Jump to content

Photo

When To Book All Inclusive Group Travel Packages From Canada

Resorts & Hotels Travel Agents Travel Details

  • Please log in to reply
114 replies to this topic

#11 kcole123

kcole123
  • Member
  • 850 posts
  • Wedding Date:April 17, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Melia Caribe
  • LocationPunta Cana, Dominican

Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:00 PM

Well I am glad I am not along on this. I am from Canada and have contacted quite a few TA's and they said they could not get me a firm number as of yet because the pricing isn't out yet. I am trying to book for Mid - Late April of 2015. I am getting a lot of pressure from guests asking when and how much? so frustrating when I can't get this information from any TA. I thought I would be able to get something now but I guess I have to wait it out. My only concern is by the time I book out time to travel, that the actually wedding date wouldn't be available at the resort?

 

I am glad this thread started because I am having trouble and stressing out just a little..lol


Kristy and Nathan

Melia Caribe Tropical

April 17, 2015


#12 Canada2015Bride

Canada2015Bride
  • Newbie
  • 5 posts
  • Wedding Date:March 1, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Jamaica? Mexico?
  • LocationNova Scotia

Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:49 PM

I am in the exact same boat! I have to go on NS March Break due to work, I know it will be a bit more expensive...So far no pricing seems to be available... I am also worried about missing out on good dates, booking with a higher rate, etc. SIGH



#13 kcole123

kcole123
  • Member
  • 850 posts
  • Wedding Date:April 17, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Melia Caribe
  • LocationPunta Cana, Dominican

Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

Hi Canada2015Bride,

Have you gotten any resorts narrowed down? were you able to get any pricing at all?


Kristy and Nathan

Melia Caribe Tropical

April 17, 2015


#14 KatyM81

KatyM81
  • Newbie
  • 35 posts
  • Wedding Date:April 17, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort
  • LocationCancun, Mexico

Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:16 PM

I got a quote for an early-mid April 2015 wedding from a TA using Sun Wing vacations. However, she suggested we wait to get some of the other quotes because they will likely be less - she said that for Air Canada vacations they will only look 325 out from the travel date, and no word from West Jet on their time frame. So as much as I want to make a decision and start planning - it seems like I need to wait a little bit to ensure we are getting good rates!



#15 jackshayne0123

jackshayne0123
  • Jr. Member
  • 213 posts
  • Wedding Date:January 23, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Blau Varadero Cuba
  • LocationCalgary AB Canada

Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:49 AM

I know it's hard to wait because you want to start planning and booking things, but that's just how it is in the travel world. Hopefully you won't have to wait too much longer for pricing. If your guests are giving you a hard time about prices, when, where, etc. just tell them to chill out! You'll share the info whenever you get it - it's not like you're witholding it for the fun of it. They've gotta relax! And you should too! Relax and enjoy this time, it goes fast :) Prices and dates will come soon enough, and everything snowballs after that. Have fun girls!



#16 aborgesbride

aborgesbride
  • Newbie
  • 65 posts
  • Wedding Date:January 24, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Ocean Coral & Turquesa, Riviera Maya

Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

@FutureMrsStone I am in the same boat, looking to book for January 2015...I'm stalking travel prices, they haven't gone up but down just a bit like you were saying.
Where are you travelling out of? We're out of Toronto.

#17 kellymiller

kellymiller
  • Jr. Member
  • 238 posts
  • Wedding Date:March 6, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Dreams Palm Beach Dominican Republic
  • LocationLondon, Ontario

Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:28 PM

I feel all of your pain ladies! We are getting married March 6 2015 in Punta Cana and can't get flight info yet. We have pricing for the resort but our guests want to know flight info too, so very frustrating! We are also in the position where we can fly out of Toronto, Buffalo or Detroit, so we have a few options to help with pricing at least!

 

What travel sites is everyone looking at?



#18 kcole123

kcole123
  • Member
  • 850 posts
  • Wedding Date:April 17, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Melia Caribe
  • LocationPunta Cana, Dominican

Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:17 PM

Have all of you ladies booked your wedding date with the resort before getting the travel times. I am undecided what to do?


Kristy and Nathan

Melia Caribe Tropical

April 17, 2015


#19 britter08

britter08
  • Newbie
  • 50 posts
  • Wedding Date:November 12, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Punta Cana
  • LocationCanada

Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:00 PM

I booked mine before we had set times, I knew what day it would be but had no idea of the flight times until about a month or two later, it wasn't a big deal for us, as if was quite a deal of time in advance.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

#20 shawnandellen2015

shawnandellen2015
  • Newbie
  • 9 posts
  • Wedding Date:March 4, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Marival Resort & Suite, Puerto Vallarta
  • LocationVancouver, BC

Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:08 AM

Thanks everyone!  We'd decided to hold of booking anything until late April when the flight schedule comes out for our 2015 dates.  This gave us time to get our Save the Dates out, so people have enough notice to get ready to pay the travel deposit.

 

I will work with a travel agent but I'll book the wedding date at the hotel myself - as far as I can tell there isn't any benefit of having the TA book the wedding, most of them will just put you in touch with the Hotel's wedding coordinator rather then booking it for you anyway.  I'm going to wait until we book the travel package before I book the wedding with the hotel - I don't want to pay a deposit to the hotel if I'm not 100% sure it's the resort we will pick.  We want to wait and see the exact pricing per person for the travel package before we decide.  Having said that - we are not picky on the date or time during the week we get married, if we were I may do it the other way around.







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Resorts & Hotels, Travel Agents, Travel Details

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users