Jump to content
malyna

Newbie Question About Group Bookings

Recommended Posts

Our travel agent worked with Sunwing to get pricing and the 30 seats and 15 rooms blocked off for our wedding guests for 90 days. We just had to put our deposit of $200 each to hold the seats for everyone. 


The $200 goes towards our seats


You can contact any travel agent for pricing, theres no cost to you to ask about group pricing.  They can provide you with free quotes before you sign anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ugh, the Excellence was expensive!! I had to put down $5k to hold 20 rooms. The amount will get credited to my account, and we have until 3 months prior to the wedding to release rooms, but I thought that was super high.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ugh, the Excellence was expensive!! I had to put down $5k to hold 20 rooms. The amount will get credited to my account, and we have until 3 months prior to the wedding to release rooms, but I thought that was super high.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

???

 

Are you working with a TA? That's crazy! Mine is also the $200 total for our deposit, which then allows us to hold 48 rooms

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@kellisbaby w my ta 20 rooms would be $2k down... I wonder why such a price difference

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@kellisbaby - Kind of along the same lines as everyone else, are you working with a TA? I just feel like that's crazy! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am working with a TA. Although I have very mixed feelings about working with her!

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dunno what to do now! My at originally told me that the resort would honor the price if there's excess bookings of the held rooms but now she is saying the cost will be at the time of booking if it's not held now.. But my guests could probably only afford it if it's the price quoted now. What should I do?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dunno what to do now! My at originally told me that the resort would honor the price if there's excess bookings of the held rooms but now she is saying the cost will be at the time of booking if it's not held now.. But my guests could probably only afford it if it's the price quoted now. What should I do?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Normally if you go over your block you have what's called an attrition rate (this is often 10% but check what yours is specifically) this protects you on either side without "penalty"... You can book 10% more rooms or have 10% less than expected without any changes in price etc.

 

Once you pass the attrition allowance, you need to renegotiate a second contract... Sometimes this can be cheaper the second time around (or offer even deeper credits/bonuses as a thank you), or higher (more likely as there will be less rooms available at the resort and closer to your actual date of travel)....

 

Best thing to do it guesstimate as close as possible how many rooms you truly need, and then have your guests put their small deposits down quickly to secure the rate- they will then have a long time to finish paying it off.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this how all group bookings work? I have no idea how many people would be coming...

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

My TA made it seem that most resorts would honor the rate for the bookings made in excess of the held rooms

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • I have stayed at Dreams La Romana and Dreams Dominicus.  The two resorts are very different in style and decor. A few comparison points are below and fact sheets are attached for both.   Both resorts are approx 45 minutes from Punta Cana airport, close proximity to Saona Island, Catalina Island and Altos de Chavon. Top championship golf courses in the Caribbean are just minutes away including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, The Links and La Estancia – all designed by world-famous Pete Dye. Restaurants are similar at both resorts.  Both offer the Explorers Club for Kids.  Dreams Dominicus  Brand new resort and in 2016 488 rooms (however additional construction was underway) More contemporary style & decor Good beach area Rooms were very nice Preferred Club located in main lobby and adjacent to main pool & beach front Food was good Center plaza area with nighttime entertainment Main lobby is small, but outdoor bar off lobby is nice Dreams La Romana Originally built in 2003 & opened as Dreams La Romana in 2008 756 rooms Recently renovated and new preferred club adults only lounge & pool added  Rooms are more traditional Caribbean decor Grounds are very lush and tropical Good beach area food was good    Dreams Dominicus fact sheet.pdf Dreams La Romana fact sheet.pdf
    • My sister has done it but with the destination wedding, only super close family members and friends came since it was expensive and farther. It was great though.
    • Thanks! I had it printed out. Very useful!!
    • Hello Guys, Are you looking for affordable wedding venue, reception halls, party rentals, outdoor event venue, birthday party venue in mobile al.  Choose Anne-Marie Cottage for your special occasion. Our cottage is an affordable venue for your intimate wedding.   Thank u 
    • Flower girl dresses tend to follow the latest trends in bridal party and thanks for sharing Great website that provide  good collection & services with affordable price .
  • Topics

×