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#11 acw271011

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:44 AM

I will start.

 

Travelling with Air Transat for a 7 day all inclusive at Melia Caribe Tropical.

 

Departing St. John's, Newfoundland - $1690 taxes included based on double occupancy

 

Departing Toronto, Ontario - $1450 taxes included based on double occupancy

 

Departing from Edmonton - This is where me and my fiancé are departing from and a couple of other people. The prices for this isn't yet determined because packages weren't available with Air Transat leaving Edmonton to Punta Cana for this resort. We may have to get land only and do the flights separate. Right now it looks to be around $1900 with both combined. I am hoping the flight prices will go down.

 

All of these prices require a $50 deposit which is due July 4th/14. The remainder is due Feb 5/15. Wedding date is April 17, 2015.

 

I know it's a long haul, but have you tried out of Calgary for pricing? The drive is doable and it might be worth the saving.


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#12 kcole123

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:00 AM

I never thought of Calgary. I may have to check that out too. Do you know if they offer packages going to punta cana from Calgary?


I am not sure how much cheaper it will be though. It's a five hour drive for us from Wainwright and then if it's that long depending on the flight time, we may have to get a hotel in Calgary. I just emailed the travel agent though to look into it and check out the pricing for us.


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#13 nikkicraig10

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:03 AM

@nikkicraig10 I just spoke with my TA and she told me no one has booked hahah. I felt like a kid that they just said "you have no friends" to hahah. I better get my family on it to at least make some numbers! haha. I'm still far away from the deadline so I'm not worried (2 months). Most people have said that they are coming but I know everyone is procrastinating. I'm hoping they will start booking when I send invitations next month. 

Ahhh that's what I'm afraid of!! I'm definitely going to get on my family (or at least my parents!) to get on it. My deadline is in the heart of summer where everything is expensive with weekend getaways and what not, so I'd really love it if people would stop procrastinating! haha. best of luck!



#14 candle23

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:38 AM

Our pricing for one week is $1475 per person from Toronto and $1720 from Edmonton. It's a little higher than what we wanted, but lots of people are booking on their own and not with our travel agent and finding better prices.

#15 kcole123

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:07 AM

I am hoping people use our TA to be honest so we can get the perks of the group. I am not sure if they will find cheaper without the group rate or if they will find much higher prices. We will see I guess.


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#16 TinkerSofi

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 03:24 PM

I am hoping people use our TA to be honest so we can get the perks of the group. I am not sure if they will find cheaper without the group rate or if they will find much higher prices. We will see I guess.

 

I'm hoping for the same! I really want that free cocktail hour...and maybe a few other events hahah. Bottom line is, we can't afford a cocktail hour on our own so if it's not free we have to cancel it :(.  I'm also really counting on the free people we get with the group to help our family come from Argentina and Colombia. I feel awkward saying that to guests when they ask if it's better for me if they book through the group. I don't want to put them between a rock and a hard place, but if my grandma could come I would be in heaven!

 

So far i've only had one person say that they might look elsewhere. When I talked to my TA she said that there is only one tour operator that goes to our hotel next year so the prices will not vary much and if they are able to find something really cheap there is either something wrong with the pricing or our group can get a discount too! 



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