(Closed) Cheapcarribean.com VS Travel agent????

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We always book our trips on our own online… for us its always been a huge price difference! I’ve never personally used cheapcarribean.com, but have heard lots of good things about it over Tripadvisor.

 

On a side note, great resort choice! My brother and his wife recently had their honeymoon at the couples resort in Ochos Rios and from what they’ve said are sold on the Couples brand. That and they heard nothing but *amazing* things about their resorts and its beachfront in Negril!

Happy Honeymoon!!!

 

Post # 4
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We used cheapcaribbean.com to book our honeymoon to Jamaica at Couples Sans Souci and it was great. We got a really good deal and it was very easy to use. THey also gave us hurricane insurance and sunshine guarantee where we would have gotten a free night at the resort for every day that we missed out on because of rain.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Here’s the thing…

I’ve seen a lot of people say that they found something cheaper online. And sometimes that’s true. However, I often find that the online sites default to the worst flights imaginable. It may be cheaper, but if you spend 6 hours in an airport on the way there, is it really worth it? And does the price you’re getting include the transfers, taxes, insurance, etc?

Most travel agents will price match what you find online when possible. They should also be able to manage things like flight schedule changes, etc. One of the biggest risks of booking online is getting bumped or walked to another property. If you’re working with a travel agent, they should be able to offer you the security of knowing that the resort you book will be the resort you’ll stay at.

Whatever path you choose, don’t forgo the trip insurance! A lot of people don’t realize that their heath insurance most likely won’t cover them when they are outside the country. I could tell you horror stories about people who have been financially devastated because they didn’t get the insurance.

Post # 6
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407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

What Bliss Honeymoons said about flights is definitely something to consider! We typically depart from Canada, which to the usual all-inclusive southern destinations, have charter flights so is a non-issue…. but this definitely rings true for a lot of US departures!

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