(Closed) Costa Rica Honeymoon – Book using Orbitz or a local travel agent?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Orbitz or local travel agent?
    Orbitz : (2 votes)
    40 %
    Local travel agent : (3 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m getting married and honeymooning in Costa Rica in a month or so. From what I’ve read on Trip Advisor, CR hotels prefer you book directly- which for you would be more of the travel agent route than the Orbitz route. I would recommend telling the travel agent about the Orbitz room deal and ask if he/she can arrange the same.

    Post # 4
    746 posts
    Busy bee

    Your local agent should be able to price match the online sites.

     One of the many benefits of using an agent should be to manage flight schedule changes as they occur, guaranteing that you won’t get bumped from the hotel that you book, ( which happens frequently to online bookers), and ensuring that your transfers, insurance, etc, are all in order. Utilizing the services of a local agent also helps you support local business, which is always a good thing!

    Post # 5
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Either works, but I give you this advice: if you book through Orbitz, call or email the hotels afterwards to confirm your reservation. I know it’s a pain and it’s nothing I would normally do — but when we went last year, one of our hotels (in Tamarindo) never got the Orbitz reservation. They **almost** didn’t have a room for us when we showed up. Luckily, they had one opening. But even then, we had to switch rooms about 3 times during our stay there in order to squeeze us in. We majorly lucked out. So yeah, Orbitz is ok, but I think sometimes they dont “talk” well with the CR vendors.

    Post # 6
    1669 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I said local travel agency.  We just got back from CR and used a online travel agency.  We had to call them a couple times to get information and verify some of the transfers and it helped that they were familiar with the area.  Orbitz might be too but I’m not sure.  We had a great experiance and really like how everything was so organized.  There was nothing unexpected in the plans which is great when you are in a foreign country.  Have a great time there!!  We did!!

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