(Closed) Travel agent details?

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hey KJM,

I had a destination wedding and used a travel agent for the flight and honeymoon booking.  The agents don’t charge you – they get paid commissions by the hotels, airlines, etc. they book.  The travel agent got us pretty much the same price we found ourselves online, but she got us a $50 discount on airfare and it was nice having someone coordinate it all for you. 

I then shared the agent’s contact info with my invited guests – I put it in on our wedding website and on the invitation – but no one used her.  I guess everyone is so used to the online bookings like you! 

I say it can’t hurt to offer someone’s contact info – you never know… if you refer them a lot of business, they may be grateful and hook you up with an upgrade or deal on a future booking!   

Post # 4
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1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m also having a Destination Wedding and using a travel agent. Like PP said they do not cost anything, they receive their commissions through airlines & resorts. You can choose whichever resort you want with a travel agent and they are actually very good at helping you choose a resort.

I think having a travel agent is so worth it because people can easily call my travel agent to book and ask her any questions they have. You have no idea how many questions come up about a Destination Wedding and I am so happy to just say call the travel agent rather than dealing with it myself!

Post # 5
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1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I am also in the same position! For those of you who did use a travel agent did you find that they pressured you into choosing certain chains? I am worried that they might get more commission from some companies than others. (sorry if this is a hijack but it seems relevant to choosing to use a travel agent right??)

Post # 7
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36 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

my cousin is doing her wedding in May 2013 and she used the TA I used for my honeymoon (who also is recommended as a destination wedding agent).  She didn’t charge us a dime.  She also didn’t push me one way or another with resorts.  Why not look around, read about their services.  http://www.travelbyvip.com is their website.   Good Luck

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