(Closed) Travel Agent needed if booking all inclusive resort?

posted 9 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We did only because it was cheaper. If it would have cost more, we would have done it ourselves.

Post # 4
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@nnikolasa: I have heard they are still a good idea because that way you have a point of contact if something is not the way it should be once you get there.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@nnikolasa:  We booked our all-inclusive honeymoon to the bahamas directly through the resort’s website and had zero problems what so ever.  I think you’re good to go without using one!

Post # 6
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746 posts
Busy bee

@nnikolasa:

A travel agent can make all the difference in your honeymoon experience. While some believe that using a travel agent costs more, most of the time that’s not the case. A good travel agent really can make or break your trip. Here’s some things to look for when interviewing an agent:

-How long have they been in business?

Why are they recommending the resort or destination for your trip? Have they taken the time to learn about your likes and dislikes, or making the recommendation based soley on price?

-Have they personally visited this destination within the last three years?

-Are they able to explain to you what the travel insurance includes?

-Do they have a “no walk” policy that will prevent you from being bumped to another resort?

-Will they be available to you while you are traveling if you need assistance?

-what certifications and professional affiliations do they hold?

Here are some red flags-

-If they ask you to pay in cash, run!

-If they suggest you skip things like transfers or insurance

-If they will only talk to you about one resort chain, such as Sandals.

-If they aren’t able to tell you why they feel a particular destination or resort is a good fit for you.

Post # 7
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486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would LOVE to recommend my agent. We went to the Iberostar GRAND rose hall in Montego Bay Jamacia, please read my reviews and others here I am kris1914 on this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g147311-d1167103-r113867224-Iberostar_Grand_Rose_Hall-Montego_Bay_Jamaica.html

It was worth evey penny. Good luck!!! and if you contact her tell her Kristiana recommended her and make sure you have plenty of time to talk she is awesome but can be long winded.lol

Travel agent info:
Nancy Skyers
Upscale Travel Event Director/Agent
(248) 357-4917

 


Post # 8
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105 posts
Blushing bee

I have been looking around by myself and with a TA and it has been cheaper with the TA.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I use AAA and am SO glad we are talking to our agent about our honeymoon. She is well traveled and gave us a lot of tips about the different destinations, state of the area at this point (some areas she said she personally wouldn’t go at this time because of turmoil and safety which was very appreciated), asked us what we want to get out of the trip and then told us where is better choices and why for US, temps in march (when we’re going).. etc etc.  She can get us a better deal on the trip, will keep up on any extra savings options even after we book, take care of insurance, etc and be sure we are treated fairly… AND it’s Free! (included in my membership which I get every year anyway)

 

LOVE it!

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