(Closed) Using a travel agent?

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I researched prices through the travel agent versus online and didn’t find any better deals online so I went through the travel agent as I like to do things with a real person.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We decided on going through a travel agent just because I figured I would be too preoccupied with wedding planning to also worry about a vacation.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t know that we saved money by using out agent but we definitely saved time!  We basically told her what we had in mind and she came back with lots of great options.   And because of her relationship with the resorts we did score a few upgrades.  

I just like that with all the things we had to do for the wedding, we didn’t do anything but show up for the honeymoon (and pay for it, of course).  She made it really easy and our honeymoon was flawless. 

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We used a travel agent and he was able to save us money. The flights that we were going to book on our own would have cost us more money. Also, he is able to handle any issues that we may come across for us.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We started to look into it but we found a better deal with expedia.  I know some people are too occupied with wedding planning but we were able to handle it!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We booked our Hawaiian honeymoon via a travel agent. As savvy as I have been with most of my wedding plans, flying and vacationing half way across the country requires a professional. Our agent was able to get us an Island Hopper special with the Hyatt, find us a luaua and a dinner cruise, and plan our morning at Pearl Harbor. He came up with activities that might not have crossed my mind or my fiancee’s mine (and he’s been to Hawaii already.)

My parents are frequently travelers and do everything out of country via a travel agent.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re using one but not going until February.  We just wanted to not worry about anything on our Honeymoon so that’s why we went with ours.  Ours will pick us up from the airport, got rides for all our activities we want to do and take us back to the airport (we’re flying to 3 different cities in Thailand).  We just didn’t want the hassle of trying to get cabs in a foreign country and worry about being ripped off.  

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I totally used a travel and I know for a fact her prices were less.  It was easy to see because we booked a Sandals (in Antigua) and the prices online with Sandals, with Liberty, with all the other travel agents were not only about $100 higher, but she also saved on airfare–simply suggesting we leave 2 days later, and we got nonstop flights vs connections and they were cheaper too. PLUS unlike having to use Orbitz or Expedia, we didn’t have to pay it all in full when we made the reservation.  I also know we had no idea which room type to pick and she sent us pictures, and told us all we needed to know without spending hours researching it.  And she didn’t cost a dime to use!  FREE–love that.  I would totally suggest her too….  VIP Vacations, and I used Jennifer D.  [email protected]  Plus she is always on FOX news and I feel like I have a celeb planner or something!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I highly recommend using a travel agent! They get you upgrades, take care of everything and IF anything goes wrong- you have someone to turn to! People on the recent Carnival cruise that didn’t have a travel agent were stuck on mass transit while my friend that used our travel agent, Rosalena at Carefree Vacations, had a private car waiting for them and even the option to get on a different cruise so their time off wasn’t wasted!

This is the most important trip and time of your life, use a specialist! Plus, if you decide to use a honeymoon registry they can help you with that, too.

http://www.carefreevacations.com/browse-by-interest/honeymoons.php

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We got the same price as we would have using our travel agent vs expedia. What i’m relieved to find is that Travel Agents often have good relationships with the resorts for honeymoons (or cruises/bus tours, etc) so they can ensure you get extra perks for your special holiday! We will be getting a private dinner on the beach, flower petals in the bathtub one night, and a breaky in bed since our travel agent made it known we would be on our honeymoon. Since we chose a resort that recently presented to our travel agent at a travel fair in calgary, we are also likely to get an upgraded room!

A friend of mine booked her Honeymoon though an online site and was so dissapointed when she got to the resort that they didn’t have the notes on file. Many resorts need extra notice to do the special things for you.

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