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Old 01-12-2017, 02:04 PM   #1
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Thinking about going to Cancun or some place like that for our 15th anniversery. All inclusive. Like for a couple 3 days.


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Old 01-12-2017, 02:04 PM   #2
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Expedia is cheaper
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:10 PM   #3
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Wife and i took a trip to Australia this past May and tried a travel agent and they were way too expensive and not as helpful as we thought they would be. Do a lot of Google searching and emailing places yourself and I bet you can book it for cheaper than using an agent. Good luck!
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:10 PM   #4
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I've leaned to search for things on expedia or other travel sites and to book directly with the resort/hotel and airline. It's not always cheaper but sometimes it is. Do you research before stabbing the first thing you run across.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:13 PM   #5
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:20 PM   #6
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Do they even exist anymore?
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:21 PM   #7
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Are there still travel agents?
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:25 PM   #8
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Any suggestions on where to go? Resorts??


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Old 01-12-2017, 02:38 PM   #9
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I will tell you this from staying at different hotels/motels the last few months, all of them are telling me that when you book thru one of the online sights the hotel/motle may or may not get the booking sent to them so when you show up there may not be a reservation for you. I have found better deals booking straight with the hotels/motels.


Punta Cana would be a suggestion for a romantic getaway.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:46 PM   #10
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You can be your own travel agent these days!

Flights:
1. Check kayak.com or other websites and get a feel for the prices
2. Double check with the Airlines directly and maybe book through them.

Hotel:
1. I use travel forum boards like trip advisor or flyer talk and see what is popular or most recommended.
2. Yelp can provide some hotel reviews as well

Packages:
1. Sometimes Costco packages are pretty good, other websites may have some deals as well.
2. I generally price out what it would cost if I book it myself vs. packages - then I'll decide. Generally I end up book things on my own.

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Old 01-12-2017, 02:51 PM   #11
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That's what dad always told me.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:57 PM   #12
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Have you been to Cancun or Mexico? I went and no one in the family liked it. Maybe if you can drink $400 in mixed drinks every day it would be worth it.

We used a travel agent and she did ok. Answered some questions. Probably could do it on your own.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:09 PM   #13
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We just got back from Playa. We loved it.
Have you looked at Hotwire? I know that they have some deals on hotels if you book blind.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:18 PM   #14
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I've stayed at Fiesta Americana Condesa. It's was nice for an all inclusive but apart from a Sandals or something like that all inclusives aren't really what I want unless I'm taking the whole family. You can get much nicer away from all inclusives
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:38 PM   #15
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I've stayed at Fiesta Americana Condesa. It's was nice for an all inclusive but apart from a Sandals or something like that all inclusives aren't really what I want unless I'm taking the whole family. You can get much nicer away from all inclusives


Cheaper to go not all inclusive?


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Old 01-12-2017, 03:40 PM   #16
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It's cheaper to go inclusive imo
Wait until you are buying $12 beers on the beach.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:44 PM   #17
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Southwest also offers vacation packages on their website.

We went to Isla Mujeres and loved it. It's a little island off of Cancun


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Old 01-12-2017, 03:52 PM   #18
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Dude, VRBO.com or Flipkey.com ,and really get to see what the flavor of the country is all about by staying in local home away from any resort. Check out expedia and yelp for eats and recreation and you got it made. Once you've stayed at a nice vacation rental, it's hard to go back to Hotels.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:58 PM   #19
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No just nicer resorts than the all inclusives are
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:35 PM   #20
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We went to the Excellence resort in Punta Cana and really enjoyed it. I believe they a Cancun based resort.


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Old 01-12-2017, 04:36 PM   #21
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Are there still travel agents?
Yes there are, my wife is one. She specializes in all thing Disney....cruises, world, and land as well as other resorts Disney has worldwide. But she also does other trips as well. Not the case with Disney, but other things sometimes you can find better deals on your own and sometimes an agent can find you the best deal. If you would like my wife to see what deals she can get send me your info and I will have her get in touch with you to see what you are looking for. If she finds something great, if not no big deal. Her services are free, no obligation.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:38 PM   #22
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Dude, VRBO.com or Flipkey.com ,and really get to see what the flavor of the country is all about by staying in local home away from any resort. Check out expedia and yelp for eats and recreation and you got it made. Once you've stayed at a nice vacation rental, it's hard to go back to Hotels.
I agree with this. Way different travel experience
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:57 PM   #23
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Yes there are, my wife is one. She specializes in all thing Disney....cruises, world, and land as well as other resorts Disney has worldwide. But she also does other trips as well. Not the case with Disney, but other things sometimes you can find better deals on your own and sometimes an agent can find you the best deal. If you would like my wife to see what deals she can get send me your info and I will have her get in touch with you to see what you are looking for. If she finds something great, if not no big deal. Her services are free, no obligation.


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Old 01-12-2017, 05:03 PM   #24
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:08 PM   #25
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:27 PM   #26
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my mom is an agent. no fees to use, price match guarantee ect. can meet or beat any price you find out there.

many reasons to use one vs booking yourself , main one being if something goes wrong a good agent can get it fixed way faster than you can. they have connections. can also get you hooked up freebies sometimes like ocean view room upgrades ect when you paid for non ocean view.

give her a call or text. kristie 469-878-4248 like i said she doesn't charge a fee.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:22 PM   #27
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Thx for the info


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Old 01-13-2017, 07:10 AM   #28
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Le Blanc Cancun. Top rated Adult All Inclusive.
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:20 AM   #29
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My wife and I used AAA. I called and set it up for the honeymoon, and I'm not a member there either.

Told her my budget, we wanted to go to Cancun and we wanted all inclusive and adults only. I asked for three options, she sent them to me, I picked and gave her my flight dates and times. A week later I got a package with all my travel info, guide to Mexico, and checklist. It made the trip a breeze and it was fairly inexpensive IMO for what we got.

Ended up at Cancun, Riviera Maya Bahia Si'an Khan for a week. Yea, it was awesome. I would definitely go there again.
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:22 AM   #30
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:26 AM   #31
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Expedia is cheaper
Yep. We have booked probably 8-10 trips through Expedia over the years. We have tried other resources but we have always found the best deals through them. Booking the flights, hotels and car with them has always worked out well and saved money.
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