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Free Social Media Image Pack - Enjoy!

Started by Tom Ogg in The Front Office. Last reply by Natasha Vanessa Gaynor 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

Best all inclusive Aruba

Started by chris mann in The Front Office. Last reply by Julia Lickliter yesterday. 6 Replies

AD75 Ticketing Question

Started by HOTELROOMBLOCKS.COM in The Front Office. Last reply by Sharri Moore, CTA DS yesterday. 12 Replies

Aruba All-inclusive nearest nightlife/dining

Started by Tina Ford in The Front Office. Last reply by Julia Lickliter yesterday. 5 Replies

Greece Supplier for a Villa?

Started by Daria Dimitroff in The Front Office. Last reply by Daria Dimitroff yesterday. 4 Replies

5 hour layover at Charles DeGaulle in Paris

Started by Cornelius Tilton in The Front Office. Last reply by Preston McKinney MCC yesterday. 3 Replies

Air Consolidators

Started by Ankita Shah in The Front Office. Last reply by Preston McKinney MCC yesterday. 7 Replies

Italy in winter?

Started by Linda Murfin in The Front Office. Last reply by Linda Murfin yesterday. 3 Replies

Transfer Dusseldorf airport to Cologne

Started by Jo Belanger in The Front Office. Last reply by Jo Belanger yesterday. 7 Replies

Tripmate Commission Protection

Started by Marilyn Jean Wagner in The Front Office. Last reply by Fatima Reep yesterday. 20 Replies

Divi Divi Resorts and more

Started by Susan Hillson in The Front Office yesterday. 0 Replies

Canada Vacation, Not Cruise

Started by Karla Stauder in The Front Office. Last reply by Lois Mock yesterday. 6 Replies

Trans-Atlantic tour operator for Iceland

Started by Cindy Morin in The Front Office. Last reply by Cindy Morin yesterday. 6 Replies

Cabo Azul

Started by Barbara Oliver CTA, ECC in The Front Office. Last reply by Dann Davis yesterday. 3 Replies

South Africa Day Trip Safari

Started by Allene McDaniel, CTA in The Front Office. Last reply by Sari Heiskanen yesterday. 1 Reply

Allegiant Air Promotions

Started by Sherri Sanchez in The Front Office. Last reply by Sherri Sanchez yesterday. 16 Replies

Latest Activity

Natasha Vanessa Gaynor liked Ankita Shah's discussion Air Consolidators
5 hours ago
Natasha Vanessa Gaynor liked Cornelius Tilton's discussion 5 hour layover at Charles DeGaulle in Paris
5 hours ago
Natasha Vanessa Gaynor liked Daria Dimitroff's discussion Greece Supplier for a Villa?
5 hours ago
Natasha Vanessa Gaynor liked HOTELROOMBLOCKS.COM's discussion AD75 Ticketing Question
5 hours ago
Natasha Vanessa Gaynor replied to Tom Ogg's discussion Free Social Media Image Pack - Enjoy!
"Thank you Tom!"
5 hours ago
Natasha Vanessa Gaynor replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Destination bride going directly to vendors, I worry the resorts will push me out!
"This is a difficult one Misty! It's horrible being the agent in the position where the customer is going to give you run round because they can't decide whom they want to commit to!! If I was in this position, which I have been in many…"
5 hours ago
moagent replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Destination bride going directly to vendors, I worry the resorts will push me out!
"If it were I, I would kindly tell her that we both can't be working on this, and if she wants me to handle it, she'll have to butt out (kinder words would be helpful, lol).  But only one of you can be in charge. "
22 hours ago
Patti Metzger replied to Patti Metzger's discussion Costco - How is everyone handling pricing with Costco?
"Hahaha! Funny Renetta. I was honest with the young couple. I explained that I couldn’t match the perks they were being offered. They are planning a bigger trip later in the year and they will need assistance as Costco doesn’t customize…"
22 hours ago
Renetta Kunnath replied to Patti Metzger's discussion Costco - How is everyone handling pricing with Costco?
"I was at the Costco Service counter renewing my card and the Costco employe was telling the the couple next to me all about their travel benefits.  I thought about reaching over and strangling that employee but then I figured They…"
22 hours ago
Misty Bellet posted a discussion

Destination bride going directly to vendors, I worry the resorts will push me out!

So I have a very high end bride, the biggest budget Ive worked with yet... in her excitement she is contacting a bunch of resorts directly. Grand Velas quoted her a wedding that was super cheap - $12,000 for 120 people. Obviously they're super low wedding to try to get all those guests there... well today she messages them back asking if they can come down and they drop the price to $5000! Well I know dang well they're trying to squeeze me out of the equation! What can I do? My bride has messaged probably 20 different resorts. Ive explained how tour operators work hoping shed back off and let me do the legwork but thats not happening. Im afraid Ill do months of work only to have her discover that Grand Velas is giving her a great rate only bcuz they think shes booking direct, once they discover she has an agent they back up, then shes forced to decide between saving ten grand or working with an agent.....what the heck do I do here?!?!
22 hours ago
Karla Stauder replied to Tom Ogg's discussion Free Social Media Image Pack - Enjoy!
"Thank you, Tom!!!"
23 hours ago
Patti Metzger replied to Patti Metzger's discussion Costco - How is everyone handling pricing with Costco?
"Thank you!"
yesterday
Julia Lickliter replied to chris mann's discussion Best all inclusive Aruba
"Thank for the pics Tina!"
yesterday
Sharri Moore, CTA DS replied to HOTELROOMBLOCKS.COM's discussion AD75 Ticketing Question
"Kristi is correct.  I have been issuing airline tickets for two decades. Agency GDS contracts are registered with that particular agency's ARC/IATA  number.  That agency can ONLY issue an agency reduced fare ticket via their GDS…"
yesterday
Preston McKinney MCC replied to Patti Metzger's discussion Costco - How is everyone handling pricing with Costco?
"Do not even attempt to match or beat Costco because their clients buy only on price and not service.  Gear your business to more high end travel.  I also shop at Costco but do not expect service except at the pharmacy and eye…"
yesterday
Julia Lickliter replied to Tina Ford's discussion Aruba All-inclusive nearest nightlife/dining
"All girls in their late 40's. They insist on all inclusive.  Between the Barcelo and Riu Antillas what do you think? "
yesterday
Patti Metzger replied to Patti Metzger's discussion Costco - How is everyone handling pricing with Costco?
"Frustrating!!  I love shopping at Costco, but I never purchase any of their additional services they promote on your way out of the store.  But I understand that for a traveler, I'm sure it is hard to pass up a $300-$400 gift card to…"
yesterday
Daria Dimitroff replied to Daria Dimitroff's discussion Greece Supplier for a Villa?
"Thank you!"
yesterday
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Patti Metzger's discussion Costco - How is everyone handling pricing with Costco?
"Patti, yes, they have increased their offerings so it can be very tempting. I have even lost business from very wealthy clients to whom the price was more important than anything else."
yesterday
Ann Grubb replied to Daria Dimitroff's discussion Greece Supplier for a Villa?
"Ooooohhhhhhhh  Yes!!!    I did a destination wedding for a Bridezilla in June of 2017.   I actually booked with 3 different tour operators for a villa for the parents, hotel for the guests, and ferry/transfers for…"
yesterday
 
 
 


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