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Old 03-10-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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My fiance' and I are looking for any recommendations anyone might have for a travel agent to help us plan our honeymoon this summer. Right now, we are thinking about Aruba, possibly an all inclusive resort. I have seen some pretty nice resorts online but am interested in meeting with an agent to see if there are any honeymoon discounts or options that might be available.

Any information on agents or personal experience with Aruba vacations is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: RTP area, NC
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Maupin travel in cameron village is well thought of. They just had an amazing travel show in Cary where all the reps/companies were there with their brochures. I have enough brochures now for the next 20 years!

I have also used AAA Carolinas on Blue Ridge for Disney stuff and triptik stuff. But mostly I do my own stuff these days. If you are internet savvy, you might be able to surf expedia, travelocity, the places own websites, the airline websites 'vacations' link, and also be sure to check tripadvisor.com to check ratings of events, activities, hotels and places prior to booking...

A travel agent will easily tell you what to expect based on weather, their experience, etc for honeymoons - as in whether it is smart to fly out same day or wait until next morning, what insurance (weather) to purchase, what incidentals are NOT covered in an all-inclusive so you don't get surprises, etc.

Trip advisor.com gives you the low down and usually will tell you if construction is going on, what others experienced at the same time of year, etc.

have fun planning!
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:20 AM
 
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People still use travel agents?
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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People still use travel agents?
That is why I am a former travel agent Next job was the help desk for a travel website. Back to the question -- there are still agents around. They can be very helpful for trips of a lifetime like a honeymoon. This former agent recommends considering other location besides Aruba -- like Costa Rica
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Have fun on your trips, Turks and Caicos comes highly recommended by my friend who has been to literal every island in the Caribbean (she is a sales rep for that region).

If you have questions I highly recommend http://www.tripadvisor.com/ , I use that for every trip I have taken.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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If you have questions I highly recommend Hotel and Vacation Reviews - TripAdvisor , I use that for every trip I have taken.
I have found Tripadvisor to be invaluable - including steering us to a really great little restaurant in Cancun that was easily the best meal we had while there. So good that we even went back a second time! We also used it to select the hotel, and found the reviews to be spot on.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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That is why I am a former travel agent Next job was the help desk for a travel website. Back to the question -- there are still agents around. They can be very helpful for trips of a lifetime like a honeymoon. This former agent recommends considering other location besides Aruba -- like Costa Rica
I agree and vote for Costa Rica too. There's no comparison. Been there twice with my husband. It's the only place we feel like we are truly away from it all. It's not commercial or congested. Definitely look into it.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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Where in Costa Rica would you reccomend? Any specific city/town and/or resorts?
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