With the talks about enchanted not being that great I thought I would give a review of travel leaders...I had a friend tell me to go there but wanted to check around first...well I checked around with 4 different agencies and they had the best price for what we wanted...a 6 day 7 night mexican riviera cruise, airfare included, trip insurance and any taxes or fees...oh and with balcony.Enchanted quoted us 2915.74 Travel leaders quoted us about a thousand less...no kidding!
One thing I also liked about travel leaders is we are doing a honeymoon registry..they have nice pretty little cards about the size of a business card you can send out with your shower invites or however you want to mail them. They say honeymoon registry and this couple is registered at Travel leaders...has a bridal bouquet in the background. So they are not cheap and do not cheapen your invites.
Enchanted was offering us a piece of paper you tear off a notepad that said honeymoon registry on it...not quite as nice..2 of the other places didnt have anything nice to include either.
Also travel leaders sends these postcard like cards to your contributors for them to put in an envelope to let you know they contributed..they can give these to you at the wedding or mail them to you in place of a card or in addition to.
I took my kids with me to all the places since I am a busy mom and the most accomodating and understanding of a toddler and roudy 6yo was travel leaders..they had a nice big box of toys, brought them a snack and drinks..was super nice.
2 of the other places I checked with didnt have as much to offer and took awhile to get back to me and I dont like chasing vendors..they should be chasing me! lol..Enchanted we had an appt and still waited 15 min..Celebrate travel we were seen on time and Travel leaders we were seen on time as well...Cant remember the third place we went to.
The only bad thing I have to say about travel leaders is the parking isnt great or easy to get into because it is right next to a tax place and as you can guess they are busy this time around...but then 1 out of the other 3 places they didnt have great parking either.
I do know prices can vary from vaction to vacation..I know that travel leaders might not be the cheapest all of the time..but they were so easy to deal with..so very educated and offered trip insurance and everything..told me the most about our trip we wanted to take...many of the other places were sort of vague because we said we were looking around. I make sure to tell people so we were not pressured that we were shopping around and they didnt seem to care and didnt offer us as much info. Enough rambling though I give them two thumbs up and ask for Pam Young..she is just so nice and sweet..so easy to deal with! =0) FYI I do think most places try to price match. Most I spoke to said if you find a better price..but I believe if the place has a great feel, good customer service why go to another place and bring the cheaper price..why not just give it to the better place to begin with?