I agree with what LindyN said, but I do want to say that TA's will often book a block of rooms & get discounts for group rates. The key is that they occupy all of the rooms on at least 1 night over the time period they have the rooms booked. Maybe the op's TA is thinking she can get a group set up??Does anyone know the limit of rooms you area allowed to book if you are a travel agent?
Yeah, that's what I was trying to say.Responding to MarcielM's post:
Depends on how the TA books the room.
A travel agency/agent can pull a room block and negotiate a contract rate with Disney on rooms. There is a well known agency often mentioned on these boards who pulls rooms in this manner and in effect becomes a "wholesaler" of hotel rooms. Rooms which have been negotiated by contract are room-only reservations and may not have the dining plan added. Sometimes there are also some pretty stiff penalties when booking with a room block too so it is beneficial to read the fine print regarding changes after booking. Many agents/agencies do not do room blocks because of the contract issue and how payments need to be done on these particular rooms.
There are some restrictions... tyically it is a 50% discount off room. HOWEVER you have to have your IATAN number to do this.Just curious. If you are a travel agent how much of a discount can you typiclly get on a single room? It just got me thinking of a new career. I am a stay at home mom.
Exactly. A GP or PIN rate is going to be better and those contract terms are not as guest friendly.Yeah, that's what I was trying to say.
I looked at booking a block of rooms to get a discount in March... but the rate I was quoted for 10 rooms wasn't half as good as what a PIN or GP discount code could've gotten my guests. Maybe if I had done 100 rooms....
is an education not required anymore?Just curious. If you are a travel agent how much of a discount can you typiclly get on a single room? It just got me thinking of a new career. I am a stay at home mom.
Here is some stuff I found when I googled... and it was pretty norm when I was looking into for myself. I was kinda' shocked. Here is a link to the site I pulled this bit from: About.comis an education not required anymore?
it's like people buying a Mac, pirating software and calling themselves editors and filmmakers.