You already have enough on your plate with your wedding plans. There are so many vendors to book and items to rent or purchase that you have your hands absolutely full with details. We understand completely. But if you are planning on a destination wedding, the last thing that you need to do is take on the burden of trying to get all of your guests to your wedding location and get them booked into hotel rooms in addition to all of the other details that go along with successfully pulling off a destination wedding. Instead, we urge you to locate a professional travel agency that not only has the expertise but also the contacts to get everything right and to save you money that you could never make happen on your own. You do not need to complicate your life anymore than it already is. So, your best plan of action would be to seek out a professional travel agency in the Tampa area. Then, it will be time to get all of your relevant questions answered in order to make the most informed decision possibly on who will be the one to handle all of your travel needs.
There are some great ways to obtain the names of travel agencies for you to consider as your travel vendor. One great way is to ask your wedding vendors that you already have a relationship with if they have any suggestions in terms of a travel agency. The only thing that you possibly have to worry about with this source is the possibility they might recommend someone who provides a kickback to me mentioned. But at least it is a start. We also believe that personal referrals are potentially very powerful and so asking your family, friends and coworkers about their experiences with travel agencies might yield some great fruit. And last but not least, check out the world wide web. Do a Google search for “travel agencies in the Tampa area.” This should give you a number of agencies in your area and you can start looking at the company websites to determine who you think is a quality professional and who isn't. Once you have your list of candidates that have caught your eye, start calling each one and setup a time to meet with them and interview them.
Once you are sitting in a chair across from one of your potential candidates, start talking about where your destination wedding is going to be. You may not even be at that place yet and if that is the case, ask the candidate what suggestions they may have. Keep in mind if they are any good at what they do, they should be very familiar with the most ideal wedding locations. What might help them as well is to know more about you in terms of your interests, style, and vision. Once you have decided on a destination, ask each candidate whether they will do more than just get your guests there and get them rooms. Will they craft a memorable experience for everyone?
Find out what kind of discounts they will be able to acquire for you and your guests. And speaking of cost, have a budget number ready that you feel is reasonable for each of your guests to pay in order to reach your location and stay there for a set number of days. There will come a point when you have finished interviewing all of your candidates and one of the agencies will rise to the top. At that point, you are ready to hire your very own professional travel agency.