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I am looking to go to Curaçao for my honeymoon next year and I am curious if it would be cheaper to buy a plain ticket and book my desired hotel seperately or book a packagedeal from a travel-agency.

What things do I have to keep in mind if booking the hotel and ticket seperately comes in cheaper? Stuff like transport to your hotel is mostly included when you book with an agency.

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booking the hotel on the date you are actually arriving at your destination? Honestly, package-deal only are sometimes good deals, imho, but there is nothing specific to know about it. Unless you want to narrow your question to something more precise. – Vince Jun 24 '14 at 10:43
Which country would you be booking in? In some counties (eg the UK with ATOL), booking a package deal of flight+hotel gets you extra protections beyond that of two individual bookings – Gagravarr Jun 24 '14 at 10:54
@Vince But the question is about booking directly (e.g. is there some issues with insurance, assistance if something is wrong, etc.) – Relaxed Jun 24 '14 at 10:54
@Relaxed OK I didn't know it included anything else than a hotel and a flight. This is not very obvious in the question. – Vince Jun 24 '14 at 11:14
@Gagravarr I live in the Netherlands. – Ajax1995 Jun 24 '14 at 11:48

Most of the times, booking separately will be cheaper (the travel agency has to make its profit) but it is not a definite rule: they can sometimes negotiate discounts and get better prices; just compare the prices...

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package deals can often be cheaper because the travel agency can buy in bulk, thus offering you a lower price than booking yourself AND making a profit. – jwenting Jun 24 '14 at 13:10

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