While there are plenty of brides who choose to take on all of their own wedding planning, when it comes to the honeymoon, it's best to call in a professional.
Travel agents don’t just have the secret number to an actual human at the airline customer service line, they have the knowledge and expertise to help brides and grooms plan the perfect post nuptial vacations. We talked to June Cuba, President of All Travel Company about what she’s seeing in honeymoon trends and what couples can expect when planning their honeymoons.
The world is a big place and the varieties of honeymoons that couples have to choose from are almost endless. Trying to narrow the search to find exactly the right trip for you can be a daunting task and that’s where a travel agent with decades of experience, like June Cuba, can match the couple to their ideal destination. “What we do is we bring in clients and have them tell me what it is that they want. It’s one thing to listen to someone and another to be able to see their facial expressions.” says June. With this personal touch, travel agents like June and her team can help couples decide if it’s the intimacy of a boutique resort in the Caribbean, the adventure of a European escapade, or the luxury of the beaches of Hawaii that’s their perfect match.
June has been seeing an upswing in clients that want something nearby, all-inclusive, and with a variety of activities outside the resort. “Because the age of bride and groom are later 20’s – early 30’s,” says June, “they are more into the cultural things and the experiences.”
June’s team, which includes destination specialists for Mexico and the Caribbean, has built a relationship with exclusive resort brand, AM Resorts, and often feature Secrets The Vine in Cancun as one of the premiere honeymoon destinations. “It’s a very unique resort because it’s geared towards wine.” That means that along with fine dining, Secrets The Vine Cancun also focuses on wine tastings and pairings. Yum!
If hearing “Cancun” invokes an involuntary flashback to the unwise decisions of days gone by, fear not. Cancun has grown up right along with you. June filled us in that after rebuilding from a devastating hurricane, resort owners decided to focus on more high-end clients and have seriously raised the bar of sophistication. What used to be all about a party atmosphere has evolved into all-inclusive resort experiences that include fine dining, adventures in nature, health and wellness activities, and cultural events.
Even when planning for an all-inclusive honeymoon, it can be easy to miss out on some of the finer details that take the trip to the next level. “It’s a special adventure to celebrate your life together on this trip.” says June, and that’s where a travel agent can make all the difference by seeing to details like making sure that the resort knows that it is a honeymoon couple, that special requests are met, and by scheduling private transportation and non-stop transfers.
About All Travel Company: All Travel Company is a preferred Delta Vacations agency. With specialties across the globe including Mexico, Hawaii, and Europe for both couples and families, they have just the right expert for every type of vacation. Call All Travel Company at 770-426-1825 or visit their website at www.alltravelcompany.com.
While wedding trends come and go, there is one that is showing no signs of slowing down right now.