We are asked this question (a lot it seems). While in our minds we know the many reasons, but to someone unfamiliar with Honeymoons Designed, possibly never having worked with a travel agent or agency in the past, and growing up not knowing anything other than the internet, I can see where this would be an important question.
Over the past week we have been posting some compelling reasons, and answers, on our Facebook page. I decided to write a blog post incorporating them as well so the information doesn’t get lost in cyber-land.
Let’s start with this simple fact. Yes, you can book travel online and there are many different sites to do this on. However, just because you can doesn’t mean you should. We can all prepare our taxes online too, but does that mean we should? For those who have no idea of the tax laws and/or have more complicated tax returns, the answer is probably “No”. We could all change the oil in our car too, but does that mean we should? I could use this example with many different scenarios. In the end it will come down to a personal choice or preference.
Here are some of the important reasons why we think you should book a honeymoon designed by Honeymoons Designed. Yes, we DESIGN honeymoons. And yes, we are what most people know as “travel agent”. We prefer to be called “travel advisor”, “travel consultant” or even “travel designer” because we feel we do so much more than the definition of an agent.
Reason #1 – We are specialists in the niche of Romance Travel and we specialize in some pretty specific destinations too. Why do we have select destinations you ask? For the simple fact that we cannot be a “Jack of all trades”. As the saying goes “Jack of all trades, master of none”. The trips we plan are too important to fudge with the hopes of getting it right! It’s just not our style and we prefer not to stake our reputation on it! Our list of destinations continues to grow, but if we aren’t comfortable helping with something in particular we will let you know.
Reason #2 – We want YOU to have an amazing honeymoon experience. It’s not about having an okay vacation. We truly want to ensure that each of our couples has the absolute best experience they can afford! Nothing less. I would like to share a little secret with you, but don’t tell anyone, we wouldn’t want the word to get out…. we strive to exceed your expectations and have you come back with your “bragging rights” and lots of fantastic stories to tell. Isn’t that how it should be?
Reason #3 – We offer a very personalized, concierge-type service to all of our clients! You aren’t just another booking, or a nameless face. We get to know our couples from the start, build a relationship with them and really draw out their personalities so we can match them to the perfect honeymoon or special vacation.
Reason #4 – We offer expert guidance and professional, unbiased, advice. Not only do we book travel each and every day, but we also attend educational sessions, visit destinations, resorts, etc. on a regular basis. What better way to “test” the quality, service, activities and culture than to actually experience it first-hand. And we want to know before we send our couples.
Reason #5 – Ok, this one may get a little sticky, but hear me out. We are NOT order takers! I cannot stress that enough. If you are looking for a faceless company where you can browse pretty pictures, click to add items to a shopping cart, check-out and receive no human interaction, than we are not the right company for you. We are consultants and what we do well IS offer a collaborative approach that requires conversation(s) from both sides. You share your expectations and dreams and we interject our expertise to find the right option (solution) to meet those. What a novel idea. And yes, we have “Deals” and promotions thrown at us all day long. But the “deal” isn’t a good one if you end up hating it, no matter how cheap it is. And THAT is what we want to avoid…
Reason #6 – Did you know that we are here to assist you with almost anything before, during and after your travel? That’s right, we can answer simple questions, difficult questions and even help you during travel. You would be surprised at some of the questions we are asked and the issues we have helped with. We won’t toot our horn… but we have pulled off some miracles here lately.
I can list so many other reasons of real life scenarios that we have encountered in which we know for a fact that an online site could not even begin to touch we what have done.
If you don’t believe us, review our testimonials or posted reviews on Wedding Wire. Still not sure, give us a call and we can discuss the possibilities of your dream honeymoon or destination wedding. We aren’t right for every couple, but for those that have worked with us, all have been thrilled!
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Stephanie is an avid world traveler. Eager to assist others in exploring the world as a local using insider tips. Always looking for that perfect option for the couples she works with, Stephanie is very detail oriented and devotes her attention to ensuring your travel experience is one of a kind, each and every time!