Destination Weddings

Destination Weddings

Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

If you are selling Destination Weddings or Honeymoons throughout the state of Florida, or are interested in delving into this market, this is the course for you.

French Coco Opens in Martinique

This month, the all-suite French Coco hotel opened in Tartane, Martinique on the northeast coast of the island, marking the first Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Martinique.

The Inn at Newport Ranch Out-of-the-Box Wedding Offerings

If your clients are looking for an out-of-the-box wedding ceremony, suggest The Inn at Newport Ranch, an oceanfront getaway on a 2,000-acre private preserve in Fort Bragg, California, where couples are able to have their own private ceremony on the bluffs at Celebration Point.

Condado Plaza Hilton Launches Anniversary Package for Same-Sex Couples

The Condado Plaza Hilton in Puerto Rico has partnered with Andrew Collins, author of About.com’s gay travel site, gaytravel.about.com, to create the Coloring San Juan with Love wedding anniversary package for same-sex couples.

Oasis Hotels & Resorts Makes Dream Destination Weddings a Reality

Mexico is often praised as being one of the top destination wedding locations in the world because of its blissfully romantic destinations, top-notch hospitality and beautiful beaches.

Get in the Saddle for Biking Tours Through Minneapolis

Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis and W Minneapolis - The Foshay recently announced travel packages to encourage your clients to get out and explore "the most bikeable city in America" with the property's general manager as their personal guide.
The W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island in Puerto Rico offers an array of options for destination wedding celebrations.

New Ways to Get Married

What next, zipline weddings? Why, yes, because today many wedding couples want a ceremony that’s unique. Sure, many still tie the knot on a resort beach, but here’s what to suggest for clients who, much like my wife and me when we got hitched, want something different.
A wedding by the sea at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Playa del Carmen.

Wedded Bliss in Paradise

Tell your clients to start their married life together with a splash of paradise amidst Mexico’s gorgeous landscapes—from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta. Travel advisors, romance specialists, and tour operators fill us in on why saying “I do” in Mexico is such a grand idea.
Couples can relax at The Sanctuary on board Princess Cruises ships.

“I Do”—Today and Tomorrow

Whether your clients are honeymooning, celebrating a 20-year marriage, or renewing their vows, it doesn’t get more romantic, decadent and unique than these onboard and onshore cruise offerings.
Weddings at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Arizona.

Out-of-the-Box Weddings

Weddings have taken on a personality of their own, as couples are opting for distinct destination weddings versus the standard walk down the white-sand aisle. “There has been a rise in out-of-the-box wedding options as couples begin to capitalize on making their special days as unique as their relationship,” says Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort’s executive chef Daven Wardynski.
Susan Farewell

Weddings Away from Home

Chances are, your clients planning destination weddings are Millennials. These “kids” are digital natives. They’ve grown up with technology. They’re also a generation of travelers. How you fit into their universe is key. They want their weddings to be in places that speak volumes about who they are.
Ask Me-sponsored social media post.

Romance Travel Forum: Where Education Prospers

As a romance travel seller, you know all the facts on destination weddings: It’s one of the fastest growing niche markets in the vacation experience; Mexico and the Caribbean are the most popular international destinations for destination weddings; a 4-day destination wedding experience can be more budget-friendly than a 4-hour ceremony back home; many destination weddings take place at all-inclusives; and a destination wedding affords ample time for couples to spend true quality time with their loved ones.
The Sand Dune wedding venue.

Onsite Review: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

Florida’s Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in the north end of the Palm Beaches delivers...whether your clients are looking for an idyllic destination wedding spot or seeking out some romantic time together.

A Handsome Wedding Day Offer for Husbands-to-Be

Husbands-to-be can shake off their wedding day jitters with the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s new Groom Suite Experience.

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel Unites Couples With Dream Weddings and Honeymoons

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is uniting couples with their dream wedding and/or honeymoon in the idyllic destination wedding setting—Honolulu, Hawaii.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Ups Commission to 21 Percent

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is upping its commission to 21 percent and adding a new loyalty travel club program.

AskMeWeddings Launches AskMePhD Specialist Program

AskMeWeddings’ new Proactive Honeymoons & Destination Weddings Specialist Program (AskMePhD) is aimed at helping travel agents increase their revenues on destination weddings and honeymoons bookings by providing them with the tools and resources necessary to create and implement an effective business plan.
AskMeWeddings’ new agent incentives include air credit, an all-inclusive vacation for two and up to 15 percent commission.

New Agent Perks From AskMeWeddings

We’re excited to be among the first to reveal AskMeWeddings’ new agent perks and incentives.
Couples receive a free wedding when they book three or more nights at a Sandals or Beaches Resorts hotel.

Caribbean Resorts Take the Stress Out of “I Dos”

These Caribbean resorts are taking the stress out of couples’ upcoming nuptials, vow renewals and honeymoons with specially curated destination wedding and honeymoon packages.

Special Rates at St. Lucia Hotels During “LOVE Elevated” Wedding Symposium

From Sept. 23-27, 2015, Saint Lucia will host a roster of wedding experts during the third annual “LOVE Elevated” Wedding Symposium. Island resorts and hotels are providing a variety of savings such as discounts of up to 50 percent off and rates starting at $75 per night for attendees. Special offers include complimentary breakfast and all-inclusive options.

Blissful Retreats for Saying “I Do”

Mexico is home to gorgeous settings for saying "I do."

“I Do” Destinations in Historical & Luxurious Settings

Destination wedding hotspots from Sanibel Island to Carmel.

ASK ME’s Marilyn Cairo & Hilary Lanzer Talk Destination Weddings in Mexico

We had the opportunity to speak with Marilyn Cairo and Hilary Lanzer, ASK ME's managing partners and founders, about destination weddings in Mexico.

Palace Resorts Increases Commission on Wedding Enhancements

Palace Resorts has increased commission on wedding enhancements at all seven of the brand's oceanfront properties.

Riviera-Style Receptions at Chateau Eza

Set above the Mediterranean Sea in a 1,000-year-old medieval village, Chateau Eza is a tucked away gem.

Why Are Travel Agents in AWE About Palace Resorts Weddings?

Fantasies become reality when you book a destination wedding for your clients at Palace Resorts. You’ll be in awe of the incredible incentives, bonus commission and rewards Palace offers travel professionals.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Authentic Mayan Wedding Ceremonies at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Those love birds looking to tie the knot can now do so the Mayan way at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
Cunard

Cash In on Weddings at Sea

Weddings at sea can be a great way to add to your bottom line. The wedding packages themselves might not be commissionable, but these shipboard weddings can most definitely lead to multiple cruise bookings.
Dromoland Castle

Fantasy-Fulfilling Wedding Packages

What are your clients looking for in their upcoming wedding? Is it sun and sand, or a bit of the magic that fairy tales are made of? Well, we’ve got the details on both of those, and more.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys.

Destination Weddings with Noble House Hotels & Resorts

We sat down with Eric Gavin, v.p. of marketing, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, to talk about the lucrative destination weddings market.
Millennium Broadway.

Millennium Broadway Offers Weddings with PRIDE

Nearly one year ago, the marriage equality law passed in New York, making it legal for couples of any gender to marry.
SunBreeze Hotel in Belize.

Caribbean Romance at SunBreeze Hotel, Belize

Ambergris Caye, Belize, is an up-and-coming destination for couples who are looking for the exciting combination of romance and adventure for their destination wedding or honeymoon.
Sandos Hotels and Resorts

Sandos Properties: The Perfect Place for the Perfect Couple

Offering five properties in Mexico—one in Cancun and four in Riviera Maya—Sandos Hotels and Resorts is head-over-heels in love with the destination weddings and honeymoons market.
Avanti Destinations

Avanti Offers More Romance for Honeymooners

More and more people travel to celebrate the special moments in life.
Sunset Resorts Jamaica

“We Do” (Free Weddings!) at Sunset Resorts Jamaica

The We Do wedding package lets clients celebrate their day with style and simplicity at any of the three Sunset Resorts Jamaica properties in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios.
Weddings at Sandals Resorts.

Sandals Resorts: Your Wedding. Your Style.

Sandals Resorts, internationally known as the leader in Caribbean destination weddings and honeymoons, continues to leap ahead of the curve with the debut of Your Wedding. Your Style.
Colin Cowie Wedding Collection, Palace Resorts

Superstar Weddings at Palace Resorts and Hard Rock

Those lovebirds looking to Mexico for their destination wedding will chirp with delight at Palace Resorts and Hard Rock’s new Colin Cowie Wedding Collection.

IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts: Fall in Love at Every Turn

Gracing the shores of Mexico’s most idyllic beaches, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts are a true couples’ paradise.
Hilton Rose Hall, Jamaica.

Special Occasions at Hilton Rose Hall

Unprecedented oceanfront setting, lush landscaping and historic architecture capture the tropical romance of Jamaica, making the all-inclusive Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa one of the most sought-after wedding locations on the island.
Magdalena Grand Beach Resort

Wedding Packages in Tobago, a Lover’s Paradise

The majesty of Tobago awaits you at Magdelena Grand Beach Resort, a new four-star resort and an excellent choice for weddings and honeymoons.
Victoria House, Belize

Beachside Vows at Victoria House

With an ambiance promising relaxation, privacy and barefoot elegance, Ambergris Caye, Belize, is the perfect location for your clients destination wedding, and Victoria House is the ultimate destination for brides and grooms.
Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Celebrate Love at AMResorts

AMResorts, with properties including Now, Dreams, Secrets, Sunscape and Zoëtry Resorts, offers an array of wedding packages that provide everything your clients will need for the wedding they've always dreamed of.
Weddings at Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia.

Lovebirds Sing for Caribbean Weddings

Three fantastic properties are featured here, each offering its own “special something” to gift your clients with a wedding like none other…and we’ve also included a little tip on where to go after the wedding, too.
Jamaica Tourist Board

Love, Jamaican-style

You can learn all the details of planning a wedding or honeymoon in Jamaica with Jamaica Tourist Board’s new online wedding and honeymoon concierge service.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Karisma Offers Top Commission

El Dorado Spa Resort & Hotel and Azul Hotel, by Karisma properties are rewarding agents’ wedding bookings of 15 rooms or more with commission rates at 19 percent, through Jan. 3, 2013.

Wedding Perks in Paradise—Radisson Aruba

At the AAA four-diamond Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, your clients’ wedding day is as special to the staff as it is to them.
Secrets St. James Montego Bay in Jamaica.

Island Weddings Pump Up the Volume

Big island or small, nuptials in the Caribbean need always play up those scenic beaches and luxuriant landscapes that vacation postcards are made of.
Beachside wedding at a Paradisus resort.

Destination Wedding Powerhouses in Mexico & the Caribbean

It’s a marriage made in heaven, truly, when your clients can walk down the aisle with the experts at AMResorts, Palace & Hard Rock, Paradisus and Sandals— enduring powerhouses in the destination weddings scene.
Wedding day beachside fun at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Fancy-Filled Mexican Weddings

Well-versed in the art of romance, Mexico’s great hotels and resorts roll out the red carpet for brides.
Accommodations at Hotelito Desconocido in Costalegre

‘Mooning in Mexico

We’ve uncovered some of Mexico’s best-kept secrets—and added a couple of well-known favorites—for your clients’ honeymooning pleasure.

Couples Say "I Do" to an Arizona Wedding

There are few places in the world that offer such a wide variety of backdrops for a couple’s wedding day. With its vast array of landscapes...

Club Med Weddings by Imagine

Club Med started a partnership with Imagine Weddings and Events last year to boost its destination wedding business at its resorts...

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