June 2020

U.S. Destination Wedding Bookings Trending Upward

With international travel still uncertain, and concern for guests’ safety, resorts in the U.S. are reporting that not only have they not seen a decline in bookings, but are even seeing interest in new bookings. 

Advisor Speak: Romance is Still in Full Bloom

Getting away seems to be the recurring mindset among young couples whose wedding plans and honeymoons have been upended due to COVID-19.

Celebrating Romance: Safety Top of Mind

"We all find ourselves in unprecedented circumstances. Especially during these times, it is more essential than ever that we take care of our customers and partners," says says Erika Almaraz Ornelas, Palladium Hotel Group’s weddings sales director for the Americas.
Sailing into paradise in Anguilla (Anguilla Tourist Board).

New Style for Vows on the Islands

From all indications, destination weddings and romance travel will continue to be popular, however their execution will be more meticulously executed with new attention to social distancing protocol as well as new opportunities for creativity,” says Richard Moss, sr. sales manager, USA at Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. 

Travel Talk: The Importance of Travel Insurance Post-COVID

“I believe travelers will see that travel insurance is truly a necessity post COVID-19 as opposed to a ‘nice-to-have,’” says travel advisor Tom Varghese, owner, Travel Tom.