PH Newsletter – Volume 1, January 2017

PH Newsletter – Volume 1, January 2017

Posted by Meghan Augerinos in Newsletter 31 Jan 2017

Dear Perfect Honeymoons Friends,

We are delighted to share with you the latest news from Perfect Honeymoons!

IN THIS ISSUE 

  • 2016 Recap
  • Where We Went
  • What We Won
  • Industry Events
  • In the News
  • What’s in Store for 2107

2016 Recap

Where we went 

  •  Tahiti – Rangiroa, Moorea, Bora Bora and Tetiora
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Fogo Island, Newfoundland
  • Iceland
  • Hawaii – Maui and Molokai
  • California – Napa, Calistoga, Big Sur and San Francisco
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Mexico
  • Thailand
  • Miami, Florida

What we won

  • Travel + Leisure A List
  • WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award
  • The Knot Best of Weddings
  • Luxury Travel Advisor Trendsetter’s List

Industry Events

  • Classic Vacation Star Performers
  • Signature Owner’s Meeting
  • LE Miami
  • ULTRA Awards
  • Luxury Travel Exchange

In the news

  • Travel + Leisure
  • Luxury Travel Advisor
  • New York Times
  • Travel Weekly
  • Washington Bride & Groom
  • Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
  • Travel Weekly
  • Bloomberg

What’s in store for 2017

– Perfect Honeymoon’s clients know that we do so much more than just honeymoons and are reaching out to us for help with planning trips for all of life’s major milestones (babymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, family reunions and vacation). Repeat clients are also seeking travel for adventure, food & wine, relaxation, self-discovery or exploration of other cultures.

– We will be launching Getaways Perfected for our non-honeymooners and repeat clients and Perfect Babymoons for parents-to-be looking to get away for a relaxing or romantic vacation before their baby is born.

– With adventure travel on the rise, clients no longer want to just relax on a beach. They want plenty of thrill seeking activities such as zip lining, bungee jumping, hot air ballooning, shark cage diving, heli-skiing, kite boarding and off-road ATV’s rentals. We can arrange adrenalin packed adventures for you!

– Increase in requests from clients who want to make a difference and spend part of their time doing volunteer work. We work with programs such as Pack for a Purpose. Where in the world would you like to help make a positive impact?

– Unique hotel experiences continue to be in high demand. Especially those that feature over water bungalows, tree houses, private plunge pools and outdoor showers. We can arrange these unique experiences for you!

– Honeymoon registries increasingly more popular since most couples already live together and do not need or want household items. A Perfect HoneymoonsRegistry allows wedding guests to surprise the bride and groom by contributing towards the couple’s experiences while on the honeymoon such as a candlelit dinner on the beach, private scuba diving lessons, couple’s massages, private boat tours and upgrades for flights to first class or room categories such as an overwater bungalow.

– Hawaii was extremely popular in 2016 and will continue to be so for the clients that want a tropical destination but due to zika they are avoiding Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. Our Perfect Honeymoons Team has travelled to the Hawaiian Islands over 60 times and are experts on where to stay, what to do and where to eat! Let us help you say Aloha to a memorable vacation!

– Clients are staying away from name brand chain hotels and prefer boutique properties.

The most popular boutique properties are:

  • Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Mukul, Nicaragua
  • Sri Panwa, Thailand
  • North Island, Seychelles
  • Nayara Springs, Costa Rica
  • Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos
  • Palazzo Avino, Ravello Italy
  • Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
  • Cap Juluca, Anguilla
  • Hotel Wailea, Maui
  • Royal Davui, Fiji
  • Laucala, Fiji
  • MataKauri Lodge, New Zealand
  • Viceroy Bali, Bali
  • Qualia Island, Australia
  • The Louise, Australia
  • Borgo San Felice, Italy
  • Vina Vika, Millahue Valley, Chile
  • Mata Chica, Belize
  • Canaves Oia Suites, Santorini Greece

Hot Spots for 2017

  • Sri Lanka
  • Chile
  • Bali
  • Seychelles
  • Botswana
  • Nicaragua
  • Iceland

Activities in 2017 Hot Spots:

  • Cooking classes where a local takes the clients to a market to shop for all the ingredients and then takes them to his or her home and they cook together
  • Shark cage diving
  • Private beachfront dinners at sunset
  • Visits to elephant rehabilitation farms
  • Private tours of the Vatican after hours when the public is not there (you will have the whole Sistine Chapel to yourselves)
  • Visits to Italian tailors to get custom made suits
  • Submarine rides in Fiji
  • Visits to local schools to bring school supplies for the children
  • Hot air balloon rides over the countryside at sunrise
  • Nighttime snorkeling with manta rays
  • Private wine tastings in the hotel’s wine cellar
  • Helicoptering to the top of a glacier for a champagne brunch

 

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