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Many of My Vacation Lady’s honeymoon clients are people that may not have used travel agents in the past. While some may be very well traveled, some of the travel plans might have been handled by parents or friends or they might have been trips through work or school. Not every honeymoon couple feels that they need a travel agent to plan their honeymoon but still more than half of the honeymooners (according to the Knot) will still use a travel agent to plan this special vacation.
What makes planning a honeymoon different than a regular vacation and why should you use a honeymoon specialist?
A bit about the average honeymoon
- 99% of the couples choosing a traditional wedding will take a honeymoon.
- An average 2014 honeymoon cost 3x more than a regular vacation.
- The nationwide average cost for a 2014 honeymoon was about $4500.
- Luxury honeymoons (about 15% of the North American honeymoons) were about $10,000.
- The most popular US honeymoon destination is Hawaii
- The most popular international destinations are the Caribbean and Mexico and Europe.
- The most popular luxury destinations are Hawaii, the South Pacific and Europe.
How do My Vacation Lady’s honeymooners compare to the average?
Many of My Vacation Lady’s honeymooners are in their late 20’s to early 30’s. They are pretty well traveled and many are already living together. Many live in the NYC metro region and are well educated with good paying jobs.
In 2015, My Vacation Lady’s average honeymoon was about $8000 and about 10 days long. The prices of the honeymoons that we planned in 2015 ranged from about $4000 to about $21,000. Our top honeymoon destinations for 2015 were Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Greece and Bali.
What does this mean?
No you don’t need to spend $10,000 on a honeymoon to use the services of a travel agent but for those honeymooners looking for something exotic and unique and out of the ordinary, using a travel professional can save them time and stress.
“Honeymoons have always been a significant investment for couples, both financially and emotionally,” said Alan Josephs, chief marketing officer at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “This isn’t just any trip – it’s supposed to be a perfect trip.”
Keep in mind that you are working (some are working multiple jobs or going to school as well) plus you are planning a wedding.
How many free hours a day do you have to spend scouring the internet for ideas and reviews and pricing?
As the top rated honeymoon specialist located in New Jersey, according to the couples on Wedding Wire, My Vacation Lady is the best choice if you want to make your honeymoon special. We take the stress out of planning your honeymoon, while keeping you involved every step of the way. We don’t recommend any one resort or chain or destination and we don’t sell cookie cutter honeymoons. Every honeymoon is designed around the couple’s dreams and budget.
We won’t be the first to tell you that your honeymoon should be special but we are the right honeymoon specialist to make it special. Contact us and we’re sure that you’ll see the difference right away during our unique and one of a kind honeymoon consultation.