Romance Replay

Honeymooners receive return visit for first anniversary

By: Dawna L. Robertson

Apple Vacations knows how to put a smile on any newlywed’s face. When agents book couples on an Apple Vacations’ charter package, they’ll have a chance to replay all the romance on their first anniversary - for free! “Apple is seeing a trend toward destination weddings, whereby couples get married in a beautiful, tropical destination,” remarks Kris Potter, Apple’s vice president of marketing. “These packages typically include services of a judge, personal wedding planner, personal dressing assistant, wedding gazebo, bouquets and boutonnieres for bride and groom, wedding cake, champagne and more.” Apple Vacations offers a selection of destinations for these memorable romantic getaways. Clients can choose from the white sand beaches of Cancun and the Riviera Maya, or the excitement of Mexico’s Pacific Coast. “We see a lot of honeymoon business, especially to resorts such as Secrets Excellence in Punta Cana, where honeymoon couples enjoy a welcome fruit basket, a bottle of champagne, romantic dinner for two and breakfast in bed,” notes Potter. “Couples can also enjoy Cancun's Riviera Maya at the luxurious Aventura Spa Palace, where they'll receive a romantic candlelight dinner, bottle of champagne and a fruit basket,” Potter adds. Not only is the Apple offer an opportunity for couples to renew their romance, but it also gives agents a chance to create repeat business. When you book your clients on a wedding or honeymoon now (for travel between Aug. 15 - Oct. 31, 2006 or May 1 - June 30, 2007), Apple will provide them with two free charter air tickets to travel during the same time frame again in 2007/2008. It’s easy for couples to qualify. All they need to do is provide proof of travel with Apple Vacations and a copy of their marriage certificate. Details are available at