While Paradise Cove’s professional staff takes care of the details for our outdoor wedding venues in Dallas, utilizing a travel agent can provide the same convenience for the honeymoon. When it comes to planning your honeymoon, there are advantages of working with a travel agent. Travel agents offer travel experience, have insider discounts, offer package deals, itinerary options, and offer air, car and hotel reservations. If problems occur, they will be your advocate. Furthermore, while you are busy preparing for your outdoor wedding venues in Dallas, a travel agent will handle the details of the honeymoon.
Before beginning the search for a honeymoon travel agent, decide the type of trip the two of you are interested in, and the budget. The more specific you can be with the preferred honeymoon destination and activities, the better an agent will be able to serve you.
Good agents will be courteous and patient, ask questions, will be honest of the disadvantages, and have a genuine desire for clients’ feedback. He/she will present multiple options based on the information provided and your budget.
Search for an agent with membership in good standing with The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). Agents pay a membership fee and ASTA investigates complaints, and revokes memberships when warranted. Visit the ASTA website to find an agency member in your location.
Other desirable agent certifications include:
CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) certification indicates they have completed an 18-month course, and have been in business for at least five years.
DS (Destination Specialist) credentials are for Africa, the Caribbean, China, Hawaii, Latin America, North America, the Pacific Rim, Western Europe, and special interest travel. DS credentials indicate the agent has visited the location for which they hold certification.
An agent who has visited the destination, provides valuable insight, and advice. Furthermore, they may have insider connections to book difficult-to-get-reservations and other perks for an extra special honeymoon, following your wedding in Paradise Cove’s outdoor wedding venues in Dallas.
Stick to Your Budget
Set a honeymoon budget and stick with it. A reputable agent recognizes it is to their advantage to provide outstanding service. It is also advisable to check reviews from prior clients. In addition, do not allow consultation fees to be upsetting. There are clients who consult a travel agent to obtain itineraries and book the trip themselves, leaving the agent with nothing for their time. Agents may waive the fees once you have booked the trip and purchased the tickets. However, an outstanding agent is well worth the extra cost!
If the planned activities in the destination are of greater importance than a luxurious honeymoon suite, tell your agent who will book an enjoyable trip. In addition, if you are a member of a travel club, airline, hotel, car rental or other programs let the agent know as they may have an alliance with them, and you may be able to cash in on programs.
Travel Agents Specialize in Travel
Travel agents have access to special rates and discounts that are not available in online deals. When you book your outdoor wedding venues in Dallas, remember that you will need to contact an agent at least six months in advance of the honeymoon.
Know the Details
Feel free to ask your agent questions, such as airport connections, currency conversion, passports, and if there are government issued travel advisories or warnings for the destination. Ensure you obtain a phone number for the agent in the event of after-hours emergencies. If you have booked a luxurious room, and given a budget room, the agent can straighten it out.
Our knowledgeable staff specializes in providing personalized luxury weddings, and indoor or outdoor wedding receptions in Paradise Cove’s outdoor wedding venues in Dallas. Contact us to schedule a tour, and to learn how Paradise Cove’s outdoor wedding venues in Dallas can provide the perfect wedding. We hope our tips for planning your honeymoon were helpful, and anticipate meeting you.