So while the main focus is on planning the wedding and saying I do, planning an amazing holiday together will really make memories to last a lifetime. Just think after months, if not years, planning your dream day, everything going to plan, wouldn’t you need a little rest after it? And when are you ever again going to have the excuse to blow the budget and have the holiday of your dreams but on your honeymoon!
Traditionally, it’s up to the groom to plan the honeymoon but there is another person that can help both of you with ‘the dream honeymoon’ and that is your Travel Counsellor! I only learned of Travel Counsellors in the last 6 months and I’m quickly learning that they seem like the perfect people to help with holiday plans. I caught up with Noreen who is a Travel Counsellor covering the Limerick/Kerry/Cork region to get her advice on honeymoons and what really is a travel counsellor!
What is Travel Counsellors?
With over 1,350 Travel Counsellors in eight countries, there’s always plenty going on in the world of Travel Counsellors! Travel Counsellors is not like any other travel company. We put the customer back at the heart of their own travel experience, and we’re proud to lead on service rather than price. Creating perfect travel experiences for every customer, every time. Our approach has allowed us to build an unrivalled customer satisfaction score and amazing repeat business.
I am your Personal Travel Counsellor based in Brosna situated on the Cork, Kerry and Limerick borders. I have worked in the travel industry for many years and have experience in all areas of travel. I specialise in Honeymoons, Groups, Business Travel and Longhaul Travel. As I am passionate about my job, my main objective is to provide you with a personal, friendly and professional service ensuring that you get the holiday that you deserve. I pride myself in offering the highest level of customer care which enables me to take the hassle out of booking, thus enabling you to have a stress free and very enjoyable holiday and at great value too!
Being part of Travel Counsellors affords me the very latest technology as I work with all the leading tour operators, airlines, car hire companies, hotels, cruise lines etc. With access to hundreds of excellent suppliers I can offer a level of choice and value that you will not find in a traditional travel agency or on the internet.
I can honestly say that I love my job because I turn people’s holiday dreams into a reality. No one has ever been made to feel sad by making a holiday plan! So, whatever your travel plans, whether it be a business trip, group holiday, a short European break, a ski or sun holiday, a cruise or a round-the-world trip of a life time, a special event in your life like a special birthday, your honeymoon or wedding anniversary, I would be delighted to help.
Are couples still booking big honeymoons or going for mini-moons?
Both, if a couple is building a house, have just built a house or have young kids they may opt for a mini-moon. The norm is a big honeymoon as couples feel that it will be the only chance to have a holiday of a lifetime before they start their family.
What is the average honeymoon period?
The average honeymoon period is between 10 days to 3 weeks depending on the destination and how complex their itinerary is going to be.
What is the average amount of money spent on a honeymoon?
Anything between €3,000 to €10,000 depending on the length of the time on honeymoon, the destination and the time of year.
How far in advance of the wedding should couples start thinking about booking their honeymoon?
Anything between 6-9 months as the earlier it is booked the cheaper it may be and the better the availability.
Any dos or don’t for couples when booking honeymoons?
Don’t leave it until the last minute to book their honeymoon as it will be more expensive. Ensure that they book the honeymoon that they both want and will enjoy.
Most popular wedding destination?
USA , Mexico, Mauritius, South Africa, Europe, Caribbean and Cruises.
Thanks so much to Noreen for filling me in on honeymoons. I’ll be dreaming of blue seas and sandy beaches after seeing those beautiful pics!
Love from my world,