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If you'd like to book your honeymoon package online, but aren't sure where to start, here are a few tips.
∑ Whether or not you've chosen a destination, shop around. You can start by simply typing the name of a potential honeymoon site into your browser. If a honeymoon in Hawaii appeals to you, for instance, try typing in “Hawaii honeymoon specials.” For other dream destinations, just replace “Hawaii” with Fiji, Tahiti or whatever you choose.
∑ You'll get page after page of options, but not all travel providers are created equally! Once you click on a site, do a little detective work to be certain the provider is reputable::
∑ Check to see that your privacy will be ensured by TRUSTe or some other privacy program. Also, VeriSign or some similar privacy protection service makes certain your vital information is not abused.
∑ It's always a good idea to look for the Better Business Bureau (BBBOnline) seal of approval.
∑ Poke around to see if the online company is a member of reputable wedding and honeymoon organizations. Sure, a honeymoon is a vacation, but it should be the most romantic vacation you'll ever have! A romantic travel specialist has experience in booking packages that have the level of peace and quiet, privacy or grown-up sports and entertainment newlyweds are hoping for.
∑ Look for an online travel specialist who has a toll-free number and will speak to you on the phone. That “discount” travel package you're offered elsewhere may not prove to be such a bargain if your questions, requests and concerns are lost in a sea of emails! Your honeymoon is important and personal and you deserve the attention of a “real” human being.
∑ Find a honeymoon expert, versus a ticket provider. If you are planning that trip to Hawaii or wherever, it really helps to book with a specialist who knows your destination personally. She or he will likely have connections at that destination and will be able to find the perfect fit for you at the best possible price.
∑ Lastly, compare prices! But again, keep in mind that a bargain price isn't a great deal if you don't get what you want. So, when you're looking at that bottom line, factor in the levels of expertise, familiarity, customer service and attention you can expect to get. You'll never be sorry you did!
|Sheri Ann Richerson|