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Tips for a Happy Honeymoon 

With 62% of newly married couples paying for their honeymoon, there is a lot to consider when planning for the big trip.1 Whether it’s a getaway to enjoy white sand beaches and sun or to tour ancient ruins and learn about a different culture, take note of some of these important honeymoon travel tips that may make planning and enjoying the trip a bit easier. Know someone getting married soon? Forward them these helpful honeymoon tips; they’ll be grateful for the insider information! 

Honeymoon Registry
Have you heard of the latest craze? Have your wedding guests pay for part of, or your entire honeymoon. Honeymoon registries allow wedding guests to contribute funds to your special trip and even sponsor specific activities you wish to enjoy while you are there! 

Say “I do” to your Differences
Do you like adventure travel while your significant other would much rather be sunbathing on a beach all day? So that you don’t create rifts when planning your trip of a lifetime, make sure you communicate before you begin to plan so that both of you can get maximum enjoyment out of your vacation. 

Honeymoon, Under Wraps
While you’re planning your honeymoon, refrain from sharing the type of trip it is if you’re on a tight budget. Some entities may charge you extra because they know that couples are willing to splurge on their special getaway. However, after your travel planning is complete and your reservations are made it may pay to share that you’re arriving for your honeymoon – some places will give you free upgrades or complimentary items. 

Details, Details…
Planning a honeymoon can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pull out all the stops, upgrade from average to amazing, and enjoy special splurges. Some ideas? How about planning a private helicopter tour or a luxury spa day together? Have a chef prepare a custom meal just for the two of you, or arrange to take a private tour of the nearest escape. 

Copies of Documentation
After you’ve created your itinerary be sure to make copies of it to share with family and friends. Keep an additional copy for yourself. That way, your family will know where you are in case problems arise back home. Additionally, you may want to register your travel plans with the U.S. State Department. Registration allows the Department of State to assist you and contact family or friends in case of an emergency. 

Pack Travel Insurance
Your honeymoon is a time to relax after the stressful planning of your wedding. A travel insurance plan with 24/7 assistance may help to take stress off your mind so that you can concentrate on enjoying your vacation. Travel Guard’s ’round the clock assistance can go to work on your behalf re-booking flights and hotels, finding lost luggage and more. Plus a travel insurance plan can cover you for things like travel delays due to inclement weather, trip cancellation/interruption and medical expenses so that you can book your vacation with confidence. To find out more simply ask your travel agent, call800.851.0048 or visit www.biis.ca

Check out more tips on planning a romantic getaway here

1 http://honeymoons.about.com/cs/eurogen1/a/weddingstats.htm

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