Sunday, November 30, 2008

Registry 101: Travel

We've reached the final installment in the Registry series - Travel.

A romantic dinner and scuba diving lessons are among the honeymoon "experiences" for which you can register. This honeymoon planning company charges a service fee that ranges up to 9 percent, which is deducted from guests' contributions. (Rates depend on how much you book.)

Register for anything from drinks by the pool to hotel accommodations, and the fees for this service are charged directly to gift buyers (the bigger the gift, the lower the fee.) The site also offers destination guides.

In business since 1995, the site can either book your honeymoon or allow you to register for excursions like snorkeling or horseback riding for existing travel plans. You can also put airfare and hotel costs on the registry and break them down into increments guests can purchase as gifts.

Register for fun stuff like rounds of golf or spa services, and purchased gifts are accrued onto one card that you can take with you for the big trip. The card is redeemable at any of the 2,700 Marriott hotels and resorts across nine brands. If you don't use all your points on your honeymoon, they are redeemable for future trips.

Book a vacation at any one of Sandals or Beaches 12 all-inclusive resorts and then register your honeymoon so guests can help defray the cost—and you can truly relax and enjoy your time together. Their resorts are located on Antigua, the Bahamas, Jamaica and St. Lucia.

Starwood, which owns Sheraton, Westin and W, among others, lets couples register for "Honey Money" gift certificates that are good for 24 months from the date of purchase.



brandon said...

Thank you for mentioning the benefits of a honeymoon registry and describing the attributes behind this increasingly mainstream registry option for engaged couples.

It is great to see how popular the honeymoon registry is becoming. When Traveler's Joy first started accepting Members over four years ago, we realized there was a large number of engaged couples that were not satisfied with the diversity of the traditional wedding registry market. Since then, the honeymoon registry has become a mainstream option for brides and grooms and the industry has experienced significant growth.

We are proud to have helped thousands of couples travel to destinations they may never have considered - a great feeling for everyone at Traveler's Joy.

I encourage you to contact us with any questions about our service. Most importantly, enjoy your honeymoon!

Best Regards,

Brandon Warner
President & Co-founder
Traveler's Joy Honeymoon Registry
Traveler's Joy, Inc.

Dynamite Weddings said...

What a great alternative to a standard registry. We have shared Traveler's Joy with our readers but we will definetely have to share these other links with our readers. Thanks!