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Virtual Honeymoon Award 2016

DreamAlongTravel has a new, wonderful tool and website for romance travel!  This is a Must-Go-To if you are considering travel to the sun and sand but not sure where you want to go.  Visit my site.   It won first place award with Travelage West Trendsetter award for “Best Targeted Marketing Idea”!  I am honored to be the first associate site for this romance travel wedsite.  Be sure to Check it Out!!!

dreamalongtravelvirtual honeymoon

What does Trendsetter awards mean? Each year, the TravelAge West Trendsetter Awards recognize travel agency leaders who make an impact on the industry and the community. Two finalists in each category are invited to and honored at the WAVE Awards as guests of their sponsor.

Entries are reviewed and voted on by the sponsors and editorial staff of TravelAge West. Furthermore, suppliers who sponsor the Trendsetter Awards do so not just for publicity – they support the travel agent community and wish to honor those who are making significant strides in the industry.

See the Trendsetter winners in all categories below and check out the July issue of Travelage West Magazine honoring all the recipients held at The Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Ray, California
TravelAge West 2016 Trendsetter Award Recipients

Best Targeted Marketing Idea
Winner: Robin Hawkey, Virtual Honeymoon (see my personal story- page 20)
Runner Up: Alexis Lee, Avenues of the World Travel

Best Group Booking Sales Effort:
Winner: April Schmitt, Divine Destination Weddings
Runner Up: Montrose Travel

Upward Bound, Rock Star Agent Under 40
Winner: Melissa Varela, Modern Romance Travel
Runner Up: Jason Olson, True Vacation Travel

Best Use of Social Media
Winner: David & Carol Porter, The Roaming Boomers
Runner Up: Tom Chongruk & Lora Chow, Travel 4 Food Fun

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Aruba Honeymoon Destination

Aruba, located in the Southern Caribbean Sea are blessed with some world famous beaches, along with dry tropical climate, welcoming trade winds, pristine landscapes and beautiful historic sites to explore. They are also located just outside the hurricane belt, have more sunny days than any other Caribbean island, making Aruba a ideal honeymoon destination anytime of year.

A snorkeler and divers paradise, with 40 dive sites where visitors can meet the local marine life or explore World War II wrecks, the surrounding waters are populated by colorful creatures such as parrot fish splashed with teal and gold, as well as stunning coral formations, bountiful marine life and sunken ships, visitors can enjoy excellent visibility in Aruba’s crystalline waters.

For the shoppers, this is your place, as a free zone, duty on most items in Aruba is so low that shopping here can have obvious advantages, carrying goods from all parts of the world, plus a range of locally made handicrafts. Aloe grows in abundance on Aruba, and skin care products are made locally.

Nightlife here is your paradise with casinos, open from until early morning, with some over 24 hours!
Hotel bars usually offer live entertainment, also there are several cocktail bars and nightclubs or join one of the party buses for a lively pub tour. Another option is one of the party cruises, usually offering dinner, drinks and entertainment.

Speaking of entertainment, Aruba hosts monthly events such as the Music festival in May, International film festival in June, Jazz festival in October and Grand Carnival in February.

Aruba Honeymoon

Lots of reasons to visit this beautiful Caribbean island, but one the best is the people, they are so friendly and welcoming, that’s why they are known as one happy island.