Role of Groom in the Destination Wedding Planning Process

Zi Hui and Luke, Dreams La Romana

Zi Hui and Luke, Dreams La Romana

Written by Ashley Surkin, AVDW Wedding Guest Coordinator

Congratulations! You’re getting married! Whether it’s the first time or the 10th, planning a destination wedding is always an experience in and of itself.

The majority of brides take on coordinating every last detail of their big day as if it was another job. But where does that leave the groom? Brides, before you get to your boiling point read on and realize it’s okay to divide and conquer when it comes to destination wedding planning. The majority of brides take on the tasks as if it was another job.

Here are a few roles that your fiancé might enjoy tackling…

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Apple Vacations & AMResorts Appear on The Meredith Vieira Show!

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Did you see Apple Vacations and AMResorts on The Meredith Vieira Show yesterday? Apple Vacations and AMResorts were happy to participate in Premiere Week!

Recent numbers have proven that 40% of Americans don’t plan to use all of their paid time off or vacation time. We want to change that! We surprised each studio audience member with a 3-Night resort stay to an AMResort!

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Iberostar Hosts two Philadelphia Eagles Legends

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Are you ready for some football?

I know it’s cliché, but I am! I love the enthusiasm each new season brings and all of the predictions for the year. Everyone starts the seasons with a blank slate and builds from there. My prediction for the Philadelphia Eagles is 13 wins! It’s in writing now, so no changing it!

Apple Vacations is lucky to have many friendships throughout the NFL, including Eagles pro–bowl wide receivers, Mike Quick (#82) & Harold Carmichael (#17). They are two local legends in Philadelphia and are both still very active in the Philadelphia sports community. Harold is with the team and Mike Quick can be heard on CBS radio in Philadelphia on Sportsradio 94 WIP.

In the off season, we were able to host them at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus in the Domninican Republic. They had a fabulous time and shared all of these great photo’s with us to show just how great their vacation was.

To learn more about Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus click here!

And Go Eagles!

Apple Day at Busch Stadium with the St. Louis Cardinals

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Apple Vacations, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Dominican Republic Tourism and the St. Louis Cardinals came together on August 17th to celebrate, “Apple Day” at Busch Stadium.

Apple Vacations was given special sponsorship throughout the stadium and even had a trip giveaway for fans. Overall, it was a great day for everyone involved!

The ceremonial first pitch featured six awesome people on the field before the game:

Sandy Meyer – Apple Vacations Business Development Manager
Shasha Cruz – Dominican Republic Tourism
Christie Gonzalez – AmResorts Business Development Manager
Brandon Smith –  Dream Vacations
Sab Haney – Suzi Davis Travel
Jackie Coakley – Central Travel

Apple Vacations & Iberostar Host Phillies Baseball 101

Apple Vacations and Iberostar Hotels & Resorts partnered together once again to sponsor the second of three Philadelphia Phillies Baseball 101 Clinics on August 19th!

This event is centered on the women-only participants, giving them opportunity to participate in interactive coaching from the Phillies coaches themselves, a discussion with the Phillies front-office and visits from current players like Cody Asche.

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Icelandair Ease from New England to Cancun, Punta Cana

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If you plan on traveling from New England to Cancun or Punta Cana this winter, Apple Vacations has made your trip a whole lot easier!

We will be offering exclusive vacation flights from Boston to Cancun and Punta Cana non – stop via Icelandair, starting from December 20, 2014 through April 26, 2015.

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Brave Enough for a Cancun Whale Shark Tour?

Swimming alongside dolphins is a popular and safe adventure for vacationers in Cancun and Riviera Maya.

But what about sharks?

If you’re feeling brave, you can take part in a Whale Shark Tour! Watch and swim with enormous local Whale Sharks, a species of shark that got its name for being the size of some whales.

The best part about this excursion? Unless you’re plankton, there’s no need to fear!