For Destination Wedding University’s founder, Will Medina, the answer is a resounding yes.
“In order for agents to be successful, they have to know how to adapt to change,” he said. “So it’s important for them to have a hands-on (and socially-distant!) training experience. We knew if we approached it thoughtfully, we could offer an incredibly useful and one-of-a-kind experience for travel agents that would equip them to serve their clients in a whole new way.”
With the Weddings and Celebrations Certification, DWU graduates get to see in real time, from beginning to end, that a dream destination wedding is totally possible in 2020 and beyond — and they get to practice creating that beautiful experience for their clients.
Dana Lewis knew this was a unique opportunity to not only gain pivotal experience in a changing field, but also to get exclusive connections with top-tier vendors at one of the world’s most famous and breathtaking resorts.
To make sure everything went perfectly, Mr. Medina teamed up with Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Casa de Campo comes with a 50-year reputation for catering to the world’s most discerning clientele, including a host of celebrities.
The ambitious goal was to deliver an in-person training that showed travel agents exactly how they can offer unforgettable, beautiful experiences for their clients that seamlessly incorporate the highest safety standards and protocols.
In the past, Casa de Campo has been considered inaccessible to anyone but the ultra-wealthy, but recently, the storied 7,000-acre property has been expanding its reach, offering enticing group packages and celeb-style luxury at an approachable price point.
For travel agents on the leading edge, getting certified at Casa de Campo allows them to offer world-class extravagance and service to their clients from one of the industry’s most trusted resorts.
Over the course of four intensive days, the DWU group of 20 completed nearly 40 hours of training, including business classes, excursions, and wedding event experiences like cocktail parties and tasting menus. The training culminated with a formal gala evening which included an actual wedding and reception.
“From the moment I arrived,” Lewis said, “I was submersed into the wedding planning process, experiencing working with the staff on the set up, details, and behind the scenes aspects, such as tastings and location selections. Having to opportunity to experience this type of boots on the ground training is invaluable to my business and clients.”
In a year when so much has changed and so many weddings have been cancelled, Lewis has an encouraging message to send to brides and grooms everywhere: You can say yes to your dream destination wedding, and you can do it in style.
To learn more about Discovereighng with Dana Travel’s range of services and to schedule a consultation, visit www.danallewis.com.