Liberty Travel Notes Trend in Celebratory Post-Divorce Trips
Getaways to Mark Single-Again-Status Are Latest Group Trips with Customers Citing It Is “Best Decision Ever” to Get Away
Montvale, NJ – May 11, 2017 – The honeymoon to celebrate the beginning of marital bliss has been around as long as most can remember. The babymoon, a trip to mark the last time a couple will travel together before becoming a party of three, became popular in mid-2000. Now Liberty Travel is seeing an increasing number of customers booking a Start-Anew Moon to celebrate their now single-again-status, post-divorce.
“When we begin the process to help a customer book a trip we always ask if they are celebrating a special occasion. Lately we have been hearing more and more people tell us the reason for the trip is to mark the finalization of a divorce. Just as honeymoons and babymoons celebrate the start of a new chapter, so do these newly-single-again getaways,” said Christina Pedroni, senior vice president, Liberty Travel.
These trips usually are to an all-inclusive resort and with a group of friends (all male or all female). While married, couples tend to travel together and often don’t have the extra vacation time to take trips with just friends. Their new marital status – party of one – lends itself to new travel patterns and plans. While the Start-Anew Moon might be the kickoff to such a group getting away together, it is likely that same combination of friends will travel together again in the future.
Some of Liberty Travel’s partners have created packages for this very market. Breathless Resorts & Spas’ “Untying the Knot” escape features gifts and upgrades for the newly single member of the group. Also included are cocktail-making experiences, a reserved table at the night club and a “Trash the Memory” ceremony with the breaking of a piñata featuring a photo of the ex, of course. They offer private pole dancing lessons and guided bar hopping outings for an added fee (if they really happened to make out financially in the divorce).
Customers booking the Start-Anew Moons have said they “needed to remember how to live life” and “it was the best decision ever” (to get away).
“Anew, by definition, is in a new or different, typically more positive, way. Vacations are known to be a great way to hit the reset button. While this type of trip might seem odd to some, it actually makes perfect sense,” said Pedroni.
Tip: Many resorts offer complimentary Wi-Fi for guests. For those looking to dip their toes back into the dating scene, working on their online profiles while away and relaxed can help one put their best foot forward. The Start-Anew Moon is a good time to explore the sites and options available.
Go to www.LibertyTravel.com to find a travel consultant nearest you or call 1 877 LIBERTY (542-3789) to be connected to an agent via phone.
Media Contact: Carla Caccavale Reynolds, PR@LibertyTravel.com; 914-673-0729
About Liberty Travel:
For more than 65 years now, Liberty Travel has been a name synonymous with travel in America, providing personalized travel planning and insight into the newest travel trends and destinations. In 1951, Liberty Travel literally created the “one-price” vacation package by combining land and transportation to what were then some of the most popular vacation destinations, Florida and the Catskills. From a one-desk office in Times Square, to 125 stores in 14 states, the brand has continually evolved, now sending millions of travelers to all corners of the world on trips ranging from honeymoons to family getaways, romantic escapes to reunions, and everything in between.It is a blended agency, featuring actual locations for customers to visit, including a flagship locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as an expansive online presence at www.LibertyTravel.com. For a second consecutive year, Liberty Travel was named the United States’ Leading Travel Agency at the 23nd Annual World Travel Awards.TM The brand prides itself on its people, possessing unmatched knowledge and passion, creating the perfect connection between people and place.