Are you looking out of your window and fantasizing about warm ocean breezes and a cocktail to wash your holiday stress away? Or maybe you’re a bride-to-be with a dream of a magical destination wedding? If you are looking for a Caribbean experience, or an expert guide to make your wedding day perfect—look no further.
Nancy Finn, Founder of Island Getaways began on her successful journey more than 18 years ago. From her home office in south eastern Wisconsin, Nancy and husband Tom have created a vacation and wedding planning empire that has secured a number of worldwide awards, including the Sandals “Best of the Best Agency Worldwide” and Couples Resorts “Platinum Agency” highest status, Sandal’s Presidential award, Sandals/Beaches Top 10 Agency Award, Top Butler Suite Agency, and Top Home Based Agency.
Q1: Why do you believe you have been so successful over the years?
A1: The hard work and passion I have for this industry. I connect very well with brides—get me on the phone for 5 minutes with a bride to be, and I will make her dreams come true. I also provide a 6 page tips and tricks list with every booking that will ensure your trip is hassle-free and relaxing. I have been to Jamaica 116 times (not to mention the multiple times I’ve been to other destinations), I know what I’m talking about, and my clients trust me.
Q2: What is your favorite destination and why?
A2: You mean I have to pick just one? The Exumas islands in the Bahamas. They are the most unique islands around, and the water is more beautiful than Tahiti or Bora Bora.
Q3: What is your favorite beach and why?
A3: Emerald Bay at Exumas, Bahamas. The white sand beach and the Sandals Emerald Bay Beach Resort & Spa is out of this world amazing.
Q5: How has the economy affected your business?
A5: It’s actually helped us. The average cost of a wedding in the US is roughly $25,000. We can provide a luxury destination wedding for roughly $5,000. And as far as the guests—they treat it as their yearly vacation, and they always have a fantastic time. Just this year, we have had 4 brides lose the deposits on their vendors here in the states and chose a destination wedding with Island Getaways.
Q6: What is the best part about being a travel agent?
A6: Making people’s dreams comes true. It’s a pleasure working with clients who are full of happiness and joy because who can be upset with the notion of going on vacation or planning a wedding?
Q7: What is your most requested vacation package?
A7: All-inclusive, hands down. The key, however, is to get a premium all-inclusive package. You may find a cheaper deal online—but you will have nowhere near the experience I can offer you. Plain and simple, you get what you pay for.
Nancy and her husband Tom are known on a first name basis throughout the Caribbean and are experts at what they do. Book a package through them, and they will personally ensure you couldn’t be happier with your vacation, destination wedding, or honeymoon.
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