Monday, July 31, 2023

How Millennials Are Changing Destination Weddings Using Social Media

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Millennials, born 1980-1995, are seeking weddings with bragging rights. Do social media truly have that much of an impact on millennial destination weddings?

"Big time," said Scott Wiseman, President of Travel Impressions. "Many agents get their leads from referrals and testimonials from other brides. Social media also helps direct brides to new hot spots and creates the buzz that helps to sell the wedding. Word-of-mouth has become even more powerful with the exponential influence of social media and reviews. And user-generated content from one couple can easily spread like wildfire and even go viral."

Millennials want their destination weddings to create buzz, which is where social media plays an enormous role.

According to Ivy Jacobson, senior editor at the Knot, destination weddings present many advantages for social media.

"The location and scenery are gorgeous, and guests will want to document the event on social media the whole time they're there," Jacobson said. "And having a hashtag is a must."

Photography becomes even more important in millennial destination weddings. These clients want to share studio-quality photographs in real time, and not wait for a photo album to emerge months later. 

Lockard-Furry, the founder of Traveluxe Official, said, "I have captured most of the weddings I've worked on really uniquely through their photographer."

Millennial couples are inviting destination-wedding attendees to download Veri for wedding photos.

It is important to set up a live-streaming video of the ceremony for those who cannot attend.

Wiseman listed Breathless and Secrets as the best brands for millennial destination weddings.

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"The first as an exhilarating hot spot, and the second as a romantic luxury one," he said. Contemporary decor and advanced technology appeal to this demographic.

Mexico's Unico 20.87 hotel also gets a good amount of social media attention. It has free spa treatments and locally influenced details woven into its modern style. It has quickly become quite popular, especially for destination weddings.

Kelly Poling, senior vice president of marketing for Karisma Hotels & Resorts agrees that social media plays a big part for millennials. She stated, “Other social elements include making personalized Snapchat filters, doing live streaming of the wedding for those who cannot attend to watch later, and providing photo/GIF booths on-site for guests to post photos instantly to their social platforms.”

"It's all about authenticity and capturing moments in real-time," said Poling.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Why Your Honesty Is A Turn Off - Relationship Expert Warns Against A Huge Mistake You Are Making On Your First Date

We always hear that honesty is the best policy. I even heard a well-known actor state, “Always tell the truth and you’ll never have to tell a lie.” Being entirely too frank may not be wise on your date.

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Dating expert Louanne Ward feels you should not be 'too honest' on a first date. People do not need to know if you snore, talk to your mother, or know your body count. 'We have all been taught that honesty is the best policy, but there is a difference between being honest and oversharing, and every date is a screening exercise for both parties. Every question you answer and every bit of information you give is data collected by your date to find your date-ability score.'

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Louanne explained, 'The only way you are going to get a second date is to have a high date-ability score and you will not get that by sharing useless information.'

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Ward offered some advice on what to say and what not to say on a first date:

·       Do not share how many dates you have been on.

·       Keep your mouth closed and let the other person do the talking so you can gather the information. 

·       Reveal private information on a need-to-know basis.

·       Not every date needs to know the ins and outs of your life.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

News for Travelers

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Monday, July 10, 2023

The Do’s and Don’ts of An Office Romance

Because so many people spend most of their time in the workplace, it is understandable how some individuals find pleasure and excitement in the office.

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According to studies done in the UK, one in three people has had a romantic relationship with a colleague, and 28 percent of working women say they have had sex in the workplace.


However, secret trysts in the boardroom and chance encounters in the lift (elevator) can bring despair and intrigue to your working day.


Whether you are already romantically involved at work, or just thinking about it, here is how to be ten steps ahead of heartache, embarrassment, and job loss.

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Leave him if he is married. You will win very little support for your relationship and you can risk his wife/girlfriend turning up at the office with a large tin of paint for your car. Relationship psychotherapist Phillip Hodson says: 'It's not a crime to fancy someone, but when there are families or other halves involved, you must think of the consequences.'


Flirt discreetly. Discretion is the key to a successful office romance. Brushing past someone or a stolen glance over the photocopier is far more enticing than draping your body over his desk. Remember, people are watching. Subtle flirting allows you to maintain your professionalism and keep an air of mystery between you and your object of desire.


Anticipate responses. Misreading the signals can be catastrophic. Is he smiling at you, or does he smile at everyone? Be aware that many people put on a 'friendly' mask at work. You risk enormous embarrassment and possibly your job if you proposition the boss and he does not know who you are. Do the groundwork. If you think he is interested, build up a friendship. It will improve your chances for a long-term relationship.

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Decide whether to confide in colleagues - If you do not want to be a regular feature of office gossip, it might be best to tell a few close colleagues about your romance. That way people lose the intrigue and friends will not feel excluded. However, workplace relationships can incite envy.


Think carefully about sex in the workplace. It is all part of the package of an office romance, but if you do not want your cloakroom exploits broadcast at the Christmas party, look out for security cameras. It is better to save the passion for after-hours.


Watch your appearance. Do not try too hard to catch his attention. It only takes a bit more lipstick and a slightly shorter skirt for people to start chatting. If you do not want colleagues to suspect your motives and to avoid malicious comments, keep your look discreet.


Be careful with e-mails. Hit the wrong key and the entire building will know how you like your strawberries and whipped cream. It is likely that your company can access your e-mails, therefore, be cautious.


Beware of company law. Although there are no specific laws that prevent office romances, your company might have its own policy.


Richard Isham, an employment lawyer at Wedlake Bell Associates, says, 'Office romances are usually frowned upon because of the issue of confidentiality. For instance, a company would be worried if the head of IT was in a relationship with another employee. Important security information could be transferred during pillow talk. Allegations of misconduct can be made.'

Firms could also argue that office relationships encroach on company time and disrupt the office environment. Some employers will expect you to change departments. Read your contract thoroughly.'


Ask him to marry you. According to research, half of all workplace romances result in marriage. Try not to seem too eager, though. It is wise at least to ask him out before you ask him down the aisle.

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Make sure you are the only one. Phillip Hodson says, 'With any office romance', you have all your eggs in one basket; you are very vulnerable.'


If you are going to risk your career, friends, and livelihood, then make sure he is worth it. If you know you are not the first office conquest, steer clear.


Worse, if you did not know, give yourself time to cool down. Do not sit there plotting a Lorena Bobbit type of revenge, concurrently weeping uncontrollably. Talk about it after work with friends or family.


Would you engage in an office romance? Please leave your comments or opinions below.

Monday, July 03, 2023

7 Signs That You are in a Toxic Relationship

International Romance Author, Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku shares her seven signs indicating that you are in a toxic relationship.

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