What is The Playbook Retreat? destination wedding destination wedding playbook destination wedding university

But Will,

  • What is the Playbook Retreat?
  • Who is it For?
  • Is this another FAM?
  • Can anyone attend this annual event?

I get asked these questions all the time so Hit play to learn more about this one of a kind Destination Wedding Immersive Experience, the #PlaybookRetreat

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Graduate Spotlight: Mona Deane's Take on the Playbook Retreat at Casa de Campo, DR all-inclusive resort casa de campo destination wedding playbook destination wedding university dominican republic golf resort luxury villa wedding playbook retreat travel agent travel agent training

Read below to learn more about how Mona from Horizon Escapes in Connecticut was able to experience this unique property from a perspective she may not have in her standard research. From the villas to the on-site planners and everything in-between, the Playbook Retreat gave our group experience...

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The Destination Wedding Playbook Workshop Wins a Magellan Award business coach destination wedding playbook magellan award travel agent training travel business coaching

In the fall of 2018, I launched the Ultimate Destination Wedding Playbook Workshop. 

I had heard from SO many agents who were struggling with automation, burned out, and discouraged. They wanted mentoring, common-sense instruction, and encouragement to reach their goals. 

I wanted to...

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Why we chose Casa de Campo for the Playbook Retreat 2020! destination wedding playbook destination wedding university playbook retreat

As someone who’s worked in the travel industry for a decade, here’s one thing I know: 

When you get the opportunity to get the inside scoop on a famous resort, you take that opportunity.

In the past, Casa de Campo has been considered out of reach for anyone except the...

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Wedding planning in the time of COVID — how the Weddings & Celebrations Certification helps agents thrive in uncertain times! casa de campo destination wedding destination wedding playbook destination wedding training dominican republic immersive training playbook retreat travel agent

About this time last year, I was wrapping up the very first Playbook Retreat — the first-of-its-kind hands-on training for Destination Wedding University graduates. 

The weekend was amazing. There was so much potential in this new model of immersing agents in the experience of planning...

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Playbook Retreat: Day 3 — Luxury up close (Part 4) destination wedding playbook destination wedding specialist destination wedding university hard rock cancun playbook retreat riviera maya wedding sunset sailing travel agent travel agent training unico 2087

Our final day together brought more beauty, as we toured the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun with the most stunning blue water in the hotel zone. 

The HRHC and Group Gama delighted us at every turn with options to offer our future couples.

Make your own Mimosa bar, anyone? 

Also, we...

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Playbook Retreat: Day 2 — The Wedding Day! And also: punch your fear in the face (a hands-on DW training like no other) (Part 3) destination wedding destination wedding expert destination wedding planner destination wedding playbook destination wedding specialist destination wedding university group travel travel agent travel agent training

Day 2 was ALL about Taking Care of Business — we spent the morning diving deep into the questions, practicalities, and challenges of being an entrepreneur.

Representatives from Hard Rock’s Wedding department shared their expertise with agents on things like social media marketing,...

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Playbook Retreat: Day 1 — Welcome to LUXURY ( (Part 2) destination wedding playbook destination wedding specialist destination wedding university group travel playbook retreat travel agent travel agent training

From the moment they arrived at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya, I wanted my agents to feel as amazing as their clients will feel. I wanted them to feel the luxury, the pampering, the awe, that sense of wonder and adventure and possibility.

This is part of what is so FUN about planning destination...

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No one else was doing the one thing that Destination Wedding Travel Agents really needed — so I made it happen! (Playbook Retreat Part 1) aic hotels destination wedding expert destination wedding planner destination wedding playbook destination wedding specialist hard rock weddings immersive travel training onsite training playbook retreat travel agent travel agent training travel business coaching

If you know me, you know: I’m not shy — but I don’t really like to talk myself up that much.

It feels kinda like bad karma because the reality is that most of everything we do is with the help of at least one other person and usually lots of other people along the way. But...

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#TBT Series: Travel Agent Chatter Vol 9: Will Medina, Destination Weddings Expert destination wedding playbook destination wedding university destination weddings host agency reviews travel agent travel professional

Hello friend, 

I am back with another #TBTSeries and this one was Super FUN and does not need much of an introduction. Why? Well, It's a Youtube video that our friends at HAR (Host Agency Review) recorded while we recorded the podcast episode of Travel Agent Chatter. 

Steph is like my...

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How to Build Meaningful Relationships with Your Business Development Managers (Part 2) bdms business development manager destination wedding playbook tour operators travel agency travel agents travel business coach travel partners

Hola!!

Part 1 of this article and the tips were so well received that we are thrilled to share Part 2! So let's continue reading the tips from our road warriors (If you have not seen the first 5 tips, read Part 1 here)

6. Catherine said: 1-LET ME KNOW WHO YOU ARE - Since I don’t...

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#TBT Series: I Do, Do You? Episode 5 of the "This Job Sucks Podcast" destination wedding playbook podcast interview successful travel agents tribe travel agent

Happy Thursday!

It's that time of the week again so today, as part of the $TBT Series I want to share with you the #ThisJobSucksPodcast interview I was featured on earlier this year.

It's no secret that Destination Weddings are a big passion of mine so I am humbled for the opportunity to assist...

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