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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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 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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