With couples thinking financially of how to plan a successful wedding and equally enjoy a relaxed honeymoon, Red Kite Honeymoons has recently introduced the first honeymoon registry in Nigeria. In a chat with the CEO, Mrs Omotola Obagbemi she elaborates on why and what motivated the introduction of the honeymoon registry to Nigeria.
Can you elaborate on what Red Kite Honeymoons does?
The Red Kite Honeymoons is a Honeymoon Gift Registry offering of the parent company, The Red Kite. The first of its kind in Nigeria, it is designed to ensure that newlyweds enjoy the delight of a honeymoon without much financial strain.
Our gift registry creates a new dimension to the concept of wedding gifts. Friends and family can now purchase different elements of a honeymoon as a gift for a couple instead of/ in addition to the traditional wedding gifts thereby being part of creating memories that lasts forever.
How does the Honeymoon Gift registry work?
Couples interested in getting their honeymoon as a gift will create a registry with the company on its website. The registry is simple to create and there is a guide on the website on how to create one. E.g. A couple who wishes to Honeymoon in Paris will create a Paris Honeymoon Registry. The Paris honeymoon package is broken down into different travel elements which friends and family can now purchase for them. The elements will include gift items such as ‘romantic cruise on River Seine’, ‘Airfares to Paris’ and ‘Limousine ride from the airport’. Friends and family can now buy each of these elements that make up the honeymoon holidays.
How exactly will couples benefit from this?
Couples will benefit greatly from this product in the following ways:
· They can have their dream honeymoon without any financial strain
· They can get wedding gifts that will bring great memories that will last a lifetime
· They can enjoy the expertise of the company in delivering a honeymoon holiday that ordinarily would have been out of their reach
· They can sit back and relax knowing well that their honeymoon is being taken care of. This gives them time to plan other aspects of their wedding
Apart from Nigeria, where else is this practiced?
Honeymoon Gift Registries is available to couples in most parts of the world particularly in Europe and America.
Do you have branches in other countries? If yes, how well have people used your services?
Our offerings are internet based so we do not need to have physical address in other parts of the world. The Honeymoons Gift Registry can be used by couples all over the world. Our payment gateway accepts the major international credit and debit cards.
What instigated the idea of introducing this concept to Nigeria?
The parent company, The Red Kite has been involved in planning several honeymoon holidays for couples in the past. It is always heart-breaking to see couples struggle financially just to have a decent honeymoon. Many even end up not having one because they can’t afford it. Meanwhile they received lots of wedding gifts that are either duplicated or simply not what they would have wanted. Imagine if these unwanted gifts were replaced by honeymoon gifts which they truly want? I am yet to meet a couple who would not like to have a great honeymoon.
Being a first in Nigeria, do you think people will buy into it?
Yes of course! Once people see the benefits and the credibility of the company behind it then more couples will use the service.
Our company is duly registered with IATA as a Travel Industry Designator Service provider. We are a member of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents, an international member of the American Society of Travel Agents, a member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and a member of the Association for Wedding Professionals International amongst others.
Our company prides itself as being registered /certified as travel experts with the Tourism Board of several top holiday /honeymoon destinations including South Africa, Mexico, US Virgin Islands, Egypt, Grenada, Singapore and the Caribbean Islands amongst others.
We are also fully certified by The Travel Institute (Massachusetts) as a specialist in the honeymoon and Destination Wedding travel niche.
Do the couples choose their Honeymoon destination or you have a particular location/destination for them?
We have carefully selected over 50 destinations world-wide for a perfect honeymoon that couples can choose from. We also use our knowledge and expertise to guide couples in making a choice.
Apart from the Honeymoon Gift Registry, what other offerings do you have?
Our parent company, The Red Kite is a full service travel company with various exciting offerings. They include Package Holidays, Cruise Holidays, Vows renewals, Destination Weddings packages and Sports Hospitality packages. Other includes World Festivals / International event packages and African safari holiday packages.
Any other information or last words?
I wish to encourage singles, engaged couples and married couples to visit our websites on www.theredkitehoneymoons.com and www.the-redkite.com to learn about our exciting range of travel products. We will be glad to work with interested parties in achieving their honeymoon/wedding/vow renewal dreams.
Well what are you waiting for…don’t stress yourself out financially with planning that wedding or thinking of how to have a great honeymoon; get your friends and relatives to pay for that amazing and memorable honeymoon for you and your better half.
About the CEO: The Red Kite team is led by Omotola Obagbemi (Mrs). Omotola is an avid lover of travel and adventure with visits to over 25 countries. Omotola has an MBA; she is also a certified Project Management Professional. She is certified by IATA as a Travel & Tourism Professional, a Certified Cruise Expert and a Certified Destination Specialist of several prime travel destinations.
For more Information find their contact details below:
Name: The Red Kite Honeymoons
Phone Number: 234 810 542 9553
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address: www.theredkitehoneymoons.com