How do we begin?
It begins with a single phone call to one of our two leisure travel
offices. One of our travel coordinators will schedule a meeting with
you to discuss your ideas and budget. During this exploration of possible
travel options, you can decide if you want to list your honeymoon
on the Universal Travel Registry website. If your friends and relatives
are interested in contributing to your honeymoon or special event,
they can access the website to learn about your plans and get instructions
on how to give a monetary gift. To personalize their webpage, many
decide to include a photo. To see an example of a registry page click
When can we begin the registry?
The registry can begin any time after a destination has been selected.
The most successful registries allow enough time to let family and
friends know contributions can be a wedding or special event gift.
Most of our registered clients will send informative emails or notes
with their registry website address attached.
What kind of honeymoons or special trips does Universal Travel have
To find the trip that offers the most value for you, our travel consultants
take advantage of both American Express and Universal Travel negotiated
packages to travel destinations around the globe. Whether your trip
is regional or international, we offer valuable guidance.
We also provide a full range of special interest vacations - Historical
/ Cultural - Food /Cuisine - Biking / Outdoor Adventure - Spa - Exotic
Cruise and many more.
This season our Registry participants have traveled to Mexico's Mayan
Sun Coast, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Colorado, Iceland, Italy and cruised
to the Caribbean and Alaska.
Do the registry contributions pay for the entire Registry Trip?
While contributions can significantly reduce the cost of the trip
to you, typically they do not cover the entire trip. Additionally,
the timing of gifts usually do not coincide with payments required
by the suppliers of your honeymoon or special trip. Your emphasis
and timing of your registry announcement to friends and relatives
will greatly determine how and when people respond. We recommend that
you budget your honeymoon for what you feel comfortable paying for
yourself, not depending entirely on the contributions of others.
How does payment work for the Special Trip?
Universal Travel works as a travel agent for you, helping to select
and arrange the special trip. The airline, hotel, cruise or tour company
selected will have specific payment requirements that will be explained
before booking your honeymoon. Typically an initial deposit is needed
to secure the reservation and a final payment is due 45 to 60 days
before your trip departure. Each travel company will have specific
detailed information for purchase and cancellation. You should plan
on paying these scheduled payments if contributions are not sufficient
to cover the deposit and final payment.
How do we keep track of contributions?
Contributors to your honeymoon / special trip are asked to send checks
or call in credit cards payments. If a contributor would like to give
cash, we request that they not send via mail, but stop by one of our
Each contribution is processed through our accounting department when
checks are sent or credit cards are called in. Your travel consultant
is also notified when commitments are received from the honeymoon
webpage. Prior to your trip departure, your travel consultant can
give you a registry
account balance update.
A formal accounting log with names, payment amounts and special wishes
will be sent a few weeks after your honeymoon. If you desire, we can
send a check for the existing registry balance amount one week prior
to your trip departure. Any monies collected after that will be sent
by check after returning from the trip.
How long does it take to have our registry website up and running?
After signing up for the registry, the site can be up and running
in about a week. Your photograph can be added at that time, or later
if you choose to include it.
Can we share a special photo from the trip after we come back?
Yes, we invite everyone registered to share a trip photo with friends
and relatives on their Universal webpage. Simply email your photo
to us and we will share it on your webpage.
How much does it cost to setup an Universal Travel Honeymoon Webpage?
The costs of the Universal Registry varies upon
the size and nature of the honeymoon you plan. Please call us to review
your ideas for us to give you a quotation. All funds collected by Universal
Travel during the registry are explicitly for travel related purchases
at Universal Travel. Please contact us for answers to any of your questions
about our Registry.