CIG Travel Named Winner in The Knot Best of Destination Weddings 2017
Eleventh Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America
CHICAGO, IL / January 18,2017— CIG TRAVEL is pleased to announce that our agency has been selected as a 2017 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace.
This is the 3rd year we have been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings.
In 2017, only 2% of the 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade.
In its eleventh annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2017, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country.
To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding.
The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding professional to create their perfect wedding day.
Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country.
The Knot marries great technology with trusted content--and a little love--to make planning for the most important day of a person's life easier and more enjoyable.
For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.
ABOUT THE KNOT
The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource and marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding.
The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series.
The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), which helps people navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments—from getting married to moving in together and having a baby.
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CIG Travel Named Winner in The Knot Best of Destination Weddings 2016
Tenth Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America
Chicago, IL January 8, 2015— CIG Travel is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2015 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. In 2015, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. The Knot Best of Weddings 2015 provides an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country.
To determine the winners, The Knot assessed a sample of almost one million real reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—that a bride or groom would want in order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding.
The Knot has helped inspire and plan more than 25 million weddings. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with just the right wedding professional to create a wedding that is unique to them. More than eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot, and they can be connected to any of 250,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot is marrying great technology with trusted content — and a little love — to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.
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Top Travel Destinations and Tips with CIG's Finest Travel Agent:
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta ….We are so very excited to have had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Anna from C.I.G. Travel about unique travel destinations, tips on traveling and fun activities for couples going on their honeymoon.
How did you get into the travel business?
[Anna:] I always had passion for traveling and exploring the world; I remember organizing trips for my classmates while in high school and what pleasure that gave me! Back then I knew that no matter what I do it has to do with travel.
What are some pluses and minuses of working in the travel business?
[Anna:] There’s plenty of positive…. sites you get see around the world, meeting people from other cultures and backgrounds and having the opportunity to learn about them. I’d have to say that one negative would be there’s never enough time to do and experience everything!
What are the top 5 hottest honeymoon destinations in the world and what are the top 5 most private and least traveled destinations?
[Anna:] My opinion might be bit different from the statistics but since you are asking me; there is: Hawaii (Maui and Kauai), French Polynesia, Saint Lucia in the Caribbean, and Santorini in Greece, and Maldives.
When it comes to the top 5 most private and least traveled I would say: Peter Island and Mustique Island in the Caribbean, Robinson Crusoe Island in Fiji, Tahaa Island in French Polynesia; Cayo Espanto in Belize.
Key tips to traveling? (passports, vaccinations, safety, etc.):
[Anna:] Always make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months before you leave your country, make sure to check visa requirement as well as vaccinations – you don’t want to be denied access to a country and return home on the same day. Also, if you are not a US citizen make sure to bring you green card. Your travel agent should let you know what you need based on where you are traveling. Make sure to leave your hotel information with your friends or family, in case they need to reach you.
What to bring, what to buy?
[Anna:] Depends where you are gowning. I always travel with: sunscreen, bug repellant, bathing suite, first aid kit, medicine for upset stomach, umbrella and layer of clothing; even if you are traveling to warm climate you might need a sweater or a windbreaker.
Can you give us some examples of Fun and unique activities for couples on vacations?
[Anna:] Oh possibilities are endless! Hot air balloon rides, bicycling around Amsterdam, cooking classes in Italy or Asia, horseback riding, scuba diving, hiking to hidden waterfalls, yachting and of course couple massages are just a few to list.
Best and most flexible airlines?
[Anna:] Always try to buy a package deal, or charters provided by tour operators or resorts.
Any current deals available?
[Anna:] There are always deals! Are you ready to go? Call me and I will give you all the info. Where do you recommend to go for a honeymoon? Why? [Anna:] I always recommend Sandals Resorts or Adults only properties – they are high end and all luxury inclusive. Great service, authentic cuisine, fresh ingredients and top shelf alcoholic beverages. In all Sandals Resorts all water activities are included even scuba diving; golf is included if there’s a golf course. Also they have the best beaches with the calmest waters.
How are you different from bookings.com or any other travel website?
[Anna:] We have the knowledge, experience and feedback from our clients. Also, we’ve been to many destinations and resorts and based on your needs will be able to narrow down the perfect place for you!
Remember….We do this all day…search and speak with people around the world. The best hotels, most exclusive and private resorts, bed and breakfasts, etc. That way we can book the vacation/honeymoon of your dreams and have you excited and looking forward to something from the second we speak with one another.
We are humans, not a computer and can be reached during business hours and many times after business hours through phone and email. This can be easier than trying to figure everything out yourself ….leave the work to the experts, it’s what we are here for!