When it comes to bachelorette parties, today’s savvy ladies are turning to more sophisticated options for the final hurrah. A recent survey* by Holiday Golightly,
an online group travel planning service designed specifically for
girlfriend getaways, finds an overwhelming 88% of respondents are
looking for more upscale options when it comes to bachelorette party
themes, leaving the days of strippers and raunchy accessories behind.
In fact, 61% of respondents reported they prefer a bachelorette
weekend away with a mix of activities, as opposed to one wild night out
in their own town – and more than half (57%) are willing to pay up to
$400 for said getaway. However, of those invited to bachelorette events
this year, a notable 66% indicated the weakened economy may somewhat
impact their bachelorette plans, but another 21% were ready to open
their wallets no matter what.
Economy aside, in terms of planning a bachelorette party, respondents
cited the scheduling headache that accompanies organizing a big group
as the biggest hang-up (37%), followed by dividing and collecting funds
(32%) and selecting activities (19%). Helping address these needs,
Holiday Golightly offers girlfriend groups in-the-know itineraries to
destinations far and near, as well as a number of online tools, ideas
and advice to help any frazzled planner.
“Holiday Golightly is designed to be any woman’s first-stop resource
when faced with the daunting task of planning a girls’ getaway,” said
Kerry Rupp, Holiday Golightly founder. “One of our most popular features
is the new ‘Divvy it Up‘
tool, enabling groups to enter and divide moneys owed at the end of the
trip. It’s free to use and effectively eliminates the check-splitting
headache – which more than 70-percent of survey respondents claimed was a
In addition to free planning tools and getaway advice, Holiday
Golightly features a range of itineraries available for girlfriend
groups to book. Trips are themed to each destination and include
optional activities hand-selected by the jet setting Golightly girls to
ensure the sophisticated, yet carefree getaway ladies are looking for.
Trips even come complete with the insiders Golightly Guide pointing
guests to the hottest spots in town.
Perfect for bachelorette parties, Holiday Golightly has packaged
one-of-a-kind trips for any bride and her best friends to partake. From
spa-inspired getaways to culinary escapades, explore bachelorette party
packages at Holiday Golightly’s special “Bachelorette Bidnezz” page, including:
**Vegas – a go-all-out getaway complete with coveted VIP passes, concert tickets, sassy makeovers and even a Botox party!
– de-stress in the Midwest with comedy club tickets, cooking classes
and private chocolate tasting party (no one sticks to their wedding diet
**Martha’s Vineyard - a relaxing hotel, sunset sailing, plus glider flights, horseback riding and more – how spoiled can you get?!
All Holiday Golightly prices are determined by final activity
line-up. For more information on the Holiday Golightly packages, online
planning tools and in-the-know travel tips, visit www.holidaygolightly.com.
Holiday Golightly is an online group travel planning service and
resource designed specifically for girlfriend getaways. On the travel
planning and booking side, Holiday Golightly offers several trip
destinations itineraries – complete with in-the-know-activity options –
to ensure girlfriend groups have a fabulous trip! In addition to its
planning services, the Holiday Golightly site is loaded with free
destination ideas, insider info, real-life advice and sleek trip tools –
including the popular Divvy It Up cash divider and collector feature –
to help any frazzled planner.
Kerry Rupp, Founder of Holiday Golightly. Kerry spent a number
of years in Very Important Professional Positions, which is shorthand
for “she really knows what she is doing,” in the business sense. She
brings over 13 years of strategic planning, marketing, business
development and operational management experience from Classmates.com, Jobster, LexisNexis, McKinsey & Company, Sterling Commerce and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
So what makes Kerry a perfect person to open a travel agency? Here are the numbers:
- 45 – The number of States in the U.S.A. she’s been to (although 2 were really just drive-throughs – they still count)
- 8 – The number of States (in the U.S.A.) she’s lived in
- 3 – Foreign countries she’s lived in ( Canada – yes, it counts – Germany and Italy)
- 46 – Foreign countries she’s visited (give or take a few), including
10 in Central America and the Caribbean, 5 in South America, 19 in
Europe, 10 in Asia and the Pacific Rim.
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