DURHAM, NC — May 26, 2020 — Due to the worldwide impacts of COVID-19, there’s quite a lot of uncertainty when it comes to travel in 2020 and beyond. One thing that is not uncertain: Wedding couples will not be forgoing their honeymoons, even if they are delayed. 

According to a recent survey by Traveler’s Joy, the leading honeymoon gift registry service, 93% of current members with a wedding date in 2020 still intend on taking a honeymoon after their wedding — no matter if the trip is not taken immediately or soon after the big day. However, with most countries around the world facing unprecedented Coronavirus challenges of their own for the foreseeable future, 60% of couples responded that they will now be changing their honeymoon destination to a location closer to home.

“This pandemic has truly impacted wedding couples in a way we’ve never seen before,” said Brandon Warner, CEO and co-founder of Traveler’s Joy. “And while this crisis has forced most soon-to-be newlyweds to alter their plans, it has also confirmed that the honeymoon remains an essential part of the wedding process. Couples realize that once-in-a-lifetime trips don’t come around very often and they refuse to let them be cancelled.”

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New Regional Instant Registry Destinations Created to Help Guide Couples Planning a Domestic Honeymoon Getaway

With international travel being particularly impacted at this time, the Traveler’s Joy team has recently created nearly a dozen brand new Instant Registries focusing on local and regional honeymoons in the United States.

Earlier this month, 10 brand new registries were added to the ever-expanding collection, including Arizona, Charleston, S.C., Lake Tahoe, Savannah, Ga., and Santa Fe, N.M., plus the themed registries “Staying Home” and “Staying Local.” 

Overall, the Traveler’s Joy Instant Registry collection features more than 70 pre-made, location and theme-specific registries that have been designed by its editorial team. With just one click couples can instantly add the items from an Instant Registry to their very own registry page (think sunset sailing excursions in Hawaii and romantic dinners on the beach in Puerto Rico). Couples can even edit or delete any item at any time and also add plenty more of their own.

Among the highlights from the new additions: Private winery tours in California, horse-drawn carriage rides in Charleston, and romantic hot air balloon excursions over Lake Tahoe.

The exciting new Instant Registry locations and themes join many other popular worldwide destinations, such as Hawaii, Italy, Mexico, France, Las Vegas, Greece, Iceland, Costa Rica, St. Lucia, Bora Bora, and Ireland. 

About Traveler’s Joy

Traveler’s Joy, the nation’s leading honeymoon registry service, offers many tools to help engaged couples customize a registry page that shares their honeymoon and allows friends and family to give a once-in-a-lifetime gift. Couples collect their gifts at any time and are off on the honeymoon of their dreams! Since it was founded in 2004, Traveler’s Joy has inspired nearly 500,000 couples to plan a dream honeymoon. You can visit Traveler’s Joy online at TravelersJoy.com and follow them on social media: Facebook.com/TravelersJoy and Instagram