This year, there’s one wedding date brides- and grooms-to-be are fighting over — 12/13/14, the last number-sequential date until Jan. 2, 2103. Eighty-nine years is a long time for people to wait, and, according to a David’s Bridal poll, more than 20,000 U.S. couples plan to marry on that date — which happens to also be a Saturday — this year; last year on Dec. 13, only 7,200 couples wed.
Las Vegas chapels have been fully booked for the date for months, where many superstitious couples are planning to tie the knot at exactly 12:13 and 14 seconds. Venues and vendors are turning people away, leaving couples desperate for that sequential wedding date scrambling.
The rush will be profitable for the travel industry, with hotels offering exclusive packages for 12/13/14, many costing more than $100,000. One lucky couple booked exclusive use of Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, located on a private island in the Florida Keys, for $195,000.
Viceroy Anguilla’s Sequential Love & Legacy: 12-13-14 package include a 100-person wedding for $500 per person, a suite for the bride and groom and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. More affordable packages ranged from the MGM Grand’s Numerology offer, for $1,400, and the Bellagio’s 12-13-14 package for $5,000.
If you’ve ever wanted to pretend you’re a cowboy for the day, here’s your chance. Step into the boots of a gaucho on Camino Pampa’s estancia experience. The day starts at 8 a.m. with a pickup at your hotel in Buenos Aires to travel about an hour and a half into the countryside via private vehicle. Your guide will meet you in San Antonio de Areco, a historic gaucho town, where you will learn about the art of silver and metal-working and walk the sleepy colonial streets.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Everyone who travels is intimately familiar with the sensation of pressure changes in airplane cabins as aircraft take off and land. Many travelers have their own methods to deal with the pain. Remedies range from swallowing to chewing gum to bringing along specialized goods to combat pressure changes.
Kish Island, 12 miles off the coast of Iran, is a former private resort that boasts a wealth of luxurious accommodations, excellent shopping and awe-inspiring beaches. Spending a day here probably won’t feel like enough, but any more than that could break the bank.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.