Saturday, July 28, 2012

Delta Vacations Offers First-Class Upgrade To Real Resorts


At The Royal Resorts (a proud member of Real Resorts), we believe you deserve the very best of everything when you choose a Cancun and Riviera Maya vacation. And so, with you in mind, we have created exceptional Real Resorts in Mexico, where your expectations of the ideal Cancun and Riviera Maya hotels are bound to be exceeded. We offer you comprehensive “All-Inclusive” vacations, and by taking care of all the little details, we take the worry out of your holiday so you can just relax and enjoy.

The Royal Resorts Include:


The Royal in Cancun Real Resorts proudly presents this addition to its Royal division of resorts, their new flagship property The Royal Cancun, a luxurious 281 all-suite, adults only resort where guests will experience true Real Resort luxury. With all of their suites being ocean view and most oceanfront, guests are assured magnificent vistas of Cancun's turquoise blue waters and newly expanded beach. Exceptional in facilities and amenities, The Royal Cancun has created an intimate atmosphere and combines impeccable service with traditional Mexican warmth and hospitality. Remaining true to their guiding principle of "Exceeding Your Expectations" the hotel's many unique and innovative features are sure to more than "Exceed Your Expectations".


The Royal in Playa Del Carmen New redesigned and redefined THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen has risen on the foundation of The Royal Porto Real, one of the most successful resorts on the Riviera Maya. Like its sister property, THE ROYAL in Cancun, guests will discover an explosion of luxury around every corner, all provided in an atmosphere of casual elegance boasting a perfect beachfront location, mere steps from Playa del Carmen’s famed Fifth Avenue. Discover hip night spots, trendy cafes, colorful shops and local color while experiencing THE ROYAL’s flawless hospitality. The resort’s interior is as impressive as its palatial exterior, where the use of textures, fabrics and natural materials reflects sophisticated seaside grace. The richness of the extra spacious suites (many of which are ocean view or oceanfront), the exquisite furniture, handcrafted by local artisans, the spacious marble bathrooms and furnished terraces, plus an array of unique and exceptional guest amenities assure an experience that goes beyond luxury for discerning guests.

When you choose a honeymoon or destination wedding flight and hotel vacation from Delta Vacations Romance to all-inclusive Real Resorts in Cancun or the Riviera Maya, Mexico, you'll receive a flight upgrade to first class.

Please click here for more information or to book a vacation to Royal in Cancun, The Royal in Playa Del Carmen, or for more information on other Delta Vacation Opportunities.

Beaches resorts exclusive fall savings


The FALL season is just around the corner, and once again we are offering exclusive Fall activities for guests traveling to Beaches Resorts! Especially for Fall, we're offering a great selection of programs and activities that would appeal to various guests that have the ability to travel during this time period - from families with toddlers and military families to dive enthusiasts and single parent families!
Single Parent Fun (SPF) Months:
This Fall we are waiving the single supplement fee of up to $220 per night, plus guests can enjoy special activities during our dedicated Single Parent Fun Months
                                               
Live It Up N’ Dive:Live it Up ‘N Dive is for scuba divers who like to vacation in paradise, dine in world-class restaurants and enjoy premium-brand beverages, plus hang out with friends and family with unlimited diving*! - Taking place at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa and Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, guests can now enjoy exclusive dive specials as an added value for traveling in the Fall.

Fall Military Program:Beaches Resorts is proud to honor the men and women who serve our country. We invite Military families to join us this Fall to save an additional 15% off our current promotions PLUS to receive 15% off an Island Routes Catamaran Cruise.
                                                
Military Friends & Family Program:For a limited time only, Military personnel can share their exclusive savings on a Beaches Luxury Included® Vacation with their non-military friends and family by applying their 15% Fall savings on up to 3 rooms.
                                                
Beaches Friends Forever Girls Getaway (B.F.F.):Beaches Resorts is rolling out the red carpet just for the girls! Mark your calendars this Fall, for a dedicated week of fun with your best girlfriends
                                               
Family Reunions:When it comes to families Beaches Resorts is the expert. This Fall, get ready to experience the ultimate family get-together with Family Reunions-Caribbean style.

Group Fall Special:This Fall at Beaches Resorts, all groups will receive one complimentary room for every ten (10) paid rooms.
                                                
Fall-O-Ween Stage Show:This Fall, families can grab a front row seat at the Halloween-themed Sesame Street stage show. Join The Count and the Sesame Street gang as they take the stage for a spooktacular performance, featuring classic Sesame Street sing-a-longs and Halloween hijinks, sure to have the little ones (and big ones, too) up on their feet in this Fall exclusive.
                                                
Super Grover 2.0 Stage Show:This September, kids can enjoy the addition of a brand new stage show. Super Grover: Ready for Action, plus a whole new line up of new activities as part of Super Grover’s Super Science Fair.

Oscar the Grouch debuts at Beaches this Fall:Everyone’s favorite grouch, Oscar, makes his arrival at Beaches Ocho Rios this Fall. Guests can join Oscar the Grouch for on property photos and exclusive activities including his own pre-show!

Celebrity Cruises Adds More Amenities to Its “ConciergeClass” Accommodations




Celebrity Cruises added more amenities to its “ConciergeClass” accommodations.

Guests booked in Celebrity’s ConciergeClass staterooms still will be treated to the full offering of services and amenities associated with the category since it was introduced, including a bottle of chilled Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive artwork from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists upon arrival; fresh fruits and flowers; daily delivery of afternoon savories; pillow menu and the Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding program, with premium mattresses, 100 percent Egyptian cotton linens, and plush duvets and pillows; personalized stationery; oversized tote bag; special room service breakfast menu; Frette bathrobes; plush bath rugs; two hair dryers; Hansgrohe massaging showerhead; use of in-stateroom golf umbrellas and binoculars; custom-blended bath amenities; a veranda table large enough for dining al fresco, with cushioned chairs; and special services including priority luggage delivery, dining time, shoe shine service and priority embarkation and debarkation privileges.

The list of services and amenities has been expanded to include more personalized service with hand-delivered, customized courtesy cards to ensure that guests can directly contact the Concierge at any time during the cruise for assistance with special occasions or any requests they may have. Additionally, priority debarkation services have been enhanced to include an exclusive ConciergeClass pre-departure lounge with complimentary coffee and juices.

ConciergeClass staterooms are offered on every ship in the Celebrity fleet, with the exception of Celebrity Xpedition, the line’s luxurious megayacht sailing year-round in the Galapagos Islands.

For more information, visit the celebrity cruise website
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Late Summer Savings at Atlantis, Paradise Island


Atlantis, Paradise Island features the world's largest open-air marine habitat and Aquaventure, a thrilling waterscape of slides and rides. Enjoy 20 swimming areas, casino, Mandara Spa, duty-free shopping, Atlantis Kids Club, sports center, extensive dining, bars and clubs. Explore The Dig or interact with gentle dolphins at Dolphin Cay.

Receive a $350 instant savings when you stay 6 nights, or a $200 instant savings with a 4 night stay! *

Save up to 30% on Summer travel plus kids stay and eat FREE and adults can receive up to $150 in free culinary experiences when they travel by September 3rd. Ask about our suite specials!

Clients that wish to travel between 9/10/12 and 12/20/12 will receive a complimentary Atlantis Experience Pass valued at over $500!

The Cove Atlantis

4 nights from $989 per person

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The Reef Atlantis

4 nights from $829 per person

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Atlantis Royal Towers, Paradise Island

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Atlantis Coral Towers, Paradise Island

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Atlantis Beach Tower, Paradise Island

4 nights from $469 per person

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ELITE TRAVEL CONSULTING PACKING TIPS AND TRICKS


CM.TRAVELONLINE'S PACKING TIPS AND TRICKS

The flights are booked, car rented, hotel reserved, and your clients leave tomorrow - time for them to pack! Here are some helpful suggestions you may way want to pass along.

GETTING STARTED

  •    Packing is not a matter of simply throwing necessities into a bag. Just as important as what you pack is how you pack. With that in mind, here are some general packing tips:

  •   To avoid last-minute anxiety, make a thorough packing list before traveling. Avoid over-packing. Do not bring things just because they might come in handy.

  •    Pack mix-and-match clothes to help minimize baggage and yet enjoy variety.

  •   Take things that dry quickly, like synthetic fabrics and lightweight cotton. 

  •   Iron before packing and then roll – don’t fold – clothes. 

  •      For bulky items like sweaters, stuff the rolled garment toward the foot of a pair of pantyhose – it makes a tight container that takes up less space. 

  •   Leave dry–cleaned items in their plastic bags to help avoid wrinkles. 

  •   Hang clothes immediately after check-in to prevent wrinkling. If clothes do wrinkle, hang them in the bathroom while taking a hot shower to steam them smooth. 

  •   Consider bringing "disposable" clothing, such as older socks, underwear, T-shirts, and even old shoes. Before departing, donate them or throw them out to make room for souvenirs. 

  •   Layering is a great way to make a wardrobe more versatile and accommodate changing weather. 

  •   Place anything that could ruin clothes, such as liquid make-up, shampoo, and toothpaste, into a sealed plastic bag. 

  •      Pack a small lint brush. 

  •   Take along your eyeglass prescription in case you lose or break your glasses. Consider buying glasses that darken in the sun to eliminate the need for sunglasses. 

  •   If you plan to take along items such as an electric razor or hair drier to a foreign country, check with your hotel to see if you'll need an adapter.  
  •   Even the lightest traveler should bring a day bag. A small backpack can hold your umbrella, camera, book, souvenirs, and whatever else you want to carry while you go exploring. 

  •      A security pouch is essential. Worn concealed under clothing, it is the safest place to keep money, travelers’ checks, passport, and other valuables. 

  •      Don’t forget a small "first aid kit" of bare necessities: tweezers, nail clippers, aspirin, antibiotic cream, cotton swabs, anti–diarrheal, and cold medications. 

  •   A small, inflatable pillow is indispensable for avoiding a sore neck on a long overnight flight or train ride. 

 PACKING FOR AN ADVENTURE VACATION  

Just because you'll be covering some rough terrain doesn’t mean you should bear all the bruises to prove it. Pack clothing to suit the adventure. For instance, if you are going on a tour through areas of varying elevation, pack clothing layers so you can adjust what you wear according to the temperature. 

  •    Comfortable, sturdy hiking boots.
  •   Thick cotton socks.
  •   Durable nylon trousers, quick to dry and allow your skin to breathe as you perspire.
  •    Loose fitting, comfortable T-shirts and/or sleeved shirts.
  •   Sport sunglasses.
  •   Sunscreen if applicable.
  •   Backpack to carry supplies.
 PACKING FOR A BEACH VACATION 

Cool, comfortable and casual is generally the rule on most beach vacations. Slightly more formal wear is a good idea for dining and. 

  •  Shorts
  •  T-shirts
  •  Short sleeve shirts
  •  Lightweight slacks or a summer gown for town
  •  Jacket and tie
  •  Sweater for the evening
  •  Swimsuit
  •   Extra large beach towel
  •  Sunscreen
  •  A small, portable radio
  •  Sandals
  •   A good pair of walking shoes
PACKING FOR A CITY VACATION 

Any city tour will almost certainly have one constant: lots and lots of walking! You will want to keep your feet warm, dry, and blister-free, so proper footwear is crucial. Beyond shoes, the proper accessories can also help make or break your experience. 

  •  Sturdy, comfortable sneakers or walking shoes.
  •  Waterproof boots.
  •  Comfortable trousers, a light casual dress, or other loose-fitting clothing.
  •  Shorts
  •  Front zipping light jacket that can be easily removed and tied around waist.
  • A small collapsible umbrella and/or a plastic poncho.
  • A small day bag or backpack.
  • A phrase book for the local language.



PACKING FOR A CRUISE VACATION 

Cruise vacations are casual by day, however, evening attire can vary by ship. Guests on luxury lines may dress more formally for dinner, while other vessels might have a more relaxed atmosphere. Attire should be appropriate for the destination climate, as well. 

  •  Swimwear
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Jackets and ties; elegant slacks and blouse or a summer gown if dining is formal.
  •  Shorts
  •  T-shirts
  •  Short sleeve shirts
  •  Sweater for the evening
  •  Comfortable walking shoes and a day bag or light backpack, for exploring ports of call
 PACKING FOR A SKI VACATION 

Though some ski destinations actually have temperate climates, while you are skiing it will get cold, so be sure to pack plenty of warm clothing for protection. 

  •  Warm sweaters
  •  Fleece jacket
  •  Gloves or mittens
  •  Long underwear
  •  Knitted wool cap or other warmth-retaining headwear
  •  Hair-band to keep your ears warm
  •  Waterproof or quick-drying nylon pants
  •  Scarf

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts Cater to Families


Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas Brands Cater to Families Year-round with Signature Programs and Activities, Special Promotions and Added Value!!

Guests can choose from 17 resorts in 10 different beachside destinations throughout Mexico, Dominican Republic and Curacao.

Award-winning luxury resort brands Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas, treat guests to a host of signature family friendly programs for every age all included with the stay as part of their Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun® vacation concept privileges.


In addition to spacious accommodations, 24-hour room and concierge services at Dreams and Now, and 24-hour dining options at Sunscape, reservation-free restaurants, premium bars and lounges, endless entertainment and more, the 17 beachside resorts feature complimentary access to fully-supervised children’s programs.

At the Explorer’s Club for Kids, children ages three to twelve enjoy a range of activities especially designed with the youngsters in mind. These include arts and crafts, sandcastle competitions, weekly camp out adventures, movies on the beach, ocean trampolines, Euro-bungee and more. For older children, select resorts offer The Core Zone Teen’s Club where teens enjoy a variety of land and sea adventures, competitions, the latest gaming systems and excursions, along with special kid friendly food options. The programs’ dedicated staff is certified in CPR and First Aid.

In addition to these kid-friendly activities, the professional in-resort concierges also can offer advice on unique activities at each property that are perfect for all in the family, for example:

  • Now Jade Rivera Cancun and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun- weekly bike excursion to the Crococun Zoo & Rescue Center
  • Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta and Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa - complimentary whale watching with a minimum 5-night stay (seasonal)
  • Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa - swim with the dolphin experience at Delphinus Dreams Cancun, the resort’s very own natural lagoon
  • Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa - Explore Meso-American ruins at La Chole Archaeological Site
  • “Dreaming of Freedom” turtle release program available at multiple resorts (seasonal)

Throughout the year, all three brands offer a range of special deals to make the trips more affordable, and enhance the vacation experience.  Those booking travel this summer can enjoy the benefits of the “Hot, Hot, Hot” promotion which offers up to 40% savings, $400 USD in resort coupons and the opportunity to “Suite’n Up Your Stay”, making upgrades more affordable than ever before. Guests also should look out for seasonal deals like the “Kids Stay Free” promotion where up to two children can stay free with two paying adults, while the “Groups, Gatherings and Getaways” deal, where you book five rooms and receive the sixth room free, is perfect for those planning a family reunion getaway or a destination wedding.


Adults looking for some “me time” can book a signature treatment at the resorts’ Spas by Pevonia, look for complimentary green fee deals year-round or take advantage of the “Sip, Savor & See” dining experience, which gives guests dining privileges at sister brand resorts in the destination they are visiting.

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New All-Inclusive Meal Plan at Radisson Aruba Resort



The Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa is celebrating the completion of a $30 million renovation with an all new, All Inclusive Meal Plan. Guests of the AAA four-diamond resort will experience the best of drinks and dining at six diverse onsite restaurants and bars, as well as select local restaurants, with the convenience of one nightly price for room and meals. As a standout feature of this plan, Sunset Grille offers some high cost, high-end entrees not typically found in an all-inclusive environment, such as lamb T-bone and Caribbean lobster, for a nominal surcharge.


The All-Inclusive Meal Package includes:
  •  Luxurious room including tax and service charges, for double occupancy
  • Three delicious meals per day: one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner (appetizer, entree and dessert) including taxes and gratuity
  • Unlimited beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, including taxes and gratuity
  • Kids ages 4 and under eat free from the children’s menu when dining with an adult
  • Dine Around vouchers to explore select restaurants within walking distance of the resort.
Introductory pricing is bookable through Sept. 30, starting at $249.50 pp dbl based on a minimum 4-night stay with Garden View accommodations. Book Your Stay online.....

Monday, July 2, 2012

The All-New Sandals Grande Riviera in Jamaica

We recently received an update on Sandals Grande Riviera Beach Resort in Jamaica. it was sent to us by Mr. Gary Sadler of sandal Resorts, and we felt compelled to share it with you:

I’m thrilled to introduce to you Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica – the newest resort in Jamaica.   Certainly many of you are familiar with this resort as Sandals Ocho Rios, but the transformation has been of such a grand scale, the enhancements so impressive, we had to give it a new name.    

                     
Three distinctive vacation experiences await you:  an oceanfront garden oasis called the Riviera Seaside, the hill-top Great House and Riviera Villas, and the hip new Ochi Beach Club.  


Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort is very close to my heart; my connection to the hotel is personal.  As you may know, I began my career at this hotel, and I’ll let you in on a little secret: it is by far my favorite resort.  And I remain absolutely amazed by the transformation the resort has undergone, especially on the Riviera side.


Who better to head up the $60 million expansion than General Manager Brian Roper, one of the resort’s first general managers.  He knew the resort best and had dreamed of what it could become.  Back then, I worked for Brian at this very resort and although he had many opportunities to fire me, I’m very glad he didn’t! Together we take great pride in this new resort and it is a pleasure for me to personally present it to you now – bigger and better than ever. 

I invite you to now take a journey through the photos below. You’ll see the resort like you’ve never seen it before.  


Already Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort has been named one of the top hotels in the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards, and just recently TripAdvisor has awarded it a Certificate of Excellence. 

But you must experience it for yourself.  Make it a priority to enjoy your next vacation at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort.  Then start enjoying the newest and hottest resort in Jamaica – the resort that offers more than any other in Jamaica.

Should you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Chris at info@cmtravelonline.com or call 1-888-898-3628, or Jan Trader at jan.trader@cmtravelonline.com or call 1-757-990-0116.


AMResorts recently announced  its second Secrets resort in Los Cabos with the opening of adults-only Secrets Puerto Los Cabos in November 2013. The new build resort will join three other AMResorts properties in the destination.


Located in the exclusive Puerto Los Cabos area, where the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains meet the ocean, and only 15 minutes from San Jose del Cabo, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos will have 500 spacious suites, all with stunning views and a Jacuzzi for two on their private balconies or terraces. Added amenities will be available in the 150 Preferred Club level designated suites, including a private lounge, complimentary in-room internet access, pillow menu, upgraded mini bar service, and more.


Guests of Secrets Puerto Los Cabos will enjoy the benefits of Secrets Resorts & Spas’ signature Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept which offers limitless access to gourmet a la carte dining and premium beverage brands, 24-hour room and concierge services, countless daytime activities, live evening entertainment, and more. The resort features two main swimming pools, five á la carte gourmet restaurants, a buffet venue, a café, a grill, and six bars offering a variety of experiences.


The resort’s 12,000 square-foot signature Secrets Spa by Pevonia will offer 22 treatment rooms, a selection of specialty treatments and hydrotherapy circuit, and the perfect atmosphere for those seeking relaxation. A fitness center facility and full service beauty salon also are available.


Additionally, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos  will have more than 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space for memorable group functions, from creative theme parties and team building activities to casually elegant gala dinners. The resort also caters to the destination wedding and honeymoon market with signature beachside ceremony and reception locations, dedicated group event planners offering personalized attention, and romantic environments throughout the property. A host of honeymoon and anniversary packages also are available.


About Secrets® Resorts & SpasUnlimited-Luxury® Secrets Resorts & Spas offer adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in beautiful settings where everything is included. The award-winning resorts feature elegantly-appointed rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room services; multiple gourmet, á la carte restaurants and lounges serving premium beverages; endless day and evening activities in spectacular settings; and more. Secrets Marquis Los Cabos is a The Leading Hotels of the World designated resort. Information about Secrets Resorts & Spas is available by calling 1-888-898-3628 today!!

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As one of the country's leading tour operators to Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, we are eager to work with you and your travel counselor to find the perfect vacation! To the hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers who have traveled with us over the past 22 years, we thank you for entrusting your vacation dreams to CMTravelonline.com...  To the many repeat travelers who return year after year, a special thanks! If you are a new customer, we are confident that you will find the CMTravelonline.com experience one that will meet (even exceed!) your expectations!


Our only business is providing you with great vacations to great destinations! Over 95% rate their overall vacation experience with CMTravelonline.com good to excellent. You will find resorts that cater to couples and adults only, honeymooners, families with children, golfers, naturalists, land and water sports enthusiasts, and even groups looking for the perfect meeting and convention space for combining business with pleasure. For those looking for the ultimate in luxury we offer a generous selection of exclusive five-star resorts featuring exceptional facilities and unparalleled personal service, guaranteed to satisfy the most discriminating travelers.


Our long-standing relationships with top industry suppliers allow us to provide you with extraordinary variety - from small, comfortable hotels to world-class luxury resorts to exclusive, intimate hideaways - at extremely competitive prices. When reserving your place in the sun, consider the various room categories that are available - you'll be surprised how little extra it costs to have that ocean view suite with Jacuzzi or to pamper yourself with the luxury of concierge level services. And in almost every destination you will find an outstanding selection of the most popular all-incluisve resorts - all meals, unlimited drinks, land and water activities galore and tons of sun and FUN - and all for one, low, value-packed price!



When you book with CMTravelonline.com, you'll always work with the same extremely knowledgable vacation specialist throughout the whole vacation process - before, during and after your trip.   


If you are looking for knowledgeable experienced person to person consultation, professional service, best value for your money, and an extraordinary vacation experience, then you have come to the right place!! We are here to help you plan and book your adults-only vacationfamily vacation, all-inclusive vacation, honeymoon, or destination wedding experience that exceeds your expectations.