Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Resort Brand of the Month - AMResorts



AMResorts opened in early 2001 with a mission to provide sales, marketing and brand management services offering high quality Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun® vacations specializing in the luxury leisure market. Currently located throughout Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, AMResorts provides these services to five brands in its luxury collection of resorts: Zo√ętry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Now Resorts & Spas and Sunscape Resorts & Spas.

Save Big with AMResort's Winter Greataway Special offers at Zoetry Resorts, Secrets Resorts, Now Resorts, Dreams Resorts and Sunscape Resorts. Book online or call 1-888-898-3628 for details!

Resort of the Month - The Beloved Hotel


The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres, Playa Mujeres

The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres, managed by Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts, is a luxury boutique-style all-inclusive resort hotel located on a spectacular peninsula between the Mexican Caribbean and a national wetlands wildlife preserve. One of Mexico's newest resort destinations, Playa Mujeres is located just north of Cancun proper and offers guests easy access to a world of resort facilities including a full marina offering all manner of boating and fishing excursions and a seaside championship golf course, as well as an array of shopping and entertainment options. The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres features an extensive spa and fitness facility as well as a variety of fine dining options and 24 hr. room service. Known as one of the most romantic and relaxing hotels in the world, the unique setting of The Beloved Hotel makes it ideal for families as well as couples. Everyone will enjoy an unforgettable vacation experience, complemented by impeccable service, lavish suites and a beautiful beachfront location.

About Playa Mujeres
Located just 25 minutes north of the Cancun International Airport and Cancun's hotel and shopping zone. Playa Mujeres is an intimate seaside Mexican Caribbean resort community, home to some of the best hotels in Cancun. Perfect for your Cancun vacation, Playa Mujeres is comprised of luxury residences and resorts, a gorgeous spa, an inland marina, and a Greg Norman golf course. Integrated carefully into the natural landscape of an untouched peninsula just north of Cancun, Playa Mujeres is an environmentally friendly village bringing laid-back luxury to the wilds of the region. Flanked by the Mexican Caribbean to the east and a wetlands wildlife preserve to the west, Playa Mujeres is a tranquil resort community where natural beauty and the restorative qualities of water bring relaxation and renewal.
See below for Current Promotions:

One complimentary Night-Pass at next door sister property Excellence Playa Mujeres
Includes: full access to a-la-carte restaurants, bars, night show, disco, etc just as any regular Excellence guest.

Restrictions:
  • Valid for bookings of 7 nights or longer, one time per stay .
  • Arrangements to be coordinated directly at The Beloved concierge desk once clients are on property.
  • Not valid for children (Excellence is adults-only 18+).
  • Additional day or night passes are available at a special rate, exclusive for The Beloved guests

Discounted Rates for all Room Categories
Get up to 20% off all Room categories when booking between now and March 15, 2013.
Booking Window: Now through March 15, 2013
Travel Window: Now through April 30, 2013
Not combinable with other promotions or offers.

Windstar Cruises Expands Fleet



We just recently learned that Windstar Cruises is doubling the size of their fleet with the addition of three ships from Seabourn Cruises : Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend, and Seabourn Spirit. with this new purchase, Windstar Cruises will now be the leader in the small-ship cruise market with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,230 berths.

Windstar will take possession of the all-suite ships, which hold 208 passengers each, over the next two years in the Mediterranean. The Seabourn Pride will be the first ship to enter into their luxury fleet in April of 2014. Following a Windstar-branded renovation, the Pride will set sail a month later in the Mediterranean in May 2014; voyages are expected to be available as of May of this year. Windstar  will take possession of Seabourn Legend in April 2015 and Seabourn Spirit in May 2015; the yachts will start sailing in May of 2015 following their dry-dock period.

Windstar is proud of its heritage in sailing and will continue to offer voyages on all three sailing yachts. What their guests continue to be enthusiastic about is their intimate, yacht style of cruising. This style is the core of Windstar's brand experience and the new ships are a perfect fit to build on that foundation. The new ships will also allow Windstar to service new regions of the world such as Asia and South America, in addition to the fifty countries they already sail to. Windstar will continue to focus on the unique destinations that larger ships cannot call on. More important, the addition of the three new ships will provide a variety of new Windstar experiences and allow is to serve you, our wonderful clients in many different ways.  In the coming months we will reveal additional details, including the new ship names, itineraries, on board experiences, and renovation details. Please do not hesitate to call us directly at 1-888-898-3628 or 757-596-2774 for more details.

Introducing the All-new Dream Excursions.com



Welcome to Dream Excursions.com - Your Source for the most romantic vacation experiences! Whether it’s an exotic destination wedding, a memorable anniversary getaway, or a romantic escape for no special reason at all, you can be sure your dream vacation will be unforgettable when you allow one of our experienced Travel Advisor to personalize a one–of–a–kind Romantic Getaway just for you. We invite you to search our site for the best dream vacations which includes, Romantic Getaways, Honeymoon Vacations, Romantic Tours, Romantic Resorts, Adults only Resorts and Romantic spa resorts in Africa, Asia, Europe, Pacific and the Americas. Give us a call at toll free number is 1-888-898-3628 or 757-596-2774 for immediate assistance. We are here to assist you in every step of the way!

Visit www.dreamexcursions.com to learn more.


Sandals Resorts Expands Luxurious Butler Service



Sandals Resorts is thrilled to announce that Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort will expand its exceptional butler service by introducing All-Butler Riviera Villas, following the resort’s recent $60 million refurbishment. Effective for arrivals beginning February 15, 2013, all Riviera Villa guests will receive elite service from Sandals Resorts’ expertly-trained butlers.  

“The demand for butler room categories is growing at a rapid rate, and we hope to fulfill our guests’ requests by expanding our Butler Service offerings,” said Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “In keeping with our Luxury Included® standards, we want to ensure that our guests have the best possible experience and that means offering the highest-quality amenities and top-notch service.”

All Riviera Villas will be serviced by expertly-trained butlers to not only tend to guests’ every need throughout their stay, but to anticipate their every need. As part of “The Sandals Difference,” Sandals Resorts has foraged a partnership with the Guild of Professional English Butlers; the London-based Guild ensures that all Sandals Resorts butlers are trained in accordance to exacting standards and provides butlers and valets to nobility and celebrities worldwide. Prior to arrival, visitors can select preferences so their butlers are well-prepared to cater to their needs. With this VIP treatment, guests can truly focus on relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Caribbean from the moment they arrive. Guests are even provided a personal cell phone to reach their butler anytime; no request is too small or unattainable no matter what time of day.

The expanded Butler Service at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort will be added to the following newly-renamed room categories: Honeymoon Estate Poolside Butler Villa, St. Ann Poolside Butler Villa Estate, Honeymoon St. Ann Poolside Butler Villa Estate, Bougainvillea Hideaway Poolside One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite, and Honeymoon Bougainvillea Hideaway Poolside One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite.

Sandals Resorts Celebrates Bob Marley's Birthday With Renovation Of Reggae Legend's Ride



Marley was regularly seen driving his Land Rover around the streets of Kingston, the city that inspired such hits as ‘No Woman, No Cry’, ‘Three Little Birds’ and ‘I Shot the Sheriff’. This celebrated Land Rover was used to transport Marley’s famous band, The Wailers, and their equipment to gigs throughout Jamaica.In honor of legendary musician Bob Marley’s birthday, February 6, 2013, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is proud to announce its involvement in renovating Marley’s famous Land Rover, one of the world’s most iconic vehicles. Formally stationed at Marley’s home-turned-museum, the broken-down 1877 Series III Land Rover Defender has been handed over to ATL Automotive in Montego Bay, Sandals Resorts’ Jamaica-based sister company. Expert Land Rover Master Technicians at ATL Automotive are fully restoring the vehicle to perfectly match its original condition.


“It is a tremendous honor to help return such an extraordinary automobile to its former glory. This project has been a long time in the planning and we can’t wait to play our part in history,” said Adam Stewart, Chief Executive Officer for Sandals Resorts International and ATL Automotive. “There are few people in the world who Bob Marley hasn’t inspired through his music at some point, so it is only right that we ensure his legacy continues to inspire for many years to come.”

Once the renovation project is completed, the famed Land Rover will return to the public eye at The Bob Marley Museum, Kingston in Jamaica.  A time-lapse preview video of the restoration project can be seen on Sandals Resorts’ YouTube page.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Top 10 Singles Vacations with a Travel Group


Ten Wonderful Destinations Around The World

             

While traveling around the world with your best friends would be great, it isn’t always an option. Family, work and money seem to always get in the way. A singles group vacation is your answer, enjoy social, fun-filled vacations, while makine new friends and memories for life.
1. Costa Rica Eco-Beach Adventure
Costa Rica, a land of volcanoes, rain forests, waterfalls, beaches and rivers offers the perfect singles vacation for the adventure traveler. Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, your Costa Rica group vacation can include a variety of activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking in the cloud forests, and guided bird-watching tours. What better way to bond with new travel buddies then ziplining across canopy tops together.

2. Greece Island Hopping
Ancient history mixed with beautiful beaches combined with fantastic cuisine makes Greece a top 10 singles vacation destination. No matter how old you are or how you travel from Island to Island, ferry, cruise or plane, Greece is the place to be. Everyone wants to visit the beaches in Mykonos and view the sunsets in Santorini but no one wants to do it alone. Travel with a singles group and you will visit Paradise together.

3. Thailand - Discover Asia
Thailand, known as “the Land of Smiles” is a first great step to discovering Asia. Gifted with some of the most amazing tourist attractions and sightseeing adventures, Thailand has a wonderful mix of culture, tradition, and heritage. Explore temples, ride an elephant and visit a floating market on your vacation. Don’t speak the language, no problem your singles group tour leader does.

4. Italy
There is so much to see and do in Italy that there are multiple singles vacations to choose from. Walk in the footsteps of Ancient Romans, drive the Amalfi Coast or travel to Tuscany the choice is yours! The architecture and food are the main reasons to travel to this magnificent country steeped in history. So share a meal and a bottle of wine with new travel friends in Italy.

5. Kenya Safari
On the top of every traveler’s bucket list is an African Safari. The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's premier wilderness safari park and home to the famous Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and buffalos. Spotting the Big Five with fellow travelers then sharing your photos and stories over dinner are the highlights of everyone’s safari vacation.

6. Cancun All-Inclusive Week
Singles are always looking for an all-inclusive singles vacation in Mexico or the Caribbean. The “adult only resorts” are designed for couples and very rarely have single guests. An All Inclusive Singles Week includes: a singles host, all your food and drink and a guarantee that there will be other singles to hang out with.

7. San Francisco Singles Weekend
It's no secret that a weekend trip to San Francisco is an amazing experience. Join a fun group of singles and eat at Fisherman’s Wharf, see the Golden Gate Bridge and ride a Cable Car. Who knows maybe you will leave your heart in San Francisco too.

8. Machu Picchu Singles Adventure
Machu Picchu, a truly magical destination shrouded with mystery and surrounded by some incredible scenery makes the list of top 10 singles vacations. Whether you trek the Inca Trail, rated among the ten best trekking trails in the world or take the train to Machu Picchu your sense of adventure and exploration will come alive.

9. Ireland
Looking to Kiss the Blarney Stone during the day and hang at Irish Pubs at night then Ireland is the perfect singles vacation. The Irish have a passion for music, dance and conversation and it only takes two to have a good time. And who can resist listening to the Irish accent, famed the world over for its romantic and lyrical lilt.

10. Your Dream Vacation
What is your dream vacation? If you are single and do not enjoy vacationing alone then consider traveling with a singles group. It is a safe, convenient way to travel and your trip will be escorted, pre-planned with plenty of tours, free time and new friends. So don't wait for people with no money or time. choose your dream singles vacation now and enjoy!

For More Information or to Book Now Please Call 757-240-6642

Tel Aviv One Of The World's First Cities To Provide Free Citywide WIFI

New York - January 14, 2013: Residents and travelers to Tel Aviv will receive free WiFi connection beginning in March 2013 as part of a new project initiated by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality. 

Voted as one of the "Three Most Innovative Cities in the World" by the Wall Street Journal, Tel Aviv-Jaffa will provide free WiFi access near 80 major locations around the city, including the city's Mediterranean promenade, the Hatikvah Market, Florentin Street, Park Hayarkon and Old Jaffa, as well as major city streets, parks and tourism sites. Effectively, the entire city will be covered by fall 2013.

"We are thrilled about this new project that will further propel Tel Aviv-Jaffa's identity as one of the world's most tech-savvy and innovative cities," said Haim Gutin, Israel Commissioner for Tourism, North and South America. "We hope this new initiative will help simplify travel around Tel Aviv-Jaffa, and provide additional excitement for travelers arriving in Israel this year."
Users can access the free WiFi service on a computer, tablet or smart phone with a bandwidth of at least 20 MB.

For more information about travel to Israel, visit www.goisrael.com.

Love is an adventure on our Romantic Routes


Cupid has drawn back her bow and it's heading straight to you with lots of Romantic Routes from Island Routes Adventures. 14th February is around the corner and while chocolates and champagne is always appreciated; adding adventure to the Valentine's Day agenda creates an unforgettable experience of love.

Island Routes Northern Site Buggy Adventure
Let yourself explore the extent of your love on a two hour guided tour of St. Lucia's rugged but picturesque Northern coastline in the Island Buggies Northern Adventure or on a six-hour guided tour that takes you from the North of the Island all the way to the Western Town of Soufriere to see its fascinating and famous features up close on the Island Buggies Soufriere Safari in St. Lucia.  You can take the wheel and take charge of your adventure while being ensconced in the unparalleled beauty of St. Lucia.

Dune Buggy Safari
Or you can choose to get down and dirty with the Dune Buggy Safari adventure in Jamaica or on the Couples ATV Ride in Antigua. Both adventures offer you a trip to the islands' lush and natural hinterlands where you can enjoy the dirt tracks, animal trails, scenic vistas and each other with very little distraction.  In Antigua these trails take you through old cane roads, rural lands and the historical Monks Hill. In Jamaica, this journey gives you glimpses of the verdant countryside and amazing coastline. 
Luxury Transfer Packages, Jamaica

Whether you are just beginning or just ending your journey; a luxury private car transfer adds that extra special touch of romance. After all, what more can a girl or guy ask for than to be given the royal treatment on Valentine's Day? Imagine being fast tracked through immigration and customs so that your holiday can start without delay, being whisked away by your personal butler-trained chauffeur in a full catered Audi A6 that takes you right to the lobby of your hotel. On the other hand if your are heading home; You can seal your vacation memories with a stamp of love by departing in style via our Luxury VIP Transfers. Not only will you arrive at the airport relaxed and refreshed but you can also have the luxury of awaiting your flight in the VIP Lounge.  For a bit extra, you can also customize your experience to suit your needs. Should champagne, chocolates or roses be needed, Island Routes will be happy to oblige.

Private Castaway GetawayOne of the best things about being in the Bahamas is that there are so many islands on which to play.  If you are there on this special day, decide to be a castaway. Island Routes Private Castaway Getaway is the perfect opportunity for you to live that Robin Crusoe dream with the one you love.  On our Private Castaway Getaway being deserted bad at all as it comes with a packed gourmet picnic basket, beach chairs, beach umbrella and perfect company.  

Catamaran Cruises 
Island Routes is the number one stop for choice catamaran cruises of the Caribbean. Our custom built Catamarans in Jamaica offer a uniquely luxurious experience on the Caribbean Seas that comes complete with an all-inclusive bar, appetizers and a dedicated D.J. You will want to have the experience of rocking to the rhythm of love on the Island Routes Lover's Rock Catamaran Cruise especially for Valentine's and so we are offering a buy one get one free deal on the Lover's Rock Catamaran Cruise. Booking window: 1/21/13 - 1/31/13 Travel Window: 2/10/13- 2/16/13 Promo Code:IRV13
Evening Party Cruises

Not in Jamaica?  You can still toast to and cherish magical catamaran memories on the Evening Party Cruise or the Lovers Rock Sunset cruise in Saint Lucia, the Twilight Sunset Catamaran Cruise in Turks & Caicos or the Sunset Cruise, Antigua.

Heritage Horseback Beach Ride
Fancy a Heritage Horseback Beach Ride with your honey? We thought that you would too.  This adventure takes your clients on a fascinating trip through the annals of Jamaica's history and then back to the present with a splash and plunge onto the Caribbean Sea on horseback. Original and fun and makes for great Jamaican vacation memories.