Thursday, May 29, 2014

Riu Unveils New Adults-only Aruba Resort

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Riu Hotels & Resorts plans to open the all-new Riu Palace Antillas on Aruba’s Palm Beach next Winter. The resort, formerly the Westin Aruba, will undergo a $60 million renovation and will become an adults-only all-inclusive resort.  Resort facilities will include a buffet restaurant and three specialty restaurants, several bars and lounges, a 24-hour patisserie-café, live entertainment, a nightclub and a casino.


The RIU Palace Antillas is located adjacent to its sister resort, the Riu Palace Aruba. Guests at both resorts will have access to the facilities at each resort. The RIU Palace Antillas is designed especially for adults 18 and over, and perfect for honeymoon, girlfriend getaways, and adults-only group vacations.


The hotel is the ideal place to relax, complete with a free gym, a spa, and a beauty and hair salon inviting you to a wide variety of treatments. It is perfect for those who enjoy the sun, offering free lounge chairs, sun umbrellas and towels, both at the wonderful swimming pool and on Palm Beach itself. Furthermore, a complete entertainment program offers the possibility of trying out many different activities: water sports such as windsurfing, snorkeling and kayaking, and even a diving test in the swimming pool. A golf course, bicycle rental and the possibility of interesting hiking routes are all available in the surrounding area.


The buffet restaurant invites you to enjoy the colorful Caribbean cuisine at lunch and dinner. At the same time, you will find different world flavors in the three thematic restaurants, and you can cool down in the patisserie/ice cream shop, open 24 hours a day. With a reservation beforehand, dinners on the beach are a romantic alternative. At nighttime, you can also enjoy RIU’s program of shows, dance at the club or try your luck with the casino games.


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Riu Unveils New Adults-only Aruba Resort

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sandals to Build Overwater Villas at Royal Caribbean Resort, Jamaica

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If you stand still, you don’t grow or get better! At Sandals we believe the sky is the limit!  This is a preview of our Over the Water Bungalows coming to Sandals Royal Caribbean!

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The Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay will begin construction in July on five over-the-water suites on the private Sandals Island. Construction is slated for completion in six months.   Each 1,400-square-foot villa will feature a glass floor, a soaking tub, a king bed, flat-screen TVs in the bedroom and living areas, exterior dining space and a built-in hammock over the water.  The project has been under consideration for three years.  Learn More about Sandals Resorts…..


Sandals to Build Overwater Villas at Royal Caribbean Resort, Jamaica

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Book Now, Pay Later Plan

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We’re happy to introduce several new programs just for you. Our new Reduced Deposit Plan and our new Book Now, Pay Later Plan.


Our new Reduced Deposit plan allow you to reserve your vacation package with minimal deposit amount. Our Reduced Deposit Plans are being offered courtesy of Classic Vacations, Vacation Express and Funjet Vacations.


The Book Now, Pay Later Plan allows you to hold your vacation for as little as $50 down so you can reserve your vacation now and pay in full later. This allows you to apply a deposit at the time of booking instead of paying in full right away. Find out how you can use the Book Now, Pay Later Plan to put a deposit down on your vacation today!


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Book Now, Pay Later Plan

Monday, May 19, 2014

No More Hidden Taxes and Fees

If our prices seem higher, it’s because they’re now inclusive of government taxes and fees. In fact, our component prices per se have not increased. The Department of Transportation (DOT) officially unveiled a series of consumer protection rules aimed at increasing transparency and fairness in the airline industry. The rules were proposed last June and took effect last week.


The DOT announced that all advertised prices are required to include all mandatory taxes and fees as of January 26, 2012, meaning the price you see is the price you’ll pay. This rule applies to any ticket seller, whether it’s an airline, an online travel agent, a tour operator or a human travel agent.


From a consumer standpoint, the agency’s requirements surrounding fare and fee transparency are huge, and will fundamentally affect the way we all shop for vacation packages and airline tickets. Knowing, when searching, that the price you see is the full price, will allow you to make more informed decisions without worrying about what’s NOT included in the price quoted. Some charges, like airline baggage fees (see below) and specific resort fees are not included (e.g. Energy surcharges, baggage handling, cribs and roll-away costs may apply and are payable directly to hotel).


Visit Vacation Express pages and book your value-packed getaway to the sun today! We’ve got plenty of fantastic Summer All Inclusive Family Deals and Adults only Vacation Package Deals still available. And keep in mind – when shopping on our site, that all mandatory government taxes and fees are already included.


See our latest Travel Deals



No More Hidden Taxes and Fees

Let Our Group Handle Your Group Travel Needs

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Whether you are planning a corporate meeting or incentive trip, a destination wedding, family reunion, bachelor party or girls’ getaway weekend, our Group Specialists can customize a deluxe itinerary including flights from multiple departure cities, transfers, tours and activities. Add our deluxe hotels and tours to a pre- or post-cruise itinerary in many port cities.


We offer a variety of hotels, condos, all-inclusive resorts, villas and homes at some of the world’s finest destinations. We can also book tours for groups who are doing a pre- or post-cruise in one of our destinations, or in conjunction with one of our specialty products, like Paul Gauguin, Blue Lagoon, and Mooring Yachts in the Caribbean and Mexico, Endless Blue Yachts in the Mediterranean, and Orion Adventures Down Under. The options are endless.   Take a look at our 2014 Group Travel Brochure…..


Our Group Packages Offers These Important Advantages:



  • • Customized group packages that deliver the best values and itineraries designed to meet your exact needs.

  • • Expert recommendations for hotels and resorts that cater especially to group travel.

  • • Travel insurance for cancellation protection.

  • • Customer Service assistance throughout your entire trip.

  • • A dedicated team of Group Specialists to ensure a seamless process, from the initial quote through post-trip.

  • • Beautiful documents for each party (electronic documents are also available)

  • • Rooming lists and accounting spreadsheets


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Let Our Group Handle Your Group Travel Needs

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Welcome to the All-New CMTravelonline.com

We Are happy to announce the launch of the all-new CMTravelonline showcasing its first major overhaul since 2010.

The flagship of Elite Travel Consulting, CM.Travelonline.com offers a variety of all-inclusive vacations in the Caribbean and Mexico, adults-only vacations for singles, couples, and families with older children; exciting honeymoon getaways, budget cruises, destination weddings, Hawaii holidays, and European vacation getaways. CM.Travelonline.com was founded in 1997.


CMTravelonline.com is a proud member of Elite Travel Consulting, Inc. which is based in Newport News, Virginia.  Elite Travel Consulting offers a wide range of reasonably priced vacation getaways for adults, families and groups seeking total relaxation; destination weddings, cruises, and the world best collection of all inclusive resorts and adults-only resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico.

2014 Sandals Seattle Unveiling

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This past week Sandals hosted a series of Unveiling Events on the west coast and I would like to extend a thank you to Jan and Jo from Elite Travel Consulting who represented myself and VA agents in Seattle at our amazing event!  Hats off ladies, thank you for showing Adam why VA rocks!

Sandals Resorts, the ultra all-inclusive couples only resorts in JamaicaBahamas, Antigua,  St. Lucia and GrenadaSandals Resorts are perfect for adults only vacations and all-inclusive vacations. Sandals is a collection of 13 of the most idyllic couples-only all-inclusive Caribbean resorts on earth, created exclusively for couples in love, in 4 of the Caribbean’s most exotic islands. And each Sandals Resort features a wide choice of gourmet dining experiences, with free-flowing premium spirits. Plus, you need never concern yourself about tipping, reaching for a check, or reaching for anything for that matter, because everything you could possibly want is right here. So come to Sandals and discover the world’s most romantic dream for two.

Learn More About Sandals Resorts


2014 Sandals Seattle Unveiling

Friday, May 16, 2014

15 San Francisco Breweries For Your Tasting List [graphic]



The history of brewing beer in San Francisco dates back to the mid-1800s. The Gold Rush spurred the creation of hundreds of bars to quench the thirst of hard-working gold miners. The infamous earthquake of 1906 laid waste to many of the breweries, and…






15 San Francisco Breweries For Your Tasting List [graphic]

Monday, May 12, 2014

15 San Francisco Breweries For Your Tasting List [graphic]



The history of brewing beer in San Francisco dates back to the mid-1800s. The Gold Rush spurred the creation of hundreds of bars to quench the thirst of hard-working gold miners. The infamous earthquake of 1906 laid waste to many of the breweries, and…






15 San Francisco Breweries For Your Tasting List [graphic]

Friday, May 9, 2014

Eight Road Warrior Travel Health Hacks for the Busy Entrepreneur



Despite all of the video conferencing tech, travel will always be a crucial part of business. You don’t have to be a sales machine to make frequent travel a normal part of your role – as even startups are getting increasingly global. Everyone knows that…






Eight Road Warrior Travel Health Hacks for the Busy Entrepreneur

Tree lined roads through which one must pass at least once in your life



The art is the best imitation of the nature to embellish my words, I suggest you viewing these paths of trees, that they are natural or maintained by gardeners this one are worth seeing.   See more at : http://dormir-moins-bete.com/    …






Tree lined roads through which one must pass at least once in your life

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Adults only Grand Oasis Viva to Become Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

The adults-only Grand Oasis Viva Cancun will be closing its doors for extensive refurbishment. Upon completion, the resort will be re-branded at the all-new Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa. This will be the 12th property for the award-winning Dreams Resorts & Spas brand.  AMResorts will assume operations when the property is officially re-branded on September 1, 2014.


The all-new Family-friendly Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa will have 441 spacious rooms and suites, all with ocean views, facing 650 feet of white sand beachfront in the southern end of Cancun’s vibrant hotel zone.


Guests will enjoy a modern, chic ambiance and décor along with all the benefits of Dreams Resorts & Spas Unlimited-Luxury® experience, including: eight international restaurants and six bars and lounges serving gourmet fare and top-shelf spirits; an array of day and evening activities and adventures for every age and interest; 24-hour room and concierge services. The signature Explorer’s Club for Kids will offer dedicated facilities and tailored programming, making it an ideal stay for those traveling with children.


Resort amenities will also include two pools, a variety of non-motorized water sports, a fitness center and a daily activities center. The Dreams Spa by Pevonia will offer a sublime atmosphere with a variety of indigenous and hydrotherapy treatments. Private meeting and banquet spaces will be able to accommodate guests for corporate meetings & events.


Dreams Sands Cancun is located within walking distance to the destination’s top shopping, tours and excursions, award-winning golf courses and nightlife venues. Cancun was recently voted by travelers as the #9 Best Destination in the Caribbean and Mexico (TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards).



Adults only Grand Oasis Viva to Become Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa