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SAA Vacations Offers Complimentary Luxury Hotel Upgrades
Travelers must book the “Best of South Africa” package by September 30, 2018. | SAA Vacations

South African Airways Vacations (SAA Vacations), the leisure division of South African Airways, has announced complimentary luxury upgrades to five-star accommodations in Cape Town and in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve for travelers who book the “Best of South Africa” package by September 30, 2018. 

The “Best of South Africa” package upgrade special includes five-star accommodations in Cape Town at the Taj Cape Town located in the heart of the “Mother City” and the exclusive Becks Safari Lodge in Karongwe Private Game Reserve. In addition to accommodations, the package includes round-trip air transportation from New York-JFK Airport or Washington-Dulles on South African Airways, airport transfers in South Africa, a Cape Peninsula tour, Winelands tour, safari activities and airport meet and greet services by a SAA Vacations representative. 

In all, the package includes:

  • Roundtrip international economy class air transportation from New York-JFK Airport or Washington Dulles to Cape Town on South African Airways
  • Four-nights’ accommodation at the five-star Taj Cape Town, including breakfast
  • Three-nights’ accommodation at the five-star Becks Safari Lodge, including all meals
  • Daily breakfast in Cape Town
  • Full-day Cape Peninsula tour
  • Cape Winelands tour
  • Twice daily safari game drives
  • Airport transfers in South Africa with meet and greet by South African Airways Vacations’ representative upon arrival in South Africa

This five-star upgrade is available for new reservations made by September 30, 2018.

The Taj Cape Town is a luxury hotel situated near shops, restaurants and nightlife in the “Mother City”. The hotel offers 176 rooms, each individually appointed with classical furnishings, flat-screen televisions and marble bathrooms with rain showers and an oversized bathtub. Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, spa access, and free shuttles to Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred waterfront. 

Becks Safari Lodge combines luxurious living with distinct design nestled within the South African Bushveld. Each air-conditioned safari suite offers views of either the Makhutswi River or a popular waterhole, providing ideal game viewing. Amenities include private verandahs, premium bedding, coffee and tea facilities, and an infinity pool. Daily game drives in open safari vehicles provide the opportunity to view South Africa’s “Big Five” followed by evenings watching the sunset over the Drakensberg Mountains.

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Seabourn Announces Savings via “Set Sail Event”
The events runs through November 13, 2018, for select voyages departing in 2018 through May 2020. | Seabourn

Seabourn has unveiled the Set Sail Event, which offers travelers added value and a number of amenities on select voyages. The events runs through November 13, 2018, for select voyages departing in 2018 through May 2020.

The event benefits may include the below and vary by voyage:

  • Complimentary three veranda suite-category upgrade
  • Complimentary 300-minute Internet package per person
  • Up to $750 per person air credit
  • Up to $500 per suite shipboard credit
  • 50 percent reduced deposit
  • Up to 15 percent savings on select Combination Cruises

Guests who book a Penthouse or Premium Suite on select voyages will also receive:

  • Complimentary Unlimited Internet package per suite
  • Up to $1,500 per person air credit
  • $1,000 per suite shipboard credit

Seabourn’s Set Sail Event applies to select worldwide cruises in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Antarctica and Patagonia, Alaska, Atlantic Crossings, Arabia and India, Asia, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, South America, and more. Visit Seabourn’s website for a complete listing of voyages, savings and amenities.

Air credits and other promotional amenities are available on select voyages and subject to availability. Certain other restrictions apply.

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Rail Europe Outlines Seven Late-Summer Deals
Last offer available until September 17 | Rail Europe

European train ticket distributor Rail Europe provided the details on seven deals for travelers visiting late this summer. Offers include various discounts between 15 and 50 percent off certain passes, as well as a two-for-one promotion.

Passengers who book by August 6 for travel through December 9 can receive up to 30 percent off Eurostar Standard Premier tickets. The rail company connects over 100 destinations around Europe, including London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Thalys, one of the high-speed trains, will provide up to 48 percent off Premium class summer travel. The rail line links France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, transporting passengers to a total of 17 cities and making 50 roundtrips each day. The offer must be booked by August 27 for travel through September 2.

Travelers who book by July 30 can receive 15 percent off a first class Eurail Global Pass. Usable for up to 11 months after purchase, Eurail’s passes can provide between five flexible days within one month to three continuous months. Children ages four to 11 can receive free passes if purchased at the same time as an adult’s.

Trenitalia is offering two different deals: Visitors to Venice can receive 50 percent off train tickets if they book by August 30 and those looking to make multiple stops throughout Italy can buy Eurail Italy passes at a 20 percent discount. The offers are available until August 31. Similar to the other Eurail deal, children 11 and younger can receive free travel if their passes are bought at the same time as an adult.

Those looking to see the Munich Oktoberfest can buy 10- and 15-day Flexi and Consecutive German Rail passes at a 20 percent discount. With the festival beginning September 22, the offer covers travel from August 1 to September 30 if booked between August 1 and 30. Children aged six to 11 may travel free if their pass is bought with an adult’s.

Lastly, visitors to France and Spain this fall may buy two First Class France-Spain High Speed tickets for the price of one. The rail provides transportation to 21 cities. Passes must be bought between August 28 and September 17 for travel between September 14 and January 7, 2019.

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The Lodhi, New Delhi Offers Three Nights for Price of Two
Offer available until September 30, 2018 | The Lodhi, New Delhi

The Lodhi in New Delhi announced its newest offer: Guests who stay three nights will only need to pay for two. The deal is available until September 30.

The "Stay 3, Pay 2" deal includes a drink when the guest arrives, Lodhi breakfast for two at the Elan restaurant and a 20 percent discount on food and soft drinks. 

Travelers looking to relax can visit the property’s spa and salon. With the special offer, guests can receive a 20 percent discount at either. Visitors can access The Lodhi’s gymnasium, 50-meter lap pool, tennis courts, squash courts and group yoga sessions. Participants will also receive a 20 percent discount on recreation.

The promotion also allows parents to bring along a child for free. The hotel will provide a complimentary extra bed for kids under 12. Subject to availability, visitors may also check in as early as 8 a.m. and check out as late as 9 p.m.

Located in India’s capital, New Delhi, The Lodhi offers a central location for visitors to venture out into the city. On Lodi Road, near Lodi Gardens, the hotel offers easy access to the vast park area and its tombs as old as the 15th century. Visitors looking to stay on the property can also enjoy easy views of the city from expansive balconies or visit the hotel’s private plunge pool.

The Lodhi, New Delhi is a member of The Leading Hotels of The World. The hotel is located a 40-minute trip away from the Indira Gandhi airport.

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Ecoventura Offers 25 Percent Off Galapagos Sailings This Fall
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Ecoventura, a small luxury cruising company in the Galapagos, is offering 25 percent off special departures this fall. Additionally, the company is hosting a series of themed yoga-, photography-, culinary- and biology-themed departures.

Travelers can save up to 25 percent off MV Origin sailings in September when they book now through July 30. Valid for departures:

  • September 2 – 9 (Proceeds benefit the Charles Darwin Foundation)
  • September 23 – 30 (Hosted by Jack Grove, a marine biologist and professional naturalist)
  • September 30 – October 7 (Hosted by Jack Grove)

To book, visit www.ecoventura.com. Rates with the discount on the MV Origin are approximately $11,775, a savings of almost $4,000.

Themed Cruises

This fall, set sail on an expedition through the Galapagos on Ecoventura’s MV Origin, named after Charles Darwin’s "Origin of Species." Guests abroad the 10-cabin sustainable mega-yacht can select from four specialty itineraries, offered for a limited time only, including a nature, yoga, photography and culinary themed departure. 

From September 23 – October 7, for example, explorers can learn about ocean conservation with marine biologist Jack Grove. He’ll accompany the group on all land and sea excursions, from swimming with Galapagos green turtles to watching the blue-footed boobies as they dance around to attract a mate. Grove will also host evening lectures where guests can ask questions and engage with fellow passengers. 

Guests on the September 12 – 23 sailing can enjoy the Ecuadorian flavors of local celebrity chef Juan Carlos Ordoñez. Guests can also enjoy a photography themed cruises (November 4 – 11 and 11 – 18) with lessons by Mauricio Torres, or a health and wellness-themed sailing with yogi Gustavo Plaza (December 2 – 9 and 9 – 16). 

With only 10 cabins, travelers are encouraged to book now to reserve their spot and save up to 5 percent off.

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AmaWaterways Offers Savings for AmaMagna’s 2019 Inaugural Season
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AmaWaterways announced a special offer providing savings of up to $800 per person to guests booking AmaMagna’s SA or SB suites during the ship’s first season along the Danube river in 2019.

With this offer, guests can upgrade from a base category stateroom to a more spacious 355-square-foot SB suite with a supplement of $2,999 per person. AmaMagna’s SA and SB suites include full outside balconies, open seating areas and bathrooms complete with marble-clad walk-in showers and double sinks. Six Grand Suites (474 square feet) and an Owner’s Suite (710 square feet) provide more amenities with separate seating areas and spacious bathrooms complete with spa-like bathtubs.

All suite guests receive a Suite Amenity package that includes the following:

  • A welcome gift including a bottle of champagne
  • A mobile Wi-Fi device for unlimited Wi-Fi while exploring on shore
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service

At nearly twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, the AmaMagna offers a total of 98 staterooms – most of which are suites measuring between 355 and 710 square feet. Complementing the Main Restaurant and the Chef’s Table Restaurant will be two new dining venues: Jimmy’s Wine Bar Restaurant, named for AmaWaterways’ late co-founder Jimmy Murphy, and the Al Fresco Restaurant, with retractable windows and outdoor seating. 

Passengers can also enjoy a complementary daily excursion program including escorted hiking and biking tours and group fitness classes lead by a trained Wellness Host. Additional highlights include a large sundeck swimming pool, a Zen Wellness Studio with massage, hair and nail salon services and a Water Sports Platform.

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Alpina Gstaad Announces New Package for the Gstaad Menuhin Festival
The package will be available for stays from July 13 to September 1. | The Alpina Gstaad

The Alpina Gstaad is offering a two-night package from July 13 to September 1 to celebrate the 62nd Gstaad Menuhin Festival, a music festival held every summer. The festival will have performances of works from Brahms, Donizetti, Tchaikovsky and Wagner, all made accessible by the hotel’s "Menuhin in Motion" package, which includes tickets to a performance in addition to two nights of luxury accommodations.

The theme of this year’s Festival is “The Alps,” with music composed in mountain settings amidst soaring peaks. Sixty-seven concerts will be performed in 11 venues, including seven medieval churches.  On July 14, Paul McCreesh will conduct Haydn’s Seasons, and compositions that Brahms wrote on the shores of Lake Thun will be performed for the first time in their entirety on July 31. Tchaikovsky’s “Manfred” Symphony, played by violinist David Garrett and the Mariinsky Orchestra from St. Petersburg under the director of Valery Gergiev, will be on August 25.

Since last year, Jaap van Zweden, who has been named the new director of the New York Philharmonic for the 2018-19 season, has led the Gstaad Festival Orchestra. Under his direction, the festival will kick off in the 13th Century Saanen Church with violinist Daniel Hope, winner of the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra performing Vivaldi and Max Richter.

Some highlights from this year’s program are:

  • July 19 – Pianist Sir András Schiff playing Mozart with violinist Yuuko Shiokawa
  • July 26 – Gala Baroque Orchestral Concert with countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and soprano Emöke Barath singing Händal
  • July 30 – World premiere of works from Peter Eötvös and Francisco Coll performed by violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and cellist Sol Gabetta
  • August 10 – Pianist Hélène Grimaud performing Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with Jaap van Zweden conducting the Gstaad Festival Orchestra  
  • August 18 – Jonas Kaufmann, the award-winning German operatic tenor, performing “Wagner in the Mountains” including Valkyrie with the Gstaad Festival Orchestra
  • August 31 – The Alps in Italian Opera: soprano Olga Peretyatko and tenor Juan Diego Flórez featuring works by Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini

The Alpina Gstaad's "Menuhin in Motion" includes accommodations in a Deluxe Room Schönried with daily breakfast and an Alpina Culinary Credit, two tickets to a concert, and a two-day Gstaad card. Rates for the two-night package start at about $2,005 for two people. The rate for single occupancy is approximately $1,450.

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Travel Advisor Appreciation Day: JG Black Book Offers Bonus Commissions
Valid from May 2 through May 31, 2018 | JG Black Book

In celebration of Travel Advisor Appreciation Day on May 2, 2018, JG Black Book Collection partners are offering advisors $100 gift cards as a bonus commission for bookings confirmed throughout May.

JG Black Book says its committed to supporting its business with over 20,000 leading advisors across the globe. For the duration of May, $100 American Express gift cards will be offered on top of commissions for every three-night minimum booking confirmed with one of the collection’s participating partners.

How it Works:

  • Advisors can go direct to participating partners for inquiries, but should use promotion code JGTAAD18 in order to track bookings
  • Advisors can also email the JG Black Book team at [email protected] for assistance with inquiries and reservations related to this promotion

Terms:

  • Promotion applies on three-night minimum bookings
  • Bookings require a deposit collected in the month of May
  • The gift card(s) is processed after booking consumption
  • Blackout dates may apply
  • Promotion valid from May 2 through May 31, 2018

Participating JG Black Book Partners: Azura Boutique Retreats in Africa, CasaSur in Argentina, Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland, The Chedi Muscat in Oman, 47 Boutique Hotel in Rome, Gangtey Lodge in Bhutan, Heritage Tours in Europe and Africa, Peirce and Leslie in India, The Principal London in the UK, Revealed America in California, US National Parks, Alaska and Canada, and Sheldon Chalet in Denali National Park, Alaska.

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Cayo Espanto Celebrates 20 Years With “One Free Day” Offer
The incentive is available for reservations booked online between May 1 through May 20, 2018. | Cayo Espanto

Celebrating 20 years, Cayo Espanto, the private island resort off the coast of Belize in the Western Caribbean, is offering guests a chance to extend their stay with the new “One Free Day in Paradise" deal, giving guests who stay six nights a seventh night free.

The “One Free Day in Paradise” incentive is available for reservations booked online between May 1 through May 20, 2018. This limited time offer is valid for all stays between May 20, 2018 to January 6, 2019 – including Christmas and New Year’s.

The all-inclusive resort, which is situated southwest of Ambergris Caye and three miles from the San Pedro Airport, offers each guest a private island escape that is customized to their preferences, from relaxing spa amenities and watching a movie on the beach, to active excursions such as exploring Mayan ruins or the world’s second largest barrier reef. Each villa and over-water bungalow offers private butler, personal chef, and a staff ratio of two to one.

The “One Free Day in Paradise” limited time travel offer is subject to availability, valid on new reservations only, must be booked online and is not eligible to be combined with any other offer or promotion. With direct flights from major North American airlines such as Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and WestJet, guests looking to take advantage of this travel offer have a number of carriers from which to choose.

In order to take advantage of this limited time offer, guests will need to use the promotion code: FREENIGHT while checking out online.

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Robertson Lodges Offers Free Nights at Three New Zealand Properties
The free nights will be available from May 1 through September 30, 2018. | Robertson Lodges

Robertson Lodges are offering a special for all three of their New Zealand luxury lodges for a limited time. 

Owner’s Cottage Specials at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers 

The Owner’s Cottage at Kauri Cliffs is a seaside property set among subtropical forest and overlooking the ocean in Northland. Complete with its own infinity edge pool and Jacuzzi, the cottage is a large two-suite villa with a third bedroom. 

Located on rolling farmland, the Owner’s Cottage at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers can be booked as either a two- or four-bedroom villa. This cottage, complete with a stone terrace and scenic views, is located in wine country in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay. 

From May 1 through September 30, 2018, guests can stay for three nights and pay for two at these resorts.

Stay Four, Pay Three at the Exclusive Matakauri Lodge

Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge guests enjoy mountain and lake views at this luxurious Queenstown accommodation. This special offer includes pre-dinner drinks, canapes and gourmet dinner each evening and a full breakfast each morning.  From May 1 through September 30, 2018, guests can stay for four nights and pay for three.

Prices start from:

  • Matakauri Lodge – from $895 NZD (approximately $640 USD) for a suite
  • The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Owner’s Cottage – from $8,950 NZD (approximately $6,400 USD; maximum of four people)
  • The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Owner’s Cottage – from $8,950 NZD ($6,400 USD; maximum of four people)
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The Palms and The Shore Club Turks & Caicos Debut “Beach 2 Beach” Trip
The offer is available for trips booked by December 19, 2018 on travel from May 1 to December 15, 2018. | The Shore Club Turks & Caicos and The Palms Turks & Caicos

The Palms Turks & Caicos and The Shore Club Turks & Caicos are offering guests the opportunity to experience both resorts and two distinct beaches in one vacation with the “Beach 2 Beach” package.

The vacation includes:

  • Minimum consecutive two nights at The Shore Club and two nights at The Palms (guests will stay an equal amount of nights at each resort)
  • Airport taxi transfers 
  • Complimentary shuttle between the resorts
  • Personal concierge
  • Daily breakfast at each resort
  • Combinable with affiliate consortia amenities (such as from Virtuoso, Signature and Altour)

The offer is available for trips booked between now and December 19, 2018 on travel from May 1 to December 15, 2018. The promotional booking code is: B2B. 

Accommodations options include:

  • Junior Suite Garden View, starting from $469
  • One-Bedroom Suites, starting from $799
  • Two-Bedroom Suites, starting from $1299

The Shore Club has 38 suites and 110 rooms on the island of Providenciales’ Long Bay and comprises two luxury low-rise buildings with junior suites, one-, two- and three-bedroom furnished suites and two penthouses. Guests can enjoy the resort’s four themed pools, wellness areas, yoga pavilion, swim-up bars with signature cocktails, food and beverage service on the beach, and views of the ocean.

The Palms Turks & Caicos on Grace Bay Beach consists of 72 junior, penthouse, and one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites complete with luxury amenities, private balconies, and modern technology. The 12-acre resort offers an infinity pool with swim-up bar, a 25,000-square-foot Spa at the Palms, fitness center, and a mix of fine dining and casual restaurants.

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The Brando Offers Complimentary Roundtrip Flights
To receive the free flights, resort stays must be between now and July 31, 2018. | The Brando

The Brando, a private island resort in French Polynesia, has announced a new special offer – “Fly Free to The Brando.” With this promotion anyone booking a new reservation of three nights of more, for stays between now and July 31, 2018, will receive complimentary roundtrip flights between Tahiti and the island of Tetiaroa. This is a total savings of approximately $1,100 per couple. The promotion coincides with the tropical resort’s fourth anniversary, which it will be celebrating this July. 

Upon arrival to Papeete, Tahiti, guests will be greeted and then taken to the island’s own private charter. After a quick 20-minute scenic flight, couples will land on the island of Tetiaroa, home exclusively to The Brando resort. Guests will experience relaxing spa treatments, paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling and viewing unique wildlife, all while discovering the island by bike. Room prices start at approximately $3,176 for the one-bedroom villa, plus taxes.    

In addition to the “Fly Free to The Brando” promotion, the resort will donate $100 to the Tetiaroa Society for each booking made between April 22, 2018, and April 29, 2018, in honor of Earth Day. A non-profit organization, the Tetiaroa Society combines creativity and scientific advancement to better humanity’s relationship with the planet and help facilitate a harmonious future for generations to come.

The Brando is a luxury resort on French Polynesia’s private atoll of Tetiaroa— an atoll composed of a dozen of small islands surrounding a lagoon 30 miles north of Tahiti. The Brando was inspired by Marlon Brando’s original vision to create a sustainable development venture that resonates with visitors and fosters opportunities to get to know both the place and the people of French Polynesia. With access by Air Tetiaroa, the resort uses sustainable technology such as sea water air-conditioning and renewable energy. 

The all-inclusive resort has 35 deluxe villas, each with its own private beach area and plunge pool, restaurants showcasing Polynesian and French cuisine, a Polynesian spa, a lagoon-view bar, beach bar, pool, organic garden, library, pearl shop, boutique, water sports, and an Ecostation. The Brando is a founding member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of boutique hotels with a commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence. The Brando is also a Virtuoso Preferred Resort.

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Corinthia Offers Deals at Six Hotels
Corinthia Hotels

Six Corinthia Hotel properties are offering added-value spring deals that last all year, making city breaks or longer holidays in St Petersburg, Budapest, Malta, Lisbon and London even more enjoyable.

Corinthia St. Petersburg Hotel: Save 33 percent on any weekend stay from Friday afternoons until Monday morning when booking an executive room or suite. Weekend Escape in St. Petersburg package is valid until December 28, 2018, and includes access to the hotel’s Executive Club Lounge. In addition, weekday bookings receive 15 percent off if booked via Corinthia.com.

Corinthia Budapest Hotel: Receive 25 percent off the hotel’s best available rate when you stay three nights or more. Breakfast and access to the Royal Spa are included for those staying in deluxe rooms and higher categories. The "Stay 3 Get 25%" package is available for stays until March 31, 2019.

Corinthia Palace Hotel, Malta: Guests earn 30 percent off if booked before August 27, 2018, and stay before March 31, 2019.

Corinthia St George‘s Bay Hotel, Malta: Save 30 percent on stays if booked before August 27, 2018, for travel before March 30, 2019. Book on Corinthia.com and save 10 percent on flights with Air Malta.

Corinthia Hotel London: Guest receive 10-15 percent off as an Early Bird booking reward. Book 21-59 days or more in advance and stay in a deluxe room category or above to receive 10 percent discount; or book a minimum of 60 days in advance to receive 15 percent off. The Early Bird deal is valid on stays until December 30, 2018.

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon: Book a suite for a minimum of three nights and receive airport pick-up and drop-off, welcome gifts of Champagne, truffles and white roses, a 40-euro credit on all ESPA treatments in the Spa, a 40-euro credit redeemable at the hotel’s Tipico restaurant, and complimentary pressing of a change of clothing. The package is valid until December 31, 2018.

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The Strand Yangon Offers Summer Savings
Reduced rates are bookable from now until the end of September 2018 for stays taken from May 1 to September 30, 2018. | The Strand Yangon

Guests wishing to stay at The Strand Yangon this summer and see the Myanmar's Green Season as well as the hotel’s new private garden in full bloom can take advantage of special Green Season rates that offer a 25 percent reduction on best available rates.

The Strand Yangon’s Green Season rates are bookable online from now until the end of September for stays taken from May 1 to September 30, 2018. Green Season rates represent a 25 percent reduction off best available bed and breakfast rates on all room categories. Rooms cancelled within 14 days of arrival will be charged in full.

Guests booking these special rates can also relax at the Strand’s newly opened outdoor pool with a complimentary signature cocktail, such as the Strand Sour, which has been served at the Sarkies Bar at The Strand for over 50 years.

The Strand Yangon was one of the first luxury colonial outposts to open in South East Asia, founded in 1901 by the famous hoteliers, the Sarkies brothers. In November 2017, the 32-room hotel opened the new infinity edge outdoor pool, edged by a teak wood terrace offering space for 35 loungers, as well as four private pool cabanas and tables for al fresco all-day dining. To one side of the pool is a new gym and wellness area with two appointed therapy rooms, both designed for single or couple’s spa treatments. Plus, the new private garden offers secluded seating areas surrounded by palms and native flora.

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ID Travel Group Offers More Hotel Savings and Commissions
With the debut of the hotel savings, ID Travel Group has increased travel advisor commission by an extra 1 percent on all new bookings made and traveled from now through December 15, 2018 – upwards of 16 percent commission for select destinations. | ID Travel Group

Island Destinations and IDx, both part of ID Travel Group, have unveiled over 75 Exclusive Extras for 2018 through the 2018 Ultimate Exclusives Brochure and the 2018-2019 IDX Collection. The ID Ultimate Exclusives offer savings up to $8,000 from top hotels, while the 2018-19 IDX Collection showcases the brand’s selection of full-service resorts with Xclusive Xtras. The brochures highlight specials across top destinations from each portfolio, including the Maldives, Hawaii and the Turks and Caicos - all personally evaluated by the ID Travel Group.

With the debut of these savings, the tour operator has increased travel advisor commission by an extra 1 percent on all new bookings made and traveled from now through December 15, 2018 – upwards of 16 percent commission for select destinations.

A sampling of this year’s ID Ultimate Exclusives include:

Grace Bay Club and The Private Villa Collection, Turks and Caicos

Highlighted on the covers of the 2018 ID Ultimate Exclusives brochure, this resort on Grace Bay Beach includes savings up to $8,000 offering two complimentary nights at the Estate or Beachfront Villa Residence, $250 resort credit, daily breakfast and non-motorized sports.

The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island, French Polynesia

With up to $3,900 in savings, this luxurious stay in a one-bedroom villa includes a $100 gift shop credit and $150 wine credit along with daily meals and beverages, inter-island flights and a 50-minute spa treatment per villa, per day.

Mukul, Auberge Resorts Collection, Nicaragua

This retreat on Nicaragua’s Pacific shores on the Emerald Coast offers savings up to $3,140 with a guaranteed upgrade, one complimentary night, daily breakfast and roundtrip airport transportation.

The 2018-2019 IDX Collection Xtras include the following:

UNICO 20° 87°, Riviera Maya, Mexico 

This year’s cover star is a modern adults-only retreat in the Riviera Maya featuring savings up to $270 with all-inclusive restaurants and bars, exclusive butler service, a spa and wellness center and private roundtrip airport transfers.

Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This adults-only hideaway in Puerto Vallarta is offering savings up to $770 with all-inclusive restaurants and bars, $60 spa credit per person, per day and a guaranteed upgrade at time of booking.

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic

This Punta Cana resort located in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana offers unlimited luxury inclusions, up to $500 resort credit and VIP butler service for preferred club guests.

These and additional compelling Exclusive Extras at the world’s most breathtaking properties can be viewed in the complete 2018 Ultimate Exclusives Brochure and the 2018-2019 IDX Collection.

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$1,000 Bonus Commission in Mexico From ID Travel Group
ID Travel Group

ID Travel Group has launched a new incentive for travel advisors. From now until April 30, 2018, advisors can earn an extra $1,000 bonus commission when booking groups at a number of Grand Velas properties in Mexico.

The offer is good on travel in all of 2018 and 2019, with blackout dates from December 20, 2018, through January 2, 2019. The bonuses apply to new reservations of 10 or more rooms or suites. A three-night minimum stay is required. Bonuses will be distributed upon completion of travel.

The offer applies to the following Grand Velas hotels in Mexico:

  • Grand Velas Los Cabos
  • Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya

There is no tracking required, ID Travel Group said.

Travel advisors can visit www.idtravelgroup.com and log on to the agent portal for more information on the incentive and more.

ID Travel Group is the parent organizations for Island Destinations and IDX. All ID Travel Group brands currently focus exclusively on business-to-business and their products are not offered directly to consumers, but rather only through travel professionals around the world. Since its inception, ID Travel Group has maintained its principal office in Larchmont, New York.

ID Travel Group serves clients in five continents. Sales professionals are located in North and South America, Singapore, Hong Kong (covering Greater China) and Australia. Future years promise a continuance of rapid growth for ID Travel Group, as its brands continue on their upward path to becoming the international leaders in sophisticated travel, the company said.

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The Shore Club Turks & Caicos Announces Advisor Incentives
Travel advisors must book by April 1, 2018 to receive benefits. | The Shore Club Turks & Caicos

The Shore Club Turks & Caicos on Long Bay Beach is offering booking incentives for travel advisors, as well as last-minute availability for spring break. To show appreciation for the new and future bookings at The Shore Club, advisors will be rewarded based on the following criteria:

  • One, Two and Three Bedroom Suites (any): Receive $75 AMEX gift card per booking
  • Penthouse One, Two and Three Bedroom (any): Receive $100 AMEX gift card per booking
  • Penthouse Four, Five or Six Bedroom: Receive $150 AMEX gift card per booking

To receive the gift cards, advisors must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of three nights confirmed per booking on any of the categories listed above and based on paid nights 
  • Promotional bookings will be accepted (all promotional rules will apply)
  • Bookings may be made through any wholesaler or direct
  • Travel dates: March 1 to December 18, 2018
  • Booking Window: March 1 to April 1, 2018
  • This incentive is for new bookings only

To qualify for the incentive, travel advisors must submit their bookings by April 30, 2018 with all details to Claudia Monero at [email protected] for verification purposes. Gift cards will be mailed out after bookings have been verified and guests have departed. 

As an added bonus offer, guests can book three nights and receive a fourth night free, or they can stay seven nights and pay for only five.

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Zemi Beach House Offers Post-Hurricane Promotion
The promotion is valid for booking until December 19, 2018. | Zemi Beach House

To celebrate Zemi Beach House's re-opening after the hurricanes in late 2017, the luxury hotel in Anguilla is offering a Welcome Back Promotion. From February 15, 2018, through December 19, 2018, guests can book three nights and receive a fourth night for free. From April 15, 2018, through December 19, 2018, guests can book five nights and receive a sixth and seventh night free. Additionally, all rooms and suites will include a complimentary daily buffet breakfast.

The complimentary nights promotion is subject to availability. To receive the complimentary nights, the stay must be a minimum of three or five consecutive nights. Complimentary nights are not redeemable for future stays. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions, packages or offers, and is applicable towards new bookings only.

Zemi Beach House is situated on Shoal Bay Beach in Anguilla. At Zemi Beach House, guests start their vacation with a private plane or sea shuttle to the hotel from St. Maarten. Once they arrive, guests can enjoy the hotel’s Thai House Spa, three bars, two restaurants, pools, fitness center, and a variety of water sports and beachfront activities. 

Guests can enjoy casual beachfront dining at the hotel’s all-day restaurant, 20 Knots, serving Caribbean-style cuisine. Or, guests can try Stone, Zemi’s fine-dining restaurant that offers a seasonal menu of seafood, fish and sea-to-table entrees. Starting rates are $730 per night, and the hotel will be accepting reservations from February 15th onward.

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Azamara Club Cruises Offers Cruise-A-Day Giveaway
The giveaway is running through February 14, 2018. Winners must redeem the sailing by December 31, 2018. | Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises is running a Cruise-A-Day prize giveaway for their travel partners now through February 14. Through this contest, travel advisors can win one of 30 cruises. Azamara will announce seven winners each week, and nine on the last week. Advisors' booking reports will be run each week and must be in BK status to be entered into the drawing (there is no limit to the number of entries and they will be entered automatically).

Winners will receive one complimentary voyage with a guest onboard a select Azamara Club Cruises in Club Oceanview stateroom. Onboard select 2018 Azamara Pursuit, upgrades are available for purchase and not included. Winners must redeem the sailing by December 31, 2018 and additional expenses are not covered. Bookings will be confirmed 90 days out from the sailing date and blackout dates apply. This offer is subject to availability, and may change and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. 

The Cruise-A-Day Giveaway

Winning agents will receive a Club Oceanview for two, plus taxes and fees, on a voyage of their choice. Winners will be able to provide their top three choices at the time of redemption.

Choices include:

  • 12-night Norway Intensive Voyage –  August 1, 2018
  • 13-night Wine and Romance Voyage – August 30, 2018
  • 10-night Jewels of the Med Voyage – September 12, 2018
  • 7-night Aegean Wonders Voyage – September 22, 2018
  • 11-night Greek Isles Intensive Voyage – September 29, 2018
  • 10-night Greek Isles Intensive Voyage – October 10, 2018
  • 8-night Greece, Malta & Italy Voyage – October 20, 2018
  • 9-night Mediterranean Mosaic Voyage – October 28, 2018
  • 14-night Western Pursuit – November 6, 2018
  • 11-night Colombia, Panama, and Peru – November 20, 2018
  • 21-night South America Pursuit – December 1, 2018
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Variety Cruises Plans Special Travel Advisor Rates
Variety Cruises

Variety Cruises announced it will be offering new travel advisor rates on select summer 2018 and winter 2018-19 cruise dates. Travel advisors can select from a diverse range of handpicked cruise destinations including Greece, Spain & Portugal, the Adriatic Sea, Cape Verde, the Seychelles, West Africa, Costa Rica & Panama, Cuba and Iceland. 

Variety Cruises has also announced new destinations for 2018 and 2019. "Gods, Kings, and Pharaohs," which takes voyagers to Israel, Egypt, and Jordan beginning in November 2018, and "Splendors of Egypt by Sea," set to begin in December 2018, which has an itinerary that does Egypt and Jordan by sea. In 2019, a Bali cruise is also planned to be launched where guests will explore the Indonesian Archipelago.

The Travel Advisor Offer:

  • 60 percent discount on official rate: Confirmation of booking 179 to 60 days prior to embarkation day.
  • 75 percent discount on official rate: Confirmation of booking 59 days until embarkation day. 
  • Travel advisors will be entitled to the discounts by providing their valid CLIA Certificate or IATAN list along with their business card- Both will be required onboard upon embarkation
  • The rates are per person and cruise, and apply for the travel advisor and one companion
  • Valid for active employees, not retired
  • Travel advisor rates do not apply for the owner’s suite and category P cabins
  • Reservations at rravel advisor rates are subject to prior approval and completed paperwork
  • Port Taxes are additional

Variety Cruises operates a fleet of 11 fully owned yacht cruises with capacities ranging from 5 to 36 cabins. Variety Cruises’ voyages include shore excursions, experiential itineraries that focus on the destination, yacht deck barbecues, and more. 

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UnCruise Adventures Unveils Wave Season Deals on Alaska Sailings
Savings are available for new bookings made January 2 through February 28 on any seven-night departure in Alaska | UnCruise Adventures

UnCruise Adventures, a small ship adventure cruise line, is offering savings on an "Alaskan Adventure" cruise in 2018. Starting January 2, 2018, guests will save $225 per person, or $450 per couple, on any seven-night departure in Alaska aboard the S.S. Legacy and the Safari Endeavour. The offer also includes a $100 shipboard credit per couple.

With no more than 86 guests, the two ships take guests into remote areas of Southeast Alaska for off-the-beaten path trips. This Wave Season deal includes three Alaska itineraries, with expedition guides on hand to enhance the exploration and learning experiences during the journey.

The itineraries include:

  • Alaska’s Glaciers & Whales: Hike on the moraine of Baird Glacier, explore Tracy Arm fjord with twin Sawyer glaciers, skiff the iceberg gardens at LeConte Glacier and hike the Tongass National Forest. Visit the Tlingit village of Kake and whale watch in Frederick Sound—prime humpback feeding grounds. Departures available May-August.
  • Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers: Visit Glacier Bay National Park for a full day, float the river or bike in Haines and spot wildlife such as whales, Dalls porpoise, sea lions and black bears. Departures May-August.
  • Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruises: Take two full days in Glacier Bay National Park, visit the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers and explore Dawes Glacier in Endicott Arm by skiff. Departures in April, July and September.

Additionally, every UnCruise ship carries its own adventure equipment for activities like kayaking, hiking, beachcombing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, skiff excursions and wildlife searches.

The Wave Season savings are available for new bookings made January 2, 2018 through February 28, 2018. Travelers must use offer code “AK450+50” when booking. Cruises start at $3,995.

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Iberostar Launches New Booking Portal Exclusively for Travel Agents
As an introductory offer, travel agents will receive a 15 percent commission for every booking made through the portal until December 15. | Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched IberostarPro.com, a new online booking engine for travel professionals.

With the new engine, advisors can now search for real-time rates and room availability in more than 100 Iberostar properties in 17 countries around the world, and book hotel only for their clients'. IberostarPro stores company details as well as past and new reservations, simplifying the process of reservation modifications and future bookings. The engine is available in seven languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Russian and Italian.

As an introductory offer, travel agents will receive a 15 percent commission for every booking made through the portal until December 15. Registered users will receive a 10 percent commission with every reservation after the initial promotion.

IberostarPro will also add StarAgents to its platform, a loyalty rewards program for travel agents only, which allows them to earn points toward free stays when booking clients at Iberostar Hotels & Resorts properties with no need to reenter booking information into a third-party site. Agents that register for the StarAgents program will automatically receive 500 points.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is a resort hotel chain based in Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain, and founded by the Fluxà family in 1986. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is a part of Grupo Iberostar.

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The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Offers Special “Suite Getaway”
Available through December 22, 2017. | The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach is offering a special “Suite Getaway” deal just in time for the “sweet spot” of travel between the summer and holiday season.

The deal, valid through December 22, lets travelers experience a luxurious, relaxing Hawaiian vacation outside of peak travel season, so you can enjoy your stay without dealing with the high hotel rates, full resorts, and the chaos that comes with booking at the height of vacation season.

The vacation package includes a choice between the deluxe and grand one-bedroom suite with an exceptional room rate, resort credit, and reduced daily parking fees when reserving at least three nights.

Deluxe One-Bedroom, Ocean View:

  • Rates starting at $599 per night (usually start at $919)
  • $100 resort credit
  • $25 daily valet parking

Grand One-Bedroom, Ocean View:

  • Rates starting at $799 per night (usually start at $1,269)
  • $200 resort credit
  • $25 daily valet parking
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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals In Jamaica
Offer available until October 31. | IBEROSTAR

Iberostar Hotels & Resort in Montego Bay Jamaica is kicking off Labor Day with last-minute savings up to 40 percent. Bookings must be made by October 31, 2017 for travel through October 31, 2017. The five-star all-inclusive beach resort is comprised of three hotels: Rose Hall Beach, Rose Hall Suites, and Grand Hotel Rose Hall.  

Rose Hall Beach is surrounded by beaches and gardens and is a family-friendly location. Rose Hall Suites has a lazy river and children’s water park on the property. It was also recently named one of the 10 Best All-Inclusive Travel Resorts by Parents. Grand Hotel Rose Hall is an adults-only location with 11 restaurants to choose form. Trip Advisor named it one of the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the World. 

The offer is based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Receiving resort credits depends on the length of the stay at the resort. Some blackout dates and additional restrictions may apply and the offer is limited to those in the U.S. market. Offer applies only to the USA market. 

Iberostar owns more than 100 four- and five-star hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, South America, Mexico, the United States, Africa, and Europe. The company specializes in all inclusive resorts for families as well as luxury adults-only hotels. 

For bookings call 888-923-2722 or visit the website at www.iberostar.com.

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Ultima Gstaad Offers Summertime Savings for Guests
Available through August 31, 2017. | Ultima Gstaad $2,595

Guests at the Ultima Gstaad can now save 25 percent in value-added amenities now through August 31.

The hotel is offering a “Room with Breakfast and Dinner” package, which includes a three-night stay for two in a Junior Suite, daily breakfast and dinner at the on-site Duchessa Restaurant, one private 60-minute yoga class, two signature caviar massages, two detox juices, a visit to Glacier 3000, welcome drinks and a special VIP welcome amenity.

Guests will also have access to all hotel facilities including the Ultima SPA, Aesthetics Clinic and outdoor hot tub in addition to receiving complimentary WiFi. While exploring the “storybook” town of Gstaad, visitors can experience a variety of alpine summer activities such as mountain biking, hiking, golf, fishing, rafting, horseback riding, designer shopping, dining and more. 

The rate for this package is $2,595 for two.

Gstaad is located 10 minutes away from Saanen Airport, ideal for a private aircraft, two hours from Geneva International Airport and two-and-a-half hours away from Zurich International Airport. It is 98 miles away from Geneva, 43 miles from Interlaken and 111 miles from Basel. The Duchessa Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves authentic Italian-inspired cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. There are also dining rooms with a private chef on hand, along with butlers in both suites and residences.

In addition to the restaurant and dining rooms, there are three hotel bars, including the Lobby Bar, the Detox Bar located in the Ultima Spa, which offers freshly made fruit and vegetable juices and organic herbal teas, as well as the Shisha Bar, which offers a Middle Eastern atmosphere.

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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Offers Free Third Night
Now through September 30, 2017. | Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Now through September 30, travelers can take advantage of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s free third night after booking two. 

Located in the heart of Palm Beach, the resort offers a Sunday “Veuve Rich” Brunch, a newly elevated poolside margarita cart, and oceanfront cabanas (complete with flat screen TVs and private cabana hosts).

There are 309 guest rooms and suites including private terrace suites and club rooms. The Eau Spa offers high end treatments with options for just $99. 

Four restaurants are housed at the resort. They include Angle, a contemporary fine-dining twist on American classics; Temple Orange, offering a Mediterranean-style breakfast buffet and seasonal specialties, guests dine oceanfront with views of the Atlantic; Stir Bar and Terrance is the social hub of the resort and offers a cocktail and light food menu; and finally Breeze is located just off the beach and offers gourmet burgers, salads, light bites, and cocktails. 

The resort is located 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, 40 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, and just over an hour from Miami International Airport. 

Questex Travel Group will hold next year’s Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit at the resort. From May 30 – June 1, 2018, the exclusive, invite-only event will bring together luxury travel agency owners and managers with the most opulent, luxury suppliers.  The event includes informative education, one-to-one meetings, networking events, and elegant receptions. 

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa was a Forbes Five-Star Award winner in both 2017 and 2016 and also received the AAA Five Diamond award in 2016. 

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Napa Valley Wine Train Is Offering First-Ever Commission
The Napa Valley Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train is offering travel agents a 10 percent commission on entire package sales. All packages and tours for both group and individual bookings are eligible for commission.   

Travel agents or travel professionals with a valid IATA, CLIA number or equivalent affiliations are eligible and will be given commission following the dates guests take the wine train.

The wine train recently announced several new experiences including the expansion of its Quattro Vino tour which now includes the Legacy, Estate, Collective tours as well as one more that will be announced soon. Quattro Vino makes stops at three of Napa Valley’s most renowned wineries aboard a renovated 1915 Pullman railcars.

Quattro Vino tours begin with a sparkling wine tasting followed by a four-course Napa Valley style meal. Guests then enjoy tastings at three wineries. The six hour trip will take guests roundtrip from the town of Napa. 

Tickets for each of the Quattro Vino tours start at $329 per person and include train fare, food, and tours and tastings at the wineries.

In addition to daytime tours, the wine train will also introduce Twilight Private Tours that allow guests to enjoy an evening tour of Raymond Vineyards or Grgich Hills Estate. The tour includes appetizers and wine tastings onboard as well as dessert and coffee upon return from the vineyards. Transportation is provided  to an exclusive evening dining experience at the wineries, only open to guests of the Napa Valley Wine Train.  

The Twilight Private Tour starts at $339 per person and are only available on Saturdays. 

There are also murder mystery, romance, and food focused tours available. 

For reservations, visit their website at winetrain.com or call 800-427-4124. 

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Sailrock Resort Offers Agents 20 Percent Commission
This is a limited one-time offer ending on December 1, 2017. | Sailrock Resort Turks & Caicos

Sailrock Resort Turks & Caicos is now offering a one-time only “Grand Opening Offer” now through December 1, 2017.

This new package offers a 25 percent savings on bookings and includes breakfast each morning at the Great House Restaurant.

There are not only traveler benefits for this offer, but travel agent benefit offers as well:

  • Agents receive 20 percent commission on all villa bookings made directly through Sailrock Resort
  • “Pay for 5 nights, stay for 7 nights” in all categories for agents to sell to clients
  • Agents should mention code “Sailrockagent” to receive a 15 percent commission on all suites

The Sailrock Resort opened on South Caicos – on of the Caribbean’s last touched islands – on January 20, 2017. The resort is a 25-minute flight from Turks & Caicos’ main island of Provodenciales.

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Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Offers Third Day of Vacation Free
This offer ends September 30, 2017. | Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club in Southwest Florida is now offering the third night of guests’ stays free.

This offer runs through September 30 and, in addition, provides guests no resort fees, complimentary valet parking and self-parking, and access to the resort’s fitness center. 

Over the last several years, the resort has spent more than $50 million on renovations and enhancements – part of these renovations were made to the golf course. In November 2016, the $9 million redesign of the resort’s course was led by Jack Nicklaus, who collaborated with golf course architect John Sanford.

Those staying at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club can also take pleasure in the resort’s spa, which offers body treatments, restorative facials, manicures, pedicures and other salon services. The spa also includes nine different treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpool baths, a fitness center, and an aerobics studio. Treatments at the resort spa include the Signature Medley Massage, Aroma-Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Essential Facial, Express Mud Detoxifying Body Wrap, Lemon Verbena Body Polish and Tropical Glow Sugar Scrub.

There is also the resort’s tennis center, plus a beachfront pool complex with two pools, the Beach Kids Club for children ages five to 12, beach rentals, and retail shops on-site.

 

The resort also has several restaurants and lounges, including HB’s on the Gulf, Broadwell’s restaurant, the Seminole Store and the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, which has been recognized as the “Best Place To View A Southwest Florida Sunset” and was named “Naples’ Best Beach Bar” by Travel Channel.

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Fourth of July Sale From Windstar Cruises
Deals ends July 7, 2017. | Windstar

From June 28-July 7, small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is offering its Fourth of July One Week Sale.

Starting at $1,099 per guest, the sale includes all of Windstar’s regions including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia / Arabia, Costa Rica / Panama, the Caribbean, Alaska, and Canada / New England.

There are more than 50 Windstar itineraries included in the One Week Sale, including:

  • Southeast Canadian Explorations: This cruise takes guests from Montreal to Boston over nine days. The ship sails through whale- and fishing-boat water. On-shore excursions will allow guests to explore historic Boston or Victorian-era architecture in Portland. 
  • Alaskan Splendors:  Windstar's new itinerary will sail from Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) over 11 days and will explore Alaska’s top destinations. Excursions include: tours of wildlife and glaciers of the Inside Passage, hiking in Haines, and the biggest zip-line in the United States in Icy Strait Point.
  • James Beard Foundation Epicurean Explorations of France, Spain, and Portugal: This food- and wine-themed cruise will sail with Chef Hugh Acheson, winner of multiple James Beard awards and “Top Chef” judge. Guests will sail to the Bordeaux wine region for an overnight stay and wine valley visit as well as visit Northern France’s oyster beds. There will also be cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and wine pairings at dinner.

Windstar is also including its new Star Collector Voyages itineraries in the sale. The voyages are longer and more in-depth, lasting from 14-34 days.

For more information visit their website at windstar.com
 

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Travelers Can "Live Like a Local" with Luxury Hotel Packages
The Palace Pinstripes Package is now available through October 1, 2017. The Summer Like a Local Package is available from June 22 to August 30, 2017. | Lotte New York Palace

The Lotte New York Palace, located in the heart of Manhattan on Madison Avenue, is offering travelers two new packages for the summer.

The luxury hotel’s new deals include the Palace Pinstripes Package, ideal for Yankees’ fans, as well as the Summer Like a Local package.

In a new partnership with the New York Yankees, the hotel gives its guests the opportunity to save up to 50 percent on ticket to a Yankees game, gives them a welcome gift from the New York Yankees which includes two baseball caps and a Yankees Yearbook, two complimentary beers at any of the beverage outlets at the Lotte New York Palace, two pairs of limited edition Lotte New York Palace sunglasses and a discounted room with suite accommodations.

This package for baseball lovers, available through October 1, 2017, also offers guests the chance to stay in cathedral view room types and higher. 

With the Summer Like a Local package, curated by the hotel’s Le Clefs d’Or concierge, guests will get 10 percent off Best Available Rate rooms and 25 percent off suite style rooms, 50 percent off Best Available Rate rooms on Sundays, an additional 5 percent off stays of at least four nights, an official Lotte New York Palace summer itinerary, complimentary Wi-Fi as well as a complimentary hotel tote bag with sunglasses. While staying at the Lotte New York Palace, guests can explore the city by row boating on the lake in Central Park, picnicking on Governor’s Island, along with many other New York City activities.

This offer is available for bookings between June 22 and August 30, 2017 and is applicable for a minimum of two-night stays. 

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Mountain Lodges of Peru Offers Discounts on Select Departures
Mountain Lodges of Peru

Mountain Lodges of Peru is offering guests 15 percent off select July 2017 departures of The Salkantay Trek and the Sacred Valley & Lares Adventure per person, double occupancy.

July is considered one of the best months to hike across the Andes, meet local Andean communities, and visit the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and Mountain Lodges of Peru’s deluxe lodge-to-lodge programs out of Cusco are the only lodge-based option to enjoy the region.

During July, guests can expect:

  • Traditionally some of the driest and most consistent weather conditions in the region.
  • Independence Day in Peru: Celebrations occur all around the city of Cusco over this month, allowing unique opportunities to cross paths with traditional Andean communities.
  • Clearer skies, which means great views of snowy peaks and the beautiful glaciers along the routes.

Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure – Five days, departing July 8, 9, and 29

  • Original price: $ 2,400
  • New price: $2,040

Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure – Seven days, departing July 13, 18, and 26

  • Original price: $ 3,100
  • New price: $2,635

The Salkantay Trek – Seven Days, departing July 10, 16, 20, 26, and 27

  • Original Price: $3,750
  • New price: $3,188

The five- and seven-day Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu is a journey through Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Guests will explore archaeological sites and un-crowded trails. Expert guides tailor the experience with an offer of “à la carte” activities and daily cultural encounters.

With The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, guests will trek along an Inca trail through 15 different eco-systems, including the traversing of e a mountain pass over 15,000 feet high. Each day’s trek ends with a hot shower complemented by a massage or a dip in an outdoor Jacuzzi, followed by a gourmet meal with select.

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Pelican Grand Beach Resort Offers Limited Time Summer Travel Package
Offer lasts from June 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017. | Pelican Grand Beach Resort Starts at $299 per night

The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is now offering the new “Happiness is a Beach” summer travel package.

This deal is bookable for stays between June 1 and September 30 with rates starting at $299 per night. During their stay, guests will receive premier oceanfront suite accommodations located on the top three floors of the resort. 

There are two different style suites, with the first option being the Sky Suite. This style suite is located on the 12th floor penthouse, complete with ocean views, a balcony, a rooftop shower, a sunning area and Microsilk Tub with Cromatherapy and Light Therapy, as well as access to a private dining room and living room, an exclusive elevator, state-of-the-art marble steam shower, wet bar, stocked Nespresso amenities and stocked soft drinks and juices. 

With the Pure Suite, guests will be steps away from the PURE SPA, as their room will be located on the 11th floor penthouse. This is an ideal suite for guests simply looking to decompress, relax and enjoy the all-natural experiences of the resort and the beach.

This offer also includes 15 percent off the best available rate and beachside butler service with lounge chairs, towels, chilled bottled water and an umbrella.

Guests can also enjoy resort amenities and services such as the zero entry oceanfront pool, Lazy River tubing ride, oceanfront fitness center, paddle boarding, “toes in the sand” dining, in-room dining, season events and a concierge.

The resort has three separate dining spaces, including Ocean2000, a waterfront restaurant serving a seafood-based menu of contemporary American cuisine; the O2K Lounge, which overlooks the zero entry oceanfront pool and lazy river and offers fare such as fish tacos, shrimp salad sliders, cocktails and more; and The Emporium, which serves ice cream beachside open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

When guests are not at the resort, they can be out shopping in the city on Las Olas Boulevard, lined with designer boutiques, fine-dining restaurants, cafes and antique stores, as well as The Galleria, Fort Lauderdale’s “premier shopping destination.”

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Scenic Announces Last-Minute 2017 Summer Sale
An additional $150 can be saved if booked by April 27, 2017. | Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has announced its 2017 Summer Sale, allowing last-minute travelers the opportunity to save up to $3,000 per person on select sailings.

With rates starting at $1,995 per person, guests can enjoy a range of destinations, which include France, Germany, Austria, and others. Departure dates begin in May and end in September. For a limited time only, when travelers book and deposit by April 28, they will receive an additional discount of $150 per person.

Note: there is limited availability across select departures.

The Summer Sale voyages include:

  • Rhine Highlights – Eight days from Amsterdam to Basel ($1,995)
  • Jewels of Europe – 15 Days from Amsterdam to Budapest ($3,795)
  • Gems of the Seine – 11 Days from Paris to Paris ($3,730)
  • Gems of the Danube with Prague – 11 days from Prague to Budapest ($2,835)

Terms & Conditions: Savings offer applicable on select 2017 itineraries and sail dates. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person required at time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. Offer valid April 1 to 27, 2017 on new bookings only. Bookings are limited availability, not transferable or retroactive and may be withdrawn at any time. All prices are based on Standard Suite, category E, per person, in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy and include taxes/port charges. Single supplement pricing is available upon request (no single supplement for category BS). An additional $150 in savings per person is only available when paid in full by April 27, 2017. For full terms and conditions visit scenicusa.com. 

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La Compagnie is Offering Discounted Round-Trip Flights to Paris
La Compagnie

All-business class airline La Compagnie is offering discounted Parisian getaway fare. The FRENCH SUMMER offer will make 1,000 tickets available for $1,300 round-trip per person. The special is available from May 9 through Aug 31, 2017. Tickets are available for purchase now until supply runs out.

Launched in July 2014, La Compagnie is an exclusively business-class airline operating daily flights between New York (Newark International Airport) to Paris (Charles de Gaulle). Offering low business-class fares, La Compagnie flies two Boeing 757- 200 aircrafts with 74 lie-flat seats arranged in a 2x2 configuration. In-flight amenities include Samsung Galaxy Tablets, Caudalie cosmetic kits and an A La Carte dining service by Michelin-starred chef Christophe Langrée.

The $1,300 price also includes all taxes and carrier-imposed fees; additional baggage fees may apply. La Compagnie reserves the right to change and/or remove the terms of this offer at any time.

The airline recently increased the frequency of its flights (two times daily from New York to Paris). La Compagnie estimates that 60 percent of travelers are for business and 40 percent are leisure.

The French long-haul low-fare flights exist through a partnership between French airline XL Airways and La Compagnie. Based in Paris-Charles de Gaulle, XL Airways is a French airline operating a fleet of Airbus A330 to New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Dominican Republic, the French West Indies, Saint Marteen, Mexico, Cuba, Israel and the Indian Ocean.

For reservations on La Compagnie, please contact the airline's call center at 800-218-8187, visit LaCompagnie.com or contact a travel advisor.

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Silversea Single Supplements Starting at 25 Percent
Silversea

Silversea has reduced the rates of its single occupancy supplements, with rates starting at only 25 percent above its Silver Privilege Fares on select voyages. For single occupancy, a 25 percent single supplement will be added to the cruise fare on the voyages displayed below for suite categories up to: Midship Veranda on Silver Cloud and Silver Wind; Veranda 4 on Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper; Veranda 6 on Silver Spirit; Vista on Silver Explorer; Deluxe Veranda on Silver Galapagos; and Veranda on Silver Discoverer.

Every voyage includes a champagne Welcome Reception, to make it easier to meet and mingle with solo travellers, and on select voyages, Gentlemen Hosts are also available as dance partners or dinner companions. All-inclusive fares include a spacious, ocean-view suite, personalized butler service, complimentary wines and spirits, 24-hour fine dining service, enrichment and entertainment programs, all onboard gratuities, Wi-Fi, and transportation into town in most ports.

Current Featured Voyages include:

  • Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona – Nine days, departing May 13
  • Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome) – Nine days, departing May 22
  • Southampton to London – 12 days, departing May 31
  • Lisbon to Rouen – 11 days, departing June 14

In addition to reduced single supplements, Silversea is also offering:

Silver Select – Book by May 2 and choose from a two category upgrade, 50 percent savings on a second suite, or $1,000 onboard credit.

Free Roundstip Air to Mediterranean – Book by May 2 and earn free round-trip economy air or business class air upgrade from $499 each way on select voyages.

 

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Ponant Announces 30 Percent off Select Voyages
Ponant

Ponant announced 30 percent off select autumn and winter 2017 voyages, plus an additional $1,600 in savings per couple on flights and excursions when booked by March 31. The offer is available on eight itineraries sailing to Antarctica, Asia, Oceania, and South America.

Highlights of Ponant’s voyages include:

  • Join War II historians on the new Gems of Southeast Asia sailing, October 3-19. See Indonesia’s ninth-century Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, dubbed the “Venice of the East.”
  • Visit the historic walled town of Cuenca, Ecuador with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture on the Panama and Pre-Columbian Treasures voyage, October 14-23.
  • See the Gambier Islands, one of the South Pacific’s most unspoiled destinations, during the Polynesia and Easter Island sailing, October 27-November 9.
  • Travel from Vietnam to Myanmar, October 28-November 9, and explore Ho Chi Minh City’s historic landmarks, including Reunification Palace. In Myanmar, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, which was built 2,500 years ago, making it the oldest Pagoda in Myanmar.   
  • Discover Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to 8,000-foot-tall mountains covered with hiking trails, during the journey through Chilean Fjords and Patagonia, November 1-17.
  • Sail from Chile to Antarctica, November 17-28 to see fin whales, leopard seals, and seabirds, and cross the Antarctic Circle, a terrain seldom traversed. 
  • Join the Historic Antarctica sailing, November 19-December 3, and sail around Elephant Island, a mountainous, icy terrain.
  • Hike along Neko Harbour, one of the few places in Antarctica where visitors can step foot on the continent, and trek through the polar desert, one of only two in the world and home to tabular icebergs with vertical sides during the Christmas in Peninsula voyage, December 18-28.

For more information visit https://us.ponant.com/ or call 1 888 400 1082.

 

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Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris Combines Brunch and Spa Time Into a Deal
January 5, 2016- December 31, 2016 | Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris is combining two of our most favorite things: spa time and brunch. Introducing sprunch, a combination of two of the Parisian Palace’s main attractions, the wellness center and gastronomy.

Available now, guests of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris can enjoy a relaxing morning at Spa My Blend by Clarins, followed by a brunch at the hotel’s restaurant La Cuisine.

The offer includes access for one guest to the Spa My Blend by Clarins, including the property’s swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness center. Guests also have a choice of one of the one-hour Clarins treatments, including facials for both men and women, tri-active body treatments like anti-ageing, fruit and salt scrubs, mothers to be sessions, and relaxing or tonifying body wraps.

The offer also includes weekend brunch for one at La Cuisine. The Saturday brunch offers children’s workshops, and the Sunday Brunch – aka Brunch Royal – offers a wider selection of seafood and hot dishes. Because of this, prices vary per brunch day.

For information and reservations, call +33 (0) 42 99 88 99 or e-mail [email protected].

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New Deals for 2017 from Poseidon Expeditions
January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017 | Poseidon Expeditions

A new deal from Poseidon Expeditions will offer an incentive to travelers on two autumn 2017 cruises aboard the 114-guest m/v Sea Spirit into the Southern Ocean. One cruise will travel into the Antarctica Peninsula while the other will spend more time exploring Patagonia, the Falklands and the South Georgia Islands.

In November of 2017, savings from $3,300 to over $8,000 per couple will be available to travelers on the Ultimate Wildlife Expedition: Antarctica Peninsula, South Georgia & Falkland Islands. The 20 day itinerary departs November 6, 2017 and returns November 25, after sailing round trip from Ushuaia, Argentina. The exploration of the Southern Ocean and Falkland’s capital city of Stanley and its outer islands is sure to please any nature lover, as the area is alive with a wide variety of local birds. South Georgia offers guests myriad wildlife sightings, including seals, penguins and albatross. Guests will further explore the whaling heritage of Grytviken and celebrate Shakleton’s findings of the Antarctic Peninsula, including an abundance of marine mammals and penguin colonies within surrounding glacial and mountain scenery.

In October of 2017, the Best of the Southern Ocean: South Georgia & The Falklands tour departs from Puerto Madrym (in Argentine Patagonia) for 19 days on October 20, 2017 before docking in Ushuaia after spending six days exploring South  Georgia and three days exploring the Falklands. Another excursion for the animal lover, over 200 bird species have been identified along this route.

For those who book the October cruise (Best of the Southern Ocean) before January 15, 2017, a complimentary full-day, pre-cruise excursion to the Peninsula Valdes Protected Nature Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be included with your package. Highlights of the Peninsula Valdes include a whale-watching excursion, a split-roasted lamb luncheon, and visiting sea lions and elephant seals at Punta Norte.

The Sea Spirit offers guests all-suite accommodations, with square footage ranging from 215 to 463 square feet per accommodation. Onboard, guests will find two multi-purpose lounges for educational programming and entertainment, a restaurant with enough seats for each passenger on board, a well-stocked library and a variety of outdoor deck space.

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company’s Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at [email protected] or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

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Club Med Offers New 2017 Deals on All-Inclusive Resorts
November 10, 2016 - January 10, 2017 | Club Med All-Inclusive Resorts

Club Med All-Inclusive Resorts is offering two new deals to help travelers unplug from the daily routine, recharge and reconnect. The brand is offering exclusive Power Up Sale and Early Booking Rate deals at eight resorts in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean and 27 resorts in Asia, South America and Europe.

Club Med’s Power Up Sale will offer travelers experiences around the globe with a variety of land and sea activities. Guests may book now through January 10, 2017, for travel by June 24, 2017, to 35 Club Med resorts worldwide. Through the packages, accommodations start at $119 per person per night (reduced from $258), up to a $300 air credit for travel to Punta CanaIxapa Pacific or Cancun Yucatan, and no single supplement fees for Turkoise, Cancun Yucatan, Ixapa Pacific and Sandpiper Bay resorts.

For those planning ahead, book your Early Booking Rate by January 10, 2017, with travel dates between June 24, 2017, and October 28, 2017. Benefits of the package include all-inclusive getaways starting at $109 per person, per night, free stays for children under the age of four and Club Med’s exclusive Best Offer Guarantee, which ensures lowest possible rates available.

In addition to the deals, kids under four stay for free while children under 15 will earn their families extra savings, staying at the resorts for anywhere between 30 and 50 percent off a regular adult rate.

As the pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, Club Med relieves guests of planning vacation details by offering everything guests could want on a vacation right on site. Starting in November, all Club Med resorts are offering complimentary Wi-Fi to guests for web browsing, messaging and use of the Club Med app.

Visit www.clubmed.us

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Abercrombie & Kent Waives Single Supplement on Private Jet Journey
November 3, 2016 - December 31, 2016 | Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent, the luxury tour operator, has waived the single supplement fee for "The Tropics to the Arctic" Private Jet journey (May 1-26, 2017). A limited-time savings of $16,500, this journey is a perfect fit for travelers looking to experience the world luxuriously. 

The round-the-world itinerary includes stops at:

  • Gobi Desert: With a local paleontologist, travelers will visit the Flaming Cliffs and learn about the dinosaur discoveries made in the area.

  • Solomon Islands: A&K guests will be privy to a traditional bride-price ceremony, and demonstrations in hot-stone cooking, coconut husking, sagopalm house building, and natural medicines. 

  • French Polynesia: The tour stops at Rangiroa, an authentic South Pacific paradise. Guests can watch schools of tropical fish and reef sharks swim by; visit a pearl farm to learn how they’re harvested, and even purchase a souvenir; scuba in Tiputa and Avatoru, two of the country’s best dive spots; or simply relax on the beach. 

  • Easter Island: Visiting the moai around the island and enjoying cocktails atop a dormant volcano highlight this stop. 

  • Iceland: A helicopter tour takes guests to Thrihnukagigur, the dormant volcano, where they can take an elevator into the naturally drained magma chamber.

The exclusive private charter for up to 50 guests is $129,000 per person per double. The single supplement was $16,500 prior to being waived.

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Count Down to Christmas with Discounted Rates from The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago
October 31, 2016 - December 24, 2016 | The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is spreading the holiday cheer this winter season with a deal honoring the Twelve Days of Christmas. From December 13 to December 24, 2016, the historic Chicago hotel is offering a declining percentage discount on rooms ranging from 12 percent to one percent off as each day passes closer to Christmas.

To further better the deal, the hotel is matching the discount offering of the day of your stay with a donation to CICS Northtown Academy, a school on the northwest side of Chicago that is part of the hotel's community giving program, Dollars for Dreams.

The Countdown to the Holidays package includes a View King Room overlooking neighboring attractions like Lake Michigan and Grant Park, two complimentary adult breakfast coupons and 15 percent off dinner at Mercat a la Planxa (the hotel's Spanish-style Tapas restaurant helmed by Chef Jose Garces), complimentary overnight valet parking (for one vehicle per room) and a holiday-themed welcome amenity.

The deal offers declining percentages with matched charitable donations on the days leading up to Christmas Day, meaning on December 13 guests will receive 12 percent off their room and a 12 percent donation will be made to CICS Northtown Academy, December 14 guests will receive 11 percent off their room and an 11 percent donation will be made, decreasing until on December 24 when a one percent discount offered and donation made becomes the last day of the deal.

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The Dylan Offers “Winter Along the Canals” Package for Guests
October 18, 2016 - December 31, 2016 | The Dylan

The Dylan, a 40-room luxury boutique hotel located in Amsterdam’s “nine streets” shopping district, is offering the “Winter Along the Canals” package, which gives guests the chance to enjoy the hotel, museums, and Amsterdam’s warm winter hospitality.

Situated on the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage site-certified canals, The Dylan is located near many of the city’s main attractions, including antique shops, boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Additionally, a short walk will bring guests to the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum (Dutch art and history museum), Stedelijk Museum (modern art museum), and the Flower Market.

In addition to a 45 percent discount for a two-night stay in a duplex room, the package also includes:

  • A welcome seasonal drink and snacks
  • A trail map of must-see locations with a voucher for a famous Dutch Van Stapele Koekmakerij chocolate cookie
  • Entrance for two to the Het Grachtenhuis (Museum of the Canals)
  • Special winter themed turndown service once during stay
  • Dylan breakfast buffet for two (once during stay)
  • Breakfast delivered to the room (once during stay) 
  • Scented Dylan candle to take home
  • Late checkout 

Rates start at approximately $770 based on double occupancy. Additional nights available starting at approximately $440 per night including breakfast.  The “Winter Along the Canals” package is available now through March 31, 2017. To book, email [email protected].  

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Detox and Party Packages Launched by Le Grand Bellevue
October 4, 2016 - April 30, 2017 | Le Grand Bellevue

This winter, Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad will be offering two different packages: one for those who wish to escape the fondue and wine, and relax to spa treatments; and a second for those looking to stay up all night from après-ski activities.

Le Grand Detox
Le Grand Bellevue’s brand new gourmet wellness package combines spa treatments with detoxing Michelin-starred cuisine. After a day on the slopes, guests can relax at the hotel with yoga classes and massages in Le Grand Spa – one of the most extensive in the region and the only Swiss partner of organic British brand Bamford. The holistic wellness package allows guests to enjoy a gourmet, bespoke detox menu at Michelin-starred LEONARD’s restaurant. Le Grand Bellevue offers the Le Grand Detox package from $3,290 for two people, which includes three nights in a deluxe chic room on a half board basis with a specially designed gourmet detox menu, plus a spa treatment in Le Grand Spa, two yoga classes and two days of ski hire per person. 

Le Grand Party
Le Grand Bellevue has created a package for a long weekend of partying for guests who pass on the yoga. After check-in, guests can head to the hotel’s club, bouquet, to drink and dance the night away. The following morning, a hamper of recovery essentials is delivered to the door to ease guests into the day, before enjoying an extensive brunch buffet and spa treatments. The Le Grand Party package is offered from $2,751 for two people, including three nights in a deluxe chic room on a half board basis, entry to bouquet with a round of drinks, a recovery hamper including a Bamford weekender bag, alpine energy bars and drinks, and a spa treatment for each guest in Le Grand Spa. 

Blackout dates include December 23 – January 5 and February 10 – 25.

This winter season will see a new permanent downhill run at Mount Rellerli. The mountains will also form the backdrop for Elevation 1049, the latest winter show by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry, a show of music and performances inspired by the power of avalanches. 

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New Incentives on December Antarctic Cruises from Poseidon Expeditions
August 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016 | Poseidon Expeditions.

Get peachy with the penguins of Antarctica this December thanks to two new incentives by Poseidon Expeditions.

Poseidon is offering complimentary overnight camping to guests who book Deluxe, Premium and Owners suites on either of their two late-fall departures. The offer is a $250 per person value on top of the already specially priced suites.

Penguins utilize the summer sunlight as ample time for courting, nest building and egg incubation, making late-fall and winter the best times to get up close and personal with the creatures. Guests on the Sea Spirit will have the opportunity to awaken to the birds right outside their windows.

The two itineraries offered are onboard the 114-passenger M/V Sea Spirit, complete with two multi-purpose lounges, a well-stocked library, a restaurant, ample deck space to view passing wildlife and landscapes, an ice-strengthened hull, a fleet of Zodiacs and a set of retractable fin stabilizers for smoother sailing.

The Classic Antarctic Peninsula voyages are offered November 24- December 5, 2016 and December 4 – December 16, 2016. In addition to the complimentary camping, the balcony suites with bird’s eye view privileges are being offered at a 15 percent per person reduction off of regular rates.  The suite can easily fit a third person and features private balconies and large, sliding glass doors.

Included in the package is one pre-voyage hotel night at Arakur Hotel and Spa in Ushuaia, pre-cruise group transfers from the airport to the hotel, group transfer to the ship on the day of embarkation, shipboard accommodations, all scheduled landings and excursions, complimentary camping, all onboard meals throughout the voyage, 24 hour-available tea and coffee stations, welcome and farewell cocktails, rubber boots for shore landings, a branded Poseidon Expeditions parka, all port fees, pre-departure materials, a digital voyage log and leadership throughout your trip by an experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team.

For more information, visit https://poseidonexpeditions.com/antarctica/antarctic-peninsula-best-of-antarctica

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New Travel Packages From Kingsmill Resort
August 3, 2016 - January 1, 2017 | Kingsmill Resort

Kingsmill Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, is helping families plan holiday getaways with these new packages available now through January 1. 

First on the holiday travel bucket list is perfect for those families that love a spooky adventure. From September 23 through October 31, the Howl-O-Scream Package will be available. The package includes accommodations for two nights in a one-bedroom, newly refurbished condo, complete with daily cooked-to-order breakfasts, complimentary shuttle service to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg with access to Busch Gardens with two Fun Cards. There’s also an available shuttle for those brave enough to enter Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream nights, with a shuttle ride home after the park closes at 11 p.m.

If giving thanks is more your style, skip the scary and head to the location where Thanksgiving was first celebrated back in 1619. Kingsmill’s Thanksgiving Package, valid from November 23-26, supplies guests with the required minimum two-night stay daily buffet breakfast, a Thanksgiving Buffet menu with all the holiday staples and complimentary transportation to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg available Friday through Sunday. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by getting to skip the prep and clean up?

From November 25 thru January 1, transport your family to a winter wonderland with Kingsmill’s Christmas Town Package. Your family of four will receive a two-night stay in a newly refurbished one-bedroom condo, multi-day tickets to Busch Gardens’ Christmas town for the duration of your stay, cooked-to-order breakfast at Elements 1010, the resorts restaurant and complimentary shuttle service to Busch Gardens and other Williamsburg locations.

For more information, visit www.kingsmill.com for specific details or call (800) 832-5665.

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Windstar Lowers Prices on Romantic Tahiti Cruises
May 27, 2016 - December 31, 2016 | Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises has announced new lower pricing on select sailings in Tahiti starting at $3,999 per guest, including cruise, airfare and hotel.  

Windstar’s Dreams of Tahiti vacation package offers guests six islands inclusive of roundtrip flights from Los Angeles, eight nights of accommodations, all ground transfers, gourmet cuisine in multiple dining venues (including 24-hour room service), water sports activities from the sports marina, all non-alcoholic beverages, a champagne welcome reception, and a special Private Event in Bora Bora with fire dancers and a locally-inspired feast of fresh Tahitian specialties. Guests enjoy multiple overnights at Raiatea and Bora Bora, as well as a pre-cruise overnight stay and post-cruise dayroom at the Le Méridien Papeete Hotel. 

In 2017, Windstar will offer Thursday cruise departures from Papeete starting in June. New Thursday departures (current sailings leave Fridays) allow more flexibility for air service, with more available flights, departure, and arrival options, Windstar said.

Windstar offers weekly seven-day voyages on the Dreams of Tahiti cruise, as well as several longer 10- and 11-day itineraries that explore both the Tahitian Islands and the Tuamotu Islands. The Tuamotus are known as a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise. The Dreams of Tahiti voyage begins in Papeete and sails to Moorea, Tahaa, Raiatea (overnight), Huahine, and Bora Bora (overnight).

Wind Spirit’s Dreams of Tahiti yacht vacation package is currently available on more than a dozen sail dates in 2016 with many more 2017 departures being added soon. 

Visit www.windstarcruises.com

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Three New Spring Cruise Deals From Uniworld
April 28, 2016 - December 31, 2016 | Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced three new spring promotions: “Cruise & Air,” “Early Booking Savings,” and “Solo Traveler.”

With Uniworld’s “Cruise & Air” promotion, guests who book Economy Class Air on select 2016 European itineraries and departure dates can save from $1,000 to $1,500 per person. Guests who book Business Class Air on select 2016 European itineraries and dates can save from $2,000 to $2,500 per person. This offer expires on June 30, 2016.

Guests can save from $150 to $400 per person through Uniworld’s “Early Booking Savings” promotion by placing a deposit on a reservation prior to June 30, 2016, for travel through December. Guests who pay in full while booking a reservation before June 30, 2016, can save from $250 to $750 per person on departures for travel through the end of the year.

Uniworld’s “Solo Traveler” promotion includes a waived or reduced Single Supplement on a selection of European itineraries. This offer expires on December 31, 2016.

These current offers are available for over twenty select Uniworld itineraries throughout Europe, sailing the Rhine, Danube and Douro River, and visiting cities throughout Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and more. 

Visit uniworld.com

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Karisma Hotels & Resorts Announces Cash-in Your Points Program
Karisma Hotels & Resorts announced its newest incentive program, exclusively for its Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants. | Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Karisma Hotels & Resorts announced its newest incentive program, exclusively for its Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants. The Cash-in Your Points program will reward travel advisors by allowing them to apply points toward their clients’ booking (up to two nights) in exchange for the cash value of the corresponding room rate, for a total cash back reward of up to $3,140.   

Advisors will receive 21 percent commission on nights paid in full and a reimbursement of the nights booked with points. There are no blackout dates.

This incentive begins on April 18. Note: For Cash-in Your Points, clients must book a minimum of three nights in order for a Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultant to utilize their points and pay for up to two nights.  This program is for active Diamond-level advisors and above.

 

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Special Group Discount at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
January 25, 2016 - December 15, 2016 | Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

The famous Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and its sister property, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, both located on Hawaii Island, are offering special group values.

The exclusive package includes guaranteed ocean view rooms at special group rates, complimentary in-room internet access, a one-bedroom suite upgrade for every 50 room nights booked, one complimentary round of golf for a VIP group of four and a 10 percent discount off banquet menus. 

The offer is valid for new group inquiries with a minimum of 25 rooms and a minimum three-night stay. Some restrictions may apply. The offer is valid through December 15.