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The Travel Insider, June 2019

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ITNHESTIDR AEVERLVolume 14 – Issue 6 | June 2019 S2e0e/20 in 2019 Serving Travel Agents Exclusively Since 1974 Plan Ahead and “See” Yourself Saving! A MESSAGE FROM SCOTT WISEMAN Hindsight is 20/20 … but foresight can be 20/19 for those who book 2020 travel in 2019! President, Travel Impressions Plan ahead to put reduced rates and added values in clear view. From 6/3/19 – 6/30/19, deep discounts in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Cancun, Dominican Republic, even Hawaii are Dear Travel Partners, all on the reading chart … but it’s on you to help your customers see these offers clearly for the values that they are. The start of this month means the end of Apple Leisure Group’s Visit to learn more about this year’s early booking benefits Appreciation Celebration and Travel Impressions’ Million in May and properties, and make those travel plans for 2020 today! agent reward campaigns … but you should know that travel agent appreciation is a sentiment we feel year-round. After all, giveaways haven’t ended; we’re developing a new #WeekendLearning Series for you for July featuring our Supplier of the Month, RIU Hotels & Resorts, and the top booker gets a stay at one of this upcoming chapter’s focus properties: Riu Palace Costa Mujeres! Keep an eye out for the details, especially since there are a few other WLS and even an #OnLocaTIon in the works for that on-the-ground virtual experience that only TI can provide. But you can start learning more about our diverse product or get a look at our latest additions right here. We have a full insert this month on Nobu Hotel Los Cabos that can answer questions and provide reasons to book. A one-page reference each on Le Blanc Spa Resorts and Palace Resorts—where kids and teens can stay free until the winter holidays—round out the quick guides. Hawaii and the Caribbean—with representation from The Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, and Marriott—complete our beach focuses, and Riviera Cancun is showcased with a last call for early bookings for the Breathless there. This property, of course, joins our even bigger list in our corporate promotion, which highlights the best rates for those who plan ahead. So let’s do just that! And look forward to the sunny stops on our road to success. Thank you for your support. Warmly, Scott Wiseman THE RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES, WAIKIKI BEACH Escape a Little Longer The two highest infinity pools in Waikiki, the largest number of luxury hotel suites in Oahu, and 100% ocean view guestrooms that offer the amenities of a resort with the conveniences of a residence—why would you leave? Plus, a recently upgraded Dean & DeLuca gourmet market on site, new movie theater, expanded spa, and Keiji Nakazawa’s Sushi Sho make the property feel like a perfectly enclosed utopia you can quite easily call home. Save up to 30% on stays of four nights or longer packaged with air and booked and traveled now – 3/31/20. Rates Begin at $1,672 Per Person for 4 Nights in a Studio, Ocean View with American Airlines Flights Advertised rate is valid for travel 9/12/19 – 9/16/19 and varies by departure date. Blackout dates include: 8/8/19 – 8/15/19 and 12/21/19 – 1/5/20. Per person package price includes: Roundtrip airfare on American Airlines from LAX | Roundtrip hotel transfers 4-night hotel accommodations | Hotel tax Four-night minimum stay required. Rooms must be packaged. Offer does not apply to group travel. Package includes mid-week roundtrip coach airfare from Los Angeles International Airport for qualifying seats in QQ class of service on American Airlines. Airfare must be ticketed within 3 days after reservation is made. All airline taxes and fees, including government-imposed taxes and fee, are included. Price is based on lowest airfare at time of publication, can fluctuate daily, and is subject to airline restrictions, surcharges, and blackouts. Airline baggage fees may apply and will be charged by the airline.

SUPPLIER OF THE MONTH From the first barbecues of summer to Father’s Day, June is full of festivities. And now, we’re giving your customers one more Receive 500 bonus reason to celebrate: exclusive upgrades at RIU Hotels & Resorts! Plus, pair with savings up to 49%, a $35 spa credit per LoyalTI First points room, per stay, and free access to amenities like Splash Water World and RIU Pool Parties to really bring the cheer. for every FIT Choose from 19 hotels for bookings starting 6/3/19 until 6/18/19 and another 16 hotels for bookings made 6/19/19 – 6/30/19, RIU Hotels & Resorts all for travel through 12/23/20.* Visit for participating hotels and details. booking you make *Booking window start date varies by property. Room upgrade is only valid from the lead-in room category to the next category up. Terms, conditions, and restrictions 6/1/19 – 6/30/19! apply; visit or call for details. Agents must be registered with VAX VacationAccess and LoyalTI First travel agent rewards program at time of booking to earn points. LoyalTI First is not valid for group bookings. UHNILLTIOMNITEWDA-ILKUOXLUORAY®VIFLOLRAGTEH®E ENTIRE FAMILY MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL CARIBBEAN RESORTS San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Triple Value in the Village “Travel Brilliantly” … in the Caribbean The Big Island’s attractions are even bigger at this enormous resort. Within 62 The options to do so are endless within the Marriott International family of brands. oceanfront acres on the sunny Kohala Coast, you’ll find two championship golf courses, a stadium tennis court, canal boats in which to get around, and a Greater Antilles Museum Walkway featuring 1,800 pieces of art from around the Pacific. Three The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman pools, 14 restaurants and lounges, and 235,000 square feet of event space Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort give guests plenty of room to gather. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Book through 3/31/20 to save on stays of five nights or longer The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort traveled by 12/25/19 or from 1/1/20 – 3/31/20! Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino Per person packages include: San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Car rental | Hotel accommodations Hotel tax | Daily buffet breakfast for two Leeward Antilles The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba Minimum stay of five consecutive nights applies. Promotion is not combinable and not applicable to Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino group bookings. Inclusions are subject to change and may be substituted with other comparable Courtyard Bonaire Dive Resort inclusions. Inclusions are not redeemable for cash and no refund will be given for any unused portion. Blackout dates may apply. Car rental is available to qualified renters only and does not include tax or Lesser Antilles insurance. Certain age and other restrictions apply. Courtyard Bridgetown, Barbados | Reservations 800.284.0044 Leeward Islands St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

KIDS & TEENS STAY FREE Combinable with a It’s good to be young … and even better when it means vacationing for free. $1,500 Resort Credit Offer* and applicable Up to two kids and teens 17 years and under are eligible to stay, play, and eat for free with at least one paying adult per room at: to group bookings! Beach Palace Cozumel Palace Playacar Palace Moon Palace Cancun The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun Moon Palace Jamaica Across all the properties, kids adore the action-packed playrooms that offer no end of supervised arts, crafts, and events; teens will love the ultra-chic lounges, boasting the latest technology and trends in gaming and media. Nightly entertainment, from live music to magic shows and karaoke nights, provides for family fun and by day, the poolside activities and beaches that wow all ages take the spotlight. Earn: $500 resort credit for stays of 3 nights $750 resort credit for stays of 4 nights $1,500 resort credit for stays of 5 – 8 nights 3 All-Inclusive Nights from $2,182 Per Family of Four at Moon Palace Cancun in a Deluxe Resort View Room Rate includes $500 in resort credit!* Advertised rate is valid for travel 9/12/19 – 9/15/19 and varies by departure date. Booking and Travel Window: Now – 12/23/19 All-inclusive package price is for two adults and two children and includes: Roundtrip hotel transfers 3-night hotel accommodations Hotel tax and service charges All meals, drinks, and snacks Non-motorized water sports Daily activities Nightly entertainment and much more! Minimum stay of three nights applies. Single parents may take advantage of the Kids & Teens Stay Free Promotion; Single Parent Policy does not apply. Single rate must be paid in order for promotion to be valid. One paying adult must be in the same room in order to receive the Kids & Teens Stay Free offer. Please keep in mind maximum occupancy per room category applies. Promotion is based on arrival date. Reservations with overlapping dates qualify. Child’s age must be reported in the reservation and proof of age will be required upon check-in. In the event the age of the child is 18 years or older at the time of check-in, the difference in rate will be immediately charged directly to the guest. Promotion is subject to change without prior notice and can be discontinued at any time. Other terms and conditions may apply. *Resort credit can be redeemed for limited amounts toward the various inclusions. Further details are available upon check-in. The resort credit will be subject to 16% taxes and fees for amounts redeemed. Added values are per room, per stay. Taxes and fees will be applied to the guests’ folio, and paid upon check-out. | Reservations 800.284.0044

RELAXATION FROM EAST TO WEST Le Blanc Spa Resorts are the ultimate in soothing spa and wellness vacations, and now, travelers can choose to partake in the pinnacle of posh on either coast of Mexico. Luxury comes standard with this pair of adults- only properties, with amenities that go far beyond even the highest expectations. • World-class dining with healthy options available at notable restaurants and with 24-hour room service • In-room pedestal tubs—perfect for the butler-drawn bath service and to better enjoy the custom soap and in-room aromatherapy options • B VLGARI® toiletries, CHI® tools, and top-shelf whiskey, rum, tequila, and vodka in the in-room dispensers begin the list of name-brand comforts • Nightly turndown service, complete with delivery of hand- painted chocolate creations, to end each day sweetly • U nlimited calling to the continental U.S., Canada, landlines in Mexico, Europe, and South America • A smoke-free environment, allowing you to freely breathe in the clean ocean air and soothing scents of the resort Included especially for Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos: Deluxe roundtrip airport valet when reserved 48 hours prior to arrival Guided and serviced hydrotherapy in the spa Included especially for Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun: Unlimited golf option instead of resort credit*; experience comes complete with transportation, golf balls, and food and beverages on the course at the Moon Spa & Golf Club All-inclusive packages are per person and feature: Roundtrip hotel transfers | Hotel accommodations | Hotel tax and service charges | All meals, drinks, and snacks Non-motorized water sports | Daily activities | Nightly entertainment and much more! *Resort credit can be redeemed for limited amounts toward the various inclusions. Further details are available upon check-in. The resort credit will be subject to 16% taxes and fees for amounts redeemed. Added values are per room, per stay. Taxes and fees will be applied to the guests’ folio, and paid upon check-out. | Reservations 800.284.0044

THE FIRST NOBU HOTEL New to the Los Cabos scene as of April, this dazzling IN MEXICO property is already the epitome of taste—and not only in the kitchen of the namesake restaurant. Awaken Body, Sitting on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, Mind & Spirit this 200-room beachfront hotel was designed to leave guests filled with awe … especially with fine dining The stomach may be the way to one’s only a celebrity chef-helmed brand could provide. heart, but treating the body like a temple Nobu Los Cabos: Sample classics from the is the path to wellness. Esencia Spa at restaurant’s Japanese-Peruvian menu like toro Nobu Hotel uses only the finest products tartare with caviar, signature ceviches and sauces, from Natura Bissé for treatments carried toban yaki, and new revelations like short ribs in out in 13 private rooms. Set within miso mole, wagyu gyoza, and sashimi tacos. the facility’s 13,691 square feet are also Genuine Japanese A5 Wagyu from Kyushu, indoor hydrotherapy areas, an outdoor Japan is also on offer. hydrotherapy garden with co-ed lounges, Malibu Farm: This outpost of Chef Helene an experiential shower, sauna and steam Henderson’s laid-back yet chic Californian restaurant areas, and a cabana Jacuzzi®. A 3,723- brings to Los Cabos the same principles of fresh, square-foot fitness facility with full-service organic, sustainably sourced farm-to-table cuisine. equipment and a spin/yoga room completes Whole grains, no food product substitutes, and the space. ingredients from as nearby as possible are the backbone to this gourmet venue. Pacific Restaurant: A Mexican fine dining concept that focuses on colorful, intense, and varied flavors. Traditional taco and mezcal pairings accompany fresh-made specialties, the latter of which are available from breakfast through lunch and dinner. The lounge bar keeps that smoky tequila poured until 1 am. For those looking for a quick bite, the Playabar poolside snack bar delights all day, and 24-hour in-room dining means you can have Nobu’s signature dishes delivered right to your door around the clock. | Reservations 800.284.0044

THE FIRST NOBU HOTEL Food, drink, and spa treatments aren’t the only areas in which IN MEXICO you’ll see Asian tradition reimagined and merged with modern sensibilities. The accommodations at this new hotel recall Junior Suite Swim-Up Oceanfront Japanese aesthetic, harmoniously blending natural material, neutral colors, and clean lines with upscale touches. | Reservations 800.284.0044 Features include: • Exclusive (Simmons) Nobu beds with high thread count and organic cotton linens • Traditional onsen teak soaking tubs • Spacious and dramatic open showers • Double vanities with Italian stone finish • Nespresso® machine • In-room dining from Nobu and Malibu Farm restaurants • T erry robes for guest comfort • 6 5” TVs • Mini-bars • Nightly turndown service • B everage cart service • G arment steamers and shoe-shine and laundry service available • Y oga mats • W et swimsuit and laundry bags • N atura Bissé bath amenities Room categories: • D eluxe Rooms and Junior Suites with Golf View • D eluxe Rooms and Junior Suites with Ocean View • D eluxe Room Swim-Up Ocean View • Junior Suite Swim-Up Oceanfront • Z en Suite Ocean View, offering a separate living area, full dining area, and walk-in closet • Sake Suite Ocean View, an open-concept corner suite with the same features as above, with more space • Miyabi Suite, complete with a full dining area and wet bar in 1,400 square feet • Nobu Suite Oceanfront, available as a one-bedroom or connected as a two-bedroom, featuring a large stone fireplace; open chef’s kitchen; separate living, dining, and game area with a pool table; private wraparound terrace; walk-in closet with center island; and private outdoor tub 3 Nights from $781 Per Person in a Deluxe Room Golf View with a King Bed Advertised rate is valid for travel 9/12/19 – 9/15/19 and varies by departure date. Booking Window: Now – 10/31/19 Travel Window: Now – 12/20/19 Package price is per person and includes: Roundtrip hotel transfers 3-night hotel accommodations Hotel tax

HOT SPOTS & HIGHLIGHTS Wynn Las Vegas GRAND SIRENIS PUNTA CANA RESORT CASINO & AQUAGAMES – PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WYNN LAS VEGAS & ENCORE RESORT LAS VEGAS – LAS VEGAS, NEVADA A total renovation makes this resort a tempting song … especially since it’s set along the Uvero Alto beach. Grand Sirenis Cocotal Beach Resort and Grand Sirenis Tropical Guests never want to leave the posh parties at Encore Beach Club, Intrigue Nightclub, Suites are the two properties that fall under the complex name’s banner, but the latter and XS Nightclub … but if they have a luxurious room waiting upstairs, it’s a bit easier part is a nod to the extended water park. Sirenis Aquagames sends both children and to call it a night and not fear missing out. Large rooms with thoughtful details like adults down two long water tubes, a four-lane speed slide, two open toboggans, a oversized marble baths and plush robes make it feel better than going “home,” and free-fall twister, and more. when you wake, more Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award-winning restaurants than any other North American resort await to help start another extraordinary day. Last chance! Receive reduced rates for bookings made by 6/30/19 for travel 9/1/19 – 10/31/19. Plus, first child stays free for the same booking and Last chance! Receive up to $150 in resort credit with stays booked by 6/30/19 travel window. for travel through 3/31/20. Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply; call for details. ROYAL HIDEAWAY PLAYACAR – RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO EL DORADO SEASIDE SUITES, A SPA RESORT, BY KARISMA – RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO A member of the Leading Hotels of the World consortium, there’s no doubt that this is among the most luxurious properties in the Playa del Carmen area, whose Fifth Swim-up suites on the second, third, even up to the sixth floor? That’s not just a Avenue is only a few minutes’ drive away. Although this adults-only resort has just fantasy—it’s part of the Gourmet Inclusive® experience at this secluded, distinctive around 200 rooms and suites, the amenities seem designed to accommodate far resort near Tulum. The Infinity section is where you’ll find pools built into the balconies more. For instance, six restaurants, including a chef’s table; six pools; and four bars of contemporary rooms, while the Palms half features a more authentic Mexican provide options aplenty. We recommend staying for at least long enough to try all ambiance. All benefit from AAA Four Diamond amenities and dining. of the restaurants—the food is purported by critics to be outstanding. Receive reduced rates and exclusive VIP amenities such as high-floor Last chance! Receive reduced rates for stays booked by 6/30/19 for travel by rooms for Oceanfront and above categories in the Infinity building, preferred 12/22/19 for stays of three nights or longer. restaurant seating, and included gourmet tasting experiences for bookings made and traveled by 12/31/20. PALAZZO NAIADI, THE DEDICA ANTHOLOGY, INFANTE SAGRES – PORTO, PORTUGAL AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION – ROME, ITALY Portugal is making its mark on the touristic map once again, and thAisrtuisntiqreunedgeermingin Porto’s historic district is a highly recommended way to have this city make its mark Yes, there’s a lot to do in Rome. But it’s important to return “home” to a place that does on travelers’ hearts. Each room is individually decorated with original artwork, award- the city justice, that brings the magic outside into your private space. This hotel does just winning furniture, and genuine antiques, and many were renovated and/or restored that, with chic rooms and suites that illustrate a timeless elegance, beautiful restaurants, as of April 2018. This legendary grande dame hotel is doubtless in its finest form a fusion spa, fitness center, lap pool, and solarium right on the premises. Adding to yet; its recent status as a 2019 Condé Nast Johansens Award-winner can testify to the magic, just outside are the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Via Veneto, that. Visit the port cellars—the beverage named after this city—nearby to toast to this and Via Urbana restaurants. combination of luxury and romance. Receive reduced rates on stays in a Junior, Executive, or Presidential Suite for | Reservations 800.284.0044 bookings made by 2/29/20 for travel 7/21/19 – 9/14/19 and 11/1/19 – 2/29/20.

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ FLYING FACTS FLYING FACTS Savings to Make Fantasy Reality AIRLINE ORIGIN DESTINATION EFFECTIVE FREQUENCY Surfing world-class beaches, or shopping historic avenues. Stepping into the SY DFW MBJ Spring & Summer 2019 2x Weekly movies, or tasting wines straight from the source. Turn their daydreams into B6 BOS SXM Spring & Fall 2019 Weekly mark-the-calendar plans with our Golden State deals. Ways to save include: NK BWI SJD Spring – Fall 2019 Weekly NK PHL SJU Spring – Fall 2019 5x Weekly • 15% off 2-night stays, 20% off 3-night stays, or every 4th night free at WN OAK OGG/HNL Spring – Fall 2019 2x Daily Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego – An ALG exclusive! WN SJU OGG/HNL Spring – Fall 2019 Daily A A DFW DUB Spring & Summer 2019 Daily • Room upgrade from Traditional to Poolside—with balcony!—room category A A PHL EDI Spring – Fall 2019 Daily at Sheraton Universal Hotel – An ALG exclusive! A A CLT MUC Spring – Fall 2019 Daily AZ IAD FCO Spring – Fall 2019 5x Weekly • Upgrade from Resort View Room to Partial Ocean View category, waived E I MSP DUB Summer & Fall 2019 Daily resort free, and 4th or 5th night free at the Hyatt Regency Huntington K L BOS AMS Spring – Fall 2019 3x Weekly Beach Resort and Spa – An ALG exclusive! UA DEN FRA Spring – Fall 2019 Daily • Full American breakfast for two at the Daily Grill restaurant ($36 value) at the THE VILLA EXPERIENCE Handlery Union Square Hotel in San Francisco Villa 3 at Golden Rays, Primošten, Croatia • 25% savings on stays 4 nights or longer at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa Book this summer for travel dates through next winter!* *Booking and travel windows vary by property. Blackout dates, minimum-stay requirements, and other restrictions may apply. Call for details. BREATHLESS RIVIERA CANCUN RESORT & SPA caption Book Early & Save More! Beachside Bliss Reduced rates and $200 in resort coupons make it a perfect pair for a stay at Private access to the beach. Private islands. When it comes to secluded luxury Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. This AAA Four Diamond-awarded resort with ocean views, there’s no experience quite like The Villa Experience. offers an atmosphere that is as lively as it is opulent, as vibrant and party-forward as it is upscale and relaxing. Choose from spending the day watching dancers Exotic Yet Familiar perform to the tunes of the day’s DJ or quietly “xhale”-ing at the spa-like quiet Being far from home doesn’t mean you can’t feel at home. Choose an exclusive pool. End the night at the pulse-pounding nightclub or with cozy drinks to acoustic address in Fiji, Thailand, or Indonesia, or take it to another level with a Tahitian guitars. But do it all in luxury at this beautiful resort. island where the only other people are the staff. Unlimited-Luxury® packages are per person and feature: All-American Roundtrip hotel transfers Live like a celebrity in a SoCal mansion, golf like a pro—when you’re not Hotel accommodations combing for shells—on Hilton Head, or embrace aloha on four Hawaiian Islands. Hotel tax and service charges Endless gourmet meals, snacks, and top-shelf spirits Tropical Tranquility 24-our room and concierge services Classic retreat or lesser-known gem? Mexico coast to coast, 24 Caribbean Non-motorized water sports destinations, and upcoming hot spots in Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama Daily activities provide plenty of options for both. Nightly entertainment and much more! Continental Charm Booking Window: Now – 8/22/19 | Travel Window: 1/1/20 – 4/11/20 Modern amenities meet old world glamour in places like Mykonos, the Côte Resort coupons are per room, per stay. $200 in resort coupons is broken down as follows: Two coupons of $40 and one coupon of $20 in spa treatments; $60 for one romantic dinner per stay, with one coupon of $40 d’Azur, and Algarve. Shorefront properties in Croatia—the Dalmatian Coast, and one coupon of $20; $40 for bottles of wine at any restaurant, with four coupons of $10. Resort coupons are not redeemable for cash and are nontransferable. Coupons must be presented at time of service request. Primoˆsten—make for ahead-of-the-trend vacationing.Font: GeosansLight V - is Custom Designed 888.284.3786 by Travel Impressions and Villas of Distinction Tours operated by Travel Impressions. Rates are land only, per person, and based on double occupancy. aBnladcwkoilul tb, ewceoelkleecntde,dhaotlidhaoyt,elancdhepceka-kouste.aRsaotness,uirncfhoarrmgeastioanp,palyn.dFoprroamll oRtiivoinesraaMreaayaccbpyurTrroaavpteeel Irmtapirteesstsi,iomntsheaendoRfViillvpaisueobrf aDliicsMtainctatiioyonan Municipality of Solidaridad environmental levy of 20 Mexican pesos per room, per day is not included and are subject to changes, exceptions, cancellation charges, and restrictions. Rates are subject to change based on currency fluctuations. Not responsible for errors or omissions in the publication of this newsletter. Additional higher priced packages available. Valid for new bookings only. Travel Impressions materials (including, but not limited to, names, trademark, service marks, logos, marketing materials, etc.) shall not be used, reproduced, transmitted or distributed in any way, except with the express written consent of Travel Impressions. CST #2139014-20. KA28608-19_VK_6.4.19

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