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Travel Insider September 2016

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Volume 11 – Issue 6 | June 20161 – Issue 9 | September 2016 Volume 1 THE TRAVELHE TRAVEL BOOK EARLY T LAST CHANCE TO INSIDERNSIDER BANK I Serving Travel Agents Exclusively Since 1974erving Travel Agents Exclusively Since 1974 MORE S A MESSAGE FROM A MESSAGE FROM 2,017 REASONS JEFF CLARKE SCOTT WISEMAN President and Chief Executive Officer President TO BOOK NOW Dear Travel Partners, Dear Travel Partners, Spring has sprung, and with this A little bit of advance planning can pay What a time to be joining Travel off big time…and that’s exactly what issue, it’s plain to see that TI has Impressions! Not only did we just we’re doing for next year’s travelers. certainly not been hibernating this winter. We’ve got a lot to ze award our grandest grand pri Not only are we offering enticing early announce this month, starting with yet for 31 Days of Giveaways, but booking bonuses for those who are our new Steal of a Deal program: we’re amping up for what will be ready to make next year amazing, we’re deals so good, they’re flat-out steals from an inventory that’s an incredibly exciting fall, starting with a heady round of also giving YOU 2,017 extra LoyalTI already competitively priced. Details on that and our Love Life competitive promotions and 2,017 Reasons to Book Now. First points every time you make a Together promotion, which awards—for a limited time only!— And by that, I mean 2,017 bonus LoyalTI First points for 2017 booking until September 15— up to 10,000 LoyalTI First points for every group booking of ten or more rooms within the booking and travel windows, 2017 bookings to get your new year started already ahead and that’s on top of any other bonus right here on the cover. Want more extra points? Booking with of the game. point offers! They say the early bird our Supplier of the Month, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, offers an additional 750, plus added values for your travelers. catches the worm, but for next year, it’s Not to rush the season, though—there’s still plenty to get the early bookers that score the points. ex That’s not all for program updates. Our Authentic Italy sale has cited about in 2016, from our Supplier of the Month offers launched, and we’ve also tweaked our in-demand Cuba tours at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels and free green fees at to be even more exciting, incorporating more of the wonderful Majestic Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to the experiences your customers want into itineraries they won’t Close your sales for travel AMResorts opening soon. We know there’s a lot, so we’ve be able to resist. Be sure to check our website for in-depth 1/1/17 – 12/31/17 between actually created a one-page reference in this issue to help now and 9/15/16 to claim an descriptions of what this sophisticated island has to offer. you keep track! We also include crib notes on each of the extra 2,017 points per booking! Speaking of incredible islands, Starwood’s specials in different brands, all of them half off for select booking and Hawaii and helpful tips on multi-stop bookings in Quest travel windows. simplify island-hopping for you and your customers. Hilton Hawaii is another option, but Jamaica and Dominican Another “cheat sheet” you should keep handy is the one on THE 2016 TRAVEL WEEKLY READERS CHOICE AWARDS Republic have their fair share of island appeal as well, with Aruba’s bountiful beaches. Next time someone asks which features on IBEROSTAR resorts, Ocean Blue & Sand, and Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa. one is the best, you’ll have not one, but six answers at the ready! On the other side of the coin—and the page—are Of course, who’s to say the perfect getaway has to be an options for the more adventurous. island? The Yucatan Peninsula has always been a favorite, and Karisma Hotels & Resorts and the updated Barceló All of this is on top of a free car rental with a Barbados megaplex in the Riviera Maya keep things exciting in Mexico, a destination never content to rest on its laurels. villa stay, outstanding added values and perks for booking GREWPS at any Karisma Hotel & Resort, and our “Hot Spots & Highlights” promotions and incentives, including Sincerely bonus commission for a very popular brand. If you couldn’t tell already, I’m thrilled to be sharing all of this with you for the first time as the president of Travel Impressions, and am looking forward to being the bearer of Jeff Clarke more good news as time marches on. Many thanks for your partnership and support—keep it coming! Thank you for your nominations! Sincerely, Your support means everything to us, and to see it manifest as your votes toward nominations for one of the industry’s most prestigious awards makes us more convinced than ever that making your success Scott Wiseman our destination only ensures our mutual success. | Reservations | Reservations 800-284-0044 travelimpr

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun SUPPLIER OF THE MONTH Poolscapes, golf greens, and “club crawls” with epic soundtracks. Eats you’ll want an encore of—and can, because it’s all included. And, of course, plush rooms and suites matched by A-list service. The Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and Dominican Republic have everything you need in an all-inclusive, plus all that you’d want in show-stopping excess. This September, get even more value with rates to sing about: book by 9/30/16 for travel 9/1/16 – 12/22/17 to save up to 46%! Let your clients rock the all-inclusive at: MEXICO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Plus, earn 750 bonus LoyalTI First Hard Rock Hotel Cancun Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana points per all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel booking made 9/1/16 – 9/30/16 Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya – Family Section for travel any time! Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya – Make their stay really legendary; Adults-Only Heaven Section ask how your clients can receive up to Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta $1,800 in Limitless Resort Credit!* Don’t miss a beat—suggest Travel Impressions’ Cancel for Any Reason Waiver for added peace of mind for your customers. Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply for non-refundable rates. Call for details. *A 20% service fee will apply over the final price of all transactions using the Limitless Resort Credit promotion on all services or products. Service fee can only be paid with cash, room charge, or credit card; service fee cannot be paid with remaining Limitless Resort Credit promotion balance. Unused credits are not redeemable for cash and are nontransferable. Ask for details. For more information on the LoyalTI First Bonus Points program, please visit KARISMA HOTELS & RESORTS PLUS, earn 25,000 LoyalTI First points! El Dorado Royale, a Gourmet Inclusive Resort, by Karisma ® Free Room + Resort Credit + Private Event Discount = DONE And for you, receive 25,000 bonus GREWPS (Gatherings, Reunions, Events, Weddings, Play, or Social) by Karisma are the stuff of legends. Make LoyalTI First points every time you make ® your clients’ next grand get-together a Gourmet Inclusive one they’ll be talking about for the rest of their lives a group booking of 10 rooms or more at an with these outstanding offers: El Dorado Spa Resort, Azul Hotel, or One free room for every six paid | $250 resort credit † Generations Resort, by Karisma this 20% off food and beverage for private event(s) September for travel ANY time! AND Up to 21% commission for qualifying bookings!* Booking Window: Now – 10/31/16 | Travel Window: 1/3/17 – 12/22/17 Visit to learn more! GREWPS Promotion requires a minimum stay of three nights, is not valid at Azul Sensatori Mexico and Azul Sensatori Jamaica, and is valid only on reservations booked within the room block through the same travel agent and tour operator. Rooms booked outside of the room block will not apply to total counts. Valid for all wedding and non-wedding groups. Private event discounts only apply to food and beverage portion for items purchased through banquet kit. The 20% discount on food and beverage applies to a minimum of five booked rooms. For free stay(s), room category is in the lead category or the lowest category and number of nights booked under the group contract applicable through 2017. Extra nights and category upgrade will be based on 2017 contracted rates. If the room is booked in a higher category for more nights than what’s qualified, a credit will be issued to apply toward that reservation. Resort credit is per room, per stay, and consists of: five $20 wine credits, † two $50 spa credits toward a massage, and one $50 candlelit dinner credit. Credits are not combinable with any other credit or voucher. Candlelit dinner credit is not valid on lobster menu. *Commission based only on land portion of booking. 21% commission is only for agents in good standing registered as Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants (GIVC), otherwise 20% commission will apply. Total commission is capped at 20%, with 19% received when agents register their bookings at ®; 1% is received when agents book online through Travel Impressions with Quest for Agents. | Reservations 800-284-0044

ONE HAPPY ISLAND, SIX STUNNING BEACHES A SEASIDE HAVEN FOR EVERY BEACHGOER The reasons Aruba has so many Happy Returners are endless—helped by its year-round 82-degree weather and unending sunshine—and with direct flights from over ten U.S. cities, getting there is breezier than a trade wind. But it’s the island’s gorgeous beaches that make the strongest lasting impressions. Get to know our top picks with this quick-reference guide. BABY BEACH PALM BEACH Crystal-clear waters, pristine sand, and the best snorkeling on the island. Where most of Aruba’s sumptuous resorts and high-rise hotels are found, Those are the trademarks of family-friendly Baby Beach, located opposite this two-mile strip is also known for water sports concessions, piers, beach the Palm Beach hotel zone and away from the touristic traffic. Its gentle bars, restaurants, and shops. Its calm waters are ideal for a swim or snorkel; waters offer safe splashing for small children and give swimmers the landlubbers can lounge in the sun or under a palapa. After dark, bustling chance to wade a long distance out and still be able to touch the sea floor. casinos and nightclubs come alive, and candlelit dinners along the beach Covered cabanas make for memorable picnics. make any occasion a romantic one. MANGEL HALTO HADICURARI BEACH On the southeast coast just past Aruba’s Spanish Lagoon is this secret spot Avid windsurfers slice the water and kitesurfers play with the trade winds on locals love for its signature “Mangel Halto Drift.” There you can “drift” on the this piece of paradise near Palm Beach. One of the most popular windsurfing water with a stand-up paddleboard or snorkeling excursion…or off to sleep spots on the planet, pros and amateurs are drawn here all year, even under the mangroves. Its reef is home to marine life such as parrotfish, blue competing in the annual International Aruba Hi Winds tournament each July. tangs, sponges, and anemones. Sail or dive further out for octopi, morays, Also prime for snorkeling, it’s recognizable by the cheery Fisherman’s Huts and barracuda. that dot its pebbly coastline. EAGLE BEACH DOS PLAYA A USA Today survey named this beach the best in the Caribbean, and Dramatic views and off-road adventure are the twin characteristics of Dos TripAdvisor consistently ranks it among the top ten in the world. You’ll Playa, set in seclusion between two cliffs within Arikok National Park. Casual recognize it easily —two of the island’s most photographed fofoti trees swimming isn’t advised at this North Coast beach, but experienced surfers silhouette its picture-perfect shores. Monthly beach tennis tournaments and bodyboarders will and do eagerly take to its turquoise waters, chasing and the annual international championship add athletic world renown to its the well-known waves. Most search for natural pools, climb Aruba’s highest accolades, while meditation and yoga sessions contribute a claim to wellness. hill, or tour the park grounds. Rates Starting at $383 Per Person for 3 Nights at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba – Beach Resort & Casino in a Superior Resort View Room Advertised rate valid for travel: 9/1/16 – 12/23/16 Package is per person and includes: Roundtrip hotel transfers | 3-night hotel accommodations | Hotel tax | Reservations 800-284-0044

ONE HAPPY ADVENTURE IN ARUBA When happiness is all around you, it’s hard to not feel buoyed up by it…and invincible! Beyond Aruba’s famous beaches, adventure-seekers have plenty of ways to chase that feeling; this is an island full of action, from underwater exploration to rugged and wild excursions through Arikok National Park. SUBMERGING INTO THE SCENERY Mostly found on the leeward side of the island, over 20 dive sites with great visibility range from 20 – 100 feet, including the captivating Antilla, the Caribbean’s largest shipwreck In One Happy Island, there’s no dive, and the SS Pedernales, a sunken World War II tanker. shortage of action, especially in the Catalina Bay and Arashi Reef are standouts for their brain water. Recommend your clients: and star coral, sea fans, angelfish, eels, barracuda…even the occasional octopus! If your clients are first-time divers, • Set sail on a catamaran for snorkeling, lively check with their resort if introductory lessons in the pool are music, and light lunches or cocktails at sea included in their rate. • Snorkel any number of shallow reefs to discover their colorful kaleidoscope of coral WINDSURFING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD and tropical fish Between the favorable wind and water conditions and year- round pleasant weather, it’s no wonder Aruba has a global • Try SNUBA! Aquatic aficionados and reputation as a windsurfing mecca. More experienced beginner divers alike can gear up—with clients should head to Hadicurari Beach (also known as a regulator and hose that attach from Fisherman’s Huts) to put their skills to the test; spectators can swimmer to boat—and jump right in among time their visits to coincide with one of dozens of international a plethora of marine life and prismatic reefs tournaments and events. with this popular alternative to snorkeling and scuba diving. ARIKOK NATIONAL PARK • Test their balance and see what’s “SUP” Sprawling across nearly 20% of Aruba, this government- with stand-up paddleboarding, Aruba’s protected national park is a playground for adventure, offering newest trending water sport. Palm Beach 20 miles of desert-like terrain. Explorers can opt for ATV, UTV, and Mangel Halto make the perfect venues, Jeep safari, horseback, or hiking trails to spot burrowing owls giving paddlers a unique perspective of and blue whiptail lizards among cactus-speckled landscapes, the island while getting a full body workout hidden beaches, natural bridges and pools, and historical against the northeast trade winds. painted caves. | Reservations 800-284-0044

HALF THE COST, DOUBLE THE LUXURY AMRESORTS RATES REDUCED BY 50%! Get those go bags ready, because this is the deal of a lifetime! The fastest-growing luxury leisure resort company is giving travelers the chance to experience the phenomenon for themselves with rates reduced by half for bookings made by 10/24/16 for travel by 12/22/16 at any of their six unique brands. On top of those significant savings, they’ll receive all of the amenities of Endless Privileges , Unlimited-Luxury , and Unlimited-Fun of their chosen resort, ® ® ® including: $200 or $400 in resort coupons (depending on resort and room category booked) | Complimentary green fees | Unlimited Connectivity | Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience ZOËTRY WELLNESS & SPA RESORTS DREAMS RESORTS & SPAS Riviera Maya & Cancun, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Riviera Maya, Cancun, Huatulco, Los Cabos & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica Punta Cana & La Romana, Dominican Republic; Guanacaste, Costa Rica; Endless Privileges properties that celebrate The Art of Life™, these sumptuous, Playa Bonita, Panama ® boutique-style resorts feature no set check-in or check-out times, maid service These Unlimited-Luxury resorts prove that a sophisticated vacation and ® thrice daily, included laundry service, BVLGARI bath amenities, and more. family getaway needn’t be mutually exclusive. Gracious appointments can be ® Frequently organic gourmet and healthy choices grace all their menus for romantic or practical as the situation calls for. The complimentary Core Zone refined dining that embraces wellness as much as decadent relaxation. Teens Club and Red Cross-certified staff at the Explorer’s Club for ages 3 – 12 give parents license to enjoy stolen moments, decadent spa treatments, or SECRETS RESORTS & SPAS golf dates without worry. Riviera Maya, Cancun, Cozumel, Huatulco, Los Cabos & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Punta Cana & Cap Cana, Dominican Republic; NOW RESORTS & SPAS Montego Bay, Jamaica; Guanacaste, Costa Rica Cancun & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Unlimited-Luxury is where infinite romance begins at AMResorts’ adults- For Unlimited-Luxury with a modern slant, this is the brand you’ll want to ® ® only, couples-centric resorts. Found on some of the world’s most desirable choose. Excellent for multigenerational as well as standard family vacations, beachfronts, they’re known for their elegant, spacious accommodations Now Resorts & Spas also feature the Core Zone Teens Club and Explorer’s with jetted tubs and private terraces/balconies, 24-hour concierge and room Club for kids on site. Preferred Club accommodations are available for even service, and even Unlimited Connectivity. The Secrets Spa by Pevonia more premium amenities. ® takes it up another notch. SUNSCAPE RESORTS & SPAS BREATHLESS RESORTS & SPAS Cozumel, Ixtapa & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Punta Cana & Puerto Plata, Cancun & Los Cabos, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Dominican Republic; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Willemstad, Curaçao Montego Bay, Jamaica Unlimited-Fun is the promise of this casual, family-friendly, value-oriented ® Youthful energy meets Unlimited-Luxury at this chic line of resorts. brand. Whimsical features like red carpet stairs and resort passports for ® Contemporary, cool, and trendy nightlife are the hallmarks of these properties kids enhance signature AMResorts conveniences such as private terraces, specially designed for social butterflies. Oversized, stylish accommodations beachfront settings, included Explorer’s Club for kids, and reservation-free are elevated even higher in xhale club categories, but a full schedule of dining for a vacation your way. festive events doesn’t get any better than this. ® Rates Starting at $288 Per Person for 3 Unlimited-Fun Nights at Sunscape Splash Montego Bay in a Deluxe Resort View Room with Two Double Beds Includes $200 in resort coupons!* Advertised rate valid for travel: 12/5/16 – 12/8/16 Booking Window: Now – 10/24/16 | Travel Window: Now – 12/22/16 | Blackout Dates: 11/23/16 – 11/26/16 ® Unlimited-Fun package is per person and includes: Roundtrip hotel transfers | 3-night hotel accommodations | Hotel tax and service charges | Unlimited meals, snacks, and domestic and international beverages Non-motorized water sports | Daily activities | Live entertainment three nights per week and much more! *$200 in resort coupons is per room, per stay, and 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 and one coupon of $20; and $40 for bottles of wine at any restaurant, with four coupons of $10. $400 in resort coupons is broken down as follows: Three coupons of $40 and four coupons of $20 in spa treatments; $120 for two romantic dinners; and $80 for bottles of wine at any restaurant, with eight coupons of $10. Resort coupons are not redeemable for cash, nontransferable, and must be presented at time of service request. | Reservations 800-284-0044

AMRESORTS TO COME EAGERLY ANTICIPATED ADDITIONS TO THE AMRESORTS COLLECTION The wealth of options provided by AMResorts gets even richer as time ticks on. Here are some of the most exciting properties you and your clients can look forward to visiting in the near future. October 2016 November 2016 DREAMS DOMINICUS LA ROMANA SECRETS CAP CANA RESORT & SPA DREAMS PLAYA MUJERES We can almost count the minutes to the grand Set in a private gated community on sugar- GOLF & SPA RESORT opening of this new resort, set to join Dreams sanded Juanillo Beach, “haven” is definitely the This resort is such a show-stopper, we’re La Romana Resort & Spa on Bayahibe Beach. right word for this new and exclusive property. featuring it twice! Page 8 provides you with new Three pools, an expansive spa with gardens and Within, there’s a protected harbor marina, details, but as a teaser, did you know that all hydrotherapy areas, and nearly instant access to renowned fishery, and the Jack Nicklaus Punta guests over 18 will also receive full privileges at the country’s best golf courses are reasons we Espada golf course—all just a mere 20 minutes Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort next can’t wait to see that ribbon cut! from Punta Cana’s airport. door? Flip to the back cover to learn more. December 2016 NOW ONYX PUNTA CANA ZOËTRY MONTEGO BAY JAMAICA BREATHLESS MONTEGO BAY RESORT & SPA This year’s second grand prize for our 31 Days Just five minutes from the airport lies an The exhilarating concept already available in Punta of Giveaways, this resort’s been set to impress upscale hidden gem called the Ironshore Cana and Mexico is coming soon to another since its initial conception. Fifteen swimming neighborhood. Within this community will quintessential destination as lively and vibrant as pools feature infinity, children’s, and saltwater now be a 49-suite, ultra-luxe first foray into these resorts are! Their packed party calendar will options; good times on the beach can include Jamaica for the Zoëtry brand. Set on a private be full of events like dance parties, fashion shows, big-screen movies or live entertainment. In alabaster beach, the wellness retreat will offer and live DJ appearances that’ll make getting there addition to over 500 suites, Preferred Club “luxurious indulgence without the guilt” at early more stylish than late. service will also be offered. three gourmet restaurants. SUNSCAPE BAVARO BEACH PUNTA CANA SUNSCAPE DOMINICAN BEACH PUNTA CANA Facing El Cortecito Beach, Unlimited-Fun is El Cortecito Beach is getting not one, but two ® going to come in the form of family-friendly rooms additions by year’s end. This Unlimited-Fun ® and suites with balconies/terraces and 24-hour resort is also going to offer a variety of treatments access to food and beverage options at the kid- at its spa and a well-equipped fitness center. friendly Pizza Stop. On site will also be two pools, Along with the same gorgeous beachfront, the a galleria shopping center, game room, and, of new Sunscapes will share 12 dining options and course, kids and teens clubs. plentiful amenities. | Reservations 800-284-0044

HOT SPOTS & HIGHLIGHTS ZOËTRY PARAISO DE LA BONITA RIVIERA MAYA – RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO OCCIDENTAL GRAND ARUBA RESORT – PALM BEACH, ARUBA When a AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort is offering 50% off their rates, that Now part of Barceló Hotels & Resorts, this crowd-pleasing all-inclusive is everything should be reason enough to make it a Hot Spot. But this resort takes it further every guests want in an anytime beach getaway, starting with year-round warm weather, day, from mornings that start in exquisite oceanfront suites to afternoons that can unbroken by clouds or rain, and continuing the leisure with seven restaurants and six include a complimentary art pairing tour or green fees at a nearby course to sunsets bars, including a disco. A brand-new gym, on-site casino, and plentiful daily activities give best enjoyed on the resort’s catamaran. That’s all in addition to organic culinary parents plenty of reason to let the kids play at the supervised kids club, for ages 4 – 12. selections, use of the aqua gym, and more. Receive a 2% bonus commission using promo code BAR2% for Deluxe Rooms Part of the AMResorts-wide sale! Rates reduced to half for bookings made by or 3% with promo code BAR3% for nine categories from Deluxe Lanai Garden 10/24/16 for travel by 12/22/16, plus hundreds of dollars in resort coupons. View to Master Suite Royal Club Ocean View booked by 10/31/16 for travel through 12/31/17. Receive a bonus 2% commission with promo code BAR2% on bookings made and traveled by 12/16/17 in nine more categories, from Grand Concierge to Royal Club Master Suite Oceanfront. Visit site for details. IBEROSTAR GRAND HOTEL ROSE HALL – MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA THE ST. REGIS PRINCEVILLE RESORT – KAUAI, HAWAII Part of IBEROSTAR’s Grand Collection, this adults-only all-inclusive earns its AAA The first St. Regis in the Hawaiian Islands, set in a pristine 9,000-acre resort community, Four Diamond and TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards with amenities like personal this luxurious property puts you right on the North Shore of the breathtaking Garden butler service, sparkling wine welcome at check-in, evening ironing, sun products and Isle. Here, the backdrop is Na Molokama Mountains or Hanalei Bay, depending on reading materials for pool- or beachside lounging, and even a sheet menu for your bed. the direction you’re facing. There’s no wrong way to look, though, when the unspoiled To further sweeten the stay, a complimentary round of golf (per room, per stay) at a von landscape is splendid in every direction; even when out and about, guests get the Hagge- and Baril-designed course is on the colonial-style house. views they crave—Limahuli Garden and Preserve is only 20 minutes away. Save up to 25% on stays booked by 10/31/16 for travel 11/1/16 – 4/30/17. Receive reduced rates for bookings made and traveled by 12/31/16. Blackout dates: 12/23/16 – 12/31/16. MONARCH BEACH RESORT – DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA NEW! THE BROOKS HOTEL – DUBLIN, IRELAND This Orange County property sets the standards sky high; it’s earned both a Forbes Five Just steps from the shopping, street entertainment, dining, and—did we mention?— Star and AAA Five Diamond rating, and promises to win even more accolades fresh as it is shopping of Grafton Street, this expanded hotel near St. Stephens Green is highly from its renovations. Completed this past June, a coastal color palette and beach house- recommended for an upscale, central stay. An Irish family-owned property of 98 inspired details bring the unobstructed ocean views to the front of every guest’s mind. guestrooms and a beautifully impressive 26-seat screening room available to rent, The exclusive Dana Point coastline is just outside its doors, as is the Golf Magazine Gold- it offers a distinctly modern yet local atmosphere. Hand-crafted, Galway-sourced winning Monarch Beach Golf Links. Have the included butler schedule your tee time. furniture and unique artwork add character, and getting to Trinity College, Croke Park, and more from here is exceedingly easy. Receive the 4 night free on bookings made by 3/31/17 for travel th 9/11/16 – 3/31/17. | Reservations 800-284-0044

THE VILLA EXPERIENCE FLYING FACTS AIRLINE ORIGIN DESTINATION EFFECTIVE FREQUENCY United Airlines Chicago (ORD) Saint Lucia (UVF) 12/17/16 Saturdays* Newark (EWR) Saint Lucia (UVF) 12/18/16 Sundays* *Seasonal service until April 2017 Alila Complimentary Car Rental in Barbados 465 Smith Street Barbados’s white, crushed-coral beaches are a standout; over a dozen have received Farmingdale, NY 11735 TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Let your clients add rave reviews of their own with a stay in one of our luxurious private estates, cottages, or condominiums. Most are fully and expertly staffed, but each now includes a car rental—for excursions from guests’ own stunning beach to other famous shores—with stays of five nights or more Font: GeosansLight traveled by 12/14/17.* V - is Custom Designed 888.284.3786 by Travel Impressions and Villas of Distinction *Blackout dates: 12/20/16 – 1/10/17. Mention code BDS-DRIVE16 when booking. Offer valid until further notice, subject to availability and change, and not combinable with other promotional offers. Covers base rental car cost by Travel Impressions and Villas of Distinction for 4-passenger economy car for up to 7 days. Car rental will be delivered to the villa on day of arrival if before 5 PM or the next day for late arrivals. Clients are responsible for 17.5% tax, gas, mandatory liability insurance, and Barbados driver’s license. Should economy car type be unavailable, base cost of a car rental up to $195/week now through 12/14/16 and from 5/1/17 – 12/14/17 and $295/week 1/11/17 – 4/30/17 will be covered. No cash value will be provided if rental car is available. Upgrades and additional vehicles available at additional cost; rate for base car rental on first vehicle will be deducted from the cost of the upgraded vehicle. Additional restrictions may apply. DREAMS PLAYA MUJERES GOLF & SPA RESORT MAJESTIC RESORTS Majestic Elegance All-Suite, All-New: Opening November 2016! Glory on the Green A companion property to Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Dominican Republic knows good golf…and how to deliver it. That’s what makes the M C M M M E Resort, this stretch of perfect beach is not just for couples offer of free green fees with a stay at Majestic Resorts in Punta Cana so irresistible! anymore! Families and friends can now bring the little ones In addition to an upscale all-inclusive resort experience on gorgeous grounds with the introduction of Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort. Connecting rooms overlooking an azure sea, guests can now enjoy a round or two on the house. that can accommodate up to ten guests, plus a water park and lazy river make this latest Stay 5 nights or more in the main section of Majestic Colonial or Majestic addition to the Yucatan Peninsula one of “Dreams” come true. O B S (O J) J S  J C C J S  J Elegance, and receive one complimentary green fee per person, per stay*. Stay 5 Pre-Opening Special Rates + $200 in Resort Coupons!* nights or more at the Colonial Club or Elegance Club, and double that. Or, stay at 3 Unlimited-Luxury Nights from $611 Per Person the new Majestic Mirage, opening this December, and receive unlimited green fees ® in a Junior Suite Garden View with Two Queen Beds with any stay! Advertised rate valid for travel: 12/5/16 – 12/8/16 Book and travel by 12/23/17 (with travel beginning 1/15/17 for Majestic Mirage) Booking Window: Now – 1/31/18 | Travel Window: 11/30/16 – 1/31/18 to perfect your swing here in the Caribbean. ® Unlimited-Luxury package is per person and includes: Roundtrip hotel transfers | 3-night hotel accommodations | Hotel tax and service charges | Endless gourmet meals, snacks, and top-shelf spirits 24-hour room and concierge services | Non-motorized water sports Daily activities | Nightly entertainment and much more! Rounds of golf must be played at the Punta Blanca golf course. Pick-up and drop-off at hotel lobby and driving range and balls are included. Golf cart fee is mandatory and at an additional charge. Green fees *$200 in resort coupons is per room, per stay, and broken down as follows: Two coupons of $40 and one must be booked on individual basis and are not applicable to groups for tournaments or scrambles. Green coupon of $20 in spa treatments; $60 for one romantic dinner per stay, with one coupon of $40 and one fees are nontransferable between guests. *Based on double occupancy. A $10 per person Tourist Card is coupon of $20; and $40 for bottles of wine at any restaurant, with four coupons of $10. Resort coupons are payable at the airport upon arrival in Dominican Republic. Guests may now pre-purchase these cards prior not redeemable for cash, nontransferable, and must be presented at time of service request. to departure at Tours operated by Travel Impressions, Ltd. Rates are land only, per person and based on double occupancy. Blackout, weekend, holiday and peak season surcharges apply. All public charter flights sold through Travel Impressions on Aeromexico PC# 15-111/PC #15-112; Alaska Airlines PC #14-095/PC #15-088; Allegiant Airlines PC #15-118; Frontier Airlines PC #14-063/PC #14-064; Icelandair PC #15-103; Sunwing Airlines PC #15-129/PC #15-148; Swift Air PC #15-138; Viva Aerobus PC #15-168; Volaris PC #15-141; XTRA Airways PC #14-120/PC #15-094/PC #15-095 are operated by Apple Vacations, LLC. Rates, information, and promotions are accurate at time of publication 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 printing 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 #2029006-20, IOWA #758, Washington UBI #602 425 801. KA051-16_SH/kl_8.23.16

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