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Volume 14 – Issue 3 | March 2019 THE TRAVEL INSIDER Serving Travel Agents Exclusively Since 1974 A MESSAGE FROM SCOTT WISEMAN President, Travel Impressions Dear Travel Partners, Can it be spring already? The thermostat says no, but there’s an easy fix for that—just head out toward the sun! And we have plenty of ways your customers can do just that, starting with our corporate Springtacular Savings sale, details for which you’ll find right alongside this message. SPRINGTACULAR AMResorts is always a smart brand to start with for inspiration, with properties across Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean SAVINGS for every travel style. They’re our Supplier of the Month, so you can cash in on bonus LoyalTI First points on those resorts in addition to getting TRIPLE credit toward your earning thresholds for booking them this month. Not only that, but they’ve been a great value this winter, between our Love in a Flash Sale and the $20.19 upgrade Exclusive Offers! promotion. Their crowd-pleasing Now Resorts & Spas brand gets a mini feature in this issue, as does Breathless Resorts & Spas, a brand that brings the party and the class. Some things aren’t meant to be rushed … but springtime certainly is! Will away the winter with us by jumping on board the vacation train with our Puerto Rico is also a failsafe destination, having been back in action Springtacular Savings specials: instant savings and/or reduced rates you won’t with improvements that just keep coming, as evidenced by one of find anywhere else but with ALG. With deals just for our partners, it’s an easy our Hot Spots and Highlights, the stunning Dorado Beach, a Ritz- Carlton Reserve. Joining this territory as a passport-free destination leap into spring with us. to bring a smile to anyone’s face is Florida, a state that’s inviting Earn 2,500 bonus LoyalTI First points per booking of 3 nights visitors to “Soak Up the Fun in the Sun” with a month-long sale. or longer at any participating resort this month! But if a city escape is more their speed than a sandy shore getaway, this is a great month to book Marriott hotels in Europe. Keep flipping Join us at: to find out why! • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana • El Dorado Seaside Suites, a Spa Resort by Karisma This is also the last month to dive into our #VAXFacts series on • Barceló Maya Palace Facebook, where every Friday means more ways to use our new • Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa booking platform more efficiently. So stay warm and stay in touch, friends! Brighter days are just ahead. • Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, and more! Yours, Booking Window: 3/1/19 – 3/31/19 | Travel Window: 5/1/19 – 9/30/19 Blackout dates and weekend, holiday, and peak season surcharges apply. Agents must be registered with VAX VacationAccess and LoyalTI First travel agent rewards program at time of booking to earn points. LoyalTI First is Scott Wiseman not valid for group bookings. A fun destination for families seeking music, history, art, and culture. An inclusive environment for couples of all kinds. A luxurious spot for leisure and highbrow activities, like golf and fine dining. This is Puerto Rico, and there’s a lot more to discover … all without need of a passport. Back and better than ever, this vacation destination should be at the top of your list of recommendations. Book early before word gets out!

SUPPLIER OF THE MONTH | | | When the luxury and fun are unlimited, family getaways at AMResorts become priceless memories—at an incredible value. Book this March, and your customers will exclusively receive $300 in resort coupons per room, per stay. Plus, they’ll also save up to $300, instantly, when you combine with the Savings in Bloom promotion! Choose from four beachfront brands across Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America: Receive 500 bonus Dreams Resorts & Spas – Unlimited-Luxury for couples and couples with children. LoyalTI First ® Now Resorts & Spas – Unlimited-Luxury for reconnecting every generation. points for every ® New! Reflect Resorts & Spas – Unlimited-Luxury for the spirited traveler. ® Sunscape Resorts & Spas – Unlimited-Fun for the kid in everyone. FIT AMResorts ® booking you make Supplier of the Month Resort Coupon Promotion: Booking Window: 3/1/19 – 3/31/19 | Travel Window: 3/1/19 – 12/22/19 3/1/19 – 3/31/19! Savings in Bloom Promotion: Booking Window: Now – 4/30/19 | Travel Window: Now – 8/17/19 Don’t forget! As part of our Three for Three incentive, AMResorts and Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flight packages count 3x toward your revenue thresholds! See back page for more information. Applicable to groups and combinable with 3G Promotion. Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply; visit 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. All Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights purchased through Travel Impressions are operated by ALG Vacations Corp. BREATHLESS RESORTS & SPAS, FOR ADULTS ONLY NOW RESORTS & SPAS ® Better at Breathless Unlimited-Luxury for Reconnecting Every Generation Ready to live your best life? They’ve got you covered! At Breathless Resorts & Modern spaces in beautiful places. That’s what Now Resorts & Spas offers, Spas, everything is better with luxury accommodations, including VIP service, creating amazing backgrounds for memories kids, teens, and adults alike will mouthwatering meals worthy of a #instafood post, trendsetting day and night hold onto forever. Active and lively settings, supervised kids and teens clubs, events, and opportunities to reenergize and reconnect with your best self. and well-appointed accommodations with room for everyone make this line of resorts an infallible choice in Mexico and Dominican Republic. Choose your setting: Mexico Mexico Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa Now Amber Puerto Vallarta Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa Now Jade Riviera Cancun Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Opening 2021! Breathless Cancun Resort & Spa – Ground-breaking just announced! Opening Late 2019! Now Natura Riviera Cancun Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa Now Larimar Punta Cana Now Onyx Punta Cana Jamaica Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa Unlimited-Luxury packages are per person and feature: ® Roundtrip hotel transfers | Hotel accommodations | Hotel tax and service charges | Endless meals, snacks, and top-shelf spirits | 24-hour room and concierge services Non-motorized water sports | Daily activities | Nightly entertainment and much more! | Reservations 800.284.0044

BRAND-NEW WOW FROM RIU HOTELS & RESORTS Learn more about the exciting emerging destination of Costa Mujeres on the next page! RIU Hotels & Resorts has a new address: Costa Mujeres! Joining an exclusive gated community comprised of the world’s top all-inclusive resort brands, the newly constructed Riu Palace Costa Mujeres is an addition designed to turn heads. Located directly on the Costa Mujeres Beach, this 600+ room resort is bringing RIU’s signature touches to what will soon be the most desired sub-destination on Mexico’s East Coast. Opening Rate Promotion 3 All-Inclusive Nights from $430 Per Person in a Junior Suite Garden View Advertised rate is valid for travel 6/20/19 – 6/25/19 and varies by departure date | Booking & Travel Window: Now – 12/23/19 All-inclusive package price is per person 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! Junior Suite Garden View | Reservations 800.284.0044

BRAND-NEW WOW FROM RIU HOTELS & RESORTS Swim-Out Junior Suite The previous page was a visual journey of what’s in store for guests of Riu Palace Costa Mujeres. However, for the detail-oriented—like the staff at this luxury resort, newly opened in November 2018—it’s the specifics that can sell the experience. Novel things to note include: • Top-floor locations for all restaurants and bars for endless sweeping views • Brand-new Swim-Out Junior Suite room category just for adults • Sports activities with RiuFit • Art with RiuArt • Oversized accommodations • Five pools, two of which have swim-up bars • Full access to neighboring hotel Riu Dunamar, which features: > Pacha discotheque > RiuLand kids club > Splash Water World water park RIU brand highlights for this resort include: • 24-hour all-inclusive service • In-room included mini-bars and beverage dispensers • Balcony or terrace in every room • Main buffet restaurant with American breakfast and show-cooking stations • Japanese-, Mexican-, and Italian-themed restaurants • Fusion and fine dining restaurant, Krystal • Live shows and daily entertainment • Renova Spa wellness center and fitness facilities • Free WiFi throughout the property ABOUT COSTA MUJERES Mellow. Undeveloped. Luxurious. These are all words that easily describe the next up-and-coming resort destination in the Yucatan Peninsula as it begins to boom. It’s being built according to a master development plan, but for now, it’s a gated luxury community for customers like yours. Designed with reverence to the natural environment, this region’s shores tend to feature plants and shrubs along with the white, sugar-soft beaches gently caressed by a deeper blue sea. 25 minutes north of the Cancun airport Near Puerto Juarez, for easy access to Isla Mujeres 170-slip marina and Playa Mujeres Golf Club within the gated community Bordered by the Caribbean Sea and Laguna de Chacmuchuch Preserve Conveniently close to the Isla Mujeres sea turtle conservation center, Chichen Itza, and El Rey ruins | Reservations 800.284.0044

EIGHT WAYS TO LIVE THE PALACE LIFE Beach Palace Cozumel Palace Isla Mujeres Palace Playacar Palace Leave it to Palace Resorts to offer a lifestyle so luxurious, it can only be palatial. Get to know your options. Beach Palace Sun Palace Playfully chic with two rooftop pools and a family-friendly vibe in the heart of Only adults need apply to this upscale, smaller resort in the quiet part of Cancun’s Cancun’s Hotel Zone, comfort and convenience are given an upscale touch. Hotel Zone. Decadent details and an expansive white beach add romance. Cozumel Palace Moon Palace Cancun For children—and adults—of the ocean, this one’s for you! Dive, snorkel, Get in the thick of it at this dynamic megaresort, where 12 restaurants and 13 or swim right from the dock to one of the world’s most beautiful reefs. bars are only the start of why this is a top pick that wows time after time. Isla Mujeres Palace The Grand At Moon Palace Cancun For couples only, secluded romance is what this island retreat has to Big-resort energy and boutique luxury come together in the expanded adults- offer, starting with a complimentary boat ride to the resort for days of only section of the brand’s flagship. More restaurants, exclusive areas, and new rustic refinement. rooms headline. Playacar Palace Moon Palace Jamaica A sanctuary of splendor for couples, families, and groups near charming Its size isn’t the only thing that makes this Caribbean offshoot worthy of sharing Playa del Carmen, its smaller size translates greater thoughtfulness. a name with its sister resort, providing all the opulence in a different destination. Turn the page to learn about Le Blanc Spa Resorts! 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! Sun Palace Moon Palace Cancun The Grand At Moon Palace Cancun Moon Palace Jamaica | Reservations 800.284.0044

ADULTS-ONLY OASES OF PERFECTION Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun Live well; be well. This upscale pair of resorts allows both congruously on either side of Mexico. An emphasis on a healthy, peaceful way of existence leads to relaxation you won’t find in other environments. Lavish accommodations, world-class dining, high-end amenities from names like CHI and BVLGARI , in-room aromatherapy, ® ® special bath preparations, pillow menus, and butler service on top of already extraordinary general service is just the combination to put any mind at ease. Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos Recently renovated, this Hotel Zone property is even more stylish and The latest addition to the brand and a modern encore to its award-winning immaculate—quite a feat for a resort that has long been a leader in Cancun counterpart, this extraordinary resort near El Arco helps guests graceful hospitality for this area. make the most out of Cabo’s year-round, wonderfully arid sunshine days and sparkling nights. • Three freeform outdoor pools • Two swim-up bars • Four invigorating beachfront pools • Two-person whirlpool tubs in rooms • Uniquely designed grounds that make every view an ocean view • Apple TV and Netflix technology in rooms • Marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and rainfall showers • Four extraordinary restaurants, plus 24-hour room service • Nine incredible restaurants, including the first Lebanese inclusion in the region • Five lovely bars and lounges • Five bars, including two swim-ups and a lounge with fire pits • Stunning spa with 19 treatment suites • 25 treatment suites in a gorgeous full-service spa • Seasonal baby turtle release program • Complimentary use of an extensive hydrotherapy circuit Learn more with a throwback! Visit and search #BestofLeBlanc to see what we experienced #OnLocaTIon, posted unfiltered and in real time! 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! Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos | Reservations 800.284.0044

HOT SPOTS & HIGHLIGHTS ALOHILANI RESORT WAIKIKI BEACH – VOYAGER 47 CLUB AT OUTRIGGER REEF WAIKIKI BEACH RESORT – OAHU, HAWAII OAHU, HAWAII Having opened only recently in May 2018 to the fanfare of having one of the “The 10 Most Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort’s premier club is now available to book! This new Instagram-Worthy Pools in America” (, this hot spot is getting yet another level of stay at a classic beachfront favorite features dedicated rooms for this category highlight this spring. Premiering in the next season is the Longboard Club, a private of guest; an exclusive lounge serving full breakfast daily along with evening appetizers lounge and category for guests who want to further elevate their getaway. For all, there and assorted beverages; enhanced in-room amenities; waived resort fees; and more. are Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s two restaurants, a 280,000-gallon oceanarium, and Standard for all guests is warm Hawaiian hospitality and proximity to Waikiki Beach Walk ® rooms that open up to views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Bay from their private lanais. and other headline Oahu attractions. LOPESAN COSTA BAVARO RESORT, SPA & CASINO – DORADO BEACH, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE – PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DORADO BEACH, PUERTO RICO Haven’t heard of this brand before? Well, that’s because it’s been a European gem, Back in finer form than ever before, this exquisite resort built on the former Laurance owned by a hotel group whose portfolio is mostly spread across Spain. However, the Rockefeller estate proves that some things are just worth the wait. Millions of dollars amenities and features are universal: six pools—including a bi-level infinity pool—an in renovations have resulted in 114 rooms that have floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, adults-only area, two buffets in addition to à la carte restaurants, two beach clubs, and expansive terraces, outdoor shower gardens, reimagined cuisine in improved spacious rooms in soothing aqua tones. Ritz-worthy restaurants, and 11 miles of still-beautiful beaches. ROYAL HIDEAWAY PLAYACAR – PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO PARIS MARRIOTT OPERA AMBASSADOR HOTEL – PARIS, FRANCE Just a short drive from Fifth Avenue, this adults-only resort certainly lives up to its name. For a dramatic stay at a dramatic discount, this hotel is the right choice. In the heart of It’s a hideaway that leaves guests wanting for nothing—as its standing as a Leading the Opera District, this Art Deco-inspired hotel has a distinct and retro vibe and modern Hotel of the World proves—and among one of the most luxurious properties in the area. details. Think complimentary WiFi, an up-to-date gym, Executive Lounge, and sleek That’s saying quite a bit for this competitive region, but they set themselves apart with bathrooms. Wonderful restaurants, department stores, and easy access to everything six pools, six restaurants (including a chef’s table), a high-end spa, and upscale rooms on the Right Bank in central Paris are added bonuses. with name-brand amenities. *Part of the Marriott Europe sale. See back page for more options.* Save up to 40% on bookings made by 3/31/19 for travel 3/2/19 – 12/31/19. | Reservations 800.284.0044

THE VILLA EXPERIENCE DOUBLE, EVEN TRIPLE Lika YOUR REVENUE CREDIT WITH TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS! Reach Your Goals Sooner Italian Villa, American Dream THIS MONTH ONLY! “Italian” and “villa” are words that just seem to go together. Very often, it’s a Travel Impressions knows no one works harder than travel agents. Tuscan manor that takes the spotlight for this fantasy … but have you considered That’s why, for the entire month of March, we’re counting EVERY the Amalfi Coast? If not, here are four reasons you should: booking you make DOUBLE toward your revenue goals. For Giulia example, if you book $50,000 worth of business between 3/1/19 and A hilltop property in Positano with its own indoor pool, soothingly white color 3/31/19, we’ll count that as $100,000 toward your revenue threshold … palette, and three parking spots to facilitate area exploration. bringing you that much closer to being one of our Best of the Best. Lika A three-story waterfront home just off the beach and walking distance from town, Make it an AMResorts and/or Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flight decorated with coastal accents and colors. package, and you’ll edge ahead even faster with TRIPLE credit! Romeo A vine-bedecked seaside estate that brings the country and the coast together Start booking NOW to get a head start in joining us this November— just 15 minutes from Sorrento. and earning exclusive BOB benefits year-round. Pamina th A 17 century house draped off a Positano cliff amid lemon trees and featuring Font: GeosansLight two kitchens and dining areas for a real taste of southern Italy. V - is Custom Designed 888.284.3786 by Travel Impressions and Villas of Distinction FLORIDA SALE MARRIOTT EUROPE SALE by Travel Impressions and Villas of Distinction SAVE Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice UP TO 40 % Soak Up the Fun in the Sun Sale American Luxury in European Destinations Time to hit the Sunshine State! With deals across all of Florida, now’s the Europe is a lot more approachable with the comfort of a trusted American time to book that trip to our most popular peninsula. Some of our most diverse brand to come home to … especially with rates this dramatically discounted. deals include: From cities eternal to those full of light, this sale is the perfect opportunity to see as much of the Continent as possible. • 4 night free with daily breakfast for two at Sheraton Sand Key Resort Save 25% – 40% on: th • 4 night free at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, • Le Méridien Etoile in Paris th a Curio Collection by Hilton and LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort • Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel • 40% off at Nobu Hotel Miami Beach and 41% off Eden Roc Miami Beach • Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague • 25% off Fontainebleau Miami Beach • Le Méridien Visconti Rome • 10% off The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort • The Westin Excelsior, Rome • $75 resort credit per room, per stay at Naples Grande Beach Resort • The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel, Autograph Collection • Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg … And that’s just a sample! Sign in to VAX to explore the details. • The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice • Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice Booking Window: 3/1/19 – 3/31/19* • Le Méridien Vienna Travel Window: Varies by Property Booking Window: 3/1/19 – 3/31/19 *Some property-specific exclusions apply. Travel Window: 3/2/19 – 12/31/19 Tours operated by Travel Impressions. Rates are land only, per person, and based on double occupancy. Blackout, weekend, holiday, and peak season surcharges apply. All Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights purchased through Travel Impressions are operated by ALG Vacations Corp. For all Riviera Maya properties, the Riviera Maya Municipality of Solidaridad environmental levy of 20 Mexican pesos per room, per day is not included and will be collected at hotel check-out. 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 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 #2029006-20, IOWA #758, Washington UBI #602 425 801. KA26747-19_VK_3.6.19

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