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Travel Insider, November 2019

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Volume 14 – Issue 11 | November 2019 HERE to Help Them Go THERE With Up to $600 in Air Credit! ITNHESTIDRAEVERL You and your customers have waited all year for this: the Serving Travel Agents Exclusively Since 1974 Biggest Sale of the Season! The gigantic promotion A MESSAGE FROM that makes “going away” something to book today. SCOTT WISEMAN President, Travel Impressions With up to $600 in instant air credit on top of reduced rates and added values at leading destinations, hotels, and resorts around the world, Dear Travel Partners, getting to wherever “there” may be just got a lot easier now that this sale is HERE. This is a month for giving thanks, and we have Choose from a list of properties as numerous as these savings! a lot to be grateful for this year. I can’t even rank them all, but I’d love Depending on the one selected, stays of … to share them in no particular order: • The continued support of agent partners like you 3 – 4 nights 5 – 6 nights 7+ nights • Our nomination in eight Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards save $200 or $400 save $300 or $600 save $100 or $200 categories (voting is going on now, so click here to choose TI and per booking per booking per booking here to see why!) • Our nominations for eight Travvy Awards Visit • All of the progress we’ve made since this time last year, from for details and a full list of qualifying properties! quantifiable technology and service improvements to more new destinations and properties than we even expected to add! Catch this air credit before it flies away! • T he ability to celebrate all of these and honor the professionals that Booking Window: 11/1/19 – 11/21/19 | Travel Window: 1/1/20 – 4/30/20 inspire us with the 24th annual Best of the Best celebration at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun; join us #OnLocaTIon via Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #TIBOB2019 And now, some items I hope will give you more to be thankful for! The Biggest Sale of the Season is here, with up to $600 in air credit up for grabs. Also newsworthy is a new Love Unlimited add-on offered by Secrets Resorts & Spas, which we detail in a full-page insert. The Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, and Mexico deals are in here, too, as well as our Supplier of the Month WAVES™ points bonus, so there’s plenty to catch up on. But most importantly, thank you for letting me share my gratitude list. I appreciate all that you do, and wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving. Warmly, Scott Wiseman NEW & IMPROVED The Park Royal Hotels & Resorts have perfect examples of—and savings on!—both. Newly Built – Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta • 2 22 ultra-luxurious suites throughout this oceanfront resort • Ekinox Skybar with 360° views of Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre • C hildren’s water park with water slides and a giant splash bucket Recently Renovated – Park Royal Golden Cancun • $20 million in renovation investment • C apped by an incredible rooftop that overlooks the Hotel Zone’s ocean and the lagoon • Now offering the Mexican Family Experience for families with children ages 5 – 12 SEMESTER OF SOCIAL FIELD TRIP Come #OnLocaTIon online … then send your customers on location in real life! Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos Follow #RockinLosCabos on Facebook November 4 – 8 for real-time reasons why YOU should be recommending this all-new resort.

SUPPLIER OF THE MONTH With pampering resorts on world-class beachfronts, it’s always a good time to visit a Barceló Hotel Group property … but exclusive offers and added-value perks are making now the time to book! Book between 11/1/19 and 11/30/19 for travel 11/1/19 – 12/30/20 to save your customers up to 55% on their stay. Plus, combine with exclusive Partner Privileges available for bookings made and traveled by 12/31/20: • Personalized welcome letter in room upon arrival • In-room bottle of alcohol for Premium Level and Royal Level guests • Cocktail party with the General Manager once a week for TI and other Apple Leisure Group® Vacations guests • Weekly rum or tequila tasting • $200 in resort discounts per stay • Rooms closest to the beach, based on availability Visit to see participating properties and even MORE ways to save ... and how to earn up to a 6% bonus commission! Combine with our Biggest Sale of the Season for up to $600 in additional, INSTANT savings at select resorts! Partner Privileges amenities, benefits and etc. are offered strictly through Travel Impressions and affiliated Apple Leisure Group® Vacations brands. Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply; visit for details. Make WAVES™ with ALGV’s New Rewards Program The brand-new, unified Apple Leisure Group® Vacations rewards program has officially launched, and to help you start earning, we’re awarding 1,000 WAVES™ points for every FIT booking you make to a Barceló Hotel Group property from 11/1/19 – 11/30/19! GRAND HYATT KAUAI RESORT & SPA ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT Find the true essence of paradise at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Set on Play house in paradise in one of this resort’s unique cottages, equipped with full the soothing white sandy beaches of Kauai’s sunny south shore, the resort’s classic kitchens in select categories, and imagine yourself living this life just ten minutes Hawaiian architecture with open courtyards and lush gardens welcome the tropical from downtown Lahaina, along Kaanapali Beach. Wake in the morning to free yoga breeze. A water wonderland offers something for everyone with an adult pool area, classes on the oceanfront lawn, and celebrate your location weekly with the best river pools, a 150-foot waterslide, and a saltwater lagoon. Play where champions and longest-running luau in Maui. have played at Poipu Bay Golf Course. Sample the delicious flavors of the island at the resort’s restaurants. And for a Hawaiian spa experience like no other, refresh These are the suggestions you can offer your travelers at this romantic staple, and renew at award-winning Anara Spa. which becomes even more so with the Royal Romance Package offering available for bookings made and traveled now – 12/19/19. Included in this package: SUNSHINE ON SALE • Breakfast for two daily at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant Receive the 5th Night Free and a Daily Breakfast Buffet • Two tickets to the Myths of Maui luau per stay 5 Nights Start at $1,867 Per Person • Private oceanside dinner for two Booking and Travel Window: Now – 12/31/20 • $150 additional food and beverage credit Per person package price includes: 5 Nights from $1,397 Per Person • 6-day compact Alamo car rental • 5-night hotel accommodations Per person package price includes: • Hotel tax • 6-day compact Alamo car rental • Daily breakfast for two • 5-night hotel accommodations • Hotel tax *Advertised rate is valid for travel 2/20/20 – 2/25/20 in a One King Bed room and varies by departure date. • Royal Romance Package Car rental is available to qualified renters only and does not include tax or insurance. Certain age and other restrictions apply. *Advertised rate is valid for travel 12/12/19 – 12/17/19 in a Lahaina Kai Tower Deluxe Ocean View room and varies by departure. Minimum 5-night stay required. Not combinable with any other offers. Car rental | Reservations 800.284.0044 is available to qualified renters only and does not include tax or insurance. Certain age and other restrictions apply.

LOVE UNLIMITED Add on Romance for Just $199 That Secrets Resorts & Spas is the brand you book for romance is no secret. Now, couples can turn the heat up even more for just $199 with a new add-on package that includes incredible values that practically pay for themselves with one service alone! Love Unlimited Package Inclusions • Door banner • Welcome gift of a bottle of sparkling wine and berries • Mimosa breakfast in bed • 50-minute couples massage Add this to your bookings in: MEXICO • Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya • Secrets Aura Cozumel • Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun • Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun • Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort • Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort • Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun • Secrets The Vine Cancun • Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta DOMINICAN REPUBLIC • Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa • Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana JAMAICA • Secrets St. James Montego Bay • Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay COSTA RICA • Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica ST. MARTIN • Opening soon! Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa Look for the newest TV commercial for this resort brand! Booking Window: Now – 4/30/20 | Travel Window: Now – 12/31/20 Unlimited-Luxury® packages are per person and feature: Roundtrip hotel transfers | 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! The Love Unlimited package is valid only for double occupancy and only one package can be purchased per room, per stay. Couples massage includes one 50-minute massage and must be arranged with the spa's front desk upon arrival in order to confirm date and time availability. Not combinable with any other spa discount or special offer. Items and services in this package hold no cash or commercial value, are not refundable or transferable, and cannot be deducted upon check-out or saved for a later stay. Additional terms conditions, and restrictions apply. Call for details. | Reservations 800.284.0044

SECRETS COMES TO ST. MARTIN Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino Opening February 1, 2020 Couples have a whole lot more to celebrate together during the month of love when they book a stay at the modern, new Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa, set to open this February. With $20 million invested in accents that turn this resort into an adults-only Unlimited-Luxury® oasis, choosing a singular headlining feature is nigh impossible. Set on the posh French side of this island, its Caribbean-European roots are reflected in the setting, design, and glamour of this new- to-AMResorts property. Nearby is Princess Juliana International Airport—just 35 minutes away—and the outdoor markets and French, Indian, and other global cuisine this half of St. Martin is known for. However, as one of the few all-inclusive upscale resorts in this destination, guests needn’t go far to find gourmet bites from around the world. Six dining options, including three à la carte restaurants, a grill, and fresh buffet, delight the palate, along with libations from five bars and lounges. Other highlights of this exciting newcomer: Royalton Neg•rilAResstuonrtn&ingSproaoftop pool with direct views of Anguilla • T he largest pool in the Western Caribbean, featuring stunning Acapulco lounges on its perimeter • An exclusive setting in a private, protected enclave with beach wait service • Mountain and marina views in addition to ocean and garden ones • 2 58 elegantly appointed suites, including swim-up categories, with modern Caribbean décor • T wice daily maid service and a daily refreshed mini-bar • Included 24-hour room service • F ree WiFi and international calling to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico • L ive nightly entertainment, plus theme parties and endless daytime activities • P referred Club availability Save up to 33% PLUS Receive $200 in Resort Coupons! Booking Window: Now – 12/22/19 | Travel Window: 3/1/20 – 12/22/20 Unlimited-Luxury® packages are per person and feature: Roundtrip hotel transfers | 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! $200 in resort coupons can be redeemed as spa treatment coupons broken down into coupons worth $40 and $20 (only one coupon can be redeemed per spa treatment). To use coupons for romantic dining, one $40 coupon and one $20 coupon may be combined, resulting in a total discount of $60 off one romantic dining experience. When using coupons towards wine purchases, only coupons worth $10 may be used and cannot be combined, therefore, one $10 coupon can be applied toward one bottle of wine. | Reservations 800.284.0044

HOT SPOTS & HIGHLIGHTS SAHARA LAS VEGAS – LAS VEGAS, NEVADA NOW SAPPHIRE RIVIERA CANCUN In the deserts of Nevada on the northern end of the Strip, there’s another one that’s Newly renovated with enhanced activities for the whole family, from a water park to stealing headlines: SAHARA is back and bigger than ever. A $100 million transformation a new air-conditioned yoga room, this recently expanded resort has more features will include improvements over the next few years to the property’s interior, all channeling than can fit in a highlight. Key updates include refreshed décor in new beachfront the storied history of the original SAHARA. Within it are three towers that house 1,600 swim-out suites, family suites with guaranteed connecting rooms, Master Suites, and guestrooms: the newly redesigned Blanca, contemporary Marra, and the AAA Four a beachfront wedding venue with a terrace that accommodates up to 120 for the Diamond Alexandria Tower. nuptials of their dreams. Last chance! Receive the 3rd night free, plus an upgrade to Marra Tower and a Receive free stays for two children ages 3 – 12 with two paying adults plus daily $20 breakfast credit, for stays booked by 12/25/19 for travel by 2/29/20. up to $400 in resort coupons for bookings made and traveled by 12/22/19. Blackout dates: 11/1/19 – 11/7/19, 12/30/19 – 12/31/19, 1/6/20 – 1/9/20, 1/19/20 – 1/22/20, and Blackout dates: 11/26/19 – 11/30/19. Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. Call for details. 2/14/20 – 2/16/20. Not valid for Alexandria Tower. CHIC PUNTA CANA – PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ALUASOUL PALMA – MALLORCA, SPAIN This swanky adults-only resort provides an All Exclusive™ “social vacation experience” It doesn’t get any hotter than a spot that hasn’t even opened to the public yet! Newly no other brand can lay claim to, channeling Vegas and South Beach vibes in an refurbished, this adults-only resort next to the beach of Cala Estancia offers value and island setting. A trendy addition to the Royalton Luxury Resorts brand, CHIC sets itself convenience well-suited for bleisure travelers. For example, work in spacious rooms with apart with unique attention-grabbers like live “mermaids,” an oxygen bar, a casino, balconies, coffeemakers, free WiFi, or work out in the fitness center. Then, relax at the the CHIC Mansion, and a private chef’s table offering molecular gastronomy to wow Kentia Pool Club, with a spa treatment, two restaurants, or a bike ride down a path that every sense. takes you to the center of Palma. Receive up to $600 in resort coupons for bookings of 3 nights or more made Receive a 15% early booking bonus savings for bookings made by 1/31/20 for and traveled by 12/31/20. Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. Call for details. travel 5/1/20 – 10/31/20. RIU PALACE PARADISE ISLAND – PARADISE ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS HALEPUNA WAIKIKI BY HALEKULANI – OAHU, HAWAII This resort near the region’s most spectacular aquatic wonderland is not only open Opened only days ago where the Waikiki Parc Hotel used to stand, this soothing, for business and ready to welcome guests … it was never anything else! This 350- elegant resort is already making a name for itself outside of the shadow of its sister resort room adults-only property was fortunately never impacted by Hurricane Dorian, so has and brand, one of the most acclaimed properties in Waikiki. The Especially for You continued to operate to its high standards without interruption since its renovation in program is one differentiator, where guests get to choose two amenities per stay: 2017. Bookable for RIU Hotels & Resorts’ new social programs—Birthday Bash and anytime check-in, late check-out, complimentary buffet breakfast for two, room upgrade #BachParty, as well as Romantic Getaway—this Bahamian outpost of the popular brand for most categories, and daily resort credit toward the bakery and restaurant and remains a crowd-pleasing choice. at Halekulani. | Reservations 800.284.0044

THE VILLA EXPERIENCE FLYING FACTS FLYING FACTS airline origin destination effective frequency Daily A Little Piece of Bali in Long Bay AA JFK MBJ 11/21/19 Weekly CUR 12 / 7/ 19 Daily Set along one of Anguilla’s most private and pristine beaches, nine-bedroom UA EWR CUU 12 / 18 / 19 Daily Nevaeh offers blissful seclusion to its guests, unfolding across an acre of GEO 12 / 18 / 19 2x/week spectacular tropical gardens. A A PHX ACA 12 / 2 1/ 19 2x/week HUX 12 / 2 1/ 19 Daily A A JFK SJO 12 / 2 1/ 19 Weekly LIR 12 / 2 1/ 19 Inspired by the aesthetic of Bali but with all the modern requisites of the island’s A A DFW posh West End, this exclusive estate is “heaven” in any direction, offering: A A DFW • A peaceful Japanese-style courtyard, beyond antique temple doors A A JFK • Ocean vistas from the aqua-tiled pool and deck with seating for up to 18 • State-of-the-art eat-in kitchen with walk-in pantry that can be pre-stocked to A A JFK preference, and much more Book their stay of 7 nights or more by 12/15/19 for travel 1/9/20 – 5/31/20 for the perfect welcome to paradise: a complimentary reception and dinner, complete with sparkling wine. Font: GeosansLight DON’T @travelimpressions V - is Custom Designed FORGET TO @travelimp FOLLOW US Reservations: 888.284.3786 ON SOCIAL Social icon Square MEDIA! Only use blue and/or white. For more details check out our Brand Guidelines. by Travel Impressions and Villas of Distinction Blackout dates include 2/14/20 – 2/23/20 and 4/9/20 – 4/18/20. Offer is subject to availability and may not be combinable with other offers. Additional restrictions may apply; call for full details. by Travel Impressions and Villas of Distinction THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS ZOËTRY WELLNESS & SPA RESORTS Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana While our thoughts remain with those impacted by Dorian, the best way to The Art of Life® Comes Alive in the Caribbean show your support and help this region recover is to showcase The Islands of The Bahamas and highlight their claims to fame. There are 15 islands that You may have heard about the distinguished Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera welcome you with open arms. Maya and Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun before. But did you know Nassau & Paradise Island – World-famous Atlantis, Paradise Island that the Caribbean has its own gateways to Endless Privileges® as well? The Exumas – Adorable swimming pigs that took the internet by storm Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – swimming with dolphins and diving with sharks Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica Eleuthera & Harbour Island – Pink-sand beaches on narrow, long stretches With only 49 suites in the upscale Rose Hall region, this boutique experience Bimini – Big sport fishing and Ernest Hemingway is private and serene. Exclusive to this resort: complimentary Club MoBay Andros – The largest reef system in the Bahamas, third in the world access, sunset boat ride, and private ground transportation to two nearby The Berry Islands – 100 small islands and cays that form the Fish Bowl Secrets Resorts & Spas when booking stays of 5 or more nights in a Swim- Cat Island – The nation’s highest point and childhood home of Sidney Poitier Out or Master Suite. All guests receive one motorized snorkeling tour per Long Island – Incredible scenery, split by the Tropic of Cancer stay, and a free shuttle to the Shops of Rose Hall. San Salvador – First land sighted by Columbus in 1492 Rum Cay – One of the area’s best-kept secrets, with vivid reefs and historical ruins Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana Acklins & Crooked Island – The shallow, unspoiled Bight of Acklins lagoon Cane-thatched roofs house 96 exquisite suites that Mayaguana – Easternmost island; an untouched retreat of quaint villages establish a sense of tranquility instantly upon arrival. Inagua – Birdwatching capital with 80,000 flamingos and 140 species to identify Guests to this property receive a complimentary 45-minute horseback ride per stay, as well as the brand’s standard 20-minute wellness experience, 24-hour laundry service, and more. Tours operated by Travel Impressions. Rates are land only, per person, and based on double occupancy. Blackout, weekend, holiday, and peak season surcharges apply. 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 #2139014-20. KA32305-19_VK_11.6.19

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