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Travel is SWELL Staff to Attend the World Travel Market in London

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The Staff at Travel is SWELL is excited about participating in the World Travel Market in London. With our participation, it is our goal to help raise awareness of Autism in Travel – one of the most undeserved markets in the travel industry. In addition, Travel is SWELL staff will meet with hundreds of vendors to include hotels, attractions, wellness travel providers and destination management companies to forge new relationships and to build new custom itineraries for Autism and Wellness travel.

The World Travel Market London is the leading global event for the travel industry to meet other industry professionals and conduct business deals.  It is the perfect venue to create personal and business opportunities in addition to learning more about new products and service offerings.

World Travel Market runs from 5 to 7 November 2018 in EXCEL Convention Center in London near the Canary Wharf. Travel is SWELL’s staff will also have the opportunity to ride the infamous Double-Decker buses or travel the city via the “Underground”, visit Big Ben, West Minister Abbey, the London Eye and many other attractions. Follow us on Face Book to learn more about Travel is SWELL’s adventures in London.

 

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Virgin Voyages to Call in Cuba

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Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, will call on Cuba during its 2020 inaugural season.  The decision reflects the extremely high interest in Cuba as a destination.  Virgin Atlantic Airways has been serving Cuba for 13 years, and It makes logical sense to include their newest ship, the iconic Scarlet Lady in Havana’s Harbor. Havana is the perfect place for guests to go and experience a city that exudes an irresistible energy and passion.  Havana offers the chance for guests to create their own unique stories as they uncover cultural treasures, meet the locals and just soak up the atmosphere.”

Virgin Voyages will sail to Cuba from Port of Miami. Itineraries will include an overnight stay in Havana. Shore offerings will comport with the people-to-people regulations currently in place by the US government. Specific details about shore excursions will be available in 2019.  Virgin Voyages will service a new demographic of travelers to Cuba, which will greatly benefit the Cuban economy and the Cuban people. The Virgin brand is a perfect match for the incredible music, art and dance that Cuba offers.

Virgin Voyages has joined the ranks of several other high-end lines visiting Cuba. Those lines include Silversea, Seabourn, PONANT, SeaDream and Regent Seven Seas.

 

Top Ten Tips for Travelers

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1.  Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visa, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page on your passport!

2.  Read the Consular Information sheets (and Public Announcements of Travel Warnings, if applicable.) for the countries you plan to visit.

3.  Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with family or friends at home, so that you may be contacted in case of an emergency.

4.  Make sure you have insurance, which will cover your emergency medical needs, while you are overseas.

5.  Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, while in a foreign country, you are subject to it’s laws!

6.  Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas and never accept packages from strangers.

7.  While abroad, avoid using illicit drugs or drinking excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages, and associating with people who do.

8. Do not become a target for thieves by wearing conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry. Do not carry excessive amounts of cash or unnecessary credit cards.

9.  Deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques in order to avoid violating local laws.

10. When overseas, avoid demonstrations and other situations that may become unruly or where anti-American sentiments may be expressed.

Introducing Royalton Luxury Resorts

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Royalton Resorts are the new generation of luxury hotels offering the best all inclusive vacations in the world’s most popular tropical destinations. Our All-In Luxury™ concept is devoted to providing you with a unique experience by combining the spirit of each resort’s host community, a luxury product that features exceptional service, and incredible attention to detail. Every aspect of your Royalton Resorts & Hotels stay has been carefully designed to deliver personalized service that caters to your unique needs while stimulating your senses.

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Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino

Indulge your senses at the Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino, and experience a vacation that’s a cut above.
Experience All-In Luxury(TM) at our exclusive family and couples-oriented hotel in beautiful Dominican Republic, with its modern décor, amenities, and picturesque tropical setting.   We welcome you to a lush paradise on the stunning Caribbean coast. Our elegantly appointed resort, with its unique design, fabulous amenities and All-In Luxury(TM) concept is devoted to providing you with a truly unique vacation experience.

Combining the charming culture of the Dominican Republic with a luxury product, exceptional service, and incredible attention to detail, the Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino promises the vacation of your dreams.

Our luxury resort is ideal for families and groups, and features a separate section dedicated to adults only vacations. With its All-In LuxuryTM concept, regal furnishings, and laidback island atmosphere, our Punta Cana hotel is sure to awaken your senses and treat you to a luxury vacation unlike any other.

Situated on the white sands of Bavaro Beach, only 30 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino is the destination of choice for vacationers with a penchant for luxury, comfort and style. Enjoy access to some of the facilities at Memories Splash Punta Cana, a fun-filled resort guaranteed to infuse your family vacation with the thrill of a Water Park for kids of all ages.

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Royalton White Sands Montego Bay

Awaken your senses at the Royalton White Sands Montego Bay, and indulge in a luxury vacation that is truly unique
Experience All-In Luxury(TM) on your family vacation, romantic holiday, or group getaway in Jamaica’s Montego Bay.  We invite you to the powdery beaches, turquoise waters, and lush vistas of this Caribbean paradise. Our luxury resort promises an extraordinary vacation experience that combines the charm of Jamaica’s island culture with a luxury product, outstanding service, and incredible attention to detail.

Royalton White Sands Montego Bay promises you a luxury vacation experience unlike any other.  With its All-in Luxury(TM) concept, elegant furnishings, and laidback island atmosphere, our Jamaica hotel is sure to pleasure your senses, and treat you to a truly memorable getaway.

Nestled on the shores of Montego Bay, a scenic 35-minute drive from Sangster International Airport, Royalton White Sands is the destination of choice for families, couples and groups who desire luxury, comfort and style on their Caribbean vacation.

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Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Perched on a dazzling strip of powdery white sand sits the spectacular Royalton Riviera Cancun. Your All-In Luxury™ vacation starts the second you arrive, with every aspect of your stay designed to deliver a personalized experience that awakens and enriches the senses. This decadent all-inclusive, 843-room resort features a selection of luxury suite accommodations and thoughtful touches throughout, including our DreamBed™ designed exclusively for Royalton Resorts, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, All-In Connectivity™, and several other perks and privileges. Upgrade to Diamond Club® and receive additional services and amenities.

All-In Luxury™ continues with reservation-free gourmet cuisine at 9 restaurants, and at 12 bars where you’ll enjoy a wide selection of specialty cocktails, international and local brand liquors, beers, and house wines. This resort fulfills every interest – choose from a variety of treatments at the modern onsite spa, never miss an important game with the Sports Event Guarantee™, enjoy the fully equipped fitness centre, or take advantage of the many daily activities and nightly entertainment.

Call us at 1-559-207-0545 to book your Royalton resort vacation today!

Tradewinds Club at the Aruba Marriott Resort

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100% ADULTS.
100% AMAZING.

If you are looking for something special, we’ve got the right place for you. The Tradewinds Club at Aruba Marriott Resort.  The Aruba Marriott is proud to offer a truly unique, adults-only getaway package.

This package features some of our top amenities and attractions, including the brand-new H2Oasis adult pool and the ultra-exclusive Tradewinds Club, with its own reserved beach and the most breathtaking views of the Caribbean.
“NO KIDDING” PACKAGE*

PERKS INCLUDE:

Surprise welcome amenity
Tradewinds Club Ocean View room
Exclusive access to the Tradewinds Club lounge
Beachfront dinner and bottle of wine for two at Simply Fish
Catamaran Sunset sail for two with Red Sail Sports
Reserved pool cabana at the brand-new H2Oasis adults-only pool for one day

The new H2 Oasis adult exclusive pool is now open, setting the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino apart as the ideal choice for the ultimate Aruba vacation. Enjoy luxury Aruba accommodations, resort and adult pools, and the exclusive Tradewinds Club (an upscale hotel-within-a-hotel concept on the top floor of this Aruba resort). Guests may indulge in upgraded amenities, five daily dining presentations in the private lounge, a member-only beach area, and will have full access to the Tradewinds Concierge Service. The guest rooms in this Aruba Beach Resort are some of the most spacious on the island, each offering Marriott’s Revive bedding, contemporary bathrooms, 37-inch LCD flat-panel televisions and large, private balconies. This Palm Beach Aruba hotel offers premium amenities, including some of the finest restaurants in Aruba. Enjoy yourself at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Balinese-style Mandara Spa and the 24-hour Stellaris Casino. Come experience the fresh and playful Marriott Aruba Beach Resort – Aruba’s Playground for all generations.

Vacations for Adults New Reduced Deposit Plan

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Book Now & Travel Later:

Vacations for Adults offers one of the BEST deposit policy program available!   You can lock in your vacation package and pay less upfront on published airfares, charter/value flights and hotel only bookings. We’ve made vacations easier to book by lowering the deposit requirement for you.  Your next vacation is closer than you think! For as little as $150 per person, you can book your getaway to some of the best resorts in Hawaii, Mexico & the Caribbean!

Deposit Requirement by Carrier:

  • Delta Air Lines: $150 per person*
  • US Airways: $150 per person*
  • American Airlines: $150 per person*
  • AirTran Airways: $200 per person*
  • Alaska Airways: $150 per person*
  • Frontier Airlines: $200 per person* (only to Mexico)
  • United Airlines: $150 per person* (only from IAH, SAT, AUS, TUL, and OKC)
  • Other Carriers: Full cost of ticket paid at time of booking

* Valid for bookings made 45+ days prior to departure. Europe deposit is $300 per person. Published/contracted hotels may require additional deposit at time of booking. Deposit requirements may vary during airline fare sales. Policy is subject to change with/without notice.

New Policy !
When booking AirTran flights, deposit payment is now due by 6:00PM the day after the booking is made.

Charter/Value Flights and Hotel Only

Only $50 per person*

Plan Your Vacation Today!!

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What’s New in Tucson / November 2012

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Stay at a Historic Hotel. Legend has it that the Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort’s Casita Grande was the favorite hideaway of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Rich in history, the resort originally opened in 1929 as a ranch school for girls, and is listed as a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America. Today, the property encompasses 34 acres of natural desert landscape, surrounded by established gardens of cacti, flowers, and sculpture. This peaceful landscape contributed to the resort’s selection this month as a Fodor’s Choice property. With this designation as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in 2012, the resort will receive special recognition in the next Fodor’s guidebook to Tucson as well as on Fodors.com.

Watch Huge Cranes in Flight. One of nature’s greatest spectacles can be seen at Wings over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival, January 16-20, 2013, in the Sulphur Springs Valley, east of Tucson. Every day, tens of thousands of sandhill cranes rise en masse at dawn from their wetland winter roosts, and fly off in search of food. Watching these flocks of huge birds, with their long legs and expansive wings, as they take off and glide like airplanes is a festival highlight. Other activities include guided tours, seminars, and a nature expo celebrating southeastern Arizona’s natural wonders. Festival keynote speaker/featured guide Kenn Kaufmann is an author, artist, conservationist, and naturalist, well-known for his field guides of birds and butterflies. (1-800-200-2272, wingsoverwillcox.com)

Shop for Gems and Minerals. Fluorite, called “the most colorful mineral in the world,” is said to help energize the body and raise powers of concentration. This beautiful and interesting stone will be featured at the next Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, February 14 -17, 2013, at the Tucson Convention Center. Besides a stunning selection of fluorite, the “Fluorite, Colors of the Rainbow” show will also feature at least 250 retail dealers and more than 125 exhibitors displaying and selling all kinds of gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary items, and jewelry. This show is one of the 40 locations that make up the citywide Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase, February 2-17. Information related to all Tucson’s gem shows can be downloaded on a mobile phone using the application available at visitTucson.org/gemshow. (520-322-5773, tgms.org, visittucson.org/visitor/events/gemshow)

Hear World-class Music. World-renowned conductors and rising stars of classical voice will join Tucson’s leading performing arts groups for the first-ever Tucson Desert Song Festival, February 8-17, 2013. This ten-day event is a creative collaboration between the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the School of Music at the University of Arizona, Tucson Chamber Artists, UApresents, Ballet Tucson, Chamber Music Plus, and Tucson Guitar Society. A series of concerts featuring singing in orchestral, choral, chamber, and solo formats is planned for the public’s enjoyment, while various seminars, recitals, and master classes will provide education and enrichment for those yearning to learn more about the composers and the pieces performed. (520-360-6510, tucsondesertsongfestival.org)

Go Cowboy at Tucson Rodeo. More than 1,000 horses will participate in the Tucson Rodeo (also called La Fiesta de los Vaqueros –The Celebration of the Cowboys), outnumbering the 600+ contestants, February 18-26, 2013, at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. As one of the top-25 professional rodeos in North America this major outdoor event consists of six rodeo performances that have attracted locals and visitors from all over the world to experience an authentic Old West lifestyle since 1925. The rodeo action, the Tucson Rodeo Parade (February 21), the Coors Barn Dances, and great “eats” promise a fun time out with family and friends in the real southwest. (1-800-9645662, media@tucsonrodeo.com, tucsonrodeo.com/)

Catch a Pro Golf Match. The PGA TOUR will present the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in the Tucson suburb Marana, February 18-24, 2013. The first in a series of four World Golf Championships and one of the biggest draws on the PGA TOUR circuit, this event is a single-elimination match play tournament featuring the Official World Golf Rankings’ top 64 available professional golfers in a contest for a $8.5 million grand prize. The World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship has been played in the Tucson area since 2007 and at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain since 2009. (pgatour.com/tournaments/r470/)

Hire a Horse-drawn Carriage. Sightseers can now take a leisurely trip through Tucson’s past aboard a carriage drawn by a pair of Clydesdale horses, courtesy of the Sentinel Carriage Company. This new tour starts in El Presidio Historic District, adjacent to the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, home to five restored mansions from the early 1900s. The tour also includes the Armory Park Historic District with its colorful 1880s railroad-era Victorian-style homes, and Barrio Viejo Historic District, known for its 19th century Sonoran row house adobe buildings. Half-hour and one-hour tours are available, Wednesdays through Sundays. Prices start at $50 for up to six passengers; the carriage has room for 12. Reservations are not required. (520-609-3582, sentinelcarriagecompany.com)

Sip the World’s Greatest Margarita. The “Tatas & Tequila Margarita,” created by Ryan Clark, executive chef at Lodge on the Desert boutique hotel, won the top spot at the World’s Greatest Margarita Championship, hosted at the Tucson Museum of Art in October. Click here to check out Clark’s concoction: a blend of pomegranate jam, pomegranate white balsamic vinegar, citrus, and Tequila Penasco. This year’s cocktail contest, a Tucson Culinary Festival event, featured a record 18 mixologists from the independently owned Tucson Originals restaurants who faced off in a spirited celebration of tequila and the quest for the perfect margarita. (tucsonoriginals.com/culinary-festival/world-margarita-championship/)

Browse a Botanical Garden. Tucson Botanical Gardens recently unveiled the first phase of its capital campaign with a new front entryway, titled First Impressions. The entryway, a classic steel arch, is modeled after Tucson’s important ranching past. The new arch already is making a remarkable impact on the visitor experience by cementing not only Tucson’s history but by honoring the founding Porter family’s legacy without which Tucson would not enjoy this lush city oasis. Tucson Botanical Gardens, designated as an America’s Best Secret Garden by Reader’s Digest, is an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson featuring a five-and-a-half-acre collection of 17 specialty gardens. (520-326-9686, Ext. 10; tucsonbotanical.org)

Dine at a Downtown Mercado. Tucson’s newest downtown development, the Mercado San Agustin is a bustling marketplace located in a green building with 15,000-square-feet of space, west of downtown. Billed as “Tucson’s first and only public market,” the Mercado is home to independent merchants that range from small kiosks with locally produced goods to the Agustin Brasserie, a chic French bistro whose outdoor dining options include both courtyard and rooftop seating. A shared-use commercial kitchen allows small-business owners to prepare and package foods for retail. A weekly farmers’ market, a holiday bazaar, community activities, and a prime location at the base of “A” Mountain on the forthcoming Tucson Modern Streetcar route make the Mercado a dynamic component of Tucson’s expanding city center. (520-398-5382, mercadosanagustin.com)

Save with Tucson Attractions Passport. Travel the Tucson and Southern Arizona region with a Tucson Attractions Passport (also called the Book of Fun). This pocket-sized savings guide includes more than $400 in saving for only $18. Discounts and special offers are valid at attractions, museums, parks, malls, and more. Purchase online, download one to your smartphone, or pick one up at the Tucson Visitor Center or other distribution location. (tucsonattractions.com)

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