Top 5 Las Vegas Vacation Packages for Summer 2013

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Las Vegas offers some excellent bargains for Summer, and during these months it is sometimes possible to get late deals or economic last minute offers.

We recommend the following luxury hotels and resorts to stay in Las Vegas during summer travels:

1. The Cosmopolitan Hotel – The Cosmopolitan has all the bars, restaurants and nightlife options. It also hosts suites and lounges. Travelers can book the “Sun-Drenched on the Strip” offer and stay two nights and receive a collection of summer essentials. Guests can choose to swim at the Bamboo Pool or socialize at the Boulevard Pool. Must be 21 years or older. Valid for travel through Sept. 30, 2013. Blackout dates apply.

2. Caesars Palace – The Forum shops of Caesars Palace offer great restaurants and shopping options for every traveler. The Augustus Tower hosts large flat screen TVs and luxurious restrooms. Guests can eat at Spago for lunch and dine at Old Homestead with a Shania Twain performance. Book the “15 Percent off Your Room” offer between now and Dec. 31, 2013 for stay dates between now and Dec. 31, 2013 and get 15 percent off your room.

3. The Mandalay Bay Beach is now open. The playground offers a wave pool, lazy river, sand beach and a Beachside Casino. There are 100 cabanas, bungalows and day beds available for guests to rent. Travelers can reserve their stay and receive: $50 Cabana Credit (Sunday-Thursday), $25 sand dollars (credit to be used on the beach), $4 off a crossroads at House of Blues specialty drink including souvenir glass. Valid for booking now through Sept. 30, 2013.

4. Flamingo Las Vegas – “Go Get Wet” at Flamingo is back. Book on of the hotel’s poolside packages. With the pool package, guests receive a $25 poolside food and drink credit when they stay for two nights or more. Travelers can book today starting from $52 per night. Offer is valid from March 14, 2013 to Oct. 31, 2013. Use the offer code PKGFPGW when booking this deal.

5. MGM Grand is offering travelers its “Escape into Summer Savings” special vacation package. Book the Summer Escape and receive: 20 percent off spa and salon services, 2-for-1 tickets to Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, $19.99 weekday champagne brunch at The Grand Buffet, and 2-for-1 admission to Tabu. Offer is valid May 1, 2013 through Aug. 30, 2013.

For more information or to book with one of our elite travel agents please call 757-596-2774

Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

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El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma Selected as Official Host Hotel of the 2013 Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival
Gourmet Inclusive Resort to Host Festival’s 30+ World Renowned Chefs, Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations, and Wine Tasting Events
El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma, Mexico’s premier, Gourmet Inclusive beachfront resorts in the Riviera Maya, today announced that El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma has been selected as official host hotel of the 2013 Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival (CRMWFF). Recognized by the CRMWFF for its superior culinary commitment, El Dorado Royale will host celebrity chefs, notables and VIPs as well as the Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations and a series of wine tastings during the event, taking place March 14-17, 2013.
“We are thrilled to name El Dorado Royale host hotel of next year’s Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival,” said David Amar, founder of the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival.  “The resort, which affords guests the best in food and service as a part of its Gourmet Inclusive vacations, aligns perfectly with our commitment to provide an unforgettable gastronomic experience.  Not only does El Dorado Royale offer gourmet a la carte meals, premium wine selections, sommeliers at every restaurant, chef’s tables and 24 hour service, it is also home to the destination’s largest Greenhouse, a 100,000 square-foot facility that impresses locals, discerning gourmands, and world-class chefs alike.”
The 2013 Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival will build off last year’s wonderfully successful fete, which showcased 30 of the best chefs in the Americas and attracted more than 3,000 guests.  As a part of the 2012 event, Azul Sensatori Hotel – a sister property of El Dorado Royale – hosted VIPs and top sponsors at Le Chique for a one-of-a-kind 12-course “Author’s Dinner.”  Created by Chef Jonatan Gomez Luna, one of Ferran Adrià’s disciples who develops his own creative cuisine using local ingredients, the “Author’s Dinner” beautifully exemplifies the elevated experience offered with any Gourmet Inclusive vacation.
A sampling of events at this year’s Festival will include: Networking Lunch, Star Chefs Panel: The Future of Cuisine, Star Chefs the Americas Tribute Dinner, A Taste of Europe: Gala Dinner Tribute to Massimo Bottura, Celebrity Chef Yacht Cruise and exclusive lunch cooked for 50 VIPs by Chef Massimo Bottura, the American Express Gourmet Tasting Village to delight guest’s palate with signature dishes from the 20 best restaurants of Cancun & Riviera Maya plus gourmet foods, wines, spirits, family fun cooking classes and entertainment, and a Closing Fiesta celebrating Mexico’s culinary contributions to the world.
Jeroen Hanlo, vice president of food & beverage for El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma, brought to life the renowned Gourmet Inclusive concept and is credited with incorporating this world-class event into the overall culinary vision at El Dorado Royale. 
Hanlo said, “This is what the Gourmet Inclusive concept is all about: having the finest gastronomic experiences brought to you by the leaders of the world of food and wine.  Our culinary team is thrilled to be part of these world-class experiences, which you can taste even after the event throughout our properties.”
El Dorado Royale, as host hotel, will present the hugely popular wine tasting events, taking place four times daily on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15.  Catering to an affluent audience of aficionados, each seminar will spotlight a notable wine and/or spirits label and offer insights from key influencers.  On the following days, El Dorado Royale will turn its focus to cuisine, hosting the Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations, a series of nine fan-favorite events featuring one to four chefs at a time, which will include exciting team competitions with 20 star chefs such as Avant-Garde Chef Massimo Bottura.
“We are delighted to be chosen as host hotel of the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival,” said Mandy Chomat, vice president of sales & marketing for Premier Worldwide Marketing, the worldwide representative of El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels.  “The Gourmet Inclusive experience at El Dorado Royale will be an ideal complement to this gourmet extravaganza.  We invite discerning travelers, chefs, sommeliers, and industry influencers to celebrate with us in March and in the months leading up to this spectacular event when we present one-of-a-kind culinary programs in anticipation of the Festival.”
Located beachfront in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma, is an adults-only Gourmet Inclusive property offering exceptional food and service.  El Dorado Royale features seven Gourmet Inclusive restaurants, including a “culinary theater” where dishes are prepared in one of five open kitchens.  The resort also boasts 15 bars and lounges serving premium alcoholic beverages, including bar specializing in martinis, bars with swings, beach bars, and nine swim-up bars.
 
El Dorado Royale is home to a 100,000-square-feet Greenhouse, the Riviera Maya’s only facility of this magnitude as well.  A part of its overall commitment to sustainability, the Greenhouse, which celebrated its first harvest in August 2009, produces 120 tons of crops and provides fresh produce to its collection of eight sister properties within the El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma collections.  What’s more, the Greenhouse supplies herbs and vegetables to three high-profile neighboring resorts that consider its produce the freshest in the region.  Now in its sixth harvest, the greenhouse grows a variety of hydroponic vegetables and herbs, including cucumbers, bell peppers, chilies, basil, and mint.  Guests are invited to taste the Greenhouse’s fresh vegetables and herbs and participate in interactive tours and cooking seminars.
With the Gourmet Inclusive experience, El Dorado Royale offers indulgent pampering with unparalleled personal services such as champagne and smoothie check-ins, full-service concierge, 24-hour room service, world-class chefs, gourmet cuisine served a la carte and sommeliers who suggest perfect pairings from private label wine sections.
Rates at El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma begin at $188 per person, per night including the Gourmet Inclusive experience (all gourmet meals served a la carte, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service, full service concierge, king size beach beds).  Hotel reservations can be booked through our GI Vacation Consultant  by calling 1-559-207-0545, or by visiting the following links:

Choose from 3 Different All-Inclusive Vacations in Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Nature Preserve, Private Island, or Island Party?

Longing to discover the undiscovered Jamaica, where you can immerse yourself in lush palm groves and a pristine coastline touched by shimmering turquoise waters, nestled against a beautiful 500-acre wilderness preserve? Or craving a decadent outdoor spa experience with your body caressed by tropical breezes, and a delicious candlelit gourmet Thai dinner, all on your own private island? Or jonesing for the lively atmosphere of a Jamaican party, sipping speciality cocktails around oceanfront pools, and strolling in tropical gardens just steps from the sea? Decisions, decisions. 

               

Sandals Montego Bay

This is the place where the world first fell in love with Sandals – and it’s easy to see why. Because the original Sandals still has the clearest waters anyone has ever seen, as well as one of the largest private white-sand beaches in all of Jamaica. And a fun-loving staff can help make every couple as lazy as the sun and as free as the sea – and the only rule to follow is to do whatever you please. as often as you want.

Sandals Royal Caribbean

The Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island is truly in a class by itself, renowned throughout the Caribbean for its refinements and British traditions of a bygone era such as high tea and Continental breakfast in bed. And just offshore, Sandals’ exotic private island features a pool with a swim–up bar, a secluded private beach and an authentic Thai restaurant where some of the dishes are rumored to be aphrodisiacs. You’ll be treated to gourmet dining at seven restaurants and 5 bars while enjoying full exchange privileges at the neighboring Sandals Resorts, thus giving you a choice of 11 additional dining experiences.

Sandals Carlyle

Only five minutes from Sangster International Airport and 10 minutes from neighboring Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Carlyle may be our smallest resort, but it’s big on warmth and charm. This intimate hideaway for two includes true 24-hour room service and is home to 2 gourmet restaurants. Full exchange privileges at our 2 other Montego Bay resorts means 9 more gourmet restaurants to choose from. No other resort of this size offers so much.

Vacations for Singles

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Singles Travel:

Its all about exciting alternatives, a new way to vacation. When you join CM.Travelonline.com, Inc. on one of our singles only vacations you will be in the company of other singles from all over the country with similar interests. This is a great way to travel, the days of “going it alone” are over. Some of our cruises attract as many as 300 singles, while other vacations are more intimate and might have as few as 5 or 10 or depending on the resort and activity.

A great singles vacation is more than a destination, add in the excitement of meeting and making new friends, learning or progressing in a favorite sport or just enjoying a quiet beach. Our travel staff is ready to assist in every aspect of your vacation planning.

Your only job is to kick back and have a good time!

Please Call 1-559-207-0545 for more details

Find Something For Everyone At Club Med!

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Club Med is offering some amazing promotions. Visit www.clubmedta.com for more information on promotions, resorts, And resources.
WOW Sale  Available at 60+ resorts worldwide in Caribbean, Mexico, U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, & South America. 3 night minimum stay. Rates from $899*pp for 7 nights. Travel by 2/15/13, book by 8/27/12.
Last Minute Deals  3-7 night stays from $139*pp/night in Caribbean, Mexico & U.S., travel by 8/29/12.   
Early Booking Bonus – Amazing rates for travel 2/16/13-5/4/13, book by 8/27/13. Rates from $819*pp for 7 nights in Caribbean, Mexico & U.S., 10% off in Europe & Mediterranean.
Turkoise Air-Inclusive Promotion  Enjoy our adult-only resort with packages departing from selected gateways, starting from $1199*pp for 7-nights, travel by 10/26/12.
Kids Stay Free at Ixtapa Pacific  Book a family vacation with round-trip flight from L.A. to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and kids 15 & under stay free! Travel now through 8/18/12.  
Family Reunion Package Available at Sandpiper Bay, Punta Cana, Cancun Yucatan & Ixtapa Pacific. Book 7+ double rooms & receive up to 15% additional land savings & extra amenities for group & group leader. Travel now through 2/15/13, book by 8/27/12.
GOT Groups? Premium All-Inclusive Meetings Package – rates from $125*pp/night, free welcome reception, meeting space & WiFi, T/C, upgrades & more! Available in Caribbean, Mexico & Sandpiper Bay. Travel by 4/30/14, book by 8/27/12. Working on corporate groups for September or October of 2012? $109*pp/night rates available for Sandpiper Bay, Cancun Yucatan & Ixtapa Pacific. Visit www.clubmedgroups.com or call 800-453-2582 for more information on all groups.
Book Your Holiday online, (Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year’s/President’s Day) – Our Winter Holiday Season is extremely busy & rooms sell out fast. Or Call 757-596-2774

In Celebration Of The 2012 Olympics

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In celebration of the 2012 Olympic season, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts have been offering guests an exciting array of cultural festivities and spirited events throughout Jamaica.  During the Olympic Games, guests can revel in international flag displays, sample extravagant Olympic ‘stadium’ food delights and more at the all-new Olympic Village.
The Olympic Village, described as the premier location for the ultimate Caribbean Olympic experience, has been erected at all resorts in Jamaica. The village features life size cut-outs of revered athletes, event broadcasts, and an Olympic-themed fashion show featuring chic, sporty and innovative creations by local designers.
With the overlapping Olympic Games and Jamaica 50 celebrations from August 1 (Emancipation Day) through August 6 (Independence Day), visitors were invited to delve into Jamaica’s rich cultural history by experiencing the heartbeat of its people with folk performances by the Hatfield Cultural Group and other Jamaica Cultural Development Commission award-winning medalists.
As with all Luxury Included® Vacations, a stay at Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts offers more quality inclusions than any other resort company in the world with superior accommodations, endless gourmet dining options, unlimited premium brand wine and spirits, nightly entertainment, watersports including snorkeling and scuba diving for certified divers and a myriad of other exclusive amenities. To learn more about a Luxury Included® Vacation to Sandals Resorts or Beaches Resorts today, please visit www.sandals.com/

www.beaches.com or call 757-596-2774

Specialty Hotels of the Month – Design Hotels

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Established in 1993 as the first of its kind, Design Hotels now represents and markets a hand-selected collection of more than 176 hotels in over 43 countries and 114 destinations around the globe.
Design Hotel is an international lifestyle brand synonymous with distinctive architecture and interior design, balanced with functionality and exceptional service. A consortium that offers an array of high-end hospitality services as well as a cohesive image.
Based in Berlin, the company also maintains offices in London, Barcelona, New York, Singapore, Bali, Tokyo and Perth.

Fiesta Americana All-Inclusive Resorts’ Live Aqua Gets #1 Hotel in Mexico Rating in Travel and Leisure Magazine!

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We’re proud to announce that Live Aqua, Fiesta Americana All-Inclusive Resorts’ adult only, all-inclusive property in Cancun, was recognized by the World’s Best Awards as the #1 resort in all of Mexico, by Travel and Leisure Magazine!
This is a great acknowledgement of how fantastic the Live Aqua experience is.  If you’ve booked the resort in the past, thanks are in order.  If you’ve not booked the resort yet, I hope that you’ll consider Live Aqua for your clients traveling to Cancun.
Please remember that you can book Live Aqua, as well as the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun and the Fiesta Americana Cozumel through all the major tour operators.  It’s as easy as that!