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Save up to 40% on Last Minute Summer Travel Packages at Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Celebrate back-to-school season at Barceló Beach Resorts with these two last minute summer packages offering savings of up to 40 percent off. 

 At Barceló Maya Beach Resort (Mexico), currently in the final stages of a $50 million renovation, families can score a deal on a last blast of fun with a dedicated U-Spa for kids, mocktail menus and more.

Adults looking for a summer-end travel deal can head to Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort (Dominican Republic), offering adults-only accommodations and a PGA-rated championship golf course.

Families can score a deal on a last blast of fun at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort, Mexico.



GREEN TRAVEL DEAL: Save Sea Turtles and 33% on a Caribbean Vacation

DID YOU KNOW that May 23rd is World Turtle Day, a global observance to help celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats?

On the island of Dominica, the annual sea turtle season is under way in an ancient ritual that dates back to the time of dinosaur and hundreds of endangered sea turtles travel thousands of miles to lay eggs on the protected beach at Rosalie Bay.

During this special time, guests at eco-boutique Rosalie Bay Resort can participate in conservation efforts and save 33% on 4 or more night stays. 

Among the conservation activities offered, you can:

Join resort turtle expert for a guided educational walk along the beach.

Help patrol the beach to protect nesting turtles.

Assist researchers in collecting data or watching as they relocate nests that are too close to the ocean to the turtle hatchery.

Or, be “on call” for when baby sea turtles hatch and begin their journey.



FAMILY TRAVEL: Kids Fly, Stay & Eat for Free in Costa Rica

Keep it all in the family this summer with Nature Air and Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality Family Travel Package.

From young eco-minded adventurers to more senior explorers who like a little pampering, Costa Rica has what it takes to cater to multi-generational families looking for more bang for their buck. During the Green Season (May to December) kids 12 years and under fly for free on any of Nature Air’s 74 daily  flights to 15 destinations across the country, AND stay and eat for free at some of the top eco-luxury accommodations in Central America.

Partnering with Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality, a company that manages a number of Earth-friendly lodges, hotels and inns in the Central American region, carbon-neutral Nature Air allows families to economically combine city stays with rainforest adventures, mountain and beach getaways for this summer’s vacation in one of the most popular eco-tourism destinations in the world.



Costa Rica Travel Deals and Flight Specials from Nature Air

Since 2004, Nature Air, based in San Jose, Costa Rica, has been synonymous with a 100% carbon neutral aviation program. Now, from unlimited flight passes, to free flights for kids, and convenient fly-drive packages, they’re offering some pretty tempting wallet-friendly travel deals to help you save big on your next adventure. Read on for details.


Nature Air Unlimited Flight Pass

1 week pass for unlimited domestic flights: $222 with taxes included
2 weeks (15 days) pass for unlimited domestic flights: $399 with taxes included

For use before Nov. 30, 2011. Learn more>>


Special Deals for Family Vacations

Up to two children 12-years-old and under fly free, when traveling with two adults that pay round trip FLEX fare. Save on your entire vacation when staying with participating hotels that are offering free stays for children.



Kids Ride Free on Amtrak

Amtrak is celebrating its 40th anniversary by letting its youngest fans onboard for free! So if you book a trip now through May 6, 2011 and travel May 1 through June 9, 2011, your family can join in the celebration, and your kids will ride free

For forty days, you can let your kids experience for free how Amtrak has changed the way people travel for the last forty years. And before they go, visit the Amtrak Kids Depot, our new website dedicated to our younger riders.

Visit for more details and to book your trip.


Source: Amtrak



Kids Sail Free on Three-Night Disney Wonder Sailings This Winter and Spring

Disney Cruise Line is making it easier than ever for families who have dreamt of taking a Disney cruise vacation to sail the most magical ship afloat with a “Kids Free” special offer on three-night cruises this winter and spring.

Guests 12 and under can sail free on three-night voyages aboard the Disney Wonder when accompanied by two full-fare paying guests within the same stateroom. This offer is valid for most sailings from Jan. 22 to May 28, 2009, and covers a variety of stateroom categories, ranging from deluxe family staterooms with verandahs to standard inside staterooms. However, there are a limited number of staterooms available for this special offer. While the cruise fare with this special offer is free for guests 12 and under, guests who book will be responsible for Government Taxes and Fees for all stateroom occupants, including those 12 and under.



Kick Off Holiday Travel Season with $39.99 Rate and $3,000 in Orlando Discounts

Visitors looking to save some “dough” on a vacation to Orlando this November, December and January are in luck. Rosen Hotels & Resorts is kicking off the holiday travel season with an “Orlan-Dough Mega Value Package,” offering a nightly rate of $39.99, plus tax, per night (double occupancy), $25.00 in food and beverage discounts, and the “Orlan-Dough Mega Value Pack,” filled with discounts and offers for theme parks, attractions, dinner shows, restaurants, golf and spa worth a combined value of more than $3,000.

The offer is valid for travel from Nov. 17, 2008 to Jan. 31, 2009 at Rosen Hotels & Resorts four Orlando leisure properties - Quality Inn International, Rodeway Inn International, Quality Inn Plaza and Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista.

Adding to the allure of fall and winter travel to Orlando, the “Orlan-Dough Mega Value Pack” coupon book provides a combined value of more than $3,000 in money-saving offers from the following:



Value-Added Hawaii Savings from American Safari Yacht Cruises

Celebrate inaugural Hawaiian season and discover the very best way to experience Hawaii.

American Safari Cruises (ASC) guests are passionate about nature, seeing it as up-close as imaginable from the bow and decks of a luxury expedition yacht or being active in the outdoors on guided hikes, kayaking and skiff excursions. Now ASC is translating the realization of these passionate pursuits from their explorations in Alaska’s Inside Passage and Mexico’s Sea of Cortés to the Hawaiian Islands. And in Hawaii they up the ante to include 4 sailboats, wet suits and snorkeling gear, windsurfers and appearances by Hawaiians to “talk story” about their unique traditions and culture passionately and authentically. The ASC style of cruising is new to Hawaii and will change the visitors’ map of Hawaii for the future - leading small groups to the extraordinarily beautiful and small group-exclusive islands of Molokai and Lanai and to backcountry hideaways of the Big Island and Maui.

An all-inclusive Hawaiian Islands 8 day/7 night itinerary begins at $3,995 pp/double

Book your Hawaiian Yacht Cruise by October 31, 2008 and Receive a $250.00* per person Travel Credit



Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa Fall Package Offers

The best-of-both-worlds is now even better at St. Lucia’s all-inclusive Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa. To further cater to guests the resort has launched the “Harmony” and “Splash” wings and introduced several upgrades including redecorated rooms, a new adult pool bar, theme nights, fun snacks and the Caribbean’s first paintball facility.

To introduce the upgrades and launch Harmony and Splash, Coconut Bay is offering value-added packages with special prices for travelers seeking fall, winter and holiday savings.

Between December 1-20, 2008, guests can choose from three packages: 

Fall Romance Getaway for $115 including a Champagne Arrival Reception, complimentary Bubbles-in-Bed (turndown service), 1/2 hour couples’ massage, introduction to kite surfing or windsurfing class. Rates are per person, per day based on double occupancy in a deluxe ocean view room.

Kids Stay Free with Fall Family Frenzy from $99 and receive a round of paintball for the entire family, introduction to kitesurfing or windsurfing class (everyone over age 12), a CocoPack for each child under 12 (backpack, water bottle, hat and t-shirt) and a thirty-minute couple’s massage for mom and dad. Rates are per person, per day based on double occupancy in a deluxe garden view room, kids under 18 stay free (max. 2 kids per room).

Inaugural Premium Package for $149. Complimentary Continental breakfast room service, bottle of preferred drink in room, couples’ private beach picnic, Couples’ oceanfront dinner and preferred dinner reservations. Rates are per person, per day based on double occupancy in a premium ocean view room.

Over the holidays guests have the option of celebrating Christmas or starting the New Year: 
Christmas for $199. Rates are per person, per day based on double occupancy in a deluxe garden view room. Valid December 21-31, 2008.

Bring in the New Year for $157. Rates are per person, per day based on double occupancy in a deluxe garden view room. Valid January 1-21, 2009.

For reservations or more information call 866-978-6226 toll free from the US or 758-456-9999 or email: Space is limited and must be booked by 10/15/08.


Source: Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa



Splurge on the Fun, Save on an Extra Night when Staying at Island Outpost

Dive into Island Outpost’s value-packed summer deals and get ready to discover the charms of Jamaica.

Read below for details…

Island Outpost, record mogul Chris Blackwell’s impressive boutique hotel collection in Jamaica offers a variety of summer deals for every traveler.

Jake’s, Treasure Beach, South Coast, Jamaica

Moroccan domes and arches bloom. Decks skim the waves. Shells, beads and colored glass glitter brightly from walls. Eclectic and exotic. Sensual and secluded. It’s that simple when it comes to Jake’s. With 30 rooms and villas, the resort recently added the Driftwood Spa, offering total comfort and relaxation in this off-the-beaten-path destination. The resort’s restaurant is a rallying point for islanders and guests alike. Local excursions include trips to YS Falls, mountain biking, herbal steam baths, river tours and manatee watching. A trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the ‘Pelican Bar’, dubbed the coolest bar in the Caribbean by those in the know.

Offer: Pay for four nights, but stay for five nights. In addition, receive a 30-minute massage per person and a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival.
Travel Dates: April 20, 2008 through December 14, 2008.

The Caves, Negril, Jamaica

The Caves is the perfect spot for couples thriving a relaxing, unspoiled getaway. Volcanic cliff honeycombed with grottoes: one strewn with flowers and candlelit for intimate dining, another harboring a bubbling hot tub, others just portals into the crystal-clear sea below, populated by dolphins, parrot fish and sea turtles. Serenity holds sway here, where the coral reefs, cliff crags and lush Jamaican vegetation merge. Each of the ten cottages is unique, harmoniously blending local wood, stone and thatch. The furnishings reflect the same simple aesthetic: high ceilings soar above custom-made wood and bamboo, brightened by bold island colors.

Offer:  Pay for four nights, but stay for five nights. In addition, receive a 30-minute massage per person and a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival 
Travel Dates: 04/21/2008-12/22/2008

Strawberry Hill, Blue Mountains, Jamaica

Set on a former coffee estate, Strawberry Hill offers twelve airy cottages with sweeping views of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, all bathed in lush mountain mists. Visitors reconnect with their inner self through Strawberry Hill Living, a simple lifestyle embracing all facets of mind, body and spirit, bringing an optimum balance of de-stressed self-awareness. A 60-foot negative-edge swimming pool, nature trails, bird-watching expeditions and mountain bikes help guests connect with the intense natural beauty of this fertile region, famous the world over for its strong, smooth coffee blends. This luminous 25-acre mountaintop, mystical retreat is ideal for the traveler seeking tranquility in a sophisticated setting.

Offer: Pay for four nights, but stay for five nights. In addition, receive a 30-minute massage per person and a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival
Restriction: Special offer available for bookings between Monday and Thursday.

NEW! Island Outpost unveils the new Geejam, Port Antonio

Originally founded by music producer Jon Baker as a recording hideaway that played host to No Doubt, Common, India.Arie, Björk and Gorillaz, among others, Baker has now joined forces with fellow music industry veteran Steve Beaver to metamorphosize Geejam into an insider escape. The result? A stylish equilibrium between ultra modern technology and the intrinsic grace of Jamaica’s organic island vibe and sensibility. Located on six acres of the lush San San Estate, the property extends from the foothills of the John Crow and Blue Mountain chains to the Caribbean beachfront.  A mix of self-contained deluxe cabins, suites and villas, Geejam’s sleek design is fused with a rootsy tropical attitude. Unsurpassed digital amenities and contemporary feel redefine the traditional Caribbean accommodation. Here, Apple iTV comes standard, as does the lush jungle atmosphere. Within immediate proximity is Frenchman’s Cove — voted by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the world’s top five beaches. A 10-minute drive west will find travelers in the historic town of Port Antonio, which was the birthplace of tourism in Jamaica at the turn of the century.

Offer: Pay for four nights, but stay for five nights.
Travel Dates: Year-round

About Island Outpost:
Created by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and Palm Pictures, Island Outpost properties are known for their interesting character and stunning surroundings and strive to offer their clients a feeling reminiscent of staying at a friend’s home. The group includes Goldeneye, Strawberry Hill, Jake’s, and The Caves in Jamaica, Compass Point and Pink Sands in The Bahamas and an exclusive selection of villas.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-OUTPOST or visit,
+ 44(0) 1895 450 731 in the UK. 



Source: Andria Mitsakos Public Relations 



Caribbean All-Inclusive Vacations from $60 Per Person/Per Day; Kids Stay Free + Single Parent Promotions

Today’s families have it tough when it comes to planning vacations.  Several generations of one family can be scattered across towns, cities and even countries, and with their varied, hectic schedules, getting them all together can be a logistical and pricey nightmare.  This summer, family-run SuperClubs Resorts comes to the rescue with affordable reunion options in three tropical Caribbean locales that take away the “pricey” part of the equation.

May 1 kicks off the “Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free” promotion, where children ages 2-13 years can stay absolutely free – a daily saving of $100 for a family of four!    Single parents are covered too, with a waiver of the usual single supplement.
“Budget, destination and timing are the three biggest priorities for families today, and finding options that will please working parents, grandparents with time and money to spare, college-age kids, and tiny tots can be challenging,” said Zein Nakash, SuperClubs’ vice president of marketing, who is also a mother of two, a twin sister, full-time working executive, and daughter of John Issa, who introduced the first all-inclusive resorts for the American traveler more than 30 years ago. Nakash added: “All-inclusives are always a solid value for families, especially when they are true all-inclusives that fix costs before you even get on the plane, and offer a wide array of activities for all age groups and interests without charging extra for them.  This summer especially, we’ve got the best vacation values for families.”
Family Adventures at Starfish Trelawny, Jamaica:  This mecca for adventurous families offer teens a private island hideaway just a short swim away, windsurfing and flying trapeze lessons.  At the Kid’s Club, supervised, age-specific programs keep toddlers entertained, while adult pampering is available at the Blue Mahoe Spa.  Nightly rates start at $74 per adult; $50 per child (age 2-13).  No single supplement.  
Aqua Marine Antics at Breezes Curaçao: Kids Stay Free + Single Parent Promotions
Greeting families with refurbished accommodations and upgraded amenities to the tune of US$1.3 million, the Dutch Caribbean’s first Super-Inclusive resort is a bona fide playground for kids and parents alike.  At the renovated 12,000-square-foot Kid’s Club, young guests can juggle a myriad of riveting adventures from circus workshops to bouncy boxing.  Just two miles from Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this beachfront property is also a gateway to local attractions.  Rates start at $129 per adult, per night.
New Flights to Breezes Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: Kids Stay Free + Single Parent Promotions
With JetBlue Airways’ new daily nonstop service between New York and Puerto Plata, the recently renovated Breezes Puerto Plata offers a family vacation that is “away from it all” and yet, just a convenient four-hour flight from the Northeast.  While kids lose track of time at the Mini-club, parents and grandparents can lose their stress knots at the revamped Lighthouse Spa, the largest in the Dominican Republic.  Rates start at $60 per adult, per night.
SuperClubs’ family promotions run from May 1 through December 22, 2008.  A two-night minimum booking is required; all rates are land only.  For more information and reservations, or to learn about great rates at additional SuperClubs properties, visit, call 1-800-GO-SUPER (800-467-8737), or call your local travel agent.


About SuperClubs

Every SuperClubs holiday is Super-Inclusive - accommodations; all meals, SuperSnacks and premium brand cocktails; unlimited use of all sports facilities, including equipment rental and instruction; entertainment; weddings; recreational activities; and hotel taxes - with absolutely no tipping allowed.  SuperClubs operates and independently markets affiliate Starfish and Rooms resorts, and Jamaica’s Negril Beach villa.  For more information or reservations, contact SuperClubs at (800) GO-SUPER (or 1-800-467-8737) or visit



Source: Spring O’Brien 



Biras Creek Resort Offers Summer Packages and Deals

Biras Creek Resort, the Caribbean’s premier luxury resort, is offering a variety of great summer packages and promotions. Located on a lush 140-acre nature reserve on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, Biras Creek is the ideal location for summer travelers seeking romance, adventure, family vacation or plain old summer fun.

Biras Creek is offering two great promotions for guests booking August travel by April 30. The Family Summer Escape special allows travelers who book two ocean or garden suites for at least five nights to receive a 20% discount.  Additionally, vacationers that book a garden or ocean suite for six nights will receive their seventh night free.

Due to popular demand, Biras Creek Resort is reinstating their Summer Escape Package. Relax and pamper yourself for 15 days/14 nights in a Deluxe Suite.  Package includes all meals, and roundtrip boat transfers from Beef Island Airport (EIS) to the resort.  The package also includes two 30-minute massages per week, one Sunset Sail for two per week, one round trip taxi to the Baths and a bottle of Champagne on arrival.

Families will love the Family Fun Package, a special package tailored for families with two or more children between the ages of eight and sixteen, which includes a second or adjacent suite at a significant discount.  The package includes two suites and all meals for two adults and two children for seven nights.  In addition, the package includes a bottle of Champagne for the parents, free snorkeling lessons for the entire family, and one half-day snorkeling trip to the Baths for the entire family.   Extra children and extra nights rates available on request.
Recently named one of the World’s Best 2008 Hotels by Travel + Leisure, Biras Creek, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is a private hideaway on a 140-acre nature reserve on Virgin Gorda. Accessible by sea or air only, Biras Creek comprises 33 spacious suites.  The resort also includes the Biras Spa, offering indulgences in the latest in health and beauty treatments. Rates range from $675 to $1,950 per night based on season.  All rates are based on double occupancy and include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily and airport transfers with private launch.  For reservations or more information,  call 877.883.0756 or visit
The Victor International Corporation is an award-winning real estate, resort development and management company which has a tradition for creating ‘unique living environments in ecological harmony with the land’.  Victor International’s accomplishments include the prestigious Bay Harbor Resort & Marina, Hotel and Conference Center, located in Bay Harbor, Michigan and Turtle Lake, located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as well as Oil Nut Bay, located on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
For more information on Biras Creek Resort and Victor International Corporation, visit;;,; and




London and Paris Accommodation for the Budget Conscious

Despite the weak dollar it is still possible to stay in London and Paris for under $70 US per-person, per-night. How? By staying in a vacation rental rather than a hotel.


Check out these affordable alternatives from Coach House Rentals…


River Court
- spacious and practical flat, ideal for sight-seeing or the city - sleeps 3. From £105 (US$210) per night. Ref: RCT.
St. George’s Square
- bright and airy apartment in convenient Pimlico location - sleeps 5. From £155 (US$310) per night. Ref: SGS.
Peterborough Road
- comfortable 5 bedroom house in convenient location - sleeps 7/9. From £225 (US$450) per night. Ref: PET.


rue Frochot
- great value studio in a colourful area of Paris - sleeps 2/3. From €125 (US$195) per night. Ref: PFRT.
rue Francoeur
- comfortable modern apartment in genuinely “Parisian” Montmartre - sleeps 5. From €185 (US$285) per night. Ref: PFRC.
boulevard Malesherbes
- charming family residence in the upscale 8th arrondissement - sleeps 5/6. From €255 (US$395) per night. Ref: PMHB.
Cour St Pierre
- large family house in private gated street, a rare find - sleeps 7. From €250 (US$385) per night. Ref: PCSP.

And remember you can save even more if you cook and eat in some nights, something you can’t do in a hotel. And you’ll have the fun of shopping for food in the local markets and delicatessens.

For details of these and other properties, a comprehensive description of their services and suggestions on how best you can spend your time in these great cities go to: and


Source: Coach House Rentals 



Zephyr Adventures Drops Prices for Family Tours

Montana-based adventure travel company Zephyr Adventures has dramatically reduced the prices for kids on its Family Adventures, with the price of its Yellowstone multisport family adventure down 38% from last year for kids.

Zephyr Adventures owner Allan Wright says the price drop is not in response to the country’s recent economic worries. “We have been planning this price decrease since the fall,” says Wright. “This is more a long-term plan to make guided family tours more affordable than it is a short-term response to the economy.”

In the world of travel, families have a number of options with a range of prices.  Road trips in the family minivan can be relatively inexpensive, especially if camping is on the agenda.  On the high end, organized guided tours with hotels, meals, activities, and guides can run thousands of dollars for a vacation – per family member.

“We just came to the realization that our family tour offerings were unaffordable for most families,” explains Wright. “And yet the concept of an organized family tour is so fantastic, it didn’t make sense to restrict this to just higher-income families.”

So Zephyr Adventures dropped its prices for kids and, in some cases, for adults.  The five-day Yellowstone Multisport Adventure, priced last year at $1600 per person, is now priced at only $1400 for adults and $1000 for kids staying in the same room.

Zephyr manages to do this by being local and remaining small.  The company is based near its Family Adventure destinations, right outside Yellowstone in Red Lodge, Montana. Zephyr also drastically reduced office expenses by going “virtual,” with all employees working from a home office.

All Zephyr’s family trips include such activities as river rafting, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, and watching for wildlife.  “Our tours still come loaded with historic National Park lodging, expert guides, great meals, and fun activities,” says Wright.  “Only now, our Yellowstone tours are priced $600 to $1700 less per child than the tours of our competitors.”

Kids are always attended by professional guides and tend to bond with other youth participants within the first hour. Parents are free to participate with their kids or spend time with other adults, going for an extra hike or relaxing with a glass of wine.

For more information about Zephyr Family Adventures visit



Atlantis Resort Paradise Getaway Package 4 Days/3 Nights from $399*

Experience Atlantis starting at $399 for 4 days and 3 nights with the Paradise Getaway Package and receive a $200 rebate with qualifying air-inclusive packages.

A world filled with the energy of the ocean, the beauty of the tropics, the spirit of a lost civilization and experiences unlike any other.  Marvel at 50,000 sea animals in the world’s largest open-air marine habitat. Adventure in Aquaventure’s adrenaline-inducing river and slides. Swim with dolphins. Enjoy the pools, beaches, spa, casino, nightclubs, shopping and fine dining. And whether you prefer casual Caribbean or chic and sophisticated, there are accommodations to suit your tastes.

Offer ends March 31st! Click here to learn more.


Source: Caribbean Travel & Life



Almond Resorts' Value-Packed Sea And Sun Caribbean Sale

4-day, 3-night vacations start at $420.00 per person


Almond Resorts, the Caribbean’s premier all-inclusive hotels, are offering value-packed Sea and Sun vacations with savings of up to 35%!  Prices for 4-day, 3-night vacations at the elegant resorts in Barbados and St. Lucia, start at $420.00 per person, based on double occupancy.  Sale ends April 30, 2008 and the travel period is April 1 through September 30, 2008.

Guests at all resorts are invited to sample the amenities of the sister properties (airfare between islands is additional). In Barbados, you have a choice of Almond Beach Club & Spa (welcomes guests 16 years of age and over), Almond Beach Village or the new Almond Casuarina Beach (opening soon), and in St. Lucia,  choose either Almond Morgan Bay or Almond Smugglers Cove.   Discount is available on single, double, triple or quad rates. No discount on children’s rates. 

This offer does not include airport to hotel transfers or airfare. Sale applies to new bookings only, and it is subject to change without notice.  

About Almond Resorts
Almond Resorts is the operator of five 4-star premier all-inclusive hotels - Almond Beach Club & Spa (161 rooms), Almond Beach Village (400 rooms) andAlmond Casuarina Beach Resort (289 rooms-opening 2008), in Barbados and Almond Morgan Bay Beach Resort (350 rooms) and Almond Smugglers Cove (357 rooms), both in St. Lucia.

Almond Resorts pioneered the distinctive “For You. About You.” concept, which incorporates the ease of a pre-paid all-inclusive vacation with an endless array of facilities for guests to enjoy, at their own pace.

The all-inclusive hotels offer:

  • Numerous free water sports such as water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, banana boat rides and reef fishing, with free lessons, if required
  • State of the art spas with treatments including massages, facials, manicures and hydrotherapy treatments available at a locally payable cost
  • Tennis facilities and fitness centers
  • Children’s clubs and family entertainment at all hotels except Almond Beach Club & Spa (which accepts guests 16 years and older).  The Kid’s Club concept was pioneered at Almond Beach Village in Barbados and is a standard feature of the company’s family friendly resorts
  • A choice of a la carte restaurants serving fine cuisine and bars offering premium brand named drinks.

For more information, contact your favorite travel provider or Almond Resorts at 1-800-4ALMOND or visit




SOURCE: The Atrebor Group 



Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free This Summer in The Caribbean Plus 15% to 20% Savings at Two Antigua Resorts

Award-winning Elite Island Resorts rolls out the red carpet for families this summer in Antigua at two upscale family-friendly, all-inclusive, oceanfront Caribbean resorts.


At St. James’s Club & Villas and The Verandah Resort & Spa, kids under 12 stay, play and eat free while their parents enjoy the Instant Savings promotion of 15 percent on stays between May and June, 2008, and 20 percent savings July through August 15, 2008. Both Caribbean resorts cater to families with spacious guest accommodations and extensive, dedicated complimentary kids club programs and multi-generational activities so parents and kids can have fun together.

The Stay and Dine Free summer special allows one child to stay and dine free per adult when sharing the same accommodations, with a maximum of two adults and two children per room. Percent savings are applied toward the resorts’ summer 2008 all inclusive rack rates based on double occupancy which start at $495 for The Verandah and $520 for St. James’s Club, which includes all food, beverages, room accommodations, activities, non motorized water sports, taxes and gratuities.

“Families need to recharge and renew their bonds away from life’s pressures. We encourage parents to share quality experiences with their children during summer vacation. At our Antigua resorts the kid’s programs are the perfect place for children to have fun, make new friends and stimulate their imaginations, while parents reconnect with their family and find private time as well,” said Steven E. Heydt, Elite Island Resorts president.

The Verandah Resort & Spa is an eco-friendly luxury retreat with two beaches and a cove protected bay - ideal for swimming and water sports. Its 700-square foot suites comfortably sleep four; larger families can book a second adjacent suite at a 50 percent savings.

St. James’s Club & Villas is tucked away on a secluded 100-acre peninsula, and exudes a casual, club-like ambience. Families enjoy the resort’s two white-sand beaches and a full array of non-motorized water sports.

Starting June 12, 2008, Delta Airlines will add Thursday and Sunday non- stop service from New York’s JFK International Airport to Antigua, making the resorts easier than ever to reach.

For information and reservations, call 800-345-0356, or visit


Source: Elite Island Resorts 



Winter Park Resort Introduces Signficant Savings On February And March Packages

Colorado’s Winter Park Resort Introduces Signficant Savings On February And March Packages


Choose From A Wide Choice of Activities Including Mogul Clinics and Women’s Only Clinics for Skiing and Riding

Reinforcing its commitment to provide a wide variety of experiences at solid values, Winter Park Resort is offering a selection of packages at significant savings for this February and March. Packages include:

SAVE 15% ON NEWEST SLOPESIDE LODGING, $69 - Located at the entrance to Winter Park Resort. Price is based on double occupancy, and may vary based on arrival date, unit type, and availability. 800.979.0332 

MARCH 1 - MARY JANE BUMP JAMBOREE #5- For skiers interested in improving their skills in a one-day setting with Winter Park’s top female coaches, the mid-season clinic includes a skill analysis, in addition to instruction on style and technique. Day includes lunch at Mary Jane Mountain. All skiers must be comfortable on blue terrain. Skiers only. Cost: $89. 970-726-1564 

MARCH 7-9 - BOB’S THREE-DAY MOGUL CAMP- For skiers interested in improving their skills in a one-day setting with Winter Park’s top female coaches, the mid-season clinic includes a skill analysis, in addition to instruction on style and technique. Day includes lunch at Mary Jane Mountain. All skiers must be comfortable on blue terrain. Skiers only. Cost: $89. 970-726-1564

MARCH 29-30, 2008, BURTON LEARN TO RIDE WOMEN’S CAMP - Winter Park Resort and Burton have teamed up for two intensive days of classes, six hours of coaching and video analysis. Includes equipment. Cost: $185. 970-726-1564
About Winter Park Resort:
Winter Park Resort averages 28 feet per year, a distinction that remains unchallenged in its 69 years of history.  While close to Denver, Winter Park Resort remains a world away thanks in part to its unique location amidst the Fraser Valley and Continental Divide.  Mary Jane Mountain is fiercely admired for its wild bumps, glades, and steep pitches.  To learn more about Winter Park Resort’s winter events, daily activities and vacation packages visit

Source: Winter Park Resort


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Kids Fly Free To Tahiti On Air Tahiti Nui

Kids Fly Free To Tahiti On Air Tahiti Nui

With Two Paying Adults, Two Children Fly Free From NY;

One Child Flies Free From LA

Families looking for a fun, economical and exotic getaway this winter need not look any further as Air Tahiti Nui just announced free air for kids 11 and younger on New York and Los Angeles flights through May 31, and November 1 to December 10, 2008.  Two paying adults receive two free child tickets* on flights from JFK, and one free child ticket on flights from LAX.  Moana (economy) class air for mom and dad starts from $1,423 per person from New York and $1,161 per person from Los Angeles.  All tickets must be booked by May 1.

On Air Tahiti Nui, kids are kept busy with personal in-flight entertainment systems featuring cool interactive games and six new release movies, while parents relax with the hospitable services of an award-winning cabin crew.

Once in French Polynesia, families can share the calm beauty and tranquility of Tahiti and Her Islands together.  Breathtaking views of jagged mountains in the distance and the ocean’s many shades of blue will astound young eyes, while jet skiing and snorkel trips will bring kids within petting distance of friendly stingrays and hundreds of colorful fish.  Adventurous 4x4 Jeep expeditions into lush island interiors will thrill all with bumpy, muddy rides, and hiking excursions with a naturalist guide are both fun and educational as children learn about Tahiti’s unique flora and fauna and the history of its ancient marae temples.

Families can also enjoy a private picnic on a motu together, go deep-sea fishing and catch their dinner, take a glass bottom boat ride and experience Tahitian culture with festive Polynesian music and dance shows.

Family Packages

Families can reap additional savings by booking specially tailored packages by May 1, which include free meals and activities for children.

Tahiti Legends’ six-day “Moorea Family Special” for two adults and two children (up to age 11) features four roundtrip economy class tickets on Air Tahiti Nui from New York, five nights at the InterContinental Moorea Resort in a Garden Suite Bungalow, inter-island ferry transfers, free kid’s menu meals throughout the stay, and a free dolphin encounter program for two kids.  Priced from $5,400 ($4,170 from LA), the package for four costs just $225 per person per day for travel now through May 31.

Another carefree six-day vacation choice is Swain Tahiti Tours’ “Family Getaway to Tahiti.”  The package for two adults and two children (up to age 11) includes four roundtrip economy class tickets on Air Tahiti Nui from New York, five nights at Moorea’s Hotel Les Tipaniers in a Standard Bungalow, a half-day Moorea circle island tour with Belvedere Lookout, and airport transfers.  Priced from $4,985, the package for four costs just $207 per person per day for travel now through May 31 and November 1 to December 10.  Departures from Los Angeles start at $5,475 and include an overnight stay in Papeete.

For more information on these and additional family packages, or to book, visit or call (877) 824-4846.

*Free tickets for kids are exempt from fuel surcharges but not taxes.


Air Tahiti Nui, the leading carrier to French Polynesia, has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti.  The company was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. Air Tahiti Nui won the Skytrax 2007 World Airline Awards for “Best Airline” and “Best Cabin Staff”.  Global Traveler’s “Best of 2005” reader poll ranked Air Tahiti Nui the number two “Best Airline in the South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand,” and sixth for “Best Onboard Service” in the worldwide category.

For information on schedules and fares call toll-free 1-877-824-4846, or visit your local travel agent, or Air Tahiti Nui online at


Source: Spring O’Brien & Co.

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Divi Resorts Heats Up The Fall/Winter Season With The Blazin’ Summer Sale Package

Divi Resorts sizzles right on through the fall and winter seasons offering two new packages for guests with great savings that will keep them in summer spirits through the end of the year.

The Divi Resorts “Blazin’ Summer Sale” package guests will save up to 40 percent off nightly rates. Available at all eight Divi Resorts, this package is valid for travel now through December 22, 2007 and varies by resort.  Save up to 40 percent when booking a room for 3 nights or more at Divi Little Bay in St. Marteen, Divi Flamingo in Bonaire and Divi Heritage in Barbados when staying 3 nights or more; 35 percent when booking a room for 3 nights or more at Divi Southwinds in Barbados, Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort and Divi Dutch Village in Aruba; and 15 percent when booking a room for 3 nights or more at the Divi Carina Bay in St. Croix. Nightly rates begin at $88 per night.

Vacationing with the family?  Kids stay and eat free as part of the “Blazin’ Summer Sale” package through December 20, 2007.  Meal options for breakfast, lunch and dinner are available from the kid’s menu for up to two children, up to 12 years old when accompanied by one adult.

In addition to the “Blazin’ Summer Sale” package, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, Bonaire is also offering their “Create Your Own” dive package. Dive enthusiasts traveling to the resort can enjoy 2 free nights when booking a minimum 7 night stay in conjunction with their dive package; rates begin at $455 per person. Package includes standard accommodations, 2 days of unlimited shore diving, breakfast daily, hotel-airport transfers, and all taxes & service charges based on double occupancy. Valid now thru November 30, 2007, the “Create Your Own” dive package includes a welcome cocktail, beach towels at the pool and beach, air-conditioned accommodations, breakfast daily, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers and a free room upgrade (depending on space available) to complement the guest’s choice of dive packages.


Divi Resorts operates eight resorts on five Caribbean islands including the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino in St. Croix; Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten; Divi Southwinds Beach Resort and Divi Heritage Beach Resort in Barbados; Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino in Bonaire; and Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort and Divi Dutch Village Resort in Aruba. As of the first quarter 2007, Divi Aruba Phoenix Divi Village Golf and Divi Dutch Village Beach Resorts in Aruba have been awarded the AAA’s prestigious 3 Diamond Rating. From relaxing on white sand beaches and indulging in spa services to embarking on amazing scuba diving adventures and trying your luck in the casino, Divi Resorts has it all…and more.

For more information on Divi Resorts, call 1-800-367-3484, or visit