Featured Blog Posts – October 2010 Archive (7)

Smart Remotes At Antigua's Jumby Bay

The Jumby Bay all inclusive resort located on a private island near Antigua has taken luxury to the next level by installing Control4 remote controls in every suite. The smart remotes allow guests to control the television, music, lights, etc... all from one remote. Future upgrades will allow housekeeping, room service, and wake-up call features.

The remote project was done in addition to the $28 million renovation project recently completed. The rooms have been upgraded, the spa has… Continue

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All Inclusive Resort Visitors Buying Less Gold Jewelry

All inclusive resort guests often buy gold jewelry while on vacation, but this year might not be the best year to do so.

Gold prices are nearing all time highs. This is leading to an increase in the price of gold jewelry throughout the world. While gold is still cheaper in some of the markets and stores in vacation destinations, the prices will still be higher compared to previous years.

If you have a habit of leaving your all inclusive resort to go jewelry shopping, this… Continue

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Flights To Mexico Increase

The recent bankruptcy of Mexicana Airlines and the improving economy has led to numerous flights to Mexico being added by other carriers.

US Airways, Continental, United, Delta, Frontier and Southwest have all added flights to Mexico or have plans to do so.

Leisure travel to Mexico is up 20% this year as the economy continues to improve. There also has been an increase in business travel to Mexico.

More flights from a variety of airlines is a good thing for… Continue

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Violence In Mexico Doesn't Stop Tourists

While news of violence in Mexico continues to grab the headlines, tourists are returning to Mexico after years of recession.

Most of the drug related violence in Mexico is in border towns and regions far from the beaches and all inclusive resorts. While there is always a concern over crime and violence no matter where you are, there have been no major incidents of violence in Mexico's vacation destinations.

As the economy continues to improve, more people are planning… Continue

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Club Med Sandpiper Bay Closed For Renovations

The Club Med Sandpiper is closed from August 20th to December 18th, 2010 for a $25 million dollar renovation project. It will reopen with the new name Club Med Sandpiper Bay.

This is great news for numerous reasons. First and foremost, the Club Med Sandpiper needed renovations. The buildings were showing their age and the resort was limited in terms of space and offerings.

After the renovations are completed, the 216-acre site with 33 rooms in Port Lucie on Florida’s east… Continue

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Best All Inclusive Resorts For Families With Teenagers

All inclusive resorts are great vacation options for families with teenagers. All inclusive resorts offer a safe environment with lots of activities and no need to supply them with cash.

Most family all inclusive resorts have special kids clubs for children ages 4 - 12, but a few of them also offer specialized programs for teenagers.

Beaches Resorts have probably gone the furthest in creating a specialized program just for teenagers. Most Beaches resorts have their own… Continue

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All Inclusive Resorts Reduce Poverty

All inclusive resorts bring tax revenue, jobs, and demand for local goods to poverty stricken areas. This is the message being delivered at a conference in Sydney Austrailia.

The Asia Pacific workshop on tourism development and poverty reduction is an initiative of the International Trade Centre, the United Nations World Trade Organisation body, and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Tourism leaders were told their industry has huge potential for creating jobs and… Continue

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