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November Deals

Monster Commission from Lighthouse
Bay Resort in Barbuda

Travel agents can earn up to a $23,000 commission when they book a getaway at Lighthouse Bay Resort in Barbuda with the six-night “Friends and Family Reunion” package. Agents are offered a 20 percent commission on this package (priced at $114,999 for up to 20 people) which translates into significant earnings for booking a group of people on their own private island. Privacy is paramount with only nine suites allowing groups of up to 20 people to virtually “own” a private island for a week with luxurious accommodations, superior service and 17 miles of pristine pink sand beach.

“Our 20 percent commission on this package offers agents a $23,000 payout while providing the ultimate group vacation, offering complete privacy and the ideal setting for the family and friends reunion,” said Terrence Linton, general manager of Lighthouse Bay. “This booking incentive and vacation opportunity is the ideal win-win situation for families and agents.”

The seven-day/six-night “Friends and Family Reunion” package includes the entire island buyout of Lighthouse Bay Resort which features nine suites, all meals and drinks, and use of a private fresh water pool. Each room’s amenities and technology allow guests to feel “plugged in” despite their remote location with flat screen satellite televisions, iPod alarm clock CD players, personal laptops and iPads for guests’ use while on property, and Wi-Fi Internet connection.  For added convenience, guests can make unlimited international telephone calls at no additional cost and complimentary laundry service is available for all guests.

Other highlights of this package include the following for all members of the group (except where noted): Day charter complete with lunch, snorkel and sail gear, one hour of horseback riding, group cooking class with Chef Lennox, beach BBQ and bonfire, and personal photographer and commemorative album with photos.

The “Friends and Family Reunion” package is available Nov. 1 – Dec. 17, 2011 with all-inclusive package rates starting at $114,999 for up to 20 people. Transfers to the resort can be arranged for an additional cost to the package.


Free Night “Compliments of Bermuda”

As the weather in North America begins to cool down, the savings in Bermuda are heating up as The Bermuda Department of Tourism invites travelers to enjoy a free night stay with “Compliments of Bermuda.” This promotion, which provides a free night at participating hotels for guests booking a minimum three-night stay, is available for booking through March 15, 2012, and valid for travel November 1 through March 31, 2012. The promotion also provides access to exclusive deals and rates at more than 50 Bermuda retailers, including water sports shops, retail stores and restaurants with a special Traveler’s Price Card. Hotel rates start at $97.50 per person, per night, double for accommodations that range from luxury resorts and boutique hotels to beach clubs and historic beach-front properties.

The following hotels are offering the third night, fourth night or fifth night free during the promotional period:
Third Night Free
Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa
Elbow Beach, Bermuda
Fairmont Hamilton Princess
Fairmont Southampton Hotel
Grotto Bay Beach Resort
The Reefs Hotel & Club

Fourth Night Free
Newstead Belmont Hills Resort
Pompano Beach Club
Rosewood Tucker’s Point
The Royal Palms

Fifth Night Free
Rosedon Hotel
Surf Side Beach Club



Special Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival weekend rates at Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort

The Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort is offering special Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival weekend rates.  This all-inclusive beachfront property, located 20 minutes from the Jamaica Jazz & Blues venue, is offering 50 percent off regular rates from January 26 – 29, 2012. As always, kids 12 and younger stay and eat free when sharing rooms with adults and affordable shuttles to the festival are available. Rates for standard rooms start at $239 per night, based on double occupancy. To secure the rates, you must book by November 30, 2011.



Travel Impressions Offers up to 65% Savings on Beaches Resorts

Travel Impressions is offering savings of up to 65 percent on three-night Luxury Included packages and a $250 instant air credit on six-night stays at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa in Turks & Caicos, Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club in Jamaica, Beaches Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica and Beaches Sandy Bay in Jamaica.  Travel agents are rewarded by Travel Impressions for booking their clients at Beaches Resorts with a $25 American Express Gift Cheque for each booking (minimum of five nights) that includes the Cancel For Any Reason Waiver.

The 65 percent promotion is valid on reservations that are a minimum of three nights on bookings made and traveled for select dates for travel throughout 2012.  The $250 air credit promotion is valid on bookings that are a minimum of six nights, made by Dec. 1, 2011 for travel now through Dec. 21, 2012.  Blackout and other restrictions apply.

A Beaches Luxury Included package features accommodations; roundtrip airport/resort transfers; resort tax and service charges; all meals, unlimited drinks including Beringer Wines, and snacks; all land and watersports; Sesame Street character activities; Red Lane Spa options; entertainment and more.