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Worldwide Caution

“The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated January 24, 2012, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.  

The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas. Current information suggests that al-Qaida, its affiliated organizations, and other terrorist organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings. 

Extremists may elect to use conventional or non-conventional weapons, and target both official and private interests. Examples of such targets include high-profile sporting events, residential areas, business offices, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, public areas, and other tourist destinations both in the United States and abroad where U.S. citizens gather in large numbers, including during holidays.

U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure. Extremists have targeted and attempted attacks on subway and rail systems, aviation, and maritime services. In the past, these types of attacks have occurred in cities such as Moscow, London, Madrid, Glasgow, and New York City.”

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Why you need a Travel Agent

I came across a great set of articles on forbes.com about the benifits of using a travel agent

“A good travel agent is there ‘pillow to pillow.’ People think they can just book flights, hotels, or car rentals themselves, and sometimes they can, especially if nothing goes wrong. But when your flight is cancelled and you are standing in line waiting to be rebooked, believe me, you’ll wish you had a travel agent. I’d already be working on it for you.”

Source: Why You Need a Travel Agent Part 1

“The travel agent may get the same rate as you, but in many cases, they get upgrades worth a couple of hundred dollars or more per night, from room class upgrades which are significant to extras like champagne on arrival, free breakfast daily, in some cases even free meals and free spa treatments. Would you rather pay the same for a standard room as for a suite? Of course not. Or pass up a free massage because you didn’t want to call a travel agent?”

Source: Why You Need a Travel Agent Part 2

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DEALS

ATLANTIS – PARADISE ISLAND

Book early and save up to 50%* on winter travel.

Savings of up to 50% based on standard terrace room at Beach Tower. Savings on other room categories vary by location and travel dates.Rate is per night for arrivals Sun- Wed. Weekend charge applies. Reservation must be booked by 11/1/2012. Two night minimum stay required. Mandatory fees, taxes, service charges and gratuities from $56 per night are additional. Subject to availability.

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United Announces First Public Dreamliner Flight

United is flying its first 787 Dreamliner home to Houston today in preparation for the first commercial flights of a jet that United’s CEO says will save on fuel, grow the carrier’s network and give passengers greater comfort. United is the first airline in North America, and just the sixth in the world, to take delivery of the Boeing jet, which is made largely from lightweight composites. The first flight to carry paying passengers… USA Today

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Couples Resorts Secret Rendezvous Save up to 56%

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Couples Secret Rendezvous

  • The resort you’ll be staying at remains a ‘SECRET’ until 7 days prior to your arrival. Each resort offers exceptional settings and inclusions. You’ll never be disappointed.
  • 3 night minimum stay.
  • Rates are per couple / per night.
  • Participating resorts: Couples Tower Isle, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Negril, Couples Swept Away.
  • Complimentary wedding not available for Secret Rendezvous.
  • Not available for Group Travel.
COUPLES SECRET RENDEZVOUS
Run of the House Published Rate % Savings You Pay
September 1 – September 30, 2012 658 56% 288
October 1 – October 31, 2012 658 52% 313
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On the Horizon

Caesar’s Entertainment  announced plans to build a giant 550 ft  – ferris wheel  like  observation  ride as part of their planned $550 million LINQ  – entertainment complex. Located   between the Flamingo, Imperial Palace and Harrah’s Casinos,  the “High Roller”  will feature 28  gondolas  holding 40 people each.  Construction is already underway on the Skyvue observation wheel across from Mandalay Bay.  The Skyvue will stand 500 ft and  feature 32 rotating gondolas.

 

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Airlines

American Airlines has announced plans for a new luggage delivery service. No longer will you have to wait around for your bags.  For a fee,  luggage  will can be claimed and  delivered to an address for you at your destination, leaving  your  hands free.   Jet Blue has announced  plans for nonstop seasonal service Boston – Grand Cayman pending government approval .  They will resume nonstop seasonal service Boston – Montego Bay on Tuesdays & Saturdays.

Usairways will also resume Saturday nonstop service to Montego Bay.

Southwest has announced new nonstop service  Boston – Ft. Myers.

United Airlines has offered a glimpse of  their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.   United is the first US carrier to order the ultramodern aircraft, which is slated to begin service later this year.

 

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Hotel Happenings

 Ritz Carlton has several new properties under development. The Ritz Carton Dorado Reserve, Puerto Rico will open late 2012. It is situated on the former Laurance Rockefeller estate. All rooms are located directly on the beach. The hotel features an open air spa,  Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassador of the Environment program, and a 11 mile nature trail. The Ritz Carlton Aruba is scheduled to open in 2014. Ritz Carlton Reserves also in development are locations in Los Cabos, Mexico and Molasses Creek, West Caicos.

The Baha Mar project, long awaited in Cable Beach, Nassau, is slated to open in Dec. 2014. The mega resort will feature 2, 200 rooms in 4 resort hotels, Baha Mar, Rosewood, Hyatt & Mondarian. At an anticipated cost of 3.4 Billion it is the largest construction project ever launched in the Caribbean. Other features are  an   eco-water park, 18 hole golf course and the largest Casino in the Caribbean.

New Cancun hotel openings this year are the all-inclusive resorts ~  Secrets The Vine and Sandos Cancun (formerly Le Meridien). Due to open in November is the Paradisus Cancun.

In Punta Cana later this year will see the opening of the Secrets Gems at Cap Cana and the Now Gems also part of the 1,100 room Cap Cana resort complex.   The 204 room Westin Punta Cana is slated to open late 2013.

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Openings

The Captain Morgan Experience has opened at their St. Croix, U.S.V.I  distillery .  The 75 million dollars visitors’ center is open   Monday – Saturday.  Cost $10 per person.  The attraction offers visitors a history of  rum production and the Virgin Islands.

Miami  International Airport has opened a new International Arrivals facility. There are now 72 lanes  available for passport control.

A new highway will open soon in the Dominican Rephublic. The road will connect Punta Cana to La Romana.

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