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Sunday, February 16, 2014
Honeymoon and Destination Wedding News Updates
Palace Resorts unveiled the $22 million refurbishing of the Nizuc section of its Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Mexico. The renovations include upgrades to Nizuc's 120 guestrooms, pool, dining venues and bars, and other public areas, plus a new Irish pub, kids club, and mini golf course.
Melia Nassau Beach has taken over the Sheraton on Cable Beach as it's first resort in English-speaking Caribbean at the Baha Mar in the Bahamas. The 694-room property will be executing a renewal plan that will be completed in December 2014. After a series of renovations, the hotel will be rebranded as Melia at Baha Mar.
The Bermuda Department of Tourism named February "Love Month" and unveiled a lineup of free public events and activities for couples (from free entry and tours at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art on Tuesdays next month to "Love Train" guided tours of the capital of Hamilton).
Karisma Hotels & Resorts released more details about the 144-suite Generations Riviera Maya property debuting in February. The oceanfront property will feature six dining venues, four bars, an Eko Kids Club facility, a Baby Beach Lounge, and other amenities.
AMResorts (Dreams, Secrets, Zoetry, Now, Sunscapes) announced its "Winter GREATaways" promotion, with discounts up to 40 percent and in-resort credit worth up to $400 for qualifying bookings. made by February 25 for travel until end of April 2014.
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts unveiled Valentine's offers: in Hawaii, a free vow renewal ceremony on Valentine's Day for guests at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach or the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach; and in Fiji, a vow renewal package (from US$1,700 pp dbl when booked by Jan. 31) that will include the ceremony, a dinner for two, and seven nights in a deluxe oceanview room at the Outrigger on the Lagoon - Fiji.
Sandals unveiled a new service called "Soon to Moon" connecting guests with an "engagement concierge" to help them plan marriage proposals (from picnic lunches on a private island to carving "Will You Marry Me?" message on a beach).
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort debuted the 500-suite in Mexico. The property has 13 dining venues and lounges, a large spa, and many other guest amenities.
The Grenada Grand Beach Resort became the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort this week. The 20-acre property on Grand Anse Beach has four main dining venues and bars, two outdoor pools, two tennis courts, and other amenities.
Blue Diamond (the resorts division of Sunwing Travel Group) welcomed two new properties in Punta Cana (D.R.): the 470-room Royalton Punta Cana and the 525-room Memories Splash Punta Cana. The hotels were created when the former Grand Paradise Bavaro was split in two (with a water park added between them).
Transat Holidays and Nolitours now offers weekly departures from Toronto to Los Cabos, Mexico (Feb. 1-April 19).
Karisma Hotels & Resorts announces a "Canadian Beef Culinary Series" for 2014 built around guest chefs from Canada preparing beef dishes with wine pairings at all of their gourmet-inclusive Azul, El Dorado, and Generations Resorts.
Sandals signed a deal with the government in Antigua to convert the Grand Pineapple Beach Resort in Long Bay into Beaches Antigua. There's no definitive word on the timeline involved, but the refurbished property will offer one- to four-bedroom suites with as many as a dozen restaurants, a water park, a movie theater, a BMX bike track, an Xbox Play Lounge, and other family-friendly services.
The 181-room Outrigger Mauritius Resort & Spa had a "soft opening" on Jan. 15, after the property wraps up an extensive refurbishment. On that date, most guestrooms, the Edgewater restaurant, the Bar Bleu, and other public spaces will be ready (with opening rates from US$202 ppdo for stays ). The resort sits on the island's southern tip, about 45 minutes from the airport and the capital of Port Louis, and it's surrounded by a nature reserve. (www.outriggermauritius.com)
Melia will take over the Braco Village Hotel & Spa in Jamaica, giving the 226-property a thorough makeover before it debuts next November as the all-inclusive Melia Jamaica.
Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spa will add nine new locations in the next few years, including its first Europe property (the Six Senses Mont Blanc in France in 2015) and its first Caribbean hotel (the Six Senses Freedom Bay in St. Lucia in 2016).
Air Canada previewed the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner cabin interiors that will debut next spring. Highlights include lie-flat "executive pods" in international business class and the largest personal entertainment screens (18 inches) offered by any North American carrier in business class.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Product Updates
Outrigger unveiled the 181-room Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa this week. The five-star beachfront resort is the company's first location in the Indian Ocean region, with two main restaurants, a primary bar, four pools, the Navasana wellness spa, and other unique touches.
Carnival Cruise Lines overhauled its wedding packages with upgraded catering, decor, floral, and photo options - plus, it added Freeport and Grand Turk to its list of wedding destinations.
The Brando Resort, Tahiti is a new luxury eco-resort on the private island of Tetiaroa near Tahiti (once owned by the famed actor Marlon Brando). Arrivals start in July 2014 for this property with 35 one-, two-, and three-bedroom beachfront villas with private plunge pools plus two restaurants, a lounge and beach bar, a pool, and other unique services such as an ecostation for on-site research.
Honeymoon in Africa: new romance-themed adventure trips are now available: the nine-day "Masai Romance and Sultry Beaches" in Kenya (from $4,251 pp dbl), the eight-day "Grand South Africa" (from $5,260 pp dbl), and the nine-day "Classical India" (from $6,932 pp dbl). Rates are plus airfare.
Air Canada rouge will take over several Caribbean routes previously served by Air Canada itself this summer, including flights from Montreal and Toronto to the Bahamas, Barbados, Cancun, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Tampa.
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Thursday, February 06, 2014
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Tuesday, February 04, 2014
You Are Invited! Free Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Expo Feb-Mar 2014
This only happens once a year! Meet travel exhibitors from around the world who have flown in just to provide you with information about their resort, destination and wedding packages.
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Monday, February 03, 2014
Honeymoon and Destination Wedding News Update
Tourism officials in St. Maarten report that construction is done on a new causeway connecting the island's international airport with the eastern bank of Simpson Bay Lagoon (allowing faster travel between the island's Dutch and French sides). The causeway has a swing bridge that opens to allow boats to pass through.
The MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas introduced new self-serve checkout kiosks in its lobby.
Fairmont plans its first location in Malaysia with the 2017 opening of the 750-room Fairmont Kuala Lumpur. The hotel will boast six restaurants and lounges, a pool, a fitness center, a spa, and other guest services.
Air Canada Vacations has added a $35 currency surcharge per person on all new package bookings starting Jan. 27. And, Sunwing is following suit with the same $35 surcharge starting Jan. 30.