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Resort Newsletter Dated November 26, 2014

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

It's Thanksgiving week in the U.S. and topping the list of blessings we are all thankful for at Vacations To Go are the more than 800,000 people around the world who trusted us to handle their vacation planning this year. So thank you, sincerely, from the more than 750 travel professionals at Vacations To Go!

It has been our pleasure and great good fortune to get to know you, advise you and help you find the perfect vacation at a huge discount in 2014.

This week, I've rounded up some of the latest news from popular tropical resorts and destinations. Click the links to see resorts and price a stay.



Several new all-inclusive resorts have recently opened, while others are scheduled to open their doors in the next few months and are available to book now. For example, the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall (family friendly) and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall (no kids) -- among Hyatt's first all-inclusive resorts -- will open in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in December. Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is expected to open in Mexico next month as well.

Dreams Resorts officially opened its first Costa Rica property earlier this month. The all-inclusive Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica is on Playa El Jobo on the country's upper Pacific coast. Its 44,000-square-foot pool is said to be the largest resort pool in the Guanacaste region.

And Riu Hotels & Resorts debuted its second all-inclusive Aruba resort in October. The no-kids Hotel Riu Palace Antillas is next door to the Hotel Riu Palace Aruba (which welcomes children) on the sugar-white sands of Palm Beach.

Click here to see a list of all-inclusive resorts that have either recently opened or are scheduled to open soon.



Karisma Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Viacom International Media Networks to introduce Nickelodeon-themed children's programs to its all-inclusive Azul Hotels in Mexico and Jamaica. Young guests can learn about local wildlife or join pizza parties with Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and other Nick characters. The Nickelodeon experience starts at Azul in summer 2015.

The Azul properties are particularly family-friendly, offering kids' and teen clubs, family suites and two- and three-bedroom accommodations. Fisher-Price toys, strollers, cribs and playpens are available on loan to guests.



More news from Karisma ... the company plans to add 58 over-the-water suites to the beachfront El Dorado Maroma on Mexico's Riviera Maya in 2015. The all-inclusive, no-kids resort is a favorite destination for romantic getaways. I'll let you know when these unique accommodations become available for booking.



Beginning December 1, Sandals and Beaches will offer free WiFi in all room categories and throughout its all-inclusive resorts. (Currently, free Internet access is limited to "Butler Level" and "Club Level" rooms and most public areas.)

Sandals offers tranquil, couples-only escapes in the Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada and Barbados, while Beaches in Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos is a great option for families, multigenerational groups, couples and friends traveling together.



The first phase of a new underwater sculpture garden was installed in the Bahamas last month, starting with the placement of its centerpiece, a work of art that's said to be the world's largest undersea statue.

"Ocean Atlas" is a 60-ton, 18-foot-high depiction of a young Bahamian girl who appears to be supporting the surface of the sea on her shoulders. It was created by Jason deCaires Taylor, a pioneer in underwater art installations and the creator of the world's first underwater sculpture park in Grenada. Local Bahamian artists also contributed works to this unique art gallery for snorkelers and scuba divers.

The sculptures are made of sustainable, pH-neutral materials and will eventually grow into an artificial reef that draws coral, fish and other marine life. Commissioned by the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF), the Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden is located off the shore of the Clifton Heritage National Park in southwestern New Providence Island.

For lodging on New Providence, check out the options in Nassau and Paradise Island.



The Bahamas also is preparing for its annual Junkanoo Parades, which take place on Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year's Day. People in brightly colored costumes dance to the rhythms of drums, cowbells, whistles and horns in lively processions that start at 2 a.m. and end around 10 a.m. The largest and most popular processions occur in downtown Nassau. If you can't make it to the parties in December and January, scaled-down versions take place during the summer.



Palladium Hotels & Resorts is making some enhancements to its Montego Bay resort complex, comprised of two all-inclusive properties, Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa. In the works are a new children's pool and water park and refurbishments for the sports bar and Italian restaurant. Palladium estimates that these projects will be completed in early to mid-December.



Here are this week's Top Tropical Resort Deals, our favorite picks during the next 90 days at the world's most popular destinations. To obtain air-inclusive quotes from US and Canadian gateways, simply click on any FastDeal # below, select your airport city and click "Search Hotels & Flights." All prices are based on double occupancy.

Top 30 Resort Deals

1) $59 per person, per night for 7 nights at Hacienda Buenaventura Hotel Spa & Beach Club, a 3-star all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, FastDeal #R10179

2) $83 per person, per night for 7 nights at Oasis Palm, a 3-star all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico, FastDeal #R10172

3) $88 per person, per night for 4 nights at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, a 3-star resort in Cocoa Beach, United States, FastDeal #R10190

4) $110 per person, per night for 7 nights at Hotel Riu Vallarta, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, FastDeal #R10297

5) $116 per person, per night for 7 nights at Barcelo Bavaro Beach, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, FastDeal #R10302

6) $119 per person, per night for 7 nights at Melia Vacation Club Cozumel, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Cozumel, Mexico, FastDeal #R10293

7) $137 per person, per night for 7 nights at Ali'i Tower at the Hilton Hawaii Village, a 5.5-star resort in Waikiki, Hawaii, FastDeal #R10219

8) $141 per person, per night for 7 nights at Iberostar Paraiso del Mar, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, FastDeal #R10291

9) $171 per person, per night for 7 nights at Iberostar Dominicana, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, FastDeal #R10307

10) $174 per person, per night for 4 nights at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, a 3.5-star all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, FastDeal #R10298

11) $175 per person, per night for 7 nights at Breezes Resort & Spa - Bahamas, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Nassau, Bahamas, FastDeal #R10303

12) $177 per person, per night for 7 nights at Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico, FastDeal #R10313

13) $179 per person, per night for 4 nights at Excellence Punta Cana, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, FastDeal #R10326

14) $180 per person, per night for 7 nights at Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, FastDeal #R10304

15) $189 per person, per night for 7 nights at Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Huatulco, Mexico, FastDeal #R10277

16) $196 per person, per night for 4 nights at Occidental Grand Punta Cana, a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, FastDeal #R10312

17) $200 per person, per night for 4 nights at Beach Palace, a 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico, FastDeal #R10294

18) $201 per person, per night for 4 nights at Cozumel Palace, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Cozumel, Mexico, FastDeal #R10335

19) $209 per person, per night for 7 nights at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, a 3.5-star all-inclusive resort in Ixtapa, Mexico, FastDeal #R10258

20) $216 per person, per night for 7 nights at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, FastDeal #R10325

21) $223 per person, per night for 7 nights at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Palm Beach, Aruba, FastDeal #R10328

22) $224 per person, per night for 4 nights at El Dorado Maroma, a Beachfront Resort, by Karisma, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, FastDeal #R10324

23) $254 per person, per night for 7 nights at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, FastDeal #R10334

24) $272 per person, per night for 7 nights at Azul Sensatori Jamaica, by Karisma, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Negril, Jamaica, FastDeal #R10332

25) $278 per person, per night for 4 nights at Hyatt Zilara Cancun, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico, FastDeal #R10279

26) $282 per person, per night for 7 nights at Paradisus Palma Real, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, FastDeal #R10287

27) $282 per person, per night for 7 nights at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, FastDeal #R10333

28) $284 per person, per night for 7 nights at Generations Maroma, by Karisma, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, FastDeal #R10314

29) $285 per person, per night for 7 nights at Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico, FastDeal #R10274

30) $298 per person, per night for 4 nights at Renaissance Aruba Resort, a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Oranjestad, Aruba, FastDeal #R10226

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Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Chairman & CEO
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