Wyndham #2

 

Today we are going to start by taking a closer look at some of Wyndham’s specific hotel brands and what they have to offer.

  • Let’s start with what they call their hotels for business travelers. Wyndham wants to feel like their hotels are your home away from home. They are, of course, going to provide you with great internet at these hotels. They also provide great comfort. Wyndham has done its research, and they’ve found that you’d like the ability to extend your stay, even on business trips. They know you want free breakfasts, fitness centers at these hotels. These are hotels like TRYP by Wyndham, Wyndham Hotels and resorts, and Dolce Hotels and Resorts.
  • Next we are going to look at Family Travelers. Family travel is only growing in popularity. Parents want to give their children new opportunities. And we all know how popular multi generational travel is becoming. The hotels in these brands are going to feature free wifi and free breakfast. And where are these hotels? Practically anywhere that you might like to go. These are hotels like the Wyndham Grand, Dazzler Hotels, and Esplendor Hotels.
  • Wyndham is also reaching out to Millennials. They know that to Millennials it is important to stay connected to the world, it is important to have great food choices, and it is also important to experience the local culture. And so Wyndham tries to deliver all three with these properties. With Wyndham, some of the properties fall into more than one category. TRYP by Wynham falls under the Millennial group too. And you will also have Wingate by Wyndham, and Wyndham Garden.
  • And finally, there is Romance Travel. Couples are finding more excuses to travel together, and Wyndham wants couples to stay with them as well. This type of hotel offers excellent spas and some fantastic cuisine. Brands in this group are Wyndham Grand and Dolce Hotels and Resorts.
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Wyndham

There is a lot I’m trying to figure out, both with work stuff and personally. So I’m glad to be able to write this blog as I’m going through these travel agent courses. I feel like I am accomplishing more, and the bonus is that I’m working through, and passing, a lot of these courses. It’s definitely a win/win in my book.

Today we are going to take a look at Wyndham, which is one of the fastest growing hotel chains in the world. There is an average of two Wyndham properties opening each day. And before you stop reading because you think of Wyndham as a luxury brand and you tend to stay in less expensive hotels, this company has over twenty different brands. Among these are hotels like Ramada, Travelodge, and Days Inn to name a few.

Okay, so who is Wyndham exactly? First, they like to keep things simple. They try to provide you with all the comforts you want in the places you want to be. And they hope to make you comfortable in any of their hotels, no matter what you paid. They strive to give you a great memory of your hotel experience with them. They’re generous. Most of their properties have free wifi and free breakfast. They also have a very generous rewards program. And finally, they know that Americans are finding more reasons to travel, from your once in a lifetime honeymoon, to family gatherings and girlfriend getaways. And this hotel group wants to be part of all those experiences.

Let’s look a little more at their rewards program. Like I said earlier, this is one of the most simple programs out there. For 15,000 points, you can stay free at any of their participating properties. For every qualified stay, you earn ten points for every dollar spent. You can also earn points by using a Wyndham Rewards Visa Card, or by renting a car through Budget or Axis.

I think I am going to stop here for now, and get back to this tomorrow. As usual, I would love to know your thoughts on any of this.

Multi generational trips #3

There are thousands of possibilities when it comes to where you and your family can have the vacation of your dreams. A lot of it is going to depend on what you would like to do. Today let’s look at some more possibilities for your family.

I know I’ve said this before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again at some point, but Disney is a great place for a family vacation, even when you have grandparents coming along. Disney has a pretty wide range of accommodations, whether your family likes the to camp together or stay in a luxurious hotel. This is the place where young children’s dreams come true. And parents and grandparents love seeing their precious children so happy. Disney also has a cruiseline, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about that. Disney has a resort in Hawaii called Aulani, and they also do tours in many parts of the world.

rxnAnd like I said yesterday, there are a lot of great resorts out there that have a lot to offer families. Beaches Resorts has a partnership with Sesame Street. They are excited to welcome a new character named Julia who has Autism. Beaches is trying to reach out to families who have autistic children in many different ways.

Nickelodean has a resort in Punta  Cana. Would your children want to meet Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, or Marshall from Paw Patrol? Character breakfasts are going to feature all of these favorites. Guests will also want to visit Plaza Orange where you will find all their favorite characters. They also have a children’s program.

I would love to help you book your summer vacation. Please let me know if you have any questions.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

Sometimes you just want to vacation somewhere where nothing will be required of you. You don’t want to have to do any kind of cooking, cleaning or anything else. If that sounds like your type of vacation, you might want to check out The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun. Let’s look at some of what they have to offer.

  • They have a suite that is perfect the family. This suite has a kids’ room next to an adults room. The kids’ room’s fridge comes stocked with candy bars, milkshakes, soda and water.
  • Teens are going to have their own lounge. Teens actually designed this place. They’ll enjoy a lot of cool snacks, including a lot of ice cream. They’ll have the chance to surf the web and play games together.
  • Let’s not forget the adults. They’ll get a king sized bed. Their bedroom will have a private balcony. And they’ll get a very nice bathroom, complete with a double whirlpool tub. They’ll have their own stocked mini bar. You will have a lot of activities to choose from. For starters, do you want to do things as an entire family, or do you want to do things as a couple? A mixture of the two will be perfectly acceptable as well. They’ll have a great pool. They’ll have bowling. They have an excellent spa.

And of course, you’ll have several choices when it comes to restaurants and night clubs. I would love to know your thoughts about any of this.

Family friendly resorts

 

My days seem to be rather full with things besides work,, and I’m not sure when that might change. But I’m working when I can.. And actually I’m learning more about how to use Facebook for business this week, I think this is going to help me a good bit. And one thing that would help me is if you would follow me on my business Facebook page, and that is https://www.facebook.com/sarah.coiner.184

 

One thing I’m always hearing is that those that are business for themselves have to specialize. If you try to reach everyone, you are going to end up reaching no one. And it is very clear to me that I want to work with families, and my hope is to work with women entrepreneurs. But unfortunately, I’m not reaching those people yet… But the people I’m talking to about Facebook and my business challenges is that I need to put an offer together. I’m still not quite sure how to do that exactly. Each family has different needs and desires when it comes to their vacation.

Okay, enough pondering about my business, let’s look at some family friendly resorts.

  • There is a resort in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and it is called Spruce Point Inn. If your family enjoys the nautical side of life, they will love this place. They have a lot of boat you can explore. They will also have different fun things your children can do.
  • Looking for a beach getaway that is perfect for young families? Try Madison Beach Hotel, which is in Madison, Connecticut. This is a perfect place to introduce infants and toddlers to the ocean because of the gentle tide. This resort only has 32 rooms so this should be a pretty quiet place. And their restaurant tries to cater to families.
  • Doral Arrowwood Resort is located forty minutes outside the Big Apple. They have a golf course and tennis courts for those that like to keep active. Your children will love the cupcake decorating contest. Families will also have fun dancing the night away to 80’s music.

Let’s stop here so I can get to some other things. I would love to know your thoughts or any questions you might have.

Family fun in Cozumel

It is Saturday, but there are still several things I want to get done today. We’ll see how much energy I end up having.

From what I hear, Cozumel is still pretty much untainted by “tourist traps”, even though it is becoming a pretty popular destination. This sounds like the perfect place for a family to enjoy a fun in the sun vacation.

 

Just because it is a quieter place does not mean that there is nothing to do there. This is on the ocean, so you are going to have a beautiful beach to enjoy. There will also be a lot of water sports to enjoy for your family. You can snorkel or scuba dive. You can also swim with the dolphins.

One of the best places to stay in Cozumel is Sunscape Resorts. When you stay there, if you were to get tired of the water activities, you could take advantage of their full-service spa. You will be able to enjoy live music. They do have a kids’ club for your children to get to know other people their age. They also have a teens club if you have older children.

You will be be able to choose from a variety of nice places to eat. And of course, this is an all-inclusive resort, so most everything should already be covered. Don’t worry about how much everything will cost once you get there.

Please let me know if you’re interested in a vacation like this. I would be more than happy to help you plan it.

Why a Couples’ Resort is the perfect place to vacation

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I’m usually talking about taking vacations here. [Since I’m a travel agent, that’s pretty much expected.] I believe in work\life balance. I believe it is good and right to work, to find a job we love and pour ourselves into it, but making sure we make time for our family and friends. And of course, I believe in taking vacations when we need to.. If it is time to start planning your next vacation, I would love to be the one to help you through that process.

For those looking to take a romantic getaway, a Couples’ Resort might be the ideal spot. Today we are going to take a to look at some reasons why that is.

  • First, all inclusive tends to be a word that is used a lot when we talk about vacations, but each travel vendor defines exactly what that means with their company. With Couples’, you are going to probably going to get everything you’ll want at the up front price. You are going to get all of your meals covered any time that you want to eat, day or night. You’ll get to take part in their nightly entertainment at no charge. You’ll also get free golf, I do not see many places that say that. You’ll also get to participate in off-site trips.
  • You will also have access to a “romance conceirge” who will help you line up everything that you will want to do on your vacation.
  • Let’s look some at their accommodations. It looks like a lot of their suites are actually little bungalows which give you a lot of privacy. These are quiet retreats which will give the perfect place to relax with the one you love. Itlooks like a lot of these units will not have tvs.
  • Okay, I said earlier that all your meals are included, but what kind of food experience ? It looks like you can choose from a little bit of everything. There is a grill which will be opened 24/7. They have a place where you can get sandwich. They also have a nice breakfast place. hey have a nice Asian restaurant they also have several nice places for you to do dinners.
  • But maybe you have gone and explored all day, and all you really want to do is relax in your rooms. They will accommodate you. They will also serve you breakfast in bed. Looking to rekindle those sparks? Try having dinner in the moonlight here you will enjoy a nice three-course dinner, complete with wine.

I would love to help you book a vacation at one of these resorts. Please let me know if you are interested.

Hawaii : A foodie destination

630x355 (3)Hawaii is a place many people want to go to. For many people it is simply a beautiful beach.. Others may want to try their golf. Other people may want to explore Pearl Harbor. But today we are going to talk about what Hawaii has to offer in the way of food.

Food is a big part of our lives. Most people I know tend to eat two to three times a day. Our bodies need the food to turn it into energy we need to live. Eating together is also a good way to enjoy our family or friends. It is nice to have good conversation and relax over our dinner after working all day.. Some people like eating the same things day after day. Other people always like trying something new. And traveling because you love food is becoming more and more popular. People are trying all kinds of new dishes. They are also taking cooking classes, mixeology classes, and exploring vineyards and things like that.

So what does this have to do with Hawaii? The Sheraton Maui recognizes that foodie travel is becoming a popular thing, and they are trying to get in on this segment of the travel industry. For starters, they are going to be offering culinary classes on select Tuesdays in August, and their mixeology classes will be held the following Thursday.

On the culinary side, you will be learning about things like breadfruit. You will also be learning about how the pineapple was introduced to Hawaii. In the mixeology class, you will learn how to make several different drinks and will be enjoying appetizers as well. You will get discounts on certain restaurants when you participate in these classes.

I would love to know your thoughts or any questions you might have.

The Galley Bay Resort and Spa

Maybe it’s because I’m a travel agent, but I seem to notice TripAdvisor’s stickers in a lot of shops and restaurants. I even saw it when I on my big trip. So I know that this travel website has this huge reach. So when they call a resort, “Among the ten top resorts in the Caribbean”, we might wants to listen to them. So let’s take a look at what this place has to offer.

This all-inclusive resort is set in forty acres of a lush garden. If you choose to stay in the hotel itself, you will get a view of their beautiful beach. You will also be able to choose between a room and a suite. But are you looking for the utmost in privacy? You will want to try one of their cottages which are all right beside their lagoon. The cottages will also have their own plunge pools.

There are three full service restaurants on this resort. You will be able to choose between a buffet or a  la carte breakfast. All lunches will be a la carte, and it looks like dinner will be the same. They have one Caribbean restaurant that is pretty nice and will allow you a nice quiet dinner. There is also a restaurant that is more like a grill place and is, of course, much less formal.

But okay, besides eating and sleeping, what is there to do? Well, they have some great beaches , a lovely pool, and since they have water, there are all kinds water sports. They have a fitness center and tennis courts. They also have a library.

I would love to know your thoughts about any of this. I would also love to help you book any trips.

Couples’s Resorts

Okay, let’s be honest… A lot of vacation spots say that they are all inclusive, but are they really? Some properties give you some meals when you stay with them, but do they give you you’re drinks?. You may be able to get all your meals and drinks, but is it going to cost you an arm and a leg to do anything besides lay around on the beach? And let’s get real, you can’t truly relax when you never really know when your hotel is racking up charges to your bill every time you turn around, can you?

The group called Couples’ has several resorts in Jamaica. Couples’ knows that you truly want to relax on your trip, not worry about money, or even worse, fight about money during the time you wanted to spend with the one you love. They will even enjoy a variety of evening entertainment at no extra charge.

During the days you are going to have a wide variety of water sports you could choose from, including sailing, water skiing, wind surfing, and sailing.. But these resorts even go over and above that. There are even things that are not on the property that will be included for you. Imagine going on a day cruise. Or maybe you’d like to ride in a glass bottom boat?

They will also let you enjoy private candlelight dinners at no extra charge. If you want to stay in your suite, they even provide you with room service. They will give you even more special treatment if you are on your honeymoon. One thing honeymooners will get is a free massage for couples.

Do you want to plan a romantic getaway? Please let me know.