The Houston Bridal Extravaganza

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WOW! What a wonderful show.

We met so many neat brides. It is always interesting to hear a wish list for honeymooners and Destination Weddings.

We are offering many specials and invite you to call for the details. Don’t forget we have the $100 Gift Certificate offer going on till 8/15/2014.

The show was hard work to get set up seeing Launa and I were both out of town with in the 2 weeks before the show. The booth came out great and we are excited to be working with brides and grooms for the perfect honeymoon or destination wedding.

One of my favorite things that happened at the show was this. I was talking to a bride and groom about a Destination Wedding. One of the first and most important questions is, “will you have kids attending your wedding?” I don’t know what he was thinking but he responded with, “well they won’t be born yet? We are going to have kids but in a couple of years.” Judging from the look on my face he said, “ok, I don’t think I understood your question?” We had a good laugh and I am now working to get the Destination Wedding of their dreams in motion.

We had Valeria from the Karisma Resorts come and help us out a couple of minutes. Brides were instantly amazed at the tropical setting they offer.

Thanks to everyone that came by our booth. It was nice to meet so many nice people and to say hi to all the brides, grooms and moms!

 

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Beaches Resorts

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I have been to many resorts and felt the warmth of the island people and locals.  I just got back from Beaches Turks and Caicos. All I can say is WOW! The pristine beaches were some of the best I have ever seen.

Sandals and Beaches resorts owner Butch Stewart values the  Travel Agents.  I don’t know of any other resort that would Charter flights for 3 days to make sure the agents know what they are selling to their clients.  I was with 140 other agents getting first hand knowledge of these wonderful resorts. We were on 1 of 9 of these chartered flights from all over the US. Mr. Stewart has educates Travel Agents far more than any webinar or workshop ever could.  He spends $80M dollars a year on advertising and at the bottom says, “Call your Travel Agent.” So my question to you is… If you have never used a Travel Agent, what is holding you back? My expert advise is waiting for you. And know that advise doesn’t come with a price! 🙂

I have heard people say that Beaches is for kids. We spoke with several couples who were there on their honeymoon and they were very impressed with the inclusion and service. I have to say, my “husband, man child” was with me and he had a total blast!  Don’t count the Beaches Turks and Caicos out if you are looking for a couples getaway.  A destination wedding at this resort would make everyone happy!

If you are thinking about a Sandals or Beaches vacation or Destination Wedding I want to be your Vacation Consultant.  As a Certified Sandals Specialist, I am here to work with you, your friends and family to make sure everyone is getting the room category they are wanting.  These resorts have at least 10+ categories at each resort.  Let me explain to you the differences to ensure your fabulous getaway in the room and location that you desire.

Wishing you Calm Seas and Palm Trees!

The next 2 post will talk about the Sandals Resorts in the Bahamas.  You won’t want to miss it!

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Bringing a Little Polynesian Home

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As some of you may know my home is decorated in a tropical setting.  There is nothing I love more than palm trees, pineapples and hammocks. In the last several years I have tried to give my kids lessons on foreign languages.  It just helps them be a little more well rounded, Right?  In the past we have done Italian and Spanish.  I didn’t want them to be to overwhelmed.  But this week we are going to work on the Polynesian culture.  You never know, we may end up in Hawaii sometime.  Let me explain, as a South Pacific specialist I like to concentrate on Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands and Hawaii.  Each of these cultures have their own language.  Though they may sound similar they are truly different.

There are approximately forty Polynesian languages. The most prominent of these are Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan, Māori and Hawaiian.

So these are some of the Hawaiian words that we are working on this week:

Wiki-Wiki which means hurry hurry.  Thought it was interesting that this is the meaning for the word Wikipedia.

Mahalo  — Thank you                                   Nani – Beautiful — name from Lilo and Stitch

Pa’ani– Test                                                    Wahine- Women, Lady, Female

Lani — Patio                                                     inu– drink

napo’o ‘ana o ka la– sunset                      pupule– crazy

pololi –hungry

Sunday – Lapule (lay-poo-lay )
Monday – Po’akahi (poh ah-kah-hee)
Tuesday – Po’alua (poh ah-loo-ah)
Wednesday – Po’akolu  (poh ah-ko-loo)
Thursday – Po’aha  (poh ah-ha)
Friday – Po’alima  (poh ah-lee-mah)
Saturday – Po ‘aono  (poh ah-o-no)

Do you use any Hawaiian phrases?

This is just a few words.  I hope to inspire you to broaden your horizons.  What can you learn about a different a different culture?

Why Book the El Dorado and Azul Resorts Thru a GIVC (Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant)

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Wanting true luxury? The El Dorado Resorts is a fabulous adult only resort. They have a sister property that offers a family friendly vacation called the Azul Resorts. So whether you are planning an adult or family vacation they have something wonderful in store for everyone.

A GI Vacation Consultant is a travel professional who is well versed, educated and prepared to provide exceptional service offering a tailor made vacation experience according to their client’s needs and expectations at El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels, by Karisma. A GI Vacation Consultant is a specialist in one or more of the following niche markets; destination weddings, honeymoons, adults only, romance, anniversaries, families and group travel.

A GI Vacation Consultant provides customers with confidence based on their first hand experience and knowledge after going through rigorous training and property site inspections at our hotels.

They also can offer you certain things that other agents can’t offer. Some of these include an upgrade and a double upgrade! Their upgraded rooms consist of Swim up suites, Infinity Swim up suites and Individual Casita suites. These upgrades can save you several hundred dollars on your vacations. Also, just as important as getting you great pricing and upgrades the GIVC has an ongoing great relationship with the owner and the many resort employees. We know who to call when you need the little extras.

Are you thinking about a Destination Wedding?  Your GIVC can offer you a “Brides Dress Rehersal.”  The Bride and Groom can spend 3 nights at a property and visit all the resorts, taste the cakes, see the table and place settings, taste the foods and see the wedding locations at each resort.  All of this for $399 per couple.  Airfare additional.  Please call for further details on this great offer.

If you are thinking about a fabulous getaway with or without the kids call me to talk about your options and see what is available.  And yes this is not your regular all inclusive resort, this is a gourmet inclusive resort!

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