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JAXFAX Travel Marketing Magazine
JAXFAX
The Travel Agents’ Path to Profits
JULY 2011
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CARIBBEAN Spanish Flavor
TURKEY Crossroads of Empires
EUROPE St. Petersburg to Helsinki
GERMANY Travel Mart
KENYA Travel Routes
AUSTRALIA Wine Trails
LATIN AMERICA Inland/Island
USA New Orleans
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DEPARTMENTS & DESTINATION ARTICLES
CARIBBEAN & BERMUDA
18 Say Si to the Spanish Caribbean
Like a stew with a potpourri of flavors, the Caribbean
is a tasty melting pot of cultures from around the
world. From English and Dutch to French, African and
Spanish, diversity is the treasured ingredient in the
most popular warm weather destination in the …
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EUROPE
Beauty & Beaches
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The village of Potter’s Parish (pop. 1,433
not including this writer) is an authentic
slice of local life in Antigua, but blink and
you’d miss it. East of the capital of St.
John’s, Potter’s is a tiny township with a
couple of stores, plenty of friendly folks
and a ramshackle restaurant...
EVERY MONTH
PUBLISHER’S CORNER
EDITOR’S DESK
CRUISE NEWS
PARTNER’S VOICE
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
FAM TRIP DIRECTORY
INDUSTRY CALENDAR
BEEN THERE HAVEN’T...
GREEN CORNER
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22 Turkey: Crossroads of Empires
If you can draw a comparison between today’s superhighways and trade routes in the ancient world, then
arguably the mother of them all ran through Anatolia in
modern-day Turkey. For centuries, this main road connecting Europe with Asia was blazed and widened…
TURKEY NTO
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
26 City Break: Helsinki and St. Petersburg
At the Baltic’s easternmost reaches, along the deep-blue Gulf of Finland, two
cities—Helsinki and St. Petersburg—share a similar heritage and a common
sea. But it’s their contrasts that fascinate. In St. Petersburg—Russia’s…
28 The Rhineland Report: GTM 2011
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AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST
36 Great Routes Through Kenya
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From its expansive mountain ranges to picturesque lakes, Kenya plays host to
the great wildebeest migration and has a year-round temperate climate. Along
with its abundant wildlife there are some exciting new attractions…
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JULY 2011
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DEPARTMENTS & DESTINATION ARTICLES
ASIA & THE SOUTH PACIFIC
42 Australia’s Wine Trail
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AUSTRALIA NTO
Last June, JAX FAX visited New Zealand to find out
how, in the span of a decade, a country could triple its
wine production, gain global recognition as a premier
new-world wine country, and still manage to preserve
a distinctly personalized experience for visitors. This
month we turn to Australia, a country boasting a huge
diversity of wine regions and …
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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
48 Inland/Island Vacations: Best of Both Worlds
The Galapagos are still the biggest draw for tourists coming to Ecuador, but
the country’s tourism authorities are increasingly focusing attention on other
features of the country’s very diverse offerings, especially its rapidly.…
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NORTH AMERICA & HAWAII
54 New Orleans Gears Up For 9th Annual Spirits Fest
If you want to capture the spirit of New Orleans, join several culinary and
cocktail enthusiasts from around the globe who will once again pour in to the
Crescent City for New Orleans’ highly notable, 9th annual spirits fest …
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From the charming and quaint to the swank and chic,
the sister islands of Antigua and Barbuda pack a punch
with an eclectic array of must-sees.
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JULY 2011
ANYWHERE ELSE
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t It’s easy to get to. Five airlines fly non-stop from North America to Tel Aviv: Air Canada, Continental,
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t Accommodations are plentiful and enticing. In fact, more than 3,000 new hotel rooms are expected
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t The Travel press raves about Israel. Travel + Leisure magazine named Jerusalem the #1 Best City in Africa
and the Middle East in 2010 and Tel Aviv was included in Lonely Planet’s “Top Ten Cities in the World”.
There’s a little bit of Israel in all of us. Come find the Israel in you.
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PUBLISHER’S CORNER
By Douglas Cooke, CTC, Publisher
Using Summer Interns is a Win-Win
have to admit that I have always been hesitant to use interns. My fear was that I
would spend as much time
thinking of things for them to
do, as it would have taken
me to just do it myself. Well, I was wrong.
About a month ago a friend approached me and asked if I
ever took on interns. Her daughter was about to graduate
and still needed internship hours. She is a creative writing
major so interning for a travel magazine made a lot of sense.
Because it was a friend who was asking, I put my fears on
the back burner and gave her daughter the position. What a
godsend she has been. All of us have little projects that we
know we need to get done, but never have time to do. In
steps the intern. She took to these menial (and not so menial) projects like a duck to water and thoroughly enjoyed
doing them. In fact, she was able to help out in every department, from editorial to circulation to sales. She has even
asked if she can stay on after she has completed her required hours. Now, realize this is an unpaid internship. We
pay for her gas to come to the office - but that is it. What
more could an employer ask for than a young, enthusiastic
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person who is willing to give their time to help your business, and asks very little in return.
In this tough job market, interning can be an inroad to getting a full time job. There are many ambitious recent college
graduates that are willing to work for little or nothing to get
job experience and also get their foot in the door of a company. Take advantage of this opportunity. For a travel agency,
interns can: organize/update brochure files, design email or direct mail promotions, prepare/deliver client documents, update your client database and a whole host of other tasks. You
can even let them sit in on presentations by industry supplier
sales reps. All they ask in return is the chance to learn on the
job.
If you can afford to pay your intern something that’s great,
but again, it’s not always necessary. Often covering their commuting costs will be more than sufficient. Whatever you are
able to do to make them feel welcome and appreciated will go
a long way.
The economy and job market are still lagging and this offers
both employers and interns the opportunity to work together
for their mutual benefit. Based on my experience, I would
strongly suggest that both travel agency owners and suppliers
alike avail themselves of this pool of young talent.
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JULY 2011
E D I TO R ’ S D E S K
By Ryley Hartt, Managing Editor
What Lies Behind the Fairytale
t was about a year and a half ago
that two of my oldest and dearest
friends announced their engagement. When I was asked by the
groom to be his best man, it was
an honor and a no-brainer. When later I was asked to help
them sort out the details of the honeymoon, I balked. Well,
not exactly. Here’s what happened:
My friends, like me, are Generation Y, millennials, echoboomers and whatever else people have come up with. Point
being, we are internet-empowered do-it-yourselfers whose solution to any problem is to Google first and ask questions later.
This of course is not just a generational trend anymore, and is
something that’s become a common thread in any conversation
focused on the state of the travel industry. There are travel
agents who feel unsettled or threatened by this, perhaps recalling the days when they comprised a closed society of GDS subscribers and perhaps because OTA’s get people so worked up
over the price point and finding the best deal that it makes them
hard to work with. Then there’s the feel-good logic, that Web 2.0
is too overwhelming for most consumers and is effectively driving them back to travel agents. I think the reality—at least in this
case—lies somewhere in the middle of these two conventions.
Bear in mind that before my friends even approached me for
advice, they spent hours together searching the internet for a suit-
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able destination and then, having decided on one, hours more researching flights and accommodations. They didn’t do this to arm
themselves with pricing info or because they weren’t comfortable sharing their criteria—this is me we’re talking about—they
just did it out of natural habit and excitement.
Here’s the really interesting part. The destination they chose
was one I knew very, very well. I told them as much, and said
I would gladly come up with an itinerary for them, but the best
thing to do would be to find a travel agent that they trusted to
handle the details. I explained that I probably knew the tour
operators, hoteliers, and airline reps as well as anyone could,
and that we could sit down and book their trip online right
now, but then there was nothing I could do for them between
now and the time they get back.
I expected them to be a little put off. Instead, I watched a
wave of relief wash over their faces. “I’m so happy you said
that,” they said. “We were looking at [mutual friend’s] honeymoon pictures on Facebook and I got in touch with her
travel agent last week.”
A year and a half later, we’re all in agreement that they made
the right choice. Their travel agent crafted a perfected itinerary, kept them excited and engaged with monthly check-ups
and personal notes, and made their honeymoon exactly what
a honeymoon should be—a stress-free reward and a little bit
of a surprise.
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Resort Pass to the Sunset Beach Resort & Spa (port of Montego Bay) and Resort Pass to the Sunset Jamaica Grande
Resort & Spa (port of Ocho Rios). Cohen adds: “We very
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groups and provide a custom order form, too.”
ShoreTrips (www.shoretrips.com) works with more than
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in Asia, Europe (Mediterranean, Black Sea, Northern Baltic),
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Florida and the Mid-Atlantic Coast, the Mexican Pacific Coast,
and New England and the Canadian Atlantic.
Owner and Vice President Barry Karp says his typical customers are mainly clients of travel agents. “Some are seeking
better prices than those offered by the cruise lines, and some
are looking for VIP service. Our tours are smaller than the
tours offered by the cruise lines, more creative and better
priced. And they’re commissionable. Since we know each
destination personally, we are always available to help an
agency get a better understanding of the ports their clients
visit. Our goal is to make agents ‘travel experts,’ and to give
their customers the very best experience available.”
Karp and his wife, Julie, the company president, recently
completed a three-week visit to New England and the Canadian Atlantic ports, from Newport, Rhode Island to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He says: “We visited our
established operators and found wonderful new vendors so
that this summer and fall, travel agents will have no problem
selling the ShoreTrips product line to this fast-growing market.”
Asked what kinds of tours are most popular with customers,
Karp replied that Caribbean passengers typically purchase
snorkel trips, biking trips, dolphin swims and excursions that
involve physical activity. In Bonaire, for example, the company
offers windsurfing instruction, both basic ($71) and advanced
($95).
In Alaska, ShoreTrips customers typically choose tours that
include whale watching, glacier hikes, eagle spotting and
kayaking. A five-hour Juneau tour, priced at $184 ($147 for
children 2-12) includes a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier, whale
watching at Auke Bay, and a salmon bake with music.
Passengers on Med and Baltic cruises purchase sightseeing excursions, either private or in a shared van. For passengers visiting the port of Genoa, the company has a number of
choices, including a five-hour tour of Rapallo and Portofino
(starting at $115) and a nine-hour trip through Cinque Terre
(starting at $115).
Says Karp: “We also offer special interest trips whenever
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PARTNER’S VOICE
By Richard B. Earls
Message in a Bottle
’m thinking about containers and contents.
We love great containers. Last year, I went to
a local shop and purchased a new hummingbird feeder. An artist somewhere near
Asheville crafted it. Instead of the plastic parts
found on a standard retail feeder, this one has a
very unique red bottle as a container. It is decorated with copper tubing from which the hummingbird drinks and metal flowers are soldered onto the copper. It is a real
work of art. I enjoy it tremendously.
I’m pretty sure the hummingbirds, though, care mostly about the content
in the bottle. I could put the sugar syrup into an old red sneaker and tie it to a
tree outside and the hummingbirds would be just as happy. If I put something
less to their liking in the bottle, however, it wouldn’t matter how attractive the
container. Not only will they not drink from it, they will eventually quit coming to that particular bottle. Birds are quick learners. Don’t misunderstand - it
really is important to use the right type of container or I will never attract the
audience I’m seeking. In the case of my feeder, that audience is hummingbirds; in the case of your agency – travelers.
We naturally spend a lot of time thinking about containers as travel agency
marketers. Our containers are websites and newspaper advertising, blogs,
Facebook, Twitter, newsletters and press releases. But what is equally true
is that the content has to be right as well. We jump from PR efforts to newspaper ads to Facebook and Twitter in a frantic attempt to find the best
medium to break through the noise and get our clients’ attention. But it’s not
the medium that matters. It’s the message. We tend to invest a lot of time
and capital into our containers, into the media that we choose for our prac-
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tice. What if we invested as much energy and effort into our message as we
did in our containers?
Every marketing effort begins with the message you seek to convey. Ideally, that message is in line with your core values, the ones that define your
brand. From that starting point you set goals for the marketing campaign and
spend countless hours working to hone the message, analyzing the reasons
that your readers will respond to it, binding the entire effort with whatever
mutterings will generate both the conversation with your clients and the return you seek. You then mix together advertising copy and graphics, and the
other visual elements of your brand. Then, and only then, you place it in the
container…media…of your choice.
That is what you do, isn’t it? If the message isn’t right, the audience’s response to the container is very short-lived. The message is the heart of the
entire effort. The copy and visual elements that make your message incarnate deserve the same investment and attention as the media that you use
to deliver it. Just placing an ad in a newspaper, posting a Facebook status
update, writing another entry in your blog or sending out one more email
broadcast is not sufficient. It is the message that impels your target audience to respond. You must speak to their needs, their desires. You have to
address their concerns about travel with genuine empathy. You have to engage your audience, not just show up.
Words are important, they drive results. Before your next post on
Facebook, consider how what you are saying fits tactically into your
business strategy. Pause for just a moment to see if the post is
grounded in your mission statement. Spend some time thinking about
the messages you put into your bottles. If they are the right ones, your
clients will lap it up.
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Beauty on the Beaches
in Antigua & Barbuda
By Melanie Reffes
he village of Potter’s Parish (pop. 1,433 not including this writer) is an authentic slice of local life in
Antigua, but blink and you’d miss it. East of the
capital of St. John’s, Potter’s is a tiny township with
a couple of stores, plenty of friendly folks and a
ramshackle restaurant called the Christian Bar. With a smile
as wide as the sea and enthusiasm to match, owner and
namesake Chorine Christian pours frosty mugs of Wadali
beer to the gang of regulars who stop by to catch up on local
gossip. Like a Mother Hen watching her flock, Chorine
informs the crowd that her Pepperpot Stew is nearly ready.
With a piquant aroma wafting from the kitchen, a big bowl of
this hearty palate-pleaser is well worth the wait and a bargain at $6. From Chorine’s family recipe, she stocks her
stew with spinach, chicken wings, pig mouths and pig tails.
“Everyone adds their own ingredients,” she says with a
smile, “but mine is as good as you’ll ever get.”
From the charming and the quaint to the swank and chic,
the sister islands of Antigua and Barbuda pack a punch with an
eclectic array of must-sees from salmon-colored beaches and
18-hole golf courses, to historic sites and spectacular sunsets
made even more spectacular by the green flash that accompanies that last dip of the sun. The highest peak, Mount
Obama (named after the President), stands proud at 1,300 feet
above the sea. A game of cricket is a rite of passage from January to July and horseback riding on one of the 365 beaches
is the stuff of magical memories.
Through the end of September, the Summer Gold promotion offers discounts from diving and massages to duty-free
shopping and yacht charters. To register online visit
www.antiguasummergold.com
A seashell away, Barbuda is a tranquil pink beach isle with
not too many residents, fewer tourists, an exclusive resort and
the world’s largest frigate bird sanctuary. On the map for honeymooners, Barbuda is also tops with nature buffs and everyone else who appreciates the Caribbean “unplugged.”
10 percent to 15 percent, offering a free night for every seven
they book for their own travel and a $500 airline credit for their
personal travel for every one hundred room nights booked.”
Sitting pretty on the southeast coast, Carlisle Bay
(www.carlisle-bay.com) is an uber-luxe 82-suite resort and
member of Leading Small Hotels of the World, set amidst
pineapple plantations, mango trees and a hillside rainforest.
The creative vision of hotelier extraordinaire Gordon Campbell
Gray, the resort mirrors the same high-standards of its sister
properties, One Aldwych and Dukes of London in the UK, and
Le Gray in Beirut. Appealing to a sophisticated U.S. clientele, the
“Super Chill Out” package includes a luxury suite, all meals and a
$50 beverage credit per suite per night. “Carlisle Bay set new
standards of luxury in the Caribbean,” says GM Jonathan
Reynolds. “I am looking forward to continuing to provide our
guests with exceptional experiences so that they return time and
again with their family and friends.” The little things that make big
impressions include TV’s that ‘remember’ the last channel you
Home Suite Home
Elite Island Resorts (www.eliteislandresorts.com) is making a mark with three swank properties: The Verandah, St.
James’s Club and Galley Bay, which instituted an adults-only
policy in January. Surrounded by a bird sanctuary, the all-inclusive resort with thatched-roof Gauguin cottages hugs a long
beach on the sunset side of the island. New villas have opened
at the Verandah and additions to the St. James’s Club include
forty-eight waterfront villas and a seaside game room for
teens. “As a thank you to our travel agent partners,” said
Steve Heydt, President, “we have raised the commission from
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Owner Chorine Christian offering Wadali beer
were watching when you turn them on, ample supplies of the
REN brand grape seed, jojoba and Shea butter body products.
Continuing all summer, the “Crush” program for teens is a guaranteed crowd pleaser with a Wii entertainment system, beach
barbeques and movie screenings. To celebrate Carnival kicking off
on July 24, “Why Wait” offers $380 nightly rates including breakfast and afternoon tea.
Perched upon its namesake hill framed by sugar cane and a
colorful floral mélange, Sugar Ridge (www.sugarridgeantigua.com) is a sixty-room resort with panoramic views of the
Caribbean Sea, gourmet fare at Carmichael’s and the island’s
first Aveda Concept Spa. Summer rates for travel agents and
airline crews start at $95 per person, per night for all-inclusive
stays through October 22nd.
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potholes, breadfruit trees and banana plants. A circular drive across
the main mountain range, the road cuts through the green hills on
either side, criss-crossing fishing villages along the southern coast.
With a bevy of churches, goats and kids playing in the midday sun,
Fig Tree Drive is one of the prettiest on the island.
The Saturday morning market in St. John’s is a bonanza of fresh
fruit, aromatic flowers, live birds and handcrafted souvenirs. Easy
to find, the public market is at the southern end of the city where
Market Street intersects with All Saints and Valley Roads.
The complimentary kids’ tennis clinic is the big summer draw at
Curtain Bluff (www.curtainbluff.com). Taught by PTA-certified
pros, aspiring players learn the rules on four championship courses
that are lit for night play. Through the end of July, “book six and
stay for seven” or “book four and get the fifth night free” are
some of the best deals on the beach.
Also targeting families, Jolly Beach Resort (www.jollybeachresort.com) is family-friendly with a Kid and Teenz Club
and the “Think Jolly” program for the entire brood. Nightly
rates start at $235 per room with a “kids free” add-on during
the summer. Bonding activities at the all-inclusive include sailing lessons, star gazing on the beach and beach Olympics.
Beachy Keen
As the story goes, there are 365 beaches, or one for each
day of the year. Pigeon Point at Falmouth Harbour suits casual
swimmers with its calm water and gentle surf. North of St.
John’s, Dickenson Bay is one of the finest with a wide strip of
sand that is softer than baby talc. Ideal for families with small
children, flip flop casual restaurants are nearby and vendors
rent water sports equipment. More secluded strips lie north of
the Bay along the northern crown of the island. For a negotiable fee, entrepreneurial locals will take newbie sailors to one
of the many uninhabited offshore islets with Prickly Pear ranking as the top choice for its awesome coral gardens.
Privacy seekers rave about Johnson’s Point on the southwestern coast. Nothing fancy, the beach tempts with mounds of white
sand, clear water and schools of fish in a rainbow of colors. Past
the hamlet of Old Road, Carlisle Bay is one of the most celebrated
shores with two long beaches and groves of coconut palms. The
Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean at Curtain Bluff where
the ocean is ridiculously blue from the convergence.
Driving north toward St. John’s and heading west at the
turnoff for Five Islands, the four Hawksbill Beaches on the Five
Islands peninsula are a quartet of silky sand and coral reefs. Although sometimes crowded, the beaches are coveted for the
nooks and crannies that invite the au natural crowd.
For those who prefer guided beach time, Island Routes
(www.islandroutestours.com) offers the daylong Antigua
Beach Lyme excursion, which includes a sail to the south
coast, snorkeling and a steel pan concert on the beach.
Out and About
There are no fig trees on Fig Tree Drive but there are plenty of
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The Lookout at Shirley Heights
Pool at Carlisle Bay
On Any Sunday
A historic haunt for nearly three decades, the Lookout at Shirley
Heights (www.shirleyheightslookout.com) hosts a high-octane
party every Sunday that is not to be missed. Up the cobblestone
courtyard past two-century-old buildings, breathtaking views
await. From the yacht filled harbor below to vistas of Montserrat,
the Lookout is the place for endless glasses of fruity rum punch
and barbecued chicken to beat the band.
Southeast of St. John’s, Nelson’s Dockyard National Park is a
trove of island history and a striking reminder of the once-formidable power of England’s navy in the West Indies. As early as
1671, English ships took refuge from the hurricanes and today,
the park’s centerpiece is the restored Georgian naval dockyard
once used by admirals Nelson, Rodney and Hood. The museum
salutes the 18th-century with pirate memorabilia and rare war mementos. Tours of the dockyard and the nature walks along the
trails are available for $5, and include access to the Lookout.
Named for a daughter of the owners, Betty’s Hope is one of
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Antigua’s iconic images, standing high on a windblown hill in
the center of the island. Once a sugar mill that relied on slave
power and gusts of wind, there is a small museum that remembers the bygone era with documents and photographs.
Aboard a land rover that cruises the countryside, Island Routes
sells an “Island Safari Discovery Tour” that includes a lunch
stop at Betty’s Hope and a swim at Long Bay beach.
Good Mood Food
Local favorites include the extra-sweet black pineapple,
green figs that are really bananas, starchy breadfruit, Pepperpot stew, barbecued chicken and roast suckling pig. Juicy fruit
like mangoes, papayas and melons are always available, as are
tropical treats like soursop and coconuts. Salted codfish in a
tomato sauce is a mainstay on any menu worth its sea salt.
Roadside stands do a delicious job of introducing the uninitiated to fare like roti pancakes stuffed with curried beef, grated
sweet potatoes mixed with coconut and sugar and steamed in
a banana leaf called a ducana, cornmeal and okra pudding
known as fungi, callaloo soup flavored with cloves, lobster
from Barbuda and the house favorite Pepperpot stew, which
is a salty mix of meats and vegetables. For those who like
heating up their food, a dollop of Susie’s Hot Sauce is as popular as a bottle of ketchup. Wadali is the local beer, while the
preferred libation is rum, with Cavalier and English Harbour the
top names on any top shelf.
A Hop, Skip and a Jump
Four hours by air from the eastern seaboard, carriers including
American, Continental, Delta and US Airways operate regularly. A
strong growth in arrivals from Italy has led to charter Blue
Panorama extending their weekly service from Milan. Previously
scheduled to end in April, the Italian charters will now operate from
July 4 to September 5 and October 31 to December 19. “The Italian Market is a very profitable market for us and shows increased
confidence in our destination from our Italian travel partners,” said
John Maginley, Tourism Minister. “We are pleased with this announcement, particularly as we enter the summer months when
we are concerned about filling hotel rooms.”
Barbuda
A 15-minute flight from Antigua or a 90-minute ferry ride,
Barbuda is worth the trip to simply hang out on the endless
stretches of pink sandy beaches. On July 1, Princess Diana’s
50th birthday, the shores alongside the former K-Club Hotel
will be renamed Princess Diana Beach to honor her legacy.
Wooing travel agents, Lighthouse Bay Resort (www.LightHouseBayResort.com) has increased commissions to 20 percent
on bookings for travel until Aug. 31. Nightly summer rates at the upscale resort start at $1,099 for a junior suite and to $2,799 for a
grand suite. “We have doubled commissions to incentivize travel
agents to offer their clients the ultimate summer escape,” said GM
Terrence Linton. “It is a win-win situation for all parties: the hotel
welcomes guests, vacationers enjoy reduced rates and agents
walk away with a significant payout.” Just five years old and with
only nine suites, the resort is one of the most exclusive in the
Caribbean. “Vacationers who venture to Barbuda may just want to
stay here forever,” adds Mr. Linton. “Our Chef Lennox Cadogan,
who has spent his career pleasing sophisticated palates, has a flavorful Caribbean flare that surprises and delights at every meal.”
For more information, call the Antigua and Barbuda U.S.
Tourist Office, 888-268-4227; E-mail: [email protected]; visit www.antigua-barbuda.org
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With Derede Samuel-Whitlock, Antigua and
Barbuda Director of Tourism, U.S.
How was the winter season in
terms of visitor arrivals?
The winter season has been
very strong. We had additional lift on Continental with
up to 10 flights a week and
these flights were on average 85 percent full.
Can we look forward to additional airlift that will make it easier to get to Antigua from the
USA?
The government is conducting discussions with two carriers to introduce direct
service from JFK to Antigua
four times a week beginning this winter.
What are your projections for the summer season?
We anticipate a fairly healthy summer season. Our Carnival in
late July typically attracts many younger African Americans
who come to enjoy the cultural side of the product. Many hotels are offering great summer discounts that will make the
product more appealing so we’re fairly optimistic.
What is new in the hotel sector?
A number of properties have recently completed significant
renovations and upgrades. Blue Waters has added new villas
and these are great for families, generational travel or couples.
Blue Waters is keen on growing their business in the US and
already they have seen great response. Cocos Resort has just
completed a new spa and this will help strengthen their position as a couples’ retreat. Nonsuch Bay, the new 40-acre luxury sailing resort on the south east coast of Antigua, is
launching a summer sailing program for children.
What are your personal favorite hot spots on the island?
As far as restaurants in Antigua there are so many to choose
from. C & C Wine Bar featuring wines from South Africa,
Sheer Restaurant at Coco Bay and Carmichael’s at Sugar
Ridge are among my favorites. Shirley Heights on a Sunday
night is a great hang out and Russell’s on Friday nights. Barbuda is also a big attraction for me. The Lighthouse Bay is one
of my favorites and the helicopter that lands directly on property is just like an adventure straight from a James Bond
movie.
Why is the Carnival (July 24-Aug 3) a must-do for tourists?
During Carnival the soul of the destination really comes alive.
With music, dance, pageantry and reveling, Carnival is a celebration of our emancipation from slavery. Antigua was the first
Caribbean island to achieve emancipation and this is a celebration that levels the social playing field. Citizens of all rank,
file and creed join in donning colorful costumes for dancing in
the streets. For example, the Prime Minister and other elected
officials get dressed up in costumes and join the party and all
visitors are welcome and encouraged to join the 11-day celebration, which is called “playing mas.” Calypso singers use
the Carnival stage as a platform to provide commentary on
local or international political issues or cultural developments.
For more information visit www.antigua-barbuda.org
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Say Si to
the Spanish Caribbean
ike a stew with a potpourri of flavors, the Caribbean is a
tasty melting pot of cultures from around the world.
From English and Dutch to French, African and Spanish,
diversity is the treasured ingredient in the most popular
warm weather destination in the world.
Offering more than margaritas and mariachis (though there
are plenty of those), Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and
Riviera Maya pack a spirited Spanish punch with an impressive array of resorts, convenient airlift from the U.S. and
enough fun in the sun to beat the merengue band.
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Make a Date in the D.R.
Welcoming more than four million visitors, the Dominican
Republic set a new record in 2010 with a 3.3 percent increase
over 2009 with the US market recording 27 percent of overall
visitors.
Following a brand upgrade, the Hard Rock Hotel
(www.hardrock.com), formerly the Moon Palace, is the first
all-inclusive in the chain of hotels. With 1,780 rooms, the
mega-resort boasts the largest casino in the country, 48-suite
spa and 18-hole golf course. Iconic music memorabilia from
Elton John’s piano to Sammy Hagar’s 1926 hot rod is eyecandy for music fans. “This first all-inclusive property marks
a major milestone for our brand that started with just a single
cafe in 1971,” said VP Michael Shindler. “As we celebrate
Hard Rock’s 40th anniversary in 2011, we look forward to our
growth, while staying true to our music vibe and rock ‘n’ roll
roots.”
Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana (formerly NH Royal
Beach) and the Now Larimar Punta Cana (formerly NH Real
Arena) next door are offering introductory rates as low as $139
at Secrets and $99 at the Now resort. The all-inclusive brand
is slated to open a Zoëtry Gems Cap Cana, Secrets Gems,
Now Emerald and Now Pearl by 2013. “We have a strong,
vested interest in expanding within the D.R. as we keep to our
promise to provide our guests with the ultimate luxurious vacation experience in attractive destinations,” said Alex Zozaya,
President, AM Resorts. Visit www.amresorts.com
Delta Vacations (www.deltavacations.com) reported substantial growth following increased access to air seats and
product enhancements. The percentage of passengers on
each Delta flight who booked through Delta Vacations has doubled and on some routes, such as Minneapolis to St. Paul to
Punta Cana, 60 percent of flyers are Delta Vacations customers. “In the last year, we have expanded our business in
the Caribbean by 32 percent, with an increase in room nights
in the D.R. by 82 percent to date,” said Elizabeth Moriarty, VP
of product development for MLT Vacations. Three new destination-wedding hotels were added to the Lifestyle Collection
including Hard Rock Hotel, Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana and
Ocean Blue and Sand. Delta Vacations sells air and hotel
packages to four resorts in La Romana, thirty-six properties in
Punta Cana and four hotels in Santo Domingo.
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Spanish influence in Dominican Republic
Once a sleepy fishing village, Samana is the next hot spot
with untouched beaches, jungle-draped mountainsides and
five thousand hotel rooms expected by 2015. Viva Residence
Las Terrenas (www.vivaresidence.com) opened with 76
units while the adjoining Viva Bahia Estela offers 42 seaside
suites each with two large bedrooms. Close to the charming
town of Las Terrenas with shops selling amber jewelry and
spirited corner bars pouring plenty of Presidente beer, Balcones del Atlántico (www.balconesdelatlantico.rockresorts.com) is the latest hotel to join the Rock Resorts
portfolio. Tour operators selling Samana include Liberty-Gogo,
Travel Impressions and Vacation Store.
For more info about travel to the Dominican Republic, visit
www.godominicanrepublic.com
No Passport Needed
Tourism to Puerto Rico is on an uptick thanks to a new marketing initiative that is making quite a splash with travelers. “I
attribute our new ‘Just Think Puerto Rico’ campaign, coupled
with efforts by our tourism industry partners to the growth in
tourism we are seeing this year,” said Mario González-Lafuente, Executive Director, Puerto Rico Tourism Company.
The recently-launched promotional website (www.mypuertoricoexperience.com) offers easy access to a plethora of
packages, deals, discounts and value-adds. Through October
30, hotels participating include Hotel El Convento, La Concha,
Isla Verde Beach Resort and Doubletree by Hilton San Juan.
The San Juan Marriott launched “The Big Dig” incentive
program (www.bigdigsanjuan.com) that awards the five
agents who confirm the most room nights. As part of the adventure, winners will hunt for treasure totaling $10,000 buried
underneath Condado Beach. “Travel agents are the hotel industry’s most prominent advocates and we have created this
program to thank them for their great support over the years,”
said Hans-Georg Roehrbein, GM.
Celebrating the opening of the Suite Tower at La Concha
(www.LaConchaResort.com), “Luxe at the Suites” includes
$195 nightly rates, $50 massage credit and discounts on tours.
Retro in design, La Concha offers five restaurants and a
casino.
The Condado, east of Old San Juan, now synonymous with
condo towers and shopping galore, was once a beach community where wealthy families kept second homes. A few of
the historic buildings remain, including El Canario Inn
(www.canariohotels.com) with rates from $90. During the
day, Plaza del Mercado, south of Condado, is jam-packed with
plantains, avocados and folks cooling off with coconut water.
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When the sun sets, the bars that line the plaza throw open
their grates to a lively crowd that morphs the square into an
energetic block party. And for a pick-me-up with a pedigree,
Caficultura brews a delectable ‘cortadito’ or espresso with a
touch of hot milk. With wooden doors propped open for easy
people-watching on the Plaza de Colón, this is the hippest café
in the city.
For more info, visit www.seepuertorico.com
Eat, Drink and be Merry in Riviera Maya
From Cancun to Belize, Riviera Maya snakes along eighty-one
miles of coastline. With 40,000 hotel rooms, eco-adventures, archaeological sites and the Great Mayan Reef, the Mexican
Caribbean is the top choice for three million travelers annually. Hot
spots include Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and the
Tulum ruins high atop cliffs overlooking the sea.
Honored for its dedication to the environment, Rosewood
Mayakobá resort (www.rosewoodmayakoba.com) was
awarded the ‘Sustainable Standard-Setter’ prize by the Rainforest Alliance. “We strive to provide our guests an unparalleled experience, but do so without sacrificing the
environment and its natural resources,” said Pablo Graf, VP.
In the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, JW Marriott Cancun
(www.marriott.com) is now an AAA Five Diamond resort.
With big brand appeal, the 448 room property excels with a
Mayan -inspired spa and 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
Sister property CasaMagna Marriott Cancun also received
high marks with a Four Diamond rating for the 18th consecutive year. “Comparing the number of properties that are evaluated each year with those that actually receive the Four and
Five Diamond rankings truly showcases the quality of our resorts,” said Christopher Calabrese, General Manager of both
properties. For more info on the Riviera Maya, visit www.rivieramaya.com
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ANTIGUA
Sugar Ridge Antigua will be hosting a series of
unique fitness retreats designed to challenge, inspire and rejuvenate. Taking full advantage of the Caribbean’s magnificent climate
and its breathtaking landscape and beautiful waters, FitEscape—
led by a highly qualified and professional team—combines outdoor
and indoor activities to challenge participants in key areas of fitness, from cardiovascular, weight and resistance training to flexibility, stretching, stability and balance. Each 7-day retreat includes:
daily hiking, ocean fitness, kayaking, pilates and yoga as well as
more rigorous exercise such as scuba diving, windsurfing and ziplining through the heart of Antigua’s tropical rainforest; body-age
assessment based on the highly acclaimed Polar program, with
key advice on how to take years off your current body age; daily chiropractic services and three specialist treatments at Sugar Ridge’s
outstanding Aveda Spa. Visit www.sugarridgeantigua.com
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The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort is making it
even easier for travelers to enjoy a Bahamian getaway this summer with the launch of their first-ever All-Inclusive Package, valid
on all stays booked and carried out by December 22, 2011. All-Inclusive rates start at $479 per night (double occupancy) for adults,
$50 per night for children five to twelve-years-old and $75 per
night for teens thirteen to seventeen. Children four-years-old and
under stay, eat and play free. Guests booking a minimum threenight stay as part of the new All-Inclusive Package will receive:
daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at three of the resort’s restaurants; all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; a full array of
water sports presented by Aquamarine Water Sports, complimentary access to the resort’s state of the art fitness center, internet, taxes and resort fees. When booking the “All-Inclusive
Package,” mention rate code LAPKG1. Call 866-716-8106 or visit
www.sheratonnassau.com/all-inclusive
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The Palmyra, the new beachfront Montego Bay
resort known for its relaxed luxury and true Jamaican hospitality, has announced an incredible limited-time, “Twice as
Nice” offer for a free stay of 5 nights or more. There are no
points to accumulate, no rewards to cash in, and no programs
to join for guests to receive a free “Twice as Nice” vacation
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stay at The Palmyra, a Solís Resort & Spa. Simply book your
client’s minimum 5-night stay for travel anytime in 2012, and
they also receive a complimentary stay between September 1
and October 31, 2011, for the same number of nights, in the
same room category. Both stays must be booked concurrently
by September 1, 2011. Rates start at US$429 per room, per
night plus tax for a one-bedroom suite. Agents may book with
their preferred tour operator or with the resort by calling 855589-5899. Visit www.thepalmyrasolis.com
ST. THOMAS, USVI
St. Thomas’ Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is offering a special anniversary gift to the growing number of baby
boomers and couples celebrating milestone anniversaries—40
percent savings with a 5-night vow renewal package. Available
now through December 22, 2011, couples can escape to the
Caribbean (no passports required) and re-tie the knot for less with
Bolongo’s “Forever Again” package. The vow renewal package
includes: 5 nights in a Beachfront room; welcome gift in room;
beautiful beach vow renewal ceremony; champagne toast for
two after the ceremony; personalized vow renewal certificate to
celebrate the occasion and a romantic Sunset Harbor Cocktail
Cruise aboard Bolongo’s 53’ catamaran, Heavenly Days. This affordable 5-night vow renewal package is $1,446 per couple, including tax, resort fees and energy surcharge. Call 800-524-4746
or visit www.BolongoBay.com
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CTO Reveals Region’s Best Kept Secrets
As the popular saying goes, it’s not about what you know
but about who you know. Looking to give travel agents and
their clients exclusive insider information, the Caribbean
Tourism Organization (CTO) is launching Whispers from the
Locals which equips the travel agent community with attractions that are not widely spoken about in brochures, guidebooks and websites. From a hidden pork shack selling the
tastiest barbecue in town to the region’s only “snow capped”
mountain range, CTO shares the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets
straight from those who live there and are in the know. Travel
agents received the insider information first and during
Caribbean Week (June 5-11) and it will be live on CTO’s homepage, including accompanying photo, for consumers to view at
their leisure. Visit www.onecaribbean.org
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ANTIGUA
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2011 and start at $55 per person, per night based on double occupancy
and subject to availability. Rates are as follows: $55 per person, per night
based on double occupancy including breakfast valid for travel through
October 22, 2011. All-inclusive rates: $95 per person, per night based on
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processing fee of $50 per person applies to all passengers. Air add-ons to
JFK not available. Options: Day 03: Luxor Sound and Light Show $40 pp
Day 07: Abu Simbel Excursion $250 ppDay 08: Cairo Sound and Light
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Visiting Quito, the “reborn” coastal city of Guayaquil and 3 nights
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supp: $300; Companion Sup: $200
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Departure date is November 8, 2011. Cost is $1995.00 per agent land and
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$3,149.00 + $93 + $110 + $78 = $3,430.00 (cost subject to air availability/price).Check with LAN Airlines Sales Office (866-435-9526) Depart Miami for
Quito. Includes: Meeting and transfer service. Tours as noted in itinerary, Englishspeaking guides. The Deluxe Hotel Colon Hilton 2 nights and Hampton Inn for 1
night, room taxes and service charges. The 4 day / 3 nights Galapagos Cruise
aboard the M/V Explorer. Meals as noted.. Airfare from Miami, Quito, Guayaquil
and San Cristobal Island, Galapagos. Tips to tour guides, bus drivers and transfer
persons. Also included are the tips to the naturalist guide & crew in Galapagos.
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Cappadocia
TURKEY
Crossroads of Empires
f you can draw a comparison between today’s superhighways and trade routes in the ancient world, then arguably
the mother of them all ran through Anatolia in modernday Turkey. For centuries, this main road connecting
Europe with Asia was blazed and widened by conquering
armies and caravans laden with prized goods. It is no exaggeration to say that Anatolia—home to Christianity’s earliest
churches, stomping grounds of such legends as Alexander
the Great and Julius Caesar and route of the final stretch of
the famous Silk Road from China—is one of the venerable
stages of world history. Fortunately, many fascinating
reminders of these compelling annals are still on view for
the tourists of today to enjoy.
The obvious place to start an Anatolian adventure is Ankara,
a city with a long and unusual history dating back 5,000 years
to the Bronze Age. In the centuries since, it has been a seat of
the Hittite, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman
empires—to name but a few. And for a brief, remarkable interlude between the Greeks and Romans, Ankara was an isolated, far-flung outpost of the Celtic civilization, which now
survives thousands of miles away in Ireland and Wales.
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What’s in a Name
The name Ankara is more familiar than most might realize: it
is a variation of Angora, a local, longhaired breed of cat, rabbit
and goat. The wool of the latter is the very popular mohair,
making Ankara a great place to buy a sweater. Other items to
shop for here include intricately fashioned copper (watch the
artisans at work on the street of copper workers), kilim rugs,
carpets, antiques and embroidery.
Above all, however, it is the sweeping pageant of history that
lends grandeur to Anatolia and Ankara, Turkey’s capital and second largest city (after Istanbul). Construction of the imposing
Ankara Citadel began in Roman times, while the Byzantines and
Seljuks added notable examples of their distinctive architectures
to the fortress area. A number of restored traditional homes in
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the vicinity have been transformed into atmospheric restaurants
where diners can enjoy gourmet Turkish cuisine, starting with an
astounding selection of mezze (appetizers), progressing through
main courses of kebaps (grilled skewered meats) or rice pilafs,
and culminating in sweet desserts of baklava (crispy leaves of
phyllo dough stuffed with nuts and honey) and lokum (the rosewater-flavored chewy candy known outside the country as “Turkish delight”).
Central Anatolia (Cappadocia)
Southeast of Ankara lies Cappadocia, where volcanic eruptions millions of years ago spewed deposits that have eroded
into countless spectacular pillars known as fairy chimneys—
creating a unique, other-worldly landscape. Incredibly, the inhabitants of this region in the first millennium CE carved
houses and churches out of the soft rock formations, creating
entire underground cities. Some 40 (out of more than 200) of
these troglodyte communities contain three or more levels of
underground structures, connected by miles of tunnels. Derinkuyu, the largest habitable underground city, and
Kaymakli, which has a church with a nave and two apses, are
two of the best examples of subterranean cities open to visitors.
Cappadocia’s topographical distinctness—along with the
Goreme Valley—now constitute a UNESCO World Heritage
site. (UNESCO has similarly recognized another major site in
Central Anatolia: the ruins at Hattusa, former imperial capital of
the ancient Hittite kingdom, where archaeological excavations
of this “City of Temples” revealed a pair of sphinxes.) Goreme
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the Goreme Open-Air Museum showcases homes and pigeon
dovecotes carved directly into rock formations and monasteries cut into remote, virtually inaccessible cliff faces, as well as
ancient Christian sanctuaries decorated with superb Byzantine
frescoes whose colors have been remarkably well preserved.
Southern Anatolia
Christianity entered Asia Minor and then spread onward to Europe and the rest of the world from the Holy Land via Antioch
and Tarsus, southern Anatolian port cities that are mentioned in
the Bible (the latter even in the Old Testament, as the place
where the prophet Jonah was fleeing when he was swallowed
by the whale; Daniel is said to be buried there). In fact, St. Peter
himself came to Antioch, once the third mightiest city in the
Roman Empire, and reportedly preached in a cave belonging to
native son Luke, the evangelist who wrote the Gospel bearing
his name. Together, they converted the first non-Jews (Gentiles)
and called them Christians, thus coining the term that came to define one of history’s great religions.
Today, in addition to the actual cave considered to be the
world’s first church, Antakya (the city’s modern name) boasts
the country’s finest collection of Roman mosaics. The manufacture of silk has also been a local industry here since the
days of the Silk Road.
Tarsus, meanwhile, is the birthplace of the Apostle Paul, who
is credited with spreading Christianity throughout the eastern
Mediterranean. Among the historical monuments here are St.
Paul’s Church and Well and Cleopatra’s Gate, where the fabled
Queen of Egypt entered the city with Marc Anthony in 41 B.C.E.
Perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in the region,
however, is more closely connected to Islam. The Mevlana
Museum in Konya is the mausoleum of Rumi, founder of the
Mevlevi order of Sufi mystics, best known for their practice of
active meditation/worship in the form of spinning. Visitors can
observe these “whirling dervishes” in action during an annual
festival held here every December.
The Silk Road also passed through Konya (formerly Iconium),
famous for its Turkish carpets that have been exported to Europe since the Renaissance era. In the city’s outskirts are the
remains of one of the oldest cities ever discovered, rivaling
those of Jericho, from 8,000-9,000 B.C.E.
Turkish Airlines is now offering two daily flights between New
York and Istanbul. The new flights make travel to Turkey even
easier, offering passengers worldwide connections via Istanbul's
Ataturk Airport. Brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is in service, offering passengers greater comfort and the convenience of
Turkish Airlines' new Comfort Class cabin. Visit www.thy.com
An underexplored area just southeast of Konya is the Region
of 1001 Churches, a picturesque land of gently rolling foothills
in the shadows of the majestic Taurus Mountains, where 4thcentury complexes of churches, chapels and monasteries
were built on top of Hittite foundations. Particularly extraordinary is the Byzantine ghost city and necropolis of Manazan,
where cave dwellings and cemeteries were carved entirely
into sheer rockface.
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City Break: Helsinki
and St. Petersburg
t the Baltic’s easternmost reaches, along the
deep-blue Gulf of Finland, two cities—Helsinki
and St. Petersburg—share a similar heritage and
a common sea. But it’s their contrasts that fascinate. In St. Petersburg—Russia’s second-largest
city—grand boulevards and man-made canals, lined with
ornate palaces and gilded monuments, recall the Imperial
eras of Peter the Great and the Czars. In Helsinki—Finland’s
capital and World Design Capital 2012—stunning Art Deco
and contemporary Functionalist buildings point to the 20th
century and beyond. With the new high-speed Allegro train
linking these two great cities in just 3 ½ hours, Helsinki and
St. Petersburg can be easily explored on a single trip.
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Exploring Helsinki
The country’s largest hotel chain, Sokos Hotels
(www.sokoshotels.fi) has 47 establishments in Finland, including seven in Helsinki. The landmark 1931 Sokos Hotel
Torni, onetime haunt of British spies, has 119 beautifully furnished contemporary rooms and a popular tower bar. A few
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blocks east is the 499-room Sokos Hotel Presidentti. Perfect
for early train departures, the 229-room Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
faces the Central Railway Station, a 1919 Eliel Saarinen masterpiece guarded by four massive stone figures.
Tram and bus lines, plus a modern metro, radiate from the city
center, but compact Helsinki is made for walking. Most city
sights—including the renowned Design District—are just a few
blocks from the rail station. A 10-minute walk northwest is marble-sheathed Finlandia Hall, a Functionalist masterpiece by Alvar
Aalto. Nearby, the underground Temppeliaukio Church, hewn from
solid rock, shows only its massive domed roof.
East of the rail station and steps away from the modern
Grand Casino, the 291-room, Art Deco-style Radisson Blu
Plaza (www.radissonblu.com) is a great place to enjoy drinks,
or a superb Nordic-influenced meal at Restaurant Pääkonttori.
From there, it’s a short walk east to Senate Square, dominated
by domed Helsinki Cathedral.
Several blocks south of the station, browse through Stockmann department store, whose extensive food hall sells
canned herring, reindeer pâté, rye bread and other Finnish specialties. A block farther south is Esplanade Park, four blocks of
tree-shaded lawns from which dozens of smiling Finns seem
to sprout on sunny days.
On either side of Esplanade Park are Pohjoisesplanadi and
Eteläesplanadi, streets lined with Helsinki’s most famous designer shops. This is the northeastern edge of the Design District (www.designdistrict.fi), a neighborhood of nearly 200
shops, boutiques, restaurants and hotels. At 33 Pohjoisesplanadi, 60-year-old Marimekko stocks everything from bed
linens and dish towels to shirts and dresses in bold stripes,
geometric prints and florals. At no. 25, Iittala, the glassworks
retailer, sells wavy Aalto vases and other design icons.
Nearby, elegant Hotel Kämp (www.hotelkamp.com), Helsinki’s
only five-star hotel, serves sandwiches, soups and salads in
Brasserie Kämp and Japanese specialties at YUME. In the new
Restaurant Kämp Signé, Chef Sami Tallberg whips up new Nordic
cuisine using organic meats, fish, vegetables and berries. Diners
at Salutorget enjoy Scandinavian and continental specialties in a
former bank building graced with columns and a huge stainedglass peacock window. Right in Esplanade Park, in a conservatory-like leaded-glass structure, is Kappeli. Established in 1867,
and a onetime favorite of noted writers and composers like Jean
Sibelius, Kappeli serves up light fare as well as salmon and reindeer. Opposite Kappeli, in the city’s main information center at 19
Pohjoisesplanadi, pick up free city maps and brochures, including
an excellent Design District map. Or sign up for the free 2 ½-hour
Design District tour (www.helsinkiexpert.fi) given weekdays,
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June through August. This year’s Design Week special events are
September 9-18. Helsinki Festival, Finland’s largest music festival,
will be staged in various venues, August 19-September 4.
At the esplanade’s eastern end, overlooking the South Harbor,
lively Market Square is filled with flower and food-sellers. Sightseeing boats cruise the harbor, and ferries visit several ports in
Helsinki’s 315-island archipelago. The popular trip to 18th-century
Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, takes
15 minutes aboard JT-Line (www.jt-line.fi). Visitors can follow the
self-guided Blue Route across the fort’s four connected islands. In
summer, guided tours in English are given daily. At Panimo Brewery Restaurant, one of the site’s dozen restaurants and cafés,
sample Nordic specialties like reindeer pâté, bear salami, salmon
and Baltic herring.
Off to St. Petersburg
Blame it on the city’s accessible beauty or the Finns’ easy-going
charm, but leaving Helsinki is tough. Fortunately, the Allegro
makes the transition painless. In just 3 ½ hours, the high-speed
train journeys from Helsinki’s Central Railway Station to St. Petersburg’s Finland Station, just north of the city center.
Among the city’s loveliest and most centrally located establishments is the 331-room Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge
(www.sokoshotels.fi), one of the city’s three Sokos hotels. In the
hotel’s red-brick underground vaults is The Cellar pub, with a regulation bowling alley, and the tony Eliseev Wine Cellar. The hotel
has three restaurants, and a three-story spa featuring eight different saunas, including the unusual Snow Paradise.
From the hotel, it’s a 15-minute walk across one of the city’s
342 bridges to the Neva River’s left bank and St. Petersburg’s
most famous attraction, The Hermitage. In four opulent
palaces, the museum collections range from 500,000-year-old
Paleolithic finds and 12th-century icons to 20th-century paintings by Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall.
To the south, St. Petersburg’s main boulevard, Nevsky
Prospekt, is lined with restaurants, churches and shops. Jewelry made from Baltic amber can be found in various shops, including the gift shop of the Stroganov Palace art museum.
Don’t forget to stop at Dom Knigi, or House of Books, an enormous bookstore housed in the ornately sculpted 1904 Singer
& Company building. Nearby, domed Kazan Cathedral sports a
majestic horseshoe-shaped colonnade. East, along
Konyushennaya Ulitsa, is The Church of Our Saviour on the
Spilt Blood whose fanciful onion-shaped domes, in red, blue
and green enamel, recall St. Basil’s in Moscow.
On Nevsky Prospekt’s west side, along the Neva River, rises
the gold-spired Admiralty, founded by Peter the Great in 1704.
Just south is St. Isaac’s Square where the trendy, glass-walled
Mansarda restaurant serves up innovative international cuisine
and panoramic views of huge domed and columned St. Isaac’s
Cathedral. Here, too, is St. Petersburg’s landmark 210-room
Astoria Hotel (www.theastoriahotel.com), built in 1912.
After several blocks’ walk, take the wide Blue Bridge over
the Moika River to Mariinsky Palace, a yellow-and-white Neoclassical confection built for Czar Nicholas I’s daughter. West
lies Mariinsky Theatre, an aqua-and-white music hall where
the great Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova once performed. A
visit here sets the mood for dinner at nearby Sadko, with colorfully painted vaulted ceilings and outsized red Murano-style
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chandeliers. Starters include the beet-and-cabbage soup,
borscht, pork and beef dumplings called pelmeni, and crepelike blinis with red caviar and sour cream. Pike, perch and
salmon share the eight-page menu with Russian standards like
beef Stroganov and chicken Kiev. The food is delectable, but
even better are the young waiters who serenade diners with
passionate arias and Russian folk songs—a fitting end to a romantic interlude in St. Petersburg.
For More Information
Finnair (www.finnair.com), Finland’s national carrier, has direct
flights daily from New York’s JFK to Helsinki (about 8 hours). In
May, daily direct flights began aboard code-share partner American Airlines (www.aa.com) from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to
Helsinki (about 10 hours). Connecting flights are available through
major U.S. gateways and through Frankfurt, London and Paris.
Finnish Railways (www.vr.fi) operates four daily Allegro
trains to and from Helsinki’s Central Railway Station and St.
Petersburg’s Finland Station. First class costs 134 euros (about
$187), second class costs 84 euros (about $117). Visas for U.S.
citizens are available from the Russian Consulate General in
New York (www.ruscon.com). For reservations, visit
www.vr.fi/allegro or www.raileurope.com
For information on Helsinki, log on to www.visitfinland.com,
www.visithelsinki.fi and www.wdc2012helsinki.fi For information on St. Petersburg, log on to www.visitrussia.org.uk and
www.saint-petersburg.com
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The Rhineland Report: GTM 2011
ere’s a sure sign of spring for all of us: German Travel Mart
time—an important annual event with a track record extending way back to 1972, when Frankfurt am Main did the hosting. During that pre-reunification year, 62 exhibitor/suppliers
“talked business” with 51 buyers from 11 countries, the U.S.
included. Mainz welcomed 600 incoming attendees last year.
Fast-forwarding to May 9-10, 2011, the Rhineland’s close-together Cologne (Köln on German maps) and ex-federal capital Bonn
co-hosted GTM’s 37th annual edition. For accessibility, road-railriver distance between those neighboring cities amounts to merely
15 miles. On hand in the Kölnmesse exhibition center (the world’s
sixth-largest such trade-fair venue) were 337 German exhibitors
(including representatives of 117 hotel organizations). They welcomed 499 international travel agents, tour operators and incentivetravel specialists, plus 101 journalists. The North American
delegation amounted to 78 travel-industry professionals and nine
travel writers/editors.
Also regarding urban accessibility, the multi-purpose Kölnmesse
complex sprawls reasonably close to Cologne’s main Hauptbahnhof railroad station, situated virtually alongside the esteemed Kölner Dom cathedral, the world’s third-largest Gothic church and
UNESCO World Heritage Site that ranks high among continental
Europe’s best-known religious landmarks.
For a memorable boost of prestige, GTM’s March 9th introductory presentations and early-evening buffet—plus a rousing choral
performance—took place inside and alongside Bonn’s circular
skylit-domed World Conference Center, formerly the parliamentary
Plenary Hall, which was an integral part of Germany’s governmental Bundestag layout.
Outnumbered only by Spain as Europe’s top incoming-visitor destination, federal tourism statistics indicate an upward swing. Last
year’s 4.8 million overnight stays by U.S. travelers was 11.1 percent
more than the previous year. Overall, Americans accounted for 10
percent of all overnights. Meeting the demand, Germany now provides 1,729,300 hotel beds in all room-rate categories. Last year’s
total 60+ million overnights by international visitors—a 10 percent
increase—was a record-breaker. An 80-million jump is forecasted
for the next 10 years.
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Rhineland River Cruising
Historic, lively Cologne prospers quite advantageously as midway “home port” of the KD (Köln-Dusseldorfer) German Rhine
Line, established in 1853, now inviting your clients onboard a 15ship fleet for daily cruise excursions on the scenic Rhine, Main
and Mosel. Upstream Cologne-to-Mainz voyages treat passengers to views of charming wine villages, age-old hilltop castles
and craggy promontories that inspired the quintessentially Germanic Lorelei legend. During a Königswinter stopover—seven
miles upstream from Bonn’s government quarter and, on narrow Bonngasse, the Beethoven house—your clients would
enjoy taking the narrow-gauge railway steeply uphill to reach
1883’s Drachenfels castle, open to visitors at high-enough altitude for sensational Rhineland panoramics along with a network
of forested hiking trails. Here, too: the picturesque town’s glasstunneled Sealife Aquarium.
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By Tom Bross
The Plenary Hall
Celebrating German Automotive History
Momentous anniversaries have their own way of highlighting
Germany as a fascinating travel destination. In 1886, Karlsruheborn Karl Benz patented a two-stroke gasoline-fueled engine for
his three-wheeled “horseless carriages.” Almost concurrently in
Bad Cannstadt near Stuttgart, Gottfried Daimler attached his version of a petrol (Benzin)-powered motor to a flimsy tricycle contraption, instantly transforming it into a first-generation automobile.
Their influential inventions are commemorated with this year’s
125-day Automobile Summer programs. And now, of course, topquality production of world-famous brands (Mercedes-Benz,
Porsche, Volkswagen, BMW, etc.) has long been a key sector of
the national economy. GNTO’s handsomely illustrated marketing
publication, “On the Road in Germany,” covers nationwide “carcentric” events and lists two-dozen automotive museums. Those
with huge visitor volume are Stuttgart’s Mercedes-Benz collection
and Munich’s modernistic BMW World.
Soccer, Festivals, Wine and Bavarian Beer
Switching to the sports scene, this summer’s FIFA Women’s
World Cup draws fans to June 28-July 17 soccer matches in nine
host cities. The championship finals will be played in Frankfurt’s
52,300-seat Commerzbank-Arena stadium. Same midyear season
for Hansa Sail regattas in north-coast Rostock (Aug 11-14), soon
followed by nearby Schwerin’s weekend Dragon Boat Festival
(Aug. 19-21) and Frankfurt’s three-day Museum Embankment cultural attractions (Aug. 26-28). Bonn hosts its month-long Beethoven
Festival, Sept. 9-Oct. 9. Then south to Munich for early autumn’s
178th beer-drinkers’ Oktoberfest, Sept. 17-Oct. 3.
Late-summer wine festivals draw equally enthusiastic crowds. At
Wine Village Stuttgart (Aug. 24-Sept. 4), the new season’s vintages
are sipped and sold in beautifully decorated bowers on the Marktplatz and Schillerplatz and around the Swabian capital’s ducal Altes
Schloss, a 16th-century Renaissance landmark. Classical composer/pianist Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday, on Oct. 22, brings commemorative concerts and an international piano competition to
Weimar in Thuringia.
Increased Capacity at Frankfurt and Munich Airports
Two significant airport expansions reflect Germany’s ever-increasing appeal as a vacationers’ and business-travelers’ destination. At Frankfurt Rhein-Main (FRA), known to all of us as the
continent’s busiest flight hub, passenger volume is forecasted to
increase from present-day 53 million to 88 million by 2020. A 4-billion expansion project includes this coming winter’s new runway
and bigger Terminal A, intended to accommodate 6,000,000 passengers annually. At Munich (MUC), extension of its Terminal A
(now used exclusively by Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners)
is scheduled to be completed by 2015, with 17,000,000 yearly passenger capacity.
For up-to-date information call the German National Tourist
Office at 212-661-7200 or www.cometogermany.com
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SPAIN
Cloud Tours is offering a 7-day tour of Costa del
Sol, the southern area of Spain. Guests will go straight from the
Malaga Airport to Marbella, a small coastal town with a beautiful
countryside, mountains and beaches. Activities include shopping in
the boutique shops, visiting the Andalucian village of Mijas, or enjoying other coastal towns such as Torremolinos, Fuengirola or Estepona. Guests may enjoy day excursions to Morocco, Granada, or
Sevilla. Included are round-trip airfare from New York to
Madrid/Barcelona, domestic transfer flight to Malaga, 5 nights hotel
accommodations with daily breakfast, and 5-day manual car rental
with pick up and drop off at airport. Visit www.cloudtours.com
1489
$
BRITAIN
It’s not too late to book a summer vacation to
Britain with Trafalgar! The Royal Britain 10 day tour combines
the very best of expertly planned, guided vacations with the
freedom and flexibility of independent travel. With a more
leisurely pace, there is time to linger in each destination. Embrace England’s pomp and pageantry in London’s Buckingham
Palace and Big Ben. Guests will visit majestic Windsor Castle
and grand Hampton Court to see its spectacular Tudor
kitchens, before experiencing the charms of Portsmouth, Isle
of Wight, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Brighton, with its Royal
Pavilion. Land only, based on double occupancy. Tour includes
First Class hotel accommodations, luxury transportation by
motor coach, rail or cruise ship, outstanding cuisine, daily included sightseeing and optional excursions, both with expert
Local Guides, and the personal concierge services of Trafalgar’s Tour Directors. Visit www.Trafalgar.com
2199
$
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TURKEY
FLO USA is offering a 14-day/12-night Best of
Turkey tour. Tour includes roundtrip international air to Izmir Airport; domestic flights; private roundtrip airport/hotel transfers; accommodations for 12 nights at Superior First-Class and boutique
hotels; 23 meals, an English speaking guide, baggage handling;
and all local taxes and service charges. Visit www.flo-usa.com
2749
$
Louis Cruises Showcases More of Turkey
Louis Cruises invites your cruise clients to experience their new
8-day/7-night “Highlights of Greece and Turkey” program onboard
Louis Cristal that features extended stays in most ports-of-call and
includes the newly added destination of Izmir in Turkey, gateway
to Pergamum. This novel program commences and concludes in
Athens and showcases intriguing destinations throughout the region. Travelers embark in Athens’ Port of Piraeus then cruise to Istanbul in Turkey for a full day to explore the treasures of this
enchanting city, before heading to Izmir.
From the port of Izmir, cruise guests can enjoy a half-day
shore excursion to Pergamum, the main center, together with
Alexandria, of the Hellenistic civilization in the East and capital
of the Roman province of Asia. The next stop is Mykonos, one
of Greece’s Cycladic Islands known for beautiful beaches,
whitewashed buildings, tiny churches, windmills, chic shops
and cafes. The adventure continues with a morning in the
Greek Island of Patmos and afternoon to discover Turkey’s Kusadasi, gateway to Ephesus and later the home of St. John
the Divine. Sailing along, travelers enjoy full-day stays in Santorini. Visit www.louiscruises.com
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BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
TO 12/15/11
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
ALL YEAR
800-367-8833;OTH CITIES & FARES AVAIL
FROM 7/1/11
TO 12/15/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
FROM 7/1/11
ALL YEAR
ALL YEAR
TO 12/15/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
800-758-1382;OTHER CITIES & 1ST AVBL.
773-714-1277;OTH CITIES & FARES AVAIL
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
TO 12/15/11
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
FROM 7/1/11
TO 12/15/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
TO 7/31/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CRUISES/TOURS
TO 7/31/11
FROM 7/1/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CRUISES/TOURS
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
TO 7/31/11
FROM 7/1/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CRUISES/TOURS
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
FROM 7/1/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
TO 7/31/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:WEDDNGS/TOURS
FROM 7/1/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
www.skylinkus.com
FOR
CONTACT
I N F O R M AT I O N ,
WEBSITE
ADDRESS
&
EMAIL
SEE
DIRECTORY
FINLAND
32 EUROPE
WWW.JAXFAX.COM
JULY 2011
NEW YORK
DAILY SKED TUR 7
$
$
DAILY SKED TUR 7
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
PHILADELPHIA
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
TAMPA
$
DAILY SKED TUR 7
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
WASHINGTON DC
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
NEW YORK
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
NEW YORK
DAILY
SKED AIR
DAILY
SKED AIR
799
1475
852
$ 975
Net
823
Net
799
941
815
$ 1080
Net
852
To:BUDAPEST
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
CROWN PETERS
HUNGARY
$ 329
$ 721
BOSTON
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
NEW YORK
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
ATLANTA
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
BOSTON
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
DALLAS
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
HOUSTON
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
MIAMI
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
NEW YORK
DAILY SKED TUR 8
$
DAILY SKED TUR 5
$
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
PHILADELPHIA
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
SAN FRANCISCO
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
WASHINGTON DC
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
ATLANTA
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
BOSTON
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DALLAS
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
HOUSTON
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
NEW YORK
DAILY SKED TUR 8
$
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
Net
Net
ITALY
JULY 2011
716
Net
696
Net
511
2675
Net
777
2876
Net
431
972
2785
Net
Net
454
819
Net
Net
939
2698
Net
799
599
296
696
2675
717
$ 1299
$ 999
Net
Net
Net
3265
342
836
Net
Net
467
Net
830
Net
478
Net
486
Net
599
253
780
Net
Net
To:ATHENS
AEGEAN/MED CRUISES/TOURS
CROWN PETERS
CROWN PETERS
To:ATHENS
CROWN PETERS
To:ATHENS
AEGEAN/MED CRUISES/TOURS
CROWN PETERS
To:ATHENS
CROWN PETERS
To:THESSALONIKI
CROWN PETERS
$ 999
To:MILAN
CROWN PETERS
To:MILAN
CROWN PETERS
To:ROME
C & H INTERNATIONAL
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
To:ROME
CROWN PETERS
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
To:ROME
C & H INTERNATIONAL
CROWN PETERS
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
To:ROME
C & H INTERNATIONAL
CROWN PETERS
To:ROME
CROWN PETERS
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
To:ROME
AEGEAN/MED CRUISES/TOURS
AEGEAN/MED CRUISES/TOURS
C & H INTERNATIONAL
CROWN PETERS
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
To:ROME
CROWN PETERS
To:ROME
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
To:ROME
C & H INTERNATIONAL
CROWN PETERS
To:VENICE
C & H INTERNATIONAL
To:VENICE
CROWN PETERS
To:VENICE
C & H INTERNATIONAL
To:VENICE
C & H INTERNATIONAL
To:VENICE
AEGEAN/MED CRUISES/TOURS
C & H INTERNATIONAL
CROWN PETERS
TO 7/31/11
FROM 7/1/11
FROM 7/1/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:WEDDNGS/TOURS
AIR;6N ATH;CITY TOUR;MORE
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
FROM 7/1/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
TO 7/31/11
FROM 7/1/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CULTURAL TOURS
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
FROM 7/1/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
FROM 7/1/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
8/28/11-10/29/11
FROM 7/1/11
OW $209;NET;CALL;800-228-0877
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
FROM 7/1/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
FROM 7/1/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
9/1/11-10/31/11
TO 12/15/11
VISIT CNHINTL.COM OR CALL 888-708-0088
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
FROM 7/1/11
TO 12/15/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
08/01/11-10/31/11
FROM 7/1/11
TO 12/15/11
VISIT CNHINTL.COM OR CALL 866-206-8065
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
09/01/11-10/20/11
FROM 7/1/11
VISIT CNHINTL.COM OR CALL 888-440-2288
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
FROM 7/1/11
TO 12/15/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
TO 7/31/11
TO 7/31/11
NOW - 8/21/11
FROM 7/1/11
TO 12/15/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CRUISES/TOURS
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CRUISES/TOURS
VISIT CNHINTL.COM OR CALL 888-823-8839
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
FROM 7/1/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
TO 12/15/11
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
NOW - 8/21/11
FROM 7/1/11
VISIT CNHINTL.COM OR CALL 866-787-2288
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
8/28/11-10/22/11
VISIT CNHINTL.COM OR CALL 888-708-0088
FROM 7/1/11
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
08/01/11-10/31/11
VISIT CNHINTL.COM OR CALL 866-206-8065
08/28/11-10/20/11
VISIT CNHINTL.COM OR CALL 888-440-2288
TO 7/31/11
NOW - 8/21/11
FROM 7/1/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CRUISES/TOURS
VISIT CNHINTL.COM OR CALL 888-823-8839
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
WWW.JAXFAX.COM
EUROPE
33
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PAGE
WASHINGTON DC
SKED AIR
$ 342
DAILY
ITALY
DIRECTORY
SEE
EMAIL
&
ADDRESS
WEBSITE
I N F O R M AT I O N ,
CONTACT
To:VENICE
C & H INTERNATIONAL
NOW - 8/21/11
VISIT CNHINTL.COM OR CALL 866-787-2288
KAZAKHSTAN
C e n t r a l A s i a B e s t A i r l i n e • S l e e p e r B u s i n e s s C l a s s • C om f or t a n d S a f e t y
from the heart of eurasia
FOR
Net
DAILY
TOUR PKG 3
U S S a l e s I n f o r m a t i o n : u s a . s a l e s @ a i r a s t a n a . c om • 1 - 8 8 8 - 8 5 5 - 1 5 5 7
To:ALMATY
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT. ALL YEAR
877-268-2677;VISAS;HTLS AVBL ALL KAZAK.
$ 310
To:BISHKEK
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT. ALL YEAR
877-268-2677;VISAS;HTLS AVBL ALL KYRGY.
$ 475
Net
$ 540
Net
NET/COMM
To:RIGA
UNITED TOURS CORP.
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
TO 7/31/11
8/28/11-10/29/11
ALL YEAR
888-838-1674;212-245-1100;OW OK
OW $378;NET;CALL:800-228-0877
212-481-1800;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
8/28/11-10/29/11
ALL YEAR
OW $218;NET;CALL:800-228-0877
212-481-1800;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
ALL YEAR
OTH CITY;718-645-8578;IMPRESSACLUB.COM
To:SKOPJE
3KM TRAVEL
To:SKOPJE
3KM TRAVEL
TO 8/31/11
866-927-1272;[email protected]
TO 8/31/11
866-927-1272;[email protected]
To:CHISINAU
PANORAMA TRAVEL, LTD.
To:CHISINAU
MISSION VALLEY TRAVEL
CALL
NET/COMM;COACH/BUS;ADDONS;800-204-7130
ALL YEAR
800-321-8069;WWW.MVTI.US;ALL CITIES
8/28/11-10/29/11
EWR SAME;OW $249;NET;800-228-0877
8/28/11-10/29/11
KRK,GDN SAME;OW $300;NET;800-228-0877
8/28/11-10/29/11
KRK SAME;OW $245;NET;CALL:800-228-0877
8/28/11-10/29/11
KRK SAME;OW $317;NET;CALL:800-228-0877
8/28/11-10/29/11
KRK,GDN SAME;OW $415;NET;800-228-0877
8/28/11-10/29/11
KRK,GDN SAME;OW $322;NET;800-228-0877
8/28/11-10/29/11
GDN,KTW SAME;OW $209;NET;800-228-0877
8/28/11-10/29/11
KRK SAME;OW $224;NET;CALL:800-228-0877
8/28/11-10/29/11
KRK,GDN SAME;OW $244;NET;800-228-0877
TO 8/31/11
866-927-1272;[email protected]
TO 8/31/11
866-927-1272;[email protected]
CALL
NET/COMM;COACH/BUS;ADDONS;800-204-7130
ALL YEAR
800-952-3519;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
ALL YEAR
ALL YEAR
ALL YEAR
800-952-3519;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
800-321-8069;WWW.MVTI.US;ALL CITIES
877-268-2677;VISAS;HTLS AVBL ALL RUSSIA
ALL YEAR
800-952-3519;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
ALL YEAR
FROM 7/1/11
ALL YEAR
ALL YEAR
CALL
ALL YEAR
ALL YEAR
CALL FOR OTHER CITIES;866-359-2776
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
212-481-1800;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
800-321-8069;WWW.MVTI.US;ALL CITIES
NET/COMM;COACH/BUS;ADDONS;800-204-7130
877-268-2677;HTLS AVBL ALL RUSSIA
877-268-2677;VISA SVCS;HTLS;ALL GATES
ALL YEAR
877-268-2677;VISAS;HTLS AVBL ALL RUSSIA
$ 346
KYRGYZSTAN
DAILY
TOUR PKG 3
NEW YORK
SKED AIR
4,7
DAILY
SKED AIR
DAILY
SKED AIR
LATVIA
NEW YORK
SKED AIR
DAILY
SKED AIR
DAILY
USA
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 540
Net
NET/COMM
DETROIT
DAILY
SKED AIR
NEW YORK
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 699
Net
$ 385
Net
NEW YORK
SKED AIR
DAILY
SEATTLE
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 600
Net
LITHUANIA
$ 450
To:VILNIUS
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
To:VILNIUS
IMPRESSA CLUB, LTD.
MACEDONIAN REPUBLIC
MOLDOVA
NET/COMM
NEW YORK
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
ATLANTA
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
BOSTON
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
CHICAGO
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DETROIT
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
HOUSTON
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
NEW YORK
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
PHILADELPHIA
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
WASHINGTON DC
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
POLAND
329
Net
468
Net
384
Net
495
Net
645
Net
508
Net
329
Net
361
Net
383
Net
CHICAGO
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 449
WASHINGTON DC
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 595
Net
ROMANIA
Net
BOSTON
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 660
Net
CHICAGO
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
LOS ANGELES
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
DAILY HTL PKG
3
$ 210
MIAMI
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
NEW YORK
DAILY
BUSINESS
$ 2050
Net $ 2950
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 892
Net
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
DAILY
BUSINESS
CALL FOR QUOTES
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 510
Net
DAILY HTL PKG
3
$ 210
VARY
SHIP PKG 11
$ 1200
$ 1760
SAN FRANCISCO
DAILY HTL PKG
3
$ 210
RUSSIA
34 EUROPE
To:KRAKOW
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
To:WARSAW
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
To:WARSAW
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
To:WARSAW
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
To:WARSAW
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
To:WARSAW
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
To:WARSAW
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
To:WARSAW
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
To:WROCLAW
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
To:BUCHAREST
3KM TRAVEL
To:BUCHAREST
3KM TRAVEL
To:MOSCOW
PANORAMA TRAVEL, LTD.
To:MOSCOW
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
To:MOSCOW
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
MISSION VALLEY TRAVEL
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT.
To:MOSCOW
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
To:MOSCOW
ARROW TRAVEL
CROWN PETERS
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
MISSION VALLEY TRAVEL
PANORAMA TRAVEL, LTD.
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT.
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT.
To:MOSCOW
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT.
WWW.JAXFAX.COM
JULY 2011
#
ROUND TRIP PRICE
TRIP
DAYS MIN
MAX
DEPARTING TYPE
SEATTLE
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
USA
SKED AIR
$ 350
DAILY
WASHINGTON DC
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
NEW YORK
$ 400
DAILY SKED TUR 6
NEW YORK
SKED AIR
6
$ 510
Net
DAILY
3
$ 210
DAILY HTL PKG
VARY
SHIP PKG 11
$ 1200
$ 1760
VALIDITY
SUPPLIER
PERIOD
To:MOSCOW
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
ALL YEAR
To:MOSCOW
IMPRESSA CLUB, LTD.
ALL YEAR
To:MOSCOW
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
ALL YEAR
To:MOSCOW,ST.PETERSBURG
TATRA TVL/CZECH VACATIONS ALL YEAR 2011
To:ST. PETERSBURG
PANORAMA TRAVEL, LTD.
CALL
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT. ALL YEAR
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT. ALL YEAR
DENVER
DAILY
SKED AIR
NEW YORK
SKED AIR
DAILY
To:GLASGOW
3KM TRAVEL
To:GLASGOW
3KM TRAVEL
TO 8/31/11
866-927-1272;[email protected]
TO 8/31/11
866-927-1272;[email protected]
To:BELGRADE
3KM TRAVEL
To:BELGRADE
3KM TRAVEL
TO 8/31/11
866-927-1272;[email protected]
TO 8/31/11
866-927-1272;[email protected]
TO 12/15/11
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
TO 7/31/11
FROM 7/1/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CRUISES/TOURS
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
TO 12/15/11
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
TO 7/31/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CRUISES/TOURS
CALL
AIR/LND PRIMETRAVELATINAMERICA.COM
TO 7/31/11
FROM 7/1/11
CALL
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CRUISES/TOURS
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
800-447-4013;PRIMETRAVELATINAMERICA.COM
TO 12/15/11
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
TO 12/15/11
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
TO 7/31/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:CRUISES/TOURS
TO 7/31/11
FROM 7/1/11
TO 12/15/11
888-968-0335;13-16%COMM:PILGIMAGES
BIZ NETS AVBL;800-321-1199;MORE DESTS
800-295-3436;[email protected];OTH CITIES
SCOTLAND
$ 359
Net
$ 230
Net
NEW YORK
SKED AIR
$ 299
DAILY
WASHINGTON DC
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 397
Net
SERBIA
LOS ANGELES
DAILY
BUSINESS
$ 3265
NEW YORK
$ 599
DAILY SKED TUR 14
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 663
WASHINGTON DC
BUSINESS
$ 2465
DAILY
NEW YORK
DAILY SKED TUR 14
$ 799
MIAMI
5X/WK BUSINESS
$ 1600
NEW YORK
DAILY SKED TUR 14
$ 699
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 663
DAILY
BUSINESS
$ 1800
Net
SPAIN
$ 1299
Net
$ 1999
Net
$ 1699
Net
Net
DALLAS
DAILY
OW BC
$ 1456
SAN FRANCISCO
DAILY
BUSINESS
$ 3175
To:ZURICH
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
To:ZURICH
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
SWITZERLAND
MIAMI
DAILY SKED TUR
NEW YORK
DAILY SKED TUR
DAILY
SKED AIR
DAILY
OW BC
TURKEY
7
$ 699
$ 1299
7
$ 699
$ 832
$ 1145
$ 1299
UKRAINE
DAILY TOUR PKG 3
$ 295
CHICAGO
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
LOS ANGELES
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
NEW YORK
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 497
Net
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
DAILY
BUSINESS
CALL FOR QUOTES
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 516
Net
SAN FRANCISCO
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
SEATTLE
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
USA
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 300
NEW YORK
DAILY SKED TUR 6
$ 400
NEW YORK
DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 497
Net
DAILY
SKED AIR
NET/COMM
DAILY
TOUR PKG 3
$ 255
UZBEKISTAN
DAILY TOUR PKG 3
NEW YORK
4,7
SKED AIR
JULY 2011
$ 160
$ 860
To:BARCELONA
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
To:BARCELONA
AEGEAN/MED CRUISES/TOURS
CROWN PETERS
To:BARCELONA
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
To:COSTA DEL SOL
AEGEAN/MED CRUISES/TOURS
To:MADRID
PRIME TRAVEL
To:MADRID
AEGEAN/MED CRUISES/TOURS
CROWN PETERS
PRIME TRAVEL
Net
To:ISTANBUL
AEGEAN/MED CRUISES/TOURS
To:ISTANBUL
AEGEAN/MED CRUISES/TOURS
CROWN PETERS
LEGEND TRAVEL AND TOURS
To:KIEV
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT. ALL YEAR
To:KIEV
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
ALL YEAR
To:KIEV
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
ALL YEAR
To:KIEV
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
8/28/11-10/29/11
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
ALL YEAR
MISSION VALLEY TRAVEL
ALL YEAR
PANORAMA TRAVEL, LTD.
CALL
To:KIEV
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
ALL YEAR
To:KIEV
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
ALL YEAR
MISSION VALLEY TRAVEL
ALL YEAR
To:KIEV
IMPRESSA CLUB, LTD.
ALL YEAR
To:KIEV,LVIV,ODESSA
TATRA TVL/CZECH VACATIONS ALL YEAR 2011
To:LVOV
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD
8/28/11-10/29/11
MISSION VALLEY TRAVEL
ALL YEAR
To:ODESSA
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT. ALL YEAR
To:TASHKENT
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULT. ALL YEAR
To:TASHKENT
UNITED TOURS CORP.
TO 7/31/11
WWW.JAXFAX.COM
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
800-952-3519;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
OTH CITY;718-645-8578;IMPRESSACLUB.COM
800-952-3519;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
2 CITY;CZECHVACATIONS.COM;800-321-2999
NET/COMM/BUS;800-204-7130
877-268-2677;HTLS AVBL ALL RUSSIA
877-268-2677;VISA SVCS;HTLS;ALL GATES
877-268-2677;VISAS;HTLS FOR ALL UKRAINE
800-952-3519;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
800-952-3519;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
OW $319;NET;CALL:800-228-0877
212-481-1800;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
800-321-8069;WWW.MVTI.US;ALL CITIES
NET/COMM;COACH/BUS;ADDONS;800-204-7130
800-952-3519;WWW.DOWNTOWNTRAVEL.COM
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Great Routes
Through Kenya
rom its expansive mountain ranges to picturesque
lakes, Kenya plays host to the great wildebeest migration and has a year-round temperate climate. Along
with its abundant wildlife there are some exciting new
attractions that are new in 2011. The Karura Forest, a
new tourist destination opened recently in February, will allow
visitors to view unique attractions in this natural resource
including Mau Mau caves, scenic waterfalls, nature trails and
bamboo forests. The addition of the Karura Forest will boost
Kenya’s already increased tourism industry, as the number of
people visiting Kenya on holiday rose 15.1 percent in the first
three months of 2011 compared to the same period last year.
Additionally, the always-popular Giraffe Manor (www.giraffemanor.com) in Nairobi is currently undergoing an expansion,
adding four new guest rooms, bringing total capacity to 20
guests. Their new “mini-manor” is a free standing building
complete with its own sitting and dining rooms. Scheduled for
completion in early Summer 2011, the construction of the mini-
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Wildebeest
manor adds a nice and much-needed complement to the existing Manor House. Kenya is the ancestral home to more than 40
distinct tribal groups, while its wildlife and dramatic scenery
rightfully keep Kenya a top safari destination. More and more
operators are offering extension packages to other African
countries pre and post Kenya trips, enabling clients to get the
most from their African experience.
Main Attractions
Which region of this picturesque country best suits your
client’s needs? With so many options from which to choose,
the task of narrowing it down can be a bit daunting. Begin with
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve, widely considered to be
Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. The Mara comprises 200
square miles of open plains, woodlands and forest. Contiguous
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FIT Tours’ 12-Day Discover Kenya Safari, featuring game drives, amazing beaches and practically all-inclusive value
is on sale now. Included are: round trip air from JFK to Nairobi with
a return from Mombassa, all necessary transfers, 7 nights at Game
Reserve Lodges, 3 Nights at the Papillon Lagoon Reef on the
beach, 29 Meals, 6 days of half or full day safari as stated in the itinerary, 3 nights at Diani beach with included watersports and a special dinner at the Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi. Some of the trip’s
highlights include a boat ride across Lake Naivasha with a chance
to spot hippos, a full day safari at Amboseli at the foot of the mighty
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Great Safaris Offers Security & Incentives in Egypt
Luxury African safari operator Great Safaris is offering travelers
to Egypt peace of mind with their one of a kind Security and
money back Satisfaction Guarantee, as well as an aggressive incentive program for travel advisors. The U.S. Department of
State’s latest Egypt Travel Alert, dated April 28, also expressed
that the situation in Egypt has returned to normal. Travel Advisors
can book just four of their clients on Great Safari’s ‘The Land of the
Pharaohs’ itinerary, Classic level to earn a free ‘Land of the
Pharaohs’ package. Booking seven clients will earn a free land and
air package, and booking twelve clients will earn a land and air
package for two. Great Safaris offers a 15 percent commission on
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Ya’lla Showcases Egypt with Successful Fam Trip
KENYA
Like something out of a dream, Explorations’ 15day Plains of Africa wildlife safari brings guests right up close to
the pure scenic vistas and magnificent wildlife of Kenya. Discover
the thriving culture and experiences that make it one of the most
popular African countries to visit. Numerous game drives bring you
in search of the “Big 5” on your once-in-a-lifetime safari adventures. Visit the Rothschild Giraffe Sanctuary. Spend two nights at
the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy and the elegant Mt. Kenya Safari
Club. Enjoy a traditional bush dinner featuring a Masai dance performance. Package includes 36 meals, and air-inclusive booking
made by August 1, 2011 will save $250 per couple on May 1, 2011April 30, 2012 departures. Visit www.explorationstouring.com
As part of their efforts to boost Egyptian tourism, Ya’lla
Tours USA operated an executive fam trip, May 6-15. Twentyfour travel agents and journalists from the U.S. and Canada
traveled throughout Egypt, touring Cairo, Luxor, Abu Simbel
and cruising the Nile. On May 14, the final full day of the trip,
Ya’lla Tours President Ronen Paldi conducted a 9-hour seminar devoted entirely to discussing how the fam participants
will use their first-hand experiences in the new Egypt to bring
tourists back to the country. Representatives from the Egyptian Tourist Authority were also present at the fam seminar.
“This trip was a highlight in my life.” said Louise Bird, consultant at Colonial Travel. Visit www.yallatours.com
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with the plains of the Serengeti, the Mara is home to a breathtaking array of life. Leleshwa Camp (www.leleshwacamp.com)
is an intimate and comfortable tented camp located on the Siana
Conservancy along the valley of a fresh stream and overlooking
the picturesque Loita hills and rolling plains. Guests at
Leleshwa are hosted by the owners who work to create an
authentic and completely personalized African Safari experience. In addition to game drives, Leleshwa is all about discovery and exploration including hikes into the Loita hills. It’s
also home to a one-of-a-kind photographic center, the only one
in the Mara, complete with Mac computers and editing software, hosting one to five day photographic safari workshops
and perfect for the amateur photographer looking to perfect
his or her skills.
There are many other must-visits when venturing into Kenya,
among them are Samburu National Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its huge flocks of flamingos. Another main
attraction, The Tsavo National Park, lies about halfway between
Nairobi and Mombasa. Tsavo East lies east of the Nairobi-Mombasa Road/Railway, consisting of open plains, desert and woodlands. Tsavo West National Park is made of recent volcanic lava
flows. Underground springs are home to thousands of aquatic animals—especially hippos—that can be observed from the safety
of an underwater observation point constructed for the purpose.
Active travelers should consider Mount Kenya—the country’s
highest mountain at just over 10,000 feet—for an adventurous vacation. Best to send your clients to tackle the mountain during its
dry seasons, which last from January through mid-March and July
through mid-October.
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The country is vast and will take some time to explore. If time
allows, and as mentioned earlier, there are a number of operators
offering extensions to their Kenyan trips. Goway Travel
(www.goway.com) has a variety of packages including an extensive 43-day Kenya to Cape Town excursion and a 24-day South
East Explorer package, covering areas from Nairobi to Livingstone.
Great Safaris (www.greatsafaris.com) has creatively come up
with catchy Why Linger Longer pre and post-extension options, including a 4-day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking or 5-day “Seychelles”
add-on for the beach lovers. Sunnyland Tours (www.egypthotdeals.com) has put together a unique 17-day Egypt and Kenya
Safari package covering everything from the Great Pyramids to
Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
What You Need to Know
There are currently no direct flights from North America to Nairobi.
If you are flying from the United States, you have to connect your
flight to Nairobi via hubs in Europe, such as Amsterdam, London
and Zurich. You can also connect through Johannesburg via South
African Airways (www.flysaa.com) who now offer a much-anticipated, return non-stop service from Johannesburg to New York
City, eliminating the stopover in Dakar, Senegal. You can book
scheduled domestic flights to Nairobi with services provided by a
number of local airlines, including Kenya Airways (www.kenyaairways.com), Precision Air (www.precisionairtz.com) and Air
Malawi (www.airmalawi.com). U.S. citizens need visas to visit
Kenya either prior to departure or upon arrival.
For information, contact the Kenya Tourist Board at www.MagicalKenya.com or 866-44-KENYA. The Kenya Association of Tour
Operators (www.katokenya.org) is also a great resource.
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ast June, JAX FAX visited New Zealand to find out how,
in the span of a decade, a country could triple its wine
production, gain global recognition as a premier newworld wine country, and still manage to preserve a distinctly personalized experience for visitors. This month
we turn to Australia, a country boasting a huge diversity of
wine regions and producing some of the best wines in the
world. Wineries stretch right across the continent, from
mountainous areas through to the coast. There are even
wineries thriving in the Outback. Take Chateau Hornsby near
Alice Springs for example. This winery caters to large numbers of tourists who come to taste the dry reds and whites
produced here.
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Wine Regions at a Glance
Some Australian wineries are huge and produce wine in
large quantities to be shipped all over the world. But there are
more than 5,000 boutique wineries scattered around the nation, most of which offer cellar door tastings. Many also house
cafes and restaurants serving gourmet food, often with an emphasis on local produce.
There are 19 wine regions in New South Wales, including Australia’s oldest continuous wine region - the famous Hunter Valley.
Other areas include Mudgee, which has a winemaking history
stretching back to 1858; and exciting new cool-climate regions
such as the Southern Highlands, an hour’s drive south of Sydney.
The Hunter Valley is an easy two-hour drive north of Sydney,
and offers more than 120 cellars. The area produces a range
of wine styles, though it’s mostly known for its high-quality
Semillon and Shiraz. Like other wine-producing areas in Australia, local wine production is complemented by the likes of
olive oil producers and artisan cheese makers.
Further north, visit one of Australia’s most unique cellars, at the
Little Morgue Winery on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Originally
a morgue, this boutique winery was transformed into a cellar in
2006. The morgue’s chapel is now a two-story cellar, where
guests can taste a wide variety of aptly-named wines including ‘A
Touch ‘O Coffin’, ‘Rest in Peace’ and ‘Dead Smooth’.
For an interesting variation on traditional wine making, head
to Golden Pride Wineries, one hour inland from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. The Natasi family makes their Golden
Drop wine out of mangoes. The property has 17,500 trees,
making it one of the largest mango plantations in Australia.
Unusual Suspects
They don’t grow mangoes further south in Victoria, but they
do grow strawberries. Schmidts Strawberry Winery, near the
charming former gold mining township of Yackandandah in historic North East Victoria, produces exceptional strawberry
wines amidst acres of lush strawberry fields.
At Brown Brothers Winery in nearby Milawa, visitors to the cellar
and restaurant are being treated to unique produce from the Kindergarten, Brown Brothers’ research and development division.
The Kindergarten is essentially a mini-winery within the
larger winery. Established in 1989 as part of the winery’s centenary celebrations, the Kindergarten attracts guest wine42 ASIA & THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Australia’s Wine Trail
Devils Lair Margaret River
makers from around the world. These experts try small
batches of wine using unusual grapes such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Tarrango.
Visitors are an essential element of the company’s market
research, as they are encouraged to try the new wine styles
and give their feedback. The Brown Brothers cellar and restaurant are positioned on the main road to the Victorian ski fields.
North East Victoria is also the place to enjoy Pedal to Produce, a set of new food and wine tours that incorporate the
best of the High Country’s historic towns, stunning alpine and
valley scenery, and even a converted former railway track.
New on the Victorian scene too is the Bellarine Taste Trail,
south of Melbourne on the Bellarine Peninsula. This comprises
32 operators including local food producers, restaurants,
wineries, seafood producers, and accommodation. The Bellarine Peninsula is also known for its historic seaside villages,
beautiful beaches, and national parks.
Other Points on the Compass
You can find some of the most famous wine regions in the
world dotted across South Australia. There are nine distinct
wine regions within an hour and a half of the Adelaide city center. These include the famous Barossa Valley, the Clare Valley,
the Adelaide Hills, and McLaren Vale.
Located in the heart of the Barossa Valley is perhaps Australia’s
most revered wine producer – Penfolds. This iconic Australian winery is famed for Penfolds Grange, one of the world’s finest wines.
It’s also known as Australia’s most expensive wine. Bottles of certain vintages cost many thousands of dollars.
Penfolds Barossa Valley Winery and Cellar Door offers an interactive twist to winemaking with its Make Your Own Blend Tour.
Visitors dress up in white coats and attempt to blend their own
wine from Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre grapes. You can take
your creation home with you, complete with a personalized label.
Another big wine producing state is Western Australia. If your
idea of the perfect escape is sipping world-class wine, whilst enjoying breath-taking views of vineyards, beaches and forests, then
the Margaret River Wine Region is the place for you. Located
three hours drive from Perth, the area produces some 26 percent
of Australia’s premium wine, yet only about five percent of the
total wine production.
Don’t forget Tasmania either. The island state has four main wine
regions. Wines made here are made from grapes grown in climates similar to those of the famous European wines—with mild
summers and long autumn days that slowly ripen the grapes.
For additional information, visit Tourism Australia at
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Explore two great countries of the Southern
Hemisphere - Australia and New Zealand, with Collette Vacations. From the tropical splendor of the Great Barrier Reef on
Australia’s northern coast, to the ethereal beauty of glacial
fjords on New Zealand’s South Island, this 16 day journey to
the lands “down under” brings you the best of both countries
at an enjoyable pace. Guests will have a chance to visit Cairns,
the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Christchurch, Mount Cook National Park, Queenstown and Milford Sound. Trip highlights include taking in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of
Sydney Harbour, capturing the amazing scenery of the fjords
of New Zealand on a cruise of Milford Sound and visiting a
Canterbury farmyard to see a sheep shearing demonstration
and learn how a New Zealand family farm works. Weekly departures are available through 2013.
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APT has the perfect stopover on the way to
Australia and New Zealand with 3 nights at one of Fiji’s fabulous resorts, Outrigger of the Lagoon on the Coral Coast. The
stopover is available for free when booking APT’s 21-day Royal
Escorted vacation by July 31, 2011. In New Zealand, guests
can choose to do a country home stay with a local family in
Rotorua, explore the panoramic beauty of Mount Cook during
a stay at the famous Hermitage Hotel, step aboard the TranzAlpine Train for an award-winning journey across the Southern
Alps and discover the magic of Milford Sound while cruising in
the Fiordland National Park. In Australia guests stay at The Pier
One Sebel which is uniquely situated under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, experience the rainforest and Great Barrier Reef
in tropical Cairns, ‘Sounds of Silence’ dining under the stars in
the outback at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and on the Colonial Tramcar
in Melbourne and much more. Visit www.aptouring.com and
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This 14-day itinerary from Mayflower Tours
begins in Sydney, Australia’s oldest and largest city. The city
tour takes visitors through the
Rocks, a quaint old town area
where the original European
settlers first settled (along with
convicts) and is considered the
birthplace of modern–day Australia. Today, elegantly restored
buildings hold a delightful collection of cafes and shops. See
Australia’s most recognized
icon, Sydney’s beautiful Opera
House, dramatically perched above the sea, rising like windfilled sails. In Canberra, Mayflower provides an opportunity to
experience a real slice of “Aussie” life, stopping at a local
sheep station for a sheep-shearing demonstration and authentic BBQ. In Melbourne, the tour will include visits to the
Italian Quarter, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Botanic Gardens, a view of Captain Cook’s Cottage and Fitzroy Gardens.
In Auckland, spend two days getting to know the beautiful harbors, beaches, hiking trails and island retreats. Mayflower offers another opportunity to experience a slice of country life
with friendly New Zealanders who open their homes for an
overnight visit. Stay in one of their guest rooms and become
part of a traditional New Zealand family. This package also
holds in store a magical underground adventure in Waitomo
Caves, a visit to Rotorua and a delicious Maori Hangi Feast.
Visit www.mayflowertours.com
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AUSTRALIA
Swain Tours’ 12-night Wine and Wildlife itinerary pulls out all the stops, bringing guests through Sydney,
Hunter Valley, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley, Cradle Mountain, Melbourne and the Savannah. A Sydney Harbour coffee cruise offers a unique way to view the Sydney
Harbour Bridge and world renowned Opera House. The Hunter
Valley conjures up images of lazy days, wine tasting at the cellar door, and romantic retreats set in quaint farming country.
The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is nestled between the
sea and hills; a graceful city with wide streets that are easy to
navigate and home to sophisticated wining and dining experiences. A full day tour of Kangaroo Island will include a visit to
Seal Bay, where guests can walk with a Park Ranger amongst
a colony of rare Australian Sea Lions. Savor the Barossa Valley,
a wonderful mix of German wine growers in an Australian Valley, with villages dotting the countryside. The Savannah Walkabout is a one-day cultural and nature tour where guests may
see and learn about native animals and plants both in the famous open-range grasslands of Serendip Sanctuary on the
Western Plains and in the bush lands of Brisbane Ranges National Park. Visit www.swaintours.com
3200
$
NEWS & BEST BUYS
Tourism Campaign Raised $7,750 for Japan
The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and
Japanese travel agencies delivered a charitable donation of
$7,750 to the Consulate General of Japan in New York. The
money raised is from the sales of a $780 special package for
4 nights in Tokyo with air, which ended on May 31. The 6 travel
agencies who participated in this package campaign agreed to
donate $50 from each sale of the $780 package for the postquake Japan relief charity. Mr. Shuichi Kameyama, the Executive Director of JNTO New York Office, along with the travel
agencies contributing to this campaign, delivered the money to
the Consulate General of Japan in New York.
Since the recent setback of U.S. travelers to Japan remained
a major issue, there was concern before the sale started that
such a super value package might not actually yield a dramatic
boost in tourism. However, once the package deal was released, inquires poured in and the demand was so high that
the agents couldn’t accommodate all requests from customers. “This special package reminded me of the high potential and popularity of tourism to Japan in the U.S.
market,” Mr. Kameyama of JNTO New York said. “I would like
to express my deepest gratitude to all the participating organizations for their generous contributions. At the same time, we
would like those who purchased this package to enjoy their
time in Tokyo, and share the safety and cultural richness of
Tokyo with their friends and families upon their return to the
U.S.” Visit www.japantravelinfo.com
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BUSINESS
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DAILY
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SEATTLE
DAILY
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WASHINGTON DC
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
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SKED AIR
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46
730
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3447
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2830
3447
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740
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740
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3323
590
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Net
720
3300
2630
3447
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Net
Net
2300
3350
Net
740
620
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Net
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DEPARTING TYPE
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BUSINESS
DAILY
SKED AIR
DAILY
NEW YORK
DAILY
SKED AIR
ROUND TRIP PRICE
MIN
MAX
NEW ZEALAND
$ 3800
$ 958
Net
Net
$ 1218
Net
BOSTON
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
CHICAGO
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
LOS ANGELES
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
MIAMI
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
SEATTLE
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
WASHINGTON DC
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
PHILIPPINES
CHICAGO
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
LOS ANGELES
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
NEW YORK
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
SAN FRANCISCO
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
WASHINGTON DC
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
5357
Net
4567
Net
3188
2650
520
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5017
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3221
Net
650
Net
Net
To:MANILA
JGT TRAVEL (CHI)
To:MANILA
JGT TRAVEL (CHI)
To:MANILA
JGT TRAVEL/LAX
TOKYO TRAVEL SERVICE
TOKYO TRAVEL SERVICE
To:MANILA
JGT TRAVEL (CHI)
To:MANILA
JGT TRAVEL/LAX
To:MANILA
JGT
600
Net
$ 715
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To:PAPEETE
GOWAY AIR
3230
4032
Net
3030
2430
TAHITI
CHICAGO
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
LOS ANGELES
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
MIAMI
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
NEW YORK
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
SAN FRANCISCO
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
OW BC
$
WASHINGTON DC
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
TAIWAN
CHICAGO
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
LOS ANGELES
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
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$
MIAMI
DAILY
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$
NEW YORK
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
SAN FRANCISCO
DAILY
BUSINESS
$
WASHINGTON DC
DAILY
SKED AIR
$
4302
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3404
2690
680
Net
4752
Net
4432
Net
4080
1453
Net
570
Net
3300
5028
Net
Net
3800
775
4389
2598
650
Net
Net
Net
Net
5489
Net
3300
5169
Net
Net
4482
Net
660
Net
Net
THAILAND
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DAILY
SKED AIR
$ 875
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DAILY
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WASHINGTON DC
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Galapagos Iguanas
Inland/Island Vacations:
Best of Both Worlds
By Mercedes Cardona
he Galapagos are still the biggest draw for tourists
coming to Ecuador, but the country’s tourism
authorities are increasingly focusing attention on
other features of the country’s very diverse offerings, especially its rapidly developing agro tourism
and indigenous-community tourism elements.
The average visitor from abroad spends three days in continental Ecuador before embarking on a Galapagos cruise, said
Susana Guerrero, Undersecretary of Promotions at the Ministry of Tourism. The authorities would like to grow that number to five days, and are supporting operators’ efforts to build
packages that add both cultural and agricultural tourism, such
as visits to indigenous communities and stays at the many haciendas that have been turned into agro tourism lodgings.
Marnella Tours offers an eight-day package starting at
$2,300 that includes a four-day Galapagos cruise, as well as
three days in Quito, a tour of the colonial city, a visit to the
Otavalo traditional market and a trip on the historic Chaski
T
ECUADOR NTO
Ecuador: Quito and Galapagos
Antawa “messenger train” that includes a lunch in a restaurant run by the local community. Call 866-993-0033 or visit
www.marnellatours.com
Kleintours, a Galapagos cruise operator that sails the 100passenger N/V Legend, as well as the smaller Coral I and Coral
II ships, also offers packages that combine cruises with longer
stays in continental Ecuador and add-on land packages. A 10day tour starting at $2,740 mixes a four-day Galapagos cruise
with a land portion that includes Quito, Otavalo, the Chaski
Antawa train and an overnight stay at the Karanki indigenous
community of Magdalena. The community-based tourism project, on the foothills of the Imbabura volcano, offers activities
such as hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking, as well
as opportunities to practice sheep herding with the locals or
observe members of the community demonstrate traditional
crafts. Call 888-505-5346.
Solar Tours has several packages that combine indigenous
communities and haciendas with Galapagos cruises, including
an 11-day package starting at $3,679 that features the Otavalo
market and Chaski Antawa train ride, as well as stays in an indigenous community and the cities of Cuenca, Riobamba and
Guayaquil before boarding a three-day Galapagos cruise. Call
800-388-7652 or visit www.solartours.com
Goway Travel offers several tours that can be combined
with its Galapagos cruise packages, including a five-day Andean cultures package that includes Quito and Otavalo, as well
as an overnight stay at Hacienda Pinsaqui, an 18th-century
colonial homestead that’s been converted into a 30-room
hotel. Another five-day itinerary, “Flavors of Ecuador,” focuses
on gastronomy and includes a stay at a hacienda and special
nightly dinners of gourmet and traditional Ecuadorian food at
noted eateries. Call 800-387-8850 or visit www.goway.com
Belize: Jungle Ruins, Beaches and Cayes
By Ryley Hartt
The Belize Barrier Reef ranks as one of the most diverse
ecosystems in the world, occupying roughly 186 miles of a
continuous barrier reef that extends all the way up to the Yucatán peninsula and down to Honduras, making it the second
largest after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The diversity of marine life that can be found here is matched by the diversity of
Belize’s coastal land inhabitants, who represent a fascinating
cross-section of native and immigrant cultures lured to the
bounty of these coastal atolls and cayes. Popular coastal destinations like San Pedro and Placencia draw visitors looking for
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diving, snorkeling and kayaking—while inland destinations like
the Cayo district, centered around the town of San Ignacio,
are a hot-spot for cultural and nature-based tourism. Explore
jungle, caves and the ruins of Caracol or Xunantunich.
Pacific Holidays offers an 8-night trip to Belize from $2,520,
starting with Belize City where guests board a speedboat and
cruise the Northern Lagoon. After relaxing on the beach, they’ll
take a trip to a renowned Mayan Cave at Actun Tunichil Muknal. This cave system, also known as ATM, is famous for an
ancient sacrificial chamber built inside. In San Ignacio they will
see the Maya site of Xunantunich and the castle near the
Mopan River. Finally, they’ll travel to Ambergris Caye and visit
the large cats, primates, reptiles and birds at the Belize Zoo.
The aptly named Shark Ray Alley is just a quick boat ride from
San Pedro, and snorkelers are likely to encounter six-foot eagle
rays, nurse sharks, barracuda and sea turtles. Call 800-3558025 or visit www.pacificholidaysinc.com
Belize’s Gladden Spit Marine Reserve, off the coast of Placencia, is a haven for sea-kayakers and, during the full moons
in April and May, also for whale sharks.
Divers who are truly keen on climbing in the water with
these 15-ton, tractor trailer-sized fish should pull out a map and
locate Isla Holbox, just off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Though the island doesn’t get nearly the same traffic volume as neighboring Cancun, it does seem to get a lot of repeat
visitors, namely the hundreds of whale sharks who come here
every year to feed on plankton blooms.
Belize, Ambergris Cay
To find out more about Belize, visit the Belize Tourism
Board at www.travelbelize.org
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Honduras is consistently ranked among the world’s top
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from the U.S.
Guatemala has its own Caribbean coast, centered around
the town of Livingston. Here visitors can raft or kayak on the
Rio Dulce that feeds into the Caribbean from Lake Izabal. Izabal’s lush nature reserves make it an ideal habitat for all sorts
of wildlife, and the mix of Garifuna and Mayan culture makes
it a magical place for tourists.
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Pristine nature.
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NEW YORK
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SEATTLE
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3300
529
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Net
615
Net
620
Net
580
2178
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BRAZIL
DALLAS
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SKED AIR
MIAMI
DAILY
SKED AIR
NEW YORK
DAILY
SKED AIR
PHILADELPHIA
DAILY
SKED AIR
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628
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599
1979
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560
2179
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860
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2289
2265
758
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625
5232
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599
3924
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1950
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3919
2198
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625
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685
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$ 529
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“Guaranteed” Inca Trail Permits
Peru celebrates the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of the
ruins this year, awareness and interest is sure to pick up. A legendary way to access Machu Picchu is by hiking the Inca Trail,
one of the world’s most famous and memorable hikes. However
with access limited only to those with a trail permit, some wouldbe travelers may be disappointed - unless their agent books
them with Intrepid Travel. The worldwide sustainable-travel company is the first company to announce that it will guarantee a
coveted Inca Trail permit when you book any of its 40 itineraries
that feature Machu Picchu. All you have to do is book your clients
by January 31, 2012 on any of Intrepid’s 2012 departures. As
there are only 200 permits in total issued worldwide per day, this
represents a rare opportunity. In the event that Intrepid Travel is
unable to obtain a permit for the dates your clients wish to travel
(and no tour operator is able to pre-purchase or bulk purchase Inca Trail permits), they’ll be pleased to offer compensation by way of a $100 discount off any itinerary featuring
their new Inca Quarry Trail trek. Coming in at 23 kms (compared to the 43 km Inca Trail), the Quarry Trail offers trekkers
the chance to hike through breathtaking landscapes and
past lesser-known Inca archaeological sites. The Quarry
Trail, which does not require a permit, has been incorporatJULY 2011
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NEWS & BEST BUYS
ed into a number of Intrepid’s Peru itineraries. Visit
www.intrepidtravel.com/peru or call 866-915-1511.
Goway Offers Set Departures to Peru
The exclusive Latin America division of 40-year-old Goway
Travel announces set departures for its most popular Peru
trips. “Peru remains one of our biggest selling destinations
in Latin America. Drawing on my experience as an expedition guide and the obvious appeal of some of the world’s
most well known sights—Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca,
Colca Canyon Cusco and the Sacred Valley—we created our
Grand Comfort Peru and our Classic Comfort trips,” states
Don Forster, Product & Marketing Manager. Offering the
very best of southern Peru, these two itineraries offer the
complete experience: 16 days with Lake Titicaca, Machu
Picchu and the Amazon Jungle for $3,255 per person; or the
classic 13 days with Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu for
$2,880 per person. By offering set departures for these popular trips, Goway is now able to offer reduced pricing based
on a minimum of 6 travelers. These trips are ideal for travelers looking to experience the best of Southern Peru in just
13 or 16 days (with the Amazon Jungle), plus have the
opportunity to visit the spiritual and mystical Machu Picchu.
Visit www.goway.com
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Tales of the Cocktail
New Orleans
Gears Up For
9th Annual Spirits Fest
By Karen Loftus
f you want to capture the spirit of New Orleans, join several culinary and cocktail enthusiasts from around the
globe who will once again pour in to the Crescent City for
New Orleans’ highly notable, 9th annual spirits fest this
summer from July 20-24. Anyone worth their weight in
whiskey and in the line of imbibing will be there in full force,
fully loaded with their people in tow and a glass in hand.
The little cocktail fest that could is now a big, moneymaking
enterprise, not only for the city of New Orleans but also for
every facet of the liquid industry. Everyone from distributors to
suppliers, big and boutique brands, hoteliers, restaurateurs,
members of all forms of media and the almighty celebrity
styled brand ambassadors mark their overbooked cocktail calendars well in advance, a year at least, to ensure their attendance for the most intoxicating event of the year.
Another Tale to Spin
Tales is a definitive can’t miss. Each year presents a mad mix
of seminars (64), tastings (50), spirit dinners (50) and lunches
(5), countless spirit sponsored parties and events (164) and a
smartly themed awards ceremony where global bars, stars
and scribes of the business are officially awarded in an Oscarlike fashion. In between the opening and closing of Tales, a lot
of business and boozing goes down throughout the five-day
shmooze-a-palooza. The big buzz each year is about capturing
the new liquid trends and taking note of the latest it bars and
stars. It’s all about staying ahead of the cocktail curve. There’s
no room for yesterday’s news, unless of course you dip back
to the classic cocktail era, which is constantly being revisited
and reinterpreted.
More importantly, once a seminar has been done; you can’t
plug and play the next year and bring back last year’s liquid
news. The seminars are as fresh as the cocktails they’re crafting. Each year Tales presents a loaded line up on all fronts from
spirit seminars to soirees to spirit dinners, where cocktails
meticulously pair with cuisine and of course tastings, as no
two are ever alike.
Spirit of New Orleans
Ann & Paul Tunnermann, known as Mr. & Mrs. Cocktail, are
personal and professional partners and the team behind the
mighty Tales brand. It’s a very well-run machine. Ann & Paul
bring a fresh, yet definitive New Orleans perspective to the
table and Tales, which has always championed the independent, be it the bar, star or brand. Innovation on every level is
celebrated.
In the spirit of independence and new offerings, this year
Tales attendees are given an opportunity to meet 28 artisans
from our country’s top craft distilleries. Their small batches of
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vodkas, gins, whiskeys, brandies, liqueurs and more add a different and definitive flavor to cocktails served around the
world.
This and other opportunities, combined with an endless flow
of liquid wisdom will be bestowed upon all attendees—and
you don’t need to be in the business to make it your business.
There’s no better place to hone cocktail skills and food pairings than at Tales. You’ll find the more you learn, the less you
know. Whether you’re a novice or a bar star, there’s no better
setting or scenario to add a few more tools or tricks to your bar
kit and liquid knowledge for your personal or professional entertaining.
Similar to culinary tourism, cocktail tourism is on the rise. So,
grab your best booze buddy, mark your cocktail calendars and
head to The Big Easy this summer. If taking the big dip in,
there are a few things to consider.
Several hotels have deals for Tales. So, shop around and ask
what their Tales rate is. Bear in mind that many hotels, The
Monteleone in particular; which is the epicenter of Tales will
sell out. So, book your rooms.
With nearly 20,000 in attendance of Tales, all will sell out
from seminars to spirit dinners, which take place at the city’s
tiptop restaurants. Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse spirit dinner,
called Slaughtering the Sacred Cow with single malt scotch is
already sold out. However, there are plenty of other notable
places such as Aranud’s, Boucherie, Emeril’s Delmonico and
others to experience the perfect pairing of cuisine and cocktail.
Breakfast is available on site at Tales and tasting rooms usually provide tasty bites throughout the day, but you may want
to book a few resto reservations in advance in addition to your
spirit dinner for other nights as they too will book up. Regardless, friendships are formed in between seminars and servings and the evening parties provide plenty for imbibing and
nibbling. As is true with any trip, you need to plan in advance.
For more help visit Tales of the Cocktail: www.talesofthecocktail.com or call 504-948-0514
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NEW ORLEANS
With the “Kids Stay Free” promotion from Southwest Vacations, clients can book 4 nights at the Sheraton New
Orleans Hotel starting at $114 per person, per night. Located on
historic Canal Street, just steps from Bourbon Street, the Aquarium of the Americas, the Riverwalk Marketplace and an assortment of renowned restaurants and live music clubs of the Vieux
Carré, guests are treated to contemporary guestrooms featuring
modern amenities, 24-hour room service and the Sheraton Sweet
Sleeper Bed; a 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness facility; an outdoor
heated pool and a selection of upscale restaurants and bars including a Starbucks Coffee in the lobby and a Cajun restaurant
that can’t be missed. Celebrating life with a joie de vivre that’s
uniquely New Orleans, this polished hotel provides a front-row
seat to the world’s greatest non-stop celebration. Visit
www.southwestvacations.com
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B Ocean Hotel in FLL Offers Summer Specials
B Ocean Hotel and Resort, Ft.Lauderdale’s newest oceanfront resort, offering 240 oceanview rooms, is heating up summer with package deals. For only $1.00 more than their best
available rate, the Summer Sand Dollars package gives a $25
Food & Beverage credit each night of the stay. It can be spent
on breakfast, lunch, dinner, or at the wine bar in B’stro on the
Beach. Be pampered with breakfast in bed or enjoy a late night
snack from in-room dining. Use it at SAIA, the signature
sushi/teppanyaki restaurant. Or enjoy using it to sip cocktails
poolside at Quench. This offer is valid on any room type accommodation, all featuring the Blissful Bed. Use Promo Code:
SAND$$$ when making reservations.
Keep Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights alive with this
great promotion! Stay at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale any weekend from June 4- September 3 and experience “Saturday Nite
Alive,” a summer weekend series on Fort Lauderdale Beach
that features over 20 live entertainers/acts, dozens of street
vendors and hotel and restaurant specials. Free trolley service
is available from 7pm to 11pm from B Ocean’s front door. Use
Promo Code: B ALIVE when making reservations. This package includes 25% off best available rate, an ocean view room,
a special Prix-Fixe menu of $35 at SAIA sushi/teppanyaki
restaurant, and sleep-in on Sunday with a 1PM check-out. Go
to www.bhotelsandresorts.com or call 888-662-4683.
NEWS & BEST BUYS
Funjet Announces Nonstop from Chicago
In response to increasing demand for nonstop flight service
for the peak travel months, Funjet Vacations has just announced new nonstop charter flights from Chicago O’Hare on
AeroMexico to Cancun/Riviera Maya and Cozumel. These
flights will operate seasonally for departures as early as December 23, 2011 on various dates through August 17, 2012
nonstop from Chicago O’Hare with convenient morning departures and afternoon returns available. Travelers who fly this
new nonstop service will also receive two free checked bags
and complimentary meal and beverage service. Travelers can
also reserve their space with as little as a $50 deposit and will
have access to exclusive inventory and pricing to provide the
most value on flights from Chicago O’Hare to these destinations. Travel agents who book these nonstop flights will also
receive special benefits including instant savings of up to $150
off per reservation, double “Fun-Jets” to redeem towards
merchandise, travel and bonus commission opportunities with
Funjet’s Fun for Life program and up to $500 in cash for charter or value flight groups. In addition, every booking for 2012
departures on these new flights will also count as a 2011 departure towards building agent status with Funjet’s 500 Club
program, which entitles travel agents to exclusive commission
opportunities and benefits. Visit www.Funjet.com/MoreThanEver or go to the Funjet Vacations’ Supplier Center in
www.VAXVacationAccess.com
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
This summer, experience New Orleans’ finest with one of
Hilton’s hotels and Chef John Besh. Save 15 - 20 percent off
rates, which include breakfast for two each day, plus enjoy
valuable discounts at participating Besh Restaurants in New
Orleans when you book by August 22 and stay through September 5, 2011. Book the Great Getaway Plus Dining package
online and you can save 20 percent off your bill when dining at
any participating New Orleans Besh Restaurants during your
stay. To be eligible for the restaurant savings, simply present
your Reservation Confirmation or Folio (noting the qualifying
“Great Getaway Dining” rate plan) to your server. Participating
restaurants include: August, Besh Steak, Domenica, Luke,
Provence, and The American Sector. Book online now with
Hilton New Orleans Riverside at www.neworleansriversidehotel.com
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AIRLINE INTELLIGENCE
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El Al Israel Airlines Offers Summer Discounts
Delta Resumes Non-Stops to Valencia
When children between the ages of two and twelve travel
with at least 2 adults, there is a discount of 10% for the first
child, 50% for the second child and 25% for the third, fourth
and fifth child. El Al also provides in-flight entertainment specially geared to families. Special children’s meals are available
and must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance. Travelers
can begin or extend their stay in Israel and get a free roundtrip
flight between Tel Aviv and Eilat with the purchase of any El Al
roundtrip ticket from the U.S. Also, through the end of October, El Al has an increased flight schedule. El Al will operate
300 weekly flights between Ben Gurion International Airport
and 39 worldwide destinations. The El Al Matmid Frequent
Flyer Club allows members to earn exclusive benefits, free
flights and upgrades. El Al also has a Matmid Kids Club, allowing 2-12 year olds to earn the same number of points as an
adult ticket. Join Matmid for free on the El Al Facebook fan
page. Call 800-223-6700 or visit www.elal.com
Great news for travelers to Europe and Spain: Delta Airlines is
resuming seasonal service to Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean
coast. Four weekly non-stop flights will be offered from John F.
Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York to Valencia Airport in Manises (VLC). Return flights from Valencia to JFK will depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Featuring
two-class service aboard Boeing 757-200 ETOPS aircraft, there
will be 16 seats in Delta’s award-winning Business Elite and 144
in economy class. The service to Valencia will continue to September 5 and the last return flight from Valencia will be September 6. Visit www.delta.com
Precision Air Completes Fleet Upgrade
Precision Air recently took delivery of the last aircraft in a $129
million deal that increased the fleet to ten including seven brand
new ATR aircraft. The airline’s new ultra-modern hangar at Julius
Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam is slated for completion mid-year and will be the only full-maintenance, repair and
overhaul ATR service provider in East and Central Africa. Precision
Air also unveiled a new and vibrant uniform. Precison Air offers 5%
commission on published fares. Visit www.precisionairtz.com
EVA & Asiana Enter Codeshare
EVA Air and Asiana Airlines have initiated code-shared service
between Taipei and Seoul. As of June 1, 2011, the two airlines are
providing 16 flights every week, making business travel significantly more convenient and giving leisure travelers more choices
for connecting flights between Taiwan and Korea. From its North
American gateways in Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver, EVA offers more flights to
Taiwan with easier, one-stop connections onward to mainland
China and destinations throughout Asia, including Korea, than any
other airline. Call 800-695-1188 and www.evaair.com
New Non-Stop for SAA
South African Airways now offers nonstop service, in both
directions, between New York (JFK) Airport and Johannesburg,
South Africa, offering some of the fastest and most convenient service from the Big Apple to the Big Five.
Onboard the new nonstop flights, SAA’s Premium Business
Class customers will enjoy the comfort of a fully-flat 180° seat,
with extra large pillow and thick duvet for a good nights sleep,
on-demand audio and visual entertainment with an extensive
menu of programming, gourmet meals and award-winning
South African wines. There is no shortage of comfort for Economy Class customers either, with SAA’s industry-leading
legroom of up to 34” inches at every seat. In addition to more
space, Economy Class offers audio and video on demand programming at every seat, featuring an extensive selection of
blockbuster movies, short subject programming, music and
games. Visit www.flysaa.com
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By Bob Levine
Aeromexico Announces New Chicago Routes
Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announces a new daily
flight between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and
Leon/Guanajuato, with a stopover in Monterrey. The new route
will operate with an Embraer 190 and officially launch on July
4th with the flight to Chicago from Monterrey; while the flight to
Leon/Guanajuato will begin on the following day, July 5th. With
these additional frequencies, Aeromexico adds to its already extensive range of daily flights, for both business and leisure travelers interested in discovering Leon, Guanajuato. The stop-over
in Monterrey will allow business travelers to visit Mexico‘s second largest industrial city, also Aeromexico’s second largest hub
within the country. Visit www.aeromexico.com
Jet Airways To Re-Introduce First Class
Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, announced this
week that it will re-deploy long-haul Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on
its Mumbai-Newark route, beginning in September 2011. The widebody Boeing 777-300ER features a three-class configuration, including Jet Airways’ world-renowned First Class service and private
closed-door suites. Operating twice a week (on Fridays and Sundays), Jet Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will offer passengers
the exclusive opportunity to travel in the comfort of the airline’s eight
First Class suites, featuring the world’s longest airline beds, private
closets, dining tables for two and 23” flat-screen TVs.
Jet Airways’ guests aboard the Newark-Mumbai route will also
have the option of 30 seats in the airline’s Première Class
(Business Class), which boasts the most comfortable Business Class seats in the sky that convert to 73”-long totally flat
beds. Guests in all three classes of service on Jet Airways will
have access to the state-of-the-art Panasonic eX2 entertainment system; complete with 200+ movies, games and endless music choices. Visit www.jetairways.com
Sia Goes “Green” Between L.A. & Singapore
On May 16th, Singapore Airlines (SIA) began daily “green”
flights between LAX and Singapore (SIN). Non-stop flight SQ37,
using Airbus A340-500s, reduces Carbon emissions and fuel
burns by using enhanced gate-to-gate air traffic management operational methods. The effort is part of the ASPIRE (Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions) partnership, which includes
Airways New Zealand, the FAA, Airservices Australia, the Japan
Civil Aviation Bureau and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.
More green flights will be added over the next few months by
ASPIRE partners. Visit www.singaporeair.com
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BEEN THERE HAVEN’T DONE THAT
By Prof. Barry Goldsmith
‘Hidden Art Deco’
By Prof. Barry Goldsmith
outh Beach came a little late into the Art Deco
game, which debuted in 1925 in Paris at the International Exposition des Art(s) Deco(ratifs). This
style of decoration, art and architecture eschews
the organic, flowing Art Nouveau style for a more
streamlined, geometric style of the machine age: chevrons,
sunrays, circles, angular waves, angular flames, etc. Art
Deco is charged with energy and optimism. One of the
favorite motifs of Art Deco is the lightening bolt, symbolizing
man harnessing power.
Art Deco didn’t merely embrace late 1920s to early 1940s
architecture (interior and exterior decoration), its stylistic influence presided over the modernization of the early 20th-century, including transportation, communication and even—as
they proliferated—new appliances. Compare a 1930 Chrysler
with the 1936 Chrysler Airflow. And, of course, the prime example of Art Deco in architecture: the Chrysler building.
The style is not, however, limited to the U.S. There is Mayan
Art Deco, Flemish, Egyptian and Chinese. Where do you find
it?
Here’s a hint: Look for cities built on landfills in the 1920s
and 1930s and you’ll find Art Deco in abundance: Marine Drive
in Mumbai; the Copacabana in Rio de Janiero; and out-of-theway places such as Napier, New Zealand, which was rebuilt in
Art Deco after a 1931 earthquake.
America, Britain, France and even Italy—in a more simplified, monumental form—embraced Art Deco. But the city that
combines the best of American, British and French Art Deco
is actually Shanghai. To find Shanghai’s Art Deco, you have to
rephrase Taco Bell, “Think outside the Bund.” As magnificent
as the Bund is, only two-and-a-half buildings there qualify as
Art Deco—the Peace Hotel, the Bank of China and the tower
of the Customs Building.
The best Art Deco is hidden all over Shanghai. The Art Deco
pervades many neighborhoods (especially the French and
British Concessions) and every type of building, including commercial, movie theaters, apartments, schools, private homes
and even an elegant slaughterhouse.
My favorite manifestation of Shanghai Art Deco is the hotels. Among the most beautiful Art Deco hotels are the recently restored Fairmont Peace Hotel, Langham Yangtze
Hotel, and the Park Hotel, New Asia Hotel, Metropole Hotel
and Broadway Mansions. Art Deco left a modern impact in the
Neo-Art Deco. The modern Art Deco Jin Mao Tower (1998) is
stunning. Within it is the superlative Grand Hyatt Shanghai
(floors 53-87), with many surprising Art Deco touches.
Shanghai has French Colonial Art Deco and British Colonial
Art Deco. But who ever heard of American Colonial Art Deco?
That you can find in the Philippines.
Nick Ut, the Pulitzer-prize winning photographer, and I were
taking photos of a street with Coca Cola signs in front of
boarded-up buildings in downtown Cebu when it suddenly oc-
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BARRY GOLDSMITH
S
Art deco found in downtown Cebu in the Philippines
curred to me that those buildings have something in common.
They’re all textbook Art Deco, down to the use of glass-block
windows. Since the Philippines was an American colony until
1946, lo and behold, the world’s most beautiful American Colonial Art Deco.
Maybe the most unexpected place to find Art Deco is Asmara, Eritrea, which was one of Italy’s 20th-century African
colonies. And you thought Asmara was just known for its fine
cuisine and swinging nightlife.
Romania was not a colony of France, just a disciple of French
taste. In Bucharest, I was overwhelmed with the residential
Art Deco, French-inspired with more porthole windows than
the luxury liner Normandie ever had. Bucharest is well known
for its love of French Beaux Arts, but it should be equally admired (and visited) for its exquisite Art Deco homes which,
when viewed from afar, look like miniature Normandies.
If you want to see Cubist painting and sculpture, visit any
major modern art museum. If you want to also see Cubist Art
Deco Architecture, go to Prague. Prague has many examples
of the only Cubism you can live and work in. Its most famous
example of Cubist Art Deco Architecture is the House of the
Black Madonna by Josef Go ár (1912). Like Riga’s “Deco Art
Nouveau,” it predates Art Deco by more than a decade. The
Grand Café Orient, occupying the entire ground floor, is the
world’s only Cubist room.
I may never get invited to Prague now that I’m bumping their
exclusivity by revealing my discovery of Cubist Art Deco Architecture in a second city: Montevideo, Uruguay — which
might have even more Cubist Art Deco Architecture than
Prague. Montevideo’s Cubist Art Deco Architecture is lighter
in tone and spirit than Prague’s. There are more than enough
examples to warrant a visit by Art Deco lovers and UNESCO
designation of it, too, as a World Heritage site.
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GREEN CORNER
By Mike Kong & the NYPATA Green Team
Tourism Cares Awards $88,500 in Scholarships
Tourism Cares, the tourism industry’s premier charitable organization for preservation, conservation, restoration, and education is pleased to award $88,500 Academic Scholarships
to 62 travel, tourism, and hospitality students across the
United States and Canada. The scholarships, funded by the
American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the International
Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), and NTA, are awarded
annually to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate
travel, tourism, or hospitality degrees at accredited colleges
and universities. “We and the fund donors take great pride in
providing financial assistance and encouragement to these students as they pursue their educational and professional goals
in travel and tourism,” said Bruce Beckham, Executive Director at Tourism Cares.
The Tourism Cares Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of travel, tourism, and hospitality educators and professionals from across the country, choose the academic
scholarship recipients each year from hundreds of applicants.
This year’s recipients include 1 Associates, 40 Bachelors, 16
Masters, and 5 Doctoral candidates, studying at 40 different
schools in 32 U. S, states or Canadian provinces. For nearly 30
years, Tourism Cares (and its predecessor organization, the
National Tourism Foundation), along with ASTA and IATAN,
have provided nearly 800 students with scholarships and other
awards valued at nearly $1.1 million.
Visit www.TourismCares.org
Enjoy Spring in Zagreb
The Emperor’s New Clothes
Or, how to lease a new
Rolls Royce for only $199/month
ow do you offer a Rolls Royce lease for only $199 a
month? You require $125,000 down, that’s how. The
same way you can offer $299 round-trip tickets to
London: just add $650 in taxes, fuel and fees that
used to be included in the ticket price but are now in
the small print.
And so it is with eco-tourism, the practice of ‘greenwashing’ that makes an ordinary supplier sound as if they
are singlehandedly saving the planet. Don’t get us wrong,
any green initiative is better than no initiative at all. But taking a first step toward responsible tourism is just that: a
first step. The danger of ‘greenwashing’ is that it often results in corporate leadership believing its own hype so that
they don’t make any further effort.
Just as our financial crisis was not caused by too big to
fail but rather, too big to care, it is up to every one of us to
pay attention to the hype, and to question something that
sounds too good to be true or, in some cases, too good to
make sense such as this unusual green policy: “safeguarding the environment within a controlled framework of
development” (huh?).
Send us any silly or unfathomable eco claims that you
run across and we’ll post them in a future article.
H
The first spring days have brought a special sparkle to Zagreb. The outdoor cafes, conversations in the city squares,
spring flowers and the laughter of children are the picture of
the city in springtime, and the awakening of the joy of life has
given the city a charm that many tourists remember and come
back for. Zagreb is a well-known center of culture where you
can find one interesting exhibition after another; there is a host
of theatrical and musical performances of all styles and expressions. Many world famous names will appear on Zagreb’s
stages in the upcoming season and perform for the citizens of
Zagreb and their guests. Visit www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr
Travel Bound’s New Products & Partnerships
Travel Bound announces an extensive new selection of
three-, four-, and five-star hotels, sightseeing tours, attractions,
and transfers for independent travelers headed to Turkey.
Travel Bound is partnering with the Turkish Culture & Tourism
Office, Turkish Airlines and the largest inbound tour operator in
Turkey, Pamfilya Tourism, to promote travel to Turkey.
“The combined marketing efforts of our company together
with the Turkish Culture & Tourism Office, Turkish Airlines and
Pamfilya Tourism will help boost awareness of Turkey’s attractions as a destination, which will make it easier for agents
to sell.” said Richie Karaburun, Travel Bound’s Turkish-born
president. Suggested itineraries, an inventory of 200 hotel
properties, special summer rates and 60 commissionable
tours are available to create personalized itineraries to suit your
clients’ interests, budget and timeframe. Visit www.booktravelbound.com or call 800-808-9541.
JULY 2011
Wnner of the Green Corner prize:
Joanne Buck of Astro Travel
...And the Winner Is...
Thanks to all of you who submitted
green travel tips and entered our drawing for a stay at the Fairmont Washington DC. We are very pleased to
congratulate Joanne Buck of Astro
Travel in Solon, Ohio. The winning entry also contains a suggestion that closely parallels our own conviction that it is the
responsibility of tourism suppliers to make it as easy to recycle as it is to trash. Her suggestion was for hotels to provide
both trash and recycling baskets in guestrooms. She also
came up with a rather ingenious idea to recycle old linens for
cloth laundry bags that could be re-used in the hotels. Thanks
Joanne for your contribution.
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Myrtle Dwyer Heads Glamour DMC
Hotel industry professional,
Myrtle
Dwyer, J.P., is the Director with responsibility for the Sales &
Marketing at Glamour Destination Management Company, a market-leading destination
management
company
headquartered in Montego Bay. Ms.
Dwyer, a 36-year veteran in Jamaica’s hospitality and tourism industry, recently
closed a decade of stewardship as Director
of Sales & Marketing for the prestigious
Half Moon Resort, where she served in
various senior positions for a total of 34
years. Fluent in English, German and Spanish, Ms. Dwyer, the Honorary Consul for
Spain in Montego Bay was conferred with
the Commander of Order of Civil Merit
Award for her pioneering work in this regard by King of Span Juan Carlos I. She is
also a Justice of the Peace, Lay Magistrate
of the Parish of St. James, a Deaconess
and Lay Preacher at the Calvary Baptist
Church and Chairman of the Board of the
Montego Bay High School, her alma mater.
Speaking to her new role as Director with
responsibility for Sales and Marketing Ms.
Dwyer said, “At almost 25 years old, Glamour DMC has carved a reputation for itself
as Jamaica’s leading destination management company. We’re working steadfastly
on earning that reputation across the region and in the international markets we
serve.” For more information on Glamour
DMC, visit www.glamourdmc.com
Chelle Honiker-Yarbrough Joins The Travel Institute
Chelle HonikerYarbrough,
CTC,
noted industry consultant, author, and
speaker has joined
The Travel Institute as its Director of Marketing and Technology. Over the past year,
Chelle has been working closely with The
Travel Institute to introduce new technology, a user-friendly website, and dynamic
member benefits.
Chelle said, “I am a long-time CTC and
have always believed in The Travel Institute’s mission to provide unbiased and
quality education and training. The Travel
Institute now has access to some very innovative educational products and I’m excited to be part of a project where I can use
my marketing and technology skills to enhance the great work that they do. In a few
weeks we will unveil a fresh, new Travel
Institute, with an entirely new membership
model that offers unlimited access to a rich
online library of courses designed to help
all travel professionals succeed in their careers.” Chelle started in the travel industry
in 1987 working as a travel agent in CA.
She quickly realized her love of all things
associated with technology, and in 1999
formed her own company, Crossover Consulting, Inc. Today she is one of the leading technology and social media experts in
the industry. Details on The Travel Institute’s new membership model and new
website will be announced soon. Visit
www.thetravelinstitute.com
Kenya Airways Chief Executive Appointed to IATA Board of Governors
Dr. Titus Naikuni,
Group Managing Director and CEO of
Kenya Airways, was
appointed to the International Air Travel Association (IATA)
Board of Governors during the Association’s
67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sin-
gapore. This appointment places Dr.
Naikuni at the center of decision making
for the aviation industry and underpins
the level of confidence that IATA members place in his leadership capabilities.
Naikuni noted, "This appointment is very exciting because it comes at a time when the
economies of Africa are poised for take-
off....It is an indication that African airlines
are ready to take their rightful place in leading the decision making in the world's aviation industry. Transport is an important factor
in Africa’s economic development and the
aviation industry will undoubtedly play a
major role in the pursuit of this development." Visit www.kenya-airways.com.
Tzell Travel Group Promotes Christina Malik
Tzell Travel Group
(a division of Travel
Leaders Group) announced the promotion of Christina
Malik to the role of
Vice President of Hotel Programs & Development. In addition to continuing to manage Tzell’s overarching hotel program and
assisting Tzell’s agents in maximizing its
hotel relationships, Malik’s added focus will
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wide, as well as representing Tzell within
the travel industry, including at events.
Based in New York, Malik reports to Tzell
President and CEO Barry Liben.
“Promoting an intelligent and gifted
leader like Christina Malik to lead Tzell’s
hotel program was an easy choice because
we are confident she will represent Tzell
extraordinarily well,” stated Liben.
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hotels. Christina’s added focus will benefit
all of our agents tremendously.” With her
appointment, Malik becomes the youngest
Vice President in Tzell history. Malik first
joined Tzell as Director of Hotel Programs in
December 2008. Prior to joining Tzell, she
served in various operational and sales positions in hotels such as The Ritz-Carlton
Battery Park and Hotel Plaza Athénée in
New York City. Visit www.tzell.com
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Fax: 858-614-0312;
• www.gttglobal.com; [email protected]
AMERICAN TRAVEL ABROAD, INC.
505 Eighth Ave, Ste 801, New York, NY 10018; 212-586-5230; 800-228-0877;
[email protected] ; www.amta.com
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
35 East 47th Street Suite 6A, New York, NY 10017; 888-268-4227, 212-5414117, Fax 212-541-4789; email: [email protected];
www.antigua-barbuda.org,
ARROW TRAVEL
280 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016; 212-889-2550; F: 212-889-5959; 866359-2776; www.arrowtravel.com; [email protected]
ASTA
1101 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314; 800-ASK-ASTA, 703-739-2782, F:
703-684-8319; www.astanet.com
C & H INTERNATIONAL
4751 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90010; 800-833-8888; 323933-2288; F: 323-939-2286; www.cnhintl.com
CHANTECLAIR CONSOLIDATORS
152 West 36th Street, Suite 805, New York, NY 10018; 866-361-3500, 212695-3514; F: 212-695-8333, [email protected];
www.chanteclairtravel.com
CHINA NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE
370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 912, New York, NY 10017; 212-760-8218; F: 212760-8809; [email protected]; www.cnto.org
CLIA-CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC
910 SE 17th Street, 4th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 212-921-0066;
www.cruising.org
CLOUD TOURS
Newtown Plaza, 31-09 Newtown Ave., Long Island City, NY 11102;800223-7880; 718-721-3808; F: 718-721-4019; [email protected];
www.cloudtours.com
COMPAGNIE DU PONANT
2 South Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2000, Miami FL 33131; 888-400-1082; 305-3983761; Fax: 877-533-3043; www.ponant.com
CROWN PETERS
34-10 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106; 800-321-1199; 718-932-7800; F: 718-9322930; [email protected]; www.crownpeters.com
DOWNTOWN TRAVEL
3 West 35th Street 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001; 800-952-3519; 212-4811800; Fax: 212-481-5516; [email protected];
www.downtowntravel.com
EAGLERIDER MOTORCYCLE RENTALS & TOURS
11860 South La cienega Boulevard Hawthorne CA 90250-3461, 310-5366777; F: 310-536-6770; [email protected]; www.eaglerider.com
ECO GROUP COSTA RICA
[email protected]; www.costaricatravelexpo.com,
www.expomanuaelantonio.com
EGYPTIAN TOURIST AUTHORITY
630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2305, New York, NY 10111; 877-77-EGYPT, 212-3322570; Fax: 212-956-6439; [email protected], www.egypttourism.org
ELITE TOURS & TRAVEL
• 28790 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 180, Woodmere, OH 44122; 800-354-8320; 216514-9000; Fax: 216-514-9001
• 9070 Kimberly Boulevard., Suite 49, Boca Raton, FL 33434; 561-208-7777;
Fax: 561-208-0700
www.elitetours.com
HAHN AIR
1-877-HR169HR (471-6947); [email protected];
www.hahnair.com
IMPRESSA CLUB LTD.
2307 Coney Island Ave, New York, NY, 11223; 347-429-3332, 718-6458578Fax. 718-336-6708
INDIA TOURISM
1270 Ave. of the Americas , Suite 303, New York, NY 10020; 212-586-4901,
Fax 212-582-3274; [email protected], www.incredibleindia.org;
ISRAEL MINISTRY OF TOURISM
800 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017; 888-77-ISRAEL; 212-499-5660; F:
212-499-5665; www.goisrael.com, [email protected]
JBTI TOURS LLC
118 E 28 St., Suite 375, New York, NY 10018; 212-696-2058. 800-9672345, F:
212-696-2057: [email protected]; www.jbti.com
JGT
1629 K St. NW, Ste 601, Washington, DC 20006; 800-926-7274; 202-8333531; F: 202-833-4370
SKYLINK TRAVEL
• 980 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 401, New York, NY 10018; 800-2476659; 212-573-8980; Fax: 212-573-8878
• 1025 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 213, Washington, DC 20036; 202-8226666; Fax: 202-755-8046
• 3525 West Peterson Avenue, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60659; 773-463-4667,
Fax: 773-478-2501
• 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 430, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; 323-653-6718, F:
323-655-4393
• www.skylinkus.com
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS
Sun Trust Bldg., 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301; 800-7729675; 974-769-5000; F: 954-769-5079; www.saa.co.za
SUNNYLAND TOURS
21 Old Kings Rd. N, Suite B-212, Palm Coast, FL 32137; 800-783-7839 , 386449-0059; Fax 386-449-0060, www.sunnylandtours.com
TATRA TRAVEL / CZECH VACATIONS
12 East 33rd St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016; 212-486-0533;i [email protected]; www.czechvacations.com
TOKYO TRAVEL SERVICE
327 E. 2nd St, Ste 223, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213-680-3545; F: 213-488-9206
JGT TRAVEL (CHI)
8430 West Bryn Mawer Ave., Suite 777, Chicago, IL 60631; 773-714-1277;
Fax 773-714-1289; [email protected]; www.jgttravel.com
TRAFALGAR TOURS
801 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805; 800-854-0103; Fax: 714-9374901, www.trafalgartours.com
JGT TRAVEL (LAX)
19700 Mariner Ave, Suite 102, Torrance, CA 90503; 800-367-8833, 310-4063189, F: 310-406-3172; [email protected]; www.jgttravel.com
TRANS AM TRAVEL INC.
• 4222 King Suit, Ste 130, Alexandria, VA 22302; 703-998-7676; 800-822-7600;
Fax: 703-824-8190; [email protected];
• 5200 W. Century Blvd., Ste 330, Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310-670-2111;
Fax: 310-670-1875;
• www.transamtravel.com
KOREA NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE
2 Executive Drive, Suite, 750, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 800-868-7567; 201-5850909, F: 201-585-9041; [email protected];
www.visitkorea.or.kr
LATIN TRAILS
800-747-0567; [email protected]; www.latintrails.com
LEGEND TRAVEL & TOURS
1730 South Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33415; 800-295-3436, F: 561965-5482 ; www.mylegendtravel.com
LOUIS CRUISE LINES
2801 NE 183rd Street, Suite 2204, Aventura, FL 33160; 877-568-4787, 786207-8429, F: 786-207-8430; www.louiscruises.com, [email protected]
MISSION VALLEY TRAVEL, INC.
112 Cooperative Way, Kalispell, MT 59901; 800-321-8069; 406-758-4848; F:
406-758-4828; www.mvti.com
PACIFIC HOLIDAYS
12 W. 32nd St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001; 800-355-8025; 212-629-3888;
Fax: 212-629-8882; www.pacificholidaysinc.com;
[email protected]
PANORAMA TRAVEL, LTD.,
12 East 33rd St., 12 Floor, New York, NY 10016; 212-741-0033;
[email protected]; www.panoramatravel.com
EXTRA VALUE AIR
1155 Warburton Ave. Suite 6P, Yonkers, NY 10701; 800-758-1382; Fax: 914966-1979 ; [email protected]; www.extravalueair.com
FOREIGN INDEPENDENT TOURS
2125 Center Avenue, Suite 209, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 800-248-3487; 201-5851549; Fax: 201-585-2298 www.fittours.com
PREMIUM TRAVEL INC.
1080 Mcdonald Avenue #199, Brooklyn NY 11230; 888 424 9252 4; Fax:
888.924.9329; [email protected]
TOURIST OFFICE FOR FLANDERS, BELGIUM
620 Eighth Ave, 44th floor., New York, NY 10018,212-584-2336; F: 212-5753606; www.visitflanders.us
RUSSIAN AMERICAN CONSULTING CORP.,
45 W. 34th St, Ste 703, New York, NY 10001; 877-268-2677; 212-268-9336; F:
212-268-9368; [email protected]; www.russianconsulting.com
GLOBAL TRAVEL EXPRESS, LLC
800-701-5716; [email protected]
SHORE EXCURSIONS
888-355-0220; www.shoretrips.com
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SKYBIRD TRAVEL & TOURS INC
• 24701 Swanson Rd., Southfield, MI 48033; 888-SKY-BIRD; 248-372-4800;
Fax: 248-372-4810; [email protected], Fax.248-372-4806
• 104 S. Michigan Ave., Ste 1425, Chicago, IL 60603; 312-606-9600; Fax 312606-0925
• 370 Seventh Ave, Suite 306, New York NY 10001; 212-563-0300; Fax 212563-2056
• 3913 Old Lee Highway #32B, Fairfax, VA 22030; 703-934-8999;
Fax. 703-734-8157
• 360 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 2050, El Segundo, CA 90245: 310-647-3400:;
Fax. 310-647-5800
• 305 S. Andrews, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301, 888-759-2473 x 2010,
Fax: 954-467-5703
• 2825 Wilcrest Dr, Suite 502, Houston, TX 77042; 713 292-9600,
Fax: 713 292-9601
• www.skybird-travel.com
PRIME TRAVEL
2200 NW 92nd Ave., Doral, Florida 33172; 800-447-4013; 305-441-0622; F: 305441-0853; [email protected]; www.latinamericantravelclub.com.
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TURKISH AIRLINES
8501 W. Higgins Road, Suite 210, Chicago, IL 60631; 773-693-5849; fax 773693-2849; www.thy.com
UNITED TOURS
701 7th Ave., #1000, New York, NY 10036-1505; 800-245-0203; 212-245-1100;
F: 212-245-0292
UP & AWAY TRAVEL
347 Fifth Ave., Suite 305, N Y, NY 10016; 212-889-2345; 800-275-8001; F: 212889-2350; www.upandaway.com
• 1010 Vermont Ave., Ste 1011, Washington, DC 20005; 800-746-4766; 202639-0520; F: 202-639-0525
• 376 Boyleston Street, Suite 204, Boston, MA 02116; 800-347-3813; 617236-8100; F: 617-247-2920
• 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 1022, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; 888-978-7629; 323852-9775; F: 323-852-9771
• 2701 LeJeune Road, Suite 402, Coral Gables, FL 33134 877-876-2929; 305446-9997;Fax: 305-446-0797
VOUCHER WONDER, INC
[email protected]; www.animod.com
YA’LLA TOURS USA INC.
4711 SW Huber Street, Suite 2, Portland, OR 97219; 800-644-1595; 503-9773758; Fax: 503-977-3765 ; [email protected];
www.yallatours.com
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EGYPT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
GHANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
ISRAEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
KENYA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
NIGERIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
SOUTH AFRICA . . . . . . . . .40
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES . . .41
ASIA & THE SOUTH PACIFIC 44
AUSTRALIA . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
CHINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
HONG KONG . . . . . . . . . .45
INDIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
INDONESIA . . . . . . . . . . . .46
JAPAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
KOREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
NEW ZEALAND . . . . . . . . .47
PHILIPPINES . . . . . . . . . . . .47
SINGAPORE . . . . . . . . . . . .47
TAHITI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
TAIWAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
THAILAND . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
VIETNAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
CARIBBEAN & BERMUDA
20
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA . . . .20
ARUBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
BAHAMAS . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
HAITI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
PUERTO RICO . . . . . . . . . . .20
EUROPE
30
ARMENIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
AZERBAIJAN . . . . . . . . . . .30
BELARUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
BELGIUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
BRITAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
BULGARIA . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
CZECH REPUBLIC . . . . . . . .31
ESTONIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
FINLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
FRANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
GEORGIA . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
GERMANY . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
GREECE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
HUNGARY . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
EUROPE
ITALY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
KAZAKHSTAN . . . . . . . . . .34
KYRGYZSTAN . . . . . . . . . . .34
LATVIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
LITHUANIA . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
MACEDONIAN REPUBLIC . .34
MOLDOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
POLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
ROMANIA . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
RUSSIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
SCOTLAND . . . . . . . . . . . .35
SERBIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
SPAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
SWITZERLAND . . . . . . . . . .35
TURKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
UKRAINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
UZBEKISTAN . . . . . . . . . . . .35
SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA 51
ARGENTINA . . . . . . . . . . . .52
BRAZIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA
CHILE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
COLOMBIA . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
ECUADOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
EL SALVADOR . . . . . . . . . . .52
GUATEMALA . . . . . . . . . . . .53
MEXICO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
NICARAGUA . . . . . . . . . . . .53
PANAMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
PARAGUAY . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
PERU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
URURGUAY . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
VENEZUELA . . . . . . . . . . . .53
U.S. • CANADA • HAWAII
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ARIZONA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
BOSTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
CALIFORNIA . . . . . . . . . . . .57
CANADA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
COLORADO . . . . . . . . . . . .57
NEVADA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
NEW YORK . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
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