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SKYSERVICE AND FONTAINEBLEAU DEVELOPMENT PARTNER TO DEVELOP NEW FORT LAUDERDALE FBO

Fontainebleau Aviation to open second South Florida Private Jet Center at FLL

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2024 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Leading aviation company Skyservice Business Aviation (”Skyservice”) today announced the completion of its investment in Fontainebleau Aviation’s fixed-based operator (FBO) development project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (”FLL”).  This exciting venture marks the first co-development project between Skyservice and Fontainebleau Development as the companies join forces to create Florida’s ultimate private aviation gateway for leisure and business travel.

“The collaboration between Skyservice and Fontainebleau in developing the new era of FBOs has been remarkable,” says Skyservice Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Murray. “Today’s clients expect the amenities and conveniences of an FBO to match those of the best hotels, as well as efficiency and safety that exceed any standard or policy. We’re pleased to work with FLL and Broward County to meet these expectations and provide the best of what business aviation has to offer.”

The Fontainebleau Aviation FBO at FLL, which is expected to be complete by early 2025, will support an 80,000-square-foot hangar, a 25,000-square-foot opulent lobby and hangar offices, and an executive suite that includes an AV-equipped board room accommodating groups up to 20 people. The facilities have been expertly engineered to support the largest of business aircraft. Fontainebleau Aviation is now accepting hangar lease agreements.

“We are thrilled to partner with Skyservice to develop a one-of-a-kind luxury FBO grounded in 37 years of aviation thought leadership and award-winning service and safety,” says Fontainebleau Development Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Soffer. “This is a first in our expanding portfolio of premier destinations and best-in-class luxury experiences to bring to the aviation industry.”

Home to five of the top 25 busiest business aviation airports in the United States, Florida is one of the most significant markets in the industry. Upon completion, the Fort Lauderdale FBO positions Skyservice, through its joint venture with Fontainebleau Development, at two of the state’s busiest business aviation airports: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport  and Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Skyservice was provided with legal advice by McCarthy Tétrault LLP and DLA Piper LLP. Fontainebleau Development was represented by Cooley LLP and advised by William Blair & Company.

About Skyservice™

Skyservice is a North American leader in business aviation dedicated to innovation, responsible operations, safety, and service excellence. Celebrating over 37 years of distinction, Skyservice is at the forefront of the business aviation industry, with best-in-class facilities across North America. Our skilled maintenance teams, award-winning fixed base operation facilities, first-class aircraft management, private jet charter services, aircraft sales, and acquisitions teams combine to deliver an exceptional experience to our valued customers. At Skyservice, we aim higher and reach further to best serve our clients. To learn more, visit http://www.skyservice.com/.

About Fontainebleau Development

Fontainebleau Development , founded by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Soffer and led by his partner Brett Mufson, is one of the country’s premier real estate development and hospitality groups, with a diverse portfolio that includes properties in the hospitality, gaming, residential, retail, commercial, and luxury services sectors.  The company builds, owns, markets, and operates their properties, providing expertise in each stage of a project’s life cycle with a relentless focus on delivering the best quality in everything they do. Fontainebleau Development has established a diverse portfolio of premier assets such as Big Easy Casino, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Hilton Downtown Nashville, and numerous residential landmarks such as Turnberry Ocean Club, Turnberry Ocean Colony, Porto Vita, the Tresor and Sorrento towers at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The company has also built nine residential towers in Las Vegas, including Turnberry Towers and Signature (in partnership with MGM Resorts International), and will open the 67-story Fontainebleau Las Vegas luxury resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in December 2023. Its luxury services division includes Fontainebleau Aviation, Turnberry Yacht Club & Marina, Turnberry Isle Country Club, and some of the highest grossing and well-known nightlife, dining and health and wellness destinations in the world. Over a 70-year history, Fontainebleau has been involved in over 100 projects representing in excess of $38 billion in total transaction value.

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Experience ‘Jamaica’s Vibe Getaway’ With Blue Diamond Resorts: Honoring the King of Reggae

Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only

CARIBPR WIRE, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Feb. 15, 2024: In tribute to Jamaica’s Reggae legend, Blue Diamond Resorts presents its latest offering: the ‘Jamaica’s Vibe Getaway,’ a six-night immersive experience designed for guests staying at select all-inclusive resorts in this destination. This sensory journey seamlessly weaves together luxury, music, and the vibrant cultural tapestry of the island. The experience is available in February at their Negril resorts, including Royalton Negril and Hideaway at Royalton Negril, as well as in Montego Bay, encompassing Royalton Blue Waters and the newly opened Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters.

Starting with private transportation from the Montego Bay International Airport to the resort to check in at the lavish Luxury Chairman Ocean Front Suite Diamond Club™ at either Montego Bay or Negril. These opulent sanctuaries offer a haven of comfort, personalized butler service, and private balconies with panoramic ocean views to soak in the natural beauty that inspired the king of reggae’s timeless melodies.

As the sun sets over the Jamaican horizon, a private concert awaits guests on the beach where talented musicians strum the chords of classic reggae hits, creating an intimate ambiance under the starlit Caribbean sky.

Travelers will also experience a unique culinary journey which includes a private dinner in the Chairman Suite, masterfully curated by the Executive Chef with the flavors of Jamaica’s diverse gastronomy. To accentuate the palate, a rum-tasting odyssey hosted by Appleton Estate will give vacationers a glimpse of the rich history and flavors of this world-renowned rum.

Exclusive entertainment options will also be available in the Chairman Suite, featuring a curated playlist to unwind to the rhythm of reggae in the intimate luxury of its accommodations, fully embracing the culture of the destination.

Bookings for the “Jamaica’s Vibe Getaway” at Royalton Luxury Resorts and Hideaway at Royalton Resorts in Jamaica are available until February 29, 2024, with a starting price of $2,625 USD per person per night. Travelers embarking on this journey will be able to travel from February 29 – December 23, 2024.

For more information or to book your stay, contact [email protected].

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“Jamaica’s Vibe Getaway” Package
Available for booking from February 14th to February 29th, 2024*
Travel from February 29th to December 23rd, 2024.
Starting rate at $2,625 USD per person, per night**

*Package is subject to availability. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
**Prices are quoted per person, per night, in USD and are subject to change without prior notice. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™.  To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you’re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music, and sports while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com

Disfrute de la Escencia de Jamaica Con Blue Diamond Resorts: Rindiendo Homenaje Al Rey del Reggae

Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only

CARIBPR WIRE, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Feb. 15, 2024: En homenaje a la leyenda del reggae de Jamaica, Blue Diamond Resorts presenta su última oferta: ‘Jamaica’s Vibe Getaway’, una experiencia inmersiva de seis noches diseñada para huéspedes que se hospedan en selectos resorts todo incluido en este destino. Este viaje sensorial entrelaza a la perfección el lujo, la música y la vibrante cultura de la isla. La experiencia está disponible en febrero en sus resorts de Negril, incluidos Royalton Negril y Hideaway at Royalton Negril, así como en Montego Bay, que abarca Royalton Blue Waters y el recién inaugurado Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters.

Comenzando con transporte privado desde el Aeropuerto Internacional de Montego Bay hasta el resort para registrarse en la lujosa Luxury Chairman Ocean Front Suite Diamond Club™ en Montego Bay o Negril. Estos lujosos refugios ofrecen un oasis de confort, servicio de mayordomo personalizado y balcones privados con vistas panorámicas al mar para disfrutar de la belleza natural que inspiró las eternas melodías del rey del reggae.

A medida que el sol se oculta en el horizonte jamaicano, los huéspedes son recibidos en la playa con un concierto privado donde talentosos músicos interpretan los acordes de los éxitos clásicos del reggae. Esta experiencia crea un ambiente íntimo bajo el cielo caribeño, iluminado por las estrellas.

Los viajeros también experimentarán un viaje culinario único que incluye una cena privada en la Suite Chairman, magistralmente seleccionada por el Chef Ejecutivo con los sabores de la diversa gastronomía de Jamaica. Para acentuar el paladar, una odisea de degustación de ron Appleton Estate brindará a los vacacionistas una idea de la rica historia y los sabores de esta bebida de renombre mundial.

También estarán disponibles opciones de entretenimiento exclusivas en la Chairman Suite, con una lista de reproducción seleccionada para relajarse al ritmo del reggae en el lujo íntimo de sus habitaciones, abrazando plenamente la cultura del destino.

Las reservas para “Jamaica’s Vibe Getaway” en Royalton Luxury Resorts y Hideaway at Royalton Resorts en Jamaica están disponibles hasta el 29 de febrero de 2024, con un precio inicial de $2,625 USD por persona por noche. Los viajeros que se embarquen en este viaje podrán viajar del 29 de febrero al 23 de diciembre de 2024.

Para más información o reservar su estadía, comuníquese con [email protected].

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Paquete “Jamaica’s Vibe Getaway”
Disponible para reservar del 14 de febrero al 29 de febrero de 2024*
Viaje del 29 de febrero al 23 de diciembre de 2024.
Tarifa inicial en $2,625 USD por persona, por noche**

*El paquete está sujeto a disponibilidad. Es posible que se apliquen fechas restringidas y otras restricciones.
**Los precios se cotizan por persona, por noche, en USD y están sujetos a cambios sin previo aviso. La oferta no se puede combinar con ninguna otra promoción o descuento.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

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Blue Diamond Resorts Makes History with Its Black Friday Deals for 2023

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Nov. 13, 2023: Following last year’s exceptional discounts, Blue Diamond Resorts has just announced that Black Friday 2023 will offer the biggest savings yet for discerning customers in search of all-inclusive vacation experiences. With discounts equaling hundreds of dollars in savings, Blue Diamond Resorts’ Black Friday sale will kick off on November 16th for a limited time, providing ample time to plan the holiday getaways.

Blue Diamond Resorts’ Black Friday Deals

The Black Friday deals are perfectly timed, allowing travelers to secure their stay at the soon-to-open Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only, designed exclusively for adults seeking to rekindle their most cherished bonds in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Furthermore, guests can pre-book their vacation at the highly anticipated Royalton CHIC Antigua, which is set to open in April 2024, featuring exclusive features for a vibrant “Party Your Way” vacation.

Vacationers from around the globe can explore the various brands under the hotel management company’s umbrella of properties. These encompass a diverse range, from family-friendly resorts to adults-only social getaways and boutique experiences. These deals are available at properties located in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua, and Grenada until November 26th, 2023.

Guests can select from a range of exclusive room categories offered at Blue Diamond Resorts properties, including the coveted Diamond Club™ and Star Class™ suite categories, both of which provide premium inclusions and personalized Butler service. These options cater to those seeking a more exclusive experience at any of its Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, and Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts. Exceptional deals are also available for Mystique by Royalton and Grand Lido Negril, catering to all types of travelers and preferences.

Clients who take advantage of this sale can schedule their travels anytime between November 16th, 2023, and December 23rd, 2024. Prices may vary based on the property, season, and room type.

For additional information, please visit the following websites: www.royaltonresorts.comwww.planethollywoodhotels.com, and www.mystiqueresorts.com.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™.  To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you´re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music, and sports while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com

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Blue Diamond Resorts Hace Historia Con Sus Ofertas De Black Friday Para 2023

Black Friday de Blue Diamond Resorts
Black Friday de Blue Diamond Resorts

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Nov. 13, 2023: Después de los excepcionales descuentos del año pasado, Blue Diamond Resorts acaba de anunciar que en Black Friday 2023 ofrecerá los mayores ahorros hasta ahora para clientes en busca de experiencias vacacionales todo incluido. Con descuentos que equivalen a cientos de dólares en ahorros, la venta de Black Friday de Blue Diamond Resorts comenzará el 16 de noviembre por tiempo limitado, proporcionando tiempo suficiente para planificar las vacaciones navideñas.

Las ofertas de Black Friday están perfectamente alineadas para que los viajeros aseguren su estancia en el próximo Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only, diseñado para aquellos que buscan reavivar sus lazos más importantes en Montego Bay, Jamaica. Además, los huéspedes pueden reservar con anticipación sus vacaciones en el muy esperado Royalton CHIC Antigua, que está programado para abrir sus puertas en abril de 2024, con características exclusivas para unas vacaciones vibrantes bajo el concepto “Party Your Way”.

Los vacacionistas de todo el mundo pueden explorar las diversas marcas y propiedades de la compañía de gestión hotelera. Estas abarcan una amplia gama, desde resorts familiares hasta escapadas sociales solo para adultos y experiencias boutique. Estas ofertas están disponibles en resorts ubicados en México, República Dominicana, Costa Rica, Santa Lucía, Jamaica, Antigua y Granada hasta el 26 de noviembre de 2023.

Los huéspedes pueden elegir entre una variedad de categorías exclusivas de habitaciones ofrecidas en las propiedades de Blue Diamond Resorts, incluyendo las codiciadas categorías de suites Diamond Club™ y Star Class™, ambas ofrecen inclusiones premium y servicio de mayordomo personalizado. Estas opciones están dirigidas a aquellos que buscan una experiencia más exclusiva en cualquiera de los Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts y Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts. También hay ofertas excepcionales disponibles para Mystique by Royalton y Grand Lido Negril, atendiendo a todos los tipos de viajeros y preferencias.

Los clientes que aprovechen esta venta pueden programar sus viajes en cualquier momento entre el 16 de noviembre de 2023 y el 23 de diciembre de 2024. Los precios pueden variar según la propiedad, la temporada y el tipo de habitación.

Para obtener información adicional, visite los siguientes sitios web: www.royaltonresorts.comwww.planethollywoodhotels.com, and www.mystiqueresorts.com.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

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NexusTours and Juniper Travel Technology Team Up to Change the Travel Industry

CANCUN, MexicoNov. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — NexusTours, recognized as a premier Destination Management Company (DMC) across Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America proudly unveils its strategic partnership with Juniper Travel Technology, a pioneer in travel tech innovation. This formidable alliance aspires to transform the travel industry by merging state-of-the-art technology with unparalleled Travel Experiences and Mobility solutions.

Rubén Gutiérrez, the President of NexusTours, expressed, “The synergy between both companies has the potential to redefine the market,” asserts Rubén Gutiérrez, President of NexusTours. “At NexusTours, we’ve always had a clear vision of growth and innovation. I can’t imagine a better ally than Juniper to carry out this shared vision: our DNAs converge in dynamism, innovation, and a deep commitment to both growth and our clients. This collaboration, which we have solidified since 2017, is the manifestation of two companies ready to redefine experiences and mobility in the travel industry. This alliance is not just a step towards the future; it’s the foundation of a revolutionary model we aim to build together, for all our partners, DMCs, and experience and mobility providers.”

Over the years, NexusTours has emerged as a frontrunner in the realm of digital transformation within the travel industry, championing guest-centric, innovative solutions that resonate deeply with the world of DMC. With this collaboration, Juniper will take the helm, propelling these groundbreaking solutions further and making them accessible to an even broader DMC audience, setting new examples for how experiences and transfers are managed and marketed.

The collaboration between NexusTours and Juniper will revolve around three fundamental pillars that form the axis of the alliance: Firstly, the intention is to expand and make available to other like-minded companies in the sector the cutting-edge technological solutions that NexusTours has been developing in recent years, and that Juniper Travel Technology will further enhance. Concurrently, both aim to jointly orchestrate a global marketplace, serving as a bridge between providers and consumers, striving for a more comprehensive and nuanced travel experience. Ultimately, the goal is to weave a collaborative network of companies that resonate with the philosophies of both entities, driving joint growth in the industry through a robust partnership program.

Juan Mateos, Managing Director of Juniper, shared, “The introduction of Juniper Experiences by NexusTours into our corporate portfolio is a watershed moment in our growth journey. Collaborating with NexusTours amplifies our vision of building upon the monumental successes we’ve both garnered in the tourism domain. This partnership echoes our ambition to remain at the forefront of travel tech solutions and expands our product suite with the expertise of a specialized team deeply versed in destination services. This exciting merger represents a pivotal milestone for us, further strengthening our leadership in the travel tech space.”

Stay tuned for more updates on this partnership and the innovative initiatives that NexusTours and Juniper will be rolling out in the upcoming months.

For a deeper dive into Juniper Experiences by NexusTours, please visit https://junipertravelexperiences.com/en/

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Blue Diamond Resorts and West Indies School of Hospitality Forge Transformative Partnership

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Sept. 11, 2023: In an innovative initiative aimed at raising the standards of hospitality education across the Caribbean, Blue Diamond Resorts and the West Indies School of Hospitality (WISH) have officially forged a strategic partnership. Starting in September 2023, this initiative will extend the benefits of a world-class learning program to members of the hotel management company and hospitality professionals, providing them with a valuable opportunity to enhance their skill sets.

“As the hospitality industry experiences rapid growth, attracting a rising number of travelers to the Caribbean’s highly sought-after destinations the need for skilled teams capable of providing exceptional vacation experiences has become more crucial than ever,” said Gaurav Sindhi, VP of Operations West Indies for Blue Diamond Resorts. “Our commitment to ongoing innovation, as exemplified by recent enhancements to our Diamond Club™ and Star Class™ room categories, hinges on the foundation of exceptional service. This partnership extends to nurturing Caribbean growth and empowering our staff.”

“Blue Diamond Resorts’ commitment to enhancing access to education for its team members, as well as other hospitality workers throughout the region, speaks volumes about the brand’s dedication to its guests but also to the thousands of Caribbean individuals employed in the hospitality industry,” said Barry Collymore, Executive Chairman of Mount Cinnamon Resort and Founder of WISH. “We are focused on building peoples’ skills and setting a very high-quality Caribbean standard that honors the Caribbean; whether that be allowing our natural friendliness to be part of our service ethos, or celebrating the rich produce available across each island,” he added.

The program will provide international training and certification for both Caribbean citizens and global students aspiring to study in the Caribbean. This collaboration leverages WISH’s acclaimed educational curriculum through their platform and harnesses Blue Diamond Resorts’ all-inclusive hospitality expertise to enrich leadership and service training within the tourism sector. Courses span a wide breadth of topics, from Hospitality Management and Strategic Hospitality Marketing, to Analyzing Climate Change and the Global Food and Beverage System.

Established in 2021, the West Indies School of Hospitality has swiftly risen as a notable institution in hospitality education. Through its partnership with eCornell University and The Culinary Institute of America, it delivers a comprehensive curriculum with over 1,000 lessons via its On Demand platform. Building on its achievement of awarding over 1,000 scholarships to hospitality workers in 2022, WISH envisions a substantial increase in impact through this innovative partnership with Blue Diamond Resorts.

The collaboration between WISH and the renowned all-inclusive resort company sets the stage for an exceptional era of training and instruction in hospitality, propelling the Caribbean to a prominent position in global service and guest experiences.

For more information about the West Indies School of Hospitality and Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com or www.wishgrenada.com.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™. To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you’re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music, and sports while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com

About West Indies School of Hospitality

The West Indies School of Hospitality (WISH) was founded in 2021 by Barry Collymore and Danny Fakhre. The West Indies School of Hospitality (WISH) aims to create learning paths for Caribbean people in the Hospitality and Service Industries. WISH believes that this will lead to the creation of a more empowered, confident, and efficient workforce. This investment in the people of the Caribbean will no doubt lead to a more competitive Caribbean destination.

Through a unique agreement with eCornell, and the Culinary Institute of America, WISH provides thousands of scholarships every year in the field of Hospitality. WISH is funded through the patronage of its partners: Blue Diamond Resorts and Mount Cinnamon Beach Resort. WISH also has a partnership agreement aimed at increasing access, with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Educational Foundation.

Blue Diamond Resorts y la Escuela de Hospitalidad West Indies Establecen una Asociación Transformadora

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Sept. 11, 2023: En una iniciativa innovadora dirigida a elevar los estándares de educación en hospitalidad en todo el Caribe, Blue Diamond Resorts y la Escuela de Hospitalidad West Indies (WISH, por sus siglas en inglés) han forjado oficialmente una asociación estratégica. A partir de septiembre de 2023, esta iniciativa extenderá los beneficios de un programa de aprendizaje de clase mundial a los miembros de la compañía de gestión hotelera y a los profesionales de la hospitalidad, brindándoles una valiosa oportunidad para mejorar sus habilidades.

“Dado el rápido crecimiento de la industria de la hospitalidad y el constante aumento de visitantes en los codiciados destinos del Caribe, la necesidad de equipos altamente capacitados en brindar experiencias vacacionales excepcionales se ha vuelto más apremiante que nunca”, expresó Gaurav Sindhi, Vicepresidente de Operaciones del Caribe Occidental para Blue Diamond Resorts. “Nuestro compromiso con la innovación continua, ejemplificado por las recientes mejoras en nuestras categorías de habitaciones Diamond Club™ y Star Class™, se basa en un servicio excepcional. Esta asociación tiene como objetivo impulsar el crecimiento en el Caribe y empoderar a nuestro talentoso equipo”.

“El compromiso de Blue Diamond Resorts de mejorar el acceso a la educación para sus miembros del equipo, así como para otros trabajadores de la hospitalidad en toda la región, habla mucho sobre la dedicación de la marca a sus huéspedes, pero también a los miles de individuos del Caribe empleados en la industria de la hospitalidad”, dijo Barry Collymore, Presidente Ejecutivo de Mount Cinnamon Resort y Fundador de WISH. “Nos enfocamos en desarrollar las habilidades de las personas y establecer un estándar caribeño de alta calidad que honra al Caribe, ya sea permitiendo que nuestra amabilidad natural sea parte de nuestra ética de servicio o celebrando los ricos productos disponibles en cada isla”, agregó.

Este programa ofrecerá capacitación y certificaciones internacionales tanto para residentes del Caribe como para estudiantes de todo el mundo que deseen estudiar en la región. Esta colaboración aprovecha el renombrado plan de estudios educativos de WISH a través de su plataforma, combinándolo con la vasta experiencia en hospitalidad todo incluido de Blue Diamond Resorts para enriquecer la formación en liderazgo y servicio en el sector turístico. Los cursos abarcan una amplia variedad de temas, desde Gestión de Hospitalidad y Marketing Estratégico en Hospitalidad hasta Análisis del Cambio Climático y el Sistema Global de Alimentos y Bebidas.

Fundada en 2021, la Escuela de Hospitalidad West Indies ha surgido rápidamente como una institución notable en la educación en hospitalidad. A través de su asociación con la Universidad eCornell y el Instituto Culinario de América, ofrece un plan de estudios integral con más de 1,000 lecciones a través de su plataforma a pedido. Basándose en su logro de otorgar más de 1,000 becas a trabajadores de la hospitalidad en 2022, WISH prevé un aumento sustancial en el impacto a través de esta innovadora asociación con Blue Diamond Resorts.

La colaboración entre WISH y la renombrada compañía de resorts todo incluido sienta las bases para una era excepcional de capacitación e instrucción en hospitalidad, impulsando al Caribe a una posición destacada en la prestación de servicios globales y experiencias para los huéspedes.

Para más información sobre la Escuela de Hospitalidad West Indies y Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.comwww.wishgrenada.com.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

Acerca de la Escuela de Hospitalidad West Indies

La Escuela de Hospitalidad West Indies (WISH, por sus siglas en inglés) fue fundada en 2021 por Barry Collymore y Danny Fakhre. La Escuela de Hospitalidad West Indies tiene como objetivo crear senderos de aprendizaje para los habitantes del Caribe en las industrias de Hospitalidad y Servicios. WISH cree que esto conducirá a la creación de una fuerza laboral más capacitada, segura y eficiente. Esta inversión en las personas del Caribe sin duda llevará a un destino caribeño más competitivo.

Mediante un acuerdo único con eCornell y el Instituto Culinario de América, WISH ofrece miles de becas cada año en el campo de la Hospitalidad. WISH se financia a través del patrocinio de sus socios: Blue Diamond Resorts y Mount Cinnamon Beach Resort. WISH también tiene un acuerdo de colaboración destinado a aumentar el acceso con la Fundación Educativa de la Asociación Hotelera y Turística del Caribe.

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30 things you did not know about Dominica

CARIBPR WIRE, Roseau, Dominica, Fri. Sept. 08, 2023: The Commonwealth of Dominica is a small island located in the Caribbean between Martinique and Guadeloupe. Tourists marvel at the crystal blue ocean views and tropical humid climate, there is an abundance of discovery on the Nature Isle of the Caribbean.

Explore 30 interesting facts about the magical island of Dominica!

Cultural history

1. Dominica was named by Christopher Columbus

Prior to Christopher Columbus’ arrival on the island, the Caribbean settlers named it Watikbuli, meaning ‘Tall is her Body’. In 1493, Christopher arrived on the island and named it Domingo, which means Sunday, the day which he discovered the island.

2. Dominica has an interesting motto

The motto is French, ‘Après le Bon Dieu, c’est la Terre’, translated to English as ‘After God, the Earth’, Dominica eloquently displays its natural beauty.

3. Dominica is a republic in the Commonwealth

The Nature Isle gained its independence on 3 November 1978 and celebrates this day annually with vibrant national festivities. These include cultural markets, music festivals, and beauty pageants.

4. The National Anthem is titled ‘Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour’

Dominica’s national anthem was written by Wilfred Oscar Morgan, with the music composed by Lemuel McPherson Christian OBE, after receiving statehood in 1967.

5. Government system

As a parliamentary democratic republic nation, The Executive branch of government has a President and Prime Minister, whereby nominees are elected in consultation with the opposition leader. The two-party system, with the ruling Dominica Labour Party and the opposition party, the United Worker’s Party.

All Dominican adult citizens may cast their ballots every five years during the government elections.

6. Dominica’s President, His Excellency, the Honourable Charles Savarin

Elected as Dominica’s eighth president in October 2013, Honourable Charles Savarin is a member of the Dominica Labour Party. He received his nomination from Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, who has been the head of government since August 2004. Previously, His Excellency, Honourable Savarin was a teacher, trade unionist, parliamentarian, diplomat, and government minister.

7. English Common Law system

Dominica’s constitution includes the right to life, personal liberty, and freedom of expression, which follows one-third of the world’s English Common Law. The hierarchy of Dominica’s court starts from the Magistrate Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, and lastly The Court of Appeal the Privy Council.

8. Dominica’s small population of 72,412

The population of Dominica is currently sitting at 72,414, making it the 11th least-populated nation in the world.

9. The Dominican flag is one of only two national flags with the colour purple

Out of all the nations in the world, Dominica’s national flag is one of only two national flags to incorporate the colour purple. The other is the Nicaraguan national flag. The Dominican national flag features a Sisserou Parrot that has purple feathers on the underside and the crown.

Geographical landscape

10. The island is also known as the Nature Isle of the Caribbean

Dominica’s spectacular natural beauty is oftentimes affectionately known as “The Nature Isle of the Caribbean.” The vast amount of the island is covered in lush forests. Year-round visitors can experience wondrous waterfalls and mud ponds. Indigenous rainforest animals and insects such as parrots, iguanas and rare butterflies make up some of the phenomenal fauna.

11. The national flowers for Dominica

The Sabinea carinalis, warmly known as the ‘Bwa Kwaib’ or the Carib Wood. Is the indigenous wild xerophytic plant. In bloom, it exhibits bright scarlet flowers from its branches. It is said to represent the longevity of the Dominican youth.

12. The National Bird of Dominica is the Sisserou Parrot

The national bird of Dominica the Sisserou (Amazona Imperialis), “The Pride of Dominica” is found on the country’s emblems such as the Coat of Arms, the National Flag, the Public Seal, The Mace of the House of Assembly and Dominica’s Honours for Meritorious Service. The imperial parrot is endemic to Dominica’s dense mountainous rainforests. This shy and yet attractive indigenous bird has resided on the island for numerous thousands of years and can live over 70 years of age. The bird is an endangered species and is under preservation.

13. Dominica is the only country in the world where sperm whales reside year-round!

Sperm whales have called Dominica’s waters their home, and it is extremely likely to spot them swimming in pods, as whales and dolphins live close to shore throughout the year.

14. The Island is home to the Giant Ditch Frog known as the “mountain chicken”

Dominicans refer to the frog as the “mountain chicken” due to its legs imitating drumsticks. The frog used to be a delicacy as a national dish and is now under conservation to preserve the species.

15. Home to the Caribbean’s first long-distance hiking trail

The Waitukubuli National Trail (WNT) is the first long-distance hiking trail in the Caribbean. It is estimated to be 183 km long and is split into 14 sections. The trail was built between 2007 and 2012, the route crosses through Dominica and traverses some of the country’s most spectacular terrain. It will take a minimum of two weeks to complete the hiking trail.

16. Dominica is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Morne Trois Pitons National Park is the exclusive Heritage Site in Dominica and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. This national park is situated in the southern half of the island and contains many of Dominica’s most spectacular attractions including the Titou Gorge, Boeri, Freshwater Lakes, the Boiling Lake, and the Middleham Falls. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park covers roughly 9 per cent of Dominica’s land area.

17. Dominica has practised herbal medicine for centuries

The original inhabitants of the island, the Caribs, and later Africans, brought with them thorough knowledge of plants and herbs. This knowledge has been passed down through generations and many herbs like Moringa, Basil and Dandelion are still used today for medicinal purposes, usually referred to as “bush medicine.”

Economic features of Dominica

18. Dominica’s main industries

The country’s main industries are agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. Over 20 per cent of the island’s land is arable and under cultivation, with bananas traditionally serving as Dominica’s largest export. Although Dominica has recently increased the production of other fruits, as well as vegetables and coffee beans.

Dominica’s tourism sector continues to steadily grow, with the alluring nature attracting an estimated 200,000 holidaymakers annually. The island’s manufacturing industry primarily depends on raw materials from the agricultural sector, where in-demand exports include coconut soap, ceramics and shoes.

19. Dominica’s official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Dominica introduced the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD) currency in 1965, which is used in another seven countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Foreign currencies including the euro and dollar are also accepted as tender. It is also pegged to the US dollar at a rate of US$1 to ECD (East Caribbean Dollar) $2.70. As Dominica is a member of the Commonwealth, all banknotes and coins feature an image of King Charles III.

20. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Dominica

The World Bank recorded the island’s GDP had an outstanding US$612,048,148 in financial year 2022.

21. Investors can acquire Citizenship of Dominica by Investment

Investors in Dominica tend to seek citizenship through investment opportunities around the country. When visitors officially become Dominican citizens, they can develop businesses, work, relocate and extend their citizenship to their family members.

Dominica’s CBI Programme received first in the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) initiative for six consecutive years by the CBI Index.

22. English is Dominica’s official language

English is universally spoken in Dominica and UK English spelling is used. Dominican Creole (an Antillean Creole derived from French), and French Patois are spoken amongst the locals. This is because of the long history of French migration to the island as well as Dominica’s location between two French-speaking countries; Martinique and Guadeloupe.

23. Christian religious practices

Christianity is the most common religion in Dominica, practised by over 90 per cent of the population. However, religious freedom is enshrined in the Constitution of Dominica so inhabitants can follow alternative faiths if they so choose, such as Rastafarianism.

24. Cricket is the most popular sport in Dominica

Many Dominican cricketers play for the West Indies cricket team internationally. Shane Shillingford and Adam Sanford are two of the most notable cricketers from Dominica.

25. The capital city of Dominica is Roseau

The largest city in Dominica it is located on the Southwest coast of the country and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, the Morne Bruce Hill and the Roseau River. Filled with lively markets, 18th-century French architecture and famous landmarks like the Roseau Cathedral and the Morne Bruce Cross.

26. The Main Airport is Douglas-Charles Airport

Formerly known as Melville Hall Airport, Douglas–Charles Airport is Dominica’s largest of the country’s two airports. Douglas–Charles Airport operates both passenger and cargo planes to other destinations in the Eastern Caribbean region.

27. Dominica is on a quest to be the world’s first climate-resilient nation

The Government of Dominica has called on investors around the world to assist in the development of sustainable and robust industries and infrastructure. This is an exclusive opportunity to implement the latest technologies and developmental approaches. Dominica aims to be at the forefront of tackling climate change challenges.

28. Unique rivers for each day of the year

Apart from breathtaking beaches and volcanoes, Dominica has over 365 rivers! While some are cool and clear, others are cloudy and fast. All the rivers are surrounded by exotic plants and flowers. The Indian River is the widest on the island, and many visitors choose this river to explore the rivers for the first time.

29. There are nine active volcanoes in Dominica

Dominica has the highest concentration of volcanoes in the world, with approximately nine active volcanoes. Eruptions are very rare, and the last volcanic eruption was in 1997 and the one before that was in 1880.

The highest mountain and volcano are Morne Diablotins, and it is a magical sight. Adventurists can take a six-hour hike to reach the top where neighbouring islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe can be seen from the top.

30. Many of Dominica’s beaches are covered in black sand

The volcanoes in Dominica influence the colour of beautiful black-sand beaches. Some of the most famous black sand beaches in Dominica include the Number One Beach, Mero Beach, and Rosalie Bay Beach.

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Blue Diamond Resorts’ Innovative Digital Strategy Propels Remarkable Milestone

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, Tues. July 18, 2023: In a momentous digital milestone, Blue Diamond Resorts has achieved an extraordinary feat, reaching an audience of over 1.5 million across its diverse social media channels. This outstanding accomplishment highlights the dedication, creativity, and strategic approach of the company’s team, who have played a pivotal role in engaging the audience.

With a strong presence on popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn, Blue Diamond Resorts has successfully connected with travelers, partners, and travel professionals worldwide. Through captivating and inspirational content, the company showcases the beauty and luxury of its renowned brands, including Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts, Mystique by Royalton, Grand Lido Resorts, Starfish Resorts, and Memories Resorts & Spa.

Notably, the hotel management company has embraced the latest digital marketing trends, expanding its reach on innovative platforms like TikTok (@RoyaltonResorts and @Planethollywoodresorts), where its videos have garnered up to an impressive 2 million views, capturing the attention of a global audience. By employing an innovative and authentic approach, the brand not only presents the extraordinary experiences that discerning travelers can anticipate in its sought-after destinations but also highlights the exceptional service and genuine atmosphere fostered by its dedicated staff. This distinguished approach has had a profound impact, engaging and inspiring the audience on a deeper level beyond numerical metrics.

These accomplishments follow one of the company’s most recent announcement about how they are upgrading the experience in their Diamond Club™ and Star Class™ rooms categories, where guests’ feedback was the main driver to enhance and revamp the experience.

As the company celebrates this significant milestone, Blue Diamond Resorts invites everyone to join them on this incredible journey, as they continue to connect with individuals across the globe. By being part of the vibrant community, followers can anticipate access to the latest updates, mesmerizing visuals, and captivating stories that showcase the company’s dedication to luxury and excellence.

For more information visit www.bluediamondresorts.com

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™. To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you’re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music, and sports while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com

La innovadora estrategia digital de Blue Diamond Resorts impulsa un hito notable

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, Tues.  July 18, 2023: En un hito digital trascendental, Blue Diamond Resorts ha alcanzado un logro extraordinario, llegando a una audiencia de más de 1.5 millones a través de sus diversos canales de redes sociales. Este logro destaca la dedicación, la creatividad y el enfoque estratégico del equipo de la empresa, que ha desempeñado un papel fundamental para atraer a su audiencia.

Con una sólida presencia en plataformas populares como Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok y LinkedIn, Blue Diamond Resorts ha conectado con éxito con viajeros, socios y profesionales del turismo en todo el mundo. A través de contenido cautivador e inspirador, la compañía muestra la belleza y el lujo de sus marcas reconocidas, que incluyen Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts, Mystique by Royalton, Grand Lido Resorts, Starfish Resorts y Memories Resorts & Spa.

En particular, la empresa de gestión hotelera ha adoptado las últimas tendencias de marketing digital, ampliando su alcance en plataformas innovadoras como TikTok (@RoyaltonResorts@Planethollywoodresorts), donde sus videos han obtenido la impresionante cantidad de más de 2 millones de visitas, captando la atención de una audiencia global. Al emplear un enfoque innovador y auténtico, la marca no solo presenta las experiencias extraordinarias que los viajeros más exigentes pueden anticipar en sus destinos favoritos, sino que también resalta el servicio excepcional y la atmósfera genuina fomentada por su dedicado personal. Este enfoque distintivo ha tenido un impacto profundo, involucrando e inspirando a la audiencia a un nivel más profundo más allá de las métricas numéricas.

Estos logros siguen a uno de los anuncios más recientes de la compañía sobre cómo están mejorando la experiencia en sus categorías premium de habitaciones Diamond Club™ y Star Class™, donde los comentarios de los huéspedes fueron el principal impulsor para mejorar y renovar la experiencia.

Mientras la compañía celebra este importante hito, Blue Diamond Resorts invita a todos a unirse a ellos en este increíble viaje, mientras continúan conectando con personas de todo el mundo. Al ser parte de esta comunidad vibrante, los seguidores pueden anticipar el acceso a las últimas actualizaciones, imágenes fascinantes e historias cautivadoras que muestran la dedicación de la compañía al lujo y la excelencia.

Para más información, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

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Amerijet opens new branch office in Port of Spain, Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, March 29, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Amerijet International Airlines, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Amerijet Caribbean Express Ltd., opened a new branch office in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on March 28, 2023. Amerijet Caribbean Express Ltd. has been successfully operating at the Piarco International Airport for over 22 years. Recent legislation passed by the government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago to encourage foreign direct investment will eventually allow for the establishment of special economic zones. In anticipation of the legislative change, Amerijet is moving forward with its expansion plans, focusing on hiring skilled and experienced labor in Trinidad & Tobago. Trinidad’s proximity to the United States, common language, and close time zone will allow the new Amerijet branch office to handle various financial and management functions and report directly to Miami’s headquarters.

Amerijet opens new branch office in Port of Spain, Trinidad

“Amerijet made a strategic and targeted investment. We see great opportunities to continue the growth of our Shared Services Center into the future. Since the start of our air cargo operation in 1991, we have provided Trinidad with uninterrupted service for the past 32 years using a third-party handling company prior to investing in our subsidiary Amerijet Caribbean Express in 1995. Our airline has grown from one B727-100 to a fleet of 23 B767 and B757 freighters. Today, we serve Trinidad with a minimum of four flights per week; we employ more than 20 people at the Piarco International Airport, and we have built amazing business and personal relationships over the years,” said Joe Mozzali, Amerijet’s CFO. “We appreciate our customers here in Trinidad, and we will continue supporting and investing in the region. We are here to stay and to grow with our customers; the sky is the limit.”

Amerijet’s Director of Revenue Accounting, John Hagan, will manage the Trinidad branch office. John joined Amerijet in mid-2021 and has been actively engaged in several areas of Amerijet’s Finance and Accounting Departments, in addition to implementing new systems and processes to streamline these functions and prepare for scalability. “Following a review of different locations, we identified Trinidad as the ideal location for a regionally located service center. We wish to grow our longstanding relationships with the local government, our loyal customers, and we see the potential of hiring skilled and committed people to build the solid foundations for the continued growth of Amerijet,” said John Hagan.

The Shared Services Center in Port of Spain consists of 54 individual workstations covering seven distinct departments, with four management offices and two conference rooms. Two independent internet service providers have been contracted to supply seamless connectivity between the Shared Services Center and Amerijet’s Miami headquarters.

The opening of the Shared Services Center is the latest example of Amerijet’s commitment to streamlining processes and creating best-in-class services for its customers. As Amerijet continues to pursue and execute its growth strategy in the region, the Shared Services Center will integrate and collaborate seamlessly with its worldwide offices.

More About Amerijet:

With almost 50 years of experience in the air cargo industry, Amerijet operates its dedicated fleet of freighters from its primary hub at the Miami International Airport to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America and Europe. Amerijet’s portfolio of worldwide scheduled, long–term and short–term ACMI and CMI charter services provide seamless and transparent transportation solutions for customers shipping time-sensitive, valuable, hazardous material, temperature-controlled, and other commodity types.

More information about Amerijet can be accessed at www.amerijet.com.

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Archipelago named ‘Tourism Company of 2022′ at the 18th Excelencias Awards Ceremony at FITUR 2023

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned and independent hotel management group, was today presented with the prestigious Caribbean News Digital: Tourism Company of 2022 award at the 18th Edition of the Excelencias Awards, which were hosted at the FITUR International Trade Fair in Madrid, Spain.

The Excelencias Awards were created 18 years ago by the Excelencias Group, a Spanish Company specializing in communications in Ibero-America. The awards promote excellence in different fields related to tourism, gastronomy and culture in Ibero-America and have become a benchmark in these sectors.

The Tourism Company of 2022 Award recognizes the expansion of Archipelago’s ASTON Hotels brand into the Caribbean in recent years and its contribution to the growth of the tourism sector in that region.

Receiving the award on behalf of Archipelago, its Managing Director, Gerard Byrne stated “I am honored to receive this award on behalf of our Group. It recognizes the hard work and dedication of our Americas and Indonesian corporate teams, who, under extraordinary circumstances over the last two years, have opened and are operating hotels in the region which deliver our ethos of world-renowned Asian service standards, operational excellence and unique F&B experiences. This award inspires us to continue to both invest in our regional growth strategy and promote the Caribbean and Latin America to our global network of customers and partners”.

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About Archipelago:

Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned hotel management group, operating more than 200 hotels, with a further 150 hotels under development across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. A trusted hotel company with a long track record and more than 40,000 rooms operating or under development in over 70 destinations with award winning brands including ASTON, Collection by ASTON, Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, Neo, fave, Nordic and Powered by Archipelago.

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HIGHGATE ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE VICEROY HOTELS & RESORTS

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — An affiliate of the Principals of Highgate announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Viceroy Hotels & Resorts (Viceroy). The LA-based, award-winning hospitality group is known for its highly individual modern luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world, and was voted one of the top 10 hotel brands globally in the 2022 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. The Viceroy brand debuted in 2000 with the launch of Viceroy Santa Monica and has evolved into a portfolio of hotels and resorts in iconic destinations such as St Lucia, Chicago, Los Cabos and Snowmass.

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“We are excited for Viceroy’s future and we believe that this acquisition will not only fuel the future expansion of our brand, but also give us a true partner, one who will offer incredible support, opportunity and collaboration. This deal will accelerate our momentum, and solidify our position as the leading modern luxury lifestyle brand in our space,” stated Bill Walshe, CEO of Viceroy.

“We are thrilled to execute this transaction with Viceroy. Viceroy has built an outstanding customer reputation due in part to its strong service culture and incredible team,” said Richard Russo, Principal at Highgate. ”Through complementing Viceroy’s platform and DNA with Highgate’s diversified ability to grow through real estate acquisitions, development, and third-party growth channels, Highgate intends to add brand-accretive hotels to the Viceroy portfolio that will further enhance customer perception and brand awareness. Further, through powering Viceroy with a proprietary relationship with Highgate’s operating company, and imparting the benefits of Highgate’s scale, we will be able to provide significant incremental value to associates, guests, owners and partners.”

“We look forward to working with the Viceroy team to add visible and impactful hotels to the platform, and cement Viceroy as one of the most noteworthy luxury lifestyle hotel brands in the industry,” continued Russo. ”In the coming months, we will be announcing exciting additions to the portfolio in major urban gateway markets and select resort destinations that will invoke the distinct quality and luxury service that Viceroy has long been known for.”

The transaction is expected to close in early 2023. For more information on Highgate, visit Highgate.com.

ABOUT HIGHGATE:

Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company with over $20 billion of assets under management. Highgate has a 30-year track record as an investment manager, operating partner, and developer for REITs, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, high net worth individuals, and other institutional investors. With a particular focus in hospitality real estate, Highgate’s portfolio includes over 500 owned and/or managed hotels comprising over 84,000 rooms across the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Highgate’s capabilities extend to adjacent real estate verticals including multifamily, short-term rentals, and diversified healthcare real estate, as well as investments in real estate-linked securities, technology platforms, and hospitality-related operating businesses. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, London, Miami, Seattle, and Waikiki. For more information, visit: www.highgate.com

ABOUT VICEROY HOTELS & RESORTS:

Viceroy Hotels & Resorts is a global modern luxury brand, inspiring travelers with one-of-a-kind, authentic experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service. Dynamic destinations immersed in the local community and culture are at the core of the Viceroy guest experience, and to better serve travelers the brand has established three unique hotel categories consisting of the Icon Collection composed of unparalleled properties furnishing lavish experiences, the Lifestyle Series offering energizing stays in vibrant locales, and Urban Retreats based in bold, eccentric cities. Viceroy’s portfolio of hotels and resorts can be found in a diverse array of breathtaking and inspiring destinations, including Los Cabos, Santa Monica, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Riviera Maya, Snowmass, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and St. Lucia. In 2020, the brand expanded to D.C. with the opening of the Viceroy Washington DC and Hotel Zena (Washington D.C.), and Viceroy is growing its international portfolio with the recent opening of Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia and looking ahead with Viceroy at Ombria Resort Algarve (Portugal) in 2023 and Viceroy Bocas Del Toro Panama in 2024. Additionally, Viceroy was named in the top ten of ‘Top 25 Hotel Brands’ on Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022.

Viceroy for Everyone, Viceroy’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to its colleagues and guests can be found at www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion.

Viceroy is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) DISCOVERY, a unique loyalty program offering exclusive benefits and experiences to its members at over 800 hotels around the world. For more information, visit www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com. Follow Viceroy on Facebook and Instagram.

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Planet Hollywood Cancun Hosts a Concert With 80’s Cult Super Stars

CARIBPR WIRE, CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 04, 2022: In a Gen X-inspired experience, Blue Diamond Resorts was the official host of The Sands, a themed event organized by R&R Productions LLC that took place from October 25th to 30th at Planet Hollywood Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort. This event welcomed famous music and movie artists of the 80s and their fans, in what they called “the best week of their lives”.

Iconic actors such as Corey Feldman, Diane Franklin, Amanda Wyss and Kimberley Kates, as well as a lineup of well-known bands and solo artists like The Cult, Vanilla Ice, Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle and Morris Day, were just some of the celebrities who visited the all-inclusive resort to delight guests with classic entertainment from one of the greatest decades of all time in a Vacation Like A Star™ experience.

The Sands also featured special appearances by classic VJs from MTV and VH1 and provided event goers with an exclusive and intimate opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the ’80s-era talent at special meet and greets. Guests also were able to enjoy daytime pool parties, nightly concerts, costume contests, karaoke, Gen-X Movies in the property’s cinema and more.

Blue Diamond Resorts, the hotel management company of Planet Hollywood Cancun, opens the way to a world of experiences in its all-inclusive resorts located in Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, through brands that include unique features and a concept that fits each personality and all age groups.

For more information about The Sands event at Planet Hollywood Cancun, click here.

About Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts

Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts bring big-screen excitement to some of the most sought-after locales for an all-inclusive experience, where guests can Vacation Like A Star™. From the pristine shores of Cancun to the tranquil beaches of Costa Rica, these all-ages resorts feature authentic Hollywood memorabilia, a world of flavors, themed entertainment and exclusive activities for the entire family, as well as a premium service with the Star Class™ category for a full A-list treatment. While, Planet Hollywood Adult Scene, offer an all-inclusive adults-only glam getaway (18+) ideal for a romantic escape or a fun-filled adventure with friends that will turn any vacation into the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

This engaging and interactive experience at Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, includes differentiated brand features and amenities, such as PHabulous Bed™, Plugged In™, Main Event Guarantee™ and star-quality accommodations.

To learn more about Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, visit www.planethollywoodhotels.com

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Planet Hollywood Cancun Realiza Concierto Con Súper Estrellas De Los Años 80

CARIBPR WIRE, CANCÚN, Mexico, Nov. 04, 2022: En una experiencia inspirada en la generación X, Blue Diamond Resorts fue el anfitrión oficial de The Sands, un evento temático organizado por R&R Productions LLC que se llevó a cabo del 25 al 30 de octubre en Planet Hollywood Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort. Este hospedó a famosos artistas del mundo de la música y el cine de los años 1980 y sus fans, en lo que llamaron “la mejor semana de sus vidas”.

Actores icónicos como Corey Feldman, Diane Franklin, Amanda Wyss y Kimberley Kates, así como reconocidas bandas y solistas como The Cult, Vanilla Ice, Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle and Morris Day, fueron solo algunas de las celebridades que visitaron el resort todo incluido para deleitar a los huéspedes con entretenimiento clásico de una de las mejores décadas de todos los tiempos en una experiencia Vacation Like A Star™.

The Sands también contó con la presentación especial de anfitriones originales de MTV y VH1, y brindó a los asistentes la oportunidad exclusiva e íntima de acercarse a algunos de los talentos de la época de los años 1980 en “meet and greets” con actores, así como de disfrutar de fiestas en la piscina durante el día, conciertos nocturnos, concursos de disfraces, karaoke, películas de la generación X en el cine de la propiedad y más.

Blue Diamond Resorts, la compañía de gestión hotelera de Planet Hollywood Cancun, abre paso a un mundo de experiencias en sus resorts todo incluido ubicados en México, Costa Rica y el Caribe, a través de marcas que incluyen características únicas y un concepto que se adapta a cada personalidad y a todas las edades.

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Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts lleva la emoción de la gran pantalla a algunos de los lugares más buscados para una experiencia todo incluido, donde los huéspedes pueden vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star. Desde las prístinas costas de Cancún hasta las tranquilas playas de Costa Rica, estos resorts para todas las edades cuentan con auténticas piezas de memorabilia de Hollywood, un mundo de sabores, entretenimiento temático y actividades exclusivas para toda la familia, así como un servicio premium con la categoría Star Class™ para un tratamiento completo de famosos. Mientras tanto, Planet Hollywood Adult Scene, ofrece una escapada glamorosa sólo para adultos (18+) con todo incluido, ideal para una escapada romántica o una aventura llena de diversión con amigos que convertirá cualquier vacación en el centro de fascinación y atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Esta experiencia atractiva e interactiva en Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts incluye características y servicios de marca diferenciados, como PHabulous Bed™, Plugged In™, Main Event Guarantee™ y alojamiento de calidad estelar.

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Cruise Lines and Destinations Map Out Mutual Success at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hundreds gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with one common goal: improve cruise tourism, especially the mutual benefits between destinations and cruise companies. That was again the main theme of another successful FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, which celebrated its 28th annual occasion and 50 years of operations for Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).

“I want to applaud everyone throughout the Dominican Republic who coordinated this successful event and showcased the spectacular destination; it is clear that the country is committed to cruise tourism, which President Luis Abinader affirmed in his remarks and participation,” said Michele Paige, FCCA CEO. “It was also humbling to see the continued conviction in FCCA’s mission witnessed by all the attendees and cruise executives who joined to keep working together to build back better.”

Taking place October 11-14, the event featured its usual blend of workshops, meetings and networking functions for the over 500 attendees and 70 cruise executives, but with a new twist – or what Paige called a “new beginning” in her opening remarks – because of the enhanced communications and collaborations arising from the difficult pandemic.

That cooperation was evident throughout the entire agenda, with ways to seize the momentum being the talk of the event and including discussions of longer stays, overnights and homeporting, along with the importance of developing creative, customer-focused experiences to support the demand – and the direct ability for destination stakeholders to work with cruise lines on those goals available at the event.

Michael Bayley, President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International, echoed these sentiments in his opening remarks, noting the “better relationships” built by “work[ing] through a lot of issues and problems and challenges collectively as a team” – while showing the smoother seas ahead as evidenced by sailing above 100% occupancy and registering strong bookings and earnings.

How to capitalize on this for destinations – and the entire Caribbean and Latin American regions – was up front and center for 22 high-ranking government officials and a cruise executive panel including five Presidents and above from FCCA Member Lines, led by Josh Weinstein, President & CEO and Chief Climate Officer of Carnival Corporation & plc, who delivered remarks and comments at the Heads of Government Forum before steering the conversation to other potential mutual benefits, such as employment and purchasing opportunities.

Overall, partnership took the spotlight, and so did FCCA’s Strategic Partners, the Cayman Islands and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Kenneth Bryan, Minister of Tourism and Transport of the Cayman Islands, coordinated a dinner for the heads of government and shared the importance of working with FCCA to propel cruise tourism in this video, and the USVI delegation, led by Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte, was engaged and energetic as they interacted with Member Lines and other participants. Both also took part in the “Operating in a Post Pandemic World” workshop.

Headlining the workshop schedule was the “Presidential Panel,” which included Gus Antorcha, President, Holland America Line; Michael Bayley; Richard Sasso, Chairman, MSC Cruises USA; and Howard Sherman, President & CEO, Oceania Cruises.

About Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)

FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that represents the mutual interests of destinations and stakeholders throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico, along with Member Lines that operate over 90 percent of the global cruising capacity. For more information, visit F-CCA.com and @FCCAupdates on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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FCCA Partners with the U.S. Virgin Islands on Strategic Development Agreement

MIRAMAR, Fla., March 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) – the trade association that represents the mutual interests of destinations and stakeholders throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico, along with Member Lines that operate over 90 percent of the global cruising capacity – is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the U.S. Virgin Islands on a strategic development agreement for 2022 that will focus on increasing the destination’s overall economic impact from cruise tourism. The agreement, coming from a directive by the FCCA Executive Committee, will feature access to key decision makers and their joint efforts with FCCA to fulfill the objectives, including increased cruise calls, new experiences and products, collaboration with the local private sector, more employment and purchasing opportunities, conversion of cruise guests to stay-over visitors, promotion of summer cruising, creation of consumer demand, travel agent outreach and more.

“This agreement is a further testament to the continued partnership that the U.S. Virgin Islands has had with FCCA and the cruise industry,” said Micky Arison, Chairman of FCCA and Carnival Corporation & plc. “The destination has supported cruising through the best and worst of times, and I am proud that this agreement will make it possible to better the lives and livelihoods of so many people there.”

“We are grateful for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ support through the pandemic, with this landmark agreement being more proof of their dedication to cruise tourism, and we cannot be more excited to reciprocate the faith they have shown in us and the industry by maximizing their benefits from the sector,” said Michele Paige, President, FCCA. “Through this agreement, the U.S. Virgin Islands will have FCCA’s full commitment to fulfilling the destination’s initiatives, including assisting the private sector and helping all locals prosper from the economic impact that the industry brings.”

After being a success story for Caribbean tourism in the wake of COVID-19, experiencing a banner year for stay-over tourism in 2021 and breaking numerous records, the U.S. Virgin Islands is looking to turn the page for their cruise tourism, which generated $184.7 million in total cruise tourism expenditures, in addition to $77.9 million in total employee wage income, during the 2017/2018 cruise year, according to the Business Research & Economic Advisors report “Economic Contribution of Cruise Tourism to the Destination Economies.”

“The U.S. Virgin Islands celebrates its steadfast partnership with FCCA and its Member Lines,” said USVI Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte. “Strategic marketing and collaborative programs promoting the allure of the cruise industry and our awe-inspiring islands are expected to provide the Territory with a springboard for a speedy resumption, as we enter the endemic phase of Covid-19.”

Through the agreement, FCCA will not only guide the U.S. Virgin Islands government on enhancing their product and increasing cruise calls, but also will facilitate new experiences to offer cruise companies and collaborate with the local private sector to maximize any opportunities. Additionally, the agreement will put the U.S. Virgin Islands in the spotlight for the new and improved programs that FCCA has developed with focuses on employment, purchasing and converting cruise guests to stay-over visitors.

As a top-down initiative directed by the FCCA Executive Committee, which includes presidents and above of FCCA Member Lines, the new strategic partnership will grant open access for the U.S. Virgin Islands with these key decision makers and the Committee’s efforts to effectuate the agreement’s objectives and the destination’s goals.

Some of the other features of the strategic partnership will include promoting summer cruising, engaging travel agents, creating consumer demand and developing a destination service needs assessment that will detail strengths, opportunities and needs.

About Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
Created in 1972, FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that represents the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations’ private and public sectors. By building bilateral relationships with cruise tourism stakeholders and providing them a forum to work with executives from its Member Lines, FCCA fosters bilateral success for all parties. For more information, visit F-CCA.com and @FCCAupdates on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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FCCA to Relaunch Award-Winning Marketing and Strategic Destinations Partnership Campaign with New Initiatives to Drive Overall Travel Demand

MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) – the trade association that represents the mutual interests of destinations and stakeholders throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico, along with Member Lines that operate over 90 percent of the global cruising capacity – is pleased to announce that it will resume its award-winning marketing campaign, with new programs focused on specific needs of its destination partners and driving overall travel demand for the foreseeable future.

“We are excited to relaunch our Strategic partnership Programs efforts, especially since that signifies the impressive progress that has been made in our partner destinations and the cruise industry,” said Michele Paige, President, FCCA. “Through the constant communications with all parties during this crisis, we have learned more about what our partners need and retooled our new programs and initiatives to their goals.”

In addition to continuing the Gold SABRE Award-winning Caribbean Is Open/Caribbean for Everyone marketing campaign, which generated more than 6 billion impressions in tracked initiatives and showed a measurable improvement in terms of those who would take a Caribbean cruise vacation, the new programs and campaigns will further foster overall demand for traveling to partner destinations – targeting consumers, travel agents, media, and FCCA contacts and resources in order to drive both cruise traffic, including summer cruising, and overnight visitors, also working to convert cruise passengers into overnight guests.

FCCA’s proven B2B focus will also be a mainstay in the new programs, with opportunities to target an influential audience of cruise executives and travel stakeholders through the FCCA’s media channels and publications, including Travel & Cruise, the official magazine of the global cruise industry produced and distributed by the FCCA and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA); events, ranging from private member events to the only official cruise conference representing the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America: the FCCA Cruise Conference; and even other FCCA operations, from its monthly meetings with FCCA Member Lines to staff e-mail signatures.

The largest changes in the new programs and initiatives will come directly from destination partners, with strategies tailored specifically for destinations’ varying wants and needs. On top of FCCA’s numerous successful strategies that utilize its reach and platforms, FCCA will work with destination partners to develop courses of actions for the differing destinations and their objectives, whether those goals include more cruise calls, developments, training programs, purchasing/sourcing, increasing employment, establishing homeport calls, securing year-round calls, and/or more.

FCCA will also apply new ways to utilize its numerous resources and contacts to actualize both the specific destination goals and the increase of overall travel demand for its partners.

About Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
Created in 1972, FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that represents the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations’ private and public sectors. By building bilateral relationships with cruise tourism stakeholders and providing them a forum to work with executives from its Member Lines, FCCA fosters bilateral success for all parties. For more information, visit F-CCA.com and @FCCAupdates on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico launches Operational Safety Week 2021

This event, the only one of its kind at the national level, contributes to the promotion of operational security in airports.

This year, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) urges airports and airport groups to implement their operational safety week as an initiative to expand this event and promote operational safety at the national level

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), in its third “Operational Safety Week, GAP Safety Week” promotes operational safety with members of the airport community in the airports they manage through training, outreach, and integration activities that allow us to share the importance all employees have in the prevention/mitigation of aviation incidents and accidents.

This year, the topic is “Observe, Identify, and Report,” alluding to the Event Notification System, or Voluntary Reporting System, which allows anyone from the airport community to report on potential dangers to be analyzed and, where appropriate, mitigated.

Between the 22nd and 26th of November, the corporate GAP and the twelve Mexican airports that it manages will actively participate in the event, in association with their airport communities: operational personnel, airlines, ground support service providers, air traffic service, authorities assigned to the airport, and contractors.

Webinars will be held, conducted by GAP, Volaris, Airports of the Southeast (ASUR), Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA), the airports of Querétaro, Bogotá, and Quito (AIQ), among other organizations and airports, as well as the participation and support of the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) and the Latin America & Caribbean region of Airports Council International (ACI-LAC).

This event is the only one of its kind at the national level, and it contributes to the promotion of operational safety at all levels of airport and aviation organizations, which strengthens and maintains commercial air transport as the safest in the world.

At the inauguration, Raúl Revuelta Musalem, General Director of GAP, emphasized the importance of working in a coordinated manner for the benefit of operational safety. “If we have learned anything during this pandemic, it is that only with close collaboration between authorities, airports, airlines, and organizations can we can successfully emerge from a crisis.”

He added, “Above all, collaboration in safety is essential. And this event is the ideal forum for the exchange of experiences, ideas, knowledge, and best practices, with a single objective: to improve the safety of airports and the industry.”

Safety is a pillar and strategic axis for GAP. In 2015, GAP managed to certify the first Mexican airport with the Operational Safety Management System (SMS). Currently, this system is certified in all of their airports, and a continuous effort is being made to improve it through the timely incorporation of new regulatory requirements and best practices in the industry.

More about GAP:
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) is a Mexican company operating in the airport sector. GAP manages 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica with 35 airlines providing service to more than 330 destinations. Shares of GAP are listed on the Mexican and New York stock exchanges.

In 2020, GAP served 27.3 million passengers, with a 56% recovery rate compared to passengers served in 2019 (48.7 million passengers). The airports that GAP manages can be found in:

  • Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the main metropolitan areas,
  • Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Morelia, serving mid-sized developing cities.
  • La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, and Montego Bay, serving some of the most important tourist destinations in the country and the Caribbean.
  • On October 10, 2018, GAP signed a concession contract with the Government of Jamaica to manage, modernize, and expand Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in the city of Kingston.

The airports managed by GAP in Mexico are owned by the Mexican government, allocated as a 50-year concession beginning in 1998 as part of a national initiative to privatize and improve the quality and safety of the country’s airport services.

In Jamaica, the Montego Bay airport is owned by the government, and the concession granted to manage it is for a period of 30 years, which will end in April 2033. Kingston airport was allocated as a concession for 25 years. GAP took control of its operations and administration in October 2019.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico believes in the value of each individual and seeks to unleash their potential through education. Mexicans who are better prepared will raise their quality of life and contribute to the development of the country. GAP, in line with its business model and through its Foundation, is committed to being a positive factor for change. We work on two strategic pillars: work with the community through GAP schools and training the airport community with community training centers.

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Royal Caribbean Group sets June return for sailing from the U.S.

Celebrity Cruises leads industry with first major cruise ship approved to sail from America

MIAMI, May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) has received approval to resume sailings from the United States after more than a year of suspended operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 26, the cruise company will mark a long-awaited return with Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge departing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

“Cruising from the U.S. is back!” said Richard D. Fain, Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO. “After months of working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government officials, our Healthy Sail Panel and industry partners, we can again offer cruise lovers the chance to enjoy the wonders of cruising.  We are truly thankful to reach this special milestone.”

The cruise company’s return is heralded with a sailing on its much lauded, state-of-the-art, luxury ship Celebrity Edge. The ship was given the go-ahead by the CDC to be the first ship back in the water, meeting all new standards for delivering a safe and healthy cruise experience for guests and crew. The inaugural sailing from Fort Lauderdale sets the stage for Royal Caribbean Group to announce additional itineraries, reviving local U.S. port economies and kick-starting the rebound in cruise tourism around the world.

All sailings will depart with vaccinated crew and everyone over the age of 16 must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19; as of August 1, 2021, all guests ages 12 and older must present proof of vaccination.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group is the operating business name for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three global cruise vacation brands: Royal Caribbean InternationalCelebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 59 ships with an additional 15 on order as of March 15, 2021.  Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Avianca appoints CellPoint Digital for ambitious payment orchestration project

CellPoint Digital tasked with delivering game-changing payment orchestration solution across all channels in all markets for the leading Latin American airline.

MIAMI, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Avianca, the oldest commercial airline in the world, has partnered with CellPoint Digital to improve customer experience when purchasing services and optimising payments across their entire global operation. This payment orchestration project is one of the most ambitious undertaken by an airline to date and will also address the specific complexities of payment in Latin America.

Using its leading Velocity Payment Orchestration Platform (POP), CellPoint Digital will assemble and manage a unique payment eco-system for Avianca to ease our customers’ payment process and simplify internal processes. Over five Payment Service Providers, 40+ acquirers, and over 40+ payment methods will be fully integrated, allowing for frictionless payments worldwide. Velocity will enable Avianca to deploy 25+ new payment methods, including global e-wallets with Latin American-specific choices plus new European options to offer our customers a variety of options.

Velocity’s roll-out will replace several current payment solutions with a single platform, radically accelerating the time to market for new acquirers and payment methods and automating key back-end processes such as refund and reconciliation. All transactions are dynamically routed to save cost and ensure the lowest rejection rate. Failed or refused transactions are automatically retried through an alternative route to maximise acceptance rates.

Alvaro Rosales, Payment Methods Manager at Avianca Holdings, says: “Offering to our customers their preferred payment method in an appealing and agile manner is critical for an excellent purchasing experience and also having a significant impact on our costs. It’s a challenge for a global airline to develop the eco-system needed to optimise payments, especially with the variety of local requirements for Latin America. Therefore, we needed an independent and agnostic payment orchestrator to process, optimise and automate all our payments through all our channels. CellPoint Digital’s advanced Payment Orchestration Platform will enable us to improve the purchasing experience for our customers and execute our payment strategy, boost our payment acceptance rate and reduce our average payment costs.”

As the Payment Orchestration Platform will be deployed across all digital channels, including B2C (website, mobile app, chatbot), B2B, distributors and traditional channels (call centre, airport or city ticket offices), Avianca customers will benefit from a consistent and enhanced payment experience whichever channel they use. They will be invited to store their cards for future payments and enjoy a new level of flexibility: to pay in their currency of choice, to pay with vouchers or miles, to split payments between several methods, to pay in installments or to pay by simply clicking a weblink.

“We are delighted to partner with Avianca, a flagship airline that has achieved longevity through innovation and is now trailblazing in the area of payment orchestration. We share their vision that optimising payments will make a significant difference to faster recovery while delivering a unique advantage well into the foreseeable future,” says Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Digital. “In such challenging times, an airline cannot afford to lose a customer because their payment did not go through or they didn’t find their preferred payment method. Reducing cross-border transactions provides a broad opportunity for global airlines to save costs. However, integrating multiple payment options brings much more complexity, and this is where Velocity will help Avianca: ultimately making it simpler to operate a much more complex payment eco-system.”

For more information about CellPoint Digital’s partnership with Avianca or to interview Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Digital, please contact Becky Sales at [email protected].

About CellPoint Digital
We make payments easier™ for airlines, travel companies and other international merchants and their customers.

CellPoint Digital is both a fintech and a traveltech company. We provide powerful payment and digital commerce solutions that enable merchants to simplify their systems, unify their customer experience and boost their digital transactions across websites, mobile apps and other channels. CellPoint Digital offers two omni-channel modular platforms. Velocity is a unique Payment Orchestration Platform that optimises all digital payment transactions, from cards or alternative payment methods, and accelerates the deployment of new payment options. Voyage is a full digital platform that masters the entire customer sales cycle (Promote, Sell, Pay, Serve). CellPoint Digital has offices in Copenhagen, Dallas, Dubai, London, Miami, Pune and Singapore. Visit www.cellpointdigital.com to learn more.

About Avianca Airlines.
Avianca is the commercial brand regrouping freight, passenger and cargo airlines. Avianca has been flying uninterrupted for 100 years. With a fleet of 158 aircraft, Avianca serves 76 destinations in 27 countries within the Americas and Europe. Avianca transported 30 million passengers in 2019 and achieved US$4.6 billion revenues. Avianca is part of the Star Alliance network and offers a leading LifeMiles™ loyalty programme. Learn more on www.aviancaholdings.com

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Iconic Jalisco nature and culture inspire The Design Solution’s redesign of Guadalajara International Airport

LONDON and GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – With ambitions to create the ‘best airport in Mexico’ at its home base in Guadalajara, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) plans to invest 10 billion Pesos (US$504m* see note) before 2026 in the development of Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport.  The plan includes an additional runway and new terminal building as well as, in the short/mid-term, a radical new 6 billion Pesos (US$302m* see note) redesign of the commercial space in the existing building.  The Design Solution has been appointed to deliver the redesign with the new space due to open on a phased basis over the next 2 years before being fully open in 2023.

The current terminal has benefited from numerous expansion projects since its opening in 1966 and today is a collection of airside zones, complex circulation patterns and architectural styles.  The objective of the terminal redesign is to rationalise passenger flows, creating a series of engaging touchpoints along the passenger journey, from security to gate, with a visionary design that unifies the entire experience.  The Design Solution has worked alongside the project’s commercial consultants, Pragma Consulting, in fulfilling the approved proposal.

The new plan optimises previously under-utilized space, creating a new vibrancy to the passenger experience with a significantly enlarged commercial zone.   The two security areas are retained and passengers are now drawn towards the airside heart of the terminal, a newly revitalised area overlooking the apron, surrounded by a dynamic mix of retail, bars, restaurants, pop-up sites and other customer service facilities.

“Our first task was to rationalise the passenger flows through the terminal to create an intuitive route in the airside commercial area.  With this approach, passengers have much more direct engagement with the greater exposure given to stores, restaurants, bars, pop-ups and seasonal event experiences” explains Graeme Johns, Director of the Design Solution. “It is always a challenge to transform older terminals that have evolved through piecemeal development, especially those that were predominantly assembled before commercial revenues became so important.  These new designs will create a world class facility and passenger experience fitting for GAP’s ambitions to transform Guadalajara International Airport and to maximise its commercial potential.”

“Mexico is so rich in history, culture, craft and unique landscapes and so finding a special feature to tie the designs together was not difficult.  Guadalajara is the heart of the Tequila and we were inspired by the shape of the harvested Agave plant used in the production of this iconic spirt, which is also one of the fastest growing categories in travel retail.  Its unique form is evident throughout the decoration of the terminal, such as the decorative lighting grilles featured in the main walkways and in the food & beverage area.”

Raul Revuelta, Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico adds. “We first worked with The Design Solution at Sangster Montego Bay Airport in Jamaica, one of our other operated airports.  Shortly after, we appointed them to work at Los Cabos airport in Mexico and now on to Guadalajara.  We have worked together as a team over many months to create something we believe will transform the terminal, both in terms of bringing passengers the best travel experience as well as growing our commercial offer. In the core airside commercial area, we currently have 5,700 sq m and that will increase to 7,250 sq m.  The pandemic inevitably means the implementation of our ambitious plans will likely take longer than originally hoped but we look forward to a phased approach to achieving this vision.”

A key area of the redesign is centred on a flat roof canopy, located outside the centre of the terminal building, over an expanded baggage area.  The proposal is to transform this into a signature feature of the terminal, with an external garden terrace, surrounding an Agave-inspired architectural shade pod, offering casual seating, planting and a unique eating and drinking destination.  The ambience of this garden has also inspired the character of the indoor food & beverage zone and is further reflected in the outside feel that is brought inside to the gate seating areas. Heavily planted areas include trees to complement the minimalistic concrete benches with low level under-lighting, combining to create a light, contemporary and natural landscape look and feel. The exterior aesthetic is further enhanced with the application of resin-bound aggregate floor finishes and warm natural materials.

A large rotunda space is introduced directly after the wall-through duty free store, enabling passengers to pause, orientate themselves, check flight information and then plan how to spend their time before heading to the gate.  A large aura formation of pendant lights, made from Peltra, a Mexican porcelain enamel, designed by local contemporary design agency Bandido Studio in Puebla, is suspended within the space, creating a striking statement with a strongly local sense of place.

Beside agave cultivation, Tequila and Mezcal production, Guadalajara is home to Mexico’s thriving software industry, known worldwide as Mexico’s Silicon Valley.  The airport is the country’s third largest airport, handling almost 15m passengers in 2019.  The new development will increase capacity to 30m passengers per year, an increase of 60% more flights.  Pre-pandemic passenger growth was double-digit and the airport anticipates a return to growth in due course. ENDS

Note: US$ amounts quoted in 1st paragraph are approximate due to US dollar exchange rate on the date of publication and also according to the peso exchange rate on the date of investment approval.

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About The Design Solution

The Design Solution is a London based retail architecture and design practice with a strong specialism in the $70bn+ travel retail industry.  The practice has over 30 years’ experience in developing world-class retail solutions for airports, rail, motorways and other retail destinations all over the world together with compelling merchandising and experiential designs for brands.

About Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. of C.V. (GAP) is a Mexican company that develops its activity in the airport sector. GAP operates 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica, serving more than 330 destinations, through 35 airlines. Its shares are listed on the stock exchanges of Mexico and New York.

In 2020, GAP served 27.3 million passengers, achieving a 56% recovery compared to those served in 2019 (48.7 million passengers).

The airports managed by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico are located at:

  • Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the main metropolitan areas.
  • Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, and Morelia, serving medium-sized developing cities.
  • La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Montego Bay, serving some of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.
  • On October 10, 2018, GAP signed the concession contract with the government of Jamaica to operate, modernize and expand the Norman Manley International Airport (”KIN”) located in the city of Kingston.

The airports managed by GAP in Mexico are owned by the Mexican government and have been allocated in a 50-year concession starting in 1998, as part of a domestic initiative to privatize and improve the quality and security of the country’s airport services.

In Jamaica, the government owns the Montego Bay Airport and the concession granted for its operation is for a 30-year period, which will conclude on April 2033. The Kingston Airport was granted for a 25-year concession. GAP took control of the operation and administration this past October 2019.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico believes in the value of each individual and seeks to trigger his or her potential through education. Better-educated Mexicans will raise their quality of life and contribute towards the country’s development. GAP, in line with its business model and through its Foundation, is committed to be a factor of change. We work on two strategic pillars: work with the community, through the GAP Schools, and on training the airport community, with Community Training Centers.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun debuts in picturesque Costa Mujeres

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2021: Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest all-inclusive luxury property, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, on Friday, January 29, 2021. Featuring an array of amenities, services and A-list exclusives, the highly anticipated resort transforms the everyday all-inclusive vacation into a blockbuster getaway.

“It’s been an amazing journey leading my all-star cast of employees to prepare for the grand opening of Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun,” said General Manager Jonathan Iriarte. “The Planet Hollywood brand is dedicated to delivering unique and memorable experiences, and with this new resort we wanted to rewrite the script on what an all-inclusive vacation should look like. We can’t wait for our guests to experience the resort’s VIP line-up of features and attractions.”

Situated in the exclusive resort enclave of Costa Mujeres, a charming, pristine peninsula just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun invites travelers to Vacation Like a Star™ in one of Mexico’s most beautiful beachfront locations, surrounded by turquoise waters and sprawling mangroves. With 898-luxury suites, world-class restaurants and modern wellness features, plus curated entertainment-themed experiences and authentic Hollywood memorabilia, it is the ideal resort for families, couples, friends and business professionals looking for a getaway like no other.

A range of exciting PH Experiences will allow guests to discover the wonders of Costa Mujeres while the resort’s PH Attractions set the stage for action-packed features on-site – including four swimming pools, a lazy river, Shipwreck Cove and Jurassic Splash Park, FlowRider® surf simulator, Labyrinth, a mini-golf course and the first-of-its-kind Planet Play Adventure Park. Children can enjoy supervised activities at the Stars Kids Club™, a unique kids club program designed to spark the imagination of younger guests, and the whole family can catch a front row seat at the theater to watch fan-favorite movies and classic films.

Delivering today’s hottest culinary trends from the resort’s ‘Crave – World of Flavors’ program, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun‘s selection of 11 restaurants, including celebrity Chef Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint, will take guests on a culinary adventure spanning from Mexico to Japan, Italy and India. Guests can also enjoy a Chef’s Table experience featuring a personal Chef and custom crafted menu of dishes catered to each person’s unique tastes. Another new venue, Studio Disco Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to live the VIP experience and dance the night away in paradise. With everything from specialty coffees to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free choices, Planet Hollywood is committed to providing a memorable, highlight-reel worthy experience for each and every guest.

Additional all-star features and amenities include:

  • The PH Spa, inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, which promises total relaxation and rejuvenation with deep immersive therapies, soothing massages, showers, a steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy pool and an ice fountain.
  • The resort’s professionally designed wellness program, PHIT, which brings active vacationers top-trending fitness regimes straight from Hollywood.
  • The state-of-the-art PUMPED Fitness Centre which offers first-class workouts with professional instructors, daily classes and the latest cardio and strength-training equipment. The resort also features tennis courts and a world-class outdoor facility.
  • A modern and spacious Convention Center that will transform any conference or board meeting into a full red-carpet experience, with a capacity of up to 1,300 guests.
  • A variety of wedding packages fit for the big screen, plus on-site wedding coordinators to take care of all the details.
  • Monthly special events and daily activities for guests of all ages, from Hollywood Tribute Nights to Retro Wednesdays.
  • Signature brand offerings, including the Your Soundtrack™ music program, where guests can curate a soundtrack for their vacation and Plugged-In™, a personal command center to help guests do anything from ordering room service to booking excursions, along with free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
  • Other brand offerings include the Main Event Guarantee™, allowing guests to catch all major events in real time and STAR Class™, delivering the full star experience with exclusive amenities and extraordinary service.

Introducing a new way to Vacation like a Star™, Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, the brand’s first-ever adults-only resort-within-a-resort concept, allows guests 18 years and older to enjoy Planet Hollywood’s signature celebrity-inspired experience in an exclusive resort setting. This upscale oasis is comprised of 332 suites with A-lister amenities including hand-crafted PHabulous Beds™, ceiling-mounted rain showers and plush bathrobes and slippers. Adult Scene also features its own private beachfront and pool area, complete with a swim-up bar and waiter service, two specialty restaurants reserved exclusively for Adult Scene guests – the Braza Grill & Churrascaria and Catch Seafood Restaurant – in addition to full access to the amenities and facilities at the wider Planet Hollywood resort.

For more information or to book your all-inclusive vacation, visit www.planethollywoodhotels.com or contact your Travel Agent.

About Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts

Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts offer luxurious vacation settings where guests can get close to authentic Hollywood memorabilia, enjoy entertainment-themed facilities and Vacation Like A Star™ in some of the most sought-after locales – including Costa Rica’s Pura Vida paradise, the beautiful beaches of Cancun and coming soon, Sint Maarten. For those looking for the full A-list treatment, the Star Class™ upgrade provides members with a Personal Agent to maximize their experience, including access to the exclusive STAR Class™ Lounge, a rider to customize their in-room mini-bar, a pillow menu for the perfect night’s sleep and more. Planet Hollywood’s Adult Scene is a lavish haven for those 18+, offering uninterrupted cocktails and sunset views for a blockbuster vacation experience. Designed for those who want to be dazzled by the marvels of technology, Planet Hollywood Resorts are a step ahead, delivering guests superior luxury and innovation with the convenient Plugged In™ program, enabling a keyless and cashless environment for guests, unlimited Wi-Fi and a PHTV channel to stay informed.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun debuta en la atractiva Costa Mujeres

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun debuta en la atractiva Costa Mujeres

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2021: Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts se complace en anunciar la apertura de su nueva propiedad de lujo todo incluido, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, este viernes 29 de enero de 2021. Con su amplia variedad de facilidades, servicios y exclusividades de primer nivel, el tan esperado complejo transformará las vacaciones tradicionales con todo incluido en un verdadero éxito de cartelera.

Guiar a este gran elenco de empleados estelares en la preparación de la gran inauguración de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun ha sido una experiencia increíble“, dijo su gerente general Jonathan Iriarte. “La marca Planet Hollywood se dedica a brindar experiencias únicas y memorables, y con este nuevo resort queríamos reescribir el guion sobre cómo deberían de ser unas verdaderas vacaciones con todo incluido. Estamos impacientes de que nuestros huéspedes puedan experimentar nuestra gama de características VIP y las increíbles atracciones del resort.

Situado en el exclusivo enclave turístico de Costa Mujeres, una encantadora e inmaculada península al norte de la Zona Hotelera de Cancún, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun invita a sus huéspedes a disfrutar del concepto Vacation Like a Star™ en uno de los lugares frente al mar más hermosos de México, rodeado de aguas turquesas y extensos manglares. Con 898 suites de lujo, restaurantes de clase mundial y modernas instalaciones de bienestar, además de una selección de actividades de entretenimiento temático y decorado con auténticos objetos provenientes de diferentes clásicos de culto de Hollywood; Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun es el resort ideal para familias, parejas, amigos y profesionales de negocios que buscan una escapada sin igual.

Los huéspedes podrán descubrir las maravillas de la famosa Costa Mujeres gracias a la gran variedad de experiencias que ofrece PH Experiences; mientras que las atracciones PH serán indudablemente el escenario ideal de divertidos e inolvidables momentos llenos de acción, las cuales incluyen cuatro piscinas, un río lento, una piscina de chapoteo ambientada en un barco pirata y el Jurassic Splash Park, el simulador de surf FlowRider®, un laberinto de setos, un campo de minigolf y el primer Planet Play Adventure Park, el primer parque de juegos de su tipo. Los niños pueden disfrutar de actividades supervisadas en el Stars Kids Club™, el club infantil con un programa diseñado para despertar la imaginación de los más pequeños, mientras que toda la familia puede tomar asiento en primera fila en el cine donde podrán disfrutar de sus películas favoritas y de los clásicos que nunca pasan de moda.

Siguiendo las tendencias culinarias más modernas, con su programa ‘Crave – World of Flavors’, el cual incluye una gran selección de 11 restaurantes temáticos contando el famoso Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint, Planet Hollywood Cancun llevará a sus huéspedes en una aventura culinaria viajando desde México hasta Japón, pasando por Italia y La India. Además podrán disfrutar de la exclusiva experiencia Chef’s Table, con un chef personal y un menú personalizado para satisfacer los gustos únicos de cada huésped. Cuando cae la noche, Studio Disco Bar & Lounge es el nuevo lugar para vivir la verdadera experiencia VIP y bailar toda la noche en el paraíso. Hay de todo y para todos, desde cafés especiales hasta opciones veganas, vegetarianas y sin gluten, Planet Hollywood se compromete a brindar una experiencia memorable y destacada para todos y cada uno de sus huéspedes.

Otras características e instalaciones dignas de las celebridades son:

  • El PH Spa, inspirado en la Edad de Oro de Hollywood, para una sesión de relajación y rejuvenecimiento incomparables incluyendo terapias de inmersión profunda, masajes relajantes, duchas, baño de vapor, sauna, piscina de hidroterapia y fuente de hielo.
  • El programa de salud y bienestar PHIT, diseñado profesionalmente por la marca para ofrecer a los más activos los mejores regímenes de entrenamiento físico inspirados directamente de Hollywood.
  • PUMPED Fitness Center, un centro de acondicionamiento físico de última generación con instructores profesionales y rutinas físicas de primera categoría, clases todos los días y lo último en equipos cardiovasculares y de fuerza. Además canchas de tenis y una instalación al aire libre de clase mundial.
  • Un moderno y espacioso Centro de Convenciones que transformará cualquier conferencia o reunión en evento de alfombra roja, con una capacidad de hasta 1.300 invitados.
  • Gran variedad de paquetes de bodas de película, con coordinadores de destino para cuidar todos los detalles.
  • Eventos especiales cada mes y actividades diarias para huéspedes de todas las edades, desde Noches de Tributo a Hollywood hasta Miércoles Retro.
  • Valores adicionales de la marca, como el programa Your Soundtrack™, donde los huéspedes pueden seleccionar la banda sonora que representará sus vacaciones y Plugged-In™, el programa de conectividad que les permite hacer muchas cosas, desde pedir servicio a la habitación hasta hacer reservas de excursiones y actividades, además de brindar Wi-Fi gratis por todo el resort.
  • Entre otros valores agregados encontramos en concepto Main Event Guarantee™, para que los huéspedes puedan ver todos los eventos importantes en tiempo real y STAR Class™, para vivir una verdadera experiencia de celebrity con comodidades exclusivas y un servicio extraordinario.

Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun presenta una nueva forma de disfrutar la experiencia vacacional Vacation like a Star™. Se trata de la primera propiedad con el concepto de ‘resort dentro de un resort’ exclusivo para adultos de la marca Planet Hollywood, el cual permite a los huéspedes mayores de 18 años disfrutar de una experiencia Planet Hollywood inspirada en las celebridades dentro de un entorno muy exclusivo. Este oasis de lujo se compone de 332 suites con facilidades de primer nivel que incluyen PHabulous Beds™, colchones hechos a mano, duchas tipo lluvia montadas en el techo y suaves batas y pantuflas. Adult Scene también cuenta con su propia área privada frente a la playa y la piscina, con un bar en la piscina y servicio de camareros, dos restaurantes de especialidades exclusivos para los huéspedes de Adult Scene, los restaurantes Braza Grill & ChurrascariaCatch Seafood, además de acceso a las demás facilidades e instalaciones de todo el resto del complejo Planet Hollywood.

Para más información o para reservar sus vacaciones con todo incluido, visite www.planethollywoodhotels.com o comuníquese con su agente de viajes.

Acerca de Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts

Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts ofrece vacaciones de lujo en lugares donde los huéspedes pueden acercarse a auténticos objetos provenientes de las más famosas películas de Hollywood, mientras disfrutan de instalaciones con entretenimiento temático y el concepto Vacation Like A Staren algunos de los destinos más solicitados, incluyendo el paraíso de la Pura Vida de Costa Rica y próximamente, Las hermosas playas de Cancún y Sint Maarten. Aquellos en busca de la auténtica experiencia de celebrity, pueden subir a la categoría Star Class™, la cual ofrece a sus miembros un agente personal para maximizar su experiencia, acceso al exclusivo salón STAR Class, la opción de personalizar su mini-bar en la habitación, un menú de almohadas para una noche de sueño perfecta, entre muchos otros beneficios. El hotel Adult Scene de Planet Hollywood es un lujoso refugio para mayores de 18 años, que ofrece cócteles sin cesar y preciosos atardeceres para una experiencia vacacional de gran éxito. Diseñados para aquellos que desean deslumbrarse con las maravillas de la tecnología, los resorts de Planet Hollywood van un paso por delante, brindando a sus huéspedes un nivel superior de lujo e innovación con el práctico programa Plugged In™, que permite un entorno sin llaves y sin efectivo para los huéspedes, WIFI ilimitado y un canal PHTV para mantenerse informado.

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Royal Caribbean Group appoints Amy C. McPherson to Board of Directors

MIAMI, Dec. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) today announced the appointment of Amy C. McPherson, former president and managing director of Europe for Marriott International, to its Board of Directors. Her appointment was effective as of December 21, 2020.

“I am honored to welcome Amy to our board of directors,” said Richard D. Fain, Royal Caribbean Group’s chairman and CEO. “Her many years of involvement in the growth of the travel industry, as well as her deep experience in the development of international markets, will be a valuable addition to the board.”

McPherson spent more than 30 years in leadership roles at Marriott International, including 10 years of service as the company’s president and managing director of Europe, until her retirement in 2019.  While at Marriott, she was recognized as one of 25 outstanding “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal.

Ms. McPherson is former Vice Chair of the Executive Advisory Council at James Madison University College of Business. Currently, she is a principal investor in KidsKnowBest, a full-service creative agency providing strong brand solutions for the social age powered by kids.

About Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., doing business as Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), is a cruise vacation company that owns four global brands: Royal Caribbean InternationalCelebrity CruisesAzamara and Silversea.  Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 61 ships with an additional 15 on order as of December 21, 2020.  Learn more at www.rclcorporate.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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