NEW – Non Stop service from JFK to Curacao!

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Looking for a new destination to try from the North-East?

Apple Vacations will be offering vacation packages to Curacao from New York’s JFK airport via JetBlue starting December 2, 2014!  Vacations packages will be offered for both Tuesday and Saturday departures.

I recently attended the “launch” of the new Curacao program in New York and wanted to share some of the top reasons to visit Curacao:

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Intimate Bahia Bougainville Does Not Disappoint

Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville, La Romana

Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville, La Romana

Written by Tracy Olanyk , AV Reservations Sales Agent

My husband and I had the fortune of staying at Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville in La Romana during the first weekend in September. I love staying at Adults-Only resorts, and this one did not disappoint!

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Apple Vacations & AMResorts Appear on The Meredith Vieira Show!

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Did you see Apple Vacations and AMResorts on The Meredith Vieira Show yesterday? Apple Vacations and AMResorts were happy to participate in Premiere Week!

Recent numbers have proven that 40% of Americans don’t plan to use all of their paid time off or vacation time. We want to change that! We surprised each studio audience member with a 3-Night resort stay to an AMResort!

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Iberostar, Cancun Win Big at 2014 Golden Apple Awards

Backdrop at the Golden Apple Awards 2014

Backdrop at the Golden Apple Awards 2014

On Monday night at the famed Art Institute of Chicago, dignitaries from all across the travel industry came together for the 2014 Golden Apple Awards, hosted by Apple Vacations.

2014 Crystal Apple Awards

Award for Best All-Inclusive – Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall

Best Staff & Service – Mexico — Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Best Staff & Service – Caribbean — Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection

Best Staff & Service – Central America — Riu Palace Costa Rica

Best Staff & Service – Hawaiian Islands — Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach

Best All-Inclusive Family Resort — Iberostar Playa Mita

Best Hotel Chain — Secrets Resorts & Spas

Best Destination — Cancun

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Travel Solo: Soak up the Single Life in Punta Cana!

Breathless Punta Cana

Breathless Punta Cana

Written by Elizabeth Bondelid, AV E-Commerce Merchandising Coordinator

Ah, the single life. No one to check up on you. No reason to leave the party early. Do what you want, when you want. What reason could you possibly find to settle down? The one reason I always come back to is having nobody to join me in doing the things I want to do, like taking a spur-of-the-moment trip to Punta Cana.

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Iberostar Hosts two Philadelphia Eagles Legends

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Are you ready for some football?

I know it’s cliché, but I am! I love the enthusiasm each new season brings and all of the predictions for the year. Everyone starts the seasons with a blank slate and builds from there. My prediction for the Philadelphia Eagles is 13 wins! It’s in writing now, so no changing it!

Apple Vacations is lucky to have many friendships throughout the NFL, including Eagles pro–bowl wide receivers, Mike Quick (#82) & Harold Carmichael (#17). They are two local legends in Philadelphia and are both still very active in the Philadelphia sports community. Harold is with the team and Mike Quick can be heard on CBS radio in Philadelphia on Sportsradio 94 WIP.

In the off season, we were able to host them at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus in the Domninican Republic. They had a fabulous time and shared all of these great photo’s with us to show just how great their vacation was.

To learn more about Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus click here!

And Go Eagles!