#FlyEaglesFly with Apple Vacations

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Apple Vacations and Iberostar Hotels & Resorts were happy to participate in The Philadelphia Eagles Women’s Academy this past weekend.

For the event, 200 ladies, including some of our top travel agent partners, had a fun day of exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, training sessions, lunch and even some time on the field. Everyone can punt, pass and run a little bit better after instruction from current Eagles DeMeco Ryans and Brent Celek, along with alumni, Ike Reese and Jon Runyan.

Also, this past weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders landed at Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar to film their 2015/2016 calendar. Around 60 Eagles cheerleaders, staff and the Eagles Television Network are in resort filming for the week.

We’ll share more on this later in the week.

Apple Vacations and Iberostar Hotels & Resorts are proud to be working with the Eagles on many exciting events for the 2015-2016 season. Go Eagles!

Welcome to June! The month of Weddings, Weddings, Weddings!

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Winter is officially over.

The weather is nice (but not too hot) and it is one of the most popular times of year for weddings and honeymoons. With so many choices of both destinations and resorts in the “Adults Only” category, I wanted to share two of my absolute favorites for destination weddings and honeymoons.

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Family Vacation to Now Resorts & Spas

Now Jade Resort & Spa

Now Jade Resort & Spa

Many families are in the process of booking their summer getaways and are deciding where to go. Over the next few weeks we will feature some of our favorite family vacation resorts, to help you make your decision.

One of my favorite resorts my family visits over and over is Now Jade Riviera Cancun (if you read the blog often, you may already know this). My family loves Mexico for the white sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters, history, culture and charm. I am a creature of habit and we tend to go back to Mexico often.

As I write this, I’m dreaming of sitting under a palapa with my toes in the sand.

Here are my top 5 reasons why Now Jade Riviera Cancun makes a great family vacation (which you can’t necessarily find in a brochure or on a website):

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WJRZ New Jersey Broadcast Live in Riviera Maya

Matt Knight and Debbie DuHaime broadcasted from Grand Palladium Colonial Resort and Spa

Matt Knight and Debbie DuHaime broadcast from Grand Palladium Colonial Resort and Spa

Apple Vacations partnered with 100.1 WJRZ for a live broadcast in Riviera Maya from May 18-22! Matt Knight and Debbie DuHaime broadcasted from Grand Palladium Colonial Resort and Spa and promoted the resort and its amenities throughout the week.

Five lucky listeners won a trip of their own to Grand Palladium Colonial! A big thanks to Palladium and Amstar for making the trip possible.

Listen to hear the Morning Show’s interview with Amstar Rep, James McGraw!

5 Reasons to Choose a Destination Wedding

Dreams Los Cabos

Dreams Los Cabos

Written by Carley Bobb, AVDW Wedding Guest Coordinator

With the summer months creeping up, the Apple Vacations Destinations Weddings department is ready to be at your assistance for all your travel purposes! Need a little convincing as to why selecting a destination wedding is the right choice for your special day?

Here are 5 reasons that a destination wedding is the perfect way to say “I do”:

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Apple Vacations LOVES Travel Agents!

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May 4 kicks off Apple Vacations’ 11th Annual Travel Agent Appreciation Month.

How much does Apple Vacations love Travel Agents? Count the ways! And in honor of our 11th  Annual Travel Agent Appreciation Month, we are rewarding our Travel Agent friends! If you are an agent, make sure you check out the details on Apple Vacations Agent Café or ask your Regional Sales Manager.

If you are not an agent, Apple Vacations recommends when booking a vacation you “Ask an Agent” – for their expertise, connections, first-hand experience, knowledge and know-how!

Travel Agents offer invaluable assistance in booking your vacation. Agents are there to help you find the best price, handle any unexpected trip interruptions, and most importantly – they can make sure you are not only going on an Apple Vacation but the Apple Vacation that’s right for you!

Tell us – who is your favorite Travel Agent?

And if you don’t have one, find one near you!

Philadelphia Eagles Alum Return From Barcelo Bavaro Palace Punta Cana!

Mike Quick (#82) & Harold Carmichael (#17) at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Punta Cana.

Mike Quick (#82) & Harold Carmichael (#17) at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Punta Cana.

The NFL draft is upon us.

And in Philadelphia, there has been plenty of speculation about where the Philadelphia Eagles are going to ultimately pick and which players will be a member of the Eagles by the end of the weekend.

Apple Vacations works with several of the NFL teams on come-along trips and calendar shoots, so we often follow teams from season-to-season. Over the years we’ve had the honor of hosting two local legends in resort – Eagles pro–bowl wide receivers, Mike Quick (#82) & Harold Carmichael (#17). Both are still very active in the Philadelphia sports community.

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