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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Role of Groom in the Destination Wedding Planning Process

Zi Hui and Luke, Dreams La Romana

Zi Hui and Luke, Dreams La Romana

Written by Ashley Surkin, AVDW Wedding Guest Coordinator

Congratulations! You’re getting married! Whether it’s the first time or the 10th, planning a destination wedding is always an experience in and of itself.

The majority of brides take on coordinating every last detail of their big day as if it was another job. But where does that leave the groom? Brides, before you get to your boiling point read on and realize it’s okay to divide and conquer when it comes to destination wedding planning. The majority of brides take on the tasks as if it was another job.

Here are a few roles that your fiancé might enjoy tackling…

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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 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!

Apple Day at Busch Stadium with the St. Louis Cardinals

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Apple Vacations, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Dominican Republic Tourism and the St. Louis Cardinals came together on August 17th to celebrate, “Apple Day” at Busch Stadium.

Apple Vacations was given special sponsorship throughout the stadium and even had a trip giveaway for fans. Overall, it was a great day for everyone involved!

The ceremonial first pitch featured six awesome people on the field before the game:

Sandy Meyer – Apple Vacations Business Development Manager
Shasha Cruz – Dominican Republic Tourism
Christie Gonzalez – AmResorts Business Development Manager
Brandon Smith –  Dream Vacations
Sab Haney – Suzi Davis Travel
Jackie Coakley – Central Travel