Destination Weddings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

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Zihui & Luke Wedding

Written by Carley Bobb

As the rainy season ends, you will start to notice beautiful spring flowers in bloom!

Although their natural essence as ground flowers is breathtaking, we at Apple Vacations could not think of a better way to capture the elegance of these flowers than in a destination wedding bouquet!

From vibrant, to subtle, we have compiled a list of some of the best combinations of flowers for the bride to hold on the first day of the rest of her life!

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Thank you For Pete’s Sake from Apple Vacations!

Eck Family

Eck Family at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Many times in my job, people will thank me for a fabulous vacation.

People thank me if they won a trip or if it was a group I was involved in. Or they just thank me for great customer service or making sure every aspect of their Apple Vacation went smoothly from start to finish. This week I had another thank you arrive via phone, email and in person, which was lovely.

But, in this case, I want to thank THEM.

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Great Value in Cancun? Try Oasis Hotels & Resorts!

Grand Oasis Cancun

Grand Oasis Cancun

We all have times when we would like, and need, to stretch our dollar just a little further than it seems to want to go.

But even with that mindset, you don’t have to give up on your vacation dream!

Apple Vacations offers many “Value Vacation” options, including all-inclusive resorts in the 4 Apple and 4 Apple+ categories that will get you to the sun and sand, while keeping your budget intact!

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Starship Concert in Cancun with K-HITS Chicago and WCSX Detroit

Apple Vacations partnered with K-HITS Chicago and WCSX Detroit to bring Starship to Riviera Cancun! Starship performed live from Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort on February 3rd, with over 300 people in attendance. The band played some of its greatest hits, like “We Built This City,” “Somebody to Love” and “Sarah.”

Dave Fogel from K-HITS Morning Show, broadcasted live from Moon Palace during the week of Feb 2nd. WCSX Afternoon Host, Doug Podell, also broadcasted live throughout the week. Fans from both stations traveled with the radio DJs, enjoyed the resort broadcasts, and attended the Starship concert at the resort. A big thanks to Moon Palace for partnering to make this trip possible!

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Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya Time Change

Cancun Time Change

Apple Vacations has received notice that on Feb. 1, 2015 at 2 a.m., the state of Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun, Cozumel and Riviera Maya, will change clocks to Eastern Standard Time Zone.

Local time in destination for all arriving and departing flights will move forward one hour. Departure and arrival times in the US will not be affected.

The change does not apply to the rest of Mexico nor to the state of Yucatan.

Apple Vacations and the airlines are in the process of making adjustments to flight times in their systems to reflect this change. In the meantime, Apple Vacationers should confirm their return hotel transfer and departure flight time with their local Apple Vacations Representative in resort.

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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