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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Icelandair Ease from New England to Cancun, Punta Cana

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If you plan on traveling from New England to Cancun or Punta Cana this winter, Apple Vacations has made your trip a whole lot easier!

We will be offering exclusive vacation flights from Boston to Cancun and Punta Cana non – stop via Icelandair, starting from December 20, 2014 through April 26, 2015.

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How to Destination Wed like a High-Rolling Celeb

Denis & Ina – Dreams La Romana

Denis & Ina – Dreams La Romana

Written by Ashley Surkin, AVDW Specialist

From Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s beach bash to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s Italian nuptials, celebrities are in love with destination weddings.

Tying the knot abroad isn’t just for the rich and famous though, even you could wed like a celeb without breaking the bank! Here are a few helpful hints when planning your star-studded affair.

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Brave Enough for a Cancun Whale Shark Tour?

Swimming alongside dolphins is a popular and safe adventure for vacationers in Cancun and Riviera Maya.

But what about sharks?

If you’re feeling brave, you can take part in a Whale Shark Tour! Watch and swim with enormous local Whale Sharks, a species of shark that got its name for being the size of some whales.

The best part about this excursion? Unless you’re plankton, there’s no need to fear!

 

5 Ways to be the Coolest Destination Wedding Bride

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Carolina and Patrick – Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa

Written by Courtney Bradley, AVDW Specialist

Being newly engaged and planning the perfect wedding may be a dream come true for most brides. It’s easy to get lost in the cake tasting and table arrangements, stressed over what the groomsmen, bridesmaids, even you are going to wear.

But breathe.

And while you take a time out, think about the people in your life who are helping to make your fairy tale a reality. From bridesmaids to guests and everyone in between, we’ll layout how you could be the coolest bride in town, while still getting everything you want on your special day.

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Gems of Riviera Maya: Now Jade & Now Sapphire

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun and Now Jade Riviera Cancun are truly “gems” in Riviera Maya.

Aside from their reputation of being family-friendly, fun and boasting luxurious accommodations, what makes these two resorts so special is that they are consistently included in great all-inclusive package deals!

They are both very unique and yet both provide wonderful vacation spots for the whole family. Here are my favorite things about each resort. Continue reading