Skip to main content

Travel Slump Has an Upside: Deals on Hotels

WSJ.com: "Some resort companies are targeting airfare increases directly. Sandals, a chain of 12 all-inclusive resorts for couples in the Caribbean, just announced a 'fly-free' offer with an airfare credit of up to $550 per person for trips booked by Oct. 23. So far this year, Sandals has seen record occupancy, says Kevin Froemming, president of Unique Vacations, the company's sales and marketing arm. But because Sandals caters largely to honeymooners, most bookings are locked in many months in advance, he says, and starting around June and July, he says he saw 'a definite shift in people holding on to their money more,' with advanced bookings falling about 10% from last year. Elite Island Resorts, which also has properties across the Caribbean, announced this week a promotion that guarantees round-trip airfare of $299 on AMR Corp.'s American Airlines flights to Elite's properties in Antigua."

Popular posts from this blog

Forbes   I recently spent a week in  Turks and Caicos , my first time out of the country since the pandemic hit. Like many Caribbean countries, Turks and Caicos rely  almost entirely on tourism  to power their economy, so they’re desperate for travelers to return. I’m happy to report that these beautiful beaches felt like an escape from the despair of this global pandemic, and here’s how they are keeping travelers safe.

Air Canada to charge for second checked bags in Canada

thestar.com : "MONTREAL — Air Canada has followed the lead of rival WestJet and will begin charging fliers who check a second bag on trips within Canada and to the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Mexico. Canada’s largest carrier said a $20 fee will be charged for passengers buying economy class tickets as of Thursday for flights beginning Jan. 19, the same day that WestJet will begin levying the fee. The first checked bag remains free for both airlines.

This St. Lucia Hideaway Will Fulfill Your Caribbean Getaway Dreams

Forbes   As the driver takes you down the rocky, uneven path, you'll begin to wonder if there's been a mistake. This isn't what it looked like on the website, is it? You selected a beachfront resort with remarkable, unobstructed views of the Caribbean, with an open air restaurant, and with a secluded beach. Surely, that's not what is waiting at the other end of this small road.