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Initial Pricing Released for Beaches Turks & Caicos Key West Village [01-24-13]
Initial Pricing Released for Beaches Turks & Caicos Key West Village - Thanksgiving 2013 and beyond

New York Travel Weekly Awards 2012 [12-28-12]
Dream Makers Vacation Services was invited to the Travel Weekly Awards. Held at the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York City

The Genesis of the All Inclusive - Hard Rock Cafe - Dec 2012 [12-21-12]
Dream team members Mike, Gabby and Amanda recently were "rock stars" at the Hard Rock Resorts event in Philadelphia.

Secrets the Vine - Days 2 & 3 [12-13-12]
Lynda Hower travels to Secrets the Vine in Cancun Mexico

Secrets the Vine - Day 1 [12-10-12]
Lynda Hower travels to Secrets the Vine in Cancun Mexico

Fantasyland Grand Opening 2012-Day 2 [12-07-12]
Robyn Ayers attends the exclusive Fantasyland Opening at Walt Disney World!

Fantasyland Grand Opening 2012-Day 1 [12-06-12]
Robyn Ayers attends the exclusive Fantasyland Opening at Walt Disney World!

STAR Awards 2012 - Day 3 - New Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos - Key West Luxury Village [12-03-12]
Mike and Amy McHugh attend the 2012 STAR Awards at Sandals Royal Bahamian

STAR Awards 2012 - Day 2 [12-01-12]
Mike and Amy McHugh attend the 2012 STAR Awards at Sandals Royal Bahamian

STAR Awards 2012 - Day 1 (Mike's Arrival Day) [11-30-12]
Mike and Amy McHugh attend the 2012 STAR Awards at Sandals Royal Bahamian

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 5 (Departure Day) [11-19-12]
Amy and Amanda spend their last night in Mexico at Secrets the Vine in Cancun, Mexico

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 4 [11-17-12]
Amy and Amanda spend their last night in Mexico at Secrets the Vine in Cancun, Mexico

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 3 (Awards Night) [11-17-12]
Amy and Amanda attend the 2012 Travel Impressions Bes of the Best Awards Trip in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 2 [11-15-12]
Amy and Amanda attend the 2012 Travel Impressions Bes of the Best Awards Trip in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 1 (Arrival) [11-14-12]
Amy and Amanda attend the 2012 Travel Impressions Bes of the Best Awards Trip in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Hawaii Travel Exchange - Day 7 Departure Day [10-29-12]
Mike McHugh, Co Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, attends the Hawaii Travel Exchange

Hawaii Travel Exchange - Day 6 [10-28-12]
Mike McHugh, Co Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, attends the Hawaii Travel Exchange

Hawaii Travel Exchange - Day 5 [10-26-12]
Mike McHugh, Co Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, attends the Hawaii Travel Exchange

Hawaii Travel Exchange - Day 4 [10-25-12]
Mike McHugh, Co Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, attends the Hawaii Travel Exchange

Hawaii Travel Exchange - Day 3 [10-24-12]
Mike McHugh, Co Owner of Dream Makers Vacation Services, attends the Hawaii Travel Exchange

Travel Impressions Best of the Best - Day 1 (Arrival)

Posted: 11-14-12

Today Amy and I (Amanda) arrived in Mexico for the 2012 Travel Impressions Best of the Best Awards Trip. This awards trip recognizes and honors the top selling agencies in the United States of America. While we are here we will be doing site inspections, attending trade shows and meeting with suppliers. We are truly honored to be receiving the Globe Award for sales and service, which is awarded to their very best travel agencies. We are staying at the Paradisus La Perla resort in Playa del Carmen.

The Paradisus is split into two resorts, The La Perla, which is the Adult Only resort and La Esmeralda, which is the family resort. The resort has a very modern feel with a lush, tropical atmosphere. There are 14 restaurants and 8 bars located on this property. The resort offers many different services, including the luxurious spa, tango dancing and sushi making classes.

We arrived at the resort at noon. We checked into One Bedroom Ocean View Suite and were delighted with the great view and Jacuzzi hot tub on our balcony. The room has a small living area, two double beds and a kitchenette.

After we checked into the room, we went to The Grill where we enjoyed a buffet lunch. I had a capris salad and Amy had the wild rice and corn cream soup. There was also an ala carte menu that you could order from.

Once we finished lunch, we went to the adults only pool to relax before we went to the Networking Round Table Session. This session is where we met with many supplier friends who we work with throughout the year. Stay tuned in the months ahead to hear about all of the exciting new enhancements that some of our favorite resorts will be implementing.

Tomorrow we will be visiting the El Dorado Maroma and checking out the new Royal Suites at El Dorado Royale. We will also be attending a trade show where we will spend more time with our industry partners.

Stay tuned to hear more about all of our favorite resorts in Mexico!



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