Archive | June, 2012

The Time for Greece is NOW!

A lot of clients are reluctant to head to Greece because of the political and economic issues. But if you are willing to give it a try, the savings can be HUGE!

Not only is the euro at record lows, but the hotels in Greece are offering great deals. The Mystique and Vedema sister resorts in Santorini (2 of my personal faves) are offering practically 50% off.  You can get huge suites and private bungalows for about $400 per night.

Who cares about a little economic uncertainty when you can have a private pool?!?!

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Our Clients Love Le Sirenuse

Some honeymooners just got back from Le Sirenuse – hear how they sing its praises…

“Honestly, the trip was the best of our lives. The hotel in Positano was seriously like a fantasy. It was absolutely incredible. We were truly treated like A-list celebrities. We had a blast. We did not even want to return. Our pictures are amazing as well.

Also, on the way back we were upgraded to Economy Plus, which was basically like first class. We were so surprised, and it totally was perfect after leaving a place like Le Sirenuse.

We can not thank you enough. It was amazing. I will be telling the world to use Heather from Classic Travel.”

We are always thrilled to have happy clients. You are welcome!! 🙂 

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No Visa? No Problem!

Another reason to pay a little extra and book a truly luxury hotel is one word – SERVICE! And not just while you are there. A great hotel will take care of their guests before and after they check in.

Our busy VP of Marketing was jetting off to Thailand and at the last minute decided to hit Shanghai before heading home.  The only problem? He was leaving for the airport en route to Bangkok just seconds after his flight to China was purchased – no time to apply for a visa (I told you he is busy!).

He was already booked at the Four Seasons in Bangkok – so he emailed their concierge from the cab on his way to JFK. By the time he arrived at the hotel all of the forms were waiting for him. He simply filled them out and the hotel arranged for his passport pictures to be taken – and he had the visa in his hands the very next day!

Sometimes you really get what you pay for…

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Up and Coming Locales

There are some tried and true vacation destination that never disappoint – but if you are feeling more adventurous maybe one of these up and comers would be better suited for you.   I have recently sent clients to all of these places, and know they will only become more popular in the future.  Head here now and beat the crowds!!

Colombia – the political scene has stabilized and the  hotels are going up fast.  For a great colonial feel and beach access you can’t beat Cartagena. The Sofitel Santa Clara is a great property – and Virtuoso clients receive an upgrade if available, breakfast daily and a spa credit. Take this savings and splurge on a boat trip to the Rosario Islands.  This will be a trip to remember!

Jordan – the ancient civilization of Petra is fast becoming the new Machu Picchu… the ancient ruins everyone wants to check out.  Pair this with the Kempinski resort in Aqaba on the Red Sea and you will have a view into the past and the future.

Laos – this landlocked neighbor of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia never gets the same attention – but we think it is pretty special in its own right. We love the Amantaka in the cultural center of Luang Prabang (the night markets are pretty incredible) and if you make ithere a rafting trip in nearby Vang Vieng is a MUST! 

 

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