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Monday, December 28, 2015

Caribbean & Bermuda Travel Deals Roundup

Ready for a much needed break in the tropics? Here is a roundup of some exciting travel deals. Click on country links below for details on offers. 

Travel Deals

Aruba :: Last minute travel deals 

St. Lucia :: 2016 Lovers "Early Bird" Free Night packages at Jade Mountain Resort

Bahamas Cruise Deals ::  Save on three and four night Bahamas cruises with Royal Caribbean

Western Caribbean Mother's Day Cruise :: Starting from $499 for a Balcony Stateroom on MSC Cruises

Turks and Caicos :: Inaugural Rates ~ Private Beachfront villas at Grace Bay Club

Jamaica :: The Winter Break and Winter Thaw Specials at Half Moon

Barbados :: Winter Escape at Summer Rate at La Maison Michelle villa

Grenada :: The Grenada Chocolate Festival package at Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club includes chocolate facials.

St. Kitts :: The "Red Hot" Winter Sale is on at Timothy Beach Resort.

Antigua :: The Elite Wedding Package is free for couples staing 7 nights or more at Galley Bay Resort & Spa.

St. Thomas, USVI: A complimentary Discover Scuba Diving lesson is included on any of the all-inclusive honeymoon packages at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort.

Bermuda: Book between now and January 7, 2016 to take advantage of the 50% Super Sale at Grotto Bay Beach Resort.

Cayman Islands :: Don Foster's Dive, Cayman: Winter in Cayman Dive package

Trinidad & Tobago :: Limited Time Offer ~ Carnival 2016 package at the Hyatt Regency 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Travel Digest: Picks For The Week Ending 12-12-15

Looking for travel inspiration? Travel Digest is your passport to news, events, diversions, deals and more in New England, The Caribbean & Bermuda.

Poolside at Rosewood Tucker's Point in Bermuda 
Courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Healthy and Local in Nevis [Four Seasons Magazine

Upcoming Caribbean Regattas & Sailing Festivals [Boston Press Suite]

Explore the Connecticut Antiques Trail [Connecticut Office of Tourism]

Enter the Win the Ultimate Vermont Winter Getaway [Vermont Tourism]

Boston-area restaurant awards - See the list of winners on the Boston Globe

American Airlines is launching a new international premium economy in 2016 [Airways Magazine Blog]

The Caribbean's 10 Best All Inclusive Resorts for Golf [Carib Journal]

Warm up with this classic New England clam chowder recipe from the Stonehurst Manor in North Conway, New Hampshire.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Premier Edition: Hospitality Marketing & Sales Jobs in New England

Welcome to the premier edition of Hospitality Marketing & Sales Jobs in New England. We've compiled a list of jobs from the web to help you in your career search. All the best!

Regional Director of Sales & Marketing - The Essex Resort & Spa and the Topnotch Resort (Burlington, VT and Stowe VT respectively)

Director of Sales & Marketing - Hotel Viking (Newport, Rhode Island)

Business Travel Sales Manager - Hilton (Woburn, MA)

Citywide Sales Executive - Marriott International (Medford, MA)

Director of Sales - Waterbury Inn Waterpark & Convention Center (Waterbury, CT)

Sales Manager - Crowne Plaza (Cromwell, CT)

Director of Sales & Marketing - New Castle Hotels & Resorts (Portland, ME)

Director of Marketing - Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

Business Travel & Entertainment Sales Manager - Loews (Boston, MA)

Catering Sales Manager - The Charles Hotel (Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA)

Director of Sales - Interstate Hotels & Resorts (Williston, VT)

Telemarketing Representative - Steele Hill Resorts (Sanbornton, New Hampshire)

Bruce the Moose Mascot - Waterville Valley Resort (Waterville Valley, New Hampshire)

Hotel Sales & Marketing - Baymont Inn & Suites (Branford, CT)

Disclaimer: The jobs listed here are for informational purposes only. No endorsement is made or implied. It is your sole responsibility to research these job offers.  

Travel Digest: Picks for the Week Ending 12-5-15

Looking for travel inspiration? Travel Digest is your passport to news, events, diversions, deals and more in New England, The Caribbean & Bermuda.
Photo courtesy of Berkshire Elegant Country Inns

Maine is in the market for a full-service marketing agency partner [PRWEEK]

Upcoming: Antigua Sailing Week 2016 ~ April 23-29 [Visit event website]

Take the Plunge at Newport's Bodhi Spa (Modeled after a European bathouse). Check out the feature article in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine

Get on board a free catamaran cruise during your stay at these Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean

Three New Hampshire Welcome Centers to Re-open for Winter [New Hampshire Public Radio]

LIAT Airlines Launches New Service From Barbados to Trinidad [View Press Release]

Destination Hotels will take over management of the Cliff House Resort & Spa in Ogunquit, Maine, after the 143-year-old property completes its renovation next summer.[Article: Travel Weekly]

These Bermuda Luxury Homes are in the Spotlight on the Bernews website.

Travel Experiences: 5 Historic Country Inns in the Berkshires

Travel Experiences: 5 Historic Country Inns in the Berkshires

Coastal Living Magazine shared with us this write-up "Nantucket Christmas Stroll Must-Dos this weekend!"

Ready for winter fun? Check out the Tracks Snowshoe Package & Tyrolean Ski Package being offered at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont. [Visit Website]

December is here... and there's no snow in the forecast, but you're probably ready for cozy nights by the fireplace and making your way through airports in winter style.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

GraftonGram Photo Contest: Win a 2 night stay for 2 in Vermont

The Grafton Inn (Grafton, Vermont) invites you to share your favorite fall foliage photos in their Fall GraftonGram Photo Contest for a chance to win a two-night stay with dinner for two at Phelps Barn. Your photos don't have to be from this year, or even taken in Vermont — they just have to be your original photos. The contest is open through October 26, 2015! Click here to enter.on The Grafton Inn's Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of The Grafton Inn


Friday, September 11, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

[Photo] Tropical Resort Decor: Colorful Chairs at Malliouhana, Anguilla AUBERGERESORTS

Photo courtesy of Malliouhana

Paradise beckons... everyone deserves idyllic moments at home or abroad.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Wallace Nutting Exhibition: Works from the Collection of Kenneth & Sharon Lacasse at the Cahoon Museum of American Art on Cape Cod

The Cahoon Museum of American Art announces it has received a loan of works from the collection of Kenneth and Sharon Lacasse of Cape Cod. The collection entails a large selection of bench made Wallace Nutting furniture, Wallace Nutting photographs, iron, books, treenware, and other Wallace Nutting memorabilia.

Wallace Nutting (1861-1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist and antiquarian, primarily known for his hand-colored photographs.  He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. 

Wallace Nutting sought to bring what he believed to be traditional values and aesthetics into contemporary life by preserving old buildings, manufacturing new goods in past styles and creating works of art depicting early American scenes. The upcoming exhibition (August 25-October 11, 2015) will showcase what extraordinary works he created during his lifetime, including photographs, furniture and iron work.

Thursday, August 27, 5:30pm-7:00pm - Opening Reception

Tuesday, September 15, 2:00pm - Gallery Talk by Charles T. Lyle, Executive Director of Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum (Wethersfield CT) who will speak about "Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer"
Tuesday, September 22, 11:00am - Tour of the exhibition by Kenneth and Sharon Lacasse

This exhibition is a collaboration with the Wallace Nutting Collectors Club -- a source for collectors, enthusiasts, educators and historians with an interest in photography, colonial furniture, books, ephemera, pastoral images, visual narratives of colonial life and the Colonial Revival Movement.

For further information, visit www.wallacenutting.org or call
 (508) 428-7581.

The new temporary location of the Cahoon Museum of American Art is located at 30 Bates Rd., Mashpee Commons. Hours are Tuesdays thru Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. 


Discover Cooking Classes in New England

Cooking Classes
in New England

Experience New England's culinary treasures. Add a cooking class to your itinerary and savor the taste of a region brimming with nature's bountiful produce and world-renowned restaruants and chefs. Visit New England Food Adventures for a list of upcoming workshops.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Red Sox Bring Back End of Summer Family Pack Offer for 2015

Red Sox team up with Boston Duck Tours, The Shops at Prudential Center, 

the Prudential Center Garage and Aramark  

to create a family-friendly offer for August 17 - 23 home games

For the third consecutive year, the Red Sox will bring back its popular End of Summer Family Pack promotion to give families the chance to take in Fenway Park one last time before the summer comes to a close.  In partnership with Boston Duck Tours, The Shops at Prudential Center, the Prudential Center Garage, and Aramark, the family friendly package will include many exciting benefits:

* Parking at the Prudential Center Garage 

* Duck Boat rides to and from Fenway Park

* Red Sox activity books for each child under 14

* A variety of seat options from which to choose - Infield Grandstands, Right Field Box, Outfield Grandstands and Bleachers

*New this year, a Hot dog and soda for every ticket in the package

The promotion will run for seven games from Monday, August 17 through Sunday, August 23, when the Red Sox play against the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals.  Additionally, kids age 14 and under attending the August 17 game will take home a commemorative Kids Lunchbox, presented by Kumon.

"We strive to make Fenway Park as accessible as possible for families so that fans of all-ages have the opportunity to attend Red Sox games in-person," said Red Sox Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development Adam Grossman. "This program has been a huge hit with families since it started in 2013. Along with the added convenience of parking and food vouchers, the Duck Boat ride to the ballpark creates a memorable Red Sox experience for the entire family... all included in the price of the ticket."

Ticket package is available for a limited time.  Game times vary.  Ticket prices start at $32.  Orders are limited to 10 tickets per family.  The last Duck Tours ride will leave Fenway Park 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
Fans can purchase tickets at redsox.com/familypacks.


Boston Souvenir Ideas

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Today's Travel Inspiration in Photos

Today's photo journey takes you to Bermuda, Cape Cod, and St. Barths 

Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda - Courtesy of The Bermuda Tourism Authority

"Breakfasts are show stoppers created by our award winning chef." The Bramble Inn on Cape Cod

#BeachThursday Inspiration: Photo courtesy of Le Sereno, 
an intimate beachfront hotel and spa on #StBarths.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Cycling on Water: A New Experience for Guests at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort on St. Lucia

Starting on July 1, 2015, guests at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, will be able to cycle on water.
The resort will become the first in the world to partner with Schiller Bikes and feature their revolutionary S1- a hybrid of a premium bike and a catamaran.

Schiller Bikes is the brainchild of marketing CEO-turned inventor, Judah Schiller, who in 2013 became the first person to ever bike across the San Francisco Bay and Hudson River.

Sugar Beach will feature a special, carbon fiber version of the S1 that is safe and stable in open water, easy to use and 100% human powered. Guests will be able to explore the wonders of Anse des Pitons—the span of water between the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons, an area teeming with marine life, The resort will offer instructed on-the-water classes in addition to making the bikes available for hire.

Website: http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/sugarbeach

Photo courtesy of Viceroy Hotels and Resorts


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Connecticut Open House Day - June 13, 2015

Connecticut residents are invited to discover – and rediscover – the state’s exciting arts, history and tourism offerings with a variety of special incentives, such as discounted or free admission, free gifts or special exhibits and activities during the 11th Annual Open House Day on June 13, 2015. Visit ctvisit.com for more information.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Travel Digest: Picks for the Week Ending 6-6-15

Looking for travel inspiration? Travel Digest is your passport to news, events, diversions, deals and more in New England, The Caribbean & Bermuda.

Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Cape Cod's Best Recipes So You Can Sail Through To Summer With Ease [Cape Cod Magazine]

Maine Event: Kennebunkport Festival ~ Food, Wine, Art Shows ~ June 8-13, 2015 [Visit Website]

Wellness: Sense, a Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands offers an array of Caribbean-inspired treatments. [Read more...]

State officials expect a lucrative Rhode Island Tourist Season [Rhode Island Public Radio]

New Hampshire Tourism Industry Hopes to Attract More International Visitors [NH Public Radio]

Why This Tiny Caribbean Village Is Your Next Culinary Destination -By Alexander Britell [Carib Journal]

St Kitts & Nevis: A New Superyacht Hub [Superyachts.com]

Top 5 Family Attractions in Jamaica [Jamaica Tourism Board Blog]

Top Snorkeling Spots in the Bahamas [Travel + Leisure Magazine]

Beautifully handcrafted glass art is produced by skillful artists at the Dockyard Glassworks studio in Bermuda 

Photo courtesy of Dockyard Glassworks
via @travelmedia on Twitter for #FriFotos


Monday, June 1, 2015

Lobster Recipes for the Summer Grill & More

Discover delicious lobster recipes from Maine and beyond.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Travel Digest: Picks for the Week Ending 5-30-15

Looking for travel inspiration? Travel Digest is your passport to news, events, diversions, deals and more in New England, The Caribbean & Bermuda.

Photo courtesy of Magellan Jets (Boston, MA)
via @travelmedia on Twitter for #FriFotos 

Yachting: Maine in summer, Caribbean in winter with Classic Yacht HERON [View schedule on website] New Hampshire Public TV Documentary: "Mount Washington Cog Railway: Climbing to the Clouds"
The Best Places to Play Tennis in the Caribbean [Virgin Atlantic Blog]
Summer forecast bright for tourist trade [Boston Globe Article]
Destination Weddings rounded up some of the best Kid's Clubs in the Caribbean in a new blog post.

Nantucket Boat Basin is offering special rates for summer and beyond.



Tropical Bliss - Inspiration for Your Island Getaway


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Video of the Day: Louis Vuitton Presents The Spirit of Travel

Photographed on the island of St. Barths in the French West Indies.
Video courtesy of Louis Vuitton via YouTube


Monday, April 6, 2015

Lark Hotels to Unveil New Boutique Hotel In Newport, Rhode Island

This May, Lark Hotels will open freshly painted doors to a bygone age with the introduction of Gilded, the newest boutique property in Lark Hotels’ collection of distinctive New England properties.

The hotel, which will boast 13 rooms and 4 suites, is a cheeky and modern twist on the over-the-top era that brought Vanderbilt and Carnegie to this seaside town. Imagine for a moment a fusion between 2015’s amenities and Gilded Age bejeweled decadence and – voila! – meet Gilded: a place for fun, relaxation, and sipping champagne.

Award-winning, Boston-based interior designer Rachel Reider sought inspiration from rococo, beaux arts, and other popular styles of the era while designing the interiors. A modern mix of ornate mirrors, lacquered surfaces, and gold accents come together to create envelope-pushing d├ęcor unlike anything found in Newport.

We had a lot of fun capturing the essence of this opulent time period and reimagining it for the modern day traveler,” Reider said. “I love rich jewel tones and luxurious fabrics, and Gilded was tailor made for them.”

Beyond the hotel’s lush design, whimsical takes on leisure activities of the Gilded Age will transport guests to another time. Guests can take advantage of the billiards room, complete with a black velvet and white lacquer pool table, and relax in the secluded courtyard with a croquet practice court.

Lifestyle brand vineyard vines®, the official outfitter for all Lark Hotels, will provide coastal chic attire for Gilded staff. The hotel participates in the “On a Lark Club,” which allows guests to accrue points for each stay that can be redeemed for a future stay, exclusive benefits, packages, and experiences.

Both historic and hip, Newport has long been famous for its proximity to the sea and sailing culture, as well as its old world mansions. While the quaint, quintessential charm of the town endures, Newport has also developed a vibrant restaurant, art, and music scene that allows for fun and mischief at every turn.

“Our property, The Attwater, has been a great success in Newport with it’s unconventional take on nautical style,” said Lark Hotels CEO, Rob Blood. “We look forward to guests seeing another classic side of Newport, the Gilded Age, depicted in a fresh and clever way with Gilded.”

To celebrate its grand opening, Gilded will be offering a Grand Opening Special. Guests who stay 2 nights in the first 20 days of May will receive 20% off their room rate, 2 tickets to a tour of The Breakers (the grandest of the mansions), and a chilled bottle of prosecco upon arrival.

For additional information on Gilded, please visit www.gildedhotel.com or call (401) 619­-7758.


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