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    • 2012 Incentive Program ADDITIONAL Recommendations JANUARY 19, 2010
    • Contents (CHANGES FROM ORIGINAL IN CAPS & IN RED)
      • Program Parameters
      • Management Summary – 120 Participants
      • Crossing Boundaries – Guest Survey Recap
      • Destination Option – Miami, Florida
            • Loews South Beach
      • Destination Option – Puerto Rico
            • El Conquistador Resort
      • Destination Option – Eastern Caribbean Cruise (7 Nights)
            • Ship: Celebrity Solstice
      • Destination Option – Eastern Caribbean Cruise (5 Nights)
            • Ship: Celebrity Century
      • Traditional All-Inclusive Resort – Montego Bay, Jamaica
            • Secrets Montego Bay Resort
      • TRADITIONAL ALL-INCLUSIVE – NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
            • SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN SPA RESORT
      • TRADITIONAL ALL – INCLUSIVE – LOS CABOS
            • BARCELO LOS CABOS PALACE DELUXE
      • DESTINATION OPTION – CAP CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
            • SECRETS SANCTUARY CAP CANA (NOW ALL INCLUSIVE)
      • Grand Rapids Flight Analysis ( Projected costs are based on all air in/out DTW; GRR flight details are f.y.i. only)
    • 2012 Program Parameters
      • Geography: Warm, Water and Activities…Florida or Caribbean OR CABO OR BAHAMAS
      • Travel Dates: February 23-27, 2012 or March 1-5, 2012
      • Travel Pattern: In Thursday – Out Monday
      • Type of Destination: Resort or Cruise OR ALL INCLUSIVE
      • Destinations: Miami, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Cruise OR CABO OR BAHAMAS
      • 4 Night Land Program or 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise OR 5 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN OR 4 NIGHT CABO OR BAHAMAS
      • 120 Adult Participants / Based On Double Occupancy (Includes Fremont Staff and Guests)
      • 60 Ocean View Rooms or Concierge Class Staterooms
      • INCLUDING 6 ROOMS FOR MGMT TEAM ONE NITE EARLY ON LAND PROGRAMS
      • Breakfast Daily
      • Group Events: Two Receptions and Dinners (Not Themed)
      • ($75) Cash Dinner Allowances (Excluding Cruise OR ALL INCLUSIVE )
      • INCLUDING ALLOWANCE FOR LIGHTING, SOUND, DJ ENTERTAINMENT
      • Cruise Only: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks Included; Beverages are Not Included
      • FOR THE ALL INCLUSIVES: BFAST,LUNCH, DINNER, SNACKS AND BEVERAGES ARE ALL INCLUDED
      • $300 Per Person Allowance For Hosted Tours, Activities or Shore Excursions
      • Coach Class Scheduled Airfare from Detroit (DTW)
      • AIR FROM GRR IS CURRENTLY ABOUT $60 MORE FOR THE CRUISES, $170 MORE FOR CABO AND NASSAU, $200 MORE FOR SAN JUAN AND $275 MORE FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (SUGGEST WE WAIT TILL CLOSER TO PROGRAM TO DECIDE IF AIR IS GOING TO BE INCLUDED FROM GRR OR JUST FROM DTW)
      • Total Spend of Approximately $500k (projected costs are estimates as of Dec. 2009 AND JAN. 2010 )
      • Qualification Period Ends: November 30, 2011 NOW OCTOBER 31, 2011
      • Decision Deadline: No Later Than January 4, 2010 NOW JANUARY 26, 2010
      • SITE INSPECTION AT COST - COMP HOTEL ALREADY NEGOTIATED - TO BE COMPLETED BY FEBRUARY 25, 2010
    • Weather At-A-Glance 2.4 1.8 74° 85° 73° 84° Eastern Caribbean 2.1 1.9 75° 81° 74° 80° Cap Cana, Dominican Republic 1.0 1.1 60° 81 58° 77° LOS CABOS, MEXICO 1.6 1.7 66 79 65 77 NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS 2.3 1.8 73° 84° 72° 82° Montego Bay, Jamaica 2.5 1.9 74° 85° 73° 84° Western Caribbean 2.4 2.0 MONTHLY PRECIP. (inches) FEBRUARY 83° 75° AVG. HIGH FEBRUARY 71° 64° AVG. LOW FEBRUARY 1.7 72° 84° Fajardo, Puerto Rico 1.8 66° 77° Miami, Florida MONTHLY PRECIP. (inches) MARCH AVG. LOW MARCH AVG. HIGH MARCH DESTINATION
    • Management Summary 120 Participants * Projected costs are before any credits for commission / comps and are based on Feb / Mar 2010 air costs All Inclusive Caribbean Resort OPENING MARCH 2010 $435,000 $3,625 Feb 23-27 or March 1-5 Secrets Montego Bay Resort 4 Montego Bay Five Night Cruise $381,000 $3,175 Feb 27– March 3 Celebrity Century 5 Western Caribbean Cruise New, Mega Ship – Seven Night Caribbean Program $468,000 $3,900 Feb 26 – March 4 Celebrity Solstice 7 Eastern Caribbean Cruise 4 4 # NIGHTS Trendy, South Beach Location $495,000 $4,125 Feb 23-27 or March 1-5 Loews South Beach Miami, Florida Extensive, Self-Contained Resort with Caribbean Allure $492,000 $4,100 Feb 23-27 or March 1-5 El Conquistador Resort Puerto Rico KEY BENEFIT TOTAL PROJECTED COSTS* PER PERSON PROJECTED COSTS DATES IN 2012 HOTEL / SHIP LOCATION
    • Management Summary 120 Participants * Projected costs are before any credits for commission / comps and are based on Feb / Mar 2010 air costs EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD Value for a High End, All Suite, Intimate Caribbean Resort $459,000 $3,825 Feb 23-27 or March 1-5 Sanctuary Cap Cana Resort – NOW A “SECRETS” ALL INCLUSIVE & ALMOST $50,000 LESS EXPENSIVE THAN EARLIER QUOTED… 4 Cap Cana, Dominican Republic NEWLY BUILT (DEC 09) SLEEK ALL SUITE LUXURY RESORT $414,000 $3,450 FEB 23-27 or MARCH 1-5 BARCELO LOS CABOS PALACE DELUXE 4 LOS CABOS LUXURIOUS & SOPHISTICATED– ‘BEST’ IN THE BAHAMAS $510,000 $4,250 FEB 23 – FEB 27 SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN SPA RESORT 4 NASSAU BAHAMAS # NIGHTS KEY BENEFIT TOTAL PROJECTED COSTS* PER PERSON PROJECTED COSTS DATES IN 2012 HOTEL / SHIP LOCATION
    • Highlights of Crossing Boundaries Value Added Inclusions
      • Allowance for Electronic “Postcard” Marketing Campaign (similar to current Mackinac Island Postcard Campaign)
      • One Program Manager to Handle all Pre-Program Operations
      • Three Onsite Trip Directors On Program
      • Custom Built Website and Online Registration Form
      • Custom Built Online Survey (Post-Program)
      • Air Support Staff Monitoring Flights and Assisting Passengers on Travel Days
      • Any Commissions / Comps Returned to Client Post Program
      • Post Program Reconciliation – All Breakage Returned to Client
    • Crossing Boundaries Incentive Programs Guest Survey Recap – 2006 to 2009 0.2% 1.5% 98.3% Rate your overall experience: 0.2% 1.4% 98.4% What was your overall impression of the onsite services of Crossing Boundaries staff? 0.2% 2.3% 97.5% What was your overall impression of the trip document holders and tour booklet? 0.2% 3.8% 96.0% What was your overall impression of the trip website and online registration form? Fair / Poor Good Excellent / Very Good Survey Question
    • Destination Option: Miami, Florida
        • Destination Overview
        • Sample “Air” Plan
        • Recommended Resorts
          • Loews South Beach
        • Activities & Tours
        • Projected Costs
        • Pros & Cons
    • Miami, Florida Overview
        • South Beach
          • Southern Tip of the Island of Miami Beach
          • Historic, Art Deco District (Largest Art-Deco Architecture Collection in World)
          • Nonstop and Vibrant Nightlife
          • Upscale Boutique Shops
          • People Watching
          • Hip and Fashionable
        • Miami Beach & Miami
          • Miami Beach Area is “Old” and “Classic” Miami
          • Cosmopolitan with a “Latin American” Feel without Leaving the U.S.
          • Long, and Bustling Beach Areas
          • Shoppers Paradise…Both Boutiques and Upscale Department Stores
    • Miami Sample Air Plan
      • Destination Airport: Miami / Transfer Time : 30 to 40 minutes
      • Scheduled Flights, Coach Class
      • Airlines Serving Miami-MIA Include All Major U.S. Airlines
      • Sample Itinerary (Based on schedule/fares available in Fall 2009 for February / March 2010):
      Note: There are also schedules on DL and AA (non-stop) that would allow for an afternoon departure from DTW (late afternoon or evening arrival). 3:05 3:00 3:07 3:05 Duration (Hours: Minutes) Nonstop 738 9:35am 6:35am Miami Detroit American Nonstop 320 10:35am 7:30am Miami Detroit Delta Nonstop 738 1:25pm 10:20am Detroit Miami American Nonstop 320 2:32pm 11:25am Detroit Miami Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • Hotel Option: Loews South Beach February 23 - 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012
        • Ratings: AAA 4-Diamond; Forbes 4-Star ( formerly Mobil )
        • 18 Miles (30 – 40 min transfer) from Miami Airport
        • In the Heart of South Beach, Among Shops and Restaurants and Nightlife
        • Resort Includes an Historic Art Deco Building Along with an 18 Floor, Contemporary-style Tower
        • 790 Rooms and Suites
          • Based on: 60 Run of House Partial Ocean View Rooms
        • 6 Restaurants Including One Celebrity Chef: Emeril’s Miami Beach
        • Beachfront Location w/ Stunning Views From Rooms
        • 23,000 sq. ft. Elemis Spa and Fitness Center
        • Ocean-Front Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi and Direct Access to Beach
    • Miami, Florida Activities (Examples)
        • Art Deco History & Architecture Tours
        • Numerous Museums or Mansion Tours
        • Monkey Jungle & Research Center
        • Everglades Airboat Tours
        • Snorkeling / Water Sports
        • Deep Sea Fishing Excursions
        • Pro Sporting Events
        • South Beach Activities
        • -High-End Boutique Shopping Tours
        • - Evening Nightclub Events
    • Miami, Florida Projected Costs* 120 Participants * Projected costs are before any credits for commission / comps (EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT $95 PP, OR $11,400 IN TOTAL) and are based on Feb / Mar 2010 air costs Rooms at the Loews are $339 per room, per day, before taxes (13%.) February 23 - 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012 $495,000 $4,125 Dates Proposed Program Cost Per Person Cost Loews
    • Miami, Florida Pros & Cons
      • Pros
      • Easy In & Out Air Service from DTW
      • A “Latin American” Feel Without Leaving the U.S.
      • Chic, Sophisticated and Cosmopolitan
      • Good Fit for “Young” (or “Young at Heart”) Agents and Guests
      • Lots of Nightlife Options
      • Adult Oriented Environment
      • South Beach Has Strong “Incentive” Appeal
      • CITY HOTEL WITH TYPICAL SECURITY
      • Cons
      • While the Weather May be “Warm”…It May Not Be “Hot”
      • Participants May Have Been to Miami Before
      • High Season…It Could be Busy Everywhere in the Miami Area
      • Beaches Might Be Crowded -Not “Remote and Quiet”
      • South Beach – Too “Edgy?”
    • Destination Option: Puerto Rico
        • Destination Overview
        • Sample “Air” Plan
        • Recommended Hotel
          • El Conquistador Resort
        • Activities & Tours
        • Projected Costs
        • Pros & Cons
    • Puerto Rico Overview
        • Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory and Uses the U.S. Dollar
        • No Passports Required for U.S. Citizens
        • World Famous Beaches with Warm Turquoise Waters and Soft Yellow Sand
        • The Island of Puerto Rico Has a Large Array of Natural Sites (Only Tropical Rain Forest in U.S.)
        • Historic Old San Juan is an Hour Away from the Resort
    • San Juan Sample Air Plan
      • Destination Airport: San Juan / Transfer Time to Resort: 60 - 70 minutes
      • Scheduled Flights, Coach Class
      • Airlines Serving San Juan Include All Major US Airlines
      • Sample Itinerary (Based on schedule/fares available in the Fall 2009 for February / March 2010):
      Note: Only one non-stop daily between Detroit and San Juan; One-stop service provided by Delta (via ATL), by US Airways (via PHL) by American (via MIA or ORD) by Spirit (via FLL). There are several one-stop options that allow for an afternoon departure from DTW (evening arrival). 5:04 4:53 Duration (Hours: Minutes) Nonstop 320 2:32pm 8:40am San Juan Detroit Delta Nonstop 320 7:29pm 3:25pm Detroit San Juan Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • Hotel Option: El Conquistador Resort February 23 - 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012
        • Ratings: AAA 4-Diamond; Forbes 3-Star (formerly Mobil)
        • 36 Miles (60 – 70 min) from San Juan Airport in the Coastal Town of Fajardo, P.R. (Northeastern Tip of Puerto Rico)
        • Part of The Waldorf Astoria Hotels Collection
        • Sprawling YET ISOLATED AND SECURE 500 Acre Resort Comprising Five Villages, Cliff Top to Seaside
        • 985 Rooms and Suites
          • Based on: 60 Ocean View Run of House Rooms ( CLIENT CHOICE OF WING - All with Balcony)
        • 23 Restaurants & Lounges
        • Hotel Amenities Include a Private Beach (7 MINUTE BOAT RIDE) , Private Island (WITH BAR AND RESTAURANT) , Golden Door Spa, Casino, Extensive Water Park (WITH BAR AND RESTAURANT) , Onsite Golf and Two Private Marinas
    • Puerto Rico Activities (Examples)
      • Near Resort:
      • Yunque Rainforest Tours (Only Tropical Rain Forest in the U.S.)
      • ATV Guided Tour and Ride
      • Horseback Riding
      • Golf & Spa
      • Water Park, Fishing, Snorkeling, Kayaking
      • In San Juan:
      • Guided Tours of Old San Juan Historic Sites
      • Bacardi Rum Tour & Tasting
      • Museums and Culture Tours
    • Puerto Rico Projected Costs* 120 Participants Rooms at the El Conquistador Resort are $279 per room, per night before taxes (11%) and resort fee ($30 per room, per day.) * Projected costs are before any credits for commission / comps (EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT $85 PP, OR $10,200 IN TOTAL) and are based on Feb / Mar 2010 air costs February 23 - 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012 $492,000 $4,100 Dates Proposed Program Cost Per Person Cost El Conquistador
    • Puerto Rico Pros & Cons
      • Pros
      • U.S. Dollar
      • Allure of “Foreign” Travel without leaving the United States…and no Passports
      • Combines Old World History with a Modern Resort
      • U.S.-Style Infrastructure
      • Resort is a Mega-Property with Everything There: Private Island, Casino, Golf, Water Park, Etc.
      • Nonstop Flight from Detroit Available
      • Caribbean Location
      • SECURE HOTEL IN ITS ISOLATION… HOST TO NATIONAL GOVERNORS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION WHICH REQUIRED THE UTMOST IN SECURITY
      • Cons
      • 60 to 70 Minute Airport Transfers from San Juan Airport
      • Resort is One Hour from Old San Juan
      • Spanish is Primary Language…Even Though English Widely Spoken
      • Five Hour Flight Time
      • Airfares for Caribbean Tend to be Volatile
    • Destination Option: Eastern Caribbean Cruise (7 Nights) – Celebrity Solstice
        • Sample “Air” Plan
        • Ship Details
        • Itinerary
          • Ft Lauderdale - San Juan - St. Thomas
          • St. Maarten - Ft. Lauderdale
        • Ports-of-Call Overview
        • Shore Excursions
        • Projected Costs
        • Pros & Cons
    • Ft. Lauderdale Sample Air Plan
      • Destination Airport: Ft. Lauderdale / Transfer Time to Port: 10 - 15 Minutes
      • Scheduled Flights, Coach Class
      • Airlines Serving Ft. Lauderdale Include Most Major US Airlines
      • Sample Itinerary (Based on schedule/fares available in the Fall 2009 for February / March 2010):
      Note: There is one additional DL nonstop flight that would allow adequate time to make the ship’s sailing…there are connecting flights. 4:10pm 10:35am 3:00 2:57 3:09 3:09 Duration (Hours: Minutes) Nonstop 319 1:32pm Ft. Lauderdale Detroit Spirit Nonstop 757 11:49am 8:40am Ft. Lauderdale Detroit Delta Nonstop 319 7:10pm Detroit Ft. Lauderdale Spirit Nonstop 320 2:14pm 11:05am Detroit Ft. Lauderdale Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • Celebrity Solstice – Ship Details February 26 – March 4, 2012
        • Total Passengers: 2,852
        • Maiden Voyage: December 2008
        • Based on: 60 C3-V Concierge Class Staterooms
        • Inspired Design
          • This New Ship Was Created by the World’s Foremost
          • Ship Designers, Stylists and Architects
        • Facilities Onboard Include:
          • Lawn Club - A Manicured Lawn (Real Grass) on Deck
          • Four Different Specialty Restaurants: Blu ,
          • Murano , Silk Harvest and Tuscan Grille. Plus the
          • Grand Epernay Dining Room and 24 Hour Room Service
          • AquaSpa by Elemis (2 Story Spa with Persian Garden Aromatherapy Steam Room)
    • Celebrity Solstice – Ship Details Continued
        • About the Concierge Class Staterooms:
          • 192 Sq. Ft. Stateroom with 53 Sq. Ft. Veranda
          • Staterooms are 15% Larger Than Other Ships in the Same Class
          • Upgraded Amenities
        • Entertainment & Enrichment:
          • Five Relaxing, Intimate Clubs
          • Celebrity Central - The Versatile Showroom is the Perfect Destination to Catch a Late Night Comedy Show, Live Musical Performances, or a First Run Movie
          • Casino
    • Celebrity Solstice – Concierge Level Details
        • Concierge Level Upgrade Amenities Include:
          • Early Embarkation & Disembarkation
          • Priority Check-In and Luggage Delivery
          • Welcome Bottle of Champagne & Fresh Fruit
          • Flowers Upon Arrival
          • Oversized, Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels
          • Plush Frette Bathrobes
          • Restaurant Seating Preferences
          • Evening hors d’oeuvres Nightly
          • Expanded Room Service Breakfast Menu
          • VIP Invitations to Events
          • And More…
        • :
    • Cruise Option: Celebrity Solstice Itinerary At Sea March 2 7:00am Ft. Lauderdale March 4 At Sea March 3 6:00pm 8:00am Philipsburg, St. Maarten March 1 6:00pm 8:00am Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas February 29 10:00pm 2:00pm San Juan, P.R. February 28 At Sea February 27 4:30pm Ft. Lauderdale February 26 Depart Arrive Port Date
    • Ports-of-Call Overview San Juan - St. Thomas - St. Maarten
        • San Juan is as tropical as any other Caribbean port, but with fun-loving Latin locals and a modern U.S. infrastructure. The city is foreign, yet familiar.
        • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas , named for a Danish Queen, is the island’s main port and is full of white and pastel houses sprinkled against a background of emerald hills.
        • Philipsburg, St. Maarten is a bustling and vibrant port with quaint shops, cafes, and island charm. The port offers traditional West Indian architecture, with pastel-colored houses with verandas looking out over the street.
    • Ports-of-Call Shore Excursions (Examples)
      • San Juan, Puerto Rico
        • Guided Tours of Old San Juan Historic Sites
        • Yunque Rainforest Tours
        • Bacardi Rum Tour & Tasting
        • ATV Guided Tour and Ride
      • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
        • Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Combo
        • Parasailing
        • St. John Excursion – Ferry & Hike
        • Charlotte Amalie Guided Walking Tour
      • Philipsburg, St. Maarten
        • America’s Cop Regatta
        • Captain Morgan Sail & Snorkel
        • Philipsburg Segway Tour
        • Treetop Zip Line Adventure
    • Celebrity Solstice Projected Costs* February 26 – March 4, 2012 * Projected costs are before credits for commission / comps (EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT $150 PP OR $18,000 IN TOTAL) . Costs include all meals/snacks and exclude alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Airfare is based on Feb / Mar 2010 air costs . $468,000 $3,900 Program Costs Per Person Costs Celebrity Solstice ( 7 Night Cruise )
    • Celebrity Solstice Pros & Cons
      • Pros
      • Convenient Air Access to Ft. Lauderdale and Quick Airport to Port Transfers
      • A Broader Caribbean Experience
      • Seven Nights vs. Five; Agents Qualify for a “Bigger” Trip
      • New, Showcase, Modern Ship
      • Value – A Lot for the Money
      • Something for Everyone
      • Entertainment Included
      • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks Daily
      • Three Full Days At Sea (Time is Your Own)
      • Spacious Cabins
      • FULL STAFF OF ONBOARD SECURITY 24 HOURS A DAY
      • Cons
      • Group Would be 120 Among a Total of 2,800 Passengers
      • Three Ports – 28 Hours Total On Land
      • Three Full Days At Sea
      • Scheduling Arrival Day Of Direct to Ship Creates Potential Risk
      • Passports Required
    • Destination: Western Caribbean Cruise (5 Nights) Ship: Celebrity Century
        • Sample Air Plan
        • Ship Details
        • Itinerary
          • Miami- Roatan (Honduras)- Cozumel-Miami
        • Ports-of-Call
        • Shore Excursions
        • Projected Costs
        • Pros & Cons
    • Miami Sample Air Plan
      • Destination Airport: Miami / Transfer Time : 30 to 40 minutes
      • Scheduled Flights, Coach Class
      • Airlines Serving Miami-MIA Include All Major U.S. Airlines
      • Sample Itinerary (Based on schedule/fares available in Fall 2009 for February / March 2010):
      Note: There are no additional non-stops that would allow for an afternoon departure from DTW. 3:05 3:00 3:07 3:05 Duration (Hours: Minutes) Nonstop 738 9:35am 6:35am Miami Detroit American Nonstop 320 10:35am 7:30am Miami Detroit Delta Nonstop 738 1:25pm 10:20am Detroit Miami American Nonstop 320 2:32pm 11:25am Detroit Miami Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • Celebrity Century – Ship Details February 27 – March 3, 2012
        • Total Passengers: 1,814
        • Maiden Voyage: December 1995
        • Based on: 60 C2-O Concierge Class Staterooms
        • Ship Had a $55M Renovation in 2006
        • Facilities Onboard Include:
          • Two-Story Theatre with Movies and Live Shows
          • Adults-Only Pool and a Separate “Kids/Family” Pool
          • Wide Array of Restaurants and Lounges Including the Sushi Café , Cova Café , The Grand (Main Dining Room) and Murano (the Sleek, Specialty Restaurant
    • Celebrity Century – Ship Details Continued
        • About the Concierge Class Staterooms:
          • 175 Sq. Ft. Stateroom with 44 Sq. Ft. Veranda
          • Renovated in 2006
          • Upgraded Amenities
        • Entertainment & Enrichment:
          • Numerous Bars & Lounges Offering Live Entertainment
          • Celebrity Theater - The Showroom Has Nightly Movies, Concerts or Live Performances.
          • Golf Simulator
          • Casino
    • Celebrity Century – Concierge Level Details
        • Concierge Level Upgraded Amenities Include:
          • Early Embarkation & Disembarkation
          • Priority Check-In and Luggage Delivery
          • Welcome Bottle of Champagne & Fresh Fruit
          • Flowers Upon Arrival
          • Oversized, Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels
          • Plush Frette Bathrobes
          • Restaurant Seating Preferences
          • Evening hors d’oeuvres Nightly
          • Expanded Room Service Breakfast Menu
          • VIP Invitations to Events
          • And More…
        • :
    • Cruise Option: Celebrity Century Itinerary 7:00am Miami March 3 6:00pm 8:00am At Sea March 2 6:00pm 10:00am Cozumel, Mexico March 1 5:00pm 9:00am Roatan, Honduras February 29 At Sea February 28 5:00pm Miami February 27 Depart Arrive Port Date
    • Ports-of-Call Overview Roatan - Cozumel
        • Roatan is a Caribbean island that is part of Honduras. The island has blue skies, clear turquoise water, lush forests, white sand beaches and dramatic rocky shores. A perfect get-away.
        • The island of Cozumel is 12 miles off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. For years, Cozumel was a quiet island with few visitors until Jacques Cousteau did a documentary on it in the 1960’s. Today, it is a vibrant and exciting port-of-call.
    • Ports-of-Call Shore Excursions (Examples)
      • Roatan, Honduras
        • Swim with Dolphins Excursion
        • Eco-Hike and West End Village Tour
        • Glass Bottom Boat Excursion
        • Catamaran & Gumbalimpa Park Tour
      • Cozumel, Mexico
        • Reef Snorkel Tour
        • ATV on the Beach Adventure
        • Glass bottom Kayak and Beach Excursion
        • Cozumel Hiking Adventure
    • Celebrity Century Projected Costs* February 27 – March 3, 2012 *Projected costs are before credits for commission / comps (EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT $100 PP, OR 12,000 IN TOTAL) . Costs include all meals/snacks and exclude alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Airfare is based on Feb / Mar 2010 air costs . $381,000 $3,175 Program Costs Per Person Costs Celebrity Century ( 5 Night Cruise )
    • Celebrity Century Pros & Cons
      • Pros
      • Convenient Air Access to Miami
      • Value – A Lot for the Money
      • Something for Everyone
      • Entertainment Included
      • Two Full Days At Sea (Time on Your Own)
      • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks Daily
      • FULL STAFF OF ONBOARD SECURITY 24 HOURS A DAY
      • Cons
      • Group Would be 120 Among 1,800 Passengers
      • Older, Less Trendy Ship (Ship will be 17 years old in 2012)
      • Included Ports are Both “Beach / Snorkel”-type
      • Two Ports – 16 Hours On Land
      • Two Full Days At Sea
      • Scheduling Arrival Day Of Direct to Ship Creates Potential Risk
      • Passports Required
    • Destination: Montego Bay, Jamaica Traditional All-Inclusive Resort
        • Destination Overview
        • Sample “Air” Plan
        • Recommended Hotel
          • Secrets Montego Bay
        • Activities & Tours
        • Projected Costs
        • Pros & Cons
    • Montego Bay, Jamaica Overview
        • Known Affectionately as “MoBay” to Locals and Regular Visitors
        • Christopher Columbus was the First European “Tourist” in 1494
        • The Area’s Beaches Offer the Island’s Best Waters for Swimming and Water Sports Because of the Protective Bay
        • Historic Mansions Throughout the Coastal Mountains, Offering a Unique Opportunity to Explore the Island’s Colonial Heritage
        • Visitors Focused on Bringing Home an Authentic Jamaican Souvenir will Enjoy Investigating the Wares of Montego Bay's Street Markets
    • Montego Bay Sample Air Plan
      • Destination Airport: Montego Bay / Transfer Time to Resort: 30 to 40 minutes
      • Scheduled Flights, Coach Class
      • Airlines Serving Montego Include Most Major U.S. Airlines
      • Sample Itinerary (Based on schedule/fares available in the Fall 2009 for February / March 2010):
      Note: Only one non-stop daily between Detroit and Montego Bay; One-stop service provided by Delta (via ATL) by US Airways (via CLT) by American (via MIA) by Spirit (via FLL). There are one-stop options that allow for an afternoon departure from DTW (evening arrival). 4:16 4:13 Duration (Hours: Minutes) Nonstop 320 2:28pm 10:15am Montego Bay Detroit Delta Nonstop 320 7:44pm 3:28pm Detroit Montego Bay Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • Hotel Option: Secrets Montego Bay Resort February 23 - 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012
        • Rating: 5- Star (Jamaican Rating System)
        • 20 Miles (30 - 40 min) from Montego Bay Airport
        • All-Inclusive, Adults-Only, Beachfront Resort Consisting of Two Properties. The British Colonial Style (St. James) and the “Island” Style (Wild Orchid)
        • 350 Luxurious Suites (All with Patio or Balcony) ON EACH SIDE OF RESORT
        • Based on:
          • 60 Oceanview Junior Suites (may be either property)
        • 14 Restaurants & Lounges
        • All Inclusive Package Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Wide Selection of Beverages, Including Alcohol, Entertainment, Non-Motorized Water Sports and Beach Activities, and More…
    • Montego Bay, Jamaica Activities (Examples)
      • Spirit of Reggae - Bob Marley Tour
      • Mountain Valley Rafting
      • ATV Tours on Beach
      • Zip-Line Adventures
      • Plantation Tours
      • Golf & Spa
    • Montego Bay, Jamaica Projected Costs* March 1 - 5, 2012 or February 23 - 27, 2012 Junior Suites at the Secrets Montego Bay are $283 per person, ($566 per room), per night inclusive of taxes. * Projected costs are before any credits for commission / comps (EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT $80 PP, OR $9,600 IN TOTAL) and are based on Feb / Mar 2010 air costs February 23 - 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012 $435,000 $3,625 Dates Proposed Program Cost Per Person Cost Secrets Montego Bay Resort
    • Montego Bay, Jamaica Pros & Cons
      • Pros
      • All Inclusive – Fixed Cost in USD (The local currency is the Jamaican Dollar)
      • No Need to Leave Property
      • New Property (Opens Mid-2010)
      • Jr. Suites
      • Adults Only
      • Nonstop Flight Available from Detroit
      • In Sync with Previous Fremont Program Formats
      • NEW GM PROMISES VERY STRONG SECURITY ON BEACHES AND ELSEWHERE
      • Cons
      • Little “Cultural” Exposure at Resort
      • Outside Resort District, the Area is “Third World”
      • Aggressive Vendors and Crime Problem (Perceived or Real); Outside of Resort Area
      • Airfares for Caribbean Tend to be Volatile
      • Too Similar to Previous Fremont Programs?
    • Destination Option: NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
        • Destination Overview
        • Sample “Air” Plan
        • Recommended Resort
          • SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN SPA RESORT
        • Activities & Tours
        • Projected Costs
        • Pros & Cons
    • NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS OVERVIEW
          • Over 700 Islands Make Up the Country of The Bahamas
          • The Country Gets its Name from the Spanish Word “ baja mar ” (shallow sea)
          • Nassau, the Capital, is Known for its Colorful Straw Market and Vibrant (though touristy) Shopping District
          • While Technically not in the Caribbean (due to its Atlantic Ocean location), the islands of The Bahamas are a Popular Get-Away for U.S. Travelers (passports required)
    • NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS SAMPLE AIR PLAN
      • Destination Airport: Nassau Airport to Resort: 20 - 25 Minutes
      • Scheduled Flights, Coach Class
      • Airlines Serving Nassau Include Most Major U.S. Airlines
      • Sample Itinerary (Based on schedule/fares available in January 2010 for February / March 2010):
      Note: There are also schedules on DL and US or AA that would allow for a late morning or afternoon departure from DTW. 5:08 5:40 Duration (Hours: Minutes) 757 1:43pm 11:22am Atlanta Nassau Delta 1-Stop 757 8:38am 6:15am Atlanta Detroit Delta 1-Stop 320 4:40pm 2:45pm Detroit Atlanta Delta 757 11:55am 9:40am Nassau Atlanta Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • Hotel Option: SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN SPA RESORT - February 23 - 27, 2012
        • Ratings: AAA 4-Diamond
        • 10 Miles (20 – 25 min transfer) from Nassau Airport
        • Located on Nassau’s Renowned Cable Beach
        • A Luxurious, All-Inclusive Resort Minutes Away from Nassau’s Top Attractions and Shopping
        • 408 Rooms and Suites
          • Based on: 60 Run of Ocean View Rooms
        • Over 10 Restaurants and Lounges
        • Beachfront Location w/ Stunning Views From Rooms
        • Over 10,000 sq. ft. of the Islands Most Impressive Pools
    • NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS ACTIVITIES (Examples)
        • Deep Sea Fishing
        • Boating & Sailing
        • Cultural / Colonial Tours
        • Botanical Garden Tours
        • A Variety of Water Sports
        • Casino Gambling
        • Golf & Spa
    • NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS PROJECTED COSTS* 120 Participants * Projected costs are before any credits for commission / comps (ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT $125 PP, OR $15,000 IN TOTAL) and are based on Feb / Mar 2010 air costs ROOMS AT THE SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN RESORT ARE $875 PER ROOM PER DAY, INCLUDING TAXES. February 23 - 27, 2012 $510,000 $4,250 Dates Proposed Program Cost Per Person Cost Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort
    • NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS PROS & CONS
      • Pros
      • RECOGNIZED ALL INCLUSIVE BRAND NAME
      • NICE BEACHES
      • CLOSER THAN CARIBBEAN
      • Cons
      • DESTINATION FOR MASS TOURISM
      • TOURISTY
      • ATTITUDE OF LOCALS
      • POSSIBLE SECURITY ISSUES IN CROWDED AREAS OUTSIDE RESORT
    • Destination Option: LOS CABOS, MEXICO
        • Destination Overview
        • Sample “Air” Plan
        • Recommended Resort
          • BARCELO LOS CABOS PALACE DELUXE
        • Activities & Tours
        • Projected Costs
        • Pros & Cons
    • LOS CABOS, MEXICO OVERVIEW
          • Spectacular Scenery - Overlooking the Sea of Cortes
          • The Chance to Fish (Catch and Release) the Elusive Marlin
          • Some of the Best Whale Watching Opportunities in North America
          • Warm & Sunny Weather
    • LOS CABOS, MEXICO SAMPLE AIR PLAN
      • Destination Airport: Los Cabos Airport to Resort: 20 - 25 Minutes
      • Scheduled Flights, Coach Class
      • Airlines Serving Los Cabos Include Most Major U.S. Airlines
      • Sample Itinerary (Based on schedule/fares available in January 2010 for February / March 2010):
      Note: There are also schedules on DL and MX or AA that would allow for a late morning or afternoon departure from DTW. 6:44 7:36 Duration (Hours: Minutes) 757 7:52pm 11:50am Atlanta Los Cabos Delta 1-Stop 320 8:22am 7:15am Minneapolis Detroit Delta 1-Stop 320 10:44pm 8:45pm Detroit Atlanta Delta 320 12:51pm 9:15am Los Cabos Minneapolis Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • Hotel Option: BARCELO LOS CABOS PALACE DELUXE February 23 - 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012
        • Ratings: AAA 4-Diamond
        • 10 Miles (20 – 25 min transfer) from Los Cabos Airport
        • Brand New, Sleek, Beachfront Resort
        • All-Inclusive Resort In the Heart of the Golden Zone in San Jose del Cabo
        • 619 Suites (The Resort is All Suites)
          • Based on: 60 Ocean View Suites
        • Over 8 Restaurants and Lounges
    • LOS CABOS, MEXICO ACTIVITIES (Examples)
        • Deep Sea Fishing
        • Swimming With The Dolphins
        • Horseback Riding On The Beach
        • Medano Beach Kayaking Tour
        • Epicurean Cooking Class
        • Tropicat Snorkel Tour
        • Golf & Spa
    • LOS CABOS, MEXICO PROJECTED COSTS* 120 Participants * Projected costs are before any credits for commission / comps (EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT $70 PP, OR $8,400 IN TOTAL) and are based on Feb / Mar 2010 air costs ROOMS AT THE BARCELO LOS CABOS PALACE DELUXE RESORT ARE $462 PER ROOM, PER DAY, INCLUDING TAXES. February 23 - 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012 $414,000 $3,450 Dates Proposed Program Cost Per Person Cost Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe
    • LOS CABOS, MEXICO PROS & CONS
      • Pros
      • POPULAR INCENTIVE DESTINATION
      • NEW RESORT – OPENED IN DEC 09
      • 5 MINUTES FROM SAN JOSE DEL CABO
      • GENERALLY GOOD WEATHER
      • GREAT WHALE WATCHING
      • Cons
      • CANNOT SWIM IN SEA OF CORTEZ
      • 25 MINUTES FROM CABO SAN LUCAS
    • Destination Option: Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
        • Destination Overview
        • Sample “Air” Plan
        • Recommended Hotel
          • Sanctuary Cap Cana Resort
        • Activities & Tours
        • Projected Costs
        • Pros & Cons
    • Cap Cana, Dominican Republic Overview
        • In the Caribbean Sea, Southeast of Cuba, the Dominican Republic Comprises about Half of the Island of Hispaniola
        • Golden or White Sand Beaches Shaded by Palm Trees and Crystalline Waters
        • Shopping: from Local Vendors Selling Local Crafts to Well Known International Brands
        • Natural Attractions to Explore Such as Caves and Rainforests
        • Sun and Warm Weather All Year Round
    • Dominican Republic Sample Air Plan
      • Destination Airport: Punta Cana / Transfer Time to Resort: 15 to 20 minutes
      • Scheduled Flights, Coach Class
      • Airlines Serving Punta Cana Include Most Major US Airlines
      • Sample Itinerary (Based on schedule/fares available in the Fall 2009 for February / March 2010):
      Note: No non-stop flights between Detroit and Punta Cana; There are additional one-stop options on AA (via MIA) US (via CLT) CO (via EWR) that allow for an afternoon departure from DTW (evening arrival). One-Stop 320 6:30 8:50am 7:05am Philadelphia Detroit US Airways 320 2:35pm 9:45am Punta Cana Philadelphia US Airways One-Stop M80 7:03 2:18pm 9:40am Punta Cana Atlanta Delta One-Stop M80 8:03 6:10pm 3:10pm Atlanta Punta Cana Delta 757 8:38am 6:15am Atlanta Detroit Delta 7:34 Duration (Hours: Minutes) 320 6:51pm 3:50pm Philadelphia Punta Cana US Airways One-Stop 320 10:24pm 8:35pm Detroit Philadelphia US Airways 757 10:13pm 8:15pm Detroit Atlanta Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • Hotel Option: Sanctuary Cap Cana Resort February 23 – 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012
        • Rating: 5- Star (Dominican Rating System)
        • SECURE, GATED COMMUMITY
        • 8 Miles (15-20 min) from Punta Cana Airport
        • Located in Cap Cana, on the Eastern Coast of Dominican Republic
        • All-Suite, Beachfront Resort – NOW AN ALL INCLUSIVE “SECRETS” AS OF JAN 1, 2010
        • 176 Spacious Suites All with Patio or Balcony
        • Based on:
          • 60 Oceanview Junior Suites
        • 8 Restaurants & Lounges
        • Hotel Amenities: Golf, Spa, Four Specialty Restaurants, Private Beach and Access to Tee Times at Punta Espada Golf Course
    • Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf & Spa Resort Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
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    • Cap Cana, Dominican Republic Activities (Examples)
      • - Snorkeling
      • - “Cultural” Safari
      • - ATV Tours on Beach
      • - Zip-Line Adventure
      • - Speed Boats
      • - Golf & Spa
    • Cap Cana, Dominican Republic Projected Costs* February 23 - 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012 JUNIOR SUITES AT THE SANCTUARY CAP CANA RESORT ARE NOW INCLUSIVE AND NET OF COMMISSIONS. AS WE HAVE NEGOTIATED RATES THAT ARE NEARLY $200 LESS PER NIGHT THAN REGULAR RATES, THE HOTEL WILL NOT LET US MAKE THE RATES PUBLIC. * AS THE RATES ARE NET, THERE WILL NOT BE A COMMISSION CREDIT AT THE END OF THIS PROGRAM. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS $400 LESS PP THAN IT WAS IN DECEMBER – A SAVINGS TO FREMONT OF NEARLY $50,000. Air is based on Feb / Mar 2010 air costs February 23 - 27, 2012 or March 1 - 5, 2012 $459,000 $3,825 Dates Proposed Program Cost Per Person Cost Sanctuary Cap Cana4
    • Cap Cana, Dominican Republic Pros & Cons
      • Pros
      • Destination of High Interest (Many Have Not Been There)
      • Small, Intimate Resort; Beneficial to Networking
      • Costs Locked in USD (The local currency is the Dominican Peso )
      • Beautiful, White Sand Beach
      • Relaxing
      • Great Value for Luxury Type Accommodations (Jr. Suite)
      • PGA Tour Golf Course At Hand
      • Interesting Island Activities
      • EXTREMELY SECURE RESORT
      • Cons
      • Little “Cultural” Exposure at Resort
      • Outside Cap Cana, Area is “Third World”
      • Cap Cana Area is Not Fully Developed / Built Out
      • SECRETS IS “NEW” TO THIS RESORT AND IS JUST NOW BEING ESTABLISHED
      • Flights Require a Connection
      • Seven Hours from DTW to Punta Cana
      • Airfares for Caribbean Tend to be Volatile
    • Grand Rapids – Sample Flight Itineraries
    • Grand Rapids – Sample Flight Itineraries Not Budgeted - Informational Only Miami, Florida (Also for Celebrity Century ) ERJ 6:05pm 4:55pm Grand Rapids Atlanta Delta One-Stop M80 5:10 3:59pm 1:05pm Atlanta Miami Delta 5:10 Duration (Hours: Minutes) One-Stop ERJ 7:42am 6:35am Cincinnati Grand Rapids Delta M80 11:45am 9:05am Miami Cincinnati Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • Grand Rapids – Sample Flight Itineraries Not Budgeted - Informational Only Punta Cana, Dominican Republic San Juan, Puerto Rico CRJ 10:37pm 8:35pm Grand Rapids Atlanta Delta One-Stop 757 7:17 7:28pm 4:20pm Atlanta San Juan Delta Note Equip. Duration (Hours: Minutes) Arrive Depart Destination City Airline One-Stop CRJ 7:03 8:35am 6:15am Atlanta Grand Rapids Delta M80 2:18pm 9:40am Punta Cana Atlanta Delta 8:24 7:14 Duration (Hours: Minutes) 757 6:10pm 3:10pm Atlanta Punta Cana Delta One-Stop CRJ 8:35am 6:15am Atlanta Grand Rapids Delta One-Stop CRJ 10:37pm 8:35pm Grand Rapids Atlanta Delta 757 2:29pm 9:45am San Juan Atlanta Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • Grand Rapids – Sample Flight Itineraries Not Budgeted - Informational Only Montego Bay, Jamaica Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (for Celebrity Solstice) CRJ 5:00pm 2:56pm Grand Rapids Atlanta Delta One-Stop 757 5:30 1:33pm 11:30am Atlanta Ft. Lauderdale Delta Note Equip. Duration (Hours: Minutes) Arrive Depart Destination City Airline One-Stop CRJ 6:33 8:35am 6:15am Atlanta Grand Rapids Delta 757 12:48pm 9:50am Montego Bay Atlanta Delta 7:37 5:29 Duration (Hours: Minutes) 757 6:06pm 3:00pm Atlanta Montego Bay Delta One-Stop CRJ 8:35am 6:15am Atlanta Grand Rapids Delta One-Stop CRJ 10:37pm 8:35pm Grand Rapids Atlanta Delta 757 11:44am 9:45am Ft. Lauderdale Atlanta Delta Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
    • GRAND RAPIDS – SAMPLE FLIGHT ITINERARIES FOR CABO & NASSAU. NOT BUDGETED – INFORMATIONAL ONLY Nassau, Bahamas Cabo, Mexico ERJ 10:25pm 8:40pm Grand Rapids Chicago American One-Stop DC9 7:15 6:15pm 12:10pm Chicago Cabo American Note Equip. Duration (Hours: Minutes) Arrive Depart Destination City Airline One-Stop CRJ 5:55 8:17am 6:00am Atlanta Grand Rapids Delta 757 11:55am 9:40am Nassau Atlanta Delta 5:34 7:40 Duration (Hours: Minutes) CRJ 1:43pm 11:22am Atlanta Nassau Delta One-Stop ERJ 6:35am 6:40am Chicago Grand Rapids American One-Stop CRJ 4:46pm 2:56pm Grand Rapids Atlanta Delta DC9 11:51am 9:15am Cabo Chicago American Note Equip. Arrive Depart Destination City Airline
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      • James B. Walter,CTC
      • President
      • Crossing Boundaries, LLC
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