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Leeann Hudak, Verity Member and co-principal of Asuwish presented to the Verity Career Moms Club on Oct 28, 2011. Information about wonderful family friendly islands, resorts and pricing for children of different ages within different budgets.

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  • Why are we here? We are here to share some information about planning family holidays and finding the best value with the right experience. We are in the business of bringing extraordinary experiences, to life. We aren’t trying to sell you something. Instead, we feel that it is a special honour to be part of your experience with the goal to make it better right from the beginning to when you return with your photos. At the heart of things – what makes us love what we do is a desire to be knowledgeable, helpful and serve you. There are a lot of choices and noise out there and Moms are usually the ones left with the task of finding the perfect thing for their family. We are used to such pressures but what if you had a partner with the right expertise at your ready, too assist? To assist in the formulation of the vision of what you want, the planning, searching, presenting options and getting you booked and prepared for your new memories ahead. What do we do? We match you up. This is sort of a much shorter version of an e-harmony approach. We ask you some questions and then we search for what you desire and send you a proposal with some choices. We will make you aware of anything that could affect your experience. Once you are ready, we get you booked, look after any special requests with the place you’ve chosen and send you tips and advice before you leave. For Barbados specifically, we have staff on the island to take care of things if needed. The great part is that our prices are usually better than or match the big guys such as Expedia, Travelocity, CAA etc. You don’t pay us for this type of concierge service – our suppliers pay us. We can also negotiate groups rates and extras that can’t be negotiated privately.
  • Given the time of year, we are going to focus on the south and the Caribbean. The word Caribbean gets used a lot implying a group of sameness. I am going to spend a little bit of time highlighting some unique features of some of the islands. It is the beginning which helps you to fine tune your vision and narrow down the search for the best experience with the most value. I’ve picked these islands from our experience, clients (family) visits and which are comfortable and welcoming to families and why. Hurricane season and belt: June to November First you must consider where the island is located.   All of the islands have beautiful sand beaches but each one has it&apos;s own unique aspects.  Some islands like Barbados, St. Lucia, Aruba and Curacao are farther south and considered to be outside of the &amp;quot;hurricane belt&amp;quot;.  During &amp;quot;hurricane season&amp;quot;, which is usually considered to be from June until the end of November, your chances of encountering a full hurricane hit are smaller on these islands.  Although, there are never any guarantees with weather.
  • For budgeting, most resorts: 14+ = adult, &lt; 12 eat/stay free, &lt; 8 half price, 0-2 free. Prices increase for the adult price but usually not the kids (set pricing not matter what season). Travel medical insurance policies might not cover everything if policy is credit card or employee benefit programs.
  • The Island of Cuba, the largest in the Antilles. With almost 6000km of beaches of white sand, its tropical flora covering its many mountains, its colonial cities and its peaceful countryside, it is easy to fall under its charm.  The European and African influences, mixed with the aboriginals and Asians, gave birth to a very characteristic and diversified people. They are a warm people and very sympathetic. Their blood is hot, especially when the hypnotic rhythms of Cuban music are heard nearby. Its main attraction has always been its marvellous beach, but this isn&apos;t all it has to offer. You can explore its caves and escarpments, a necklace of virgin cays that are easy to get to and the carefully preserved natural landscape at the north eastern end of the peninsula. In addition, Cárdenas, the nearby city of Matanzas, the Zapata Peninsula and the San Miguel de los Baños Spa offer cultural, historic and natural attractions. Varadero is a free port and has exceptionally good conditions for scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, yachting and other water sports.  Also, Havana is a short trip away.  Havana is a one-off. Sitting pretty as the Caribbean’s largest and most vivacious city, its romantic atmosphere and infectious energy are the stuff of legend. Where else do you find vintage American cars running off Russian Lada engines, ration shops juxtaposed against gleaming colonial palaces, and revolutionary sloganeering drowned out by all-night parties?  Habaneros (inhabitants of Havana) love their city and it’s not difficult to see why. Amid the warm crystalline waters of the sparkling Caribbean, over 500 years of roller-coaster history have conspired to create one of Latin America’s most electric and culturally unique societies. SANTA CLARA There are beautiful pools.  It is a quiet place to relax, with lots of activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boats, windsurfing, catamarans, introductory scuba diving is available in pool, tennis, volleyball (pool &amp; beach), water polo, aerobics, dance lessons, daily activities, nightly entertainment and a disco.  The amazing large white powder beach stretches for miles with clear turquoise, calm, shallow water.  This 5 star resort has very good dining.  Santa Maria is farther from the airport but private, less crowded and has its own mini town (pueblo) and 11 km of spectacular powder white sand.  It is in a very unique destination 1.5 hours transfer from the airport accessible by a recently built causeway linking the mainland to the keys (cayos).  You can either regard this as a negative or, a free 90 minute island tour.  In addition to all of this, there is a pueblo (small town) built for those to enjoy while staying in the cayos. 
  • This 506 resort is comprised of 3 storey buildings designed to protect the dunes and mangroves and adds to protection from hurricanes.  There are beautiful pools.  It is a quiet place to relax, with lots of activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boats, windsurfing, catamarans, introductory scuba diving is available in pool, tennis, volleyball (pool &amp; beach), water polo, aerobics, dance lessons, daily activities, nightly entertainment and a disco.  The amazing large white powder beach stretches for miles with clear turquoise, calm, shallow water.  This 5 star resort has very good dining.  Santa Maria is farther from the airport but private, less crowded and has its own mini town (pueblo) and 11 km of spectacular powder white sand.  It is in a very unique destination 1.5 hours transfer from the airport accessible by a recently built causeway linking the mainland to the keys (cayos).  You can either regard this as a negative or, a free 90 minute island tour.  Kids 14 &amp; 16 full price
  • Iberostar Varadero, Varadero –  5 star, rated 4.24/5 by Canadians  486 rooms Only 35 minutes from the airport, this glamorous new hotel brings Iberostar&apos;s European style to the warmth and magic of Cuba. Enjoy 24-hour food service, an elegant on-site spa (complete with its own swimming pool), an 18-hole golf course nearby and four on-site restaurants to choose from including the &amp;quot;show cooking&amp;quot; Japanese restaurant.  There are also 6 bars (including a pool bar), 3 pools, a children’s pool, Jacuzzi and a mini club (ages 4 – 12).  Nearby (not included),  there is bowling, horseback riding, scuba diving and waterskiiing.   Activities Included: Sailing, Catamarans Windsurfing, Kayaking, Pedal Boat Waterpolo Introductory scuba diving lesson Tennis Volleyball Shuffleboard Archery Exercise classes Dance lessons Evening entertainment Kids are 6 &amp; 9. $ 955 listed price. $ 985 x 2 adults + $495 x2 kids.
  • Although the island is well known for its tropical beauty, reggae music, and cuisine, you may find that your interactions with local residents are what you truly remember. Jamaica was the birthplace of the Caribbean all-inclusive resort, a concept that started in Ocho Rios and has spread throughout the island, now comprising the lion&apos;s share of hotel rooms. Package prices usually include airport transfers, accommodations, three meals a day, snacks, all bar drinks (often including premium liquors) and soft drinks, a full menu of sports options (including scuba diving and golf at high-end establishments), nightly entertainment, and all gratuities and taxes. At most all-inclusive resorts, the only surcharges are for such luxuries as spa and beauty treatments, telephone calls, tours, vow-renewal ceremonies, and weddings (though even weddings are often included at high-end establishments). The all-inclusive market is especially strong with couples and honeymooners. To maintain a romantic atmosphere (no Marco Polo games by the pool), some resorts have minimum age requirements ranging from 12 to 18. Other properties court families with tempting supervised kids&apos; programs, family-friendly entertainment, and in-room amenities especially for young travelers. Negril is unique in its equal ambit of beach and cliff, its numerous eccentric characters, its laid back atmosphere, its friendliness!  Like the sun setting dramatically over the sea, and returning each morning, we hope that you will return after sampling the diversity that is Negril.  For years, Negril&apos;s 7 mile stretch of beach has been rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by many travel magazines. The north end of the beach is home to the large, all-inclusive resorts, and to the south are the smaller, family-run hotels. This combination gives the Negril area a large variety of rooms, services and prices. Runaway Bay Just ten miles west of Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay&apos;s stunning beaches see far fewer footprints than its neighbours. It&apos;s also removed from the cruise ship herds and pushy vendors. Perfect for those happy not to wander far from their resort, there are a few nearby attractions nonetheless. Bob Marley&apos;s childhood home and mausoleum is in nearby Nine Mile. Jamaican history is on view at Seville Great House and at Columbus Park Museum.
  • Parents Magazine survey ranked FDR the #2 Best Family Beach Resort. An all-inclusive like no other! An intimate escape for parents and a lively adventure for your children. A spa, personal nanny, white sand beach, water park, Kids &amp; Teens Clubs and more. Luxury Accommodations (one, two, and three-bedroom suites Your family&apos;s own Vacation Nanny assigned on arrival at the resort, to pamper your kids and look after your suite throughout your holiday Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily at any of the Dining facilities or restaurants; special Kidz Buffet, all-day availability of scrumptious jerk chicken and other delicious fare at our grill. All beer, premium-brand bar drinks, sodas etc. at the Main Bar Piano Lounge. Wine with lunch and dinner. Private kids&apos; beach. One mile of white sand beach next door 3 Swimming pools, 100&apos; waterslide and infant /toddler waterplay feature Use of all land and water sports equipment and facilities. Water sports include: snorkeling and kayaking -- all with instructions. Beach Picnics Glass-bottom boat trips. Tennis for day or night play (tennis pro available to instruct or play! Gym/Fitness center. Sports instructions. Bicycle riding. Jacuzzi. Heely Track. Supervised &amp;quot;Yellow Bird Kids&apos; Club&amp;quot; with the best games, contests, arts and crafts, excursions and more. Teens&apos; Games Room with pool tables, ping pong, Xbox 360, Nintendo WII, Game-cube and Play-station. Supervised Kids Activity Room with video and board games, Nintendo 64 and Game Cube, Toddlers&apos; Playroom with a ball pit, riding toys, building blocks and more. 72 kms from Montego Bay International Airport. Family Fun Day Picnics. Live entertainment nightly with karaoke, native Caribbean floor shows, dancing and live band. Unlimited use of recreational facilities. Planned and supervised adult, teen and children&apos;s activities all the time! Afternoon and night beach games for kids. Free WiFi on the beach &amp; property wide. LAN access in your suite. Shopping tour to Ocho Rios. All hotel taxes. Free ground transfers from and to the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. 4 star, not fancy but clean with great service. 76 rooms. Kids based on ages 3, 6, &amp; 9. Kids 1 year or under were free. Nov 16 2-5 yrs $ 620, 6-15 $ 890, 16 $ 1100. If you calculate about 50% of the adult price up to age 16 and then about 75% for 16+ your budgeting would be about right.
  • Nassau, the Bahamas 3 hr direct flight, daily. One of the many islands in this string of northern islands. Wonderful EP (European Plan = Air &amp; Accommodations only) family experiences. Largest water &amp; aquatic park. It is a vibrant mix of the Old World and modern times. Once a haven for pirates and vagrants, Nassau now exudes charm beyond compare. Nassau is a place filled with history, and it is obvious everywhere you look with the elegant Victorian architecture, notable historic forts, and government buildings still in use after nearly 200 years. Be sure to check out the Pirates of Nassau museum, for a lesson on Nassau&apos;s colorful past. And pay a visit to the Ardasta Gardens and Zoo, where you can see iguanas lounging about, as well as over 50 other animal species from around the world. For the active traveler, there is golf, tennis, and swimming to enjoy. And being surrounded by the warm blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, there are plenty of sports and activities for water lovers to enjoy, including diving, snorkeling, boating, and fishing. As you can see, Nassau is filled with things to do! There is also Coral Cay, which features a one hundred foot viewing tower and underwater observatory. There is the famed Paradise Island, home to the world-renowned luxury resort, Atlantis. Inspired by the splendor of ancient Atlantis on striking beachfront Paradise Island. Everything is on a grand scale - 141 acre water playground with it&apos;s 8 waterslides, lazy river, 11 pools, the world’s largest open air marine habitats and more. There’s also a casino and spa for those “adult kids”. 26km from Nassau Int’l Airport . Ages 9 &amp; 11. Value dining plan $ 500 (breakfast &amp; dinner at 4 different a la carte and buffet restaurants). Atlantis Dining Plan $ 713 (breakfast &amp; dinner at 14 different a la carte and buffet restaurants) With adult meal plan purchase kids 6 &amp; under eat free (from kids menu). For children 7 – 11 yrs meals plans are $ 200 (from kids menu). An additional 15% gratuity must be added.
  • 4 hr direct flight, daily. Miles of palm-studded white sand beaches &amp; crystal clear waters. A lot of choice of family all-inclusive options. Many new resorts which include spas, casinos, kids clubs &amp; large swimming pools. Lots of golf options. A direct 4 hour flight from Toronto to Punta Cana, named one of the Top Destinations in Mexico &amp; the Caribbean by the 2011 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, is a tropical getaway featuring miles of palm-studded white sand beach and crystal-clear waters.  The average high temperature in Punta Cana in December and January is 28 degrees Celsius.  Palm trees dot the landscape, and Punta Cana is one of the most beautiful areas of the Dominican Republic. The many resorts located in Punta Cana include large number of new resorts that include spas, casinos, an amazing selection of dining options, on-site weddings, kids&apos; clubs and swimming pools.  Punta Cana is the largest and fastest growing tourist destination in the Caribbean and it is a popular holiday destination for people from all over the world. Punta Cana boasts more than 50 hotels and 30,000 hotel rooms spread across 40 kilometers of the East Coast‘s beautiful white sand beaches, making it single largest tourist destination in the Caribbean. It is also the largest single destination for golf. With 32 km of beaches with white sands, a backdrop of swaying palm trees, and warm waters, Punta Cana has become one of the most popular destinations of the Caribbean. It is mostly frequented by Europeans who flock here to enjoy the wonderful climate since it rarely rains during the day. The ambience and standards are more European than American. A more formal dress code will be preferred for dinner, greater interest in soccer matches.  Besides rest and relaxation, this destination calls out to honeymooners, families, active travelers, snorkel enthusiast and golfers. Also many ecotourism is gaining popularity with many national reserves and the coral reef. Gamblers will rejoice with the many casinos. Located only 17 kms from the Punta Cana airport this resort offers 623 spacious rooms.  Step into the breathtaking Now Larimar Punta Cana and enjoy a wristband-free, excitement-filled getaway. Far from life’s demands. Back to its simple pleasures. Where sophistication meets understated. And the kids have as much fun as the grown-ups.  Located on over 700 yards of picturesque palm-studded white sand beach on the majestic turquoise Caribbean Sea in Playa Bávaro, Now Larimar offers all of the privileges of an Unlimited-Luxury® escape in an exquisite seaside setting. There are four a la carte restaurants (Italian, Asian, Grill and Gourmet) and one snack bar.  There is a sports bar, whirlpool, snorkelling, kayaking, tennis (day), pool table, gym and pools.  There are some unique activities too such as an inflatable climbing iceberg, ocean trampoline, big screen movies on the beach, theme nights, paddle court, basketball court, dance lessons, Spanish lessons, and Dominican Tianguis – weekly market featuring local handicrafts, art &amp; jewellery.  Although not included in the price, there is a bowling alley, casino, golf course, scuba diving centre, horseback riding and spa nearby.  There is 24 hr room service, stocked mini bar (beer, soda &amp; water), nightly entertainment, scuba instruction in the pool (once/stay) and dine around program for dinner only at Dreams Punta Cana Resort &amp; Spa, Dreams Palm Beach and Dreams La Romana (transportation not included, certain restrictions apply). Savour every moment with deluxe accommodations, reservation-free gourmet restaurants, premium cocktails, pampering in our world-class Spa, endless daytime and night time activities and much, much more.  To find out more about this resort see http://nowresorts.com/larimar/   
  • British heritage, premier Caribbean island with a wide array of private villas and all-inclusive resorts.  It features great options for an intimate getaway for adults looking for a relaxing and sometimes healing experience.  There are wonderful family venues as well.  There is something for everyone: spas, eco tours, lush hiking trails, excellent cave and open water dives, zip lining through the jungle canvass and more.  Enjoy excellent food, the unique dormant volcanoes (pitons) with an established health focused infrastructure and history of &amp;quot;healing sands&amp;quot;.  Southern part of the Caribbean island chain and not typically hit by hurricanes.
  • Only 5 minutes from the airport means more time for fun at this all-inclusive.  254 room colourful rooms overlook CocoLand, St. Lucia’s largest water park.  Kidz Klub, lazy river, water slides, paintball and more. star, not fancy but clean with great service. Young kids club plus lots of activities for older children. All meals and snacks (dress code in effect for some restaurants)  Unlimited domestic drinks  Waterpark with lazy river  Kids Club (0 – 12 yrs) Treehouse with Mini zip line and rock wall  Kite-surfing lesson  Pool aerobics, yoga, Tai-Bo  Dance instruction  Tennis courts, basketball, volleyball  Cricket, ping pong All meals and snacks (dress code in effect for some restaurants)  Unlimited domestic drinks  Waterpark with lazy river  Kids Club  Kite-surfing lesson  Pool aerobics, yoga, Tai-Bo  Dance instruction  Tennis courts, basketball, volleyball  Cricket, ping pong rooms. Kids based on ages 3, 6, &amp; 9. Kids 1 year or under were free. Nov 17 2yrs $ 591 3-5yrs $ 761, 13-16yrs $ 821. If you calculate about 50% of the adult price up to age 16 and then about 75% for 16+ your budgeting would be about right.
  • This small island is a true jewel for tourists seeking out a tropical destination with a touch of European flair. Although many nationalities have shaped the culture, the Dutch influence is particularly present in the language, the architecture and the windmill-turned-restaurant. Aruba has a wonderful culinary reputation and a bold and exciting nightlife with numerous clubs, evening shows and casinos. Oranjestad, the island&apos;s capital, is a paradise for shoppers.  Sun seekers will rejoice. Very “packaged island”: bold culinary, shopping, casinos, nightlife. Aruba&apos;s coast is surrounded by beaches of pure white sand which are particularly rugged and beautiful on the northern side. The unusual shape of the divi-divi trees, trunk bent by constant trade winds, is also a symbol of the island. Inland Aruba is more reminiscent of a desert landscape with cacti, aloe and dramatic rock formations.
  • 450 room all inclusive 24 hr services mini bar olympic sized pool, 2 pools, kids pool, 5 rest, 5 bars, spa, gym casino 20% off excursions Adult listed price $ 1955 10 yr old &amp; 12 yr old $ 1452
  • Most developed infrastructure: pro education, children, beaches and protection of wildlife. Lots to do and safe to roam. Culture, botanical, equestrian, water, wildlife – everything you can do and love in Canada only at a relaxed pace in beautiful consistent warm temperatures. South and east of the Caribbean island chain so not typically hit by hurricanes. The island is coral and not situated on a tectonic plate. Great food – the only Zagat rated island. Diverse accommodations with resorts, boutique hotels and beautiful villas. Has not developed the all-inclusive market
  • 1500 ft. stretch of white beach. 163 Rooms, 4 pools including kids pool, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, kids club, fitness centre, tennis, non-mortorized sports. Close to airport, St. Lawrence Gap (lots of restaurants and shopping, nightlife) and Bridgetown (the capital city). Stay at one, play at two – Crystal Cove. Good video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0W178NFHCg Christ Church 15 minutes from Barbados airport 10 minutes from Bridgetown Meal plan type: All-inclusive Breakfast daily (buffet) Lunch daily (buffet) Dinner daily (buffet, à la carte) Room Service during Breakfast &amp; Dinner (delivery fee) Reservation required for à la carte restaurants Beverages Domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages Wine with lunch Wine with dinner Afternoon tea (Exclusions: bottled water, bottled wine, bottled champagne) Non-motorized water sports Snorkelling Catamarans Sailing Windsurfing Boogie Boarding Kayaking Land sports Tennis Day and night Time limit applicable Volleyball (beach) Aerobics Entertainment Daily activities Nightly entertainment Other Use of beach and pool chairs Use of towels Beach Ambassador Service Kids are 6 &amp; 9. $ 2101 listed price. $2092 x 2 adults + $ 922.06x2 kids.
  • Enjoy all the amenities you have at home: fully equipped kitchens, private bedrooms, living &amp; dining rooms, flat screen TV’s, private BBQ’s, private, pools, private tennis courts, exercise rooms and more. PLUS have your own personal staff: personal cook, maid, laundress, babysitting services. Benefits beyond a timeshare or fractional ownership: travel when you want without membership fees.
  • Allows you to create a unique &amp; customized holiday experience based on your needs &amp; preferences - F&amp;B, onsite amenities, space needed for children of all ages, activities Personalized attention and service from villa staff and our on-island team Enjoy more space, privacy and comfort during your holiday - i.e. everyone has their own bedroom, ensuite bathroom and ample space to play
  • HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT? The Asuwish Villa Holiday Experience Assist you in booking your tours &amp; activities (if desired) – prior to departure or during your stay
  • Tax is 15% VAT. March break 9 – 16 or 10 - 17 Approximation of all inclusive package pricing of $ 1906 pp (2 adults &amp; 4 kids) assumptions: $ 1199.45 (including VAT) for 7 nights, $ 150 per week childrens food, $ 200 per week adult food &amp; liquor, $ 627 for adult airfare, $ 500 child airfare. See more at www.asu-wish.com
  • Family Holidays - Planning Made Easy with Asuwish Lifestyle Concierge Services

    1. 1. Verity Career Moms Club Family Travel Info Event The easier way to plan an enjoyable family holiday. Getting help to narrow down the search.
    2. 2. Enjoyable Family Holidays <ul><li>Why are we here? </li></ul><ul><li>We are in the business of bringing extraordinary experiences to life. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not about “selling travel”. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all about getting you the experience you want. </li></ul><ul><li>Be knowledgeable, helpful and serve. </li></ul><ul><li>What do we do? </li></ul><ul><li>Match you up. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy for you to plan, book, insure and pack. </li></ul><ul><li>Are driven by our clients, not by suppliers. </li></ul>Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    3. 3. Enjoyable Family Holidays The Caribbean Experience = Island Diversity Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    4. 4. Enjoyable Family Holidays The Industry – A Few Tidbits <ul><li>Types of packages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All-inclusive (AI) – sometimes activity & liquor restrictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Plan (EP) – flight and accommodations only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom – we build your flight, accommodations, tours etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Types of resorts/accommodations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family – all ages, usually with kids clubs, some toddler clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult only – usually age 14+, sometimes 16+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18+ Adult only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private villas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search & budget notes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14+ = adult, < 12 eat/stay free, < 8 half price, 0-2 free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>April 15–Dec 15 best prices, Christmas & March breaks highest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brand names don’t guarantee an experience ex. Riu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is not cheaper to book online versus using a travel specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most prices show lowest price upfront </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restrictions & extra fees on baggage continue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most places have a “travel” tax/fee per person on return </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trip cancellation insurance is quite affordable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel medical insurance policies might not cover everything </li></ul></ul>Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    5. 5. Enjoyable Family Holidays <ul><li>Varadero & Santa Clara, Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 hr direct flight, daily. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest island. Farther north but still has two seasons. </li></ul><ul><li>Flora, mountains, city & countryside flare. </li></ul><ul><li>6000 kms of pristine white powder beaches, shallow turquoise water. </li></ul><ul><li>Havana is an unique destination not far from Varadero. </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Clara resorts are newer, farther from the airport. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Many, many all-inclusive resorts. </li></ul>The Caribbean Experience = Island Diversity Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    6. 6. Enjoyable Family Holidays Families with children 14 + Iberostar Ensanachos, Santa Clara Cuba - rated 4.09/5 7 nights, 506 room all-inclusive, 2 Park Suite Bedrooms, 2 kids, 2 adults Nov 15, Dec 6 $ 815 pp Dec 11 $ 862 pp Dec 23 $ 1424 pp Jan 13 $ 1205 pp Mar 7 $ 1415 pp Apr 17 $ 1365 pp Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    7. 7. Enjoyable Family Holidays Families with children 4 – 11 + Iberostar Varadero, Varadero Cuba – rated 4.17/5 7 nights, 486 room all-inclusive, Standard Room, 2kids, 2 adults Nov 21 $ 955 adult, $ 740 pp Dec 12 $ 955 adult, $ 715 pp Dec 24 $ 1705 adult, $ 1595 pp Jan 9 $ 1550 adult, $ 1070 pp Mar 7 $ 1515 adult, $ 1425 pp Apr 18 $ 1245 adult, $ 1210 pp Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    8. 8. Enjoyable Family Holidays The Caribbean Experience = Island Diversity <ul><li>Negril, Ocho Rios & Runaway Bay, Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>4 hr direct flight, daily. Middle latitude (below Cuba). </li></ul><ul><li>Ocho Rios, originator of the “all-inclusive”. Wide variety. </li></ul><ul><li>Runaway Bay is quiet with wonderful beaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Negril on the west coast has 7 miles of beautiful beaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing outdoor experiences with calm beautiful water. </li></ul><ul><li>A lot included in amenities, food and beverage choices. </li></ul>Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    9. 9. Enjoyable Family Holidays Terrific for families with young children Nannies at Franklyn D. Resort & Spa, Runaway Bay Jamaica – rated 4.0/5 7 nights, 76 room all-inclusive, 1 Bedroom Oceanview Suite, 3 kids, 2 adults Nov 16 $ 1824 adult, $ 1308 pp Dec 7 $ 1944 adult, $ 1301 pp Dec 24 $ 3266 adult, $ 2179 pp Jan 13 $ 2635 adult, $ 1417 pp Mar 9 $ 3466 adult, $ 1996 pp Apr 21 $ 2826 adult, $ 1524 pp Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    10. 10. Enjoyable Family Holidays Terrific for families with children of all ages Beach Tower, Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas – rated 4.05/5 7 nights, 423 room, European Plan, Terrace Room, 2 kids, 2 adults Nov 17 $ 1181 adult, $ 808 pp Dec 11 $ 1288 adult, $ 897 pp Dec 23 $ 2446 adult, $ 1722 pp Jan 31, Feb 7,8 $ 1295 adult, $ 895 pp Mar 11 $ 1817 adult, $ 1153 pp Apr 17 $ 2018 adult, $ 1308 pp Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    11. 11. Enjoyable Family Holidays Families with children 14 + Now Larimar, Punta Cana Dominican Republic – rated 4.15/5     7 nights, 623 room, all-inclusive, 2 Rooms, 2 teens, 2 adults Nov 17 $ 1073 pp Dec 13 $ 1135 pp Dec 21 $ 1485 pp Jan 13 $ 1267 pp Mar 7 $ 1532 pp Apr 19 $ 1325 pp Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    12. 12. Enjoyable Family Holidays The Caribbean Experience = Island Diversity <ul><li>St. Lucia </li></ul><ul><li>5 hr direct, 4 days per week. </li></ul><ul><li>Premier island, British Heritage, independent government. </li></ul><ul><li>Lush rainforest, jungle canvass with dormant volcanoes (Pitons). </li></ul><ul><li>Southern part of the Caribbean island chain. </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of wildlife. Lots to do and safe to roam. </li></ul><ul><li>Very good food with large selection of all-inclusive resorts, boutique, romantic hotels and health conscious culinary and spas. </li></ul><ul><li>One casino. </li></ul>Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    13. 13. Enjoyable Family Holidays Terrific for families with children of all ages Splash at Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, St. Lucia – rated 3.94/5 254 room, all-inclusive, Family Deluxe 2 Bedrooms Connecting, 3 kids, 2 adults Nov 17 $ 2194 adult, $ 1329 pp (8 nights) Dec 11 $ 2072 adult, $ 1491 pp (7 nights) Dec 25 $ 3940 adult, $ 2458 pp (7 nights) Jan 12 $ 2757 adult, $ 1773 pp (8 nights) Mar 11 $ 3161 adult, $ 1843 pp (8 nights) Apr 19 $ 2531 adult, $ 1555 pp (8 nights) Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    14. 14. Enjoyable Family Holidays The Caribbean Experience = Island Diversity <ul><li>Aruba </li></ul><ul><li>5 hrs direct flight, 2-3 days per week. </li></ul><ul><li>Very far south, outside of the “Hurricane Belt”. </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch influenced language, architecture and cuisine. </li></ul><ul><li>Very “packaged island” – shopping, casinos, nightlife. </li></ul><ul><li>Inland desert landscape. </li></ul>Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    15. 15. Enjoyable Family Holidays Families with children 10+ Riu Palace Aruba, Palm Beach Aruba – rated 4.09/5 7 nights, 450 room all-inclusive, 1 Bedroom Oceanview Suite, 2 kids, 2 adults Nov 20 $ 1955 adult, $ 1690 pp Dec 7 $ 1725 adult, $ 1490 pp Dec 22 $ 2965 adult, $ 2550 pp Jan 12 $ 2275 adult, $ 1940 pp Mar 8 $ 2965 adult, $ 2570 pp Apr 21 $ 2305 adult, $ 2020 pp Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    16. 16. Enjoyable Family Holidays The Caribbean Experience = Island Diversity <ul><li>Barbados </li></ul><ul><li>5 hr direct flight, daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Premier island, British Heritage, independent government. </li></ul><ul><li>Lush flora and fauna, white and pink powder sand. </li></ul><ul><li>South and east of the Caribbean island chain. </li></ul><ul><li>Most developed infrastructure. Lots to do and safe to roam. </li></ul><ul><li>Coral island. Protection of beaches and wildlife. No shark worries. </li></ul><ul><li>Great food – Zagat rated. Tap water is safe for drinking. </li></ul><ul><li>World renowned for Polo and golf. </li></ul><ul><li>Asuwish concierge services. </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse types of accommodations. Most are not all-inclusive. </li></ul><ul><li>No casinos. Non smoking policy similar to Ontario. </li></ul>Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    17. 17. Enjoyable Family Holidays Families with children 3 – 11 + Turtle Beach, Dover Beach, Barbados – rated 4.00/5 7 nights, 163 room all-inclusive, Junior Suite, 2 kids, 2 adults Nov 15 $ 2102 adult, $ 1507 pp Dec 10 $ 2194 adult, $ 1742 pp Dec 24 $ 4292 adult, $ 3167 pp Jan 12 $ 2409 adult, $ 2019 pp Mar 7 $ 2513 adult, $ 2012 pp Apr 18 $ 1999 adult, $ 1425 pp Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    18. 18. Enjoyable Family Holidays Villa Holidays in Barbados <ul><li>Villas are private residences for vacationers. </li></ul><ul><li>1 to 10 bedroom private villas, condominiums and apartments. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy all of the features of home. </li></ul><ul><li>PLUS, have your own personal staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits beyond a timeshare or fractional ownership. </li></ul>Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    19. 19. Enjoyable Family Holidays WHY Rent a Private Villa for Your Next Holiday <ul><li>Allows you to create a unique & customized holiday experience based on your needs & preferences. </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized attention and service </li></ul><ul><li>Great for all occasions - large group gatherings to an intimate getaway </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy more space, privacy and comfort during your holiday </li></ul><ul><li>Offers great value when traveling with friends, family or as a group </li></ul>Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    20. 20. Enjoyable Family Holidays Complete, personalized service – making it easier! <ul><li>Your villa experience – the Asuwish difference: </li></ul><ul><li>Help you find the right villa to suit your needs and preferences. </li></ul><ul><li>Book your flight – Air Canada flies to Barbados daily so lots of flexibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet you at the airport upon arrival and transport you to your villa. </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-stock your villa with a “Welcome Package” of light F&B for your arrival. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange to have a rental car delivered to your villa upon arrival (if needed). </li></ul><ul><li>This is complimentary with many of our larger luxury villas </li></ul><ul><li>Assist you in booking your tours & activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange your return transportation back to the airport. </li></ul>Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    21. 21. Enjoyable Family Holidays Jan.7 th to Apr.14 th , 2012 $149.00 USD (+15% VAT)pp (up to 6 guests) March Break All-Inclusive 7 nights, (2 adults, 4 kids or 4 adults, 2 kids) We can package: villa stay, airfare, food & liquor. 3 bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms in this stunning 3 tiered home. A magnificent beach-front patio, the perfect place to relax with your guests. Villa has a private barbeque area complete with splash pool and staff (Cook, Housekeeper & Gardener). SAMPLE: Seashells Villa in Barbados <ul><li>EXCLUSIVE LIMITED TIME OFFER Includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Roundtrip transportation to villa from airport </li></ul><ul><li>Small car rental </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome F&B package </li></ul>Our website has hundreds or let us help you to choose one that best suits your needs. Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
    22. 22. Enjoyable Family Holidays Here for Your Life Events & Celebrations <ul><li>Destination weddings, vow renewals – Barbados & Toronto. </li></ul><ul><li>Group getaways for family and / or friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s retreats – spas, fitness-minded, cultural, themed. </li></ul><ul><li>Honeymoons & couples getaways. </li></ul><ul><li>Just ask… we love to help  Contact me any time. </li></ul><ul><li>lhudak@asu-wish.com or 647 988-9861 </li></ul><ul><li>www.asu-wish.com </li></ul>Thank You Travel arrangements booked in partnership with Gala Travels Inc.
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