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Family Holidays - Planning Made Easy with Asuwish Lifestyle Concierge Services

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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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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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