NEW YORK -- A number of inclusive hotels and resort chains have
rolled out programs that boost the value of their one-price-for-all
The following is a sample:Jamaica's Issa Hotels and Resorts introduced an early-booking
program at Couples Ocho Rios, Couples Negril and Swept Away
resorts, all in Jamaica.
The Year 2000 Early Booking Discount includes three booking
deadlines and more than $1,000 off the cost of a week's vacation
for two. The discounts apply for travel from Jan. 1 to Dec. 22,
Travelers who book by Sept. 23, 1999, get more than $1,000 off
the cost of a seven-night stay for two at Couples Ocho Rios and
Couples Negril and more than $800 off the cost of a seven-night
vacation at Swept Away.
Clients who book by Nov. 24, 1999, save more than $800 on a
seven-night stay for two at Couples Ocho Rios and Couples Negril
and $700 off a stay at Swept Away.
Those who book by Jan. 26 save more than $500 per couple on a
seven-night stay at all three resorts.
Couples: (800) COUPLESGuests heading to LeSport in St. Lucia who book and pay by
April 30 will receive an automatic room upgrade between May 13 and
Swept Away: (800) 545-7937
The offer applies to bookings made for the luxury, luxury
oceanview and premier oceanview categories. During the promotion
period, rates at LeSport range from $195 to $285, double. LeSport
reopened Aug. 15 after a renovation that included the addition of
53 rooms and suites.
LeSportSuperClubs offers a Fly Free promotion at its eight Jamaica
hotels for couples who originate from or connect through one of
eight U.S. gateways -- New York (Kennedy and La Guardia), Newark,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago and Charlotte, N.C.
Phone: (800) 544-2883
Under the program, couples who book air and accommodations
through SuperClubs' toll-free number -- (800) 467-8737 -- receive
an air credit ranging in value from $430 to $570.
The offer applies to couples who book at least six nights at any
of the Jamaica SuperClubs. Solo travelers are entitled to 50% of
the air credit's value. The offer is based on the lowest midweek
air fare on a scheduled carrier and can be used toward typically
higher weekend fares. Charter flights are not included in the
promotion. To qualify, clients must fly between Sept. 1 and Feb. 5
(excluding Dec. 17 through Jan. 1).
Clients can choose from the following Jamaica resorts: Grand
Lido Negril; Grand Lido Sans Souci in Ocho Rios; Grand Lido Braco
in Trelawny; Breezes Golf and Beach Resort in Runaway Bay; Breezes
Montego Bay; Hedonism II Negril; Hedonism III Runaway Bay, and
Boscobel Beach near Ocho Rios.The Elegant Hotels Group in Barbados introduced a reciprocal
privileges program at its five hotels. The Elegant Experience
allows clients to choose from 12 restaurants and a variety of land
and water sports available at the Colony Club, Crystal Cove,
Coconut Creek, Tamarind Cove and Turtle Beach.
Guests staying at one of the group's inclusive hotels (Turtle
Beach, Crystal Cove and Coconut Creek) receive dining vouchers for
the two EP hotels (Tamarind Cove and Colony Club).
Meanwhile, guests staying a minimum of five nights at one of the
three inclusive hotels get one free champagne breakfast for two on
their balcony or patio through Dec. 18.
Nightly rates at the Elegant Hotels start at $119 per person,
double, at the Tamarind Cove, and rise to $228 at the Turtle Beach
through Oct. 6.
Elegant Hotels Group
Phone: (800) 326-6898 or (407) 363-5112
Fax: (407) 370-4954