TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS CONTINUES CARIBBEAN PORTFOLIO EXPANSION TO MEET DEMAND FROM RETAIL MARKET

Adds Cuba, New Hotels; Increases Dedicated Vacation Flights

FARMINGDALE, NY (Jan. 25, 2016) – Experiencing a continued increase in demand for Caribbean vacation products among travel agents in the U.S., Travel Impressions (http://www.travelimpressions.com) is further expanding its comprehensive and diverse portfolio of Caribbean resorts and Dedicated Vacation Flight service.

In November 2015, Travel Impressions added the once-forbidden destination of Cuba to its portfolio, positioning the tour operator as a go-to provider for retailers looking to book travel packages for clients with the award-winning service levels agents have come to expect from the leading wholesaler.

“The Rhythms of Cuba and Expressions of Cuba tours, operating under the People-to-People program—one of the only permissible travel categories to Cuba from the U.S.—were crafted to exemplify the true meaning of cultural immersion in a destination with a diverse and fascinating character,” said Jeff Clarke, president of Travel Impressions.

“Cuba is a trending destination, and we strive to meet product demands, whether it’s tweaking itineraries or adding tours for agents to offer clients,” Clarke noted.

Travel Impressions now offers Dedicated Vacation Flights to 10 destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. Dedicated Vacation Flights typically feature non-stop schedules that focus on maximizing time in popular vacation destinations.

Available from more than 25 departure gateways across the U.S. from major hubs like New York City (JFK), Chicago, Philadelphia and now the West Coast, plus more regional airports for added convenience, these flights are hand-chosen to deliver exceptional value to leisure travelers. They offer access to convenient departures, group space inventory and change flexibility uncommon elsewhere. This new offering, emphasizing a focus on strengthening partnerships not just regionally but across the country, is yet another way the brand is showing its commitment to making agents’ success their destination.

Other additions to the Travel Impressions Caribbean and Mexico portfolio include the following properties:

Antigua

  • Keyonna Beach Hotel
  • South Point
  • Tamarind Hills

Aruba

  • Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Dominican Republic

  • Alsol del Mar
  • Alsol Tiara Collection
  • Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, a Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® Resort, opening summer 2016
  • Emotions Beach Resort by Hodelpa
  • Gansevoort Dominican Republic Playa Imbert
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Samana
  • Now Garden Punta Cana
  • Now Onyx Punta Cana
  • Riu Republica 5* (adults only), opening summer 2016
  • Sirenis Tropical Suites Casino & Aquagames
  • Sunscape Puerto Plata
  • Viva Wyndham V Samana (adults only)

Jamaica

  • Meliá Braco Village
  • Moon Palace Jamaica Grande
  • Sunscape Cove Montego Bay
  • Sunscape Splash Montego Bay

Mexico
Cancun and Riviera Maya

  • Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa (adults only)
  • Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
  • El Dorado Seaside Suites, by Karisma
  • Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

Puerto Vallarta

  • Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Los Cabos

  • Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa
  • Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa
  • JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa

"The continued expansion of our Caribbean portfolio allows us to accommodate the steady growth in demand we are experiencing in the region," said Clarke.

Travel agents wishing to hone their knowledge of Caribbean resort vacations can utilize Travel Impressions' Dimension Series (http://www.travimp.com/dimensionseries), a product knowledge and training tool that allows agents to virtually experience the product and increase their confidence when recommending to clients. The Dimension Series currently features dozens of presentations for properties in the Caribbean.

Additional resources for more insider information on Caribbean destinations and supplier brands also include Monthly Makeovers, TI’s Top Ten, and rotating corporate and promotional programs that often highlight these vacation favorites.