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THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC -A DIFFERENT CARIBBEAN
8/24/2009 1:47:22 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

We recently met with our friend's from The DR -of course incl. Punta Cana.  If you'd like to incl. Golf, Horseback Riding, Tennis & even Shooting in your vacation -the World Famous Casa De Campo is for you!  You can even opt for a Villa for that very special occasion.

Activities abound no matter what you're looking for.  Of course we all know how many great Baseball Players come from the DR -it's one of the "religions" here!  Saddle up on a dune buggy or a horse & go riding off into the sunset.  If you'd like your relaxation a little tamer -don't miss the Aquarium it really is amazing to see.  Also if you love waterfalls -you'll find some of the best right here.

If you'd love to experience the South Pacific & play great Golf -but the flight is a little long, just ask us about the new Westin Resort here -totally amazing.  Also ask us about one of the few totally Green Resorts in the world on the DR.  Why not consider either having a business mtg, wedding or family reunion here -your money will go further & the locals are very friendly.  We offer many great resorts but one of our favorites has to be the Paradisus!

We do offer booking 24/7 thru our website -click on TNT VACATIONS Link on our Homepage.  You'll see resorts are fully categorized with a Star Rating -so you'll know a true professional rating from those in the know.  We'd have to say Majestic Elegance is another of our favorites!  We also have a soft spot for the Riu Palace -if you'd like a bit of a European Flair.  Of course the Iberostar Grand makes you feel as though you've been crowned King or Queen.  If you'd like something nice but a bit more lowkey -consider the Occidental Grand.  Now is the time to book these great resorts -prices are way down from their normal levels & they are sure to go back up as the economy does --TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT NOW.

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TRAVEL NOW -FOR THE BEST VALUE IN YEARS
8/17/2009 12:51:37 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

We recently met with a number of Travel Companies -which we've worked with for years.  They all have the same message -TRAVEL NOW, for either the greatest value or a wonderful chance to upgrade your trip to a Deluxe Level for a standard price.  You work hard & deserve a break -PLEASE GO AWAY!

Cunard has always stood for Ocean Liner glamour -now is no different.  Whether you want to do a Grand Ocean Crossing aboard QUEEN MARY 2 or a European or World Cruise Segment cruise aboard QUEEN VICTORIA now is the time.  We also offer various cruises from NYC.  These are Grand Ships of today -if you wish you could step back in time, they are for you!  The brand new QUEEN ELIZABETH is being built now & if you'd like a sneak peak click the Cunard Logo on the upper left part of our homepage -you'll be amazed.

Holland America's ships can be showcased with quite a simple description -if you like antiques, flowers & great service, they are for you.  You can choose worldwide cruises -incl. many sailings directly from Boston as well.  Don't miss our group sailings & save even more, not to mention special perks.  We also offer special discounts for Police Officers, Firefighters, Military & Teachers.

Globus Tours offers a huge variety of special offers & theme tours around the world.  They are a great company for service and added perks for you.  We proudly offer a wide variety of Religious Tours as well -if this might be what you're looking for this yr.

Crystal Cruises is the Deluxe Line which "The Experts Choose" -the level of service is tops & being a somewhat larger ship your options tend to be more varied.  Ask about our Theme Events on these fine vessels.

River Cruises are all the rage right now & for very good reason -they combine the best of land tours & cruises in one trip.  We offer a number of companies -but if you're looking for a REAL BALCONY then Scenic is the line we'd suggest to you as the # 1 choice.

Amtrak is a great way to see our Great Nation & if you click on our Amtrak Info. page(Home Page) -you'll see all the reasons why.

Regent is the ultimate value in the Deluxe Market -All Suites, nothing less.  In addition they've also become totally all inclusive as well.  We even incl. most Shore Excur. for you at no additional charge.

If you want the Ultimate Train Trip -then Rocky Mountaineer is for you.  We have experienced this product in the Rockies & it's amazing.  However we would steer you to certain choices, making the trip the best it can be for you.

Princess offers a wonderful Italian/British atmosphere at rates which are an amazing value for what you get.  We can arrange for you to be married by the Captain -we can arrange a course by course dinner on your balcony as well.  The Spa Options are the best as well.  You can also choose the size of ship you want to sail on.  Don't miss vessels which will make you feel like you're staying at a British Manor House!

Tauck offers upscale tours around the Globe & a service level which is top notch.  We also would say that if you're looking for one of the grandest river vessels -we'll book you on Tauck.

Your Friend's at RCW

 

WORST PART OF A TRIP? BOOKING IT ON THE WEB!!!
8/12/2009 3:55:33 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

I suspect you may think this is some form of propaganda from a Travel Agency.  But actually it's a well documented study which appeared in the NY TIMES 8/4/09.  It seems a majority of consumers are getting very tired of the frustration, time and effort it takes to try and book a "good trip".  Then hoping you got good information, made a good choice & don't have any issues come up which you might need help with.  Sadly we all know there usually is some kind of an issue which likely will come up.  This is when you want to have someone who knows the industry -with years(not weeks) of experience to help you out.  That business owner also wants you to be happy -since they want repeat & referral business.  You are an important client -not a reservation #.

People's time is very compressed these days & they don't want to be handling every single detail in their lives.  These people also feel their vacation is too important to entrust to the "luck of the drawer".  Travel is the Agent's industry -and we constantly are getting the latest inside scoop & following through on education is also going on.  We also have a lot of inside contacts who let us know the real deal.  As far as customer service I'll convey an example: A new client called & they had already booked a cruise vacation online -a friend told them about us and since they just had a deposit down they could transfer the bkg. to us.  We looked at the resv. and they had a balcony stateroom, nice ship -what was the issue?  They were sailing with their 6 month old infant & the room was directly over the show lounge.  The "Big Box Travel Co's." book you in the category you ask for and that's it -they don't put any extra effort in trying to be sure your trip is the best for you.  We of course moved their room.

Of course people have been sold a bill of goods on pricing.  We belong to a large travel buying group which means we can match their rates & even sometimes beat them.  But your hard earned getaway shouldn't  totally be about price -that's part of it but not all.  Remember the old saying "A Cheap Trip Can Be Very Expensive"!

We began to see the start of this a couple of years ago when Big Site usage went down approx. 9% and usage of Real Travel Agents went up by about the same degree.  Don't get us wrong -we have a web site & it's a great tool for many things.  We also offer 24/7 booking engines on it if you wish to book it that way.  But at least you have a friend in travel who'll be there if you have a question.  So with 30 years in the industry & the "1st Cruise Agency in America" -let's talk about your next adventure.

Your Friend's at RCW

 

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