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  • Su-Jit Lin February 26, 2024

    Big holding brands with devoted customers are expanding into new markets a la Blue Diamond Resorts and Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, and others, like Hyatt’s Inclusive Collection and Princess Hotels & Resorts, are creating new experiences in beloved spots. Special niche gems like Fontainebleau are getting into the action this year, too, making this year the one to explore these eight new grand openings.

    Su-Jit Lin February 26, 2024
  • Su-Jit Lin February 15, 2024

    Here in the U.S., RIU Hotels & Resorts have become synonymous with reasonably priced, group travel-friendly, all-inclusive great times in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Now, And now, as American consciousness turns toward visiting the Spanish Islands, it’s time we turn our focus to RIU’s roots and where it all started: Spain.

    Su-Jit Lin February 15, 2024
  • Su-Jit Lin February 12, 2024

    Sharing your vacation is a huge part of the fun. But we spoke with an online privacy expert about what you SHOULDN’T be sharing in real-time while away.

    Su-Jit Lin February 12, 2024
  • Su-Jit Lin February 07, 2024

    First announced in March 2021, we’re nearing the end of the $70 million journey of of Dreams® Estrella del Mar Mazatlán Golf & Spa Resort. ALG Vacations® spoke to leaders of the build and hotel to find out the highlights travel advisors and their customers should know about.

    Su-Jit Lin February 07, 2024
  • Su-Jit Lin February 05, 2024

    For anyone’s first trip to Europe, there are three classic, iconic cities that serve as a perfect introduction to the wonder of the old world. This is your guide to this trio: London, Paris, and Rome.

    Su-Jit Lin February 05, 2024
  • Su-Jit Lin January 24, 2024

    For some resort chains, the experience at one property is indicative of an experience at another. But not for Secrets Resorts & Spas. These are the things that we’ve experienced that made Secrets Playa Mujeres truly unique.

    Su-Jit Lin January 24, 2024
  • Kelly Gould January 20, 2024

    Going into 2024, OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa went ahead and said, “New year, new look”—and from what we’ve seen, it’s a top-to-bottom glow-up. The Keauhou Bay property on Hawaii Island (the Big Island) was the former Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa until its acquisition by OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels in 2021. Now, the resort is gaining a design to better suit its vibe ...

    Kelly Gould January 20, 2024
  • Kelly Gould December 15, 2023

    The breakaway stars of the Despicable Me films, the Minions are anything but contemptible. Mischievous but well-meaning, silly but sweet, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and their overall-loving crew haven’t stopped at cinematic success. No, as any good villain would do, they set their sights on grander achievements—like taking over Universal Orlando Resort®.

    Kelly Gould December 15, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin November 27, 2023

    Straight-from-the-hotel travel hacks on how to make the most out of a stay at Secrets® St. Martin Resort & Spa, Zoëtry® Marigot Bay Saint Lucia, and Breathless® Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

    Su-Jit Lin November 27, 2023
  • Kelly Gould November 14, 2023

    As the last of the fall leaves flutter to the ground and the winter holidays loom closer, you might find your mind wander(lust)ing more often. Screens fade into dreams of golden sands and sunshine. Island paradises like the Dominican Republic become a mainstay in your thoughts ...

    Kelly Gould November 14, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin November 01, 2023

    Going to Europe for a beach vacation should be more than just a beach vacation. What’s nearby? What else is there to do? We answer all that and more.

    Su-Jit Lin November 01, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin October 30, 2023

    All of the Sandos Hotels & Resorts may share traits, but they’re far from carbon copies of one another. Each of their properties have their own signature style, which makes some properties more right for specific vacation types than others. Here's how to pick the right Sandos for every traveler's style.

    Su-Jit Lin October 30, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin October 27, 2023

    They know WHO and WHAT to ask, but ALGV knows how and where. Here are our top insider picks for memorable proposals and romantic spots where all signs point to yes.

    Su-Jit Lin October 27, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin September 12, 2023

    Going away is easy ... but leaving your dog behind is hard! The struggle couldn’t be more real when in-the-family petcare isn’t available. And when you’re stuck and scrambling, how will you know you’re making the best decision for your beloved bestie? To answer these questions, we went to Ask a Pro. Meet Amanda Berjeski, practice manager at Resurgence Veterinary Mobility animal rehab center in East Atlanta … and experienced pet-sitter. Here are some tips she offered to help you set your mind at ease.

    Su-Jit Lin September 12, 2023
  • Kelly Gould September 05, 2023

    What makes a resort the ideal spot for a group? Plenty of space, plenty of sunshine, and, if you’re a golfer, plenty of green. As part of a larger hotel complex in Mexico’s picturesque Riviera Maya—home to lush jungles, hidden cenotes, and turtle-approved beaches—Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal offers all three in spades.

    Kelly Gould September 05, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin August 15, 2023

    Your “do not pack” list depends entirely on the resort you choose to spend your (young) family vacation at. To help get the most specific answers possible, in addition to general guidelines, we once again found a pro to Ask a Pro: Javier P. Ruiz Garcia, manager of the Family Selection at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa. According to him, here’s what you can leave at home.

    Su-Jit Lin August 15, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin July 06, 2023

    Oahu is busy, busy with lots to do. In fact, it’s the only island in Hawaii with highways. From city to surf vibes, historical buildings to quiet beaches, plus world-class dining and music and festivals to match, visiting Oahu means getting a full panoramic experience of what the spirit of aloha is. By planning in advance, don't worry missing something important, like any of our top five recommended Oahu experiences.

    Su-Jit Lin July 06, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin July 04, 2023

    Known as the jungle or garden island of the Hawaiian chain, Kauai is also the oldest and northernmost island, characterized by dramatic landscapes of sharp peaks, jagged cliffs, dramatic mountains, tropical rainforests, and incredible waterfalls. However, not all of its natural attractions are easily accessible – there are many that you can only get to by air, by sea … or when you Ask a Travel Advisor.

    Su-Jit Lin July 04, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin July 03, 2023

    Specifically for the Big Island of Hawaii, people think of Kona coffee, black sand beaches, and lava fields ribboned with scarlet rivulets from the heart of our planet. However, what they don’t really think of how to see these attractions. That’s why travel advisors work with tour operators like Amstar DMC. For the Big Island, these are the tours that we recommend putting high up on your wish list.

    Su-Jit Lin July 03, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin June 08, 2023

    A privileged peek at the exclusive The Club Lounge at one of the premier hotel chains in the world, The Ritz-Carlton.

    Su-Jit Lin June 08, 2023
  • Kelly Gould May 25, 2023

    Live in the moment. Simple, right—especially if we’re talking about travel? At the all-inclusive Villa la Valencia Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos, it is, in fact, as easily done as it’s said, what with all the amenities, restaurants, pools, entertainment …

    Kelly Gould May 25, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin May 19, 2023

    We’ve talked about this Waikiki staple’s $80 million renovation. But step inside the Grand Navigator Suite and you just might wonder if the lion’s share was spent on these ultra-luxurious upgrades.

    Su-Jit Lin May 19, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin May 09, 2023

    All of us have favorite shoes, and picking which ones we absolutely, positutely CANNOT live without on vacation is sometimes a tougher decision to make than which swimsuit to bring. So we went ahead and turned once again to Sashoi Beswick, Inside Sales Agent for Amstar DMC, as we Ask a Pro on behalf of the pros (like you!) we tell travelers to plan with.

    Su-Jit Lin May 09, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin May 09, 2023

    Sure, pre-booking tours helps with general packing guidelines for that specific tour, but realistically, in order to be ready for the best a place has to offer, there are certain things you should always bring with you to the tropics, especially if you’re planning on being out and about. Here’s what Sashoi Beswick, Inside Sales Agent for Amstar DMC, recommends soft adventurers keep in their go bags.

    Su-Jit Lin May 09, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin May 04, 2023

    There’s a whole lot of “special” at Hotel Xcaret Arte, whose long list of features begins with unlimited admissions to all of the affiliated theme parks in the area. Here are some of the other exclusive benefits of staying at this Riviera Maya property that you won’t find anywhere else.

    Su-Jit Lin May 04, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin April 26, 2023

    If you have guests that haven’t been to Breathless Riviera Cancun in a minute, now is definitely the time to urge them to revisit this property … especially with a limited time offer of a $200 Instant Savings on any packages of four nights or longer for bookings made and traveled now to May 31, 2023.

    Su-Jit Lin April 26, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin April 24, 2023

    Where to get more than you bargained or budgeted for on an already all-inclusive beach vacation.

    Su-Jit Lin April 24, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin April 13, 2023

    To help visitors make the most of their stomach space, we at ALG Vacations® are offering our firsthand experience – just in time for National Garden Month! Keep reading for tips on special features to take note of and highlights of some of the best and most interesting bites and sips to partake in this season when making it “a small world after all.”

    Su-Jit Lin April 13, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin March 27, 2023

    The TRON Lightcycle / Run attraction and ride officially launches in Magic Kingdom® Park’s Tomorrowland at the Walt Disney World® Resort April 4, 2023 … but we at ALG Vacations® were fortunate enough to get to preview it for their soft opening media launch in March. Here’s everything you need to know.

    Su-Jit Lin March 27, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin March 23, 2023

    When time is limited and decisions are tough, which tours and excursions should a first-time visitor to Jamaica prioritize? ALG Vacations® decided to Ask a Pro – in this case, our destination management partners in Jamaica, Amstar DMC – for the most-booked activities they think are essential for newbies to this country. Here’s what they recommend.

    Su-Jit Lin March 23, 2023
  • Kelly Gould March 20, 2023

    There’s no questioning the benefits traveling has for your mind, spirit, and, yes, body. But it can be rough on your skin. So before you fly next time, prep with a no-harm skincare routine that targets the extra stress and leaves your skin looking its best …

    Kelly Gould March 20, 2023
  • Kelly Gould March 17, 2023

    Unrivaled storytelling has always been a hallmark of Disney Destinations. Now, with 100 years of magic to celebrate, they’re with spreading the wonder through a new collection of attractions, shows, and spectaculars ...

    Kelly Gould March 17, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin March 15, 2023

    “European Plan.” Those two words say it all. The fact that EP is used as a model for, essentially, room only and maybe breakfast if you’re lucky, is telling when it comes to the likelihood of having food and drinks included with a stay anywhere in Europe. And activities? You’re on your own either dime or itinerary. But times, they are a-changin’, and the Inclusive Collection is once again leading the way.

    Su-Jit Lin March 15, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin March 13, 2023

    With venue prices out their proverbial roofs, food and beverage costs reflective of inflation, and logistics and fuel driving up the costs of transporting things like decorations, flowers, even chairs, couples are wondering: why bother getting married in the States at all? Because the point is, when nuptials in Positano, Seville, Florence, Saint Tropez, and even Dubai are in the same ballpark (or even less), if you’re going to blow a budget, there are more exciting places to do it.

    Su-Jit Lin March 13, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin February 23, 2023

    ALG Vacations® has the inside track on what’s about to be hot where in 2023. We start with a future-meets-nature resort hidden in a jungle off the beaten path of the most famous beach destination in the Americas, go on to a whole new concept within the security and confidence of booking with a trusted all-inclusive favorite, find out how one new build’s biggest splash is that it’s making a lot of them, and hang ten with an excitingly affordable hotel that’s found a great balance for tech and nostalgia. Here are the resorts you’ll want to watch and recommend this year.

    Su-Jit Lin February 23, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin February 23, 2023

    Something exciting to do as ohana is never far when you’re in any of Hawaii’s gorgeous islands. The highest concentration of all-ages activities is in Oahu, the most populous of the islands. It’s where the state’s capital of Honolulu is located, along with the historic Pearl Harbor and royal palace of a time before statehood. This gives visitors an easy way to hop from city to sea without missing a beat.

    Su-Jit Lin February 23, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin February 16, 2023

    Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands an incredibly unique place with landscapes, climates, and attractions you won’t find elsewhere. If you to Ask a Travel Advisor, it would will take mere hours and not years to learn all about this extraordinary destination. But as you prepare to Plan with a Pro to visit Tenerife, here are some of the things you’ll want to mention adding to your itinerary.

    Su-Jit Lin February 16, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin February 16, 2023

    Mallorca and Ibiza are closely tied together, despite both having their very own, very distinct personalities. So what’s the difference? What should people prioritize over another attraction when they plan to hit the Balearic Islands? How do they get from one hot spot to the other? And where even ARE they? We answer all that and more.

    Su-Jit Lin February 16, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin February 12, 2023

    The main attractions of three of the most popular islands of the Cyclades: How to Mix and Match the Greek Isles for Your European Island-Hopping Vacation

    Su-Jit Lin February 12, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin February 03, 2023

    Earlier this year, Harry Potter, The Exhibition, was launched in Atlanta, one of ALG Vacations’® serviced destinations, and we can attest from firsthand experience that it’s the best of its kind we’ve attended.

    Su-Jit Lin February 03, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin January 30, 2023

    Did you know traveling farther is good for your health and longevity? Today, on National Plan a Vacation Day, we share studies that prove it. So go ahead and book that trip, but make sure to Plan with a Pro to reap the best benefits and experience the least stress about that doctor-prescribed vacation.

    Su-Jit Lin January 30, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin January 27, 2023

    For many foodie travelers, experiencing the best restaurants of their vacation destination is tantamount. But for others, there’s no time too early to start treating yourself to the best bites in a new town. This roundup is for the latter, for whom gustatory joy begins in the AM, where we reveal the best places to start your day sweetly in the U.S.

    Su-Jit Lin January 27, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin January 24, 2023

    The capital, San Juan, is where you’ll find the highest concentration of rainbow flags, but by no means is that where you should limit your island wanderings. Instead, try Rincon—a surfer haven with a fast-growing population of queer folks, progressive businesses, and the former embarking on the latter.

    Su-Jit Lin January 24, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin January 19, 2023

    Travel is exciting. It’s thrilling and sparks change, self-discovery, and actual discovery. But for some, all of that sounds terrifying, especially if it’s been some time since they’ve traveled. As with all things that people fall out of practice with, anxiety builds with anticipation and decreased habit. Luckily, ALG Vacations® was able to tap into the professional advice of Jules Jean-Pierre, therapist at Grow Therapy, for some expert tips on how to alleviate different types of travel anxiety.

    Su-Jit Lin January 19, 2023
  • Su-Jit Lin January 12, 2023

    Atlantis, Paradise Island has long been a dining destination, but with new restaurant options, celebrity chefs, and now the island’s first-ever food and wine festival, there’s no places that can beat this one to eat.

    Su-Jit Lin January 12, 2023
  • Kelly Gould December 21, 2022

    Kelly Gould December 21, 2022
  • Kelly Gould December 08, 2022

    Seas of sparkling topaz. Soft, sugar-fine sands in shades of pearl and gold. Awe-inspiring sunsets that cut across the sky like fire opals. The beaches of the Caribbean are more perfectly crafted than the finest gems, pristine paradises that can fill you with peaceful happiness as easily they take your breath away. Some of the world’s most famous coastlines call this region—one of the most visited on earth—home … as do a comprehensive collection of all-inclusive resorts from which to enjoy them.

    Kelly Gould December 08, 2022
  • Su-Jit Lin December 07, 2022

    You’ve chosen the destination—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—and the resort. All things considered, you’ve decided it’s going to be Majestic Colonial Resort for you. But wait, there’s more! Decisions to be made, that is.

    Su-Jit Lin December 07, 2022
  • Kelly Gould November 21, 2022

    Excitement is taking flight this winter with the debut of Punta Cana’s most innovative all-inclusive ...

    Kelly Gould November 21, 2022
  • Su-Jit Lin October 24, 2022

    The Hilton brand name has long been synonymous with hospitality, sitting on over 100 years of experience of being in the hotel business. European plans were their specialty, ...

    Su-Jit Lin October 24, 2022

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