If one of your clients’ favorite shows is CBS’ “Amazing Race,” you
might want to tell them about a new adventure being offered by Pan
Pacific Vancouver and Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre in
British Columbia. Their two-night Amazing Race package, designed
for groups of eight or more, includes deluxe accommodations and
daily breakfast at both properties. Like the hit reality TV show,
teams of two make their way from one location to the next, but not
without encountering numerous challenges, roadblocks and detours
along the way. This amazing race takes guests along the Sea to Sky
highway from Vancouver to Whistler, where they cross the finish
line at a top-secret location and later celebrate with
complimentary dinner at the hotel’s Pacific Lounge.800-327-8585; www.panpacific.com
Ever wonder if you made the right decision to buy that knick-knack
while you waited at the airport? Sakura shops in Japan’s Narita
International Airport have taken all the guesswork out of finding
the perfect souvenir. There, you can purchase the best in Japanese
souvenirs, as determined by overseas tourists in a March 2005 Japan
The contest jointly hosted by the Ministry of Land,
Infrastructure and Transport and the Visit Japan campaign awarded
manufacturers with gold, silver and bronze medals in the following
categories: food, confectionery and traditional crafts. Gold medal
winners included: Sencha Miyako-no-Tatsumi Japanese green tea sets,
Kasutela sponge cakes and Nioibukuro-Tagasore Kaoru incense
Another Sakura shop is scheduled to open in Kansai Airport in
the near future.
The Del Mar, Calif. thoroughbred racing season only runs through
Sept. 7, but clients can celebrate their winnings with the Rancho
Valencia Resort’s Pacific Classic, its new signature cocktail made
with rum, amaretto, Creme de Cassis and orange, pineapple and
cranberry juice, all year-long.
At The Palms in Turks and Caicos, resident mixologist Sebastian
Albert customizes cocktail recipes to suit your unique
Personalize your own Select Comfort Sleep Number bed when you
stay at any Radisson hotel or resort in the U.S., Canada and the
Find out your planetary type or learn if personal training is
right for you at the Discover a New You: Women’s Wellness Retreat
at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa this Aug. 19-21.
It doesn’t get more kosher than Hotel Barocco’s Jewish Rome
package with authentic Roman kosher cuisine and a historic walking
tour through the Jewish ghetto. l Grab a pint and groove to blues
and jazz with The Village at Squaw Valley’s Brews, Jazz and Funk
Fest package available Aug. 20-21.
This holiday season, San Francisco’s Argonaut Hotel caters to
those left off Santa’s list with its naughty package, including two
tickets for the Alcatraz prison nighttime tour.
Welcome the change of seasons with Pacific Sands Beach Resort
and Craig Air’s Fly into Fall Package which includes airfare
between Vancouver and Tofino, British Columbia, from Sept. 6 to
Prepare yourself for chauffeur-driven airport transfers and
plenty of beans on toast with an all-inclusive three-night stay at
London’s Dukes Hotel starting at $1,195.
Book by Aug. 31, and live la vie en rose with a three-night stay
at the Sofitel Forum Rive Gauche in Paris with GOGO Worldwide
Vacations. Or spend a blissful week in Barbados that includes free
seventh night stay and $250 air credit through Dec. 13.
This September and October encounter grizzlies, black bears,
wolves and elks as you go on safari through Yellowstone and the
Grand Tetons with a “Rites of Autumn” vacation package starting at
$850 per person, double occupancy.
Make Steamboat Springs, Colo., the site of your next family ski
vacation this winter, especially since kids fly free nationwide
into Yampa Valley Regional airport on United/United Express
See Paris as never before with a six-night l’Esprit d’Europe
cruise on the scenic river Seine. France Vacations package includes
roundtrip airfare and four night luxury hotel stay and starts at
$2199 per person with departure from Los Angeles.
Hotel Hassler, situated atop Rome’s famous Spanish Steps, is
rewarding early birds everywhere when they book a two-night minimum
stay by Sept. 30 and save more than 50 percent off regular room
rates for travel between Oct. 30 and Dec. 29.
Through Aug. 31, stay and play at the Sahara Resort & Hotel
in Las Vegas for $42 a night or head to Walt Disney World and stay
at Orlando’s Radisson Resort Parkway for $85 a night.
Enjoy unlimited admission to Universal Studios, Universal’s
Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld and Wet ‘n Wild theme parks with a
Best of Orlando package starting at $444 per person and available
through Oct. 4.
This month, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention &
Visitors Bureau wants to thank you by offering a special travel
agent appreciation rate at participating hotels and resorts.
Through Dec. 15, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii has a
seven-night minimum stay vacation package at some of its most
famous Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Big Island properties that includes
free roundtrip interisland airfare for two. Mention the “Hawaii
Discovery” promotion when booking.