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Tully Luxury Travel announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team

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TORONTO, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — As Tully Luxury Travel prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary year, it has announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team. Ms. Cathy Holler joins as Vice President, African Dreams, and Mr. Pat Lista joins as Vice President, Product & Contracting. Both bring 30 years of experience in the tourism industry.

Cathy Holler brings her visionary and strategic skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, extensive experience and connections in the luxury travel sector and broad knowledge of Africa. Her most recent positions include Vice President, Business Development and Product Innovation at Travcoa, Vice President, Member Sales & Service – USA & Canada and Vice President, Destination Sales, both at Virtuoso.

“I am incredibly honored and excited to join Mary Jean Tully and the amazing team at Tully Luxury Travel to lead their African Dreams division,” says Holler. “Since I was young, Africa has held a special place in my heart. To now be able to focus all of my expertise, energy and passion to promote travel to Africa is a dream come true!”

Pat Lista brings his extensive background in contract negotiations, sales, marketing, budgets and supplier relationships. A fluid thinker and passionate leader, Pat excels at finding innovative solutions to drive business forward and navigate teams through changing business models.

“I’m excited about this new and important chapter in my career, and happy to be working with a group of individuals whose professionalism is second to none. Everyone is striving towards the same goal: to provide the most exceptional service and travel experiences for our clients. The future is very bright.”

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Great Deals On South Africa Holidays With Leading Travel Club

Leading travel specialist, WEXAS, is showcasing some outstanding deals on its luxury South Africa holidays, with a selection of fantastic tours to choose from.

The renowned travel club, founded in 1970, has multiple offers available, which could save travellers hundreds of pounds on their next trip.

Once such tour is the Cape Town & Winelands Experience, which current has an enticing seven nights for the price of five when travelling between 1 May and 30 June 2012.

Cape Town is one of the world’s finest cities. Situated on the west coast of South Africa , it has a plenitude of sights and activities to absorb, and is an ideal location from which to explore the Winelands and the infamous Garden Route .

With Table Mountain looming over the city and Robben Island a short ferry ride from the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is bursting with cultural and historic sights to explore.

Hiring a car to travel the 60km along the Cape Peninsula is an absolute must, as one of the most breath-taking coastal drives in the world.

Taking in the quaint, naval base that is Simon’s Town, the pretty fishing harbour of Kalk , and the incredible penguin colony at Boulders Beach , this journey is truly exceptional. There aren’t many places you can swim alongside penguins in their natural habitat.

WEXAS can arrange stays at many of the best hotels in Cape Town , with a plethora of these being in the trendy Camps Bay area. With winding roads framed by luxury, waterfront apartments, Camps Bay is rich in chic and stylish shops and restaurants.

Departing Cape Town and commencing the journey east along the Garden Route , you’ll soon find yourself in South Africa ‘s world-class Winelands, and the country’s charming, culinary capital of Franschhoek.

Home to 70 per cent of the country’s top restaurants, Le Quartier Francais and La Petite Ferme are just two of the stunning gourmet hot spots.

The patchwork of award-winning vineyards spanning Franschhoek and nearby Stellenbosch, provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in wine-tasting tours, which can be organised by WEXAS as a group or on an individual basis.

Onwards from the Winelands, coastal towns Knysna and Plettenburg Bay provide the ideal spots to enjoy some of the finest seafood while taking in wonderfully inspiring vistas before completing the Garden Route at Port Elizabeth .

As a tailor-made holiday specialist, WEXAS can plan your luxury holiday to your own personal specification. Incorporating a safari to Kruger National Park or a beach stay inMauritius are two of the most popular ways to round-off this trip.

To find out more about the Cape Town & Winelands Experience, or any of the other special offers from WEXAS, visit www.WEXAS.com or call WEXAS on 0845 643 6562.

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Australia Holidays On Offer With Luxury Travel Specialists

Australia is a top travel destination all year round, but with the current offers from tailor-made specialist, WEXAS, there’s never been a better time to embark on this magnificent trip.

The country’s summer falls between December and February and is therefore a fantastic destination for some “winter sun.” Temperatures average at a comfortable 25/78 degrees at this time of year, making it the perfect environment to enjoy the vast beaches, parks and numerous outdoor activities.

Some of the country’s key sporting and cultural events take place during the early part of the year, including the Sydney Festival (January), the Australian Open (January), and the Mardi Gras (February).

For those looking to start their luxury Australian holiday in style, WEXAS is currently offering rooms at the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney from just £85 per person per night. This central location is ideal to tour the city, take in some of the finest restaurants and explore the country’s most illustrious landmarks; the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge .

For those with a love of seafood, a ferry trip to Doyles Restaurant at Watsons Bay is a must. With views back across Sydney Harbour while you eat the infamous fish and chips is not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

Heading further out of the harbour across to Sydney ‘s northern beaches, Manly is another popular location for both the relaxed beach environment and the shops.

Back in the city, the climate is a real draw with open air concerts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour, and Taronga Zoo, where the panoramic views of the city are as much of a draw as the exotic species that lie within it.

WEXAS has travel consultants across the globe, experts in putting together an itinerary that suits the customer’s needs and interests.

With many deals on Australia holidays and tours, now is the time to call WEXAS to arrange your personalised route, whether that be home via Cairns in Australia’s Northern Territory, or a paradise island in the Pacific, anything is possible.

Call WEXAS today on 0845 643 6562 or visit www.WEXAS.com.

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Luxury Travel Specialist Offering Great Deals On Its China Holidays

Tailor-made travel specialist, WEXAS, has a selection of offers on its website for holiday-makers to take advantage of.

The Best of China tour is available at a discounted rate until 28 February 2012, which provides the perfect opportunity to see this spectacularly diverse country during one of its most special times; Chinese New Year.

This luxury holiday to China with WEXAS provides the perfect itinerary for a first time visitor to the country, taking in many of the key destinations across the magnificent and vast nation.

Founded in 1970, WEXAS is an accomplished travel specialist with consultants across the globe to ensure the hotels, airlines and tour operators the company works with meet its exacting standards.

The Best of China tour takes in Bejing, Xian, Chengdu , Guilin and Shanghai , incorporating all the key highlights to give the visitor a real flavour of the country.

The capital, Bejing, is bursting with iconic historical and modern landmarks including the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Olympic buildings, and the Temple of Heaven . If you’re feeling adventurous, the 70km walk along the length of the Great Wall from Badaling to the Gobi desert is a “once in a lifetime” moment.

Xian’s Terracotta Warriors are a sight to behold, with 6,000 life-size warriors and horses impressing on visitors who come to view them.

Animal-lover or not, any visitor to China must pay a visit to Chengdu, famous for being home to the country’s largest giant panda sanctuary, which recently became home to its first twin giant panda cubs, Zhen Zhen and Qiao Qiao.

For the photographer, Guilin offers a striking landscape of limestone cliffs forming a dramatic backdrop along the Li River.

Shanghai is a bustling megacity on the east coast of China , and completes this particular tour. Here the visitor can experience some of the nation’s best cuisine alongside the impressive skyscraper skyline. Chinese New Year celebrations take over the city between January and February, with glorious decorations filling the streets.

As a tailor-made specialist, WEXAS enjoys helping its customers create the perfect, personalised itinerary. Call WEXAS to discuss your personal travel plans on 0845 643 6568 or visit www.WEXAS.com.

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The Top Hidden Beaches in the World from Paradizo.com

You may have traveled far and wide, but even the seasoned traveler is always in search of undiscovered, pristine shores have never known crowds. If you’re looking for ultimate beach getaway, here are the top Undiscovered Beaches for 2010.

– Koh Lanta is the southernmost island of Thailand’s Krabi Province, far from the tourism boom of neighboring Phuket and Koh Samui. As a laid-back escape, Koh Lanta is an unspoiled paradise. Head out to the area’s secluded Pimalai Resort hideaway offeringluxurious beachfront villas.

– Anse Cocos on La Digue is far from the well-trodden shores of Anse Source d’Argent in Seychelles. Only accessible by foot, you may have to scramble over some boulders but know that the rocky shores keep out intruders in your own private cove.

– Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica is getting noticed – now’s the time to go to experience the solitude, alone with the rainforest and crashing waves. A surfing heaven from April-November, Playa Santa Teresa is also a honeymoon dream, with luxury beach villas.

– Fiji’s Yasawa Island offers cobalt-blue sea lapping over coral sandy beaches. The Eight Month Beach can be reached only by private yacht and is Yasawa Island’s best kept secret. It’s best to visit Fiji in September-November.

– Maha’ulepu Beach is the last undiscovered beach in Kauai on the Hawaiian Island’s southern shore. Maha’ulepu offers up cinnamon sand hugged by mountaintops and fertile valleys. Luxury villas with pools overlook this quiet beach.

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Luxury Link and Lexus Go Green

Luxury Link (www.luxurylink.com), the world’s premier online luxury travel resource, announces its partnership with Lexus to bring eco-friendly hotel packages to the sophisticated traveler.

“At Luxury Link we believe in socially responsible practices. We want to preserve the world’s beauty so people can enjoy it for years to come,” said Diane McDavitt, president of Luxury Link. “We are pleased to be partnering with Lexus and share their commitment to excellence and passion for creating luxury experiences for our consumers.”

Beginning October 26th, LuxuryLink.com will feature packages for Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Washington DC that focus on the environment and sustainability. Guests who purchase these packages will stay in the Lexus Hybrid Living Suite composed of organic, recycled or sustainable materials and furnishings. The eco-friendly packages also include personal use of the Lexus LS Hybrid. This low-emission hybrid vehicle is designed to minimize environmental impact without sacrificing luxury and style.

“We’re excited to be getting people behind the wheel of the Lexus LS Hybrid,” says Dave Nordstrom, vice president of marketing for Lexus. “This car is an elegant solution in the marriage of luxury and sustainability. By partnering with Luxury Link, more people will be able to experience the amazing power, comfort and style of the LS Hybrid while making less impact on the earth. We think they’ll be very impressed.”

About Lexus
Lexus is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in the United States. Since its debut in 1989, Lexus has earned a reputation for offering high-quality luxury vehicles and providing benchmark customer service through its 227 dealers.

About Luxury Link
Founded in 1997, Luxury Link is where sophisticated travelers go for inspiration, to indulge their passion for discovering the world’s best places to stay and exceptional values.

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Luxury Link and ideeli Partner to Create An Ideal Shopping and Travel Experience

Luxury Link (www.luxurylink.com), the world’s premier online luxury travel resource, announces its partnership with ideeli (www.ideeli.com) the first members-only shopping community in the U.S. Members of the ideeli community now have access to select properties f r o m Luxury Link’s esteemed portfolio of world-class hotels, resorts and tour companies in over 60 countries.

“ideeli has a truly unique merchandising platform,” stated Drew Marich, CEO of Luxury Link. “We are excited to be working with them to bring exceptional values at the world’s best places to stay to their passionate user base.”

Beginning on August 28th, Luxury Link is offering a series of 72 hour sales on ideeli.com. Packages range f r o m a 3 to 6 night stay and feature a dozen hand-selected Luxury Link properties f r o m popular destinations such as London, New York, Miami and the Caribbean. Additionally, Luxury Link is offering consumers a $100 gift certificate to use on future purchases with Luxury Link.

“We are committed to providing our members with innovative and exciting offers exclusively available on ideeli,” said Paul Hurley, ideeli Founder and CEO. “Travel is an important component of an ideeli member’s lifestyle and we are excited to launch this category with Luxury Link, a recognized leader in luxury travel packages.”

Invitation – In order to participate in this special four week promotion please visit ideeli.com and include the invitation code “travel” or visit www.ideeli.com/in/media?mi=travel

About ideeli
Launched in June 2007, ideeli is the first members-only shopping community in the U.S. The company creates daily online events that provide members with the “ideal” shopping experience: access to the most sought-after products and experiences, often at privileged prices.

About Luxury Link
Founded in 1997, Luxury Link is where sophisticated travelers go for inspiration, to indulge their passion for discovering the world’s best places to stay and exceptional values.

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Paradizo.com Announces Sponsorship of the Luxury Travel Forum 2009 in Barcelona

Paradizo.com, the luxury travel portal is pleased to announce it is sponsor for the Luxury Travel Forum 2009, October 6th to 8th in Barcelona, Spain.

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The City of Barcelona will be the venue for the 2009 Travel Convention, to be held between October 6th to 8th 2009 and organized by ABTA, The Travel Association.

The Luxury Travel Forum will form an integral part of The Travel Convention and has been designed for all providers of luxury travel products and services, including: airlines, hotels, operators, suppliers, as well as agents who either specialize or have an interest in the luxury travel market, including those wanting to move in to this burgeoning market.

Luxury Travel Forum delegates will have the opportunity to attend the majority of The Travel Convention’s plenary sessions, as well as the official social activities and parties.

On the afternoon of Wednesday 7 October, Luxury Travel Forum delegates will be able to do business, speed-dating style, in the Luxury Travel Forum Showcase.

Dedicated Luxury Travel Sessions will be co-hosted by Broadcaster & Journalist Jeremy Vine, together with the Editor of Telegraph Travel and Ultratravel, Graham Boynton. Including sessions as Charting A New Course Through The Turbulent Travel Luxury Market? Gaining an Edge in the Luxury Travel Market. Generational Segmentation of the Luxury Travel Market.

For more information on the Luxury Travel Forum visit:
http://www.thetravelconvention.com/luxurytravelforum/index.php

Paradizo is designed to provide a new advertising channel for Luxury Travel companies looking to reach the affluent market and promote their luxury vacation rentals, yacht charters, residence and destination clubs, private jet travels or concierge services.

About Paradizo.com
Paradizo.com is a new online resource for luxury travel. Its main objective is to provide discerning travelers with the tools necessary to create memorable and personalized luxury vacation experiences.

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The Luxury Travel Experts At Perfect Escapes Announce The Launch Of Perfect Escapes Insider

The luxury travel experts at Perfect Escapes announce the launch of Perfect Escapes Insider, a free membership program focusing on best-in-industry luxury travel deals.

The Perfect Escapes Insider program provides members with valuable luxury-hotel benefits that aren’t available to the general public. Benefits include access to unpublished rates, private sales, limited-time offers, and special perks like complimentary daily breakfast or guaranteed suite upgrades. Although any traveler can book Perfect Escapes’ collection of luxury hotels – either online, or by phone with the assistance of a hotel specialist — only Perfect Escapes Insider members can access special perks, unpublished rates, private sales, and limited-time offers.

Eric Jeck, CEO of Perfect Escapes, commented: “Perfect Escapes serves the rapidly growing group of affluent leisure travelers that luxury hotels want to reach. As an added benefit, the Perfect Escapes Insider program provides luxury hoteliers an efficient way to market to a closed membership — and a great way for us to provide exceptional values to our customers without membership or booking fees.”

Perfect Escapes understands that leisure time is a traveler’s most valuable asset, and the Perfect Escapes Insider program makes it easier for luxury consumers to discover great values and unbeatable deals at the world’s best hotels. Perfect Escapes Insiders can access an exclusive collection of rates, offers, and amenities on www.perfectescapes.com and via a members-only subscription to The Perfect 10TM email newsletter, a weekly collection of high-end travel offers selected by the company’s team of luxury travel editors.

About Perfect Escapes
Perfect Escapes — a specialty online site focusing on luxury travel— promotes a hand-selected collection of the world’s finest hotels.

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Uncompromising Vacation Getaway By Luxury Link

Luxury Link (www.luxurylink.com), the world’s premier online luxury travel resource, is pleased to present the “Uncompromising Vacation Getaway”. A unique giveaway designed for the sophisticated and uncompromising traveler desiring the ultimate in luxury travel.

Uncompromising Vacation Getaway

This exclusive travel package giveaway showcased on LuxuryLink.com offers the winner a 4-night luxury trip for two at one of four Destination Hotels & Resorts properties including Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, L’Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells and Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes. Each property has a reputation for distinctive design and adherence to the highest standards of customer service.

“Destination Hotels & Resorts is a venerable luxury brand known for its exceptional quality and style,” said Luxury Link VP of Advertising, Greg Maltzman. “This gives us an opportunity to inspire our loyal users with a unique and unforgettable luxury experience.”

Enter today for your chance to win: http://www.luxurylink.com/mini/porsche.php. There is no purchase necessary to enter. The contest ends on September 6th and the winner will be announced on September 14th.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is consistently rated one of the top 10 independent hospitality management companies in the United States with more than 30 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

About Luxury Link
Founded in 1997, LuxuryLink.com is the world’s premier online luxury travel resource. Showcasing more than 1000 extraordinary hotels and resorts, cruises, tours and villas in more than 60 countries, LuxuryLink.com provides unparalleled access to exclusive offers and insider tips for the sophisticated traveler. For more information, please visit www.luxurylink.com or call 1-888-2973299.

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Orchid Resorts & Escapes Now Featured on LuxuryLink.com

Luxury Link (www.luxurylink.com), the online luxury travel resource that offers high-end trips to destinations around the globe, announces its partnership with Orchid Resorts & Escapes (www.orchidworldwide.com) the boutique hotel brand representing unique and extraordinary properties. Orchid Resorts & Escapes properties include Dunton Hot Springs, Winvian and The Pitcher Inn (among many others…). They join Luxury Link’s esteemed portfolio of world-class hotels, resorts and tour companies in over 60 countries, gaining instant access to the sophisticated Luxury Link consumer.

History comes alive at Dunton Hot Springs. Located near Telluride, Colorado, this historic mining town has been restored and converted to an exclusive resort. Guests can choose f r o m a range of activities including helicopter skiing and river rafting, or simply relax in the natural hot springs. While the hand-hewn log cabins create a rustic atmosphere, make no mistake, this resort is top quality f r o m the exquisite cuisine to the holistic spa treatments. For the ultimate seclusion, guests can rent the entire town for themselves, making it the ideal venue for weddings or corporate retreats.

Set on 113 acres in Connecticut’s scenic Litchfield Hills, Winvian is the perfect place for a quiet getaway. The property includes eighteen private cottage accommodations, each providing a unique experience that is bound to enchant. There is the traditional grace of the Library Cottage and the creative comfort of the Artist Cottage. Or, for the more unconventional traveler, the Helicopter and Treehouse cottages stir the imagination. Winvian also brings new meaning to the term “pet friendly” with its Saddle Up Package offering room and board for guests as well as their equestrian companions.

The Pitcher Inn has been a scenic retreat for guests since the 1850s. Located in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, it serves as an ideal base for a number of outdoor activities year-round. Each of the eleven guest rooms feature distinct designs but share a common Vermont theme. After a long day in the great outdoors, guests can satisfy their appetite with meals made f r o m the freshest local and regional ingredients or sample a bottle f r o m the award-winning Wine List.

“Orchid was formed as a way for me to bring together exceptional, yet whimsical properties whose unique nature fit the destination that they are in,” said founder Stacy Dreyfus. “I’m looking forward to working with Luxury Link and growing our business together.”

About Orchid Resorts & Escapes
Founded in 2007 by sales and marketing specialist Stacy Dreyfus, Orchid Resorts & Escapes is a luxury boutique hotel brand representing refreshing and extraordinary properties and destinations. Orchid properties ultimately create a unique place for a romantic hideaway, a special gathering, a refuge, an executive retreat or simply a place to breathe and relax.

About Luxury Link
Founded in 1997, LuxuryLink.com is the world’s premier online luxury travel resource. Showcasing more than 1000 extraordinary hotels and resorts, cruises, tours and villas in more than 60 countries, LuxuryLink.com provides unparalleled access to exclusive offers and insider tips for the sophisticated traveler. For more information, please visit www.luxurylink.com or call 1-888-2973299.

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Luxury Link Announces World MasterCard® Partnership

Luxury Link (www.luxurylink.com), the world’s leading luxury travel resource, is proud to announce its partnership with World MasterCard®, a credit card for all of life’s experiences.

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Beginning in June 2009, this promotion gives World MasterCard® cardholders access to exclusive offers on LuxuryLink.com via special themed vacation pages (www.luxurylink.com/mastercard.php). Customers who purchase select packages with a World MasterCard® card will save $150. These packages will change regularly and feature a variety of properties all designed to inspire the discerning traveler with the finest luxury properties in the world.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with World MasterCard®,” said Diane McDavitt, president of Luxury Link. “The personalized service and travel benefits specifically designed for cardholders are a perfect match for the Luxury Link audience.”

About Luxury Link
Founded in 1997, LuxuryLink.com is the world’s premier online luxury travel resource. Showcasing more than 1000 extraordinary hotels and resorts, cruises, tours and villas in more than 60 countries, LuxuryLink.com provides unparalleled access to exclusive offers and insider tips for the sophisticated traveler. For more information, please visit www.luxurylink.com or call 1-888-2973299.

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Luxury Link Announce The Addition Of Montage Beverly Hills, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Biltmore Hotel And Raffles Canouan To Its Portfolio

Luxury Link (www.luxurylink.com), the world’s leading luxury travel website, is proud to announce the addition of Montage Beverly Hills, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Biltmore Hotel and Raffles Canouan to its portfolio. These prestigious properties join Luxury Link’s esteemed collection of hotels, resorts and vacation packages from around the world.

Located in one of Southern California’s most celebrated areas, Montage Beverly Hills exudes 1920s Hollywood grandeur with all the complements of 21st century luxury. Beneath the Spanish Colonial Revival style exterior, this eight-story hotel features 201 guestrooms, including 55 suites. After a day of shopping in the boutiques of nearby Rodeo Drive, guests are invited to relax at Spa Montage, stroll through the courtyard gardens or dine in one of the hotel’s two signature restaurants. 

For those dreaming of white sandy beaches, a deep blue sea and palm trees swaying in the breeze- The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is the place to be. Situated on the west coast of Barbados, this couples-oriented resort is sure to impress. All 72 guest rooms are afforded ocean views and a variety of complimentary water sports, from snorkeling to windsurfing, are just steps away. Dining options include the poolside Café Taboras and the gourmet cuisine of The Palm Terrace.

Raffles Canouan

Nestled among 150 acres of tropical landscape, the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is bound to enchant. This historic property, with 275 guest rooms, originally opened in the 1920s and has been hosting elite travelers ever since. Guests can choose from a range of activities including playing a round on the Donald Ross-designed golf course, dining in one of the hotel’s four restaurants or lounging by the pool in a private cabana. For those seeking a bit of adventure, the sights and sounds of lively downtown Miami and South Beach are just minutes away.

Set in the heart of the Grenadines, Raffles Canouan is surrounded by one of the world’s largest coral reefs. In addition to stunning views from each of the 88 guestrooms, the resort hosts two private beaches, a freshwater swimming pool and a range of holistic treatments at the Raffles Amrita Spa. Guests looking to test their luck can visit the European-style casino, Villa Monte Carlo. But no visit is complete without a round of golf at the world-renowned Trump International Golf Club. The view from the signature 13th hole makes this challenging course worthwhile.

“Through our auctions and ‘Buy Now’ packages, Luxury Link’s users receive premiere travel opportunities at exclusive rates,” said Luxury Link president Diane McDavitt. “Featuring these new properties on our site, demonstrates our commitment to bringing the best resorts and hotels to our luxury travelers.”

About LuxuryLink.com
Founded in 1997, LuxuryLink.com is the world’s premier online luxury travel resource. Showcasing more than 1000 extraordinary hotels, resorts, cruises, tours and villas in more than 60 countries, LuxuryLink.com provides unparalleled access to exclusive offers and insider tips for the sophisticated traveler. For more information, please visit www.luxurylink.com or call 1-888-297-3299.

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Luxury Travel Site Celebrates Dramatic Rise in Bookings

In the face of an uncertain travel economy, luxury travel site Perfect Escapes continues to grow rapidly, having already assisted travelers with more than 20,000 luxury hotel reservations.

Despite recent negative news about the state of luxury travel, reservations have risen steadily since Perfect Escapes launched in late 2006. The site took just 18 months to facilitate its first 10,000 customer reservations, and only another nine months to complete the next 10,000. As word has spread about Perfect Escapes’ unique offerings and true hands-on service, consumers have continued to recognize the luxury value offered by Perfect Escapes. These loyal customers have remained committed to luxury travel – and to booking that travel with Perfect Escapes – as the site’s dramatic rise in recent bookings shows.

Other major Perfect Escapes milestones include:

• October 2006: Perfect Escapes beta site launch.
• December 2006: Perfect Escapes begins taking U.S. hotel bookings.
• January 2007: The Perfect 10TM email newsletter launch.
• April 2007: Perfect Escapes begins taking hotel bookings worldwide.
• October 2007: Perfect Escapes launches Wynn Las Vegas sweepstakes.
• December 2007: The Perfect 10 surpasses 100,000 opt-in subscribers; Perfect Escapes surpasses 5,000 hotel reservations.
• June 2008: The Perfect 10 surpasses 250,000 opt-in subscribers: Perfect Escapes surpasses 10,000 hotel reservations.
• March 2009: The Perfect 10 surpasses 500,000 opt-in subscribers: Perfect Escapes surpasses 20,000 hotel reservations.

“We knew there was an opportunity to better serve luxury travel consumers by representing a hand-selected collection of luxury hotels, and by pairing hotel stays with special values, upgrades, and amenities,” said Eric Jeck, CEO of Perfect Escapes. “We’re experiencing a significant rise in the number of reservations, even during a period of economic uncertainty – and that’s due to our ability to deliver a valuable service without requiring prepayment, adding cancellation restrictions, or charging booking fees. Our editorial team and travel specialists inspire consumers to travel more by helping them find great destinations, spectacular hotels, and unique values.”

About Perfect Escapes:
Perfect Escapes — a specialty website focusing on luxury travel — publishes a hand-selected roster of the world’s finest hotels paired with special values, upgrades, and amenities on the site, in The Perfect 10TM email newsletter and on The Suite Life blog. Please visit http://www.perfectescapes.com for more information or to sign up for The Perfect 10TM newsletter. Follow us on Twitter: @PerfectEscapes.

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