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Go! Destination Marketing Caribbean Connection

January 2011

Mark Rogers

Welcome to this month’s edition of Caribbean Connection, a monthly e-magazine from
go! Destination Marketing created expressly for
travel agents.

This month we showcase the details of an extensive renovation of Sandals Grande Riviera and bring you up-to-speed on AMResort’s Now Brand of resorts. We also provide a fresh look at Caribbean news, events and attractive deals, including an island-wide offering from St. Maarten.  And if you have any tips for learning salsa, let them fly – I need to nail salsa down for my upcoming wedding to Sophy. You can contact me at

Sandals Grande Riviera Enhanced to the Tune of $25 Million
Sandals Resorts International is in the midst of celebrating its 30th anniversary. Three decades ago the company took off like a shot and never looked back. As part of its anniversary celebration, Sandals undertook a $25 million development project at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort.  Named one of the top hotels in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler’s annual 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards, Sandals Grande Riviera is set on over a hundred acres of rolling hillside and tropical gardens in Ocho Rios on the North Coast of Jamaica. Read More

AM Resorts

The Time is Now
AMResorts is developing at such a pace that it’s sometimes hard to keep up with their latest developments. Just when agents were wrapping their heads around their ultra-luxury Zoëtry brand, AMResorts debuted the Now Resorts & Spas brand, a Member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Currently, AMResorts has three Now resorts open; Now Jade Riviera Cancun, Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, and Now Larimar Punta Cana. They’ve also announced three new properties under the brand: Now Amber Puerto Vallarta (set to open next month), and Now Emerald Cap Cana and Now Pearl Cap Cana, both in the Dominican Republic. Read More

AM Resorts

Lucky in Love: Wyndham Nassau Resort
Soaring past the past five million mark, arrivals to the Bahamas hit a high note in 2010 with this year looking just as rosy.  Whether it’s Nassau and Paradise Island, Abaco Islands, Exuma Islands or Harbour Island, a holiday is, indeed, better in the Bahamas. A quick forty-five minute flight from Miami or three hours from New York City, the Bahamas are the perennial favorite of eternal romantics who covet an evening under the stars or an active day on the water.  Read More

Wyndham Resorts

Caribbean Film

Caribbean Filmmakers Scholarship Fund Launched
Filmmakers across the Caribbean region can apply for scholarships to attend this September's CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Toronto Film Showcase and Market Access Program in Toronto.

Announcing the CaribbeanTales Scholarship Fund at a Toronto press conference last week, Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribition, said the new fund will allow filmmakers from the region and the Caribbean Diaspora to attend the festival. But more importantly Solomon pointed out scholarship winners would have access to the highly effective Market Access incubator Program which teaches skills in the all-important packaging and marketing of films. Read More

Pevonia Big Savings at St. Maarten Resorts
Your clients planning an upcoming getaway can take advantage of deep discounts throughout St. Maarten ( with travel deals at some of the island's popular resorts including Princess Heights, Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, L'esperance Hotel, Belair Beach Hotel, Wyndham Sapphire Beach Club & Resort, The Towers at Mullet Bay N.V and Oyster Bay Beach Resort. Read More
Culture: Salsa SugarBay Independence Day for Sugar Bay Resort & Spa
SugarBay Turks and Caicos Resort Gets Major Facelift
SugarBay Insel Air Fare Sale from Charlotte to Bonaire
August Events Caribbean VoicesDeals


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