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Seaside Vacations

Seaside Vacations is a real estate company on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with an array of beautiful homes spanning the beach. Keyless locks, special events, and a commitment to owners and visitors alike help make Seaside a unique company among the many available on the Outer Banks. Music by the Aesthetic Junkies www.swellfilms.com Likes: 1 Viewed: 193 source

10 Travel Problems Solved by Technology

10 Travel Problems Solved by Technology [Infographic] #travel #travelgram #instatravel #traveling #travelling #travelphotography #traveler #travelingram #igtravel #mytravelgram #travelblogger #discover #vacation #summervacation #vacations #vegasvacation #vacationtime #familyvacation Source by jcook05

Marriott’s CEO Thinks That SPG Loyalists Are “Rabid”

Marriott’s CEO, Arne Sorenson, spoke at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference recently, and he had some interesting things to say about the future of the combined hotel group. Among that, he noted that China is the biggest region for growth for Marriott, that they’re open to even more new brands (as if 30 isn’t enough!), etc. However, what stood out to me the most is what he said about the loyalty program, and more specifically about the future of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. Per Hotel News Now: Sorenson was quick to describe the effort to absorb Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as “a huge amount of work,” while also noting it’s gone fabulously well. He said one thing that caught him off guard about the acquisition and transition has been how deep the devotion ran for Starwood Preferred Guest loyalists. “Early on, the thing I didn’t appreciate that I should have was how rabid the SPG elites were about the program,” he said. “Maybe that shouldn’t have been that surprising.” Now, personally I’ll take the “rabid” comment as a compliment. In looking up the definition of rabid, it’s defined as “having or proceeding from an extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something.” That does describe many of us SPG loyalists, though at the same time we might not self identify as the synonyms to the word (ie, overzealous, extremist, violent, etc.). So I’ll actually take it as a compliment. To me this isn’t like when United CFO in 2012 referred to elites as “over-entitled.” I think it’s undeniable that there’s a huge gap in enthusiasm between Marriott loyalists and Starwood loyalists. Most Marriott loyalists like Marriott because they have hotels everywhere and offer decent recognition, so they’re quite happy overall. However, in my experience Starwood is in a completely different league when it comes to the degree to which members associate with the brand. To me the part of the statement that’s surprising is that Sorenson was surprised by how passionate SPG elites are. Damn right, we are! It’s funny, because when the takeover was first announced, Marriott management said that one of the things that was so appealing about SPG was their customer base, and how passionate they are about the brand. Perhaps we’re too passionate? I’m glad that Sorenson now at least realizes how passionate we are. So far I think Marriott has done a fantastic job with the two programs, at least as good as it can get from day one. They introduced reciprocal status matching and fair points transfers from day one. Furthermore, they adopted some of SPG’s policies and programs, like guaranteed 4PM check-out, an experiences marketplace, and an ambassador service. Hopefully that’s just the start, and there’s more to come, like a real suite upgrade benefit for elite members, and a consistent breakfast benefit as well. Damn right we’re rabid… now don’t disappoint us! (Tip of the hat to LoyaltyLobby) Source link

Accommodation Spotlight: Double Six Luxury Hotel in Bali

Bali is one of the hottest destinations in Southeast Asia right now, and when it comes to luxury escapes there’s nowhere quite like it in the the region. The island boasts a wealth of luxury accommodation from plush villas to high end hotels with magnificent spas where you can relax in style. The nightlife is […] The post Accommodation Spotlight: Double Six Luxury Hotel in Bali appeared first on Goats On The Road. Source link

25 Culture Shocks From Around The World #Infographic

25 Culture Shocks From Around The World #Infographic #Travel #travel #travelgram #instatravel #traveling #travelling #travelphotography #traveler #travelingram #igtravel #mytravelgram #travelblogger #discover #vacation #summervacation #vacations #vegasvacation #vacationtime #familyvacation Source by visualistan

Surfit Baja: Active Lifestyle Luxury Vacations

http://www.surfitbaja.com - Surfit Baja provides active lifestyle luxury surf and fitness vacations, offering active vacations for all types and levels of surfers, and everyone who wants to experience the healthy beachfront lifestyle. From long boarders to short boarders, from beginners, to advanced surfers, and those who have always wanted to learn to surf, but never had the chance. Surfit Baja is a perfect opportunity for your active vacations, where we combine surf, workout and healthy lifestyle in a fun and engaging way. Surfit Baja is located at one of Mexico's most beautiful beaches and world known surf breaks, Cerritos beach. Likes: 3 Viewed: 393 source

Volunteer in South Africa | The Ultimate Guide

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CLIP 168- PORTUGAL VACATIONS PART 2

O team da element europa de passagem por potugal enquanto filmavam para o video "hold it down" sempre bem acompanhados pelo nosso anfitrião ruben rodrigues. 2014.06.02 Likes: 3 Viewed: source

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