Disney Does it Again! Innovation!

Disney’s Online Check-in is now available at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida!

Disney first launched their “My Disney Experience” App in 2013 which currently includes, Fastpass+, Magic Band 2 and Mobile Order services so it really should be no surprise as the vacation innovation continues at Disney.

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Earlier this year, Disney unveiled a redesigned “My Disney Experience” App with new features that spoke to guests’ desires for an easier way to access all of their vacation plans.  Disney just announced another update to their APP which will bring one more cool and convenient feature to enhance the Disney World (Florida) vacation experience, Online Check-in!!

Disney shared additional information with their Travel Agent Professionals;

When your Clients stay at a Disney Resort hotel, they will be able to use Disney’s Online Check-In service on the My Disney Experience mobile app, expediting their arrival while providing additional convenience, flexibility and customization of their experience. The feature enables your Clients to start the check-in process up to 60 days before their arrival, bypassing the need to visit the front desk and giving them the opportunity to begin their vacation as soon as they set foot in Walt Disney World Resort. Guests complete their check-in by unlocking their room, when it is ready, using the MagicBands sent to them prior to their arrival.

With just a few taps of the screen, your Clients can make room requests, add credit card information and authorize charges, submit an estimated arrival time to help prompt room access, receive a notification when their room is ready and more. Please note that room requests are not guaranteed and Guests must provide consent to receive notifications.

The best part? Your Clients can begin the check-in process at any point up to 60 days prior to your arrival date – even minutes beforehand as they’re transported on Disney’s Magical Express to their resort hotel.

As always, world-class Guest service is part of the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and front desk and concierge cast members are available at all of our resort hotels to assist your Clients at their leisure for the duration of their stay.

To take advantage of the Online Check-In service and other features, be sure your Clients download the latest version of My Disney Experience, now available in the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.

#TLCKnows all about it! Just #AskMe ! 😀

Contact TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises for more information on planning and booking your next or first Disney Vacation!

It’s Flashback Friday! I hope you will have family vacation memories to share too!

Happy Friday! One of my hopes to-do on this Friday is to continue encouraging parents to make sure that you plan to travel with your kids too if you can!  On this Flashback Friday I am remembering Florida family vacations.  Orlando has so much to offer a family to experience and enjoy together.  So much has changed and evolved there since my last visit so I know that I’ll need to get back to see all the new expansions soon.

It’s not too late to book your 2017 family getaway if you haven’t done so already! It’s also not too early to begin planning for your 2018 vacation either!

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Disney World 1986; Orlando, Florida! Those little girls are 35 years old now!

I was a newbie Travel Agent back in 1986! This was my 2nd trip to Disney World when I took my oldest daughter and my niece to visit the Mickey Mouse neighborhood, 30 years ago!

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My niece and oldest daughter (now 35 yrs old) met Minnie Mouse 30 years ago at Disney World Orlando!

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We traveled from Disney World in Orlando to visit Busch Gardens in Tampa on the same vacation in 1986.

 

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2005, my 3rd trip to Disney World taking my two youngest kids who are now 18 and 20 years old.

My now 18 & 20yr olds at SeaWorld in 2005

We made sure to include a visit to SeaWorld on our family vacation in 2005.

 

We realize that many families can’t or are just not that interested in traveling out-of the country with their children.  TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises is commited to including affordable domestic-travel vacation options for families to enjoy too.

Be sure to follow-us on Facebook for family vacation offers, especially from Disney Parks, Universal Resorts, and SeaWorld in Orlando, Fl.

Family Vacations, the benefits are numerous, the memories are priceless! Contact us for assistance with planning and booking your next/first family vacation.

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Plan to Travel WITH Your Kids! #TLCTravels!

 

 

Are you ready to take your Holiday Traditions to another level?

“You cannot keep doing the same thing, the same way, and keep expecting something different to happen.” Beth Moore –

Well, maybe you can. Depends on who you ask. Many are  quite content with doing the same thing, year after year so if that describes you then this post is not speaking to you. Alternately, if you are someone who is tired of this repetitive, egocentric consumerist mentality of being, somewhat due to past generations creating materialistic Holiday traditions, then please, by all means, understand that you do have other options.

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Doing the same thing year after year? Expecting something different? Buying more stuff? Stop it! Consider GIVING the Gift of a #TRAVEL experience to yourself or a loved one! Invest in new experiences, make memories in new places, educate you and yours about other cultures. Volunteer on a Holiday trip! Make Travel Memories! Just make a decision to go somewhere to do something different! Your Travel options are endless! And remember, when you plan to Travel, work with #TravelAgent Professional that you can trust and rely on for support before, during and after your trip!!

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The Secret to Happiness? Spend Money on Experiences, Not Things

Be honest with yourself, are those $500 jeans going to make you happy tomorrow? Next week? Now how about a $100 pair of jeans and a $100 massage every Friday for the next four weeks? Trying to look like a movie star or a fashion model is a pricy endeavor and in the end the only one who comes out ahead is your credit card company. Instead of spending your hard earned bread on clothes and jewelry to make yourself look better, spend that money on activities that will make you feel better.

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Book Carnival Vista 2017 Cruise With us Now!

We have cabins currently available on select Carnival Vista sailings throughout 2017 including:

AFTER-Thanksgiving 2017 Cruise: Sailing 7-Days from Miami :

Book Carnival Vista’s 11/26/2017 sailing with us by December 8, 2016 with a low $50 per person ($100 per double occupancy cabin*) REDUCED DEPOSIT and you will also receive at least $50 per cabin to spend onboard while cruising.

November 26, 2017 : 6-Nights Western Caribbean Cruise Itinerary:
11/26-Sun: Miami, FL – Departure – 4:00PM
11/27-Mon: Fun Day At Sea
11/28-Tue: Ocho Rios, Jamaica – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
11/29-Wed: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
11/30-Thu: Cozumel, Mexico – 10:00AM to 6:00PM
12/01-Fri: Fun Day At Sea
12/02-Sat: Miami, FL – Return – 8:00AM

Make plans NOW to sail on Carnival Cruises’ newest ship after Thanksgiving next year 2017 with our low REDUCED DEPOSIT OFFER! Book early and establish a comfortable monthly payment plan with us. Full final payments are due on or before September 1, 2017.

Prices are based on Carnival Cruise’s lowest published rates, including Early Saver.  Rates are starting from $504 per person, based on double occupancy in an Interior/Inside Category cabin. **Taxes and Fees = $119.53 per person **Onboard Gratuities: $77.70pp
Prices/Fees and cabin availability are always subject to change prior to booking with the required deposit payment. *** This itinerary is available on several other sailing dates throughout 2017.***

Contact us today to confirm your #CRUISE reservations before our offer expires! TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

Source: Carnival Vista Cruising 2017

Southwest Airlines is on The Countdown to Travel Cuba Too!

CUBA, this new frontier in travel for Americans continues to evolve! CUBA, the largest island in the Caribbean, offers not only tropical scenery, but a rich culture and fascinating history. Cuba’s capital city, the infamous Havana, with its colorful, classic 1950s style cars and art nouveau Spanish colonial architecture gives Havana a distinct look and feel as if you have stepped back in time.

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There’s a true blending of cultures represented on this island of CUBA with roots from the Taíno indigenous people, and a significant influence from Spanish and African cultures. Today, Cuba exhibits its varied heritage with a vibrant community of artists, musicians, dancers, writers, and chefs—all contributing to the creative landscape of Cuba. You are now able to take advantage of several exciting new opportunities to travel to Cuba on People-to-People educational tours. Expect to experience Cuba through personal interactions with locals which is a truly unique travel experience.

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The news comes just a few months after JetBlue became the first U.S. commercial airline to fly a scheduled flight to Cuba in more than half a century. American Airlines followed soon after.But what’s most exciting about Southwest’s announcement is that flights are starting for as low as $59 each way. The airline said that in honor of its new service, the special low fare is available for travel between Nov. 13 and April 24, 2017. Customers need to book their flights before Nov. 20, and 14-days advance purchase is required.

Source: Southwest Airlines Is Making It Easier (And Cheaper) To Fly To Cuba | Huffington Post

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Travel to Cuba Requirements- the basics:

Every American Traveler must have a U.S. Passport that is valid up to, at minimum, 6 months from their scheduled return date.

Tourist Visa is Required: Although “Tourist” activities in Cuba remain prohibited by U.S. Laws for U.S. citizens, there are 12 categories of travel that are authorized as doable for visiting Cuba;

  1. Visiting family
  2. Humanitarian projects or to provide support to the Cuban people
  3. Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations
  4. Journalistic activities
  5. Professional research
  6. Educational activities by persons at academic institutions
  7. People-to-people “educational exchange” travel
  8. Religious activities
  9. Public performance, clinics, workshops, athletic or other competitions and exhibitions
  10. Authorization to provide travel services, carrier services and remittance forwarding services
  11. Activities of private foundations, research or educational institutes
  12. Exportation of certain Internet-based services

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For all specific requirements for traveling to Cuba, more information and updates, please visit the following websites:

United States Department of State: International Travel

United States Embassy in Cuba

Very informative FAQ page from website: Cuba Travel Services

A few other Airlines currently authorized to provide Cuba flight services:

American AirlinesDelta AirlinesJetBlue Airlines

Find out about Cruising Cuba from Montego Bay, Jamaica on Celestyal Cruises

People-to-People:Immersive Cultural Exchange Cruises with Fathom Impact Travel

Contact us for more information and reservations assistance to book your trip to Cuba! TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

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PEACE and Tranquility Found: The Cliff Hotel Negril

Because The Cliff Hotel and Spa embodies the beauty, warmth and authentic hospitality that IS #Jamaica, you can expect to experience a timeless elegance with a carefree existence that provides the ultimate escape from the noise of the outside world during your stay here.

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Located along the coast of the West End area in Negril with accommodations ranging from intimate to grand, The 5-Star Rated Cliff Hotel Negril includes 33 Suites and 4 Villas which include two stylish One-Bedroom Villas and a MAGNIFICENT 2-story, Four-Bedroom and a Five-Bedroom Villa. All accommodations at The Cliff have unhindered views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Opportunities to witness the glorious Sunrise and Sunset views from Negril should not be missed during your stay on Jamaica.

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Villa #4 Front Entrance into the Livingroom Area

Our Cliff Hotel Negril experience began with a two-night stay accommodation in the Four-Bedroom; Villa #4. Free Wi-Fi, a Flat Panel TV with Cable service, a Mini-Bar with self-service Coffee amenities, a huge over-the-bed Ceiling Fan and fully furnished Balcony complete with Table, Chairs and a Hammock Swing all are worthy of specifically mentioning as they contributed to my awe-inspiring comfortable stay!

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All Bedroom Suites have individual key lock entry access, including the Bedrooms located in each 4 and 5 room Villa. I don’t know how, out of the 3 other Travel Professionals that I shared Villa #4-(4 Bedrooms) with, that I came to be assigned the Grand-Master Bedroom Suite located on the 2nd level but,…THANK-YOU again #GOD for allowing this serene  experience to be introduced to my “#TLCKnows About It” knowledge base!!  That beautiful bed was extremely comfortable! Slept like a baby for the 2 nights that I was there.

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dining Happens Here at ZEST Restaurant!

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Perfect for a Destination Wedding!

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From the award-winning restaurant experience with Chef-inspired delicious meals to the beauty, comfort, tranquility and ultimate PEACE, it’s all FOUND right here at The Cliff Hotel Negril.

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Are you looking for a quiet getaway? Either for Romance or a Respite “Me Time” trip?  Looking for a venue for your small intimate group gathering? Here is what you need to know:

A Fall Frenzy is happening NOW at The Cliff Negril !!

Booking The Cliff this October just got better! Enjoy savings of over 40%.

Rates start at $199 for two persons in a Junior Suite plus tax and service charge-($260p/n). Book for 4 nights and get the 4th night FREE. Applicable to new bookings only. Call/Contact TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises for reservations today!! This offer expires November 9th !!

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We just quoted a 4-night stay in December totaling $653pp taxes included for 2 guests! (Holidays are Black-out periods so this offer will not apply). Prices are always subject to change prior to booking so don’t sleep during this offer!!

Important to Note:

  • Children 12yrs and younger are not allowed to stay at this property.
  • Full Breakfast will cost approximately $25pp.
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Pool Swim-up Bar

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KiYara Spa on The Cliff

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Personalized services to inspire the mind, body and soul!

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Magnificent Ocean Views at The Cliff Hotel Negril, Jamaica!

 

 

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