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Mexico Paradisus Resorts is offering an array of new activities for teens. New Happenings at All-Inclusives Paloma Villaverde de Rico Today's all-inclusives have finally dusted off yesteryear's mindset and are playing a whole different ballgame. Here's a handful of reasons why recommending an all-inclusive vacation for today's family makes sense: 1) Most incidentals are included in the room rate, including dining, entertainment and activities; 2) Dining options at today's all-inclusives abound and are anything but cookie-cutter; 3) The marketplace is so competitive that all-inclusive brands are upping the ante when it comes to offering unique activities for everyone in the family; 4) Accommodations come in a wide range of options, from budget-minded to highend; and 5) Mom and dad are going to take comfort in knowing that their kids (no matter the age) are being looked after while We'll be getting a first-hand look at Iberostar Playa Mita's family offerings next month, so look out for an upcoming onsite review. 16 march 2016 they indulge in a little "our time." And here are a few more reasons you're going to want to send your family clients on an all-inclusive vacation in Mexico. Jam Out & Jump Around Trampolines, hip hop, Parkour, BMX, snowboarding...all in a day's roster of activities while vacationing in Riviera Maya, right? As soon as Hard Rock All Inclusive Collection's Camp Woodward facility debuts at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya it will be (as of press time, an exact date was not confirmed, although it's definitely a summer opening). Yes, Recommend has been reporting on this unique facility as soon as we got wind of it, but it offers such a different vacation opportunity-there's also skateboarding and snow skiing-that we want to make sure it's on your radar for upcoming bookings. In the meantime, your family clients headed to Cancun or Riviera Maya can get their creative juices flowing with Hard Rock's Music Lab, which debuted a couple of years ago, but again, such an offbeat offering, we thought we'd bring it to your attention again. Clients choose from four different experiences-Jam Band, Spin Session, RockTube and Studio Time-stemming from playing in a rock band to learning how to spin like a DJ, and even recording a music video (it's open for guests 12 and over). A Cool Space for Trendy Teens Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit recently debuted a teens club with all the bells and whistles. Thirteen- to 18-year-olds are going to love the bright, inspirational quotes and designs along the staircase (in both English and Spanish); the funky mismatched furniture resembling a 20-something's first studio apartment; the bright pops of color; and cozy nooks. There are also circular cubbies with comfy seats for playing video games, as well as a large screen and seating area for movies, games, and more. The teens club also features

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend March 2016

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: Growth of Barcelo
Tour Talk: Are We There Yet?
The New All-Inclusives For Families
Onsite Review: Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
New Happenings at All-Inclusives
2016 Delta Air Lines Europe, Middle East, and Africa Travel Guide
Family-Friendly Sailings
Spring into Hawaii’s Family Fun
New Choices for Families in Florida
Onsite Review: Icy Strait Point, Hoonah
What’s New in Alaska
Adventure-Lands Ripe for Family Travel

Recommend March 2016