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caribbean The all-inclusive rundown It's all here: a tipsheet for travel agents on the new all-inclusives in the Dominican Republic and Grenada. ed wetschler breathless punta cana resort & spa The first of a new AMResorts brand (the others are Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas), this adults-only all-inclusive opened in November. Whereas many other adults-only resorts focus on romance, Breathless Resorts & Spas does that but also offers almost nonstop socializing and partying-and welcomes singles as well as couples. selling points There's not a bad room in the house; this is an all-suite hotel. The decor, like the whole resort, is fun: No cool beige-on-beige here; Breathless' suites combine clean modernism with green and orange hues that pop. Because there are 750 suites, Breathless has enough guests to offer a great choice of restaurants and partying venues-and to keep them lively, exciting. Its Unlimited-Luxury vacation includes eight bars and lounges, a cigar bar, and 13 restaurants ranging from traditional Italian to 21st century fusion. No reservations are required, and four of the restaurants have communal tables. There are theater presentations, dance venues, a Breathless 12-14 CB Allinc.indd 12 SAN 30813_Recommend_JT.indd 1 Spa by Pevonia, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, eight pools ranging from quiet to rockin', and for anyone who still has any energy left, watersports gear like Hobie-Cats and kayaks. In short, says Erica Doyne, AMResorts' senior director of marketing, "Breathless Punta Cana delivers fresh and out-of-the-box sensory, dining and entertainment experiences, while maintaining AMResorts' award-winning standards." Couples who still want some time alone can call for 24-hour room service or dinner for two on the beach. And Punta Cana's wide, white beaches, of course, are spectacular. AMResorts has also created an Xhale Club offering upgraded suites, private lounges, private pools and other perks. for agents only Rates start at $152.50 pp for an Allure Junior Suite Tropical View; note that upgrades to each higher category only cost about $8-$16 more, so your clients can be Xhale Club guests for as little as $206 pp. AMResorts pays travel agents 10 percent commission and can include scheduled or charter air. Its Travel Agent Rewards program offers bonuses, free nights and prizes. The online Master Agent Program also includes benefits. 2/19/14 2:36 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend March 2014

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: ME by Melia
Tour Talk: MLT Vacations
The All-Inclusive Rundown
Iberostar's Rose Hall Resorts, Jamaica
RIU Palace Mexico
What's New in Cancun & Riviera Maya
Great Britain Travel Planner
Turkish Delights
Cosmopolitan South Africa
Riveting Rhode Island
Okinawa: To Visit is to Love It
Un-Cruise Adventures' S.S. Legacy

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