Secrets for Cheap Airfare

Sunwing AirlinesRecently posted on US News & World Report:  eight insider secrets to booking cheap airfare.  Here are some bullet points from the article by Daniel Bortz.

Book six weeks in advance

  • Passengers pay the lowest price, nearly 6 percent below the average fare, if they buy six weeks before their flight

Scan for morning deals

  • Best deals are in the early morning

Best time to buy

  • Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Eastern

Cheapest day to fly

  • Wednesday

Fly out early

  • First flight out for the day is usually cheapest

Check low-cost airlines individually

  • e.g., Southwest Airlines doesn’t allow their tickets to be quoted on popular comparison websites

Sign up for free alerts

Build a relationship

  • e.g., frequent-flyer programs or airline credit cards

Be sure to visit Island Time Travel’s Online Booking Page!


Pin Your Way to a Free Sunset Wedding at Couples Tower Isle

Couples Swept Away beach

Couples Resorts has announced a free sunset wedding contest (valued at $1750). All you need to do is join Pinterest and create a board for the wedding of your dreams. Simply create a unique combination photos that reflects your personal style and wedding wish list. A panel of Couples Resorts judges will evaluate all of the submitted Pinterest boards.

For the full contest details and how to enter, click here.

For more information about Couples Resorts (all inclusive, adults only, couples only) in Jamaica, click here.

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New Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta and Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

New Secrets Vallarta Bay Ribbon Cutting

Mexico's President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, Alex Zozaya, AMResorts President, Emilio González Marquez, Jalisco's Governor y Gloria Guevara Manzo, Mexico's Secretary of Tourism

AMResorts (Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, and Secrets, Dreams, Now, and Sunscape Resorts & Spas) celebrated the official opening of Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta and Now Amber Puerto Vallarta with a special ribbon cutting ceremony coinciding with Mexico’s Tianguis Turistico. To mark the important occasion, AMResorts’ President Alex Zozaya was joined by Mexico’s President Mr. Felipe Calderon.

The two-resort complex introduces the first Secrets and Now Resorts & Spas properties to the popular destination and represents Puerto Vallarta’s first new construction hotels in almost a decade.  Each property will feature AMResorts’ signature Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept.

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta offers adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in a beautiful beachfront setting. Guests will be welcomed by 271 elegantly-appointed rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room services; multiple gourmet, a la carte restaurants and lounges serving premium beverages; endless day and evening activities; and full-service spa and fitness facilities.

With 331 oversized guest rooms and suites with ocean views and private terraces, Now Amber Puerto Vallarta will cater to couples, friends and families. The resort offers amenities such as wireless internet access, flat screen TVs with surround sound systems, daily refreshed mini bars, 24-hour room and concierge services, multiple gourmet dining offerings and full-service spa and fitness facilities. The resort will foster a sense of understated luxury and comfort, and has received the Amber gemstone symbol as a reflection of the inviting rich sands along Banderas Bay. 

Source/credit: AMResorts

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