One Day Royal Caribbean Sales Event For Tuesday August 18, 2009

This Sales Event is a one-day only event. These prices are valid only for NEW bookings made on Tuesday August 18, 2009.

* Click on the Royal Caribbean International logo below to see their current cruise offers.






Exclusive offer for Greater New York area members*:

Double AAdvantage® miles on all our flights through the end of the year — no matter where your travel begins or ends!


To qualify for the AAdvantage double miles promotion, members must register prior to travel at using promotion code NYDBL. Additional details include:

  • Eligible for travel on any American Airlines®, American Eagle® or AmericanConnection® flight between July 29, 2009, and December 31, 2009.
  • Bonus may be earned an unlimited number of times and applies to all purchased, published fares.


Encompassing 1.5 million square feet, American’s new terminal at JFK features 84 ticketing positions, 44 Self-Service Check-in machines, 10 security checkpoint lanes, and 36 U.S. Immigration and 10 Customs positions, capable of processing more than 1,800 passengers an hour. For our premium passengers, we also offer a dedicated check-in area for First and Business Class passengers as well as a priority lane at security. A spacious retail and dining area includes duty-free shopping and New York-style food and beverage services, and our Admirals Club® lounges in Concourses B and C offer everything from high-speed internet and Wi-Fi to a children’s room and a cyber café.


With nonstop service to 63 destinations via 210 daily flights, American and American Eagle® offer New York-area passengers a world of travel options. Choose from 29 international destinations, including London, Paris, Rome, Zurich, Brussels, Milan, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Relax on a Caribbean beach as American offers more direct and connecting flights from New York than any other airline. Heading west, we offer 15 daily nonstops to California, 29 to Chicago O’Hare and 23 to Dallas/Fort Worth. From JFK alone, American’s daily departures number 87. For an even better travel experience, in-flight Internet service is now available on our 767-200 fleet that flies to LAX, SFO and MIA. We are also installing Wi-Fi on 150 of our MD80 aircraft to be completed this fall. For more information about Wi-Fi on board, go to

For more information, visit

You can read the full text of this promotion here: American Airlines_NYDBL Promo

*Offer valid for customers residing in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. Customer’s residence will be determined based on the address on file with AAdvantage Marketing Programs. To qualify, the state code associated with the customer’s address must be New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ) or Connecticut (CT).

For complete Terms & Conditions, visit AmericanAirlines, AmericanConnection, AAdvantage, Admirals Club, and American Eagle are marks of American Airlines, Inc. oneworld is a mark of the oneworld Alliance, LLC. American Eagle carrier is a regional airline associated with American Airlines, Inc. American Eagle service is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc., each of which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines’ parent company. AmericanConnection service is operated by Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., which is an independent contractor. Schedules are subject to change without notice. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program rules, regulations, special offers and travel awards at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months notice. For more information about the AAdvantage program, visit © 2009 American Airlines, Inc. All rights reserved.                                NYDBL/0709



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The Michelangelo Hotel in New York City Offers Special One Week Promotion to Protravel International Agencies


Recently I posted about the merger between Rich Worldwide Travel and Protravel International. During this process, as a Rich Worldwide Travel agent, we are seeing many positive results of this venture.

For example; we were recently informed about a special nightly room rate of $235.00 at the Michelangelo Hotel. This is just the tip of the iceberg in a series of benefits that I will continue to present to you, the reader, as an example of cost savings that this new joint venture will enable us to offer our clients.

The Michelangelo Hotel is centered in the Theatre District of New York City on 51st Street between 6th and 7th Avenue. You are only a few blocks away from many of the Broadway shows, Radio City Music  Hall, The Museum of Modern Art a.k.a MOMA, and Lincoln Center.  Concierge Service is available to assist you in your requests, such as purchasing your favorite Broadway Show,

This special rate is only available from Sunday August 9th through Saturday August 15th, 2009, after which the rate increases to $255.00 which will be valid through September 7th, 2009.

The following are complimentary amenities:

  • Complimentary “Buon Di Caffe” featuring authentic Italian Espresso, Cappuccino, variety of finely brewed coffees, teas, and croissants
  • Complimentary daily Limousine service to Wall Street
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • Complimentary shoe shine
  • “Damigella” service, offering an exclusive selection of personal toiletries
  • Terry bathrobes
  • 24-hour complimentary use of our Fitness Center
  • 24-hour RAI (Italian Channel)
  • Two cable televisions (one in the bathroom)
  • Bose Wave Stereo/CD Player

In addition to the above amenities there always is a strong possibility of you receiving a room upgrade based upon the time and availability within the Hotel.

When I am asked to make hotel reservations for my clients there are always several questions that need to be answered,  such as the your budget, and what is the best location for you? I love this hotel for it’s location, which is in the New York’s Theater District. Its Italian Renaissance Charm, and the “Small Boutique features” which provides you the 21st century state of technology and services. For those that enjoy exercise, if you have not already walked for a full day exploring New York City, the property also has it’s own site Exercise Room which is open 24 hours per day. They also have a partnership with the Athletic Swim Club right across the street, where you can swim laps. The hours the pool is available during the weekdays is from 5 AM until 10 PM and on weekends from 11 AM until 5 PM.

In this area are many fine restaurants to choose from, yet you should experience the hotels dinning room experience at their award wining restaurant “Insieme”.  Unfortunately like many things in life we all have our different tastes in regards to food, but for myself and I love to eat. The experience of the food preparation of Mr. Marco Canora, the main Chef, at least I walked away humming after dinner.

There are many hotels in New York City that I especially love, but it’s all part of the location, the budget, and your taste.

If you are seeking to be in the Theater and Entertainment district, please consider this hotel. If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer please feel free to contact me at 1-914-835-7600 ext 226 or email me at



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Collection of Barbra Streisand to Preview Aboard Queen Mary 2


Possessions spanning star’s life and career to be auctioned live in Beverly Hills in October, benefiting charities supported by The Streisand Foundation.


6 August, 2009 – Cunard Line and Julien’s Auctions are partnering once again – to present an exclusive preview from The Collection of Barbra Streisand – onboard flagship Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Crossing to England departing New York 23 August, before they are sold at auction live and online at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on 17 and 18 October, 2009. All proceeds from the auction will benefit The Streisand Foundation, founded more than two decades ago by the famed actress-singer-director-composer-activist-philanthropist, to aid humanitarian causes worldwide.

During the Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic voyage, Darren Julien, President, and Martin Nolan, Executive Director, of Julien’s Auctions will be joined by Marty Erlichman, Streisand’s long-time manager, to present an exclusive inside look at the auction and the prolific career of the famed entertainer through the line’s acclaimed onboard enrichment programme, Cunard Insights.

After Queen Mary 2 arrives in Southampton, the auction highlights will then be exhibited at The Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. From Ireland, the highlights will travel to Beverly Hills where a full public exhibition will be presented.

Julien’s Auctions will offer more than 400 lots from Barbra Streisand’s stunning personal collection, including fine and decorative art, Americana furnishings, Art Deco fixtures, oriental rugs, Native American baskets, and the international star’s personal Yamaha Baby Grand Piano, along with timeless movie memorabilia and costumes from her numerous film, television, live concert and special personal appearances. Clothing highlights include costumes and outfits from “The Way We Were,” “Funny Lady,” “On a Clear Day,” “Yentl,” “Nuts,” “Prince of Tides” and “Meet The Fockers,” as well as custom Donna Karan and other designer pieces, including two vintage Christian Dior fashions.

Exhibitions for the auction will be created by WRJ Design Associates, who have designed exhibitions for The Estate of Katharine Hepburn, The Estate of Johnny Cash, The Collection of Cher and recently The Collection of Michael Jackson.

Registration is required to bid in the live auction of The Collection of Barbra Streisand. Registration and bidding, including absentee bidding, can be done either in person at the exhibitions and auction, by visiting before the sale, or by calling (310) 836-1818.

To learn more about Queen Mary 2 and to book a voyage, please contact your travel agent Arthur Wright at (914) 835-7600 Ext 226, or feel free to email me at



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One Day Royal Caribbean Sales Event For Tuesday August 11, 2009

This Sales Event is a one-day only event. These prices are valid only for NEW bookings made on Tuesday August 11, 2009.


* Click on the Royal Caribbean International logo below to see their current cruise offers.




* Traditional Caesar Salad

Today’s recipe is *Traditional Caesar Salad

*We would like to thank Royal Caribbean for giving us permission to post this recipe from their Savor RCCL International Cookbook



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Crystal Cruise Lines Issue Consumer Fraud Alert

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Please Read: Important Information Regarding Fraud Alert

It has come to the attention of Crystal Cruises that fraudulent checks are being issued to various individuals throughout the United States either randomly via mail or through other means including popular Internet websites featuring job postings, Mystery Shopper programs, Sweepstakes/Draw Winner and payment for items being sold. We do NOT believe that any of our customer personal information was used to generate these checks.

These checks look identical to, but are not, Crystal Cruises’ corporate checks. These are NOT legitimate checks and this is NOT a Crystal Cruises’ promotion. This is an illegal check scam.

The “check scam” is as follows:

1) The perpetrators advise the recipient to cash the alleged Crystal Cruises’ check. (Note: They even explain the check is from a “financial sponsor” to try and assure the recipient that it is legitimate).
2) They then ask the recipient to deposit or send the same amount of money to a third party via Western Union under the guise of a Secret Shopper program (Note: at this time we do not have definitive information as to where the money is being sent).

Again, this is NOT a Crystal Cruises’ promotion and we ask for your help in communicating this fraudulent check scam to others. If you have received one of these checks, do not cash or deposit it. These checks did not originate with Crystal Cruises.

Crystal Cruises has notified and is working with the appropriate authorities to investigate this matter. In order to provide the authorities with the additional information necessary to apprehend and prosecute the criminals behind this fraud, we ask that if you do receive a check, or have any information regarding this scam, please email us at or fax to 1-310-277-8150 or call 1-310-785-9300 and ask to speak to our Fraud Alert Department.

We appreciate your cooperation in this very serious matter.

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