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Robert and Tammy-

Bottom line, when do we start planning next January’s trip? You were right, that place was amazing, the best resort I have ever been. I have been telling everyone that Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay is the place to go for a perfect Carribbean vacation. The resort had everything, the food, the amenities, the cleanliness, the service and the people were amazing. We seriously want to go back next January with a Larger group of people. Elite travel was great, all our needs were handled and didn’t have to worry about a thing. Let’s do it again and again and again. …. Shaun & Shinya Dennison

Thank you!!


Hi Tammy!

I meant to write this earlier, but it was crazy with the holidays and everything. I just wanted to thank you for hooking us up with Ernest in St. Lucia and for all of your advice. We had the best time at Halcyon Beach and can’t wait to go on another Sandals vacation. Ernest was wonderful. The Pitons were ridiculous… you were right for calling us crazy. We made it to the top and back down in a little under 4 hours. Hardest thing I’ve ever done (and I’ve run 2 half marathons), but Ernest was waiting for us at the bottom with beers! Glad we did it though!

Next time we travel, we will start with you. Thanks again.
Valerie and Jeff Collignon


Hello Kay,

Happy New Year to you. I wish you God’s blessing for the coming year.

I want to thank you and Elite travel for organizing such a memorable trip on board the Jewel f the Seas.

The entire trip was well thought out and put together nicely. We did not have to think of anything, just show up to have a fantastic week. Kay your professionalism and knowledge about these things are to be commended. Again thank you so much.
Grethlyn Orr


Hi Tammy,
Thanks so much for all your help planning our wedding and the
gorgeous flower arrangement!  It is really stunning, it brought us right
back to Jamaica 🙂  I will send you a link to some pictures from our
wedding in a minute. Feel free to forward them to your other brides.

Thanks again!  We had a great time, and Couples Swept Away
was excellent!!  We would definitely go back!


Tammy, I don’t know what to say! That’s great, thank you! I really appreciate
it. Married life is great! It’s not really too much different 🙂 I’m glad you
liked the pics and I will most definitely post something on the forum. I will do
it over the weekend, I promise. Thanks again, Tammy! You’re the
best…
Sherry & Chuck Terry / 4/6/08 / Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Hi Ruth,
I got the invoices you sent me and I know my parents
got theirs too. Thank you so much. And I see that Jose’s is set up correctly
too. That is awesome, I can’t thank you enough for all of this going smoothly. I
just have one request. COuld you forward me the invoice for Shannon Beam too…
Her parents are splitting her and Zac’s trip since she can’t afford it and I can
print it off and give it to them. I don’t think they have e-mail…
But thank
you again for everything. I will talk to you soon..
-Tiffany Delany


Judy,

Thank you for the follow-up.  The Wedding was a beautiful
success!!  We are now happily married and enjoying every second of
it.  The Honeymoon – WOW!!!  Sandals Grande St Lucian provided
superior service.  Our Butlers made the entire experience painless.
They arranged dinner reservations each night, stocked our room daily with
coffee, snacks, water, soda, etc.  Each night they spread flower petals on
the floor and drew us a bath with champagne.  The resort itself was
gorgeous.  We did, however, place a complaint about the room service.
Each time we ordered, it took over an hour, even just for coffee and hot
tea.  One night we ordered and after two hours, called to cancel because it
never came and we fell asleep waiting.  Besides that, the resort and
service was friendly and impeccable.

We sincerely appreciate all you did to help us plan the perfect
Honeymoon.  We will definitely use your services for future vacations.

Thanks again!
Sheldon Ramkisson and Stephanie Young / 5/08 / Sandals
Grande, St Lucia


Tammy-
Thank you …..Le Sport was wonderful, the room was wonderful with
an amazing view. We fully enjoyed our selves.  Just to give you a little
run down of our week….When we arrived we had transportation to the hotel and
were greeted when we got there. We were given all of our information for the
week and escorted to our rooms. The lady that checked us in said there was
usually a welcome tour but the next one was not scheduled until Wed so we were
on our own……that was ok but the tour would have definitely help to know
where everything was 🙂  But it wasn’t a huge deal we roamed around on our
own. on Wed we decided to go into town to do some shopping….Prior to the trip
I gave Jason $400 in cash to carry in his wallet. When we got to the hotel we
immediately put our passports and his wallet in the safe and locked it (so we
thought) so on Wed when he went to get his wallet out of the safe he went to
turn the knob and it unlocked on its own…we played with it for a few minutes
and noticed that even if you punched in a code and turned it to lock it didn’t
lock…needless to say we were missing $100.00. We went over everything that we
had a could not come up with and placed that we had spent it as there was no
need to spend money at the resort but could not prove otherwise…… other than
that the rest of the week was wonderful we soaked up a lot of sun and water and
had wonderful spa treatments….I have not gotten the pictures developed but
will send them your way when I do. The only other thing that would have been
helpful would be to know that there was a more “formal” attire recommended at
dinner. We didn’t take any formal clothes and felt very underdressed at dinner.

Regardless of the above we had a wonderful time, met lots of nice people and
had a wonderful honeymoon. We would definitely return to LeSport in the future.
Thank you again for all your help and preparation.
Jason Rinehart &
Jessica Neidart / 4/14/08 / Bradenton, FL / Le Sport, St. Lucia


I had a great time on the cruise. The ship was smaller than I was used to and
the first night at sea was a rough one. The next morning the Captain told us the
stabilizer bars on the ship weren’t working which really surprised me. Wouldn’t
they know that before setting sail?  The roof in our cabin leaked the first
night and the cruise staff did try to make it up to us with a shipboard credit,
free dinner at a specialty restaurant and a bottle of wine. I would consider
another cruise on NCL but Royal Caribbean and Princess are more
impressive.
Steven Rotolo, Susan Erbland / 4/8/08 / Tampa, FL / Norwegian
Star


Tammy,
The travel (timing of flights, transfers etc.) was all
great.  As for the resort itself, the atmosphere/landscape, the service,
the food, the drinks, the excursions, and everything that was included within
the “all inclusive” went well beyond our expectations.  The only negative
of the stay was the room.  It was in need of remodeling/TLC.  The room
service staff kept it clean, but the overall condition of the room itself was
not the greatest.  The lampshades had ripped fabric dangling off of them,
there was mold on a few doors as well as throughout the bathroom, the couch
smelled like mold, the headboard was broken on the bed and there was a water
leak in the bathroom ceiling.  I know that’s all a little nit picky, but
it’s the most honest feedback I can leave for you.  I am not sure if all of
the rooms are this way, but ours certainly was.  We didn’t let this affect
our trip in any way, but the rooms need some updating.  The overall trip
and experience was wonderful.  Thank you.
Tim & Jodi
/
/ Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica


Tammy,
My mother and I returned from our trip last night.  I wanted
to thank you on both of our behalf for getting us in, especially due to the
short notice.  We had a LOVELY time!  The grounds were amazing, the
staff was spectacular as well as the treatments were wonderful and the classes
great!  My mother and I are going to tell all of our friends about your
agency and the next time I book a trip I will be sure to keep you in mind.
I plan on returning at some point with a group of friends and you’ll be the
first we call!

Have a wonderful week and thank you!
Denise Schultz / 4/27/08 /
Clearwater, FL / Le Sport, St. Lucia


DESTINATION WEDDING
Hi Tammy,
As soon as we returned, we had to plunge
into the busy work schedule and wishing the vacation was longer.

Yes, we and the guests all had a great time at CSS.  When we arrived it
was raining on and off the whole day for the first couple days and so we had to
pick the ceremony, dinner and reception locations all with rain in mind.
But weather cleared up on the wedding day and although the ceremony was delayed
for 1 hr, everything still turned out beautifully (we get to take pics with
sunset and on the au naturel beach :P).  We all had so much fun and liked
CSS so much that we’re talking about a reunion trip next year to COR since we
get two free nights!  BTW, do you know how and when will we receive the 2
free night certificate?

Thanks for all the help in making this happen for us!  Attached find a
few of our wedding pics.


Hi Tammy,
We received the tropical bouquet you sent over the
weekend.  It was absolutely beautiful!  Thank you so much for
everything you’ve done for us.  We can’t wait to return to Jamaica or other
tropical location soon!

Best regards,
Paul & Sharon Chou / 4/16/08 / New Braunfels, TX /
Couples Sans Souci


Hi Tammy,
We had a wonderful time. The staff at the resort were so
friendly and made sure we had a good time.  Our three night stay went by
too fast, we wish we had more time to enjoy everything.

I appreciate the high level of service that you and Heather provided. It made
the trip planning very easy.
Truman Ng & Chaoyi Feng / 4/17/08 /
Pflugerville, TX / Couples Sans Souci


Tammy,
All in all the trip was good. The delays going out and coming back
were killers. Both days were 18 hours of travel for us. Making the following
days less enjoyable. The resort was ok. All-inclusive was the way to go. The
beach and water were terrific. The resort had an odor to it that permiated all
of our belongings. Kind of a musty stench to it. There were no irons in the
rooms and getting one or an ironing board was like pulling teeth.

The wedding of Damien and Nicole went very well. The weather was perfect the
scene was picturesque.

Thanks for your help with the trip. We will be in touch for our next one.

Scott & Lisa Dorn / 4/22/08 / Chippewa Falls, WI / Riu Ocho Rios,
Jamaica


DESTINATION WEDDING
Hello Tammy Levent,
We want to thank you for all
your help in making our wedding in paradise come true.  Your travel agency
is truly the Elite. Since Angela and I began our preparation for our wedding in
Ocho Rios, Jamaica you have been most attentive to our needs.

We also want to thank Heather, your travel representative. She was
delightful. Heather was very helpful in getting us the best deals for our family
and friends. It was a joy to hear her pleasant and cheerful voice. The bridal
party was appreciative of her going the extra mile in finding them flexible
dates to travel, especially when they needed to find a room at the last
minute.

Tammy let me brief you on our wedding. It was a great success. Thank you
again for linking us with the resort wedding planner Chandlyn.  She helped
us wrap up our wedding odds and ends quickly. Prior to our special day
everything was set (Steel band, ambiance, pictures, flowers, disco, etc.) for us
to enjoy our celebration. Angela and I felt like superstars from all the
complements we received by the other guests at the Riu.

While at the resort we had great weather. The Riu Resort in Ocho Rios,
Jamaica you selected for us was marvelous. They had excellent service, friendly
staff, vibrant colors, sophistication, and cool activities with everyday shows
to keep our family and friends entertained. Most important, the resort was huge.
Everyone had plenty of places to explore, take pictures and buy gifts with no
real need to leave the resort.

We had such a great time, you can be sure we will refer your agency to many
more of our friends.

Thanks a million,
Kendal and Angela Brown / 4/9/08 / Newark, NJ / Riu Ocho
Rios, Jamaica


Hi Heather,
Thanks for your last minute help Friday.  It was a
beautiful resort and the wedding went great!  Sorry for the scheduling
mishap.  I’ve been working 60 hour weeks the last month and must be losing
my mind. I talked to the AA supervisor who was helpful and switched my flight
for a $100 fee.  Unfortunately, the flight was delayed so I didn’t get to
the resort until 10 Friday night and then had to leave by 9:30 Sunday morning.
But I would definitely go back and would recommend your team to others.

I spoke with various employees at the resort and explained my situation and
they were very understanding.  They had less than an 80% occupancy rate and
all indicated it wouldn’t be an issue to reimburse the Thursday night
charge.  The receptionist, Tameika, said it would have to go through the
travel agency because she didn’t have authority to change it.  I said,
“really?”.  She said, “Yeah Man (Mon)!” J I realize none of this is your
fault, but it would be a huge help for me if I could recoup the charges for
Thursday.  I am trying to save for a wedding of my own in less than two
months from now.  Is this something you can help with or that we can
discuss further?

Thanks in advance for your efforts Heather. I really appreciate it!
Danny
& Katherine Luong 4/08 / Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica


DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Hi Tammy,
We had a wonderful time in
Ocho Rios. I posted some pictures on my blog at http://chrisbaltazar.com. I’ll have more
pictures of the travel experience there including pictures of the room. I often
write reviews about hotels/resorts.

The only comment I have about our travel experience was the transfer. I
wonder how much of a difference it is to ge a private transfer instead of
waiting for the bus to fill up. Coming back wasn’t bad since we only had to stop
once for a pickup. The transfer bus to Ochie was old, loud and they had Bob
Marley blasting to a deafening level.

Riu was great. It’s huge and it was packed. I actually prefer their rooms
over the Ritz at MoBay. Plenty of room to spread out. Good size balcony. I love
their mini bar. It makes so much sense for an all-inclusive resort to do it that
way. We loved the fact our room was ocean view. Food was so so. We only tried
one of their reservation-only restaurants and we opted for their flagship
buffet-style restaurant the rest of the time. The Jerk Hut ran out of food one
time we tried going thirty minutes prior to closing. Their staff were up to par
with the resort rating. A couple of complaints… The peddlers on the beach
ruined the serenity of the place. Also, I play volleyball and their vball court
has concrete under shallow sand and some people got hurt because of it.

Overall, we’d recommend the Riu. We’re shooting another wedding there later
this month.
Chris Baltazar & Mao Yang / 5/8/08 / Alexandria, VA / Riu
Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Tammy,  We returned from Couples, Sans Souci, yesterday. We were having
such a great time, we stayed an extra day.  John and I would like to thank
you and would like for you to plan our next vacation.  We enjoyed the time
of year (after spring break and before summer vacations), the all
inclusive/adult resort.  We loved the mountainous way about Sans Souci. We
understand that the other Couples resorts are more like Florida beaches
(flat.)  We’d like to get an idea of what you would have in mind that would
fit what we’d like, see if there is a direct flight from Tampa/Orlando to a
destination and find out approximately how much $ with flight, transportation
and all inclusive it would be so we can start our vacation fund for next
May.  I took a few pictures that I will share with you after I get them
downloaded.  Thank you and your staff again.  We had an awesome
honeymoon!!!

Karla  & John May / 4/08 / Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica


Hi Kay:
Our trip was FABULOUS!! We loved Madrid, Barcelona and
Marbella!  The hotel we like best was the ME Madrid. Their customer service
was top notch and the room was super clean! Thank you for the bottle of each
Cava in each hotel!  It was yummy!!

I really liked Madrid the best since everyone seemed so nice and really easy
to walk around. It has a nice home town feeling to it. We saw the Prada, Royal
Palace, Toledo, Playa Mayor, Puerto Sol and had hot chocolate with churros!!
YUM!!!

The ME Barcelona was nice but super busy with the Holland America folks that
took over the lobby! The room was super nice with a king size bed! They sent us
to a great restaurant where we had the best paella and creme brulie ever!!!
Barcelona we saw Las Ramblas which was crazy busy, Cathedral, Santa Maria
Church, The Picasso Musuem, Placa de Catalunya, Montjuic, and barcelona beach.
We walked a ton so you could enjoy tons of desserts and ice cream ;))

The little flights all went fine to the other cities.

The Occidental Coral Beach we got lost trying to find but we finally found
it.  Driving was challenging at times but we did make it downtown to
Marbella. Sevilla was over 3 hours away so we decided to pass and next time
focus on Southern Spain to stay in.  We saw Estonia and that was about it.
We enjoyed our hotel but not sure it was really a 4 star I felt it was a 3-1/2
star.  There were no free waters anywhere.  We had to pay for our
beach towels to use every day at 8 euro each which was lame. Most places just
give you. The room was HUGE since two big rooms but bed was just ok. The other
two hotels had nicer beds.  We had dinner there once and food was average.
We had better food elsewhere.  Drinks seemed a bit
high at 5 and
8 euros each.  Overall a great vacation and thank you for all your
help.

Oh I got the flowers today and they are AMAZING!! I have never seen such
huge, colorful flowers!! Thanks for the welcome home gift.  I hope your
doing well and let you know when we plan another trip.
William & Vivian
Nuckols / 5/17/08 / Campbell, CA / Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga.


Kay,
Thanks so much for booking our honeymoon. After you heard from me,
the weather cleared up very nicely. Our final 3 days there were just wonderful!
We loved the resort and scenery. Although the service department never contacted
us, we had a wonderful time. I will most definitely be passing your name onto a
few of my friends who are getting married in the next year.

Thanks again!
Daniel Douglas & Christine Silver / 5/27/08 /
Costa Rica Honeymoon


DESTINATION WEDDING
Heather,
Our wedding and honeymoon were
fantastic!  We couldn’t have asked for more.  Thank you so much for
helping coordinate everything.  You all are great at dealing with resorts
and getting them to treat us like VIPs.  It was very comforting to know
that if any unforseen situation came up while we were out there, we would be
taken care of.

Thanks again!
Sam and Stephanie Porter / 5/12/08 / Atlanta, GA / Coyaba
Resort, Jamaica


DESTINATION WEDDING
Hi!  Our trips were wonderful; we really had a
great time at both places!  Punta Cana has the most beautiful beaches and
everyone at the resort was so friendly and helpful.  The wedding went
great; I wouldn’t have change a thing!  We are so happy that we chose
Paradisus Palma Real…the entire resort is absolutely stunning.  They were
able to upgrade us to the 1 bedroom suite and the view was so gorgeous!  I
would recommend this place to anyone wanting a “beach vacation”.  Everyone
in our group had a great time and wanted to stay longer.  Oh and VIP Travel
did an excellent job getting us to and from the airport.  The guide was
funny and informative and the driver was much better than most of the other
drivers we experienced while there!

The honeymoon in Hawaii was great also!  I would have to say the beaches
there didn’t come close to matching Punta Cana, but the Big Island was beautiful
in a unique way with all the lava and waterfalls.  Marriott Waikoloa Resort
was very nice also…the staff was friendly enough.  Our room was again
upgraded so we a decent ocean view and a bottle of champagne was delivered to
our room.  It was a decent size with nice décor.  They have a great
pool area there.  One of the negatives about this resort is that they have
an insane amount of birds lurching around while you eat at the outdoor
restaurant…they would fly around you and as soon as you stood up they would
attack the food.  The first day it was kind of funny, but after that it
just got annoying.  The other down side of this hotel is that you have to
pay a $20/ day resort fee and $7/ day parking fee…I did know about these charges
before we got there, but I still feel like they shouldn’t charge people for
extra stuff…those charges should be built in to the amount they charge to stay
per night.

We did a lot of extra stuff in Hawaii…we took a “no-doors” helicopter ride
over the waterfalls and volcano (scary, but very fun!), went to Volcano National
Park, South Point, Akaka Falls (so beautiful- a must see!!), and we went to a
luau right there at the Marriott.  The luau was good…shorter than I
expected, but it was still fun.  Overall it was a great trip…I think if we
were to do it over again, we would probably only spend a couple of nights on the
Big Island and a couple of nights in Oahu and Maui just so we could see more
stuff.

I’m attaching a few pics from our trip!  Thanks for all your
help…hopefully we’ll be able to go on another vacation soon!! J

We received the flowers yesterday- Thank you so much, they are so
beautiful!!!!
Jessica and Donald Glover / 5/25/08 / Gonzalez, LA / Paradisius
Palma Real, Punta Cana and Hawaii


Dear Elite Travel-
My wife and I have recently returned from our honeymoon
in Kauai and very much wanted to thank everyone at Elite Travel for helping make
the experience an absolute joy from beginning to end.

We want to thank James Wills for introducing us to the idea of booking our
trip through Elite Travel and not self-purchase over the Internet.  We both
sincerely thank him for that and the unwavering professional and courteous
assistance he had given us.

We were both extremely happy with all of Ruth Bowden’s extreme knowledge of
the area we were interested in going, her step-by-step explanation on what to
expect and her eagerness to answer all questions (we had a lot of
questions).  We were both very pleased at how comfortable and easy Ruth
made this for us.

We highly recommend Elite Travel to anyone considering planning a company or
personal travel adventure.  Elite Travel treated us as if we were one of
their family and saved us over $800 in doing so.  There were no glitches or
hiccups at all and we both felt that your staff went above and beyond in
fulfilling our dream-come-true honeymoon.

Sincerely,
David and Sharon Cesare / 5/17/08 / Clearwater, FL / Grand
Hyatt Resort , Hawaii


Thanks for a great trip! You did a wonderful job, as always. We appreciate
all the hard work you put into ensuring we all have a good time.
Maxie and
Lori. Putnam / 6/12/08 / Duluth, GA / Majestic Beach Resort, Panama City


Hi Kay:
It was fabulous.  I do have pictures but we have to get them
uploaded on James laptop.  So I will do my best to get those to you.
I now have a new e-mail which is.—————-

We really enjoyed our hotel in Princeville.  They are timeshare resorts
and I guess we were lucky we got in there when we did.  We went kayaking,
hiking, zip lining, helicopter tour, catamaran and of course we went to a
Luau.  It was the most gorgeous island – we will definitely go back.
Thank you again.
Lisa  & James Montemurno / 5/26/08 /
Cornelius, NC / Westin Princeville, Hawaii


Dear Judy –
Thank you so much for the time and work you put into our trip.
We had a fabulous time. Every detail was perfect the ship was great you could
not ask for anything better. the flights were perfect I think you have cured me
from being nervous of flying. The pick up’s and drop off’s Driver and Guides
were all top notch and always on time and very pleasant, hotels were A1 one,
even the tours were great and you know me and tours. I’am sorry it has taken me
this long to write but as you can appreciate as soon as we got home everyone
came over and of course all the paper work from the business and personal was
handed over and I’am still trying to go through it all.We stayed home the first
week and then returned to work on monday where I told them to take it easy on
me. Numerous people have asked about our trip and I have recomended you highly
it all went so smooth not one problem we are so greatfull to you and will be in
touch to let you know about the different countries and some of our pictures (we
took over a thousand pictures ) I’am trying to organize them which will take a
while. Again THANK YOU
All The Best Pat & Albert
Alberto &
Patricia De Luca / 1//6/08 / Thornhill, Ontario,Canada / Around the world
trip


Kay,
We had a great time on our trip!

The resort and royal service was excellent.  The food in the restaurants
was far superior to anything we get in SW Florida.  The only downside was
the surf at the beach was much too rough for children and most adults.  The
beach has suffered some serious erosion problems after the last hurricane. The
most costly part of the trip were taxi’s to and from downtown; everything else
was very reasonable.

Thank you for putting everything together!

Sincerely,
Christopher Markowski  & Family / 6/7/08 / Bradenton,
FL / Gran Melia, Cancun Mexico


Dreams Cancun was fabuloulous.  Great property and extremely friendly
and service-oriented staff.  We’d return there in a minute.

Our only problem was Francisco of AMEX travel, who was inconsiderate,
impolite,hard to reach, and who totally overcomplicated the simple scheduling of
a ride to the airport, when they already had our flight info!!!!!!  Had to
personally leave the beach to go see him, and then still call to confirm 24
hours before departure.  If AMEX doesn’t dump him, and simplify the
process, you should dump AMEX.
John  & Gay Dougherty / 6/13/08 .
Belmont, NH / Dreams Cancun

Everything was great…..nice hotel that looked to be recently
remodeled….right next door to Dreams like you said, so walking over to Todd
& Cyndi’s wedding was effortless…..all in all it was a great time.

Thanks,
Cole Coker & Jennifer Da Beechner / 6/11/08 / Houston, TX /
Hyatt Regency Cancun


Kay-
The trip was unbelieveable. Twin Palms in Phuket  was fantastic,
extremely clean, with service.  Everytime we left the room we came back to
find it cleaned.   first class dinner with a bottle of wine was about
$30.  The excursions that we took, to our surprise all included a
meal.  About 15 minutes away is an area called Peton-area, which has
restaurants, malls and clubs. Thank you for your service  and looking
forward to working with you again.  We’re already planning our return with
other family members!!!
Elia Richard Shehady & Vivian Awad / 6/4/08 /
Little Falls, NJ / Honeymoon, Phuket


Hi Tammy-
Trip was terrific – do you have a specific questionnaire you
would like us to complete?  The drive to/from the airport was longer than
expected or at least communicated to us, so that was disappointing, and the
airline was awful – will never fly Spirit again (Katie is aware of some of the
issues that we have ongoing with Spirit with which we have asked for her
assistance) but resort was wonderful ….and we are eager to start looking into
Beaches T&K for next summer for our family– but we would appreciate help
with the Spirit baggage charge issue.

Thanks,
Kim & John Galloway / 5/16/08 / Clearwater, FL / Sandals
Whitehouse, Jamaica


Hi Frank!
Sorry we haven’t written soon, our internet has been down since
we got back from the honeymoon.  We had such a great time on our honeymoon
in St. Lucia…it was a wonderful experience!  We loved the resort, and the
people!
Bekah & William  Hiegel / 6.9/08 / St. Augustine, FL /
Sandals Halcyon St.Lucia


Overall, we enjoyed the trip.  The resort surely surpassed our
expectation with the service that was provided.  They truly showed that
they care for the customers.  I would recommend the all inclusive to
others, it was my first experience and again the service level was
great.

Improvements:
–  I’m sure you have heard about
Simone’s luggage getting lost several times
–  Plane tickets – the
miscommunication concerning the flight cost and times (the return flight leaving
so early we did not get to enjoy the last day there)
Jason & Lamonika
Gilbert / 6/15/08 / Gainsville, GA / Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica


Hello Carol and everyone at Elite Travel,

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.  I was in the middle of
a school quarter and had to get that finished up, I’m back at work and we
haven’t even moved yet!  In any event, all is well.   Cancun and
the El Dorado were fabulous.   The hotel had a few minor hick-ups, but
overall we and all of our guests were pleased.  The ceremony was beautiful
and we are quite pleased with the photographs.  The photographer did a
wonderful job.  I’m so glad I had the idea to have all of the guests wear
white as well, it really made the photos POP!  The reception was so much
fun.  We danced and drank until the very end.  We danced so hard we
sweat all our hair out!!  EVERYONE had a great time and that pleases me
just as much.

Tahiti was just as beautiful.  We had a great time and, although not as
professional, got some great pics.  We loved the Hotel
Intercontinental.  Our room accomodations were great.

Carol and Tammy and the rest of the staff…THANKS for everything!

I’ve included a couple of pics from the ceremony (please share with
everyone)…but have others that still need to be uploaded. So much to do…so
little time.

Thanks!!!
Tamara & Terry Phillips / 6/1/08 /; Lawrenceville, GA /
Intercontinental Resort, Tahiti


Good evening, Tammy!
I am pleased that you contacted us. Overall the trip
was beautiful but I can not say that the rooms, Reception desk or American
Express Travel were up to our expectations.

When we arrived they stated that we would be in our room in two hours, then
six hours later we were able to get in our room. Not only that, the front desk
staff were very rude and not helpful. The rest of the resort staff, however,
were wonderful!  Our room door lock was not working and our jacuzzi
unfortunatly would not hold water long. Our friends had originally been booked
in our room and were moved because the door was not working. Us on the other
hand had to have the concierge let us in a number of times with only one working
key.

American Express travel agent that is at the hotel never called us to book
our arrangements for our departure after we met with him and left messages so we
had difficulty leaving and had to call a cab.

Elite travel was wonderful to work with and I would recommend your agency to
everyone I know. Katie was extremely helpful and easy to work with. A great
change from other travel agencies.

Unfortunately due to our expereinces, we may not return to El Dorado Royal
for future stay which is very disappointing to my husband and I.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me.

Thank you kindly!
Erin & Greg  Hammock /  6/26/08 / Ft.
Meyers, FL / El Dorado Royal


DESTINATION WEDDING
Hello Kay,

Our wedding went beautifully and you can see pictures at www.bonsallphoto.com, go to albums, then
click on Meredith & Rafael wedding 06/14/08.

St Augustine was wonderful and the people at the bed & breakfast (Larry,
John, & Bob) were all wonderful and took care of us very well.

We were disappointed in a few things.  One, (and maybe this is just a
lifestyle type of thing) but the B&B had no tv’s in the rooms.
Considering St. Augustine closes down around 9:00 pm, we were disappointed that
we could not go back to our room and wind down with the television.  The
only other thing is that our bed was REALLY hard and I had trouble sleeping
most  nights, as did Rafael.  We made the best of it though and we
truly enjoyed our time in St. Augustine.

Thank you again for all of your help.
Meredith & Rafael Olivera /
6/15/08 / Palm Bay, FL / St. Augustine, Florida


Hi Ruth, just wanted to let you know the Ritz at Cayman was FABULOUS! We
absolutely loved it! We love Caymans anyway and the Ritz just topped it off. Our
room was a great location on the property also. Thanks, as
always!!!!!!
Andrea Sugden / 6/27/08 / Clearwater, FL / Ritz Carlton, Cayman
Islands


Kay,
Besides my lost luggage, Jamaica was great. We saw some of the same
staff at San Souci that we saw at couples last year. They claimed that they
remembered us, lol! We enjoyed ourselves but we missed about a day of activities
due to my luggage being MIA. I have gotten your emails but we have both been
very busy. Thanks for all of your help!
Marco & Lynn Pitts / 6/15/08 /
Atlanta, Ga. / Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica


Hi Tammy & Everyone at Elite Travel,
Reginald and I had a FANTASTIC
time at the El Dorado Royale.  The scenery, room, oceanviews, all were
breathtaking.  The service was great and the food was DELICIOUS.  We
have been recommending this location to everyone we know, and yes, we plan to
visit there again.  Having children shouldn’t mean not taking time with
your spouse or significant other or feeling guilty about it, which is what we
have come to learn and understand.  This was the greatest way for us to
reconnect with each other without all of lifes other distractions.  I think
I fell in love all over again, and we’ve been together for going on 18
years.

Please tell Heather that we said THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!!
Her selecting this destination was right on the money!!!  This was a trip
definitely worth taking.

We will try to send pictures by the end of the week. Once again, our
heartfelt thanks for helping us to have a BEAUTIFUL trip.

Yours Truly,
Anissa & Reginald Smith / 6/26/08 / Union, NJ / El Dorado
Royal, Mexico


DESTINATION WEDDING
Hi Tammy and Heather,
I just wanted to let you
both know that our wedding was fabulous.  I sent you a link to my
Shutterfly of photographer proofs.  I will send others soon.  We were
upgraded to first class on the way down to Jamaica, which was awesome. The
resort was wonderful  The wedding coordinator, Chandlyn was so great to
us.  It was so stress free and just perfect.  We stuck with the basic
package and the flowers were lovely and the cake was yummy too.  We did get
the steel drum band which was worth every penny.

The reception dinner was excellent and we had our own waiter.  Even
though it was semi-private, we felt that it was private enough for the 12 of
us.  We thank you for the efforts you took to check into and extra night’s
stay for us.  We really did not want to leave!!!  We plan to go back
on our 1 year anniversary.

Thanks for keeping our travel and wedding stress free!  There were no
problems in any area.  It was PERFECT!

I created a website of all of some of our wedding pics.  There is even a
video of our wedding ceremony.  I will post a video of the steel drum band
soon, so you can see them and hear what they sound like.  Feel free to have
your brides email if they would like the link to the site.

Thanks again for everything that you and Heather did to make our wedding trip
simple and perfect.  I went to the brides.com to post something for you,
couldn’t find where to post.
Dana & Jason Hand / 7/2/08 / Norfork, VA /
Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


DESTINATION WEDDING GUEST
Hi Tammy, we just got back home. We had a
wonderful time in Mexico. You did a great job. The people were great. The food
was good and the service was impeccable. Not to mention how beautiful the resort
is. Thanks. It was great to meet you and I will definitely give you a call for
our next travel adventures! Take care!’
Elizabeth & Louie Marano /
7/13/08 / Verona, New Jersy / Azul Beach, Mexico


Frank,
Antigua was fantastic!  We couldn’t believe how nice
everything was.  The food was excellent, the view unbelievable and the
service was great!  I am glad that we were able to have our vacation at
such a wonderful destination.  Everything went smoothly while we were there
and I am thankful that we booked through you.  We talked to many couples
who booked themselves and they didn’t seem to have it as easy as we did.

I will tell my family and friends about our great experience!  I
appreciate you working with us and helping us enjoy our time in
Antigua!
Kaycee Hibler & Gregory Lemons / 6/9/08 / Houston,, TX / Sandals
Grande Antigua


DESTINATION WEDDING GUEST
Heather,
Just wanted to let you know how
much my wife and I enjoyed our trip to the Riu in Jamaica.  The hotel, it’s
staff, the food, the drinks, pools and beach were wonderful.  This was one
of the best vacations and weddings I have ever attended.  Thanks for
everything
Jack & Georgia Hoyer / 5/23/08 / Franklin, LA / Riu Ocho Rios,
Jamaica


It was a great trip and Kay did an excellent job as she always does.  It
was the perfect spot for a honeymoon a lot to do but not to much.  The
beaches were great, food was pretty good and the service was friendly.  If
you want to know anything else just ask.
Chad and Jessi Bixler /
7/4/08 / Lees Summit, MO / Peter Island Resort, Tortola


Hello Tammy,

We had a great time on the trip.  The Body Holiday was very nice with
great spa treatments and service.   I have already mentioned it to a
few friends as a great place to vacation! The driver Ernest was very good
getting us to and from the airport.

Regards,
Heather Disler
/
Tampa, FL / Body Holiday Le Sport, St. Lucia


Fabulous trip.  The wedding was beautiful as were the
accomodations.
Joan Mills


DESTINATION WEDDING GUEST
Hi Tammy,
Thank you for contacting us.
We had a fabulous time and the wedding was fantastic.  We will definitely
remember this trip for years to come.

We would be more than happy to share our thoughts and feedback on the
hotel.  Overall the staff and service was absolutely amazing.  They
really now how to cater to your needs.  The food was fair – however we did
not get a chance to eat at the Japanese restaurant.  I heard it was
great.  Our tv in our room did not work properly and we had the air
conditioner serviced twice.  In addition, the quality of the room and
overall comfort was also fair.  I don’t believe my husband and I would
return to the Azul but would recommend it to other party’s.  If you are
looking for a quite hotel and for some serious R and R – Azul is the place to
go.

We took a day trip to Cancun and when we return to this area The Cancun
Palace and The Sun Palace is at the top our list.

Thanks again for everything and feel free to contact us should you have any
questions.
Caroline and Alex Nye / 7/13/08 / Los Angeles, CA / Azul Beach,
Mexico


Kay,
We’re swamped with all of the unpacking and shopping we’re doing this
week, but I wanted to at least let you know that everything went fantastically
in Barbados!  You put together a great honeymoon for  us, and
everything ran even more smoothly than we’d hoped for.  Thank  you so
much!  We’ll send a much more detailed letter when things calm  down
next week, and hopefully we’ll have some pictures uploaded to  send to you
as well.  Thanks again!
Cameron Sloat and Christine Dimmick / 6/15/08 /
The Crane, Barbados


Hey there-
Thanks for that. I ended up not having internet access while I
was there because I mostly stayed with the people who booked in at the Riu and
their internet area flooded. There was also a flood in the main hall of the
Sunset….bad pipes must run through all of Jamaica! No big deal to me either
way. I used a driver from the hotel who was reasonable.
Thanks for getting
back to me on it. I did enjoy the stay and plan on going again in future, so I
will keep your info handy.
Thanks again!
Candy
Caliendo
/ Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


DESTINATION WEDDING GUEST
The royal playa del carmen is a dream
destination.  All of the people who worked there or preformed there were of
outstanding character.  The resort is definitely one I will return
to.  I am not in a position to comment on the service of Elite Travel
except to say that Katy and her grandmother were very kind and professional.

Norma Trusiewicz / 7/13/08
/
The Royal Playa Del Carmen, Mexico


Hi Tammy,
The RIU Ocho Rious was grand. This was my first time to this
type of resort and I believe that it is a good way to go. I did not get much
time to rub shoulders with the locals, so I am not sure that I truly experienced
the true Jamaica.

I will recommend Elite Travel to those that I come in contact with that may
be going on a trip.

Thank you for your assistance and thank Heather Williams who helped us
personally with our reservations.
Bill and Edith Deardon
/
Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


We had an amazing time. I really appreciate all the help and questions you
guys were able to answer. I know I didn’t always make Heather’s job easy with
all of my changing plans. She really did an acceptional job of getting back to
me on everything every time. This was my first time to the Caribbean, so I
really didn’t know much of what to expect. The only thing I wish I would have
been informed of was more specifics about the resort we stayed at. Since I went
with a wedding that already picked the hotel, I’m sure she had all of the
details, but I would have like to know more about the different restaurants,
games during the day and nightly entertainment. I feel like we didn’t catch onto
the resort’s schedule for all of these things until it was time to go. I kinda
feel like there were things happening at the resort that I didn’t know about,
and missed out on.

I also feel like I didn’t have much of a clue of how much things were going
to cost. Most things outside of the resort were inexpensive, but I wish I would
have known that a 6 mile taxi ride was going to be $30!!

Wow.

All that said, my vacation couldn’t have been more perfect and I truly plan
on using Elite the next time I travel.

Thank you for everything!
Justin & Jessica Daher /  7/13/08
/   Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Frank,
Thank you so much!  We had a terrific time in Jamaica.
It was absolutely beautiful.  I am so glad we went with Sandals as the
vacation spot.  It was very nice to be with other couples celebrating their
Honeymoon’s and Anniversaries.  It made for a romantic time.  I
honestly can’t begin to tell you how much we enjoyed it.  I think the best
part was just laying around on the beach and enjoying the great entertainment
that they have at the resort.  That is definitely something I would play up
for other couples.  We had no idea what we would do with all of the free
time there, but the entertainment they had was fantastic and very funny.

I can give you a few cons, but none of these things would lessen the amount
of fun we had.  The first would have to be the food.  I was surprised
by the quality.  We didn’t go there to pig out and eat, but even the
restaurants toted as fine dining, we only so so.  Then again we are both in
the food industry and love food.  The other let down was the Concierge
level suite.  Had I know what I was really paying for and the difference
between the Concierge and Butler level, I would have dished out more just to
have that lever of service.  I don’t feel like paying for the Concierge
level was all that worth it.  The only thing they really did was book our
services and we really only used them 2 times.

With all that said, we had the best vacation we have ever had together.
We love the people, the scenery and the fun.  It was a trip that we will
never forget and the whole time we were there we kept saying that we will
definitely be back!

Thanks again for all of your help and hard work getting us there.  I
know we flip flopped a few times when trying to decide where to go and what to
do.  Without you helping us, we never would have had so much fun!

Thanks again!

As far as future ideas, for our 1st anniversary we would love to do a trip to
Europe.  We will look at going for 2 weeks and stopping in several
countries.  Definitely Ireland, Italy, and maybe Greece.  You tell us
what options are out there and we can look into it.  We also said that
every two years on our anniversary, we want to go back to Sandals.  Not
necessarily the same location, but to their other locations.
Kara and Scott
Chaney / 5/27/08 / Grapevine, TX / Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica


DESTINATION WEDDING
Hi Heather,

Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you, we had a reception this
weekend so we had a very busy week getting ready.  First, let me say the
flower arrangement was beautiful and a great surprise.  I was actually just
heading out to go buy some flowers for our house since we were having Marsh’s
family stay with us when they arrived.  The are awesome!

We had an awesome time at the RIU, the resort was gorgeous, the water was
perfect, and the wedding was great.  Checking in was not easy, Our room was
not ready for several hours, Marsh’s parents rooms got switched by accident,
another couple was given a room that was occupied (they walked in on a half
naked couple!), and Dana and Jessica had to stay in a King bed for a night
because the staff told them “We rent rooms, not beds, you get what you
get.”  Finally, about 5 the next evening that problem was resolved.
No one was upgraded and they really wouldn’t even entertain the idea of
upgrades.  Marsh and I finally got one the day before the wedding, but that
was only after the wedding coordinator requested it.

However, there was plenty to do while we waited for our rooms!  The swim
up bars were so fun, the food was fair (probably our least favorite part about
the whole experience), so we filled our bellies and headed to the bar to
wait!

The wedding was exactly what I wanted, we did, however, have to wait two
hours to meet with the wedding coordinator.  We had a meeting set up for
eleven on Saturday, but Chandlyn was “not avaliable” so we were just told to
come back later.  I really had a hard time adjusting to the way the
Jamaicans have no regard for time.  They do it when they get to it!
We never met with Chandlyn, but the girl who helped us was great.  The
photographer was AMAZING!  It was impossible to choose pictures.
(I’ll send you a link to our photos).

I know you head about our cancelled flight and all that.  I was
extremely dissapointed in Air Jamaica’s service.

All in all it really was a fantastic trip!  I was impressed with the RIU
resort.  While we probably wouldn’t go back to Ocho Rios, we would love to
visit other RIU resorts especially Cabo San Lucas!)  You have been great to
work with and I really appreciate it.  There were of course several little
things that went “wrong” throughout the week, but when you’re traveling with 25
people, that’s bound to happen. Those little “problems” have since turned into
fun memories that we will have the rest of our lives. Everyone seemed to really
enjoy themselves!  Thanks a lot, I hope to plan other trips with you in the
future!!

Thanks,
Shelli & John Eberle / 6/6/08 / Knoxville, TN / Riu Ocho Rios,
Jamaica


Hello Tammy,
Thank you for the follow up. We enjoyed our trip immensely,
everything was perfect. The resort was beautiful and everything was exactly the
way it was advertised. I have attached some of the photographs we took of the
resort and surrounding area.

On another note we are interested in planning another trip for January of
’09, and would like some information regarding pricing and such. There will be a
max of 6 adults on the trip and we want to go for 7 days/6 nights, at Rui of
course.

Any information you could supply would be great.

Thanks again,
Donny Dempsey & Bryan Hartnett / 1/25/08 / Landsdale,
PA / Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Elite Travel Destination Wedding
Hi Claudia!
Just wanted to write you a
short email and thank you for everything. Our wedding was more than we ever
expected and we loved every minute of it. You were so great through the entire
process! I do have one more quick question for you. We seem to have left our
marriage certificate and our cake topper at dreams and I was hoping you had them
and could possibly ship them to us via fed ex. We, of course, would pay for the
shipping and insurance.

Thanks again!
Kristin Valpreda / Dreams Cancun


Elite Travel Destination Wedding
Hi Tammy,
Jay & I would like to
thank you and everyone at Elite Travel for the beautiful flower arrangement. It
actually looks like some of the flowers from our wedding! They are very
lovely.

Thanks again,
Therese & Jay

Dear Tammy, Our trip was great. Well worth the wait. Breezes is the place on
earth so much to do and the drinks and food was GREAT. We are planning to go
back next FEB. After we get a number of people, I will call to see if you can
get us a group deal and get plans made. Thank you for all your help with our
travel you are wonderful. Thank You Tammy Fritsch.
Tammy & David Fritsch
/ Kaukauna, WI / 2/08 / Breezes Runaway Bay, Jamaica


Elite Travel DESTINATION WEDDING CLIENTS
Tammy, Heather, and the Elite
Travel Team,
We’re back and we’re married!! Thanks to Elite Travel and their
dedicated services, our “Leap Day” wedding went off beautifully. I’ve been
working intimately with Tammy since the beginning of 2007 and have found in her
not only a trusted and valuable travel agent, but a very dear friend. From start
to finish she was there for me and my guests 100% and even now after our wedding
is said and done I look forward to keeping in close contact.

We booked our wedding at the Riu Ocho Rios in Jamaica, around May of last
year. Tammy organized everything for me; all I did was put in a request and
*POOF* my wish was granted. The wedding coordinator, florist and bakery on site
at the Riu were terrible in the communication department, but thanks to Tammy
and her Elite Travel Team, everything was taken care of.

We arrived in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on Wednesday, February 27th. We had a very
pleasant flight (fly Air Jamaica and you get a meal!!) and got through
immigration and customs easily. The ride to the resort wasn’t the best or the
safest, but none of the natives seem very keen on following driving laws anyway!
It certainly was an experience and since we arrived intact, I really can’t
complain. Upon unloading our luggage we were immediately greeted with a smile
and given cool rum punch to sip on while we checked in. If that wasn’t enough to
make you relax, walking into the open air, exquisite marble lobby would
certainly do the trick. Our room wasn’t quite ready when we arrived, but that
gave us a good twenty minutes to walk around and check out our home for the next
week, and what a nice home it was!

We were so excited to get to our room but when we got upstairs I was sorely
disappointed. Our “ocean view” was a view of an off property souvenir shack with
a glimpse of the beach if you stretched your neck to the right when peering over
the balcony. The room itself was just fine, equipped with a king size bed, small
seating area and bath. A little distraught I called Tammy and she immediately
took care of it. By noon the next day after another room became available we
were moved into a suite unlike none I’d ever stayed in before. I was expecting
the same room we had just with a better view, but instead we were given the
royal treatment. The resort learned quickly that you don’t mess with Tammy’s VIP
guests!! Our view was AMAZING, the bathroom had a huge shower and separate
jacuzzi tub, and plenty of sitting room for when we invited some people up. When
I called Tammy to thank her I was close to being speechless. Thinking back on
that room puts a smile on my face right now.

Due to the “problems” we’d had with the florist and bakery, Tammy went out of
her way to contact a florist from another resort she trusted and put us in
contact with each other. We met the following morning and she was fabulous! She
worked with me to create a unique display of arrangements and bouquets at a very
reasonable price. The bakery was also from off-site and was great. At first they
were hesitant to do the cake exactly how we wanted for fear of it looking
“tacky” but ultimately they gave into our request and we were overjoyed with the
outcome. The on-site photographer, Michael, was very friendly and willing to mix
in his creative measures with my photography background to create and capture
our glorious memories on film.

The wait staff as a whole was awesome at the resort, but they outdid
themselves by far at our reception at Mammee Bay. Everything was organized
beautifully by the time we arrived from our photo shoot. I stood in awe at the
first sight of my floral arrangements and cake. The food was great too – but our
cake was the tastiest!! They served us on cue with the glasses we brought
especially for the toast with the drink we’d requested. We had planned on the
Seagrapes bar for after dinner, but after learning that the nights show was
Latin-themed, we decided to just congregate near the stage for drinks and
dancing. And to our surprise, at the end of the show we were called up on stage
by name as the newest Riu newlyweds and learned a dance and performed with the
dancers for the resort. It really was a great time!

The rest of the stay was very pleasant as well and we only had a day and a
half of poor weather. The meals were unbelievably good, but we learned our first
day to not eat towards the end of the session if you prefer fresh, hot meals. We
tried two of the restaurants that require reservations: Sir John’s and Tushima.
While Tushima was an experience and I am happy we tried it, Japanese food isn’t
a favorite we learned, but Sir John’s was delicious!! The Plantation had the
best lunches and we liked St. Ann’s the best for breakfast. Piccola Italia was
open from noon until midnight, so there was never a problem finding a decent
meal if other restaurants closed between servings. And I highly recommend the
Jerk Hut for lunch as well – it’s served right on the beach, but get there quick
if you don’t want to stand in line for 30 minutes!! It really is that good! The
bars served awesome drinks (you certainly get your money’s worth with the liquor
content!) and the discoteque was a blast!

At the Riu there was never a loss of things to do. The gift shops were
stocked with average souvenirs at above average prices, but every other night
there were local craft tables set up throughout the resort with great, authentic
gifts. Don’t forget to haggle though! You really can get awesome deals if you
push hard enough or threaten to walk away. The Sports Bar, open 24-7, has a
little casino too which I luckily doubled up in so that gets a thumbs-up from me
as well. Snorkling at the resort was free but for a mere $16 (we talked them
down to $10 pp) you can have a boat take you out to the reef and really
experience the Caribbean sea life. The only real disappointment we had was
learning that BOTH pools closed at 6pm!! We were told they are open a little
later during the summer months, but still, this was a huge let-down for both of
us. We also did a horseback ride ‘n swim off-site that was incredible. We
started at the top of a small mountain at an old plantation and were given a
tour and history lesson as we rode down the mountain to beach. There we stopped
for refreshments before galloping through the water and having our pictures
taken while doing so. It was so much fun that I’d do it again our next trip to
Jamaica.

All in all, we could not have asked for a better wedding and honeymoon – and
it is all thanks to Tammy and Elite Travel. Without their help, we never would
have had the contacts needed to prepare the ceremony and reception the way we
wanted, we would not have had the “in’s” for where to get the best discounts,
and most importantly, we would not have been able to relax and enjoy the trip as
much as we did without knowing that our special day was being handled by the
most capable of hands. Tammy’s heart is truly in her work and that is what keeps
her the best in business. We cannot extend enough “thank you’s” to Elite Travel
for the devotion they gave us but know that our future travels will most
definitely be through them.

Thanks again to Tammy, Heather, and the rest of the Elite Travel team that
put so much time and energy into making our dream come true. We love you!!

Faithful Clients Forever,
Jenna & Brian Dube / 2/ 29 /2008 /
Homestead, FL / Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Judy,
This was fantastic! Great historical area, wonderful people, well
put together, all around good times. I want us to go back during tourist season
so we can see all the plays, and see it when it is all “open” etc they have at
Williamsburg.

Many thanks for a great trip!
Erik and Cathy Teller / 2/25/08 / San
Antonio, TX / Williamsburg, WV


Elite Travel Corporate Incentive Clients
Tammy, Shelley and I had a great
time. It was a fantastic location. Our rooms we very comfortable along with all
the amenities and functions we attended. We had no troubles everything was set
up nicely for us. I would recommend everything to someone else. I look forward
to seeing you in next year. Jimmy Cauley / 3/08 / Melia Cabo Real, Cabo San
Lucas, Mexico


Tammy,
The trip was outstanding – thanks for all your efforts. We probably
could have used a recommendation for the 4am breakfast. It was nice meeting you
– good luck with your business endeavors!
Jim Bower / 3/08 / Melia Cabo Real,
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Tammy-
My wife and I had a great time. Thanks for asking. See you in Costa
Rica!!
Alex Irias / 3/08 / Melia Cabo Real, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Tammy,
It was a fabulous trip! Certainly first class and lots of variety
for activities. The only thing I would suggest is to have our activities set up
and ready to go prior to our trip to Cabo so we know what we are doing instead
of figuring it out Thursday night when we got there. Other than that! Great job
and thank you!

Sincerely,
Robin Gatley 3/08 / Melia Cabo Real, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Hi Tammy,
Sorry for my delay in providing you feedback but it’s taken me
awhile to catch up.My wife and I had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the
resort (wonderful), our accommodations (luxurious) and the many activities
(golf, spa, sunset cruise, Sat night dinner/dancing/private club & the
awesome dune buggies!).

The only drawbacks I can recall were the below average food and the
disastrous transportation to the airport for our return flight. Our airport ride
left the resort 25 minutes late and then went to two other hotels to pick up
additional fares finally leaving us at the airport with only 30 minutes before
our scheduled departure. Fortunately, our flight to Houston had been delayed by
90 minutes. Unfortunately, that cost us the chance to catch our connecting
flight to Miami and we were subsequently grounded in Houston overnight, where we
had to bribe our way to the last hotel room left in the city and then return to
the airport at 5a to catch a flight home.Sincerely,
Felipe Grinan /3/08 /
Melia Cabo Real, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Vacation was great! Thank you so much for everything.

Dreams was wonderful….so relaxing, magical and lovely. It was great to get
away with the family. From the dolphins, to the ocean it was all perfect. Thank
you, thank you, thank you!

The staff were amazing and treating us like true VIP’s!

I watched 2 weddings while I was there, both unique and gorgeous. Also got to
know the couples, very sweet.

How are things with you? I’m still digging out.
Pam Quandt / 3/08 / New
York, NY / Dreams Cancun, Mexico


Carol-
The trip was great and the right length – 5 nights. We visited many
of the other properties and the Cove is certainly the way to go if you are
looking for quiet and the excitement in the same trip. The good. The cove,
dolphin cay (swimming with the dolphins) , staff, cleanliness, view, facilities.

The bad.

The food in the hotel was OK and expensive for what you received in return
but the best meal we had was at a local place just over the bridge called “The
Poop Deck” – great food. As a result – we believe we will return.
John and
Melina Fraser / 3/15/08 / Potomic Falls, VA / The Cove Atlantis, Bahamas


Judy, thanks again for all of your hard work. Bryan and I are SO glad we
found you, and have nothing but positive experiences between what you have done
for us and our friends. You deserve a special customer service reward, for all
that you do. Thanks again for being so flexible and helpful…we greatly
appreciate it.
Brandi L. Kirkland


Katie,
This was the first International vacation my husband and I took as
a couple to attend a Destination Wedding. The resort was not overwhelming in
size… we loved the fact that everyone was very friendly, helpful and very
accommodating. They all made sure we had a lot of things to keep us entertained
and were remembering us by name by the second day… And all of this was
included in one price !!!!

Who wouldn’t you go all inclusive? The wedding was beautiful and we will have
many memories to share. Thanks to Elite Travel for helping the bride in choosing
this resort – we would definiately return.
Traci & Marc Hollister /
2/21/08 / Eau Claire, WI / Breezes Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Working with Tammy and her team at Elite was a breeze! There were a ton of
details involved in planning our sales trip for 50+ people, but every “i” was
dotted and “t” crossed. They were always there with answers – from answering the
phone to answering our many, many questions. Tammy’s contacts in the industry
are impressive and we’re convinced she and her team can pull off any type of
event and any request!
Sun Bank Corporate Incentive / 1/2008 / Philadelphia,
PA / Breezes Runaway Bay


Jamaica
Kay,
Thank you so much. I hope I didn’t sound difficult. You
have done an AMAZING job assisting us. I just wanted to itemize costs for our
final looming budget total . Thanks again. I cannot say anough wonderful things
about you!
Michelle Mullins in Planning her honeymoon


Hello Judy,

We had an absolute blast on our trip. Here are just a few of my favorite
pictures of the trip. The resort was spectacular with a beautiful peaceful
beach, 3 swimming pools, tons of activities and the staff would literally bend
over backwards to please you no matter what your request was. Our room had a
wonderful view of the beach and ocean. We went horseback riding, fishing (I
caught a 150 lb striped Marlin), shopping and spent a lot of our time just
chilling out at the resort. We saw whales, sea lions, manta rays and met some
really great people. The food was fantastic and we learned all of the most
important words for our trip: Ola,Gracias,Cervasa,Tequila and Banyo! That was
about all of the spanish we needed. We had a great time- thank you for all of
your help. If we get the opportunity to go in the future- I would try to make
other arrangements for our flight schedule. I would also warn anyone who is
going that when they arrive at the airport there are several people trying to
get you to sign up for tours, etc. and that you should go straight thru the
airport to your transportation and not stop at those booths. It is a little
confusing when you step off the plane and they ask you to come with them for
this presentation- you feel like they are there with your particular
transportation group and in fact- they are just there to try to sell you some
tours. Other than that- I wouldn’t change a thing! Thanks,
Amy & Larry
Dean / 1/21/08 / Jacksonville, FL / Presidente Intercontinental, Los Cabos,
Mexico


Our Trip to Breezes Runaway bay was fantastic! Everything was better than we
had hoped for. The staff were fantastic and always making sure that we were as
comfortable as possible. And the grounds were so beautiful, lush greens and a
great beach. The SCUBA diving was great, we saw a lot more sea life than we
thought we would, and even the reef right off the beach was perfect for
snorkeling. Being that it was February the water in both the pools and the ocean
was a little chilly, but we can’t even complain about that.We had a fantastic
trip. Thank you!
Stephen & Jessica Gregorczyk / 2/16/08 / Worcester, MA /
Breezes Runaway Bay, Jamaica


Hello Tammy,
Thank you for the follow up. We enjoyed our trip immensely,
everything was perfect. The resort was beautiful and everything was exactly the
way it was advertised. I have attached some of the photographs we took of the
resort and surrounding area. On another note we are interested in planning
another trip for January of ;09, and would like some information regarding
pricing and such. There will be a max of 6 adults on the trip and we want to go
for 7 days/ 6 nights at RIU of course. Any Information you could supply would be
great. Thanks
Donald Hartnett & Bryan Dempsey / 1/25/08 / Landsdale, PA /
Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Hi,Sorry, that I have not gotten back with you sooner, but, I have been super
super busy!!! First of all thank you for the beautiful flowers, they were so
“Mexico” I loved them!!! The wedding was AMAZING ………………..and the
honeymoon was perfect!! I promise as soon as I can to send you guys some
photos… also if any of your clients need advise or input for their upcoming
Dreams Cancun wedding, just have them email me, I will be totally honest with
them.

Elite Travel / Dreams Cancun and Claudia are the Best of the
Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for all your help!
Julie & Robert Barnhart / 1/6/2008/
Baltimore, MD / Dreams Cancun, Mexico


Hi There Tammy,
We were very impressed with all the travel arrangements,
the only thing that was disturbing was that two of Jonathan’s rooms were broken
into. We enjoyed the rest of the trip very much. We will definately refer you to
our friends when they are looking into making travel arrangements. Thanks again
for making Jonathans and Megan’s wedding a memorable occassion for all of
us!
Hank & Lourdes Madsen / 1/11/08 / Tallahassee, FL / Riu Ocho Rios,
Jamaica


DESTINATION WEDDING
Let me just tell you about my experience with Tammy
and Elite Travel.

I got engaged in March and immediately found where I wanted to get married in
Jamaica. There was only one problem…the complete lack of response from the
wedding department and the onsite wedding coordinator. I sent email after email
and got NOTHING in return..this went on for WEEKS..Then I found this board and I
found other brides just like me who had gotten no response or ridiculously slow
responses from these people…I was ready to give up on my dream location
because I was so frustrated..and Tammy told me she could get me all the info I
wanted and needed and wouldn’t charge me a thing…didn’t even require I book a
thing with her agency before she gave me EVERYTHING I needed to start the
planning process..She answered all of my questions and the insane number of
emails I sent her on a daily basis and she even confirmed details of my wedding
with the hotel coordinator – ALL BEFORE I BOOKED A THING WITH HER!!!! (Why can’t
others do this????????????) This won me over and I knew she was the person I
needed to help me with my wedding. We all know she gets a commission from the
hotels – we are definitely not stupid enough to think she works for free – but
she charges no fees and her prices cannot be beat!! She was available 24/7 –
even on Christmas!! Every single guest that booked with her immediately loved
her and her agency – they had nothing but fabulous things to say about her and
the service they received. We were happy, our guests were happy, and our wedding
went according to plan..

We had a couple of unfortunate incidents happen while we were in Jamaica and
didn’t know how to deal with them. Tammy immediately stepped in. She personally
dealt with everything herself and kept in contact with us at the resort to make
sure we enjoyed our honeymoon after she flew home after the wedding. She truly
is amazing and without her I think our honeymoon wouldn’t have been as wonderful
as it was….we didn’t worry about anything because we knew we were in good
hands…she was taking care of everything for us so we could enjoy our time in
Jamaica – I will FOREVER be grateful to her for that…she really managed to
turn the situation around.

What she says is true – she is out to make sure we have the wedding of our
dreams – she realllllllly does care about her brides and she will make sure you
are taken care of. She LOVES what she does, it is obvious. Even though she has a
large staff – she personally gets involved and makes herself available. She gets
to know her brides and they become more than just clients – she immediately
became part of our family 🙂

She really took care of us – which was the most important thing. I can’t sing
her praises enough – I can’t even imagine what we would have done without her,
from the planning process and dealing with the onsite planner to the actual
wedding itself, and then she went above and beyond for us and dealt with the
mess with the hotel to make sure we were able to enjoy our honeymoon.
Megan
& Jonathan Pastore / 1/8/2008 / Miami Florida / Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Hello Tammy,

I had a wonderful time in Jamaica at Couples Swept Away Resort. I had never
seen such a beautiful place and enjoyed it very much. I am very satisfied with
the level of service that I received from Elite Travel and would recommend you
to my friends in the future. I hope one day to return to Jamaica because one
week there just isnt enough!!

Thanks again for the excellent service and accommodations,
Judith Bentley
/12/13/2007 / Richmond, VA / Couples Swept Away, Jamaica


Heather, It was the best vacation we’ve taken! Your arrangements were
perfect, and everything went without a glitch. Even though we went to Couples
Swept Away to attend my nieces wedding, it was impressively relaxing and
accommodating trip for us. We Plan to go again. Do you also arange cruises and
International Travel? Thanks
James & Kathyrne Hengstengerg / 12/13/07 /
Roswell, NM / Couples Swept Away, Jamaica


Well, Brian did not go, however, I enjoyed the resort, I would have upgraded
had I known there were rooms upgrades available ( location, television, in room
bar etc,) otherwise, You guys are awsome and when you say you take care of
everything you mean it!
Angela Madison / 12/13/2007 / Fort Worth, TX /
Couples Swept Away, Jamaica


Hi Tammy
The only way I can describe your travel service is “Five Stars”.
Your services made everything so easy and convenient. The hotel Riu Ocho Rios
was the next thing to paradise. All the events were super. And for the wedding –
it was something very special. It was well organized. The trip will definitely
be a lasting memory.

The only negative thing was the bus trip to the hotel. After a long day of
traveling, we ended up with a three hour trip from the airport because of a
group who started partying right from the airport and got somewhat out of
control with drinking and at least three pits stops. But we made it.

Again everthing was great Thank You! YEAH MON – NO PROBLEM!!
Everette
& Linda Sims / 1/25/2008 / Concord, NH / Riu Ocho Rios


Tammy,
Thanks for your follow up email.

Our trip was fantastic! In fact, both Susan and I agree that this was better
than a cruise and actually the best vacation we’d been on. We enjoyed all
aspects of this vacation and would recommend Dreams and Elite to any of our
friends contemplating a Caribbean trip of any kind.

The place was so great that we never really went off the site. Everything we
wanted was right there. The food was so good that we can say that we didn’t have
a single bad meal. The fact that it was all inclusive made it even more
enjoyable. The facilities were all that we could ask for and the wedding went
off well.

All in all, I would give this vacation a 10 out of 10.
Don & Susan
Naslanic / 1/23/2008 / Landisville, PA / Dreams Cancun, Mexico


The hotel was great, Jamaica was beautiful and the people were really nice.
Only problem was that my sister, brother-in-law and me were robbed while we were
there. The security think that it was an employee that stole $600.00 cash from
my sister and brother-in-law, and an Ipod Nano, jewelry from my sister’s
wedding, and a portable DVD player from me. Other than that the trip was great!

Tara Yannitty / 1/9/2008 / Coconut Creek, FL / Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Hi Heather, My trip was fantastic. Flights were on time, and everything was
where it was supposed to be.

Unfortunately the only issue is that my 2 friends safes were broken into at
the hotel, and I will think twice about staying at that specific location,
however Elite Travels services were amazing. I was able to meet Tammy as well
and she was a lot of fun to be around. I will use your services in the future.
Thanks again
Jorden Deisch / 1/10/2008 /Cape Coral, FL / Riu Ocho Rios,
Jamaica


Hi Heather,
We had a wonderful time in Jamaica. The tours suggested were
amazing. We went on the Canopy tour, Dunn’s River falls, Green Grotto Caves,
Fern Gully. So much fun and everyone involved with these tours were great. Green
Grotto was my favorite. Totally unexpected fun, the tour guide was so
knowledgeable and funny. The Canopy tour was great, and at 53 I was worried if I
would be able to make it. I can tell all I survived and never laughed and
screammed so much in my entire life. Dunn’s River Falls was beautiful, such a
natural wonder. We had a great time, however there were so many people the
guides were rushing us a bit too much. Next time I will try to find a time when
it isn’t so crowded.

RIU was a great resort. The service staff was attentive, food was so varied
in St. Ann’s you could always find something to your tastes. Mammy Bay was
wonderful for my daughter’s rehearshal dinner. However I thought they need to
have more servers. Our server “Newton” worked so hard to accommodate our party
of 25. He was so fantastic we requested he serve at the wedding dinner.

The Spa personnel were great also. We spent the whole day with hair and
make-up. All the time laughing and enjoying what could have been a very tedious
time. Hats off to Audrey especially for making my daughter feel so special.
Especially when we had encountered a problem the night before.

My daughter and son-in-law’s room was robbed. Their safe was broken into and
cash was missing.

This would have been devastating especially in a foreign country. All I can
say is THANK YOU Tammy Levent and Elite Travel. Your handling of the situation
was greatly appreciated. You wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone, but we
actually had it happen again after the wedding. The last night we had a special
dinner at Sir Richard’s (must do!). While at dinner my other daughter’s room was
broken into and her safe robbed. As we were leaving the next morning we left
this to the hotel security guards and notified Elite Travel. I am positive the
out come will be okay. RIU Ocho Rios is a beautiful resort and I certainly would
not judge them by this incident. Remember as a traveler you much expect things
to go wrong sometime. I am just glad I have Elite Travel to help me. Won’t book
anything out of the country without them!

Thank you for everything,
Audrey Yannitty / 1/9/2008 / Coconut Creek, FL /
Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Tammy,
To tell the truth, I was a little disappointed. As I’m sure you
know, this trip was part of the Pastore wedding. As I’m sure you’ll hear from
others, 2 people in our party had there rooms broken into and property stolen.
So what should have been a relaxing vacation, turned stressful wondering each
time I left my room, if my property would be there when I returned.

In addition to that, the elevator broke in my building. My room was said to
have an ocean view… It didn’t. The food was OK, but not exactly great. There
drinks were average. The staff was great, except those involved with breaking
and entering the rooms of course. The property was beautiful and kept very
clean.

As far as Elite Travel’s part…I was was very satisfied. My tickets arrived
on time. The packet, luggage tags, and travel case was very nice.

Best Regards,
Matthew Tiger / 1/11/2008 / Orlando, FL / Riu Ocho Rios,
Jamaica


It was great, I would highly recommend the resort! 5 Star in my
book.
Karen Gross / 1/9/2008 / Coral Springs, FL / Dreams Cancun, Mexico


Thank you very much for your email. Overall, we had a fabulous vacation. The
weather was perfect, the temperature of the water was perfect, and the
activities for kids and adults were wonderful!

However, we had slight problems with check-out and transportation. I believe
there was miscommunication on someone’s end regarding the late check-out policy.
Our papers, provided by you, requested two beds and late check-out. They honored
the two beds but failed to mention that they were not honoring the late
check-out. Perhaps, you should advise your clients of this as it was not clear
to us. My husband mentioned that they honored the bed request without any
restrictions but then placed restrictions on the other. They had no answer for
him as it was written that way on our travel documents. Additionally, we were
under the assumption that the request had been made, by you guys, so ultimately
Dreams needed to communicate that they would not honor our request which they
failed to do.

The entire American Express transportation/solicitation of tours was
obnoxious. First and foremost, the guy was never there. He would request you sit
down with him to get your vouchers so he could sell you a tour. Granted it is
his job it was utterly annoying. Also, they wrote down the incorrect flight
information which caused more of a fiasco. They had our flight time two hours
earlier and when we tried to call to resolve the situation but no one was
available to help us, SURPRISE. Ultimately, we got a call at 2:15 PM telling us
to get on the van. I reasoned with the guy, as I speak fluent Spanish and he
basically told me if we didn’t go then they would not have a van for us.
Finally, somehow we get through to American Express and they look into it. Great
you realize you made a mistake and you will rectify it by sending a van at the
scheduled time. After an hour of rushing to get out of our hotel room there is
no van at the scheduled time. You might think we were surprised but we knew
there would be no van at the scheduled time. The moment the guy told me there
would be no van for us at that time, we believed him. Finally, a cab gets called
and we are raced to the airport. I guess my question is, how much did we pay for
the transportation service?

We had a lovely vacation minus these glitches. They did not take away from
our overall enjoyment but boy it is really not a nice way to end the
vacation.

Thank you,
The Venzs / 1/6/2008 / Breckenridge, CO / Dreams Cancun,
Mexico


dear heather and tammy,
thank you for a wonderful vacation! we had an
amazing time and we appreciate your arranging it for us. we were wondering
whether cap jaluca might be available for the same dates this year for dec
vacation (ie dec 25-jan 1st). let us know what you think. thanks again!

Debbie & Ajay Nagpal / 12/25/07 / Short Hills, NJ / Tortuga Bay, Punta
Cana DR


This was our 1st of I hope MANY trips to Couples and we absolutely LOVED CSA!

We had a BFV suite on the 3rd floor and fell asleep and woke up listening to
the ocean….it was like heaven.

We arrived on 12/1 and stayed til 12/8….the worst part of the whole trip
was having to leave! We loved everything about CSA, and our wedding was more
than we could have ever dreamed of!

We had a private dinner on the beach and to our special surprise….Big D was
our waiter! We had so much fun the entire time.

Here’s a link to our wedding photos for viewing http://picasaweb.google.com/MelyndaAndBruce/WeddingPictures?authkey=mFSLVvhy_9I
and feel free to email any questions to me at melyndaandbruce@gmail.com

Here are a few of our wedding pics….they all turned out great as did our
DVD.
Melynda & Bruce Helton . 12/1/2007 / Clinton, TN / Couples Swept
Away, Jamaica


Tammy:
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Of course, I was busy helping with
preparations most of the time I was there and participating in the great event.
It was the first time I had stayed in an all-inclusive place and that was
amazing. It took some getting use to for me to be able to go in sit, down, order
and eat a meal or drink and just get up and leave. I will certainly look into
that again. The resort, itself, was beautiful, the rooms were very generous with
balconies and the weather was superb.

I have no complaints about the trip except for the travel to and from. My
trip back was the worse. The bus picked us up from the hotel at 9:00 on Sunday
morning and with the check in and the changing connections in Charlotte, NC, I
did not walk into my home until 11:21 Sunday night. That is a trip. Next time, I
will get a straight through flight.

I would recommend your organization for travel. I thought everyone was
professional and very helpful. Thank you again, for your help and the packet you
sent me was invaluable.

Sincerely,
David Hanley / 12/13/2007 / Hackensack, NJ / Couples Swept
Away, Jamaica


Frank… First of all, I apologize for not sending this sooner… With the
Holidays upon us when we got back from the honeymoon, things were just crazy…

ANYway… I wanted you to know that El Dorado Royale was AMAZING!!!
Absolutely wonderful. We would recommend to ANYone and have already.. The
accommodations were to die for and we REALLY enjoyed having the swim up
casita…….. the only way to go in my opinion… Brian got sick the night we
were going to do our candelight dinner but they rescheduled with no problem and
that night was truly amazing…. it was such a romantic setting and we had such
a great time just hanging out and doing much of nothing… We highly recommend
skipping the buses to go shopping… We took a cab and it was much easier and
not that much money at all… I was so surprised with the food… Usually in an
“all-inclusive”, the food is average at best but this place had AMAZING food at
every meal… Thanks so much for all of your help in 2007..

Ok… on for 2008… We were thinking of planning a famiy trip to Colorado
(preferably) for the week after Christmas… When I say family, we were thinking
probably 8 adults and 5 children…. So, we were wondering if you might have
some suggestions for us… Obviously, cost is a factor with that many people and
we were hoping to stay in a house or a cabin or two?? See what you can dig up
and let me know…. I know we have a lot of time to do it but I wanted to get a
jump on the planning piece…

Thanks Frank!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Brian & Mary Seymour / 10/29/2007
/ Valrico, FL / El Dorado Royale, Mexico


Hi Carol,
Our trip was incredible. The kids loved the Club Med. We played
tennis, swam, sang karaoke, watched a movie under the stars (“Elf”) and took a
little boat out on the river. I would say the food was great and the service was
wonderful, but the accommodations are a bit tired. One of the employees told me
that they are planning a face lift this next year, so I’m sure it is going to be
even better. It was quiet, just before Christmas. But things were picking up and
expected to be fairly full for Christmas week. All in all, a wonderful time for
a get-away with the kids. They did not participate too much in the kids club
because they wanted to spend time with me, but they did try out the circus
trapeze and great fun!! Thank you so much for you help and encouragement on
checking out a Florida escape. It was perfect!
Heidi Kempf & Family /
12/21/07 / Tampa, FL / Club Med Sandpiper, Florida


Hi Frank, Just a quick note to let you know that we had a wonderful time on
our vacation. The resort was absolutely beautiful, the people were very friendly
and the food was fabulous. We are thinking about going back in Sept or early
October of 08 for about the same amount of time if not a day or two longer…it
takes a few days to get wound down to the island way…if you can keep me posted
on any specials coming up???Well, again thank you for your help with arranging
our trip, we look forward to booking with you in the future.
Kim &
Joseph Wilson / 12/13/07 / Cedartown, GA / Couples Negril, Jamaica


Frank – once again we have returned from a heaven sent vacation.We had the
best time and wanna say thanks for everything you do for us and our friends. We
have and will continue to use your for all our travel needs. You go above and
beyond the call of duty and you kindness and knowledge and professionalism is
without a doubt the best. Using you and elite travel for our traveling needs
takes a huge burden off traveling and makes our trips hassel free and stress
free. Thanks again for all you and elite travel do for us and our friends. We
look forward to booking more trips with you. God bless and happy holidays

Jason and Dena Stroup / 12/13/2007 / Cedartown, GA / Couples Negril,
Jamaica


Hi Katie, Everything was beautiful and I really enjoyed mexico.

Thanks for everything,
Yolanda Ross / 12/6/2007 / Atlanta, GA / Dreams
Cancun


Hi Pauline,
We had a great time in Jamaica. Christy & Kamaal’s Wedding
was beautiful. Jerry still wants to talk to you about becoming a travel agent
part time. Jerry and I really suprised them. Thank you for keeping us a
secret!!!!!

The resort was beautiful. The only thing we were disappointed in was the
food. We ate one night at Sir Richards and it was good. The other times the food
was not.

We saw alot of topless women and speedos. It was something I was not use to
seeing.

Jerry will be calling you soon. Thanks for everything. attached are a couple
of pictures.
Cathy & Jerry Mask / 12/1/2007 / Gainsville, FL / Riu Ocho
Rios, Jamaica


DESTINATION WEDDING
oh my lord—Katie—El Dorado Royale was the best!!!
I love how secluded it was and simply gorgeous. The staff was fantastic and the
food phenomenal. We visited Tulum, Xel Ha and Playa De Carmen. If we go back to
that area we want to stay in Playa Del Carmen. It was more upscale and you can
just walk to the beach without being a guest in a hotel.

Cancun was okay—i don’t think I will be going back. It was like Vegas meets
Miami. The hotel was nice and the beach was great. We went to Congo Bongo and
boy was that something out of this world. I think if we had visited 10 years ago
as far as the party scene it would have been much more enjoyable. i think i’m
getting too old for the clubs. our guests enjoyed the hotel and i was told that
they had the best spa. the food on the other hand was dissapointing. the world
cafe where we had breakfast was probably the best food i ate there. the other
places, oceana, seaside grill and the japanese place himitsu was not anything to
write home about. daniella was great and gave me a bouquet and flowers for my
hair for no additional charge. she was really busy and didnt’ stick to her
appointments with me so i guess that’s why she threw in the flowers and gave me
like 200 dollars off of my total. I was happy about that so all in all she was
accomodating.

a few of my guests mentioned how helpful you were so i wanted to let you
know. we ended up having a total of 18 guests because a few people made their
own travel arrangements and colin’s best friend surprised us because he said he
couldn’t make it and all of a sudden appeared. it was great. we have wonderful
photos from the ceremony which was the best. the food at the reception was the
best dinner we had as well. the staff was very pleasant so overall the stay was
great—the food was the only thing people didn’t like and believe me they
voiced their opinion 🙂

i will send photos once colin uploads them to the computer. oh and the bars
close at 11pm at dreams so some people didn’t like that–especially those from
ny.
Jessica & Colin Johnson / 11/30/2007 / Rockville, MD / Dreams Cancun
& El Dorado Royale


DESTINATION WEDDING
Thanks for all of your help. Colin and I truly
enjoyed ourselves and this trip did a great deal for our relationship. We will
be using you for future travel and we need to talk to you about a trip for this
time next year. We are thinking of doing this annually with the kids so if you
can think of other tropical places that have all inclusive family friendly
resorts that would be great.

Also Colin said he wouldn’t mind receiving emails about last minute great
deals for the two of us like a weekend trip or something. So basically if you
ever run across something amazingly priced–let us know. We might just be able
to do it.

Oh the other thing I forgot to mention was the Explorer’s club for kids at
Dream. The kids loved it. The staff was really nice and they had activities from
930 to 930. We didn’t let Caylin and Brandon stay all day, but they enjoyed
activities between 930am and around 12noon. For someone 10 and up they might not
like it, but caylin is 9 and brandon is 6. He enjoyed it much more, but like i
said the activities were great.
Jessica & Colin Johnson / 11/30/2007 /
Rockville, MD / Dreams Cancun & El Dorado Royale


Tammy, DESTINATION WEDDING
Yes we did! They were beautiful! You guys did a
an overall wonderful job for our wedding! Thanks again!

Thank you,
John & Lynn Brennan / 11-08 / Philadelphia, PA / Dreams
Tulum


TAMMY,
WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AT BREEZES RUNAWAY BAY. WE DID ALOT OF
RELAXING. THE RESORT WAS NICE AND EVERYONE WAS SUPER FRIENDLY. MY ONLY
COMPLAINTS THERE WERE THE FOLLOWING:

THE BATHROOM SMELLED OF MOLD, IT WAS FINE IN THE AM ONCE IT WAS FIRST CLEANED
BUT BY THE EVENING AFTER A DAY OUT AT THE BEACH AND WE CAME INTO SHOWER, IT WAS
SMELLY ALMOST UNBEARABLE. WE HAD TO KEEP BATHROOM DOOR SHUT!

THE BLANKETS ON THE BED WERE SCRATCHY.

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET A RESERVATION TO ANY OF THE RESTRAUNTS AT THE HOTEL
ON THE WEEKEND, I THOUGHT THEY COULD HAVE BEEN MORE ACCOMIDATING WITH THAT.

AND FINALLY, I WISHED THEY WOULD HAVE HAD 24 HOUR ROOM SERVICE, OR EVEN ROOM
SERVICE AT ALL. YOU COULDNT GET MEALS DELIVERED EXCEPT FOR OJ AND A MUFFIN IN
THE AM, AND WHEN WE WERE HUNGRY AT 2:00 IN THE AM AND ALL THE FOOD FACILITIES
WERE CLOSE WE HAD NOTHING TO EAT.

I KNOW IT SOUNDS LIKE ALOT OF COMPLAINTS BUT I CAN HONESTLY SAY THE RESORT
WAS BEAUTIFUL, THEY HAD ALOT OF ACTIVITIES, THE FOOD WAS DECENT, GREAT, HELPFUL
STAFF, BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND THE SUPER ALL-INCLUSIVE PART WAS DEFINATELY THE
BEST THING ABOUT IT. I WOULD RECCOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER FOR
SURE.

YOUR TRAVEL AGENCY WAS GREAT, SUPER FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. HEATHER WAS AWESOME
AND FIXED THE MIXUP WITH OUR TRAVEL DATES RIGHT AWAY. I HATED THE 5 HOUR LAYOVER
THAT TRURNED INTO ALMSOT 6 1/2 AT MIAMI AIRPORT, DEFINATELY DONT EVER WANT TO DO
THAT AGAIN, BUT OTHERWISE I WILL TELL ANYONE IN NEED OF A TRAVEL AGENT ABOUT
YOUR BUSINESS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING MY HONEYMOON DREAMS COME TRUE

Melissa & Shawn Brady / 11/19/07 / Palm Harbor, FL / Breezes Runaway
Bay, Jamaica


To Whom It May Concern:
This morning, I returned from a trip on the above
ship that was to go to four ports; Key West, Belize City, Santo Tomas, and
Cozemel (when booked on 3/4/2007 this trip was to go to Costa Maya which was
replaced by Cozemel). It managed to go to TWO of them; Belize and Santo Thomas.
M.S. Veendam could not go to KeyWest and Cozemel due to ‘propeller problems’
which would consequently detain them from getting into the other ports, Belize
and Tampa, in time. Upon leaving the ship this moning I spoke with a couple who
were on the ship the previous week (Nov 11 to 18) and THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO
THEM – due to propeller problems etc., two of THEIR ports were cancelled. I am
sure that this week’s trip, Nov 25 – Dec 2 will be the same story. This is
totally unacceptable. Your motto is A Signature of Excellence. I did not see
that in action on my first voyage on Holland America.

It is noted that your ship did ‘graciously’ reimburse each passenger a total
of $150 for the two ports missed. I find this totally unacceptable. Our total
charge for our daughter (in S.R. 770) and us (in S.R 766) was a total of
$2964.18 and for two ports p.p. we were refunded the sum of $450?

My husband and I live in a golf community which books trips regularly on
cruise lines such as yours. We would appreciate a response from you as to a more
appropriate handling of this rediculous episode which to me, sounds like it is
all too familiar.
Carol and Carl Hoffman / 11/18/2007 / Lakeland, FL /
Holland America Cruise


Hi Kay,
The wedding was beautiful everything turned out just how I wanted
it. Eldorado Royale was the most beautiful place I have ever been. Joe and I
wear thrilled with the entire honeymoon. When we arrived, I actually cried
because it was everything that I had hoped it would be. I also cried on the last
day because I didn’t want to leave…I am kind of
emotional!

Our room faced the ocean and the view was amazing it was also in the perfect
spot next to the pool and beach. When we got there we had champagne waiting for
us in the room and flowers on the bed. The room also had robes and slippers
waiting for us. We loved the hammock on the balcony and loved to watch the
sunrise and set from our room.

We had such a great time, there
where tons of activities to do like bike riding, ceramic painting, and beach
volley ball, etc. We really made the most out of everything. At night we went
dancing at one of the bars that had a live band.

The service was exceptional, from the personal concierge to wait staff to
room service. The food was incredible, we really enjoyed eating whatever,
whenever and as much as we wanted. The selection of restaurants was great, and
we had a different meal for lunch and dinner everyday. It was nice not having to
worry about the cost of drinks and food.

I think our favorite night was dinner under the stars, it was very romantic
and a good way to start our honeymoon. We ordered and bottle of wine and had
fondue on the beach. There was a saxophone player, which really made the evening
perfect.

Since we were there for 8 days we wanted to leave the resort and go on two
trips. We booked the tours through American Express. The transportation was very
organized and the tour guides were excellent. One Wednesday we went to
Chitzaneza (I didn’t spell that right) the Mayan Ruins. On Friday we went to
Xcaret, we swam in under ground caves and swam with Dolphins.

Joe and I had an incredible honeymoon and it was the best vacation we both
had ever had. We definitely will be only look for all inclusive,since we thought
it was such a great deal. Also, we look forward to booking another vacation
through Elite.

I don’t have any pictures at work but I will email some to you soon.

Thanks,
Adrienne and Joe Vallejo / 11/05/2007 / Tampa, FL / Eldorado
Royale, Mexico


Sorry it has taken so long to answer this email. It’s been really busy since
we got back.

The trip was great except for using American Airlines for the flight, and
having to go thru Miami.

On the way out, there was a problem with the plane we were changing to in
Miami, and this caused an additional hour layover. Then in Jamaica, they
couldn’t figure out which belt to put the luggage on so that took longer too.

Durring our layover in Miami comming back, we were told that the flight
attendants had just gotten off a plane on the other side of the terminal and it
would take another 20 minutes. This turned into well over an hour as each
attendant had to stop a separate places to pick up food, while their coworkers
waited. (We had taken a walk after finding out that we were going to have to
wait awhile longer, and saw this first hand.)

In our opinion, American Airlines is not concerned with the service it gives
their customers, and we have no intention of ever flying that airline again.

On the plus side, the travel to the resort was the only problem we had with
the trip. It could have been a little sunnier, but the rain gave me a little
time for a nap between partying with Pam and Ryan and… partying with Pam and
Ryan! Ocho Rius was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Thanks for getting everything arranged.
Deborah Hosford / 10/05/2007 /
Casselberry, FL / Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Katie, Tammy,
South Seas is a great location for outdoor activities on
the water. Kayaking, Fishing, Tennis***, short course golf, biking. The North
End of the Resort is where you would want to put guests up as the amenities are
newer and closer to all the Hot Spots (Recreation & Dining). I would
consider this a 4 star property, not 5. You do not feel fully “Pampered” but
rather have lots of close activities that you can do on your own. The Spa is So
So, 3*. Food Not Good. Food off site on Captiva is excellent but on-site food
not good and poor service. 5+ days is to long at South Seas as you run out of
things to do.

I would suggest sending the Active/Adventure Traveler looking for a
affordable 3-4 day getaway. Put them up in the N. End “Hotel” Bayside rooms and
tell them to eat most meals just off site.
Jim Rose / 10/2007 /
Philadelphia, PA / South Seas Plantation, FL


Hi Kay!
We had such a wonderful time on the cruise. Thank you so much for
helping us coordinate it all. All of the islands were beautiful and the ship was
so nice. The food was outstanding! I would definitely travel on the Valor
again.

Yes, next time we make it up there we will be sure to give you a call
first!

Thanks again Kay!
Laura & Lee Thorpe / 09/2007 / Parish, FL / Eastern
Caribbean Cruise


DESTINATION WEDDING ( A Bride who now works for Elite Travel)
Hi Tam! I
just wanted to check in with you and see how things are while I’m in the
beautiful Dreams Cancun! The weather hasn’t let us down thus far, and everything
has been wonderful! My room, Holy S&%t!!!!!! The room was the best surprise
yet! UNBELIEVABLE. The staff has been wonderful as well, very accommodating to
everyone and everything that has come up. All of our guests arrived safely and
on time, and they all LOVE the property. They have all decided that we WILL be
doing this on a yearly basis from this point on. Claudia has gone above and
beyond for us, and I love her to death. After we arrived, Claudia introduced me
to the entire staff in her department, and they are wonderful as well. I just
wanted to say thank you for everything at this point, and I LOVE my job! Well,
I’m off to the spa once I go through all of my emails, and awaiting my big day
tomorrow so I will have a few shots and drinks for you out on the beach~

Hope all is well, and can’t wait to return to the travel industry…..

Shewwwww, it’s exhausting mingling with 40 of our favorite friends and family
all in one spot! Today is a “slow day” considering that there is a group that
went scuba diving and another that went on a some tour for the day. R e l a x I
n g!

Big hugs to you! Leigh
Leigh & Bryan Holland / 10/4/07 / Atlanta, GA /
Dreams Cancun, Mexico


Hi Tammy,
Maui was awesome. We had a wonderful time and the Hyatt was
absolutely beautiful. We just got in on Friday the 19th, so we’re still working
on downloading the photos and such, but I’d be happy to send you some of our
trip once it’s completed. Elite Travel was great to us, and Kim even sent us a
little macadamian nut caramel popcorn which was really sweet and delicious. We
can’t thank you enough and we’ll be certain to recommend you to others. As a
matter of fact, my brother is getting married in April and is planning his
honeymoon now. Once they figure out what they are going to do, I’ll see if they
wouldn’t like to go through Elite Travel for booking.

Thanks again. We’ll be in touch,
Alecia & John DiMatteo / 10/8/07 /
Carnegie, PA / Hyatt Regency, Maui Hawaii


We had an absolutely amazing time at Couples Sans Souci. The location and
landscaping at the resort was beautiful. Every staff member that we came across
was extremely friendly and always smiling. They all seemed to truly enjoy their
jobs and made every effort to ensure that each guest felt special.

The food at the resort was good to very good. The presentation was excellent;
from the fruit carvings and fresh flowers on all of the buffet tables to the
incredible ice sculptures at the Starlight Gala on Friday night. The quality of
the food was excellent, it just seemed that the entrées were missing just a
little something to make them really impressive. We read before we went that the
filet mignon on the in-room dining menu was not be missed, and that is a true
statement. We had a very romantic, 4-course meal on our balcony one evening
overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The beer, wine, and liquor choices are very
limited. They only serve Red Stripe beer, understandable to an extent, but a
choice in beer would be preferred. We don’t drink liquor, but it seemed that
they only offered one premium brand of each type of liquor. Their premium brands
would barely qualify as premium here in the states. Their skills at making
frozen drinks are very, very good.

The room that we stayed in was very spacious, with two full bathrooms. The
room was neat and somewhat clean, but one could easily notice the age of the
resort. The shower in the master bathroom would only trickle water, but the
second shower worked just fine. It was really nice having two bathrooms. The
second bathroom door was difficult to open and close because the hinges were
falling out of the door frame itself. You could see that they had been painted
over and over several times in their lifetime. Adding new hinges would not have
fixed the problem, a whole new door frame was needed. This was a very, very
noticeable flaw in the room. The ceiling fans provided were very wobbly and
somewhat noisy. The two wall mounted AC units worked by remote control and kept
the room nice and cool. The AC in the master bedroom did breakdown on the day
before we left, though. I called the front desk to report the problem. The AC
was not repaired before we left and I did not receive any correspondence
regarding the issue. The balcony was large and provided a beautiful view. The
furniture in the room was very comfortable, including the king size bed. The
flat panel satellite televisions in the room were a nice touch.

The beauty of the resort grounds was breathtaking. Tropical flowers, plants,
trees, and shrubs were everywhere. We saw workers walking the grounds each
morning collecting flowers to place in each of the rooms or to add to the buffet
tables, etc… There were so many beautiful walkways, stair cases, and hidden
paths. The complimentary couples massage was great. The beach was nice. The sand
was not white and fluffy, but this resort is set at the bottom of a
mountain-side on the north coast of Jamaica that has very few natural beaches.
The amount of activities offered was sufficient. Snorkeling was our favorite. We
did that twice. The pools were nice, including the swim-up bar at the main pool.

Overall, I would rate our experience at Couples Sans Souci as EXCELLENT. The
minor flaws in our room were only pointed out for your reference and in no way
detracted from our experience.

Thank you for your assistance in planning our honeymoon. It was nice to know
that with all of the other planning we had to do for our wedding that everything
was taken care of by Elite Travel for our honeymoon.
Thomas & Sarah
Whitney / 10/15/07 / Clermont, FL / Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica


We had an amazing time thank you so much!!!!!!!!!
Nicole & Anthony
McNair / 10/14/07 / Woodstock, GA / El Dorado Royale, Mexico


hey kay,
its me lori, i recieved a call from one of your coworkers/boss
(not sure) today and she seemed upset about the letter i sent you, i just want
to make sure you know that the only reason i sent that letter was because you
told me to send you somthing that you could forward to the transfer people that
let them know what had happened and how frustrated i was (with the transfer
people) I just want to let you know that i had wonderful time i understand that
you guys did nothing wrong it was the co you went through i only said what i
said to get the point accross to whom ever you will be forwarding it to, i had
the understanding that you knew i would be writing a letter like that. But
anyways unfortuneately i am back to work and don’t have much time right now. So
i will be writing you again soon cause i have some pics that i want you to see.

Thanks
Lori & Lyle Ludwig / 10/14/07 / Batesville, IN / Outrigger
Reef, Hawaii


DESTINATION WEDDING
Hey Tammy!
Just wanted to send you a quick note to
say Thank you for everything!!! It could not have been more perfect! Dreams
& El Dorado were both clean, beautiful resorts, with fantastic staff!
Everyone was so eager to please and so helpful, they truly work so hard from
keeping the grounds clean to serving you food & drinks, it was wonderful!
Our wedding was perfect, we had perfect weather and everything went
smoothly.

Originally we had considered El Dorado for our wedding, but they did not
allow children and we have an 8 year old daughter. I’m really happy that we
decided on Dreams instead. Dreams was perfect because it wasn’t too big, we got
to spend a lot of time with our guests and it was easy to find each other. Our
daughter LOVED the explorers club, she didn’t even want to do anything with us,
she just wanted to spend all of her time there and the staff there is excellent.
And the wedding gazebo at dreams is like no other!

And El Dorado was perfect for our honeymoon, it was larger, quieter, lots of
couples, perfect for privacy and enjoying our honeymoon together.

here is the link to our pictures, let me know if it doesn’t work for some
reason. There is one album of pro pictures and one of pics that we took,
enjoy!
http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=acv4zywl.2ah60cbl&x=1&y=-skri5j

Jill & Steven Demers / 10/16/07 / Holland MA/ Dreams Cancun, Mexico


Hi Kay
We are back from our honeymoon. We had a wonderful time and had
wonderful weather. We had the opportunity to go to Paul’s relatives hometown in
Chalkida near Athens. We were able to get upgraded to the 4th floor with a
window. Staff, food and boat were all very nice. Activities were a little slow I
guess given the age group and length of the tour or maybe the cruise line
itself.

We did have a terrible experience with missing our flight from Paris to
Newark. And they were so very smug abut it too. Change over time was not enough,
½ hour. Terminal buses were packed and ran so slowly. Giving you the heads up so
perhaps in the future I would suggest spacing connecting flights with a little
time considering Europe’s unorganization and slow moving pace. They gave us no
choice we had to wait 3 hours and go into JFK instead. Paul was highly irritated
to how we were treated and to their inflexibility. At least it was at the end of
our trip.

Will send you some pictures when we get them.
Christine & Paul
Galiatsatos / 10/11/07 / Union, NJ / RCCL Meditteranean Greek Isle Cruise


Hi Katie. I”m sorry that I’m just now getting back with you. The last week
since we have been home has been so crazy and this is the first time I have been
able to be on the computer since we got home. We loved Couples S/A. It was
absolutely great and thank you sooooooo much for helping us with everything!!!!!
You did a wonderful job. We are going to go back again definately so I”m sure we
will be calling you. Thanks soooo much again and hope to see you on American
Idol!! 🙂
Tunoa & Tiffany Tunoa / 10/17/07 / Colorado Springs, CO /
Couples Swept Away, Jamaica

Hello!!! Just wanted to say we had a GREAT time in Mexico!!!! Thank you for
recommending it!!!!

We will be contacting you again for more travel in the future!!!
Michelle
& Kyle Sutera / 10/28/07 / Palm Harbor, FL / El Dorado Royale, Mexico


Tammy – Hi! Just got back tonight from the trip to the Iberostar. They
upgraded us upon arrival to the Maya from the Lindo at no cost so that was nice
and the property was very nice but not close enough to the ocean for me. I don’t
mind walking a bit, but the place was just huge! Gorgeous grounds and very well
maintained, food pretty good too, one over cooked meal at the French place. The
kids loved the wave pool and lazy river so that was a hit with all of them.
Scott and the other girls took the tour of the new Grand Parasio next door to us
and said it was very nice, but it sounds like it’s a more laid back crowd there.
Does not seem like a contender for our next adult trip.

I just wanted to let you know that I never received any travel vouchers for
the transportation to the hotel so I was a bit lost there for a minute when we
arrived. It took some time to determine that Fun Jet was the operator for United
Vacations and they had our names, but I did not have any voucher, just my paid
receipt from you all so they checked that and made a voucher up. Were we
supposed to receive one? I check my file just now thinking that maybe I forgot
it, but nothing here. We had walked along with our other friends who were with
GoGo and then realized that we didn’t book with them and the search began.

Hope you have been well. It sure sucks coming home and having to put the heat
on!
Liz & Scott MacDonald / 11/1/07 / Centreville,VA / Iberostar Paraiso
Lindo, Mexico


Vegas was great! I think everyone really liked the rooms at the Hilton.

They were clean, and spacious. Also the pool area was nice. Especially the
day after a night of partying in Las Vegas:) We didn’t gamble much but what we
did gamble everyone lost. We ate at nice restaurants and got to see Elton John
on Saturday night. Which was a great show I just wouldn’t take kids. All in all
it was a great trip and the vouchers to and from the airport worked out
great.

I think our dates for the honeymoon will be leave the night of July 3rd and
fly back the night of the 12th. Hope that help. We decided to do it that way so
Jessi could get an extra day off. She is running out of Vacation days already
with the wedding and all
Jessica & Chad Bixler / 11/2/07 / Lees Summit,
MO / Hilton, Las Vegas.


Hi Tammy! We had a WONDERFUL time on our HONEYMOON at Couples Negril JAMAICA.
The food, service, activities were INCREDIBLE!

We were so disappointed to cut the trip short … but fortunate to make it
home safe & sound!

I was able to get a document from the resort stating we departed earlier than
scheduled. How do you want me to send this to you in order to start the process?

Please let us know!

Thanks!
Alyssa & Brad Blair / 8/12/07 / Orlando, FL / Couples
Negril


Hi Donna!

Everything was absolutely wonderful at the RIU Palace. The food and the
service were great. Magnolia, the wedding coordinator, was excellent. She was
very accommodating and made it happen. I would definitely recommend her and the
RIU Palace to anyone planning a destination wedding or even just a vacation. I
wanted to share some of our pictures with you. You have been wonderful to work
with. I will be definitely be contacting you regarding travel in the future. I
did not receive your package. Were you able to track it down? Take
care.
Regina / 8/2007 / Riu Punta Cana


Dear Kay:
The wedding went great. It was just exactly what we wanted! Our
honeymoon was great too. We appreciate all the help you gave us. Our flights
went good we didn’t have any trouble getting our boarding passes or our ride to
the resort. The resort was beautiful. We went snorkling, went on the glass
bottom boat ride, and then we just layed in the hamock and relaxed. The people
were all very nice and helpful. The food was tremendous. I think we gained a few
pounds:)

The only problem we had was when we came back to the United States they told
me I had to have a verification letter for my passport application. But that
took maybe 5 minutes so it wasn’t a big deal.

We really do appreciate all your help. It was so relaxing and we had an
amazing time. It was a great kick start to our new lives together.
Leah &
Adam Langston / 8/12/2007 / Mt. Pleasant, Arkansas / Breezes Runaway Bay,
Jamaica


DESTINATION WEDDING
Thank you so much for the one on one service I
received, I was extremely impressed with your dedication to customer service for
your business. I know why your company has been successful!

I look forward to hearing from your associate Katie and getting information
on a honeymoon for Will and I.

I hope that your business continues to flourish and I will tell friends about
the company!

Thank You Again ~
Melissa Barrow / Riu Ocho Rios


The trip went really well. Jessi and I got engaged on the trip and bought the
ring in Playa Del Carmen.

The service at the hotel was excellent. The food was great. I only had one
thing I didn’t like (seafood sandwich at the pool) but I just ordered something
else. We loved almost all their shows (hypothesis, classic rock on the beach,
Mexican night and Monday night football) the only show we really didn’t care for
was the Caribbean night show.

The pool area is a lot of fun. You can just float and relax or get involved
in many of the activities.

I would say I just liked the beach. I have been to better beaches. I have
also been to alot worse. I would say it is a little bit above average.

We did two adventure trips Tulum extreme and ATV/speed boat combo we both
enjoyed them very much and would tell people to take them if they go.

Kay did a great job getting everything set up we really appreciated her help.
I have used here in the past and will use here again in the future.

If you need to or want to know anything else just let me know.-
Chad &
Jessica Bixler / 8/25/2007 / Lees Summit, MO / Secrets Capri, Mayan Rivera,
Mexico


Hi Tammy & Heather,
We actually got home on the 10th of Sept. We had
an amazing time. We are talking about going back for our anniversary. The
service, accomodations, atmosphere and food were fantastic. Thank you for all
you did to help us plan our honeymoon. We will be using you again in the future
and have highly recommended you to our family and friends.

Sincerely,
Tracy & Russell Peebles / 9/3/2007 / Valrico, FL / El
Dorado, Royale Mexico


Hello Tammy,
First off thank you for paying the phone bill. Now that you
have explained that El Dorado dropped the ball I wish I would have complained
more over there. As it is, I had a difficult time when I arrived and instead of
being a happy day we were both pretty upset. During our check-in I offered our
Marriage Certificate to the employee who helped us but he told us to give it to
our personal Concierge. Once our bags were delivered and we went to speak with
him we discovered there was an issue with our honeymoon package. Pablo and Lisa
said that our travel agent did not book our package as a honeymoon so if we
wanted any of the extras that normally come in the package they would charge it
to the room. I told them that we paid for the honeymoon package and I brought my
certificate so I expected to get what I was told we would have. They refused to
even look at the certificate told me to calm down and suggested that I call my
agent but at my expense. They would not pay for the call because it was not
there error. Also, they said that the agency would have to mail them the
information they required. I told them that by the time they received the
package we would be gone and asked if ya’ll could fax them something instead.
They finally agreed and then said that we would have to wait until they received
the information to do anything. So when we went back the next day they told us
that ya’ll had proved the information necessary and that we could start booking
our activities for the next day because they needed a day in advance to make the
reservation. Although, it was nice to spend time there at the resort my husband
and I really wanted to book different activities and make the most of the week
instead we wasted a whole day and a half at the resort. I would like to
apologize to you Tammy and Elite Travel for my behavior on the phone. My anger
was directed at the wrong people. The resort assured us that it was our agencies
fault and that is why I called and complained. Thank you for showing me the link
and setting the issue right.

Thanks again,
Ramiro and Lorrie Sanchez / 9/16/07 / Corpus Christi, TX /
El Dorado, Royale, Mayan Riviera Mexico


DESTINATION WEDDING GUEST
We had a great time on our vacation to Breezes
Runaway, everything went smoothly with no surprises. Most of all the wedding was
beautiful! Thanks again
Conrad & Tamera Harvey / 9/21/2007 / Egg Harbor
City, NJ / Breezes Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Hi there. I was just going through my email and realized that I never
responded to this. Our honeymoon was great. The Tabacon resort was absolutely
wonderful and we will definitely be going back for an anniversary in the future.
I cannot say the same for Grand Papagayo. The electricity was off and on the
first day we were there. The resort employees were not that friendly. They left
us with no toilet paper one day. The food was not that great. Overall we had a
good time, but we would never recommend Grand Papagayo to anyone.

The shuttle service to and from the airport and in between resorts was also
fantastic.
LeeAnn & Brian Hinken / 4/23/2007 / Winter Park, FL / Costa
Rica Package


We had so much fun I cannot even begin to explain!! The ship was wonderful,
the locations we’re beautiful and we had a great time!

We have decided our next will be something warmer. Maybe Eastern Caribbean in
fall of next year. We loved Celebrity, but we are open to other ships as well.
We liked the luxury of the Celebrity line. I heard they have a new line called
Azamara I may be interested in checking out.
Seth & Alexis Kemp /
9/13/2007 / Tampa, FL / Celebrity Cruise, Constellation


Hey Ruth:
We apologize for the tardiness of this note. We wanted to
express our appreciation for suggesting The Royal Playa Del Carmen Resort to us.
We had a wonderful time. The resort was everything and then some. We had an
awesome time. The service was great; food was good; weather was great; the
accommodations were perfect; and we did everything we wanted to do. Once again,
thank you for your diligence in finding the perfect vacation for two people that
needed to get away from the crazy schedule of life. Sincerely,
Vince and
Nancy Tyler / 9/6/2007 / Germantown, TN / The Royal Playa Del Carmen, Mexico


Hi Judy,
The wedding and honeymoon were great. We loved the Paradisus
with the Royal Service (I would recommend the upgrade it was worth it) and the
Villa Blanca was really nice too (the rooms there were very quaint). The only
drawback with Villa Blanca is that they only had one restaurant and it was
pretty far from other things, so it was nice for a couple nights, but staying
there longer than that might be too much. The lost iguana was neat b/c of it
views of Arenal volcano, but the service wasn’t as good as the other two places.
Overall we had a great time! The only trouble we had was when we very frist
arrived, we met the gentleman from DCR and he gave us our paperwork and put us
on a shuttle, which we thought was to our hotel, but it took us to the car
rental company, we explained that we did not have a car rental until Friday, so
they took us back to the airport, but by the time we got back to the airport the
“real” shuttle for the hotel had already left and we were told would not be
returning so we took a taxi. Not a huge deal, the rest of the trip went very
smoothly.

Thank you so much for your help in choosing and booking our trip. I would
definately go through you again for future trips.
Erin and Jesse Burns /
9/10/2007 / Lowell, MA, Paradisius, Playa Conchal, Costa Rica


I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your honesty, as well as the wealth of
knowledge you’ve been able to provide. It’s no wonder so many people have had so
many great things to say about you and Elite. I’ll get back to you once I’ve
received those additional rates from you. Thanks, again!!!
Judd Farmer


Hey Judy,
Thank you so much for your email! Our wedding was incredibly
perfect. Believe it or not, everything went as planned and better. We were
stress free and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Our honeymoon as well was
fantastic! Thank you so much for everything that you did. We had no problems
whatsoever. Our planes were on time, the rental car was very convienient, the
Hyatt was incredible (the nicest we’ve ever seen), the island of Kauai was
heavenly. We took a day trip back over to Oahu and visited a friend that lives
there and she gave us a tour of Pearl Harbor and about half of the island. We
did a helicoptor tour through Jack Harter Helicoptors which was extremely fun,
very smooth, and educational. Another day we did the Kauai ATV tour which was
great too. The rest of the time we spent exploring the island and relaxing at
the Hyatt. We hope to do this exact same trip again in the near future. We have
told many people about our experience with you and Elite Travel and have
strongly suggested planning their vacations through you. Thanks again for
helping us have the greatest honeymoon that we could have ever dreamed of.

Sincerely,
Adam and Amanda Stevenson / 8/27/2007 / Starke, FL / Grand
Hyatt Resort & Spa Kauai, Hawaii


We had a great trip and all enjoyed ourselves. The only thing is, I had to
upgrade to the Royal Service. Even though I was “with” the group, I was not
allowed to use their pool, beach or the Gabi restaurant which was exclusive to
Royal Service only and by my upgrading it was more convenient.
Lee Ann
Thompson / 10/9/2007 / Deptford, NJ / Melia Caribe Tropical, Dominican
Republic


Tammy-
Where to begin? The Wedding was tremendous. The Couples Resort
could do no more for us. Every single guest in our party had only praise for the
event. And you top it off Beautifully! The flowers are gorgeous,

Thank you,
Leslie and Grayson Hodge
Hodge Miller Wedding / March 2007
/ Couples Ocho Rios / Raleigh, NC

Hi Katie-

Thank you very much for the email. My apologies for the delay in replying but
I’ve been very busy since returning from Mexico.

I had an excellent time. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was fun.
It was so nice to meet everyone and because there were only 30 or so guests then
I really did have a chance to meet them all!

The service that you set up for the flight and the transport to the resort
was great. Thanks so much for that! We had a little trouble tracking down our
personal concierge once we got to the resort. But Jen and I managed to figure
most things out on our own.

The resort was stunning! Our room was great and pretty close to the beach.
I’ll send some photos once I download them from my camera.

Thanks again for everything.

Cheers,

Catonia Whalen & Jennifer Kesseler / 6/8/07 / New York, NY / El Dorado,
Royale Wedding Cancun

Frank,

I had a wonderful time. I enjoyed it so much that I would love to move there.
It seems as if it was Paradise. I would love to move their. Matter of fact the
first thing I DID WHEN I GOT BACK IS LOOKED ON THE INTERNET TO SEE IF THE
COMPNAY I WORK FOR HAD ANY OPENINGS IN HAWAII. THEY DIDN’T, BUT I WILL KEEP
CHECKING.

WE TOOK 250 PHOTOS JUST TO GET HOME AND TRY TO DOWNLOAD THE PHOTOS AND THEY
WERE NOT THERE!!! WE PANICKED BECAUSE I DID NOT DELETE THEM NOR DID MY HUSBAND.
WE HAD TO TAKE THE SCANDISK TO BESTBUY’S GEEKSQUAD, PAY $60.00 FOR THEM TO SEND
IT TO ST.LOUIS AND THEY SAID IT WILL COST BETWEEN $260-$1600 TO RETRIEVE THE
DATA. IT IS GOING TO COST US TO RETRIEVE THE PICTURES.I AM WILLING TO PAY A
CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY BUT I CAN BUY TWO PLANE TICKETS FOR $1600.00 AND FLY
BACK AND TAKE THE PICTURES AGAIN. THOSE PICTURES ARE SENTIMENTAL AND WE REALLY
WANT THEM. THE GEEKSQAUD SAID THAT THIS IS MORE COMMON THAN USUAL THESE DAYS.
THEY SAID WHEN THE CAMERA GOES THROUGH XRAY IT USUALLY HAPPENS AND THAT THEY ARE
SEEING A LOT OF THESE SAME PROBLEMS WHEN PEOPLE COME BACK FROM VACATION. ALSO, I
HAD TO PAY $25.00 FOR AN OVERWEIGHT BAG ON THE WAY BACK THAT I DID NOT HAVE TO
PAY WHEN LEAVING MEMPHIS. WE LOVE HAWAII AND ARE PLANNING ON TAKING THE KIDS
NEXT XMAS. THE ONLY REASON WE CAN’T GO THIS XMAS IS BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE TO HAVE
ALL THE MONEY WITHIN 2 MONTHS TO MEET THE DEADLINE OF 60 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE.
WE ARE FOR SURE THAT WE ARE GOING NEXT YEAR SO I KNOW I WILL HAVE TO GET THIS
BOOKED THIS YEAR BECAUSE I WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR 5 PLANE TICKETS INCLUDING HOTEL
STAY. ALSO, WHEN WE GOT THEIR THEY UPGRADED OUR ROOM TO KING OCEANVIEW. THIS
VACATION BY FAR BEATS BAHAMAS AND JAMAICA!! THANKS.

Steven & Deborah Jones / 6/3/07 / Memphis, TN / Hawaiin Hilton Village,
Honolulu Hawaii

Heather,

We had a wonderful trip everything was perfect, thank you very
much

Jackie Neal / 06/07

Hi Judy,

The wedding was beautiful and the honeymoon was great. The resort was amazing
and very classy. I loved it and Marvin learned a lot. Ha Ha Ha. He has never
been in a place so elite. He loved it after he relaxed and enjoyed the
pampering. Now he wants it all the time. It helped him to see the thing I love
in life. Simple but elite. We thank you so very much and will book with you
again in the near future and will share with everybody we can your information
too. I am sending you separately a file of pictures of our wedding and
honeymoon.

Thanks again,

Marvin Rakestraw & Maeleen Wolfe / 5/20/07 / Oklahoma City, OK / Grand
Lido Negril, Jamaica

Hey Frank,

Joy and I had a fabulous time at the Bavaro Princess in the DR. The food was
outstanding, and the beach was great. We had a great time. It seemed like this
was a hot spot for European travelers but it was nice to be around a diverse
group of people. We had some trouble with American Airlines (baggage was lost
for a couple days) but that is not the first time I have experienced trouble
with the big airlines…You were a big help in putting this trip together, and
we really appreciate it.

Dennis and Joy Harris / 6/10/07 / Nashville, TN / Bavaro Princess Resort,
Punta Cana

Tammy,

Sorry for the delay in sending this. The last few weeks have been crazy with
non-fun work travel. In an nutshell, thanks to you and your team for
resurrecting what could have been a disaster. Trust me when I say that realizing
your passport is nowhere to be found on the night before leaving for St. Maarten
is no way to start your honeymoon! Luckily for us, you and your team were able
to put together a fantastic trip to St. John (no passport needed) on the fly,
and even were able to book low-cost flights at the last minute. I don’t know how
you pulled it off, but I am very thankful that you did.

We certainly will turn to Elite Travel in the future for our travel needs.
Thanks again for everything!

Jason and Sarah, Atlanta, GA / 6/07

Hi Kay,

How are things with you? how was your trip to greece? We had a WONDERFUL time
in Greece! everything went very smoothly (although we did miss our flight to
athens on the way there due to a late departure from JFK), but everything worked
out and we appreciate all of your help with planning it! I LOVED Santorini,
while Joe enjoyed Athens more! The whole trip was incredible! I will definitely
send you some pictures once I upload them onto my computer, we’ve been moving
into our first apartment together, so we haven’t even had the chance to look at
our pictures yet! Our wedding went perfectly, I will send you some pictures of
that as well, and we will have to plan and come and see you in tarpon springs
soon. Joe really wants to meet you and was very impressed with how well things
went because of you! we will be sure to suggest you to our friends and family,
and use you again in the future! 🙂 good hearing from you and i will get in
contact with you again once we are moved in and settled that way i can spend
some time talking with you! Thanks again for everything!!!

Joe and Serina Raiker / 6/3/07 / Debary, FL / Athens & Santorini
Greece

Hi Kay:

Well we are starting to get some photos from friends so once we have some
jpgs we would be happy to send them over to you. The wedding was a perfect day
and went great!

The honeymoon was great overall. We loved Homeric Poems and want to go stay
there again someday for an anniversary. Their service was great and I just loved
the view from our room and the breakfast was excellent!!!

The Spillotica was not as nice since our room was right under the Pool/Bar
that basically was a restaurant so we could hear people walking above us at all
hours and they had music blasting all the time that was very loud and not
relaxing. We had to tell them to lower it down at 10:00 PM at night since we
could hear it very loudly in our bedroom! The room also smelled of new paint and
mildew everywhere. It needs to air out for a few days. The bathroom also had a
mildew problem on the ceiling and water kept coming out of the shower. The pool
also was too small since you could not really swim in it. The view there was
very nice and breakfast was good. The folks that worked there were very
friendly.

The St. George in Athens was just a fabulous hotel! The service was extremely
good, breakfast was excellent and the room was just so modern and nice. The
staff was very helpful at all times. We loved their pool!! The tour we took was
very good and we had a problem since they called and had no record of it but we
called Kay and she took care of it. I would stay there again. The car service
was great and arrived on time.

Thanks for everything!!

Vivian and Bill Nuckols / 6/10/07 / Campbell, CA / Athens & Santorini,
Greece

Hi Kay,

The wedding and honeymoon were wonderful! Thank you so much for the
recommendation on the Eldorado Royale resort. We truly enjoyed every bit of it.
We enjoyed it so much that we decided to enroll in the Exotic Travel Club and
plan on returning to the Eldorado Royale for our 1-yr anniversary. The resort
was beautiful and the food was to die for. Never could have chosen a better
resort, and we thank you so much for the recommendation for us to enjoy our
honeymoon there. I have posted pictures to my personal website underneath the
Honeymoon 2007 album. Here is the link:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Brad.Ruzicka/BradAshHoneymoon2007

Thanks again for all your help!

Best regards (& happily satisfied),

Brad & Ashleigh Ruzicka / 6/18/07 / McKinney, TX / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Hi Tammy,

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are at the Royal in Cancun and it is
absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! I’m actually on my computer right now looking at the
ocean which is the coolest thing ever. The staff has been A+++++ and the food is
to die for. (we had surf and turf last night that was mouth watering) I can’t
thank you and your staff enough for everything you’ve done. The transition from
airplane to hotel was flawless and all systems are smooth.

I do have one question though…. what is the “Honeymoon Bonus” consist of?
We’ve gotten the room upgrade and I guess a $25 resort credit, but when we met
with the Romance Coordinator she didn’t know anything about an extra bonus.
We’ve brought our marriage certificate and I thought were supposed to receive
something extra – I thought I might have imagined something but just looked over
the invoice and Honeymoon Bonus was on there. Any help in explanation is much
appreciated!

Hope all is well in Florida and thanks again!!!!!

Mike & Lea Reynolds / 7/9/07 / Orlando, FL / Real Royal Cancun,
Mexico

Hi Judy,

Maui was fantastic! Weather was great, got nice tans, just a little mist a
couple days. The Outrigger Royal Kahana is a great place to stay. Our condo was
wonderful! The view was fantastic, Room 408. Spent a lot of time on the lenai
just watching people walking on the beach and the marvelous sunsets.

Very clean, nice pool and grounds and even good elevator service. Couldn’t
have been better except longer. We never got our lei greetings which would have
been nice but I hope you can refund Sherryl’s money. We did the Road to Hana and
sunset cruise and drove to a few beaches. We have a lot of great memories. Thank
you for your super help in letting us have these memories.

Sincerely,

Christine and Wally Komarnicki / 6/12/07 / Chicago, IL / Outrigger Maui,
Hawaii

Hello Katie!

Our Honeymoon was absolutely fantastic! I actually have all kinds of pictures
that are on my myspace page… hopefully that is okay because I tried to attach
them on here and it was taking forever! my myspace is (security reasons cannot
post) enter in my email and you will find me right away! hope you enjoy!! Thank
you!

Nathan & Mindie Fish / 7/1/07 / Raymond, OH / Couples Ocho Rios,
Jamaica

Good afternoon Janine,

I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you again for helping with
our honeymoon / vacation plans. Our trip to Disney Worlds was wonderful.

Richard & Tracey Crosby / 7/8/07 / Lawrenceville, GA / Disney All Star
Resort

FABULOUS Tammy!!! I am not yet home so I will send you a detailed email with
my experience but Cotton Bay is gorgeous, the food delicious, the staff and
management are wonderful, and the accommodations to die for!! We got a
complimentary upgrade to the Chateau Mango Villa. It was right on the beach and
there aren’t enough words to describe it. I didn’t want to come home at
all!!!!!!!

My main laptop is down where I would normally upload my pictures. I hope to
have it up and running before your trip to Cotton Bay so that I can send you
pics of what you are about to experience. 🙂

Paulette Brown and Family / 7/18/07 / Upper Marlboro, MD / Cotton Bay, St.
Lucia

Hi!

Our trip overall was FANTASTIC!! We love that area of Mexico. The grounds of
the resort were beautiful (minus the sandbags) and impeccable. The crew there is
amazing — everyone from the lawn caretakers to the waitstaff to the bellman —
everyone. Service was perfect. We stayed in a Casita in the 27 bldg. Although
the casita suites are unique and charming, we were very disappointed with the
bathrooms. Ours was very outdated and seemed to have a layer of grime. The
entire suite was adorned with this beautiful marble except for the bathtub area.
Water collected where it shouldn’t on the side panel of the tub and the shower
curtain had holes in it.

My husband thought that the food was mediocre during lunch and breakfast. I
thought drinks served in small plastic and Styrofoam cups was more like
something one would find at a 2 or 3 star resort.

Either way, we had a great time and didn’t let an outdated bathroom detract
from our amazing honeymoon. We really appreciated how hard the staff worked to
make sure everyone was happy. I also really like the “natural” feel to the whole
resort. We drove into the Iberostar resort complex and were appalled. Oh! And,
all the pools to choose from was heavenly!! Overall, we had an amazing time and
I didn’t want to come home, but I would check out other 4-5 star resorts before
going back to El Dorado.

A huge thanks to you guys for making all of our travel arrangements. Tammy
was such a pleasure to work with and I’d definately call her again in the
future. We really needed that extra help given all the chaos around our wedding
time.

Thank you,

Todd and Alicia Duffy / 7/2/07 / Madison, WI / El Dorado Royal, Mexico

Hi Tammy,

We got back last night from jamaica and I can not tell you how much we LOVED
IT. My husband and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. I can not explain to you how much we
loved it. I loved the room with the plunge pool, loved it. All the activities,
loved it. All the tours, loved it. EVERYTHING, LOVED IT. I liked how you sent
everything that we needed plus a bag to carry our passports in and tickets.
Everything was so organized and easy to handle. I will definitely contact you
again on our next trips. We already have ideas of where we want to go but it
won’t be until next year July. I will also refer you to everyone I know that is
planning on traveling. Thank you very much for everything and making it easy for
us. We will be in contact. Thanks again Tammy. Let me know if you need anything
else. Thanks,

Katherine Marquez and Francisco Delgado / 7/30/07 / Sun Valley, CA / Breezes
Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Tammy/Heather,

Thank you for the follow up e mail and believe Leslie and I can say we were
amazed at the quality of service offered at the El Dorado. This resort should
truly begin consulting with companies that are heavily involved with customer
service related items. We were impressed from our arrival and departure. I’ve
listed of a few other items you might want to pass on to others and the resort
if possible. Thank you again and look forward to working y’all in the future.

Tammy – I know we had exchanged a few items on employee rewards – can you e
mail me more information that I can pass on to our new Office Leaders in the
State. Thank you in advance.

Excursion to Tulum – was great but would suggest detailing the heat is
intense and an umbrella/hat should be utilized

Reservations – no longer needed at the restaurants

Excursions/Bus Trip – I know these will likely vary but we were the first
couple picked up at 7:45 am and did not know we would stop at the various other
resorts. We were the last to be dropped off after our trip to Playa (thus picked
up at 6pm from Playa and dropped off at 7:30pm) – might be good to pass on the
bus ride might be an hour to two hours due to the stops at other resorts.

RAZ

Richard & Leslie Zientek / 7/29/07 / Houston, TX / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Katie,

Sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you. We have been so busy
every since we got back from the honeymoon. Our wedding was absolutely wonderful
and the honeymoon was amazing. We loved the resort! It was everything that we
were looking for. It was small, romantic and peaceful. You could be as involved
in things as you wanted to be or not at all if you choose so. The staff was
great. We never had to wait long for anything and they were always so helpful.
Of course we had our favorites but who does not. We loved that the resort was
small. We were not really looking for something where there were going to be
tons of people. Also, it never mattered what time we made it out to the beach
there were always lounge chairs (a big plus). It did rain practically everyday
around 11:30 but that did not stop us from falling in love with Jamaica. We
cannot wait to go back to such a wonderful place. Thank you so much for telling
us about this resort.

Jessica and Jayson Brown / 5/28/07 / Dunedin, FL / Couples Sans Souci,
Jamaica

Hey Kay,

Here are our pictures from Tikaye Village. Sorry it took so long we’ve been
so busy. Feel free to share with the couple going. We totally adored St. Lucia
and want to return at least once every five years. We had an amazing experience.
The staff were amazing and remembered our names after day one. The tours were
also great! The only downside was the unpaved, bumpy road getting to the hotel
otherwise the eperience was out of this world! Thanks for all your help

Idia & Rashad Thurston / 4/12/07 / Tampa, FL / TiKaye Village, St.
Lucia

Dear Pauline,

Nicci & I just wanted to say Thank You so much for the picture frame, it
was very thoughtful of you! We also wanted to say thanks for the recommendation
of “Couples Sans Souci” for the Honeymoon! It was absolutely perfect!

Justin & Nicci Fisher /

Judy,

I just wanted to thank you for all your help in making our Wedding and
Honeymoon absolutely amazing. We had a wonderful time and the wedding was just
what I had dreamed of. Sophia at Grand Lido went above and beyond to make the
day perfect for me.

We will be contacting you for our return trip either next year or the year
after. We loved it! Are there other all inclusives you would recommend in
Jamaica? We loved Grand Lido and it was perfect for a honeymoon but we were
thinking of something a little more livlier for a vacation. Let me know your
thoughts when you have time. No rush. Thanks Again!!!

I attached one of our photos so you can see how perfect our wedding day was.
You made the trip what we both dreamed it should be.

Jennifer & Edward Walsh / 6/7/07 / Orlando, FL / Grand Lido Negril,
Jamaica

Wow, I don’t even know where to start, well I’ll start first by saying Thank
you soooo much!, The Hamilton Family wants to express how lucky we are to have
met you. Club Med was wonderful. Oh My the food was excellent, we really enjoyed
ourselves. The rooms were very spacious and clean. Everything was perfect!
Thanks to you!

The Hamilton Family / 5/7/07 / Clearwater, FL / Club Med, Florida

Dear Kay:

The wedding went great. It was just exactly what we wanted! Our honeymoon was
great too. We appreciate all the help you gave us. Our flights went good we
didn’t have any trouble getting our boarding passes or our ride to the resort.
The resort was beautiful. We went snorkling, went on the glass bottom boat ride,
and then we just layed in the hamock and relaxed. The people were all very nice
and helpful. The food was tremendous. I think we gained a few pounds:)

The only problem we had was when we came back to the United States they told
me I had to have a verification letter for my passport application. But that
took maybe 5 minutes so it wasn’t a big deal.

We really do appreciate all your help. It was so relaxing and we had an
amazing time. It was a great kick start to our new lives together.

Leah & Adam Langston / 8/12/07 / Mt Pleasant, Arkansas / Breezes Runaway
Bay, Jamaica

Dear Frank,

Well, we are finally home after a long 4 hour drive from Ft. Lauderdale!

Our cruise on the Enchantment was excellent. We arrived at Park-n-Fly around
12:30pm and were promptly taken to port. HIGHLY recommend them! We have never
parked at the terminal before but once arrive (and upon departing) we both
agreed that it seemed A LOT easier and less stressful to park at Park-n-Fly. We
called when we arrived back in port and the shuttle was there within 5
minutes.

Boarding the ship was easy and having a passport and our Set Sail papers
already printed made it even easier. We checked in, got our SeaPass cards and
were herded to the area for picture taking, which we declined. We were on board
(and overwhelmed!) by 1:00pm

Having done some research on the Enchantment and Royal Caribbean in general
we already had a few “must do first” things. First we made reservations for
Chops Grille and were happy we got an early seating so that we could watch the
sunset during dinner. Then we were off to get the soda package. Of course a
“welcome” table with freshly made frozen cocktails was waiting close by and we
had our first experience at sticker shock for beverages….8.95 each, not
including tax and tip!

We then headed to the dining room to check on the placement of our seating
assignment. Wow, were we surprise when we found out we were right next to the
Captains table! We were also happy that it was a only a table for four.

Next we were off to go see our room. We are VERY happy that we moved from
deck 4 to deck 8. It ended up being very easy to get to everything, especially
the pool deck, which is where we were most of the time! I had ordered the Happy
Anniversary room decoration package it was all set up in the room and looked
very nice. We were disappointed to see we had a letter stating that our
excursion in Belize had been canceled.

We ordered a “gift basket” from Just Because of You by Shelley. While we were
in our room, the basket was delivered (around 2:30pm) and worth every penny!
Another, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED vendor for your customers! We ordered a 750ml bottle
of Grey Goose Vodka and 18pk of Smirnoff Ice. It came in a Styrofoam cooler and
wrapped in Happy Anniversary cello with a card, for 103.00 (pocket change
compared to what the ship was charging!)

Next we headed to the Windjammer cafe for lunch…….WONDERFUL!! Then we
headed to the Explorations desk to book another excursion.

Muster drill at 4:30 and our luggage was at our door when we got back. We
prepared our formal wear to be sent to laundry to be pressed. We quickly changed
into our swimsuits and headed to the pool deck for the departure.

It was windy and we had rough seas. Thankfully neither one of us was bothered
by the “motion of the ocean” cause man was it a rockin’ It was rather funny to
see the “waves” in the pool!!!

We picked the late dinner and again, very happy with that choice. Our waiter
was EXCELLENT and very entertaining! We never missed a night in the dinner room,
even when we had an early dinner at Chops on Friday!!!

Our room attendant was nice, a little to reserved for our taste, but the
service was great. She kept our cooler full of ice too.

Key West was a nice port. Even though we live in Florida, we had never been
there before. We rented a scooter and had a blast cruising the island.

This was also formal night and the Captains Reception. The Captain gave a
little hint about a new RCCL ship coming in 2009 or so that is going to be
220,000 TONS! I can NOT fathom the idea of a ship that huge.

Apparently, during this time a passenger become greatly ill (possible stroke)
and we turned around and headed back to Key West while the Coast Guard
helicopter headed towards us (all in keeping with the “drama” of our first
cruise, right)

We were at full speed, 22 knots. The Captain was up and gone several times
during dinner. No one knew what was going on, unless of course you happened to
be on deck 9, 10 or 11 during any of it.

2 hours later we met the Coast Guard and 30minutes later we were turned back
around and headed towards Cozumel.

We watched the Broadway Production show and was somewhat disappointed. The
singers and dancers were wonderful but the songs were not popular choices and
therefore lacked audience participation. It was so lack luster that I can only
recall one song and it was from Chicago.

This medical emergency our arrival into Cozumel and we were in port at 2:00pm
instead of 10:00am, canceling yet another excursion! Although we knew what had
happened. I found it rather odd that there was no announcement of anything until
around 8:00am that morning.

We grabbed a taxi (that was FUN!) with two girls and headed to Paradise
Beach. It was nice. Nothing over the top but nice. We did some snorkeling and
seen some fish and HUGE conch shells, of course we couldn’t keep them! We left
at 5:30pm and did some QUICK shopping at the pier and were back on board by
6:30.

Dinner was nice with Italian night and singing. Then we went to The Quest and
laughed entirely to much! Then on to win around 100.00 at slot machines!!

Belize was amazing. We tendered here. Our excursion picked us up at the ship
which was a nice surprise. We went to the Barrier Reef to snorkel for about an
hour and then headed to a private little island beach called Banister Island.
Spent about 1 1/2 hours there before heading back to the ship.

Then we caught the tender to the pier and did some shopping and eating. We
headed back to the ship around 3:30pm Dave went back to the room to take a nap
and I headed to the pool deck to read my book and ended up taking nap as
well.

Dinner again was excellent and had singing and dancing. Our waiter really was
awesome and the most entertaining out of all of them!

The Love and Marriage game was next and I thought I laughed at The
Quest….this was just to die for and NOT to be missed by anyone! It really was
so much fun!

Next was on to lose about 40.00 at slot machines!!!

Then to the Gala Midnight Buffet….what a feast and ooohhh soooo
pretty!!

Friday was our day at Sea and again, had a wonderful day. We were so thrilled
with this cruise that we went ahead and booked a “nextcruise”. (More on that to
follow)

We started packing around 4:00pm

Dinner was at Chops Grille at 6:00pm. Another not to be missed event and
worth every penny of the 20.00/pp surcharge. We had crab cakes and onion soup
for starters, 10oz filet mignon with sauted mushrooms and REAL whipped potatoes
along with Mississippi Mud pie for desert (which we took to our room instead of
eating right away!)

Following dinner we did go to the dining room for our normal seating. We had
such a great time with our table mates and waiter that we didn’t want to miss
the last night. Plus who could turn down LOBSTER! We passed on starters and
salads, obvisoulsy stuffed from Chops dinner, and just had the lobster tail. We
went back to our room to finish packing and set our luggage in the hall.

We wrapped the night up with losing 40.00 again at the slots and then heading
to the Viking Crown to watch the HIGHLY intoxicated younger crowd dance! It was
an entertaining as the shows!!

Saturday morning, I have never seen so many depressed people in my life! No
one wanted to go home. Disembarkation was rather smooth. We were off the ship,
collected our luggage and was back at our car by 10:30am.

I don’t think we were in bed before 1:00am on any night during the cruise. We
only slept in til 9:30 on our Cozumel day, but only because we already knew we
were going to be late coming into port.

So we have returned to our “normal” everyday life. We are very much going to
plan another cruise and pray that the drama that followed this one, follows
someone else next time!!!

Thanks again so much Frank!

Holli and David Tencza / 5/7/07 / Ocala, FL / RCCL Enchantment of the
Seas

Dear Kay,

A lot of these pictures are of the surrounding landscapes and sea, but that
was the beatiful part… We had a nice time and I would highly recommend to
anyone that is interested in a great vacation. Have a Great Day!

Carmen Bigelow / 4/26/07 / Franklin, TN / Dreams Los Cabos ( Photos under
gallery on this site)

Frank,

Dennis and I along with the 4 kids all enjoyed Couples Negril very much. I
know you know how much Matthew and Beth enjoy it since this is their 4th trip
and Shane and Melissa’s 2nd trip. Needless to say this will not be mine and
Dennis’ only trip, we have already been talking about going back next year.
Everything was wonderful at the resort, we could not have asked for more
enjoyable people, the employees bend over back wards to make sure that you have
anything and everything you want. We made friends with several members of the
staff, and of course a lot of them already knew Matthew and Beth and we were
introduced to them also.

The only problem we had could not be helped and that was a thunderstorm in
Atlanta that prevented us from landing when we were supposed to, instead we
circled several times and then had to be diverted to Jacksonville to re-fuel.
But as we all know you don’t mess with Mother Nature and we really needed the
rain. But we all got home safe and sound and that is the most important thing. I
will probably be emailing you to find out about the deals for next year. I
believe Matthew and Beth said the sooner we signed up the better deal we might
get.Talk to you soon. Thanks

Debbie & Dennis Forrister/ 5/5/07 / Cedartown, GA / Couples Negril

As far as suggestions go, I would recommend that when you have someone that
is staying at more than one resort as we did, send that printed book for both
resorts. We made great use of the zipper bag and the booklet you sent for Sans
Souci and would have liked a booklet like that for Negril. We had a great time
at both resorts. The change over at the airport though stunk. We were
essentially dropped off on the curb at the airport but we were not allowed back
in because of security. We were told 10 minutes, and ended up waiting closer to
45 minutes. It was ridiculous and frustrating. We put this on the survey for
Negril. We ended up losing half of a day in travel going from San Souci to the
airport (2 hours), waiting at the airport (45 minutes), traveling to Negril (1 ½
hours). They really need a shuttle or cab that will take you cross island.

I would like to see if you have any type of program where I can get some free
tickets if I book a large group. Let me know.

Thomas & Carmen Birkhead / 5/1/07 / Melbourne, FL / Couples Sans
Souci

Hi Kay,

We had a wonderful time. The weather was gorgeous and the ports were
interesting and exotic. I’ve been on several Caribbean cruises but this was my
first in Europe. Traveling with Europeans is definitely a different experience.
Fewer lines at the buffet, for example! The ship was lovely and staff very
friendly.

Thanks for the t-shirts, but honestly, the photo of the couple and the sunset
was too cheesy for my taste – especially traveling with my sister. Might I
suggest a more generic print and perhaps a large tank that one could use as a
pool-side cover-up instead?

Thanks so much,

Carol Petrov / 5/26/07 / Silver Springs, MD / RCCL, Splendour of the Seas

Katie,

The El Dorado Royale was absolutely wonderful….our rooms were great and the
service fantastic! Food delicious!!! Except for a few problems with the wedding
coordinators, which we were told are not part of the El Dorado but with LoMas
Travel, our stay here could not have been better. and Tanya’s wedding was
perfect – the El Dorado staff did a wonderful job.

One suggestion….let travlers know to go directly to Amex or Travel
Impressions outside (airport) and not get sucked into the onslaught of vendors
as you are looking for your transport.

Thank you

Alana Daggett / 6/5/07/ Poughkeepsie, NY / El Dorado Royale, Mexico

Hi Katie-

We had no issues with the flights, transfers or room. There were no mix ups
or conflicts between what we paid for and what we received. What I expected to
get, we got. There wasn’t any misrepresentation. So…I feel Elite Travel did
everything I would expect from a travel agent (except one thing, which I will
mention last).

The El Dorado wasn’t everything I would have liked. They were not very
accommodating on minor issues…but over 5 days, those issues build up. It took
30 minutes to check in because the front desk kept answering the phone. The only
sports bar on site wouldn’t change the channel for the guys who wanted to watch
the NBA finals so they had to go back to the room. They overcharged us in the
gift shop and they said the item was marked wrong…and charged us the higher
price. I told the concierge but didn’t even get an apology…let alone anything
else. The golf carts that are needed to take you to and from your hotel room
don’t have their own path. They practically run you over. Being 18 weeks
pregnant…this was not appreciated. There is no shopping or shuttle to shopping
offered by the hotel. The only shuttle there is runs once a day…at 6pm! So,
you have to take a taxi into Playa de Carmen. The beach was very small and the
only water activities offered were ones you would have to pay for. All the
floors are marble…even in the hotel rooms, so you had to lay your towels down
not to slip. Again, being pregnant…this was awful. Our next door neighbor
slipped and fell…and the hotel charged THEM for the repairs!

And I think the worse thing was the dinner reservations. No one tells you to
make ALL your dinner reservations in advance. I wish we were told this by Elite.
You need reservations to eat at all but 3 of the restuarants. So…guess which
ones we HAD to eat at? It was horrible. Even 24 hrs notice wasn’t enough to get
a time.

We had a good time because we were with friends, but I would not recommend
this place to anyone who has resort expectations. It was more like a rude cruise
ship; Stuck with what they have to offer, and not polite when there’s an issue.
I also wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who wants to leave the grounds. I would
recommend staying closer to town.

Laurie & Gerardo Leal / 6/6/07 / Chesterfield, VA / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Katie,

It was a little hot and humid, but the resort was wonderful. Tanya had some
interesting experiences with the wedding planner, but the wedding was beautiful.
The minister they had spoke perfect English and was absolutely wonderful. She
did not have to read anything, but said everything directly to Clay and Tanya.
It was so romantic and moving. The beach site was wonderful. Some of the other
beach locations were less than ideal because of the large sand bags offshore to
prevent beach erosion. The food at the reception was fabulous and more than we
anticipated. The waiters were attentive and entertaining. We did have to do some
work for the table decorations. Tanya’s mom and I went to Playa shopping and had
a great time to get table decorations which were going to be exorbitant in price
($80 per table!). Tanya also asked for a stick to hit the piñata, but they
refused. She got so mad (this was the day of the wedding and you should not mess
with a nervous bride) that she went out and ripped up a stake holding some
landscaping for the piñata stick!!!

The only travel problem I think anyone had was with Nathan and Elisha. They
traveled on Spirit air lines who lost their luggage. It was delivered on Friday
(they arrived on Thursday). They were just a little nervous. The flights for
everyone else seemed to be great.

We were booked for an oceanfront room, but something was amiss and they
offered us a bottom room with the lazy river right outside the back of the room
which we absolutely loved. The rooms were all fabulous, clean, spacious, and
well appointed. There was enough hot water for a wonderful bath or shower. Some
people complained that we were not all together in one area. Some complained
that we were on the opposite end of the resort from Clay and Tanya, but I loved
the separation from the louder areas.

The food at the restaurants was always great. We had the rehearsal dinner at
Cocatel, which was a bit noisy, but we wanted AC (and needed it). The service at
Cocatel was “European” and slow, but the food was good. Fuentes had a great
breakfast spread. We loved the custom made omelets. However, it is important to
make reservations early. Most of us could not get reservations at a lot of the
restaurants requiring them. We used the gym which was adequate for us and air
conditioned (thank goodness). We didn’t use the spa this time so I can’t comment
on that.

I do want to comment about tipping. When we have been at other all inclusive
resorts, we were told to NOT TIP. However, tipping was allowed and encouraged
there. I wish we had know that and come prepared with smaller bills. It made
things a little more expensive.

Playa del Carmen is a great little town. We loved it. The resort only offered
shuttle service at 6 pm which filled up quickly. A group of us rented a van for
$60 round trip to go to Playa because the shuttle was full. The restaurants at
Playa were a little pricey, not air conditioned, but the food we had there was
absolutely wonderful.

Overall, Joe and I would love to go back some day and stay in the Casitas.
They were really nice.

Joseph & Barbara White / 6/5/07 / Lake Charles, LA / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Katie,

the trip was fantastic because we were traveling with wonderful people. I
also thought the facilities were remarkable. I must admit though that the
service was lacking. The staff just wasn’t very accomodating on
certain
things – such as getting enough water in the rooms, or even at the restaurants
for that matter. They refused to let groups push tables together and if we had a
group of 5 and a table only had 4 chairs, it was a down-right argument to pull
up an additional chair. Although the food quality at most restaurants was good,
the food service was extremely slow and on occasion a waiter would make a snide
comment in Spanish – not knowing that part of our group spoke the language.

Again, it wasn’t enough to dampen the mood of the weekend, but if you are
recommending the El Dorado as a top-of-the-line resort, you might rethink it –
particularly for a wedding. I hope Tanya tells you the horror stories of dealing
with them and their wedding coordinators, but if she doesn’t please know that
they were relentlessly unaccomodating. I think Tanya still had a good time, but
that place should never be recommended to another potential bride. Every small
request she made was met with a “no” before the question was hardly finished –
and no alternative options were ever offered. I am truly surpised that Tanya
kept it together since they were clearly not interested in making the process
easy or fun, as it should have been.

Alright, that’s enough from me. I hope you get accurate feedback from the
others as well so that you know more about that place. Again, I loved the
facilities and grounds, but the service was truly something to be desired.

Thanks!

Jill Cantrell / 6/7/07 / Dallas, TX / El Dorado Royale, Mexico

Hi Kay,

My trip was the most exciting thing I have ever done. I had so much fun and
also relax, something that was well over due.

Hotel was great! Everybody was wonderful and friendly. I felt at home at all
times. Thanks for all your help, you are a great travel agent. We plan on do
other travels and our plan is to us you.

Thanks again for everything you done for us, you are greatly appreciated.

Michelle Davis / 5/29/07 / Cherokee Village, AR / Riu Paradise Island,
Bahamas

Kay,

The trip was fantastic! We had an amazing time and everything went smoothly.
Thank you so much for your help.

Annie & David Bennett / 5/26/07 / Alexandria, VA / RCCL Splendour of the
Seas Europe

I wanted to thank you and the entire reunion committee again for putting
together a fabulous 40th reunion for all the students of Ribault Class of 1967
to remember.

Everyone did a wonderful job in the  planning and coordinating of the
activities for the entire weekend and I know it will be a memorable for all
attendees.  A lot of hard work from all the committee members reflected on
the outstanding performance of the event.

Once again, thank you.

Take care,

Renee Sallah Smith

Just in case you don’t see the message on the guest book, what a great
weekend! Please tell all of the committee members that they put together an
awesome reunion!  I just can’t tell you how good it was to see everyone. I
had to leave for a few hours on Saturday for my brother’s birthday.( the nerve
to plan a party on the same day). I couldn’t wait to get back up there and just
made it for the picture!
I’m looking forward to the 60th birthday party I
heard some talking about. Take care of yourself and thanks again!

Sincerely Gary R. Coulliette

Hi Tammy,

My apologies for the delay in responding. We’ve both been busy trying to
catch up with all that we missed at work while on the honeymoon. To answer your
question, we had a great time. More important, the assistance you and your team
provided in helping us re-schedule everything at the last minute due to my lost
passport was exceptional. I’m not exaggerating when I say that you saved the
day!

If there is a testimonial section of the website or in your marketing
materials let me know and I would be happy to include my thoughts.

Thanks again, Jason Cuevas / 5/15/07 / Atlanta, GA / Westin, St. John

Tammy,

It was excellent! The staff was so friendly and helpful with everything. It
was a easy transfer from the airport to the resort which I was worried about.
Back to the airport was even faster. I would recommend all my friends. It
planned very well on Elite Travel’s part. Hiram and I were happy with
everything.

Jennifer Thibodeaux / 6/1/07 / Katy, TX / Breezes Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Dear Judy,

Thanks for the welcome letter Our wedding and reception went perfectly and
our honeymoon was FABULOUS!!!
Thanks so much for all your hard work and
great resort reccomendations. Everyone at the El Dorado was great and made us
feel so special and welcome, we are sorry we had to leave. The food was
excellent, the staff was great and we met alot of great people.

Thanks again,

Sherryl and David Reiss / 5/28/07 / Chicago, IL / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Frank-

Thanks for the champagne that was very nice of you. We were moved to the 10th
floor after the first night so everything worked out well.

After looking Clearwater area we think your advice on the Marriott was the
best. Thanks for the wonderful first anniversary.

Gaidi & Julie Hartage / 5/26/07 / Farmington, CT / Marriott Sand Key,
FL

Hi Judy

The wedding was great, the honeymoon was fantastic but not long enough.
Couples we loved it, the location was the best. The first two days we had room
issues but they took care of them and things were great from then on. We will go
back.

P.S. Elite’s Level of service was top notch, at the airport and at hotel
check in everything went very smooth. There were no problems not a one. we will
use Elite for our next trip.

Tyrone & Alisa Neal / 5/7/07 / West Palm Beach, FL / Couples Ocho Rios,
Jamaica

Frank,

Sorry it has taken so long to get the review to you. We have been busy
booking our return trip in December!

The resort is absolutly fabulous. It is just what we expected it to be. The
staff is so nice and eager to help with any problem that might arise. When we
got to the resort, our room wasn’t ready so we had to wait around for about 2
hours. They were very accomodating. The food is wonderful. I am trying to think
of something to complain about and the only thing I can think of is we miss the
free repeater massages. I know we have the couples rewards, but we miss the
massage and t-shirts. It was a nice gift.

When we go back we will use our rewards points from this previous trip but it
isn’t enough for two massages. Couples is our heaven-on-earth and will always be
our “spot.” Thank you for introducing CN to us.

Matthew & Catherine Forrister / 6/1/07 / Kennesaw, GA / Couples Negril,
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

We had a great time. The weather didn’t always cooperate, but hey, what are
you going to do ? (Smile) As for the transfers, I only remember that we had to
make it back to the airport on our own after the trip was over May 7th. Not
arriving into Greece. The cover letter that I had from Central Holidays, marked
ATHENS said that we would be greeted by a representative from Tour Greece
holding a sign that reads CENTRAL HOLIDAYS. This was on our Athens information
and instructions page. After a little over an hour of waiting,and making phone
calls, two tired not so happy campers just got a cab to the Hotel. Thanasis from
Tour Greece came over that evening to talk with us and didn’t understand why we
had this cover letter in our package that said what it did, and no documentation
in the office to pick us up. I guess we were not suppose to have that paper
saying that we would be greeted,or someone just did not put it in the computer.
I’m pretty sure that was the arragement. I only remember the air transfer from
Crete being too expensive and we waited for that to come down in price.
Regardless, we survived it.

Santorini was WONDERFUL! We both want to go back. Dana Villas was FANTASTIC!
Recommend HIGHLY, but make sure people don’t have leg and hip problems. There
are A LOT fo steps to climb down and up again to go anywhere. Mykonos was OK,
and K Hotels I would NOT recommend to anyone. The beds were awful and the
reception staff I found unfriendly and useless when it came to getting
information.

Crete was a lot of fun. The Hotel He—- was OK. I would NOT recommend or go
back to that one either. As for the food in the restaurant, I wish we would of
passed. There were better restaurants and verities of food on the main street.
Actually, we found a few on the beach that were better. (Think twice about
pushing their meal package) If you’re American, it is money wasted. The food was
bland and boring. We also notice there were a lot of Families from
England,Germany and maybe even Australia there. It was like being on a cruise
ship that didn’t move without the casino and shows.

Athens was fun and interesting. I was amazed with all the scooters and how
FAST they weave in and out of
traffic, (Scary) but, fun. Actually the cars
are not that much different. Tail gating is an ART there. (LOL) The night before
we were heading out of Greece, there was some sort of tournament and whoever won
it,
there was havoc in the streets. Horns blowing,people yelling, fireworks
(Which I did not see or know at the
time) just a lot of BOOMS. I was relieved
to find out that it was sports related because the second day we
were in
Athens there was a car bomb that went off and it had something to do with
students protesting. We
could see the smoke from our balcony at the Polis
Grand. It was not that far away, Maybe four or five
blocks away.

The Polis Grand was a pretty cool Hotel. Very clean and comfortable. I would
HIGHLY recommend it. Great
location. Just don’t send someone there that is
too stuck up. The prostitutes wouldn’t fly very well
being just two doors
down. (LOL) Seriously! (LOL) I need to get going Kay. Once we have everything
downloaded onto the computer, I will send it to you (pictures) Have a safe and
FUN trip back to Greece
when you go. Let me hear from you when you get
back.

Michael & Beverly Seeback / 4/25/07 / Albuquerque, NM / Greece
Package

Katie: ( DESTINATION WEDDING)

We had the most amazing time and the wedding was unbelievable and
unforgettable. Thank you so much for all your efforts and arrangements you made
with the hotel and with my guests. I think we inspired alot more destination
weddings and I will get your name out to people. You have made my wedding
planning and trip just carefree and enjoyable and it was much appreciated.

Kathy & Tito Marrero / 2/13/07 / Vernon, NJ / Iberostar Paraiso Del
Mar

Hey Katie,
Thank you so much for hooking us up with that wonderful
vacation. It was really really beautiful our room was great, we only had one
minor issue, we had no hot water for 3 days and could not use the outside
Jacuzzi for 2 days, but they took care of it and everything else was really just
wonderful. The people were very nice and island was just simple beautiful. I
will attach a few pictures from our balcony. Thank you again so so much.
Hopefully you can hook us up just as good next time. Hope all is well thanks.

Peter and Maria Cavasinni / 5/7/07 / West Babylon / Grand Lido Negril

Tammy – Scott and I had a great time down in Ocho Rios, enjoyed our stay at
Couples, very friendly staff, good food, etc.

Here are all the photos I took, enjoy. Thaks for the travel tips on those
Mexican resorts. We will look into them and I may call you about our trip back
to Royal Hideaway. Our friends are going July 25-30.

Liz & Scott MacDonald / 3/8/07 / Centreville, VA / Couples Ocho Rios

Judy,

The wedding was beautiful and the honeymoon was awesome!! . The Hyatt was
gorgeous, I would definately go there again and highly recommend it. The food
was great every morning at Swan Court, the pool was fun and refreshing with all
of the waterfalls, slide and the grotto bar!! :). Thank you for everything you
and Elite Travel have done, the hotel packet with all of the vouchers and flight
times was so well organized. Thank you again for making our honeymoon in Maui a
WONDERFUL experience.

Sincerely,

Aimee & Brian Birkholz / 3/13/07 / Jacksonville, FL / Hyatt, Maui

Dear Frank,

What an unbelievable, spectacular time we had in St. Lucia. It was better
than I expected. Sandals treated us very well. The wedding was a breeze, they
took care of all legal aspects promptly and the ceremony was wonderful. They
upgraded us to a suite with the pool after a faulty airconditioner in our room.
WOW! Thank you for all your help in leading us to Sandals, St. Lucia!

I am going back every April. We went to the Grande one day and went on an
awesome snorkeling trip. Then we took a cab on a tour. I want to pass this man’s
name on to you, Please give this guy to ALL your clients. We met him in Castries
one day, then hired him for 2 trips and he was prompt, he went out of his way to
make our tour day enjoyable, he took us to a place to by a local CD (we are
musicians), he stopped to pick mango’s, got us coconuts, cassava bread, and
showed us the most beautiful beaches and locations(Ladera hotel, Marigot Bay,
Anse Chansenet Beach)! The hotel and other taxi’s charge 120 to 160 for a day
tour. We paid 80, then tipped him 25. We loved him! A trustworthy guy.

Thank you,

Tracy & Joseph Scrima / 4/17/07 / Burlington, MA / Sandals Regency St.
Lucia

Katie,

We had such a wonderful time! The staff at Grand Lido Braco is wonderful! We
felt like we were truly taken care of and made lots of new friends. We really
like the seclusion of the resort. There was no hustle and bustle feeling of the
outside world or unwanted noises! I have referred friends to you and to stay at
the Grand Lido Braco. We are already talking about another trip next year. I
will remember to give you a call when we decide for sure. Thank you again for
everything that you did for us.

Lori & Brian Sellers / 4/20/07 / Newton, AL / Grand Lido Braco

Katie, overall the trip was absolutely fabulous!We were very pleased with
Elite Travel arrangements with the hotel and the transfers.

Darin & Mary Jean Walters / 4/20/07 / Chandler, AZ / Grand Lido Braco,
Jamaica

Katie,

All was great-from the staff to food to entertainment to cleanliness of the
resort and room. The bus drive is something left to be desired, but no one can
help that. Only issue was that we were put over in the Au Natural side and not
with our group, we did get a room upgrade though. It actually all worked out
fine. The only confusion we had was filling out the custom immigration papers on
the plane. The attendants did not give any instructions and would not answer any
questions that just kept saying filll this out.

We have already started talking about next year. Do you have any suggestions
for the Bahamas or Mexico? Which would you choose, etc?

Thanks for all your help and assistance,

Samantha & Kirt / 4/20/07 / Birmingham, AL / Grand Lido Braco,
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

Hawaii was an awesome experience. We would actually consider living there. We
hiked, surfed, saw a beautiful sunrise above the clouds, a gorgeous sunset at
our Luau, and unforgetable sights! However, our only complaint would be the
cruise line….NCL. We do not think we would ever travel with them again. Their
customer service was not up to par. We were extremely disappointed. I was not
even aware of the specialty restaurants in which passengers had to pay an
additional $10 for……. not to mention the gym classes as well.

Their service at the restaurants were very slow. We had the manager come to
us three consecutive mornings to apologize for their delay on the food. Every
one on the cruise that we spoke to had the same complaints! I know that is not
your fault, of course, but you should be aware of it for your future clients. I
was also waiting for them to celebrate our anniversay like you had mention, but
I guess they forgot about it. We did receive your $25 gift certificate and we
thank you very much for that! 🙂 As far as pictures are concerned I will ask my
sister to e-mail those to you. We have very nice pics to show you. Thanks once
again :).

Richard & Monica Ruiz / 4/1/07 / Miami, FL / Norwegean Cruise Lines,
Hawaii

Hello K,

Sorry I had been unable to get back to you earlier. As I am sure Monica told
you, the trip was spectactular. The NCL’s service was NOT the most commendable,
nonetheless, our trip was a success. I do not have the pics yet, but as soon as
I do, I will be sure to forward them to you. Hope all is well with you and your
family.

best wishes,

Christina & Alex / 4/1/07 / Miami, FL / Norwegean Cruise Lines

Frank, We had a great time. The Hyatt was a lovely property and we loved the
newly renovated areas. It was a tiny bit noisy during the week by the pool when
the construction crews were working on the other building, but besides that and
one of the conceriege’s who was not very friendly, all the staff was great and
tended to our every need.

I would definitely recommend the Hyatt to friends for great location, service
and accommodations.

Thanks for all your help.

Rebecca & Patricia / 3/15/07 / Tampa, FL / Hyatt Key West

Tammy,

Thank you so much for planning this trip for us. Especially for putting up
with the hassles. We had a Great time on our trip and we can’t wait to go back.
We know several others interested in having the same experience themselves and
they will be contacting you in the future. Thanks again. Here are a few
pictures.

Floyd & Timeka / 4/1/07 / Marietta, Ga / Couples Sans Souci

Tammy,

I can not say enough good things about you and your staff. Our honeymoon to
Australia was a dream come true and because of you and your staff it was
flawless. Thank you so very much for all you did. I look forward to booking our
next trip with you!!

Jessica and Marc Petot / 3/25/07 / Seminole, FL / Australia Package

Everything went as planned. We called to confirm the transportation from the
hotel to the train station on Tuesday and glad we did as they had us down for
the following day. The hotel was nothing special but the view & staff made
up for that and we didn’t spend hardly any time in the room anyway so no
problem. The bed was hard & really the only negative about the whole trip.

We took a boat ride over to the Island of Capri and I would recommend that to
everyone as it was the best day of the trip. For $20 to $25 euro each you can
rent a cab for the entire day which made the trip there easy& you got to see
everything on the island. I could go on & on but won’t. I would like to know
more about your company as Mary Waugaman handled this from start to finish so if
you have details you send out, I would enjoy receiving it so we can use you
again. Thanks for everything.

William & Paula Sargent / 4/14/07 / Tampa, FL / Hotel Pasitea, Naples
Italy

Well, hello! Thanks for the response. Our cruise was amazing!!!! There should
not be a rule that you get only one honeymoon, b/c that was the best week Chris
and I have ever had. It truly was a “honeymoon”. The food was amazing, the
service was wonderful, and the sailing was very smooth. The only complaint we
had is that the cruise line had a hold on some of the money in our bank account
after we had previously settled our tab w/ them. My husband called them, and
everyhting was taken care of quickly. So, we want to thank you and all of the
great people over at Elite Travel for giving the best wedding present we could
have asked for … (a perfect honeymoon together). And we will definetly use the
$25 gift card towards our next cruise. We want to sail again next year for our
first anniversary. Please send me any info you have for the cruises to
Italy,Greece, or some place romantic that you could recommend. Any promos, or
events that could help us pay for our next cruise we will greatly appriciate
info on also. Thanks again for all of your time and your help, and God
Bless!!!

Sincerely,

Mr. & Mrs Farina / 4/2/07 / Lakeland, FL / WINNER Royal Caribbean Cruise
Majesty of the Seas

Hey Tammy,

Our trip was amazing! It was the perfect Honaymoon. I want to apologize for
the “over the water bungalow” issue I guess I didn’t understand when you told
me, But I also want to say Thank you so much for making the effort to work it
all out, I hope I didn’t cause too much trouble for you. Thank you again soo
much our Honeymoon was/is absoutly unforgettable. We took a few different
excursions, along with the private island dinner and the helicopter. I would
definetly like to reccommend the Shark Experiance excursion, we went diving with
sharks and all the other amazing creations, they video recorded the whole thing
and made a DVD for us as well, it was just perfect! I have never done any kind
of scuba diving before but this was so easy and we only went up to 60 feet max.
it was the neatest thing. Again Thank you so much I will certainly reccommend
you to friends and family, as well as use your services again in the future.
Thank you,

Jason & Tasha Wadsworth / 4/5/07 / Palm Bay, FL / Tahiti Package

How nice of you to follow up. We had a fantastic time, the resort was
wonderful and the people who worked there could not have been nicer or more
accomodating, took advantage of a few of the numerous excursions and found the
same to be true of the people who worked outside of the resort. All flights went
smoothly and on time.

We would highly recommend your agency to friends and family and we would use
your services in the future. Many thanks.

Jackie & Neal Scott / 6/9/07 / Tampa, FL / Royal Caribbean Cruise

Hi Kay,

Glad to hear from you. Belize was great we had a blast. The only problem with
experienced was with the pickup ride from the hotel to the airport. The person
who was to pick us up never showed up and so they had to send someone else from
the airport to pick us up. The pickup was supposed to be at 12pm and they did
not get to the hotel until 12:35pm! So they were 35 minutes late. It was
completely unacceptable but at that point there was nothing we could do about
it.

Well on a happier note we did get to venture into the city. We went cave
tubing and to some mayan ruins. Below is the link to some of our pictures.
Enjoy!

Idia & Rashaad / 4/12/07 / Tampa, FL / Belize Package

Hello The cruise was wonderful, I really enjoyed Cozumel, would have loved to
Have spent more time there…..One of these days, I would love to take Another
one, but I am thinking I want to be on a bigger ship with a balcony!! I have
pictures but I haven’t got them on a CD, I was thinkingOf doing that….your
service was great, thanks for all your help….Do I just need to go online to
give feedback? Did they say when I would Receive a refund….. Thanks,

Kay & Joe / 4/21/07 / Ash Flat, AR / Carnival Cruise Lines

Hi Frank. Rich and I wanted to let you know that the trip was truly a trip of
a lifetime. The service we received on Oceania was fantastic and the food on the
ship was second to none. We really enjoyed all the ports of call and it was an
unforgettable experience. Thank you for finding the perfect cruise for us.

Maria Balestriere

Our experience and service with Elite Travel Group was everything we
expected. Being that this was our first time going to Europe, we wanted to make
sure that we chose the right company and agent to assist us in such an important
trip. Our agent, Judy Sontag, prepared everything in a timely manner and was
patient in meeting all our needs for the trip. Hotels were great and chosen in
great locations and our trip schedule went smooth and easy. My wife and I look
forward in using Elite Travel Group in the near future and will recommend their
services to friends and family.

Thank-you!

Veda and Javier Labra

Good Afternoon Tammy,

In response, we wanted to let you know that everything was spectacular. We
thoroughly enjoyed our vacation! The Couples San Souci Resort was outstanding
and we will definitely return in the future. The service was exceptional, the
property was clean, the food was excellent and the experience was priceless.
What we loved most about this property is that it was not commercialized and
truly an all-inclusive resort.

In addition, Katie was exceptional in providing all pertinent information and
answering all the annoying questions Michael and I bombarded her with 🙂
Overall, our experience was superb from all sides and we will utilize the
expertise of Elite Travel again.

One question…….if I wanted to purchase a $400.00 credit towards the same
resort for my parents, how would I go about doing that?

Thanks for Everything!

Shanon Hardman

DESTINATION WEDDING

Dear Tammy,

Paul and I would like to thank you and your team, specifically Victoria
Jaszcz, for all your help in planning our destination wedding to the Bahamas.
Vicki was fantastic to work with and helped to mek our troubles with the resort
dissapear. Her ability to handle some of our more troublesome family members
enabled me to relax and have fun through the planning process. Once Vicki was
involved, I knew I could sit back and enjoy being a bride.

We especially appreciate all the help you provided to our 40 guests after the
weddign was over. You took time out of your own vacation to inspect the resort
and then followed up with your tour operator, Travel Impressions, to issue a
creidt to our guests for the poor condition of the hotel. Most agents would have
forgotten about the group once the travel was confirmed and ticketed. You went
above and beyond the responsibilities of a travel agent.

Thank you for all your help and for making our wedding a memorable and
special occasion. Yourdedication and professionalism is admirable and I look
forward to working with you and your agency in the future.

Best Regards,

Michaal & Paul Rossi / 2/2/06 / Orlando, FL/ Radisson Cable Beach,
Bahamas

DESTINATION WEDDING
That is a great picture. Thank you for everything you
did to make this event perfect. Everyone said it was the most beautiful and
amazing wedding they had ever seen! And thank you so much for my tropical
flowers. I love them. I can pretend I am in Jamaica a little while longer.

Ivey & David Miller / 3/10/07 / Baltimore, MD, Couples Ocho Rios

DESTINATION WEDDING GUEST
We had a great time at Couples Ocho Rios. Joel
and I travel often, and have stayed at many all inclusives, and this was the
best by far! The food was great! The service was unparalleled, and they include
EVERYTHING with your stay! We loved it! The only thing I would say needed
improvement were the actual rooms. They were very clean, but could use some
remodeling/updating.

Kara & Joel Steele / 3/9/ 07 / Columbus, NJ / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Katie,
Sorry it took me so long to write you back. The trip was
great… we really loved the resort. We ended up with a room in the old section
for the first two nights but eventually got to switch to the new section but had
to pay to upgrade… but we were still much happier there. Thanks again for all
your help.. we are looking to book it again over New Years so when we are ready
or if you see a great deal on Swept Away during that time period please let me
know. Here are some pics if you want to use any for ur website feel free

Thanks again,

Jessica & Jarrad Freeman / 2/24/07 / Westmount, QC Canada / Couples Swept
Away

Judy (DESTINATION WEDDING)
My only minor complaint is that when you think
5 star your expectation of the quality of the room is different. Upon my initial
entry I was a bit thrown back, but my now husband kind of calmed me down. Later
after asking around I found that there are only 6 rooms on the resort like the
picture I saw. I did not make a mention of my slight disappointment on the room
appearance as everything else far out weighed this minor issue. My main goal was
to be there , get married and have some fun -which I had a blast. There service
is definitely 5 star, but the rooms I would give a fair. My room location was
perfect. The personal service and attention received by you and Elite Travel
were definitely the best. One thing that was mentioned and appreciated is the
manner in which our travel arrangements were packaged and given in one nice
little pouch. Evidently not many other agencies doing this nice personal touch.
(It was noticed)

Rodney & Tina McIntosh / 3/5/07 / Tampa, FL / Couples Sans Souci

Hi Kay!

Our vacation was great!! we are very happy. The people there are very nice
and the hotel is beautiful, service is perfect, everybody is very kind. The food
was good and the restaurants very nice. The beach is perfect! everything is
designed so convinient!.
We went to an excursion, Barvaro runners. We
higthly recomend it. We had so much fun. Eddie (the tour guide) was very nice.
He did the tour in English. Luz was our representative from VIP (travel
arragements), she was also very nice.
Like I said before, it was a pleasure
to do business with you and I’ll look foward to our next vacation. I’ll give you
a call when we’re ready for the next one… and of course I’ll recommend
you!

Regards,

Silvia & Michael Lopez / 3/7/07 / Riu Palace Punta Cana / Delray
Beach,FL

Donna –

I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you. I will admit i”m
very lazy when it comes to doing things like this and a habit I need to break.
My apologizes.

Now on to the vacations. It was WONDERFUL! Donna I thank I may have told you
that was my first time traveling out the country. But everything went very well.
Jamaica was a beautiful place, the resort (Couples Sans Souci) was a very nice
resort. The people were very nice and they took good care of us. Unfortunately
we never left the resort to even see the tourist spots. We woke up late, went
out on the beach and layed out, and ate good. The only thing wrong was the
weather. It wasn”t bad bad but it rained off and on. So it was great. The
wedding was very nice. EVERYTHING WAS NICE. I thank you for the great job you
did with helping me book this trip. I’m glad you talked me into staying at Sans
Souci instead of staying at one of those other places we were gonna stay at. I
have so much more to say but I’m getting lazy again. I look forward to doing
more business with you and like I said sometime in the future I will be looking
for prices on trip to East Africa. Give you details on that later, but if you
see good prices on that can you send me an email.

Thank you very much again

Trevor & Azieb Pendleton / 01/12/2007 / Couples Sans Souci / Atlanta, GA

Hi Tammy,
We had some problems We waited at the airport for almost an hour
for a ride to the resort which is 2hrs from the airport. we arrived at almost
9pm. We missed one of the outings as no one told us at check in that it only
went Monday night, but was told Tuesday by guest service if we wanted to go then
to take a cab. (That’s just what the women said.) We put our room tag out to
have our room cleaned early and when we returned at 4 pm the room wasn’t
cleaned. I call guest service who said they would look into it and call me back.
they never called back and we went and found the housekeeper ourselves. Who told
us she was the only one working and that she had to clean the room that had
check outs so they would be ready for check ins first.
The toilet leaked and
the shower handles feel off. With orientation they tell you to shut off the air
when you are not in the room. which we did until we came back and i slipped and
feel from the water that leaked on the floor from the overhead unit. After that
we put down a towel down. We told housekeeping. Room service was fast to deliver
food, but failed every time to bring all that we ordered. Staff was wonderful
and very friendly but all had offers to us and other guest like do you want
cigars, do you want blue mountain coffee, do you want Appleton rum or best yet
staff offering drugs also at a great price as they are locals and can get it all
cheaper than us.

We did have a wonderful Hot stone massage. The weather was great. Duns river
was allot of fun.
We also did some other trips and Dave hired a boat to go
fishing. On check out we raised these issues only to be told we needed to pay 3
dollars for the use of the phone and the women had nothing to say about our
complaints. Not even something as simple as “sorry”. We liked that the resort
was small and you got to meet allot of people and see them daily but some of the
services sucked and we haven’t had these problems at bigger resorts. I have
given the card you gave me to friends and encouraged them to contact you about a
vacation. The help you gave us was wonderful.

Lori & David Moore / 01/29/2007/ Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica / Lebanon,
NH

Dear Tammy,
Rachael and I had a wonderful time on our honeymoon to Couples
Swept Away! The resort was very nice and laid back and it was just what we
needed after all the crazy wedding stuff was over. We have raved to all of our
friends how nice of a resort it was and we will consider it highly for our next
trip to the Carribbean. The staff at the resort was very helpful and everyone
was extremely plesant. There were many couples that had vacationed there
numerous times before and we can see why. The only small inconvience on the trip
was that there were two different reservations since we added on to the
honeymoon that we won. They actually had us checking out after the first
reservation so after I talked to the staff there they realized what was going on
and it was resolved quickly. I have attached two pictures for you to use if you
care to. Thank you for all that you did working with me to make this trip one to
remember for both Rachael and I.

Sincerely,

Ron and Rachael Bledsoe / 11/06 / Orlando, FL / Couples Swept Away

Katie –

Thanks for your note and for all your help in organizing the vacation. The
hotel was beautiful and we had a very nice time. I very much appreciate your
help.

Dave McCleary / 2/15/07 / Iberostar Tucan & Quetzel Mexico / Bronxville,
NY

Hello!
We had a fantastic trip to Melia Caribe Tropical. The resort was
absolutely beautiful and everyone was so kind and accommodating. The food was
delicious. The room was clean as could be. It was completely relaxing.

Our only complaints were that we did not get the honeymoon suite upgrade we
were promised upon check in and the woman at the front desk told us that if the
agency wanted that for us that they should have booked it that way, but we
enjoyed the room we got. Also, this was my first time at an all inclusive resort
and I was a little disappointed because I was expecting more culture for being
out of the country and I felt a bit more like I was in Disney. But Disney is
beautiful and safe and that was a good experience too.

Over all we had a great time. I attached a few fun pictures that you could
use on your site if you like.

Also, I was wondering if you might help us plan our next trip. We would like
to go to the Bahama’a Atlantis for 5-7 nights depending on the cost, for 5
adults and 2 children (13 and 10). We would like to fly on a regular plane not
the one that arrives directly at the resort. And we would like to go in the
beginning of June or the last week in May after the 25th.

Thanks so much Tammy!

Tiffany and Jose Gonzalez / 01/27/2007 / Melia Caribe, Dominican Republic /
Tampa, FL

Hi Kay,

It was great but not long enough since travel to and
from the airport was so long we really just got four days there and two of them
days it rained so I definitely want to go back the resort was very nice the
food
was I would say average, but I am a country boy that likes steak and
potatoes. The fight was fine especially the one from OH to Jamaica. The room was
prefect, but we had to move rooms the last night because our
room had a leak
from the air conditioner. I would like to get a group of couples to go back and
leave here on a Friday night or Saturday morning and leave Jamaica on a Sunday
morning, but everyone says to go to
Negril. I will definitely be using Elite
as my travel agency but next time I probably will have to go some where a little
cheaper.. Thanks for your time and concern .

Joey & Britney / 01/07/07 / Hardy, AZ / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Kay!
We had a blast in Jamaica! This was our best trip ever. We visited
Sandals Dunn’s River, and although it was beautiful to look at, the aura of the
resort seemed very snobby and not much going on. Kimono’s was fantastic though
so it made up for the trip. Everyone at our table was from the Sandals Ocho
Rios, and we all agreed that Ocho Rios was a lot more fun and laid back. It
seemed you needed to be a millionaire and enjoy golf to enjoy Dunn’s River.
Dunn’s River Falls was beautiful, but way too much work to climb. I had to quit
because I hurt my foot. Some people brought their kids, which I thought was
ridiculous and dangerous to have them try to climb it. We also did the Jeep
safari to the Falls, which was exciting and fun! We also did the Hooves
horseback riding ocean tour. It was the best excursion of all! Everyone there
were awesome and the horses were beautiful. We definitely want to go again, with
our friends next time, though!

Matthew & Jennifer / 01/14/07 / Holiday, FL / Sandals Grande Ocho
Rios

Good morning Judy
I spoke with my friend that I referred to you and she
said that she has booked her trip with you.

She was soooo excited and extremely thankful for your help. I told her from
the beginning that you were on top of things and would get the job done and
fast. I also told her that you were excellent in communicating with your
customers.

She is very impressed, and cannot wait to go. Thank you for your help with
her…She and I both appreciate it. 🙂

* Brandi L. Kirkland

Hi Donna,

We had a great time. The only negative is that it
rained on and off and we were unable to go sailing or take a ride in the glass
bottom boat due to instability of the water. Naturally everything was clear on
Tuesday as we prepared to leave.I am looking forward to returning with my
boyfriend. The customer service was awesome.

Leanna & Chandra / 12/06 / Couples Sans Souci Jamaica

Hi Tammy,

We made it back in one piece. We, overall, had a good time but a few problems
did occur with the hotel.

We handled it but it was kind of a pain in the butt. Anyway, we’ll look for
you in the future. Take care.

Beth & Robert / 12/26/06 / Mesa, AZ / El Dorado Royale

Good Morning Donna ,
If I had time to tell you how everything went, you
wouldn’t get no work done (LOL). Donna we had a ball from my vacation to the
wedding. My Massage was awesome !! by the ocean . Okay got to find someone here
in Savh to top that. far as the resort I think they owe me a check. I had so
much fun I had a party on that Friday night right in my back yard (love it.)
everything was decorate in white so I had to put on white.!!!! I will make sure
you get pictures> For as Natasha & Jarmal they have so many pictures.
Natasha had her computer so she download the film from Gloria’s camera. Thank
God because we lost it somewhere between atl and POPEYS (LOL) I had people
coming to my room asking is Faye Home !!! Yes we got to start working on hawaii
send me some thoughts . I love the resorts all inclusive . I tried to drink them
out of REMY but it didn’t work LOL I will be getting back with you, you are my
Travel agent now don’t be trying to leave me. PS Natasha mom & dad had a
ball. I made sure of that . Addie and Robert had a balll she didi the rock
climb.She can’t swin a tap.Thank you so much for everything you will be hearing
from me Love you

Faye and Gloria /12/06 / Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica

Hey Donna!

It was fantastic! EDR really is first class. The wedding was beautiful
(although it did rain so we ended up doing it in the church anyway). The casitas
were awesome, the food was great…all good things to say!

I am going to send you A LOT of pics via kodak funshare (warning: the
“Mexico, El Dorado Royale” album has about 450 pics.

Feel free to use ANY of them on your website, or to show clients, and if you
need to use me or Mark as a reference for future brides, please let me know!

We are thinking Jamaica for our next one? Or where ever it is good to travel
in March/April.

I will send you those pics now!

Merry Christmas!

Laurel and Mark / 12/12/06 / Monmouth, ME / El Dorado Royale (Destination
Wedding Photo Gallery)

Hi Tammy!

Trip was FANTASTIC! We were not on our honeymoon, we actually went for a
concert.

The Hyatt in Oahu and Maui were great. We really had an awesome time and cant
thank you enough.

Carolina Pedroletti / 11/06 / Miami, FL / Maui, Hawaii

Katie: ( Destination Wedding)
We had the most amazing time and the
wedding was unbelievable and unforgettable. Thank you so much for all your
efforts and arrangements you made with the hotel and with my guests. I think we
inspired alot more destination weddings and I will get your name out to people.
You have made my wedding planning and trip just carefree and enjoyable and it
was much appreciated.

Kathy & Tito Marrero / 02/13/2007 / Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar, Mayan
Riviera, Cancun / Vernon, NJ

Hello Elite Travel,
I just wanted to send you a copy of my recent email to
Judy Sontag and invite you to view my wedding pictures by visiting:
WWW.TELEKINETIK.COM/WEDDING

My husband and I had a great time and would like to thank Judy and the Elite
Travel Staff for great service! We REALLY would like to win the photo contest
that Couples offers so that we can go back for our 1 year aniversary. Feel free
to let us know what your fave pic is! Following is the copy from the email sent
to Judy.

Hi Judy, Thank you for your patience over the past months. I hope this email
finds you well. (Feel free to use any of this email for quotes)

I would like to give you the deepest thanks for all of your assistance with
my destination weddingmoon. Your
hard work, research, insight, experience,
opinion and planning was invaluable. Couples Resorts was romantic,
beautiful
and a wonderful overall experience. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are
hoping to win
the photo contest so that we can go back for our anniversary.
That is what I need your assistance with
🙂 We have so many pictures, we do
not know which one to use for the photo contest. Visit our wedding
gallery
and tell me which images you like the best! Also, I really want for some of the
staff members to
see the pictures because we have quite a few with them in
there. We promised them we would find a way to get
the pics to them just in
case they want to keep them. Any suggestion for getting the pictures to them?

Well, enjoy the pictures, let me know what you think and stay in touch!
Thanks again…..

To View The Pictures, Visit,
WWW.TELEKINETIK.COM/WEDDING

Donna,
We are glad to be home. Our trip to Riu Ocho Rios was good. It is
quite a different country. The bus ride from the hotel to the resort took 2 ½
hours. It’s not a one hour journey. Some of the other guests of the wedding were
on the bus for close to 4 ½ hours. We literally spent all day Tuesday and Sunday
traveling for a total of 7-9 hours. So those two days on the resort were
worthless.
Our weather was poor. It rained almost the entire time. We did
make it to the falls one day. We hiked them. That was a lot of fun. On the boat
ride back to the resort it POURED!!! It was really scary being in the ocean
during that. Of course the motto of everyone there was “no problem”, so we made
it safe and sound back.
Of other customers go, I would advise them to make
dinner reservations. There are many restaurants to choose from, but only two of
them can you walk in without a reservation. I went to make reservations on
Wednesday, the day after we arrived, and all the restaurants were booked until
Sunday. I told the lady that we just got here and we were leaving Sunday so she
squeezed us in on Friday at 9:00pm. That aspect of the resort was kind of
crummy. The entertainment was amazing! They really have a great entertainment
staff. The hotel staff/service was fair.
Overall we had a nice time. It was a
good experience, but I don’t think we will return to RIU or Jamaica in
general.
Thanks for following up with us,
Kimberlea / 11/06 / Snellville, GA / Riu Ocho Rios

Hi Tammy and all at Elite Travel,

You arranged and booked our wedding in October for Couples Sans Souci. We
have a wonderful time and the trip, as well as the wedding, will be something
that we will remember for a long time to come. I have a few friends that are
planning second marriages and am passing along your name and the Couples resorts
information.

I do have a question about the documentation that we needed to provide for
the marriage license (birth certificates, divorce doc, etc.). When we received
our office marriage license from Jamaica, the other documents were not returned
to us. Were they supposed to be returned, or does the Jamaican government
require a set to be on file with the license? If they were to be returned,
please let me know who I need to contact to find their location.

Again, thank you for all your assistance in planning our wedding/honeymoon
trip.

Tammy’s advice on the resort was right on target, and we enjoyed every
minute.

Sincerely,

Debbie Roth-Heger and John Heger / 10/14/06/ Clearwater, FL / Couples Sans
Souci

Hi Tammy,
St. Lucia was amazing, we had the best time. We were very
pleased with Sandals, the accommodations and customer service was great. We
would definitely plan another Sandals trip! Thanks for all your help!

Marni & Brian Mann / 10/25/06 / Bradenton, FL / Sandals Regency, St.
Lucia

Hi Kay,

All is fine, just busy as I am still catching up. We had a nice honeymoon.
The travel days were tough and we missed a flight due to the security issues (I
filed a claim with the insurance company, but don’t know if it will be approved)
because they are all different in each country, but otherwise it was fun and
relaxing. We did get the wine, thank you, but I am still a little confused about
the whole hotel thing and it was very upsetting at the time. I’m sure I will get
over it and it turned out to be just fine. The Cavour was very helpful in
finding us another room and the Hotel Pierre where we stayed had the best
concierre and she really made our Florence stay lovely (I think she felt badly
for us). I would certainly highly recommend that hotel. The Rome hotel was ok. I
know it is considered 5 star, but it felt much more “businessy” and the men at
the front desk (I saw no women) were not very helpful or friendly and barely
spoke English. We asked them

Thanks for your help with the trip and checking in.

Karen & Thomas Clark / 09/29/06 / Italy Package / Melbourne, FL

Ruth,

I wanted to let you know that we had a really great time on our trip. As you
know 14 of us went and I believe everyone enjoyed the entire cruise. We didn’t
want it to end.The boat, islands, people, food, entertainment, and just
everything was great. We are looking forward to next years trip already but
don’t know where yet. We’ve been to a lot of the islands over the years. Can you
make a suggestion? We really loved the Royal Caribbean trips. UnfortunatelyJohn
Imburgia hurt himself really bad on the flow rider and is at the specialist now
to find out when he will get the surgery that he needs. He tore a tendon in his
left arm and it actually snapped into. He went to the Doctor on the ship and
there wasn’t really anything they could do until he got back and had the
surgery. Tony Gonzalez kept talking about you on the trip too. He kept saying
how nice you were to him and how you even told him to call you anytime even on
the weekend. He was really impressed with your great attitude. Keep it up!!!.
Well I thought I would give you an update. Hope all is well with you and we will
keep in touch soon. Oh, let me know if some great deal comes around to some
fantastic place because Dana & I love to take trips. We’ve been all over.
Talk to you soon.

Thanks,

Debbie Myers / Royal Caribbean Cruise / Tampa, FL

Hi Donna,

We are back and we had so much fun, you are right on the money about Sandals.
The room was really nice, but all it was a good time when we get a min we will
give our review online, I want to tell you thank you for the big help that you
have been to me and us. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As I was blessed with outstanding angent, I am passing on the goodness. A
family member of my wife is looking to get married Puerto Vallarta, at the
Vallarta Palace All Inclusive. The Dates are 25-29 May 07. You can call me or
email me I will pass on your email to them. Ok

Once Again THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ric and Jamila Cureton / 10/19/06 / Sandals Grand Ocho Rios / Woodbridge,
VA

Kay,

I’ve been wanting to write you back and let you know how things went. I’m a
little behind cause I had shoulder surgery 4 days after I got back. No, it
wasn’t from the honeymoon, hehe, just had to take care of an old wrestling
injury.

So here’s some feedback:

You – We dealt with 40 or so vendors thru the whole wedding process. All in
all I was very disappointed with almost all of them, couldn’t believe how many
people couldn’t keep a deadline and how you had to hound them to get things
done. YOU WERE ONE OF ONLY A COUPLE THAT I HAD THE PRIVLEDGE TO DEAL WITH THAT
REQUIRED ESSENTIALLY NO EFFORT ON OUR PART AND MET EVERY TIMELINE.
I can’t
tell you how happy we were with you, your company, and the whole honeymoon
package. We enjoyed both cd’s you included in the package you sent us. I
listened to them the day the package arrived. They are now on my ipod. You are
our travel agent and we’ll use you everytime we go somewhere, hopefully in a
bout a year or so, we just haven’t decided on where we’re going to try and
go.

El Dorado Royale- That was the first time either of us had been to the area
and wasn’t a big fan of the airport. Glad you put the note in there to only talk
to an American Express agent. all those time share folks chase after you and are
very deceiving. Once we arrived at the hotel (it’s about 20 min south of the
airport). We were handed a washcloth to refresh ourselves with and two glasses
of champagne.
The resort is beautiful, out of the way a little, looks like
it’s one of the older ones in the area. We had a room facing the ocean in an
area right next to the main pool and a couple of the resturants and bars.

I’ll sum up how we felt about the place with one quick story. The friday
night we were there was our candlelight dinner on the beach. We both dressed up
a little and went down for dinner. They put netting around your table so leaving
the ocean view open, but making it feel like you’re secluded. The dinner was
wonderful(all the resturants were awesome) and after we’d had a couple glasses
of wine we walked back up to our room. When we opened the door we noticed that
they had been in our room. They made two kissing swans out of towels(the bed
decorations were funny cause I do it to and she makes fun of me doing it just to
find out the resort does it too). Over by the jacuzzi they had filled it up and
made some bubbles then places rose petals in the shape of a heart on the
bubbles. It was finished off with a bottle of champagne opened and
chilled.
The only gripes we could come up with were there are alot of ants
there and we got a few bug bites there(of course we were in the middle of a
tropical forest) and the golf carts were a little crazy from time to
time.
Overall a wonderful experience. I’d recommend booking someone in the
casitas vice the jr. suite like we had. They have extra access to the beach and
some other little ammenities.

Thank you once again for providing us with a wonderful honeymoon. Our next
trip we’ll be looking for something a little off the beaten path. No idea where
that’ll lead us but that’s part of the fun.
We’ll be talking with you in the
future.

Jeromie and Christine Cook / 10/23/06 / San Diego, CA El Dorado Royale

Katie,

I am grateful for all the help with planning our honeymoon and there were a
few good things like the location of the hotel in Postiano (Almafi Coast), our
day trip to Capri, and the hotel in Florence.All the tour buses were with at
least 50 people…not very Romantic. We did get down at the Fountain of Trevi.

Thanks,

Jeff & Yvette Jones/ 10/9/06/ Miami, FL / Italy Package

Hello Kay,

Our wedding was so beautiful, everything went so well.  We could not ask
for anything more, if we can just re-do the entire day again, we would it was
fabulous. We are now just waiting for our wedding photos to arrive. For Mexio,
we had beautiful and excellent honeymoon, it was like we were in paradise. The
people there are extremely nice, and El Dorado a beautiful resort, we will
recommend anyone to go there.  Nixon and I are extremely greatful for all
the information that you provided to us for our honeymoon. We will definitely be
re-visiting again.

Nixon & Lisa Francois/ 10/8/06/ Wesley Chapel, FL / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Ruth,

I wanted to let you know that we had a really great time on our trip. As you
know 14 of us went and I believe everyone enjoyed the entire cruise. We didn’t
want it to end. The boat, islands, people, food, entertainment, and just
everything was great. We are looking forward to next years trip already but
don’t know where yet. We’ve been to a lot of the islands over the years. Can you
make a suggestion? We really loved the Royal Caribbean trips. Tony Gonzalez kept
talking about you on the trip too. He kept saying how nice you were to him and
how you even told him to call you anytime even on the weekend. He was really
impressed with your great attitude. Keep it up!!!. Well I thought I would give
you an update. Hope all is well with you and we will keep in touch soon. Oh, let
me know if some great deal comes around to some fantastic place because Dana
& I love to take trips. We’ve been all over. Talk to you soon.

Dana Kolodney & Deborah Myers/ 10/8/06/ Wesley Chappel, FL / Royal
Caribbean Cruise

Ruth,

We had an incredible time!  From the time we landed to using the magical
express to get to the resort and check-in was all seamless and effortless.
Everything was arranged as discussed and your help was immensely
appreciated.  The resort was amazing! We loved every minute there and
absolutely hated to leave. Thanks for arranging this for our group and being so
gracious with my abundance of questions while planning it.  I’ll definitely
think of you for future travels and will throw elite travel’s name around
western Kentucky for other people needing some help with arranging a trip
somewhere. Thanks again!

Scott & Wendy Heavrin/ 10/7/06/ Paducah, KY / Disney Package Orlando

Hi Kay,

All is fine, just busy as I am still catching up. We had a nice honeymoon.
The travel days were tough and we missed a flight due to the security issues
because they are all different in each country, but otherwise it was fun and
relaxing. We did get the wine, thank you, but I am still a little confused about
the whole hotel thing I’m sure I will get over it and it turned out to be just
fine. The Cavour was very helpful in finding us another room and the Hotel
Pierre where we stayed had the best concierge and she really made our Florence
stay lovely. I would certainly highly recommend that hotel. The Rome hotel was
ok. I know it is considered 5 star, but it felt much more “businessy” and the
men at the front desk were not very helpful or friendly and barely spoke
English. We asked them

Thanks for your help with the trip and checking in.

Theodore & Karen Ann Thomas/ 9/29/06 / Melbourne, FL / Italy Trip

Good Morning Tammy,

Sorry for the delay, my email was acting funny. We had a wonderful time. It
was the best week of my life! I will stop by sometime soon and share the
pictures with you. Thank You again for all of your help. You helped make the
biggest day of my life the best one!

Robert & Yvette Shay/10/7/06/ Tampa, FL / Winners Couples Ocho Rios,
Jamaica

Vicki,

So sorry for not getting in touch with you! We had a wonderful time- the
weather was great, the island is beautiful..we were so sad to go and come back
to reality. Thank You so much for recommending the place. As you said, the
beaches were simply breath-taking. Paul could not complain.

Paul & Anncy Rowe/ 10/4/06/ Clifton, NJ / Sandals Royal Bahamian

Hello Kay,

First, let me start off by saying that we had a great time! It was just
beautiful. The resort was great. We did do some off sight tours and they were
great, just hated that we had to see how poor the people are in that country. We
just don’t know how good we have it until we see others with less. I couldn’t
believe that the average salary is on $150 a month! We enjoyed our cruise in the
caribbean. We went to this house in the mountains and had lobster lunches..it
was great!! We saw Michael Jackson and Shakira’s Homes, Huge yachts! Kay, thank
you and your daughter Tammy so much for helping us with this trip.

Thanks,

Cathy Moore & Linda Marion/ 9/30/06 / Dalecity, VA / Club Med Punta
Cana

Hi Kay,

I had a great time. The resort was under booked and we basically had the run
of the place. I enjoyed the “all-inclusive” drinks and food! We had fun
kayaking, doing water aerobics, and getting pampered with personal massages. The
rooms were nice and the hotel staff were pleasant. The excursions were
expensive, but worth the money. I was unaware that Club Med was French owned and
operated and that the primary language as well as guest were French with Spanish
being the secondary language. English was mostly spoken as an afterthought or
when we reminded folks that we didn’t understand a word of what they were
saying. Overall a great trip. A ++++ Most of us exchanged numbers, emails, and
addresses and have hopes of meeting up again for another excursion!

Thanks,

Terry Gibbs/ 9/30/06/ Accokkeek, MD / Club Med Punta Cana

Hi Kay,

The trip was very nice. Hot, but nice. No complaints or suggestions.
Everything went according to plan. Met some of the other ladies that were part
of this trip and we all had a great time.

Sincerely,

Janza Pullen/ 9/30/06/ Silver Springs, MD / Club Med Punta Cana

Vicki,

Just a quick note to let you know that I enjoyed the trip to Jamaica. It was
great and my mother and I had a terrific time. Even though I did not get the
“handy” little binder :), you did a great job in getting me the flight with my
cousin Vickie. The hotel even got us adjoining rooms the second day we were
there. Thanks again and I am curious in an all inclusive to the Bahamas or
Cancun around March. Could you work on some packages for me?

Thanks,

Jacqueline Beach & Deborah Beach/ 9/28/06/ Lexington, KY / Beaches
Negril

Judy,

Carl and I had the trip of a Lifetime and we both want to thank you.  We
commend you for all you did for us, and the tips and TIME you took to make this
such a life-long wonderful memory.   Everything turned out just fine,
including the $20 taxi ride from airport to port in Honolulu – just as you said,
we SAVED money.  And, I talked personally to the Marriott manager about us
not wanting a rental car so he gave us both a voucher for breakfast the two
mornings we were there – I mean, it was a HUGE breakfast complete with
everything  we wanted!  And, we took the BUS for $1.00 each (senior
price) to go to the USS Missouri which we did not get to go on while on board
the Pride of Aloha – long story there but no problem.  We did get to see
Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona the morning we got off the ship when docked in
Honolulu on our last day.  So, while at Marriott like I said we found out
where the bus was (across the street from hotel) and enjoyed a nice day riding
on the bus AND touring the Missouri which Carl really enjoyed. Pride of Aloha –
it was OK. No gambling whatsoever (because they are always in Hawaii waters) so
Carl could not enjoy his Bingo games either. It was just different, but, it was
OK.  Craig enjoyed the cruise also. We loved Australia and our friends with
the B&B in Nannup.  The time was just too short but it was
wonderful.

Again, thank you.

Carl & Carol Hoffman/ 9/24/06 / Lakeland, FL / Norwegian Cruise &
Australia

Hi Tammy,

We had a great time on the cruise. Thanks for setting it up for us. I played
live Texas Holdem for the 1st time. I liked their new Texas Hold’em Card room. I
would enjoy another cruise next year, same time frame.

Thanks,

Lee Curtis & Tatiana Rothschild/ 9/17/06 / Palm Harbor, FL/ Royal
Caribbean Cruise

Dear Frank,

We just wanted to let you know that Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa was
fantastic!  Our honeymoon package you put together for us was perfect. We
enjoyed the all-inclusive resort and the watersports.  We also went out for
a two tank dive near St. John, U.S.V.I and saw some amazing coral reef
systems.  We will definitely book our trips with Elite Travel again!
We are looking at the Grand Cayman Islands for our next short trip!

Thanks Again,

Eric & Mary Persson/ 9/18/06 / Bradenton, FL / Wyndham Sugar Bay, St.
Thomas

Pauline,

Thanks again for everything.  Sorry it took awhile to get back to
you.  Everything was very good.  I think I have found the place where
I want to retire.  Santa Cruz was a perfect vacation spot.  The town
of Puerto Ayora was probably the safest town in the world. It had a good variety
of restaurants and lots of shopping much to Josephine’s delight.  The tours
in the Galapagos are expensive, but its to be expected.  We generally paid
about ninety dollars a piece for all of the boat trips to the different
islands.  But it always included an English speaking guide, breakfast,
lunch and snorkeling equipment.  There is nothing quite like snorkeling in
waters full of sea turtles and extremely playful sea lion pups.  Those were
short trips around the the island of Santa Cruz.  We took a longer trip to
Bartolome island which is an extinct volcano.  We were able to see hike
around on the island which looks a lot like what you would expect another planet
to look like.  We also got to snorkel in a reef that was full of colorful
sea life.  And the island has a small population of Galapagos penguins that
we were able to swim with.  The hotel we stayed in was very nice.  The
suite was exactly what was pictured in the website.  They treated us like
royalty.  The food at the hotel was gourmet.  The only downside to the
hotel was that it was quite a distance from the town.  About 20 minutes or
seven dollars by cab.  And the hotel was at the top of the mountain on
Santa Cruz which meant that it was very misty and rainy the whole time we were
there.  But along the coast where the town is, it was always sunny and
warm.  So it was like having a beach vacation and a winter mountain
vacation all at the same time.  I personally found that to be
enjoyable.  But several of the other guests there were complaining because
they had not been informed it was winter in the southern hemisphere.  The
mix up with the flights was not a problem.  We were booked a day later than
we should have been.  However, the staff at the Royal Palm hotel took care
of us and had us on a flight just a few hours later.  The Patio Andaluz
hotel is also very nice.  It was in a safe, but run down area of the
city.  Again we were treated like royalty and the food at the hotel was
really good.  But I would not have wanted to walk to any of the shopping
districts from the hotel.  But cabs are very cheap in Quito.  The
guide that met us when we first got to Quito was very excellent.  The guide
that met us on our return did not speak English and did not know his way around
town.  He also insisted we get to the airport the next morning almost four
hours before the flight which had us getting up at three o’clock in the morning
and then sitting at the airport waiting…. Overall, we were extremely happy
with the trip and cant wait to go back at some point in the future. I attached a
few pictures for you.  Sorry this turned into a novel.  If you want to
know more details about anything, just let me know.  Thanks again for
everything,

Corey and Josephine Nations/ 8/1/06/ Jacksonville, FL / Galapagos Islands

Hello Frank:

Oh my gosh…what can I say to you?  Frank, you just don’t know what we
experienced during our stay at Ladera. It was definitely a fantasy honeymoon and
we already have talked about calling you and setting up our first year
anniversary.  The only thing different next time is that we want to stay
longer.  Ladera is a dream.  The resort along with the staff/people
are outstanding.  You know their motto is “Above and Beyond”  this is
so true.  Awesome doesn’t even describe the resort and the people.  It
was the most wonderful time of our lives together.  The lizards were
great—the plunge pool was cold—it rained beautiful tropical rainshowers
everyday and it felt wonderful. The privacy was exactly what we were looking for
and the beauty of the island is just  undescribable.  We took over 200
pics everyday.  Rainbows/ mountains/flowers/tours.  We will send you
some.  We were very lucky to meet a private tour guide who was at our
beckon call and was so well educated about the island and the culture and the
people. He took us every where we wanted to go and taught us so much about the
island and its people.  Just fascinating. Secondly, Frank, I would like to
say that you did an awesome job booking our reservations and flights for us.
Everything from the airport to the taxi waiting for us at the airport.  No
delays or anything.  You helped us so much and we will definitely use your
service again and we have already told many of our friends about you. The only
disappointment we had was that we were told that we had the honeymoon package
and the all-inclusive and the resort staff said that we couldn’t have
both.  So we recieved none of the honeymoon package amenities. We had to
pay for our massages and did not recieve the champagne.  However, we didn’t
care; we were so happy. Frank, thank you for all your help and we look forward
to doing this all over again. Thirdly, we would like to recommend to you a dear
friend that we met when we were there.  He is a tour guide and his name is
Denis…(Marx will email you more information about his name and numbers).
He catered to our every need and is very intelligent.  You may want to
refer him to some of your travelers when booking this resort/island.  He is
first class. He escorted Marx up the Petite Piton and toured the Botanic
gardens/Mineral Springs/bath; Volcano; everywhere we wanted to see he knew about
and was an excellent tour guide.  It was great to take all the time we
wanted and take pics and look at many different things without being rushed and
pushed through the lines.  We were visiting the gardens when a group from
the Sandals resort came through and was rushed and pushed through without time
to take pictures or observe anything at all.  I am so glad that we had our
own private guide.

Thanks Again,

Marx & Sherry Williamson/ 7/29/06 / Merigold, MS / Ladera Resort, St.
Lucia

Tammy,

Our honeymoon in Jamaica was fabulous. Thank you so much. Everything was
exactly as you had explained. Couples San Souci was the most romantic location
and the service was the best I have ever seen. Your service was wonderful from
the beginning  to the end and we our travels were worry free. We appreciate
all your help in giving us our dream honeymoon. Take care and we will be in
touch when we have travel needs that arise. I will be sure to refer you to
anyone I know looking to travel.

Robert & Denise Fuesz / 9/3/06 / Hoffman Estates, IL / Couples Sans
Souci

Hi Judy,

Our wedding was exactly as we planned it – small and intimate, and very
perfonal!  Wonderful setting and just our  children there, and it was
an incredible weekend.  Our honeymoon destination was amazing!  I can
never thank you enough for your hard work and the suggestion of Zermatt in the
beginning.  Zermatt was so very Swiss and exactly like I pictured it.
The Alps have been a dream of mine my entire life and they were just larger than
life.  Much more magnificent than I could have imagined.  I think the
time of year was great – the weather was wonderful, the grass was lush and
green, the flowers were incredibly beautiful, and there was snow all in the
mountains.  It even snowed on us the day we rode the highest tram to the
foot of the Matterhorn.  It was very cold at times, but we dressed in
layers and it worked out great.  Jimmy even wore shorts a couple of
days.  We rode the Gornergrat train up and hiked down  in the snow and
ice from Gornergrat, through Riffelberg, and all the way to Zermatt.  It
took all day and we had planned well with plenty of food and water.  There
was no better way to see the Alps than to hike and ride the trams and
trains.  It was incredible.  Our Swiss Rail Pass got us half price
discounts on all of the ski lifts and trams.  We took the train one day to
Thun, north close of Bern, to tour the Schloss Castle, which is now a museum,
and it was an incredible ride, hike, and tour.  We enjoyed Geneva, but it
did not compare to Zermatt.  We did enjoy Old Town Geneva and all of the
history and sights, but Geneva was a lot like New York City.  Hotel Alex
was fantastic.  The accommodations were the very best, and the food and
service were outstanding.  We have lots of pictures of our trip.  We
do not have our wedding pictures back yet.  I will try to pick out a few
pictures of our trip and send to you when I get home.  Thank you again for
making everything so easy.  I was so tired and stressed out planning the
wedding weekend and planning and packing for the wedding and honeymoon.  It
was great when we got on the plane headed for Newark.  The entire trip was
more than I could have ever planned and would not have ever know about Zermatt
without your recommendation.  We will definitely go back one day. Jessica
and Ryan are planning on going to Ireland for their honeymoon next July, and
Jessica is going to recommend you to Ryan’s mother, who will hopefully use your
services.  I will wait until I hear back from Jessica on that one. Thanks
again Judy from both of us!!!!!

James & Janice Ross/ 8/28/06 / Texas City, TX / Switzerland Package

Hi Kay,

You are great! Honestly, and please tell Tammy as well, Republica Dominica
was GREAT! The Riu is full of class and I would recommend.

Talk to you soon,

Mr and Mrs. Bigelow / 9/4/06/ Franklin, TN / Riu Dominican Republic

Hello Kay!

I had a nice time in Jamaica. But I don’t think that will be going back to
that resort unless I took the kids. I was contacting you  because me and
some of my friends and there family are planning to take a vacation together
next year! Maybe around June, July or August! Whichever has the best deals! We
do want to be on the beach. Bahama’s or some place like that! If you have
anything in mind please let me know! Thank You!

Ricky & Betty Jones/ 9/4/06 / Little Rock, AR / Starfish Trelawny
Jamaica

Good afternoon Kay!!

We are home and returning to our normal routine. The wedding was beautiful
and everything went as planned. We had such a great time at The Secrets Capri in
Mexico!! We are looking forward to going back to Mexico next year. Maybe a
different part of Mexico though? I am not one to keep going back to the same
place, I like to try different locations. We meant so many nice couples on their
honeymoon’s! It was very relaxing. We did leave the resort one day and go into
Playa Del Carmen to the shops. That was fun to see. We just stayed on the resort
the rest of the time though. We went snorkling and rode jet skies. As soon as I
download the pictures I will send you some. Thank you so much for all your help
and we will call you soon for our next trip.

Timothy & Tracey Rominger/ 9/4/06 / Huntersville, NC / Secrets Capri
Mayan Riviera Mexico

Good Morning Tammy,

The trip was amazing!  We had a wonderful time in Jamaica.  The
service was excellent and the room was beautiful.

We haven’t stopped talking about this trip since we’ve come back.  Thank
You for your help in making this important time in our lives memorable.  I
will send a few pictures soon!

Hector & Veronica Rivera / 9/11/06 / Wesley Chappel, FL / Couples Sans
Souci Jamaica

Hi Kay,

Couples Negril was amazing and we had a wonderful time there. It took us
forever to get home because of  numerous delays though. We even ended up
staying the night in Miami.  I haven’t had a chance to look at the travel
insurance to see what all is covered so I figured I’d shoot you an email and
find out. Also, Jay and I want to start planning another trip next year, with
another couple, to Mexico and we would love for you to work it up for us.
As  soon as I find out when and where from the other couple I will let you
know!! I’ll have to get pictures put on to my computer and as soon as  I do
I will be sending you some. Thank you so much for everything!!!

Jay & Christine Hoffmeier / 9/4/06 / Aurora, CO / Couples Negril
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

The honeymoon was awesome.  We had a lot of fun at Couples Ocho Rios, it
was wonderful to get away for a while.  Everything was better than
expected, of course, we didn’t know what to expect.  Everything with Elite
Travel was great.  I know that I had a lot of questions and fears and you
really helped ease those.  Thanks for everything you did.  Jason is
already trying to plan when we can go back.

Thanks again.

Jason & Heather Chappell / 9/4/06 / Maryland Heights, MO / Couples Ocho
Rios Jamaica

Tammy,

The trip was amazing. The staff at Couples was absolutely incredible. Such
warm hospitality in a beautiful place. We felt like we were at home away from
home. Our favorite was sunning at the beach and pool each day while sipping
Hummingbirds, however the food was unreal as well, so delicious!! Also, the
travel on Air Jamaica was good. No delays or challenges; the flight was actually
fairly empty on the way there, but packed full on the way back.

Joshua & Andrea Eaton / 9/25/06/ Atlanta, GA / Couples Negril Jamaica

Kay,

Thank you for the follow up.  Steve and I would love to share our
experience with you.  We had a wonderful  time in Greece and the
weather was perfect for us pretty much the whole time.  We have taken over
1500 pictures on our trip.  We are still trying to catch up from the time
difference and we have not yet seen all of the pictures ourselves yet. WE LOVED
DELPHI.  We wished that we had stayed another day in Delphi to get to see
more!  We found most of the Greek people to be very friendly and helpful
and gracious.  The food was awsome. Perhaps we can plan to talk more
towards the end of the week when things settle down a bit and we get caught
up.

Steven & Cynthia Phillips / 9/12/06 / Clearwater, FL / Greece Tour

Hello Frank,

We had a wonderful time. The El Dorado Royale Resort is great. Beautiful
resort, very modern
and the casitas individual was a very romantic place to
stay at. I want to thank you for taking care of us. We really appreciate
everything you did for us.

Sincerely,

Vanessa & Frank Cortina / 9/10/06 / Miami, FL / El Dorado Royale
Mexico

Hello,

I am updating you on our new address. We used elite for our honeymoon and had
such a great experience that we have reccomened you guys to our friends which
have since had the same experience. Our agent was Frank White and he was a great
help and we plan on using your services again.

Thanks!

Nick Borosh

Hi Tammy,

We just got home early this morning!  We had a wonderful time!  The
ship was really great and all the food was great!!!  We really enjoyed
it!  We went on several excursions through NCL too and just overall we had
a wonderful time!

Thanks for your note!!!

Michael & Regina Lumpp/ 9/24/06 / Burleson, TX / Norwegian Cruise
Hawaii

Hi Kay,

Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you. It turns out we’re moving
out of state in two weeks; therefore, we are extremely busy. Sandals was great!
We had a great time in Negril. Beautiful country, good food/drinks, very nice
people. We’ll try to send you some pictures once things calm down a bit. Thanks
for all your help. We truly had a great time.

Joshua & Susan Henson/ 6/14/06/ St. Petersburg, FL / Sandals Negril
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

The trip to St Lucia was very nice. The food, hospitality, and people were
awesome.  Everyone greeted us with a smile and a hello.  The weather
held up perfectly.  We were able to enjoy the pools, spa, beaches as well
as the sun. On our last night before we left we visited and had dinner at the
Grand.  It was a beautiful resort and it took our breath away.  All in
all our trip was well worth it.  We were able to spend precious time with
each other and most of all relax enough to really enjoy the moment. Thanks again
for all your hard work in preparing and planning our trip.  Thanks also for
the gift you sent us in the mail as well.

Joubert & Oldine Pierre/ 7/1/06/ Miramar, FL / Sandals Regency St.
Lucia

Hi Tammy,

We are back and almost settled. We absolutely loved the hotel!!! Not wild
about the island itself, but the hotel was awesome! The airports busiest day is
Wednesday…It took us 2 hours to get processed in and on our way to the hotel
that was another 2 hour bus ride. The a/c was also out at the airport so Mom was
miserable for the whole 2 hour wait. We went from flight to flight at North
Carolina so we hadn’t eaten since 6am and got to the hotel at 6pm…very long
1st day. We wanted to buy a meal on the plane but they did not offer them on a
short flight. The trip was great except for the airport. Great food, and plenty
to do without even leaving the hotel. I will send some pics soon. Madisyn had
fun, they have a great kids day schedule. AND THE SPA IS AWESOME AS WELL!!! On
leaving, the pilot locked himself out of the cockpit (Yes, they actually told us
that was the reason for the delay) so we had to run to our flight out of North
Carolina. Actually, I ran and held it up for mom. Then, Moms luggage was still
in North Carolina when we landed in DFW. I am not sure how that happened since
it was right behind both my bags. They delivered it to her house the next day,
so we do have it now. Thanks for the great hotel reccommendation- I would tell
everyone going to Jamaica not to be in a hurry to get through the airport (they
are expanding though) and to fly in on Tuesday (slow day) and stay at RIU in
Ochos Rios….it made the Sandals next door look like a shack!!! Now we have to
loose the 10 lbs we both gained on the great food!!! Not such a bad problem to
have. I have almost decided to become a travel agent for all the perks,….ha ha
ha!

Thanks again!

Niki

Niki West, Betty McKeehan, & Madisyn Hughes/ 7/26/06/ Lewisville, TX /
Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica

Hi Tammy,

Thank you so much for emailing me. I have been meaning to email you and tell
you about our WONDERFUL time!! We were so pleased. The resort was BEAUTIFUL!!
The people were extremely FRIENDLY!! NO COMPLAINTS!!! We would not hesitate to
recommend Elite Travel and Couples Resort to anyone. We know we are going to
take another trip next year, so we will be in touch.

Thanks so much

Jamaine & Natasia Shuford/ 7/23/06/ Baltimore, MD / Couples Ocho Rios
Jamaica

Hi Kay

Sorry i didnt get back with you. Never check email.  We had a WONDERFUL
time in Jamaica, it was lots of fun. I did not register with them yet because i
thought you told me not to. call me if you need to, i never or very rarely check
email..  Thanks for everything and being honest over the phone.  It
seemed like everything you told me was exactly what we came to expect once we
got there!

Thanks Again,

Mark & Melissa Dennis/ 6/19/06 / Robertsville, MO / Sandals Dunns River
Jamaica

Hi Vicki,

Sorry I haven’t had time to call you back.  I’ve been getting the kids
back to school and I am going away this weekend. The trip went well.  The
hotel was very nice – room, pool, beach.  The food was blah in the buffet –
no surprise. You did have to line up (for 1 hour) to make reservations in one of
the 3 nice restaurants – food much better. The workers in the hotel were very
nice.  We did not like that they blasted music every day at the pool, but
that’s personal taste. I would not choose to go to Jamaica again.  The
beaches are not as nice as other islands I have been to and I do not like the
fact that you can’t walk/bus/taxi into a town and walk around due to it being
“dangerous”, plus, there is nothing there. We did the zip line tour which was
great.

Candace Eitler & Christine Kauffman / 7/19/06/ Camp Hill, PA / Riu
Negril

Kay,

Everything went great! Thanks again for all your help and efforts, you
were great! No pictures just yet – we just got a new digital camera and we
need to learn how to develope them through the computer. I will definelty
be recomending you to all my friends that will be getting married. I’ll
send you pictures when I have some.

Michael & Shannon Moran/ 7/23/06/ Tewksbury, MA / Oahu and Maui,
Hawaii

It is nice to hear from you. The wedding was great. The honeymoon was
fabulous! Couples was everything we could have ever imagined plus more. The
service was outstanding. The room service ( we ordered in almost every night)
was great. We loved Casanova, the Italian restaurant. We went on two of the
excursions. We went horseback riding through a Sugar Plantation and on a
shopping excursion. We really enjoyed the horseback riding, but hated the
shopping trip. We were very caught off-guard when we went downtown. We were not
expecting such pushy people who would not take no for an answer. When we go
back, we will not be attending the shopping tour.  Thank you so much for
recommending Couples. We had to go to the other resorts to pick up other people
that were going on the excursions with us and we got to see all the other
resorts. We definitely stayed at the best. It really was a peaceful, tropical
vacation. We will go back!! Here are some pictures from our vacation. Take care.
Hopefully we will be booking another trip soon.

Kevin & Jasmin Queen / 6/12/06/ Lawrenceville, GA/ Couples Sans Souci,
Jamaica

Tammy,

I do not know where to start thanking you for an awesome Honeymoon, Brian and
I had a blast and want to go back in the future.  We loved Couples Ocho
Rios and we were so waiting for a catch to the all inclusive resort, but we
never got a catch the food and service was amazing (Brian and I were saying that
we wish would could get the service we had in Jamaica here in the states).
We had a blast and took many pictures (mainly of the views we had).  We
will strongly recommend Elite Travel and Couples Ocho Rios.  We had the
time of our lives!

Brian & Shanna DeVane/ 8/6/06/ Winter Haven, FL / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Kay! I have been meaning to contact you, but i just started a new job and
life has been a little hectic. The trip was a great success!!!!! The houses were
perfect and my family want to rent again in the near-near future( like before
the year is out), so i will be getting in contact with you very very soon. I
look forward to talking to you and thanks so much for helping me book such a
wonderful vacation!!!

Equence Bynum/ 8/3/06 / College Park, GA / Walt Disney Vacation Homes

Hi Kay,

Thanks to you… we had another successful fun-filled family vacation.
Luckily, we scheduled the week before the red alert (that would definitely put a
damper on our vacation).  We loved Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort.  It
was absolutely gorgeous.  The customer service at the resort was
superb.  Unfortunately, Thrifty did give us a couple of lemons. The first
car did not have working window shield wipers and the second car had smoke
coming from the tires.  Yikes. But we did not let that get to us.  It
was still an awesome vacation. Kay, it was great to have another opportunity to
talk to you and I hope we can do it again soon.

Justice, Elisa, and Chyann Alamo/ 7/31/06/ Bronx, NY/  Westin Rio Mar,
Puerto Rico

Hey Tammy,

It was awesome overall, we had a maid steal from us, (we caught her
red-handed, and reported her)  But the food, the people, the hotel, the
island were great!!  If they rub the all inclusive again next year we may
have to go back!!  We took some great pics too!  We will be uploading
them to ofoto a free photo sharing website,  we will send you an invite to
see them.

Robert & Jennifer Ferrira/ 8/7/06/ Land O Lakes, FL / Marriott Royal
Beach, St. Kitts

Hi Pauline,

Lovelle & I would like to thank you very much for helping us plan our
honeymoon.  We had a great time & enjoyed the relaxing
atmosphere.  We also appreciate the fact that you & Tammy went above
& beyond our expectations when we had issues w/American Airlines going to
& coming home from our honeymoon.  You helped us keep a very
discouraging situation from ruining our trip.  For that we can not thank
either of you enough.  St Lucia was beautiful & the food was
exquisite.  All of the hotel staff was very friendly & courteous.
We liked the fact that we got to experience the other 2 Sandals resorts
also.  We would recommend the Regency as the place to stay.  In our
opinion it had the best food & amenities.  We took the catamaran tour
to the drive thru volcano. We had a lot of fun, even though it rained most of
the time.  We would recommend you and Elite Travel to anyone looking to
travel.  We will be using you again for our travel needs in the
future.

Thank you again,

Lovelle & Amy  Madison/ 6/26/06 / Brandon, FL/ Sandals Regency St.
Lucia

Our wedding was fabulous and the honeymoon was so……….perfect.
It’s exactly what we wanted, complete relaxation and luxury.  It was the
best vacation we have ever been at.  We will definitely tell all our
friends and family about Elite Travel and how great it was working with you.

Thanks for everything, Lisa

Bryan & Lisa Natali / 5/8/06/ Tampa, FL / Couples Ocho Rios

We were very pleased with the Sandals Regency in St Luica. I’m happy that you
suggested it rather than us staying at the Grande with Jessi and Brandon. The
hills provided exercise for the extra calories! We only saw the bride and groom
two times so they were able to honeymoon without us. It was the perfect
solution.

We did have a “deluxe” room, though I was disappointed in the room. I had
thought as return guests (I let Sandals know) that we might get upgraded.
Everyone else we talked to while there got moved up to a better room. I guess I
don’t like to complain.  I did not mind the placement at the back of the
resort. I did not mind the missing balcony. What I did not like was the old,
hard bed and the broken tv. I requested an improvement in the bed (pad or
whatever to improve it) and nothing was done. We did not realize that our tv was
broken until 1/2 the week was gone. We just believed that it was like other
countries and had only two stations! We later found out that if you left the tv
on for 30 minutes you could receive many more stations! We didn’t go to watch tv
anyway. But, there was no excuse for the thin and worn out mattress. Not for the
prices paid.

The food was excellent. I’ve been trying to get a recipe for the Jerk Chicken
Appetizer (with no luck) from the Piton’s restaraunt. Do you have a direct email
for the Regency? The service was excellent. I could not say enough about the
people there. Get to know the people and treat them as equals. Service improves
even more! We hired a taxi for the day and toured the island. “Roger” was able
to take us to the places we wanted to see without paying high prices for several
tours. The SCUBA was great as well as the other forms of entertainment.

The wedding at the Grande was very nice. The people were considerate of
Jessi’s wishes and allowed her to change locations for the wedding. A topless
woman would have appeared in pictures so they requested a move from a beach
wedding to a pier wedding. They also discovered that Brandon was too tall (6’6″)
to fit under the arches on the beach.  The resort was well organized but I
guess that comes from ten weddings a day!

The Sandal’s was a great time but I still think I prefer getting the good
deals at other locations. I’m still sold on the Royal Decameron in Panama and
would like to find out if the other Royal Decameron Resorts are as nice. Few
Americans go to Panama and the food and service is almost up to Sandals. For the
price we paid at Sandals we could have stayed several weeks in Panama. A $20.00
tip when arriving will get butler service for a week! SCUBA is not as nice
because you are on the Pacific but the beauty of the location is every bit as
nice as St Lucia.

Drinks at the reception on June 2nd. Jessi opted for a pool/volleyball BBQ
reception. Chocolate rum cake for the groom. Let us know if you can make it to
Atlanta!

Thank you for your help!

Christy & Samuel Travis / 5/6/06 / Atlanta, Georgia / Sandals Regency,
St. Lucia

Our trip was wonderful.  It started out the first day a little rough
though.  When we got to the airport, we went to the Air Jamaica ticket
booth since that was who our tickets were through.  After standing in line
for 30 minutes, we were told that we were to be in the Delta line because we had
coach tickets on a Delta plane.  You’ve been in Atlanta Airport so I’m sure
you know that Delta is in the South Terminal and all the others are in the North
Terminal.  We had to run through the airport to get to the Delta
area.  We finally got on our plane and everything was ok.  When we got
to Sandals, we were told that there was a problem.  They had overbooked our
room category so they were upgrading us but only for one night.  We
complained several times because we didn’t want to spend one night in a room
then have to pack up to be moved.  We were told that we could be moved back
down to our room category but we declined as we were already settled in for the
evening.  The next day we were told that we could pay the extra for the
upgraded room or be moved back down to our correct room around 11 a.m.  It
wasn’t worth the extra money for the room in our opinion because it was in the
building I requested I not be in because it overlooked the parking lot.
When we went back at 11 a.m. we were told that our new room wasn’t ready and
wouldn’t be until 2 p.m. and we didn’t have access to our old room
anymore.  After complaining to a few people, we were able to keep our
access to the old room.  After the room problems were solved, our trip was
wonderful.  Our new room was great, it was above the spa so it had a pretty
view from the balcony.  The staff was friendly for the most part.  We
only had problems with the front desk staff due to the room problems.  The
food was great, I ate way more than I should have and Brandon got hooked on
champagne.  The wedding turned out perfect.  The cake wasn’t so good
but that’s ok.  The photographer took wonderful pictures, I’m glad you
talked Mom into getting a photography package.

I doubt I will go to another Sandals for a while.  I’ve been to several
all inclusive resorts and while it was very nice, I could go back to the lesser
resorts.  Here is the link to my page of the pictures, you’re welcome to
use any that you want.

Brandon & Jessica Yarbrough / 5/6/06 / Atlanta, GA / Sandals Grand St.
Lucian

Kay,
1.  We did not register as signature guests.  I believe
that you said it was better to wait until after we returned.  It would be
great if you could register for us.
2.  We did receive the $250 spa
credit.  When I went to settle my bill, they had not credited my account,
but it was listed on the record and everything was taken care of at that
time.  The massages over the water were excellent.

Overall the honeymoon was good.  It rained a couple days while we were
there and we did not enjoy the food at the resort.  For the money we paid I
was expecting good food.  Neither of us were impressed.  However, our
room was great – the private pool and jacuzzi is definitely the way to
go!!  The resort itself was also very nice.  We would have
participated in more activities, but it rained every evening for several nights
and we were never able to make the sunset cruise (it was cancelled three times).

David & Anne Bennett/ 5/15/06/ Alexandria, VA / Sandals Grande Ocho
Rios

Frank,

Thank you so much for everything.  What could have been a very bad
situation turned out to be an awesome one.  As you know we missed our
flight the morning after the wedding.  But thanks to American Airlines,
St.  Lucia Grande Resort and you everything worked out even better.
We had no complaints about anything or even any suggestions as to how things
could be done better.  Everything was great at the hotel and believe me
when we go on another big trip we will definitely us you and go back to a
Sandals Resort.  Thank you so much for everything again.  You all made
my honeymoon perfect for me and James.

James & Lauren Middleton/ 5/7/06 / Wesley Chapel, FL / Sandals Grande St.
Lucian

Hi Frank,

Thank you for the nice warm welcome home. We appreciate all the help that you
gave us in planning our trip. We did have a great time. I have listed below some
of the things that we really enjoyed and then those that we did not really care
for too much as you requested.

Likes

1) The rooms were kept very clean by the stateroom attendant and they were
very friendly.

2) Checking in and getting on the boat was very organized and easy.

3) The main Dining Room service was great and we enjoyed our waiter.

4) The Shore excursions in Jamaica and Grand Cayman were great for the most
part.

5) GRAND CAYMAN is awesome and would be some place we would like to spend
more time at in the future.

6) The kids director for teenagers 15-17 was very good and very friendly.

7) Jimmy Buffet margarita Ville in Jamaica was great and a must see for a
cheeseburger in paradise and they have a nice water slide into the pool and you
get beach access to their beach at no charge if you have lunch.

8) Senor Frogs, was a blast in Grand Cayman- great services very humorous
staff, a complete experience.

9) Shopping in Grand Cayman was great, very nice people, very helpful,
Bernard k passman shop was truly an experience in and of itself.

10) the Water in Grand Cayman was spectacular!!

11) Jamaica was very pretty as well the Water Fall was fun, the staff at
Dolphin Cove were a blast as well, even though Dolphin Cove is so small with
just a few things to do the local staff, you can tell love their jobs and did
not have their hand out for free money, rather they provided a service and an
experience of which we tipped them for generously.

Dislikes

1) When we boarded the boat and went up to the pool deck, their was a waiter
their asking if we would like a Pina Coloda or Strawberry daiquiri that he had
on his tray. It appeared to be a welcome aboard type drink. However, after we
took a sip of them he then asked for our sea pass to charge the $28.00 (3 pina
coloda’s and a non alcohol Strawberry daiquiri to our account we probably would
not have accepting the drink had we known they were not complimentary and would
have opted for another type of beverage.) later we saw other Waiters with signs
on their trays that clearly stated they were at a charge + gratuity. This waiter
apparently put his sign away.

2) We brought the coke pass for myself and our daughter which was a total of
$57.00 with the tip for the 5 days and we received a complimentary Beverage cup.
Every time we brought the beverage cup up to the pool bar, no one wanted to wait
on us and refill the cokes. however if we did not bring the coke cup up they
would get to us a little quicker. They were not all that friendly at most the
bars. I understand that gratuity is included and have no issues with that as I
used to be a bartender and manage a Resort here in Clearwater. However, they
definitely did not go above and beyond to try and increase their tips. I
actually would have left a dollar or two for refilling my coke, but no one
seemed to have an interest in it.

3) The food was average and was not really outstanding.

4) The shower/ water in the room had a severe issue on the 3rd floor and only
ran HOT and Scalding. The toilet even has steam coming out of it and would fog
up the bathroom because of the temperature. their was no cool water on the boat
at all on that floor. You could get in the shower for a few minutes and then
would have to get out and let is cool off for about 10 minutes or so and then
try it again. Thank goodness we were not sunburned.

5) The pools were not very inviting on board one was very small the other
always had a yellowish tint to the water.

6) The pool area being so small filled up very quickly and it was a challenge
to get a pool lounge chair on the 9th deck, which would not have been to bad but
on the 10th deck you had to fight the wind and try to keep you towel on your
chair ect.

7) Jamaica had so many beggars and people really trying to bargain with you
and asking you for money etc. They were even floating in the water by the cruise
ship asking for money.

Needless to say, yes, we did have a great time. However, I do not think we
will be jumping at the chance to go on another cruise in the future. We really
enjoyed the shore excursions and would probably fly somewhere and visit one
location or two that were close by. I have heard so many great things about
other cruise ships even of Royal Caribbean’s, but we were not really impressed
by the Enchantment of the Seas. It is a shame, as I can see how if the
experience with the staff and maybe the water situation and food etc, that
Cruising would allow you to experience so many places.

We will definitely use your services again in the future though and
appreciate all you did for us. If we hear anyone looking to book a vacation we
will pass on your name.

Thanks again,

Tammy

Thad & Tammy Wilgus / 5/27/06 / Safety Harbor, FL / Royal Caribbean
Cruise Enchantment of the Seas

Vicki,

We are back from a wonderful weekend in Bermuda.  As you know, we called
your office from Bermuda on Friday to discuss the room. We were very
dissatisfied with the room. It was clearly one of the few worst rooms in the
resort, overlooking a roof and exhaust fan (kind of like being near the engine
room on a ship). I understand the resort was full and with limited alternatives
to change on the spot.  Perhaps I should have inquired or we should have
discussed it during the booking process, as I was expecting a room with a
view.

Our overall impressions of the Wyndham (for your future reference):  The
beaches and pool were very beautiful.  The food was good. The hotel itself
needs more of an upgrade.  The room was not as good as most hotels I stayed
in.   Very small bathroom.    I recommend you consider
sending people to The Reefs, which is right next to the Wyndham.

Brian

Brian & Agnes Nolan / 5/26/06 / North Wales, PA / Wyndham Beach Resort,
Bermuda

Hi Pauline,

We did just get back.  We really appreciated your service.  It was
a pleasure to talk with you.
There were a few things that we were
greatly disapointed in.  First we wanted the room because of the room
service (we were looking for a day where we could really just relax and not have
to leave the room), we would have spent extra money for the room if we had to,
but the honeymoon penthouse suite with the consierge service and ocean view did
not offer that as an option, like we were told. We were quite disapointed. The
rest of the week we had a blast.  It was once we had to leave that we had a
problem.

After the 3 hour bus ride (not an hour and a half like we were told) we got
to the airport to check in.  It
is not like it’s a lot of money but we
were told that our airline tickets didn’t include the Jamaica taxes,
so we
had an additional $20 to pay at check-in to go home.  I think something
like that should have been said to us.  It would have been a shame if we
didn’t have the cash on us.  We were a little disappointed and felt that
these things should have been mentioned to us before booking the reservations
with the company.  I would have really liked the room service, but there is
nothing we can do about it now, and Ryan and I made the most of our trip.
Pauline, you were just wonderful on the phone.

Take care,
Jade Pierson

Ryan & Jade Pierson / 5/22/06 / Aliso Viejo, CA / Sandals Grande Ocho
Rios

Hey Judy!

Hope you are well.  Wanted to touch base with you and let you know that
I forwarded your name to a friend of mine, Ginger, and her soon to be husband,
Mark Cecil, MD.  They are actually getting married on the 4th of July, if
al goes as planned and I know she is looking towards getting away and escaping
somewhere, so I highly recommended your to her, and just passed your info over
to her, just in case she contacts you.  I know they are having problems
with their computer because their house got struck by lightening, so if
anything, she will be calling you.

Another question I had, in regards to Jamaica in October.  A friend of
mine yesterday brought to my attention it being Hurricane Season at that point
when we will be there?  Do have any thoughts on that in your
experiences???

Let me know.

Appreciate your help.

Kristen Stilla and Paul Bockmore!!!
Paul & Kristen Bockmore /
10/29/06 / Columbus, OH / Couples Negril, Jamaica

Hello Tammy!

Our Honeymoon was wonderful! The resort was beautiful! Unfortunately it
rained most of the time we were there!

Luckily I had brought a copy of the receipt you emailed me from where we
extended our vacation to come home on the 9th, because they had no record of
that! So after the 6th when we were originally suppose to leave we had to go
back and redo all of our paperwork to re-register our stay!

But other than that the property was beautiful and the service was great! All
of the employees were very nice and friendly. The greeting we received when we
arrived not just to the resort but even at the airport in the Couples Resort
waiting area was great! Although .. I will have to remember never to take a
connecting flight again! WOW .. what work! In the future I would always
recommend two options to your customers .. the price and travel time for direct
flight and the price and time difference for a connecting flight! It took all
day to get there and all day to get back! But Spirit airlines was not bad at
all! They also did a great job!!

As a matter a fact we are already talking about planning a trip for our
anniversary with some of our friends that are couples! I would love to see the
difference in the Sandals and Couples resorts! But we would definitely visit
Couples Resort again!

We did of coarse very happily advertise that we won our honeymoon to some
couples that we met. I was surprised that some people had never heard of Perfect
Wedding Guide or Elite Travel .. but they have now!!

Also one last thing! Is there a way to get copies of the pictures that the
photographer took when they surprised me at my job?

Thanks again for making our honeymoon wonderful!

Brian & Betty Jo Barker/ 6/3/06 / Seffner, FL / Couples Negril,
Jamaica

Hello,

Sorry for the late reply but we had our reservation all taken care of for
Sans Souci, there was a small issue b/c of my name spelling but this wasn’t a
problem when we arrived. I wanted to thank you and your group for arranging our
reservations in such little time and also making the modifications for my name
change. We really enjoyed ourselves at Sans Souci, this definitely was the right
choice for us for our honeymoon.  The staff treated us like kings and
queens and the property was very well kept.  I am glad that you were able
to assist us in choosing this property. Also we would like to plan early for our
anniversary vacation travels for next year in order to begin saving etc.
When is a good time to start looking into planning travels for 5/26/07.  We
may want to attend Sans Souci again but would also like to look into other
options. I may also have some referrals as we have told everyone what a great
time that we have had.

Thank you,

Gaidi and Julie Hartage/  5/29/06 / Orlando, FL / Couples Sans Souci,
Jamaica

Hey Vicki,

Sorry I have not responded to you.  I have been crazy catching up with
work.  I am sorry that I missed your boss on Friday.  I was actually
stuck getting my hair done for the wedding that night, the salon mixed up
appointments.  I have attached some pictures from the wedding.  Since
we have never met, I thought it would be fun for you to put a face with a
name.  I don’t think everything that happened at the Radisson was your
fault, especially after we spoke to another couple that was getting married on
the Saturday.  We rode to the courthouse with them to get our
license.  They booked their trip through Liberty Travel back in July.
The hotel did the same thing to them, sending them a letter revoking the “free
wedding”.  Long story short, Liberty Travel was not able to help them and
they had to pay the hotel $10K for a 23 person wedding.  When Paul and I
heard that we knew it could’ve been worse.

Where do I begin?  I am sure you saw all the emails back and forth to
the hotel prior to leaving.  They changed wedding coordinators on us, which
was a huge hassle.  Shenika was just too young and very inexperienced to
know better.  The Radisson has major issues, but I don’t think you all will
be recommending them anymore regardless.  Tammy was very helpful while you
were away, so no worries there.

The hotel needs MAJOR renovations.  We had a renovated room (supposedly)
and there was a huge hole in the carpet leading into the bathroom and the A/C
was horrible.  I actually got dressed in my sister’s room because her A/C
worked better.  The hotel staff as a hole was very rude.  Especially
the women.  I made it a point after the first day to smile and say hello to
all the staff and most of the time they would just look at me like I had three
heads.

Wed – Day 1 – I arrive with Carolyn and check in.  No surprise that I do
not have a suite but oh-well.  I contact Shenika and set a time to meet her
to walk to space, 2pm.  I then go down to the guest services desk to make
dinner reservations for the rehearsal dinner.  (I had emailed Shenika about
this request two weeks prior and she told me she was not able to help and that I
had to make the reservations when I arrive)  When I ask to make
reservations for 2 parties of 10 (the hotel will not allow a table of more than
10 be reserved at any of the restaurants) I am told the only thin available was
Islands (very casual) at 6pm.  I asked the guest services person to call
Shenika since there must be a mistake.  I had specifically requested
Avocados or Amici for the dinner and I was hoping that she had made the
reservations for me.  No such luck.  Shenika actually says to me “if
you had told me you wanted the reservations I could have made them for
you”.  So, I have Paul forward her the 3 emails to her where I specifically
made that request and she told me no.

We settled on Islands since there was not much else to do.  Carolyn and
I go back to the lobby to find Paul’s two sisters and family attempting to check
in.  Christine was the party of six, 3 girls and a babysitter.
Christine had called the hotel on several occasions requesting adjoining rooms
due to the girls (5, 10, 12).  The hotel was not able to accommodate the
request.  They kept saying that it was a “request” and since the hotel was
full they could not help.  They argued at the counter for about 20
minutes.  They were told their rooms would be ready at 3:30pm (it was now
12pm).  We all went and had lunch outside and tried to relax.  Carolyn
and I went to me Shenika at 2pm.  She was not there, surprise. I met her
boss Nicola and she told me to come back at 3pm since Shenika was at
lunch.  I told her about the restaurant reservations and she said she would
fix it.  I then asked her if she could deliver the two boxes I had shipped
to my room.  The boxes arrived 45 minutes later.  Carolyn and I went
back downstairs for a second time to meet Shenika.  We reviewed the BEO’s
where I found out that I was being charges $210 for the cake since I asked for
marzipan icing.  For a cake that serves 40 people, I thought that was a tad
high, but the wedding was in two days so it was too late to change it now.
We walked the space and actually moved the reception site.  They wanted us
to have the reception, cocktail hour and wedding in the Gazebo area.  This
meant that all the guests would be present during the F&B turns.  Very
tacky.  So we found a new place for the reception so the guests would not
have to watch the turns. We end the walk through with Shenika telling me Paul
and I have an appointment with the minister at 10am on Thurs.  Now I have
sent her the rooming list 3 separate times.  I even handed her a hard copy
that day with all the parties identified, ie parent’s of groom, sister of bride,
etc…  I told her Paul was not arriving until 10:33am and I did not expect
him at the hotel until noon.  She had a panicked look on her face and said
she would try to contact the minister.  I guess over the last 2 months the
Bahamians changed their mind on marriage licenses.  You no longer need to
be there 24 hours prior, you just have to stay on the island for at least 3
days.  We also had to physically drive down to the Bahamian version of a
courthouse to obtain a license.

Thursday – 10:30am, Shenika calls my room and tells me the minister is
waiting.  I calmly told her again that Paul’s plane is just now landing and
he won’t be at the hotel for at least an hour.  She said she would try to
stall the minister, like it was my fault.  I wait in the lobby for Paul and
as soon as I see him we head to the wedding office to meet the minister.
We are asked to pay him $150 in cash, no credit cards accepted.  I look at
Shenika and reassured that per our agreement the hotel would refund us the $150
if we turn in the receipts to the front desk.  We go to the courthouse and
obtain a license.  We make it back to the hotel about 2pm.  Confirm
the rehearsal was at 5pm that night.

Shenika meets us at 5pm at the Gazebo and says, ok this is where you are
getting married.  Paul, meeting me at 4:45pm tomorrow and Michaal I will
meet you at 4:45pm as well.  Nope, I explain that she will need to meet
Paul first since we will not be together.  There was no real rehearsal, the
minister was not present.  I actually had to tell her where I would be
walking in from, my sister would be before me, etc…  By 5:15 she was
gone.  UGH.  We go to dinner and they have two tables of 10, about 20
ft apart.  Paul asks the manager if we could move the tables a little
closer.  The manager said absolutely not.  I then go speak to the
manager, batting my eyelashes and playing the wedding card, and he agrees to
move them a little closer.  At least we were in shouting distance.

Friday – my hair appointment was supposed to by at 1pm.  I get a call at
11am, thinking it was Tammy.  It was the hair salon asking when I planed on
coming down.  They mixed up the times.  I grabbed my things, my sister
and my niece and we went to the hair salon.   Even though the
appointment was mixed up, they did a great job.  Shenika came in about 1pm
“to check on me”.  I told her about the mix up and she said she was
sorry.  I confirmed that I would meet her at 4:45 to get the flowers.
I spent the rest of the afternoon with my sister in her room.  I couldn’t
really walk around the resort with my hair done up and a crown on my head.
No worries, we had a good time together hanging in her room where the A/C
worked.  About 4:15pm my niece comes back from my room, I was using her as
a runner for everything I forgot since I didn’t want to run into Paul.  She
came back with a funny look and said “Aunt Mike, you need to call Uncle Paul,
the wedding is moving inside”.  What?  I look out the window, sunny, a
few clouds, like it has been all week at 4pm.  I call Paul in a panic and
he ahs just jumped out of the shower and is on his way to find Shenika.
Absolutely no way we are moving inside!  Now I am not a religious person,
but I had 36 people praying for good weather for at least a week.  And my
sister who is very religious assured me that it would not rain.  I call
Carolyn and another friend and ask them to go find Shenika and not to let them
move the wedding.  My sister is also dispatched to find Shenika and bring
me a few drinks.  At this point I needed something.

After guzzling my drink, I prepare to go downstairs to meet Shenika at
4:45pm.  Carolyn has called the room and told me that Paul had reached
Shenika and the wedding was staying put.  4:55, Shenika comes running with
the flowers.  She sees the look on my face and says “I know this is not
what you ordered.  The cala lilies are wilted. You can chose one of these
at no charge”.  How gracious of her to at least give me the wrong flowers
for free.  I can now pick from a bouquet of roses or lilies.  I chose
the lilies and give the roses to my sister.

Ok, ready to get married.  Carolyn comes back and says it will be
another 10 minutes.  The staff is running late.

Finally, we begin.  I walk down the aisle, following Shenika’s
que.  I reach the alter and finally the music selection changes to “Here
Comes The Bride”.  The funny part is it didn’t play until after I reached
the alter.  Yes, I had to laugh.

The ceremony was over and the cocktail reception was supposed to begin, but
shocker, the bar or food stations were not set.  We find Shenika and she
tells us it will be about 20 minutes.  20 minutes???  So our guests
were supposed to stand around and look at each other while the tables and bar
are set. Nice.  Paul is furious since he had told them we would hold the
wedding until the hotel was set and Nicola (Shenika’s boss) assured Paul that
everything would be done by the end of the ceremony.

We send the guests to the bar by the pool and ask Shenika to walk over there
and make sure they are served quickly and there are no hassles since most people
took off their wrist bands for the wedding.  She is not happy with this
request, but I think she realizes that Paul is about to blow so it is best for
her to not be around.

Finally the bar and food is set and we call the guests back over.  Paul
and I go take pictures on the beach for a while.

After pictures I find the Banquet Captain (Shenika is no where to be found)
and ask what time we should have the guests come over.  While looking at
the tables I realize that once of the tables is missing a centerpiece, which I
brought with me from FL.  I spot Nicola and she says, this is all Shenika
gave us.  So somewhere in the hotel is the missing centerpiece.
Luckily they made the head table the once without the centerpiece so it did not
look too bad.  The cake was pretty, I brought the cake topper and 50 white
chocolate sea shells with me for the cake.  The cocktail napkins I had
printed and brought with me were spread out all over the tables.  Not
really the purpose for cocktail napkins, but at this point I was not
arguing.  I asked that the remaining napkins be placed at the bar.
They really didn’t understand this.  I guess they do not use cocktail
napkins in the Bahamas?  I met the DJ and let him know we will do a
traditional first dance, make sure he understands that I am Michaal (I wouldn’t
blame anyone for messing up my name) I just didn’t want him to announce us as
Mr. And Mrs. Michaal Rossi.

Once the reception started all was well.  Shenika was gone, we tipped
the bar tender $50 bucks and he made sure the drinks were flowing.  The
food was good and there was plenty.  I am happy to report that by the end
of the night all of us were dancing in the pool, dresses and all.  The
reception was around the walk/wade in pool so it was very easy and tempting to
get wet.  Paul started it all by walking in first, then I went in and I
have to admit, it felt so nice to cool off.  Even though we were by the
beach, it was very warm, especially dancing and drinking.  We had people
out on their balconies dancing with us.  It was a great end to a rough few
days.

The rest of the weekend was nice.  Family and friends by hanging by the
beach, renting jet skis, you know the drill.  Reservations were still an
issue and very difficult.  It was as if the hotel had never worked with a
party larger than 10.  The rooms were nothing to write home about,
spacious, but poorly decorated.  The hotel claims that every room has an
ocean view, but to see the ocean from two-thirds of the rooms you had to crane
your neck around the balcony to get a glimpse.

Sandals was nice. They upgraded us on arrival to a Butler Suite, but we
didn’t get a Butler.  While the upgrade was a nice gesture, since we didn’t
have a butler, we were sort of in limbo.  The concierge didn’t know what to
do with us since they thought we had a butler.  Our room was on the first
floor right next to the pool so it was pretty loud.  But room was
beautiful.

All in all it was a nice trip.  I would never recommend the Radisson to
anyone and I am not sure that I would recommend the Bahamas in general because
of the attitude of the people.  I have worked in the hospitality industry
for 15 years and I was very surprised at the unwillingness to help.
Anytime you asked for anything, even ice in a cup at the bar, it was like you
were putting them out.  Very weird.  I was chatting with one of the
ladies that sells things on the beach.  I guess we were there over a
Bahamaian holiday, their Labor Day, and many employees were angry they had to
work.  She also said that most workers or the middle class were not happy
with the current Prime Minister and that if we come back in two years, after the
new government is elected, we will see a change.   So, maybe I will
give them another chance in two years.

The hassle at the Radisson was not your fault.  However, I would
encourage any future weddings to use a group contract.  They kept stressing
that if we had a group contract things would have been different, although I am
not sure I completely buy that.  Our final bill for the wedding will be
disputed.  We were not credited for the flowers, the $150 in cash for the
license, the missing centerpiece, the cocktail reception and the 4 room drops
(welcome gift bags for guests) that were not delivered.  Paul actually
walked into the wedding office the day we were checking out and grabbed the
remaining bags and distributed them himself.

The important thing is that Paul and I are married.  We were able to
spend time with our family and friends and we will always have a story to tell
about the wedding.  If you want more pictures, let me know, we have a
ton!

Thank you for everything, really.

Michaal Rossi

Paul and Michaal Rossi/ 5/25/06 / Orlando, FL / Radisson Cable Beach, Bahamas
& Sandals Royal Bahamian

Hi Tammy,

We had a wonderful time at Secrets Excellence in Cancun.  We were
definitely impressed with the service and the resort itself.   The
food at the restaurants were great.  The people were very nice.  Louis
is in the hotel business in NYC and was really impressed with everything he
experienced at Secrets.  He couldn’t stop talking about it.  We did a
couple of other excursions outside of the resort like Chinchin itza and Xcaret
but other than that we didn’t really leave the resort.  We were very
comfortable with our room although it was in the back and we had a view of the
fields.  The only thing that they did not do for us immediately was the
honeymoon package that was arranged by you.  I even asked them about it and
they told me that they didn’t have anything entered for it.  I shrugged it
off and when I went to my room I looked at the travel arrangements that you sent
and it indicated the Honeymoon Package was supposed to be included.  After
I showed them the documents it was taken care of the next day.

We hightly recommend Secrets Excellence and also found out that it is a
Preferred Hotel.

Thank you so much.

Karen & Louis Rodriguez

Louis and Karen Rodriguez/ 6/19/06 / Rego Park, NY / Secrets Excellence
Riviera Cancun Mexico

Hey Donna,

Finally had a moment to email you to let you know how everything went!
It was beautiful!  As I approached the beach I was thinking “this is my
wedding?!” All of our guests had a great time and even the two latecomers (I’m
sure you know) hurried to catch up to the fun we were already having.  Dave
and I are in Negril now getting aquainted with the surroundings.  When we
get back I’ve got plenty of pictures and video to show you.  Feel free to
use them for promotional purposes – and remember you’ve got a great reference
for life! “Elite Travel is the best! They took a crazy and disorganized
destination wedding at the 11th hour and got everything taken care of quickly
and professionally. Not only were they a pleasure to work with,my family loved
them as well. I did’t have to do anything and I couldn’thave asked for better
service or better people to work with. You’ve got our business (and our
family’s) for years to come.

Christal Gearring

David and Crystal Gearring/6/28/06/Austell, GA /Couples Sans Souci &
Couples Negirl Jamaica

Hey Judy

I’m not sure if Wendy has emailed you or not but we had a wonderful time in
Montego Bay. It was beautiful there. The resort was awesome and the people were
so friendly. The only downfall was the room.  The first one we had was so
hot.  I’m used to my air being on 71 and I think that room at its coolest
was about 78.  So we switched rooms and then had a blast for the rest of
the trip.  That’s after we got all the way to Orlando and Ray (my husband)
forgot his drivers license.  Men I tell you what!! So we had to stop in
Orlando and have him a new ID made so we could board the plane.  But after
that is was smooth sailing. Besides when he lost our key to the room and the
safe in the room (which cost us a $100.00) I guess he was just having too much
fun in Margerettaville.  We took several tours which included the white
water rafting, the dunns river falls, the catamaran to margarettaville and we
did a zip line canopy tour.  We had an absolute blast while we were
there.  My husband became very good friends with a couple of the playmakers
at the resort. We have told all of our friends about it.  We are wanting to
go back for our 1 year anniversary and we are trying to get several other
couples to come along with us. Thank you so much for recommending Montego Bay
over Ochos Rios.  It was just perfect for us, lots of action!!

Raymond and Jamie Flores/ 6/26/06 / Middleburg, FL / Sandals Montego Bay

Hello Kay,

Marie and I had a blast. Atlantis was  amazing. There was plenty to do.
We loved St. Lucia.  We got a chance to visit the Grand as well. We
appreciate your help in making our trip a memorable and smooth one. We look
forward to planning another trip through Elite travel. Thanks again and God
Bless.

Sincerely,

Esaie and Marie

Esaie and Marie Aime / 6/28/06/ Miami, FL / Atlantis Bahamas & Sandals
Royal Bahamian

Hi Ruth,

Chris and I just wanted to let you know that Couples Sans Souci was
AMAZING!!! EVERYTHING was perfect and we absolutely loved it. Thanks so much for
everything! We’ll remember you next time we plan a vacation!!!

Best wishes,

Lauren and Chris Hoffer

Chris and Lauren Hoffer/ 7/9/06 / Antioch, TN / Couples Sans Souci, Ocho
Rios, Jamaica

Hi!!!!!!

We made it after a long trip. THis place is just as beautiful as we
remembered!!!!!!!!! We’re going to disconnect from the world except for an
occasional e-mail. See you when we get back to the real world.

Joel & Sharon

Joel and Sharon Heller/ 6/23/06 / Greensboro, NC / Couples Negril Jamaica

Hi Donna,

We had a great time- the service was exceptional. The only problem was with
Air Jamaica both going out and returning flights were cancelled and
delayed.  Otherwise had a wonderful time the wedding was just lovely.

Jeanette Reneau / 6/30/06 / Hollywood, FL / Couples Sans Souci

Hi  Kay-

The Honeymoon was really nice.  We really enjoyed Florida, it’s such a
beautiful place. The weather was great the whole time! The hotel was wonderful,
their guest service center is really awesome! Like I said, we loved it. The
people were very kind. Disneyworld was great, although we didn’t care much for
the waterparks- it was too crowded to swim the day we went. But it was all
awesome. Thank you so much for helping us out with that. We loved it!

Talk to you soon,

Ashley and Deris

Deris and Ashley Morgan / 6/5/06 / St. Paul, MN / Disney Package Orlando,
FL

Hi Tammy!!

Thanks for the welcome home!!  We are home a day later than planned, but
we made it back.  The flight (American Eagle) was really delayed getting
out of San Juan to St. Lucia, so it forced us to miss our connecting flight back
from St. Lucia to San Juan/San Juan to Tampa.  Not particularly happy about
that, but at least American Eagle put us in a hotel for the night and gave us
“vouchers” for meals since the next available flight to Tampa wasn’t until
2:57pm Sunday afternoon. (Other option was wait until 8pm for the flight to
Miami and fly standby for flights to Tampa on Sunday–REALLY NOT a cool
option!!)

Our luggage didn’t make the trip with us to St. Lucia, so after 6 hours of
travel, we waited around in the airport another hour for the next flight to
arrive and hoped our luggage made that flight.  Thankfully, it did.
The Sandals agent at the airport wasn’t the most congenially of women, but we
were on our way to the Grande!!

The reception at the resort was wonderful and the resort itself was
beautiful.  The view from our room (#3209) was absolutely FABULOUS!!
Housekeeping was very efficient and meticulous.  Our biggest beef was that
Rm #3211 was vacant next door and they were doing maintenance work in there from
Tuesday on….hammering, pounding, sanding and doing some type of drilling or
cutting of tile that LOUDLY sounded like the dentist drilling your teeth!!
It made it impossible to nap/sleep/rest/relax.  We called the front desk
about it, but every day was just a new noise. :o(  You know, when you are
hot or tired from activities all morning and just want the cool relaxation of
your room before you clean up for dinner and go out again??  Well, that
couldn’t happen in Rm #3209.  I was really cranky about it.

We received a really nice email from Maria Acosta at the Grande right before
we left.  She welcomed us and gave us some tips.  We followed her
directions about making resturant reservations as soon as we arrived since we
couldn’t make them before hand.  We were pretty bummed when we were told
that the only two restaurants requiring reservations  (LaToc and Kimonos)
were already booked up.  After telling them we were celebrating our 20th
anniversary, the hotel clerk got us a reservation for LaToc.  Kimonos, we
were  put on a wait list and only through our own diligence and checking
did we finally managed to get a reservation for Friday evening…it was kind of
a hassle.  As we talked to other guests, we found they were having the same
difficulties and were not very happy about it either.

As we visited the other two Sandals Resorts, we were most pleased that you
had recommened the Grande St. Lucian!!   We found it was like
“Goldilocks and the Three Bears”–The Halcyon was too small, quaint and
quiet.  The Regency was too sprawled and daunting, but The Grande St.
Lucian was “just right” for us!!

We opted for two tours–a “Jeep Safari” tour and the “Martinique Splendor”
tour.  The ride on the “safari” tour was great fun offering beautiful
views, but the rainforest part was disappointing–>you spent so much time and
effort making sure of your footing that you couldn’t SEE your
surroundings.  The trip to Martinique was wonderful.  The Captain and
crew of the “Flying Ray” were fantastic.  We saw flying fish, a pod of
about 30 dolphins and a sperm whale on the way.  We wished we would have
had more time to actually see more of Martinique than just Fort du France.
The lunch served on the boat was wonderful…..snorkeling was…ehhhh….not so
good, but the over all experience was terrific and we enjoyed our day immensely.
We enjoyed our trip to St. Lucia and were sorry to have it end so soon.
:o)

Thank you, Tammy, for handling all the details for our Sandals St. Lucian
trip!!  Elite Travel has been great and we are happy to continue using your
service for our next trip to Beaches Negril next March.  Elite Travel most
definitely gets our nod of recommendation and approval to anyone who might
ask.

Thanks again for everything!!

Daron and Krista Weishaar / 7/16/2006 / Brandon, FL / Sandals Grande, St.
Lucia

Hi Kay,

Sorry we haven’t been able to respond; we’ve been having Internet
difficulties. We had a great time on our honeymoon Sandals was wonderful, the
room was beautiful and the food was fantastic; it rained for a few days but we
still had a great time. Sandals tour packages were great it was hard to only
pick a few and they were a lot of fun ( we went shopping, did the Dunn’s River
Falls and the Canopy Tour.) Thank you for everything.

Meileen and Luis

Luis and Meileen Cocco/ 6/3/06/ Miami, FL / Sandals Dunns River Jamaica

Pauline,

We’re all doing well! Thanks for asking, hope everything is great with you
too!  We all couldn’t have been happier with all you work for being the one
that made the trip all come together so well, in such a short amount of time, to
make it happen for us. We appreciate your thoughtfulness to really care about
our circumstances and needs. It was great to see you there and finally meet,
face to face, after all our communications with one another. It’s all very
appreciated! I know I’ll certainly be calling you to make another cool excursion
somewhere sunny!

Thanks again,

Chris Kraft

Chris Kraft/ 3/9/06/ Germantown, MD / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Kay:

Tons have been going on…  I finally have a minute to drop you a line.
The comment my mom made when she picked us up from the airport sums up our
entire vacation.  She told me that I looked the happiest and most relaxed
she has ever seen me when returned from vacation!!  We had a fabulous
time.  I actually was able to relax!!! I have never done and
“all-inclusive” before and will never go another way!!  Instead of worrying
about spending 8 bucks on a drink at the pool, we could have whatever we
wanted.  It was cute to see Jack swim up to the bar and order a “Virgin
Pina Colada!”   The food was okay, not really the reason for vacation,
but it was okay.  The Fondue restaurant was to die for!!  Service was
impeccable.  I love Mexico and the people; we really developed a good
rapport with a lot of the staff!  I’m sure that our tipping
helped!!!!  A couple bucks at a time really made a difference!  The
room was absolutely gorgeous, but the bed was a “Fred Flintstone” bed—hard as a
rock!!  Loved the in-room Jacuzzi!

When we arrived at the resort, I upgraded to an oceanfront room (cheaper than
booking that way).  Our concierge, Miguel, “offered” to give us a dinner on
the beach for free, but when he called the front desk, since we didn’t book it
that way, we weren’t eligible for the “free” anniversary package.  I didn’t
think this was right, but what could I do??  At the point he talked us in
the resorts “vacation package” presentation to get 150.00 resort credit, and he
booked our candlelight dinner.  After thinking about it, I was upset that
the anniversary package wasn’t provided for us.  The next day, Monday, we
didn’t go to the presentation and cancelled the dinner with another
concierge.  Miguel, sent us notes, left us voicemails constantly to try to
get us to go to the presentation.  I finally told him we weren’t going and
why.  Well, when we went to check-out; there was a 55.00 charge on our bill
for same day cancellation of the dinner.  I was told this was hotel policy,
if you cancel a dinner on the same day, you are charged 50-percent.  At no
time were we told this.  After much discussion with the front desk
personnel and my insistence of not paying for this, Miguel was called.
They put me on the phone with him and he quoted policy to me.  I can be
very forceful when I’m passionate about something.  I explained to him that
policy was never quoted to me and policies are made to be broken…  he then
wanted to speak to the front desk person.  She told me that Miguel was
going to pay for it out of his pocket.  Didn’t matter to me, I just knew I
wasn’t paying for it. It is a very nice resort for couples who like pools.
The ocean was terrible.  I only put my toes in the water.  Too many
rocks and the resort didn’t keep the beach area clean and groomed.  There
were a lot of Sea Urchins in the shallow water.  It was the worst beach I
have ever been to, but in no way did it ruin my vacation, the pools were fine
with me. Would I recommend it—absolutely for the ambiance, relaxation and pool
lounging, but if you like to ocean, go to Cancun. We did take advantage of the
free shuttle to Playa del Carman for shopping—loved it.  Didn’t go to
Cancun because that trip was from noon to 5pm—too hot!!!  We did one tour,
I wanted Jack to experience some of the culture.  Tulum and Xel-Ha.
Tulum has become very touristy, you are no longer allowed to climb the ruins
because they are deteriorating.  In fact, all the ruins are roped off
now.  Xel-Ha was nice, but a bit crowded which caused cloudy water for
snorkeling.

Thanks,

Janine

p.s.  Jack didn’t believe me about the topless women until he saw them
for himself!!  Thanks again for your help in booking this fantastic
trip.  I know that some of my comments were negative, but I think future
clients should know the good with the bad.

Jack and Janine Harkless/ 06/18/06 / Akron, OH / El Dorado Royale Cancun
Mexico

Hi Katie-

Thank you very much for the email. My apologies for the delay in replying but
I’ve been very busy since returning from Mexico.

I had an excellent time. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was fun.
It was so nice to meet everyone and because there were only 30 or so guests then
I really did have a chance to meet them all!

The service that you set up for the flight and the transport to the resort
was great. Thanks so much for that! We had a little trouble tracking down our
personal concierge once we got to the resort. But Jen and I managed to figure
most things out on our own.

The resort was stunning! Our room was great and pretty close to the beach.
I’ll send some photos once I download them from my camera.

Thanks again for everything.

Cheers,

Catonia Whalen & Jennifer Kesseler / 6/8/07 / New York, NY / El Dorado,
Royale Wedding Cancun

Frank,

I had a wonderful time. I enjoyed it so much that I would love to move there.
It seems as if it was Paradise. I would love to move their. Matter of fact the
first thing I DID WHEN I GOT BACK IS LOOKED ON THE INTERNET TO SEE IF THE
COMPNAY I WORK FOR HAD ANY OPENINGS IN HAWAII. THEY DIDN’T, BUT I WILL KEEP
CHECKING.

WE TOOK 250 PHOTOS JUST TO GET HOME AND TRY TO DOWNLOAD THE PHOTOS AND THEY
WERE NOT THERE!!! WE PANICKED BECAUSE I DID NOT DELETE THEM NOR DID MY HUSBAND.
WE HAD TO TAKE THE SCANDISK TO BESTBUY’S GEEKSQUAD, PAY $60.00 FOR THEM TO SEND
IT TO ST.LOUIS AND THEY SAID IT WILL COST BETWEEN $260-$1600 TO RETRIEVE THE
DATA. IT IS GOING TO COST US TO RETRIEVE THE PICTURES.I AM WILLING TO PAY A
CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY BUT I CAN BUY TWO PLANE TICKETS FOR $1600.00 AND FLY
BACK AND TAKE THE PICTURES AGAIN. THOSE PICTURES ARE SENTIMENTAL AND WE REALLY
WANT THEM. THE GEEKSQAUD SAID THAT THIS IS MORE COMMON THAN USUAL THESE DAYS.
THEY SAID WHEN THE CAMERA GOES THROUGH XRAY IT USUALLY HAPPENS AND THAT THEY ARE
SEEING A LOT OF THESE SAME PROBLEMS WHEN PEOPLE COME BACK FROM VACATION. ALSO, I
HAD TO PAY $25.00 FOR AN OVERWEIGHT BAG ON THE WAY BACK THAT I DID NOT HAVE TO
PAY WHEN LEAVING MEMPHIS. WE LOVE HAWAII AND ARE PLANNING ON TAKING THE KIDS
NEXT XMAS. THE ONLY REASON WE CAN’T GO THIS XMAS IS BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE TO HAVE
ALL THE MONEY WITHIN 2 MONTHS TO MEET THE DEADLINE OF 60 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE.
WE ARE FOR SURE THAT WE ARE GOING NEXT YEAR SO I KNOW I WILL HAVE TO GET THIS
BOOKED THIS YEAR BECAUSE I WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR 5 PLANE TICKETS INCLUDING HOTEL
STAY. ALSO, WHEN WE GOT THEIR THEY UPGRADED OUR ROOM TO KING OCEANVIEW. THIS
VACATION BY FAR BEATS BAHAMAS AND JAMAICA!! THANKS.

Steven & Deborah Jones / 6/3/07 / Memphis, TN / Hawaiin Hilton Village,
Honolulu Hawaii

Heather,

We had a wonderful trip everything was perfect, thank you very
much

Jackie Neal / 06/07

Hi Judy,

The wedding was beautiful and the honeymoon was great. The resort was amazing
and very classy. I loved it and Marvin learned a lot. Ha Ha Ha. He has never
been in a place so elite. He loved it after he relaxed and enjoyed the
pampering. Now he wants it all the time. It helped him to see the thing I love
in life. Simple but elite. We thank you so very much and will book with you
again in the near future and will share with everybody we can your information
too. I am sending you separately a file of pictures of our wedding and
honeymoon.

Thanks again,

Marvin Rakestraw & Maeleen Wolfe / 5/20/07 / Oklahoma City, OK / Grand
Lido Negril, Jamaica

Hey Frank,

Joy and I had a fabulous time at the Bavaro Princess in the DR. The food was
outstanding, and the beach was great. We had a great time. It seemed like this
was a hot spot for European travelers but it was nice to be around a diverse
group of people. We had some trouble with American Airlines (baggage was lost
for a couple days) but that is not the first time I have experienced trouble
with the big airlines…You were a big help in putting this trip together, and
we really appreciate it.

Dennis and Joy Harris / 6/10/07 / Nashville, TN / Bavaro Princess Resort,
Punta Cana

Tammy,

Sorry for the delay in sending this. The last few weeks have been crazy with
non-fun work travel. In an nutshell, thanks to you and your team for
resurrecting what could have been a disaster. Trust me when I say that realizing
your passport is nowhere to be found on the night before leaving for St. Maarten
is no way to start your honeymoon! Luckily for us, you and your team were able
to put together a fantastic trip to St. John (no passport needed) on the fly,
and even were able to book low-cost flights at the last minute. I don’t know how
you pulled it off, but I am very thankful that you did.

We certainly will turn to Elite Travel in the future for our travel needs.
Thanks again for everything!

Jason and Sarah, Atlanta, GA / 6/07

Hi Kay,

How are things with you? how was your trip to greece? We had a WONDERFUL time
in Greece! everything went very smoothly (although we did miss our flight to
athens on the way there due to a late departure from JFK), but everything worked
out and we appreciate all of your help with planning it! I LOVED Santorini,
while Joe enjoyed Athens more! The whole trip was incredible! I will definitely
send you some pictures once I upload them onto my computer, we’ve been moving
into our first apartment together, so we haven’t even had the chance to look at
our pictures yet! Our wedding went perfectly, I will send you some pictures of
that as well, and we will have to plan and come and see you in tarpon springs
soon. Joe really wants to meet you and was very impressed with how well things
went because of you! we will be sure to suggest you to our friends and family,
and use you again in the future! 🙂 good hearing from you and i will get in
contact with you again once we are moved in and settled that way i can spend
some time talking with you! Thanks again for everything!!!

Joe and Serina Raiker / 6/3/07 / Debary, FL / Athens & Santorini
Greece

Hi Kay:

Well we are starting to get some photos from friends so once we have some
jpgs we would be happy to send them over to you. The wedding was a perfect day
and went great!

The honeymoon was great overall. We loved Homeric Poems and want to go stay
there again someday for an anniversary. Their service was great and I just loved
the view from our room and the breakfast was excellent!!!

The Spillotica was not as nice since our room was right under the Pool/Bar
that basically was a restaurant so we could hear people walking above us at all
hours and they had music blasting all the time that was very loud and not
relaxing. We had to tell them to lower it down at 10:00 PM at night since we
could hear it very loudly in our bedroom! The room also smelled of new paint and
mildew everywhere. It needs to air out for a few days. The bathroom also had a
mildew problem on the ceiling and water kept coming out of the shower. The pool
also was too small since you could not really swim in it. The view there was
very nice and breakfast was good. The folks that worked there were very
friendly.

The St. George in Athens was just a fabulous hotel! The service was extremely
good, breakfast was excellent and the room was just so modern and nice. The
staff was very helpful at all times. We loved their pool!! The tour we took was
very good and we had a problem since they called and had no record of it but we
called Kay and she took care of it. I would stay there again. The car service
was great and arrived on time.

Thanks for everything!!

Vivian and Bill Nuckols / 6/10/07 / Campbell, CA / Athens & Santorini,
Greece

Hi Kay,

The wedding and honeymoon were wonderful! Thank you so much for the
recommendation on the Eldorado Royale resort. We truly enjoyed every bit of it.
We enjoyed it so much that we decided to enroll in the Exotic Travel Club and
plan on returning to the Eldorado Royale for our 1-yr anniversary. The resort
was beautiful and the food was to die for. Never could have chosen a better
resort, and we thank you so much for the recommendation for us to enjoy our
honeymoon there. I have posted pictures to my personal website underneath the
Honeymoon 2007 album. Here is the link:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Brad.Ruzicka/BradAshHoneymoon2007

Thanks again for all your help!

Best regards (& happily satisfied),

Brad & Ashleigh Ruzicka / 6/18/07 / McKinney, TX / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Hi Tammy,

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are at the Royal in Cancun and it is
absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! I’m actually on my computer right now looking at the
ocean which is the coolest thing ever. The staff has been A+++++ and the food is
to die for. (we had surf and turf last night that was mouth watering) I can’t
thank you and your staff enough for everything you’ve done. The transition from
airplane to hotel was flawless and all systems are smooth.

I do have one question though…. what is the “Honeymoon Bonus” consist of?
We’ve gotten the room upgrade and I guess a $25 resort credit, but when we met
with the Romance Coordinator she didn’t know anything about an extra bonus.
We’ve brought our marriage certificate and I thought were supposed to receive
something extra – I thought I might have imagined something but just looked over
the invoice and Honeymoon Bonus was on there. Any help in explanation is much
appreciated!

Hope all is well in Florida and thanks again!!!!!

Mike & Lea Reynolds / 7/9/07 / Orlando, FL / Real Royal Cancun,
Mexico

Hi Judy,

Maui was fantastic! Weather was great, got nice tans, just a little mist a
couple days. The Outrigger Royal Kahana is a great place to stay. Our condo was
wonderful! The view was fantastic, Room 408. Spent a lot of time on the lenai
just watching people walking on the beach and the marvelous sunsets.

Very clean, nice pool and grounds and even good elevator service. Couldn’t
have been better except longer. We never got our lei greetings which would have
been nice but I hope you can refund Sherryl’s money. We did the Road to Hana and
sunset cruise and drove to a few beaches. We have a lot of great memories. Thank
you for your super help in letting us have these memories.

Sincerely,

Christine and Wally Komarnicki / 6/12/07 / Chicago, IL / Outrigger Maui,
Hawaii

Hello Katie!

Our Honeymoon was absolutely fantastic! I actually have all kinds of pictures
that are on my myspace page… hopefully that is okay because I tried to attach
them on here and it was taking forever! my myspace is (security reasons cannot
post) enter in my email and you will find me right away! hope you enjoy!! Thank
you!

Nathan & Mindie Fish / 7/1/07 / Raymond, OH / Couples Ocho Rios,
Jamaica

Good afternoon Janine,

I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you again for helping with
our honeymoon / vacation plans. Our trip to Disney Worlds was wonderful.

Richard & Tracey Crosby / 7/8/07 / Lawrenceville, GA / Disney All Star
Resort

FABULOUS Tammy!!! I am not yet home so I will send you a detailed email with
my experience but Cotton Bay is gorgeous, the food delicious, the staff and
management are wonderful, and the accommodations to die for!! We got a
complimentary upgrade to the Chateau Mango Villa. It was right on the beach and
there aren’t enough words to describe it. I didn’t want to come home at
all!!!!!!!

My main laptop is down where I would normally upload my pictures. I hope to
have it up and running before your trip to Cotton Bay so that I can send you
pics of what you are about to experience. 🙂

Paulette Brown and Family / 7/18/07 / Upper Marlboro, MD / Cotton Bay, St.
Lucia

Hi!

Our trip overall was FANTASTIC!! We love that area of Mexico. The grounds of
the resort were beautiful (minus the sandbags) and impeccable. The crew there is
amazing — everyone from the lawn caretakers to the waitstaff to the bellman —
everyone. Service was perfect. We stayed in a Casita in the 27 bldg. Although
the casita suites are unique and charming, we were very disappointed with the
bathrooms. Ours was very outdated and seemed to have a layer of grime. The
entire suite was adorned with this beautiful marble except for the bathtub area.
Water collected where it shouldn’t on the side panel of the tub and the shower
curtain had holes in it.

My husband thought that the food was mediocre during lunch and breakfast. I
thought drinks served in small plastic and Styrofoam cups was more like
something one would find at a 2 or 3 star resort.

Either way, we had a great time and didn’t let an outdated bathroom detract
from our amazing honeymoon. We really appreciated how hard the staff worked to
make sure everyone was happy. I also really like the “natural” feel to the whole
resort. We drove into the Iberostar resort complex and were appalled. Oh! And,
all the pools to choose from was heavenly!! Overall, we had an amazing time and
I didn’t want to come home, but I would check out other 4-5 star resorts before
going back to El Dorado.

A huge thanks to you guys for making all of our travel arrangements. Tammy
was such a pleasure to work with and I’d definately call her again in the
future. We really needed that extra help given all the chaos around our wedding
time.

Thank you,

Todd and Alicia Duffy / 7/2/07 / Madison, WI / El Dorado Royal, Mexico

Hi Tammy,

We got back last night from jamaica and I can not tell you how much we LOVED
IT. My husband and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. I can not explain to you how much we
loved it. I loved the room with the plunge pool, loved it. All the activities,
loved it. All the tours, loved it. EVERYTHING, LOVED IT. I liked how you sent
everything that we needed plus a bag to carry our passports in and tickets.
Everything was so organized and easy to handle. I will definitely contact you
again on our next trips. We already have ideas of where we want to go but it
won’t be until next year July. I will also refer you to everyone I know that is
planning on traveling. Thank you very much for everything and making it easy for
us. We will be in contact. Thanks again Tammy. Let me know if you need anything
else. Thanks,

Katherine Marquez and Francisco Delgado / 7/30/07 / Sun Valley, CA / Breezes
Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Tammy/Heather,

Thank you for the follow up e mail and believe Leslie and I can say we were
amazed at the quality of service offered at the El Dorado. This resort should
truly begin consulting with companies that are heavily involved with customer
service related items. We were impressed from our arrival and departure. I’ve
listed of a few other items you might want to pass on to others and the resort
if possible. Thank you again and look forward to working y’all in the future.

Tammy – I know we had exchanged a few items on employee rewards – can you e
mail me more information that I can pass on to our new Office Leaders in the
State. Thank you in advance.

Excursion to Tulum – was great but would suggest detailing the heat is
intense and an umbrella/hat should be utilized

Reservations – no longer needed at the restaurants

Excursions/Bus Trip – I know these will likely vary but we were the first
couple picked up at 7:45 am and did not know we would stop at the various other
resorts. We were the last to be dropped off after our trip to Playa (thus picked
up at 6pm from Playa and dropped off at 7:30pm) – might be good to pass on the
bus ride might be an hour to two hours due to the stops at other resorts.

RAZ

Richard & Leslie Zientek / 7/29/07 / Houston, TX / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Katie,

Sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you. We have been so busy
every since we got back from the honeymoon. Our wedding was absolutely wonderful
and the honeymoon was amazing. We loved the resort! It was everything that we
were looking for. It was small, romantic and peaceful. You could be as involved
in things as you wanted to be or not at all if you choose so. The staff was
great. We never had to wait long for anything and they were always so helpful.
Of course we had our favorites but who does not. We loved that the resort was
small. We were not really looking for something where there were going to be
tons of people. Also, it never mattered what time we made it out to the beach
there were always lounge chairs (a big plus). It did rain practically everyday
around 11:30 but that did not stop us from falling in love with Jamaica. We
cannot wait to go back to such a wonderful place. Thank you so much for telling
us about this resort.

Jessica and Jayson Brown / 5/28/07 / Dunedin, FL / Couples Sans Souci,
Jamaica

Hey Kay,

Here are our pictures from Tikaye Village. Sorry it took so long we’ve been
so busy. Feel free to share with the couple going. We totally adored St. Lucia
and want to return at least once every five years. We had an amazing experience.
The staff were amazing and remembered our names after day one. The tours were
also great! The only downside was the unpaved, bumpy road getting to the hotel
otherwise the eperience was out of this world! Thanks for all your help

Idia & Rashad Thurston / 4/12/07 / Tampa, FL / TiKaye Village, St.
Lucia

Dear Pauline,

Nicci & I just wanted to say Thank You so much for the picture frame, it
was very thoughtful of you! We also wanted to say thanks for the recommendation
of “Couples Sans Souci” for the Honeymoon! It was absolutely perfect!

Justin & Nicci Fisher /

Judy,

I just wanted to thank you for all your help in making our Wedding and
Honeymoon absolutely amazing. We had a wonderful time and the wedding was just
what I had dreamed of. Sophia at Grand Lido went above and beyond to make the
day perfect for me.

We will be contacting you for our return trip either next year or the year
after. We loved it! Are there other all inclusives you would recommend in
Jamaica? We loved Grand Lido and it was perfect for a honeymoon but we were
thinking of something a little more livlier for a vacation. Let me know your
thoughts when you have time. No rush. Thanks Again!!!

I attached one of our photos so you can see how perfect our wedding day was.
You made the trip what we both dreamed it should be.

Jennifer & Edward Walsh / 6/7/07 / Orlando, FL / Grand Lido Negril,
Jamaica

Wow, I don’t even know where to start, well I’ll start first by saying Thank
you soooo much!, The Hamilton Family wants to express how lucky we are to have
met you. Club Med was wonderful. Oh My the food was excellent, we really enjoyed
ourselves. The rooms were very spacious and clean. Everything was perfect!
Thanks to you!

The Hamilton Family / 5/7/07 / Clearwater, FL / Club Med, Florida

Dear Kay:

The wedding went great. It was just exactly what we wanted! Our honeymoon was
great too. We appreciate all the help you gave us. Our flights went good we
didn’t have any trouble getting our boarding passes or our ride to the resort.
The resort was beautiful. We went snorkling, went on the glass bottom boat ride,
and then we just layed in the hamock and relaxed. The people were all very nice
and helpful. The food was tremendous. I think we gained a few pounds:)

The only problem we had was when we came back to the United States they told
me I had to have a verification letter for my passport application. But that
took maybe 5 minutes so it wasn’t a big deal.

We really do appreciate all your help. It was so relaxing and we had an
amazing time. It was a great kick start to our new lives together.

Leah & Adam Langston / 8/12/07 / Mt Pleasant, Arkansas / Breezes Runaway
Bay, Jamaica

Dear Frank,

Well, we are finally home after a long 4 hour drive from Ft. Lauderdale!

Our cruise on the Enchantment was excellent. We arrived at Park-n-Fly around
12:30pm and were promptly taken to port. HIGHLY recommend them! We have never
parked at the terminal before but once arrive (and upon departing) we both
agreed that it seemed A LOT easier and less stressful to park at Park-n-Fly. We
called when we arrived back in port and the shuttle was there within 5
minutes.

Boarding the ship was easy and having a passport and our Set Sail papers
already printed made it even easier. We checked in, got our SeaPass cards and
were herded to the area for picture taking, which we declined. We were on board
(and overwhelmed!) by 1:00pm

Having done some research on the Enchantment and Royal Caribbean in general
we already had a few “must do first” things. First we made reservations for
Chops Grille and were happy we got an early seating so that we could watch the
sunset during dinner. Then we were off to get the soda package. Of course a
“welcome” table with freshly made frozen cocktails was waiting close by and we
had our first experience at sticker shock for beverages….8.95 each, not
including tax and tip!

We then headed to the dining room to check on the placement of our seating
assignment. Wow, were we surprise when we found out we were right next to the
Captains table! We were also happy that it was a only a table for four.

Next we were off to go see our room. We are VERY happy that we moved from
deck 4 to deck 8. It ended up being very easy to get to everything, especially
the pool deck, which is where we were most of the time! I had ordered the Happy
Anniversary room decoration package it was all set up in the room and looked
very nice. We were disappointed to see we had a letter stating that our
excursion in Belize had been canceled.

We ordered a “gift basket” from Just Because of You by Shelley. While we were
in our room, the basket was delivered (around 2:30pm) and worth every penny!
Another, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED vendor for your customers! We ordered a 750ml bottle
of Grey Goose Vodka and 18pk of Smirnoff Ice. It came in a Styrofoam cooler and
wrapped in Happy Anniversary cello with a card, for 103.00 (pocket change
compared to what the ship was charging!)

Next we headed to the Windjammer cafe for lunch…….WONDERFUL!! Then we
headed to the Explorations desk to book another excursion.

Muster drill at 4:30 and our luggage was at our door when we got back. We
prepared our formal wear to be sent to laundry to be pressed. We quickly changed
into our swimsuits and headed to the pool deck for the departure.

It was windy and we had rough seas. Thankfully neither one of us was bothered
by the “motion of the ocean” cause man was it a rockin’ It was rather funny to
see the “waves” in the pool!!!

We picked the late dinner and again, very happy with that choice. Our waiter
was EXCELLENT and very entertaining! We never missed a night in the dinner room,
even when we had an early dinner at Chops on Friday!!!

Our room attendant was nice, a little to reserved for our taste, but the
service was great. She kept our cooler full of ice too.

Key West was a nice port. Even though we live in Florida, we had never been
there before. We rented a scooter and had a blast cruising the island.

This was also formal night and the Captains Reception. The Captain gave a
little hint about a new RCCL ship coming in 2009 or so that is going to be
220,000 TONS! I can NOT fathom the idea of a ship that huge.

Apparently, during this time a passenger become greatly ill (possible stroke)
and we turned around and headed back to Key West while the Coast Guard
helicopter headed towards us (all in keeping with the “drama” of our first
cruise, right)

We were at full speed, 22 knots. The Captain was up and gone several times
during dinner. No one knew what was going on, unless of course you happened to
be on deck 9, 10 or 11 during any of it.

2 hours later we met the Coast Guard and 30minutes later we were turned back
around and headed towards Cozumel.

We watched the Broadway Production show and was somewhat disappointed. The
singers and dancers were wonderful but the songs were not popular choices and
therefore lacked audience participation. It was so lack luster that I can only
recall one song and it was from Chicago.

This medical emergency our arrival into Cozumel and we were in port at 2:00pm
instead of 10:00am, canceling yet another excursion! Although we knew what had
happened. I found it rather odd that there was no announcement of anything until
around 8:00am that morning.

We grabbed a taxi (that was FUN!) with two girls and headed to Paradise
Beach. It was nice. Nothing over the top but nice. We did some snorkeling and
seen some fish and HUGE conch shells, of course we couldn’t keep them! We left
at 5:30pm and did some QUICK shopping at the pier and were back on board by
6:30.

Dinner was nice with Italian night and singing. Then we went to The Quest and
laughed entirely to much! Then on to win around 100.00 at slot machines!!

Belize was amazing. We tendered here. Our excursion picked us up at the ship
which was a nice surprise. We went to the Barrier Reef to snorkel for about an
hour and then headed to a private little island beach called Banister Island.
Spent about 1 1/2 hours there before heading back to the ship.

Then we caught the tender to the pier and did some shopping and eating. We
headed back to the ship around 3:30pm Dave went back to the room to take a nap
and I headed to the pool deck to read my book and ended up taking nap as
well.

Dinner again was excellent and had singing and dancing. Our waiter really was
awesome and the most entertaining out of all of them!

The Love and Marriage game was next and I thought I laughed at The
Quest….this was just to die for and NOT to be missed by anyone! It really was
so much fun!

Next was on to lose about 40.00 at slot machines!!!

Then to the Gala Midnight Buffet….what a feast and ooohhh soooo
pretty!!

Friday was our day at Sea and again, had a wonderful day. We were so thrilled
with this cruise that we went ahead and booked a “nextcruise”. (More on that to
follow)

We started packing around 4:00pm

Dinner was at Chops Grille at 6:00pm. Another not to be missed event and
worth every penny of the 20.00/pp surcharge. We had crab cakes and onion soup
for starters, 10oz filet mignon with sauted mushrooms and REAL whipped potatoes
along with Mississippi Mud pie for desert (which we took to our room instead of
eating right away!)

Following dinner we did go to the dining room for our normal seating. We had
such a great time with our table mates and waiter that we didn’t want to miss
the last night. Plus who could turn down LOBSTER! We passed on starters and
salads, obvisoulsy stuffed from Chops dinner, and just had the lobster tail. We
went back to our room to finish packing and set our luggage in the hall.

We wrapped the night up with losing 40.00 again at the slots and then heading
to the Viking Crown to watch the HIGHLY intoxicated younger crowd dance! It was
an entertaining as the shows!!

Saturday morning, I have never seen so many depressed people in my life! No
one wanted to go home. Disembarkation was rather smooth. We were off the ship,
collected our luggage and was back at our car by 10:30am.

I don’t think we were in bed before 1:00am on any night during the cruise. We
only slept in til 9:30 on our Cozumel day, but only because we already knew we
were going to be late coming into port.

So we have returned to our “normal” everyday life. We are very much going to
plan another cruise and pray that the drama that followed this one, follows
someone else next time!!!

Thanks again so much Frank!

Holli and David Tencza / 5/7/07 / Ocala, FL / RCCL Enchantment of the
Seas

Dear Kay,

A lot of these pictures are of the surrounding landscapes and sea, but that
was the beatiful part… We had a nice time and I would highly recommend to
anyone that is interested in a great vacation. Have a Great Day!

Carmen Bigelow / 4/26/07 / Franklin, TN / Dreams Los Cabos ( Photos under
gallery on this site)

Frank,

Dennis and I along with the 4 kids all enjoyed Couples Negril very much. I
know you know how much Matthew and Beth enjoy it since this is their 4th trip
and Shane and Melissa’s 2nd trip. Needless to say this will not be mine and
Dennis’ only trip, we have already been talking about going back next year.
Everything was wonderful at the resort, we could not have asked for more
enjoyable people, the employees bend over back wards to make sure that you have
anything and everything you want. We made friends with several members of the
staff, and of course a lot of them already knew Matthew and Beth and we were
introduced to them also.

The only problem we had could not be helped and that was a thunderstorm in
Atlanta that prevented us from landing when we were supposed to, instead we
circled several times and then had to be diverted to Jacksonville to re-fuel.
But as we all know you don’t mess with Mother Nature and we really needed the
rain. But we all got home safe and sound and that is the most important thing. I
will probably be emailing you to find out about the deals for next year. I
believe Matthew and Beth said the sooner we signed up the better deal we might
get.Talk to you soon. Thanks

Debbie & Dennis Forrister/ 5/5/07 / Cedartown, GA / Couples Negril

As far as suggestions go, I would recommend that when you have someone that
is staying at more than one resort as we did, send that printed book for both
resorts. We made great use of the zipper bag and the booklet you sent for Sans
Souci and would have liked a booklet like that for Negril. We had a great time
at both resorts. The change over at the airport though stunk. We were
essentially dropped off on the curb at the airport but we were not allowed back
in because of security. We were told 10 minutes, and ended up waiting closer to
45 minutes. It was ridiculous and frustrating. We put this on the survey for
Negril. We ended up losing half of a day in travel going from San Souci to the
airport (2 hours), waiting at the airport (45 minutes), traveling to Negril (1 ½
hours). They really need a shuttle or cab that will take you cross island.

I would like to see if you have any type of program where I can get some free
tickets if I book a large group. Let me know.

Thomas & Carmen Birkhead / 5/1/07 / Melbourne, FL / Couples Sans
Souci

Hi Kay,

We had a wonderful time. The weather was gorgeous and the ports were
interesting and exotic. I’ve been on several Caribbean cruises but this was my
first in Europe. Traveling with Europeans is definitely a different experience.
Fewer lines at the buffet, for example! The ship was lovely and staff very
friendly.

Thanks for the t-shirts, but honestly, the photo of the couple and the sunset
was too cheesy for my taste – especially traveling with my sister. Might I
suggest a more generic print and perhaps a large tank that one could use as a
pool-side cover-up instead?

Thanks so much,

Carol Petrov / 5/26/07 / Silver Springs, MD / RCCL, Splendour of the Seas

Katie,

The El Dorado Royale was absolutely wonderful….our rooms were great and the
service fantastic! Food delicious!!! Except for a few problems with the wedding
coordinators, which we were told are not part of the El Dorado but with LoMas
Travel, our stay here could not have been better. and Tanya’s wedding was
perfect – the El Dorado staff did a wonderful job.

One suggestion….let travlers know to go directly to Amex or Travel
Impressions outside (airport) and not get sucked into the onslaught of vendors
as you are looking for your transport.

Thank you

Alana Daggett / 6/5/07/ Poughkeepsie, NY / El Dorado Royale, Mexico

Hi Katie-

We had no issues with the flights, transfers or room. There were no mix ups
or conflicts between what we paid for and what we received. What I expected to
get, we got. There wasn’t any misrepresentation. So…I feel Elite Travel did
everything I would expect from a travel agent (except one thing, which I will
mention last).

The El Dorado wasn’t everything I would have liked. They were not very
accommodating on minor issues…but over 5 days, those issues build up. It took
30 minutes to check in because the front desk kept answering the phone. The only
sports bar on site wouldn’t change the channel for the guys who wanted to watch
the NBA finals so they had to go back to the room. They overcharged us in the
gift shop and they said the item was marked wrong…and charged us the higher
price. I told the concierge but didn’t even get an apology…let alone anything
else. The golf carts that are needed to take you to and from your hotel room
don’t have their own path. They practically run you over. Being 18 weeks
pregnant…this was not appreciated. There is no shopping or shuttle to shopping
offered by the hotel. The only shuttle there is runs once a day…at 6pm! So,
you have to take a taxi into Playa de Carmen. The beach was very small and the
only water activities offered were ones you would have to pay for. All the
floors are marble…even in the hotel rooms, so you had to lay your towels down
not to slip. Again, being pregnant…this was awful. Our next door neighbor
slipped and fell…and the hotel charged THEM for the repairs!

And I think the worse thing was the dinner reservations. No one tells you to
make ALL your dinner reservations in advance. I wish we were told this by Elite.
You need reservations to eat at all but 3 of the restuarants. So…guess which
ones we HAD to eat at? It was horrible. Even 24 hrs notice wasn’t enough to get
a time.

We had a good time because we were with friends, but I would not recommend
this place to anyone who has resort expectations. It was more like a rude cruise
ship; Stuck with what they have to offer, and not polite when there’s an issue.
I also wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who wants to leave the grounds. I would
recommend staying closer to town.

Laurie & Gerardo Leal / 6/6/07 / Chesterfield, VA / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Katie,

It was a little hot and humid, but the resort was wonderful. Tanya had some
interesting experiences with the wedding planner, but the wedding was beautiful.
The minister they had spoke perfect English and was absolutely wonderful. She
did not have to read anything, but said everything directly to Clay and Tanya.
It was so romantic and moving. The beach site was wonderful. Some of the other
beach locations were less than ideal because of the large sand bags offshore to
prevent beach erosion. The food at the reception was fabulous and more than we
anticipated. The waiters were attentive and entertaining. We did have to do some
work for the table decorations. Tanya’s mom and I went to Playa shopping and had
a great time to get table decorations which were going to be exorbitant in price
($80 per table!). Tanya also asked for a stick to hit the piñata, but they
refused. She got so mad (this was the day of the wedding and you should not mess
with a nervous bride) that she went out and ripped up a stake holding some
landscaping for the piñata stick!!!

The only travel problem I think anyone had was with Nathan and Elisha. They
traveled on Spirit air lines who lost their luggage. It was delivered on Friday
(they arrived on Thursday). They were just a little nervous. The flights for
everyone else seemed to be great.

We were booked for an oceanfront room, but something was amiss and they
offered us a bottom room with the lazy river right outside the back of the room
which we absolutely loved. The rooms were all fabulous, clean, spacious, and
well appointed. There was enough hot water for a wonderful bath or shower. Some
people complained that we were not all together in one area. Some complained
that we were on the opposite end of the resort from Clay and Tanya, but I loved
the separation from the louder areas.

The food at the restaurants was always great. We had the rehearsal dinner at
Cocatel, which was a bit noisy, but we wanted AC (and needed it). The service at
Cocatel was “European” and slow, but the food was good. Fuentes had a great
breakfast spread. We loved the custom made omelets. However, it is important to
make reservations early. Most of us could not get reservations at a lot of the
restaurants requiring them. We used the gym which was adequate for us and air
conditioned (thank goodness). We didn’t use the spa this time so I can’t comment
on that.

I do want to comment about tipping. When we have been at other all inclusive
resorts, we were told to NOT TIP. However, tipping was allowed and encouraged
there. I wish we had know that and come prepared with smaller bills. It made
things a little more expensive.

Playa del Carmen is a great little town. We loved it. The resort only offered
shuttle service at 6 pm which filled up quickly. A group of us rented a van for
$60 round trip to go to Playa because the shuttle was full. The restaurants at
Playa were a little pricey, not air conditioned, but the food we had there was
absolutely wonderful.

Overall, Joe and I would love to go back some day and stay in the Casitas.
They were really nice.

Joseph & Barbara White / 6/5/07 / Lake Charles, LA / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Katie,

the trip was fantastic because we were traveling with wonderful people. I
also thought the facilities were remarkable. I must admit though that the
service was lacking. The staff just wasn’t very accomodating on
certain
things – such as getting enough water in the rooms, or even at the restaurants
for that matter. They refused to let groups push tables together and if we had a
group of 5 and a table only had 4 chairs, it was a down-right argument to pull
up an additional chair. Although the food quality at most restaurants was good,
the food service was extremely slow and on occasion a waiter would make a snide
comment in Spanish – not knowing that part of our group spoke the language.

Again, it wasn’t enough to dampen the mood of the weekend, but if you are
recommending the El Dorado as a top-of-the-line resort, you might rethink it –
particularly for a wedding. I hope Tanya tells you the horror stories of dealing
with them and their wedding coordinators, but if she doesn’t please know that
they were relentlessly unaccomodating. I think Tanya still had a good time, but
that place should never be recommended to another potential bride. Every small
request she made was met with a “no” before the question was hardly finished –
and no alternative options were ever offered. I am truly surpised that Tanya
kept it together since they were clearly not interested in making the process
easy or fun, as it should have been.

Alright, that’s enough from me. I hope you get accurate feedback from the
others as well so that you know more about that place. Again, I loved the
facilities and grounds, but the service was truly something to be desired.

Thanks!

Jill Cantrell / 6/7/07 / Dallas, TX / El Dorado Royale, Mexico

Hi Kay,

My trip was the most exciting thing I have ever done. I had so much fun and
also relax, something that was well over due.

Hotel was great! Everybody was wonderful and friendly. I felt at home at all
times. Thanks for all your help, you are a great travel agent. We plan on do
other travels and our plan is to us you.

Thanks again for everything you done for us, you are greatly appreciated.

Michelle Davis / 5/29/07 / Cherokee Village, AR / Riu Paradise Island,
Bahamas

Kay,

The trip was fantastic! We had an amazing time and everything went smoothly.
Thank you so much for your help.

Annie & David Bennett / 5/26/07 / Alexandria, VA / RCCL Splendour of the
Seas Europe

I wanted to thank you and the entire reunion committee again for putting
together a fabulous 40th reunion for all the students of Ribault Class of 1967
to remember.

Everyone did a wonderful job in the  planning and coordinating of the
activities for the entire weekend and I know it will be a memorable for all
attendees.  A lot of hard work from all the committee members reflected on
the outstanding performance of the event.

Once again, thank you.

Take care,

Renee Sallah Smith

Just in case you don’t see the message on the guest book, what a great
weekend! Please tell all of the committee members that they put together an
awesome reunion!  I just can’t tell you how good it was to see everyone. I
had to leave for a few hours on Saturday for my brother’s birthday.( the nerve
to plan a party on the same day). I couldn’t wait to get back up there and just
made it for the picture!
I’m looking forward to the 60th birthday party I
heard some talking about. Take care of yourself and thanks again!

Sincerely Gary R. Coulliette

Hi Tammy,

My apologies for the delay in responding. We’ve both been busy trying to
catch up with all that we missed at work while on the honeymoon. To answer your
question, we had a great time. More important, the assistance you and your team
provided in helping us re-schedule everything at the last minute due to my lost
passport was exceptional. I’m not exaggerating when I say that you saved the
day!

If there is a testimonial section of the website or in your marketing
materials let me know and I would be happy to include my thoughts.

Thanks again, Jason Cuevas / 5/15/07 / Atlanta, GA / Westin, St. John

Tammy,

It was excellent! The staff was so friendly and helpful with everything. It
was a easy transfer from the airport to the resort which I was worried about.
Back to the airport was even faster. I would recommend all my friends. It
planned very well on Elite Travel’s part. Hiram and I were happy with
everything.

Jennifer Thibodeaux / 6/1/07 / Katy, TX / Breezes Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Dear Judy,

Thanks for the welcome letter Our wedding and reception went perfectly and
our honeymoon was FABULOUS!!!
Thanks so much for all your hard work and
great resort reccomendations. Everyone at the El Dorado was great and made us
feel so special and welcome, we are sorry we had to leave. The food was
excellent, the staff was great and we met alot of great people.

Thanks again,

Sherryl and David Reiss / 5/28/07 / Chicago, IL / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Frank-

Thanks for the champagne that was very nice of you. We were moved to the 10th
floor after the first night so everything worked out well.

After looking Clearwater area we think your advice on the Marriott was the
best. Thanks for the wonderful first anniversary.

Gaidi & Julie Hartage / 5/26/07 / Farmington, CT / Marriott Sand Key,
FL

Hi Judy

The wedding was great, the honeymoon was fantastic but not long enough.
Couples we loved it, the location was the best. The first two days we had room
issues but they took care of them and things were great from then on. We will go
back.

P.S. Elite’s Level of service was top notch, at the airport and at hotel
check in everything went very smooth. There were no problems not a one. we will
use Elite for our next trip.

Tyrone & Alisa Neal / 5/7/07 / West Palm Beach, FL / Couples Ocho Rios,
Jamaica

Frank,

Sorry it has taken so long to get the review to you. We have been busy
booking our return trip in December!

The resort is absolutly fabulous. It is just what we expected it to be. The
staff is so nice and eager to help with any problem that might arise. When we
got to the resort, our room wasn’t ready so we had to wait around for about 2
hours. They were very accomodating. The food is wonderful. I am trying to think
of something to complain about and the only thing I can think of is we miss the
free repeater massages. I know we have the couples rewards, but we miss the
massage and t-shirts. It was a nice gift.

When we go back we will use our rewards points from this previous trip but it
isn’t enough for two massages. Couples is our heaven-on-earth and will always be
our “spot.” Thank you for introducing CN to us.

Matthew & Catherine Forrister / 6/1/07 / Kennesaw, GA / Couples Negril,
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

We had a great time. The weather didn’t always cooperate, but hey, what are
you going to do ? (Smile) As for the transfers, I only remember that we had to
make it back to the airport on our own after the trip was over May 7th. Not
arriving into Greece. The cover letter that I had from Central Holidays, marked
ATHENS said that we would be greeted by a representative from Tour Greece
holding a sign that reads CENTRAL HOLIDAYS. This was on our Athens information
and instructions page. After a little over an hour of waiting,and making phone
calls, two tired not so happy campers just got a cab to the Hotel. Thanasis from
Tour Greece came over that evening to talk with us and didn’t understand why we
had this cover letter in our package that said what it did, and no documentation
in the office to pick us up. I guess we were not suppose to have that paper
saying that we would be greeted,or someone just did not put it in the computer.
I’m pretty sure that was the arragement. I only remember the air transfer from
Crete being too expensive and we waited for that to come down in price.
Regardless, we survived it.

Santorini was WONDERFUL! We both want to go back. Dana Villas was FANTASTIC!
Recommend HIGHLY, but make sure people don’t have leg and hip problems. There
are A LOT fo steps to climb down and up again to go anywhere. Mykonos was OK,
and K Hotels I would NOT recommend to anyone. The beds were awful and the
reception staff I found unfriendly and useless when it came to getting
information.

Crete was a lot of fun. The Hotel He—- was OK. I would NOT recommend or go
back to that one either. As for the food in the restaurant, I wish we would of
passed. There were better restaurants and verities of food on the main street.
Actually, we found a few on the beach that were better. (Think twice about
pushing their meal package) If you’re American, it is money wasted. The food was
bland and boring. We also notice there were a lot of Families from
England,Germany and maybe even Australia there. It was like being on a cruise
ship that didn’t move without the casino and shows.

Athens was fun and interesting. I was amazed with all the scooters and how
FAST they weave in and out of
traffic, (Scary) but, fun. Actually the cars
are not that much different. Tail gating is an ART there. (LOL) The night before
we were heading out of Greece, there was some sort of tournament and whoever won
it,
there was havoc in the streets. Horns blowing,people yelling, fireworks
(Which I did not see or know at the
time) just a lot of BOOMS. I was relieved
to find out that it was sports related because the second day we
were in
Athens there was a car bomb that went off and it had something to do with
students protesting. We
could see the smoke from our balcony at the Polis
Grand. It was not that far away, Maybe four or five
blocks away.

The Polis Grand was a pretty cool Hotel. Very clean and comfortable. I would
HIGHLY recommend it. Great
location. Just don’t send someone there that is
too stuck up. The prostitutes wouldn’t fly very well
being just two doors
down. (LOL) Seriously! (LOL) I need to get going Kay. Once we have everything
downloaded onto the computer, I will send it to you (pictures) Have a safe and
FUN trip back to Greece
when you go. Let me hear from you when you get
back.

Michael & Beverly Seeback / 4/25/07 / Albuquerque, NM / Greece
Package

Katie: ( DESTINATION WEDDING)

We had the most amazing time and the wedding was unbelievable and
unforgettable. Thank you so much for all your efforts and arrangements you made
with the hotel and with my guests. I think we inspired alot more destination
weddings and I will get your name out to people. You have made my wedding
planning and trip just carefree and enjoyable and it was much appreciated.

Kathy & Tito Marrero / 2/13/07 / Vernon, NJ / Iberostar Paraiso Del
Mar

Hey Katie,
Thank you so much for hooking us up with that wonderful
vacation. It was really really beautiful our room was great, we only had one
minor issue, we had no hot water for 3 days and could not use the outside
Jacuzzi for 2 days, but they took care of it and everything else was really just
wonderful. The people were very nice and island was just simple beautiful. I
will attach a few pictures from our balcony. Thank you again so so much.
Hopefully you can hook us up just as good next time. Hope all is well thanks.

Peter and Maria Cavasinni / 5/7/07 / West Babylon / Grand Lido Negril

Tammy – Scott and I had a great time down in Ocho Rios, enjoyed our stay at
Couples, very friendly staff, good food, etc.

Here are all the photos I took, enjoy. Thaks for the travel tips on those
Mexican resorts. We will look into them and I may call you about our trip back
to Royal Hideaway. Our friends are going July 25-30.

Liz & Scott MacDonald / 3/8/07 / Centreville, VA / Couples Ocho Rios

Judy,

The wedding was beautiful and the honeymoon was awesome!! . The Hyatt was
gorgeous, I would definately go there again and highly recommend it. The food
was great every morning at Swan Court, the pool was fun and refreshing with all
of the waterfalls, slide and the grotto bar!! :). Thank you for everything you
and Elite Travel have done, the hotel packet with all of the vouchers and flight
times was so well organized. Thank you again for making our honeymoon in Maui a
WONDERFUL experience.

Sincerely,

Aimee & Brian Birkholz / 3/13/07 / Jacksonville, FL / Hyatt, Maui

Dear Frank,

What an unbelievable, spectacular time we had in St. Lucia. It was better
than I expected. Sandals treated us very well. The wedding was a breeze, they
took care of all legal aspects promptly and the ceremony was wonderful. They
upgraded us to a suite with the pool after a faulty airconditioner in our room.
WOW! Thank you for all your help in leading us to Sandals, St. Lucia!

I am going back every April. We went to the Grande one day and went on an
awesome snorkeling trip. Then we took a cab on a tour. I want to pass this man’s
name on to you, Please give this guy to ALL your clients. We met him in Castries
one day, then hired him for 2 trips and he was prompt, he went out of his way to
make our tour day enjoyable, he took us to a place to by a local CD (we are
musicians), he stopped to pick mango’s, got us coconuts, cassava bread, and
showed us the most beautiful beaches and locations(Ladera hotel, Marigot Bay,
Anse Chansenet Beach)! The hotel and other taxi’s charge 120 to 160 for a day
tour. We paid 80, then tipped him 25. We loved him! A trustworthy guy.

Thank you,

Tracy & Joseph Scrima / 4/17/07 / Burlington, MA / Sandals Regency St.
Lucia

Katie,

We had such a wonderful time! The staff at Grand Lido Braco is wonderful! We
felt like we were truly taken care of and made lots of new friends. We really
like the seclusion of the resort. There was no hustle and bustle feeling of the
outside world or unwanted noises! I have referred friends to you and to stay at
the Grand Lido Braco. We are already talking about another trip next year. I
will remember to give you a call when we decide for sure. Thank you again for
everything that you did for us.

Lori & Brian Sellers / 4/20/07 / Newton, AL / Grand Lido Braco

Katie, overall the trip was absolutely fabulous!We were very pleased with
Elite Travel arrangements with the hotel and the transfers.

Darin & Mary Jean Walters / 4/20/07 / Chandler, AZ / Grand Lido Braco,
Jamaica

Katie,

All was great-from the staff to food to entertainment to cleanliness of the
resort and room. The bus drive is something left to be desired, but no one can
help that. Only issue was that we were put over in the Au Natural side and not
with our group, we did get a room upgrade though. It actually all worked out
fine. The only confusion we had was filling out the custom immigration papers on
the plane. The attendants did not give any instructions and would not answer any
questions that just kept saying filll this out.

We have already started talking about next year. Do you have any suggestions
for the Bahamas or Mexico? Which would you choose, etc?

Thanks for all your help and assistance,

Samantha & Kirt / 4/20/07 / Birmingham, AL / Grand Lido Braco,
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

Hawaii was an awesome experience. We would actually consider living there. We
hiked, surfed, saw a beautiful sunrise above the clouds, a gorgeous sunset at
our Luau, and unforgetable sights! However, our only complaint would be the
cruise line….NCL. We do not think we would ever travel with them again. Their
customer service was not up to par. We were extremely disappointed. I was not
even aware of the specialty restaurants in which passengers had to pay an
additional $10 for……. not to mention the gym classes as well.

Their service at the restaurants were very slow. We had the manager come to
us three consecutive mornings to apologize for their delay on the food. Every
one on the cruise that we spoke to had the same complaints! I know that is not
your fault, of course, but you should be aware of it for your future clients. I
was also waiting for them to celebrate our anniversay like you had mention, but
I guess they forgot about it. We did receive your $25 gift certificate and we
thank you very much for that! 🙂 As far as pictures are concerned I will ask my
sister to e-mail those to you. We have very nice pics to show you. Thanks once
again :).

Richard & Monica Ruiz / 4/1/07 / Miami, FL / Norwegean Cruise Lines,
Hawaii

Hello K,

Sorry I had been unable to get back to you earlier. As I am sure Monica told
you, the trip was spectactular. The NCL’s service was NOT the most commendable,
nonetheless, our trip was a success. I do not have the pics yet, but as soon as
I do, I will be sure to forward them to you. Hope all is well with you and your
family.

best wishes,

Christina & Alex / 4/1/07 / Miami, FL / Norwegean Cruise Lines

Frank, We had a great time. The Hyatt was a lovely property and we loved the
newly renovated areas. It was a tiny bit noisy during the week by the pool when
the construction crews were working on the other building, but besides that and
one of the conceriege’s who was not very friendly, all the staff was great and
tended to our every need.

I would definitely recommend the Hyatt to friends for great location, service
and accommodations.

Thanks for all your help.

Rebecca & Patricia / 3/15/07 / Tampa, FL / Hyatt Key West

Tammy,

Thank you so much for planning this trip for us. Especially for putting up
with the hassles. We had a Great time on our trip and we can’t wait to go back.
We know several others interested in having the same experience themselves and
they will be contacting you in the future. Thanks again. Here are a few
pictures.

Floyd & Timeka / 4/1/07 / Marietta, Ga / Couples Sans Souci

Tammy,

I can not say enough good things about you and your staff. Our honeymoon to
Australia was a dream come true and because of you and your staff it was
flawless. Thank you so very much for all you did. I look forward to booking our
next trip with you!!

Jessica and Marc Petot / 3/25/07 / Seminole, FL / Australia Package

Everything went as planned. We called to confirm the transportation from the
hotel to the train station on Tuesday and glad we did as they had us down for
the following day. The hotel was nothing special but the view & staff made
up for that and we didn’t spend hardly any time in the room anyway so no
problem. The bed was hard & really the only negative about the whole trip.

We took a boat ride over to the Island of Capri and I would recommend that to
everyone as it was the best day of the trip. For $20 to $25 euro each you can
rent a cab for the entire day which made the trip there easy& you got to see
everything on the island. I could go on & on but won’t. I would like to know
more about your company as Mary Waugaman handled this from start to finish so if
you have details you send out, I would enjoy receiving it so we can use you
again. Thanks for everything.

William & Paula Sargent / 4/14/07 / Tampa, FL / Hotel Pasitea, Naples
Italy

Well, hello! Thanks for the response. Our cruise was amazing!!!! There should
not be a rule that you get only one honeymoon, b/c that was the best week Chris
and I have ever had. It truly was a “honeymoon”. The food was amazing, the
service was wonderful, and the sailing was very smooth. The only complaint we
had is that the cruise line had a hold on some of the money in our bank account
after we had previously settled our tab w/ them. My husband called them, and
everyhting was taken care of quickly. So, we want to thank you and all of the
great people over at Elite Travel for giving the best wedding present we could
have asked for … (a perfect honeymoon together). And we will definetly use the
$25 gift card towards our next cruise. We want to sail again next year for our
first anniversary. Please send me any info you have for the cruises to
Italy,Greece, or some place romantic that you could recommend. Any promos, or
events that could help us pay for our next cruise we will greatly appriciate
info on also. Thanks again for all of your time and your help, and God
Bless!!!

Sincerely,

Mr. & Mrs Farina / 4/2/07 / Lakeland, FL / WINNER Royal Caribbean Cruise
Majesty of the Seas

Hey Tammy,

Our trip was amazing! It was the perfect Honaymoon. I want to apologize for
the “over the water bungalow” issue I guess I didn’t understand when you told
me, But I also want to say Thank you so much for making the effort to work it
all out, I hope I didn’t cause too much trouble for you. Thank you again soo
much our Honeymoon was/is absoutly unforgettable. We took a few different
excursions, along with the private island dinner and the helicopter. I would
definetly like to reccommend the Shark Experiance excursion, we went diving with
sharks and all the other amazing creations, they video recorded the whole thing
and made a DVD for us as well, it was just perfect! I have never done any kind
of scuba diving before but this was so easy and we only went up to 60 feet max.
it was the neatest thing. Again Thank you so much I will certainly reccommend
you to friends and family, as well as use your services again in the future.
Thank you,

Jason & Tasha Wadsworth / 4/5/07 / Palm Bay, FL / Tahiti Package

How nice of you to follow up. We had a fantastic time, the resort was
wonderful and the people who worked there could not have been nicer or more
accomodating, took advantage of a few of the numerous excursions and found the
same to be true of the people who worked outside of the resort. All flights went
smoothly and on time.

We would highly recommend your agency to friends and family and we would use
your services in the future. Many thanks.

Jackie & Neal Scott / 6/9/07 / Tampa, FL / Royal Caribbean Cruise

Hi Kay,

Glad to hear from you. Belize was great we had a blast. The only problem with
experienced was with the pickup ride from the hotel to the airport. The person
who was to pick us up never showed up and so they had to send someone else from
the airport to pick us up. The pickup was supposed to be at 12pm and they did
not get to the hotel until 12:35pm! So they were 35 minutes late. It was
completely unacceptable but at that point there was nothing we could do about
it.

Well on a happier note we did get to venture into the city. We went cave
tubing and to some mayan ruins. Below is the link to some of our pictures.
Enjoy!

Idia & Rashaad / 4/12/07 / Tampa, FL / Belize Package

Hello The cruise was wonderful, I really enjoyed Cozumel, would have loved to
Have spent more time there…..One of these days, I would love to take Another
one, but I am thinking I want to be on a bigger ship with a balcony!! I have
pictures but I haven’t got them on a CD, I was thinkingOf doing that….your
service was great, thanks for all your help….Do I just need to go online to
give feedback? Did they say when I would Receive a refund….. Thanks,

Kay & Joe / 4/21/07 / Ash Flat, AR / Carnival Cruise Lines

Hi Frank. Rich and I wanted to let you know that the trip was truly a trip of
a lifetime. The service we received on Oceania was fantastic and the food on the
ship was second to none. We really enjoyed all the ports of call and it was an
unforgettable experience. Thank you for finding the perfect cruise for us.

Maria Balestriere

Our experience and service with Elite Travel Group was everything we
expected. Being that this was our first time going to Europe, we wanted to make
sure that we chose the right company and agent to assist us in such an important
trip. Our agent, Judy Sontag, prepared everything in a timely manner and was
patient in meeting all our needs for the trip. Hotels were great and chosen in
great locations and our trip schedule went smooth and easy. My wife and I look
forward in using Elite Travel Group in the near future and will recommend their
services to friends and family.

Thank-you!

Veda and Javier Labra

Good Afternoon Tammy,

In response, we wanted to let you know that everything was spectacular. We
thoroughly enjoyed our vacation! The Couples San Souci Resort was outstanding
and we will definitely return in the future. The service was exceptional, the
property was clean, the food was excellent and the experience was priceless.
What we loved most about this property is that it was not commercialized and
truly an all-inclusive resort.

In addition, Katie was exceptional in providing all pertinent information and
answering all the annoying questions Michael and I bombarded her with 🙂
Overall, our experience was superb from all sides and we will utilize the
expertise of Elite Travel again.

One question…….if I wanted to purchase a $400.00 credit towards the same
resort for my parents, how would I go about doing that?

Thanks for Everything!

Shanon Hardman

DESTINATION WEDDING

Dear Tammy,

Paul and I would like to thank you and your team, specifically Victoria
Jaszcz, for all your help in planning our destination wedding to the Bahamas.
Vicki was fantastic to work with and helped to mek our troubles with the resort
dissapear. Her ability to handle some of our more troublesome family members
enabled me to relax and have fun through the planning process. Once Vicki was
involved, I knew I could sit back and enjoy being a bride.

We especially appreciate all the help you provided to our 40 guests after the
weddign was over. You took time out of your own vacation to inspect the resort
and then followed up with your tour operator, Travel Impressions, to issue a
creidt to our guests for the poor condition of the hotel. Most agents would have
forgotten about the group once the travel was confirmed and ticketed. You went
above and beyond the responsibilities of a travel agent.

Thank you for all your help and for making our wedding a memorable and
special occasion. Yourdedication and professionalism is admirable and I look
forward to working with you and your agency in the future.

Best Regards,

Michaal & Paul Rossi / 2/2/06 / Orlando, FL/ Radisson Cable Beach,
Bahamas

DESTINATION WEDDING
That is a great picture. Thank you for everything you
did to make this event perfect. Everyone said it was the most beautiful and
amazing wedding they had ever seen! And thank you so much for my tropical
flowers. I love them. I can pretend I am in Jamaica a little while longer.

Ivey & David Miller / 3/10/07 / Baltimore, MD, Couples Ocho Rios

DESTINATION WEDDING GUEST
We had a great time at Couples Ocho Rios. Joel
and I travel often, and have stayed at many all inclusives, and this was the
best by far! The food was great! The service was unparalleled, and they include
EVERYTHING with your stay! We loved it! The only thing I would say needed
improvement were the actual rooms. They were very clean, but could use some
remodeling/updating.

Kara & Joel Steele / 3/9/ 07 / Columbus, NJ / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Katie,
Sorry it took me so long to write you back. The trip was
great… we really loved the resort. We ended up with a room in the old section
for the first two nights but eventually got to switch to the new section but had
to pay to upgrade… but we were still much happier there. Thanks again for all
your help.. we are looking to book it again over New Years so when we are ready
or if you see a great deal on Swept Away during that time period please let me
know. Here are some pics if you want to use any for ur website feel free

Thanks again,

Jessica & Jarrad Freeman / 2/24/07 / Westmount, QC Canada / Couples Swept
Away

Judy (DESTINATION WEDDING)
My only minor complaint is that when you think
5 star your expectation of the quality of the room is different. Upon my initial
entry I was a bit thrown back, but my now husband kind of calmed me down. Later
after asking around I found that there are only 6 rooms on the resort like the
picture I saw. I did not make a mention of my slight disappointment on the room
appearance as everything else far out weighed this minor issue. My main goal was
to be there , get married and have some fun -which I had a blast. There service
is definitely 5 star, but the rooms I would give a fair. My room location was
perfect. The personal service and attention received by you and Elite Travel
were definitely the best. One thing that was mentioned and appreciated is the
manner in which our travel arrangements were packaged and given in one nice
little pouch. Evidently not many other agencies doing this nice personal touch.
(It was noticed)

Rodney & Tina McIntosh / 3/5/07 / Tampa, FL / Couples Sans Souci

Hi Kay!

Our vacation was great!! we are very happy. The people there are very nice
and the hotel is beautiful, service is perfect, everybody is very kind. The food
was good and the restaurants very nice. The beach is perfect! everything is
designed so convinient!.
We went to an excursion, Barvaro runners. We
higthly recomend it. We had so much fun. Eddie (the tour guide) was very nice.
He did the tour in English. Luz was our representative from VIP (travel
arragements), she was also very nice.
Like I said before, it was a pleasure
to do business with you and I’ll look foward to our next vacation. I’ll give you
a call when we’re ready for the next one… and of course I’ll recommend
you!

Regards,

Silvia & Michael Lopez / 3/7/07 / Riu Palace Punta Cana / Delray
Beach,FL

Donna –

I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you. I will admit i”m
very lazy when it comes to doing things like this and a habit I need to break.
My apologizes.

Now on to the vacations. It was WONDERFUL! Donna I thank I may have told you
that was my first time traveling out the country. But everything went very well.
Jamaica was a beautiful place, the resort (Couples Sans Souci) was a very nice
resort. The people were very nice and they took good care of us. Unfortunately
we never left the resort to even see the tourist spots. We woke up late, went
out on the beach and layed out, and ate good. The only thing wrong was the
weather. It wasn”t bad bad but it rained off and on. So it was great. The
wedding was very nice. EVERYTHING WAS NICE. I thank you for the great job you
did with helping me book this trip. I’m glad you talked me into staying at Sans
Souci instead of staying at one of those other places we were gonna stay at. I
have so much more to say but I’m getting lazy again. I look forward to doing
more business with you and like I said sometime in the future I will be looking
for prices on trip to East Africa. Give you details on that later, but if you
see good prices on that can you send me an email.

Thank you very much again

Trevor & Azieb Pendleton / 01/12/2007 / Couples Sans Souci / Atlanta, GA

Hi Tammy,
We had some problems We waited at the airport for almost an hour
for a ride to the resort which is 2hrs from the airport. we arrived at almost
9pm. We missed one of the outings as no one told us at check in that it only
went Monday night, but was told Tuesday by guest service if we wanted to go then
to take a cab. (That’s just what the women said.) We put our room tag out to
have our room cleaned early and when we returned at 4 pm the room wasn’t
cleaned. I call guest service who said they would look into it and call me back.
they never called back and we went and found the housekeeper ourselves. Who told
us she was the only one working and that she had to clean the room that had
check outs so they would be ready for check ins first.
The toilet leaked and
the shower handles feel off. With orientation they tell you to shut off the air
when you are not in the room. which we did until we came back and i slipped and
feel from the water that leaked on the floor from the overhead unit. After that
we put down a towel down. We told housekeeping. Room service was fast to deliver
food, but failed every time to bring all that we ordered. Staff was wonderful
and very friendly but all had offers to us and other guest like do you want
cigars, do you want blue mountain coffee, do you want Appleton rum or best yet
staff offering drugs also at a great price as they are locals and can get it all
cheaper than us.

We did have a wonderful Hot stone massage. The weather was great. Duns river
was allot of fun.
We also did some other trips and Dave hired a boat to go
fishing. On check out we raised these issues only to be told we needed to pay 3
dollars for the use of the phone and the women had nothing to say about our
complaints. Not even something as simple as “sorry”. We liked that the resort
was small and you got to meet allot of people and see them daily but some of the
services sucked and we haven’t had these problems at bigger resorts. I have
given the card you gave me to friends and encouraged them to contact you about a
vacation. The help you gave us was wonderful.

Lori & David Moore / 01/29/2007/ Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica / Lebanon,
NH

Dear Tammy,
Rachael and I had a wonderful time on our honeymoon to Couples
Swept Away! The resort was very nice and laid back and it was just what we
needed after all the crazy wedding stuff was over. We have raved to all of our
friends how nice of a resort it was and we will consider it highly for our next
trip to the Carribbean. The staff at the resort was very helpful and everyone
was extremely plesant. There were many couples that had vacationed there
numerous times before and we can see why. The only small inconvience on the trip
was that there were two different reservations since we added on to the
honeymoon that we won. They actually had us checking out after the first
reservation so after I talked to the staff there they realized what was going on
and it was resolved quickly. I have attached two pictures for you to use if you
care to. Thank you for all that you did working with me to make this trip one to
remember for both Rachael and I.

Sincerely,

Ron and Rachael Bledsoe / 11/06 / Orlando, FL / Couples Swept Away

Katie –

Thanks for your note and for all your help in organizing the vacation. The
hotel was beautiful and we had a very nice time. I very much appreciate your
help.

Dave McCleary / 2/15/07 / Iberostar Tucan & Quetzel Mexico / Bronxville,
NY

Hello!
We had a fantastic trip to Melia Caribe Tropical. The resort was
absolutely beautiful and everyone was so kind and accommodating. The food was
delicious. The room was clean as could be. It was completely relaxing.

Our only complaints were that we did not get the honeymoon suite upgrade we
were promised upon check in and the woman at the front desk told us that if the
agency wanted that for us that they should have booked it that way, but we
enjoyed the room we got. Also, this was my first time at an all inclusive resort
and I was a little disappointed because I was expecting more culture for being
out of the country and I felt a bit more like I was in Disney. But Disney is
beautiful and safe and that was a good experience too.

Over all we had a great time. I attached a few fun pictures that you could
use on your site if you like.

Also, I was wondering if you might help us plan our next trip. We would like
to go to the Bahama’a Atlantis for 5-7 nights depending on the cost, for 5
adults and 2 children (13 and 10). We would like to fly on a regular plane not
the one that arrives directly at the resort. And we would like to go in the
beginning of June or the last week in May after the 25th.

Thanks so much Tammy!

Tiffany and Jose Gonzalez / 01/27/2007 / Melia Caribe, Dominican Republic /
Tampa, FL

Hi Kay,

It was great but not long enough since travel to and
from the airport was so long we really just got four days there and two of them
days it rained so I definitely want to go back the resort was very nice the
food
was I would say average, but I am a country boy that likes steak and
potatoes. The fight was fine especially the one from OH to Jamaica. The room was
prefect, but we had to move rooms the last night because our
room had a leak
from the air conditioner. I would like to get a group of couples to go back and
leave here on a Friday night or Saturday morning and leave Jamaica on a Sunday
morning, but everyone says to go to
Negril. I will definitely be using Elite
as my travel agency but next time I probably will have to go some where a little
cheaper.. Thanks for your time and concern .

Joey & Britney / 01/07/07 / Hardy, AZ / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Kay!
We had a blast in Jamaica! This was our best trip ever. We visited
Sandals Dunn’s River, and although it was beautiful to look at, the aura of the
resort seemed very snobby and not much going on. Kimono’s was fantastic though
so it made up for the trip. Everyone at our table was from the Sandals Ocho
Rios, and we all agreed that Ocho Rios was a lot more fun and laid back. It
seemed you needed to be a millionaire and enjoy golf to enjoy Dunn’s River.
Dunn’s River Falls was beautiful, but way too much work to climb. I had to quit
because I hurt my foot. Some people brought their kids, which I thought was
ridiculous and dangerous to have them try to climb it. We also did the Jeep
safari to the Falls, which was exciting and fun! We also did the Hooves
horseback riding ocean tour. It was the best excursion of all! Everyone there
were awesome and the horses were beautiful. We definitely want to go again, with
our friends next time, though!

Matthew & Jennifer / 01/14/07 / Holiday, FL / Sandals Grande Ocho
Rios

Good morning Judy
I spoke with my friend that I referred to you and she
said that she has booked her trip with you.

She was soooo excited and extremely thankful for your help. I told her from
the beginning that you were on top of things and would get the job done and
fast. I also told her that you were excellent in communicating with your
customers.

She is very impressed, and cannot wait to go. Thank you for your help with
her…She and I both appreciate it. 🙂

* Brandi L. Kirkland

Hi Donna,

We had a great time. The only negative is that it
rained on and off and we were unable to go sailing or take a ride in the glass
bottom boat due to instability of the water. Naturally everything was clear on
Tuesday as we prepared to leave.I am looking forward to returning with my
boyfriend. The customer service was awesome.

Leanna & Chandra / 12/06 / Couples Sans Souci Jamaica

Hi Tammy,

We made it back in one piece. We, overall, had a good time but a few problems
did occur with the hotel.

We handled it but it was kind of a pain in the butt. Anyway, we’ll look for
you in the future. Take care.

Beth & Robert / 12/26/06 / Mesa, AZ / El Dorado Royale

Good Morning Donna ,
If I had time to tell you how everything went, you
wouldn’t get no work done (LOL). Donna we had a ball from my vacation to the
wedding. My Massage was awesome !! by the ocean . Okay got to find someone here
in Savh to top that. far as the resort I think they owe me a check. I had so
much fun I had a party on that Friday night right in my back yard (love it.)
everything was decorate in white so I had to put on white.!!!! I will make sure
you get pictures> For as Natasha & Jarmal they have so many pictures.
Natasha had her computer so she download the film from Gloria’s camera. Thank
God because we lost it somewhere between atl and POPEYS (LOL) I had people
coming to my room asking is Faye Home !!! Yes we got to start working on hawaii
send me some thoughts . I love the resorts all inclusive . I tried to drink them
out of REMY but it didn’t work LOL I will be getting back with you, you are my
Travel agent now don’t be trying to leave me. PS Natasha mom & dad had a
ball. I made sure of that . Addie and Robert had a balll she didi the rock
climb.She can’t swin a tap.Thank you so much for everything you will be hearing
from me Love you

Faye and Gloria /12/06 / Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica

Hey Donna!

It was fantastic! EDR really is first class. The wedding was beautiful
(although it did rain so we ended up doing it in the church anyway). The casitas
were awesome, the food was great…all good things to say!

I am going to send you A LOT of pics via kodak funshare (warning: the
“Mexico, El Dorado Royale” album has about 450 pics.

Feel free to use ANY of them on your website, or to show clients, and if you
need to use me or Mark as a reference for future brides, please let me know!

We are thinking Jamaica for our next one? Or where ever it is good to travel
in March/April.

I will send you those pics now!

Merry Christmas!

Laurel and Mark / 12/12/06 / Monmouth, ME / El Dorado Royale (Destination
Wedding Photo Gallery)

Hi Tammy!

Trip was FANTASTIC! We were not on our honeymoon, we actually went for a
concert.

The Hyatt in Oahu and Maui were great. We really had an awesome time and cant
thank you enough.

Carolina Pedroletti / 11/06 / Miami, FL / Maui, Hawaii

Katie: ( Destination Wedding)
We had the most amazing time and the
wedding was unbelievable and unforgettable. Thank you so much for all your
efforts and arrangements you made with the hotel and with my guests. I think we
inspired alot more destination weddings and I will get your name out to people.
You have made my wedding planning and trip just carefree and enjoyable and it
was much appreciated.

Kathy & Tito Marrero / 02/13/2007 / Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar, Mayan
Riviera, Cancun / Vernon, NJ

Hello Elite Travel,
I just wanted to send you a copy of my recent email to
Judy Sontag and invite you to view my wedding pictures by visiting:
WWW.TELEKINETIK.COM/WEDDING

My husband and I had a great time and would like to thank Judy and the Elite
Travel Staff for great service! We REALLY would like to win the photo contest
that Couples offers so that we can go back for our 1 year aniversary. Feel free
to let us know what your fave pic is! Following is the copy from the email sent
to Judy.

Hi Judy, Thank you for your patience over the past months. I hope this email
finds you well. (Feel free to use any of this email for quotes)

I would like to give you the deepest thanks for all of your assistance with
my destination weddingmoon. Your
hard work, research, insight, experience,
opinion and planning was invaluable. Couples Resorts was romantic,
beautiful
and a wonderful overall experience. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are
hoping to win
the photo contest so that we can go back for our anniversary.
That is what I need your assistance with
🙂 We have so many pictures, we do
not know which one to use for the photo contest. Visit our wedding
gallery
and tell me which images you like the best! Also, I really want for some of the
staff members to
see the pictures because we have quite a few with them in
there. We promised them we would find a way to get
the pics to them just in
case they want to keep them. Any suggestion for getting the pictures to them?

Well, enjoy the pictures, let me know what you think and stay in touch!
Thanks again…..

To View The Pictures, Visit,
WWW.TELEKINETIK.COM/WEDDING

Donna,
We are glad to be home. Our trip to Riu Ocho Rios was good. It is
quite a different country. The bus ride from the hotel to the resort took 2 ½
hours. It’s not a one hour journey. Some of the other guests of the wedding were
on the bus for close to 4 ½ hours. We literally spent all day Tuesday and Sunday
traveling for a total of 7-9 hours. So those two days on the resort were
worthless.
Our weather was poor. It rained almost the entire time. We did
make it to the falls one day. We hiked them. That was a lot of fun. On the boat
ride back to the resort it POURED!!! It was really scary being in the ocean
during that. Of course the motto of everyone there was “no problem”, so we made
it safe and sound back.
Of other customers go, I would advise them to make
dinner reservations. There are many restaurants to choose from, but only two of
them can you walk in without a reservation. I went to make reservations on
Wednesday, the day after we arrived, and all the restaurants were booked until
Sunday. I told the lady that we just got here and we were leaving Sunday so she
squeezed us in on Friday at 9:00pm. That aspect of the resort was kind of
crummy. The entertainment was amazing! They really have a great entertainment
staff. The hotel staff/service was fair.
Overall we had a nice time. It was a
good experience, but I don’t think we will return to RIU or Jamaica in
general.
Thanks for following up with us,
Kimberlea / 11/06 / Snellville, GA / Riu Ocho Rios

Hi Tammy and all at Elite Travel,

You arranged and booked our wedding in October for Couples Sans Souci. We
have a wonderful time and the trip, as well as the wedding, will be something
that we will remember for a long time to come. I have a few friends that are
planning second marriages and am passing along your name and the Couples resorts
information.

I do have a question about the documentation that we needed to provide for
the marriage license (birth certificates, divorce doc, etc.). When we received
our office marriage license from Jamaica, the other documents were not returned
to us. Were they supposed to be returned, or does the Jamaican government
require a set to be on file with the license? If they were to be returned,
please let me know who I need to contact to find their location.

Again, thank you for all your assistance in planning our wedding/honeymoon
trip.

Tammy’s advice on the resort was right on target, and we enjoyed every
minute.

Sincerely,

Debbie Roth-Heger and John Heger / 10/14/06/ Clearwater, FL / Couples Sans
Souci

Hi Tammy,
St. Lucia was amazing, we had the best time. We were very
pleased with Sandals, the accommodations and customer service was great. We
would definitely plan another Sandals trip! Thanks for all your help!

Marni & Brian Mann / 10/25/06 / Bradenton, FL / Sandals Regency, St.
Lucia

Hi Kay,

All is fine, just busy as I am still catching up. We had a nice honeymoon.
The travel days were tough and we missed a flight due to the security issues (I
filed a claim with the insurance company, but don’t know if it will be approved)
because they are all different in each country, but otherwise it was fun and
relaxing. We did get the wine, thank you, but I am still a little confused about
the whole hotel thing and it was very upsetting at the time. I’m sure I will get
over it and it turned out to be just fine. The Cavour was very helpful in
finding us another room and the Hotel Pierre where we stayed had the best
concierre and she really made our Florence stay lovely (I think she felt badly
for us). I would certainly highly recommend that hotel. The Rome hotel was ok. I
know it is considered 5 star, but it felt much more “businessy” and the men at
the front desk (I saw no women) were not very helpful or friendly and barely
spoke English. We asked them

Thanks for your help with the trip and checking in.

Karen & Thomas Clark / 09/29/06 / Italy Package / Melbourne, FL

Ruth,

I wanted to let you know that we had a really great time on our trip. As you
know 14 of us went and I believe everyone enjoyed the entire cruise. We didn’t
want it to end.The boat, islands, people, food, entertainment, and just
everything was great. We are looking forward to next years trip already but
don’t know where yet. We’ve been to a lot of the islands over the years. Can you
make a suggestion? We really loved the Royal Caribbean trips. UnfortunatelyJohn
Imburgia hurt himself really bad on the flow rider and is at the specialist now
to find out when he will get the surgery that he needs. He tore a tendon in his
left arm and it actually snapped into. He went to the Doctor on the ship and
there wasn’t really anything they could do until he got back and had the
surgery. Tony Gonzalez kept talking about you on the trip too. He kept saying
how nice you were to him and how you even told him to call you anytime even on
the weekend. He was really impressed with your great attitude. Keep it up!!!.
Well I thought I would give you an update. Hope all is well with you and we will
keep in touch soon. Oh, let me know if some great deal comes around to some
fantastic place because Dana & I love to take trips. We’ve been all over.
Talk to you soon.

Thanks,

Debbie Myers / Royal Caribbean Cruise / Tampa, FL

Hi Donna,

We are back and we had so much fun, you are right on the money about Sandals.
The room was really nice, but all it was a good time when we get a min we will
give our review online, I want to tell you thank you for the big help that you
have been to me and us. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As I was blessed with outstanding angent, I am passing on the goodness. A
family member of my wife is looking to get married Puerto Vallarta, at the
Vallarta Palace All Inclusive. The Dates are 25-29 May 07. You can call me or
email me I will pass on your email to them. Ok

Once Again THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ric and Jamila Cureton / 10/19/06 / Sandals Grand Ocho Rios / Woodbridge,
VA

Kay,

I’ve been wanting to write you back and let you know how things went. I’m a
little behind cause I had shoulder surgery 4 days after I got back. No, it
wasn’t from the honeymoon, hehe, just had to take care of an old wrestling
injury.

So here’s some feedback:

You – We dealt with 40 or so vendors thru the whole wedding process. All in
all I was very disappointed with almost all of them, couldn’t believe how many
people couldn’t keep a deadline and how you had to hound them to get things
done. YOU WERE ONE OF ONLY A COUPLE THAT I HAD THE PRIVLEDGE TO DEAL WITH THAT
REQUIRED ESSENTIALLY NO EFFORT ON OUR PART AND MET EVERY TIMELINE.
I can’t
tell you how happy we were with you, your company, and the whole honeymoon
package. We enjoyed both cd’s you included in the package you sent us. I
listened to them the day the package arrived. They are now on my ipod. You are
our travel agent and we’ll use you everytime we go somewhere, hopefully in a
bout a year or so, we just haven’t decided on where we’re going to try and
go.

El Dorado Royale- That was the first time either of us had been to the area
and wasn’t a big fan of the airport. Glad you put the note in there to only talk
to an American Express agent. all those time share folks chase after you and are
very deceiving. Once we arrived at the hotel (it’s about 20 min south of the
airport). We were handed a washcloth to refresh ourselves with and two glasses
of champagne.
The resort is beautiful, out of the way a little, looks like
it’s one of the older ones in the area. We had a room facing the ocean in an
area right next to the main pool and a couple of the resturants and bars.

I’ll sum up how we felt about the place with one quick story. The friday
night we were there was our candlelight dinner on the beach. We both dressed up
a little and went down for dinner. They put netting around your table so leaving
the ocean view open, but making it feel like you’re secluded. The dinner was
wonderful(all the resturants were awesome) and after we’d had a couple glasses
of wine we walked back up to our room. When we opened the door we noticed that
they had been in our room. They made two kissing swans out of towels(the bed
decorations were funny cause I do it to and she makes fun of me doing it just to
find out the resort does it too). Over by the jacuzzi they had filled it up and
made some bubbles then places rose petals in the shape of a heart on the
bubbles. It was finished off with a bottle of champagne opened and
chilled.
The only gripes we could come up with were there are alot of ants
there and we got a few bug bites there(of course we were in the middle of a
tropical forest) and the golf carts were a little crazy from time to
time.
Overall a wonderful experience. I’d recommend booking someone in the
casitas vice the jr. suite like we had. They have extra access to the beach and
some other little ammenities.

Thank you once again for providing us with a wonderful honeymoon. Our next
trip we’ll be looking for something a little off the beaten path. No idea where
that’ll lead us but that’s part of the fun.
We’ll be talking with you in the
future.

Jeromie and Christine Cook / 10/23/06 / San Diego, CA El Dorado Royale

Katie,

I am grateful for all the help with planning our honeymoon and there were a
few good things like the location of the hotel in Postiano (Almafi Coast), our
day trip to Capri, and the hotel in Florence.All the tour buses were with at
least 50 people…not very Romantic. We did get down at the Fountain of Trevi.

Thanks,

Jeff & Yvette Jones/ 10/9/06/ Miami, FL / Italy Package

Hello Kay,

Our wedding was so beautiful, everything went so well.  We could not ask
for anything more, if we can just re-do the entire day again, we would it was
fabulous. We are now just waiting for our wedding photos to arrive. For Mexio,
we had beautiful and excellent honeymoon, it was like we were in paradise. The
people there are extremely nice, and El Dorado a beautiful resort, we will
recommend anyone to go there.  Nixon and I are extremely greatful for all
the information that you provided to us for our honeymoon. We will definitely be
re-visiting again.

Nixon & Lisa Francois/ 10/8/06/ Wesley Chapel, FL / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Ruth,

I wanted to let you know that we had a really great time on our trip. As you
know 14 of us went and I believe everyone enjoyed the entire cruise. We didn’t
want it to end. The boat, islands, people, food, entertainment, and just
everything was great. We are looking forward to next years trip already but
don’t know where yet. We’ve been to a lot of the islands over the years. Can you
make a suggestion? We really loved the Royal Caribbean trips. Tony Gonzalez kept
talking about you on the trip too. He kept saying how nice you were to him and
how you even told him to call you anytime even on the weekend. He was really
impressed with your great attitude. Keep it up!!!. Well I thought I would give
you an update. Hope all is well with you and we will keep in touch soon. Oh, let
me know if some great deal comes around to some fantastic place because Dana
& I love to take trips. We’ve been all over. Talk to you soon.

Dana Kolodney & Deborah Myers/ 10/8/06/ Wesley Chappel, FL / Royal
Caribbean Cruise

Ruth,

We had an incredible time!  From the time we landed to using the magical
express to get to the resort and check-in was all seamless and effortless.
Everything was arranged as discussed and your help was immensely
appreciated.  The resort was amazing! We loved every minute there and
absolutely hated to leave. Thanks for arranging this for our group and being so
gracious with my abundance of questions while planning it.  I’ll definitely
think of you for future travels and will throw elite travel’s name around
western Kentucky for other people needing some help with arranging a trip
somewhere. Thanks again!

Scott & Wendy Heavrin/ 10/7/06/ Paducah, KY / Disney Package Orlando

Hi Kay,

All is fine, just busy as I am still catching up. We had a nice honeymoon.
The travel days were tough and we missed a flight due to the security issues
because they are all different in each country, but otherwise it was fun and
relaxing. We did get the wine, thank you, but I am still a little confused about
the whole hotel thing I’m sure I will get over it and it turned out to be just
fine. The Cavour was very helpful in finding us another room and the Hotel
Pierre where we stayed had the best concierge and she really made our Florence
stay lovely. I would certainly highly recommend that hotel. The Rome hotel was
ok. I know it is considered 5 star, but it felt much more “businessy” and the
men at the front desk were not very helpful or friendly and barely spoke
English. We asked them

Thanks for your help with the trip and checking in.

Theodore & Karen Ann Thomas/ 9/29/06 / Melbourne, FL / Italy Trip

Good Morning Tammy,

Sorry for the delay, my email was acting funny. We had a wonderful time. It
was the best week of my life! I will stop by sometime soon and share the
pictures with you. Thank You again for all of your help. You helped make the
biggest day of my life the best one!

Robert & Yvette Shay/10/7/06/ Tampa, FL / Winners Couples Ocho Rios,
Jamaica

Vicki,

So sorry for not getting in touch with you! We had a wonderful time- the
weather was great, the island is beautiful..we were so sad to go and come back
to reality. Thank You so much for recommending the place. As you said, the
beaches were simply breath-taking. Paul could not complain.

Paul & Anncy Rowe/ 10/4/06/ Clifton, NJ / Sandals Royal Bahamian

Hello Kay,

First, let me start off by saying that we had a great time! It was just
beautiful. The resort was great. We did do some off sight tours and they were
great, just hated that we had to see how poor the people are in that country. We
just don’t know how good we have it until we see others with less. I couldn’t
believe that the average salary is on $150 a month! We enjoyed our cruise in the
caribbean. We went to this house in the mountains and had lobster lunches..it
was great!! We saw Michael Jackson and Shakira’s Homes, Huge yachts! Kay, thank
you and your daughter Tammy so much for helping us with this trip.

Thanks,

Cathy Moore & Linda Marion/ 9/30/06 / Dalecity, VA / Club Med Punta
Cana

Hi Kay,

I had a great time. The resort was under booked and we basically had the run
of the place. I enjoyed the “all-inclusive” drinks and food! We had fun
kayaking, doing water aerobics, and getting pampered with personal massages. The
rooms were nice and the hotel staff were pleasant. The excursions were
expensive, but worth the money. I was unaware that Club Med was French owned and
operated and that the primary language as well as guest were French with Spanish
being the secondary language. English was mostly spoken as an afterthought or
when we reminded folks that we didn’t understand a word of what they were
saying. Overall a great trip. A ++++ Most of us exchanged numbers, emails, and
addresses and have hopes of meeting up again for another excursion!

Thanks,

Terry Gibbs/ 9/30/06/ Accokkeek, MD / Club Med Punta Cana

Hi Kay,

The trip was very nice. Hot, but nice. No complaints or suggestions.
Everything went according to plan. Met some of the other ladies that were part
of this trip and we all had a great time.

Sincerely,

Janza Pullen/ 9/30/06/ Silver Springs, MD / Club Med Punta Cana

Vicki,

Just a quick note to let you know that I enjoyed the trip to Jamaica. It was
great and my mother and I had a terrific time. Even though I did not get the
“handy” little binder :), you did a great job in getting me the flight with my
cousin Vickie. The hotel even got us adjoining rooms the second day we were
there. Thanks again and I am curious in an all inclusive to the Bahamas or
Cancun around March. Could you work on some packages for me?

Thanks,

Jacqueline Beach & Deborah Beach/ 9/28/06/ Lexington, KY / Beaches
Negril

Judy,

Carl and I had the trip of a Lifetime and we both want to thank you.  We
commend you for all you did for us, and the tips and TIME you took to make this
such a life-long wonderful memory.   Everything turned out just fine,
including the $20 taxi ride from airport to port in Honolulu – just as you said,
we SAVED money.  And, I talked personally to the Marriott manager about us
not wanting a rental car so he gave us both a voucher for breakfast the two
mornings we were there – I mean, it was a HUGE breakfast complete with
everything  we wanted!  And, we took the BUS for $1.00 each (senior
price) to go to the USS Missouri which we did not get to go on while on board
the Pride of Aloha – long story there but no problem.  We did get to see
Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona the morning we got off the ship when docked in
Honolulu on our last day.  So, while at Marriott like I said we found out
where the bus was (across the street from hotel) and enjoyed a nice day riding
on the bus AND touring the Missouri which Carl really enjoyed. Pride of Aloha –
it was OK. No gambling whatsoever (because they are always in Hawaii waters) so
Carl could not enjoy his Bingo games either. It was just different, but, it was
OK.  Craig enjoyed the cruise also. We loved Australia and our friends with
the B&B in Nannup.  The time was just too short but it was
wonderful.

Again, thank you.

Carl & Carol Hoffman/ 9/24/06 / Lakeland, FL / Norwegian Cruise &
Australia

Hi Tammy,

We had a great time on the cruise. Thanks for setting it up for us. I played
live Texas Holdem for the 1st time. I liked their new Texas Hold’em Card room. I
would enjoy another cruise next year, same time frame.

Thanks,

Lee Curtis & Tatiana Rothschild/ 9/17/06 / Palm Harbor, FL/ Royal
Caribbean Cruise

Dear Frank,

We just wanted to let you know that Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa was
fantastic!  Our honeymoon package you put together for us was perfect. We
enjoyed the all-inclusive resort and the watersports.  We also went out for
a two tank dive near St. John, U.S.V.I and saw some amazing coral reef
systems.  We will definitely book our trips with Elite Travel again!
We are looking at the Grand Cayman Islands for our next short trip!

Thanks Again,

Eric & Mary Persson/ 9/18/06 / Bradenton, FL / Wyndham Sugar Bay, St.
Thomas

Pauline,

Thanks again for everything.  Sorry it took awhile to get back to
you.  Everything was very good.  I think I have found the place where
I want to retire.  Santa Cruz was a perfect vacation spot.  The town
of Puerto Ayora was probably the safest town in the world. It had a good variety
of restaurants and lots of shopping much to Josephine’s delight.  The tours
in the Galapagos are expensive, but its to be expected.  We generally paid
about ninety dollars a piece for all of the boat trips to the different
islands.  But it always included an English speaking guide, breakfast,
lunch and snorkeling equipment.  There is nothing quite like snorkeling in
waters full of sea turtles and extremely playful sea lion pups.  Those were
short trips around the the island of Santa Cruz.  We took a longer trip to
Bartolome island which is an extinct volcano.  We were able to see hike
around on the island which looks a lot like what you would expect another planet
to look like.  We also got to snorkel in a reef that was full of colorful
sea life.  And the island has a small population of Galapagos penguins that
we were able to swim with.  The hotel we stayed in was very nice.  The
suite was exactly what was pictured in the website.  They treated us like
royalty.  The food at the hotel was gourmet.  The only downside to the
hotel was that it was quite a distance from the town.  About 20 minutes or
seven dollars by cab.  And the hotel was at the top of the mountain on
Santa Cruz which meant that it was very misty and rainy the whole time we were
there.  But along the coast where the town is, it was always sunny and
warm.  So it was like having a beach vacation and a winter mountain
vacation all at the same time.  I personally found that to be
enjoyable.  But several of the other guests there were complaining because
they had not been informed it was winter in the southern hemisphere.  The
mix up with the flights was not a problem.  We were booked a day later than
we should have been.  However, the staff at the Royal Palm hotel took care
of us and had us on a flight just a few hours later.  The Patio Andaluz
hotel is also very nice.  It was in a safe, but run down area of the
city.  Again we were treated like royalty and the food at the hotel was
really good.  But I would not have wanted to walk to any of the shopping
districts from the hotel.  But cabs are very cheap in Quito.  The
guide that met us when we first got to Quito was very excellent.  The guide
that met us on our return did not speak English and did not know his way around
town.  He also insisted we get to the airport the next morning almost four
hours before the flight which had us getting up at three o’clock in the morning
and then sitting at the airport waiting…. Overall, we were extremely happy
with the trip and cant wait to go back at some point in the future. I attached a
few pictures for you.  Sorry this turned into a novel.  If you want to
know more details about anything, just let me know.  Thanks again for
everything,

Corey and Josephine Nations/ 8/1/06/ Jacksonville, FL / Galapagos Islands

Hello Frank:

Oh my gosh…what can I say to you?  Frank, you just don’t know what we
experienced during our stay at Ladera. It was definitely a fantasy honeymoon and
we already have talked about calling you and setting up our first year
anniversary.  The only thing different next time is that we want to stay
longer.  Ladera is a dream.  The resort along with the staff/people
are outstanding.  You know their motto is “Above and Beyond”  this is
so true.  Awesome doesn’t even describe the resort and the people.  It
was the most wonderful time of our lives together.  The lizards were
great—the plunge pool was cold—it rained beautiful tropical rainshowers
everyday and it felt wonderful. The privacy was exactly what we were looking for
and the beauty of the island is just  undescribable.  We took over 200
pics everyday.  Rainbows/ mountains/flowers/tours.  We will send you
some.  We were very lucky to meet a private tour guide who was at our
beckon call and was so well educated about the island and the culture and the
people. He took us every where we wanted to go and taught us so much about the
island and its people.  Just fascinating. Secondly, Frank, I would like to
say that you did an awesome job booking our reservations and flights for us.
Everything from the airport to the taxi waiting for us at the airport.  No
delays or anything.  You helped us so much and we will definitely use your
service again and we have already told many of our friends about you. The only
disappointment we had was that we were told that we had the honeymoon package
and the all-inclusive and the resort staff said that we couldn’t have
both.  So we recieved none of the honeymoon package amenities. We had to
pay for our massages and did not recieve the champagne.  However, we didn’t
care; we were so happy. Frank, thank you for all your help and we look forward
to doing this all over again. Thirdly, we would like to recommend to you a dear
friend that we met when we were there.  He is a tour guide and his name is
Denis…(Marx will email you more information about his name and numbers).
He catered to our every need and is very intelligent.  You may want to
refer him to some of your travelers when booking this resort/island.  He is
first class. He escorted Marx up the Petite Piton and toured the Botanic
gardens/Mineral Springs/bath; Volcano; everywhere we wanted to see he knew about
and was an excellent tour guide.  It was great to take all the time we
wanted and take pics and look at many different things without being rushed and
pushed through the lines.  We were visiting the gardens when a group from
the Sandals resort came through and was rushed and pushed through without time
to take pictures or observe anything at all.  I am so glad that we had our
own private guide.

Thanks Again,

Marx & Sherry Williamson/ 7/29/06 / Merigold, MS / Ladera Resort, St.
Lucia

Tammy,

Our honeymoon in Jamaica was fabulous. Thank you so much. Everything was
exactly as you had explained. Couples San Souci was the most romantic location
and the service was the best I have ever seen. Your service was wonderful from
the beginning  to the end and we our travels were worry free. We appreciate
all your help in giving us our dream honeymoon. Take care and we will be in
touch when we have travel needs that arise. I will be sure to refer you to
anyone I know looking to travel.

Robert & Denise Fuesz / 9/3/06 / Hoffman Estates, IL / Couples Sans
Souci

Hi Judy,

Our wedding was exactly as we planned it – small and intimate, and very
perfonal!  Wonderful setting and just our  children there, and it was
an incredible weekend.  Our honeymoon destination was amazing!  I can
never thank you enough for your hard work and the suggestion of Zermatt in the
beginning.  Zermatt was so very Swiss and exactly like I pictured it.
The Alps have been a dream of mine my entire life and they were just larger than
life.  Much more magnificent than I could have imagined.  I think the
time of year was great – the weather was wonderful, the grass was lush and
green, the flowers were incredibly beautiful, and there was snow all in the
mountains.  It even snowed on us the day we rode the highest tram to the
foot of the Matterhorn.  It was very cold at times, but we dressed in
layers and it worked out great.  Jimmy even wore shorts a couple of
days.  We rode the Gornergrat train up and hiked down  in the snow and
ice from Gornergrat, through Riffelberg, and all the way to Zermatt.  It
took all day and we had planned well with plenty of food and water.  There
was no better way to see the Alps than to hike and ride the trams and
trains.  It was incredible.  Our Swiss Rail Pass got us half price
discounts on all of the ski lifts and trams.  We took the train one day to
Thun, north close of Bern, to tour the Schloss Castle, which is now a museum,
and it was an incredible ride, hike, and tour.  We enjoyed Geneva, but it
did not compare to Zermatt.  We did enjoy Old Town Geneva and all of the
history and sights, but Geneva was a lot like New York City.  Hotel Alex
was fantastic.  The accommodations were the very best, and the food and
service were outstanding.  We have lots of pictures of our trip.  We
do not have our wedding pictures back yet.  I will try to pick out a few
pictures of our trip and send to you when I get home.  Thank you again for
making everything so easy.  I was so tired and stressed out planning the
wedding weekend and planning and packing for the wedding and honeymoon.  It
was great when we got on the plane headed for Newark.  The entire trip was
more than I could have ever planned and would not have ever know about Zermatt
without your recommendation.  We will definitely go back one day. Jessica
and Ryan are planning on going to Ireland for their honeymoon next July, and
Jessica is going to recommend you to Ryan’s mother, who will hopefully use your
services.  I will wait until I hear back from Jessica on that one. Thanks
again Judy from both of us!!!!!

James & Janice Ross/ 8/28/06 / Texas City, TX / Switzerland Package

Hi Kay,

You are great! Honestly, and please tell Tammy as well, Republica Dominica
was GREAT! The Riu is full of class and I would recommend.

Talk to you soon,

Mr and Mrs. Bigelow / 9/4/06/ Franklin, TN / Riu Dominican Republic

Hello Kay!

I had a nice time in Jamaica. But I don’t think that will be going back to
that resort unless I took the kids. I was contacting you  because me and
some of my friends and there family are planning to take a vacation together
next year! Maybe around June, July or August! Whichever has the best deals! We
do want to be on the beach. Bahama’s or some place like that! If you have
anything in mind please let me know! Thank You!

Ricky & Betty Jones/ 9/4/06 / Little Rock, AR / Starfish Trelawny
Jamaica

Good afternoon Kay!!

We are home and returning to our normal routine. The wedding was beautiful
and everything went as planned. We had such a great time at The Secrets Capri in
Mexico!! We are looking forward to going back to Mexico next year. Maybe a
different part of Mexico though? I am not one to keep going back to the same
place, I like to try different locations. We meant so many nice couples on their
honeymoon’s! It was very relaxing. We did leave the resort one day and go into
Playa Del Carmen to the shops. That was fun to see. We just stayed on the resort
the rest of the time though. We went snorkling and rode jet skies. As soon as I
download the pictures I will send you some. Thank you so much for all your help
and we will call you soon for our next trip.

Timothy & Tracey Rominger/ 9/4/06 / Huntersville, NC / Secrets Capri
Mayan Riviera Mexico

Good Morning Tammy,

The trip was amazing!  We had a wonderful time in Jamaica.  The
service was excellent and the room was beautiful.

We haven’t stopped talking about this trip since we’ve come back.  Thank
You for your help in making this important time in our lives memorable.  I
will send a few pictures soon!

Hector & Veronica Rivera / 9/11/06 / Wesley Chappel, FL / Couples Sans
Souci Jamaica

Hi Kay,

Couples Negril was amazing and we had a wonderful time there. It took us
forever to get home because of  numerous delays though. We even ended up
staying the night in Miami.  I haven’t had a chance to look at the travel
insurance to see what all is covered so I figured I’d shoot you an email and
find out. Also, Jay and I want to start planning another trip next year, with
another couple, to Mexico and we would love for you to work it up for us.
As  soon as I find out when and where from the other couple I will let you
know!! I’ll have to get pictures put on to my computer and as soon as  I do
I will be sending you some. Thank you so much for everything!!!

Jay & Christine Hoffmeier / 9/4/06 / Aurora, CO / Couples Negril
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

The honeymoon was awesome.  We had a lot of fun at Couples Ocho Rios, it
was wonderful to get away for a while.  Everything was better than
expected, of course, we didn’t know what to expect.  Everything with Elite
Travel was great.  I know that I had a lot of questions and fears and you
really helped ease those.  Thanks for everything you did.  Jason is
already trying to plan when we can go back.

Thanks again.

Jason & Heather Chappell / 9/4/06 / Maryland Heights, MO / Couples Ocho
Rios Jamaica

Tammy,

The trip was amazing. The staff at Couples was absolutely incredible. Such
warm hospitality in a beautiful place. We felt like we were at home away from
home. Our favorite was sunning at the beach and pool each day while sipping
Hummingbirds, however the food was unreal as well, so delicious!! Also, the
travel on Air Jamaica was good. No delays or challenges; the flight was actually
fairly empty on the way there, but packed full on the way back.

Joshua & Andrea Eaton / 9/25/06/ Atlanta, GA / Couples Negril Jamaica

Kay,

Thank you for the follow up.  Steve and I would love to share our
experience with you.  We had a wonderful  time in Greece and the
weather was perfect for us pretty much the whole time.  We have taken over
1500 pictures on our trip.  We are still trying to catch up from the time
difference and we have not yet seen all of the pictures ourselves yet. WE LOVED
DELPHI.  We wished that we had stayed another day in Delphi to get to see
more!  We found most of the Greek people to be very friendly and helpful
and gracious.  The food was awsome. Perhaps we can plan to talk more
towards the end of the week when things settle down a bit and we get caught
up.

Steven & Cynthia Phillips / 9/12/06 / Clearwater, FL / Greece Tour

Hello Frank,

We had a wonderful time. The El Dorado Royale Resort is great. Beautiful
resort, very modern
and the casitas individual was a very romantic place to
stay at. I want to thank you for taking care of us. We really appreciate
everything you did for us.

Sincerely,

Vanessa & Frank Cortina / 9/10/06 / Miami, FL / El Dorado Royale
Mexico

Hello,

I am updating you on our new address. We used elite for our honeymoon and had
such a great experience that we have reccomened you guys to our friends which
have since had the same experience. Our agent was Frank White and he was a great
help and we plan on using your services again.

Thanks!

Nick Borosh

Hi Tammy,

We just got home early this morning!  We had a wonderful time!  The
ship was really great and all the food was great!!!  We really enjoyed
it!  We went on several excursions through NCL too and just overall we had
a wonderful time!

Thanks for your note!!!

Michael & Regina Lumpp/ 9/24/06 / Burleson, TX / Norwegian Cruise
Hawaii

Hi Kay,

Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you. It turns out we’re moving
out of state in two weeks; therefore, we are extremely busy. Sandals was great!
We had a great time in Negril. Beautiful country, good food/drinks, very nice
people. We’ll try to send you some pictures once things calm down a bit. Thanks
for all your help. We truly had a great time.

Joshua & Susan Henson/ 6/14/06/ St. Petersburg, FL / Sandals Negril
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

The trip to St Lucia was very nice. The food, hospitality, and people were
awesome.  Everyone greeted us with a smile and a hello.  The weather
held up perfectly.  We were able to enjoy the pools, spa, beaches as well
as the sun. On our last night before we left we visited and had dinner at the
Grand.  It was a beautiful resort and it took our breath away.  All in
all our trip was well worth it.  We were able to spend precious time with
each other and most of all relax enough to really enjoy the moment. Thanks again
for all your hard work in preparing and planning our trip.  Thanks also for
the gift you sent us in the mail as well.

Joubert & Oldine Pierre/ 7/1/06/ Miramar, FL / Sandals Regency St.
Lucia

Hi Tammy,

We are back and almost settled. We absolutely loved the hotel!!! Not wild
about the island itself, but the hotel was awesome! The airports busiest day is
Wednesday…It took us 2 hours to get processed in and on our way to the hotel
that was another 2 hour bus ride. The a/c was also out at the airport so Mom was
miserable for the whole 2 hour wait. We went from flight to flight at North
Carolina so we hadn’t eaten since 6am and got to the hotel at 6pm…very long
1st day. We wanted to buy a meal on the plane but they did not offer them on a
short flight. The trip was great except for the airport. Great food, and plenty
to do without even leaving the hotel. I will send some pics soon. Madisyn had
fun, they have a great kids day schedule. AND THE SPA IS AWESOME AS WELL!!! On
leaving, the pilot locked himself out of the cockpit (Yes, they actually told us
that was the reason for the delay) so we had to run to our flight out of North
Carolina. Actually, I ran and held it up for mom. Then, Moms luggage was still
in North Carolina when we landed in DFW. I am not sure how that happened since
it was right behind both my bags. They delivered it to her house the next day,
so we do have it now. Thanks for the great hotel reccommendation- I would tell
everyone going to Jamaica not to be in a hurry to get through the airport (they
are expanding though) and to fly in on Tuesday (slow day) and stay at RIU in
Ochos Rios….it made the Sandals next door look like a shack!!! Now we have to
loose the 10 lbs we both gained on the great food!!! Not such a bad problem to
have. I have almost decided to become a travel agent for all the perks,….ha ha
ha!

Thanks again!

Niki

Niki West, Betty McKeehan, & Madisyn Hughes/ 7/26/06/ Lewisville, TX /
Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica

Hi Tammy,

Thank you so much for emailing me. I have been meaning to email you and tell
you about our WONDERFUL time!! We were so pleased. The resort was BEAUTIFUL!!
The people were extremely FRIENDLY!! NO COMPLAINTS!!! We would not hesitate to
recommend Elite Travel and Couples Resort to anyone. We know we are going to
take another trip next year, so we will be in touch.

Thanks so much

Jamaine & Natasia Shuford/ 7/23/06/ Baltimore, MD / Couples Ocho Rios
Jamaica

Hi Kay

Sorry i didnt get back with you. Never check email.  We had a WONDERFUL
time in Jamaica, it was lots of fun. I did not register with them yet because i
thought you told me not to. call me if you need to, i never or very rarely check
email..  Thanks for everything and being honest over the phone.  It
seemed like everything you told me was exactly what we came to expect once we
got there!

Thanks Again,

Mark & Melissa Dennis/ 6/19/06 / Robertsville, MO / Sandals Dunns River
Jamaica

Hi Vicki,

Sorry I haven’t had time to call you back.  I’ve been getting the kids
back to school and I am going away this weekend. The trip went well.  The
hotel was very nice – room, pool, beach.  The food was blah in the buffet –
no surprise. You did have to line up (for 1 hour) to make reservations in one of
the 3 nice restaurants – food much better. The workers in the hotel were very
nice.  We did not like that they blasted music every day at the pool, but
that’s personal taste. I would not choose to go to Jamaica again.  The
beaches are not as nice as other islands I have been to and I do not like the
fact that you can’t walk/bus/taxi into a town and walk around due to it being
“dangerous”, plus, there is nothing there. We did the zip line tour which was
great.

Candace Eitler & Christine Kauffman / 7/19/06/ Camp Hill, PA / Riu
Negril

Kay,

Everything went great! Thanks again for all your help and efforts, you
were great! No pictures just yet – we just got a new digital camera and we
need to learn how to develope them through the computer. I will definelty
be recomending you to all my friends that will be getting married. I’ll
send you pictures when I have some.

Michael & Shannon Moran/ 7/23/06/ Tewksbury, MA / Oahu and Maui,
Hawaii

It is nice to hear from you. The wedding was great. The honeymoon was
fabulous! Couples was everything we could have ever imagined plus more. The
service was outstanding. The room service ( we ordered in almost every night)
was great. We loved Casanova, the Italian restaurant. We went on two of the
excursions. We went horseback riding through a Sugar Plantation and on a
shopping excursion. We really enjoyed the horseback riding, but hated the
shopping trip. We were very caught off-guard when we went downtown. We were not
expecting such pushy people who would not take no for an answer. When we go
back, we will not be attending the shopping tour.  Thank you so much for
recommending Couples. We had to go to the other resorts to pick up other people
that were going on the excursions with us and we got to see all the other
resorts. We definitely stayed at the best. It really was a peaceful, tropical
vacation. We will go back!! Here are some pictures from our vacation. Take care.
Hopefully we will be booking another trip soon.

Kevin & Jasmin Queen / 6/12/06/ Lawrenceville, GA/ Couples Sans Souci,
Jamaica

Tammy,

I do not know where to start thanking you for an awesome Honeymoon, Brian and
I had a blast and want to go back in the future.  We loved Couples Ocho
Rios and we were so waiting for a catch to the all inclusive resort, but we
never got a catch the food and service was amazing (Brian and I were saying that
we wish would could get the service we had in Jamaica here in the states).
We had a blast and took many pictures (mainly of the views we had).  We
will strongly recommend Elite Travel and Couples Ocho Rios.  We had the
time of our lives!

Brian & Shanna DeVane/ 8/6/06/ Winter Haven, FL / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Kay! I have been meaning to contact you, but i just started a new job and
life has been a little hectic. The trip was a great success!!!!! The houses were
perfect and my family want to rent again in the near-near future( like before
the year is out), so i will be getting in contact with you very very soon. I
look forward to talking to you and thanks so much for helping me book such a
wonderful vacation!!!

Equence Bynum/ 8/3/06 / College Park, GA / Walt Disney Vacation Homes

Hi Kay,

Thanks to you… we had another successful fun-filled family vacation.
Luckily, we scheduled the week before the red alert (that would definitely put a
damper on our vacation).  We loved Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort.  It
was absolutely gorgeous.  The customer service at the resort was
superb.  Unfortunately, Thrifty did give us a couple of lemons. The first
car did not have working window shield wipers and the second car had smoke
coming from the tires.  Yikes. But we did not let that get to us.  It
was still an awesome vacation. Kay, it was great to have another opportunity to
talk to you and I hope we can do it again soon.

Justice, Elisa, and Chyann Alamo/ 7/31/06/ Bronx, NY/  Westin Rio Mar,
Puerto Rico

Hey Tammy,

It was awesome overall, we had a maid steal from us, (we caught her
red-handed, and reported her)  But the food, the people, the hotel, the
island were great!!  If they rub the all inclusive again next year we may
have to go back!!  We took some great pics too!  We will be uploading
them to ofoto a free photo sharing website,  we will send you an invite to
see them.

Robert & Jennifer Ferrira/ 8/7/06/ Land O Lakes, FL / Marriott Royal
Beach, St. Kitts

Hi Pauline,

Lovelle & I would like to thank you very much for helping us plan our
honeymoon.  We had a great time & enjoyed the relaxing
atmosphere.  We also appreciate the fact that you & Tammy went above
& beyond our expectations when we had issues w/American Airlines going to
& coming home from our honeymoon.  You helped us keep a very
discouraging situation from ruining our trip.  For that we can not thank
either of you enough.  St Lucia was beautiful & the food was
exquisite.  All of the hotel staff was very friendly & courteous.
We liked the fact that we got to experience the other 2 Sandals resorts
also.  We would recommend the Regency as the place to stay.  In our
opinion it had the best food & amenities.  We took the catamaran tour
to the drive thru volcano. We had a lot of fun, even though it rained most of
the time.  We would recommend you and Elite Travel to anyone looking to
travel.  We will be using you again for our travel needs in the
future.

Thank you again,

Lovelle & Amy  Madison/ 6/26/06 / Brandon, FL/ Sandals Regency St.
Lucia

Our wedding was fabulous and the honeymoon was so……….perfect.
It’s exactly what we wanted, complete relaxation and luxury.  It was the
best vacation we have ever been at.  We will definitely tell all our
friends and family about Elite Travel and how great it was working with you.

Thanks for everything, Lisa

Bryan & Lisa Natali / 5/8/06/ Tampa, FL / Couples Ocho Rios

We were very pleased with the Sandals Regency in St Luica. I’m happy that you
suggested it rather than us staying at the Grande with Jessi and Brandon. The
hills provided exercise for the extra calories! We only saw the bride and groom
two times so they were able to honeymoon without us. It was the perfect
solution.

We did have a “deluxe” room, though I was disappointed in the room. I had
thought as return guests (I let Sandals know) that we might get upgraded.
Everyone else we talked to while there got moved up to a better room. I guess I
don’t like to complain.  I did not mind the placement at the back of the
resort. I did not mind the missing balcony. What I did not like was the old,
hard bed and the broken tv. I requested an improvement in the bed (pad or
whatever to improve it) and nothing was done. We did not realize that our tv was
broken until 1/2 the week was gone. We just believed that it was like other
countries and had only two stations! We later found out that if you left the tv
on for 30 minutes you could receive many more stations! We didn’t go to watch tv
anyway. But, there was no excuse for the thin and worn out mattress. Not for the
prices paid.

The food was excellent. I’ve been trying to get a recipe for the Jerk Chicken
Appetizer (with no luck) from the Piton’s restaraunt. Do you have a direct email
for the Regency? The service was excellent. I could not say enough about the
people there. Get to know the people and treat them as equals. Service improves
even more! We hired a taxi for the day and toured the island. “Roger” was able
to take us to the places we wanted to see without paying high prices for several
tours. The SCUBA was great as well as the other forms of entertainment.

The wedding at the Grande was very nice. The people were considerate of
Jessi’s wishes and allowed her to change locations for the wedding. A topless
woman would have appeared in pictures so they requested a move from a beach
wedding to a pier wedding. They also discovered that Brandon was too tall (6’6″)
to fit under the arches on the beach.  The resort was well organized but I
guess that comes from ten weddings a day!

The Sandal’s was a great time but I still think I prefer getting the good
deals at other locations. I’m still sold on the Royal Decameron in Panama and
would like to find out if the other Royal Decameron Resorts are as nice. Few
Americans go to Panama and the food and service is almost up to Sandals. For the
price we paid at Sandals we could have stayed several weeks in Panama. A $20.00
tip when arriving will get butler service for a week! SCUBA is not as nice
because you are on the Pacific but the beauty of the location is every bit as
nice as St Lucia.

Drinks at the reception on June 2nd. Jessi opted for a pool/volleyball BBQ
reception. Chocolate rum cake for the groom. Let us know if you can make it to
Atlanta!

Thank you for your help!

Christy & Samuel Travis / 5/6/06 / Atlanta, Georgia / Sandals Regency,
St. Lucia

Our trip was wonderful.  It started out the first day a little rough
though.  When we got to the airport, we went to the Air Jamaica ticket
booth since that was who our tickets were through.  After standing in line
for 30 minutes, we were told that we were to be in the Delta line because we had
coach tickets on a Delta plane.  You’ve been in Atlanta Airport so I’m sure
you know that Delta is in the South Terminal and all the others are in the North
Terminal.  We had to run through the airport to get to the Delta
area.  We finally got on our plane and everything was ok.  When we got
to Sandals, we were told that there was a problem.  They had overbooked our
room category so they were upgrading us but only for one night.  We
complained several times because we didn’t want to spend one night in a room
then have to pack up to be moved.  We were told that we could be moved back
down to our room category but we declined as we were already settled in for the
evening.  The next day we were told that we could pay the extra for the
upgraded room or be moved back down to our correct room around 11 a.m.  It
wasn’t worth the extra money for the room in our opinion because it was in the
building I requested I not be in because it overlooked the parking lot.
When we went back at 11 a.m. we were told that our new room wasn’t ready and
wouldn’t be until 2 p.m. and we didn’t have access to our old room
anymore.  After complaining to a few people, we were able to keep our
access to the old room.  After the room problems were solved, our trip was
wonderful.  Our new room was great, it was above the spa so it had a pretty
view from the balcony.  The staff was friendly for the most part.  We
only had problems with the front desk staff due to the room problems.  The
food was great, I ate way more than I should have and Brandon got hooked on
champagne.  The wedding turned out perfect.  The cake wasn’t so good
but that’s ok.  The photographer took wonderful pictures, I’m glad you
talked Mom into getting a photography package.

I doubt I will go to another Sandals for a while.  I’ve been to several
all inclusive resorts and while it was very nice, I could go back to the lesser
resorts.  Here is the link to my page of the pictures, you’re welcome to
use any that you want.

Brandon & Jessica Yarbrough / 5/6/06 / Atlanta, GA / Sandals Grand St.
Lucian

Kay,
1.  We did not register as signature guests.  I believe
that you said it was better to wait until after we returned.  It would be
great if you could register for us.
2.  We did receive the $250 spa
credit.  When I went to settle my bill, they had not credited my account,
but it was listed on the record and everything was taken care of at that
time.  The massages over the water were excellent.

Overall the honeymoon was good.  It rained a couple days while we were
there and we did not enjoy the food at the resort.  For the money we paid I
was expecting good food.  Neither of us were impressed.  However, our
room was great – the private pool and jacuzzi is definitely the way to
go!!  The resort itself was also very nice.  We would have
participated in more activities, but it rained every evening for several nights
and we were never able to make the sunset cruise (it was cancelled three times).

David & Anne Bennett/ 5/15/06/ Alexandria, VA / Sandals Grande Ocho
Rios

Frank,

Thank you so much for everything.  What could have been a very bad
situation turned out to be an awesome one.  As you know we missed our
flight the morning after the wedding.  But thanks to American Airlines,
St.  Lucia Grande Resort and you everything worked out even better.
We had no complaints about anything or even any suggestions as to how things
could be done better.  Everything was great at the hotel and believe me
when we go on another big trip we will definitely us you and go back to a
Sandals Resort.  Thank you so much for everything again.  You all made
my honeymoon perfect for me and James.

James & Lauren Middleton/ 5/7/06 / Wesley Chapel, FL / Sandals Grande St.
Lucian

Hi Frank,

Thank you for the nice warm welcome home. We appreciate all the help that you
gave us in planning our trip. We did have a great time. I have listed below some
of the things that we really enjoyed and then those that we did not really care
for too much as you requested.

Likes

1) The rooms were kept very clean by the stateroom attendant and they were
very friendly.

2) Checking in and getting on the boat was very organized and easy.

3) The main Dining Room service was great and we enjoyed our waiter.

4) The Shore excursions in Jamaica and Grand Cayman were great for the most
part.

5) GRAND CAYMAN is awesome and would be some place we would like to spend
more time at in the future.

6) The kids director for teenagers 15-17 was very good and very friendly.

7) Jimmy Buffet margarita Ville in Jamaica was great and a must see for a
cheeseburger in paradise and they have a nice water slide into the pool and you
get beach access to their beach at no charge if you have lunch.

8) Senor Frogs, was a blast in Grand Cayman- great services very humorous
staff, a complete experience.

9) Shopping in Grand Cayman was great, very nice people, very helpful,
Bernard k passman shop was truly an experience in and of itself.

10) the Water in Grand Cayman was spectacular!!

11) Jamaica was very pretty as well the Water Fall was fun, the staff at
Dolphin Cove were a blast as well, even though Dolphin Cove is so small with
just a few things to do the local staff, you can tell love their jobs and did
not have their hand out for free money, rather they provided a service and an
experience of which we tipped them for generously.

Dislikes

1) When we boarded the boat and went up to the pool deck, their was a waiter
their asking if we would like a Pina Coloda or Strawberry daiquiri that he had
on his tray. It appeared to be a welcome aboard type drink. However, after we
took a sip of them he then asked for our sea pass to charge the $28.00 (3 pina
coloda’s and a non alcohol Strawberry daiquiri to our account we probably would
not have accepting the drink had we known they were not complimentary and would
have opted for another type of beverage.) later we saw other Waiters with signs
on their trays that clearly stated they were at a charge + gratuity. This waiter
apparently put his sign away.

2) We brought the coke pass for myself and our daughter which was a total of
$57.00 with the tip for the 5 days and we received a complimentary Beverage cup.
Every time we brought the beverage cup up to the pool bar, no one wanted to wait
on us and refill the cokes. however if we did not bring the coke cup up they
would get to us a little quicker. They were not all that friendly at most the
bars. I understand that gratuity is included and have no issues with that as I
used to be a bartender and manage a Resort here in Clearwater. However, they
definitely did not go above and beyond to try and increase their tips. I
actually would have left a dollar or two for refilling my coke, but no one
seemed to have an interest in it.

3) The food was average and was not really outstanding.

4) The shower/ water in the room had a severe issue on the 3rd floor and only
ran HOT and Scalding. The toilet even has steam coming out of it and would fog
up the bathroom because of the temperature. their was no cool water on the boat
at all on that floor. You could get in the shower for a few minutes and then
would have to get out and let is cool off for about 10 minutes or so and then
try it again. Thank goodness we were not sunburned.

5) The pools were not very inviting on board one was very small the other
always had a yellowish tint to the water.

6) The pool area being so small filled up very quickly and it was a challenge
to get a pool lounge chair on the 9th deck, which would not have been to bad but
on the 10th deck you had to fight the wind and try to keep you towel on your
chair ect.

7) Jamaica had so many beggars and people really trying to bargain with you
and asking you for money etc. They were even floating in the water by the cruise
ship asking for money.

Needless to say, yes, we did have a great time. However, I do not think we
will be jumping at the chance to go on another cruise in the future. We really
enjoyed the shore excursions and would probably fly somewhere and visit one
location or two that were close by. I have heard so many great things about
other cruise ships even of Royal Caribbean’s, but we were not really impressed
by the Enchantment of the Seas. It is a shame, as I can see how if the
experience with the staff and maybe the water situation and food etc, that
Cruising would allow you to experience so many places.

We will definitely use your services again in the future though and
appreciate all you did for us. If we hear anyone looking to book a vacation we
will pass on your name.

Thanks again,

Tammy

Thad & Tammy Wilgus / 5/27/06 / Safety Harbor, FL / Royal Caribbean
Cruise Enchantment of the Seas

Vicki,

We are back from a wonderful weekend in Bermuda.  As you know, we called
your office from Bermuda on Friday to discuss the room. We were very
dissatisfied with the room. It was clearly one of the few worst rooms in the
resort, overlooking a roof and exhaust fan (kind of like being near the engine
room on a ship). I understand the resort was full and with limited alternatives
to change on the spot.  Perhaps I should have inquired or we should have
discussed it during the booking process, as I was expecting a room with a
view.

Our overall impressions of the Wyndham (for your future reference):  The
beaches and pool were very beautiful.  The food was good. The hotel itself
needs more of an upgrade.  The room was not as good as most hotels I stayed
in.   Very small bathroom.    I recommend you consider
sending people to The Reefs, which is right next to the Wyndham.

Brian

Brian & Agnes Nolan / 5/26/06 / North Wales, PA / Wyndham Beach Resort,
Bermuda

Hi Pauline,

We did just get back.  We really appreciated your service.  It was
a pleasure to talk with you.
There were a few things that we were
greatly disapointed in.  First we wanted the room because of the room
service (we were looking for a day where we could really just relax and not have
to leave the room), we would have spent extra money for the room if we had to,
but the honeymoon penthouse suite with the consierge service and ocean view did
not offer that as an option, like we were told. We were quite disapointed. The
rest of the week we had a blast.  It was once we had to leave that we had a
problem.

After the 3 hour bus ride (not an hour and a half like we were told) we got
to the airport to check in.  It
is not like it’s a lot of money but we
were told that our airline tickets didn’t include the Jamaica taxes,
so we
had an additional $20 to pay at check-in to go home.  I think something
like that should have been said to us.  It would have been a shame if we
didn’t have the cash on us.  We were a little disappointed and felt that
these things should have been mentioned to us before booking the reservations
with the company.  I would have really liked the room service, but there is
nothing we can do about it now, and Ryan and I made the most of our trip.
Pauline, you were just wonderful on the phone.

Take care,
Jade Pierson

Ryan & Jade Pierson / 5/22/06 / Aliso Viejo, CA / Sandals Grande Ocho
Rios

Hey Judy!

Hope you are well.  Wanted to touch base with you and let you know that
I forwarded your name to a friend of mine, Ginger, and her soon to be husband,
Mark Cecil, MD.  They are actually getting married on the 4th of July, if
al goes as planned and I know she is looking towards getting away and escaping
somewhere, so I highly recommended your to her, and just passed your info over
to her, just in case she contacts you.  I know they are having problems
with their computer because their house got struck by lightening, so if
anything, she will be calling you.

Another question I had, in regards to Jamaica in October.  A friend of
mine yesterday brought to my attention it being Hurricane Season at that point
when we will be there?  Do have any thoughts on that in your
experiences???

Let me know.

Appreciate your help.

Kristen Stilla and Paul Bockmore!!!
Paul & Kristen Bockmore /
10/29/06 / Columbus, OH / Couples Negril, Jamaica

Hello Tammy!

Our Honeymoon was wonderful! The resort was beautiful! Unfortunately it
rained most of the time we were there!

Luckily I had brought a copy of the receipt you emailed me from where we
extended our vacation to come home on the 9th, because they had no record of
that! So after the 6th when we were originally suppose to leave we had to go
back and redo all of our paperwork to re-register our stay!

But other than that the property was beautiful and the service was great! All
of the employees were very nice and friendly. The greeting we received when we
arrived not just to the resort but even at the airport in the Couples Resort
waiting area was great! Although .. I will have to remember never to take a
connecting flight again! WOW .. what work! In the future I would always
recommend two options to your customers .. the price and travel time for direct
flight and the price and time difference for a connecting flight! It took all
day to get there and all day to get back! But Spirit airlines was not bad at
all! They also did a great job!!

As a matter a fact we are already talking about planning a trip for our
anniversary with some of our friends that are couples! I would love to see the
difference in the Sandals and Couples resorts! But we would definitely visit
Couples Resort again!

We did of coarse very happily advertise that we won our honeymoon to some
couples that we met. I was surprised that some people had never heard of Perfect
Wedding Guide or Elite Travel .. but they have now!!

Also one last thing! Is there a way to get copies of the pictures that the
photographer took when they surprised me at my job?

Thanks again for making our honeymoon wonderful!

Brian & Betty Jo Barker/ 6/3/06 / Seffner, FL / Couples Negril,
Jamaica

Hello,

Sorry for the late reply but we had our reservation all taken care of for
Sans Souci, there was a small issue b/c of my name spelling but this wasn’t a
problem when we arrived. I wanted to thank you and your group for arranging our
reservations in such little time and also making the modifications for my name
change. We really enjoyed ourselves at Sans Souci, this definitely was the right
choice for us for our honeymoon.  The staff treated us like kings and
queens and the property was very well kept.  I am glad that you were able
to assist us in choosing this property. Also we would like to plan early for our
anniversary vacation travels for next year in order to begin saving etc.
When is a good time to start looking into planning travels for 5/26/07.  We
may want to attend Sans Souci again but would also like to look into other
options. I may also have some referrals as we have told everyone what a great
time that we have had.

Thank you,

Gaidi and Julie Hartage/  5/29/06 / Orlando, FL / Couples Sans Souci,
Jamaica

Hey Vicki,

Sorry I have not responded to you.  I have been crazy catching up with
work.  I am sorry that I missed your boss on Friday.  I was actually
stuck getting my hair done for the wedding that night, the salon mixed up
appointments.  I have attached some pictures from the wedding.  Since
we have never met, I thought it would be fun for you to put a face with a
name.  I don’t think everything that happened at the Radisson was your
fault, especially after we spoke to another couple that was getting married on
the Saturday.  We rode to the courthouse with them to get our
license.  They booked their trip through Liberty Travel back in July.
The hotel did the same thing to them, sending them a letter revoking the “free
wedding”.  Long story short, Liberty Travel was not able to help them and
they had to pay the hotel $10K for a 23 person wedding.  When Paul and I
heard that we knew it could’ve been worse.

Where do I begin?  I am sure you saw all the emails back and forth to
the hotel prior to leaving.  They changed wedding coordinators on us, which
was a huge hassle.  Shenika was just too young and very inexperienced to
know better.  The Radisson has major issues, but I don’t think you all will
be recommending them anymore regardless.  Tammy was very helpful while you
were away, so no worries there.

The hotel needs MAJOR renovations.  We had a renovated room (supposedly)
and there was a huge hole in the carpet leading into the bathroom and the A/C
was horrible.  I actually got dressed in my sister’s room because her A/C
worked better.  The hotel staff as a hole was very rude.  Especially
the women.  I made it a point after the first day to smile and say hello to
all the staff and most of the time they would just look at me like I had three
heads.

Wed – Day 1 – I arrive with Carolyn and check in.  No surprise that I do
not have a suite but oh-well.  I contact Shenika and set a time to meet her
to walk to space, 2pm.  I then go down to the guest services desk to make
dinner reservations for the rehearsal dinner.  (I had emailed Shenika about
this request two weeks prior and she told me she was not able to help and that I
had to make the reservations when I arrive)  When I ask to make
reservations for 2 parties of 10 (the hotel will not allow a table of more than
10 be reserved at any of the restaurants) I am told the only thin available was
Islands (very casual) at 6pm.  I asked the guest services person to call
Shenika since there must be a mistake.  I had specifically requested
Avocados or Amici for the dinner and I was hoping that she had made the
reservations for me.  No such luck.  Shenika actually says to me “if
you had told me you wanted the reservations I could have made them for
you”.  So, I have Paul forward her the 3 emails to her where I specifically
made that request and she told me no.

We settled on Islands since there was not much else to do.  Carolyn and
I go back to the lobby to find Paul’s two sisters and family attempting to check
in.  Christine was the party of six, 3 girls and a babysitter.
Christine had called the hotel on several occasions requesting adjoining rooms
due to the girls (5, 10, 12).  The hotel was not able to accommodate the
request.  They kept saying that it was a “request” and since the hotel was
full they could not help.  They argued at the counter for about 20
minutes.  They were told their rooms would be ready at 3:30pm (it was now
12pm).  We all went and had lunch outside and tried to relax.  Carolyn
and I went to me Shenika at 2pm.  She was not there, surprise. I met her
boss Nicola and she told me to come back at 3pm since Shenika was at
lunch.  I told her about the restaurant reservations and she said she would
fix it.  I then asked her if she could deliver the two boxes I had shipped
to my room.  The boxes arrived 45 minutes later.  Carolyn and I went
back downstairs for a second time to meet Shenika.  We reviewed the BEO’s
where I found out that I was being charges $210 for the cake since I asked for
marzipan icing.  For a cake that serves 40 people, I thought that was a tad
high, but the wedding was in two days so it was too late to change it now.
We walked the space and actually moved the reception site.  They wanted us
to have the reception, cocktail hour and wedding in the Gazebo area.  This
meant that all the guests would be present during the F&B turns.  Very
tacky.  So we found a new place for the reception so the guests would not
have to watch the turns. We end the walk through with Shenika telling me Paul
and I have an appointment with the minister at 10am on Thurs.  Now I have
sent her the rooming list 3 separate times.  I even handed her a hard copy
that day with all the parties identified, ie parent’s of groom, sister of bride,
etc…  I told her Paul was not arriving until 10:33am and I did not expect
him at the hotel until noon.  She had a panicked look on her face and said
she would try to contact the minister.  I guess over the last 2 months the
Bahamians changed their mind on marriage licenses.  You no longer need to
be there 24 hours prior, you just have to stay on the island for at least 3
days.  We also had to physically drive down to the Bahamian version of a
courthouse to obtain a license.

Thursday – 10:30am, Shenika calls my room and tells me the minister is
waiting.  I calmly told her again that Paul’s plane is just now landing and
he won’t be at the hotel for at least an hour.  She said she would try to
stall the minister, like it was my fault.  I wait in the lobby for Paul and
as soon as I see him we head to the wedding office to meet the minister.
We are asked to pay him $150 in cash, no credit cards accepted.  I look at
Shenika and reassured that per our agreement the hotel would refund us the $150
if we turn in the receipts to the front desk.  We go to the courthouse and
obtain a license.  We make it back to the hotel about 2pm.  Confirm
the rehearsal was at 5pm that night.

Shenika meets us at 5pm at the Gazebo and says, ok this is where you are
getting married.  Paul, meeting me at 4:45pm tomorrow and Michaal I will
meet you at 4:45pm as well.  Nope, I explain that she will need to meet
Paul first since we will not be together.  There was no real rehearsal, the
minister was not present.  I actually had to tell her where I would be
walking in from, my sister would be before me, etc…  By 5:15 she was
gone.  UGH.  We go to dinner and they have two tables of 10, about 20
ft apart.  Paul asks the manager if we could move the tables a little
closer.  The manager said absolutely not.  I then go speak to the
manager, batting my eyelashes and playing the wedding card, and he agrees to
move them a little closer.  At least we were in shouting distance.

Friday – my hair appointment was supposed to by at 1pm.  I get a call at
11am, thinking it was Tammy.  It was the hair salon asking when I planed on
coming down.  They mixed up the times.  I grabbed my things, my sister
and my niece and we went to the hair salon.   Even though the
appointment was mixed up, they did a great job.  Shenika came in about 1pm
“to check on me”.  I told her about the mix up and she said she was
sorry.  I confirmed that I would meet her at 4:45 to get the flowers.
I spent the rest of the afternoon with my sister in her room.  I couldn’t
really walk around the resort with my hair done up and a crown on my head.
No worries, we had a good time together hanging in her room where the A/C
worked.  About 4:15pm my niece comes back from my room, I was using her as
a runner for everything I forgot since I didn’t want to run into Paul.  She
came back with a funny look and said “Aunt Mike, you need to call Uncle Paul,
the wedding is moving inside”.  What?  I look out the window, sunny, a
few clouds, like it has been all week at 4pm.  I call Paul in a panic and
he ahs just jumped out of the shower and is on his way to find Shenika.
Absolutely no way we are moving inside!  Now I am not a religious person,
but I had 36 people praying for good weather for at least a week.  And my
sister who is very religious assured me that it would not rain.  I call
Carolyn and another friend and ask them to go find Shenika and not to let them
move the wedding.  My sister is also dispatched to find Shenika and bring
me a few drinks.  At this point I needed something.

After guzzling my drink, I prepare to go downstairs to meet Shenika at
4:45pm.  Carolyn has called the room and told me that Paul had reached
Shenika and the wedding was staying put.  4:55, Shenika comes running with
the flowers.  She sees the look on my face and says “I know this is not
what you ordered.  The cala lilies are wilted. You can chose one of these
at no charge”.  How gracious of her to at least give me the wrong flowers
for free.  I can now pick from a bouquet of roses or lilies.  I chose
the lilies and give the roses to my sister.

Ok, ready to get married.  Carolyn comes back and says it will be
another 10 minutes.  The staff is running late.

Finally, we begin.  I walk down the aisle, following Shenika’s
que.  I reach the alter and finally the music selection changes to “Here
Comes The Bride”.  The funny part is it didn’t play until after I reached
the alter.  Yes, I had to laugh.

The ceremony was over and the cocktail reception was supposed to begin, but
shocker, the bar or food stations were not set.  We find Shenika and she
tells us it will be about 20 minutes.  20 minutes???  So our guests
were supposed to stand around and look at each other while the tables and bar
are set. Nice.  Paul is furious since he had told them we would hold the
wedding until the hotel was set and Nicola (Shenika’s boss) assured Paul that
everything would be done by the end of the ceremony.

We send the guests to the bar by the pool and ask Shenika to walk over there
and make sure they are served quickly and there are no hassles since most people
took off their wrist bands for the wedding.  She is not happy with this
request, but I think she realizes that Paul is about to blow so it is best for
her to not be around.

Finally the bar and food is set and we call the guests back over.  Paul
and I go take pictures on the beach for a while.

After pictures I find the Banquet Captain (Shenika is no where to be found)
and ask what time we should have the guests come over.  While looking at
the tables I realize that once of the tables is missing a centerpiece, which I
brought with me from FL.  I spot Nicola and she says, this is all Shenika
gave us.  So somewhere in the hotel is the missing centerpiece.
Luckily they made the head table the once without the centerpiece so it did not
look too bad.  The cake was pretty, I brought the cake topper and 50 white
chocolate sea shells with me for the cake.  The cocktail napkins I had
printed and brought with me were spread out all over the tables.  Not
really the purpose for cocktail napkins, but at this point I was not
arguing.  I asked that the remaining napkins be placed at the bar.
They really didn’t understand this.  I guess they do not use cocktail
napkins in the Bahamas?  I met the DJ and let him know we will do a
traditional first dance, make sure he understands that I am Michaal (I wouldn’t
blame anyone for messing up my name) I just didn’t want him to announce us as
Mr. And Mrs. Michaal Rossi.

Once the reception started all was well.  Shenika was gone, we tipped
the bar tender $50 bucks and he made sure the drinks were flowing.  The
food was good and there was plenty.  I am happy to report that by the end
of the night all of us were dancing in the pool, dresses and all.  The
reception was around the walk/wade in pool so it was very easy and tempting to
get wet.  Paul started it all by walking in first, then I went in and I
have to admit, it felt so nice to cool off.  Even though we were by the
beach, it was very warm, especially dancing and drinking.  We had people
out on their balconies dancing with us.  It was a great end to a rough few
days.

The rest of the weekend was nice.  Family and friends by hanging by the
beach, renting jet skis, you know the drill.  Reservations were still an
issue and very difficult.  It was as if the hotel had never worked with a
party larger than 10.  The rooms were nothing to write home about,
spacious, but poorly decorated.  The hotel claims that every room has an
ocean view, but to see the ocean from two-thirds of the rooms you had to crane
your neck around the balcony to get a glimpse.

Sandals was nice. They upgraded us on arrival to a Butler Suite, but we
didn’t get a Butler.  While the upgrade was a nice gesture, since we didn’t
have a butler, we were sort of in limbo.  The concierge didn’t know what to
do with us since they thought we had a butler.  Our room was on the first
floor right next to the pool so it was pretty loud.  But room was
beautiful.

All in all it was a nice trip.  I would never recommend the Radisson to
anyone and I am not sure that I would recommend the Bahamas in general because
of the attitude of the people.  I have worked in the hospitality industry
for 15 years and I was very surprised at the unwillingness to help.
Anytime you asked for anything, even ice in a cup at the bar, it was like you
were putting them out.  Very weird.  I was chatting with one of the
ladies that sells things on the beach.  I guess we were there over a
Bahamaian holiday, their Labor Day, and many employees were angry they had to
work.  She also said that most workers or the middle class were not happy
with the current Prime Minister and that if we come back in two years, after the
new government is elected, we will see a change.   So, maybe I will
give them another chance in two years.

The hassle at the Radisson was not your fault.  However, I would
encourage any future weddings to use a group contract.  They kept stressing
that if we had a group contract things would have been different, although I am
not sure I completely buy that.  Our final bill for the wedding will be
disputed.  We were not credited for the flowers, the $150 in cash for the
license, the missing centerpiece, the cocktail reception and the 4 room drops
(welcome gift bags for guests) that were not delivered.  Paul actually
walked into the wedding office the day we were checking out and grabbed the
remaining bags and distributed them himself.

The important thing is that Paul and I are married.  We were able to
spend time with our family and friends and we will always have a story to tell
about the wedding.  If you want more pictures, let me know, we have a
ton!

Thank you for everything, really.

Michaal Rossi

Paul and Michaal Rossi/ 5/25/06 / Orlando, FL / Radisson Cable Beach, Bahamas
& Sandals Royal Bahamian

Hi Tammy,

We had a wonderful time at Secrets Excellence in Cancun.  We were
definitely impressed with the service and the resort itself.   The
food at the restaurants were great.  The people were very nice.  Louis
is in the hotel business in NYC and was really impressed with everything he
experienced at Secrets.  He couldn’t stop talking about it.  We did a
couple of other excursions outside of the resort like Chinchin itza and Xcaret
but other than that we didn’t really leave the resort.  We were very
comfortable with our room although it was in the back and we had a view of the
fields.  The only thing that they did not do for us immediately was the
honeymoon package that was arranged by you.  I even asked them about it and
they told me that they didn’t have anything entered for it.  I shrugged it
off and when I went to my room I looked at the travel arrangements that you sent
and it indicated the Honeymoon Package was supposed to be included.  After
I showed them the documents it was taken care of the next day.

We hightly recommend Secrets Excellence and also found out that it is a
Preferred Hotel.

Thank you so much.

Karen & Louis Rodriguez

Louis and Karen Rodriguez/ 6/19/06 / Rego Park, NY / Secrets Excellence
Riviera Cancun Mexico

Hey Donna,

Finally had a moment to email you to let you know how everything went!
It was beautiful!  As I approached the beach I was thinking “this is my
wedding?!” All of our guests had a great time and even the two latecomers (I’m
sure you know) hurried to catch up to the fun we were already having.  Dave
and I are in Negril now getting aquainted with the surroundings.  When we
get back I’ve got plenty of pictures and video to show you.  Feel free to
use them for promotional purposes – and remember you’ve got a great reference
for life! “Elite Travel is the best! They took a crazy and disorganized
destination wedding at the 11th hour and got everything taken care of quickly
and professionally. Not only were they a pleasure to work with,my family loved
them as well. I did’t have to do anything and I couldn’thave asked for better
service or better people to work with. You’ve got our business (and our
family’s) for years to come.

Christal Gearring

David and Crystal Gearring/6/28/06/Austell, GA /Couples Sans Souci &
Couples Negirl Jamaica

Hey Judy

I’m not sure if Wendy has emailed you or not but we had a wonderful time in
Montego Bay. It was beautiful there. The resort was awesome and the people were
so friendly. The only downfall was the room.  The first one we had was so
hot.  I’m used to my air being on 71 and I think that room at its coolest
was about 78.  So we switched rooms and then had a blast for the rest of
the trip.  That’s after we got all the way to Orlando and Ray (my husband)
forgot his drivers license.  Men I tell you what!! So we had to stop in
Orlando and have him a new ID made so we could board the plane.  But after
that is was smooth sailing. Besides when he lost our key to the room and the
safe in the room (which cost us a $100.00) I guess he was just having too much
fun in Margerettaville.  We took several tours which included the white
water rafting, the dunns river falls, the catamaran to margarettaville and we
did a zip line canopy tour.  We had an absolute blast while we were
there.  My husband became very good friends with a couple of the playmakers
at the resort. We have told all of our friends about it.  We are wanting to
go back for our 1 year anniversary and we are trying to get several other
couples to come along with us. Thank you so much for recommending Montego Bay
over Ochos Rios.  It was just perfect for us, lots of action!!

Raymond and Jamie Flores/ 6/26/06 / Middleburg, FL / Sandals Montego Bay

Hello Kay,

Marie and I had a blast. Atlantis was  amazing. There was plenty to do.
We loved St. Lucia.  We got a chance to visit the Grand as well. We
appreciate your help in making our trip a memorable and smooth one. We look
forward to planning another trip through Elite travel. Thanks again and God
Bless.

Sincerely,

Esaie and Marie

Esaie and Marie Aime / 6/28/06/ Miami, FL / Atlantis Bahamas & Sandals
Royal Bahamian

Hi Ruth,

Chris and I just wanted to let you know that Couples Sans Souci was
AMAZING!!! EVERYTHING was perfect and we absolutely loved it. Thanks so much for
everything! We’ll remember you next time we plan a vacation!!!

Best wishes,

Lauren and Chris Hoffer

Chris and Lauren Hoffer/ 7/9/06 / Antioch, TN / Couples Sans Souci, Ocho
Rios, Jamaica

Hi!!!!!!

We made it after a long trip. THis place is just as beautiful as we
remembered!!!!!!!!! We’re going to disconnect from the world except for an
occasional e-mail. See you when we get back to the real world.

Joel & Sharon

Joel and Sharon Heller/ 6/23/06 / Greensboro, NC / Couples Negril Jamaica

Hi Donna,

We had a great time- the service was exceptional. The only problem was with
Air Jamaica both going out and returning flights were cancelled and
delayed.  Otherwise had a wonderful time the wedding was just lovely.

Jeanette Reneau / 6/30/06 / Hollywood, FL / Couples Sans Souci

Hi  Kay-

The Honeymoon was really nice.  We really enjoyed Florida, it’s such a
beautiful place. The weather was great the whole time! The hotel was wonderful,
their guest service center is really awesome! Like I said, we loved it. The
people were very kind. Disneyworld was great, although we didn’t care much for
the waterparks- it was too crowded to swim the day we went. But it was all
awesome. Thank you so much for helping us out with that. We loved it!

Talk to you soon,

Ashley and Deris

Deris and Ashley Morgan / 6/5/06 / St. Paul, MN / Disney Package Orlando,
FL

Hi Tammy!!

Thanks for the welcome home!!  We are home a day later than planned, but
we made it back.  The flight (American Eagle) was really delayed getting
out of San Juan to St. Lucia, so it forced us to miss our connecting flight back
from St. Lucia to San Juan/San Juan to Tampa.  Not particularly happy about
that, but at least American Eagle put us in a hotel for the night and gave us
“vouchers” for meals since the next available flight to Tampa wasn’t until
2:57pm Sunday afternoon. (Other option was wait until 8pm for the flight to
Miami and fly standby for flights to Tampa on Sunday–REALLY NOT a cool
option!!)

Our luggage didn’t make the trip with us to St. Lucia, so after 6 hours of
travel, we waited around in the airport another hour for the next flight to
arrive and hoped our luggage made that flight.  Thankfully, it did.
The Sandals agent at the airport wasn’t the most congenially of women, but we
were on our way to the Grande!!

The reception at the resort was wonderful and the resort itself was
beautiful.  The view from our room (#3209) was absolutely FABULOUS!!
Housekeeping was very efficient and meticulous.  Our biggest beef was that
Rm #3211 was vacant next door and they were doing maintenance work in there from
Tuesday on….hammering, pounding, sanding and doing some type of drilling or
cutting of tile that LOUDLY sounded like the dentist drilling your teeth!!
It made it impossible to nap/sleep/rest/relax.  We called the front desk
about it, but every day was just a new noise. :o(  You know, when you are
hot or tired from activities all morning and just want the cool relaxation of
your room before you clean up for dinner and go out again??  Well, that
couldn’t happen in Rm #3209.  I was really cranky about it.

We received a really nice email from Maria Acosta at the Grande right before
we left.  She welcomed us and gave us some tips.  We followed her
directions about making resturant reservations as soon as we arrived since we
couldn’t make them before hand.  We were pretty bummed when we were told
that the only two restaurants requiring reservations  (LaToc and Kimonos)
were already booked up.  After telling them we were celebrating our 20th
anniversary, the hotel clerk got us a reservation for LaToc.  Kimonos, we
were  put on a wait list and only through our own diligence and checking
did we finally managed to get a reservation for Friday evening…it was kind of
a hassle.  As we talked to other guests, we found they were having the same
difficulties and were not very happy about it either.

As we visited the other two Sandals Resorts, we were most pleased that you
had recommened the Grande St. Lucian!!   We found it was like
“Goldilocks and the Three Bears”–The Halcyon was too small, quaint and
quiet.  The Regency was too sprawled and daunting, but The Grande St.
Lucian was “just right” for us!!

We opted for two tours–a “Jeep Safari” tour and the “Martinique Splendor”
tour.  The ride on the “safari” tour was great fun offering beautiful
views, but the rainforest part was disappointing–>you spent so much time and
effort making sure of your footing that you couldn’t SEE your
surroundings.  The trip to Martinique was wonderful.  The Captain and
crew of the “Flying Ray” were fantastic.  We saw flying fish, a pod of
about 30 dolphins and a sperm whale on the way.  We wished we would have
had more time to actually see more of Martinique than just Fort du France.
The lunch served on the boat was wonderful…..snorkeling was…ehhhh….not so
good, but the over all experience was terrific and we enjoyed our day immensely.
We enjoyed our trip to St. Lucia and were sorry to have it end so soon.
:o)

Thank you, Tammy, for handling all the details for our Sandals St. Lucian
trip!!  Elite Travel has been great and we are happy to continue using your
service for our next trip to Beaches Negril next March.  Elite Travel most
definitely gets our nod of recommendation and approval to anyone who might
ask.

Thanks again for everything!!

Daron and Krista Weishaar / 7/16/2006 / Brandon, FL / Sandals Grande, St.
Lucia

Hi Kay,

Sorry we haven’t been able to respond; we’ve been having Internet
difficulties. We had a great time on our honeymoon Sandals was wonderful, the
room was beautiful and the food was fantastic; it rained for a few days but we
still had a great time. Sandals tour packages were great it was hard to only
pick a few and they were a lot of fun ( we went shopping, did the Dunn’s River
Falls and the Canopy Tour.) Thank you for everything.

Meileen and Luis

Luis and Meileen Cocco/ 6/3/06/ Miami, FL / Sandals Dunns River Jamaica

Pauline,

We’re all doing well! Thanks for asking, hope everything is great with you
too!  We all couldn’t have been happier with all you work for being the one
that made the trip all come together so well, in such a short amount of time, to
make it happen for us. We appreciate your thoughtfulness to really care about
our circumstances and needs. It was great to see you there and finally meet,
face to face, after all our communications with one another. It’s all very
appreciated! I know I’ll certainly be calling you to make another cool excursion
somewhere sunny!

Thanks again,

Chris Kraft

Chris Kraft/ 3/9/06/ Germantown, MD / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Kay:

Tons have been going on…  I finally have a minute to drop you a line.
The comment my mom made when she picked us up from the airport sums up our
entire vacation.  She told me that I looked the happiest and most relaxed
she has ever seen me when returned from vacation!!  We had a fabulous
time.  I actually was able to relax!!! I have never done and
“all-inclusive” before and will never go another way!!  Instead of worrying
about spending 8 bucks on a drink at the pool, we could have whatever we
wanted.  It was cute to see Jack swim up to the bar and order a “Virgin
Pina Colada!”   The food was okay, not really the reason for vacation,
but it was okay.  The Fondue restaurant was to die for!!  Service was
impeccable.  I love Mexico and the people; we really developed a good
rapport with a lot of the staff!  I’m sure that our tipping
helped!!!!  A couple bucks at a time really made a difference!  The
room was absolutely gorgeous, but the bed was a “Fred Flintstone” bed—hard as a
rock!!  Loved the in-room Jacuzzi!

When we arrived at the resort, I upgraded to an oceanfront room (cheaper than
booking that way).  Our concierge, Miguel, “offered” to give us a dinner on
the beach for free, but when he called the front desk, since we didn’t book it
that way, we weren’t eligible for the “free” anniversary package.  I didn’t
think this was right, but what could I do??  At the point he talked us in
the resorts “vacation package” presentation to get 150.00 resort credit, and he
booked our candlelight dinner.  After thinking about it, I was upset that
the anniversary package wasn’t provided for us.  The next day, Monday, we
didn’t go to the presentation and cancelled the dinner with another
concierge.  Miguel, sent us notes, left us voicemails constantly to try to
get us to go to the presentation.  I finally told him we weren’t going and
why.  Well, when we went to check-out; there was a 55.00 charge on our bill
for same day cancellation of the dinner.  I was told this was hotel policy,
if you cancel a dinner on the same day, you are charged 50-percent.  At no
time were we told this.  After much discussion with the front desk
personnel and my insistence of not paying for this, Miguel was called.
They put me on the phone with him and he quoted policy to me.  I can be
very forceful when I’m passionate about something.  I explained to him that
policy was never quoted to me and policies are made to be broken…  he then
wanted to speak to the front desk person.  She told me that Miguel was
going to pay for it out of his pocket.  Didn’t matter to me, I just knew I
wasn’t paying for it. It is a very nice resort for couples who like pools.
The ocean was terrible.  I only put my toes in the water.  Too many
rocks and the resort didn’t keep the beach area clean and groomed.  There
were a lot of Sea Urchins in the shallow water.  It was the worst beach I
have ever been to, but in no way did it ruin my vacation, the pools were fine
with me. Would I recommend it—absolutely for the ambiance, relaxation and pool
lounging, but if you like to ocean, go to Cancun. We did take advantage of the
free shuttle to Playa del Carman for shopping—loved it.  Didn’t go to
Cancun because that trip was from noon to 5pm—too hot!!!  We did one tour,
I wanted Jack to experience some of the culture.  Tulum and Xel-Ha.
Tulum has become very touristy, you are no longer allowed to climb the ruins
because they are deteriorating.  In fact, all the ruins are roped off
now.  Xel-Ha was nice, but a bit crowded which caused cloudy water for
snorkeling.

Thanks,

Janine

p.s.  Jack didn’t believe me about the topless women until he saw them
for himself!!  Thanks again for your help in booking this fantastic
trip.  I know that some of my comments were negative, but I think future
clients should know the good with the bad.

Jack and Janine Harkless/ 06/18/06 / Akron, OH / El Dorado Royale Cancun
Mexico

Hi Katie-

Thank you very much for the email. My apologies for the delay in replying but
I’ve been very busy since returning from Mexico.

I had an excellent time. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was fun.
It was so nice to meet everyone and because there were only 30 or so guests then
I really did have a chance to meet them all!

The service that you set up for the flight and the transport to the resort
was great. Thanks so much for that! We had a little trouble tracking down our
personal concierge once we got to the resort. But Jen and I managed to figure
most things out on our own.

The resort was stunning! Our room was great and pretty close to the beach.
I’ll send some photos once I download them from my camera.

Thanks again for everything.

Cheers,

Catonia Whalen & Jennifer Kesseler / 6/8/07 / New York, NY / El Dorado,
Royale Wedding Cancun

Frank,

I had a wonderful time. I enjoyed it so much that I would love to move there.
It seems as if it was Paradise. I would love to move their. Matter of fact the
first thing I DID WHEN I GOT BACK IS LOOKED ON THE INTERNET TO SEE IF THE
COMPNAY I WORK FOR HAD ANY OPENINGS IN HAWAII. THEY DIDN’T, BUT I WILL KEEP
CHECKING.

WE TOOK 250 PHOTOS JUST TO GET HOME AND TRY TO DOWNLOAD THE PHOTOS AND THEY
WERE NOT THERE!!! WE PANICKED BECAUSE I DID NOT DELETE THEM NOR DID MY HUSBAND.
WE HAD TO TAKE THE SCANDISK TO BESTBUY’S GEEKSQUAD, PAY $60.00 FOR THEM TO SEND
IT TO ST.LOUIS AND THEY SAID IT WILL COST BETWEEN $260-$1600 TO RETRIEVE THE
DATA. IT IS GOING TO COST US TO RETRIEVE THE PICTURES.I AM WILLING TO PAY A
CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY BUT I CAN BUY TWO PLANE TICKETS FOR $1600.00 AND FLY
BACK AND TAKE THE PICTURES AGAIN. THOSE PICTURES ARE SENTIMENTAL AND WE REALLY
WANT THEM. THE GEEKSQAUD SAID THAT THIS IS MORE COMMON THAN USUAL THESE DAYS.
THEY SAID WHEN THE CAMERA GOES THROUGH XRAY IT USUALLY HAPPENS AND THAT THEY ARE
SEEING A LOT OF THESE SAME PROBLEMS WHEN PEOPLE COME BACK FROM VACATION. ALSO, I
HAD TO PAY $25.00 FOR AN OVERWEIGHT BAG ON THE WAY BACK THAT I DID NOT HAVE TO
PAY WHEN LEAVING MEMPHIS. WE LOVE HAWAII AND ARE PLANNING ON TAKING THE KIDS
NEXT XMAS. THE ONLY REASON WE CAN’T GO THIS XMAS IS BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE TO HAVE
ALL THE MONEY WITHIN 2 MONTHS TO MEET THE DEADLINE OF 60 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE.
WE ARE FOR SURE THAT WE ARE GOING NEXT YEAR SO I KNOW I WILL HAVE TO GET THIS
BOOKED THIS YEAR BECAUSE I WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR 5 PLANE TICKETS INCLUDING HOTEL
STAY. ALSO, WHEN WE GOT THEIR THEY UPGRADED OUR ROOM TO KING OCEANVIEW. THIS
VACATION BY FAR BEATS BAHAMAS AND JAMAICA!! THANKS.

Steven & Deborah Jones / 6/3/07 / Memphis, TN / Hawaiin Hilton Village,
Honolulu Hawaii

Heather,

We had a wonderful trip everything was perfect, thank you very
much

Jackie Neal / 06/07

Hi Judy,

The wedding was beautiful and the honeymoon was great. The resort was amazing
and very classy. I loved it and Marvin learned a lot. Ha Ha Ha. He has never
been in a place so elite. He loved it after he relaxed and enjoyed the
pampering. Now he wants it all the time. It helped him to see the thing I love
in life. Simple but elite. We thank you so very much and will book with you
again in the near future and will share with everybody we can your information
too. I am sending you separately a file of pictures of our wedding and
honeymoon.

Thanks again,

Marvin Rakestraw & Maeleen Wolfe / 5/20/07 / Oklahoma City, OK / Grand
Lido Negril, Jamaica

Hey Frank,

Joy and I had a fabulous time at the Bavaro Princess in the DR. The food was
outstanding, and the beach was great. We had a great time. It seemed like this
was a hot spot for European travelers but it was nice to be around a diverse
group of people. We had some trouble with American Airlines (baggage was lost
for a couple days) but that is not the first time I have experienced trouble
with the big airlines…You were a big help in putting this trip together, and
we really appreciate it.

Dennis and Joy Harris / 6/10/07 / Nashville, TN / Bavaro Princess Resort,
Punta Cana

Tammy,

Sorry for the delay in sending this. The last few weeks have been crazy with
non-fun work travel. In an nutshell, thanks to you and your team for
resurrecting what could have been a disaster. Trust me when I say that realizing
your passport is nowhere to be found on the night before leaving for St. Maarten
is no way to start your honeymoon! Luckily for us, you and your team were able
to put together a fantastic trip to St. John (no passport needed) on the fly,
and even were able to book low-cost flights at the last minute. I don’t know how
you pulled it off, but I am very thankful that you did.

We certainly will turn to Elite Travel in the future for our travel needs.
Thanks again for everything!

Jason and Sarah, Atlanta, GA / 6/07

Hi Kay,

How are things with you? how was your trip to greece? We had a WONDERFUL time
in Greece! everything went very smoothly (although we did miss our flight to
athens on the way there due to a late departure from JFK), but everything worked
out and we appreciate all of your help with planning it! I LOVED Santorini,
while Joe enjoyed Athens more! The whole trip was incredible! I will definitely
send you some pictures once I upload them onto my computer, we’ve been moving
into our first apartment together, so we haven’t even had the chance to look at
our pictures yet! Our wedding went perfectly, I will send you some pictures of
that as well, and we will have to plan and come and see you in tarpon springs
soon. Joe really wants to meet you and was very impressed with how well things
went because of you! we will be sure to suggest you to our friends and family,
and use you again in the future! 🙂 good hearing from you and i will get in
contact with you again once we are moved in and settled that way i can spend
some time talking with you! Thanks again for everything!!!

Joe and Serina Raiker / 6/3/07 / Debary, FL / Athens & Santorini
Greece

Hi Kay:

Well we are starting to get some photos from friends so once we have some
jpgs we would be happy to send them over to you. The wedding was a perfect day
and went great!

The honeymoon was great overall. We loved Homeric Poems and want to go stay
there again someday for an anniversary. Their service was great and I just loved
the view from our room and the breakfast was excellent!!!

The Spillotica was not as nice since our room was right under the Pool/Bar
that basically was a restaurant so we could hear people walking above us at all
hours and they had music blasting all the time that was very loud and not
relaxing. We had to tell them to lower it down at 10:00 PM at night since we
could hear it very loudly in our bedroom! The room also smelled of new paint and
mildew everywhere. It needs to air out for a few days. The bathroom also had a
mildew problem on the ceiling and water kept coming out of the shower. The pool
also was too small since you could not really swim in it. The view there was
very nice and breakfast was good. The folks that worked there were very
friendly.

The St. George in Athens was just a fabulous hotel! The service was extremely
good, breakfast was excellent and the room was just so modern and nice. The
staff was very helpful at all times. We loved their pool!! The tour we took was
very good and we had a problem since they called and had no record of it but we
called Kay and she took care of it. I would stay there again. The car service
was great and arrived on time.

Thanks for everything!!

Vivian and Bill Nuckols / 6/10/07 / Campbell, CA / Athens & Santorini,
Greece

Hi Kay,

The wedding and honeymoon were wonderful! Thank you so much for the
recommendation on the Eldorado Royale resort. We truly enjoyed every bit of it.
We enjoyed it so much that we decided to enroll in the Exotic Travel Club and
plan on returning to the Eldorado Royale for our 1-yr anniversary. The resort
was beautiful and the food was to die for. Never could have chosen a better
resort, and we thank you so much for the recommendation for us to enjoy our
honeymoon there. I have posted pictures to my personal website underneath the
Honeymoon 2007 album. Here is the link:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Brad.Ruzicka/BradAshHoneymoon2007

Thanks again for all your help!

Best regards (& happily satisfied),

Brad & Ashleigh Ruzicka / 6/18/07 / McKinney, TX / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Hi Tammy,

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are at the Royal in Cancun and it is
absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! I’m actually on my computer right now looking at the
ocean which is the coolest thing ever. The staff has been A+++++ and the food is
to die for. (we had surf and turf last night that was mouth watering) I can’t
thank you and your staff enough for everything you’ve done. The transition from
airplane to hotel was flawless and all systems are smooth.

I do have one question though…. what is the “Honeymoon Bonus” consist of?
We’ve gotten the room upgrade and I guess a $25 resort credit, but when we met
with the Romance Coordinator she didn’t know anything about an extra bonus.
We’ve brought our marriage certificate and I thought were supposed to receive
something extra – I thought I might have imagined something but just looked over
the invoice and Honeymoon Bonus was on there. Any help in explanation is much
appreciated!

Hope all is well in Florida and thanks again!!!!!

Mike & Lea Reynolds / 7/9/07 / Orlando, FL / Real Royal Cancun,
Mexico

Hi Judy,

Maui was fantastic! Weather was great, got nice tans, just a little mist a
couple days. The Outrigger Royal Kahana is a great place to stay. Our condo was
wonderful! The view was fantastic, Room 408. Spent a lot of time on the lenai
just watching people walking on the beach and the marvelous sunsets.

Very clean, nice pool and grounds and even good elevator service. Couldn’t
have been better except longer. We never got our lei greetings which would have
been nice but I hope you can refund Sherryl’s money. We did the Road to Hana and
sunset cruise and drove to a few beaches. We have a lot of great memories. Thank
you for your super help in letting us have these memories.

Sincerely,

Christine and Wally Komarnicki / 6/12/07 / Chicago, IL / Outrigger Maui,
Hawaii

Hello Katie!

Our Honeymoon was absolutely fantastic! I actually have all kinds of pictures
that are on my myspace page… hopefully that is okay because I tried to attach
them on here and it was taking forever! my myspace is (security reasons cannot
post) enter in my email and you will find me right away! hope you enjoy!! Thank
you!

Nathan & Mindie Fish / 7/1/07 / Raymond, OH / Couples Ocho Rios,
Jamaica

Good afternoon Janine,

I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you again for helping with
our honeymoon / vacation plans. Our trip to Disney Worlds was wonderful.

Richard & Tracey Crosby / 7/8/07 / Lawrenceville, GA / Disney All Star
Resort

FABULOUS Tammy!!! I am not yet home so I will send you a detailed email with
my experience but Cotton Bay is gorgeous, the food delicious, the staff and
management are wonderful, and the accommodations to die for!! We got a
complimentary upgrade to the Chateau Mango Villa. It was right on the beach and
there aren’t enough words to describe it. I didn’t want to come home at
all!!!!!!!

My main laptop is down where I would normally upload my pictures. I hope to
have it up and running before your trip to Cotton Bay so that I can send you
pics of what you are about to experience. 🙂

Paulette Brown and Family / 7/18/07 / Upper Marlboro, MD / Cotton Bay, St.
Lucia

Hi!

Our trip overall was FANTASTIC!! We love that area of Mexico. The grounds of
the resort were beautiful (minus the sandbags) and impeccable. The crew there is
amazing — everyone from the lawn caretakers to the waitstaff to the bellman —
everyone. Service was perfect. We stayed in a Casita in the 27 bldg. Although
the casita suites are unique and charming, we were very disappointed with the
bathrooms. Ours was very outdated and seemed to have a layer of grime. The
entire suite was adorned with this beautiful marble except for the bathtub area.
Water collected where it shouldn’t on the side panel of the tub and the shower
curtain had holes in it.

My husband thought that the food was mediocre during lunch and breakfast. I
thought drinks served in small plastic and Styrofoam cups was more like
something one would find at a 2 or 3 star resort.

Either way, we had a great time and didn’t let an outdated bathroom detract
from our amazing honeymoon. We really appreciated how hard the staff worked to
make sure everyone was happy. I also really like the “natural” feel to the whole
resort. We drove into the Iberostar resort complex and were appalled. Oh! And,
all the pools to choose from was heavenly!! Overall, we had an amazing time and
I didn’t want to come home, but I would check out other 4-5 star resorts before
going back to El Dorado.

A huge thanks to you guys for making all of our travel arrangements. Tammy
was such a pleasure to work with and I’d definately call her again in the
future. We really needed that extra help given all the chaos around our wedding
time.

Thank you,

Todd and Alicia Duffy / 7/2/07 / Madison, WI / El Dorado Royal, Mexico

Hi Tammy,

We got back last night from jamaica and I can not tell you how much we LOVED
IT. My husband and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. I can not explain to you how much we
loved it. I loved the room with the plunge pool, loved it. All the activities,
loved it. All the tours, loved it. EVERYTHING, LOVED IT. I liked how you sent
everything that we needed plus a bag to carry our passports in and tickets.
Everything was so organized and easy to handle. I will definitely contact you
again on our next trips. We already have ideas of where we want to go but it
won’t be until next year July. I will also refer you to everyone I know that is
planning on traveling. Thank you very much for everything and making it easy for
us. We will be in contact. Thanks again Tammy. Let me know if you need anything
else. Thanks,

Katherine Marquez and Francisco Delgado / 7/30/07 / Sun Valley, CA / Breezes
Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Tammy/Heather,

Thank you for the follow up e mail and believe Leslie and I can say we were
amazed at the quality of service offered at the El Dorado. This resort should
truly begin consulting with companies that are heavily involved with customer
service related items. We were impressed from our arrival and departure. I’ve
listed of a few other items you might want to pass on to others and the resort
if possible. Thank you again and look forward to working y’all in the future.

Tammy – I know we had exchanged a few items on employee rewards – can you e
mail me more information that I can pass on to our new Office Leaders in the
State. Thank you in advance.

Excursion to Tulum – was great but would suggest detailing the heat is
intense and an umbrella/hat should be utilized

Reservations – no longer needed at the restaurants

Excursions/Bus Trip – I know these will likely vary but we were the first
couple picked up at 7:45 am and did not know we would stop at the various other
resorts. We were the last to be dropped off after our trip to Playa (thus picked
up at 6pm from Playa and dropped off at 7:30pm) – might be good to pass on the
bus ride might be an hour to two hours due to the stops at other resorts.

RAZ

Richard & Leslie Zientek / 7/29/07 / Houston, TX / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Katie,

Sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you. We have been so busy
every since we got back from the honeymoon. Our wedding was absolutely wonderful
and the honeymoon was amazing. We loved the resort! It was everything that we
were looking for. It was small, romantic and peaceful. You could be as involved
in things as you wanted to be or not at all if you choose so. The staff was
great. We never had to wait long for anything and they were always so helpful.
Of course we had our favorites but who does not. We loved that the resort was
small. We were not really looking for something where there were going to be
tons of people. Also, it never mattered what time we made it out to the beach
there were always lounge chairs (a big plus). It did rain practically everyday
around 11:30 but that did not stop us from falling in love with Jamaica. We
cannot wait to go back to such a wonderful place. Thank you so much for telling
us about this resort.

Jessica and Jayson Brown / 5/28/07 / Dunedin, FL / Couples Sans Souci,
Jamaica

Hey Kay,

Here are our pictures from Tikaye Village. Sorry it took so long we’ve been
so busy. Feel free to share with the couple going. We totally adored St. Lucia
and want to return at least once every five years. We had an amazing experience.
The staff were amazing and remembered our names after day one. The tours were
also great! The only downside was the unpaved, bumpy road getting to the hotel
otherwise the eperience was out of this world! Thanks for all your help

Idia & Rashad Thurston / 4/12/07 / Tampa, FL / TiKaye Village, St.
Lucia

Dear Pauline,

Nicci & I just wanted to say Thank You so much for the picture frame, it
was very thoughtful of you! We also wanted to say thanks for the recommendation
of “Couples Sans Souci” for the Honeymoon! It was absolutely perfect!

Justin & Nicci Fisher /

Judy,

I just wanted to thank you for all your help in making our Wedding and
Honeymoon absolutely amazing. We had a wonderful time and the wedding was just
what I had dreamed of. Sophia at Grand Lido went above and beyond to make the
day perfect for me.

We will be contacting you for our return trip either next year or the year
after. We loved it! Are there other all inclusives you would recommend in
Jamaica? We loved Grand Lido and it was perfect for a honeymoon but we were
thinking of something a little more livlier for a vacation. Let me know your
thoughts when you have time. No rush. Thanks Again!!!

I attached one of our photos so you can see how perfect our wedding day was.
You made the trip what we both dreamed it should be.

Jennifer & Edward Walsh / 6/7/07 / Orlando, FL / Grand Lido Negril,
Jamaica

Wow, I don’t even know where to start, well I’ll start first by saying Thank
you soooo much!, The Hamilton Family wants to express how lucky we are to have
met you. Club Med was wonderful. Oh My the food was excellent, we really enjoyed
ourselves. The rooms were very spacious and clean. Everything was perfect!
Thanks to you!

The Hamilton Family / 5/7/07 / Clearwater, FL / Club Med, Florida

Dear Kay:

The wedding went great. It was just exactly what we wanted! Our honeymoon was
great too. We appreciate all the help you gave us. Our flights went good we
didn’t have any trouble getting our boarding passes or our ride to the resort.
The resort was beautiful. We went snorkling, went on the glass bottom boat ride,
and then we just layed in the hamock and relaxed. The people were all very nice
and helpful. The food was tremendous. I think we gained a few pounds:)

The only problem we had was when we came back to the United States they told
me I had to have a verification letter for my passport application. But that
took maybe 5 minutes so it wasn’t a big deal.

We really do appreciate all your help. It was so relaxing and we had an
amazing time. It was a great kick start to our new lives together.

Leah & Adam Langston / 8/12/07 / Mt Pleasant, Arkansas / Breezes Runaway
Bay, Jamaica

Dear Frank,

Well, we are finally home after a long 4 hour drive from Ft. Lauderdale!

Our cruise on the Enchantment was excellent. We arrived at Park-n-Fly around
12:30pm and were promptly taken to port. HIGHLY recommend them! We have never
parked at the terminal before but once arrive (and upon departing) we both
agreed that it seemed A LOT easier and less stressful to park at Park-n-Fly. We
called when we arrived back in port and the shuttle was there within 5
minutes.

Boarding the ship was easy and having a passport and our Set Sail papers
already printed made it even easier. We checked in, got our SeaPass cards and
were herded to the area for picture taking, which we declined. We were on board
(and overwhelmed!) by 1:00pm

Having done some research on the Enchantment and Royal Caribbean in general
we already had a few “must do first” things. First we made reservations for
Chops Grille and were happy we got an early seating so that we could watch the
sunset during dinner. Then we were off to get the soda package. Of course a
“welcome” table with freshly made frozen cocktails was waiting close by and we
had our first experience at sticker shock for beverages….8.95 each, not
including tax and tip!

We then headed to the dining room to check on the placement of our seating
assignment. Wow, were we surprise when we found out we were right next to the
Captains table! We were also happy that it was a only a table for four.

Next we were off to go see our room. We are VERY happy that we moved from
deck 4 to deck 8. It ended up being very easy to get to everything, especially
the pool deck, which is where we were most of the time! I had ordered the Happy
Anniversary room decoration package it was all set up in the room and looked
very nice. We were disappointed to see we had a letter stating that our
excursion in Belize had been canceled.

We ordered a “gift basket” from Just Because of You by Shelley. While we were
in our room, the basket was delivered (around 2:30pm) and worth every penny!
Another, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED vendor for your customers! We ordered a 750ml bottle
of Grey Goose Vodka and 18pk of Smirnoff Ice. It came in a Styrofoam cooler and
wrapped in Happy Anniversary cello with a card, for 103.00 (pocket change
compared to what the ship was charging!)

Next we headed to the Windjammer cafe for lunch…….WONDERFUL!! Then we
headed to the Explorations desk to book another excursion.

Muster drill at 4:30 and our luggage was at our door when we got back. We
prepared our formal wear to be sent to laundry to be pressed. We quickly changed
into our swimsuits and headed to the pool deck for the departure.

It was windy and we had rough seas. Thankfully neither one of us was bothered
by the “motion of the ocean” cause man was it a rockin’ It was rather funny to
see the “waves” in the pool!!!

We picked the late dinner and again, very happy with that choice. Our waiter
was EXCELLENT and very entertaining! We never missed a night in the dinner room,
even when we had an early dinner at Chops on Friday!!!

Our room attendant was nice, a little to reserved for our taste, but the
service was great. She kept our cooler full of ice too.

Key West was a nice port. Even though we live in Florida, we had never been
there before. We rented a scooter and had a blast cruising the island.

This was also formal night and the Captains Reception. The Captain gave a
little hint about a new RCCL ship coming in 2009 or so that is going to be
220,000 TONS! I can NOT fathom the idea of a ship that huge.

Apparently, during this time a passenger become greatly ill (possible stroke)
and we turned around and headed back to Key West while the Coast Guard
helicopter headed towards us (all in keeping with the “drama” of our first
cruise, right)

We were at full speed, 22 knots. The Captain was up and gone several times
during dinner. No one knew what was going on, unless of course you happened to
be on deck 9, 10 or 11 during any of it.

2 hours later we met the Coast Guard and 30minutes later we were turned back
around and headed towards Cozumel.

We watched the Broadway Production show and was somewhat disappointed. The
singers and dancers were wonderful but the songs were not popular choices and
therefore lacked audience participation. It was so lack luster that I can only
recall one song and it was from Chicago.

This medical emergency our arrival into Cozumel and we were in port at 2:00pm
instead of 10:00am, canceling yet another excursion! Although we knew what had
happened. I found it rather odd that there was no announcement of anything until
around 8:00am that morning.

We grabbed a taxi (that was FUN!) with two girls and headed to Paradise
Beach. It was nice. Nothing over the top but nice. We did some snorkeling and
seen some fish and HUGE conch shells, of course we couldn’t keep them! We left
at 5:30pm and did some QUICK shopping at the pier and were back on board by
6:30.

Dinner was nice with Italian night and singing. Then we went to The Quest and
laughed entirely to much! Then on to win around 100.00 at slot machines!!

Belize was amazing. We tendered here. Our excursion picked us up at the ship
which was a nice surprise. We went to the Barrier Reef to snorkel for about an
hour and then headed to a private little island beach called Banister Island.
Spent about 1 1/2 hours there before heading back to the ship.

Then we caught the tender to the pier and did some shopping and eating. We
headed back to the ship around 3:30pm Dave went back to the room to take a nap
and I headed to the pool deck to read my book and ended up taking nap as
well.

Dinner again was excellent and had singing and dancing. Our waiter really was
awesome and the most entertaining out of all of them!

The Love and Marriage game was next and I thought I laughed at The
Quest….this was just to die for and NOT to be missed by anyone! It really was
so much fun!

Next was on to lose about 40.00 at slot machines!!!

Then to the Gala Midnight Buffet….what a feast and ooohhh soooo
pretty!!

Friday was our day at Sea and again, had a wonderful day. We were so thrilled
with this cruise that we went ahead and booked a “nextcruise”. (More on that to
follow)

We started packing around 4:00pm

Dinner was at Chops Grille at 6:00pm. Another not to be missed event and
worth every penny of the 20.00/pp surcharge. We had crab cakes and onion soup
for starters, 10oz filet mignon with sauted mushrooms and REAL whipped potatoes
along with Mississippi Mud pie for desert (which we took to our room instead of
eating right away!)

Following dinner we did go to the dining room for our normal seating. We had
such a great time with our table mates and waiter that we didn’t want to miss
the last night. Plus who could turn down LOBSTER! We passed on starters and
salads, obvisoulsy stuffed from Chops dinner, and just had the lobster tail. We
went back to our room to finish packing and set our luggage in the hall.

We wrapped the night up with losing 40.00 again at the slots and then heading
to the Viking Crown to watch the HIGHLY intoxicated younger crowd dance! It was
an entertaining as the shows!!

Saturday morning, I have never seen so many depressed people in my life! No
one wanted to go home. Disembarkation was rather smooth. We were off the ship,
collected our luggage and was back at our car by 10:30am.

I don’t think we were in bed before 1:00am on any night during the cruise. We
only slept in til 9:30 on our Cozumel day, but only because we already knew we
were going to be late coming into port.

So we have returned to our “normal” everyday life. We are very much going to
plan another cruise and pray that the drama that followed this one, follows
someone else next time!!!

Thanks again so much Frank!

Holli and David Tencza / 5/7/07 / Ocala, FL / RCCL Enchantment of the
Seas

Dear Kay,

A lot of these pictures are of the surrounding landscapes and sea, but that
was the beatiful part… We had a nice time and I would highly recommend to
anyone that is interested in a great vacation. Have a Great Day!

Carmen Bigelow / 4/26/07 / Franklin, TN / Dreams Los Cabos ( Photos under
gallery on this site)

Frank,

Dennis and I along with the 4 kids all enjoyed Couples Negril very much. I
know you know how much Matthew and Beth enjoy it since this is their 4th trip
and Shane and Melissa’s 2nd trip. Needless to say this will not be mine and
Dennis’ only trip, we have already been talking about going back next year.
Everything was wonderful at the resort, we could not have asked for more
enjoyable people, the employees bend over back wards to make sure that you have
anything and everything you want. We made friends with several members of the
staff, and of course a lot of them already knew Matthew and Beth and we were
introduced to them also.

The only problem we had could not be helped and that was a thunderstorm in
Atlanta that prevented us from landing when we were supposed to, instead we
circled several times and then had to be diverted to Jacksonville to re-fuel.
But as we all know you don’t mess with Mother Nature and we really needed the
rain. But we all got home safe and sound and that is the most important thing. I
will probably be emailing you to find out about the deals for next year. I
believe Matthew and Beth said the sooner we signed up the better deal we might
get.Talk to you soon. Thanks

Debbie & Dennis Forrister/ 5/5/07 / Cedartown, GA / Couples Negril

As far as suggestions go, I would recommend that when you have someone that
is staying at more than one resort as we did, send that printed book for both
resorts. We made great use of the zipper bag and the booklet you sent for Sans
Souci and would have liked a booklet like that for Negril. We had a great time
at both resorts. The change over at the airport though stunk. We were
essentially dropped off on the curb at the airport but we were not allowed back
in because of security. We were told 10 minutes, and ended up waiting closer to
45 minutes. It was ridiculous and frustrating. We put this on the survey for
Negril. We ended up losing half of a day in travel going from San Souci to the
airport (2 hours), waiting at the airport (45 minutes), traveling to Negril (1 ½
hours). They really need a shuttle or cab that will take you cross island.

I would like to see if you have any type of program where I can get some free
tickets if I book a large group. Let me know.

Thomas & Carmen Birkhead / 5/1/07 / Melbourne, FL / Couples Sans
Souci

Hi Kay,

We had a wonderful time. The weather was gorgeous and the ports were
interesting and exotic. I’ve been on several Caribbean cruises but this was my
first in Europe. Traveling with Europeans is definitely a different experience.
Fewer lines at the buffet, for example! The ship was lovely and staff very
friendly.

Thanks for the t-shirts, but honestly, the photo of the couple and the sunset
was too cheesy for my taste – especially traveling with my sister. Might I
suggest a more generic print and perhaps a large tank that one could use as a
pool-side cover-up instead?

Thanks so much,

Carol Petrov / 5/26/07 / Silver Springs, MD / RCCL, Splendour of the Seas

Katie,

The El Dorado Royale was absolutely wonderful….our rooms were great and the
service fantastic! Food delicious!!! Except for a few problems with the wedding
coordinators, which we were told are not part of the El Dorado but with LoMas
Travel, our stay here could not have been better. and Tanya’s wedding was
perfect – the El Dorado staff did a wonderful job.

One suggestion….let travlers know to go directly to Amex or Travel
Impressions outside (airport) and not get sucked into the onslaught of vendors
as you are looking for your transport.

Thank you

Alana Daggett / 6/5/07/ Poughkeepsie, NY / El Dorado Royale, Mexico

Hi Katie-

We had no issues with the flights, transfers or room. There were no mix ups
or conflicts between what we paid for and what we received. What I expected to
get, we got. There wasn’t any misrepresentation. So…I feel Elite Travel did
everything I would expect from a travel agent (except one thing, which I will
mention last).

The El Dorado wasn’t everything I would have liked. They were not very
accommodating on minor issues…but over 5 days, those issues build up. It took
30 minutes to check in because the front desk kept answering the phone. The only
sports bar on site wouldn’t change the channel for the guys who wanted to watch
the NBA finals so they had to go back to the room. They overcharged us in the
gift shop and they said the item was marked wrong…and charged us the higher
price. I told the concierge but didn’t even get an apology…let alone anything
else. The golf carts that are needed to take you to and from your hotel room
don’t have their own path. They practically run you over. Being 18 weeks
pregnant…this was not appreciated. There is no shopping or shuttle to shopping
offered by the hotel. The only shuttle there is runs once a day…at 6pm! So,
you have to take a taxi into Playa de Carmen. The beach was very small and the
only water activities offered were ones you would have to pay for. All the
floors are marble…even in the hotel rooms, so you had to lay your towels down
not to slip. Again, being pregnant…this was awful. Our next door neighbor
slipped and fell…and the hotel charged THEM for the repairs!

And I think the worse thing was the dinner reservations. No one tells you to
make ALL your dinner reservations in advance. I wish we were told this by Elite.
You need reservations to eat at all but 3 of the restuarants. So…guess which
ones we HAD to eat at? It was horrible. Even 24 hrs notice wasn’t enough to get
a time.

We had a good time because we were with friends, but I would not recommend
this place to anyone who has resort expectations. It was more like a rude cruise
ship; Stuck with what they have to offer, and not polite when there’s an issue.
I also wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who wants to leave the grounds. I would
recommend staying closer to town.

Laurie & Gerardo Leal / 6/6/07 / Chesterfield, VA / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Katie,

It was a little hot and humid, but the resort was wonderful. Tanya had some
interesting experiences with the wedding planner, but the wedding was beautiful.
The minister they had spoke perfect English and was absolutely wonderful. She
did not have to read anything, but said everything directly to Clay and Tanya.
It was so romantic and moving. The beach site was wonderful. Some of the other
beach locations were less than ideal because of the large sand bags offshore to
prevent beach erosion. The food at the reception was fabulous and more than we
anticipated. The waiters were attentive and entertaining. We did have to do some
work for the table decorations. Tanya’s mom and I went to Playa shopping and had
a great time to get table decorations which were going to be exorbitant in price
($80 per table!). Tanya also asked for a stick to hit the piñata, but they
refused. She got so mad (this was the day of the wedding and you should not mess
with a nervous bride) that she went out and ripped up a stake holding some
landscaping for the piñata stick!!!

The only travel problem I think anyone had was with Nathan and Elisha. They
traveled on Spirit air lines who lost their luggage. It was delivered on Friday
(they arrived on Thursday). They were just a little nervous. The flights for
everyone else seemed to be great.

We were booked for an oceanfront room, but something was amiss and they
offered us a bottom room with the lazy river right outside the back of the room
which we absolutely loved. The rooms were all fabulous, clean, spacious, and
well appointed. There was enough hot water for a wonderful bath or shower. Some
people complained that we were not all together in one area. Some complained
that we were on the opposite end of the resort from Clay and Tanya, but I loved
the separation from the louder areas.

The food at the restaurants was always great. We had the rehearsal dinner at
Cocatel, which was a bit noisy, but we wanted AC (and needed it). The service at
Cocatel was “European” and slow, but the food was good. Fuentes had a great
breakfast spread. We loved the custom made omelets. However, it is important to
make reservations early. Most of us could not get reservations at a lot of the
restaurants requiring them. We used the gym which was adequate for us and air
conditioned (thank goodness). We didn’t use the spa this time so I can’t comment
on that.

I do want to comment about tipping. When we have been at other all inclusive
resorts, we were told to NOT TIP. However, tipping was allowed and encouraged
there. I wish we had know that and come prepared with smaller bills. It made
things a little more expensive.

Playa del Carmen is a great little town. We loved it. The resort only offered
shuttle service at 6 pm which filled up quickly. A group of us rented a van for
$60 round trip to go to Playa because the shuttle was full. The restaurants at
Playa were a little pricey, not air conditioned, but the food we had there was
absolutely wonderful.

Overall, Joe and I would love to go back some day and stay in the Casitas.
They were really nice.

Joseph & Barbara White / 6/5/07 / Lake Charles, LA / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Katie,

the trip was fantastic because we were traveling with wonderful people. I
also thought the facilities were remarkable. I must admit though that the
service was lacking. The staff just wasn’t very accomodating on
certain
things – such as getting enough water in the rooms, or even at the restaurants
for that matter. They refused to let groups push tables together and if we had a
group of 5 and a table only had 4 chairs, it was a down-right argument to pull
up an additional chair. Although the food quality at most restaurants was good,
the food service was extremely slow and on occasion a waiter would make a snide
comment in Spanish – not knowing that part of our group spoke the language.

Again, it wasn’t enough to dampen the mood of the weekend, but if you are
recommending the El Dorado as a top-of-the-line resort, you might rethink it –
particularly for a wedding. I hope Tanya tells you the horror stories of dealing
with them and their wedding coordinators, but if she doesn’t please know that
they were relentlessly unaccomodating. I think Tanya still had a good time, but
that place should never be recommended to another potential bride. Every small
request she made was met with a “no” before the question was hardly finished –
and no alternative options were ever offered. I am truly surpised that Tanya
kept it together since they were clearly not interested in making the process
easy or fun, as it should have been.

Alright, that’s enough from me. I hope you get accurate feedback from the
others as well so that you know more about that place. Again, I loved the
facilities and grounds, but the service was truly something to be desired.

Thanks!

Jill Cantrell / 6/7/07 / Dallas, TX / El Dorado Royale, Mexico

Hi Kay,

My trip was the most exciting thing I have ever done. I had so much fun and
also relax, something that was well over due.

Hotel was great! Everybody was wonderful and friendly. I felt at home at all
times. Thanks for all your help, you are a great travel agent. We plan on do
other travels and our plan is to us you.

Thanks again for everything you done for us, you are greatly appreciated.

Michelle Davis / 5/29/07 / Cherokee Village, AR / Riu Paradise Island,
Bahamas

Kay,

The trip was fantastic! We had an amazing time and everything went smoothly.
Thank you so much for your help.

Annie & David Bennett / 5/26/07 / Alexandria, VA / RCCL Splendour of the
Seas Europe

I wanted to thank you and the entire reunion committee again for putting
together a fabulous 40th reunion for all the students of Ribault Class of 1967
to remember.

Everyone did a wonderful job in the  planning and coordinating of the
activities for the entire weekend and I know it will be a memorable for all
attendees.  A lot of hard work from all the committee members reflected on
the outstanding performance of the event.

Once again, thank you.

Take care,

Renee Sallah Smith

Just in case you don’t see the message on the guest book, what a great
weekend! Please tell all of the committee members that they put together an
awesome reunion!  I just can’t tell you how good it was to see everyone. I
had to leave for a few hours on Saturday for my brother’s birthday.( the nerve
to plan a party on the same day). I couldn’t wait to get back up there and just
made it for the picture!
I’m looking forward to the 60th birthday party I
heard some talking about. Take care of yourself and thanks again!

Sincerely Gary R. Coulliette

Hi Tammy,

My apologies for the delay in responding. We’ve both been busy trying to
catch up with all that we missed at work while on the honeymoon. To answer your
question, we had a great time. More important, the assistance you and your team
provided in helping us re-schedule everything at the last minute due to my lost
passport was exceptional. I’m not exaggerating when I say that you saved the
day!

If there is a testimonial section of the website or in your marketing
materials let me know and I would be happy to include my thoughts.

Thanks again, Jason Cuevas / 5/15/07 / Atlanta, GA / Westin, St. John

Tammy,

It was excellent! The staff was so friendly and helpful with everything. It
was a easy transfer from the airport to the resort which I was worried about.
Back to the airport was even faster. I would recommend all my friends. It
planned very well on Elite Travel’s part. Hiram and I were happy with
everything.

Jennifer Thibodeaux / 6/1/07 / Katy, TX / Breezes Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Dear Judy,

Thanks for the welcome letter Our wedding and reception went perfectly and
our honeymoon was FABULOUS!!!
Thanks so much for all your hard work and
great resort reccomendations. Everyone at the El Dorado was great and made us
feel so special and welcome, we are sorry we had to leave. The food was
excellent, the staff was great and we met alot of great people.

Thanks again,

Sherryl and David Reiss / 5/28/07 / Chicago, IL / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Frank-

Thanks for the champagne that was very nice of you. We were moved to the 10th
floor after the first night so everything worked out well.

After looking Clearwater area we think your advice on the Marriott was the
best. Thanks for the wonderful first anniversary.

Gaidi & Julie Hartage / 5/26/07 / Farmington, CT / Marriott Sand Key,
FL

Hi Judy

The wedding was great, the honeymoon was fantastic but not long enough.
Couples we loved it, the location was the best. The first two days we had room
issues but they took care of them and things were great from then on. We will go
back.

P.S. Elite’s Level of service was top notch, at the airport and at hotel
check in everything went very smooth. There were no problems not a one. we will
use Elite for our next trip.

Tyrone & Alisa Neal / 5/7/07 / West Palm Beach, FL / Couples Ocho Rios,
Jamaica

Frank,

Sorry it has taken so long to get the review to you. We have been busy
booking our return trip in December!

The resort is absolutly fabulous. It is just what we expected it to be. The
staff is so nice and eager to help with any problem that might arise. When we
got to the resort, our room wasn’t ready so we had to wait around for about 2
hours. They were very accomodating. The food is wonderful. I am trying to think
of something to complain about and the only thing I can think of is we miss the
free repeater massages. I know we have the couples rewards, but we miss the
massage and t-shirts. It was a nice gift.

When we go back we will use our rewards points from this previous trip but it
isn’t enough for two massages. Couples is our heaven-on-earth and will always be
our “spot.” Thank you for introducing CN to us.

Matthew & Catherine Forrister / 6/1/07 / Kennesaw, GA / Couples Negril,
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

We had a great time. The weather didn’t always cooperate, but hey, what are
you going to do ? (Smile) As for the transfers, I only remember that we had to
make it back to the airport on our own after the trip was over May 7th. Not
arriving into Greece. The cover letter that I had from Central Holidays, marked
ATHENS said that we would be greeted by a representative from Tour Greece
holding a sign that reads CENTRAL HOLIDAYS. This was on our Athens information
and instructions page. After a little over an hour of waiting,and making phone
calls, two tired not so happy campers just got a cab to the Hotel. Thanasis from
Tour Greece came over that evening to talk with us and didn’t understand why we
had this cover letter in our package that said what it did, and no documentation
in the office to pick us up. I guess we were not suppose to have that paper
saying that we would be greeted,or someone just did not put it in the computer.
I’m pretty sure that was the arragement. I only remember the air transfer from
Crete being too expensive and we waited for that to come down in price.
Regardless, we survived it.

Santorini was WONDERFUL! We both want to go back. Dana Villas was FANTASTIC!
Recommend HIGHLY, but make sure people don’t have leg and hip problems. There
are A LOT fo steps to climb down and up again to go anywhere. Mykonos was OK,
and K Hotels I would NOT recommend to anyone. The beds were awful and the
reception staff I found unfriendly and useless when it came to getting
information.

Crete was a lot of fun. The Hotel He—- was OK. I would NOT recommend or go
back to that one either. As for the food in the restaurant, I wish we would of
passed. There were better restaurants and verities of food on the main street.
Actually, we found a few on the beach that were better. (Think twice about
pushing their meal package) If you’re American, it is money wasted. The food was
bland and boring. We also notice there were a lot of Families from
England,Germany and maybe even Australia there. It was like being on a cruise
ship that didn’t move without the casino and shows.

Athens was fun and interesting. I was amazed with all the scooters and how
FAST they weave in and out of
traffic, (Scary) but, fun. Actually the cars
are not that much different. Tail gating is an ART there. (LOL) The night before
we were heading out of Greece, there was some sort of tournament and whoever won
it,
there was havoc in the streets. Horns blowing,people yelling, fireworks
(Which I did not see or know at the
time) just a lot of BOOMS. I was relieved
to find out that it was sports related because the second day we
were in
Athens there was a car bomb that went off and it had something to do with
students protesting. We
could see the smoke from our balcony at the Polis
Grand. It was not that far away, Maybe four or five
blocks away.

The Polis Grand was a pretty cool Hotel. Very clean and comfortable. I would
HIGHLY recommend it. Great
location. Just don’t send someone there that is
too stuck up. The prostitutes wouldn’t fly very well
being just two doors
down. (LOL) Seriously! (LOL) I need to get going Kay. Once we have everything
downloaded onto the computer, I will send it to you (pictures) Have a safe and
FUN trip back to Greece
when you go. Let me hear from you when you get
back.

Michael & Beverly Seeback / 4/25/07 / Albuquerque, NM / Greece
Package

Katie: ( DESTINATION WEDDING)

We had the most amazing time and the wedding was unbelievable and
unforgettable. Thank you so much for all your efforts and arrangements you made
with the hotel and with my guests. I think we inspired alot more destination
weddings and I will get your name out to people. You have made my wedding
planning and trip just carefree and enjoyable and it was much appreciated.

Kathy & Tito Marrero / 2/13/07 / Vernon, NJ / Iberostar Paraiso Del
Mar

Hey Katie,
Thank you so much for hooking us up with that wonderful
vacation. It was really really beautiful our room was great, we only had one
minor issue, we had no hot water for 3 days and could not use the outside
Jacuzzi for 2 days, but they took care of it and everything else was really just
wonderful. The people were very nice and island was just simple beautiful. I
will attach a few pictures from our balcony. Thank you again so so much.
Hopefully you can hook us up just as good next time. Hope all is well thanks.

Peter and Maria Cavasinni / 5/7/07 / West Babylon / Grand Lido Negril

Tammy – Scott and I had a great time down in Ocho Rios, enjoyed our stay at
Couples, very friendly staff, good food, etc.

Here are all the photos I took, enjoy. Thaks for the travel tips on those
Mexican resorts. We will look into them and I may call you about our trip back
to Royal Hideaway. Our friends are going July 25-30.

Liz & Scott MacDonald / 3/8/07 / Centreville, VA / Couples Ocho Rios

Judy,

The wedding was beautiful and the honeymoon was awesome!! . The Hyatt was
gorgeous, I would definately go there again and highly recommend it. The food
was great every morning at Swan Court, the pool was fun and refreshing with all
of the waterfalls, slide and the grotto bar!! :). Thank you for everything you
and Elite Travel have done, the hotel packet with all of the vouchers and flight
times was so well organized. Thank you again for making our honeymoon in Maui a
WONDERFUL experience.

Sincerely,

Aimee & Brian Birkholz / 3/13/07 / Jacksonville, FL / Hyatt, Maui

Dear Frank,

What an unbelievable, spectacular time we had in St. Lucia. It was better
than I expected. Sandals treated us very well. The wedding was a breeze, they
took care of all legal aspects promptly and the ceremony was wonderful. They
upgraded us to a suite with the pool after a faulty airconditioner in our room.
WOW! Thank you for all your help in leading us to Sandals, St. Lucia!

I am going back every April. We went to the Grande one day and went on an
awesome snorkeling trip. Then we took a cab on a tour. I want to pass this man’s
name on to you, Please give this guy to ALL your clients. We met him in Castries
one day, then hired him for 2 trips and he was prompt, he went out of his way to
make our tour day enjoyable, he took us to a place to by a local CD (we are
musicians), he stopped to pick mango’s, got us coconuts, cassava bread, and
showed us the most beautiful beaches and locations(Ladera hotel, Marigot Bay,
Anse Chansenet Beach)! The hotel and other taxi’s charge 120 to 160 for a day
tour. We paid 80, then tipped him 25. We loved him! A trustworthy guy.

Thank you,

Tracy & Joseph Scrima / 4/17/07 / Burlington, MA / Sandals Regency St.
Lucia

Katie,

We had such a wonderful time! The staff at Grand Lido Braco is wonderful! We
felt like we were truly taken care of and made lots of new friends. We really
like the seclusion of the resort. There was no hustle and bustle feeling of the
outside world or unwanted noises! I have referred friends to you and to stay at
the Grand Lido Braco. We are already talking about another trip next year. I
will remember to give you a call when we decide for sure. Thank you again for
everything that you did for us.

Lori & Brian Sellers / 4/20/07 / Newton, AL / Grand Lido Braco

Katie, overall the trip was absolutely fabulous!We were very pleased with
Elite Travel arrangements with the hotel and the transfers.

Darin & Mary Jean Walters / 4/20/07 / Chandler, AZ / Grand Lido Braco,
Jamaica

Katie,

All was great-from the staff to food to entertainment to cleanliness of the
resort and room. The bus drive is something left to be desired, but no one can
help that. Only issue was that we were put over in the Au Natural side and not
with our group, we did get a room upgrade though. It actually all worked out
fine. The only confusion we had was filling out the custom immigration papers on
the plane. The attendants did not give any instructions and would not answer any
questions that just kept saying filll this out.

We have already started talking about next year. Do you have any suggestions
for the Bahamas or Mexico? Which would you choose, etc?

Thanks for all your help and assistance,

Samantha & Kirt / 4/20/07 / Birmingham, AL / Grand Lido Braco,
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

Hawaii was an awesome experience. We would actually consider living there. We
hiked, surfed, saw a beautiful sunrise above the clouds, a gorgeous sunset at
our Luau, and unforgetable sights! However, our only complaint would be the
cruise line….NCL. We do not think we would ever travel with them again. Their
customer service was not up to par. We were extremely disappointed. I was not
even aware of the specialty restaurants in which passengers had to pay an
additional $10 for……. not to mention the gym classes as well.

Their service at the restaurants were very slow. We had the manager come to
us three consecutive mornings to apologize for their delay on the food. Every
one on the cruise that we spoke to had the same complaints! I know that is not
your fault, of course, but you should be aware of it for your future clients. I
was also waiting for them to celebrate our anniversay like you had mention, but
I guess they forgot about it. We did receive your $25 gift certificate and we
thank you very much for that! 🙂 As far as pictures are concerned I will ask my
sister to e-mail those to you. We have very nice pics to show you. Thanks once
again :).

Richard & Monica Ruiz / 4/1/07 / Miami, FL / Norwegean Cruise Lines,
Hawaii

Hello K,

Sorry I had been unable to get back to you earlier. As I am sure Monica told
you, the trip was spectactular. The NCL’s service was NOT the most commendable,
nonetheless, our trip was a success. I do not have the pics yet, but as soon as
I do, I will be sure to forward them to you. Hope all is well with you and your
family.

best wishes,

Christina & Alex / 4/1/07 / Miami, FL / Norwegean Cruise Lines

Frank, We had a great time. The Hyatt was a lovely property and we loved the
newly renovated areas. It was a tiny bit noisy during the week by the pool when
the construction crews were working on the other building, but besides that and
one of the conceriege’s who was not very friendly, all the staff was great and
tended to our every need.

I would definitely recommend the Hyatt to friends for great location, service
and accommodations.

Thanks for all your help.

Rebecca & Patricia / 3/15/07 / Tampa, FL / Hyatt Key West

Tammy,

Thank you so much for planning this trip for us. Especially for putting up
with the hassles. We had a Great time on our trip and we can’t wait to go back.
We know several others interested in having the same experience themselves and
they will be contacting you in the future. Thanks again. Here are a few
pictures.

Floyd & Timeka / 4/1/07 / Marietta, Ga / Couples Sans Souci

Tammy,

I can not say enough good things about you and your staff. Our honeymoon to
Australia was a dream come true and because of you and your staff it was
flawless. Thank you so very much for all you did. I look forward to booking our
next trip with you!!

Jessica and Marc Petot / 3/25/07 / Seminole, FL / Australia Package

Everything went as planned. We called to confirm the transportation from the
hotel to the train station on Tuesday and glad we did as they had us down for
the following day. The hotel was nothing special but the view & staff made
up for that and we didn’t spend hardly any time in the room anyway so no
problem. The bed was hard & really the only negative about the whole trip.

We took a boat ride over to the Island of Capri and I would recommend that to
everyone as it was the best day of the trip. For $20 to $25 euro each you can
rent a cab for the entire day which made the trip there easy& you got to see
everything on the island. I could go on & on but won’t. I would like to know
more about your company as Mary Waugaman handled this from start to finish so if
you have details you send out, I would enjoy receiving it so we can use you
again. Thanks for everything.

William & Paula Sargent / 4/14/07 / Tampa, FL / Hotel Pasitea, Naples
Italy

Well, hello! Thanks for the response. Our cruise was amazing!!!! There should
not be a rule that you get only one honeymoon, b/c that was the best week Chris
and I have ever had. It truly was a “honeymoon”. The food was amazing, the
service was wonderful, and the sailing was very smooth. The only complaint we
had is that the cruise line had a hold on some of the money in our bank account
after we had previously settled our tab w/ them. My husband called them, and
everyhting was taken care of quickly. So, we want to thank you and all of the
great people over at Elite Travel for giving the best wedding present we could
have asked for … (a perfect honeymoon together). And we will definetly use the
$25 gift card towards our next cruise. We want to sail again next year for our
first anniversary. Please send me any info you have for the cruises to
Italy,Greece, or some place romantic that you could recommend. Any promos, or
events that could help us pay for our next cruise we will greatly appriciate
info on also. Thanks again for all of your time and your help, and God
Bless!!!

Sincerely,

Mr. & Mrs Farina / 4/2/07 / Lakeland, FL / WINNER Royal Caribbean Cruise
Majesty of the Seas

Hey Tammy,

Our trip was amazing! It was the perfect Honaymoon. I want to apologize for
the “over the water bungalow” issue I guess I didn’t understand when you told
me, But I also want to say Thank you so much for making the effort to work it
all out, I hope I didn’t cause too much trouble for you. Thank you again soo
much our Honeymoon was/is absoutly unforgettable. We took a few different
excursions, along with the private island dinner and the helicopter. I would
definetly like to reccommend the Shark Experiance excursion, we went diving with
sharks and all the other amazing creations, they video recorded the whole thing
and made a DVD for us as well, it was just perfect! I have never done any kind
of scuba diving before but this was so easy and we only went up to 60 feet max.
it was the neatest thing. Again Thank you so much I will certainly reccommend
you to friends and family, as well as use your services again in the future.
Thank you,

Jason & Tasha Wadsworth / 4/5/07 / Palm Bay, FL / Tahiti Package

How nice of you to follow up. We had a fantastic time, the resort was
wonderful and the people who worked there could not have been nicer or more
accomodating, took advantage of a few of the numerous excursions and found the
same to be true of the people who worked outside of the resort. All flights went
smoothly and on time.

We would highly recommend your agency to friends and family and we would use
your services in the future. Many thanks.

Jackie & Neal Scott / 6/9/07 / Tampa, FL / Royal Caribbean Cruise

Hi Kay,

Glad to hear from you. Belize was great we had a blast. The only problem with
experienced was with the pickup ride from the hotel to the airport. The person
who was to pick us up never showed up and so they had to send someone else from
the airport to pick us up. The pickup was supposed to be at 12pm and they did
not get to the hotel until 12:35pm! So they were 35 minutes late. It was
completely unacceptable but at that point there was nothing we could do about
it.

Well on a happier note we did get to venture into the city. We went cave
tubing and to some mayan ruins. Below is the link to some of our pictures.
Enjoy!

Idia & Rashaad / 4/12/07 / Tampa, FL / Belize Package

Hello The cruise was wonderful, I really enjoyed Cozumel, would have loved to
Have spent more time there…..One of these days, I would love to take Another
one, but I am thinking I want to be on a bigger ship with a balcony!! I have
pictures but I haven’t got them on a CD, I was thinkingOf doing that….your
service was great, thanks for all your help….Do I just need to go online to
give feedback? Did they say when I would Receive a refund….. Thanks,

Kay & Joe / 4/21/07 / Ash Flat, AR / Carnival Cruise Lines

Hi Frank. Rich and I wanted to let you know that the trip was truly a trip of
a lifetime. The service we received on Oceania was fantastic and the food on the
ship was second to none. We really enjoyed all the ports of call and it was an
unforgettable experience. Thank you for finding the perfect cruise for us.

Maria Balestriere

Our experience and service with Elite Travel Group was everything we
expected. Being that this was our first time going to Europe, we wanted to make
sure that we chose the right company and agent to assist us in such an important
trip. Our agent, Judy Sontag, prepared everything in a timely manner and was
patient in meeting all our needs for the trip. Hotels were great and chosen in
great locations and our trip schedule went smooth and easy. My wife and I look
forward in using Elite Travel Group in the near future and will recommend their
services to friends and family.

Thank-you!

Veda and Javier Labra

Good Afternoon Tammy,

In response, we wanted to let you know that everything was spectacular. We
thoroughly enjoyed our vacation! The Couples San Souci Resort was outstanding
and we will definitely return in the future. The service was exceptional, the
property was clean, the food was excellent and the experience was priceless.
What we loved most about this property is that it was not commercialized and
truly an all-inclusive resort.

In addition, Katie was exceptional in providing all pertinent information and
answering all the annoying questions Michael and I bombarded her with 🙂
Overall, our experience was superb from all sides and we will utilize the
expertise of Elite Travel again.

One question…….if I wanted to purchase a $400.00 credit towards the same
resort for my parents, how would I go about doing that?

Thanks for Everything!

Shanon Hardman

DESTINATION WEDDING

Dear Tammy,

Paul and I would like to thank you and your team, specifically Victoria
Jaszcz, for all your help in planning our destination wedding to the Bahamas.
Vicki was fantastic to work with and helped to mek our troubles with the resort
dissapear. Her ability to handle some of our more troublesome family members
enabled me to relax and have fun through the planning process. Once Vicki was
involved, I knew I could sit back and enjoy being a bride.

We especially appreciate all the help you provided to our 40 guests after the
weddign was over. You took time out of your own vacation to inspect the resort
and then followed up with your tour operator, Travel Impressions, to issue a
creidt to our guests for the poor condition of the hotel. Most agents would have
forgotten about the group once the travel was confirmed and ticketed. You went
above and beyond the responsibilities of a travel agent.

Thank you for all your help and for making our wedding a memorable and
special occasion. Yourdedication and professionalism is admirable and I look
forward to working with you and your agency in the future.

Best Regards,

Michaal & Paul Rossi / 2/2/06 / Orlando, FL/ Radisson Cable Beach,
Bahamas

DESTINATION WEDDING
That is a great picture. Thank you for everything you
did to make this event perfect. Everyone said it was the most beautiful and
amazing wedding they had ever seen! And thank you so much for my tropical
flowers. I love them. I can pretend I am in Jamaica a little while longer.

Ivey & David Miller / 3/10/07 / Baltimore, MD, Couples Ocho Rios

DESTINATION WEDDING GUEST
We had a great time at Couples Ocho Rios. Joel
and I travel often, and have stayed at many all inclusives, and this was the
best by far! The food was great! The service was unparalleled, and they include
EVERYTHING with your stay! We loved it! The only thing I would say needed
improvement were the actual rooms. They were very clean, but could use some
remodeling/updating.

Kara & Joel Steele / 3/9/ 07 / Columbus, NJ / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Katie,
Sorry it took me so long to write you back. The trip was
great… we really loved the resort. We ended up with a room in the old section
for the first two nights but eventually got to switch to the new section but had
to pay to upgrade… but we were still much happier there. Thanks again for all
your help.. we are looking to book it again over New Years so when we are ready
or if you see a great deal on Swept Away during that time period please let me
know. Here are some pics if you want to use any for ur website feel free

Thanks again,

Jessica & Jarrad Freeman / 2/24/07 / Westmount, QC Canada / Couples Swept
Away

Judy (DESTINATION WEDDING)
My only minor complaint is that when you think
5 star your expectation of the quality of the room is different. Upon my initial
entry I was a bit thrown back, but my now husband kind of calmed me down. Later
after asking around I found that there are only 6 rooms on the resort like the
picture I saw. I did not make a mention of my slight disappointment on the room
appearance as everything else far out weighed this minor issue. My main goal was
to be there , get married and have some fun -which I had a blast. There service
is definitely 5 star, but the rooms I would give a fair. My room location was
perfect. The personal service and attention received by you and Elite Travel
were definitely the best. One thing that was mentioned and appreciated is the
manner in which our travel arrangements were packaged and given in one nice
little pouch. Evidently not many other agencies doing this nice personal touch.
(It was noticed)

Rodney & Tina McIntosh / 3/5/07 / Tampa, FL / Couples Sans Souci

Hi Kay!

Our vacation was great!! we are very happy. The people there are very nice
and the hotel is beautiful, service is perfect, everybody is very kind. The food
was good and the restaurants very nice. The beach is perfect! everything is
designed so convinient!.
We went to an excursion, Barvaro runners. We
higthly recomend it. We had so much fun. Eddie (the tour guide) was very nice.
He did the tour in English. Luz was our representative from VIP (travel
arragements), she was also very nice.
Like I said before, it was a pleasure
to do business with you and I’ll look foward to our next vacation. I’ll give you
a call when we’re ready for the next one… and of course I’ll recommend
you!

Regards,

Silvia & Michael Lopez / 3/7/07 / Riu Palace Punta Cana / Delray
Beach,FL

Donna –

I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you. I will admit i”m
very lazy when it comes to doing things like this and a habit I need to break.
My apologizes.

Now on to the vacations. It was WONDERFUL! Donna I thank I may have told you
that was my first time traveling out the country. But everything went very well.
Jamaica was a beautiful place, the resort (Couples Sans Souci) was a very nice
resort. The people were very nice and they took good care of us. Unfortunately
we never left the resort to even see the tourist spots. We woke up late, went
out on the beach and layed out, and ate good. The only thing wrong was the
weather. It wasn”t bad bad but it rained off and on. So it was great. The
wedding was very nice. EVERYTHING WAS NICE. I thank you for the great job you
did with helping me book this trip. I’m glad you talked me into staying at Sans
Souci instead of staying at one of those other places we were gonna stay at. I
have so much more to say but I’m getting lazy again. I look forward to doing
more business with you and like I said sometime in the future I will be looking
for prices on trip to East Africa. Give you details on that later, but if you
see good prices on that can you send me an email.

Thank you very much again

Trevor & Azieb Pendleton / 01/12/2007 / Couples Sans Souci / Atlanta, GA

Hi Tammy,
We had some problems We waited at the airport for almost an hour
for a ride to the resort which is 2hrs from the airport. we arrived at almost
9pm. We missed one of the outings as no one told us at check in that it only
went Monday night, but was told Tuesday by guest service if we wanted to go then
to take a cab. (That’s just what the women said.) We put our room tag out to
have our room cleaned early and when we returned at 4 pm the room wasn’t
cleaned. I call guest service who said they would look into it and call me back.
they never called back and we went and found the housekeeper ourselves. Who told
us she was the only one working and that she had to clean the room that had
check outs so they would be ready for check ins first.
The toilet leaked and
the shower handles feel off. With orientation they tell you to shut off the air
when you are not in the room. which we did until we came back and i slipped and
feel from the water that leaked on the floor from the overhead unit. After that
we put down a towel down. We told housekeeping. Room service was fast to deliver
food, but failed every time to bring all that we ordered. Staff was wonderful
and very friendly but all had offers to us and other guest like do you want
cigars, do you want blue mountain coffee, do you want Appleton rum or best yet
staff offering drugs also at a great price as they are locals and can get it all
cheaper than us.

We did have a wonderful Hot stone massage. The weather was great. Duns river
was allot of fun.
We also did some other trips and Dave hired a boat to go
fishing. On check out we raised these issues only to be told we needed to pay 3
dollars for the use of the phone and the women had nothing to say about our
complaints. Not even something as simple as “sorry”. We liked that the resort
was small and you got to meet allot of people and see them daily but some of the
services sucked and we haven’t had these problems at bigger resorts. I have
given the card you gave me to friends and encouraged them to contact you about a
vacation. The help you gave us was wonderful.

Lori & David Moore / 01/29/2007/ Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica / Lebanon,
NH

Dear Tammy,
Rachael and I had a wonderful time on our honeymoon to Couples
Swept Away! The resort was very nice and laid back and it was just what we
needed after all the crazy wedding stuff was over. We have raved to all of our
friends how nice of a resort it was and we will consider it highly for our next
trip to the Carribbean. The staff at the resort was very helpful and everyone
was extremely plesant. There were many couples that had vacationed there
numerous times before and we can see why. The only small inconvience on the trip
was that there were two different reservations since we added on to the
honeymoon that we won. They actually had us checking out after the first
reservation so after I talked to the staff there they realized what was going on
and it was resolved quickly. I have attached two pictures for you to use if you
care to. Thank you for all that you did working with me to make this trip one to
remember for both Rachael and I.

Sincerely,

Ron and Rachael Bledsoe / 11/06 / Orlando, FL / Couples Swept Away

Katie –

Thanks for your note and for all your help in organizing the vacation. The
hotel was beautiful and we had a very nice time. I very much appreciate your
help.

Dave McCleary / 2/15/07 / Iberostar Tucan & Quetzel Mexico / Bronxville,
NY

Hello!
We had a fantastic trip to Melia Caribe Tropical. The resort was
absolutely beautiful and everyone was so kind and accommodating. The food was
delicious. The room was clean as could be. It was completely relaxing.

Our only complaints were that we did not get the honeymoon suite upgrade we
were promised upon check in and the woman at the front desk told us that if the
agency wanted that for us that they should have booked it that way, but we
enjoyed the room we got. Also, this was my first time at an all inclusive resort
and I was a little disappointed because I was expecting more culture for being
out of the country and I felt a bit more like I was in Disney. But Disney is
beautiful and safe and that was a good experience too.

Over all we had a great time. I attached a few fun pictures that you could
use on your site if you like.

Also, I was wondering if you might help us plan our next trip. We would like
to go to the Bahama’a Atlantis for 5-7 nights depending on the cost, for 5
adults and 2 children (13 and 10). We would like to fly on a regular plane not
the one that arrives directly at the resort. And we would like to go in the
beginning of June or the last week in May after the 25th.

Thanks so much Tammy!

Tiffany and Jose Gonzalez / 01/27/2007 / Melia Caribe, Dominican Republic /
Tampa, FL

Hi Kay,

It was great but not long enough since travel to and
from the airport was so long we really just got four days there and two of them
days it rained so I definitely want to go back the resort was very nice the
food
was I would say average, but I am a country boy that likes steak and
potatoes. The fight was fine especially the one from OH to Jamaica. The room was
prefect, but we had to move rooms the last night because our
room had a leak
from the air conditioner. I would like to get a group of couples to go back and
leave here on a Friday night or Saturday morning and leave Jamaica on a Sunday
morning, but everyone says to go to
Negril. I will definitely be using Elite
as my travel agency but next time I probably will have to go some where a little
cheaper.. Thanks for your time and concern .

Joey & Britney / 01/07/07 / Hardy, AZ / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Kay!
We had a blast in Jamaica! This was our best trip ever. We visited
Sandals Dunn’s River, and although it was beautiful to look at, the aura of the
resort seemed very snobby and not much going on. Kimono’s was fantastic though
so it made up for the trip. Everyone at our table was from the Sandals Ocho
Rios, and we all agreed that Ocho Rios was a lot more fun and laid back. It
seemed you needed to be a millionaire and enjoy golf to enjoy Dunn’s River.
Dunn’s River Falls was beautiful, but way too much work to climb. I had to quit
because I hurt my foot. Some people brought their kids, which I thought was
ridiculous and dangerous to have them try to climb it. We also did the Jeep
safari to the Falls, which was exciting and fun! We also did the Hooves
horseback riding ocean tour. It was the best excursion of all! Everyone there
were awesome and the horses were beautiful. We definitely want to go again, with
our friends next time, though!

Matthew & Jennifer / 01/14/07 / Holiday, FL / Sandals Grande Ocho
Rios

Good morning Judy
I spoke with my friend that I referred to you and she
said that she has booked her trip with you.

She was soooo excited and extremely thankful for your help. I told her from
the beginning that you were on top of things and would get the job done and
fast. I also told her that you were excellent in communicating with your
customers.

She is very impressed, and cannot wait to go. Thank you for your help with
her…She and I both appreciate it. 🙂

* Brandi L. Kirkland

Hi Donna,

We had a great time. The only negative is that it
rained on and off and we were unable to go sailing or take a ride in the glass
bottom boat due to instability of the water. Naturally everything was clear on
Tuesday as we prepared to leave.I am looking forward to returning with my
boyfriend. The customer service was awesome.

Leanna & Chandra / 12/06 / Couples Sans Souci Jamaica

Hi Tammy,

We made it back in one piece. We, overall, had a good time but a few problems
did occur with the hotel.

We handled it but it was kind of a pain in the butt. Anyway, we’ll look for
you in the future. Take care.

Beth & Robert / 12/26/06 / Mesa, AZ / El Dorado Royale

Good Morning Donna ,
If I had time to tell you how everything went, you
wouldn’t get no work done (LOL). Donna we had a ball from my vacation to the
wedding. My Massage was awesome !! by the ocean . Okay got to find someone here
in Savh to top that. far as the resort I think they owe me a check. I had so
much fun I had a party on that Friday night right in my back yard (love it.)
everything was decorate in white so I had to put on white.!!!! I will make sure
you get pictures> For as Natasha & Jarmal they have so many pictures.
Natasha had her computer so she download the film from Gloria’s camera. Thank
God because we lost it somewhere between atl and POPEYS (LOL) I had people
coming to my room asking is Faye Home !!! Yes we got to start working on hawaii
send me some thoughts . I love the resorts all inclusive . I tried to drink them
out of REMY but it didn’t work LOL I will be getting back with you, you are my
Travel agent now don’t be trying to leave me. PS Natasha mom & dad had a
ball. I made sure of that . Addie and Robert had a balll she didi the rock
climb.She can’t swin a tap.Thank you so much for everything you will be hearing
from me Love you

Faye and Gloria /12/06 / Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica

Hey Donna!

It was fantastic! EDR really is first class. The wedding was beautiful
(although it did rain so we ended up doing it in the church anyway). The casitas
were awesome, the food was great…all good things to say!

I am going to send you A LOT of pics via kodak funshare (warning: the
“Mexico, El Dorado Royale” album has about 450 pics.

Feel free to use ANY of them on your website, or to show clients, and if you
need to use me or Mark as a reference for future brides, please let me know!

We are thinking Jamaica for our next one? Or where ever it is good to travel
in March/April.

I will send you those pics now!

Merry Christmas!

Laurel and Mark / 12/12/06 / Monmouth, ME / El Dorado Royale (Destination
Wedding Photo Gallery)

Hi Tammy!

Trip was FANTASTIC! We were not on our honeymoon, we actually went for a
concert.

The Hyatt in Oahu and Maui were great. We really had an awesome time and cant
thank you enough.

Carolina Pedroletti / 11/06 / Miami, FL / Maui, Hawaii

Katie: ( Destination Wedding)
We had the most amazing time and the
wedding was unbelievable and unforgettable. Thank you so much for all your
efforts and arrangements you made with the hotel and with my guests. I think we
inspired alot more destination weddings and I will get your name out to people.
You have made my wedding planning and trip just carefree and enjoyable and it
was much appreciated.

Kathy & Tito Marrero / 02/13/2007 / Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar, Mayan
Riviera, Cancun / Vernon, NJ

Hello Elite Travel,
I just wanted to send you a copy of my recent email to
Judy Sontag and invite you to view my wedding pictures by visiting:
WWW.TELEKINETIK.COM/WEDDING

My husband and I had a great time and would like to thank Judy and the Elite
Travel Staff for great service! We REALLY would like to win the photo contest
that Couples offers so that we can go back for our 1 year aniversary. Feel free
to let us know what your fave pic is! Following is the copy from the email sent
to Judy.

Hi Judy, Thank you for your patience over the past months. I hope this email
finds you well. (Feel free to use any of this email for quotes)

I would like to give you the deepest thanks for all of your assistance with
my destination weddingmoon. Your
hard work, research, insight, experience,
opinion and planning was invaluable. Couples Resorts was romantic,
beautiful
and a wonderful overall experience. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are
hoping to win
the photo contest so that we can go back for our anniversary.
That is what I need your assistance with
🙂 We have so many pictures, we do
not know which one to use for the photo contest. Visit our wedding
gallery
and tell me which images you like the best! Also, I really want for some of the
staff members to
see the pictures because we have quite a few with them in
there. We promised them we would find a way to get
the pics to them just in
case they want to keep them. Any suggestion for getting the pictures to them?

Well, enjoy the pictures, let me know what you think and stay in touch!
Thanks again…..

To View The Pictures, Visit,
WWW.TELEKINETIK.COM/WEDDING

Donna,
We are glad to be home. Our trip to Riu Ocho Rios was good. It is
quite a different country. The bus ride from the hotel to the resort took 2 ½
hours. It’s not a one hour journey. Some of the other guests of the wedding were
on the bus for close to 4 ½ hours. We literally spent all day Tuesday and Sunday
traveling for a total of 7-9 hours. So those two days on the resort were
worthless.
Our weather was poor. It rained almost the entire time. We did
make it to the falls one day. We hiked them. That was a lot of fun. On the boat
ride back to the resort it POURED!!! It was really scary being in the ocean
during that. Of course the motto of everyone there was “no problem”, so we made
it safe and sound back.
Of other customers go, I would advise them to make
dinner reservations. There are many restaurants to choose from, but only two of
them can you walk in without a reservation. I went to make reservations on
Wednesday, the day after we arrived, and all the restaurants were booked until
Sunday. I told the lady that we just got here and we were leaving Sunday so she
squeezed us in on Friday at 9:00pm. That aspect of the resort was kind of
crummy. The entertainment was amazing! They really have a great entertainment
staff. The hotel staff/service was fair.
Overall we had a nice time. It was a
good experience, but I don’t think we will return to RIU or Jamaica in
general.
Thanks for following up with us,
Kimberlea / 11/06 / Snellville, GA / Riu Ocho Rios

Hi Tammy and all at Elite Travel,

You arranged and booked our wedding in October for Couples Sans Souci. We
have a wonderful time and the trip, as well as the wedding, will be something
that we will remember for a long time to come. I have a few friends that are
planning second marriages and am passing along your name and the Couples resorts
information.

I do have a question about the documentation that we needed to provide for
the marriage license (birth certificates, divorce doc, etc.). When we received
our office marriage license from Jamaica, the other documents were not returned
to us. Were they supposed to be returned, or does the Jamaican government
require a set to be on file with the license? If they were to be returned,
please let me know who I need to contact to find their location.

Again, thank you for all your assistance in planning our wedding/honeymoon
trip.

Tammy’s advice on the resort was right on target, and we enjoyed every
minute.

Sincerely,

Debbie Roth-Heger and John Heger / 10/14/06/ Clearwater, FL / Couples Sans
Souci

Hi Tammy,
St. Lucia was amazing, we had the best time. We were very
pleased with Sandals, the accommodations and customer service was great. We
would definitely plan another Sandals trip! Thanks for all your help!

Marni & Brian Mann / 10/25/06 / Bradenton, FL / Sandals Regency, St.
Lucia

Hi Kay,

All is fine, just busy as I am still catching up. We had a nice honeymoon.
The travel days were tough and we missed a flight due to the security issues (I
filed a claim with the insurance company, but don’t know if it will be approved)
because they are all different in each country, but otherwise it was fun and
relaxing. We did get the wine, thank you, but I am still a little confused about
the whole hotel thing and it was very upsetting at the time. I’m sure I will get
over it and it turned out to be just fine. The Cavour was very helpful in
finding us another room and the Hotel Pierre where we stayed had the best
concierre and she really made our Florence stay lovely (I think she felt badly
for us). I would certainly highly recommend that hotel. The Rome hotel was ok. I
know it is considered 5 star, but it felt much more “businessy” and the men at
the front desk (I saw no women) were not very helpful or friendly and barely
spoke English. We asked them

Thanks for your help with the trip and checking in.

Karen & Thomas Clark / 09/29/06 / Italy Package / Melbourne, FL

Ruth,

I wanted to let you know that we had a really great time on our trip. As you
know 14 of us went and I believe everyone enjoyed the entire cruise. We didn’t
want it to end.The boat, islands, people, food, entertainment, and just
everything was great. We are looking forward to next years trip already but
don’t know where yet. We’ve been to a lot of the islands over the years. Can you
make a suggestion? We really loved the Royal Caribbean trips. UnfortunatelyJohn
Imburgia hurt himself really bad on the flow rider and is at the specialist now
to find out when he will get the surgery that he needs. He tore a tendon in his
left arm and it actually snapped into. He went to the Doctor on the ship and
there wasn’t really anything they could do until he got back and had the
surgery. Tony Gonzalez kept talking about you on the trip too. He kept saying
how nice you were to him and how you even told him to call you anytime even on
the weekend. He was really impressed with your great attitude. Keep it up!!!.
Well I thought I would give you an update. Hope all is well with you and we will
keep in touch soon. Oh, let me know if some great deal comes around to some
fantastic place because Dana & I love to take trips. We’ve been all over.
Talk to you soon.

Thanks,

Debbie Myers / Royal Caribbean Cruise / Tampa, FL

Hi Donna,

We are back and we had so much fun, you are right on the money about Sandals.
The room was really nice, but all it was a good time when we get a min we will
give our review online, I want to tell you thank you for the big help that you
have been to me and us. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As I was blessed with outstanding angent, I am passing on the goodness. A
family member of my wife is looking to get married Puerto Vallarta, at the
Vallarta Palace All Inclusive. The Dates are 25-29 May 07. You can call me or
email me I will pass on your email to them. Ok

Once Again THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ric and Jamila Cureton / 10/19/06 / Sandals Grand Ocho Rios / Woodbridge,
VA

Kay,

I’ve been wanting to write you back and let you know how things went. I’m a
little behind cause I had shoulder surgery 4 days after I got back. No, it
wasn’t from the honeymoon, hehe, just had to take care of an old wrestling
injury.

So here’s some feedback:

You – We dealt with 40 or so vendors thru the whole wedding process. All in
all I was very disappointed with almost all of them, couldn’t believe how many
people couldn’t keep a deadline and how you had to hound them to get things
done. YOU WERE ONE OF ONLY A COUPLE THAT I HAD THE PRIVLEDGE TO DEAL WITH THAT
REQUIRED ESSENTIALLY NO EFFORT ON OUR PART AND MET EVERY TIMELINE.
I can’t
tell you how happy we were with you, your company, and the whole honeymoon
package. We enjoyed both cd’s you included in the package you sent us. I
listened to them the day the package arrived. They are now on my ipod. You are
our travel agent and we’ll use you everytime we go somewhere, hopefully in a
bout a year or so, we just haven’t decided on where we’re going to try and
go.

El Dorado Royale- That was the first time either of us had been to the area
and wasn’t a big fan of the airport. Glad you put the note in there to only talk
to an American Express agent. all those time share folks chase after you and are
very deceiving. Once we arrived at the hotel (it’s about 20 min south of the
airport). We were handed a washcloth to refresh ourselves with and two glasses
of champagne.
The resort is beautiful, out of the way a little, looks like
it’s one of the older ones in the area. We had a room facing the ocean in an
area right next to the main pool and a couple of the resturants and bars.

I’ll sum up how we felt about the place with one quick story. The friday
night we were there was our candlelight dinner on the beach. We both dressed up
a little and went down for dinner. They put netting around your table so leaving
the ocean view open, but making it feel like you’re secluded. The dinner was
wonderful(all the resturants were awesome) and after we’d had a couple glasses
of wine we walked back up to our room. When we opened the door we noticed that
they had been in our room. They made two kissing swans out of towels(the bed
decorations were funny cause I do it to and she makes fun of me doing it just to
find out the resort does it too). Over by the jacuzzi they had filled it up and
made some bubbles then places rose petals in the shape of a heart on the
bubbles. It was finished off with a bottle of champagne opened and
chilled.
The only gripes we could come up with were there are alot of ants
there and we got a few bug bites there(of course we were in the middle of a
tropical forest) and the golf carts were a little crazy from time to
time.
Overall a wonderful experience. I’d recommend booking someone in the
casitas vice the jr. suite like we had. They have extra access to the beach and
some other little ammenities.

Thank you once again for providing us with a wonderful honeymoon. Our next
trip we’ll be looking for something a little off the beaten path. No idea where
that’ll lead us but that’s part of the fun.
We’ll be talking with you in the
future.

Jeromie and Christine Cook / 10/23/06 / San Diego, CA El Dorado Royale

Katie,

I am grateful for all the help with planning our honeymoon and there were a
few good things like the location of the hotel in Postiano (Almafi Coast), our
day trip to Capri, and the hotel in Florence.All the tour buses were with at
least 50 people…not very Romantic. We did get down at the Fountain of Trevi.

Thanks,

Jeff & Yvette Jones/ 10/9/06/ Miami, FL / Italy Package

Hello Kay,

Our wedding was so beautiful, everything went so well.  We could not ask
for anything more, if we can just re-do the entire day again, we would it was
fabulous. We are now just waiting for our wedding photos to arrive. For Mexio,
we had beautiful and excellent honeymoon, it was like we were in paradise. The
people there are extremely nice, and El Dorado a beautiful resort, we will
recommend anyone to go there.  Nixon and I are extremely greatful for all
the information that you provided to us for our honeymoon. We will definitely be
re-visiting again.

Nixon & Lisa Francois/ 10/8/06/ Wesley Chapel, FL / El Dorado Royale,
Mexico

Ruth,

I wanted to let you know that we had a really great time on our trip. As you
know 14 of us went and I believe everyone enjoyed the entire cruise. We didn’t
want it to end. The boat, islands, people, food, entertainment, and just
everything was great. We are looking forward to next years trip already but
don’t know where yet. We’ve been to a lot of the islands over the years. Can you
make a suggestion? We really loved the Royal Caribbean trips. Tony Gonzalez kept
talking about you on the trip too. He kept saying how nice you were to him and
how you even told him to call you anytime even on the weekend. He was really
impressed with your great attitude. Keep it up!!!. Well I thought I would give
you an update. Hope all is well with you and we will keep in touch soon. Oh, let
me know if some great deal comes around to some fantastic place because Dana
& I love to take trips. We’ve been all over. Talk to you soon.

Dana Kolodney & Deborah Myers/ 10/8/06/ Wesley Chappel, FL / Royal
Caribbean Cruise

Ruth,

We had an incredible time!  From the time we landed to using the magical
express to get to the resort and check-in was all seamless and effortless.
Everything was arranged as discussed and your help was immensely
appreciated.  The resort was amazing! We loved every minute there and
absolutely hated to leave. Thanks for arranging this for our group and being so
gracious with my abundance of questions while planning it.  I’ll definitely
think of you for future travels and will throw elite travel’s name around
western Kentucky for other people needing some help with arranging a trip
somewhere. Thanks again!

Scott & Wendy Heavrin/ 10/7/06/ Paducah, KY / Disney Package Orlando

Hi Kay,

All is fine, just busy as I am still catching up. We had a nice honeymoon.
The travel days were tough and we missed a flight due to the security issues
because they are all different in each country, but otherwise it was fun and
relaxing. We did get the wine, thank you, but I am still a little confused about
the whole hotel thing I’m sure I will get over it and it turned out to be just
fine. The Cavour was very helpful in finding us another room and the Hotel
Pierre where we stayed had the best concierge and she really made our Florence
stay lovely. I would certainly highly recommend that hotel. The Rome hotel was
ok. I know it is considered 5 star, but it felt much more “businessy” and the
men at the front desk were not very helpful or friendly and barely spoke
English. We asked them

Thanks for your help with the trip and checking in.

Theodore & Karen Ann Thomas/ 9/29/06 / Melbourne, FL / Italy Trip

Good Morning Tammy,

Sorry for the delay, my email was acting funny. We had a wonderful time. It
was the best week of my life! I will stop by sometime soon and share the
pictures with you. Thank You again for all of your help. You helped make the
biggest day of my life the best one!

Robert & Yvette Shay/10/7/06/ Tampa, FL / Winners Couples Ocho Rios,
Jamaica

Vicki,

So sorry for not getting in touch with you! We had a wonderful time- the
weather was great, the island is beautiful..we were so sad to go and come back
to reality. Thank You so much for recommending the place. As you said, the
beaches were simply breath-taking. Paul could not complain.

Paul & Anncy Rowe/ 10/4/06/ Clifton, NJ / Sandals Royal Bahamian

Hello Kay,

First, let me start off by saying that we had a great time! It was just
beautiful. The resort was great. We did do some off sight tours and they were
great, just hated that we had to see how poor the people are in that country. We
just don’t know how good we have it until we see others with less. I couldn’t
believe that the average salary is on $150 a month! We enjoyed our cruise in the
caribbean. We went to this house in the mountains and had lobster lunches..it
was great!! We saw Michael Jackson and Shakira’s Homes, Huge yachts! Kay, thank
you and your daughter Tammy so much for helping us with this trip.

Thanks,

Cathy Moore & Linda Marion/ 9/30/06 / Dalecity, VA / Club Med Punta
Cana

Hi Kay,

I had a great time. The resort was under booked and we basically had the run
of the place. I enjoyed the “all-inclusive” drinks and food! We had fun
kayaking, doing water aerobics, and getting pampered with personal massages. The
rooms were nice and the hotel staff were pleasant. The excursions were
expensive, but worth the money. I was unaware that Club Med was French owned and
operated and that the primary language as well as guest were French with Spanish
being the secondary language. English was mostly spoken as an afterthought or
when we reminded folks that we didn’t understand a word of what they were
saying. Overall a great trip. A ++++ Most of us exchanged numbers, emails, and
addresses and have hopes of meeting up again for another excursion!

Thanks,

Terry Gibbs/ 9/30/06/ Accokkeek, MD / Club Med Punta Cana

Hi Kay,

The trip was very nice. Hot, but nice. No complaints or suggestions.
Everything went according to plan. Met some of the other ladies that were part
of this trip and we all had a great time.

Sincerely,

Janza Pullen/ 9/30/06/ Silver Springs, MD / Club Med Punta Cana

Vicki,

Just a quick note to let you know that I enjoyed the trip to Jamaica. It was
great and my mother and I had a terrific time. Even though I did not get the
“handy” little binder :), you did a great job in getting me the flight with my
cousin Vickie. The hotel even got us adjoining rooms the second day we were
there. Thanks again and I am curious in an all inclusive to the Bahamas or
Cancun around March. Could you work on some packages for me?

Thanks,

Jacqueline Beach & Deborah Beach/ 9/28/06/ Lexington, KY / Beaches
Negril

Judy,

Carl and I had the trip of a Lifetime and we both want to thank you.  We
commend you for all you did for us, and the tips and TIME you took to make this
such a life-long wonderful memory.   Everything turned out just fine,
including the $20 taxi ride from airport to port in Honolulu – just as you said,
we SAVED money.  And, I talked personally to the Marriott manager about us
not wanting a rental car so he gave us both a voucher for breakfast the two
mornings we were there – I mean, it was a HUGE breakfast complete with
everything  we wanted!  And, we took the BUS for $1.00 each (senior
price) to go to the USS Missouri which we did not get to go on while on board
the Pride of Aloha – long story there but no problem.  We did get to see
Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona the morning we got off the ship when docked in
Honolulu on our last day.  So, while at Marriott like I said we found out
where the bus was (across the street from hotel) and enjoyed a nice day riding
on the bus AND touring the Missouri which Carl really enjoyed. Pride of Aloha –
it was OK. No gambling whatsoever (because they are always in Hawaii waters) so
Carl could not enjoy his Bingo games either. It was just different, but, it was
OK.  Craig enjoyed the cruise also. We loved Australia and our friends with
the B&B in Nannup.  The time was just too short but it was
wonderful.

Again, thank you.

Carl & Carol Hoffman/ 9/24/06 / Lakeland, FL / Norwegian Cruise &
Australia

Hi Tammy,

We had a great time on the cruise. Thanks for setting it up for us. I played
live Texas Holdem for the 1st time. I liked their new Texas Hold’em Card room. I
would enjoy another cruise next year, same time frame.

Thanks,

Lee Curtis & Tatiana Rothschild/ 9/17/06 / Palm Harbor, FL/ Royal
Caribbean Cruise

Dear Frank,

We just wanted to let you know that Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa was
fantastic!  Our honeymoon package you put together for us was perfect. We
enjoyed the all-inclusive resort and the watersports.  We also went out for
a two tank dive near St. John, U.S.V.I and saw some amazing coral reef
systems.  We will definitely book our trips with Elite Travel again!
We are looking at the Grand Cayman Islands for our next short trip!

Thanks Again,

Eric & Mary Persson/ 9/18/06 / Bradenton, FL / Wyndham Sugar Bay, St.
Thomas

Pauline,

Thanks again for everything.  Sorry it took awhile to get back to
you.  Everything was very good.  I think I have found the place where
I want to retire.  Santa Cruz was a perfect vacation spot.  The town
of Puerto Ayora was probably the safest town in the world. It had a good variety
of restaurants and lots of shopping much to Josephine’s delight.  The tours
in the Galapagos are expensive, but its to be expected.  We generally paid
about ninety dollars a piece for all of the boat trips to the different
islands.  But it always included an English speaking guide, breakfast,
lunch and snorkeling equipment.  There is nothing quite like snorkeling in
waters full of sea turtles and extremely playful sea lion pups.  Those were
short trips around the the island of Santa Cruz.  We took a longer trip to
Bartolome island which is an extinct volcano.  We were able to see hike
around on the island which looks a lot like what you would expect another planet
to look like.  We also got to snorkel in a reef that was full of colorful
sea life.  And the island has a small population of Galapagos penguins that
we were able to swim with.  The hotel we stayed in was very nice.  The
suite was exactly what was pictured in the website.  They treated us like
royalty.  The food at the hotel was gourmet.  The only downside to the
hotel was that it was quite a distance from the town.  About 20 minutes or
seven dollars by cab.  And the hotel was at the top of the mountain on
Santa Cruz which meant that it was very misty and rainy the whole time we were
there.  But along the coast where the town is, it was always sunny and
warm.  So it was like having a beach vacation and a winter mountain
vacation all at the same time.  I personally found that to be
enjoyable.  But several of the other guests there were complaining because
they had not been informed it was winter in the southern hemisphere.  The
mix up with the flights was not a problem.  We were booked a day later than
we should have been.  However, the staff at the Royal Palm hotel took care
of us and had us on a flight just a few hours later.  The Patio Andaluz
hotel is also very nice.  It was in a safe, but run down area of the
city.  Again we were treated like royalty and the food at the hotel was
really good.  But I would not have wanted to walk to any of the shopping
districts from the hotel.  But cabs are very cheap in Quito.  The
guide that met us when we first got to Quito was very excellent.  The guide
that met us on our return did not speak English and did not know his way around
town.  He also insisted we get to the airport the next morning almost four
hours before the flight which had us getting up at three o’clock in the morning
and then sitting at the airport waiting…. Overall, we were extremely happy
with the trip and cant wait to go back at some point in the future. I attached a
few pictures for you.  Sorry this turned into a novel.  If you want to
know more details about anything, just let me know.  Thanks again for
everything,

Corey and Josephine Nations/ 8/1/06/ Jacksonville, FL / Galapagos Islands

Hello Frank:

Oh my gosh…what can I say to you?  Frank, you just don’t know what we
experienced during our stay at Ladera. It was definitely a fantasy honeymoon and
we already have talked about calling you and setting up our first year
anniversary.  The only thing different next time is that we want to stay
longer.  Ladera is a dream.  The resort along with the staff/people
are outstanding.  You know their motto is “Above and Beyond”  this is
so true.  Awesome doesn’t even describe the resort and the people.  It
was the most wonderful time of our lives together.  The lizards were
great—the plunge pool was cold—it rained beautiful tropical rainshowers
everyday and it felt wonderful. The privacy was exactly what we were looking for
and the beauty of the island is just  undescribable.  We took over 200
pics everyday.  Rainbows/ mountains/flowers/tours.  We will send you
some.  We were very lucky to meet a private tour guide who was at our
beckon call and was so well educated about the island and the culture and the
people. He took us every where we wanted to go and taught us so much about the
island and its people.  Just fascinating. Secondly, Frank, I would like to
say that you did an awesome job booking our reservations and flights for us.
Everything from the airport to the taxi waiting for us at the airport.  No
delays or anything.  You helped us so much and we will definitely use your
service again and we have already told many of our friends about you. The only
disappointment we had was that we were told that we had the honeymoon package
and the all-inclusive and the resort staff said that we couldn’t have
both.  So we recieved none of the honeymoon package amenities. We had to
pay for our massages and did not recieve the champagne.  However, we didn’t
care; we were so happy. Frank, thank you for all your help and we look forward
to doing this all over again. Thirdly, we would like to recommend to you a dear
friend that we met when we were there.  He is a tour guide and his name is
Denis…(Marx will email you more information about his name and numbers).
He catered to our every need and is very intelligent.  You may want to
refer him to some of your travelers when booking this resort/island.  He is
first class. He escorted Marx up the Petite Piton and toured the Botanic
gardens/Mineral Springs/bath; Volcano; everywhere we wanted to see he knew about
and was an excellent tour guide.  It was great to take all the time we
wanted and take pics and look at many different things without being rushed and
pushed through the lines.  We were visiting the gardens when a group from
the Sandals resort came through and was rushed and pushed through without time
to take pictures or observe anything at all.  I am so glad that we had our
own private guide.

Thanks Again,

Marx & Sherry Williamson/ 7/29/06 / Merigold, MS / Ladera Resort, St.
Lucia

Tammy,

Our honeymoon in Jamaica was fabulous. Thank you so much. Everything was
exactly as you had explained. Couples San Souci was the most romantic location
and the service was the best I have ever seen. Your service was wonderful from
the beginning  to the end and we our travels were worry free. We appreciate
all your help in giving us our dream honeymoon. Take care and we will be in
touch when we have travel needs that arise. I will be sure to refer you to
anyone I know looking to travel.

Robert & Denise Fuesz / 9/3/06 / Hoffman Estates, IL / Couples Sans
Souci

Hi Judy,

Our wedding was exactly as we planned it – small and intimate, and very
perfonal!  Wonderful setting and just our  children there, and it was
an incredible weekend.  Our honeymoon destination was amazing!  I can
never thank you enough for your hard work and the suggestion of Zermatt in the
beginning.  Zermatt was so very Swiss and exactly like I pictured it.
The Alps have been a dream of mine my entire life and they were just larger than
life.  Much more magnificent than I could have imagined.  I think the
time of year was great – the weather was wonderful, the grass was lush and
green, the flowers were incredibly beautiful, and there was snow all in the
mountains.  It even snowed on us the day we rode the highest tram to the
foot of the Matterhorn.  It was very cold at times, but we dressed in
layers and it worked out great.  Jimmy even wore shorts a couple of
days.  We rode the Gornergrat train up and hiked down  in the snow and
ice from Gornergrat, through Riffelberg, and all the way to Zermatt.  It
took all day and we had planned well with plenty of food and water.  There
was no better way to see the Alps than to hike and ride the trams and
trains.  It was incredible.  Our Swiss Rail Pass got us half price
discounts on all of the ski lifts and trams.  We took the train one day to
Thun, north close of Bern, to tour the Schloss Castle, which is now a museum,
and it was an incredible ride, hike, and tour.  We enjoyed Geneva, but it
did not compare to Zermatt.  We did enjoy Old Town Geneva and all of the
history and sights, but Geneva was a lot like New York City.  Hotel Alex
was fantastic.  The accommodations were the very best, and the food and
service were outstanding.  We have lots of pictures of our trip.  We
do not have our wedding pictures back yet.  I will try to pick out a few
pictures of our trip and send to you when I get home.  Thank you again for
making everything so easy.  I was so tired and stressed out planning the
wedding weekend and planning and packing for the wedding and honeymoon.  It
was great when we got on the plane headed for Newark.  The entire trip was
more than I could have ever planned and would not have ever know about Zermatt
without your recommendation.  We will definitely go back one day. Jessica
and Ryan are planning on going to Ireland for their honeymoon next July, and
Jessica is going to recommend you to Ryan’s mother, who will hopefully use your
services.  I will wait until I hear back from Jessica on that one. Thanks
again Judy from both of us!!!!!

James & Janice Ross/ 8/28/06 / Texas City, TX / Switzerland Package

Hi Kay,

You are great! Honestly, and please tell Tammy as well, Republica Dominica
was GREAT! The Riu is full of class and I would recommend.

Talk to you soon,

Mr and Mrs. Bigelow / 9/4/06/ Franklin, TN / Riu Dominican Republic

Hello Kay!

I had a nice time in Jamaica. But I don’t think that will be going back to
that resort unless I took the kids. I was contacting you  because me and
some of my friends and there family are planning to take a vacation together
next year! Maybe around June, July or August! Whichever has the best deals! We
do want to be on the beach. Bahama’s or some place like that! If you have
anything in mind please let me know! Thank You!

Ricky & Betty Jones/ 9/4/06 / Little Rock, AR / Starfish Trelawny
Jamaica

Good afternoon Kay!!

We are home and returning to our normal routine. The wedding was beautiful
and everything went as planned. We had such a great time at The Secrets Capri in
Mexico!! We are looking forward to going back to Mexico next year. Maybe a
different part of Mexico though? I am not one to keep going back to the same
place, I like to try different locations. We meant so many nice couples on their
honeymoon’s! It was very relaxing. We did leave the resort one day and go into
Playa Del Carmen to the shops. That was fun to see. We just stayed on the resort
the rest of the time though. We went snorkling and rode jet skies. As soon as I
download the pictures I will send you some. Thank you so much for all your help
and we will call you soon for our next trip.

Timothy & Tracey Rominger/ 9/4/06 / Huntersville, NC / Secrets Capri
Mayan Riviera Mexico

Good Morning Tammy,

The trip was amazing!  We had a wonderful time in Jamaica.  The
service was excellent and the room was beautiful.

We haven’t stopped talking about this trip since we’ve come back.  Thank
You for your help in making this important time in our lives memorable.  I
will send a few pictures soon!

Hector & Veronica Rivera / 9/11/06 / Wesley Chappel, FL / Couples Sans
Souci Jamaica

Hi Kay,

Couples Negril was amazing and we had a wonderful time there. It took us
forever to get home because of  numerous delays though. We even ended up
staying the night in Miami.  I haven’t had a chance to look at the travel
insurance to see what all is covered so I figured I’d shoot you an email and
find out. Also, Jay and I want to start planning another trip next year, with
another couple, to Mexico and we would love for you to work it up for us.
As  soon as I find out when and where from the other couple I will let you
know!! I’ll have to get pictures put on to my computer and as soon as  I do
I will be sending you some. Thank you so much for everything!!!

Jay & Christine Hoffmeier / 9/4/06 / Aurora, CO / Couples Negril
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

The honeymoon was awesome.  We had a lot of fun at Couples Ocho Rios, it
was wonderful to get away for a while.  Everything was better than
expected, of course, we didn’t know what to expect.  Everything with Elite
Travel was great.  I know that I had a lot of questions and fears and you
really helped ease those.  Thanks for everything you did.  Jason is
already trying to plan when we can go back.

Thanks again.

Jason & Heather Chappell / 9/4/06 / Maryland Heights, MO / Couples Ocho
Rios Jamaica

Tammy,

The trip was amazing. The staff at Couples was absolutely incredible. Such
warm hospitality in a beautiful place. We felt like we were at home away from
home. Our favorite was sunning at the beach and pool each day while sipping
Hummingbirds, however the food was unreal as well, so delicious!! Also, the
travel on Air Jamaica was good. No delays or challenges; the flight was actually
fairly empty on the way there, but packed full on the way back.

Joshua & Andrea Eaton / 9/25/06/ Atlanta, GA / Couples Negril Jamaica

Kay,

Thank you for the follow up.  Steve and I would love to share our
experience with you.  We had a wonderful  time in Greece and the
weather was perfect for us pretty much the whole time.  We have taken over
1500 pictures on our trip.  We are still trying to catch up from the time
difference and we have not yet seen all of the pictures ourselves yet. WE LOVED
DELPHI.  We wished that we had stayed another day in Delphi to get to see
more!  We found most of the Greek people to be very friendly and helpful
and gracious.  The food was awsome. Perhaps we can plan to talk more
towards the end of the week when things settle down a bit and we get caught
up.

Steven & Cynthia Phillips / 9/12/06 / Clearwater, FL / Greece Tour

Hello Frank,

We had a wonderful time. The El Dorado Royale Resort is great. Beautiful
resort, very modern
and the casitas individual was a very romantic place to
stay at. I want to thank you for taking care of us. We really appreciate
everything you did for us.

Sincerely,

Vanessa & Frank Cortina / 9/10/06 / Miami, FL / El Dorado Royale
Mexico

Hello,

I am updating you on our new address. We used elite for our honeymoon and had
such a great experience that we have reccomened you guys to our friends which
have since had the same experience. Our agent was Frank White and he was a great
help and we plan on using your services again.

Thanks!

Nick Borosh

Hi Tammy,

We just got home early this morning!  We had a wonderful time!  The
ship was really great and all the food was great!!!  We really enjoyed
it!  We went on several excursions through NCL too and just overall we had
a wonderful time!

Thanks for your note!!!

Michael & Regina Lumpp/ 9/24/06 / Burleson, TX / Norwegian Cruise
Hawaii

Hi Kay,

Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you. It turns out we’re moving
out of state in two weeks; therefore, we are extremely busy. Sandals was great!
We had a great time in Negril. Beautiful country, good food/drinks, very nice
people. We’ll try to send you some pictures once things calm down a bit. Thanks
for all your help. We truly had a great time.

Joshua & Susan Henson/ 6/14/06/ St. Petersburg, FL / Sandals Negril
Jamaica

Hi Kay,

The trip to St Lucia was very nice. The food, hospitality, and people were
awesome.  Everyone greeted us with a smile and a hello.  The weather
held up perfectly.  We were able to enjoy the pools, spa, beaches as well
as the sun. On our last night before we left we visited and had dinner at the
Grand.  It was a beautiful resort and it took our breath away.  All in
all our trip was well worth it.  We were able to spend precious time with
each other and most of all relax enough to really enjoy the moment. Thanks again
for all your hard work in preparing and planning our trip.  Thanks also for
the gift you sent us in the mail as well.

Joubert & Oldine Pierre/ 7/1/06/ Miramar, FL / Sandals Regency St.
Lucia

Hi Tammy,

We are back and almost settled. We absolutely loved the hotel!!! Not wild
about the island itself, but the hotel was awesome! The airports busiest day is
Wednesday…It took us 2 hours to get processed in and on our way to the hotel
that was another 2 hour bus ride. The a/c was also out at the airport so Mom was
miserable for the whole 2 hour wait. We went from flight to flight at North
Carolina so we hadn’t eaten since 6am and got to the hotel at 6pm…very long
1st day. We wanted to buy a meal on the plane but they did not offer them on a
short flight. The trip was great except for the airport. Great food, and plenty
to do without even leaving the hotel. I will send some pics soon. Madisyn had
fun, they have a great kids day schedule. AND THE SPA IS AWESOME AS WELL!!! On
leaving, the pilot locked himself out of the cockpit (Yes, they actually told us
that was the reason for the delay) so we had to run to our flight out of North
Carolina. Actually, I ran and held it up for mom. Then, Moms luggage was still
in North Carolina when we landed in DFW. I am not sure how that happened since
it was right behind both my bags. They delivered it to her house the next day,
so we do have it now. Thanks for the great hotel reccommendation- I would tell
everyone going to Jamaica not to be in a hurry to get through the airport (they
are expanding though) and to fly in on Tuesday (slow day) and stay at RIU in
Ochos Rios….it made the Sandals next door look like a shack!!! Now we have to
loose the 10 lbs we both gained on the great food!!! Not such a bad problem to
have. I have almost decided to become a travel agent for all the perks,….ha ha
ha!

Thanks again!

Niki

Niki West, Betty McKeehan, & Madisyn Hughes/ 7/26/06/ Lewisville, TX /
Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica

Hi Tammy,

Thank you so much for emailing me. I have been meaning to email you and tell
you about our WONDERFUL time!! We were so pleased. The resort was BEAUTIFUL!!
The people were extremely FRIENDLY!! NO COMPLAINTS!!! We would not hesitate to
recommend Elite Travel and Couples Resort to anyone. We know we are going to
take another trip next year, so we will be in touch.

Thanks so much

Jamaine & Natasia Shuford/ 7/23/06/ Baltimore, MD / Couples Ocho Rios
Jamaica

Hi Kay

Sorry i didnt get back with you. Never check email.  We had a WONDERFUL
time in Jamaica, it was lots of fun. I did not register with them yet because i
thought you told me not to. call me if you need to, i never or very rarely check
email..  Thanks for everything and being honest over the phone.  It
seemed like everything you told me was exactly what we came to expect once we
got there!

Thanks Again,

Mark & Melissa Dennis/ 6/19/06 / Robertsville, MO / Sandals Dunns River
Jamaica

Hi Vicki,

Sorry I haven’t had time to call you back.  I’ve been getting the kids
back to school and I am going away this weekend. The trip went well.  The
hotel was very nice – room, pool, beach.  The food was blah in the buffet –
no surprise. You did have to line up (for 1 hour) to make reservations in one of
the 3 nice restaurants – food much better. The workers in the hotel were very
nice.  We did not like that they blasted music every day at the pool, but
that’s personal taste. I would not choose to go to Jamaica again.  The
beaches are not as nice as other islands I have been to and I do not like the
fact that you can’t walk/bus/taxi into a town and walk around due to it being
“dangerous”, plus, there is nothing there. We did the zip line tour which was
great.

Candace Eitler & Christine Kauffman / 7/19/06/ Camp Hill, PA / Riu
Negril

Kay,

Everything went great! Thanks again for all your help and efforts, you
were great! No pictures just yet – we just got a new digital camera and we
need to learn how to develope them through the computer. I will definelty
be recomending you to all my friends that will be getting married. I’ll
send you pictures when I have some.

Michael & Shannon Moran/ 7/23/06/ Tewksbury, MA / Oahu and Maui,
Hawaii

It is nice to hear from you. The wedding was great. The honeymoon was
fabulous! Couples was everything we could have ever imagined plus more. The
service was outstanding. The room service ( we ordered in almost every night)
was great. We loved Casanova, the Italian restaurant. We went on two of the
excursions. We went horseback riding through a Sugar Plantation and on a
shopping excursion. We really enjoyed the horseback riding, but hated the
shopping trip. We were very caught off-guard when we went downtown. We were not
expecting such pushy people who would not take no for an answer. When we go
back, we will not be attending the shopping tour.  Thank you so much for
recommending Couples. We had to go to the other resorts to pick up other people
that were going on the excursions with us and we got to see all the other
resorts. We definitely stayed at the best. It really was a peaceful, tropical
vacation. We will go back!! Here are some pictures from our vacation. Take care.
Hopefully we will be booking another trip soon.

Kevin & Jasmin Queen / 6/12/06/ Lawrenceville, GA/ Couples Sans Souci,
Jamaica

Tammy,

I do not know where to start thanking you for an awesome Honeymoon, Brian and
I had a blast and want to go back in the future.  We loved Couples Ocho
Rios and we were so waiting for a catch to the all inclusive resort, but we
never got a catch the food and service was amazing (Brian and I were saying that
we wish would could get the service we had in Jamaica here in the states).
We had a blast and took many pictures (mainly of the views we had).  We
will strongly recommend Elite Travel and Couples Ocho Rios.  We had the
time of our lives!

Brian & Shanna DeVane/ 8/6/06/ Winter Haven, FL / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Kay! I have been meaning to contact you, but i just started a new job and
life has been a little hectic. The trip was a great success!!!!! The houses were
perfect and my family want to rent again in the near-near future( like before
the year is out), so i will be getting in contact with you very very soon. I
look forward to talking to you and thanks so much for helping me book such a
wonderful vacation!!!

Equence Bynum/ 8/3/06 / College Park, GA / Walt Disney Vacation Homes

Hi Kay,

Thanks to you… we had another successful fun-filled family vacation.
Luckily, we scheduled the week before the red alert (that would definitely put a
damper on our vacation).  We loved Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort.  It
was absolutely gorgeous.  The customer service at the resort was
superb.  Unfortunately, Thrifty did give us a couple of lemons. The first
car did not have working window shield wipers and the second car had smoke
coming from the tires.  Yikes. But we did not let that get to us.  It
was still an awesome vacation. Kay, it was great to have another opportunity to
talk to you and I hope we can do it again soon.

Justice, Elisa, and Chyann Alamo/ 7/31/06/ Bronx, NY/  Westin Rio Mar,
Puerto Rico

Hey Tammy,

It was awesome overall, we had a maid steal from us, (we caught her
red-handed, and reported her)  But the food, the people, the hotel, the
island were great!!  If they rub the all inclusive again next year we may
have to go back!!  We took some great pics too!  We will be uploading
them to ofoto a free photo sharing website,  we will send you an invite to
see them.

Robert & Jennifer Ferrira/ 8/7/06/ Land O Lakes, FL / Marriott Royal
Beach, St. Kitts

Hi Pauline,

Lovelle & I would like to thank you very much for helping us plan our
honeymoon.  We had a great time & enjoyed the relaxing
atmosphere.  We also appreciate the fact that you & Tammy went above
& beyond our expectations when we had issues w/American Airlines going to
& coming home from our honeymoon.  You helped us keep a very
discouraging situation from ruining our trip.  For that we can not thank
either of you enough.  St Lucia was beautiful & the food was
exquisite.  All of the hotel staff was very friendly & courteous.
We liked the fact that we got to experience the other 2 Sandals resorts
also.  We would recommend the Regency as the place to stay.  In our
opinion it had the best food & amenities.  We took the catamaran tour
to the drive thru volcano. We had a lot of fun, even though it rained most of
the time.  We would recommend you and Elite Travel to anyone looking to
travel.  We will be using you again for our travel needs in the
future.

Thank you again,

Lovelle & Amy  Madison/ 6/26/06 / Brandon, FL/ Sandals Regency St.
Lucia

Our wedding was fabulous and the honeymoon was so……….perfect.
It’s exactly what we wanted, complete relaxation and luxury.  It was the
best vacation we have ever been at.  We will definitely tell all our
friends and family about Elite Travel and how great it was working with you.

Thanks for everything, Lisa

Bryan & Lisa Natali / 5/8/06/ Tampa, FL / Couples Ocho Rios

We were very pleased with the Sandals Regency in St Luica. I’m happy that you
suggested it rather than us staying at the Grande with Jessi and Brandon. The
hills provided exercise for the extra calories! We only saw the bride and groom
two times so they were able to honeymoon without us. It was the perfect
solution.

We did have a “deluxe” room, though I was disappointed in the room. I had
thought as return guests (I let Sandals know) that we might get upgraded.
Everyone else we talked to while there got moved up to a better room. I guess I
don’t like to complain.  I did not mind the placement at the back of the
resort. I did not mind the missing balcony. What I did not like was the old,
hard bed and the broken tv. I requested an improvement in the bed (pad or
whatever to improve it) and nothing was done. We did not realize that our tv was
broken until 1/2 the week was gone. We just believed that it was like other
countries and had only two stations! We later found out that if you left the tv
on for 30 minutes you could receive many more stations! We didn’t go to watch tv
anyway. But, there was no excuse for the thin and worn out mattress. Not for the
prices paid.

The food was excellent. I’ve been trying to get a recipe for the Jerk Chicken
Appetizer (with no luck) from the Piton’s restaraunt. Do you have a direct email
for the Regency? The service was excellent. I could not say enough about the
people there. Get to know the people and treat them as equals. Service improves
even more! We hired a taxi for the day and toured the island. “Roger” was able
to take us to the places we wanted to see without paying high prices for several
tours. The SCUBA was great as well as the other forms of entertainment.

The wedding at the Grande was very nice. The people were considerate of
Jessi’s wishes and allowed her to change locations for the wedding. A topless
woman would have appeared in pictures so they requested a move from a beach
wedding to a pier wedding. They also discovered that Brandon was too tall (6’6″)
to fit under the arches on the beach.  The resort was well organized but I
guess that comes from ten weddings a day!

The Sandal’s was a great time but I still think I prefer getting the good
deals at other locations. I’m still sold on the Royal Decameron in Panama and
would like to find out if the other Royal Decameron Resorts are as nice. Few
Americans go to Panama and the food and service is almost up to Sandals. For the
price we paid at Sandals we could have stayed several weeks in Panama. A $20.00
tip when arriving will get butler service for a week! SCUBA is not as nice
because you are on the Pacific but the beauty of the location is every bit as
nice as St Lucia.

Drinks at the reception on June 2nd. Jessi opted for a pool/volleyball BBQ
reception. Chocolate rum cake for the groom. Let us know if you can make it to
Atlanta!

Thank you for your help!

Christy & Samuel Travis / 5/6/06 / Atlanta, Georgia / Sandals Regency,
St. Lucia

Our trip was wonderful.  It started out the first day a little rough
though.  When we got to the airport, we went to the Air Jamaica ticket
booth since that was who our tickets were through.  After standing in line
for 30 minutes, we were told that we were to be in the Delta line because we had
coach tickets on a Delta plane.  You’ve been in Atlanta Airport so I’m sure
you know that Delta is in the South Terminal and all the others are in the North
Terminal.  We had to run through the airport to get to the Delta
area.  We finally got on our plane and everything was ok.  When we got
to Sandals, we were told that there was a problem.  They had overbooked our
room category so they were upgrading us but only for one night.  We
complained several times because we didn’t want to spend one night in a room
then have to pack up to be moved.  We were told that we could be moved back
down to our room category but we declined as we were already settled in for the
evening.  The next day we were told that we could pay the extra for the
upgraded room or be moved back down to our correct room around 11 a.m.  It
wasn’t worth the extra money for the room in our opinion because it was in the
building I requested I not be in because it overlooked the parking lot.
When we went back at 11 a.m. we were told that our new room wasn’t ready and
wouldn’t be until 2 p.m. and we didn’t have access to our old room
anymore.  After complaining to a few people, we were able to keep our
access to the old room.  After the room problems were solved, our trip was
wonderful.  Our new room was great, it was above the spa so it had a pretty
view from the balcony.  The staff was friendly for the most part.  We
only had problems with the front desk staff due to the room problems.  The
food was great, I ate way more than I should have and Brandon got hooked on
champagne.  The wedding turned out perfect.  The cake wasn’t so good
but that’s ok.  The photographer took wonderful pictures, I’m glad you
talked Mom into getting a photography package.

I doubt I will go to another Sandals for a while.  I’ve been to several
all inclusive resorts and while it was very nice, I could go back to the lesser
resorts.  Here is the link to my page of the pictures, you’re welcome to
use any that you want.

Brandon & Jessica Yarbrough / 5/6/06 / Atlanta, GA / Sandals Grand St.
Lucian

Kay,
1.  We did not register as signature guests.  I believe
that you said it was better to wait until after we returned.  It would be
great if you could register for us.
2.  We did receive the $250 spa
credit.  When I went to settle my bill, they had not credited my account,
but it was listed on the record and everything was taken care of at that
time.  The massages over the water were excellent.

Overall the honeymoon was good.  It rained a couple days while we were
there and we did not enjoy the food at the resort.  For the money we paid I
was expecting good food.  Neither of us were impressed.  However, our
room was great – the private pool and jacuzzi is definitely the way to
go!!  The resort itself was also very nice.  We would have
participated in more activities, but it rained every evening for several nights
and we were never able to make the sunset cruise (it was cancelled three times).

David & Anne Bennett/ 5/15/06/ Alexandria, VA / Sandals Grande Ocho
Rios

Frank,

Thank you so much for everything.  What could have been a very bad
situation turned out to be an awesome one.  As you know we missed our
flight the morning after the wedding.  But thanks to American Airlines,
St.  Lucia Grande Resort and you everything worked out even better.
We had no complaints about anything or even any suggestions as to how things
could be done better.  Everything was great at the hotel and believe me
when we go on another big trip we will definitely us you and go back to a
Sandals Resort.  Thank you so much for everything again.  You all made
my honeymoon perfect for me and James.

James & Lauren Middleton/ 5/7/06 / Wesley Chapel, FL / Sandals Grande St.
Lucian

Hi Frank,

Thank you for the nice warm welcome home. We appreciate all the help that you
gave us in planning our trip. We did have a great time. I have listed below some
of the things that we really enjoyed and then those that we did not really care
for too much as you requested.

Likes

1) The rooms were kept very clean by the stateroom attendant and they were
very friendly.

2) Checking in and getting on the boat was very organized and easy.

3) The main Dining Room service was great and we enjoyed our waiter.

4) The Shore excursions in Jamaica and Grand Cayman were great for the most
part.

5) GRAND CAYMAN is awesome and would be some place we would like to spend
more time at in the future.

6) The kids director for teenagers 15-17 was very good and very friendly.

7) Jimmy Buffet margarita Ville in Jamaica was great and a must see for a
cheeseburger in paradise and they have a nice water slide into the pool and you
get beach access to their beach at no charge if you have lunch.

8) Senor Frogs, was a blast in Grand Cayman- great services very humorous
staff, a complete experience.

9) Shopping in Grand Cayman was great, very nice people, very helpful,
Bernard k passman shop was truly an experience in and of itself.

10) the Water in Grand Cayman was spectacular!!

11) Jamaica was very pretty as well the Water Fall was fun, the staff at
Dolphin Cove were a blast as well, even though Dolphin Cove is so small with
just a few things to do the local staff, you can tell love their jobs and did
not have their hand out for free money, rather they provided a service and an
experience of which we tipped them for generously.

Dislikes

1) When we boarded the boat and went up to the pool deck, their was a waiter
their asking if we would like a Pina Coloda or Strawberry daiquiri that he had
on his tray. It appeared to be a welcome aboard type drink. However, after we
took a sip of them he then asked for our sea pass to charge the $28.00 (3 pina
coloda’s and a non alcohol Strawberry daiquiri to our account we probably would
not have accepting the drink had we known they were not complimentary and would
have opted for another type of beverage.) later we saw other Waiters with signs
on their trays that clearly stated they were at a charge + gratuity. This waiter
apparently put his sign away.

2) We brought the coke pass for myself and our daughter which was a total of
$57.00 with the tip for the 5 days and we received a complimentary Beverage cup.
Every time we brought the beverage cup up to the pool bar, no one wanted to wait
on us and refill the cokes. however if we did not bring the coke cup up they
would get to us a little quicker. They were not all that friendly at most the
bars. I understand that gratuity is included and have no issues with that as I
used to be a bartender and manage a Resort here in Clearwater. However, they
definitely did not go above and beyond to try and increase their tips. I
actually would have left a dollar or two for refilling my coke, but no one
seemed to have an interest in it.

3) The food was average and was not really outstanding.

4) The shower/ water in the room had a severe issue on the 3rd floor and only
ran HOT and Scalding. The toilet even has steam coming out of it and would fog
up the bathroom because of the temperature. their was no cool water on the boat
at all on that floor. You could get in the shower for a few minutes and then
would have to get out and let is cool off for about 10 minutes or so and then
try it again. Thank goodness we were not sunburned.

5) The pools were not very inviting on board one was very small the other
always had a yellowish tint to the water.

6) The pool area being so small filled up very quickly and it was a challenge
to get a pool lounge chair on the 9th deck, which would not have been to bad but
on the 10th deck you had to fight the wind and try to keep you towel on your
chair ect.

7) Jamaica had so many beggars and people really trying to bargain with you
and asking you for money etc. They were even floating in the water by the cruise
ship asking for money.

Needless to say, yes, we did have a great time. However, I do not think we
will be jumping at the chance to go on another cruise in the future. We really
enjoyed the shore excursions and would probably fly somewhere and visit one
location or two that were close by. I have heard so many great things about
other cruise ships even of Royal Caribbean’s, but we were not really impressed
by the Enchantment of the Seas. It is a shame, as I can see how if the
experience with the staff and maybe the water situation and food etc, that
Cruising would allow you to experience so many places.

We will definitely use your services again in the future though and
appreciate all you did for us. If we hear anyone looking to book a vacation we
will pass on your name.

Thanks again,

Tammy

Thad & Tammy Wilgus / 5/27/06 / Safety Harbor, FL / Royal Caribbean
Cruise Enchantment of the Seas

Vicki,

We are back from a wonderful weekend in Bermuda.  As you know, we called
your office from Bermuda on Friday to discuss the room. We were very
dissatisfied with the room. It was clearly one of the few worst rooms in the
resort, overlooking a roof and exhaust fan (kind of like being near the engine
room on a ship). I understand the resort was full and with limited alternatives
to change on the spot.  Perhaps I should have inquired or we should have
discussed it during the booking process, as I was expecting a room with a
view.

Our overall impressions of the Wyndham (for your future reference):  The
beaches and pool were very beautiful.  The food was good. The hotel itself
needs more of an upgrade.  The room was not as good as most hotels I stayed
in.   Very small bathroom.    I recommend you consider
sending people to The Reefs, which is right next to the Wyndham.

Brian

Brian & Agnes Nolan / 5/26/06 / North Wales, PA / Wyndham Beach Resort,
Bermuda

Hi Pauline,

We did just get back.  We really appreciated your service.  It was
a pleasure to talk with you.
There were a few things that we were
greatly disapointed in.  First we wanted the room because of the room
service (we were looking for a day where we could really just relax and not have
to leave the room), we would have spent extra money for the room if we had to,
but the honeymoon penthouse suite with the consierge service and ocean view did
not offer that as an option, like we were told. We were quite disapointed. The
rest of the week we had a blast.  It was once we had to leave that we had a
problem.

After the 3 hour bus ride (not an hour and a half like we were told) we got
to the airport to check in.  It
is not like it’s a lot of money but we
were told that our airline tickets didn’t include the Jamaica taxes,
so we
had an additional $20 to pay at check-in to go home.  I think something
like that should have been said to us.  It would have been a shame if we
didn’t have the cash on us.  We were a little disappointed and felt that
these things should have been mentioned to us before booking the reservations
with the company.  I would have really liked the room service, but there is
nothing we can do about it now, and Ryan and I made the most of our trip.
Pauline, you were just wonderful on the phone.

Take care,
Jade Pierson

Ryan & Jade Pierson / 5/22/06 / Aliso Viejo, CA / Sandals Grande Ocho
Rios

Hey Judy!

Hope you are well.  Wanted to touch base with you and let you know that
I forwarded your name to a friend of mine, Ginger, and her soon to be husband,
Mark Cecil, MD.  They are actually getting married on the 4th of July, if
al goes as planned and I know she is looking towards getting away and escaping
somewhere, so I highly recommended your to her, and just passed your info over
to her, just in case she contacts you.  I know they are having problems
with their computer because their house got struck by lightening, so if
anything, she will be calling you.

Another question I had, in regards to Jamaica in October.  A friend of
mine yesterday brought to my attention it being Hurricane Season at that point
when we will be there?  Do have any thoughts on that in your
experiences???

Let me know.

Appreciate your help.

Kristen Stilla and Paul Bockmore!!!
Paul & Kristen Bockmore /
10/29/06 / Columbus, OH / Couples Negril, Jamaica

Hello Tammy!

Our Honeymoon was wonderful! The resort was beautiful! Unfortunately it
rained most of the time we were there!

Luckily I had brought a copy of the receipt you emailed me from where we
extended our vacation to come home on the 9th, because they had no record of
that! So after the 6th when we were originally suppose to leave we had to go
back and redo all of our paperwork to re-register our stay!

But other than that the property was beautiful and the service was great! All
of the employees were very nice and friendly. The greeting we received when we
arrived not just to the resort but even at the airport in the Couples Resort
waiting area was great! Although .. I will have to remember never to take a
connecting flight again! WOW .. what work! In the future I would always
recommend two options to your customers .. the price and travel time for direct
flight and the price and time difference for a connecting flight! It took all
day to get there and all day to get back! But Spirit airlines was not bad at
all! They also did a great job!!

As a matter a fact we are already talking about planning a trip for our
anniversary with some of our friends that are couples! I would love to see the
difference in the Sandals and Couples resorts! But we would definitely visit
Couples Resort again!

We did of coarse very happily advertise that we won our honeymoon to some
couples that we met. I was surprised that some people had never heard of Perfect
Wedding Guide or Elite Travel .. but they have now!!

Also one last thing! Is there a way to get copies of the pictures that the
photographer took when they surprised me at my job?

Thanks again for making our honeymoon wonderful!

Brian & Betty Jo Barker/ 6/3/06 / Seffner, FL / Couples Negril,
Jamaica

Hello,

Sorry for the late reply but we had our reservation all taken care of for
Sans Souci, there was a small issue b/c of my name spelling but this wasn’t a
problem when we arrived. I wanted to thank you and your group for arranging our
reservations in such little time and also making the modifications for my name
change. We really enjoyed ourselves at Sans Souci, this definitely was the right
choice for us for our honeymoon.  The staff treated us like kings and
queens and the property was very well kept.  I am glad that you were able
to assist us in choosing this property. Also we would like to plan early for our
anniversary vacation travels for next year in order to begin saving etc.
When is a good time to start looking into planning travels for 5/26/07.  We
may want to attend Sans Souci again but would also like to look into other
options. I may also have some referrals as we have told everyone what a great
time that we have had.

Thank you,

Gaidi and Julie Hartage/  5/29/06 / Orlando, FL / Couples Sans Souci,
Jamaica

Hey Vicki,

Sorry I have not responded to you.  I have been crazy catching up with
work.  I am sorry that I missed your boss on Friday.  I was actually
stuck getting my hair done for the wedding that night, the salon mixed up
appointments.  I have attached some pictures from the wedding.  Since
we have never met, I thought it would be fun for you to put a face with a
name.  I don’t think everything that happened at the Radisson was your
fault, especially after we spoke to another couple that was getting married on
the Saturday.  We rode to the courthouse with them to get our
license.  They booked their trip through Liberty Travel back in July.
The hotel did the same thing to them, sending them a letter revoking the “free
wedding”.  Long story short, Liberty Travel was not able to help them and
they had to pay the hotel $10K for a 23 person wedding.  When Paul and I
heard that we knew it could’ve been worse.

Where do I begin?  I am sure you saw all the emails back and forth to
the hotel prior to leaving.  They changed wedding coordinators on us, which
was a huge hassle.  Shenika was just too young and very inexperienced to
know better.  The Radisson has major issues, but I don’t think you all will
be recommending them anymore regardless.  Tammy was very helpful while you
were away, so no worries there.

The hotel needs MAJOR renovations.  We had a renovated room (supposedly)
and there was a huge hole in the carpet leading into the bathroom and the A/C
was horrible.  I actually got dressed in my sister’s room because her A/C
worked better.  The hotel staff as a hole was very rude.  Especially
the women.  I made it a point after the first day to smile and say hello to
all the staff and most of the time they would just look at me like I had three
heads.

Wed – Day 1 – I arrive with Carolyn and check in.  No surprise that I do
not have a suite but oh-well.  I contact Shenika and set a time to meet her
to walk to space, 2pm.  I then go down to the guest services desk to make
dinner reservations for the rehearsal dinner.  (I had emailed Shenika about
this request two weeks prior and she told me she was not able to help and that I
had to make the reservations when I arrive)  When I ask to make
reservations for 2 parties of 10 (the hotel will not allow a table of more than
10 be reserved at any of the restaurants) I am told the only thin available was
Islands (very casual) at 6pm.  I asked the guest services person to call
Shenika since there must be a mistake.  I had specifically requested
Avocados or Amici for the dinner and I was hoping that she had made the
reservations for me.  No such luck.  Shenika actually says to me “if
you had told me you wanted the reservations I could have made them for
you”.  So, I have Paul forward her the 3 emails to her where I specifically
made that request and she told me no.

We settled on Islands since there was not much else to do.  Carolyn and
I go back to the lobby to find Paul’s two sisters and family attempting to check
in.  Christine was the party of six, 3 girls and a babysitter.
Christine had called the hotel on several occasions requesting adjoining rooms
due to the girls (5, 10, 12).  The hotel was not able to accommodate the
request.  They kept saying that it was a “request” and since the hotel was
full they could not help.  They argued at the counter for about 20
minutes.  They were told their rooms would be ready at 3:30pm (it was now
12pm).  We all went and had lunch outside and tried to relax.  Carolyn
and I went to me Shenika at 2pm.  She was not there, surprise. I met her
boss Nicola and she told me to come back at 3pm since Shenika was at
lunch.  I told her about the restaurant reservations and she said she would
fix it.  I then asked her if she could deliver the two boxes I had shipped
to my room.  The boxes arrived 45 minutes later.  Carolyn and I went
back downstairs for a second time to meet Shenika.  We reviewed the BEO’s
where I found out that I was being charges $210 for the cake since I asked for
marzipan icing.  For a cake that serves 40 people, I thought that was a tad
high, but the wedding was in two days so it was too late to change it now.
We walked the space and actually moved the reception site.  They wanted us
to have the reception, cocktail hour and wedding in the Gazebo area.  This
meant that all the guests would be present during the F&B turns.  Very
tacky.  So we found a new place for the reception so the guests would not
have to watch the turns. We end the walk through with Shenika telling me Paul
and I have an appointment with the minister at 10am on Thurs.  Now I have
sent her the rooming list 3 separate times.  I even handed her a hard copy
that day with all the parties identified, ie parent’s of groom, sister of bride,
etc…  I told her Paul was not arriving until 10:33am and I did not expect
him at the hotel until noon.  She had a panicked look on her face and said
she would try to contact the minister.  I guess over the last 2 months the
Bahamians changed their mind on marriage licenses.  You no longer need to
be there 24 hours prior, you just have to stay on the island for at least 3
days.  We also had to physically drive down to the Bahamian version of a
courthouse to obtain a license.

Thursday – 10:30am, Shenika calls my room and tells me the minister is
waiting.  I calmly told her again that Paul’s plane is just now landing and
he won’t be at the hotel for at least an hour.  She said she would try to
stall the minister, like it was my fault.  I wait in the lobby for Paul and
as soon as I see him we head to the wedding office to meet the minister.
We are asked to pay him $150 in cash, no credit cards accepted.  I look at
Shenika and reassured that per our agreement the hotel would refund us the $150
if we turn in the receipts to the front desk.  We go to the courthouse and
obtain a license.  We make it back to the hotel about 2pm.  Confirm
the rehearsal was at 5pm that night.

Shenika meets us at 5pm at the Gazebo and says, ok this is where you are
getting married.  Paul, meeting me at 4:45pm tomorrow and Michaal I will
meet you at 4:45pm as well.  Nope, I explain that she will need to meet
Paul first since we will not be together.  There was no real rehearsal, the
minister was not present.  I actually had to tell her where I would be
walking in from, my sister would be before me, etc…  By 5:15 she was
gone.  UGH.  We go to dinner and they have two tables of 10, about 20
ft apart.  Paul asks the manager if we could move the tables a little
closer.  The manager said absolutely not.  I then go speak to the
manager, batting my eyelashes and playing the wedding card, and he agrees to
move them a little closer.  At least we were in shouting distance.

Friday – my hair appointment was supposed to by at 1pm.  I get a call at
11am, thinking it was Tammy.  It was the hair salon asking when I planed on
coming down.  They mixed up the times.  I grabbed my things, my sister
and my niece and we went to the hair salon.   Even though the
appointment was mixed up, they did a great job.  Shenika came in about 1pm
“to check on me”.  I told her about the mix up and she said she was
sorry.  I confirmed that I would meet her at 4:45 to get the flowers.
I spent the rest of the afternoon with my sister in her room.  I couldn’t
really walk around the resort with my hair done up and a crown on my head.
No worries, we had a good time together hanging in her room where the A/C
worked.  About 4:15pm my niece comes back from my room, I was using her as
a runner for everything I forgot since I didn’t want to run into Paul.  She
came back with a funny look and said “Aunt Mike, you need to call Uncle Paul,
the wedding is moving inside”.  What?  I look out the window, sunny, a
few clouds, like it has been all week at 4pm.  I call Paul in a panic and
he ahs just jumped out of the shower and is on his way to find Shenika.
Absolutely no way we are moving inside!  Now I am not a religious person,
but I had 36 people praying for good weather for at least a week.  And my
sister who is very religious assured me that it would not rain.  I call
Carolyn and another friend and ask them to go find Shenika and not to let them
move the wedding.  My sister is also dispatched to find Shenika and bring
me a few drinks.  At this point I needed something.

After guzzling my drink, I prepare to go downstairs to meet Shenika at
4:45pm.  Carolyn has called the room and told me that Paul had reached
Shenika and the wedding was staying put.  4:55, Shenika comes running with
the flowers.  She sees the look on my face and says “I know this is not
what you ordered.  The cala lilies are wilted. You can chose one of these
at no charge”.  How gracious of her to at least give me the wrong flowers
for free.  I can now pick from a bouquet of roses or lilies.  I chose
the lilies and give the roses to my sister.

Ok, ready to get married.  Carolyn comes back and says it will be
another 10 minutes.  The staff is running late.

Finally, we begin.  I walk down the aisle, following Shenika’s
que.  I reach the alter and finally the music selection changes to “Here
Comes The Bride”.  The funny part is it didn’t play until after I reached
the alter.  Yes, I had to laugh.

The ceremony was over and the cocktail reception was supposed to begin, but
shocker, the bar or food stations were not set.  We find Shenika and she
tells us it will be about 20 minutes.  20 minutes???  So our guests
were supposed to stand around and look at each other while the tables and bar
are set. Nice.  Paul is furious since he had told them we would hold the
wedding until the hotel was set and Nicola (Shenika’s boss) assured Paul that
everything would be done by the end of the ceremony.

We send the guests to the bar by the pool and ask Shenika to walk over there
and make sure they are served quickly and there are no hassles since most people
took off their wrist bands for the wedding.  She is not happy with this
request, but I think she realizes that Paul is about to blow so it is best for
her to not be around.

Finally the bar and food is set and we call the guests back over.  Paul
and I go take pictures on the beach for a while.

After pictures I find the Banquet Captain (Shenika is no where to be found)
and ask what time we should have the guests come over.  While looking at
the tables I realize that once of the tables is missing a centerpiece, which I
brought with me from FL.  I spot Nicola and she says, this is all Shenika
gave us.  So somewhere in the hotel is the missing centerpiece.
Luckily they made the head table the once without the centerpiece so it did not
look too bad.  The cake was pretty, I brought the cake topper and 50 white
chocolate sea shells with me for the cake.  The cocktail napkins I had
printed and brought with me were spread out all over the tables.  Not
really the purpose for cocktail napkins, but at this point I was not
arguing.  I asked that the remaining napkins be placed at the bar.
They really didn’t understand this.  I guess they do not use cocktail
napkins in the Bahamas?  I met the DJ and let him know we will do a
traditional first dance, make sure he understands that I am Michaal (I wouldn’t
blame anyone for messing up my name) I just didn’t want him to announce us as
Mr. And Mrs. Michaal Rossi.

Once the reception started all was well.  Shenika was gone, we tipped
the bar tender $50 bucks and he made sure the drinks were flowing.  The
food was good and there was plenty.  I am happy to report that by the end
of the night all of us were dancing in the pool, dresses and all.  The
reception was around the walk/wade in pool so it was very easy and tempting to
get wet.  Paul started it all by walking in first, then I went in and I
have to admit, it felt so nice to cool off.  Even though we were by the
beach, it was very warm, especially dancing and drinking.  We had people
out on their balconies dancing with us.  It was a great end to a rough few
days.

The rest of the weekend was nice.  Family and friends by hanging by the
beach, renting jet skis, you know the drill.  Reservations were still an
issue and very difficult.  It was as if the hotel had never worked with a
party larger than 10.  The rooms were nothing to write home about,
spacious, but poorly decorated.  The hotel claims that every room has an
ocean view, but to see the ocean from two-thirds of the rooms you had to crane
your neck around the balcony to get a glimpse.

Sandals was nice. They upgraded us on arrival to a Butler Suite, but we
didn’t get a Butler.  While the upgrade was a nice gesture, since we didn’t
have a butler, we were sort of in limbo.  The concierge didn’t know what to
do with us since they thought we had a butler.  Our room was on the first
floor right next to the pool so it was pretty loud.  But room was
beautiful.

All in all it was a nice trip.  I would never recommend the Radisson to
anyone and I am not sure that I would recommend the Bahamas in general because
of the attitude of the people.  I have worked in the hospitality industry
for 15 years and I was very surprised at the unwillingness to help.
Anytime you asked for anything, even ice in a cup at the bar, it was like you
were putting them out.  Very weird.  I was chatting with one of the
ladies that sells things on the beach.  I guess we were there over a
Bahamaian holiday, their Labor Day, and many employees were angry they had to
work.  She also said that most workers or the middle class were not happy
with the current Prime Minister and that if we come back in two years, after the
new government is elected, we will see a change.   So, maybe I will
give them another chance in two years.

The hassle at the Radisson was not your fault.  However, I would
encourage any future weddings to use a group contract.  They kept stressing
that if we had a group contract things would have been different, although I am
not sure I completely buy that.  Our final bill for the wedding will be
disputed.  We were not credited for the flowers, the $150 in cash for the
license, the missing centerpiece, the cocktail reception and the 4 room drops
(welcome gift bags for guests) that were not delivered.  Paul actually
walked into the wedding office the day we were checking out and grabbed the
remaining bags and distributed them himself.

The important thing is that Paul and I are married.  We were able to
spend time with our family and friends and we will always have a story to tell
about the wedding.  If you want more pictures, let me know, we have a
ton!

Thank you for everything, really.

Michaal Rossi

Paul and Michaal Rossi/ 5/25/06 / Orlando, FL / Radisson Cable Beach, Bahamas
& Sandals Royal Bahamian

Hi Tammy,

We had a wonderful time at Secrets Excellence in Cancun.  We were
definitely impressed with the service and the resort itself.   The
food at the restaurants were great.  The people were very nice.  Louis
is in the hotel business in NYC and was really impressed with everything he
experienced at Secrets.  He couldn’t stop talking about it.  We did a
couple of other excursions outside of the resort like Chinchin itza and Xcaret
but other than that we didn’t really leave the resort.  We were very
comfortable with our room although it was in the back and we had a view of the
fields.  The only thing that they did not do for us immediately was the
honeymoon package that was arranged by you.  I even asked them about it and
they told me that they didn’t have anything entered for it.  I shrugged it
off and when I went to my room I looked at the travel arrangements that you sent
and it indicated the Honeymoon Package was supposed to be included.  After
I showed them the documents it was taken care of the next day.

We hightly recommend Secrets Excellence and also found out that it is a
Preferred Hotel.

Thank you so much.

Karen & Louis Rodriguez

Louis and Karen Rodriguez/ 6/19/06 / Rego Park, NY / Secrets Excellence
Riviera Cancun Mexico

Hey Donna,

Finally had a moment to email you to let you know how everything went!
It was beautiful!  As I approached the beach I was thinking “this is my
wedding?!” All of our guests had a great time and even the two latecomers (I’m
sure you know) hurried to catch up to the fun we were already having.  Dave
and I are in Negril now getting aquainted with the surroundings.  When we
get back I’ve got plenty of pictures and video to show you.  Feel free to
use them for promotional purposes – and remember you’ve got a great reference
for life! “Elite Travel is the best! They took a crazy and disorganized
destination wedding at the 11th hour and got everything taken care of quickly
and professionally. Not only were they a pleasure to work with,my family loved
them as well. I did’t have to do anything and I couldn’thave asked for better
service or better people to work with. You’ve got our business (and our
family’s) for years to come.

Christal Gearring

David and Crystal Gearring/6/28/06/Austell, GA /Couples Sans Souci &
Couples Negirl Jamaica

Hey Judy

I’m not sure if Wendy has emailed you or not but we had a wonderful time in
Montego Bay. It was beautiful there. The resort was awesome and the people were
so friendly. The only downfall was the room.  The first one we had was so
hot.  I’m used to my air being on 71 and I think that room at its coolest
was about 78.  So we switched rooms and then had a blast for the rest of
the trip.  That’s after we got all the way to Orlando and Ray (my husband)
forgot his drivers license.  Men I tell you what!! So we had to stop in
Orlando and have him a new ID made so we could board the plane.  But after
that is was smooth sailing. Besides when he lost our key to the room and the
safe in the room (which cost us a $100.00) I guess he was just having too much
fun in Margerettaville.  We took several tours which included the white
water rafting, the dunns river falls, the catamaran to margarettaville and we
did a zip line canopy tour.  We had an absolute blast while we were
there.  My husband became very good friends with a couple of the playmakers
at the resort. We have told all of our friends about it.  We are wanting to
go back for our 1 year anniversary and we are trying to get several other
couples to come along with us. Thank you so much for recommending Montego Bay
over Ochos Rios.  It was just perfect for us, lots of action!!

Raymond and Jamie Flores/ 6/26/06 / Middleburg, FL / Sandals Montego Bay

Hello Kay,

Marie and I had a blast. Atlantis was  amazing. There was plenty to do.
We loved St. Lucia.  We got a chance to visit the Grand as well. We
appreciate your help in making our trip a memorable and smooth one. We look
forward to planning another trip through Elite travel. Thanks again and God
Bless.

Sincerely,

Esaie and Marie

Esaie and Marie Aime / 6/28/06/ Miami, FL / Atlantis Bahamas & Sandals
Royal Bahamian

Hi Ruth,

Chris and I just wanted to let you know that Couples Sans Souci was
AMAZING!!! EVERYTHING was perfect and we absolutely loved it. Thanks so much for
everything! We’ll remember you next time we plan a vacation!!!

Best wishes,

Lauren and Chris Hoffer

Chris and Lauren Hoffer/ 7/9/06 / Antioch, TN / Couples Sans Souci, Ocho
Rios, Jamaica

Hi!!!!!!

We made it after a long trip. THis place is just as beautiful as we
remembered!!!!!!!!! We’re going to disconnect from the world except for an
occasional e-mail. See you when we get back to the real world.

Joel & Sharon

Joel and Sharon Heller/ 6/23/06 / Greensboro, NC / Couples Negril Jamaica

Hi Donna,

We had a great time- the service was exceptional. The only problem was with
Air Jamaica both going out and returning flights were cancelled and
delayed.  Otherwise had a wonderful time the wedding was just lovely.

Jeanette Reneau / 6/30/06 / Hollywood, FL / Couples Sans Souci

Hi  Kay-

The Honeymoon was really nice.  We really enjoyed Florida, it’s such a
beautiful place. The weather was great the whole time! The hotel was wonderful,
their guest service center is really awesome! Like I said, we loved it. The
people were very kind. Disneyworld was great, although we didn’t care much for
the waterparks- it was too crowded to swim the day we went. But it was all
awesome. Thank you so much for helping us out with that. We loved it!

Talk to you soon,

Ashley and Deris

Deris and Ashley Morgan / 6/5/06 / St. Paul, MN / Disney Package Orlando,
FL

Hi Tammy!!

Thanks for the welcome home!!  We are home a day later than planned, but
we made it back.  The flight (American Eagle) was really delayed getting
out of San Juan to St. Lucia, so it forced us to miss our connecting flight back
from St. Lucia to San Juan/San Juan to Tampa.  Not particularly happy about
that, but at least American Eagle put us in a hotel for the night and gave us
“vouchers” for meals since the next available flight to Tampa wasn’t until
2:57pm Sunday afternoon. (Other option was wait until 8pm for the flight to
Miami and fly standby for flights to Tampa on Sunday–REALLY NOT a cool
option!!)

Our luggage didn’t make the trip with us to St. Lucia, so after 6 hours of
travel, we waited around in the airport another hour for the next flight to
arrive and hoped our luggage made that flight.  Thankfully, it did.
The Sandals agent at the airport wasn’t the most congenially of women, but we
were on our way to the Grande!!

The reception at the resort was wonderful and the resort itself was
beautiful.  The view from our room (#3209) was absolutely FABULOUS!!
Housekeeping was very efficient and meticulous.  Our biggest beef was that
Rm #3211 was vacant next door and they were doing maintenance work in there from
Tuesday on….hammering, pounding, sanding and doing some type of drilling or
cutting of tile that LOUDLY sounded like the dentist drilling your teeth!!
It made it impossible to nap/sleep/rest/relax.  We called the front desk
about it, but every day was just a new noise. :o(  You know, when you are
hot or tired from activities all morning and just want the cool relaxation of
your room before you clean up for dinner and go out again??  Well, that
couldn’t happen in Rm #3209.  I was really cranky about it.

We received a really nice email from Maria Acosta at the Grande right before
we left.  She welcomed us and gave us some tips.  We followed her
directions about making resturant reservations as soon as we arrived since we
couldn’t make them before hand.  We were pretty bummed when we were told
that the only two restaurants requiring reservations  (LaToc and Kimonos)
were already booked up.  After telling them we were celebrating our 20th
anniversary, the hotel clerk got us a reservation for LaToc.  Kimonos, we
were  put on a wait list and only through our own diligence and checking
did we finally managed to get a reservation for Friday evening…it was kind of
a hassle.  As we talked to other guests, we found they were having the same
difficulties and were not very happy about it either.

As we visited the other two Sandals Resorts, we were most pleased that you
had recommened the Grande St. Lucian!!   We found it was like
“Goldilocks and the Three Bears”–The Halcyon was too small, quaint and
quiet.  The Regency was too sprawled and daunting, but The Grande St.
Lucian was “just right” for us!!

We opted for two tours–a “Jeep Safari” tour and the “Martinique Splendor”
tour.  The ride on the “safari” tour was great fun offering beautiful
views, but the rainforest part was disappointing–>you spent so much time and
effort making sure of your footing that you couldn’t SEE your
surroundings.  The trip to Martinique was wonderful.  The Captain and
crew of the “Flying Ray” were fantastic.  We saw flying fish, a pod of
about 30 dolphins and a sperm whale on the way.  We wished we would have
had more time to actually see more of Martinique than just Fort du France.
The lunch served on the boat was wonderful…..snorkeling was…ehhhh….not so
good, but the over all experience was terrific and we enjoyed our day immensely.
We enjoyed our trip to St. Lucia and were sorry to have it end so soon.
:o)

Thank you, Tammy, for handling all the details for our Sandals St. Lucian
trip!!  Elite Travel has been great and we are happy to continue using your
service for our next trip to Beaches Negril next March.  Elite Travel most
definitely gets our nod of recommendation and approval to anyone who might
ask.

Thanks again for everything!!

Daron and Krista Weishaar / 7/16/2006 / Brandon, FL / Sandals Grande, St.
Lucia

Hi Kay,

Sorry we haven’t been able to respond; we’ve been having Internet
difficulties. We had a great time on our honeymoon Sandals was wonderful, the
room was beautiful and the food was fantastic; it rained for a few days but we
still had a great time. Sandals tour packages were great it was hard to only
pick a few and they were a lot of fun ( we went shopping, did the Dunn’s River
Falls and the Canopy Tour.) Thank you for everything.

Meileen and Luis

Luis and Meileen Cocco/ 6/3/06/ Miami, FL / Sandals Dunns River Jamaica

Pauline,

We’re all doing well! Thanks for asking, hope everything is great with you
too!  We all couldn’t have been happier with all you work for being the one
that made the trip all come together so well, in such a short amount of time, to
make it happen for us. We appreciate your thoughtfulness to really care about
our circumstances and needs. It was great to see you there and finally meet,
face to face, after all our communications with one another. It’s all very
appreciated! I know I’ll certainly be calling you to make another cool excursion
somewhere sunny!

Thanks again,

Chris Kraft

Chris Kraft/ 3/9/06/ Germantown, MD / Couples Ocho Rios

Hi Kay:

Tons have been going on…  I finally have a minute to drop you a line.
The comment my mom made when she picked us up from the airport sums up our
entire vacation.  She told me that I looked the happiest and most relaxed
she has ever seen me when returned from vacation!!  We had a fabulous
time.  I actually was able to relax!!! I have never done and
“all-inclusive” before and will never go another way!!  Instead of worrying
about spending 8 bucks on a drink at the pool, we could have whatever we
wanted.  It was cute to see Jack swim up to the bar and order a “Virgin
Pina Colada!”   The food was okay, not really the reason for vacation,
but it was okay.  The Fondue restaurant was to die for!!  Service was
impeccable.  I love Mexico and the people; we really developed a good
rapport with a lot of the staff!  I’m sure that our tipping
helped!!!!  A couple bucks at a time really made a difference!  The
room was absolutely gorgeous, but the bed was a “Fred Flintstone” bed—hard as a
rock!!  Loved the in-room Jacuzzi!

When we arrived at the resort, I upgraded to an oceanfront room (cheaper than
booking that way).  Our concierge, Miguel, “offered” to give us a dinner on
the beach for free, but when he called the front desk, since we didn’t book it
that way, we weren’t eligible for the “free” anniversary package.  I didn’t
think this was right, but what could I do??  At the point he talked us in
the resorts “vacation package” presentation to get 150.00 resort credit, and he
booked our candlelight dinner.  After thinking about it, I was upset that
the anniversary package wasn’t provided for us.  The next day, Monday, we
didn’t go to the presentation and cancelled the dinner with another
concierge.  Miguel, sent us notes, left us voicemails constantly to try to
get us to go to the presentation.  I finally told him we weren’t going and
why.  Well, when we went to check-out; there was a 55.00 charge on our bill
for same day cancellation of the dinner.  I was told this was hotel policy,
if you cancel a dinner on the same day, you are charged 50-percent.  At no
time were we told this.  After much discussion with the front desk
personnel and my insistence of not paying for this, Miguel was called.
They put me on the phone with him and he quoted policy to me.  I can be
very forceful when I’m passionate about something.  I explained to him that
policy was never quoted to me and policies are made to be broken…  he then
wanted to speak to the front desk person.  She told me that Miguel was
going to pay for it out of his pocket.  Didn’t matter to me, I just knew I
wasn’t paying for it. It is a very nice resort for couples who like pools.
The ocean was terrible.  I only put my toes in the water.  Too many
rocks and the resort didn’t keep the beach area clean and groomed.  There
were a lot of Sea Urchins in the shallow water.  It was the worst beach I
have ever been to, but in no way did it ruin my vacation, the pools were fine
with me. Would I recommend it—absolutely for the ambiance, relaxation and pool
lounging, but if you like to ocean, go to Cancun. We did take advantage of the
free shuttle to Playa del Carman for shopping—loved it.  Didn’t go to
Cancun because that trip was from noon to 5pm—too hot!!!  We did one tour,
I wanted Jack to experience some of the culture.  Tulum and Xel-Ha.
Tulum has become very touristy, you are no longer allowed to climb the ruins
because they are deteriorating.  In fact, all the ruins are roped off
now.  Xel-Ha was nice, but a bit crowded which caused cloudy water for
snorkeling.

Thanks,

Janine

p.s.  Jack didn’t believe me about the topless women until he saw them
for himself!!  Thanks again for your help in booking this fantastic
trip.  I know that some of my comments were negative, but I think future
clients should know the good with the bad.

Jack and Janine Harkless/ 06/18/06 / Akron, OH / El Dorado Royale Cancun
Mexico

 

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