Ensemble Travel Member Agents Provide Exclusives For Summer Travel: Upgrades, Perks, VIP Service Make Every Vacation Dollar Go Farther

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ — While the travel industry rebounds with record numbers forecasted for this summer, travelers will face higher costs, rising gas prices, airline fuel surcharges and a shrinking dollar abroad. Truly savvy travelers have a secret weapon, any one of the 1,300 Ensemble Travel member agents, to help stretch their summer vacation dollars and enhance their travel experiences. See http://www.ensembletravel.com/ or call 866.350.8640.

Two of Ensemble Travel’s newest products — the 2005 Hotel and Resort Collection and the Villa and Vacation Home program — feature a host of exclusive privileges and VIP treatment only available when booking through an Ensemble Travel specialist. The resort program, showcasing more than 200 four- and five-star properties in some of the world’s most popular destinations, include such perks as:

* $200 spa credit at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic;
* Continental breakfast for two and use of the athletic club at the
Peabody Orlando,
* Full daily breakfast at The Dorchester in London;
* 50-minute facial, massage, or body wrap at CuisinArt Resort and Spa on Anguilla

Other free services at each property include a room upgrade upon check-in, early check-in, and late check-out options, when available. Call

The Ensemble Villas & Vacation Homes program showcases an extensive collection of four- and five-star private residences in coveted destinations like the European countryside, capital cities, or exotic islands. With properties like a one-bedroom penthouse in Paris, a five-bedroom beachfront home in Turks and Caicos, or a 10-bedroom hilltop estate in Tuscany, the villas and vacation homes are an escape from the ordinary while still providing the peace, quiet, and privacy that discerning travelers are looking for.

Guests who book their private holiday through Ensemble Travel receive a complimentary international phone card with 100 minutes of free talk time, plus access to Ensemble Travel’s Exclusive Concierge Service, which offers customized assistance, including meet and greet at the airport, premium car rentals and limo service, a private villa chef, arrival provisioning, nanny service, golf tee times, dinner reservations at top restaurants, and custom excursions.

“This summer’s savvy travelers — those who want to stretch their travel dollars and enhance their vacation experience — know the value that only an experienced travel agent can deliver,” says Lois Shore, senior vice president of Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations for Ensemble Travel. “Our agents are experts at creating over-the-top vacations packed with special services, perks and privileges. Working with an expert travel agent you may get more for your money than you thought possible.”

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