Travel Impressions Introduces Sandals Heavenly Honeymoons

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (May 25, 2006) – Travel Impressions, one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide, is offering travelers up to a $250 resort credit at any of the 12 romantic couples-only Sandals properties in Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua and Nassau, The Bahamas, as part of its Sandals Heavenly Honeymoons promotion. Guests who book a minimum of six nights (in the third room category or higher) receive a $150 resort credit, while clients who upgrade to any top category suite featuring Sandals’ exclusive Butler Service will earn a $250 resort credit. Resort credits can be used at any Sandals Resort toward items and services including treatments at Sandals’ Caribbean-inspired Red Lane(TM) Spa, photography from private sessions with the resort’s professional photographers, romantic candlelight dinners and more.

The Sandals Heavenly Honeymoons promotion is valid on all bookings made June 1 – 30, 2006 for travel July 1 – Dec. 26, 2006 and Jan. 1 – Dec. 26, 2007.

As part of the Sandals ultra all-inclusive package, guests enjoy luxurious hotel accommodations including Butler Service for top category suites; all gourmet meals, premium brand drinks and anytime snacks; daily and nightly entertainment; all land and watersports including scuba diving; golf greens fess (select properties; restrictions apply); optional treatments at the Red Lane Spas (additional charges apply) and all hotel tax and service charges.
As an added bonus, guests who book a minimum of seven nights at Sandals Resorts receive a complimentary WeddingMoon(TM) which combines the wedding and honeymoon in one idyllic Sandals Resort location. In addition, for those staying six nights in a premium category or higher, Sandals gives the happy couple a complimentary wedding gift: a stunning 16-piece set of Waterford crystal stemware. Honeymoon guests staying in a concierge level room can choose between the stemware or two patterns of a 20-piece set of Wedgwood china.

Travel agents will earn an additional 1% bonus commission as an incentive for booking online via www.travelimpressions.com.

For reservations or more information about the Sandals Heavenly Honeymoons call 1-800-284-0044 or visit www.travelimpressions.com.

Preston Bailey Signature WeddingMoons(TM) Exclusively at Sandals & Beaches Resorts
Guests can choose to upgrade their basic WeddingMoonae package to a Preston Bailey Signature WeddingMoons(TM), which is a selection of four exceptional wedding packages available exclusively at Sandals and Beaches Resorts. Each of the four packages – The Floral Elegance Collection ($1,700), The Water Lily Collection ($2,600), The Seascape Collection ($3,600) and The Crystal Collection ($5,000) – includes beautifully designed wedding settings and decor such as fresh contemporary floral screens or a tree filled with orchids, crystals and candlelight. Specialty wedding cakes complement the exceptional designs and the beautiful surroundings. Preston has also created stylish keepsakes for the bride, groom and guests that include delightful favors such as exotic petal tossers, palm fans, and elegant amenity boxes. Exclusively for the bride, Preston has designed a selection of unique bouquets that can be kept after the ceremony as a remembrance. Bouquets are available in a variety of colors and styles, such as the new pomander, a round arrangement that hangs from the wrist. For the groom, specialty bowties and boutonnieres that incorporate local plants and flowers, such as palm and mini pineapples, are available.

Sandals Resorts

Sandals Resorts is the largest operator of luxury, ultra-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Sandals has a total of 12 couples-only properties, including seven in Jamaica, three in St. Lucia, one in Antigua and one in Nassau, The Bahamas. Recently unveiled in Jamaica are the newly refurbished Sandals Dunn’s River Villaggio Golf Resort & Spa and the Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach & Villa Resort, and the brand-new Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa. The Eastern Caribbean is also paving the way to major expansion efforts, as Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa is undergoing a $70 million effort to unveil a new Mediterranean Village and Sandals Grande St. Lucian will soon introduce the ever-popular rondoval suites, unique accommodations in the round.

Sandals Resorts continues to make couples’ Caribbean vacations memorable by offering amenities and programs of superior value and service. With new amenities including Butler Service for top category suites, Red Lane Spas – combining European traditions with a Caribbean flair – and Preston Bailey Signature WeddingMoons(TM), the Sandals brand remains the most trusted in making Caribbean dreams come true.

Travel Impressions

Headquartered in Farmingdale, NY, with an additional office in Bethlehem, PA, Travel Impressions is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express. In 2005, they were the recipients of Travel Weekly’s Readers Choice award for “Best Tour Operator, Sales & Service.” Since its founding in 1974, Travel Impressions has taken more than five million travelers on vacations to Mexico, the Caribbean, Islands of the Bahamas, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Europe, Hawaii, Tahiti and the Continental U.S. Today, Travel Impressions provides leisure vacation packages to 150 destinations and more than 1,700 resorts and hotels worldwide, departing from cities nationwide. For more information about Travel Impressions, call 1-800-284-0044 / 631-845-8000, or visit the website: www.travelimpressions.com.

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