Travelers Advantage Says Beat The Cold With Warm Winter Getaways

Caribbean Trips Offer Sun-Drenched Fun and Relaxation
Icy Winter Weather Conjures Dreams of Warm Getaways

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Winter has the country firmly in its frozen grasp and Americans are anxious to spend some time where the only ice for miles around is in a frosty beverage glass. There’s no better way to find total relief from winter weather than on a vacation to the Caribbean or a relaxing repose to a Mexican resort, where sparkling beaches and sun-kissed tropical islands await.

Countless Caribbean cruise options are available, from three- and four-day Bahama cruises to weeks spent visiting tropical ports of call from one side of the Caribbean to the other. All major cruise lines and airlines offer a number of travel packages to destinations throughout the region.

American travelers are warming up to winter travel in record numbers, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. U.S. travelers are expected to take more than 243 million trips this winter (December-February), according to TIA, an increase of 2.6 percent from last winter.

“Vacationers can definitely beat the cold winter blues with an adventurous tropical cruise,” said Julia Ryan, vice president of Travelers Advantage and “Basking in the Caribbean or chilling out in Mexico is the perfect remedy for snowbirds seeking sun and fun. An escape to the tropics can melt away your winter worries in no time.”

Travelers to the Eastern Caribbean can relax on white sand beaches and shop the unique straw markets in the Bahamas; tour historic cities in Puerto Rico; play golf on St. Thomas; sample chocolate and cheese in the Dutch-ruled side of St. Maarten, then travel to the French side of the island and buy fine perfumes; and snorkel among the colorful reefs off Tortola.

Longer Southern Caribbean routes take travelers to the breezy island of Aruba, British-influenced Barbados and Guadeloupe, where Jacques Cousteau originated scuba diving. Grand Cayman features the idyllic white sands of Seven Mile Beach. Among the highlights of both Martinique and St. Lucia are lush tropical rain forests.

The most popular region of all, the Western Caribbean offers a broad spectrum of attractions and activities, from swimming with dolphins in Jamaica to snorkeling with sharks off Belize. On land, visitors can explore ancient Mayan ruins in Progreso, Mexico, and shop in the colorful markets of Cozumel. The Caribbean is a playground for vacationers of all ages. Most cruise lines, airlines and resorts have special programs for children, designed to make the trip unforgettable for the entire family.

About Travelers Advantage

Members of Travelers Advantage ( or 1-877-841-1335) can save money on air travel, cruises, car rentals and accommodations, as well as earn five percent cash back on eligible travel booked with preferred providers through the service. Membership in Travelers Advantage can be enjoyed during the first two months for only $1. The trial membership can be canceled at any time during the two-month trial period by calling toll free and owing nothing further. Unless the member calls to cancel during the trial, the membership will be extended automatically for an entire year at the $99.99 annual fee and automatically renewed annually upon expiration at the then-current annual fee, billed to a credit card account, without the member having to do anything further. Additionally, members may call toll free to cancel at any time and receive a pro-rata refund of their then current membership fee.

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