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THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

My Favorite Benefit

Gourmet Inclusive Experience by Karisma

What’s New


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N. 1, January 2017

TABLE OF CONTENTS P. 4

My Exotic Experience

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My Special Events

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My Favorite Benefit

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Special Contests

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Trip Advisor Reviews

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What’s New

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Membership Tips

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Members Events

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My Gourmet Inclusive Experience

P. 18

Member Deals

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We care

P. 20

Contact us


A LETTER FROM OUR EDITOR

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MY EXOTIC EXPERIENCE

All is right in the world” when you vacation your way. Our passion is you. Not just you, but the unique and extraordinary moments you create as a member of Exotic Travelers. It’s not just about taking a holiday, calling it a day and getting back to your everyday life back home. It is about giving you the greatest experience of your life so that you feel that your home is actually with us. Thousands of loyal members enjoy high-quality, luxury vacations in our many resorts every year. Whether they are sinking their feet in the white sands of the Mexican Carib-

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The Experience of a Lifetime

Use the hashtag #ExoticExperience on social media to tell us why you love staying at our resorts and why it is “truly heaven on earth”.

bean, soaking in the sun at Punta Cana or absorbing the breathtaking views of Cartagena, couples, friends and families have all described their exotic experiences as unique and unmatchable. Wedding anniversaries, birthdays and proposals are just a few of the many wonderful experiences our members have enjoyed with Exotic Travelers. Your #ExoticExperience Membership with Exotic Travelers means that you’ll definitely have an Exotic Experience to share. We

want to hear about YOUR memories with us. What brought you here? What memories do you cherish from your time spent with us? For Darlene, it was all about the view from her room. For Bob, it was the hospitality that had him urging his family to come back a second time. Janel and David loved dressing up for Halloween, while Cindy and Dennis just wanted to chill on their beach bed and watch another beautiful day unfold. Use the hashtag #ExoticExperience on social media to tell us why you love staying at our resorts and why it is “truly heaven on earth”.


MY SPECIAL EVENTS

More Than Members

Our biggest pride is hearing about what made your trip so special.

Forget the word member; you are family to us. We love giving you more because you deserve it.

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ur staff will go the extra mile for your comfort. Whether you are planning a surprise proposal for your girlfriend, or a beautiful birthday meal for one of your loved ones, you will surely leave with a plethora of fascinating stories to delight your friends back home with. ‘Til Death Do Us Part

my life, Janelle, last Thanksgiving [2015] during a candlelight dinner on the beach. During that trip we became members of Exotic Travel and were spoiled beyond our wildest imagination by Alondra Garcia, and the rest of the wonderful staff. Six short months later we returned to paradise for a nine night stay to celebrate our honeymoon.

Allen Bradley is an Exotic Travelers member and he now has two very special memories he celebrated in one of our resorts.“We are so thankful for the wonderful memories we have from El Dorado Casitas Resort. With the helpful planning from the staff, I got engaged to the love of

Once again, the staff went above and beyond by accommodating us in the same one-bedroom presidential suite that we had when we got engaged, stocking our favorite adult beverages, making all of our restaurant and spa reservations and excursions. We cannot thank every-

one enough for the wonderful experience we received on our two special occasions. That is what I call an #ExoticExperience”. What About You? Did you get married at one of our resorts with the fresh Caribbean breeze complementing your ceremony? Did you celebrate a milestone birthday with your closes friends and family at one of our gourmet restaurants? Was there something special waiting for you in your suite after a day full of beach fun? Our biggest pride is hearing about what made your trip so special.

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MY FAVORITE BENEFIT

From ‘week at the beach’ to ‘best week of your life’. Everyone of our loyal members experiences their membership differently. The one thing they all share is their urge to come back to our resorts and live it all over again.

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s a member of Exotic Travelers you get to enjoy a plethora of unique benefits that make your vacation days turn from ‘week at the beach’ to ‘best week of your life’. There are many benefits to the membership, such as the member based travel agency, the unique butler service (and boy, does everyone love their butlers!), the special discounted rates and a wide selection of discounts during your stay or the privilege of being able to pick one of our many worldwide destinations and travel the world through our rewards program. Everyone of our loyal members experiences their membership differently. The one thing they all share is their urge to come back to our resorts and live it all over again. Someone’s benefit could be seeing their kids spend time with their much beloved Nickelodeon characters during breakfast, or going to an adults-only resort for the most romantic weekend of their lives. It could be the advantage of being able to spin the globe and pick a destination without worry, or knowing that upon arrival everything will be set to your standards and above. One of our members’ favorite benefits, actually, is meeting other members. With our uniquely coordinated and organized members only events, there is no better way to spend a day at the beach, at a gala, or on a catamaran meeting other couples, families and friends. We want to know your favorite benefit of owning an Exotic Travelers membership, so share it with us on our social media platforms.

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SPECIAL CONTESTS

We want to reward you for your friendship and loyalty. Every month, you will find a new contest on our social media pages with one unique goal: to make your visit even brighter and better.

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t Exotic Travelers our main concern is that you are able to enjoy a stress-free, luxurious vacation shaped to your every want and need. We want to reward you for your friendship and loyalty. Every month, you will find a new contest on our social media pages with one unique goal: to make your visit even brighter and better. Whether we are giving away a meal, a Platinum Collection Wine Suitcase, a massage or even an all-paid weekend getaway trip, what we want is to reward you. Every month we receive highly appreciated gratitudes from our members for giving them that extra thing that makes the trip extra special. You can participate through our social media platforms by sharing photos, videos or whatever the contest requires for participation. It’s time to drop the tie, shed the blazer and forget about school for a few days and trade the stress of everyday life for an all-inclusive, VIP vacation at our resorts with a cherry on top. December’s contest had some of our members share one-minute videos explaining why they deserved an all-paid weekend getaway to one of our paradisiac resorts. Throughout the year we celebrated love (rewarded with a bottle of Moet & Chandon), originality (that awarded a free massage to the winner), friendship and family bonds (taking away a wonderful dolphin encounter experience), and many more things. It’s time for you to be rewarded, as well, so make sure never to miss our monthly contests and get everyone to vote for you.

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REVIEWS

What You’ve Said We are grateful for your words of kindness that only helps our Exotic family grow and grow every day.

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erhaps the most important thing for a resort to be trusted is to hear about the fascinating experiences that other people have enjoyed. Exotic Travelers is what it is thanks to your loyalty and to your reviews on our various social media platforms and TripAdvisor. We are grateful for your words of kindness that only helps our Exotic family grow and grow every day.

“I am thankful for my family and the ability to have taken a trip of a lifetime to Azul Fives! We had an absolutely phenomenal time and we have a multitude of cherished memories!” - Amanda Roberts Doherty.

“Three years in a row we have stayed in a Karisma Hotel; this year was our first time as Exotic members. All I can say is ‘Wow, now I understand!’. Glad we made the decision to become members and looking forward to our fourth stay next year” - Diane McDougall.

“First time at El Dorado Royale and we can’t wait to go back. Our room was wonderful, mini fridge stocked with our choice of beverages. Housekeeping did a wonderful job. Our concierges were fantastic and helped us at any time we needed something or assistance with reservations. All servers, waiters, bartenders and it seemed like every employee greeted you in passing, making you feel like a special guest. [...] It’s obvious there is much pride in this resort. Cannot wait to come back and hope to see some of the same staff” - Carrie4102.

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“We stayed for 10 days at the beginning of December and it was our [third] trip to Azul Sensatori in the last four years and it never disappoints. The food is outstanding and the service is always excellent. The staff is really an important part of any resort and it seems like you are leaving family when it is time to go [...]” - Mancave1960.


WHAT’S NEW?

We are constantly evolving and working hard on creating better spaces for your enjoyment. One month we may be renewing your favorite bar, and the next we are redesigning one of our luxury restaurants. As we continue to grow, so do our resorts, and by extension, our commitment to your satisfaction. Keep your eyes open for new improvements of your favorite places!

AVANT-GARDE AT EL DORADO ROYALE We took the spirit of renovation to a whole other level.Cocotal Restaurant underwent a fascinating transformation that resulted in an avant-garde atmosphere with two intimate seating spaces and an amazing display of house wines. Moreover, our Asian-fusion restaurant, Kampai, was also redesigned with a more open look and a completely new menu.

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SPANISH TAPAS WITH A TWIST If you’ve stayed at Azul Sensatori Mexico, you have probably tried Tapaz, the much loved restaurant that serves international cuisine in a Spanish tapas style. The restaurant was expanded in order to fit more people and while we were at it, we renovated the menu without losing the appeal of this popular dining spot.

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PREMIERING NEW SPOTS AT EL DORADO MAROMA El Dorado Maroma did not miss out on the new year, new you philosophy, adding a new Joe’s Bar & Lounge in the resort. Located on the second level of the beachfront Lima Limon Restaurant, the lounge is self-service and offers a wide array of house wines, amongst other refreshing beverages. We are also happy to announce that an Overwater Grill and Wine Bar was added to El Dorado Maroma, serving a selection of distinctive dishes for a unique culinary experience. You can enjoy the delicacies from the menu with an astonishing view of the Caribbean Sea.

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MEMBERSHIP TIPS

How to Exchange Your Explorer Weeks There is no need to worry - remember, Exotic Travelers is all about a stress-free vacation; we are here to help.

EXPLORER WEEKS

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ou’ve become a member of Exotic Travelers and cannot wait for your next vacation at a Karisma resort. You are longing the luxury that it entails and are honestly excited about being pampered to no avail by our wonderful staff. Yet, you can’t seem to figure out how to use your Explorer Weeks. There is no need to worry - remember, Exotic Travelers is all about a stressfree vacation; we are here to help. Vacation: Here We Go! There is no simpler way to vacation. When you became a member of Exotic Travelers, you were given a login ID and password. Use it to access your dashboard in the website, and simply click on Explorer Weeks. Remember, depending on the type of member you are, you may or may not have access to certain exchange affiliations, so make sure to check your contract beforehand.

Once you have logged in, all you need to do is pick an exchange company, fill out the form to submit your exchange deposit requests and enjoy your vacation! Meeting the World One of the exchange companies you can use your Explorer Weeks with is The Collection by Exotic Travelers. Pick from hundreds of worldwide destinations (Italy, Argentina, Singapore - you name it) and from literally thousands of hotels, resorts and condos around the globe. Through The Collection by Exotic Travelers website you can shape your trip to whatever you want, choosing from where and when you want to go, to the most basic things like what your budget is. You give us specifications, we give you the best options for your next vacation.

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MEMBERS EVENTS

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ou are not made for the one-size-fits-all all-inclusive concept; so instead, you get The Karisma Gourmet InclusiveŽ Experience, which takes the average notion of all-inclusive and turns it into a different, deluxe and VIP treatment that begins even before you arrive at our resorts. Anything you want - within the level of membership purchased - is at your hands. Your personal butler will attend to your every need and will even receive you with a glass of champagne - or any beverage you prefer - upon your arrival. This is truly royal service. There are many benefits to this experience, but we can assure you that the Gourmet Cuisine is perhaps, the best of them all. Specialty Dishes by World-Renowned Chefs Our resorts are brimming with a variety of different restaurants all serving high-quality meals that aren’t just about the flavor, but go beyond to astonish you with

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their presentation, their innovation and their creativity. It all comes down to quality, and we achieve it by using the very best ingredients available to us, many of which we get from our own greenhouse facility. The possibilities are endless. Picture yourself enjoying a delicious catch of the day prepared to your specific preferences while enjoying the charming beaches of the Caribbean. Perhaps you prefer the idea of gourmet bites such as wood-fired pizza, wraps or the always delicious Mexican botanas (or snacks) so that your options are never-ending. The experience of Gourmet Cuisine goes beyond what you can imagine. An internationallyrenowned master chef is behind the creations that you are savoring in every bite and in every visit you make to a Karisma resort. Chefs trained at the top worldwide restaurants are the ones making sure your culinary experience is one you will never forget. The specialty dishes and food fusions are our signature, and we pride ourselves in it extensively.


Our resorts are brimming with a variety of different restaurants all serving high-quality meals that aren’t just about the flavor, but go beyond to astonish you with their presentation, their innovation and their creativity.

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MEMBER DEALS

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aven’t logged into your Exotic Members’ Corner and keep forgetting to check your e-mail? That may be why you have been missing out on the exclusive member deals that Exotic Travelers has for you! Never forget that we take pride in pampering you, and as a member of our group, you have access to unique discounts and deals that others would die for. What’s Hot? Planning a dream vacation with family and friends? We’ve just made it much easier for you! Your friends and family can now enjoy $100 USD off their reservation through you. They will be spoiled into oblivion, no less, and if they decide to join the Exotic Travelers family then you will be rewarded with up to $1,500 USD! Not quite convinced? Perhaps you’d rather take advantage of a Winter Escape, where you will be able to enjoy a luxury adult-only or family vacation at one of our resorts. Whether you’re here to run away from the bone-chilling winter of your hometown, or because you are dying to experience the elevated cuisine of our gourmet restaurants, you can find Royal or Presidential Suites starting at $125 pp/pn.

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Exclusive Deals for Members Planning a dream vacation with family and friends? We’ve just made it much easier for you!


WE CARE

Fundación Karisma is the beating heart of the family. It’s true - we do care. Quintana Roo’s communities are always present for us and we are willing to go the extra mile for them, just the same way we love to spoil you. Through our foundation we recollect insider and outsider donations to give back to the communities.

A Christmas Miracle We recently joined forces with several charities to bring Christmas gifts to the less fortunate families of Cancun. Through an event where 1000 Christmas dinners were made and packed for these families, our gifts were able to reach hundreds of children who would otherwise never experience the miracle of Christmas. The Wheels of Happiness We love to give back to our staff, as well, and Enrique Camarena - one of our Exotic roomboys - was in need of a wheelchair for his sister, Corazón. The Karisma Foundation got together to purchase it to gift it to Enrique and Corazón, who were both overjoyed and very thankful for the attention given to them. Fundación Karisma receives donations from anyone willing to donate in order to take on activities that benefit the community.

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N. 1, January 2017

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