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OCTOBER 2015

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USA Cuba Travel Updates

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Starting this month we bring to you a full featured e-magazine with the best of the International travel industry. In this issue you will find our main feature highlighting the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten, from spectacular landings to the Duty-Free shopping and more. Additionally as on our website, you will still have the best access to the latest travel deals around the world. Sit back, enjoy this issue and let us help you travel the world !

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Here's your chance to be in the center of the action as the famous New Year's Eve Ball descends from the flagpole atop One Times Square! Bid adieu to 2015 just steps from The Times Square New Year's Eve celebration, where the famous New Year's Eve Ball will drop at midnight. This fabulous package includes:

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Ball Drop and Hudson River Views from your room located from the 18th-43rd floor Daily Buffet Breakfast included for 4 people Welcome arrival amenity - fruit and cheese platter with 1 bottle of your choice red or white wine A bottle of champagne and champagne flutes delivered on December 31st American Breakfast served with a mimosa on New Year's Day

Option A: Times Square View Suite - 420 sq. ft. - Located on floors 18-43: The living room features amenities offered in the including a 27-inch flat-screen television and newly designed sofa bed that folds down easily for family vacationers. The suite has a separate bathroom and vanity area; the bathroom has been enhanced with granite countertops, oversized mirrors and curved shower curtain rods. The bedroom includes a king-sized bed with the Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree Sleep Experience, which includes a plentiful amount of pillows, a luxurious linen package of a down-filled duvet wrapped in triple sheeting and a specially designed plush-top mattress and box spring system that ensures a great night's sleep. Option B: Conference King Suite - 620 sq. ft. - Located on floors 36-41: The living room features amenities including a 27-inch flat-screen television and newly designed sofa bed that folds down easily for family vacationers. A dining room area with dining table seats 6. The suite has a separate bathroom and vanity area; the bathroom has been enhanced with granite countertops, oversized mirrors and curved shower curtain rods. The bedroom includes a king-sized bed with the Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree Sleep Experience, which includes a plentiful amount of pillows, a luxurious linen package of a down-filled duvet wrapped in triple sheeting and a specially designed plush-top mattress and box spring system that ensures a great night's sleep.

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Best Fares To Europe

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NY, TIMES SUQARE Celebrate New Year's Eve in Big Apple style at the Hilton Times Square. This package includes overnight stay standard room (limited side view of the ball drop / fireworks and no view of Times Square crowd, events or countdown) plus one bottle of champagne delivered on 12/31/15 and breakfast for up to four people at hotel restaurant on 1/1/16. Hilton Times Square is ideally located on famous 42nd Street at 234 West 42nd Street, walking distance to where the New Year's Eve ball descends from the flagpole atop One Times Square at midnight. Bid adieu to 2014 in the Big Apple and be close to all of the festivities - and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Guests must stay a minimum of 2 nights (including night of 12/31/15 which is mandatory) and book plan code BW. Package requires full payment at the time of booking and will be non-refundable, non-cancellable once booked.

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Maho Shines At Night

The Methodist Church in Philipsburg

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U.S companies are now allowed to establish a physical presence in Cuba, the Treasury Department announced Friday — a change which will make it easier for people in the U.S. to invest, travel and open up business in Cuba. The changes, which go into effect on Monday, are the furthest steps the administration has undertaken so far to normalize relations without congressional approval to lift the more than 50 year embargo on trade and travel to the nation of Cuba. The changes will allow businesses like mail and package services, telecommunications, travel services, religious services, exporters and news organizations to open offices, warehouses and retails outlets. Businesses will also be able to ship cargo to Cuba to facilitate setup of these physical offices and hire Cuban nationals, according to the new US regulation. "Today's announcement underscores the administration's commitment to promote constructive change for the Cuban people," said Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in a statement. "By further easing these sanctions, the United States is helping to support the Cuban people in their effort to achieve the political and economic freedom necessary to build a democratic, prosperous, and stable Cuba." However, it is not clear what role the Cuban government will play in this process of setting up these business and in hiring. It's also not clear what these companies will have to do to get the physical structures off the ground through the Cuban government — for example, getting approvals and permits. (continued on next page)

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People who were previously approved to travel to Cuba in certain categories, such as those making the journey for educational and religious purposes, can now bring their close family members. Journalists on extended assignment can bring their spouses and kids, or people authorized to travel for educational, religious, and humanitarian projects can bring close family members. Senior administration officials insisted this was not to skirt the ban on overall tourism travel, which remain in effect. Cruise ships are now permitted to dock in Cuba, in connection with the newly authorized travel. The FAA is still having ongoing meetings about opening up flights. Authorized travelers can set up bank accounts. However, senior administration officials don't know what currency those bank accounts would be in. (NBCNews)

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The Courthouse ~ Philipsburg

Many got sandblasted on Maho Beach

Above: The Infamous Sunset Bar Surfboard with flight times

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Great Bay Beach ~ Philipsburg

When the pilots take a photo it must be a good shot

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The Montcalm, London

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COPA AIRLINES … FAILS ON SERIVCE

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