GI Vacation Consultant


Local Agent Becomes One of Only Select Few Certified by Gourmet Inclusive Collection of Resorts in Riviera Maya

Malvern, PA October 21, 2008 – El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma, a premier collection of Gourmet Inclusive properties along the Riviera Maya, Mexico, recently certified Jennifer Byrne, a owner of The Tropical Travelers, as a Gourmet Inclusive (GI) Vacation Consultant. Byrne is now part of an elite group of travel agents across the country certified to provide travelers with recommendations on Gourmet Inclusive vacations to the Riviera Maya based on extensive firsthand experience and education.

“Becoming a GI Vacation Consultant provided me with an in-depth understanding of what makes the Gourmet Inclusive vacation experience truly unique,” said Byrne, owner of The Tropical Travelers. “My certification as a GI Vacation Consultant allows me to assist customers with greater confidence, based on my personal knowledge of the Gourmet Inclusive philosophy and the rigorous training involved in the program. After visiting the adults-only and family friendly properties, indulging in innovative amenities like Beachfront Sky Massages, Swim-Up Suites and Beach Butlers, and being treated to world-class service, I am excited to creat customized travel itineraries according to individual client desires and expectations.”

The GI Vacation Consultant Program is designed to personally educate travel professionals on the value of Gourmet Inclusive, a distinctive philosophy that allows guests to savor every detail of their environment. From the gourmet cuisine to the variety of resort services, fine decor, and amenities, each aspect of Gourmet Inclusive is designed to create a unique experience that fosters togetherness for couples and families.

As a GI Vacation Consulant, Byrne is a certified travel specialist, catering to clients that seek the ultimate in one or more niche markets: destination weddings, honeymoons, romance, anniversary, family and mulitgenerational vacations. Byrne is now an expert on all Gourmet Inclusive properties including El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma; El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma; El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma; El Dorado Maroma, a Beachfront Resort by Karisma, Azul Beach by Karisma; Azul Sensatori by Karisma, opening October 2008; and Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma, opening December 2008.

About El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma
El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma are a premier hotel collection operating properties throughout the Riviera Maya, Mexico, where guests savor a Gourmet Inclusive experience that fosters togetherness. Karisma’s growing portfolio is comprised of Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma; El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma; El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma; and El Dorado Maroma, A Beachfront Resort by Karisma. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Gold List,” Forbes’ “Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels,” TUI Travel PLS’s “Hotel of the Year,” and AAA “Four Diamond Award.” Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations including resorts with swim-up suites, Infinity balcony pools, beach butlers and cash-free transactions.

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