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Build-A-Cation with Shell Vacations

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

For the first time ever, Shell Vacations Hospitality Allows Travelers to Build their Own Vacation With Valuable Add-ons, Bottom-Out Resort Prices and Spacious Family-Friendly Accommodations

(Vocus/PRWEB ) May 26, 2010 — No hammers, no nails—just the internet and a sense of adventure required to build the dream vacation this summer with Shell Vacations Hospitality. This summer, Shell Vacations Hospitality hosts Build-A-Cation with Shell Vacations, which offers the lowest summer rates available with value added credits from which travelers can choose including rounds of golf, spa treatments, gasoline cards and dinner for the family. Resort rates begin as low as $71 per night at favorite destinations including Hawaii, Ontario, Napa Valley and San Francisco. For additional nights booked, travelers earn up to three value-added options for their package at select resorts.

Upon booking a room at any participating resort, Shell Vacations Hospitality will then give travelers a choice of add-ons at no additional cost. For example, golfers can stay at Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix, Ariz. for as little as $71 per night and then choose an add-on:

  • a free round of golf
  • $25 spa credit
  • $25 food and beverage credit
  • $25 Visa™ gift card

Or, travelers who book a stay at a San Antonio property for as low as $83 per night can choose to receive any of the following valuable add-ons:

  • $25 Visa™ Gift Card (delivered upon check-out)
  • $25 Gas Card (delivered upon check-out)
  • BBQ Package with Texas-style BBQ sauces, bag of match light charcoal, apron, marinade and seasoning

And, the first 25 reservations made before May 31, 2010, will receive an exclusive coupon good for a free one-night stay at any Shell Vacations Hospitality resort! Coupon is only valid for a future reservation within one year of the original departure date. Two-night minimum stay is required. This special is based on availability, with black-out dates and restrictions applicable. The first 25 reservations booked must provide a valid email to receive their coupon, which will be provided after the original departure date. Participating resorts and available value-added packages can be viewed at

“In these tough economic times, we are hearing a constant cry for more value and lower costs,” says Karen Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing for Shell Vacations Hospitality. “We are constantly looking for ways to help families enjoy their summer vacation on their own terms. This year, that means helping families save money and get more.”

Participating resorts and value-added packages can be viewed at All Build-A-Cation packages must be created and booked by August 31, 2010. All reservations are subject to availability and blackout dates. Learn more about Shell Vacations Hospitality at

About Shell Vacations Hospitality:
Shell Vacations Hospitality offers a collection of 26 resorts, hotels and lodges ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, retreats, reunions and business trips. Visitors may stay at hotels and resorts in popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada from San Francisco to Whistler. Shell Vacations Hospitality is a subsidiary of Shell Vacations LLC, a premier developer of upscale vacation ownership resorts. For more information, please visit

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Monday, June 8th, 2009

Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau.

–  Affordable airline and hotel values make Hawaii a bargain for travelers –

HONOLULU — Travelers planning a summer vacation will find that Hawaii is  one of the nation’s  most affordable destinations this year, thanks to special  savings and value-added bargains  being offered by major airlines, hotels and  resorts, and activities and attractions.

“Hawaii is historically one of the world’s most popular summer vacation destinations and this  year is an exceptionally good time to visit with the deals and specials in the marketplace for  travelers to take advantage of,” said John Monahan, president and CEO of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB).

Because of Hawaii’s enduring popularity, summer vacation deals to Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii’s Big Island are in abundance, which also makes it a challenge in keeping up with the latest offers and savings opportunities.

Following are six tips from HVCB as to where travelers can find the special offers to save money and add value to their Hawaii vacation experience.

Travel Wholesalers – Numerous wholesalers are creatively packaging a variety of affordable Hawaii experiences for summer, such as All About Hawaii, American Airlines Vacations, American Express Vacations, Apple Vacations, Classic Vacations, Liberty Travel/GOGO Worldwide Vacations, Pleasant Holidays, and United Vacations. For a listing of the wholesalers offering travel bargains, visit HVCB’s website — — for more information.

Travel Agents — Professional travel agents continue to be one of the best, most reliable resources for planning a Hawaii vacation, especially when visiting more than one island. Thousands of agents nationwide have completed HVCB’s Ke Kula O Hawaii destination specialist program, making them well versed on how best to enjoy the islands and take advantage of special deals and offers.

Online Travel Agencies — As consumers increasingly prefer to research and book their travel online, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, and other online travel agencies are responding with an ever-growing number of special offers and packages for travel to Hawaii. These sites are offering competitive deals on Hawaii vacations for summer and helpful tools to educate travelers about the enticing offerings on each of the six major Hawaiian Islands.

Airline, Hotel and Activity Websites — Frequent business and leisure travelers will find that their favorite airline, hotel and activity websites are increasingly offering “best rates” for customers wanting to book their own vacations. These customer-based reward programs provide great incentives for booking vacations, with some offering complimentary Internet access, reduced baggage check-in fees, and other valuable perks.

Social Media — Blogs and social networking sites like Twitter have become great tools for finding travel deals fast. Suppliers are posting offers daily and consumers are helping each other to find the best values. For Hawaii specific deals on Twitter, use the hashtag — #hideals — for current offers.

Newspapers and Magazines — Sunday newspaper travel sections and travel magazines continue to be useful vacation planning resources. However, with the majority of them now available online, consumers can access destination deals and news 24/7. As travel journalists are blogging their analysis and opinion throughout the week for these outlets, travelers can find the best bargains for Hawaii quicker than ever before.

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