Welcome!

News Feed Item

VACATIONEXPRESS.com Exclusive for Columbus: All Inclusive Kids Fly, Stay, Eat and Play on Grand Bahama Island From $199 With Airfare

Affordable Family Vacations With New Non-Stop Air From Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - May 21, 2014) -  With their new service to Grand Bahama Island, it's no surprise Vacation Express has scoured the island to find the Best Of for their travelers, in addition to crystal blue waters, golden sands and island breeze. Think you're reading about heaven? You are, sort of. The Bahamas comes pretty close. It's no wonder people say: "It's better in the Bahamas." Because it really is. Leave Port Columbus International Airport and head to Grand Bahamas for four nights from May 5 - August 8, 2014 or Cincinnati from May 1 - October 23, 2014.

For a very limited time, children under 12 can fly for fares as low as $199 including taxes on their exclusive Bahamasair non-stop flights. What's even more exciting is both all-inclusive hotels, Memories Grand Bahamas Beach & Resort and Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach allow children under 12 to stay, eat and play for FREE when traveling in the same room as an adult. This is the best and most affordable way for a family to get away this summer. Who can beat low priced, value-packed vacation packages? No one but VACATIONEXPRESS.com. Space at these prices is limited and peak flights will be priced slightly higher.

"These deals to Grand Bahama Island offer immense value to families that are looking for a low, predictable vacation price," says Kevin Hernandez VP of Sales and Digital Strategy. "Unlike a cruise vacation, with Vacation Express there are no huge bar bills at the end of the trip when you check out of an all-inclusive resort, so check out Memories, one of my favorite spots." 

WHAT DOES ALL-INCLUSIVE REALLY MEAN? Meals, drinks, daily activities, non-motorized watersports and evening entertainment. 

WHAT TO DO? The weather rarely dips below 80 degrees year-round so water enthusiasts will feel right at home. Offering snorkeling, boating excursions, scuba diving and even cave exploring trips, Grand Bahamas is the place to head to for activities including swimming with the dolphins or sharks. No trip to Grand Bahama Island is complete without experiencing the ecological wonders of Lucayan National Park. Along with Petersons Cay, the national parks are maintained by the Bahamas National Trust. Lucayan National Park's 40 acres of protected land features one of the longest known underwater caves on the planet. More than six miles of caves and tunnels are already charted, topped by lush greenery. Experts will receive a rush when exploring some of the world's longest underwater limestone caves, which will take up one day; the experience will last a lifetime.

WHERE TO STAY? Inspired by the sun-kissed beauty and rich culture of Grand Bahama Island, the all-inclusive Memories Grand Bahamas Beach & Resort occupies a half mile of pristine beach just outside of the peaceful town of Lucaya. This expansive property offers a casino, a full-service health complex, a unique pool built around a stone sugar mill, a water slide and more. Discover sumptuous dishes prepared with fresh, authentic ingredients at their four restaurants and refreshments at six themed bars with international and local brands of liquors. For those feeling lucky, their thrilling 35,000 square foot Vegas-style casino is just a few steps away. From slot machines to gaming tables with Craps, Blackjack, Poker, Roulette and mini-Baccarat, the fun continues 24/7. Need some pampering? For a revitalizing experience visitors can spend the day at their state-of-the-art Spa and Fitness Centre. The Memories Grand Bahama offers exciting activities from Unlimited Free Greens fees at the Reef Club Golf Course by Robert Trent Jones Jr. to family-friendly facilities at their onsite Splash Pad with slides for kids and a Teens Club for ages 13 to 17.

Part of the Vacation Express Smile Program, the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is kid-friendly all the way! Both a sanctuary of paradise for adults and a beam of fun and laughter for the kids, here you will find loads of planned activities. Each of their guestrooms is outfitted with island-style furniture with private balcony or terrace, creating the perfect spot to unwind after an action-packed day.

The Grand Lucayan Bahamas holds the classic Bahamian experience. Flanked by a two-story colonial classic lobby, you will see a pristine croquet lawn, signature cigar bar with vistas of a massive stretch of beach. They also feature one of the most impressive pools within the island. Their rooms are truly an island-inspired retreat. Light-as-air colors and crisp white bedding create a setting of Caribbean-splashed comfort. From balconies overlooking the blue-hued beauty of the ocean to furnishings that reflect their low-key, tropical vibe, everything about their guest room tells they have mastered the art of authentic Bahamian style. Plus, they provide inclusive plans with meals and drinks.

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour is an all-suite beachfront resort with junior suites and spacious two bedroom suites, as well as a 72-slip port of entry marina. Their swimming pool contains an infinity edge and lounging area with massage jets -- perfect for overlooking the beach. What's new? Two brand new courts were built this month. Court time and racquets are FREE to hotel and marina guests, plus beach activities include new paddleboards, sea kayaks, snorkel equipment and more. Onsite Stuart Cove Dive Center is now open at Old Bahama Bay. For those interested in diving with Tiger Sharks and Lemon Sharks you can do this on a high-speed dive boat, based out of the marina to world famous Tiger Beach.

Need a few more choices? Pelican Bay includes breakfast and there is a stateroom category that gives parents their own private bedroom and kitchenette while kids can enjoy slumber nights in their own room. Encompassing waterside hotel rooms and waterside state rooms, their accommodations feature a pleasing combination of Caribbean cheerfulness and European sophistication. Each room and stateroom boasts spectacular views from private balconies, complimentary coffee and Nespresso machines, high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV and refrigerators. What's best here? Their hospitality.

Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina is positioned most affordable with access to Taino Beach. Standard features include kitchenettes with king size beds or two full-size beds. Some rooms have views of the marina, where water taxis shuttle travelers hourly to Lucayan Village. A convenience store, laundry facility and watersport activity center are all on site. Across from Flamingo Bay guests can dine at an oceanfront restaurant, indulge in a fun-packed pool with more day activities.

Vacation packages and all-inclusive deals to Grand Bahama Island start at $699 for adults and $199 for kids. This includes exclusive non-stop flight, hotel, a dedicated local representative from Vacation Express, and taxes; plus, they offer 4 and 9-night packages on their exclusive Bahamasair flights. Travelers looking for the perfect getaway to beautiful beaches with great duty free shopping will find Grand Bahama Island to be a paradise in the Caribbean.

U.S. Customs pre-clearance takes place in Grand Bahama Island so passengers arrive just like a domestic flight on their return home. Offering four night packages that leave on various days of the week throughout the fall, Vacation Express also provides 8-night packages for those interested.

About Vacation Express: Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., has been in existence for 25 years and offers quality vacation packages to over 30 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica with a focus on value and client satisfaction. Plus, in addition, Vacation Express offers flights from most US cities on virtually all scheduled airlines including exclusive non-stop flights from Baltimore, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Columbus, Memphis, New York | Newark, Raleigh-Durham and Richmond. VACATIONEXPRESS.com prides itself on originality and unique customer messaging with a team mentality. Editor's Note: B-roll and images available upon request.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, discussed how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved efficienc...
With 15% of enterprises adopting a hybrid IT strategy, you need to set a plan to integrate hybrid cloud throughout your infrastructure. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steven Dreher, Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, discussed how to plan for shifting resource requirements, overcome challenges, and implement hybrid IT alongside your existing data center assets. Highlights included anticipating workload, cost and resource calculations, integrating services on both sides...
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yoseph Reuveni, Director of Software Engineering at Jet.com, will discuss Jet.com's journey into containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He will talk about lessons learned and challenges faced, the Mono framework tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud. Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extre...
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
Big Data engines are powering a lot of service businesses right now. Data is collected from users from wearable technologies, web behaviors, purchase behavior as well as several arbitrary data points we’d never think of. The demand for faster and bigger engines to crunch and serve up the data to services is growing exponentially. You see a LOT of correlation between “Cloud” and “Big Data” but on Big Data and “Hybrid,” where hybrid hosting is the sanest approach to the Big Data Infrastructure pro...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., and Logan Best, Infrastructure & Network Engineer at Webair, focused on real world deployments of DDoS mitigation strategies in every layer of the network. He gave an overview of methods to prevent these attacks and best practices on how to provide protection in complex cloud platforms. He also outlined what we have found in our experience managing and running thousands of Linux and Unix ...
Cloud analytics is dramatically altering business intelligence. Some businesses will capitalize on these promising new technologies and gain key insights that’ll help them gain competitive advantage. And others won’t. Whether you’re a business leader, an IT manager, or an analyst, we want to help you and the people you need to influence with a free copy of “Cloud Analytics for Dummies,” the essential guide to this explosive new space for business intelligence.
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.