Jason

Jason

Jason is a passionate Vacation Specialist, who has stepped foot in a multitude of resorts from destinations both near and far. As an AM Resorts Master Agent, he has become our go-to specialist for all Zoetry, Secrets, Dreams and NOW Resorts. His candid and honest approach to vacation planning will ensure that you're getting EXACTLY what you expect for your vacation. Aside from his travel expertise, Jason can be considered our unofficial location photographer, taking some pretty unreal photos for our blog and Instagram handle... take that Nat Geo.

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In a nutshell

  • My top 3 favorite resort destinations: Cabo San Lucas, Huatulco, Hawaii.
  • My favorite resort: Any Zoetry Resort.
  • Why is it my favorite: Holistic, relaxing, and they do an AMAZING job pampering.
  • Travel Advice I can give to anyone: Shorter trips are sometimes even more memorable than longer trips. When we know we only have a few days, we maximize our time and activities. I would rather miss a place and want to go back rather than stay so long I wanted to come home and not return.
  • Where I'm planning to go next: Cancun & Cabo.
  • People in the office know me to be very: Passionate, honest and real to a fault.

Where I've Been

Mexico, Punta Cana, Guanacaste, Cuba, Hawaii

What customers says about Jason

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May 24, 2016

Destination Wedding Planning: 3 Vital Questions

Destination Wedding Planning 101.

Here are the 3 most vital questions every couple is probably asking themselves when considering a destination wedding:

  1. What's in it for us as the wedding couple?
  2. What's in it for our guests?
  3. Why should we book with a wedding specialist rather than do it ourselves?

 For starters let’s think perks…

Destination weddings can save couples up to 45% or hundreds if not thousands of dollars. 

The average cost of a wedding in Canada is now hovering in the $22, 000 to $27, 000 price range. With the help of a destination wedding expert, the cost of a wedding ceremony in paradise can be either complimentary, start at $1000 and/or go up to $4000 and higher. Even with the travel costs factored in, the savings can still be in the tens of thousands.

So what's in it for our guests?

Think perks again, better prices with more value and family reunions:

Even more important than the potential group savings is the opportunity to have your destination wedding become a friends and family reunion. Year after year, our wedding couples provide us with reviews and 9 times out of 10, their feedback is about how wonderful it was to bring their people together and form lifelong memories while sharing in the joy of their commitment.

Destination Weddings by Escapes

Destination Weddings by Escapes

What can Destination Wedding Experts do for you?

Destination Wedding Experts are a unique and specialized profession within the travel industry. What we do and what we know is based on years of experience. Here's a sample of our expertise:

  • We stay on top of every promotion from every hotelier, vendor and tour operator within Canada.
  • We know almost all of  the resorts in the destinations. We've been there, tasted the food, experienced the rooms and seen weddings on site first hand.
  • We've built and we retain ongoing relationships with both the staff at the resort and the tour operators we work with here in Canada.
  • We negotiate prices, inclusions and promotions that add value for you and your guests. We are able to check inventory, make special requests and work with any travel scenario thrown our way.
  • And last but not least, we build a relationship with you. As wedding experts, it's our goal to ensure every expectation about your wedding is not only met, but exceeded. With one person and one team at the helm of your wedding day, we are able to become a unified front for your celebration in paradise.
Weddings by Escapes Team

The Weddings by Escapes Team: Pam, Ashley, Dori, Susan & Christine

Many wedding couples are pressed for time.  The amount of planning it takes to make a wedding come to life is often helped by forming a bond with a person who can not only steer you in the right direction, but also make decisions for you based on mutual trust.

We are a Canadian company made up of a dedicated group of Travel Advisors who can tackle any request head on:

  • Planning a 300 person group with guests departing from 6 different Canadian cities and 4 different countries? Done.
  • Flying guests from around the world for 3, 4, 8 and 10 day durations? No problem.
  • Planning an intimate 8 person ceremony performed by a best friend in a garden gazebo? Done.

Promotion until May 31st: AMResorts is offering a mid-tier complimentary wedding package at participating Zoetry, Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts. To learn more about this promotion and who we are, feel free to call us at 1-888-685-6888, email weddings@escapes.ca or visit our team page here.

Happy Planning from all of us at Weddings by Escapes!

May 16, 2016

Secrets Playa Bonita Panama

 

Secrets Playa Bonita Panama

Looking for All-Inclusive luxury mixed with rainforests, metropolitan cityscapes and easy access to one of the wonders of the modern world? Look no further than the stunning Secrets Playa Bonita for your next vacation or destination wedding.

Secrets Playa Bonita, Panama

Secrets Playa Bonita, Panama

Situated only 40 minutes from the airport and just 20 minutes from the Gamboa Rainforest, Panama City and the Panama Canal, the Secrets Playa Bonita is the perfect resort for for those seeking both adventure and tranquility.

Tropical Rainforests of Panama

The tropical rainforests of Panama are only minutes from the Secrets Playa Bonita

So perfectly situated is the resort that you can watch the ships line up in the distance to enter the Panama Canal right from your balcony.

Secrets Playa Bonita Panama

The stunning views from the Secrets Playa Bonita Panama

Nature lovers who also want to experience the Unlimited-Luxury® inclusions Secrets Resorts are known for will appreciate all the inclusions they've come to expect:

  • Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
  • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • 24-hour room and concierge services
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer
  • Daily maid service
  • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
  • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
  • No wristbands required
  • All taxes and gratuities included
Secrets Playa Bonita

The beautiful beach at the Secrets Playa Bonita

The Secrets Playa Bonita is a perfect location for groups,  honeymoons and getaways for all adults of all ages and we're certain this resort will become the next hot spot for destination weddings. Featuring an elevated & private deck area with the ocean and jungle as your backdrop, (as well as beautifully landscaped gardens), this is a wedding couples dream location. 

Secrets Playa Bonita

Secrets Playa Bonita

The Secrets Playa Bonita Panama is also participating in this months complimentary wedding  promotion offered by AMResorts. If you're planning a wedding, be sure to consult with our Weddings by Escapes team for more information.

Direct flights and packages from Canada depart out of Toronto and Montreal and we can easily route Western Canadians via the U.S. or Toronto. Call us today at 1-888-685-6888 to plan your vacation or email us at weddings@escapes.ca for more information.

Panama City Skyline

The incredible Panama City skyline

Jan 8, 2016

Unwind at the Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya (photo courtesy of AMResorts)

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya (photo courtesy of AMResorts)

 

Pack your snorkel gear and prepare to be blown away!

Sea turtles, white sand beaches, coral reefs, aqua marine ocean views and hues of every imaginable blue: this is the Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. Set along one of the top 10 beaches in all of Mexico, when we long for a Caribbean paradise getaway, this is exactly what we imagine.

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