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Aruba - Memorial Day Summer Soulbeach Festival

* Visit our GEM Aruba Trip website for full travel details and itinerary.

REQUIRED ROOMMATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Click here, or copy/paste link, to complete this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYMY5MQ
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MEET-n-GREET: Sunday, April 24th, 1p-3p. Chino Chinatown (Trinity Groves, Dallas).

WHAT: Summer Vacation to Palm Beach, Aruba

Aruba's Soulbeach festival (takes place 5/25-5/29)

WHEN: Travel dates: Saturday May 28 - Wednesday June 1

COST:
European Plan

Room only - Quad occupancy $425, Dbl occupancy $655

Room/Flight - add $537

WHERE: Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris, Palm Beach


Room Highlights

• Largest guest rooms on the Island of Aruba

• High Speed Wireless Internet Access in all guest rooms

• All rooms have a 100 sq. ft balcony or patio

• All guestrooms will have either two queen sized beds, or a king sized bed with a pull out sofa. The Resort does not have rollaway beds.

FLIGHT DETAILS - American Airlines/DFW Int'l:


• Saturday, May 28th: #2064/#876: Depart DFW 7:05am, arrive Aruba 3:34pm (1hr layover in Charlotte, NC)

• Wednesday, June 1st: #1028/#1002: Depart Aruba 3:35pm, arrive DFW 10:30pm (1.5hr layover in Miami)

HOTEL DETAILS


Resort: Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris, Palm Beach, Aruba

Room type: Run of the House (no guarantees of garden/ocean view, King or Queen beds). Cost listed below includes hotel assessed 24% resort and govt tax, plus all maid/bellman gratuities.

Room only cost:
*Double occupancy - $655pp
* Triple occupancy - $495pp (if avail)
*Quad occupancy - $425pp (if avail)

TOTAL TRIP COST W/GROUP FLIGHT
w/AA flight and Hotel - Dbl $1192, and Quad $962 (if avail)

NOT INCLUDED IN COST
* Concert/Festival tickets ($80/day). If you are interested in attending. Girls En Motion will not be held liable for any festival/concert cancellations. Please order at your own risk. Check out festival details here: Soulbeach
* Roundtrip airport xfers. Cost ~$20pp
* Excursions or Planned activities
* Airline checked bag fees (Free if traveling on southwest, NOT AA)
* Food/Drink

DEPOSIT INFO/PAYMENT PLAN SCHEDULE

(i.e. New dbl occupancy total - $1180, incl flight)

*Trip w/Flight - Total $1180 Dbl occupancy ($537+$655)
Jan 11 - $150
Feb 20 - $300
Mar 20 - $300
Apr 20 - $300
*May 20 - $130 + excursion/xfers only

*Trip w/Flight - Total $950 Quad occupancy ($537+$425)
Jan 11 - $150
Feb 20 - $200
Mar 20 - $200
Apr 20 - $200
*May 20 - $200 + excursion/xfers only

Land Only Pkg - $655 Dbl occupancy
Jan 11 - $50
Feb 20 - $150
Mar 20 - $150
Apr 20 - $150
*May 20 - $155 + excursion/xfers only

Land Only Pkg - $425 Quad occupancy
Jan 11 - $50
Feb 20 - $150
Mar 20 - $150
Apr 20 - $75 + excursion/xfers only

* Final payment will vary depending on chosen excursions or planned activities.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Cash: Cash/Check can be accepted in person at any scheduled Meetup

Banking Direct Pay: Payments can be sent electronic through Chase, Well Fargo, Bank of America, Capital One, and other financial institutions using the Clear xChange system at NO COST to you. Enter email [masked]

*PayPal: PayPal is an acceptable form of payment. This is a FREE service if you have a PayPal account and use "Pay Friends and Family" feature. If not, you may be assessed additional fees to be applied towards your final trip balance.

*Credit Card Payments: Credit Cards are now an acceptable form of payment offered through PayPal, but be aware that this is not a free service. Any fees billed on your behalf, will be added to your final trip balance.

CC Payment Link: paypal.me/girlsenmotion


*Disclosure: If making payment by credit card through PayPal, you will be assessed a fee of ~ $5 per $100 transaction (i.e. $350 will cost ~$17 xtra) to be added towards your final balance. There is no fee when making a person-to-person payment direct from your financial institution.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds are allowed through March 15 for resort only. Those that have reserved a flight will be penalized $50. No refunds allowed after March 15, unless a replacement can be secured.


Thanks,
Shaniqua Epps
email: [masked]
Google voice:[masked]

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  • Shaniqua E.

    Please share the photos of your trip to Aruba by contributing to this album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10209808101698397&type=1&l=f477c9b9bb

    I would love to see them, especially the group photos, so we will all have a copy.

    1 · June 3

  • Natasha K.

    Had a fabulous time with the GEMs. Wonderful job planning as always Sha!!

    3 · June 2

  • LaRyta

    Had a better than great time with some awesome women.

    6 · June 1

  • Shaniqua E.

    We are all checked in and ready to go. By the way, Aruba is only 1hr ahead, not 2hr as previously mentioned. Currently, the time there is 721am. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/netherlands/oranjestad

    1 · May 28

  • Shaniqua E.

    For those attending the ATV tour today, remember the following:
    10a pickup from lobby
    Wear swimsuit
    bring towel
    Bring swim shoes for the natural pool
    Bring cash to pay for entry into the park-$11pp and tips

    Visit Girlsenmotion.yolasite.com for details of today's activities

    May 31

  • Shaniqua E.

    Going on the Aruba Island Bus Tour? Bus departs at 1030. Meet me in the lobby around 1020

    May 30

    • Shaniqua E.

      Island Tour Guests: Amea, Carol, Carolyn, Cassandra G, Cheryl, Crystal B, Curtesa, Gwen F, Gwen W, Jency, Keisha, LaRyta, Lynne, Marie, Nakia, Rhonda, Robin, Shaniqua, Sharla, Teresa, Victoria (21 ppl)

      May 30

  • Shaniqua E.

    Don't forget: Passport, ID, Call the bank about credit cards, call the phone company to add international plan, water shoes if going on the ATV tour for the natural pool, mosquito spray, suntan lotion, white outfit for the catamaran tour

    2 · May 27

  • Shaniqua E.

    For all questions, please direct yourself to the GEM travel page that I created specifically for this trip. Full details can be found under the Itinerary tab. Info on the site will be the most up to date. Info includes: Flight info, Resort address and reservation number, Xfer details, Excursion info, optional activities, What to pack, Facts about Aruba, Things to remember: call bank, call credit credit companies, add international phone plan, and more. You have everything you need in one spot! Happy and safe travels. See you ladies soon

    1 · May 27

  • Shaniqua E.

    URGENT: Print out your concert tickets and pack in your luggage. You have received an email with a link, to print an e-ticket. This will help save valuable time

    2 · May 25

  • LaRyta

    Good Early Morning ladies, I couldn't sleep from being super excited about our upcoming trip. Did anyone purchase the GOLD ACCESS pass (add'l $60) for the Saturday night concert? I was considering upgrading fora chance to get closer to the stage and "hopefully" grab one of the limited seats. If anyone else is interested let me know.

    3 · May 24

    • Shaniqua E.

      Since it's a standing room only concert, I purchased the regular ticket

      2 · May 24

  • Shaniqua E.

    Reminder..... all travel balances are due today. Please send those in, or contact me immediately if there is a delay.

    For those not on the group transfers from airport to hotel, please remember to book your own personal transfer. Also, please note that American Airlines does charge for checked bags. Please check their website for fees and luggage size options.

    For all additional information, please visit our group travel website at www.Girlsenmotion.yolasite.com

    May 20

    • Shaniqua E.

      Felicia, there IS A FEE for checked bags. I think the cost starts at $25 for the first bag. Unfortunately, the only airline not charging is Southwest. Therefore, try and pack light and take a free carry on

      1 · May 21

    • Shaniqua E.

      Trina, I received your messages and will send you an updated total reflective of 2 ATV and 2 cruise tickets.

      May 21

  • Shaniqua E.

    Airport transfers can be booked directly through DePalm Tours for those not on the same flight schedule as the group. Click here to book: http://www.depalmtours.com/airport-transportation

    1 · May 16

  • Shaniqua E.

    REMINDER: Complete the Travel Waiver and Emergency Contact form by visiting the website: http://girlsenmotion.yolasite.com/contact-us.php

    Also, if you would like to have your travel information uploaded to the group's website, and added to the final itinerary, please complete your travel details on the website under "Itinerary". Click "Flight Schedule" from the tool bar.

    p.s.: Do not print the agenda at this time. This is constantly changing. You will be notified when it is in its final state.

    1 · April 28

  • Shaniqua E.

    ATTENTION:
    Visit: girlsenmotion.yolasite.com for full travel details, including flight information and transfers, resort details and roommate list, travel agenda, Aruba "Helpful Info", music festival info, and excursion details. Please check to see if your name is listed for your chosen excursion(s). If any information is missing, please contact me immediately in order to keep an accurate count. Complete the Travel Waiver, and Emergency Contact form by clicking the "payment/waiver" link from the home page.

    p.s. I am still in the process of securing a location for brunch. Will be finalized in the coming days.

    1 · April 21

  • Shaniqua E.

    EXCURSION UPDATE
    Thank you ladies so much for providing your answers to the survey that was sent out. Based on your suggestions, I will be booking two tours - Bus and ATV. Please note, the natural pool and national park can only be reached by ATV or Jeep. A non refundable deposit will be required to hold your space by April 20th, in the amount of $25.

    Bus tour sample itinerary will include travel to the lighthouse, the ruins, rock formations, fish market, and a possible tour of the aloe vera Factory. I will also factor in a stop at a convenience store for snacks, and drinks, before heading back to the hotel. Monday, May 30, 11a-2p. $40-50pp, depending on total guests. Preferred company has not been chosen. ATV off-road tours sample itinerary will include travel to the National Park to visit the caves, natural pool, Natural Bridge, as well as a few other beaches on the island to allow for a quick swim. Tuesday, May 31st, 11a-2p, $65pp based on double ATV riders. $100 single rider. C

    1 · April 8

    • Leila M.

      11-2? Will 3hrs be enuff time?

      April 8

    • Shaniqua E.

      Thanks for noticing that Leila. There will be 3.5-4hrs for both tours. They will be contingent upon how long you want to stay at each location. The ATV tour may take longer, since I will incorporate caves and natural pool. With the bus tour, the only thing that may take some time of the trip to the fish market for lunch and the possible tour to the aloe Vera factory. :-)

      1 · April 9

  • Shaniqua E.

    Excursion update: I will NOT be able to get discounts on Trikes. Several of you requested to see the Natural Pool and Bridge, but unfortunately is only accessible by ATV or Jeep. Therefore, I have negotiated a great deal for a private off-road ATV tour, at only $65 if sharing (dbl), and $130 if you want to ride your own. Tour will consist of 4hrs. My thoughts include natural pool, natural bridge, national park to see the caves, and a possible beach stop for swimming. I will also plan a private group bus tour to visit the lighthouse, fish market, possible tour of the Aloe Vera factory, rooms and rock formation. With a group of 20, I can get cost to around $50pp or slightly lower. I will book another van to take us back downtown for shopping and eating on Sunday, prior to the start of the concert, for those that want to go. Keep in mind, no beach is in the downtown area, so you will be welcomed to stay at the hotel if you are not interested. Cost is est. $10pp for group taxi service

    1 · April 7

    • Shaniqua E.

      I will see if I can work hard at getting the cost to $40pp for the land tour. If you want to do both, plan on having an extra $105. I will request a non refundable deposit of $25pp due by April 20th pay schedule date, which will be added to your chosen tour total

      April 7

    • Marquia

      Is it possible to do the excursions on Monday? There's a day party for the festival on Sunday.

      1 · April 8

  • Shaniqua E.

    Excursions will be booked by end of the week. If you have not completed the form emailed to you last week, please do so, in order for me to get an accurate count, and try and work out a group deal for ATV/trike, if necessary

    April 3

    • Trina L.

      Plz sign me up for same excursions as Trina em.

      1 · April 4

    • Shaniqua E.

      Trina and Kim only want to stay on the beach. They are not interested in the Island tour. Therefore, you and Lisa can decide on what you want to do by responding to the email survey

      April 7

  • Shaniqua E.

    A travel suggestion poll has been set up for 2017. Please take the time to complete. Your suggestions just may make the calendar for next year.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CG9ZMR3

    March 30

  • Shaniqua E.

    Private group excursion: I am in the process of securing private transportation for our group to take a personal excursion around the island, with an English speaking guide. Cost will average $95pp for 6hrs or I can shorten the time for more cost saving. Another option would be to book the tour bus for 3hrs two days, but this will not allow much stopping time to visit each place. Options include the ruins, butterfly farm, baby beach, lighthouse, etc. We will be able to pick our own itinerary. For those that rather do ATV tours, these are rentable by the hour. I'll send out a survey in the next couple weeks for suggestions

    3 · March 29

  • Shaniqua E.

    EXCURSION UPDATE: All help is welcomed and encouraged on excursions. Feel free to send in suggestions. I will not coordinate excursions until around May 1, after I have all payments sent in to the hotel and airline. You are welcomed to assist with this area! Thanks in advance.

    Here are a few options: https://www.shoreexcursioneer.com/aruba

    *Also, I will try my best to book our own private group tour and excursions, same as Dominican Republic. It makes for a more enjoyable experience. Furthermore, if interested, I'll try and get pricing on a catamaran that can take us snorkeling or provide a nice dinner.

    4 · March 24

    • Natasha K.

      I'm interested in the trike tour Curtesa posted on Facebook.

      2 · March 25

  • Shaniqua E.

    Concert Tickets:
    Concert tickets have increased to $80+$7 fees = $87. Keep in mind, they are general admission, standing room only, unless you choose the tickets with seating, which cost $150 + $80 admission.

    Buy Tickets: http://www.soulbeach.net/2016/index.php

    Meet-N-Greet Dinner:
    If you have not RSVP for next Friday Meet-N-Greet dinner, April 1, please do so today, especially all GEM guests, and Aruba attendees

    RSVP for Dinner: http://www.meetup.com/TravelingGEMS/events/229749121/?from=ref

    1 · March 24

  • Natasha K.

    Hey ladies! I just saw an email that concert ticket prices will increase after March 18th. Is anyone planning to attend both nights?

    1 · March 9

    • Leila M.

      I plan to go to the Sunday night show

      March 18

    • Nakia

      I purchased for both nights....

      2 · March 19

  • Danielle D.

    Awwwww, I just realized I will be at Dede's Comedy Explosion on that day....hopefully I'll get a chance to meet everyone before the trip.

    1 · March 18

    • Natasha K.

      I'll be at the comedy show too.

      March 18

    • Shaniqua E.

      Ya'll will be fine, b/c you are in a room together. I am about to schedule a GEM's group meet and greet soon, so hopefully you can make it at that time to meet all of the new and mix and mingle with the old members. :-)

      1 · March 18

  • Shaniqua E.

    Buy your concert tickets today before the price goes up. I am going on Saturday, and have an excursion on Sunday. Sunday will be a free day. I'll plan agenda items on Monday and Tuesday

    2 · March 18

  • Shaniqua E.

    SAVE THE DATE: Aruba guests Meet-N-Greet, Friday, April 1st, 6pm. Your presence is requested. Location TBD

    1 · March 18

  • Shaniqua E.

    Interested in saving $160? Are you currently reserved for a double occupancy room, and interested in having a triple occupancy? Please send me an email, in order to make arrangements. Our current guest count is slightly off, and I need to make a few minor tweaks, at your advantage. :-)

    Please let me know. First offer wins. Send email to: [masked]

    p.s. Remember to purchase your early bird concert tickets at $70 each, no later than March 18th, in order to avoid higher cost.

    March 14

  • Sharolyn

    Hello ladies! I'm new to the group. I love to travel and will also be traveling to Aruba in May. I would love to connect

    6 · March 8

    • Shaniqua E.

      Hello Sharolyn. Welcome to the group. Of course you can connect with us. I would love to meet you. Feel free to RSVP to this event, so that you can receive emails that I send out regarding our itinerary plans. Also, feel free to reach out to me directly at: [masked] if you have any further questions

      1 · March 9

  • Shaniqua E.

    Reminder: Saturday and Sunday night concerts have to be purchased individually. Cost is $70/day. I will be attending Saturday, but not Sunday. Link is listed in the description. Fell free to purchase at your leisure.

    March 4

  • Shaniqua E.

    Receipts for Feb payments have just been sent out. Please review for accuracy. Next payment due March 20. Thanks for your prompt payments. :-)

    March 4

  • Shaniqua E.

    As of today, United Airlines is still running the best rates. American Airlines flights have gone up to $800+. Just passing along the information.

    February 25, 2016

    • Natasha K.

      Here's what the State Department says about Venezuela: http://travel.state.g...­

      2 · February 26, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      Thanks researchers.....I guess we have the answer Trina. There may be other day cruises available we can look into. :-)

      February 26, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds are allowed through March 15 for resort only. Those that have reserved a flight will be penalized $50. No refunds allowed after March 15, unless a replacement can be secured.

    February 19, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    For those still needing flights - United Airlines still has tickets for $650 for our travel dates. The return is at 12:30p, instead of 3:30p, but that will not pose a problem. Feel free to jump on this deal if you are still interested in attending.

    February 15, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    Ladies, if you have not purchased your flight, flights are continuously on the rise. For a decent departure and return, w/o an overnight stay, United Airlines is running $762, Southwest Airlines is running over $800, and American is running over $850

    If this affects your plans to attend, please notify me, so that I can remove you from the list.

    February 12, 2016

    • sharen

      That is right. Trying all morning to find flights. Am going to have to move fast on next thing we have

      February 12, 2016

    • Natasha K.

      Just got a notice that United has a flight for $656.

      1 · February 12, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    GUEST LIST (AS REQUESTED)

    Room Assignments
    1: Lisa and Trina Hill
    2: Cassie, Chabria, Chrystal, Felicia
    3. Crystal, Curtesa, Stacey
    4. Gwen W and Keisha Smith
    5. Cassandra, Jeanette, Leila, Marquia
    6. Katrina and Kimberly
    7. Natasha and Danielle
    8. Lynne and Gwen F
    9. Marilyn + Guest
    10. Robin Mims and Rhonda
    11 - 15: Open

    Have not assigned:
    Shaniqua
    Carol
    Victoria
    Marie Josue
    Teresa G
    Teresa H
    Cheryl
    LyRyta

    3 · January 26, 2016

    • sharen

      Shaniqua I don't see my name on the list

      February 10, 2016

  • Cassy

    Shaniqua..I can't find a payment plan for the Flight+Quad Room. Can you post it again?

    January 23, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      I have just create a payment plan for quad occupancy guests: Jan 11 - $150
      Feb 20 - $200
      Mar 20 - $200
      Apr 20 - $200
      *May 20 - excursion/xfers only

      2 · January 23, 2016

    • Cassy

      Ok..got it!! Thanks!

      1 · January 23, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    Members that have not secured deposit as of today, Jan 22, have been removed from the guest list, in order to keep more accurate accounting. For all members, and/or guest, that want to be a part of this vacation, please contact me directly at: [masked], and secure $50 deposit by the methods listed above, and I will gladly add you back. 14 rooms have been secured, and paid. I will have to send in an amendment for any addt'l guest rooms needed.

    Thanks

    January 22, 2016

    • Robin M.

      Good morning Shaniqua is it possible to send a list of those that have secured their deposit.

      1 · January 23, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      I have sent receipts to all members that have sent in deposits, and kept them on the guest list.

      January 23, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    FLIGHT PRICE DROP: For those still needing a flight, I just noticed on American Airlines that they have a flight for $520, departing Dallas at 5am, and leaving Aruba at 4p. They keep fluctuating, so try and jump on as soon as you can.

    1 · January 21, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    Deadline to RSVP w/Deposit: Thursday, Jan 21. Members will be removed from the Meetup on Friday, Jan 22 due to non-payment. Deposits will be due immediately, if you choose to sign back up for this GEM vacation.

    1 · January 18, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    Join us on Facebook if you have not already. We would love to have you. http://www.facebook.com/groups/1gems

    January 17, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    For those that have not sent a deposit to secure your space, please note, I will be paying the hotel today. American Airlines has already been paid as of last week, and all group flight space has been secured. In case of non-payment of deposit by set deadline or cancellation for a flight, I will notify other members that may still be in need. Contracts are extremely strict, and therefore, I WILL NOT jeopardize a group of 10 for the sake of 1. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, if you are removed. As of next Thursday, Jan 21, I will remove all guest(s) from the Meetup event that have not secured payment. This helps to keep accurate accounting records. You are still welcome to attend, but payment will be due upon sign-up

    If your plans have changed, please update your records accordingly, or contact me for a payment extension if there is still interest

    Thank you so much for being a valued GEM!

    Shaniqua
    email: [masked]

    2 · January 14, 2016

  • Teresa (Tee T.

    Shaniqua, I'm flying in on Southwest Airlines and my flight lands estimated time 3:55pm.

    1 · January 13, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      Sounds great Tee Tee. I will land at 3:30p, so you are not far behind. Looking forward to meeting you prior to travel.

      January 13, 2016

    • Teresa (Tee T.

      Same here.

      1 · January 13, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    For those of you that were unable to take advantage of the group flight, I have good news! At a total cost of only $521, you can purchase 2 1-way tickets. As always, prices are subject to change, but I just now saw this.

    United Airlines has a 1-way, departing DFW May 28, 8:30a-4p arrival for only $276
    American Airlines has a 1-way, return ARUBA June 1, 4:40p-12:04a arrival for only $245
    Therefore, the total flight is only $521. This may be your best option. Remember, both United and American flies out of DFW Airport, so this should not pose a problem.

    Currently the same itinerary through American is running $660-$770, so buying 2 1-way tickets is the most affordable option. Remember, you will have to purchase a return flight, b/c the airline will not allow a 1-way ticket into another country, without proof of a return ticket.

    Thanks,

    Shaniqua Epps[masked]

    January 12, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    For those interested in quad occupancy, please let me know. I have only one guest that has made this request, and will need 3 others in order to grant this request. If there is not any interest, everything will remain at Double occupancy.

    January 11, 2016

    • Amea G.

      I'm interested in quad also if available

      1 · January 12, 2016

    • Kimberly S.

      Also interested in quad or double occupancy, if it's still available.

      1 · January 12, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    Good morning ladies. I am still awaiting a few deposits. If you have not reached out to me for an extension, please note, that you will be removed from the list as of next Monday. This helps me maintain accurate records for planning activities and keeping up with room assignments

    January 12, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    Flight Update: To save, you can fly 1-way on Spirit, May 28th for only $241, and return 1-way on American June 1st for only $245. The itinerary will get you into Aruba around 2p. This is the cheapest route as of today! Good luck

    Either way it goes, you have to pay for bags and seat assignments on both airlines, and luckily, they both leave out of DFW.

    January 11, 2016

    • Trina L.

      Ok. Thanks. Is that with AA

      January 11, 2016

    • Marquia

      Yes Trina, that's with American.

      January 11, 2016

  • Patrice A.

    Is all inclusive offered at this hotel and if so what's the cost?

    January 8, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      Hey Patrice, yes, all inclusive is offered at this hotel. The only requirement is that all parties in the room take advantage of the option. The all inclusive cost is listed in the details above. It's extremely expensive at over $300pp per night, but feel free to do what works best. Aruba has excellent restaurants nearby and allot of local American food options that we are familiar with. You can save much more not having the option, but it's up to you. I think it can be added on upon arrival

      January 8, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      Patrice, I heard back from the sales manager, and she informed me that they will not allow all inclusive for only 1 room. If you would like the all inclusive plan, you will have to book separately online, direct through Marriott. Cost avg over $300pp/pn for hotel and food/drinks.

      January 11, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    FLIGHTS: Flights are currently at $782 for the itinerary listed above. There is a 645a itinerary that is currently $732. If you did not purchase when they dropped to $490/$525 that is unfortunate. You may want to continue looking and purchase as soon as the cost goes back down......fingers crossed

    Please update your RSVP if plans change, so that I can keep an accurate account of rooms/flights. If you have to cancel, and have a reserved flight, you will be due a refund, since there are others that still need a space. Thanks

    January 11, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    NEW GEMS: Please complete the required Roommate Quesstionnaire: Copy/paste link, to complete this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYMY5MQ

    Also, please send your full name/email address to me at: [masked]

    After deposits start coming in, I send out most pertinent travel information via personal email, in order to keep you abreast of upcoming payment deadlines, and any changes

    January 11, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    Please note, $50 resort deposits are due by Monday, Jan 11 to confirm/reserve your space. I have reserved only 10 rooms, and have more guests RSVP than available room space. As always, space is counted based on order of deposits received. Any GEM member or guest that have not secured space with payment, will be removed from this event by January 15. If you are removed, this does not mean you can't attend, it just means that you will have to secure deposit in order to sign up again. Therefore, I will have to renegotiate additional rooms for the current block, which may not guarantee the same cost. Additional room cost will be at the discretion of the general sales manager, and there are no guarantees. Thanks

    1 · January 8, 2016

    • LaRyta

      Hi Shaniqua please confirm that you received my deposit for the flight and hotel. Thanks.

      January 9, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      I confirmed for you on another message. :-) Your $150 deposit has been received, and you are counted for flight and hotel

      1 · January 9, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    Flight has been reserved for: Cheryl, Leila, Crystal, Carolyn, Alicia, Jeanette, Cassy G, Cassie T. If I confirmed a space for you, and your name is missing, and you have sent in deposit payment, please contact me ASAP, to have you added. Several members are awaiting to take your reserved space. You have until Monday, 1159p to pay flight deposit, or you will be responsible for making individual purchase. Flights will be provided to the member next in line after this time. Thanks

    3 · January 8, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      My apologies....Carol H, not Carolyn

      1 · January 8, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      LyRyta, flight has been counted for you. :-)

      January 9, 2016

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