"A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely." — Emile Gaboriau
I hope you had a wonderful Father's Day and Juneteenth holiday weekend! I was fortunately in Pittsburgh on Sunday to share Father's Day with my dad, thanks to Pittsburgh being this year's host city for the annual League of American Orchestras conference last week. Nine Muses Travel is a member and supports the League by exhibiting at the conference to discuss travel planning for artists and arts lovers - particularly for League members' donor travel groups.
I'm back and preparing a lot of summer bookings about to depart! If you've read Muse News for a while, you know how I worked during the pandemic to arrive at this place. I never considered quitting. Now that I've outlasted pandemic, my goal is to double sales over 2022. Real talk: I can't do it alone. I value your referrals so much and want to hear from you too! Don't have a complex vacation to plan? It's OK! I can help you with hotels-only bookings so you get VIP perks (upgrades, hotel credits, etc.) with your reservations, at no extra cost. I can just as easily send you proposals to review for an itinerary of flights, hotels, airport transfers, and special tours. Let's chat to see how I can help you!
Here's some travel news to help inspire your plans. In February I saw firsthand how rapidly tourism is expanding across Tulum, whereas blissfully off-the-radar Belize (bordering Mexico's state of Quintano Roo that includes popular Caribbean destinations like Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Cancun) is still a crowd-free and tranquil destination to explore Caribbean beaches, Mayan culture, and remarkable coral reefs. In December JetBlue begins nonstop flights year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from JFK to Belize. Then 11 U.S. cities will offer nonstop service to Belize, a lush country barely the size of Massachusetts. Is Belize your next getaway?
Earn more miles on JetBlue with their seasonal nonstop flight they launched last month that brings you from LaGuardia to Bermuda in about two hours, and in Novermber, they launch the first-ever nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Nassau, Bahamas too.
While we're talking about miles, how's your balance with Delta? Now you can pay with miles for Delta Vacations packages through Nine Muses Travel! I know Delta is a preferred airline for a lot of you, so let's talk about how we can make the most of your SkyMiles!
Another popular points program is Marriott Bonvoy, and I can even elevate your Bonvoy bookings with points! Redeem them for a Bonvoy gift card, have Nine Muses Travel reserve your stay at a participating Stars or Luminous property to get lots of extra perks included for free, and then simply pay for your stay with your Bonvoy gift card like cash when you check out. I have other tips on using Bonvoy gift cards, so let's put them to work for you!
Lastly, here's some other helpful advice about "the competition" with credit cards and their travel programs. Did you know one of the most well-known credit cards just uses Expedia on the back-end to make their bookings? Credit card companies main objective is keeping all your spending within their realm. They will not give you the hawk-eyed attention before, during, and after your trip that Nine Muses Travel can. In other words, anything a credit card travel program can do, we can do better.
Nine Muses Travel is my full-time job, passion, and true calling, and to continue growing I rely on your business and terrific referrals. I'm thankful every day to be your dedicated travel advisor, and I'd love to show you how much better (easier, safer, more fun) travel planning can be when we work together!
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Complimentary room upgrades at check-in, subject to availability
Complimentary daily breakfast
Early check-in / late check-out, subject to availability
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