Berwick Travel certified as Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant

El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma certifies BERWICK TRAVEL as GI Vacation Consultant

Online Agency Becomes One of Only Select Few Certified by Gourmet Inclusive Collection of Resorts in Riviera Maya


Cinnaminson NJ, July 1, 2008 – El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma, a premier collection of Gourmet Inclusive properties along the Riviera Maya, Mexico, recently certified Berwick Travel Inc., as a Gourmet Inclusive (GI) Vacation Consultant. Berwick Travel is now a part of an elite group of travel agents across the country certified to provide travelers with recommendations on Gourmet Inclusive vacations to the Riviera Maya based on extensive firsthand experience and education.

“Becoming a GI Vacation Consultant provided our agency with an in-depth understanding of what makes the Gourmet Inclusive vacation experience truly unique,” said Steve Umstead, Director of Marketing for Berwick Travel. “Our certification as a GI Vacation Consultant allows us to assist customers with greater confidence, based on our personal knowledge of the Gourmet Inclusive philosophy and the rigorous training involved in the program. We are excited to create customized travel itineraries according to individual client desires and expectations.”

The GI Vacation Consultant Program is designed to personally educate travel professionals on the value of Gourmet Inclusive, a distinctive philosophy that allows guests to savor every detail of their environment. From the gourmet cuisine to the variety of resort services, fine décor, and amenities, each aspect of Gourmet Inclusive is designed to create a unique experience that fosters togetherness for couples and families.

As a GI Vacation Consultant, Berwick Travel is a certified travel specialist, catering to clients that seek the ultimate in one or more niche market: destination weddings, honeymoons, romance, anniversary, family and multigenerational vacations. Berwick Travel is now an expert on all Gourmet Inclusive properties including El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma; El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma; El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma; El Dorado Maroma, a Beachfront Resort, by Karisma; Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma; Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma, opening in October 2008; and Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma, opening in December 2008

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About Berwick Travel

Berwick Travel (www.berwicktravel.com; www.berwickvacations.com) is a family owned and operated travel agency founded in July 2001, with the belief in giving Internet pricing and convenience with the service & knowledge one expects from a local travel agency.

Berwick Travel, unlike most agencies, focuses specifically on a small group of hand-picked all-inclusive resorts, so that each Travel Counsultant can be experienced and knowledgeable in the resorts. Each Travel Consultant has undergone in-house training on products and services, as well as industry training from suppliers. In addition, Travel Consultants regularly visit many of the properties for inspections and tours, along with meetings with on-site resort management staff.

Berwick Travel has achieved several industry awards:
• Travel Impressions’ Best of the Best award for six straight years, including the prestigious Globe Award for the past five consecutive years.

• Apple Vacations’ Golden Apple status for top-producing agencies, including Premier Level for the past three years.

• Couples Resorts’ Platinum Level status for top-producing agencies.

• SuperClubs’ Diamond Level status for top-producing agencies.

Berwick Travel has also qualified as AMResorts Master Agents, Disney College of Knowledge and Earmarked Agency, Universal Parks & Resorts Specialists, and is an official Affiliated Agency of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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For more information, contact:

Steve Umstead (pr@berwicktravel.com)
Director of Marketing

Berwick Travel Inc.
2108 Berwick Dr.

Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

(866) 278-8728

http://www.berwicktravel.com

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About El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma

El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma are a premier hotel collection operating properties throughout the Riviera Maya, Mexico, where guests savor a Gourmet Inclusive experience that fosters togetherness. Karisma’s growing portfolio is comprised of Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma; El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma; El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma; and El Dorado Maroma, A Beachfront Resort, by Karisma. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including, Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Gold List,” Forbes’ “Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels,” TUI Travel PLC’s “Hotel of the Year,” and AAA’s “Four Diamond Award.” Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations including resorts with swim-up suites, Infinity balcony pools, beach butlers and cash-free transactions.

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