Over the years I have had many friends and family visit. I used to be amazed, ten years ago, at their arriving with a thick dossier of information about
So, when the 14 December 2008 issue of the New York Daily News carried an article by Jared McCalister on wedding packages in
Wedded bliss for less
With a little help, love does conquer all - including an economic recession, says the Anguilla Tourist Board, which is kicking off a special “Wedding OFF the Rocks” package next month.
Brides, grooms, friends and families are invited to take part in the travel special, which offers couples the wedding ceremony and the wedding night free at one of the island’s affordable Charming Escapes Collection properties.
The special elopement packages are available from January 5 through March 31, 2009. Guests must book a minimum of four nights to qualify for the “Wedding OFF the Rocks” package, which also includes discounts for family and friends, a civil ceremony, champagne and wedding cake.
For information on the “Wedding OFF the Rocks” Packages, call the Anguilla Tourist Board at 877-4-ANGUILLA, or visit www.anguilla-vacation.com.
There is only one problem with this story. I challenge you to find any mention of this package on the indicated Anguilla Tourist Board website.
And, if you agree with me that this is very poor marketing by the ATB, visit the AHTA website. There you will come across such gems as:
· Bid on rooms on their auction site (nothing listed for the past year +)
· Make a reservation at Rendezvous Bay Hotel (closed for over a year)
· Under Restaurants, eat at Flavours or Straw Hat at The Forest (the first long closed and the second long removed to Frangipani at
· Under Tourism, play golf at Temenos, Swim with the Dolphins, visit Irie Life at Sandy Ground, or take a day trip on Sea Grape charters (none of which exist any longer).
If you check the banner ads at the top, you’ll find one for Rendezvous Bay Hotel, and another for live weather at Altamer Resort site (down for the last 6 months). There are plenty more misleading bits of misinformation, but I give up.
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