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August 2012 Edition Volume V3, • No. 8
August is a busy month for all of us in the Vallarta Escapes office. We are busy touring and selecting properties to showcase for the upcoming High Season and working with our Marketing Department to create some value packed offerings for our clients.
Right now we are at work on a new concept of vacationing in Mexico. A “four city” destination tour of Mexico. Imagine this… Your flight arrives at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport where a member of our team is awaiting your arrival and you are taken to a condo located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta´s Romantic Zone where you will enjoy your first 3 nights in Mexico. Then you will travel to Guadalajara to stay in a Four Star Hotel in the Historic Center of town for 3 nights before going onto Ajijic for 5 nights and from there you will go onto explore the wonders of Manzanillo, Mexico for another 5 nights. You then return to Puerto Vallarta for an additional 2 nights prior to your return home. This 18 night journey will showcase some of the best that Mexico has to offer. This trip can be customized to fit your personal timeline and needs and will be available at three different price levels. If you would like to receive detailed information on this exciting tour please send an email to info@VallartaEscapes.com
Early Bird Holiday Savings
Summer is almost over and now is the time of year when we turn our thoughts to the next BIG vacation and start thinking about where to spend the Holidays. There is no place better than a warm tropical environment where the palm trees are aglow with Holiday Lights!
We are pleased to be able to offer several outstanding properties, each of which are offering an Early Bird Reservation Discount to help your Holiday dollars go further.
To take a look at these nice Holiday Rental Options – CLICK HERE
Real Estate Spotlight Puerto Vallarta
– On the Flamingo’s Golf course
For the Golfer in all of us, this Fairway View home is the one! The Owner bought this home because it is large, open and inviting. The Golf Course views are expansive from your wrap around patio. You will love the above pluses and the fact that there is a wonderful community pool.
If privacy and seclusion in an upscale community is what you are looking for, then… welcome to your new home – Casa Flamingos!
3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms for $259,000. USD
Buenaventura Grand Hotel & SPA – Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
A class of its own….
This beautiful Resort, located on the Beach in Puerto Vallarta, is a wonderful option for your stay!!! You can simply come for a weekend getaway or to celebrate your special and memorable Honeymoon and you will have such a terrific time!!!
This Hotel is located just a few blocks from the Malecon of Puerto Vallarta so you can walk on the beach while you enjoy the beautiful Ocean… or by the main road so you can take a look of what Puerto Vallarta’s artisans have to offer for you… besides, you will love to walk by the Malecon and stop by the main Restaurants/Bars to complete your fun in this beautiful town!
Whatever your choice of travel will be, you will find it here… If you just want to relax and have a tranquil vacation or enjoy the fun of this town… Don’t miss the great promotions and packages they have to offer!!!
So take a look… make your plans… and SEE YOU SOON in Buenaventura Hotel, Puerto Vallarta!!!
With prices ranging from $1500.00 to $2800.00 pesos per person per night plus applicable taxes, this hotel packs a lot of bang for your travel dollar.
Contact us for more details on this wonderful Puerto Vallarta Vacation option Info@VallartaEscapes.com
How do you measure your ROI with Social Marketing
What’s the ROI (Return On Investment) of social media? That’s the million-dollar question that every marketer and brand manager has been trying to answer for a long time and yet, it can’t be done with accuracy.
The “Social Media Pros” who are measuring it have their own theories and practices. But there isn’t a one-stop tool that solves the problem of how to understand and calculate social media ROI.
So I guess the question should be: How are we supposed to measure a social media campaign success?
The answer is not that complicated when you take in consideration the following points:
1- Social Media is the Vehicle for your company, Not the Destination
This is a communications tool and consistent action must be taken to engage a following. This would be like trying to calculate the ROI of a business card, just like a Facebook fan or a Twitter follower, a business card represents potential.
2- Listen and Apply what you learn to Every Department
This is better explained with an example: If you have a restaurant; when you post your dishes to your Facebook Page, what gets more likes and comments? Is it the chicken dishes or the fish dishes? Are they positive or negative? Apply what you learn and keep your customers happy and returning. How can you measure that?
As you can see, social media is not the stopping place; it is actually the starting place. You have to take action on your prospects, take your fans or followers and turn them from passive fans to paying customers or at least a source of information to help you grow.
If measuring ROI in Social Media is like Greek to you, then you may be interested in a Three Day Social Marketing Conference held this November in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico. The Conference www.tweettobeheard.com is loaded with essential knowledge for both the Social Marketing Beginner and the savvy Professional.
The Annual Summer Vacation
Remember Summer Vacation? My family took one this year in a charming place called Manzanillo, four hours south of Puerto Vallarta.
The town of Manzanillo hosts Mexico’s largest cargo port with ships floating in daily from around the world. It is fascinating to watch as cargo ships with exotic names bring their goods in from distant destinations.
Breakfast is included each morning by pool side. The rooms are clean and include a kitchen. The town is small and easily traveled by bus to shops and restaurants.
I would definitely recommend Manzanillo for a vacation, just for you!
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Ajijic Rental Spotlight
Casita Bond located in the prestigious Raquet Club Section of San Juan Cosala is just perfect for an extended vacation Lakeside. This 2 bedroom casita has a large deck with uncompromised expansive lake views and is very well equipped for your stay. Priced right at just $1200.00 per month for an extended stay, this casita is ideal for two! The Full Kitchen, Flat Screen TV and amazing vistas add the icing to the cake!
For more details on Casita Bond, Click HERE…
We are pleased to represent properties in some of the finest destinations in Mexico including Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Costa Careyes, Manzanillo, Colima, Lake Chapala & Ajijic – feel free to email us anytime with questions info@VallartaEscapes.com
A new fun lake activity on Lake Chapala
Now when you visit Lake Chapala we have a new fun and different activity that you will enjoy other than sitting in a little motor boat that takes you around the lake this is a new way of enjoying the lake, they now have what’s called the Batur! It is new and a way different way of you seeing the lake form the inside out, most of the times we come and enjoy the view from the Malecon and we miss looking from the middle of the lake out to town….a different whole new view….and at your own relaxed pace because the tour takes 2 hours and for the price of the fare you will get one drink so you can have some fun. The Batur is only available for trips on the weekend, Saturdays you can even rent it to celebrate your birthday or any other important event…
It has a capacity of 200 persons and it can run for 14 hours straight so if you are planning to come and visit the lake don’t miss the chance to go on the Batur and get to know the lake form the inside out….
Lake Chapala Real Estate Spotlight
This could be the ideal in town investment for you… Income producing property… Three charming, completely furnished apartments in downtown Chapala on Morelos Street! Live in one – rent the other two, use as extended-family compound, or apply for commercial license for multi-businesses on a well known city street. Click here for full details –
Until next month, all of us with you the very best!
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