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Again - The Fake Covid Rental Offer from Vidanta

The FAKE Vidanta offer is a SCAM!
The FAKE Vidanta offer is a SCAM!

This is beautiful.
First of all, this is a rehash of offers that date back to 2016. Of course, Covid was not around then, but Vidanta was. And so was the group that keeps offering us the same fraud scheme and scam.

Following is an email we received last week and again today, August 5, 2022.

Dear Vidanta World Member:

In these uncertain times we want you to be able to do something with your vacation time that is not being used because of COVID-19, your account shows that you have 15 bonus weeks that you have not used and are about to expire, we understand that at this point it would be almost impossible to even think about vacationing, that is why we have an excellent option, you can rent the weeks through us and get $2,400 dollars for each week, there is a $965 dollar usage fee that has to be paid in advanced for every week you decide to rent. We have a large group of people coming and that is why and how we can guarantee the rental.

If you are ready to take advantage of this offer please call us to assist you,

VIDANTA HEADQUARTERS: 1-833-VIDA-123 (1-833-8432-123) USA & CANADA TOLL FREE

VIDANTA MEMBER SERVICES: 1-888-75-MAYAN (1-888-75-62926) USA & CANADA TOLL FREE

- Member can only rent once per year, as many weeks as you want but only at one time.

- Rental is 100% guaranteed and is all in writing.

- Please reply to this email with your contact information and the best time to call you.

NOTE: THE USAGE FEE HAS TO BE PAID IN ADVANCED, WE DO NOT DEDUCT IT.

Best regards

Juan Hernandez
Member Services Manager

Paseo de las moras S/N Fraccionamiento Náutico Turístico
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, 63735 México
USA & CANADA TOLL FREE & FAX 1 888 75 MAYAN (62926)
México & Other Countries: +52-1-984-184-5653 & +52-1-998-385-1534
members at vidanta-members.com.mx
Here is the interesting fact: The domain called vidanta-members.com.mx is 7 days old. Source: whois.domaintools.com

Registration Status:
*Dates - 7 days old
*Created on 2022-07-29
*Expires on 2023-07-29
*Updated on 2022-07-29

Definitely stay away from this group. They remind us year after year that fake offers are all over, and we should be diligent and not accept their offers.

Remember - Only YOU can help prevent scams - DON'T SEND MONEY!

Less than 5% of timeshare owners are able to book their preferred holidays - Study Finds

Did you know that fewer than 5% of timeshare owners claim they were unable to reserve weeks they thought they could reserve when they bought the timeshare interest. The article in question was published in London, England through EINPresswire.com.

The article is interesting from a number of points of view:
  1. Reservation policy is an industry-wide issue and not necessarily an issue tied to one developer or another.
  2. Fifty-two weeks in a year times the number of units that can be reserved at any given time sets the limit of weeks that can be reserved at any given interval.
  3. Different levels of investment imply different privileges.
  4. Contracts may contain different terms.
The issue is a difficult one to overcome. That said, developers can reach agreement and owners are satisfied.

Here is the article for you to think about and make your own assessment:


According to a Timeshare availability poll, less than 5% of owners able to book their preferred holidays.

Source: NEWS PROVIDED BY
ECC

July 25, 2022:

LONDON, OXFORDSHIRE, UK, July 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ - Timeshare availability poll reveals less than 5% of owners able to book their preferred holidays We were encouraged at the significant number of timeshare owners who responded to Timeshare Advice Centre poll on availability when trying to book into their resorts. The results make disturbing reading Availability poll In the wake of recent publicity about timeshare owners being unable to book into their preferred location or times, the Timeshare Advice Centre subsequently ran a poll (now closed) for owners to say whether or not they are satisfied with their ability to book the accommodation they have paid for. Participants could select between the main resorts affected (Club La Costa, Azure, Marriott, Silverpoint, Diamond, MGM and "other".)

They were then given six options ranging from "I always find availability" to "I've given up trying to request availability"

Timeshare Advice Centre poll Results:
The final tallies were as follows:
  • I always find availability: 0.48%
  • I sometimes find availability: 2.12%
  • I rarely find availability: 61.10%
  • I never find availability: 30.56%
  • I ́ve given up trying to request availability: 5.74%
• • • • •
Conclusions
An overwhelming majority 91.66% of timeshare owners report that they rarely or never get the availability they want. A small but significant amount. 5.74% have given up even trying to make the system work.

The amount of people who get exactly what they want, and for whom the system works as it was sold to them is tiny. Less than one in twenty respondents say they always find availability.

ECC comment
"Even the amount of people who say they 'sometimes' find the availability they want is telling," says Andrew Cooper, CEO of European Consumer Claims (ECC). "Two percent say they sometimes get availability, compared to over sixty percent saying 'rarely'.There is not much difference between those two words except connotation. Describing your success rate as 'sometimes' denotes acceptance or ambivalence. Describing it as 'rarely' suggests discontent."

One thing is certain. The modern consumer is no longer satisfied with dated, expensive and clunky holiday timeshare memberships. Being able to visit the destination you want, on your preferred dates, is key to the contemporary holiday experience.

For help and advice about escaping your timeshare ownership (and in some cases claiming compensation against the resort) get in touch with ECC, for free, confidential advice.

ECC provides timeshare claims services, expert advice and help E: (for media enquiries): mark.jobling at ecc-eu.com
E: (for client enquiries) EUROPE: info at ecc-eu.com USA:[email protected]
T: EUROPE: +44800 6101 512 / +44 203 6704 616. USA: 1-877 796 2010
Monday to Friday: UK timings: 9am-8pm. Saturday/Sunday closed. USA 9am -8pm EST. Sunday closed

Relevant websites for this article

www.m1legal.com - www.timeshareadvicecentre.co.uk - www.timeshare.lawyer www.ecc-eu.com

Contacts
Mark Jobling
Press Contact Communications Director Communication mark.jobling at ecc-eu.com +442035198465

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Disney or Vidanta?

I saw an interesting statement posted on Facebook today. It confirms what a lot of us say in person, but we never see it in print. Bottom line: this person's opinion is Grand Luxxe facilities and experience and price is superior to their experience at a Disney location in Hawaii. Here is the post:

An observation and opinion. We’ve been satisfied members for nearing a decade now. This summer we decided to do Disney’s Aulani resort in Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii. It is beautiful and we’re having a great time but also we are comparing it to Vidanta. Vidanta is winning , In Our opinion. Not as nice of restaurants here as Vidanta. Not as any pools or nighttime entertainment. Rooms are comparable. Travel time to Hawaii is a lot longer. The staff and people here are kind and gracious but nobody compares to the staff at Vidanta . The biggest kicker is prices!! One week here cost as much as an upgrade at Vidanta, and it’s only one week, not all inclusive either! I am so glad we belong to Vidanta.

Sure, we all have preferences, and they are not necessarily the same as the next person. That said, statements about how good we have it in Nuevo Vallarta or Riviera Maya at the Grand Luxxe Residence Club are more common than not.

What do you think? Are the facilities, services and overall experiences at Vidanta superior to those offered by other vacation options? Let us all know by leaving your comment below.

A Recycled Scam Offer - Lives Forever....

Our email folder has received four - that's right - Four invitations to visit "Vidanta-Group" to take advantage of 15 unused bonus weeks assigned to our account. Plus, the offer goes on to say we can rent the weeks through Vidanta-Group and get $2,400 per week. Oh, by the way, did I mention the cost? Nine hundred sixty five dollars - that's $965.00 usage fee - PAID IN ADVANCE!

What is the trade? One of your weeks for two studio units at the Sea Garden Cancun! This offer is a SURE winner....for the people you send money to.

This offer was presented to us four times between April 16, 2022 and May 15, 2022. It was also offered to us in June, 2021, and several years earlier in a row. Yes, scammers do have long lives, and they are always happy to take your money.

Here is the offer you can count on seeing - year after year after year:

Remember, only YOU can help stamp out scammers - DON'T SEND MONEY!!!

Aimfair Update Progress - Bumpy Road

After 12 years with the Tiki platform, we decided to upgrade to the newest version. Well, all the changes since 2010 are starting to show up as we move through the migration process.

We truly appreciate your patience. The project is well underway. As those of you who are Subscribing Members and have visited the Owners Forum have seen, there are weird, new posts appearing on the Forum, and they are not from fellow members.

The Internet is full of interlopers. Additionally, changes to previous settings do not always carry over to new systems, leaving little gaps in the foundation walls. Thank you interlopers for showing where we need to focus. While probing for openings, they found a way to access the Forum.

Rest assured the intrusions are not material - rather they show us where we need to tighten permissions and other settings. This inconvenience will last for a very short period of time (less than a day from now). We could take the Owners Forum offline, but then we would not have the benefit of seeing where the leaks are.

A frequently uttered saying comes to mind....This Too Will Pass....! Contact information is secure.

Cheers!

Bob and Mary Ann

Jon Rahm Wins Mexico Open at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta


Greg Norman Course - Site of the Mexico Open at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta

We hope you watched the final round of the Mexico Open at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta today. Jon Rahm was the favorite to win, and he did. But not without a bit of stress. Two other players, Cameron Champ and Kurt Kitayama made it interesting for spectators when they tied Rahm in the back nine of the Norman Course.

In the end, all three were tied at one time. But Champ and Kitayama were unable to keep up with Rahm, and he won with a 2 putt on 18 in the end.

Yes, it was fun to watch the match on TV. We enjoyed seeing the temporary structures that were installed just for the tournament. It was fun to see the Norman Course in such great shape. Finally, we could empathize with the players as they tried to sink putts on the Norman greens, which are notoriously like glass.

If you did not watch the final day live, you can read about it on ESPN by tapping the following link: https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/33834288/jon-rahm-closes-birdie-build-2-shot-lead-mexico-open

We look forward to next year's tournament and hope to attend. It would be wonderful fun to attend at least one PGA Tour at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.

Jingle Bells As You've Never Heard Before

January 10, 2022

Yes, it is after the Christmas and Holiday celebrations. We know. BUT, this rendition of Jingle Bells will, if nothing more, introduce you to a new and energetic experience. Joy exudes from this video, which is a pop-up concert performed by the US Air Force Band and Choral group. Remember this link when you feel down or like you need a boost of energy! It will be the cure for all despondency!!


Yes, we know it is unusual to draw attention to something that is traditionally saved for the Holidays. But, if we all keep this rendition of Jingle Bells in mind all the time, chances are we will smile and think of how wonderful the gift of music is; maybe it will also be a mood changer too.
Here's to you and many wonderful years where ever you may be!

Happy New Year

January 3, 2022

Where does time go when vacationing at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta? We celebrated New Year's Eve on the beach and had a wonderful time seeing friends and family. Following is what we saw and enjoyed, and you can vicariously participate in the celebration any time you tap this post.

Before midnight, Salum was hopping with families with multiple generations. Truly a fun way to introduce the New Year!



At midnight, the fireworks display was everything anyone would want. Look in the distance. So many other resorts were shooting off their fireworks show too. Beautiful, and so much fun!



Now, we are three days into the New Year and looking forward to all that 2022 has to offer. There seems to be a new energy to the beginning of 2022, and we hope it will last throughout the New Year!

We wish you all a healthy, prosperous, joyful and exciting 2022.

Cheers!

Generosity of Aimfair Members and Freddy's Friends

December 4, 2021

In less than thirty days, Freddy's friends and Aimfair Members raised more than the $6,000 US goal of the GoFundMe campaign to help Freddy pay for his wife's cancer treatments. This is an exceptional example of kindness!

During the campaign, an Aimfair member brought to our attention another act of kindness. Here is his story:

What a very caring effort you both have made to help Freddy Knox and his wife!

I would like to share with you a similar effort I made last February when my wife and I were at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. While there, I noted that Sr. Oscar Aguilar, who has a craft shop near the Grand Mayan water slide where he sells had-made jewelry, appeared to be in need of a reconditioned wheelchair as the one he was using was in very poor shape and nearly beyond repair and in need of prompt replacement before his chair collapses on him.

With the help of Karina de la Rosa of the Vidanta Customer Care Center, I was able to send him $275 via Western Union and he shortly thereafter received the money and was able to buy a reconditioned wheelchair. He was personally very thankful and we look forward to seeing him when we are at Vidanta NV in January.

Please, I want no recognition for this story of my gift to Oscar; his thank-you was welcome enough. On the other hand, I mention Karina de la Rosa and the Customer Care Center as perhaps another possible source of help in providing care to other Vidanta employees.
It is truly wonderful to find kindness in many places you don't expect. After all, kindness is something we all have to give, and sometimes we forget how important it actually is!

Thank you all for your generosity and kindness. Let's keep spreading it all over!!!

Help Freddy


Freddy Knox and his wife need your help.

October 23, 2021

Freddy Knox is a 20 year veteran with Grupo Vidanta. He spent a number of years in sales until he moved into the Customer Care department. There he found his calling to help people through the challenges of Vidanta contract ownership. After a couple of years as a Customer Care agent, he suggested the company form a VIP Concierge service. The company liked the idea moved him into a new position. He has been working in that position for the past five years.

During the last three years, Freddy's wife has battled cancer. Progress was being made until the pandemic hit in 2020. The combination of reduced tourism that negatively affected Vidanta and a change for the worse in Freddy's wife's condition have created very difficult circumstances for Freddy and his ability to continue paying mounting medical bills.

We did not know Freddy had to leave Vidanta and move to his wife's home town north of Mexico City until a Facebook post indicated Freddy was no longer the point person for the VIP Concierge services. We reached out to Freddy and heard his desperate story. He needs help paying his rising medical bills.

Given he has been such a helpful person to those of us who worked with him at Vidanta, we decided to form Go Fund Me page so Aimfair Members and other members of Vidanta can give back by sending gifts in his behalf. The goal is to reach $6,000. Generous Aimfair members have already contributed nearly $1,000, so we are on our way.

Please give what you can to help Freddy cover his mounting medical expenses. Tap the following link to be taken to our Go Fund Me Page: https://gofund.me/792f37da Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

It's A Wonderful World - David Attenborough - BBC One

December 1, 2020


The year has only a month to go before a new one begins. For many of us, it will be a godsend. Something positive to look forward to. New experiences and acquaintances are just around the corner.

Although this video has nothing directly to do with our experiences at Vidanta, indirectly it does. Because it is a reminder that the world we live in is wonderful.

Enjoy:


Refer back to this video when days are cloudy and dark. Cheers!

Are you ready...?

Are you ready to vacation?

Although many of us continue to carefully consider our vacation options, there are those who are confident enough in the protocols adopted by Grupo Vidanta to protect guests against infection by the coronavirus. They are reporting beautiful conditions, lovely surroundings and safe conditions at each of the Grand Luxxe Residence Club properties.

Grupo Vidanta continues to provide visual evidence that the properties are there and ready to enjoy. Following are two videos recently published by the developer:



Jungala is also waiting in Riviera Maya:



It is time to take advantage of the low airfares and attractive cost of spending a week or two in Mexico, specifically at the Grand Luxxe Residence Club in Riviera Maya or Nuevo Vallarta.

Cheers!

What are we doing to capture the Gen-Xers and Millennials through experiential travel?

March 3, 2020

What exactly is experiential travel? Why is it appealing? What qualifies?

Well, following is one hotel that has an answer. Take a look and leave your comments:

This Monte Carlo Hotel Wants to Help You Unleash Your Inner 007 With Two New Experiences
Enjoy Aston Martin and helicopter rides, a movie premiere, a night at the casino hosted by the Prince of Monaco and more with Hotel Metropole’s two new Bond-themed packages.



As anticipation builds for the April release of No Time to Die—the next James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s last as 007—one Monaco hotel is celebrating the cinematic event in true jet-setter style. Set in the principality that evokes the glamour of those MI6 movies (it’s famed casino was featured in Never Say Never Again and Golden Eye), the Hotel Metropole is offering guests two ways to live like Bond would—including a chance to place your bets in the presence of royalty.

There’s no shortage of luxury experiences in Monaco, and the Metropole’s Golden Eye package puts many of those over-the-top experiences together in the GoldenEye package offered exclusively to guests of the Suite Carré d’Or, which was redone in late-2019 by famed designer Jacques Garcia in a fresh, contemporary style. Check in to the magnificent penthouse apartment (which is spread out over 1,614-square-feet, with an additional 1,184-square-foot terrace) and enjoy a full day and night itinerary that starts with a private visit to the casino and a helicopter fly-over of the country, followed by lunch at the hotel’s Joël Robuchon-helmed Japanese restaurant. In the afternoon, take a ride along the French Riviera in an Aston Martin, indulge in a couple’s massage, and savor a candle-lit dinner prepared by the Robuchon chefs and served on your suite’s massive terrace, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Hit the casino tables after dinner, then return to a suite adorned with rose petals and bubbly.

While the GoldenEye experience is available year-round for guests of that top suite, the Metropole is also offering a limited-time package that will thrill even the most passionate fans of the Bond franchise. The Secret Agent experience (available April 6-8) includes a two-night stay in a Superior, Deluxe or Superior Junior suite, (including breakfast); VIP access to the hotel’s Secret Agent Soirée, a party with with Michelin-starred eats and a performance by a soon-to-be-announced music legend; and preferred seating at the red-carpet premiere of No Time to Die, featuring a tribute to the late Roger Moore and a display of never-before-seen Bond memorabilia. Then it’s on to a glamorous after-party at the Casino de Monte-Carlo hosted by His Serene Highness the Prince of Monaco. At press time, only 25 bookings for the Secret Agent package remain. Rates for the Suite Carré d’Or start at $13,634 per night, and $19,000 per night with the GoldenEye Experience for two guests. Rates for the Secret Agent package start at $2,726 for two guests, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Princess Grace Foundation USA.
Our Luxxe, Presidential, SPA, Loft and Residence accommodations are much larger than the one’s advertised. Value seems to be in the experience - not the space.

Let’s all think about the experiences that we need to introduce here in Nuevo Vallarta to rival what Metropole is offering. Now, granted, this is a bit tongue in cheek, but there is a point here - Gen Xers and Millennials are the future, and we need to appeal to them now.

Six Months After New Year Celebrations - Update

July 8, 2019

We are six months into 2019! eek Can you believe it? Our last visit to Nuevo Vallarta was the first week in March, 2019. Weather was beautiful, friends were plentiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

So, what has happened since then? Well, Vidanta has been very active:
  • In Nuevo Vallarta -
    • A new building north of Tower Six is under construction and has an unusual shape.
    • A new structure is under construction on the other side of the Ameca River and west of the suspension bridge.
    • A new shopping area is under construction west of the Grand Bliss tower and east of Chiringuitos.
    • Construction in The Park continues.
    • A new egress road onto the freeway heading north is under construction.
    • The Estates building area is growing into the cow paster directly across the Ameca River from Towers 3 and 4.
  • In Riviera Maya -
    • The Estates construction is apparently moving forward, but no one has seen the buildings or building area yet.
    • The Jungala Luxury Water Park had its Soft Opening yesterday, July 6, 2019. Pricing for adults ranges from $59 US to $270 US and $44 US to $227 US for children. More to come on pricing and terms of use.
    • The Joya Theater continues to host the Cirque du Soleil event.
  • In East Cape -
    • Three towers are under construction. No word on when it will open.
    • One Vidanta representative stated there would be a smaller tower open in 2019. No verification of that yet.
  • In Acapulco -
    • DeLuxxe Suites are made available.
  • Vidanta Cruise Line
    • October, 2019 - Vidanta Elegant sets sail with Luxxe passengers for the first time.
There are a lot of changes taking place at the different Vidanta campuses. We look forward to covering them all in the coming months.
Join us won’t you? Lots of fun in the sun...!!

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2019 - 12:01 AM


New Year’s Day - 12:01 AM in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

It was a beautiful display of fireworks this morning, all designed to welcome the New Year, and we were lucky enough to be on the property to share the joy with you.

2019 is a year of many expectations. In Nuevo Vallarta, the Jalisco Estates may bring happiness to its new members. The Celebrate Park is progressing with 12 new buildings currently under construction. Many plans are being finalized, some of which may come to fruition during the New Year.

In Riviera Maya, a long awaited Water Park is under construction and may open in 2019. This new facility appears to be located in the same area as the Luxxe Jungle Suites on the western side of the property near the highway.

In East Cape, construction is underway, although finishing and opening buildings on the property may not happen until after the Celebrate Park in Nuevo Vallarta opens in 2022.

In Puerto Penasco, Grand Bliss and Luxxe units may be opened during the year. However, priorities for finishing these projects may coincide with the launch of Vidanta Cruises. Speculation! All speculation!

Vidanta Cruises is in the planning stages. The Vidanta Elegant is being refurbished in Naples, Italy and may move to a shipyard in Mexico for finishing touches. First cruise may occur in 2019, which would be a new experience for all of us.

These are just a few of the many projects that are underway in the halls of Grupo Vidanta.

Join us, won’t you as we welcome the New Year! We hope it will bring good health, prosperity and joy to all.
Cheers!

Sr. Daniel Chavez Moran - A Member of President Lopez Obrador’s Advisory Council

November 21, 2018

We all know that Sr. Daniel Chavez is supportive of tourism. He strongly believes increasing tourism is the pathway to closing the economic gap between Mexico and its northern neighbors - the United States and Canada.

The following article provides insight to Sr. Chavez’s reach. He will be participating in a high level advisory group for Mexico’s incoming president, Sr. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador:

Lopez Obrador Accepts Advice from Business Leaders in Mexico
Source: https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=35960&SEO=lopez-obrador-accepts-advice-from-business-leaders-in-mexico Note: It you tap the link, you will not see the article. Instead, you will need to tap the search magnifying glass symbol in the upper right corner of the page, type in Obrador, and tap the 4th selector box at the bottom of the page. With time, the box number will be higher because the date of Nov. 16 is static.

Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) A group of prominent businesspersons created a council to advise the next president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who accepted their participation, it was reported on Friday. The three main media owners, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, Bernardo Gomez, and Olegario Vazquez Aldir will be in the group, as well as Carlos Hank, who heads the most important Mexican bank, Banorte.

In addition, the industrial entrepreneurs Daniel Chavez, Miguel Rincon, and Sergio Gutierrez, and Miguel Aleman Magnani, from service business, also form the council.

They said that they want to support and that they want to be advisors of the next president of the Republic, and I took their word. They want to be members of an advisory council of the president, they want to help me, they want to give me their points of view, their visions and help us, Lopez Obrador said, in a video broadcast on social networks.

He said that the members of the business advisory council will be coordinated by businessman Alfonso Romo, future head of the Office of the President of the Republic, and will meet with them every two or three months.

Ricardo Salinas is the owner of Grupo Salinas, which includes TV Azteca, Grupo Elektra, Seguros Azteca, Afore Azteca, Advance America, Italika, Banco Azteca, Punto Casa de Bolsa, and Totalplay.

Meanwhile, Bernardo Gomez is Vice President of Televisa; Olegario Vazquez Aldir, heir of Grupo Empresarial Angeles, which includes the Group Real Turismo, the Group Angeles Servicios de Salud, the Group Financiero Multiva and the Group Multimedia Image, which includes the newspaper Excelsior.

Carlos Hank, meanwhile, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Banorte Group, the second largest bank in the country, and his family businesses include the Hermes Group, Gruma, and the participation in the construction of the Texcoco air terminal.

In turn, Daniel Chavez is president of Grupo Vidanta, which manages luxury beach hotels; Miguel Rincon Arredondo is in the forestry industry and his company is called Grupo Industrial Durango; Miguel Aleman Magnani directs Interjet; and Sergio Gutierrez is the owner of the steel company of Nuevo Leon, Deacero.

In the video, Lopez Obrador emphasized that 'we do need the support of entrepreneurs to invest in Mexico, generate jobs. I tell you to not to worry because I know very well what should be done to help the most humble people, the poorest.'

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The Park should stimulate tourism for Nayarit and Jalisco, and Sr. Chavez is right in the middle of it. Congratulations!

We Missed Out - But Say Hello to the Lucky Winner

November 7, 2018

So, did you apply? We thought about it, but then decided we were not qualified. So we missed out.

The winner is very qualified though. Marketing, sales and engineering. What a background. We look forward to seeing her become Vidanta’s spoke person. Enjoy the article:

Vidanta Names Winner of The World's Best Job Position
One Candidate's Dream Job Has Come True, Complete with a $120,000 Salary


NEWS PROVIDED BY
Vidanta (Source: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vidanta-names-winner-of-the-worlds-best-job-position-300744428.html 08:30 ET)

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vidanta is pleased to announce the company has named their official hire for the World's Best Job position, Peru-based candidate, Andrea Martens. Chosen from a pool of over 15,000 candidates from more than 120 countries, the victorious applicant will spend the next year working as a professional vacationist and brand ambassador for Vidanta, a collection of premier entertainment and destination resorts located on Mexico's most beautiful beaches.

In the role of World's Best Job, Andrea will be responsible for inspiring travelers worldwide by experiencing Vidanta's destinations.
In the role of World's Best Job, Andrea will be responsible for inspiring travelers worldwide by experiencing Vidanta's destinations.


"We're pleased to announce our chosen candidate, and are eager to begin immersing her in all that Vidanta has to offer from world class accommodations and cuisine to new levels of entertainment and more," says Ivan Chavez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta. "We loved Andrea's energy and her deep passion for travel. She was inspired by our mission of happiness and we strongly feel she is the perfect fit for our brand.”

In the role of World's Best Job, Martens will be responsible for inspiring travelers worldwide by experiencing Vidanta's six destinations – Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta – and creating astounding content. While at each of these stunning locales, she will experience such envy-inducing adventures as swimming with whale sharks, guiding baby sea turtles from the egg to the ocean, dancing front row at Mexico's premier dayclub and DJ venue, and learning new recipes from world-renowned chefs. In addition, the position also comes with added travel expenses, dining credit at each of the resorts, and resort accommodations – not to mention a $120,000 USD salary.

Currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal, Martens has extensive marketing and sales experience previously working with high profile companies including Procter & Gamble, IBM, and L'ORÉAL. A corporate professional turned travel enthusiast, Martens most recently spent the last three and a half years traveling throughout the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. During her professional career, she was consistently praised for her natural ability to make real connections with coworkers and clients, and throughout her travels she has further grown her passion for creating personal connections and immersing herself in each new destination she visits. A woman of all trades, Martens graduated from the University of Lima, Peru and has an Industrial Engineering degree.

Martens is eager to dive into the new "World's Best Job" role and will go through an extensive employee training before kicking off her new career as a professional vacationist at Vidanta's luxury resorts. Her journey will begin at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, beginning in December 2018. There she will become completely immersed, learning the ins and outs of each resort from operations and guest experience to sustainability and philanthropy. Most importantly she'll begin experiencing all that Vidanta has to offer herself! In this position, she will focus on showcasing all the luxury and adventure the Vidanta resorts hold while also exploring the beauty and culture of greater Mexico. From there, Martens will use those experiences to create social media, blog and marketing content in order to convey them to the world in a way that's engaging and thrilling.

"I still can't believe it – I couldn't be more excited to join the Vidanta team," said Andrea Martens Briceño, recipient of the World's Best Job. "This is truly a dream come true and I can't wait to have the opportunity to do the things I love most – working with creative people, enjoying all the amazing experiences Vidanta has to offer, and sharing all of this happiness with the world!"

Grupo Vidanta's mission is to create the most extraordinary vacation and entertainment experiences in the world, and they are excited to inspire generations of travelers through the lens of new brand ambassador. From recently opening new dining and entertainment experiences such as OMNIA Dayclub and Herringbone with global hospitality company Hakkasan Group at Vidanta Los Cabos, to debuting Salum Beachside Eateries & Market at Vidanta Riviera Maya, a Tulum-inspired beach lounge and market featuring six new restaurants, and launching the first-ever Vidanta Wellness Retreat in Nuevo Vallarta featuring Deepak Chopra this year, Vidanta is pleased to continue to bring the highest level of luxury experiences to their guests with more to come in 2019.

Please find images of all Vidanta resorts in this link.

About Vidanta
As Grupo Vidanta's luxury vacationing brand, Vidanta boasts an impressive portfolio of entertainment and destination resorts along the most coveted beaches in Mexico including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco and Puerto Vallarta. At the Vidanta destinations, guests can stay in luxury resort hotels that include Grande Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss and Mayan Palace, with more under development. Innovative partnerships include collaborations with the creative visionaries at Cirque du Soleil to create JOYÀ – a permanent theatrical and culinary experience in Riviera Maya. Vidanta has also partnered with global hospitality company Hakkasan Group on an exclusive, long-term agreement to debut new nightlife, daylife and dining experiences. The first collaboration in this partnership includes the recently opened OMNIA Dayclub, Herringbone, Casa Calavera and SHOREbar at Vidanta Los Cabos. For more information, visit Vidanta.com.

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What fun! Congratulations Andrea. You will have a challenging and exciting year!

Looking For Something To Do? Read on....

August 23, 2018

More member and customer nurturing is on the way at Vidanta Resorts. First, we understand there is a new position within the organization - The Chief Experience Officer. This new position presumably is an extension and expansion of the Member Liaison that participated in the Aimfair Gatherings in 2016, 2017 and 2018. An introduction to this new person could come in September, after Vidanta’s annual meeting, which will be held in Spain this year.

Along those lines, we saw the following announcement in an August 23, 2018 post in the online version of Travel and Leisure Magazine. Vidanta is looking for a Brand Ambassador, and it sounds like the company is becoming serious about communicating with its members and guests. Here is the article:

You Could Get Paid $120,000 to Spend a Year at Some of Mexico's Most Beautiful Resorts

AUGUST 23, 2018

How does this sound? A year in Mexico’s most beautiful destinations — including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, and Puerta Vallarta — plus gourmet dining, high-end spas, designer golf courses, and exclusive entertainment. All this and a one-year salary of $120,000 plus travel expenses.

This over-the-top job opportunity was just announced by Vidanta, a collection of premier destination resorts across Mexico. One lucky and qualified candidate will become Vidanta’s brand ambassador with some of Mexico’s most impressive resorts as their new workplace.

“It’s an understatement when we say that the ‘perks’ of this position are endless,” Iván Chávez, executive vice president of Grupo Vidanta, said in a statement. “The lucky applicant will fully immerse themselves in each of our resort destinations; from uncovering ancient Mayan ruins, hidden eateries, and underwater cenotes to discovering the hottest new restaurants and nightclubs.”

There is a bit of work involved in the “world’s best job,” however. The brand ambassador will act as Vidanta’s on-location social influencer, gathering content while experiencing the luxury, comfort, and adventure offered at their resorts. It will be the ambassador's job to inspire travelers worldwide through their experiences, such as breakfast in bed, luxurious spa treatments, poolside margaritas, and zip line adventures through the Riviera Nayarit jungle. Taste-testing new dishes prepared by Mexico’s culinary superstar chefs, visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites, and stargazing along the Sea of Cortez will be all in a day’s work.

The individual selected will go through an extensive training program which will not only prepare them for the brand ambassador role, but will also provide skills for a successful post-Mexico career (if they ever leave, that is). The ideal candidate will have sales or hospitality experience, a warm personality, and willingness to relocate to Mexico along with love for travel and new experiences.

If all this sounds great — and why wouldn’t it? — apply online at worldsbestjob.com and submit your resume in addition to an optional 60-second video before Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11:50 p.m. CDT.

Looks like a great job! Also, it appears Vidanta is working toward managing its message. It will be fun to follow this new development and how it impacts current members of Vidanta and Aimfair.
Stay tuned....

The Park - Massive!

July 13, 2018

Can you imagine a property the size of about .6 miles wide and 1.3 miles long, from one tip to the other? Well that is how large The Park appears to be, based upon Google Earth's most recent images.

Here is what we are talking about:

This image of The Park was taken by Google Earth in March, 2018.  Much more work has been done since then.  Literally tons and tons of earth have been relocated and continue to be relocated. Stay tuned....(Tap the image to enlarge; tap your browser's back arrow to return)
This image of The Park was taken by Google Earth in March, 2018. Much more work has been done since then. Literally tons and tons of earth have been relocated and continue to be relocated. Stay tuned....(Tap the image to enlarge; tap your browser's back arrow to return)


Although the Epcot Center is included in the Disney World property in Orlando, it is only about .71 miles north to south and about .75 miles east to west, which includes a parking lot. Here is a Google image of the Epcot Center:

This image of Epcot Center was taken by Google Earth.  This is just one of four parks on the Disney World 30,000 acre property.  But it is interesting to see the comparison between the two properties....(Tap the image to enlarge; tap your browser's back arrow to return)
This image of Epcot Center was taken by Google Earth. This is just one of four parks on the Disney World 30,000 acre property. But it is interesting to see the comparison between the two properties....(Tap the image to enlarge; tap your browser's back arrow to return)


Water Parks, a Cirque du Soleil "Creactive" center and other entertainment venues are anticipated, although there is no official word yet.

Bottom Line....Stay Tuned....

Vidanta Forum - Tourism To Mexico - May 16 - 19, 2018

May 28, 2018

The Vidanta Forum was a success. Following is a video in English that describes in brief the reason for and participants in the Forum:


The Forum had a great line up and was broadcast throughout Mexico. We will try to get transcripts in English to share with you.
Stay Tuned....