Saturday, March 21, 2009


Elite Singles' Travel, a division of Elite Travel International, cordially invites all travel-loving singles to join us on an exclusive Mediterranean Singles’ Cruise aboard Crystal Cruises' luxurious Crystal Serenity. Sail in style with like-minded, high-end singles while visiting some of the world's most storied locales, including: Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Monte Carlo, St. Tropez and Barcelona.

Priced at just $4,900 per person,* the experience includes accommodations in a deluxe ocean view stateroom with verandah; fabulous cuisine (famed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa oversees the onboard Silk Road); exciting evening entertainment plus a Vegas-style casino; the best spa at sea; & award-winning service.

PLUS, enjoy Elite's Signature Singles Amenities, including: pre-paid gratuities; a $100 shipboard credit per person; private cocktail receptions; a dedicated onboard host; and many other VIP surprises & perks throughout the sailing. Round-trip air, private transfers and pre- and post-stay experiences in Rome and/or Barcelona can be easily arranged through Elite Travel International.

*Cruise Based on Double Occupancy, excludes taxes and airfare. Single supplement available for roughly $200/day. Suites can be arranged at an additional cost.
PLUS...$100 Referral Program- Know someone who might be interested in this exciting sailing? Refer them to us and YOU will receive a $100 American Express Gift Card upon their return!

For more details or reservations, contact or phone 310.979.9036.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


If you've dreamed of going to AUSTRALIA, now's your chance. But better book by tomorrow (Friday March 20) or this incredible deal will be history. For the next 24 hours, pay only $1,199 for round-trip flights from LAX to Sydney and enjoy five nights at the Inter-Continental Sydney. Round-trip airport transfers included as well. Now this is a serious bargain. So good in fact, I'm even booking myself that long-talked about trip to one of my all-time favorite cities in the world.

Book by end of day tomorrow, and travel March 21 through August 10. If you prefer to fly from NY, it's only $200 more. Business class add-ons available for $5,500. Flights available on V Australia, United Airlines and Qantas.

Contact Elite Travel International TODAY for more details on this deal to Down Under via email at or phone, 310 979 9036.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sushi (& MORE) at Sea

Crystal Cruises has put forth an offer no sushi lover (like myself) can possibly resist. Famed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (called one of America's 10 Best Chefs by the LA Times) is joining guests aboard Crystal Serenity’s July 28 Mediterranean cruise with stops in Venice, San Marino, Corfu, Rhodes, Bodrum, Istanbul, Mykonos & Athens!

Besides creating a week of menus exclusively for Crystal Cruises guests as well as omakase (chef's choice) menus in the ship's complimentary Silk Road Restaurant Nobu will be interacting with guests during culinary demonstations, cooking lessons and book signings. Fares start at $6,055 per person, double occupancy for this special Nobu-inclusive sailing.
PLUS, Elite Travel International clients will enjoy a $2,000 per couple shipboard credit (redeemable for spa treatments, shore excursions, shop purchases, wine/cocktails) and pre-paid gratuities!

Contact us via email at or phone 310 979 9036 today for more information and to hold your spot on EliteTravelGal's favorite foodie-themed sailing of the summer season!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Deals of the Day

Another day, another great luxury travel deal. What else is new?
Actually, today we've got a few new offers for you...from a fantastic March '09 rate in SFO to incredible intro pricing at new properties in Ixtapa and Capetown. Book any of these deals through Elite Travel International and extra-VIP service is always guaranteed.

If you've got business to do in San Francisco, you won't find a better deal than the $259 deluxe room rate being offered at Campton Place, a Taj Hotel (pictured) through the end of March. In addition to more than 50 percent in savings, the "Corporate Business Package" includes a welcome drink on arrival, daily breakfast, one suit pressed at no charge, and complimentary house car service in the morning. The rate is based on a minimum two-night stay.

At the brand new, 91-room One & Only Cape Town opening April 3, those who book a stay between opening day and end of September will enjoy two complimentary spa treatments, and a bottle of Cape Estate Wine. The Grand Opening special also allows up to two children to stay for free with parents (a three-night minimum stay is required).

And in Ixtapa, Mexico, where Capella Hotels & Resorts recently opened a stunning property, introductory rates of $350/night have been extended through mid-October. The brainchild of Horste Schultze, founder of Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa is the ideal spot for a romantic escape, a relaxing stress-free honeymoon or long weekend getaway.
For more information on these and many other luxury hotel deals, contact The EliteTravelGal via email at or phone at 310.979.9036.

Monday, March 9, 2009

To the Turks & Caicos We Go...

In keeping with the "free night" & "more for your money" trends, resorts on Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos are stepping up with great rates and offers.

The Regent Palms Turks & Caicos, for example, offers a free night on all bookings of four to 13 nights for stays through end of October. Those staying more than 14 days receive three nights gratis. The property is also appealing to families with its special second room deal. Here's the scoop: Book any one-bedroom oceanview or oceanfront suite or penthouse for stays from April 15 to Oct 28 and enjoy half off a second or third connecting room creating a family-friendly, spacious two- or three-bedroom unit. All rates include continental breakfast and of course, VIP treatment when booked through Elite Travel International.

At Grace Bay Club (pictured), book three nights and the fourth is free through December 19, plus enjoy a complimentary upgrade at time of booking. Clients of Elite Travel International will also receive daily breakfast, a $100 credit for dinner at the Grill Rouge, champagne upon arrival and priority early check in/late check out upon request. Guests booking four nights in a Penthouse Suite through April 30 will also enjoy a $2,000 resort credit!

For more details or to book, contact The EliteTravelGal via email or phone 31.979.9036.

Friday, March 6, 2009

March Madness, Antigua-Style

Still seeking an idea for a warm-weather getaway that won't break the bank? Take advantage of the just-announced March Madness rates at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, an ultra-romantic, green-certified hideaway on Antigua’s west coast. The all-inclusive rates start at $499 per couple, representing a 51 percent reduction off the original $1,015 nightly rate! Now that's serious savings.

These special March Madness rates are applicable for bookings at Galley Bay confirmed through Elite Travel International by March 31 for travel through December 20, 2009. The boutique property features 94 rooms fronting a private beach or lush tropical gardens; each has its own private plunge pool.

For more details and to book, contact The EliteTravelGal via email at or phone 310.979.9036.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Who We Are...

Just in case you didn't know who we are, here's the quick rundown on what makes Elite Travel International a different kind of travel firm.

Luxury Travel Firm of a New Generation Expands Despite Difficult Climate
Elite Travel International continues its growth as the go-to boutique luxury travel firm for affluent clients worldwide; adds top sales & marketing executives

Elite Travel International (ETI) is not your grandmother’s travel agency. In fact, the boutique luxury travel firm run by the founder of Elite Traveler Magazine, Stacy Small, is probably not even your mother’s travel agency. Rather, the Brentwood, CA-based firm (with a satellite office in West Palm Beach, FL), caters to a jet-setting, young professional crowd more likely to request their family’s next vacation via Blackberry, text message or Facebook than by phone or in person. In keeping with the “green” trend, traditional brochures are seldom used (ETI’s clients much prefer a website link or personal recommendation!).

Signifying the “out with the old” connotation the term “travel agent” conjures up, Elite Travel International is a full-service, one-stop travel concierge. Or, in other words, ETI is comprised of luxury travel experts who share with clients a very customized and personalized level of expertise, largely drawn from longtime sales and marketing careers coupled with worldwide travels of their own.

In addition to Small, who traveled the world on assignment for national travel magazines for 15 years before launching Elite Travel International, ETI is comprised of Donald Gorbach, a former veteran real estate broker; Terry Bahri, a former textile business owner; and Kara Slater, a top-performing former magazine publishing executive. All three bring to the travel business a unique perspective on what today’s luxury client is looking for in terms of customer service and professionalism. And, like Small, all three have traveled extensively worldwide. In addition to its modern take on and approach to what today’s client wants, the firm differentiates itself from other luxury travel firms by NOT charging its clients exorbitant booking fees or high annual retainers.

“We do things for our clients as a courtesy that many other travel firms charge a lot of money for,” says Small. “This includes, but is not limited to, booking restaurant reservations and spa appointments, securing theater tickets, arranging limo transfers, pretty much whatever our clients need while traveling we do for them. We like our clients to think of us as their one-stop travel concierge.”

Elite Travel International specializes in custom luxury travel arrangements and personalized VIP service for both leisure and corporate travelers worldwide. An extensive network of high-level industry contacts, firsthand knowledge of the products represented, and the company’s prestigious affiliation with TravelStore, Platinum (the largest privately owned travel agency in California) and the Signature Travel Network translate to exclusive perks for client such as priority upgrades, breakfast-inclusive rates, early check in/late check-out, shipboard credit on luxury cruises, and the highest possible level of service at hotels and resorts around the globe.

Let’s face it: Someone who wants a flight between point A and point B can easily do it themselves. And if budget is the only concern, the Internet works just fine. But, for those who wouldn’t dare touch their own taxes or handle their own legal work, ETI is the one-stop shop for all luxury travel-related needs and plans.

For more information, contact:
Stacy Small at 310.979.9036 or 561.351.5907 (cell/text)Via email:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Full Vacation, HALF the Price

We continue to be amazed at the timely promotions on offer from top luxury hotels, but this one truly blows us away. Book a stay at beautiful Cap Juluca on Anguilla and pay only for HALF the nights you are there!

We agree, it sounds too good to be true. But trust us, it's not. Simply contact The EliteTravelGal today to book your Anguilla getaway for travel anytime between March 14-April 12, and the hotel will pay for every other night.
Book through us and enjoy VIP perks including a priority upgrade upon arrival if available, a lunch for two at the resort's fabulous Blue Beachfront Bistro and daily continental breakfast served on your private terrace (or at Blue, if you prefer).

For more information or to take advantage of this incredible deal, email or phone 310.979.9036.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Spring Break, St. Barts Style

Added value has become a buzz term in the luxury travel industry this year, there's no doubt about it. It's clear this is the case when even top hotels in swanky St. Barts are enticing travelers with seasonal promotions. We already told you about Le Toiny's "stimulus" package a few days ago, and now, we've also got a great deal from Hotel Carl Gustaf to share.

The 14-suite, harbor-view hotel's "Spring Sparkles in Style" package includes accommodations in a one- or two-bedroom suite with private terrace and plunge pool; chilled Champagne upon arrival; daily en-suite breakfast; complimentary wi-fi; and round-trip airport transfers. Also included is use of a daily rental car; and half-day trips (every other day) around the island on the hotel's private 52-foot yacht (complete with open bar!).

The package rate starts at 798Euros/night for stays now through April 12; a three-night minimum stay is required.

For more details or to book your St. Barts spring getaway, contact The EliteTravelGal at