Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Announces that Scams in the Industry Decreased Considerably in the Fourth Quarter Of 2014

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With Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club’s scams and vacation tips, travelers are better prepared to deal with scam artists

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club has seen the number of scams reported over the previous few months experience a large drop off in frequency.

The final quarter of 2014 witnessed a dramatic decline for Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club in the number of scams and other fraudulent activities in the travel industry. As an international vacation provider, LHVC notes that this reported news is an impressive achievement. In essence, it means that Lifestyle Holidays’ work in eliminating the threat of travel scams is gaining momentum, and in 2015, the trend is forecasted to continue. Travelers who remain informed and vigilant are significantly less likely fall victim to scams that were once commonplace.

Largely due to Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club’s scams and travel awareness information, thousands of travelers were better equipped to protect themselves from criminals during their 2014 vacations. Whether the criminals preferred online or offline methods, travelers who heeded the advice provided by LHVC, were able to see the scams before they occurred and keep their valuables firmly secured.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club notes that scams that utilized online attack methods typically involved social media data compromises. What many people did not realize was that the privacy settings on their social media accounts might not have been as secure as they thought they were. Understandably, people are exited to share with their friends what their vacation plans are. However, Lifestyle Holidays discouraged sharing such information publicly, as it alerted criminals to a time when a homeowner would be away from their house. The increased awareness of social media security undoubtedly contributed to the overall decline in vacation problems during the final quarter of 2014.

With Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club’s scams and vacation tips, travelers are better prepared to deal with scam artists that they may encounter in person, too. Pickpockets are a common travel concern, and in 2014,LHVC advised travelers on multiple ways to avoid being targeted by thieves. One major piece of advice was to avoid taking expensive jewelry on vacation. It is all too easy for jewelry to slip off and be lost.It is also very easy for an experienced thief to slip a watch or loose-fitting ring off of a traveler. By leaving these valuables at home, travelers have no risk of losing the items during their vacations.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club wishes that all travelers have the vacation experiences they have worked so hard to deserve, and by staying alert during their travels, they are doing a lot to reduce their chances of falling victim to a travel scam.

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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Highlights the Top Upcoming Events to Enjoy in the Dominican Republic

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When travelers plan on visiting the Dominican Republic with Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club this spring they are encouraged to experience thrilling upcoming events.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club offers travelers some of the most exclusive and unforgettable vacation experiences in the world. The all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic gives visitors a number of extraordinary opportunities. For example, members have access to 7 individual beaches, a plethora of amazing dining opportunities including private meals on the beach, and even young travelers can be fascinated with one of a kind events and activities made just for them.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club always goes above and beyond to give its members the best options when they take a vacation, and it also want to makes sure that these visitors in the Dominican Republic can have trips that are truly memorable. For that reason, Lifestyle would like to review some of the best upcoming events and limited time attractions in the Dominican Republic this spring.

  1. National Carnival Parade: Taking place on the Santo Domingo Malecon, this parade will be held on the first of March. Featuring a number of colorful costumes, and cultural characters, this show is a local favorite. Additionally, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club shares that this is also a great opportunity for visitors in the Dominican Republic to get in touch with locals and make some new friends when they attend.
  2. Santo Domingo Music Festival: Starting on the 4th of March this year, and lasting until the 14th, this is a great event for those who want to immerse themselves in music during their Dominican Republic visit. The event will take place in three different venues in the city of Santo Domingo and will feature a number of extraordinary classical musicians. From youth performers to world class musicians, there will be something for every classical music lover to appreciate when they visit this extraordinary event, so visitors should make their plans to attend this event now.
  3. Punta Cana Carnival: Another extraordinary event happening in the Dominican Republic this March is the Punta Cana Carnival. There will be thousands of tourists and locals in attendance at this event, which will bring to life a number of local traditions. There will also be a stunning display of cultural costumes that are sure to delight all those who are in attendance at the carnival.

Events like these discussed and recommended by Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club can make a Dominican Republic vacation truly wonderful for those who attend. Those who vacation with Lifestyle can be sure that they always have an unforgettable and unmatchable vacation experience. For more information visit http://www.lifestyleholidaysvc.com/.

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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Highlights the Pro Cigar Festival

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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club invites travelers to the Dominican Republic for February’s ProCigar Festival.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club knows that many travelers out there are sick and tired of dealing with the cold weather that is associated with winter and are hoping to head to a warmer weather destination in order to add some excitement to their vacation.

During time spent in the exotic Dominican Republic, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club shares that there are a lot of exciting events going on in the area. During February, one annual festival will appeal to many people out there. ProCigar, also known as the association of Dominican Cigar Manufacturers, knows that there is a good reason why the Dominican Republic is referred to as Cigar Country. All those who enjoy the tradition of excellence found in the craftsmanship of Dominican Republic made cigars will want to visit during this festival.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club shares that this unique festival combines a variety of different elements for excitement and education. All those who attend will get the chance to learn more about the process of how these fine, hand-crafted cigars are made. Visitors who attend will also get the chance to meet some of the different cigar manufacturers, retailers and, of course, other consumers who will be interesting to engage in conversation with during this fun event.

For those curious about what all will be going on during the festival, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club offers some insight. During their stay on the island, travelers will get to relax on the beach while enjoying the sunshine, practice their snorkeling skills, take horseback rides, or compete in the Donkey Polo Tournament. And at night, guests gather to enjoy gala dinners, delicious cuisine and cocktails along with dancing. This festival is about more than cigars, and hopes to entertain all those who attend.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club knows that anyone who enjoys leisurely hanging out while making new friends and mingling with industry insiders, all while enjoying a wonderful vacation in an exotic destination, will want to make time in their busy schedule to enjoy the ProCigar Festival in the Dominican Republic this year. This year’s event takes place Sunday, February 15ththrough Friday, February 20th in Santiago de los Caballeros, located about 160 miles from La Romana.

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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Foresees Dominican Travel Industry Growth in 2015

Plant growth representing tourism in the Dominican Republic

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club prides itself on being one of the top destinations in the Caribbean and Dominican Republic in earlier years, and it is happy to share that travel within the area is on the rise.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club is always looking for ways to further the Dominican Republic’s travel industry, and it is thrilled to announce that the country earned more than $5 billion in 2013.

Dominican Republic Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia announced earlier this month that the country’s $5 billion in earnings represented an increase of more than 4 percent – more than 20 times that of other Caribbean destinations, which experienced an increase of about 0.2 percent in tourism earnings. The Dominican Republic experienced 8 percent growth in January 2014 alone, and 2014 is on track to become the country’s best tourism years on record.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club and its sister resorts offer a host of serene locations for a vacation at any time of the year. The beautiful resorts can take on a lively spirit of their very own at different times of the year, and the soft sand and crystal-clear waters offer any traveler a pristine Caribbean getaway.

At Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Sister Resorts, guests can enjoy staying on one of many private beaches. There are bountiful options for any traveler, ranging from the Cofresi Beach to the V.I.P beach at Puerto Plata. Guests at LHVC can enjoy the luxury that only a Caribbean resort can offer – something that has led to one of the hottest tourism seasons on record. Travelers can reach the pinnacle of relaxation at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club and in the Dominican Republic, with hammocks and beach beds awaiting every traveler.

But beautiful beaches aren’t the only draw of the Dominican Republic and Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club sister resorts. They also have access to stunning pools as well as dozens of entertainment options, ranging from shopping and water-sports to gyms and world-class dining. No matter what type of things a traveler wants to enjoy, they can find it while vacationing in the Dominican Republic with Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club.

When it comes time for vacationers to plan any upcoming vacations, they can make no mistake by selecting to stay at a Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Sister Resort in the Dominican Republic. For more information on booking an unforgettable vacation, visit http://www.lifestyleholidaysvc.com/.

 

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Outstanding Activities in the Dominican Republic Revealed by Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club

Try thrilling activities like scuba diving while you are in the Dominican Republic.

Try thrilling activities like scuba diving while you are in the Dominican Republic.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club knows that when travelers are getting ready to go on unforgettable vacations, they want to make sure that they have a destination that offers them a wide array of activities and events to enjoy when they visit. Having these options available to them makes it easy to customize the perfect vacation experience. When you are getting ready for a vacation in the Dominican Republic you have a number of amazing opportunities available to you. Here are just some of the most exciting ways to spend your time in the Dominican Republic.

  • Scuba Diving: It is always fun to see what lies beneath the waters when you are on a fun vacation. In the Dominican Republic you have a number of chances to spend time in its lovely waters, and when you take a scuba diving excursion, you will be able to see the sites from a whole new perspective.
  • Visiting the Damajajqua Water Falls: these 27 magnificent waterfalls are just 25 minutes from Puerto Plata, and offer visitors the change to see a truly unique sight. Taking a tour of these falls is a true adventure as you hike, slide, and jump to your destination. This is a truly wonderful way to have a real adventure while you are in the Dominican Republic.
  • Go Paragliding: Get out of the water and instead head for the air. For a truly thrilling trip that also allows you to see a bird’s eye view of the Dominican Republic’s beauty, try one of these paragliding excursions. Though it needs someone with a true adventurer’s spirit, this is one of the best ways to have a unique experience on your trip according to Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club.
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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Shares an Adventure at Northern Coast Diving

Enjoy scuba diving in the Dominican Republic

Enjoy underwater adventures in the Dominican Republic

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club offers vacationers the chance to enjoy state of the art amenities, top of the line accommodations and of course, customer service like you have never before experienced. These are just some of the things to expect while spending time at this wonderful resort, but every traveler should take time away from the stresses of everyday life in order to reenergize and restore. This fall, head to the Dominican Republic for a vacation destination that seems to have it all and more.

The perfect start to your trip can be found at Northern Coast Diving, a company that offers scuba diving excursions and other underwater tours. They are open any day of the week, and the talented instructors are there to guide anyone from newbies on their first dive all the way to the pros. This is an aquatic adventure that the whole family will enjoy. Yet for couples who are hoping to get away from it all together, this activity is surprisingly romantic experience. The beautiful scenery will inspire you to create a connection that will spark stronger than it has in years.

It’s important to plan your trip according to the season, before the change of the weather gets too cold. If your city starts getting a lot of rain or snow in the early fall months, this destination might just feel like paradise. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club invites you to plan a trip for September or October to enjoy the still-sunny temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s.

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Amazing Ways that Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Makes Vacations Fun for the Whole Family

When a family goes on a vacation, every member wants to make sure that they have the best time possible. It can be hard to find one destination that fits everyone from the kids to the parents and has activities and features that will please them. However a visit to the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club resort in the Dominican Republic will let every member of the family have a great time, and here is how!

 

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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Shares Top Packing Tips for Summer Travel

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, a leading provider of top-tier vacation accommodations, provides travelers with the vacations of their dreams. Visitors from all around the world flock to experience the ultimate in luxury with outstanding accommodations, dream-like amenities and even the utmost in customer service. This summer, our customer service staff has continued to go the extra mile, providing travelers with some of the best tips and tricks in order to enjoy travel more. Here are some of our favorite tips for your summer 2014 vacation.

1.For a cleaner suitcase, Try wrapping your shoes in a shower cap to avoid any black marks on your favorite outfit. Also, adding a dryer sheet can make all your clothes smell amazing, and also prevents static cling and wrinkles.

2. Avoiding tangles is easy. Store your loose cables/charges in an old sunglasses case to avoid having to dig around for loose cords, and also to avoid them becoming tangled. For extra attention on avoiding the tangles, wrap each piece with a rubber band. To avoid losing jewelry, consider threading necklaces in straws.

3. For products that don’t meet the TSA requirements, many consider using travel size containers to bring along the products they want to use. But to save additional money, purchasing these even necessary. Again, a straw is a great way to store a one-time use shampoo, conditioner, lotion etc. to avoid messy spills.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club knows these tips will help any traveler be more prepared and enjoy their vacation more. For more information about planning a vacation or to learn more about our resort, please visit www.lifestyleholidaysvacationclub.com

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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Highlights Things to Do and See in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club members say that the Dominican locals are very nationalistic and love talking about their country, its heritage, history and culture when talking to visitors. While vacationing in Jarabacoa, you should interact with the locals and get some ideas on the best places to go and most exciting things to do in order to make the most of your holiday experience.

Baseball is the most popular sport in the country, and conversations about this national pastime can open up the hearts of locals and will turn out to be their favorite conversational topic. Try to make it a point to go and see a Dominican baseball game whenever in this incredibly diverse and exciting nation.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club definitely advises a trip to the exciting and memorable destination of Jarabacoa the next time that travelers are looking for things to see and do in the Dominican Republic. But to enjoy the best vacation experience, they need to design their vacation itinerary in advance and book suitable accommodations prior to their travel, as this is the best way to enjoy a hassle-free holiday experience. For more information on how to enjoy an outstanding vacation in the Dominican Republic visit http://www.lifestyleholidaysvc.com

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A Trip To Portland With Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club

Recently ranked as one of the top most cost effective destinations in the world for 2013, the city of Portland Oregon is a top destination for travel for anyone — especially those who are member with Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club. Home to hundreds of area attractions, annual events, festivities, and area sights of interest, the diversity of Portland is only overshadowed by the cost friendly options for travelers at this great West Coast hot spot.

Located at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, Portland is in the top 30 for populations in the U.S. with more than 580,000 residents today. First incorporated in 1851, Portland’s location on the water has made it an important city since its inception. Located in the area once referred to as the clearing, the city of Portland grew quickly. A major port in the Pacific Northwest, it remained one of the most important areas in the area until the deepwater harbor in Seattle connected the rest of the mainland by trail. By this time however, Portland was already well established and thriving and today, the city continues to rank as one of the best areas to live and visit in the U.S.

Offering many annual festivals and events around he local foods and wines of the region, fall is a great time of the year for a visit to Portland. Though temperatures are cooler, the number of visitors are down and the number of events are up. From the Holiday Ale Fest to the tax free shopping and the holiday arts, and Willamette Valley wineries and of course the food carts, a trip to Portland in Fall is a trip for all the best reasons.

Throughout the year, the affordable accommodations and many cost effective attractions and even free attractions make it one of the best budget destinations in the nation. Top sights include Powell’s City of Books, Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Saturday Market, Oregon Zoo, Pittock Mansion and the OMSI just to name a few. Other attractions including the Portland Art Museum, the Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park also offer unique and fun attractions throughout the year as well.

No matter when you choose to visit this top destination for travel, choose to visit when you have plenty of time to really explore the area and its top features and attractions. Make the most of your travels with Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club.

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