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JUL 24, 2021 | Alejandro Reynal

The Value of Effective Corporate Culture

Apple Leisure Group (ALG) has a rich history over the last 50 years, bringing together strong travel brands and businesses to become the leading North American leisure travel and resort brand management group.

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Leadership

MAR 25, 2021 | Alejandro Reynal

Why leisure travel will recover before other segments?

According to TripAdvisor’s most recent survey, 50% of Americans are planning a trip during spring. The vaccine rollout makes them more comfortable travelling outside the USA, choosing destinations and brands that enjoy a good reputation and have worked diligently to strengthen safety and hygiene protocols, which have regularly communicated to their audience

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Leadership

FEB 26, 2021 | Javier Coll

How Technology Will Help To Create A Safer Travel Experience

Apple Leisure Group (ALG) is dedicated to applying lessons learned during the global pandemic to deliver an even healthier and safer travel experience for our guests in a post-pandemic world. As North America’s largest provider of charter flights and seller of vacation packages to Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and the Caribbean, we are well-positioned to support the holistic recovery of our industry.

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Leisure Travel Industry Recovery

OCT 01, 2020 | Alejandro Reynal

Leading the Recovery of the Caribbean Travel Industry

What a difference a year can make! Many across the Caribbean business landscape rightfully describe 2020 as an unprecedented challenge, though as true as this may be, I believe the spirit of the moment is opportunity.

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Market Analysis

OCT 21, 2019 | Hector Medina

Why Jump on the All-Inclusive Bandwagon?

There’s no doubt about it — the all-inclusive (AI) resort is here to stay. The resort model that packages all room and board costs into one up-front rate has become a mainstay in beach destinations, most notably across Mexico and the Caribbean. The model is expanding, quickly, and there are no signs of development slowing down.

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Resort Management

AUG 30, 2019 | Federico Moreno-Nickerson

The Value of Human Capital Investments

Staff training and development is an investment not an expenditure. For hotels, employee training can help enhance their bottom lines.

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Resort Development

JUN 27, 2019 | Javier Coll

What Is Key Money Really Worth?

For many resort and hotel owners, especially those working feverishly to launch a new property, the prospect of receiving an up-front incentive payment from a branded operator often seems too good to pass up.  Unfortunately, the financial promise implied by key money is also usually too good to be true.

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Resort Development

JUN 19, 2019 | Javier Coll

Sourcing Capital in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is ripe with opportunity for hotel development after a steady recovery following the 2017 hurricane season, with banks, private equity firms and non-bank lenders all showing confidence in the market. This has been a consistent theme during several recent industry conferences delving into the region’s future potential, starting with last year’s Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS).

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Resort Development

MAY 21, 2019 | Hector Medina

Room to Grow: Curacao and the Dominican Republic on the Development Radar

Apple Leisure Group (ALG) has long been a dominant player in the Caribbean. We deliver more than 2 million passengers annually through our vacation brands to the region, including the Mexican Caribbean, and operate 17 all-inclusive resorts under AMResorts across the Dominican Republic, Curacao and Jamaica, where we continue to grow.

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Resort Development

FEB 19, 2019 | Hector Medina

The Next Frontier: Accelerating Development Across Europe

It’s official, ALG has made its debut in Europe. Through a strategic alliance with GIHSA and a majority share in Alua, ALG is now a global resort management company positioned to expand the AMResorts brands.

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Leadership

NOV 20, 2018 | Hector Medina

Resorts done right: Why legacy brands aren’t bigger players

Vertically integrated leisure distribution is essential to driving profitability for resorts. Loyalty programs should deliver revenue for resort owners and benefits for members from the time of enrollment

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Sustainability

SEP 06, 2018 | Federico Moreno-Nickerson

Driving Revenue through Sustainability

ALG Development recognizes the impact that sustainability practices can have on our resorts’ bottom lines and we make them a priority.

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