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Association of Bridal Consultants Education Department

ABC FAMinar: Live Your Dreams, Say I Do in Puerto Rico

Association of Bridal Consultants

Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

ABC FAMinar: Live Your Dreams, Say I Do in Puerto Rico

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ABC Member Early Registration through May 31st, double occupancy room - $195
Prepaid registration includes ABC seminar and all site inspections, 3 nights double occupancy accommodations July 17-19, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and airport shuttle to/from hotel, and optional rainforest tour on Weds, July 20.
Sold Out Ended $195.00 $5.87
ABC Member Regular Registration June 1st - June 30th, double occupancy - $229
Registration includes ABC seminar and all site inspections, 3 nights double occupancy accommodations July 17-19, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and airport shuttle to/from hotel, and optional rainforest tour on Weds, July 20.
1 Ticket Ended $229.00 $0.00
ABC Member Late Registration, double occupancy - Space Available or Waitlist after June 30th - $249
Registration includes ABC seminar and all site inspections, 3 nights double occupancy accommodations July 17-19, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and airport shuttle to/from hotel, and optional rainforest tour on Weds, July 20.
1 Ticket Ended $249.00 $0.00
Local attendee (member or prospective member) WITHOUT ACCOMMODATIONS
Registration includes ABC seminar and all site inspections, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and optional rainforest tour on Weds, July 20. Local rate does not include hotel accommodations or airport transfers.
Sold Out Ended $135.00 $0.00
Single occupancy or additional hotel nights or prepaid $165/night taxes included.
For single accomodations for July 17-19, purchase 3 tickets. For additional nights, 3 days prior or after, please purchase 1 "ticket" for each additional night desired single or double. If you are arriving before 7/17 and/or departing after 7/20, you need to arrange for your own airport transfers at your expense.
3 Tickets Ended $165.00 $0.00
Optional Rainforest Tour (Weds, 7/20)
Explore 28,000 acre rainforest. It’s the largest tract of forest land in the Puerto Rico and the only rainforest in the U.S. national Forest System. El Yunque is home to cool temperatures and a vast array of tropical fauna and flora. Rainforest tour at no cost to ABC but must pre-register by noon, July 15. Hiking along trails. Expected return approximately 1:00 p.m. Schedule departing flights after 4:00 p.m.
3 Tickets Ended $0.00 $0.00

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Event Details

 Association of Bridal ConsultantsPuerto Rico Convention Bureau

Association of Bridal Consultants

in partnership with the
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau presents


Live Your Dreams, Say I Do
in Puerto Rico

                             July 17-20, 2011

Palomino Island

AGENDA*

Sunday, July 17 2011

All day

Scattered arrivals to Gran Meliá Puerto Rico Resort

You will be met at baggage claim for transfer to the Gran Melia

Gran Meliá offers lush, vibrant tropical gardens, with Puerto Rican flavor and Spanish flair, modern accommodations and exclusive attention to detailed service.  The Gran Melia is a beachfront resort - the Google map here doesn't depict it's actual location.

6:00 p.m.

Welcome Cocktail Reception where you can enjoy local music and cuisine

Monday, July 18 2011
8:00 a.m.

Breakfast sponsored by Puerto Rico Convention Bureau

9:00 a.m.

Site inspection of Gran Meliá Puerto Rico Resort

9:30- 4:00 p.m.

ABC Expanding Horizons Seminar: Rehearsal to Reception Rx

12:00- 2:00 p.m.

Lunch at Trump International Golf Course

Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico is the premier venue for any special occasion. From intimate affairs to to gala receptions of up to 200 in their Rainforest Ballroom.

6:00 p.m.

Transfer to Sheraton Old San Juan for dinner and site inspection

The Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino is a delightfully captivating upscale hotel in the heart of picturesque Old San Juan, a city as rich in history as it is in culture. A completely uniue location highlights spectacular views of the bay and puts you mere cobblestones away from 16th centurey Spanish fortresses, fascinating museums, art galleries, restaurants and world-class shopping. 

9:30 p.m.

Transfer to Gran Meliá Puerto Rico Resort

Tuesday, July 19 2011
8:00 a.m.

Transfer to Hacienda Siesta Alegre


Hacienda Siesta Alegre is the perfect place for Country Garden Weddings in Puerto Rico. Far removed from the chaotic sounds of civilization, this luxurious manor is a lovely and intimate site for weddings.

 

8:30- 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Hacienda Siesta Alegre

10:00 a.m.

Transfer to El Conquistador

10:30 a.m.

Arrival at El Conquistador for Site inspection and Lunch

Memorable occasions deserve incredible settings. Enjoy peace and tranquility in breathtaking surroundings on a wedding day at El Conquistador Resort. This luxurious Puerto Rico wedding destination - sprawled across a 300-foot overlook where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy the white-sand beach at sunset, or conduct a private ceremony in one of their more intimate rooms.

12:30 p.m.

Transfer by boat to Palomino Island
Free time of about 2 hours - bring bathing suit and change of clothes - Conquistador will provide changing rooms

3:30 p.m.

Transfer to Gran Melia

6:00 p.m.

Transfer to El San Juan Hotel for dinner and site inspection where the group will enjoy the traditional Island flare with folkloric music and dance.

The vibrant pulse of Puerto Rico beats long into the night at the elite El San Juan Hotel & Casino. Located in the fashionable Isla Verde district, this charming San Juan Puerto Rico hotel is nestled along the most beautiful beach on the island and surrounded by 15 lush acres of landscaped grounds - perfectly blending tropical splendor with old-world sophistication.

Wednesday, July 20 2011

Breakfast on your own

Optional Tour to Rainforest

Explore 28,000 acre rainforest. It’s the largest tract of forest land in the Puerto Rico and the only rainforest in the U.S. national Forest System. El Yunque is home to cool temperatures and a vast array of tropical fauna and flora.

Rainforest tour at no cost to ABC but must pre-register by July 15.  Hiking along trails. Expected return approximately 1:00 p.m. (Schedule departing flights after 4:00 p.m.)

Transfers to airport for departure.

* Schedule is subject to changes until final confirmations.

 Destination Puerto Rico Collage

 

The Fine Print:

    • This destination opportunity is for active ABC members only. Memberships due for renewal on/before August 1, 2011 must be renewed prior to travel.
    • All attendees are responsible for scheduling and payment of travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico to arrive on Sunday, July 17th in time to participate in welcome activities at 6:00 pm local time.
    • ABC members must attend all scheduled events in order to receive  educational credit.
    • Non-attendance at any scheduled event can result in billing/charges at prevailing market rates.
    • Attire for this event is business casual unless otherwise stated (Sundress with sweater, capris or dress shorts, comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and/or hat, and sunscreen.)
    • Departures should be scheduled for Wednesday, July 20th unless additional nights are reserved and pre-paid for.   
    • All registrants will provide confirmed travel itinerary to Carmen Mesa, ABC, cceventdesigns@aol.com by July 10th to coordinate arrival and departure transport. Complimentary airport transports will be provided for arrivals on Sunday, July 17 and departures on Wednesday, July 20. If you are traveling to/from Puerto Rico on any other days you need to arrange for your own transportation at your expense.  

  • Proper government issued travel identification is required; a valid US passport is suggested.

 

  • Please arrive at least 2 hours prior to flight for check-in, security and potential delays for layovers/connecting flights/transfers.

Payment and Cancellations:
Cancellations before July 1st will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations/no-shows less than 15 days before the seminar cannot be refunded as we have ordered materials and given a guaranteed attendance. 

Attendees paying by check: check must be postmarked by early registration cutoff to be received and processed prior to travel.  Checks should be made to: Association of Bridal Consultants - Education Department, 660 Neile Ct., Oviedo, FL 32765.  All registrations must be fully pre-paid by July 10th.

 

Live Your Dreams, 
        Say I Do
               in Puerto Rico
with

 

Puerto Rico Convention BureauAssociation of Bridal Consultants

 

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When & Where



Gran Meliá Puerto Rico Golf Resort
200 Coco Beach Blvd. Highway 955-I
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745
Puerto Rico

Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Association of Bridal Consultants

The Association of Bridal Consultants has been the professional organization for the wedding industry since 1981 and has over 4,500 members in 26 countries on six continents. The Association of Bridal Consultants is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. For additional information, visit www.BridalAssn.com or phone 860-355-7000.

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