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Doylestown, PA (PRWeb) September 30, 2010 -, the largest U.S. dedicated online provider of beach vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico, will mark 10 years this year, and to celebrate a decade of success, the company is announcing a 10-day birthday bash sale featuring $10 per person all-inclusive packages, the lowest all-inclusive rate in the history of the company.

Beginning on Thursday, September 30 and ending 10 days later at midnight ET on Sunday 10/10/10, will offer all-inclusive beach vacation packages to the Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort and Spa in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, with VIP amenities including private beach and top shelf liquor, for only $10 per person (air not included). In addition, customers who book packages during the 10-day sale will receive special birthday party gifts, including free margarita machines with all Mexico vacation packages, free catamaran cruises with all Jamaica vacation packages, and $50 American Express gift cards with all other vacation packages. For details visit

"We know something about throwing a party at, and to thank our hundreds of thousands of loyal customers, we are having a 10-year birthday bash with our best savings ever!" said founder 'Caribbean Jim' Hobbs. "We have unbelievable discounts such as $10 per person all inclusive, a rate we've never offered at, but because it's our birthday we decided to really celebrate! There is truly something special for everyone, but you have to hurry! These special offers are available for only 10 days ending at midnight ET on 10/10/10."

The Numbers Tell the Story

After visiting the Caribbean and falling in love with island life, founder "Caribbean Jim" Hobbs launched in 2000 with a simple goal of helping customers find affordable travel to the islands. He purchased the URL for $9.99 and booked reservations with only a laptop and a mobile phone. Today the numbers tell the story of the company's growth:

  • More than 1 million customers sent to 60 Caribbean and Mexico beach destinations
  • 1.5 million registered email subscribers
  • 18 million annual unique visits
  • 100 dedicated reservations agents based at Doylestown headquarters
  • An extensive network of leading hotel chains, airlines and tour operators

Celebrating Customer Service, Commitment, and Community values customer service as a top priority, and its agents are known for going above and beyond to help customers find the right beach vacation package to meet their needs and their budget. With every vacation package, the company provides a unique SPF100 Sunshine Protection Plan that provides the customer with a $100 coupon off their next vacation if it rains on their trip.

"We are proud of the integrity of our sales staff and customer service representatives who take pride in providing exceptional, personalized service, and treating each individual customer as a member of our extended family," said Josh Paine, CEO of is more than just great vacation deals and parties on the beach. Through its Cares community outreach program, the company gives back to those in need in the greater Philadelphia area and in the beach destinations it serves, through in-kind donations, customer matching programs, and employee volunteerism.

In the company's mission statement, "Let everyone experience the beach 'The Way'", employees pledge their commitment to:

  • Be the experts in Caribbean and Mexico beach travel
  • Passionately pursue excellence and uncompromising quality with a smile
  • Perform with the highest integrity at all times
  • Nurture a family environment within our team, business partners and customers
  • Relentlessly pursue the dreams of our family
  • Give thanks by supporting our local community and the destinations we serve

Looking ahead

As enters its second decade, it is introducing new and exciting features that will further enhance the customer's experience while providing the company with valuable customer insight. Earlier this week the company announced the launch of Bazaarvoice Ratings and Reviews™, a platform for customers to share their knowledge and experiences with like-minded travelers. In the coming months, plans to launch additional Bazaarvoice platforms including Ask and Answer™ and Stories™.

Paine added: "As we look forward to the next decade, we will continue to operate with the same level of passion, integrity and commitment that we have demonstrated in the past 10 years, with a goal of helping many more customers experience their dream beach vacations 'The Way'."

About is the leading online resource for travelers interested in vacation deals to the Caribbean and Mexico. Its mission is to be the premier e-commerce beach company by inspiring and fulfilling the dreams of its stakeholders. The website provides in-depth content on hotel properties and destinations, including authenticated user reviews, exclusive insider tips, as well as beautiful destination photos. The online travel site has grown dramatically since its inception 13 years ago. The site attracts more than 50 million unique visitors a year, resulting in over 1.5 million customers serviced.

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