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March 2017
20: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Updated Renovations Schdedule
07: Announcing Smile Service ~Grand Palladium Riviera Maya, Punta Cana ~
01: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Renovations
February 2017
24: Palladium Puts Emphasis on Sustainability
23: Palladium to Spend $21 Million on Hotel Upgrades in Mexico, Caribbean
18: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Receives Blue Flag Award
15: Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres, Mexico Opening Late 2018
14: Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal Wish List 2017
January 2017
13: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Coming Soon Royal Suites (Formerly Riviera Resort)
November 2016
12: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2016
June 2016
20: Renovations Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa
02: Grand Palladium Riviera Nayarit Spa & Complex. What's New!
02: Grand Palladium Resort & Spa Jamaica Complex Renovation Updates
May 2016
31: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya, MX Renovation Schedule
March 2016
07: Palladium Hotels & Resorts
February 2016
06: Palladium Hotel Group Announces New Construction In Mexico
02: Newly renovated rooms at Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton
January 2016
31: Uncertified tour guides at Tulum ruins causing numerous complaints
31: Fee proposed to take photos inside Tulum ruins
30: Zika Virus in Mexico (November 2015)
28: Grand Palladium News ~3,000 suites in Playa Mujeres, Mexico~
27: Carnaval ready to roll in Merida, Cancun and elsewhere in Peninsula
November 2015
13: Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino ~ New Features~
13: Updates Grand Palladium Riviera Maya and Article On Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
October 2015
30: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival ~
August 2015
21: Campamento Tortuguero "Kantenah" Grand Palladium Resort, Riviera Maya, MX
July 2015
28: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya ~ Sargassum ~
21: Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa Housekeeping Department and Renovations
April 2015
29: Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino Renovations
24: Palladium Hotels & Resorts Favorite Hotel Award 2015
18: Grand Palladium Rivier May ~ Prestigious "2014 Award of Excellence ~
13: A Royal Getaway to Palladium Resorts
March 2015
28: The Grand Palladium Imbassaí Resort & Spa has been awarded with the "HolidayCheck Award 2015"!
25: Special Guest at Grand Palladium Riviera Maya ~Desiré Cordero, Miss Spain 2014~
February 2015
10: Grand Palladium Resort Jamaica Resort & Spa
January 2015
22: Earth Check Award
October 2014
17: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Earth Check Gold Certification
14: The GrandPalladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa has been awarded with the EarthCheck Gold Certification! PalladiumGreen
September 2014
08: 12TH Annual Jazz Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
07: The Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa has been awarded as "Top Hotel Partner 2014"
April 2014
25: Luis Arzapalo Loria and Miguel Armando finalists of the cusine
18: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa y Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa
March 2014
30: NEW GRAND PALLADIUM BAVARO SUITES INAUGURATION
21: 2014 Is the Year of Zumba in Playa del Carmen
09: BEHIND THE SCENES AT A 5 STAR RESORT ON THE MAYAN RIVIERA
January 2014
16: Food Allergies and Disabilty / Accessability VIDEO
November 2013
20: New Check-in Staircase for Children
20: Travelife Gold Award ~Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Complex
11: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2013
October 2013
21: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Complex Golden Appel Award
September 2013
06: Palladium Hotel Group signs an agreement to collaborate with UNICEF's Balearic Committe on the rights of children
06: Palladium Hotel Group and Hard Rock International join forces to develop a new hotel complex in Ibiza
June 2013
12: Help Bring Music To The Kids Of Hekab Be This Summer!
05: The following Palladium Hotel Group's properties have been awarded with TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2013.
May 2013
22: Palladium Hotels & Resorts is excited to announce our new partnership with the Emmy Award winning, live action series Raggs!
March 2013
03: Palladium Weddings & Zentropia on Facebook
February 2013
28: Second Annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival
January 2013
22: Palladium Hotel Group creates a new APP that turns print materials into virtual experiences
08: Congratulations! Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa Holiday check award 2013
03: ~ BMP Festival ~ Playa del Carmen January 4/13 2013
November 2012
11: New handicap access at the palladium resorts in Punta Cana, Riviera Maya and Jamaica
10: Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal Wish List
06: Holidaycheck awards “Quality Selection” certificates to 17 hotels & resorts
October 2012
29: Fiesta Hotel Group announces its rebranding to Palladium Hotel Group
05: Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Awarded TUI Environmental Champion Award 2012
05: Palladium Hotels & Resorts and The Royal Suites by Palladium Awarded Certification
September 2012
21: Dominican Fiesta will house the first private paddle club in Santo Domingo
10: Karen Bussen's Simple Stunning Weddings now available in Riviera Maya and Punta Cana
August 2012
27: Riviera Maya Golf Club Exclusive Rates
01: Zentropía Palladium Spa & Wellness
July 2012
19: Spa at Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa Complex will be managed by Palladium Hotels & Resorts
19: Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa 2012 Earthcheck Silver Certification
June 2012
04: Certificate of Excellence 2012
May 2012
30: Sneak Peek! Future renovated rooms Grand Palladium Kantenah and Royal Suites Yucatan
28: Grand Palladium staff association in Jamaica assists workers
20: Grand Palladium Bávaro Resort & Spa offers “family friendly” rooms
20: Club Mobay offers guests of the Grand Palladium Resorts a special VIP lounge at the airport.
April 2012
18: Latte art in Palladium Hotels & Resorts
March 2012
31: Renovations Update Grand Palladium Kantenah and Royal Suites Yucatán
29: Palladium Addict 7th Annual Get Together ~ Coming Events at a Glance~
29:
03: New Feature: Live Music Royal Suites Turquesa Main Pool
February 2012
24: Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal
January 2012
24: The Royal Suites by Palladium: enjoy our suculent seafood delicacies for free!
20: Playa del Carmen Tequila Festival January 26th - 29th
09: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for January 2012 Now Available!
04: Fiesta Hotel Group Dominican Republic fights against sexual exploitation of children
04: Travelife Gold Medal Awarded to Grand Palladium Riviera Maya in Mexico and Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort and Spa.
October 2011
25: Hekab Be Biblioteca 2nd Annual Race Against Cancer!
18: PALLADIUM VALLARTA RENOVATION UPDATE
17: Grand Palladium Resort & Spa Riviera Maya Received "Travelife Gold"Award!
03: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for October 2011 Available Now!
September 2011
28: Palladium Addict Suggestion Thread Updates!
14: Grand Palladium Resorts in Jamaica awarded Earthcheck Silver Certification for environmantal practices
01: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for September 2011 Available Now
August 2011
29: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2011
29: Hekab Be Biblioteca, Back to school wishlist!
05: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for August 2011 Available Now
01: Grand Palladium Smart Phone App Update!
July 2011
27: Grand Palladium Punta Cana, International Day of Protection of the Mangroves Ecosystem
21: Merengue Festival Santo Domingo July 29- 31
15: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa work in progress
05: 4th Annual Whale Shark Festival in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
June 2011
30: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for July 2011 Available Now
30: Grand Palladium Jamaica Receives Award
14: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for June 2011 Available Now
May 2011
30: Tips for 1st time visitors to the Dominican Republic
19: Palladium Magazine Spring/Summer 2011
11: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for May 2011 Available Now
11: New Family Friendly Survey
05: Brand NEW POP Vallarta Video
April 2011
30: Palladium Addict.net Continues to Grow in Leaps and Bounds!!
19: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for April 2011 Available Now
March 2011
14: Internet Available for Purchase in all rooms Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa
12: Palladium Addict Sixth Annual Get Together ~ Coming Events at a Glance~
05: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for March 2011 Available Now
01: Ongoing & Upcoming Events at Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal
February 2011
23: Special Offer 30% Books for Puerto Vallarta Until March 4th 2011
20: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for February 2011 Available Now
05: Palladium Addict Suggestion Box
January 2011
13: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for January 2011 Available Now
13: Sweet Dreams at The Royal Suites Yucatán and Nayarit Rivieras, Mexico
11: Photo Pro Photographers
November 2010
21: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for November & December 2010 Available Now
18: Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal Fundraiser
16: Palladium Travel Club Privileges
11: Congratulations Fiesta Hotel Group
05: Hoteles ecológicos en Punta Cana
October 2010
29: CRYSTAL CERTIFIED
29: Distintivo H Certification
23: WTM World Responsible Tourism Day
20: Underwater Photo Contest in the Mayan Riviera.
02: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for September and October 2010 Available Now
September 2010
23: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Hosting 2010 World Cup PADEL
22: The Grand Palladium Punta Cana Receives Awards!
22: The Palladium Olympics have arrived in Punta Cana!
21: Silver Green Globe Award and Travelife Gold Level
August 2010
24: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival in Tulum
09: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for July and August 2010 Available Now
July 2010
30: Palladium Resorts offering new dining concepts
22: Palladium Magazine Spring/Summer 2010
14: ♫♫ - Reggae Sumfest 2010 - ♫♫
04: Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Hosting 2010 World Cup PADEL
04: Punta Cana Palladium Addict Fiesta
June 2010
14: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for May and June 2010 Available Now
14: Whale Shark Festival 2010 Isla Mujeres
14: ♫♫ - Reggae Sumfest 2010 - ♫♫
09: Caribbean Weather
02: Orphanages, Charities in Jamaica
May 2010
27: PALLADIUM TRAVEL CLUB
24: The Jungle Place
20: Hekab Be Biblioteca Library Summer course 2010 Wishlist
19: Puerto Vallarta prepares for turtle hatchling
14: Cooking Classes for Curious Travellers
12: New! Segways at the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa
April 2010
12: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for April 2010 Available Now
08: Abel Matutes Prats, nominado a los premios 'Hall of Fame Young Manager and Young Entrepreneur'
06: Palladium Addict Get Together ~ Coming Events at a Glance
March 2010
31: SkyService Airlines Out of Business as of this Morning
28: Palladium Addict Bracelets
22: Earth Hour 2010
20: Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal Library Fundraiser!
19: Grand Palladiums Hotello Award
15: Punta Cana Carnival is coming to town!
12: The Palladium Addict Amazing Race "Treasure Hunt" April 29th
12: Update! The 5th Annual Palladium Addict Get Together
07: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for March 2010 Available Now
February 2010
10: Punta Cana Meet and Greet was a huge success.
02: Fiesta Palladium Addict Newsletter for February 2010 Available Now
January 2010
19: Canada - Mexico travel requirements change March 1, 2010
December 2009
07: The 5th Annual Palladium Addict Get Together
06: Palladium Addict New Site Design
05: Punta Cana Palladium Addict Fiesta
04: New Palladium Addict Wedding Forum and Palladium Weddings Website.

Whale Shark Festival 2010 Isla Mujeres

Sponsored by several environmental leaders, the Whale Shark Festival will showcase the achievements, traditions and environmental splendor of Isla Mujeres while championing the need to preserve a fragile marine ecosystem. Whale shark tours, swimming with whale sharks and other ecotourism adventures are some of the activities guests can enjoy. “The Festival will welcome thousands of visitors to Isla Mujeres, to take part in a myriad of family-friendly activities and enjoy the beauty and culture of this vibrant seaside town,” said Eyder Jahil Hoth Pérez, director of tourism for Isla Mujeres.

The Festival will feature an Artisans Exposition at Mainsquare, which will include displays of traditional dancing happening daily. Several local women’s artisan groups will display their works. There will also be an array of games for the whole family, a food court showcasing local flavors and traditional dishes from Isla Mujeres restaurants, and stands from Festival sponsors.

Francisco Remolina of the Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas (National commission of Protected Natural Areas) and director of the Yum Balam preservation reserve, will headline the Academic Seminars. Dr. Remolina was key in forging new legislation to have the marine area north of Contoy all the way to Holbox Island declared a biosphere for the protection of whale sharks.

Exclusive Tours, Family-Friendly Activities
Guests can participate in a wide variety of exclusive family-friendly activities:

  • Tours of the Turtle Farm on Isla Mujeres
  • Private excursions to Boca Iglesia, the first church built in North America (in 1517)
  • Snorkeling, diving adventures to the reefs and wrecks surrounding Isla Mujeres
  • Trips to Contoy Island to tour the National Park, the most important nesting place of sea birds in all of the Mexican Caribbean, and the Bird Sanctuary
  • Swimming with whale sharks, the world’s largest fish
  • Sport fishing charters, in-shore and offshore

Swimming with Whale Sharks
Guests can swim with whale sharks, an endangered species and the largest fish in the ocean. They can also join an effort by Project Domino, a conservation program implemented by the Mexican government, to protect and preserve whale sharks by adding their underwater photos to Project Domino’s visual database of the unique markings, or spots, that can identify individual whale sharks. These markings allow scientists to track these graceful creatures. Images from the Project Domino regional database are shared with a global database from nonprofit ECOCEAN.


Photos courtesy of Doris

“Swimming with whale sharks is an unforgettable experience,” said John Vater, who co-founded Ceviche Tours with his wife, Adriana, and longtime friend and Isla Mujeres native Luis “Cuco” Refugio and his family. “The Whale Shark Festival will be a tremendous opportunity for travelers to participate in ecotourism adventures and to immerse themselves in the culture of Isla Mujeres.”

Academic Seminars and Film Showcase
From July 16-18, preeminent scholars on marine biology, sustainable ecotourism and Mayan Architecture will present sessions on their work. They will also showcase films about the area and preservation activities.

Filmmaker Jerónimo Avilés, known for his underwater work, will unveil his latest film on Mexican shark researcher Deni Ramirez and his activities in Baja. The film also features research efforts by the Domino Project.

Also, archaeologist Alfonso Morales from Grupo Plan, will present a conference on the Mayan Culture and Commerce in the Mexican Caribbean.

Additional confirmed speakers include:

o MC Natalí Cárdenas, Cinvestav-Pronatura, Yucatán, Mexico. “Hábitat del TB, aspectos hidrobiológicos”
o Lisa Carne from Gladden Spit marine Reserve, Belize, Foto Id on Belicean WS.
Biol. Rafael de la Parra, APFF, Yum Balam-Proyecto Dominó, Q. Roo, Mexico. “El Proyecto Dominó, 2003-2008”
o Araceli Espadas from Grupo Plan, discussing the Community Projects from the Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya A.C.
o Dr. Jaime González, Director, Parque Nacional Isla Contoy. “Whale Shark Population Estimates”
o Dr. Rachel Graham, Friends of Nature, Belize. “Acoustic tracking array, Marine Meganet”
o Drs. Robert Hueter and John Tyminski Mote Marine Lab, Florida USA. “Satellite Tracking, vertical and horizontal movements.”
o MC Dení Ramírez CibNor-Cicimar, BCS, Mexico. “Whale Shark Genetic Comparison between Baja and Holbox”
o MVZ Francisco Remolina, Director, APFF, Yum Balam, Q. Roo, Mexico. “CARTEL Reserva de la Biósfera del Tiburón Ballena”
o MC Oscar Reyes, Cinvestav-Pronatura, Yucatán, Mexico. “El Turismo y el comportamiento del TB”

These sessions will be held in the evening.

More information: http://www.whalesharkfest.com/
Booking Info Contact Tim

Posted by bfischl


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