Monday, March 26, 2012

The Somerset Celebrates Spring with "Sea"ster Fun!

Spring is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate the Easter holiday than with a family getaway to The Somerset on Grace Bay. This year, families can start a whole new "egg hunt" tradition with the resort’s first annual “Seaster egg dive (well, snorkel really!). During the first week in April, kids of all ages are invited to participate in painting the “Seaster eggs, which are egg-shaped rocks provided by The Somerset. Then on Easter weekend, these painted treasures will be scattered into the turquoise waters of Grace Bay and families will snorkel around to collect as many painted "eggs" as possible. The winning family will receive a family portrait to commemorate the trip!

The Somerset on Grace Bay, located on one of the top 10 best beaches in the world, is the perfect escape for families year-round with the new  Caicos Kids Club,” offered free for children ages 5 – 12. The program changes daily and includes beach games, sand castle building, tie-dye, water relays, treasure hunts, and more. On select evenings there is a kids group dinner and activity, including bonfires and movie nights, to give parents the opportunity for a romantic evening alone.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LDPR Digital Directory: March 2012 Update

LDPR Digital Directory Categories:
  Steadfast Social Site
★   Mobile Mover
  Newbie Network
★   Surprising Standouts
This month we're highlighting a few surprising standouts, including the social media dashboard tool HootSuite, and Spotify, a streaming service that's making noise since its launch a few years ago. 

HootSuite is a social media communications dashboard used for online brand management. It publishes to websites such as FacebookTwitter, Google+LinkedInFoursquareMySpace, and WordPress. It also publishes to FlickrTumblr, and YouTube via HootSuite Apps.  HootSuite is competing in a marketplace for social media dashboard tools or platforms, where marketers are focused on social media management for their clients' web engagement activities. The most well known competitors of HootSuite include TweetDeck and Seesmic.

Meetup is the world's largest online network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize.

Spotify is a music streaming service that was launched in 2008 offering selected music from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches. On desktop clients, a link allows the listeners to purchase selected material via partner retailers.

Stumbleupon was founded in 2001 and is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles. Toolbar versions exist for Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer, but StumbleUpon also works with some independent Mozilla-based browsers. 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hey Romeo -- Need a Hand?

Let’s hear it for the boys…they have romantic intentions, particularly when they put their mind to planning something extra special – a proposal, an anniversary celebration, or maybe your honey is just an everyday romantic. But sometimes they could use a little consultation, or have a helper for the execution. Two LDPR clients have recently announced just that: The Somerset on Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos has appointed a dedicated Proposal Concierge to help plan and personalize the most unforgettable way to pop the question. And Abercrombie and Kent’s Romance Travel Concierges are specialists in designing unforgettable, custom-made honeymoons and anniversary celebrations.

At The Somerset, proposal concierge Lachelle Handfield works one-on-one with each guest to create a special scenario tailored perfectly to each couple’s history and style. For example - if a couple enjoys scuba diving, Lachelle can set up a special diving trip where she will uncover a treasure chest with the diamond ring inside. Or, she can arrange for a private snorkeling excursion ending at a secluded beach, complete with champagne, strawberries and live romantic music.

When it comes to the romantic journey of a lifetime, an off-the-shelf itinerary just won’t do. A&K’s Romance Travel Concierges are specialists in designing unforgettable, custom-made honeymoons and anniversary celebrations. Take their new Road to Romance Quiz at to help define your travel personality! Then, get a room already, would ya?!


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