Get to Paradise at a Great Price this Summer with Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts

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"1040 Family Travel" Package Offers Up to 40 Percent Savings; Five-Night Caribbean & Mexico Family Vacations Starting at $725 with Breakfast and Perks, Land Only

Once again, Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts comes to the rescue during tax season by providing parents more for their money in paradise. Calling on families to invest their tax refunds in summer travel, the Caribbean and Mexico resort group is offering a "1040 Family Travel" package boasting savings of up to 40 percent with added value perks at a choice of nine properties. This is sweet relief for families expecting just another summer of fun in the sun.

"The family vacation is considered to be one of life's necessities and what better way to spend a tax refund than on traveling with the family," said Michelle Bozoki, Director of Marketing Communications for Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts. "A little value can go a long way and the exceptional savings available with the 1040 Family Travel Packages will deliver a summer vacation far beyond standard 'fun in the sun' expectations," added Bozoki.

According to research from the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend 40% of what they receive in tax rebates on goods and services, rather than paying down debt. The federal government will send consumers more than $100 billion in tax rebates this spring, promising most married couples (mom and dad) an additional $1,200 rebate as part of President Bush's "Stimulus Package."

With the "1040 Family Travel" package rates for a five-night stay start at $725 and offer a savings of up to 40 percent. Resorts require a minimum stay of five, four or three-nights. What's more, at all properties, families will also enjoy complementary daily breakfast for two adults and children 12 and under. This offer is not only an added bonus for parents, but kids too will receive extra amenities including an in-room family pizza party complete with movie and a nightly turndown service of milk and cookies.*

Each tropical destination provides the cultural elements and signature activities that are sure to make the family vacation memorable. Whether it's swimming with dolphins in Cancun, climbing a volcano on St. Kitts, swinging through the treetops in Puerto Vallarta or partaking of a submarine tour on St. Thomas, guests will find no shortage of great activities for the entire family.

The "1040 Family Travel" Package is available at nine Caribbean and Mexico beachfront resorts in seven family-friendly tropical destinations, including:

  •     JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
  •     CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
  •     Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
  •     Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
  •     Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas
  •     CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
  •     Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
  •     St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
  •     Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

For more information about the "1040 Family Travel" package or great touring options for families at each resort, please visit http://www.ParadiseByMarriott.com/TaxRefund or call 1-888-PARADISE (1-888-727-2347) and ask for promotion code C8L.

Terms & Conditions:
Promotion is valid for travel June 1 through August 31, 2008 (family travel season) with a booking window of March 1 through May 31, 2008 (tax refund season). Rates are per room, per night, based on double occupancy. A limited number of rooms is available for this promotion. Rates vary by season and by resort. Packages require a minimum 3, 4 or 5 night stay. Children 12 and under are free with paying adult. Room service is valid for one night only. In-room movie is not included in the package at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino. Blackout dates and offer restrictions may apply.

Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts is a group of ten resorts in seven of the top tropical destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico, including Aruba, Curaçao, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, the Cayman Islands, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. Paradise becomes a playground for both leisure and business guests through a diverse selection of three distinct brands: JW Marriott, Renaissance and Marriott Hotels & Resorts. United by renowned quality and service, each resort offers a unique perspective of paradise infused with local cultural flare, a richness of tradition, signature amenities and premium offerings. ParadisebyMarriott.com serves as a central platform where the portfolio's marketing organization has deployed tools and technology to empower the travel industry (eWAVE - Worldwide Access Through Virtual Empowerment) while also offering customers an online resource where interactive and user-friendly tools deliver a virtual preview of paradise.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,900 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2006 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE®. The company is also a 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Partner. In fiscal year 2006, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $12.2 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com.

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