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Panama’s Minister of Tourism Meets with Apple Leisure Group and AMResorts Executives

PHILADELPHIA (April 14, 2016) — AMResorts®, Top-level executives from Apple Leisure Group® and its subsidiary, AMResorts®, met with Panama’s Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Him, at Secrets® Playa Bonita Panama on March 30, 2016. The topics discussed included the promising opportunities within Panama’s tourism sector and various methods of increasing the number of visitors each year.

Additionally, the meeting addressed the main challenges facing the country’s hotel industry, as the group reviewed strategies and best practices implemented in Mexico and the Caribbean that have been successful in increasing vacation travel from the U.S.

In attendance at the meeting were Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group; Gonzalo del Peón, President of AMResorts; Herman Bern, President of Empresas Bern; Herman Bern Jr., Promotions Director at Bern Hotels & Resorts; Glen Champion, Vice President of Bern Hotels & Resorts; Miguel Novo, Vice President of Finance at Bern Hotels & Resorts; Mr. Alberto Motta, President of the International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores; Gino Autiero, Regional Vice President for Latin America/English Caribbean at AMResorts; Matthias Hohner, Regional Commercial Director Latin America/English Caribbean at AMResorts; and Valter Espinoza, General Manager at Secrets Playa Bonita Panama.

Other topics discussed throughout the meeting included the possibilities of creating new market niches to attract meetings and conventions to the country, improving hotel occupancy, and offering professional, high-quality service for the increasingly discerning international tourist.

To learn more about AMResorts, visit amresorts.com, and to learn about Apple Leisure Group’s vertically integrated family of companies and the tremendous advantages offered to hotel owners and developers, visit appleleisuregroup.com.

About AMResorts

AMResorts is the fast-growing provider of sales, marketing and brand management services to six individually unique resort brands. The Philadelphia-based company is continuously raising the all-inclusive concept to a new level of luxury with its signature Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun® programs. Located throughout Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, St. Thomas, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, AMResorts’ nearly 40 award-winning properties treat every guest to premium accommodations, desirable locations and extraordinary inclusions. The brands in the collection include: boutique Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts (www.zoetryresorts.com; 1-888-4-ZOËTRY); adults-only Secrets® Resorts & Spas (www.secretsresorts.com; 1-866-GO SECRETS); high-energy Breathless® Resorts & Spas (www.breathlessresorts.com; 1-855-65-BREATHE); family-friendly Dreams® Resorts & Spas (www.dreamsresorts.com; 1-866-2-DREAMS); vibrant Now® Resorts & Spas (www.nowresorts.com; 1-877-NOW-9953) and fun-filled Sunscape® Resorts & Spas (www.sunscaperesorts.com; 1-866-SUNSCAPE). Images, logos and informational material about the AMResorts Collection of brands and properties are available at www.amresorts.com/mediasite.

About Apple Leisure Group

Philadelphia-based Apple Leisure Group® is a leading hospitality company holding a unique niche in the U.S. travel industry. Its vertically integrated business model and robust infrastructure leverages the expertise of six innovative subsidiaries to deliver exceptional value to savvy travelers and strong resort performance to owners. ALG’s award-winning subsidiaries include: Apple Vacations®, the world’s largest tour operator to Mexico and the Dominican Republic; Travel Impressions®, a prominent U.S. wholesaler possessing an extensive global portfolio; CheapCaribbean.com®, a popular online travel agency specializing in luxury vacation packages and resort accommodations in Mexico and the Caribbean; AMResorts®, provider of marketing and brand management services to six luxury resort brands; Amstar DMC®, a destination management company offering premium airport transfers, tours and excursions; and Unlimited Vacation Club®, AMResorts’ popular guest loyalty program for discerning travelers