Lauderdale Calling All Canadian Sunbirds

Greater Fort Lauderdale is making summer an equally attractive time for Canadians to visit with dpecial offers and VIP hotel packages at some of the destination’s top-tier properties.

The Vacation Like a VIP promotion and destination-wide 2-for-1 Summer Savings program runs through Sept. 30 with hotel stays starting at US$159.

“With our summer value programs, our Canadian visitors can discover a new opportunity to visit and indulge in the ultimate VIP experience with our Resort Collection hotels at reduced rates and visiting 40 attractions at half price for two people,” says Stacy Ritter, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The 2 for 1 promotion features more than 40 BOGO (buy one, get one) offers to play on land, sand and sea, including options for boating/cruising, diving/snorkelling, museums, nature, restaurants, shopping, watersports, and spa and fitness.

Program highlights include: airboat rides through the Everglades with Billie Swamp Safari, Sawgrass Recreation Park, and Everglades Holiday Park, surfing on the FlowRider at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, as well as scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing, Water Taxi tours and kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, surfing, boogie boarding and fishing trips. Attractions include: Butterfly World with more than 20,000 live butterflies, area museums and historic sites including the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Museum of Discovery and Science, History Fort Lauderdale, Young At Art Museum, NSU Art Museum, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and the Historic Stranahan House.

The Vacation Like a VIP package is offered exclusively at the destination’s Resort Collection properties. Participating hotels include Bonaventure Resort & Spa, Costa Hollywood Beach Resort, The Diplomat Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, W Fort Lauderdale and Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

The Vacation Like a VIP package includes: hotel rates starting from US$159 per night, based on a minimum two-night stay, depending on property and availability; room upgrade (based on availability); US$100 resort credit applied to food and beverage, spa, pool/beach cabana, water activities, kid’s programs; complimentary resort valet parking; complimentary on-the-go, sleek power bank, courtesy of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau; Summer Savings cards with 2-for-1 offers; complimentary access to The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Luxury Lounge with amenities including welcome refreshments, luxury concierge, complimentary valet parking and much more.