Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

HSN Offers Vacation Packages To Caribbean

February 26, 2018

Evine does cruises for its customers, now HSN is arranging vacay.

Here’s the full pitch:

HSN Partners With Palace Resorts to Offer Customers a Luxury Beach Escape From Reality

HSN To Provide Customers Exclusive Vacation Packages To The Caribbean

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN has teamed up with Palace Resorts, a leader in five-star, all- inclusive resort accommodations, across Mexico and the Caribbean, to bring customers the opportunity to escape reality through unique deals on all-inclusive vacation packages.

Starting February 22, HSN customers will be able to book remarkable packages at Moon Palace Cancun, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun and Moon Palace Jamaica, while also receiving an exclusive 10% of the land value price spent in HSN spendable KA$H (credit placed in customers HSN account to be used for future purchases.) Upon final payment, customers will receive their spendable KA$H in their HSN account to use toward any future HSN purchases. The perfect opportunity for customers to plan the ultimate vacation and then use spendable KA$H to buy all of the necessities for their trip.

“Based upon our research, we know that more than three-quarters of our customers love to travel,” said Sean Bunner, Vice President of New Business Development for HSN. “We are excited to not only provide her with everything she needs to prepare for her vacation but to now offer her the ultimate vacation experience through our partnership with Palace Resorts.”

The dynamic Moon Palace Cancun resort hosts 12 restaurants, offering the finest in international cuisine, and 13 bars stocked with top-shelf spirits. Guests can enjoy pristine beaches, a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, world class Awe Spa, exotic tours, the finest in upscale nightlife options, and state-of-the-art kids and teens areas.

The newest addition to the Palace Resorts family, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, offers the highest possible luxury standards with the highest caliber service and exciting amenities and attractions that cater to families. More than 1,300 guest rooms, a luxurious well designed, contemporary lobby, nine outdoor swimming pools, an elaborate beach club, children’s waterpark, gymnasium, Awe Spa® and a six-lane bowling alley.

Moon Palace Jamaica is Palace Resorts’ first property outside of Mexico and Jamaica’s most luxurious all-inclusive resort. The family-friendly property offers guests the opportunity to experience 17-acres of ivory sand on the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios. The resort features the only FlowRider® Double wave simulator in Jamaica, lavish swimming pools, a kids water park, multiple dining destinations and signature Awe Spa®, the largest spa in Jamaica.

“Palace Resorts is excited to partner with HSN, the leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer,” said Kathy Halpern, Vice President of Global Marketing for Palace Resorts.

“HSN’s loyal following of predominantly women, combined with its customer’s need for quality experiences, is what made them the ideal partner for Palace Resorts; making perfect sense for us to combine our synergies as a brand. Moon Palace Cancun offers a luxury experience for those seeking the best in multigenerational, family & luxury travel, while offering a true value for our guests. From exquisite dining options, to the latest in spas, endless activities for kids, Moon Palace is the ultimate vacation for the HSN customer.”

HSN customers are also able to book distinct packages at Moon Palace Cancun, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun and Moon Palace Jamaica. For more information on what the packages include, please visit, keyword: Moon Palace. Packages will be available year round with special rates and perks for HSN customers.

Racism And Prejudice On QVC’s Online Forums: Jewelry Made In Italy And Mexico Is OK, But Items Made In China And Korea Prompt Nasty Rants

October 26, 2009

We read QVC’s online jewelry forum regularly, and we believe there is racism from some posters regarding jewelry made in China and Korea.

On Monday, one QVC poster immediately complained that singer Marie Osmond’s new Shine! jewelry line is manufactured in China and Korea.

This is not the first time we’ve heard this complaint made. There have been many such posts over the past months. Robert Lee Morris, for example, was criticized on the forum because his QVC jewelry is made in China and Thailand.

Now, QVC sells a lot of gold jewelry made in Italy, and does remote shows from that gorgeous country. The home shopping network makes a big deal about touting the talent of Italian gold factories.

QVC also sells a load of handmade silver jewelry from Taxco, Mexico. Again, there is lots of information offered about the specific Taxco silversmiths and their familes who are creating the jewelry.

QVC also offers artisan-crafted jewelry from Indonesia, where the vendor dresses up in costume and talks about the way the jewelry is handmade in her country.

Is it us, but doesn’t it sound like a double standard — or a touch of racism — for QVC viewers to complain about jewelry being made in China, but not about gold imported from Italy or silver coming from south of the border?

What’s the prejudice against China? We don’t see any rants about some of QVC’s gold not being manufactured in the good old USA.

We’re just saying.