Preferred Partners of Autism Travel Specialists.com

We are proud of the successful relationships we’ve developed with many of the largest, most recognizable names in travel. These include hotels, resorts, cruise lines, destination management companies, attractions, museums, tour operators and more.  Most important, each of our partners are accredited as Certified Autism Centers or Certified Autism Destination.

Below is a list of partners in the destinations we serve. We work only with these fine companies because they offer only the best products and the very best in customer services designed for individuals and families impacted by Autism.

HOTELS, RESORTS & SPAS

The Leading Hotels of the World – The Leading Hotels of the World understands the finer points of hospitality and luxury. Indulge yourself in a lifestyle of luxury at one of our 5 star hotels and the unparalleled comfort they offer. The Leading Hotels of the World’s featured hotels cater to the discriminating few, where first class service is a norm rather than an exception. Leading Hotels of the World features small luxury hotels, resort hotels as well as world-renowned stately hotels offering all the possibilities for family getaways, romantic escapades and business meetings. Whether you need accommodation for business or pleasure, Leading Hotels of the World will have the perfect solution for you. Online hotel reservations have never been easier.

Sandals Resorts – Sandals offers a collection of Caribbean beachfront all-inclusive resorts created exclusively for couples. Miles of powdery white-sand stretches with crystal clear waters and romantic crimson sunsets. Each of Sandals’ world-class resorts has its own unique personality. All share a special aura of romance that combines the magnificent beauty of nature with intimate settings that inspire passion.

Beaches Resorts – Beaches is for singles, couples, families, friends and especially you. Beaches continues in the Sandals tradition of providing the most comprehensive vacation experience ever, where you’re free to enjoy the best of everything.

Palladium Resorts The Palladium and Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts are managed by the Fiesta Hotel Group. Located in Jamaica, Punta Cana, Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Maya, these all-inclusive resorts are set on privileged, beachfront properties and built in harmony with their natural, beautiful surroundings.

Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa is the latest destination to become a Certified Autism Center (CAC) to help ensure guests and families with children who have autism have the best possible experience. Parents with children on the autism spectrum often find vacationing to be a challenge due to sensory needs, dietary restrictions and safety concerns.

The resort, located in the Dominican Republic but attracting visitors from all over the world, implemented a training and certification program provided by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). For almost 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in autism training for licensed healthcare professionals and educators around the globe. IBCCES recognized that many families with children with special needs have limited travel options and created programs specifically for the hospitality and travel industry. Palladium Resorts will increase the number of CAC resorts in the very near future.

Karisma Hotels – Karisma Hotels is a collection of unique beach resorts in stunning vacation destinations. Karisma Hotels are located along the Riviera Maya in Mexico -from Playa del Carmen to Tulum, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Karisma Hotel brands include Azul Beach Resorts, Nickelodeon Resorts, Generations Resorts and El Dorado Spa Resorts. We consider Karisma Hotels & Resorts to be among the finest collection of all-inclusive resorts for families, singles and couples. Karisma hotels ~ All-inclusive resorts worth celebrating over!!

Luxury Retreats Luxury Retreats is a full service villa rental company dedicated to creating authentic travel experiences. Our complimentary guest support includes a team of villa specialists dedicated to finding our guests the perfect home to stay in, and a 24/7 personal concierge service to assist with details big and small.

VACATION PACKAGE PROVIDERS

Classic Vacations – Classic Vacations provides perfectly tailored vacation experiences for discerning travelers. For nearly 30 years, all types of travelers – individuals, couples, families and groups – have trusted us to plan memorable and enriching vacations to the world’s great destinations. Classic Vacations provide luxury vacations to the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe and Tahiti. Classic’s services include a full line of vacation components – hotels, car rentals, flight options, in-destination activities and private transfers.

GOGO Worldwide Vacations – One of our two favorite companies, GOGO Worldwide Vacations is the leader in wholesale leisure travel. GOGO’s value and amenity-packed vacation packages — which include accommodations, air, ground transfers, and tour add-on options — make them the industry leader and a top producer to more than 200 of the most popular leisure destinations worldwide.

Travel Impressions – One of our favorite companies – Whether you’re going to the beach, the mountains or a cosmopolitan city, there’s nothing that equals the thrill of anticipating your next vacation. Selecting a Travel Impressions package ensures you’ll be taken care of every step of the way – from the planning stages through your return. For over 30 years Travel Impressions has been leading the travel industry with high quality travel services, satisfying millions of discerning travelers.

TOUR OPERATORS

Abercrombie & Kent – Since 1962, Abercrombie & Kent has been at the cutting edge of travel innovation. Today we continue to lead the field by providing our clients with the finest tailor-made private journeys and escorted small groups. Supported by our international network of travel experts, your next holiday can be an unforgettably imaginative and very personal journey of discovery. Click Here to experience A&K.

Collette Vacations – With over 100 years in the escorted travel industry, Collette Vacations has a reputation for quality and old fashioned customer service. We offer tours to all 7 continents, each lead by an expert guide who shows you around like a local. Our tours feature many included meals, choice accommodations, and activities that capture the spirit of your destination.

Monograms There’s a whole different approach to discovering the world. It’s called Monograms by Globus. Monograms features independent travel with extended stays in major cities and destinations. With Monograms, your time is your own. You’re free to do what you want, when you want.

SIGHTSEEING TOURS & ATTRACTIONS:

Island Routes – Get an insider’s ticket to the Caribbean with Island Routes Caribbean group. Founded by a group of Energetic Caribbean People, we have one mission: to showcase the culture, beauty and natural resources that define each unique island destination. For us, the Caribbean is not just a destination; it’s a way of life. So jump to it and enjoy the incredible sights and sounds offered on our tropical island tours.

VIATOR Viator has created the world’s most comprehensive resource for travelers to plan “the things you do when you get there.” With a market-leading selection of more than 4,500+ destination activities that spans 450+ cities in more than 75 countries, Viator is the traveler’s one-stop-shop for researching, planning, and booking destination activities that meet a variety of tastes and preferences. Viator offers something for everyone, from the traditional excursion to the extreme adventure… and everything in between. Click here to experience Viator.

CRUISE LINES

Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival is “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” with 24 ships operating 3 to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. More…..

Celebrity Cruises  – Celebrity is designed for discerning cruisers, with modern, sophisticated environments, impeccable service, enriching and inspiring onboard programs, and world-class cuisine. The ultimate in premium cruising, Celebrity sails in Alaska, Bermuda, Caribbean, California, Canada/New England, Europe, the Pacific, Panama Canal and South America.

Crystal Cruises – Consistently ranks among the top luxury properties in the world. The line, in just 20 years, has won an unprecedented number of top awards. Grounded in more than a decade of accolades, Crystal has been voted World’s Best by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history.

Disney Cruise Line – The fun, family-oriented cruise vacations of Disney Cruise Line® let kids play while parents relax. Though geared towards families, the ships offer a number of elegant and adult dedicated restaurants and public areas.

Holland America line –  Holland America Line delivers a classic cruising experience for its customers. Onboard, ships feature refined decor and upscale amenities that attract tradition-minded passengers, while a range of new offerings and fleet-wide enhancements have broadened Holland America’s appeal.

Norwegian Cruise Lines – When you sail with Norwegian Cruise Line, you are cruising on the most innovative and accommodating fleet on the high seas. Our award-winning fleet was built for Freestyle, designed to give you freedom and flexibility. Choose your ship, choose your destination and step on board for the perfect vacation.

Royal Caribbean With a fleet that includes ten of the largest ships in the world, Royal Caribbean is the perfect option for those seeking an active vacation. But for all their size, Royal offers innovative deck plans and expansive public spaces that promote an open and inviting experience.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Allianz – Allianz Global Assistance is a world leader in the travel insurance and assistance industry because we really do help people—anytime, anywhere.  As a principal provider of travel insurance, corporate assistance, and concierge services, we can help our customers find solutions to any travel-related problem. Our partners number in the thousands and include travel agencies, airlines, resorts, websites, event ticket brokers, corporations, universities and credit card companies.

Travel Insured – Travel Insured is a leading travel insurance provider offering domestic and international trip protection products and services.   For more than 20 years, we at Travel Insured have served our valued partners and customers with high quality coverage helping each traveler remain protected and confident.

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to offer individuals and families impacted by Autism quality service, value, and the greatest collection of resorts and vacation packages available. We take great pride in delivering the highest quality service to our customers, and assure them that the utmost care and attention will be given. We strive to create a relationship that earns us a lifelong friend.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Because great travel experiences often have a profound and enriching effect on our lives, planning and purchasing them is far too important to be left to chance. By offering expert travel planning and buying resources through a single, easy to use web site, we give you complete travel solutions — to go where, when, with whom, and in the style you want. We invite you to plan your travel with us by starting here at our vacation site. You will find all the information you’ll need to carefully plan and book your trip.