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Michigan Funeral Directors Association (MFDA) Midwinter Conference

Join the Michigan Funeral Directors Association (MFDA) in Panama for the 2018 Midwinter Conference. The conference will take place at the Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama from February 3 – 10, 2018.

THE RESORT: DREAMS DELIGHT PLAYA BONITA PANAMA

In the unique destination of Panama, guests can experience beaches, rainforest, mountains and city—all from Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama. Located on Playa Bonita, the closest beach to Panama City and literally meaning “beautiful beach,” Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama is only 40 minutes from the international airport, 30 minutes from the Panama Canal and 20 minutes from the city center. The resort is surrounded by Punta Bruja Nature Reserve along 2 km of golden sand beach on the Pacific Coast of Panama. The resort faces the ocean and offers stunning sunrise views. At night, guests can see the sparkling lights of ships along the water waiting to enter the Panama Canal in the distance.

11 seaside towers offer 307 luxurious guest rooms and suites all offering spectacular oceanfront views from a private balcony. Jungle walkways wind between an ocean view infinity pool, an adults-only pool, the Dreams Spa by Pevonia®, the Explorer’s Club for Kids and all the resort’s gracious amenities. Golf lovers can enjoy an on-site driving range and putting green, as well as nearby golf courses.

Reservations are never required at gourmet à la carte restaurants – most with ocean views. All your drinks at four bars and lounges are also included in Defined Delights™ experience—where all your vacation essentials are included. Intimate, private dining experiences in romantic locations including the beach or our wine cellar are available at additional cost.

Nearby, guests can visit the Panama Canal, Panama City’s colonial district, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the largest mall in the Americas. Ecologically diverse with its rainforests, mountains, cloud forests and beautiful coastlines, Panama is a well preserved paradise for eco-tourism. Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama is the perfect place for adventure, special romantic getaways and memorable family vacations.

FLIGHT OPTIONS & PRICES:

Classic Travel has three group flight options available from Detroit and Grand Rapids. Please note that there are a limited number of seats available on the group flights at the below prices.

Group Flight Option 1:

Delta | February 2-10, 2018 | $775 per person (first 33 people to book)

Friday, February 2 Depart Detroit 12:15 pm Arrive Atlanta 2:16 pm
Depart Atlanta 5:55 pm Arrive Panama City 10:00 pm
Saturday, February 10 Depart Panama City 9:15 am Arrive Atlanta 1:20 pm
Depart Atlanta 4:50 pm Arrive Detroit 6:49 pm

Group Flight Option 2:

Delta | February 3-10, 2018 | $775 per person (first 43 people to book)

Saturday, February 3 Depart Detroit 12:15 pm Arrive Atlanta 2:16 pm
Depart Atlanta 5:55 pm Arrive Panama City 10:00 pm
Saturday, February 10 Depart Panama City 9:15 am Arrive Atlanta 1:20 pm
Depart Atlanta 4:50 pm Arrive Detroit 6:49 pm

Group Flight Option 3:

Delta | February 3-11, 2018 | $775 per person (first 28 people to book)

Saturday, February 3 Depart Grand Rapids 1:45 pm Arrive Atlanta 3:45 pm
Depart Atlanta 5:55 pm Arrive Panama City 10:00 pm
Sunday, February 11 Depart Panama City 9:15 am Arrive Atlanta 1:20 pm
Depart Atlanta 3:25 pm Arrive Grand Rapids 5:25 pm

Additional baggage fees may apply. On your registration form, describe any variations to the above schedules for which you would like a quote, including Detroit Metro park-and-fly packages and other pre- or post- conference travel. If you book your own flights, please forward a copy of the flight schedule to jill@classictravelusa.com.

LAND OPTIONS & PRICES

At Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama, all of your vacation essentials are included. Enjoy well-appointed amenities, reservation-free dining, daily activity & entertainment programs designed for all ages and so much more. All the fun is wristband-free!

Defined Delights™ include:

  • Welcoming check-in experience with sparkling wine, fresh towels and cookies
  • Mini-bar with bottled water, soft drinks and local beer restocked every two days
  • Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
  • Unlimited international and domestic spirits
  • Daily maid service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort
  • Endless daytime activities and nighttime entertainment twice a week
  • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
  • No wristbands required

DELIGHT ROOM PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW

  • One king or two double beds
  • Beautiful garden views and partial ocean views
  • Private, furnished balcony or terrace
  • 495 sq. ft.
  • Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults

PREFERRED DELUXE OCEAN VIEW

  • One king or two double beds
  • Beautiful ocean views
  • Private, furnished balcony or terrace
  • 495 sq. ft.
  • Up to 4 guests with a maximum of 3 adults
  • Turndown service and welcome amenity in room
  • Upgraded bath amenities, bath robe and slippers
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water & beer
  • Inclusion of a fourth à la carte restaurant – the Bordeaux French Restaurant for adults only
  • Upgraded premium liquor brands included in designated Preferred lounges and bars
  • Access to Preferred adults-only pool offering wait service serving premium brands
  • Complimentary, daily room service available from 6 pm – 11 pm
Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy
Delight Room Partial OV 7 Nights: $1,025 per person
8 Nights: $1,160 per person
7 Nights: $1,020 per person
8 Nights: $1,155 per person
Preferred Deluxe OV 7 Nights: $1,320 per person
8 Nights: $1,495 per person
7 Nights: $1,315 per person
8 Nights: $1,490 per person

Prices for children (12 and under) and alternative room types available upon request.

The above land prices include:

  • Accommodations at Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama
  • Round-trip transfers between the airport and resort in Panama
  • All-Inclusive meal and beverage plan
  • All taxes and gratuities

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

Travel insurance offers travelers coverage for unforeseen problems, from a cancelled flight to a serious illness—or in rare cases, even an act of terrorism. If an illness, accident, or other covered unforeseen circumstance forces a traveler to cancel or interrupt their travel plans, they face two potentially major financial losses—money invested in nonrefundable pre-payments and medical expenses that in many instances aren’t covered by health insurance.

Optional travel insurance is not included but is highly recommended and should be purchased at time of registration. The cost is based on the age of traveler and trip cost per person. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like a quote.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Passports are required for international travel and should be obtained well in advance. Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return to the United States. For more information, visit travel.state.gov.

REGISTER:

A $500 per person land deposit, $250 per person group air deposit, and insurance cost is due at time of registration to confirm space. Final payment is due November 17, 2017.

Deposits are refundable until October 13th, less $100 per person. After October 13th, deposits become non-refundable. To guarantee group rates, you must register by October 13, 2017.

Classic Travel accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. If you would like to pay by check, we now accept e-checks if you can provide us with your bank’s routing number and your account number. Otherwise, you may still send us a physical check payable to Classic Travel and mailed or delivered to the address below.

CONTACT:

JILL FISCHER (jill@classictravelusa.com)

or

JOY THRUN (joy@classictravelusa.com)

4767 Okemos Road
Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: 517-349-6200
Toll Free: 1-800-643-3449
Fax: 517-349-6656

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5:30 PM

Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama photos, videos, and verbiage courtesy of AMResorts / Dreams Resorts & Spas.