For almost 40 years, Apple Vacations has provided the most value in vacations to millions of people. Throughout the years, we've provided what you want in a vacation - great service, convenience, and value. We understand just how important your vacation is. We know because, like you, vacations are important to us too.
It All Started with An Idea…
One of the nation's first charter vacation companies, Apple Vacations was founded in 1969. Our founders saw an opportunity to bring passengers to exotic locations at a fraction of the cost that the big airlines were charging. At that time, international travel was considered an expensive luxury. Apple Vacations believed that by providing quality vacations at affordable prices, we would fill an unmet need in the travel industry. To achieve our lowest prices, we assumed the risk, chartered aircraft and guaranteed hotels that we could fill their rooms, Apple Vacations began building the nation's largest provider of vacations to Mexico, Caribbean and Hawaii. In the late 1970s, the company became one of the first to introduce the concept of "all-inclusive vacations" to the U.S. market. We were also one of the first to introduce three and four night vacations, in response to people's desire for shorter, more frequent vacations.
In 1997, just after celebrating our one-millionth passenger arrival in Cancun, Apple Vacations saw an opportunity in a relatively young vacation destination known as Punta Cana. With our support and guidance on what the U.S. vacationer wanted, Punta Cana is now one of the hottest vacation spots in the Caribbean. In 2006, we brought passenger one million to Punta Cana, more than any other North American travel company.
And the Vision Continues.
Apple Vacations is now a company of almost 2,000 energetic, hardworking employees with the same entrepreneurial attitudes as our founders. Headquartered just outside Philadelphia with regional offices in Chicago, San Jose, and Boston, the company is completely focused on providing quality vacations for our customers. Employees are empowered to make decisions that impact the quality of their customers' vacations on a daily basis. Since our humble beginnings, Apple Vacations has created the ultimate "beginning-to-end" vacation experience for customers. Apple Vacations employees will greet you at your departure airport in more than 20 cities; and will meet your flight in our charter destinations. Apple Vacations' sister companies, USA3000 Airlines, flies customers to their destinations from more than 20 U.S. cities; and Amstar, is the destination management company in-resort with uniformed representatives, who will greet you upon arrival and assist you while you are at your resort. Unlike any other travel company, Apple Vacations truly provides the ultimate in a quality vacation experience.