Hubby's been working very hard for the past couple of months. I am planning early next month to take him somewhere for a quick weekend getaway. I've been checking on Jumeirah Hotel Properties but it is still the peak season for tourists coming to Dubai so the rate is still beyond our budget.
Royal Club, The Palm
Luckily, I received a marketing email from Royal Club The Palm offering discount on bed and breakfast. When I checked online, the property has a swimming pool and private beach - exactly what I had in mind for my boys. The rooftop pool is not temperature controlled so they have been deprived of water play for the past four months.
I hope other companies will follow suit. If they track email marketing, it works for the busy Mommies like me. When my son takes his afternoon nap, I quietly sit down with my favorite cup of coffee, check my emails and in between, chat with friends whoever is online. I don't have the luxury to sit down, browse through travel brochures or ring the hotel reservation desk to ask for rates. If I read a promotion on my inbox and it falls right our budget, I pick up the phone to confirm reservation. That simple.