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32924 13 Nov 2021

An Ultimate Guide to the South for your Next Tropical Adventure with IHG

As travel restrictions lift and the weather gets colder, the Caribbean and Latin America provide the ideal setting for an escape.

The world is reopening andnow is the time for Canadians to plan their winter getaways to the South.Destinationfavorites of Jamaica and Mexico have picturesquewhite sandybeaches,while Aruba and Colombia boost the hot sun plus cultural experiences.Here are IHG Hotels Resorts' best recommendations for escaping thewinter!

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MEXICO

The luxuriousInterContinental Presidente Cancun Resortis known to have the nicest beach front in Cancun.It's also known for its design and decor and has a newly renovated lobby and guest room.And it's only 15 minutes away from popular nightlife and fine dining.Direct flights from Toronto to Cancun have resumed to 100%; making it an ideal time to visit the tropical destination.

Whetheryou're planninga family trip or a romantic getaway, theCaribbeanis full of wonders andadventuresfor everyone.Amust-seeisPlaya delCarmen, acosmopolitancoastal citywithan arrayofgastronomicdelightsand a variety of entertainment options.After a day of touring,relaxat theHolidayInnExpress SuitesPlaya del Carmenwhich is centrally locatednearthe main archaeological sites,the city center,iconicbeaches,and famous nightclubs.

Ifyou're wanting a 'slowcation,' try exploringthe Caribbean on a ferryfrom Playa del CarmentoCozumel.Enjoytheprivate beachat theInterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spaand take inthe stunning views oftheturquoise waters, bothfromthe beachand the deepasCozumelishome tothe second largestcoralbarrier reef in the world.

If you areinto history and culture,Yucatan's capital Meridaistheperfectspotfor you.TouritsHistoricalCenter and the iconic Paseo Montejo,trythelocal cuisinethat isfamous foritsscentedorangeflavorandspiciness,and buy regional handicrafts.A colonial-style constructionhotel likeHoliday Inn Meridais the perfect place tostay in the historic city.After a day of touring, you canrelaxby thepoolunder apalapa,sipacocktail inthe central patio,and enjoy deliciousmealsatthe property's restaurantsLa Arboleda and La Veranda.

Ifyou are looking for a private boho-chic destination,look no further thanTulum.TheKimpton Aluna Tulumhotel isan ideal luxuryaccommodation with access to experiences, from morning yoga and meditation sessions to bike rides, diving into the cenotes, visiting Mayan ruins,andenjoying magnificent views of the lush jungle.Your stay will be complete withmeals at the propertystworestaurants,Parallel 20 and Bhanu Sky Kitchen,which arelocatedbytherooftop pool.

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ARUBA

Known as 'TheHappy Island,' Arubawillwelcome you with the sunniestoflandscapes.Enjoyits unique atmospherewith your soulmate, friends,or familyat theHoliday Inn Aruba-Beach Resort Casinowhere youll besurrounded by an exotic world of shopping and sizzling nightlife.Relax in its beachside pools,experience thrilling water sports,oritseasy access to the island's top attractions.

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JAMAICA

In times like these, whenwe need to disconnect toreconnect,it's hard to think ofaplacewith a morelaid-backvibe thanJamaica. TheHolidayInn Resort Montego Bay All-Inclusivewelcomes you toenjoy aworry-free vacation withcomfortable accommodations, relaxing spa treatments, a casino, volleyball courts and more. Throughout the entire day,guestsenjoy snacks and delicious meals offered in each of the five on-site restaurants.

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COLOMBIA

Satisfy your adventuroussideinCartagena,a destinationthat perfectly blends its old colonial citywiththe new ocean-view towers.Enjoytouringcolonial baroquearchitecture,shopping athigh-end stores,strolling onbeautiful beaches,and endwithrelaxingeveningbythe poolduring your stayattheInterContinental CartagenaDe Indias, whichhas amust-seeterrace to enjoy thesunsets.

Travel is in a rebound andasitresumes,governments around the world have implemented safety measures for their citizens to travel. For Canadians requirements include:acomplete vaccination scheme with any of vaccines approved by the Canadian Government (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen/Johnson Johnson), a negative COVID-19 molecular test applied within 72 hours before your flight, which should be uploaded in theArriveCanportal or app. As atravelleronceyouve completed these steps you will be more than ready to go on your trip. To make it a better and saferexperience,IHG hotels warmly welcomesguests with flexibility for unexpected plan changes as well as clean, comfortable, and reliable stays. Guests can rest easy and count on IHG's Clean Promise.