Marriott recently launched virtual travel kits for Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts. These travel kits are flash animations with some information about the resorts, amenities, stories and off premises activities offered by the various tour operators. It is dubbed ‘Paradise by Marriott’.
The full flash presentation is shaped like a virtual information booklet where there are 5 tabs with information. The idea is decent but the information provided is minimal, at times incomplete or even faulty. The short videos embedded into the booklet are great and I would highly recommend them, especially when you’ve never visited the island before.
Marriott made two such kits for its properties in Aruba, one for Aruba Marriott Resort and another for Renaissance Aruba Resort. Additionally there is another virtual travel kit available for groups which Marriott named ‘Meeting Planner Trip Kit’. If you have a computer with a decent internet speed, I surely recommend taking a look at these kits before you visit the Marriott properties.