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Amble Resorts Company Profile

Based in Chicago, Amble Resorts develops and owns distinctive upscale hotels and resorts focused on ecologically and culturally sensitive travel experiences. Their new resort real estate project, The Resort at Isla Palenque, is designed to be a secluded and sustainable resort community with a unique boutique hotel, ingeniously designed residences, and sumptuous amenities.

News from Amble Resorts:

Say Hello to the New Face of Sustainable Travel

Amble Resorts Sends Intern to Panama to Pave the Way for Ecotourists CHICAGO, May 7, 2012 — Amble Resorts announces their 2012 Island Intern, Mike Corey. The 26-year-old Toronto, Canada resident won the Island Intern video contest hosted by Amble Resorts and will spend his summer exploring the 40…

Island Internship in Panama Offers Life-Changing Opportunity

For Those Seeking a Dream Job in Travel, Isla Palenque Is the Ultimate Destination CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2012 — The Resort at Isla Palenque opened submissions today for their Island Intern Contest, an online video competition in which adventure-seekers nationwide vie for the opportunity to spend th…

Two Lucky Interns Reveal a Panama We Haven't Seen Before

Amble Resorts Announces Launch of "The Adventures of the Island Interns" CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2012 — Today Amble Resorts released the first episode of their new online travel video series The Adventures of the Island Interns, an awe-inspiring journey through lesser-known destination…

New Online Magazine Caters to Globally Conscious Travel Community

Sustainable development company Amble Resorts revamps their travel blog of three years, welcoming travel enthusiasts to a revolutionary source of inspiration and conversation CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2012 — As the year kicks off, a new online travel magazine is offering travelers to Central America…

Voting Opens January 18th for Amble Resorts' Travel Contest

The online travel community is invited to participate in choosing the winning comment CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2012 — Amble Resorts' Life-Changing Travel Contest has travelers flocking to the new travel blog, The Ambler, for a chance to win a free flight anywhere in the world. Launched in mid-Dece…

Win a Flight Anywhere in the World with Amble Resorts' Travel Contest

CHICAGO, Dec. 29, 2011 — Hopeful travelers are invited to share a personal, life-changing travel experience on Amble Resorts' travel blog, The Ambler, for the chance to win a flight anywhere in the world. The individual who posts the winning entry will be rewarded with a free trip to the desti…

Amble Resorts Sends Filmmakers to Panama to Showcase the Country's Undiscovered Adventures

Given the prized opportunity, Island Interns pledge to amaze travelers with the experiences to be had in Panama CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 — Amble Resorts, the eco-development company that made a splash on the travel scene this spring with their Island Intern Contest, sends the two contest winners, L…

Progressive Development Company Amble Resorts Adds Belize Island Property to Repertoire

CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 — Burgeoning eco-resort development company Amble Resorts has acquired the 80-acre southern tip of the island known as Long Caye in Belize. The island sits on Lighthouse Reef, a remote coral atoll in the world's second largest barrier reef system. Amble plans to create…

Amble Resorts Announces Double Winners to Island Intern Contest

In Surprise Finish to Fierce Competition, Judges Award Dream Job to Journalist and Cinematographer CHICAGO, May 2, 2011 — After three months of intense competition, Amble Resorts announces two separate winners of their Island Intern Contest – Luke Hansen and Benjamin Brown. Hansen, a fr…

The Resort at Isla Palenque Announces the Top Twelve Finalists in Their Island Intern Contest

Growing eco-development company embraces the Millennial way by hosting a social media contest for an idealist's dream job CHICAGO, April 13, 2011 — After an energetic two-week voting period, The Resort at Isla Palenque announces the top twelve finalists in their Island Intern Contest. As…

Voting Is Open for the Isla Palenque Island Intern Contest

An inspired online community supports the next generation of environmental advocates CHICAGO, March 29, 2011 — The Resort at Isla Palenque announces the start of the two-week voting period for their Island Intern Contest. Just six weeks ago the announcement of the video contest made a splash in t…

Island Intern Contest: Only Two Weeks Left to Apply for Paid Summer Internship on Tropical Island

Passionate applicants want more than a free trip – they're ready to change the world CHICAGO, March 14, 2011 — The early applicants for The Resort at Isla Palenque's Island Intern Contest aren't your normal MTV Spring Break party-seekers, or even your typical career-hung…

Isla Palenque Island Intern Contest Fact Sheet

CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2011 — WHAT: The Resort at Isla Palenque, an Amble Resort, is holding a video blogging contest to find an ambitious Island Intern who exemplifies a passion for sustainable, authentic and adventurous travel. The Island Intern will live on Isla Palenque during the summer of 2011, e…

Amble Resorts Offers the Summer Job of a Lifetime with Island Intern Contest

Video contest calls for young adults nationwide to prove their passion for adventure and sustainability CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2011 — The Resort at Isla Palenque, an Amble Resort, is pleased to announce their Island Intern Contest. The eco-luxury resort seeks collegiate and post graduate students w…

Revolutionary Panama Eco-Luxury Development Opens Vacation Home Sales to the Public

The award-winning Resort at Isla Palenque seeks the last seven members of its prestigious Founders Club CHICAGO, Dec. 22, 2010 — Amble Resorts announces the public sales launch of the residences in their eco-luxury Panama real estate development, The Resort at Isla Palenque. After a successful…

Investors Choose Panama as an Oasis in Dry Economic Times

Resilient During the Downturn, Panama’s Economy Continues to Grow CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2010 — Panama is enjoying the strongest growth in Central America, and will lead all of Latin America through 2015, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Canal expansion plan and ambitious i…

Panama Village Takes Pride in Grass-Roots Clean-Up Initiative

Boca Chica Residents Launch First Annual "Orgullo en Boca Chica" Event October 23rd CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2010 — Boca Chica is a quiet village on Panama's Pacific coast and a favorite launch point for sport fishermen casting off into the rich waters of the Gulf of Chiriqui, an emerging…

Secluded Whale Mating Ground a Boon for Awestruck Whale Watchers

Whale "Vacation Spot" Attracts Travelers and Vacation Home Buyers to Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2010 — Travel enthusiasts and real estate mavens are discovering that Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui is the hottest new vacation destination — a secret humpb…

While Hurricanes Wail, Off-Season Travelers Find Haven in Panama

Prime location below the hurricane belt spikes interest in vacation real estate like Isla Palenque CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2010 — As Hurricane Igor and Tropical Storm Julia gain strength in the Atlantic just days after Hurricane Earl, savvy travelers steer clear of hurricane plagued destinations. T…

Expatriates Make Right Decision to Retire Abroad

Attractive benefits of Panama make it an ideal destination for international retirees CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2010 — Many American and British retirees are moving to countries with a lower cost of living. The U.S. State Department estimates about 4 million Americans currently live abroad, and a quar…

Sea Turtles Find Nesting Haven in Panama

Isla Palenque Project Encourages Preservation of Aquatic Life CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2010 — It's the height of sea turtle nesting season! These giant, air-breathing reptiles fascinate nature-lovers everywhere, and their nesting season is a time to celebrate them and to reflect on their strug…

U.S. Second Home Sales Increase; Panama's Lifestyle and Economical Benefits Attract Vacation Home Buyers

Smart buyers are looking beyond the usual suspects CHICAGO, July 16, 2010 — While some sectors of the economy struggle to regain solid footing, the Vacation Home market is enjoying healthy numbers. The National Association of Realtors' (NAR) 2010 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Surve…

A Growing Trend: Americans Living Abroad

From the restless to the retired, the financially savvy are seeking better living situations, and finding them in Panama CHICAGO, June 2, 2010 — While it's easy to get frustrated with the economic climate in the U.S., some industrious individuals are finding a better way of life. A recent art…

Sustainable Resort Isla Palenque Wins Prestigious ASLA Award for Excellence in Resort Planning

CHICAGO, April 28, 2010 — After receiving a record number of entries, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has awarded The Resort at Isla Palenque an Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning category for its geo-responsible resort master plan. The Resort at Isla Palenque, a privat…

Beyond Green: Taking the Long View Toward a Truly Sustainable Resort

CHICAGO, April 19, 2010 — Many luxury resorts and hotels are currently touting their green initiatives: recycling, laundering towels less often, or using compact fluorescent bulbs. While these are important efforts, some are embracing a concept bigger than green: sustainability. Alex Petti…

Panama Enjoys Growing Reputation as Hot Vacation-Home Destination

CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2010 — As more and more baby boomers investigate ideal retirement destinations, they may be surprised at what they find. Mainstays such as France and Florida are being bumped from their spot at the top of the list in favor of places such as Malaysia, Australia, and, perhaps most favo…

More Adventure Opportunities Sought by Travelers

CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2010 — Adventure tourism is growing as fast as a zip liner on the fly. According to a 2008 survey conducted by the Travel Industry Association of America, nearly one half of U.S. adults, or 98 million people, have taken an adventure trip. That's because the industry isn'…

Progressive Luxury Resorts Make Walls Obsolete for the Traveling Elite

CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2010 — Luxury travel has assumed a new meaning among vacationers looking to be submerged in their destinations' natural environment. In response to a growing demand for close-to-nature vacation experiences, some progressive luxury resorts are eliminating the physical…

Fishing by the Rules: Sport Fishermen Embrace Sustainable Techniques

CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2009 — Unlike commercial fishing, the major player in depleted fish populations, sport fishing makes up less than 12 percent of the global harvest. And though they are equipped with the latest tools and technology to increase their haul, today's sport fisherman embodies a…

Geotourism Engages Travelers in Authentic Cultural Experiences

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2009 — Tourism has undergone a dramatic shift in recent years and many in the industry believe the change is permanent. In the past, American tourists sought familiarity in even the most exotic destinations. Today, the more sophisticated consumer seeks experiences as unique as t…

Backpackers Pave the Way for a Wide Variety of Tourists to Flock to Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui

CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2009 — Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui is so wild and unspoiled it draws the most adventurous souls to its lush wilderness. Destinations such as Coiba National Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Parque Nacional Marino Golfo de Chiriqui have coaxed trailblazing natur…

Panama Emerges as a Prime Location for Close-To-Nature, Low-Density Resort Development

CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2009 — Trendsetters in environmentally responsible real estate development are discovering the many benefits of constructing low-density resorts in emerging markets like Panama. Some savvy resort developers are responding to recent customer demands for exceptional natur…

Whale Watchers Find a Bevy of Opportunities for Observation Along the Pacific Coast of Panama

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2009 — In addition to traditional adventure activities from sportfishing to jungle canopy-walks, Panama offers yet another exciting opportunity for nature-loving travelers: whale watching. This time every year, astute adventure travelers make their way to the Pacific coas…

Island Properties – An Inherently Ecological Land Form

CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2009 — While real estate developers on the mainland often struggle with the economics of sustainable initiatives, island properties inherently lend themselves to environmentally responsible design. While not many island developers explore sustainability as a common sen…

In the New Age of 'Conscious Consumption' Travelers Seek Vacations With Real Meaning

CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2009 — The lingering recession has led to a reevaluation of consumer priorities – a movement dubbed "conscious consumption." This social shift in consumer behavior blends newfound frugality with sustainability, and it has seeped into every industry –…

Amble's New Panama Resort Taps Trend In Passive Cooling

CHICAGO, Aug. 17, 2009 — To attract environmentally conscious travelers, many resorts promote themselves as eco-friendly. But with air conditioners draining electricity and keeping guests shut away from nature, the experience often falls flat – compelling farsighted developers to c…

Infrastructure Changes to Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui Open the Area to Global Tourism

CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2009 — In the short span of the past six years, Panama's tourism arrivals have more than doubled, while tourism-based revenue has more than tripled, according to the Panama Tourism Authority. This growth, along with farsighted, tourism-friendly laws and tax incentives ha…

Adventure Travelers and Savvy Investors Take Notice of Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui

CHICAGO, July 28, 2009 — Bordering Costa Rica on the Pacific Coast, Panama's Chiriqui Province is emerging as a popular tourist destination – especially the Gulf of Chiriqui, which contains a wide variety of adventure vacation opportunities. Long a favorite of sport fishermen and b…

World-Class International Design Team Unites to Develop Real Estate in Panama

CHICAGO, July 21, 2009 — Burgeoning real estate development company Amble Resorts assembled an exceptional team of international professionals to develop their new eco resort on a secluded island property in Panama, the Resort at Isla Palenque. "Isla Palenque is the perfect setting for o…

U.S. Developers Find Haven from Recession in Panama Project

CHICAGO, July 14, 2009 — During a sluggish economy here in America, real estate developers are finding a growing number of intriguing opportunities overseas. With the Wall Street Journal recently reporting a rise in unemployment in all but two states last month – and with economists predi…

A Transcendent Island Destination Attracts a New Genre of Sophisticated Travelers and Resort Real Estate Investors

CHICAGO, July 8, 2009 — Amble Resorts, an innovative resort development firm for travelers who seek culturally authentic, ecologically sustainable, and luxurious vacation experiences, announces their plans to develop a progressive new vacation destination for travelers and resort real es…