SOURCE: Olivia

January 31, 2007 06:30 ET

Olivia Announces Comedy Extravaganza "Punta Cana Paradise" Resort Vacation

World's Largest Lesbian Travel Company Offers Exotic Setting for Fun in the Sun & Comedy Extravaganza

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- Olivia, the world's largest lesbian lifestyle company and the best known provider of travel services for lesbians, their families and friends, announced a new 2007 Caribbean resort vacation offering that combines an unparalleled array of sports and recreational activities with an opportunity to enjoy some of the brightest rising stars in comedy.

The spectacular Club Med Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic -- known for its colorful bungalows, stunning palm-lined, pink-sand beaches and turquoise-blue waters -- will be the site of Olivia's newest resort destination vacation from April 28 through May 5, 2007.

The resort offers a seemingly endless array of activities, from oceanfront golf, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing to kayaking, sunset cruises and local excursions. Olivia's Punta Cana Paradise vacation also includes fabulous evening entertainment, including a Comedy Extravaganza that will feature headlining comedians Kate Clinton, Karen Williams, Vickie Shaw, Renee Hicks, Michele Balan and Poppy Champlin.

"Punta Cana is a perfect location for an Olivia vacation," said Amy Errett, CEO of Olivia. "You couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting for a week of fun, adventure, laughter, and making personal connections, which is what Olivia is all about."

While Olivia is also known for it's world-class luxury cruises, the company also offers amazing all inclusive resort vacations for its members who prefer to keep their feet on the ground. Other exotic resort destinations offered by Olivia in 2007 will include Puerto Vallarta and Cancun. Cruise destinations offered by Olivia in 2007 will include Antarctica, the Greek Isles, the Caribbean Islands, Tahiti, the Netherlands, Alaska, and the Mexican Riviera.

For more information or to make reservations, call (800) 631-6277 or visit

About Olivia

Olivia is the lifestyle brand focused exclusively on lesbians and delivering premium products and services that connect and celebrate their lives. Originally founded as a record label in 1973, the San Francisco-based company has evolved into the leader in lesbian travel, offering extraordinary vacations for lesbians to some the world's most exclusive destinations and featuring top entertainers including Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Melissa Etheridge and cast members from Showtime's original hit series, "The L Word." In addition to travel, Olivia offers an Olivia Visa rewards credit card and in 2007 will be launching, an online community, content and resource destination for lesbians, Olivia Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for lesbians, Olivia Membership, a program offering special benefits and resources for lesbians, including insurance and financial services, retail discounts, access to entertainment and heath and fitness resources, and Olivia Living, an active adult resort retirement community. Visibility and empowerment for lesbians is at the heart of everything Olivia does. It is proud to sponsor top out athletes Sheryl Swoopes and Rosie Jones and support a number of Women's and Lesbian and Gay organizations, donating more than $450,000 to groups working to empower and transform lives of women and lesbians. For more information on Olivia, visit

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