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A screenshot of Fiesta Americana Resort's new travel agent portal.

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

Fiesta Americana Resort Collection Launches Agent Portal

Fiesta Americana Resort Collection has launched a travel agent portal, fiestamericanaresorts.com/TravelAgents, featuring an exclusive travel agent incentive program called Agent Cash Incentive.
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AlSol Tiara Cap Cana's open air lobby in Punta Cana, Mexico.

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

AlSol’s Travel Agent Promotion

AlSol Hotels & Resorts’ new Pay 2, Get 3 promotion offers travel agents the opportunity to earn a complimentary night at one of the group’s four boutique resorts in Punta Cana, Mexico when they book their clients a 2-night stay.
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Michelle Fee, CEO of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, being presented with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Hospitality and Leisure.

Posted on June 22nd, 2016

Michelle Fee, CEO of Cruise Planners, Honored with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, was presented with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award for Hospitality and Leisure in Florida at the Tampa, Florida awards ceremony on June 9, 2016.
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The Crowne Plaza Work Life Room.

Posted on June 7th, 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group Announces Investment in Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently announced a $200 million investment in Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts in the Americas.
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Guadeloupe

Posted on June 7th, 2016

The Perks of Selling Guadeloupe

The Guadeloupe Islands, a department of France located in the Caribbean, are attracting visitors thanks to flights and theme packages, not to mention an endless array of activities.
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Travelers kayaking in Thailand with G Adventures. (Photo credit: G Adventures.)

Posted on June 6th, 2016

Selling an Active Honeymoon

In the June issue, we covered weddings and honeymoons across the globe. And for those of you whose clients prefer to take on an adventure whether it's immersing themselves in a unique culture, going in a safari, or taking a hike or bike ride through some of nature's most splendid landscapes versus sipping margaritas by the beach, we rounded up some pointers from top tour operators on how you can sell these active honeymoons.
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Elegant Hotels is one of the hotels listed for a CyberSummer deal.

Posted on June 6th, 2016

CyberSummer Sale

June 20th marks the first day of summer, and to celebrate 19 hotels and resorts are offering major savings during the fourth annual CyberSummer event.
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Ask Me-sponsored social media post.

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Romance Travel Forum: Where Education Prospers

As a romance travel seller, you know all the facts on destination weddings: It’s one of the fastest growing niche markets in the vacation experience; Mexico and the Caribbean are the most popular international destinations for destination weddings; a 4-day destination wedding experience can be more budget-friendly than a 4-hour ceremony back home; many destination weddings take place at all-inclusives; and a destination wedding affords ample time for couples to spend true quality time with their loved ones.
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Vacation.com launches AgentMate during its 18th annual International Conference and Trade Show.

Posted on May 26th, 2016

Takeaways From Vacation.com’s 18th Annual International Conference

This week, Recommend attended Vacation.com's 18th annual International Conference and Trade Show, which had approximately 1,300 travel agents in attendance. The conference, which was themed "Connect More," introduced agents to new or improved ways to better connect with their clients.
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At a panel on regional airlines led by Caribbean Journal's Alex Britell  (right), InterCaribbean Airways CEO Trevor Sadler (left) reminded everyone that his airline still pays commissions. (Photo credit:

Posted on May 20th, 2016

Expo de Turismo International (ETI), Part 2: It Wasn’t Just about Puerto Rico

"The travel industry will double in the next decade, making it the second largest industry in the world, exceeded only by agriculture," said Bill Todd, author of “Increase Sales Now,” to 400 travel agents at ETI, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company's annual conference. "You couldn't have picked a better career path."
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