Ride a Wave of Agent Rewards into 2014

written by | Posted on December 17th, 2013

Honfleur

Honfleur with DuVine’s 4-day Normandy trip.

End the year on a high note and book last-minute travel to reap agent rewards, bonuses and FAM trip opportunities.

Commission Perks
If your clients are looking for an active way to adventure through Europe in 2014, DuVine has added new destinations to its 4-day bike tours.

Three new destinations include Normandy, France; Costa Brava, Spain; and Provence, France. The 4-day Normandy tour is designed for the “occasional rider,” so your clients don’t have to worry about the trip being too much of a struggle. Travelers will bike along the Route du Cidre and take part in cider and Calvados tastings, and later enjoy dinner at the first hotel, Ferme de Saint-Simeon, which features a Michelin-starred restaurant. The trip continues with biking along the coastline from Cabourg to Houlfate and Villiers-Sur-Mer, with a visit to Juno Beach and the WWII museum. Guests will also explore Bayeux and the historic Arromanches, and conclude with a dinner at the second hotel, Chateau d’Audrieu, and its Michelin-starred restaurant.

Rates start at $3,595 and include accommodations at Chateau d’Audrieu and Ferme de Saint-Simeon; daily breakfasts and lunches; four gourmet dinners; cocktails after rides; nutritious snacks; expert guides; wine tastings and cooking classes; van support; DuVine gear; and bike selection.

When agents book by Dec. 31, they can earn 12 percent commission on 4-day European bike tours. For more information, visit duvine.com. For more on DuVine, see DuVine Cycling + Adventure from the July 2013 issue.

FAM Trips
Explore New York City on an independent FAM trip for agents, available for arrivals from Jan. 2 through Feb. 27, 2014. New York City Vacation Packages is offering trips with a minimum 2-night stay at The Milford Hotel, a recently renovated property in Midtown Manhattan in the Theatre District, just one block from Times Square.

During the FAM, agents will receive complimentary admission to either the Empire State Building Observatory, the Museum of the City of New York, or the New York Water Taxi Statue of Liberty Flex Pass. Agents will also have a choice of complimentary admission to one of the following attractions: the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

Rates start at $399 for a 2-night stay in a single room, or $212 pp dbl. Agents can book additional nights and can bring one guest (no children) for an additional $212, sharing the same room. For more information, visit nyctrip.com. For more on New York City, see New Ways to Savor New York from the April 2013 issue.

Booking Bonus
Agents can receive a few new perks from Delta Vacations, including an additional $25 in bonus commission when they book trips to Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii. With this promotion, their clients must travel from now through April 30, 2014. For last-minute travel, agents can save their clients up to $275 per booking to over 250 destinations worldwide, when they book now through Dec. 31.

Call for rates. Use promo code TAONLY275. For more information, call (800) 727-1111 or visit worldagentdirect.com.