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News & Tools

Couples planning a Karisma Hotels & Resorts Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Event may be eligible for wedding credits. El Dorado Casitas Royale (pictured).

Karisma Introduces Wedding Credit Promotion

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has introduced a first-of-its-kind wedding credit promotion for couples planning a Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Event.
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched its new Iberostar app.

Iberostar Launches New App for Guests

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched its new Iberostar app creating new channels of communication between the Majorca-based chain’s hotels and its guests.
Les Saintes, Guadeloupe.

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.
Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna, Italy. (Photo credit: Bologna Welcome)

Classic Italy FAM

Small deluxe tour operator Tours Specialists is hosting an 8-day Classic Italy FAM visiting Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence and other well-known cities in the country.
Guests can take advantage of complimentary welcome credits with a minimum 2-night stay at Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo credit: Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel)

Destination Hotels Offers Welcome Credits

Travelers can experience more of the amenities at Destination Hotels’ collection of U.S properties by taking advantage of complimentary welcome credits based on the reservation length.
airberlin is providing extra support and assistance for travel agents in the U.S. with the launch of a new B2B hotline. 

airberlin Launches New B2B Hotline

Germany’s second largest airline, airberlin, has launched a new B2B hotline exclusively for U.S. travel agents.
Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam.

Wendy Wu Tours Expands U.S. Headquarters

Wendy Wu Tours has announced the expansion of its U.S. headquarters in New York with the hiring of Leslie Peden as president, North America, and Marc Leventhal as the newly appointed business development manager.
At IBEROSTAR’s all-inclusive resorts, families and couples enjoy world-class dining, entertainment and spacious accommodations.

Celebrate IBEROSTAR’S 60th with 60 Days of Rewards

For 60 years, IBEROSTAR Group has been helping people build exceptional vacation memories.
Altamer Resort's Antilles Pearl villa in Shoal Bay, Anguilla.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Savings: Anguilla Getaway

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Altamer Resort—a beachside retreat located in Shoal Bay, Anguilla—is offering a complimentary night for families who book a week-long stay over Valentine’s Day week.
WebGoTravel is here to answer your clients questions about travel to Costa Rica.

Top Costa Rica Travel Questions Answered. What is so special about Costa Rica? 

What makes Costa Rica so special and why is it such a hot destination?
French Leave Resort is celebrating its launch in Eleuthera, Bahamas by offering a Grand Reveal special. 

French Leave Resort Makes Grand Reveal

To celebrate its launch last month, French Leave Resort—an Autograph Collection property in Eleuthera, Bahamas—is offering a Grand Reveal special.
Saint Lucia's 2017 festival season includes events such as Saint Lucia Jazz, Carnival and the Saint Lucia Food & Rum Festival.

CHTA Marketwatch News: Saint Lucia Summer Festival

This year's May-October festival season in Saint Lucia is, in a way, a whole new ballgame for this stunning island.
Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas. 

News from CHTA Marketplace: The Bahamas

How's this for timing? After a double renovation (thanks, Hurricane Matthew), Paradise Island's One & Only Ocean Club will re-open on Valentine's Day.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville are developing a new collection of all-inclusive Margaritaville resorts. Pictured: The Flavours restaurant at the Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma in Playa del Carmen.

Introducing the New Margaritaville, an All-Inclusive Experience, by Karisma

Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville are joining forces to develop a new collection of all-inclusive Margaritaville resorts.
Aqua Expeditions' Aria Amazon.

Aqua Expeditions’ 2017 Travel Agents Rates

Aqua Expeditions is offering travel professionals a discounted rate on select Aria Amazon and Aqua Mekong departures.
Silversea Cruises is showing travel advisors love with special promotions available throughout February.

Silversea Appreciates Travel Agents

Throughout the month of February, Silversea Cruises is offering travel advisors a special promotion as part of its designated Travel Agent Appreciation Month.
Crystal Cruises has added more than a dozen 2018 sailings to its Wave Season promotion.

Wave Season Savings

There's still time to take advantage of some of this year's Wave Season offers.
"UNICO 20°87°, for example, will have a different kitchen for every restaurant and handmade components in drinks," says Frank Maduro, AIC Hotel Group's  v.p. of marketing.

Caribbean Commentary at the New York Times Travel Show

Here are a few nuggets Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler picked up at The New York Times Travel Show panels.
American Cruise Line's Paddlewheeler and Coastal Cruise Ship.

American Cruise Lines Increases Agents’ Earning Potential

American Cruise Lines is introducing a new tiered commission structure that allows travel agents to increase their earning potential.
Concord Falls in Grenada.

Pure Grenada Keeps It That Way

You're not about to see high-density megaresorts in Grenada, because “we’re not into mass tourism,” Christine Noel-Horsford, the Grenada Tourism Authority's director of sales for the USA, told Recommend’s Caribbean editor Ed Wetschler on Trade Day at The New York Times Travel Show.
Vilasa Luxury Travel's fixed itineraries include chauffeured transportation. 

Vilasa Luxury Travel Offers 20 Percent Commission on 2017 India Itineraries

Vilasa Luxury Travel is offering travel agents the opportunity to earn 20 percent commission on all fixed itineraries to India through April.

Brightline: Zooming into the Future

If your clients traveling to South Florida would rather skip the notoriously bad traffic jams that the destination is known for, point them to a new beauty that's about to take center stage in the area: Brightline's BrightBlue.

Vietnam and Cambodia FAM

Travel agents are invited to experience Southeast Asia on Pacific Holidays’ Vietnam FAM with optional Cambodia extension from Sept. 14-23, 2017.
Flo Tours' New Zealand, Australia and Fiji FAM features some of the island's top sites, including Australia's Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

New Zealand, Australia and Fiji FAM

Travel agents’ South Pacific journey with Flo Tours begins in Auckland, New Zealand with an overnight at the 4-star Rydges Hotel Auckland.
FT-Tours new Laos FAM visits the country's top sites. Buddha Park (pictured)

Laos FAM

FT-Tours new Laos FAM visits the top sites of this landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese Peninsula.
Travel agents can explore Myanmar by foot and boat on FT-Tours' 8-day Myanmar FAM.

Myanmar FAM

FT-Tours' whirlwind 8-day Myanmar FAM explores the country by foot and boat.

Stunning China FAM

Stunning China is offering a 9-day FAM, exploring Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai.
Altamer Resorts is home to three beachside villas—Antilles Pearl, African Sapphire and Blue Diamond (pictured).

Altamer Resort Offers Travel Agent Promotion

Altamer Resort, located in Shoal Bay, Anguilla, is offering travel agents $100 for each night booked, plus special discounted rates for their clients.
Carnival Cruise Line has updated its travel agent rewards program.

Carnival Upgrades Its Travel Agent Rewards Program

Carnival Cruise Line has updated its travel agent rewards program with new point redemption offerings and improvements.
From L to R: Cordula Wohlmuther, UNWTO Head of Institutional Relations and Resource Mobilization / IY2017; Brett Tollman, CEO of The Travel Corporation; Miranda Tollman; and Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO.

The Travel Corporation Announces Diamond Sponsorship of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism...

The Travel Corporation (TTC) has announced its Diamond Sponsorship of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.
Nate Berkus has been named design ambassador Celebrity Cruises's newest class of ships—Edge Class.

Celebrity Cruises Partners with Nate Berkus to Introduce Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises has named interior designer Nate Berkus as design ambassador for the brand’s newest class of ships—Edge Class.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s portfolio includes the Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. Filini restaurant at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Amps Up Rewards Program

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is amping up its Look To Book travel agent rewards program by offering agents new ways to accrue points through its special 25th anniversary programming taking place throughout 2017.
South African Airways (SAA) is offering discounted Premium Business Class fares from the U.S. to destinations in Africa.

South African Airways Offers Discounted Premium Business Class Fares

South African Airways (SAA) is offering discounted Premium Business Class fares from the U.S. to destinations in Africa for travel in 2017.
A rendering of the new AC Kingston.

Sandals Announces New Partnership with Marriott

For the first time in the hospitality companies’ history, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Marriott International, Inc. are partnering to introduce modern, design-driven, lifestyle brand AC Hotels by Marriott to the Caribbean.
Flash Tour USA's South Africa FAM explores Nelspruit, Hoedspruit, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. 

South Africa FAM

Flash Tour USA is offering a 10-day South Africa FAM departing May 7, 2017.
Arena at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico.

Palace Resorts Winter Promotion

Palace Resorts is offering a winter promotion across its eight all-inclusive properties in Jamaica and Mexico.
Kevin Froemming, executive v.p. and CMO of Playa Hotels & Resorts with Kim Manna, CEO of Panama Jack.

Playa Hotels & Resorts Partners with Popular Lifestyle Brand: Panama Jack

Playa Hotels and Resorts has partnered with the popular lifestyle brand, Panama Jack, to bring guests a new collection of luxury all-inclusive resorts.
This year, grandparents can stay for free at Generations Riviera Maya, by Karisma, because when guests book a 2-bedroom suite, they’ll receive a complimentary 1-bedroom oceanfront suite.

Grandparents Stay Free at Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma

This year, grandparents can stay for free at Generations Riviera Maya, by Karisma, because when guests book a 2-bedroom suite, they’ll receive a complimentary 1-bedroom oceanfront suite.
Iberostar Hotels and Resorts is rewarding agents with the opportunity to earn special prizes and vacations for booking select properties, including the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro in Punta Cana.

Iberostar Offers 60 Days of Rewards for Agents

Iberostar Hotels and Resorts is rewarding agents with the opportunity to earn special prizes and vacations over 60 days.
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas.

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas Extends 40 Percent Intro Offer

There’s still time to take advantage of Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas’ 40 percent introductory savings offer, which has been extended through Feb. 28, 2017.

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