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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.
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.
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.
Costa Rica Travel - 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dream Hotel Group has launched under one master chain code on the GDS. Pictured: The Time New York Hotel.

Dream Hotel Group Launches Master Chain Code on GDS

Dream Hotel Group has announced the consolidation of all the company’s brands—Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, Night Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels—under one master chain code—DZ—on the GDS.
Family at the Arc de Triomphe.

The Journese Advantage Travel Agent Promotion

During the Journese Advantage promotion, travel agents can earn a future travel credit of up to $500 for their clients and Bonus TRIP Points for themselves when they book more than 80 of the company’s partner resorts worldwide.
Views over Prague. (Photo credit: CroisiEurope)

CroisiEurope Teams Up with TRAVELSAVERS

CroisiEurope has teamed up with TRAVELSAVERS in a new partnership that will begin at the start of 2017.
Michelle Fee, Cruise Planners' CEO and co-founder presenting at the 2016 annual convention in Miami, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Cruise Planners)

Cruise Planners Hits the Road for Trainings

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel representative, is hitting the road for regional trainings in key markets.
CHIC Punta Cana poolside DJ booth.

Blue Diamond Resorts Launches New Loyalty Program

Blue Diamond Resorts has launched a new loyalty program, which rewards travel agents for booking Memories and Royalton Luxury Resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Saint Lucia, and the Dominican Republic.
The Solarium onboard Celebrity Silhouette.

Cruise Tools Designed with Agents in Mind

The latest cruise tools from Celebrity Cruises, Cruise Planners and World Travel Holdings’ Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. brands are helping agents make the most out of their bookings by providing cash incentives, lead-generating opportunities and ways for agents to provide the best available fares for their clients.

The Travel Corporation Announces Senior Promotions

The Travel Corporation (TTC), parent company of Lion World Travel, has announced several senior promotions.

Nanjing Tourism Launches New Website

The Nanjing Municipal Tourism Commission has launched a new website designed specifically for North American tour operators, travel trade and consumers to better educate travelers on the robust tourism experiences available in this ancient capital city of eastern China's Jiangsu province.

Barcelo Hotel Group’s New Multi-Brand Strategy

Your father's Barceló brand? It's changing.

American Marketing Group Revamps tripXpress Booking Platform

American Marketing Group (AMG) has revamped its tripXpress hotel booking platform to give TRAVELSAVERS and NEST agents the ability to build an itinerary, compare choices, and provide pricing and offers all on one platform, saving time and increasing the value of the booking.

Allianz Global Assistance Launches AgentMax Online Enhancements

Travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance has launched an enhanced version of its AgentMax Online platform to make offering travel insurance faster and simpler for agents.

RCI Launches Phase Two of Espresso

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) is launching phase two of its travel agent reservation system Espresso, featuring new capabilities for groups business on the cruise operator’s three major brands.

Velas Resorts Debuts New Travel Agent Website

Mexico’s Velas Resorts has debuted a new website for travel agents that is available in Spanish, English and soon French.

A Stressless Journey to the Aisle

Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ newly enhanced destinations wedding website allows agents to help their clients' budget, organize, and design their Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Events for a stressless journey to the aisle.

AlSol Hotels & Resorts Rolls Out New Agent Program

AlSol Hotels & Resorts is rolling out a new travel agent program, AlWays AlSol, that rewards agents who book directly on the portal with 15 percent commission.

Recommend Launches Revamped Website

Recommend has launched a revamped website with easier navigation; larger, eye-catching imagery; and clearly defined departments accessible on the homepage such as Tools and Offers, Onsite/Onboard Reviews, and Eye on the World.

Uniworld Joins Sabre Corporation Network

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise has joined the Sabre Corporation travel network and is now available to travel professionals via GDS.

Sales Tips to Becoming a Better Agent

One of the keys to becoming a better a travel agent according to Mary Dring, Delta Vacations regional sales director for the west coast, is to function as a consultative seller. Here are a few recommendations that could help boost your bottom line.

Delta Vacations Adds Europe to Romance Program

If you’re a destination wedding/honeymoon specialist, or would like to become one, then you should know that Delta Vacations has added some of Europe's most sought after destinations to its Honeymoon Program, including Rome, Venice, Florence, Paris and London.

8 Takeaways from Delta Vacations University 2016

Recommend's Web Editor Melissa Bryant, along with approximately 2,000 attendees and 187 of Delta Vacations' supplier partners, converged onto the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia Sept. 16-18 for the inaugural Delta Vacations University 2016 travel industry educational seminar series and tradeshow.

Experience Saint Lucia Firsthand

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has launched its annual travel agent incentive program Saint Lucia Agent Months (SLAM), designed to showcase the island to visiting agents.

Qatar Tourism Authority Opens Representative Office in New York

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is targeting the U.S. tourist market with the opening of a representative office in New York, one of the Gulf state’s fastest growing visitor source markets.

Travel Agent Training at the 2016 Travel Leaders National Meeting

Registration is open for the 2016 Travel Leaders National Meeting taking place Nov. 9-11 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in Louisiana.

Exodus Travels Strengthens Agent Channel

Exodus Travels has announced the appointment of Sheena Rosentreter and Kent Phillips as the company’s new regional business development managers for Western USA and Canada.

Airlift, Weddings and Villas at SOTIC

Delegates here in Barbados are talking about the Caribbean in general, but at this huge annual Caribbean Tourism Organization event, the news from specific islands got my attention, too. Here's a peek...

Cruise Planners Unveils New Vacation Package Tier

Cruise Planners has expanded its range of vacation packages to include the new Completely Packaged Vacations Elite tier.

Virtuoso Launches New Wellness Program

Just how important is wellness travel? According to the Global Wellness Summit, travelers take 586 million wellness trips each year.

September Agent Incentives from USTOA

This month, USTOA is celebrating its third annual Travel Together Month with a bounty of special offers and exclusive savings for travel agents, such as free trips and bonus commissions.

Bundle. Save. Learn. with The Travel Institute

Throughout the month of September, The Travel Institute is running a Better Together promotion designed to help travel professionals boost their expertise in three targeted areas while earning up to $200 in savings with bundled pricing.

Collette’s ‘Book Your Own Bonus’ Incentive Returns

Collette’s popular Book Your Own Bonus agent incentive has returned, providing agents with the opportunity for bonus commission.

Virtuoso Awards AmaWaterways

At the 28th annual Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas, Virtuoso recognized AmaWaterways as the Best River Cruise Line for 2016.

Three Major Travel Brands Join Forces

Travel Leaders Associates, Results! Travel and Vacation.com have officially joined forces to become Travel Leaders Network.

YMT Vacations Ups Commission on 2017 Hawaii Tours

In celebration of the 50th anniversary launch of its Best of Hawaii tour, YMT Vacations is increasing the commission on all January and February 2017 Hawaii land tours from 10 percent to 15 percent.

Say “I Do” in the Caribbean’s First Overwater Chapel

There’s a bevy of news coming from Sandals Resorts on the wedding front, including the unveiling of the company’s (and the Caribbean’s) first overwater chapel and the launch of a new virtual wedding experience.

Find Your Caymankind

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is inviting North American travel agents to find their “Caymankind” through the launch if its 2016 Fall Travel Trade Promotion, featuring limited-time discounts on luxury hotels, attractions and watersports.

The Perks of Booking an All-Inclusive

The perks of booking an all-inclusive resort can extend far beyond the included amenities your clients receive, and the commission you earn.

Book More, Earn More at Palladium Hotels & Resorts

There are approximately two weeks left to take advantage of discounted rates and room upgrades at select Palladium Hotels & Resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean.

Carnival Eases Agents’ Workload

Carnival Cruise Line is easing travel agents’ workload with two new initiatives created with you in mind.

Cast Your Vote for the 20th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

It's that time of the year again, the annual Readers' Choice Awards are back.

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