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Cruise Planners' new virtual learning tool features more than 150 courses covering a range of topics at varying levels of expertise.

Cruise Planners Launches Virtual Learning Tool

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has launched Cruisitude Academy, a brand-new virtual learning tool for Cruise Planners travel advisors.
ASTA has released the finding from a survey conducted in partnership with global research firm PSB.

7 Takeaways from ASTA’s National Travel Study

On May 2, Zane Kerby, president and CEO of ASTA, and Erika A. Richter, ASTA’s director of communications, held a...
Views of Jade Mountain.

Reap the Benefits of Selling Saint Lucia

Set in the West Indies, Saint Lucia is an island vacation that appeals to a wide range of travelers, whether they are interested in all-inclusive hotels, classic inns, boutique hotels with spas or wellness programs.
GOGO Vacations is celebrating Travel Agent Appreciation Month by giving away $20,000 in cash. (Pictured: Punta Cana sunrise)

Enter to Win GOGO Vacations’ Cash Giveaway

Throughout the entire month of May, GOGO Vacations is celebrating Travel Agent Appreciation Month by giving away $20,000 in cash.
Travel agents can win a 4-night stay for two at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort during Apple Vacations' 13th Annual Travel Agent Appreciation Month promotion. (Photo credit: Apple Vacations)

Travel Agent Appreciation Month Giveaways

Apple Vacations is celebrating its 13th Annual Travel Agent Appreciation Month during May by offering a variety of giveaways and prizes.
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.
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50 Tips for Travel Agent Success

Now more than ever, when travelers think they don’t need travel agents, it’s your job to prove them wrong.

50 Days of Giveaways Sweepstakes

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, agents can enter to win daily prizes in our 50 Days of Giveaways Sweepstakes, which runs through May 31 at recommend.com/50dayssweeps.
JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa. (Photo credit: Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts)

Marriott Launches Paradise Perks for Travel Agents

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts has launched Paradise Perks, an incentive program rewarding travel agents with exclusive benefits for their bookings at select resorts.
Carnival's Agentpalooza kicks off on May 11th.

Carnival’s Agentpalooza is Heading Your Way

Carnival Cruise Line is heading to you, agents. The company’s first bus tour, Agentpalooza, will stop across a few southern states, filled with fun, food, and activities.

TravelBound Launches Amazon Rewards Program for Travel Agents

TravelBound has launched a new rewards program for travel agents to earn Amazon gift cards for bookings made with the company
Beginning with groups sailing in 2018, travel agents' Tour Conductor credits will be calculated in a way that is more lucrative to travel professionals. (Pictured: Royal Caribbean International's Quantum of the Seas)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Enhances TC Credit Policy

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has enhanced its Tour Conductor credit (TC) policy for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises to make booking the brand's cruises more lucrative for travel agents.
The 2017 UF Tourism Summit will be held at the BoardWalk Inn at Walt Disney World.

UF Tourism Summit at Disney — April 26 and 27, 2017

Take a D-Tour and be part of an event meant to be different, to transform, disrupt and bring discovery as we quickly move into a new age of tourism.
Contiki Launches Travel Agent Education Program

Contiki Launches Travel Agent Education Program

Contiki has announced the launch of its new eLearning program for travel agents, ContikiU, offering agents insight about the millennial traveler.
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...

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