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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 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.

Scott Wiseman Named President of Travel Impressions

Scott Wiseman has been named president of Travel Impressions, following news today that Jeff Clarke has resigned from the position after guiding the company for the last year and a half.

Why People Are Excited About CTO’s SOTIC 2016

"Arguably, SOTIC is the most significant event the Caribbean Tourism Organization puts on," said CTO chairman Richard Sealy at a July 6 press conference, and I would argue that this goes double for the 2016 edition, which will take place in Barbados, Sept. 14-16.

Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Beach Vacations

Whether bustling with activity or leaving visitors feeling as if they are on a deserted island, Florida’s beaches are for families, couples, watersports enthusiasts, beach bums and everyone in-between.

You’re Invited to Attend the Fall Travel Agent Forum

Agents, you’re invited to attend the Fall Travel Agent Forum from Sunday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Hyatt Regency Miami, where you’ll be provided with access to the industry’s top destinations, commissionable products and business resources.

Fiesta Americana Resort Collection Launches Agent Portal

Fiesta Americana Resort Collection has launched a travel agent portal,, featuring an exclusive travel agent incentive program called Agent Cash Incentive.

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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