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Angkor Wat has been added to the itinerary for Pacific Delight's Southeast Asia Jewish interest tour.

Pacific Delight Extends Southeast Asia Jewish Interest Tour

Pacific Delight has added the archaeological sites of the Angkor Plains to its second Jewish interest tour of Southeast Asia in 2018.
Nighttime views of Florence, one of the stops on the Italy FAMs hosted by Tours Specialists Inc.

Italy FAMs by Tours Specialists Inc

Agents looking to explore Italy this summer or fall can pack their bags for the Classic Italy or Italy in Depth FAMs hosted by Tours Specialists Inc. 
A King Suite inside the Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast, which will soon part of InterContinental Hotels Group's new luxury brand.

InterContinental Hotels Group Launches Luxury Brand

This week, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) launched Voco, its new upscale hotel brand, and announced its first signing in Australia.
Agents at the Travel Leaders’ EDGE Conference. (Photo courtesy of Travel Leaders Network.)

Travel Leaders Group Partners with American Express for Added Travel Benefits & Client Leads

Travel Leaders Group and American Express have partnered up to bring you a unique and valuable benefit program, offering exclusive travel offers for Gold Card members in the U.S. and opportunities for agents to expand their client network.
Renderings of the first of three yachts in the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Opens for Booking

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced the opening of reservations for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, whose inaugural season is scheduled to begin in February 2020.
American Marketing Group

Enhanced Education, Programs & New Preferred Suppliers

Major news is coming out of American Marketing Group, Inc.’s (AMG) global travel agent conference, currently being held in Boca Raton, Florida.
London Porsche

Explore London in a Porsche Boxter

Your clients can experience London like a VIP in a Porsche Boxter when booking The Curtain Suite at The Curtain Hotel and Members Club in Shoreditch.
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Secrets of the Two Travel Agent Household

If travel agents know one thing better than most other professionals, it’s that first-rate travel experiences never happen by accident.
Avoya Travel

Avoya Travel Plans for the Future

At the 11th annual Avoya Travel Conference, plans for Avoya’s future, which will be broken down into five phases through 2025, were announced.
Alaska Readers Choice Awards

Vote in Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards

It’s that time of year again—time to vote in the Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards.
Free FAMs Croatia Katarina Line Admiral Deluxe Cruiser

Free FAMs to Croatia + Extra Commission

Katarina Line is now offering free FAMs to agents + Extra Commission who travel with a companion on three of its Deluxe cruises in Croatia. 
Oyster Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten partially reopened on June 1. It's among several properties reopening in the Caribbean.

Still Recovering: Post-Hurricane Caribbean Updates

You keep coming across updates on the post-hurricane situation in the affected islands for one simple reason: The situation keeps evolving. Here's the latest on five island destinations from a Caribbean Tourism Organization news conference.
African Travel University

Learn How to Sell Africa with the New African Travel University

African Travel, Inc. has launched African Travel University.
Pleasant Holidays and Journese

Pleasant Holidays Offers $4,000 Bonus for Groups

Pleasant Holidays and Journese announced their Mexico Exclusive Enhanced Group Booking Bonus featuring a bonus up to $4,000 per booking in addition to normal group commission.
Saint Lucia Tourism Club Harbor

Saint Lucia Tourism Grows, Offers Special Agent Rates

After hitting record-setting numbers in 2017, current figures show continued robust growth of Saint Lucia's tourism sector, proving that the destination is an island vacation that appeals to a wide range of travelers.
The Beatles suite Edgewater

The Edgewater: The Beatles, Pearl Jam and Stunning Views

Seattle's Edgewater hotel is rock 'n' roll. The first music legends to walk through the doors, back in 1962, were The Beatles, and it's been a revolving door of musical icons ever since.
The Agencia Global team

Agencia Global is Ahead of the Curve

Agencia Global is empowering the travel agent by giving them access to world-class innovation, technology and competitive fares.
Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu Falls Central Holidays

Central Holidays Introduces Rio and Iguassu Falls Special

Central Holidays is offering discounted rates on a private itinerary exploring Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu Falls.
Alice Springs is one area of the Australian Outback where visitors can fly for free with the Tourism Northern Territory offer.

Fly Free to the Australian Outback

Australia's Tourism Northern Territory organization is helping U.S. travelers experience the Outback by offering free flights to the area. 
Negril is a popular tourist destination in Jamaica.

Jamaica: News for Travel Agents

During a pre-Caribbean Week NYC conversation, Donovan White, the recently appointed director of tourism of the Jamaican Tourist Board, discussed the growth of travel to Jamaica and more.
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Dates Announced

The opening dates have finally been announced for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney theme parks.
Visitors can enjoy a discounted stay at Walt Disney World on select days in June.

Disney World Welcomes Summer with Hotel Discounts

Walt Disney World is heralding in the start of summer by offering visitors special hotel deals and other extra perks on select days in June.

Meet CP Maxx: Cruise Planners’ Virtual Assistant for Agents

Agents, meet CP Maxx, who is here to help you run your business with the help of a virtual assistant.
Both Tunisia FAM trip itineraries travel roundtrip from Tunis.

Tunisia FAM Trip

Travel agents interested in exploring Tunisia can join Tours Specialists Inc. on a 6- or 8-day Tunisia FAM trip.
U by Uniworld Sell Three, Sail Free

Sell Three, Sail Free with U by Uniworld

U by Uniworld, a river cruise experience exclusively for travelers 21-45 years old, announced its first Sell Three, Sail Free promotion. 
Chateau Frontenac

Port of Quebec: A Bit of Europe in North America

After just a short conversation with Nancy Houley, director of cruise market development at the Port of Quebec, I wanted to pack my bags and head to “the most European-like city in North America.”
Rainer Jenss, president & founder of Family Travel Association, with his family.

Why Traveling Families Matter Most

Family Travel Association president and founder Rainer Jenss gives top reasons you should be selling family travel.
Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn Ovation: The Design Differential

When I stepped onto the newly launched Seabourn Ovation a few weeks ago it felt like embarking on a gorgeous luxury yacht, elegant and modern, tactile and inviting.
Carnival Horizon

Debut of Carnival Horizon

Streamers flew and cameras flashed as the godmother of the new Carnival Horizon, Queen Latifah, performed the official naming ceremony for the ship in New York City.
Bauhaus building in Dessau. Germany

Germany: A European Tourism Star

Germany is seeing an upward trend in visitor numbers, and there's an array of reasons for travelers to visit this European country.
Veterans

Free Admission for Veterans at Various Theme Parks

Agents, you can now get U.S. veterans on your roster free admission at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks through July 4, 2018.
Island Destinations

Island Destinations: Secret Sweepstakes

Island Destinations is rewarding travel agents with a Secret Sweepstakes to win a luxurious top-secret vacation.
Millennial & Gen Z Survey

Recommend’s Millennial & Gen Z Survey

Recommend’s Millennial and Gen Z Survey is putting the spotlight on Millennials and the generation that’s on their tails, the Gen Z crowd.
Las VEgas Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Launches Vegas to London Heathrow Service

Virgin Atlantic has announced a brand-new route between Las Vegas and London Heathrow set to launch March 2019.
The Undiscovered Florida guide introduces readers to cities like St. Augustine, America's oldest permanent European settlement.

Undiscovered Florida: Guide + Sweepstakes

Find out what natural hidden gems the Sunshine State has to offer through the Undiscovered Florida guide, and enter the sweepstakes for a $250 gift card.
Elite Room with balcony inside Casa de Campo Resort & Villas.

Casa de Campo Welcomes Agents with Extra Perks

Travel agents heading to the Dominican Republic can stay at the luxury Casa de Campo Resort & Villas at a discounted rate with extra perks. 
Coco Palm is one of several Saint Lucian properties offering discounts to Saint Lucia Expert course graduates.

Saint Lucia Experts Reap Rewards

With Recommend's Saint Lucia Expert course, you can not only learn about what the island has to offer, you can also reap sales rewards and benefits.
Brightline rail service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.

Brightline Rail Service Connects Major South Florida Cities

Traveling between south Florida's major cities will now be easier with new Brightline rail service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. 
Portugal FAMs with Tours Specialists Inc travel roundtrip from Lisbon.

Portugal FAMs Departing This Year

With weekly departures available throughout the year, Tours Specialists Inc. is offering Portugal FAMs with three different itineraries for travel agents. 
Margaritaville Resort

How You Can Better Sell Margaritaville Resorts

We chatted with Margaritaville Resorts CMO to find out what they're doing to attract you to closing those sales, and what education programs, incentives, and perks they might be offering agents.
Travel Impressions Asia

Travel Impressions Relaunches Asia Product

With more travelers requesting trips to destinations in Asia, Travel Impressions has recently relaunched its entire Asia portfolio to provide agents with a wider breadth of products in the area.
Las Vegas waldorf Astoria

Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas to Become Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts plans to convert the Mandarin Oriental on the Las Vegas Strip to the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas in August 2018.
Norwegian Bliss

Top 5 Experiences Aboard Norwegian Bliss

After making its debut in New York on May 3, 2018, Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Bliss made its way down to Miami where Recommend had the opportunity to hop on board and experience the newest member of the Norwegian fleet.
Disney Springs

Special First Responders Rates at Disney Springs Hotels

The First Responders Rates are being offered at seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. 
Saint Lucia Expert

Saint Lucia Properties Offer Agent Discounts

With Recommend’s Saint Lucia Expert course,you can not only learn about what the island has to offer, you can also reap sales rewards and benefits.
Carnival Legend Travel Agent Promo

Carnival Cruise Line: Travel Agent Promo

Carnival Cruise Line is running a travel agent promo that offers great rates for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom and waives non-commissionable fees for those guests.
Balinese Culture

Get Immersed in the Balinese Culture

Guests can now really immerse themselves in the Balinese culture and what daily life is like with Ayana Hotels' new Bali Cultural Experience package. 
Brendan Vacations

Brendan Vacations Unveils Enhanced Agent Portal

Brendan Vacations recently unveiled its redesigned website and enhanced travel agent portal,making it easier to find the right itinerary for every traveler.
Tahiti Airport

Tahiti: New Airlift

As if the gorgeous Islands of Tahiti weren’t enough in and of themselves to steal your clients away from their everyday life, there’s new air that might make the trip even more tempting.
India FAM

Explore India with Three New FAM Trips

Thinking of traveling to India? Well, Cox & Kings is now offering three new travel agent FAM trips, available now through September 2018.
Teacher Appreciation Month CIE Tours

Special Deal for Teachers to Tour Europe

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month, CIE Tours is offering a Teacher Appreciation Month Special to Ireland and the UK with reduced rates. 
Luxury Bahia Principe Hotels

Agents Win a Trip to a Luxury Bahia Principe Hotel

This month, an agent can win a 5-night escape to the Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia or a Luxury Bahia Principe Hotel of their choice
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