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Turkey FAM

8-Day Turkey FAM

Travel agents interested in exploring Istanbul and beyond can join Tours Specialists Inc. on an 8-day Turkey FAM.
The master bedroom in the Scone & Crombie Suite at The Balmoral. (Photo courtesy of The Balmoral Hotel.)

Edinburgh’s Top Suite Gets a Makeover at The Balmoral Hotel

One of Edinburgh's top suites, the luxurious Scone & Crombie, gets a makeover at The Balmoral Hotel. This suite is...
Scenic Adventures Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Adventures: Northwest Passage and the White Sea

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has expanded its scenic adventure list of itineraries on board the Scenic Eclipse for the 2019/2020 season. This Northwest Passage and Russia's White Sea.
Fanad Head Lighthouse. Co. Donegal, Ireland. Experiential Tours

Delta Vacations: Experiential Tours

How does a Phuket cooking class sound? Or a tour of an organic farm in Italy? What about a dim sum tour in Hong Kong? Delta Vacations has added several fun-filled experiential tours.

New Family-Friendly Trips Added to Pleasant Holidays

New family-friendly trip destinations in the U.S. and Canada have been added to Pleasant Holidays' portfolio. These new destinations...
Orlando Agentpalooza

It’s Carnival’s Agentpalooza in California

Carnival Cruise Line will visit agents on its festival-inspired Agentpalooza bus tour from June 11-14 with stops throughout Southern California.
W Amman

W Amman Opens—The First W Hotels Worldwide in Jordan

W Ammam, W Hotels Worldwide first property in Jordan is now open for bookings in the up and coming downtown neighborhood of Abdali. 
Cayman Islands The dock at Rum Point - Photo Credit, Will Burrard-Lucas

Why Cayman Islands Tourism Has Surged

The news that U.S. arrivals in the Cayman Islands were up 13.44 percent in 2017—definitely a stand-out in the Caribbean region—made this reporter eager for more details.
Azamara Club Cruises agent tools

Azamara’s New Agent Tools & Voyage Giveaway

Azamara Club Cruises has launched its Travel Agent Appreciation month for April, which includes new agent tools to help sell Azamara; a voyage giveaway; and an onboard credit promotion that runs through April 28.
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

Hard Rock: Amplifying the Hotel Experience

Hard Rock is amplifying the hotel experience with new amenities, souped-up suites and new properties, making it so much easier for your clients to holler, "I want to feel like a rock star; sign me up."
Barcelo Maya Grand Resort Cash Incentive

Cash Incentive + Client Savings with Travel Impressions

You can save your clients up to 46 percent on top of additional resort discounts at select Barcelo Hotel Group properties throughout Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Sandals Resort's new travel agent rewards program debuted on April 5, 2018.

Sandals Resorts Debuts New Commission Program

Sandals Resorts International is rolling out its new commission program for travel agents—Points to Paradise—effective today, April 5, 2018.
River Cruise FAM

Summer River Cruise FAM and AmaWaterways are teaming up to bring travel agents on a river cruise FAM through Switzerland, France and Germany.
Insight Vacations summer savings

Insight Vacations Summer Savings

This month, Insight Vacations is celebrating its 40th anniversary and rolling out summer savings in honor of the milestone.
Affordable luxury at Jaya House River Park lobby

Affordable Luxury in Cambodia

There's a new gem in Cambodia that offers affordable luxury—the kind of place your eco-minded clients will swoon over.
Tahiti Pleasant Holidays and Journese

New Agent Incentive Includes Tahiti Trip

Pleasant Holidays and Journese launched a travel agent incentive that includes a grand prize trip for two to Tahiti valued at approximately $4,790.
Egypt FAM

7-Day Egypt FAM

With weekly departures scheduled now through September 2018, Foreign Independent Tours is taking travel agents on Egypt FAM trips.
Pearl Seas Cruises Cuba

Pearl Seas Cruises Offers Increased Commission

Pearl Seas Cruises recently announced a new 20 percent commission rate for travel agents booking their clients on the line's Fall 2018 Cuba sailings. 
The Ridge At Playa Grande is one of several properties offering deals for travelers looking to spend their tax refund on travel.

Travel Deals Worthy of Your Tax Refund Dollars

From the national parks of Africa to the beaches of Mexico, here are a few of the travel deals cropping up around the world just in time for tax season.
CLIA new agents

Professional Development for New Agents

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has partnered with Avoya Travel to offer professional development opportunities for new agents.
Apple Leisure Group and Mark Travel

Apple Leisure Group and Mark Travel to Merge

Apple Leisure Group and Mark Travel have signed a definitive agreement to join forces to create an integrated leisure travel and technology solutions company.
LEX-Suite-Centerfield-Living-Room NYC

Home Run: The Lexington NYC

Yankees fans, listen up: The Lexington NYC is offering guests the opportunity to hit a grand slam with its exclusive Home Run Package.
Travel agents will visit the Taj Mahal and more on this 7-day India FAM.

Transformative India FAM

Culture Holidays India is taking travel agents on an India FAM that not only showcases a destination, but is also aimed at helping agents achieve success.
Nitmiluk Gorge in Australia’s Northern Territory. (Tourism NT)

Travel Talk: The Right Tools for You

Helping you sell travel means providing you with the right tools—everything from new agent portals to online training modules.
Seabourn's Extraordinary Opportunity Event offers travelers added values on select sailings. (Photo courtesy of Seabourn.)

Seabourn’s Extraordinary Opportunity Event

Seabourn unveiled its Extraordinary Opportunity Event, featuring savings and value-added amenities on select cruises from its fleet of intimate, all-suite ships.
Danube River Cruise FAM

12-Day Danube River Cruise FAM

This summer, travel agents can explore seven countries in 12 days on a Danube River cruise FAM with Sterling Vacations.
tax refund Eden Roc Miami Beach

All-Inclusive Properties Offer Deals For Tax Refund Season

Whether your clients have already filed their taxes or are waiting until the very last minute, these tax season deals are reason enough for them to use those extra tax refund dollars from Uncle Sam on their next vacation.
One Bedroom Harbourfront Suite at the Warwick Paradise Island-Bahamas.

Warwick Paradise Island Offers Spring Promotion

The Warwick Paradise Island-Bahamas is welcoming spring by offering savings on nightly rates through the Paradise Spring Fever Savings.
Views of Eastwind's Lushna Cabin. (Photo courtesy of Eastward Hotel & Bar.)

1920s Bunk House Revamped as Mountainside Boutique Hotel

A new boutique hotel will be opening in the Catskills of New York in Wyndham—a 2-hour drive from New York City—this June. 
Costa Rica FAM

All-Inclusive Costa Rica FAM

Sunnyland Tours is offering agents the opportunity to join in on the company's Costa Rica FAM with daily departures available now through December 2020. 
The Great LEGO Race will transform the existing Project X roller coaster into a high-octane, virtual reality (VR) experience. (Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND.)

Virtual Reality Rollercoaster at Legoland Florida Resort

Virtual reality (VR) technology combined with the thrills of a rollercoaster is what your clients can expect when heading to Legoland Florida Resort this summer. 
Iceland, Godafoss at sunset, beautiful waterfall, long exposure Tauck

Tauck: 25 Years & Growing Bigger

Tauck might be celebrating 25 years at sea, but it’s not resting on its laurels, with plans to add itineraries and ships.
Fenway Hotel's Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar.

A Florida Original is Back

Originally opened in 1927, the 83-room Fenway Hotel, a Florida original known for playing host to notable musicians, will open its doors this September.
VIA Rail Canadian Higher Commission Rates

Higher Commission Rates on the Rails

Vacations By Rail is launching its new Preferred Program to provide travel agencies with higher commission rates, bonuses, educational resources and more.
CroisiEurope guests will sail aboard the RV African Dream on the cruise line's new land-and-cruise package in Africa.

CroisiEurope Launches African Product With Discounts

CroisiEurope recently launched its first-ever African product, and now your clients can enjoy discounts on select fall and winter departures. 
Travelers can spot polar bears on this Arctic expedition. (Photo credit: John Shaw, courtesy of TravelWild Expeditions.)

An Off-the-Beaten Path Arctic Safari

TravelWild Expeditions, a small ship company for travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations, has introduced its 12-day Arctic Safari.
Amanvari Aman Mexico

Aman, Mexico: Twosome Made in Heaven

Amanvari, located in the Eastern Cape of the Baja Peninsula, will debut in Mexico in 2020. It will be the country's first Aman property.
Iceland happiest place

Celebrate the Happiest Places

Today is International Happiness Day, and the happiest places on earth are Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland.
Views of Guatemala Tikal Main Plaza. (Photo courtesy of Tara Tours.)

Take a Guatemala Travel Agent Adventure

Agents, mark your calendars for the Guatemala Travel Agent Adventure taking place June 7-14, 2018 with Tara Tours.
Recommend Education Center

The New Recommend Education Center

The Recommend Education Center is getting revamped and will launch with a new look April 2.
Georgia FAM

9-Day Georgia FAM

Panorama Travels is hosting a Georgia FAM for travel agents looking to discover this unique country located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia.
Lobby at Cheeca Lodge & Spa.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa Reopens

Located in Islamorada, the 27-acre Cheeca Lodge & Spa is reopening on March 30 after a 6-month closure due to the impact of Hurricane Irma.
Royal Caribbean travel agent commission

Royal Caribbean Changes Travel Agent Commission Policy

Royal Caribbean has made changes to its commissions distribution, which will benefit a travel agent whose clients redeem Future Cruise Certificates.

New CEO at Sandals Resorts International

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has a new CEO: industry veteran Gebhard F. Rainer.
Carnival Sunshine.

Be A Hero with Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line is giving agents the opportunity to offer specially priced cabin upgrades to their booked clients with its new "Be the Hero" program.
The city of Granada and its colorful cathedral are just some of what agents will see on this Nicaragua FAM trip.

Best of Nicaragua FAM

For travel agents who want to see the highlights of Nicaragua but are also short on time, Sunny Land Tours is offering a Best of Nicaragua FAM. 
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Avalon Waterways Ships: “Suite” View

Avalon Waterways will introduce a new Suite Ship in 2019, the Avalon Envision, marking the company’s 13th Suite Ship in Europe.
Central Holidays Greece

Selling Central Holidays: New Tools for Agents

Keep these key elements top of mind when selling Central Holidays
Casablanca, Morocco

10-Day Morocco FAM Trip

Foreign Independent Tours is offering travel agents the opportunity to explore Morocco on 10-day FAM trips departing throughout 2018.
Views of Hotel Paseo's Backyard Lawn. (Photo Credit: Daniel Collopy.)

Hotel Paseo Opens in Palm Desert California

Hotel Paseo, a Marriott Autograph Collection, in Palm Desert, California opened its doors this week.
Nitmiluk Gorge is one of several places travelers can visit in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Australia’s Outback Pays Back Agents For New Bookings

With the latest promotions from the Northern Territory of Australia, it literally pays to book clients on a trip to The Outback. 
Surfari Water Park

New Waterpark at Disney World-Area Hotel

The Grove Resort & Spa, a Disney World-area hotel, has debuted a waterpark.