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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is one of several resorts participating in Travel Impressions' promotions for March.

Travel Impressions’ March-Only Bonuses

Throughout the month of March, Travel Impressions is offering both travel agents and their clients a variety of bonuses for booking at select resorts.
Agents on the Sterling Vacations Douro River cruise FAM will sail roundtrip from Porto.

Douro River Cruise FAM

Agents looking to explore Portugal via one of its most popular waterways can hop on a Sterling Vacations Douro River cruise FAM departing on various dates throughout May 2018. 
Carnival Breeze Carnival Conversations

Carnival Conversations With Travel Agents

Seven Carnival Conversations events featuring a panel of Carnival executives planned through November 2018. 
Winter landscape with travelers silhouettes at sunset.

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Recommend’s Travel Trends Survey

Recommend wants your help in determining today’s travel trends.
Travel Leaders Network

Travel Leaders Network to Host First-Ever Sales Expos Across the Country

Travel Leaders Network has announced plans for its first-ever Sales Expos.

Win a Bucket List-Worthy Trip With Exodus Travels

Travel agents work hard all year to book their clients on the vacation of their dreams, and now Exodus Travels is giving agents a chance to do the same for themselves with a game of Bucket List Bingo.
The L.A. Insider program aims to help travel professionals sell L.A. like a local.

Become an L.A. Insider With New Agent Training

This week, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) launched L.A. Insider, a new online training tool for travel trade professionals offering tips on how to better sell the city and stay up-to-date with its latest offerings.

Uniworld Updates Agent Training Program

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is marking the 2018 Wave Season with significant changes and enhancements to its comprehensive agent training program, Uniworld University, along with additional perks for agents who become certified Uniworld specialists. 
The sun deck of American Cruise Line's American Constellation, sailing this year in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

American Cruise Lines Helps Agents With Group Bookings

American Cruise Lines is looking to help travel agents and tour operators booking their clients on group trips aboard its vessels with the addition of Group Coordinators to its sales team.
Independent by Liberty Travel

Independent by Liberty Travel Launches

Liberty Travel is expanding with the launch of Independent by Liberty Travel, a group of agents that are independent, yet part of the expansive Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) family.
Guests enjoying brunch doing a bus tour with U by Uniworld. (Photo courtesy of U by Uniworld.)

The Bachelor Sails with U by Uniworld + Selling Tips

Tonight's "The Bachelor" episode, which airs on ABC, will be featuring the cast sailing with U by Uniworld. Here are tips on how to make this episode beneficial for you.
G Adventures' 4-month campaign features perks and prizes for top-selling agents.

G-Normous Prizes Up For Grabs With G Adventures

Small-group tour operator G Adventures is giving travel agents some 'G-Normous' perks and prizes in a 4-month campaign running now through April 30, 2018
The Wellness Tourism Association will serve as a network for professionals in this sector of the travel industry.

Booming Wellness Tourism Industry Launches New Organization

Wellness tourism is a booming sector of the travel industry and now it comes with its own professional organization: the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA).
Both travelers and agents can benefit from the Warwick Paradise Island-Bahamas' special promotions for stays throughout 2018.

Bahamas Resort Offers Promotions With Increased Commissions

The adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island-Bahamas is enticing would be visitors and travel agents with special discounts and increased commissions for travel throughout 2018.

Travel Impressions: The Year of Helping Agents Be Successful

When I asked Travel Impressions president Scott Wiseman what's new during a conversation at The New York Times Travel Show, he had plenty of answers.

Increase Your Sweden Bookings—Visit Sweden Webinar

Increase your bookings in Sweden and enter for a chance to win a $250 gift card by attending an exclusive webinar where Magnus Lindbergh, head of travel trade for Visit Sweden, will give the inside scoop on this Scandinavian country.

Cox & Kings Expands Travel Agent Support

In an effort to bolster relationships within the travel agencies and luxury travel advisors, tour operator Cox & Kings has expanded its U.S. sales team.
Central Holidays

Central Holidays’ Travel Agent Seminar Series

Central Holidays is offering a travel agent seminar series.

TTC Launches New Travel Portal

In an effort to make the lives of travel agents and their clients easier, The Travel Corporation (TTC) has launched My Travel Portal (MTP), a new online initiative aimed at streamlining the process of booking and managing trips.

Collette to Host Webinar on Commission Rebating

For years Collette has protected travel professionals and their commissions through its no discounting strategy. Now the tour operator is hosting a webinar designed to help agents overcome the issue of commission rebating.
Interacting with giraffes is one activity agents can look forward to on this Kenya FAM trip.

And the Kenya Authorized Travel Specialist FAM Winners Are…

After sifting through hundreds of applications, the Kenya Tourism Board has chosen the winners of a free FAM trip to Kenya scheduled for Feb. 24 through March 4, 2018.
The U.S. Department of State will use new methods to keep U.S. citizens up to date on safety issues abroad.

Travel Advisories Now Issued for Each Individual Country

The U.S. Department of State has changed the way it will communicate with U.S. citizens abroad with the launch of Travel Advisories and Alerts to replace the previously used Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, Emergency Messages and Security Messages.
Help your clients tie the knot on a Carnival cruise and receive increased commissions.

Ring the Carnival Cruise Wedding Bells With Increased Commissions

Wedding bells are ringing aboard Carnival Cruise Line, and agents who book their clients' nuptials during Carnival's Wave Season will now receive increased commissions.
Apple Vacations' expanded social media resources include guidelines for posting across multiple platforms.

Apple Vacations Expands Social Media Resources With Ready-Made Posts

In a world that increasingly turns to social media for information, Apple Vacations is helping travel agents stand out on these platforms with its expanded offering of social media resources, including ready-to-use digital content and tools.
Cordoba is one of several cities that agents can discover on a FAM trip to Spain.

Spain FAM Trips Scheduled for 2018

With weekly departures scheduled throughout all of 2018, Tours Specialists is giving travel agents ample opportunity to discover Spain on one of its many FAM trips. 
Agencia Global

Agencia Global Gives Power Back to the Agent

Travel agents now have a new tool at their disposal: Agencia Global.
Club Med's Great Agents Loyalty Program includes new features and enhanced benefits for agents.

Club Med Introduces New Travel Agent Loyalty Program

Agents booking clients at select Club Med properties can now take advantage of new features and enhanced benefits through the recently launched Great Agents Loyalty Program. 
Featured here is one of six villas by Bluefields Bay Country Retreat on the Sea, where agents can received increased commissions for booking clients this holiday season.

Increased Commissions for Holiday Getaways in Jamaican Villas

There's still time to book clients on a last minute holiday getaway to Jamaica, and with the newest offer from Bluefields Bay Country Retreat on the Sea, you can receive increased commissions just for doing so.
Italy is one of many destinations where agents can book their clients on a GOGO Vacations itinerary.

GOGO Vacations Unveils $10,000 Special Award Incentive

GOGO Vacations is ending 2017 with its highest incentive to date: a singular prize of $10,000 awarded to one (very) lucky agent.
Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas is offering increased commissions now through all of 2018.

Increased Commissions For Adults-Only Resort in The Bahamas

The adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas is enticing agents to book their clients at the Nassau property with increased commissions in effect now through all of 2018.

The Travel Corporation Expands Agent Academy Course Offerings

Launched in February 2017, The Travel Corporation's TTC Agent Academy is expanding with the addition of a new online course.
Exodus Travels launched its first online agent training platform.

Exodus Travels Launches Agent Certification Course With Contest

For the first time ever, Exodus Travels has launched its own online agent training platform: the Exodus Expert Program.
India is one of several countries where Travel Impressions has expanded its offerings.

Travel Impressions’ Semi-Relaunch, Part 2

Advances in Travel Impressions' technology, agent education, and customer care were not the only topics at the company's recent Best of the Best meeting. Another change has been the expansion of destinations and experiences, such as single- and multi-day tours, available to agents.
Agents will learn about Insight Vacations destinations like Ireland and more at the company's learn and earn events.

Insight Vacations to Host Learn & Earn Series Around the U.S.

Insight Vacations is hitting the road and visiting several cities around the U.S. to host its learn and earn series helping agents discover how they can earn big by selling with Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold journeys. 
Agents have several options to experience an American Queen Steamboat Company voyage with upcoming FAM trips.

American Queen Steamboat Company Offers December FAMs

Agents who have previously booked their clients on a trip with American Queen Steamboat Company, can join in on one of the voyages themselves with the company's FAM rate offers for December 2017. 
Iberostar is making it easier for agents to book clients at its properties with a new online booking engine.

Iberostar Launches Online Booking Engine With 15% Commission Promo

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts launched—a new online booking engine for travel agents—and for a limited time is offering higher commissions on new bookings.
Agents can learn about the American Queen Steamboat Company through the online certification program.

American Queen Steamboat Company Launches Agent Certification Program

Agents looking to become experts on the offerings of the American Queen Steamboat Company can now do so through the Steam Boat Academy, an online travel agent certification program. 
Information on the newly designed website can only be accessed via login, making it a website truly for travel agents.

Carnival Cruise Line Redesigns Travel Agent Website

Carnival Cruise Line has redesigned, the company's travel agent online resource, after an extensive process of collecting feedback from travel agents on how to improve the website.

VacationCRM Integrates with Recommend EDU Travel Agent Specialist Platform

New functionality adds automatic rewards tracking.
Contiki's latest travel agent contest is part of the company's Travel Makes Better Humans campaign.

Contiki Launches Contest for Agents

Contiki has launched a contest for travel agents as part of its new Travel Makes Better Humans campaign, which focuses on the positive impact that travel has on young people.
Top-sellers can win a trip to Tahiti as part of Pleasant Holidays and Journese's new incentive program.

Pleasant Holidays and Journese Give Thanks with Special Award Incentives

Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, have announced the beginning of their Travel Advisor Appreciation Month: 30 Days of Thanks, which will bring special award incentives to its top sellers.

Travel Impressions Gears Up to Improve Group Business

Travel Impressions has teamed up with Softrip Travel Solutions, a provider of technology solutions for tour and group operators, in an effort to create advanced technology customized to improve Travel Impressions' handling of agents' group business.
The latest addition to the Anguilla Tourist Board's website will help agents in planning their clients' vacations to the island.

Anguilla Tourist Board Launches Post-Irma Recovery Website

With many left wondering about the status of tourism in the Caribbean after hurricanes impacted the area, the Anguilla Tourist Board has launched a special landing page on its website to keep everyone up to date on how the island is recovering.
Agents on the Tara Tours FAM trip in Peru will explore the Amazon on a river cruise.

FAM Through Peruvian Amazon

Tara Tours is offering agents the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the Amazon on a seven-day/six-night FAM trip in Peru.