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AIC Hotel Group Debuts Podcast: This Job Sucks!

This Job Sucks! That's the name of AIC Hotel Group's first-of-its-kind podcast exclusively produced for the brand’s industry partners.
Italy FAM

Spring 2019 Italy FAM

Travel advisors planning their 2019 travels can now add a springtime Italy FAM to their schedule as and Journeys Connect Group Travel are joining forces to host an advisor trip to the Italian Riviera, Tuscany, and Rome.
Apple Vacations

Apple Vacations Launches MyAppleOnline

Come Nov. 19, Apple Vacations will launch its new booking engine/travel agent portal, MyAppleOnline, powered by VAX VacationAccess.
Disney Destinations

Disney Offers Advisors In-Person Educational Experiences

For travel advisors looking to familiarize themselves with the offerings of Disney's various brands, Disney Destinations regularly offers in-person educational experiences and site inspections.

AMResorts Expands in Europe After Agreement with Apple Leisure Group & Grupo Inversor Hesperia

AMResorts expands in Europe after an agreement between Apple Leisure Group (ALG) and Grupo Inversor Hesperia (GIHSA)—one of Spain's largest hotel groups.
Conrad Cartagena Journese

Journese Announces New Advisor Incentives

Journese has announced its latest travel advisor incentives for bookings made now through Dec. 28, 2018 at select hotel brands worldwide.

TRAVELSAVERS Announces 2019 Preferred Suppliers

TRAVELSAVERS has announced additions to its preferred supplier list for 2019. Among the new additions are AmaWaterways, Goway Travel, and several others.
Jr. suite accommodations at the TRS Turquesa by Palladium in Punta Cana.

What’s Hot with Caribbean Tour Packages?

If you want to know what’s selling like hotcakes in the Caribbean, the best people to ask would be executives at leading tour packagers that offer scores of destinations and hotels to a wide array of North American markets.

Travel Advisor Corner: Travel Mates Today

Here’s a sampling of the types of travel companions we’re seeing more and more of these days.
professional development

Join Perillo’s Professional Development Symposium in Tuscany

Perillo's Learning Journeys, a branch of Perillo Tours, is inviting travel advisors to a Professional Development Symposium taking place in Tuscany.
Khiri Travel

New Khiri Travel Website Showcases Responsible Tourism

Khiri Travel has unveiled its new website in hopes to inspire the travel trade industry, especially in regards to responsible tourism.
Rail Europe

Rail Travel: The Ease, the Comfort, the Local Immersion

Rail Europe gives you the FIVE reasons you should tell your clients to book travel by train.
Travel Advisor

30 Days of Thanks Brings Travel Advisor Incentives

Today, Nov. 1, marks the beginning of Travel Advisor Appreciation Month: 30 Days of Thanks launched by Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese. 

Uniworld Improves Travel Advisor Booking Tools

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection recently announced new technology enhancements to its River Currents travel advisor booking tool.
Avoya Travel Conference

Avoya Travel’s 2019 Conference Aboard Navigator of the Seas

Avoya Travel's 2019 Avoya Conference will be taking place on June 2-7 at the Hyatt Regency Miami and onboard the Navigator of the Seas.
AIC Hotel Group

AIC Kicks Off Enhanced Agent Training with Green Light Tour

AIC Hotel Group officially kicked off a new set of Green Light tour dates this week at a dance club in Plano, Texas, showing off the newly enhanced version of its existing agent training program.
Family Travel

Help Wanted: Great Family Seeks Great Family Travel Advisor

Are you up for a challenge? If so, Richard is looking for an A+ agent who can help him create great family travel plans for him and his three children.
Dream Vacations

Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. Announces New Technology & Partnerships

During the 2018 National Conference aboard the Norwegian Bliss, the company announced a new technology solution to allow its agents to book land vacations and add ease to the booking process, plus new brand partnerships.
Intrepid Group Antarctica

Intrepid Group Launches Its Biggest Agent Incentive of 2018

Intrepid Group is offering North American travel advisors the chance to win its biggest incentive of the year: a free spot on Intrepid Travel's 11-day Antarctica Explorer from Buenos Aires trip.
Caribbean Tour Operators

Why these Caribbean Tour Operators Are Popular with Travel Advisors

The first follow-up question for the executives quoted in Recommend's November issue was about why these Caribbean tour operators are popular with travel advisors.

Travel Advisors: Sell with Confidence

There are several kinds of industry certifications out there, but this unique nine-course program provides expertise and education only the world's largest association of travel professionals can provide.
Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line Redesigns Travel Agent Finder

Carnival Cruise Line is launching a completely redesigned version of its popular Travel Agent Finder.
Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Group Launches New Advisor Rewards Program

Scenic Group, parent organization of cruise companies Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Waterways, has unveiled a new travel advisor rewards program
Collette Travel Agent Network

Join Collette on Facebook with Advisor-Only Group

Collette launched a new Facebook group designed to help travel advisors keep up with the latest industry news, travel trends, incentives, and offers.
G Adventures

G Adventures Launches Change Makers Challenge

G Adventures has announced the launch of the Change Makers Challenge, a new incentive program for travel advisors aimed at highlighting their role in changing people's lives through tourism.
Zegrahm Expeditions

Bonus Commission Incentive With Zegrahm

Zegrahm Expeditions is offering a brand-new bonus commission incentive for travel advisors: $250 pp bonus commission when booking new guests on select 2019 expeditions.
Pleasant Holidays Hotel Recommendation Tool

Pleasant Holidays Launches New Hotel Recommendation Tool

Pleasant Holidays launched a new online Hotel Recommendation Tool designed to facilitate comparisons of multiple vacation packages and hotels.  
LGBT family travel

LGBT Family Travel Report from the FTA Summit

LGBT family travel—here are some tips for selling this growing market segment.
dream vacations group registration

Dream Vacations Groups Registration Tool Enhancements

Dream Vacations has enhanced the Dream Vacations Groups Registration tool to accept credit card payments within an online groups registration platform.
Acqualina Resort & Spa

Acqualina Launches New Website with Special Incentives

Acqualina Resort & Spa has introduced a newly designed website offering new tools for travel advisors and their clients, as well as special incentives.
Travel Bound

TravelBound Reaffirms Commitment to Travel Advisors

TravelBound, which will be launching a new website, booking platform, and more, is committed to the travel agent community.
Booking with A Reputable Tour Operator

6 Tips on Making Sure You’re Booking with A Reputable Tour Operator

If you're wondering if the bookings you're making are safe for your client, here are six tips on how you can make sure you're booking with a reputable tour operator.
Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman

Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman Offers Agent Rates

After a multiyear, top-to-bottom renovation, the new Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman will relaunch next month, and is offering increased commission.

TravelCar Offers Commissionable Parking

TravelCar has launched a platform that allows travel advisors to book commissionable parking for clients at airports, seaports, train stations and city centers in more than 50 countries.
Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises Unveils Guest Experience Enhancements

Oceania Cruises has unveiled a suite of new guest service enhancements as part of the line’s OceaniaNEXT initiative.
Delta Vacations University

Delta Vacations: Commitment to the Travel Agent Community

Offering an array of educational sessions for the travel agent community, the 2-day Delta Vacations University, in its 25th year, just wrapped up, and Recommend got the 4-1-1 on new goings-on at Delta Vacations.
Win a Sailing with Carnival

Win a Sailing with Carnival Cruise Line

Agents, you can now win a sailing with Carnival Cruise Line through the "Choose Fun! Emoji Contest" starting today through Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
Avoya Travel Agency Dashboard

Avoya Launches New Agency Dashboard

Avoya Travel launched the Avoya Agency Dashboard to give Independent Agencies insights into their agencies' performance that were never available before.
Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand to Host Training Roadshows

Travel advisors looking to increase their New Zealand bookings can learn more about the 2-island nation during one the training roadshows scheduled for this October.
Pleasant Holidays Journese

Pleasant Holidays Adds Cruise Vacation Protection Plan

Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand Journese announced the addition of Cruise Vacation Protection Plan Plus to their vacation coverage product line.
Travel Leaders Network

Travel Leaders Network to Host Second Annual Sales Expos

Travel Leaders Network recently announced plans for its second annual series of Sales Expos heading to four major cities across the U.S.
Radisson Hotel Group

Book-Spin-Win with Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group launched its Book-Spin-Win online promotion as part of the introduction of its newly re-branded business loyalty program.
earn more

Earn More Money for Bookings to England

Agents, you can now earn more money for your bookings to England.
affluent client

Notes from Virtuoso Travel Week: Engaging the Affluent Client

Do you know what luxury travel means to today’s affluent clients? Do you know where they want to travel? We got answers to these questions at last month’s 30th annual Virtuoso Travel Week.
Travel Advisor: The Importance of Fees

Travel Advisor Corner: Charge Ahead: The Importance of Fees

The smart travel advisors have survived and thrived by charging fees that cover access to their extensive knowledge, ongoing research, booking and more.
Blue Diamond Resorts

Travel Impressions + Blue Diamond Resorts = September Supplier Offer

Travel Impressions has partnered with select Blue Diamond Resorts for it's September 2018 Supplier of the Month offer.
USTOA Travel Together Month

USTOA to Launch September Only Perks for Advisors

The United States Tour Operators Association’s (USTOA) Travel Together Month kicks off Sept. 1 with exclusive incentives for travel agents and consumers.

 Allianz Improves Benefits for Travel Disruptions

With millions of American travelers affected by travel disruptions every year, Allianz Global Assistance is aiming to make the process of navigating delays in travel and baggage a little easier with the launch of its new SmartBenefits.

Virtuoso: Enhancing Advisor Productivity

Virtuoso has a few new tools that will enhance advisor productivity and profitability in the coming months and year, including Virtuoso Orchestrator.
Melia Hotels International

MELIA PRO Offers Up to 20 Percent Discount on Corporate Bookings

MeliaPRO, Melia Hotels International’s travel industry professionals’ portal, offers unbeatable incentives with commissions, a loyalty program and competitive prizes. Through the MELIA PRO platform, professionals save up to 20 percent on bookings, while accessing the lowest prize guaranteed.
The Travel Institute

The Travel Institute Launches Educational Partnership with Royal Caribbean

The Travel Institute (TTI) is launching a new collaboration with Royal Caribbean International to support travel agents’ continued education.
Intrepid Group

Intrepid Group Brings Back Largest Agent Incentive

Intrepid Group is bringing back its largest incentive, encouraging agents to sell its products in order to earn a dollar value off any of its over 1,500 tours.