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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.
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Earn More Money for Bookings to England

Agents, you can now earn more money for your bookings to England.
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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.
Grand Wailea

Higher Commissions Available for Grand Wailea Bookings

Pleasant Holidays and Journese are offering travel agents higher commissions when they book clients on a trip to Grand Wailea on Maui's southwest coast. 
American Society of Travel Advisors

ASTA Changes Name to American Society of Travel Advisors

ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents, has changed its name to American Society of Travel Advisors.

Red Tide Affects Florida: Explore Fun Beyond the Beach

Red tide is affecting Florida Gulf Coast beaches, and possibly costing you some bookings, but we have a few suggestions for your clients to explore beyond the beach.
Independent by Liberty Travel- ILT

Independent by Liberty Travel Restructures Commissions, Fees

Nearly six months after its launch, host agency Independent by Liberty Travel (ILT) is creating new structures for commission splitting and annual fees.
millennial travel advisor

Samantha Schultz

After traveling around the world for over 30 years, Samantha Schultz, started Plan Your Perfect Vacation, a Cruse Planners franchise agency.
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Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel

Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel polled their 400+ employees and independent contractor travel advisors and shared their insights with us regarding Millennial and Gen Z Travel.
Kelly LaSlavic

Kelly LaSlavic

Kelly LaSlavic is an Arizona native who loves to escape the desert and experience the world through adventures and great eats.
Jacob Marek

Jacob Marek

Jacob Marek believes that travel has the power to profoundly change our perspective of the world.
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Cassandra Harris

Cassandra Harris is a travel agent for Accent on Travel in Richmond, Virginia where she manages the blog, "Travel Agent Diary," and gives helpful tips for prospective travel agents.
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Saint Lucia Offers Summer Promotion with Cash Prizes

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is inviting both travel agents and their clients to take part in the Saint Lucia Summer of Discovery promotion, which gives participants the chance to win cash prizes.
Blair Kochar

Blair Kochar

Blaire's career as a travel advisor was founded as a result of her love of traveling and passion to plan.

Allison Kobasky

Allison Kobasky is the owner and co-founder of Over The Moon Vacations, which she owns with her loving husband named Josh and playful pup, Buddy.
Costa Rica is one of several destinations highlighted in Central Holidays' "Top Ten Destinations" brochure.

Central Holidays Launches New Brochure with Agent Bonuses

Central Holidays is helping travel agents identify the best places to send their clients and rewarding them for booking trips to these locations with its new "Top Ten Destinations" brochure and the special booking bonus launched in celebration of the brochure's release.
Travel Impressions Karisma Hotels and Resorts

Travel Impressions, Karisma Offer August Promotion

Travel Impressions is offering discounts, resorts credits, and more when agents book their clients at select Karisma Hotels and Resorts during August.
Mazatlan travel site

New Mazatlan Travel Site

The Mazatlan Tourism Board has launched a new Mazatlan travel site for the travel industry, which will offer quick and easy access to tourism information.
Susan Farewell

Travel Advisor Corner: Where the Crowds Aren’t

One of the never-ending challenges our travel firm faces is sending clients to places that aren’t crowded.
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Travel Impressions Enhances Booking Capabilities

Travel Impressions has announced a deeper partnership with Trisept Solutions, a travel technology company, in an effort to enhance the ease of booking.
Avoya Travel

Avoya Partners with The Mark Travel Corporation

Avoya Travel has made a significant investment to expand its product portfolio through a new partnership with The Mark Travel Corporation.
Quintana Roo Tourism Board

Quintana Roo Launches New Tourism Board

Mexico's State of Quintana Roo—which encompasses 11 tourist destinations including Cancun and Cozumel—has launched the Quintana Roo Tourism Board.
Kempinski Hotels ASTA

Luxury Hotel Group Joins ASTA

Kempinski Hotels recently announced that it has joined the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Journese

Bonus Reward Points at Fairmont Hotels

This week, Journese announced its newest travel agent incentive for bookings made now through Aug. 31, 2018 for stays at various Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
Club Med

Club Med Launches Sales and Double Agent Points

Now through August, Club Med is offering new air-inclusive packages, double loyalty points for travel agents, and other special perks for travelers.
Renderings show the newly restored Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa.

St. Maarten Resorts Welcome Agents with Special Rates

After nearly a year of working to fully restore the Sonesta St. Maarten Resorts following damage done by Hurricane Irma, the company is inviting travel agents to visit both of its St. Maarten properties through the See For Yourself program.
Travel Impressions

31 Days of Giveaways with Travel Impressions

Travel Impressions' annual 31 Days of Giveaways promotion has officially begun and with it comes the opportunity for travel agents to win vacation stays around the world.
cyber safety

Cyber Safety in a Digital World

Here, we have a few tips for you on how you can keep your client's information safe, while conducting your business in a digital world. 
Nice, France will be the home base for agents' adventures throughout The Blue Walk French Riviera FAM.

French Riviera FAM

The Blue Walk is giving travel agents the opportunity to discover the French Riviera by foot with its latest FAM offering in the area.
Boucan-by-Hotel-Chocolat--Couple Saint Lucia Travel Agent Expert (SLEx) Program

Learn, Earn & Grow with the Revised Saint Lucia Travel Agent Expert (SLEx) Program

Designed to support your efforts and your business, the Saint Lucia Travel Agent EXPERT (SLEx) Program has been revised with an array of new benefits.
Susan Farewell

Travel Advisor Corner: Active Sightseeing

Today, there are countless ways to tour destinations actively. Very often, our clients come back saying these experiences were the highlight of their trips.