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World-class Hospitality with Eastern Charm
March 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST | China Eastern Airlines

Booking flights to China or Asia? Having difficulty in choosing the right airline and best itinerary to satisfy your tough clients? Or just interested to explore exotic cultures on your own?

Please join our China Eastern Airlines webinar and learn more than you expected, not just about their most updated product and service, but also their role as a true global connector between the East and West.

Register now to explore more with China Eastern Airlines.

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Multi-Generational & Group Travel at Kā`anapali Beach Hotel
March 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST | Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel

Kā`anapali Beach Hotel is the ideal spot for families and small groups to come together. Join our webinar to discover why its oceanfront location and lush grounds provide the perfect backdrop for multi-generational family groups, wedding groups, family reunions, small incentive groups, annual meetings and more.

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Star Clippers Offers BOGO Savings on Three Itineraries
Available for a limited time. | Star Clippers

Star Clippers cruise line has announced buy one get one savings on three itineraries starting from $659 per person. The special pricing is valid for all new bookings on any of these seven-night cruises:

April 29-May 6, 2017: Explore Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia from Phuket to Singapore, starting at $659 per person on the Star Clipper.

June 3-June 10, 2017: Sail the Eastern Mediterranean from Athens to Istanbul, starting at $819 per person on the Star Flyer.

September 2-September 9, 2017: Tour islands along the west bound Indonesian route round-trip from Bali, starting at $679 per person on the Star Clipper.

The Star Clippers fleet provides tall ships that sail with a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Each ship offers spacious accommodations, expansive decks with two swimming pools, informal dining, tropical bars and piano lounges. These ships visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and while offering passengers the amenities of a private yacht.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, sail with 170 passengers each and a crew of 74. Royal Clipper sails with 227 passengers and a crew of 106. 

To book, call 800-442-0551 or visit www.starclippers.com

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Emerald Waterways Offers 2018 River Cruises at 2017 Prices
Available through April 30 | Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways has opened their 2018 season bookings with a special pricing deal. Travelers who book any 2018 sailing before April 30 will pay 2017 fares and receive an additional $1,000 discount per couple on sailings of 15 days or longer, and $500 dollars per couple on sailings of 8-14 days. 

In addition, guests who book a Panorama Balcony, Grand Balcony or Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite on any 2017 European itinerary will receive free round-trip airfare to Europe if booked by March 31. Guests booking a stateroom will be eligible for a reduced airfare rate of $795 per person. 

As part of Emerald’s inclusive pricing plan, cruise fares include:

  • All transfers
  • All on board and some on-shore meals
  • Unlimited tea and coffee; wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water in cabins
  • Continental breakfasts
  • Pre-dinner canapes and after-dinner treats in top suites   
  • Complimentary on board WiFi
  • Most short excursions 
  • All on board and excursion gratuities 

The 2017 river cruising season will introduce three new additions to Emerald Waterways bringing Emerald’s total fleet to seven. The three ships include: The Emerald Destiny on the Rhine and Danube Rivers, The Emerald Liberte in France and The Emerald Radiance in Portugal. Emerald Waterways will also introduce new itineraries on Portugal’s Douro River and France’s Rhone and Saone Rivers

To book, call 855-222-3214 or visit www.emeraldwaterways.com

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Fathom Announces Savings for Cruises to Cuba
Available through March 31, 2017. | Fathom

Fathom, one of Carnival Corporation’s 10 cruise brands, has announced significant savings for deluxe staterooms for its week-long cruises to Cuba.

Travelers who book by March 31 for Fathom’s cruises to Cuba between March 5 and May 28 can save up to 28 percent off the standard rate. Choices feature:

  • Premium balcony staterooms starting from $2,999 with an additional $150 shipboard credit.
  • Ocean view staterooms starting from $2,499 with a $75 shipboard credit. 

Shipboard credits can be redeemed for a treatment at Fathom’s full-service spa, dinner at the ships specialty restaurant or on any item from one the on board retail stores. 

The new offer follows Fathom’s recent announcement that allowed travelers to book six upcoming voyages known as the “Cultures of Caribbean” for $399 that will visit the Dominican Republic and Santiago de Cuba. 

Prices for ocean view and balcony staterooms to Cuba from March 5 to May 8 start at $2,499 and $2,999 per person based on double occupancy and includes all meals on the ship, lunch while in the three ports, on board experiences and select on-shore activities. To secure a spot on a future sailing, a non-refundable $600 per person deposit is required at the time of the booking and final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

For more information, call Fathom toll-free at 1-855-932-8466 or visit www.Fathom.org

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Journese Enhances Travel Package to Tahiti With $50 Booking Bonus
Advisors can earn bonus commission when booking a vacation to French Polynesia by April 30, 2017 for travel through December 31. | Journese

Journese, the luxury brand of Pleasant Holidays, recently announced it is enhancing its “Future Travel Credit Offer” to Tahiti with a $50 per booking travel agent incentive to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original overwater bungalows in Tahiti. 

Advisors can earn bonus commission when booking a vacation to French Polynesia by April 30, 2017 for travel through December 31. The bonus commission is valid when booking an overwater bungalow in any of Tahiti’s islands, including Bora Bora and Moorea. Qualifying bookings also include Paul Gauguin Tahiti cruise bookings with pre and post stays in an overwater bungalow on any island. Additionally, for reservations made by February 28 and for travel through Dec. 31, travelers will receive a future travel credit up to $500 to use for their next vacation to any destination Journese offers.  

When the travelers redeem their future travel credit, travel advisors will earn 500 bonus TRIP Points. Travelers can also take advantage of Journese’ $998 airfare to Tahiti, valid for bookings made by Feb. 28 for travel April 1 through June 22.

“This is the perfect time to book dream vacations or romantic honeymoons to Bora Bora or Moorea,” said Amy Comparato, brand director for Journese, in a written release. “We are pleased to reward our travel advisors with bonus commission and TRIP points, while also providing value to the traveler with a future travel credit and special airfare, making the destination attainable as we handcraft memorable journeys.”

Visit www.journese.com

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Viking Offers Free Air on Penthouse Verandahs
Available through February 28.
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Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises is offering guests free air when they book a Penthouse Veranda and above when booking a 15-day Viking Homelands cruise through February 28. 

The booking applies to departures April through September 2017, and offers free Economy air on Penthouse Verandas and above, and free Business Class on Explorer Suites and above. Air prices are per person based on cruise or cruise tour check-in date and include transfers. Additional gateways are available.

The Viking Homelands itinerary sails Scandinavia and the Baltic, visiting eight countries and discovering Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Copenhagen, Bergen and more.

Visit www.vikingcruises.com

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Pleasant Holidays Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Overwater Bungalows in Tahiti With Bonus Commissions
Valid through April 30. | Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays recently announced a $50 per booking travel agent incentive to celebrate the 50th anniversary of overwater bungalows in Tahiti

The bonus commission is valid on new bookings made by April 30 for travel through December 31 for all destinations in Tahiti, including Bora Bora and Moorea. 

Reservations must include a stay in an overwater bungalow to receive the bonus commission. Agents receive $50 per booking for each qualified booking with no maximum bonus limit per agent or agency. 

This bonus commission is in addition to the point-of-sale commission on Tahiti vacation package bookings and Tahiti cruise packages on Paul Gauguin Cruises and Windstar Cruises that include a pre- or post-cruise stay in an overwater bungalow.

In addition to the $50 bonus commission for agents, Pleasant Holidays is offering $600 off per booking on air-inclusive vacations at 18 participating resorts on Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti and more, including overwater bungalow accommodations. 

The $600 off promotion is valid for new package vacations booked by March 26 for travel through Dec. 31 and requires roundtrip airfare and seven nights’ accommodation.

To support the 50th anniversary celebration, Pleasant Holidays will also post content on its Facebook page featuring 50 fun things to see and do in Tahiti. Agents can share these daily posts with clients via their own social media channels.

Visit www.pleasantagent.com

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February Savings at Palladium Hotels & Resorts From Travel Impressions
Available through February 28, 2017. | Travel Impressions

Throughout February, Travel Impressions has exclusively partnered with Palladium Hotels & Resorts to pair roundtrip airfare on American Airlines with up to 20 percent off all-inclusive and air-inclusive stays at select Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

Additionally, travel agents will receive 750 LoyalTI First bonus points for every applicable booking during the promotional period (excludes group bookings). Points can be redeemed toward a wide variety of rewards from Travel Impressions’ electronic Folio Reward Catalog.

Following are sample rates for five-night, all-inclusive and air-inclusive packages based on travel from Miami via American Airlines between February 1 and August 20. Travel Impressions can customize packages and discounted savings from gateways originating outside of Miami.

Cancun, Mexico

Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa – from $867 per person (discounted from $1,052) in a Junior Suite room category, plus daily room service from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa – from $917 per person (discounted from $1,107) in a Junior Suite room category, plus daily room service from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Royal Suites Punta de Mita by Palladium – Adults Only – from $1,578 per person (discounted from $1,883) in a Royal Junior Suite room category, plus 24-hour room service.

Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic

The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium - Adults Only – from $962 per person (discounted from $1,202) in a Royal Junior Suite Deluxe room category, plus 24-hour room service.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa – from $1,051 per person (discounted from $1,276) in a Junior Suite room category, plus daily room service from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

To qualify for discounts on vacation packages pairing American Airlines airfare with discounted rates at Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and Dominican Republic, bookings must be received through February 28 for travel through Aug. 20.

All-inclusive packages include accommodations for five nights; roundtrip economy airfare on American Airlines; roundtrip hotel transfers; hotel taxes and service charges; all meals, drinks and snacks; daily activities; nightly entertainment and non-motorized water sports.

Visit www.travelimpressions.com

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2018 Group Value Points From Emerald Waterways
Available through December 31, 2017. | Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways has announced the launch of the Exceptional Group Value Program, an amenity points program that allows agents to select from onboard amenities, marketing dollars or savings on bookings. The program will apply to all 2018 sailings. 

Agents can earn Exceptional Group Value (EGV) points for every group sailing they book. Point amounts are based on destinations and sailing dates, and can be used to customize an offer that’s ideal for each group. For example, an agent booking a group on a France sailing in September would earn four EGV points. Those points can be cashed in for multiple amenities like an onboard cocktail party (one point) and $100 onboard credit for the group (3 points), or used to obtain a 2 percent bonus commission for the agent (4 points) or to get pre or post hotel room nights for the group (4 points).

Booking groups by March 31, 2017, gets agents even more value for their clients, including $500 savings per person for 8-14 day sailings, $1,000 savings per person on sailings of 15 days and up, as well as 2017 base pricing on all 2018 cruises.

Emerald Waterways’ cruise fare includes some flights (depending on market and special offers); all transfers; all onboard (and some on-shore) meals; unlimited tea and coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins replenished daily; continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the top suites; complimentary Wi-Fi onboard the ship; most shore excursions as well as all onboard and excursion gratuities. The line is part of the Scenic Group.

Visit www.emeraldwaterways.com