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Spring Savings at Il Salviatino in Florence, Italy
Booking for the Spring Offer is available through June 21, and is valid for travel from March 29 to June 21.

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Il Salviatino

Guests staying at Il Salviatino, a hand-restored, 15th century, 44-room villa in Florence, Italy, can now book the hotel’s Spring Offer, representing savings of 20 percent off the best available room rates.

Closed annually during the winter, ll Salviatino will reopen for season March 29, with exclusive offers on its mix of guest rooms and suites. 

The Spring Offer is available for guests who book a minimum three-night stay and applies to Deluxe rooms, Dome View Deluxe rooms, Junior Suites, Greenhouse Junior Suites and Dome View Junior Suites. 

Rates start at $469 per night for a Double Deluxe room. Booking for the Spring Offer is available through June 21, and is valid for travel from March 29 to June 21. 

Also, exclusive experiences can be booked by all guests at Il Salviatino including cooking classes in a private mansion hidden among the Tuscan vineyards; truffle hunting on the property grounds; tastings at private wineries; hot air balloon rides and personalized photo tours.

The hotel also offers a “Florentine Artisans” package, which includes a three-hour workshop with an artisan paper conservator, who will not only unveil the secrets of his trade, but also under his precise instructions, teach guests how to create their own notebook, folder and marbled Florentine paper. The package also includes a guided walking tour of the city, visiting its best artisans workshops.

Il Salviatino also turned to famed perfume house, AquaFlor, located in Florence’s Santa Croce District, to create a unique perfume making workshop for guests. The workshop is led by a master perfumer who guides each person in creating their personal Eau de Parfum, taking home a bottle of their creation as a keepsake.

Visit www.salviatino.com

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MSC Cruises Offers Agents Double the Return for Wave Season
The promotion is only applicable on Caribbean itineraries from Miami from March 31, 2018 through December 15, 2018. | MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises is offering travel agents double the opportunity to increase earnings with an enhanced tour conductor program now through March 31. Additionally, with Wave Season being the prime time booking season, travel agents are primed to make even more on the back end to “Book Four and Score.”

With the Book Four and Score deal, agents can earn double the TCs for every group booking made now through March 31. Book 4 staterooms (8 guests) online and earn 1 Tour Conductor as bonus commission. Plus, with the MSC Seaside’s reduced rates, agents can leverage the brand-new ship to help guests “Save & Sail” with up to $900 savings.

The reduced “Save & Sail” rate is available on Balcony Staterooms for two aboard the MSC Seaside on select spring, summer, and fall 2018 cruises. MSC Seaside will cruise to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, including destinations like St. Maarten, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico and the Cayman Islands.

The “Book Four and Score” now offers double the commission:

  • By Phone: 1 TC for 10 guests
  • Electronically: 1 TC for 7.5 guests

The Previous Conductor Offer:

  • By Phone: 1 TC for 20 guests
  • Electronically: 1 TC for 15 guests

Joe Jiffo, senior vice president of sales at MSC Cruises, said of the promotion: “Travel agents continue to be a vital source of business, and we are delighted to create opportunities to forge an even stronger partnership between MSC Cruises and our dedicated ambassadors. As we continue to grow, we count on the support of our travel agent network.”

The promotion is only applicable on Caribbean itineraries from Miami from March 31, 2018 through December 15, 2018.

For more on MSC Cruises, visit www.msccruisesusa.com.

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Victory Offers 2-for-1 Special on Cuba Itinerary
Travelers must book the cruise and pay in full by February 28 to receive the discounted rate. | Victory Cruise Lines

Victory Cruise Lines is celebrating its first Cuba season with a 15-night “Cuba 360o cruise round-trip from Miami departing on April 20. The voyage will have overnight calls at four Cuban ports, including a full three days and three nights in the capital of Havana. If booked and paid in full by February 28, guests will receive a special 2-for-1 rate of $3,999 per person, double occupancy.

The cruise line’s all-inclusive luxury Cuba experience aboard the 202-passenger Victory 1 includes five-star cuisine with house wines, beer, and spirits; shore excursions, entertainment, and expert shipboard lecturers.

The trip begins with two days at sea with expert lecturers who will provide guests with information to maximize their experience of Cuba. The first port of call is Santiago de Cuba, where an overnight stay enables guests to see the Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, among other sights.

Following a sea day, the ship arrives at Trinidad de Cuba for another overnight call with visits to Valle de los Ingenios and a sugarcane plantation. An overnight call in Cienfuegos, known as Cuba’s “Pearl of the South," allows for an optional tour to the Bay of Pigs.

The Cuba trip culminates with a stop in Havana for three days and nights of exploration and excursions. Guests can visit Havana Vieja (Old Havana), a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the colonial squares of Plaza San Francisco, Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Catedral and Plaza de la Revolution. After the stop in Havana, Victory 1 then returns to Miami.

For American guests, the excursions fulfill all People to People program requirements, and Victory Cruise Lines handles all necessary Cuba visa and health paperwork.

For more information, visit cruises.victorycruiselines.com.

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TravelBound Launches 2018 Wave Season Deals
TravelBound

TravelBound is kicking off Wave Season with deals for every major ocean and river cruise port available now and throughout the year. Every week through March, the fully independent travel (FIT) company will roll out additional destination highlights with exclusive deals, hotel and tour recommendations, and tips from their staff. 

TravelBound features properties and experiences in many ports, from river cruise ports like Prague and Paris to the largest ocean ports including Miami and Barcelona. Wave Season deals will include early booking discounts, free night offers, and other incentives on thousands of properties in locations like Miami, London, Rome, Barcelona, Seattle, Paris, and more.

Selling exclusively to travel agents, TravelBound is a supplier of fully independent travel (FIT) to destinations around the world. Its inventory includes 50,000-plus hotels, apartments and villas all over the world, transfer options in over 1,000 airport and city locations, as well as sightseeing tours, attractions and activities, and hundreds of transfer options. Travelbound’s products can be found in popular travel destinations like the Caribbean, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico, and South America.

A brand of GTA, TravelBound benefits from a worldwide network of offices staffed with product negotiators and coordination teams. GTA is provider of ground travel products and services to the fully independent travel industry.

Other deals and incentives at TravelBound include its Amazon Rewards Program. When agents sign up for the program, they will earn cash, loaded on an Amazon gift card, on eligible bookings based on the booking and travel period of select promotions run throughout the year.

For more information on TravelBound, visit travelbound.gta-promotions.com/wave2018/.

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Zemi Beach House Offers Post-Hurricane Welcome Back Promotion
The promotion is valid for booking until December 19, 2018. | Zemi Beach House

To celebrate Zemi Beach House's re-opening after the hurricanes in late 2017, the luxury hotel in Anguilla is offering a Welcome Back Promotion. From February 15, 2018, through December 19, 2018, guests can book three nights and receive a fourth night for free. From April 15, 2018, through December 19, 2018, guests can book five nights and receive a sixth and seventh night free. Additionally, all rooms and suites will include a complimentary daily buffet breakfast.

The complimentary nights promotion is subject to availability and valid for booking until December 19, 2018. To receive the complimentary nights, the stay must be a minimum of three or five consecutive nights. Complimentary nights are not redeemable for future stays. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions, packages or offers, and is applicable towards new bookings only.

Zemi Beach House is situated on Shoal Bay Beach in Anguilla. At Zemi Beach House, guests start their vacation with a private plane or sea shuttle to the hotel from St. Maarten. Once they arrive, guests can enjoy the hotel’s Thai House Spa, three bars, two restaurants, pools, fitness center, and a variety of water sports and beachfront activities. 

Guests can enjoy casual beachfront dining at the hotel’s all-day restaurant, 20 Knots, serving Caribbean-style cuisine. Or, guests can try Stone, Zemi’s fine-dining restaurant that offers a seasonal menu of seafood, fish and sea-to-table entrees. Starting rates are $730 per night, and the hotel will be accepting reservations from February 15th onward.

For more information, visit www.zemibeach.com.

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New Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas Packages Offer 15 Percent Commission
Paradise Winter Savings features savings up to 55 percent in all five room categories for bookings made by March 15 with travel dates through December 31. | Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas

The adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas invites travelers to personalize their vacation experience by offering special packages. Guests can select accommodations from five room categories and enhance their stay with amenity upgrades including treatments at the resort's boutique Amber Spa and specialized menu options.

Travel agents can book the resort's special offers for their clients, all of which feature the all-inclusive amenities, and receive a 15 percent commission. Paradise Winter Savings features savings up to 55 percent in all five room categories for bookings made by March 15 with travel dates through December 31. 

Guests booking a minimum of three nights on the Paradise Winter Savings promotion receive a credit for use at the resort's boutique Amber Spa. Credits range from $30 - $150 per person and vary according to number of nights and room category booked. 

Rates start from $343 per room, per night, double occupancy in an Island View double/double bedroom, based on travel through April 15. Rates vary according to travel dates and room category and are subject to availability and blackout dates. 

Celebrate in Paradise can be used on stays that are a minimum of three nights in a Harbour Deluxe or Premium Balcony or Harbourfront One-Bedroom Suite, to celebrate any special occasion. The offer includes $75 Amber Spa credit per person, per stay; chilled Prosecco and a miniature rum cake. 

Stays that are a minimum of seven nights receive an additional $100 Amber Spa credit per person, per stay and complimentary roundtrip coach transfer service from the airport to the resort. Rates start from $575 per room, per night, double, based on accommodations in a Harbour Deluxe Balcony double/double for travel through April 15.

Warwick Suite Dreams is available to guests booking the resort's Harbourfront One-Bedroom Suite where travelers can experience Bahamian luxury with views of Nassau Harbour. 

The Suite Dreams package includes daily fresh fruit in-room, a selection of Bootleg Chocolates of The Bahamas (per stay), Tortuga Rum Cake (per stay), a bottle of Prosecco each night, complimentary roundtrip coach transfer service between the airport and resort, and nightly turn-down service. 

Stays that are a minimum of two nights receive a $100 Amber Spa credit per person, per stay while stays that are a minimum of five nights receive a $350 Amber Spa credit per person, per stay and roundtrip private car service to and from the airport. Rates start from $924 per room, per night, double occupancy for travel through April 15.

Visit www.warwickhotels.com


 

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Pleasant Holidays' New Travel Discounts to the Caribbean, Mexico, South Pacific
Fiji bookings must be booked by March 25 to receive $600 off and Cook Islands bookings must be made by April 22 to receive $300 off.
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Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays has announced it will celebrate milestone anniversaries for three of its core destination portfolios in 2018 with special offers and promotions throughout the year. 

The company marks 25 years of selling Mexico beach vacations, 20 years of selling Tahiti and Bora Bora, and 10 years of selling the Caribbean.

Pleasant Holidays launched sales of Mexico vacation packages with a handful of destinations in 1993, marking the company’s first venture outside of Hawaii. 

Pleasant Holidays’ newly released Mexico sales brochure features 250 hotels, resorts, villas, condos and residences—including 150 all-inclusive options—in 15 popular vacation areas plus cruises, sightseeing tours and activities, and more. 

To kick off the year-long 25th anniversary celebration, Pleasant Holidays is offering exclusive hotel rates and added values including kids stay and eat free promotions on air-inclusive Mexico vacations at participating resorts including Cancun, Cozumel, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. 

The deals are valid on new bookings made by January 28 for select travel through December 16. Mexico continues to be no. 1 for destination weddings for the company as well.

In 1998, Pleasant Holidays added South Pacific package vacations. Twenty years later, Pleasant Holidays is recognized as No. 1 travel provider to Tahiti by Air Tahiti Nui and offers a portfolio that includes more than 80 resorts across Tahiti, Fiji and the Cook Islands plus six cruise lines, including luxury cruises from Paul Gauguin Cruises and Windstar Cruises. 

To celebrate 20 years of selling South Pacific vacations, Pleasant Holidays is offering up to $600 off per booking on air-inclusive vacations at participating resorts. 

The deals are valid on new bookings for travel through December 31 and require a minimum night stay of five or seven nights depending on the destination. Tahiti bookings must be made by March 18 to receive $600 off and include romantic overwater bungalow accommodations; Fiji bookings must be booked by March 25 to receive $600 off and Cook Islands bookings must be made by April 22 to receive $300 off.

Pleasant Holidays’ Caribbean portfolio has expanded rapidly since its launch in 2008 and the destination now ranks as one of its top performers in terms of sales and passengers. 

Pleasant Holidays offers 24 unique island nations including the Dominican Republic, Aruba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Lucia and Turks and Caicos; more than 250 resorts—including all-inclusive, adults-only and family-friendly options—and an array of Caribbean cruises from Norwegian Cruise Line and Windstar Cruises. 

Pleasant Holidays has a variety of promotions planned throughout the year in celebration of its 10th anniversary of selling Caribbean vacations. Currently, travelers save up to 50 percent off room rates at select Caribbean hotels participating in the April Travel Sale, which is valid for travel April 1 – 30.

Visit www.pleasantagent.com

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters’ New “Love Takes Flight” Romance Package
The package price starts at $2,800 per couple with tour dates on February 12 -17. Booking is available now through February 17. | Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters in Hawaii recently launches its new romantic package, “Love Takes Flight.” 

Conceived for those looking to take their beloved on a fairytale adventure in celebration of Valentine’s Day, the package entails an excursion with a private aerial tour of the eastern side of Maui.

The 45-minute ride begins with a journey over the town of Hana, revealing its lush vegetation, rugged mountains, veil-like waterfalls, and breathtaking coastline. Just a few miles beyond Hana, the trip continues over the majestic Haleakala, boasting its incredible volcanic landscape and vivid-colored natural formations.

The highlight of the dreamy tour is landing in the secluded Piiholo Ranch Cabins, an idyllic pasture surrounded by stunning mountain and ocean views, for an intimate champagne picnic lunch. Couples have the option to upgrade this romantic escape with a horseback experience for an additional fee (based on availability.)

“Nothing compares to a bird’s eye view of Hana and the striking Haleakala, with a helicopter landing on an exclusive ranch in Hawaii,” said Gregg Lundberg, president of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, in a written release. “We wanted to offer this extraordinary aerial tour package to help our guests create unforgettable Valentine’s Day memories.”

The package price starts at $2,800 per couple with tour dates on February 12 -17. Booking is available now through February 17.

Visit www.bluehawaiian.com

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Pleasant Holidays’ April Sale for Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean Travel
The sale is valid for new bookings made by April 30 for travel from April 1 – 30, at more than 30 hotels and resorts. | Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays recently announced its April Travel Sale featuring its best deals for April vacations to Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean

The sale is valid for new bookings made by April 30 for travel from April 1 – 30, at more than 30 hotels and resorts.
 
April Travel Sale deals for Hawaii feature exclusive hotel rates and added values including daily breakfast or food & beverage credit, up to 15 percent off pampering spa treatments and more at five luxury oceanfront resorts on four popular Hawaiian islands. 

Travelers can select from Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa and The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort on Waikiki Beach; The Westin Maui Resort & Spa on Kaanapali Beach; Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach; and Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii Island. Hawaii April Travel Sale bookings made by February 25 also receive a complimentary three-day economy Hertz car rental, which may be upgraded to a convertible, luxury or SUV at additional cost.
 
April Travel Sale deals for Mexico feature up to 74 percent off hotel rates at more than a dozen all-inclusive beach resorts in Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Resorts include both family-friendly and adults-only options from Melia, Barcelo Hotel Group and Riu Hotels & Resorts in Mexico’s popular resort areas.
 
Travelers save up to 50 percent on hotel rates at all-inclusive Riu Hotels & Resorts located in the Caribbean with Pleasant Holidays’ April Travel Sale. The hotel chain offers a variety of family-friendly and adults-only resorts in popular beach destinations in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba and the Bahamas.
 
Travel Agents can boost their commission income by including, trip protection plans, sightseeing tours, activities, dinner cruises and more, available for booking online at PleasantActivities.com

Pleasant Holidays’ Protection Plan Plus includes travel agent commission protection while providing comprehensive travel protection including benefits, coverage and assistance services.
 
Visit www.pleasantagent.com and www.pleasantactivities.com

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NYC Broadway Week Winter 2018 Tickets Are on Sale Now
NYC & Company

NYC & Company, a destination marketing organization in New York City, announced NYC Broadway Week tickets are on sale now to the public. The bi-annual program, now in its eighth year, will run from January 16 through February 4, 2018, offering visitors and New Yorkers the opportunity to purchase two-for-one tickets to 19 Broadway shows.

Seven of the 19 participating shows are new Broadway productions, including Farinelli and the King, Spongebob Squarepants, and the Parisian Woman, among others.

The 19 shows participating in NYC Broadway Week winter 2018 are:

  • A Bronx Tale
  • Aladdin
  • Anastasia
  • Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
  • Chicago
  • The Children
  • Farinelli and the King
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • John Lithgow: Stories by Heart
  • Kinky Boots
  • Latin History for Morons
  • The Lion King
  • Once on This Island
  • The Parisian Woman
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Play That Goes Wrong
  • School of Rock
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Wicked

NYC Broadway Week is produced by NYC & Company in partnership with American Express, The Broadway League, Ticketmaster, Telecharge and Audience Rewards. Since its launch in January 2011, NYC Broadway Week has cumulatively sold more than 1,128,000 tickets, generating nearly $77 million in revenue for Broadway.

Last month, NYC & Company announced the first-ever NYC Broadway Week Winter Stay hotel promotion. This winter, NYC Broadway Week two-for-one ticket holders who stay at one of 25 participating hotels will receive a daily $25 food and beverage on-property credit; all participating hotels are centrally located to Broadway’s famed Theater District.

Additionally, NYC & Company is inviting visitors to seek out the ultimate-value week this winter, January 29 through February 4, when three of NYC & Company’s signature programs align: NYC Broadway Week, NYC Restaurant Week, and NYC Must-See Week.

For more information, go to www.nycgo.com.