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Central Holidays Debuts Deluxe Paris Summer Deal
The travel package must be booked with deposit by May 31, 2018, and is valid for departures from July 8 - September 3, 2018 & October 26-31, 2018. | Central Holidays

Central Holidays has announced the Deluxe Paris Summer Special, a five-day package starting at $1,309 per person, double occupancy, with 25 percent savings.

The Deluxe Paris Summer Special Travel Package Includes:

  • Deluxe hotel accommodations for 4 nights at the boutique, 4-star Villa Opera Drouot
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Round-trip airport transfers by private car with chauffeur
  • Half-day city tour of Paris by private car with professional driver-guide
  • Special gift with purchase from the Galeries Lafayette

On this special getaway, travelers will experience Paris luxury with a four-night stay at the boutique, four-star Villa Opera Drouot. The Villa Opera Drouot hotel is situated in the heart of the Right Bank theatre district, near well-known attractions such as the Folies Bergère and the Brasserie Chartier. Packed with attractions, museums, and monuments -- from the historical to modern, Paris offers a full supply of culture, art, nightlife, eateries and chic shopping opportunities.  

While in Paris, travelers will experience the sights that France’s capital has to offer with an included half day city tour-- the Palais Royal, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the designer shops along the Champs-Elysees, a tree-lined avenue completed by Louis XV that is full of cafés, theaters and shops.

Price is per person, land only, based on double occupancy. This Paris travel package must be booked with deposit by May 31, 2018 and is valid for departures from July 8 - September 3, 2018 & October 26-31, 2018. A selection of different hotels, room categories, additional nights, transfers, and optional tours are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary. Rates are not valid during certain blackout periods and are subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

For more information, visit www.centralholidays.com.

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ID Travel Group Offers Hotel Savings, Extra Commissions
Along with savings on the brands hotels and resorts, agents can receive extra commissions on new bookings made and traveled from now through December 15. | ID Travel Group

Island Destinations and IDx, both part of ID Travel Group, have announced over 75 Exclusive Extras for 2018 through the 2018 Ultimate Exclusives Brochure and the 2018-2019 IDX Collection. The ID Ultimate Exclusives offer savings up to $8,000 from top hotels while the 2018-2019 IDCollection showcases the brand’s selection of full-service resorts with Xclusive Xtras. The brochures highlight specials across top destinations from each portfolio, including the Maldives, Hawaii and the Turks and Caicos - all personally evaluated by the ID Travel Group.

With the debut of these savings, the tour operator has increased travel advisor commission by an extra 1 percent on all new bookings made and traveled from now through December 15, 2018 – upwards of 16 percent commission for select destinations.

A sampling of this year’s ID Ultimate Exclusives include:

Grace Bay Club and The Private Villa Collection, Turks and Caicos

Highlighted on the covers of the 2018 ID Ultimate Exclusives brochure, this resort on Grace Bay Beach includes savings up to $8,000 offering two complimentary nights at the Estate or Beachfront Villa Residence, $250 resort credit, daily breakfast and non-motorized sports.

The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island, French Polynesia

With up to $3,900 in savings, this luxurious stay in a one-bedroom villa includes a $100 gift shop credit and $150 wine credit along with daily meals and beverages, inter-island flights and a 50-minute spa treatment per villa, per day.

Mukul, Auberge Resorts Collection, Nicaragua

This retreat on Nicaragua’s Pacific shores on the Emerald Coast offers savings up to $3,140 with a guaranteed upgrade, one complimentary night, daily breakfast and roundtrip airport transportation.

The 2018-2019 IDX Collection Xtras include the following:

UNICO 20° 87°, Riviera Maya, Mexico 

This year’s cover star is a modern adults-only retreat in the Riviera Maya featuring savings up to $270 with all-inclusive restaurants and bars, exclusive butler service, a spa and wellness center and private roundtrip airport transfers.

Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This adults-only hideaway in Puerto Vallarta is offering savings up to $770 with all-inclusive restaurants and bars, $60 spa credit per person, per day and a guaranteed upgrade at time of booking.

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic

This Punta Cana resort located in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana offers unlimited luxury inclusions, up to $500 resort credit and VIP butler service for preferred club guests.

These and additional compelling Exclusive Extras at the world’s most breathtaking properties can be viewed in the complete 2018 Ultimate Exclusives Brochure and the 2018-2019 IDX Collection.

For more information, visit www.islanddestinations.com.

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Travel Impressions Teams With Barceló to Offer Deals and Incentives
To receive discounted rates, bookings must be made between now and April 30, 2018. | Travel Impressions

Travel Impressions has partnered with Barceló to offer discounts on select April bookings, plus resort discounts and bonus commission. Agents can save their valued clients up to 46 percent on top of additional resort discounts at select Barceló Hotel Group properties throughout Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean on bookings received April 1 – 30, 2018. Applicable travel dates and savings vary based on property.

Agents booking leisure groups at select hotels in April may receive different levels of cash incentives with up to $2,500 when booking 200 or more room nights. Additionally, group bookings for a total of 75 room nights or more to any property within the Barceló Maya Grand Resort complex in Mexico’s Riviera Maya will earn agents two complimentary nights toward a five-night double occupancy stay.

Agents will be rewarded with up to 3 percent bonus commission and 500 LoyalTI First bonus points for booking FIT packages to participating Barceló resorts throughout the promotional period.

An additional $1,000 resort discount applies to Barceló Bávaro Palace and the adults-only Barceló Bávaro Beach in the Dominican Republic as well as the 2,760-room Barceló Maya Grand Resort complex, featuring Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial, Barceló Maya Palace and Barceló Maya Tropical.

A $500 resort discount is valid for bookings to Barceló Aruba in the Caribbean, Costa Rica’s Occidental Papagayo and a dozen Mexico resorts, including Barceló Huatulco, Barceló Ixtapa, Barceló Karmina, Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos, Allegro Cozumel, Occidental Cozumel, Barceló Puerto Vallarta, Occidental Nuevo Vallarta, Occidental Costa Cancún, Occidental Tucancún, Occidental Xcaret Destination and Royal Hideaway Playacar.

Additional properties participating in the promotion include Occidental Caribe and Occidental Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Mexico City’s Barceló Mexico Reforma, Barceló Tambor Beach in Costa Rica, El Salvador’s Barceló San Salvador, Guatemala’s Barceló Guatemala City, Barceló Montelimar in Nicaragua and Panama’s Occidental Panama City.

For more information, visit promotions.travimp.com.

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Norwegian Offers Tax-Free Deals for the Spring
The “Tax-Free Spree” is available now through April 17. | Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line invites guests to take advantage of the Tax-Free Spree, available now through April 17. For a limited time only when guests book select three-day or longer cruise in an ocean view category stateroom or above, government taxes, fees and port expenses will be waived. This offer is available on over 430 cruises and combinable with the Free at Sea promotion, which offers guests more value for the amenities of their choice.

Additional April value offers include:

Free at Sea - Extended

Guests can take advantage of Norwegian’s Free at Sea promotion, now extended through April 30. This signature value-added promotion provides guests who book a new three-day or longer cruise their choice of up to five free offers that include onboard amenities, including free unlimited open bar, $50 credit per stateroom that can be applied towards shore excursions in each port, a free specialty dining package, 250-minute internet package, or Norwegian’s Friends & Family Sail Free offer which allows the third and fourth guests to sail for complimentary on select cruises.

The number of offers available is based on the stateroom category selected.

  • Reserve an inside cabin or Norwegian’s studio staterooms and receive one free offer.
  • Book an ocean view, balcony or mini-suite category stateroom and choose up to two free offers.
  • Guests who want to spread out in comfort in a suite will enjoy all five free amenities, providing them up to $2,700 in overall value on their cruise.

Distinctive Voyages Offer - Extended

Guests looking to cruise to new destinations can take advantage of Norwegian’s Distinctive Voyages offer, now extended through May 31, 2018. On select seven-day or longer cruises, guests receive five additional amenities that include 120-minute phone call package, 250-minute Internet package, $50 credit per stateroom that can be applied towards shore excursions in each port, up to $400 in air credit, and $100 hotel credit for a pre- or post-cruise stay. The offer is also combinable with Free at Sea, providing up to $5,000 in value on their next ultimate cruise vacation.

Free at Sea All-Inclusive - Extended 

Now through April 30, guests who reserve a new three, four or five-day Bahamas or Cuba voyage on Norwegian Sun or Norwegian Sky can take advantage of Norwegian’s Free at Sea All-Inclusive promotion, in addition to the already included complimentary unlimited open bar. With this offer, guests will choose up to five onboard amenities including a $50 specialty dining credit per stateroom, $50 credit per stateroom that can be applied towards shore excursions in each port, 100-minute Internet package, a photo package with ten free images, or Norwegian’s Friends & Family Sail Free offer that allows the third and fourth guests to sail complimentary on select sailings.

Free at Sea Hawaii – Extended

Guests can also take advantage of Norwegian’s Free at Sea Hawaii offer, now extended through April 30. For those who book a new cruise vacation aboard Pride of America, the only ship to sail a seven-day inter-island itinerary roundtrip from Honolulu all year, have the freedom to choose from five offers including a free one-night pre-cruise hotel stay with an option to select reduced airfare starting at $399 from select gateways, a free specialty dining package, free pre-paid service charges for the first and second guest in the stateroom, free $50 credit per stateroom that can be applied towards shore excursions in each port, or Norwegian’s Friends & Family Sail Free offer, allowing the third and fourth guests in each stateroom to sail for free on many 2018 sail dates.

Guests who book a suite aboard Pride of America will enjoy all five offers.

For more, visit www.ncl.com.

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Holland America Line Announces Ready Set Sail Promotion
Guests who book a cruise by June 14, 2018 on cruises between September 1 and August 1, 2018 will be eligible to receive the offer. | Holland America Line

Travelers looking to plan ahead and book their future Holland America Line cruise vacation can take advantage of the Ready Set Sail promotion that offers pre-paid gratuities, reduced deposits, and reduced rates on nearly all of the cruise line’s worldwide itineraries. Guests who book a Holland America Line cruise by June 14, 2018, will be eligible to receive the offer, and guests who book a suite also will receive up to $300 onboard spending money per stateroom.

All cruises between Sept. 1, 2018, and Aug. 1, 2019, excluding Grand Voyages and Grand Voyage segments, are eligible for the promotion. The prepaid gratuities cover the hotel service charge, while 50 percent reduced deposits and attractive fares make it more affordable to start planning for a future cruise. Depending on the cruise length, guests booking suites will receive onboard spending money up to $300 per stateroom.

Suite guests can use their onboard spending money to enjoy a variety of shipboard experiences and amenities. Extras that the credit can be applied to include treatments at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, gift shop purchases, EXC Tours (shore excursions), beverages or dinner at one of the specialty restaurants such as Pinnacle Grill, Sel de Mer, Canaletto or Tamarind, depending on the ship.

By booking with Ready Set Sail, guests enjoy cruise fare savings and can sail all over the world while taking advantage of the promotion. Eligible Holland America Line destinations include Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys, the Caribbean, Canada and New England, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, the Far East, the South Pacific, Europe, the Mediterranean, and Australia and New Zealand.

For more information, visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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$1,000 Bonus Commission in Mexico From ID Travel Group
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ID Travel Group has launched a new incentive for travel agents. From now until April 30, 2018, travel agents can earn an extra $1,000 bonus commission when booking groups at a number of Grand Velas properties in Mexico.

The offer is good on travel in all of 2018 and 2019, with blackout dates from December 20, 2018, through January 2, 2019. The bonuses apply to new reservations of 10 or more rooms or suites. A three-night minimum stay is required. Bonuses will be distributed upon completion of travel.

The offer applies to the following Grand Velas hotels in Mexico:

  • Grand Velas Los Cabos
  • Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya

There is no tracking required, ID Travel Group said.

Travel agents can visit www.idtravelgroup.com and log on to the travel agent portal for more information on the incentive and more.

ID Travel Group is the parent organizations for Island Destinations and IDX. All ID Travel Group brands currently focus exclusively on business-to-business and their products are not offered directly to consumers, but rather only through travel professionals around the world. Since its inception, ID Travel Group has maintained its principal office in Larchmont, New York.

ID Travel Group serves clients in five continents. Sales professionals are located in North and South America, Singapore, Hong Kong (covering Greater China) and Australia. Future years promise a continuance of rapid growth for ID Travel Group, as its brands continue on their upward path to becoming the international leaders in sophisticated travel, the company said.

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The Four Seasons Resort Lanai’s New “Stay Longer” Offer
The “Stay Longer – Fifth Night Complimentary” is available to guests who stay four consecutive paid nights through December 15. | The Four Seasons Resort Lanai

The Four Seasons Resort Lanai has launched its “Stay Longer – Fifth Night Complimentary” offer available to guests who stay four consecutive paid nights through December 15. During summer months, guests get a complimentary sixth night, for travel dates from June 30 to August 25.

Travelers can enhance their stay and explore the island with the resort’s new “Love Lanai Unlimited Activities Pass,” for $400 per night for two adults (includes complimentary nights).  

The pass provides guests with a selection of unlimited daily activities within the resort and all across the island. Guests can discover the forested upcountry on horseback at Lanai Ranch at Koele, take aim with sporting clays and archery, adventure off-the-beaten-path with Polaris guided UTV tours, or explore diverse terrain on mountain bike. 

For guests looking to take advantage of activities closer to the resort, unlimited championship golf, tennis, and various water sports are available including snorkel and sunset sails.

If the agent is booking the room and the Love Lanai Unlimited Activities Pass, both are commissionable. The Love Lanai Unlimited Activities Pass by itself, however, is not.

New Air Service Exclusive to Guests

Four Seasons Resort Lanai also recently launched new, private daily air charter service for guests coming from Honolulu on Lanai Air.

Parties as small as two passengers can book the entire aircraft for their own personal journey, with fares starting at $500 per couple. Two Pilatus PC-12 aircraft will offer customized daily service for travelers. 

Planes seat up to eight passengers. One-way tickets are $500 per couple and can be booked through the Lanai Travel Advisor Desk at [email protected]

Additional passengers are $200 for each ticket, to a maximum of $1,100 per flight for parties of up to eight guests.

Visit www.fourseasons.com/lanai

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Journese Offers $400 Air Credit on July Flights to Hawaii
The offer is valid for bookings made now through April 30 for travel from July 1 - 31. | Journese

Journese has announced the launch of an exclusive $400 air credit for Hawaiian Islands vacation packages, valid for travel from July 1 - 31. 

The offer is valid for bookings made now through April 30. The air credit is applicable when booking five-night minimum resort or cruise stays and a minimum three-day Avis car rental.

In addition to exclusive offerings, travelers will have options to enhance their vacation with such private excursions as zip line adventures, private picnics and helicopter/waterfall experiences on Hawaii Island; a VIP multi-adventure excursion along the Hule’ia River in Kauai, including kayaking, hiking and swimming in exclusive areas; evening volcano, wine tasting and upcountry exploration on Maui; and champagne sunset cruises sailing to Diamond Head in Oahu.

“Journese is excited to offer this exclusive air credit when booking a tailored Hawaii vacation,” says Amy Comparato, brand director of Journese, in a written release. “July is a fantastic time to travel to Hawaii to experience the Aloha spirit, whether as a family or on a romantic escape.”

Journese is the luxury brand of Pleasant Holidays, offering customized four- and five-star journeys across the globe, including Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, the Cook Islands, Europe, Fiji, Japan, the Hawaiian Islands, Mexico, New Zealand, Tahiti and the United States.

Pleasant Holidays also recently announced deals on Hawaii vacations with hundreds of dollars in savings at five beach resorts on four islands.

Pleasant Holidays' collection of exclusive Hawaii vacation package deals includes hotel rates and added values featuring daily breakfast or food and beverage credit and up to 15 percent off spa treatments at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa and The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort on Oahu; The Westin Maui Resort & Spa on Maui; the Kauai Marriott Resort on Kauai and the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii Island. 

Valid for travel throughout 2018, these Hawaii vacation packages offer savings on warm-weather winter escapes; spring break trips; family vacations during the peak summer travel season; couples honeymoons and romance getaways.

For travelers wanting to visit all four islands on one vacation, Pleasant Holidays offers air-inclusive cruise vacations featuring Norwegian Cruise Line's (NCL's) seven-night Hawaii itinerary aboard the Pride of America with departures from Honolulu every Saturday year-round. 

For a limited time, Pleasant Holidays bookings include NCL's “Free at Sea” offers, which provide travelers added savings and value with their choice of a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay,a specialty dining package, pre-paid gratuities, $50 in shore excursions credit per port or the third and fourth passengers sail free. 

All offers are valid for select travel through January 2, 2019; certain restrictions apply and book-by dates vary.

Visit www.journese.com and www.pleasantholidays.com

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Pleasant Holidays’ 2018 Summer Vacations Sales
The deal is valid for new bookings made by April 1. | Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays has announced its 2018 Summer Vacation Sale, which features exclusive offers worldwide with savings up to $500 per booking for select travel from May 1 to September 30. 

Valid for new bookings made by April 1, offers and minimum-night stays vary by destination and feature top resorts for family-friendly and adults-only vacations alike, including all-inclusive options.

Ideal for active travelers, Pleasant Holidays’ 2018 Summer Vacation Sale features offers that include free car rentals or car rental upgrades, a buy-one-get-one-free activity and hundreds of dollars off options during the peak summer travel months. 

Clients visiting Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii Island will get either a free five-day midsize Hertz car rental or a complimentary one-category Hertz car rental upgrade. The free five-day midsize Hertz car rental is valid for travel from May 1 to June 18 and from August 10 to Sept. 20. The free one-category Hertz car rental upgrade is valid for travel from June 19 to Aug. 9.

The same offers apply for clients heading to Maui. The free five-day midsize Hertz car rental for Maui-bound travelers is valid for travel from May 1 to June 18, from June 29 to July 31 and from Aug. 10 to Sept. 30. The free one-category Hertz Car Rental upgrade is valid for travel from June 19 to June 28 and from Aug. 1 - 9.

Travelers heading to Mexico will receive up to $250 air credit per booking for travel from May 1 to Sept. 30. Caribbean-bound clients receive $100 off per booking for travel from May 1 to Sept. 30. Vacationers heading to Tahiti and Fiji will receive $500 off per booking for travel from May 1 to Sept. 30.

Clients heading to the Cook Islands get $300 off per booking for travel from May 1 to Sept. 30. Costa Rica-bound vacationers can buy one activity and get another free with the “Vida Aventura Super Combo Activity” for travel from May 1 to Sept. 30

Those heading for Europe will received up to $150 off per booking for travel from May 1 to June 30. Vacationers heading to the United States and Canada will get up to $100 per book for travel from May 1 to July 30.

Visit www.pleasantholidays.com

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Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas Offers 40 Percent Off Room Rates
The offer is valid on bookings made by June 15 with travel dates through December 31.
 
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Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas

Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas, an adults-only, all-inclusive, is offering travelers savings of up to 40 percent on nightly rates through the Paradise Spring Fever Savings promotion. The offer is valid on bookings made by June 15 with travel dates through December 31.
 
All-inclusive rates offered as part of the Paradise Spring Fever Savings promotion start from $190 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Rates quoted are based on bookings in an Island View room category and are subject to availability and blackout dates.
 
Guests booking a minimum of three nights receive a four-ounce Tortuga Rum cake and $30 per person credit for use towards Amber Spa’s full menu of massages, facials, skin care, nail and hair treatments (available for an additional charge). The spa credit cannot be bartered or sold and has no cash value.

As part of the resort’s all-inclusive offerings, guests can enjoy the “Cabbage Beach Picnic” which takes guests to one of Paradise Island’s finest beaches on the Atlantic Ocean

The resort provides transportation to Cabbage Beach, which is a five-minute drive from the hotel. Departures from Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas are available from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (weather permitting). Beach service is also provided, at no additional cost to guests, with a beverage and a light lunch.

Reserved spaces are limited to 36 guests per day and reservations should be made 24-hours in advance of the excursion at the reception desk. Agents who book the Paradise Spring Fever Savings offer receive a 15 percent commission. 

Visit www.warwickhotels.com