11-Day China FAM From Pacific Delight Tours
The trip departs March 19, 2018 | Pacific Delight Tours

Pacific Delight Tours is offering travel agents an 11-night FAM trip to China departing March 19, 2018. Agents will stay in deluxe accommodations in a private balcony Superior Stateroom on a Yangtze River cruise onboard the five-star Victoria Jenna. Stops along the way include modern Shanghai, ancient Xi'an, and the country’s capital and cultural center, Beijing

The trip begins at $1,999 per agent. The fare includes airfare from LAX, intra-China flights and ground transportation, meals as per the itinerary, all sightseeing entrance fees, and a knowledgeable English-speaking guide.

A companion rate is available from $2,099, while a single supplement surcharge of $799 applies to single occupancy travel. Flights from JFK are an additional $100.

In addition to the room on the Victoria Jenna, travel agents will stay in deluxe accommodations at the Regal International East Asia Hotel in Shanghai, the Grand Mercure Hotel Xi'an, and the Capital Hotel in Beijing.

For more than 40 years, Pacific Delight Tours has been taking Americans throughout Asia on high-end and affordable luxury tours. Locations include India, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and more. There are also gluten-free and Kosher tours available 

The company has won numerous awards including TravelAge West WAVE Award from 2008–2016, the 2009 Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Award, and the Travvy Award from travAlliancemedia for Best Vacation Packager, Asia for 2016 and 2017. The company is also a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).

For more information, call 800-221-7179 or visit their website at pacificdelighttours.com.

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.
Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas

Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas, an adults-only, all-inclusive, is offering travelers a savings 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

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

Excellence Oyster Bay: The Caribbean's Premiere Romantic Destination
Wednesday, March 21 | 2pm ET / 11am PT | Excellence Group

Excellence Oyster Bay, located on a private peninsula and bordered by the Caribbean Sea and a glistening waters luminous lagoon, includes suites with private pools or rooftop terraces, where 70% of the suites offer breathtaking Caribbean views. 

Don't miss this webinar that discusses the Caribbean’s premiere romantic destination. Register now.

Hawaii Family 2018 Focus Series
Travel Agent University

Besides the broad appeal of Hawaii’s natural wonders, adventure activities and cultural attractions, there are places to go and things to do that zero in on special interest and niche markets. There is more information on things for families to see and do — as well as updates on places to stay — in the pages that follow.

Couples Resorts: All-Inclusive Refined
Recorded on February 28, 2018 | Couples Resorts

Couples Resorts has refined the word all-inclusive while still making it affordable, and now All-Inclusive is Spa Inclusive. This webinar will break it down and show you why Couples provides the best value for your clients and authenticity that cannot be found anywhere else. Register now!

Trek Travel Cycling Vacations
Tuesday, February 27 | 2pm ET / 11am PT | Trek Travel

Do you want to wow your clients and be a part of the growing active travel market? Join us to learn about Trek Travel’s cycling vacations of a lifetime, and how we:

  • Provide competitive commissions and special travel agent promotions, 
  • Offer unrivaled insider access to professional races and the Trek Segafredo pro racing team
  • and more

Register now.

Princess Cruises Announces the Come Back New Sale
The sale runs through 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 2, 2018, and is available to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. | Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises has announced the Come Back New Sale, offering guests free gratuities and the opportunity to experience the line’s award-winning service and onboard experiences. In addition to free gratuities, guests book with a low $100 refundable deposit during the Come Back New sale, and are offered a savings of up to $300 per person on flights booked through Princess EZair.

Guests using Princess EZair can benefit from low fares, worry-free booking, late arrival protection, easy flight quote requests, 24/7 support, and no customization fee when booking flights for their cruise vacation.  

As part of the Come Back New Promise, Princess welcomes guests to sample dishes from the line’s exclusive specialty dining restaurants, enjoy exclusive entertainment, or experience the local cultures on Discovery recommended shore excursions. The sale offers deals on cruises to the line’s most popular destinations including Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Panama Canal, California Coast, Australia & New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Canada & New England, South America, as well as World Cruise voyages.

Examples of the Come Back New cruise deals include:

  • Eastern Caribbean cruise — 7 days: $699 interior; $899 balcony
  • Circle Caribbean cruise — 14 days: $1,199 interior; $1,799 balcony
  • Hawaiian Islands cruise —15 days: $1,549 interior; $2,399 balcony
  • Panama Canal cruise — 10 days: $899 interior; $1,599 balcony
  • Southeast Asia & Japan cruise — 12 days: $1,599 interior; $2,349 balcony
  • Classic Canada & New England cruise —10 days: $1,399 interior; $2,249 balcony
  • Australia & New Zealand cruise – 12 days: $1,249 interior; $1,699 balcony

All cruise prices are per guest, based on double occupancy. Princess Cruise’s Come Back New Sale runs through 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 2, 2018 and is available to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

For more information, visit www.princess.com.

Central Holidays Guarantees Departures, Offers Discounts on Tours
Gift cards and savings are only available on bookings made for departures by May 31, 2018. | Central Holidays

Central Holidays is offering travelers guaranteed departures through May 2018 for their Italy Motorcoach Tour programs – giving travel agents the assurance that they can carry out their clients’ vacations with no worries of cancellation. Travel agents also receive a bonus $100 Amex gift card per person booked on the company’s Italy Escorted Tours, and travelers receive an extra five percent savings on bookings made for departures by May 31, 2018. 

Guaranteed departures also equate to guaranteed commissions for agents as well as an assurance that their clients will receive all the travel services and experiences that come with Central Holidays’ tours. These value-added specials offer travelers the opportunity to experience one of the new Italy Escorted Tour programs created by the company’s destination experts – just released in the company’s new 2018 brochures and online.  

Here’s are Central Holidays’ new Italy Escorted Tour programs:

  • "Tuscany, Cinque Terre & the Lakes": Pistoia – Santa Margherita LigureStresa. 9 Days from $ 2298.
  • "In the Footsteps of Italy’s Culinary Traditions": Rome Montepulciano San Gimignano Parma Padua. 10 Days from $2748.
  • "Legendary Amalfi Coast & Undiscovered Trulli Villages": Rome – Sorrento Savelletri di Fasano. 9 Days from $2598.
  • "Italian Vistas: From Tuscany to the Dolomites": Pistoia – Santa Margherita Ligure – Stresa – Venice Bolzano. 13 Days from $3298.

Prices are per person, land only based on double occupancy. The five percent discount offer applies to land only portions of tour. The Amex gift card offer is $100 per passenger booked. Tour must be booked and deposited by February 28, 2018 for departures thru May 31, 2018.

Central Holidays Italy Premier Escorted packages feature the Central Holidays Signature Dining Plan that includes most meals (breakfast daily – plus many lunches and dinners) served in hotels and local restaurants.  In addition, wine, coffee or cappuccino and mineral water at lunch and dinner are included in the tour price. Sightseeing and bonus touring is included in each motorcoach escorted package as well as the services of a professional, English-speaking tour director throughout the itinerary.

For more information, visit www.centralholidays.com.

CIE Tours Offers Travel Agent Discount on Spring Trips to the UK
Agents must book the trip before February 28 to receive the discount. | CIE Tours

CIE Tours is offering discounts to travel agents on spring vacations to Ireland and the British Isles to help clients book one of ten select excursions. Those who do so before February 28 will not only help travelers save on their trip, but will also receive a $50 gift card using the code AGENTLOVE50.

Vacation itineraries with trip-specific codes include:

  • Irish Spirit: 8 days departing April 5; sale price $1,685 (code SPA040518)
  • The Scots Irish Tour: 11 days departing April 8; sale price $2,025 (code SNA040818)
  • Taste of Scotland: 5 days departing April 1; sale price $1,100 (code SCA040118)
  • Northern Welcome: 9 days departing April 28; sale price $1,800 (code NWA042818)
  • Best of Ireland South: departing April 12; sale price $1,165 (code ISA041218) / departing April 28; sale price $1,285 (code ISA042818)
  • British & Irish Delight: 9 days departing April 15; sale price $1,790 (code GRA041518)
  • Irish Explorer: 9 days departing April 8; sale price $1,645 (code EXA040818)
  • Mystical Ireland: 8 days departing April 7; sale price $1,360 (code CLA040718)
  • Irish Adventure: 8 days departing April 30; sale price $1,775 (code ADA040418)

CIE Tours offers fully inclusive guided vacations to Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales, with both group travel and private itineraries available. The company’s escorted tours include prepaid sightseeing, hotel accommodations, full breakfasts, and most dinners.

Recently, the company partnered with Air Canada to offer air-inclusive guided vacations for Canadian travelers. The agreement enables CIE Tours to package flights within its tour price for travel originating at any airport serviced by Air Canada with direct flights to Shannon or Dublin.

For more information, visit www.cietours.com.

Apple Vacations' “Hawaii SuperSale”
The deal is valid to book now through March 22 for travel from April 1 to August. | Apple Vacations

As part of Apple Vacations' new Hawaii SuperSale, travelers can enjoy Apple-exclusive extras, including room upgrades, free nights, free daily buffet breakfasts and food and beverage credits at participating resorts.

The deal is valid to book now through March 22 for travel from April 1 to August.

Here a few examples of some of the offers:

Travelers coming from Chicago (ORD) can stay five nights at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach at rates starting from $1,465 per person. Clients from Philadelphia (PHL) get five nights at Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach starting from $1,229 per person and guests coming from Los Angeles (LAX) get five nights at the Royal Kona Resort starting from $1,165 per person. 

All participating resorts in the Hawaii SuperSale are Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach; Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort; Courtyard By Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach; Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach; Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui; Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii; Fairway Villas Waikoloa by Outrigger; Four Seasons Resort Lanai; Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa; Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort; Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach; Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa; Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa; Kaanapali Beach Hotel; Kauai Shores Hotel; Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa; Royal Kona Resort; Royal Lahaina Resort; Sheraton Kauai Resort; Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay; The Westin Maui Resort & Spa; The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas; Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa; Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui.

Visit www.applevacations.com/super-sale-hawaii

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort’s New “Experience Package”
The Outrigger Experience Package can be booked online year-round and is available for all room types based on a four-night minimum stay. | Outrigger Hotels & Resorts

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort has introduced a new offering providing visitors with an immersive vacation experience that aims to appeal to the diverse array of interests and activities that Hawaii has to offer. 

When booking the new “Outrigger Experience Package” at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, guests receive a $200 resort credit to create and discover their own vacation experiences. From Hawaiian music and farm-to-beach food offerings, to wellness and waterfront activities, there’s an array of offerings. 

The Outrigger Experience Package can be booked online year-round and is available for all room types based on a four-night minimum stay. Whether guests want to reserve a beachfront table at The Reef Bar & Market Grill for a romantic sunset dinner, enjoy an afternoon of poolside cocktails and appetizers at Kani Ka Pila Grille, go shopping at Outrigger Trading Company, unwind with a soothing spa treatment at La’akea Spa, sunbathe and play on Waikiki Beach with rentals through Aqualani Beach Services, or simply take advantage of hotel valet parking, those who purchase the “Outrigger Experience Package” can redeem their resort credit for a number of memorable Hawaiian activities.

“Our newest Experience Package at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort showcases the brand’s passion for exploration and discovery, while making it easy for travelers to book a vacation and take advantage of all the warm-weather activities, delicious foods and beautiful scenery that Hawaii has to offer,” said Kelly Hoen, area general manager and general manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, in a written release. “With Outrigger’s unmatched hospitality and a $200 resort credit to splurge on one-of-a-kind Hawaiian experiences, we’re excited to give guests the opportunity to create the vacation of their dreams.” 

As part of its commitment to preserving and sharing Hawaii’s deep-rooted heritage, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort invites guests to join its cultural activities and special events offered year-round, including ukulele lessons, lei making classes, beachside Hawaiian vow renewal ceremonies twice a week and live musical performances every evening. 

Visit www.outrigger.com

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.

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

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.