Webinar
Madhya Pradesh - The Land of the Jungle Book
Wednesday, December 20 | 12pm ET / 9am PT | Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development

Join us for this webinar and explore Madhya Pradesh, a new and exciting destination in the “Heart of Incredible India” – a land full of history, heritage, religion, culture and nature that will surprise and captivate even the most well-traveled visitors. 

Register now!

Quiz
What’s your “ALL-FUN” travel personality?
Apple Vacations

Answer the questions to create the ideal Apple Vacations itinerary that starts with check in at Hotel Xcaret and continues through many of the ALL-FUN Inclusive® offerings available at the hotel.

Ask clients to take the quiz or find out your own travel personality! Take the quiz now.

Fam
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.

Webinar
Experience the New-Face of the All-Time Favorite, Excellence Punta Cana
Thursday, December 14 | 2pm ET / 11am PT | Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts

Learn the details & photos of the new suite categories, what has been updated and the new favorite spots at Excellence Punta Cana.

Join us on this tour around the fully renovated Excellence Punta Cana for a chance to win 3 complimentary nights! Register now.

Deal
Access Trips Launches Holiday Travel Agent Promotion
Travel agents must book guests by January 31 to receive the free trip for themselves. | Access Trips

Access Trips, a travel company specializing in culinary tours, has unveiled a special “Book Six; Travel Free” travel agent promotion. From now through January 31, travel agents who book six guests on any of their culinary tours will get a free trip for themselves.

Additionally, they can earn a $1,000 discount for groups of six or more and $500 for groups of four or five for bookings made through December 31.

The earned free trip is based on single occupancy, applicable to Morocco, Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Peru departures with Access Trips. This trip must be taken in 2018, within six months of the clients’ booked tour, and at least six clients must have completed travel.

Earlier this week, Access Trips announced its newest culinary trip to Costa Rica that will explore San Jose, Costa Rican wildlife, and other scenic locations on an 8-day culinary tour. The itinerary includes a river safari, a cooking class at the base of Arenal Volcano, a tour of an organic Costa Rican coffee plantation, a farm-to-table lunch at a local farm, and more.

Established in 2001, Access Trips’ tours have been recognized as “Best Trips of the Year” by National Geographic and recommended by Fodor’s. Their trips have also been featured in the New York Times, Fodor’s, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and NPR.

Access Trips’ culinary tours are featured in Cuba, South Africa, Vietnam, Peru, Morocco, Japan, Alaska, Thailand, and Costa Rica.

For more information on Access Trips, visit www.accesstrips.com.

Photo by Santorines/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images    

e-Learning
Wyndham Wise
Travel Agent University

Welcome to the Wyndham Wise training course. We didn’t grow to 8,100+ hotels across 78 countries without our valued partners—like you.  In this course, you’ll gain actionable insight on how to sell more to key market segments.
You’ll graduate a Wyndham Sage, earn 2 CEU credits from the Travel Institute and be entered to win a $50 gift card.

e-Learning
Multigeneration Travel Focus Series
Travel Agent Central

Navigating through the multigenerational travel niche can be a balancing act. Investigation, negotiation and good old-fashioned legwork all come into play when family dynamics are involved. But the rewards are handsome, as well. Read about multigenerational travel trends in the pages ahead.

e-Learning
Adventure Cruise Learning Burst
Travel Agent University

Today’s cruise travelers aren’t playing shuffleboard all day, stuffing themselves at the midnight buffet or dressing in formal attire every night. Over the decades, guests have evolved in both their personal interests and mindset. Learn more about adventure cruising today!

e-Learning
Mexico Family Focus Series
Travel Agent Central

Family travel to Mexico is by all accounts booming. And that’s no accident. Suppliers, tour operators and travel sellers are redoubling efforts to highlight Mexico’s vast appeal. Read all about it in the Mexico Family Focus Series.

e-Learning
Vancouver Specialist Program
Travel Agent University

Today, specialization is the key to success for many travel professionals in frontline sales. To help you excel and effectively sell one of the world's most spectacular destinations, Tourism Vancouver has designed the Vancouver Specialist Program, an interactive online training program that will provide you with the knowledge to increase your sales and deliver tailored itineraries for your clients.

The Vancouver Specialist Program is an educational tool designed to expand your knowledge of Vancouver and help you sell the destination more effectively. This program was designed to be intuitive, interactive and engaging. We believe learning should be interesting, fulfilling and fun – just like a visit to Vancouver.

Achieving a Vancouver Specialist designation means you will have even more confidence to promote and sell Vancouver. More importantly, your clients will really appreciate that the knowledge you have of the city will allow you to create a better travel experience for them.

When you earn accreditation as a Vancouver Specialist you will receive a Vancouver Specialist certificate in recognition of your qualification, as well as access to special benefits and sales resources to further enhance your ability to sell the destination to your clients. Vancouver Specialists are eligible for:

  • Access to an Experience Pass which provides complimentary admission for you and a guest to attractions and sightseeing activities for personal fam visits.
  • Access to industry rates for accommodation and additional sightseeing activities for personal fam visits.
  • Exclusive invitations to our Virtually Vancouver webinar series where you will receive updates on what’s happening in the city
  • Exclusive invitations for Vancouver fam opportunities
e-Learning
Caribbean Romance Focus Series
Travel Agent Central

The Caribbean has a wealth of attributes that can inspire or amplify romance. Whether your couples are planning a destination wedding, a honeymoon, anniversary celebration or simply a romantic getaway, there are plenty of hotels to meet their needs. Read on to help you find your clients a place to stay that they will fall in love with.

e-Learning
Hawaii Romance Focus Series
Travel Agent Central

Hawaii has all the ingredients for a destination wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or other romantic escapades. These include a near-perfect climate, jaw-dropping scenery, top-flight resorts, beautiful beaches, elegant restaurants, exotic culture, myriad natural and historical attractions, opportunities for outdoor adventure, and so much more. We’ll touch on some of these aspects in the pages ahead.

e-Learning
Mexico Pacific Coast Focus Series
Travel Agent Central

The diversity of Pacific Mexico sells itself. Natural beauty, varied ecosystems, rich culture and history have all made distinctive marks on the coast. The mountains meet the ocean in Pacific Mexico. And in Baja California Sur, they meet the desert as well. Read all about it in the Mexico Pacific Coast Focus Series