Pleasant Holidays, Journese Expand Into South America

Medellin Colombia
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Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand Journese have announced the addition of South America to their destination portfolio with the opening of sales of Colombia vacation packages on October 29. The initial portfolio will comprise 12 hotels and 20 sightseeing excursions in Colombia’s most popular cities for the U.S. travel market: Bogota, Cartagena and Medellin, located on the northwestern tip of South America.

Colombia product for both brands includes customized vacations for FIT and groups, including flights in all classes, hotel accommodations, airport transfers, tours and activities, travel protection coverage and more. The Colombia hotel portfolio includes top brands popular with American travelers, including Best Western, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and others, and most hotels are directly connected with dynamic rates, inventory and instant reservation confirmations. Key airline partners serving Colombia from several U.S. cities include American Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, LATAM Airlines and United Airlines. Multi-destination vacations with intra-destination flights within Colombia or combining Colombia with Central America destinations in Belize, Costa Rica and Panama are also available. Travel advisors can book a variety of commissionable Colombia sightseeing excursions, including city tours and culinary experiences, as well as tours that explore the culture and history of these cities.

To learn more about the inaugural Colombia product line, travel advisors can register for one of these webinars:

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An additional webinar with ProColombia that explores the destination in depth, including insights on the unique features of each city and tips on selling Colombia vacations, will follow in November.

To introduce the destination, Pleasant Holidays and Journese are offering booking incentives for travelers and travel advisors. Travelers receive $100 instant air credit per booking; travel advisors receive 500 bonus TRIP points and the chance to win travel prizes. The incentive offers are valid on new vacations booked by December 31, 2018 for travel through June 30, 2019, and must include roundtrip airfare and accommodations for five nights or longer at a participating hotel.

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