Webinars

Travel Weekly and Antigua and Barbuda invite you to join us for a live webinar featuring these gems of the Caribbean. With reef-lined beaches, rainforests and resorts, these islands have something for everyone and many exciting developments. Attendees will learn about: 

  • New hotel project and developments
  • JetBlue comes to Antigua
  • The new state-of-the-art V.C. Bird International Airport
  • How to become an A&B Insider
  • One-on-one with Jennifer Doncseccz of VIP Vacations

To help agents ‘feel the vibe’ attendees will be eligible to win some amazing prizes – “Taste of Antigua” Gift Basket, local ground transfers, “Dinner with Dean” Giveaway and a grand prize a free trip to experience the islands first-hand!

Learn the exciting new developments at Palladium Hotels & Resorts and the top reasons guests return year after year.  You’ll have a chance to win a four night stay for two adult guests at Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites by Palladium.  Find out new additions at multiple Palladium Hotels & Resorts with added services and enhancements and let us help you grow your business.

  • Discover the Palladium Experience!  Learn all the exciting new developments including refurbishments, new rooms and how Palladium can accommodate Multi-Generational Families
  • Learn of all new features including Play at Palladium with Raggs, food allergy program and more
  • New Shaadi Royal Bliss addition to the Simple Stunning package offering designed by wedding expert Karen Bussen
  • Sneak Peak at soon to be launched cash rewards program Palladium Connect. 
How can your clients visit Cuba? Join Apple Vacations and Travel Weekly to learn about this amazing new opportunity. Learn about:
•    Itinerary and inclusions for Apple Vacations packages to Cuba
•    Frequently asked questions about Cuba
•     How to book

Since the beginning of time, humans have been drawn like bees to honey to the Languedoc-Roussillon. Even before it was named “Languedoc”— language of yes — man had been unable to say “no” to this mountainous, sun-drenched region kissing Spain and hugging the southernmost curve of the Mediterranean Sea.  Join Travel Weekly and four members of the Sud de France Prestige Club as you are introduced to  exclusive accommodations and activities available in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Attendees will also explore the online training program “The Sud de France Travel Academy”. Once certified, participating agents are eligible for a FAM experience.
Clients Save up to 60% on American Queen and American Empress select cabin categories through November 2015. Maximize your profits by selling the magnificent American Queen on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers in the Heartland of America, where your clients will Discover the Legacy of Mark Twain’s America, and on the beautiful American Empress in the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, where your clients will Walk in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark. In addition to sharing the latest information on American Queen Steamboat Company’s 2015 & 2016 cruises, your host, Hy Cooper, will explain American Queen's Special Profit opportunities, Fam Trips, and New Enriched Group Programs for 2015 - 2016.

One lucky attendee will win a free cruise for themselves and a guest on the American Queen (not including Port Charges and Gratuities, subject to space at 45 days prior to departure)
Join Virgin Atlantic to find out how Premium Economy is designed to help your customers make every moment count. They’ll share 10 reasons why a little bit more goes a long way to enrich on your customers’ transatlantic adventures. They’ll reveal their fabulous new 787 Premium Economy cabin and share how to get the most from every experience. Plus, Virgin Atlantic will be launching an exclusive booking incentive offering you the chance to fly to London and experience Premium Economy first hand.
Join the Mexico Tourism Board and Northstar Travel Media as we share the exciting launch of Mexico’s new online educational training and loyalty rewards program. During this interactive session, you will be given a virtual tour of all the assets available at your fingertips to better sell and be rewarded for selling Mexico at the new www.visitmexicouniversity.com. From the museums of Mexico City, to the UNESCO recognized cuisine of the country, to the incredible beaches and off-the-beaten path attractions, Mexico offers something for every traveler need. During the webinar will be learn about the various opportunities to sell to specific traveler markets including weddings, gastronomy, culture, spas and nature. Rodrigo Esponda and Daniela Leaman will join  Northstar’s Vice President Michele Rosenberg for this virtual tour of the new site and the expanded rewards opportunities available for agents who are signed up for Mexico’s program to earn cash and prizes for tracking your Mexico sales.
Searching for the best river cruise option for your clients? Travel Weekly, TravelAge West and Scenic Cruises invite you to join us for live webinar featuring many new exciting new developments from this ultra-luxury river cruise operator.  Attendees will have the opportunity to:

LEARN about the signature Scenic All-Inclusive philosophy
EXPEREINCE the fabulous fleet of Scenic ‘Space-Ships’
DISCOVER what’s new for 2016
ENROLL in the Scenic Specialist Course

Like you, Scenic Cruises goal is to always provide the ultimate holiday experience. Register now to learn how you can partner and profit with Scenic Cruises.
Through this exciting webinar, you will be transported to The Luxury Collection destinations, allowing you to have new travel experiences to offer your luxury customers.  Be among the first to learn about new hotels and renovations throughout  the US, including iconic and historic hotels such as at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.  This resort, also famed as the “Pink Palace of the Pacific” is poised to recapture the imaginations of a new generation of pleasure seekers as it unveils the newly transformed Mailani Tower this April.  In San Francisco, The Palace Hotel introduces a fresh design approach that captures timeless warmth and elegance beautifully married with chic, contemporary elements.   During the webinar, Starwood executives Anthony Ingham and Chris Austin will also be available to answer any of your questions. 
 
Win a chance to stay at the new Mailani Tower at the Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki Beach or The Palace Hotel in San Francisco just by registering and attending this webinar.

Every travel agency business today needs a dynamic, searchable website, an engaging social media presence and professional, always up-to-date, travel content from the top tour and cruise suppliers. Join Travel Weekly & Passport Online Inc and learn about the best in class technology solutions for the leisure travel industry:

•    agency website solutions
•    website content from 100 leading suppliers
•    social media solutions to make Facebook work for your travel business
•    a state of the art cruise booking engine

We will share what is currently working for our best customers--your fellow travel agency owners. One lucky attendee will win a $500 gift card! 
Join Travel Weekly and learn about Chinatour.com. From the Great Wall to the Silk Road, from Yangtze River Cruise to Hong Kong, China has many selling points. We will share some fun facts about the destination to help engage your clients, and Chinatour.com will help you see how they can make selling China easy and highly profitable.

One very lucky live attendee will win an 11 day all inclusive Classy China trip.
A historic destination with new experiences to offer!

Join Travel Weekly and representatives from the St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra Beach tourism communities to learn about this historical, cultural arts and oceanside destination. As the oldest city in the Nation, we are rich in history but it is not the same old story. We’ll share our heritage and new world cuisine, luxury and boutique accommodations, soft adventures, shopping and event-based activity options awaiting your clients. Add a splash of flavor with our craft distillery, winery and chocolate factory tours for some unique client fun! Whether it’s a family reunion, a destination wedding, a golf escape or a culinary adventure, we’ll create an experience that will go down in history! And one lucky live attendee will win a chance to stay and experience our destination as our guest.
Join Travel Weekly as we explore The Palm Beaches. Learn about the exciting collection of luxury resorts and trusted-brand hotels, innovative culinary landscape, trendy shops and boutiques, and a year-round energetic nightlife. Home to 38 cities and towns - from Boca Raton to Jupiter, Palm Beach to Lake Okeechobee, our various attractions, parks and events are certain to please all who visit. With a historic legacy a century in the making, the art of hospitality has been perfected and woven into our way of life. Let us show you why The Palm Beaches are The Best Way for your customers to Experience Florida.
Imagine a vacation that enables you to explore many of Europe’s beautiful cities, historic towns, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and iconic landmarks in one seamless journey. Imagine going to sleep in Bratislava and waking up in Budapest. Imagine traveling from destination to destination and needing to unpack only once. Imagine strolling out of your room ready for a dip in the heated swimming pool and having a drink waiting for you when you get out. Imagine enjoying a light breakfast or lunch alfresco, as you admire the beautiful landscapes and breathe in the fresh air.

Take a river cruise with Emerald Waterways and you don’t have to imagine; it’s simply what you can expect.

Join us March 10th to learn more about Emerald Waterways’ award-winning ‘Star-Ships’, inclusions and all the other things that make up what we call “Exceptional Emerald Value."
Join Travel Weekly and two local destination experts from the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel to learn all the attributes and selling points of this incredible destination. Jovina Huber and Candice Cocco will share their knowledge of the area with a focus on new area attractions and experiences. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the best vacation opportunities for individual travel, multi- generational families, reunions and small group travel. And one lucky live attendee will win a three day/two night stay at the Diamond Head Beach Resort & Spa on Fort Myers Beach! 
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a unique collection of 11 parks throughout the country. We specialize in turning family vacations and getaways into memorable ways to connect with amazing animals, exotic cultures, and most of all, each other. We now have a website dedicated just to you, our Travel Agent Partners. Earn commission on tickets, animal encounters, vacation packages and more!

By attending this webinar, you are automatically enrolled to win 2 FREE tickets to your choice of a SeaWorld or Busch Gardens park!
Join Travel Weekly and Bedsonline to learn how to personalize your clients’ European vacations. During this interactive session, you will learn tips and tricks for top selling destinations in England, France, Italy and Spain. This session will highlight cities including London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Venice, Florence and Madrid. Attendees will learn the ease and profit potential of doing business with Bedsonline. One lucky attendee who participates in the Bedsonline webinar series  will win a $500 Bedsonline Travel Certificate at the end of the sessions.



Join luxury coastal expedition cruise company, Haimark Line, for this second in a series of explorations.  Travel Weekly and Haimark will share a grand exploration available for your customers to board the all-new MS Saint Laurent in the historic city of Montréal and sail the scenic St. Lawrence Seaway to the North Atlantic. Step back in time as you visit British, Scottish, and French-Canadian maritime ports. Marvel at natural wonders such as Saint John’s reversing rapids, the Rock of Percé, Acadia National Park, and magical Prince Edward Island, home of the beloved Anne of Green Gables.
Join Air Tahiti Nui and Travel Weekly to learn about Tahiti’s best vacation specials including airfare, overwater  bungalows and meals starting from $2498. GTahiti Tourisme will share the latest product update on the destination including the new Brando Resort. Air Tahiti Nui will share airfare specials including its popular “Kids Fly Free” offer, valid up to age 15!  Those attendees who join the session live to hear from Nick Panza, Vice President of Air Tahiti Nui and Jonathan Reap, President of Tahiti Tourisme North America, will be given a chance to win roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles to Tahiti for two and give nights hotel accommodations!

Live Drawing! Win A Free Cruise For Two*

Introducing the luxury coastal expedition cruise company, Haimark Line and their unique voyages aboard the All-New MS Saint Laurent. Join Travel Weekly and Haimark to learn about the comprehensive voyage from Montréal to Chicago through the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Canadian Maritimes and discover the only small ship expedition cruise traveling through all five Great Lakes.

Imagine a thrilling visit to Niagara Falls, transit through the historic SOO locks, Detroit’s Henry Ford Museum, a horse-drawn carriage on Mackinac Island and lunch at the Grand Hotel all with the enriching company of specialists and naturalist guides.

Join Travel Weekly and Bedsonline to learn how to personalize your clients’ vacations in the Caribbean. During this interactive session, you will learn tips and tricks to sell the best of this destination while seeing the ease and profit potential of doing business with Bedsonline.

One lucky attendee who participates in the Bedsonline webinar series will win a $500 Bedsonline Travel Certificate at the end of the sessions.

Join Travel Weekly and Bedsonline to learn how to personalize your clients’ vacations in one of the hottest travel spots in the Western hemisphere: Mexico. During this interactive session, you will learn tips and tricks to sell the best of this destination while seeing the ease and profit potential of doing business with Bedsonline. One lucky attendee will win a $500 Bedsonline Travel Certificate at the end of the session.
Mexico 2015
Mexico: Los Cabos #UnstoppableOriginally Live on 12/10/14On Demand
Join Travel Weekly, Travel Age West and Mexico Tourism Board for a final update on Los Cabos as winter season is in full swing. During this interactive webinar you will hear from fellow travel professionals about their experiences visiting the destination in the past few weeks. They can give you first hand accounts of the infrastructure and beauty awaiting your clients. And attendees will be entered for a chance to see the beauty of the region for themselves as more than one land prize will be awarded at the end of the session.

Mexico 2015
Mexico: Los Cabos UnstoppableOriginally Live on 11/25/14On Demand
Join Travel Weekly, TravelAge West and the Mexico Tourism Board for the official destination update as the winter season approaches for Los Cabos. Hurricane Odile delivered a tough blow to this destination where the sapphire Sea of Cortez meets the desert and mountains, but the tourism infrastructure has come back so quickly with more properties and attractions opening every day. During this interactive webinar you will get an up-to-the-minute account of the infrastructure and beauty awaiting your clients. Attendees will be entered for a chance to see the beauty of the region for themselves, as more than one land prize will be awarded at the end of the session.

Join Travel Weekly and leaders from the hotel and tour wholesaler community for an update on the destination of Los Cabos as it continues its rapid recovery from Hurricane Odile. As your clients ready for winter season travel, leaders from top wholesalers including Funjet Vacations, MLT Vacations and Pleasant Holidays will join with leading Cabo hoteliers including the Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar  and AM Resorts for an update on hotel availability, package plans, attractions and more. Learn where and how you can sell this remarkable destination where the sapphire Sea of Cortez meets the desert and mountains.

Riviera Nayarit. The words evoke a sense of an exotic gateway. Located just minutes north of Puerto Vallarta's International Airport, Riviera Nayarit is Mexico's newest beach destination with 200 miles of pristine pacific coastline dotted with dozens of seaside coastal towns and pueblos boasting lush rugged mountain peaks, nature sanctuaries, golden sand, palm-fringed beaches, and luxurious resorts. Join Travel Weekly and Riviera Nayarit's Carlos Equiarte to discover why Riviera Nayarit should be your clients next retreat.
Grandma did what? Join Amadeus North America and Travel Weekly for a FREE webinar, “From rocking chair to rock climbing: How to tap the lucrative Active Senior traveler market.” Born between 1945 and 1970, Active Seniors are the next big lucrative traveler demographic. Healthy, wealthy and ready to go, this demo is not into cruise buffets, they want to climb the Great Wall of China.  Find out what makes them tick – and take away new strategies to win their business! Learn four trends to transform your role as a personal dream fulfiller. Tweak your online/offline sales strategy to create loyal customers.Position your business for success with this generation – and the next.
Join us for a special re-broadcast as The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau along with Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International will update you on cruising from New Orleans.  With details on new ships, renovations to the cruise terminal, commissionable cruise packages and New Orleans highlights – this webinar will prove that Cruising from New Orleans is truly Two Vacations in One.

Join Travel Weekly, Travel Age West and Mexico Tourism Board for an update on the destinations of Los Cabos, La Paz and Loreto. Hurricane Odile delivered a tough blow to these remarkable destinations where the sapphire Sea of Cortez meets the desert and mountains, but the tourism infrastructure has come back quickly. During this interactive webinar you will get an up to the minute account of the infrastructure and beauty awaiting your clients. And attendees will be entered for a chance to see the beauty of the region for themselves as more than one land prize will be awarded at the end of the session.

Today’s travelers are venturing farther than ever before, exploring new destinations and experiencing new and exciting activities. Where are your travelers going? And are you prepared to address any “what if” situations that they may face? What if your client develops pneumonia while in Norway? Or experiences kidney failure in Great Britain? Or simply loses their luggage on a flight to China? As their travel agent, it’s your job to know how to handle these situations and others. Do you know all the “what ifs” you should be considering when selling travel? Join RoamRight and Travel Weekly as we explore some of the “what ifs” that you and your clients should consider.
Creating connections seal deals. Forming new bonds or rekindling old friendships, Sheraton creates opportunities for your customers to connect - to home, to colleagues, and to friends, both old and new. Join Travel Weekly and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts to learn all about today's Sheraton -- a brand focused on comfortable modern luxury. By 2015, more than $14 billion will have been invested to expand signature Sheraton programming in more than 400 new and renovated hotels in nearly 70 countries around the world . Sheraton brand leaders will share details about the updated design, signature programs and amenities, and enticing destinations in the world’s most desired locations, all designed to help your customers create lasting memories. All attendees will be entered to win the brand's signature amenity, the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ bed, designed to meet AAA Five Diamond criteria. And learn about the newest travel professional innovation --  the evolution of Starwoodpro to SPG® Pro – a true game changer. This new program is designed to reward you – our travel professional partner for your business. SPG Pro will offer travel professionals SPG elite status, and Starpoints® for B2B business booked at any of Starwood’s nearly 1,200 properties around the world.
Learn about something different. Something better for your customers. Join Travel Weekly and Marival to see for yourself. Come learn what makes the Marival All Inclusive Experience different and better. Incomparable accommodations that you can’t find anywhere else, spacious up to 3,900 sq ft! Gourmet a la carte Dining with wine pairings and endless choices. And Agents Earn Bonus Cash, up to $200 on EVERY Booking! PLUS, all those agents attending this live event will be entered and three agents in attendance will WIN four night stays at one of the Marival properties to come taste for themselves!
Please join Travel Weekly for a virtual exploration of all that makes Puerto Vallarta so special. From its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture to its genuinely offered welcoming hospitality, there is no tourist destination that better reflects the authentic spirit of Mexico! Learn about the dynamic blend of brilliant cultural expressions, history, and entertainment that will welcome your customers in Puerto Vallarta. Explore this resort area extending from the airport in the northern part of town, to the jungle-clad south shores, all of the hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions and nightlife offerings.
The travel customer continues to be more demanding, educated and tech savvy. As a result, travel agencies and tour operators need to become increasingly nimble and knowledgeable to continue to meet the needs of future customers. The higher spending, experiential traveler will have access to increased information and technology—and will demand more personalized products and services. Moreover, these customers of the future are more likely to choose travel companies that understand their needs, habits and buying patterns via their preferred technologies. In response, travel companies will need to keep pace with tools and technology to appropriately manage this growing segment of the travel business that places more demands on providers and packagers of travel services. Join Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, American Express and PhoCusWright for this interactive webinar exploring the trends that will shape the travel industry of the future. Panelists engaging in this discussion will include:Mary Pat Sullivan, PhoCusWright, leisure research analyst, Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly, Ken Shapiro, Editor, TravelAge West and Jessica Patel, VP of Sales, American Express.
Travel Weekly and SeaWorld invite you to discover all the thrilling updates at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Thomas Valley, National Director of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, will present all the essential information you need to entice your client’s curiosity and excitement! Learn how to book tickets, receive commissions on our travel agent website. One lucky attendee will win complimentary entrance to any SeaWorld Park (*with the exception of Discovery Cove). SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a unique collection of 11 theme parks throughout the country, widely regarded among the most beautiful and best-known family-oriented theme parks in the world. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment provides guests the opportunity to celebrate, connect and care with authentic, inspiring ‘real world’ experiences with up-close exotic animal encounters, the best roller coasters and thrill rides and the most innovative and exciting shows and attractions.
Join MSC Cruises and Travel Weekly for this interactive webinar. Don’t miss all the surprise announcements  from MSC Cruises including new MSC Experience Packages, which give your clients several options for inclusive cruising at a great value. Learn why MSC is the fastest growing cruise line in the world and earn a chance to win a free Cruise onboard the prestigious MSC Yacht Club, a private and exclusive enclave on the MSC Divina.

Consejo Live It Beleive It Wide
Mexico: The Adventure Is OnOriginally Live on 8/19/14On Demand
Join Travel Weekly, TravelAge West and the Mexico Tourism Board on a virtual adventure. Learn about the opportunities awaiting your clients in the southern destinations of Veracruz, Chiapas and Oaxaca from white water rafting to mountain climbing. Maybe your clients want a full on hard core adventure or the touch of soft adventure as part of a luxury experience! They will find a home among the more than 40 rivers that run through Veracruz  or the dramatic cliffs and astonishing waters of Chiapas, or the exhilarating surf of Oaxaca.
Join Travel Weekly and Blue Diamond Resorts to learn what possibilities await your customers. During this interactive webinar attendees will learn the differences between the concepts for each brand. Find out what is new and exciting with each of the resorts and what truly sets these experiences apart for your best customers.  One attendee to this live event will win a three night stay for two at the Royalton Riviera Cancun!