BIG PAY ON
IBERIA STAYS: Spanish Heritage Tours is paying 12% to 15%
commission on its fall and winter offerings to Spain, Portugal and
beyond. Sample pricing includes an air-inclusive, four-night stay
at a four-star resort on Portugals Algarve coast from $589 per
person, double, with departures Nov. 1 to March 31. All four- to
six-night deals include roundtrip air fare from New York (Kennedy),
accommodations with breakfast daily, and hotel service charges and
taxes. Supplies of the Spanish Heritage Tours Fall/Winter Getaways
brochure are available by calling (800) 456-5050 or visiting www.SHTours.com.
SEAT: Delta announced new Europe service for 2006 from
Atlanta and New York (Kennedy), including, from Atlanta:
Dusseldorf, Germany; Copenhagen; Edinburgh, Scotland; Nice, France;
Athens; Dublin/Shannon, Ireland; and Venice, Italy, and, from New
York (Kennedy): Budapest, Hungary; Dublin/Shannon; Manchester,
England; and Kiev, Ukraine ... German airline OLT, of Bremen,
joined the $99 EuropebyAir FlightPass program (www.europebyair.com, (888) 321-4737) bringing
participation to 23 carriers. OLT flies from Bremen to Munich,
Berlin and Nuremberg in Germany, as well as Brussels; Copenhagen;
London (City Airport); Toulouse, France; Zurich; and Debrecen,
Hungary ... New all-business-class transatlantic carrier MAXjet
Airways (www.maxjet.com) lowered introductory one-way fares
between New York (Kennedy) and London (Stansted) to $679, plus
taxes and fees, a $100 savings; the first U.K.-bound flight takes
off on Nov. 1.
MANY TAKE IT
EASY: EasyGroup said new travel ventures EasyCruise and
EasyHotel are enjoying near-full occupancy through November.
EasyCruise -- nearly 90% booked for the final months of its
Mediterranean routes -- now sails to the Caribbean for the winter.
Meanwhile, bookings at the first two EasyHotels, in London and
Basel, Switzerland, exceeded 90% in their respective first months
of operation. The London venue, open since August, offers rooms
from about $35 a night; occupancy was 97% in August, 98% in
September and 93% Oct. 1 to 18. The EasyHotel in Basel opened Sept.
5 with rates from $19 and was 97% full its first month. For more,
ITALY: Ireland and Britain specialist operator CIE Tours
International added escorted tours of Italy to its product lineup.
The six-night Italian Heritage -- to Venice, Rome, Assisi, Siena,
Florence and Bologna -- starts at $2,293 from New York or Boston,
or $2,350 from Chicago, with Sunday departures, April 9 to Nov. 26.
The 10-night Italian Tradition -- which adds Sorrento -- starts at
$2,916, New York or Boston, or $2,973 from Chicago, with Sunday
departures, April 9 to Nov. 26. All rates are per person, double.
Contact CIE Tours -- which pays agents 10% on land and varying
commissions on air -- at (800) CIE-TOUR or www.cietours.com.