AGENT MEMBERS of The Network of
Entrepreneurs Selling Travel (NEST) returned from a Seminar at Sea
aboard Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas, where
they learned about the RCI product line. A record 44 members from
NEST -- the industrys marketing group for top-performing,
home-based travel agents -- sailed on the five-night cruise to
Bermuda along with RCI key account manager Sheri Pasternak and NEST
Senior Vice President Stuart Cohen.
WHILE IN BERMUDA, Gina Luna of the Bermuda
Department of Tourism escorted NEST members on a five-property site
inspection. The agents visited Cambridge Beaches Luxury Resort,
Nine Beaches Resort, Wyndham Bermuda Resort & Spa, Pompano
Beach Club and the Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Agents can
learn more about the marketing group at www.jointhenest.com.
BRIAN MOORE International Tours will again offer
its Ireland Fall Fam Trip program, with departures in November and
December. A five-day Ireland Castle itinerary costs $199, land
only, and departs Nov. 18 and Dec. 2. A seven-day Undiscovered
Ireland costs $399 and departs Nov. 10 and 17, and Dec. 1. The
trips are educational, and include a Selling Ireland seminar,
accommodations and most meals.
PRESIDENT Ronan Ryan said the firm is providing
the fams due to "overwhelming demand" by retailers. " Our phones
have been ringing off the
hook with agents telling us they really want a fam trip that offers
the northern part of Ireland," he said. Ronan added that the prices
intended for existing agent customers; the new agent rate is $50
higher, but they receive a $50 commission coupon for their first
booking. For details on the fams, visit www.bmit.com and click
the Travel Agents Link, or call 800-982-2299.
FAM OF THE WEEK
Departure: Sept. 19 from Miami to Sao Paulo via TAM
Length: Eight nights.
Cost: $895 per person, double. Includes roundtrip
air, accommodations, six
meals per day, a medical examination and the services of medical
during the stay.
Trip: Spends eight nights at Spa Med Casa Grande
Noteworthy: The companion rate is $200
Contact: (800) 711-2524 or (305) 372-1314; fax:
(305) 372-1446; e-mail: