INC., a host agency, rolled out a new commission structure
and enhanced back-office support services for its nearly 500
members, said Vivian Ewart, senior vice president. Current and new
members now have the ability to keep up to 75% of their commission,
up from 50%. Members' commission levels will be earned at the new
higher rate for all existing clients as well as for qualified leads
provided by the company. Back-office support services for members
include streamlined and automated e-invoicing and electronic cruise
document delivery systems. Agents who wish to learn more can call
VACATION.COM added SITA World Tours to its
roster of preferred suppliers, giving its members access to
"exclusive vacation packages and enhanced commissions to increase
profitability," said the consortium. The agreement is effective for
travel beginning Jan. 1, and bookings are now being accepted.
Custom vacations are available to Africa, the Middle East,
Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Asia, South America and
on European and Russian River cruises.
HOLIDAYS introduced new tours and multi-city packages to
Europe, the Mediterranean and Egypt for 2008 and 2009, along with
early-booking incentives and other promotions. One new program
couples Paris with Athens and adds a four-night Greek islands
cruise. It's priced from $1,121 per person, land and cruise. A
spokeswoman for Central said the company does business with
home-based and independent agents who have a valid IATAN, CLIA or
ARC registration number or who have an active affiliation with and
ARC- or CLIA-endorsed agency. Active members of recognized
consortiums also can book with Central and earn commissions.
Retailers can check out the new offerings and incentives at www.centralholidays.com.
PORT HOLE: Norwegian Cruise Line plans to add 32 cruises
to the Bahamas by 2009, and it will make its first call to Grand
Bahama Island in five years when the Norwegian Jewel docks there on
Nov. 15 on a three-day trip from Miami. Twenty-eight of the 32
cruises will be on the 2,400-passenger Norwegian Gem, which was
launched on Oct. 1. NCL estimated that its increased presence in
the Bahamas will contribute $9 million a year to the Bahamas
economy, with $4 million going directly to Grand Bahama
FAM OF THE
Trip: An overnight, all-inclusive stay at
the Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta.
Sponsor: The Casa Velas.
Cost: $150 per person, per night, double.
Includes accommodations in a master suite, all meals with premium
alcoholic beverages, access to the hotel's hydrotherapy facilities
and fitness center, golf privileges at the Marina Vallarta Golf
Club, taxes and gratuities.
Noteworthy: Trip must be completed by Dec.
Contact: (866) 612-1097 in the U.S. or
(866) 442-9205 in Canada.
Agent Editor: Donna Tunney
Phone: (508) 221-3674
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