VACATION RENTALS, a New Jersey-based provider of villas,
cottages, homes and condos, rolled out a $50 booking bonus for
agents who book a stay in Europe for clients by March 31. The
offer, which comes in the form of a Visa gift card, is targeted to
traditional and home-based retailers in an effort to court their
business. The bonus is paid once travel is completed. European
destinations include the U.K., France and Italy. Agents can learn
more at www.vacationrentals4agents.com. Meanwhile, Endless
said it became a preferred supplier to Midwest Agents Selling
Travel, a consortium of retailers in eight Midwest states.
MTRAVEL.COM, the host agency division of
Montrose Travel in Montrose, Calif., added an "established agent"
level to its programs. Agents generating a minimum of $10,000 in
commissions per year will be eligible for an 80% commission split.
Proof of volume is required via a 1099 form or check
PLANNERS, a South Florida-based cruise agency with a
franchised network of more than 700 travel professionals, received
the first Home-Based Partner of the Year award from Royal Caribbean
International. The award was presented as part of Royal Caribbean's
annual ONE Awards recognizing the cruise line's top travel industry
FAM OF THE
Trip: Three nights in Bangkok and five
nights in Chiang Mai.
Departures: Oct. 15, Jan. 15 and Feb. 26
from Los Angeles to Bangkok via EVA Airways.
Length: Eight nights.
Sponsor: FT Tours, Los Angeles.
Cost: $1,568 per person, double. Includes
air, room, most meals, sightseeing and transfers.
Noteworthy: The companion rate is $275
additional; the single supplement is $475. Air upgrades and air
from other cities can be arranged. Optional extensions to points in
Thailand also can be arranged.
Contact: (800) 350-0487, ext. 36; e-mail: [email protected]; Web: www.ft-tours.com/agents.
CORRECTION: The Professional Association of
Travel Hosts said it does not plan to hold a conference prior to
CLIA's Cruise3sixty conference in early March. Incorrect
information appeared in last week's e-letter.
Agent Editor: Donna Tunney
Phone: (508) 221-3674
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