BACK TO THE
BIG EASY: Gray Line New Orleans resumed three of its New
Orleans tours on limited schedules. A Gray Line announcement noted
that the French Quarter and many of New Orleans' greatest
architectural assets are intact. "As New Orleans continues to
restore and rebuild," it said, "Gray Line remains a part of the
fabric of this great city and we are pleased to announce that our
tour operations have resumed." The tours that resumed are the
French Quarter, the Old South and Oak Alley Plantation and the
Swamp and Bayou itineraries. For more information, visit Gray
Line's travel agent site at www.grayline.com/traveltrade.
UPDATE: Hilton Hawaii relaunched its online seminar
program for travel agents: Hilton Hawaii University. Agents can
complete the five-part seminar on line at www.hiltonhawaiiuniversity.com. The site focuses on
segments such as family, romance or active travelers. The completed
five-part seminar series is worth four Continuing Education Credits
from The Travel Institute. Agents who complete any of the seminars
receive 1,000 HiltonHHonors points, and an additional 5,000 points
(a total of 10,000 points) if they finish all five by Jan.
INCENTIVE, retailers who complete all of the seminars will
also be entered into a sweepstakes to win a Hawaii vacation with
three nights at each Hilton Hawaii resort -- a trip said to be
valued at more than $9,000. Hilton Hawaii comprises three resorts
on the islands: Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island and the
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa in Waikiki and the
Doubletree Alana Hotel -- Waikiki, both on Oahu. For more
information, visit www.HiltonHawaiiUniversity.com.
FAM OF THE
Departures: Dec. 9 from New York to Sofia
via British Airways.
Length: Seven nights.
Sponsor: Destination Bulgaria, Montgomery
Cost: $1,399 per person, double. Includes
roundtrip air; four- and five-star hotel accommodations; breakfast
and dinner daily and most lunches; taxes; motorcoach
transportation; four spa treatments; sightseeing; and the services
of an English-speaking guide.
Trip: Visits Devin, Hissaria, Sofia,
Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo and Velingrad.
single supplement is $200; the companion rate is $250 additional.
Business-class air upgrades are $2,800 per person.
Contact: (301) 775-6531 or (301) 651-9605;
fax: (301) 216-2477; e-mail: [email protected].