SOUTH PACIFIC VACATIONS initiated a new loyalty program
for travel agencies based on productivity at the end of 2005.
Agencies selling $30,000 to $59,000 will receive one economy class
ticket to New Zealand. Those selling $60,000 to $89,000 earn an
economy class ticket to New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti or Cook Islands
and a three-star hotel package for five nights. Higher productivity
earns more, including higher-end accommodations, cruises and
sightseeing tours. For more information, see Newmans Web site at
www.newmansvacations.com and click the
travel agents button.
HOLIDAYS of Chicago is offering an Ultimate Australia
package that includes hotel stays in three-star hotels in Sydney,
Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Cairns and the Gold Coast.
Its a 16-night package that is priced $3,581 per person, double
occupancy. The package includes city tours at each of the stops, as
well as entrances to theme parks, a wine tasting, a rainforest
tour, a national park tour, swimming and snorkeling. Packages are
commissionable at 12%. For information call (800) 611-7783 or
e-mail [email protected].
TAHITI NUI plans to begin nonstop service between New York
(Kennedy) and Papeete beginning July 4. Passengers who wish to
continue to Sydney, Australia, can stay on the same flight. Air
Tahiti Nui is promoting the service as the first nonstop from New
York to the South Pacific.
RESORT in the Nusa Dua enclave in southern Bali launched a
series of 14 spa products, including body lotion, massage oil,
shower gel, foot tonic, bath salt, body splash and hair tonic --
exclusively for the Westin Spa. The hotels five-room spa offers a
variety of massages, body scrubs, facials, foot and hand care,
waxing and hair services. The treatments are offered in
combinations, such as the Warming Elixir Ritual, which includes a
foot bath; a full-body Balinese massage; a body wrap made of active
volcanic clay, herbs and spices; a ginger body wash; and a flower
bath. The treatment is followed by a serving of warm lemon tea in
the Westin Spa lounge to ease re-entry into the real world. For
more information, log onto www.starwood.com or
ISLAND RESORT in Fiji reopened after a refurbishment. The
refurbishment elevated the property into the ranks of Accors
five-star Sofitel network. The renovations included a new poolside
bar, new beach bures, pool and restaurant refurbishment and new
furnishings and fittings for all the villas. Each villa now
includes an enclosed veranda, a separate living room area, a
private bedroom, a dressing area, a Jacuzzi, a separate shower and
a private garden. The resort sits on 225 acres of white-sand
beaches and lagoons, tropical gardens, coconut groves and coral
reefs. For more information, see www.vomofiji.com.