FOUR, a marketing partnership of Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania and Poland, will host a series of events for the travel
trade in May on the West Coast. Travel agents and tour operators
are invited to join representatives of the B-4 nations for a
presentation and workshop followed by lunch in Seattle on May 15;
Portland, Ore., on May 16; San Francisco on May 18; and Los Angeles
on May 19. For more information, call (845) 358-5558 or e-mail [email protected].
EUROPE will pay travel agents double commission for rail
pass bookings through April 30 that are double or more than the
amount sold in the same period last year. The commission, good for
incremental bookings only, will be paid at the beginning of May and
are valid on sales made on http://agent.raileurope.com. Agents will also receive a $10 gift certificate for
products from Amazon.com for all Web orders over $650; supplies are
EUROFLY introduced its 2006 schedule of
nonstop flights from New York to various gateways in Italy,
including Rome, Naples, Bologna and Palermo, on Sicily. Flights, which run from May 11 through Nov. 12,
start at $599 roundtrip in spring from Kennedy to Rome or Bologna;
$659 to Naples; and from $709 to Palermo. Low-season departures
from Oct. 28 through Nov. 12 start at $459. Visit www.euroflyusa.com.
EUROPEAN TOUR OPERATORS ASSOCIATION, which comprises more
than 100 members, picked Croatia as its top choice for travel
professionals as the Most Exciting Country (23% of voters) and Best
Value for Money (19%). ETOA officials credited the fact that
Croatia is not subject to EU VAT and other regulations for its
strong showing. The survey was conducted at ETOAs Hoteliers
Marketplace. Perhaps less surprisingly, Paris was designated Best
for Romance, Italy was named Best for Art and Prague was selected
Best of Eating Cheaply. For more
results, visit www.etoa.org.
SIMPLON-ORIENT EXPRESS will operate a new seven-night
grand tour through Central Europe in July 2007. The Krakow and the
High Tatras tour will include three nights onboard the train and a
total of four overnight stopovers in Vienna and in Krakow and
Warsaw, Poland. Excursions will include Slovakias Spissky Hrad
castle, the Royal Palace and Chopin Museum in Warsaw and a tour and
gala dinner in Krakow. The itinerary includes all meals on board,
accommodations and all off- train tours. The tour is priced from
$7,280 per person, double. Call (866) 674 3689 or visit www.orient-express.com.
Phone: (781) 659-1301
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].