BRITRAIL launched a Web-based booking
engine for travel agents designed to enable agents to make rail
bookings for clients heading to Britain. To mark the launch,
BritRail will pay agents 10% commission on Internet bookings
through May 31; the regular commission rate is 8%. In addition,
agents will receive an added $15 bonus on all BritRail Pass orders
totaling more than $575, ticketed by May 31. Products available
through BritRail include London Visitor TravelCards, Airport
Express rail transfers and BritRail Passes. For more info, or to
book, visit www.agentbritrail.com.
TOURIST BOARD has merged with the Welsh Assembly
Government and now is operating within the Department of Enterprise
Innovation and Networks under the name Visit Wales. The purpose of
the transfer, which resulted in no staff changes, was to enable the
Wales brand to be marketed consistently in multiple sectors,
including tourism and business.
INTERNATIONAL AIR LINES began a second service from New
Yorks Kennedy Airport to Zurich on May 1. The service operates
daily except Sundays using Airbus A330-200 aircraft. With the
addition of this flight between Kennedy and Zurich, Swiss now
operates 26 flights weekly linking the New York area with
MILLION, three-story Museum of Flamenco Dancing has opened
in Seville, Spain. Created by flamenco star Cristina Hoyos, the
museum is located in the city center in a restored 18th-century
building and features exhibition space, flamenco performances,
master classes and courses in dance, singing and guitar. Turismo
Andaluz is showcasing the museums by designing itineraries that
include a number of flamenco performances, including at the new.
For more info, agents can e-mail [email protected].
Tours is discounting its Connoisseur's Provence River
Cruise tours by $500 per couple on bookings and deposits made by
May 31, for departures in June, July or August. The seven-night
package includes stops in Chalon, Macon, Lyon, Tournon, Viviers,
Avignon, Provence and Arles, France. With the discount, the plan is
priced from $2,298 per person, double, cruise only. Agents who book
this special will be entered into Trafalgar's Sensational Agent
Sweepstakes for a chance to win to $20,000 in cash or a European
vacation for two, with air included. For information, visit www.trafalgar.com.
Phone: (781) 659-1301
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].