CANADA has signed a letter of understanding with
Toronto-based host agency Travel Source Network, under which Sabre
will partner with the Canadian operation to promote the hosts
business north of the border. Sabre owns the Nexion host agency in
the U.S. and said it expects to take advantage of that experience
in working with Travel Source Network. James McNair, president of
Sabre Canada, said, No existing company in Canada can offer our
technology platform, buying power or services. Larry Finn,
president of Travel Source Network, said his organization is
preparing for aggressive growth over the next three years.
VACATIONS is promoting a series of fall and winter
European fam trips to home-based and independent agents. A
spokeswoman for the firm said agents must present a valid agent ID
card from an established industry entity, such as CLIA, Iatan or
OSSN. We just want them on our products so they can sell them to
their clients, the spokeswoman said. Fam rates start at $499 per
person ($100 additional for a guest) for a five-night Greek Island
and Turkey trip, part of which is onboard a cruise ship. Several
other trips are priced higher. Agents can see a listing of options
at www.sterlingvacations.com. Retailers can e-mail
[email protected] or call (866) 345-7755.
THROUGH THE PORT
Norwegian Cruise Lines has
implemented fleetwide cellular phone service technology, thanks to
a service provided by Wireless Maritime Services. All passengers on
NCL ships can use their own mobile telephones no matter where the
ship is, according to the line. In addition, passengers with
data-capable devices can access data services, such as e-mail,
Internet and picture messaging.
FAM OF THE
Visits Dunhuang, Kashgar, Lazhou, Shanghai, Turpan, Urumqi and
Departure: Sept. 15 from
Los Angeles or San Francisco to Shanghai via Asiana
Eastern Travel, Salt Lake City.
Cost: $2,799 per person,
double. Includes air, accommodations, transfers, an overnight rail
transfer, most meals, admission fees and sightseeing.
Noteworthy: Single supplements and companion
rates can be arranged.
(888) 682-7035; fax: (801) 466-5966; e-mail: [email protected].