JERICHO, N.Y. -- Travel agents looking for low fares and 8% to 10%
commissions on flights to Italy can take advantage of Fantasy
Holidays' 1999 program, set to kick off in May.
The 19-year-old company, which bills itself as the largest U.S.
charter operator to Italy, will operate roundtrip, nonstop service
to Rome from $499.
New York-area flights are scheduled from Kennedy Airport on
Sundays and from Newark, N.J., on Thursdays.
Flights are operated by Air Europe. Passengers can book business
class seats for an additional $50, according to company president
John DeLeo, who said, "These seats sell first."
"The seats are business class seats, but the food is not
business class food," he said. Packages are commissionable from
10%; air-only from 8%, with overrides available based on
Addressing potential concerns about the dependability of a
charter company vs. a scheduled airline, DeLeo said, "We have been
doing this for 19 consecutive years, and agents know we are
To assist clients should they run into problems in Rome, the
company has a local office that they can call, he said. In addition
to air-only service, the company features fly-drives and scheduled
escorted tours. A sample six-night tour includes stays in Rome,
Florence and Venice and is priced from $1,478 per person, double,
The rate does not include a $55 air tax; supplemental air fares
apply on certain peak period departures.
Phone: (800) 645-2555; groups, (800) 247-6877
Fax: (516) 932-4622