Operators extend agent, client incentives

SAN FRANCISCO -- Through Dec. 31, a variety of deals are being offered to spur on agent and client bookings.

Runaway Tours extended the booking dates for its Reap the Rewards travel agent incentive program to Dec. 31. Clients must travel by Jan. 31.

Under the plan, every four Mexico bookings earn the agent a roundtrip ticket on Alaska Airlines, and seven bookings earn the agent two tickets on Alaska Airlines plus a three-night stay at a participating resort.

The promotion is timed to coincide with Runaway's Seize the Savings consumer promotion of discounted rates to Mexico.

Reap the Rewards, and its extended booking dates, also applies to other destinations served by Runaway Tours.

For information or reservations, call (800) 622-0723 or e-mail Runaway at [email protected].

On the cruise front, Windstar Cruises extended its early booking program while Cruise West introduced free or reduced rate air fare and early-booking savings on two cruise itineraries.

Windstar discounts range from $200 to $500 per person, reflecting savings of 25% to 60% off brochure rates. Rates and discounts vary by departure date and itinerary.

For more information, call (800) 258-7245 or viist www.windstarcruises.com.

Meanwhile, the Cruise West deals are valid on its cruises to the Sea of Cortes (Mexico) and Costa Rica & Panama for travel between January and April.

Additionally, early-booking discounts of $250 per person are available to travelers booking and depositing three months prior to departure.

For more information, call (800) 888-9378 or visit www.cruisewest.com.

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