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Corinthia Hotels Offers Up Special Packages
Deals have varying validity, including February 9-19 and February 14-17, 2019 | Corinthia Hotels

The collection of five-star properties aim to make February 14, 2019, a day and night to remember. Here are the special packages:

Corinthia Hotel Budapest: The landmark city hotel is the backdrop for A Corinthia Love Story, a Valentine’s Day escape which includes an upgrade to a rose petal-strewn room, champagne and chocolate strawberries on arrival, a three-course dinner with complimentary glass of wine, a 25-minute massage in the Royal Spa and a buffet breakfast the next day. Love at Corinthia costs from €279 (approximately $321) per room per night. 

Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Malta: Travelers can book a rose petal-strewn Deluxe Room, get a back, neck and shoulder massage at the Athenaeum Spa, and experience the in-room aphrodisiac menu. The Valentine’s Escape is priced from €140 (approximately $161) per room per night. Valid from February 13-17, 2019. 

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon: Experience one of Corinthia Hotel Lisbon’s new Deluxe Junior Suites with a three-course dinner served in the rooms which includes a glass of champagne, plus early check-in, breakfast, and late check-out. The Romantic Escape costs from €300 (approximately $345) per room per night. Valid from February 9-19, 2019. 

Corinthia Hotel London: Travelers can experience an overnight stay in a room or suite and access to the award-winning spa, ESPA Life. During the stay, a bottle of chilled champagne and sweet pastries will be waiting on arrival and, later, a rose petal-strewn bed. The spa’s Thermal Floor includes a swimming pool, amphitheater sauna, steam room and more. Romance in London costs from £534 (approximately $681) per room per night, including full English breakfast. Valid throughout 2019. 

Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay, Malta: Experience sea view accommodation on the Mediterranean island of Malta at Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay, enjoy a 50-minute, full-body couple’s massage with a glass of bubbly and chocolate truffles, full use of the Apollo spa, breakfast and late check-out on the day of departure. Magical Moments costs from €220 (approximately $253) per room per night. Valid from February 14-17, 2019. 

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Bettoja Hotels Collection Unveils New Valentine’s Day Packages
Booking window is open now through February 14, while travel is available pre- and post-February 14, but must include the date. | Bettoja Hotels Collection

Bettoja Hotels Collection is offering up new Valentine’s Day’s packages at its three hotels centrally located in Rome.

The hotels are within walking distance of historic landmarks, including the Coliseum, Opera House, Forum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Bettoja Hotels Collection’s new Valentine’s Day packages include:

Hotel Mediterraneo – “Eternal City” Package

  • Candlelight dinner at Roof Garden with live jazz and a view of Rome from the Esquilino, the highest of the seven Roman hills
  • Champagne flute served with potato mille-feuille with oysters and pumpkin cream
  • Four-course dinner menu
  • Wine selection from the Bettoja Wine Cellar
  • Overnight accommodations in a Superior double room
  • Buffet breakfast with a view
  • Bottle of Italian Spumante and strawberries in the room
  • Late check-out at 4 p.m.
  • 10 percent discount on pre-arrival or post stay on the best available room rate
  • €299 per person

Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio – “Rome” Package

  • Candlelight dinner at Ristorante Massimo D’Azeglio in a historical location
  • Overnight accommodations in a Superior double room
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Bottle of Italian Spumante and strawberries in the room
  • Late check-out at 4 p.m.
  • 10 percent discount on pre-arrival or post stay on the best available room rate
  • €299 per person 

Hotel Atlantico

  • Choose from either the dinner at Hotel Mediterraneo’s Roof Garden or Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio’s Ristorante Massimo D’Azeglio
  • 20 percent discount on the best available rate at the Atlantico Hotel

For those looking to experience the Valentine’s Day menu at either Hotel Mediterraneo or Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio, the stand-alone dinner menus are as follows:

Candlelight dinner at Roof Garden with live jazz background includes a champagne flute served with potato mille-feuille with oysters and pumpkin cream, four-course menu, wine selection from the Bettoja Wine Cellar for €80 per person 

Dinner by candlelight at Ristorante Massimo D’Azeglio in a historical location includes Franciacorta flute with potato millefoglie with melted pumpkin and caviar, four-course menu, love of wasabi chocolate and raspberry cream, selection of wines from the Bettoja Wine Cellar for €50 per person.

The booking window is open now through February 14, while travel is available pre- and post-February 14, but the Valentine's Day menu is available only that night.

Photo Courtesy of Bettoja Hotels Collection

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Lindblad Expeditions Introduces Alaska Promotions
For all 2019 Alaska bookings | Lindblad Expeditions

With a fleet of four ships in Alaska this summer, Lindblad Expeditions announced three new promotions for travel to the region. These offers include a prize drawing to win a free cruise, a deal for families traveling with children and a milestone celebration package.

Travel advisors who book any Alaskan expedition aboard one of the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet ships will automatically enter the prize drawing to win one of three cruises for two. Advisors will earn two entries for every guest the book and a $250 gift card per cabin. The more cabins they book, the more entries they receive.

The three cruises an advisor can win are: Arctic: Land of the Ice Bears aboard National Geographic Endurance; Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness aboard National Geographic Quest; and Baja California and the Sea of Cortez aboard National Geographic Venture.

Lindblad Expeditions will also offer major discounts for families traveling with children. Those traveling with a child or grandchild to Alaska will receive 50 percent off for the first kid and a completely free trip for the second. Applicable for select departures of the eight-day Exploring Alaska’s Coast Wilderness, the deal is based on two full-paying adults bringing children 22 years and younger.

Finally, groups looking to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, graduations, retirements or any other occasion can now choose the Milestone Package. The offer includes a special in-cabin welcome gift, five percent off for groups of eight or more, a $150 gift card for on board purchases, a voyage DVD, a custom group photograph and a celebratory cake.

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Mandarin Oriental, Canauan Showcases Unplug & Unwind Offer
Valid January 7 through April 22, 2019 | Mandarin Oriental, Canouan’s

Mandarin Oriental, Canouan’s new Unplug & Unwind offers a means to relaxation. The hotel invites guests to begin 2019 in a more relaxed and rejuvenated state of body and mind with a visit to Canouan Island’s "decompression zone."

With travel on the resort’s private jet, unlimited golf on Canouan’s 18-hole championship course, tennis, water sports and treatments at The Spa, the Unplug & Unwind package strives to dispel any signs of daily stressors or separation anxiety from digital devices. Valid January 7 through April 22, at a starting rate of $4,500, Unplug & Unwind includes:

  • Three nights’ accommodation in an ocean-view suite
  • Round-trip Resort Jet transfers between Canouan and St. Vincent, Barbados, St. Lucia or Grenada
  • Two 90-minute Digital Wellness Escape treatments (targeting negative affects/stressors created by digital devices)
  • Unlimited golf (including club rentals)
  • Unlimited tennis (including equipment rental)
  • Unlimited non-motorized water sports
  • Daily breakfast in Lagoon Café or Asianne restaurants 

This offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers.  Additional nights of stay and/or additional guests may be added at prevailing rates. Guests can confirm the resort’s jet availability before booking their international flights.

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Dukes London Offers Up Valentine's Day Package
The package is applicable for stays between February 13 to 16, 2019. | Dukes London

Dukes London, which recently completed a multimillion-pound, top-to-bottom renovation, is inviting couples to celebrate Valentine's Day with a new package. This year travelers can let Dukes set the scene for two nights at London's most exclusive address, while wining and dining their beloved with a limited-edition, six course menu at the hotel's Great British Restaurant (GBR).

Couples can check into to one of the hotel's luxury rooms, where strawberries dipped in chocolate and a red rose await, before heading out to explore the famous sights of London. Nestled in a quiet cobbled courtyard in St. James's, Mayfair, Dukes London is located near Harrods, Buckingham Palace, The National Gallery and Trafalgar Square only a few minutes away. Also, nearby are St James's Park and Green Park. Travelers can receive bespoke experiences, from a personalized box of chocolates to private shopping at one of the local Royal Warrant shops.

After a day exploring London, travelers can return to Dukes to have a drink at Dukes Bar. They can have a pre-dinner aperitif before experiencing an exclusive, six-course menu with a special-edition welcome drink and bottle of wine at GBR. Upon arrival at the restaurant, guests will be greeted with a Black Velvet or Raspberry Bellini, His or Her cocktails, which are included in the set menu. Available for one night only, Head Bartender Maria has also created the His or Her cocktail menu to celebrate the special day. Guests will have several options from the exclusive menu, paired with dishes including Scottish langoustine broth with seaweed bread, duck leg terrine, and chalk stream trout served with mussels and saffron potatoes. 

The Valentine's Day Package is priced at £985 and includes two nights with breakfast, amenities such as strawberries dipped in chocolate, and a six-course set menu at GBR with a bottle of wine on February 14. The package is applicable for stays between February 13 to 16, 2019.

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Carlton Tel Aviv Unveils New Art Package
Available until March 31, 2019 | Carlton Tel Aviv

As part of an ongoing series of experiential packages being offered by Carlton Tel Aviv, the luxury hotel announces this week the addition of a new art and design-focused package available until March 31, 2019. The "Tel Aviv Street Style" package connects guests with industry experts who personally guide them through the city's best in art, design and fashion.

Referred to as the "White City," Tel Aviv is known for its Bauhaus-style buildings in some neighborhoods, and graffiti-splattered streets in others. Galleries across the city attract world famous works and exhibitions by international talents, while homegrown designers have set up shop in fashion boutiques. Carlton Tel Aviv, recently named Israel's Leading Business Hotel for the fifth time by the World Travel Awards, is exposing guests to the city's full range of offerings.

The following experiences are included in the hotel's Tel Aviv Street Style package:

  • Three nights' stay in a single room category at Carlton Tel Aviv, including breakfast.
  • A gallery and street are tour led by local art expert and curator Sarah Peguine of Oh So Arty. Guests will visit Tel Aviv's galleries and studio spaces, getting the chance to meet local artists and explore some of the most in-demand exhibitions of the moment. The tour will also take guests to certain corners of Florentin to see works by street artists who have come from all corners of the globe. Tours do not run on Sundays, as galleries are closed.
  • A fashion Tour of Tel Aviv's designers, boutiques and studios with Galit Reismann of TLVStyle. This customized tour that will take travelers off the beaten track and right into the studios of emerging fashion designers. TLVStyle provides guests with insider insights about Israel's most promising up-and-coming fashion designers as well as its established industry veterans.

The "Tel Aviv Street Style" package is priced starting at $1,685 for a single occupancy room and tours of up to two persons. It is available from December 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 excluding December 19, 2018 to January 2, 2019.

Photo courtesy of Carlton Tel Aviv

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New Cunard Deal Offers Free Upgrades on Several Cabin Categories
Available until February 28, 2019 | Cunard

Luxury cruise line Cunard announced its Upgrades on Us promotion. This new deal is available on select 2019 and 2020 voyages on all three ships – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.

Cunard’s Upgrades on Us promotion is available on the line’s signature Transatlantic Crossings including the Third Annual Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing in July 2019 and the popular New England & Canada voyages, on flagship liner Queen Mary 2. The offer is also available on Caribbean, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia voyages on all ships, sailing between May 2019 and November 2020.

By taking advantage of the Upgrades on Us offer, guests have the opportunity to experience the ultimate levels of luxury across Cunard’s fleet. Those upgrading from Inside to Balcony will get to enjoy the sea air from the privacy of their own balcony, and those who upgrade from Club Balconyto Princess Grill will delight their palate with the gourmet cuisine of the Princess Grill Restaurant.

Book between November 29, 2018 and February 28, 2019; the Upgrades on Us promotion features:

  • Free upgrade from Inside to Balcony stateroom
  • Free upgrade from Club Balcony to Princess Grill
  • Upgrade within Queens Grill categories
  • Grill Suite bookings receive Free Gratuities and Free Drinks Package 
  • Past guests receive Free Gratuities (in all categories) 
  • All guests receive 50 percent reduced deposit

Destinations and itineraries world-wide including:

  • New England & Canada: A seven-night voyage on Queen Mary 2 from New York to Quebec with a rare overnight stay in Quebec City
  • Norway & Northern Lights: A 12-night voyage on Queen Elizabeth roundtrip from Southampton, England, stopping in four different Norwegian ports
  • Eastern Caribbean: A 12-night Caribbean sailing on Queen Mary 2 roundtrip from New York with stops in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, as well as Barbados
  • Mediterranean Highlights: A 14-night voyage on Queen Victoria with roundtrip from Southampton, with calls in Spain and Italy
  • Singapore to Shanghai: A 12-night voyage on Queen Elizabeth, calling in Chan May and Ha Long Bay, with overnights in Hong Kong and Shanghai 
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The Lodhi Introduces ‘Splendid Sojourn’ Promotion
The Lodhi

New Delhi luxury hotel The Lodhi announced its new special promotion ‘Splendid Sojourn.’ The deal makes travel to iconic Indian landmarks easier than ever by providing transportation to guests at no additional cost.

Guests at The Lodhi will be able to visit the popular Golden Triangle of India and see either the Taj Mahal in Agra or the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur. Guests will travel in style, with a car and driver provided to guests for free. The deal will be available for guests of The Lodhi until March 31, 2019.

The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It sits on the south bank of the Yamuna River in the city of Agra. The Hawa Mahal, located in Jaipur, is another nearby architectural landmark. The palace is built from red and pink sandstone and has a unique exterior that looks similar to a honeycomb.

The Lodhi is centrally located in New Delhi, India. It is located on Lodi Road near the Lodi Gardens, an extensive parkland that houses historic tombs dating back to the 15th century. The property is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. It offers 48 rooms and suites that range in size from 1,350 square feet to 4,500 square feet. The property’s spa includes a Hammam, salon, gym, 50-meter lap pool, three tennis courts and two squash courts. The hotel’s Les Clefs D’Or Concierges is available to help create personalized excursions in and around the city.

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Scenic Announces Black Friday Deals on 2019 Voyages
These offers are available for new bookings made between November 19 and 26, 2018 on select 2019 sailings | Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

River cruisers can take advantage of Scenic’s just-announced Black Friday Sale offerings. More than three dozen sailings along the Danube, Main, Rhine, Rhône, Saône and Seine are up for grabs, as well as six cruise/tour explorations of Egypt and Jordan; plus, a rare sale on two departures of Scenic-National Geographic Expeditions Holland & Belgium in Springtime sailings.

Savings range from free roundtrip economy or premium flights on the European itineraries to free pre- or post-tour hotel stays in Egypt and Jordan to $500 per person savings on the Springtime sailings. Paying in full at the time of booking garners a €200 (approximately $228) per suite onboard credit (not available on Springtime sailings). These offers are available for new bookings made between November 19 and 26, 2018 on select 2019 sailings. They are combinable with most other Scenic savings and referral offers.

These eight- to 20-day cruises and cruise/tours are wide ranging: Amsterdam to Basel, Nuremburg to Budapest, Paris to Bordeaux, Amsterdam to Budapest, and Cairo to Amman. Sailing dates run from March through October 2019.

New onboard experiences and excursions give guests added variety including new active focus cruises in Bordeaux and South of France offering yoga sessions, e-bike cycling routes and Nordic hiking; and the addition of the company’s Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge wellness experience to all its ships sailing on the Rhine, Main, Danube, Saône and Rhône rivers.

Scenic also includes a river cruise guarantee, automatically covering every guest on the commencement of their cruise for any delays or cancellations due to weather, high/low water issues, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or labor strikes, reimbursing approved claimants up to $750 per day with a maximum of seven days or $5,250 per guest, instead of the industry standard of future cruise credits.

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PrivateFly and Casa Kimberly Team Up for Puerto Vallarta Travel Deal
Available through April 30, 2019 | PrivateFly and Casa Kimberly

PrivateFly and Casa Kimberly are collaborating on a travel itinerary, which includes round-trip private jet travel to Puerto Vallarta via PrivateFly, a three-night stay in the Elizabeth Taylor Suite at Casa Kimberly, a sunset champagne sail, spa treatments for two, five-star dining experiences and more. Pricing for this exclusive travel itinerary starts at $50,015.

Travelers will begin their getaway with a check-in experience at a private FBO lounge, where they will meet their flight crew. Once on board, guests can go to their private cabin and have customized VIP catering, such as champagne and caviar. For this trip, PrivateFly recommends booking a Gulfstream GIV, which features a fast cruising speed of Mach .8, and a cabin interior with reclining seating. 

Upon landing, PrivateFly will arrange a 1960s classic car or limo to pick up guests from the tarmac and wind through the cobblestone streets of Puerto Vallarta to Casa Kimberly. 

When arriving at the hotel, guest will be greeted with a Casa Kimberly margarita or a glass of champagne before being escorted to the Elizabeth Taylor Suite. The suite is accessed via a private elevator or hand-painted tile steps leading from the central courtyard. The suite is 2,500 square-foot and includes a private terrace, pool, jacuzzi, Taylor’s original pink marble heart-shaped tub, art and antiques throughout, with views stretching from the Sierra Madra Mountains to the waters of Banderas Bay. Casa Kimberly features nine suites in total, a pool, boutique spa and fine dining restaurant.

The full itinerary for two guests includes:

  • Round-trip private jet travel via PrivateFly
  • Three-night stay in the Elizabeth Taylor Suite
  • Private mariachi serenade on the terrace with dinner in suite by The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar
  • Private yoga session on the terrace 
  • Chef tasting menu at La Cappella, which is located at Casa Kimberly’s sister hotel, Hacienda San Angel
  • Spa treatment for two at the CK Spa
  • Private sunset sail with a champagne toast

This itinerary will be offered through April 30, 2019 and the aircraft cost may vary based on the departure city, availability, group size and type of jet. 

Photo: Casa Kimberly Elizabeth Taylor Suite

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Star Clippers Announces BOGO Deal for 2019 Indonesia Voyages
Star Clippers

Tall ship cruise company Star Clippers introduced a Buy One Get One deal for its seven-night Indonesia voyages out of Bali. Visitors on select eastbound and westbound Bali departures in June, July and August 2019 will receive a free companion fare.

The company’s Indonesian voyages will call on a few of the country’s 17,000 islands. Satonda, a tiny and uninhabited isle, is surrounded by coral reefs perfect for snorkeling and diving. On Komodo Island, visitors can see seven- to nine-foot long Komodo dragons in their natural environment. Elsewhere on the island, guests can visit the black sand Lovina Beach or Pink Beach, one of only seven pink sand beaches in the world.

Fares for an inside stateroom aboard these cruises start at $715 per person when accounting for the Buy One Get One offer. The cost for the Owners Cabin, where guests receive butler service and have access to a whirlpool tub, is $1,685 per person with the deal. All prices are based on double occupancy.

Passengers on the Indonesian itineraries will sail on the 170-passenger Star Clipper. One of the company fleet’s three tall clipper ships, the boat will use wind charts to ensure the ship sails under wind power for as long as possible.

Tall ship sailing company Star Clippers has been in business for over 25 years. Its ships sail to ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia and Asia. It operates three ships: the 170-guest Star Clipper and Star Flyer, and the 227-guest Royal Clipper. Its newest ship, the Flying Clipper, will begin sailing in 2019.

For more information, visit Star Clippers’ website.

This deal was originally posted on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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Europe Cyber Monday Deals
Select deals are available until December 1, 2018 | Various

DUKES LONDON 

DUKES LONDON is offering guests 40 percent off stays booked between Black Friday, November 23, and Cyber Monday, November 26. The recently refreshed hotel provides classic British hospitality that caters to the modern traveler with exclusive experiences, such as MarTEAni Afternoon Tea, Duchess Rooms designed for the female traveler, and a line of up festive holiday programming. The iconic hotel that just celebrated its 110th anniversary will be decorated with dazzling decorations. The deal is valid for travel from November 24, 2018 to March 31, 2019 (excluding New Year’s Eve).

Pulitzer Amsterdam

Set within 25 interlinked 17th- and 18th-century canal houses, Pulitzer Amsterdam is offering 25 percent off nightly rates for guests traveling between January 1 and February 28, 2019. This visit also includes daily breakfast at Restaurant Jansz., and one complimentary cocktail per person at Pulitzer’s Bar. This offer is only available starting Cyber Monday through December 1, 2018 and with a minimum of two nights. 

Booking Code: CYBERMON

Azores Getaways

A Portuguese archipelago of nine diverse volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic, the Azores is an ideal playground for nature and adventure enthusiasts looking for an affordable getaway. Azores Getaways is offering the Boston-to-Terceira travel deal between November 23 to November 27, 2018. For $499, travelers receive round-trip flights from Boston's Logan airport to Terceira for a seven-day trip that includes accommodations at a four-star hotel with breakfast.

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Caribbean Cyber Monday Deals
Select deals are available until December 22, 2018 | Various

Here is a constantly updating list of Cyber Monday deals for Caribbean hotels and tour operators:

Atlantis Bahamas 

The resort on Paradise Island is celebrating the holidays with a special "5 Days of Savings," offering one surprise special deal everyday from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. Travelers can check Atlantis' website for options which range from air and hotel savings, resort credit, a complimentary night and more. Booking window: Monday, November 26 for travel between November 26, 2018 - November 30, 2019. Valid for stays at The Beach, The Coral, The Royal, The Reef or The Cove.

Marigot Bay (St. Lucia)

Save 50 percent on all room rates when booking between November 21 and November 27, 2018 for travel dates that fall between November 22 through December 19, 2018 and January 6, 2019 through June 30th, 2019. Additional information on the deal can be found on Marigot Bay's website.

Park Hyatt St. Kitts 

With United Airlines (from Newark, NJ), Air Canada (from Toronto) and Sun Country Airlines (from St. Paul, Minneapolis) all launching new non-stop flights to St. Kitts by 2019, the Park Hyatt will be even easier to access in the new year. For Cyber Monday, get a fourth night free in one of the resort's suites. The package includes $300 resort credit (that can be used on an intimate dining experience at any of the resort’s three signature restaurants or on a rejuvenating spa treatment at the Caribbean’s first Miraval Life in Balance Spa) and is available to book through December 22, 2018 for travel through December 19, 2019 based on resort availability.

Bequia Beach Hotel (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)

Bequia Beach Hotel is giving guests six days (November 22 - November 28, 2018) to take advantage of their "Spa and Stay" packages:

  • 25 percent off the best available rate on stays now through September 4, 2019 when the room is booked before November 28, 2018; includes one free spa experience per person per stay (must be paid in full at time of booking)
  • 30 percent off the best available rate on stays now through September 4, 2019 when the room is booked before November 28, 2018; includes one free spa experience per person per stay (must be paid in full at time of booking, non-refundable)

Curtain Bluff (Antigua)

Set between two white-sand beaches, Curtain Bluff is offering 20 percent off on minimum five-day stays from now until August 17, 2019. Includes all meals, drinks and activities (such as snorkeling, waterskiing, stand-up paddle boarding, Hobie cats and more) and complimentary VIP airport pickup.

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort (St. Lucia)

Sugar Beach will offer up to a 30 percent discount on stays in a Luxury Cottage or higher room category on bookings made November 22 through Cyber Monday. Guests will also receive a $50 resort credit. The discount is available for travel from January 2 to February 14, 2019 and April 20 to October 31, 2019 (blackout dates apply).

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Journese Offers Bonus TRIP Points for New Bookings With Select Hilton Brands
November 5 - December 28, 2018 for travel through December 31, 2019. | Journese

Journese has announced a new travel advisor incentive, offering 500 Bonus TRIP Points for every confirmed Journese booking at Conrad, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts worldwide. Bookings must be made November 5 through December 28, 2018 for travel through December 31, 2019, and is combinable with all resort promotions, such as complimentary nights, special room rates, resort credit and complimentary daily breakfast.

According to Journese, each Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand it has partnered with provides guests with upscale amenities, signature service and authentic experiences in the most sought after destinations. Many of the Hilton brand partners also offer real-time rates and room inventory, and bookings can be combined with all classes of air service, enriching excursions including private options, car rentals and private transfers.                 

Designing expertly curated getaways and handcrafted itineraries, Journese continues to provide expertise, value and authentic journeys with boutique concierge service and an extraordinary worldwide portfolio.

For further details on Journese’ exclusively four- and five-star portfolio and promotions, travel advisors can contact a destination specialist at 800-442-9244.

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Magellan Jets Offers New Members Trip to Top 2019 Sporting Events
From now until December 31, 2018 | Magellan Jets

Magellan Jets announced that it will offer new members a trip to one of 2019’s major sporting events. Those who purchase a 50-hour membership on a Super-Mid or Heavy Aircraft can choose between a travel package for two to the "Big Game," the Masters or the Kentucky Derby.

The Big Game VIP Package offers an all-inclusive food and beverage experience three hours before the game, a meet-and-greet experience with N.F.L. legends and access to pregame entertainment. During the game, participants will have seat options on the 40- and 50-yard lines within the first 35 rows in an area reserved for club seat holders. Those who choose this package will gain access to the field after the game as well as private bars and fine dining.

New members may also choose the Masters Package. This deal includes a four-day grounds pass, access to an off-site VIP location with American buffet breakfast, lunch buffet, salad bar and a carving station; cold hors d’oeuvres in the afternoon; and full service premium bars with specialty drinks.

Those interested in the Kentucky Derby can choose the Biggest Horse Race of the Year Package. Participants will receive gourmet food and drink, be able to visit the Trophy Room on the fifth floor and will have a first-hand view of the finish line from a private balcony. Those who choose this deal will be given access to the paddock area where they can see horses, jockeys and trainers. This package also comes with tickets to the Barnstable Brown Party, an exclusive event with famous celebrities in attendance.

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Regent Announces Special Youth Rates, Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Programs
Special rates and packages available until December 15, 2018. | Regent Seven Seas Cruises

With the majority of the 2018 Alaskan cruise season complete, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is gearing up for the 2019 season. Regent is introducing special youth rates on Alaska sailings and a special limited-time package that saves guests up to $6,000 when they combine their Alaska voyage with a pre- or post-cruise land program.

Alaska is the premier cruise destination market in the United States, according to Travel Leaders Group’s 2018 Travel Trends Survey, a statistic consistent with Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) predictions. In total, Alaska saw seven percent passenger growth this year. Responding to this traveler demand, Regent’s Seven Seas Mariner is offering 17 Alaskan voyages from May 16 through September 30, 2019, ranging from seven to 12 nights. During the voyages, Seven Seas Mariner cruises the Inside and Outside Passage, visiting ports in Anchorage, the Icy Strait (Hoonah), Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway and Wrangell, as well as the majestic Hubbard Glacier.

Seven Seas Cruises is introducing special youth rates on Alaska sailings and a special limited-time package that saves guests up to $6,000 when they combine their Alaska voyage with a pre- or post-cruise land program.

Expert-Designed Alaska Experiences

Regent’s 2019 Alaskan voyages will feature guest lecturer Terry Breen, a renowned, published Alaska specialist who has been sailing the Inside Passage for over 20 years. During the voyage many immersive excursions are offered for guests to explore Alaska that are included in the voyage’s one all-inclusive price, such as:

  • Mendenhall Glacier River Float, allowing guests to experience Alaska’s natural beauty on a rafting adventure down the Mendenhall River, with views of floating icebergs and mountain peaks.
  • Tongass Rainforest Nature Hike, where the flora, fauna and history of the world’s largest temperate rainforest is on display as one of Earth’s vital ecosystems.
  • Ocean Raft Adventures, an ocean rafting adventure in Sitka, where guests board an Adventure Raft, flying over ocean swells at speeds up to 50 mph. Along the way, seabirds, whales and sea otters appear en route to the ravaged volcanic coastline of Kruzof Island.
  • Spasski River Valley Wildlife And Bear Search, observing bears, deer and bald eagles in their natural habitats from an elevated observation area in the remote Spasski River Valley.
  • Craft Beer And Spirits Tasting Adventure, offering the chance to sample a selection of beers and spirits at a brewery and a distillery, both of which use glacial water and local ingredients to produce beverages. 

Regent also offers pre- and post-voyage land programs for Alaskan cruises. A new-for-2019 Ultimate Rocky Mountaineer Land Program is a five-to-six-night experience that takes guests on a train ride through towns and cities of the Pacific Northwest, along the Canadian Rockies so guests soak-up scenery from custom-built glass-domed carriages, complete with award-winning five-star dining. Now, Regent announced a new Ultimate Alaska package available on 15 voyages next year allowing guests to save up to $6,000 off the combined package fare when they book an Alaskan voyage along with the Ultimate Rocky Mountaineer Land Program by December 15, 2018.

Alaskan Voyages For Families

To encourage family travel during this peak Alaska booking season, this week Regent Seven Seas Cruises is announcing that 17-an-unders can sail free on select 10- and 11-night Alaska voyages, and for $499 on select seven night Alaska voyages in 2019. Young travelers experience Regent’s Club Mariner Youth Program aboard all 2019 Alaskan sailings; children ages five to 17 can participate in a range of specialized enrichment activities that educate youth on Alaskan culture, wildlife and nature, and includes games and movie nights. Each program is designed and supervised by youth counselors.

Reservations

All-inclusive Alaskan fares start at $5,299 per person, which include roundtrip airfare, transfers, unlimited shore excursions, Wi-Fi, fine wines and spirits, and a host of other amenities.

Photo by Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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Bianca Sands on Grace Bay Offers Free Night When Booking Four
Available until December 20. | Bianca Sands on Grace Bay

Until December 20, guests at Bianca Sands on Grace Bay, located in Turks & Caicos and managed by Trust Hospitality, receive the fifth night free when booking a total of four nights. Food is also included, as hotel guests also receive a welcome gift, including a Bambara Rum Cake, a bottle of Bambara Rum for two and a turkey.    

Bianca Sands’ guests can arrive at a fully stocked kitchen with items of their choice including fresh produce, wine and beer, as well as a private Chef Dinner experience for a Thanksgiving holiday meal with family and friends indoors or in al fresco setting. The team at Bianca Sands can provide a grocery list request form prior to the guests’ arrival. Guests can also enjoy the flavors of Provo’s international restaurants located within walking distance of the resort serving holiday meals combined with authentic island dishes.

Luxury accommodations at the resort include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom oceanfront suites, as well as a penthouse suite. Suites have a fully equipped kitchen, in-suite dining service, and luxury bed linens.

For multi-generational families or groups of friends needing a little more space to call their own, the resort has a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath penthouse suite with views overlooking Grace Bay beach. This suite comes complete with a kitchen, gym, a children’s room equipped with two twin bunk beds, full access to all the resort amenities and additions such as a private chef upon request and a concierge to assist with the guest’s festive needs.

Guests of Bianca Sands can experience the surroundings of Turks & Caicos’ Grace Bay Beach, as well as enjoy the resort’s newly renovated infinity swimming pools, two Jacuzzis, Italian inspired courtyard, poolside bar, fitness center and lighted tennis courts. The resort’s concierge can recommend a variety of recreational adventures such as scuba diving and snorkeling trips, parasailing, Sunset cruises, wake boarding, kayak and island excursions.

There are direct flights to Providenciales from major U.S and international carriers including Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, New York, and Chicago. 

Photo by Bianca Sands on Grace Bay

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The Reverie Saigon Debuts the “Suite Dreams” Package
The “Suite Dreams” package is bookable for stays up until February 28, 2019. | The Reverie Saigon

With more business and leisure travelers looking for home-away-from-home style accommodation on their travels, The Reverie Saigon has opened up its luxury residential-style suites for one-night stays (previously there was a three-night minimum) and launched a “Suite Dreams” package that is bookable for stays up until February 28, 2019.

The Reverie Residence’s residential-style suites range from classic to contemporary in style, which are well suited for both business and leisure travelers. The suites offer views of the Saigon River and surrounding city skyline, Italian furnishings, premium bedding and marble-lined bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. In addition, each come with separate living rooms and fully equipped kitchens, as well as complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and minibar (re-stocked daily).

Rates for the “Suite Dreams” package start at $540 for a one-bedroom residential-style suite (single or double occupancy) but close to half of this value, $250, is returned to guests in the form of a daily credit. The daily credit can be accrued during multi-night stays but is not transferable, shareable between rooms and has no cash value. The unused balance will expire upon checkout.  

The credit can be used on a number of services including:

  • Airport transfers in one of the luxury house cars
  • Access to the Reverie Lounge
  • Meals at any of The Reverie Saigon’s restaurants and bars
  • Spa or beauty treatments at the spa
  • Dry-cleaning and laundry
  • Butler service
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SAA Vacations Offers Complimentary Luxury Hotel Upgrades
Travelers must book the “Best of South Africa” package by September 30, 2018. | SAA Vacations

South African Airways Vacations (SAA Vacations), the leisure division of South African Airways, has announced complimentary luxury upgrades to five-star accommodations in Cape Town and in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve for travelers who book the “Best of South Africa” package by September 30, 2018. 

The “Best of South Africa” package upgrade special includes five-star accommodations in Cape Town at the Taj Cape Town located in the heart of the “Mother City” and the exclusive Becks Safari Lodge in Karongwe Private Game Reserve. In addition to accommodations, the package includes round-trip air transportation from New York-JFK Airport or Washington-Dulles on South African Airways, airport transfers in South Africa, a Cape Peninsula tour, Winelands tour, safari activities and airport meet and greet services by a SAA Vacations representative. 

In all, the package includes:

  • Roundtrip international economy class air transportation from New York-JFK Airport or Washington Dulles to Cape Town on South African Airways
  • Four-nights’ accommodation at the five-star Taj Cape Town, including breakfast
  • Three-nights’ accommodation at the five-star Becks Safari Lodge, including all meals
  • Daily breakfast in Cape Town
  • Full-day Cape Peninsula tour
  • Cape Winelands tour
  • Twice daily safari game drives
  • Airport transfers in South Africa with meet and greet by South African Airways Vacations’ representative upon arrival in South Africa

This five-star upgrade is available for new reservations made by September 30, 2018.

The Taj Cape Town is a luxury hotel situated near shops, restaurants and nightlife in the “Mother City”. The hotel offers 176 rooms, each individually appointed with classical furnishings, flat-screen televisions and marble bathrooms with rain showers and an oversized bathtub. Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, spa access, and free shuttles to Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred waterfront. 

Becks Safari Lodge combines luxurious living with distinct design nestled within the South African Bushveld. Each air-conditioned safari suite offers views of either the Makhutswi River or a popular waterhole, providing ideal game viewing. Amenities include private verandahs, premium bedding, coffee and tea facilities, and an infinity pool. Daily game drives in open safari vehicles provide the opportunity to view South Africa’s “Big Five” followed by evenings watching the sunset over the Drakensberg Mountains.

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Seabourn Announces Savings via “Set Sail Event”
The events runs through November 13, 2018, for select voyages departing in 2018 through May 2020. | Seabourn

Seabourn has unveiled the Set Sail Event, which offers travelers added value and a number of amenities on select voyages. The events runs through November 13, 2018, for select voyages departing in 2018 through May 2020.

The event benefits may include the below and vary by voyage:

  • Complimentary three veranda suite-category upgrade
  • Complimentary 300-minute Internet package per person
  • Up to $750 per person air credit
  • Up to $500 per suite shipboard credit
  • 50 percent reduced deposit
  • Up to 15 percent savings on select Combination Cruises

Guests who book a Penthouse or Premium Suite on select voyages will also receive:

  • Complimentary Unlimited Internet package per suite
  • Up to $1,500 per person air credit
  • $1,000 per suite shipboard credit

Seabourn’s Set Sail Event applies to select worldwide cruises in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Antarctica and Patagonia, Alaska, Atlantic Crossings, Arabia and India, Asia, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, South America, and more. Visit Seabourn’s website for a complete listing of voyages, savings and amenities.

Air credits and other promotional amenities are available on select voyages and subject to availability. Certain other restrictions apply.

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Rail Europe Outlines Seven Late-Summer Deals
Last offer available until September 17 | Rail Europe

European train ticket distributor Rail Europe provided the details on seven deals for travelers visiting late this summer. Offers include various discounts between 15 and 50 percent off certain passes, as well as a two-for-one promotion.

Passengers who book by August 6 for travel through December 9 can receive up to 30 percent off Eurostar Standard Premier tickets. The rail company connects over 100 destinations around Europe, including London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Thalys, one of the high-speed trains, will provide up to 48 percent off Premium class summer travel. The rail line links France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, transporting passengers to a total of 17 cities and making 50 roundtrips each day. The offer must be booked by August 27 for travel through September 2.

Travelers who book by July 30 can receive 15 percent off a first class Eurail Global Pass. Usable for up to 11 months after purchase, Eurail’s passes can provide between five flexible days within one month to three continuous months. Children ages four to 11 can receive free passes if purchased at the same time as an adult’s.

Trenitalia is offering two different deals: Visitors to Venice can receive 50 percent off train tickets if they book by August 30 and those looking to make multiple stops throughout Italy can buy Eurail Italy passes at a 20 percent discount. The offers are available until August 31. Similar to the other Eurail deal, children 11 and younger can receive free travel if their passes are bought at the same time as an adult.

Those looking to see the Munich Oktoberfest can buy 10- and 15-day Flexi and Consecutive German Rail passes at a 20 percent discount. With the festival beginning September 22, the offer covers travel from August 1 to September 30 if booked between August 1 and 30. Children aged six to 11 may travel free if their pass is bought with an adult’s.

Lastly, visitors to France and Spain this fall may buy two First Class France-Spain High Speed tickets for the price of one. The rail provides transportation to 21 cities. Passes must be bought between August 28 and September 17 for travel between September 14 and January 7, 2019.

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The Lodhi, New Delhi Offers Three Nights for Price of Two
Offer available until September 30, 2018 | The Lodhi, New Delhi

The Lodhi in New Delhi announced its newest offer: Guests who stay three nights will only need to pay for two. The deal is available until September 30.

The "Stay 3, Pay 2" deal includes a drink when the guest arrives, Lodhi breakfast for two at the Elan restaurant and a 20 percent discount on food and soft drinks. 

Travelers looking to relax can visit the property’s spa and salon. With the special offer, guests can receive a 20 percent discount at either. Visitors can access The Lodhi’s gymnasium, 50-meter lap pool, tennis courts, squash courts and group yoga sessions. Participants will also receive a 20 percent discount on recreation.

The promotion also allows parents to bring along a child for free. The hotel will provide a complimentary extra bed for kids under 12. Subject to availability, visitors may also check in as early as 8 a.m. and check out as late as 9 p.m.

Located in India’s capital, New Delhi, The Lodhi offers a central location for visitors to venture out into the city. On Lodi Road, near Lodi Gardens, the hotel offers easy access to the vast park area and its tombs as old as the 15th century. Visitors looking to stay on the property can also enjoy easy views of the city from expansive balconies or visit the hotel’s private plunge pool.

The Lodhi, New Delhi is a member of The Leading Hotels of The World. The hotel is located a 40-minute trip away from the Indira Gandhi airport.

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Ecoventura Offers 25 Percent Off Galapagos Sailings This Fall
Ecoventura

Ecoventura, a small luxury cruising company in the Galapagos, is offering 25 percent off special departures this fall. Additionally, the company is hosting a series of themed yoga-, photography-, culinary- and biology-themed departures.

Travelers can save up to 25 percent off MV Origin sailings in September when they book now through July 30. Valid for departures:

  • September 2 – 9 (Proceeds benefit the Charles Darwin Foundation)
  • September 23 – 30 (Hosted by Jack Grove, a marine biologist and professional naturalist)
  • September 30 – October 7 (Hosted by Jack Grove)

To book, visit www.ecoventura.com. Rates with the discount on the MV Origin are approximately $11,775, a savings of almost $4,000.

Themed Cruises

This fall, set sail on an expedition through the Galapagos on Ecoventura’s MV Origin, named after Charles Darwin’s "Origin of Species." Guests abroad the 10-cabin sustainable mega-yacht can select from four specialty itineraries, offered for a limited time only, including a nature, yoga, photography and culinary themed departure. 

From September 23 – October 7, for example, explorers can learn about ocean conservation with marine biologist Jack Grove. He’ll accompany the group on all land and sea excursions, from swimming with Galapagos green turtles to watching the blue-footed boobies as they dance around to attract a mate. Grove will also host evening lectures where guests can ask questions and engage with fellow passengers. 

Guests on the September 12 – 23 sailing can enjoy the Ecuadorian flavors of local celebrity chef Juan Carlos Ordoñez. Guests can also enjoy a photography themed cruises (November 4 – 11 and 11 – 18) with lessons by Mauricio Torres, or a health and wellness-themed sailing with yogi Gustavo Plaza (December 2 – 9 and 9 – 16). 

With only 10 cabins, travelers are encouraged to book now to reserve their spot and save up to 5 percent off.

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AmaWaterways Offers Savings for AmaMagna’s 2019 Inaugural Season
AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways announced a special offer providing savings of up to $800 per person to guests booking AmaMagna’s SA or SB suites during the ship’s first season along the Danube river in 2019.

With this offer, guests can upgrade from a base category stateroom to a more spacious 355-square-foot SB suite with a supplement of $2,999 per person. AmaMagna’s SA and SB suites include full outside balconies, open seating areas and bathrooms complete with marble-clad walk-in showers and double sinks. Six Grand Suites (474 square feet) and an Owner’s Suite (710 square feet) provide more amenities with separate seating areas and spacious bathrooms complete with spa-like bathtubs.

All suite guests receive a Suite Amenity package that includes the following:

  • A welcome gift including a bottle of champagne
  • A mobile Wi-Fi device for unlimited Wi-Fi while exploring on shore
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service

At nearly twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, the AmaMagna offers a total of 98 staterooms – most of which are suites measuring between 355 and 710 square feet. Complementing the Main Restaurant and the Chef’s Table Restaurant will be two new dining venues: Jimmy’s Wine Bar Restaurant, named for AmaWaterways’ late co-founder Jimmy Murphy, and the Al Fresco Restaurant, with retractable windows and outdoor seating. 

Passengers can also enjoy a complementary daily excursion program including escorted hiking and biking tours and group fitness classes lead by a trained Wellness Host. Additional highlights include a large sundeck swimming pool, a Zen Wellness Studio with massage, hair and nail salon services and a Water Sports Platform.

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Alpina Gstaad Announces New Package for the Gstaad Menuhin Festival
The package will be available for stays from July 13 to September 1. | The Alpina Gstaad

The Alpina Gstaad is offering a two-night package from July 13 to September 1 to celebrate the 62nd Gstaad Menuhin Festival, a music festival held every summer. The festival will have performances of works from Brahms, Donizetti, Tchaikovsky and Wagner, all made accessible by the hotel’s "Menuhin in Motion" package, which includes tickets to a performance in addition to two nights of luxury accommodations.

The theme of this year’s Festival is “The Alps,” with music composed in mountain settings amidst soaring peaks. Sixty-seven concerts will be performed in 11 venues, including seven medieval churches.  On July 14, Paul McCreesh will conduct Haydn’s Seasons, and compositions that Brahms wrote on the shores of Lake Thun will be performed for the first time in their entirety on July 31. Tchaikovsky’s “Manfred” Symphony, played by violinist David Garrett and the Mariinsky Orchestra from St. Petersburg under the director of Valery Gergiev, will be on August 25.

Since last year, Jaap van Zweden, who has been named the new director of the New York Philharmonic for the 2018-19 season, has led the Gstaad Festival Orchestra. Under his direction, the festival will kick off in the 13th Century Saanen Church with violinist Daniel Hope, winner of the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra performing Vivaldi and Max Richter.

Some highlights from this year’s program are:

  • July 19 – Pianist Sir András Schiff playing Mozart with violinist Yuuko Shiokawa
  • July 26 – Gala Baroque Orchestral Concert with countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and soprano Emöke Barath singing Händal
  • July 30 – World premiere of works from Peter Eötvös and Francisco Coll performed by violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and cellist Sol Gabetta
  • August 10 – Pianist Hélène Grimaud performing Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with Jaap van Zweden conducting the Gstaad Festival Orchestra  
  • August 18 – Jonas Kaufmann, the award-winning German operatic tenor, performing “Wagner in the Mountains” including Valkyrie with the Gstaad Festival Orchestra
  • August 31 – The Alps in Italian Opera: soprano Olga Peretyatko and tenor Juan Diego Flórez featuring works by Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini

The Alpina Gstaad's "Menuhin in Motion" includes accommodations in a Deluxe Room Schönried with daily breakfast and an Alpina Culinary Credit, two tickets to a concert, and a two-day Gstaad card. Rates for the two-night package start at about $2,005 for two people. The rate for single occupancy is approximately $1,450.

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Travel Advisor Appreciation Day: JG Black Book Offers Bonus Commissions
Valid from May 2 through May 31, 2018 | JG Black Book

In celebration of Travel Advisor Appreciation Day on May 2, 2018, JG Black Book Collection partners are offering advisors $100 gift cards as a bonus commission for bookings confirmed throughout May.

JG Black Book says its committed to supporting its business with over 20,000 leading advisors across the globe. For the duration of May, $100 American Express gift cards will be offered on top of commissions for every three-night minimum booking confirmed with one of the collection’s participating partners.

How it Works:

  • Advisors can go direct to participating partners for inquiries, but should use promotion code JGTAAD18 in order to track bookings
  • Advisors can also email the JG Black Book team at [email protected] for assistance with inquiries and reservations related to this promotion

Terms:

  • Promotion applies on three-night minimum bookings
  • Bookings require a deposit collected in the month of May
  • The gift card(s) is processed after booking consumption
  • Blackout dates may apply
  • Promotion valid from May 2 through May 31, 2018

Participating JG Black Book Partners: Azura Boutique Retreats in Africa, CasaSur in Argentina, Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland, The Chedi Muscat in Oman, 47 Boutique Hotel in Rome, Gangtey Lodge in Bhutan, Heritage Tours in Europe and Africa, Peirce and Leslie in India, The Principal London in the UK, Revealed America in California, US National Parks, Alaska and Canada, and Sheldon Chalet in Denali National Park, Alaska.

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Cayo Espanto Celebrates 20 Years With “One Free Day” Offer
The incentive is available for reservations booked online between May 1 through May 20, 2018. | Cayo Espanto

Celebrating 20 years, Cayo Espanto, the private island resort off the coast of Belize in the Western Caribbean, is offering guests a chance to extend their stay with the new “One Free Day in Paradise" deal, giving guests who stay six nights a seventh night free.

The “One Free Day in Paradise” incentive is available for reservations booked online between May 1 through May 20, 2018. This limited time offer is valid for all stays between May 20, 2018 to January 6, 2019 – including Christmas and New Year’s.

The all-inclusive resort, which is situated southwest of Ambergris Caye and three miles from the San Pedro Airport, offers each guest a private island escape that is customized to their preferences, from relaxing spa amenities and watching a movie on the beach, to active excursions such as exploring Mayan ruins or the world’s second largest barrier reef. Each villa and over-water bungalow offers private butler, personal chef, and a staff ratio of two to one.

The “One Free Day in Paradise” limited time travel offer is subject to availability, valid on new reservations only, must be booked online and is not eligible to be combined with any other offer or promotion. With direct flights from major North American airlines such as Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and WestJet, guests looking to take advantage of this travel offer have a number of carriers from which to choose.

In order to take advantage of this limited time offer, guests will need to use the promotion code: FREENIGHT while checking out online.

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Robertson Lodges Offers Free Nights at Three New Zealand Properties
The free nights will be available from May 1 through September 30, 2018. | Robertson Lodges

Robertson Lodges are offering a special for all three of their New Zealand luxury lodges for a limited time. 

Owner’s Cottage Specials at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers 

The Owner’s Cottage at Kauri Cliffs is a seaside property set among subtropical forest and overlooking the ocean in Northland. Complete with its own infinity edge pool and Jacuzzi, the cottage is a large two-suite villa with a third bedroom. 

Located on rolling farmland, the Owner’s Cottage at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers can be booked as either a two- or four-bedroom villa. This cottage, complete with a stone terrace and scenic views, is located in wine country in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay. 

From May 1 through September 30, 2018, guests can stay for three nights and pay for two at these resorts.

Stay Four, Pay Three at the Exclusive Matakauri Lodge

Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge guests enjoy mountain and lake views at this luxurious Queenstown accommodation. This special offer includes pre-dinner drinks, canapes and gourmet dinner each evening and a full breakfast each morning.  From May 1 through September 30, 2018, guests can stay for four nights and pay for three.

Prices start from:

  • Matakauri Lodge – from $895 NZD (approximately $640 USD) for a suite
  • The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Owner’s Cottage – from $8,950 NZD (approximately $6,400 USD; maximum of four people)
  • The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Owner’s Cottage – from $8,950 NZD ($6,400 USD; maximum of four people)
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The Palms and The Shore Club Turks & Caicos Debut “Beach 2 Beach” Trip
The offer is available for trips booked by December 19, 2018 on travel from May 1 to December 15, 2018. | The Shore Club Turks & Caicos and The Palms Turks & Caicos

The Palms Turks & Caicos and The Shore Club Turks & Caicos are offering guests the opportunity to experience both resorts and two distinct beaches in one vacation with the “Beach 2 Beach” package.

The vacation includes:

  • Minimum consecutive two nights at The Shore Club and two nights at The Palms (guests will stay an equal amount of nights at each resort)
  • Airport taxi transfers 
  • Complimentary shuttle between the resorts
  • Personal concierge
  • Daily breakfast at each resort
  • Combinable with affiliate consortia amenities (such as from Virtuoso, Signature and Altour)

The offer is available for trips booked between now and December 19, 2018 on travel from May 1 to December 15, 2018. The promotional booking code is: B2B. 

Accommodations options include:

  • Junior Suite Garden View, starting from $469
  • One-Bedroom Suites, starting from $799
  • Two-Bedroom Suites, starting from $1299

The Shore Club has 38 suites and 110 rooms on the island of Providenciales’ Long Bay and comprises two luxury low-rise buildings with junior suites, one-, two- and three-bedroom furnished suites and two penthouses. Guests can enjoy the resort’s four themed pools, wellness areas, yoga pavilion, swim-up bars with signature cocktails, food and beverage service on the beach, and views of the ocean.

The Palms Turks & Caicos on Grace Bay Beach consists of 72 junior, penthouse, and one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites complete with luxury amenities, private balconies, and modern technology. The 12-acre resort offers an infinity pool with swim-up bar, a 25,000-square-foot Spa at the Palms, fitness center, and a mix of fine dining and casual restaurants.

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The Brando Offers Complimentary Roundtrip Flights
To receive the free flights, resort stays must be between now and July 31, 2018. | The Brando

The Brando, a private island resort in French Polynesia, has announced a new special offer – “Fly Free to The Brando.” With this promotion anyone booking a new reservation of three nights of more, for stays between now and July 31, 2018, will receive complimentary roundtrip flights between Tahiti and the island of Tetiaroa. This is a total savings of approximately $1,100 per couple. The promotion coincides with the tropical resort’s fourth anniversary, which it will be celebrating this July. 

Upon arrival to Papeete, Tahiti, guests will be greeted and then taken to the island’s own private charter. After a quick 20-minute scenic flight, couples will land on the island of Tetiaroa, home exclusively to The Brando resort. Guests will experience relaxing spa treatments, paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling and viewing unique wildlife, all while discovering the island by bike. Room prices start at approximately $3,176 for the one-bedroom villa, plus taxes.    

In addition to the “Fly Free to The Brando” promotion, the resort will donate $100 to the Tetiaroa Society for each booking made between April 22, 2018, and April 29, 2018, in honor of Earth Day. A non-profit organization, the Tetiaroa Society combines creativity and scientific advancement to better humanity’s relationship with the planet and help facilitate a harmonious future for generations to come.

The Brando is a luxury resort on French Polynesia’s private atoll of Tetiaroa— an atoll composed of a dozen of small islands surrounding a lagoon 30 miles north of Tahiti. The Brando was inspired by Marlon Brando’s original vision to create a sustainable development venture that resonates with visitors and fosters opportunities to get to know both the place and the people of French Polynesia. With access by Air Tetiaroa, the resort uses sustainable technology such as sea water air-conditioning and renewable energy. 

The all-inclusive resort has 35 deluxe villas, each with its own private beach area and plunge pool, restaurants showcasing Polynesian and French cuisine, a Polynesian spa, a lagoon-view bar, beach bar, pool, organic garden, library, pearl shop, boutique, water sports, and an Ecostation. The Brando is a founding member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of boutique hotels with a commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence. The Brando is also a Virtuoso Preferred Resort.

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Corinthia Offers Deals at Six Hotels
Corinthia Hotels

Six Corinthia Hotel properties are offering added-value spring deals that last all year, making city breaks or longer holidays in St Petersburg, Budapest, Malta, Lisbon and London even more enjoyable.

Corinthia St. Petersburg Hotel: Save 33 percent on any weekend stay from Friday afternoons until Monday morning when booking an executive room or suite. Weekend Escape in St. Petersburg package is valid until December 28, 2018, and includes access to the hotel’s Executive Club Lounge. In addition, weekday bookings receive 15 percent off if booked via Corinthia.com.

Corinthia Budapest Hotel: Receive 25 percent off the hotel’s best available rate when you stay three nights or more. Breakfast and access to the Royal Spa are included for those staying in deluxe rooms and higher categories. The "Stay 3 Get 25%" package is available for stays until March 31, 2019.

Corinthia Palace Hotel, Malta: Guests earn 30 percent off if booked before August 27, 2018, and stay before March 31, 2019.

Corinthia St George‘s Bay Hotel, Malta: Save 30 percent on stays if booked before August 27, 2018, for travel before March 30, 2019. Book on Corinthia.com and save 10 percent on flights with Air Malta.

Corinthia Hotel London: Guest receive 10-15 percent off as an Early Bird booking reward. Book 21-59 days or more in advance and stay in a deluxe room category or above to receive 10 percent discount; or book a minimum of 60 days in advance to receive 15 percent off. The Early Bird deal is valid on stays until December 30, 2018.

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon: Book a suite for a minimum of three nights and receive airport pick-up and drop-off, welcome gifts of Champagne, truffles and white roses, a 40-euro credit on all ESPA treatments in the Spa, a 40-euro credit redeemable at the hotel’s Tipico restaurant, and complimentary pressing of a change of clothing. The package is valid until December 31, 2018.

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The Strand Yangon Offers Summer Savings
Reduced rates are bookable from now until the end of September 2018 for stays taken from May 1 to September 30, 2018. | The Strand Yangon

Guests wishing to stay at The Strand Yangon this summer and see the Myanmar's Green Season as well as the hotel’s new private garden in full bloom can take advantage of special Green Season rates that offer a 25 percent reduction on best available rates.

The Strand Yangon’s Green Season rates are bookable online from now until the end of September for stays taken from May 1 to September 30, 2018. Green Season rates represent a 25 percent reduction off best available bed and breakfast rates on all room categories. Rooms cancelled within 14 days of arrival will be charged in full.

Guests booking these special rates can also relax at the Strand’s newly opened outdoor pool with a complimentary signature cocktail, such as the Strand Sour, which has been served at the Sarkies Bar at The Strand for over 50 years.

The Strand Yangon was one of the first luxury colonial outposts to open in South East Asia, founded in 1901 by the famous hoteliers, the Sarkies brothers. In November 2017, the 32-room hotel opened the new infinity edge outdoor pool, edged by a teak wood terrace offering space for 35 loungers, as well as four private pool cabanas and tables for al fresco all-day dining. To one side of the pool is a new gym and wellness area with two appointed therapy rooms, both designed for single or couple’s spa treatments. Plus, the new private garden offers secluded seating areas surrounded by palms and native flora.

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ID Travel Group Offers More Hotel Savings and Commissions
With the debut of the hotel savings, ID Travel Group has increased travel advisor commission by an extra 1 percent on all new bookings made and traveled from now through December 15, 2018 – upwards of 16 percent commission for select destinations. | ID Travel Group

Island Destinations and IDx, both part of ID Travel Group, have unveiled over 75 Exclusive Extras for 2018 through the 2018 Ultimate Exclusives Brochure and the 2018-2019 IDX Collection. The ID Ultimate Exclusives offer savings up to $8,000 from top hotels, while the 2018-19 IDX Collection showcases the brand’s selection of full-service resorts with Xclusive Xtras. The brochures highlight specials across top destinations from each portfolio, including the Maldives, Hawaii and the Turks and Caicos - all personally evaluated by the ID Travel Group.

With the debut of these savings, the tour operator has increased travel advisor commission by an extra 1 percent on all new bookings made and traveled from now through December 15, 2018 – upwards of 16 percent commission for select destinations.

A sampling of this year’s ID Ultimate Exclusives include:

Grace Bay Club and The Private Villa Collection, Turks and Caicos

Highlighted on the covers of the 2018 ID Ultimate Exclusives brochure, this resort on Grace Bay Beach includes savings up to $8,000 offering two complimentary nights at the Estate or Beachfront Villa Residence, $250 resort credit, daily breakfast and non-motorized sports.

The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island, French Polynesia

With up to $3,900 in savings, this luxurious stay in a one-bedroom villa includes a $100 gift shop credit and $150 wine credit along with daily meals and beverages, inter-island flights and a 50-minute spa treatment per villa, per day.

Mukul, Auberge Resorts Collection, Nicaragua

This retreat on Nicaragua’s Pacific shores on the Emerald Coast offers savings up to $3,140 with a guaranteed upgrade, one complimentary night, daily breakfast and roundtrip airport transportation.

The 2018-2019 IDX Collection Xtras include the following:

UNICO 20° 87°, Riviera Maya, Mexico 

This year’s cover star is a modern adults-only retreat in the Riviera Maya featuring savings up to $270 with all-inclusive restaurants and bars, exclusive butler service, a spa and wellness center and private roundtrip airport transfers.

Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This adults-only hideaway in Puerto Vallarta is offering savings up to $770 with all-inclusive restaurants and bars, $60 spa credit per person, per day and a guaranteed upgrade at time of booking.

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic

This Punta Cana resort located in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana offers unlimited luxury inclusions, up to $500 resort credit and VIP butler service for preferred club guests.

These and additional compelling Exclusive Extras at the world’s most breathtaking properties can be viewed in the complete 2018 Ultimate Exclusives Brochure and the 2018-2019 IDX Collection.

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$1,000 Bonus Commission in Mexico From ID Travel Group
ID Travel Group

ID Travel Group has launched a new incentive for travel advisors. From now until April 30, 2018, advisors can earn an extra $1,000 bonus commission when booking groups at a number of Grand Velas properties in Mexico.

The offer is good on travel in all of 2018 and 2019, with blackout dates from December 20, 2018, through January 2, 2019. The bonuses apply to new reservations of 10 or more rooms or suites. A three-night minimum stay is required. Bonuses will be distributed upon completion of travel.

The offer applies to the following Grand Velas hotels in Mexico:

  • Grand Velas Los Cabos
  • Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya

There is no tracking required, ID Travel Group said.

Travel advisors can visit www.idtravelgroup.com and log on to the agent portal for more information on the incentive and more.

ID Travel Group is the parent organizations for Island Destinations and IDX. All ID Travel Group brands currently focus exclusively on business-to-business and their products are not offered directly to consumers, but rather only through travel professionals around the world. Since its inception, ID Travel Group has maintained its principal office in Larchmont, New York.

ID Travel Group serves clients in five continents. Sales professionals are located in North and South America, Singapore, Hong Kong (covering Greater China) and Australia. Future years promise a continuance of rapid growth for ID Travel Group, as its brands continue on their upward path to becoming the international leaders in sophisticated travel, the company said.

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The Shore Club Turks & Caicos Announces Advisor Incentives
Travel advisors must book by April 1, 2018 to receive benefits. | The Shore Club Turks & Caicos

The Shore Club Turks & Caicos on Long Bay Beach is offering booking incentives for travel advisors, as well as last-minute availability for spring break. To show appreciation for the new and future bookings at The Shore Club, advisors will be rewarded based on the following criteria:

  • One, Two and Three Bedroom Suites (any): Receive $75 AMEX gift card per booking
  • Penthouse One, Two and Three Bedroom (any): Receive $100 AMEX gift card per booking
  • Penthouse Four, Five or Six Bedroom: Receive $150 AMEX gift card per booking

To receive the gift cards, advisors must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of three nights confirmed per booking on any of the categories listed above and based on paid nights 
  • Promotional bookings will be accepted (all promotional rules will apply)
  • Bookings may be made through any wholesaler or direct
  • Travel dates: March 1 to December 18, 2018
  • Booking Window: March 1 to April 1, 2018
  • This incentive is for new bookings only

To qualify for the incentive, travel advisors must submit their bookings by April 30, 2018 with all details to Claudia Monero at [email protected] for verification purposes. Gift cards will be mailed out after bookings have been verified and guests have departed. 

As an added bonus offer, guests can book three nights and receive a fourth night free, or they can stay seven nights and pay for only five.

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Zemi Beach House Offers Post-Hurricane Promotion
The promotion is valid for booking until December 19, 2018. | Zemi Beach House

To celebrate Zemi Beach House's re-opening after the hurricanes in late 2017, the luxury hotel in Anguilla is offering a Welcome Back Promotion. From February 15, 2018, through December 19, 2018, guests can book three nights and receive a fourth night for free. From April 15, 2018, through December 19, 2018, guests can book five nights and receive a sixth and seventh night free. Additionally, all rooms and suites will include a complimentary daily buffet breakfast.

The complimentary nights promotion is subject to availability. To receive the complimentary nights, the stay must be a minimum of three or five consecutive nights. Complimentary nights are not redeemable for future stays. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions, packages or offers, and is applicable towards new bookings only.

Zemi Beach House is situated on Shoal Bay Beach in Anguilla. At Zemi Beach House, guests start their vacation with a private plane or sea shuttle to the hotel from St. Maarten. Once they arrive, guests can enjoy the hotel’s Thai House Spa, three bars, two restaurants, pools, fitness center, and a variety of water sports and beachfront activities. 

Guests can enjoy casual beachfront dining at the hotel’s all-day restaurant, 20 Knots, serving Caribbean-style cuisine. Or, guests can try Stone, Zemi’s fine-dining restaurant that offers a seasonal menu of seafood, fish and sea-to-table entrees. Starting rates are $730 per night, and the hotel will be accepting reservations from February 15th onward.

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Azamara Club Cruises Offers Cruise-A-Day Giveaway
The giveaway is running through February 14, 2018. Winners must redeem the sailing by December 31, 2018. | Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises is running a Cruise-A-Day prize giveaway for their travel partners now through February 14. Through this contest, travel advisors can win one of 30 cruises. Azamara will announce seven winners each week, and nine on the last week. Advisors' booking reports will be run each week and must be in BK status to be entered into the drawing (there is no limit to the number of entries and they will be entered automatically).

Winners will receive one complimentary voyage with a guest onboard a select Azamara Club Cruises in Club Oceanview stateroom. Onboard select 2018 Azamara Pursuit, upgrades are available for purchase and not included. Winners must redeem the sailing by December 31, 2018 and additional expenses are not covered. Bookings will be confirmed 90 days out from the sailing date and blackout dates apply. This offer is subject to availability, and may change and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. 

The Cruise-A-Day Giveaway

Winning agents will receive a Club Oceanview for two, plus taxes and fees, on a voyage of their choice. Winners will be able to provide their top three choices at the time of redemption.

Choices include:

  • 12-night Norway Intensive Voyage –  August 1, 2018
  • 13-night Wine and Romance Voyage – August 30, 2018
  • 10-night Jewels of the Med Voyage – September 12, 2018
  • 7-night Aegean Wonders Voyage – September 22, 2018
  • 11-night Greek Isles Intensive Voyage – September 29, 2018
  • 10-night Greek Isles Intensive Voyage – October 10, 2018
  • 8-night Greece, Malta & Italy Voyage – October 20, 2018
  • 9-night Mediterranean Mosaic Voyage – October 28, 2018
  • 14-night Western Pursuit – November 6, 2018
  • 11-night Colombia, Panama, and Peru – November 20, 2018
  • 21-night South America Pursuit – December 1, 2018
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Variety Cruises Plans Special Travel Advisor Rates
Variety Cruises

Variety Cruises announced it will be offering new travel advisor rates on select summer 2018 and winter 2018-19 cruise dates. Travel advisors can select from a diverse range of handpicked cruise destinations including Greece, Spain & Portugal, the Adriatic Sea, Cape Verde, the Seychelles, West Africa, Costa Rica & Panama, Cuba and Iceland. 

Variety Cruises has also announced new destinations for 2018 and 2019. "Gods, Kings, and Pharaohs," which takes voyagers to Israel, Egypt, and Jordan beginning in November 2018, and "Splendors of Egypt by Sea," set to begin in December 2018, which has an itinerary that does Egypt and Jordan by sea. In 2019, a Bali cruise is also planned to be launched where guests will explore the Indonesian Archipelago.

The Travel Advisor Offer:

  • 60 percent discount on official rate: Confirmation of booking 179 to 60 days prior to embarkation day.
  • 75 percent discount on official rate: Confirmation of booking 59 days until embarkation day. 
  • Travel advisors will be entitled to the discounts by providing their valid CLIA Certificate or IATAN list along with their business card- Both will be required onboard upon embarkation
  • The rates are per person and cruise, and apply for the travel advisor and one companion
  • Valid for active employees, not retired
  • Travel advisor rates do not apply for the owner’s suite and category P cabins
  • Reservations at rravel advisor rates are subject to prior approval and completed paperwork
  • Port Taxes are additional

Variety Cruises operates a fleet of 11 fully owned yacht cruises with capacities ranging from 5 to 36 cabins. Variety Cruises’ voyages include shore excursions, experiential itineraries that focus on the destination, yacht deck barbecues, and more. 

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UnCruise Adventures Unveils Wave Season Deals on Alaska Sailings
Savings are available for new bookings made January 2 through February 28 on any seven-night departure in Alaska | UnCruise Adventures

UnCruise Adventures, a small ship adventure cruise line, is offering savings on an "Alaskan Adventure" cruise in 2018. Starting January 2, 2018, guests will save $225 per person, or $450 per couple, on any seven-night departure in Alaska aboard the S.S. Legacy and the Safari Endeavour. The offer also includes a $100 shipboard credit per couple.

With no more than 86 guests, the two ships take guests into remote areas of Southeast Alaska for off-the-beaten path trips. This Wave Season deal includes three Alaska itineraries, with expedition guides on hand to enhance the exploration and learning experiences during the journey.

The itineraries include:

  • Alaska’s Glaciers & Whales: Hike on the moraine of Baird Glacier, explore Tracy Arm fjord with twin Sawyer glaciers, skiff the iceberg gardens at LeConte Glacier and hike the Tongass National Forest. Visit the Tlingit village of Kake and whale watch in Frederick Sound—prime humpback feeding grounds. Departures available May-August.
  • Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers: Visit Glacier Bay National Park for a full day, float the river or bike in Haines and spot wildlife such as whales, Dalls porpoise, sea lions and black bears. Departures May-August.
  • Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruises: Take two full days in Glacier Bay National Park, visit the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers and explore Dawes Glacier in Endicott Arm by skiff. Departures in April, July and September.

Additionally, every UnCruise ship carries its own adventure equipment for activities like kayaking, hiking, beachcombing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, skiff excursions and wildlife searches.

The Wave Season savings are available for new bookings made January 2, 2018 through February 28, 2018. Travelers must use offer code “AK450+50” when booking. Cruises start at $3,995.

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Iberostar Launches New Booking Portal Exclusively for Travel Agents
As an introductory offer, travel agents will receive a 15 percent commission for every booking made through the portal until December 15. | Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched IberostarPro.com, a new online booking engine for travel professionals.

With the new engine, advisors can now search for real-time rates and room availability in more than 100 Iberostar properties in 17 countries around the world, and book hotel only for their clients'. IberostarPro stores company details as well as past and new reservations, simplifying the process of reservation modifications and future bookings. The engine is available in seven languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Russian and Italian.

As an introductory offer, travel agents will receive a 15 percent commission for every booking made through the portal until December 15. Registered users will receive a 10 percent commission with every reservation after the initial promotion.

IberostarPro will also add StarAgents to its platform, a loyalty rewards program for travel agents only, which allows them to earn points toward free stays when booking clients at Iberostar Hotels & Resorts properties with no need to reenter booking information into a third-party site. Agents that register for the StarAgents program will automatically receive 500 points.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is a resort hotel chain based in Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain, and founded by the Fluxà family in 1986. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is a part of Grupo Iberostar.

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The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Offers Special “Suite Getaway”
Available through December 22, 2017. | The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach is offering a special “Suite Getaway” deal just in time for the “sweet spot” of travel between the summer and holiday season.

The deal, valid through December 22, lets travelers experience a luxurious, relaxing Hawaiian vacation outside of peak travel season, so you can enjoy your stay without dealing with the high hotel rates, full resorts, and the chaos that comes with booking at the height of vacation season.

The vacation package includes a choice between the deluxe and grand one-bedroom suite with an exceptional room rate, resort credit, and reduced daily parking fees when reserving at least three nights.

Deluxe One-Bedroom, Ocean View:

  • Rates starting at $599 per night (usually start at $919)
  • $100 resort credit
  • $25 daily valet parking

Grand One-Bedroom, Ocean View:

  • Rates starting at $799 per night (usually start at $1,269)
  • $200 resort credit
  • $25 daily valet parking
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Last-Minute Labor Day Deals In Jamaica
Offer available until October 31. | IBEROSTAR

Iberostar Hotels & Resort in Montego Bay Jamaica is kicking off Labor Day with last-minute savings up to 40 percent. Bookings must be made by October 31, 2017 for travel through October 31, 2017. The five-star all-inclusive beach resort is comprised of three hotels: Rose Hall Beach, Rose Hall Suites, and Grand Hotel Rose Hall.  

Rose Hall Beach is surrounded by beaches and gardens and is a family-friendly location. Rose Hall Suites has a lazy river and children’s water park on the property. It was also recently named one of the 10 Best All-Inclusive Travel Resorts by Parents. Grand Hotel Rose Hall is an adults-only location with 11 restaurants to choose form. Trip Advisor named it one of the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the World. 

The offer is based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Receiving resort credits depends on the length of the stay at the resort. Some blackout dates and additional restrictions may apply and the offer is limited to those in the U.S. market. Offer applies only to the USA market. 

Iberostar owns more than 100 four- and five-star hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, South America, Mexico, the United States, Africa, and Europe. The company specializes in all inclusive resorts for families as well as luxury adults-only hotels. 

For bookings call 888-923-2722 or visit the website at www.iberostar.com.

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Ultima Gstaad Offers Summertime Savings for Guests
Available through August 31, 2017. | Ultima Gstaad $2,595

Guests at the Ultima Gstaad can now save 25 percent in value-added amenities now through August 31.

The hotel is offering a “Room with Breakfast and Dinner” package, which includes a three-night stay for two in a Junior Suite, daily breakfast and dinner at the on-site Duchessa Restaurant, one private 60-minute yoga class, two signature caviar massages, two detox juices, a visit to Glacier 3000, welcome drinks and a special VIP welcome amenity.

Guests will also have access to all hotel facilities including the Ultima SPA, Aesthetics Clinic and outdoor hot tub in addition to receiving complimentary WiFi. While exploring the “storybook” town of Gstaad, visitors can experience a variety of alpine summer activities such as mountain biking, hiking, golf, fishing, rafting, horseback riding, designer shopping, dining and more. 

The rate for this package is $2,595 for two.

Gstaad is located 10 minutes away from Saanen Airport, ideal for a private aircraft, two hours from Geneva International Airport and two-and-a-half hours away from Zurich International Airport. It is 98 miles away from Geneva, 43 miles from Interlaken and 111 miles from Basel. The Duchessa Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves authentic Italian-inspired cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. There are also dining rooms with a private chef on hand, along with butlers in both suites and residences.

In addition to the restaurant and dining rooms, there are three hotel bars, including the Lobby Bar, the Detox Bar located in the Ultima Spa, which offers freshly made fruit and vegetable juices and organic herbal teas, as well as the Shisha Bar, which offers a Middle Eastern atmosphere.

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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Offers Free Third Night
Now through September 30, 2017. | Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Now through September 30, travelers can take advantage of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s free third night after booking two. 

Located in the heart of Palm Beach, the resort offers a Sunday “Veuve Rich” Brunch, a newly elevated poolside margarita cart, and oceanfront cabanas (complete with flat screen TVs and private cabana hosts).

There are 309 guest rooms and suites including private terrace suites and club rooms. The Eau Spa offers high end treatments with options for just $99. 

Four restaurants are housed at the resort. They include Angle, a contemporary fine-dining twist on American classics; Temple Orange, offering a Mediterranean-style breakfast buffet and seasonal specialties, guests dine oceanfront with views of the Atlantic; Stir Bar and Terrance is the social hub of the resort and offers a cocktail and light food menu; and finally Breeze is located just off the beach and offers gourmet burgers, salads, light bites, and cocktails. 

The resort is located 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, 40 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, and just over an hour from Miami International Airport. 

Questex Travel Group will hold next year’s Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit at the resort. From May 30 – June 1, 2018, the exclusive, invite-only event will bring together luxury travel agency owners and managers with the most opulent, luxury suppliers.  The event includes informative education, one-to-one meetings, networking events, and elegant receptions. 

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa was a Forbes Five-Star Award winner in both 2017 and 2016 and also received the AAA Five Diamond award in 2016. 

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Napa Valley Wine Train Is Offering First-Ever Commission
The Napa Valley Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train is offering travel agents a 10 percent commission on entire package sales. All packages and tours for both group and individual bookings are eligible for commission.   

Travel agents or travel professionals with a valid IATA, CLIA number or equivalent affiliations are eligible and will be given commission following the dates guests take the wine train.

The wine train recently announced several new experiences including the expansion of its Quattro Vino tour which now includes the Legacy, Estate, Collective tours as well as one more that will be announced soon. Quattro Vino makes stops at three of Napa Valley’s most renowned wineries aboard a renovated 1915 Pullman railcars.

Quattro Vino tours begin with a sparkling wine tasting followed by a four-course Napa Valley style meal. Guests then enjoy tastings at three wineries. The six hour trip will take guests roundtrip from the town of Napa. 

Tickets for each of the Quattro Vino tours start at $329 per person and include train fare, food, and tours and tastings at the wineries.

In addition to daytime tours, the wine train will also introduce Twilight Private Tours that allow guests to enjoy an evening tour of Raymond Vineyards or Grgich Hills Estate. The tour includes appetizers and wine tastings onboard as well as dessert and coffee upon return from the vineyards. Transportation is provided  to an exclusive evening dining experience at the wineries, only open to guests of the Napa Valley Wine Train.  

The Twilight Private Tour starts at $339 per person and are only available on Saturdays. 

There are also murder mystery, romance, and food focused tours available. 

For reservations, visit their website at winetrain.com or call 800-427-4124. 

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Sailrock Resort Offers Agents 20 Percent Commission
This is a limited one-time offer ending on December 1, 2017. | Sailrock Resort Turks & Caicos

Sailrock Resort Turks & Caicos is now offering a one-time only “Grand Opening Offer” now through December 1, 2017.

This new package offers a 25 percent savings on bookings and includes breakfast each morning at the Great House Restaurant.

There are not only traveler benefits for this offer, but travel agent benefit offers as well:

  • Agents receive 20 percent commission on all villa bookings made directly through Sailrock Resort
  • “Pay for 5 nights, stay for 7 nights” in all categories for agents to sell to clients
  • Agents should mention code “Sailrockagent” to receive a 15 percent commission on all suites

The Sailrock Resort opened on South Caicos – on of the Caribbean’s last touched islands – on January 20, 2017. The resort is a 25-minute flight from Turks & Caicos’ main island of Provodenciales.

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Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Offers Third Day of Vacation Free
This offer ends September 30, 2017. | Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club in Southwest Florida is now offering the third night of guests’ stays free.

This offer runs through September 30 and, in addition, provides guests no resort fees, complimentary valet parking and self-parking, and access to the resort’s fitness center. 

Over the last several years, the resort has spent more than $50 million on renovations and enhancements – part of these renovations were made to the golf course. In November 2016, the $9 million redesign of the resort’s course was led by Jack Nicklaus, who collaborated with golf course architect John Sanford.

Those staying at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club can also take pleasure in the resort’s spa, which offers body treatments, restorative facials, manicures, pedicures and other salon services. The spa also includes nine different treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpool baths, a fitness center, and an aerobics studio. Treatments at the resort spa include the Signature Medley Massage, Aroma-Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Essential Facial, Express Mud Detoxifying Body Wrap, Lemon Verbena Body Polish and Tropical Glow Sugar Scrub.

There is also the resort’s tennis center, plus a beachfront pool complex with two pools, the Beach Kids Club for children ages five to 12, beach rentals, and retail shops on-site.

 

The resort also has several restaurants and lounges, including HB’s on the Gulf, Broadwell’s restaurant, the Seminole Store and the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, which has been recognized as the “Best Place To View A Southwest Florida Sunset” and was named “Naples’ Best Beach Bar” by Travel Channel.

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Fourth of July Sale From Windstar Cruises
Deals ends July 7, 2017. | Windstar

From June 28-July 7, small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is offering its Fourth of July One Week Sale.

Starting at $1,099 per guest, the sale includes all of Windstar’s regions including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia / Arabia, Costa Rica / Panama, the Caribbean, Alaska, and Canada / New England.

There are more than 50 Windstar itineraries included in the One Week Sale, including:

  • Southeast Canadian Explorations: This cruise takes guests from Montreal to Boston over nine days. The ship sails through whale- and fishing-boat water. On-shore excursions will allow guests to explore historic Boston or Victorian-era architecture in Portland. 
  • Alaskan Splendors:  Windstar's new itinerary will sail from Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage) over 11 days and will explore Alaska’s top destinations. Excursions include: tours of wildlife and glaciers of the Inside Passage, hiking in Haines, and the biggest zip-line in the United States in Icy Strait Point.
  • James Beard Foundation Epicurean Explorations of France, Spain, and Portugal: This food- and wine-themed cruise will sail with Chef Hugh Acheson, winner of multiple James Beard awards and “Top Chef” judge. Guests will sail to the Bordeaux wine region for an overnight stay and wine valley visit as well as visit Northern France’s oyster beds. There will also be cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and wine pairings at dinner.

Windstar is also including its new Star Collector Voyages itineraries in the sale. The voyages are longer and more in-depth, lasting from 14-34 days.

For more information visit their website at windstar.com
 

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Travelers Can "Live Like a Local" with Luxury Hotel Packages
The Palace Pinstripes Package is now available through October 1, 2017. The Summer Like a Local Package is available from June 22 to August 30, 2017. | Lotte New York Palace

The Lotte New York Palace, located in the heart of Manhattan on Madison Avenue, is offering travelers two new packages for the summer.

The luxury hotel’s new deals include the Palace Pinstripes Package, ideal for Yankees’ fans, as well as the Summer Like a Local package.

In a new partnership with the New York Yankees, the hotel gives its guests the opportunity to save up to 50 percent on ticket to a Yankees game, gives them a welcome gift from the New York Yankees which includes two baseball caps and a Yankees Yearbook, two complimentary beers at any of the beverage outlets at the Lotte New York Palace, two pairs of limited edition Lotte New York Palace sunglasses and a discounted room with suite accommodations.

This package for baseball lovers, available through October 1, 2017, also offers guests the chance to stay in cathedral view room types and higher. 

With the Summer Like a Local package, curated by the hotel’s Le Clefs d’Or concierge, guests will get 10 percent off Best Available Rate rooms and 25 percent off suite style rooms, 50 percent off Best Available Rate rooms on Sundays, an additional 5 percent off stays of at least four nights, an official Lotte New York Palace summer itinerary, complimentary Wi-Fi as well as a complimentary hotel tote bag with sunglasses. While staying at the Lotte New York Palace, guests can explore the city by row boating on the lake in Central Park, picnicking on Governor’s Island, along with many other New York City activities.

This offer is available for bookings between June 22 and August 30, 2017 and is applicable for a minimum of two-night stays. 

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Mountain Lodges of Peru Offers Discounts on Select Departures
Mountain Lodges of Peru

Mountain Lodges of Peru is offering guests 15 percent off select July 2017 departures of The Salkantay Trek and the Sacred Valley & Lares Adventure per person, double occupancy.

July is considered one of the best months to hike across the Andes, meet local Andean communities, and visit the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and Mountain Lodges of Peru’s deluxe lodge-to-lodge programs out of Cusco are the only lodge-based option to enjoy the region.

During July, guests can expect:

  • Traditionally some of the driest and most consistent weather conditions in the region.
  • Independence Day in Peru: Celebrations occur all around the city of Cusco over this month, allowing unique opportunities to cross paths with traditional Andean communities.
  • Clearer skies, which means great views of snowy peaks and the beautiful glaciers along the routes.

Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure – Five days, departing July 8, 9, and 29

  • Original price: $ 2,400
  • New price: $2,040

Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure – Seven days, departing July 13, 18, and 26

  • Original price: $ 3,100
  • New price: $2,635

The Salkantay Trek – Seven Days, departing July 10, 16, 20, 26, and 27

  • Original Price: $3,750
  • New price: $3,188

The five- and seven-day Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu is a journey through Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Guests will explore archaeological sites and un-crowded trails. Expert guides tailor the experience with an offer of “à la carte” activities and daily cultural encounters.

With The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, guests will trek along an Inca trail through 15 different eco-systems, including the traversing of e a mountain pass over 15,000 feet high. Each day’s trek ends with a hot shower complemented by a massage or a dip in an outdoor Jacuzzi, followed by a gourmet meal with select.