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AmaWaterways Debuts New Offer, Extends Booking Deadlines
Available through December 31, 2020. | AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways announced a new solo traveler offer and the extension of special offers for travel in 2021 and 2022. Guests can book before December 31, 2020 and take advantage of savings, including Free Roundtrip Airfare for select 2021 European river cruises and a 5 percent Early Booking Reward for 2022 Europe, Mekong and Egypt itineraries. 

2021 Offers

AmaWaterways’ offers are now available (through the end of 2020) on a variety of itineraries and ships, including the line’s newest additions, AmaSiena and AmaLucia. Whether choosing complimentary flights with the Free Roundtrip Airfare or the $2,999 per person Upgrade to Business Class, both offers give guests the convenience of one-stop shopping by booking air, exclusive airport transfers and river cruise through one source. Guests also have the option of Free Companion Air on an additional selection of 2021 sailings.

Newly announced for solo travelers, AmaWaterways is pleased to offer for a limited time a reduced 25 percent single supplement on spacious balcony staterooms, available on select 2021 sailings through its Solo Travelers Special. (Not combinable with other retail offers and not applicable on certain stateroom categories. Other conditions apply.)

2022 Offers

The 2022 Early Booking Reward allows guest to save 5 percent on select Europe and Mekong river cruises, including those onboard the revolutionary AmaMagna. In September 2021, AmaWaterways will debut the AmaDahlia on the Nile River, and guests who book a 2022 Egypt river cruise can receive a 5 percent cruise savings on balcony staterooms and suites on select sailings.

Additional offers, including Enhanced Group Savings and Holiday Triple Savings, are available on select 2021 and 2022 sailings.

Finally, for those travelers choosing to book before December 31, 2020, AmaWaterways is giving additional flexibility with its limited time special Travel Waiver Plus program. Guests who purchase the Travel Waiver Plus can book with added peace of mind that they may cancel their river cruise vacation for any reason up to 24-hours in advance of their AmaWaterways’ booked services.

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ID Debuts 2020-21 Brochure With 50-Plus Offers, Bonus Commission
Valid for new bookings made now through April 15, 2021. | Island Destinations

Island Destinations has launched its new digital 2020-21 “Ultimate Exclusives” brochure inclusive of compelling exclusive deals advisors can offer their clients, valid for new bookings made now through April 15, 2021. Offers vary from guaranteed upgrades at time of booking, $250 resort credits, dining experiences and more. Destinations include Caribbean favorites like Turks and Caicos, Anguilla, St. Barth’s, along with Mexico, the Maldives and the newly added destination of Greece offering private excursions paired with top hotels in Athens, Crete, Mykonos and Santorini. 

Top offers in the digital brochure include a guaranteed upgrade at time of booking at five-star Mexican properties such as NIZUC Resort & Spa, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, One&Only Palmilla and more. Clients will also enjoy savings such as $250 tour credit offered through ID’s newly launched Greece program, or a $300 resort credit at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic.

Along with an additional 1 percent in commission, new for this year, ID is offering its brochure in an editable format for advisors to brand the front and back covers with their agency logo and information, allowing a seamless way to promote these dream travel packages.

“We know this year hasn’t been easy, so we hope these offers and this editable piece will help inspire more clients to travel once again,” said Laurie Palumbo, COO of the ID Travel Group. “If there is one thing this pandemic has shown the world, it is that using a travel advisor is more critical than ever to help navigate this new landscape. This is an opportunity for advisors to get the recognition they deserve for their knowledge, incredible service and ability to manage expectations.”

To download a copy of the brochure click here; for an editable version that you can update with your agency’s details, click here. For reservations, contact ID Travel Group at 1-800-942-5499 or [email protected]

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GoldenEye in Jamaica Offering James Bond-Themed Package
Bookable now through December 19, 2020. | GoldenEye

The 25th James Bond movie, “No Time To Die,” is heading back to Jamaica and will mark Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007. The island has played an important role in the films, from its star turn in “Dr. No” to its use as a filming location for “Live and Let Die.” In honor of the movie’s release on November 20, 2020, Ian Fleming's GoldenEye in Jamaica is offering a package to experience the birthplace of the greatest spy series.

Highlights of the “Ultimate James Bond Experience” includes a guided snorkeling tour through the reef, and visit to Firefly, Noel Coward’s former hilltop home where the author spent many afternoons. Additionally, the four-night package includes: 

  • Accommodations in a stand-alone Hut, Villa or Cottage—each with a private entrance  
  • A visit to Firefly, the former estate of playwright Noel Coward and rumored to be Captain Morgan’s lookout (transportation and cocktails included) 
  • A guided snorkeling excursion through Fleming’s reef  
  • A bottle of Bollinger champagne, featured in many of the Bond films and novels  
  • A copy of “GoldenEye: Where Bond was Born” by Matthew Parker and signed by Chris Blackwell  
  • A tour of the Fleming Villa (pending availability) 
  • Daily breakfast for two and a complimentary welcome flask of Blackwell Rum  

All guests of GoldenEye will be able to enjoy the James Bond outdoor film series offered every Thursday this fall leading up to the release of “No Time to Die.” In addition to complimentary popcorn, cocktails like the GoldenEye, using Chris Blackwell's new 007 limited edition Fine Jamaican Rum, as well as the Scotch Bonnet Margarita with chilies grown at Pantrepant (the property's farm), will be available for purchase. 

Fleming, a former British intelligence officer, discovered Jamaica during a World War II mission in 1942. Four years later, he purchased 15 acres of under-developed tropical land and named it GoldenEye to pay homage to his naval operation that first brought him to the island. He resided at the property each winter for more than two decades and wrote a new Bond novel each winter (for a total of 14 books). Today, the property is owned by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, who made the likes of Bob Marley and U2 household names. Fleming’s villa, where his original writing desk still stands, remains available for overnight stays.  

Package rates start at $2,630 for four nights; bookable now through December 19, 2020.

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Holland America Line Extends “Save Now, Cruise Later” Promo
Available through September 30, 2020. | Holland America Line

Holland America Line is extending its popular “Save Now, Cruise Later: Have it All” promotion. Running now through September 30, 2020, guests who book with the promotion will receive free drinks, free gratuities, free specialty dining, free Wi-Fi and more.

As an added incentive for travel advisors, Holland America Line is offering a 2 percent bonus commission on new 2021 Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England cruise bookings and Alaska Land+Sea Journeys. These itineraries are also eligible for the “Save Now, Cruise Later: Have it All” promotion.

With “Save Now, Cruise Later: Have it All,” travelers who book holiday 2020 through winter/spring 2022 cruises or Alaska Land+Sea Journeys (excluding Grand Voyages) by September 30 receive a free Signature Beverage Package, free gratuities and a free Signature Dining Package, which includes one evening in both Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto specialty restaurants. Plus, suite guests also receive a free Wi-Fi package. All bookings are eligible for 50 percent reduced deposits. This promo is available for cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe and beyond.

Further, the offer makes a family vacation more affordable, with third and fourth guests in the same stateroom also receiving a free Signature Beverage Package, free gratuities, free Signature Dining Package and reduced deposits.

Additionally, Holland America Line is offering a Cancellation Protection Program that can be purchased for new cruise or Alaska Land+Sea Journey bookings or existing bookings, as long as it is purchased before the date cancellation fees begin to accrue. Offered as a Standard or Platinum plan, guests can cancel up to 24 hours before cruise departure with Standard and right up to departure under Platinum and receive refunds between 80 and 90 percent of eligible amounts paid. The cost varies by cruise fare and is nonrefundable. 

Travel advisors can connect with their BDM and the sales team through GoHAL.com.

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Journese, Pleasant Holidays Extend Hertz Rental Offer for U.S. Trips
The promotion is available through September 6, 2020, for travel through May 31, 2021. | Journese and Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, have announced the extended booking window of the free Hertz car rental promotion to September 6, 2020, for new bookings at all hotels, resorts and vacation rentals in the continental U.S. The promotion is valid on stays of one night or longer for travel through May 31, 2021. Qualified bookings receive a free midsize Hertz car rental for each night booked for up to a maximum of three free days of car rental. Additional car rental days may be added at additional cost.

Pleasant Holidays and Journese offer more than 700 hotels and resorts nationwide, many of which offer added values and exceptional deals including daily breakfast, free nights, free parking, kids-stay-free offers and more. Airfare is not required for the free Hertz car rental offer, but may be booked as part of a complete vacation package along with a "Cancel For Any Reason Travel Protection Plan," starting at $99 per person including COVID-19 coverage. There are no Pleasant Holidays and Journese change or cancel fees for continental USA vacations.

The free midsize car rental offer is not valid for Hawaii vacations. Age restrictions may apply for car rental. For more information or to make a booking, travel advisors can visit PleasantAgent.com or call 1-800-448-3333 or visit Journese.com or call 1-800-442-9244. Pleasant Holidays and Journese are members of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and an active member of the United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA) and participates in the $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.

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Riviera River Cruises to Offer Advisors Gift Card for Holiday Bookings
Available for bookings made on select festive season cruises. | Riviera River Cruises

Riviera River Cruises is now offering travel advisors an incentive for new bookings on holiday season cruises departing in December 2020. Travel advisors can receive a gift card valued at up to $250 for each cabin or suite booked on Riviera’s Yuletide Markets, Christmas and New Year’s cruises on Europe’s Danube and Rhine Rivers. The incentive can be combined with all other Riviera promotions.

Travel advisors will receive a $250 gift card for each cabin or suite booked on a seven-night holiday cruise, and they will receive a gift card valued at $150 for each cabin or suite booked on a four- or five-night holiday cruise. These include The Danube’s "Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets," "Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets," "New Year on the Blue Danube" and "New Year on the Rhine River Cruises."

This deal can be combined with all other promotions available from Riviera River Cruises, including the “Half Back” promotion available through July 31 (deposit reduced to $400 per cabin and returned as $400 shipboard credit on seven night-cruises; $250 shipboard credit on four- and five-night cruises). Gift cards will be sent to advisors when final payment is received.

Riviera River Cruises offers 20 itineraries on 10 rivers and waterways, including dedicated departures for solo travelers with no single supplement. Its fleet is one of the youngest in Europe, with no ships older than six years

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Azamara Launches Savings on All Sailings
Available through July 17, 2020, in North America and until July 22, 2020, for international markets. | Azamara

Boutique cruise line Azamara has announced the launch of its first-ever global promotion on all sailings. Available now through July 17, 2020 in North America and until July 22, 2020 for international markets, the July sale will offer a $500 onboard credit, which can be used for specialty dining, shore excursions and more.

Travelers booking from North America will also receive the same onboard credit in addition to a 50 percent reduced deposit. Azamara’s BOGOHO sale, originally launched in April of this year, can be combined with the July global promotion on select sailings, offering 50 percent off a traveler’s guest.

Itinerary highlights from the July offer include:

  • Azamara Quest’s 12-Night Baltic & St. Pete Voyage – Departing July 11, 2021, from Copenhagen, the ship will have a late night in Warnemünde, Germany before setting sail to the 1,000-year-old port city of Gdańsk, where travelers will have an opportunity to stay overnight. Additional highlights from the itinerary include Visby, Sweden—home to the Ring Wall constructed in the 13th century—and Helsinki, Finland, where travelers can discover the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before the sailing concludes in Stockholm, guests will have two overnights in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Azamara Pursuit’s 14-Night Black Sea Intensive Voyage – Setting sail on June 26, 2021, and again on July 20, 2021, Azamara guests will have the opportunity to experience the Country-Intensive Voyage, visiting 10 ports, with seven late nights and two overnights. Beginning in Athens, the ship will journey to the recovered Greco-Roman city of Ephesus before cruising through the Bosphorus Strait. Additional highlights of the itinerary include cosmopolitan Varna, Bulgaria, foodie-friendly Constanţa, Romania and Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Azamara Pursuit’s eight-Night Dalmatian & Amalfi Coasts Voyage – Guests will embark in Venice, Italy, on August 20, 2021, with another Country-Intensive Voyage before arriving in Pula, where a visit to the Roman Amphitheater is a must. Additional highlights include a late night in Dubrovnik, followed by Kotor, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities. 

All bookings made with the sale apply to Azamara’s enhanced Cruise with Confidence program, providing flexibility to change any sailing booked by August 1, 2020. 

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Seabourn Extends Bonus Commission on New Bookings
Available through July 31, 2020. | Seabourn

Seabourn is extending a four percent bonus commission on new bookings made on 2021 sailings to Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England. The special bonus commission can be earned when booking any of Seabourn’s current promotions, including the “Sensational Suite Savings,” valid through July 2020, which offers 50 percent reduced deposits and savings on a selection of suite accommodations and amenities, including veranda suite upgrades, shipboard credits up to $2,000 per suite, air credits, Internet packages and more.

Further, travel advisors can receive commission sooner by taking advantage of booking their clients on Seabourn’s new 10 percent Early Bonus Savings promotion, providing an additional 10 percent in savings off the base cruise fare for select voyages when guests pay in full by July 31, 2020.

The four percent bonus commission applies only to new bookings for select 2021 sailings and is not valid on voyages on Seabourn Venture.

In addition, travel advisors can share with their clients Seabourn’s enhanced “Book with Confidence” policy, providing travelers with even more flexibility, assurance and options to cancel their booking up to 30 days prior to departure on any new bookings and receive a future cruise credit. The updated policy also includes a new “Best Fare Guarantee” benefit, which will provide guests who booked a Seabourn voyage by July 31, 2020, with the opportunity to request an adjustment in the event fares are lowered for their specific voyage and suite category.

In further support of its travel advisor partners, earlier this season Seabourn also announced that it will honor travel agency current commission levels in 2021, regardless of performance in 2020, and has extended commission protection on paid in full bookings and on Future Cruise Credits for voyages impacted by Seabourn’s pause in global operations, regardless if the guest selects an FCC or a refund.

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Star Clippers Offering Pre- or Post- Stays on Caribbean Sailings
Available for bookings made by June 1, 2020 for travel between December 2020 and March 2022. | Star Clippers

Star Clippers is offering two complimentary hotel nights in Barbados or St. Maarten for use before or after their cruise between December 2020 and March 2022. Included in the hotel deal is one breakfast and a ship transfer. The complimentary stays will be available for bookings made by June 1, 2020.

Guests booking a Category Five cabin or higher on select six- to eight-night Windward Island and Grenadine Island sailings (including Christmas and New Year’s) and seven-night Antigua to Barbados onboard the Royal Clipper receive two complimentary nights at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa in Christchurch, Barbados. The offer also applies to the 28-day Atlantic crossing from Cannes to Barbados on October 9, 2021, and the 14-day Barbados to Panama on November 6, 2021.

Guests who book a Category Five cabin or higher on select six- to eight-night Treasure and Leeward Island itineraries, including Christmas and New Year’s departures, will receive a two-night stay at the charming Holland House beach hotel in downtown Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

Sailing rates start at $1,360 per person, based on double occupancy; the hotel package constitutes a $600 value. Guests can opt for $250 onboard credit in lieu of hotel nights.

Guests booking Category Six cabins on these same sailings do not qualify for the hotel deal, but they do qualify for special pricing with a rate of $999 per person for Star Flyer and $1,099 for Royal Clipper based on double occupancy.

Star Clippers operates three sailing vessels: Star Clipper and Star Flyer, traditional clipper ships with modern amenities carrying 170 guests, and the 227-guest Royal Clipper. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, tropical bars on deck and piano lounges.

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Journese Offers Bonus TRIP Points to Travel Advisors
For bookings made by July 3, 2020 for travel through December 31, 2021. | Journese

Journese has announced a new travel advisor incentive, whereby travel advisors earn up to 500 Bonus TRIP Points for every new Journese booking at select family resorts across the continental United States, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Canada, made by July 3, 2020 for travel through December 31, 2021. The top revenue-producing advisor will earn a three-night stay at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort on the Island of Hawaii. In addition, any activity booked in the Journese portfolio in combination with these select family resorts will receive an additional 100 Bonus TRIP Points on registered bookings.

Many resort partners offer real-time rates, instant reservation confirmations and availability; plus, bookings can be combined with all classes of airline service, private excursion options, car rentals and private transfers. All bookings are combinable with all resort promotions, such as complimentary nights, special room rates, resort credits and complimentary breakfasts.

To make a booking, travel advisors can visit online at www.journese.com or call 800-442-9244. Travel advisors must register new bookings by July 15, 2020 to be eligible for the hotel stay reward and bonus TRIP points. Journese is a member of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and an active member of the United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA) and participates in the $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.

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Asilia Africa Discounts Safaris 75 Percent for Healthcare Workers
Available until May 31, 2021. | Asilia Africa

Asilia Africa is offering discounts of up to 75 percent on a safari for healthcare and emergency service workers from anywhere in the world when travel resumes. In recognition and gratitude for their service, healthcare workers globally can travel with a plus-one (and children) to an Asilia property at the discounted rates until May 31, 2021. Anyone in the health care sector—from doctors to carers, nurses to receptionists—are welcome. Furthermore, all members of the emergency services, as well as anyone involved in the fight against COVID-19 are welcome.
 
Asilia hopes that, with this offer, it can welcome the heroes who have given so much to help and protect others. Commercial director Gordie Owles said in a written release, "We know that this gesture is not much compared to the sacrifice that so many have made during this pandemic. But we hope that by opening our doors and taking people out to the wilderness to recharge and reboot it goes some way to saying thank you for their heroic work."
 
For instance: Asilia’s flagship Kenya camp, Naboisho Camp, usually costs $1,065 per person per night. Healthcare workers will be offered a rate of $247 per person per night. A typical six-night safari with Asilia staying at Naboisho in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy and Ol Pejeta Bush Camp in Kenya would usually cost $5,136 per person; healthcare workers will be able to enjoy this option for $2,958, including all internal flights to and from Nairobi, park and conservancy fees, six nights’ accommodation and all game drives.

Asilia has 19 camps across Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

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Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels Offers Discount to Healthcare Workers
Booking period is from April 15 to September 30, 2020 | Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels

Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels has introduced a 50 percent offer for all National Health Service (NHS) and private healthcare workers to say thank you for putting themselves on the front line during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, and their tireless hard work to protect people and save lives.

Beachcomber has decided it is time to give back and to serve those who have served us throughout the pandemic. With this exclusive offer designed only for medical staff and their immediate family, those who are currently working the hardest will be rewarded with a 50 percent discount on room and meal plan at select luxury Beachcomber hotels across Mauritius.

The offer terms are as follows:

  • 50 percent discount on room and meal plan
  • The offer is exclusive to medical staff and their immediate family, meaning partner and children/parents. A maximum of two rooms can be booked
  • The offer is for NHS and private hospital front line staff fighting COVID-19, and applicable upon presentation of proof of eligibility and medical ID upon check-in at resorts
  • Not combinable with other offers (except free lunch at Trou aux Biches and Children Go Free offer)
  • Booking period is from April 15 to September 30, 2020
  • Travel period is from June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021, and excludes December 20, 2020 to January 3, 2021 and April 3-17, 2021

Hotels included are Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa (excluding villas), Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa (excluding villas), Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa, Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa, Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa.

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Family Coppola Hideaways Debuts “Dream Now, Travel Later” Deal
The “Dream Now, Travel Later” deal is available for any new future booking made from now up to June 2020. | Family Coppola Hideaway

Francis Ford Coppola’s Family Coppola Hideaways in Belize and Guatemala (Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn in Belize and La Lancha in Guatemala) are offering a new deal, “Dream Now, Travel Later.” The deal includes $100 resort credit, which can be used on food and beverage, tours, the spa and more, for stays of four nights or more.

Also included in the offer is 20 percent off published rates and free upgrade at the time of booking (subject to availability).

The booking policy requires one night’s deposit at the time of booking. Any cancellation 14 days prior to check in date are fully refundable.

The “Dream Now, Travel Later” deal is available for any new future booking (not including festive dates 2020 and 2021). Bookings must be made from now up to June 2020.

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ASTA Extends Discounted Verified Travel Advisor Program
Available until May 31, 2020 | American Society of Travel Advisors

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) has extended its deal offering 50 percent off the full ASTA Verified Travel Advisor Certification Program (VTA) through the end of May. Regularly, the program is $399 for members, $598 for non-member independent advisors and $729 for non-member travel advisors. The nine-course program provides training on topics that are instrumental in helping travel professionals gain unique industry expertise to boost their skills. To take advantage of these savings, use code VTA50 at checkout.

In addition, ASTA has discounted its re-certification program by 40 percent. Use code VTACEU40.

For more information, visit https://www.asta.org/

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Silversea Offers Complimentary Expedition Cruise to Travel Advisors
Bookings must be made, and full payment received, from February 1 through April 30, 2020, to qualify. | Silversea

Silversea has launched a new “Sell and Sail Free” promotion allowing travel advisors to earn a complimentary expedition cruise for two when they sell three suites between February 1 and April 30, 2020. The three suites may be booked on any 2020 and 2021 expedition voyage aboard Silver Wind Expedition, Silver Explorer and Silver Cloud (excluding 2021 Expedition World Cruise and segments).

The program rewards travel advisors who qualify with a free voyage chosen from more than a dozen eligible expedition sailings in 2020 and 2021. Options include a nine-day, Vancouver-to-San Diego voyage on Silver Cloud, exploring the American West Coast; four Antarctica journeys of 10 to 14 days sailing round trip from Ushuaia on Silver Cloud and Silver Wind; a 19-day, island-hopping South Pacific cruise from Darwin to Apra aboard Silver Explorer; and Silver Explorer's 14-day, round-trip voyage from Dunedin to the UNESCO-listed New Zealand Subantarctic Islands.

Travel advisors who earn a free cruise will sail in an ocean-view suite and be able to experience the line’s gourmet cuisine, personalized butler service and all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, a stocked in-suite beverage cabinet and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi.

In addition, all expedition voyages sail with specialist experts who lead complimentary, immersive shore excursions. These specialists offer lectures, discussions and recaps on board, in addition to guiding Zodiac explorations and leading hikes and nature walks ashore.

Sell and Sail Free bookings must be made, and full payment received, from February 1 through April 30, 2020, to qualify. Travel advisors who qualify for the free cruise must submit a redemption form to their Silversea account executive noting the qualifying bookings by May 15, 2020. Suite space availability is subject to non-displacement of revenue.

Advisors can view complete details of the offer, and to obtain the redemption form here.

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Lindblad Expeditions Announces New Incentive for Travel Advisors
For bookings made between now and March 31, 2020. | Lindblad Expeditions

Travel advisors who book their clients aboard a Lindblad Expeditions’ Alaska voyage between now and March 31, 2020 will be automatically entered into a prize drawing to win one of two Lindblad voyages to Alaska aboard one of its purpose-built ships.  

Travel advisors will earn two entries for every guest booked during the qualifying period; plus, they will receive a $250 gift card per cabin booked for Alaska travel in 2020.  The more cabins they sell, the more entries—and gift cards—they receive.  

To qualify, advisors must provide code 6AGT2020 at the time of booking. 

First prize is the Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness itinerary, with second prize being a Wild Alaska Escape sailing.

Terms and Conditions: Travel advisor will receive two entries per guest plus a $250 gift card per cabin when they book their clients aboard a Lindblad Expeditions’ ship departing in 2020. A maximum of $750 gift card for group bookings (three cabins or more).  All prizes valid for one category one cabin for two guests. Final departure date based upon availability and subject to holiday and other blackouts. Prize does not include international or charter air transportation. Baggage, accident or cancellation insurance, alcoholic beverages, gift shop, passport expenses, extensions are not included. Gratuities to ship’s crew at traveler’s discretion. 

To make a reservation, call 1-800-EXPEDITION.

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AmaWaterways Debuts Triple Savings Offer
Available now through March 31, 2020. | AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways has announced its Triple Savings offers for guests planning 2020 vacations. Just in time for Wave season, those who book select Europe and Mekong sailings now through March 31 can receive up to $2,000 off per stateroom, complimentary stateroom upgrade (pre-paid gratuities for Mekong) and $100 onboard credit. In addition, new Triple Savings offers are combinable with AmaWaterways Past Passenger Privilege Rewards and Future Cruise Benefit Program.

The Wave season special offers applicable on more than 200 sailings include:

  • Europe Triple Savings – AmaWaterways’ Europe cruises are now available with up to $2,000 in savings per stateroom, $100 onboard credit per stateroom and a complimentary stateroom upgrade.
  • Holiday Triple Savings – AmaWaterways is gifting up to $2,000 in savings per stateroom, $100 onboard credit per stateroom and a complimentary stateroom upgrade for guests to explore Europe’s timeless Christmas Markets. In addition, travel advisors will receive a 5 percent bonus commission on new bookings made with the Holiday Triple Savings.
  • Mekong Triple Savings – Guests can receive up to $2,000 in savings per stateroom, $100 onboard credit per stateroom and pre-paid gratuities.
  • Solo Traveler Savings – As an alternative to the Triple Savings offers, AmaWaterways is offering a 25 percent single supplement on all balcony staterooms and select suites for solo travelers.

Offers are valid on selected sailings on new bookings made January 1 through March 31, 2020. Other conditions apply. Solo Traveler Savings offer is not combinable with Triple Savings offers. For full details on the Triple Savings offers, bonus commission and applicable dates, visit Travel Agent Portal to download the Wave 2020 Marketing Tool Kit.

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Insight Vacations Extends Anniversary Sale
Available through February 27 | Insight Vacations

Travelers can take advantage of savings in 2020 with an extended air offer and early payment discount from Insight Vacations. From now until February 27, guests can save up to $300 per couple on economy air on departures to Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt and Morocco for travel during October 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, and September 1, 2020 to November 15, 2020.

By choosing flights with American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia, travelers can save $150 off per person on Economy, $200 off per person on Premium Economy or $300 off per person on Business Class.

For guests who book and pay in full by February 27, they can receive a savings of 7.5 percent on trips to Europe and Britain, and the U.S. and Canada.

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Announces Alaska Family Offer
Available until December 31, 2019 | Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced a new Alaska Family Offer that makes traveling next summer a lot more economical for families.

The special offers include: 

  • Kids Save Up to 50 percent: Save on up to two children 22 and under when they travel with two full paying adults on select 2020 Alaska departures; save 50 percent departing in May and August and save 25 percent departing in June and July.

  • Free Air for Adults: Book by December 31, 2019 and receive free airfare from Seattle to Alaska on select 2020 Alaska departures; guests will receive free round-trip airfare on Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness, Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau and Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan or free one-way airfare on Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska & British Columbia and A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii. 

Itineraries are offered on the new 100-guest National Geographic Quest and Venture and the 62-guest sister ships National Geographic Sea Lion or Sea Bird. Guests can hike, kayak, paddleboard, bike and venture where wildlife gathers to spot bears, eagles, bubble-netting whales and more. They can also witness First Nations performances. Travelers sail with a team of naturalists, a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, an undersea specialist and wellness instructor.

Kids and teens can also participate in National Geographic Global Explorers, Lindblad’s exclusive program for families. Developed in conjunction with National Geographic Education, its designed to help kids and their families develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge of an explorer. 

These offers are valid for new bookings only, are subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers.  Complimentary air is based on economy group flights and must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. In the case that Lindblad's group flight is not available at time of booking, it reserves the right to issue a credit. Free Air offer will be combinable with the new Family Offer, but it is limited to the adults. 

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Seabourn Launches Set Sail Event
Available for booking now through November 20, 2019. | Seabourn

Seabourn has unveiled the Set Sail Event, offering travelers savings, benefits and an array of luxury amenities aboard the line’s fleet of all-suite ships. The Set Sail Event is available now and will run through November 20, 2019, for select voyages departing in 2019 and 2020.

The event offers may include the following and vary by voyage:

Veranda for Ocean View Suite upgrade

  • Up to $500 shipboard credit per suite
  • Up to $1,000 air credit per person
  • 300-minute Internet package per person
  • Up to 15 percent savings on select Combination Cruises
  • Penthouse or Premium Suite bookings will receive $1,000 shipboard credit per suite and an Unlimited Internet Package per suite

Seabourn’s Set Sail Event applies to select worldwide itineraries with destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Antarctica and Patagonia, Alaska, Australia and New Zealand, Arabia and India, Asia, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, South America, and more.

Guests of Seabourn will find several new innovative offerings and programs onboard. Such programs include “An Evening with Tim Rice”, the new evening entertainment experience created for the line in association with Belinda King Creative Productions; “Shopping with the Chef” excursions in select ports, with a Seabourn chef as guide to learn about regional markets and see how the freshest ingredients are selected; “Seabourn Conversations” with special guest speakers including historians, naturalists, marine biologists, destination experts and more; “Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil”, providing guests a holistic spa and wellness experience that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being; and “The Grill by Thomas Keller”, reminiscent of the classic American restaurant from the 50s and 60s which focuses on updated versions of iconic dishes. Guests will be treated to table-side preparations of Caesar salad and ice cream sundaes, as well as a range of other traditional American dishes like premium steaks and whole roasted chicken. 

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

Photo courtesy of Seabourn

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Air Tahiti Nui Now Offering Summer Airfare Deals
Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui has announced new airline promotions with flights to Tahiti starting as low as $789 and a two-for-one New Zealand stopover deal aboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, the Boeing 787-9.

Discover Tahiti

Travelers can fly roundtrip from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Tahiti International Airport (PPT). Starting at $789 per person, this offer is valid for booking until August 18, 2019 for travel beginning October 16 through August 13, 2020.

Journey to New Zealand and Discover Tahiti

Travel roundtrip from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Auckland Airport (AKL) while enjoying a stopover in Tahiti. Stopovers can be taken on the way to New Zealand, on the way back, or both, and are permitted for eight days maximum. Roundtrip economy airfare begins at $899 per person and is valid for booking until August 18, 2019 for travel beginning September 1 through December 10, 2019 and January 15 through May 31, 2020. For lowest fare, passengers must stop at least once in Tahiti.

The Boeing 787-9

On the Tahitian Dreamliner, the air goes through a purification method known as gaseous filtration. By cleaning the cabin air of gaseous contaminants and offensive odors, guests will experience fewer throat, eye and nose irritations. Additionally, according to the airline, the cabin delivers a higher humidity level which has been shown to reduce symptoms of dryness for passenger comfort.

All Air Tahiti Nui airfares include one free check in bag, complimentary inflight entertainment and a choice of meals and alcoholic beverages.

Photo by shalamov/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

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Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel Announces 50 Percent Off Second Night
Booking available August 5 to December 22 for travel August 6 to December 23, 2019. | Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel has introduced a special offer of 50 percent off the second night for guests who want to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the landmark Inca citadel.

The Special Offer applies to all room categories and includes an array of included services and amenities:

  • Roundtrip luggage assistance between the train station and the hotel
  • Half board (breakfast buffet and lunch or dinner à la carte)
  • Welcome juice from a selection of regionals fruit
  • Courtesy cocktail with distilled cane spirit – a regional Andean specialty
  • 40-minute Cooking demonstration and Bar class
  • Mini chef lessons and Andean Tales story reading for children
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and Mini Bar

Special Offer Terms: 50 percent off of second night’s stay. Booking dates of promotion: August 5 to December 22, 2019. Travel dates: August 6 to December 23, 2019. Special Deal offers a 50 percent discount over a second night reservation in all rooms (Consortia rates include amenities). Offer applies to published rack rates commissionable at 10 percent. Subject to rate and date availability.

Machu Picchu // Photo by Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

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Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Announces New "Summer Friday" Offer
July 24 through November 15, 2019 | Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is announcing its new “Summer Friday” offer. Guests who book a minimum three-night stay in one of the resort’s 32 villas or residences receive a 15 percent off rate, daily breakfast and happy hour in addition to private airport transfers.

As part of happy hour, guests can enjoy margaritas accompanied by chips, guacamole and salsa. Accommodations also include twice-daily Four Seasons housekeeping with pre-arranged times, a private pool and poolside barbecues, a fully appointed kitchen, online shopping option to pre-stock the kitchen and more.

Guests can also celebrate the summer season with Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita’s newest guest experiences including:

  • Dos Catrinas Restaurant and Mezcal Tastings: Dos Catrinas, the resort’s new two-story restaurant and bar, is a take on traditional Mexican fare. Guests can enjoy the custom mezcal blend “Los Mitos” as part of a new mezcal tasting experience at the restaurant’s bar.
  • RegenerativeMind, Body and Soul Experiences: Activities range from spiritual energy clearing, sound healing and mud rituals to a chakra balancing spa treatment at Apuane Spa, yin yang yoga on a private bluff and a sea foraging culinary experience.

This offering is good from July 24 through November 15, 2019.

Photo by Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

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Mandarin Oriental Unveils Special Packages in Boston, New York and Washington
Through December 31, 2019 | Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is inviting guests to pack up the car and hit the road with special Park and Stay packages at the Boston, New York and Washington D.C. properties.

Each property offers packages that accommodate one vehicle with complimentary valet parking. The packages are available through December 31, 2019.

Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Park & Stay near Boston’s Back Bay with a room rate of $635 per night and complimentary valet parking. 

After check-in, guests can sip on seasonal Nantucket Afternoon Tea, then head to the room to prepare for an evening of exploring. Cultural events include the annual Shakespeare on the Common (July 17 – August 4) and the ICA Boston Art Show, showcasing paintings, sculptures, ceramics and more (June 26 – September 22). The 28th annual Woods Hole Film Festival (July 27 – August 3), screens independent films from across the country

Just an hour drive away, guests can jump in the car and head up to the Berkshire Hills to listen to music and enjoy nature at Tanglewood. Here, performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as many other well-known names in classical music, rock, folk, pop and more will appear on stage throughout the summer. Mandarin Oriental’s concierge team is available to assist in securing tickets to select performances.

Mandarin Oriental, New York

Park & Stay in New York City. Priced at $1,223 per night; this package includes complimentary parking, $100 credit towards spa or dining, American breakfast for two guests at Asiate or in-room dining and a special New York City-themed welcome amenity.

Before diving into New York’s nightlife, guests can visit the spa concierge for a tailored treatment and then kick off the night at The Office NYC or The Aviary NYC for Instagram-worthy cocktails. In New York, summer events include the annual, "Instagrammable" Pinknic on Randall’s Island (July 19 – 20), the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn (August 24 – 25) or the U.S. Open (August 26 – September 8). For fans of both the city and beach, guests can continue their journey with a drive out to the Hamptons.  

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.

Drive In & Stay Late with this year-round package. Priced at $295 per night, guests receive complimentary valet parking and a guaranteed late checkout at 2 p.m.

Once checked in, swim in the 50-foot indoor heated swimming pool and refuel with a bite at the Asian-inspire Muze before hitting the historical sites of downtown D.C.

In addition to touring the city’s most treasured national monuments, guests can choose to coordinate their travels with some of the upcoming events taking place right in the country’s capital. The Universoul Circus returns to D.C. this summer with circus acts from around the world (June 22 – July 23). Citi Open, one of D.C.’s longest-standing sports traditions, will feature some of the biggest names in golf (July 27 – August 4). Other local events, such as the Truckeroo food truck roundup and the 17th Street Festival, bring together over 100 vendors of food and drink offerings, over 50 artists, live music performances and more.

Photo: Mandarin Oriental Boston 

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Wymara Resort & Villas Announces Summer Specials
Through September 6, 2019 | Wymara Resort & Villas

Wymara Resort & Villas has announced several summer savings and specials. Here’s what’s on tap:

Summer Offer

Guests can save 20 to 40 percent on select dates now through December 18, 2019, which represents a minimum savings of $900 per night. Note: Villas range from $4,500 to $5,500 per night and are subject to a 12 percent government tax, 10 percent service charge and 5 percent facility fee, or a minimum of an additional $1,215 per night. 

Summer Enhancements

The Rosé Your Summer enhancement includes:

  • Welcome bottle of Rosé
  • Daily breakfast at Stelle Restaurant
  • One day use of pool bed-cabana with one pitcher of Aperol spritz for two
  • Reserved bed at Pink Bar for the sunset hour with one cocktail of choice (One per person)
  • One 50-minute Provo Signature Massage with Eminence rose oil. (One massage per person)
  • Rosé sorbet served at Zest or Pink Bar (One per person per visit)
  • Special farewell turndown

Rosé Your Summer ($525) is available through September 6, 2019 and is based on double occupancy.

The Summer Reset enhancement includes: 

  • Welcome fruit amenity
  • Daily breakfast at Stelle Restaurant
  • Two Spa Fitness classes during the stay at the open-air yoga pavilion (two per person)
  • Unlimited use of the fitness center
  • One hydrating calm wrap at the spa (one per person)
  • A two-course healthy lunch at Zest (one per person)

Summer Reset ($525) is available through September 6, 2019 and is based on double occupancy.

The Discover Turks & Caicos enhancement includes:

  • Daily breakfast at Stelle Restaurant
  • Morning half-day snorkel trip for two with a light lunch
  • Two drinks at Pink Bar (one per person)
  • Three-course dinner for two with a bottle of wine

Discover Turks & Caicos ($428) is available through December 18, 2019 and is based on double occupancy.

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Hangaroa Offering Private Guides for Guests Who Book Suites
Through March 2020 | Hangaroa Eco-Village + Spa

There is a new program offered at Hangaroa Eco-Village + Spa.

Now through March 2020, Hangaroa Eco-Hotel + Spa on Easter Island is rewarding guests who book suites. If guests book a suite as part of the full-board “Experience” program, Hangaroa will provide the guests with their own dedicated private guide to explore the island situated in the middle of the South Pacific.

The Experience Program includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, an open bar, transfers to and from Mataveri International Airport, daily excursions, a welcome drink and flower necklace, a minibar, daily sunset cocktails, a gym, a pool and Wi-Fi access. There is a National Park Entrance Fee.

About the suites: The King Suite has double-height ceilings, a spacious living room with a sofa bed and Pacific Ocean views from a private terrace. The eco-Luxury property is designed to blend into the natural surroundings, utilizing natural light and sustainable materials. To note, the sinks were crafted using Llaima Volcanic stone, the tubs are made from artisanal clay from Pichilemu and even a shaman blessed all the rooms using lattice made from sticks from the rivers.

Photo by Hangaroa Eco-Village + Spa

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Marriott Bonvoy Launches “Endless Earning” Promotion
Earning period: July 2 through September 16, 2019 | Marriott International

Marriott International’s travel program, Marriott Bonvoy, is launching its second global promotion of 2019, “Endless Earning.” By registering for the promotion, members will be rewarded with 1,500 bonus points on stays of two nights or more across all 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy properties from leading hotel brands located in 131 countries and territories. Registered members will earn on eligible stays between July 2 and September 16, 2019. Points can be redeemed for free nights, flights, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and more.

Earning 

  • Registration Period: June 18 – September 2, 2019; Earning Period: July 2 – September 16, 2019
  • By registering for the promotion, Marriott Bonvoy members will earn 1,500 bonus points on stays of two nights or more during the promotion earning period, at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties
  • There are no limits to how much members can earn with Endless Earning; however, only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stay
  • Homes & Villas by Marriott International, ExecuStay, Marriott Executive Apartments and Marriott Vacation Club owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for bonus points, and nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for bonus points
  • Members who elect to earn miles instead of points are not eligible for this promotion

See the Official Terms & Regulations for more details at marriottbonvoy.com/endlessearning

Marriott Bonvoy Tours & Activities and Marriott Bonvoy Moments, the company’s ever-expanding travel experiences marketplace, offers more than 120,000 experiences in 1,000 destinations from attraction tickets and tours for purchase with credit cards by all guests, to over 8,000 experiences only available to members using points. In 2018, nearly 35,000 experiences were booked by more than 25,000 unique travelers. Of those, 8,640 member-exclusive Moments were experienced by members who redeemed more than 780 million points to pursue their passions for all thing’s sports, music, entertainment, food and more.

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Seabourn Unveils Summer Opportunity Sales Event
Seabourn

Seabourn has unveiled its Summer Opportunity Sales Event with savings and value-added amenities available on select 2019-2020 voyages scheduled on every ship across Seabourn’s award-winning fleet.

The Summer Opportunity Sales Event is now underway, with benefits on select voyages sailing all over the globe. Travelers must choose their sailing by Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Value-added benefits may include:

  • Veranda for Ocean View Suite Upgrades
  • Up to Three Category Veranda Suite Upgrades
  • Up to $500 Shipboard Credit per Suite
  • Up to $750/$900 Canadian Air Credit per person
  • 300-minute Internet Package per person
  • Up to 15 percent savings on Combination Cruises
  • Book a Penthouse or Premium Suite and receive $1,000 Shipboard Credit per Suite and an Unlimited Internet Package per Suite.

Terms and conditions apply. Offer is valid on select 2019 and 2020 sailings. 

Seabourn Venture // Photo courtesy of Seabourn 

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Etihad Airways Extends Its Two-Night Abu Dhabi Getaway Program
Through 2019 | Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced it is extending its free Abu Dhabi stopover campaign to the end of the year due to the popularity of the special offer in its opening month. Travelers flying through the capital of the UAE with the airline are invited to have a free two-night hotel stay to break up their journey and explore the city’s attractions.

Etihad Airways says the destination offers visitors the chance to explore cultural highlights, impressive architecture, world-class theme parks as well as striking beaches and desert landscapes. The city is ideal to solo travelers and couples in search of travel experiences as well as families looking to create memories with their children.

Etihad is offering two free nights of hotel accommodation in Abu Dhabi for all guests booking flights to and from all Etihad destinations via Abu Dhabi. Guests can choose from a range of hotels located across the city including the five-star Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi and Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, as well as the Pearl Rotana, Courtyard by Marriott WTC, Crowne Plaza and Radisson Blu.

The free Abu Dhabi stopover promotion is available for bookings made by December 1 for travel until December 31, 2019.

Louvre Abu Dhabi // Photo courtesy of Etihad Airways 

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W Hotels Launches "Now Boarding" Initiative
Throughout 2019 | W Hotels

W Hotels is offering surfers the chance to avoid boardbag travel fees with the launch of “Now Boarding.”

Travelers who book a room at select surfside W destinations will have the cost of flying their board with them reimbursed via an amenity credit. Tapping into the travel itineraries of the more than 23 million surfers worldwide, the program will kick off at the newly opened W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal, where guests can book the package. W Hotels will launch the program with four more oceanfront destinations throughout 2019, including W Bali – Seminyak, W Barcelona, W Punta de Mita and W Goa.

The “Now Boarding” initiative was born from in-depth research on the surf industry in line with agency collaborator, Pen & Public. The commissioned research project confirmed key facts that have encouraged the brand to engage with surfers across the globe at W destinations.

The amenity credit for the inaugural wave of “Now Boarding” will be $300 at W Costa Rica. The other retreats will offer a $150 amenity credit when they roll out later this year. 

Photo: W Barcelona

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Avalon Waterways Unveils "You Snooze, You Don't Cruise" Promo
Now through August 27, 2019 | Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways is kickstarting the cruise-selling season for travel advisors with its biggest savings of the year on 2020 itineraries. The company’s “You Snooze, You Don’t Cruise” sales event offers advisors the opportunity to reach out to their clients with free air, plus savings of up to $500 per couple on select 2020 Europe Sailings or savings up to $2,000 per couple on the company’s 2020 Mekong and Ganges departures.

As part of this sales event, Avalon Waterways is also offering advisors extra booking incentives. When they share this sale with clients, travel advisors will be rewarded with robust commissions, as well as chances to win a complimentary Avalon cruise for two. Avalon Waterways will pick a cruise giveaway winner each month through August. Chances to win are based on three criteria: "Sell, Share and Send."  

Sell: Travel Advisors who secure bookings between now and August 27, 2019 will receive two entries to win per booking.  

Share: Those who share complimentary images, videos and messages from the Travel Agent Portal (via social media) will also get an entry.  

Send: Advisors who use Avalon’s free email template – or create their own email – and send it to clients will receive yet another chance to win the monthly giveaway. 

The more advisors "Sell, Share and Send," the more chances they have to win. Travel Advisors who win can choose from Avalon’s list of Europe or Mekong 2019 and 2020 itineraries. 

For details, travel advisors can visit www.globusfamilypartner.com/avalonviews.

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The Breakers Palm Beach Adds New Complimentary Daily Benefits
Available May 1 - September 30, 2019 | The Breakers Palm Beach

The Breakers Palm Beach is offering new complimentary daily benefits, available May 1 - September 30, 2019 (including Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day) with rates starting at $360 per room per night, which is almost a 50 percent savings compared to winter. The deal also includes savings on several amenities and a sixth night free.

Complimentary Daily Benefits Include:

  • Full American breakfast buffet at The Circle or The Beach Club Restaurant
  • Meals for children ages 12 and under
  • Special savings on Camp Breakers (available for kids ages three to 12), daytime bungalow rentals, select spa services, tennis instruction, golf, shopping, dining and more
  • Unlimited access to Ocean Fitness center, group fitness classes and tennis court times
  • High-speed Wi-Fi throughout property
  • No resort fees’

Situated in the heart of the island of Palm Beach, The Breakers is located only 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport and just over 60 minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The resort is continuously upgraded yearly, with $30 million spent each year by its family ownership. A few of the hotel’s latest enhancements include the full-scale renovation of the Ocean Course, and signature services and amenities at The Spa.

Photo courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach

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Banyan Tree Samui Offers 25th Anniversary Discount
Available through December 19, 2019 | Banyan Tree Holdings

Twenty-five years after Banyan Tree Holdings first took root in the tropical soils of Southeast Asia, Banyan Tree Samui is leveraging the anniversary as an opportunity to offer 25 percent discounts on all accommodation, food and beverage, spa facilities and on-site shopping.

The promotion, requiring guests to stay a minimum of two nights, came underway on March 29 and runs through December 19, 2019.

Banyan Tree Samui has 88 villas, each with a private infinity pool, at a luxurious property that is nestled into a cascading lush hillside on the island of Koh Samui, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.

Banyan Tree received its first guest in the flagship Banyan Tree in 1994. The resort was built on an abandoned tin mine which was later found to be too toxic to support vegetation or development. The Singaporean owners embarked on a regeneration program, reintroducing indigenous plants and planting 7,000 trees, and transformed the site into a lush property. 

Banyan Tree today has 39 resorts, hotels and spas across Asia, America, Africa and the Middle East.

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Seabourn Offers Special Pricing On Several 2019 & 2020 Sailings
Seabourn

For two weeks only, Seabourn is offering a package of savings and amenities on select 2019 and 2020 voyages across the world aboard its fleet.

Seabourn’s Two Week Sale kicks off Monday, March 25 and runs through April 8, and offers benefits on select sailings for travelers to experience the world on a Seabourn voyage. Travelers who book during the Two-Week Sale may:

  • Receive complimentary veranda suite category upgrades
  • Reserve a penthouse or premium suite and receive a $1,000 per suite shipboard credit
  • Book a Combination Cruise and receive up to 15 percent savings
  • Receive a special deposit offer of $500 per suite
  • Solo travelers will find single supplements starting at only 25 percent above the standard double occupancy fares on select voyages

Seabourn’s Two Week Sale applies to select cruises in destinations around the world. A complete listing of the voyages, savings and amenities can be viewed on Seabourn’s website.

Additional offerings and programs include partnerships with a select group of companies and individuals, such as An Evening with Tim Rice, the new evening entertainment experience created exclusively for the line in association with Belinda King Creative Productions; Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, offering guests a holistic spa and wellness experience that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being; and The Grill by Thomas Keller, a culinary concept reminiscent of the classic American restaurant from the 50s and 60s.

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

Photo by Seabourn 

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Iconic Santorini Offers Early Booking Discounts
Early booking is available until April 28 2019 for travel anytime during the year. | Iconic Santorini

Iconic Santorini is offering early booking discounts for a limited time only.

Iconic Santorini is a cave hotel perched 1,000 feet above the sapphire waters of the caldera in the village of Imerovigli. The 19 residences are close to all the sights, but detached from the crowds of nearby Fira and Oia.

Early booking discounts are available from 20 percent to 40 percent off the full range of accommodations. Special pricing is also available on the Iconic, Cliff and Cave Suites, each with a full range of amenities including personal plunge pools.

Iconic Santorini welcomes couples and families with children ages 14 and older. Guests can experience relaxing with a good book, swimming in the infinity pool, taking in a massage and dining in the Pergola restaurant while overlooking the Aegean.

To utilize this offer, contact [email protected] or visit www.iconicsantorini.com. This offer is based on limited availability.

Iconic Santorini is managed by Precise Hospitality Management and is a member of the Mantis Collection of five-star Hotels, Eco-escapes & Lifestyle Resorts.

Early booking is available until April 28 2019 for travel anytime during the year.

Photo courtesy of Iconic Santorini

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Uniworld Offers Free Air on Over 65 Departure Dates
Through February 28 | Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will give free airfare to guests who book select cruises from now through the end of February. The deal applies to more than 65 departure dates on six itineraries, including:

  • Castles Along the Rhine – This eight-day cruise sails between Amsterdam and Basel. Stops include Cologne, Koblenz, Boppard, Rüdesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg and more.
  • Portugal, Spain & the Douro – Offered as an eight-day sailing roundtrip from Porto and as an 11-day trip beginning in Lisbon and ending in Porto, this itinerary offers travelers a chance to sail through Spain and Portugal’s Douro River Valley.
  • Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River – Travelers looking to explore the Douro River can also choose this 13-day cruise between Madrid and Lisbon. Along the way, guests see Toledo, Salamanca, Castelo Rodrigo, Lamego, Porto and more.
  • Alluring Amsterdam and Vienna – An even longer sailing, this 15-day trip travels between Amsterdam and Vienna with stops at Dürnstein, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Volkach, Würzburg, Rüdesheim and Cologne.
  • Gems of Northern Italy – Lasting 10 days, the Gems of Northern Italy runs from Milan to Venice.
  • Magnificent Moselle and Rhine – Another 10-day trip, this itinerary sails between Cologne and Frankfurt, stopping at destinations throughout Germany and Luxembourg.

All itineraries include onboard accommodations, food and beverage, daily guided excursions, gratuities and airport transfers. The deal is only combinable with River Heritage Club savings, agency discounts and member benefits. The offer began February 12 and will be available through February 28.

For more information, visit Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s website.

Queen Isabel

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Crystal Cruises Offers "Book Now" Savings Until February 28
Crystal Cruises

Luxury travelers have limited time remaining to save thousands of dollars on global voyages aboard the award-winning ships of Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises and Crystal Yacht Cruises. Through the booking deadline of February 28, 2019, Crystal’s Book Now Savings offer cruise fare savings up to $2,000 per suite on select Ocean voyages; $1,500 per suite on select River voyages; and $4,100 per suite on select Yacht voyages.

With dozens of applicable sailings, guests can experience added value with the all-inclusive Crystal Experience on the vacation they choose. The recently redesigned Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity offer itineraries that span the globe, from Australia, Asia and Alaska to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Crystal River Cruises’ fleet of five ships sail the rivers of Europe on journeys through Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and more. Crystal Esprit offers boutique yachting escapes for active travelers, including spring sailings in the West Indies and summer and beyond in the Adriatic, Arabian Peninsula and the Seychelles. 

Crystal’s Book Now Savings program is designed to reward travelers who book early with the very best possible fares for the sailings of their choice. Following the February 28 “Book Now” deadline, fares for 75 voyages will increase.

Photo by Crystal Cruises

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La Compagnie Offers One-Day-Only Valentine’s Day Deal
Available only on February 14 | La Compagnie

La Compagnie, the exclusively business-class boutique airline with routes between New York and Paris and Nice, is inviting couples to discover the City of Lights in 2019.  

Available to book for one day only—Thursday, February 14—La Compagnie’s limited-time duo fares to Paris or Nice includes $2,500 round-trip airfare for two for travel now through 2019.

Couples can enjoy a trip to Paris on La Compagnie’s new Airbus A321neo (due for arrival in Q2 2019) or a summer adventure to Nice (launching May 2019). To take advantage of La Compagnie’s “Valentine’s Day” promotion, please visit LaCompagnie.com, call La Compagnie’s call center at 1-800-218-6820, or contact your preferred travel advisor.

The “Valentine’s Day” promotion requires instant ticketing and is nonrefundable; travel dates are subject to availability. All taxes and carrier-imposed fees are included. La Compagnie authorizes two checked bags per passenger free of charge; baggage fees apply for any additional bags.

Launched in July 2014, La Compagnie is an exclusively business-class airline operating regularly scheduled transatlantic flights between New York (Newark International Airport) and Paris (Paris Orly Airport) and seasonal flights between New York (Newark International Airport) and Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE). La Compagnie is outfitted with 74 lie-flat seats and provides thoughtful amenities including personal tablets, Caudalie cosmetic kits and a dining experience offering fresh menu items by renowned New York and Paris based chefs. Arriving in 2019, La Compagnie will operate two brand new A321neo equipped with 76 full-flat seats and unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi. 

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The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort Unveils Two 25th Anniversary Deals
Valid for visits through December 21. | The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

Fresh off of a $46 million property-wide renovation last year, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort will celebrate its 25th year in Hawaii with two promotions. The 25th Anniversary Package will offer guests staying at least six nights 25 percent savings on prices around the resort, while the $25,000 Silver Jubilee Package will offer two visitors a luxurious weeklong stay inclusive of all sorts of benefits.

The standard 25th Anniversary package will offer guests 25 percent off nightly room/suite rates; 25 percent off green fees at Mauna Kea Golf Course and Hapuna Beach Golf Course; 25 percent off beach rentals and activities; and 15 percent off at Meridia Restaurant. The deal is valid for visits through December 21 and requires a minimum stay of six night/seven days. To reserve, guests can book online using promo code ER7 or call 808-228-9290 and ask for promotional code ER7.

The $25,000 Silver Jubilee Package provides two guests with: seven nights/eight days suite accommodations; a Jeep rental car; helicopter transportation between Kona Airport and the resort; $2,500 food credit; $250 credits each for beach activity rentals, Mandara Spa at Hapuna and Mauna Kea Resort Shopping; unlimited golf at Hapuna Golf and Mauna Kea Golf Courses at Mauna Kea Resort; a private cooking class followed by a romantic dinner for two; complimentary daily pool cabana; a one-hour photo portrait session; Moonlight Manta Snorkel; premium seating at Mauna Kea’s award-winning Lū’au; Big Island Spectacular tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters; an island snorkel cruise; and choice of one Hawai’i Island eco-tour adventure with Hawaii Forest and Trail. To reserve, guests must call 808-880-3301.

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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, Canouan 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.

Photo by somchaisom/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

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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.