The Ins & Outs of Selling Luxury Travel

FREE WEBINAR | 10.29.19 | 1PM ET | 10AM PT | 12PM CT

Recommend's Editor-in-Chief Paloma Villaverde de Rico will be joining a panel of expert travel advisors in the luxury travel industry on Tuesday, October 29th at 1PM ET to unveil the results of Recommend's Luxury Travel Trends Survey.


During this webinar, you'll learn:
Which destinations luxury clients are traveling to
What luxury experiences clients are looking for
Which cruise lines luxury clients are booking most
What the unique expectations are for a luxury client and how to best handle
Don't miss this inside scoop! Can't make it? Sign-up and we'll send you a copy of the recording.

Bonus: One attendee will win a $100 gift card. All attendees will earn one CEU credit from The Travel Institute.

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Bicycling Vacations Webinar

Learn More, Earn More with VBT Bicycling Vacations and Country Walkers

Part of the Xanterra Travel Collection

LIVE WEBINAR | October 6, 2019 at 2:00pm Eastern

Join Travel Weekly and the Xanterra Travel Collection and learn about the World of Unforgettable Experiences that the Xanterra Travel Collection has to offer for your clients, and all the ways to earn your commission.

Agents will hear about VBT Bicycling Vacation and Country Walkers – 2 distinct brands
with a commitment to be the best active vacation experiences in the business.

  • Country Walkers: Our 3 walking tours styles allow your clients to Experience
    Like never before.
  • Biking with VBT: Earn more than before with our Guided Biking, Guided Bike and Boat and NEW Self-Guided Bicycling available for your clients to
  • New destinations for 2020, what’s hot for your clients next adventure?
  • Take off with our inclusive International Air Packages
  • New online booking makes it even easier to work with our brands
  • Q&A with our National Accounts Manager, Glenn Letch

One lucky live attendee will win a 3-Day, 2-Night package for the Grand Canyon
Railway & Hotel for Two People

  • Roundtrip first-class train travel for two to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Two-night stay at the AAA Three Diamond Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel in
    Williams, AZ
  • Two breakfasts, two dinners per person
  • Live entertainment from the Cataract Creek Gang, Cowboys & Musicians


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Become a Budapest Travel Agent Specialist

Become a Budapest Travel Agent Specialist.

Become a Budapest Travel Agent Specialist

Budapest is a truly authentic and historic European capital, but it also has an innovative, pulsating personality, making it a versatile and cosmopolitan city. Learn how to sell Budapest, Become a Budapest Travel Agent Specialist.

The beautiful built and natural environment, the grandiose architecture, the historical thermal spas, the diverse and vibrant gastronomy, a blossoming fashion and design scene, and the immensely rich cultural life, define Budapest’s sparkling and original character.

The city’s liberating atmosphere continually stimulates your senses. Budapest’s spice derives from its vitality and cultural effervescence, and we Hungarians use the city in a creative way. Come with us and indulge in the spice that is Budapest.

Find treasures in the Grand Budapest Area
Budapest is also an excellent starting point for excursions further afield. Hungary has excellent infrastructure centered on Budapest, there is so much else to see with just an hour of travel.

You can embark on a short leisurely trip to several beautiful destinations, all within reasonable distance from the city.

Travel along the Danube, central Europe’s longest river and an integral part of not only of the Budapest landscape, but also the history of the country's travel and commerce.

Enjoy the comfort of organized trips that will introduce you to the region surrounding the Hungarian capital and familiarize yourself with the area.

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Insider tips and New Announcements from Holland America

Find out why Cruise Critic named Holland America Line as the #1 Top Cruise Line in Alaska for 2019.

Learn insider tips on how to increase your commission by maximizing current promotions, adding even more value for your clients.

Get the scoop on new announcements and taking advantage of travel advisor appreciation fares, FAM’s, ship inspections, and marketing tools & resources to help grow your premium cruise business.

PLUS, Holland America Line will be giving away prizes. You don't want to miss this webinar - sign up today!

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AmaAcademy is Now Live!

AmaAcademy is Now Live!

As part of our continued commitment to supporting you in growing your business, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of AmaAcademy, our new travel advisor training program! Within AmaAcademy, you’ll find an updated course to help further educate you on our unparalleled river cruise experience – and we’ll create additional courses in the coming months to enhance your expertise.

All advisors who are not graduates of our previous program, Travel Agent University, must complete our first course to earn reduced FAM rates of $690 for travel advisors and $890 for companions. However, if you have already graduated, we’d like to honor your commitment by extending this reward to AmaAcademy.

Whether you graduated from the Travel Agent University or not, we still strongly encourage you to complete our new course to ensure you have the most updated information on AmaWaterways for your clients. Plus, if you make a booking with a deposit within 90 days of completion, you’ll earn a $50 digital Mastercard reward!

Limited-Time Offers
Earning your reward has never been easier with our attractive limited time offers. We would love to welcome your clients on board and are thrilled to extend savings for select 2019 and 2020 sailings.

Book your clients’ next river cruise by calling 1.888.626.0996 or visit the Travel Advisor Portal at today

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Become a Travel Agent Luxury Cruise Specialist

Become a Travel Agent Luxury Cruise Specialist. Whether your clients dream of a luxurious voyage with lavish surroundings or a thrilling expedition to the most remote places on the planet, learn how you can offer them the perfect travel experience.

Learn how to become a travel agent and sell luxury. Become a destination expert. Sign up for courses on 'Silversea Cruises', 'Silversea Expedition Cruises' and more to increase your knowledge of our products and services.

Build your knowledge and grow your business with Silversea.

Become a Travel Agent Silversea Specialist  –
There are three comprehensive training programs designed to help travel Agents effectively cultivate new clients and feel confident in selling Silversea’s luxury small-ship products.

These courses including Silversea Cruises, Silversea Expedition Cruises, and Why a Luxury Cruise is the Best Way to Travel to The Galápagos will take you through an overview of Silversea’s nine intimate ships.

You’ll also learn about Silversea’s all-inclusive onboard experience, off-the-beaten-path destinations and shore programs, and tips to help you gain new clientele and close the sale.

So, Become a Travel Agent Luxury Cruise Specialist and start earning much higher commissions.

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How to become a travel agent

The Best Time to Become a Travel Agent Was 20 Years Ago.

The Next Best Time to Become a Travel Agent Is Now!

Becoming a Travel Agent Just Got Easy, with AARC online Travel School.

Investment of your time in gaining knowledge pays the best dividends.

Best Paying Travel Agent Niches are:

1. Europe River Cruise Group Specialist, Commissions $10,000 to $50,000 per group.

2. Cruise Group Specialist, Commissions from $1,000 to $30,000 per group.

3. Luxury Specialist, Commissions from $5,000 to $25,000 per booking.

4. Faith-Based Specialist, Commission from $1,000. to $15,000. per group

5. Destination Wedding Specialist, Commissions from $1,000 to $10,000 per booking.

6. Caribbean Honeymoon Specialist, Commissions from $500 to $1,000 per booking.

7. Caribbean or cruise Specialist, Commissions from $200 to $500 per booking

Note 1: Most luxury clients book direct because they can't find an agent that knows about Luxury Resorts, Hotels and Private jets.

Note 2: 97% of searches are now for Local Travel Agent Specialist.

Want more information on becoming a travel agent?

1. Call 800 516-7891 Ext 1 for a prerecorded explanation of how our travel program works and the benefits you will receive by joining us.

2. Visit our website for more information.

3. Call 800-619-8646 and we will answer any questions you may have.

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Become a Travel Agent SilverSea Specialist


Become a Travel Agent SilverSea Specialist

Whether your clients dream of a luxurious voyage with lavish surroundings or a thrilling expedition to the most remote places on the planet, learn how you can offer them the perfect travel experience. By Becoming a Travel Agent Silver Seas Specialist.

Learn how to sell luxury. Become a travel agent destination expert. Sign up for courses on 'Silversea Cruises', 'Silversea Expedition Cruises' and more to increase your knowledge of our products and services.

Build your knowledge and grow your business with Silversea.



Learn How to Become a Successful Travel Agent
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Become a Travel Agent Saint Lucia Expert.

By becoming a travel agent Saint Lucia Expert, you will begin reaping the sales rewards and benefits offered exclusively to Saint Lucia graduates!

Find all the information you need to provide your clients with a simply beautiful vacation in this Caribbean island destination. The Saint Lucia Travel Agent Expert (SLEx) Program will show you why the island has become known as the premier romance destination.

The Saint Lucia rewards program includes the following benefits:
Participation in the Saint Lucia Travel Agent Expert (SLEx) Program by the Saint Lucia

Tourism Authority, offering:
A 3 tier achievement program - the more you book, the more you earn!
Discounted FAMs & agent rates with Saint Lucia Agent Months (SLAM)
SLEx newsletter templates, customizable flyers and the Saint Lucia logo for use on business cards and website.

Invitation to attend The Piton Awards, SLTA’s premier event recognizing travel agents
3 continuing education credits from The Travel Institute
Personalized certificate
Printable education pack

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Become a Travel Agent Kenya Specialist

Kenya Travel Agent Specialist Program

Get the in-depth knowledge you need to become an undisputed
Become a Travel Agent Kenya Specialist and sell your clients the trip of a life time.

Adventure Experiences

Learn about all the experiences available that are ideal for your adventurous clients. With excellent walking, trekking, and climbing inland, and incredible snorkeling, diving, and boating along the coast, Kenya is the ideal climate for tons of activity.


Find out why Kenya is the original home of the safari and how exploring their national parks and game reserves nearly guarantees that visitors will see the Big Five as well as huge herds of plains animals and thousands of vibrantly colored birds.

Beyond the Wilderness

Show your clients that Kenya is more than just a safari. Explore the country's coast, where activities such as surfing, scuba diving and skydiving abound. It’s also the place to discover unique historical sites, and sit down for a culinary feast.

Become KATS certified
We look forward to welcoming your clients to Magical Kenya.

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Rush My Passport

Travelers can now avoid the standard to six to eight week waiting time through the FedEx and RushMyPassport partnership.

FedEx Can Now Get You a Passport in as Little as 24 Hours FedEx and RushMyPassport have teamed up to offer travelers expedited U.S. passport services nationwide. Read More




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Webinar Groups by Funjet











It’s no secret. Funjet Vacations has been booking group vacations for more than 45 years and have some of the best resort relationships in the industry. So, what does that mean for you? We've got all the connections you need to make paradise happen for destination weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, family, reunions, corporate retreats and more.

We'll help you with any group, any time-and always have the most efficient, creative solutions. In case you need a reminder of what sets us apart, join us to learn a few of the reasons you'll love booking Groups with AMResorts, Hard Rock Hotels, RIU Hotels & Resorts and Funjet Vacations.

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List of Upcoming Free Webinars for Travel Agents

Here's a list of upcoming free webinars from Recommend!

Every participant will earn 1 CEU credit from The Travel Institute for each live webinar attended plus a chance to win other great prizes.

Can't make the live event? Sign-up anyway and we'll send you a link to the recording. Register today!


Tips on Selling Wellness Travel
Thursday, July 25th @1PM ET | 10AM PT | 12PM CT
We've put together a free webinar featuring experts on wellness travel who can provide you with all the necessary tools on selling this booming market segment. One attendee will win a $100 gift card. Click here to register.

Discover Bahia Principe & How to Sell it!
Tuesday, September 17th @ 1PM ET | 10AM PT | 12PM CT
Henry Perez, Director of Sales & Marketing for Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, will help travel advisors discover incredible all-inclusive properties in the Caribbean. You'll learn about Bahia Principe's three segmented experiences, their mega sale, resort updates, and their rewards program.

One attendee will win a voucher for a 3-night all-inclusive stay for two in a junior suite at the Grand Bahia Principe Aquamarine (adults only resort). Click here to register.

The Ins & Outs of Selling Luxury Travel
Tuesday, October 29th @ 1PM ET | 10AM PT | 12PM CT
Join us October 29th at 1PM ET for exclusive tips on selling luxury travel. This webinar will be based on the results of the Luxury Travel Trends Survey, and will feature travel advisors who specialize in this market segment. One attendee will win a $100 gift card. Click here to register.

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