Selling Rail Vacation Packages

Join Vacations By Rail Selling Packaged Rail Vacations & How to be Profitable Doing It webinar and learn how to easily sell rail vacations worldwide with Vacations By Rail, the leader and trusted authority on rail vacations.

Whether your clients are interested in Canada, the United States or journeys farther from home, this special Vacations By Rail webinar takes you from North America’s national parks to Canada’s top destinations and spectacular destinations across Europe and Beyond, each featuring an iconic rail adventure. From scenic heritage railway excursions and classic overnight rail experiences to luxury rail journeys, the variety of itineraries and experiences showcasing the World’s top trains are unmatched.

Learn the ins and outs of rail vacations and why it is advantageous for you to enter this untapped market. This webinar will give you the knowledge and tools to make selling rail vacations a profitable part of your business mix.

Thursday, November 6, 2018
9am Pacific · 10am Mountain · 11am Central · 12pm Eastern

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Free Travel Leads

NEW...
More Free Travel Leads for AARC Agents
With Social Share...

WHAT IS SOCIAL SHARE?
Social Share gives our AARC Travel Agents the ability to share promotions and content on their own social media channels with a few simple clicks. We’ve already selected the images and copy for you – all you need to do is SHARE! You can access Social Share through the Promotion Search Tool within Agent Universe.

 

WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA STUDIO?
A one-stop shop for social media resources provided by our associates and suppliers! Social Studio offers the tools to help you create successful campaigns to extend your social reach and generate leads.

How do I Access to Social Media Studio?
• Go to www.agentuniverse.com
• Click on “Marketing” then click on “Social Media” Navigating Social Media Studio:
• Monthly Content Calendar:

We will share our Social Media Content Calendar at the beginning of each month. This will give you an overview of what’s coming so you can incorporate upcoming promotions,
#TravelTuesday,
#WeddingWednesday,
#SundayFunday

• Live list of campaigns each month with vacation codes included
• Upcoming Twitter Chats and the Basics of Twitter Chats
• How to use Social Share
• Social Media tools
• Agent Toolkit: Includes social media and pre-approved copy, radio scripts, email headers & footers, flier slicks, imagery, and more
• Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Toolkit
• Destination Connection: Search asset libraries to find images, video and more
• Supplier Partner resources

For more info and social media resources, please visit the Social Studio: http://www.agentuniverse.com/marketing/social-media

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Jamaica has a Sexual Assault Problem

Last year, Jamaica was ranked the third most dangerous country for female travelers by Trip by Skyscanner, a California-based travel research company that reviews destinations worldwide. Egypt and Morocco topped the list.

All travel agents must inform any female clients of this problem before they book a female client to Jamaica.

The U.S. State Department has repeatedly warned tourists about Jamaica. This island paradise has a pervasive sexual assault problem, an estimated one American is raped each month. "Sexual assaults against American guests by hotel employees at resort hotels on the north coast have again risen," the State Department wrote in a 2018 report.

Over the last seven years, 78 U.S. citizens have been raped in Jamaica according to State Department statistics from 2011-17. The victims include: A mentally handicapped woman in her 20s; an Indiana mother gang-raped by three Cuban soccer players in a resort bathroom stall; a 20-year-old woman raped by two men in her hotel; two Detroit mothers raped at gunpoint in their room.

A teenager and her 21-year-old friend, gang-raped in a dark laundry room at a Jamaican Sandals resort, pinned to the floor by a hotel lifeguard, the teenage girl lay paralyzed with fear as the man bit her lip and raped her, violently robbing her virginity. When her mother found her after the assault, trembling and holding herself in a hallway, the 17-year-old couldn't speak. She could only point to a metal door. Behind the door, her friend was being gang-raped by three Sandals resort lifeguards.

Perhaps most alarming for tourists is that sexual assaults are occurring inside gated resorts — the place they are led to believe that they are most safe. For example, this year, the Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club, where the lifeguard assaults occurred, was given the Travelers Choice Award by TripAdvisor; it's the travel group's highest recognition given to the top 1 percent of hotels.

According to U.S. Embassy reports, 12 Americans were raped in Jamaica last year, half of them inside resorts by hotel employees. The U.S. government suspects this number is much, much higher as sexual assaults are often underreported, and the embassy figures don't include victims from other countries.

"There's no justice in Jamaica," "The resort industry knows it. The law enforcement people know it. The rapist is set free on bail and are never called back for trial.  The U.S. State Department has questioned Jamaica's ability to do anything about the problem, noting its police force is considered "underpaid, poorly trained and understaffed."

There are no legal remedies once the victims return to the United States except for suing the travel agent for not informing the client of how dangerous Jamaica is for female clients. "Part of the responsibility of a travel agent is providing information to help clients so, they can make informed decisions about traveling abroad."

The resorts are only responsible for firing the rapist employees. 50% of the victims were attacked in resorts at the hands of its employees. Suing a resort in Jamaica is a waist of time and money.

If a U.S. citizen has been a victim of sexual assault overseas, the State Department urges them to contact the Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 or the closest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Additionally, travel agents should encourage clients traveling overseas to enroll their travel plans in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP.state.gov) so they can receive important messages about their destinations, including alerts and updates to travel

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Become a Travel Agent Bhutan Specialist

Webinar Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12pm Pacific · 1pm Mountain · 2pm Central · 3pm Eastern

Experience the mystical magic of the ‘Happiest Country on Earth’ with Drukair Royal Bhutan Airlines & Drukair Holidays.

Hidden in the Eastern Himalayas, between India and China, lies a holy land of mountains, monasteries, and magic! The last great Himalayan kingdom, where the traditional Buddhist culture is carefully preserved as it is – Bhutan! A divine land of peace and harmony. A place, where everyone is happy, satisfied and warm to travelers.

Bhutan is a truly amazing place with spectacular Himalayan scenery, colorful festivals, historic monasteries, and a population that is more concerned with Gross Domestic Happiness than Gross Domestic Product. The four main pillars of Gross National Happiness include equitable and equal socio-economic development, preservation and promotion of cultural and spiritual heritage, conservation of environment, and consistent good governance. Gross National Happiness as a development paradigm has made it possible for Bhutan to meet the needs of even its most isolated villagers, reducing the gap between the rich and the poor, while promoting sustainable growth.

Bhutan is a unique place to visit, and tourism is the government’s highest priority. Every visitor – whether alone or in a group – must make all their travel arrangements with a tour operator and also air transportation. These services are provided by the National Airline, Drukair Bhutan Royal Airlines and of course Drukair Holidays may also provide you the tour package.

Plus all Travel Professionals attending this webinar
will receive complimentary materials to use in their social media marketing. Every webinar you attend will earn new materials during this promotion!

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Become Travel Agent Pan Pacific Specialist

With hotels, resorts and serviced suites across Asia, Oceania and North America, Pan Pacific provides a safe harbor in an ever-changing world. Places with less to worry about because, when you stay with us, rest assured that all will be taken care of. For this is where you will find your balance.

Embark on a stimulating voyage by becoming a Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts Specialist and indulge in rewarding incentives.

Course highlights: The Pan Pacific experience, benefits for business and leisure travelers, our locations and properties, as well as our guest loyalty programme.

Register now and stand a chance to win a five-night stay at Pan Pacific Singapore, with a cash prize of $1,000.

 

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Become a Travel Agent Silversea Specialist

 

Silversea Cruises’ Specialist Rewards program is designed to give you all the selling tools you will need in your arsenal to be an expert on Silversea’s all-inclusive, ultra-luxury product. Upon graduation, you will have in-depth knowledge of Silversea’s products and services and be able to clearly explain how our cruises can meet your clients' needs and wants.

The many perks of becoming a Silversea Specialist include:

Advance notification of promotions
Exclusive webinars
Trade incentives
Personal invites to familiarization trips
Online Resources
And much more

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Give DWHSA one day - and watch your romance travel bookings grow in 2019!

Have you just begun selling destination weddings and honeymoons? Or, are you a longtime agent in this niche who's feeling you're in a rut?

Join us at the DWHSA Romance Travel Boot Camp this fall!

These one-day workshops feature more than 7 hours of intensive, interactive training that will give you the tools and knowledge you need to grow your sales, turn first-time bookers into lifelong clients, and put the back-office systems in place to manage those bookings effectively. You'll go home exhausted - but, super-energized with practical ideas you can use in your business immediately!

This fall, we'll offer boot camps in Baltimore (Sept. 25), Calgary (Oct. 11), and Atlanta (Nov. 1). Click here for complete details and the sign-up forms!

Questions? Please reach out to us at support@dwhsa.com or 615.730.9977!

 

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safaris are on the bucket list of most people

While we know a safari is on the bucket list of most people, it is also true that traveling to Africa alone can be daunting for many.

Over the years, our team at Africa Answers has partnered with savvy agents to create small group itineraries that have been wildly successful... and extremely lucrative for the agent.

And the best thing is, you don't need 30 people to make a group; in Africa the small group is the way to go!

Join your Africa Answers Coach Jeff Adam, as he as he shares things you should consider when putting together a small group and shows how to plan a memorable itinerary that your clients will remember forever.

Starbucks Prizes

Take the QUIZ at the end of the presentation and you will be in the running for our monthly Starbucks Prizes.

Register Now!

Click on a link below and register NOW, even if you aren't available and we will send you link to the recorded presentation.

Session 1 - 6am PST, 7am MST, 8am CST, 9am EST

Session 2 - 9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST

Session 3 - 12pm PST, 1pm MST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST

Looking forward to seeing you, Fri June 14.

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Silversea Cruises’ Specialist Rewards program is designed to give you all the selling tools you will need in your arsenal to be an expert on Silversea’s all-inclusive, ultra-luxury product. Upon graduation, you will have in-depth knowledge of Silversea’s products and services and be able to clearly explain how our cruises can meet your clients' needs and wants.

The many perks of becoming a Silversea Specialist include:

Advance notification of promotions
Exclusive webinars
Trade incentives
Personal invites to familiarization trips
Online Resources
And much more

 

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DWHSA Romance Travel Boot Camp

 

 

 

DWHSA Romance Travel Boot Camp.

Give DWHSA one day - and watch your romance travel bookings grow in 2019!

Have you just begun selling destination weddings and honeymoons? Or, are you a longtime agent in this niche who's feeling you're in a rut?

Join us at the

DWHSA Romance Travel Boot Camp.

Give DWHSA one day - and watch your romance travel bookings grow in 2019!

Have you just begun selling destination weddings and honeymoons? Or, are you a longtime agent in this niche who's feeling you're in a rut?

Join us at the DWHSA Romance Travel Boot Camp this fall!

These one-day workshops feature more than 7 hours of intensive, interactive training that will give you the tools and knowledge you need to grow your sales, turn first-time bookers into lifelong clients, and put the back-office systems in place to manage those bookings effectively. You'll go home exhausted - but, super-energized with practical ideas you can use in your business immediately!

This fall, we'll offer boot camps in

Baltimore (Sept. 25),
Calgary (Oct. 11), and
Atlanta (Nov. 1).

Click here for complete details and the sign-up forms!

Questions? Please reach out to us at support@dwhsa.com or 615.730.9977!

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Start Selling Spring Breaks NOW.

STSTravel.com

SIGN UP AND BOOK WITH STUDENT TRAVEL SERVICES
register with STS

AGENT BENEFITS
Link your website to the STS Online Booking Engine.
Commissions from your first booking.

Check rates, availability and book vacation packages online.
Access and print agent and client invoices for any of your reservations.

Apply payments to your reservations.

Order Customized Fliers with your agencies contact information.
Access to Online Training Manuals to educate you about STS, our destinations, and the student market.

YOUR CLIENT'S BENEFITS
We will assist you and your clients in selecting the best Spring Break destination and resorts. Are they looking to be in the middle of the party scene or a more relaxing vacation away from the craziness.
A complete schedule of parties and activities at the most popular clubs.

Competitive Prices: STS offers the best vacation value. If you find a legitimately advertised lower price for the same travel package, STS will match it!

Dedicated Travel Agent Support Staff: Customer service is a top priority at STS. Our travel agent sales staff will work closely with you and your clients to ensure the planning and reservation process goes smoothly.

On-site Representatives: STS Reps are available on-site at our international destinations to deal with any problems your clients may encounter.

Our Ethics Are #1! STS strives to conduct its business activities in a manner in accordance with the principles of the following organizations: American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), National Tour Association (NTA), National Association of Campus Activitieis (NACA), Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), and Better Business Bureau of Maryland (BBB).

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Boost Your Travel Agency Business

How to Use Facebook Groups
to Boost Your Travel Agency Business

With Facebook’s 2018 algorithm changes driving down your reach to clients and potential sales leads, Facebook Groups might be the best use of your time on the platform now. Read More

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