Recommend Barceló Hotels & Resorts and register in BPartner Club all your bookings made at any Latin American Barceló hotel before April 30, 2015. If you are one of the agents with the highest number of confirmed room nights, you will one one of three prizes: Gold prize is a 42″ flat screen TV or iMac plus 5 nights stay at Barceló Maya Beach Resort. Silver prize is 2 iPads Air Wi-fi 16GB plus 5 nights stay at Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos. Bronze prize is $1,000 in GAS gift cards.

This promotion is valid for all bookings made at any Latin American Barceló hotel and registered into BPartner Club system from October 1st, 2014 to April 30th, 2015. Applicable only for stays between the same previous dates. To qualify for one of these three awards, a minimum of confirmed RN is required:

Barceló Hotels & Resorts Partner Club, www.barcelopartnerclub.com
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Agents Eager to Sell Romantic Getaways Can Use Destination Wedding & Honyemoon Specialists Association’s New Program Tool

U.S. and Canadian travel agents looking to sell destination weddings, honeymoons, and romantic getaways will have a new tool in September to build strong romance travel businesses: the brand-new online training course developed by the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association (DWHSA).

The eight-module, 55-lesson course will debut on September 9 with content covering all aspects of romance travel – from the basic components of today’s destination wedding and honeymoon bookings and the secrets of working with key client demographics to proven techniques for marketing and promoting oneself as a romance travel specialist and resolving common issues that crop up with these clients.

The DWHSA online course will be video-based, with more than 14 hours of pre-recorded streaming video instruction split into 55 lessons. The lessons will be grouped into eight modules, with homework assignments given for each module. Agents will access the course via a password-protected site. Beyond the eight modules, the course will also include bonus materials, checklists, sample forms, and additional tutorials that will help agents in building their romance travel businesses.

This new course will be available free of charge to current DWHSA members. Non-member agents interested in taking the course may register at www.JoinDWHSA.com for $109 (that fee includes the first year’s dues to join DWHSA as an agent member). The JoinDWHSA.com site also includes a link to the full course curriculum.

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The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) launched its new travel agent specialist program, A One Love Rewards Program. The program is designed to serve as a dedicated training platform for the travel agent community to become experts on the destination.

In addition to learning about the island, travel agents will also earn valuable rewards points as they complete the curriculum and enter their bookings. Travel agents can login to the step-by-step instructional website. The JTB is offering a range of benefits to graduates including a monthly award of $300 to the top-booking Jamaica agent of 10 or more bookings, a downloadable graduate diploma from Travel Agent University, on island VIP service for A One Love Rewards Program members, a preferred agent listing on the official website, exclusive consultations with JTB Business Development Managers, VIP familiarization tours, and special rates from hotel partners.

One Love Rewards Program website: www.jamaicaoneloverewards.com
Jamaica Tourist Board: www.visitJamaica.com
 
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Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Western Sierra Madre Mountains, a stunning treasure awaits you — Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s fabulous new vacation paradise. It is a tropical wonder whose Pacific coastline stretches for almost 200 miles, and whose southern border unfolds just 10 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and whose northern border unfolds just 40 minutes west of the Tepic International Airport.

Travel agents can sign-up online to become a certified Riviera Nayarit agent. Simply visit the link below and register. Agents can watch videos and take quizzes to learn about Mexico’s hottest destination. By completing the Travel Agent Training Program, you will gather enough knowledge to better sell the destination, along with earning great rewards like unique marketing tools, access to their agent FAM trip program, dinners and cocktail invitations, an official listing on the Riviera Nayarit website and much more.

Riviera Nayarit, www.rivieranayarit.com/travel_professionals13#tab4

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Established in 1964, The Travel Institute serves as a community of knowledge and insight for all travel professionals. Through innovative education programs, professional certifications and customized learning solutions, The Institute fulfills its non-profit mission to promote a standard of industry knowledge and excellence.

The Travel Institute’s programs encompass all career stages, from entry level to executive. These programs include 16 specialist courses from Alaska to St. Lucia. Click here for details.
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