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You see life differently. While others chase what's popular, you follow your own path. Your own voice has never led you astray. You've arrived, knowing what it’s taken to get here. At Avalon, we share your unique point of view. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that’s just a bit different. Spaces are bigger. Views are more epic. Excursions are more enriching. It's a step beyond the ordinary, but knowing you, we think you'll feel at home here. Welcome aboard.
Carnival is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®", with 24 ships operating 3 to 18 day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe, Bermuda, South America, Panama Canal, and Tahiti and Fiji Islands. Carnival currently has two upcoming ships in the works: Carnival Vista, set to debut in 2016, and a second vessel scheduled to enter service in 2018.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world with a portfolio of 10 distinctive cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia), P&O Cruises (UK) and Fathom.
At CCRA, we develop the products, solutions and expertise that travel agents, airlines, hoteliers and other industry suppliers use to power their businesses. From booking platforms to innovative marketing programs, we are the global commerce network the travel industry relies on every day.
Celebrity Cruises is designed for discerning vacationers, with modern, sophisticated environments, impeccable service, enriching and inspiring onboard programs, and award-winning cuisine. The ultimate in premium cruising, Celebrity sails in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Bermuda, California, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal, South America, and year-round in the Galapagos Islands.
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest full service home-based travel agent franchise network, has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. The company has been named No.1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur magazine for the past 13 years and has been featured as one of the Top 30 Franchise Innovators in Technology by Entrepreneur. Cruise Planners has also been named best in category for the past 5 years by Franchise Business Review based on independent surveys of their franchisees. Cruise Planners leads the way with FREE lead generation, award-winning free direct mail, ongoing business development coaching, cruise and tour triggered email campaigns, automatic price watcher and cutting edge mobile technology for you and your clients.
Greater Fort Lauderdale is a combination of sea, sun, shopping, arts and entertainment, bordered by 23 miles of Blue Wave beaches and exotic Everglades ---with 33,000 hotel rooms, many located near Port Everglades.
Your travelers deserve the benefits of Hertz.
Exciting things are happening at Hertz, and your travelers will benefit.
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards®
For the sixth year in a row, Gold Plus Rewards has been voted the Best Rewards Program in the Drive category by FlyerTalk.
Members receive special perks and benefits that make travel easier and more rewarding, such as: Earning points toward free rental days, skipping the counter and going straight to their car, receiving bonus points, upgrades and more when they achieve elite status.
Introducing Hertz Ultimate Choice®
With Ultimate Choice*, your travelers can choose the vehicle that’s right for them and get on their way faster.
The car they choose is the car they drive. It’s that simple.
1) Reserve a car: Travelers book as they normally would. A confirmation email tells them if the reservation is at an Ultimate Choice location
2) Choose a car: Gold, Five Star or President’s Circle members booking Midsize cars or higher can skip the counter and go directly to the zone with their Gold Member status.
3) Proceed to the exit gate.
With a substantial global footprint covering airport and off-airport rental needs, it’s no wonder Hertz is a trusted brand among travelers everywhere they go.
Holland America Line's fleet of 14 elegant, mid-size ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-traveled ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia - as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and our extended Grand Voyages. Along with enticing destinations, we offer one-of-a-kind programs such as the Culinary Arts Center cooking demonstrations, Digital Workshop powered by Windows® and The Collections of Holland America Line - specially chosen shore excursions to further enhance our guests' appreciation and understanding of the places they visit.
The Israel Ministry of Tourism has several offices located throughout North America and is dedicated to promoting tourism to Israel by initiating marketing and PR activities, incentivizing tourism related economic activities, providing materials, resources and education, and supporting various kinds of promotions of tourism to Israel. The Israel Ministry of Tourism work with the travel trade, religious leaders, influencers and media to in ways intended to encourage both groups and individuals to discover the Land of the Bible and a country full of vastly diverse tourism experiences including but not limited to historical sites, culture, cuisine, beaches and landscape, architecture, and the arts.
GMCVB is the Official Destination Marketing Organization for Greater Miami and the Beaches. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is a private, not-for-profit sales and marketing organization. It is a private-public partnership with more than 1,000 private business members and four local governments: Miami-Dade, City of Miami Beach, City of Miami and the Village of Bal Harbour.
MSC Cruises is a Swiss-based global cruise company with deep Mediterranean roots. It is the fourth largest cruise line in the world, with a fleet of 12 cruise ships, and the fastest growing cruise line in the industry. MSC is known for its Mediterranean Style Cruising and having some of the most ultramodern ships at sea. Each ship in the fleet – no matter where in the world it’s sailing – maintains a Mediterranean ambiance through its décor, food and entertainment. MSC’s fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, as well as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman.
When your clients sail with Norwegian, they’re cruising on the most innovative and accommodating fleet at sea. Our award-winning fleet was built for Freestyle Cruising, designed to give your clients the ultimate in freedom and flexibility with the most restaurants and best entertainment at sea. Norwegian delivers repeat business!!!
We offer you an unforgettable journey through time and culture, breaking through any obvious 'veneer'; to the real destination beyond. Of course, you see the classic sights many with guided tours, but you also visit fascinating, probably more intimate places, perhaps less known but often even more intriguing. Your included and substantial range of hugely informative tours are sometimes on foot, but at other times explore a little further afield too - so you learn and appreciate fully the countries through which you journey. Our unique combination and our simple, honest approach have served us well over the years and illustrates with great clarity why so many of you voted for us, resulting in the prestigious travel awards we currently hold. We realize we can never achieve perfection, but we will never stop trying, and the harder we try the more we will always exceed our clients' expectations!
Royal Caribbean International is the largest global cruise brand and currently operates 20 ships with an additional two under construction. The cruise line offers travelers memorable and rejuvenating cruise vacations year-round in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Mexican Riviera; and seasonal cruises to Northern Europe, Alaska, South America, the Far East, Australia and Hawaii.
Scenic is the leader in all-inclusive, luxury river cruising. At Scenic, when we say all-inclusive, we mean it. From complimentary drinks all day, all shore excursions & private events… the list of inclusions is long. Also included is our state-of-the-art Scenic Space Ships – which include up to 6 dining venues, WiFi throughout, and a private balcony on 84% of the cabins.
Travel Planners International is a marketing and support agency for new and experienced travel professionals. Travel agents partner with Travel Planners International for their profit-generating marketing programs, consumer connect options, negotiation power, small-business training events and time-saving back-office support.
Trisept Solutions was formed in 2000 with the mission of empowering travel agents and propelling travel technology. In 2001, VAX VacationAccess was launched and changed the way travel agents research, market and book travel for their clients. Today, VAX is an award-winning leisure travel marketplace used by over 70,000 travel agents. In 2015, Trisept launched Xcelerator, a new revolutionary agency management platform. Xcelerator enables travel agents to capture extensive client profile information and powers a tailored search across a wide variety of hotels, cruise sailings, escorted tours and destinations. Together, VAX VacationAccess and Xcelerator are the perfect team to grow travel agents’ business.
Take your clients’ vacation to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort™. With three theme parks – Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park– five (soon to be six) spectacular on-site hotels and more, it’s days and nights of endless fun for the family.
We are digital marketers with deep travel expertise and leverage proven financial technologies to drive success for the world’s biggest travel brands. UpLift was built from the ground up specifically for travel providers by the same team that created travel meta-search. Our core technology, the UpLift Engine, drives substantial economic improvements for travel suppliers by increasing top line revenue and decreasing transaction costs. With our flagship product, Pay Monthly, travel providers can enable their customers to buy now but pay later with monthly installment payments offered at the industry’s lowest rates. With this influential new marketing capability, UpLift partners can boost conversion rates, merchandise specific products and increase total trip value. For marketplace investors, UpLift offers direct access to the prime consumer loan asset class. Through UpLift, investors can achieve superior risk-adjusted returns by purchasing small, purpose-driven personal whole loans.
Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of small luxury cruise ships known for its intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three recently renovated sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise to 50 nations, calling at 150 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. In May of 2014, Windstar launched Star Pride, followed by Star Breeze and Star Legend in May of 2015. The all suite yachts, with a capacity of 212 guests each, will double the size of Windstar’s fleet, making the company the market leader in small ship cruising with 300 or fewer passengers, with a total of 1,242 berths. The additional capacity will open up new itineraries such as voyages to Southeast Asia, Arabia, Iceland, and beyond.