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Visit Anchorage is your travel trade resource for Anchorage and the Southcentral Alaska area. Feel free to contact us for all your Alaska needs including sales material, sample itineraries, destination training and more. Visit us online at anchorage.net/travel-trade.
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.
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.
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 14 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 6 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.
The Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau is dedicated to supporting travel agents by offering comprehensive destination information and training. HVCB is the single resource for agents looking to successfully sell and plan inspired Hawai'i vacations.
Hertz is a proven leader in the rental car industry over the past 100 years with firsts in service, innovation, safety, and fleet selection. Its award-winning loyalty program opens doors for its members by enabling faster service, unlimited access to 130,000 unique experiences through the all new Hertz+ platform, and exclusive access to curated events. In fact, FlyerTalk, the largest community forum for expert travelers, ranked Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® the premiere loyalty program seven years in a row. With more than 10,000 locations worldwide and 800,000 vehicles in its global fleet, Hertz provides renters quicker, more reliable options. And Hertz Ultimate Choice® allows drivers to pick any car on the spot and go. Book now at www.hertz.com and choose from our best fleet ever. Hertz. We’re here to get you there.
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.
Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel. As the largest cruise operator in polar waters, and with 125 years of know-how, we offer immersive experiences to some of the world’s most pristine and remote destinations, including Antarctica, Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Svalbard, and more. Hurtigruten’s fleet consists of 14 expedition ships, custom built for adventure travel. In 2019 and 2020, two new ground-breaking ships will be delivered; MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen will be the most advanced and environmentally friendly expedition vessels at sea, as well as the world’s first hybrid electric-powered cruise ships. Hurtigruten is an industry leader in sustainability, with a deep commitment to improving the marine environments we call home.
Formerly known as Kuzamil which means ‘Island of the Swallows’ in Maya, Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean. Rich in history, Mayan vestiges and natural wonders; an authentic paradise in the middle of the sea with white sand beaches, gorgeous sunsets and famous worldwide for its coral reefs.
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.
A fully accredited host agency since 1995, Nexion® Travel Group provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support. Backed by Travel Leaders Group, Nexion Travel Group is the complete host agency for multi-agent agencies, corporate agencies, experienced advisors and those new to the industry. The difference is clear – joining Nexion Travel Group is the best decision you can make.
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.
At The Travel Corporation (TTC), our philosophy is simple: To create enriching experiences for our travelers by combining an unbeatable mix of exceptional service and quality at excellent value. The strong partnership we have with the travel agency community helps us deliver on that promise. Our family of brands provides travel agents with a variety of vacation styles to choose from, so that the best experience for your clients is at your fingertips. We also pay out some of the highest commissions in the industry!
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.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 748 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 475 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook.
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.