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Riviera Travel Now Offering Travel Agents a ‘Lifetime Commission’

The brand, which got its start as a land tour operator, launched its first river cruise product in 2009. Eight years later, Riviera sports 12 ships, five of them launched in just the past 15 months.  

Riviera Travel Now Offering Travel Agents a ‘Lifetime Commission’
Hurricane Maria Update: Resorts, Cruise Lines React

Hurricane Maria made its way to the Dominican Republic Thursday, bringing with it winds near 115 mph and heavy rain.

Hurricane Maria Update: Resorts, Cruise Lines React
Travel Agent Persists to Evacuate Grandmother and Infant From Hurricane Irma’s Path

As Hurricane Irma headed toward Florida last week, a Dallas travel agent dedicated herself to evacuating a pair of complete strangers.

Travel Agent Persists to Evacuate Grandmother and Infant From Hurricane Irma’s Path
Tomorrow: A Sales Lesson for Travel Agents From Annie

While there are more techniques and styles than could be ever committed to memory, there is one theme that is consistent.

Tomorrow: A Sales Lesson for Travel Agents From Annie
Low-Cost Airline XL Airways Will Now Offer Flights from New York to Tel Aviv

Fares include one checked bag, one hot meal on each flight, and wireless entertainment.

Low-Cost Airline XL Airways Will Now Offer Flights from New York to Tel Aviv
Puerto Rico Left Without Power After Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall

Travel companies are being forced to react to yet another natural disaster as Maria barrels through Puerto Rico and now toward the Dominican Republic.

Puerto Rico Left Without Power After Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall
Suppliers Earn High Marks From Travel Agents Post Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

So far, hotels, tour companies and airlines are getting kudos from agents as they rebuild client itineraries and try to obtain refunds.

Suppliers Earn High Marks From Travel Agents Post Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Central Mexico Rocked By 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake, Hundreds Killed

The death toll climbed to 226 as emergency workers continue to search for survivors.

Central Mexico Rocked By 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake, Hundreds Killed
InterContinental Hotels Group Reveals Name of New Midscale Brand

IHG also shared renderings of the proposed properties.

InterContinental Hotels Group Reveals Name of New Midscale Brand
Hurricane Maria Causes More Caribbean Cruise Itinerary Changes

Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line have both modified itineraries with more expected to come because of Maria.

Hurricane Maria Causes More Caribbean Cruise Itinerary Changes
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Tip of the Day
Remember that we are in an amazing business and you help people fulfill their dreams. Sometimes we just need to look around again to remind ourselves that we are in the mansions of industries with really fun and exciting products to sell.
 
Scott Koepf, TMR Columnist