Sports Empire Opens Southwest Vacation Division
Sports Empire Opens Southwest Vacation Division
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Sports Empire Opens Southwest Vacation Division

Sports Empire Launches SoCal Group Vacations
Sports Empire Inc. has opened a division called SoCal Group Vacations: Your Concierge to the Southwest. The new destination management division specializes in creating custom packages for groups of 10 or more to destinations in the Southwest U.S and is targeted at travel agents. To customize their group’s travel, travel sellers browse the SoCal Group Vacations website and mix and match to fit each group’s needs.

Pleasant Holidays Releases Family Celebrations Brochure . . .
Pleasant Holidays released its 2012 Family Celebrations brochure. The 16-page booklet highlights family-friendly hotels, resorts and cruises in the continental U.S., Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica and Tahiti. In addition to destinations and accommodations, the brochure also features excursions that include trips to amusement parks, ATV adventures, city tours, sailing and snorkeling trips and more. Travel sellers may order the brochure by emailing or contacting their local BDM.

. . . And Names New York-Area BDM
In other news, Pleasant Holidays appointed Kristin Finamore as its new BDM for the greater New York area. She will represent both Pleasant Holidays and its new luxury brand Journese.

Insight Vacations Debuts Celebration Dinners
Insight Vacations has introduced Welcome and Celebration Dinners on almost every tour in 2012. Welcome receptions take place on the first night of tours, while the Celebration Dinner occurs on the last evening of tours.

Funjet Offers Flexible Transfer Option
Funjet Vacations has tweaked its transfer option so that travel sellers can either start a booking with transfers included in the base pricing or as an optional add-on. For Mexico and Caribbean vacations where agents automatically want the transfers included, they can now select the package type on both hotel only and packages that includes “+transfers Mex/Car” in the name. For optional transfers, agents should choose “Flight + Hotel Package” or “Hotel Only” in the package type.

Big Five Announces Precious Journeys Collection
Big Five Tours & Expeditions unveiled its 2012 line-up of Precious Journeys itineraries. The 19 options include tours in Belize, Cambodia and Laos, Chile and Argentina, Egypt, Israel, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey.

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