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Windstar in Sea of Cortez

Started by carol bryant in The Front Office 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

Costa Rica Villas

Started by Lori Derauf in The Front Office. Last reply by Monique Lane, CTA DS 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

Cash Rebate back to Clients

Started by Sharon Perry in The Front Office. Last reply by Chas Munn 10 hours ago. 26 Replies

Does anyone knows Sun Sea Escapes in Florida?

Started by Linda Akers in The Front Office. Last reply by Nina Sherman 14 hours ago. 5 Replies

Visa Requirements for India National Cruise Travel

Started by Faye Steiner in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

Basel transfers

Started by Kathy Larson in The Front Office. Last reply by Kora Dalager 17 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa

Started by Kathy Kocharhook in The Front Office. Last reply by Melanie McCormick 17 hours ago. 7 Replies

tour operators for west africa

Started by sandi m steiman in The Front Office. Last reply by Patricia Elaine yesterday. 20 Replies

Taxi fare in Cabo

Started by carol bryant in The Front Office yesterday. 0 Replies

Kind of personal question...but in a dilemma

Started by Josie Morris in The Front Office. Last reply by Karen Dawson on Saturday. 20 Replies

Message for Tom Ogg ...need legal help

Started by Linda Akers in The Front Office. Last reply by Thomas Carpenter on Saturday. 11 Replies

Vetting Personnel

Started by Sherrill Schier, CTA, ACC in The Front Office. Last reply by Tom Ogg on Friday. 4 Replies

Beaches in the Riviera Maya

Started by Wayne L Hermann in The Front Office. Last reply by Wayne L Hermann on Friday. 8 Replies

Guided Tours Israel

Started by Kathy Kocharhook in The Front Office on Friday. 0 Replies

Cuba tour

Started by Kathy in The Front Office. Last reply by Jane Folsom on Thursday. 17 Replies

5 hour layover at Charles DeGaulle in Paris

Started by Cornelius Tilton in The Front Office. Last reply by Cornelius Tilton on Thursday. 9 Replies

Happy Birthday to Sandy Elson!!!!

Started by Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC in The Front Office. Last reply by Sandy Elson, MCC on Thursday. 11 Replies

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carol bryant posted a discussion

Windstar in Sea of Cortez

I am going on a Windstar cruise in the Sea of Cortez next month and am wondering if I need to book a snorkel excursion while in Loreto or if the snorkeling will be good from the sport platform on the ship?See More
8 hours ago
Monique Lane, CTA DS replied to Lori Derauf's discussion Costa Rica Villas
"The villa Experience by Travel Impressions has a couple villas in Jaco and as well as other locals in CR that might work for your client. Also, check with your onsite for CR and see what they can do for you. I have been able to find villas that way…"
10 hours ago
Chas Munn replied to Sharon Perry's discussion Cash Rebate back to Clients
"I'm a CPA and I'm disagree. A reduction in price is a reduction in price. If you are a tour operator, you're able to offer this reduction in price. An agent rebating the price of (for example) Carnival's product, especially when…"
10 hours ago
Debbie Stewart liked Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC's discussion GREAT NEWS for Travel Professionals!
12 hours ago
Nina Sherman replied to Linda Akers's discussion Does anyone knows Sun Sea Escapes in Florida?
"I know agents who did. They have now stopped, because they have not been receiving their commission"
14 hours ago
Sue Joorfetz replied to Sue Joorfetz's discussion Hawaii and Maui - activities luau and anniversary dinner ideas
"Thanks so much everyone!  I really appreciate it and am learning so much!  It's a great community of agents on here helping each other out and I hope as I learn and travel more myself I can pay it forward.    "
15 hours ago
Lori Derauf posted a discussion

Costa Rica Villas

I am looking for recommendations for villa companies that work with Costa Rica - Pacific coast.  I've talked to Villas of Distinction but cannot find any other companies that work with agents.  Not willing to look into VRBO or Airbnb.   Thanks.See More
15 hours ago
Brian Raymond replied to Sharon Perry's discussion Cash Rebate back to Clients
"I've covered this with my tax attorney. With the IRS the intended action is critical to this determination. If the rebate is part of the sales offer or to encourage the sale, it is not a gift, it is a reduction in price. A rebate is given as…"
15 hours ago
Geoff Millar replied to Sharon Perry's discussion Cash Rebate back to Clients
"The original question that was asked was has anyone seen this happening. My answer was that it has been happening for years. It is a legal legitimate business strategy used by many companies.  Even the cruise and resort companies admit tht they…"
15 hours ago
Tom Ogg replied to Sharon Perry's discussion Cash Rebate back to Clients
"If a travel product is sold net, then that would be considered the gross revenue created from a sale. If the same product is sold at its gross price and then an amount over $25 is paid to the purchaser, then the amount over $25 could not be written…"
15 hours ago
Kathy Kocharhook replied to Faye Steiner's discussion Visa Requirements for India National Cruise Travel
"I would not offer any recommendation about what visa may or may not be required for this or any other client - especially in this situation.  You have no idea if they are giving you all the information you need or if you relay everything they…"
16 hours ago
Kora Dalager replied to Kathy Larson's discussion Basel transfers
"Airport REALLY is 15 minutes from the porteven though it is physically in France, no you do not have to go through customs to go to the airport, they have the road fenced in. I'd just take a taxi. You might also want to contact Basel Tourism…"
17 hours ago
Kathy Larson replied to Kathy Larson's discussion Basel transfers
"Thanks."
17 hours ago
Betty O'Brien replied to Sue Joorfetz's discussion Hawaii and Maui - activities luau and anniversary dinner ideas
"if they want an authentic Paniola dinner and story time Kahua Ranch on the big island has a great dinner.  Reservations only.  Also I would suggest getting in touch with Hawaii Forest and Trails for activaties on the Big Island.  None…"
17 hours ago
Melanie McCormick replied to Kathy Kocharhook's discussion Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
"Hi Kathy, Another resort you may want to keep in mind is the Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Negril.  I had two families return from there in July and they LOVED it.  They had their teen children with them and already thinking about going back…"
17 hours ago
Brian Raymond replied to Sharon Perry's discussion Cash Rebate back to Clients
"A rebate offered to encourage a purchase is NOT a gift. Cash back or other awards to customers for spending a certain amount of money are not taxable. The $25 GIFT limitation does not apply to these types of rebates. Regarding ethics, I…"
18 hours ago
Sherri Wayne liked Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC's discussion GREAT NEWS for Travel Professionals!
19 hours ago
Faye Steiner posted a discussion

Visa Requirements for India National Cruise Travel

Need help with how to advise a client who resides in Darjeeling India(India National)--taking a Princess cruise in January 2020--roundtrip Singapore..two ports in Thailand...Ko Samui and Bangkok.   Any suggestions for the type of visa required for cruise travel, application process, fees, etc for an India National?See More
19 hours ago
Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC's discussion was featured

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19 hours ago
Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC posted a discussion

Webinar 10-1-19 Learn All About Booking NYC for the Holidays!

There's No Place Like New York City for the HolidaysTuesday l October 1st, 2019 - 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT Register Now to Save Your SeatTuesday l October 1st, 2019 - 3 PM ET / 12 PM PTFrom Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve, the Big Apple is a wonderland of parades, parties, festivities and excitement. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the most wonderful place to be.  Join NYCVP's webinar and we'll tell you all about how you can help your cients fulfill their Bucket List holiday dreams!Presented By: Joel CohenVice PresidentNYCVPClick Here to Register Now…See More
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