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Brazil Denied Entry

Started by Brent Clampet in The Front Office. Last reply by Adriano Pereira 6 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Sinorama Holidays

Started by Sue Friedlander in The Front Office. Last reply by September Holstad 21 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Hilton Waikoloa Advice

Started by Daniel Gennari in The Front Office 53 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Funjet Group Comp question

Started by Misty Bellet in The Front Office. Last reply by Baja Forsythe 59 minutes ago. 4 Replies

OMG!! Passed gas on flight?

Started by Beth Thomas in The Front Office. Last reply by Ed Collis 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

Clients Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia

Started by Donna Barron in The Front Office. Last reply by Donna Barron 1 hour ago. 14 Replies

Dude Ranch

Started by Janelle Grissinger in The Front Office. Last reply by Beth Walter 1 hour ago. 26 Replies

Rail Europe - is there any other rail vendor for Europe?

Started by Basset Hound Lover in The Front Office. Last reply by Paul Nielsen 2 hours ago. 9 Replies

Trip Report for Zoetry Isla Mujeres

Started by cindy wuerdeman in The Front Office. Last reply by AMY SIMONEAUX 2 hours ago. 11 Replies

Sandals Barbados Inquiry

Started by Aletha in The Front Office. Last reply by Preston McKinney MCC 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Host agency business sites for IC

Started by DIanna Graves in The Front Office. Last reply by DIanna Graves 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Mexico All-Inclusives Getting Bad Rap for Tainted Alcohol

Started by LeeAnn Watson in The Front Office. Last reply by Preston McKinney MCC 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Long Island, Maine, Portland, Martha's Vineyard??????

Started by Jana Bethel/Jana's Dream Cruises in The Front Office. Last reply by Shari Swain 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

Host Agency selection

Started by Tammy L. Estes in The Front Office. Last reply by Barbara Wilks 2 hours ago. 18 Replies

Destination Wedding in Puerto Vallerta

Started by Judy Julian in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

Best Vendors for London

Started by Joshua Dean in The Front Office. Last reply by Kari Womack 22 hours ago. 12 Replies

RIU Republica - what brands of beer do they offer?

Started by Misty Bellet in The Front Office. Last reply by Suzanne Bowering yesterday. 9 Replies

Latest Activity

Adriano Pereira replied to Brent Clampet's discussion Brazil Denied Entry
"Not many countries stamp your passport on the way out. The US, for instance, does not."
6 minutes ago
ann martin posted a discussion

Has anyone read articles about all inclusives in Cancun/Riveira Maya drugging guests?

I am curious if anyone else has read these articles about all inclusive resorts, and Iberostar has come up a couple times in them, where the bartenders are giving them drinks that are drugged, ( tainted drinks )  and they wake up with no memory, etc?I am curious as to what our professional duties are to tell customers about these incidents, as our agency has a group booked at one of these resort chains, and after reading these articles, are we obligated to tell our clients?I am very saddened by these articles, as Mexico all inclusives are our bread and butter for our Agency, and having been there myself over 25 times, have had nothing but wonderful experiences, including all of my customers always giving me rave reviews on their trip.thoughts??Ann MN See More
16 minutes ago
September Holstad replied to Sue Friedlander's discussion Sinorama Holidays
"I had a client as about them as well.  I didn't like the location of their hotels (15KM from the center of town) that's a disaster in China traffic.  I actually told the client that if she wanted to go forward with it, she'd…"
21 minutes ago
Sue Friedlander replied to Sue Friedlander's discussion Sinorama Holidays
"Thanks, Rachael."
53 minutes ago
Daniel Gennari posted a discussion

Hilton Waikoloa Advice

I normally do groups and corporate travel, but I've got a "friend client" who would like me to help him plan a trip to Hawaii.  August dates.  3-4 nights.  Travelers are a family of 4 (kids are young like 4 and 7 y.o.), plus elderly grandma and grandpa.  Priorities are accommodations in a 2 bedroom suite with a kitchen, balcony or terrace with ocean view, and a low floor if possible.  Budget is not a huge concern.   I am leaning toward recommending Hilton Waikoloa Village, but I am not well versed in the differences between Kings Land and Kohala Suites (both Hilton Grand Vacations within Waikola property), or Waikoloa Village vs. Ocean Tower.  Can anybody here give me a summary of what I need to know about the different locations within this huge resort?See More
53 minutes ago
Karen C Winters posted a discussion

Independent Contractor/Plan of travel fee?

How many charge a plan of travel fee and what percentage does your host agency take? Thanks!See More
54 minutes ago
Baja Forsythe replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Funjet Group Comp question
"You can also get the refund deposited into your agency account if you want to give everyone a check back. If you added any commission on the front end then Funjet will charge you 10% to deposit the check into your account. That is what I was told by…"
59 minutes ago
Ed Collis replied to Beth Thomas's discussion OMG!! Passed gas on flight?
"Hey....When ya gotta fart...Ya gotta fart. Just don't fart and sneeze at the same time...OOOPPPS."
1 hour ago
Donna Barron replied to Donna Barron's discussion Clients Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia
"Thanks Sharon."
1 hour ago
Dilworth E Daley replied to Misty Bellet's discussion Funjet Group Comp question
"You can take the bonus commission earned. I have had several groups where I have the comp room value given to the persons in question. But one where I kept the extra commission which was paid through my host agency TPI."
1 hour ago
Beth Walter replied to Janelle Grissinger's discussion Dude Ranch
"Perfect - thanks Suzanne!"
1 hour ago
Sharon Duggan replied to Donna Barron's discussion Clients Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia
"Donna, Try Down Under answers for your clients going to Australia and New Zealand.  They can put the air and excursions together with accommodations for each country."
1 hour ago
Paul Nielsen replied to Basset Hound Lover's discussion Rail Europe - is there any other rail vendor for Europe?
"I used Raileurope yesterday for PRG BUD.   Tickets arrived by courier in 1.5 days.   I'm happy with the transaction. Yes, small commission but their booking engine is pretty good, remits the (small) commissions promptly and…"
2 hours ago
Suzanne/Sapphire replied to Donna Barron's discussion Clients Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia
"Not exactly true, they just have to stop in a foreign port (not far distant), so Ensenada MX is the foreign port to Hawaii. Several cruiselines do one-way to Hawaii.  Also, based on Donna's replies, it seems that she really…"
2 hours ago
AMY SIMONEAUX replied to cindy wuerdeman's discussion Trip Report for Zoetry Isla Mujeres
"We were there last year and had the Jacuzzi tub on the balcony.  We also were able to enjoy 8am yoga on the platform by the water every morning.  We also enjoying stand-up paddle boarding.  The "chef's menu" restaurant…"
2 hours ago
Preston McKinney MCC replied to Aletha's discussion Sandals Barbados Inquiry
"Every all-inclusive charges additional for anything that is not the norm.  Sandals Barbados has great restaurants such as Butch's Chop House and Bombay plus Cafe de Paris which has great desserts that would be better than most cakes."
2 hours ago
Donna Barron replied to Donna Barron's discussion Clients Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia
"Yes, I know. Thanks."
2 hours ago
DIanna Graves replied to DIanna Graves's discussion Host agency business sites for IC
"Where they would have their own back office that is connected to the agency. Like I am a nexion IC and have my own site to go to for info, reports etc"
2 hours ago
Betsey Shapiro replied to Donna Barron's discussion Clients Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia
"It's illegal for foreign-flagged ships to transport passengers from one US port to another without a call at a "Far distant continent", so you won't see any non-US ships allowing your clients to sail SF/HNL or SEA/HNL. They can…"
2 hours ago
Preston McKinney MCC replied to LeeAnn Watson's discussion Mexico All-Inclusives Getting Bad Rap for Tainted Alcohol
"I have not seen any negative posts about any of the all-inclusive resorts in the Cancun area other than the low cost all-inclusive which we do not sell.  If there was a lot of negative reporting, we in South Texas would be the first to hear…"
2 hours ago
 
 
 

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