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VTC as an option

Started by Dion Sadasey in The Front Office. Last reply by Preston McKinney MCC 20 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Agent responsibility

Started by Jason Olson in The Front Office. Last reply by Geoff Millar 32 minutes ago. 2 Replies

United Mileage Plus

Started by Jane Folsom in The Front Office. Last reply by Jane Folsom 39 minutes ago. 8 Replies

Bermuda inbound tourism

Started by Jennifer Pickering in The Front Office 47 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Sandals Greneda and Sandals Barbados

Started by Darby K Savasta, CTC in The Front Office. Last reply by Darby K Savasta, CTC 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Yosemite - Tenaya, Evergreen Lodge or ???

Started by Rene Prasad in The Front Office. Last reply by Daniel Gennari 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

Air to Barcelona Next June

Started by Kathy Seifert in The Front Office. Last reply by Jason Olson 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

What a Week

Started by Geoff Millar in The Front Office. Last reply by LNMTravel 18 hours ago. 30 Replies

Princess email

Started by Marilyn Jean Wagner in The Front Office. Last reply by Laurel A Levaggi yesterday. 12 Replies

G Adventures cc payments incur a Foreign Transaction Fee

Started by Kathy Kocharhook in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook yesterday. 8 Replies

Cuban Cigars

Started by Linda Wood in The Front Office. Last reply by linda safier yesterday. 6 Replies

Dropping Sabre

Started by John Burkholder in The Back Office. Last reply by Kathy Larson yesterday. 7 Replies

American Airlines strikes again, and again!

Started by Kathy Kocharhook in The Front Office. Last reply by Kathy Kocharhook yesterday. 24 Replies

Budapest or Prague pre Viking Cruise

Started by Bonny Knodle in The Front Office. Last reply by Fatima Reep yesterday. 3 Replies

seychelles Honeymoon

Started by vacationtoo in The Front Office yesterday. 0 Replies

African safari

Started by Marianne Woody in The Front Office. Last reply by linda safier yesterday. 12 Replies

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Linda Bonura is now a member of Travel Professional Community
32 seconds ago
Geoff Millar replied to chris mann's discussion Excellence Punta Cana or Secrets Royal Punta Cana
"OK, we just had an agent come back from there on an AM resort FAM and he explained it because they questioned it.  That sign does not refer to the rooms but it does refer to the pool area in front of those rooms. Those rooms are part of the NOW…"
3 minutes ago
Preston McKinney MCC replied to Dion Sadasey's discussion VTC as an option
"Like I stated, we only book air for existing clients using the airline booking engine.  Unless you are into heavy airline sales where you can earn back end commissions, air by itself is not profitable unless your services are high enough to…"
20 minutes ago
Tina Messamore replied to chris mann's discussion Excellence Punta Cana or Secrets Royal Punta Cana
"Geoff, when we did our site inspection in August of 2014, there were actually some Preferred Club rooms for Secrets that faced the beach that were at one end of a Now building.  When we were touring the Now building, there was a sign on some…"
32 minutes ago
Geoff Millar replied to Jason Olson's discussion Agent responsibility
"You are correct, are professionals and we are chartered to guide our clients through these pitfalls of booking travel. The lack of knowledge about a certain type of travel is why I have always been a proponent of specialization.  You can't…"
32 minutes ago
Jane Folsom replied to Jane Folsom's discussion United Mileage Plus
"Thank you Jason, Do you have a referral for the 'redemption experts' you mention.  I did not know they existed.  BTW-I was able to get the domestic tickets I needed issued and the client agreed to my fees-similar to yours. …"
39 minutes ago
Jennifer Pickering posted a discussion

Bermuda inbound tourism

Hi folks,I am working on a 40th high school reunion group to Grotto Bay, Bermuda next April for 4 nights. There will be somewhere between 20-60 people .  Don't know yet how many because this is just in the planning stages.Anyway, the group will need r/t airport transfers, a half day island tour and a sunset cruise.Any recommendations to a reasonable and reliable inbound Bermuda tour operator? Thanks for your help!JenniferSee More
47 minutes ago
Geoff Millar replied to chris mann's discussion Excellence Punta Cana or Secrets Royal Punta Cana
"They are both nice and, just my personal experience, we really liked the Secrets and the beach is wonderful. What Tina said is true, it does sit next to the NOW resort and does share a number of restaurants with them.  We did not notice any…"
59 minutes ago
Darby K Savasta, CTC replied to Darby K Savasta, CTC's discussion Sandals Greneda and Sandals Barbados
"Thanks Tina, These clients are mid 40's so I think they would fit in fine and enjoy it.  She is leaning towards Grenada.  "
1 hour ago
Tina Messamore replied to chris mann's discussion Excellence Punta Cana or Secrets Royal Punta Cana
"I liked the ambiance at Excellence and it was one of my favorites three years ago during a FAM.  It has more of a traditional look and feel, not the "HGTV" look.  However, I was less than impressed with Secrets Royal Beach. …"
1 hour ago
Tina Messamore replied to Darby K Savasta, CTC's discussion Sandals Greneda and Sandals Barbados
"I stayed at Sandals Barbados this past November and I also spent a day at Grenada during a Mega-FAM year before last.  Grenada is absolutely wonderful!  We did enjoy our week at Barbados, but you are definitely going to have to qualify…"
2 hours ago
Daniel Gennari replied to Rene Prasad's discussion Yosemite - Tenaya, Evergreen Lodge or ???
"Be aware that if he wants to drive to Reno or Las Vegas, he cannot leave Yosemite via Tioga Rd after September.  Snow is always a possibility in the Sierra's in October, and Tioga Rd gets closed for the season sometime in September.…"
2 hours ago
Darby K Savasta, CTC posted a discussion

Sandals Greneda and Sandals Barbados

Good Morning Everyone,  I have some clients trying to decide between Sandals Grenada and Sandals Barbados.  Do you have any recent client feed back from the resorts?  She is concerned about reviews about crowded resorts and no chair by the pool.  They are not interested in Butler suites to get the added amenities.  They are also thinking the Iberostar Grande Rose Hall, Jamaica but the husband has a severe seafood allergy and has had good luck when they travel to Beaches with the whole family.  Any feedback good or bad would be great.  Or if there is another comparable resort you would recommend I would appreciate it.  Thank you, DarbySee More
3 hours ago
Darby K Savasta, CTC replied to Jason Olson's discussion Agent responsibility
"Thank you Jason for a good reminder of showing our professionalism in this world of social media. We all have situations in our business the we do not agree and upset us but social media is not a place to air our issues.  Our clients come…"
3 hours ago
Rita Perez posted a discussion

CLIA Destination Summit Puerto Rico

Is anyone attending this at the end of next month??  I'm interested, but would need a female roommate.See More
13 hours ago
Jason Olson posted a discussion

Agent responsibility

Just an observation after reading several posts across Facebook recently...We are travel professionals, and are the people responsible for the fine print and details, our job is to offer 'expert' advice and guidance because we've been there - done that. And we've seen enough crazy stuff to be sure to inquire about policies and processes with new suppliers and vendors, and to clarify whenever in doubt.One thing that continues to surprise me is when an agent vents or complains about a supplier policy which is common knowledge to the agent community or frequent travelers. Often these things are documented or disclosed. Just to throw an example out there, such as minimum car rental age requirements and credit card requirements for rental.It is one thing to have a PSA about something you admit to overlooking and/or out-to-know, but its quite another to rant about the experience, and swearing off a supplier over it.Sure its unfair because our clients NEVER do it, but we get paid to do it.…See More
14 hours ago
chris mann posted a discussion

Excellence Punta Cana or Secrets Royal Punta Cana

Any thoughts on these two properties !!!See More
14 hours ago
ELAINE CHECKOWSKI replied to Rene Prasad's discussion Yosemite - Tenaya, Evergreen Lodge or ???
"Chateau du Sureau sounds did you book directly with the chateau_?  if not which Tour Operator offers this_? After 3 nights in Sedona / 3 nights in Grand Canyon flying into Reno driving Reno to Lake Tahoe 4 nights Yosemite is their "last…"
15 hours ago
Jason Olson replied to Jane Folsom's discussion United Mileage Plus
"We're currently reworking the way we do FFN redemption. Currently it is a $100 service fee, plus $25 per additional person on the same itinerary for domestic, $150 for international. For round trip tickets, each additional stop/segment is…"
15 hours ago
Jason Olson replied to Dion Sadasey's discussion VTC as an option
"Commissions for domestic travel are just about gone, unless you're talking full fare or business class. So when people book using the airlines websites, they are NOT earning commission, but there is noting to earn, so it's irrelevant. I…"
15 hours ago
 
 
 

 

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