Agents Cash in With These Offers

Eurostar train in St. Pancras International.

From cash gift cards to agent seminars, we’ve found ways to help you become an expert at selling travel while winning prizes at the same time.

Kensington Tours is giving agents the opportunity to earn a cash gift card by booking any of its Private Guided Shore Excursions. When agents book by March 31 for client travel in 2013 and 2014, they can receive $50 for bookings between $2,000-$4,000; $100 for bookings between $4,001-$7,000; and $200 for bookings $7,001 or more.

Ports of call include Europe, Australia, Latin America and Asia. One popular excursion is the 2-day St. Petersburg tour, which takes travelers on a guided tour of the city in a private vehicle with visits to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Hermitage Museum. The second day, travelers head to Peterhof and Pushkin to see the palaces. One bonus of this shore excursion is that Kensington provides travelers with the necessary documents to travel in Russia with the guides, allowing them to clear customs in the port, as well as go to places unavailable on group tours of St. Petersburg.

Rates start at $2,406 for four people and includes transfers, activities and fees.

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Rail Europe is offering 20 percent off select Eurostar Standard Premier tickets for agents whose clients are traveling between London, Paris and Brussels. Travelers can also receive 10 percent off the London Pass and the Paris Pass for discounts and access to attractions.

In addition, agents will receive a $10 Amazon gift card for each Standard Premier booking through March 30 and will be entered into a weekly drawing for the chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card.

Rates start at $160 one-way and include reclining seats, complimentary newspapers and at-seat snack service. For more information, visit

After a successful year with over 9,500 travel agents participating in VAX VacationAccess’ training programs, the company is introducing agent certification programs for 2013, with the first one launching in March hosted by Oasis Hotels and Resorts. The programs, part of VAX Virtual University, will help agents learn more about available vacation products and become experts in these products in order to increase sales.

“At VAX we pride ourselves on creating innovative ways to promote agent success. That is why we are so inspired that more travel agents are not only participating in the programs, but finding them extremely beneficial,” says Noel Fitzgerald, director of agency and supplier relationships for VAX.  “We are excited to carry the momentum of these numbers through 2013 and beyond by making VAX Virtual University even more dynamic by hosting impactful live and on-demand training events that position agents for success both today and in the future.”

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