Travel agents can jet off on far-flung FAM trips or earn a variety of incentives and cash bonuses with our latest roundup of agent offers.
Explore India, Istanbul and the Holy Land on one of two FAM trips with Flo Tours.
On the Holy Land FAM trip, travel agents will spend 14 days visiting Istanbul, Israel and Jordan. In Israel, travelers will visit places from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem including En Gedi, Masada, Qumran, Haifa, Megiddo, Caesarea, the Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, Pella and Jerash, before heading to Jordan. Highlights in Jordan include visiting Amman and Petra.
Meanwhile, the 11-day India & Nepal FAM visits the temples and palaces of the Golden Triangle and Kathmandu. The trip departs on Feb. 25, 2014 and Nov. 4, 2014 from New York (JFK) on Turkish Airlines. Rates start at $2,995 including air. For more information, visit agentfamtrips.com.
For agents interested in experiencing more of the Middle East, Sunny Land Tours is offering the 9-day Dubai & Arab Emirates FAM Cruise with air. On the trip, travelers will spend seven nights on the Costa Fortuna with all meals included, stopping in Muscat, Khasab, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. They can also opt for a 4-day Dubai extension ($499 pp) with 4-night accommodations, a half-day Dubai city tour, a 2-hour dhow cruise dinner and a half-day Sharjah and Ajman city tour, concluding with a desert safari and BBQ dinner.
Rates start at $1,499 pp with roundtrip flights from New York (JFK) when booked by Aug. 31. A companion supplement is $500. For more information, visit sunnylandtours.com.
Meanwhile, agents can earn higher commission on Cloud Tours’ new destinations—Ireland and Croatia. The tour operator, which specializes in Mediterranean destinations, is offering a bonus commission of 15 percent on Ireland and Croatia independent tours, as well as 12 percent commission on shore excursions on European cruises.
For example, travelers can embark on a 7-day Town & Country family package in Ireland, starting at $1,430 pp in a cottage with a vehicle rental. The package includes a 2-night stay at the four-star Ashling in the center of Dublin; a 4-night stay in a traditional 2-bedroom cottage in Kerry; a 7-day minivan rental; and a Heritage Ireland discount pass card.
For more information, call (718) 721-3808 or visit cloudtours.com.
Another way agents can earn cash is with Kensington Tours’ booking incentive on its new North American collection.
When agents book any of the itineraries by Sept. 30, they will receive a cash gift card worth up to $400 per booking, in addition to commission. Gift card values range from $100 for bookings that are between $2,000 and $4,000 to $400 for bookings of $10,001 or more. The new, customizable tours visit destinations such as the Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Napa Valley and Niagara Falls, and offer VIP access to events like the Austin Grand Prix, Kentucky Derby and Masters Golf Tournament.
For more information, visit kensingtontours.com.
Meanwhile, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ Famous Agents members can earn double points on bookings at select hotels through Sept. 30. Some of the hotels include the Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico, the Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort in South Africa and the Fairmont Makati in the Philippines. In addition, agents who share their memory of an “unforgettable getaway with the brand” can earn five bonus points when they send their story to firstname.lastname@example.org (one entry per member).
Agents can use their points toward stays at the brand’s landmark properties, on airline miles and for American Express gift cheques. For more information or to register, visit frhi.com/famousagents or fairmont.com.