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Booking Made Easier Thanks to a Hotel Consolidator

If you are an independent travel agent partnered with a host agency like Travel Planners International, one of the biggest services you can benefit from is a global hotel consolidator like the one offered by ABC Global Services. This works by bringing together a variety of the best accommodation options on the planet into one place, benefiting everyone involved. Travelers get special perks and hotels fill their rooms. Even the agents benefit. Independent travel agents gravitate toward hotel consolidators because they offer greater opportunities for services fees, commissions and easy-to-use search engines that make finding the right hotel simpler than ever.
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Modern Luxury on Celebrity Cruises

Cruises can be a wonderful way to travel to new places and see fantastic destinations, but not all experiences are the same. Celebrity Cruises offers passengers a truly luxurious take on the cruise vacation, which makes it an unforgettable journey. One of the biggest hits is the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, which offers premium spa treatments to guests on 10 Celebrity ships. The onboard dining is unparalleled thanks to menus created by a James Beard-recognized chef. The range of suites offers unlimited opportunities for upscale upgrades, and the experience continues with extras like world-class shopping on the ships and onboard wine sommeliers who offer tasting courses.
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Romance and Beauty Aboard the Star Clipper

As an independent travel agent, you may book dozens or even hundreds of cruise vacations each year for your clients. As a luxurious alternative, a sailing holiday on a luxury vessel can be an absolute delight. Passengers can still visit multiple destinations during their trip, but it will be done from a scenic, exclusive vessel like the Star Clipper. The onboard experience is relaxed, but the decor, dining and rooms are upscale and elegant. Sailing ships are smaller, holding less than 200 passengers, which means far fewer crowds and a stronger connection to the romance of the past as well as the beauty of the natural scenery.
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Plan an Unforgettable Trip to the Plains of Africa

When clients are searching for an upcoming travel destination that is a little off the beaten path, a visit to Africa might be just the ticket. A two-week trip through the African plains is an amazing way to view incredible scenery like the Serengeti Plains, Mt. Kilimanjaro and even waterfalls, an unexpected surprise in the heart of the desert.
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Amazing Destinations for a Nature Lovers Vacation

For nature lovers, the perfect vacation may not be a bustling city or a destination overrun with thousands of other tourists. If you are working as an independent travel agent and you want to show clients some ideas that are truly off the beaten path, look to Globus for some incredible options.
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Snowboarding Vacations in Park City, Utah

As an independent travel agent, picking a destination and planning the perfect trip are important tenets of the job. When clients are searching for a vacation full of beautiful scenery and fantastic snowboarding opportunities, Park City, Utah, is a top pick for all ages. Funjet Vacations offers a range of packages that can include everything from the flights to the accommodation and even the lift tickets at the various ski resorts in Park City. Ensuring that travelers have everything planned and paid for in advance can keep them happy and keep travel agents busy with plenty of repeat customers.
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Planning the Ultimate Aspen Ski Vacation

When individuals want to plan a vacation that revolves around skiing, one of the top destinations they can pick is Aspen, Colorado. Since Aspen boasts four mountain peaks, there is a varied selection of ski runs, plenty of gondolas for getting up the mountain and slopes that won't feel too crowded. The best way to ensure that the vacation is a success is to book all of the various travel services through a provider like Travel Impressions. This also ensures that customers get their accommodation, ski lift tickets and even car rentals in one each transaction with no hassle.
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Explore The Ultimate Pacific Coast Journey

Travel industry experts know that travel doesn't always mean just one kind of getaway. Some customers might want international flights to exotic locations, some might want a relaxing cruise, and others want to experience culture and scenery up close with a road trip. One of the top road trips in the country is Highway 101, which runs along the Pacific Coast of California. Starting from Los Angeles and heading north to Eureka, the 700-mile journey is the perfect way to spend a week admiring coastal views, visiting countless beautiful beaches and digging into fresh Californian cuisine.
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Top 5 Places to Enjoy a Spa Vacation

The perfect getaway can mean a lot of different things to different people, but those in need of some pampering and indulgence might be drawn to the appeal of spa vacations. Spas are available in just about any town or city around the world, but there are some destinations that really stand out. Sedona is renowned for its beauty and holistic health while Bangkok boasts world-class spa facilities. The Big Island of Hawaii is pure relaxation, Bath in England has historic ties and Tulum in Mexico can be an affordable option for a spa getaway on a limited budget.
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Top B & B’s For Your Trip Through The Wine Country of Napa Valley

Nearly every travel agent knows that when romance, wine and scenery are required by clients, Napa Valley is a top destination choice. Boasting California's sunny skies and a romantic atmosphere, Napa Valley is also home to several great bed and breakfast inns. Travelers searching for a cozy environment and truly beautiful architecture that also happens to be close to attractions like wineries, antique shops and restaurants might gravitate toward top picks like the Churchill Manor, Lavender: A Bed and Breakfast, the small and private Merlot House or The Beazley House, one of the oldest B & Bs in Napa Valley.
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