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MLT Vacations Introduces More Flexible Payment Policies
New payment and cancel policies favor the traveler, making it easier than ever for travel agents to close the sale
(EDINA, Minn., December 27, 2010) —MLT Vacations is pleased to announce that, effective Tuesday, December 28, 2010, the company is offering more relaxed payment and cancel policies, giving travel agents and their clients more peace of mind and making booking Delta Vacations, Continental Airlines Vacations and, effective January 1, 2011, United Vacations packages even more appealing.
In an ongoing effort to continue to enhance their products, programs and policies in support of their travel agent customers, the company has recently enhanced its payment and cancel policies in the following ways:
- Final payment is now due 31 days from departure in lieu of the previous 45 days
- A vacation purchase now becomes non-refundable 3 days prior to departure, vs. 10 days prior to departure under the former policy
- Cancel fees have also been reduced
MLT Vacations evaluates their products, programs and policies on an ongoing basis to ensure they are always offering the most attractive leisure travel products on the market. Additional enhancements and changes to the company's payment and cancel policies can be viewed on www.worldagentdirect.com.
To Book Delta Vacations or Continental Airlines Vacations call Tyus Tours & Travel at 866-547-5362.
MLT Vacations Offers United Vacations Brand
(Edina, Minn. Jan 1, 2011) — MLT Vacations is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2011, they are now offering United Vacations products for sale exclusively through their travel agent booking tool WorldAgent Direct.
To kick off the brand, MLT Vacations is announcing a sale on all destinations through the United Vacations brand and also new travel agent booking incentives such as 15% commission on the entire land portion of all Hawai’i vacation packages, and 20% commission on the land portion of vacations to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
About MLT Vacations
MLT Vacations, one of the largest providers of vacation packages in the United States, manages multiple vacation brands, including Delta Vacations, Continental Airlines Vacations, United Vacations, and Worry-Free Vacations. Through its unique airlines partnerships, MLT Vacations offers the lowest available airfares, discounted hotel rates at thousands of appealing hotels worldwide, a broad selection of sightseeing excursions and activities, bonus miles for travelers through frequent flyer programs, with a best price guarantee. Travel agents are also provided attractive financial rewards such as commission on all vacation package components, including all airfares with no caps, and lucrative incentive opportunities, ongoing training and education, and superior service for travel agents and their valued clients. For general information about MLT Vacations, please visit www.mltvacations.com. For travel agents wishing to access the full scope of MLT Vacations product offerings, please visit www.worldagentdirect.com.
CURAÇAO DEEMED A HOT DESTINATION TO WATCH IN 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CURAÇAO DEEMED A HOT DESTINATION TO WATCH IN 2011 BY FODOR’S, AOL TRAVEL AND SMARTERTRAVEL
Scuba Diving Magazine Awards Island With Best Dive Operation, Best Dive Site Accolades
WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – January 24, 2011 – Curaçao is popping up on every jetsetter’s travel radar for the New Year! The colorful Caribbean island has been selected as one of the ‘Top 21 Places We’re Going in 2011’ by Fodor’s, one of the ‘Hottest Destinations for 2011’ by AOL Travel and one of the ‘Destinations to Watch in 2011’ by SmarterTravel.
Curaçao also took home two awards from Scuba Diving magazine’s “Top 100 Gold List,” for the “Best Dive Operation” (Ocean Encounters) and for the “Best Dive Site” (Superior Producer).
“Curaçao is proud and honored to be on the top destination lists of three of the world’s most respected, trusted travel news sites and one of the world’s top diving magazines,” says Curaçao Tourist Board Marketing Manager North America André Rojer. “Travelers are excited about discovering exotic, off-the-radar destinations, such as Curaçao.”
“Our new country status, hotel developments and increased airlift are helping to propel the island forward as an increasingly emerging destination for Americans.”
Fodor’s raves, “Superb Dutch colonial architecture is but one of its assets; a terrific culinary scene, Latin-meets-Caribbean vibe, rich culture, and active lifestyle–from kayaking to hiking and diving–conspire to create one of the Caribbean’s most cosmopolitan getaways.”
AOL Travel describes the Curaçao’s stunning capital as a Caribbean fairytale, adding, “The island became a self-autonomous region within the Netherlands in October 2010, and its citizens will be celebrating all year. Not that they shouldn't celebrate every year. Curacao offers exceptional diving, charming plantations (landhuizen), and eco-centric activities in its cunucu (countryside).”
Curaçao was also the only Caribbean destination on SmarterTravel’s short list that included unique, global locales such as Iceland and New Zealand, and hot spots a bit closer to home, such as New York City and Atlanta, Georgia.
SmarterTravel praises the azure-blue waters and colorful architecture of Curaçao, writing, “It's not every day the world gets a new country. But 2011 will mark Curacao’s first full year as an autonomous nation within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, adding a new chapter to the island’s rich history. Among its first orders of business is making itself more accessible to Americans and Canadians.”
USA Today, one of the top daily newspapers in the U.S., also picked up on SmarterTravel’s recommendations for travel in 2011.
Last year Curaçao was chosen as a ‘Top 10 Destination for 2010’ by Microsoft’s Bing.com, one of the hottest new search engines on the Web.
The unique island paradise of Curaçao has an ideal locale, situated between Aruba and Bonaire, just 35 miles north of Venezuela. Unlike many Caribbean islands, Curaçao enjoys a prime location on the fringe of the hurricane belt, making for a spectacular vacation any time of year.
Fodor’s, AOL Travel and SmarterTravel are top online travel resources for providing trusted travel news, deals, expert advice, as well as travel guides for destinations across the globe.
For more information or to book your trip to the island of Curaçao please visit Curacao.com.
Curaçao – a UNESCO World Heritage site – boasts an eclectic mix of history and culture that welcomes visitors to this unique island paradise. Curaçao became its own autonomous country, within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010. With its pristine dive sites, secluded beaches, championship golf and rich local cuisine, Curaçao offers a little something for everyone – from the adventure traveler to those who simply want to unwind and enjoy its perfect climate. Curaçao enjoys an ideal locale, situated in between Aruba and Bonaire, just 35 miles north of Venezuela. Unlike many Caribbean islands, Curaçao sits on the fringe of the hurricane belt, and has avoided hurricane activity for 123 years. To learn more about the island of Curaçao visit Curacao.com. To request a FREE Curaçao information package click here or call toll free 1.800.328.7222.
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Top Travel Destination for 2011
A new year brings new reasons to explore the world. And if the world is your oyster, why not
seek out the pearls? Destination set to shine in 2011 include the world's newest country (hint:
think warm, aquamarine water), a city with celebrations every day, and some far-flung countries
that will seem closer because its a port of call on the Olde School Cruise, sailing September 4, 2011 from San Juan.
It's not every day the world gets a new country. But 2011 will mark Curacao's first full year as
an autonomous nation within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, adding a new chapter to the
island's rich history. Among its first orders of business is making itself more accessible to
Americans and Canadians. So be on the lookout for the Olde School Cruise sailing to Curacao, September 4, 2011 that will put
the island's warm waters and colorful architecture a little closer to the Olde School passengers in need of a dose of
upscale Caribbean relaxation.
Winter Travel Advisory
Winter Travel Advisory
GOGO Vacations continues to monitor weather conditions that may impact flight schedules over the next few days.
For customers who have Flight and Accommodation booked that have not departed:
Contact your Travel Agent to assist you in rebooking your vacation. If a reasonable alternative cannot be found, we will work with your agent and our suppliers and do everything possible to get a refund or future credit.
If you need assistance while traveling or cannot reach your travel agent booking during normal business hours, please contact our 24/7 Sales & Support Team at 877-901-GOGO (4646).
To get the most up to date information on the status of your flights, we recommend that you refer to your airline's website before you travel to your departure airport. If your flight is cancelled, please contact your travel agent.
For up to the minute airline information, please visit the airline websites below:
Many scheduled airlines have relaxed their policies and are enabling customers to rebook at no additional cost. However, seats on future flights are extremely limited. Airline Policies including Charter and Low Cost airlines vary, so please call the airlines directly to obtain current information.
$100, 000 Fundraising Plan
Steps of Paul Coastal Cruises has a unique $100,000 Fundraising plan.
The Steps of Paul Coastal Cruises offers
The important role that Greece has played in history is widely known; philosophy, the arts, medicine and democracy. But there is a great page in the history of Christianity written in Greece. Come with us and experience up close and in comfort the places where Apostle Paul lived and preached. Now Steps of Paul Coastal Cruises has made it easy to travel through the history of Christianity with well-researched itineraries, highly educated guides, our actors and singers, all in safety and comfort. Choose from a variety of coastal cruise programs in Greece, Turkey, the Holy Lands and Italy or Charter your own Ship. Be pampered by the ship’s staff, explore new destinations, extend your holidays by choosing one of our Pre & Post cruise City Packages and gather along with other people by reaching out to each other and enjoy the joy of fellowship, this is what makes us the Cruise Line of our Hearts!
Their fundraising plan is to transform every church group cruise to a blessing for many. The church organizing a group will receive a check for :
$3500 for 25 cabins, $10,000 for 50 cabins, $28,000 for 100 cabins, $60,000 for 200 cabins and $100,000 for 300 cabins.
They offer cruises of 10, 12, and 17 days which includes Air out of New York City and free Shore excursions. Prices range from $2245 to $2999. Their Holyland cruise starts on board and their ships only holds 1000 passengers. Their personal touch service is rated 97% "Excellent" from their passengers.
For more information call Tyus Tours & Travel at 866-547-5362.
$100, 000 FUNDRAISING PLAN
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Hurtigruten Immerses Guests in History & Culture on 9-Day “Spring in Western Europe
HURTIGRUTEN’S NINE-DAY “SPRING IN WESTERN EUROPE” IMMERSES GUESTS IN
CENTURIES OF HISTORYAND CULTURE FROM LISBON, PORTUGAL, TO DOVER, U.K.
New York, NY, January 2011 – Hurtigruten’s “Spring in Western Europe” visits nine fascinating ports in as many days, including Porto, Portugal, a bustling city that retains its old world charm; Bordeaux, France, one of the world’s greatest wine regions; and the English city of Dover, famous for its chalky white cliffs. Optional excursions in each of the stops – from a visit to the Saint-Emilion & Pomeral Vineyards to independent cycle exploration in Sark – give guests the opportunity to personalize their cruising experience and start at only $30. Prices for the April 7, 2011 voyage range from $1,276 to $3,598.
Departing from Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon, built on seven hills along the shores of the River Tejo, the MS Fram sails to the city of Porto, an eclectic mix of old world charm and lively modern commerce. A short stop in Villa Garcia gives guests an opportunity to tour the stunning Galacia region before arriving in La Coruña, a Spanish port nicknamed “The Crystal City” for the glass and white facades of its harbor-facing buildings. Navigating the Bay of Biscay, the ship stops in the famous wine region of Bordeaux – a fascinating city comprised of wide avenues, beautiful parks and neo-classical architecture – before continuing on to the idyllic island of Sark and the bustling harbor town of St. Peter’s Port in Guernsey. After spending a day in Honfleur, a picturesque town on the Normandy coast, the voyage disembarks at Dover.
The optional excursions in each port provide wonderful opportunities to delve deeper into the areas visited, returning with a greater understanding of the histories and current attractions. Offerings include a tour and river cruise on a typical Rabelo Boat – traditionally used for transporting wine – in Porto, Portugal; a guided bus tour to Santiago de Compostela, a magnificent example of medieval town building; a visit to the Saint-Emilion region, including a guided tour of a local vineyard, lunch in a traditional local restaurant and a tour of the town; a walking tour of the picturesque fishing town of Honfleur, France, with a stop at the Eugene Boudin Museuml; and a tour of medieval Canterbury and its famous cathedral.
Fares include accommodation in the cabin grade of your choice; fixed transfers from the Lisbon airport to port of departure and from the Dover port to London Heathrow Airport; all meals on board, including a selection of drinks for those in suites; and a wind and water proof jacket. International flights and optional excursions are additional.
The deluxe MS Fram is named after the polar ship built and used by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen in the late 1800s -- the only wooden ship to venture out on explorations of both the North and South Poles. The modern intimate design sets it apart from other ships making port in Europe. Its size, with only 318 passengers on these sailings, allows easier access in ports and up close views of wildlife, and its deluxe status provides more of a yacht environment versus the more common mega ship experience. The ship boasts excellent conference and meeting facilities, a large glass-enclosed observation salon offering panoramic views of the outside scenery, restaurant with ocean views, wellness center with saunas, work-out room and two glass-screened heated outdoor whirlpools, a bistro, a guest bridge for viewing selected data from the ship’s bridge and a ship’s library. Its specially equipped tender lobby makes expeditions to shore in Polarcirkel boats both safe and comfortable.
Hurtigruten is a world leader in expedition cruising, sailing to the most remote of destinations including Antarctica, Greenland and the Arctic’s Spitsbergen as well as year round along Norway's coast and Europe in the spring. Additional information on all of these adventures, as well as brochures and reservations, can be obtained from Tyus Tours & Travel, 5773 Emporium Square, Columbus, Ohio 43231, 866-547-5362.
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