In Brief

Airlines Frequent fliers: China Southern Airlines has expanded its cooperative marketing agreement with Sichuan Airlines to include full cooperation in each airline’s respective frequent flyer programs. Hotels Father’s Day special: Bal Harbour Village in Miami Beach is offering a Father’s Day ge


Airlines

Frequent fliers: China Southern Airlines has expanded its cooperative marketing agreement with Sichuan Airlines to include full cooperation in each airline’s respective frequent flyer programs.

Hotels

Father’s Day special: Bal Harbour Village in Miami Beach is offering a Father’s Day getaway package for fathers and sons, “A-Shave-and-A-Sailfish,” offering a savings of over 30 percent. Valid through Aug. 31, the package offers agents a 20 percent commission and includes two-nights in a deluxe, ocean-view room at the European-style, four-star Sea View Bal Harbour Resort starting at $156 per person, double occupancy. The package includes a half-day deep-sea charter and two 25-minute Traditional Shave Spa Treatments at The Art of Shaving Barber Spa.

1-800-447-1010; Reservations@SeaView-Hotel.com (mention code BHV-DAD).

Healthy Hiltons: Hilton Hotels has launched an in-room fitness program. The program is expected to be deployed to nearly 150 Hilton locations by the end of the year. Treadmills may either be delivered to in-house guests upon request at the daily rate of $15.00 at all participating hotels, or treadmill-equipped accommodations can be reserved in advance at an all inclusive package price by requesting the “Get Fit With Hilton” package plan code “TZ.”

1-800-HILTONS; www.inroomfitness.hilton.com.

South Africa spa: Construction has begun on a boutique spa at The Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. The five-star hotel opened last November after interior renovations. The new spa will feature seven treatment rooms and is set to open in November.

Miscellaneous

Legends discounts: Tahiti Legends, the Southern California-based tour operator and its sister company, France Legends, are offering discounts for bookings made between May 7 and June 30, 2003. The promotion is valid for travel through Dec. 31, 2004.

To make a reservation or inquire about our packages: Tahiti Reservations, 1-800-200-1213, www.tahitilegends.com; France Reservations, 1-800-586-1153, www.francelegends.com.

Agent incentives: Tahiti Legends and France Legends are teaming up with Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Orient-Express Hotels to offer travel agents a chance to win a trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. To enter, agents who book between May 15 and July 31, 2003, five nights at the Bora Bora Lagoon Resort will receive one entry into the sweepstakes. Receive an additional entry for five nights booked during the sweepstakes, with no maximum. A drawing will be held Aug. 4.

For information: Tahiti Reservations, 1-800-200-1213, www.tahitilegends .com; France Reservations, 1-800-586-1153, www.france legends.com.

Gas discounts: ResortQuest International is offering up to $50 off lodging, as a Colorado Gas Pass promotion, through Oct. 15. At certain vacation homes, villas or condos in Colorado, ResortQuest will deduct $30 on reservations of two nights; $50 on a three or more night stay. www.resortquest.com.

Pet Potty: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has set up a “pet potty” area for traveling animals. Equipped with absorbent sand, plastic bags, and a garbage can pooper scooping is required it is located outside the baggage claim area, north of the terminal, under the outside stairs.

Corporate travel: Doug Fox Travel, based in Seattle, this month expanded its Corporate Travel division at www.dougfoxtravel.com/corp to include small to mid-size corporate customers. The program has no setup fees.

Two incentive programs: For agents who book clients by June 30, Runaway and Starwood are offering special rates representing 50 percent discounts on accommodations on Maui and throughout Mexico. Runaway and Starwood are also offering a “Sunsational Savings PLUS” promotion that includes special rates at all Starwood properties in Hawaii as well as such added values as free upgrades, free room nights and free daily breakfast for two. As an incentive for agents, Runaway and Starwood are offering the “Suite” Rewards program, which is a drawing for two vacations that each include a five-night suite stay at a Starwood Resort of choice, as well as round-trip air. For every qualified booking, individual travel agents will receive one entry into the drawing. 800 622 0723; reservations@runawaytours.com.

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