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
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
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
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
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,
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;