August, 2017



Dear Valued Travel Partner,

At Royal Caribbean, we are committed to supporting and rewarding our valuable travel partners. If you haven’t already, be sure to take advantage of Royal Caribbean’s Travel Agent Friends & Family Rates. Every week, we update these sailings exclusively for you, in appreciation of all you do to support Royal Caribbean. Take a look now for special Travel Agent sailings!

Come Seek
Hurry while reserved rate space is available!
Check out the latest exclusive sailings!

Loyal To You Always 9 Years Running Best Sales and Service Royal Caribbean

*Rates Subject to Availability. Prices are subject to change at anytime. Travel Agent Friends & Family Rate program is valid for new, individual bookings only. Not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, Crown & Anchor Discounts, Shareholder Benefits or Next Cruise offers, promotions, or benefits. Travel Agent Friends & Family Rate program is not available to groups. Travel Agent Friends & Family Rate sales are commissionable. Travel Agent Friends & Family Rate program is available to be booked through call center or any trade booking channel. Visit for the list of eligible sailings, updated every two weeks. Travel Agent Friends & Family Rate program is not available through our consumer website, to International Representatives, or globally. Reduced rate space is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time with, or without notice. Royal Caribbean International reserves the right to add, change or modify reduced rate conditions at any time, without notification. Travel Agent Friends & Family Rate program should not be advertised or publicly promoted by travel agencies. Other restrictions apply. This reduced rate program is only available to agencies inside the United States and Canada. Government taxes and fees are additional. All rates are in US Dollars. Features vary by ship

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Join us to learn about the latest and greatest Starwood Hotel Group has to offer. Keep up-to-date on their multi-million dollar renovation investments and re branded properties, as well as new hotel and resort names. Explore the unique mixture of property types and how to successfully sell and maximize our incentives.

August 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm CST

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Excellence Resorts

Coming soon: The new face of an all-time favorite
The Excellence Punta Cana we know and love is currently undergoing renovations to renew the property for an even more luxurious experience. The upgrades include complete renovations of the suites, restaurants, and bars plus new suite options including amazing Suites with Private Pools. Even the Excellence Club is improving, with a new Lounge, brand-new private restaurant, and two exclusive swimming pools.

The renewed Excellence Punta Cana reopens on November 1st. Send your clients to be among the first to explore the upgraded experience with up to 32% off travel through 12/23.1 This is one indulgent refresh they will not want to miss.

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Tax Free Spree
Freedom Sale
Help make your clients’ summer daydreams come true with our amazing Super
Splash Sale – up to $3000 in overall value – now extended through August 21st.
This includes Norwegian’s Free At Sea offer, up to $500 in onboard credit plus $50 deposits are back! Heat up your business this summer with our limited-time sale. 

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Learn all about Japan in our new webinar!


Join us on August 22 at 2:00 EST to learn more about our Cultural Treasures of Japan tour. This is a very hot destination and one that will certainly interest your clients. In the webinar, we will showcase some highlights and take you through the incredible experiences to be had on this amazing tour.

Don’t forget, the more you know, the more you can sell with confidence!

Discover the Cultural Treasures of Japan
Join us Tuesday, August 22 at 2:00 EST

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Unable to attend at the scheduled time? Register now, and you will be able to view the archived session as soon as it becomes available!

Collette gives you More

More Peace of Mind ● More Expertise ● More on Tour
More Flexibility ● More Caring

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Booking Window: August 11 – 14, 2017
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Save 10% off when you book a 2018 Globus Vacation to Europe!
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$299 Airfare AND save $2,500 on select 2018 Europe River Cruises!
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2018 Early Booking Discount: 2-for-1 cruise plus international air discounts!* Book your river cruise before October 31, 2017 to receive a $100 shipboard credit** per stateroom.
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Receive up to $100 Onboard Credit on Select Sailings
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Choose from 600+ Cruises and Receive: Signature Beverage Package, Dinner in the Pinnacle Grill, Free or Reduced Fares for 3rd/4th Guests (taxes, fees and port expenses are additional) and a 50% Reduced Deposit.  BONUS OFFER FOR SUITES: $200 Onboard Credit! 
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Travel Leaders Network EXCLUSIVE OFFER:  Receive a $200 GIFT CARD on Select Silversea Voyages!
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Book Early to Save Your Clients 5% on ALL 2018 Guided Vacations.
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Essential Maintenance Work:
Booking Websites

August 10, 2017


Dear travel partner,

Last week, we went through a series of maintenance issues which impacted your access to our websites. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

We are well advanced in implementing the corrective actions following last week’s issues to ensure our websites remain fully functional. As a result, we will carry out essential maintenance work to upgrade our software.

Please note that the TravelBound booking websites ( and will not be available during the following times:

From: Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00 P.M ET/7:00 P.M. PT 

To: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 6:00 A.M. ET/3:00 A.M. PT

Followed by:

From: Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. ET/9:00 A.M. PT

To: Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 4:00 A.M. ET/1:00 A.M. PT

Therefore, the TravelBound websites, and will be entirely unavailable and you will not be able to access booking information during the above times.

If you do have questions, please contact your TravelBound representative:

Alejandro Dejesus

Favorite Destination: Italy

Kind regards,

The TravelBound Team


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We wanted to provide you all with a quick update on a partnership we have been working on with Lyft, a ride sharing company. This is exclusive to Apple Vacations as tour operator, and a way to provide you and your clients with some more travel discounts. Lyft has provided us with a unique code (APPLEVACAY), or a link to make downloads easier. First time users using our code will receive $5 off their first THREE rides. If you are familiar with the platform there are dozens of promo codes, but they only offer $5 off of one ride.

This program is designed to help you and your clients get to the airport and home after travels. However, you are welcome to download it and use the discounts at any time. The promo code is valid throughout the entire Untied States, and not limited to airport rides.

Be sure to spread the word, and give us any feedback you may have on the new partnership.


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A Note from Adolfo


Ten years ago, I remember August as a month where business slowed down and relaxation ruled. While there sure are merits to taking time off, today’s consumer doesn’t want to stop shopping during one of the hottest months of the year. Providing response-driven value is something that is sure to set you apart from the pack as a travel agent. With 24/7 connection capabilities, you have the ability to leverage your value as a trusted professional by maintaining timely follow up with your clients. Being at the ready to answer your client’s call or email may make the difference not only in your month’s earnings, but your earnings with them down the road as well. Here’s to a successful summer
wrap-up – you guys rock!

– Adolfo


AMP UP Commission Challenge is Underway!

We think you ROCK so much that next month we’re giving you the opportunity to choose what you earn! With our “AMP Up Commission Challenge” your agency can earn higher commission percentages on bookings made from September 1-30, 2017. The promotion offers you the ability to increase your commission rate up to 15% for qualifying bookings made during September. Once you register, we’ll review your agency’s eligibility and send a confirmation notice to the authorized agency representative. Check out this special video Adolfo recorded for you by clicking here. For
FAQ and complete terms and conditions related to this promotion, visit

Carnival Paradise Makes First Call in Cuba

On June 30, Carnival Paradise arrived in Havana, Cuba, marking Carnival Cruise Line’s first-ever cruise to the picturesque island destination! The 2,052-passenger vessel – the largest cruise ship ever to call at Havana – departed Port Tampa Bay on our inaugural voyage to Havana, the first of 12 four- and five-day sailings to the centuries-old Cuban capital. All cruises feature a daytime and overnight call in Havana to provide vacationers a rare and exciting opportunity to explore this fascinating destination. Four-day cruises feature Havana, while five-day voyages add a stop in Cozumel or Key West. Click here
to check out a video that highlights our first-ever cruise to Cuba.

Travel Partner of the Month:
Kelly Brewer
Cruise Planners

Kelly Brewer is a top Carnival selling Cruise Planner franchise owner – and it’s only a part time gig for her! She sells cruises from her home office in Lowell, Arkansas and has built her business up through repeat clients and word of mouth referrals. This year she even added a new associate to grow further! A sales superstar, Kelly is great at creating strong client relationships thanks to her humble personality, friendly demeanor and ever-present patience. She even goes the extra mile for them by printing and laminating their documents and luggage tags. It may cost a bit more, but it goes a long way! Also part of her success is a love for the Carnival product itself – she knows it well
which helps her sell it well. In fact, she and her husband recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on their 25th Carnival cruise aboard Carnival Vista!

Mike’s Selling Tip of the Month: Fundraising Groups

Affinity group cruising is some of the most lucrative business out there for travel agents. And fundraising groups offer an amazing opportunity to bring like-minded people together. You truly never know what people are looking to do in this area until you ask. Church groups and civic organizations such as Kiwanis or the Rotary Club are always raising money for worthy causes. When you add in a bucket list item like a cruise to help them do it, the results are a win-win for everyone! Learn more about Carnival’s amazing fundraising group program with my latest Mike’s Mic podcast featuring Senior Business Development Director Alicia Steuart, who is a true subject matter expert on the topic!
Click here to listen in.


What better way to celebrate summer than with a refreshing Mango Margarita? This recipe will remind you of the sun and fun of your last Carnival cruise and put you (or your clients!) in vacation spirits in no time fast! It’s a delicious twist on the classic margarita – straight from Carnival’s mixology team! Click here to learn how to make this delicious beverage.

Did You Know? Solar Eclipse Celebrations Onboard

Have clients sailing with Carnival from a U.S. home port on August 21? If so, be sure to let them know they’ll be able to enjoy the total solar eclipse taking place that day while onboard! Carnival will host eclipse gatherings or sail aways depending on the ship and itinerary. During these events, our team will explain what a solar eclipse is and host a Solar Sun Dance Competition directly before the eclipse. They’ll also pass out solar eclipse viewing glasses to all in attendance. Information will be provided in the Fun Times newsletter. In the meantime, as their rock star travel agent, you’ll be set to provide them with this information well ahead of time!


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EBB Foundational Sale

Up to 65% off their 2018 beach getaway
The early bird gets the beach. For a better price. That’s especially true during our 2018 Early Booking Sale, when your client’s save up to 65% off travel to Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, or the Caribbean. Plus enjoy peace of mind with our Best Price Guarantee for only $15 per person.1

These amazing savings and Best Price Guarantee are only available when you book your early bird’s beach vacation by 8/17 for travel 12/28/17 through 4/2/18. And to seal the deal in time, be sure to mention our payment plans to make their 2018 planning even easier.

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