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National Travel Advisor Day

We believe that travel planning isn’t between places … it’s between people.

ASTA knows that travel advisors make magic happen. They’re the advocates for the traveling public. And travel advisors are thriving more than ever! On May 1, 2019, ASTA will join the nation to celebrate the true faces of travel, our travel advisors.

Holland America Line - Holland America Line is offering travel advisors US $100 in bonus commission, during May 2019, to express our appreciation for their business and loyalty to Holland America Line. Together, we can make this your Best. Year. Ever. As our trade promise states, We are Committed to Your Success!

Enterprise - To show our appreciation for your support, earn 3X Cash-In Club Points in May. Book with Alamo® Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car® or National Car Rental® and earn three times the points on qualifying rentals booked and completed May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019.

Use Promotion Code NTAD19 to register for 3X Points at

Sandals - On behalf of our Chairman and Founder, the Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, we would like to take the opportunity on National Travel Advisor Day to express our immense gratitude for your support, commitment and dedication. You’ve played a crucial role in making Sandals® and Beaches® Resorts the undisputed leader in luxury all-inclusive travel. In celebration of you on this special day, we are lifting our standard 30-day registration policy for today only!

Turn Back Time and Catch Up On Future Missed Bookings!
We want to ensure that you get the chance to register any future bookings that have passed our standard deadline. As a reminder of the current incentives available, please see the following:

1% + 1% +1% = 3%

  • 1% bonus commission for Luxury rooms
  • 2% bonus commission for Club/Concierge Level rooms
  • 3% bonus commission for Butler/Love Nest Butler Suites

The Travel Agent Incentive for Bookings of 6 Nights or More

  • Butler/Love Nest Butler Suites - $85.00 Bonus
  • Club/Concierge Rooms - $60.00 Bonus
  • Luxury Rooms - $30.00 Bonus
  • Take advantage of the exciting Points to Paradise Program, now extended through December 2019. The Industry’s most innovative program designed to reward our Travel Agents lets you earn points for every net room dollar on all commissionable bookings that have been registered on the TA Portal toward your own Caribbean escape. Remember, if you haven't registered those bookings, do so before today ends to maximize your potential for the rewards.
  • Build your relationship with your dedicated BDM and Regional Director, both of which are not only knowledgeable, but also eager to help you grow your business.

Please contact us at 1-800-48-SPECIAL for any questions. Again, another heartfelt "thank you" for being a part of the Sandals & Beaches family and Happy National Travel Advisors Day. We couldn't do what we do without you.

Carnival Cruise Lines - In celebration of National Travel Advisor Day, Carnival Cruise Line is launching WUATA Contest! Be Carnival's Most Trusted Travel Advisor as part of their yearlong Why Use A Travel Advisor program. Now through October 29th, travel advisors can get their clients to nominate them for the title of Most Trusted Travel Advisor by asking them to submit a short story on about what makes them the most rockin' travel agent around. Prizes include cruises on Mardi Gras with airfare, plus more! Here’s a flyer with information about the contest:

Hilton - Deeply-discounted rates for travel advisors at

Ponant - 5% bonus commission for advisors who sell select Latin America voyages for Ponant. The offer is the Sizzling Savings on Latin America in this flyer


  • Antarctica 4Q 2019 – Free flights on Antarctica cruises aboard MS Roald Amundsen
  • Arctic 2Q - 3Q 2019 – Onboard Credit of 9,000 NOK (approx. $1,000) per person on six sailings. Offer expires May 31

Coastal OBC on the Roundtrip Cruise (including Discovery Cruise, BGO-KKN-TRD) as well as the Cruise North/South voyages:

  • OBC of 1,800 NOK (approx. $200) per person for Northbound and Southbound
  • OBC of 3,600 NOK (approx. $400) per person for 12-day Roundtrip and 11-day BGO-KKN-TRD
  • Applicable to new, individual bookings on June to October 2019 sailings. Offer expires August 31.

Further information about these promotions and other offers can be found on our website at the following link:



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Our Advocacy Portal connects you to local and federal lawmakers so that they know travel advisors are important to the travel economy. We made it easy so you can send a letter with one click! Click here to take action.

Click below, e-sign the letter, hit send.

Letter to Congress: Travel Advisors: A Vital Part of the Transportation Infrastructure

Use #TravelAdvisorDay to share a story with your local media networks. Tell them why travel advisors are awesome! Or use our custom Letter to the Editor tool to submit a pre-written letter to your local paper in less than 2 minutes.

Click below, e-sign the letter, hit send.

Letter to the Editor: “Why should I use a travel advisor?”

Questions? Contact us.

Erika Richter Erika Richter
Director, Communications



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