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CONNECTION  | August 20, 2021

A Message from Margie Jordan

VP, CCRA International

It's officially conference season! Holly and I can't wait to see you again. While we're traveling, if you need assistance, the best way to reach us is by email. We'll publish our travel schedule soon, as well as posting it in our Facebook groups.

Were you able to join our "Cruising in a Pandemic" webinar? I sat down with Alicia Steuart with Carnival Cruise, John Diorio with Virgin Voyages, and Alex Pinelo with AmaWaterways to talk about navigating through the changing regulations for cruising. We covered everything from getting on the ship to cruising for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. We even covered what happens onboard if someone tests positive for COVID-19. If you missed the webinar, you can view the recording here.

We're always adding new partners to an ever-growing list and this summer has gained some new suppliers who want to help you get creative. Looking for new ideas and ways to get your clients inspired to book their future trips? Check out the new additions and don’t forget to click on the Limited Time Offers tab as well. Need to locate a contact name or customer service number? Then visit

Live Aqua - Win 1 of 2 - 2-Night/3-Day Stays
Now through August 31st

Take a few moments to review this brief presentation on the Live Aqua brand, and discover how these lifestyle hotels will win over your clients and create memorable moments for them. Then, take the quiz at the end of the presentation for your chance to WIN!

Radisson Hotels - Win 15,000 Radisson Rewards or Business Points (value of a 1-night stay)
Now through Sept 1st

Watch a short video and discover Radisson Blu, and their featured destination Dubai. Plus learn about their exclusive travel advisor discounts and more.

Then play Agent Rewards for your chance to win!


PowerSolutions is Back October 1st in Hoboken!
via CCRA

If you're in the Hoboken area we invite you to join us for our first live event of the year. Our half-day trade show includes over 30 supplier partners, roundtables, education sessions and more!

Get Your Ticket Today
Tune into the TRUE Channel next Month!
via CCRA

Irene and Holly are back with the September TRUE training. If you missed the last 2 sessions, or have come up with new questions for them you're invited to Tune into the TRUE channel!

Register Here

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Book an Unforgettable Stay at Over 185 Properties

Grupo Posadas is the largest and leading hotel company in Mexico with 9 brands and more than 185 properties offering 24,000 rooms. Our hotel group has a strong growth history since opening its first hotel in 1970. With an aggressive development plan in recent years, almost one hotel per month and 100 additional hotels operating within the next 5 years. Our brands are Live Aqua Hotels & Resorts, Grand Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, Fiesta Inn Hotels, Curamoria Collection, Gamma Hotels, IOH Hotels, ONE Hotels, and The Explorean Discovery Resorts.

Given our leadership in Mexico and Latin America, we are committed to our values and always reflect them in the work we do. We are dedicated to our commitment to our guests, consistently creating unforgettable moments and successful stays through our world-class service.

We are a modern company that seeks to continuously adapt to the needs of the market, where innovation and tradition comes together. Our hotels are the perfect place for you to make lasting memories with your friends and loved ones and enjoy the country ́s most incredible cities and beach destinations. Each time you stay with us, we can guarantee that your experience will be truly unforgettable.
Book an Unforgettable Stay at Over 185 Properties

RateHawk a reliable partner for travel agents throughout the world RateHawk is a B2B service with a wide range of inventory and low prices tens of thousands of partners in Europe have already appreciated its advantages, and now it’s launching on the American market!

Why you will love RateHawk:

  • A huge database of travel services.1.5 million+ hotels, air tickets and transfers throughout the world for both individual and group bookings.

  • Rich functionality. A high-tech platform with a user-friendly interface, mobile app for Android and iOS, and a Chrome extension that enables you to compare prices and save money.

  • Exclusive manual pre-check service. A manual check of each booking and resolution of any errors by the hotels in advance.

  • Multilingual support 24/7. You will get answers to your questions at any time: including nighttime, the weekends and public holidays.

  • Loyalty program. You can get back up to 4% of the cost of your bookings, save up points and use them to pay for later bookings.

Try out RateHawk’s special prices for B2B clients and get a 5% discount on your first hotel booking using promo code CCRA2021. The offer is valid until 30 September 2021.
Gather Your Group for Travel with CIE Tours!

Come along with us to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Italy, or Iceland.

Are your clients wanting to travel with friends and family? How about golfing in Scotland with their college roommates, a family trip in Ireland with the grandkids, or a tour of English and Welsh castles with their book club? If you've got a group of ten or more, the group travel experts at CIE Tours will take care of all the details!

You can choose a group vacation with your own block of space on a shared coach, a private group vacation following one of our most popular preset itineraries, or create a completely customized private vacation of their dreams.

Get ideas and inspiration at our website. Call us at 1-800-223-6508.

Remind Your Clients You're Ready for Them!
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Puerto Rico's Brad Dean Named State Tourism Director of the Year
via U.S. Travel Association

Brad Dean, State Tourism Director of the Year Dean was announced as the honoree before more than 650 destination marketing professionals attending the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference, the premier annual gathering for destination and tourism leaders, held live in Los Angeles. U.S. Travel’s National Council of State Tourism Directors—a body representing the tourism offices of all states and U.S. territories—votes on the award annually ahead of ESTO.

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Global Travel Restrictions and Rules, Mapped
via TravelWeekly

Looking for a quick way to review current travel restrictions and rules? Check out this interactive, easy-to-use map.

Simply enter your travel details on the map – passport-issuing country, departure and arrival countries, and your vaccination status -- and get instant, detailed info on travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, testing rules and documentation required for travel.

This is a useful tool to keep available for your clients!

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