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Delta Vacations Expands European Footprint With New Destinations
WHY IT RATES: Any expansion is good expansion, and Delta is adding new and desired destinations for its customers. – Rich Thomaselli, TravelPulse Senior Editor
PHOTO: Delta Vacations is ready to take you to new locations. (Courtesy Delta Air Lines)
Delta Vacations, the official vacation provider for Delta Air Lines, is now offering travel agents and their clients new vacation experiences in Austria, Italy and Spain.
Beginning this month, travel agents booking with Delta Vacations can create vacation packages for their clients in Vienna; Palermo and Catania, Sicily; the island of Mallorca, Granada and Seville.
“From millennials to baby boomers, from seasoned travelers to first time visitors, our goal is to make experiencing the very best of Europe as easy as possible,” said John Caldwell, president of
Delta Vacations. “These exciting new destinations and hotels represent growing opportunities for our travel agency partners to add value for their clients’ next European vacation.”
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Within each new destination are several popular hotel brands including Meliã Hotels and Resorts, Barceló Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Hotels and other well-known hotel chains. In all, Delta Vacations has initially added more than three dozen properties to support these new European destinations.
Among properties now available through Delta Vacations in Vienna are several deluxe and luxury hotels. These include Hotel Imperial Vienna, Le Meridien Vienna and the Ritz-Carlton Vienna. In Sicily, customers can choose from a number of hotels such as the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea and Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes in Palermo, and the Katane Palace Hotel in Catania.
Now available in Granada, Seville and on the island of Mallorca, high-end choices include the Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca; Gran Meliã Colon, Seville; and the Barceló Estepona Thalasso
Spa, Costa del Sol. Seville, Granada, Malaga and Costa del Sol are part of the regional destination of Andalucía. These cities are all served by the Malaga International Airport (AGP).
These hotels can be bundled with flights aboard Delta and its strategic partners Air France, Alitalia, KLM and Virgin Atlantic, as well as with rental cars and trip protection. Commissionable
tours and activities in some destinations are planned for later this year.
In all, agents booking with Delta Vacations can choose from nearly 800 hotels in 47 European destinations. Added to these choices, Delta and its strategic partners offer scores of daily
nonstop flights to Europe that can be accessed from across the U.S. via Delta’s convenient connecting network.
Delta Vacations offers a guaranteed Vacation Price Pledge when booking vacation packages to any of its more than 250 destinations, and more ways to earn bonus miles and earn toward Medallion status in the SkyMiles program on all Delta marketed flights — including Medallion Qualification Dollars on all fares. SkyMiles members can earn up to 7,500 bonus miles per person, in addition to credited flight miles, with a flight and hotel vacation.
Travel agents can call 1-800-727-1111 or visit www.worldagentdirect.com for more information.
SOURCE: MLT/Delta Vacations press release
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