Eye on the World: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Posted on March 4th, 2015

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Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, which is owned and managed by Playa Hotels & Resorts and officially opened its doors December 2014.

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Posted on March 4th, 2015

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces New President & COO

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced Andy Stuart as the new president and chief operating officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, following the resignation of Drew Madsen.

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Posted on March 4th, 2015

VIA Rail Canada Drops Rates

VIA Rail Canada is dropping their rates with new Economy fares on two of its routes—between Toronto and Vancouver aboard the Canadian, and its maritime route between Montreal and Halifax aboard the Ocean.

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Posted on March 4th, 2015

FAMs to South America

Tucan Travel is offering two FAMs to South America.

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Posted on March 4th, 2015

Bringing Americans Back to Egypt—Luxor Conference

Tour operators and journalists met this February at the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor for the Egypt Visit & Luxor Conference. On the agenda? How to bring back tourists. Safety, the unique experience of seeing the Egyptian pyramids and Luxor’s temples up-close, and the new Grand Egyptian Museum were the focus during the travel conference.

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Posted on March 4th, 2015

Newport Marriott Hotel Renovations

The Newport Marriott hotel is undergoing a $35 million renovation with an expected completion by spring 2015.

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Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Atlantis, Paradise Island, from an Agent’s Perspective

Remember those “Bo knows baseball” and “Bo knows football” ads? Bethann Platt, a corporate/leisure agent with Frosch International Travel, knows booking Atlantis, and she shed some light on things.

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Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Advice for Clients en Route to Atlantis, Paradise Island

As a longtime repeat visitor, I’ve had a lot of experience on how to manage this bigger-than-life destination. I say “destination” rather than “resort,” because Atlantis’ marketing and sales people use that term, arguing that in this case, the resort, rather than The Bahamas, is the destination. They have a point. Anyway, what follows are some tips I’ve learned over the years.

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Posted on March 3rd, 2015

The Perks of Selling Guadeloupe

Recommend’s latest program, the Guadeloupe Islands Specialist Program, created with the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board, will give you all the information you need to sell this unique destination, as well as earn rewards and benefits.

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Posted on February 25th, 2015

Viking to Sail along the Mississippi

Viking River Cruises is making its move to sail along the Mississippi River in 2017.

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Posted on February 25th, 2015

Pampered in Palm Beach

The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is offering an extravagant package—Life of Luxury.

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