Online Bookings Get Commissions Boost from Avanti

Posted on February 10th, 2015

With agent profitability in mind, Avanti’s latest boost comes with its offer to pay an additional one percent commission to travel agents booking any Avanti products or complete itinerary online from now until May 31, 2015.

In Focus: 150 Countries, One Destination

Posted on February 4th, 2015

Why is The New York Times Travel Show one of the largest trade and consumer travel events in North America? Well, let’s take a quick look at the numbers of the 10th annual tourism showcase, held Jan. 23-25, under the banner of 150 Countries, One Destination.

Africa Ups the Luxury Ante

Posted on February 2nd, 2015

Gone are the days when luxury travel meant only pampered opulence and staid leisure for the very idle rich. Welcome to Now!...when the wealthy—and not so wealthy—are out and about, reaping the travel rewards of unforgettable experiences in very far away places, complete with unexpected levels of service and comfort. Few corners of the world deliver such dividends better than the game-rich and culture-laden lands of Africa.

Tours to Argentina

Posted on February 2nd, 2015

Here's a sprinkling of tours to Argentina from U.S. tour operators.

Upscaling The Wilderness

Posted on February 2nd, 2015

Go adventuring in style amidst Latin America’s remote and celebrated natural landscapes and culture sites, including in Argentina, where Salta and its environs shine.

Tune In to Ecuador at Super Bowl XLIX

Posted on January 29th, 2015

Guess who’s a player at the Super Bowl this Sunday? Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism, up and running at the half-time advertising break to tell fans and viewers: All You Need is Ecuador.

Let’s Talk Turkey

Posted on January 28th, 2015

Turkey’s handsome red booth stood front and center at the New York Times Travel Show in New York last weekend, in one of the privileged positions allotted event sponsors.

European Capitals of Culture

Posted on January 21st, 2015

For the rest of 2015, Mons, Belgium-Wallonia and Plzen, Czech Republic, share the title of European Capitals of Culture. In fact, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the tradition of European Capital of Culture. It all began in 1985 when actress Melina Mercouri, then Greece’s minister of culture, and her French counterpart, Jack Lang, came up with the idea of designating an annual Capital of Culture to bring Europeans closer together by highlighting the richness and diversity of European cultures.