Ship Ahoy: 235 Years Later, La Fayette’s Hermione Once Again Sails into U.S. Ports

Posted on May 26th, 2015

In 1780, Marquis de La Fayette sent the tall ship Hermione, the Frigate of Freedom, to General George Washington with full French aid. Their united forces are credited with having turned the tide of the American Revolutionary War. At this moment an exact replica of La Fayette’s Hermione is en-route to the United States, sailing transatlantic to Yorktown, Virginia from Port-de-Barques at the mouth of the Charente River near Rochefort in the Poitou-Charentes region of France.

USTOA Releases its Spring 2015 Packaged Travel Index

Posted on May 21st, 2015

USTOA has released its spring 2015 Packaged Travel Index and it reveals that there's been an increase in travel spending by survey respondents this year of 8.3 percent and more have already booked travel this year—34 percent compared to 26 percent in the fall of 2014.

Magic Kingdom Open for 24 Hours

Posted on May 14th, 2015

To launch the traditional start of summer vacation season and as part of its Coolest Summer Ever celebration, Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort will open for 24 hours nonstop May 22-23, from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m., over Memorial Day Weekend.

Travel Bound Launches Road Show

Posted on May 8th, 2015

Travel Bound, which sells exclusively to travel agents, has launched a road show series of events in major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada in partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group.

Groups Promotion with MSC

Posted on May 8th, 2015

To show its appreciation to travel agents, MSC Cruises is offering 18 percent flat commission for group bookings–staterooms of eight or more.

Dan Hotels

Posted on May 1st, 2015

With 14 hotels throughout Israel, more than 3,800 rooms in total, Dan Hotels is a powerhouse in Israel, one of the most popular destinations with U.S. travelers.

Andalucia

Posted on May 1st, 2015

“The real Spain.” That’s what Antonio Martin Machuca, international marketing director, Andalucia Tourism Board, says comes to travelers and travel agents’ minds when they think of Andalucia (Andalusia).

Exclusive Group Travel

Posted on May 1st, 2015

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of this startup tour operator that debuted last year selling vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico, and which is headed by industry veteran Steve Gorga—he’s CEO and president—and was founded by Elyse Elkin. But we wanted to know what made them so “exclusive” and why “group” when they also sell FIT.

Starwood Introduces Tribute Portfolio Brand

Posted on April 16th, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today introduced Tribute Portfolio, the company’s 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels.