Six Months Into USTOA’s “Year of Engagement”

Posted on July 18th, 2012

Recently, editor Rick Shively conducted a phone interview with Terry Dale, president of the United States Tour Operator Association, and talked about the USTOA executive’s first mid-year report.

Editor’s Notes: July 2012

Posted on July 5th, 2012

The phrase “experiential travel” has almost become a cliche in the industry because it’s been bandied about so often over the past few years.

A Taste of Tradition in Eastern Europe

Posted on July 2nd, 2012

Cuisine and culture are an intrinsic partnership in virtually every aspect of travel and all the more so in the more traditional countries of Eastern Europe such as Bulgaria, Poland and Romania—all of which, appropriately enough, helped feed the “melting pot” of America.

Letter from the Editor: June 2012

Posted on May 29th, 2012

Welcome to the “bank,” or what we refer to as our annual Destination Weddings & Honeymoons issue, where you can withdraw information that can help you cash in on the $53.3 billion wedding industry and the $6 billion honeymoon industry.

The Honeymoon Artists of Artisans of Leisure

Posted on May 29th, 2012

Artisans of Leisure is a tour company that’s known for taking honeymoon packaging to the next level, an unforgettable and unmatchable blend of romance and cultural adventure with a focus on luxury and “just for us” travel.

Romance on Land and Sea

Posted on May 29th, 2012

Let’s be honest, most honeymoon cruisers aren’t counting on solitude—it is, after all, a cruise—one ship, lots of people. Truth is, though, couples can find significant “just you and me time” on board—champagne breakfast in bed, a couple’s massage, or candlelit dinners on the verandah.

Fairytale Honeymoons in Europe

Posted on May 24th, 2012

There’s no more romantic place to start off married life together than in the timeless, fairy tale cities of Europe and the spectacular coastline resorts on the Mediterranean and the Adriatic.

Posted on May 3rd, 2012

Welcome

Posted on May 3rd, 2012

With literally thousands of years of history, myriad exotic cultures, breathtaking temples and palaces, and a diverse geography that runs from the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas, to the lush jungles and massive rivers that run as much on myth and legend as they do on the headwaters that feed them, there’s no doubt that India enthralls both the first-time visitor and well-heeled traveler.