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Riga, Latvia.

Posted on April 12th, 2016

Baltics Jewish Heritage FAM

Sophia’s Travel is offering a Baltics Jewish Heritage FAM from May 5-13 highlighting Jewish heritage in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
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panoramic-ketchikan-floatplane-exploration-KE21-mosaic

Posted on April 7th, 2016

Cruise Your Way With Customizable Shore Excursions

There’s no shame in being a choosey cruiser when it comes to shore excursions. In fact, several cruise lines are letting guests take the wheel, with the help of a trip planner, and customize their own land tours.
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The Celebrity Silhouette on the River Ems.

Posted on April 6th, 2016

Get Your Bottom Line in Ship Shape

Agents, you should have these recently launched cruise incentives, resources and tools on your radar. So we’ve rounded up a few bits of news to make sure you're up-to-date.
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Starwood stockholders are meeting on April 8 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Connecticut to vote on the Marriott-Starwood merger agreement.

Posted on April 1st, 2016

Anbang Withdraws Billion Dollar Bid for Starwood

Anbang Insurance Group Co. has withdrawn its non-binding proposal for billion-dollar hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. citing market constraints.
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Suncadia, a Destination Hotel.

Posted on March 31st, 2016

Hotels for Foodies

For every guest, whether foodie or not, food plays a big part in their vacation satisfaction.
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Posted on March 31st, 2016

Take to the Road with Enterprise

Many clients heading to Europe want to tour their chosen destination or destinations at their own pace. Yes, many tour operators offer such diversity in their product offerings, including customized tours, that agents are sure to find something to suit their clients’ needs, but there are, as you know, those clients who insist on vacationing on their own. That said, many travelers are a bit wary of renting a car and heading into the unknown, but Jeff Coggin, assistant v.p. of travel agency sales, Enterprise Holdings Inc., has quite a few tips that are sure to, as he says, “remove customer barriers to renting internationally.”
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Six Viking Longships were christened last month in Amsterdam.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Onboard Review: Viking Celebrates Agents

Testament to the growth of and rising interest in river cruising, Viking River Cruises put six more of their Longships into European river service last month.
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Palace restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Onsite Review: Dining Through the Holy Land

It’s just after Sukkot, the 7-day Jewish harvest holiday, and the hooks holding the traditional tents are still hanging from the atrium of Jerusalem’s newest five-star hotel. Strolling through the courtyard at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem feels just as if you’re walking through the Old City, the lamps and Ottoman-style arches bringing elements of Jerusalem’s streets indoors.
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Valencia’s Central Market is open daily.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Onsite Review: Lovely Valencia

Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, after Barcelona and Madrid, has plenty of cultural and family-friendly activities, as well as great eats.
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The Tres CerveZa’s microbrewery.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Onsite Review: Hyatt Ziva Cancun

In the rapidly expanding world of all-inclusive resorts Hyatt Ziva Cancun is finding new ways to up the all-inclusive ante.
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