Asia & South Pacific

Koblenz, Germany.

Posted on December 29th, 2015

Emerald Waterways’ New Agent Incentive

Emerald Waterways’ is offering agents a complimentary 8-day river cruise for two when they book three Emerald Waterways European or Southeast Asia river cruises with 2016 departures.
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A Japanese garden.

Posted on December 15th, 2015

Get the 4-1-1 on Booking Tokyo & Japan

Japan, which has been re-gaining popularity with U.S. tourists lately—it won Recommend Readers’ Choice Award for Best Selling Destination in Asia and has come up as an emerging destination in USTOA’s annual survey of its members—is a stunning country that has much to offer its visitors, but if you have not experienced this Asian country first-hand, booking a vacation for your clients can get a little tricky.
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Posted on December 9th, 2015

USTOA: Positive Outlook for 2016

Listen closely to what USTOA members are saying, and you’ll be all smiles going into the holidays and into 2016. There’s a positive outlook for the coming year, with tour operator members showing strong growth this past year and going into 2016, and affirming that travel agents contribute significantly to USTOA members’ business. Let’s look at the numbers, shall we.
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On Far and High Travel's Mongolia FAM, guests have the opportunity to horseback ride in the Gobi Desert.

Posted on December 7th, 2015

Mongolia FAM

Far and High Travel is offering a 13-day Mongolia FAM trip for a group of six to 16 travelers, departing July 4, 2016.
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The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa's azul patio at sunset.

Posted on December 7th, 2015

Tech Services for the Modern Traveler

Hotels across the globe are bridging the gap between technology and traditional concierge services by offering a range of products and amenities designed to make the modern traveler’s stay more convenient.
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Avanti Destinations now offers 22 new itineraries to Asia.

Posted on December 4th, 2015

Avanti Destinations Unveils New Asia Program

Avanti Destinations just unveiled, at a press conference at USTOA, that it will now offer 22 customizable FIT vacation packages and more than 30 city stay packages in Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, with all packages featuring private guides from arrival through departure.
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The Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City.

Posted on December 1st, 2015

Starwood Hotels and Design Hotels Expand Partnership

Today, at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in France, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Design Hotels announced the company’s expanded partnership, as well as Design Hotels inception as the 11th Starwood brand.
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Avalon Waterways’ Avalon Passion and Avalon Imagery II will make their maiden voyages in Europe in 2016.

Posted on December 1st, 2015

Inaugural Cruises Launching in 2016

River cruise ships and premium ships alike are sailing on their inaugural voyages in 2016 to India, Europe and North America.
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Insight Vacations is offering a new India itinerary. (Insight Vacations)

Posted on December 1st, 2015

Asia/South Pacific: Dive Into the New Year

With many natural wonders, history, culture, and the dignified attraction of Asia overall, selling Asia and the South Pacific is not a difficult task.
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Sightseeing in Hue.

Posted on December 1st, 2015

Onsite Review: Why Vietnam Now!

The assignment is: Go find out what all this bucket-list buzz about Vietnam is; why this country is atop so many hotspot lists. Cut to the end of a 10-day trip, and the answer can start with: This is a surprising place of dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, pulsating energy and epic food.
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