The Middle East


Posted on March 4th, 2015

Bringing Americans Back to Egypt—Luxor Conference

Tour operators and journalists met this February at the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor for the Egypt Visit & Luxor Conference. On the agenda? How to bring back tourists. Safety, the unique experience of seeing the Egyptian pyramids and Luxor’s temples up-close, and the new Grand Egyptian Museum were the focus during the travel conference.
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A weaver working on a Turkish towel.

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Turkish Delights by INCA

Turkey’s a personal favorite destination, one treasured for its ancient sites in spectacular locations, marvelous food, souks and boutiques full of irresistible crafts. Over the years, I’ve shopped ‘till I dropped for carpets, copper and ceramics, tiles, saffron and tribal jewelry—you name it. What I never thought to look for were Turkish towels, until talking with the experts at California-based International Nature & Cultural Adventures (INCA).
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Alexander+Roberts’ Alexander the Great.

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

“Ahlan wa Sahlan” Says Egypt’s Welcome Sign

In culture, beauty and hospitality, Egypt has historically been a destination fit for pharaohs. But millenniums later—2015 to be precise—is it fit for tourists? Well, there seem to be a lot of people in the tourism industry who think so, particularly the U.S. tour operators who are back at the job designing itineraries to meet the increasing demand for travel to a country on everyone’s bucket list.
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Travelers can now apply for a Travel Visa on Arrival for unto 30-day visits to India.

Posted on December 10th, 2014

Tourist Visa on Arrival to India

Travelers can now apply for a Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) by the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for travel to India.
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Tunsair offers 5 percent commission.

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

Tunisair Offers Agent Commission

Tunisair is offering agents 5 percent commission on published fares.
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Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, unveils the Canopy by Hilton new lifestyle hotel concept at Hilton Worldwide's Global Partnership Conference.

Posted on October 20th, 2014

Canopy by Hilton: A New Lifestyle Brand

A hotel that brings the local culture into the property from the decor to the art work, to the beer and wine, and even the entertainment is what you’ll find with Hilton’s new brand, Canopy by Hilton, which was unveiled last week at Hilton Worldwide's Global Partnership Conference. According to hotel principals, this lifestyle brand will be affordable, fun, lively, and very high tech.
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Posted on October 15th, 2014

Jet-Setting Escapes

Jet-setting could be the definition of high-end travel. After all, skipping the hassles and crowds at the airport is motive enough to fly on a private jet. We've rounded up three jet-setting escapes that will whisk your clients away in luxury, whether it's coast-to-coast in Florida, or exploring abroad.
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UniWorld's Colonial Suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II.

Posted on October 9th, 2014

Uniworld’s New India Itinerary

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced the newest addition to its collection of cruise itineraries—India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges—traveling from New Delhi to Kolkata and debuting in January 2016.
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Cox & Kings offers a luxurious Royal India tour.

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Who is Today’s Luxury Client?

Three tour operators give us their insight and an out-of-this-world tour made specifically for the luxury client.
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Insight Vacations offers four new Egyptian itineraries.

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

Insight Vacations’ New Egyptian Tours

Insight Vacations' new Egyptian tours, which debut in 2015, but are already available for booking, will explore Egypt's most iconic and fascinating sights.
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