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Kornhausbruecke, the Muenster, and the old town of the Capital of Switzerland, Bern with the Alps with Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau in the back. (Photo Courtesy of Switzerland Tourism. Photo by Christof Sonderegger.)

Posted on April 9th, 2014

News from Switzerland: Hotels, Tours and More

Switzerland continues to draw growing numbers of North Americans. For example, overnights from the United States were up 4.7 percent to almost 1,600,000 in 2013.


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House Hotel Facade by Night.

Posted on April 9th, 2014

New Hotels Popping Up All Over Turkey

New hotels are popping up all over Turkey with brands like St. Regis, Hilton, Sheraton and more adding properties to the new tourist hot spot.


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Fort Lovrjenac in Croatia.

Posted on April 9th, 2014

“Game of Thrones” Tour through Croatia

The U.S. premiere of Season 4 of “Game of Thrones” TV series was this past weekend, and to complement that, Zicasso is offering the “Game of Thrones” Tour: A Unique Tour of Croatia.


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ME by Melia opens a new hotel in Milan in 2015.

Posted on April 8th, 2014

ME by Melia Set to Open in Milan

Melia Hotels International announced that a new ME by Melia property, the company’s modern and high-energy brand, will open in Milan in 2015. The hotel will be near the Corso Como at the Piazza della Repubblica.


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Dromoland Castle in Ireland  gives kids the royal treatment.

Posted on April 8th, 2014

Kids Rule at Dromoland Castle in Ireland

Dromoland Castle in Ireland gives kids the opportunity to rule by combining luxury with family-friendly activities.


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The Azamara Quest makes cruising intimate with less than 1,000 passengers on board.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

On Board the Azamara Quest

Recommend recently had the opportunity to visit the intimate 686-passenger, Azamara Quest. Though the ship isn’t a huge vessel carrying thousands of people like other cruise lines, it doesn’t skimp on any of the details.


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The Disney Magic will focus on European itineraries.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

Disney Cruise Line Adds New Sailings for 2015

Disney Cruise Line has added new sailings for 2015, exploring the Norwegian fjords, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. Disney will also be returning to the Baltic with new itineraries that include sailings from Copenhagen, Denmark to St. Petersburg, Alaska and Russia. The summer lineup for 2015 also includes cruises to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.


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Cruise Planners-American Express Travel's CEO and co-founder, Michelle Fee aboard the Azamara Quest.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

Q & A with Michelle Fee of Cruise Planners

Recommend recently had the opportunity to tour the Azamara Quest as part of a fundraiser lead by Cruise Planners – American Express Travel’s CEO and co-founder, Michelle Fee, who was also nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year. Our associate editor had the opportunity to chat with Fee regarding the importance of travel agents in the current marketplace.


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Guests kayaking while cruising on the Eclipse on the Galapagos Islands.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

Small Ship Safaris’ Family Expeditions

Small Ship Safaris offers specials on expeditions for families sailing to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Galapagos Islands.


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queen marry

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Cunard Line Announces 2015 Voyages

Cunard Line announced its 2015-2016 Voyages Programme, which includes 15 commemorative cruises and events that pay tribute to Cunard’s historical moments and celebrating its 175th anniversary.


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