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The Time Out Market Miami is one of many attractions coming soon to South Florida.

What’s New in Miami: Hotels and Attractions

In a city with an ever-changing landscape of hotels, restaurants, visitors and even some transient locals, here's just a sampling of what's new and upcoming in Miami.
The Naples Grande Beach Resort re-opens with upgrades after Hurricane Irma. (Photo courtesy of Naples Grande Beach Resort.)

The Naples Grande Beach Resort Re-Opens After Irma

After a three and a half month closure due to Hurricane Irma, the Naples Grande Beach Resort re-opens on Dec. 15 with a refreshed look and upgraded guestrooms.
The 4-story glass atrium on aboard American Song will bring the outdoors inside with unobstructed views.

American Cruise Lines Names First Ship in Modern Riverboat Series

American Cruise Lines is building a new Modern Riverboat Series and has officially announced the name of the first ship to join the fleet: American Song.
A rendering of what guests can expect at the new Disneyland Pixar Pier. (Photo courtesy of Disneyland.)

New Theme Park Fun for 2018

New adventures for families and thrill seekers are coming to a few theme parks in 2018 from the west coast to the east coast.
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KATS Program: Beyond the Wilderness

The Beyond the Wilderness Elective Module heads to Kenya’s coast, where activities such as surfing, scuba diving and skydiving abound. It’s also the place to discover unique historical sites, and sit down for a culinary feast.  
The Pleasant Holidays Mexico sale spans 250 hotels and all-inclusive resorts.

Pleasant Holidays Launches Portfolio-Wide Mexico Sale

Pleasant Holidays will end the year on a high note with a portfolio-wide Mexico Vacation Sale going on now through Jan. 31, 2018. 
New restrictions will not stop tour operators and cruise lines from taking American travelers to Cuba.

How Cuba’s New Regulations Affect Agents + Cuba FAM

The U.S. State Department announced the specific restrictions Americans will now face when traveling to Cuba, but they are not as prohibitive as tour operators and cruise lines once feared.
The 300-acre Margaritaville Resort Orlando is set to open in late 2018.

Orlando to Welcome New Margaritaville Resort

A new accommodations option will be joining the ranks of Orlando's resorts as the Margaritaville Resort Orlando sets to open in late 2018.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit takes guests on an exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila. (Photo courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.)

Exclusive Tequila Experience at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Luxe travelers will want to get in on this one. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has a new exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila.

Villas with Fabulous Vistas

With vistas like these, your clients will never want to leave these gorgeous villas.
Moms and daughters watch as their dolls get a makeover at The American Girl doll store.

A Miami Mother-Daughter Getaway with American Girl Doll

Looking to book your clients on a mother-daughter getaway? Set their eyes on south Florida with an American Girl Doll-themed vacation package exclusive to the Kimpton EPIC Miami. 
The Apple Vacations Hawaii SuperSale features perks from properties like the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay.

Exclusive Perks Available for Apple Vacations in Hawaii

Apple Vacations introduced its biggest sale of the season, making trips to Hawaii more affordable with exclusive rate reductions, free nights and daily breakfast at participating hotels and resorts.
Malin Head is one of many sites that guests will visit on Zicasso's Star Wars-inspired tour in Ireland.

Zicasso Launches Star Wars-Inspired Itineraries

Luxury travel service Zicasso has just launched two brand new itineraries celebrating the Star Wars filming experience in Ireland and Croatia—perfect for the most dedicated of fans.
WOW Air continues to expand its offering in the U.S. making European travel more affordable.

WOW Air Launches JFK Service with Promo Fares to Europe

Iceland's budget transatlantic airline, WOW Air, is coming to John F. Kennedy International Airport and making it easier for U.S. travelers to reach Europe with promotional fares as low as $99.
Hawks Cay Resort plans to reopen in 2018 after major renovations.

Florida Keys Resort Plans Major Renovations Post Hurricane Irma

Hawks Cay Resort, a 60-acre property located in The Florida Keys, is launching a renovation aimed at enhancing the overall look and feel of the resort after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma. 
The Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay is offering discounts just in time for the holidays.

Holiday Promotions at Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay

The holidays are starting early at the all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay with the property now offering discounts for stays between Dec. 23, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2018.
The Watergate Scandal Room 214 allows guests a closer look at the infamous scandal that took place there.

Stay in a Scandalous Room at the Watergate Hotel

For your clients who live for political drama or for those who just love a good scandal, the iconic Watergate...

Checking In to Travel Mart Latin America

September 2017 was Travel Mart Latin America (TMLA) time again, actually again for the 41st annual event. Here are updates from host country Ecuador and the Galapagos.
The Southwest Airlines route marks the seventh major carrier to service Turks and Caicos.

Southwest Launches Turks and Caicos Service With Promo Fare

On Nov. 5, 2017, Southwest Airlines will launch its new daily nonstop flight service from Fort Lauderdale International Airport to Providenciales International Airport in Turks and Caicos with one-way promotional fares starting at $69.
Guests at the Corinthia Palace Hotel won't be far from the action as Malta celebrates hosting 2018's European Capital of Culture.

Hotel Offers Promotion for Malta’s European Capital of Culture

In honor of Valletta—capital city of Malta—being named 2018's European Capital of Culture, the Corinthia Palace Hotel, located in nearby San Anton,...
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What’s New in Los Cabos

New hotels, new infrastructure developments, a rise in tourism numbers and a new five-point action plan to ensure a secure travel environment: Los Cabos Tourism Board's managing director, Rodrigo Esponda, gave us the 4-1-1 on what's new in Los Cabos. 
Visitors to Cancun can swim in the region’s famed cenotes.

Destinations That Shine

Ask the principals at Apple Vacations and Funjet Vacations to name Mexico’s top-selling vacation spots and the destinations that roll off their tongues are: Cancun/Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos.
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What’s Hot in the Caribbean

What’s undeniably hot right now? A panel of three experts have answers.
AmaWaterways will offer more than 50 wine-themed cruises in 2018.

What’s Trending on the Waters

The search for meaningful memories and bucket-list destinations ranks among the top trends in today’s cruise industry.
Poolside at Live Aqua.

Globetrotting: La Coleccion Resorts by Fiesta Americana in Cancun

I recently ran into three beauties while visiting Cancun. Let me introduce you to them: Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, and Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, respectively.
Poolside at the Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort.

Globetrotting: Finding Your Rhythm at Sandos Cancun

A jewel-box in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, the 213-room Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort offers an all-inclusive experience tailored for those who want a luxurious getaway with plenty of action.
Whittier, Alaska, is the gateway to Prince William Sound. (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Top-Selling Destinations

A trio of reliably top-selling destinations, say travel advisors, will continue to be top of mind in 2018.
High-end accommodations at Serenity in Saint Lucia.

Globetrotting: Serenity at Coconut Bay

“Serenity is a place where there is no ‘no,’” says CEO Mark Adams Good, because this boutique property is likely to be hosting a lot of honeymooners.
Artist renderings reveal big plans for the Le Blanc Spa Resort, Los Cabos set to open in early 2018.

Palace Resorts’ Plans For Expansion

Travel agents, tour operators and industry insiders gathered at Moon Palace Jamaica for Palace Resort's fourth annual Palace Experience Global Conference where executives shared some big news on the brand's plans for expansion.

Eye on the World: Unfiltered Cancun

Whether your clients are foodies, spa-lovers, or like to relax in luxury, there's something here to fit their needs. Take a glimpse of our unfiltered images for a peek of what Cancun has to offer.
Agents on the Pacific Holidays and TAP Airlines FAM trip will visit Kronstadt and several other Romanian cities.

Romania FAM Trip

TAP Airlines and Pacific Holidays are teaming up to bring travel agents on a FAM trip through Romania.

On Europe: The Vemex Report

Dozens of European exhibitors journeyed across the pond to attend the Visit Europe Media Exchange event and help promote what’s new for 2018 in their countries, regions, cities, attractions and services.
Outdoor spinning class is one of many activities guests can participate in to stay fit while on vacation at IBEROSTAR.

New IBEROSTAR Program Helps Guests Stay Fit on Vacation

While staying at an all-inclusive resort often involves lots of eating and drinking, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is encouraging guests to stay active while on vacation through its Fit & Fun program.
Guests can enjoy a ride on the Santa Train among many other holiday activities in Napa Valley.

Napa Valley Welcomes Visitors with Special Holiday Events

Coinciding with the height of Cabernet season, Napa Valley is hosting several events to get both visitors and locals in the holiday spirit.
The renovation of Caesars Palace's largest tower includes ten luxurious villas.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Completes $100 Million Renovation

Known for bringing luxury with a hint of aristocratic elegance to the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace Las Vegas has completed a $100 million renovation of its Palace Tower. 
Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator will include Cuba calls on their 2018-2019 sailings.

Regent Seven Seas to Add Cuba Calls in 2018-2019

After first calling on Havana in April 2017, Regent Seven Seas has announced the addition of Cuba calls to six itineraries set to sail in the line's 2018-2019 Caribbean season. 
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is one of several resorts in the Disney Springs area offering holiday discounts.

Disney Springs Hotels Offer Holiday Sale Rates

A trip to Walt Disney World during the holiday season is on the bucket list of many, and with the latest promotion from nearby Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, making that dream a reality for your clients just became a little bit easier. 
Clients can take in the views of a Confucius temple on a river cruise in Nanjing.

Nanjing Now!

Nanjing’s tourism delegation visited New York City to explain why Nanjing is an essential and accessible destination on any client tour of China. And they made an appealing case.
Dubrovnik, Croatia will be one of the stops on MSC Cruises' new Eastern Mediterranean itinerary.

MSC Cruises to Set Sail in the Eastern Mediterranean

 MSC Cruises has announced the launch of a new itinerary that will set sail in the Eastern Mediterranean in summer 2018.

11 Important Updates about Guadeloupe

Things are changing in Guadeloupe. Stay in the know with the latest news coming from the islands.
The Resort at Squaw Creek is offering 20 percent discounts to guests who book early for winter stays.

Getaways for Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Whether your clients are looking to spend some time on the slopes or enjoy other snow-filled activities, these properties and tour companies around the world are offering a variety of experiences fit for wintertime fun.
Now your clients can extend their winter vacations with Baha Mar's latest promotion.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Offers Sunshine on Sale Promotion

The Bahama's new Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is enticing guests to visit this winter with its Sunshine on Sale promotion.
Celebrity Reflection will be one of five ships sailing through Europe in summer 2019.

Celebrity Cruises Announces 2019 Itineraries for Europe

Celebrity Cruises is taking over Europe in summer 2019 with plans to send five ships to over 90 ports of call throughout the continent. 
The actors who play Victor Krum, Fred Weasley and George Weasley will be among the films' stars who attend A Celebration of Harry Potter.

A Celebration of Harry Potter Returns to Universal Orlando Resort

Call your Potterhead clients and tell them to pack up their wands and head to Florida. Universal Orlando Resort has officially announced the return of "A Celebration of Harry Potter."

Holiday Getaways in Florida

Tear your clients away from the stress that the holidays often bring by suggesting one of these Thanksgiving or Christmas-themed getaways in sunny Florida.

Report from SOTIC, Part 4: News from Nevis, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and St....

Spoiler alert: The Four Seasons will get even better, Statia is adding rooms, and stricken islands seem to be recovering faster than this reporter would have predicted.
Mariner's Resort Villas & Marina in Key Largo is one of many Florida Keys properties offering special rates.

Special Rates for Florida Keys Travel

About one month after Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys, the island chain officially reopened to visitors on Oct. 1, 2017 with several resorts offering discounted rates to encourage guests to visit the Keys.
For the first time, Walt Disney World Resort is welcoming dogs at select hotels.

Walt Disney World Welcomes Dogs at Select Hotels

For clients who can't imagine visiting "The Happiest Place on Earth" without their furry friends, Walt Disney World Resort is now welcoming guests and their canine companions at four resort hotels. 
Sebastian's On The Beach will be among the first hotels to reopen on the British Virgin Islands.

Report from SOTIC, Part 3: The Shipping News and other Tales from the Caribbean

Islands that were hit directly by the hurricanes are working to get back on their feet, and those that didn't suffer damage are offering aid to their neighbors, as well as expanding their tourism sector in important ways.
Firefighters in Napa, California continue to battle with wildfires throughout the area.

Updates on Visiting Napa Valley

Wildfires burning through Napa Valley are posing a threat to the lives and livelihoods of many residents as both the hospitality and wine-production industries have been impacted. Here's what we know now about visiting the region.
Antigua is ready to welcome guests post hurricanes

Report from SOTIC, Part 2: What’s New on Four Islands

Every country in the Caribbean was affected by the recent hurricanes—emotionally, that is. Physically, however, the overwhelming majority of destinations were unscathed. Here's the start of an update on Caribbean countries both lucky and unlucky.

Be a VIP With Oasis’ Special Agent Rates

Oasis is giving travel agents the VIP treatment with special rates and more for stays in Mexico.