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Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an, China.

No Gluten, No Problem: Pacific Delight Launches Gluten-Free Tours

Pacific Delight is launching a Gluten-Free tour series beginning with a fully escorted 17-day China itinerary, departing May 12, 2017.
Intrepid Travel’s 2017 line-up of family-themed itineraries includes a 19-day tour of Namibia and Botswana.

Family Adventures to Book This Year

When planning a multi-gen vacation, recommending activities that appeal to all ages is just as important as price and location.
A rendering of the Camellia’s Ladies Bar at the Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston Charmer: Hotel Bennett To Open on Iconic King Street

Hotel Bennett, Charleston, South Carolina’s new luxury hotel, is set to debut this fall on the iconic King Street...
The Leela properties in India offer an array of wellness options.

Pampered Souls

In places like India, Dubai, Fiji and Mauritius, there’s no shortage of serenity-inducing spas that know how to up the ante when it comes to all-out pampering.
Denali National Park. (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

What’s New in the 49th State

A few new offerings and experiences you can offer your clients traveling to Alaska.
Dragon boat race on the Elbe River.

Onsite Review: Smile, You’re in Magdeburg

We, and more than 1,100 delegates from 45 countries, were in Saxony-Anhalt’s capital city of Magdeburg for the 42nd Germany Travel Mart (GTM), the largest incoming workshop for Destination Germany hosted by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) and the Magdeburg Marketing Kongress und Tourismus GmbH.
A rendering of the Alpine Spa at the Burgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

Recharge With a Spa Escape

Although nowadays wellness vacations encompass a long list of elements, what traditionally comes to mind when you think wellness is a spa stay. And European hotels know a thing or two about creating the perfect spa escape.
Spa time at the Miramonte Resort & Spa.

Wellness Escapes

It’s a new year, and with that comes a plethora of weight-loss and fitness resolutions. Traveling does not need to equal time off from a healthy lifestyle, nor does keeping active have to mean endless hours at a hotel gym.

Cruising Japan

Getting to Japan is easy, and getting around Japan on a land tour couldn’t be more seamless, but Princess Cruises wants you to think about selling cruising to Japan.
Visit Iceland Northern Lights

From Texas to “Winterfell,” Trafalgar Has the Globe Covered

Trafalgar has introduced five new destinations and added 23 itineraries for 2017.
Old Havana Collette Travel

Cuba Dances Her Way to the Top

Can a destination be both the hottest destination and the number one emerging destination for 2017?
Agents, you can visit Iran with Flo Tours in November 2017. (Photo courtesy of Flo Tours.)

Flo Tours’ Best of Iran FAM

Agents, you can explore Iran with Flo Tours on its Best of Iran FAM itinerary Nov. 3-14, 2017.
The new entrance to El San Juan Hotel, re-opening February 2017.

El San Juan Hotel Re-Opens

El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico is scheduled to re-open in February 2017 after undergoing a property-wide renovation.

Gansevoort Turks + Caicos Ups the Ante

Gansevort Turks + Caicos, a full-service luxury resort on Providenciales, is offering a few enhancements to up the ante on it's Penthouses or Suites stay experiences.
Emirates has launched a daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FTL) and Dubai International Airport (DXB) (pictured). 

Emirates Says #HelloFortLauderdale

Earlier this month at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL) amidst great fanfare, a group of South Florida journalists, including myself, were (literally) on the ground to watch the landing of Emirates’ inaugural flight between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale. The new daily nonstop service marked Emirates’ 11th destination in the United States and the airline’s second destination in Florida, following the launch of an Orlando service in September 2015.
Guestroom at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables. (Photo courtesy of Hotel Colonnade.)

The Revamped Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables

The Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, formerly The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables, recently joined Starwood Hotel & Resorts' portfolio and completed an $18 million renovation.

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina Opens

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina, located about five miles from Duval Street, opens Jan. 12, 2017 in Stock Island in the Florida Keys.
Miramonte Resort & Spa becomes a Curio by Hilton property. (Photo courtesy of Miramonte Resort & Spa)

Curio by Hilton Adds Miramonte Resort & Spa

Curio-A Collection by Hilton announced the addition of Miramonte Resort & Spa to it's portfolio.
Poolside at the renovated Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa. (Photo couresty of Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa)

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa Debuts in January

January 2017 Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa debuts with 310 guestrooms and suites. After completing a $40 million renovation,
The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is offering a Ski Break package, featuring lift tickets to the nearby Butternut Ski Resort.

Ski and Stay a While in the Berkshires

Three renowned Berkshire County properties—Red Lion Inn, Porches at MASS MoCA , and the Hotel on North—have partnered with area ski resorts to offer Ski and Stay a While packages, including lift tickets to local family-friendly ski resorts Jiminy Peak Ski Resort and Ski Butternut.
Sunset ceremony at the Outrigger Figi Beach Resort.

Outrigger Resorts Offers New Signature Experiences Series

Outrigger Resorts is offering expanded destination-specific cultural activities, programs and amenities to connect guests with the people and culture of its beachfront destinations.
The rooftop terrace at The Poli House in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Tel Aviv Welcomes Contemporary Urban Resort

The Poli House, a contemporary urban resort located in the heart of Tel Aviv, cultural center, has officially opened after three years of renovations.
Poolside at the Palapa Royal Service Restaurant. (Photo courtesy of Paradisus Los Cabos.)

Paradisus Los Cabos Opens

Paradisus Los Cabos, an all-inclusive resort, is set to open December 23, 2016. The 350-guestroom property, formerly Melia Cabo Real, recently went through a multi-million dollar renovation to transform it into a Paradisus by Melia hotel.
Sandals' Over-the-Water Suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. (Photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts.)

Sandals Debuts Over-the-Water Bungalows

Sandals debuted it's first Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay earlier this month. In addition, Sandals announced it's plans for the development of additional Over-the-Water Suites at new locations throughout the Caribbean.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Unveils Its 2017 Travel Trends

For the first time in the company’s history, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has unveiled its picks for the top travel trends for 2017.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco’s chef Thais Rodriguez takes guests on a tour through the local San Pedro Market.

Peru’s Modern Appeal

The best of Peru isn’t just in its past.
The Reef by CuisinArt's lobby staircase.

The Reef by CuisinArt Opens in Anguilla

The Reef by CuisinArt, Anguilla’s newest luxury beachfront destination, is now open.
Fishermen in Myanmar's Inle Lake at sunrise.

On The Go Tours’ Top 5 Must-Visit Destinations in 2017

From emerging destinations to well-known hotspots, On The Go Tours has revealed its picks for the top 5 must-visit destinations in 2017.
Dream Hotel Group, A rendering of Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Long Hai, Vietnam. (Photo credit: Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa)

Dream Hotel Group Expands into Vietnam

Dream Hotel Group has signed its first hotel in Vietnam with locally owned Beegreen Group to develop Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Long Hai.
Sydney, Australia.

Celebrate NYE in Style with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

If scenes from the world’s longest fireworks display or Singapore’s Bay of Hope and Light covered in 20,000 “wishing spheres” are the kind of NYE festivities you want to flood your social feeds with, then these four, exotic InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties will serve as the perfect setting or luxurious home base.
Kadriorg Palace, built by Peter the Great. (Carla Hunt)

Onsite Review: Estonia, A Baltic Beauty

The Baltic Sea is the cool new European cruising ground.
Aerial view of Gozo Cliffs. (Viewing Malta)

Spotlight On Malta & Iceland

Sultry Malta and cool Iceland are hot ticket items for those seeking out a singular European vacation.
Maiko in Matsuo Taisha Shrine, Kyoto. (Q Sawami JNTO)

The Appeal of the Authentic

These three enticing destinations in Asia, Africa & the South Pacific are a fascinating slice of the tourism pie for clients seeking out authentic travel.
Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas.

Comic-Con Comes to the High Seas

FAN2SEA, the first-ever Comic-Con at sea, is set to take place Jan. 19-23, 2017 aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas.
Crystal Esprit with submarine.

Crystal’s Ultra-Luxury Yacht to Return to the West Indies

Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises has announced it will redeploy its ultra-luxury yacht, Crystal Esprit, to the islands of the West Indies beginning November 2017 through 2018.
MSC Cruises’ first-ever World Cruise will sail roundtrip from/to Genoa, Italy.

MSC Cruises’ First World Cruise

Sales are now open for MSC Cruises’ first-ever World Cruise, departing Jan. 5, 2019 and returning May 3, 2019.
Bahia Vik Jose Ignacio in Uruguay.

A Tale of Two Countries

Uruguay and Nicaragua are topping the charts, here's why these two countries are now trending.
Coral Reef Club in Barbados.

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, and the D.R.

Why Are They So Popular Now?
View of Mount St. Helena from Cardinale Winery.

Expect the Unexpected

These three hot destinations—California, Florida and Nevada—offer your clients more than the conventional travel opportunities.
A 300-ft.-high glacier wall on Prince William Sound. (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Onsite Review: Alaska, the John Hall Way

To say that Alaska left me hypnotized is to put it mildly. Yes, I admit it was my first time to the 49th state, so that’s going to happen with most destinations you or your clients visit for the first time, but there’s something about Alaska that resonates with visitors long after they’ve left it behind.

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