Africa & Middle East

Africa & Middle East

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
Globus is offering new tour options in Africa.

On the Road and River in Asia & Africa in 2017

It’s challenging enough to brand a country, let alone an entire continent, but that’s exactly what Africa has in mind.

One&Only Resorts Dishes Up Gourmet Dinner Series

This fall, One&Only Resorts has invited a number of leading chefs and winemakers to collaborate on a gourmet dinner series, The Ultimate Global Culinary Adventure, taking place at several of the luxury hotel brand’s properties around the globe.

Cox & Kings Unveils Over 20 New Journeys

Cox & Kings has released its new 2017-2018 brochures featuring more than 20 new journeys over seven continents.

Qatar Announces Free Transit Visa

Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) have announced a new transit visa that allows passengers with layovers of five hours or more at Hamad International Airport (DOH) to request a complimentary transit visa.

New Air Services Take Flight

Some of the latest air services to take flight include operations to London, Tokyo and beyond.

Intrepid Travel Launches Solo-Only Tours

The stigma of traveling alone is on its way out the door with the rise of solo trips, tours and cruises tailor made for those going it alone.

Morocco’s Dar Ahlam Joins Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Morocco’s iconic hotel Dar Ahlam has joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s (SLH) portfolio.

Hotel Montefiore Launches Tel Aviv Bleisure Package

Known for its thriving start-up scene, Tel Aviv is a micro-metropolis where business travelers can pair their professional obligations during the day with decadent dinners and sunset beach sessions at night.

Hot Luxury Travel Destinations for 2017

Find out what's hot in luxury travel for 2017.

Out-of-the-Ordinary Group Tours

For an out-of-the-ordinary tour suggestion that incorporates sought-after destinations and experiential learning opportunities, while taking into account your client’s special interests such as voluntourism or religious tourism, recommend these adventure-filled vacations.

South African Airways Vacations Launches 2017 Collection Brochure

South African Airways Vacations has launched its 2017 Collection brochure featuring an expanded portfolio of more than 70 air-inclusive vacation packages to a variety of destinations throughout Southern and East Africa.

Educational Vacation Ideas

Exodus Travels is taking travelers back to school, figuratively speaking, with educational vacations available through 2017 where visitors can visit archaeological sites, participate in hands-on cooking classes and go on responsible wildlife safaris.
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort will open early next year.

An Escape From the Ordinary

Tell your clients to travel far and wide to explore exotic destinations, where the landscapes are mesmerizing and “off the beaten path” is the norm.

A “Standing Ovation” for Celebrity’s New “Far Away” TV Spot

A travel agent executive gives Celebrity Cruises' new TV spot “Far Away” a standing ovation.

Qatar Tourism Authority Opens Representative Office in New York

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is targeting the U.S. tourist market with the opening of a representative office in New York, one of the Gulf state’s fastest growing visitor source markets.

Discover Luxury on Abercrombie & Kent’s New Marco Polo Journeys

For your clients with more checks than blanks on their travel bucket lists, Abercrombie & Kent has created new limited-edition small group journeys to off-the-beaten path destinations including Papua New Guinea, Bolivia and Sri Lanka.

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