This past December, tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association identified Iran as one of the Top 10 Off-The-Beaten Path Destinations for 2017. These days though, the buzz surrounding the country has turned from excitement to uncertainty.
Edie Rodriguez, CEO of Crystal Cruises, will host the line's annual President’s Cruise this year aboard the Crystal Symphony, when it sails from Rome to Dubai on Nov. 4.
Trafalgar has introduced five new destinations and added 23 itineraries for 2017.
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.
Outrigger Resorts is offering expanded destination-specific cultural activities, programs and amenities to connect guests with the people and culture of its beachfront destinations.
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.
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.
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.
Morocco’s iconic hotel Dar Ahlam has joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s (SLH) portfolio.
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.
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 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.
A travel agent executive gives Celebrity Cruises' new TV spot “Far Away” a standing ovation.
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.
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.
Break free from technology, if only for a week, on Intrepid Travel’s four new Digital Detox tours.
At INDABA 2016, one catchphrase that kept ringing throughout Africa’s largest tradeshow was “value for money.” While this notion could easily apply to hotels alone in South Africa (five-star lodges at less than $200 a night are just the start), value in this country goes far beyond the physical.
Israel is known for its Holy Land treasures—and rightfully so—but tell your clients that this tiny country is much more than a mecca for religious-focused travels. This country is made for visitors seeking out active exploration and cultural interactions with the locals.
Agents can save their clients up to $1,500 per couple on Collette’s recently launched Trip of a Lifetime itineraries in Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America when using the promo code BUCKETLIST.
EL AL Israel Airlines has launched discounted fares to Israel, in addition to providing families with increased savings for children ages 2 to 14, just in time for summer travel.
A honeymoon in Africa is beyond many honeymooners’ wildest dreams, but it doesn’t have to be. Imagine romancing it up in Morocco, exploring the savannahs in South Africa or living the island life in the Seychelles. The trio of tours we’ve married together for this story allow your newlywed clients to dive right into their wildest dreams.
For thousands of years, the San people, or Bushmen of South Africa, lived off of the land as hunter-gatherers, utilizing traps, throwing sticks, and bows and poisoned arrows to catch their food in the wilderness.
Why sell Israel? Just “look at the numbers,” said Eyal Carlin, director of the Southern Region for the Israel Ministry of Tourism last Wednesday at the Israel Day 2016 event in Fort Lauderdale. “2015 was the best year ever of travel from the U.S. to Israel and the trend is continuing on into 2016.”
When travelers come to South Africa, one of the highlights of the experience tends to be meeting the locals.
African Travel Inc. is offering a new agent promotion where agents can win a safari vacation for four.
Once upon a time—eons ago, actually—the South American continent was physically joined to Africa. This year we have a couple of tour companies, specialists in luxury African safaris and lodgings, who are expanding their horizons and heading West to add Latin America to their luxury travel portfolios.
It’s just after Sukkot, the 7-day Jewish harvest holiday, and the hooks holding the traditional tents are still hanging from the atrium of Jerusalem’s newest five-star hotel. Strolling through the courtyard at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem feels just as if you’re walking through the Old City, the lamps and Ottoman-style arches bringing elements of Jerusalem’s streets indoors.