The Mandarin Oriental, Singapore is offering a restorative Time to Spa package designed to relieve travel fatigue.
Travel Bound has launched its new Beach Collection 2016 and is offering vacation incentives to agents who make a booking from any of the featured destinations.
Japan, which has been re-gaining popularity with U.S. tourists lately—it won Recommend Readers’ Choice Award for Best Selling Destination in Asia and has come up as an emerging destination in USTOA’s annual survey of its members—is a stunning country that has much to offer its visitors, but if you have not experienced this Asian country first-hand, booking a vacation for your clients can get a little tricky.
Listen closely to what USTOA members are saying, and you’ll be all smiles going into the holidays and into 2016. There’s a positive outlook for the coming year, with tour operator members showing strong growth this past year and going into 2016, and affirming that travel agents contribute significantly to USTOA members’ business. Let’s look at the numbers, shall we.
Avanti Destinations just unveiled, at a press conference at USTOA, that it will now offer 22 customizable FIT vacation packages and more than 30 city stay packages in Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, with all packages featuring private guides from arrival through departure.
Today, at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in France, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Design Hotels announced the company’s expanded partnership, as well as Design Hotels inception as the 11th Starwood brand.
The assignment is: Go find out what all this bucket-list buzz about Vietnam is; why this country is atop so many hotspot lists. Cut to the end of a 10-day trip, and the answer can start with: This is a surprising place of dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, pulsating energy and epic food.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is sporting a new look under the helm of a new CEO for its 25th anniversary year.
Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) just announced new leadership to its Liberty Travel and GOGO Vacations brands.
Satoyama Experience provides guided walking and cycling tours highlighting the Japanese countryside and arts and culture scene in the cities of Hida and Takayama—both of which are located in the landlocked Gifu Prefecture in central Japan approximately 4.5 hours away from Tokyo by train.
Tucked away in the rural Agatsuma District of the Gunma Prefecture in Japan is Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan, a modern ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) offering a quiet retreat roughly three hours away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.
Travel industry veteran Mike Bonner joined One&Only Resorts’ team as the newly appointed vice president of marketing last month after working for more than two decades in various sales and marketing positions at well-recognized cruise and hospitality companies, including Celebrity Cruises, Maybourne Hotel Group, and most recently, Silversea Cruises.
On Kensington Tours’ new Vietnam Mountains & Southern Islands tour, guests travel from the rice paddies in Vietnam's mountainous countryside to tropical beaches stretching along the country’s southern coastline while staying in an array of unique accommodations, including eco lodges and traditional junk boats.
High-end travel agents whose clients expect an upscale vacation regardless of their rustic surroundings will rejoice over Frontiers International Travel’s new 44-day Ultimate New Zealand Adventure + Hawaii itinerary.
Recommend attended the VISIT JAPAN Travel & MICE Mart 2015, which took place Sept. 25-27 at Tokyo Big Sight, as well as the JATA Tourism EXPO Japan, which took place Sept. 26-27.
Marriott Hotels has collaborated with Samsung Electronics America to launch VRoom Service, a new virtual reality travel experience.
As more vacationers catch on to the idea of volunteering for a part of or for their entire vacation, an increasing number of travel companies are creating unique ways for travelers to lend a helping hand, and good news for agents, they're all agent commissionable.
Two international hotels, The Kiroro in Hokkaido in Japan and the Great Northern Hotel in England, are joining Starwood’s new Tribute Portfolio brand.
The Quintessential Collection Vietnam is offering ultra-affluent individuals and couples the opportunity to tour five upper-echelon hotels in the Southeast Asian country with the Quintessentially Vietnam holiday package, with rates starting at $19,358 pp.