This summer, Insight Vacations is taking guests of its Country Roads of Ireland, Natural Wonders of Iceland and Highlights of Spain journeys to Winterfell, Dorne, Castle Black, and other filming locations featured in HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”
In addition to tasting local cuisine, visiting a medieval-themed Christmas market and taking part in an opening musical reception in the quaint town of Quedlinburg, guests of this year's Germany Travel Mart were invited to experience the 1,200-year-old city in eastern Germany through culturally enriching activities, including walking tours, bike tours and cultural programs.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched a new brand featuring a global collection of unique and independent stay experiences.
Many clients heading to Europe want to tour their chosen destination or destinations at their own pace. Yes, many tour operators offer such diversity in their product offerings, including customized tours, that agents are sure to find something to suit their clients’ needs, but there are, as you know, those clients who insist on vacationing on their own. That said, many travelers are a bit wary of renting a car and heading into the unknown, but Jeff Coggin, assistant v.p. of travel agency sales, Enterprise Holdings Inc., has quite a few tips that are sure to, as he says, “remove customer barriers to renting internationally.”
Sceptre is offering the biggest agent commissions in the company’s history in honor of its 35th anniversary.
Tribute Portfolio, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels, is making its France debut with the addition of the Le Metropolitan hotel and the nearby Le Dokhan’s hotel in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris.
Journese, a member of Pleasant Holidays' portfolio of luxury brands, has launched its Exclusive Perks campaign offering agents the opportunity to extend their clients a range of value-added amenities, from resort credits and complimentary nights to spa treatments and complimentary cabana use at select premier resorts.
Whether it's building a naturally powered ship with the largest guest capacity in the world or utilizing the latest technology to satisfy guests' needs, there's no shortage of innovations coming from the Genoa-based Costa Group, whose Costa Cruises line, interestingly enough, began as a party cruise—it's come a long way, baby.
JetBlue’s seasonal nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) began Jan. 14 and will operate through May 1.
To mark its 50th anniversary, Butterfield & Robinson dipped into its archives and pulled a few itineraries to use as the inspiration for new journeys.
For Outdoor Journeys, Central Holidays’ active vacations brand, authenticity is one of many key components necessary to providing the type of active travel experience guests will want to write home about and experience again...and again.
Delta Vacations has added new commissionable cooking classes and walking tours in Italy to its product line, noting continuous year-to-year growth in sales of tours and activities in Italy and throughout Europe.
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.
AC Hotels by Marriott recently announced its plans to open 22 new design-led hotels around the world in 2016.