Europe

Airberlin's weekly non-stop flights from Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Francisco begin next summer.

Delta and Airberlin Expand North American Presence

Delta Air Lines and airberlin are expanding their presence in North America with new services launching next year.

New Crystal River Cruise Itineraries Are Open for Booking

Crystal River Cruises’ new itineraries for its 2016-2018 season are now open for booking.
The Alpina Gstaadis is nestled on five acres in Oberbort in the heart of the Bernese Alps.

A Flurry of Unforgettable Ski Experiences

This ski season brings a flurry of unforgettable ski experiences including a luxurious stay at a mountain resort in California, a ski safari in the Swiss Alps and a ski trip in the French Alps that includes a shopping excursion in Italy.
Artisans of Leisure's Culinary Tour of Japan features cooking classes and behind-the-scenes tours of bakeries, wineries and orchards. (Photo credit: Artisans of Leisure)

Culinary Travel Gets the Artisanal Treatment

Artisans of Leisure has announced 12 new culinary tours for 2016. The customized private tours offer food-focused travel and unique gastronomic experiences in locations such as Japan, India, Mexico and Sicily.
Jeff Clarke, president & CEO, Travel Impressions.

Travel Impressions: Going All Out for 2016

"What is our relevance in the marketplace?" That's what Jeff Clarke, president and CEO of Travel Impressions, asked a ballroom full of travel consultants earlier this morning during Travel Impressions' Best of the Best general session.

Q&A With Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s New CEO Filip Boyen

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is sporting a new look under the helm of a new CEO for its 25th anniversary year.
The Vatican in Rome

Travel Bound Groups Launches New E-Booklet Featuring Faith-Based Tours

Travel Bound is targeting the religious group market segment with the launch of Travel Bound Groups’s new e-booklet featuring pre-packaged, faith-based tours.

Allianz Global Assistance: Statement on Travel Insurance Coverage for Trips to Paris

Dan Durazo, Allianz Global Assistance's director, communications, USA has shared the following information and statements regarding travel insurance for upcoming trips to Paris in the wake of last Friday's tragedy.
The walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Avanti Reveals 2016 European FIT Tours

Avanti Destinations released its 2016 Essence of Europe brochure on Monday, and we’re excited to let you in on what the FIT tour operator has in store for the new year.

Eye on the World: Valencia, Spain

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to travel to Europe for the first time. For my first rendezvous with Europe, I had the opportunity to explore Spain—specifically Valencia—as a guest of the Tourist Office of Spain.

Festive Holiday Hotel Packages

Your clients can wrap the gifts of merriment, indulgence and relaxation this holiday season with these festive holiday hotel packages.
The highlight of MIR Corporation's new Russian Winter Wonderland tour is a lavish New Year’s Eve Czar's Ball in Catherine’s Palace.

MIR Corporation’s Russian Winter Wonderland Tour

MIR Corporation is heralding in the New Year with its new Russian Winter Wonderland tour.

Baglioni Hotels Bring An Unforgettable Italian Touch

What began as a gratifying challenge for Roberto Polito, founder of the luxury Italian hotel company Baglioni Hotel Group, later became his life’s work.
CroisiEurope’s Christmas on the Loire holiday cruise includes a special Christmas Eve dinner in the Loire Princesse Restaurant. (Photo credit: Haubtmann)

Celebrate Christmas Aboard CroisiEurope’s MS Loire Princesse

Celebrate six days of the most wonderful time of the year aboard CroisiEurope’s MS Loire Princesse and receive a special $917 discount when traveling with a companion.

Major Cruise Lines Announce 2016/2017 Itineraries

AmaWaterways, Crystal Yacht Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, SeaDream Yacht Club and Windstar Cruises have all announced new itineraries scheduled for their upcoming cruise seasons.
Reservations for Silversea Cruises' new Silver Muse vessel opened this Monday. 

Reservations for Silver Muse Are Now Open

Reservations for Silversea Cruises' new 596-passenger Silver Muse luxury ship opened this Monday.
European Waterways and Silversea Cruises early booking discounts on 2016 cruises end Dec. 31 and Dec. 10, respectively. 

Early Booking Discounts

Silversea Cruise and European Waterways are both offering early booking discounts on 2016 cruises.

England’s Cumbria Lake District

In the November issue, Deserae del Campo wrote a first-hand review of Manchester, England. During her time there, she also visited England's Cumbria Lake District. Here's a quick take-away from her day trip to this area of England.
New and returning Country Walkers' guests can save up to 10 percent on all 2016 trips, including the new Slovenia: Julian Alps to the Adriatic guided walking tour.

Country Walkers’ 2016 Savings and Tours

Country Walkers is offering up to 10 percent in savings on all 2016 tours for bookings before Dec. 15, 2015 using the promo code PRESS.

Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

At the edge of Western Europe lies one of the longest coastal touring routes in the world—Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way—a 1,553-mile-long stretch of rugged coastline dotted with beaches, harbors, headlands and quaint towns and villages that beg to be explored.

Q&A With One&Only Resorts’ New Vice President of Marketing Mike Bonner

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.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel.

Onsite Review: Manchester, England

While visiting Manchester on an individual FAM this past July, I encountered a city that had shed its industrial skin and is now boasting an impressive cultural side.

Q&A With Trafalgar’s President Paul Wiseman

Simply the best is so much more than just the tag line of Trafalgar’s 2016 marketing campaign—“the best” are the two words guests used most when reviewing the company’s trips and describing its travel directors, hand-crafted itineraries and insider experiences.
Odysseys Unlimited’s new Classic Germany small groups tour features all of country's must-see attractions, including Heidelberg and Neuschwanstein castle.

Classic Castles, Classic Towns, Classic Germany

Odysseys Unlimited’s new 15-day Classic Germany itinerary features all of the quintessential German attractions guests would expect on an all-encompassing tour of Deutschland.
Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Europe 2.0 departures come with complimentary roundtrip air guests book by Dec. 31, 2015.

Air-Inclusive European Cruises

Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic are offering complimentary Economy Class roundtrip airfare on all Europe 2.0 departures aboard the National Geographic Orion in 2016.
At a recent press conference in New York, Avanti Destinations announced its expansion into Asian, addition of river cruises and small group escorted tours in Europe, and the appointment of Mark Grundy as managing director of Asia. 

Avanti Expands Into Asia

For the first time in its history, FIT tour operator Avanti Destinations is expanding into six Asian countries in a product line offering that will also include new European river cruises and small group escorted tours in Europe and Latin America.
Austrian Airlines and Delta Air Lines are offering new nonstop Transatlantic flights beginning this fall and next summer, respectively. 

Delta Air Lines and Austrian Airlines Increase International Service

Delta Air Lines and Austrian Airlines are increasing their international services by offering new nonstop flights between Europe and North America.
Insight Vacations is awarding the top selling agents of its new Luxury Gold journeys with an Apple Watch, a $10,000 cash prize, or a trip to France.

Insight Offers a Gold Apple Watch to Top Seller

Insight Vacations is offering its top selling agents the opportunity to win an 18-karat solid gold Apple Watch, a $10,000 prize, or one of 10 Luxury Gold France vacations for travel in 2016.

CroisiEurope Turns 40

CroisiEurope is turning 40 in style with new itineraries, a new partnership and a special savings offer.
Windstar Cruises new Sail & Stay package includes up to 60 percent savings and complimentary hotel accommodations. 

Windstar Cruises’ Sail & Stay Package

Windstar Cruises' new Sail & Stay package, available on select 2016 sailings in Europe, features up to 60 percent savings and two complimentary hotel nights.
The Glen Etive, Majestic Line's newest vessel, will sail the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda on its inaugural voyage in 2016.

Majestic Line Enters New Territory

Majestic Line is entering a new territory for the cruise line in 2016 with the addition of four sailings in the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda in Scotland.
Guests who book select spring 2016 with European Waterways receive a 10 percent discount per cabin.

European Waterways’ Early Booking Savings

European Waterways' is offering a special 10 percent early booking savings on spring 2016 sailings.
The 6-night Full Speed Ahead package allows guests to drive a Ferrari F430 F1 and and ski at the Grandvalira resort.

Holiday in the Snow

While others see winter as a time to bundle up and stay inside, we suggest your clients bundle up and hit the slopes for a holiday in the snow.
Context Travel’s new beer walk in London explores England's love affair with beer though pub and brewery visits. 

A London Beer Walk

Context Travel’s new tasting tour traces Brits fondness for ale through a beer walk in London.
Explore the Eternal City and The Holy See on Perillo Tours’ new Rome Jubilee. 

Roaming Rome

Travelers roam through Rome on Perillo Tours’ new itinerary, which celebrates Pope Francis I’s declaration of 2016 as the Holy Year of Mercy.
Biking through Burgundy with Butterfield & Robinson.

Speaking “Bespoke” in Europe

In Europe, luxury travel experiences keep taking off in new directions, as can be expected on a continent tailor-made...
THE LEVEL suites at Melia Vienna offer guests sweeping views of the Danube River and the city of Vienna.

Melia Vienna Takes Luxury to the Next LEVEL

Melia Vienna is taking luxury to the next level with THE LEVEL suites.
Royal Caribbean’s new shore excursion travel agent website allows agents to access to the latest news on Royal Caribbean. 

Royal Caribbean’s New Shore Excursion Website for Agents

Royal Caribbean’s new shore excursion website is a one-stop shop for travel agents planning a tropical vacation for their clients.
Agent who book a new Mountain Travel Sobek trip by Dec. 15 will receive a $100 booking bonus. 

Agent Incentives

Mountain Travel Sobek is offering agents and their clients monetary incentives when booking one of the company's itineraries.

Wizard School at Ashford Castle

The five-star Ashford Castle in Western Ireland invites parents and children to attend wizard school this Halloween and Thanksgiving season.
Journese is offering agents 12 percent commission on Trans Atlantic flights to Europe.

Journese Extends Commission on Transatlantic Flights

Journese is extending 12 percent commission to agents booking Transatlantic flights to Europe for travel in 2015 and 2016.

Delta and New York: A Love Match

Delta is launching a co-branded partnership with the Empire State Development’s Division of Tourism.
Agents can receive up to 2 percent bonus commission on Travel Impressions' 2016 land itineraries.

Travel Impressions Offers Bonus Commission

Travel Impressions is offering agents up to 2 percent bonus commission on 2016 land itineraries booked between now and Oct. 31, 2015 for travel in 2016.
Agents can save up to 20 percent off tour rates with Trafalgar’s 2016 Europe Preview Blow-Out Sale.

Save Big With Trafalgar’s Europe Preview Sale

Agents can save big with Trafalgar’s 2016 Europe Preview Blow Out Sale.
The Waldorf Astoria's Unforgettable Experience in Louisiana includes an evening of food and music at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro.

The Waldorf Astoria’s Unforgettable Packages

Waldorf Astoria hotels are offering guests incredible vacation packages in 25 destinations around the world as part of the new Waldorf Astoria Unforgettable Experiences.

Germany Celebrates Reunification Anniversary

Celebrations are taking place across Germany, as the country prepares to observe 25 years of reunification since the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) united in 1990 to form the reunited nation of Germany.
Guests of The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaidohe can experience some of the world's best powder skiing at the Kiroro Ski Resort in Japan.

International Hotels Join Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio

Two international hotels, The Kiroro in Hokkaido in Japan and the Great Northern Hotel in England, are joining Starwood’s new Tribute Portfolio brand.
In Florence, guests learn about the production and ageing process of Chianti wines.

Delta Vacations’ Tastes of Italy Itineraries

Delta Vacations’ new tastes of Italy itineraries feature wine and olive oil-themed tours, private car service for up to six guests, and English-speaking guides.

Travel Impressions Extends 31 Days of Giveaways Contest

Due to a positive response from agents, Travel Impressions is extending its 31 Days of Giveaways booking window through Sept. 30, 2015.
Tauck Bridges family journeys activities, such as the designed specifically for families.

Tauck Doubles its Family River Cruising Capacity

In the next two years, Tauck plans to double its family river cruising capacity and increase its family river cruise departures to 20 dates.

Royal Caribbean Kicks It Up A Notch

Royal Caribbean International kicks things up a notch with more ways for guests to explore while onshore, a new luxury suite class, and an interactive aqua park just for kids.
Guests take in the sights on Abercrombie & Kent's Food & Wine of France- Paris, Burgundy & Provence itinerary.

Culture-Driven European River Cruises

Tour Europe’s great landmarks on one of Abercrombie and Kent’s four new culture-driven European river cruises.
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