Europe

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.

USTOA Offers Travel Together Month Incentives

USTOA’s Travel Together Month program offers agents bonus commissions, the option to earn free trips, special FAM rates and deals throughout the month of September.

Latest Airline Happenings

We've rounded up the latest airline happenings, which include expansions into new markets and added conveniences for guests, such as flight tracking with the Apple Watch.
Ross Castle in Killarney, Ireland.

In the Footsteps of History…

To be able to see the church in Madrid where my 101-year-old grandmother—who now lives in Miami—got married or see the stately apartment building where she spent her childhood, so close to the city’s famed Retiro Park, is one of those “cue the grand orchestra” moments that doesn’t come along every day.
Delta Vacations now offers packages to Colombia, including Medellin.

New Offerings Abound

From added destinations to bonus perks, these tour operators have raised the stakes.
Tom and his family at Beaches Turks & Caicos.

The 4-1-1 on Booking Family Travel Abroad

One-on-one with Tom Varghese, owner of Travel Tom.
Guests ride 5,249-feet above sea on H+I Adventures' New Zealand itinerary.

On the Move: Bike Tours Around the Globe

Forget the luxurious spa treatments and enticing poolside cabanas this fall and book your clients on an active vacation that will have them biking through some of the world's most scenic areas.
Guests have the opportunity to dine at the Eiffel Tower on Collette's Spotlight on Paris tour.

Collette’s New Spotlight Tours

Collette has announced 13 additional European and North American Spotlight Tours in its newly released "2016-2017 Spotlights Travel Guide."
Mrs Tiggy-winkle's laundry room at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in the Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria.

Celebrating Britain’s Literary Greats

Next year is going to be one of the best years to visit England as the country celebrates the birth and death anniversaries of some of its literary greats with events, exhibitions and spruced-up attractions.

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