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North America

The glamorous Fontainebleau Miami Beach has made updates to its Versailles Tower suites.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach Debuts Redesigned Suites and Cabanas

The glamorous Fontainebleau Miami Beach has received a few updates to the resort’s historic Versailles Tower, as well as renovations to the property’s existing poolside cabanas.
SeaWorld Orlando is launching a new Dolphin Days show.

SeaWorld Orlando to Debut Dolphin Days Show

On Saturday, April 1, SeaWorld Orlando will launch a new Dolphin Days show, replacing the popular Blue Horizons animal show after an 11-year run at Dolphin Theater.
LATAM Airlines Brazil is launching a direct service connecting Orlando, Florida with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 2.

LATAM Launches Direct Orlando-Rio de Janeiro Flight

On July 2, 2017, LATAM Airlines Brazil will launch a direct service connecting Orlando, Florida with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Denali National Park Pride Camp with Mount McKinley in the background. (Photo credit: State of Alaska/Jocelyn Pride)

John Hall’s Alaska Launches Untamed Alaska Tour

This year, John Hall’s Alaska is launching an Untamed Alaska itinerary that will explore some of the most picturesque off-the-beaten-path destinations in the Last Frontier by road, sea and rail.
The American Queen Steamboat Company’s new 2018 brochure features a full overview of itineraries and river cruise offerings for its seventh season. 

American Queen Steamboat Company Releases 2018 Brochure

In the American Queen Steamboat Company’s (AQSC) recently released 2018 brochure, travel agents can find a full overview of itineraries and river cruise offerings for the seventh season of the U.S.-flagged cruise line and its American Queen, American Empress and new American Duchess luxury riverboats.
Oceania Cruises is bringing the flavors and heritage of traditional Cuban cooking on board all Cuba sailings. 

Eat, Drink, Sail: Food- and Wine-Themed Cruises

Sip and savor the flavors of Europe, Cuba and the Pacific Northwest on one of these tantalizing culinary- or wine-themed sailings.
Couple kayaking in Admiralty Island. (State of Alaska/Reinhard Pantke)

Visiting Alaska by Sea

As of press time, the official stats weren’t in, but visitor numbers in total to Alaska for 2016 are...
Ukulele lessons at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island, Hawaii.

Family Focus Across the U.S.

These properties across the U.S. are not only packed with fun for the kiddos, but offer parents spas, lots of dining, and some adventure too.
Amenities at the new Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown in California include a sky bar.

Hotel Indigo Debuts in La La Land

This month, the 350-room Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown is set to debut in La La Land, marking the brand’s entry into the booming L.A. hotel market.
Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor will offer a 14-day Alaskan cruise roundtrip from Long Beach, California next year.

Carnival Splendor Charts Course for Alaska

In 2018, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor will offer a 14-day Alaskan cruise roundtrip from Long Beach, California.
Margaritaville Hollywood.

Hot Winter Savings in Florida

Seize the opportunity for a last-minute winter getaway at these Florida properties. Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Winter-weary travelers can head south...

Onsite Review: Exploring EAST, Miami and Brickell

Recommend took a few days recently to play tourist in our own backyard, checking out EAST, Miami, a Swire Hotels and a Preferred Hotels and Resorts property, and its surrounding area, including the neighborhood of Wynwood, the Perez Art Museum in Downtown Miami, and the recently opened and Brickell City Centre, which is connected to the hotel.
A suite at the new Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina.

Key West Welcomes New Luxury Hotel

One of Key West’s newest properties, Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina, opened last month on Stock Island, marking multiple milestones along the way.
Florida's Historic Coast is offering dozens of attractions, tours, events and adventure are sure to satisfy all ages this spring.

Springtime Activities in Florida’s Historic Coast

Midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville lies Florida's Historic Coast, a celebrated area encompassing historic St. Augustine and golf-centric Ponte Vedra, where dozens of attractions, tours, events and adventure are sure to satisfy all ages this spring.
A rendering of the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Experience Spring Training in the Palm Beaches

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is celebrating this month’s opening of the new The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches with a Spring Training package.
The star attraction at Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay will be the Krakatau Aqua Coaster.

Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Roars to Life

Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando’s new water theme park, roars to life May 25.
Pandora – The World of Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida on May 27.

Pandora – The World of Avatar Poised for Spring Opening

On May 27, the highly anticipated Pandora – The World of Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.
Newly revamped accommodations at W South Beach.

Lavish Stays for the Luxe Traveler

From an interactive chatbot, VIP Insider services, personal golf lessons and breathtaking suites, these lavish stays are sure to suit your most luxe traveler.
Windstar Cruises has announced its plans to return to Alaska in spring/summer 2018 on board the Star Legend.

Windstar Cruises Returns to Alaska

Windstar Cruises has announced its plans to return to Alaska in spring/summer 2018, following two decades of inactivity in the region.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Hawaii is offering a new custom beer, Shorebreak Session Ale, available exclusively at the resort.

Foodie Finds from the East to West Coasts

These U.S. destinations and resorts are sure to entice any traveler with a penchant for specialty food and drink offerings.
Guests of the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach in Florida can sip champagne and discuss artwork during the new Art & Bubbles social.

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Introduces Art & Bubbles Social

The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach in Florida has introduced an Art & Bubbles social featuring Krug Champagne and contemporary artwork.
Guests of The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Central Florida can treat their canine Valentine to the new Puppy Love package this February.

Pup-Friendly Valentine’s Getaway

This February, guests can treat their favorite four-legged companion to pet-friendly goodies at Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX collection member The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Central Florida.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Makes Its Coastal Debut

Reservations are now open for the 343-room Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach in Central Florida.
In Palm Beach, Florida, the Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is offering up to $500 in resort credits with the Discover Boca offer, which can be used towards the spa, tennis, golf, or fine dining. The Blue restaurant (pictured). 

Discover Boca Raton Florida

Luxury seekers can Discover Boca—a city in Palm Beach, Florida known for its elegance, beaches and golf courses—with an offer from Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

Brightline: Zooming into the Future

If your clients traveling to South Florida would rather skip the notoriously bad traffic jams that the destination is known for, point them to a new beauty that's about to take center stage in the area: Brightline's BrightBlue.
The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Florida.

Palm Beach Indulgence at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Indulge, Palm Beach-style, at the five-diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Florida, where sumptuous accommodations, fine dining and a glamorous spa are just the beginning.
Element Hotels has strengthened its fitness offerings with new partnerships with Your Trainer and MiiR Bikes.

Check In and Work Out

Element Hotels, Marriott International, Inc.’s eco-friendly brand, is giving guests more ways to stay healthy and active while on the road through its partnerships with Your Trainer, MiiR Bikes and with the re-launch of the company’s kinetic bikes.
Intrepid Travel’s 2017 line-up of family-themed itineraries includes a 19-day tour of Namibia and Botswana.

Family Adventures to Book This Year

When planning a multi-gen vacation, recommending activities that appeal to all ages is just as important as price and location.
A rendering of the Camellia’s Ladies Bar at the Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston Charmer: Hotel Bennett To Open on Iconic King Street

Hotel Bennett, Charleston, South Carolina’s new luxury hotel, is set to debut this fall on the iconic King Street...
Denali National Park. (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

What’s New in the 49th State

A few new offerings and experiences you can offer your clients traveling to Alaska.
Spa time at the Miramonte Resort & Spa.

Wellness Escapes

It’s a new year, and with that comes a plethora of weight-loss and fitness resolutions. Traveling does not need to equal time off from a healthy lifestyle, nor does keeping active have to mean endless hours at a hotel gym.
Visit Iceland Northern Lights

From Texas to “Winterfell,” Trafalgar Has the Globe Covered

Trafalgar has introduced five new destinations and added 23 itineraries for 2017.
Emirates has launched a daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FTL) and Dubai International Airport (DXB) (pictured). 

Emirates Says #HelloFortLauderdale

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.
Guestroom at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables. (Photo courtesy of Hotel Colonnade.)

The Revamped Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables

The Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, formerly The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables, recently joined Starwood Hotel & Resorts' portfolio and completed an $18 million renovation.

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina Opens

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina, located about five miles from Duval Street, opens Jan. 12, 2017 in Stock Island in the Florida Keys.
Miramonte Resort & Spa becomes a Curio by Hilton property. (Photo courtesy of Miramonte Resort & Spa)

Curio by Hilton Adds Miramonte Resort & Spa

Curio-A Collection by Hilton announced the addition of Miramonte Resort & Spa to it's portfolio.
Poolside at the renovated Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa. (Photo couresty of Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa)

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa Debuts in January

January 2017 Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa debuts with 310 guestrooms and suites. After completing a $40 million renovation,
The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is offering a Ski Break package, featuring lift tickets to the nearby Butternut Ski Resort.

Ski and Stay a While in the Berkshires

Three renowned Berkshire County properties—Red Lion Inn, Porches at MASS MoCA , and the Hotel on North—have partnered with area ski resorts to offer Ski and Stay a While packages, including lift tickets to local family-friendly ski resorts Jiminy Peak Ski Resort and Ski Butternut.
Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas.

Comic-Con Comes to the High Seas

FAN2SEA, the first-ever Comic-Con at sea, is set to take place Jan. 19-23, 2017 aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas.
View of Mount St. Helena from Cardinale Winery.

Expect the Unexpected

These three hot destinations—California, Florida and Nevada—offer your clients more than the conventional travel opportunities.
A 300-ft.-high glacier wall on Prince William Sound. (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Onsite Review: Alaska, the John Hall Way

To say that Alaska left me hypnotized is to put it mildly. Yes, I admit it was my first time to the 49th state, so that’s going to happen with most destinations you or your clients visit for the first time, but there’s something about Alaska that resonates with visitors long after they’ve left it behind.
Disney's Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland January 2017. (Photo credit: Disneyland Resort.)

Disney’s Electrical Parade Heads Back to Disneyland

The Main Street Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland on January 20, 2017 running nightly through Sunday, June 18.

Celebrations and Libations at 5 Holiday Destinations

Get into the holiday spirit with a booze-cation to one of the following destinations.
Amtrak Vacations is offering new tours throughout the U.S.

2017 Brings New Travel Options at Home

Next year is bringing with it lots of new travel options for clients looking to vacation in their own backyard, including new hotels, new tours and theme park fun
The chic lobby at Playa Largo Resort & Spa.

Onsite Review: High-End Comes to Key Largo

The property opened its doors in October and we were there to partake in the grand opening celebration, as well as check out all this stunning property has on offer.
Shigeru Miyamoto with Nintendo.

Nintendo Heads to Universal

The world of Nintendo—gigantic piranha plants, question blocks and all—is coming to three Universal theme parks around the globe.

Last-Minute Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

Because of the overwhelming amount of deals we've received, we decided to post one last roundup of holiday deals just in time for the annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday "salebration."
Walt Disney World Resort's Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is one of the most beloved holiday traditions. (Photo credit: Ryan Wendler)

Holidays at Orlando’s Theme Parks

There’s no place like Orlando’s theme parks for holidays.

Fontainebleau’s NYE VIP Experience with Justin Bieber

This New Year’s Eve, VIP guests of the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach can party in celebrity fashion alongside Justin Bieber, Skrillex and Marshmello during a lavish poolside performance complete with special perks.

Palm Beach Pastry Chef Competes on Food Network

On Nov. 28 at 8 p.m., your clients can tune in to Food Network for the Christmas Cookie Challenge, where the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa’s executive pastry chef Brittani Szczecina will compete.

Hotel Key West Preps for Winter 2017 Opening

At Stock Island Marina Village in Key West, Florida, a $38 million new build beauty is prepping for its winter 2017 opening.

It’s Hockey Night in Montreal

In celebration of being named the official hotel of the Montreal Canadiens, Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel is offering guests the opportunity to attend an upcoming hockey game from the newly built Renaissance Montreal LOFT with the Hockey Night in Montreal package.
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