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North America

Universal Orlando Shares Spine-Tingling Preview of Halloween Horror Nights 26

Tickets are now on sale for Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) 26, Universal Orlando’s terrifying thrill fest featuring menacing "scareactors," live shows, and incredibly detailed haunted houses styled after iconic horror films, hit TV shows and original stories

Onsite Review: The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

A weekend in paradise...I mean, a weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, was tasty, fabulous, swanky and purely blissful.

A Florida Keys National Park Eco-Adventure

Get your clients in on the National Park Service's centennial celebrations by booking the "Gate"way to the Dry Tortugas package at The Gates Hotel Key West.

Norwegian Flies Nonstop From Fort Lauderdale To Paris

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has launched its first nonstop flights from the U.S. (JFK, LAX and FLL) to Paris (CDG) aboard its brand-new Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” fleet.

A Dolphin Tale Getaway

Guests can now meet Winter and Hope, two rescued dolphins who are the stars of the "Dolphin Tale" movies, which tell the story of how Winter came to have a prosthetic tail.

4 Art-Centric Hotels to Book This Year

History and culture collide at these art-centric hotels in the U.S., Asia and France.

YMT Vacations Ups Commission on 2017 Hawaii Tours

In celebration of the 50th anniversary launch of its Best of Hawaii tour, YMT Vacations is increasing the commission on all January and February 2017 Hawaii land tours from 10 percent to 15 percent.

Spring Into Wellness at Sunrise Springs Resort

In Sante Fe, New Mexico, Sunrise Springs Resort is inviting travelers to embark on a 7-night transformative wellness experience at the spa resort located on 70 acres of gardens, walking paths and scenic high desert landscape surrounding spring-fed waters.

Uniworld Hires Ellen Bettridge as President and CEO

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has hired Ellen Bettridge as the line’s new president and CEO.

Singapore Airlines Launches New Premium Economy Class

Singapore Airlines has launched its new Premium Economy Class in New York City on flights from JFK to Frankfurt (FRA) and Singapore (SIN) featuring enhanced amenities, additional inflight entertainment options and a fresh design.

4 Places to Celebrate the Olympics Stateside

Hotels around the country are getting into the Olympic spirit by offering fitness activities and themed amenities inspired by the iconic games.
Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. (San Francisco Travel-Jack Hollingsworth)

Getaways for Twosomes

It’s not just about sending your clients off to a beach resort and calling it a day. As a travel advisor, you need to create memorable travel experiences for couples—whether it’s their first romantic getaway or their umpteenth one.

Artful Dining at the National Hotel Miami Beach

The food, almost too beautiful to eat. The venue, an iconic Art Deco hotel in Miami Beach. Me, as happy as a clam dining on samples from the National Hotel Miami Beach’s new menu at the charming Tamara’s Bistro restaurant.

Paradise Found at St. Somewhere Spa

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to indulge in an aromatherapy treatment at St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach. After my 50-minute treatment, I felt as if I was leaving paradise.

Celebrate Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Naples

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, a Noble House Resort located on the idyllic Naples beachfront, is celebrating the 2016 loggerhead sea turtle nesting season with the launch of the Sea Turtle Suite package available through October 2016.

Marriott Singer Island Launches Sea-Inspired Men’s Treatments

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa has rolled out a selection of sea-inspired men’s spa treatments ranging from scrubs to facials and hand and foot care, in addition to brand new Perk services.

Hot Summer Opening: ME by Melia

The highly anticipated ME by Melia hotel officially opened this month in downtown Miami near Bayfront Park, the Perez Art Museum Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

Florida is for Families

With luxurious beachfront properties, adrenaline-pumping theme park rides and a bevy of summer discounts, Florida is definitely for families.

AccorHotels Appoints New Chief Operating Officer for North & Central America

Experienced hotelier Kevin Frid is the new chief operating officer for North & Central America for AccorHotels Group.

How to Live Like a Local in Hawaii 

Today's travelers don't just want to fit in with the locals, they want to live like them, too. And while your clients may not be able to pick up Pidgin in time for their Hawaii vacation, you can book them at one of these properties where they can surf, party and get pampered like a native.

Taking Yoga to the Next (Elevation) Level

At the luxury tented Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, guests can participate in one of three heli-yoga experiences in the UNESCO-designated Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Area.

Take a Hike in Southern Maine

When your outdoorsy clients come asking for a new place to adventure, tell them you’ve found this oceanfront escape on the rocky coast of Southern Maine where they can hike, mountain bike, and sail.

Universal Orlando’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Welcomes First Guests

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando officially opened last week adjacent to the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Disney Cruise Line’s Festive Journeys

Disney Cruise Lines has announced two new seasonal holiday offers for fall and winter 2016.

Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio Curates Independent Travel Experiences

Tribute Portfolio, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ collection of upper-upscale independent hotels and resorts, has announced new packages highlighting the independent travel experiences guests can have at its properties.

Eye on the World: New York City

We headed off to NYC to get a first look at Cunard's Queen Mary 2 Remastered, but we couldn't help taking a few snapshots of one of the most photogenic cities in the United States.

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne Celebrates its Sweet 15

In celebration of The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne’s 15th anniversary, the luxurious beachfront resort is presenting 15 Year Anniversary with 15 Days of Celebration activities through July 15, so it’s not too late to get your clients in on some of the fun.

Delta Goes to Cuba

Delta Air Lines has just announced that it is one of several U.S. airlines to have been awarded flights to Havana by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

MGM Resorts International Goes Green[er]

The Las Vegas Strip is home to some of the most decadent hotels in the country, larger than life entertainment, and now, the nation’s largest rooftop solar array thanks to MGM Resorts International and NRG Energy’s recent expansion atop Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Beach Vacations

Whether bustling with activity or leaving visitors feeling as if they are on a deserted island, Florida’s beaches are for families, couples, watersports enthusiasts, beach bums and everyone in-between.

You’re Invited to Attend the Fall Travel Agent Forum

Agents, you’re invited to attend the Fall Travel Agent Forum from Sunday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Hyatt Regency Miami, where you’ll be provided with access to the industry’s top destinations, commissionable products and business resources.
Guests can enjoy paddleboarding on the St. Lucie River. (Michelle Arean)

Onsite Review: An Athletic Transformation at Club Med Sandpiper Bay

onfession: I don’t have an athletic bone in my body. My idea of a workout is my occasional Bar Method class or biking through the neighborhood. And even that, I can’t commit to with much accountability. But during my stay at Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida, I transformed into a pseudo-athlete. A
Rocky Mountaineer has a 10-day journey in Canada that includes five days on the rails.

Explore the Great Outdoors Via Rail Travel

Whether it’s kayaking with Beluga whales or glacier hiking in Alaska, rail journeys in the U.S. and Canada get travelers into the heart of outdoor exploration.
Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort Gets Revamped

The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa will become the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort come January 2017. But, the name isn't the only thing that's received a facelift at this property.

Where to Stay and Play this Summer in Miami Part 2

Miami is the mecca for summer vacations in the U.S. and there is no shortage of exciting offerings in this tropical playground, so we thought we'd update our Where to Stay and Play this Summer in Miami roundup with a few more goodies.

The Grove Resort & Spa To Make Orlando Debut This Fall

This fall, The Grove Resort & Spa will make its Orlando debut on Lake Austin, a short distance from Walt Disney World.

Adult-Focused Summercations in The Palm Beaches

Forget bunk bed suites, waterslides and character breakfasts, The Palm Beaches is offering a few grown-up activities for those adults traveling on kid-free summer vacations.

Opulent Accommodations Around the Globe

When your clients ask for a luxurious getaway with all of the trimmings, suggest these opulent hotel and train accommodations.

The Inn at Newport Ranch Out-of-the-Box Wedding Offerings

If your clients are looking for an out-of-the-box wedding ceremony, suggest The Inn at Newport Ranch, an oceanfront getaway on a 2,000-acre private preserve in Fort Bragg, California, where couples are able to have their own private ceremony on the bluffs at Celebration Point.

Boston’s Verb Hotel Offers A Rockin’ Amenity

The Verb Hotel—a retro-chic property in Boston, Massachusetts, with 94 artistically decorated rooms—is offering the Here Comes the Sun package, including one towards breakfast at the onsite high-energy rock & roll Japanese tavern Hojoko.

New Details on Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Theme Park

Universal Orlando has revealed new details about the upcoming Volcano Bay water park set to debut in 2017, which we’ve previously reported on in our January Issue story A Universally Entertaining Experience and online.

Busch Gardens’ Cobra’s Curse Opens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's newest attraction, Cobra's Curse, officially opens on Friday, June 17.

SeaWorld Orlando Welcomes Mako

SeaWorld Orlando welcomes a new thrill-seeking predator on June 10 with the opening of Mako, a 200-ft.-tall hypercoaster.

American Queen Steamboat Company’s Holiday Sailings

The American Queen Steamboat Company announced its holiday voyages aboard the American Queen. The 9-day sailings along the Lower Mississippi River start this Thanksgiving and continue through New Year.

Celebrity Millennium’s Modern Makeover

ast month, the Celebrity Millennium emerged from dry dock sporting a refreshed look and a new lineup of enhancements.

InterContinental Hotels Group Announces Investment in Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently announced a $200 million investment in Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts in the Americas.

EL AL’s Launches Discounted Summer Fares to Israel

EL AL Israel Airlines has launched discounted fares to Israel, in addition to providing families with increased savings for children ages 2 to 14, just in time for summer travel.

Celebrate Dad With A Few of His Favorite Things

What better way for your clients to thank the men in their lives this Father's Day than with a few of their favorite things.

Get in the Saddle for Biking Tours Through Minneapolis

Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis and W Minneapolis - The Foshay recently announced travel packages to encourage your clients to get out and explore "the most bikeable city in America" with the property's general manager as their personal guide.
Weddings at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Arizona.

Out-of-the-Box Weddings

Weddings have taken on a personality of their own, as couples are opting for distinct destination weddings versus the standard walk down the white-sand aisle. “There has been a rise in out-of-the-box wedding options as couples begin to capitalize on making their special days as unique as their relationship,” says Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort’s executive chef Daven Wardynski.
The Reach in Key West.

Honeymoon Adventures

Honeymoons are a memorable time in a couple’s love story. What better way is there for a couple to form a deeper bond, and learn about their spouse than when participating in activities they wouldn’t normally do back home.
The Sand Dune wedding venue.

Onsite Review: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

Florida’s Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in the north end of the Palm Beaches delivers...whether your clients are looking for an idyllic destination wedding spot or seeking out some romantic time together.

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