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Barcelo Hotel Group’s New Multi-Brand Strategy

Your father's Barceló brand? It's changing.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun Debuts Butler Service

The all-ages Hyatt Ziva Cancun in Cancun’s popular hotel zone has become the first all-inclusive Hyatt brand property to offer butler service in Mexico.

A Taste of Ecuador

La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa—a former hacienda perched on an Andean hillside less than three hours outside of Quito, Ecuador—is offering its guests a taste of Ecuador through onsite cooking classes.

5 Unique Christmas Markets in Germany

These unique German Christmas Markets are putting a unique twist on one of Europe’s most beloved old world traditions.

Amtrak Vacations Unveils 2017-2018 Rail Vacations

Amtrak Vacations has unveiled its 2017-2018 Rail Vacations, featuring more than 25 new rail vacation packages.

Qatar Announces Free Transit Visa

Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) have announced a new transit visa that allows passengers with layovers of five hours or more at Hamad International Airport (DOH) to request a complimentary transit visa.

Pawa Dominicana to Launch Santo Domingo-Miami Service

Come Nov. 16, 2016, Pawa Dominicana—the flagship airline of the Dominican Republic—will operate a new route between Miami from Santo Domingo, making it the first Dominican airline to offer regular flights to the U.S. in more than 20 years.

Cruising the Yangtze for up to 50 Percent Off

Victoria Cruises is offering up to 50 percent off of its popular Three Gorges Highlights cruise.

Eye on the World: Playa Largo Resort & Spa

Recommend attended the grand opening for the Playa Largo Resort & Spa, an Autograph Collection property in Key Largo. Check out the goodies in these pictures taken during our stay.

New Air Services Take Flight

Some of the latest air services to take flight include operations to London, Tokyo and beyond.

Island Destinations Debuts New Itineraries and Booking Engine

Island Destinations debuted its 2017 Travelers Collection brochure and launched a new online booking engine to an audience of more than 200 travel professionals during an annual gala at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City last month.

Post-Election Canadian Escapes

Look no further than our neighbor to the north to provide the ideal destination to escape from this year’s election hoopla.

Intrepid Travel Launches Solo-Only Tours

The stigma of traveling alone is on its way out the door with the rise of solo trips, tours and cruises tailor made for those going it alone.

Oasis Hotels & Resorts Brings Day of the Dead to Life

On Nov. 1-2, Oasis Hotels & Resorts is bringing the rich tradition of the Day of the Dead holiday to life through a series of interactive events for both adults and kids at Grand Oasis Cancun.

Eye on Monaco

We’ve got our eyes on the 126-room Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco’s Golden Square for its upscale accommodations, clever packages and unique programming.

Dine & Wine at Hilton Airport Hotels

With the holiday season rapidly approaching and the inevitable threat of layovers, travel delays and cancellations, Hilton Hotels & Resorts is offering convenient alternatives to spending long hours, or the entire night, at the airport.

Zurich Fit

Help clients fight the urge to bundle up and sleep in on their Swiss vacation this fall/winter by booking them on Baur au Lac’s Zurich Fit Detox package.

Salamander Hotels & Resorts Debuts North Florida Resort

Next month, The Henderson Beach Resort, one of two new properties for the Salamander Collection, will debut in the city of Destin along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Launches Luxury Seaplane Service

Nestled on a 5.5-acre private island in Little Torch Key, Florida, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, a Noble House Resort, has announced a new seaplane service in partnership with Tropic Ocean Airways.

Florida Hotels Hit the Refresh Button

Here is a small sampling of a few Florida staples that are hitting the refresh button on everything from guestrooms and lobbies to dining venues and one championship golf course.

Miami Resort Introduces First-Ever ESPA Health and Wellness Series

Acqualina Spa by ESPA, at the five-star, five-diamond Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, has introduced the first-ever monthly health and wellness series titled, Extraordinary Themes for Everyday Health.

Emirates Launches Direct FLL to DXB Service

Beginning Dec. 15, Emirates will operate a new daily service from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), with direct flights to Dubai (DXB).

Locally Inspired Spa Treatments

At these three resorts, destination immersion has made its way into the spa through locally inspired treatments.

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Unveils One-of-a-Kind Japanese Suite

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, the five-star, flagship property from leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko, has completed the third phase of its renovations with plans to complete the refurbishment of 241 of its 267 guestrooms and suites by 2017.

Morocco’s Dar Ahlam Joins Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Morocco’s iconic hotel Dar Ahlam has joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s (SLH) portfolio.

Hotel Montefiore Launches Tel Aviv Bleisure Package

Known for its thriving start-up scene, Tel Aviv is a micro-metropolis where business travelers can pair their professional obligations during the day with decadent dinners and sunset beach sessions at night.

Hot Luxury Travel Destinations for 2017

Find out what's hot in luxury travel for 2017.

Sporty, Sumptuous and Spirited Mexico Vacation Packages

For a taste of the sporty, sweet and sumptuous side of one of North American's favorite vacation playgrounds, book these Mexico vacation packages.

Hiking Huayna Picchu

Travel Vision Journeys is inviting active travelers to Peru for a sensory exploration of the country’s ancient cultures, cuisine and iconic landscapes, including the Huayna Picchu Mountain.

Velas Resorts Debuts New Travel Agent Website

Mexico’s Velas Resorts has debuted a new website for travel agents that is available in Spanish, English and soon French.

Waldorf Astoria Resorts Launches Puerto Rico All-Inclusive Package

El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village, Waldorf Astoria Resorts in Puerto Rico, are now offering an all-inclusive package.

AlSol Hotels & Resorts Rolls Out New Agent Program

AlSol Hotels & Resorts is rolling out a new travel agent program, AlWays AlSol, that rewards agents who book directly on the portal with 15 percent commission.

Asia Rising

There is no doubt about the popularity of Asia, so we’ve gathered some of the latest news on hotel openings to help you sell this hot region.

Capture the Canyon with Kessler

Kessler Collection is offering the Capture the Canyon buyout program that invites guests to have exclusive use of the private luxury ranch Kessler Canyon.

Palazzo Victoria in Verona Offers 20 Percent Discount

Situated in the heart of Verona, Italy the opulent Palazzo Victoria is offering a 20 percent fall discount on its best available rates.

Out-of-the-Ordinary Group Tours

For an out-of-the-ordinary tour suggestion that incorporates sought-after destinations and experiential learning opportunities, while taking into account your client’s special interests such as voluntourism or religious tourism, recommend these adventure-filled vacations.

Traveling on Germany’s Romantic and Fairy Tale Roads

Collette has released its The Romantic Road and Fairy Tale Road itinerary for 2017.

W Las Vegas Debuts This December

There's a hottie coming to Las Vegas, and she's making her debut this December.

Elementary, My Dear Watson

Follow the clues at The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

Tim McGraw to Perform Onboard Carnival Breeze

Three-time Grammy award winning country music star Tim McGraw is scheduled to perform aboard two Carnival ships—the Carnival Breeze on March 2 and the Carnival Valor on March 3—while the ships are docked in Nassau, The Bahamas as part of Carnival Cruise Line’s 2017 Carnival LIVE line-up of concerts.

Uniworld Joins Sabre Corporation Network

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise has joined the Sabre Corporation travel network and is now available to travel professionals via GDS.

Holland America Line Launches Onboard Cooking Shows

Holland America Line is enhancing its culinary programming with the introduction of shipboard cooking shows produced in partnership with the long-running TV show “America’s Test Kitchen.”

Oktoberfest-Inspired Beercations

Oktoberfest may have just finished, but there's still time to plan a break inspired by the famous Bavarian beer festival. We've rounded up three beercations that bring a taste of Oktoberfest closer to home.

Eye on the World: Opal Sands Resort

From sunrise to enchanting sunset, my days spent on a recent press trip at Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater, Florida featured a bit of sun, a bit of art/art-making and a whole lot of grouper!

South African Airways Vacations Launches 2017 Collection Brochure

South African Airways Vacations has launched its 2017 Collection brochure featuring an expanded portfolio of more than 70 air-inclusive vacation packages to a variety of destinations throughout Southern and East Africa.

Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

If you are selling Destination Weddings or Honeymoons throughout the state of Florida, or are interested in delving into this market, this is the course for you.

Educational Vacation Ideas

Exodus Travels is taking travelers back to school, figuratively speaking, with educational vacations available through 2017 where visitors can visit archaeological sites, participate in hands-on cooking classes and go on responsible wildlife safaris.

Avanti Expands Line-Up of Asia FIT Products

Avanti Destinations has expanded its line-up of Asia FIT products by adding six new destinations, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan for 2017.

Excellence Group Unveils Newest Caribbean Gem

Nestled along a stretch of golden-sand beach where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, the all-inclusive, adults-only Excellence El Carmen resort opened its doors on Sept. 1, 2016 in Playas de Uvero Alto C Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, just 25 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort will open early next year.

An Escape From the Ordinary

Tell your clients to travel far and wide to explore exotic destinations, where the landscapes are mesmerizing and “off the beaten path” is the norm.
Spring Villa at Nayara Springs Resort in Costa Rica.

Craving a Sweet Suite?

Latin America offers show-stopping suites to urban-loving guests and excels in the sweetest of suite accommodations in mountain and jungle lodges.
The equestrian monument of Johann Wellem II and City Hall in Old Town. (DUsseldorf marketing & tourismus gmbh - photo u.otte)

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