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The new Qatar Airways promotion is available for a limited time only

Qatar Airways Offers Largest Promotion to Date

Qatar Airways has launched its biggest promotion to date, but the window to take advantage is closing soon.
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The Ranch—Wellness to the Nth Degree

I planned for a 20-minute sit down with CEO & co-founder of The Ranch, Alex Glasscock, and an hour later I was still talking with him about vegan food, long hikes and life-changing experiences.
El Paseo Hotel is one of several places on Miami Beach offering Post-Irma discounts to locals and first responders.

Post Hurricane Irma: Miami Beach Hotels Offer Deals to Locals and First Responders

Here are a few of the hotels that are up and running post Hurricane Irma and also offering special rates to locals, first responders and others aiding with disaster relief in the area.
Andy Stuart, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, aboard the company's first cruise to Cuba.

Coffee Time With Industry Vets: Andy Stuart

Andy Stuart, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, had an early start to his international travel experience—taking his first trip before his first steps—but it wasn't always smooth sailing. We'll let him explain in this edition of the Coffee Time With Industry Vets Q&A series.
The RV Indochine II will be CroisiEurope's second ship to sail the Mekong River.

CroisiEurope Debuts New Ship for Sailing the Mekong River

Travelers are demanding more options for cruising down the Mekong River, and CroisiEurope Cruises is answering that call with the inauguration of its newest ship, the RV Indochine II.
Cruisers on the 2019 Viking World Cruise will enjoy sail for 128 days following the itinerary above.

Cruising Around the World in 128 Days

Months before its first-ever World Cruise takes its maiden voyage, Viking Cruises has already announced the second iteration of this round-the-world itinerary.
Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano peeks out through the trees at Nayara Springs.

Language Learning Meets Resort Vacation At Nayara Springs

Boutique hotel Nayara Springs is serving up language learning with a side of Costa Rican culture and poolside relaxation with its new Spanish Immersion Package.
Our welcome cocktail, a watermelon vodka martini—perfect for the tropics.

Eye on the World: Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort

Last month, contributing writer Regina Baraban spent a few days at the Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort, where clients can soak up the sun, snorkel with wildlife, sip on hipster cocktails, and sample delicious dishes.
The Guinness Storehouse's Gravity Bar offers unparalleled views of Dublin

Aer Lingus Adds New Flight To Dublin

Whether your clients are looking to throw back a pint or two of Guinness in its birthplace or discover the stunning natural beauty that earned Ireland its nickname as the Emerald Isle, Aer Lingus is getting visitors there faster with a new route between South Florida and Dublin.
Cologne

How to Book a High School Choir on a River Cruise

It all started with a chance meeting on board a river cruise ship while sailing the Danube. That chance meeting led to a high school choir booking on the Rhine.
Water park complex at Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui.

Memorable Family Moments

From sleepovers with dolls to getting wet and wild at the water park, here’s a handful of family vacations your clients will be speaking about for years to come.
When Norwegian Bliss debuts next year it will feature a laser tag course themed around an abandoned space station.

The ABCs of Family Cruising

Let us take you through the ABCs of family cruising.
Tonnara di Scopello in Sicily.

Ancestry Vacations: Family Roots and Routes in Europe

With the popularity of sites such as Ancestry.com and its DNA tests for ethnicity and genealogy, heritage travel or ancestry vacations—exploring the origins of one’s family tree, searching through local archives and with luck even meeting a long-lost relative—has boomed in popularity.
Sailing lessons at Bitter End Yacht Club in BVI.

8 Resorts Whose Kids Programs Teach Real Skills

“I don’t care what they do; just keep my kids busy,” said no parent—ever. The following, therefore, are resorts whose camps and other programs don’t just keep children out of their parents’ hair, but actually impart knowledge and/or
The newly expanded kids club at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun.

Kids Rule!

The kids are in charge—or at least they think they are—at these resorts where sandboxes, bunk beds and splash zones rule.
Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos voyages are ideal for a multi-gen vacation.

Globetrotting: Celebrity Xperience in the Galapagos

Like virtually all species before us, we are carried to the Galapagos Islands by the wind and the sea.
The resort has a unique playful landscape.

Globetrotting: Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection

No, the Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection is not your everyday all-inclusive.
Enhancements to the Disney Fantasy included a Star Wars: Command Post area.

Globetrotting: Disney Fantasy

Within minutes of stepping onto the Disney Fantasy for a 3-night Bahamian cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida, my 5-year-old daughter insisted that we check out the swimming pools on deck 11.
Exploring the surroundings at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji. (Photo courtesy of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.)

From Tykes to Grandparents: Multi-Gen Family Travel

Lucky for your bottom line, multi-generational family travel has proven to be a megatrend, not just a passing one, but finding the right fit for a variety of ages always has its challenges.
The front deck at the new Bron-Yr-Aur property. (Photo courtesy of Touch of Spice.)

Touch of Spice Expands in New Zealand

Touch of Spice, a luxury operator that launched its Residence Collection in early 2017, is expanding in New Zealand.
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Editor’s B-Roll: Traveling through Southwest England

During my trip to Southwest England for ExploreGB, I had the opportunity to traverse through a few cities and towns including beachside Brighton, bustling Bristol, quaint Devon, and the charming Port Isaac.
Costa-Diadema

Costa Cruises Revamps Pricing System

Costa Cruises just re-vamped its pricing system, available for sailings departing after April 1, 2018.
Plan a Cruise Night with Viking Cruises and sell more sails.

How to Think Outside the Box with Viking Cruises

It's time to think outside the box, and Viking Cruises has tips on how you can do this, while also scoring high revenue and leads.
Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

Eye on the World: Calgary

Though we visited Calgary during Rendez-vous Canada, we were able to sneak in a few experiences around town.

First Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Property in China Opens

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts opened its first property in China this week.

Let’s Talk Sandos Hotels & Resorts in Mexico

Let's talk about the Sandos brand, new initiatives at Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort, and big news for travel agents.
Captivating views from our room at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort

Multi-Gen Staycation in Sunny Isles

I packed up my Jeep with my parents in tow, as my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew led the way to our destination— a staycation at Newport Beach Hotel & Resort in Sunny Isles.
The 1-bedroom suite at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne’s Latest Re-imagination

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami recently debuted its latest multi-phase re-imagination, which included newly designed guestrooms and a new signature dining venue.
Kennedy Space Center's NASA Now attraction. (Photo courtesy of Kennedy Space Center.)

Kennedy Space Center’s NASA Now Attraction: A Must-See for Space Fans

Space fans won't want to miss Kennedy Space Center's NASA Now attraction, which allows guests to get an up-close look at vehicles that have traveled in space.
Guests can enjoy this pool and ocean views at B Ocean Resort for just $1 on their birthday. (Photo courtesy of B Hotels and Resorts.)

Go Virgo, It’s Your Birthday with $1 Stays

Agents, start picking up your phones and sending out those happy birthday e-mails to clients on your roster whose birthdays are from Aug. 22 - Sept. 22.
The Flagler King guestroom at The Julia. (Photo courtesy of The Julia.)

South Beach’s Newest Adults-Only Boutique Hotel

South Beach's newest boutique hotel, The Julia, opened earlier this month as an adults-only property in the South of Fifth, "SoFi," neighborhood. 
Guests staying at The Perry Hotel Key West have access to the onsite Stock Island Marina, which makes it easy to enjoy a plethora of water activities.

Eye on the World: The Perry Hotel Key West

The Perry Hotel Key West is the Keys' latest opening, located on Stock Island—an area known for its fishing community with an artsy vibe—just a 15-minute drive to Key West's popular Duval Street.
A selfie of Josh in Venice.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Josh Leibowitz

Josh Leibowitz, CSO for Carnival Corporation and senior v.p. for Cunard North America, most recent trip was a Transatlantic sailing from London to New York on Cunard's Queen Mary 2. Though at first he wasn't sure how he would fill his time while out at sea for seven consecutive days, he now adds it as a must-do experience for travelers. We’ll let him explain in this edition of the Coffee Time With Industry Vets Q&A series.
Save on winter escapes to The Sebastian-Vail in Vail Village. (Photo courtesy of The Sebastian-Vail.)

Winter Getaway Savings

For your clients thinking of their winter getaway, The Sebastian-Vail is offering a Book Winter and Save up to 40 Percent offer.
Hotel Beaux Arts Autograph Collection

Hotel Beaux Arts Wows

The Autograph Collection Hotels knows a pretty thing when it sees it, so it’s no surprise to yours truly that the fabulous Hotel Beaux Arts recently joined the Autograph Collection.

Marriott International Exec. Talks Puerto Rico and Marriott’s Millennial Appeal

In this interview, we caught up with Steve Contos, senior v.p. – Caribbean & Luxury Portfolio Latin America, Marriott International, to talk Puerto Rico, Marriott's Millennial appeal and the company's expansion plans. 
Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Master Suite bedroom.

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort to Debut This December

The Solmar Group is expanding its footprint in Los Cabos, Mexico with the opening of a new luxury resort on the region's Pacific coast.
The AeroMayan Pass opens up creative itineraries through southern Mexico.

Aeromar’s New Air Pass Speeds Travelers Along the Route of the Maya

Visiting the Mayan masterpieces of Mexico has just become easier with the introduction of the AeroMayan Pass.
Excellence Oyster Bay in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Excellence Oyster Bay Ready for Bookings

Excellence Oyster Bay is set to open its doors on June 1, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Intrepid Travel has launched a new range of For Solo Travelers tours for 2018.

Adventure Tours to Book in 2018

2018 is the year for adventurers with new tours that allows travelers to get up close with giant pandas in China, cycle South Africa’s most picturesque trails and travel solo in Africa, Southeast Asia and beyond.

South African Airways, Africa’s Most Awarded Airline

South African Airways, a Star Alliance member and Africa’s most awarded airline, serves over 75 destinations on the continent in conjunction with regional partners.
Air France is rolling out a brand-new immersive entertainment system.

Air France Rolls Out New Immersive Entertainment System

Air France is rolling out a brand-new immersive entertainment system in partnership with the startup SkyLights.
The Norwegian Bliss will feature the largest competitive racetrack at sea.

Norwegian Bliss To Debut Many Firsts at Sea

Featuring the largest competitive racetrack at sea, original new dining concepts, and heart-racing waterslides that round the side of the ship, Norwegian Cruise Line’s sixteenth ship, the Norwegian Bliss, is already making quite the splash ahead of its spring 2018 debut.
Ponant is offering up to 30 percent off select Arctic expeditions in 2019. (Photo credit: Ponant/Lorraine Turc)

Ponant Offers Up To 30 Percent Off Arctic Expedition

Ponant is offering up to 30 percent off select Arctic expeditions in 2019.
Silversea has unveiled details of its enrichment program for 2017 voyages, which includes complimentary yoga.

3 Cruises that Blend Wellness with Culture

Whether it's meditation classes in Cambodia or mindfulness hikes in Espiritu Santo, these luxury cruises let you stay physically and mentally balanced while exploring some of the most culturally rich areas of the world.
Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a limited-time promotion of $50 in onboard spend for new bookings on the line’s 4-day round-trip cruises to Cuba

Cuba Cruise Promotion

Travelers looking to explore the art, culture and history that abounds in Cuba can take advantage of a limited-time Havana Nights promotion through Norwegian Cruise Line.

Sail Through History with American Cruise Lines

Featuring several new ports of call in Washington D.C., Chestertown, Maryland, and Mt. Vernon, Virgina, American Cruise Lines’ new 11-day American Revolution Cruise visits some the nation’s most historically significant ports along the Chesapeake Bay.
Ellen Bettridge succeeded Guy Young as the president and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection last August. (Photo credit: Rainer Witzgall)

Ellen Bettridge Recounts Her First Year at Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection's president and CEO Ellen Bettridge takes a look back at the line's banner year with Recommend.
Soufriere

Eye on the World: 8 Hotels, 1 Gorgeous Island

We took a whirlwind tour of some of Saint Lucia's most beautiful resorts. Here's a snapshot of the island's hotel landscape. 

Nick Jonas Performs Aboard Two Carnival Cruise Line Sailings

Nick Jonas, multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist, will be performing on board Carnival ships.
Exterior rendering of the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.

Pechanga Rising

When the entire $285 million expansion project is complete this December, Pechanga Resort & Casino will become the largest resort/casino on the West Coast.

Sin City Update

This summer we’ve got our eyes set on the expansion of a Las Vegas original as well as some unbelievably “suite” deals for clients looking to book a last-minute summer rendezvous to Sin City.