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VIA Rail Vacations by Railbookers adds new itineraries in Canada. (Photo courtesy of Yankee Leisure Group.)

What’s New in Rail Travel

Rail travel is expanding in both Canada and the U.S. with new itineraries and even a new departure destination. For...
The Time Out Market Miami is one of many attractions coming soon to South Florida.

What’s New in Miami: Hotels and Attractions

In a city with an ever-changing landscape of hotels, restaurants, visitors and even some transient locals, here's just a sampling of what's new and upcoming in Miami.
As the Cruise Capital of the World, Miami has big plans to welcome new ships in the coming months.

Cruise Ships Coming Soon to Miami

As the "Cruise Capital of the World," PortMiami is constantly welcoming new ships, and 2018 will be no different.
The Naples Grande Beach Resort re-opens with upgrades after Hurricane Irma. (Photo courtesy of Naples Grande Beach Resort.)

The Naples Grande Beach Resort Re-Opens After Irma

After a three and a half month closure due to Hurricane Irma, the Naples Grande Beach Resort re-opens on Dec. 15 with a refreshed look and upgraded guestrooms.
The 4-story glass atrium on aboard American Song will bring the outdoors inside with unobstructed views.

American Cruise Lines Names First Ship in Modern Riverboat Series

American Cruise Lines is building a new Modern Riverboat Series and has officially announced the name of the first ship to join the fleet: American Song.
A rendering of what guests can expect at the new Disneyland Pixar Pier. (Photo courtesy of Disneyland.)

New Theme Park Fun for 2018

New adventures for families and thrill seekers are coming to a few theme parks in 2018 from the west coast to the east coast.
The new additions to Disney Magic will debut in early 2018.

Disney Cruise Line Adds New Entertainment for All Ages

New spaces and experiences are coming to Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic, bringing additional entertainment options for every member of your clients' families.

Eye On The World: Il Salviatino, A Florentine Villa

Contributing writer Regina Baraban traveled to Florence, Italy last month for a visit to Il Salviatino, a gorgeously restored 15th century villa that has hosted many weddings and a guest list of such luminaries as the Dali Lama.
The 300-acre Margaritaville Resort Orlando is set to open in late 2018.

Orlando to Welcome New Margaritaville Resort

A new accommodations option will be joining the ranks of Orlando's resorts as the Margaritaville Resort Orlando sets to open in late 2018.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit takes guests on an exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila. (Photo courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.)

Exclusive Tequila Experience at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Luxe travelers will want to get in on this one. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has a new exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila.

Villas with Fabulous Vistas

With vistas like these, your clients will never want to leave these gorgeous villas.
Moms and daughters watch as their dolls get a makeover at The American Girl doll store.

A Miami Mother-Daughter Getaway with American Girl Doll

Looking to book your clients on a mother-daughter getaway? Set their eyes on south Florida with an American Girl Doll-themed vacation package exclusive to the Kimpton EPIC Miami. 
WOW Air continues to expand its offering in the U.S. making European travel more affordable.

WOW Air Launches JFK Service with Promo Fares to Europe

Iceland's budget transatlantic airline, WOW Air, is coming to John F. Kennedy International Airport and making it easier for U.S. travelers to reach Europe with promotional fares as low as $99.
Hawks Cay Resort plans to reopen in 2018 after major renovations.

Florida Keys Resort Plans Major Renovations Post Hurricane Irma

Hawks Cay Resort, a 60-acre property located in The Florida Keys, is launching a renovation aimed at enhancing the overall look and feel of the resort after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma. 
An artist rendering shows the future of the polar vessel to be built for the Linblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Fleet Set For Expansion

The Linblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet is set to expand in 2020 with the launching of a new polar vessel.
The Watergate Scandal Room 214 allows guests a closer look at the infamous scandal that took place there.

Stay in a Scandalous Room at the Watergate Hotel

For your clients who live for political drama or for those who just love a good scandal, the iconic Watergate...
Edie Rodriguez brings 30 years of experience to her new role at Ponant.

Edie Rodriguez is Passionate About Ponant

Sitting with Edie Rodriguez and talking about her new role as Ponant brand chairman and corporate special advisor, it was crystal-clear that Rodriguez is passionate and excited to be associated with the Ponant brand.
The Southwest Airlines route marks the seventh major carrier to service Turks and Caicos.

Southwest Launches Turks and Caicos Service With Promo Fare

On Nov. 5, 2017, Southwest Airlines will launch its new daily nonstop flight service from Fort Lauderdale International Airport to Providenciales International Airport in Turks and Caicos with one-way promotional fares starting at $69.
The Silver Muse pool deck is a central area to soak up the sun, take a lap on the jogging track, and grab a drink or bite to eat.

On Board Silversea’s Silver Muse

Before voyaging on an itinerary bound for South America, Silversea invited Recommend along with other media members and travel agents to experience the cruise line's newest flagship Silver Muse on an overnight sailing to The Bahamas.
AmaWaterways will offer more than 50 wine-themed cruises in 2018.

What’s Trending on the Waters

The search for meaningful memories and bucket-list destinations ranks among the top trends in today’s cruise industry.
Star Legend docked in Bordeaux. (Laurel Herman)

Globetrotting: Windstar’s Star Legend Culinary Excellence, Authentic Experiences

As we concluded our cruise from Dublin to Lisbon sailing on the 10-day Cuisines and Cultures of Spain, France and Portugal aboard the 106 all-suite Star Legend, our thoughts focused on all of the amazing, authentic and educational onboard and onshore experiences we’d had.
Poolside at Live Aqua.

Globetrotting: La Coleccion Resorts by Fiesta Americana in Cancun

I recently ran into three beauties while visiting Cancun. Let me introduce you to them: Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, and Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, respectively.
Poolside at the Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort.

Globetrotting: Finding Your Rhythm at Sandos Cancun

A jewel-box in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, the 213-room Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort offers an all-inclusive experience tailored for those who want a luxurious getaway with plenty of action.
G Adventures is offering active itineraries around the world under its 18-to-Thirtysomething portfolio.

Travel Talk

New tours to the destinations on your clients’ bucket list expand your options to offer them a unique experience.
High-end accommodations at Serenity in Saint Lucia.

Globetrotting: Serenity at Coconut Bay

“Serenity is a place where there is no ‘no,’” says CEO Mark Adams Good, because this boutique property is likely to be hosting a lot of honeymooners.
Guests participating in AmaWaterways' Wellness Program activities can enjoy yoga on the sun deck and more.

AmaWaterways Promotes Healthy Habits With Expanded Wellness Program

AmaWaterways is encouraging its guests to stay healthy while on board its ships through the Wellness Program, which will expand to six ships in 2018.
Artist renderings reveal big plans for the Le Blanc Spa Resort, Los Cabos set to open in early 2018.

Palace Resorts’ Plans For Expansion

Travel agents, tour operators and industry insiders gathered at Moon Palace Jamaica for Palace Resort's fourth annual Palace Experience Global Conference where executives shared some big news on the brand's plans for expansion.

Eye on the World: Unfiltered Cancun

Whether your clients are foodies, spa-lovers, or like to relax in luxury, there's something here to fit their needs. Take a glimpse of our unfiltered images for a peek of what Cancun has to offer.
Snorkeling in Hawaii is one of many adventures your clients can enjoy at a discount with Exodus Travels.

Exodus Travels’ Offer Will Make 2018 Your Client’s Year of Adventure

Adventure tour operator Exodus Travels wants to help your clients hit the road next year without breaking the bank as part of the company's Make 2018 Your Year of Adventure promotion.
Outdoor spinning class is one of many activities guests can participate in to stay fit while on vacation at IBEROSTAR.

New IBEROSTAR Program Helps Guests Stay Fit on Vacation

While staying at an all-inclusive resort often involves lots of eating and drinking, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is encouraging guests to stay active while on vacation through its Fit & Fun program.
The renovation of Caesars Palace's largest tower includes ten luxurious villas.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Completes $100 Million Renovation

Known for bringing luxury with a hint of aristocratic elegance to the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace Las Vegas has completed a $100 million renovation of its Palace Tower. 
The indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace will be a feature on all new Viking river ships debuting in 2019.

Viking Announces Seven New River Ships

In a statement made on Oct. 24, 2017, Viking announced that it has ordered seven new river ships that will debut in 2019.
Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator will include Cuba calls on their 2018-2019 sailings.

Regent Seven Seas to Add Cuba Calls in 2018-2019

After first calling on Havana in April 2017, Regent Seven Seas has announced the addition of Cuba calls to six itineraries set to sail in the line's 2018-2019 Caribbean season. 
Delta will increase flight options to St. Kitts and Nevis just in time for the holidays.

Delta Offers Additional Direct Flights to St. Kitts

For clients looking to escape to the Caribbean this winter, Delta, will soon offer direct flights to the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis from two of its biggest hubs. 
Artist renderings show HANSEATIC inspiration sailing alongside its sister ship, HANSEATIC nature.

Hapag-Llyod Cruises’ Newest Ship

On Oct. 18, 2017, crowds gathered around the Romanian port of Tulcea for the keel laying ceremony of the HANSEATIC inspiration—the second of two new expedition ships for Hapag-Llyod Cruises.
Dubrovnik, Croatia will be one of the stops on MSC Cruises' new Eastern Mediterranean itinerary.

MSC Cruises to Set Sail in the Eastern Mediterranean

 MSC Cruises has announced the launch of a new itinerary that will set sail in the Eastern Mediterranean in summer 2018.
The Resort at Squaw Creek is offering 20 percent discounts to guests who book early for winter stays.

Getaways for Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Whether your clients are looking to spend some time on the slopes or enjoy other snow-filled activities, these properties and tour companies around the world are offering a variety of experiences fit for wintertime fun.
Symphony of the Seas will be the world's largest cruise ship and feature new additions like the two-level Ultimate Family Suite.

Royal Caribbean Set to Debut World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean is adding a 25th ship to its fleet, and the cruise line is going big for the momentous...
Now your clients can extend their winter vacations with Baha Mar's latest promotion.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Offers Sunshine on Sale Promotion

The Bahama's new Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is enticing guests to visit this winter with its Sunshine on Sale promotion.
Celebrity Reflection will be one of five ships sailing through Europe in summer 2019.

Celebrity Cruises Announces 2019 Itineraries for Europe

Celebrity Cruises is taking over Europe in summer 2019 with plans to send five ships to over 90 ports of call throughout the continent. 

Holiday Getaways in Florida

Tear your clients away from the stress that the holidays often bring by suggesting one of these Thanksgiving or Christmas-themed getaways in sunny Florida.
Mariner's Resort Villas & Marina in Key Largo is one of many Florida Keys properties offering special rates.

Special Rates for Florida Keys Travel

About one month after Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys, the island chain officially reopened to visitors on Oct. 1, 2017 with several resorts offering discounted rates to encourage guests to visit the Keys.
For the first time, Walt Disney World Resort is welcoming dogs at select hotels.

Walt Disney World Welcomes Dogs at Select Hotels

For clients who can't imagine visiting "The Happiest Place on Earth" without their furry friends, Walt Disney World Resort is now welcoming guests and their canine companions at four resort hotels. 
Bulgari Hotel Shanghai in China

Virtuoso Unveils the Hottest Soon-to-Debut Luxury Hotels

According to Virtuoso, here are some of the hottest hotels around the globe opening this fall and beyond.
Variety Cruises specializes in small ship cruises with yachts accommodating no more than 72 passengers.

Variety Cruises Celebrates 50 Years with Free Cruises and Bonus Commissions

In celebration of its 50 years of small ship sailing around the world, Variety Cruises is rewarding the travel partners that helped them reach this milestone by offering agents free cruises and bonus commissions throughout 2018. 
Agents can earn up to 15 percent commission with Carnival Cruise Line's new program.

Carnival’s AMP Up Commission Program

Carnival Cruise Line is giving travel agencies a new opportunity to earn higher commission percentages in 2018 with its new AMP Up Commission Program.

Be a VIP With Oasis’ Special Agent Rates

Oasis is giving travel agents the VIP treatment with special rates and more for stays in Mexico.
Four Seasons Resorts & NetJet have teamed up to offer luxury clients unique and private experiences. (Photo courtesy of: Four Seasons Resorts.)

Unique Experiences for the Luxury Guests at Four Seasons Resorts

Four Seasons Resorts has teamed with NetJets—a private aviation company—to offer luxury guests unique, private, bespoke experiences at select destinations.
The Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is Latvia's first five-star Kempinski hotel and one of many new luxury properties around the world.

Luxury and Lifestyle: New Hotels Around the World

Whether your clients are looking to check out a different hotel in one of their favorite destinations or want to shake things up in an entirely new setting, here are some of the latest hotel openings to expand your offerings.
Cayman Islands native, Grace Byers, shows off the romantic side of her home country with husband Trai Byers by her side.

“Empire” Star Grace Byers Becomes Face of the Cayman Islands Romance Campaign

Partnering with Grace Byers, star of the FOX series, "Empire," the Cayman Islands has launched an ad campaign running now through September 2018 to showcase what it has to offer the lovebirds.
After a long day of training, participants in the Two Years to the Top package will be happy to return to a comfortable resort to relax and go to the spa.

Adventure-Seeking Thrills at Salamander Resort & Spa

Start calling your most ambitious adventure-seeking, goal-setting clients. The Salamander Resort & Spa is partnering with extreme adventurer and 8-time world record holder Sean Burch to bring clients on two exclusive journeys that are not for the faint of heart.
Celebrity Reflection is one of several ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet that will be transformed over the next few years.

Celebrity Cruises Unveils Plans to Modernize Fleet

In a project that is expected to be completed by 2023, The Celebrity Revolution will bring about the complete transformation and modernization of all ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet.