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Pleasant Holidays is offerings special savings on all destinations, including Hawaii, where guests can receive either a complimentary car rental or car rental upgrade at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa.

Pleasant Holidays Offers Up To $500 Off All Destinations

Pleasant Holidays is offering up to $500 off all destinations plus complimentary car rentals and car rental upgrades, complimentary nights, a kids stay free promotion and more, during its Summer on Sale deal.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is Small Luxury Hotels of the World's first Ibizan outpost.

New Island Escapes

Plan the perfect island escape for your clients at one of these new idyllic properties.
Carnival's Agentpalooza kicks off on May 11th.

Carnival’s Agentpalooza is Heading Your Way

Carnival Cruise Line is heading to you, agents. The company’s first bus tour, Agentpalooza, will stop across a few southern states, filled with fun, food, and activities.
The suites at the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences in London feature king-size beds and spacious living areas.

Athenaeum Hotel & Residences Offers Weekend Getaway Promotion

London’s five-star independent luxury property Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is offering a Weekend Getaway Promotion where guests receive 20 percent off their stay when booking three consecutive nights in either a guest room or suite.
FAMTrips.travel and Poland Culinary Vacations' Poland FAM features sightseeing tours of some of the country's most popular sights.

Poland FAM

FAMTrips.travel and Poland Culinary Vacations are inviting travel agents to discover Poland’s foodie offerings, the historic city of Krakow and relaxing spas on a 7-day FAM trip Sept. 24-30, 2017.
The spa at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa in Costa Rica.

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa Offers 3 Nights for the Price of 2

Costa Rica’s Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa is offering a Take Me to The Springs Package through Dec. 15, 2017 that includes three nights for the price of two.
Iberostar Rose Hall Suites in Montego Bay Jamaica.

Kids Stay Free at Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ Kids Stay Free promotion is back, which means your clients’ little ones can stay free at the brand’s family-friendly, all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Qutang Gorge. (Photo credit: jejim)

Classic China and Yangtze River FAM

Stunning China is offering a 16-day Classic China and Yangtze River FAM, visiting Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou.
Guests of Poseidon Expeditions' 2018 North Pole-bound voyages can take advantage of early bird savings. (Photo credit: Lauren Farmer)

Cruise Perks

These cruise perks are sure to get the attention of clients interested in booking Arctic, Mediterranean or Pacific Northwest voyages.

Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Cruises to Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will further extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba through 2018, with 33 new voyages.
Les Saintes, Guadeloupe.

The Perks of Selling Guadeloupe

The Guadeloupe Islands, a department of France located in the Caribbean, are attracting visitors thanks to flights and theme packages, not to mention an endless array of activities.

Grand Opening: Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas

"This is going to be a very romantic destination," said Bahamas Prime Minister Perry G. Christie during Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas' grand opening festivities Friday evening, March 31.

Ethiopia Tourism Is Poised for Success

Whether it’s adventure travel, historical landmarks or the next unforgettable cup of coffee travelers seek, Ethiopia is ready to...

Viking Toasts to Two Decades Sailing the World’s Rivers

Viking is celebrating 20 years in the river cruising business.
Scenic Eclipse, which will debut in 2018, will be sailing the world, including the Polar regions.

All in the Family

Getting the scoop on Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Waterways.
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris. (Photo credit: Melissa Bryant)

London and Paris Announce Tourism Partnership

For the first time, the cities of London and Paris are partnering to jointly promote both cities to overseas visitors.
The Port Hills region near Christchurch is a mountain biking paradise. (Photo Credit: Jay French)

American Airlines Offers New Zealand Travel Agent Promo

American Airlines (AA) is offering an exclusive travel agent promotion for IATAN or CLIA registered agents to experience New Zealand with deep discounts on airfare.
Pacific Holidays is offering an 8-day Galapagos and Ecuador FAM this October.

Galapagos and Ecuador FAM

Pacific Holidays is offering an 8-day Galapagos and Ecuador FAM October 20-27, 2017.
Silversea's Silver Cloud.

A Sneak Peek at the Redesigned Silver Cloud

Silversea has unveiled a selection of renderings showcasing multi-million dollar renovations to take place on the Silver Cloud ahead of her conversion into an ice-class expedition ship.
Sterling Vacations has a few space left on the spring 2017 departures of its Danube River Cruise FAM from Vienna to Budapest. (Photo credit: Larisa Birta)

Danube River Cruise FAM

Limited space is still available on the spring 2017 departures of Sterling Vacations’ Danube River Cruise FAM from Vienna to Budapest.
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club recently completed a $9 million redesign of the resort’s 71-par course.

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Offers Third Night Free

Offer your clients a cost effective beach getaway at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida.
Melia Hotels International has upgraded its travel professional portal.

MELIA PRO Maximizes Earnings and Rewards

Melia Hotels International upgraded its travel professional portal, which now offers even more unbeatable benefits for agents.
A rendering of the new Britannia Club restaurant.

Cunard’s Queen Victoria To Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Refit

On May 5, Cunard’s Queen Victoria will be taken out of service for a multi-million dollar refit scheduled for completion on June 4, 2017.
A rendering of project 8651, one of four new ships in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.'s next generation of ships. 

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Next Generation of Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced the next generation of the line’s fleet.
Sundeck on the Celebrity Edge.

Celebrity Edge Reimagines the Cruising Experience

This week, Celebrity Cruises’ president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain revealed designs for the cruise lines’ first new ship class in 10 years and first new ship in six years.

The Quin is Quintessenial NYC

How does early morning yoga in Central Park sound? Or a chat with an artist in residence? How about a direct line to Tiffany & Co. from your guestroom to get that someone special that just-perfect gift? At The Quin, these quintessential New York City experiences are the norm rather than the exception.

TravelBound Launches Amazon Rewards Program for Travel Agents

TravelBound has launched a new rewards program for travel agents to earn Amazon gift cards for bookings made with the company
Beginning with groups sailing in 2018, travel agents' Tour Conductor credits will be calculated in a way that is more lucrative to travel professionals. (Pictured: Royal Caribbean International's Quantum of the Seas)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Enhances TC Credit Policy

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has enhanced its Tour Conductor credit (TC) policy for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises to make booking the brand's cruises more lucrative for travel agents.
Crystal Cruises is offering enticing fares and loyalty perks on 2017 ocean voyages aboard the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity for first-time guests.

Crystal Cruises Offers Enticing Fares on 2017 Voyages

Now through April 28, Crystal Cruises is offering enticing fares and loyalty perks on 2017 ocean voyages aboard the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity for first-time guests.
Views of Jade Mountain.

Reap the Benefits of Selling Saint Lucia

Set in the West Indies, Saint Lucia is an island vacation that appeals to a wide range of travelers, whether they are interested in all-inclusive hotels, classic inns, boutique hotels with spas or wellness programs.
Newer and Better: All-Inclusives for Families

Newer and Better: All-Inclusives for Families

Families are the prime focus, so companies keep renovating and opening new ones. Here’s what’s new with some major all-inclusive brands...
Opposite page: Rendering of the pool at the Club Med Samoens, which will open this December in the French Alps.

Travel Talk: Updates in the Hotel Landscape

The hotel landscape around the globe is ever-evolving, with top brands adding and refurbishing properties from the Maldives to the French Al
Dubai FAM: Picasso Travel's Dubai FAM includes a desert safari. (Photo credit: Dubai Corporation of Tourism & Commerce Marketing)

Dubai FAM

Picasso Tours is offering a 6-night FAM to Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
The pool at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa in the Dominican Republic.

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Offers 4th Night Free

The 50-suite Casa Colonial Beach & Spa in the Dominican Republic is offering a 4th Night Free.
An exhibit at the Cite du Vin museum in Bordeaux, France.

French Tourism Rebounds Two Years After The Start of Terror Attacks

Despite the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, France managed to record a record year in welcoming 84.5 million foreign visitors.
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...
Cordoba, Argentina. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Buenos Aires City Tourist Board)

Argentina Woos Visitors with VAT Refunds

Effective immediately, the government of Argentina is reimbursing its foreign visitors the Value Added Tax (VAT) from hotel and lodging stays across the country.
The 2017 UF Tourism Summit will be held at the BoardWalk Inn at Walt Disney World.

UF Tourism Summit at Disney — April 26 and 27, 2017

Take a D-Tour and be part of an event meant to be different, to transform, disrupt and bring discovery as we quickly move into a new age of tourism.
Pacific Holidays is offering a 9-day FAM to Tahiti.

Pacific Holidays Tahiti FAM

Pacific Holidays is offering a 9-day FAM to The Islands of Tahiti and her islands from April 26 to May 3, 2017.
Contiki Launches Travel Agent Education Program

Contiki Launches Travel Agent Education Program

Contiki has announced the launch of its new eLearning program for travel agents, ContikiU, offering agents insight about the millennial traveler.
Eurail is offering an Extra Days Promotion giving travelers up to five additional free travel days on all Eurail Passes purchased now through March 31, 2017. (Photo credit: Martin Kers)

Eurail’s Extra Days Promotion Returns

Eurail’s Extra Days Promotion is back, offering travelers up to five additional free travel days on all Eurail Passes purchased now through March 31, 2017.
The all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay in Jamaica is running a winter sale.

Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay Winter Sale

The all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay in Jamaica has announced a winter sale featuring savings of up to 55 percent off published rates stays booked through April 30, 2017.
Couples planning a Karisma Hotels & Resorts Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Event may be eligible for wedding credits. El Dorado Casitas Royale (pictured).

Karisma Introduces Wedding Credit Promotion

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has introduced a first-of-its-kind wedding credit promotion for couples planning a Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Event.
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched its new Iberostar app.

Iberostar Launches New App for Guests

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched its new Iberostar app creating new channels of communication between the Majorca-based chain’s hotels and its guests.
Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna, Italy. (Photo credit: Bologna Welcome)

Classic Italy FAM

Small deluxe tour operator Tours Specialists is hosting an 8-day Classic Italy FAM visiting Rome, Assisi, Siena, Florence and other well-known cities in the country.
Guests can take advantage of complimentary welcome credits with a minimum 2-night stay at Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo credit: Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel)

Destination Hotels Offers Welcome Credits

Travelers can experience more of the amenities at Destination Hotels’ collection of U.S properties by taking advantage of complimentary welcome credits based on the reservation length.
airberlin is providing extra support and assistance for travel agents in the U.S. with the launch of a new B2B hotline. 

airberlin Launches New B2B Hotline

Germany’s second largest airline, airberlin, has launched a new B2B hotline exclusively for U.S. travel agents.
Due to recent governmental moves, travel to Iran is shrouded with uncertainty. (Photo credit: Intrepid Travel)

Tour Operators Postpone/Cancel Iran-Bound Travel

This past December, tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association identified Iran as one of the Top 10 Off-The-Beaten Path Destinations for 2017. These days though, the buzz surrounding the country has turned from excitement to uncertainty.
Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam.

Wendy Wu Tours Expands U.S. Headquarters

Wendy Wu Tours has announced the expansion of its U.S. headquarters in New York with the hiring of Leslie Peden as president, North America, and Marc Leventhal as the newly appointed business development manager.
At IBEROSTAR’s all-inclusive resorts, families and couples enjoy world-class dining, entertainment and spacious accommodations.

Celebrate IBEROSTAR’S 60th with 60 Days of Rewards

For 60 years, IBEROSTAR Group has been helping people build exceptional vacation memories.
Altamer Resort's Antilles Pearl villa in Shoal Bay, Anguilla.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Savings: Anguilla Getaway

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Altamer Resort—a beachside retreat located in Shoal Bay, Anguilla—is offering a complimentary night for families who book a week-long stay over Valentine’s Day week.
Costa Rica Travel - WebGoTravel is here to answer your clients questions about travel to Costa Rica.

Top Costa Rica Travel Questions Answered. What is so special about Costa Rica? 

What makes Costa Rica so special and why is it such a hot destination?

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