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Guests can enjoy the balcony views from the Penthouse at Mango Bay for a discounted price.

Fall For Off Season Savings in Barbados

Reward your clients for traveling during low season with a discounted stay at one of the Mango Bay Hotel Group's all-inclusive properties in Barbados.
Agents will experience the life of Mongolian nomads on this 10-day FAM trip.

Mongolian Backcountry FAM

Agents can start planning their summer 2018 travels early with the latest offering from Travel All Mongolia: a 10-day FAM trip to explore the Mongolian backcountry.
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.
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.
Visit Sweden Webinar

Increase Your Sweden Bookings—Visit Sweden Webinar

Increase your bookings in Sweden and enter for a chance to win a $250 gift card by attending an exclusive webinar where Magnus Lindbergh, head of travel trade for Visit Sweden, will give the inside scoop on this Scandinavian country.
Hotels in the Punta Cana area are open for business. Shown here, Alsol Sanctuary Cap Cana.

Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, Part 2

Here is a guide to resorts and other facilities that are open in the Caribbean islands—and only those islands—that were slammed or grazed by Hurricane Irma.
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.
During sessions at Nexion member events.

Nexion to Host New and Updated Travel Sales Summits

Nexion members are being offered two back-to-back training sessions next month.
Intrepid Group's newest incentive will send top sellers on some of their most popular tours.

Intrepid Group Launches Best of the Best Incentive

Intrepid Group has upped the ante for travel agents who book their tours throughout the fall season.
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.
Regent Seven Seas looks to loyal guests and travel agents to name their next ship

Name A Ship and Win A Trip With Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ latest sweepstakes offers travel agents and loyal guests the chance to name the newest ship in its fleet and sail on the maiden voyage.
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.
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Europe a Top Pick for U.S. Travelers

According to data released by Virtuoso, six of the top 10 slots where upscale Americans are heading this fall and holiday season are in Europe.
From left to right: Terrie Hansen, sr. v.p. of marketing, Virtuoso (who moderated the “Trends in Travel” panel discussion); Bobby Zur; Ana Villaca; Gabriel Donida; and Haisley Smith.

Travel Talk

Virtuoso Travel Week, which took place last month in Las Vegas, proved to be a whirlwind of information, and one of the most fruitful sessions I sat in on was “Where, Why & How the Affluent Travel.”
Take a FAM trip with Pacific Delight Tours aboard the Victoria Jenna.

Travel to China on a FAM

Travel to China with Pacific Delight Tours on an 11-night agent FAM departing on March 19, 2018.
Visit the Antarctic with Zegrahm Expeditions. (Photo credit: Zegrahm Expeditions.)

USTOA’s Travel Together Month = Perks for Agents

The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) is kicking off its annual Travel Together Month in September with exclusive incentives for agents and consumers. 
Sandals Love Nest Suites

Sandals Rolls Out Sweepstakes for Travel Agents

Sandals Resorts has announced the new Fall In Love Nest Suites sweepstakes for travel agents.
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.

Delta Partners with American Red Cross to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Delta customers can support relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
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.
ASTA

ASTA Launches Verified Travel Advisor Certification Program

This morning at ASTA's convention, president and CEO Zane Kerby announced that ASTA is launching its ASTA Verified Travel Advisor Certification Program.
Harmony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International Adds New Features to Espresso

Royal Caribbean Cruises has added a new lineup of business-ready features for agents on Espresso.
Palace Resorts' fourth annual Palace Experience Global Conference will take at Moon Palace Jamaica.

Palace Experience Global Conference is this October

Palace Resorts' fourth annual Palace Experience Global Conference will take place in Ocho Rios this year on Oct. 1-4, 2017.

First Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Property in China Opens

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

Get the 4-1-1 on The Royal Suites Hotels

Agents, you can get the latest 4-1-1 on The Royal Suites Hotels during a webinar on Sept. 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. EST. 
Earn more perks when booking La Coleccion Resorts such as Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa del Carmen.

La Coleccion Upgrades Travel Agent Program

La Coleccion Resorts, which encompasses Live Aqua Resorts, Grand Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, and The Explorean, has upgraded its travel agent program.
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.

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.
Bon Beer Voyage’s Amsterdam to Bruges Beercation Cruise is a weeklong, small group beer-centric barge cruise sailing the canals of Belgium and The Netherlands.

Amsterdam to Bruges Beercation Cruise FAM

Beer Voyage is offering a Amsterdam to Bruges Beercation Cruise FAM Oct. 14-21.
Around the Mountains Cycle Trail, Southland, New Zealand. (Photo credit: Tourism New Zealand)

Independent New Zealand FAM

Travel agents can now plan and book their own independent FAM trip with the new Explore PLUS Program from Tourism New Zealand.
TravelBound has added a month-long A Buck a Room Night promotion to its Amazon Rewards Program for travel agents.

TravelBound Gives Travel Agents “A Buck A Room Night” This August

TravelBound has added a month-long A Buck a Room Night promotion to its Amazon Rewards Program for travel agents.
Universal Orlando Resort has launched its first-ever customer service team dedicated exclusively to travel agents.

Universal Orlando Resort Launches Dedicated Support Team for Travel Agents

Universal Orlando Resort has launched its first-ever customer service team dedicated exclusively to travel agents.
The church of St. Zeno and Apollonia can be found on a hilltop covered with vineyards.

South Tyrol FAM

IDM Sudtirol is offering a FAM to South Tyrol Sept. 24-30, 2017.
The Qatar Tourism Authority's 2017 roadshows will provide travel agents with in-depth information on the destination with an emphasis on art and culture. (Pictured: the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha)

Qatar Tourism Authority 2017 Roadshows

Receive all of the tools you need to sell Qatar during the Qatar Tourism Authority's 2017 roadshows.
Olive Tree Escapes is hosting its first-ever FAM to Italy from Nov. 13-21 visiting Rome, Florence and Venice.

Olive Tree Escapes Italy FAM

Olive Tree Escapes is hosting its first-ever FAM to Italy from Nov. 13-21 visiting Rome, Florence and Venice.
View of the Piton from Ladera in Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia Celebrates Top-Producing Tour Operators

Saint Lucia's friendly faces, verdant landscape and achingly beautiful Pitons greeted us last week for the 5th Annual Saint Lucia Showcase - North America, an event that connects hotels, DMCs, and tourism officials with North America-based tour operators that sell Saint Lucia as one of their primary destinations.
Stunning China’s Best of Japan FAM tours Tokyo, Owakudani, Mt.Fuji, Toyohashi, Nara, Kyoto and Osaka.

Japan FAM

Tour Tokyo, Owakudani, Mt.Fuji, Toyohashi, Nara, Kyoto and Osaka on Stunning China’s 8-day Best of Japan FAM.
Contiki specialized in travel for 18-35 year olds.

Make Bookings to Win Prizes with Contiki

Contiki has announced a new rewards program following the launch of its new e-learning platform, ContikiU.
The bleisure traveler is looking to mix business with a leisure vacation.

Travel Talk: Bleisure Travel

The line between business and leisure travel continues to blur, so much so that the term “bleisure” is now commonplace.
Beachside at the Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an.

Made for Romance

These 5 all-inclusive resorts fire up the heat for a sultry couples-only getaway.
Couples can enjoy a variety of watersports at Secrets Cap Cana.

Just the Two of Us: New Couples-Only All-Inclusive Resorts

“Adults-only” isn’t good enough for some who seek a romantic getaway.
Poolside at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California.

Head Over Heels

Romance blooms just as profusely here in the U.S.
Susan Farewell

Travel Advisor Corner: South America: Now More Than Ever

Clients asking where to go next? Surefire answer: South America.
Walt Disney World Resort is offering a special 4-Park Magic Ticket that allows guests to experience all four theme parks.

Summer Savings on Disney 4-Park Magic Ticket and More

Like those carefree summer days, these summer savings won’t last long. Ranging from a limited-time Disney 4-Park Magic Ticket...
The Family Escape package at the Acqualina Resort & Spa in Miami Beach is ideal for those clients looking to book a last-minute summer getaway.

Miami Beach Summer Family Escape

From educational marine programs and beach games for young children to entertaining and physically challenging activities for teenagers and relaxing spa treatments for adults, the Family Escape package at the Acqualina Resort & Spa in Miami Beach is ideal for those clients looking to book a last-minute summer getaway.
Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort in Santa Clara, Panama.

Sunny Land Tours Panama Crossing FAM

Sunny Land Tours is offering a new 7-day Panama Crossing FAM from Oct. 26 to Nov. 01, 2017.
FAMTrips.travel all-inclusive China FAM visits the Forbidden City in Beijing.

All-Inclusive China FAM

Join FAMTrips.travel from Oct. 24-Nov. 9 in the exotic orient on one of its most all-inclusive FAM programs to date.
Ideal for animal lovers, Culture Holidays’ 7-day Sri Lanka FAM allows travelers to spend time helping and feeding elephants.

Sri Lanka FAM

Culture Holidays’ 7-day Sri Lanka FAM takes guests on an exploration of this compact and un-crowded island featuring everything from sunny beaches to world heritage sites.
Culture Holidays is offering a 7-day Transformative India FAM.

Transformative India FAM

Culture Holidays’ 7-day Transformative India FAM tours some of the most exotic locations of the Golden Triangle.