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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.
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.
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.

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