Lindblad Expeditions has cancelled its July 8 and July 15 Alaska voyages on the National Geographic Quest due to an accident that happened during the process of launching the vessel from the shipyard into the sea.
Registration is now open to attend Delta Vacations University 2017.
Tour operators and cruise lines remark on President Trump’s rollback of President Obama’s Cuba policy.
Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler gives an update on the Caribbean Tourism Organizations' Caribbean Week in New York.
Updates on Grenada from Caribbean Week in New York City.
Jamaica will host the UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism. To call this a big deal would be an understatement.
Ponant is launching its new underwater lounge, the Blue Eye, on board the four new Ponant Explorer ships launching in summer 2018 and 2019.
The Travel Corporation marked the official opening of its brand-new office in Manhattan last week with a celebration at the 21 Club.
"2016 was a banner year, our best year ever in the Caribbean," declared Karen Kammer, Delta Vacations' director of product development for the Caribbean, at the DATE (Dominican Annual Tourism Exposition) meeting in early May.
Windstar's president John Delaney gives us his take on the future of travel.
AmaWaterways has unveiled plans for its biggest ship ever, AmaMagna, which is expected to launch in 2019.
Carnival Cruise Line has signed an agreement with the Bahamian government for the construction of a new cruise port facility.
The U.S.V.I. has announced a Centennial Plus program, wherein an all-star team of tour packagers are offering visitors a fourth night free and $400 in spending credits.
Crystal Cruises has unveiled the complete plans for Crystal Symphony’s and Crystal Serenity’s dry dock transformations.
For the first time, the cities of London and Paris are partnering to jointly promote both cities to overseas visitors.
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.
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.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced the next generation of the line’s fleet.
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.
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.
This year's May-October festival season in Saint Lucia is, in a way, a whole new ballgame for this stunning island.
How's this for timing? After a double renovation (thanks, Hurricane Matthew), Paradise Island's One & Only Ocean Club will re-open on Valentine's Day.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville are joining forces to develop a new collection of all-inclusive Margaritaville resorts.
Here are a few nuggets Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler picked up at The New York Times Travel Show panels.
You're not about to see high-density megaresorts in Grenada, because “we’re not into mass tourism,” Christine Noel-Horsford, the Grenada Tourism Authority's director of sales for the USA, told Recommend’s Caribbean editor Ed Wetschler on Trade Day at The New York Times Travel Show.
The Travel Corporation Announces Diamond Sponsorship of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism...
The Travel Corporation (TTC) has announced its Diamond Sponsorship of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.
Celebrity Cruises has named interior designer Nate Berkus as design ambassador for the brand’s newest class of ships—Edge Class.
For the first time in the hospitality companies’ history, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Marriott International, Inc. are partnering to introduce modern, design-driven, lifestyle brand AC Hotels by Marriott to the Caribbean.
Cox & Kings, The Americas has announced the appointment of Warren H. Chang as Chief Operating Officer.
Stacy Lowman has joined Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, as the new director of training and development.
This morning at a ceremony at the company's corporate offices in Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it's newly built ship, Norwegian Bliss, which begins sailing in 2018, will homeport seasonally in Miami.
Eurail has added Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, to its membership group.
Dream Hotel Group has announced the consolidation of all the company’s brands—Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, Night Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels—under one master chain code—DZ—on the GDS.
This April, Stephen England-Hall will join Tourism New Zealand as the organization’s new CEO.
Here's what's new for hotels and tours. This month we're focusing on hotels with a wellness perk and biking tours.
Classic Vacations has unveiled its redesigned website featuring a new booking engine and other improved benefits.
Between Apple Leisure Group's nonstop growth and innovations, and the purchase of ALG by venture capital companies KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.) and KSL Capital Partners, it makes sense at this time to ask ALG CEO Alejandro Zozaya for his take on the industry.
Audley Travel, specialists in customized travel, has joined USTOA, bringing the association’s current total to 52 active members representing nearly 160 brands.
Azamara Club Cruises is the latest cruise line to announce that it will begin sailing to Cuba next year....
For the first time in the cruise line’s history, Royal Caribbean International will sail to Cuba.
Insight Vacations has entered into a preferred partnership agreement with Ensemble Travel Group, offering new premium and luxury touring options for travelers and new revenue opportunities for Ensemble’s members.
During an exclusive interview in New York City with Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler, Jeannie Gibson, the communications manager for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, and Valery Brown-Alice, senior director of global marketing, shared some of the news from the Bahamas.
The world of Nintendo—gigantic piranha plants, question blocks and all—is coming to three Universal theme parks around the globe.
Last week in Havana, Cuba, the governments of Aruba and Cuba signed a cooperative agreement in an effort to boost both countries’ tourism sectors.
Nine cruise industry associations have joined to form a new global trade association utilizing the name Cruise Line International Association (CLIA).
For travel agents interested in learning more about Dubai as a destination for their clients, American Society of Travel Agents’ (ASTA) eighth annual International Destination Expo (IDE) in Dubai will take place April 4-7, 2013.
All-inclusive Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort in Jamaica is now welcoming all ages and introducing a variety of programs, activities and accommodations for the whole family.
As San Francisco welcomes the new “dotcommers” offices downtown, The St. Regis San Francisco is also drawing this audience,...
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced a new resorts campaign designed to educate travel professionals on the more than 200 resorts in Starwood’s global portfolio.
With the introduction of nonstop flights between Miami and Asuncion, Paraguay, on Nov. 15, American Airlines is filling a void in the air services network of South America.
Travel agents interested in expanding their knowledge of the Middle East as a destination for their clients should make plans to attend the American Society of Travel Agents' (ASTA) eighth annual International Destination Expo (IDE) in Dubai, April 4-7, 2013.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) has recently joined the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) as an exclusive cruise line partner.
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