Posted on September 28th, 2016

Eye on the World: Alaska

Earlier this month, I left the humidity of Miami for the dry—and delightful—weather of Alaska. I hopped on one of John Hall's Alaska tours and...well, the images speak for themselves. Stunning? So much more than that. Read More

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Sales Tips to Becoming a Better Agent

One of the keys to becoming a better a travel agent according to Mary Dring, Delta Vacations regional sales director for the west coast, is to function as a consultative seller. Here are a few recommendations that could help boost your bottom line. Read More

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Ocean Riviera Paradise Poised for Winter Debut

Ocean Riviera Paradise—a five-star all-inclusive resort located on the seafront in the Playa Del Carmen area of Riviera Maya, Mexico— is poised to open Dec. 15, 2016. Read More

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Touring Ireland by Rail

Ireland saw an 18 percent increase in overseas visitors in the first quarter of 2016 according to Tourism Ireland, which is good news for agents looking to sell unique experiences in a popular destination. Read More

Posted on September 26th, 2016

The Luxury Travel Buzz at SOTIC

Here are a few post-conference takeaways Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler gathered from the Caribbean Tourism Organization's State of the Travel Industry Conference in Barbados. Read More

Posted on September 26th, 2016

Delta Vacations Adds Europe to Romance Program

If you’re a destination wedding/honeymoon specialist, or would like to become one, then you should know that Delta Vacations has added some of Europe's most sought after destinations to its Honeymoon Program, including Rome, Venice, Florence, Paris and London. Read More

Posted on September 26th, 2016

A “Standing Ovation” for Celebrity’s New “Far Away” TV Spot

A travel agent executive gives Celebrity Cruises' new TV spot “Far Away” a standing ovation. Read More

Posted on September 26th, 2016

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Peter Jon Lindberg

Think you know Peter Jon Lindberg, director of inspiration for Conrad Hotels & Resorts, think again…. Read More

Posted on September 26th, 2016

A Bleisure Travel Getaway in the Bahamas Out Islands

The Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board has reintroduced its Flexible FAM Trip, or Bleisure Travel Program, to travel agents at participating hotels in order to give agents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the islands and member hotels at their leisure. Read More

Posted on September 23rd, 2016

Marriott International Finalizes Acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Marriott International has finalized its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest hotel company. Read More