Destinations

Destinations

Cinque Terre is one of many places travelers can visit on one of Central Holidays' escorted tours in Italy.

Central Holidays Offers Guaranteed Departures and Agent Bonuses

Central Holidays is offering travelers guaranteed departures through May 2018 for their Italy Motorcoach Tour programs, allowing travel agents and their clients to book their Italy vacations with no worries of cancellation.
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Apple Vacations’ New Flights to the Caribbean

On March 2 Apple Vacations will add nonstop Exclusive Vacation Flights between Pittsburgh and Puerto Plata, D.R., on Allegiant Air.
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

It’s a Culinary Feast at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s Food & Wine Festival returns March 3.
Taking on the rapids on the Yellowstone river. (Photo courtesy of Austin Adventures.)

Travel Adventure to Montana and Yellowstone National Park

Families and adults looking for a multi-sport travel adventure should consider a trip with Austin Adventures, which now offers a 6-day Montana Vacation package.
MIR Corporation adds 21-day itinerary to Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia. (Photo courtesy of MIR Corporation.)

MIR Corporation Adds New 21-Day Itinerary

MIR Corporation has added a 21-day journey to Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.

Carnival Fascination Resumes Schedule from San Juan

Carnival Fascination resumed its year-round schedule of 7-day southern Caribbean departures from San Juan this past Sunday.
Accommodations at the Iberostar 70 Park Avenue in New York City.

5 Booked Nights = 1 Free Night

Travel agents who book up to five nights at Iberostar 70 Park Avenue can earn their clients a 1-night stay, complimentary, at any Iberostar resort.
Views of the Temple God. (Photo courtesy of Odyssey Unlimited.)

New Southeast Asia Tour with Odysseys Unlimited

Odysseys Unlimited is launching a new Southeast Asia Odyssey 21-day journey to its portfolio.
The new Slinky Dog ride at the Toy Story Land. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World.)

Toy Story Land Set to Open at Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort has announced the opening date of its new Toy Story Land for June 30, 2018.

Legoland Water Park Extends Its Season for 2018

Legoland Water Park kicks off its longest season ever on Saturday, March 10 with more operating dates since its opening in 2012. 
St. Peter's Basilica

The Roman Guy Announces New Tours for 2018

The Roman Guy's new tours are lip-smacking good.
Guests can sail aboard a Uniworld vessel while exploring several of India's exclusive ancient sites.

Discover an Exclusive Side of India With Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is giving travelers access to some of India's most exclusive and ancient sites with its India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges itinerary now being offered at a discounted rate.
Rendering of Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans.

Hard Rock Comes to New Orleans in 2019

Hard Rock International is expanding into the historic French Quarter and the New Orleans Theatre District with plans to open Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans in the spring of 2019.
Guests at Playacar Palace can relax by the pool while looking out at the ocean.

Playacar Palace Unveils New Look

After a multi-phase, $14 million remodel, Palace Resorts' Playacar Palace is showing off its new look and amenities to guests at this beachfront property in Playa del Carmen.
At the street level, the pastel-colored houses of Old San Juan seem unscathed by last year's Hurricane Maria. Photo Credit: Ed Wetschler

Update on Puerto Rico, Part 2

So how is Puerto Rico doing 4-plus months after Hurricane Maria? Tourism officials addressed that question at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association's Marketplace in San Juan, but I also wanted to get out and see things for myself.
The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf Resort is one of several properties with reopening dates coming up son.

Update on Puerto Rico, Part 1

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association's Marketplace, held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in San Juan, featured updates on Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria. Here's what tourism officials want you to know.
Lounge away and enjoy the Pacific Ocean views at Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge.

Enjoy Privacy and Luxury on a Volcanic Island

Your clients can enjoy the privacy and luxury of staying at the Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge, a private archipelago of 14 volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean.
The Setai Tel Aviv

Setai Sets its Eyes on Tel Aviv

Opening this spring and overlooking the beaches of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, The Setai Tel Aviv is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Travelers on an Art Walk will hone their craft while learning from artist-teachers and their fellow students.

Solo Travelers Get Artsy With The Blue Walk

Walking tour operator The Blue Walk is appealing to solo travelers with a series of art-themed walks through France and Italy that are especially geared towards parties of one. 
Exodus Travels' self-guided itineraries allow solo travelers to hike and bike through Europe at their own pace.

Hike or Bike Solo With Exodus Travels

Solo travelers are often motivated by a desire to travel and experience things at their own pace, but that doesn't mean they want to sacrifice having the guidance of an expert or tour operator. With Exodus Travel's new self-guided walking and cycling tours, they don't have to.
Hilton is making it easier for solo travelers to discover Washington, D.C. with its Capital Adventures Package.

Go Solo in Washington, D.C. With Hilton

Solo travelers headed to Washington, D.C. can Discover and Uncover the city as part of a Hilton campaign allowing them to customize their stays with the Capital Adventure Package.
Penguins on the beach in Cape Town. (Photo courtesy of The Twelve Apostles.)

Cape Town’s Water Shortage

The water shortage in Cape Town is a real issue, but the destination is still open and welcoming tourism business.
When the weather warms up, guests can soak up the sun on Unscripted Durham's rooftop pool.

Retro Meets Modern In Durham’s New Boutique Hotel

An iconic 1962 motor lodge in Durham, North Carolina has a new lease on life with the opening of Unscripted Durham, a mid-century modern boutique hotel located in the heart of Downtown.
Renderings detail what guestrooms inside the Waikiki Beachcomber will look like after renovations. (Credit: SFA)

Outrigger Hotels Welcomes New Hawaii Property

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is celebrating its 70th anniversary with no plans of slowing down as it recently added a new brand to its portfolio with the soft opening of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger on Feb. 1, 2018.
The lobby of U by Uniworld's ship The B.

‘U Get The Rose’ and Romance With U By Uniworld

Whether your clients saw the cast of ABC's "The Bachelor" on a U by Uniworld cruise this week or not, they can now get the same romantic treatment as those reality TV love seekers thanks to the cruise line's U Get The Rose package.
Members of the Caribbean tourism industry gathered at the San Juan Convention Center in Puerto Rico for this year's CHTA Marketplace.

Takeaways from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Marketplace

Fifty-eight percent of people in the Caribbean hospitality business are highly optimistic about 2018, and this is in the wake of two Category 5 hurricanes. But that's the big picture. Take a look at some of the details revealed at CHTA Marketplace's press conferences.
Renovations of the guestrooms and suites at Seadust Cancun Family Resort are part of a larger project to enhance the entire property.

Cancun Family Resort Debuts Makeover and New Promotions

The makeover of guestrooms and suites at the Seadust Cancun Family Resort is complete and the property is welcoming guests with new amenities and special promotions throughout 2018.

The Perfect Accommodations for Nature Lovers

Your all-inclusive vacations are about to change. Inspired by nature, the Signature Eco Collection rooms are the newest collection at Sandos Caracol, an eco resort surrounded by jungle and mangrove in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
An increase in flights to St. Thomas will begin this month.

Major Airlines Increase Service to St. Thomas

With the U.S. Virgin Islands continuing to progress in post-hurricane recovery efforts, more demand for flights to the islands has led to three major airlines increasing flight service to St. Thomas.
Bachelorette parties can toast to the bride-to-be at The Westin Verasa Napa.

Westin Verasa Napa Welcomes Wine-Loving Bachelorettes

Wine-loving brides can wave goodbye to their single days with a relaxing celebration  at The Westin Verasa Napa thanks to the property's Napa Bachelorette Party package. 
Guests enjoying brunch doing a bus tour with U by Uniworld. (Photo courtesy of U by Uniworld.)

The Bachelor Sails with U by Uniworld + Selling Tips

Tonight's "The Bachelor" episode, which airs on ABC, will be featuring the cast sailing with U by Uniworld. Here are tips on how to make this episode beneficial for you.
Guests staying at the Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club's Garden Cottage will receive a discount through the end of February.

Belizean Resort Offers Special Grand Opening Rates

The Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club may have opened its doors to guests in December 2017, but the property is continuing the celebration of its grand opening with a special introductory rate.
Crystal Bach

Crystal River Cruises’ New Moselle Itineraries for 2019

Crystal is introducing brand-new 10-day Enchanting Moselle itinerary aboard Crystal Bach for 2019.
An aerial view shows Marigot, one of several areas to have already reopened in St. Martin.

St. Martin Invites Travelers to Return to ‘The Friendly Island’

When representatives from the French St. Martin Tourist Office traveled to Miami last week to update members of the media on the island's post-hurricane recovery efforts, their overall message was heard loud and clear: St. Martin is open for business and eager to welcome visitors.
The Chandelier Bar inside El San Juan Hotel is one of several public spaces being restored at the iconic hotel.

Iconic Puerto Rican Hotel Bounces Back

After damage from Hurricane Maria forced Puerto Rico's El San Juan Hotel to close, the island's iconic hotel is set to reopen in fall 2018. 
Guests enjoying the natural cenote excursion. (Photo credit: Michelle Marie Arean.)

Discover Destino Xcaret

During our stay at Hotel Xcaret, we ventured out for a day at the Xcaret park for a little exploration.
It’s spa time at the barefoot elegant Occidental Cozumel

Hip Getaways

Here are five hip stays across Mexico.
Cox & Kings, The Americas offers bespoke experiences including stays in sumptuous glass igloos in Finland.

Speaking Bespoke in Europe

In Europe, luxury travel experiences keep taking off in new directions, as can be expected on a continent tailor-made for today’s world of bespoke travel.
Grand Palace Suite at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia’s Joya Spa.

Wellness Trends in the U.S.

Wellness travel and spa escapes are more than the buzz words du jour. According to Virtuoso, there are six wellness travel segments that are here to stay for 2018
The adults-only rooftop pool at Hotel Xcaret.

Hotel Xcaret

Guests who book a stay at Hotel Xcaret are privy to unlimited access to Grupo Experiencias Xcaret’s eight nature parks and tours in addition to the property’s first-class accommodations, high-quality amenities and a carefully crafted culinary offering.
Ayurvedic Centre at BodyHoliday in Saint Lucia.

The Caribbean Wellness Push

Every year the Caribbean Tourism Organization identifies a dominant trend (adventure, romance, etc.), and it has named 2018 The Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation in the Caribbean.
This year's Wave Season is bringing big savings for cruises aboard MSC Seaside.

MSC Cruises Goes Big for Wave Season

It's Wave Season and MSC Cruises is marking the occasion with reduced rates for sailings on its newest ship, MSC Seaside.
Carnival Miracle increases offerings from Port Tampa Bay with year-round service.

Carnival Increases Central Florida Offerings

After 25 years of sailing from Port Tampa Bay, Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its offerings from the central Florida port with the addition of a second year-round ship: Carnival Miracle.
The American Queen will sail the Mississippi River allowing travel agents to explore New Orleans and nearby cities.

Explore the Big Easy and Beyond on a River Cruise FAM

Agents can explore the Big Easy and nearby cities on a roundtrip New Orleans river cruise FAM trip aboard an American Queen Steamboat Company vessel.
Both travelers and agents can benefit from the Warwick Paradise Island-Bahamas' special promotions for stays throughout 2018.

Bahamas Resort Offers Promotions With Increased Commissions

The adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island-Bahamas is enticing would be visitors and travel agents with special discounts and increased commissions for travel throughout 2018.
Pavilion-style suites at the Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua will offer ocean views when the property opens in 2021.

Rosewood Expands With New Caribbean Property

A 1950's hotel is getting new management and a new lease on life when it reopens as the Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua in 2021.
Travel agents can visit Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Jamaica, among other Karisma Hotels & Resorts, on a FAM trip this year.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts 2018 FAM Trips

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is inviting travel agents to experience its all-inclusive properties throughout Mexico and the Caribbean on a series of FAM trips scheduled for 2018.

What’s Wild at Heart? Madhya Pradesh, India

Want to get into the heart of India? Feast your eyes on the region of Madhya Pradesh, located in the heart of India.
Mykonos is one of several Greek islands travelers can visit on one of Travel Impressions' new itineraries.

Head to Greece With Travel Impressions’ New Itineraries

For clients who have the history and beaches of Greece on their radars, Travel Impressions is now offering more options to explore this Mediterranean nation—from its capital city to its islands.
Club Med Punta Cana is one of several properties where guests can take advantage of early booking rates and other perks.

Live Your Bucket List With Club Med’s New Offer

With many people letting their vacation days and bucket list dreams go to waste, Club Med is offering discounts and extra perks to encourage people to 'live their list' at any of its resorts in Mexico, Florida, and the Caribbean.
Guestrooms inside the Raffles Europejski Warsaw hotel have a contemporary look despite the property's 19th century origins.

Warsaw Welcomes an Old Favorite

Over 160 years of history and Polish heritage will come to life with the spring 2018 reopening of the landmark hotel Raffles Europejski Warsaw. 

Eye On the World: Picturesque Lisbon

Lisbon, the capital and largest city of Portugal, captivated our hearts as we strolled down its charming, hilly streets. Escape to Lisbon with us. . .
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