Europe

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.
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. . .
Iberostar Las Letras in Madrid, the location of the press event for Iberostar. (Photo courtesy of Iberostar.)

Iberostar ‘Lets It Shine’ with Rebrand

Iberostar Group has undergone a rebranding and received a new segmentation of its properties. During an event at Iberostar Las Letras, Sabina Fluxa, Iberostar Group’s vice-chairman and CEO explained to a crowd of journalists from across the globe, the brand’s new revamped identity.
Sailing with AmaWaterways, the new Adventures by Disney Seine River cruise will allow travelers to explore the heart of France.

From SoCal to France, Adventures by Disney Expands

Twenty-eighteen may have just begun, but Adventures by Disney is already looking forward to 2019 with the announcement of expanded cruise sailings and other vacation options, including all-new sailings down France's Seine River.

Dynamic Great Britain

Dynamic—that’s the word Gavin Landry, Director, The Americas, VisitBritain, uses to describe Great Britain.

A Good Night’s Rest with a White Walker

Winter is here…in the form of a “Game of Thrones”-themed hotel making its home above the Arctic Circle.
Guests spotting beluga whales while on the Hudson Bay in Canada. (Photo courtesy of Abercrombie & Kent.)

A&K’s New Itineraries Come with Belugas, Breweries & Chocolate

Unique and immersive experiences are at the forefront of Abercrombie & Kent's recently redesigned Connections Boutique Group Journeys, and now the tour operator has added three new itineraries to the collection: Churchill: Belugas & Bears, Poland to Prague, and Switzerland & the Italian Lakes. 
Estonia is one of three Baltic countries added to Avanti Destinations' portfolio for 2018.

Baltic Beauties Added to Avanti Destinations’ Portfolio

Agents in need of options in more off-the-beaten-path European destinations can now turn to the latest countries added to Avanti Destinations' portfolio: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Cosmos is offering a Magic of the Italian Lakes itinerary, which visits Lake Garda.

Defining Value Travel

What does value travel mean for your clients heading to Europe? Let these experts tell you what your clients really mean when they say they want a value vacation.
On Riviera River Cruises' new December 2018 itineraries, guests can visit several of Europe's Christmas markets.

Plan Ahead for Christmas 2018 with Riviera River Cruises

While most people are still recovering from the holiday season, it's never too early to start planning your clients travels for Christmas 2018. With two new Christmas market cruises on the Danube and Rhine rivers, Riviera River Cruises is adding to your list of options. 
Sports Tours International will give guests VIP access to the Tour de France with viewing stages and more.

Get VIP Access to the 2018 Tour de France

For the most dedicated cycling fans who would join the Tour de France if they only had the skills, Sports Tours International is offering a VIP viewing tour and package that may be the next best thing. 
L'Impressionniste will take guests down the Burgundy Canal for the second half of the Back-to-Back itinerary.

It’s Wine Time with European Waterways’ New Offering

European Waterways is now offering back-to-back hotel barge cruises that allow for exploration some of France's most popular wine regions—Champagne and Burgundy—with a stay in Paris in between. 
Agents now have 14 new options to choose from when booking their clients on a Travel Impressions itinerary in the UK and Europe.

Travel Impressions Teams Up With Back-Roads Touring Co.

Travel Impressions is teaming up with Back-Roads Touring Co. to offer 14 new experiential itineraries throughout the UK and Europe. 
The Carton Estate dates back to the 12th century.

Landmark Irish Hotel Sold to Owners of Apple Vacations

After what was a competitive marketing process, the Carton House Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, long considered a landmark Irish property, has been sold to the Belmullet Hospitality Group. 
A private dinner on board the Royal Yacht Britannia

Take A Royal Tour of Britain

Back-Roads Touring has announced details of its Royal Tour of Britain 2018, traveling from Edinburgh to London.
British Royale

British Royale Tour Showcases UK History and Culture

Luxury Gold has announced the British Royale journey, a 9-day escorted tour of iconic sites and historic landmarks in the UK.
The Venice Food & Wine Festival will be held for the first time in May 2018.

JW Marriott to Host Inaugural Venice Food & Wine Festival

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Time Inc.'s FOOD & WINE to host the inaugural Venice Food & Wine Festival from May 3-6, 2018.
Guests on AmaWaterways's special Taste of Bordeaux sailing will have the opportunity to interact with Master Chef and James Beard Award winner Joanne Weir.

AmaWaterways to Host Culinary Cruise With Master Chef Joanne Weir

AmaWaterways is continuing its partnership with master chef and James Beard Award winner Joanne Weir by presenting a special sailing: Taste of Bordeaux- Culinary Cruise Hosted by Joanne Weir.
Visitors can discover Wales' countryside and more on The Wales Way scenic tour routes.

Visit Wales Launches Road Trips Highlighting Uniquely Welsh Experiences

Visit Wales has partnered with Aston Martin to give visitors a new and unique way to explore the country via three authentically Welsh cross-country routes.
Malin Head is one of many sites that guests will visit on Zicasso's Star Wars-inspired tour in Ireland.

Zicasso Launches Star Wars-Inspired Itineraries

Luxury travel service Zicasso has just launched two brand new itineraries celebrating the Star Wars filming experience in Ireland and Croatia—perfect for the most dedicated of fans.
WOW Air continues to expand its offering in the U.S. making European travel more affordable.

WOW Air Launches JFK Service with Promo Fares to Europe

Iceland's budget transatlantic airline, WOW Air, is coming to John F. Kennedy International Airport and making it easier for U.S. travelers to reach Europe with promotional fares as low as $99.
Guests at the Corinthia Palace Hotel won't be far from the action as Malta celebrates hosting 2018's European Capital of Culture.

Hotel Offers Promotion for Malta’s European Capital of Culture

In honor of Valletta—capital city of Malta—being named 2018's European Capital of Culture, the Corinthia Palace Hotel, located in nearby San Anton,...
Agents on the Pacific Holidays and TAP Airlines FAM trip will visit Kronstadt and several other Romanian cities.

Romania FAM Trip

TAP Airlines and Pacific Holidays are teaming up to bring travel agents on a FAM trip through Romania.

On Europe: The Vemex Report

Dozens of European exhibitors journeyed across the pond to attend the Visit Europe Media Exchange event and help promote what’s new for 2018 in their countries, regions, cities, attractions and services.
Dubrovnik, Croatia will be one of the stops on MSC Cruises' new Eastern Mediterranean itinerary.

MSC Cruises to Set Sail in the Eastern Mediterranean

 MSC Cruises has announced the launch of a new itinerary that will set sail in the Eastern Mediterranean in summer 2018.
Celebrity Reflection will be one of five ships sailing through Europe in summer 2019.

Celebrity Cruises Announces 2019 Itineraries for Europe

Celebrity Cruises is taking over Europe in summer 2019 with plans to send five ships to over 90 ports of call throughout the continent. 
Four Seasons Resorts & NetJet have teamed up to offer luxury clients unique and private experiences. (Photo courtesy of: Four Seasons Resorts.)

Unique Experiences for the Luxury Guests at Four Seasons Resorts

Four Seasons Resorts has teamed with NetJets—a private aviation company—to offer luxury guests unique, private, bespoke experiences at select destinations.
Travelers in Iceland can look to the sky in hopes of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Adventures, Food and Luxury: New 2018 Itineraries in Europe

Agents can never have too many options when on the hunt for their clients' perfect itinerary. To spruce up the options you're presenting to clients with their eyes set on Europe, try these new tours.
Intrepid Travel's new itineraries will take travelers to off-the-beaten-path destinations like Moldova.

Intrepid Travel Combats Overtourism with New Off-Season Offerings

Intrepid Travel is setting out to curb the issue of overtourism in Europe with new itineraries to alternative European destinations and increased tour options during off-season.
Front hall at The Merrion.

Globetrotting: Bespoke Experiences in Ireland & County Down

Adams & Butler, a luxury destination management specialist with itineraries in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England (as well as Africa), shines the spotlight on those unique experiences travelers are seeking out.
Visit Sweden Webinar

Webinar: Enticing Gothenburg & West Sweden

Date/Time: Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Description: Join Magnus Lindbergh, head of travel trade for Visit Sweden,...
Artist renderings show the future of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts new London property.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Expands European Offerings

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is welcoming a new member to its family of six European properties. The newest addition will be a luxury hotel located in London's prestigious Mayfair district.
The Selimiye Mosque is one of many religious sites your clients can visit in Turkey. (Photo credit: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey)

Faith-Based Travel in Turkey—The Other Holy Land

Thoughts of faith-based travel often evoke images of Jerusalem or Buddhist temples, but for practitioners of the world's major monotheistic religions, Turkey—often dubbed as "the other Holy Land"—provides a unique opportunity to experience some of the lesser-known sites of importance for these faiths.
Luxury meets tranquility with a fall escape to Il Saviatino.

Fall Getaways Under the Tuscan Sun

Cooler temperatures, fewer tourists, vibrant autumn colors, and the height of harvest season are just a few of the lures of Tuscany during the fall months. Add in 20 percent savings, and clients will flock your way to book them a fall escape.
A complimentary helicopter transfer is just one benefit of Monaco's VIP travel program.

Monaco Offers Complimentary VIP Travel Program

Monaco is a country synonymous with luxury and refinement, and its government's VIP travel program—Le Club Diamant Rouge de Monaco— is sticking to that tradition by offering agents and their clients a few complimentary perks.
Cyclists on the 8-Day Postcards of Tuscany Bike Tour will enjoy classic views like this and more.

Cycle Through Tuscany With Perillo’s ItalyVacations

Active travelers can explore central Italy on an 8-day Postcards of Tuscany Bike Tour with Perillo's ItalyVacations.
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.
Tonnara di Scopello in Sicily.

Ancestry Vacations: Family Roots and Routes in Europe

With the popularity of sites such as Ancestry.com and its DNA tests for ethnicity and genealogy, heritage travel or ancestry vacations—exploring the origins of one’s family tree, searching through local archives and with luck even meeting a long-lost relative—has boomed in popularity.
Lithuania

In Lithuania, the Welcome Mat is Out

Lithuania’s tourism industry is thriving. Last year visitor figures hit a new high of 1.5 million, including in that number this writer.
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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.
Air France is rolling out a brand-new immersive entertainment system.

Air France Rolls Out New Immersive Entertainment System

Air France is rolling out a brand-new immersive entertainment system in partnership with the startup SkyLights.
Ellen Bettridge succeeded Guy Young as the president and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection last August. (Photo credit: Rainer Witzgall)

Ellen Bettridge Recounts Her First Year at Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection's president and CEO Ellen Bettridge takes a look back at the line's banner year with Recommend.
Wilderness Scotland is offering a new road cycling tour of Great Britain and Ireland.

Explore Great Britain and Ireland by Bicycle

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle in 1817, adventure travel specialist Wilderness Scotland is offering a new road cycling tour of Great Britain and Ireland.
Poolside in Monaco.

Rainbows Over Europe

Summertime is party time for Gay Pride destinations in Europe.
Butterfield & Robinson's new trips for 2018 includes a 6-day Holland Walking itinerary.

Butterfield & Robinson Reveals New Trips and Destinations for 2018  

Butterfield & Robinson (B&R) has revealed six new trips for 2018, as well as a handful of itineraries in new destinations across Europe.
The lobby at Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in Rome.

Curio Collection by Hilton Opens First Hotel in Rome

Curio Collection by Hilton has acquired the newly renovated Aleph Rome Hotel—an elegant property in the heart of Rome.
Abercrombie & Kent's Imperial Russia itinerary visits the Hermitage Museum and the Faberge Museum. (Photo credit: Justin Weiler)

Abercrombie & Kent Announces New Luxury Journeys

Abercrombie & Kent is expanding its 2018 Luxury Small Group Journeys portfolio to include five new journeys.
Mr. and Mrs. White New Style Hotel in Paros, Greece

Grecian Luxury Joins Small Luxury Hotels

Small Luxury Hotels has welcomed three new hotels to its portfolio, including Mr. and Mrs. White New Style Hotel in Paros, Greece.
Among the new experiences at Walt Disney World Resort is a Minnie Van transportation service.

9 New Experiences Coming to Disney Parks and Resorts

At the D23 Expo 2017 last weekend in Anaheim, California, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek announced a line-up of brand-new attractions and experiences coming to Disney parks and resorts across the globe.
Costa Diadema passengers who disembark in Savona during 1-week Mediterranean cruises will have the chance to go on a day trip to Turin.

Costa Cruises Introduces New Tours in Turin, Italy

Costa Diadema guests can now take a discovery tour of Turin, Italy, every Saturday during the 2017 summer season thanks to a new partnership between Costa Cruises and the City of Turin.
Viking Cruises' In Search of the Northern Lights will sail between London and Bergen starting in January 2019 on the Viking Sky.

New River and Ocean Cruise Itineraries

Whether your clients take to the river or ocean, there are a bevy of new cruise itineraries for them to embark on.
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