Petra Hedorfer, CEO of the German National Tourist Board (GNTO), Sandra Yvonne Stieger, managing director of the Magdeburg Marketing Kongress und Tourismus GmbH and representatives from across the German National Tourist Board welcomed more than 1,100 delegates from 45 countries at this year’s 42nd GTM Germany Travel Mart in Saxony-Anhalt’s capital city of Magdeburg. One theme that carried throughout the entire event was growth on a local and countrywide scale.
This summer, the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, is setting sail for the Western Mediterranean, where she will embark on itineraries in some of Europe’s most popular destinations.
Tribute Portfolio, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ collection of upper-upscale independent hotels and resorts, has announced new packages highlighting the independent travel experiences guests can have at its properties.
It was a chilly December night when I settled into my seat at St. George’s Church (Georgenkirche) in Eisenach, Germany for the sold-out Johann Sebastian Bach Weihnachts Oratorium. By this time, my press trip through the central German state of Thuringia had ended, but my affable guide Cornelia insisted I take part in this cherished holiday tradition she and her husband attend annually.
A total of 279 Virtuoso honeymoon specialists from across the U.S. and Canada were surveyed in January 2016 to reveal what today’s upscale honeymooners seek for their romantic getaway.
Viking Ocean Cruises has announced that its fourth ship, Viking Sun, will spend her maiden season sailing the company’s first-ever World Cruise departing December 2017.
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Montalcino, Italy has launched new guest programming designed to immerse guests in the rich cultural heritage of the region through a variety of new activities, on-property and off-property, including moonlight horseback riding tours, an authentic Tuscan grigliata (BBQ) in the property’s vineyard, and an intimate vegetable gardening class.
Trafalgar’s new 2016-17 Autumn, Winter and Spring (AWS) brochure features up to 40 percent savings for your clients and enhanced year-round earning potential for you.
JetBlue and Ukraine International Airlines have partnered up in a new international air agreement to facilitate American travelers flying from dozens of U.S. gateways to Kiev with connections throughout the Ukraine, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Azamara Club Cruises recently launched its Overnight Adventures program to allow guests the option to book unique 2- and 3-day land excursions while sailing on the boutique cruise line's destination-immersive voyages.
Crystal River Cruises has unveiled the ultra-chic design for the brand’s first vessel—the Crystal Mozart.
This summer, Insight Vacations is taking guests of its Country Roads of Ireland, Natural Wonders of Iceland and Highlights of Spain journeys to Winterfell, Dorne, Castle Black, and other filming locations featured in HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”
In addition to tasting local cuisine, visiting a medieval-themed Christmas market and taking part in an opening musical reception in the quaint town of Quedlinburg, guests of this year's Germany Travel Mart were invited to experience the 1,200-year-old city in eastern Germany through culturally enriching activities, including walking tours, bike tours and cultural programs.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched a new brand featuring a global collection of unique and independent stay experiences.
Many clients heading to Europe want to tour their chosen destination or destinations at their own pace. Yes, many tour operators offer such diversity in their product offerings, including customized tours, that agents are sure to find something to suit their clients’ needs, but there are, as you know, those clients who insist on vacationing on their own. That said, many travelers are a bit wary of renting a car and heading into the unknown, but Jeff Coggin, assistant v.p. of travel agency sales, Enterprise Holdings Inc., has quite a few tips that are sure to, as he says, “remove customer barriers to renting internationally.”
Sceptre is offering the biggest agent commissions in the company’s history in honor of its 35th anniversary.
Tribute Portfolio, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels, is making its France debut with the addition of the Le Metropolitan hotel and the nearby Le Dokhan’s hotel in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris.
Journese, a member of Pleasant Holidays' portfolio of luxury brands, has launched its Exclusive Perks campaign offering agents the opportunity to extend their clients a range of value-added amenities, from resort credits and complimentary nights to spa treatments and complimentary cabana use at select premier resorts.