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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.
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.
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.
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. 
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
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.
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.
The 2018 Miami International Boat Show will welcome thousands of boating enthusiasts for the annual event.

Calling All Boat Lovers to Miami’s Annual Boating Event

Now in its 77th year, the Miami International Boat Show will welcome thousands of boating enthusiasts to the 2018 event with new features and VIP experiences.
Aerial views of the Fountaine Bleau Miami Beach where couples can enjoy a special Valentine's Day concert and overnight hotel stay.

Turn Up the Florida Heat This Valentine’s Day

It's not too late to help your lovebird clients turn up the heat—literally and figuratively—with a romantic getaway to the Sunshine State. With these Florida hotels offering packages made just for couples, now is the time to book those Valentine's Day escapes.
When completed, the Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort will feature a tropical-themed waterpark.

Renovations Bring New Westgate Resort to Florida

The Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort will debut in summer 2018 after undergoing a $14 million renovation. 
B Resort & Spa is one of seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels offering discounts for winter travel.

Cure the Winter Blues at Disney

Clients experiencing a bad case of the winter blues? The Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in Orlando, Florida are offering special Escape The Cold room rates to help cure them.
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.
Guayaquil, Ecuador is one of several destinations where Spirit Airlines will fly to out of Fort Lauderdale.

Spring 2018 Brings New Flights

Spring 2018 will bring new routes for Spirit Airlines flying out of the company's home base in Fort Lauderdale.
The Double Classic Room is one of 216 guestrooms at the Warwick Denver to be completely renovated.

New Year, New Warwick Denver

Following a comprehensive renovation of all 216 guestrooms and suites, the Warwick Denver is welcoming guests to check out what its completely reconfigured accommodations have to offer.
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.
The Presidential Suite is one of 527 all-new guestrooms in the renovated Hilton Miami Downtown.

Hilton Miami Downtown Gets a New Look

The completion of a $35 million renovation has brought a new look and amenities to the Hilton Miami Downtown.
Innisbrook Resort

Escape the Cold with the ‘32° and OUT’ Promotion

The Innisbrook Golf Resort & Spa in St. Petersburg is inviting snowbound sufferers to escape the low temperatures with a limited time ‘32° and OUT’ offer.
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Sahra Spa Suite

Get Fit in Vegas

Here's to a healthy 2018.

Breezing Along the U.S. East Coast (Part 1)

The morning summer sun cast its vibrant glow across the road as we whooshed past the retro-style roadside store in South Carolina, hoping to make it to South Florida before the sun dipped into the horizon.

Breezing Along the U.S. East Coast (Part 2)

After traveling 1500+ miles from South Florida up the East Coast, with a couple of slight detours along the way—think South Philly for a Philly cheesesteak—we’d finally made it to Washington, DC.

5 Stays to Celebrate New Orleans’ 300th Anniversary

This year New Orleans is celebrating its 300th anniversary. In honor of the tricentennial celebration, these five properties are offering perks, discounts, and included tours with guests' stay.
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. 
Restaurant and lobby bar, Jake & Eli, has replaced the casino floor inside The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa.

Smoking & Gaming Are Out; Jake & Eli Are In

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa may be located just steps away from the casino-filled Las Vegas Strip, but it's heading a new direction after transforming into the city's newest non-gaming, non-smoking property.
Trails at the foothills of the Chugach Mountains offer views overlooking Anchorage. (Photo Credit: JodyO.Photos)

Wintertime Adventures in Anchorage

With Anchorage receiving an average of 70 inches of snowfall annually and at least six hours of sunlight even on the shortest days of the year, Alaska's most populous city has several reasons to draw in visitors during the colder months of the year.
Ropes course at the 110,000-sq.-ft. indoor theme park at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

Valuable Experiences

What are you're clients looking for in a value-focused vacation? We'll tell you one thing, it's not the price. Find out what it is they're seeing when it comes to value travel.
The Calgary Stampede is one of the city’s most unique experiences. (Destination Canada)

Globetrotting: Calgary

As someone who loves country music, cowboys, and basically anything having to do with the Western culture, I felt right at home in Calgary, a cosmopolitan city in Alberta, Canada.
The Spa Lounge at Salamander Spa.

Globetrotting: The Henderson

The crowning jewel of sought-after locales, The Henderson beach resort, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, pays homage to bygone days while offering the modern amenities relaxation seekers desire.
AdventureSmith Explorations has debuted a new 18-day excursion in Alaska that explores three national parks, including Glacier Bay.

Exploring the ‘Last Frontier’

It’s untamed, expansive and wild. As it invigorates you, Alaska takes your breath away.
Colorado's red rock canyons will provide the backdrop of Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa's Winter Wellness Weekend.

Winter Wellness Weekend in Colorado’s Red Rock Canyons

For its third year, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is inviting wellness-seekers to indulge in a few days of self care to refresh their minds, bodies, and spirits during the Colorado resort's Winter Wellness Weekend.
Fairbanks, Alaska is one of six new U.S. destinations in the Delta Vacations portfolio.

Delta Vacations Expands U.S. Offerings

Delta Vacations, the official vacation provider of Delta Airlines, is making it easier for travelers to explore the company's backyard with the addition of six new U.S. destinations to its portfolio.
NASA enthusiasts can train like actual astronauts preparing for Mars travel thanks to the new programs at the Kennedy Space Center.

Train Like An Astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center

Your clients may not be able to travel to Mars (yet), but thanks to the Astronaut Training Experience at the...
Your clients can explore Napa's wine and culinary scene on the back of a bike. (Photo credit: Getaway Adventures)

Explore Napa On Two Wheels With Getaway Adventures

Active travel meets fine wining and dining experiences on the new 6-day Napa on a Bike tour from Getaway Adventures, a biking, hiking and kayaking tour company.
The recently renovated Gates Hotel South Beach combines Art Deco and contemporary styles.

New and Renovated Hotels Across Florida

Florida beckons sun-seekers of all walks of life to its shores year round. To keep your offerings new and fresh, here are just a few of the renovated or soon-to-be-opened properties that call the Sunshine State home.
The 2018 Key West Food and Wine Festival is set to take place in late January.

Dates Set for 2018 Key West Food and Wine Festival

Get your food and wine-loving clients ready to flock to Key West. The island's Food and Wine Festival is officially slated to take place Jan. 24-28, 2018. 
Captain America is just one of several superheroes that will join guests at the new Marvel Character Dinner at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Dining With Superheroes At Universal Orlando

Your clients have seen their favorite Marvel superheroes on the big screen and now they can meet them in person at the all-new Marvel Character Dinner at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.
Newly revamped accommodations at Caesars Palace Las Vegas’ Palace Tower.

The Ever-Evolving Hotel Landscape

From revamps to new openings, here’s what’s new for 2018 & beyond in the U.S. hotel landscape.
The Double Queen Ocean View Guestroom at Amara Cay Resort.

Florida Keys Resort Set to Reopen After Post-Hurricane Renovations

In yet another sign that life is returning to normal in The Florida Keys, Amara Cay Resort will once again welcome guests starting on Dec. 15, 2017 following repairs and renovations post-Hurricane Irma.
Daily tours are available of this Cold War-era bunker at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.

West Virginia Resort Offers Cold War Bunker Tours

The Cold War may be over, but visitors to The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia can still get a taste of this tense time period in American history with a tour of the once top-secret government bunker built directly beneath the property. 
Equus Hotel offers year-round discounts to cruisers in Honolulu.

Honolulu Hotel Offers Special Rates for Cruise Passengers

For cruise passengers in need of a place to stay pre- or post-voyage, the Equus Hotel in Honolulu is offering special rates. 
The Ac Hotel Gainesville Downtown will open its doors in early 2018.

AC Hotel Opens Gainesville Property

The AC Hotel brand is bringing its third property to Florida with the opening of AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown, just steps away from the University of Florida campus.
VIA Rail Vacations by Railbookers adds new itineraries in Canada. (Photo courtesy of Yankee Leisure Group.)

What’s New in Rail Travel

Rail travel is expanding in both Canada and the U.S. with new itineraries and even a new departure destination. For...
The Time Out Market Miami is one of many attractions coming soon to South Florida.

What’s New in Miami: Hotels and Attractions

In a city with an ever-changing landscape of hotels, restaurants, visitors and even some transient locals, here's just a sampling of what's new and upcoming in Miami.
The Naples Grande Beach Resort re-opens with upgrades after Hurricane Irma. (Photo courtesy of Naples Grande Beach Resort.)

The Naples Grande Beach Resort Re-Opens After Irma

After a three and a half month closure due to Hurricane Irma, the Naples Grande Beach Resort re-opens on Dec. 15 with a refreshed look and upgraded guestrooms.
The 4-story glass atrium on aboard American Song will bring the outdoors inside with unobstructed views.

American Cruise Lines Names First Ship in Modern Riverboat Series

American Cruise Lines is building a new Modern Riverboat Series and has officially announced the name of the first ship to join the fleet: American Song.
A rendering of what guests can expect at the new Disneyland Pixar Pier. (Photo courtesy of Disneyland.)

New Theme Park Fun for 2018

New adventures for families and thrill seekers are coming to a few theme parks in 2018 from the west coast to the east coast.
The 300-acre Margaritaville Resort Orlando is set to open in late 2018.

Orlando to Welcome New Margaritaville Resort

A new accommodations option will be joining the ranks of Orlando's resorts as the Margaritaville Resort Orlando sets to open in late 2018.

Villas with Fabulous Vistas

With vistas like these, your clients will never want to leave these gorgeous villas.
Moms and daughters watch as their dolls get a makeover at The American Girl doll store.

A Miami Mother-Daughter Getaway with American Girl Doll

Looking to book your clients on a mother-daughter getaway? Set their eyes on south Florida with an American Girl Doll-themed vacation package exclusive to the Kimpton EPIC Miami. 
The Apple Vacations Hawaii SuperSale features perks from properties like the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay.

Exclusive Perks Available for Apple Vacations in Hawaii

Apple Vacations introduced its biggest sale of the season, making trips to Hawaii more affordable with exclusive rate reductions, free nights and daily breakfast at participating hotels and resorts.
Hawks Cay Resort plans to reopen in 2018 after major renovations.

Florida Keys Resort Plans Major Renovations Post Hurricane Irma

Hawks Cay Resort, a 60-acre property located in The Florida Keys, is launching a renovation aimed at enhancing the overall look and feel of the resort after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma.