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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.
Shunie festival in Nara

Essence of Japan with SLH

SLH and Japan want your clients to live like a local while visiting this fascinating Asian country.
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.

Hong Kong Dazzles With Light and Special Effect Shows

The Hong Kong Tourism Board ushered in the holiday season with the unveiling of new enhancements to A Symphony of Lights show and the winter version of the Hong Kong Pulse Light Show. 
Namibia

Flash Tour USA Announces Namibia FAM

Flash Tour USA is planning a 10-day agent FAM trip to Namibia for Summer 2018.
The Gardenview Orchid Villa at Stonefield Villa Resort.

Globetrotting: Saint Lucia’s Gems

Seeing the Pitons for the first time while sailing along Saint Lucia’s coastline is to be face-to-face with paradise.
Bird’s-eye view of the Bahia Principe Runaway Bay, Don Pablo Collection in Jamaica.

Globetrotting: Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

What’s in a name? When that prestigious appellation is Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay, Don Pablo Collection, you know you’re in for a treat.
Beach sanctuary at Baha Mar.

8 Events of 2017 That Will Impact Future Caribbean Travel

“The Caribbean had been performing at a healthy growth rate of 5.2 percent between January and June,” said CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization) chair Joy Jibrilu at the State of the Tourism Industry Conference in October, and growth continued to soar this summer until September, when two Category 5 hurricanes crashed the party. Let’s see how this and other events of 2017 will affect the islands—and you—in 2018.
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.
Rendering of tent villa accommodations at Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos.

Travel Talk: Hotel Openings in Exotic Destinations

We put the focus on hotel openings in exotic locales—from Asia to Australia.
The Embera community shares its customs through music and dance. (Carla Hunt)

Globetrotting: UnCruise Adventures in Panama

Recommend's Latin America contributing writer, Carla Hunt, joined Journese’s top-producing travel advisors on what proved to be a pure adventure in Panama.
The Hotel Xcaret Mexico in Riviera Maya opens this month.

2018 Brings New Booking Opportunities

The new year brings with it an array of new developments—from hotels to attractions—offering even more booking options in already-popular Mexico.
Inside the Mesa Dragones room where guests can enjoy a private dining experience at Bovine.

New Private Chef’s Table Experience Offered in San Miguel de Allende

Your diehard foodie clients heading to Mexico will delight in the opportunity to enjoy a private feast at San Miguel de Allende's new and unique brasserie: Bovine. 
Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas is offering increased commissions now through all of 2018.

Increased Commissions For Adults-Only Resort in The Bahamas

The adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas is enticing agents to book their clients at the Nassau property with increased commissions in effect now through all of 2018.
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.
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.
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. 
Guests can get up-close and personal with the diverse Costa Rican wildlife during Austin Adventures' new tour.

Nature Meets Comfort with Costa Rica Glamping Itinerary

For clients who want the connection to nature brought by camping while in Costa Rica, but also with the...
Guests can experience the diverse landscapes of New Zealand on this 18-day tour.

Explore New Zealand on an 18-Day Itinerary

New Zealand is known for its diverse and dramatic landscapes and now your clients can explore them all on an 18-day Changing Landscape itinerary led by the guides of New Zealand In Depth. 
U.S. travelers now have more options for flying to Martinique with the launch of new flight services from Norwegian Airlines.

Norwegian Airlines Launches New Nonstop Flight Service to Martinique

After two successful seasons flying from the northeast of the U.S. to Martinique, Norwegian Airlines has expended its offerings to the French Caribbean island with nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale.
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. 
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.
Hotel Amapa will open its doors to guests in early February 2018.

Design Hotels Property Comes to Old Town Puerto Vallarta

While news of new hotel openings in Puerto Vallarta often involve all-inclusive properties on the beach, Hotel Amapa seeks to bring something different to the hotel landscape of the popular tourist destination. 
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.
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.
Waterfront dining is one of several new additions to the renovated Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive & Spa.

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive & Spa Completes Renovation

After four months of renovations and a $3.2 million investment, guests at Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive & Spa can now enjoy three additions to the property, including new dining options and an adults-only club.

Windstar Cruises’ President Will Sail from Puerto Rico

Windstar Cruises president John Delaney wants to help promote Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean after its recent hit with the hurricanes earlier this year.
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.
Lamu Henna body art 2 Kenya

KATS Program: Beyond the Wilderness

The Beyond the Wilderness Elective Module heads to Kenya’s coast, where activities such as surfing, scuba diving and skydiving abound. It’s also the place to discover unique historical sites, and sit down for a culinary feast.  
The Pleasant Holidays Mexico sale spans 250 hotels and all-inclusive resorts.

Pleasant Holidays Launches Portfolio-Wide Mexico Sale

Pleasant Holidays will end the year on a high note with a portfolio-wide Mexico Vacation Sale going on now through Jan. 31, 2018. 
New restrictions will not stop tour operators and cruise lines from taking American travelers to Cuba.

How Cuba’s New Regulations Affect Agents + Cuba FAM

The U.S. State Department announced the specific restrictions Americans will now face when traveling to Cuba, but they are not as prohibitive as tour operators and cruise lines once feared.
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.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit takes guests on an exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila. (Photo courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.)

Exclusive Tequila Experience at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Luxe travelers will want to get in on this one. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has a new exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila.

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.
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.
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. 
The Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay is offering discounts just in time for the holidays.

Holiday Promotions at Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay

The holidays are starting early at the all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay with the property now offering discounts for stays between Dec. 23, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2018.
The Watergate Scandal Room 214 allows guests a closer look at the infamous scandal that took place there.

Stay in a Scandalous Room at the Watergate Hotel

For your clients who live for political drama or for those who just love a good scandal, the iconic Watergate...

Checking In to Travel Mart Latin America

September 2017 was Travel Mart Latin America (TMLA) time again, actually again for the 41st annual event. Here are updates from host country Ecuador and the Galapagos.
The Southwest Airlines route marks the seventh major carrier to service Turks and Caicos.

Southwest Launches Turks and Caicos Service With Promo Fare

On Nov. 5, 2017, Southwest Airlines will launch its new daily nonstop flight service from Fort Lauderdale International Airport to Providenciales International Airport in Turks and Caicos with one-way promotional fares starting at $69.
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,...
Los Cabos - Open of Surf 1

What’s New in Los Cabos

New hotels, new infrastructure developments, a rise in tourism numbers and a new five-point action plan to ensure a secure travel environment: Los Cabos Tourism Board's managing director, Rodrigo Esponda, gave us the 4-1-1 on what's new in Los Cabos. 
Visitors to Cancun can swim in the region’s famed cenotes.

Destinations That Shine

Ask the principals at Apple Vacations and Funjet Vacations to name Mexico’s top-selling vacation spots and the destinations that roll off their tongues are: Cancun/Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos.
ZOetry Montego Bay Jamaica Couple Yoga_2A

What’s Hot in the Caribbean

What’s undeniably hot right now? A panel of three experts have answers.
AmaWaterways will offer more than 50 wine-themed cruises in 2018.

What’s Trending on the Waters

The search for meaningful memories and bucket-list destinations ranks among the top trends in today’s cruise industry.
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