Editors' Picks

Editors' Picks

Adventure Travel in Kenya

Adventure Travel in Kenya: Get Educated + FAM

The Adventure Experiences in Kenya elective education module provides in-depth knowledge about adventure travel in Kenya.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Debuts Caribbean Shore Excursions

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection unveiled details of its Caribbean Shore Collection, giving travelers a first look at the shore excursions available in destinations such as Bogota, Colombia, and Belize.
The town of Alberobello will be one of the stops on the Discover Puglia FAM.

Discover Puglia, Italy’s Boot, on a FAM

FAMTrips.travel and YLTOUR DMC are inviting travel advisors on a 7-day FAM to discover Puglia, the region of southern Italy known for its boot-like shape.
Romania Bran Draculas Castle Sunset Halloween Party

G Adventures to Host Halloween Party at Dracula’s Bran Castle

This Halloween, G Adventures will lead travelers down a path of myth and mystery with an epic halloween party for hundreds in the shadow of Bran Castle.

Cristallo Resort & Spa: A Luxury Jewel in the Italian Dolomites

Sitting on a mountaintop in Cortina d'Ampezzo surrounded by the Italian Dolomites, Cristallo Resort & Spa is a place where posh travelers have gone to see and be seen ever since the property's original opening in 1901.
Cosmos Lite

Globus Introduces A La Carte Touring

The Globus family of brands has introduced a new category of touring, Cosmos Lite, which allows travelers to plan their tours a la carte style.
Bon Beer Voyage Beercation FAM

Bon Beer Voyage: A Craft Beer + River Cruising FAM

U.S.-based "beercation" company, Bon Beer Voyage, is inviting travel advisors on a FAM that combines river cruising and craft brews.
Luxury Properties

New Luxury Properties Around the World

New hotels are consistently cropping up around the world, but for the more discerning client in search of an upscale experience from check in to check out, these are some of the new luxury properties where you can book them. 
Lodz

There’s Just Something About Lodz

It might be Warsaw or Krakow that first come to mind when you think of Poland, but Lodz is a delightful addition to any itinerary that takes your clients to this Central European country.
family cruising

Redefining Family Cruising

The latest “wow” features are just the start of why so many families are getting on board with cruising. The wide range of accommodations, activities and pricing makes family cruising an attractive option.
escorted family tours

Escorted Tours Rank High on Family Experiences

In Europe, the boom in family travel has been accompanied by an expansion of tours specially tailored to this market: escorted family tours that offer structure and convenience.
Travel Advisor: The Importance of Fees

Travel Advisor Corner: Charge Ahead: The Importance of Fees

The smart travel advisors have survived and thrived by charging fees that cover access to their extensive knowledge, ongoing research, booking and more.
National Geographic Endurance rendering. March 16, 2018.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Delivers Exhilarating Experiences

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic reaches the farthest reaches of the Earth, always with the promise of delivering exhilarating experiences.
Halloween Orlando

Halloween Brings Both Family-Friendly and Frightening Experiences to Florida

Every year, Florida's theme parks welcome guests with Halloween celebrations ranging from frightening to family-friendly. Here is a sampling of what your clients can expect for this year's festivities.
Know your clients

The Importance of Knowing Your Clients

Travel agents who succeed and thrive, do so because they have formed personal client relationships that transcend a flight, a destination, or each Instagrammable moment.
USTOA Travel Together Month

USTOA to Launch September Only Perks for Advisors

The United States Tour Operators Association’s (USTOA) Travel Together Month kicks off Sept. 1 with exclusive incentives for travel agents and consumers.
Portugal

Portugal Named Hottest Destination of 2018

Portugal snagged the honor of Hottest Destination of 2018, along with many other accolades, at this year’s 30th annual Virtuoso Travel Week.
Crystal Endeavor

Crystal Endeavor: Bookings Now Available

Clients can now book their next vacation with Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, which has opened bookings for Crystal Endeavor, its first expedition yacht.
Port Canaveral Carnival Cruise Line

Port Canaveral Plans for New Carnival Terminal

The Canaveral Port Authority and Carnival Cruise Line have reached an agreement to build a new state-of-the-art terminal.
Railbookers

Railbookers Releases 2019-2020 Brochure

Railbookers, provider of independent, customized rail vacations throughout Europe, Canada and beyond, has released its 2019–2020 brochure.
Spiritual Southern India FAM

Spiritual Southern India FAM

FAMTrips.travel and Perillo's Learning Journeys are leading travel agents on a FAM that explores the more spiritual side of southern India.
Windstar Cruises launched Signature Expeditions in Alaska earlier this year.

Windstar Welcomes New V.P. of Marketing

With more than 25 years of work in the luxury and travel segments under her belt, Mary Beth Wressell is bringing her experience and expertise to her new role as Windstar Cruises' v.p. of marketing and public relations.
Intrepid Group

Intrepid Group Brings Back Largest Agent Incentive

Intrepid Group is bringing back its largest incentive, encouraging agents to sell its products in order to earn a dollar value off any of its over 1,500 tours.
FAM to Iberostar

Complimentary FAM to Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

U.S. travel agents can sign up for a complimentary FAM to Iberostar Hotels & Resorts in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, or Jamaica.
Shanghai

Underground Property in Shanghai Opens 2018

The InterContinental Hotels Group opens a new property, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, with most floors located underground in Shanghai.
Warsaw Old Town

Warsaw: Five Highlights

Here’s a brushstroke of places you'll want to recommend to clients headed to Warsaw—from Gestapo HQs to Night Markets.
American Society of Travel Advisors

ASTA Changes Name to American Society of Travel Advisors

ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents, has changed its name to American Society of Travel Advisors.
Travel Impressions

20 New Destinations: Travel Impressions Expands Portfolio

After recently enhancing its Asia portfolio with 40 tours to 15 destinations, Travel Impressions is adding 20 more destinations in Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Persian Gulf region.
All Seabourn cruises to Cuba will include a stop in the capital city of Havana.

Seabourn Heads to Cuba

Seabourn has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, starting in late 2019, making it Carnival Corporation's third cruise brand to visit the island. 
Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas

Endless Summer + 15 Percent Commission in The Bahamas

Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas is offering a Forever Summer promotion valid for travel through 2019, plus 15 percent commission.
saint lucia

Saint Lucia Offers Summer Promotion with Cash Prizes

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is inviting both travel agents and their clients to take part in the Saint Lucia Summer of Discovery promotion, which gives participants the chance to win cash prizes.
Emilia Romagna Region

New Cultural and Culinary Tour in Italy’s Emilia Romagna Region

Travelers can discover the culinary, historical, and cultural gems of Italy's Emilia Romagna region on a new tour designed by Zicasso.
Stargazing in Luxury

Stargazing in Luxury

For clients who may prefer to do their stargazing with the extra comforts of luxury travel, ultra-luxe properties from California to Chile and beyond are creating new programs and partnering with astronomers to maximize guests' experiences.
earthquake in lombok

Khiri Travel Indonesia: Earthquake in Lombok Affects Travel

A 7.0 earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia struck on August 5; the most impacted areas have been North Lombok and the Gili Islands.
Costa Rica is one of several destinations highlighted in Central Holidays' "Top Ten Destinations" brochure.

Central Holidays Launches New Brochure with Agent Bonuses

Central Holidays is helping travel agents identify the best places to send their clients and rewarding them for booking trips to these locations with its new "Top Ten Destinations" brochure and the special booking bonus launched in celebration of the brochure's release.
The capital city of Tegucigalpa in Honduras.

Honduras Tourism Numbers Grow Despite Challenges

Honduras may be one of the most under the radar destinations in Central America, but in recent years the country has seen a steady increase in tourism arrivals.
Guyana

Guyana Targets U.S. and Canada Travelers

Guyana, which is bordered by Brazil, Suriname, and Venezuela, and is not commonly known in the U.S. and Canada, targets these markets for travel.
Junior suite at TRS Coral Hotel, which is set to debut this November in Costa Mujeres.

New Beachside Getaways

There’s no denying that the top reason clients come to you requesting a trip to Mexico is for a beachside getaway.
Accommodations at the newly renovated Coonamessett property in Cape Cod.

4 U.S. Coastal Vacations

Summer might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that coastal vacations should take a back seat.
Rendering of Celebrity Cruises’ new terminal at Port Everglades.

Portside in the U.S.

There’s lots of news around the ports in the U.S.—from first-time calls to brand-new, gleaming terminals. Here’s a roundup of goings-on.
Seabourn Cruise Line is heading to Australasia

Seabourn Cruise Line Heads to Australasia

Seabourn Cruise Line is heading to Australasia with the Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Sojourn sailing around Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific.
Intentionally Lost is hosting a cycling and photography-themed tour in Morocco.

Cycling and Photography Tour in Morocco

For the clients who love photography just as much as they enjoy a day of bike riding, Intentionally Lost is offering a Morocco Photography and Cycling Tour this fall. 

New Details Unveiled for Sky Princess

Princess Cruises has unveiled additional details on the features aboard its new ship Sky Princess, including a first look at its first-ever Sky Suites.
Windstar Cruise

Windstar Offers Door-to-Ship Luggage Forwarding Service

Windstar Cruises is helping travelers take a break from the hassle of dragging their luggage through airports, navigating customs and re-checking to a final destination with the addition of Luggage Forward service. 
plastic

Travel Industry Embraces Plastic-Free Movement

The United Nations may have dubbed 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, but it is clear that the travel industry is keeping the ideals of sustainability alive in 2018 and beyond as many companies and organizations aim to reduce or entirely eliminate their usage of single-use plastic. 
st. lucia

Update on St. Lucia, Part 2

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced a huge road construction project at the recent 2018 North America Showcase in St. Lucia, but that was just part of a fact-filled update on attractions, events, infrastructure, and hotels.
Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages Names First Ship

At an event hosted last week, Richard Branson revealed the name of the first ship in the Virgin Voyages fleet. 
yoga retreats

Refreshing Minds and Bodies: Yoga Retreats Around the World

Help your clients spice up their yoga practice by ditching their local studios and in-home routines in exchange for yoga retreats in beautiful destinations around the world.
foodies

Foodies & Adventurists Cycle Through Italy

Foodies and adventurists can unite on this new chef-led slow food cycling tour of Piedmont with Tourissimo.
The Grand Wailea is one of four properties participating in the Pleasant Holidays 2019 Exclusive Hawaii Vacation Package Deals.

2019 Hawaii Vacation Deals

Pleasant Holidays announced its new 2019 Exclusive Hawaii Vacation Package Deals, featuring its best vacation values in Hawaii for the coming year.
CIE Tours

Experience “The Crown” Filming Locations with CIE Tours

If you have clients who are fans of Netflix's original series, "The Crown", then now is the time to send them on a CIE Tours guided itinerary in Great Britain.
northern Italy FAM

Explore Northern Italy on a Springtime FAM

The Blue Walk is taking travel agents on a springtime FAM to discover some of the highlights of northern Italy on a guided, small-group walking tour.
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