Editors' Picks

Editors' Picks

Hidden Iceland

Hidden Iceland

Hidden Iceland's trips are carefully created by the founders of the company with one thought in mind: Would we be proud to take our friends and family on them?
GOOG Vacations

GOGO Vacations Goes Full Throttle with Groups

GOGO Vacations has noted a double-digit increase in year-over-year group business in 2018, so they are putting the emphasis on this segment to drive revenue for travel advisors.
Scenic

Scenic Announces Black Friday Sale

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has unveiled details of its Black Friday Sale, offering free air, free hotels and fare discounts on select 2019 cruises booked between Nov. 19 and 26.
Old Town

Old Town Kissimmee Reopens After Renovation

Old Town in Kissimmee announces its grand reopening in 2019 following two years of renovation and expansion.
Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael Recovery and Local Updates

Earlier this month, VISIT FLORIDA relaunched Florida Now, a landing page featuring a collection of Hurricane Michael recovery information and updates.
California fires

How to Help the Victims of the California Fires

The California fires have been destructive, with the Camp Fire blanketing Northern California the most deadly in the state’s history.
This Job Sucks

AIC Hotel Group Debuts Podcast: This Job Sucks!

This Job Sucks! That's the name of AIC Hotel Group's first-of-its-kind podcast exclusively produced for the brand’s industry partners.
Eurail

3 Eurail Journeys Perfect for Holiday Travel

Eurail's holiday-themed routes are ideal for your clients heading to Europe for the holiday season.
Hilton Marco Island

Hilton Marco Island Reopens in Time for Thanksgiving

The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa in Florida will reopen in time for the Thanksgiving holiday following completion of an expansive transformation.
Italy FAM

Spring 2019 Italy FAM

Travel advisors planning their 2019 travels can now add a springtime Italy FAM to their schedule as FAMTrips.travel and Journeys Connect Group Travel are joining forces to host an advisor trip to the Italian Riviera, Tuscany, and Rome.
Celebrity Flora Glamping

Celebrity Cruises Offers New Glamping at Sea Experience

Travelers headed to the Galapagos Islands on Celebrity Cruises' soon-to-debut Celebrity Flora will now have access to a new experience: glamping at sea.
Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises Set to Debut New Itineraries and More

With more than 280 ports in 77 countries and 169 overnight stays, the 2020-2021 season will be one of many firsts for Celebrity Cruises.
Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises Unveils New Land Tours

Oceania Cruises has an array of land tour options in Australia, Asia, Africa, Egypt and the Holy Land, Europe, South America, Alaska, and Canada.
Big Five Tours & Expeditions

Big Five Tours & Expeditions Focuses on Kids’ Wants

Big Five Tours & Expeditions is focusing on the kids' wants, needs, and interests to help agents and the parents plan the perfect family vacation.
GOGO offers an array of tours in New Orleans.

Local Immersion in the U.S.

Where are U.S. travelers heading to in our own backyard?
Seek + Find

If You Seek, You Shall Find a Tasty Treat

There’s a new restaurant in Miami that you’re going to want to tell you clients headed to this South Florida city about: Seek + Find.
Travel Advisor

30 Days of Thanks Brings Travel Advisor Incentives

Today, Nov. 1, marks the beginning of Travel Advisor Appreciation Month: 30 Days of Thanks launched by Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese. 
Uncruise Adventures Alaska Awakening

Alaska Awakening: Spring Discounted Sailings

Alaska may be a popular summer destination, but Uncruise Adventures is enticing travelers to make a visit during the spring months with special savings available on Alaska Awakening sailings. 
Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages Announces First Destination Commitment

Virgin Voyages announced today that the company’s first ship will feature Cuba as one of her voyage destinations during her inaugural season in 2020.
Edinburgh

CIE Tours’ Edinburgh for Whisky Lovers

CIE Tours International's Easy Edinburgh packages makes it easy for travelers to dive in to Scotland for a long weekend.
Avoya Travel Conference

Avoya Travel’s 2019 Conference Aboard Navigator of the Seas

Avoya Travel's 2019 Avoya Conference will be taking place on June 2-7 at the Hyatt Regency Miami and onboard the Navigator of the Seas.
Uganda FAM

2019 Uganda FAM Explores Local Wildlife

Tours for the World is inviting travel advisors on a 2019 Uganda FAM for a chance to explore this eastern African country along with its wildlife.
Motto by Hilton

Hilton Launches New Affordable Lifestyle Brand

Hilton has officially launched its new affordable lifestyle brand, Motto by Hilton, with eyes set on opening properties in the world's most popular cities.
Family Travel

Help Wanted: Great Family Seeks Great Family Travel Advisor

Are you up for a challenge? If so, Richard is looking for an A+ agent who can help him create great family travel plans for him and his three children.
Brightline Polar Express

Brightline Rail Service Brings The Polar Express to South Florida

South Florida may not be the winter wonderland people think of around the holidays, but the Brightline rail service is bringing a taste of a traditional white Christmas to the area with its THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride.
Loews Hotels Bellhop Bar

Loews Hotels Debuts Retro Bellhop Bar

Loews Hotels is bringing guests a blast from the past with the debut of The Bellhop Bar, a retrofitted steamer trunk packed with bespoke beverages stored in antique apothecary-style bottles.

Malta: Europe’s Newest Hot Spot for American Travelers

Malta has been on a long road to reach its ever-growing popularity among tourists, especially in the North American market.
Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Group Launches New Advisor Rewards Program

Scenic Group, parent organization of cruise companies Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Waterways, has unveiled a new travel advisor rewards program
New Hotels

From Paris to Lima: New Hotels Roundup

New hotels are constantly popping up around the world. Here's your latest roundup of recently opened and soon-to-open properties.
safari photos

Take Brag-Worthy Safari Photos with Angama Mara

Angama Mara, a safari lodge overlooking Kenya's Masai Mara, is offering an onsite photographic studio for guests to use to get those photos to perfection. 
Zegrahm Expeditions

Bonus Commission Incentive With Zegrahm

Zegrahm Expeditions is offering a brand-new bonus commission incentive for travel advisors: $250 pp bonus commission when booking new guests on select 2019 expeditions.
4 Unique Culinary Experiences

4 Unique Culinary Experiences Around the World

Travelers in search of out of the ordinary activities can look to these Small Luxury Hotels of the World member properties that go beyond the menu to serve up some unique culinary experiences.
Dark Skies

4 Destinations to Experience Truly “Dark Skies”

It’s becoming exceptionally rare to find destinations without light pollution where it is possible to see the night sky and the stars in all their glory…but "dark skies" do exist.
Sceptre Vacations

Sceptre Vacations Launches New Agent Tools and Booking Reward

Tour operator Sceptre Vacations has launched several new tools, including a new booking engine, designed to increase travel advisor efficiency and revenue.
International Culinary Tours

Explore Peru and Argentina with International Culinary Tours

International Culinary Tours is gearing up for 2019 with tours in Peru and Argentina that will take travelers on a journey filled with nature and yoga, plus culinary and cultural experiences.
Singapore Airlines

Launch of Newark-Singapore Nonstop Service on Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines today re-launched its signature New York-Singapore nonstop service, reclaiming the record for the world’s longest commercial nonstop flight at a scheduled 18 hrs and 45 minutes duration. 
Caribbean Tourism Organization

Caribbean Tourism Organization News, Part 2

Part two of this update on the Caribbean Tourism Organization brings news from additional islands that were not impacted by the 2017 hurricane season.
Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises: New Itineraries and Experiences for 2019-2020

Windstar Cruises has announced its 2019-2020 Caribbean and Latin America sailings, which will include visits to new ports, plus other new experiences.
LGBT family travel

LGBT Family Travel Report from the FTA Summit

LGBT family travel—here are some tips for selling this growing market segment.
Hyatt Hotels Two Roads Hospitality

Hyatt Hotels Acquires Two Roads Hospitality

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced an agreement to acquire Two Roads Hospitality, an international lifestyle hotel management company.
IHSQ Rocks WOW Specialist Hard Rock Indian wedding

Hard Rock Hotels WOW Clients with Destination Indian Wedding Offerings

After years of investing in the South Asian destination wedding market, the Hard Rock has not only created an advisor specialist program, but has also become a one-stop shop for South Asian weddings in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
The Diplomat Beach Resort

New Fitness Opportunities at the Diplomat Beach Resort

Your clients won't have to give up their workout regime when staying at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, as the resort has teamed up with Core Fitness Training (CFT) to offer new fitness opportunities.
G Adventures

G Adventures: Travel Can Change the World

We sat down with Peter Worthing, v.p. of sales for G Adventures, to learn more about how G Adventures is changing the world via travel.
Boston hotel strike

Boston Hotel Strike: Affected Hotels

The Boston hotel strike—the first in the city’s history—has affected seven key Marriott properties in the city.
Top Chef

Top Chef Contestant Heads to Tanzania

Thomas Safaris has introduced a brand-new itinerary focusing on the sights and tastes of Tanzania, featuring Tanya Holland, a Top Chef contestant.
Booking with A Reputable Tour Operator

6 Tips on Making Sure You’re Booking with A Reputable Tour Operator

If you're wondering if the bookings you're making are safe for your client, here are six tips on how you can make sure you're booking with a reputable tour operator.
The Falling Rock property at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania is offering a host of new culinary experiences.

Luxury: It’s All in the Experience

When it comes to catering to luxury clients, they expect nothing but the very best in their hotel choice and amenities, but in today’s luxury market that needs to be coupled with experiences that create memories.
Senior Travel Buddy matches senior solo buddies so they can travel together.

Attract New Clients: Think Outside the Box

A trio of travel advisors who gave us the 4-1-1 on how they are thinking outside the box to attract new clients. 
Berlin Travel Festival

Berlin Travel Festival: The Future of Travel in 3 Days

The Berlin Travel Festival, returning to the Arena Berlin in March 2019, offers a unique networking platform by creating a playground where consumers, brands, and travel pros meet face-to-face.
Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises Unveils Guest Experience Enhancements

Oceania Cruises has unveiled a suite of new guest service enhancements as part of the line’s OceaniaNEXT initiative.
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Launches First High-Speed Rail Service

Hong Kong’s first high-speed railway allows visitors to travel quickly and conveniently between Hong Kong and several cities across Mainland China.
Peninsula Papagayo

Costa Rica’s Peninsula Papagayo Unveils Enhancements

Peninsula Papagayo has unveiled the next phase of a more than $100 million community-wide transformation with new adventures, amenities, and enhancements.
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