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Cinque Terre is one of many places travelers can visit on one of Central Holidays' escorted tours in Italy.

Central Holidays Offers Guaranteed Departures and Agent Bonuses

Central Holidays is offering travelers guaranteed departures through May 2018 for their Italy Motorcoach Tour programs, allowing travel agents and their clients to book their Italy vacations with no worries of cancellation.
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Apple Vacations’ New Flights to the Caribbean

On March 2 Apple Vacations will add nonstop Exclusive Vacation Flights between Pittsburgh and Puerto Plata, D.R., on Allegiant Air.
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

It’s a Culinary Feast at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s Food & Wine Festival returns March 3.
Taking on the rapids on the Yellowstone river. (Photo courtesy of Austin Adventures.)

Travel Adventure to Montana and Yellowstone National Park

Families and adults looking for a multi-sport travel adventure should consider a trip with Austin Adventures, which now offers a 6-day Montana Vacation package.

Uniworld Updates Agent Training Program

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is marking the 2018 Wave Season with significant changes and enhancements to its comprehensive agent training program, Uniworld University, along with additional perks for agents who become certified Uniworld specialists. 
MIR Corporation adds 21-day itinerary to Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia. (Photo courtesy of MIR Corporation.)

MIR Corporation Adds New 21-Day Itinerary

MIR Corporation has added a 21-day journey to Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.

Carnival Fascination Resumes Schedule from San Juan

Carnival Fascination resumed its year-round schedule of 7-day southern Caribbean departures from San Juan this past Sunday.
Accommodations at the Iberostar 70 Park Avenue in New York City.

5 Booked Nights = 1 Free Night

Travel agents who book up to five nights at Iberostar 70 Park Avenue can earn their clients a 1-night stay, complimentary, at any Iberostar resort.
Views of the Temple God. (Photo courtesy of Odyssey Unlimited.)

New Southeast Asia Tour with Odysseys Unlimited

Odysseys Unlimited is launching a new Southeast Asia Odyssey 21-day journey to its portfolio.
The new Slinky Dog ride at the Toy Story Land. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World.)

Toy Story Land Set to Open at Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort has announced the opening date of its new Toy Story Land for June 30, 2018.
The sun deck of American Cruise Line's American Constellation, sailing this year in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

American Cruise Lines Helps Agents With Group Bookings

American Cruise Lines is looking to help travel agents and tour operators booking their clients on group trips aboard its vessels with the addition of Group Coordinators to its sales team.

Legoland Water Park Extends Its Season for 2018

Legoland Water Park kicks off its longest season ever on Saturday, March 10 with more operating dates since its opening in 2012. 
St. Peter's Basilica

The Roman Guy Announces New Tours for 2018

The Roman Guy's new tours are lip-smacking good.
Royal Afternoon Tea at The Arch London (1)

A Royal Wedding for the Ages

Your clients might not have Ed Sheeran serenading them on their wedding day, but The Arch London is offering the ultimate luxury getaway to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.
Guests can sail aboard a Uniworld vessel while exploring several of India's exclusive ancient sites.

Discover an Exclusive Side of India With Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is giving travelers access to some of India's most exclusive and ancient sites with its India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges itinerary now being offered at a discounted rate.
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.
Lounge away and enjoy the Pacific Ocean views at Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge.

Enjoy Privacy and Luxury on a Volcanic Island

Your clients can enjoy the privacy and luxury of staying at the Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge, a private archipelago of 14 volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Following its April refurbishment, the Seven Seas Mariner will feature an open layout pool deck.

Regent Seven Seas Announces Refurbishment Plans and Agent Bonuses

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced details of the upcoming bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner, along with plans to reward travel agents and their clients for booking a trip on the soon-to-be-renovated ship.
The Bamboo Room, a Polynesian-themed bar, is one of several new offerings guests can expect to see on the Mariner of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Ship Gets a Makeover and New Itineraries

After undergoing a $90 million makeover, Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas is preparing to offer travelers a new way to make the most of their weekends with short getaways to The Bahamas.
Guests on an Azamara Club Cruises sailing in 2018 can expect to see a variety of new onboard entertainment.

Azamara Presents New Entertainment Options

Azamara Club Cruises is keeping its entertainment options fresh with the recent announcement of a new onboard entertainment playbill, which will make its debut on all three Azamara ships.
The Setai Tel Aviv

Setai Sets its Eyes on Tel Aviv

Opening this spring and overlooking the beaches of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, The Setai Tel Aviv is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Travelers on an Art Walk will hone their craft while learning from artist-teachers and their fellow students.

Solo Travelers Get Artsy With The Blue Walk

Walking tour operator The Blue Walk is appealing to solo travelers with a series of art-themed walks through France and Italy that are especially geared towards parties of one. 
Exodus Travels' self-guided itineraries allow solo travelers to hike and bike through Europe at their own pace.

Hike or Bike Solo With Exodus Travels

Solo travelers are often motivated by a desire to travel and experience things at their own pace, but that doesn't mean they want to sacrifice having the guidance of an expert or tour operator. With Exodus Travel's new self-guided walking and cycling tours, they don't have to.
Booking this specially designed single occupancy stateroom aboard AmaDante is one way solo travelers can save on an AmaWaterways cruise.

AmaWaterways Encourages Solo Travel

Sailing solo no longer means higher fees with AmaWaterways' Solo Traveler Program.
Silversea guests can contribute to marine conservation efforts on select voyages in 2018 and 2019.

Silversea’s New Partnership Goes Beyond Whale Watching

Guests on a whale-watching voyage with Silversea can now admire the beauty of these mammals and other marine life while also working to protect them thanks to the cruise line's new partnership with ORCA, a UK-based marine conservation charity. 
Grail Springs Wellness Retreat in Brancroft, Ontario. (Photo courtesy of the Wellness Tourism Association.)

How Does the New Wellness Tourism Association Benefit You?

If you're wondering how exactly this new association works and how it benefits you, we have the answers.
The lobby of U by Uniworld's ship The B.

‘U Get The Rose’ and Romance With U By Uniworld

Whether your clients saw the cast of ABC's "The Bachelor" on a U by Uniworld cruise this week or not, they can now get the same romantic treatment as those reality TV love seekers thanks to the cruise line's U Get The Rose package.
Renovations of the guestrooms and suites at Seadust Cancun Family Resort are part of a larger project to enhance the entire property.

Cancun Family Resort Debuts Makeover and New Promotions

The makeover of guestrooms and suites at the Seadust Cancun Family Resort is complete and the property is welcoming guests with new amenities and special promotions throughout 2018.
An increase in flights to St. Thomas will begin this month.

Major Airlines Increase Service to St. Thomas

With the U.S. Virgin Islands continuing to progress in post-hurricane recovery efforts, more demand for flights to the islands has led to three major airlines increasing flight service to St. Thomas.
The Celebrity Discovery Collection offers small-group shore excursions in places like France and Italy.

Celebrity Discovery Collection Debuts in Mediterranean

Celebrity Cruises is bringing its passengers on more intimate journeys around the world with the debut of its new Celebrity Discovery Collection of small-group shore excursions.
Guests enjoying brunch doing a bus tour with U by Uniworld. (Photo courtesy of U by Uniworld.)

The Bachelor Sails with U by Uniworld + Selling Tips

Tonight's "The Bachelor" episode, which airs on ABC, will be featuring the cast sailing with U by Uniworld. Here are tips on how to make this episode beneficial for you.
More than $10,000 in gift cards and other prizes is up for grabs with Carnival's latest travel agent contest.

Test Your Carnival Cruise Line IQ and Win

How well do you know Carnival Cruise Line? With the company's latest contest, travel agents can test their "Carnival IQ" for a chance to win Amazon gift cards and a cruise for two.
Guests staying at the Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club's Garden Cottage will receive a discount through the end of February.

Belizean Resort Offers Special Grand Opening Rates

The Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club may have opened its doors to guests in December 2017, but the property is continuing the celebration of its grand opening with a special introductory rate.
Executives from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and MEYER WERFT at the steel cutting for the cruise line's newest ship.

Let the Construction Begin! NCL Prepares For New Ship

At a laser center in Papenburg, Germany, executives from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and MEYER WERFT met to cut a piece of steel thus marking the start of construction for cruise line's newest ship, Norwegian Encore. 

Coffee Time With Industry Vets: Perillo Tours’ Steve Perillo

What does Perillo Tours' president and owner Steve Perillo remember from his first trip? Hint: it's not much. We'll let him explain this and more in this installment of Coffee Time With Industry Vets. 
Crystal Bach

Crystal River Cruises’ New Moselle Itineraries for 2019

Crystal is introducing brand-new 10-day Enchanting Moselle itinerary aboard Crystal Bach for 2019.
Collette is giving away 100 prizes to travel agents and their clients.

100 Days, 100 Giveaways With Collette

In honor of its 100th birthday, tour operator Collette is spending 100 days giving away 100 prizes to travel agents and their clients who enter the company's contest online. 
The Chandelier Bar inside El San Juan Hotel is one of several public spaces being restored at the iconic hotel.

Iconic Puerto Rican Hotel Bounces Back

After damage from Hurricane Maria forced Puerto Rico's El San Juan Hotel to close, the island's iconic hotel is set to reopen in fall 2018. 
Guests enjoying the natural cenote excursion. (Photo credit: Michelle Marie Arean.)

Discover Destino Xcaret

During our stay at Hotel Xcaret, we ventured out for a day at the Xcaret park for a little exploration.
It’s spa time at the barefoot elegant Occidental Cozumel

Hip Getaways

Here are five hip stays across Mexico.
Passengers can go ziplining while sailing the Caribbean on board MSC Seaside.

MSC Seaside

Cruising opportunities to the Caribbean have increased with the introduction of the MSC Seaside—a 4,132 passenger ultra-modern, high-tech ship sailing out of Miami on a year-round basis.
Cox & Kings, The Americas offers bespoke experiences including stays in sumptuous glass igloos in Finland.

Speaking Bespoke in Europe

In Europe, luxury travel experiences keep taking off in new directions, as can be expected on a continent tailor-made for today’s world of bespoke travel.
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
Scenic Eclipse’s submarine will provide the opportunity for unique experiences.

Today’s Upscale Cruise Style

Although luxury clients do expect the finest in service and accommodations, it’s not just about “a higher price point,” adds HJ Sauer, owner of a Dream Vacations franchise, “luxury is also being defined by the uniqueness of the travel.
Chef’s Table on board AmaKristina

Holidays on the AmaKristina

Sailing up the Rhine River on a Christmas Markets cruise tucked into an elegantly cozy cabin aboard the 156-guest AmaKristina.
Ayurvedic Centre at BodyHoliday in Saint Lucia.

The Caribbean Wellness Push

Every year the Caribbean Tourism Organization identifies a dominant trend (adventure, romance, etc.), and it has named 2018 The Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation in the Caribbean.
Accommodations at the new Conrad Bengaluru in India.

Travel Talk: Hilton Worldwide

Beyond sumptuous accommodations and top-notch service, today’s luxury travelers are looking for an experience that takes them into the heart of a destination.
This year's Wave Season is bringing big savings for cruises aboard MSC Seaside.

MSC Cruises Goes Big for Wave Season

It's Wave Season and MSC Cruises is marking the occasion with reduced rates for sailings on its newest ship, MSC Seaside.
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.
With the backdrop of Antarctica, guests participating in Silversea's My Photo Academy will have plenty of photo opps.

An Antarctic Cruise Just For Shutterbugs

Shutterbugs who want to practice or improve their photography skills while exploring the far reaches of the planet can now hop on a Silversea expedition cruise to Antarctica and become a student of the newly introduced My Photo Academy. 
The American Song will make its debut on the Lower Mississippi River in the fall of 2018.

The Revolution in U.S. River Cruising

American Cruise Lines is pleased announce American Song, the first in a new class of modern riverboats destined for America’s rivers, which is scheduled to begin service in the fall of 2018.
Seabourn Encore Observation Bar 2016 (79)

Ultra-Luxury Cruising, the Seabourn Way

I interviewed Chris Austin, v.p. of global sales and marketing for Seabourn, so he could give us the fine details on what sets the cruise line apart as an ultra-luxury cruise offering.
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