In this Issue:
- River Cruising: What’s Hot Now
- Onsite Review: 5 Places to Hang in Tokyo
- The National Parks: Centennial Celebration
- Onsite Review: Universal Orlando
- Onsite Review: Egypt is Hot!
- Value Travel in Europe
Going into 2016, river cruising is a trend that’s still very much top of mind for both travel sellers and consumers, with more and more options coming into the marketplace, including more ships in both Europe and Southeast Asia, as well as India, and more options in terms of itineraries, and even more of an emphasis on family-focused river cruises.
Another rivership’s christening may not be fascinating news, but it underscores the growing market in river cruising both in itineraries and potential first-time river cruise clients.
Whether packed into the family station wagon and taking a cross-country road trip, or hopping on a plane and flying in from city dwellings, visiting the U.S. national parks has been a summer travel tradition for as long as one can remember. In fact, for almost 100 years, as Aug. 25, 2016 marks the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. In celebration of this big centennial, many tour operators have added unique National Park itineraries to their portfolios, and lodges, too, are participating in the celebration.
A value tour to Europe doesn’t mean skimping on top-notch experiences, and with the strong dollar holding its own against the euro, today’s value tour is very different from what it was even a couple of years ago.
Two top-notch hotel companies are upping the ante for 2016 by getting a brand refresh and adding even more product to their already thick portfolio.
After a few years of instability, tourism to Egypt is slowly rebounding.