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News & Tools

Dominican Republic Bookings Inching Upward

A spate of deaths of US tourists in the Dominican Republic, which have received extensive coverage in the media, and are now being investigated by the FBI, has caused tourist numbers to decrease. However, at the same time, tourism to other Caribbean islands has jumped.
UAE FAM

UAE Waiting to be Discovered With Tours Specialists

Tours Specialists, a small tour operator, is organizing four FAM tours to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE Dubai...
Resort fees are an issue of contention.

 Mandatory Resort Fees Are A Rip Off

We reached out to John S. Foster, Esq., an attorney, author, speaker, and consultant about his take on resort fees and the lawsuit between the District of Columbia and Marriott International Hotels.
Hong Kong International Airport Impacted by Protests.

Protests in Hong Kong Shut Down Airport

Ongoing protests shut down Hong Kong International Airport.
Taco Bell Hotel opens for a limited time.

Taco Bell Hotel and Resort Opens in Palm Springs

Taco Bell has debuted its spiciest limited time offer, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort where enthusiasts will dine at the resort’s Baja Bar and enjoy activities and entertainment against the picturesque Palm Springs desert backdrop.
resort fees

Kill Resort Fees: Web Site Reveals the Truth

A web site called Kill Resort Fees started by a Washington, DC, lawyer, aims to do exactly that—with information.
ponant

Ponant Acquires Paul Gauguin Cruises

Ponant has announced its plan to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises, specialists in sailings to exotic ports in French Polynesia and the South Pacific.
Effective Communication

Tips for Effective Communication Via Mobile Devices

Effective communication is key, no matter which industry you work in.

Palace No Longer to be Sold Through ALG

Palace Resorts & Le Blanc Spa Resort brands have taken a business decision to no longer be sold through any of the Apple Leisure Group (ALG) brands.
Marriott International

Marriott International Launching All-Inclusive Platform

Marriott International has announced it’s launching an all-inclusive platform to serve this popular vacation segment.
luxury gold

Travel Savings on Luxury Gold Travel to Egypt

Luxury Gold's journeys to Egypt offer travelers savings this winter and early spring as guests avoid the crowds while traveling in milder temperatures while they explore local dining, VIP experiences, and upscale hotels.
Botswana Educational FAM

Wildlife Will Take Centerstage During Botswana FAM

10-day luxury Botswana Educational FAM includes three nights each in the Khwai Community Area, the Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park
U.S.

Travelers Seeking Lesser-Known Spots Across the U.S.

Start thinking outside-the-box when booking your clients across the U.S., and seek out those charming towns and less populated spots that offer plenty to explore.

Family Travel Trends White Paper

Recommend, in partnership with the Family Travel Association, is proud to present Family Travel Trends.
deadlines

Travel Advisor Corner: Deadlines: Love ‘Em

Deadlines make things happen. When a press person misses a deadline, the consequences can be profound.
american travelers

Advisor Speak: American Travelers—Concerns & Wants

Last month, MMGY Travel Intelligence, MMGY Global’s research and insights company, released the findings of its 2019 Portrait of American Travelers survey.
islands of tahiti

Explore the Islands of Tahiti on a FAM

Now is your chance to explore the islands of Tahiti on a FAM with Pacific Holidays.
Uzbekistan FAM will delight.

Uncover the Mystery Surrounding Uzbekistan

Visit Uzbekistan on this agent FAM this October.
Warwick Paradise —Bahamas

3 Promotions to Book at Warwick Paradise Island + Bonus Perks for Advisors

Warwick Paradise Island—Bahamas is offering three promotions you can book now for those clients thinking of a late summer or fall getaway.

Avion Travel Network Expands Focus to Group Cruises

Avion Travel Network expands its focus and is now organizing group cruises.

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