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Riviera River Cruises

Riviera River Cruises Ends 2018 with New Advisor Incentives

Riviera River Cruises is offering an incentive valued at up to $800 per travel advisor for European river cruise bookings made through the end of 2018.
Travel Impressions End of Year Countdown

Travel Impressions Ends 2018 with Big Savings and Advisor Bonuses

Travel Impressions is ending 2018 with last minute savings, resort credits, bonus LoyalTI points, and more, all with the goal of enticing both travel advisors and their clients to start booking their 2019 travels now.
Tribute Portfolio

Tribute Portfolio Partners with Pantone

Tribute Portfolio has announced its partnership with Pantone, introducing a series of experiential pop-ups that celebrate the power of color and the pursuit of travel to “inspire creativity and connect communities.”
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Names Inaugural Yacht

Azora. Get familiar with that name, because The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection wants you to memorize it—it’s the name of the cruise line’s inaugural yacht.

Silversea Unveils Bespoke Shore Excursions in Cuba

Silversea has unveiled a collection of 34 shore excursions, designed for its new 16-voyage Cuba collection for 2019 and 2020.
G Adventures

G Adventures Reaches Youth Market with Addition of TruTravels

G Adventures adds TruTravels, small group youth our operators based in Surrey, United Kingdom to its portfolio, in order to further reach the youth travel market.

Recommend Announces 2018 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Recommend, a travel industry leader specializing in helping travel advisors sell travel, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Hilton Chicago

Hilton Chicago Calls “Dibs” on Winter Savings

The Hilton Chicago is inviting travelers to experience the Windy City in all its winter glory with its new Chicago DIBS package.
Carnival Legend Travel Agent Promo Carnival Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line Launches AMP Up Commission Challenge

Travel advisors who want to take their earning potential to the next level can opt-in to Carnival Cruise Line’s 2019 AMP Up Commission Challenge.
Sterling Vacations

Sterling Vacations Launches Iceland, Fjords & North Isles FAM

Travel advisors planning for their 2019 FAMs can look to Sterling Vacations for a cruise FAM visiting Iceland, Norway, Denmark, and Scotland.
Pepper is a social humanoid robot being tested by Amadeus and TUI Germany.

Travel Talk: Using AI to Streamline Your Business

As a travel advisor, you wear many hats: travel planner, accountant, marketer, social media coordinator, PR strategist and sometimes even “IT guy.” Travel industry companies that cater to travel advisors get this, so they are implementing and working on AI assistants that can help ease your workload.
Grow your business

Travel Advisor Corner: Growing Pains: Getting the Support You Need

If you find yourself talking about not having enough time—all the time—it’s time to make a decision: Either A) cut down your workload or B) expand your business.
Nepal FAM

Nepal FAM Departing Summer 2019

Far & High Adventure Travel is inviting travel advisors to explore Nepal on a weeklong FAM departing next year.
Marriott Security Breach

Marriott Announces Security Breach with Starwood Database

Marriott announced it has experienced a data security breach involving the Starwood guest reservation database.
Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District

Stay, Play and Ride in Fort Lauderdale’s Arts & Entertainment District

Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is combining some of the best it has to offer in hotels, cultural opportunities, fun activities, and more with its new Stay, Play & Ride package.
Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages to Have New Home Terminal at PortMiami

Virgin Voyages has announced plans to build a new cruise terminal at PortMiami for Virgin Voyages.
MS Fram

Hurtigruten’s MS Fram Gets a Makeover

Leading up the 2020 season, Hurtigruten’s MS Fram will be completely upgraded with new suites, new cabins, more environmentally friendly engines and a total makeover of all public areas
GOGO Vacations Incentive

GOGO Vacations Ends 2018 with $10,000 Prize

GOGO Vacations is ending 2018 on a high note with the unveiling of its biggest incentive payout of the year: a $10,000 prize for one lucky travel advisor.
floating barge

Hunt for the Northern Lights in a Floating Barge

Off the Map Travel announce a new Floating in Tromso program on board a floating barge for guests to stay on and hunt for the Northern Lights.
Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge in 3D

The augmented reality Celebrity Edge Access Tour app takes guests behind-the-scenes of this new ship, set to debut next month on sailings from Fort Lauderdale.

Cunard Dances Across the Atlantic

Cunard has announced a partnership with the English National Ballet for the first-ever Dance the Atlantic transatlantic crossing on board Queen Mary 2.

California Tourism Industry Unites with #CALove

Visit California encourages sharing words of support, compassion and gratitude using #CALove.
Sea Cloud Cruises

A New Tall Ship Addition to Sea Cloud Cruises

In the summer of 2020, Sea Cloud Cruises will add to its fleet with the addition of the Sea Cloud Spirit, joining the Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II.

Eupepsia Wellness Center Caters to Individuals, Families & Small Corporate Groups

Set on 256 acres of farm and woodland in Southern Virginia, Eupepsia Wellness Center offers integrated and Ayuveda-focused health and wellness retreats.
MSC Virtuosa

MSC Virtuosa is Open for Sales

MSC Cruises' MSC Virtuosa is now open for sales. As of today, sales are open exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members, and on Dec. 3rd will open for all other guests. 
Travel Impressions

Post-Merger Travel Impressions: Part 1

How has the merger of Apple Leisure Group, parent company of TI, with Mark Travel Corporation affected Travel Impressions travel advisor partners.
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.
Star Plus

Windstar Cruises Announces $250 Million Star Plus Initiative

Windstar Cruises has announced the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative, impacting all aspects of the guest experience for the cruise line’s three Star Class vessels.
family travel

We’d Love to Hear From You: Family Travel Trends Survey

As a special thank you for taking the time to full out the Family Travel Trends survey, 1 of 5 travel advisors will receive $50 Amazon gift certificate.
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.
Havana FAM

Happy New Year in Havana FAM

Travel advisors looking to ring in the New Year with new experiences can join Sunny Land Tours Inc. for its Happy New Year in Havana FAM. 
Blue-Roads Touring Company

Back-Roads Touring Company Rebrands as Blue-Roads

Back-Roads Touring Company will be rebranding as Blue-Roads Touring Company in the coming weeks in North America.
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.
Universal's Endless Summer Resort

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort Opens in 2019

Universal's Endless Summer Resort-Surfside Inn and Suites, Universal Orlando Resort's seventh hotel, will be opening summer 2019.
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.
Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse: First Sailing Date Pushed Back

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has announced that the first sailing date for Scenic Eclipse has been amended to April 13, 2019.

Family-Friendly Ubud

As a mom, one of my favorite things about the island of Bali in Indonesia, is how unbelievably family-friendly it is.

NEST Appoints New V.P. of Business Development

NEST has announced the appointment of Joe Jiffo, CTC, MCC, to the position of v.p. of business development for the United States, effective immediately.
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.
Military Discount

Pleasant Holidays Expands Military Discount

Ahead of 2018's Veterans Day celebrations, Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, have announced the expansion of their Military Discount program in include all U.S. police officers and firefighters.
Italy FAM

Spring 2019 Italy FAM

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

Apple Vacations Launches MyAppleOnline

Come Nov. 19, Apple Vacations will launch its new booking engine/travel agent portal, MyAppleOnline, powered by VAX VacationAccess.
Disney Destinations

Disney Offers Advisors In-Person Educational Experiences

For travel advisors looking to familiarize themselves with the offerings of Disney's various brands, Disney Destinations regularly offers in-person educational experiences and site inspections.
Rosewood Venice

Rosewood Venice to Debut in 2020

Located in Venice's Cannaregio neighborhood and housed within the 15th century Palazzo Dona’ Giovannelli, Rosewood Venice is set to open in 2020.

AMResorts Expands in Europe After Agreement with Apple Leisure Group & Grupo Inversor Hesperia

AMResorts expands in Europe after an agreement between Apple Leisure Group (ALG) and Grupo Inversor Hesperia (GIHSA)—one of Spain's largest hotel groups.

AmaWaterways FAM Sails From Cambodia to Vietnam

Travel advisors looking to experience AmaWaterways' Riches of the Mekong itinerary can hop on a December sailing being offered at a special FAM rate. 
Conrad Cartagena Journese

Journese Announces New Advisor Incentives

Journese has announced its latest travel advisor incentives for bookings made now through Dec. 28, 2018 at select hotel brands worldwide.
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.

Dungarvan, Ireland

Home to windswept rolling hills dotted with sheep, imposing craggy cliffsides, and a picturesque patchwork of fields in varying shades of green, the seaside town of Dungarvan is the perfect base for your family’s Irish adventure. 

TRAVELSAVERS Announces 2019 Preferred Suppliers

TRAVELSAVERS has announced additions to its preferred supplier list for 2019. Among the new additions are AmaWaterways, Goway Travel, and several others.
luxury FAM India

Luxury FAM Brings Advisors to India

Exotic Journeys International and Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have teamed up to host a luxury FAM in India.