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Discover Palm Beaches

The Palm Beaches Appoints New Senior Director of Group Sales

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the tourism marketing organization for Palm Beach County, Florida, has announced that Mike "MJ" Jackson has been appointed as its new senior director of group sales.
Dream Vacations Franchise winners

7 Military Heroes Awarded a Dream Vacations Franchise

Dream Vacations awarded seven military heroes with a free travel franchise as part of its annual contest, "Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General." 
Tara Tours Amazon Rainforest FAM Ecuador

2019 Quito and Amazon Rainforest FAM

Agents planning their 2019 travels can look to Tara Tours' Amazon Rainforest FAM for explorations of Ecuador.
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. 

3 Morsels to Savor Over the Weekend

Here's a weekend takeaway focusing on hotels from Hawaii to Bali.
Poland FAM

Poland FAM Focuses on Culinary Experiences

Travel advisors who also consider themselves foodies can cook their way from Krakow to Zakopane on a Poland FAM focused on culinary experiences. 

IGLTA Global Convention Heads to NYC

IGLTA opened registration for its 36th Annual Global Convention, the premier educational and networking event for the global LGBTQ tourism industry.
Panama CIty Central Holidays

Central Holidays Introduces Discounted Panama Tours

Central Holidays has introduced a variety of fall travel deals showcasing the variety of offerings from the increasingly popular destination of Panama.
Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises Announces 2021 Itineraries with Early Savings

Crystal Cruises announced its full lineup of 2021 all-inclusive sailings aboard the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, becoming the first cruise line to announce a complete 2021 deployment.
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.
Wellness tours

G Adventures: New Wellness Tours

With the introduction of a new collection of Wellness tours, G Adventures is now the world’s largest adventure travel company to make personal wellness and balance a mainstay of adventure travel.
Pleasant Holidays Hotel Recommendation Tool

Pleasant Holidays Launches New Hotel Recommendation Tool

Pleasant Holidays launched a new online Hotel Recommendation Tool designed to facilitate comparisons of multiple vacation packages and hotels.  
Christmas Markets FAM

Christmas Markets River Cruise FAM

FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways are inviting travel advisors to end the year with a European river cruise FAM filled with Christmas spirit.
The James NoMad New York City

New York Hotel Offers Special Incentives with Digital Detox Package

The James NoMad hotel in New York City is giving guests a nightly discount as an extra incentive to disconnect from technology with its new Digital Detox Package. 
Apple Vacations

Apple Vacations Names New President

Apple Leisure Group (ALG) has elevated John Tarkowski to lead Apple Vacations as the company’s new president, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
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.
Tauck Events

Tauck Announces Exclusive Single-Departure Events for 2019

Tauck has announced its 2019 collection of single-departure events, and the roster includes a new event in Italy featuring the author of "Under the Tuscan Sun," a jazz event with Ken Burns as the keynote speaker, and more. 
Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises Plans for Three New Ships

Having recently joined the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) family, Silversea Cruises and RCL announced agreements to build three new ships for Silversea Cruises.
fall foliage

Missouri Resort Offers Fall Foliage Package

As the days get shorter and the temperatures grow colder, lovers of fall can head to Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa where the Fall Foliage Package makes it easy for guests to experience the changing colors of the trees on Missouri's Ozark Mountains.
Pleasant Holidays Journese Caribbean Mexico

Pleasant Holidays Lowers Deposit Requirement

Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, have lowered trip deposit requirements for all Caribbean and Mexico destinations by 75 percent.
China FAM Okichina Travel Service

7-Day China FAM Departing Early 2019

Advisors planning ahead for their 2019 travels can start the New Year with a weeklong China FAM hosted by Okichina Travel Service.
Cunard Queen Mary 2

Cunard Announces World of Adventure Sale for 2019

Cunard announced its World of Adventure Sale featuring fares from $999 pp dbl, as well as free drinks and free gratuities for Grill Suite guests on select 2019 Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth voyages.
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.
All-inclusive Caribbean FAM

All-Inclusive Caribbean FAM Rates

Elite Island Resorts is welcoming travel advisors to experience one of its several all-inclusive properties by offering special FAM rates now through Dec. 20, 2018.
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.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Launches All-New Pass Program

The announcement of a new Annual Pass program at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides guests with more options and more value at lower prices.
dream vacations group registration

Dream Vacations Groups Registration Tool Enhancements

Dream Vacations has enhanced the Dream Vacations Groups Registration tool to accept credit card payments within an online groups registration platform.
Six Senses Bhutan

Virtuoso Perks at New Six Senses Bhutan

Six Senses Bhutan will provide complimentary benefits exclusively for travelers who book their stay through an advisor affiliated with Virtuoso.
Saint Lucia Tourism Authority_Dominic Fedee_Photo

Saint Lucia: New CTO Chair

Saint Lucia has been voted in as chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with the election of its minister of tourism Dominic Fedee.
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.
Acqualina Resort & Spa

Acqualina Launches New Website with Special Incentives

Acqualina Resort & Spa has introduced a newly designed website offering new tools for travel advisors and their clients, as well as special incentives.
wellness travel

What are Consumers Seeking in Wellness Travel?

The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA), which launched earlier this year, has released the results of its first Wellness Travel Survey, which focused on what consumers are seeking when it comes to a wellness-focused vacation. 
Travel Bound

TravelBound Reaffirms Commitment to Travel Advisors

TravelBound, which will be launching a new website, booking platform, and more, is committed to the travel agent community.
Red tide

Red Tide Affects Florida Beaches: Stay Informed

Red Tide has been affecting Florida beaches for months now, and if you have clients heading to any Florida beach for a little R&R, you must stay informed of the red tide situation.
Culture Holidays India FAM

India FAM + Complimentary Dubai Trip

Culture Holidays is now offering a free trip to Dubai to agents who book an April 2019 departure of its Transformative India FAM.
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.
Sumptuous accommodations at Rose Hall Villas. Half Moon

Jamaica’s Half Moon Rebrands Villas

Effective today, the villas at Half Moon, Jamaica’s iconic resort destination, will be renamed Rose Hall Villas, operated by Half Moon.
Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman

Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman Offers Agent Rates

After a multiyear, top-to-bottom renovation, the new Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman will relaunch next month, and is offering increased commission.
Lebanon FAM

6-Day Best of Lebanon FAM

Sunny Land Tours is offering travel advisors the opportunity to explore Lebanon on a FAM with weekly departures scheduled through December 2019. 

TravelCar Offers Commissionable Parking

TravelCar has launched a platform that allows travel advisors to book commissionable parking for clients at airports, seaports, train stations and city centers in more than 50 countries.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hotels are going pink. 
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.
Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line to Sail from New Orleans for First Time

In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will add a brand-new homeport in New Orleans and return to the Hawaiian Islands.
Delta Vacations University

Delta Vacations: Commitment to the Travel Agent Community

Offering an array of educational sessions for the travel agent community, the 2-day Delta Vacations University, in its 25th year, just wrapped up, and Recommend got the 4-1-1 on new goings-on at Delta Vacations.

Hot Destination: The Azores

Portugal has won a number of awards this past year, named as one of the hottest destinations in the world, and one of the reasons is because of the stunning Azores.
Nexion Travel Group

Nexion Becomes Nexion Travel Group

Nexion is now Nexion Travel Group, as part of the company's rebrand.
Win a Sailing with Carnival

Win a Sailing with Carnival Cruise Line

Agents, you can now win a sailing with Carnival Cruise Line through the "Choose Fun! Emoji Contest" starting today through Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
Bali FAM

6-Day Tranquil Bali FAM

Travel advisors looking to end their year with a relaxing beachside trip can pack their bags for a Bali FAM with Culture Holidays.
AmaWaterways AmaPrima in Passau on the Danube.

Free Roundtrip Airfare for Clients With AmaWaterways

Your clients can take advantage of free roundtrip airfare promotion, flying for free from more than 50 U.S. and Canadian gateways on select 2019 AmaWaterways Europe river cruises.
Tanzania FAM

11-Day Tanzania FAM

FAMTrips.travel and AAAfrica are inviting travel advisors to explore Tanzania on an 11-day FAM departing this fall.