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Travel Impressions Enhances Booking Capabilities

Travel Impressions has announced a deeper partnership with Trisept Solutions, a travel technology company, in an effort to enhance the ease of booking.
Mexico Safety

How Safe is Travel to Mexico

How safe is it to travel to Mexico has been a hot topic in the news the past few weeks due to a few incidents.
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Travel Industry Embraces Plastic-Free Movement

The United Nations may have dubbed 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, but it is clear that the travel industry is keeping the ideals of sustainability alive in 2018 and beyond as many companies and organizations aim to reduce or entirely eliminate their usage of single-use plastic. 
st. lucia

Update on St. Lucia, Part 2

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced a huge road construction project at the recent 2018 North America Showcase in St. Lucia, but that was just part of a fact-filled update on attractions, events, infrastructure, and hotels.
Costa Rica

Costa Rica Educational Seminars To Be Held On U.S. West Coast

Members of Costa Rica's tourism community are hitting the road to host a series of educational seminars in major cities along the West Coast of the U.S.
Avoya Travel

Avoya Partners with The Mark Travel Corporation

Avoya Travel has made a significant investment to expand its product portfolio through a new partnership with The Mark Travel Corporation.
The Blue Walk's Greece FAM will end in Santorini.

The Blue Walk Offers 2019 Greece FAM

Travel agents can start planning their 2019 travels with the latest 12-day Greece FAM offering from The Blue Walk.
St Martin

Secrets Resort to Open in St. Martin

Apple Leisure Group enters 11th country with signing of a Secrets Resort & Spa in St. Martin.
Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line Orders New Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. confirmed that the company has ordered its fifth and sixth Project Leonardo Class ships with Fincantieri S.p.A.
Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines Opts For Larger Economy Seats

While several airlines are making headlines for downsizing the dimensions of their seats, Delta Air Lines has decided to give passengers more room.
Creole Queen jazz cruises are offered at a discounted rate through the Navigate New Orleans package.

Navigate New Orleans with New Hilton Offer

With the Big Easy celebrating its Tricentennial this year, Hilton New Orleans Riverside is enticing travelers with yet another reason to visit through the property's Navigate New Orleans package.
Quintana Roo Tourism Board

Quintana Roo Launches New Tourism Board

Mexico's State of Quintana Roo—which encompasses 11 tourist destinations including Cancun and Cozumel—has launched the Quintana Roo Tourism Board.
Kempinski Hotels ASTA

Luxury Hotel Group Joins ASTA

Kempinski Hotels recently announced that it has joined the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Journese

Bonus Reward Points at Fairmont Hotels

This week, Journese announced its newest travel agent incentive for bookings made now through Aug. 31, 2018 for stays at various Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
India itineraries crafted by Friendly Planet Travel include visits to iconic sites like the Taj Mahal and more.

India Itineraries On Sale with Friendly Planet Travel

Friendly Planet Travel is offering a sale on over seven itineraries to India with savings of up to $600.
Club Med

Club Med Launches Sales and Double Agent Points

Now through August, Club Med is offering new air-inclusive packages, double loyalty points for travel agents, and other special perks for travelers.
The Westin Playa Bonita is among several properties offering special deals and packages for summer travel.

Summer Specials in the Caribbean and Latin America

Summer may be in full swing, but that doesn't mean it's too late to book your clients on a last minute summer trip, especially with several properties in the Caribbean and Latin America offering special seasonal savings and packages.
Construction of Celebrity Cruises' Terminal 25 will be completed in October 2018.

Celebrity Cruises to Build First Brand-Designed Terminal

Celebrity Cruises' first ever brand-designed cruise terminal is set to be completed in October 2018 as a complement to the cruise line's newest ship Celebrity Edge, which will also debut in fall.
Travel Impressions

31 Days of Giveaways with Travel Impressions

Travel Impressions' annual 31 Days of Giveaways promotion has officially begun and with it comes the opportunity for travel agents to win vacation stays around the world.
Seabourn

Seabourn Announces Plans For New Expedition Ships

Seabourn announced the construction of two new expedition ships with a new partnership between shipbuilders T.Mariotti and Damen.

President Trump’s Travel Ban Upheld

So how might the travel ban affect your bookings?

Targeting Clients for Adventure Travel

Targeting clients for adventure travel will result in bigger revenues for you, as guests booking are spending a significant amount of money.
MMGY Global

MMGY Global Paints a Portrait of American Travelers

MMGY Global’s 2018-2019 Portrait of American Travelers finds that travelers are seeking more meaningful vacations, not more of them.
TSA regulations

Tips for Dealing with New TSA Regulations

As your clients embark on their summer travel plans, they'll be met with stricter security measures at the airport as TSA is implementing new regulations for carry-on items.
Airlines respond to U.S. policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

Multiple Airlines Respond to U.S. Immigration Policy

As questions arose as to whether or not American Airlines flights had been used to transport the migrant children recently separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, the airline quickly released an official statement in response, with other airlines quickly following suit.
Basel, Switzerland will be the final stop on the 4-country river cruise FAM.

4-Country River Cruise FAM

Explore the towns and cities along two European rivers with the Rhine and Moselle Splendors river cruise FAM hosted by FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways.
American Airlines

American Airlines Release on Separated Families

American Airlines today released a statement on recent reports of separated families.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Silversea

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Buys Majority Stake in Silversea Cruises

This week Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced an agreement for Royal Caribbean to acquire a stake in the privately owned Silversea Cruises.
Agents can book their clients on a FIT tour to Lisbon with Avanti Destinations.

Avanti Launches New Itineraries and Incentives

Avanti Destinations has launched Go365, an informational and marketing campaign designed to help agents sell year-round travel.
Nighttime views of Florence, one of the stops on the Italy FAMs hosted by Tours Specialists Inc.

Italy FAMs by Tours Specialists Inc

Agents looking to explore Italy this summer or fall can pack their bags for the Classic Italy or Italy in Depth FAMs hosted by Tours Specialists Inc. 
A King Suite inside the Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast, which will soon part of InterContinental Hotels Group's new luxury brand.

InterContinental Hotels Group Launches Luxury Brand

This week, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) launched Voco, its new upscale hotel brand, and announced its first signing in Australia.
Agents at the Travel Leaders’ EDGE Conference. (Photo courtesy of Travel Leaders Network.)

Travel Leaders Group Partners with American Express for Added Travel Benefits & Client Leads

Travel Leaders Group and American Express have partnered up to bring you a unique and valuable benefit program, offering exclusive travel offers for Gold Card members in the U.S. and opportunities for agents to expand their client network.
American Marketing Group

Enhanced Education, Programs & New Preferred Suppliers

Major news is coming out of American Marketing Group, Inc.’s (AMG) global travel agent conference, currently being held in Boca Raton, Florida.
Avoya Travel

Avoya Travel Plans for the Future

At the 11th annual Avoya Travel Conference, plans for Avoya’s future, which will be broken down into five phases through 2025, were announced.
Oyster Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten partially reopened on June 1. It's among several properties reopening in the Caribbean.

Still Recovering: Post-Hurricane Caribbean Updates

You keep coming across updates on the post-hurricane situation in the affected islands for one simple reason: The situation keeps evolving. Here's the latest on five island destinations from a Caribbean Tourism Organization news conference.
Pleasant Holidays and Journese

Pleasant Holidays Offers $4,000 Bonus for Groups

Pleasant Holidays and Journese announced their Mexico Exclusive Enhanced Group Booking Bonus featuring a bonus up to $4,000 per booking in addition to normal group commission.
Saint Lucia Tourism Club Harbor

Saint Lucia Tourism Grows, Offers Special Agent Rates

After hitting record-setting numbers in 2017, current figures show continued robust growth of Saint Lucia's tourism sector, proving that the destination is an island vacation that appeals to a wide range of travelers.
Alice Springs is one area of the Australian Outback where visitors can fly for free with the Tourism Northern Territory offer.

Fly Free to the Australian Outback

Australia's Tourism Northern Territory organization is helping U.S. travelers experience the Outback by offering free flights to the area. 
Visitors can enjoy a discounted stay at Walt Disney World on select days in June.

Disney World Welcomes Summer with Hotel Discounts

Walt Disney World is heralding in the start of summer by offering visitors special hotel deals and other extra perks on select days in June.
U by Uniworld Sell Three, Sail Free

Sell Three, Sail Free with U by Uniworld

U by Uniworld, a river cruise experience exclusively for travelers 21-45 years old, announced its first Sell Three, Sail Free promotion. 
Carnival Horizon

Debut of Carnival Horizon

Streamers flew and cameras flashed as the godmother of the new Carnival Horizon, Queen Latifah, performed the official naming ceremony for the ship in New York City.
Bauhaus building in Dessau. Germany

Germany: A European Tourism Star

Germany is seeing an upward trend in visitor numbers, and there's an array of reasons for travelers to visit this European country.
Portugal FAMs with Tours Specialists Inc travel roundtrip from Lisbon.

Portugal FAMs Departing This Year

With weekly departures available throughout the year, Tours Specialists Inc. is offering Portugal FAMs with three different itineraries for travel agents. 
Travel Impressions Asia

Travel Impressions Relaunches Asia Product

With more travelers requesting trips to destinations in Asia, Travel Impressions has recently relaunched its entire Asia portfolio to provide agents with a wider breadth of products in the area.
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Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas to Become Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts plans to convert the Mandarin Oriental on the Las Vegas Strip to the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas in August 2018.
Brendan Vacations

Brendan Vacations Unveils Enhanced Agent Portal

Brendan Vacations recently unveiled its redesigned website and enhanced travel agent portal,making it easier to find the right itinerary for every traveler.
Club Med

Club Med is Headed to the Dominican Republic—Again

Club Med is headed to the Dominican Republic (again) with the brand's second property in the DR with the opening of a new property in Miches.
Calabash Cove Resort & Spa is one of several properties offering discounts to Saint Lucia Expert graduates.

Become a Saint Lucia Expert, Enjoy Special Rates

Special agent rates for Saint Lucia Expert course graduates.
Amazing May AMResorts

AMResorts Wants Travel Agents to Have an “Amazing May”

AMResorts has launched Amazing May, a travel agent appreciation campaign filled with contests, special rates, and prizes.
Travel Impressions travel agents

Travel Impressions Shows Travel Agents Appreciation

Travel Impressions is showing love for travel agents with the Million In May promotion giving away 1,000,000 in LoyalTI First points and prizes.
Rendering of the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

Score More Commission with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Bookings

Now you can score amped-up commission rates with your bookings on this new cruising option.
Village Beach Cottages is one of several properties in Saint Lucia offering special rates during Saint Lucia Agent Month (SLAM).

Agent Rates in Saint Lucia

Special agent rates for Saint Lucia Expert course graduates.
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