The U.S. Department of State has changed the way it will communicate with U.S. citizens abroad with the launch of Travel Advisories and Alerts to replace the previously used Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, Emergency Messages and Security Messages.
Wedding bells are ringing aboard Carnival Cruise Line, and agents who book their clients' nuptials during Carnival's Wave Season will now receive increased commissions.
In a world that increasingly turns to social media for information, Apple Vacations is helping travel agents stand out on these platforms with its expanded offering of social media resources, including ready-to-use digital content and tools.
Travel Impressions is starting 2018 with exclusive savings and other offers for agents booking groups at select IBEROSTAR properties in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.
After what was a competitive marketing process, the Carton House Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, long considered a landmark Irish property, has been sold to the Belmullet Hospitality Group.
Princess Cruises' fourth Royal-class ship, Sky Princess is scheduled to launch on its inaugural season in October 2019.
GOGO Vacations is ending 2017 with its highest incentive to date: a singular prize of $10,000 awarded to one (very) lucky agent.
The adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas is enticing agents to book their clients at the Nassau property with increased commissions in effect now through all of 2018.
Launched in February 2017, The Travel Corporation's TTC Agent Academy is expanding with the addition of a new online course.
For the first time ever, Exodus Travels has launched its own online agent training platform: the Exodus Expert Program.
Advances in Travel Impressions' technology, agent education, and customer care were not the only topics at the company's recent Best of the Best meeting. Another change has been the expansion of destinations and experiences, such as single- and multi-day tours, available to agents.
Executives from several hotel companies offered presentations about their agent incentives during the Travel Impressions Best of the Best meeting. One of the most interesting of many of them was from someone who doesn't represent a hotel company at all: Steve Lassman, v.p. and general manager at Villas of Distinction.
Insight Vacations is hitting the road and visiting several cities around the U.S. to host its learn and earn series helping agents discover how they can earn big by selling with Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold journeys.
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts launched iberostarpro.com—a new online booking engine for travel agents—and for a limited time is offering higher commissions on new bookings.
Agents looking to become experts on the offerings of the American Queen Steamboat Company can now do so through the Steam Boat Academy, an online travel agent certification program.
Windstar Cruises president John Delaney wants to help promote Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean after its recent hit with the hurricanes earlier this year.
Pleasant Holidays will end the year on a high note with a portfolio-wide Mexico Vacation Sale going on now through Jan. 31, 2018.
The U.S. State Department announced the specific restrictions Americans will now face when traveling to Cuba, but they are not as prohibitive as tour operators and cruise lines once feared.
Apple Leisure Group (ALG) subsidiary AMResorts has announced that the company will bring two of its luxury, all-inclusive resort brands to St.Lucia, marking the company's entry into the island and the expansion of ALG's resort management portfolio to nine countries.
Carnival Cruise Line has redesigned goccl.com, the company's travel agent online resource, after an extensive process of collecting feedback from travel agents on how to improve the website.
The Linblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet is set to expand in 2020 with the launching of a new polar vessel.
The holidays are starting early at the all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay with the property now offering discounts for stays between Dec. 23, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2018.
New functionality adds automatic rewards tracking.
Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, have announced the beginning of their Travel Advisor Appreciation Month: 30 Days of Thanks, which will bring special award incentives to its top sellers.
Travel Impressions has teamed up with Softrip Travel Solutions, a provider of technology solutions for tour and group operators, in an effort to create advanced technology customized to improve Travel Impressions' handling of agents' group business.
AmaWaterways is encouraging its guests to stay healthy while on board its ships through the Wellness Program, which will expand to six ships in 2018.
With many left wondering about the status of tourism in the Caribbean after hurricanes impacted the area, the Anguilla Tourist Board has launched a special landing page on its website to keep everyone up to date on how the island is recovering.
As snow birds and sun seekers flock to South Florida in search of a warm getaway, several Miami Beach hotels are welcoming guests with discounts and additional perks now through the end of the year.
For clients looking to escape to the Caribbean this winter, Delta, will soon offer direct flights to the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis from two of its biggest hubs.
Joining the list of travel shows and forums regularly taking place in Germany, the nation's capital city is set to debut its latest event— Berlin Travel Festival—on March 9-11, 2018.