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Kelly Clarkson Named Godmother of Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today on Kelly Clarkson's new TV Show "The Kelly Clarkson Show" that she will serve as the godmother to its newest ship, the Norwegian Encore, which will debut in Miami this November. 
The Travel Junction

The Travel Junction Connects You to Bookable Products

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has created a new division—The Travel Junction-Connecting You—designed to service the B2B travel market. 
California Assembly Bill

California Assembly Bill (AB) 5 Amended to Include Exemption for Travel Advisors

The latest version of the California Assembly Bill (AB) 5, which was made public this past Saturday, now includes an exemption for travel advisors. 
The Bahamas

Relief Pouring in for The Islands of the Bahamas

Relief is pouring in from throughout the industry for The Islands of the Bahamas, with many opportunities for you to help the islands ravaged by Hurricane Dorian.
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The Caribbean Tourism Organization Commits to Helping Rebuild Post Dorian

While Hurricane Dorian is still battling down on the islands of the Bahamas, The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is expressing their sympathies to all those affected by this storm, and is committing to helping the islands rebuild.
Hurricane Dorian

Update on Hurricane Dorian and The Islands Of The Bahamas

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) continues to track the progress of the slow-moving Hurricane Dorian.
Warwick Paradise Island

Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas Reports No Damage from Dorian

The 250-room adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas is reporting that its 340 in-house guests including tourists and staff members are safe.
LATAM

LATAM Unveils New Business Class

LATAM Airlines Group has unveiled its new Premium Business service on board the first Boeing 777 in its fleet to feature the group’s new cabin standard.
Hurricane Dorian

Florida Braces for Hurricane Dorian, Caribbean Spared

All eyes are on Hurricane Dorian, expected to be a Cat 4 hurricane when it makes landfall on late Monday or early Tuesday morning in Florida.
islands of tahiti

The Islands of Tahiti Report an Increase in Travel from the U.S.

The Islands of Tahiti saw the largest increase in arrival numbers since 2001, reporting 143,996 visitors—a 17.6 percent increase over 2018.
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Hilton Has No Plans to Lower Travel Advisor Commissions

"Let me make it 100 percent perfectly clear that we have no intention to do anything on the travel agency side," said Chris Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Hotels & Resorts at this week's American Society of Travel Advisor's (ASTA) Global Conference.
Recession

Recession Looms, Travel Industry Remains Confident

News of the economy falling into a recession has been the talk in the media lately, however, the travel industry—both advisors and the traveler—remains confident with their projections for the next year.
asta

Ensemble Travel Group’s New Membership Deal with ASTA

Ensemble Travel Group has signed its first-ever membership deal with ASTA, making membership mandatory for all Ensemble U.S. shareholder members.
Plastic water bottles banned at SFO.

San Francisco International Airport Prohibits Sale of Water in Plastic Bottles

The sale of water in plastic bottles is now prohibited in San Francisco International Airport, the first major airport to do this.
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.
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.
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.

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Has a New Chief in Town

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has a new chief in town, chief executive officer that is.

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