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ski.com

Ski.com Joins Virtuoso

Ski.com, North America’s largest provider of ski vacations, has been accepted into Virtuoso’s portfolio of luxury travel partners.
accommodation fee

Saint Lucia to Charge Accommodation Fee Starting this Year

The Saint Lucia Government will be introducing a tourist accommodation fee to be used for destination marketing and development. 
travel protection plan

Pleasant Holidays Launches New Travel Protection Plan

Pleasant Holidays has launched a new travel protection plan, plus 100 percent commission protection.
european destinations

Americans Choosing European Destinations + Iceland Drops

According to a survey by Allianz Global Assistance, Americans are continuing to choose London, Paris and Rome as their preferred European holiday destinations.
carnival

Carnival Glory and Carnival Legend Collide

Two Carnival Cruise Line ships—Carnival Glory and Carnival Legend— collided today in Cozumel, Mexico. 
heading to mexico

Alert for Travelers Heading to Mexico

Travelers heading to Mexico should not worry about their safety despite the U.S. State Department issuing a new alert asking American holiday travelers to exercise increased caution due to heightened levels of crime in Mexico.
CLIA

CLIA’s 2020 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook is Here

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2020 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report.
port of quebec

Port of Quebec’s Terminal Expansion

The Port of Quebec concluded another successful cruise season with 236,715 cruise passengers visiting from 148 ships calling worldwide; and has plans to expand its terminal to accommodate more passengers.
apple leisure group

Protect Your Client’s Vacation Plans with Apple Leisure Group’s New Travel Protection Plus

Apple Leisure Group Vacations has introduced Travel Protection Plus, a new plan that provides Commission Protection along with a host of benefits.
Cruise planners

Cruise Planners Rolls Out the Bling

Cruise Planners rolled out the bling at this year’s annual conference with a plethora of new offerings to the crowd of travel advisors.
Readers' Choice Award

Recommend Announces 2019 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Recommend celebrates excellence in the travel industry.
traveling to Dominican republic

Americans Traveling to the Dominican Republic Rises

After various reported deaths in the Dominican Republic, travel numbers dropped for the destination. But, it looks like things have taken a turn for the better as Americans are traveling to the Dominican Republic once again.
emergency travel assistance

Flight Centre & Allianz Partner to Deliver 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance

Flight Centre Travel Group and Allianz Global Assistance have announced a partnership to deliver travel protection and 24/7 emergency travel assistance to Flight Centre’s Canadian and U.S. travelers.
villas of distinction

Villas of Distinction to Sell Luxury Villas at Las Vegas Resorts

Villas of Distinction, the luxury villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, announced today that it now has rights to sell luxury villas at the famed Caesars Palace Las Vegas and Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace. 
California

California Tourism Open for Business

Visit California has sent out an update stating that California’s tourism industry remains largely unscathed from wildfires that broke out recently.
California fires.

Fire Rages Across California

California fire continues to devastate the state.
chile

Tourism in Chile is Operating as Normal

If you currently have clients traveling to the country, you can reassure them that the tourism is currently operating as normal.
Sabrina Cendral promoted to senior VP of marketing and sales for Club Med.

Club Med Appoints Sabrina Cendral Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales

Sabrina Cendral has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and sales of Club Med.
Dominican Republic hotel

Dominican Republic Tourists Died of Natural Causes, Says the FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released toxicology reports and has ruled the American tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic in May were not caused by poisoned alcohol. This ruling backs up the assertion of local authorities that the deaths were from natural causes.
new tools

Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.’s New Tools for Advisors

Attendees at the Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. 2019 National Conference aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas learned about all the new tools being offered to advisors.

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