Preferred Hotel Group

Preferred Hotel Group Welcomes Five New Members

In order to join Preferred Hotel Group, hotels and resorts must meet or exceed a list of quality standard criteria.
LAN Airlines

B-787 Dreamliners Scheduled for Take Off with LAN Airlines

LAN Airlines will be the first carrier in Latin America to operate Boeing 787 Dreamliners, introducing service between Los Angeles and Lima, Peru, before the end of this year.

Interjet’s Introductory Airfare to Mexico Extended Through 2013

On Aug. 2, Interjet launched its first service between New York (JFK) and Mexico City (MEX)—and the route's introductory airfare of $399 roundtrip has been extended through Jan. 31, 2013.
Cunard CompleteAir

Book Cruise + Air with Cunard CompleteAir

Gone are the days when agents had to book cruises and airfare separately. Thanks to Cunard Line’s newly launched Cunard CompleteAir program, agents are able to get immediate confirmations on coordinating air travel plus cruises.
Ethiopian Airlines

Airline Update

We’ve reached far and wide to create a thorough report on the recent goings-on in the air travel industry.
Etihad Airways

Etihad Thanks Agents with Incredible Promotions

You may remember Etihad Airways’ recent Live Free for a Year promotion, which promised a year’s worth of paid cost-of-living expenses to the travel agent with the most contest entries. Eric Hrubrant and his team sure do.

Getting to Know TRAVELSAVERS and NEST

After American Marketing Group's recent annual Travel Market Conference, we thought it would be a great time to get reacquainted with two of its flagship brands, TRAVELSAVERS and NEST, as they continue to grow.
Star Alliance

Avianca, Copa & TACA Airlines Join Star Alliance

Last month, Copa Airlines, Avianca, and TACA Airlines officially joined the Star Alliance network, providing passengers of those airlines with access to more than 1,350 destinations throughout 193 countries in the Caribbean and North, Central and South Americas.

Six Months Into USTOA’s “Year of Engagement”

Recently, editor Rick Shively conducted a phone interview with Terry Dale, president of the United States Tour Operator Association, and talked about the USTOA executive's first mid-year report.
Galapagos National Park

The Galapagos Islands Loses a Favorite Son

Everyone knows him: clients who have visited the Galapagos Islands, agents who have sold those magical Galapagos vacations, tour operators who have designed nature’s wonderland experiences in Ecuador and the Galapagos, travel writers like me who rarely left him out of a story about Las Islas Encantadas.