DIRECT BOOKINGS RISE, BUT CRUISE EXECS STILL WANT TRAVEL ADVISORS' BUSINESS

It's travel advisors who tend to bring in the premium bookings. And as cruise execs often say, an advisor can help put the right person...

GETTING CLIENTS TO SAY 'I DO' TO YOU

Specializing in destination weddings and honeymoons is a good way to create longtime clients.

 
 
 

TV TRAVEL HOSTS FIND WAYS TO CONNECT WITH VIEWERS BEYOND THE LIVING ROOM

Their partnerships run deep, benefiting everyone from travel advisors to suppliers to on-the-ground hospitality workers.

SCENIC'S COMMISSION MISSION

The company's Advance Commission Program is welcome news for the trade, which found over the last two-and-a-half years just how broken...

 
 
 

CARNIVAL AND PRINCESS WILL DROP VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

The cruise lines also ended precruise testing for vaccinated guests on most sailings.

LONGTIME CRUISE PLANNERS EXECUTIVE VICKY GARCIA DIES

Garcia's career in the travel industry began as a cruise line reservations agent, rising to leadership positions at Royal Caribbean...

 
 
 

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK HOTEL WILL PART WAYS WITH MARRIOTT

The Protea Hotel Kruger Gate in South Africa announced plans to operate independently as the Kruger Gate Hotel starting Sept. 1.

W HOTELS OPENS ITS FIRST PROPERTY IN GREECE

The W Escape in the Costa Navarino resort area features a bioclimatic design with an emphasis on sustainability.

 
 
 

SHOWSTOPPERS ABOUND ON THE DISNEY WISH

World-class shows have always been one of Disney Cruise Line's greatest strengths, but with the recent debut of the Disney Wish, the...

ASTA'S EBEN PECK ON MAKING ADVISORS RESPONSIBLE FOR AIRLINE REFUNDS

While ASTA supports the DOT's proposed regulations that would expand consumer rights to refunds, Peck discusses the organization's...

 
 
 

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES PROPOSE SWEEPING CHANGES FOR AIRLINES

Recent proposals could lead to new protections for airline customers on issues ranging from refunds to seat sizes and seating policies.

UNPRETENTIOUS PAMPERING ON SEABOURN ENCORE MED CRUISE

Ramsey Qubein writes: "While the ship is every bit as elegant and refined as I imagined, the onboard atmosphere exudes more of a casual...

 
 
 

PRIVACY AND PERSONAL SERVICE ARE HALLMARKS OF ANI VILLA RESORTS

The luxury hospitality company offers groups exclusive use of its four resorts in the Caribbean and southern Asia.

THE THREE RS FOR THRIVING DURING A RECESSION

A glass half full approach to marketing may seem counterintuitive in travel these days, says the Shipyard's Dave Mering. But it's probably...

 
 
 

AMERICAN EXPRESS GBT: Q2 TRANSACTIONS WERE 69% OF 2019 LEVEL

The transaction recovery marked an improvement of 22 percentage points from the first quarter.

UNITED AIRLINES IS LAUNCHING NEW RFP TOOL FOR CORPORATE CUSTOMERS

The airline said the tool enables greater customization, enabling corporate clients to build more than just volume discounts into an...

 
 
 

THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS TESTING ONLINE PASSPORT RENEWAL

The department is offering the service to the first 25,000 applicants who apply this month.

HISTORICAL LAKEFRONT HOTEL WILL BECOME ROSEWOOD'S SECOND IN AUSTRIA

The Hotel Schloss Fuschl, operating in a 15th century castle near Salzburg, had been part of Marriott's Luxury Collection soft brand.

 
 
 

MY GDS WAS HACKED. WHAT DO I DO NOW?

You have to notify ARC and file a report with the local police. You should also void and refund the tickets so they cannot be used...

PROPOSED GERMAN TAX MYSTIFIES AND ANGERS TOUR OPERATORS

Industry leaders say that a VAT on foreign sales of Germany vacations could wreak "unprecedented havoc."

 
 
 



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