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bmi regional

April 1, 2015 | News | By Newswire

The British airline bmi regional has permanently stationed two Embraer 145 aircraft in Munich and will launch new services to three European... more >>

Left to right: Rich Cortese, senior vice president Caribbean operations and development, Aimbridge Hospitality; Honorable Dr. Ke

April 1, 2015 | News | By Newswire

Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of two Jamaican properties to its Curio - A Collection by Hilton brand of boutique hotels. Get the details... more >>

The Seven-Bedroom, Eight-Bathroom ‘Contessa’ Villa In Miami, Florida

April 1, 2015 | News | By Newswire

The Villas Experience by Travel Impressions has announced the addition of more than 16 luxury villa rental properties in Miami, Florida. Here's a... more >>

National Parks

April 1, 2015 | News

Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer. After a six-year moratorium, the federal... more >>

Grand Velas Nayarit Pool // Photo by Grand Velas Puerto Vallarta via flickr

April 1, 2015 | News | By Newswire

Many destination resorts in Riviera Nayarit are offering new vacation packages this spring season. Get the details here. more >>

don kennedy

April 1, 2015 | News | By Newswire

Kennedy will oversee new member growth and retention in the U.S. and Canada. more >>


December 31, 2015 | Deal

Goway is offering six Australian vacations specifically tailored for families, all including two-bedroom apartment-style accommodation with kitchen... more >>


March 31, 2015 | Deal

Savings of up to $150 on Close-to-Home Biking Tours will be offered on bookings made before April 2. more >>

Holland America

March 31, 2015 | Deal

The cruise operator is offering discounts on select 2015-2016 cruises, dining packages and shore excursions. more >>

Sydney harbor

March 26, 2015 | Deal

Agents attending the luxury and experiential travel conference this year can participate in a pre- or post-event familiarisation trip. more >>

golf course

March 25, 2015 | Deal

The Riviera Cancun Golf Club and Royal Hideaway Playacar have partnered to offer a new "Complimentary Golf Package." Here's how the offer works. more >>


March 24, 2015 | Deal

Travel Impressions has doubled its commission on Dedicated Vacation Flights to Cancun, Cozumel and Punta Cana from Baltimore Washington International... more >>

Balcony stateroom on the MSC Divina, host ship of the “Holistic Holiday at Sea” cruise sailing round-trip from Miami on March 14

November 9, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

As the year winds down, it’s a great time to take stock of cruise sales. Why not promote a group theme cruise or special-themed option offered by a... more >>

Suites at Amandayan in Lijiang, China, are grouped within a series of courtyards.

March 26, 2015 | Article

Several top brands have opened properties in key markets in recent months. Here's a look at what should be on your radar. more >>

Ruthanne Terrero, Vice President—Content/Editorial Director

March 25, 2015 | Article | By Ruthanne Terrero

With the summer booking season upon us, here’s what you can do to make sure your clients’ family vacations are a breeze. more >>

John McMahon

March 25, 2015 | Article | By John McMahon

A hotel that endeavors to accommodate all types of guests rather than specialize and cater to a specific audience will have the vacancy light on for... more >>

The Esther Williams Swimming Pool at the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island is named for the actress whose 1947 movie

March 24, 2015 | Article | By David Moseder, Susan Young, Mary Winston Nicklin, Joe Pike, Ana Figueroa, Natalie Maneval, Adam Leposa

Spring is here, which means families should be coming through your door any day now to talk to you about their summer vacations. From new places to... more >>

The world’s largest violin intrigues passengers of Holland America Line’s Maasdam as they explore Sydney, Nova Scotia.

March 19, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

Canada and New England cruises visit well-known places, but also small gems. Here's a roundup to share with your clients. more >>

the peninsula paris

March 23, 2015 | Blog | By Richard Nahem

Making its grand entrance into the crowded European luxury market, Peninsula Hotels has recently opened The Peninsula Paris. Our Paris blogger takes... more >>


February 25, 2015 | Blog | By Richard Nahem

Spring 2015 is shaping up to be a prolific and busy cultural season in Paris. Our Paris blogger has a hand-picked list of some of the top events. more >>


January 28, 2015 | Blog | By Richard Nahem

Our Paris blogger recently got to tour Fouquet's Barriere Hotel, the five-star hotel in France privately held by a French family and home to a café... more >>


December 16, 2014 | Blog | By Richard Nahem

Paris is all aglow for the Christmas holidays. Our Paris blogger breaks down his top picks for what to see and do this festive season. more >>


November 21, 2014 | Blog | By Richard Nahem

Bustronome is a custom-built bus that serves multi-course gourmet lunches and dinners while touring the highlights of Paris. Our Paris blogger checks... more >>


November 19, 2014 | Blog | By Jena Tesse Fox

Recently I got a chance to visit the newly renovated and renamed Delano Las Vegas, where I got to swing by the brand new Bathhouse spa. And even in a... more >>

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