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November 30, 2015 | News

Sugarloaf is spending $1.5 million to make improvements after a chairlift malfunction allowed it to move in reverse last March, injuring seven skiers.

British Airways

November 30, 2015 | News

Passengers are suing British Airways. The British Airways flight caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas.

nassau, bahamas

November 30, 2015 | News | By Newswire

Fresh off of its third Green Globe re-certification, Breezes Bahamas Resort & Spa in Nassau plans to expand its green initiatives in the coming months.

sydney, australia

November 30, 2015 | News | By Newswire

Sydney, Australia is buzzing with a host of exciting new infrastructure developments, increased flight access from the U.S. and new hotels.

sydney, australia

November 30, 2015 | News | By Newswire

Qantas Airways recently announced it will increase its Dallas Fort Worth to Sydney service from six flights a week to daily, starting in April.

pandaw's new staterooms

November 30, 2015 | News | By Newswire

From new suite staterooms on Pandaw II and Mekong Pandaw to mountain bikes on all of its ships, Southeast Asia river cruise line Pandaw River Expeditions is offering a host of upgrades for 2016. Find out what's new.


December 31, 2015 | Deal

Goway is offering six Australian vacations specifically tailored for families, all including two-bedroom apartment-style accommodation with kitchen and laundry facilities, day tours and some unique experiences.

yangtze river

November 24, 2015 | Deal

Private balcony staterooms for a three- or four-night sailing between Chongqing and Yichang start at $470 per person, based on double occupancy. Get the offer details here.

Britney Spears

November 18, 2015 | Deal is now offering a new Las Vegas experience with their “It’s Britney, Bach!” bachelorette package.

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

November 17, 2015 | Deal

Beaches Resorts is now offering a group promotion for teens who celebrate a special occasion at one of the brand's Luxury Included resorts in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos.

anthem of the seas

November 13, 2015 | Deal

Royal Caribbean International is rolling out the BOGO-Getter 2016 Wave Season promotion in celebration of the arrival of its newest ship, Anthem of the Seas. Here's what's on offer.

european waterways

November 13, 2015 | Deal

The rates apply to bookings for both cabins and whole boat charters and are available for a limited time. Get the details here.

The Humidor Cigar Lounge on the Norwegian Escape might appeal to a group of cigar aficionados planning a cruise.

November 25, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

As the last quarter of the year progresses, travel agencies are dusting off and sprucing up their business and marketing plans for 2016. Here’s a look at three major new developments to help broaden your client base or draw first-time cruisers.

The Brando’s 35 deluxe villas have private beach areas, plunge pools, outdoor bathtubs and terraces.

November 25, 2015 | Article | By Ana Figueroa

The South Pacific represents a strong opportunity for travel agents. With that in mind, here’s a look at destinations, markets and trends that can help expand your Pacific sales.

A Premium Hillside Room at Anse Chastanet in St. Lucia

November 25, 2015 | Article | By Joe Pike

A new travel agent incentive program, new flights, cultural tours and more.

Ruthanne Terrero, CTC Vice president–Content/editorial director

November 18, 2015 | Article | By Ruthanne Terrero

Congratulations to this year’s “Top 25 All Stars.” Thank you for being the backbone of this glorious industry and thank you to those managers and consortia executives for recognizing the amazing work you do.


November 18, 2015 | Article | By Staff, Michelle Krol, Natalie Maneval, Susan Young

For the second edition of our annual Top 25 All Stars salute, we once again zero in on veteran agents with 10 or more years’ experience who generate at least $1,000,000 in annual sales for their agency.

Avoya Travel’s 2016 Annual Conference will take place at Club Med Sandpiper Bay.

November 15, 2015 | Article

Here are some of the latest developments on the consortia and host agency fronts.

le reminet

November 23, 2015 | News | By Richard Nahem

I’ve lived in Paris for 10 years now and have been to most of the top bistros in the guidebooks but have also dined at many neighborhood bistros where locals go. Here are some top choices to share with Millennial travelers.

paris photo

November 2, 2015 | News | By Richard Nahem

Since 1998 Paris has honored the art of photography with private and national institutions holding exhibits throughout the city. We've rounded up a list of the top shows, exhibitions, and venues.


September 28, 2015 | News | By Richard Nahem

Looking for a memorable art exhibit in Europe? We've rounded up a few you can't miss.

Joe Pike

August 27, 2015 | News | By Joe Pike

Travel Agent's Joe Pike commends the all-inclusive chain for changing company's policy to allow LGBT couples at the couples-only resorts.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa

August 20, 2015 | News | By Joe Pike

Travel Agent's Joe Pike recently returned from a one-week stay at Galley Bay Beach Resort & Spa and loved every minute of it. So did his mother.

galerie nec

August 17, 2015 | News | By Richard Nahem

The Marais area of Paris is known for having some of the top contemporary art galleries in the city, similar to Chelsea in New York. We have put together a list of galleries along with their new show openings for fall of 2015.

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