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niagara falls

April 18, 2014 | News

Battle re-enactments, tours, exhibits and other events are set for this year's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. more >>

family bicycling vacation

April 18, 2014 | News

The French government recently unveiled a 443km cycle route between Paris and Mont Saint-Michel (, much of it on traffic-free cycle... more >>

travel stats

April 18, 2014 | News

Looking for a buzzworthy destination to recommend your clients? Kayak has released its list of Trending Destinations for Summer 2014, which ranks... more >>


April 18, 2014 | News | By Newswire

Carnival Sunshine is kicking off a year-round schedule of five- to eight-day voyages visiting destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and... more >>

Adam Stewart

April 18, 2014 | News | By Newswire

The next generation of Caribbean tourism leaders are about to get some inspiration from the CEO of Sandals Resorts International during Caribbean... more >>

royal family in new zealand

April 18, 2014 | News

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have departed New Zealand after their nine-day royal visit, but royal fans can follow in their footsteps for a... more >>

marriott los angeles la live

April 18, 2014 | Deal

Spring savings live on at Marriott resorts in a variety of destinations, where clients enjoy up to 20 percent off at 32 hotels. more >>


April 18, 2014 | Deal

Tours Specialists is offering a fam trip to Spain departing May 31, June 14 and July 5. Other dates are also available. more >>


April 18, 2014 | Deal

Tours Specialists is offering a fam trip to Sicily departing May 31, June 14 and July 12. Other departure dates are also available. more >>

lisbon portugal

April 18, 2014 | Deal

Tours Specialists is offering a summer fam trip to Portugal, departing June 5 and 26 and July 17. Other dates are also available. more >>

le meridien bora bora

April 16, 2014 | Deal

Take a look at these three deals for overwater bungalows and Beach Villas at the Le Méridien Bora Bora. more >>


April 15, 2014 | Deal

Auto Europe reports it is offering savings for long-term rentals, 21 days or longer, with their Buy Back Program featuring a large selection of... more >>

Mondrian London will soon open in an iconic location on the Thames’ South Bank.

April 7, 2014 | Article | By Mary Winston Nicklin

Here’s a primer on hot property openings in the next few months. more >>

Iberostar Playa Mita is the 10th resort of the brand in Mexico

April 7, 2014 | Article | By Meagan Drillinger

The Iberostar Playa Mita in Riviera Nayarit is the company’s first foray into rich Pacific Mexico. Travel Agent was on location in December for the... more >>

The High Roller at The Linq is reportedly the tallest observation wheel in the world.

April 7, 2014 | Article | By Jena Tesse Fox

Fresh hotels and a new entertainment district will grace Las Vegas soon. Here are several notable offerings to consider for your clients. more >>

Water Island

April 7, 2014 | Article | By Joe Pike

The island, considered the fourth official island of the destination, is planning on putting up its first hotel since 1989. Read about this as well... more >>

Lenore Miller, seen here with daughter Heidi Windmiller in Europe

April 7, 2014 | Article | By Susan Young

Clients who’ve taken a river cruise understand the benefits and value, but how do agents entice the “rookies” to sail? Here are top tips and... more >>

National Geographic Orion Inaugurated in New Zealand

April 7, 2014 | Article

The newest ship in the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet was formally inaugurated in Auckland, New Zealand. more >>

van gogh exhibition

March 20, 2014 | Blog | By Richard Nahem

Spring 2014 is shaping up to be a blockbuster for exhilarating museum exhibitions. Our Paris blogger hits the highlights. more >>

shangri-la paris

February 18, 2014 | Blog | By Richard Nahem

The Shangri-La Paris, which opened in 2011, is richly steeped in history. Our Paris blogger offers an overview of the hotel's story, as well as a... more >>


January 16, 2014 | Blog | By Richard Nahem

A new crop of intimate cocktail bars and lounges has opened in Paris in the last 12 months. Our Paris blogger rounds up his favorites. more >>

galerie lafayette

December 18, 2013 | Blog | By Richard Nahem

Our Paris blogger checks out the top holiday shops and activities in the City of Lights. more >>


December 3, 2013 | Blog | By Meagan Drillinger

Meagan Drillinger visits Thailand and talks the little things that make luxury magic. more >>


November 25, 2013 | Blog | By Richard Nahem

Paris has been a center for photography for about as long as the artform has existed. Here are just a few top picks for seeing the work of great... more >>

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