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Silver Airways

February 5, 2016 | News | By Newswire

Silver Airways will be further expanding its Bahamian network this spring by resuming nonstop service to Nassau, Bahamas, in May.

Carilis Felipe

February 5, 2016 | News | By Newswire

All Inclusive Collection recently appointed Carilis Felipe to the position of director of weddings, North America. Learn more about her new responsibilities.

Crystal Cruises Event

February 5, 2016 | News | By Natalie Maneval

Travel Agent attended an event for Crystal Cruises at Ink48 Hotel in New York City last night. During the evening we spoke one-on-one with Edie Rodriguez, the CEO and president of Crystal Cruises, about the latest developments in the Crystal brand.

Four Seasons Maui

February 5, 2016 | News | By Newswire

To commemorate Four Seasons Resort Maui's 25th anniversary, the hotel will bury a time capsule, slated to be opened in 2041. Here's a look at what's planned.


February 5, 2016 | News | By Newswire

Mexico’s Ministry of Health and other officials met with tour operators from the U.S and Canada this week to discuss the Zika virus. Here's the latest.

amtrak pet program

February 5, 2016 | News | By Newswire

Travelers can now ride with their small pets on many eastern corridor trains and most long distance trains starting February 16. Here's the full breakdown.

msc divina

February 5, 2016 | Deal

Throughout the entire month of February, MSC Cruises will be giving away a prize a day for bookings made on any MSC ship. Here's how to enter.


February 3, 2016 | Deal

The Super Sale includes reduced hotel rates, every fifth night free and a free three-day Hertz car rental at participating resorts on Oahu and Maui.


February 3, 2016 | Deal

The buy one get one (BOGO) special on Fathom sailings to the Dominican Republic gives the first and second travelers a discount of 50 percent off per person. Here's a look at the deal.

carnival ecstasy

February 2, 2016 | Deal

Carnival Cruise Line is waiving initial deposits on group sailings and offering enhancements to its free cruise berth program for travel agents. Find out more.

emerald waterways

January 27, 2016 | Deal

Guests can also enjoy additional savings between $250 and $500 dollars. Here's how to book.


January 25, 2016 | Deal

Keytours Vacations has expanded its personalized travel experiences in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is offering savings.

Morro Castle (fortress) in Havana

February 5, 2016 | Article | By Joe Pike

Is it better to get to Cuba before the American masses arrive, or is it smarter to wait for Cuba to become further prepared for the influx of U.S. tourists it is bound to get? We break down everything you need to know.

The Bela Vista Hotel is perched on a bluff rising above the Praia de Rocha.

February 1, 2016 | Article | By Richard Nahem

After much research we concluded the Algarve had the highest temperatures for Europe in October. Here’s a first-hand look at two distinctive hotels and a Michelin two-star restaurant in the destination.

El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma is an adults-only Riviera Maya beachfront property with 192 swim-up and infinity suites.

January 27, 2016 | Article | By David Moseder

Following Sandals' big announcement regarding the company's first resort in Mexico, we're breaking down the latest from AMResorts, Breezes, Club Med, Karisma and Sandals. Find out more.

Villa suites at one-year-old Casa Naga in Panama offer Pacific Ocean views and infinity-edge pools among other luxury amenities.

January 26, 2016 | Article | By Ana Figueroa, David Moseder, Joe Pike

Expert travel agents offer advice on tapping this rapidly growing market while we sample some top villa products. Find out more here.

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande is Palace Resorts’ first property outside of Mexico.

January 11, 2016 | Article | By Joe Pike

Caribbean specialists looking to start the year off on a hot note could find some potential selling points in this latest batch of hot Caribbean news. Here's the latest.

A double-bedded Story Tower room at SLS Las Vegas

January 11, 2016 | Article | By David Moseder

Las Vegas is ringing in the New Year with new luxury digs, a new brand identity for one of its newer hotels, the debut of another gourmet restaurant, plenty of pool action and a hot new fun attraction waiting in the wings. Find out what you need to know.

ducasse chocolate

January 21, 2016 | News | By Richard Nahem

A former New York chocolatier living in Paris shares his top picks for where to get sweet treats.

Jacques Genin

December 11, 2015 | News | By Richard Nahem

Paris is one of the great shopping destinations in the world, and even die-hard, seasoned shopaholics can’t get enough retail therapy. We break down where to get the best deals.

jumby bay

December 2, 2015 | News | By Lindsey Epperly

Recently Lindsey Epperly, owner of Epperly Travel and 30Under30 class of 2010 alum, visited Jumby Bay, a Rosewood resort in Antigua. Here's her firsthand report.

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.

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