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OASIS Agents Receive Free Sales Training Course

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The OASIS host agency reports member agents are getting a free 22-course instructional program. Here's what agents can expect from the curriculum.

OASIS Agent of Year Champions Independent Agents

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It’s all about personal service and making sure clients are getting the most for their travel dollar, says Nancy Scorby, president, Scorby Travel and Cruise.

Expedia CruiseShipCenters Explodes Travel Agent Myths

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CSC notes that there has been an increase in the home-based agent population from 31,000 in 2006 to 40,000 in 2011 (citing PhoCusWright data) and offers a rebuttal to the top 3 travel agent myths.

Early Registration for Uniglobe's 2014 Conference Closes December 31

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The host agency's conference will take place June 5-6, 2014. Here's what to expect from the event.

NACTA Wins 2013 Power Partner Award

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Special Needs Group (SNG) recognized the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) with the 2013 Power Partner Award during the third annual Special Needs at Sea Inner Circle Meeting.

Uniglobe Travel Names Clegg to Sales Post

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Clegg will assume responsibility for UTC's membership programs.

NACTA Goes Global With Host-Agency Agreement

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NACTA expects to add 500 new members over three years.

Coral Sands and CruiseShipCenters-OVC Partner

News By: George Dooley

The move will deliver technology, marketing and a strong brand identification, Coral Sands Travel reports.

NEST Expands Leisure Offers with New Suppliers

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NEST agents can increase sales and strengthen relationships with new suppliers.

Avoya Travel Offers Live Leads Via Text Message

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Clients and agents connected via text messaging to expand client service and lead generation.

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pittsburg beer museum

October 21, 2016 | News | By Newswire

Brew: The Museum of Beer recently kicked off its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign with a sold-out launch party. Here’s a look at what’s planned.


October 21, 2016 | News | By Newswire

It's chocolate in the sky this holiday season as Las Vegas' observation wheel, The High Roller, offers a new holiday chocolate tasting experiences. Learn more here.

british airways

October 21, 2016 | News | By Newswire

The new four times per week service will begin March 27, 2017. Here’s what travelers can expect.


October 21, 2016 | News

An insider's guide to the top budget hotels in Florence, including the best for frescoed interiors, rooftop bars, individually decorated bedrooms and informal vibes.

wow air

October 21, 2016 | News | By Newswire

Iceland-based low-cost airline WOW air has announced the addition of new daily flights from the U.S. West Coast to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. Learn more here.

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas

October 21, 2016 | News | By Newswire

The resort has 250 rooms on 12 floors, four dining options, two bars, a fully equipped fitness center, entertainment and activities, an onsite gift shop and a tour desk offering sightseeing options. Here's a quick preview.


October 21, 2016 | Deal

TravelBound is offering agents the opportunity to earn an extra two percent commission on specific European bookings. Learn more about the deal here.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

October 19, 2016 | Deal

Marriott International recently launched its new “Getaway Savings” program with travel deals at more than 85 hotels spanning the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America. Find out more.

norwegian epic

October 13, 2016 | Deal

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Crystal, and Norwegian are all offering special deals to American Express Travel members for voyages starting this January. Here's what you need to know.


October 12, 2016 | Deal

The deal is available on select vacations for bookings made by October 24. Here’s what you need to know.

pyramids of egypt

October 10, 2016 | Deal

Tours Specialists Inc. of Florida has announced a new nine-day Egypt itinerary, available through 2017. Learn what the new fam trip is like here.

star clippers

October 7, 2016 | Deal

Solo travelers can enjoy rates on 16-night crossings starting at $2,210. Get the details here.

A visit to the historical Amber Fort is included in Peregrine Adventures’ “Jaipur Literature Festival & Kipling’s Bundi” tour.

October 22, 2016 | Article | By Samantha Reed

India is a perennial bucket-list destination, but a boost from UNESCO is drawing interest from Millennial and luxury-minded travelers. Here are the latest developments you need to know.

A number of hotel packages include an excursion to Charlestown to visit Hamilton House at the Museum of Nevis History.

October 20, 2016 | Article | By Joe Pike

The success of Broadway mega-hit “Hamilton” is driving interest in Alexander Hamilton’s birthplace, Nevis in the Caribbean. Here’s how travel agents can capitalize on the phenomenon.

One of Hyatt Zilara’s expansive, freeform pools with swim-up bar

October 19, 2016 | Article | By Joe Pike

When Millennials are choosing their Caribbean destination, a stylish, swanky pool can go a long way in helping them make their decision. Here are some top spots to recommend.

Guests at The Venetian can learn the ins and outs of piloting a gondola and gain experience in navigating their own vessel.

October 19, 2016 | Article | By David Moseder, Samantha Reed, Matt Turner

Las Vegas’ exceptionally high repeat visitor rate (more than 83 percent over the last five years) inspires the city to keep presenting new products and experiences. Here's a look at what's new.

French Coco, in Tartane, Martinique, has 17 suites, 16 of which come with private pools.

October 18, 2016 | Article | By David Moseder

New hotels are set to welcome guests in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Find out everything you need to know.

Ruthanne Terrero, CTC Vice President–Content/Editorial Director

October 18, 2016 | Article | By Ruthanne Terrero

What travel agents do on a daily basis can be ultra-challenging but the rewards are great. It is, therefore, important to enjoy the job.

Chester, England

September 19, 2016 | News | By Maureen Jones

Maureen Jones, of All Horizons Travel in Los Altos, CA, explores the historic city of Chester, England and gets the best details of the city. Learn more about the experience here.


May 2, 2016 | News | By Richard Nahem

Are clients looking for fun day trips to chateaus or palaces they can take outside of Paris besides Versailles? Here are two of my favorites that have all the grandeur of Versailles but with much less fewer crowds.


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.


January 28, 2015 | News | 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 steeped in cinema history.

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