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blank The Top Travel Stories of 2014: Cruise
January 12, 2015 opinion

From soaring cruise sales to major industry acquisitions, 2014 was a big year for cruise lines. Here's our look at the top trends to keep in mind as 2015 gets rolling.

blank What Should Cruise Agents Do to Increase Revenue in 2015?
November 24, 2014 Exclusive

With just a little over a month to go before 2015 dawns, asked travel industry experts what actions agents might take in the new year to increase their cruise sales. For many experts we spoke with, success is all about the basics.

blank CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. Launch Video Library of “Vlogs”
November 17, 2014

CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. have launched a new video asset library of 26 videos with 35 more slated to go up by year's end. These "vlogs," as they're called, are blogs that consist primarily of video content.

blank How to Sell Alaska
November 5, 2014

Recently Travel Agent got a chance to attend a press trip to Alaska as the state's tourism climbed to record heights following the Great Recession. All week we'll be running a special report on selling the state, from top sales tips and trends to what's new for the upcoming winter season. Here we...

blank Top Legal Considerations for Independent Contractors
September 1, 2014

A leading attorney cites the main considerations agents operating as independent contractors and the agencies that work with them should keep in mind.

blank Reuters Says Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Wants to Buy Regent/Oceania
September 1, 2014 Breaking News

The international news service Reuters says its sources are reporting that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH), parent of Norwegian Cruise Line, is in serious negotiations to buy Prestige Cruise Holdings, parent firm of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

blank Five Ways Travel Apps Can Help Your Business
August 5, 2014

The average customer downloads 25 apps to their smart phone, according to and many of the best are geared towards travelers: GlobeTipping, for example, helps vacationers navigate cash questions in countries ranging from France to Japan; PackingPro provides suitcase-worthy lists and...

blank Travel Leaders Posts 31 Percent Jump in New Business Travel Accounts
August 1, 2014

Business is booming at Travel Leaders, which gained nearly $75 million in new business travel accounts during the first six months of 2014. That's a year-over-year increase of almost 31 percent.

blank Protravel & Tzell Launch NEXT to Recruit and Retain Young Advisors
July 31, 2014

Protravel International and Tzell Travel Group launched NEXT, a new initiative to help recruit, re-educate and retain young travel professionals. Training sessions begin this fall.

blank Carnival Corp. Orders One New Ship for Princess Cruises
July 31, 2014

Carnival Corporation ordered one new ship for Princess Cruises. It's a sister vessel to Royal Princess and Regal Princess, with delivery slated for 2017. That's the only new ship delivery anticipated for all Carnival Corp. brands that year. Analyst Robin Farley and others provide insight.