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The Best of Budapest
November 1, 2007

An observation from a recent visit: Along the Danube River, mixing well among the locals enjoying the specially commissioned music, events and markets, Americans are roaming the streets, taking in the Parliament, shopping in the city's newly established fashion district and eating at Gerbeaud...more >>

The Advantages of Budapest in Winter
November 1, 2007

Winter in Budapest, though chilly, offers great bargains. The Hungarian National Tourist Office (www.hungary.com) is running its second Budapest Winter Invasion promotion (www.budapestwinterinvasion.com) through March. Book clients for three nights at any of the 60 or so five-, four- or three-star...more >>

Custom-Made Vacations 101
October 1, 2007

With more and more travelers demanding authentic experiences on vacation and more and more tour operators increasing the amount of leisure time on escorted tours, it's now easier than ever to create a fully customized tour for a client, or simply set up something special on a packaged tour....more >>

Vacation Your Way
October 1, 2007

It's likely you've seen Norwegian Cruise Line's latest commercial proclaiming the difference between it and other cruise lines that "tell you when to relax, when to play and when to eat." Well, cruise lines aren't the only ones going "freestyle" - over the...more >>

What to Do In the Riviera
October 1, 2007

The French Riviera may be known for its glamour, but that doesn't mean such a sale is limited to just your high-end clients. Here are some tour operator products that offer something for everyone.

Relax in the Riviera
October 1, 2007

Nothing says glamour like the French Riviera. Since the 18th century, this stretch of land along the Mediterranean coast has served as a favorite vacation spot for the likes of both the renowned American author F. Scott Fitzgerald and modern-day celebrity super couple David and Victoria Beckham.

US Airways Completes Merger
September 28, 2007

It's been almost exactly two years since US Airways bought America West and, as of Wednesday, the two airlines officially completed their merger, having been granted one operating certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Delta Introduces Redesigned Route Plan
September 27, 2007

Next summer, Delta Air Lines will introduce a redesigned schedule at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, which the carrier claims will accommodate growing customer demand and will reduce airport congestion and delays.

TUI Buys Luxury Adventure Company
September 27, 2007

TUI Travel has acquired Starquest Expeditions, a Seattle-based luxury travel adventure company that predominantly offers tours by private jet at an average ticket price of around $50,000 per passenger.

More Airlines Take to China's Skies
September 27, 2007

Following Tuesday's announcement that federal officials awarded Delta Air Lines and United Airlines with the first rights to launch nonstop services between the U.S. and China, American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines on Wednesday all announced, they too, had received...more >>