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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Costa Allegra being towed to the Seychelles

Costa Allegra being towed to the Seychelles Costa Cruises' Costa Allegra, crippled after an engine room fire left the ship without power, is being towed by a French fishing vessel to the main island in the Seychelles. Depending on weather conditions, it is expected to arrive late tonight or tomorrow morning. According to Costa officials,... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Going green in Rhode Island

Going green in Rhode Island Celebrating March with a green initiative, Hotel Viking and Green Envy Eco-Boutique, both in Newport, Rhode Island, have partnered to offer perks to travellers. Guests of Hotel Viking during March enjoy a 10% discount at Green Envy Eco-Boutique. And shoppers at Green Envy Eco-Boutique enjoy a... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts

Beaches brings back ‘Single Parent Fun’ months

Beaches brings back ‘Single Parent Fun’ months Beaches Resorts has announced the return of Single Parent Fun (SPF) Months, making it easy for single parents to plan a trip with their kids that combine fun for all ages with a relaxing vacation experience for mom or dad, too. Single parent families who book a minimum three-night stay at any... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts, Specials

No sponsorship, no Discover America Day

No sponsorship, no Discover America Day Will there or won't there be a Discover America Day in 2012? As of yesterday, following the Discover America Canada annual general meeting in Toronto, the answer to that question is there will not be a Discover America Day in the fall of 2012. Discover America Canada's outgoing president, Adam... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Puerto Vallarta tourism officials respond to robbery

Puerto Vallarta tourism officials respond to robbery The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has responded to the Feb. 23 robbery of 22 Carnival Cruise passengers during a walking tour near the town of "The Nogalito"on the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta. "This is an extremely rare incident that is not part of the experience our historic international tourism... more ›
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ACV launches personalized ‘Vacation Planner’

ACV launches personalized ‘Vacation Planner’ Air Canada Vacations (ACV) has launched of its very own "Vacation Planner"-- a personalized web page designed to help customers make the most of their vacation. Customers who book with ACV will be given access to a personalized link, which will contain vital tools and information such as a vacation... more ›
Posted in News, Tour Operators

Slovenia to host New Europe Travel Mart

Slovenia to host New Europe Travel Mart The second edition of the annual New Europe Travel Mart (NETM) will be held in Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana, April 25-27. New Europe is a name coined for the region between the Baltic and the Balkans. Dubrovnik, Croatia hosted the inaugural event last year. NETM is the only travel trade event with... more ›
Posted in News

Hilton expands in China

Hilton expands in China Hilton Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Hilton Dalian, its third property in China's Northeastern region. Located in Dalian's rapidly emerging and vibrant East Harbor district, the 370-room Hilton Dalian is 13 km from Dalian International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

Crystal introduces new VIP airport service

Crystal introduces new VIP airport service Crystal Cruises' guests can now sail through airports in VIP fashion, with door-to-gate porter and escort services and fast-track processes -- all part of the cruise line's new "Crystal VIP Airport Service."The personalized, 24/7 luxury service, available for purchase internationally by all Crystal... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

SeaDream set to explore the Upper-Amazon in 2013

SeaDream set to explore the Upper-Amazon in 2013 SeaDream Yacht Club is offering a unique, seven-day voyage on the Upper-Amazon River in 2013. The voyage sails from Iquitos, Peru roundtrip, March 16-23. "There are currently no other luxury vessels of SeaDream's size sailing the Upper-Amazon. In addition to it being a unique itinerary, it's ideal... more ›
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