Monthly Archives: July 2014

NCL Goes All-Inclusive

Inclusive Packages Available for Booking Aug. 4-29

NCL Goes All-Inclusive Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is debuting a new all-inclusive package taking the line’s signature Freestyle Cruising to a new level and providing guests yet another way to customize their cruise vacation. Representing more than $2,400 in value per stateroom, Norwegian’s all-inclusive... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

Making Dreams Come True

Making Dreams Come True According to new research released by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), 62% of global travellers said that it felt like a dream come true when redeeming points from their loyalty program all in one go. As a result, 65% of them are increasingly turning to loyalty programs to help fund their... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News

Getting To Know Guatemala

The Heart Of The Mayan World

Getting To Know Guatemala The Guatemala Tourism Institute's (INGUAT) Claudia Lorena Alvarado Castillo – along with 11 suppliers of Guatemala tourism products – were in Toronto on July 30 as part of a multi-city North American tour designed to educated the travel trade on all that the destination has to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Princess to Add New Ship to Fleet

Princess to Add New Ship to Fleet Princess Cruises has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017. The as-yet unnamed 143,000-ton vessel, which will be built at an all-in cost of approximately 600 million euros, will carry 3,560 passengers, and feature... more ›
Posted in Cruise

Softvoyage Gets Personal

New Tool Keeps The Conversation Going

Softvoyage Gets Personal Softvoyage is certainly having a busy week. The company started by unveiling TripBook -- click here to find out more – and it has now launched the Personalized Vacation Brochure. Both tools are free and available to SIREV users. The Personalized Vacation Brochure is a new communication... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Travel Agents

Cruise Holidays Enhances AgentMate

Cruise Holidays Enhances AgentMate Cruise Holidays International has introduced new enhancements to AgentMate, designed to make its agencies more efficient and more productive and agile in handling leads. Recent enhancements involve the formal roll-out of AgentMate’s new Lead Management System and updates to its existing... more ›
Posted in Cruise

APG Teams Up With Atlasjet in Canada

APG Teams Up With Atlasjet in Canada APG – Air Promotion Group, is now representing Turkey's Atlasjet in Canada. Atlasjet, known as “the airline that loves its passengers the most,” is showing its love to the travel trade throughout Canada with a new commission program that pays 5% commission on all published... more ›
Posted in Airlines

Outperforming the Competition

Softvoyage's TripBook Gives Agent Right Tool at Right Time

Outperforming the Competition Softvoyage went live this week with a new solution that will provide travel agents with the tools they need to outperform the competition. TripBook is a new post-sale tool in Sirev that agents can access via the My Bookings tab and it has been developed to allow retailers to do additional tasks... more ›
Posted in News, Technology

Keddy Introduced

Keddy Introduced Tourism Australia officially introduced Robert Keddy (r), formerly of Icelandair, to the trade last night in Toronto as its new head of commercial partnerships, The Americas. Tourism Australia teamed up with Wine Australia for the event held at a private wine cave just off of Queen... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Destinations

Time For Action

Industry, Governments Address Safety Over Conflict Zones

Time For Action In a high-level meeting in Montreal yesterday, IATA, ICAO, Airports Council International (ACI) and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) have declared their commitment to review processes for the overflight of conflict zones. The Montreal meeting, called by ICAO, comes in the... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Tourism Organizations