Agents' Choice 2018


Lively Lisbon

Portugal’s Capital Of Cool

Lively Lisbon In the wise words of our local guide Bruno Jorge, the best way to experience Alfama — one of the only neighbourhoods in Lisbon to withstand the earthquake, fire and tsunami of 1755 — is to get lost strolling through its picturesque streets, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this... more ›
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Contiki Sounds

Limited Edition Trips to Reading Festival Launched

Contiki Sounds Contiki has launched two new “Sounds” trips as part of its Limited Edition series. The two adventures were designed in partnership with one of the world’s largest summer music festivals, Reading Festival, and will offer clients a VIP festival experience. The two limited time... more ›
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L.A. Insider Specialist Program Launched

L.A. Insider Specialist Program Launched Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) has launched “L.A. Insider,” a new online training tool for travel agents. The mobile and tablet-friendly program is the first of its kind for L.A. Tourism. It has been designed to help the travel trade better sell the city and... more ›
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Cayman Tourism Numbers Remain Strong

Cayman Tourism Numbers Remain Strong Following 2017’s record-breaking year for air and cruise arrivals into the Cayman Islands, arrivals for 2018 are off to a record-breaking start. A total of 39,185 stay-over visitors were recorded for the month of January, an increase of 23.87% over 2017 and the best January in recorded... more ›
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Fascination Resumes Year-Round San Juan Service

Fascination Resumes Year-Round San Juan Service Carnival Fascination has resumed its year-round schedule of seven-day southern Caribbean departures from San Juan, following an extensive multi-million-dollar dry dock that added a variety of popular food and beverage concepts. On its San Juan-based program, Fascination departs every Sunday... more ›
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Record Year For Canada

Canada Welcomes Record-Breaking 20.8 Million Tourists

Record Year For Canada Canada welcomed a record-breaking 20.8 million tourists in 2017, the highest ever in Canadian history. The preliminary data, released this week by Statistics Canada, shows that Canada has surpassed the previous record set in 2002, by almost a million. “Today's results are yet another... more ›
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On The Run in Nepal

On The Run in Nepal Khadga Bikram Shah is inviting energetic sorts to participate in an up, up and away experience. Bikram Shah, with the Nepal Tourism Board's Kathmandu office, says Nepal – known for its trekking and mountaineering opportunities – is diversifying its vacation experiences, offering more... more ›
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UNWTO Working With Africa

UNWTO Working With Africa In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for the Strengthening of the National Tourism Statistical System of Nigeria and the Development of a Tourism Satellite Account. UNWTO... more ›
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Dominica Poised To Get 120 New Luxury Rooms

Anichi Resort and Spa Breaks Ground

Dominica Poised To Get 120 New Luxury Rooms Principals of the Anichi Resort and Spa recently hosted Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and members of his Cabinet in a ground breaking ceremony for a new 120-room property being built in the northern town of Portsmouth. The boutique property will be operated by Trust Hospitality... more ›
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Cox Picked As New CSHAE President

Cox Picked As New CSHAE President Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) for the next two years. Cox, who unexpectedly took the top job early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, received a full two-year mandate at the association's annual... more ›
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