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 ›
Posted in Destinations, Tour Operators

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 ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Destinations, News

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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AirlinePros Named Royal Brunei Airlines’ GSA

AirlinePros Named Royal Brunei Airlines’ GSA AirlinePros has been appointed general sales and marketing agent (GSA) for Royal Brunei Airlines in Canada. “We are excited to represent Brunei’s national flag carrier,” commented AirlinePros Canada director Karl Müller. “Royal Brunei Airlines has a world-class product, consistently... 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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Club Med’s Turkoise Now A ‘4 Trident’ Resort

Club Med’s Turkoise Now A ‘4 Trident’ Resort Club Med reports the transition of its fan-favourite Club Med Turkoise resort from a “3 Trident” resort to a “4 Trident” resort, starting May 1. By earning its fourth Trident – the company’s star rating system – Club Med Turkoise celebrates the enhancement of its guest... 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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Karisma Invites Agents to Shine Bright And Win

Karisma Invites Agents to Shine Bright And Win Karisma Hotels & Resorts has launched a “Frost Yourself Campaign,” an initiative incentivizing the travel agent community to win Tiffany & Co diamonds each month throughout 2018. Each month beginning Feb. 22, Karisma’s signature What’s New online seminar will randomly select... more ›
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Scenic Group Purchases Mayflower Tours

Scenic Group Purchases Mayflower Tours   Scenic Group continues its growth in the North American market with the purchase of Mayflower Tours. According to officials, both companies share similar histories, albeit on two different continents. Scenic began as a luxury tour operator in 1986, adding luxury river cruises in... more ›
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