Travel Leaders Network Ready For NCL’s NCFs

Travel Leaders Network is taking steps to ensure that its North American members will qualify for a new Norwegian Cruise Line initiative that will pay travel advisors a commission on non-commissionable fares (NCFs). NCL recently announced that as part of a strong commitment to its travel advisor partners, it will offer them compensation on NCFs […]

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ForwardKeys Tracks Top Destinations In 2022

ForwardKeys has revealed the performance of top global destinations of 2022 in an extensive review of the year. The Dominican Republic tops the destination list, while Antalya in Turkey led the city list. According to the latest available air ticketing data (combining arrivals up to Oct. 18 with bookings to the end of the year), […]

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WestJet Apologizes For System-Wide Outage

Following a system-wide outage that WestJet experienced this past weekend, the carrier’s EVP and chief operating officer, Diederik Pen sent a message to the airline’s guests. Pen wrote: “On Saturday November 5, WestJet experienced a system-wide outage that impacted operations across our network due to a cooling issue in our primary data centre. Upon learning […]

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A Fitting Honour – TravelPress

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) Executive Chairman Adam Stewart was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree at the 2022 graduation ceremony of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus on Nov. 5 in Jamaica in recognition of his work as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. An ardent champion of possibility in […]

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Travelport Joins Travalyst – TravelPress

Travelport has joined Travalyst as part of its commitment to driving sustainability forward in travel retailing. It will also implement the Travalyst data methodology and will build capabilities in the Travelport+ platform to help its travel management company (TMC) and agency customers accelerate sustainable travel by providing them the tools to effectively sell the most […]

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Get Closer To Nature In Costa Rica With Collette

Travellers on Collette’s 13-day, 12-night small group tour, Costa Rica: A World of Nature, will be immersed in natural surroundings throughout the journey. The popular tour features two nights at a remote resort in the heart of Tortuguero National Park. As travellers encounter this beautiful destination, they’ll give back to preservation efforts at a sea turtle research […]

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Douglas Takes On New Role At The BTA

The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) has named Jamari Douglas as Vice President, Marketing, PR and Communications. In this newly created role, Douglas will lead the BTA’s efforts in promoting Bermuda as a world-class and welcoming destination for all. BTA Interim CEO, Tracy Berkeley said: “We feel extremely fortunate to have Jamari back with us at the Bermuda […]

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Aligning Destination Management, Wellness At WTM

During a WTM London Insight session, the audience heard that tourist destinations can learn from the wellness industry and should become more aligned to its principles post-COVID. Speaker were in agreement that there had been a paradigm shift among consumers’ attitudes during the pandemic that destinations must now embrace, not just in how they deal […]

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We made a few Disney World mistakes. Here’s what NOT to do.

Disney World mistakes and how to avoid them We made a few Disney World mistakes on our first family trip to Orlando. Today, we share some of these rookie mistakes with the hope that you can avoid making similar mistakes. This was not our first Disney park experience. We visited Tokyo Disneyland a few years […]

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Holland America makes triumphant return to Australia

“After being away from Australia for far too long, we are excited to be back in this beautiful part of the world,” said Gus Antorcha, president, Holland America Line. “Despite just opening sales for Westerdam in Australia seven months ago, we’re already seeing some full cruises in the region. Thank you to all of the […]

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