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Travel Leaders Helps Travelers Choose Their Cruise

What’s known as Wave Season, the biggest reservation period of the year for the cruise industry, is well underway. During this time, which takes place now through March, cruise lines roll out their biggest deals and most enticing perks to

TravelAbility Aims to Improve Travel for Travelers with Disabilities

WHY IT RATES: The event will bring together innovators, destinations, cruise lines, and travel agents all intent on better serving travelers with disabilities. By putting all of these industry professionals in one room, awareness and new ideas may form to

How to Be High-Touch in a High-Tech World

Technology has transformed the travel industry but no matter how high-tech it becomes, the basics of selling vacations still remain. Travel advisors need to be high-touch, personal and knowledgeable with their clients. They need to be the experts. Maintaining the

The Best Winter Road Trips

Winter may not seem like the ideal time to undertake a road trip but some of the summer’s most popular routes are even more beautiful in the wintertime. Warm up on Florida’s beaches or cozy up in a cabin in

Virtuoso Reveals New 2019 Initiatives

Virtuoso continues to put its travel advisors first with new initiatives aimed at bolstering efficiency and profitability for its members. The network revealed details of its new programs as well as growth updates at the recent 2019 U.S. & Canada

Deaf Couple Claims Delta Agent Refused to Communicate With Them

A California couple who are deaf had a poor experience with a Delta Air Lines agent who refused to communicate with them through writing and apparently rolled her eyes at them. On Sunday evening at the Detroit Metro Airport, a

Host Agency Reviews Reveals Results of Fee Survey

This year, more than 800 travel agents responded to the Host Agency Reviews Hosted Travel Agent Fee Report, which means the data is even more comprehensive than in previous years. A significantly higher number of independent agents and storefront agencies

Carnival Cruise Line Adding Five San Francisco Sailings to 2020 Schedule

Carnival Cruise Line recently revealed it is adding five voyages from San Francisco to the Carnival Miracle’s previously announced inaugural schedule in 2020. With the added journeys, the Carnival Miracle will now offer a total of 27 voyages, including four-day

Latest Updates on Winter Storms Impacting Travel in Midwest, Northeast

Update: January 22, 2019 at 8:20 a.m. ET The impact of Winter Storm Harper and the cold front that followed is still being felt, with almost 250 flights being canceled Tuesday morning and another 420-plus flights being delayed, according to

International Expeditions and Zegrahm Expand Groups Program for Travel Advisors

Two leaders in experiential travel, International Expeditions and Zegrahm Expeditions, are expanding their group programs for travel professionals. Advisors can now earn free space when booking as few as four guests on select departures with both tour operators. MORE Tour

Virgin Voyages Says Bon Voyage to Non-Commissionable Fares

Virgin Voyages is eliminating non-commissionable fares on its cruises as part of a broader effort to banish what it called the “nickel and diming” of travel advisors. The company, which affectionately refers to travel advisors as its “First Mates,” said

Latest Travel Impact Updates on Winter Storm Jayden

Update: January 29, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. ET Winter Storm Jayden is continuing to impact travel as it moves east into the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and parts of the South on Tuesday afternoon. According to FlightAware.com, nearly 1,300 flights within, into

2018’s Top Business Travel Destinations

After a global study, Egencia flight data confirmed that New York is the most popular business travel destination globally. The Big Apple is followed by London and Paris. London hasn’t held the top spot since 2014 and Paris, is solidifying

What to See and Do in Atlanta Super Bowl Weekend

1/15 Weekend in the Dirty South Now is a great time to visit Atlanta. If you’re visiting for Super Bowl LIII, there will be plenty of football fanfest throughout the city, but don’t forget to check out some of the

The Top 100 Corporate Hotels for Business Travelers Revealed

Egencia, Expedia’s business travel division, has announced the winners of its annual awards program, revealing the top 100 preferred hotels around the globe. The Egencia program honors properties with the goal of recognizing those that are committed to customer service

Celebrate 45 Years of Fun with Funjet Vacations

WHY IT RATES: Travelers can save big and receive resort perks when booking a vacation this month.—Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Funjet Vacations is celebrating its 45th anniversary with its biggest sale of the year. Vacationers can save up to $200

Google Assistant Will Now Alert You if Your Flight is Delayed

Thanks, Google. Just in time for the busy holiday travel period, Google Assistant will begin notifying passengers if there’s a strong likelihood that their flight will be delayed. MORE Travel Technology The Future of Personal Transportation Popular Travel Apps Allegedly

Avoya Travel Wins Gold at 2019 Travvy Awards

Avoya Travel took home two gold Travvy statues at travAlliancemedia’s annual awards ceremony, which took place on January 23, 2019, at Gotham Hall in New York City. The host agency took home honors for Best Host Agency as well as

Disney Announces New Details for Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Travelers heading to Walt Disney World Resort this spring will be able to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the 26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, starting March 6. The Flower & Garden Festival runs 90 days through June

Apple Vacations Will Offer Convenient Payments, Lowers Deposits

Apple Vacations is making paying for travel even easier and more affordable. The tour operator has joined forces with Uplift, a travel technology platform that gives users the chance to pay for travel in monthly increments. In addition, Apple Vacations