Travel Industry News

Today's Top Stories from Travel Weekly
Updated: 1 week 6 days ago

Two different versions of river cruising

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:55
River cruise lines must balance the needs of both the independent traveler and the ones with a group mentality.

Caesars resort in development in Los Cabos

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:05
The beachfront property will have a convention center but no casino.

Should tour ops be worried about Marriott, OTAs encroaching on their turf?

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:40
Operators and packagers will have to continue to prove their unique value to travelers, something they will no doubt continue to do as competition heats up.  

Westin Palace, Madrid puts city at your feet

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:10
The hotel is central to everything. Not only is it across from Retiro Park, but it is also at the heart of the city's Golden Triangle of Art. And the Puerta del Sol, the ancient square at the center of the city, is a short walk to the west.

Crystal to tighten payment rules, charge administration fee

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:55
For 2020 departures, the luxury line will increase the initial deposit from 20% to 25% across all products and require final payment sooner.

Intrepid, Remote offer tours for family adventures in Asia

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:05
Two tour operators recently rolled out itineraries that focus on family adventure in Asia, offering different price points for exploring India, Southeast Asia and beyond.

Virgin America flies into the sunset

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:45
The last Virgin America flights were operated on April 24, including a commemorative Los Angeles-San Francisco service for employees who helped launch the airline a decade ago.

Nexion schedules luxury travel forum

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:45
The event is geared for agents who want to start selling luxury travel or expand their luxury sales.

Avoya creates tiers for education program

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:40
The host agency's Mastermind Academy now offers three levels of training for agents based on their experience level.

Trump travel ban is focus of Supreme Court's last arguments

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:20
The court will consider whether the president can indefinitely keep people out of the country based on nationality. It will also look at whether the policy is aimed at excluding Muslims from the United States.

Crystal reveals details about accommodations on upcoming yacht

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:20
CEO Tom Wolber called them "the largest and most spacious suites in the expedition industry."

CroisiEurope launches vessels in Europe, Africa

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:10
The company has christened the Elbe Princesse II, unveiled two reconstructed ships in France, and made its Africa debut.

American Airlines launching pilot training program

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:50
The program will place pilots with wholly owned regional carriers Envoy, Piedmont and PSA.

Setai Tel Aviv opens on site with storied history

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:15
The luxury hotel is located where a 12th century fortress once stood.

Take NDC bookings into account when renewing GDS contract

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:45
When renegotiating a contract, consider the future impact of New Distribution Capability and direct bookings.

Private-equity firm acquires International Cruise & Excursions

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:25
With the investment, 3i Group plans to expand ICE's international business.

Margaritaville resort being built in Manhattan

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:30
The hotel will be constructed on Seventh Avenue, south of Times Square proper.

Beci Mahnken: GTM is not your average industry event

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:50
Beci Mahnken, owner of MEI-Travel in Issaquah, Wash., attended GTM West for the first time in 2016, and her business has been growing ever since.

Farm tours spotlight Alaska's field-to-fork efforts

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:50
A dozen Palmer-area farmers participate in Alaska Farm Tours' outings.

Cape Fox Lodge wraps up remodel

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:45
The project, slated for completion in May , centers on updates to the property's 72 guestrooms and suites.