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OTAs buying into next big thing: tours and activities

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 19:00
Tours and activities is the fastest-growing sector in travel, said Douglas Quinby, Phocuswright's senior vice president of research.

Ultralow-cost transatlantic carriers multiplying, but will they last?

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 17:55
At the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit in Houston, a cross section of industry experts disagreed about whether the model can survive.

House passes FAA bill adding more travel agent regulation

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 17:10
The House passed a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday, with several measures that ASTA says will be harmful to travel agents and consumers.

Lindblad adds wellness cruises

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 17:00
The new itineraries include a pair of sailings in California's Channel Islands in October aboard the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Lion.

Jon Grutzner takes the reins at Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 16:50
He steps into the role formerly held by Phil Cappelli, who decided to step down after five years in the post in order to spend more time with his family.

Aloha Festivals adopts theme 'We Are of the Sea'

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 15:15
The Aloha Festivals, the largest Hawaiian cultural celebration in the United States, will honor Hawaii's unique ocean heritage with this year's festival theme: "No Ke Kai Kakou E — We Are of the Sea."

Crystal establishes agent advisory council

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 14:15
The council consists of 13 agents and will be led by Carmen Roig, Crystal's senior vice president of marketing and sales.

Royal Pacific Air partners with Sky Trek in Hawaii

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 14:15
Sky Trek, a Japanese-based membership charter air service, has partnered with Royal Pacific Air for expansion into Hawaii, the companies announced in a statement.

New Orleans' Eliza Jane hotel opens at old Daily Picayune newspaper site

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 14:05
Comprised of nine adjoining former warehouses, the hotel is the city's first to be part of Hyatt's Unbound Collection soft brand.

Outrigger Waikiki Beach opening Voyager 47 Club Lounge in July

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 14:00
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort has announced its new Voyager 47 Club Lounge will officially open on July 1.

Kids club coming to Hamilton Princess in June

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:40
Designed for kids ages 4 to 10, supervised activities will be built around daily themes and will put an emphasis on education and Bermudian culture.

On the foodie front, Oahu leading the way

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:30
The Oahu culinary scene is whipping up a lot of new things for visitors to try.

Chicago's Hotel Indigo will be reflagged as Claridge House after renovation

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:20
The 165-room hotel is getting upgrades to its guestrooms and public area, with the redesign emphasizing a residential feel to reference the property's origin as a luxury-apartment building.

Bahia Principe Hotels lifts adults-only restriction at D.R. resort

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:05
Beginning May 1, the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, previously an adults-only resort in the Samana region on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, will welcome families with young travelers.

Century Cruises to launch newbuild Yangtze ship in 2019

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:55
The 650-passenger Century Glory will be the company's eighth on the river and its first newbuild since 2013.

Grupo Posadas to expand in Caribbean

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:25
The hotel company plans to bring its Grand Fiesta Americana brand to the Dominican Republic in 2019 and Fiesta Americana brand to Cuba this summer.

Travelex hosts drawing for National Travel Agent Day

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:05
Three winners will receive an Away suitcase and a travel insurance plan.

Denihan offers 15% commission on bookings made May 2

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:00
The promotion applies to Denihan brands such as James and Affinia as well as hotels like New York's The Benjamin.

Delta to increase Caribbean service from JFK

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:40
The carrier will offer daily service to Kingston, Jamaica, beginning Dec. 20, and Saturday flights to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, starting Dec. 22.

Expedia: Growing HomeAway outside U.S. won't be easy

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:20
Speaking on the company's Q1 earnings call on Thursday, Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom said there are a number of hurdles to overcome in expanding stock of alternative accommodations internationally.