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AmaWaterways to add one ship in 2018

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:35
The AmaLea will be the sister ship to the AmaKristina, which is launching in 2017, and will bring to 19 the number of ships in the company's European fleet.

How Virgin can really shake up the cruise industry

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 06:35
When Virgin announced in June 2015 that it was, at long last, entering the cruise business, I sat up and took notice.

Demand and inventory, a delicate balancing act

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 19:10
No travel company ever wants to have too much capacity to sell, but not having enough openings to meet demand can be a tricky problem too.

ACL's first 'modern' paddlewheeler to launch in 2019

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 18:40
American Cruise Lines pushed back the launch of its fleet of river cruise vessels by two years and began construction on two new coastal ships.

Chicago O'Hare workers to strike for $15 wage

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 18:15
The action is one in a series of protests in 340 cities that will be undertaken that day by airport and fast-food workers aligned with the "Fight for $15" movement.

Crystal River Cruises opens Amsterdam office

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 18:10
The location will provide Crystal with additional operations assistance for its growing river cruise business.

Untapped Thai exploration in Trang

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:40
For those looking for a southern destination that's yet to be overrun by other international travelers, consider Trang, a province not far from Krabi.

First refusal, first option rights could limit sale price for agency

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:30
Q: Can you explain what a right of first refusal or a right of first option means, and can you tell me whether they are good or bad for my agency?

Black Friday promotions grow in importance for travel companies

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:10
The deals have come to represent a increasing amount of business for suppliers, which means more of them want in on the frenzy.

Gate 1 quietly enters river cruise fray

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:10
Earlier this year, Gate 1 Travel did something few escorted tour operators do: It built its own river cruise ship.

The Moorings introduces yacht-charter cruises in Cuba

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:50
The educational program conforms with current U.S. travel regulations and features daily excursions

Riu opens sixth resort in Jamaica

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:45
Riu Hotels & Resorts celebrated its 15th anniversary in Jamaica with the opening of the $60 million Riu Reggae.

In Punta Cana, Excellence excels at service

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:40
So what sets the Excellence El Carmen apart? Service, amenities and the graciousness and friendliness of the staff were standouts from my vantage point.

Lufthansa cancels flights ahead of strike

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:00
The scrapped flights include long-haul service.

MSC says world cruise generating buzz, but will it fill up?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 15:25
Most world cruises are on luxury lines such as Silversea Cruises or Cunard Line, not contemporary lines.

Focus on Social Media: Influence peddlers

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:50
In an era when Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube dominate mindshare among many travel consumers, suppliers and destinations are increasingly turning to celebrity bloggers and other "influencers" to forge and maintain brand awareness.

Air traffic up more than 6% worldwide in September

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:25
The U.S. saw an increase of 5.6%, while traffic in European airports was up 4.9%.

Case study: Maine Office of Tourism

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 13:25
The state's tourism office recently conducted a social media campaign using five Instagrammers with marketing firm BVK's help.

More for the Money

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 13:00
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ANA launches Tokyo Haneda flights from New York, Chicago

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:50
Travelers get the convenience of arriving at an airport that is near downtown Tokyo.