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1st Celebrity ships in new class to be named Edge and Beyond

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 10:35
The vessels are due in 2018 and 2020.

LIAT deal with Caribbean Helicopters not renewed

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 10:10
The company had been operating Anguilla-Nevis service for LIAT.

Windstar Cruises' John Delaney

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 06:30
Senior editor Tom Stieghorst spoke to the cruise line's president about getting the word out about the line and the course he wants to steer as president.

Puerto Rico diversifies tourism initiatives

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 03:40
In recent months the PRTC has developed initiatives that target different sectors. Its newest push is a certification program for marinas in order to develop the nautical tourism sector.

Phocuswright's Innovation Summit rewards thinking smaller

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 20:25
The event's judges appeared to favor companies willing to take a smaller slice of the $1.3 trillion global travel sector.

Safety advice is liability issue for agents

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 19:05
One question that increasingly nags at travel advisers is how much negative information they are legally responsible for sharing with their clients.

British Airways upgrading U.S. lounges

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 18:40
The $110 million project includes a $65 million expenditure at New York's Kennedy Airport.

American Cruise Lines to add 2 coastal cruisers to its lineup

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:55
The first ship, the American Constellation, is expected to begin cruising in May.

Royal Caribbean history, as seen through its ship namings

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:15
The cruise line has learned a few things since my first Royal Caribbean christening, the 1990 naming of the Nordic Empress at the Port of Miami.

Capella managing luxury tent resort in Bali

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 15:50
The Capella Ubud is located on the banks of the Wos River and adjacent to rice paddies.

ASTA introduces itself to the Trump team

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:00
The travel agent trade group sent a letter to vice president-elect Mike Pence and his transition team, detailing the Society and its position on key issues, including travel to Cuba.

Lyricist Tim Rice to be a featured Seabourn speaker

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:55
He will be on the maiden voyage of the Seabourn Encore, personally narrating Seabourn's newest musical production, "An Evening with Tim Rice," which will feature his best-known works, performed by the Seabourn Singers.

Harnessing a database to dive into niche markets

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 09:25
Consultant Steve Gillick recommends using client databases to test of the feasibility of entering a special interest. Here, he discusses how agents could use databases effectively.

The travel adviser as digital guru

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 05:10
This year's Phocuswright conference revealed opportunities for agents to learn enough to turn the tables on the OTAs.

Amid wildfires, North Carolina getaway turns to ghost town

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 20:55
Guests came to the Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant in Chimney Rock to see late fall colors in the crisp mountain air. They ended up evacuating in a smoky haze.

United's Basic Economy carry-on limit sparks praise, disdain

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 20:35
Consumer advocate Charles Leocha doesn't like it, but the Association of Flight Attendants does.

New nationalism stoking fears of aviation protectionism

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 20:10
The victory of president-elect Donald Trump, who made protectionist trade policies a central tenet of his campaign platform, could reinforce IATA's concerns about a rising tide of anti-globalization around the world.

KLM makes artificial intelligence a reality for assisting customers on social media

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 18:30
In May, working with San Francisco-based tech company DigitalGenius, the Dutch airline began rolling out an AI platform integrated into its management tool for customer-service relations.

U.N. agency lifts Zika emergency, prepares for long-term fight

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 18:15
WHO officials were quick to note that the move does not mean the agency is downgrading the threat of the virus that has spread across Latin America, the Caribbean and elsewhere.

Naples Beach Hotel creates package to show off redesigned golf course

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 16:25
The course, which reopened Nov. 17, was redesigned with input from golf legend Jack Nicklaus. The package is good from Dec. 1 to April 30.