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France’s XL Airways Joins Forces With La Compagnie

The French low-cost economy airline merges with the low-cost business class carrier.

Headquarters Happenings: Virtuoso Grows The “Week”

The luxury travel agency network is expanding its annual conference, growing its international network of members and adding a hotel booking tool.

Can I Be Sued If…? Some Basics Of Litigation, Part II

TMR columnist Paul Ruden addresses one of the most common questions he was asked when in private practice.

Celebrity To Become First Major Line To Homeport Ship In Dublin

Eclipse will be the first major ship to take up residence in the Irish capital.

Italy Operator IC Bellagio Offers Behind-the-Scenes Luxury Experiences

A new program lets guests interact with high-end Italian fashion, food, beverage, hospitality, automotive and jewelry brands.

American Airlines Cuts 2017 Cuba Schedule

In its first week, airline cites weak demand.

Checking In: Hotel Openings Of The Month

It’s a jolly time of year to be opening a new hotel. Here are some of the properties coming online during the month of December.

Travel To And Within Canada Continues Strong Growth

The Conference Board projects U.S. inbound tourism will grow 8% across the country this year before cooling slightly in 2017.

Trump Names Elaine Chao Secretary of Transportation

Chao will be expected to play a key role in the new administration’s plans to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

TMR Exclusive: Marriott To Create Dedicated Luxury Sales Team And Operating Structure

After months of wondering what impact the Marriott-Starwood merger will have on the trade, the picture is now getting a bit clearer. 

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Tip of the Day

In 2015, this network added 2,400 advisors globally. That’s a big number. What was really impressive is that of those 2,400, 57 percent of them were with existing members. Those represent the career switchers and the new people. If you were to ask me to pick the one thing that I’m the most proud of that we’ve accomplished it’s absolutely the mentoring and acquisition of new talent.


Matthew Upchurch, Virtuoso