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Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruises Get Approval To Sail To Cuba

Both cruise companies get permission from the Cuban government to embark on historic sailings.

DOJ Approves Alaska Airlines Deal To Buy Virgin

With the deal, Alaska will be operating 6% of all U.S. domestic flights.

Cunard, P&O Cancel All Turkey Calls

The cruise lines will skip Turkish ports in 2017 because of security concerns.

Sandals CEO Stewart And Over-The-Water Bungalows Steal The Show In Montego Bay

In a month that brings the most expensive suites to the Caribbean and the reopening of the Royal Bahamian, Stewart outlines more expansion plans.

Mandarin Open To Acquisitions As It Continues Steady Growth

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will open its Doha, Qatar hotel in 2017 as the luxury group renovates other iconic properties.

Tourism Cares Sets New Partnership With Jordan

Agreement will support Jordan’s destination communities and cultural heritage.

Travel Agents Need To Market To Stay Relevant

As agencies move off Main Street, agents find ways to stay prominent in the customer’s mind. Enter Travel Agent Awareness Week, Dec. 5-9.

Cruise Lines Partner On A Common Goal

Sailing on a Carnival ship with executives from Celebrity, Holland America, MSC, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Viking, Disney and AmaWaterways is a unique experience. At the Cruises Inc./CruiseOne/Dream Vacations annual conference on the Carnival Vista, they talk cooperating on the goal of bringing in first-time cruisers.

Happy Holidays For Travel Agents: Consumer Demand Surges 110%

More good news for the agent community.

A Five-Second Rule For Travel Agents Can Get Your Business Growing, Says Dream Vacations Keynote Speaker

A simple mantra can charge your career—and your life, says Ted Talk expert at the Dream Vacations conference.

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Today's settlement ensures that Alaska has the incentive to take the fight to American and use Virgin's assets to grow its network in ways that benefit competition and consumers.
Renata Hesse, Assistant Attorney General