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AmaWaterways Talks Emerging Markets, Onboard Security, and European Overcrowding

The cruise operator is taking steps to open up the market to lure in the ocean cruiser who has not yet considered river cruising.

AmaWaterways Talks Emerging Markets, Onboard Security, and European Overcrowding
New Direct Rail Service Linking Amsterdam to London Debuts

Alternative travel connection to Amsterdam makes weekend or one-day stopovers in European city more convenient and affordable.

New Direct Rail Service Linking Amsterdam to London Debuts
Royal Caribbean Will Return to Turkey Next Year

Along with sailing again to Turkey, the line is upgrading Mariner of the Seas for Millennials and bolstering its Espresso agent reservation system.

Royal Caribbean Will Return to Turkey Next Year
Travel Agents and Cruise Lines Look Ahead at CLIA Cruise 360

Major cruise operators talk about the 'why' behind their brands and the opportunities for travel agents to grow their cruise business over the next five years.

Travel Agents and Cruise Lines Look Ahead at CLIA Cruise 360
Hotel Group Calls for Stricter Tax Regulations on Airbnb

Industry association proposes that Airbnb should be regulated, taxed and subject to the same safety compliances and oversight as law-abiding hotel companies.

Hotel Group Calls for Stricter Tax Regulations on Airbnb
U by Uniworld's 'A' Takes Its Maiden Voyage on the Rhine

Originally designed exclusively for the Millennial market, the new ship has a broader age limit, although the company expects it will still welcome a younger demographic of river cruise passengers.

U by Uniworld's 'A' Takes Its Maiden Voyage on the Rhine
Southwest Airlines Steps Up Engine Inspections Following Deadly Accident

This week’s tragic accident puts an end to a nearly decade-long stretch of zero fatalities aboard commercial flights on U.S. carriers.

Southwest Airlines Steps Up Engine Inspections Following Deadly Accident
'60 Minutes' Exposé About Allegiant Stirs Up Agents and Industry Officials

Both the airline and the FAA are under scrutiny regarding questions raised of airline safety compliance and enforcement.

'60 Minutes' Exposé About Allegiant Stirs Up Agents and Industry Officials
Marriott’s Unified Loyalty Program to Debut This Summer

Members will be able to book stays, as well as earn and redeem points, across the brand's entire portfolio without having to convert points between accounts.

Marriott’s Unified Loyalty Program to Debut This Summer
Industry Leaders Address Marriott’s Claim of Travel Agent Decline

Travel agency group executives speak up on behalf of travel advisors, reiterating the undeniable value they bring to travel consumers.

Industry Leaders Address Marriott’s Claim of Travel Agent Decline
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Five Affordable Romantic Getaways

1. Rosario Resort & Spa, Orcas Island, Washington

2. Blue Lake Ranch, Durango, Colorado

3. Casa Victoria Orchid, Miami

4. Paso Robles Inn, Paso Robles, California

5. 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, Clayton, New York

Source: Travel Channel