Top Stories: Leisure Travel
Agents Wield Industry Power, Sez CLIA’s New Trade Relations VP
Agents Wield Industry Power, Sez CLIA’s New Trade Relations VP

Charles Sylvia, CLIA’s new trade relations vice president, says travel agents need to realize the power they can yield in the cruise industry. In his new post, Sylvia says he will focus on CLIA’s travel agent program.

Uniworld Expands Multigenerational, Family-Friendly Cruise Offerings
Uniworld Expands Multigenerational, Family-Friendly Cruise Offerings

As the river cruise niche becomes more and more popular, a diverse range of itineraries are emerging to attract multigenerational groups. As a result, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is almost tripling the number of its dedicated itineraries.

ASTA Agents Call for Progress on Capitol Hill
ASTA Agents Call for Progress on Capitol Hill

At the second annual ASTA Legislative Day on Capitol Hill, more than 50 participating ASTA members implored their elected representatives to side with their constituents -- and the travel agents who assist them -- on issues from ancillary fees to Cuban travel.

Continued Growth Slated for Luxury Cruise Lines
Continued Growth Slated for Luxury Cruise Lines

Diversity and differentiation have become more important than ever for luxury cruise lines. Some lines are adding capacity, given the increasing demand for the luxury cruise experience, while others are expanding their roster of excursions, experiences and suites.

Lindblad Merger: A Way to Expand
Lindblad Merger: A Way to Expand

The merger announced last week of Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic with an investment company will enable the expedition cruise line to go public—and to finance the construction of two new ships. The cruise line has been running at full capacity for some time, says its founder.

Marketing the Caribbean to the Affluent
Marketing the Caribbean to the Affluent

Caribbean destinations are enlisting the support of travel agents in aggressively marketing the region’s growing luxury offerings.

Four Tips For Selling Small-Ship Cruises
Four Tips For Selling Small-Ship Cruises

Small-ship cruising can be a tough area for travel agents to break into; it’s likely more difficult gaining firsthand experience of these vessels than traditional cruise ships. Here are tips for how to go about selling the niche.

Private Jet Travel: Ultra-Luxury Travel With Sky-High Commissions
Private Jet Travel: Ultra-Luxury Travel With Sky-High Commissions

For those who can afford it, private jet travel is the answer to avoiding the mounting hassles associated with regularly-scheduled flights. And for travel agents, the commissions can be sky high.

Dreams Resorts & Spas Brings Unlimited-Luxury® to Costa Rica
Dreams Resorts & Spas is bringing its Unlimited-Luxury® experience to Costa Rica. On Nov. 1, Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica will offer guests a luxurious, family-fun getaway on the Guanacaste coast of Costa Rica.
Be the First to Experience Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa!

Dream Resorts & Spas opens its newest property in Cancun on Sept. 1. For a limited time, AMResorts Master Agents can stay for just $59 per person per night. Low rates are available for your clients too.