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Ian Schrager Meets Bill Marriott: The New York Edition Hotel

What happens when you put Bill Marriott and Studio 54 impresario Ian Schrager together in one room? You get the New York Edition Hotel, the fourth property in a quickly growing brand.

Life on the Irrawaddy: 10 Highlights of an Avalon Myanmar Cruise

A river cruise on the Irrawaddy is about much more than just current politics, says James Shillinglaw in his weekly column. It’s about experiencing culture, religion, people, scenic villages, spectacular monuments, and more.

Tahiti Unveils New U.S. Ad and Branding Campaign

Tahiti Tourism North America introduced a new advertising and branding campaign themed around the concept of Mana, a word that Tahitians use to describe the life force and spirit that surrounds and connects all living things.

NACTA Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

The National Association for Career Travel Agents (NACTA) is turning 30 this year, and president Ann Chamberlin and her team are celebrating by opening new NACTA chapters nationwide and launching a new mobile-friendly site.

Heads Up Travel Agents: The ‘Dreaming Period’ for Summer Travel Starts Now

Everyone’s dreaming of summer—so now is the time for travel agents to grab their attention, says a new report from Sojern. 

The Passport Crisis Is Heating Up: What Travel Agents Need to Know

If your passport is expiring this year, you better renew it soon, the State Department said last week. About 125 million Americans hold passports today, and 40% of them—almost 50 million in all—will expire in the next three years.

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