Top Stories: Leisure Travel
The ABCs of Villa Sales
The ABCs of Villa Sales

A villa company exec thinks many travel agents are missing an opportunity to net high commissions by selling villas. Many agents agree.

Wellness Takes Flight: BA’s New Program
Wellness Takes Flight: BA’s New Program

It’s unusual for an airline to acknowledge that air travel is stressful  – rarer still for an airline to invest in a cure for airborne angst. But this week British Airways unveiled a program passengers can use to de-stress during flights.

Report: Mobile Travel Bookings Continue to Grow Worldwide
Report: Mobile Travel Bookings Continue to Grow Worldwide

A new report from Criteo has found that mobile travel bookings are continuing to surge but are unlikely to disrupt other distribution modes in the near future. Here are five takeaways for travel sellers.

Adventures by Disney Enters River Cruise Market
Adventures by Disney Enters River Cruise Market

Adventures by Disney will enter the river cruise market through a partnership with AmaWaterways. Five departures are already planned for 2016, with a focus on lengthy port calls along the Danube.

Perillo Tours: 70 Years Selling Italy
Perillo Tours: 70 Years Selling Italy

Perillo Tours, which started as a Bronx travel agency 70 years ago, is moving forward with its founder’s grandson at the helm. Steve Perillo shares his perspective on how his company and the travel industry have changed over the years.

Hotels Adapting to Experiential Travel Trend, Says Hotel Exec
Hotels Adapting to Experiential Travel Trend, Says Hotel Exec

From the boom of craft beers to the farm-to-table focus of the world’s most renowned chefs, today’s consumers seek more authentic local influences as part of their travel experiences. Hotels are finally taking note of the trend, says an Occidental Hotels & Resorts exec.

Hawaii Improves Agent Specialist Program
Hawaii Improves Agent Specialist Program

The Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau (HVCB) has updated its travel agent specialist program. It’s aimed at supporting the HVCB's brand messaging which is targeting clients who’ve never been to the islands.

Honeymoon Destinations Go Exotic
Honeymoon Destinations Go Exotic

As the typical wedding budget expands, so do the expectations for the honeymoon that follows and that has translated into a rise in demand for honeymoons in more exotic destinations. It all adds up to an increasingly lucrative niche for travel agents and other travel firms specializing in the market.

Travelport Smartpoint conversion “a piece of cake”

It wasn’t too long ago that Martin Travel faced the challenge of both a complex system conversion and a three-location operating system migration. However, thanks to Travelport Smartpoint, things were up and running in no time.

“We were afraid that the conversion, added to the other changes we took on at the same time, might rock our world,” said Kelly Fitzgerald, Key Account Manager at Martin Travel. “Instead, thanks to Travelport Smartpoint, the process was a piece of cake.”


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.