Top Stories: Leisure Travel
Land and Sea: Execs Say Agents Needed More than Ever
Land and Sea: Execs Say Agents Needed More than Ever

Cruise and land executives told travel agents at the recent Travel MarketPlace in Toronto that they need them more than ever given the changing travel landscape with its more specialized and unique products.

Destination Weddings: A Very Different Market
Destination Weddings: A Very Different Market

Breaking into the destination wedding market isn’t as easy as some travel agents might think. Destination wedding experts gave attendees of the recent Travel MarketPlace the lowdown on  the market and how to begin serving it.

Mexico: Specialist in Destination Weddings
Mexico: Specialist in Destination Weddings

Mexico is the top international country for a destination wedding from the U.S. market, according to Visit Mexico. Travel agents continue to respond to the country’s appeal to the romance market with major sales.

Becoming a Specialist: The Process
Becoming a Specialist: The Process

Speaking at Travel MarketPlace, Steve Gillick, president of Talking Travel, outlined the process for travel agents who want to become specialists. Gillick said that while 32% of agents categorize themselves as specialists, many are still “jack of all trades, masters of none.”

Canada’s Top Travel Execs Take on the Tough Issues
Canada’s Top Travel Execs Take on the Tough Issues

Executives from Canada’s leading host agencies and consortia urged travel agents at Travel MarketPlace conference to focus on serving clients with products that are profitable and provide unique vacation experiences.

Emerging Destinations Gaining Popularity
Emerging Destinations Gaining Popularity

A host of emerging destinations are gaining popularity by tapping into the experiential travel trend. The experiences are ideal for repeat clients looking for something new.

Citing Safety and Security, Carnival Restricts Bottled Water
Citing Safety and Security, Carnival Restricts Bottled Water

Carnival Cruise Line will prohibit cruisers sailing from June 9 onward from bringing any bottled beverages onboard Carnival vessels. The cruise line cites safety concerns as the rationale behind the policy change.

Asia: The New Frontier for Culinary Travel
Asia: The New Frontier for Culinary Travel

Asia may just be the new frontier for the growing experiential travel trend of culinary travel. Asian culinary destinations are different—and exotic—for clients who’ve already done Europe.

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.