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1/20/2017  |  by Paige Schaffer

Help your clients avoid becoming a victim of identity theft when traveling with these tips.

1/20/2017  |  by Mary Gostelow

To help you keep up with your favorite GMs and hotel executives as they move around and open new properties, Mary Gostelow offers up a monthly update of who's doing what.

1/19/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago


Carlos Joaquin, governor of Quintana Roo, the coastal state of Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, has asked the Mexican government for security assistance following two attacks by gunmen this week.

Officials said one police officer and three gunmen died when a gunman opened fire on a prosecutor’s office in Cancun. Five suspects were arrested.

Police are investigating whether that incident is related to Monday’s attack on an electronic music festival in Playa Del Carmen, where a gunman opened fire at the crowd in the Blue Parrot Nightclub, killing 5 and injuring 15 others. A Canadian, an Italian and a U.S. citizen were identified among the victims.

The governor said the attacks were fueled by his crackdown on crime and drugs.

Travel agents remain mostly unconcerned, however. Jamie Wilkie, an agent at Travel Travel, said it’s a random act of violence that can happen anywhere. “Cancun—and Mexico—is a huge leisure destination. A majority of the time things are fine.”

Yvonne Malka, of Nonstop Travel in Torrance, CA, agreed. It’s the nature of the business; some clients aren’t scared of anything, while others will worry, she said.

1/19/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago

The wellness resort and spa brand operates the acclaimed Miraval Arizona in Tucson.

1/19/2017  |  by Richard D’Ambrosio

Confusion surrounding a 2016 travel visa agreement with Vietnam has many agents reconfirming their procedures.

1/19/2017  |  by Richard D'Ambrosio

Four powerful quakes greater than a 5.0 on the Richter scale hit the region. 

1/18/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago


Marriott International has announced plans to bring its tech-savvy brand Aloft Hotels to Ireland.

Aloft Dublin City is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. The hotel will offer 202 loft-style guestrooms, keyless room entry, complimentary WiFi and a bar and lounge on the top floor.

Aloft Hotels operates 100 hotels in 16 countries. In Europe, the brand can be found in Belgium, Germany, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Five more Aloft properties are slated to open in the region over the next two years.

1/18/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago

The all-inclusive operator will open the Grand Massif Samoëns in December.

1/18/2017  |  by Richard D’Ambrosio

Hotels.com reminds travel agents of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that might help you close the deal on one of the most popular travel destinations.

1/18/2017  |  by Richard D’Ambrosio

As marijuana is legalized in four states, an increasing percentage of well-to-do Millennials is seeking out cannabis-related tourism.