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3/29/2017  |  by Doug Gollan

Top-producing travel agents didn’t pull any punches when asked what they need to increase sales to Mexico even more. And their suggestions varied widely. Part three in our coverage of the new TMR survey.

3/28/2017  |  by Doug Gollan

Coming off a record year of welcoming 35 million international visitors, Mexico is seeing strong growth in a number of key segments among North American travelers, U.S. and Canadian travel agents report in a new survey by Travel Market Report.

3/28/2017  |  by Richard D'Ambrosio

Savvy travel agents are forming partnerships with local wineries, restaurants and cruise lines to generate high-growth sales and profits.

3/27/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy

Twitter causes confusion and outrage over what’s appropriate airline attire, in another reminder of why PR needs to follow social media carefully—and respond quickly and accurately. 

3/27/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago


Omni Hotels & Resorts will host its annual Flavors of the World Series this fall, this year partnering with Rioja – considered one of the greatest red wine regions in the world.

Omni’s culinary team will travel to Rioja to gain first-hand experience of the Spanish region’s wine, cuisine and culture. They’ll share this insight during “Discover Rioja,” running Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, offering hotel and restaurant guests a taste of food and wine offerings. Specific guest dining experiences, hotel programming and additional elements of “Discover Rioja” will be announced in the coming months.

This marks the tenth installment of Omni’s Flavors of the World Series; the culinary program has previously featured the wines and foods of Italy, Argentina, Spain and France.

3/27/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy


KLM Dutch Airlines kicked off its Minneapolis-Amsterdam service today, the first of three weekly roundtrip flights between the two cities.

KLM will fly the route on an Airbus 330-200 each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from Minneapolis-St. Paul International and then return from Amsterdam Schiphol each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

The new routes supplement the three daily flights between Amsterdam and Minneapolis, already operated by KLM’s partner Delta Air Lines.

 

3/24/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy

Alaska purchased Virgin America for $2.6 billion in December.

3/23/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy

With Meraviglia and Seaside set to debut in 2017, MSC is giving guests more dining choices than ever before.

3/23/2017  |  by Maria Lisella


Ditch that latte and convince your clients to hop on a one-way flight with Ryan Air at rock-bottom rates to just about anywhere on the continent. But do it within 24 hours.

Here’s your selling line: These April sale seats are only available for booking until midnight tonight, so log on to the Ryanair.com website and book today – they’d be April Fools to miss out.

Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, today (March 23) launched a massive April seat sale, with 60,000 seats on over 250 routes on sale starting at just €9.99 or $10.77.

Among the sample one-way fares from London Stansted: $6.23 to Bordeaux, France; $6.24 to Gdansk, Poland; from Madrid, here are a few options: $10.28 to Palermo, Sicily, Italy; $18.33 to Luxemourg;

These fares are available now but must be booked before midnight tonight on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “Spring is in the air – and you could be too, jetting off on a low fare sun or city break with Ryanair. We’ve put 60,000 seats on sale from just €9.99 for travel on over 250 routes in April. And there are still a limited number of €5 or $5.39 seats left over from our last sale.

3/22/2017  |  by Donna Tunney

From ‘sports buddies’ who play with you to private tours of Buckingham Palace, hotels step up their game.