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New South African Tourism President: Time to Tell the Story
New South African Tourism President: Time to Tell the Story

Now five months into the job, Jerry Mpufane is on the road telling North Americans why South Africa is a place they really need to visit.

MSC Cruises Adds Michelle Lardizabal to Oversee U.S. Sales
MSC Cruises Adds Michelle Lardizabal to Oversee U.S. Sales

The cruise industry veteran takes on a newly created position of SVP and commercial sales officer, serving the entire U.S. sales organization.

Forbes, Washington Post Guide Consumers to Find Smart Travel Advisors
Forbes, Washington Post Guide Consumers to Find Smart Travel Advisors

Both Forbes and The Washington Post recently reinforced the value that travel advisors bring to the travel experience.

TreadRight Foundation Marks 11 Years with ‘Make Travel Matter Pledge’
TreadRight Foundation Marks 11 Years with ‘Make Travel Matter Pledge’

Announced earlier this month, TreadRight says the pledge is 'the next step in a long-standing commitment to sustainable tourism and conscious travel.'

California Travel Advisors Get Innovative During Scheduled Electricity Outages
California Travel Advisors Get Innovative During Scheduled Electricity Outages

Travel agents and thousands of other Northern California businesses have been forced to adapt as utilities shut off power to reduce wildfire risks.

Apple Leisure Group Adds Three to Executive Team, Announces Two Departures
Apple Leisure Group Adds Three to Executive Team, Announces Two Departures

The changes have been put in place to help the company better adapt to the market and deliver on its commitment to the travel agent community.

UK Independent Agency Hays Travel Agrees to Purchase Thomas Cook’s Retail Stores
UK Independent Agency Hays Travel Agrees to Purchase Thomas Cook’s Retail Stores

The U.K.’s largest independent travel agency and a consortium said it will reopen 555 of Thomas Cook’s retail locations and take on up to 2,500 of its employees.

First Date with Your Travel Agent: A Checklist for Getting Off on the Right Foot
First Date with Your Travel Agent: A Checklist for Getting Off on the Right Foot

The first conversation between a travel advisor and a customer establishes the foundation for a lifetime relationship. Here’s a checklist of questions for each side to ask to get the conversation started.

‘May Your Big Jib Draw’: Seven Irresistible Reasons to Visit St. John’s in Canada
‘May Your Big Jib Draw’: Seven Irresistible Reasons to Visit St. John’s in Canada

Find out how to become an honorary Screecher, as you drink in all that this city in the Newfoundland and Labrador province has to offer.

Andy Stuart to Step Down at Norwegian Cruise Line
Andy Stuart to Step Down at Norwegian Cruise Line

Stuart will step down later this year, after the launch of Norwegian Encore.