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Carnival Cruise Lines Breaks Ground on Port Canaveral Terminal

The state-of-the-art facility is expected to be completed in May 2020, and it will host Carnival’s newest ship, Mardi Gras.

Carnival Cruise Lines Breaks Ground on Port Canaveral Terminal
Travel Agents Assess Department of Labor’s Current Review of Overtime Pay Rules

Department moves to increase annual salary threshold where employers have to pay overtime to $35,300.

Travel Agents Assess Department of Labor’s Current Review of Overtime Pay Rules
Comprehensive Operations Help Allianz Build Comprehensive Coverage

At its vast Richmond, Virginia campus, Allianz Global Assistance finds that owning and managing travel insurance operations end-to-end helps it to consistently deliver value to customers.

Comprehensive Operations Help Allianz Build Comprehensive Coverage
Virgin Voyages Launches Exclusive Travel Advisor Facebook Group

The group, called SeaCiety, will only be available to those who have first registered for the line's advisor-portal on FirstMates.com.

Virgin Voyages Launches Exclusive Travel Advisor Facebook Group
Brazil Waives Entry Visa Requirements for US and Canadian Citizens

The news means that citizens of the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Japan, all considered “strategic for the development of tourism” in Brazil, will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa.

Brazil Waives Entry Visa Requirements for US and Canadian Citizens
Boeing 737 MAX Update: CEO Says Software Update and Pilot Training Coming

Air Canada, American, United, and more are all still dealing with the fallout from the groundings of the jets.

Boeing 737 MAX Update: CEO Says Software Update and Pilot Training Coming
First Look: British Airways’ New Business Class Club Suite

A new seating configuration, 40 percent more storage space, and a suite door for privacy are among the suite upgrades.

First Look: British Airways’ New Business Class Club Suite
Million-Dollar Travel Advisor Alicia Kingston Wins by Playing the Numbers

If you have the right data, and share it with enough people, sales will follow. Here’s how marketing-executive-turned-travel-advisor, Alicia Kingston, used social media to reach her goal in just four years.

Million-Dollar Travel Advisor Alicia Kingston Wins by Playing the Numbers
What’s New in Luxury: From Ibiza to Tel Aviv, Leading Hotels of the World Shows Off

Some of the world’s iconic properties sparkled at a Manhattan reception for travel advisors last week, which highlighted hot new properties, destinations and amenities.

What’s New in Luxury: From Ibiza to Tel Aviv, Leading Hotels of the World Shows Off
Royal Caribbean Works Around New York Travel Insurance Issue

New York state residents can once again book cruise insurance through Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s CruiseCare travel protection program.

Royal Caribbean Works Around New York Travel Insurance Issue
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I do think there are possibilities for traveler advisors to make money doing domestic trips. I charge a planning fee for my time and expertise, and then book commissionable hotels and activities that meet the client’s needs. Terri Weeks
Daily Top List

Best Places to Travel for the Spring of 2019

1. Aegean Islands

2. Barcelona

3. Cancun

4. Grand Canyon

5. Keukenhof Gardens

Source: CNN