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Virgin Voyages
Kids Sail Free Aboard Virgin Voyages
This summer only, Virgin Voyages is welcoming kids on board…well, if you consider those aged 18 to 26 kids.
JetBlue Blue Basic to Get Complimentary Carry-on
JetBlue is adding value to its Blue Basic fare by including a free carry-on bag for customers flying beginning Sept. 6, 2024, regardless of purchase date.
Wide World of Hotels
From New York City to the hot springs of Hakone, Japan, new hotels around the world will make you feel refreshed, revitalized and right at home.

TOP STORIES

Good Vibrations—Eco-Friendly Vacays in Mexico
For eco-conscious travelers, Mexico offers opportunities ideal for a responsible getaway that combines sustainability with well-being.
Making Waves in Cruise Sales
CLIA states cruising is relaxation plus adventure, making it the ideal getaway and creating one of the fastest-growing sectors of tourism.
Island Hopping—Caribbean Update
The latest edition of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, yielded a treasure trove of info on this popular region.
Italy
Seamless Culturally Infused Travel to Italy with USTOA Tour Operators
USTOA members immerse travelers in the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, delivering unparalleled culturally infused journeys to Italy.

NEWS

Major IT Outages Halt Airline Travel; Could be “Some Time” Before Fix
A major IT outage early Friday morning has disrupted air travel around the world and appears to stem from a Microsoft Windows update.
Paris
Amadeus Says Paris Travel is Up for Olympics
Delta Air Lines has said it expects to lose $100 million due to the Olympics' negative impact on non-sports-related travel to Paris.
Beryl
Post-Beryl: Destination Updates & How You Can Help
Read on for an update on what's open and what's not and how you can help with the post-Beryl relief efforts.

FAMS

Travel Advisor FAM to Tunisia
A 9-day travel advisor FAM with Uzbekistan Adventures takes in the ancient cities of Tunisia along with the rolling sand deserts and beachside attractions.
An Educational Journey to Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Salient is offering a 6-day Educational FAM to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for advisors this September, with city tours, desert treks and theme park fun.
Caribbean FAMs Coming in September
Advisor FAMs to the Dominican Republic and Dutch Caribbean are taking off this September with Caribbean FamTrips.

DESTINATIONS

Variety Cruises
Variety Cruises Celebrates 75 Years With First ‘Uncharted Cruise’
Variety Cruises is marking its 75th anniversary with an innovative Uncharted Cruise departing from Athens on Aug. 23, 2024.
Oceania
Oceania Cruises’ East Asia Sailings Offer Unique Itineraries
Oceania Cruises will offer itineraries through East Asia in the first half of 2025 ranging from six to 24 days across the region.
Sandals
Sandals & Beaches Resorts’ ‘Rhythm & Blues’ = Big Savings
Sandals Resorts International's offer, available for booking until Aug. 4, 2024, is perfect planning getaways through July 31, 2025.
Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin Cruises’ New Moana Explorer Program for Littles
Paul Gauguin Cruises' 2026 Moana Explorer Program is a complimentary offering for guests aged 6-15 aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin.

CRUISE

Windstar
Windstar Cruises’ First Integration With a Booking Engine is Here
Windstar Cruises is marking its first integration with a booking engine platform by announcing its partnership with Revelex.
Virgin Voyages
Kids Sail Free Aboard Virgin Voyages
This summer only, Virgin Voyages is welcoming kids on board…well, if you consider those aged 18 to 26 kids.
travel advisor
‘Ooh La La’ — AmaWaterways’ ‘Cruise for Gold’ Travel Advisor Contest
AmaWaterways is joining in on the Summer Olympics fun with a Cruise for Gold travel advisor booking incentive.

AGENT TOOLS

Windstar
Windstar Cruises’ First Integration With a Booking Engine is Here
Windstar Cruises is marking its first integration with a booking engine platform by announcing its partnership with Revelex.
travel advisor
‘Ooh La La’ — AmaWaterways’ ‘Cruise for Gold’ Travel Advisor Contest
AmaWaterways is joining in on the Summer Olympics fun with a Cruise for Gold travel advisor booking incentive.
Wyndham
Viva Resorts by Wyndham’s New Viva Pro Rewards Program
Viva Resorts by Wyndham is debuting its new Viva Pro Rewards Program, plus Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has summer specials running right now.
USTOA Puts Responsible Tourism Front and Center
Molly Laycob, USTOA's Global Social Impact Manager, shares what the USTOA is doing to put the focus responsible and sustainable tourism.

ALL-INCLUSIVE

Secrets Tulum Adds Luxury Casa Zamna Rooms & Suites
Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club has unveiled Casa Zamna, with 21 suites adjacent to the Zamna Beach Club, along with grand opening specials for visitors.
Air & Resort Credits at Sandals St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The new Sandals Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is offering major air and resort credits, just in time for upcoming summer travel.
Beaches Resorts Launches Sesame Street Sunrise Yoga
Sesame Street Sunrise Yoga, is now available exclusively at all three Beaches Resorts Caribbean locations (Jamaica and Turks & Caicos).

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