Africa & Middle East

Africa & Middle East

Lord and Lady Carnarvon in front of the Viking Osiris.

New Viking Osiris, Christened by Lord Carnarvon, Prepares to Sail the Nile

Egypt has welcomed a great many luxury tourism products, and Viking Cruises is front and center. Their new Viking Osiris, though, has a very special story.
Windstar Cruises.

Windstar Cruises Sets Sail for the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf

If you have clients looking for uber exotic ports of call, you need to look no further than Windstar Cruises’ newest off-the-beaten-path luxury small-ship cruises in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Four Seasons Egypt

Four Seasons Expands its Multi-Million-Dollar Footprint in Egypt

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recently announced a huge expansion in Egypt, expanding its luxury footprint with new hotels and residences.
Shamwari Private Game Reserve, South Africa.

African Travel Offers Client Add-Ons, TA Incentives on 2022 Reservations

African Travel Safaris is pulling out all the stops with great travel advisor incentives, fantastic itineraries and enhanced experiences for your clients.

U.S. Beats U.K. to Become South Africa’s Top Overseas Market

The U.S. overtook the U.K. to become South Africa’s top overseas tourist market last year, according to a new report released by South African Tourism.

Families Spoiled For Choice on MSC World Europa

A room to celebrate Legos, seven Virtual Reality (VR) stations, 50 video games, drone relay races and X-Factor style dance contests are just a few of the family-friendly activities available on MSC World Europa.
South African flag

South Africa Lifts COVID-19 Mandates, Thailand Eases Rules

South Africa lifts all COVID-19 restrictions, including indoor mask mandates, limiting the size of gatherings and port of entry vaccination requirements, while Thailand drops its mask mandate and "Thailand Pass".
mac cruises

MSC Bellissima Heads to Mediterranean & MSC World Europa’s Culinary Treats

MSC Cruises adds MSC Bellissima to its Mediterranean summer program and spills the beans on culinary delights on MSC World Europa.
AmaWaterways AmaDahlia

AmaWaterways to Add Second Ship in Egypt in 2024

AmaWaterways has announced plans to launch AmaLilia, a second river cruise ship in Egypt in 2024.
Abu Dhabi

Avanti Helps Advisors Sell Abu Dhabi, Offers Perks

Avanti Destinations and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DTC) have launched a joint campaign to help advisors sell independent and custom group travel to Abu Dhabi City.
Rosewood Red Sea Resort

Rosewood Red Sea Resort Coming to Saudi Arabia

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts' new Rosewood Red Sea resort will debut in 2023 on Shura Island in Saudi Arabia.
Old Jerusalem, Israel at Dusk

Israel Drops COVID Testing for U.S. Travelers

U.S. travelers to Israel will no longer have to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport.
new itineraries

Seabourn Unveils New Itineraries

Seabourn has unveiled new itineraries to Arabia & India, Asia, South Pacific, Australia & New Zealand aboard Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Odyssey.

Kempinski Hotels Opens First Property in Israel

Kempinski Hotels opens The David Kempinski Tel Aviv, the brand's 80th global opening and the first property in Israel.

Goway Expands with New Middle East Travel Options

Goway is expanding its Middle East travel options with the launch of new vacation packages in Qatar.

Experience Tanzania on 7-Day FAM

Explore Tanzania on this 7-day FAM trip, which visits the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara and learn how safe going on an African safari is.
qatar airways

Qatar Airways Restores Services to African Destinations

As travel restrictions ease, Qatar Airways is restoring its services to all its African destinations including Windhoek on June 25, 2022.
women's expeditions

Women’s Expeditions Returns with Redesigned Tours with Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is reimagining its Women’s Expeditions tour range, which has been on hiatus since early 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic.

Explore the Nile River

You can now explore the Nile aboard the first class MS Carnival cruise boat during this Affordable Egypt FAM with Sunny Land Tours.
Dead Sea

Israel to Open for All Travelers March 1

Tourists will be permitted to enter Israel, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike, subject to undergoing two PCR tests (prior to departure and after landing).