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Travel Advisors React to New CDC Cruise Guidance

The CDC updated its guidance on COVID-19 and cruise ship travel. We reached out to our travel advisor community to see how your clients are reacting to this update.

Israel Reopens Borders to International Travelers

Starting on Sunday, Jan. 9, Israel will be reopening its borders to all international travelers, meaning U.S. and Canadian travelers can freely.
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MGM Resorts’ New Rewards Program

MGM Resorts is rolling out its revamped loyalty rewards program, MGM Rewards, on Feb 1, 2022.
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Earn More Bonus TRIP Points with Journese

Journese is offering a new travel advisor incentive that rewards travel advisors with 500 Bonus TRIP Points for every new booking.

G Adventures’ G-Normous Agent Incentive is Back

G Adventures is kicking off 2022 with the return of G-Normous, its biggest agent incentive of the year.

New CEO for St. Kitts Tourism Authority

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority announced the appointment of Ellison “Tommy” Thompson as CEO.

Puerto Rico Updates Safety Protocols Due to COVID Surge

With the surge in COVID cases, Puerto Rico has once again enhanced its safety protocols and travel entry guidelines.
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Viking Octantis is Delivered

Viking announced it has taken delivery of Viking Octantis, the company’s first of two new purpose-built expedition ships. 
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Puerto Rico Cancels In-Person New Year’s Celebration

Puerto Rico has canceled the live in-person event for its planned New Year's Eve celebration, which will be the first Spanish, globally, broadcast New Year's countdown, due to the rising Covid cases.

G Adventures: First to Explore the Trans Bhutan Trail

G Adventures has been selected as the first group adventure tour operator to lead a group when the trail launches to the public.
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MSC Cruises’ Cruise with Confidence Program to Run Through Summer 2022

MSC Cruises' Cruise with Confidence program that confirms its health & safety protocol, will apply to all sailings through summer 2022.
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Avoya Travel Shares Enhancements & Developments

Avoya Travel hosted the 2021 Avoya Conference last week. During the conference, Avoya leadership shared more about their new partnership with Certares.

Earn 22 Percent Commission with Virgin Voyages

Advisors, you can now earn 22 percent commission in 2022 when booking Virgin Voyages during Wave Season, plus your clients will save 20 percent off.

Aruba’s New Service Eliminates PCR Result Wait Time

Aruba has launched a new service that eliminates the need to make travelers wait for their PCR test results to be manually verified as well as the need to upload test certificates.
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St. Kitts & Nevis Update Entry Requirements for Air & Cruise Travelers

Effective Dec. 11, 2021, fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air into St. Kitts & Nevis are no longer required to test upon arrival or quarantine for 24-hours while awaiting test results.

USTOA — Positivity as We Step Into 2022

A glance at the results of the recent USTOA Active Members survey gives an indication that travel for 2022 is looking up.

Anguilla Updates Entry Protocols for Day Trippers

Anguilla has announced new protocols as she reopens her borders to day trippers and passengers on one-day cruise excursions to the island. 

AMG Hosts 2022 Conference in Las Vegas

The American Marketing Group (AMG) will be hosting its 2022 Global Travel Market conference at the Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World.
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Travel Advisor Incentive with Journese & AMR Collection Resorts

Journese announces its latest travel advisor incentive, together with AMR Collection Resorts, where travel advisors earn 500 Bonus TRIP Points.

Earn a Free Flight to Madeira

Inovtravel and Madeira Promotion Bureau have an opportunity for travel advisors to experience Madeira firsthand with a buy-one-get-one sale on non-stop flights from New York to the Madeira Islands.