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Chile Eases on Entry Requirements

Chile has updated the Protected Borders Plan because the country has reported very low Covid-19 infection rates.
New Year

Puerto Rico to Host First Spanish Language Countdown for ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’...

Discover Puerto Rico announced today that the “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022” celebration will feature the show’s first-ever Spanish language countdown with Puerto Rico as the inaugural host destination.

Travelopia USA Takes Over Exodus Travels

Effective as of Oct. 4, 2021, USTOA active member Travelopia USA has announced that they will now operate the Exodus Travels brand in the USA.

Karisma Hosts Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Awards

Karisma Hotels & Resorts hosted the 14th Annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Awards honoring the brand’s top performing travel advisors.
Voyages by Kensington Tours

The New Voyages by Kensington Tours Offers Personalized Experiences

Today Kensington Tours launched of Voyages by Kensington Tours for travelers who seek uniquely personalized travel experiences.
the travel institute

The Travel Institute Reports Increase in Travel Advisor Careers

The Travel Institute is reporting a 36 percent increase in TRIPKIT introductory training applicants this year over the same period during 2020.
cruise planners

Cruise Planners Launches New Initiatives

Cruise Planners is hosting its 2021 convention on Oct. 2-6, 2021; in anticipation to the convention, the media received a sneak peek of new initiatives.
Royal Caribbean Group

VIPA, Royal Caribbean Group Partner to Improve USVI Tourism Product

VIPA and Royal Caribbean Group have partnered to revitalize the USVI's cruise industry, developing infrastructure and attractions.
Tradewind Voyages

Tradewind Voyages — 15 Percent Commission & Free Cruise

Tradewind Voyages has officially launched its Caribbean program. In conjunction, it's offering 15 percent commission and the chance to win a free cruise. 

VisitScotland Helps Buyers and Businesses Reconnect Despite Covid-19

VisitScotland is launching a new travel trade platform—Discover Scotland 2022—a new event series, comprising an online business-to-business event with five regional showcases. Discover Scotland 2022 is a new event series, comprising an online business-to-business event with five regional showcases. 
American Queen Voyages

American Queen Steamboat Company Becomes American Queen Voyages

American Queen Steamboat Company has changed its name to American Queen Voyages, merging American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines. 
summer vacation

“What Did You Do on Your Summer Vacation?”

Travel Experts, one of the leading Host Agencies with a focus on luxury travel, asked their members, "What did you do on summer vacation?"
travel insurance

Travel Insurance Demand Soars Due to Pandemic

New data shows that a growing number of travelers are turning to travel insurance to protect their vacation investments.

Underrepresented Travelers: A Study on U.S. Hispanics’ Travel

MMGY Global's findings from its latest study on underrepresented travelers, Vistas Latinas: A Landmark Study on U.S. Travelers of Hispanic Descent.
Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Unveils Regent Suite

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has revealed details of its new Regent Suite aboard new ship Seven Seas Grandeur, scheduled to sail in Nov. 2023.
club med university

New Club Med University Training Program

The new Club Med University for travel advisors gives advisors the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of Club Med through a dedicated training program.

MSC Group Reaffirms Commitment to Sustainability

The cruise division of MSC Group reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by pledging to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.

Discover the Galapagos Highlands

On this 8-day Discover the Galapagos Highlands FAM itinerary advisors will explore Quito and the Galapagos Islands.

Tour Peru with Tara Tours FAM

Tara Tours is offering a 7-day FAM trip to Peru for travel advisors to explore Lima, Cuzco, the Urubamba Valley and Machu Picchu.
expo dubai

Expo Dubai FAM with TWC Holidays

TWC Holidays is sponsoring a FAM to Expo Dubai 2020 on Nov. 25, 2021, which includes five nights' accommodations in 5 star hotels.