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Tourism Destination Information
Destination information helpful to the travel community, making traveling easier, safer and more efficient, while making the best vacation possible. Current destination details to save time and money and stress when traveling.

Luxury Tourism
Luxury tourism ideas, news and information for corporate rewards, VIP services, lounges, private charters and jet shares, and luxury perks available.

Marketing and Promotion Tips to Promote Travel and Tourism Business
Marketing and promotion tips to increase travel and tourism business and profits. How to use social and interactive media to enhance networking and keeping your clientele happy.

Special and niche travel and tourism for groups and individuals
Finding travel and tourism for niche groups and special interest clients can be a lucrative business. How to build your clientele with special interest tours for individuals and groups and what tour operators specialize in niche travel.

Q&A with Contiki Vacations CEO Casper Urhammer
Contiki has been selling travel to 18-35 year-olds since before it was cool. See what the new CEO has in store for the company's future.

Gordon Ramsay In Asia
Fiesty Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay will expand his restaurant empire to Asia in 2014.

Private Luxury Train Travel in the United States
Consider holding a corporate function or entertaining on a moving train car surrounded with luxury. Meeting planners looking for an unmatched venue with a unique luxury experience for business or pleasure should take a closer look at private rail car travel.

Developing Religious and Spiritual Travel Business
Faith based and spiritual travel is an increasingly large market for travel professionals to consider. Training and education to market these groups can be obtained though many sources. With the desire to work hard and knowledge of these groups the rewards may be substantial.

Carnival Cruise Lines' American FEAST and American TABLE
Carnival Cruise Lines American FEAST and American TABLE bring new dining concepts to the lines' main dining room.

JetBlue's premium Mint service expands to Boston in 2016
JetBlue's Mint expands to Boston in 2016, bringing with it the signature Mint premium service.

Trigger Point Massager by BackJoy
BackJoy's Trigger Point Massager is a simple too for back pain relief.

Celebrity Cruises Offers an Array of European Itineraries for 2016
Celebrity Cruises extends its European offerings with new itineraries, destinations and overnights for the 2016 season.

Harmony of the Seas Sneak Peak
First peak at Harmony of the Seas by Royal Caribbean.

Regent Hotels & Resorts expands in Asia
Regent Hotels & Resorts is returning to its roots with Asia expansion plans in China and Indonesia.

AAA Five Diamond Award List for 2015
Did your fave hotel make the cut or get cut? Read the 2015 AAA Five Diamond List.

Becoming an Independent Travel Agent
Becoming an independent travel agent can still be a very profitable business to consider. According to a study by ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), and NACTA ((National Association of Career Travel Agents), 57 percent of independent travel agents saw an increase in sales in 2010, even with the downturned economy.

Cancun offers new attractions for the spring break crowd.
Cancun's appeal for the spring break crowd is legendary. But it's acclaimed attractions are enticing any time of year.

E-Bike Through Switzerland
A guide for e-biking through Switzerland.

A guide to hiking in Switzerland.
A guide to hiking in Switzerland

Take the Secret Garden Tour at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
A Secret Garden Tour beckons in the middle of Kapalua's bustling tourist strip.

Continuing Education
Continuing education is an enormous factor in keeping current in travel procedures and global tourism. There is education for travel destinations, accounting, airline regulations, tour companies, on-line cruise and tour operator web sites.

Careers
Travel and tourism employment opportunities for the job seeker and staffing and personnel issues are discussed along with tips and techniques from the field. Profiles, people and announcements from the travel field are entertained.

Glossary
Travel and tourism terms and phrases. Pertinent and current words concerning the travel industry and regulatory agencies for the travel and tourism industry.

Hotels and Resorts
Reports and information for new, renovated or existing hotel or resort properties worldwide.

Onboard Activities on the S.S. Legacy
Onboard activities on the S.S. Legacy include galley tours, geology lectures, poker tournaments, galley tours and yoga classes.

Walla Walla, Washington
Fort Walla Walla Museum showcases life in the 19th century Northwest settler era.

Astoria Oregon
Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon highlights the maritime history of the treacherous Columbia River bar.

Historic Downtown Astoria
Historic Astoria Oregon features Victorian buildings, cafes, galleries and landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places.

All-Inclusive Travel
Un-Cruise Adventures offers a number of inclusions in its cruise fare.

Dining Aboard the S.S. Legacy
Dining aboard the S.S. Legacy. Tourism.

Un-Cruise Adventures Excels with its Columbia River Journeys
Un-Cruise Adventures leads the field with its immersive Columbia River cruise itineraries.

Jet Boat Through Snake River's Hells Canyon
A jet boat ride on the Snake River's Hells Canyon is a highlight of Un-Cruise Adventures' Legacy of Discovery itinerary.

Hells Canyon on the Snake River offers wildlife viewing and ancient petroglyphs.
Hells Canyon on the Snake River through Idaho, Washington and Oregon offers wildlife, native American sites and ancient petroglyphs.

Fishing on the Snake River
Fishing season on the Snake River through Hells Canyon provides the chance to catch giant white sturgeon, steelhead trout and Chinook salmon.

Walla Walla Wineries
Walla Walla Washington is known for its many wineries. They include Dunham Cellars and Three Rivers Winery.

The Eastern Columbia River Gorge
The Maryhill Museum and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center are two highlights of the eastern Columbia River Gorge.

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center marks the spot where the explorers first saw the Pacific Ocean. Exhibits chronicle the journey of the Corps of Discovery.

Columbia River Dams
Dams on the Columbia River have severely decreased the salmon population.

The Columbia River landscape includes gorges, waterfalls and mountains.
Columbia river landscape includes gorges, waterfalls and volcanic mountains.

The S.S. Legacy accommodates 88 passengers in 45 staterooms.
Un-Cruise Adventures' S.S. Legacy accommodates 88 passengers in 45 staterooms.

Guests of the S.S. Legacy board the ship in Portland.
Guests of the S.S. Legacy board the ship in Portland.

Public Areas Aboard S.S. Legacy
Un-Cruise Adventures offers Legacy of Discovery itinerary on the Columbia River.

Cruising the Columbia River Gorge stretch of the Columbia River
The Columbia River's series of locks includes the Bonneville Dam, an historic landmark.

Multnomah Falls is the tallest in Oregon
The Columbia River Gorge is filled with waterfalls. The tallest is Multnomah Falls, which is also the second-tallest year-round falls in the US.

Bedrooms
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

Dining Room
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

Traditional Peruvian Dinner
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

Pisco Sour
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

The Stained Glass Parlour
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

The 1950's Bar
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

Outdoor Courtyard
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

A Tour of Lima's Elegant Past
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

Grand Salon
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

History of the Home
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

Lima Hostess, Exclusive Setting
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

Lima Hostess, Exclusive Setting
Photo tour and description of an exclusive dinner in one of Lima's historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

Napa Valley Restaurant Month Returns for fifth year
Napa Valley Restaurant Month returns with special dining values at Michelin-starred and celebrity eateries.

Best choices on Maui for foodies and spa lovers.
Maui is a melting pot of food and wine tours and pampering spa treatments. Here's some of the island's best offerings.

All about the Cruise Lines International Association or CLIA
The Cruise Lines International Association, or CLIA, is one of the cruise industry's leading trade groups. .

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Take a photo tour of the Palms Casino Resort's unique Las Vegas suites.
Take a look at some of the wildest suites in Las Vegas in this photo gallery of the Palms Casino Resort. Included are the fHot Pink Suite, the Kingpin Suite, Erotic Suite and Two Story Sky Villa.

Best Websites for Tourism and Travel Information
About.com offers dozens of Web sites created and maintained by experts in tourist destinations, travel services, foreign customs and cuisines, tourism specialities and other subjects of interest to travel agents, consultants, trip planners, vacationers and other travelers.

Global Tourism Issues
Information necessary to travel including weather issues, federal regulations, one being the Travel Promotion Act and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. How the economy affects the travel industry including currency conversions.

Marriott Vacation Club Grande Ocean Hilton Head, South Carolina
Overview of Marriott Vacations Worldwide and its three brands.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Marriott's three Vacation Ownership brands have come a long way. Here's what you should know before planning your next trip.

Grand Residences by Marriott
Overview of Marriott Vacations Worldwide and its three brands.

Marriott Vacation Club Frenchman's Cove USVI
Photo and description of Marriott Vacation Club Frenchman's Cove USVI

Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Overview of Marriott Vacations Worldwide and its three brands.

Grand Residence Club Lake Tahoe
Overview of Marriott Vacations Worldwide and its three brands.

Marriott Vacation Club Marbella Club Costa del Sol, Spain
Photo and description of Marriott Vacation Club Marbella Club Costa del Sol, Spain

Marriott Vacation Club Oceana Palms Singer Island, Florida
Photo of Marriott Vacation Club Oceana Palms Singer Island, Florida

Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Overview of Marriott Vacations Worldwide and its three brands.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Marriott's three Vacation Ownership brands have come a long way. Here's what you should know before planning your next trip.

AAA Four Diamond Resort Hotels Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit
AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts in Mexico's Central Pacific Coastal region near Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita are turning Banderas Bay and the Riviera Nayarit into the top tourist areas in Jalisco and Nayarit. U

Official government tourism boards of Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Tourism boards of Honduras, Nicaragua and Honduras provide invaluable help for the travel planner.

Travel Agents' News and Information
Contains pertinent information for both store front travel agencies and on-line travel sites. Includes news and useful tourism knowledge to help increase profits, and stay informed for their customers' safety and pleasure.

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Hotel and Car Rental Loyalty Programs: Benefits
One of the incentives of being a travel agent is being rewarded by vendors for a substantial number of reservations, better known as loyalty programs for both agents and travelers. Loyalty programs benefit travel professionals as well as the individual traveling.

Elvis Returns to Vegas with Historic New Exhibit, Shows
Elvis Presley Graceland exhibit and live shows bring the King back to his former Vegas stomping grounds.

North American National Boards of Travel and Tourism
Boards of Travel and Tourism in Mexico, Canada and the US assist travel industry professionals in marketing North American vacation destinations.

Updated fam trip listings for travel agents
Want to learn about (or promote) current travel agent fam opportunities? Keep tabs with our list.

Japan's Official Tourism and Travel Boards
Japan's official tourism boards cover national and regional destinations, and are a great resource for travel planners.

Tourism Boards: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea's tourism boards are an invaluable trip planning resource.

Florida AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts for 2014
Links to every AAA recommended Four Diamond hotel and resort in Florida.

Florida AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts for 2014
Links to every AAA recommended Four Diamond hotel and resort in Florida.

Florida AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts for 2014
Links to every AAA recommended Four Diamond hotel and resort in Florida.

Florida AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts for 2014
Links to every AAA recommended Four Diamond hotel and resort in Florida.

Florida AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts for 2014
Links to every AAA recommended Four Diamond hotel and resort in Florida.

Florida AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts
Complete list of Florida's AAA Four Diamond hotels and resorts for 2013.

Florida AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts
Complete list of Florida's AAA Four Diamond hotels and resorts for 2013.

Florida AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts
Complete list of Florida's AAA Four Diamond hotels and resorts for 2013.

Florida AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts
Complete list of Florida's AAA Four Diamond hotels and resorts for 2013.

Florida AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Resorts
Complete list of Florida's AAA Four Diamond hotels and resorts for 2013.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2014
A list of California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas for 2013.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2014
A list of California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas for 2013.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2014
A list of California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas for 2013.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2014
A list of California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas for 2013.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2014
A list of California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas for 2013.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2014
A list of California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas for 2013.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2014
A list of California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas for 2013.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2014
A list of California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas for 2013.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2014
A list of California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas for 2013.

Cruise Industry Passenger Bill of Rights
CLIA adops the Cruise Industry Passenger Bill of Rights

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas
California is the most visited state in the U.S. Its extensive array of AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas offer something for every traveler.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas
California is the most visited state in the U.S. Its extensive array of AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas offer something for every traveler.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas
California is the most visited state in the U.S. Its extensive array of AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas offer something for every traveler.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas
California is the most visited state in the U.S. Its extensive array of AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas offer something for every traveler.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas
California is the most visited state in the U.S. Its extensive array of AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas offer something for every traveler.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas
California is the most visited state in the U.S. Its extensive array of AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas offer something for every traveler.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas
California is the most visited state in the U.S. Its extensive array of AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas offer something for every traveler.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas
California is the most visited state in the U.S. Its extensive array of AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas offer something for every traveler.

California AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas
California is the most visited state in the U.S. Its extensive array of AAA Four Diamond Hotels, Resorts and Spas offer something for every traveler.

Selling Clothing-Optional Vacations
There are all sorts of travel customers and some just like to have clothing optional, or be able to take it all off, when on vacation. There are clothing optional resorts, nudist resorts or naturist resorts. While on the other hand there are lifestyle resorts or swinger clubs.

AAA Five Diamond Award List 2014
Did your fave hotel make the cut? AAA Five Diamond award list for 2014.

What Are Travel Agent Familiarization Trips?
Familiarization trips, or loosely called “fam” trips in the travel agency world, can be a great learning tool for travel agents and meeting planners. As airlines tighten their belts and cut costs, they do not offer the travel agent deals of past decades, but there are training trips still available for agents.

Best South Korean Tourism Websites for Travel Pros
Top web resources for South Korea travelers

Breaking Into the Luxury Travel Market
Many travel agents wish they could break into the luxury travel market. What does it take to start selling world luxury cruises, Arctic treks, or luxury African safaris? The answer is networking among the right groups and education. Some of this requires a financial investment, but agents can start learning at no cost.

Future of Global Distribution for Airline Travel
Imagine if every airline used a separate reservation system to distribute flight information, instead of the familiar global distribution systems (GDS) in place now. Individuals and travel professionals would have to compare flight costs on every reservation page or call each airline separately. This would make the price comparison procedure a time consuming and defeating practice.

Travel Agents Utilizing Airfare Consolidators
Travel agents often use consolidators to find lower airfares for their customers, while adding more profit for the travel agency. With so many consolidators to choose from, an agent needs to be discerning when choosing a consolidator to work with.

South America's Tourism Boards Are Key Resources for Travelers
Government tourism offices in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador and the Falkland Islands help the travel industry do business in their countries.

Tourism Trade Associations for Travel Pros
The company you keep can make or break your travel business. Here's some key associations to know about and join.

Tourism Trade Associations for Travel Pros
The company you keep can make or break your travel business. Here's some key associations to know about and join.

The Italian Concierge: Tour Operator Profile
The Italian Concierge is an award-winning custom tour designer specializing in Italy. Owner Joyce Falcone has over 20 years of trip planning experience.

The Women's Travel Group is a market leader
Women are a specialty niche when it comes to travel. The Women's Travel Group has decades of experience developing tours for fit every interest.

GOGO Vacations is a leading global travel wholesaler.
GOGO Worldwide Vacations is a global travel wholesaler known for innovative training, marketing and booking programs to help travel agents sell.

Cancun's Moon Palace Targets Family Luxury Market
Cancun's Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort offers three distinct sections, Sunrise, Nizuc and Moon Grand, designed for the luxury family market

FIT Tourism Definition
What does the term FIT mean in travel and tourism?

Frank Del Rio leads executive team at NCL.
Frank Del Rio's career in the cruise industry has spanned cruise lines and market segments. Now he helms Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania and Regent.

Stay in touch while cruising with NCL iConcierge App
Norwegian Cruise Line's iConcierge App offers real-time info plus calls and texts that won't break the bank. Download before you leave port.

Cancun Moves Toward Sustainability
Cancun ramps up sustainability efforts.

Cvent Lists Best Meeting Hotels
Cvent's annual Top 100 Hotel list ranks the most popular MICE venues in the country.

Randy Alleyne brings changes to GOGO Vacations.
GoGo Vacations' new CEO is making changes to increase travel agent commissions, education and efficiency.

Visit California is the official organization in charge of promoting tourism to the state.
Visit California is the official resource for researching, planning, and coordinating travel to the Golden State.

Global Report on Adventure Tourism is Industry Standard
The UNWTO Global Report on Adventure Tourism is the first-ever global study of the growing adventure travel sector.

Guests on American Cruise Line Cruise Local Eat Local
American Cruise Lines' Cruise Local. Eat Local. program brings sustainable, local and fresh fare to small ship cruises in the US.

Current Rules, Regulations on How to Travel to Cuba Now
All you need to know about travel to Cuba right now.

Marriott's Hotel Cotton House offers luxury in historic Barcelona
Marriott's boutique Hotel Cotton House brings luxury to an historic Barcelona setting.

About.com Tourism Guide - Resources for the Travel and Tourism industry
Where to find the top industry news, trends, selling tips, destination, hotel, tour and marketing information for the global travel and tourism professionals.

Marriott's Moxy Brand Expands in Europe
Moxy Hotels by Marriott International is expanding throughout Europe.

Tour Cuba by Mega-Yacht with IST
Tour operator IST's People to People tour of Cuba aboard a mega-yacht is a great introduction to the island nation.

Sail Away Holiday Stress Aboard a Disney Holiday Cruise
Disney brings its special magic to the high seas during the holiday season with themed Holiday Cruises.

Six Senses CEO on Douro River and other expansion plans.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas are expanding their unique wellness concept globally.

Sandals Resorts attract honeymoon and romance travelers year after year.
Sandals Resorts are consistent favorites with honeymooners and other romance travelers.

AAA Five Diamond Award List for 2016
Did your fave hotel make the cut or get cut? Read the 2016 AAA Five Diamond List.

A Guide to Military Travel Discount Rates
A guide to military discounts from travel and tourism companies.

Beauty Scoop Nutritional Powder is the Secret Weapon of Travelers
Beauty Scoop helps improve hair, skin and nails on the cellular level.

Gift ideas for the road warriors on your list.
Curated list of gift ideas for intrepid travelers.

Brett Lauren Bracelets make great gifts for your travel buddies
Give a Brett Lauren bracelet to your favorite travel companion. It's a stylish gift for a good cause.

Never get hungry on the road again. Check out these great road snacks.
Be road-wise not road-weary when you travel. Take along these snacks for all ages.

Velas Resorts' Winning Strategy
Juan Vela from Mexico's Velas Resorts shares the brand's success strategies and future plans.

Royal Caribbean's New Sustainability Pact
Royal Caribbean and WWF make a pact in the Philippines.

Royalton Valentine's Day Special sets hearts afire.
Royalton NYC is offering a Valentine's promotion capitalizing on its famous fireplaces.

Lava Lava Beach Club Opens at Kauai Shores
The newest renovation at Aqua Hotels' Kauai Shores is the addition of the popular Lava Lava Beach Club.

Kimpton Stay In Venture Out
Kimpton properties in Southern California are offering a new program for business travelers.

Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa earns top TripAdvisor Honor
Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa is named a top 25 hotel in Mexico by TripAdvisor.

LUXTRADA Bikin Sandal
LUXTRADA's Bikin sandal can be customized with crystals, pearls and gold chains to complement every bikini in your wardrobe.

Piper by IControl Networks
Piper by Icontrol Networks takes the hassle and worry out of leaving your home for the holidays. It's a security system you monitor easily from your smartphone.

Mountain Collective Ski Pass
The Mountain Collective Ski Pass offers two full days of skiing at the best resorts in the west. It's perfect for the ski buffs on your Christmas list.

Chelsea Flower Show headlines Insight Vacations tour.
Famed Chelsea Flower Show highlights 10-day Insight Vacations tour from London to the Loire.

Norwegian Cruise Line's Drew Madsen
Andy Stuart took over from Drew Madsen in early 2015 at NCL. Few industry observers were surprised.

Tourism Industry Nepal Earthquake Relief Donations
Tour operators and tourism companies are making a move to help Nepal's earthquake disaster relief.

Dancing with the Stars Theme Cruises on Holland America Line
Details on the Dancing with the Stars theme cruises and programs on Holland America Line

Great Holiday Getaways: You Can Still Have One
It's not too late for that great holiday getaway.

UE Roll by Ultimate Ears
UE Roll by Ultimate Ears is a small mobile speaker designed to deliver great sound while traveling.

FIGat7th TASTE Food Hall and Restaurants
Downtown L.A.'s FIGat7th TASTE Food Hall and Restaurants offer an array of dining options for visitors. They're highlighted in a new video series.

Charge on the Go with the MightyPurse Collection
The Mighty Purse collection includes stylish purses with built-in phone chargers and adaptors.

Znzi Travel Pillow
The Znzi Travel Pillow rolls into different shapes, so you can sleep on those long plane and car rides.

Ice Mule Portable Ice Cooler
The IceMule is an innovative new portable ice cooler that combines the functionality of a hard-sided ice chest with the convenience of a back pack.

Visit the Modern-Day Mayan World
The Mayan world extended beyond Mexico's Yucatan. Cultural sites in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and El Salvador becken with Mayan treasures as well.

The Mundo Maya: Facts for Visitors
The Mundo Maya stretches across five countries and includes 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here's what you should know.

Visit the Modern-Day Mayan World
The Mayan world extended beyond Mexico's Yucatan. Cultural sites in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and El Salvador becken with Mayan treasures as well.

Selling Peru
Peru's appeal continues to evolve. Here's what you should know to decide it it's the right choice for your next international trip.

Panama's cultural heritage adds to its unique appeal.
Panama's rich cultural heritage is one of its prime draws. Few countries share the same unique mix of indigenous and European influences.

Peruvian Amazon: Plan Your Visit
Peru's Amazon is no longer reserved for the hard-core adventure seekers. Enhanced tours and luxury cruises make it an option for every type of traveler.

Panama's adventure travel offerings hold unique appeal.
Panama's biodiversity, rich indigenous cultural influences and protected regions make it a magnet for adventure travelers.

Panama's biodiversity makes it a haven for eco-tourists
Panama is a haven for eco-travel enthusiasts and it's easy to understand why. Bordered by two ocans, it's one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet.

Panama boasts beaches on two oceans, and much more.
Beaches on two oceans and islands that time forgot. It's all part of Panama's appeal.

Q&A: Villa del Palmar GM
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is the premier property on the Sea of Cortez. And GM Sixto Navarro intends to keep it that way.

Panama City has become the primary tourist hub of Central America.
Panama City's attractions continue to entice global visitors for world-class museums, hotels and shopping.

Berlin Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Fall of the Wall
Berlin Wall 25th anniversary museums, exhibits and attractions.

Viking Longship Cruises are the most popular river cruises in Europe.
Viking Longship Cruises continue to top the charts in popularity on European rivers such as the Danube, Rhine, and Main.

What Is MICE Travel?
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions are big money-makers for travel professionals. Here's what you should know.

Norwegian's Ultimate Dining Package
Norwegian Cruise Line's Ultimate Dining Package offers more choices for passengers.

Adventure Tourism is a growing global niche.
Analysis of the findings of the Adventure Tourism Market Study of 2013.

Tourist Highlights of California's Central Coast
California's Central Coast is scenic, historic, and worth a special visit.

AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Quintana Roo, Mexico
A list of the AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Quintana Roo, Mexico state for 2013

List of Destination Marketing Organizations
Destination Marketing Organizations are in charge of

List of 20 most expensive hotels worldwide
Travelmag.com's Top 20 Most Expensive Hotels list includes luxury wilderness lodges, fishing camps and island getaways.

The BAUERs in Venice Offers Biennale and Film Festival Packages
The BAUERs Collection in Venice offers a Red Carpet Experience for guests during the Venice Film Festival.

Travel to Hawaii: Iconic Ads on Display at Royal Hawaiian
An exhibit at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, highlights photos and ads from the Matson Navigation Company archives.

Explore England's Lake District National Park
An English Collection suggests a number of inspiring itineraries, including one in the Lake District National Park.

An English Collection
An English Collection offers ideas, suggestions and itineraries for those looking for unique British getaways.

Profile of Korean Air
Korean Air is a top 20 airline with the largest Transpacific service from the Americas.

Korean Air B747-8 Intercontinental Aircraft
Korean Air Welcomes its First B747-8 Intercontinental Aircraft

The BAUERs Hotel Collection consists of four distinctive Venetian properties.
The BAUERs is the only privately-owned luxury hotel collection in Venice. Four unique properties offer luxury, tradtion and cultural immersion.

Los Cabos Tourism Board's Ruben Reachi talks about luxury growth.
The new managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board talks luxury, privacy and celebrities in the high-end Pacific coast enclave.

Dining at Palms Casino Resort
Palms Casino Resort's refreshes its culinary offerings and there's something for everyone.

Auberge du Soleil's latest renovations enhance its luxury
Auberge du Solei is an iconic getaway in the legendary Napa Valley. Michelin-starred dining, natural spring soaking pools and renovated rooms await visitors.

Wellness Vacations in Switzerland
Wellness is more than a wish in Switzerland. Take a look at what the country has to offer.

Culinary Tours on Collette
Collette offers new culinary-themed tours.

Beach Vacations in Switzerland
A guide to beach vacations in Switzerland.

Alpina Gstaad Joins Swiss Deluxe Hotels
Alpina Gstaad Joins Swiss Deluxe Hotels

Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, stops to enjoy the lush landscape at Akaka Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island.
Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, stops to enjoy the lush landscape at Akaka Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island.

Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, takes in the view at Akaka Falls with the Google Street View Trekker.
Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, takes in the view at Akaka Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island, with the Google Street View Trekker.

Street View Operations Leads Jill North and Chris Fiock, assemble the Trekker at ‘Akaka Falls with Rob Pacheco and Jason Cohn of Hawaii Forest & Trail
Street View Operations Leads Jill North and Chris Fiock, assemble the Trekker at ‘Akaka Falls with Rob Pacheco and Jason Cohn of Hawaii Forest & Trail

Street View Operations Leads Chris Fiock and Jill North, explain to Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, how to operate the Trekker’s Android at Pololu Valley
Street View Operations Leads Chris Fiock and Jill North explain to Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, how to operate the Trekker’s Android at Pololu Valley

Street View Operations Leads Chris Fiock and Jill North (right) hand the Trekker off to Jaci Matsuo of HVCB and Rob Pacheco and Jason Cohn of Hawaii Forest & Trail, at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Street View Operations Leads Chris Fiock and Jill North (right) hand the Trekker off to Jaci Matsuo of HVCB and Rob Pacheco and Jason Cohn of Hawaii Forest & Trail, at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Street View Operations Lead Chris Fiock (right) teaches Jaci Matsuo of HVCB and Rob Pacheco of Hawaii Forest & Trail how to operate the Trekker’s Android device at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Street View Operations Lead Chris Fiock (right) teaches Jaci Matsuo of HVCB and Rob Pacheco of Hawaii Forest & Trail how to operate the Trekker’s Android device at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Street View Operations Leads Jill North and Chris Fiock, help Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, put on the Trekker at 'Aaka Falls
Street View Operations Leads Jill North and Chris Fiock helped Rob Pacheco put on the Trekker at Akaka Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island.

Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, with the Street View Trekker takes in the view at Pololu Valley’s Awini Trail.
Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, with the Street View Trekker takes in the view at Pololu Valley’s Awini Trail.

Carson Magoon, of Hawaii Forest & Trail, with the Street View Trekker at Pololu Valley on Hawaii, the Big Island.
Carson Magoon, of Hawaii Forest & Trail, with the Street View Trekker at Pololu Valley on Hawaii, the Big Island.

Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, with the Street View Trekker walks the beach at Pololu Valley on Hawaii, the Big Island.
Rob Pacheco with the Google Street View Trekker on the beach at Pololu Valley on Hawaii, the Big Island.

New Fodor Guidebooks for 2014
Overview of Fodor's best new travel guide books for 2014.

New Fodor Guidebooks for 2014
Overview of Fodor's best new travel guide books for 2014.

New Fodor Guidebooks for 2014
Overview of Fodor's best new travel guide books for 2014.

New Fodor Guidebooks for 2014
Overview of Fodor's best new travel guide books for 2014.

Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, walks across hardened lava at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with the Google Street View Trekker.
Rob Pacheco, President of Hawaii Forest & Trail, walks across hardened lava at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with the Google Street View Trekker.

Windstar Cruises Introduces Two Luxury Power Yachts
Luxury line Windstar Cruises adds new ships for voyages in Europe, the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
The Global Code of Ethics for Tourism should be adapted on an international basis, according to the UNWTO.

Whale Shark Season in Cancun
Cancun welcomes the whale sharks back each May, offering visitors the chance to swim with the gentle giants!

Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort Opens
Grand Hyatt expands into Mexico with opening of Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort

Last-Minute Cruises for Memorial Day Weekend
Royal Caribbean's last-minute cruise deals are perfect for Memorial Day Weekend getaways.

Nepal Earthquake Kills Thousands Strands Tourists
Damage tolls from Nepal's massive April 2015 earthquake continue to rise.

How You Can Help the Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort
Guide to helping the Nepal earthquake relief effort

Incentive Houses are companies that offer incentive programs to businessses.
Incentivize your travel business. Learn what Incentive Houses do.

How the Nepal Earthquake Will Affect Tourism
Nepal's massive earthquake in April 2015 may have lasting effects on tourism.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel 50th Celebrations
The iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel celebrates her 50th anniversary this year.

Tauck Launches New Ships and Itins
Tauck expands in Europe with new river cruise ships, itineraries and dining programs.

Pre and Post-Cruise Options from Avanti Destinations
Avanti Destinations is making a push for your pre and post-cruise business. New programs in Europe and South America make for a seamless vacation.

A&K Connections offer signature luxury for a lower price.
A&K Connections are lower-priced but still luxurious options from a leading tour operator. .

Luxury Tour Op Cox & Kings adds to lineup
Luxury tour operator Cox & Kings offers travel options by train, plane and even bike.

Celebrity Cruises and Top Chef extend popular programming
Celebrity Cruises will continue its popular Top Chef at Sea itineraries through 2016.

Carnival Journeys Offer Longer Cruises to Exotic Ports
Carnival Journeys launch this fall. Longer journeys, exotic destinations and customized shipboard experience departing from Los Angeles, Galveston, Miami, New York, New Orleans and more.

Disneyland at 60
Disneyland will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a special array of fireworks and other attractions.

Andy Stuart Named Norwegian Pres/COO
Andy Stuart named as president and COO of Norwegian Cruise Line

Viking Cruises Travel Agent Training Program
Viking's Travel Agent Academy can jump start your business.

Fiesta Americana Coral Beach in Cancun offers spring savings.
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach in Cancun will feature food festivals, romance promotions and a new kid's club for spring 2015.

Viking to Operate on Mississippi River
Viking River Cruises will launch on the Mississippi River beginning in 2017.

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An index of categories in the

Vegas Uncork'd 2015 Lineup
Emeril Lagasse joins the roster at the ninth annual Vegas Uncork'd food fest.

Definition of DMO as it relates to travel and tourism.
Destination Marketing Organizations are a crucial link in the travel and tourism chain of command.

Travel Indochina's name changes to Insider Journeys.
Travel Indochina rebrands to Insider Journeys, but continues its small-group focus on Asian culture, history and natural beauty.

A&K Expands River Cruise Offerings
Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent combines river cruises with immersive new land programs in its latest offerings.

Photo of Hot Pink Suite Bathroom at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 12.

Photo of the Dining Room of Hot Pink Suite at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 11.

Photo of the Kingpin Suite Bowling Alley
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 7.

Photo of the Crib Suite at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 2.

Photo of the Dining Area of the Erotic Suite
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 5.

Erotic Suite Bedroom
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 3.

Photo of the Erotic Suite shower at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 4.

Photo of the Fantasy Grand Suite at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite.

Photo of the Hot Pink Suite at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 9.

Photo of the Kingpin Suite at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 6.

Photo of Living Room of Palms Casino Resort Hot Pink Suite
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 10.

Media Room of the Kingpin Suite at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 8.

Photo of Two Story Sky Villa Bedroom at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 16.

Photo of Two Story Sky Villa Dining Room at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 18.

Photo of Sky Villa Living Room at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 17.

Photo of Sky Villa Sauna at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 19.

Photo of The Real World Suite at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 13.

Photo of Two Story Sky Villa Bath at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 15.

Photo of Entrance to Two Story Sky Villa at Palms Casino Resort
Photo tour of the most popular suites at Palms Casino Resort. They include the Hot Pink Suite, Erotic Suite and Kingpin Suite. Page 14.

Palms Casino Resort Stay to Win Promo
Always wanted to stay at the over-the-top suites at Palms Resort and Casino? Enter the

Take a photo tour of the Palms Casino Resort's unique Las Vegas suites.
Take a look at some of the wildest suites in Las Vegas in this photo gallery of the Palms Casino Resort. Included are the fHot Pink Suite, the Kingpin Suite, Erotic Suite and Two Story Sky Villa.

Palms Las Vegas 24-Hour Checkout
Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas offers 24-hour checkout so guests can come and go as they please.

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Global Impact of Japan Earthquake Disaster
The global tourism community is watching and calculating the impact of the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor issues that have devastated parts of Japan, and how it will affect the rest of the world. Besides extending well wishes for the people of Japan, many countries wonder how it will affect trade, tourism, and other financial matters related to each country.

Holidays Aboard Crystal Cruises
Holiday activities in store for guests aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity

Costa Diadema debuts in the Mediterranean
There's a lot riding on Costa Cruises' new flagship, Costa Diadema.

SLS Las Vegas opens on former site of Sahara Hotel on north end of the Strip.
The new SLS Las Vegas on the site of the former Sahara Hotel features design by Phillipe Starck, dining by Jose Andres and retail by Fred Segal.

Princess Cruises Chocolate Journeys by Chef Norman Love
Princess Royal Class Cruise Ship will introduce chocolate gourmet tourism to Carribbean.

Travel and Tourism News This Week: July 6-12, 2014
Find news, deals and trends in this constantly-updated weekly list.

AAA Five Diamond Award Winners 2013
The list of 2013 AAA Five Diamond Award-winning hotels.

Virgin America Website Redesign
Virgin America's whimsical new website makes booking flights fun on any platform.

TSA Requirements and Advisements For Airline Travel
TSA requirements and advisements for travel professionals to advise airline travelers including rules for carry-on luggage, redress numbers and how to get one. TSA travel warnings,advisements, and new screening technology for passengers are reviewed.

Marriott Vacation Club Q&A
An interview with Marriott Vacations Worldwide executive about the features and advantages of staying at vacation ownership properties instead of traditional hotel rooms.

Some New Legal American Travel to Cuba
Good news for the client waiting to travel to Cuba. It is now legal through Insight Vacations. They have obtained a license from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and can begin selling tour packages.

AmaWaterways Melodies of the Danube Wine Cruises
River cruise line AmaWaterways offers a number of wine-themed cruises in Europe. They include wine ts, lectures, wine excursions and other special programming.

Casual Lunch aboard AmaWaterways' AmaCerto
AmaWaterways ships in Europe offer a casual lunch in the lounge on most days. It's a convenient option for those who'd like to simply enjoy the scenery.

Durnstein, Austria
Durnstein, Austria is one of the most charming towns in the Wachau Valley region of the Danube River.

Accordian Music at the Heuriger
Heuriger wine taverns outside of Vienna feature lively music, song and wine tasting of the new local wines.

Chaine Des Rotisseurs Dinner
AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line inducted into the prestigious Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Budapest is one of the highlights of a Danube River cruise
Budapest is a popular Danube river cruise port.

AmaCerto river cruise ship by AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways' AmaCerto debuted in 2012 and cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Main and Mosel rivers.

Salzburg Tour
AmaWaterways' walking tour of Salzburg explores the historic Old Town.

Passau, Germany
Passau, Germany is located on the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers.

Wachau Valley
Austria's Wachau Valley is renowned for its world-class wineries and vineyards.

Kristin Karst
Kristin Karst is AmaWaterways' executive vice president and co-founder.

Linz, Austria
Linz, Austria is a center of music, arts and culture.

Melk Abbey
Melk Abbey's library is known for its medeival manuscripts.

Melk Abbey Tour
Melk Abbey is 900 years old and the former castle of Leopold II.

Erlebnis specialty restaurant
Erlebnis specialty restaurant on AmaWaterways ships in Europe offers a nightly selection of gourmet entrees.

Gourmet Dining at Erlebnis
Erlebnis specialty restaurant ranks highly with AmaWaterways guests.

Vienna from the Sun Deck
Vienna is one of the most important destinations on any Danube River cruise.

Fine Dining Options at Erlebnis
Erlebnis specialty restaurants on AmaWaterways ships offer fine dining in an intimate venue.

Cruising Power for Travel Agents - 20 Functions
Cruising Power is a vital resource for travel agents for booking individual or group reservations for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity and Azamara Club Cruises. This web based program is chocked full of information, brochure and flier templates, and a booking engine for reservations.

Stonepine Estate Charitable Donation Program
Stonepine Estate charitable donation program benefits local charities with a portion of bookings.

AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Guerrero, Mexico
A list of the AAA Four Diamond hotels in the state of Guerrero, Mexico for 2013.

China News for Tourism Professionals
The best sources of news about the People's Republic of China for tourism industry professionals.

Tourism Humor
Humorous quips about tourism and travel by famous people.

Tourism Boards of the Pacific Island Countries of Oceania
Tourism Boards of South Sea Island nations offer information and assistance to travel agents and tourism professionals.

Certified Tour Professional is an NTA designation for packaged tour professions.
Certified Tour Professional (CTP) designation is offered by the National Tour Association to packaged travel professions.

What Is the Star Alliance?
The Star Alliance is the largest and oldest airline alliance, with 28 airline members. Consumers can earn and redeem miles on member lines.

What is a Consortium in the Travel Industry?
Travel agents join consortia to increase buying power and amenities they can provide their clients.

Food Find: Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit
Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit returns for its eighth year featuring more than fifty celebrity chefs and 20 master sommeliers.

Third Party Commissions Add Up
When travel agents hear that a cruise line or tour operator pays higher commissions of 12 to 17% for a booking, an inexperienced travel agent may get excited. Those agents that have been around for awhile know that it does not add up to what it used to. That is where third party companies come into play.

New Caribbean Hotels and Resorts
Travel agents have a variety of new hotels and resorts to offer clients in the Caribbean. There are new boutique hotels and large mega resorts. Some offer an all inclusive package, there are new adults only properties, and some great for kids.

Software and Technology for Travel Companies
Software and technology information for the travel community making the company more efficient and productive through accounting and tracking systems, on-line booking engines, and payment and expense automation.

Ecotourism
Travel and tourism with environmental awareness to unpopulated, natural or pristine locations with careful minimal impact to area culture, landscape, wildlife and marine life.

Travel Agents Profit by Selling Shore Excursions
Cruise lines, for the most part, do not pay travel agents for selling shore excursions. However, there are third-party vendors selling shore excursions that do pay travel agent commission. Besides paying the agent, the tours are often lower prices for the customers, or at least the same price.

Christmas at St. Regis Princeville Resort
Christmas programs at the St. Regis Princeville Resort combine beloved traditions with an island influence.

Global Tourism Issues
Global Tourism Issues covers travel news and awareness around the world, including information travelers need to tour the world safely, while having fun and relaxation on vacation, or getting the job done while traveling for business.

Travel Destinations
Travel Professionals will help decide where the perfect vacation can be to suit the client. Determining the best time of year, the most practical transportation and the most value for the client are main features of using a travel agent services, meeting planners, or incentive travel planner. Business travelers need to be aware of travel alerts, airport information and what to expect when they arrive at a destination.

Hotels and Resorts
There are numerous new hotel and resorts around the world that travel professionals should be aware of. Updates on hotel and resort chains are important as well for travel agents to share with their clients. There are reward programs for travel agents and consumers, as well as training for travel professionals that is essential when choosing hotels and resorts for their clients.

Gluhwein Recipe
Gluhwein, hot mulled wine traditionally served at Europe's Christmas Markets