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The World’s Largest Free-Floating Carshare Service – Is Now Available in Chicago

The World’s Largest Free-Floating Carshare Service – Is Now Available in Chicago

car2go, the world's largest and fastest-growing free-floating carshare service, officially launched in Chicago today, marking the company's 25th global city. car2go is the first service of its kind to operate on the streets of Chicago, a city ideally suited

More Americans are likely to purchase travel insurance

As international travel grows in popularity, Americans are choosing to protect their vacation investments by purchasing travel insurance. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 4 in 10 Americans (38 percent) are likely to

Tourism News
2018-19 Best Travel Rewards Programs

2018-19 Best Travel Rewards Programs

 U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hotels, Best Cruise Lines and Best Vacations, today announced the 2018-19 Best Travel Rewards Programs. The annual rankings identify 25 hotel and airline loyalty programs with the most

Cruise News
Seabourn Returns to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific

Seabourn Returns to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific

Seabourn is heading to Australasia again this year with Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Sojourn offering multiple cruises around Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific over the 2018-2019 season. Guests will enjoy hand-selected itineraries headed

Cruise News
Holland America Line Launches New Training Platform

Holland America Line Launches New Training Platform

Holland America Line Academy is introducing a new interactive e-Learning platform at GoHAL.com, which will reward travel professionals for their educational achievements. Travel professionals can earn the distinction of a Silver, Gold or Platinum reward

Hotels & Resorts
Preferred Hotels & Resorts Adds 22 New Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Adds 22 New Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is pleased to welcome 22 new member hotels, resorts, and residences to its curated collection of more than 700 distinctive properties around the world. From a 35-acre private island luxury resort

Hotels & Resorts
Mandarin Oriental To Manage Luxury Resort On Lake Como, Italy

Mandarin Oriental To Manage Luxury Resort On Lake Como, Italy

 Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it has taken over management of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in

Cruise News
Carnival Triumph will be named Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Triumph will be named Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Cruise Line today revealed plans for a nearly $200 million bow-to-stern makeover for Carnival Triumph in the spring of 2019 that will include renaming the ship to reflect its significant transformation.  The ship will join Carnival's Sunshine Class and will be

Hotels & Resorts
Emaar Reopens Historic Al Alamein Hotel in Egypt

Emaar Reopens Historic Al Alamein Hotel in Egypt

The historic Al Alamein Hotel in Egypt has officially reopened after a major facelift by Emaar Hospitality Group that makes it amongst the finest resorts along the Mediterranean. The opening event was attended by Egyptian Minister of

Tourism News
Montenegro Announces Its Citizenship by Investment Program

Montenegro Announces Its Citizenship by Investment Program

After years of consideration, Montenegro has finally decided to join the ever-expanding list of countries seeking to attract foreign direct investments through citizenship by investment programs, starting in October 2018 for a limited number of 2,000 applicants from non-EU

Cruise News
Nieuw Statendam sets the standard for modern elegance

Nieuw Statendam sets the standard for modern elegance

When Holland America Line welcomes Nieuw Statendam to the fleet in December 2018, the ship will showcase the evolution of design that was introduced with Koningsdam, the first Pinnacle Class ship. Focusing on the importance of thoughtful details and

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Avis Teams Up with Luxury Retreats to Offer a New Standard in Travel

Avis Teams Up with Luxury Retreats to Offer a New Standard in Travel

Avis Car Rental today announced a deal with Luxury Retreats, acquired by Airbnb in February 2017, to be the official mobility partner of the full service villa rental company, which offers custom-designed trips of a

Hotels & Resorts
Hilton To Rebrand Three Hotels In Dubai

Hilton To Rebrand Three Hotels In Dubai

Three hotels in Dubai’s Al Habtoor City are to be rebranded by Hilton which was confirmed today at a press event in Dubai. Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman & CEO of the Al Habtoor Group and Ian

Tourism News
Asian cities dominate top 10 rankings of international tourist arrivals in 2017

Asian cities dominate top 10 rankings of international tourist arrivals in 2017

Asian cities had outnumbered their counterparts in Europe and America in terms of international tourist arrivals in 2017, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData. Asia was represented by seven cities—Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong

Cruise News
 Princess Cruises Unveiles New Ship Sky Princess’ Details

 Princess Cruises Unveiles New Ship Sky Princess’ Details

 Princess Cruises has unveiled new details revealing features onboard its new ship Sky Princess, including a first look at its first-ever Sky Suites. As seen in the first released image of the Sky Suites, the