Vaccines Propel European Tour Desires; Operators Talk Trends

  Increasingly, consumers eager to travel to Europe are saying, “sooner rather than later” when planning a European tour. Simply put, as more people become vaccinated, “they’re starting to feel a lot more comfortable about traveling,” reports Guy Young, president, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold. Late last year and early in 2021, Young’s brands experienced strong pent-up demand … Read more

Avanti Promotes FIT Vacations Using Manchester as Gateway

Visit Manchester and independent travel specialist Avanti Destinations have launched a joint campaign to educate advisors and their FIT clients about the appeal of Manchester and how convenient it is to use the northern English city as a hub for multi-destination British vacations to the Lake District, York, Liverpool, Chester, Wales, Scotland and other scenic and historic U.K. … Read more

Globus to Resume International Operations in June

As a result of improving travel conditions, the Globus family of brands has announced that it will resume international operations in June for the first time since last March. Globus and Monograms will return to international travel, while also expanding domestic offerings for regional travelers in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for both … Read more

South Australia and Victoria Highlight Sustainable Efforts

The Australian states of Victoria and South Australia—known as “Australia’s South”—are leading the way in sustainable infrastructure and tourism initiatives to prepare for an ecologically minded and successful reopening to tourism. For instance, both states announced plans to phase out and ban all single-use plastics—but efforts haven’t stopped there.  Adelaide encourages public transportation in the city … Read more

Guy Young Named U.S.A. President of Insight Vacations and

Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have announced the appointment of Guy Young as their U.S.A. president, effective immediately. Young was formerly the chief engagement officer for The Travel Corporation (TTC), the parent company for the brands, along with Trafalgar, Brendan Vacations, Red Carnation Hotels, Contiki, African Travel, Inc., Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and U by … Read more

Tanzania Association of Tour Operators Begins Tourism

Tanzania is looking to restart its tourism efforts. To note, the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) has selected CornerSun Destination Marketing, a full-service consulting firm specializing in promoting African tourism destinations to the North American market, to lead its tourism recovery strategy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership is part of a concerted effort to revive Tanzania’s tourism industry and soften the long-term economic … Read more

Uniworld and U By Uniworld Introduce “Make Travel Matter”

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and U by Uniworld announced that they will offer a variety of “Make Travel Matter” experiences throughout India, Europe and the Middle East in 2021 and 2022. The new experiences will be integrated into the brands’ itineraries. Uniworld and U by Uniworld are members of The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands and founding partners of … Read more

Hornblower Group Acquires ShoreTrips | Travel Agent Central

Hornblower Group announced this week that it has closed on the acquisition of ShoreTrips. The global shore excursions provider will join Hornblower’s portfolio of land-based experience companies, which includes Shore Excursions of America and Cruising Excursions, expanding its land-based offerings for guests, as well as creating a global shore excursions group of offerings. Through this acquisition, ShoreTrips will … Read more

Jet Linx Announces 14 New Lifestyle and Hotel Partners

Private jet management and jet card membership company Jet Linx announced it has welcomed three new partners to its “Elevated Lifestyle” client benefits program and further expanded its Elevated Lifestyle Preferred Hotel program. Joining the expansive portfolio of partners is Clark International, Embark Beyond and LimoLink, in addition to 11 new luxury hotels and resorts … Read more

AG Group Launches Global Sales Network for Travel Trade

AG Group has announced the launch of Enchanting Italy, a network of global sales ambassadors who will promote AG Group’s AG Hotels collection, hotels within its AG Hotel Consulting portfolio and its DMC services, AG Boutique Journey. With a group of representatives located across four continents, each Enchanting Italy ambassador has been selected according to market … Read more