USTOA Members Share When They Plan to Restart in Each

On Monday, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) shared the findings of a recent survey in which two-third of its active members said they are confident or highly confident that guest bookings will increase in 2021. In the forecast, Italy was the top on the list in regard to destinations where travelers are currently … Read more

New Wintertime Private Tours & Flightseeing Await in Moab,

For travelers seeking a road trip to adventure, the Moab Adventure Center in Moab, UT, has a new lineup of private, winter eco-adventure options in Utah’s “Arches and Canyonlands” region. While the red rock area welcomes visitors year-round, people often are not aware of the quieter nature of the region in winter. So, what’s to … Read more

Austin Adventures Acquires Wildland Adventures

Austin Adventures, a family-owned adventure travel outfitter, has announced the acquisition of Wildland Adventures, an ecotourism company providing custom travel for small groups, safaris, family adventure vacations, small-boat adventure cruises and more. In an announcement made by Dan Austin, CEO and founder of Austin Adventures, he said the move was “part of our ongoing efforts … Read more

Just Back: New York’s Finger Lakes

Sara Samuel of WhirlAway Travel recently traveled from Pennsylvania to the Finger Lakes in New York, where she saw some beautiful sites and chased some waterfalls. Here’s her report. We began the trip with an easy four-hour drive from the Philadelphia area to Watkins Glen State Park, which is located at the southern tip of Seneca … Read more

Wilderness Safaris Reopening to Guests in Namibia This

As Namibia’s borders open up to international travelers, Wilderness Safaris Namibia will start welcoming guests to Doro Nawas from November 3, the new Little Kulala on November 6 and Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp from November 16. Wilderness Safaris will ensure that guests are taken care of every step of the way, in line with the … Read more

Atlas Ocean Voyages Including Pre-Cruise Tours for Summer

Atlas Ocean Voyages announced Monday it’s providing travelers a complimentary pre-cruise tour with every new booking aboard World Navigator’s inaugural season voyages in summer 2021. Additionally, travelers who book an Atlas “Max Shore” sailing will enjoy both the complimentary pre-cruise tour, as well as the included “Max Shore” overland adventure. “Max Shore” voyages are select, … Read more

African Travel Inc. Unveils New Small-Group Journeys

As countries in Africa have started to reopen, African Travel Inc. has announced a selection of new, small-group options to southern and east Africa.  African Travel’s small group safaris have a maximum of six people per journey and depart with a minimum of four guests. Each African Travel journey includes special moments and is hosted … Read more

Avoya Advocates Split Commission to Improve Cash Flow for

Avoya Travel, kicking off Part One of its virtual travel conference this week, is strongly advocating that travel industry suppliers adopt a new split commission program—a “deposit commission” and a “departure/final payment commission.” The goal is improve cash flow for independent agencies and keep the travel industry distribution system solid for the benefit of suppliers.    Speaking to reporters … Read more

Adam Armstrong Is Named Contiki’s New Global CEO

The Travel Corporation named Adam Armstrong global CEO of Contiki in April. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, he is responsible for guiding the brand toward continued innovation as the needs of the 18-35-year-old clients continue to evolve. Arnelle Kendall of The Travel Corporation says Armstrong is currently working with his global team on the vision for … Read more

A&K To Offer 2021 Northeast Passage Voyage Hosted by

Celebrating 30 years of expedition cruising in 2021, Abercrombie & Kent has announced that Geoffrey Kent, A&K’s founder, will host a new 26-day expedition, “The Northeast Passage: Across the Russian Arctic with Geoffrey Kent,” departing August 27, 2021 from Tromso, Norway to Nome, Alaska. A&K’s 30th Anniversary season of luxury expedition cruises will also include a “Antarctica and … Read more