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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.

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

Agent Fam Trips
Current list of travel agent fam trips to further agent training, experience and education.

Hey Big Spender: World's Most Expensive Hotels Await
Travelmag.com's Top 20 Most Expensive Hotels list includes luxury wilderness lodges, fishing camps and island getaways.

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

Tour Cuba by Mega-Yacht
Tour operator IST offers a People to People tour of Cuba, aboard a mega-yacht.

WWI Commemorative Cruises on CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope spotlights WWI historic sites, museums and monuments in its commemorative cruise lineup for 2015.

SLS Las Vegas Grand Opening Set

Gordon Ramsay Expands To Asia
Gordon Ramsay will expand his restaurant empire to Asia in 2014.

Photo Tour Borgo San Felice in Tuscany

Top Web Sites for Travel Agents, Consultants and Trip Planners
About.com offers dozens of travel destination Web sites created and kept current by experts in tourist destination analysis and marketing. These are among the best sources of unbiased information for tourism professionals available anywhere.

New Fodor Guidebooks for 2014
New 2014 Fodor's guide books are available now or coming soon. See the complete list here.

Borgo San Felice Hotel Review
Review and description of luxury Borgo San Felice in Tuscany, Italy

Berlin Museum Explores Life in GDR

Photo Tour Cancun Underwater Museum and Visitors Center

State Tourism Director of the Year
Susan Whitaker, commissioner of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Tourism Boards of the People's Republic of China
The People's Republic of China is the third most popular international destination in the world. The best source of accurate information about travel to and within China are the Websites of the official Chinese tourism boards listed in this article.

Tourism Boards of China's Special Regions
Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet and other special regions of China have government tourism boards to help tourists and tourism professionals plan and enjoy trips.

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

PeruRail to Machu Picchu
The train to Machu Picchu, the ultimate Peruvian destination, carries passengers back in time as it travels up the mountain.

Peru Splendors Tour by Globus
The tour experts at Globus offer a superior Lima to Machu Picchu tour.

Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley Peru

Top Selling Points for Mexico City Today
Mexico City's Minister of Tourism discusses hotels, restaurants and attractions of Mexico City

Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
The Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco is an 18th Century Peruvian home converted into an elegant hotel.

Casa Garcia Alvarado in Lima

Hotel Sumaq Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes, Peru

A Tour of Medellin, Colombia
Medellin is regaining its well deserved reputation as one of South America's finest tourist destinations.

Hawaii's Official Tourism Agencies and Websites
Hawaii government offers promotional, marketing and training assistance to travel trade.

Photo Tour of Bogota Colombia Attractions
Colombia's capital Bogota is one of the most modern and fascinating cities in South America.

Official Tourism Boards of Polynesian and South Pacific island territories.
Visitors bureaus for South Pacific island territories and possessions of foreign countries sources of information and assistance for travel agents, writers and other tourism professionals.

Utah AAA Four Diamond Hotel List for 2013
List of AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Utah for

Key Facts About the Viking River Cruise Longships
Viking River Cruises will introduce an unprecedented 18 new Longships in 2013-2014. Here are some key facts.

Utah AAA Four Diamond Hotel List for 2013
List of AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Utah for

Hawaii AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2013
List of AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Hawaii for 2013.

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

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

Hawaii AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2013
List of AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Hawaii for 2013.

National Tourism Boards of Oceania
South Sea Island nations offer promotional information and assistance to travel agents and tourism professionals.

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

Official Tourism Boards of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea
Official tourism boards of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea help tour operators, travel agents and other professionals with planning, marketing, promotions and customer service.

Holiday Cruising with Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways offers holiday itineraries to Europe's Christmas Markets.

Christmas Cruises in Europe Aboard AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways Christmas Cruise itineraries visit Europe's most celebrated Christmas Markets

South American Tourism Boards: Argentina -- Colombia
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Columbia

South American Tourism Boards Part 2: French Guiana -- Venezuela
South American destinations are rapidly growing in popularity because government tourism agencies are partnering with travel industry professionals to attract tourists.

Tour the Timeless Mundo Maya
Experience the Maya world, ancient and modern.

Turkey Earthquake and Security Issues Effect on Tourism
The 7.2 magnitude earthquake experienced October 24, 2011 in Turkey, is expected to have minor impact on tourism. The epicenter is located over 1500 miles from Istanbul. This region of the earthquake is not often visited by tourists. However, vacationers in Bodrum, on the Aegean coast, felt the earthquake with rumbling and a visual crack in a...

SeaWorld Parks Update
SeaWorld, creator of the most popular animal encounter theme parks in North America, has introduced new attractions and animal protection initiatives.

Referring Clients to Cape Cod and the Beaches
Travel agents may want to suggest Cape Cod when clients are looking for white sand beaches, plenty of activities, and Cape Cod historic colonial charm.

Hawaii Forest & Trail
Eco-tourists visiting the Big Island of Hawaii give top ratings to Hawaii Forest & Trail tours because of the philosophy developed by founders Rob and Cindy Pacheco.

A Journey to St. Lucia
Travel agents may consider a recommendation for a visit to the lush island of St. Lucia for a romantic escape or unforgettable family vacation.

Travel Agents: Finding Military Travel Discounts
After serving their country in the U.S. and Canadian Military, many travel and tourism companies offer substantial discounts to help service men and women find rest and relaxation, or just some plain fun with their families on a vacation.

Mexico City's AAA Four Diamond Hotels for 2013

Travel Agent Familiarization Trips

Avalon Waterways Profile
Avalon Waterways offers luxury river cruise tours in Europe, the US, Peru, Amazonia, China and Southeast Asia.

Travel Updates for New Orleans
New Orleans is ready, and the visitors are coming back. Many business owners say they have been ready since Hurricane Katrina, but the media dramatized the devastation to the point they have actually lost business due to overreaction of the hurricane and the Gulf oil spill. The travel industry should be aware of the many updates and additions...

San Antonio, 2011, 175th Anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo
San Antonio celebrates the 175th anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo this year, 2011. What a great time for travel agents to recommend a vacation to San Antonio for their clients.

California's Central Coast offers a scenic array of vacation destinations and...
California's stunning Central Coast, profiled in this link-rich article, offers a fascinating variety of vacation options and activities.

New Zealand's North Island for Families
New Zealand

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...

Top 10 Summer Destinations in the United States
Get away for a weekend or a week to one of these top U.S. summer destinations. From the wine country of Northern California to the sun and fun in Orlando's theme parks, these top summer destinations offer fun for every traveler.

Reservations Ready for the New Disney Dream
The gleaming new Disney Dream was christened on January 19th, by godmother, Jennifer Hudson, with 3,000 spectators watching. With a swish of her magic wand, a helicopter then heaved a 16 foot bottle of dreams toward the new ship in spectacular Disney style. Travel agents now have another ship to help fulfill Disney customers’ dreams.

The Ever Evolving Las Vegas
Las Vegas, the ever evolving hot spot in the Nevada desert has made big changes in the last few years with more to come soon. Particularly for upscale customers, there are several new choices in accommodations, restaurants and nightlife. Meeting planners and travel agents may have a tough time deciding, with all the variety of accommodations and facilities their clients can choose from in Las Vegas.

Summer in Summit County Colorado
Summer in Summit County, Colorado can be a fun or relaxing vacation for anyone. Lake Dillon has many activites to offer inlcluding fishing, boating, biking, and hiking, with acess from either Dillor or Frisco, CO. The mountain resorts of Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Breckenridge all have their own individuality that makes them each special. ...

Planning the Perfect Honeymoon for Clients
Spring wedding season is right around the corner. Experienced travel agents know where to find the best deals and the most romantic spots to celebrate the new beginning. Travel professionals will plan the most outlandish honeymoons whether it be a tree house in the rainforest or an elegant resort on a white sand beach.

Weekend at the Historic Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM
The Historic Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, NM is bursting with history, and would make a terrific weekend vacation. With the economy as it is, many people look for a more local getaway vacation. Travel agents can recommend the Plaza hotel with assurance that clients should find a fun-filled or romantic, historical place to visit.

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.

Britain’s Royal Wedding, 2010: A Big Boost for London Tours
Britain’s Royal Wedding, 2010: A Big Boost for London Tours

Airlie Beach, Australia
Airlie Beach, Australia is a popular town to embark on a sailing or diving trip to the Whitsunday Island, including the popular Hamilton Island, and Whitehaven Beach. The cosmpolitan tropical beach town has a variety of lodging choices and many dining and drinking establishments to suit most any taste. It's a great place to spend a few extra...

Western Kansas City, KS, Featuring The Legends at Village West
Western Kansas City, Kansas in the past was residential homes and farmland. Today, it is a thriving entertainment community, featuring mega shopping stores, Nascar racing, baseball and a vast array of restaurants and nightlife. There are hotels right next door including the Great Wolf Lodge, with an indoor water park, or try the new...

New Cruise Ports to Entice Cruisers
With many more cruise ships being added to the cruise market, cruise lines must make sure there are appealing ports available to entice cruisers.Travel professionals look for new and unique ports of call from the cruise lines to attract past cruisers, keeping the cruise brand fresh and inviting.

Un-Cruise Adventures Coastal Washington State Itinerary

Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas
Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas offers the largest convention and meeting facilities in the Caribbean.

JetBlue Mint Service
JetBlue's Mint experience brings premium-category service in 2014, along with enhanced core flying experience.

Columbia River Cruise with Un-Cruise Adventures
Un-Cruise Adventures offers Legacy of Discovery itinerary on the Columbia River.

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.

What is the Main-Danube Canal?
The Main-Danube Canal in Europe connects the North Sea with the Black Sea.

Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is a Hawaii-based hospitality company behind Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, OHANA hotels and other major hotel brands.

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.

Carnival Weddings
Carnival Cruise Lines enhances weddings programs to include more programs for shipboard and destination ceremonies in island ports.

Joël Robuchon Wedding Package in Las Vegas
Joël Robuchon Wedding Package now available at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Offers wedding ceremony and reception at acclaimed Joël Robuchon restaurant.

NTA Travel Exchange
The Travel Exchange is the NTA's annual conference bringing together tour operators, suppliers and destination marketing organizations.

What is the NTA?
NTA represents travel suppliers, tour operators and DMOs involved in travel to, from and within North America and oversees the China Inbound Program.

What is a DMO
Destination Management Organizations or DMOs are key economic drivers in the travel and tourism industry, charged with attracting leisure and MICE travel.

What is the DMAI in Travel and Tourism
Destination Management Organization International is the largest DMO trade group, charged with advancing and advocating for DMOs.

US Government Online Tourism Resources
US Government agencies such as Homeland Security, State Dept. and Dept. of Commerce offer online resources for travel and tourism professionals.

Visit California

Starwood Hawaii Hotels and Resorts
List of eleven Starwood Hotels and Resorts properties on four different Hawaiian islands.

Danube Wine Cruise with AmaWaterways

Danube Wine Cruise with AmaWaterways

Danube Wine Cruise with AmaWaterways

Danube Wine Cruise with AmaWaterways

Vegas Uncork'd
Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit is one of the country's premier food festivals.

Overview of Starwood Hawaii Hotels and Resorts
Starwood Hawaii hotels and resorts offer eleven properties on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kaui and Hawaii.

Air New Zealand Dreamliner Fleet

Cruise Local. Eat Local.

Hershey's Chocolate World Retail Experience on Las Vegas Strip

King's Day in the Netherlands
King's Day in the Netherlands is Europe's biggest street party

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