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Feature: A conversation with CityPASS on the future of travel

Feature: A conversation with CityPASS on the future of travel

Things have begun to return to normal in the travel industry, but most agree that travel will likely never be exactly what it was prior to 2020. For the companies who survived through the pandemic, the world of travel is a very different place. Companies have adapted,...

Feature: Cypress Tours is ready to welcome the world back to Italy

Feature: Cypress Tours is ready to welcome the world back to Italy

There are so many tour companies taking travelers all across the world, but some of the more unsung heroes are the smaller or one-person companies introducing travelers to new locations and cultures. Lynette of Cypress Tours has been taking groups to Italy for more...

Omni Hotels adds instant booking for groups and meeting planners

Omni Hotels adds instant booking for groups and meeting planners

Omni Hotels & Resorts, along with Groups 360, have announced a new instant booking experience for groups and meeting spaces. GroupSync is Group360's proprietary online booking marketplace, and is available now at the Omni Frisco Hotel in Frisco, Texas, and will...

Viking leads new Iceland cruise trend

Viking leads new Iceland cruise trend

Iceland has been a popular destination for travelers for year, in part to the country's tourism campaigns and in part to IcelandAir providing a stopover service for the country. And now cruise lines have taken the hint and are offering circumnavigations of the island....

Travel agency air sales hits highest point since February 2020

Travel agency air sales hits highest point since February 2020

Travel agency air ticket sales hit their highest point since February 2020, according to a report by the Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC). The February 2022 sales totaled $5.4 billion by travel agencies. Air ticket sales also increased by 253 percent between February...

Map: What countries are open & what are travel restrictions?

Map: What countries are open & what are travel restrictions?

With constantly changing travel restrictions around the world, Sherpa has put together an interactive map to help travelers and travel advisors stay up to date on the current requirements and restrictions. The interactive travel restrictions map allows you to see the...

Crystal Cruises suspends operations

Crystal Cruises suspends operations

Crystal Cruises has suspended operations, due to its parent company's Genting Hong Kong's financial issues. The suspension was originally through April and may for ocean and expedition ships, respectively, but the new announcement means there is no reopening date for...

Wellness travel is expected to surpass $1.1 billion by 2025

Wellness travel is expected to surpass $1.1 billion by 2025

Wellness tourism continues to grow, with an expected growth of 20.9 percent every year through 2025, according to a new report. The report, The Global Wellness Economy: Looking Beyond COVID by the Global Wellness Institute, found that the industry will reach nearly...

Silversea’s first hybrid ship has a name: Silver Nova

Silversea’s first hybrid ship has a name: Silver Nova

Silversea Cruises has named its very first hybrid ship. Silver Nova is a new kind of ship, which is a part of Silversea's Project Revolution. Silver Nova is expected to be delivered in summer of 2023, and will be the first hybrid, luxury cruise ship free of local...

Hyatt completes acquisition of Apple Leisure Group

Hyatt completes acquisition of Apple Leisure Group

Apple Leisure Group (ALG) has a new owner, as Hyatt Hotel Corporation has completed their acquisition of the travel company. The acquisition includes 100 hotels in 10 countries of ALG's AMR Collection, which will double the number of Hyatt resorts around the world....

Survey: 63% of Americans plan to travel for the holidays

Survey: 63% of Americans plan to travel for the holidays

Americans are looking to travel for the holidays in 2021, according to a survey by The Vacationer. The survey found that 63 percent of American adults (161 million people) are planning to travel for at least one holiday before the end of 2021, and 42 percent of...

Royal Caribbean launches their own world cruise

Royal Caribbean launches their own world cruise

Following the success of world cruises, Royal Caribbean has decided to launch its own Ultimate World Cruise. The itinerary includes 274 nights, seven continents, 65 countries, and more than 150 destinations. The new Royal Caribbean Cruise will sail on Serenade of the...

Viking introduces new ship and 3 new itineraries

Viking introduces new ship and 3 new itineraries

Viking is launching a new ship, Viking Saturn, which will join the cruise line's fleet in 2023. The ship will spend her maiden season with itineraries in Scandinavian and Nordic countries, including a 15-day journey to Iconic Iceland, Greenland, and Canada; a 15-day...

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A&K Travel Group acquires Crystal Cruises’ name, 2 ships

A&K Travel Group has announced the acquisition of the Crystal Cruises name, as well as two ships: the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. A&K's goal is to relaunch the ships in 2023 after "extensive refurbishment" and will operate under the name "Crystal...

US to end COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers

The White House is expected to announce on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will lift their COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers re-entering the United States from other countries, according to CNN. The new ruling will go into...

Feature: A conversation with CityPASS on the future of travel

Things have begun to return to normal in the travel industry, but most agree that travel will likely never be exactly what it was prior to 2020. For the companies who survived through the pandemic, the world of travel is a very different place. Companies have adapted,...

Discover Puerto Rico invites visitors to ‘Live Boricua’

Discover Puerto Rico unveiled their latest brand campaign: 'Live Boricua.' Discover Puerto Rico is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) of the island, and is launching their campaign along with others in the Puerto Rican tourism industry. "A movement born out...

Diamond Head State Monument to implement reservation system, timed entry

The State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announced that reservations will now be needed for visitors to Lē‘ahi – the Diamond Head State Monument, starting on May 12, 2022. "Diamond Head State Monument is one of Oʻahu’s most sought-after...

‘City of Museums’ Xi’an, China opens 2 major museums

Xi'an, China has two museums for travelers and locals to learn the history of the area. The Shaanxi Archaeological Museum was recently completed in Xi'an, China and will be open to the public on a trial basis from April 28. The Xi'an Museum had also officially...

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