Featured In: Sustainable Luxury in French Polynesia

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An Earth-Friendly Tropical Getaway

An Earth-Friendly Tropical Getaway

By Stephen Scott and Sandie Wiesenthal

The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtaking private island Tetiaroa that offers one of the world’s most pristine clear-water views. Once Marlon Brando’s personal sanctuary, this secluded resort is only accessible by a 15-minute plane or helicopter ride from Papeete (which is about an eight-hour flight from Los Angeles). It sits on one of a dozen small islands, known as motus, that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon only 30 miles north of Tahiti. This all-inclusive resort features 35 secluded villas with private pools on beautiful white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles and exotic birds.

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2020 New York Times Travel Show - MSC Cruises

Join us at The New York Times Travel Show January 24 - 26, 2020 at the Jacob K. Javits Center, NYC. This will be our 4th year at the show thanks to our partnership with the Silver Sponsor MSC Cruises.

We continue to be the best travel agency to book MSC Cruises and this is your chance to get the best pricing, and the extended offers provided exclusively at the New York Times Trade Show. Stop by and talk with one of our experts to see what’s new and take advantage of the opportunity.

MSC Cruises
New York Times Travel Show 2020

New York Times Travel Show 2020

SHOW DATES

Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26, 2020

TIME
Saturday Exhibition & Seminars: 10am - 6pm
Sunday Exhibition & Seminars: 11am - 5pm

COST
Consumer Days:
One Day - $20
Two Days - $25
Children 18 & under - FREE

GET READY TO DISCOVER THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE

GUEST EXPERIENCE:

The ship remains docked the entire time, allowing guests to access stateroom and ship facilities as they need or desire

Guests can relax on Ocean Cay's miles of pristine white sand, spread over distinct beach areas

Shop, eat, drink and relax in the island’s authentic Bahamian-style village

Enjoy the evening’s entertainment at the signature lighthouse, as well as a Hemingway-style bar and terrace

Explore, discover and enjoy nature's beauty thanks to Ocean Cay excursions

Guests can choose from a range of relaxing body and facial treatments at The Spa Ocean Cay

Enjoy a wide range of entertainment activities for all – water sports, dance lessons as well as dedicated edutainment programs

KEY POINTS:

✓ 64 square miles of Marine Reserve

✓ 400 coral relocation’s

✓ 95 acres of land

✓ 3 surrounding cays

✓ 75,000 shrubs and plants native to the region

✓ 80+ types of indigenous Caribbean trees, grasses, flowers and shrubs

Designed with sustainability and ecological renewal as guiding principles, Ocean Cay is an eco-friendly island unlike any other

✓ 8 distinct beach areas with beach chairs, snorkel equipment and private cabanas for rent

✓ Select food and drink options including the Seakers Food Court (complimentary), eight beach bars, two signature bars, several food carts, as well as an ice cream parlor and coffee bar

About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company and the number one cruise line in Europe, South America, South Africa and the Gulf. A game-changer in the world of cruises, the Company has achieved 800% growth in its first ten years, building a global reputation in the industry and one of the youngest cruise fleets at sea. MSC Cruises is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

The MSC Cruises fleet currently comprises 16 ultra-modern, highly innovative and elegantly designed ships, offering an unparalleled holiday experience with always delicious and authentic food, award-winning entertainment, plenty of relaxation, comfortable accommodation, as well as impeccable service and expertise.

Under its ambitious industry-unprecedented €13.6 billion (≈15.6 billion USD) investment plan, the fleet is set to expand to 29 cruise ships by 2027. To date, MSC Cruises has designed six new large ship classes, all prototypes that push the boundaries of marine architecture and design, and an ultra-luxury class with ground-breaking options for guest comfort.

Featured: Agent@Home Magazine 15-Year Anniversary Cover Story

We'd like to thank AGENTatHOME Magazine and TravelPulse for including us in on their cover story celebrating their 15-year anniversary issue. We are honored and humbled to be included with all of these amazing leaders of the industry. #TravelHub365 #GoWithPro Protravel International Learn more about our services that cover vacations, business travel, and group trips at www.travelhub365.net.

Featured on Protravel International: Family Vacation on the MSC Cruises Yacht Club

Family Vacation on the MSC Cruises Yacht Club

By Stephen Scott, Protravel International Luxury Travel Agent This month my family of four enjoyed a 7-night cruise to the Western Caribbean with MSC Cruises and had a truly wonderful experience in the Yacht Club (YC) on the MSC Seaside.

Cruise industry looks to growing market from China

Cruise industry looks to growing market from China

It might be described as the high life on the high seas. Cruising has been a popular option for travelers worldwide, particularly from China.

But it’s also raising concerns about the impact on the environment. CGTN’s Frances Kuo has the story.

Stephen Scott on China's booming cruise industry and the impact ships have on the environment

Stephen Scott on China's booming cruise industry and the impact ships have on the environment

CGTN's Mike Walter talks to Stephen Scott, founder and CEO of Travel Hub 365 on China's cruise industry, and the impact the cruise liners have on the environment

CGTN America offers multi-language news channels internationally, including a 24-hour English-language news channel that is broadcast to over 100 English-speaking countries, including the United States.

Los Angeles Vignette During Millennial Travel Forum - Travel Pulse

Luxury Travel Advisor Katherine Scott of Protravel International/Travel Hub 365 gives you insight into Downtown Los Angeles and what you need to know to travel to the destination.

A Rise in Cruise Opportunities for African-American Travelers

A Rise in Cruise Opportunities for African-American Travelers

Cruise specialist Stephen Scott has seen an increase in Cruise Lines' efforts to attract the African-American traveler. Find out what they're doing and what his recommendations are for this diverse segment of travelers.

Stephen Scott on the cruise industry and Trump's new Cuba travel restrictions.

Stephen Scott on the cruise industry and Trump's new Cuba travel restrictions.

CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Stephen Scott, Founder & CEO, Travel Hub 365, about the cruise industry and Trump's new Cuba travel restrictions. Video by CGTN America.

Travel Experts React to Trump Administration's New Cuba Travel Restrictions

Travel Experts React to Trump Administration's New Cuba Travel Restrictions

Just a few weeks ago, Caribbean travel expert Jennifer Carr decided to book her first-ever cruise on the adults-only Virgin Voyages to Havana, Cuba to celebrate her 40th birthday next year on the once-forbidden island. Those plans were essentially canceled Tuesday morning when President Donald J.

How to Vacation Like a Celebrity in Barbados

How to Vacation Like a Celebrity in Barbados

So, how long has Barbados been pleasing celebrities who visit its shores? For the first positive "review" of the destination by a famous tourist, you would have to go all the way back to America's first president.

Banking on Barbados

Banking on Barbados

Petra Roach knows what Caribbean-bound U.S. travelers want out of their vacations. It's no coincidence, then, that Barbados' air arrivals have been rapidly climbing since she joined the U.S. team of Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. (BTMI) as its director in 2015. Barbados saw another record-breaking year from the U.S. in 2018.

Inside LAX's $14 Billion Makeover

Inside LAX's $14 Billion Makeover

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is in the midst of a $14 billion transformation that will make it one of the smartest airports in the world. TravelPulse recently chatted with Kathryn Smits, vice president, tourism, for the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, about the latest technology updates and other news surrounding the massive, in-progress project that is expected to be fully complete by 2023.

Travel Experts Say Jamaica Could be King of Marijuana Tourism

Travel Experts Say Jamaica Could be King of Marijuana Tourism

Travel agents know it's not exactly insider information that Jamaica's relaxed marijuana laws have always made the island a draw for cannabis-lovers looking to light up from their ocean view villas without being harassed. But would making marijuana legal worldwide, or at least throughout the Caribbean region, weaken Jamaica's unspoken advantage over other destinations?

Millennial Travel Forum Los Angeles: Meet the Agents Attending

Millennial Travel Forum Los Angeles: Meet the Agents Attending

With less than a week away, TravelPulse reveals the names of the 14 agents who will be traveling to Los Angeles for the United States debut of travAlliancemedia's Millennial Travel Forum. To follow their journey, we have included a short bio of each travel advisor and their social media handles.

Four Seasons and Costco Direct-Booking Efforts Irk Travel Advisors

Four Seasons and Costco Direct-Booking Efforts Irk Travel Advisors

A recent segment on NBC's Today show touting the benefits of booking travel through Costco is drawing fire from the American Society of Travel Advisors, A recent Today Show segment touting Costco Travel is riling ASTA, as are Four Seasons ads on Facebook promising perks for direct bookings.

Best of the Best - February/March 2019 - Virtuoso Traveler Magazine

Best of the Best - February/March 2019 - Virtuoso Traveler Magazine

page 30 - Saint Lucia - Workout Or Barely Move? Featured Advisor Stephen Scott

Selling Elegant Hotels' Barbados Resorts to Millennials

Selling Elegant Hotels' Barbados Resorts to Millennials

Nicole King, director of sales for North America for the Elegant Hotels Group, told TravelPulse that her company is always looking for ways to keep its hotel products up to standard for the millennial client. Well, we put her and Elegant Hotels to the test.

2019 Travel Agent Survival Guide

2019 Survival Guide

Many challenges advisors had to deal with in 2018 are still lingering and some new ones are looming as the travel industry starts a new year. Here is what you need to know to overcome them and stay successful in 2019.

Highlights from the Inaugural Millennial Travel Forum in Barbados

Highlights from the Inaugural Millennial Travel Forum in Barbados

Barbados dominated the social media pages of some of the top Millennial agents in the field this past weekend as the first-ever Millennial Travel Forum (MTF) was hosted on the luxurious Caribbean island from December 12 - 16.

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