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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Barbados will become the first destination to host the Millennial Travel Forum (MTF) when it kicks off MTF: Barbados in just under two weeks. The event, taking place December 12 - 16, features 15 successful Millennial agents who were invited by travAlliancemedia and ultimately selected by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Last week, Apple Leisure Group (ALG) announced that it will be ending its relationship with Playa Hotels and Resorts, representing the latest domino effect following the company's acquisition of The Mark Travel Corporation (TMTC) earlier this year. The chips began to fall in May when Funjet Vacations cut ties with Lomas Travel and Sandals Resorts International cut ties with Funjet Vacations.
Travel Agent magazine hosted a roundtable in New York earlier this year. We invited top tour operators and travel advisors in to get a pulse on how 2018 was faring thus far. We found out very quickly that business is booming, with consumers willing to spend more.
TravelPulse recently spoke to some top travel advisors from around the United States about the best advice they can offer to prevent today's tense political environment from getting in the way of a sale. Here's what they had to say.
After years of waiting for Puerto Rico to open its first all-inclusive resort, it appears as though the traveling public will have to wait a little longer. AMResort's planned Dreams Resorts & Spas property that was supposed to open sometime this year in Puerto Rico joins the long list of hotels to suffer a setback due to last year's hurricane season.
Today we'd like to introduce you to Stephen Scott. A native of Chicago, Stephen grew up in the travel industry as his parents owned and operated a travel agency for 7 years. After studying sales and marketing at DeVry University, Stephen began his career in corporate sales at United Airlines.