Princess Cruises Introduces Specialty Restaurant SHARE by Curtis Stone

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Exclusive Dining Experience Allows Guests to Create Lifelong Memories Over a Shared Meal
Princess Cruises unveiled today SHARE by Curtis Stone, his first restaurant at sea. SHARE offers an exclusive specialty dining experience for guests with a menu of signature dishes imagined for sharing, in an environment designed for conversing and creating memories. SHARE is scheduled to debut aboard Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess this December.
Previously announced, this exclusive partnership with Chef Stone adds to the line’s “come back new” brand promise, designed to elevate the onboard guest experience by introducing new culinary offerings dedicated to fresh, flavorful cuisine aboard all ships. As part of the partnership, “Crafted by Curtis” menu items offered in the main dining rooms will debut aboard Golden Princess in the fall and roll out fleet-wide through the end of 2015. Curtis Stone’s Chef’s Table experience will debut in early 2016. Continue reading Princess Cruises Introduces Specialty Restaurant SHARE by Curtis Stone

Embark on an Adventure with Collette’s New European Tours!

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It is time to experience the diversity, beauty, and wonder of Europe on one of Collette’s brand new tours. Sip world-renowned wines while relaxing on the shores of Lago Maggiore in Italy. Cross the Arctic Circle and sail along Norway’s stunning coast while enjoying the luxury of an unforgettable Norwegian cruise. Embrace the holiday spirit at Christmas markets in Austria and Germany or marvel at London’s streets as the city prepares for the holiday season. Experience the heritage and beauty of Saint-Emilion, one of France’s most prestigious wine regions. Chase the elusive northern lights in Iceland before taking a dip in the country’s famous blue lagoon. Experience the United Kingdom through the windows of a state-of-the-art train as you wind past quaint villages, beautiful landscapes, and bustling cities. There are so many destinations to explore. Discover the wonders of Europe and book one of Collette’s new European tours today!
New Tours featured in the 2016-2017 Europe Brochure include:
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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Save Big on a Hawaii Vacation this Fall

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Snorkeling Bay in Oahu,Hawaii

Join us in either October or November on our Hawaii Four-Island tour, and we will take $350 per person off your roundtrip airfare when you book your air through YMT*.
Relax in Oahu and explore the rich history and tradition of the islands in Honolulu. An included tour of Pearl Harbor and leisure time to stroll along Waikiki Beach make up your first few days in paradise! Then you are off to the Garden Isle of Kauai, the Valley Isle of Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. You get quality time on all four major islands in one trip! Call 1-877-864-5457 and please mention promo code TI106107. Or, learn more by visiting the following link:http://hubs.ly/H014Fd80
*Price is per person based on double occupancy. Airfare must be purchased from YMT Vacations in order to receive $350 discount off of published air ticket prices. Single supplement applies. Offer applies to new bookings only for a limited time. Space is limited, please call for availability and ask your travel consultant for details.

See America and Save 30% on U.S. River Cruises

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Explore America’s Heartland or majestic Pacific Northwest aboard an intimate and elegant vessel that accommodates 223 to 436 total guests. American Queen Steamboat Company small ship cruises let you experience the cultural heritage and history of our nation while navigating its legendary waterways, including the mighty Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Columbia and Snake rivers. Trace the journey of Lewis and Clark between Portland, Oregon and Clarkston, Washington. Visit iconic cities including New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville and St. Louis. These quintessentially American vacations include luxurious stateroom accommodations aboard fully restored paddlewheelers; all onboard meals including 24-hour room service; specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks throughout voyage; beer and wine with dinner; all regular shore excursions, daily historical lectures, nightly showboat-style entertainment and dancing, port charges and taxes PLUS Pleasant Holidays’ exclusive $140 per stateroom onboard credit. Save up to 30% on select voyages through 12/26/15 when booked by 8/31/15.
Call 1-888-328-7743 today or Visit online for details.

 

Introducing Barbados’ Only Luxury Included® Resort for Two People in Love

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Chic, intimate and distinctively Caribbean, the new Sandals Barbados is set along pristine Dover Beach in St. Lawrence GAP, Barbados. Exclusively for two people in love, this is where the Caribbean Sea greets the Atlantic Ocean, gentle sea breezes grace sun-kissed shores, and perfection has finally met its match.
Bask on white sands dotted with towering palms. Take a dip in the island’s largest river pool where you can swim up to your suite. Lounge in a sumptuous Riviera-style pool cabana with a plush sofa and shimmering chandelier. Dine around the world at 11 gourmet restaurants including the Caribbean’s finest steakhouse and Sandals’ first Indian restaurant, Bombay Club. When the sun goes down, the vibe heats up with live music and good libations always on the house. A swank piano lounge with nightly entertainment, a lively British gastropub, and intimate firepit lounges scattered throughout the property create the perfect ambiance to suit every mood. Continue reading Introducing Barbados’ Only Luxury Included® Resort for Two People in Love

Starwood. Paradise on Sale

Summer is almost over, but our biggest resort sale is back.

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Make your last summer escape one to remember. Discover the blue waters of the Pacific coast, enjoy world-class attractions, or delight in beachside fun at Starwood resorts across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico with the biggest sale of the summer – up to 25% off. Book by August 23.
It’s time to explore someplace new – what are you waiting for?
Visit Starwood!

ASTA Leadership On Hand to Witness Flag Raising Ceremony at U.S. Embassy in Cuba

 

The American Society of Travel Agents was privileged to be a part of the historic flag raising ceremony Aug. 14 at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. ASTA was represented by Zane Kerby, President & CEO, and Eben Peck, Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Affairs. ASTA has long believed that allowing Americans to travel across the globe without restriction enables them to act as ambassadors of freedom. Highlights of Kerby and Peck’s visit included a flag-raising ceremony and reception at the official U.S. residence of Jeffrey DeLaurentis, U.S. Charge d’Affaires; a meeting with representatives of Accor Hotels on current and future business opportunities in the Cuba market for ASTA members; and a meeting with Havana-based ASTA member Joe Prem of Cuba Select Travel. For more on this and other ASTA advocacy initiatives, members are encouraged to visit the ASTA Advocacy Action Center. ASTA also has scheduled a Cuba Destination Workshop on Aug. 30 during the ASTA Global Convention that includes a presentation by Jeffrey Braunger, chief, Licensing Division, U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Set Sail For New Adventures With Cunard Cruise Deals

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Discover a world of opportunities aboard The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World. Sail with Cunard and experience the elegance of illustrious British traditions, and the storied legacy of royalty, celebrity and history. Partake in the award-winning Cunard Insights enrichment programme, and savour world-class international cuisine in some of the most unique venues at sea.
Receive up to 2-for-1 Savings†† on select destinations.

World Adventure Month
Save up to 40% off Launch Fares plus receive a shore excursion credit of up to $1,000 per stateroom^ and 50% reduced deposit^^ on select World Voyages and Exotic Cruises. Complimentary gratuities are offered on Full World Voyages 91 nights or longer.
World and Exotic Cruises offered include: Continue reading Set Sail For New Adventures With Cunard Cruise Deals

Rediscover Los Cabos with Pleasant Holidays’ Exclusive $100 Savings

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Los Cabos has everything you could want for an idyllic beach vacation: sun, sand, sea and savings! Thanks to a multimillion dollar renovation project, the entire destination—beaches, resorts, waterfront, restaurants and shops—sparkles like new from top to bottom. Best of all, the vacation experts at Pleasant Holidays make escaping to the sun-kissed beaches of Los Cabos easy and affordable with their Fall Travel Sale to Mexico, featuring an exclusive $100 savings per booking! Indulge in a pampering adults-only spa escape or unwind at a family-friendly resort with spacious, all-inclusive accommodations. PLUS Pleasant Holidays’ Fall Travel Sale to Mexico includes two FREE days of airport self-parking at all locations of The ParkingSpot. Valid on air-inclusive vacations of three nights or longer at participating hotels and resorts booked by 8/30/15, it’s the Los Cabos vacation you want a price you’ll love!
Call 1-888-328-7743 today or Visit online for details.

Escape to Spectacular Australia and New Zealand!

Champagne at sunset, an evening tradition, Uluru National Park, Australia

Champagne at sunset, an evening tradition, Uluru National Park, Australia

Leave your worries behind and book an incredible adventure through the South Pacific with Collette! Discover seven unique tours featuring something for every traveler, including must-see iconic locations and immersive experiences.

Marvel at the vibrant sea life at the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the landscapes and tranquility of the unique Outback and learn to cook in this sparse territory using only the sun.  Enjoy the sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) with a glass of champagne in your hand. Walk amongst the wallabies, kangaroos, and koalas as they roam in their native territory. Experience the renowned wine culture of New Zealand. Learn about the history, struggles, and modern life of Australia’s indigenous cultures. Visit glaciers, bubbling mud pools, and geothermal wonders. Marvel at the beauty and turquoise ocean waters of stunning Fiji.  The possibilities are endless! Say goodbye to the daily routine and say hello to an adventure with Collette! Continue reading Escape to Spectacular Australia and New Zealand!