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Karisma Launches New Nickelodeon Vacation Experiences

Written by: on March 30, 2015


Starting this summer, families looking for a fun twist on a kid-friendly vacation should consider Karisma’s Azul Hotels in Jamaica and Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Through a new partnership with Viacom, Nickelodeon’s parent company, kids will have the chance to hang with some of the brand’s most beloved characters. The Nickelodeon Experience at Azul Hotels by… Read the full article…

A Travel Agent’s Guide to Selling River Cruises

Written by: on March 27, 2015

Selling River Cruises

This week, we’ve highlighted the advantages of European river cruises and how they differ from ocean cruises. We have also looked at Avalon Waterways’ innovative fleet of ships and the special interest packages they offer. But what do travel agents need to know about selling river cruises? The tips below will help you inform and sell… Read the full article…

Europe’s Top Special Interest River Cruises

Written by: on March 26, 2015

Avalon Special Interest

Cruising through Europe, there’s so much history, scenery and culture to absorb. Avalon’s special interest cruises give passengers the opportunity to focus their attention on the aspect of travel that they are most passionate about. If you are interested in learning more about the cuisine of France, or about the most important WWI sights, then check… Read the full article…

River Cruises & Ocean Cruises: A Comparison

Written by: on March 25, 2015


If you’ve never experienced river cruising, you may be wondering how it differs from the Royal Caribbean cruise you took last year. Of course, both vacations involve spending a major portion of your time on a moving vessel. However, river cruises are completely different from ocean cruises in several key ways. To help you decide… Read the full article…

Avalon Offers the Best Views & Biggest Rooms for River Cruisers

Written by: on March 24, 2015

River Cruise Week Avalon

Imagine waking to scenes of lush hillsides dotted with quaint villages and castle ruins — all from the comfort of your suite. After breakfast, you enjoy an expertly guided tour of one of Europe’s most extraordinary Gothic churches. In the afternoon, you might spend a few hours sampling vintages from one of the region’s best-known… Read the full article…

River Cruises Combine Innovative Ships & Unique Experiences

Written by: on March 23, 2015

River Cruising

Unlike ocean cruises, modern river cruising is a relatively new travel trend. Twenty to thirty years ago, river cruising was mostly restricted to privately owned and operated ships. They were expensive, and ships typically carried only a few passengers. Today, river cruising is one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry. European river cruises… Read the full article…

KHM Travel Group Kicks Off River Cruise Week on Monday

Written by: on March 20, 2015

Selling River Cruises

River cruises is one of the highest-growing segments in the industry. In fact, in 2014, travel agents reported that more than 60 percent of their clients reported an interest in river cruising. Yet river cruises remain a mystery for many travelers. To shed light on the amazing amenities and excursions travelers can enjoy while river… Read the full article…

KHM Travel Hosts Our Largest Travel Agent Boot Camp

Written by: on March 19, 2015

KHM Travel Boot Camp

This Friday and Saturday, KHM Travel Group will host its largest-ever new agent Boot Camp training session at our corporate office in Brunswick, Ohio. Thirty-one travel agents from around the country will gather for two days of hands-on, comprehensive live instruction from KHM Travel staff and several of our preferred suppliers. KHM Travel offers Boot Camps… Read the full article…

Karisma Announces Enhanced Travel Agent Rewards Program

Written by: on March 18, 2015

Karisma Casitas Pool

Karisma Hotels and Resorts has announced several major enhancements to their Gourmet Inclusive Agent Rewards program that provide travel agents with more sales tools and more rewards. The new benefits to the Gourmet Inclusive Agent Rewards program include booking bonuses, marketing tools, invites to FAM trips, complimentary Wi-Fi, 20 percent off spa services, and discounted… Read the full article…

The Top 7 Places to Visit in Ireland

Written by: on March 17, 2015

Blarney Castle travel to Ireland

Whether you’re actually Irish or just pretending to be today, St. Patrick’s Day gives us all an excuse to celebrate the traditions of Ireland. There’s more to this beautiful country than shamrocks, leprechauns and Guinness, however. If the Emerald Isle is on your bucket list, and you’d like to see something other than the bottom… Read the full article…