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Calypso Meets Chic at the New Sandals Barbados
By Amanda Bailey

The new couples-only Sandals Barbados resort, the group’s 15th in the Caribbean, welcomed its first guests last week. Vacationers can expect the ultimate in luxury here, where the island’s casual calypso vibe fuses with the cosmopolitan glamour of its frequent visitors. Sandals took over the Couples Barbados’ facilities near St. Lawrence Gap in 2013 and…
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8 Social Media Sins Your Agency Should Avoid
By Amanda Bailey

According to Lisa Evans of Entrepreneur, eight out of 10 small businesses now use social media to grow their customer base. Networks like Facebook and LinkedIn are great platforms for connecting with current and potential clients. Bear in mind, however, that most of the members of your audience are bombarded with posts, tweets and likes…
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Carnival Reveals Vista Will Have Onboard Brewery
By Amanda Bailey

At the end of 2014, craft beer sales surpassed sales of Budweiser in the U.S. This fact has not been lost on cruise lines, as they continue to add more specialty brews to their ships’ beverage lists. Last Thursday, Carnival took the craft beer craze a step further with their announcement that the highly-anticipated, 4,000-passenger…
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How to Save Money on Your Spring Break Escape
By Amanda Bailey

Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, but there’s no need to grumble. Sunny skies and sandy beaches are just a quick plane ride away. If you haven’t started planning yet, put down that snow shovel and book your tickets for a spring break escape with these money-saving tips. 1. Book ASAP. College kids…
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10 Fun Facts About Glendale, Arizona
By Amanda Bailey

Super Bowl weekend is upon us. All eyes will be on Glendale, Arizona to watch the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots duke it out for the championship title. Located nine miles northwest of Phoenix, this sunny suburb provides plenty to satisfy sports fans, history hounds and those with a serious sweet tooth. 1. Opened…
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KHM Travel Agent Spotlight: Karen Beasley
By Amanda Bailey

Whether you’re considering a career in travel, or you’re a current agent looking for a bit of guidance, you’ve probably wondered, “what does it take to be a successful travel agent?” The Agent Spotlight series is designed to answer this question through surveys of the experiences of KHM Travel’s top-performing agents. They’ve been in your…
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The Best Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers
By Amanda Bailey

Living the single life? Need a little freedom from your family? No problem! An increasing number of travelers set sail by themselves, either for the chance at finding romance on board, or for a few days of complete peace and quiet, or even just as a break from all routine. With everything from special classes…
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KHM Travel Group Gives Back to Jamaican Children’s Home
By Amanda Bailey

In February, KHM Travel Group staff and agents will tour the Hyatt Ziva Montego Bay and come away with valuable information to pass along to travelers. They will also be giving back through donations to Tiny Hope Children’s Home, a haven for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. A few years ago, Denise Pecci was invited on…
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3 Apps Every Travel Agent Needs Now
By Amanda Bailey

Looking for new ways to wow your clients and ramp up your customer service ratings? These three web apps put travel agents right at the heart of their traveler’s needs. TripCase Connect. Need to send out updated boarding passes or message your client about a change in the weather forecast? TripCase allows agents to communicate…
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Quirky Jobs Every Resort Needs
By Amanda Bailey

Only in the travel industry can you enlist the services of a Tequila Sommelier, Retail Therapist or Engagement Concierge (aka Love Doctor). The team at Travel + Leisure recently dreamed up a list of quirky jobs that would put travelers even more at ease at resorts and on cruise ships. The most ridiculous are summed…
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