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Your Guide to this Year’s Oscar Nominees for Best Picture
By Amanda Bailey

If you follow Oscar buzz religiously, then chances are you have seen some or all of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Movies often provide us with inspiring ideas on where to travel, and this year’s nominees are no exception. From an Art Nouveau department store in Germany to a historic small town in…
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Not in New Orleans? Celebrate Mardi Gras in These Cities Across the U.S.
By Amanda Bailey

Even if you can’t make it to the Big Easy, plenty of cities around the country celebrate Fat Tuesday. They may not be as raucous or hedonistic as the festivities found on Bourbon Street, but they do all embrace the indulgent spirit of Mardi Gras. Mobile, Alabama: This southern town is thought to have hosted…
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The World’s Most Unusual Places to Stay
By Amanda Bailey

These hotels and guesthouses may not offer all the luxuries of a five-star hotel, but they do offer an experience unlike any other. Want to unwind at the bottom of a lagoon, or with a clear view of the Northern Lights? These nine weird, wild and wondrous places to stay are anything but ordinary. Sala…
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Travel Agents Will Save Time & Money With Royal Caribbean’s New Espresso System
By Amanda Bailey

Royal Caribbean has announced their new reservation system for travel agents, Espresso, will launch in March of this year. Espresso is slated to create a more efficient, intuitive booking experience for agents. Espresso is especially helpful for cash-strapped independent travel agents because it’s free to use. Espresso will replace the CruiseMatch system currently in place…
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3 Reason to Travel to Europe in 2015
By Amanda Bailey

Bookings for European travel are up, thanks to the rising value of the dollar against the euro. As hotels, flights and tour packages become more affordable, travel agents are receiving more and more inquiries for trips across the pond. Take a look at the hottest trends for travelers heading to Europe this year. Special Interest…
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The 6 Most Romantic Places to Travel
By Amanda Bailey

Valentine’s Day: you might love it, or you might be rolling your eyes at the thought of a day devoted to sending sappy cards and mass-produced teddy bears. Travel, however, can instill a sense of romance in even the most determined cynics. These six destinations are bound to fill you with warm fuzzy feelings, and…
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Booking Disney Cruises in 2015: What You Need to Know
By Amanda Bailey

Whether you’re vacationing with kids, or looking for a grown-up getaway at sea, Disney’s four ships provide plenty of enchantment for vacationers of any age. These tips and options to consider before embarking will ensure you and your family have a completely magical voyage. Pay Less Now if You Book Before Feb. 15th Disney Cruise…
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The Ultimate Resorts for Keeping Your New Years Resolutions
By Amanda Bailey

Keeping your New Years resolutions is no easy task, especially if you plan to vacation before your new healthy habits have a chance to sink in. These five resorts offer the best fitness and nutritional programs to keep you on your game. But don’t worry, no one will mind if you cheat! The BodyHoliday, LeSPORT…
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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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