Karisma Launches New Nickelodeon Vacation Experiences
By Amanda 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…Continue reading: Karisma Launches New Nickelodeon Vacation Experiences →

A Travel Agent’s Guide to Selling River Cruises
By Amanda on March 27, 2015

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…Continue reading: A Travel Agent’s Guide to Selling River Cruises →

Europe’s Top Special Interest River Cruises
By Amanda on March 26, 2015

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…Continue reading: Europe’s Top Special Interest River Cruises →

River Cruises & Ocean Cruises: A Comparison
By Amanda 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…Continue reading: River Cruises & Ocean Cruises: A Comparison →

Avalon Offers the Best Views & Biggest Rooms for River Cruisers
By Amanda on March 24, 2015

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…Continue reading: Avalon Offers the Best Views & Biggest Rooms for River Cruisers →

River Cruises Combine Innovative Ships & Unique Experiences
By Amanda on March 23, 2015

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…Continue reading: River Cruises Combine Innovative Ships & Unique Experiences →

KHM Travel Hosts Our Largest Travel Agent Boot Camp
By Amanda on March 19, 2015

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 several…Continue reading: KHM Travel Hosts Our Largest Travel Agent Boot Camp →

Karisma Announces Enhanced Travel Agent Rewards Program
By Amanda on March 18, 2015

Karisma Hotels and Resorts has announced several major enhancements to their Gourmet Inclusive Agent Rewards program that provides 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 rates…Continue reading: Karisma Announces Enhanced Travel Agent Rewards Program →

The Top 7 Places to Visit in Ireland
By Amanda on March 17, 2015

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…Continue reading: The Top 7 Places to Visit in Ireland →

3 Reasons More People Are Booking Cruises with Travel Agents
By Amanda on March 16, 2015

According to Tripology, more than 85% of all cruises are booked by travel agents. Many former advocates of self-booking websites are even turning to the pros. Why? These are just a few of the reasons why more cruisers are relying on cruise specialists to plan their perfect vacation at sea. 1. They Know the Cruise…Continue reading: 3 Reasons More People Are Booking Cruises with Travel Agents →