Summer Vacation ‘15: Fewer Trips, Bigger Spends

Summer 2015 travel plans

While the numbers are trending down when it comes to counting the nation’s plans for summer vacation this year, the numbers show the trips that are planned will involve higher dollars. Fewer adults (66%) plan to take at least one leisure trip during the next six months, down three percentage points from the same period last year (69%). Read more »

Ten Top To-Dos for Two Days in Berlin

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The top 10 sightseeing spots in Berlin might just surprise you.  Experts at The Berlin Pass weighed in and came up with this summer’s don’t miss list for those who are targeting Germany in their summer plans.

Count the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Berliner Dom, the Pergamon Museum and Neue National Gallery among them. The Berlin Pass provides access to more than 60 of the city’s attractions. A two-day Berlin Pass costs €79 ($89) for adults and €38 for children ($42, aged 6-14 years), and includes a Travelcard for unlimited use of the city’s public transport services, plus travel into the city centre from Schönefeld Airport. A free guidebook is also included. Read more »

Emirates Airline U.S.: Energetic Plans in the Making

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Emirates announced plans for a September launch of a bold new non-stop route from Orlando to Dubai this month. Travel-Intel took the opportunity to sit down with Matthias Schmid, Vice President Sales USA for Emirates to discuss the thinking behind this new route and read the pulse of the airline and its continued plans for expansion into the U.S. market. Read more »

China Rising: Freeze History with WildChina

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Those who want to visit China should visit now and they should visit with WildChina to see secret remnants of a fast disappearing history. They should visit China before the ancient Silk Road is buried in new networks of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes connecting China to the rest of Asia, as well as Africa and Europe beyond, as plans entail.

Those who visit China now can visit a Xian that was the gateway to the legendary Silk Road – the network of trade routes that opened up the exchange of goods and ideas between Asia and Europe, including the Roman Empire and China’s Han Dynasty at the close of the first century B.C.  READ MORE …

 

Las Vegas Pools: Epicenter of Cool in LV

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Summer in Las Vegas is all about the pool. Cool by day, a healing antidote to life’s ills and sublime contrast to the desert heat when the moment strikes. By night the pool is the party, watery lights and sexy sweat reflections, pumping music and undulating shadows against a dark empty sky. In Vegas, this is where it happens May to September and every resort pool has its purpose. Read more »

Travel Agent Primer: Sales 101

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By Anne Rose
Celebrate-Travel, Inc

When sales are going well, it’s easy to get sloppy or pick up some unhelpful habits that can cause impediments. And when sales aren’t as robust as you would like, you can get discouraged and wonder what you’re doing wrong and if you’re even in the right business.

So it’s time for a basic sales refresher. Read more »

Travel Deals to Celebrate the Seasons

Travel Deal: California Spa vacation

Golden Girlfriend Travel Deal at Golden Door

Travel deals and this just in: The legendary Golden Door invites friends to luxuriate during “BFF Refresh and Renew” weekends through July, 2015. Read more »