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The Travel Agent is Dead. Long Live the Travel Agent!

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The Travel  Agent is Dead. Long Live the Travel Agent! Today’s travel agent is more akin to an advisor or consultant than the booking agent of the past. Makes sense. If you wanted to travel  say to the mountain village of Chefchaouen,  Morocco, in the Riff Mountains (enjoy the blue houses and weavers), then wanted to spend a few nights ... Read More »

The Brave, The Bold and The Travel Brands Americans Love

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The Brave, The Bold and The Travel Brands Americans  Love No, price isn’t everything in travel. It counts for a great deal in making travel decisions, but those merchants of “low, low prices” are missing the point. What seems to drive travel choices is the ability for the traveler to connect with a brand; to feel and identify with it. ... Read More »

Princess Cruises’ Facebook Travel Contest May Sink the Ship

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Princess Cruises’ Facebook Travel Contest May Sink the Ship In the last month or so, I’ve received a half dozen Facebook Travel Contests offering all kinds of wonderful trips to the winner. One came from Queensland, Australia, a solid contest that was rendered irrelevant by the horrific floods there. Then there was the Carnival Cruise Lines Facebook promo we reported ... Read More »

Cruise Ships Sail the Social Networking Seas

From From Kaleel The captain of the Oasis of the Seas drove the 5,400 passenger cruise ship into Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades last fall, but it was Social Media channels that drove the Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship, the world’s largest, onto Google’s most-searched list. 

 Travel trade publication Travel Weekly reported that as of a couple of weeks ago, 10 ... Read More »

Help, I Need to Leave my Cruise!

So, you’re hundreds of miles at sea and you receive the dreaded news that a family member or dear friend has passed away or has taken seriously ill. It should be easy you think to arrange transfer from the ship to the shore, and from there catch the next flight home. Not so fast Passengers are taken off a ship ... Read More »

Emergency at Sea: can You Get Home?

So, you’re hundreds of miles at sea and you receive the dreaded news that a family member or dear friend has passed away or has taken seriously ill. It should be easy you think to arrange transfer from the ship to the shore, and from there catch the next flight home. Not so fast Passengers are taken off a ship ... Read More »

Solo Traveler? Out of Luck

by kaleel sakakeeny The math is simple. But deceptive. If a hotel room cost two hundred bucks, that’s a hundred bucks per person, because hotels assume two people are sharing the room. But if you’re not a couple and are traveling alone, you’re still paying $200.00, which amounts to a penalty for single travelers since they’re paying a two people ... Read More »

Travel and Family Reunions

Travel Family Reunions By Kaleel Sakakeeny No matter how weird we think our families are, they’re still our families…and we’re apparently willing to travel long distances to get together with them. A 2007 study by the Travel Industry of America (TIA) tells us that one in three adults has traveled to a family reunion in the past three years. That’s ... Read More »

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