Lindblad Expeditions Inaugurate National Geographic Orion in New Zealand

The National Geographic Orion, the newest ship in the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet, was formally inaugurated in Auckland, New Zealand this week. It marked the culmination of a year-long transition from Orion Expedition Cruises to Lindblad Expeditions. The inauguration ceremony...Read more

Indonesia: AdventureSmith Explorations Offers Seven Day Bali-Komodo-Flores Cruises

From now through mid-September, the nearly weekly departures of this seven-day cruise alternate between Katharina, a 14-guest, traditional Indonesian “Phinisi”, an elegant and speedy yacht built in 1995 of iron wood, and the 28-guest Ombak Putih, a traditional Indonesian schooner...Read more

Korean Government Implements New Tax Refund Incentive Policy for Overseas Travelers

In an attempt to attract more overseas visitors, the Korean government implemented a new tax refund policy on hotel stays starting April 1, 2014 that is set to be in effect for 1 year. This incentive policy is applicable to...Read more

Exotic Journeys Puts Top Luxury India Tour Package on Sale

Exotic Journeys, a luxury tour operator based in Chicago, is offering a two week Classical India tour with the finest luxury hotels. The itinerary entails two night’s stay each at Taj Mahal Palace (Mumbai), Rambagh Palace (Jaipur), Lake Palace (Udaipur), Oberoi...Read more

Seychelles: Wayne Kafcsak Named Managing Director of Fregate Island Private

Fregate Island Private, a jewel of conservation in the Seychelles which has recently joined the Oetker Collection, has named Wayne Kafcsak as its new Managing Director. With a 35 year management career in luxury international resorts, Wayne Kafcsak brings his...Read more

Tourism New Zealand Launches New Trade Website

Tourism New Zealand has launched its new trade website this week which is now easier for travel agents to use, with a new section providing suggested itineraries for agents to offer their clients. As the primary source of information to...Read more

Holiday Moods Adventures Offering Commissionable Air Packages to India

Holiday Moods Adventures is offering a Ladakh by Air package, which includes the following: 7 Nights / 8 Days Visit the famous Pangong Lake of movie “3 Idiots” Fame Views of Great Himalayan Range Mesmerizing Moon landscapes Lamayuru Monastery Liker...Read more

Fairmont Hotels Expands China Presence With Chengdu Opening

Building on Fairmont’s growing presence in Asia Pacific, the residences are part of a mixed-use development that will also include Fairmont Chengdu, a new luxury hotel scheduled to open in 2015. Located in the capital of Sichuan province, Fairmont Chengdu...Read more

Etihad Airways Launches Partnership with Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer (MLS) and Soccer United Marketing, MLS’ commercial arm, announced a multi-year partnership deal with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. Within the new agreement, Etihad Airways becomes the official airline partner of MLS...Read more

Postcards from Southeast Asia – Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand

My Precious, I arrived at the Dhara Dhevi as dusk in Chiang Mai unfolded into shades of luscious lavender. I crossed the ‘singing bridge’ – a tribute to honor the Dhara Dhevi’s medieval design that heralds arriving guests – and...Read more