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  • 11 February

    As it approached its 50th anniversary in business, Pacific Delight Tours last week folded its doors, withdrew from the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) and notified customers and the press that it is no longer accepting business.  “With the majority of its business being to China, and given the cancellations and uncertain future caused by […]

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  • 11 February

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the state’s intent to sue the federal government over its decision to ban New Yorkers from applying and reapplying to Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler Programs. According to a statement from the governor’s office, the lawsuit will argue that the decision is a violation of New York’s sovereign […]

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  • 10 February

    Posted: 02/10/20 | February 10th, 2020 This year, I’m going to try to visit Central Asia in the fall. I’ve never been to the region and it’s long one that’s held great appeal to me. It seems raw, beautiful, and unspoiled. So, when someone reached out to write a guest post on a country there, […]

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  • 10 February

    Effective February 3, 2020, Pacific Delight Tours suspended its tour operator business and is no longer a USTOA Active Member, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) has announced.  Accordingly, Pacific Delight Tours no longer participates in the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. “Travel agents should be aware that purchases of Pacific Delight Tours products made […]

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  • 10 February

    The 7Pines hotel brand opened its first resort on the party-loving Mediterranean isle of Ibiza in May 2018. With a killer clifftop location overlooking the mythical Es Vedrà rock, the purpose-built resort sought to showcase the unique culture and character of the island in its style, design, and ambiance. The 185 guest suites are housed […]

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  • 10 February

    Talk about bragging rights. There’s a new place to stay in the South African bush, and it’s 39 feet up in the air. The latest from andBeyond—the high-end travel company with tour offerings in 13 countries in Africa, five in Asia and four in South America—has unveiled an unusual, private, treehouse-style accommodation complete with a stocked […]

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  • 9 February

    In a destination of superlatives—underwater suites and restaurants! astronomical observatories!—the Maldives keeps upping the ante. Composed of more than 1,000 islands in 26 atolls in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives has the silky sand beaches and crystal-clear water to lure the world’s jetsetters and honeymooners. Even with this postcard-perfect setting, the resorts […]

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  • 9 February

    Ten additional people onboard Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the latest statement from the cruise line, including four Japanese guests, one guest from Taiwan, two Americans, two Canadians and one guest from New Zealand. Local health authorities disembarked the affected guests for transport to local hospitals immediately.  The […]

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  • 9 February

    Kempinski Hotels S.A. has appointed Ron Cusiter as vice president global sales and the Americas. In this role, Cusiter will be responsible to lead and manage the global sales offices of the luxury brand in Europe, America, Asia and India. In addition, he will oversee sales and marketing for the company’s properties in the Americas […]

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  • 8 February

    American Airlines has announced that it will extend the suspension of flights to Hong Kong from its Los Angeles hub through March 27, citing a “reduction in demand.” Flights to Hong Kong from Dallas – Fort Worth are scheduled to resume on February 21.  American said that it will run a formal schedule change on […]

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