Variety Cruises Resumes Sailing in Greece

Variety Cruises’ Galileo has resumed sailing in Greece and is planning weekly departures through November 2020. The Galileo can accommodate up to 49 passengers, but now is sailing with 31 guests and 18 crew members. The ship is operating the […]

Classic Vacations Partners With Vrbo to Launch Vacation Rentals

Classic Vacations has collaborated with vacation rental marketplace Vrbo to add instant-book vacation rental inventory to its website this summer, providing travel advisors with a new tool in the challenging time of COVID-19. Travel Advisors can now search private home […]

Imagine Resorts Reveals Plans for Themed Waterpark Resort

Imagine Hospitality announced that it has selected Hollister, Missouri, a suburb of the entertainment capital of Branson, as the site for its new themed waterpark resort. The family-friendly, 575,000-square-foot resort will be situated on 68 acres within the city limits. […]

NCL Extends ‘Peace of Mind’ Policy Into 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line extended its “Peace of Mind” policy into 2021 and introduced a new protracted final payment schedule to boost consumer confidence, the company said. Travelers who book cruises by Aug. 31, 2020, with embarkation dates from Jan. 1, […]

IHG Debuts InterContinental Brand in Halong Bay Vietnam

WHY IT RATES: Travelers looking to visit Vietnam will have a new hotel option.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the signing of InterContinental Halong Bay Resort and InterContinental Residences Halong Bay with Ha Long Investment […]

Hotel Groups File Lawsuit Against San Francisco

Hotel advocacy groups in California have filed a lawsuit against San Francisco over a new ordinance that allegedly endangers hotel employees and guests while forcing other properties to remain closed. The Hotel Council of San Francisco, the California Hotel and […]

JD Power Releases Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for 2020

A newly released J.D. Power study found that guest satisfaction increased when properties met guest expectations for cleanliness and communication. According to the 2020 J.D. Power North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index (NAGSI) Study, guest satisfaction with the cleanliness of […]