Signature CEO sounds optimistic note at annual meeting

Signature Travel Group CEO Alex Sharpe touted companywide progress during the network’s Owners Meeting on Friday, citing strong growth in member portfolio sales, with cruise sales in particular emerging as a standout. The annual event was held virtually, after a […]

Hawaii hoteliers form new group to amplify voice

Hoteliers in Hawaii have launched a new organization aiming to bolster the industry as it faces waves of pandemic-related hurdles and to increase its influence in tourism-related issues in the Aloha State. Since officially forming as a nonprofit in February, […]

Regent Seven Seas Cruises reveals more details about the Grandeur

Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ next ship will have 15 suite categories and spend its inaugural 2023 season sailing the Caribbean. The sixth ship in Regent’s fleet, the Grandeur will launch in November 2023 offerings 17 sailings and two transatlantic crossings, […]

American Melody riverboat enters service on the Mississippi

American Cruise Lines launched its newest riverboat, the 175-passenger American Melody, with a 22-day Mississippi River cruise from Natchez, Miss., on Sept. 3.  ACL said that the cruise is the its longest Mississippi River cruise ever offered. It was originally […]

Disney Cruise Line relaunching the Wonder in October

Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder will relaunch on Oct. 1 from San Diego, offering three- and four-day sailings to Mexico. The shorter cruises will call in Ensenada, Mexico, and spend one day at sea, and the longer ones will visit […]

Hyatt chief: ALG acquisition brings us closer to agents

Mark Hoplamazian, CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corp., told travel advisors attending Asta’s Global Convention that bringing Apple Leisure Group (ALG) into the Hyatt portfolio will deepen the hospitality company’s relationship with them. “You play a critical role in the travel […]

Hyatt chief: ALG acquisition brings us closer to agents

Mark Hoplamazian, CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corp., told travel advisors attending Asta’s Global Convention that bringing Apple Leisure Group (ALG) into the Hyatt portfolio will deepen the hospitality company’s relationship with them. “You play a critical role in the travel […]

Cruise lines navigate new vaccine mandates

The cruise industry has worked exhaustively during its pandemic pause to figure out how to carry passengers safely. But the restart is now being complicated by conflicting vaccine protocols that challenge its very business model. The most impactful among them […]

Emerald Cruises sets voyages on the Mekong River

For the upcoming 2022-2023 Mekong River cruise season in Southeast Asia, Emerald Cruises will offer itineraries ranging from a weeklong sailing to a 21-day cruisetour. Sailing onboard the line’s newest river ship, the 84-passenger Emerald Harmony, guests can experience Cambodia […]