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'Engagement season' prompts variety of romance-travel options

16-08-2017

I'm not traditional or sentimental. So I admit I was a bit surprised when I got an email promoting a hotel's romance service that noted "engagement season" was upon us.... Read more

Hapag-Lloyd's Bremen gets Polar Code certification

16-08-2017

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said its MS Bremen expedition ship has been certified as meeting the requirements of the new Polar Code, scheduled to take effect in 2018.... Read more

When does a river cruise ship hit its stride?

16-08-2017

Anyone who has been on a fair amount of new river cruise ships knows that the inaugural sailing isn't always the best one. From construction delays like those experienced on the... Read more

Ryanair cries foul over Lufthansa's inside track to Air Berlin assets

16-08-2017

Ryanair has filed a complaint with the European Commission, accusing the German government, Air Berlin and Lufthansa of an "obvious" conspiracy to keep competitors away from Air Berlin's assets.... Read more

Dubrovnik seeks to sharply curtail cruise tourism

16-08-2017

The new mayor of Dubrovnik said he is in favor of halving the number of cruise passengers arriving daily at the Adriatic port city in Croatia.... Read more

How an IC can switch hosts despite a restrictive contract

16-08-2017

Q: A very productive independent contractor has approached my agency and proposed to switch from her host agency to my agency. She has shown me her existing independent contractor agreement. It is 24 pages long, and it has all kinds of horrible restrictions that are obviously designed to keep her from ever switching hosts. I know that no court would uphold these kinds of restrictions if she were an employee, but do the same rules... Read more

'Illicit alcohol' seized at Mexican Caribbean bars and resorts

16-08-2017

Authorities in Mexico temporarily shut down two bars and... Read more

All-inclusive Turtle Beach to include golf in the rate

16-08-2017

Guests at Turtle Beach Resort in Barbados will include golf for at the Barbados Golf Club, starting Oct. 1.... Read more

Bumping compensation a nonstarter for 21% of flyers

16-08-2017

One in five Americans say that not even $10,000 makes up for getting bumped off a plane, according to a study by digital insurance brokerage PolicyGenius.... Read more

Private islands 2.0: More than a day at the beach

16-08-2017

Thirty years ago, the idea of going to a private island in the Bahamas was enough to get cruise passengers excited. A piece of rock with a strip of beach, a barbecue for lunch and some basic watersports was the formula, and it worked fine at the time. But now, cruise lines are launching a new set of islands or upgrading old ones, adding luxury amenities and enhancements large and small, all meant to turbocharge... Read more

 

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