The online travel landscape is complex and can be hard for a startup to navigate the different elements in addition to how they fit together. This breakdown of the online travel landscape by Mozio shares details on almost all aspects of the online travel industry, including OTAs, metasearch, hotel booking engines, merchandising platforms, airport parking, property management systems/hotel booking tools, cruise lines, multimodal search engines, traditional travel agencies and more. Many of the new travel start-ups are in a few categories, including peer-to-peer marketplaces, travel inspiration and discovery and multi-modal. Click here for additional details.
In light of the Ebola outbreak in 2014, the Department of State has issued level 3 travel warnings for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for 2015. They have also advised against non-essential travel. There is also a Level 2 travel alert for Mali as an extended precaution measure against Ebola.
Cruise Addicts boarding Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Norwegian Escape may need to bring a heavy jacket. Why you ask? The ship will feature the line’s most innovative Mandara Spa to date, a tranquil hideaway that at its epicenter will feature the largest Thermal Suite at sea, outfitted with the line’s first Snow Room. Yes, I said Snow Room. In addition to the luxurious spa, adults will have two private lounge spaces to enjoy onboard at Vibe Beach Club and Spice H2O, which will feature an all-new grotto area for guests to cool off after a day of sunbathing.
Port Everglades has completely remodeled its sixth cruise terminal in five years with $24 million worth of renovations and upgrades designed for greater efficiency and guest convenience. Cruise Terminal 4 officially opened today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Princess Cruises, the Official Cruise Line of the Seattle Seahawks, has announced "Sail with the 12s – A Seahawks Fan Cruise," featuring a seven-night Alaska cruise over Father's Day, departing from Seattle, Wash., on Crown Princess on June 20, 2015.
Fireworks and marching bands marked the departure of Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth on their World Voyages this weekend. This would signifie the beginning of Cunard's 175th anniversary year. A magnificent year of celebrations is planned, with special features on board, a top-flight line-up of celebrity speakers and a series of World Class events and commemorative sailings in place for 2015.
Carnival Cruise Line will welcome Carnival Freedom to its new year-round homeport of Galveston, Texas, on Saturday, February 14, by hosting a celebration to honor U.S. military families. Through a partnership with Operation Homefront, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial and other assistance to military families, Carnival will provide a day of onboard fun and exciting activities for service members and their families. Among the day's festivities will be a special outdoor Carnival LIVE performance by country superstar Martina McBride.
On this week's episode we visit with Kathy Lee Gifford aboard the Carnival Breeze. Kathie Lee Gifford, former spokesperson for Carnival Cruise Line, returned to Carnival on Sunday to introduce her GIFFT Collection of wines at a tasting event for cruise guests on Carnival Breeze at PortMiami. The wines are now available for sale fleetwide on Carnival's 24 ships.
When Cruise Addicts visited the Carnival Sunshine we were so impressed with the ships PYOB! (Pour Your Own Beer) Station. They have two onboard, one near the deli and the other next to the pizza. So imagine if you will, a late night of fun on a Funship getting a slice of Pizza or even a Sandwich. Now you can swipe your card and pour a nice cold draft beer, immediately. In this video demonstration we give the PYOB! Station a test run.
Meet Mama Lee. Mama Lee is 86-years-old, enjoys ballroom dancing, and has been a full-time resident of a cruise ship for the past ten years. It costs her about $164,000 a year, but it really sounds like she's loving her permanent vacation.
With the rise of numerous award-winning adventure films over the last 12 months, a leading travel experience provider has reported a 35% increase in walking and hiking tour bookings. With hundreds of hiking trails to choose from, Experience Oz has released a shortlist of Australia's must-experience walking and hiking hotspots for 2015. From coastal scenery dotted with pristine lakes to red deserts scattered with rugged gorges and canyons, it's no surprise that hiking and day walks are increasing in popularity around the country. Experience OZ's Digital Marketing Manager, Matt Hobbs, said hikes and walks are not only for the professionals, but for any outdoor enthusiast who was keen to experience the stunning natural beauty Australia has to offer. Click here for the complete list.
This year will mark its fifth season on the Columbia and Snake Rivers with Queen of the West. To kick-off the anniversary American Cruise Lines has a special celebration planned on the very first cruise of the year, which departs on March 28th.
This spring Carnival Miracle will undergo an extensive refurbishment that will add an array of new and exciting on-board innovations, from unique bar concepts like RedFrog Pub and Alchemy Bar. Entertainment choices will be further enhanced with the additions of Playlist Productions and Hasbro, The Game Show, and the family-friendly Seuss at Sea program.
Pearl Seas Cruises is exploring possible itinerary options for Cuba. The Cuba cruises would offer guests a genuine experience to a variety of different ports, particularly those which larger ships cannot visit.
Princess Cruises just launched a fresh advertising campaign to remind travelers of the memorable moments they can experience while aboard a Princess Cruises vacation. The multi-million-dollar program comes on the heels of last year’s successful “come back new” marketing campaign that marked the return of the line’s advertising on television in more than a decade and reminded viewers that cruising can transform and enrich their lives
Windstar Cruises has annouonced their new Island Experiences in the Caribbean, part of the complimentary Private Event program launching around the world in 2015. The new Island Experience is designed to treat guests to the feeling of having their “own private island” for the day, and is offered on every Windstar Caribbean itinerary.
Regent Sevem Seas Cruises has introduced, Seven Seas Explorer. With an amazing 3,875-square-foot suite, extravagantly designed lounges and showplaces, and lavish gourmet restaurants, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is setting a new standard for luxury vacations with the launch of Seven Seas Explorer.
Cruise Addicts, Get ready for a thrill while bumping around SeaPlex in the all new, first at sea, bumper cars onboard Royal Caribbean's Quantum-class ships. Music, lights and the giant LED screen set the mood for a Royal Caribbean party you won’t want to miss!
Welcome to the Heart of Alaska, shot exclusively in high-definition on the Princess Cruisetour program, this documentary goes deep into the Alaska interior. Park rangers, dog mushers, and locals navigate this compelling story of Alaska's interior. The unique landscape, people, and culture of Alaska are captured in this inspiring piece about life in the untamed wilderness.
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