A trip to San Antonio, Texas is not complete without a visit to the Alamo, where a fierce battle with Mexican troops was fought in 1836. Travelers can also participate in such essential activities as dining al fresco along the 15-mile River Walk and shopping for cowboy boots at Leighelena.
The Grand Velas resorts in Mexico are included in agents' list of their favorite family-friendly all-inclusive resorts that suit a variety of budgets and travel needs. The chosen resorts have fun activities for children and amenities designated for adults.
Agents selling all-inclusive trips to Berlin can now offer the Berlin WelcomeCard, a pass that covers public transportation and admission to 30 city attractions, such as the Jewish Museum. The commissionable card can be purchased for durations of 48 hours, 72 hours and four days.
JetBlue has tapped Momofuku Milk Bar to provide sweet treats to Mint service passengers. Passengers will receive a gift box and pre-arrival cookie.
From reducing waste to sourcing local foods to incorporating the sharing economy, Tracy Stuckrath offers tips based on her experience attending Slow Food international's Terra Madre Salone del Gusto event.
A Jewish heritage-themed visit to Warsaw can be heavy, so travel agents in the know should add a visit to the Warsaw Zoo. During a guided tour, clients can learn about zookeeper Jan Zabinski and his wife, Antonina Zabinski, who risked their lives to hide more than 300 Jews in their villa and animal cages during the Nazi occupation of Poland. The visit takes place at the Zabinskis' preserved villa, where clients can step into actual hiding places and hear incredible stories of bravery.
Porto Elounda, on the Greek island of Crete, is a family-friendly island destination that's less expensive than the nearby glitzy Spinalonga Peninsula. The Kids Ark water park is a great fun spot for children, while adults can enjoy a spa treatment at the Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort.
Since electronic devices are not allowed into the cabin of flights from eight designated countries, agents should prepare clients for how best to protect their devices in their checked luggage. Agents can suggest quickly retrieving bags from baggage claim, taking a device inventory and properly padding electronics, according to Bob Chambers of CSA Travel Protection.
Alaska Airlines has announced plans to retire the Virgin America brand in 2019. The airline said, "[M]any of the elements you love about Virgin America will live on, paired with Alaska's unbeatable performance and top-rated customer service." Alaska recently announced the addition of 21 new markets and plans to introduce redesigned cabins with new seats and amenities in 2018.
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