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Celebrity Edge Launching Ahead of Schedule

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Celebrity Cruises reports that its new ship, Celebrity Edge, will be completed ahead of schedule and enter service earlier than planned. The ship, which features several unique features including the innovative Magic Carpet, will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, and make


Celebrity Edge to Feature Dedicated Meeting Venue

September 26, 2017 by Lori Smith

Celebrity Cruises has revealed that its new ship, the Celebrity Edge, will have a state-of-the-art meeting venue called The Meeting Place. Designed by Wilson Butler Architects, the 1,970-square-foot venue will have a central location on the ship and will have


IncentiveWorks 2017 Delivers Connections and Education

August 31, 2017 by

Nearly 1,400 supplier representatives played host to more than 2,300 meeting and incentive travel planners at IncentiveWorks 2017,  which was held August 22-23, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. IncentiveWorks is the Canadian business events industry’s largest and leading


Celebrity Cruises Unveils New Venue on Celebrity Edge

July 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

Celebrity Cruises has revealed the next dramatic feature on its newest ship, Celebrity Edge. Spanning three decks of the ship with almost 7,000 square feet of glass, “Eden” is a unique venue with more outward-facing glass than any other room


EMA Marketing Adds New Meeting and Incentive Travel Partners

June 28, 2017 by Lori Smith

EMA Marketing is now representing Monocle Yachts and Experience Scottsdale in the Canadian market. “We are excited to introduce both of these fabulous new partners,” says Liz Akey, president of EMA Marketing. “Partnering with them is part of our ongoing commitment


Ritz-Carlton Going to Sea

June 26, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), is entering the luxury yachting and cruises market. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., The Ritz-Carlton


Celebrity Cruises Reveals New Class of Ship

March 30, 2017 by Lori Smith

Celebrity Cruises gave the industry a first-look at its new ship, the Celebrity Edge, at a special preview event held in Miami last week. It is the cruise line’s first new ship class in 10 years. Designed completely in 3-D, the Celebrity


Celebrity Cruises Increases Galapagos Capacity

March 8, 2017 by Lori Smith

The addition of two new ships has upped Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos Islands cruise capacity by 65 percent. This month, the 210-foot Xperience and 98-foot Xploration join the 296-foot Xpedition, which was inaugurated in June 2004. All three vessels are available for


ALHI Launches New Website

February 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has launched a new website with enhanced “search” abilities and other user-friendly features. According to ALHI CEO David Gabri, the site is designed as a one-stop online resource for event and incentive travel professionals looking


CLIA, Marriott Announce New Partnership

June 12, 2016 by douloff

WASHINGTON — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and Marriott International have partnered to provide qualifying CLIA members a variety of benefits, including commissions on qualified hotel bookings across Marriott’s 19 brands, it was announced on June 1. The new partnership


ALHI Adds La Jolla Property to Portfolio

April 4, 2016 by Lori Smith
Estancia La Jolla -- Garden Courtyard -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), La Jolla, California

The Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, which is situated on 10 acres in La Jolla in northern San Diego, has been accepted as the newest Member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The popular Southern California hotel is part of Pacific


Holland America Launches Incentive Choice

July 22, 2015 by Lori Smith

Holland America Line is introducing a new program exclusively for incentive groups. “Incentive Choice” features a comprehensive package of amenities and preferential pricing including savings on suites, verandahs and staterooms. “In developing Incentive Choice, we responded to our trade partners