Demand Dips for North American Hotels

The Year 2015 has been kind to many North American hoteliers, but new data from hospitality solutions provider TravelClick highlights some dips in guest demand for the rest of the year.

According to the August 2015 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR), group occupancy and transient (individual) business occupancy have dipped by 0.5 percent and 1. Continue reading Demand Dips for North American Hotels

Hurtigruten Launches Global Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation

Hurtigruten has been taking the lead on sustainable travel for more than 100 years – as it navigated along the scenic, fjord-indented landscape of Norway’s west coast, and then continued that tradition when it expanded into expedition sailing in Antarctica, Greenland, Spitsbergen and Iceland over the past 20-plus years.

After all, it is the land of Amundsen and Nansen and so many other polar explorers. Continue reading Hurtigruten Launches Global Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation

Flights and Cruises Impacted as Hurricane Danny Approaches the Caribbean

CNN reported that Danny has been downgraded to a tropical storm. It has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and is moving west at 15 mph. As of midday Sunday, it was 275 miles east of the Lesser Antilles island of Guadeloupe, with heavy winds extending at least 60 miles from the center. Continue reading Flights and Cruises Impacted as Hurricane Danny Approaches the Caribbean

Costa Diadema to Begin Roundtrip Departures From Rome This Winter

Beginning in December, travelers can get a double dose of the “Eternal City” with roundtrip itineraries departing from Civitavecchia, Italy, the port for Rome, onboard Costa Cruises’ newest ship, Costa Diadema. The Italian-flagged cruise line crafted the seven-night cruises to give guests the opportunity to explore the western Mediterranean while cruising roundtrip from one of the world’s most popular destinations. Continue reading Costa Diadema to Begin Roundtrip Departures From Rome This Winter