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There are 300 articles by Elizabeth Cody published on this site.

Escape from Rome and revel in Italy’s southern coastline dotted with tiny, colorful villages clinging to cliffs perched high above the dazzling sea. The area is ablaze with citrus orchards, vineyards and olive groves, making a perfect introduction to Sorrento, Naples, Capri, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, and to the more casual charms of Maiori, Praiano and Conca dei Marini.  The mild Mediterranean climate invites tourists to visit all year round.

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Chennai was once the heart of British colonialism during its heyday. Today, however, it is a delightful mosh-posh of local architecture, artifacts, and culture, seasoned only slightly with the remnants of colonial rule. This city has so much to offer visitors, from those looking to explore the history of world trading routes to stunning mosques and temples, all the way to amazing golden beaches lapped by turquoise waters. Make your way to Chennai, before this little-known secret gets out! Read the rest of this entry »

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The Tahitian Islands are a lush paradise, brimming not only with sun-drenched beaches and vibrant foliage but also an ancient heritage set to the heartbeat of the rise and fall of the tides. The Polynesian people are warm and inviting to those who come to their shores to explore and bask in the natural beauty of each island. From the Society Islands to the Marquesas, there is only a plane ride between you and a trip to tranquility.

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Fresh Air and a Feast in Bangalore with Qatar Airways

Bangalore has recently emerged as an urban Indian powerhouse: an outdoorsman’s dream, a foodie paradise, and a center of technology and innovation, yet all contained within a city still holding true to its heritage. Thanks to Bangalore’s mild temperatures year-round, nature enthusiasts can pick their poison and race off into the sunset to get their adrenaline pumping. Those looking to take it easy will adore the city’s lush forests and breathtaking gardens, as well as the unique architecture on some of its most prominent buildings. Looking to fill your grumbling stomach? Bangalore has that covered as well. No matter what you’re looking to get away from (or to), Bangalore has you covered. Read the rest of this entry »

The Bay of Fundy has one of the world’s most unique boasts: the world’s highest tide. But the rushing waters aren’t the only attraction bringing visitors to this southern region of New Brunswick year after year. From ancient fossils weaving a story into the cliffs to carving out a new identity as a top wine destination, the Bay of Fundy is a fun and eclectic area just waiting for you. Come and see why this humble Canadian heartland is making a big name for itself.

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Travel To Balmy and Breezy Chios with CTS Fares

Chios is a Mediterranean hotspot just waiting to take off: beautiful turquoise waters, blazing sunsets, and fascinating history and culture. As the fifth-largest of the Greek islands, it often doesn’t get much love from visitors running to the bigger and shinier islands, but those looking for hidden getaways and the quieter oasis, know exactly where to go: Chios. Read the rest of this entry »

The debut Family Travel Advisor Forum has officially wrapped, and by all accounts, was a tremendous success. The Forums was produced by Specialty Travel Forums, a division of Travel Show Marketing Group, an independent event organizer. This exclusive event took place at the Royalton Riviera Cancun in Mexico from Tuesday, November 1 through Saturday, November 5, with optional post-event familiarization itineraries.

“The results are in, and clearly, it’s all about family! The first ever Family Travel Advisor Forum has far exceeded our expectations, and based on the very positive feedback we’ve received from suppliers and sellers alike, a success across the board! It is an absolute privilege to produce an event that brings suppliers together with such a passionate and successful audience; really, some of the best in the business, and who contribute to their professional growth and longevity in the marketplace,” said Jennifer Fernandez, Vice President Events & Content, Specialty Travel Forums. Read the rest of this entry »

Enterprise Holdings Inc., the world’s largest car rental service provider, has restructured its “Cash-In Club” loyalty rewards program to give travel agents a better user experience and new opportunities to earn incentives. In addition to a fully rebranded website optimized for mobile use, Cash-In Club members also can enjoy new rewards opportunities via email.

Enterprise Holdings operates more than 9,000 fully staffed Enterprise Rent-A-CarNational Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car locations through an integrated global network of regional subsidiaries and independent franchises. This extensive network, coupled with the company’s award-winning service, makes Enterprise Holdings a particularly attractive car rental partner for travel agents. Read the rest of this entry »

Accra has a fascinating and uplifting background, both past and present: fought over by European powers for centuries before achieving its independence in the mid 20th century, today the city is flourishing with stunning monuments as a testament to its victories and triumphs. From exploring the last dregs of European colonialism to walking the legacy of first president of Ghana, the city has a calm certainty about who and what it was and wants to be in the future that is rare in many destinations.
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Brussels is a quietly alluring city, drawing visitors in with her quirks and charms as much as for her aesthetics. Just over 1,500 years old, the city has weathered through battles for settlement, independence, and two World Wars, all while still managing to retain much of its original history, architecture, and pride. The people of Brussels delight in celebrating both the old and not-so-old in their city, as well as embracing the idea of a core European identity. It’s no wonder that after the formation of the European Union, they chose Brussels out of every European city to call home. Read the rest of this entry »

Naxos is a stunning island often overlooked for its more well-known sisters, Santorini or Mykonos, even though it’s the largest island in the Cyclades. Despite the snub, Naxos continues to be a popular destination for those looking for an off the beaten path Greek island getaway, full of Mediterranean sun and fun but not necessarily the huge cruising crowds. The island is a foodie paradise, considered the gourmet hotspot of the Cyclades with organic and farm-to-table cuisine, and the perfect place to enjoy it on the long stretches of beach overlooking the deep azure waters. You’ll certainly find the island large enough to accommodate your wish for some solitary exploration or a chance to wander around ancient ruins.

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It all began more than 85 years ago.

In 1928, a young man purchased a rowboat to transport visitors across Lake Lugano, Switzerland. Who would have thought that this single rowboat would launch one of the world’s leading travel companies?

Today, the Globus family of brands is an international company reaching every corner of the world, yet remains family-owned and steeped in the values retained when they set out across Lake Lugano—to enlighten travelers by showing them the very best of the destinations we know so well. Read the rest of this entry »

Cartagena is a city that holds fast to its historical roots, and the results are simply stunning. From towering churches to sprawling castillos, the city is tinged with Spanish flavor on its tongue around every corner. Any visitor looking for some of the greatest Spanish colonial sights and structures of the New World will look no further than Cartagena.

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Northern Zimbabwe is a land filled with the most beautiful African scenery and the most fascinating local wildlife. From roaring falls framed by a rainbow to houseboats lazing along the lake surface, there is something for everyone who escaped their daily routine to find a slice of paradise relatively untouched by the modern and noisy. In any of the region’s national parks or natural landmarks, you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of Africa’s most iconic creatures, from antelope to zebras and everything in between. Read the rest of this entry »

FOTO BOTTINI 1 (Small)The Regional Director for Aerolíneas Argentinas, Marcelo William Bottini manages all commercial and administrative operations for offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.

Mr. Bottini began a remarkable twenty-seven year career with VARIG Brazilian Airlines in 1979 working in back-office support and ultimately rising to the level of President and Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, he led VARIG Brazilian Airlines through reorganization to be recognized as the Best Airline by industry peers by successfully restructuring it after it was sold in a public auction. During nine months of intense and brutal negotiations, involving government, creditors, unions, employees, and others, a unanimous decision on the complex Recovery Plan was reached, avoiding the failure of the largest and best known airline in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Shop tax-free in Mexico with MONEYBACK

MONEYBACK is Mexico’s leading tax refund service provider for international travelers with over 55 service locations throughout the country covering 98% of all the points of departure. MONEYBACK opened its doors in August 2008, offering tax refund services in Mexico City and Los Cabos. Since then, the company has expanded to Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara, among many other destinations in Mexico. Operated by travel industry professionals who understand the needs of international travelers visiting Mexico, MONEYBACK prides itself in offering fast and efficient tax refund services to leisure and business travelers. Read the rest of this entry »

When most wine enthusiasts reminisce about their favorite Shiraz, Merlot, or Chardonnay, they may be surprised to find that many of their favorite brands came from the Land Down Under. Australia, specifically the state of South Australia, is the world’s fourth largest exporter of wine, and 60% of its production is consumed internationally. Wine and vineyard tourism has also exploded in the region, with many visitors to Australia coming to try the country’s signature vintages in both reds and whites.

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India as a whole is an anomaly to many travelers, and besides the sprawling city of Mumbai, Western India is a mystery to even more. But this region is filled with stunning vibrant cities, peaceful temples, unconventional architecture, and sun-filled beaches, and all within easy reach. Whether you’re looking to zipline from an ancient fort or go kitesurfing along one of Western India’s many beaches, it’s all here waiting for you. Read the rest of this entry »

head shotKallie Biggs is the Travel Agent Market Manager for American Cruise Lines with extensive experience in marketing, sales, and business development over a range of travel and hospitality-focused industries. During her career, she held several onboard positions for a variety of cruise lines and also worked at Europe Express, gaining valuable experience as part of the sales and marketing team. Kallie served as a Contributing Board Member for the Young Travel Professionals of Seattle with the title of Communications and Marketing Manager. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Washington University, and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Washington.
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