Author Archives: Sydney Smith

There are 65 articles by Sydney Smith published on this site.

Book Your Next Trip With Travel Bound

Selling exclusively to travel agents, Travel Bound® is a leading supplier of FIT travel to destinations around the world — in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the South Pacific, South America, and North America. Read the rest of this entry »

With over 25 years of experience, there’s no better way to travel the UK and Europe than with Back-Roads Touring. Their small group and tailor-made tours take you on an intimate journey through exciting destinations, providing unique experiences and guaranteed high-quality accommodation.

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Kier MatthewsKier Matthews is the Vice President of Sales at Europe Express, where he is responsible for travel agent sales. Prior to his job at Europe Express, Matthews was a Manager of Member Sales & Service at Virtuoso, the travel industry’s leading luxury travel network. While at Virtuoso, Matthews was an integral part of the network’s social media engagement. He conducted seminars for travel agents and suppliers on how to use social media to grow their business, as well as help establish Virtuoso’s corporate social media policy. Read the rest of this entry »

Mira BorukhinMira Boroukhin started her travel industry career in 1983, joining Air Canada in New York, where she worked in Sales, ultimately becoming Ticket Office Supervisor. In 1988 Mira decided to go the entrepreneurial way and open her own travel agency near the World Trade Center, Downtown Travel, becoming a leading agency to Europe, especially Eastern Europe. Recognizing her qualities of entrepreneur, several airlines awarded the agency their wholesale contracts to Europe, which allowed her to test the waters in the consolidation business. Read the rest of this entry »

Accredited as the most award-winning river cruise line in the industry, Viking River Cruises provides remarkable value while consistently placing high on competitive rankings, like Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, Reader’s Choice and Best Small Ships awards and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Betsy GeiserBetsy’s travel career began in 1999 when she joined UNIGLOBE Travel USA as Franchise Sales Coordinator and Contract Administrator.  Since then, she has also worked in Industry Relations and Home-Based Agency Sales. In 2009, Betsy became Vice President of UNIGLOBE Travel Center, the home-based agency division of UNIGLOBE Travel USA.  She oversees all aspects of the hosting program and new agent recruitment. Betsy is the Vice President of the Professional Association of Travel hosts (PATH) and the President of her local ASTA Chapter.
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Plan Your Trip to Poland with

In November 2014 became a part of eTravel SA, the biggest and most dynamic Polish travel corporation. The merger is great news for all US travel agents and tour operators who wish to expand their outgoing business to Poland. Read the rest of this entry »

Travel Made Easy with Solar Tours

Solar Tours began in 1984 as a wholesaler for Foreign Independent Tours (FITs) to Latin America. Due to their success and the relationships they built, expanding into airline consolidation made a lot of sense and Solar became known for their consolidation business. Read the rest of this entry »

Jeff AdamJeff Adam is an Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific and Africa specialist, hailing from Adelaide Australia. Jeff moved to the USA prior to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games to promote travel Down Under. He has been instrumental in creating the travel industries most comprehensive training program for Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands, Papua and New Guinea titled the South Pacific Travel Symposium and went on to assist the Travel Institute (then called ICTA) in updating their Destination Specialist South Pacific program with pertinent travel information. His presentation style is both educational and entertaining, leaving all who attend excited at the prospect of traveling to Australia, New Zealand the South Pacific and Africa
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At Universal Orlando® Resort you’ll discover two amazing theme parks­, spectacular on-site hotels, unique dining and entertainment, plus much more, all in one convenient location. You can stay in the heart of it all at one of the resort’s uniquely themed on-site hotels, each within walking distance of the theme parks. The hotels offer convenient complimentary transportation to the parks as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Since 1945, for three generations, the Perillo family has perfected the art of traveling to Italy, making Perillo Tours America’s leading operator to the region. With group and individual tours, Perillo provides the best way to see Italy. Through, independent travelers can design and book a customized vacation to meet the needs, wants and desires of each traveler. Read the rest of this entry »

Blending rich history, countless cultural influences, famous innovators in science and literature, and (let’s not forget!) a royal monarchy, England is the epitome of a destination full of wealth. Let Europe Express customize your ideal group trip as you discover what makes this destination so special. Read the rest of this entry »

Sitting at the tip of (arguably) the world’s most epic continent, South Africa is an extraordinary nation boasting adventure, nature and wildlife conservation, and a bustling wine-producing industry. Once-in-lifetime moments are experienced here, making a trip to South Africa worthy of a top spot on any bucket list.

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The Blount Difference

Luther Blount, the founder of Blount Small Ship Adventures, could have stopped the day he coined the term “small ship cruising.” By then, he was a prolific inventor and shipbuilder. He’d created ships so innovative, his competitors lined up, hoping to buy them. But he always saved the biggest innovations for his own fleet. Ships with bow ramps. Retractable pilot houses. Ships totally unlike anything else in cruising. He’d taken people deep into the nooks and crannies of the world, and along the way, discovered adventure in the places big cruises couldn’t sail. Read the rest of this entry »

A division of USA TODAY, Tripology is the leading online travel referral service that matches consumers with travel specialists, known as Tripologists, based on their specific vacation request. The service provides the best of both worlds for travelers and travel professionals. For travelers, Tripology combines a content-rich online experience with access to travel professionals for the personal attention and service they seek. For travel specialists, Tripology is a cost-effective way to get qualified travel leads. Read the rest of this entry »

Embark On A Trip to Copenhagen with Transam Travel

Commonly referred to as the world’s “most livable city”, Copenhagen, Denmark’s old world charm coupled with its progressive qualities as a true cosmopolitan city make it a sought-out destination for tourists. The city is a pocket-sized fairytale mixed with innovation—from castles and palaces, to wondrous buildings and creatively-designed architecture, Copenhagen is large enough to be seen as a major metropolis, yet small enough to feel intimate and timeless.  Read the rest of this entry »

GOGO Vacations is a leading US travel wholesaler, providing the very best in products and packages to travel professionals. Their unwavering commitment to the travel agent community is one that runs strong and deep, offering support and responsiveness that is unparalleled in this space. Read the rest of this entry »

Discover Ireland with Journeys Connect

A dreamland full of fairy tale-like castles, charming villages, picturesque landscapes, literary legends, and historical landmarks, it’s no wonder why Ireland is one of the most sought out tourist destinations in the world. Immerse yourself in Irish culture as you embark on an adventure through Ireland with Journeys Connect.  Read the rest of this entry »

Plan Your Next Trip to Israel with Dan Hotels

As Israel’s leading luxury hotel chain, Dan Hotels provides a unique hospitality experience at international standards, with its properties continually ranking in annual listings for the best hotels around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Rental Escapes is a leading luxury villa rental and concierge agency based out of Montreal, Canada. Their website features a curated collection of the world’s finest private villas and estates. Read the rest of this entry »

Travel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai with Goway Travel

Labeled as the “richest city in the world” by Fortune Magazine, Abu Dhabi’s rapid development, advanced urbanization, and relatively high income of its population has transformed the city into a cosmopolitan metropolis and a world power. As capital, Abu Dhabi is the center of the United Arab Emirates’ political and industrial activities, as well as the cultural and commercial hub for the country. Read the rest of this entry »