Home-based travel agencies Cruises Inc., CruiseOne and Dream Vacations are hosting their first LGBT Getaways group cruise, planned to become an annual event.

Cruise Lines International Association forecasts 27.2m people around the world will take seagoing vacations in 2018. That's a 5.4% increase from the estimated 25.8m in 2017, and up from the 24.7m in 2016.

Nisomar, which harnesses data-analytic technology to inform its maritime services, nailed a partnership agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings for the 2017/18 cruise season in Chile.

A restructuring at home-based travel agency franchise Dream Vacations/CruiseOne and business opportunity Cruises Inc. is aligning agent engagement with recruitment sales.

Crystal's Elite Partner Program provides added benefits for top agents selling the line's ocean, river and yacht expedition experiences.

Holland America Line added four new courses to its HAL Academy for travel agents plus incentives including the chance to win a cruise on the Nieuw Statendam and other prizes.

In a survey of its top million-dollar producing Independent Agencies, Avoya Travel Network found 80% expect their 2018 wave season sales to be better than or the same as Avoya’s very strong 2017 wave sales.

Imagine Cruising, specialist in cruise and stay holidays, announced the acquisition of Holiday Planet, one of Australia’s leading travel companies based in Perth Australia.

 

Hurtigruten appointed International Cruise Marketing (ICM) as a new, second preferred sales agent (PSA) in Japan exclusively for its Arctic and Antarctic explorer products. Tumlare will continue to work as Hurtigruten’s PSA exclusively for its coastal Norway products in Japan.

Michael Bayley shared insights to kick off Cruises Inc., CruiseOne and Dream Vacations' weeklong national conference aboard Harmony of the Seas.

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