Last year, after unveiling a new Egypt and Jordan portfolio of tours and cruise/tours, making use of the recently refurbished Sanctuary Sun Boat III, Scenic added more dates in 2019.

Wendy Wu, the Tibetan-born Chinese-Australian living in London who launched Wendy Wu Tours in Sydney in 1994 when she took her first group of Australians to China, will build a Mekong River ship in partnership with Vietnam’s Thien Minh Group.

Abercrombie & Kent's Bob Simpson, VP expedition cruising, will present an overview of the company's Northwest Passage adventure, from Greenland to the Bering Sea, during a June 20 webinar.

GoBe.com, the online booking service for travel services and excursions, will close operations as of May 18, and is no longer accepting new bookings, a Royal Caribbean spokesman said in a statement to Seatrade Cruise News.

Developing an Antarctic research fellowship, strengthening support for science projects and a new Antarctic Ambassadors program were some key initiatives decided at the 27th annual meeting of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators.

The TUI Group's supervisory and executive boards gave the green light to a third Hanseatic-class newbuild for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Delivery would be in 2021.

Travel innovator Bernard 'Barney' Ebsworth, the founding chairman for both Royal Cruise Line and Clipper Cruise Line, and the force behind luxury tour operator INTRAV, died April 9 in Seattle. He was 83.

Mark Kerr has been appointed to Abercrombie & Kent’s newly created position of cruise manager New Zealand, following an increase in business in what CLIA Australasia said is one of the world’s top performing markets.

Sydney-based cruise specialist Diane Patrick of Wiltrans International has produced a dedicated Australian brochure with Australian dollars for British heritage tour operator Albion Journeys.
Sandy Nerlich, regional director North America for Tourism Western Australia, has released a brochure on Kimberley expedition cruising for the US market in US dollars.
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