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Op-Ed – How Grover Cleveland ruined American cruises

By Victoria J. Buchholz and Todd G. Buchholz Los Angeles Times - August 4, 2017 These days, anyone can hop on a cruise from Miami to Cuba. But if you try to board a ship from Miami to Key West, New York or Charleston, Grover Cleveland will stop you. In 1886, President Cleveland tried to protect American [...]

2017-09-05T21:55:18+00:00September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

An Evening With Tim Rice’ to Debut on Seabourn Fleet

The award-winning lyricist creates an exclusive show for Seabourn LONDON, September 22, 2016 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has announced an exclusive partnership with Tim Rice, the acclaimed English musical theater lyricist of Broadway, West End and film, winner of three Oscars, three Tonys, three Golden Globes and several Grammys. The new [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:51+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Press Release|

A New Series of Holland America Line Academy Courses for Travel Partners Begins with Alaska Land+Sea Journeys

Travel professionals who complete the course receive perks and a chance to win a cruise Seattle, Wash., Aug. 8, 2016 – Holland America Line has launched a series of new Holland America Line Academy Specialist Training Courses for travel professionals that provides comprehensive tools for agents selling the company’s premium cruises. The first course to [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:51+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Press Release|

SANPATA Event Write Up – CBX: Cross Border Express Connects San Diego with Tijuana Airport

On Friday, May 27th, 30 travel industry professionals, including members of SAN PATA, SAN APTA, and CCRA plus a few of our favorite supplier sales reps traveled down to Otay Mesa to the Cross Border Xpress terminal. This impressive joint venture between USA and Mexico provides convenient access to the Tijuana International Airport where daily flights [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:52+00:00July 19th, 2016|Chapter News|


I was invited to visit and explore a part of beautiful Baja California/Sur – South of the Border, specifically La Paz, Loreto, Los Cabos, and Todos Santos. Other than driving the Baja 500 or Baja 1000, the best option is to fly from Tijuana, San Diego or Los Angeles. Luckily Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air flies directly [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:52+00:00July 19th, 2016|Industry News|

The Stone Statues In Easter Island Have Bodies!

This is absolutely incredible. Here we’ve been thinking for all these years that they were just heads. They are going to be absolutely huge when they are completely excavated. It all just adds to the mystery of these amazing sculptures. Maybe now they can get more information about them seeing as they have writings on [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:55+00:00July 19th, 2016|Industry News|

India extends visa-on-arrival facility to 180 countries

NEW DELHI: In a significant step towards liberalization of the visa regime, the government on Wednesday cleared two initiatives: visa on arrival and electronic travel authorization for all countries barring eight “prior reference” countries including Pakistan, Iran, Sri Lanka and China. ETA will allow foreign travelers to apply for a visa from home and receive [...]

2016-10-13T22:47:51+00:00July 19th, 2016|Industry News|

U.S. Travel Association Survey

U.S Travel survey reveals that four of the top five air travelers are frustrated due to the checkpoint process, though a majority of travellers are supportive of recent initiatives to improve traveler facilitation by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association to mark the 10th anniversary of TSA, the survey results [...]

2016-10-13T22:47:51+00:00July 19th, 2016|Industry News|
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