Thursday July 19, 2018
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Riu Palace Punta Cana is back in action and looking better than ever

Sunwing exclusive RIU Hotels & Resorts has announced the reopening of legacy resort Riu Palace Punta Cana in the D.R., with brand new restaurants, swimming pools and amenities as well as new interior design.
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Celebrity embarks on US$500 million fleet-wide upgrade through 2023

Celebrity Cruises wants all of its ships to look as good as Celebrity Edge and it’s spending half a billion dollars to reach that goal.
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New leadership for Merit as Merrithew steps down, Sproul appointed CEO

Merit Travel is transitioning its leadership team as Merit founders Louise de Grandpré and Michael Merrithew have announced their intention to leave the company, effective at the end of July.
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Avalon announces free air & savings on select river cruises

Savings abound this fall season with Avalon Waterways, but only if clients book by July 24.
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MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.
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Canadian overnights in Germany still on the rise

Overnight stays in Germany were up 4.8% in the first four months of the year, with a 5% increase from Canada, continuing this market’s “solid positive growth trend” from last year.
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Here is where Holland America’s Westerdam will sail in Asia in 2018-2019

When Holland America Line’s Westerdam ship embarks on its 2018-2019 season in Asia, it will take in all the sights in many of the region’s most enticing destinations.
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Get client savings & increased commissions with Anderson’s South Pacific promo

Both agents and clients win big with Anderson Vacations’ latest promotion on its South Pacific tours.
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Disney’s new app does the impossible – it makes waiting in line actually enjoyable

Waiting in line in the worst. But leave it to Disney to make even that a magical experience.
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Apple Leisure Group appoints former Melia exec as new Managing Director, Europe

A former senior executive at Melia Hotels International has joined the ranks at Apple Leisure Group (ALG) to lead the company’s European division.
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