January 2022
News on Iceland ProCruises, Iceland ProTravel, Hótel Ísland & Pax More
Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the entire Emerging Destinations team, we hope you had a fantastic holiday season and a wonderful New Year. While the past 20 months have been filled with many highs and lows, we are cautiously optimistic that 2022 will be a year of new beginnings for the travel industry.

With Jessie in Spain, Ana heading to Brazil and Jane going to Kenya in January, we are thrilled to say that the Emerging Destinations team won’t be slowing down any time soon! The same can be said about exciting news from our clients. 

Iceland ProCruises is extending its Early Bird pricing until February 28th, while Icelandair just announced new routes from the U.S. to Reykjavik beginning in May. 

If sunshine is more your client's style, they can spend an unforgettable vacation on the iconic Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini surrounded in a luxurious boutique or resort hotel as part of a custom itinerary designed by Pax More

Whatever your clients’ 2022 travel dreams, the Emerging Destinations team is always happy to assist! Book a virtual appointment with me (Jenna) above and let’s catch up! 

The Emerging Destinations team
Jenna, Jane, Jessie & Ana
  • Great news! Our Early Bird Rates are extended until February 28th, 2022.
  • We are pleased to announce that our Best of Iceland shore excursions are now available! The Ocean Diamond docks at the pier in every harbor we visit leaving your clients free to explore on their own! However, keep in mind that most of the stops are in small villages, not big towns. To see as much of Iceland as possible during their stay, we advise them to have a look at our shore excursions
  • Keep in mind: Shore excursions are paid onboard the Ocean Diamond but are bookable in advance. We highly recommend your clients book the shore excursions prior to sailing since there is a maximum capacity for each excursion. Online shore excursion reservation.
  • Please ask your clients to complete the board manifest form and send the completed form to us as soon as possible, no later than 8 weeks before departure. Online board manifest.
  • Commission Offer! Earn 20% commission on an, "Along the Ring Road Selfdrive" for travel in 2022. *Bookings must be made by February 28, 2022, & are subject to availability
  • Love is in the air! Iceland ProTravel launches a special Valentine's Day offer, "Be my Valentine in Iceland under the Northern Lights." This romantic city break is filled with exciting experiences in and around Reykjavik. See the full itinerary here. 
  • The Icelandic government extended current border controls, so the following requirements remain in place for arriving passengers:
    1. Bring  a negative covid19 test - no older than 72 hrs before boarding the first flight
    2. Show a valid vaccination certificate for being fully vaccinated (booster jab not required), or a certificate of antibody.
  • Icelandair is excited to announce a new seasonal service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) beginning May 12, 2022! In addition, Icelandair compliments the new route from RDU with returning service to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) beginning May 13, 2022!
  • That's not all! Icelandair is also expanding its codeshare partnership with JetBlue to offer customers more ways to book and connect their travel between the two airlines' networks across Europe and North America.
  • We had the pleasure of introducing Hotel Island to the travel trade last month, to catch up on what you missed, you can watch the recording here
  • There might not be anything that is called the perfect relaxation; however, the relaxation massage at Silfra Spa gets you pretty close! Hótel Ísland's Silfra Spa's January Offer gives you a 20% off package which includes a massage perfect for whether your muscles are sore or you simply want to treat yourself. Contact us for booking details (silfraspa@hotelisland.is)! 
  • Updated Entry requirements: All travelers to Greece, regardless of nationality and vaccination status, must have a negative PCR test within the last seventy-two (72) hours or alternatively diagnosed negative by rapid test within twenty-four (24) hours before their arrival in Greece. The new measures will apply to children from five (5) years and over. 
  • New! Custom Itinerary: Your clients can spend an unforgettable vacation on the iconic islands of Mykonos and Santorini surrounded by the Luxury of Nimbus Hotels. Both award-winning boutique hotels have stunning views and convenient locations and are a perfect base for exploring the islands or having a private luxurious experience. Nimbus Hotel Mykonos is right above beautiful Agios Stefanos beach featuring Spa and fitness activities, water sports and a restaurant with a view. Nimbus Hotel Santorini is a gem located in the famous Oia village, which offers you privacy, breathtaking views and gourmet in-room dining. See more information about the tour here and discover the iconic Cycladic islands with Pax More!
Winter Vacation in Iceland? Not as Crazy as it Sounds

It may seem counterintuitive to take a winter vacation in a place with “ice” in its name. But for adventurous travelers looking for something totally different, Iceland has all of the ingredients —world-class restaurants and cozy modern places to spend the night, awesome scenery and unforgettable outdoor adventures.  

Iceland ProTravel offers four distinct winter getaways on the big North Atlantic island - Read more... 

Into the Wild, Greek Style
Travelers who single out Athens and the Aegean islands are missing out on a whole different side of Greece — an amazing array of nature experiences protected within the confines of a dozen national parks.

Based in Athens — and with decades of experience crafting the perfect vacations in Greece —Pax More can arrange a solo, couple, family or group discovery of any of Greece’s many natural wonders. Read more... 

The only place on planet Earth where you can scuba dive or snorkel an underwater canyon between two continental plates, Silfra Fissure is located in Thingvellir National Park around 60 km (a 45-minute drive) from Reykjavik. Hótel Ísland offers three Silfra snorkel packages. 
What’s So Special About Husavík?
Why does Iceland ProCruises give passengers more time to Husavík than any other Icelandic port of call? Because it’s a pretty special place.

Often called the “whale watching capital” of Iceland, the town’s offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 bird species. Watching the graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience. Read on here

Laugavegur: Reykjavik’s Retail Wonderland
Hang a right from the Hótel Ísland and stroll down Laugavegur street with its eclectic array of restaurants, bars, shops and other attractions stretching more than two miles across the city center.

The street was constructed in 1885 along an ancient path that residents followed to the Laugardalur area to wash their clothes (and themselves) in the local hot springs. How times have changed: Nowadays, Laugardalur is Reykajavik’s outdoor recreation hub as well as the location of the Hótel Ísland. More here
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