More travelers turn to travel agencies for help with planning pandemic trips

September 9, 2021

By Melissa Howell, WTOP Planning a trip has become more complicated during the pandemic, but that has meant a new opportunity for travel agencies: providing a foolproof way to plan trips during the pandemic. “They will make sure you have the information you ...

A Day in Provence, France

September 2, 2021

by Jamie Edwards Provence has its own aura, its own colorful, prismatic vibe. It is all too easy to fall in love with the hilltop villages, most with stone church steeples punctuating a cobalt blue sky. To fall for the iconic lavender fields, ...

My Beloved Florence, Italy

August 23, 2021

by Amy & John Brueckner Hello CIRE friends!  Amy here…  I don’t want to make you jealous, but I’m headed to ITALY this week!  And specifically, one of my favorite cities in the world, Florence.  I’ve been to Firenze three times before: once ...

THANK YOU!

August 17, 2021

A message from CIRE president, Eric Hrubant: This month marks 8 years since I became a small business owner, and I'm more and more grateful with each passing year.  Some of you already know the story, so I’ll keep it brief for those ...

Wonderful Wine (and More!) in Willamette Valley, Oregon

August 12, 2021

by Eric Hrubant I am wild about Willamette Valley, Oregon. Early pioneers traveled on the Oregon Trail for months before discovering the perpetually green forests, ever-changing multi-colored meadows and the expansive fertile valley perfect for planting vineyards. Today Willamette (pronounced wuh·LA·muht) Valley is ...

8 Questions With… Stacey Colonna, Global Account Director at Marriott International Luxury Brands

August 4, 2021

Ritz-Carlton.  St. Regis.  W.  Bulgari.  EDITION.  The Luxury Collection.  Did you know all of these iconic, luxury hotel brands are part of Marriott?  When our team at CIRE has any special requests at these hotels or need VIP amenities/services for our business or leisure ...

Focus on Business Travel

July 27, 2021

By Eric Hrubant I received an email recently from one of our corporate travel clients: “I've been looking at airfares for different locations… Is it my imagination or does everything seem outrageously priced right now? If so, do you think this is just a ...

Wellness Around the World: 4 Inspiring Experiences

July 22, 2021

by Jamie Edwards Self-care is a term receiving much attention lately. And rightly so. We are emerging from our cocoons after a long year of hibernation. What better time to take care of ourselves from the inside out? Strengthening our mental and physical ...

Yes, we do that, too.

July 13, 2021

by Eric Hrubant While it may have seemed like a mirage at first, travel advisors can't deny that we're seeing business travel trends ticking back up in favor of a comeback—one that may be much stronger than anticipated. First, it was vacation and ...

8 Questions With… Thiago Fortunato, Regional Sales Manager at Relais & Châteaux

July 9, 2021

When traveling for business or pleasure, what you eat can be as important as where you stay.  One of our favorite brands that takes great care and pride in both gastronomy and luxury accommodations is Relais & Châteaux.  CIRE COO Amy Brueckner was ...

More travelers turn to travel agencies for help with planning pandemic trips

September 9, 2021

By Melissa Howell, WTOP Planning a trip has become more complicated during the pandemic, but that has meant a new opportunity for travel agencies: providing a foolproof way to plan trips during the pandemic. “They will make sure you have the information you ...

A Day in Provence, France

September 2, 2021

by Jamie Edwards Provence has its own aura, its own colorful, prismatic vibe. It is all too easy to fall in love with the hilltop villages, most with stone church steeples punctuating a cobalt blue sky. To fall for the iconic lavender fields, ...

My Beloved Florence, Italy

August 23, 2021

by Amy & John Brueckner Hello CIRE friends!  Amy here…  I don’t want to make you jealous, but I’m headed to ITALY this week!  And specifically, one of my favorite cities in the world, Florence.  I’ve been to Firenze three times before: once ...

THANK YOU!

August 17, 2021

A message from CIRE president, Eric Hrubant: This month marks 8 years since I became a small business owner, and I'm more and more grateful with each passing year.  Some of you already know the story, so I’ll keep it brief for those ...

Wonderful Wine (and More!) in Willamette Valley, Oregon

August 12, 2021

by Eric Hrubant I am wild about Willamette Valley, Oregon. Early pioneers traveled on the Oregon Trail for months before discovering the perpetually green forests, ever-changing multi-colored meadows and the expansive fertile valley perfect for planting vineyards. Today Willamette (pronounced wuh·LA·muht) Valley is ...

8 Questions With… Stacey Colonna, Global Account Director at Marriott International Luxury Brands

August 4, 2021

Ritz-Carlton.  St. Regis.  W.  Bulgari.  EDITION.  The Luxury Collection.  Did you know all of these iconic, luxury hotel brands are part of Marriott?  When our team at CIRE has any special requests at these hotels or need VIP amenities/services for our business or leisure ...

Focus on Business Travel

July 27, 2021

By Eric Hrubant I received an email recently from one of our corporate travel clients: “I've been looking at airfares for different locations… Is it my imagination or does everything seem outrageously priced right now? If so, do you think this is just a ...

Wellness Around the World: 4 Inspiring Experiences

July 22, 2021

by Jamie Edwards Self-care is a term receiving much attention lately. And rightly so. We are emerging from our cocoons after a long year of hibernation. What better time to take care of ourselves from the inside out? Strengthening our mental and physical ...

Yes, we do that, too.

July 13, 2021

by Eric Hrubant While it may have seemed like a mirage at first, travel advisors can't deny that we're seeing business travel trends ticking back up in favor of a comeback—one that may be much stronger than anticipated. First, it was vacation and ...

8 Questions With… Thiago Fortunato, Regional Sales Manager at Relais & Châteaux

July 9, 2021

When traveling for business or pleasure, what you eat can be as important as where you stay.  One of our favorite brands that takes great care and pride in both gastronomy and luxury accommodations is Relais & Châteaux.  CIRE COO Amy Brueckner was ...