ICE Tops Women-Owned Businesses List Again

By Sara Martin | April 17, 2019

ICE Tops Phoenix Business Journal’s Women-Owned Business List for 5th Straight Year For the fifth consecutive year, International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) is proud to have earned the number one spot on the Phoenix Business Journal’s Women-Owned Businesses list. Out of 100+ women-owned Phoenix-area businesses on the list, ICE comes in on top, employing more than 2,900 team members across 14 global offices. Marcia Rowley, together with her husband, John, co-founded ICE in 1997,…

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Royal Caribbean International Names ICE Marketing Partner of the Year

By Sara Martin | March 19, 2019

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) is proud to be named Marketing Partner of the Year for 2018 by Royal Caribbean International®. “Each year, it is an honor to recognize our partners who have consistently shined with their skills, tremendous knowledge and passion for Royal Caribbean,” said Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President of Sales & Trade Support and Service for Royal Caribbean International. “We are gearing up for another memorable year with the May 2019…

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ICE Welcomes Joshua Kanter as Global Chief Marketing Officer

By Sara Martin | March 4, 2019

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) is excited to welcome Joshua Kanter to its Senior Leadership team in the role of Global Chief Marketing Officer. Joshua joins ICE with more than a decade of marketing experience in the retail, hospitality, and leisure industries, serving in senior leadership and marketing roles for well-respected companies such as PetSmart, Viking Cruises, and Caesars Entertainment. In his previous positions, Joshua has delivered successful marketing strategies by combining his passion…

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ICE Proves to Be a BIG Deal

By Sara Martin | February 25, 2019

The Business Intelligence Group (BIG) announced that it has awarded International Cruise and Excursions, Inc. (ICE) the 2019 Best Places to Work Award. Business Intelligence Group sought to identify companies that are actively working to improve their performance through efforts to challenge employees in environments that make work fun and engaging. At ICE, we believe the best investment an organization can make begins with investing in its employees. In other words, those behind the curtain…

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AI Technology Enhancements Continues to Improve Our Innovation

By Sara Martin | February 22, 2019

ICE acquires AI technology from Lateral, Inc. ICE is happy to announce that we have entered into a strategic arrangement with technology company, Lateral, Inc. Under the agreement, Lateral will support ICE’s development and deployment of our next generation software solutions for our global business operations. Lateral will be bringing an experienced team of travel industry resources to work with the ICE development teams to accelerate time to market and provide the capacity to deliver…

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Twice as Nice: ICE Awarded Travel Representative Excellence Award Again

By Sara Martin | February 15, 2019

American Express Awards ICE with the 2018 Travel Representative Excellence Award We are proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) has won the American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award for 2018. Every year, 25 of the highest performing member agencies in the U.S. Representative Travel Network are honored for their achievements. Criteria for these honors include successfully meeting business objectives, effective leadership and a commitment…

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ICE Welcomes SOR Technology to the Family

By Sara Martin | February 12, 2019

Exciting News From ICE Scottsdale, Arizona based International Cruise & Excursions Gallery, Inc. (ICE) today announced that the Company has entered into a merger agreement with SOR Technology (SOR), a global provider of technology-based, travel and leisure benefits and solutions.   Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, SOR was founded in 2004 by Kevin Schneider and Elliot Springer. The SOR technology platform was built to showcase travel inventory from worldwide travel suppliers, providing end user customers access…

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ICE Wins 2019 Innovation Award for Cruise Chat

By Sara Martin | February 6, 2019
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ICE is proud to announce our recent 2019 BIG Innovation Award win for our Cruise-Chat program, presented by the Business Intelligence Group. The online Cruise-Chat program was launched in December 2017 by Executive Director of Cruise Sales, Thomas Matesic, to increase cruise sales from several partner websites. This new functionality provides interested website visitors with the information they want without needing to call for details. Once a sales lead relays further interest in booking a…

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ICE Recognized On Travel Weekly’s 2018 Power List

By Sara Martin | June 27, 2018

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) has moved up on the 2018 Travel Weekly Power List! We have been honored and recognized as a top travel leader before and this year we moved from #23 on the list to #22. We could not have achieved this recognition without the hard work of everyone on our team and the commitment from our partners to see ICE continue to grow.  Thank you for your contribution! We are…

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News from the Igloo: Melaura

By Sara Martin | April 27, 2018

ICE has a lot of great team members. Some of which are hired into sales, love it and stay in that department throughout their careers, while others find success in other areas of the business.  Regardless, our team members are what truly make ICE a diverse and unique place to work. We have some pretty amazing people with many backgrounds and different personalities who have a real passion for what they do. So, we thought…

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ICE Announces Investment by 3i to Fuel Ongoing Expansion

By Sara Martin | April 24, 2018
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Exciting News from ICE CEO Scottsdale, Arizona based International Cruise & Excursions Gallery, Inc. (ICE) today announced that the Company has entered into an investment agreement with 3i Group, a leading international investment manager. Under the terms of the agreement, 3i will make an investment in ICE, enabling the Company to accelerate its growth trajectory by expanding into new markets and furthering its commitment to technology and innovation in product development. Founded in 1997 by…

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ICE Wins Best Innovation Award at Perspective Magazine Awards at GNEX 2018

By Sara Martin | March 7, 2018

ICE is proud to announce we were recently awarded the Best Innovation Award by Perspective Magazine at the GNEX Conference on March 5, 2018 in Miami, FL! Known as one of the highest honors in the vacation ownership industry, the Perspective Magazine Awards recognizes companies and individuals for their achievements within the vacation ownership industry over the past year. Winners were presented with their awards in front of an audience of their peers during the annual…

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