International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) Introduces arrivia as Its New Corporate Name and Brand Identity

By Lindsay Stead | November 12, 2020

Arrivia is the leading global travel company offering product & technology solutions to drive partner’s engagement, loyalty and profits.

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International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) Announces Alan Josephs as Chief Product Officer

By Sara Martin | August 17, 2020
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International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (“ICE”) announced today that Alan Josephs has joined the company as Chief Product Officer effective August 3, 2020.  Mr. Josephs was most recently the Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Switchfly, a travel and loyalty e-commerce company for travel brands, and will be responsible at ICE for product strategy and innovation for the products and technology solutions.  “Alan is a well-known leader, with a strong track record for driving performance…

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ICE Named Top 20 Travel Company in Travel Weekly’s 2020 Power List

By Sara Martin | June 24, 2020

For the fifth consecutive year, International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) was recognized on the 2020 Travel Weekly Power List, which ranks companies with $100 million or more in travel sales who explored acquisitions, expansions, technological initiatives, and more in 2019. ICE jumped up one spot this year to number 19 out of 52 other travel companies named, landing a spot in the top 20 for the second year in a row. In 2019, ICE…

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International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) Announces Mike Nelson as Chief Executive Officer

By Sara Martin | June 17, 2020

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (“ICE”) today announced that Mike Nelson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2020.  Mr. Nelson was most recently the CEO of Global Travel Insurance for Allianz.  Brian Fontana, who has served as the company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer and President, and Chief Financial Officer for the last 6+ months, will continue to lead the finance function and serve as…

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ICE Fuels Growth through Acquisition of WMPH Vacations

By Sara Martin | December 12, 2019
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Scottsdale-based International Cruise & Excursions (ICE), the global leader in travel-based loyalty and reward solutions, announced today that it has acquired WMPH Vacations, an industry leading large-scale, online retail travel company.  Founded in 2004, WMPH is a South Florida travel agency that specializes in the distribution of cruise vacations through its popular online retail brands. WMPH, which stands for We Make People Happy, has an exceptional reputation within the cruise industry and is a key…

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ICE Announces Executive Transition Plan

By Sara Martin | November 22, 2019
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International Cruise & Excursions Announces Executive Transition Plan The Board of Directors of International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) has announced an executive transition plan, in which Brian Fontana, President and Chief Financial Officer, has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  John Rowley, CEO, and Marcia Rowley, COO, will both retire from their management roles.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Rowley will continue their relationships with ICE as members of the Board of Directors,…

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Exciting Updates from American Express Travel

By Sara Martin | October 14, 2019
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For the second year in a row, ICE has WON Travel Network Agency of the Year with American Express Travel!  This prestigious award recognizes ICE for our commitment to the American Express Card Members, the business, and partners.   The great news doesn’t stop there! Last week we launched a new, online cruise booking experience on AmericanExpress.com. Site traffic to our cruise platform is up over 36% this year with American Express, and we expect…

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ICE Welcomes Joshua Kanter as Global Chief Marketing Officer

By Sara Martin | March 4, 2019
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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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AI Technology Enhancements Continues to Improve Our Innovation

By Sara Martin | February 22, 2019
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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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ICE Welcomes SOR Technology to the Family

By Sara Martin | February 12, 2019
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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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Meet our Partner: LHVC

By Sara Martin | February 11, 2019
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Meet our Partner: Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club   Since 2011, ICE has provided Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (LHVC) Resort members’ travel and lifestyle products with the world-class service our team is renowned for. During the last eight years, our flourishing partnership with LHVC and its president, Markus Wischenbart, has also greatly benefited each of their nearly 80,000 members. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club has a multitude of luxury properties throughout the Dominican Republic, including the picturesque…

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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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