From Humble Beginnings to an Industry Leader, OVC Celebrates 46 Years!

“Serving you since ’72” was our motto for several years, and it’s hard to believe that it is now 46 years later. Our company began as a traditional travel agency called McMichael’s Travel in Fort Lauderdale, where clients would stop by or call for assistance with their travel needs. This was before the computer age, fax machines, and cell phones. Airline reservations were made by phone, tickets were hand-written, and itineraries typed up on a manual typewriter. Read more

Why I Always Bring Home a Souvenir When I Travel

Vacations are meant to be an escape from your everyday routine. You need to break up the monotony, do things you would never normally do and find ways that help you truly relax. Relaxation is something that’s increasingly hard to find in 2018 with terrible stories on the news and social media, or the thinning of the walls between career time and personal time.

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Don’t you wish you could just bottle up that carefree smile and warm, happy mood from when you were 50 miles out in the Ocean on that cruise to the Caribbean last month??
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What You’ll Miss Out On When You Pass On That Trip

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The Anticipation
A planned trip can add a pep to your step and a glimmer of dreaminess to your future forecast. It’s exciting getting away and almost equally exciting just planning and counting down the days to your long-awaited getaway. Allow yourself to be carried away in this serendipity anticipation. Read more

5 Tech Items to Remember when Traveling

By Joseph D, Online Vacation Center Marketing Coordinator & Designer

I’ve always been the type of person who doesn’t like to be too far from my Tech. Whether I want to check my phone for the latest news or I feel like I need to create something or do business on my laptop, it’s nice to have handy. Vacations are supposed to be for relaxing but how can I relax knowing the world is turning without me? Read more

THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION Begins

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This isn’t a makeover, it’s a $500-million game-changer.

Once again, Celebrity Cruises is set to transform the industry with the unveiling of THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION, a more than $500-million re-imagining of the fleet in partnership with more than 500 leading architects, designers, and engineers designed to bring the rest of the brand’s award-winning fleet to the Edge. Read more

Everyone’s a Winner in our Employee Photo Contest

What’s the best benefit of working in the travel industry? The travel! Employees of Online Vacation Center get to go to some pretty interesting, wild, remote (you name it!) places as a perk of the job. Ranging from business travel (think trying out new cruise ships and testing hotels for our guests) to leisure travel (discounted rates, free passes and the like), our employees  make their way around the globe and back again year after year. Online Vacation Center recently held its 3rd Annual Employee Photo Contest, so we could share some of our experiences with each other and with you! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the top 3 photos, which are voted on anonymously by peers, receive prizes. Read more