Saint Lucia Tourist Board Gives ‘All Clear’ Following Tropical Storm Matthew

Posted on September 30th, 2016

Saint Lucia has received the the official 'all clear' following the passage of tropical storm Matthew.
The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has announced that Saint Lucia is fully operational following the passage of tropical storm Matthew. read more

Posted on September 30th, 2016

Spa and Wellness Offerings on Cruises

For the cruise feature in the October 2016 print edition of Recommend, we reached out to several travel advisors to get their take on the spa and wellness trends on board cruise lines. Here's what they had to say. Read More

Posted on September 28th, 2016

Scandinavian Airlines Adds Direct Flight to Miami

Scandinavian Airlines is the first carrier to fly directly from Miami to Copenhagen. Read More

Posted on September 28th, 2016

Eye on the World: Alaska

Earlier this month, I left the humidity of Miami for the dry—and delightful—weather of Alaska. I hopped on one of John Hall's Alaska tours and...well, the images speak for themselves. Stunning? So much more than that. Read More

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Sales Tips to Becoming a Better Agent

One of the keys to becoming a better a travel agent according to Mary Dring, Delta Vacations regional sales director for the west coast, is to function as a consultative seller. Here are a few recommendations that could help boost your bottom line. Read More

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Ocean Riviera Paradise Poised for Winter Debut

Ocean Riviera Paradise—a five-star all-inclusive resort located on the seafront in the Playa Del Carmen area of Riviera Maya, Mexico— is poised to open Dec. 15, 2016. Read More

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Touring Ireland by Rail

Ireland saw an 18 percent increase in overseas visitors in the first quarter of 2016 according to Tourism Ireland, which is good news for agents looking to sell unique experiences in a popular destination. Read More

Posted on September 26th, 2016

The Luxury Travel Buzz at SOTIC

Here are a few post-conference takeaways Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler gathered from the Caribbean Tourism Organization's State of the Travel Industry Conference in Barbados. Read More

Posted on September 26th, 2016

Delta Vacations Adds Europe to Romance Program

If you’re a destination wedding/honeymoon specialist, or would like to become one, then you should know that Delta Vacations has added some of Europe's most sought after destinations to its Honeymoon Program, including Rome, Venice, Florence, Paris and London. Read More

Posted on September 26th, 2016

A “Standing Ovation” for Celebrity’s New “Far Away” TV Spot

A travel agent executive gives Celebrity Cruises' new TV spot “Far Away” a standing ovation. Read More

Posted on September 26th, 2016

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Peter Jon Lindberg

Think you know Peter Jon Lindberg, director of inspiration for Conrad Hotels & Resorts, think again…. Read More