Turkish Delights by INCA

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

A weaver working on a Turkish towel.

Turkey’s a personal favorite destination, one treasured for its ancient sites in spectacular locations, marvelous food, souks and boutiques full of irresistible crafts. Over the years, I’ve shopped ‘till I dropped for carpets, copper and ceramics, tiles, saffron and tribal jewelry—you name it. What I never thought to look for were Turkish towels, until talking with the experts at California-based International Nature & Cultural Adventures (INCA).

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Posted on March 4th, 2015

Newport Marriott Hotel Renovations

The Newport Marriott hotel is undergoing a $35 million renovation with an expected completion by spring 2015.

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Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Atlantis, Paradise Island, from an Agent’s Perspective

Remember those “Bo knows baseball” and “Bo knows football” ads? Bethann Platt, a corporate/leisure agent with Frosch International Travel, knows booking Atlantis, and she shed some light on things.

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Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Advice for Clients en Route to Atlantis, Paradise Island

As a longtime repeat visitor, I’ve had a lot of experience on how to manage this bigger-than-life destination. I say “destination” rather than “resort,” because Atlantis’ marketing and sales people use that term, arguing that in this case, the resort, rather than The Bahamas, is the destination. They have a point. Anyway, what follows are some tips I’ve learned over the years.

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Posted on March 3rd, 2015

The Perks of Selling Guadeloupe

Recommend’s latest program, the Guadeloupe Islands Specialist Program, created with the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board, will give you all the information you need to sell this unique destination, as well as earn rewards and benefits.

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Posted on February 25th, 2015

Pampered in Palm Beach

The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is offering an extravagant package—Life of Luxury.

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Posted on February 24th, 2015

National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World

Recommend had a chance to get the 4-1-1 on National Geographic’s new Unique Lodges of the World concept. Lynn Cutter, executive v.p. travel and licensing, National Geographic Society, gave our Associate Editor the scoop on everything you need to know about how it works, where to book, and what to expect.

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Posted on February 23rd, 2015

ME Madrid Reina Victoria

The Plaza Santa Ana in the old city of Madrid is one of those wonderful European city squares. It is in this delightful location that Melia Hotels chose to completely refurbish the former venerable Gran Hotel Reina Victoria and create the outstanding ME Madrid Reina Victoria.

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Posted on February 23rd, 2015

Wedding Promotion at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

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Posted on February 23rd, 2015

FAM to Costa Rica

Boundless Costa Rica is offering a FAM to Costa Rica, departing June 5, 2015.

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Posted on February 18th, 2015

So You’re Hiking the Inca Trail: Which One?

Dasatariq Peru, a leading tour operator and DMC based in Lima, notes that more than 75,000 people make the trek each year to get to Machu Picchu the way the Incas did—on foot—and today there are many different ways to hike the Inca Trail.

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