Out of Africa & Into South America

Posted on April 21st, 2016

Once upon a time—eons ago, actually—the South American continent was physically joined to Africa. This year we have a couple of tour companies, specialists in luxury African safaris and lodgings, who are expanding their horizons and heading West to add Latin America to their luxury travel portfolios.

On the Travel Menu in Chile & Peru

Posted on April 21st, 2016

The April issue of Recommend highlights tours focusing on food in Latin America. Now, our Latin America Carla Hunt is expanding on that “travel menu” to include a “preview tasting” of two hotels offering clients farm-to-table culinary experiences to accompany luxury lodgings in five-star destinations.

Latin America: Accent on Food

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Culinary tourism seems to be about the most popular ingredient in the travel demand for new and involving experiences.

Devouring Asia

Posted on March 30th, 2016

From street vendor fare to fine dining, the New Asia is an Old World of great tastes.

Si! Hotels in South America Focus on Food

Posted on March 17th, 2016

Nowadays, South American cuisine continues to make culinary headlines, and hotels south of our border are active participants in the cultural trend of treating their guests to hands-on food experiences.

Germany’s Going Green

Posted on March 16th, 2016

Germany’s showcasing her great outdoors this year in a global campaign, Holidays in the Heart of Nature, promoting getting to know and enjoy her 130-plus national landscapes, embracing 16 national parks, 15 UNESCO biosphere reserves and 104 nature parks.

Adventure-Lands Ripe for Family Travel

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

We all know that family travel is a booming segment of the leisure marketplace, and Latin America has some of the hottest spots of all.

Carnival in Brazil Draws Record Numbers

Posted on February 17th, 2016

The party must go on, and it did. Despite the Zika virus threat, Brazil’s legendary Carnival hit the streets all over the country, drawing record numbers of revelers to festivities from Salvador de Bahia in the north to Santa Catarina in the south.

Travel Industry Responds to Zika

Posted on February 5th, 2016

New reports on Zika’s spread, potential effect and modes of transmission surface by the day, but is it, and how is it, affecting travel to destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America?