Tour Talk: Collette

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Collette Vacations, which has been offering high-value escorted tours for almost 100 years, has hit the refresh button, dropping the word “Vacations,” and going simply by Collette.

Sun-Kissed Islands: Belize & Peru

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Belize’s atolls—Turneffe Island and Lighthouse Reef, to name a couple—are ideal for world-class diving and fishing, while in South America, Peru’s Uros, Taquile and Amantani islands and Bolivia’s Island of the Sun offer a scenic and cultural adventure.

Afloat on the Indian Ocean: Zanzibar & Madagascar

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Why do most travelers head for Africa? To go on safari. What do many of them do after being on safari? Those in East and Southern Africa often head for the sea—the Indian Ocean to be precise.

Puno, Peru: Come for the Folklore

Posted on April 1st, 2014

Noted for its traditional handicrafts, dances and fiestas, Puno is considered the folkloric capital of Peru.

Ile de Goree

Posted on April 1st, 2014

Clients heading for the west coast nation of Senegal will certainly want to take the 20-minute ferry ride from Dakar to West Africa’s most historic place: Ile de Goree.

Chile Waives Reciprocity Fee

Posted on March 19th, 2014

Officially, Chile announced that on arrival in the country U.S. citizens will no longer need to pay the $160 reciprocity fee that has been in effect for many years.

Brazil Calling: World Cup News You Can Use

Posted on March 19th, 2014

Let the games begin! And indeed 2014 FIFA World Cup will kick off on June 12 at the new 65,000-seat stadium in Sao Paulo. All 12 cities will host at least four of the 64 matches, with the final competition on July 13 at the Macarana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Atlantic City: The Comeback Kid

Posted on March 18th, 2014

In 2013, the Miss America pageant returned to its birthplace in Atlantic City—and will be there again this year on Sept. 14th, and the new Atlantic City Alliance (ACA) promoters expect that millions of visitors will continue to make the same choice.

The Rundown from the 11th Annual New York Times Travel Show

Posted on March 5th, 2014

The 11th annual New York Times Travel Show, the largest trade and consumer travel event in North America, took place this past weekend, showcasing more than 500 exhibitors from 150 destinations from around the globe. Here’s a small sampling of the things we learned.

Turkish Delights

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

Turkey’s breathtaking landscapes and cultural attractions—from great architectural monuments to colorful bazaars and savory cuisine—are drawing Americans to this country in record numbers.