Iconic Islands = Idyllic Honeymoons

Posted on June 1st, 2016

A trio of destination specialists help set our sails for islands that promise—and deliver—many of the most idyllic and romantic client-pleasing honeymoons.

Eco-Friendly Honeymoons

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Luring travelers with rich ecosystems, sparkling beaches, ancient civilizations, and stunning eco-lodges, Central American countries are well positioned to reap the gains from a growing crop of newlyweds choosing eco-friendly honeymoons.

New Frontiers in Travel

Posted on May 1st, 2016

It’s always interesting to learn what new discoveries specialists in travel to Latin America have made on recent journeys. It’s even better to find these discoveries in new client-pleasing vacations. We asked an adventurous quartet of U.S. tour operators the following: “What is the one corner of Latin America that you think might be the next new-frontier/new-attraction for North American travelers?”

Onsite Review: Angkor Wat + Siem Reap = A Longer Stay

Posted on May 1st, 2016

More than four decades ago, the Grand Hotel d’Angkor, which was opened by the French in 1932, was almost the only and certainly the most colonial place to stay in the sleepy town of Siem Reap. The property was once an important trading center and always the gateway to the magnificent temple complexes of Angkor, as well as the capital of the Khmer Empire from 800 to 1200 A.D.

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.