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?

Onsite Review: Kenya, Wildly Appealing

Posted on February 1st, 2016

Kenya cares. And had you joined our press trip last November, you would have learned that an extensive private-public sector commitment is underway to conserve Kenya’s wild heritage and enhance the well-being of this country’s local communities.

The Luxury is in the Experience

Posted on February 1st, 2016

Luxury travel is being re-defined all over the world, Central America included. Today, new ingredients—adventurous activities, authentic experiences, unique destinations, and personal discovery—are all part of the recipe for customer-perfect leisure travel. Always in the mix, of course, are luxury accommodations, perfectly matched to different tastes. Have a look at a sampling of products out there.

It’s Showtime!

Posted on January 20th, 2016

At the opening gong on Trade Day, Recommend’s Ed Wetschler and myself—Caribbean and Latin America editors, respectively—were lined up behind the starting “gate,” at the ready for the marathon course through the New York Times Travel Show on “trade day,” Jan. 8.

Europe 2016

Posted on January 4th, 2016

Europe continues to exceed expectations for vacationers with innumerable experiences for both first-timers and devotees. Hopscotching across the continent, here’s a roundup of what to see and do, and a sprinkling of places to call home for a few nights.