Ecuador goes Luxe

Posted on May 13th, 2014

“Ecuador is famed as the home of the Galapagos, the beloved islands off the coast that feature mind-boggling wildlife—but the mainland is no slouch either,” so stated in The New York Times travel section that just placed Ecuador No. 7 on its list of “52 Places to Go in 2014.”

Meet Belize at the Belize Tourism Expo

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

Travel agents are invited to attend the Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX), the biannual event that brings travel sellers to meet with travel buyers, taking place this year May 7-12 in Belize City.

Costa Rica, Essentially

Posted on April 17th, 2014

In case you missed it, Costa Rica participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, at least on the screen, as the country introduced its new marketing brand, Essential Costa Rica, with primetime television spots targeting U.S. audiences.

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.