Let’s Talk Turkey

Posted on January 28th, 2015

Turkey’s handsome red booth stood front and center at the New York Times Travel Show in New York last weekend, in one of the privileged positions allotted event sponsors.

European Capitals of Culture

Posted on January 21st, 2015

For the rest of 2015, Mons, Belgium-Wallonia and Plzen, Czech Republic, share the title of European Capitals of Culture. In fact, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the tradition of European Capital of Culture. It all began in 1985 when actress Melina Mercouri, then Greece’s minister of culture, and her French counterpart, Jack Lang, came up with the idea of designating an annual Capital of Culture to bring Europeans closer together by highlighting the richness and diversity of European cultures.

Costa Rica to the Rescue

Posted on January 13th, 2015

While the temperature plunged to an all-time low for this year’s winter season—10℉, not counting the wind chill factor—and the stock market shot up a staggering 323 points on the Dow Jones, our good neighbors from the Costa Rica Tourism Ministry came to New York City to launch their Save the Americans campaign. The rescue victims are the overworked American worker and the rescue cure is—you guessed it: come relax in Costa Rica.

Visiting Berlin: Course 101

Posted on December 16th, 2014

Drawing up a list of “10 Top Things to See & Do” in Berlin would be rather presumptuous for a first-time tourist; however, recently Recommend's Latin America editor and her husband followed a 101 beginners-in-Berlin course full of head-turning urban delights. Here are a few of the highlights.

Caribbean Costa Rica: Authentically Yours

Posted on December 10th, 2014

Let’s seriously consider a corner of Costa Rica that this traveler is not sure even the Costa Ricans know is there—the Caribbean coast, no match for the high-end pleasures and treasures of the Pacific coast, but a perfect match for clients who want wildlife viewing, snorkeling and surfing, laid-back beach towns, a join-in nightlife, and a less-costly vacation.

Checking-in To Latin America

Posted on December 8th, 2014

Latin America continues to move upmarket, with hotel development a boom industry - especially in the luxury boutique hotels.

Journese Debuts in Belize with Agent Incentives

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

Journese, the luxury brand of Pleasant Holidays, has grown its Central America portfolio with the addition of Belize as its newest destination. The new product line includes five deluxe resorts on Ambergris Caye, a variety of activity options and excursions, as well as private air and ground transportation options.