Selling an Active Honeymoon

Posted on June 6th, 2016

In the June issue, we covered weddings and honeymoons across the globe. And for those of you whose clients prefer to take on an adventure whether it's immersing themselves in a unique culture, going in a safari, or taking a hike or bike ride through some of nature's most splendid landscapes versus sipping margaritas by the beach, we rounded up some pointers from top tour operators on how you can sell these active honeymoons.

Get in the Saddle for Biking Tours Through Minneapolis

Posted on June 6th, 2016

Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis and W Minneapolis - The Foshay recently announced travel packages to encourage your clients to get out and explore "the most bikeable city in America" with the property's general manager as their personal guide.

Adventure-Filled Honeymoons

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Today’s honeymooners want to hang with the locals; eat authentic dishes; go hiking; drink fine wine; and post photos of stunning locations that will get them a dizzying number of likes on Instagram. In the first few days of marriage they want to grow as a couple by discovering a bucket list destination together.

Out-of-the-Box Weddings

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Weddings have taken on a personality of their own, as couples are opting for distinct destination weddings versus the standard walk down the white-sand aisle. “There has been a rise in out-of-the-box wedding options as couples begin to capitalize on making their special days as unique as their relationship,” says Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort’s executive chef Daven Wardynski.

Honeymoon Adventures

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Honeymoons are a memorable time in a couple’s love story. What better way is there for a couple to form a deeper bond, and learn about their spouse than when participating in activities they wouldn’t normally do back home.

Takeaways From Vacation.com’s 18th Annual International Conference

Posted on May 26th, 2016

This week, Recommend attended Vacation.com's 18th annual International Conference and Trade Show, which had approximately 1,300 travel agents in attendance. The conference, which was themed "Connect More," introduced agents to new or improved ways to better connect with their clients.

Eye on the World: Club Med Sandpiper Bay

Posted on May 19th, 2016

This past weekend I headed over to Port Saint Lucie in Florida where I spent a few days at Club Med Sandpiper Bay. This property, located on the St. Lucie River, offers more than a just relaxing escape tanning by the water.

New Properties Beckon

Posted on May 1st, 2016

The hotel scene is hot across the myriad destinations that make up Asia. Properties are popping up like wildflowers, with every country from China to Malaysia welcoming outstanding new properties and brands.

Onsite Review: Puerto Vallarta’s Hotel Scene

Posted on May 1st, 2016

This Mexican destination on the Pacific side isn’t just overflowing with vibrantly colorful bougainvillea, it’s also bursting at the seams with new hotel openings and revamps, ranging from all-inclusives to ultra-luxe and eco options. During my visit to the destination for Gala Vallarta-Nayarit, I learned that there are at least 11 properties in the area that either recently opened or underwent a revamping, giving you plenty of new booking options.

What’s New? Lots in Orlando

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Did you hear that? No? Listen, it’s getting closer. I think we need to make a run for it…King Kong is on our heels....