Central Holidays Expands to Offer Cuba Itineraries

Posted on August 3rd, 2015

Central Holidays has expanded its destination offers beyond Europe and the Mediterranean with the launch of five people-to-people itineraries in Cuba—Afro Cubanismo, L'Chaim Cuba, A Taste of Havana, The City & The Sea, and Hola Cuba.

GOGO Vacations’ New GOGO Care

Posted on August 3rd, 2015

At the start of 2015, GOGO Vacations made a commitment to "travel agents first" with its campaign and increased commission structure. Continuing with the momentum, it is now launching GOGO Care, a bundled collection of services and perks valued at over $200 pp, which will be available as an add-on to all vacation packages as of t0day, and are fully commissionable.

Q&A With Crystal Cruises’ Edie Rodriguez

Posted on August 3rd, 2015

Following Crystal Cruises' recent brand expansion announcements, Recommend took the opportunity to chat with Edie Rodriguez, Crystal Cruises' president and CEO, to discuss what this means for the cruise line.

Eye on the World: Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Posted on July 29th, 2015

Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska is currently constructing a new dock and welcome center for cruise ships, which will be completed this fall and ready to receive cruise ships in Spring 2016. This small town of approximately 765 residents might seem small for many city-goers, but it definitely doesn't skimp out on experiences.

Haimark Set to Sail to Cuba

Posted on July 27th, 2015

Haimark Line will begin sailing to Cuba aboard the MS Saint Laurent; it will be the first small ship operated by a U.S. cruise line to sail to Cuba in over 40 years.

Tauck Resumes Fall Departures to Nepal

Posted on July 27th, 2015

Tauck has announced it will resume all scheduled fall departures of its 17-day Northern India & Nepal itinerary starting with the Oct. 20, 2015 departure (it took a 6-month hiatus following the April 25 earthquake).

British Virgin Islands Updates

Posted on July 16th, 2015

The British Virgin Islands have updates to share such as increased airlift and property upgrades, plus the culinary event—BVI Food Fete.

A “Pura Vida” Experience at the Four Seasons Costa Rica

Posted on July 15th, 2015

Pura vida, meaning pure life, is a well-known Costa Rican saying, as well as the Costa Rican way of life. At the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, guests can experience the pura vida lifestyle, however that translates to them, whether it's through a day of active adventure or a detox from everyday life.