Exclusive Group Travel

Posted on May 1st, 2015

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of this startup tour operator that debuted last year selling vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico, and which is headed by industry veteran Steve Gorga—he’s CEO and president—and was founded by Elyse Elkin. But we wanted to know what made them so “exclusive” and why “group” when they also sell FIT.

Starwood Introduces Tribute Portfolio Brand

Posted on April 16th, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today introduced Tribute Portfolio, the company’s 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels.

The Great Outdoors Beckon

Posted on April 6th, 2015

If you are selling ACTIVE vacations throughout the state of Florida, or are interested in delving into this market, we’ve got the course for you. Recommend has partnered with VISIT FLORIDA to bring you an education course that focuses on ACTIVE vacations throughout the state.

Frame it With a Theme

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Clients who never considered taking a cruise might think twice when you frame that cruise with a theme—knitting, wine, art, jazz….We’ve picked a handful of itineraries that piqued our interest…art in Paris, anyone?

Vegas Morsels

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Vegas goodies—from mob-framed weddings to a new brasserie.

Hawaii Hotels Offer a Menu of Culinary Options

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Karen Hughes, v.p., Meet Hawaii and travel industry partnerships, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, hits it right on point when she says that “great dining experiences are at the forefront of any successful vacation.”

Q&A With CruiseOne Franchisee Mara Hargarther

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

We checked in with CruiseOne franchisee Mara Hargarther, of Hargarther, Thaler & Associates, LLC, in Ponte Vedra, Florida, to learn how she planned an upcoming knitting-themed trip in Alaska—it's a July departure with Celebrity Cruises.

Hawaii’s Culinary Scene

Posted on March 30th, 2015

Recommend's Editor-in-Chief had a chance to check in with Karen Hughes, v.p. of Meet Hawaii and Travel Industry Partnerships, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, to talk about how Hawaii's hotels are upping the ante when it comes to their culinary offerings.

Come, Explore Great Britain With Us

Posted on March 11th, 2015

Late last month at Ascot Racecourse in England, during VisitBritain’s flagship, brand-new event, ExploreGB 2015, which put 260 hosted international travel buyers from 40 countries eye-to-eye with Great British and Irish tourism suppliers and destinations, the media sat down for a lesson in English Literature.

Eye on the World: A Taste of Wales

Posted on March 9th, 2015

We made it to Wales and clicked away at our iPhone camera because, really, you can't find a single corner of this country that isn't worthy of a photo shoot.