Takeaways from TRAVELMARKET 2014

Posted on July 9th, 2014

During American Marketing Group’s TRAVELMARKET 2014, which took place last month in Florida, we came away with a few takeaways that we tweeted during the conference (@Recommendmag), but wanted to share with you here as well. Here are some “crib notes,” so to speak, that might help your bottom line.

Borneo by Water

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

In the July Active & Experiential Travel Issue, we covered Borneo because when it comes wilderness travel Borneo is ahead of the pack. Here, we recommend Borneo by water, both independently and with Lindblad Expeditions.

It’s Cabana Time at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

Posted on June 26th, 2014

It’s cabana time at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale (with 432 guestrooms), and these aren’t just any old cabanas—these feast-for-the-eyes, poolside cabanas not only rock, they also give back to the community and help your clients enjoy a day at the pool in the lap of luxury.

Wild Honeymoons

Posted on June 22nd, 2014

Exotic is the name of the game when it comes to honeymooning in Africa & the Middle East. Here’s a trio of delightful choices you’ll want to shower on your soon-to-wed clients.

Apple Leisure Group

Posted on June 22nd, 2014

Have a sit down with Alejandro Zozaya, the CEO of Apple Leisure Group—the umbrella company to Apple Vacations, Travel Impressions and AMResorts, among other brands—and you’ll walk away optimistic not only about the company’s very bright future, but also about the future of the travel industry in general and the role of the travel agent within the industry.

Editor’s Notes

Posted on June 22nd, 2014

We’ve got quite a spread for you this month, with a whole issue dedicated to Destination Weddings & Honeymoons across the globe, plus two extra special sections—the Colombia Travel Guide and All-Inclusive Powerhouses in the Caribbean & Mexico.

Romantic Retreats

Posted on June 18th, 2014

Asia is alluring, Europe is naturally romantic and Africa is so very tempting, but for newlyweds who don’t want to travel far and wide, we’ve got five dreamy honeymooning spots right in our backyard.

Unforgettable Honeymoons A World Away

Posted on June 18th, 2014

Newlyweds can delve into adventurous experiences with the five honeymoon choices we’ve got waiting for them in Asia and the South Pacific.

To Specialize is to Succeed

Posted on June 18th, 2014

The resounding message at the recent American Marketing Group’s TRAVELMARKET 2014, was that travel agents should find a specialty, whether it be luxury, romance, LGBT or Wellness travel. It’s no longer about selling travel, it’s about selling an experience, a particular experience to a particular type of traveler.