Las Vegas Embraces the Future

Posted on November 7th, 2013

With visitor numbers on the uptick, a repeat visitor rate of 84 percent, and more than $6 billion in projects under way in Las Vegas—from the Strip to Downtown—this sleepless city, embraced by stunning high desert scenery, continues “to deliver on expectations of visitors and provides a new and different experience for every visit,” says Art Jimenez, sr. director of leisure sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Get to Know the Guadeloupe Islands & Earn Rewards

Posted on October 22nd, 2013

Recommend’s latest specialist program, the Guadeloupe Islands Specialist Program, is created in association with the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board, and allows agents to discover the sun-kissed Guadeloupe archipelago, its diverse cultural tapestry and the unique attributes that set these islands apart from other destinations.

Editor’s Notes

Posted on October 10th, 2013

As I’m writing this column, the Recommend editorial staff and I are busy making the rounds at the ASTA Global Convention, taking place in Miami, our home base.

A Vintage Stay in Mexico

Posted on October 10th, 2013

Taking a step back in time in Mexico means wandering into its colonial past by strolling along its cobblestone streets, touring ornately designed museums, people-watching in verdant plazas, and staying in vintage properties.

Q&A with Robert Cheng, The Peninsula Hotels

Posted on September 18th, 2013

With 147 years of history, Peninsula Hotels is not one to rest on its laurels. It’s debuting new hotels in hot destinations like Myanmar and offering innovative ways for its luxury clientele to vacation whether they are in Chicago or Tokyo. Editor-in-chief Paloma Villaverde de Rico spoke with Peninsula’s VP of marketing, Robert Cheng, to learn about the company’s plans for the future and how travel agents play a key role.

Editor’s Notes

Posted on September 6th, 2013

Family travel isn’t what it used to be: mom, dad and the two kids heading to the nearest beach town for some fun in the sun.

Club Med Punta Cana

Posted on September 4th, 2013

Club Med Punta Cana packs quite a punch when it comes to offering a full-throttle multigenerational family vacation.

Hawks Cay Resort, Florida Keys

Posted on September 4th, 2013

As a mother of two and a journalist who has been writing about travel for more than a decade, I can safely say that some of the top things families look for when planning their family vacation is a place that offers an array of activities for every member of the family in one central locale, a place that offers a community ambiance where parents know the kids are safe—and mom and dad can have some time to themselves—and a place that feels like home sans all of life’s daily and sometimes stressful interruptions.