December 2011

Posted on December 6th, 2011

Israel Still the Leader in Middle East Sales

Nobody can deny the appeal of Israel to the true traveler—thousands of years of history, a mecca of multi-culturalism, and a spiritual icon that embraces all three of the world’s greatest religions. So its consistent history of being named Best Selling Destination in the Middle East in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards isn’t much of a surprise.


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ISRAM is the Best Tour Operator, Middle East

Posted on December 6th, 2011

Isram Takes it Again

Roots for IsramWorld are in the Middle East, where Israel was first stop in 1967 for the newly established tour company.


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Abercrombie and Kent is the Best Tour Operator in Africa

Posted on December 6th, 2011

A&K Highlights Africa Roots

What company started as a boutique safari operator in the Kenya bush, evolved into a full-fledged luxury touring brand with programs on seven continents, and has consistently—for the 12th year in a row—returned to its roots when declared Best Tour Operator, Africa in our Readers’ Choice Awards? Congratulations (hongera in Swahili) again go to Abercrombie & Kent.


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Posted on December 6th, 2011

Globus Tops Awards List

Globus and, of course, the Globus family of brands, has to be one of the most consistent Readers’ Choice Awards winners in the 15-year history of Recommend’s awards program with 12 straight wins as the Best Tour Operator, Europe; five straight wins as Best Tour Operator, Asia; four straight years as Best Tour Operator for Travel Agent Support and for the first time this year, Best Travel Agent Support, International Destination.


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Tauck offers family tours to the Grand Canyon.

Posted on December 6th, 2011

Tauck’s Winning Year

This year was New Orleans and all that jazz, next year they’re up and running at the Kentucky Derby.


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Goway is the Best Tour Operator, South Pacific

Posted on December 1st, 2011

Showing the Love for Goway Travel

Another coup for Goway Travel: Recommend readers have chosen the travel leader as Best Tour Operator, South Pacific for the third year in a row—a feat accomplished by that tricky mix of outstanding products and the people to pull them off.


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Travel Impressions is the Best Tour Operator, Caribbean

Posted on December 1st, 2011

Travel Impressions Impresses

Travel Impressions made it to the top of the Best Tour Operator, Caribbean list in this year’s Recommend’s Reader’s Choice Awards and president & CEO Steve Gorga is “absolutely thrilled.


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Avanti Destinations is the Best Tour Operator, Latin America

Posted on December 1st, 2011

Avanti Destinations Wins Big

According to Harry Dalgaard, his team works hard to offer unique activities and authentic cultural experiences in every destination to ensure that travel agents’ clients have a vacation of a lifetime.


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Apple Vacations

Posted on December 1st, 2011

Double Wins for Apple

With a fifth straight win as Best Tour Operator, Mexico and third consecutive win for Best Travel Agent Incentive Program, Apple Vacations continues to surpass expectations for agents and their clients with a bevy of vacation options that are both—no surprise here—affordable and fulfilling.


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Posted on December 1st, 2011

Multiple Accolades for Marriott

The company that started as a root beer stand in the late-1920s is as much the epitome of the American Dream as it is a tangible example of moxie, never resting on its laurels and always keen on healthy growth.


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