December 2013

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Recommend December


Posted on December 9th, 2013

Editor’s Notes

Here we are, wrapping up 2013 with an issue that has Recommend’s editors looking back over the course of the year and pinpointing noteworthy trends and hotel openings, as well as tour operator and destination updates.


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Canyon Ranch Spa

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Canyon Ranch – More than a Spa, A Lifestyle

Recommend’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards winner for Best Hotel/Resort in the Spa Category is Canyon Ranch.


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Posted on December 9th, 2013

New Offerings with Insight Vacations – The Art of Touring in Style

Here are a few facts that you should know right off the top about Insight Vacations


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SeaDream Yacht Club's Balinese beds

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Cruising 2013

Throughout a challenging season, cruise industry leaders have stayed on course, doing what they do best.


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Chicago Tourism

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Discovering North America

U.S. travelers are staying put in North America, exploring their own backyard with its national parks and urban escapes.


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Spa pavilion at Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France.

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Caribbean Trends

Although many trends come and go, some trends in the Caribbean are here to stay.


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Myanmar's rise in tourism has been meteoric.

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Asia & The South Pacific in the rearview mirror

This past year, Asia and the South Pacific saw some game-changing moves come into play—moves that may lure more visitors come 2014.


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NIZUC Resort and Spa in the Riviera Maya.

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Mexico 2013

From new hotels to marketing initiatives geared to increase tourism numbers, Mexico was quite busy in 2013, and we got most of it covered.


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Living room at B Hotel in Peru in a Lima suburb.

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Latin America in 2013 & Beyond

This year, the cream that seemed to rise to the top of Latin America’s travel marketplace brew was a trio of trends—luxury, sustainability and enriching experiences.


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