In Focus

Occidental Hotels beach wedding set up for the Extravaganza package.

Posted on April 29th, 2014

ASK ME’s Marilyn Cairo & Hilary Lanzer Talk Destination Weddings in Mexico

We had the opportunity to speak with Marilyn Cairo and Hilary Lanzer, ASK ME’s managing partners and founders, about destination weddings in Mexico.


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Crystal Serenity in Milford Sound, New Zealand

Posted on February 6th, 2014

Q&A with Edie Bornstein, Crystal Cruises’ COO & President

In late-December, Recommend’s editor-in-chief, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, sat down with Crystal Cruises’ COO & President, Edie Bornstein, on board the refreshed Crystal Serenity while it was docked at PortMiami.


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Macchu Pichu with Central Holidays

Posted on December 10th, 2013

Q&A with Central Holidays’ Gianni Miradoli

Central Holidays is revving up for an exciting year. The company is expanding to launch more products than ever before, adding 60 new itineraries and new destinations spanning Africa, Europe and Latin America.


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All Inclusive Collection

Posted on September 23rd, 2013

Q&A with Frank Maduro, All Inclusive Collection

The All Inclusive Collection is stepping up its game in Mexico and the Dominican Republic with revamped offers and a bevy of perks for travelers staying at these Hard Rock Hotels. We caught up with the All Inclusive Collection’s VP of Marketing, Frank Maduro, to find out more about these hotels and what your clients can expect from a stay at an all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel.


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The Peninsula Hotels

Posted on September 18th, 2013

Q&A with Robert Cheng, The Peninsula Hotels

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.


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Condesa Park in Mexico City.

Posted on September 17th, 2013

Q&A with Miguel Torruco, Mexico City’s Minister of Tourism

Mexico City recently launched its Live It to Believe It marketing campaign. Developed and promoted by the Mexico Tourism Board, the aim is to attract North American travelers to Mexico City to experience the destination’s culture, historic landmarks and colonial architecture, as well as culinary flavors.


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The Orchid pool at Halekulani in Honolulu.

Posted on September 4th, 2013

Q&A with the Halekulani Corporation

At the Halekulani properties in Waikiki, Hawaii, travelers can find two resorts that appeal to different sets of guests: the luxury beachside Halekulani and its sister property, the more budget-conscious, boutique hotel Waikiki Parc.


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Cruise One

Posted on September 3rd, 2013

Q&A with Dwain Wall, Sr. VP and GM of CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.

Recommend’s editor-in-chief, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, recently had the opportunity to talk with Dwain Wall, senior vice president and general manager of CruiseOne and Cruises Inc.


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At Edinburgh Castle in Scotland during the Adventures by Disney's Scotland: A Brave Adventure tour.

Posted on August 30th, 2013

Q&A with Kim Goldstein, Travel Professional

Recommend’s editor-in-chief, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, interviewed Kim Goldstein, manager/travel consultant specializing in Disney Destinations, with Journeys Inc., for the Adventures by Disney’s Scotland story that appears in the September Family Travel issue.


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Crossroads Tours International

Posted on August 7th, 2013

Q&A with Crossroads Tours International

What started in Turkey 17 years ago as a DMC is now changing gears as a tour operator as Crossroads Travels rebrands itself as Crossroads Tours International offering tours to Turkey, Greece and Egypt.


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