In Focus

Exterior Night

Posted on August 5th, 2015

Q&A with Stanford Court’s New Director of Sales & Marketing

Stanford Court, a Highgate Hotels property, is located atop San Francisco's Nob Hill. Recommend caught up with Ruben Barahona, the new director of sales and marketing to get the scoop on what new programs will be added and what role agents play for the property.
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Rendering of the Crystal Esprit marina and the submarine.

Posted on August 3rd, 2015

Q&A With Crystal Cruises’ Edie Rodriguez

Following Crystal Cruises' recent brand expansion announcements, Recommend took the opportunity to chat with Edie Rodriguez, Crystal Cruises' president and CEO, to discuss what this means for the cruise line.
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Overlooking Cardiff. (Photo courtesy: Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Posted on July 27th, 2015

Q&A With Lauren Summers, Director of Marketing, Visit Wales North America

Lauren Summers, director of marketing, Visit Wales North America, talks to Recommend about why Wales should be on a Great Britain itinerary.
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Inside the Eishole Ice Cave in Austria. (Photo credit: Richard Rico)

Posted on July 13th, 2015

Virtuoso Agent Staci Kimball Gives Us the Scoop on Adventures by Disney

Virtuoso agent Staci Kimball gave us her take on what it's like to sell the Adventures by Disney product and what she learned from her recent travels to Central Europe with the tour operator.
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Adolfo Perez, Carnival's new v.p. of trade sales and marketing.

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Q&A with Carnival’s New V.P. of Trade Sales & Marketing

Adolfo Perez, a 33-year veteran of Carnival Cruise Lines, started his new role as the company's v.p. of trade sales and marketing this month. Recommend had a chance to catch up with him this week to get the scoop on what changes he plans to bring to his new role, and what that means for travel agents.
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The Mantra Samui Resort.

Posted on June 8th, 2015

Q&A with Co-Founders of the Louis T Collection

Recommend's Editor, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, recently had a chance to get the scoop on the Louis T Collection, a new personality-driven hospitality and building solutions company, which was inspired by the life and times of Louis T. Leonowens.
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Posted on May 27th, 2015

Q&A with Jeffrey Klein of Turnberry Isle Miami

Jeffrey Klein was recently named Turnberry Isle Miami's vice president and managing director. Recommend's Associate Editor had a chance to chat with Klein about what his new role means for the Aventura property, as well as who the ideal Turnberry client is, and what changes are expected for the property.
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Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Q&A With CruiseOne Franchisee Mara Hargarther

We checked in with CruiseOne franchisee Mara Hargarther, of Hargarther, Thaler & Associates, LLC, in Ponte Vedra, Florida, to learn how she planned an upcoming knitting-themed trip in Alaska—it's a July departure with Celebrity Cruises.
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Andy Stuart is named Norwegian's new president and COO.

Posted on March 23rd, 2015

Q&A with Andy Stuart, President & COO of Norwegian Cruise Line

At Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, Recommend had a chance to catch up with Norwegian's new President & COO, Andy Stuart.
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European Waterways' Panache barge cruising in Alsace.

Posted on March 5th, 2015

Q&A with European Waterways’ President

Recommend had a chance to chat with European Waterways' President, John Wood-Dow, about barge cruising and what's new for the company.
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