In Focus


Posted on July 10th, 2013

Q&A With TRAVELSAVERS’ Nicole Mazza

At the recent Cruise3Sixty, Recommend sat down with TRAVELSAVERS' Nicole Mazza, Chief Marketing Officer for TRAVELSAVERS, NEST and Affluent Traveler Collection. Here's the first part of our 2-part interview.
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Club Med Guilin in China.

Posted on June 5th, 2013

Q&A with Club Med’s Patrick Mitchell, Vice President of U.S. Sales

Our editor-in-chief, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, sat down with Patrick Mitchell, v.p. of U.S. sales for Club Med, to speak about the evolution of Club Med.
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Superior Suite-View 1

Posted on June 4th, 2013

New River Cruise Product in Southeast Asia with Haimark Ltd.

Our editor-in-chief, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, had a chance to speak with Tom Markwell, the managing partner, sales & marketing, for Haimark Ltd. Markwell spoke about the launch of the company, including the company’s first ship, the Mekong Navigator, which will set sail on the Mekong in September 2014, and about how Haimark differentiates itself from the other companies selling river cruise itineraries in Southeast Asia.
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Zona Dorada - Golden Zone_v2

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Q&A with Secretary of Tourism for the State of Sinaloa, Frank Cordova

The port city of Mazatlan recently received international recognition when it was ranked the No. 1 city in Mexico (No. 5 in the Americas) with the highest median economic and profitability expectation by the Financial Times. Associate editor Deserae del Campo spoke with Frank Cordova, secretary of tourism for the State of Sinaloa, about what this ranking means for Mazatlan.
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American Cruise Lines' Queen of the Mississippi.

Posted on May 7th, 2013

Q&A with American Cruise Lines’ Vice President, Timothy Beebe

Our editor-in-chief, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, conversed with American Cruise Lines’ president, Charles A. Robertson, about what the cruise line offers as a whole, about the re-launch of its loyalty program, The Eagle Society, and the success of the Queen of the Mississippi.
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(Photo courtesy of the Acapulco Destination Marketing Office.)

Posted on April 16th, 2013

Q&A: Spotlight on Acapulco

During the recent Cruise Shipping Miami, Recommend’s editor-in-chief had the opportunity to sit down with the folks from the Port of Acapulco and the Acapulco Destination Marketing Office to learn what’s new with the destination.
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Isla Holbox (Photo courtesy of Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Posted on April 10th, 2013

Q&A With Jesus Almaguer, CEO of the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau

For our April issue, which focused on island stays around the world, we highlighted Mexico’s offshore islands: Isla Holbox, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. That led us to interview Jesus Almaguer, CEO, Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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Posted on April 2nd, 2013

Q&A With European Waterways’ John Wood-Dow

Recommend had the opportunity to speak with European Waterways' president, John Wood-Dow, to hear more about the barge cruising market and how it's impacting the cruising industry for clients heading to Europe.
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Arches National Park with the 14-day Scenic Parks Explorer itinerary.

Posted on March 6th, 2013

Q&A with President of Trafalgar

Web editor Lane Nieset caught up with Paul Wiseman, president of Trafalgar, to discuss the popular America's National Parks itineraries and find out why Americans are vacationing closer to home.
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Posted on November 28th, 2012

Q&A with President of Brendan Vacations, Nico Zenner

With the launch of Brendan Vacations’ all-new Boutique Journeys program, editor-in-chief Paloma Villaverde de Rico thought it an opportune time to converse with Nico Zenner, president of Brendan Vacations, to ask him about this product debut.
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