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Posted on July 6th, 2016

You’re Invited to Attend the Fall Travel Agent Forum

Agents, you’re invited to attend the Fall Travel Agent Forum from Sunday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Hyatt Regency Miami, where you’ll be provided with access to the industry’s top destinations, commissionable products and business resources.
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Finest Playa Mujeres’ multitude of palapas provided the perfect amount of shade whether poolside or beachside.

Posted on July 6th, 2016

Eye on the World: The Beloved Hotel and Finest Playa Mujeres

Romance, excitement, and cool ocean breezes were in the air at the Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts’ The Beloved Hotel and Finest Playa Mujeres properties in Mexico—and I was there to experience it all!
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Guadeloupe

Posted on July 6th, 2016

The Perks of Selling Guadeloupe

The Guadeloupe Islands, a department of France located in the Caribbean, are attracting visitors thanks to flights and theme packages, not to mention an endless array of activities.
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Guests can enjoy paddleboarding on the St. Lucie River. (Michelle Arean)

Posted on July 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: An Athletic Transformation at Club Med Sandpiper Bay

onfession: I don’t have an athletic bone in my body. My idea of a workout is my occasional Bar Method class or biking through the neighborhood. And even that, I can’t commit to with much accountability. But during my stay at Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida, I transformed into a pseudo-athlete. A
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The Marchenzimmer Raum (Fairy Tale Room) at the Boutique Hotel Schieferhof.

Posted on July 1st, 2016

At Home in Thuringia, Germany

It was a chilly December night when I settled into my seat at St. George’s Church (Georgenkirche) in Eisenach, Germany for the sold-out Johann Sebastian Bach Weihnachts Oratorium. By this time, my press trip through the central German state of Thuringia had ended, but my affable guide Cornelia insisted I take part in this cherished holiday tradition she and her husband attend annually.
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Lia Batkin and Seth Kaplan curate personalized travel experiences, such as a road rally in the South of France, through their luxury travel and lifestyle company In the Know Experiences.

Posted on June 29th, 2016

Q&A With Lia Batkin and Seth Kaplan, Founders of In the Know Experiences

It has been nearly 10 years since husband and wife team Lia Batkin and Seth Kaplan founded In the Know Experiences, a luxury travel and lifestyle company that aims to provide clients with once-in-a-lifetime, humble-bragging, bucket list-checking experiences.
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Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Florida.

Posted on June 29th, 2016

Club Med Launches Summertime Sale

Club Med is giving its guests one more reason to celebrate summer with the launch of its new WOW sale.
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Nikheel with his staff at Grace Bay Resorts in Turks & Caicos. 

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Nikheel Advani

Think you know Nikheel Advani, think again….
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Chayote Lodge, Costa Rica.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Onsite Review: Chayote Lodge, Costa Rica

Fine, sustainable lodgings mixed with authentic experiences are in the DNA of Costa Rica, and Rico Tours president Leigh Ann Cloutier is excited about the country’s newest: Chayote Lodge.
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Pathway to the beach at Bougainvillea Beach Resort. (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Onsite Review: Barbados

Sea turtles, blooming gardens & a dash of English china... It’s the scent that lures you in, and then it’s the lively ambiance and tasty fish that keep you hanging out for hours. For clients who want to immerse themselves in the local culture and experience a colorful hangout, with authentic Barbadian music and food, Oistins Fish Fry is a top experience in Barbados.
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