Caribbean & Bermuda

The pool at the new Gansevoort Playa Imbert in the DR.

Posted on November 20th, 2014

The Gansevoort Opens in the Dominican Republic

The luxury hotel brand, Gansevoort, is opening its second property in the Dominican Republic on Dec. 15, Gansevoort Playa Imbert.


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View from El Dorado Casitas Royale troom. (Photo credit: El Dorado Casitas Royale.)

Posted on November 20th, 2014

Tour Operators’ New Travel Offers

Tour operators are offering a slew of new travel packages and agent incentives. And in other travel industry news, Karisma Hotels & Resorts is highlighting their top tour operator for this month.


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The Londoner.

Posted on November 13th, 2014

Morritt’s Resorts’ Agent Incentives & Discounts

Morritt’s Resort is offering agents 20 percent commission on bookings as well as discounted stays at Morritt’s Tortuga Club, Morritt’s Grand Resort and The Londoner in the Cayman Islands.


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A aerial rendering of Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica.

Posted on November 7th, 2014

AMResorts Expands in Latin America & the Caribbean

A few weeks ago, Recommend attended an event in Miami to get the 4-1-1 on AMResorts’ new AMRewards program, where the senior director of sales, Matt Mullen, mentioned the brand was expanding to Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as adding more properties in Mexico.


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The Seabourn Spirit at sea.

Posted on November 5th, 2014

Seabourn Ships’ Final Sailing

Two Seabourn ships, the Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend, will be returning to the Caribbean for their last sailing, just like when they first sailings over 20 years ago.


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The Sundowner Bar Grill at the Outrigger on the Lagoon in Fiji.

Posted on November 4th, 2014

Outrigger Rebrands & Expands

Ke ‘Ano Wa’a, the “Outrigger Way,” was a branding strategy designed to advance Outrigger’s corporate culture and business guidelines back in 1993 when Hawaiian scholar and historian, Dr. George Kanahele, created the branding strategy. Twenty years later, the value-based branding initiative to connect three core elements of the hospitality industry—the employees, the guests, and the destination—is still going strong, but undergoing a bit of a revamping.


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Martinique features stunning seaside hotels and villas.

Posted on November 4th, 2014

Onsite Review: Martinique

While it was once an also-ran in the North American tourism biz, this French department is suddenly seeing an uptick in arrivals from North America.


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John Checketts, director route planning for jetBlue.

Posted on October 29th, 2014

jetBlue Adds Four New Flight Connections

jetBlue recently announced four new non-stop flights out of Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.


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Tara Stiles launched ENERGIZE at W Retreat & Spa—Vieques Island.

Posted on October 20th, 2014

Get Fit in Vieques

The W Retreat & Spa—Vieques Island in Puerto Rico has launched ENERGIZE by Tara Stiles, the resort’s new Fit Retreat concept for guests who want to get fit and get a jumpstart on a healthier lifestyle.


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Learn Latin dance moves with the Couples Retreat package in San Juan.

Posted on October 20th, 2014

Couples Retreat in San Juan

Couples can escape to the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Puerto Rico this fall for a little pampering and romance with the Couples Retreat package.


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