Latin America

An oceanfront infinity pool at the Westin Playa Bonita in Panama City, Panama.

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Get Pampered and Play at Westin Playa Bonita Panama

The Westin Playa Bonita is offering a Luxe & Local Panama package for travelers looking to escape to tropical Panama City, Panama for an indulgent getaway sprinkled with a bit of adventure.
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Posted on May 12th, 2016

Allianz Survey Reveals American Attitudes Towards Cuba Travel

A survey by travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance has found that although 42 percent of Americans are interested in visiting Cuba now that travel restrictions from the U.S. have been eased, 70 percent are currently unlikely to do so.
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Club Med allowed visitors at the Sydney Travel Expo in Australia to test its new 360-degree virtual reality tours first-hand.

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

The Reality of Virtual Travel

Virtual reality technology is popping up across all sectors of the travel industry, bringing your clients closer to far-flung destinations and you closer to closing that deal.
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Tara Tours offers trips to Guatemala, with excursions to Tikal.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

New Frontiers in Travel

It’s always interesting to learn what new discoveries specialists in travel to Latin America have made on recent journeys. It’s even better to find these discoveries in new client-pleasing vacations. We asked an adventurous quartet of U.S. tour operators the following: “What is the one corner of Latin America that you think might be the next new-frontier/new-attraction for North American travelers?”
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The Hotel du Louvre in Paris is one of the properties featured in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt's portfolio. 

Posted on April 27th, 2016

Hyatt’s Newest Brand: The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched a new brand featuring a global collection of unique and independent stay experiences.
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ID Travel Group is offering complimentary cancellation waiver at selected properties, including the Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados.

Posted on April 27th, 2016

ID Travel Unveils Cancellation Waiver Promotion

Luxury tour operator ID Travel Group has launched a complimentary cancellation waiver at select properties.
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Posted on April 21st, 2016

Out of Africa & Into South America

Once upon a time—eons ago, actually—the South American continent was physically joined to Africa. This year we have a couple of tour companies, specialists in luxury African safaris and lodgings, who are expanding their horizons and heading West to add Latin America to their luxury travel portfolios.
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Posted on April 21st, 2016

On the Travel Menu in Chile & Peru

The April issue of Recommend highlights tours focusing on food in Latin America. Now, our Latin America Carla Hunt is expanding on that “travel menu” to include a “preview tasting” of two hotels offering clients farm-to-table culinary experiences to accompany luxury lodgings in five-star destinations.
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The Plaza de Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia.

Posted on April 18th, 2016

Colombia FAM

Tara Tours is offering a 7-night FAM to Colombia from Oct. 19-26, 2016.
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Latin American Escapes offers a tour of Costa Rica that includes a stay at Monte Azul mountain resort.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Latin America: Accent on Food

Culinary tourism seems to be about the most popular ingredient in the travel demand for new and involving experiences.
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