Latin America

Beachfront Villa accommodations

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Alma del Pacifico Costa Rica

The road to Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, located on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast and built in 2007, is paved with a lush Costa Rican rainforest landscape, not to mention a few intimidating crocodiles. Recommend visited this area of Costa Rica last year, and before arriving at Alma Del Pacifico from Juan Santamaria International Airport, we made a quick stop to see the infamous basking crocodiles at the Tarcoles River Bridge—a famous bridge where dozens of crocodiles can be seen lounging in the murky river waters below.


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The Caribbean coastline in Costa Rica.

Posted on July 16th, 2014

How to Become a Costa Rica Specialist

The Costa Rica Specialist Program is divided into two parts—the first provides destination education, and the second focuses on “green” tourism, providing travel agents with everything they need to sell this destination.


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Posted on July 9th, 2014

Colombia is Winning Big in Tourism

Ok, so Colombia might not have gone on to the Semifinals at the World Cup in Brazil (although Colombians must still be celebrating following yesterday’s Brazil massacre), but this country is winning big in tourism.


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Guestrooms in Casa Palopo.

Posted on June 19th, 2014

Yoga Retreat in Guatemala

The new, 7-bedroom boutique hotel in Guatemala, Casa Palopo, which overlooks Lake Atitlan, is offering a yoga retreat perfect for fit and healthy travelers.


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The courtyard at JW Marriott Cusco.

Posted on June 19th, 2014

A Family Getaway in Peru

This summer, families can experience the best of Peru with a family-inspired summer package at the JW Marriott Cusco. The hotel is built on the site of a 16th century San Agustin Convent, and is centrally located near museums and attractions throughout the city, including Machu Picchu, which is just a train ride away.


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TAM Airlines is increasing service during the FIFA World Cup.

Posted on June 19th, 2014

TAM Airlines Gears Up for World Cup

All eyes are on Brazil this week, host country to the 32 nations competing for gold and glory during the FIFA World Cup. The opening match took place took place in Sao Paulo on June 12), with the closing game being held in the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.


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Posted on June 18th, 2014

Agents Earn 15 Percent on Travel to Costa Rica

Woodbridge International is offering agents 15 percent commission on travel packages to Costa Rica. Woodbridge International is based on the concept of allowing people the freedom to customize their vacation with the guidance of an expert


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Santa Barbara Beach Resort & Spa is one of 22 hotels offering deals during CyberSummer.

Posted on June 17th, 2014

CyberSummer Deals at 22 Hotels

You’ve all heard of Cyber Monday, the big sales that go on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Well, who wants to wait that long for a deal? On June 21, the Saturday before the start of summer, 22 hotels and resorts are coming together for the second annual CyberSummer event.


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The Singular Santiago in Chile.

Posted on June 5th, 2014

Honeymoons in Latin America

In the June Destination Weddings & Honeymoons issue, we write about honeymoons in Latin America, including Costa Rica, Belize, the Amazon, Patagonia and Buenos Aires. Here are a few more enticing options to recommend to clients who want to extend their honeymoons in Central or South America.


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Wyndham

Posted on May 27th, 2014

Costa Rica: The Republic of Green

At Expotur 2014, the annual Costa Rica travel marketplace held every May in San Jose, delegates came away with one important message: While visitor numbers are approaching the 2.5 million mark, Costa Rica has lost none of its vim and vigor in actively re-enforcing its role as a leader in sustainable ecotourism.


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