Latin America

The Lodge at Pico Bonito in Honduras features a new outdoor spa offering indigenous inspired spa treatments. 

Posted on February 17th, 2016

Indigenous-Inspired Spa Treatments in Honduras

Honduras’ Lodge at Pico Bonito, a Small Luxury Hotels of the World member, is offering new organic spa treatments inspired by the pre-Hispanic indigenous culture and traditions at the eco-lodge’s recently opened Spa at Pico Bonito.
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Countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission. (Photo credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Posted on February 5th, 2016

Travel Industry Responds to Zika

New reports on Zika’s spread, potential effect and modes of transmission surface by the day, but is it, and how is it, affecting travel to destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America?
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Avanti Destinations includes a stay at the Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal.

Posted on February 1st, 2016

The Luxury is in the Experience

Luxury travel is being re-defined all over the world, Central America included. Today, new ingredients—adventurous activities, authentic experiences, unique destinations, and personal discovery—are all part of the recipe for customer-perfect leisure travel. Always in the mix, of course, are luxury accommodations, perfectly matched to different tastes. Have a look at a sampling of products out there.
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The cathedral church and main square in Lima, Peru.

Posted on January 21st, 2016

Latour Unveils Themed Tour Packages in Peru

Latour, a member of the IsramWorld portfolio, has expanded its offering in South America with four new packages to Peru.
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Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Posted on January 20th, 2016

It’s Showtime!

At the opening gong on Trade Day, Recommend’s Ed Wetschler and myself—Caribbean and Latin America editors, respectively—were lined up behind the starting “gate,” at the ready for the marathon course through the New York Times Travel Show on “trade day,” Jan. 8.
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The Galapagos Island in Ecuador. (Photo credit: Marco Ricca)

Posted on January 14th, 2016

Lindblad Acquires Australis Ship for Galapagos Expeditions

Cruise and adventure travel operator Lindblad Expeditions has announced the purchase of the Via Australis ship to be used on its tours of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.
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Ski.com's new Resort Finder tool allows agents to view a side-by-side comparison of the up to three resorts.

Posted on January 7th, 2016

Ski.com Launches New Travel Agent Website

Ski.com recently launched a new website for travel agents with online tools and resources that make it easier for agents to quote, book and manage their clients’ ski vacations.
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Posted on December 22nd, 2015

Central Holidays Debuts Latin America Programs

Central Holidays is making its debut in Latin America with a collection of new itineraries for 2016, covering 13 countries including Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Bolivia and Chile.
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Posted on December 9th, 2015

USTOA: Positive Outlook for 2016

Listen closely to what USTOA members are saying, and you’ll be all smiles going into the holidays and into 2016. There’s a positive outlook for the coming year, with tour operator members showing strong growth this past year and going into 2016, and affirming that travel agents contribute significantly to USTOA members’ business. Let’s look at the numbers, shall we.
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Standard dome tent at EcoCamp Patagonia, where AdventureSmith Explorations clients stay while touring Patagonia.

Posted on December 9th, 2015

Cool Patagonia is a Hot Ticket

The newfound popularity of Patagonia is a credit to the discovery of its timeless landscapes of glacial lakes and towering peaks, its spectacular parklands and diverse flora and fauna.
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