The Middle East

The city of Jerusalem.

Posted on May 20th, 2015

Eye on the World: Israel

Israel is a country rich in history, culture, exquisite cuisine and welcoming people. Recommend's Managing Editor had the pleasure of visiting this country (the size of New Jersey) on an intimate FAM with only two other travel trade writers. Here are some of the images she captured with her trusty smartphone.
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ITC Grand Bharat (Dusk)--cropped

Posted on May 12th, 2015

New Luxurious & Unique Hotels

Luxury and uniqueness are two great qualities seen in these new hotels opening around the world. From the takeover by Starwood's Luxury Collection in Chicago, to a new all-suite luxurious property in Bharat as well as a new boutique Lark property in California, we found three new properties to keep on your radar.
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Peru's Sacred Valley Women's Weaving Co-op.

Posted on March 30th, 2015

G Adventures’ 2015 FAMs

G Adventures' 2015 FAM lineup for U.S. agents has been released. Agents will have the opportunity to explore Egypt, Belize, Argentina, Chile and Peru.
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Cairo, Egypt.

Posted on March 30th, 2015

New Visa Regulations to Egypt

Egyptian authorities will delay ending the on-arrival visas for lone travelers until the creation of an electronic visa system.
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View of the Pyramids from the Mena House Hotel.

Posted on March 6th, 2015

Now Is The Reason To Book Egypt

Geoffrey Kent, CEO, Abercrombie & Kent, shares his positive views on why now is the time to book Egypt.
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Posted on March 4th, 2015

Bringing Americans Back to Egypt—Luxor Conference

Tour operators and journalists met this February at the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor for the Egypt Visit & Luxor Conference. On the agenda? How to bring back tourists. Safety, the unique experience of seeing the Egyptian pyramids and Luxor’s temples up-close, and the new Grand Egyptian Museum were the focus during the travel conference.
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A weaver working on a Turkish towel.

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Turkish Delights by INCA

Turkey’s a personal favorite destination, one treasured for its ancient sites in spectacular locations, marvelous food, souks and boutiques full of irresistible crafts. Over the years, I’ve shopped ‘till I dropped for carpets, copper and ceramics, tiles, saffron and tribal jewelry—you name it. What I never thought to look for were Turkish towels, until talking with the experts at California-based International Nature & Cultural Adventures (INCA).
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Alexander+Roberts’ Alexander the Great.

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

“Ahlan wa Sahlan” Says Egypt’s Welcome Sign

In culture, beauty and hospitality, Egypt has historically been a destination fit for pharaohs. But millenniums later—2015 to be precise—is it fit for tourists? Well, there seem to be a lot of people in the tourism industry who think so, particularly the U.S. tour operators who are back at the job designing itineraries to meet the increasing demand for travel to a country on everyone’s bucket list.
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Travelers can now apply for a Travel Visa on Arrival for unto 30-day visits to India.

Posted on December 10th, 2014

Tourist Visa on Arrival to India

Travelers can now apply for a Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) by the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for travel to India.
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Tunsair offers 5 percent commission.

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

Tunisair Offers Agent Commission

Tunisair is offering agents 5 percent commission on published fares.
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