The Middle East

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Posted on July 1st, 2015

Downtown Travel Launches New Leisure Brand

Downtown Travel, one of the largest air consolidators serving the U.S., recently announced its launch of a new leisure travel brand, Holidays with Downtown.
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Sunrise over the deluxe rooms with semi private pool at Udaivils Oberoi Hotel.

Posted on June 29th, 2015

Oberoi India Summer Special with Geringer Global Travel

Geringer Global Travel is offering an Oberoi India Summer Special with upgraded luxury accommodations at Oberoi Hotels in Delhi and Jaipur.
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Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur.

Posted on June 1st, 2015

A Destination Wedding in India: Key Points

Recommend had the opportunity to meet and chat with Meenakshi Vashist, assistant director, India Tourism, at last month's Romance Travel Forum in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We spoke about India as a destination growing in popularity for destination weddings (as well as honeymoons), especially the area of Rajasthan in northern India, specifically Udaipur.
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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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