North America

Casa Ybel Resort (Photo credit: Luminaire Foto)

Posted on June 1st, 2015

“I Do” Destinations in Historical & Luxurious Settings

Destination wedding hotspots from Sanibel Island to Carmel.
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White Horizontal Format no panel STAR member

Posted on June 1st, 2015

South African Airways Offers New Service Between Washington, D.C. and Accra, Ghana

South African Airways (SAA) will launch new nonstop service between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on Aug. 3, 2015.
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Cobra's Curse will debut in 2016.

Posted on May 29th, 2015

Family Spin Coaster Scheduled to Open in 2016 at Busch Gardens Tampa

A brand-new family thrill ride, Cobra’s Curse, will debut at Busch Gardens Tampa in 2016.
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Rendering of the Mako  hypercoaster at SeaWorld Orlando.

Posted on May 29th, 2015

Tallest, Fastest and Longest Coaster in Orlando to Debut at SeaWorld Orlando

If your clients think SeaWorld Orlando's Manta roller coaster is high-adrenaline, tell them to get ready for next summer, when Mako, a 200-ft.-tall hypercoaster reaching 73 mph along 4,760 ft. of steel track, debuts at the theme park.
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Universal's Volcano Bay rendering.

Posted on May 29th, 2015

Universal’s Volcano Bay to Become Third Park at Universal Orlando Resort

Come 2017, Universal Orlando Resort will be home to a new water theme park experience: Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort.
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Guests go for a ride in a Captain-guided tour aboard an amphibious auto, known as an Amphicar, on Lake Buena Vista at Downtown Disney, as part of the waterfront adventures offered at The BOATHOUSE restaurant. The BOATHOUSE: Great Food, Waterfront Dining, Dream Boats, is a new upscale, waterfront dining experience in the heart of Downtown Disney with a gourmet menu featuring steaks, chops, fresh seafood and a raw bar. The BOATHOUSE from Schussler Creative is one of the new venues in The Landing, the first of four planned neighborhoods as Downtown Disney transitions to Disney Springs. Completion of Disney Springs is set for 2016. Downtown Disney is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane)

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Summer Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler

Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating summertime with its Coolest Summer Ever festivities, and they've got the coolest host "ever"—Olaf, from "Frozen," of course.
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Water Slide

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Dive into Family Fun

If you are selling FAMILY vacations throughout the state of Florida, or are interested in delving into this market, we’ve got the course for you.
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Posted on May 27th, 2015

Q&A with Jeffrey Klein of Turnberry Isle Miami

Jeffrey Klein was recently named Turnberry Isle Miami's vice president and managing director. Recommend's Associate Editor had a chance to chat with Klein about what his new role means for the Aventura property, as well as who the ideal Turnberry client is, and what changes are expected for the property.
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Hermione

Posted on May 26th, 2015

Ship Ahoy: 235 Years Later, La Fayette’s Hermione Once Again Sails into U.S. Ports

In 1780, Marquis de La Fayette sent the tall ship Hermione, the Frigate of Freedom, to General George Washington with full French aid. Their united forces are credited with having turned the tide of the American Revolutionary War. At this moment an exact replica of La Fayette’s Hermione is en-route to the United States, sailing transatlantic to Yorktown, Virginia from Port-de-Barques at the mouth of the Charente River near Rochefort in the Poitou-Charentes region of France.
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The Spa Sommelier helps guests customize their spa experience and treatment.

Posted on May 26th, 2015

Adult Treats & Family Fun

We found three properties around the globe that offer your clients a few adult beverage treats—and one with lots of family fun, too.
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