February 2013

Posted on February 6th, 2013


Paloma Villaverde de Rico

Posted on February 6th, 2013

Editor’s Notes

We ended 2012 with a new design and freshened up our editorial approach, and 2013 will bring even more must-read articles as we up the ante in both print and online.


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Posted on February 6th, 2013

Agentspeak

It is rare that a trip moves me so much that I feel compelled to write about it, but having recently returned from Egypt with 20 clients on an Abercrombie & Kent Moment in History tour, I felt the travel community might benefit from a firsthand report.


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Necker Island in the British Virgun Islands.

Posted on February 6th, 2013

Virgin Limited Edition

Virgin Limited Edition offers the best in luxury accommodations and properties around the world.


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Posted on February 6th, 2013

GeoEx

No one can say that GeoEx (aka Geographic Expeditions)—a 30-year-old travel company that continues to blaze new trails and create first-of-their-kind journeys to the ends of the earth—goes unrecognized in the burgeoning adventure travel marketplace.


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Bathroom in the Reflection Suite

Posted on February 6th, 2013

Celebrity Reflection

Specialty restaurants, Cirque du Soleil-style shows, Bulgari and Michael Kors retail shops, a sea-view shower suspended over the ocean—no, this isn’t a luxe hotel in Asia or Europe, it’s Celebrity Cruises’ newest Solstice class vessel, the Celebrity Reflection.


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A 1-bedroom oceanview guestroom.

Posted on February 6th, 2013

Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa

The hotels that make up the Villa del Palmar Resort Collection offer all the customary amenities and delights associated with a luxury hotel brand, but in order to up the ante and stand head and shoulders above the rest, they’ve launched a new branding campaign, “Your story starts here,” that aims to provide all guests with vacations that are unique and personal and where lifetime memories will be forged.


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Beachside at the El Doreado Royale, a Spa Resort

Posted on February 6th, 2013

Karisma’s Gourmet Feast

This past fall, Recommend was invited to the 5th Annual Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant (GIVC) Awards in the Riviera Maya for a stay at one of the many all-inclusive properties that dot the Riviera Maya shoreline: El Dorado Casitas Royale and its neighbor, El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort.


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Beachfront Infiniti pool

Posted on February 6th, 2013

El Secreto

This is a luxurious, top-quality boutique beach resort that will raise the standard of service currently offered in the country.


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Kenya offers the opportunity to view wildlife with Mount Kilmanjaro as the backdrop.

Posted on February 5th, 2013

The Kenya Formula

This is the African destination for the high-end client looking for a truly experiential safari vacation.


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