January 2012

Posted on January 5th, 2012

January 2012

Recommend January 2012


Posted on January 5th, 2012

Editor’s Notes: January 2012

It’s a new year and one that brings new hope for a turnaround in the fortunes of the travel industry, with tour operators looking positively at upcoming trends and taking satisfaction in looking back at marketplace gains in 2011.


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Diamond Suite at the Hard Rock San Diego

Posted on January 5th, 2012

Hard Rock Hotels and Resorts

The hard rockin’ Hard Rock Hotels and Resorts are on a hot riff with a score of expansion plans in 2012, both close to home and across the globe.


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Polar bear in the Hinlopen Strait

Posted on January 5th, 2012

Lindblad Expeditions Helps Guests Understand the World

Certainly, as one of the most unique—not to mention experienced—tour operators in the industry, Lindblad Expeditions has been in the forefront of expedition travel for decades…


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The private lap pool at The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Posted on January 5th, 2012

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

The 582-room Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and its sister property the 1,000-room JW Marriott sit within their own special complex removed from Orlando’s never-ending list of attractions, but close enough to step into that whirlwind of theme park activity when a guest so chooses (it’s hard not to be lured by Ariel’s siren call).


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The Bellagio is one of Las Vegas' most icon resorts

Posted on January 5th, 2012

Las Vegas’ 2012 Offerings

Las Vegas is in full swing for 2012, ready to blow visitors’ minds yet again.


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Globus' Ireland tours visit the country's famous cliffs

Posted on January 5th, 2012

Hot European Tours for 2012

Horace Greely once urged, “Go West, young man, go west.” But some of today’s tour operators are reversing that mantra—at least when it comes to European vacations— with a new emphasis on Eastern Europe, although there’s still plenty of tour surprises
in Western Europe, as well.


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Flower field near Sapporo.

Posted on January 5th, 2012

Hokkaido, Japan

Although recent natural disasters have tarnished the image of Japan as one of Asia’s most exhilarating destinations, the country’s tourist attractions remain alive and still flourish.


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Abercrombie & Kent's family tours

Posted on January 5th, 2012

Egypt’s Antiquity Attractions are Eternal

Line them all up—wars, weather, politics, global financial stresses and internal cultural and socio-economic strife—nothing, absolutely nothing, changes the eternal tourism appeal of Egypt.


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City Hall in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Posted on January 5th, 2012

Holland America’s Veendam

Holland America’s Veendam is certainly not the largest ship, nor the newest ship out there right now, but those just may be its strongest selling features for some clients.


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