March 2012

Posted on March 1st, 2012

March 2012


the editor

Posted on March 1st, 2012

Letter from the Editor

It’s our blustery March issue and if you’re looking out for fair winds in your 2012 sales projections, you won’t want to miss this month’s features on European river cruising and small ship cruising in the U.S.


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Dream-Downtown

Posted on March 1st, 2012

Vikram Chatwal Hotels Goes Dreamy

The Vikram Chatwal Hotels (VCH) group is a successful, interesting and increasingly eclectic family of hotels. You may be familiar with The Chatwal New York, an 83-room, luxury Art Deco rising star in the theater district of New York City.


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Posted on March 1st, 2012

SITA Offers Eight Decades of Travel Expertise

With age, comes experience and there are very few tour operators today with the kind of experience SITA World Tours has acquired over the past 79 years, bringing literally thousands of travelers to exotic destinations around the globe.


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Posted on March 1st, 2012

From Zambia to Zimbabwe

Another “Z”, the Zambezi River, runs through both countries, spilling over and thundering down both their borders at Victoria Falls, which many call the most majestic waterfall on the planet.


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endevour

Posted on March 1st, 2012

Small Ship Cruising in the U.S.

River cruising in Europe, Egypt, and Asia might be all the buzz, but discovering one’s own backyard—Alaska, the Northeast in the fall, the incomparable Mississippi, the heartland of America—on a steamboat, yacht, or small ship is an inspiring voyage that beckons the well-heeled traveler looking for adventure close to home.


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Posted on March 1st, 2012

Alaska: New Action in an Old World

Alaska will always beckon. At least that’s what many of the state’s travel brochures emphatically state, underscoring a fact that is well known since the first explorers set foot on this magic land of jaw-dropping scenery, overwhelming vastness and unrivaled character.


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Posted on March 1st, 2012

Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, Florida

When you think of Clearwater, FL, you don’t necessarily think of luxury travel. Don’t get us wrong, we love the beachy, laid-back appeal of the small town on the state’s west coast. It’s the quintessential Floridian seaside town, with wide, uncrowded beaches, streets lined with quaint souvenir shops and casual, open-air restaurants.


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Avalon Cochem Germany

Posted on March 1st, 2012

European River Cruising 2012

Certainly, there’s no other travel product in the industry that has shown such explosive growth as river cruising, a product so popular it’s prompted river cruise companies to produce new builds virtually every year, all prompted by near sell-out numbers early in the year literally year after year. And leading that interest and spurring that growth are the historically and culturally rich rivers of Europe.


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brazilian serengeti

Posted on February 29th, 2012

Patanal—The Brazilian Serengeti

Borrowing from the words of William Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage,” travelers looking for an outdoor theater carrying showings of the greatest concentration of wildlife in the Western hemisphere should book a ticket to the Pantanal region in southwestern Brazil.


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