November 2012

Posted on November 12th, 2012


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Posted on November 12th, 2012

Editor’s Notes

This month in Recommend’s Hot Destinations & Tours issue, we highlight travel hotspots around the world that our editors deem to be the destinations to send your clients in 2013.


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Accommodations at The Westin New York Grand Central

Posted on November 12th, 2012

Westin Hotels & Resorts

Naming the nine luxury resort brands under Starwood Hotels & Resorts is like trying to name all seven of Snow White’s dwarfs—the best way to do it is to recall the various personalities of each one in turn.


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Renaissance Cities itinerary

Posted on November 12th, 2012

Connections By Abercrombie & Kent

For over 50 years, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) has been a pioneer in the development of luxury travel throughout the world, beginning with the concept of the first luxury safari product in the industry.


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Mercy Hotel in Lisbon is the city's newest five-star hotel.

Posted on November 12th, 2012

Portugal Untapped Gem

Move over Spain, France and Italy. Portugal is making a name for itself as one of the most captivating tourism destinations in Western Europe with a flurry of new hotel openings, great value as compared to its neighbors, and a long list of unique cultural experiences.


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The Aquavit Terrace on Viking Longships is an indoor/outdoor area at the bow of the ship of viewing, relaxing and casual dining

Posted on November 12th, 2012

River Cruising Continues To Make Big Waves

The rising tide of river cruise travel is sweeping in as a mainstream vacation choice for Americans who enjoy a convenient and hassle-free way to travel at an unhurried pace.


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Le Sereno, located on a cove, features 37 suites and three villas

Posted on November 12th, 2012

St. Barthelemy Avec Amour

Lunching at Tom Beach Hotel’s La Plage or Nikki Beach St Barth [sic], the sight of so many perfect bodies splashing in the surf between courses almost makes you ignore the artisanal pizza a stunning waitress has just served you. Welcome to St. Barthelemy—aka St. Barts, St. Barths, and St. Barth—where a disproportionate number of women are gorgeous and many of the men look either movie-star handsome or Wall Street rich. Or both.


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Collette Vacations offers programs that include a stay in Havana.

Posted on November 12th, 2012

This Plane is Going To Cuba

Why are so many people hot to trot to Cuba? All sorts of reasons.


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Hiking the highlands of coffee country.

Posted on November 12th, 2012

Colombia Rising

Colombia is the gem of two oceans: 500 miles of Pacific coastline and another 700 along the Caribbean, the Emerald Coast where the first European adventurers landed in the 16th century in search of a New World full of riches.


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Ultra-chic lobby bar at the adults-only Secrets Vallarta Bay

Posted on November 12th, 2012

Viva Vallarta!!

It was a heated off-screen romance during a classic John Huston-directed movie that first thrust the sleepy fishing village of Puerto Vallarta into the international spotlight.


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