October 2012

Posted on October 10th, 2012

OCT-2012


Posted on October 10th, 2012

Agent Speak

I just received the August issue of Recommend, and read the “Agent Speak” letter from Jaime Wolf about same sex weddings.


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Posted on October 10th, 2012

Editor’s Notes

This month we’re living in the lap of luxury and bringing you a gold mine of travel information in our biannual Luxury & Spa issue.


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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan along the Nile River in Egypt

Posted on October 10th, 2012

Sofitel Luxury Hotels

In 2007, Sofitel surveyed its family of 204 hotels, found many of them lacking in quality of the expected guest experience, and set out to better identify the chain and reposition the Sofitel brand.


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Posted on October 9th, 2012

Over the Top Travcoa

Travcoa—aside from its well-deserved reputation as a major and long-term player in luxury travel—has also been a pioneer in what is now known as experiential travel, an element that’s an intrinsic component of what the new luxury traveler is seeking today.


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CV Travel's 5-bedroom Villa Mare e Monte in Corsica

Posted on October 9th, 2012

A Villa Vacation in Europe

Everyone should have an Italian affair. Or a French affair. Twenty years ago, mine took place in Italy where my husband and I spent two weeks on a second honeymoon.


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Bird's-eye view of Meadowood Napa Valley in St. Helena.

Posted on October 9th, 2012

Napa Valley Revisited

Evergreen getaway winners such as Napa Valley are, as any travel agent will attest, always top-of-mind for selling again. And again.


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Spa treatment under the Palisade rock formation

Posted on October 3rd, 2012

Gateway Canyons Resort, Colorado

Where can your clients go ATVing through canyons; take a shot at archery or skeet shooting; go in search of dinosaur tracks; take a tour of an auto museum; get a spa treatment and arrive at their moon-lit dinner on horseback all in one day?


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Posted on October 3rd, 2012

Vintage Palm Beach

We must be honest—we swooned over Palm Beach when we visited earlier this year.


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Select accommodations feature private terraces

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

The Surrey, New York City

Location, location, location. Yes, The Surrey—New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux property—is utterly magnificent, but its location in a quiet Upper East Side residential neighborhood and just around the corner from the Whitney, not to mention steps away from Central Park and the best of Madison Avenue shopping, puts it over the top when it comes to Manhattan hotel stays.


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