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The Marchenzimmer Raum (Fairy Tale Room) at the Boutique Hotel Schieferhof.

Posted on July 1st, 2016

At Home in Thuringia, Germany

It was a chilly December night when I settled into my seat at St. George’s Church (Georgenkirche) in Eisenach, Germany for the sold-out Johann Sebastian Bach Weihnachts Oratorium. By this time, my press trip through the central German state of Thuringia had ended, but my affable guide Cornelia insisted I take part in this cherished holiday tradition she and her husband attend annually.
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Wild Planet Adventures’ Borneo itineraries offer the opportunity to see orangutans in the wild.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Journeys Beyond the Ordinary

Adventure travelers in general, and baby boomers in particular, have both ample appetites and ample budgets for vacations that mix up active adventure and involving cultural experiences, enhanced by expert guides and top-quality comfort, according to the Adventure Travel Trade Association. And that’s where the growth market seems to be in the wide and wonderful world called Asia, where clients will find a host of different paths to exploring far horizons on journeys beyond the ordinary.
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Whale-watching in the Bay of Samana in the Dominican Republic.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Only on These Islands, 5 Unforgettable Experiences

“The average couple staying for one week at a Sandals Resort will take three Island Routes tours.” That insider’s comment at JAPEX is Exhibit A for making the case that Caribbean beach holidays have changed. Sure, even the most active and inquisitive travelers still lounge around the pool, but they also want to do things, see things. Following are five experiential activities that are hot—and are best booked in advance.
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The new explora Valle Sagrado hotel in Peru offers exploration programs in Pisac, Vilacabamba, and Moray. 

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

explora Valle Sagrado Puts the Accent on Exploring

With the opening of explora Valle Sagrado in Peru’s Sacred Valley on July 1, the explora group will be welcoming guests to its first hotel outside Chile.
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Island Routes adds Mexico to its roster of destinations.

Posted on June 7th, 2016

Island Routes Adds New Destination

Island Routes celebrated its seventh anniversary on June 1, and with that came the announcement of a new destination (its 12th one, in fact)—Mexico.
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Collette's 14-day Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana Trip of a Lifetime itinerary features a game drive at Chobe National Park in Botswana.

Posted on June 7th, 2016

Collette Extends Savings on Trip of a Lifetime Itineraries

Agents can save their clients up to $1,500 per couple on Collette’s recently launched Trip of a Lifetime itineraries in Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America when using the promo code BUCKETLIST.
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Travelers kayaking in Thailand with G Adventures. (Photo credit: G Adventures.)

Posted on June 6th, 2016

Selling an Active Honeymoon

In the June issue, we covered weddings and honeymoons across the globe. And for those of you whose clients prefer to take on an adventure whether it's immersing themselves in a unique culture, going in a safari, or taking a hike or bike ride through some of nature's most splendid landscapes versus sipping margaritas by the beach, we rounded up some pointers from top tour operators on how you can sell these active honeymoons.
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Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis and W Minneapolis - The Foshay are both offering bike tours around the city with their general manager.

Posted on June 6th, 2016

Get in the Saddle for Biking Tours Through Minneapolis

Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis and W Minneapolis - The Foshay recently announced travel packages to encourage your clients to get out and explore "the most bikeable city in America" with the property's general manager as their personal guide.
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Posted on May 31st, 2016

Expert-Led Active Retreats

Some of your clients will want to spend the long summer days lounging by the pool sipping hand-crafted cocktails, and for them we suggest these waterfront properties featured in our May issue. But, for those looking for a more active, wellness-oriented getaway, we suggest the following expert-led wellness retreats.
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Vista Verde Guest Ranch's all-inclusive rates include guided activities such as horseback riding. 

Posted on May 25th, 2016

At Home on the Range: All-Inclusive Retreats in the U.S.

The phrase “all-inclusive resort” generally conjures up thoughts of glittering shorelines, plush cabanas and piña coladas, yet some U.S. properties have taken a dramatically different approach to the concept, creating luxurious rustic retreats for discerning guests who don’t mind getting their hands a little dirty.
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