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Overlooking Cardiff. (Photo courtesy: Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Posted on July 27th, 2015

Q&A With Lauren Summers, Director of Marketing, Visit Wales North America

Lauren Summers, director of marketing, Visit Wales North America, talks to Recommend about why Wales should be on a Great Britain itinerary.
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Sunset views of Naples. (Photo courtesy of Sophia's Travels.)

Posted on July 20th, 2015

Naples & Sicily FAM

Sophia's Travel is offering a 7-night agent study-FAM to Naples, with an additional 6-night extension option.
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Faces of Exotic India (Courtesy A&S Signature Journeys).

Posted on July 17th, 2015

India FAM

A&S Signature Journeys is offering a 7-day FAM land tour of the Golden Triangle of India for only $300.
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Posted on July 15th, 2015

A “Pura Vida” Experience at the Four Seasons Costa Rica

Pura vida, meaning pure life, is a well-known Costa Rican saying, as well as the Costa Rican way of life. At the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, guests can experience the pura vida lifestyle, however that translates to them, whether it's through a day of active adventure or a detox from everyday life.
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Inside the Eishole Ice Cave in Austria. (Photo credit: Richard Rico)

Posted on July 13th, 2015

Virtuoso Agent Staci Kimball Gives Us the Scoop on Adventures by Disney

Virtuoso agent Staci Kimball gave us her take on what it's like to sell the Adventures by Disney product and what she learned from her recent travels to Central Europe with the tour operator.
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Tarragon Restaurant aboard Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2.

Posted on July 9th, 2015

Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2

The first time I reported on German-born Hapag-Lloyd Cruises—several years ago after sailing with the first Europa—I called it the best cruise line American vacationers had never heard of. Now there’s Europa 2, and it’s highly likely that travel consultants and their clients are hearing quite a lot about Hapag-Lloyd thanks largely to a lively marketing campaign.
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Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze.

Posted on July 9th, 2015

Windstar’s Star Breeze

The sparkling newcomers—Star Pride, Star Breeze and Star Legend—sport no sails, and it’s scarcely a surprise that the line’s veteran cruisers might be caught momentarily off base.
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Writer Ed Wetschler poses with Galapagos’ famous tortoises.

Posted on July 9th, 2015

Small Boats & Big Tortoises in the Galapagos

When my friend Larry returned from Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, he told me (repeatedly) that he’d found the water too cold for snorkeling. A few months ago, when I returned from the Galapagos, I told him that his skinny pal had felt warm enough. How could this be?
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A tour of Chichen Itza is included in Mayan World itineraries. (Mexican Tourism Board)

Posted on July 9th, 2015

A Treasured Journey into the Past

Mexico offers a cultural feast of World Heritage sites, including archaeological wonders left behind by the Maya and Aztec indigenous groups that are awe-inspiring, enigmatic and breathtaking.
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Just a 30-minute drive from Angama Mara, Governor’s Balloon Safaris offers hot air balloon rides.

Posted on July 9th, 2015

Indaba 2015 (with a taste of Durban)

For four days last May, the city of Durban welcomed just over 1,000 exhibitors from 20 African countries, about 2,000 buyers and 750 members of the media from around the globe at INDABA 2015.
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