Adventure

Chayote Lodge, Costa Rica.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Onsite Review: Chayote Lodge, Costa Rica

Fine, sustainable lodgings mixed with authentic experiences are in the DNA of Costa Rica, and Rico Tours president Leigh Ann Cloutier is excited about the country’s newest: Chayote Lodge.
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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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Puzzle Israel is offering a yoga and culinary itinerary in Israel.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Explore Israel Off the Well-Trodden Road

Israel is known for its Holy Land treasures—and rightfully so—but tell your clients that this tiny country is much more than a mecca for religious-focused travels. This country is made for visitors seeking out active exploration and cultural interactions with the locals.
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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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For 2017, Ponant is adding to its Antarctica sailings.

Posted on June 27th, 2016

Expedition Cruising: Adventure of a Lifetime

Fifty years ago Lindblad Expeditions founder Lars-Eric Lindblad led the first citizen explorer expedition to Antarctica, marking the invention of the category of “expedition travel.”
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Red Rock Canyon exploration awaits guests staying at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.

Posted on June 27th, 2016

Hotel Desk: Escape the Ordinary

A wellness-focused getaway wrapped with a bit of local experiences make for an ideal vacation that everyone from adventurous millennials to well-traveled baby boomers can appreciate.
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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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