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Posted on December 11th, 2012

Apple Vacations

For nearly 45 years, Apple Vacations has specialized in providing the ultimate vacation experience for travelers. According to Tim Mullen, co-president of Apple Vacations, the tour operator can book a client’s entire vacation “from flights to hotel transfers to excursions.


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Silversea Cruises' Butler Service

Posted on December 11th, 2012

Cruising 2012

Time and again, season after season, the cruise industry has shown that it’s got the right stuff when it comes to surmounting challenges.


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Kauai is one of Hawaii's most popular islands.

Posted on December 11th, 2012

North American Splendor

Looking back on 2012 and the vacation destinations that were making headlines this year (Europe and its popular river cruise market; all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Punta Cana; and destinations like Cuba, South Africa and Israel), travel agents may wonder how the North American leisure market fared these past 12 months. According to tour operators and independent travel agents selling domestic and Canadian vacations, pretty darn well.


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Suite Accommodations at Hotel Duval

Posted on December 11th, 2012

Tantalizing Tallahassee

“Experiential travel” has been the buzz phrase for the last couple of years—you know, getting a more in-depth feel for a destination, rather than just taking a peek at the sightseeing highlights.


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Poolside at Secrets The Vine in Cancun

Posted on December 11th, 2012

New Beginings

Despite a healthy uptick in visitor numbers and optimistic outlook for 2013, what’s going down as Mexico’s most buzz-worthy milestone in 2012 is the Mayan Calendar’s swan song.


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Bled Lake, Slovenia.

Posted on December 10th, 2012

Europe Always Astounds

From traditional European destinations like Great Britain, Germany, Spain and France to more off-the-beaten-path hotspots such as Romania and Estonia, in 2012 U.S. travelers headed to Europe in record numbers.


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Kenya is Home to Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp.

Posted on December 10th, 2012

Africa Rising

Pliny The Elder Knew What He Was Talking About Back In A.D 77 When He Said, “Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi.” Which Translates As “Out Of Africa, Always Something New.”


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El Secret on Ambergris Caye in Belize offers 13 Villa Accommodations.

Posted on December 10th, 2012

Checking-In To Latin America

Many of us who focus on Latin America look forward to TravelMart Latin America (TMLA), an annual ingathering of buyers and sellers of travel products and services, this year held in Cartagena, next year in Quito.


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Mongolia

Posted on November 28th, 2012

Q&A with President of Brendan Vacations, Nico Zenner

With the launch of Brendan Vacations’ all-new Boutique Journeys program, editor-in-chief Paloma Villaverde de Rico thought it an opportune time to converse with Nico Zenner, president of Brendan Vacations, to ask him about this product debut.


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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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