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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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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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B.F.F Girls Getaway at Beaches Resorts

Posted on December 10th, 2012

Six 2012 Trends That Are Here To Stay

When The Affluent Traveler polled 3,000 readers a few months ago, readers said that above all, they wanted a beach escape. Where? The Caribbean.


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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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Cayman

Posted on November 14th, 2012

Welcome Them to Caymankind!

Let your clients travel to the Cayman Islands to experience a people, a place and an approach to life that are as unique as they are universal. In the Cayman Islands they will find a diver’s paradise, a nature lover’s dream and an unparalleled experience for all ages.


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Le Sereno, located on a cove, features 37 suites and three villas

Posted on November 12th, 2012

St. Barthelemy Avec Amour

Lunching at Tom Beach Hotel’s La Plage or Nikki Beach St Barth [sic], the sight of so many perfect bodies splashing in the surf between courses almost makes you ignore the artisanal pizza a stunning waitress has just served you. Welcome to St. Barthelemy—aka St. Barts, St. Barths, and St. Barth—where a disproportionate number of women are gorgeous and many of the men look either movie-star handsome or Wall Street rich. Or both.


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Waterfall garden at Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island

Posted on November 12th, 2012

The Lure of Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands are such a strong pull that they consistently rank among the most popular vacations spots—the beauty and wide range of activities found within their confines add flair to the delightful playground.


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Poolside at El Secreto on Ambergris Caye in Belize.

Posted on November 5th, 2012

Eye on the World: El Secreto in Belize

Editor-in-chief Paloma Villaverde de Rico spent this past weekend at El Secreto, a brand-new luxury resort on Ambergris Caye located 11 miles north of San Pedro.


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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Posted on October 17th, 2012

Hidden Gems of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A collection of 32 unspoiled islands and cays in the secluded Southern Caribbean, St. Vincent and the Grenadines offers something for every interest on your honeymoon, including some of these hidden treasures.


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Naples Beach Hotel

Posted on October 16th, 2012

Stay Two Nights and the Third Night’s On Us

What could be better than a two-night stay at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club? How about a third night free?


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