Offbeat

A vintage car on the streets of Havana.(Photo courtesy of Travoca.)

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Cuba’s New Travel Regulations

For over 50 years, travel to Cuba has been limited from the U.S., but as of last Friday, new travel rules between the two countries are now in effect. This could mean big changes for both travelers and travel advisors, but tell clients not to start packing just yet.


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Ice sculptures in Sapporo, Japan.

Posted on January 1st, 2015

Hip & Traditional Japan

Here are our top picks of places to see and things to do in Japan.


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Japan's anime culture in Tokyo.

Posted on December 31st, 2014

Japan with G Adventures

In the January issue of Recommend, we gave you four of our favorite city picks that illustrate both the hip and traditional sides of Japan. G Adventures offers two itineraries to explore this picturesque country filled with anime culture and vast traditions. Here are some hidden gems your clients should take in.


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Martinique

Posted on December 17th, 2014

Martinique C’est Magnifique! Sign up for the Martinique Specialist Program

Martinique is magnifique! Recommend’s newest travel agent program is here, the Martinique Specialist Program.


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Visit Arusha offers Adventures for Women tours of Africa.

Posted on December 16th, 2014

Adventures for Women in Africa

Tanzania tour operator, Visit Arusha, announced its Adventures for Women African tours geared for single, divorced, or widowed women who don’t have a travel partner to tag along with.


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The Carib houses—good night.

Posted on December 10th, 2014

Caribbean Costa Rica: Authentically Yours

Let’s seriously consider a corner of Costa Rica that this traveler is not sure even the Costa Ricans know is there—the Caribbean coast, no match for the high-end pleasures and treasures of the Pacific coast, but a perfect match for clients who want wildlife viewing, snorkeling and surfing, laid-back beach towns, a join-in nightlife, and a less-costly vacation.


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The Huancahuasi Lodge in Peru.

Posted on December 8th, 2014

Checking-in To Latin America

Latin America continues to move upmarket, with hotel development a boom industry – especially in the luxury boutique hotels.


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Cyclists touring Tuscany.

Posted on November 26th, 2014

Cycling Foodie Tours in Tuscany

A love of food and cycling unites in Tuscany with Ciclismo Classico’s epicurean adventure tour.


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See lemurs on the Madagascar Adventures tour inspired by the film, Island of the Lemurs: Madagascar.

Posted on October 21st, 2014

Movie-Inspired Tours with Kensington

Hollywood’s film sets can’t compare to the real-life experiences travelers can take with Kensington Tours’ private-guided itineraries inspired by this fall’s blockbuster films.


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Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, unveils the Canopy by Hilton new lifestyle hotel concept at Hilton Worldwide's Global Partnership Conference.

Posted on October 20th, 2014

Canopy by Hilton: A New Lifestyle Brand

A hotel that brings the local culture into the property from the decor to the art work, to the beer and wine, and even the entertainment is what you’ll find with Hilton’s new brand, Canopy by Hilton, which was unveiled last week at Hilton Worldwide’s Global Partnership Conference. According to hotel principals, this lifestyle brand will be affordable, fun, lively, and very high tech.


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