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Posted on May 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: Puerto Vallarta’s Hotel Scene

This Mexican destination on the Pacific side isn’t just overflowing with vibrantly colorful bougainvillea, it’s also bursting at the seams with new hotel openings and revamps, ranging from all-inclusives to ultra-luxe and eco options. During my visit to the destination for Gala Vallarta-Nayarit, I learned that there are at least 11 properties in the area that either recently opened or underwent a revamping, giving you plenty of new booking options.
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Bird’s-eye view of the Iberostar Playa Mita.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: Iberostar Playa Mita

It’s a gorgeous day in Riviera Nayarit. The sun isn’t being shy about how luminous it can get, and nature in general—from the beach to the lush mountains—is having one of its finest days. I’m at the Iberostar Playa Mita property in Riviera Nayarit, and although I’ve been to this area of Mexico a few times, I’m always blown away by how utterly gorgeous it is—nature really outdoes itself here. That striking scenery takes center stage at the 452-room Iberostar Playa Mita, which pays homage to the natural surroundings, creating a lovely, laid-back ambiance throughout the property.
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CW Safaris takes clients to Botswana, said to have the highest elephant population in Africa.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Southern Africa’s New Enticements

We’ve got a sprinkling of new tours and lodges in Southern Africa for a range of clients, whether they’re looking for a dream safari vacation, a budget-friendly travel experience, or tours made specifically for those with a disability.
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Carved in stone, warriors and devils, nymphs and gods stand guard over Angkor Wat. (Carla Hunt)

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: Angkor Wat + Siem Reap = A Longer Stay

More than four decades ago, the Grand Hotel d’Angkor, which was opened by the French in 1932, was almost the only and certainly the most colonial place to stay in the sleepy town of Siem Reap. The property was once an important trading center and always the gateway to the magnificent temple complexes of Angkor, as well as the capital of the Khmer Empire from 800 to 1200 A.D.
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DuVine offers a bike tour in Zion National Park.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Tour Talk: A Peek at Our Peaks

This trio of tours offer a bird’s-eye view of the U.S.’s varied terrain.
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Bali beds on the Heaven side offer stunning views of the surroundings.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: Rock Royalty Only

Experience a taste of the rock star lifestyle at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, no Grammy necessary.
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Rendering of the Vista Suite on board Oceania Cruises’ Sirena.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Innovation on the High Seas

24 million. That’s how many people are expected to cruise this year. That’s 1 million more than last year. Ships? There are plenty of them to accommodate that number of passengers and many more—in fact, there are 52 new ocean-going CLIA ships on order between 2016 and 2022. And, according to CLIA’s 2016 Cruise Industry Outlook, eight out of 10 CLIA-member travel agents stated they are expecting an increase in sales in 2016 over last year
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The Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel Miami Beach.

Posted on April 28th, 2016

Transport Your Clients to South America at the New Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Your clients can feel as if they’ve been transported to South America at the new Faena Hotel Miami Beach, which opened this past December. The opening of the hotel also marked the inauguration of Faena District—a new neighborhood focusing on art and culture that spans six blocks
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Trump Doral Miami Spa Suites

Posted on April 28th, 2016

Ivanka Trump Unveils Luxurious New Spa Suites at the Trump National Doral Miami

Ivanka Trump, who serves as the executive v.p. of development and acquisitions for the Trump Organization; Mayor Luigi Boria, City of Doral; David Feder, v.p. and managing director of Trump National Doral; and Councilman Pete Cabrera were all in attendance at the April 25 grand unveiling of the new Trump Spa Suites at the Trump National Doral Miami, which marked the completion of the luxury resort's $250 million restoration that began in 2012.
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The WET pool at the W South Beach in Miami.

Posted on April 28th, 2016

Sunsational Savings at the W South Beach

The lavish 347-guestroom W South Beach in Miami Beach is offering a Sunsational Savings offer for guests who book stays at the chic beachfront hotel through Sept. 30, 2016.
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