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Mountain views at Hyratt Place Santiago/Vitacura.

Posted on July 24th, 2014

New Hyatt Hotel Opens in Chile

Hyatt Place has announced the opening of its first property in Chile and South America, the Hyatt Place Santiago/Vitacura.


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Langworthy Farm Vineyards.

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

Rhode Island Wineries

Rhode Island, the smallest state in the U.S., is home to several wineries producing more white wine than red wine, and, in fact, its climate of coastal breezes, fluctuating temperatures, and moist air produce crops that are similar to those found in Germany and northern France.


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Tour Normandy with Europe Express for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

D-Day Anniversary Tours to Normandy

In remembrance of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Europe Express is offering group and individual travelers tours to the French region of Normandy now through 2015.


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Volunteer Vacations in Costa Rica building trails in the cloud forest. (Photo Courtesy of Global Volunteers.)

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

LGBT Volunteer Vacations

Travelers are yearning to do more with their vacation time than just lay around the beach. Volunteer vacations are gaining popularity and Global Volunteers is launching its first-ever LGBT Volunteer Vacations program traveling to Costa Rica in August.


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Panda Cub’s First Snow Day at San Diego Zoo

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

California Adventure

Travelers head to California to take in the scenery, savor the culinary scene, and visit the wineries, the Hollywood sign, and the famous Golden Gate Bridge. To complement that experience we’ve put together a few adventures your clients can add to their to-do list while visiting the Golden State, such as hitting the race tracks, ziplining through canyons, or splashing around in a water park.


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The Nut House exterior deck.

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

Wild About Africa

Travelers are wild about African safaris, exploring this rugged continent while viewing wildlife—sounds very rustic, but actually it’s quite luxurious as these three new accommodations illustrate.


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The Westin Resort Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa lobby area.

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

Onsite Review: Westin Hilton Head

There’s an abundance of natural beauty surrounding Hilton Head, South Carolina—stately trees, lush vegetation, pristine creeks, bays and other waterways and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean. The Westin Resort Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa has capitalized on these features.


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Explore Venice with one of Collette's Spotlight tours.

Posted on July 22nd, 2014

Spotlight Tours with Collette

Collette’s new Spotlight tours, with its first departures in May 2015, are now on sale.


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One&Only Hayman.

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Swain Destinations Gets First Peek at One&Only Hayman

Recommend’s Associate Editor, Michelle Arean, had a chance to chat with Ian Swain, founder of Swain Destinations, last week about his recent visit to One&Only Hayman, on the Great Barrier Reef, where he was the first guest to experience the property. Swain, one of the industry’s top experts on Australia shares with us his first-hand experience, as well as a few tidbits about traveling in Australia and Swain Destinations.


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Minimalist and wellness-focused accommodations at EVEN Hotels.

Posted on July 16th, 2014

EVEN Hotels—A Brand for the Wellness-Minded Guest

The EVEN Hotels concept is one that befits hotel guests who feel guilty skipping their daily workout routine, or those always conscious about what they eat while traveling. This new hotel brand—under the InterContinental Hotels Group umbrella—was designed, in fact, to help guests feel better about the choices they make while traveling, focusing on how its environment emphasizes both fitness and health for its guests.


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