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Posted on May 3rd, 2016

Eye on the World: Barbados

Have you ever visited a garden inside a cave? What about a rum factory on an old plantation? Have you swam with sea turtles or eaten foie gras and duck ravioli in a cliffside restaurant? No? Well, that just means you haven't been to Barbados.
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The Mountain Edge Raceway water slide at the new Great Wolf Lodge in Southern California.

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

Great Wolf Lodge Makes a Splashy Debut in Southern California

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.’s new Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park resort made its Southern California debut in March in the city of Garden Grove.
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Guests on Aman's Private Jet Expedition receive accommodations in luxurious upscale resorts, including the Amanbagh resort in India.

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

Aman Announces Exclusive Private Jet Journey

Aman is offering an exclusive 18-day Private Jet Expedition in October to China, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka.
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Club Med allowed visitors at the Sydney Travel Expo in Australia to test its new 360-degree virtual reality tours first-hand.

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

The Reality of Virtual Travel

Virtual reality technology is popping up across all sectors of the travel industry, bringing your clients closer to far-flung destinations and you closer to closing that deal.
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Villa accommodations at Amanemu, a hot springs resort in Japan.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

New Properties Beckon

The hotel scene is hot across the myriad destinations that make up Asia. Properties are popping up like wildflowers, with every country from China to Malaysia welcoming outstanding new properties and brands.
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The resort’s Awe-Spa offers a 1-hour Water Journey.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

Two questions guided my recent stay at Palace Resorts’ first foothold in Jamaica, the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande: 1. How was Mexican-owned Palace Resorts adapting to the land of alright? 2. How could it stand out on an island that already has dozens of all-inclusive brands?
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The Sunscape Puerto Vallarta opened in December.

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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