The chicly designed The Spa at Aria.

Posted on October 1st, 2016

Spotlight on Vegas

Offering everything from a new chocolate experience 550 ft. in the air to indulgent spa experiences and high-end suites, Las Vegas knows how to roll out the red carpet for your clients.
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In Japan, visitors can opt for a visit to a traditional onset. ( Japan national tourism organization)

Posted on October 1st, 2016

Travel Advisor Corner: The Best Treatment

There are fabulous spa destinations and there are destinations that have fabulous spas. But there’s another category as well—the carefully selected, perfectly timed spa treatment recommended by a knowledgeable travel advisor.
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The eco-conscious Treehouse accommodations at Playa Viva.

Posted on October 1st, 2016

The Best of All Worlds

Here’s a handful of escapes in Mexico—from a South Pacific-style retreat to a fitness-infused getaway.
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Posted on September 30th, 2016

Spa and Wellness Offerings on Cruises

For the cruise feature in the October 2016 print edition of Recommend, we reached out to several travel advisors to get their take on the spa and wellness trends on board cruise lines. Here's what they had to say.
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Denali sets its sights on Wonder Lake.

Posted on September 28th, 2016

Eye on the World: Alaska

Earlier this month, I left the humidity of Miami for the dry—and delightful—weather of Alaska. I hopped on one of John Hall's Alaska tours and...well, the images speak for themselves. Stunning? So much more than that.
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Posted on September 27th, 2016

Ocean Riviera Paradise Poised for Winter Debut

Ocean Riviera Paradise—a five-star all-inclusive resort located on the seafront in the Playa Del Carmen area of Riviera Maya, Mexico— is poised to open Dec. 15, 2016.
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Bunratty Castle in County Clare, Ireland. (Photo credit: Tourism Ireland)

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Touring Ireland by Rail

Ireland saw an 18 percent increase in overseas visitors in the first quarter of 2016 according to Tourism Ireland, which is good news for agents looking to sell unique experiences in a popular destination.
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The Great House, Turtle Beach, Barbados.

Posted on September 26th, 2016

The Luxury Travel Buzz at SOTIC

Here are a few post-conference takeaways Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler gathered from the Caribbean Tourism Organization's State of the Travel Industry Conference in Barbados.
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Hotel Regina in Paris, France. (Photo credit: Hotel Regina)

Posted on September 26th, 2016

Delta Vacations Adds Europe to Romance Program

If you’re a destination wedding/honeymoon specialist, or would like to become one, then you should know that Delta Vacations has added some of Europe's most sought after destinations to its Honeymoon Program, including Rome, Venice, Florence, Paris and London.
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Posted on September 26th, 2016

A “Standing Ovation” for Celebrity’s New “Far Away” TV Spot

A travel agent executive gives Celebrity Cruises' new TV spot “Far Away” a standing ovation.
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