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Posted on June 28th, 2016

Opulent Accommodations Around the Globe

When your clients ask for a luxurious getaway with all of the trimmings, suggest these opulent hotel and train accommodations.
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Chayote Lodge, Costa Rica.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Onsite Review: Chayote Lodge, Costa Rica

Fine, sustainable lodgings mixed with authentic experiences are in the DNA of Costa Rica, and Rico Tours president Leigh Ann Cloutier is excited about the country’s newest: Chayote Lodge.
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Susan Farewell

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Travel Advisor Corner: Dining Out on International Travel Experiences

To survive and thrive as a travel agent today, you have to think out of the box…big time. Many clients are no longer satisfied with just seeing a destination’s highlights and getting their photos taken in front of the iconic landmarks.
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Wild Planet Adventures’ Borneo itineraries offer the opportunity to see orangutans in the wild.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Journeys Beyond the Ordinary

Adventure travelers in general, and baby boomers in particular, have both ample appetites and ample budgets for vacations that mix up active adventure and involving cultural experiences, enhanced by expert guides and top-quality comfort, according to the Adventure Travel Trade Association. And that’s where the growth market seems to be in the wide and wonderful world called Asia, where clients will find a host of different paths to exploring far horizons on journeys beyond the ordinary.
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Puzzle Israel is offering a yoga and culinary itinerary in Israel.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Explore Israel Off the Well-Trodden Road

Israel is known for its Holy Land treasures—and rightfully so—but tell your clients that this tiny country is much more than a mecca for religious-focused travels. This country is made for visitors seeking out active exploration and cultural interactions with the locals.
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Whale-watching in the Bay of Samana in the Dominican Republic.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Only on These Islands, 5 Unforgettable Experiences

“The average couple staying for one week at a Sandals Resort will take three Island Routes tours.” That insider’s comment at JAPEX is Exhibit A for making the case that Caribbean beach holidays have changed. Sure, even the most active and inquisitive travelers still lounge around the pool, but they also want to do things, see things. Following are five experiential activities that are hot—and are best booked in advance.
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Belmond’s high-end rail journeys take travelers through the heart of Europe. (Belmond)

Posted on June 28th, 2016

Tour Talk: Rail Travel in Europe

Today’s modern traveler wants to connect with a destination’s past, and traveling via rail offers a peephole into those bygone times, a great complement to the castles, museums and cafes often visited when traveling through Europe.
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The Inn at Newport Ranch in Fort Bragg, California offers an out-of-the-box wedding ceremony on the bluffs at celebration Point.

Posted on June 27th, 2016

The Inn at Newport Ranch Out-of-the-Box Wedding Offerings

If your clients are looking for an out-of-the-box wedding ceremony, suggest The Inn at Newport Ranch, an oceanfront getaway on a 2,000-acre private preserve in Fort Bragg, California, where couples are able to have their own private ceremony on the bluffs at Celebration Point.
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Returning guests and VIPs at The Verb Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts receive a vinyl record of their favorite band as an amenity upon their arrival.

Posted on June 27th, 2016

Boston’s Verb Hotel Offers A Rockin’ Amenity

The Verb Hotel—a retro-chic property in Boston, Massachusetts, with 94 artistically decorated rooms—is offering the Here Comes the Sun package, including one towards breakfast at the onsite high-energy rock & roll Japanese tavern Hojoko.
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For 2017, Ponant is adding to its Antarctica sailings.

Posted on June 27th, 2016

Expedition Cruising: Adventure of a Lifetime

Fifty years ago Lindblad Expeditions founder Lars-Eric Lindblad led the first citizen explorer expedition to Antarctica, marking the invention of the category of “expedition travel.”
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