Destinations

A vintage car on the streets of Havana.(Photo courtesy of Travoca.)

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Cuba’s New Travel Regulations

For over 50 years, travel to Cuba has been limited from the U.S., but as of last Friday, new travel rules between the two countries are now in effect. This could mean big changes for both travelers and travel advisors, but tell clients not to start packing just yet.


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Posted on January 21st, 2015

European Capitals of Culture

For the rest of 2015, Mons, Belgium-Wallonia and Plzen, Czech Republic, share the title of European Capitals of Culture. In fact, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the tradition of European Capital of Culture. It all began in 1985 when actress Melina Mercouri, then Greece’s minister of culture, and her French counterpart, Jack Lang, came up with the idea of designating an annual Capital of Culture to bring Europeans closer together by highlighting the richness and diversity of European cultures.


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Guadeloupe

Posted on January 21st, 2015

The Perks of Selling Guadeloupe

Recommend’s latest program, the Guadeloupe Islands Specialist Program, created with the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board, will give you all the information you need to sell this unique destination, as well as earn rewards and benefits.


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The Double Queen room at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel.

Posted on January 20th, 2015

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel Renovations

For over 50 years, travel to Cuba has been limited from the U.S., but as of last Friday, the new travel and trade rules between the two countries are now in effect. This could mean big changes for travelers and travel advisors alike, but tell clients to not start packing just yet.


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Greater Fort Lauderdale Beach Wave Wall

Posted on January 20th, 2015

Florida Huddle 2015

VISIT FLORIDA welcomed hundreds of delegates to Fort Lauderdale for Florida Huddle 2015, the state’s official travel trade show.


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Lindblad Expedition-National Geographic's Orion will set sail for Europe.

Posted on January 14th, 2015

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Sails Through Europe

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic announced that the 102-guest National Geographic Orion will set sail for Europe on a series of 22 one-week voyages after the Antarctic season in 2016.


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The Victoria Anna, one of the ships in partnership with Ritz Tours.

Posted on January 14th, 2015

Victoria Cruises Continues Partnership with Ritz Tours

Victoria Cruises continues its partnership with Ritz Tours, as the exclusive cruise provider for Ritz Tours’ China programs, which include a Yangtze River component.


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Save Wall Street Photo

Posted on January 13th, 2015

Costa Rica to the Rescue

While the temperature plunged to an all-time low for this year’s winter season—10℉, not counting the wind chill factor—and the stock market shot up a staggering 323 points on the Dow Jones, our good neighbors from the Costa Rica Tourism Ministry came to New York City to launch their Save the Americans campaign.

The rescue victims are the overworked American worker and the rescue cure is—you guessed it: come relax in Costa Rica.


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Posted on January 13th, 2015

LGBT Weddings & Honeymoon Packages

Same-sex marriage was recently made legal in Florida, marking it the 36th state to legalize LGBT unions. As couples start planning their ceremonies and “I Do’s,” we’ve rounded up a few properties that are offering LGBT weddings and honeymoon packages.


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Posted on January 8th, 2015

Jewish Connection in Japan

See Japan through Jewish Eyes via a tour with the Jewish Travel Agency, in conjunction with Windows to Japan, a travel agency based in Kyoto.


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