Asia & South Pacific

Asia & South Pacific

The Colonial Suite aboard Ganges Voyager II. (Photo Credit:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.)

Uniworld Sails to India

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection adds a new itinerary sailing from New Delhi to Kolkata, India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges, debuting January 2016.
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Kabukicho opens in 2015.

New Hotel Opens in Tokyo

Opening April 2015, Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Kabukicho—Tokyo's entertainment and nightclub district in the Shinjuku area—is now accepting reservations.
Stay Clippers offers six yoga-themed cruises.

Cruises for Every Personality

Cruises no longer follow the cookie-cutter mold—they now offer themes, as well as special tours to fit every personality. Whether your clients like to sleep in, are practicing or novice yogis, or are wine enthusiasts, we found a cruise to fit their personality and lifestyle.

Multi-Gen Travel with Globus Family of Brands

Ryan Droegemueller, product manager for Asia, East & South Africa, for the Globus family of brands, talks about multi-gen travel to Asia.
Family Friendly Journeys Panda Kindergarten

Family Fun in Asia

Been there, done that? Asia is calling.
Compagnie du Ponant offers new bookings for itineraries to the Antarctic and South America.

New Ship & Itineraries for Compagnie du Ponant

A new ship is joining Compagnie du Ponant's feet next spring, and the line is offering new bookings for itineraries to the Antarctic and South America for the 2015-2016 winter season.

Cruise Lines’ New Land-Based Tours

Cruise passengers can further immerse themselves in the local cultures through unique land experiences.

CroisiEurope Slashes Prices for 2014

CroisiEurope has slashed the prices on a few of its 2014 voyages.
Taktsang Monastery in Bhutan

FAMs to Latin America & Beyond

We’ve collected a few FAMs that will take you everywhere from Machu Picchu to far-flung Mongolia and Bhutan.
W Retreat Koh Samui in Thailand

Onsite Review: The Beat Goes on for Thai Tourism

Thailand shines even brighter after the early-2014 coup.
Gateway to the Grand Palace, Bangkok.

Thai Hotels that are Divine

We've hand-selected a few Thai hotels that are truly divine.

Pool Parties & More Around the Globe

Summer is in full swing, so it's time to take advantage of those unused vacation days, and soak up the long summer days for just a little bit longer.

Spotlight Tours with Collette

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

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.

Tauck Expands Exotic Portfolio

Tauck expands its Exotic portfolio of travel tours with trips to Myanmar and the Arabian Peninsula.
Guests on Natural Habitat Adventures’ Borneo itineraries have the opportunity to view orangutans in the Danum Valley.

Borneo the Bountiful

If a destination award for wilderness travel were to be handed out, Borneo would be a top contender.

Windstar Cruises’ Private Events

Travelers sailing to Asia on board Windstar Cruises can experience Private Events focused on providing guests with in-depth and authentic experiences that complement their Asian voyage.

Exploring Bali With Crystal Cruises

Travelers can explore Bali on land and at sea with Crystal Cruises' four new itineraries sailing this fall and early winter.

Explore Nepal by Helicopter

Travelers can explore Nepal by helicopter with Geringer Global Travel.

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum Opens

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum opens in Turkey. The luxury hotel is located on an 148-acre waterfront site on the northern side of the peninsula at Cennet Koyu (Paradise Bay) and offers panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. To celebrate, the hotel is offering guests the Discover Paradise Bay package.

Borneo by Water

In the July Active & Experiential Travel Issue, we covered Borneo because when it comes wilderness travel Borneo is ahead of the pack. Here, we recommend Borneo by water, both independently and with Lindblad Expeditions.

Andaz Hotel Opens in Japan

Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, the first Andaz Hotel in Japan, opened in June.

Thailand Regains Its Footing

On the morning of May 22, the army of the Kingdom of Thailand staged a coup d’etat against a transitional government that had ruled the country for about six months, declaring that Thailand would henceforth be governed by a junta.

Hong Kong Specialist Program

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has introduced a Hong Kong Specialist training course, designed to educate travel agents on all of Hong Kong's offerings.

G Adventures Offers Discounts

G Adventures has partnered with Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand to offer agents a 20 percent discount on all of its New Zealand trips through June 30.

Discover Cambodia with Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa

Travelers can discover Cambodia with Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa, which is offering a Siem Reap Discovery package that enriches the discovery of the Angkor UNESCO World Heritage site with local Anantara experiences.

FAMs with Exeter International

Exeter International is offering three FAMs abroad.

Explore Sri Lanka

Travelers can explore Sri Lanka with Artisans of Leisure, who announced new private tours filled with hands-on experiences that capture what this island country has to offer.

One&Only Opens in Australia

Australia's private island resort located by the Great Barrier Reef, One&Only Hayman Island, reopens on July 1 after a multimillion-dollar refurbishment.

Eye on the World: Thailand

Recommend's Asia/South Pacific Editor just returned from Thailand, where he attended Thailand Travel Mart Plus and visited Koh Samui. Take in the cultural beauty of Thailand through these images in Eye on the World: Thailand.

TAT Governor, Thawatchai Arunyik, Answers Questions from Recommend

Recommend's Asia/South Pacific Editor, Sergio Ortiz, had a chance to chat with TAT Governor, Thawatchai Arunyik, at the Thailand Travel Mart held on June 4-6 to talk about safety issues in Thailand.

Traveling Alone? No Problem

If your clients are traveling alone, no problem because the French cruise line, Compagnie du Ponant, is offering them their own stateroom without the added single supplement.

Victoria Cruises’ Yangtze River Voyage

Victoria Cruises has partnered with Orient Flexi-Pax Tours, an IsramWorld Company, to offer a 12-day Yangtze River Voyage, which gives travelers an up-close look at China’s wonders.

SITA’s Family Tours

Your clients can indulge in cultural family tours abroad with SITA World Tours' discount of up to $200 off per person on select tours.

Three FAM Trips Abroad

Flo Tours is offering three FAM trips abroad you'll want to be a part of to Georgia/Armenia, the Holy Land, and even Uzbekistan.

Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa Opens

Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa, located on the northwest coast of Phuket, Thailand, just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport and 35 minutes from the city centre, offers guests the best of both worlds—tranquil beaches as well as lively bars and boutique shopping in Laguna.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Bangkok Opens

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Bangkok opens tomorrow; this is the first Radisson Blu in the city.

Tour China’s Hidden Gems

General World Tours introduces three new small group and private journeys for 2014 through 2015, exploring less popular regions of China.

Island Hopping in Croatia

On Foot Holidays' offers an off-the beaten-path, self-guided walking tour through Croatia. Travelers go island-hopping in the southern Adriatic, discover the walled city of Dubrovnik and visit the Elafiti Islands, introducing travelers to the Dalmatian Coast.

Active Travelers Explore India

Greaves Tours unveiled a new India itinerary,Young at Heart- Southern Exposure,that is sure to appeal to your more active clients. The tour, designed for the 30- to 40-year-old traveler, is a 16-day journey to Mumbai, Coorg, Bengaluru, Chennai, Madurai, Kochi and Hyderabad.

French Polynesian Resort Opens this Summer

The Brando, a luxury resort on the French Polynesian island of Tetiaroa just 30 miles north of Tahiti, opens in July.
The Serai

Big Five’s Updated India Tours

Big Five Tours & Expeditions is stepping up its game when it comes to India tours, offering travelers new, more "authentic" experiences.

SITA Wins Best Overseas Tour Operator to India from NA

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India as selected SITA has the Best Overseas Tour Operator to India from North America.
Enter to win a trip to Europe in this year's Delta Guide.

Win Delta Tickets to Europe

Here's your chance to win tickets to Europe in the December 2014 issue's special section—the 2015 Delta Air Lines Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India Travel Guide.
The Epiphany Hotel

Hotel Openings on the Horizon

Big name brands are debuting new hotels in booming locations from California to China, offering a bevy of options for your clients to choose from.
Potala Palace, Tibet

Super Value Tours in Russia, Tibet & Mt. Everest

Super Value Tours is expanding past its Asia offerings, launching its first European tour in Russia. That said, it's still keeping Asia top of mind with the addition of new tours to Tibet and Mt. Everest for those interested in both scenery and spirituality.
Singapore Airlines

Expanded Airline Service Between Singapore & New Zealand

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have come together to create an alliance for a route between Auckland and Singapore on Air New Zealand.

Macau’s Unchecked Growth is a Boon for Travel Agents

Someone once wrote that frequent travelers are often driven to bestow human qualities upon destinations in order to describe them more accurately.

Asia & The South Pacific in the rearview mirror

This past year, Asia and the South Pacific saw some game-changing moves come into play—moves that may lure more visitors come 2014.

Africa + The Middle East Continue to Make Strides

Between 10 to 40 degrees longitude there are a plethora of new routes, hotels, flights and adventures your clients can experience.
Pacific Delight Tours

Pacific Delight Tours’ China FAM

Agents can take part in Pacific Delight Tours' China FAM next spring for 13 days exploring the country by land and cruise.

Indus Offers 21 Percent Commission

Book your clients on a Maharaja India tour with Indus by Dec. 31 and receive 21 percent commission.

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