G Adventures is launching its new rail travel program with 25 itineraries ranging from 7- to 54-day trips in more than 20 countries within Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as North America. G Adventures created this new program to meet the demand for affordable train-based trips.
Ke 'Ano Wa'a, the "Outrigger Way," was a branding strategy designed to advance Outrigger's corporate culture and business guidelines back in 1993 when Hawaiian scholar and historian, Dr. George Kanahele, created the branding strategy. Twenty years later, the value-based branding initiative to connect three core elements of the hospitality industry—the employees, the guests, and the destination—is still going strong, but undergoing a bit of a revamping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.