“I don’t care what they do; just keep my kids busy,” said no parent—ever. The following, therefore, are resorts whose camps and other programs don’t just keep children out of their parents’ hair, but actually impart knowledge and/or
In this interview, we caught up with Steve Contos, senior v.p. – Caribbean & Luxury Portfolio Latin America, Marriott International, to talk Puerto Rico, Marriott's Millennial appeal and the company's expansion plans.
Excellence Oyster Bay is set to open its doors on June 1, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Featuring the largest competitive racetrack at sea, original new dining concepts, and heart-racing waterslides that round the side of the ship, Norwegian Cruise Line’s sixteenth ship, the Norwegian Bliss, is already making quite the splash ahead of its spring 2018 debut.
Travelers looking to explore the art, culture and history that abounds in Cuba can take advantage of a limited-time Havana Nights promotion through Norwegian Cruise Line.
“Adults-only” isn’t good enough for some who seek a romantic getaway.
Guests of The Perry Hotel Key West can take a private yacht charter to Cuba from the hotel’s dock with Harmony Yacht Vacations.
I barely recognized the expanded, re-branded, and re-imagined all-inclusive resort with a bigger beachfront and an island vibe.
Palladium Hotels & Resorts is rebranding its adults-only luxury resorts known as The Royal Suites by Palladium into The Royal Suites Hotels.
From Nashville to Wyoming, we’ve found six of the best places to watch the August 21 total solar eclipse.
At the D23 Expo 2017 last weekend in Anaheim, California, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek announced a line-up of brand-new attractions and experiences coming to Disney parks and resorts across the globe.
Melia Hotels & Resorts has announced that its Puerto Rico retreat will be rebranded as Melia Coco Beach.
At the U.S.V.I. Symposium in late June, a guide told me the National Park System had finished restoring Fort Christian (b. 1670s) in Charlotte Amalie just in time for the U.S. Virgin Islands' 100th Transfer Day. I wondered, What more could go so right?
Most all-inclusive resort brands in the Caribbean have spent the last few years ratcheting up the wellness factor, from spas to aquarobics to gluten-free pasta.
A feast of Caribbean butter poached lobster, jerk lamb chop tikka masala, and piri-piri-style Key West pink shrimp welcomed us to the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa.
"The next 90 days are going to be important,” Bob Older, president of Delaware-based travel service and transportation company Creative Travel, Inc., told us in a recent interview about President Trump’s new Cuba policy.
Sunsets and white-sand beaches are the backdrop for these beach weddings.
Tour operators and cruise lines remark on President Trump’s rollback of President Obama’s Cuba policy.
Palladium Hotels & Resorts is rebranding its adults-only luxury resorts, The Royal Suites by Palladium, to TRS Hotels.
Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler gives an update on the Caribbean Tourism Organizations' Caribbean Week in New York.
During a recent cruise on the Disney Fantasy, Recommend caught up with Disney Cruise Line's cruise director Jimmy Lynett for insight into the new ship enhancements and how a visit to Castaway Cay complements the Disney Fantasy experience.
During Marriott International's showcase presentation in New York last week, the press had a chance to examine the luxury, boutique sector of the brand's portfolio.
Jamaica will host the UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism. To call this a big deal would be an understatement.
Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana officially opens its doors to guests today.
These cruise lines are catering to their smallest clients with kid-approved activities the whole family can get involved in.
A salubrious guide to Caribbean Wellness Weeks because many travelers now realize that staying healthy on a vacation refreshes them more than a week of tanning and margaritas, so in turn resorts are upping the wellness ante with retreats and packages.
The classic island wedding on a beach will never lose its appeal, nor should it
You don’t need me to tell you that the honeymoon business is one of the pillars of Caribbean tourism.
Let travel writers rave about the four-posters with Memory Foam, the balcony views of palms and palapas and amoeba-shaped pools, the Nespresso coffee-maker and premium spirits in the mini-bar, or the hydromassage bath that’s conveniently near the bed
From the close to 300 travel-product stands on the Expotur floor in Costa Rica, we've rounded up a short list of client-pleasing takeaways.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort is currently undergoing multi-million dollar renovations to all of its 389 guestrooms, to be completed by August, and to the lobby, which will be unveiled later this year.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar made its debut on Nassau’s Northern Shore along the white-sand beaches of Cable Beach earlier this spring.
This month, at DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exposition, there was more good news about low-volume, high-end resorts.
"2016 was a banner year, our best year ever in the Caribbean," declared Karen Kammer, Delta Vacations' director of product development for the Caribbean, at the DATE (Dominican Annual Tourism Exposition) meeting in early May.
Azamara Club Cruises has added four additional sailings to its lineup of 2017-2018 Cuba voyages on board the Azamara Quest.
The 512-room Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection on Bavaro Beach began welcoming guests in November and celebrated its grand opening May 2.
The entire Dominican Republic is hot, and it keeps getting hotter. And we're not just talking temperatures.
You, too, are the travel experts, so we conducted a Future of Travel survey a couple of months back on recommend.com to get your take on what’s trending in travel in 2017 and 2018.
New and simply delicious on the high seas this year is the Culinary Cruise Collection, pairing Windstar Cruises and super-chefs from the illustrious James Beard Foundation (JBF) aboard eight designated sailings in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
With the recent appointment of Jennie Ho as president of Delta Vacations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, we thought it fitting to have a chat with the former Delta Air Lines managing director - specialty and Canada sales, to find out more about her transition and future initiatives.
Recommend sat down with the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino’s general manager Hans-Georg Roehrbein to find out what’s new with the property following its multi-million dollar renovation.
Health conscious travelers will find their perfect hotel match at Bahia Principe’s five-star Luxury Bahia Principe Samana Don Pablo Collection resort in the Dominican Republic, where the new WE Wellness Experience just launched.
The all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Punta Cana are providing the idyllic backdrops for the brand’s new Colin Cowie Wedding Collections, which were created in collaboration with the well-known wedding planner and TV personality Colin Cowie.
Millennial travelers looking for a taste of off-the-beaten-track festival life are in for a treat as Geckos Adventures is offering a new trip series to the world’s lesser-known festivals.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade has returned to her seasonal homeport of Tampa as an essentially new vessel following extensive renovations to the ship’s staterooms and public spaces, just in time for her summer season sailing from Hamburg, Germany to the Norwegian Fjords.
This week, Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess will debut seven new dining options following its 2-week multi-million-dollar renovation.
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will further extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba through 2018, with 33 new voyages.
"This is going to be a very romantic destination," said Bahamas Prime Minister Perry G. Christie during Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas' grand opening festivities Friday evening, March 31.
The reaction to my Facebook photo of a waiter at Grand Case Beach Club’s Sunset Cafe surprised me—all those “likes” by people I’d never even heard of. But I shouldn’t have been surprised. The likers were regulars at this St. Martin resort, a small hotel with an outsize repeat rate.
We attended Seatrade last month and got the scoop on what’s new in cruising, which we’ve covered both in...
Viceroy Hotel Group (VHG) has segmented its portfolio into three tiers—The Viceroy Icon Collection, The Viceroy Lifestyle Series and The Urban Retreat Collection.
Grenada is a perfect spot for those who enjoy the great outdoors, said Patricia Maher, CEO for the Grenada Tourism Authority, during a quick interview Recommend conducted with her at Seatrade.