Classic Journeys' family multi-sport journeys invite the whole gang to participate in river tubing, snorkeling, and other outdoor activities, as well as experience interactions with locals throughout their vacation.
Celebrity Cruises is planning to up its Galapagos Islands guest capacity by 65 percent with the acquisition of the award-winning Galapagos Islands tour operator Ocean Adventures and its two ships, the 48-passenger M/V Eclipse and the 16-passenger catamaran M/C Athala II.
Lindblad Expeditions, in partnership with National Geographic, is offering guests the opportunity to make art and support local artisans while sailing the Galapagos Islands through the Make Art, Make a Difference program.
Journese, a member of Pleasant Holidays' portfolio of luxury brands, has launched its Exclusive Perks campaign offering agents the opportunity to extend their clients a range of value-added amenities, from resort credits and complimentary nights to spa treatments and complimentary cabana use at select premier resorts.
Luxury travel is being re-defined all over the world, Central America included. Today, new ingredients—adventurous activities, authentic experiences, unique destinations, and personal discovery—are all part of the recipe for customer-perfect leisure travel. Always in the mix, of course, are luxury accommodations, perfectly matched to different tastes. Have a look at a sampling of products out there.
Cruise and adventure travel operator Lindblad Expeditions has announced the purchase of the Via Australis ship to be used on its tours of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.
Listen closely to what USTOA members are saying, and you’ll be all smiles going into the holidays and into 2016. There’s a positive outlook for the coming year, with tour operator members showing strong growth this past year and going into 2016, and affirming that travel agents contribute significantly to USTOA members’ business. Let’s look at the numbers, shall we.
AMResorts opened its first Secrets Resorts & Spas property in Costa Rica—Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica—last month.
Hilton Worldwide’s plans to reach 100 hotels in Latin America and the Caribbean by the end of 2015 are well on its way.
After many years of serving as the executive vice president of the South America division at LATOUR, Arthur Berman has joined Central Holidays as vice president of the company’s newly created Latin America and Cuba division.
Marriott Hotels has collaborated with Samsung Electronics America to launch VRoom Service, a new virtual reality travel experience.
As the ice melts away another winter season in Chile, The Singular Patagonia prepares to reopen on Sept. 17.
Due to a positive response from agents, Travel Impressions is extending its 31 Days of Giveaways booking window through Sept. 30, 2015.
Un-Cruise Adventures has released a new brochure of small ship adventure and river cruises, including a new 2017 Panama itinerary, in addition to revealing their 2016 schedule of Alaska adventure cruises. Across the pond and a sea in Norway, Hurtigruten is offering three special sailings in October and November 2015 for venturesome travelers.
Any time is a good time for an update on new products in Latin American countries. Why? Check out these figures: Nicaragua continues to be hailed as the “new Costa Rica”; Colombia’s good notices are expanding touring beyond Cartagena and Bogota; Ecuador’s tourism numbers grew by 14 percent last year; Brazil’s by 10.6 percent; and Chile’s by 5.3 percent. Peru, meanwhile, is earning accolades for great wilderness comforts and award-winning culinary treats.