Latin America

Latin America

Scavenger Hunt Through Buenos Aires

Your clients can have some fun while exploring Buenos Aires with Hummingbird Trip's Scavenger Hunt, which allows travelers to discover the city's character in a very unique way.
A aerial rendering of Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica.

AMResorts Expands in Latin America & the Caribbean

A few weeks ago, Recommend attended an event in Miami to get the 4-1-1 on AMResorts' new AMRewards program, where the senior director of sales, Matt Mullen, mentioned the brand was expanding to Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as adding more properties in Mexico.
Luna Salada Hotel.

Onsite Review: Bella Bolivia

Your clients will be walking on clouds when they visit Bolivia’s Salt Flats.
arlos M. Molinet, Sr. Vice President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau; Paola Carvajal, Minister of Transportation; Barbara Sharief, Mayor of Broward County; Nataly Celi, the Ambassador of Ecuador in the United States; Kent George, Broward County Aviation Director; and Fernando Guerrero, Tame Airlines CEO.

TAME Airlines’ New Service to Ecuador

TAME Airlines now services Quito, Ecuador from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). This marks the first flight to operate out of the Greater Fort Lauderdale area with daily nonstop service for TAME.

jetBlue Adds Four New Flight Connections

jetBlue recently announced four new non-stop flights out of Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
El Secreto Belize.

Journese Debuts in Belize with Agent Incentives

Journese, the luxury brand of Pleasant Holidays, has grown its Central America portfolio with the addition of Belize as its newest destination. The new product line includes five deluxe resorts on Ambergris Caye, a variety of activity options and excursions, as well as private air and ground transportation options.
Close encounters with penguins on an Australis sail.

Australis’ Darwin Cruises

Australis, an expedition cruise company sailing on 3- and 4-night cruises between Ushuaia, Argentina and Puerto Arenas, Chile, has a magical routing: the Strait of Magellan, Cape Horn, the Beagle Channel and other places down in far-flung Tierra del Fuego that reverberate with adventure and history.
tYacu Wasi spa at the Sol y Luna Resort & Spa offers guests cultural spa experiences.

A Spa Experience in Peru

Sol & Luna Lodge and Spa in Peru offers guests spa experiences inspired by the country's unique wellness practices.
LAN’s Breast Cancer Awareness plane.

LAN Flys the Pink Ribbon

Exhibiting a familiar icon, LAN’s “Pink Planes” are taking the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign through all of Chile. Three LAN aircrafts are flying the pink ribbon to generate awareness of this important cause in different regions of the country.
See lemurs on the Madagascar Adventures tour inspired by the film, Island of the Lemurs: Madagascar.

Movie-Inspired Tours with Kensington

Hollywood's film sets can't compare to the real-life experiences travelers can take with Kensington Tours' private-guided itineraries inspired by this fall's blockbuster films.
Learn Latin dance moves with the Couples Retreat package in San Juan.

Couples Retreat in San Juan

Couples can escape to the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Puerto Rico this fall for a little pampering and romance with the Couples Retreat package.

Tailored Luxury Itineraries

Clients looking for tailored luxury itineraries, high-end accommodations, private guides, and unique travel experiences can find it all, and then some, on these cultural and adventure tours to Argentina, Thailand, Japan, and Switzerland.

Jet-Setting Escapes

Jet-setting could be the definition of high-end travel. After all, skipping the hassles and crowds at the airport is motive enough to fly on a private jet. We've rounded up three jet-setting escapes that will whisk your clients away in luxury, whether it's coast-to-coast in Florida, or exploring abroad.
TravelMart Latin America 2014 was held in Salta, Argentina.

TravelMart LatinAmerica 2014: What’s Hot or Not

Many of us who focus on Latin America look forward to TravelMart LatinAmerica (TMLA), an annual gathering of Central and South America buyers and sellers of travel products and services. Held in Salta, Argentina this year, the 3-day marathon of business meetings gave all attendees a chance to find out what’s trendy, what’s hot or not, and what’s new among Latin America travel destinations.
los cauquenes spa

A Spa at the End of the World

Los Cauquenes Resort is an exclusive place whose sprawling wood and stone lodge sits directly on the shores of Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego.
Rio de Janeiro. (Photo creditL Sergio Ortiz.)

Learn Why It’s Better in Brazil

Latour and Embratur want you to learn why it's better in Brazil. The tour operators are heading south to showcase the Many Worlds of Brazil on a road show whose seminars will play Oct. 6-10 in Memphis, Atlanta, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Miami.
A desert oasis at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa.

Ah the Spas, Latin America-Style

There is a whole new world of eco-adventure wellness activities and indigenous treatments in Central and South America.
Pool area and interior patio at the Tribal Hotel.

Tribal Hotel Opens in Nicaragua

Earlier this year, the Tribal Hotel opened in Nicaragua. This boutique property is located two blocks from the city's central park.

Family Fun Afloat

For families looking to share the most special of experiences in Latin America, Amazon and Galapagos Islands cruising sit atop family travel wish lists.
Zocalo Square in Mexico City.

MLT Bookings to Mexico City Grow

MLT Vacations announced that bookings to Mexico City are growing, as the city is gaining popularity with millennials and baby boomers. Now clients can save when traveling to this culturally infused city.
Visit Tikal during Guatemala Travel Mart.

Guatemala Travel Market

Agents looking to learn more about what Guatemala has to offer can sign up for the third annual Guatemala Travel Mart event in Guatemala City, taking place Oct. 1 through 4.
Rendering of the Category G Stateroom aboard Haimark's new MS Saint Laurent.

Haimark Line Launches New Ship in 2015

Haimark Line will launch the MS Saint Laurent, its newest ship, in May 2015 with year-round itineraries in the North Atlantic Coast, and in South and Central America.
Tropic

Sweet Getaways

Recommend put together together three indulging getaways for your clients that includes chocolate, tequila, and girl time with friends.
Agents will visit Tikal on the the Guatemala FAM.

Agent FAM to Guatemala

Agents can experience their own adventure and shopping spree in Central America with Tara Tours' Guatemala FAM.

Cruise Lines’ New Land-Based Tours

Cruise passengers can further immerse themselves in the local cultures through unique land experiences.
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.
Laguna San Rafael in Chile

Latin America: Tour Operators Do the Talking

No sector of the travel industry has been more important in opening up new vacation horizons in Latin America than tour operators. They invest in the research, do the leg work, and point the way with new and flexible travel products.

Ancon Expeditions’ Centennial Special

Ancon Expeditions is offering Recommend readers a “Centennial Special”: 15 percent commission (normally 10 percent) on the Nov. 9-16 departure of its Panama Canal Centennial tour.

Globus’ 2015 Itineraries to Latin America

Globus' 2015 itineraries offer travelers eight new vacation options to a slew of South American destinations—Peru, Patagonia, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

Fantastic Escapes with InterContinental Hotels Group

InterContinental Hotels Group is offering its Fantastic Escapes program to more than 200 properties throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico.

New Hyatt Hotel Opens in Chile

Hyatt Place has announced the opening of its first property in Chile and South America, the Hyatt Place Santiago/Vitacura.

LGBT Volunteer Vacations

Travelers are yearning to do more with their vacation time than just lay around the beach. Volunteer vacations are gaining popularity and Global Volunteers is launching its first-ever LGBT Volunteer Vacations program traveling to Costa Rica in August.
Visitors on Culture Xplorers’ Argentina: True North itinerary visit a ceramic workshop.

Argentina & Uruguay A Traditional Feast

South America destinations can fill the bill in new and involving experiences for adventure and culinary aficionados as well as nature-loving travelers. Consider this sampling of niche vacation choices that bring clients closer to the heart of Argentina and Uruguay.
Beachfront Villa accommodations

Alma del Pacifico Costa Rica

The road to Alma del Pacifico Beach Hotel & Spa, located on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast and built in 2007, is paved with a lush Costa Rican rainforest landscape, not to mention a few intimidating crocodiles. Recommend visited this area of Costa Rica last year, and before arriving at Alma Del Pacifico from Juan Santamaria International Airport, we made a quick stop to see the infamous basking crocodiles at the Tarcoles River Bridge—a famous bridge where dozens of crocodiles can be seen lounging in the murky river waters below.

How to Become a Costa Rica Specialist

The Costa Rica Specialist Program is divided into two parts—the first provides destination education, and the second focuses on “green” tourism, providing travel agents with everything they need to sell this destination.

Colombia is Winning Big in Tourism

Ok, so Colombia might not have gone on to the Semifinals at the World Cup in Brazil (although Colombians must still be celebrating following yesterday’s Brazil massacre), but this country is winning big in tourism.

Yoga Retreat in Guatemala

The new, 7-bedroom boutique hotel in Guatemala, Casa Palopo, which overlooks Lake Atitlan, is offering a yoga retreat perfect for fit and healthy travelers.

A Family Getaway in Peru

This summer, families can experience the best of Peru with a family-inspired summer package at the JW Marriott Cusco. The hotel is built on the site of a 16th century San Agustin Convent, and is centrally located near museums and attractions throughout the city, including Machu Picchu, which is just a train ride away.

TAM Airlines Gears Up for World Cup

All eyes are on Brazil this week, host country to the 32 nations competing for gold and glory during the FIFA World Cup. The opening match took place took place in Sao Paulo on June 12), with the closing game being held in the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.

Agents Earn 15 Percent on Travel to Costa Rica

Woodbridge International is offering agents 15 percent commission on travel packages to Costa Rica. Woodbridge International is based on the concept of allowing people the freedom to customize their vacation with the guidance of an expert

CyberSummer Deals at 22 Hotels

You've all heard of Cyber Monday, the big sales that go on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Well, who wants to wait that long for a deal? On June 21, the Saturday before the start of summer, 22 hotels and resorts are coming together for the second annual CyberSummer event.

Honeymoons in Latin America

In the June Destination Weddings & Honeymoons issue, we write about honeymoons in Latin America, including Costa Rica, Belize, the Amazon, Patagonia and Buenos Aires. Here are a few more enticing options to recommend to clients who want to extend their honeymoons in Central or South America.

Costa Rica: The Republic of Green

At Expotur 2014, the annual Costa Rica travel marketplace held every May in San Jose, delegates came away with one important message: While visitor numbers are approaching the 2.5 million mark, Costa Rica has lost none of its vim and vigor in actively re-enforcing its role as a leader in sustainable ecotourism.

Hotelbeds Shows A Winning Hand in Las Vegas

It's all about company growth for Hotelbeds.

River Cruise Craze Extends to the Amazon

Something’s always happening on the river, in this case, the Amazon River, when come June, a floating architectural gem, the M/V Cattleya, will celebrate her maiden voyage by sailing with Rainforest Cruises, a boutique travel company specializing in traditional and authentic Amazon River cruises and expedition riverboat tours.

Peru’s Aranwa Hotels Resorts & Spas Opens

Peru’s southern coast is now home to a new resort—Aranwa Paracas, located on Paracas Bay, three hours from Lima and part of the Aranwa Hotels Resorts & Spas collection.

Family Package at The Singular Patagonia

Families traveling with kids are rewarded at The Singular Patagonia in Chile with a child-friendly program and 40 percent savings.

Discover the Galapagos Islands with Kensington Tours

Kensington Tours helps travelers discover the Galapagos Islands with new customizable tours.

Meet Belize at the Belize Tourism Expo

Travel agents are invited to attend the Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX), the biannual event that brings travel sellers to meet with travel buyers, taking place this year May 7-12 in Belize City.

Special Rates at SunBreeze Hotels in Belize

Sunbreeze Hotels is offering special rates to entice visitors to San Pedro.

Puno, Peru: Come for the Folklore

Noted for its traditional handicrafts, dances and fiestas, Puno is considered the folkloric capital of Peru.

Chile Waives Reciprocity Fee

Officially, Chile announced that on arrival in the country U.S. citizens will no longer need to pay the $160 reciprocity fee that has been in effect for many years.
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