Latin America

Latin America

Recommended Luxury Stays in South America

Tour operators give their insight on top hotels stays in South America.

Tours to Argentina

Here's a sprinkling of tours to Argentina from U.S. tour operators.
Spa time at the family-run House of Jasmines estancia.

Upscaling The Wilderness

Go adventuring in style amidst Latin America’s remote and celebrated natural landscapes and culture sites, including in Argentina, where Salta and its environs shine.

Tune In to Ecuador at Super Bowl XLIX

Guess who’s a player at the Super Bowl this Sunday? Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism, up and running at the half-time advertising break to tell fans and viewers: All You Need is Ecuador.
A vintage car on the streets of Havana.(Photo courtesy of Travoca.)

Cuba’s New Travel Regulations

For over 50 years, travel to Cuba has been limited from the U.S., but as of last Friday, new travel rules between the two countries are now in effect. This could mean big changes for both travelers and travel advisors, but tell clients not to start packing just yet.

Costa Rica to the Rescue

While the temperature plunged to an all-time low for this year’s winter season—10℉, not counting the wind chill factor—and the stock market shot up a staggering 323 points on the Dow Jones, our good neighbors from the Costa Rica Tourism Ministry came to New York City to launch their Save the Americans campaign. The rescue victims are the overworked American worker and the rescue cure is—you guessed it: come relax in Costa Rica.
The Chachapoyas fortress of Kuelap.

Visit Peru’s Ancient Ruins

After last year's announcement to build a tram to the ruins of Choquequirao, the government of Peru has announced plans for a second tram headed to the ancient Chachapoyas fortress of Kuelap. The new cable car is expected to accommodate up to 1,000 visitors to Kuelap every hour.
The Carib houses—good night.

Caribbean Costa Rica: Authentically Yours

Let’s seriously consider a corner of Costa Rica that this traveler is not sure even the Costa Ricans know is there—the Caribbean coast, no match for the high-end pleasures and treasures of the Pacific coast, but a perfect match for clients who want wildlife viewing, snorkeling and surfing, laid-back beach towns, a join-in nightlife, and a less-costly vacation.

Checking-in To Latin America

Latin America continues to move upmarket, with hotel development a boom industry - especially in the luxury boutique hotels.

Tara Tours FAM to Panama

Tara Tours is offering an all-inclusive FAM to Panama in 2015.
Vila interion at Mukul Beack, Golf & Spa. (Photo credit: Ryan Forbes.)

Luxury Resort in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the home of the country's first luxury resort, Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa.
View from El Dorado Casitas Royale troom. (Photo credit: El Dorado Casitas Royale.)

Tour Operators’ New Travel Offers

Tour operators are offering a slew of new travel packages and agent incentives. And in other travel industry news, Karisma Hotels & Resorts is highlighting their top tour operator for this month.

New Offerings With Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings has launched a new travel professional portal and added six itineraries to its Latin America portfolio.

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.
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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.

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