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.
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.
InterContinental Hotels Group is offering its Fantastic Escapes program to more than 200 properties throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kensington Tours helps travelers discover the Galapagos Islands with new customizable tours.
Let the games begin! And indeed 2014 FIFA World Cup will kick off on June 12 at the new 65,000-seat stadium in Sao Paulo. All 12 cities will host at least four of the 64 matches, with the final competition on July 13 at the Macarana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
With the specialist courses available on edu.recommend.com, travel agents can gain the knowledge they’ll need to more expertly sell a destination. Recommend’s FIXpert-Falkland Islands Xpert will give you expert knowledge about this archipelago and its unique wildlife and history.
Luxury boutique hotel The Vines Resort & Spa in Argentina, opening in January, has joined The Leading Hotels of the World, the first in the Mendoza region to be part of the luxury collection.
Now that Recommend has launched the Guatemala Specialist Program, this Central American gem can be an easy sell for the active traveler, the cultural buff or the family looking to experience a country rich in architecture, cuisine and centuries-old Maya temples.
It’s official. Torres del Paine National Park won the title of "8th Wonder of the World." The southern Chilean wild land garnered five million votes in a worldwide competition that attracted more than 300 entries from more than 50 countries.
Travelers visiting Cusco now have a luxurious option located in the center of the city, Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, which re-opened in August.