Latin America

Latin America

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.

Brazil Calling: World Cup News You Can Use

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.
Nayara Springs

Luxurious New Properties in Latin America

Five-star properties are popping up throughout Latin America with luxurious offerings from hot spring mineral pools in villas to private yacht explorations.
Mashpi Cloud Forest Lodge

Ecuadorian Cloud Forest Adventure FAM Trip

Tara Tours is taking travel agents on a five-star, 8-day Ecuadorian Cloud Forest Adventure FAM in June.
JW Marriott Cusco

Spa Escape at JW Marriott Cusco

Travelers seeking a five-star spa getaway in Peru need look no further than the JW Marriott Cusco, set in a 16th century convent in historic Cusco.
Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Big Five Heads to Guatemala & the Galapagos

Big Five Tours & Expeditions heads to Guatemala and the Galapagos Islands this year on an adventure tour through Latin America.
Maria Santa Teresa

What’s New in Latin America

Exclusive tours to Peru. Pop-up hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Cooking classes in Costa Rica. There are plenty of new things in store for your clients visiting Latin America this year.

Become an Expert on the Falkland Islands

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.
The Vines Resort & Spa

The Vines Resort in Argentina Joins The Leading Hotels of the World

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.

Become a Guatemala Specialist

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.

Latin America in 2013 & Beyond

This year, the cream that seemed to rise to the top of Latin America’s travel marketplace brew was a trio of trends—luxury, sustainability and enriching experiences.
The Singular Patagonia

The 8th Wonder of the World—Torres del Paine National Park

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.
Palacio del Inka

Libertador’s Luxurious Palacio del Inka Reopens in Cusco

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.

It’s Time to Experience Guatemala

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.

Become a Chile Specialist

Via all of the specialist courses available on edu.recommend.com, travel agents can gain the knowledge they’ll need to more expertly sell a destination. Herewith, we put a spotlight on Recommend’s Chile Specialist Program.

Nicaragua Now!

Nicaragua’s time has come.

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