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Guestroom at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables. (Photo courtesy of Hotel Colonnade.)

The Revamped Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables

The Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, formerly The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables, recently joined Starwood Hotel & Resorts' portfolio and completed an $18 million renovation.

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina Opens

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina, located about five miles from Duval Street, opens Jan. 12, 2017 in Stock Island in the Florida Keys.
Miramonte Resort & Spa becomes a Curio by Hilton property. (Photo courtesy of Miramonte Resort & Spa)

Curio by Hilton Adds Miramonte Resort & Spa

Curio-A Collection by Hilton announced the addition of Miramonte Resort & Spa to it's portfolio.
Poolside at the renovated Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa. (Photo couresty of Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa)

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa Debuts in January

January 2017 Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa debuts with 310 guestrooms and suites. After completing a $40 million renovation,
The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is offering a Ski Break package, featuring lift tickets to the nearby Butternut Ski Resort.

Ski and Stay a While in the Berkshires

Three renowned Berkshire County properties—Red Lion Inn, Porches at MASS MoCA , and the Hotel on North—have partnered with area ski resorts to offer Ski and Stay a While packages, including lift tickets to local family-friendly ski resorts Jiminy Peak Ski Resort and Ski Butternut.
Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas.

Comic-Con Comes to the High Seas

FAN2SEA, the first-ever Comic-Con at sea, is set to take place Jan. 19-23, 2017 aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas.
View of Mount St. Helena from Cardinale Winery.

Expect the Unexpected

These three hot destinations—California, Florida and Nevada—offer your clients more than the conventional travel opportunities.
A 300-ft.-high glacier wall on Prince William Sound. (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Onsite Review: Alaska, the John Hall Way

To say that Alaska left me hypnotized is to put it mildly. Yes, I admit it was my first time to the 49th state, so that’s going to happen with most destinations you or your clients visit for the first time, but there’s something about Alaska that resonates with visitors long after they’ve left it behind.
Disney's Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland January 2017. (Photo credit: Disneyland Resort.)

Disney’s Electrical Parade Heads Back to Disneyland

The Main Street Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland on January 20, 2017 running nightly through Sunday, June 18.
Amtrak Vacations is offering new tours throughout the U.S.

2017 Brings New Travel Options at Home

Next year is bringing with it lots of new travel options for clients looking to vacation in their own backyard, including new hotels, new tours and theme park fun
The chic lobby at Playa Largo Resort & Spa.

Onsite Review: High-End Comes to Key Largo

The property opened its doors in October and we were there to partake in the grand opening celebration, as well as check out all this stunning property has on offer.
Shigeru Miyamoto with Nintendo.

Nintendo Heads to Universal

The world of Nintendo—gigantic piranha plants, question blocks and all—is coming to three Universal theme parks around the globe.

Last-Minute Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

Because of the overwhelming amount of deals we've received, we decided to post one last roundup of holiday deals just in time for the annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday "salebration."
Walt Disney World Resort's Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is one of the most beloved holiday traditions. (Photo credit: Ryan Wendler)

Holidays at Orlando’s Theme Parks

There’s no place like Orlando’s theme parks for holidays.

Fontainebleau’s NYE VIP Experience with Justin Bieber

This New Year’s Eve, VIP guests of the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach can party in celebrity fashion alongside Justin Bieber, Skrillex and Marshmello during a lavish poolside performance complete with special perks.

Palm Beach Pastry Chef Competes on Food Network

On Nov. 28 at 8 p.m., your clients can tune in to Food Network for the Christmas Cookie Challenge, where the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa’s executive pastry chef Brittani Szczecina will compete.

Hotel Key West Preps for Winter 2017 Opening

At Stock Island Marina Village in Key West, Florida, a $38 million new build beauty is prepping for its winter 2017 opening.

It’s Hockey Night in Montreal

In celebration of being named the official hotel of the Montreal Canadiens, Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel is offering guests the opportunity to attend an upcoming hockey game from the newly built Renaissance Montreal LOFT with the Hockey Night in Montreal package.

12 (More) Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Last week, we whet your budget travel appetites with 10 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals to book before the end of the moth. This week, we’re squeezing in 12 more limited-time offers for you and your clients to consider.

Amtrak Vacations Unveils 2017-2018 Rail Vacations

Amtrak Vacations has unveiled its 2017-2018 Rail Vacations, featuring more than 25 new rail vacation packages.

Eye on the World: Playa Largo Resort & Spa

Recommend attended the grand opening for the Playa Largo Resort & Spa, an Autograph Collection property in Key Largo. Check out the goodies in these pictures taken during our stay.

New Air Services Take Flight

Some of the latest air services to take flight include operations to London, Tokyo and beyond.

Post-Election Canadian Escapes

Look no further than our neighbor to the north to provide the ideal destination to escape from this year’s election hoopla.

Dine & Wine at Hilton Airport Hotels

With the holiday season rapidly approaching and the inevitable threat of layovers, travel delays and cancellations, Hilton Hotels & Resorts is offering convenient alternatives to spending long hours, or the entire night, at the airport.

Salamander Hotels & Resorts Debuts North Florida Resort

Next month, The Henderson Beach Resort, one of two new properties for the Salamander Collection, will debut in the city of Destin along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Launches Luxury Seaplane Service

Nestled on a 5.5-acre private island in Little Torch Key, Florida, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, a Noble House Resort, has announced a new seaplane service in partnership with Tropic Ocean Airways.

Florida Hotels Hit the Refresh Button

Here is a small sampling of a few Florida staples that are hitting the refresh button on everything from guestrooms and lobbies to dining venues and one championship golf course.

Miami Resort Introduces First-Ever ESPA Health and Wellness Series

Acqualina Spa by ESPA, at the five-star, five-diamond Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, has introduced the first-ever monthly health and wellness series titled, Extraordinary Themes for Everyday Health.

Emirates Launches Direct FLL to DXB Service

Beginning Dec. 15, Emirates will operate a new daily service from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), with direct flights to Dubai (DXB).

Locally Inspired Spa Treatments

At these three resorts, destination immersion has made its way into the spa through locally inspired treatments.

Capture the Canyon with Kessler

Kessler Collection is offering the Capture the Canyon buyout program that invites guests to have exclusive use of the private luxury ranch Kessler Canyon.

Out-of-the-Ordinary Group Tours

For an out-of-the-ordinary tour suggestion that incorporates sought-after destinations and experiential learning opportunities, while taking into account your client’s special interests such as voluntourism or religious tourism, recommend these adventure-filled vacations.

W Las Vegas Debuts This December

There's a hottie coming to Las Vegas, and she's making her debut this December.

Elementary, My Dear Watson

Follow the clues at The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

Uniworld Joins Sabre Corporation Network

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise has joined the Sabre Corporation travel network and is now available to travel professionals via GDS.

Oktoberfest-Inspired Beercations

Oktoberfest may have just finished, but there's still time to plan a break inspired by the famous Bavarian beer festival. We've rounded up three beercations that bring a taste of Oktoberfest closer to home.

Eye on the World: Opal Sands Resort

From sunrise to enchanting sunset, my days spent on a recent press trip at Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater, Florida featured a bit of sun, a bit of art/art-making and a whole lot of grouper!

Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

If you are selling Destination Weddings or Honeymoons throughout the state of Florida, or are interested in delving into this market, this is the course for you.
Poolside at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort.

Swanky Sojourns

Looking to recommend a swanky sojourn without having to include long-haul flights to Asia or Europe in the booking process? We’ve got a handful of options across the United States that your clients will relish—whether it be a chic ski resort or a renovated luxury property in a trendy destination.
The chicly designed The Spa at Aria.

Spotlight on Vegas

Offering everything from a new chocolate experience 550 ft. in the air to indulgent spa experiences and high-end suites, Las Vegas knows how to roll out the red carpet for your clients.

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