North America

North America

Celebrations and Libations at 5 Holiday Destinations

Get into the holiday spirit with a booze-cation to one of the following destinations.
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.

Eye on the World: Alaska

Earlier this month, I left the humidity of Miami for the dry—and delightful—weather of Alaska. I hopped on one of John Hall's Alaska tours and...well, the images speak for themselves. Stunning? So much more than that.

Marriott International Finalizes Acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Marriott International has finalized its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest hotel company.

Hauntingly Good Fun in Florida

During the spookiest time of year, Florida's top theme parks transform into ghoulish wonderlands that are still suitable for the entire family.

Third Update: Florida’s 2016 Hotel Forecast

The year is winding down and fall is upon us, yet Florida’s hotel scene shows no signs of cooling down. Here are a few additional properties that have recently opened, or will open before the year’s end.

Villas of Distinction Adds Orlando to its Portfolio

If you're looking for a spacious family-friendly property in the heart of Central Florida to book your multigenerational families, family reunions and groups of friends, consider one of the luxury properties in Reunion Resort and Encore Club Resort that Villas of Distinction has added to its new Orlando portfolio.

Intrepid Travel Sets Sail for the Florida Keys

Intrepid Travel has introduced a new sailing tour in the Florida Keys' remote Dry Tortugas National Park for travel in 2017.

COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach Extends Miami Spa Month Offerings

COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach has extended its Miami Spa Month offerings at the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape through Oct. 31, 2016.

Cheers to the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami

I had the opportunity to dine at the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami to check out their Miami Spice menu offerings, but there's more going on at the resort than a delicious meal.

8 Takeaways from Delta Vacations University 2016

Recommend's Web Editor Melissa Bryant, along with approximately 2,000 attendees and 187 of Delta Vacations' supplier partners, converged onto the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia Sept. 16-18 for the inaugural Delta Vacations University 2016 travel industry educational seminar series and tradeshow.

Eye on the World: Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia is home to two unique properties from the Kessler Collection, The Mansion on Forsyth Park and its riverside sister-property, The Bohemian.

Travel Agent Training at the 2016 Travel Leaders National Meeting

Registration is open for the 2016 Travel Leaders National Meeting taking place Nov. 9-11 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in Louisiana.

Exodus Travels Strengthens Agent Channel

Exodus Travels has announced the appointment of Sheena Rosentreter and Kent Phillips as the company’s new regional business development managers for Western USA and Canada.

Prime Dining at the Inn on Fifth

Dining is a pivotal component of guests’ stay, which is why the Inn on Fifth hotel, a boutique 119-guestroom property in Naples, Florida, has decided to replace its Avenue 5 restaurant with the modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell Ocean Prime.

North American Hotels Know Families

From marshmallow cookouts on the mountains of Lake Tahoe to water rafting in West Virginia, there's an abundance of family oriented offerings available throughout North America over the coming months.

Silversea Appoints Roberto Martinoli as CEO

Silversea Cruises has announced the appointment of Roberto Martinoli as CEO, effective Sept.19.

American Queen Steamboat Company Introduces the American Duchess

American Queen Steamboat Company today introduced a new vessel, the American Duchess, which is expected to set sail June 2017.

Ring in the Holidays Down South 

This holiday season, three hotels in the American South are offering the ideal location to celebrate Halloween, Christmas and the New Year.

A Golfer’s Paradise

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has launched a collection of exclusive golf packages in partnership with “Golf Digest” available at select Waldorf Astoria hotels around the world.

Classic Vacations Reveals National Parks Itineraries

On the heels of the National Park Service celebrating its 100th birthday, Classic Vacations has joined forces with National Parks Revealed to offer a host of new itineraries to U.S. National Parks, as well as other destinations in the western U.S., Alaska, and southern Florida, including The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Mount Rushmore, and Yellowstone.
Grand Wailea in Maui offers nine pools, waterslides, waterfalls and caves.

Hawaii’s Making Waves with Fresh Family Focus

From soft adventure to education that’s downright fun, Hawaii’s multigenerational appeal makes it a dream destination for families seeking fresh approaches to balancing action with education.

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