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Destinations

Current, a new Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, is opening in Tampa Bay next year.

Tampa Bay Autograph Collection Hotel to Open in 2018

Next year, Current, a new Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, is opening in Tampa Bay.
Guests can figuratively travel back in time and recreate historic events during the National WWII Museum's upcoming tours.

History Comes Alive at New Orleans’ National WWII Museum

History comes alive at New Orleans’ National WWII Museum, where guests can figuratively travel back in time and recreate historic events during two upcoming tours.
Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa is giving guests a chance to get up close to the endangered loggerheads, leatherbacks and green sea turtles that nest in the area.

Save the Sea Turtles at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa has partnered with the local, non-profit Loggerhead Marine Life Center to offer guests a chance to get up close to the endangered loggerheads, leatherbacks and green sea turtles that lay their eggs in the area during the summer nesting season.
Taking a cruise—both ocean-going and on the rivers—is one of the most popular ways to vacation, according to the survey, and Cuba is a top international destination. (Photo credit: Royal Caribbean International)

Travel Trends

You, too, are the travel experts, so we conducted a Future of Travel survey a couple of months back on recommend.com to get your take on what’s trending in travel in 2017 and 2018.
Windstar Cruises' Culinary Cruise Collection itineraries include culinary demonstrations, unique epicurean shore excursions and local market tours.

Windstar Sets Sail with JBF Celebrity Chefs

New and simply delicious on the high seas this year is the Culinary Cruise Collection, pairing Windstar Cruises and super-chefs from the illustrious James Beard Foundation (JBF) aboard eight designated sailings in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
Avanti Destinations is offering eco-adventure itineraries on two new small ships.

Avanti Destinations Announces New Small Ships for Eco-Adventure Cruises

Avanti Destinations is giving travelers an intimate view of the rich flora, fauna and natural wonders of the Galapagos and Patagonia on its new small ship cruises for eco-adventure itineraries.
Eating Italy's new Florence Sunset Food Tour features an Italian cocktail demonstration.

Eating Italy Takes a Bite Out of Florence

Eating Italy is offering its second tour in the Tuscan capital of Florence.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay’s annual Body & Mind Weeks will connect guests with more than 20 pro athletes through the resort’s existing sports offerings.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay Hosts Annual Body & Mind Weeks

The time is almost here for Club Med Sandpiper Bay’s annual Body & Mind Weeks held April 29-June 3 this year at the all-inclusive hotel in St. Lucie South Florida.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour's Fifth Anniversary Catch & Cook Experience includes a private 5-hour-long fishing excursion in Miami.

South Florida Hotel Offers Catch & Cook Experience

In celebration of its decade in business, Miami’s St. Regis Bal Harbour is offering an over-the-top Fifth Anniversary Catch & Cook Experience.
The Pallavi Luxury Spa at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Debuts Pallavi Spa

Following its opening earlier this year, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach has announced the debut of The Pallavi Luxury Spa.
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral is offering a new pet menu.

Florida Hotels Unleash Unique Pet, Spa and Cultural Amenities

If the only thing hotels in Florida offered were decent guestrooms, a restaurant and access to a white-sand beach or sparkling pool that would be enough to please most travelers, but these hotels are taking it a step further by offering unique amenities for the pet lover, spa enthusiast and culture buff.
Jennie Ho, president of Delta Vacations.

Jennie Ho Takes the Reigns as President of Delta Vacations

With the recent appointment of Jennie Ho as president of Delta Vacations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, we thought it fitting to have a chat with the former Delta Air Lines managing director - specialty and Canada sales, to find out more about her transition and future initiatives.
South African Airways and Hawaiian Airlines have established a new interline agreement.

South African Airways Partners with Hawaiian Airlines

South African Airways and Hawaiian Airlines have established a new interline agreement that provides new and convenient flight options for both SAA and Hawaiian passengers flying between the Hawaiian Islands and Southern Africa.
Belmond is offering a 6-night itinerary in Botswana hosted by Alexander McCall Smith, author of the popular The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency book series. (Photo credit: Belmond)

Belmond Launches Expert-Led Journeys Through Africa, Europe and Asia

The latest news from Belmond for spring, summer and fall 2017 includes new product launches, renovations, and itineraries, in addition to the debut of expert-led journeys through Africa, Scotland, and Myanmar.
Collective Retreats Lodge

New Experiential Travel Company Debuts Summer Retreats

Experiential travel company Collective Retreats launched last month, while at the same time announcing three new retreat locations set to open this summer.
The 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games will held Feb. 9-25 in South Korea.

Winter Olympics 2018 Puts South Korea in the Sporting Spotlight

As part of an extensive schedule of road shows worldwide, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) jump-started its U.S. promotion of the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games and the Paralympic Games this month in New York City.

5 Must-See & Do Attractions in England

While traveling through England from Cornwall to Bristol, I had the opportunity to visit some historical sites and a few attractions that really gave me a sense for the area and its history. Put these attractions on a “must-see” list for your clients headed to the UK.
An aerial view of the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.

The Hilton Aruba’s Fresh Approach to Resort Life

Recommend sat down with the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino’s general manager Hans-Georg Roehrbein to find out what’s new with the property following its multi-million dollar renovation.
A new wellness program has recently launched at Bahia Principe Samana Don Pablo Collection.

Health Conscious Travelers, Meet Bahia Principe’s WE Wellness Experience

Health conscious travelers will find their perfect hotel match at Bahia Principe’s five-star Luxury Bahia Principe Samana Don Pablo Collection resort in the Dominican Republic, where the new WE Wellness Experience just launched.
Colin Cowie Wedding Collections' Driftwood Romance ceremony features neutral earth tones and rich foliage.

Colin Cowie Brings Wedding Planning Finesse to All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels

The all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Punta Cana are providing the idyllic backdrops for the brand’s new Colin Cowie Wedding Collections, which were created in collaboration with the well-known wedding planner and TV personality Colin Cowie.
Geckos Adventures is now offering a new trip series to the world’s lesser-known festivals, including Santiago de Cuba’s Carnival. (Photo credit: Geckos Adventures)

Geckos Adventures Introduces Trip Series to World’s Lesser-Known Festivals

Millennial travelers looking for a taste of off-the-beaten-track festival life are in for a treat as Geckos Adventures is offering a new trip series to the world’s lesser-known festivals.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous features 66 guestrooms, including special themed suites, such as this Stargazer Suite.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Brings Seaside Luxury to Mallorca, Spain

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of 26 new luxury properties to its portfolio, which will open over the course of the year, including Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is Small Luxury Hotels of the World's first Ibizan outpost.

New Island Escapes

Plan the perfect island escape for your clients at one of these new idyllic properties.
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah opened this month in the United Arab Emirates.

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah Makes Grand Debut in UAE

Earlier this month, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah in the United Arab Emirates.
U by Uniworld offers nine, adventurous European itineraries for travelers ages 21 to 45.

Uniworld Announces River Cruise Brand for Younger Travelers

Booking is now open for U by Uniworld, a new experiential river cruise brand from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection offering nine, adventurous European itineraries for travelers ages 21 to 45.
Wilderness Scotland offers a Scottish Sea Kayak Trail South - The Whisky Coast itinerary that combines whisky tastings with a sea kayaking trip.

Wilderness and Whisky Tours in Scotland

Get your clients in on the spirited festivities during Scotland's whiskey month in May with one of Wilderness Scotland’s active itineraries.
Backroads offers active family-friendly tours in Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, Italy’s Dolomites and the Swiss Alps. (Photo credit: Backroads / Kathy Kawakami)

Family Cycling Adventures in Europe

Active travel company Backroads has announced it will be running nearly 450 family departures this summer to top destinations for multigenerational travelers.
Krossnes pool in Iceland.

A Pool Can Be More Than a Pool

If you are a multi-tasker with limited time in Iceland, you will be well-rewarded by a visit to one of the outdoor pools.
The Chef's Table on board the AmaKristina.

AmaWaterways Welcomes 19th Ship, AmaKristina

AmaWaterways has welcomed its 19th ship, AmaKristina, to the river cruise line’s expanding European fleet.
Jimmy Fallon at the grand opening of the new Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon ride at Universal Studios Florida.

Jimmy Fallon-Inspired Ride Opens at Universal Orlando Resort

Join “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon on an action-packed race through the Big Apple at Universal Orlando Resort, where an all-new ride inspired by the popular comedian just opened.
Emirates is offering a complimentary tablet loan service for First and Business Class passengers. 

Emirates Introduces Tablet Loan Service

In response to the recent ban on electronic devices, Emirates has introduced a new tablet loan service providing a way for U.S.-bound travelers to stay connected on their return flight home.

Jungle Island’s Extreme Makeover

Jungle Island, the 18-acre landmark attraction on Watson Island in Miami is getting an extreme makeover.

AmaWaterways’ Kristin Karst Dishes on the Line’s Culinary Offerings

When we asked AmaWaterways’ executive v.p./co-owner Kristin Karst about the cruise line’s culinary offerings, her eyes sparkled as she pointed to the cooking classes on its voyages in France.
The Atrium on Norwegian Jade has been enhanced with a refreshed look and décor.

Norwegian Jade Freshens Up for Summer Season

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade has returned to her seasonal homeport of Tampa as an essentially new vessel following extensive renovations to the ship’s staterooms and public spaces, just in time for her summer season sailing from Hamburg, Germany to the Norwegian Fjords.
Husavik Harbor in Northern Iceland.

Variety Cruises Adds Iceland to Small Yacht Itineraries

Variety Cruises has added Iceland to its 2017 small yacht itineraries.
Victoria Cruises has repositioned the Victoria Sophia on its Three Gorges Highlights route.

Victoria Cruises Repositions Ship on Three Gorges Highlights Route

Due to increased demand for cruises to the famed Three Gorges, Victoria Cruises has repositioned the Victoria Sophia on its popular Three Gorges Highlights program.

Caribbean Princess to Debut Seven New Dining Options

This week, Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess will debut seven new dining options following its 2-week multi-million-dollar renovation.

Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Cruises to Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will further extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba through 2018, with 33 new voyages.

Hopscotch Around the UK

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Grand Opening: Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas

"This is going to be a very romantic destination," said Bahamas Prime Minister Perry G. Christie during Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas' grand opening festivities Friday evening, March 31.
Eden Project in Cornwall. (Michelle Arean)

Globetrotting: Southwest England

A Culinary Feast from Countryside to Bustling Cities
Valparaiso is known for its citywide street art.

Globetrotting: Santiago, Chile

Once Sleepy, Santiago’s Now Wide Awake
A dessert feast at Zuma, a new eatery at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

A Dash of Vegas

Here’s a sprinkling of new tasty morsels in Vegas.
Palace Resorts is now offering Certified Angus Beef at all of its properties throughout Mexico.

The Culinary Scene

Mexico knows how to create a wondrous culinary spread. In this country, which has given the world mole, tacos al pastor and guacamole, among a long list of other menu superstars, sitting down for a meal is an experience to be savored, as well as a savory experience.
Hot air balloon festival at Stoweflake Mountain Resort in Vermont.

A View from the Top

Beyond stunning bird’s-eye views, crisp air, and outdoor adventures, mountain vacations offer a bevy of experiential activities, as well, including hot air ballooning, Western adventures and visits to whisky distilleries.
The resort’s Sunset Cafe.

Globetrotting: Grand Case Beach Club

The reaction to my Facebook photo of a waiter at Grand Case Beach Club’s Sunset Cafe surprised me—all those “likes” by people I’d never even heard of. But I shouldn’t have been surprised. The likers were regulars at this St. Martin resort, a small hotel with an outsize repeat rate.
Chairman Suite accommodations.

Globetrotting: MGM National Harbor

Last November, the Washington metropolitan area stood on the precipice of a monumental new beginning…and I’m not talking about the election.
Suite accommodations at the newly opened Naia Resort and Spa in Belize.

Travel Talk: Seatrade

We attended Seatrade last month and got the scoop on what’s new in cruising, which we’ve covered both in...
While sailing on AmaVida in Portugal, guests can go on visits to vineyards.

Flavor-Packed Iberian Peninsula

Culinary tourism seems to be about the most popular ingredient on the menu when it comes to the travel demand for new and involving experiences
Susan Farewell.

High Notes from the High End

Just back from Traveller Made®’s annual Essence of Luxury travel show, which took place this year in Deauville, the French seaside resort that’s certainly no stranger to luxury.

Viking Toasts to Two Decades Sailing the World’s Rivers

Viking is celebrating 20 years in the river cruising business.
The Bristol Cathedral, Southwest England

Eye on the World: Southwest England

Eclectic towns, cultural cities, street art, captivating castles, and memorable meals filled my days while touring Southwest England during this year’s ExploreGB.
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