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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.
Sunset ceremony at the Outrigger Figi Beach Resort.

Outrigger Resorts Offers New Signature Experiences Series

Outrigger Resorts is offering expanded destination-specific cultural activities, programs and amenities to connect guests with the people and culture of its beachfront destinations.
The rooftop terrace at The Poli House in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Tel Aviv Welcomes Contemporary Urban Resort

The Poli House, a contemporary urban resort located in the heart of Tel Aviv, cultural center, has officially opened after three years of renovations.
Poolside at the Palapa Royal Service Restaurant. (Photo courtesy of Paradisus Los Cabos.)

Paradisus Los Cabos Opens

Paradisus Los Cabos, an all-inclusive resort, is set to open December 23, 2016. The 350-guestroom property, formerly Melia Cabo Real, recently went through a multi-million dollar renovation to transform it into a Paradisus by Melia hotel.
Sandals' Over-the-Water Suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. (Photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts.)

Sandals Debuts Over-the-Water Bungalows

Sandals debuted it's first Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay earlier this month. In addition, Sandals announced it's plans for the development of additional Over-the-Water Suites at new locations throughout the Caribbean.
While in Cuba, travelers can ride around in vintage cars. (Photo courtesy of Travel Impressions.)

Apple Leisure Group and Cuba

Apple Leisure Group is riding high, with new owners, new resorts, new packages, and new vacation concepts.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Unveils Its 2017 Travel Trends

For the first time in the company’s history, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has unveiled its picks for the top travel trends for 2017.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco’s chef Thais Rodriguez takes guests on a tour through the local San Pedro Market.

Peru’s Modern Appeal

The best of Peru isn’t just in its past.
The Reef by CuisinArt's lobby staircase.

The Reef by CuisinArt Opens in Anguilla

The Reef by CuisinArt, Anguilla’s newest luxury beachfront destination, is now open.
Fishermen in Myanmar's Inle Lake at sunrise.

On The Go Tours’ Top 5 Must-Visit Destinations in 2017

From emerging destinations to well-known hotspots, On The Go Tours has revealed its picks for the top 5 must-visit destinations in 2017.
Dream Hotel Group, A rendering of Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Long Hai, Vietnam. (Photo credit: Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa)

Dream Hotel Group Expands into Vietnam

Dream Hotel Group has signed its first hotel in Vietnam with locally owned Beegreen Group to develop Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Long Hai.
Sydney, Australia.

Celebrate NYE in Style with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

If scenes from the world’s longest fireworks display or Singapore’s Bay of Hope and Light covered in 20,000 “wishing spheres” are the kind of NYE festivities you want to flood your social feeds with, then these four, exotic InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties will serve as the perfect setting or luxurious home base.
Kadriorg Palace, built by Peter the Great. (Carla Hunt)

Onsite Review: Estonia, A Baltic Beauty

The Baltic Sea is the cool new European cruising ground.
Aerial view of Gozo Cliffs. (Viewing Malta)

Spotlight On Malta & Iceland

Sultry Malta and cool Iceland are hot ticket items for those seeking out a singular European vacation.
Maiko in Matsuo Taisha Shrine, Kyoto. (Q Sawami JNTO)

The Appeal of the Authentic

These three enticing destinations in Asia, Africa & the South Pacific are a fascinating slice of the tourism pie for clients seeking out authentic travel.
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.
Crystal Esprit with submarine.

Crystal’s Ultra-Luxury Yacht to Return to the West Indies

Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises has announced it will redeploy its ultra-luxury yacht, Crystal Esprit, to the islands of the West Indies beginning November 2017 through 2018.
MSC Cruises’ first-ever World Cruise will sail roundtrip from/to Genoa, Italy.

MSC Cruises’ First World Cruise

Sales are now open for MSC Cruises’ first-ever World Cruise, departing Jan. 5, 2019 and returning May 3, 2019.
Bahia Vik Jose Ignacio in Uruguay.

A Tale of Two Countries

Uruguay and Nicaragua are topping the charts, here's why these two countries are now trending.
Coral Reef Club in Barbados.

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, and the D.R.

Why Are They So Popular Now?
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.
Old Bahama Bay Resort And Yacht Marina in Grand Bahama Island. (Photo credit: Ed Wetschler)

Bahamas Update: Openings, Re-Openings and Events

During an exclusive interview in New York City with Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler, Jeannie Gibson, the communications manager for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, and Valery Brown-Alice, senior director of global marketing, shared some of the news from the Bahamas.

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
Globus is offering new tour options in Africa.

On the Road and River in Asia & Africa in 2017

It’s challenging enough to brand a country, let alone an entire continent, but that’s exactly what Africa has in mind.
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.
The Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan. 

Wendy Wu Tours Adds New Asia Tours

Wendy Wu Tours has expanded its product portfolio for the U.S. market to include six new tours in China, Japan, Myanmar, Tibet, Cambodia and Vietnam for 2017-2018.
Delta Vacations is now offering hotel and flight packages to Cuba.

Delta Vacations Now Offers Cuba Packages

Delta Vacations is now offering hotel and flight packages to Havana, Varadero, and Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba for travel beginning Jan. 5, 2017.
Collette is offering a Romantic Road and Fairy Tale Road itinerary through Germany that includes a stop in Rothenburg.

10 Reasons to Book Europe in 2017

Here are 10 reasons on why you should be booking your clients to Europe in the coming year.
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.

One&Only Resorts Dishes Up Gourmet Dinner Series

This fall, One&Only Resorts has invited a number of leading chefs and winemakers to collaborate on a gourmet dinner series, The Ultimate Global Culinary Adventure, taking place at several of the luxury hotel brand’s properties around the globe.

Excellence Punta Cana Set for Complete Renovation in 2017

Following a successful September opening of Excellence El Carmen in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, ‎Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts is announcing enhancements to its existing luxury properties portfolio.

Central and South America Resorts Head Into High Season

Winter is quickly approaching in North America; however, in Central and South America, resorts are preparing for high season with warm weather that will beckon travelers from around the country.

Winter Savings at Warm-Weather Marriott Resorts

This fall and winter, Marriott Caribbean and Latin America Resorts is inviting guests to take advantage of travel deals at 15 beachfront resorts in warm-weather destinations across the Caribbean and Latin America.

New Winter Flights to Mexico and the Caribbean

As North American snowbirds prepare to flock to Mexico and the Caribbean this winter, major airlines are launching new and additional services to accommodate the warm weather seekers.

Eye on the World: Lithuania

One of the nicest aspects of visiting Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, is that the local people seem to enjoy their city as much as visitors.

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."

Nanjing Tourism Launches New Website

The Nanjing Municipal Tourism Commission has launched a new website designed specifically for North American tour operators, travel trade and consumers to better educate travelers on the robust tourism experiences available in this ancient capital city of eastern China's Jiangsu province.

Eye on the World: Estonia

Estonia may be one of the smallest countries in the world, but right now its 1.3 million citizens are among the most forward-looking and cheerful.
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.

Festive Christmas Market Itineraries

Insight Vacations is offering travelers to opportunity to experience storybook villages and snow-covered scenery at some of Europe’s Christmas Markets with its 2016-17 Fall, Winter & Spring collection and Signature Hallmarks.

Cox & Kings Unveils Over 20 New Journeys

Cox & Kings has released its new 2017-2018 brochures featuring more than 20 new journeys over seven continents.

Low Temperatures Equal Active Exodus Tours

The temperatures may be low, but the activity level is high on Exodus Travels’ new seasonal adventures for 2017.

The Cayman Islands’ Newest Resort: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Grand Cayman Island has opened its doors.

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.

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