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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.

4 Ways to Spend the Holidays at Sea

For a picture-perfect holiday sailing with all of the trimmings, look no further than these luxury cruise lines.

2016/2017 Cruise Deals

We’ve rounded up a few of the latest cruise deals through 2017, including European, South American and Far East sailings.

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.

Design and Culinary Experiences in Italy

Italy is buzzing with new hotel openings and tours to offer your Italophile clients.

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.
Exploring Budapest, Hungary is one of the many highlights of Adventures by Disney’s Danube River itinerary. (Roxy Rico)

Onboard Review: Adventures by Disney Sails the Danube

The entire dreamlike scenery seems plucked from the pages of an enchanted tale, so it makes perfect sense that tour operator Adventures by Disney (ABD) has started offering a 7-day family-friendly sailing on this charming river from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary.
As part of its All Playa Experience, Sandos Playacar Beach Resort showcases world-famous beaches, including Malibu.

Multigen Crowd Heads to Mexico

If you think grandparents, mom, dad, and the kids are the only folks that make up today’s multigenerational family traveling group, you might be missing out on some lucrative commission.
INCA offers an activity-filled program in the Galapagos. (Carla Hunt)

Close Encounters in the Galapagos Islands

Charles Darwin sailed into the Galapagos Islands in 1835, and what he found are most of the same natural wonders that scientists, amateur naturalists and visitors bearing binoculars and cameras see today: Antarctic penguins and fur seals living right on the equator, cormorants that swim but no longer fly, sun flowers growing to treetop heights—just a sampling of flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth.
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.
Stonehenge in Wiltshire County.

Onsite Review: Family Fun in England

England remains one of the world’s greatest destinations for families. Indeed, there are so many family-friendly attractions in the country that you need to separate it all into regions to fully appreciate what it has to offer.
Kids can tee off at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in St. Augustine.

Kid-Friendly Fun in the Florida Sun

Florida is a tried and true destination for families. Here are some offerings to consider for your clients.
Abercrombie & Kent is offering a Family Peru tour in 2017.

PERU: Family-Friendly & Fascinating

Peru sits firmly on the wish list of family-friendly destinations, and in this boom-time market for family travel, Peru has some of the hottest vacation options of all: “re-conquering” ancient Inca cities and cruising the Amazon wildlands.
Koala-viewing at Featherdale Wildlife Park with Goway.

Where the Wild Things Are

How do your clients define family travel? Well, Gonzalo Gil Lavedra, general manager for Sri Lanka, Khiri Travel, defines it as, “Having fun with your loved ones while exploring and living new experiences.
The Ocean Blue “cottage” at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay on Great Abaco Island.

Villas and Condos with Real Resort Facilities

Condos and villas in the Caribbean region are increasingly popular among multigenerational families because they have living rooms, patios, kitchen/dining areas, and often private pools that allow people to reconnect without intrusions.
Swim-up Flat Suites are one of many accommodation styles.

Onsite Review: Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana

Prepare to be slimed…with fun at the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana.

CIE Tours Looks to the Future with New CEO

Agents, you should be booking CIE Tours International because, as the company's new CEO Elizabeth Crabill says, "with an average score of 98 percent satisfaction, the travel agent cannot go wrong with their client and their client is going to be very happy to come back and book future travel with them.”

Georgia FAM

This October, Panorama Travel is offering a FAM to the Republic of Georgia, where agents can explore Georgian cuisine and diverse wines, visit spa resorts, learn about the country’s ancient history and experience the warm Georgian hospitality.

Aloft Unveils Voice-Activated Hotel Rooms

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is changing the way guests interact with their room by introducing the first-ever voice activated hotel room at Aloft Boston Seaport in Massachusetts and Aloft Santa Clara in San Jose, California.

A Culinary Twist to Guests’ Stay

According to the to the seventh annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index, more than 53 percent of Americans haven’t taken a vacation in the last 12 months, which means you can still make a big impact on your bottom line by tempting your vacation-deprived clients with one of these culinary offerings.

Iberostar Debuts in NYC and Miami

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is making its U.S. debut with the opening of two new properties in New York City and Miami.

Visit the Louvre After-Hours on Tauck’s Family Departures

Passengers sailing on three select Tauck Bridges Family Departures have the opportunity to tour the iconic Louvre museum after it’s been closed to the general public for the day.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Santiago Dunn

Think you know Santiago Dunn, president of Ecoventura, think again....

Amtrak Names Charles W. Moorman as Next President and CEO

Amtrak has named Charles W. “Wick” Moorman as the next president and CEO of the national railway system.

Universal Orlando Shares Spine-Tingling Preview of Halloween Horror Nights 26

Tickets are now on sale for Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) 26, Universal Orlando’s terrifying thrill fest featuring menacing "scareactors," live shows, and incredibly detailed haunted houses styled after iconic horror films, hit TV shows and original stories

Onsite Review: The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

A weekend in paradise...I mean, a weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, was tasty, fabulous, swanky and purely blissful.

When in Miami, Do Like the Italians

If an Italy vacation is out of the cards this year due to time or budget constraints, suggest your clients take a weekend trip to Miami, where they can eat, shop and play the Italian way.

A Florida Keys National Park Eco-Adventure

Get your clients in on the National Park Service's centennial celebrations by booking the "Gate"way to the Dry Tortugas package at The Gates Hotel Key West.

Norwegian Flies Nonstop From Fort Lauderdale To Paris

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has launched its first nonstop flights from the U.S. (JFK, LAX and FLL) to Paris (CDG) aboard its brand-new Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” fleet.

A Dolphin Tale Getaway

Guests can now meet Winter and Hope, two rescued dolphins who are the stars of the "Dolphin Tale" movies, which tell the story of how Winter came to have a prosthetic tail.

Why Adventures by Disney’s Danube Sailing Works

We go one-on-one with vacation planning specialist Melissa Jiles, who gives us the 4-1-1 on Adventures by Disney's Danube River sailing.

A Chat with Martinique Tourism’s New Leadership

Recommend sat down with Karine Mousseau, the new commissioner for Martinique Tourism Authority, and Joelle Desir, the newly appointed general director for Martinique Tourism Authority, to discuss their new roles and what it means for Martinique tourism moving forward.

4 Art-Centric Hotels to Book This Year

History and culture collide at these art-centric hotels in the U.S., Asia and France.

Palladium Hotel Group Updates: Caribbean Resorts and Palladium Connect for Agents

Even in a noisy wine bar, the news from Palladium Hotel Group's Monica Larcada, senior marketing manager for North America, and Karen Terry, marketing manager, got the attention of Recommend's Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler.

Hunt for the Northern Lights in Finland’s Lapland

Hunt for the Northern Lights in Finland’s Lapland on Alexander+Roberts new Finland’s Lapland – Winter itinerary.

Tigers, Temples and the Golden Triangle

Greaves Tours has launched its Luxury Escorted Group Journeys, combining exclusive experiences and insider access to India.

YMT Vacations Ups Commission on 2017 Hawaii Tours

In celebration of the 50th anniversary launch of its Best of Hawaii tour, YMT Vacations is increasing the commission on all January and February 2017 Hawaii land tours from 10 percent to 15 percent.
Arena at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico.

The Cranberries Postpone Moon Palace Concerts Until 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Cranberries have rescheduled their upcoming concerts at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico from Aug. 26, 27, and 28, 2016 to Feb. 10, 11 and 12, 2017.

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