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The bleisure traveler is looking to mix business with a leisure vacation.

Travel Talk: Bleisure Travel

The line between business and leisure travel continues to blur, so much so that the term “bleisure” is now commonplace.
Walt Disney World Resort is offering a special 4-Park Magic Ticket that allows guests to experience all four theme parks.

Summer Savings on Disney 4-Park Magic Ticket and More

Like those carefree summer days, these summer savings won’t last long. Ranging from a limited-time Disney 4-Park Magic Ticket...
Culture Holidays is offering a 7-day Transformative India FAM.

Transformative India FAM

Culture Holidays’ 7-day Transformative India FAM tours some of the most exotic locations of the Golden Triangle.
The lobby at Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in Rome.

Curio Collection by Hilton Opens First Hotel in Rome

Curio Collection by Hilton has acquired the newly renovated Aleph Rome Hotel—an elegant property in the heart of Rome.
Guests of The Edgewater will now receive complimentary shoe rentals through Seattle-based Brooks Running Company to explore the city.

The Edgewater Hotel Launches Active Program with Brooks Running Company

The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel situated on the Seattle waterfront, announced a new fitness program in collaboration with Seattle-based Brooks Running Company.
The black sand beaches of Vik, Iceland featured in Jon Snow’s quest north of the Wall. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

Zicasso’s “Game of Thrones” Tribute Tours

Zicasso has introduced two new “Game of Thrones” tribute tours—one in Iceland, the other in Spain—in advance of the hit TV series’ return to HBO.
BE.YOU. training on board Hapag-Lloyd’s MS Europa 2.

High-Energy Cruising

New expedition ships are popping up; wellness programs are the new norm; and the open seas are inviting adventurous clients to charge up their adrenaline.
Hiking near Canyon Ranch Tucson.

Nourish Your Soul

“I think it’s fair to say that wellness is no longer a trend among today’s luxury travel segment; it’s really a lifestyle that is here to stay, particularly in a market like Los Angeles,” says Zachary Lapidus, director of rooms at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort is offering Sports Week in September.

All-Inclusives Where Wellness is Alive and Well

Most all-inclusive resort brands in the Caribbean have spent the last few years ratcheting up the wellness factor, from spas to aquarobics to gluten-free pasta.
Cox & Kings is offering a wellness retreat in Rishikesh, India.

3 Enchanting Retreats

Entice your clients with these wellness-focused getaways in Asia.
Bob Older, president of Delaware-based travel service and transportation company Creative Travel, Inc., has been taking U.S. travelers to Cuba for six years. (Photo credit: Bob Older/Creative Travel, Inc.)

Travel Agent Veteran Shares His Views on New Cuba Policy

"The next 90 days are going to be important,” Bob Older, president of Delaware-based travel service and transportation company Creative Travel, Inc., told us in a recent interview about President Trump’s new Cuba policy.
Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach hosts small beach gatherings as well as lavish affairs. 

Specialty Wedding Options

Make your clients’ special day that much more memorable by providing them specialty wedding options unique to the couple.
The well bar at The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens.

Charlestowne Hotels is Opening 5 Historic Reuse Properties

Hospitality management company Charlestowne Hotels is opening five boutique hotels repurposed from historic structures and landmarks within the next year.
Eating London's  Brick Lane – Flavors of India & Beyond tour features nine tastings “Banglatown."

Eating London Launches Two New Walking Tours

Eating London has expanded its offerings in the British capital with the launch of two new tours in Brick Lane and the Docklands, respectively.
The view from Victoria Tower in London England. (Photo credit: VisitEngland/Andrew Pickett)

Summer Travel to Great Britain On Track

The summer travel season is upon us and despite the latest string of terror attacks in London and Manchester, the allure of travel to Great Britain, and Europe as a whole, remains high, proving American’s resilience in our post-9/11 world.
The Hotel Marques de Riscal in Elciego, Spain is part of Marriott International's  Luxury Collection.

Marriott International’s Ever-Expanding Luxury Portfolio

During Marriott International's showcase presentation in New York last week, the press had a chance to examine the luxury, boutique sector of the brand's portfolio.

The Knickerbocker’s Back

Location. Location. Location. In New York City, few hotels have a more exciting address than The Knickerbocker Hotel, which recently opened its doors at 6 Times Square.

Visiting Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Your guests can spend the afternoon roaming the museum and gardens, and have lunch on property at the onsite restaurant.

In France, Book a Rendezvous with Nancy

If you thought it was easy to fall in love with Paris, wait ‘till you meet Nancy.

Adventurous Ski Journeys in Alaska

Chugach Powder Guides (CPG) takes travelers on adventurous journeys in Alaska. The company is equipped with four helicopters, two snowcats, and access to the Alyeska Resort.

Eye on the World: A Taste of Wales

We made it to Wales and clicked away at our iPhone camera because, really, you can't find a single corner of this country that isn't worthy of a photo shoot.
A weaver working on a Turkish towel.

Turkish Delights by INCA

Turkey’s a personal favorite destination, one treasured for its ancient sites in spectacular locations, marvelous food, souks and boutiques full of irresistible crafts. Over the years, I’ve shopped ‘till I dropped for carpets, copper and ceramics, tiles, saffron and tribal jewelry—you name it. What I never thought to look for were Turkish towels, until talking with the experts at California-based International Nature & Cultural Adventures (INCA).
The Four Seasons adds Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota to its portfolio.

Four Seasons Debuts in Bogota

Two elegant boutique hotels in Bogota’s fashionable North Zone have switched hotel families.

Haiti’s New TV Ads and Partner: Apple Leisure Group

Apple Leisure Group CEO Alejandro Zozaya announced last night that Apple affiliates are now offering vacations in Haiti. "Haiti is the next great destination in the Caribbean," he said, noting its beauty, culture, beaches, and people.
Infinity pool at the Condado Vanderbilt.

Eye on the World: A Taste of Puerto Rico

Recommend attended the Caribbean Travel Marketplace a couple of weeks ago in Puerto Rico, and although we certainly worked hard, we also had some time to "play," abusing our iPhone to give you a taste of Puerto Rico from our lens.
Western Brook Pond at Gros Morne National Park. (Photo courtesy of Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism.)

In Focus: 150 Countries, One Destination

Why is The New York Times Travel Show one of the largest trade and consumer travel events in North America? Well, let’s take a quick look at the numbers of the 10th annual tourism showcase, held Jan. 23-25, under the banner of 150 Countries, One Destination.
Guests can take in a Scottish pipe band while touring with Kensington Tours.

Travel Trends for 2015

It's officially 2015, so we've scanned our inbox to see what tour operators and other industry insiders are saying about travel trends in 2015. Here's the scoop from our inbox to yours.
Jimmy Buffet performs for Norwegian Cruise Line employees after the Margaritaville at Sea announcement.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s New Margaritaville at Sea

Norwegian Cruise Line announced its new Margaritaville at Sea on board the Norwegian Escape on Dec. 4 with a new partnership with Margaritaville—complete with a private concert by Jimmy Buffet.
Khiri Travel Vietnam's tour celebrates the Kon Tum culture in the Central Highlands of Vietnam

Tours Abroad

From Asia to various destinations in Europe, these tour companies are offering tours abroad that give your clients first-hand cultural experiences. Here are a few you can choose from—some even saving your clients with early bookings.

Colombia is Winning Big in Tourism

Ok, so Colombia might not have gone on to the Semifinals at the World Cup in Brazil (although Colombians must still be celebrating following yesterday’s Brazil massacre), but this country is winning big in tourism.

Eye on the World: Thailand

Recommend's Asia/South Pacific Editor just returned from Thailand, where he attended Thailand Travel Mart Plus and visited Koh Samui. Take in the cultural beauty of Thailand through these images in Eye on the World: Thailand.

Disney Parks Launch New Ride, MagicBands and Summer Travels

Disney Parks in Florida and California kick-off the summer travel season with a bi-coastal, all-night celebration, inviting guests to show their "Disney Side" this Memorial Day Weekend, plus new rides and all-in-one MagicBands.

Eye on the World: Puerto Rico

Recommend's Associate Editor spent six days traveling through Puerto Rico last week experiencing Hilton Hotel properties including the Condado Plaza; the Caribe Hilton; El San Juan Resort & Casino; and El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. While trekking from hotel to hotel, we also induldged in the local culture with tours, culinary classes, and strolls through Old San Juan. Travel through Puerto Rico with us in this edition of Eye on the World.

Globetrotting With the Family

On specialized family tours, multigenerational families can find a wide range of activities with something for everyone in destinations ranging from Costa Rica to Dubai.

A Slice of Portugal in Miami Beach

The Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel officially opened in Miami Beach this month, making it the first of the Portuguese Pestana Group's hotels in North America.

Participate in CLIA Webinar for Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

Join Margaret Murphy, Cruise Line International Association’s senior vice president of marketing and training, at 1 p.m. EST on Dec. 4 in a fast-paced, 30-minute webinar, “STAY SUCCESSFUL: MEMBERSHIP MATTERS,” for the opportunity to learn why a CLIA membership is essential in today's marketplace and your chance to win a $100 gift card.

Fall Festivals Galore

Summertime may be over but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Florida this fall.

The Next Generation in Gay Travel

The Mark Travel Company has added a brand-new company to its roster—Brand g Vacations—offering specialized group experiences to the evolving LGBT travel segment.

Checking-In to Latin America

The Trump Hotel Collection’s first foray in Latin America has just opened in Panama City.

Fun For the Whole Family

From China to the Florida Keys, Recommend’s September issue is chock-full of family-friendly destinations, hotels and tours for your clients.

Crystal Cruises Explores Slovenia

Crystal Cruises is making a maiden call to Slovenia this fall.

Tourism Resumes Post-Irene

Though the storm did cause some damage, including major flooding in the Northeastern U.S. and parts of the Caribbean, it looks like tourism in most of these areas is open for business.

Indulge in Luxury in The Palm Beaches

A destination of choice for discerning travelers from around the world, The Palm Beaches has a tradition of welcoming guests in pursuit of that exceptional waterfront retreat for more than 100 years.

Sweet Serenity in New York

For vacationers who want to couple a face-paced New York City experience with something that’s a bit more laid-back (yet still a stone’s throw to all the action), we recommend a stay at the Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa.

Nicaragua’s Irresistible Green-Season Getaways

During the “Green Season,” Nicaragua's eco-resorts and hotels most popular with North Americans are offering great-deals packages.

La Belle France Says: Bon Appetit

France Tourism has launched a new national event, La Fete de la Gastronomie, designed to celebrate French regional cuisine in a dozen different ways this fall.

Embark on a Silversea Grand Voyage

There are travelers and then there are those with a true case wanderlust, the ones who long to spend weeks—even months—discovering exotic destinations. And it is precisely this type of traveler that inspired Silversea Cruises to create a brand-new series of 20 Grand Voyages for 2012.

More U.S. Tour Operators Offer New Tours to Cuba

The door keeps opening wider and wider to full scale tourism to Cuba from the U.S. as two more U.S. tour operators—Abercrombie & Kent and Globus—announce programs to the once forbidden island...

Enchanting Honeymoons

For brides- and grooms-to-be, the only thing the could possibly beat the excitement than the arrival of wedding day, is, but of course, the honeymoon.

Kids in the Caribbean

You don’t have to be an expert in Caribbean travel to know that the islands of Jamaica and Grand Cayman are incredibly attractive to family travelers.

Kids Stay Free in Africa With Great Safaris

Great Safaris has introduced a Family Safari promotion, allowing families to save on a vacation in Africa.