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Abercrombie & Kent's Imperial Russia itinerary visits the Hermitage Museum and the Faberge Museum. (Photo credit: Justin Weiler)

Abercrombie & Kent Announces New Luxury Journeys

Abercrombie & Kent is expanding its 2018 Luxury Small Group Journeys portfolio to include five new journeys.
Mr. and Mrs. White New Style Hotel in Paros, Greece

Grecian Luxury Joins Small Luxury Hotels

Small Luxury Hotels has welcomed three new hotels to its portfolio, including Mr. and Mrs. White New Style Hotel in Paros, Greece.
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Editors’ B-Roll: A Glimpse of Pandora—the Land of Avatar

Take a virtual journey to Pandora—the World of Avatar—at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
A rendering of The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon.

Marriott International’s EDITION Brand to Debut in Japan

Expected to open in 2020, The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza and The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon, will mark the debut of Marriott International’s EDITION brand in Japan.
The Carnival Sunshine.

Carnival to Pay Travel Agents Commission on Future Cruise Credits

Carnival Cruise Line has announced it will pay travel agents commission on Future Cruise Credits applied to new bookings
THE LEVEL villas at Melia Coco Beach.

Melia Hotels & Resorts Rebrands Puerto Rico Retreat

Melia Hotels & Resorts has announced that its Puerto Rico retreat will be rebranded as Melia Coco Beach.
Qatar Airways lifts ban on electronic devices.

Ban Lifted on Qatar Airways for Personal Devices

Qatar Airways confirms they now allow passengers to carry personal electronic items on board U.S.-bound flights, departing from Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa unveils overwater villas. (Photo courtesy of InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.)

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Unveils Overwater Villas

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, which is located on Motu Piti Aau with views of Bora Bora's Mount Otemanu, recently announced the unveiling of its 10 Pool Overwater Villas.
Costa Diadema passengers who disembark in Savona during 1-week Mediterranean cruises will have the chance to go on a day trip to Turin.

Costa Cruises Introduces New Tours in Turin, Italy

Costa Diadema guests can now take a discovery tour of Turin, Italy, every Saturday during the 2017 summer season thanks to a new partnership between Costa Cruises and the City of Turin.
A rendering of ANTARCTICA XXI's new polar expedition vessel MV Magellan Explorer.

ANTARCTICA XXl Announces Construction of a New Polar Expedition Vessel

A rendering of ANTARCTICA XXI's new polar expedition vessel MV Magellan Explorer.
The 175-passenger American Constitution has been successfully launched. 

American Cruise Lines Successfully Launches American Constitution

American Cruise Lines has successfully launched the 175-passenger American Constitution.
The Palacio de la Cultura in Medellin, Colombia. (Photo credit: Medellin.travel)

48 Hours in Medellin, Colombia

If you have clients who are pressed for time, but still want to make the most out of their vacation, we have highlighted what to see, taste and experience with just 48 hours in Medellin, Colombia.
San Clemente Palace Kempinski has unveiled a new spa.

San Clemente Palace Kempinski Unveils Venetian Spa

San Clemente Palace Kempinski—a luxury resort uniquely situated on its own private island in the Venetian lagoon—has unveiled a new spa in partnership with local luxury perfumery brand, The Merchant of Venice.
Guests who book W Hotels' Heat Wave package receive this playful, limited edition pool float.

W Hotels’ Summer Offerings

W Hotels across the country are celebrating the summer season with a line-up of new offerings.
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.
Club Med's Opio en Provence resort is sporting a fresh look.

A New Look for Provence’s Club Med Opio

Club Med Opio en Provence is sporting a new look after a $12 million property-wide renovation.
Avanti Destinations' new Gastronomic Wonders of France & Spain itinerary includes a private San Sebastian tapas tour.

Avanti Destinations Introduces New Food-Themed Offerings in Europe

Avanti Destinations is meeting independent travelers’ insatiable appetite for food- and cooking-related experiences by introducing a dozen new food-themed tours and activities in France and Spain this year.
Pandora—The World of Avatar.

Onsite Review: New Openings in Central Florida

For the start of summer 2017, two of Central Florida’s theme parks—Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Universal Orlando Resort—enticed crowds with new fun-filled offerings: Disney opened the enchanting Pandora—The World of Avatar, and at Universal, the high-adrenaline Volcano Bay water theme park made its debut.
At the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem in Israel.

Travel Talk

From faith-based tours to what's new in rail travel, this month's Travel Talk sums it up.
Treatment at the NIZUC Resort & Spa.

Wellness Havens

We’ve handpicked three resorts across Mexico with spas that deliver on indulgence, and threw in our favorite accommodation for the ideal pairing.
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.

Riding the Rails: A Matter of Taste

Coming up this fall, of course, is harvest time in the great wine regions of Europe, a busy, colorful couple of months (September-November) when ripe grapes make their way from bucket to cave to barrel.
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.
Beachside at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas.

USVI: A Cultural & Culinary Feast

A feast of Caribbean butter poached lobster, jerk lamb chop tikka masala, and piri-piri-style Key West pink shrimp welcomed us to the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa.
Steve Lassman golfing on his travels.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Steve Lassman

Steve Lassman v.p. of villa product and agency relations for World Travel Holding's Villas of Distinction, took his first trip at the age of seven to Miami Beach, but it was a job with Cunard Cruise Line that turned him to the travel industry. We'll let him explain...
A rendering of the new Eden concept on board the Celebrity Edge.

Celebrity Edge’s New Eden Concept

The latest addition to the Celebrity Edge is Eden, a venue that invites groups to “Chill, Play and Sin” in an immersive environment that changes throughout the day.
JW Marriott Nashville will accommodate weddings ranging from intimate affairs to large-scale ceremonies.

JW Marriott Nashville’s Customized Weddings

JW Marriott Nashville will offer couples a one-one-kind wedding experience meticulously tailored to their individual tastes when it opens next year.
The adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is offering a new romance package.

Wedding Bands and Sun Tans: Beach Nuptials

Sunsets and white-sand beaches are the backdrop for these beach weddings.
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.
On Jan. 2, 2018, Australis Expeditions will debut the 210-passenger Ventus Australis.

Ventus Australis to Cruise Round the Tip of South America

On Jan. 2, 2018, Australis will debut the 210-passenger Ventus Australis.
The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection aft marina.

First Look at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is bringing its renowned luxury hospitality service to the sea with the launch of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
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.
Spa photo.

6 Refreshing Spa Treatments You Have to Try

Reanimate and luxuriate with these refreshing spa treatments found in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
A rendering of the National Geographic Quest.

Lindblad Expeditions Cancels National Geographic Quest Alaska Voyages

Lindblad Expeditions has cancelled its July 8 and July 15 Alaska voyages on the National Geographic Quest due to an accident that happened during the process of launching the vessel from the shipyard into the sea.
Walt Disney World is saluting Independence Day with fireworks displays and more at each of its park.

Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks Display at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is saluting Independence Day with fireworks displays and more at each of its park.
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa's Funky Fish Ocean Camp ocean adventure program includes sports activities like snorkeling, skim boarding and boogie boarding.

Under the Sea Adventures in Florida

These under the sea adventures in Florida take explorers below the ocean's surface where a world of discovery awaits.
An aerial view of the Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete Beach.

Everything’s Coming Up Rosy at Florida’s Pink Palace

In honor of #NationalPinkDay tomorrow (June 23), the Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete Beach, known as Florida’s Pink Palace, is celebrating with a limited-time package for those who can’t get enough pink.
SeaWorld Orlando's new virtual reality roller coaster, Kraken Unleashed, is now open.

SeaWorld Orlando Debuts Kraken Virtual Reality Experience

Just in time for family summer vacation, SeaWorld Orlando has debuted its first-of-its-kind virtual reality roller coaster, Kraken Unleashed.
The Hidden Lake bike trail at Grande Lakes Orlando offers guests 13 and older a 2-mile mountain bike route.

Grande Lakes Orlando Expands Adventure Program

Grande Lakes Orlando, comprised of The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott properties, is expanding its adventure program at a new hub for all things adventure on property: Grande Lakes Sports.
Kayaking at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in North Florida.

Work Your Core at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Now through Dec. 31, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in North Florida is offering a Coastal Core package.
Views of Espanola Way from a balcony at El Paseo Hotel.

Miami Beach’s Española Way Reopens

Española Way, one of the most historic lanes on Miami Beach, reopened last month after the completion of the City of Miami Beach's $2.5 million restoration project.
San Antonio River Walk

What’s New in San Antonio

There’s more to San Antonio than The Alamo and great tacos. Through the end of 2017 and into 2018, this fast-growing city will see a host of new offerings, from restaurant openings and site renovations to hotel developments.
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach features two Asian restaurants and a tropical beer garden from celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Splashes Onto the Scene

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is set to splash onto the Honolulu hotel scene this fall on the site of the current Pacific Beach Hotel.
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.
Emirates' new First Class product will debut onboard a Boeing 777-300ER.

Emirates to Unveil New First Class Product

Emirates has announced that it will unveil a new First Class product this November at the Dubai Air Show.
Bike Odyssey's new Che - Bariloche to Santiago bicycle tour visits Valparaiso, Chile.

Bike Odyssey Unveils Che Guevara Epic Cycling Tour

Bike Odyssey, a newly launched bicycle tour operator based in California, has unveiled the 29-day Che - Bariloche to Santiago tour tracing the footsteps of Che Guevara through Chile and Argentina.
A rendering of the TRS Yucatan.

Palladium Hotels & Resorts to Rebrand The Royal Suites

Palladium Hotels & Resorts is rebranding its adults-only luxury resorts, The Royal Suites by Palladium, to TRS Hotels.
Melia Cable Beach in the Bahamas.

News from Caribbean Week

Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler gives an update on the Caribbean Tourism Organizations' Caribbean Week in New York.
A boating excursion on Lake Peten Itza in Guatemala.

Family Coppola Resorts Offers Wellness Retreats in Central America

The Family Coppola Resorts is offering new all-inclusive wellness retreat packages at its three Central American eco-lodge resorts.
Lake Titicaca.

Contiki Adds Six New Trips in Latin America

Contiki is adding six new trips to its Latin America portfolio beginning in 2018.
The Disney Fantasy.

Interview with Disney Fantasy’s Cruise Director Jimmy Lynett

During a recent cruise on the Disney Fantasy, Recommend caught up with Disney Cruise Line's cruise director Jimmy Lynett for insight into the new ship enhancements and how a visit to Castaway Cay complements the Disney Fantasy experience.
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