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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.
Pure Lapland's new all-inclusive Loggers Lodge located in the middle of a boreal forest.

Sweden’s Pure Lapland Unveils New All-Inclusive Lodge

An exclusive Swedish Lapland experience awaits your clients at Pure Lapland's new all-inclusive Loggers Lodge located in the middle of a boreal forest.
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.
The path to the Ocean Front Suites at Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso is lined with palm trees and cozy cabanas.

Eye on the World: Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

See how Recommend's Web Editor made the most out of her stay at Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
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.
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.
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.

Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Family Course

If you are selling FAMILY vacations throughout the state of Florida, or are interested in delving into this market, the Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Family Course is the course for you.

Hopscotch Around the UK

Let's take a hopscotch tour through the UK in order to better help you tap into these markets. We have...
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.
A rendering of the Edge Villa accommodations on board the Celebrity Edge, slated to debut late next year.

What’s New in Cruising

From new eye-popping ships to innovative enhancements, cruise lines are creating cruise vacations that deliver on your promise—crafting dream vacations for your clients.
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
Candles Restaurant onboard of Star Pride.

Globetrotting: Windstar Cruises

For John Delaney, president of Windstar Cruises, the company’s “180-degrees from ordinary” slogan means guests “are not going to have the same experience that they would have on a larger ship. It means that we are literally striving to deliver the extraordinary.”

Ethiopia Tourism Is Poised for Success

Whether it’s adventure travel, historical landmarks or the next unforgettable cup of coffee travelers seek, Ethiopia is ready to...

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.
Scenic Eclipse, which will debut in 2018, will be sailing the world, including the Polar regions.

All in the Family

Getting the scoop on Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Waterways.
Travel agents can earn up to 25 percent commission on America’s Trains Inc. (ATs) all-inclusive, luxury train vacation bookings.

Earn Up to 25 Percent Commission on Luxury Train Vacations

Beginning December 2017, travel agents can earn up to 25 percent commission on America’s Trains Inc. (ATs) all-inclusive, luxury train vacation bookings.
A rendering of American Cruise Line's first modern river boat.

A Chat with American Cruise Lines’ CEO Charles A. Robertson

“We’re building at a faster pace than we ever have,” American Cruise Lines' (ACL) CEO and Pearl Seas Cruises CEO and chairman Charles A. Robertson told Recommend during an interview earlier this month.
Katarina Line is offering Cycle & Cruise programs for 2017 in Croatia. 

Cycle and Cruise in Croatia with Katarina Line

Small ship cruise company Katarina Line has launched its latest Cycle & Cruise programs for 2017 along the picturesque coastline and islands of Croatia.
Adventures by Disney's Rhine River Cruise includes a visit to the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle in Germany.

Adventures by Disney’s Themed European River Cruises for 2018

Adventures by Disney is offering new, themed European river cruise vacations for 2018.
Silversea's Silver Cloud.

A Sneak Peek at the Redesigned Silver Cloud

Silversea has unveiled a selection of renderings showcasing multi-million dollar renovations to take place on the Silver Cloud ahead of her conversion into an ice-class expedition ship.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has launched a new wellbeing program aboard the recently refurbished Seven Seas Voyager.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Creates New Wellness Program

Seven Seas Wellness, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ new wellbeing program, offers guests a collection of health and fitness-related excursions as well as a selection of signature Canyon Ranch SpaClub services.

Grenada’s Latest 4-1-1

Grenada is a perfect spot for those who enjoy the great outdoors, said Patricia Maher, CEO for the Grenada Tourism Authority, during a quick interview Recommend conducted with her at Seatrade.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Lucille Sive

Think you know Lucille Sive, think again…. There’s more to Lucille Sive, CEO of the Travel Corporation's Africa division, than meets the eye, so we decided to ask her those comical, personal and telling questions to reveal the woman behind the suit
Modern sculpture at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens. (Photo credit: Discover The Palm Beaches)

What’s New in The Palm Beaches

The Palm Beaches—a collection of 39 cities and towns located in South Florida—wants to entice your clients to book their next getaway in this little slice of paradise with new hotels, attractions and wellness offerings.
The glamorous Fontainebleau Miami Beach has made updates to its Versailles Tower suites.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach Debuts Redesigned Suites and Cabanas

The glamorous Fontainebleau Miami Beach has received a few updates to the resort’s historic Versailles Tower, as well as renovations to the property’s existing poolside cabanas.
SeaWorld Orlando is launching a new Dolphin Days show.

SeaWorld Orlando to Debut Dolphin Days Show

On Saturday, April 1, SeaWorld Orlando will launch a new Dolphin Days show, replacing the popular Blue Horizons animal show after an 11-year run at Dolphin Theater.
LATAM Airlines Brazil is launching a direct service connecting Orlando, Florida with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 2.

LATAM Launches Direct Orlando-Rio de Janeiro Flight

On July 2, 2017, LATAM Airlines Brazil will launch a direct service connecting Orlando, Florida with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Carnival Cruise Line will offer its first-ever Cuba sailings beginning this June.

Carnival Cruise Line News Round Up

Have you heard? Carnival Cruise Line will offer its first-ever Cuba sailings beginning this June.
The newest destination to be added to the Earth Journeys cruise collection is Iceland.

Tauck To Double Small Ship Cruising Capacity

Tauck has put into place a 4-year plan to double its small ship cruising capacity through fleet expansion, strengthened partnership programs and new itineraries.
Royal Caribbean International’s Empress of the Seas will offer new overnight itineraries to Havana.

Royal Caribbean’s 2017 and 2018 Itinerary Highlights

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is rolling out a number of new itineraries and offerings for 2017 and 2018.
Royal Caribbean International’s Empress of the Seas will offer new overnight itineraries to Havana.

Princess Cruises Announces Caribbean Princess Renovation

Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation during a 2-week dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas, March 26-April 6.

Eye on the World: Cruising the Rhine with Viking Hild

Recommend jetted over to Germany to take a first-hand look at two of Viking River Cruises’ latest Longships to join the fleet: Viking Hild and Viking Herja.

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