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Pandora – The World of Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida on May 27.

Pandora – The World of Avatar Poised for Spring Opening

On May 27, the highly anticipated Pandora – The World of Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.
Keith (left) and Jared (right) are the minds behind Menin Hospitality, both of whom fell in love with the travel industry in their teens.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Menin Hospitality’s Keith Menin and Jared Galbut

Think you know Keith Menin and Jared Galbut, think again...
The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman. (Photo credit: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa)

Discover Warm-Weather Bliss in the Cayman Islands this Winter

The Cayman Islands offer a tropical retreat like no other Caribbean destination and feature a number of nonstop flights from American Airlines, Cayman Airways, Delta, JetBlue, United and Southwest Airlines, beginning June 2017, making it a hassle-free warm-weather destination for clients.

Eye on the World: EAST, Miami and Brickell

We recently snuck away to EASTMiami in the heart of Brickell to check out the new Brickell City Centre, Wynwood neighborhood and a few more treats.
Windstar Cruises is offering a special food and wine themed cruise hosted by chef, restaurateur, and author Hugh Acheson, that visits Porto, Portugal.

Windstar Cruises Named Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation

Windstar Cruises has been named the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation.
Over-the-water suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica.

Resorts within Resorts

Thanks to its combination of exclusivity and access to the amenities of the whole Melia property, this resort within a resort represents a smart trend in the Caribbean. Here’s a quick guide to some hotels that do it right.
Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa in Costa Rica offers an outstanding spa and thermal springs experience.

Globetrotting: Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

“Unique” and “extraordinary” are common and oft-misused terms when describing a spa resort, but not in the case of Costa Rica’s award-winning Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa.
Azamara Club Cruises will start sailing to Cuba next month.

Engaging Voyages

Like a good book, the cruise itineraries we’ve rounded up below are definite page-turners, and getting to the final chapter is always bittersweet.
Windstar Cruises has announced its plans to return to Alaska in spring/summer 2018 on board the Star Legend.

Windstar Cruises Returns to Alaska

Windstar Cruises has announced its plans to return to Alaska in spring/summer 2018, following two decades of inactivity in the region.
Bahia Principe

Eye on the World: Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia

This past weekend, I hopped down to Punta Cana to check out the all-new, all-inclusive Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia.
Disney Cruise Line’s popular “Star Wars” Day at Sea will return with 15 special Disney Fantasy sailings next year.

Star Wars Day at Sea 2018

In 2018, Disney Cruise Line’s popular “Star Wars” Day at Sea will return with 15 special Disney Fantasy sailings to the Caribbean from January through April.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Hawaii is offering a new custom beer, Shorebreak Session Ale, available exclusively at the resort.

Foodie Finds from the East to West Coasts

These U.S. destinations and resorts are sure to entice any traveler with a penchant for specialty food and drink offerings.
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Travel Talk: Air Travel

This month we’re talking air travel to keep you in the know of new flights across the country and around the world
There are many ways for visitors to get their oyster fix in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dive Into New Zealand’s Oyster Bar Scene

From city bars to seafood festivals and roadside stalls, New Zealand offers a variety of options for an oyster fix.
The Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun, Mexico, offers a unique dining in the dark experience.

Dine in the Dark at Grand Oasis Sens

If you can’t tell if it looks good, should you still eat it? That’s the question your clients will have to answer while dining in the dark at the Black Hole restaurant inside the all-inclusive Grand Oasis Sens.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino’s Savor St. Kitts package includes a rum tasting and cooking lesson.

Savor St. Kitts Package

Experience the best of Kittitian cuisine with the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino’s Savor St. Kitts package.
The Douro River Valley in Portugal. 

Experience Portugal’s Culinary Side

Small boutique tour operator International Culinary Tours is offering a new 10-day itinerary sampling the food and wines of Portugal from Lisbon to the Douro Valley.
The tropical Okinawa islands.

Cruise Okinawa, Japan

Live it up island style in Japan’s tropical paradise.
Guests of the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach in Florida can sip champagne and discuss artwork during the new Art & Bubbles social.

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Introduces Art & Bubbles Social

The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach in Florida has introduced an Art & Bubbles social featuring Krug Champagne and contemporary artwork.
Guests of The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Central Florida can treat their canine Valentine to the new Puppy Love package this February.

Pup-Friendly Valentine’s Getaway

This February, guests can treat their favorite four-legged companion to pet-friendly goodies at Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX collection member The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Central Florida.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Makes Its Coastal Debut

Reservations are now open for the 343-room Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach in Central Florida.
In Palm Beach, Florida, the Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is offering up to $500 in resort credits with the Discover Boca offer, which can be used towards the spa, tennis, golf, or fine dining. The Blue restaurant (pictured). 

Discover Boca Raton Florida

Luxury seekers can Discover Boca—a city in Palm Beach, Florida known for its elegance, beaches and golf courses—with an offer from Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Florida.

Palm Beach Indulgence at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Indulge, Palm Beach-style, at the five-diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Florida, where sumptuous accommodations, fine dining and a glamorous spa are just the beginning.

The Confidante Miami Beach Launches Signature Wellness Program

Multi-talented husband-and-wife team Chris and Tracie Vlaun, founders of the V Art of Wellness health and wellness group, have...
South African Airways (SAA) is offering discounted Premium Business Class fares from the U.S. to destinations in Africa.

South African Airways Offers Discounted Premium Business Class Fares

South African Airways (SAA) is offering discounted Premium Business Class fares from the U.S. to destinations in Africa for travel in 2017.
This year, grandparents can stay for free at Generations Riviera Maya, by Karisma, because when guests book a 2-bedroom suite, they’ll receive a complimentary 1-bedroom oceanfront suite.

Grandparents Stay Free at Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma

This year, grandparents can stay for free at Generations Riviera Maya, by Karisma, because when guests book a 2-bedroom suite, they’ll receive a complimentary 1-bedroom oceanfront suite.
Butterfield & Robinson's new Bermuda America’s Cup itinerary gives guests a front row seat to 35th America’s Cup.

Butterfield & Robinson Sets Sail for Bermuda’s 35th America’s Cup

Join Butterfield & Robinson in Bermuda for a week of exploring, cruising and cheering at the 35th America’s Cup.
Carnival Corporation's new wearable cruise technology Ocean Medallion will debut Nov. 13, 2017, onboard Regal Princess.

Carnival Debuts Wearable Technology on Princess

During his opening keynote at CES 2017, Carnival Corporation’s CEO Arnold Donald unveiled The Ocean Medallion, an interactive, wearable device that allows passengers to personalize their cruise experience.
Element Hotels has strengthened its fitness offerings with new partnerships with Your Trainer and MiiR Bikes.

Check In and Work Out

Element Hotels, Marriott International, Inc.’s eco-friendly brand, is giving guests more ways to stay healthy and active while on the road through its partnerships with Your Trainer, MiiR Bikes and with the re-launch of the company’s kinetic bikes.
Once the weather warms up, the outdoor terraces at MGM National Harbor are sure to be a hotspot for guests.

Eye on the World: MGM National Harbor

Vegas meets Maryland in the form of the new MGM National Harbor nestled on the banks of the Potomac River.
CroisiEurope's new MS Elbe Princesse II will sail on a 9-day itinerary between Berlin and Prague.

New Year, New Cruise Ships, Amenities and Renovations

Here's some of what to expect from the cruise industry in the coming year.
Crystal Cruises' CEO, Edie Rodriguez, will host a President’s Cruisefrom Rome to Dubai aboard the Crystal Symphony.

Crystal Cruises to Host 2017 President’s Cruise to the Holy Land

Edie Rodriguez, CEO of Crystal Cruises, will host the line's annual President’s Cruise this year aboard the Crystal Symphony, when it sails from Rome to Dubai on Nov. 4.
Guests can sail with Aqua Expeditions' CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro on a few new itineraries. (Photo courtesy by Aqua Expeditions.)

Aqua Expeditions Announces Exclusive Amazon and Mekong Sailings

Aqua Expeditions has announced two new river cruise voyages for 2017, where guests will have the opportunity to join the company's founder and CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro, or consulting chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.
Norwegian Cruise Lines announces the new build Norwegian Bliss will homeport in Miami.

Norwegian Bliss will Homeport in Miami

This morning at a ceremony at the company's corporate offices in Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it's newly built ship, Norwegian Bliss, which begins sailing in 2018, will homeport seasonally in Miami.
Pool views at UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya. (Photo courtesy of UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya.)

Discover UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya

Recommend recently attended a pop-up for UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya, where we were able to discover what makes this property unique.
Michelle Fee at the Friendship Travel Agency.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Michelle Fee

Think you know Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, think again…
Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire.

Bonaire Welcomes New Courtyard by Marriott

With non-stop flights out of Newark, Houston and Atlanta, there are plenty of ways to get your clients to the new Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire, which is also the first international hotel brand to have a presence on the island.
Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an, China.

No Gluten, No Problem: Pacific Delight Launches Gluten-Free Tours

Pacific Delight is launching a Gluten-Free tour series beginning with a fully escorted 17-day China itinerary, departing May 12, 2017.
A rendering of the Camellia’s Ladies Bar at the Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston Charmer: Hotel Bennett To Open on Iconic King Street

Hotel Bennett, Charleston, South Carolina’s new luxury hotel, is set to debut this fall on the iconic King Street...
Street art at City Walk Dubai.

Eye on the World: Dubai

Time flies when you’re seated in Emirates’ Business Class. Just ask Recommend magazine's Web Editor, Melissa Bryant, who flew on the award-winning airline’s inaugural nonstop flight between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale.

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