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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.
The Broadway-style adaptation of “Frozen” aboard the Disney Wonder.

Onboard Review: Disney Wonder, Reimagined

Taking a live class with Black Widow at the Marvel Super Hero Academy and feeling the snow during a Broadway-style adaptation of the animated hit “Frozen” are just two of the ground-breaking experiences I sampled on the inaugural post-dry dock sailing of the renovated Disney Wonder.
Dragon boat race on the Elbe River.

Onsite Review: Smile, You’re in Magdeburg

We, and more than 1,100 delegates from 45 countries, were in Saxony-Anhalt’s capital city of Magdeburg for the 42nd Germany Travel Mart (GTM), the largest incoming workshop for Destination Germany hosted by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) and the Magdeburg Marketing Kongress und Tourismus GmbH.
A rendering of the Alpine Spa at the Burgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

Recharge With a Spa Escape

Although nowadays wellness vacations encompass a long list of elements, what traditionally comes to mind when you think wellness is a spa stay. And European hotels know a thing or two about creating the perfect spa escape.
Vintage wheels and the National Capitol Building: Welcome to Havana.

Eye on the World: Cuba with Celestyal Cruises

Recommend's Caribbean editor Ed Wetschler has just returned from a week in Cuba via Celestyal Cruises.
Spa time at the Miramonte Resort & Spa.

Wellness Escapes

It’s a new year, and with that comes a plethora of weight-loss and fitness resolutions. Traveling does not need to equal time off from a healthy lifestyle, nor does keeping active have to mean endless hours at a hotel gym.
Susan Farewell

Susan Farewell: Wellness Escapes

The crazier our world seems to get, the more our clients come to us looking for places they can go, clear their heads and rejuvenate themselves both physically and mentally. It’s all about getting away from the stress and finding rest and nourishment.
Opposite page: Cooking class aboard AmaWaterways.

Navigating New River & Small Ship Cruise Offerings

Let’s start with some mouthwatering options.
Avanti offers bike tours in several destinations.

Travel Talk: Wellness

Here's what's new for hotels and tours. This month we're focusing on hotels with a wellness perk and biking tours.

Cruising Japan

Getting to Japan is easy, and getting around Japan on a land tour couldn’t be more seamless, but Princess Cruises wants you to think about selling cruising to Japan.
Visit Iceland Northern Lights

From Texas to “Winterfell,” Trafalgar Has the Globe Covered

Trafalgar has introduced five new destinations and added 23 itineraries for 2017.
Old Havana Collette Travel

Cuba Dances Her Way to the Top

Can a destination be both the hottest destination and the number one emerging destination for 2017?

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Paula Twidale

Although Paula has met many celebrities, politicians and culturally diverse people during her life working in the travel industry, she says the most interesting person she's ever met is the one she met on a beach in Grenada.
The new entrance to El San Juan Hotel, re-opening February 2017.

El San Juan Hotel Re-Opens

El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico is scheduled to re-open in February 2017 after undergoing a property-wide renovation.

Gansevoort Turks + Caicos Ups the Ante

Gansevort Turks + Caicos, a full-service luxury resort on Providenciales, is offering a few enhancements to up the ante on it's Penthouses or Suites stay experiences.
Views over Prague. (Photo credit: CroisiEurope)

CroisiEurope Teams Up with TRAVELSAVERS

CroisiEurope has teamed up with TRAVELSAVERS in a new partnership that will begin at the start of 2017.
Guestroom at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables. (Photo courtesy of Hotel Colonnade.)

The Revamped Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables

The Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, formerly The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables, recently joined Starwood Hotel & Resorts' portfolio and completed an $18 million renovation.

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina Opens

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina, located about five miles from Duval Street, opens Jan. 12, 2017 in Stock Island in the Florida Keys.
Miramonte Resort & Spa becomes a Curio by Hilton property. (Photo courtesy of Miramonte Resort & Spa)

Curio by Hilton Adds Miramonte Resort & Spa

Curio-A Collection by Hilton announced the addition of Miramonte Resort & Spa to it's portfolio.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has eceived approval from the Cuban government to sail to Cuba.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Sailings to Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s brands—Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises—have all received approval from the Cuban government to sail to Cuba.
Andre Gerondeau, executive v.p. hotels for Melia Hotels International.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Andre Gerondeau

Andre Gerondeau, executive v.p. hotels for Melia Hotels International, grew up around the hotel business, took his first international trip before he was a year old and hasn't stopped since. We’ll let him explain in this installment of our Coffee Time With Industry Vets Q&A series.
U by Uniworld will head to Amsterdam in 2018, as well as Paris and Budapest. (Photo courtesy of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection)

U by Uniworld Targets the Next Generation

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection announced it's latest addition, U by Uniworld, which launches March 2017 and begins sailings in early 2018.
Poolside at the renovated Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa. (Photo couresty of Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa)

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa Debuts in January

January 2017 Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa debuts with 310 guestrooms and suites. After completing a $40 million renovation,
The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is offering a Ski Break package, featuring lift tickets to the nearby Butternut Ski Resort.

Ski and Stay a While in the Berkshires

Three renowned Berkshire County properties—Red Lion Inn, Porches at MASS MoCA , and the Hotel on North—have partnered with area ski resorts to offer Ski and Stay a While packages, including lift tickets to local family-friendly ski resorts Jiminy Peak Ski Resort and Ski Butternut.
Sunset ceremony at the Outrigger Figi Beach Resort.

Outrigger Resorts Offers New Signature Experiences Series

Outrigger Resorts is offering expanded destination-specific cultural activities, programs and amenities to connect guests with the people and culture of its beachfront destinations.
Poolside at the Palapa Royal Service Restaurant. (Photo courtesy of Paradisus Los Cabos.)

Paradisus Los Cabos Opens

Paradisus Los Cabos, an all-inclusive resort, is set to open December 23, 2016. The 350-guestroom property, formerly Melia Cabo Real, recently went through a multi-million dollar renovation to transform it into a Paradisus by Melia hotel.
Sandals' Over-the-Water Suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. (Photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts.)

Sandals Debuts Over-the-Water Bungalows

Sandals debuted it's first Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay earlier this month. In addition, Sandals announced it's plans for the development of additional Over-the-Water Suites at new locations throughout the Caribbean.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco’s chef Thais Rodriguez takes guests on a tour through the local San Pedro Market.

Peru’s Modern Appeal

The best of Peru isn’t just in its past.
The Reef by CuisinArt's lobby staircase.

The Reef by CuisinArt Opens in Anguilla

The Reef by CuisinArt, Anguilla’s newest luxury beachfront destination, is now open.
Audley Travel offers tours in more than 80 countries, as well as Antarctica cruises. (Photo credit: Rich WIse)

Audley Travel Joins USTOA

Audley Travel, specialists in customized travel, has joined USTOA, bringing the association’s current total to 52 active members representing nearly 160 brands.
JP Oliver in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: John “JP” Oliver

Think you know John “JP” Oliver, think again…. There’s more to JP Oliver, v.p. and managing director of The Confidante and...
Dream Hotel Group, A rendering of Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Long Hai, Vietnam. (Photo credit: Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa)

Dream Hotel Group Expands into Vietnam

Dream Hotel Group has signed its first hotel in Vietnam with locally owned Beegreen Group to develop Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Long Hai.
Azamara Club Cruises' Azamara Quest will sail to Cuba on March 21, 2017. 

Azamara Club Cruises Offers Destination Immersive Cuba Sailing

Azamara Club Cruises is the latest cruise line to announce that it will begin sailing to Cuba next year....
Royal Caribbean International's first Cuba sailing will take place on April 19, 2017.

Royal Caribbean International’s Empress of the Seas Sets Sail for Cuba

For the first time in the cruise line’s history, Royal Caribbean International will sail to Cuba.
Insight Vacations is expanding its Luxury Gold portfolio.

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