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Wilderness Scotland is offering a new road cycling tour of Great Britain and Ireland.

Explore Great Britain and Ireland by Bicycle

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle in 1817, adventure travel specialist Wilderness Scotland is offering a new road cycling tour of Great Britain and Ireland.
The Commodore Suite.

Globetrotting: The Perry Hotel Key West

Key West’s latest property opening, The Perry Hotel Key West, brings a chic vibe to Stock Island, an area known for its fishing and artist community.
Marriott Caribbean & Latin America properties in Santiago, Chile are offering snow and ski hotel packages.

Chill in Chile When It’s Chilly

Looking for a snow day this summer? Marriott Caribbean & Latin America have you covered with a selection of exciting snow and ski hotel packages.
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.
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.
On Butterfield & Robinson’s new India Walking, guests visit the Blue City of Jodhpur.

Butterfield & Robinson Announces Walking Tour in India for 2018

Butterfield & Robinson has announced its return to north India with the new 7-day India Walking itinerary running through February 2018.
The lounge at the Milestone Hotel where afternoon tea is served.

London’s Milestone Hotel Offers Exclusive Access to Wimbledon

For premier access to Wimbledon, book your clients at London’s Milestone Hotel, where guests can take advantage of an exclusive package that includes three days of pampering and entry to elite events around the city.
Taking a cruise—both ocean-going and on the rivers—is one of the most popular ways to vacation, according to the survey, and Cuba is a top international destination. (Photo credit: Royal Caribbean International)

Travel Trends

You, too, are the travel experts, so we conducted a Future of Travel survey a couple of months back on recommend.com to get your take on what’s trending in travel in 2017 and 2018.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay’s annual Body & Mind Weeks will connect guests with more than 20 pro athletes through the resort’s existing sports offerings.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay Hosts Annual Body & Mind Weeks

The time is almost here for Club Med Sandpiper Bay’s annual Body & Mind Weeks held April 29-June 3 this year at the all-inclusive hotel in St. Lucie South Florida.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour's Fifth Anniversary Catch & Cook Experience includes a private 5-hour-long fishing excursion in Miami.

South Florida Hotel Offers Catch & Cook Experience

In celebration of its decade in business, Miami’s St. Regis Bal Harbour is offering an over-the-top Fifth Anniversary Catch & Cook Experience.
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.
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.

Jungle Island’s Extreme Makeover

Jungle Island, the 18-acre landmark attraction on Watson Island in Miami is getting an extreme makeover.
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.
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.

D-Boat Experience in Antigua

In Antigua, D-Boat offers families a high-energy water park experience.
UnCruise Adventures offers itineraries in Central America.

Beyond Alaska

UnCruise Adventures, with eight ships that range in size from 22 to 88 passengers, recently debuted the remodeled 62-passenger Safari Voyager.
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.
View of Mount St. Helena from Cardinale Winery.

Expect the Unexpected

These three hot destinations—California, Florida and Nevada—offer your clients more than the conventional travel opportunities.
A 300-ft.-high glacier wall on Prince William Sound. (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Onsite Review: Alaska, the John Hall Way

To say that Alaska left me hypnotized is to put it mildly. Yes, I admit it was my first time to the 49th state, so that’s going to happen with most destinations you or your clients visit for the first time, but there’s something about Alaska that resonates with visitors long after they’ve left it behind.
Globus is offering new tour options in Africa.

On the Road and River in Asia & Africa in 2017

It’s challenging enough to brand a country, let alone an entire continent, but that’s exactly what Africa has in mind.

Eye on Monaco

We’ve got our eyes on the 126-room Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco’s Golden Square for its upscale accommodations, clever packages and unique programming.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Launches Luxury Seaplane Service

Nestled on a 5.5-acre private island in Little Torch Key, Florida, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, a Noble House Resort, has announced a new seaplane service in partnership with Tropic Ocean Airways.

Sporty, Sumptuous and Spirited Mexico Vacation Packages

For a taste of the sporty, sweet and sumptuous side of one of North American's favorite vacation playgrounds, book these Mexico vacation packages.

Eye on the World: Alaska

Earlier this month, I left the humidity of Miami for the dry—and delightful—weather of Alaska. I hopped on one of John Hall's Alaska tours and...well, the images speak for themselves. Stunning? So much more than that.

Intrepid Travel Sets Sail for the Florida Keys

Intrepid Travel has introduced a new sailing tour in the Florida Keys' remote Dry Tortugas National Park for travel in 2017.

Make a Break for Club Med

This fall, your clients can escape to the all-inclusive Club Med Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic; Club Med Cancun Yucatan in Mexico; or Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Florida and enjoy up to 50 percent off rates.

A Wild Thai Adventure for Multi-Gen Families

For an off-the-beaten path vacation fit for multigenerational families, book one of Wild Planet Adventures’ custom Wildlife Adventures itineraries.

Classic Vacations Reveals National Parks Itineraries

On the heels of the National Park Service celebrating its 100th birthday, Classic Vacations has joined forces with National Parks Revealed to offer a host of new itineraries to U.S. National Parks, as well as other destinations in the western U.S., Alaska, and southern Florida, including The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Mount Rushmore, and Yellowstone.

Mexico for Families, Couples and Solo Travelers

From teens and tweens to lovebirds and those with a full nest, Mexico's robust hotel scene has something for every type of traveler.

Discover the Marvels of Costa Rica

Pleasant Holidays has opened sales of its 2017 Costa Rica Guided Vacations with guaranteed departures every other Saturday through Dec. 10, 2016, and from Jan. 7 to Dec. 9, 2017 with no minimum number of travelers required.

Eye on the World: Adventures by Disney on the Danube

Adventures by Disney's 8-day Danube River cruise is an action-packed itinerary that takes clients to eight destinations in four countries, and I've got a whirlwind photo tour with all the highlights.
Elephant sighting at Chongwe River Camp in Zambia is on the INCA itinerary.

A Love for the Exotic

Couples looking to rekindle their flame amidst exotic locations should look east to Africa and the Middle East. Here, the flame is fanned while viewing the Big 5, exploring cities steeped in history and walking in the footsteps of early explorers.

Explore Dusseldorf, Top Down, on a VW Safari

There are many ways to explore the posh and modern city of Dusseldorf located on the Rhine in western Germany, but the most exhilarating mode just might be from behind the wheel of a historic and colorful VW Beetle or Buggy.

A Pompeii Adventure in the Caribbean

Yes, we know the ancient Roman city of Pompeii with its numerous temples and weathered sites is quite a ways away from the glittering Caribbean; however, Montserrat, the Caribbean’s modern-day Pompeii offers just as impressive volcano-shaped landscapes, and your clients can see it all from the seat of a helicopter on the Four Seasons Resort Nevis and Olveston House of Montserrat’s new Peaks of Perfection package.

How to Live Like a Local in Hawaii 

Today's travelers don't just want to fit in with the locals, they want to live like them, too. And while your clients may not be able to pick up Pidgin in time for their Hawaii vacation, you can book them at one of these properties where they can surf, party and get pampered like a native.

Book Now for Japan’s 2017 Cherry Blossom Season 

Super Value Tours has announced details of its cherry blossom season tours for 2017.

Taking Yoga to the Next (Elevation) Level

At the luxury tented Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, guests can participate in one of three heli-yoga experiences in the UNESCO-designated Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Area.

Take a Hike in Southern Maine

When your outdoorsy clients come asking for a new place to adventure, tell them you’ve found this oceanfront escape on the rocky coast of Southern Maine where they can hike, mountain bike, and sail.
The Outdoor Lounge at Karongwe River Lodge.

South Africa From Beach to Bush

At INDABA 2016, one catchphrase that kept ringing throughout Africa’s largest tradeshow was “value for money.” While this notion could easily apply to hotels alone in South Africa (five-star lodges at less than $200 a night are just the start), value in this country goes far beyond the physical.
Guests can enjoy paddleboarding on the St. Lucie River. (Michelle Arean)

Onsite Review: An Athletic Transformation at Club Med Sandpiper Bay

onfession: I don’t have an athletic bone in my body. My idea of a workout is my occasional Bar Method class or biking through the neighborhood. And even that, I can’t commit to with much accountability. But during my stay at Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida, I transformed into a pseudo-athlete. A
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort in Cabo San Lucas offers a Desert to Ocean Experience.

Singular Experiences

We’ve put together a selection of singular experiences that can only be made in Mexico.
The Marchenzimmer Raum (Fairy Tale Room) at the Boutique Hotel Schieferhof.

At Home in Thuringia, Germany

It was a chilly December night when I settled into my seat at St. George’s Church (Georgenkirche) in Eisenach, Germany for the sold-out Johann Sebastian Bach Weihnachts Oratorium. By this time, my press trip through the central German state of Thuringia had ended, but my affable guide Cornelia insisted I take part in this cherished holiday tradition she and her husband attend annually.
Susan Farewell

Travel Advisor Corner: Dining Out on International Travel Experiences

To survive and thrive as a travel agent today, you have to think out of the box…big time. Many clients are no longer satisfied with just seeing a destination’s highlights and getting their photos taken in front of the iconic landmarks.
Chayote Lodge, Costa Rica.

Onsite Review: Chayote Lodge, Costa Rica

Fine, sustainable lodgings mixed with authentic experiences are in the DNA of Costa Rica, and Rico Tours president Leigh Ann Cloutier is excited about the country’s newest: Chayote Lodge.
Wild Planet Adventures’ Borneo itineraries offer the opportunity to see orangutans in the wild.

Journeys Beyond the Ordinary

Adventure travelers in general, and baby boomers in particular, have both ample appetites and ample budgets for vacations that mix up active adventure and involving cultural experiences, enhanced by expert guides and top-quality comfort, according to the Adventure Travel Trade Association. And that’s where the growth market seems to be in the wide and wonderful world called Asia, where clients will find a host of different paths to exploring far horizons on journeys beyond the ordinary.
Puzzle Israel is offering a yoga and culinary itinerary in Israel.

Explore Israel Off the Well-Trodden Road

Israel is known for its Holy Land treasures—and rightfully so—but tell your clients that this tiny country is much more than a mecca for religious-focused travels. This country is made for visitors seeking out active exploration and cultural interactions with the locals.
Whale-watching in the Bay of Samana in the Dominican Republic.

Only on These Islands, 5 Unforgettable Experiences

“The average couple staying for one week at a Sandals Resort will take three Island Routes tours.” That insider’s comment at JAPEX is Exhibit A for making the case that Caribbean beach holidays have changed. Sure, even the most active and inquisitive travelers still lounge around the pool, but they also want to do things, see things. Following are five experiential activities that are hot—and are best booked in advance.
For 2017, Ponant is adding to its Antarctica sailings.

Expedition Cruising: Adventure of a Lifetime

Fifty years ago Lindblad Expeditions founder Lars-Eric Lindblad led the first citizen explorer expedition to Antarctica, marking the invention of the category of “expedition travel.”
Red Rock Canyon exploration awaits guests staying at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.

Hotel Desk: Escape the Ordinary

A wellness-focused getaway wrapped with a bit of local experiences make for an ideal vacation that everyone from adventurous millennials to well-traveled baby boomers can appreciate.

explora Valle Sagrado Puts the Accent on Exploring

With the opening of explora Valle Sagrado in Peru’s Sacred Valley on July 1, the explora group will be welcoming guests to its first hotel outside Chile.

Island Routes Adds New Destination

Island Routes celebrated its seventh anniversary on June 1, and with that came the announcement of a new destination (its 12th one, in fact)—Mexico.