Chat with the Experts

Chat with the Experts

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Bruce Poon Tip

Think you know Bruce Poon Tip, founder and owner of G Adventures, Inc. and founder of Planeterra Foundation, think again….

CIE Tours Looks to the Future with New CEO

Agents, you should be booking CIE Tours International because, as the company's new CEO Elizabeth Crabill says, "with an average score of 98 percent satisfaction, the travel agent cannot go wrong with their client and their client is going to be very happy to come back and book future travel with them.”

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Santiago Dunn

Think you know Santiago Dunn, president of Ecoventura, think again....

A Chat with Martinique Tourism’s New Leadership

Recommend sat down with Karine Mousseau, the new commissioner for Martinique Tourism Authority, and Joelle Desir, the newly appointed general director for Martinique Tourism Authority, to discuss their new roles and what it means for Martinique tourism moving forward.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Melissa da Silva

Think you know Melissa da Silva, president of Contiki Vacations, think again….

UNICO Hotels Charts New Course in All-Inclusive Industry

Along a picturesque stretch of Caribbean coastline, a unique take on the all-inclusive concept is debuting in Riviera Maya the first quarter of 2017.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Diana Plazas

Think you know Diana Plazas, v.p. of brand, marketing and digital for Caribbean and Latin America for Marriott International, think again….

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Jennifer Tombaugh

Think you know Jennifer Tombaugh, think again….

Palace Live!

If your clients have ever attended one of Palace Resorts’ star-studded concerts, then you already know how these events can take a vacation from great to over the top.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Javier Coll

Think you know Javier Coll, think again….

Q&A With Lia Batkin and Seth Kaplan, Founders of In the Know Experiences

It has been nearly 10 years since husband and wife team Lia Batkin and Seth Kaplan founded In the Know Experiences, a luxury travel and lifestyle company that aims to provide clients with once-in-a-lifetime, humble-bragging, bucket list-checking experiences.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Nikheel Advani

Think you know Nikheel Advani, think again….

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Harry Dalgaard

Think you know Harry Dalgaard, think again….

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Sherwin Banda

Think you know Sherwin Banda, think again….

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Gerard J. Inzerillo

Think you know Gerard J. Inzerillo, think again….

Coffee Time With Industry Vets: Paul Wiseman

Think you know Paul Wiseman, think again...

Q&A With Grand Residences’ General Manager Carlo Bicaci

Tucked away in a private enclave between Riviera Maya and Cancun, the 103-all-suite Grand Residences Riviera Cancun provides, according to general manager Carlo Bicaci, something unique to the area’s hotel landscape.

Q&A With Rail Europe’s Zine Belhonchet

Rail Europe is on a roll. Last year, Rail Europe, Inc. consolidated with Rail Europe 4A to form one business unit, in addition to launching a new version of its app—but the largest distributor of European rail products worldwide isn’t stopping there.

Q&A With Central Holidays CEO Gianni Miradoli on Outdoor Journeys’ Expansion

For Outdoor Journeys, Central Holidays’ active vacations brand, authenticity is one of many key components necessary to providing the type of active travel experience guests will want to write home about and experience again...and again.
Le Bristol Paris hotel.

Q&A With Oetker Collection’s New Senior V.P. of Sales & Marketing

Jean-Pierre Soutric was recently appointed the role of senior v.p. sales & marketing for The Oetker Collection, a position he hopes to use as a vehicle to strengthen and grow the organization.

Q&A With Kevin Froemming

Recommend’s contributing writer Donna Ray had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Froemming, executive v.p. & chief marketing officer for Playa Resorts Management, at the Nov. 19 grand re-opening celebration of Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.

Q&A With Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s New CEO Filip Boyen

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is sporting a new look under the helm of a new CEO for its 25th anniversary year.

The Scoop on Dream Vacations From the Creative Minds Behind It

Here's the scoop on what you need to know about CruiseOne's new brand—Dream Vacations—from the creative minds that put this new initiative together.

Q&A With One&Only Resorts’ New Vice President of Marketing Mike Bonner

Travel industry veteran Mike Bonner joined One&Only Resorts’ team as the newly appointed vice president of marketing last month after working for more than two decades in various sales and marketing positions at well-recognized cruise and hospitality companies, including Celebrity Cruises, Maybourne Hotel Group, and most recently, Silversea Cruises.

Q&A With Central Holidays’ New V.P. of Latin America and Cuba Division

After many years of serving as the executive vice president of the South America division at LATOUR, Arthur Berman has joined Central Holidays as vice president of the company’s newly created Latin America and Cuba division.

Q&A with Stanford Court’s New Director of Sales & Marketing

Stanford Court, a Highgate Hotels property, is located atop San Francisco's Nob Hill. Recommend caught up with Ruben Barahona, the new director of sales and marketing to get the scoop on what new programs will be added and what role agents play for the property.
Rendering of the Crystal Esprit marina and the submarine.

Q&A With Crystal Cruises’ Edie Rodriguez

Following Crystal Cruises' recent brand expansion announcements, Recommend took the opportunity to chat with Edie Rodriguez, Crystal Cruises' president and CEO, to discuss what this means for the cruise line.

Q&A With Lauren Summers, Director of Marketing, Visit Wales North America

Lauren Summers, director of marketing, Visit Wales North America, talks to Recommend about why Wales should be on a Great Britain itinerary.

Virtuoso Agent Staci Kimball Gives Us the Scoop on Adventures by Disney

Virtuoso agent Staci Kimball gave us her take on what it's like to sell the Adventures by Disney product and what she learned from her recent travels to Central Europe with the tour operator.
Adolfo Perez, Carnival's new v.p. of trade sales and marketing.

Q&A with Carnival’s New V.P. of Trade Sales & Marketing

Adolfo Perez, a 33-year veteran of Carnival Cruise Lines, started his new role as the company's v.p. of trade sales and marketing this month. Recommend had a chance to catch up with him this week to get the scoop on what changes he plans to bring to his new role, and what that means for travel agents.
The Mantra Samui Resort.

Q&A with Co-Founders of the Louis T Collection

Recommend's Editor, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, recently had a chance to get the scoop on the Louis T Collection, a new personality-driven hospitality and building solutions company, which was inspired by the life and times of Louis T. Leonowens.

Q&A with Jeffrey Klein of Turnberry Isle Miami

Jeffrey Klein was recently named Turnberry Isle Miami's vice president and managing director. Recommend's Associate Editor had a chance to chat with Klein about what his new role means for the Aventura property, as well as who the ideal Turnberry client is, and what changes are expected for the property.

Q&A With CruiseOne Franchisee Mara Hargarther

We checked in with CruiseOne franchisee Mara Hargarther, of Hargarther, Thaler & Associates, LLC, in Ponte Vedra, Florida, to learn how she planned an upcoming knitting-themed trip in Alaska—it's a July departure with Celebrity Cruises.
Andy Stuart is named Norwegian's new president and COO.

Q&A with Andy Stuart, President & COO of Norwegian Cruise Line

At Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, Recommend had a chance to catch up with Norwegian's new President & COO, Andy Stuart.

Q&A with European Waterways’ President

Recommend had a chance to chat with European Waterways' President, John Wood-Dow, about barge cruising and what's new for the company.

Q&A With Robert Veden, Destination Manager, Africa & Indian Ocean at Cox & Kings,...

Robert Veden, destination manager, Africa & Indian Ocean at Cox & Kings, The Americas, spoke to contributing editor Carla Hunt about the luxury landscape in Africa.
Sanctuary Retreats

Q&A with Marco Rosa, Sr. V.P., A&K Hospitality

Marco Rosa, sr. v.p., A&K Hospitality, discusses the Southeast Asia river cruising product.
Mekong Princess

Q&A with Haimark, Ltd.’s Tom Markwell

Tom Markwell, managing partner, sales and marketing,­ Haimark, Ltd., discusses the Southeast Asia river cruising product.

Q&A with Globus’ Ryan Droegemueller

Ryan Droegemueller, product manager ­, Asia, East & South Africa,­ Globus family of brands, discusses the Southeast Asia river cruising product.

Q&A with MLT Vacations Execs at MLT University 2014

I had time to sit and chat with MLT Vacations execs at MLT University 2014.

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