Think you know John Caldwell, president of Delta Vacations, think again… John went to college to become a pilot, but then decided that he preferred working in marketing and sales. But, we’ll let him explain in this installment of our Coffee Time With Industry Vets Q&A series.
Think you know Peter Jon Lindberg, director of inspiration for Conrad Hotels & Resorts, think again….
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Think you know Gerard J. Inzerillo, think again….
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.
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.
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.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is sporting a new look under the helm of a new CEO for its 25th anniversary year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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.
At Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, Recommend had a chance to catch up with Norwegian's new President & COO, Andy Stuart.
Robert Veden, destination manager, Africa & Indian Ocean at Cox & Kings, The Americas, spoke to contributing editor Carla Hunt about the luxury landscape in Africa.
I had time to sit and chat with MLT Vacations execs at MLT University 2014.
In the Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa onsite review, which appears in the September Family issue, Lynn Clark, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts' vice president, domestic travel industry & destination sales, offers some insight about the resort. Here, we've posted the interview in its entirety.
Two months ago, Debbie Fiorino was promoted to Senior Vice President of CruiseOne & Cruises Inc. In this Q&A, she talks about what's in store for both brands and how she is adapting to her new role.
We had the opportunity to speak with Marilyn Cairo and Hilary Lanzer, ASK ME's managing partners and founders, about destination weddings in Mexico.
In late-December, Recommend's editor-in-chief, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, sat down with Crystal Cruises’ COO & President, Edie Bornstein, on board the refreshed Crystal Serenity while it was docked at PortMiami.
The All Inclusive Collection is stepping up its game in Mexico and the Dominican Republic with revamped offers and a bevy of perks for travelers staying at these Hard Rock Hotels. We caught up with the All Inclusive Collection's VP of Marketing, Frank Maduro, to find out more about these hotels and what your clients can expect from a stay at an all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel.
With 147 years of history, Peninsula Hotels is not one to rest on its laurels. It's debuting new hotels in hot destinations like Myanmar and offering innovative ways for its luxury clientele to vacation whether they are in Chicago or Tokyo. Editor-in-chief Paloma Villaverde de Rico spoke with Peninsula's VP of marketing, Robert Cheng, to learn about the company's plans for the future and how travel agents play a key role.
Mexico City recently launched its Live It to Believe It marketing campaign. Developed and promoted by the Mexico Tourism Board, the aim is to attract North American travelers to Mexico City to experience the destination’s culture, historic landmarks and colonial architecture, as well as culinary flavors.
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