From blue waters to rivers, Joni Rein, former v.p. of worldwide sales for Carnival Cruise Line, is now the v.p. of sales and marketing USA for Scenic Cruises.
Think you know Tom Popper, president of insightCuba, think again….
Think you know Henry Kallan, president of the Library Hotel Collection, think again….
There’s more to John Stachnik, president and co-owner of Mayflower Tours, than meets the eye, so we decided to ask him those comical, personal and telling questions to reveal the man behind the suit.
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….
Think you know Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, think again….
Think you know Bruce Poon Tip, founder and owner of G Adventures, Inc. and founder of Planeterra Foundation, 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.”
Think you know Santiago Dunn, president of Ecoventura, think again....
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.
Think you know Melissa da Silva, president of Contiki Vacations, think again….
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.
Think you know Diana Plazas, v.p. of brand, marketing and digital for Caribbean and Latin America for Marriott International, think again….
Think you know Jennifer Tombaugh, think again….
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.
Think you know Javier Coll, think again….
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 Nikheel Advani, think again….
Think you know Harry Dalgaard, think again….
Think you know Sherwin Banda, think again….
Think you know Gerard J. Inzerillo, think again….
Think you know Paul Wiseman, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, Recommend had a chance to catch up with Norwegian's new President & COO, Andy Stuart.
Recommend had a chance to chat with European Waterways' President, John Wood-Dow, about barge cruising and what's new for the company.
Robert Veden, destination manager, Africa & Indian Ocean at Cox & Kings, The Americas, spoke to contributing editor Carla Hunt about the luxury landscape in Africa.
Marco Rosa, sr. v.p., A&K Hospitality, discusses the Southeast Asia river cruising product.
Tom Markwell, managing partner, sales and marketing, Haimark, Ltd., discusses the Southeast Asia river cruising product.
Ryan Droegemueller, product manager , Asia, East & South Africa, Globus family of brands, discusses the Southeast Asia river cruising product.
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.
Central Holidays is revving up for an exciting year. The company is expanding to launch more products than ever before, adding 60 new itineraries and new destinations spanning Africa, Europe and Latin America.
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