Culinary

A Taste of Ecuador

La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa—a former hacienda perched on an Andean hillside less than three hours outside of Quito, Ecuador—is offering its guests a taste of Ecuador through onsite cooking classes.

Onboard and On Shore Culinary Offerings

Cruise lines are tempting passengers onboard and on shore with new culinary offerings.

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.

Holland America Line Launches Onboard Cooking Shows

Holland America Line is enhancing its culinary programming with the introduction of shipboard cooking shows produced in partnership with the long-running TV show “America’s Test Kitchen.”

Oktoberfest-Inspired Beercations

Oktoberfest may have just finished, but there's still time to plan a break inspired by the famous Bavarian beer festival. We've rounded up three beercations that bring a taste of Oktoberfest closer to home.

Cheers to the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami

I had the opportunity to dine at the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami to check out their Miami Spice menu offerings, but there's more going on at the resort than a delicious meal.

Prime Dining at the Inn on Fifth

Dining is a pivotal component of guests’ stay, which is why the Inn on Fifth hotel, a boutique 119-guestroom property in Naples, Florida, has decided to replace its Avenue 5 restaurant with the modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell Ocean Prime.

The Sights, Sounds and Flavors of South America

South America is the ideal destination for active travelers looking to dive into the sights, sounds and flavors of pre-Columbian cultures.

Design and Culinary Experiences in Italy

Italy is buzzing with new hotel openings and tours to offer your Italophile clients.

A Culinary Twist to Guests’ Stay

According to the to the seventh annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index, more than 53 percent of Americans haven’t taken a vacation in the last 12 months, which means you can still make a big impact on your bottom line by tempting your vacation-deprived clients with one of these culinary offerings.

When in Miami, Do Like the Italians

If an Italy vacation is out of the cards this year due to time or budget constraints, suggest your clients take a weekend trip to Miami, where they can eat, shop and play the Italian way.

Norwegian Expands Margaritaville Experience

"When we first launched Margaritaville at Sea, it blew us away…and now we are super excited to be talking about how we are expanding the venue," said Andy Stuart, president and COO of Norwegian Cruise Line at a media event.

Take in Prague’s Brews and Views

Drink up the culture of Prague on Eating Prague Tours’ new Brews and Views beer tour.

Artful Dining at the National Hotel Miami Beach

The food, almost too beautiful to eat. The venue, an iconic Art Deco hotel in Miami Beach. Me, as happy as a clam dining on samples from the National Hotel Miami Beach’s new menu at the charming Tamara’s Bistro restaurant.

Silversea Announces Tasty New Culinary Cruises 

Silversea Cruises has unveiled three new Culinary Expedition Voyages for 2016 and 2017.

Avanti Dishes Out New Cooking Classes in Europe

Independent travelers hungry for unique culinary experiences will be happy to hear that Avanti Destinations has added 25 cooking classes to its menu of travel products in Europe.

Eye on the World: The Beloved Hotel and Finest Playa Mujeres

Romance, excitement, and cool ocean breezes were in the air at the Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts’ The Beloved Hotel and Finest Playa Mujeres properties in Mexico—and I was there to experience it all!
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.

Get Ready for Some Sliming…the Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana is Open

Water slides, a gorgeous beach, expertly crafted cuisine, hanging with the locals—we're thinking SpongeBob SquarePants, not Punta Cana locals—and a Pineapple Villa! Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana has it goin' on.

Paradise Beach Nevis’ Sweet Summer Special

Paradise Beach Nevis, a beachfront resort featuring seven individually decorated villas, is celebrating mango season—a beloved seasonal fruit—with the new Summer Sunsation package.

25 Top Things to Do in Barbados

Here are the 25 top things to do in Barbados according to the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

New Cruise Experiences put the Focus on Family

Carnival, Disney and Norwegian have unveiled new family-friendly amenities including open-air cycling, private island ziplining and Marvel super hero training.

Celebrity Millennium’s Modern Makeover

ast month, the Celebrity Millennium emerged from dry dock sporting a refreshed look and a new lineup of enhancements.

A Vietnam Retreat Joins SLH

Naman Retreat, a boutique beachfront enclave in Da Nang City, Vietnam, joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s collection last month.

Takeaways From Israel Day 2016

Why sell Israel? Just “look at the numbers,” said Eyal Carlin, director of the Southern Region for the Israel Ministry of Tourism last Wednesday at the Israel Day 2016 event in Fort Lauderdale. “2015 was the best year ever of travel from the U.S. to Israel and the trend is continuing on into 2016.”

Discover Tuscany with Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Montalcino, Italy has launched new guest programming designed to immerse guests in the rich cultural heritage of the region through a variety of new activities, on-property and off-property, including moonlight horseback riding tours, an authentic Tuscan grigliata (BBQ) in the property’s vineyard, and an intimate vegetable gardening class.

Grupo Posadas Unveils Collection of Beach Resorts

Grupo Posadas has officially introduced its Fiesta Americana Resort Collection featuring 12 unique beach resort properties in some of the most sought-after locations throughout Mexico.

The Swag Announces Three Cooking Schools for 2016

Located high above the Great Smoky Mountains at an elevation of 5,000 ft., The Swag—a 14-guestroom luxury hideaway situated on 250 acres of private property in Waynesville, North Carolina—has announced a series of mountaintop cooking schools in 2016.

Cuba by Cruise

With Cuba's doors open to U.S. travelers, there are more opportunities than ever for you and your clients to visit the trending island nation.

Eye on the World: Barbados

Have you ever visited a garden inside a cave? What about a rum factory on an old plantation? Have you swam with sea turtles or eaten foie gras and duck ravioli in a cliffside restaurant? No? Well, that just means you haven't been to Barbados.

Cheers to Florida’s Gulf Toast Beer Trail

Along Florida's glittering Gulf Coast, your clients will find brilliant beaches, waterfront resorts and a treasure trove of local bars, wineries and breweries spanning 140 miles from Parrish, Florida to Marco Island.

Intriguing Istanbul

For thousands of years, people have traveled to and through the site of Turkey’s capital city of Istanbul, now it's your clients' turn.

Eating Around Tuscany

Eating Italy has announced a new culinary tour through Florence, Tuscany.

On the Travel Menu in Chile & Peru

The April issue of Recommend highlights tours focusing on food in Latin America. Now, our Latin America Carla Hunt is expanding on that “travel menu” to include a “preview tasting” of two hotels offering clients farm-to-table culinary experiences to accompany luxury lodgings in five-star destinations.

Getaways Made Just For Mom

This Mother’s Day, help your clients surprise their family’s matriarch with a getaway packed with mom-approved activities.

Food & Wine at Sea: A Q&A With Dream Vacations Franchisee Peggy Rosenthal

Dream Vacations franchise owner Peggy Rosenthal gives her perspective on food and wine at sea.

Farm-to-Fork European Bike Tours

DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.’s 2016 line-up of European bike tours gives cyclists the best of both worlds—trips through picturesque destinations accompanied by farm-to-fork experiences.

Navigating Through the Venice of China

Once hailed as China's leading silk-producing city, Suzhou, a more than 2,500-year-old town in the Yangtze River Basin known as the "Venice of China," has partnered with the "Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale, and other U.S. cities to connect North American travelers with the Far East destination.
Suncadia, a Destination Hotel.

Hotels for Foodies

For every guest, whether foodie or not, food plays a big part in their vacation satisfaction.
Cunard offers innovative culinary offerings.

Cruise Lines Whip Up Culinary Treats

Whether it’s a new restaurant, a wine-themed cruise in France, or partnering with celebrity chefs, cruise lines—ocean- and river-going—are whipping up some tasty treats for your culinary aficionado clientele.

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