Culinary

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.

Caribbean Princess to Debut Seven New Dining Options

This week, Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess will debut seven new dining options following its 2-week multi-million-dollar renovation.
Eden Project in Cornwall. (Michelle Arean)

Globetrotting: Southwest England

A Culinary Feast from Countryside to Bustling Cities
A dessert feast at Zuma, a new eatery at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

A Dash of Vegas

Here’s a sprinkling of new tasty morsels in Vegas.
Palace Resorts is now offering Certified Angus Beef at all of its properties throughout Mexico.

The Culinary Scene

Mexico knows how to create a wondrous culinary spread. In this country, which has given the world mole, tacos al pastor and guacamole, among a long list of other menu superstars, sitting down for a meal is an experience to be savored, as well as a savory experience.
While sailing on AmaVida in Portugal, guests can go on visits to vineyards.

Flavor-Packed Iberian Peninsula

Culinary tourism seems to be about the most popular ingredient on the menu when it comes to the travel demand for new and involving experiences
The Bristol Cathedral, Southwest England

Eye on the World: Southwest England

Eclectic towns, cultural cities, street art, captivating castles, and memorable meals filled my days while touring Southwest England during this year’s ExploreGB.
Oceania Cruises is bringing the flavors and heritage of traditional Cuban cooking on board all Cuba sailings. 

Eat, Drink, Sail: Food- and Wine-Themed Cruises

Sip and savor the flavors of Europe, Cuba and the Pacific Northwest on one of these tantalizing culinary- or wine-themed sailings.
Restaurant Benazuza at Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun, Mexico specializes in molecular dining.

Unique All-Inclusive Eats

All-inclusive hotels in Mexico are satisfying guests' demand for unique dining options with specialized menus and menu items catered to the travel gourmand.

Chilean Vineyards Take Wine Tourism Beyond Tastings

Smart visitors to Chile leave time for at least one or two days away from Santiago, following the wine roads that link the vast vineyards just beyond the capital.
Windstar Cruises is offering a special food and wine themed cruise hosted by chef, restaurateur, and author Hugh Acheson, that visits Porto, Portugal.

Windstar Cruises Named Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation

Windstar Cruises has been named the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Hawaii is offering a new custom beer, Shorebreak Session Ale, available exclusively at the resort.

Foodie Finds from the East to West Coasts

These U.S. destinations and resorts are sure to entice any traveler with a penchant for specialty food and drink offerings.
There are many ways for visitors to get their oyster fix in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dive Into New Zealand’s Oyster Bar Scene

From city bars to seafood festivals and roadside stalls, New Zealand offers a variety of options for an oyster fix.
The Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun, Mexico, offers a unique dining in the dark experience.

Dine in the Dark at Grand Oasis Sens

If you can’t tell if it looks good, should you still eat it? That’s the question your clients will have to answer while dining in the dark at the Black Hole restaurant inside the all-inclusive Grand Oasis Sens.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino’s Savor St. Kitts package includes a rum tasting and cooking lesson.

Savor St. Kitts Package

Experience the best of Kittitian cuisine with the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino’s Savor St. Kitts package.
The Douro River Valley in Portugal. 

Experience Portugal’s Culinary Side

Small boutique tour operator International Culinary Tours is offering a new 10-day itinerary sampling the food and wines of Portugal from Lisbon to the Douro Valley.
Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an, China.

No Gluten, No Problem: Pacific Delight Launches Gluten-Free Tours

Pacific Delight is launching a Gluten-Free tour series beginning with a fully escorted 17-day China itinerary, departing May 12, 2017.
Sunset ceremony at the Outrigger Figi Beach Resort.

Outrigger Resorts Offers New Signature Experiences Series

Outrigger Resorts is offering expanded destination-specific cultural activities, programs and amenities to connect guests with the people and culture of its beachfront destinations.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco’s chef Thais Rodriguez takes guests on a tour through the local San Pedro Market.

Peru’s Modern Appeal

The best of Peru isn’t just in its past.
Oceania Cruises offers an array of Culinary Discovery Tours around the globe.

Onboard Review: Oceania: Cuisine From Ship to Shore

Corfu was the pilot for the Culinary Discovery Tours program that launched two years ago and has expanded to over 50 across the globe, from cannoli-making in Catania, Sicily to 7-course Catalan-themed tastings in Palamos, Spain.
Costa Cruises’ new culinary experience Bravo Chef: The Show.

Bravo Chef: The Show Debuts on Costa Pacifica

"Bravo Chef: The Show," Costa Cruises’ new culinary experience starring its onboard executive chefs, made its debut on the Costa Pacifica last month and will gradually roll out to seven more Costa ships.
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.

One&Only Resorts Dishes Up Gourmet Dinner Series

This fall, One&Only Resorts has invited a number of leading chefs and winemakers to collaborate on a gourmet dinner series, The Ultimate Global Culinary Adventure, taking place at several of the luxury hotel brand’s properties around the globe.

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.

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