Cultural

Perillo’s Learning Journeys Launches Women-Focused Travel Series

Ideal for single travelers, mothers, daughter and friends, Perillo’s Learning Journeys—powered by Perillo Tours—has launched a women-focused Eat, Pray, Love travel series.
Mustache sculpture at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Exploring St. Pete Beach, Florida’s Artistic and Cultural Side

For arts and culture enthusiasts, the historic Don CeSar in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida offers the new Don & Dali Museum package showcasing two exhibitions at the famed Dali Museum.
Belmond Las Casitas can arrange horseback riding excursions for guests in Colca Canyon.

Eco-Tourism in South America

Designed to bring guests closer to nature, these eco-conscious experiences in Peru and Chile are part of the rapidly expanding eco-tourism movement happening in South America and around the world.
On Butterfield & Robinson’s new India Walking, guests visit the Blue City of Jodhpur.

Butterfield & Robinson Announces Walking Tour in India for 2018

Butterfield & Robinson has announced its return to north India with the new 7-day India Walking itinerary running through February 2018.
Guests can figuratively travel back in time and recreate historic events during the National WWII Museum's upcoming tours.

History Comes Alive at New Orleans’ National WWII Museum

History comes alive at New Orleans’ National WWII Museum, where guests can figuratively travel back in time and recreate historic events during two upcoming tours.
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral is offering a new pet menu.

Florida Hotels Unleash Unique Pet, Spa and Cultural Amenities

If the only thing hotels in Florida offered were decent guestrooms, a restaurant and access to a white-sand beach or sparkling pool that would be enough to please most travelers, but these hotels are taking it a step further by offering unique amenities for the pet lover, spa enthusiast and culture buff.
Geckos Adventures is now offering a new trip series to the world’s lesser-known festivals, including Santiago de Cuba’s Carnival. (Photo credit: Geckos Adventures)

Geckos Adventures Introduces Trip Series to World’s Lesser-Known Festivals

Millennial travelers looking for a taste of off-the-beaten-track festival life are in for a treat as Geckos Adventures is offering a new trip series to the world’s lesser-known festivals.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is Small Luxury Hotels of the World's first Ibizan outpost.

New Island Escapes

Plan the perfect island escape for your clients at one of these new idyllic properties.

Hopscotch Around the UK

Let's take a hopscotch tour through the UK in order to better help you tap into these markets. We have...
Eden Project in Cornwall. (Michelle Arean)

Globetrotting: Southwest England

A Culinary Feast from Countryside to Bustling Cities
Valparaiso is known for its citywide street art.

Globetrotting: Santiago, Chile

Once Sleepy, Santiago’s Now Wide Awake

Ethiopia Tourism Is Poised for Success

Whether it’s adventure travel, historical landmarks or the next unforgettable cup of coffee travelers seek, Ethiopia is ready to...
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.
Adventures by Disney's Rhine River Cruise includes a visit to the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle in Germany.

Adventures by Disney’s Themed European River Cruises for 2018

Adventures by Disney is offering new, themed European river cruise vacations for 2018.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performing at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. (Photo credit: Visit Scotland/Kenny Lam)

Experience Scotland’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on CIE Tours' 5- or 6-day Taste of Scotland itineraries.
Performer on The Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (Photo credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam)

10 Must-See Sights in Scotland for 2017

VisitScotland has dubbed 2017 as the Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology, which means your clients have year-round events and activities celebrating the best of Scotland's historic places, icons and hidden gems to look forward to.
More than 800 Vikings join a massive dragon ship set ablaze by flying torches for Scotland's Up Helly Aa Festival in January. (Photo credit: Visit Scotland)

Scotland Celebrates Its History with Year-Round Festivities

To further entice visitors to experience Scotland’s fascinating heritage, VisitScotland has dubbed this year’s theme “Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.”
Indigo dyed fabric in Japan. (Photo credit: Japan National Tourism Organization)

Touring Japan

There’s no denying Japan’s global appeal—just ask the 24 million international travelers who visited the island nation last year, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO).
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Editors’ B-Roll: Dubai Through My Eyes

In this first video of Recommend's new Editors' B-Roll series, we're taking you on a visual journey to Dubai, the City of Gold, for a look at some of this emirate’s top sights.
On The Go Tours' ultimate bucket list tour that takes travelers to each of the New Seven Wonders of the World, including the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Explore the New Seven Wonders of the World

On The Go Tours is offering the ultimate bucket list trip that takes travelers to each of the New Seven Wonders of the World, including the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu.

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.
Zicasso’s new 10-day custom tailored tour through Germany traces the footsteps of Protestant reformer Martin Luther from Munich to Berlin, including the town of Rotenburg (pictured). (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

Follow in the Footsteps of Martin Luther with Zicasso

From visiting the church where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to spending the night in the 1,000-year-old Wartburg Castle, travelers can follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther from Berlin to Munich on Zicasso’s 10-day custom-tailored itinerary through Germany.
Visit Iceland Northern Lights

From Texas to “Winterfell,” Trafalgar Has the Globe Covered

Trafalgar has introduced five new destinations and added 23 itineraries for 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.
Insight Vacations is expanding its Luxury Gold portfolio.

Travel Talk

Here's all you need to know to stay informed on what's new in travel.
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.
Amtrak Vacations is offering new tours throughout the U.S.

2017 Brings New Travel Options at Home

Next year is bringing with it lots of new travel options for clients looking to vacation in their own backyard, including new hotels, new tours and theme park fun
Globus is offering new tour options in Africa.

On the Road and River in Asia & Africa in 2017

It’s challenging enough to brand a country, let alone an entire continent, but that’s exactly what Africa has in mind.
Collette is offering a Romantic Road and Fairy Tale Road itinerary through Germany that includes a stop in Rothenburg.

10 Reasons to Book Europe in 2017

Here are 10 reasons on why you should be booking your clients to Europe in the coming year.

Elementary, My Dear Watson

Follow the clues at The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

Educational Vacation Ideas

Exodus Travels is taking travelers back to school, figuratively speaking, with educational vacations available through 2017 where visitors can visit archaeological sites, participate in hands-on cooking classes and go on responsible wildlife safaris.

A “Standing Ovation” for Celebrity’s New “Far Away” TV Spot

A travel agent executive gives Celebrity Cruises' new TV spot “Far Away” a standing ovation.

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.

Tigers, Temples and the Golden Triangle

Greaves Tours has launched its Luxury Escorted Group Journeys, combining exclusive experiences and insider access to India.

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.

Eye on the World: Adventures by Disney on the Danube

Adventures by Disney's 8-day Danube River cruise is an action-packed itinerary that takes clients to eight destinations in four countries, and I've got a whirlwind photo tour with all the highlights.

Discover Luxury on Abercrombie & Kent’s New Marco Polo Journeys

For your clients with more checks than blanks on their travel bucket lists, Abercrombie & Kent has created new limited-edition small group journeys to off-the-beaten path destinations including Papua New Guinea, Bolivia and Sri Lanka.

Summer Getaways in Israel

There’s still seven weeks left of summer, which means there’s plenty of time to take advantage of El Al’s Summer Israel Getaway package.

Why Wuzhen: 5 Reasons to Visit China’s Historic Water Town

You may be asking yourself, “Why would I recommend my clients visit Wuzhen—a virtually unheard of town—when there is so much to see between bustling Beijing and scenic Shanghai in Mainland China?”
Meijiawu Tea Plantation. (Melissa Bryant)

Hangzhou: China’s Rising Star

The word on everyone’s lips and travel bucket lists this year is Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province’s capital city where jaw-dropping natural scenery and well-preserved cultural sites are inspiring North American travelers to explore outside of Beijing and Shanghai and into this timeless Chinese retreat.

Harmonious Hamburg

On Nov. 4, Westin Hotels & Resorts will debut in Hamburg, Germany with the opening of The Westin Hamburg as part of a landmark development that includes the highly anticipated Elbe Philharmonic Hall as well as luxury residences and numerous dining, cultural and nightlife options.

Art and Culture in the Heart of Munich

Munich is the capital of Bavaria and the third most populous city in Germany. With a history that dates back to at least the 12th century, it is steeped in culture and plays host to an abundance of world class museums and art galleries.

Magdeburg the Beautiful

Petra Hedorfer, CEO of the German National Tourist Board (GNTO), Sandra Yvonne Stieger, managing director of the Magdeburg Marketing Kongress und Tourismus GmbH and representatives from across the German National Tourist Board welcomed more than 1,100 delegates from 45 countries at this year’s 42nd GTM Germany Travel Mart in Saxony-Anhalt’s capital city of Magdeburg. One theme that carried throughout the entire event was growth on a local and countrywide scale.

Encounter of Two Worlds in Peru

For your foodie clients, Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas’ Palacio del Inka property, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Cusco, is offering the Encounter of Two Worlds package.

Solo Travel to Cuba

Cuba Travel Network’s new Havana for the Solo Traveler Trip is now available on the company’s website at cuba-travel.com.

25 Top Things to Do in Barbados

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

Celebrity Millennium’s Modern Makeover

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

Selling an Active Honeymoon

In the June issue, we covered weddings and honeymoons across the globe. And for those of you whose clients prefer to take on an adventure whether it's immersing themselves in a unique culture, going in a safari, or taking a hike or bike ride through some of nature's most splendid landscapes versus sipping margaritas by the beach, we rounded up some pointers from top tour operators on how you can sell these active honeymoons.

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.”

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.
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