Eco & Sustainable Travel

Eco & Sustainable Travel

Sneak Peek of Playa Largo Resort & Spa

There’s about to be a new babe in town—jaw-dropping, head-turning kind of babe.

Getting to Guadeloupe: Easier Now Than Ever

Low cost airline Norwegian launched seven nonstop flights from the U.S. to Guadeloupe Islands last month, and American Airlines has added one weekly nonstop to Pointe-à-Pitre.

How Green Energy Will Impact Tourism in Nevis

"Nevis will soon become the greenest place on Planet Earth," said Hon. Mark A.G. Brantley, Minister of Tourism for Nevis (and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation for St. Kitts and Nevis) at lunch on a visit to Manhattan.

Active Vacations in Belize and Guatemala

Backroads and the Francis Ford Coppola family resorts have teamed up to offer a Backroads Belize & Guatemala Multisport Adventure tour.

Winter Wonderland Destinations

Encourage your clients to embrace the cold at these winter wonderland destinations in North America, Europe and Eurasia.

A Stroll Through History in Taketa

Embraced by the green-shrouded Mt. Aso and the Kuju mountain range, Taketa City—also known as the Castle Town of Taketa—is located in central Kyushu and is known for its picturesque scenery, carbonated hot springs and historic heritage.

Wellness in the Shadow of Mt. Fuji

The SUN and MOON Mt. Fuji Wellness Resort, or Hitsuki Club, which opened just this past spring, is ideal for clients who want to immerse themselves in traditional Japanese wellness.
African Travel, Inc.’s new Namibia Desert Escape tour allows guests to can spot wild game and explore remote locations in Africa. (Photo Credit: Dana Allen)

African Travel, Inc.’s New Namibia Safari

African Travel, Inc.’s new 8-day Namibia Desert Escape expedition itinerary, starting at $8,225 pp dbl, offers guests the opportunity to spot game, including elephants, giraffe, brown hyena and desert-adapted lions while flying over Namibia's Skeleton Coast.
On Mayflower Tours’ America's Canyon Country expedition, guests can peer into the Grand Canyon's enormous chasm.

America’s Natural Wonders: 100 Years of the National Park Service

South America boasts millions of square miles of rainforest, and Africa is home to savannahs that cover almost half of the continent, but the United States possesses its own natural wonders—specially preserved national parks featuring waterfalls, wetlands, canyons and mountains.
Ecoventura's newest luxury ship, MV Origin, makes its inaugural voyage through the Galapagos Islands in January 2016.

Ecoventura Debuts the MV Origin

In January 2016, Ecoventura is debuting the new MV Origin set to sail the Galapagos Islands.
Seedlings is a kids' programs full of family-friendly activities that bring children closer to nature.

1 Hotels Launches Kids Programming

1 Hotels newly launched kids programming, Seedlings, features family-friendly activities, indoor camping kits and outdoor adventures.
Trinidad and Tobago are working on a new initiative to establish or improve both islands' trails.

Happy Trails to You

As if it weren't already one of the top eco-travel destinations in the Caribbean and beyond, Trinidad and Tobago are working on a new Eco-Adventure Trails Project.
Guests relax in a jucuzzi while taking in the mountainous scenery in Nicaragua.

Book and Save with Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays announced the addition of several new hotels joining its Central America portfolio.
The Chateau at Lake Quinta.

New Properties to Keep an Eye On

New properties are opening for every type of client, whether they prefer historical sightseeing in the desert, upscale shopping, outdoor activities, or the island life.

Onsite Review: Amara Cay Resort, Islamorada, Florida Keys

Islamorada's newest gem, Amara Cay Resort.

Q&A With Lauren Summers, Director of Marketing, Visit Wales North America

Lauren Summers, director of marketing, Visit Wales North America, talks to Recommend about why Wales should be on a Great Britain itinerary.
Travelers participate in social impact activities.

Carnival Corporation Launches Fathom

Carnival Corporation launched a new brand, fathom, defining a new travel category it is calling "social impact travel," that will offer consumers authentic, meaningful impact travel experiences to work alongside locals as they tackle community needs.
Rendering of the deck aboard Ecoventura's MS Origin.

Ecoventura’s New Luxury Yacht

The Ecoventura has announced sailings for its new luxury yacht.
The Palms Do Good, Feel Good package involves guests in a beach cleanup.

‘Do Good, Feel Good’ at The Palms Hotel & Spa

Guests at The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach can take part in the Do Good, Feel Good package, a good fit for nature-minded or eco-friendly travelers.

Outdoor Adventures on Hawaii Island

Nearly twice the size of all the other islands in the chain combined, Hawaii Island is more than large enough to contain the most exhilarating experiences your clients could possibly imagine.
Ready for a ziplining adventure, which is very popular in Costa Rica.

Parks & Recreation = Family Travel Highs in Costa Rica

“If any destination is tailormade for family travel, Costa Rica is it.” I wrote that sentence in Recommend’s Costa Rica Specialist Program based on just looking around during many years of traveling in this family-friendly nation. Last July was time to sample the product: The Hunt family traveled in an Adobe Rent a Car’s 4x4 to a trio of kid-friendly wild places: Tortuguero National Park (three nights), the Sarapiqui region (two nights), and Monteverde National Park (three nights). Perhaps a trip report on what worked (most things) and what didn’t (just a few) will be helpful in client trip planning.
Travelers hiking up the Inca trail.

So You’re Hiking the Inca Trail: Which One?

Dasatariq Peru, a leading tour operator and DMC based in Lima, notes that more than 75,000 people make the trek each year to get to Machu Picchu the way the Incas did—on foot—and today there are many different ways to hike the Inca Trail.

Martinique C’est Magnifique! Sign up for the Martinique Specialist Program

Martinique is magnifique! Recommend's newest travel agent program is here, the Martinique Specialist Program.

Ebola: Not a Risk for African Safari Travel

We reached out to a few tour operators that sell travel to Africa to see how the Ebola crisis is affecting their bookings to this continent. Here's what they had to say.

Mexico’s Sun Triangle

Acapulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Taxco—three distinct cities on the forefront of Mexico’s tourism initiative aimed to entice travelers to where the sun always shines.

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