On May 5, Cunard’s Queen Victoria will be taken out of service for a multi-million dollar refit scheduled for completion on June 4, 2017.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced the next generation of the line’s fleet.
Despite the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, France managed to record a record year in welcoming 84.5 million foreign visitors.
This year's May-October festival season in Saint Lucia is, in a way, a whole new ballgame for this stunning island.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville are joining forces to develop a new collection of all-inclusive Margaritaville resorts.
Here are a few nuggets Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler picked up at The New York Times Travel Show panels.
You're not about to see high-density megaresorts in Grenada, because “we’re not into mass tourism,” Christine Noel-Horsford, the Grenada Tourism Authority's director of sales for the USA, told Recommend’s Caribbean editor Ed Wetschler on Trade Day at The New York Times Travel Show.
The Travel Corporation Announces Diamond Sponsorship of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism...
The Travel Corporation (TTC) has announced its Diamond Sponsorship of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.
Celebrity Cruises has named interior designer Nate Berkus as design ambassador for the brand’s newest class of ships—Edge Class.
Stacy Lowman has joined Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, as the new director of training and development.
Dream Hotel Group has announced the consolidation of all the company’s brands—Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, Night Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels—under one master chain code—DZ—on the GDS.
Between Apple Leisure Group's nonstop growth and innovations, and the purchase of ALG by venture capital companies KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.) and KSL Capital Partners, it makes sense at this time to ask ALG CEO Alejandro Zozaya for his take on the industry.
Azamara Club Cruises is the latest cruise line to announce that it will begin sailing to Cuba next year....
For the first time in the cruise line’s history, Royal Caribbean International will sail to Cuba.
Insight Vacations has entered into a preferred partnership agreement with Ensemble Travel Group, offering new premium and luxury touring options for travelers and new revenue opportunities for Ensemble’s members.
During an exclusive interview in New York City with Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler, Jeannie Gibson, the communications manager for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, and Valery Brown-Alice, senior director of global marketing, shared some of the news from the Bahamas.
Last week in Havana, Cuba, the governments of Aruba and Cuba signed a cooperative agreement in an effort to boost both countries’ tourism sectors.
For travel agents interested in learning more about Dubai as a destination for their clients, American Society of Travel Agents’ (ASTA) eighth annual International Destination Expo (IDE) in Dubai will take place April 4-7, 2013.
All-inclusive Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort in Jamaica is now welcoming all ages and introducing a variety of programs, activities and accommodations for the whole family.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced a new resorts campaign designed to educate travel professionals on the more than 200 resorts in Starwood’s global portfolio.
With the introduction of nonstop flights between Miami and Asuncion, Paraguay, on Nov. 15, American Airlines is filling a void in the air services network of South America.
Travel agents interested in expanding their knowledge of the Middle East as a destination for their clients should make plans to attend the American Society of Travel Agents' (ASTA) eighth annual International Destination Expo (IDE) in Dubai, April 4-7, 2013.
For 15 years, Recommend readers have named the best in the business, from the individual hotels and tour operators that your clients enjoy, to the companies that do their best to support you, the travel professional.
LAN Airlines will be the first carrier in Latin America to operate Boeing 787 Dreamliners, introducing service between Los Angeles and Lima, Peru, before the end of this year.
On Aug. 2, Interjet launched its first service between New York (JFK) and Mexico City (MEX)—and the route's introductory airfare of $399 roundtrip has been extended through Jan. 31, 2013.
Last month, Copa Airlines, Avianca, and TACA Airlines officially joined the Star Alliance network, providing passengers of those airlines with access to more than 1,350 destinations throughout 193 countries in the Caribbean and North, Central and South Americas.
Everyone knows him: clients who have visited the Galapagos Islands, agents who have sold those magical Galapagos vacations, tour operators who have designed nature’s wonderland experiences in Ecuador and the Galapagos, travel writers like me who rarely left him out of a story about Las Islas Encantadas.
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