Latin America

Latin America

Renderings show the new terrace that the Gran Hotel Costa Rica will feature when it reopens next month.

Historic Gran Hotel Costa Rica to Reopen

After undergoing a complete transformation, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica in San Jose is set to reopen next month.
Lindblad Galapagos

Shorter Galapagos Trips Now Available

For the first time in Lindblad Expeditions’ history of bringing travelers to explore The Galapagos, the cruise line is now offering new shorter itineraries.  
Awasi Iguazu Iguassu Falls

Awasi Iguazu: Upping Argentina’s Luxury Falls Experience

Located just 20 minutes from the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls, the newly opened Awasi Iguazu is bringing luxury accommodations in an eco-friendly package.
all-inclusive El Mangroove

Costa Rica Resort Offers All-Inclusive Upgrade

In northern Costa Rica sits El Mangroove, a resort welcoming guests to explore while the property takes care of their meals with its all-inclusive package. 
Views of Guatemala Tikal Main Plaza. (Photo courtesy of Tara Tours.)

Take a Guatemala Travel Agent Adventure

Agents, mark your calendars for the Guatemala Travel Agent Adventure taking place June 7-14, 2018 with Tara Tours.
Inside the lounge on a First-Class Macchu PIcchu Train by Inca Rail.

Inca Rail Launches New Services To Machu Picchu

Inca Rail is helping travelers reach Machu Picchu in comfort with the launch of its rebranded fleet of trains now offering four different services to the popular Incan ruins.
Central Holidays Greece

Selling Central Holidays: New Tools for Agents

Keep these key elements top of mind when selling Central Holidays
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is one of several resorts participating in Travel Impressions' promotions for March.

Travel Impressions’ March-Only Bonuses

Throughout the month of March, Travel Impressions is offering both travel agents and their clients a variety of bonuses for booking at select resorts.
Lounge away and enjoy the Pacific Ocean views at Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge.

Enjoy Privacy and Luxury on a Volcanic Island

Your clients can enjoy the privacy and luxury of staying at the Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge, a private archipelago of 14 volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Agents will visit Machu PIcchu and several other sites in Peru on the upcoming Tara Tours FAM trip.

FAM Trip Highlights Peru and Machu Picchu

Agents looking to experience Peru, including Mach Picchu, can join Tara Tours for a weeklong FAM trip departing this spring. 
Costa Rica volcano

Costa Rica: Wonder of Nature

Costa Rica offer a complete country, where visitors can spend three to four days in a different area. It’s not just about a volcano, a waterfall, etc., it’s about a whole country—you participate in the Pura Vida lifestyle.
Poolside at Hotel el Convento in Leon. (Carla Hunt)

Globetrotting: Nicaragua’s Calling

The United Nations World Tourism Organization has ranked Nicaragua among the top 10 World’s Fastest Growing Tourist Destinations, up 28.4 percent in 2016, and indeed, Central America’s largest country has become a go-to pick among savvy travelers looking for new vacation horizons.
The Conrad Cartagena opened with 109 guestrooms and suites and plans to unveil an additional 159 rooms.

Conrad Hotel Opens in Colombia

The Conrad Cartagena opened last week, marking the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand's first hotel in Colombia and third in Latin America.
Hilton's new Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, a Curio Collection by Hilton property is now open for business. (Photo Courtesy of Curio Collection by Hilton.)

New Openings for Hilton Hotels

New openings for Hilton Hotels in Mexico to Belize offer local flavors and experiences.
Guests can get up-close and personal with the diverse Costa Rican wildlife during Austin Adventures' new tour.

Nature Meets Comfort with Costa Rica Glamping Itinerary

For clients who want the connection to nature brought by camping while in Costa Rica, but also with the...

Villas with Fabulous Vistas

With vistas like these, your clients will never want to leave these gorgeous villas.

Checking In to Travel Mart Latin America

September 2017 was Travel Mart Latin America (TMLA) time again, actually again for the 41st annual event. Here are updates from host country Ecuador and the Galapagos.
Help your clients cross Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands off their bucket lists with one tour.

See Machu Picchu and the Galapagos in One Convenient Tour

Natural Habitat Adventures is eliminating the logistical hassle of booking one trip to visit two of South America's most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites with the addition of its latest tour: Galapagos & Machu Picchu: Icons of Nature and Culture. 
Brazil is only one of several South American countries that Grand Voyage cruisers will explore.

South America Sailings Set for Silversea’s Grand Voyage

Silversea unveiled the itinerary of its Grand Voyage 2018, and now, cruisers can officially look forward to what will be a 69-day journey circumnavigating South America. 
Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club will be Belize's first luxury resort from a luxury brand.

Belize Welcomes Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club on Ambergris Caye

Belize will be stepping up its luxury vacations profile with the December debut of the Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio—A Collection by Hilton on Ambergris Caye, occupying a beautiful 60-acre grove of tropical foliage.
Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano peeks out through the trees at Nayara Springs.

Language Learning Meets Resort Vacation At Nayara Springs

Boutique hotel Nayara Springs is serving up language learning with a side of Costa Rican culture and poolside relaxation with its new Spanish Immersion Package.
Nayara Hotel & Gardens, located in Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park.

Go Central America: 6 Different Ways

Here are six unique ways to experience Central America.
Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos voyages are ideal for a multi-gen vacation.

Globetrotting: Celebrity Xperience in the Galapagos

Like virtually all species before us, we are carried to the Galapagos Islands by the wind and the sea.
Susan Farewell

Travel Advisor Corner: South America: Now More Than Ever

Clients asking where to go next? Surefire answer: South America.
Villa accommodations at Xantari Resort & Spa.

Globetrotting: In Costa Rica: Diary of a Not-So-Mad Press Tripper

From rainforests and wildlife-rich national parks to beautiful beaches, Costa Rica’s cup runneth over with natural wonders.
The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is embarking on a $35 million re-imagination.

Costa Rica’s Peninsula Papagayo Embarks on Multi-Million Dollar Transformation

Peninsula Papagayo is embarking on a more than $100 million transformation featuring the $35 million re-imagination of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica.
Marriott Caribbean & Latin America properties in Santiago, Chile are offering snow and ski hotel packages.

Chill in Chile When It’s Chilly

Looking for a snow day this summer? Marriott Caribbean & Latin America have you covered with a selection of exciting snow and ski hotel packages.
Abercrombie & Kent's Imperial Russia itinerary visits the Hermitage Museum and the Faberge Museum. (Photo credit: Justin Weiler)

Abercrombie & Kent Announces New Luxury Journeys

Abercrombie & Kent is expanding its 2018 Luxury Small Group Journeys portfolio to include five new journeys.
The Palacio de la Cultura in Medellin, Colombia. (Photo credit: Medellin.travel)

48 Hours in Medellin, Colombia

If you have clients who are pressed for time, but still want to make the most out of their vacation, we have highlighted what to see, taste and experience with just 48 hours in Medellin, Colombia.
On Jan. 2, 2018, Australis Expeditions will debut the 210-passenger Ventus Australis.

Ventus Australis to Cruise Round the Tip of South America

On Jan. 2, 2018, Australis will debut the 210-passenger Ventus Australis.
Bike Odyssey's new Che - Bariloche to Santiago bicycle tour visits Valparaiso, Chile.

Bike Odyssey Unveils Che Guevara Epic Cycling Tour

Bike Odyssey, a newly launched bicycle tour operator based in California, has unveiled the 29-day Che - Bariloche to Santiago tour tracing the footsteps of Che Guevara through Chile and Argentina.
A boating excursion on Lake Peten Itza in Guatemala.

Family Coppola Resorts Offers Wellness Retreats in Central America

The Family Coppola Resorts is offering new all-inclusive wellness retreat packages at its three Central American eco-lodge resorts.
Lake Titicaca.

Contiki Adds Six New Trips in Latin America

Contiki is adding six new trips to its Latin America portfolio beginning in 2018.
A lobby with a view at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba in the Sacred Valley.

Globetrotting: Inkaterra Hotels: A Sustainable Success Story

Last year, those in our industry selling travel to South America celebrated the 40th anniversary of Inkaterra, whose award-winning luxury lodgings set new standards for Peru’s travel industry, and whose founder, Jose Koechlin, is honored industry-wide as a pioneer in ecotourism and a major force in hotel development focused on conserving the environment and enriching local communities—all financed by sustainable tourism revenues.
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.
Taking a cruise—both ocean-going and on the rivers—is one of the most popular ways to vacation, according to the survey, and Cuba is a top international destination. (Photo credit: Royal Caribbean International)

Travel Trends

You, too, are the travel experts, so we conducted a Future of Travel survey a couple of months back on recommend.com to get your take on what’s trending in travel in 2017 and 2018.
Avanti Destinations is offering eco-adventure itineraries on two new small ships.

Avanti Destinations Announces New Small Ships for Eco-Adventure Cruises

Avanti Destinations is giving travelers an intimate view of the rich flora, fauna and natural wonders of the Galapagos and Patagonia on its new small ship cruises for eco-adventure itineraries.
Jennie Ho, president of Delta Vacations.

Jennie Ho Takes the Reigns as President of Delta Vacations

With the recent appointment of Jennie Ho as president of Delta Vacations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, we thought it fitting to have a chat with the former Delta Air Lines managing director - specialty and Canada sales, to find out more about her transition and future initiatives.
Belmond is offering a 6-night itinerary in Botswana hosted by Alexander McCall Smith, author of the popular The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency book series. (Photo credit: Belmond)

Belmond Launches Expert-Led Journeys Through Africa, Europe and Asia

The latest news from Belmond for spring, summer and fall 2017 includes new product launches, renovations, and itineraries, in addition to the debut of expert-led journeys through Africa, Scotland, and Myanmar.
Valparaiso is known for its citywide street art.

Globetrotting: Santiago, Chile

Once Sleepy, Santiago’s Now Wide Awake
LATAM Airlines Brazil is launching a direct service connecting Orlando, Florida with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 2.

LATAM Launches Direct Orlando-Rio de Janeiro Flight

On July 2, 2017, LATAM Airlines Brazil will launch a direct service connecting Orlando, Florida with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A guestroom at the Tower Suites Reykjavik in Iceland.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Introduces New Destinations

What do two luxurious retreats in Iceland, a historic gem in Armenia, and an island hideaway in Nicaragua have in common? They are the latest properties Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has introduced into its portfolio.

Eye on the World: Panama & Costa Rica with Windstar Cruises

During the course of seven days, through the Panama Canal and to Costa Rica with Windstar Cruises.
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.
In 2016, Club Med opened Club Med Sanya in China.

Club Med’s Plans for 2017 and Beyond

Club Med has announced 15 new all-inclusive resorts and renovations across the globe for 2017 and beyond, including Club Med Samoens in the French Alps, which is now open for bookings.
Costa Rica Travel - WebGoTravel is here to answer your clients questions about travel to Costa Rica.

Top Costa Rica Travel Questions Answered. What is so special about Costa Rica? 

What makes Costa Rica so special and why is it such a hot destination?
Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa in Costa Rica offers an outstanding spa and thermal springs experience.

Globetrotting: Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

“Unique” and “extraordinary” are common and oft-misused terms when describing a spa resort, but not in the case of Costa Rica’s award-winning Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa.
Guests can sail with Aqua Expeditions' CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro on a few new itineraries. (Photo courtesy by Aqua Expeditions.)

Aqua Expeditions Announces Exclusive Amazon and Mekong Sailings

Aqua Expeditions has announced two new river cruise voyages for 2017, where guests will have the opportunity to join the company's founder and CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro, or consulting chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Unveils Its 2017 Travel Trends

For the first time in the company’s history, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has unveiled its picks for the top travel trends for 2017.
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.
Bahia Vik Jose Ignacio in Uruguay.

A Tale of Two Countries

Uruguay and Nicaragua are topping the charts, here's why these two countries are now trending.
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