Latin America

Latin America

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.

Central and South America Resorts Head Into High Season

Winter is quickly approaching in North America; however, in Central and South America, resorts are preparing for high season with warm weather that will beckon travelers from around the country.

12 (More) Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Last week, we whet your budget travel appetites with 10 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals to book before the end of the moth. This week, we’re squeezing in 12 more limited-time offers for you and your clients to consider.

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.

Intrepid Travel Launches Solo-Only Tours

The stigma of traveling alone is on its way out the door with the rise of solo trips, tours and cruises tailor made for those going it alone.

Hiking Huayna Picchu

Travel Vision Journeys is inviting active travelers to Peru for a sensory exploration of the country’s ancient cultures, cuisine and iconic landscapes, including the Huayna Picchu Mountain.

Out-of-the-Ordinary Group Tours

For an out-of-the-ordinary tour suggestion that incorporates sought-after destinations and experiential learning opportunities, while taking into account your client’s special interests such as voluntourism or religious tourism, recommend these adventure-filled vacations.
Spring Villa at Nayara Springs Resort in Costa Rica.

Craving a Sweet Suite?

Latin America offers show-stopping suites to urban-loving guests and excels in the sweetest of suite accommodations in mountain and jungle lodges.

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.

Play Time Reimagined

Hotels and resorts are stepping up and out “to fill the evolving needs of family travelers who are more active, more global and more socially connected than ever before,” says Brian Povinelli, global brand leader of Westin Hotels & Resorts and Le Meridien.
Abercrombie & Kent is offering a Family Peru tour in 2017.

PERU: Family-Friendly & Fascinating

Peru sits firmly on the wish list of family-friendly destinations, and in this boom-time market for family travel, Peru has some of the hottest vacation options of all: “re-conquering” ancient Inca cities and cruising the Amazon wildlands.

Luxury on the Banks of Rio Uruguay

The former love nest of an Argentinian ballerina has been transformed into a secluded hideaway on the banks of the Rio Uruguay in Salto.

Discover the Marvels of Costa Rica

Pleasant Holidays has opened sales of its 2017 Costa Rica Guided Vacations with guaranteed departures every other Saturday through Dec. 10, 2016, and from Jan. 7 to Dec. 9, 2017 with no minimum number of travelers required.

Argentina Annuls Entry Fee

"Welcome to Argentina" has gone from a whisper to a shout, according to Marnella Tours.

Giant Savings and Tortoises on IE’s Galapagos Cruise

International Expeditions’ discounted pricing on the cruise line’s 10-day Galapagos Islands cruise is ideal for all of your spontaneous, budget-conscious, watersports-loving clients.
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