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Poolside at Live Aqua.

Globetrotting: La Coleccion Resorts by Fiesta Americana in Cancun

I recently ran into three beauties while visiting Cancun. Let me introduce you to them: Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, and Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun.
Poolside at the Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort.

Globetrotting: Finding Your Rhythm at Sandos Cancun

A jewel-box in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, the 213-room Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort offers an all-inclusive experience tailored for those who want a luxurious getaway with plenty of action.
Whittier, Alaska, is the gateway to Prince William Sound. (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Top-Selling Destinations

A trio of reliably top-selling destinations, say travel advisors, will continue to be top of mind in 2018.
High-end accommodations at Serenity in Saint Lucia.

Globetrotting: Serenity at Coconut Bay

“Serenity is a place where there is no ‘no,’” says CEO Mark Adams Good, because this boutique property is likely to be hosting a lot of honeymooners.
Artist renderings reveal big plans for the Le Blanc Spa Resort, Los Cabos set to open in early 2018.

Palace Resorts’ Plans For Expansion

Travel agents, tour operators and industry insiders gathered at Moon Palace Jamaica for Palace Resort's fourth annual Palace Experience Global Conference where executives shared some big news on the brand's plans for expansion.

Eye on the World: Unfiltered Cancun

Whether your clients are foodies, spa-lovers, or like to relax in luxury, there's something here to fit their needs. Take a glimpse of our unfiltered images for a peek of what Cancun has to offer.
Agents on the Pacific Holidays and TAP Airlines FAM trip will visit Kronstadt and several other Romanian cities.

Romania FAM Trip

TAP Airlines and Pacific Holidays are teaming up to bring travel agents on a FAM trip through Romania.

On Europe: The Vemex Report

Dozens of European exhibitors journeyed across the pond to attend the Visit Europe Media Exchange event and help promote what’s new for 2018 in their countries, regions, cities, attractions and services.
Outdoor spinning class is one of many activities guests can participate in to stay fit while on vacation at IBEROSTAR.

New IBEROSTAR Program Helps Guests Stay Fit on Vacation

While staying at an all-inclusive resort often involves lots of eating and drinking, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is encouraging guests to stay active while on vacation through its Fit & Fun program.
Guests can enjoy a ride on the Santa Train among many other holiday activities in Napa Valley.

Napa Valley Welcomes Visitors with Special Holiday Events

Coinciding with the height of Cabernet season, Napa Valley is hosting several events to get both visitors and locals in the holiday spirit.
The renovation of Caesars Palace's largest tower includes ten luxurious villas.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Completes $100 Million Renovation

Known for bringing luxury with a hint of aristocratic elegance to the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace Las Vegas has completed a $100 million renovation of its Palace Tower. 
Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator will include Cuba calls on their 2018-2019 sailings.

Regent Seven Seas to Add Cuba Calls in 2018-2019

After first calling on Havana in April 2017, Regent Seven Seas has announced the addition of Cuba calls to six itineraries set to sail in the line's 2018-2019 Caribbean season. 
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is one of several resorts in the Disney Springs area offering holiday discounts.

Disney Springs Hotels Offer Holiday Sale Rates

A trip to Walt Disney World during the holiday season is on the bucket list of many, and with the latest promotion from nearby Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, making that dream a reality for your clients just became a little bit easier. 
Clients can take in the views of a Confucius temple on a river cruise in Nanjing.

Nanjing Now!

Nanjing’s tourism delegation visited New York City to explain why Nanjing is an essential and accessible destination on any client tour of China. And they made an appealing case.
Dubrovnik, Croatia will be one of the stops on MSC Cruises' new Eastern Mediterranean itinerary.

MSC Cruises to Set Sail in the Eastern Mediterranean

 MSC Cruises has announced the launch of a new itinerary that will set sail in the Eastern Mediterranean in summer 2018.

11 Important Updates about Guadeloupe

Things are changing in Guadeloupe. Stay in the know with the latest news coming from the islands.
The Resort at Squaw Creek is offering 20 percent discounts to guests who book early for winter stays.

Getaways for Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Whether your clients are looking to spend some time on the slopes or enjoy other snow-filled activities, these properties and tour companies around the world are offering a variety of experiences fit for wintertime fun.
Now your clients can extend their winter vacations with Baha Mar's latest promotion.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Offers Sunshine on Sale Promotion

The Bahama's new Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is enticing guests to visit this winter with its Sunshine on Sale promotion.
Celebrity Reflection will be one of five ships sailing through Europe in summer 2019.

Celebrity Cruises Announces 2019 Itineraries for Europe

Celebrity Cruises is taking over Europe in summer 2019 with plans to send five ships to over 90 ports of call throughout the continent. 
The actors who play Victor Krum, Fred Weasley and George Weasley will be among the films' stars who attend A Celebration of Harry Potter.

A Celebration of Harry Potter Returns to Universal Orlando Resort

Call your Potterhead clients and tell them to pack up their wands and head to Florida. Universal Orlando Resort has officially announced the return of "A Celebration of Harry Potter."

Holiday Getaways in Florida

Tear your clients away from the stress that the holidays often bring by suggesting one of these Thanksgiving or Christmas-themed getaways in sunny Florida.

Report from SOTIC, Part 4: News from Nevis, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and St....

Spoiler alert: The Four Seasons will get even better, Statia is adding rooms, and stricken islands seem to be recovering faster than this reporter would have predicted.
Mariner's Resort Villas & Marina in Key Largo is one of many Florida Keys properties offering special rates.

Special Rates for Florida Keys Travel

About one month after Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys, the island chain officially reopened to visitors on Oct. 1, 2017 with several resorts offering discounted rates to encourage guests to visit the Keys.
For the first time, Walt Disney World Resort is welcoming dogs at select hotels.

Walt Disney World Welcomes Dogs at Select Hotels

For clients who can't imagine visiting "The Happiest Place on Earth" without their furry friends, Walt Disney World Resort is now welcoming guests and their canine companions at four resort hotels. 
Sebastian's On The Beach will be among the first hotels to reopen on the British Virgin Islands.

Report from SOTIC, Part 3: The Shipping News and other Tales from the Caribbean

Islands that were hit directly by the hurricanes are working to get back on their feet, and those that didn't suffer damage are offering aid to their neighbors, as well as expanding their tourism sector in important ways.
Firefighters in Napa, California continue to battle with wildfires throughout the area.

Updates on Visiting Napa Valley

Wildfires burning through Napa Valley are posing a threat to the lives and livelihoods of many residents as both the hospitality and wine-production industries have been impacted. Here's what we know now about visiting the region.
Antigua is ready to welcome guests post hurricanes

Report from SOTIC, Part 2: What’s New on Four Islands

Every country in the Caribbean was affected by the recent hurricanes—emotionally, that is. Physically, however, the overwhelming majority of destinations were unscathed. Here's the start of an update on Caribbean countries both lucky and unlucky.

Be a VIP With Oasis’ Special Agent Rates

Oasis is giving travel agents the VIP treatment with special rates and more for stays in Mexico.
One Caribbean Family Travel Leaders

Travel Leaders Campaign Aims to Increase Caribbean Travel Post Hurricanes

Travel Leaders Group has set out to dispel the myths and lack of information that is fueling concerns surrounding Caribbean travel with its One Caribbean Family Ambassador campaign.
Four Seasons Resorts & NetJet have teamed up to offer luxury clients unique and private experiences. (Photo courtesy of: Four Seasons Resorts.)

Unique Experiences for the Luxury Guests at Four Seasons Resorts

Four Seasons Resorts has teamed with NetJets—a private aviation company—to offer luxury guests unique, private, bespoke experiences at select destinations.
A photo of St. Thomas from before the hurricanes shows several cruise ships in its harbor. (Photo credit: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism)

U.S. Virgin Islands Updates Post Hurricanes Irma and Maria

The U.S. Virgin Islands was hit by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Like many of its neighbors, the nation is slowly but surely moving towards normalcy for its residents and eventually towards revving up its once-booming tourism industry.
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Silversea Announces 2018 Couture Collection of Bespoke Global Experiences

Silversea Cruises has unveiled details of its 2018 Couture Collection, an exclusive series of nine pre- and post-cruise travel...
Over Water Villa with Pool Day Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Delta Vacations Heads to Tahiti

“It’s eight hours from Los Angeles to paradise,” says Tahiti's Tourism Minister Nicole Bouteau.
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. 
Cayman Islands native, Grace Byers, shows off the romantic side of her home country with husband Trai Byers by her side.

“Empire” Star Grace Byers Becomes Face of the Cayman Islands Romance Campaign

Partnering with Grace Byers, star of the FOX series, "Empire," the Cayman Islands has launched an ad campaign running now through September 2018 to showcase what it has to offer the lovebirds.
After a long day of training, participants in the Two Years to the Top package will be happy to return to a comfortable resort to relax and go to the spa.

Adventure-Seeking Thrills at Salamander Resort & Spa

Start calling your most ambitious adventure-seeking, goal-setting clients. The Salamander Resort & Spa is partnering with extreme adventurer and 8-time world record holder Sean Burch to bring clients on two exclusive journeys that are not for the faint of heart.
Suites at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach often offer views of the ocean and/or intracoastal waterway.

Sneak Peek of the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

South Florida's luxury travel scene has a new contender coming to town, and it's ready to compete with the best of the best. Before its Oct. 10, 2017 grand opening, Recommend had the chance to catch a sneak peek of what the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach has to offer.
Amastella is one of 19 ships in the AmaWaterways fleet.

Discover Wine Culture with AmaWaterways

Adding to its offerings of European wine-themed cruises slated for next year, AmaWaterways announced a new lineup of 2018 Wine Cruises to be hosted by award-winning North American wine experts.
The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort has reopened post Hurricane Irma.

Marco Island Resort Asks Visitors to ‘Return to Paradise’ Post Hurricane Irma

The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort reopened its doors and is eagerly accepting guests with resort amenities, rooms, beaches, and the spa all open for business. 
After a two-year renovation process, El Embajador still stays true to its 1950's origins in some ways.

El Embajador Hotel Reveals New, Fully Remodeled Look

El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, has unveiled the results of its $40 million renovation that combines the glitz and glam of its past with the enhancements and amenities expected of a luxury hotel today.
Air France continues to expand its flight offerings, making it easier to reach Paris from the U.S.

Air France Expands Nonstop Service Routes to the U.S.

Coming this spring, Air France will expand its U.S. offerings to include direct flights between Seattle and Paris while maintaining robust flight options for the winter season.

KATS Program: Safaris in Kenya

If you've already completed the Kenya Authorized Travel Specialist (KATS) Program and now you want to dig a little deeper into this African nation, the Safaris in Kenya elective module is your opportunity to do so. 
The 1,000-strand chandelier in the Dolphin lobby is just one of many changes made to The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort Completes Major Transformation

The Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort has completed the largest transformation in the resort's history.
The spa inside the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is one of many hotel spas offering discounted services.

Dine and Relax with Fort Lauderdale’s Latest Promotion

The Great Fort Lauderdale Visitors and Convention Bureau has extended its special promotions offering discounts at spas and restaurants across the city, but only for a limited time.
The lobby at Royalton Negril Resort & Spa brings beach vibes indoors with blue decor and water views.

Report from JAPEX, Part 3: New in Negril and the Hills

In the final post of this three-part report on JAPEX, Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler focuses on resort properties in Negril and beyond.
Two all-inclusive properties celebrated their openings at JAPEX, including Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa.

Report from JAPEX, Part 2: New Montego Bay All-Inclusives

Two important resorts celebrated their official openings during JAPEX in late September, and Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler visited both. Here are a few of his thoughts on what stood out.
Travelers in Iceland can look to the sky in hopes of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Adventures, Food and Luxury: New 2018 Itineraries in Europe

Agents can never have too many options when on the hunt for their clients' perfect itinerary. To spruce up the options you're presenting to clients with their eyes set on Europe, try these new tours.
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. 
The family-friendly Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa opened its doors to new visitors last week.

New All-Inclusive Resort Opens in Montego Bay

On a private cove between the Caribbean Sea and the rolling hills of Jamaica, sits the island's newest oceanfront all-inclusive resort: Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa. 
Accommodations at Royal Hideaway Playacar.

VIP Wellness Stays

These all-inclusive resorts in Mexico cater to VIP clients who can’t tear themselves away from their wellness-focused lifestyle.
Gordon Ramsay of Hell's Kitchen. (Erik Kabik)

VEGAS: What’s New, What’s Hot

Here's what's hot and new in Las Vegas that your clients sure won't want to miss out on.
Cap Maison’s The Cliff at Cap restaurant in Saint Lucia.

9 Top Resorts with All-Inclusive Packages

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