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Destinations

Longitude 131° is a luxurious wilderness camp in Australia.

Exotic Travel: Captivating Stays…

Across the globe wellness has been synonymous with luxury, and these captivaiting stays offer clients pampering experiences, as well as high-end treats your upscale clientele will want to take dive into.
Intrepid Travel's new itineraries will take travelers to off-the-beaten-path destinations like Moldova.

Intrepid Travel Combats Overtourism with New Off-Season Offerings

Intrepid Travel is setting out to curb the issue of overtourism in Europe with new itineraries to alternative European destinations and increased tour options during off-season.
Front hall at The Merrion.

Globetrotting: Bespoke Experiences in Ireland & County Down

Adams & Butler, a luxury destination management specialist with itineraries in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England (as well as Africa), shines the spotlight on those unique experiences travelers are seeking out.
Bird’s-eye view of the pool area at Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen.

Globetrotting: Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort

Sipping coconut water straight from the source while wading around an infinity pool overlooking the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, I thought to myself, “this is the life.”
Beachside at The Buccaneer.

Globetrotting: The Buccaneer, USVI

Although hurricanes Irma and Maria did enormous damage in several Leeward Islands, including St. Croix, The Buccaneer came through in unusually good shape.
View of the beach (well, part of it) from a room at Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa. (Photo Credit: Ed Wetschler)

Report from JAPEX, Part 1: The Big Picture

The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association marked its 55th anniversary at JAPEX last week, and more than 105 tour operators and 150 travel agents attended. Here are a few takeaways:
Lovebirds looking for a Thai getaway can enjoy views like this on a Friendly Planet Travel tour.

New Romantic Tours in Thailand

Designed exclusively for couples, Friendly Planet Travel's new Thailand getaways are sure to give your lovebird clients a mixture of romance, relaxation, and cultural immersion.
Guests can retreat to their fully furnished tents after a day of hiking, kayaking and exploring.

Cardamom Tented Camp: A Nature-Lover’s Retreat

For an adventure that combines outdoor activities with sustainable travel, agents can book their nature-loving clients on a trip to the new Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia's Botum Sakor National Park. 
Visit Sweden Webinar

Webinar: Enticing Gothenburg & West Sweden

Date/Time: Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Description: Join Magnus Lindbergh, head of travel trade for Visit Sweden,...
The Sands at Grace Bay is ready to welcome new guests.

Turks & Caicos Resorts Reopen Post Hurricanes

After taking hits from both Hurricanes Irma and Maria, The Sands at Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos plans to reopen its doors. 
Some guestroom terraces at the TRS Coral Hotel will overlook the ocean and have a private pool.

Palladium Hotel Group Announces Two New Cancun Properties

The Palladium Hotel Group is bringing the best of both worlds to Cancun's northernmost point with its latest project featuring two new properties: the family-friendly Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and the adults-only TRS Coral Hotel.
Accommodations at Royal Hideaway Playacar.

How Do Your Clients Define Luxury?

Luxury travel. What does that term mean in today’s world? In the travel industry, it’s been the topic of conversation for quite some time and has been an ever-evolving concept.
Artist renderings show the future of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts new London property.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Expands European Offerings

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is welcoming a new member to its family of six European properties. The newest addition will be a luxury hotel located in London's prestigious Mayfair district.
#MiamiNow promotion offers unprecedented deals.

See More of the Magic City with #MiamiNow Promotion

Every month the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor's Bureau offers new deals and special discounts to tourists and locals alike. Now, for the first time ever, the GMCVB is combining six of its most popular monthly offerings to launch #MiamiNow.
Guests can't help but feel like royalty inside The Don CeSar.

Get the Royal Treatment on a Romantic Getaway

At The Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete, Florida, your clients can feel like royalty on their romantic getaway when booking the hotel's new Queen of Her Castle package.
Artwork can be found around every corner at Hotel Beaux Arts Miami

Get Artsy with Hotel Beaux Arts

South Florida is making a name for itself in the art scene, and with Hotel Beaux Arts Miami teaming up with Wynwood Walls to show guests around Miami's Arts District, your art-loving clients will be glad you booked them on the new and unique Wynwood Walls Walking Tour Package. 
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach opens the doors of its nautical-themed property in October.

Fort Lauderdale Welcomes New Luxury Resort

South Florida's luxury hotel scene is set to welcome its newest member next month: the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach.
SeaWorld visitors can meet mermaids, friendly witches and more at the Halloween Spooktacular celebrations.

Celebrate Halloween With SeaWorld

Start your clients' Halloween celebrations early with a family-friendly trip to Orlando for SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular festivities. 
The Selimiye Mosque is one of many religious sites your clients can visit in Turkey. (Photo credit: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey)

Faith-Based Travel in Turkey—The Other Holy Land

Thoughts of faith-based travel often evoke images of Jerusalem or Buddhist temples, but for practitioners of the world's major monotheistic religions, Turkey—often dubbed as "the other Holy Land"—provides a unique opportunity to experience some of the lesser-known sites of importance for these faiths.
Luxury meets tranquility with a fall escape to Il Saviatino.

Fall Getaways Under the Tuscan Sun

Cooler temperatures, fewer tourists, vibrant autumn colors, and the height of harvest season are just a few of the lures of Tuscany during the fall months. Add in 20 percent savings, and clients will flock your way to book them a fall escape.
Explore Southern and Eastern Africa on fully customizable itineraries from South African Airways Vacations.

South African Airways Vacations Launches 2018 Collection

South African Airways Vacations launched its 2018 Collection brochure and with it announced the addition of 15 new hotels and safari lodges that nearly double their product offering.
A complimentary helicopter transfer is just one benefit of Monaco's VIP travel program.

Monaco Offers Complimentary VIP Travel Program

Monaco is a country synonymous with luxury and refinement, and its government's VIP travel program—Le Club Diamant Rouge de Monaco— is sticking to that tradition by offering agents and their clients a few complimentary perks.
Clients can celebrate the holidays with stunning views like this at Sugar Beach in St. Lucia.

Celebrate the Holidays at St. Lucia’s Sugar Beach Resort

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort in St. Lucia, is offering a wide array of activities that will keep guests in the holiday spirits while they enjoy their Caribbean home away from home.
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.

The Guadeloupe Islands in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma & Maria

Within two to three days, things will be back to normal in the Islands of Guadeloupe.

Martinique: Hurricane Maria Updates

As was the case with Hurricane Irma, the French island of Martinique did not experience a direct hit by this second powerful storm and was spared after yesterday’s close encounter with Hurricane Maria.
Post-Hurricane Irma, Fort Lauderdale Beach is back to normal and ready to welcome beach goers

Post Hurricane Irma: How Florida Tourism is Recovering

As the Sunshine State starts bouncing back to its pre-hurricane glory, travel agents are undoubtedly fielding questions from their clients about the fate of their already-planned and, in some cases, already-booked vacations. Here's what we know now about each region of Florida.
The Flavor By Loews Hotels program is serving up local favorites in heaps and mounds.

Loews Hotels Add More Than Local Flavors to the Menu

The farm-to-table movement has taken the U.S. by storm with restaurants highlighting native ingredients on their menus, but Loews Hotels is taking things to the next level with their new food and beverage experience rolling out nationally this year: Flavor By Loews Hotels. 

Saint Lucia: Hurricane Maria Update

Saint Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport is open, all flights have been resumed following the discontinued Tropical Storm warning from Hurricane Maria.
Agents stand to win large cash prizes with the Pleasant Holidays and Journese new incentive program

Cash Prizes Up For Grabs with New Tahiti Incentive

Agents have a new reason to book their clients on trips to the islands of Tahiti thanks to a new incentive program from Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese. 
Guests can enjoy the balcony views from the Penthouse at Mango Bay for a discounted price.

Fall For Off Season Savings in Barbados

Reward your clients for traveling during low season with a discounted stay at one of the Mango Bay Hotel Group's all-inclusive properties in Barbados.
Agents will experience the life of Mongolian nomads on this 10-day FAM trip.

Mongolian Backcountry FAM

Agents can start planning their summer 2018 travels early with the latest offering from Travel All Mongolia: a 10-day FAM trip to explore the Mongolian backcountry.
Guests at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa can play beekeeper for the day with this new hands on experience

New Buzz Around Resort’s Beekeeping Program

September is National Honey Month in the U.S., and Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is celebrating by adding an extra buzz in the air around its tranquil southern California property: an apiary and immersive beekeeping experience for its guests.
El Paseo Hotel is one of several places on Miami Beach offering Post-Irma discounts to locals and first responders.

Post Hurricane Irma: Miami Beach Hotels Offer Deals to Locals and First Responders

Here are a few of the hotels that are up and running post Hurricane Irma and also offering special rates to locals, first responders and others aiding with disaster relief in the area.
Hotels in the Punta Cana area are open for business. Shown here, Alsol Sanctuary Cap Cana.

Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, Part 2

Here is a guide to resorts and other facilities that are open in the Caribbean islands—and only those islands—that were slammed or grazed by Hurricane Irma.
The RV Indochine II will be CroisiEurope's second ship to sail the Mekong River.

CroisiEurope Debuts New Ship for Sailing the Mekong River

Travelers are demanding more options for cruising down the Mekong River, and CroisiEurope Cruises is answering that call with the inauguration of its newest ship, the RV Indochine II.
This National Hurricane Center map highlights the Caribbean islands impacted by the historic Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, Part 1

Where and how did Hurricane Irma affect the Caribbean.
Cyclists on the 8-Day Postcards of Tuscany Bike Tour will enjoy classic views like this and more.

Cycle Through Tuscany With Perillo’s ItalyVacations

Active travelers can explore central Italy on an 8-day Postcards of Tuscany Bike Tour with Perillo's ItalyVacations.
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.
The Guinness Storehouse's Gravity Bar offers unparalleled views of Dublin

Aer Lingus Adds New Flight To Dublin

Whether your clients are looking to throw back a pint or two of Guinness in its birthplace or discover the stunning natural beauty that earned Ireland its nickname as the Emerald Isle, Aer Lingus is getting visitors there faster with a new route between South Florida and Dublin.
Water park complex at Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui.

Memorable Family Moments

From sleepovers with dolls to getting wet and wild at the water park, here’s a handful of family vacations your clients will be speaking about for years to come.
Tonnara di Scopello in Sicily.

Ancestry Vacations: Family Roots and Routes in Europe

With the popularity of sites such as Ancestry.com and its DNA tests for ethnicity and genealogy, heritage travel or ancestry vacations—exploring the origins of one’s family tree, searching through local archives and with luck even meeting a long-lost relative—has boomed in popularity.
Sailing lessons at Bitter End Yacht Club in BVI.

8 Resorts Whose Kids Programs Teach Real Skills

“I don’t care what they do; just keep my kids busy,” said no parent—ever. The following, therefore, are resorts whose camps and other programs don’t just keep children out of their parents’ hair, but actually impart knowledge and/or
The newly expanded kids club at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun.

Kids Rule!

The kids are in charge—or at least they think they are—at these resorts where sandboxes, bunk beds and splash zones rule.
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.
Take a FAM trip with Pacific Delight Tours aboard the Victoria Jenna.

Travel to China on a FAM

Travel to China with Pacific Delight Tours on an 11-night agent FAM departing on March 19, 2018.
Exploring the surroundings at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji. (Photo courtesy of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.)

From Tykes to Grandparents: Multi-Gen Family Travel

Lucky for your bottom line, multi-generational family travel has proven to be a megatrend, not just a passing one, but finding the right fit for a variety of ages always has its challenges.
Lithuania

In Lithuania, the Welcome Mat is Out

Lithuania’s tourism industry is thriving. Last year visitor figures hit a new high of 1.5 million, including in that number this writer.
The front deck at the new Bron-Yr-Aur property. (Photo courtesy of Touch of Spice.)

Touch of Spice Expands in New Zealand

Touch of Spice, a luxury operator that launched its Residence Collection in early 2017, is expanding in New Zealand.
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Editor’s B-Roll: Traveling through Southwest England

During my trip to Southwest England for ExploreGB, I had the opportunity to traverse through a few cities and towns including beachside Brighton, bustling Bristol, quaint Devon, and the charming Port Isaac.
Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

Eye on the World: Calgary

Though we visited Calgary during Rendez-vous Canada, we were able to sneak in a few experiences around town.
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