American Queen Steamboat Company has acquired Victory I and its sister ship Victory II.

American Queen Steamboat Company Acquires the Victory Brand

Today, American Queen Steamboat Company announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Victory I and sister ship Victory II.
Southern California road trip

Explore Southern California in a Vintage Car

Travelers headed to the U.S. West Coast can explore Southern California inside a classic car thanks to a new road trip package available at select Autograph Collection Hotels.
Military Discount

Pleasant Holidays Expands Military Discount

Ahead of 2018's Veterans Day celebrations, Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, have announced the expansion of their Military Discount program in include all U.S. police officers and firefighters.
Apple Vacations

Apple Vacations Launches MyAppleOnline

Come Nov. 19, Apple Vacations will launch its new booking engine/travel agent portal, MyAppleOnline, powered by VAX VacationAccess.
Insight Vacations special interest tours

From Flowers to Photography: 2019 Special Interest Tours

From flowers to photography, Insight Vacations' 2019 special interest itineraries help travelers explore their passions while in a new destination.
Conrad Cartagena Journese

Journese Announces New Advisor Incentives

Journese has announced its latest travel advisor incentives for bookings made now through Dec. 28, 2018 at select hotel brands worldwide.

Dungarvan, Ireland

Home to windswept rolling hills dotted with sheep, imposing craggy cliffsides, and a picturesque patchwork of fields in varying shades of green, the seaside town of Dungarvan is the perfect base for your family’s Irish adventure. 
The Outdoor Grill Bar on board a Ritz-Carlton yacht.

Hot Bookings in Cruising

CLIA’s 2018 annual study and outlook reports spotlighted upbeat news for the bottom lines of travel advisors.
The resort is home to a 17,000-sq.-ft. spa.

Heaven Found at Haven Riviera Cancun

I walked into heaven when I stepped into Haven Riviera Cancun. This adults-only, all-suite beachfront oasis with a focus on wellness does not disappoint. 
The main market square in Warsaw’s Old Town (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Poland: 3 Iconic Cities

A medieval landscape, a buzzing capital and a hipster city— Poland delivers a range of destination options. The first thing that...

Windstar Cruises: New Ports and Culinary Itineraries

Last week, when Windstar Cruises' Star Pride made a stop in New York City, this reporter took the opportunity to tour and taste the ship's offerings. 
Grupo Posadas

Grupo Posadas Looks to the Future

With properties scattered all throughout Mexico, including a strong presence in the most popular tourist areas, it comes as no surprise that Grupo Posadas is the largest hotel group in Mexico, and now the company is expanding within its home country and beyond. 
Hurricane Michael

NW Florida Open for Business Post-Hurricane Michael

NW Florida is indeed open for business post-Hurricane Michael. Yes, Mexico Beach and surrounding areas were hit extremely hard by the hurricane, but other destinations along the NW Florida coast were spared the storm’s brutal force.
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10 Wellness Vacation Questions to Ask Your Clients

Wellness vacations mean different things to different people. So, for the travel advisor, there’s an inherent dilemma to find the right fit for your client.
Geoffrey Kent

Geoffrey Kent Shares His Recommendations for Where to Go in 2019

Abercrombie & Kent’s founder, chairman and CEO Geoffrey Kent shares the latest travel intel on destinations that will take your client's Instagram feed to the next level in 2019.
Intrepid Group Antarctica

Intrepid Group Launches Its Biggest Agent Incentive of 2018

Intrepid Group is offering North American travel advisors the chance to win its biggest incentive of the year: a free spot on Intrepid Travel's 11-day Antarctica Explorer from Buenos Aires trip.
Caribbean Tour Operators

Why these Caribbean Tour Operators Are Popular with Travel Advisors

The first follow-up question for the executives quoted in Recommend's November issue was about why these Caribbean tour operators are popular with travel advisors.
The American Queen Steamboat Company

Last Minute FAM with American Queen Steamboat Company

Travel advisors looking to squeeze in one last FAM before the end of the year can hop on one of several American Queen Steamboat Company cruises now offering special rates. 

Top Luxury Stays for Families In India

In a country known for five-star service, these six hotels provide families with memorable luxury. India can be a challenging...
MSC Cruises MSC Yacht Club

MSC Cruises Enters Ultra-Luxury Market

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships.
Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations

Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations Expands Beyond North America

Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations will offer six new tours in 2019 and expand beyond North America for the first time with trips in Europe and Asia.
G Adventures

G Adventures Launches Change Makers Challenge

G Adventures has announced the launch of the Change Makers Challenge, a new incentive program for travel advisors aimed at highlighting their role in changing people's lives through tourism.
explore Lebron's Brentwood

Explore LeBron’s Brentwood

For basketball fans, and those interested in travel to California, here's how you can explore LeBron's Brentwood.
Poland FAM

Poland FAM Focuses on Culinary Experiences

Travel advisors who also consider themselves foodies can cook their way from Krakow to Zakopane on a Poland FAM focused on culinary experiences. 
Wellness tours

G Adventures: New Wellness Tours

With the introduction of a new collection of Wellness tours, G Adventures is now the world’s largest adventure travel company to make personal wellness and balance a mainstay of adventure travel.
The James NoMad New York City

New York Hotel Offers Special Incentives with Digital Detox Package

The James NoMad hotel in New York City is giving guests a nightly discount as an extra incentive to disconnect from technology with its new Digital Detox Package. 
Caribbean Tourism Organization

Caribbean Tourism Organization News, Part 1

During the Caribbean Tourism Organization's State of the Industry Conference last week, tourism officials offered news about islands not impacted by last year's hurricane season.
China FAM Okichina Travel Service

7-Day China FAM Departing Early 2019

Advisors planning ahead for their 2019 travels can start the New Year with a weeklong China FAM hosted by Okichina Travel Service.
Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Extends Free Airfare Offer

Norwegian Cruise Line announced an expansion of the free and reduced roundtrip airfare offer for new reservations on select cruises sailing from November 2018 through September 2019.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Launches All-New Pass Program

The announcement of a new Annual Pass program at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides guests with more options and more value at lower prices.
wellness travel

What are Consumers Seeking in Wellness Travel?

The Wellness Tourism Association (WTA), which launched earlier this year, has released the results of its first Wellness Travel Survey, which focused on what consumers are seeking when it comes to a wellness-focused vacation. 
Travel Bound

TravelBound Reaffirms Commitment to Travel Advisors

TravelBound, which will be launching a new website, booking platform, and more, is committed to the travel agent community.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hotels are going pink. 
Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line to Sail from New Orleans for First Time

In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will add a brand-new homeport in New Orleans and return to the Hawaiian Islands.
wellness getaway

A Wellness Getaway in Los Cabos

A wellness getaway in Los Cabos could be the perfect booking for those health-focused clients.
Delta Vacations University

Delta Vacations: Commitment to the Travel Agent Community

Offering an array of educational sessions for the travel agent community, the 2-day Delta Vacations University, in its 25th year, just wrapped up, and Recommend got the 4-1-1 on new goings-on at Delta Vacations.
Deccan Odyssey Rail Journeys

Two Luxury Rail Journeys Across India

In 2019, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains is debuting two rail journey introduced aboard the gleaming Deccan Odyssey: one in the north and another in the south.
Bali FAM

6-Day Tranquil Bali FAM

Travel advisors looking to end their year with a relaxing beachside trip can pack their bags for a Bali FAM with Culture Holidays.
travel advisors

Survey Shows Americans’ Interest in Working with Travel Advisors

Despite the continuous rise in technology that allows travelers to plan and book their own vacations only, new research from AAA Travel shows that American travelers still see the value in working with a travel advisor.
Pool at Plaza Hotel & Casino

Plaza Hotel & Casino Upgrades Guest Experience

In the heart of Las Vegas' resurging downtown area, the Plaza Hotel & Casino has upgraded its guest experience, launching a multimillion dollar renovation.
The Laureate Key West

Key West Welcomes New Bayfront Property

Key West welcomed its newest hotel with the opening of The Laureate Key West, which is celebrating its grand opening with a special discount.
Hurricane Florence North Carolina

Updates on Hurricane Florence’s Impact on North Carolina Tourism

Florence's slow crawl across North Carolina, along with its consistent rainfall is causing severe flooding and road closures in several parts of the state, including areas that are popular among tourists.
New Hotel in Miami

A New Hotel Opens in Miami

There's a new hotel in Miami, the Hyde Hotel & Residences Midtown Miami, welcoming its firsts guests today. The property, featuring 60 guestrooms, is located in Miami's emerging Midtown neighborhood.
Edinburgh, Scotland is one of several destinations that travelers can visit on a discounted Great Britain itinerary with Avanti Destinations.

Celebrate Great Britain: Bonus Commissions and Travel Discounts

Avanti Destinations has declared 2019 the year to travel to Great Britain and announced a new promotion offering discounts and bonus commissions.

5 of the Most Coveted Tables Inside Las Vegas’ Restaurants

Las Vegas may be known for its nightclubs and casinos, but experienced foodies are well aware that the city also serves up some delectable treats for their tastebuds.
Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises: Book Early, Save More

Save your clients big bucks when you book them on a Celestyal Cruises 2019-2020 sailing through the line's Book Early, Save More promotion. 
Aurora Station Future

Book a Trip to Space—For Real

Agents, you can now book your clients on a trip to space. Yes, for real! Today Orion Span announce that travel professionals can start booking clients for a future stay at its luxury space hotel.

Waived Single Supplement for Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions is offering solo travelers waived single supplement fees aboard Aria Amazon and Aqua Mekong departures. 
programs for teenagers

Top Programs for Teenagers

The following Caribbean resorts provide solutions via well-designed programs for teenagers who want to assert their independence, but also enjoy family fun.
Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy Caters to Kids & Adults

Magical memories returned full-on during my 7-day voyage in the Eastern Caribbean on board the Disney Fantasy, when I dined at Palo.

A Rare Gem: Le Monastere des Augustines—Stay in an Ancient Monastery

While traveling through Quebec City, I fell in love with one absolutely unique stay. Le Monastere des Augustines is a rare gem, one that is perfect for those clients who seek a digital detox, or simply a wellness stay, and even those clients who are obsessed with history, or those who like to explore religion.
Raffles Europejski Warsaw

A New Gem: Raffles Europejski Warsaw

You want your clients to get wowed while visiting Warsaw? Then send them to the newest babe in town…the Raffles Europejski Warsaw.