adventure travel

Adventure Travel: New Cycling Itineraries

Two of the adventure travel industry's bike tour operators—Tourissimo and Ride & Seek—teamed up to offer travelers a new selection of cycling itineraries called Plus Tours.
The Las Vegas skyline.

From Nightlife to Yoga: What’s New in Las Vegas

With new activities, restaurants, and hotel renovations always popping up, your clients can enjoy a trip to Las Vegas even if they've visited in the past.
Travelers can participate in a cooking class in Cuzco as part of Avanti Destinations' new food-focused offerings.

Agent Bonuses and Foodie Itineraries for Avanti

Avanti Destinations has introduced two food-focused vacations and nine add-on gastronomic experiences that agents can use to customize other FIT itineraries throughout Latin America.
Boucan-by-Hotel-Chocolat--Couple Saint Lucia Travel Agent Expert (SLEx) Program

Learn, Earn & Grow with the Revised Saint Lucia Travel Agent Expert (SLEx) Program

Designed to support your efforts and your business, the Saint Lucia Travel Agent EXPERT (SLEx) Program has been revised with an array of new benefits.
One of the Master’s Houses in Dessau—this one was occupied by Klee and Kandinsky (Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

100 Years of Bauhaus

Next year will mark 100 years since the founding of Bauhaus in Germany, which turned design and architecture on its head.
The Alcazar Colon is located in the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Santo Domingo Experience

Restorations in Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas, have transformed a grimy, decaying Colonial Zone into a UNESCO World Heritage site.  
Yoga week at Carlisle Bay in Antigua.

New Fitness Experiences

The expansion of fitness experiences in the Caribbean shows no sign of a let-up, so put down that donut: We’re here to talk about new ways resorts and other businesses are serving the ever-increasing demand for healthy vacations. 
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10 Wellness Bookings

Spiritual journey, yoga retreats, meditative spaces, activity-fueled getaway, or a tequila-infused massage—whatever your client’s desire, resorts in Mexico are focusing on activities and programs that put the spotlight on your client’s well-being while they are vacationing. 

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: George Andreopoulos

You might know George Andreopoulos, v.p of business development for partner brands at World Travel Holdings, but you might not know how his love of travel started.
Solmar Hotels & Resorts

Solmar Hotels & Resorts: New Agent Platform, AI Rates & Expansions

Solmar Hotels & Resorts, a collection of seven all-suite properties in Los Cabos, has undergone a few updates including expansions to one of the properties, as well as a new agent platform, and the addition of all-inclusive rates.

Dallas’ 3-acre Water Park Offers Family Fun

Family fun can be found in Dallas' 3-acre water and activity park, JadeWaters at the Hilton Anatole.
St. Basil's Cathedral is one of several sites that agents will visit on the Sunny Land Tours' Russia FAM.

10-Day Russia FAM

If this summer's World Cup frenzy is piquing your interest in visiting the tournament's host country, then pack your bags for a Russia FAM. 
The popular online game, Angry Birds, is now the theme of an entertainment park in Qatar.

Angry Birds World Opens in Qatar

Travelers in Qatar can now visit the world's first Angry Birds themed entertainment park with this month's opening of Angry Birds World.
MMGY Global

MMGY Global Paints a Portrait of American Travelers

MMGY Global’s 2018-2019 Portrait of American Travelers finds that travelers are seeking more meaningful vacations, not more of them.
Le Blanc Spa Resort

Eye On the World: Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

Recommend had the opportunity to visit Le Blanc Spa Resort for a few days during the official grand opening celebration. Here's an unfiltered look at exactly what your clients can expect to find there.
New York City

New York City Ups Its Game

Speaking to 150-plus travel partners and media at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), NYC & Company CEO and president, Fred Dixon, highlighted some groundbreaking additions to New York City’s treasure trove of attractions.
American Airlines

American Airlines Release on Separated Families

American Airlines today released a statement on recent reports of separated families.
Kathmandu in Nepal is on the new Abercrombie & Kent around-the-world itinerary.

Travel Around the World in a Private Jet with Abercrombie & Kent 

Traveling around the world in a private jet is exactly what your clients will experience with the new Abercrombie & Kent itinerary. 
AmaWaterways' Wellness Program includes fitness classes such as yoga on the sundeck.

AmaWaterways Expands Wellness Program Fleetwide

AmaWaterways is expanding its Wellness Program, bringing activities to benefit the mind, body, and spirit to its entire fleet.
Allure Palazzi Kotor Bay Hotel is one of several new hotels to have opened so far this summer.

New Hotels From Seoul to Montenegro

From Seoul to The Bahamas, here are just a few of the new hotels and resorts cropping up around the world.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Florida Resort Celebrates Anniversary with Luxury Packages

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, a 309-room luxury property on Florida’s gold coast, will celebrate its fifth anniversary by offering two unique packages designed to pamper your clients. 
Myanmar is one of several destinations where Silversea is offering complimentary shore excursion.

Explore the Far East with Silversea Savings

Silversea is offering savings on a number of voyages to Asia in 2018 and 2019 with an All-Inclusive Package promotion available now on new bookings.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

Kids Stay Free at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is offering a discounted rate and complimentary stays for families booking during the Nick Jr. Friends Event.

Martinique: Bienvenue from Caribbean Week NYC

This overseas department of France is the only place on earth where rum distilleries have earned AOC status, so...
Renderings of the first of three yachts in the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Opens for Booking

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced the opening of reservations for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, whose inaugural season is scheduled to begin in February 2020.
Grand Cayman Island Seven Mile Beach

Why the Cayman Islands Tourism is Booming

Although 2017 was a great year, with arrivals up 8 percent, the Cayman Islands are on track to surpass it with first-quarter arrivals up 20 percent.
American Marketing Group

Enhanced Education, Programs & New Preferred Suppliers

Major news is coming out of American Marketing Group, Inc.’s (AMG) global travel agent conference, currently being held in Boca Raton, Florida.
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Secrets of the Two Travel Agent Household

If travel agents know one thing better than most other professionals, it’s that first-rate travel experiences never happen by accident.
Alaska Readers Choice Awards

Vote in Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards

It’s that time of year again—time to vote in the Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards.
BLESS Collection Hotels

Palladium Announces New BLESS Collection Hotels

Palladium Hotel Group revealed plans for a new brand targeted at the contemporary luxury market: BLESS Collection Hotels.
Pleasant Holidays and Journese

Pleasant Holidays Offers $4,000 Bonus for Groups

Pleasant Holidays and Journese announced their Mexico Exclusive Enhanced Group Booking Bonus featuring a bonus up to $4,000 per booking in addition to normal group commission.
Intrepid Travel hosts solo a around the globe, including Vietnam.

Travel Talk: Solo Travel

Solo travel is showing an upward climb in popularity and what better way is there to re-engage with our own souls than by traveling alone to experience other cultures and meet new people, so we decided to put a spin on traditional love and dedicate the monthly Travel Talk column to this growing market segment. 
Grand lobby on board the Queen Mary 2.

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2

It was smooth sailing as Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 plied the South China Sea from Hong Kong to Singapore this past spring.
Veranda Suite on board the Ovation.

Seabourn Ovation

Embarking onto the Ovation for the first time felt like I was entering a refined and exceedingly beautiful luxury yacht.
Bird’s-eye view of the 268-room Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado.

Bahia Principe in Samana, D.R.

The Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula is a gorgeous slice of Dominican beach and mountain views, and in this picturesque setting, there are four unique Bahia Principe properties that speak to each of your clients.  
The Belmond Hotel Caruso is perched high above the town of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast.

A Royal Affair

This year’s most royal of weddings—the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at England’s Windsor Castle—reminds us all that Europe is for lovers and that now is the perfect time to plan a royal honeymoon.
Alice Springs is one area of the Australian Outback where visitors can fly for free with the Tourism Northern Territory offer.

Fly Free to the Australian Outback

Australia's Tourism Northern Territory organization is helping U.S. travelers experience the Outback by offering free flights to the area. 

Meet CP Maxx: Cruise Planners’ Virtual Assistant for Agents

Agents, meet CP Maxx, who is here to help you run your business with the help of a virtual assistant.
Rainer Jenss, president & founder of Family Travel Association, with his family.

Why Traveling Families Matter Most

Family Travel Association president and founder Rainer Jenss gives top reasons you should be selling family travel.
Carnival Horizon

Debut of Carnival Horizon

Streamers flew and cameras flashed as the godmother of the new Carnival Horizon, Queen Latifah, performed the official naming ceremony for the ship in New York City.
Island Destinations

Island Destinations: Secret Sweepstakes

Island Destinations is rewarding travel agents with a Secret Sweepstakes to win a luxurious top-secret vacation.
Beach views from the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in South Walton, Florida.

South Walton: Experiencing Florida’s Gulf Coast

South Walton is described as "26 miles of sugar-white sand and turquoise water along Florida's Gulf Coast," but that does not do justice to what I saw and experienced there.
Las VEgas Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Launches Vegas to London Heathrow Service

Virgin Atlantic has announced a brand-new route between Las Vegas and London Heathrow set to launch March 2019.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort


LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced its largest investment since the park first opened in 2011: the building of THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD. 
Coco Palm is one of several Saint Lucian properties offering discounts to Saint Lucia Expert course graduates.

Saint Lucia Experts Reap Rewards

With Recommend's Saint Lucia Expert course, you can not only learn about what the island has to offer, you can also reap sales rewards and benefits.
Portugal FAMs with Tours Specialists Inc travel roundtrip from Lisbon.

Portugal FAMs Departing This Year

With weekly departures available throughout the year, Tours Specialists Inc. is offering Portugal FAMs with three different itineraries for travel agents. 
Margaritaville Resort

How You Can Better Sell Margaritaville Resorts

We chatted with Margaritaville Resorts CMO to find out what they're doing to attract you to closing those sales, and what education programs, incentives, and perks they might be offering agents.
Sky Princess- Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises: New Ship, Sky Suites and More

Princess Cruises announced its 2019-2020 Caribbean season, including details of the new Sky Princess, first-time destinations and the cruise line's new Sky Suites. 
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Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas to Become Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts plans to convert the Mandarin Oriental on the Las Vegas Strip to the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas in August 2018.
Royal Wedding vacations

Royal Wedding-Inspired Vacations

With less than a week left before the highly anticipated nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, many are looking for ways to feel like a part of the big day, and hotels around the world are responding by offering special royal wedding-themed packages.
La Coleccion Resorts

La Coleccion Resorts Hosts Vacation Giveaway for Travel Agents

Travel Agents Appreciation Day may have passed, but La Coleccion Resorts is continuing to show gratitude to their travel partners with a vacation giveaway.

Adventures by Disney Visits Japan in 2019

Adventures by Disney announced its lineup of 2019 vacation options, and among the list of tours is an all-new itinerary in Japan.