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Rooftop at the Epicurean in Tampa.

A Florida Escape

Eight months after Hurricane Irma hit parts of Florida, the areas of the state that didn’t feel Irma’s sting have upped the ante with even more offerings.
Gale Hotel South Beach summer travel deals

South Beach: Hot Summer Travel Deals

Here are some summer travel deals in South Beach, including discounts, F&B credits and suite upgrades.
Dominican Republic

Update from DATE: All-Inclusive Resorts in the Dominican Republic

Much of the talk at this month's DATE (Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange) in Punta Cana was about the continued growth of travel to the Dominican Republic, but the focus was also on new and renovated hotels of all stripes.
Cayman Islands The dock at Rum Point - Photo Credit, Will Burrard-Lucas

Why Cayman Islands Tourism Has Surged

The news that U.S. arrivals in the Cayman Islands were up 13.44 percent in 2017—definitely a stand-out in the Caribbean region—made this reporter eager for more details.
Lobby area at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. (photo credit: Architectural Photography Inc)

A Rock Star Makes its Debut in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach’s newest beachfront hotel has opened, Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. It’s the fourth Hard Rock Hotel in Florida.
Reef 28

The Reef 28: Playa del Carmen’s New Adults-Only Haven

The all-suite Reef 28 is Playa del Carmen's newest hotel, slated to open May 12.
Amanvari Aman Mexico

Aman, Mexico: Twosome Made in Heaven

Amanvari, located in the Eastern Cape of the Baja Peninsula, will debut in Mexico in 2020. It will be the country's first Aman property.
The bedroom at the new villas.

New Secluded Villas at Naples Grande Beach Resort

Naples Grande Beach Resort unveiled 50 newly renovated Garden Villa Suites.
Lobby at Cheeca Lodge & Spa.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa Reopens

Located in Islamorada, the 27-acre Cheeca Lodge & Spa is reopening on March 30 after a 6-month closure due to the impact of Hurricane Irma.
Beaches Turks & Caicos caters to families with an array of kid- and adult-friendly activities.

What’s New in Family-Friendly All-Inclusives

The unofficial focus in much of the Caribbean is still on families, so here’s a look at what’s new at family resorts in the islands.

A New Uber Chic Getaway in Baja

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa and Grand Solmar The Residences at Rancho San Lucas have opened their doors in Mexico's Baja peninsula.

Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay Unveils 2018 Travel Agent FAM Rates

The all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay is offering a new FAM rate of just $127 per room, per night.
DRTB_Costa Dorada

Apple Vacations’ New Flights to the Caribbean

On March 2 Apple Vacations will add nonstop Exclusive Vacation Flights between Pittsburgh and Puerto Plata, D.R., on Allegiant Air.
Accommodations at the Iberostar 70 Park Avenue in New York City.

5 Booked Nights = 1 Free Night

Travel agents who book up to five nights at Iberostar 70 Park Avenue can earn their clients a 1-night stay, complimentary, at any Iberostar resort.
Lounge away and enjoy the Pacific Ocean views at Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge.

Enjoy Privacy and Luxury on a Volcanic Island

Your clients can enjoy the privacy and luxury of staying at the Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge, a private archipelago of 14 volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Costa Rica volcano

Costa Rica: Wonder of Nature

Costa Rica offer a complete country, where visitors can spend three to four days in a different area. It’s not just about a volcano, a waterfall, etc., it’s about a whole country—you participate in the Pura Vida lifestyle.
The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is the first Park Hyatt property in the Caribbean. (Photo credit: Ed Wetschler)

Scoop: The New Park Hyatt St. Kitts

When I showed up a second time at Fisherman's Village, one of the restaurants at the brand new Park...
Hotel Amapa will open its doors to guests in early February 2018.

Design Hotels Property Comes to Old Town Puerto Vallarta

While news of new hotel openings in Puerto Vallarta often involve all-inclusive properties on the beach, Hotel Amapa seeks to bring something different to the hotel landscape of the popular tourist destination. 
The Time Out Market Miami is one of many attractions coming soon to South Florida.

What’s New in Miami: Hotels and Attractions

In a city with an ever-changing landscape of hotels, restaurants, visitors and even some transient locals, here's just a sampling of what's new and upcoming in Miami.
The Naples Grande Beach Resort re-opens with upgrades after Hurricane Irma. (Photo courtesy of Naples Grande Beach Resort.)

The Naples Grande Beach Resort Re-Opens After Irma

After a three and a half month closure due to Hurricane Irma, the Naples Grande Beach Resort re-opens on Dec. 15 with a refreshed look and upgraded guestrooms.

Villas with Fabulous Vistas

With vistas like these, your clients will never want to leave these gorgeous villas.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Captivating views from our room at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort

Multi-Gen Staycation in Sunny Isles

I packed up my Jeep with my parents in tow, as my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew led the way to our destination— a staycation at Newport Beach Hotel & Resort in Sunny Isles.
The 1-bedroom suite at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne’s Latest Re-imagination

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami recently debuted its latest multi-phase re-imagination, which included newly designed guestrooms and a new signature dining venue.
The Flagler King guestroom at The Julia. (Photo courtesy of The Julia.)

South Beach’s Newest Adults-Only Boutique Hotel

South Beach's newest boutique hotel, The Julia, opened earlier this month as an adults-only property in the South of Fifth, "SoFi," neighborhood. 
The Commodore Suite.

Globetrotting: The Perry Hotel Key West

Key West’s latest property opening, The Perry Hotel Key West, brings a chic vibe to Stock Island, an area known for its fishing and artist community.
The Four Seasons At The Surf Club opening in March.

Discover Miami Beach’s Up-and-Coming Town of Surfside

From the newly opened Four Seasons At The Surf Club to a range of local events, there's a lot to discover in Miami's uptown destination of Surfside.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa unveils overwater villas. (Photo courtesy of InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.)

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Unveils Overwater Villas

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, which is located on Motu Piti Aau with views of Bora Bora's Mount Otemanu, recently announced the unveiling of its 10 Pool Overwater Villas.
The adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is offering a new romance package.

Wedding Bands and Sun Tans: Beach Nuptials

Sunsets and white-sand beaches are the backdrop for these beach weddings.
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa's Funky Fish Ocean Camp ocean adventure program includes sports activities like snorkeling, skim boarding and boogie boarding.

Under the Sea Adventures in Florida

These under the sea adventures in Florida take explorers below the ocean's surface where a world of discovery awaits.
Melia Cable Beach in the Bahamas.

News from Caribbean Week

Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler gives an update on the Caribbean Tourism Organizations' Caribbean Week in New York.
The Spa Internazionale at the exclusive Fisher Island Club Hotel and Resort in Miami Beach.

Reset & Refresh at the Fisher Island Club Hotel and Resort

When in need of some much-needed R&R, send your clients to the exclusive Fisher Island Club Hotel and Resort, located off the tip of South Beach, to unplug in one of the Florida’s most luxurious resort destinations.
A guestroom at The Laylow, an Autograph Collection hotel in Waikiki. 

Oahu Receives First Autograph Collection Hotel

Oahu recently received its first Autograph Collection hotel with last month’s opening of The Laylow on Waikiki’s revitalized Kuhio Avenue.

Zota Beach Resort Opens On Longboat Key, Florida

This month, the new Zota Beach Resort on Longboat Key, Florida opens featuring 187 guestrooms and suites.

Meet UNICO 20° 87° Riviera Maya

UNICO 20˚87˚Riviera Maya recently opened its doors to guests, and Recommend had the opportunity to settle in at this all-inclusive resort for a few nights to get a feel of what's in store.
The newly opened Conrad Bora Bora Nui.

Exotic Travel: Tahiti: A Utopian Escape

To equate the Islands of Tahiti with utopia isn’t a stretch. There are the otherworldly bright-emerald waters; the Garden...
Guests can opt for a couples massage at Barcelo properties.

New Honeymoon Packages at All-Inclusives

You don’t need me to tell you that the honeymoon business is one of the pillars of Caribbean tourism.
The Ocean Course.

Globetrotting: Hammock Beach Resort

For Hammock Beach Resort—a Salamander Resorts property and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts hugging the Atlantic shoreline in Palm Coast, Florida—damage caused by Hurricane Matthew last October presented the opportunity for the team to “redefine the Hammock Beach experience,” says Jason Kern, the resort’s director of sales and marketing.
The resort’s exclusive Paradise Beach Resort Spa.

Gobetrotting: Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

Sure, couples could choose any number of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico’s Riviera Maya for a getaway, but according to...
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort's unique collection of summer experiences includes a four-course “gypsy dinner” of authentic Mexican dishes  in a beachfront encampment.

Las Ventanas Unveils Summer 2017 Collection of Unique Experiences

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos is rolling out a unique collection of summertime experiences.
Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Adults Only.

Experience Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta’s Hot Summer Extravaganza

From July 1 to Aug. 31, 2017, guests of La Coleccion’s Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Adults Only property can experience the resort’s Hot Summer Extravaganza.
Bahia Principe Fantasia Castle

Grand Opening of a Bahia Principe Resort And How to Sort Out Its Six...

The 512-room Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection on Bavaro Beach began welcoming guests in November and celebrated its grand opening May 2.

Dominican Republic: The Big Picture

The entire Dominican Republic is hot, and it keeps getting hotter. And we're not just talking temperatures.
Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa is giving guests a chance to get up close to the endangered loggerheads, leatherbacks and green sea turtles that nest in the area.

Save the Sea Turtles at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa has partnered with the local, non-profit Loggerhead Marine Life Center to offer guests a chance to get up close to the endangered loggerheads, leatherbacks and green sea turtles that lay their eggs in the area during the summer nesting season.
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.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous features 66 guestrooms, including special themed suites, such as this Stargazer Suite.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Brings Seaside Luxury to Mallorca, Spain

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of 26 new luxury properties to its portfolio, which will open over the course of the year, including Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is Small Luxury Hotels of the World's first Ibizan outpost.

New Island Escapes

Plan the perfect island escape for your clients at one of these new idyllic properties.

Jungle Island’s Extreme Makeover

Jungle Island, the 18-acre landmark attraction on Watson Island in Miami is getting an extreme makeover.

Grenada’s Latest 4-1-1

Grenada is a perfect spot for those who enjoy the great outdoors, said Patricia Maher, CEO for the Grenada Tourism Authority, during a quick interview Recommend conducted with her at Seatrade.
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