Chat with the Experts

Chat with the Experts

Allison Kobasky

Allison Kobasky is the owner and co-founder of Over The Moon Vacations, which she owns with her loving husband named Josh and playful pup, Buddy.
Collette

A New Woman in Charge at Collette

There's a new woman in charge at Collette. Jaclyn Leibl-Cote has been promoted as the new president for the tour operator.
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.
Vicky Garcia with Cruise Planners team member Tony Bello and a Cruise Planners agent. (Photo courtesy of Cruise Planners.)

Luxury Travel Intel with Cruise Planners’ Vicky Garcia

Here's some intel on what's trending in the luxury market, what's in the forecast, and how you can best foster a relationship with your luxury clients.
Brett Tollman keeps sustainable travel in mind when traveling with his family or solo.

World Tourism Day Spotlights Sustainable Tourism

In honor of World Tourism Day, Brett Tollman, chief executive of The Travel Corporation and founder of The TreadRight Foundation, took the time to answer a few of our questions about sustainable tourism and what agents, travelers, and the industry as a whole can do to have a more positive impact on the Earth.

Let’s Talk Sandos Hotels & Resorts in Mexico

Let's talk about the Sandos brand, new initiatives at Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort, and big news for travel agents.

Marriott International Exec. Talks Puerto Rico and Marriott’s Millennial Appeal

In this interview, we caught up with Steve Contos, senior v.p. – Caribbean & Luxury Portfolio Latin America, Marriott International, to talk Puerto Rico, Marriott's Millennial appeal and the company's expansion plans. 
Ellen Bettridge succeeded Guy Young as the president and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection last August. (Photo credit: Rainer Witzgall)

Ellen Bettridge Recounts Her First Year at Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection's president and CEO Ellen Bettridge takes a look back at the line's banner year with Recommend.

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.
Jennie Ho, president of Delta Vacations.

Jennie Ho Takes the Reigns as President of Delta Vacations

With the recent appointment of Jennie Ho as president of Delta Vacations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, we thought it fitting to have a chat with the former Delta Air Lines managing director - specialty and Canada sales, to find out more about her transition and future initiatives.

AmaWaterways’ Kristin Karst Dishes on the Line’s Culinary Offerings

When we asked AmaWaterways’ executive v.p./co-owner Kristin Karst about the cruise line’s culinary offerings, her eyes sparkled as she pointed to the cooking classes on its voyages in France.
Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway

A Chat with VisitScotland’s Chairman Lord Thurso

In this year that Scotland is celebrating its history, heritage and archaeology, we took a moment to chat with Visit Scotland’s chairman Lord Thurso to dig a little deeper into what this stunning country can offer your clients.

Joni Rein Gets On Board with Scenic Cruises

From blue waters to rivers, Joni Rein, former v.p. of worldwide sales for Carnival Cruise Line, is now the v.p. of sales and marketing USA for Scenic Cruises.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Tom Popper

Think you know Tom Popper, president of insightCuba, think again….

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Henry Kallan

Think you know Henry Kallan, president of the Library Hotel Collection, think again….

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: John Stachnik

There’s more to John Stachnik, president and co-owner of Mayflower Tours, than meets the eye, so we decided to ask him those comical, personal and telling questions to reveal the man behind the suit.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: John Caldwell

Think you know John Caldwell, president of Delta Vacations, think again… John went to college to become a pilot, but then decided that he preferred working in marketing and sales. But, we’ll let him explain in this installment of our Coffee Time With Industry Vets Q&A series.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Peter Jon Lindberg

Think you know Peter Jon Lindberg, director of inspiration for Conrad Hotels & Resorts, think again….

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

Think you know Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, think again….

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Bruce Poon Tip

Think you know Bruce Poon Tip, founder and owner of G Adventures, Inc. and founder of Planeterra Foundation, think again….

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