Chat with the Experts

Chat with the Experts

Q&A With Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s New CEO Filip Boyen

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is sporting a new look under the helm of a new CEO for its 25th anniversary year.

The Scoop on Dream Vacations From the Creative Minds Behind It

Here's the scoop on what you need to know about CruiseOne's new brand—Dream Vacations—from the creative minds that put this new initiative together.

Q&A With One&Only Resorts’ New Vice President of Marketing Mike Bonner

Travel industry veteran Mike Bonner joined One&Only Resorts’ team as the newly appointed vice president of marketing last month after working for more than two decades in various sales and marketing positions at well-recognized cruise and hospitality companies, including Celebrity Cruises, Maybourne Hotel Group, and most recently, Silversea Cruises.

Q&A With Central Holidays’ New V.P. of Latin America and Cuba Division

After many years of serving as the executive vice president of the South America division at LATOUR, Arthur Berman has joined Central Holidays as vice president of the company’s newly created Latin America and Cuba division.

Q&A with Stanford Court’s New Director of Sales & Marketing

Stanford Court, a Highgate Hotels property, is located atop San Francisco's Nob Hill. Recommend caught up with Ruben Barahona, the new director of sales and marketing to get the scoop on what new programs will be added and what role agents play for the property.
Rendering of the Crystal Esprit marina and the submarine.

Q&A With Crystal Cruises’ Edie Rodriguez

Following Crystal Cruises' recent brand expansion announcements, Recommend took the opportunity to chat with Edie Rodriguez, Crystal Cruises' president and CEO, to discuss what this means for the cruise line.

Q&A With Lauren Summers, Director of Marketing, Visit Wales North America

Lauren Summers, director of marketing, Visit Wales North America, talks to Recommend about why Wales should be on a Great Britain itinerary.

Virtuoso Agent Staci Kimball Gives Us the Scoop on Adventures by Disney

Virtuoso agent Staci Kimball gave us her take on what it's like to sell the Adventures by Disney product and what she learned from her recent travels to Central Europe with the tour operator.
Adolfo Perez, Carnival's new v.p. of trade sales and marketing.

Q&A with Carnival’s New V.P. of Trade Sales & Marketing

Adolfo Perez, a 33-year veteran of Carnival Cruise Lines, started his new role as the company's v.p. of trade sales and marketing this month. Recommend had a chance to catch up with him this week to get the scoop on what changes he plans to bring to his new role, and what that means for travel agents.
The Mantra Samui Resort.

Q&A with Co-Founders of the Louis T Collection

Recommend's Editor, Paloma Villaverde de Rico, recently had a chance to get the scoop on the Louis T Collection, a new personality-driven hospitality and building solutions company, which was inspired by the life and times of Louis T. Leonowens.

Q&A with Jeffrey Klein of Turnberry Isle Miami

Jeffrey Klein was recently named Turnberry Isle Miami's vice president and managing director. Recommend's Associate Editor had a chance to chat with Klein about what his new role means for the Aventura property, as well as who the ideal Turnberry client is, and what changes are expected for the property.

Q&A With CruiseOne Franchisee Mara Hargarther

We checked in with CruiseOne franchisee Mara Hargarther, of Hargarther, Thaler & Associates, LLC, in Ponte Vedra, Florida, to learn how she planned an upcoming knitting-themed trip in Alaska—it's a July departure with Celebrity Cruises.
Andy Stuart is named Norwegian's new president and COO.

Q&A with Andy Stuart, President & COO of Norwegian Cruise Line

At Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, Recommend had a chance to catch up with Norwegian's new President & COO, Andy Stuart.

Q&A with European Waterways’ President

Recommend had a chance to chat with European Waterways' President, John Wood-Dow, about barge cruising and what's new for the company.

Q&A With Robert Veden, Destination Manager, Africa & Indian Ocean at Cox & Kings,...

Robert Veden, destination manager, Africa & Indian Ocean at Cox & Kings, The Americas, spoke to contributing editor Carla Hunt about the luxury landscape in Africa.
Sanctuary Retreats

Q&A with Marco Rosa, Sr. V.P., A&K Hospitality

Marco Rosa, sr. v.p., A&K Hospitality, discusses the Southeast Asia river cruising product.
Mekong Princess

Q&A with Haimark, Ltd.’s Tom Markwell

Tom Markwell, managing partner, sales and marketing,­ Haimark, Ltd., discusses the Southeast Asia river cruising product.

Q&A with Globus’ Ryan Droegemueller

Ryan Droegemueller, product manager ­, Asia, East & South Africa,­ Globus family of brands, discusses the Southeast Asia river cruising product.

Q&A with MLT Vacations Execs at MLT University 2014

I had time to sit and chat with MLT Vacations execs at MLT University 2014.
Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa

Q&A With Walt Disney Parks & Resorts’ V.P., Domestic Travel Industry & Destination Sales,...

In the Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa onsite review, which appears in the September Family issue, Lynn Clark, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts' vice president, domestic travel industry & destination sales, offers some insight about the resort. Here, we've posted the interview in its entirety.

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