Culinary

Inside the Mesa Dragones room where guests can enjoy a private dining experience at Bovine.

New Private Chef’s Table Experience Offered in San Miguel de Allende

Your diehard foodie clients heading to Mexico will delight in the opportunity to enjoy a private feast at San Miguel de Allende's new and unique brasserie: Bovine. 
The Venice Food & Wine Festival will be held for the first time in May 2018.

JW Marriott to Host Inaugural Venice Food & Wine Festival

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Time Inc.'s FOOD & WINE to host the inaugural Venice Food & Wine Festival from May 3-6, 2018.
Manhattan

Shaken or Stirred?

Just in time for the holidays, the MGM National Harbor has introduced interactive cocktail demonstrations at its Lobby Bar.
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.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit takes guests on an exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila. (Photo courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.)

Exclusive Tequila Experience at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Luxe travelers will want to get in on this one. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has a new exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila.
The Flavor By Loews Hotels program is serving up local favorites in heaps and mounds.

Loews Hotels Add More Than Local Flavors to the Menu

The farm-to-table movement has taken the U.S. by storm with restaurants highlighting native ingredients on their menus, but Loews Hotels is taking things to the next level with their new food and beverage experience rolling out nationally this year: Flavor By Loews Hotels. 
Guests at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa can play beekeeper for the day with this new hands on experience

New Buzz Around Resort’s Beekeeping Program

September is National Honey Month in the U.S., and Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is celebrating by adding an extra buzz in the air around its tranquil southern California property: an apiary and immersive beekeeping experience for its guests.
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 Palacio de la Cultura in Medellin, Colombia. (Photo credit: Medellin.travel)

48 Hours in Medellin, Colombia

If you have clients who are pressed for time, but still want to make the most out of their vacation, we have highlighted what to see, taste and experience with just 48 hours in Medellin, Colombia.
Avanti Destinations' new Gastronomic Wonders of France & Spain itinerary includes a private San Sebastian tapas tour.

Avanti Destinations Introduces New Food-Themed Offerings in Europe

Avanti Destinations is meeting independent travelers’ insatiable appetite for food- and cooking-related experiences by introducing a dozen new food-themed tours and activities in France and Spain this year.
Beachside at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas.

USVI: A Cultural & Culinary Feast

A feast of Caribbean butter poached lobster, jerk lamb chop tikka masala, and piri-piri-style Key West pink shrimp welcomed us to the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa.
San Antonio River Walk

What’s New in San Antonio

There’s more to San Antonio than The Alamo and great tacos. Through the end of 2017 and into 2018, this fast-growing city will see a host of new offerings, from restaurant openings and site renovations to hotel developments.
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach features two Asian restaurants and a tropical beer garden from celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Splashes Onto the Scene

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is set to splash onto the Honolulu hotel scene this fall on the site of the current Pacific Beach Hotel.
Eating London's  Brick Lane – Flavors of India & Beyond tour features nine tastings “Banglatown."

Eating London Launches Two New Walking Tours

Eating London has expanded its offerings in the British capital with the launch of two new tours in Brick Lane and the Docklands, respectively.
Lake Titicaca.

Contiki Adds Six New Trips in Latin America

Contiki is adding six new trips to its Latin America portfolio beginning in 2018.
Oku Japan's Japan's Culinary Heritage itinerary includes people-to-people experiences such as a community-hosted meal with a sake brewer.

A Gastronomic Journey Through Japan

Oku Japan is taking guests on a gastronomic tour through Japan with the launch of its new culinary itinerary Japan's Culinary Heritage.
Windstar Cruises' Culinary Cruise Collection itineraries include culinary demonstrations, unique epicurean shore excursions and local market tours.

Windstar Sets Sail with JBF Celebrity Chefs

New and simply delicious on the high seas this year is the Culinary Cruise Collection, pairing Windstar Cruises and super-chefs from the illustrious James Beard Foundation (JBF) aboard eight designated sailings in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
Eating Italy's new Florence Sunset Food Tour features an Italian cocktail demonstration.

Eating Italy Takes a Bite Out of Florence

Eating Italy is offering its second tour in the Tuscan capital of Florence.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour's Fifth Anniversary Catch & Cook Experience includes a private 5-hour-long fishing excursion in Miami.

South Florida Hotel Offers Catch & Cook Experience

In celebration of its decade in business, Miami’s St. Regis Bal Harbour is offering an over-the-top Fifth Anniversary Catch & Cook Experience.
Wilderness Scotland offers a Scottish Sea Kayak Trail South - The Whisky Coast itinerary that combines whisky tastings with a sea kayaking trip.

Wilderness and Whisky Tours in Scotland

Get your clients in on the spirited festivities during Scotland's whiskey month in May with one of Wilderness Scotland’s active itineraries.

Caribbean Princess to Debut Seven New Dining Options

This week, Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess will debut seven new dining options following its 2-week multi-million-dollar renovation.
Eden Project in Cornwall. (Michelle Arean)

Globetrotting: Southwest England

A Culinary Feast from Countryside to Bustling Cities
A dessert feast at Zuma, a new eatery at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

A Dash of Vegas

Here’s a sprinkling of new tasty morsels in Vegas.
Palace Resorts is now offering Certified Angus Beef at all of its properties throughout Mexico.

The Culinary Scene

Mexico knows how to create a wondrous culinary spread. In this country, which has given the world mole, tacos al pastor and guacamole, among a long list of other menu superstars, sitting down for a meal is an experience to be savored, as well as a savory experience.
While sailing on AmaVida in Portugal, guests can go on visits to vineyards.

Flavor-Packed Iberian Peninsula

Culinary tourism seems to be about the most popular ingredient on the menu when it comes to the travel demand for new and involving experiences
The Bristol Cathedral, Southwest England

Eye on the World: Southwest England

Eclectic towns, cultural cities, street art, captivating castles, and memorable meals filled my days while touring Southwest England during this year’s ExploreGB.
Oceania Cruises is bringing the flavors and heritage of traditional Cuban cooking on board all Cuba sailings. 

Eat, Drink, Sail: Food- and Wine-Themed Cruises

Sip and savor the flavors of Europe, Cuba and the Pacific Northwest on one of these tantalizing culinary- or wine-themed sailings.
Restaurant Benazuza at Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun, Mexico specializes in molecular dining.

Unique All-Inclusive Eats

All-inclusive hotels in Mexico are satisfying guests' demand for unique dining options with specialized menus and menu items catered to the travel gourmand.

Chilean Vineyards Take Wine Tourism Beyond Tastings

Smart visitors to Chile leave time for at least one or two days away from Santiago, following the wine roads that link the vast vineyards just beyond the capital.
Windstar Cruises is offering a special food and wine themed cruise hosted by chef, restaurateur, and author Hugh Acheson, that visits Porto, Portugal.

Windstar Cruises Named Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation

Windstar Cruises has been named the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Hawaii is offering a new custom beer, Shorebreak Session Ale, available exclusively at the resort.

Foodie Finds from the East to West Coasts

These U.S. destinations and resorts are sure to entice any traveler with a penchant for specialty food and drink offerings.
There are many ways for visitors to get their oyster fix in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dive Into New Zealand’s Oyster Bar Scene

From city bars to seafood festivals and roadside stalls, New Zealand offers a variety of options for an oyster fix.
The Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun, Mexico, offers a unique dining in the dark experience.

Dine in the Dark at Grand Oasis Sens

If you can’t tell if it looks good, should you still eat it? That’s the question your clients will have to answer while dining in the dark at the Black Hole restaurant inside the all-inclusive Grand Oasis Sens.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino’s Savor St. Kitts package includes a rum tasting and cooking lesson.

Savor St. Kitts Package

Experience the best of Kittitian cuisine with the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino’s Savor St. Kitts package.
The Douro River Valley in Portugal. 

Experience Portugal’s Culinary Side

Small boutique tour operator International Culinary Tours is offering a new 10-day itinerary sampling the food and wines of Portugal from Lisbon to the Douro Valley.
Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an, China.

No Gluten, No Problem: Pacific Delight Launches Gluten-Free Tours

Pacific Delight is launching a Gluten-Free tour series beginning with a fully escorted 17-day China itinerary, departing May 12, 2017.
Sunset ceremony at the Outrigger Figi Beach Resort.

Outrigger Resorts Offers New Signature Experiences Series

Outrigger Resorts is offering expanded destination-specific cultural activities, programs and amenities to connect guests with the people and culture of its beachfront destinations.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco’s chef Thais Rodriguez takes guests on a tour through the local San Pedro Market.

Peru’s Modern Appeal

The best of Peru isn’t just in its past.
Oceania Cruises offers an array of Culinary Discovery Tours around the globe.

Onboard Review: Oceania: Cuisine From Ship to Shore

Corfu was the pilot for the Culinary Discovery Tours program that launched two years ago and has expanded to over 50 across the globe, from cannoli-making in Catania, Sicily to 7-course Catalan-themed tastings in Palamos, Spain.
Costa Cruises’ new culinary experience Bravo Chef: The Show.

Bravo Chef: The Show Debuts on Costa Pacifica

"Bravo Chef: The Show," Costa Cruises’ new culinary experience starring its onboard executive chefs, made its debut on the Costa Pacifica last month and will gradually roll out to seven more Costa ships.
View of Mount St. Helena from Cardinale Winery.

Expect the Unexpected

These three hot destinations—California, Florida and Nevada—offer your clients more than the conventional travel opportunities.

One&Only Resorts Dishes Up Gourmet Dinner Series

This fall, One&Only Resorts has invited a number of leading chefs and winemakers to collaborate on a gourmet dinner series, The Ultimate Global Culinary Adventure, taking place at several of the luxury hotel brand’s properties around the globe.

A Taste of Ecuador

La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa—a former hacienda perched on an Andean hillside less than three hours outside of Quito, Ecuador—is offering its guests a taste of Ecuador through onsite cooking classes.

Onboard and On Shore Culinary Offerings

Cruise lines are tempting passengers onboard and on shore with new culinary offerings.

Sporty, Sumptuous and Spirited Mexico Vacation Packages

For a taste of the sporty, sweet and sumptuous side of one of North American's favorite vacation playgrounds, book these Mexico vacation packages.

Holland America Line Launches Onboard Cooking Shows

Holland America Line is enhancing its culinary programming with the introduction of shipboard cooking shows produced in partnership with the long-running TV show “America’s Test Kitchen.”

Oktoberfest-Inspired Beercations

Oktoberfest may have just finished, but there's still time to plan a break inspired by the famous Bavarian beer festival. We've rounded up three beercations that bring a taste of Oktoberfest closer to home.

Cheers to the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami

I had the opportunity to dine at the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami to check out their Miami Spice menu offerings, but there's more going on at the resort than a delicious meal.

Prime Dining at the Inn on Fifth

Dining is a pivotal component of guests’ stay, which is why the Inn on Fifth hotel, a boutique 119-guestroom property in Naples, Florida, has decided to replace its Avenue 5 restaurant with the modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell Ocean Prime.

The Sights, Sounds and Flavors of South America

South America is the ideal destination for active travelers looking to dive into the sights, sounds and flavors of pre-Columbian cultures.

Design and Culinary Experiences in Italy

Italy is buzzing with new hotel openings and tours to offer your Italophile clients.

A Culinary Twist to Guests’ Stay

According to the to the seventh annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index, more than 53 percent of Americans haven’t taken a vacation in the last 12 months, which means you can still make a big impact on your bottom line by tempting your vacation-deprived clients with one of these culinary offerings.
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