Culinary

Top Chef

Top Chef Contestant Heads to Tanzania

Thomas Safaris has introduced a brand-new itinerary focusing on the sights and tastes of Tanzania, featuring Tanya Holland, a Top Chef contestant.
Azores

Hot Destination: The Azores

Portugal has won a number of awards this past year, named as one of the hottest destinations in the world, and one of the reasons is because of the stunning Azores.
Raffles Singapore will reopen in the first quarter of 2019.

Raffles Singapore Will Reopen with New Dining Experiences

Raffles Singapore unveiled its new line-up of dining experience, which will combine the hotel's culinary traditions with contemporary dining concepts by celebrity chefs.
Philly Foodie package

Explore Philly Through Its Food

From cheesesteaks to beer, the Philly Foodie Package recently created by Hilton is perfect for clients looking to experience the City of Brotherly Love through its culinary offerings. 
foodies

Foodies & Adventurists Cycle Through Italy

Foodies and adventurists can unite on this new chef-led slow food cycling tour of Piedmont with Tourissimo.
Alaska

Book Immersive Explorations Through North America

Book your clients on an exploration through North America on one of 15 new immersive trips with Insight Vacations.
Bauhaus building in Dessau. Germany

Germany: A European Tourism Star

Germany is seeing an upward trend in visitor numbers, and there's an array of reasons for travelers to visit this European country.
Balinese Culture

Get Immersed in the Balinese Culture

Guests can now really immerse themselves in the Balinese culture and what daily life is like with Ayana Hotels' new Bali Cultural Experience package. 
foodie Acquolina

A Foodie’s Paradise

Acqualina Resort & Spa is a luxury resort featuring a new restaurant space, the AQ Chop House by Il Mulino, where foodies will indulge.

Travel Trends: What Your Peers Are Saying

We wanted to hear from you, the travel experts, on what’s buzzing, so we conducted a Travel Trends survey...
Amanyara in Turks & Caicos.

Trending Now in Luxury Travel in the Caribbean

For insights into how luxury is evolving, Recommend rounded up two executives at major tour packagers and three top-selling travel agents. Before we asked them about trends, though, we asked what “luxury” means nowadays.
Travelers biking through Angkor. (Photo courtesy of Grasshopper Adventures.)

Biking & Boating Adventure through the Mekong

Travelers looking for an adventure are the perfect match for this biking and boating feat through the Mekong with Grasshopper Adventures.
Cooking classes for the family at Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The Best Cultural Experience: Local Food

Although most travel is experiential travel (why would anyone visit Rome or the Grand Canyon and not look around?),...
CATCH Las Vegas will open this fall at Aria

Take a Bite Out of Vegas

A Great Catch This fall, CATCH Las Vegas restaurant—with locations in LA, Dubai and Playa del Carmen—will open its doors...
Walk Out suites at the newly transformed Playacar Palace.

Street Food, Mescal & Hanging with the Locals

Hotels & restaurants across Mexico tempt your clients with unique offerings, both on the culinary front and via new immersive experiences.
Campeche Victory Cruise Lines

A Grand Experience in the Yucatan

Your clients are invited on a spell-binding adventure through the Yucatan peninsula with Victory Cruise Lines.
A brewskis to quench your thirst on Getaways Adventure's Pints & Pedals Tour in Napa. (Photo courtesy of Getaways Adventures.) bikes & beers

Napa: Bikes & Beers

Bikes & beers? Though Napa is mostly known for its wine culture, this northern California destination is also booming in the trendy realm of craft brewing.
The Villa Norma.

3 Experiences to Travel Like a Royal Through Europe

With the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just around the corner, travelers are invited to tap into Europe's aristocratic legacy for their own royal fantasy.
A Catch & Cook fishing trip in Cornwall is part of the new food and drink itineraries. (Photo courtesy of VisitBritain.)

New Food- & Drink-Focused Itineraries Through Great Britain

Avanti Destinations and VisitBritain have come together to promote the local flavors of Britain with five new customizable food and drink itineraries, a perfect match for the culinary enthusiasts on your roster.
Dinner at The Confidante Miami Beach. (Photo courtesy of The Confidante Miami Beach.)

New Fishing & Dining Experience at The Confidante Miami Beach

Sailing enthusiasts and foodies are the perfect match or The Confidante Miami Beach's new insider fishing experience.
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

It’s a Culinary Feast at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s Food & Wine Festival returns March 3.
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.
St. Peter's Basilica

The Roman Guy Announces New Tours for 2018

The Roman Guy's new tours are lip-smacking good.

Dynamic Great Britain

Dynamic—that’s the word Gavin Landry, Director, The Americas, VisitBritain, uses to describe Great Britain.
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.
Silversea's culinary and wine Enriched Voyages highlight regional specialties of each destination.

Silversea Appeals to Foodies With Culinary- and Wine-Themed Voyages

For clients who believe the cuisine of a destination is just as important as its landmarks and monuments, Silversea is launching a series of culinary and wine-themed sailings—Enriched Voyages—in 2018 and 2019.
The 2018 Key West Food and Wine Festival is set to take place in late January.

Dates Set for 2018 Key West Food and Wine Festival

Get your food and wine-loving clients ready to flock to Key West. The island's Food and Wine Festival is officially slated to take place Jan. 24-28, 2018. 
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
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