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.
From the close to 300 travel-product stands on the Expotur floor in Costa Rica, we've rounded up a short list of client-pleasing takeaways.
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.
Avanti Destinations is giving travelers an intimate view of the rich flora, fauna and natural wonders of the Galapagos and Patagonia on its new small ship cruises for eco-adventure itineraries.
Experiential travel company Collective Retreats launched last month, while at the same time announcing three new retreat locations set to open this summer.
The Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa in Costa Rica has redesigned its Orchid Rooms to reflect the destination's culture and verdant landscape.
Hurtigruten is encouraging little explorers to discover Antarctica with the launch of its Young Explorers Program.
Lindblad Expeditions, in partnership with National Geographic, is offering guests the opportunity to make art and support local artisans while sailing the Galapagos Islands through the Make Art, Make a Difference program.
Our Associate Editor just spent five days surrounded by crystal-blue waters and lush green mountains in Puerto Vallarta. But she wasn't sipping away on margaritas by the pool. Instead, she was attending Gala Vallarta Nayarit to bring you what's new and what's happening in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.
African Travel, Inc.’s new 8-day Namibia Desert Escape expedition itinerary, starting at $8,225 pp dbl, offers guests the opportunity to spot game, including elephants, giraffe, brown hyena and desert-adapted lions while flying over Namibia's Skeleton Coast.
South America boasts millions of square miles of rainforest, and Africa is home to savannahs that cover almost half of the continent, but the United States possesses its own natural wonders—specially preserved national parks featuring waterfalls, wetlands, canyons and mountains.
Islamorada's newest gem, Amara Cay Resort.
Lauren Summers, director of marketing, Visit Wales North America, talks to Recommend about why Wales should be on a Great Britain itinerary.
“If any destination is tailormade for family travel, Costa Rica is it.” I wrote that sentence in Recommend’s Costa Rica Specialist Program based on just looking around during many years of traveling in this family-friendly nation. Last July was time to sample the product: The Hunt family traveled in an Adobe Rent a Car’s 4x4 to a trio of kid-friendly wild places: Tortuguero National Park (three nights), the Sarapiqui region (two nights), and Monteverde National Park (three nights). Perhaps a trip report on what worked (most things) and what didn’t (just a few) will be helpful in client trip planning.
Hot air balloon season has begun in the Busanga Plains of Zambia's Kafue National Park. Travelers can now glide in a hot air balloon over the 69,000-acre Busanga Concession, one of the most exclusive hot air ballooning destinations in Africa, which offers complete seclusion and scenery to guests through Wilderness Safaris.
Those of you who have clients in the 18- to 39-year-old demographic, know how differently millennials go about planning their travel. Geckos Adventures, an adventure travel brand housed under Intrepid Group, is new to the North American market and can help you plan the perfect immersive travel experience for this age group.
Travelers head to California to take in the scenery, savor the culinary scene, and visit the wineries, the Hollywood sign, and the famous Golden Gate Bridge. To complement that experience we've put together a few adventures your clients can add to their to-do list while visiting the Golden State, such as hitting the race tracks, ziplining through canyons, or splashing around in a water park.
With kids out of school for the summer, it's time to start booking family getaways. Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach in Miami's Sunny Isles Beach has just launched the Family Escape package.
Kensington Tours helps travelers discover the Galapagos Islands with new customizable tours.
Travelers can take part in many African adventures, from safaris to cheetah watching, or just relaxing in a boutique hotel or luxurious bush camp, all while taking in Africa's majestic scenery. Tour packages, unique lodging experiences and new hotels will entice the adventurous traveler or honeymooners.