Capture the Canyon with Kessler

Kessler Collection is offering the Capture the Canyon buyout program that invites guests to have exclusive use of the private luxury ranch Kessler Canyon.

Palazzo Victoria in Verona Offers 20 Percent Discount

Situated in the heart of Verona, Italy the opulent Palazzo Victoria is offering a 20 percent fall discount on its best available rates.

W Las Vegas Debuts This December

There's a hottie coming to Las Vegas, and she's making her debut this December.

Eye on the World: Opal Sands Resort

From sunrise to enchanting sunset, my days spent on a recent press trip at Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater, Florida featured a bit of sun, a bit of art/art-making and a whole lot of grouper!

Excellence Group Unveils Newest Caribbean Gem

Nestled along a stretch of golden-sand beach where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, the all-inclusive, adults-only Excellence El Carmen resort opened its doors on Sept. 1, 2016 in Playas de Uvero Alto C Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, just 25 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort will open early next year.

An Escape From the Ordinary

Tell your clients to travel far and wide to explore exotic destinations, where the landscapes are mesmerizing and “off the beaten path” is the norm.
Spring Villa at Nayara Springs Resort in Costa Rica.

Craving a Sweet Suite?

Latin America offers show-stopping suites to urban-loving guests and excels in the sweetest of suite accommodations in mountain and jungle lodges.
The equestrian monument of Johann Wellem II and City Hall in Old Town. (DUsseldorf marketing & tourismus gmbh - photo u.otte)


Dusseldorf is trendy, culturally engaging and friendly...
Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts offer unique wellness options.

Wellness: At All-Inclusives That Get It

Thomas Edison’s lightbulb heralded modern times in 1879, but it took another century for the first modern wellness resort to appear in the Caribbean.
Seabourn offers Spa Suite accommodations.

Stay Active & Get Pampered

Cruise lines are listening: Health-conscious travelers want to stay fit, stick to their wellness routine, and, of course, book a few spa treatments while sailing the world.
Poolside at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort.

Swanky Sojourns

Looking to recommend a swanky sojourn without having to include long-haul flights to Asia or Europe in the booking process? We’ve got a handful of options across the United States that your clients will relish—whether it be a chic ski resort or a renovated luxury property in a trendy destination.
Two-story beachfront Casita accommodations.

Falling for The Beloved Hotel

First-hand look at The Beloved Hotel in Playa Mujeres, Mexico.
The chicly designed The Spa at Aria.

Spotlight on Vegas

Offering everything from a new chocolate experience 550 ft. in the air to indulgent spa experiences and high-end suites, Las Vegas knows how to roll out the red carpet for your clients.
In Japan, visitors can opt for a visit to a traditional onset. ( Japan national tourism organization)

Travel Advisor Corner: The Best Treatment

There are fabulous spa destinations and there are destinations that have fabulous spas. But there’s another category as well—the carefully selected, perfectly timed spa treatment recommended by a knowledgeable travel advisor.
The eco-conscious Treehouse accommodations at Playa Viva.

The Best of All Worlds

Here’s a handful of escapes in Mexico—from a South Pacific-style retreat to a fitness-infused getaway.

The Luxury Travel Buzz at SOTIC

Here are a few post-conference takeaways Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler gathered from the Caribbean Tourism Organization's State of the Travel Industry Conference in Barbados.

Third Update: Florida’s 2016 Hotel Forecast

The year is winding down and fall is upon us, yet Florida’s hotel scene shows no signs of cooling down. Here are a few additional properties that have recently opened, or will open before the year’s end.

Villas of Distinction Adds Orlando to its Portfolio

If you're looking for a spacious family-friendly property in the heart of Central Florida to book your multigenerational families, family reunions and groups of friends, consider one of the luxury properties in Reunion Resort and Encore Club Resort that Villas of Distinction has added to its new Orlando portfolio.

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.

Rancho La Puerta Provides a Heavenly Stay For Bleisure Travelers

For some, vacation is no time to skimp on work and fitness commitments, which is why Rancho La Puerta—a luxury destination spa in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico—offers bleisure travelers the opportunity to fulfill both.

Enjoy the 7th Night Free at Beach Enclave North Shore

Agents, if you book 6-nights at the luxurious Beach Enclave North Shore in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands by Oct. 31, your clients will receive the seventh night complimentary.

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas Offers FAM Rates

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas—a new adults-only all-inclusive in Nassau—is offering special FAM rates beginning Sept. 28, 2016, during the resort’s soft opening.

Earn Bonus Commission on Villas of Distinction’s New Nevis Portfolio

Villas of Distinction, part of World Travel Holdings, has added the island of Nevis to its portfolio, in addition to providing travel agents the opportunity to earn up to $750 in bonus commission.

Cool Savings on Abercrombie & Kent’s Antarctica Adventure

Abercrombie & Kent is offering families cool savings on the ultimate adventure to Antarctica.

Ring in the Holidays Down South 

This holiday season, three hotels in the American South are offering the ideal location to celebrate Halloween, Christmas and the New Year.

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.

Onsite Review: The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

A weekend in paradise...I mean, a weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, was tasty, fabulous, swanky and purely blissful.

4 Art-Centric Hotels to Book This Year

History and culture collide at these art-centric hotels in the U.S., Asia and France.

Tigers, Temples and the Golden Triangle

Greaves Tours has launched its Luxury Escorted Group Journeys, combining exclusive experiences and insider access to India.

Luxury on the Banks of Rio Uruguay

The former love nest of an Argentinian ballerina has been transformed into a secluded hideaway on the banks of the Rio Uruguay in Salto.

UNICO Hotels Charts New Course in All-Inclusive Industry

Along a picturesque stretch of Caribbean coastline, a unique take on the all-inclusive concept is debuting in Riviera Maya the first quarter of 2017.

The Perks of Booking an All-Inclusive

The perks of booking an all-inclusive resort can extend far beyond the included amenities your clients receive, and the commission you earn.

Book More, Earn More at Palladium Hotels & Resorts

There are approximately two weeks left to take advantage of discounted rates and room upgrades at select Palladium Hotels & Resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean.

A New Bahia Principe Resort Hits Bavaro Beach

This November, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts is opening the company’s 14th property in the Dominican Republic—Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection.

Eye on the World: Adventures by Disney on the Danube

Adventures by Disney's 8-day Danube River cruise is an action-packed itinerary that takes clients to eight destinations in four countries, and I've got a whirlwind photo tour with all the highlights.

Palace Live!

If your clients have ever attended one of Palace Resorts’ star-studded concerts, then you already know how these events can take a vacation from great to over the top.

Paradise Found at St. Somewhere Spa

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to indulge in an aromatherapy treatment at St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach. After my 50-minute treatment, I felt as if I was leaving paradise.

Florida is for Families

With luxurious beachfront properties, adrenaline-pumping theme park rides and a bevy of summer discounts, Florida is definitely for families.

Hilton Worldwide Heads to Belize

Expected to open its doors in early 2017, the Resort at Mahogany Bay Village, Curio Collection by Hilton will be the first Hilton Worldwide property in Belize, as well as the first luxury resort from a global brand in the country.

French Coco Opens in Martinique

This month, the all-suite French Coco hotel opened in Tartane, Martinique on the northeast coast of the island, marking the first Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Martinique.

Taking Yoga to the Next (Elevation) Level

At the luxury tented Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, guests can participate in one of three heli-yoga experiences in the UNESCO-designated Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Area.

“The World’s Most Luxurious Ship,” Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Dubbing a ship “The World’s Most Luxurious” seems like a hard title to live up to. But when the mattress alone in Regent Seven Seas Explorer’s Regent Suite master bedroom costs $90,000, the word luxurious doesn’t even do this floating beauty justice.

The New Stylish Loisaba Tented Camp

The new luxury Loisaba Tented Camp opened earlier this year on a 600-ft. escarpment in Kenya’s Loisaba Conservancy.

Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio Curates Independent Travel Experiences

Tribute Portfolio, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ collection of upper-upscale independent hotels and resorts, has announced new packages highlighting the independent travel experiences guests can have at its properties.

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne Celebrates its Sweet 15

In celebration of The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne’s 15th anniversary, the luxurious beachfront resort is presenting 15 Year Anniversary with 15 Days of Celebration activities through July 15, so it’s not too late to get your clients in on some of the fun.

Sounds Like Summer at Oasis Hotels & Resorts

Music-lovers rejoice! Oasis Hotels & Resorts’ Electro Oasis Beach music event is back for the second year featuring a roster of Hispanic hit-makers.

The Ritz Returns

After a nearly 4-year restoration project, the Ritz Paris has reopened its wrought iron doors for new and returning guests.

Eye on the World: The Beloved Hotel and Finest Playa Mujeres

Romance, excitement, and cool ocean breezes were in the air at the Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts’ The Beloved Hotel and Finest Playa Mujeres properties in Mexico—and I was there to experience it all!

Opulent Accommodations Around the Globe

When your clients ask for a luxurious getaway with all of the trimmings, suggest these opulent hotel and train accommodations.

Condado Plaza Hilton Launches Anniversary Package for Same-Sex Couples

The Condado Plaza Hilton in Puerto Rico has partnered with Andrew Collins, author of’s gay travel site,, to create the Coloring San Juan with Love wedding anniversary package for same-sex couples.

An Intimate Escape for Honeymooners in Africa

If you have clients looking for an intimate honeymoon escape in Africa, suggest the owner-run Angama Mara safari lodge in Kenya.

Selling an Active Honeymoon

In the June issue, we covered weddings and honeymoons across the globe. And for those of you whose clients prefer to take on an adventure whether it's immersing themselves in a unique culture, going in a safari, or taking a hike or bike ride through some of nature's most splendid landscapes versus sipping margaritas by the beach, we rounded up some pointers from top tour operators on how you can sell these active honeymoons.