A rendering of project 8651, one of four new ships in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.'s next generation of ships. 

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Next Generation of Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced the next generation of the line’s fleet.
An exhibit at the Cite du Vin museum in Bordeaux, France.

French Tourism Rebounds Two Years After The Start of Terror Attacks

Despite the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, France managed to record a record year in welcoming 84.5 million foreign visitors.
Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam.

Wendy Wu Tours Expands U.S. Headquarters

Wendy Wu Tours has announced the expansion of its U.S. headquarters in New York with the hiring of Leslie Peden as president, North America, and Marc Leventhal as the newly appointed business development manager.
Saint Lucia's 2017 festival season includes events such as Saint Lucia Jazz, Carnival and the Saint Lucia Food & Rum Festival.

CHTA Marketwatch News: Saint Lucia Summer Festival

This year's May-October festival season in Saint Lucia is, in a way, a whole new ballgame for this stunning island.
Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas. 

News from CHTA Marketplace: The Bahamas

How's this for timing? After a double renovation (thanks, Hurricane Matthew), Paradise Island's One & Only Ocean Club will re-open on Valentine's Day.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville are developing a new collection of all-inclusive Margaritaville resorts. Pictured: The Flavours restaurant at the Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma in Playa del Carmen.

Introducing the New Margaritaville, an All-Inclusive Experience, by Karisma

Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville are joining forces to develop a new collection of all-inclusive Margaritaville resorts.
"UNICO 20°87°, for example, will have a different kitchen for every restaurant and handmade components in drinks," says Frank Maduro, AIC Hotel Group's  v.p. of marketing.

Caribbean Commentary at the New York Times Travel Show

Here are a few nuggets Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler picked up at The New York Times Travel Show panels.
Concord Falls in Grenada.

Pure Grenada Keeps It That Way

You're not about to see high-density megaresorts in Grenada, because “we’re not into mass tourism,” Christine Noel-Horsford, the Grenada Tourism Authority's director of sales for the USA, told Recommend’s Caribbean editor Ed Wetschler on Trade Day at The New York Times Travel Show.
From L to R: Cordula Wohlmuther, UNWTO Head of Institutional Relations and Resource Mobilization / IY2017; Brett Tollman, CEO of The Travel Corporation; Miranda Tollman; and Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO.

The Travel Corporation Announces Diamond Sponsorship of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism...

The Travel Corporation (TTC) has announced its Diamond Sponsorship of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.
Nate Berkus has been named design ambassador Celebrity Cruises's newest class of ships—Edge Class.

Celebrity Cruises Partners with Nate Berkus to Introduce Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises has named interior designer Nate Berkus as design ambassador for the brand’s newest class of ships—Edge Class.


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