Deluxe Suite at the Grand Hotel River Park in Bratislava.

The Luxury Collection

The Luxury Collection, a Starwood brand, encompasses a range of hotel experiences—from historic, intimate retreats to modern classics. The...
The Pavilion at Viña Vik in Chile.

Southbound, by Design

Bespoke travel—it’s a many-splendored concept with many perspectives. Think truly customized upscale travel in which a journey is solely...
Backroads explores China on two wheels.

Off-Beat Adventures

What is adventure travel? We can debate that answer till the cows come home, but without question, for an increasingly large segment of today’s travel marketplace, the answer is journeys beyond the ordinary.

New Visa Regulations to Egypt

Egyptian authorities will delay ending the on-arrival visas for lone travelers until the creation of an electronic visa system.
Travelers can now apply for a Travel Visa on Arrival for unto 30-day visits to India.

Tourist Visa on Arrival to India

Travelers can now apply for a Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) by the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for travel to India.
EL AL Israel Airlines

Winter Savings from EL AL Israel Airlines

Are your clients planning a trip to Israel in March? They can score reduced fares, plus receive one complimentary checked bag, when flying EL AL Airlines.

Editor’s Notes

Last month, Recommend attended the 2013 USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace at The Fairmont Princess Scottsdale in Arizona and if the optimism felt during that conference is any indication, 2014 is going to be a stellar year for the travel industry.

A Marriage Made in Heaven

There are so many options for just-perfect destination weddings in the Caribbean and Mexico, it’s sometimes hard to choose exactly which well-known hotel brand to say “I do” to. But we’ve done a bit of the legwork for you and your soon-to-be-wed clients by highlighting the offerings at key destination wedding powerhouses, which, of course, have the area’s top wedding coordinators and event planners on hand to help with all the details, no matter how big or small. Some offer travel agent commission for the weddings, some offer commission only on the rooms, but with the popularity of destination weddings skyrocketing, and the size of the wedding parties only getting bigger—and with many in the party adding extra nights to make it a complete vacation—even getting those guestroom bookings are a dream come true to your bottom line.

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‘I’m Guatemala, I am for You’ Travel Planner

Guatemala is a country of superlatives: its archaeological sites are the most extensive in Central America; its dramatic volcanoes are the region’s highest; and its artistic heritage is the most vibrant.

The Broadmoor Colorado Springs

You might ask yourself why we are including The Broadmoor— a grand historic hotel that harks back to 1918—in an issue dedicated to adventure travel.

Soaring to New Heights in Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia has been compared to Peter Pan’s Never Land, and it’s no wonder since the island almost seems like a real-life version of the fairy tale, with an abundance of natural beauty: from the bright-blue water to the lush rainforests and twin pitons looming in the distance.

Mexico’s Honeymoon Retreats

A beachside romantic dinner for two or strolling hand-in-hand through the cobblestone streets of a quaint colonial town—Mexico was fashioned just for newlyweds.

Wonders-of-the-World Honeymoons

Wonder-seeking newlyweds will find themselves in awe of the manmade and natural sites on display in Latin America.

Exploring Modern Israel

A modern destination with more high-tech start-ups per capita than any other country in the world, Israel boasts a wide selection of contemporary tourism attractions, from art museums and galleries to niche culinary tours and high-end, as well as many, boutique hotels.

Israel Celebrates its 65th Anniversary Year with Groundbreaking Art and Culture Festivals

Since its establishment 65 years ago, Israel has developed into one of the world’s most dynamic travel destinations featuring a unique mix of historic holy sites, a thriving culinary scene, modern amenities and stunning natural landscapes.

Under the Sun, Fun on the Sand

Only the best adjectives come to mind when thinking of Florida’s beaches: powder-white, turquoise, endless, serene, and the list goes on and on.

The Great Outdoors Beckon

When it comes to pursuing outdoor activities in Florida, the possibilities are limitless.

The Kenya Formula

This is the African destination for the high-end client looking for a truly experiential safari vacation.
Canyon-embraced Enchantment Resort in Arizona

High-End Stays Stateside

More and more U.S. travelers are turning to their own backyard for luxury getaways. Europe, eat your heart out!

Checking-In To Latin America

Many of us who focus on Latin America look forward to TravelMart Latin America (TMLA), an annual ingathering of buyers and sellers of travel products and services, this year held in Cartagena, next year in Quito.

Haunted Getaways for Fall

Ghost stories aren’t just for kids anymore. This fall, your client can take a haunted trip or tour in some of the "most haunted" destinations across the globe.
Halloween Horror Nights 22

Zombies Infiltrate Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 22

Tell your clients to be ready to scream at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 22.
Boat on the Sea of Galilee

Israel Tourism Officials Tour U.S.

Israel’s big tourism guns of the Israel Ministry of Tourism came to the United States last week on a multi-city tour to address the different markets, tour operators and other travel partners here in the States.

Travel Agent Revolution’s 30-Minute Motivators

Travel Agent Revolution, the new Grass Roots Movement started by three travel industry veterans Mary Clegg and Cory and Cheri Andrichuk, has just announced yet another new program to keep travel agents passionate about their travel business.

Nicaragua is next for International Expeditions

Introducing a new 2012 itinerary to their already extensive portfolio, International Expeditions is now making preparations to travel to Nicaragua.

Find Recommend on Google+, Facebook and Twitter

We want you to be part of the conversation! And that conversation is happening right now on Facebook and Twitter.

Just For You: Agent Rates at the Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta

Mexico’s Pacific coast is now home to the Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta, and lucky for you, it’s extending agent rates from $75 pp dbl through April 7.

Luxurious Adults-Only Secrets Resort Opens in Huatulco

Open since the beginning of the month, Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is the newest resort on Conejos Bay...

Family River Adventures With Western River Expeditions

Western River Expeditions has taken all of the guesswork out of planning a river-rafting family adventure along Oregon's Rouge River.

Get Creative at The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier, a classic American resort that was reimagined in 1946 by famed interior designer Dorothy Draper, is now offering its guests the opportunity to enroll in the Dorothy Draper School of Decorating.

Occasion Packages Introduced by Louis Cruises

Operating in the Eastern Mediterranean, Louis Cruises offers travelers the chance to see and explore the Eastern Mediterranean with 4-, 5- and 8-day cruises.

Discover France: Art, Shopping & Natural Rejuvenation

Expanding it’s already culture-rich society, France continues to provide tourists and nationals alike a chance to explore the country a little further.

Aeromexico Sets New Course With New Flights

Following its billion dollar expansion announcement last March, Aeromexico is putting its jet fuel where its nose gear is with a host of new flights...

Enroll Your Clients in Delta’s SkyBonus Program

The Delta SkyBonus® program is all about rewarding companies for the business travel they give to Delta or any of its eligible airline partners.

Hotel Update

From L.A. to Scotland, we’ve found another handful of the latest hotel openings and renovations around the world hotels to make sure you’re up to date...

MSC Joins Vacation.com

Vacation.com has officially welcomed its newest preferred supplier, MSC Cruises.

Year-Round Fun in Colorado

You don’t have to hit the slopes to enjoy a vacation in Colorado. In fact, with its thriving arts scene and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure...