Nearly twice the size of all the other islands in the chain combined, Hawaii Island is more than large enough to contain the most exhilarating experiences your clients could possibly imagine.
Cox & Kings offers new journeys to Asia. Cox & Kings has announced 50 new journeys within seven continents for its 2015-2016 season, including 11 new private journeys to Asia.
Peru’s Sacred Valley Women’s Weaving Co-op. G Adventures’ 2015 FAM lineup for U.S. agents has been released, and now agents will have the opportunity to explore Egypt, Belize, Argentina, Chile and Peru—these 9-day trips depart in October and November.
Chef Colin Hazama cooking at Starwood Hawaii’s “Table to Farm” dinner series. (Photo credit: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii.) Recommend’s Editor-in-Chief had a chance to check in with Karen Hughes, v.p., Meet Hawaii and travel industry partnerships, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, to talk about how Hawaii’s hotels are upping the ante when it comes to their culinary offerings.
Waipio Valley view in Hawaii. (Photo credit: Estivillml/Fotolia.) Blue Sky Tours has been selling Hawai‘i dream vacations since 1981.
Kaskades Suites at Gale South Beach. Gale South Beach is now offering a 25-suite-only wing—Kaskades Suites at Gale South Beach.
The new MSC Seaside ship is a mega ocean liner that will dock at the Port of Miami. Recommend attended Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 and walked away with a few notable news briefs from this year’s conference held in Miami Beach.
The Florida Keys’ Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival. The Florida Keys’ Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival takes place May 16.
View from one of the Terrace King Suites. Recently, our Associate Editor took a trip down to Miami Beach to check out the recently renovated Stiles Hotel, formerly The Hotel Nash.
The Palms’ Do Good, Feel Good package allows guests to participate in a beach cleanup. Guests at The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach can take part in the Do Good, Feel Good package, a good fit for nature-minded or eco-friendly travelers.
Heli-skiing in Alaska with Chugach Powder Guides. (Photo credit: Adam Clark/CPG) If you have clients searching for an adventurous ski journey in Alaska, book them a tour with Chugach Powder Guides (CPG)—a local tour operator able to take travelers on heart-pounding ski tours into the Alaskan backcountry.
A residentially-appointed guestroom at the Viceroy Miami. The Viceroy Miami offers two package stays for guests visiting downtown Miami.
Travelers visit Denali National Park by train. Alaska Heritage Tours is offering a 2-day journey from Anchorage to Talkeetna, where travelers will enjoy the Alaskan wilderness via a train ride and rafting trip.
Before Adam M. Goldstein, chairman of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and president/COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., gave the packed audience at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 a report of the cruise industry, he said these words: “Travel agents remain, in many respects, the backbone of our industry despite the fact that there have been radical changes in the way that people research and think about their cruise vacations—travel agents still overwhelmingly distribute our cruises to the public.” Positive words to accompany the positive results Goldstein reported of today’s state of the cruise industry.
Andy Stuart is named Norwegian’s new president and COO. Recommend had a chance to catch up with the new president & COO of Norwegian Cruise Line, Andy Stuart, at Cruise Shipping Miami—the industry’s largest cruise conference held in Miami Beach.
Visit Alaska’s National Parks with John Hall’s Alaska. John Hall’s Alaska is offering the National Parks of Alaska itinerary.
Paddleboarding in Palm Island. (Photo courtesy of Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau) If you are selling ACTIVE vacations throughout the state of Florida, or are interested in delving into this market, this is the course for you.
Collette opens an office in Sydney. Collette is offering agent FAMs around the globe, and is reaching out to clients beyond North America with the opening of its fourth worldwide office in Sydney.
Karisma’s travel agent portal. Karisma Hotels & Resorts announced exclusive new bonuses and enhancements to its Gourmet Inclusive Agent Rewards program and Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant program.
Trafalgar and Brendan Vacations offers savings on world-wide vacations. Trafalgar and Brendan Vacations are offering guests savings, plus two agent incentives for March.