Chat with the Experts

Chat with the Experts

Roger Dow

Roger Dow Offers Insight on the New Travel Landscape

Industry insiders agree that the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has changed the travel industry forever and we reached out to Roger Dow, president and CEO, U.S. Travel Association, for his insights.
Michael Dominguez

Michael Dominguez on the Future of Travel

The Global Pandemic has consumed every aspect of our life and has highlighted how we are all part of a global community, says Michael Dominguez, president and CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI).
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Samantha Schultz

After traveling around the world for over 30 years, Samantha Schultz, started Plan Your Perfect Vacation, a Cruse Planners franchise agency.
Crystal Cruises Tom Wolber

Tom Wolber: Reflecting on a Year as Crystal Cruises CEO

With nearly a year of service under his belt, Recommend reached out to Tom Wolber, president and CEO of Crystal Cruises, to hear about why he joined the Crystal Cruises team, what changes travelers can expect to see from the cruise line, and more.
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Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel

Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel polled their 400+ employees and independent contractor travel advisors and shared their insights with us regarding Millennial and Gen Z Travel.
Kelly LaSlavic

Kelly LaSlavic

Kelly LaSlavic is an Arizona native who loves to escape the desert and experience the world through adventures and great eats.
Jacob Marek

Jacob Marek

Jacob Marek believes that travel has the power to profoundly change our perspective of the world.
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Cassandra Harris

Cassandra Harris is a travel agent for Accent on Travel in Richmond, Virginia where she manages the blog, "Travel Agent Diary," and gives helpful tips for prospective travel agents.
Blair Kochar

Blair Kochar

Blaire's career as a travel advisor was founded as a result of her love of traveling and passion to plan.

Allison Kobasky

Allison Kobasky is the owner and co-founder of Over The Moon Vacations, which she owns with her loving husband named Josh and playful pup, Buddy.

A New Woman in Charge at Collette

There's a new woman in charge at Collette. Jaclyn Leibl-Cote has been promoted as the new president for the tour operator.
Margaritaville Resort

How You Can Better Sell Margaritaville Resorts

We chatted with Margaritaville Resorts CMO to find out what they're doing to attract you to closing those sales, and what education programs, incentives, and perks they might be offering agents.
Vicky Garcia with Cruise Planners team member Tony Bello and a Cruise Planners agent. (Photo courtesy of Cruise Planners.)

Luxury Travel Intel with Cruise Planners’ Vicky Garcia

Here's some intel on what's trending in the luxury market, what's in the forecast, and how you can best foster a relationship with your luxury clients.
Brett Tollman keeps sustainable travel in mind when traveling with his family or solo.

World Tourism Day Spotlights Sustainable Tourism

In honor of World Tourism Day, Brett Tollman, chief executive of The Travel Corporation and founder of The TreadRight Foundation, took the time to answer a few of our questions about sustainable tourism and what agents, travelers, and the industry as a whole can do to have a more positive impact on the Earth.

Let’s Talk Sandos Hotels & Resorts in Mexico

Let's talk about the Sandos brand, new initiatives at Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort, and big news for travel agents.

Marriott International Exec. Talks Puerto Rico and Marriott’s Millennial Appeal

In this interview, we caught up with Steve Contos, senior v.p. – Caribbean & Luxury Portfolio Latin America, Marriott International, to talk Puerto Rico, Marriott's Millennial appeal and the company's expansion plans. 
Ellen Bettridge succeeded Guy Young as the president and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection last August. (Photo credit: Rainer Witzgall)

Ellen Bettridge Recounts Her First Year at Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection's president and CEO Ellen Bettridge takes a look back at the line's banner year with Recommend.

Meet UNICO 20° 87° Riviera Maya

UNICO 20˚87˚Riviera Maya recently opened its doors to guests, and Recommend had the opportunity to settle in at this all-inclusive resort for a few nights to get a feel of what's in store.
Jennie Ho, president of Delta Vacations.

Jennie Ho Takes the Reigns as President of Delta Vacations

With the recent appointment of Jennie Ho as president of Delta Vacations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, we thought it fitting to have a chat with the former Delta Air Lines managing director - specialty and Canada sales, to find out more about her transition and future initiatives.

AmaWaterways’ Kristin Karst Dishes on the Line’s Culinary Offerings

When we asked AmaWaterways’ executive v.p./co-owner Kristin Karst about the cruise line’s culinary offerings, her eyes sparkled as she pointed to the cooking classes on its voyages in France.