May 2015

May 2015

Malaga, one of Andalucia’s must-see destinations, offers a cultural kaleidoscope. (Andalucia Tourism Board)


“The real Spain.” That’s what Antonio Martin Machuca, international marketing director, Andalucia Tourism Board, says comes to travelers and travel agents’ minds when they think of Andalucia (Andalusia).
Plunge pool suites at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.

Onsite Review: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

It’s no wonder Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had a love affair in Puerto Vallarta while filming “The Night of the Iguana.” With green-shrouded mountainous landscapes and verdant jungles vying for attention with a stunning bay and a charming city complete with cobblestone streets, I had a love affair of my own with the destination, and my home away from home was the perfect complement to all that beauty—the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
Guests can opt for a beach cabana experience.

Onsite Review: Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa is not an all-inclusive property like other Fiesta Americana resorts in Mexico. However, the property is offering a credit package through December 2015 that includes $1,000 in resort credits that guests can use for experiences around the property, from dinners to excursions.
The resort hugs a lovely stretch of beach.

Onsite Review: Riu Palace St. Martin: The French Side’s All-inclusive

It doesn’t look like a Riu, at least not one of the larger ones in the Caribbean. But in recent years Riu has branched out, opening smaller resorts and city hotels (Miami in February, and soon, Times Square), and the 258-suite Riu Palace St. Martin makes the family tree even more interesting.
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya.

What’s New in All-Inclusives

Here's what's new at the all inclusives.
A Capernaum synagogue.

The Holy Land

This year’s first press release from the Israel Ministry of Tourism—dated Jan. 15, 2015—bore the surprising news that 2014 was the best year ever for American tourism to Israel.
The resort offers luxury tented camp accommodations.

Lodgings Take Comforts to New Heights

Resorts are taking their lodging accommodations to new heights.
Exclusive Group Travel sells vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico.

Exclusive Group Travel

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of this startup tour operator that debuted last year selling vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico, and which is headed by industry veteran Steve Gorga—he’s CEO and president—and was founded by Elyse Elkin. But we wanted to know what made them so “exclusive” and why “group” when they also sell FIT.