December 2017

The Gardenview Orchid Villa at Stonefield Villa Resort.

Globetrotting: Saint Lucia’s Gems

Seeing the Pitons for the first time while sailing along Saint Lucia’s coastline is to be face-to-face with paradise.
Bird’s-eye view of the Bahia Principe Runaway Bay, Don Pablo Collection in Jamaica.

Globetrotting: Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

What’s in a name? When that prestigious appellation is Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay, Don Pablo Collection, you know you’re in for a treat.
Beach sanctuary at Baha Mar.

8 Events of 2017 That Will Impact Future Caribbean Travel

“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.
Newly revamped accommodations at Caesars Palace Las Vegas’ Palace Tower.

The Ever-Evolving Hotel Landscape

From revamps to new openings, here’s what’s new for 2018 & beyond in the U.S. hotel landscape.
Rendering of tent villa accommodations at Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos.

Travel Talk: Hotel Openings in Exotic Destinations

We put the focus on hotel openings in exotic locales—from Asia to Australia.
The Embera community shares its customs through music and dance. (Carla Hunt)

Globetrotting: UnCruise Adventures in Panama

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.
Dr. Seuss-themed water park will debut on board the Carnival Horizon.

Sailing into 2018

Here’s what you can count on in the 2018 cruise picture: There’s certain to be something that pings your clients’ radar.
The Hotel Xcaret Mexico in Riviera Maya opens this month.

2018 Brings New Booking Opportunities

The new year brings with it an array of new developments—from hotels to attractions—offering even more booking options in already-popular Mexico.