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Ministers of Tourism Summit: Leaders From the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Costa Rica Outline Strategies for Their Locales    tourism-roundtable-feature-revised.jpg   By:   Ruthanne Terrero

Travel Agent magazine hosted a panel of top tourism officials in Berlin in March, just as ITB was opening. Watch as leaders from the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Costa Rica gather to outline strategies for their tropical locales. View

david black

February 4, 2016 | News | By Newswire

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has appointed Heather Krasnow as director of marketing and David Black as director of sales, trade. Take a look at the new hires.

greg bernd

February 3, 2016 | News | By Newswire

Bernd spent nearly 30 years as a liaison to the travel agent community at Classic Vacations. Here's a look at the new hire.


February 2, 2016 | News | By Newswire

For the foreseeable future, the first three tiers of GOGO Vacation’s Travel Agents First (TAF) program will receive an additional 1 percent bonus commission for all online bookings. Get the details here.


February 2, 2016 | News | By Adam Leposa

Following the World Health Organization's (WHO) declaration of the Zika virus as a public health emergency, industry groups are weighing in on what it means for travel. Here's the latest.


January 27, 2016 | News

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that two major U.S. airlines are offering refunds to passengers worried about the Zika virus outbreak in many tropical countries. Get the details here.

hyatt centric ginza tokyo

January 26, 2016 | News

The Millennial-friendly boutique hotel brand has announced new properties from Uruguay to Japan. Here's q look at what's planned.

machu picchu, peru

January 8, 2016 | Deal

The fam trip runs March 1-9, 2016, priced $725 to $975 per person, based on double occupancy. Here's what agents cane expect.


January 21, 2011 | Deal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Borton Overseas have launched a new promotion for the 2012 Grand Voyages including a $240 flight credit, if booked by July 15, 2011.

Villa suites at one-year-old Casa Naga in Panama offer Pacific Ocean views and infinity-edge pools among other luxury amenities.

January 26, 2016 | Article | By Ana Figueroa, David Moseder, Joe Pike

Expert travel agents offer advice on tapping this rapidly growing market while we sample some top villa products. Find out more here.

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, the second AMResorts property in the country, offers 202 luxury rooms.

January 4, 2016 | Article | By Joe Pike

Central and South America are set to draw hip, young travelers in 2016 with new luxury boutique hotels and new experiential travel offerings from tour operators. Get the latest.

The 253-square-foot Estuary Suite on Amazon Discovery offers a king-size bed and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

October 16, 2015 | Article | By Susan Young

River cruises in Peru, Ecuador and Brazil showcase nature and offer pampering “digs.”

Registan Square was the heart of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in ancient times and is a must-see today.

September 21, 2015 | Article | By Joe Pike, Natalie Maneval, Michelle Krol

There will always be intrepid clients who wish to go where others fear to tread. To prepare you for such clients, we examine 10 destinations-on-the-edge (and one all-but-forbidden nation) that have been kept out of the tourism mainstream either by remoteness, geological or political instability (real or perceived), controversy or a combination of factors.

Iceland’s capital Reykjavik is known for its buzzing nightlife.

September 8, 2015 | Article | By David Moseder, Joe Pike, Natalie Maneval, Mary Winston Nicklin

Our team of globetrotting editors and correspondents have identified a number of destinations that have been drawing new or renewed interest from savvy travelers. Here, beginning in Europe and circling the world until we reach the Caribbean, are a dozen of our top trending destinations.


April 20, 2015 | Article | By Ruthanne Terrero

Travel Agent magazine hosted a panel of top tourism officials in Berlin in March, just as ITB was opening. Watch as leaders from the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Costa Rica gather to outline strategies for their tropical locales.

Puerto Rico

August 11, 2011 | News | By Joe Pike

On the heels of Hilton Worldwide's recently released study on the most popular Caribbean destination for singles, I decided to chime in with a few picks of my own.


October 22, 2010 | News | By Kirk Cassels

It's quality, not quantity, this week, as readers and agents share their take on four topics of interest.


October 15, 2010 | News | By Joe Pike

Joe Pike arrived in Guatemala Thursday afternoon as part of Travel Agent's coverage of the Central America Travel Market Guatemala. His first stop is the 104-room Hotel Princess Guatemala.

W Santiago

April 20, 2010 | News | By Joe Pike

After a three-hour bus ride and a three-hour flight from Patagonia, we arrived at one of Chile’s newest hotels, the W Santiago.

Loberias del sur hotel

April 20, 2010 | News | By Joe Pike

Travel Agent’s fourth night and fifth day of our trip to Chile were spent at the impressive Loberias del sur hotel in the Patagonia region of the country.


April 19, 2010 | News | By Joe Pike

Travel Agent lugged our bags out of our rooms at about 6:30 a.m. and again boarded the Patagonia Express catamaran for the second time in two days.