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The Latest Luxury Hotel Developments in Central and South America    latin-luxury-feature.jpg   By:   Joe Pike

Your high-end clients, or anyone willing to spend a bit more for something new and different, will be well served by recent hotel developments in Latin America. There’s a private island getaway, villas with hot springs-fed pools, a six-room pop-up dream house and a sustainable nature retreat among new and future openings. Here’s a sampling. View


April 16, 2014 | News | By Jena Tesse Fox

With improved airlift and hotel development, the country is seeing a significant increase in visitor numbers. more >>

roatan, honduras

April 14, 2014 | News

Cruises have stopped calling and excursions have been cancelled at the island of Roatan in Honduras, following the shooting of a crew member this... more >>


April 3, 2014 | News | By Newswire

After a formal assessment by Chile’s Secretary of Tourism and National Tourism Service (Sernatur), more than 90 percent of the country’s tourism... more >>


April 2, 2014 | News | By Joe Pike

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cautioned Hawaii residents that possible sea level changes and strong currents could pose a danger to swimmers and... more >>

April 2, 2014 | News | By Joe Pike

Reuters is reporting that thousands of people who evacuated Chile's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after authorities... more >>


April 1, 2014 | News | By Susan Young

Brazilian airline TAM and US Airways have joined oneworld in the biggest single expansion of that airline alliance since its launch 15 years ago.... more >>


March 14, 2014 | Deal

Departing June 16, the trip will spend three nights in Quito and three nights in the Mashpi Cloud Forest Lodge. more >>


March 14, 2014 | Deal

Tara Tours is offering travel agents a Colombia FAM trip from May 14 to 21 and visiting Bogota and Cartagena. more >>


February 7, 2014 | Deal

Occidental Grand Papagayo is offering the "Same Time Next Year" promotion to travelers. Find out more about what the promotion offers and when to... more >>

Westin Playa Bonita

January 23, 2014 | Deal

Westin Playa Bonita’s Local Flair package combines local adventure with luxury amenities. Activities include a Panama Canal kayak tour and tours at... more >>

JW Marriott Cusco

January 21, 2014 | Deal

JW Marriott Cusco recently launches its new “Advanced Purchase Rate," which offers clients savings when they pay for their stay in full in advance. more >>

Casa Palopo

January 20, 2014 | Deal

Through the new "Colorful, Cultural Guatemala" package, clients heading to Guatemala can now spend a day exploring the picturesque, historical city... more >>

royal caribbean beach cabana

April 7, 2014 | Article | By Joe Pike, Adam Leposa, Jena Tesse Fox, Meagan Drillinger, Susan Young

From upgrading the family cruise to "couple's time" to private excursions, we've rounded up top tips from experts around the industry to give your... more >>

One of the rustic-chic villas at the Inkaterra  Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

February 24, 2014 | Article | By Joe Pike

Your high-end clients, or anyone willing to spend a bit more for something new and different, will be well served by recent hotel developments in... more >>

Nizuc Resort & Spa in Cancun

February 11, 2014 | Article | By Meagan Drillinger

Travel Agent is just back from Nizuc Resort & Spa, the newest luxury resort to debut on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. This ultra-luxe, five-star resort... more >>

ruthanne terrero

February 10, 2014 | Article | By Ruthanne Terrero

Indications are that investment in travel is on the upswing and it’s about to get a whole lot better. more >>

Walt Disney World and other Orlando-area theme parks

January 27, 2014 | Article | By Jena Tesse Fox

We touched base with a few travel advisors to see where families are going, and what they will be doing in 2014. more >>

LGBT Travel

January 27, 2014 | Article | By Joe Pike

Learn the latest trends for this small but profitable niche, including what's hot for international LGBT travel and how same-sex marriage laws in the... more >>

Puerto Rico

August 11, 2011 | Blog | 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... more >>


October 22, 2010 | Blog | By Kirk Cassels

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


October 15, 2010 | Blog | 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... more >>

W Santiago

April 20, 2010 | Blog | 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. more >>

Loberias del sur hotel

April 20, 2010 | Blog | 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... more >>


April 19, 2010 | Blog | 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. more >>

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The Latest News From Travel Mart in Quito, Ecuador    travel-mart-quito-feature.jpg   By:   Joe Pike

Developments in Ecuador and Nicaragua top the news from tourism event. View