Author Archives: Simone Hasskew

There are 8 articles by Simone Hasskew published on this site.


Israel’s Dan Hotels

When it comes to luxury lodging in Israel, look no further than Dan Hotel Chain. Boasting a total of 3381 rooms spread out among 12 hotels, Dan Hotels has something to offer travelers of all walks of life. Their hotels can be found in many different cities within Israel, including their flagship hotel, the legendary King David Hotel. Located in the heart of the Old City, the King David Hotel was built in the 1920’s at the meeting point of the historic Old City and the new, dynamic Jerusalem; it is also Jerusalem’s official venue for banquets and state occasions.

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Israel is known for being part of a segment of geography known as The Holy Land. With the convergence of three prominent religions, it is no surprise that much of Israel is rich with culture and history that dates back centuries. From religious architecture and botanical gardens unlike any other, Israel has much to offer any visitor.

Thanks to Dan Hotels, the supplier sponsor of this column, you can use this 60-Second Geography article in your own travel agency’s newsletters and websites.

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CCRA is a diverse family of brands designed to facilitate commerce between travel professionals and industry suppliers;  Not quite a host or consortia, and definitely not your typical association, CCRA provides innovative marketing programs, booking tools, education and training, and even accreditation for their elite customers through their travel commerce network. Built by travel professionals from all corners of the industry, CCRA is passionate and undoubtedly committed to the success of both their travel agency and suppliers.

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Akaroa may only be a small part of New Zealand, located 52 miles from Christchurch, but it is not one to be missed. Surrounded by beautiful bays and harbors, and lush with French and English history, Akaroa is a destination with more to offer than meets the eye. Spend your days outside, and your early evenings wine-tasting in this small piece of New Zealand paradise.

Thanks to Shore Trips, the supplier sponsor of this column, you can use this 60-Second Geography article in your own travel agency’s newsletters and websites.

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Founded in 2004, Vacations By Rail  is dedicated to the belief that the journey to a destination should be just as important and exciting as the destination itself. The company strives to give clients the journey and destinations they desire Read the rest of this entry »

Cruise in Luxury with Emerald Waterways

In 2014, Emerald Waterways made their debut, and with that came the next generation of river cruising to Europe.

Emerald Waterways brings the newest, best designed, and most advanced river cruise fleets available in Europe. They offer itineraries throughout Europe, as well as cruising options on the beautiful Saone, Rhone, Rhine, Danube and Douro rivers. Emerald Waterways was voted “Best River Line For Value” two consecutive years by the discerning experts and editors at Cruise Critic. In both 2015 and 2016, Emerald Waterways’ ships and river cruises were praised for not only their striking designs and innovative highlights, but also their contemporary approach.  This establishes both the company and its travel options as unlike any other river cruising option out there.

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From towering volcanoes to miles of rain forest and breathtaking views, the city of La Fortuna is not to be missed.  Positioned within the central American country of Costa Rica, La Fortuna has gained much traction over the years as a must-see travel destination.

Thanks to Costa Rica Dream Adventures, the supplier sponsor of this column, you can use this 60-Second Geography article in your own travel agency’s newsletters and websites.

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If Belgium is on your list of travel destinations, do not miss out on the opportunity to see the city of Antwerp, located in Flanders. Known for its culturally rich architecture, and prominent fashion presence, Antwerp is home to a population of over 500,000 residents, giving it the title of the most prosperous city in Belgium. From the 15th to 17th century, Flanders was the dominating presence in Western Europe when it came to art, even inspiring some of the largest art movements in history, including Baroque, Primitive, and Renaissance. Read the rest of this entry »