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Central Vietnam is a quite diverse area, with many cities and sites to visit. From outstanding beaches to caves and excellent national parks, Central Vietnam is a destination on the rise. Thanks to Super Value Tours, the supplier sponsor of this article, you won’t miss out on any of the excitement and history during your trip to Central Vietnam.

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Gardens Galore in Hangzhou with Stunning China

Ranking as one of the most beautiful cities in China, Hangzhou is a place where inspiration thrives and ancient culture intertwines with the present day. The breathtaking imagery of the city is reason alone enough to visit. Thanks to Stunning China, the supplier sponsor of this article, you will not miss your chance to see the many gardens and temples of Hangzhou.

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The capitol of Shaanxi Province, People’s Republic of China is none other than Xi’an. One of the oldest cities in China, Xi’an has antiquity and culture throughout the city and should not be skipped on a vacation in China. Thanks to Stunning China, the supplier sponsor of this article, you won’t miss anything that Xi’an has to offer.

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Breathe in the Beauty of the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies, and the area surrounding them, are one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating areas to explore in Canada. A nature lovers dream, there are hiking trails, canyons, and waterfalls that highlight an environment unparalleled in imagery. Thanks to Canada à la Carte , the supplier sponsor of this article, you won’t miss a moment of the scenery in the Canadian Rockies.

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See the Sights of Guilin with Super Value Tours

On the west bank of the Li River you will find Guilin, a prefecture-level city in the northeast of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Guilin, which means “Forest of Sweet Osmanthus,” is one of China’s most popular destinations thanks to the uniquely spectacular sites and the vivacious dining and shopping scene. Guilin is a place that should be experienced by all. Thanks to Super Value Tours, the sponsor supplier of this article, you won’t miss a moment of what Guilin has to offer.

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Set Sail to Wonder with Windstar Cruises

A voyage with Windstar Cruises evokes the feeling of being on your own private yacht. Large enough to pamper and indulge cruisers yet still small enough to anchor in secluded coves or dock in the heart of tiny Old World villages that larger ships cannot reach, Windstar Cruises offers the best of both worlds.

Sail with Windstar and discover not just Old World villages, but the remote coastline of Costa Rica, the incredible Panama Canal, and the secluded islands of Tahiti and the Caribbean. Windstar Cruises is even offering a new lineup of itineraries that will take travelers to Alaska, Asia, Arabia, and Canada & New England.

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The team at Via Tours Croatia has been working specifically since 2003 on crafting tours that highlight all of the unique experiences in Croatia and beyond to other locations, including Montenegro, Serbia, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Albania. Their goal is to be the strongest local link you can count on during your Croatian journey and beyond.

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The Antrim Coast, an area in Northern Ireland, is known to be one of the most scenic places in the country. Designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty in 1988 under the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands, the Antrim Coast is nothing short of breathtaking in all of its varied natural beauty. From sandy beaches to dangerously magnificent cliffs, the Antrim Coast is a must visit on any trip to Ireland.

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The town of Tepoztlán is classified as a Pueblo Mágico: a place with natural beauty, cultural riches, and historical relevance. Hotel Posada Del Tepozteco, an old mansion-turned-hotel steep with ancestry and tradition, has been a staple in the community for over 60 years. A founding member of the elite group of hotels and restaurants known as the “Tesoros De México,” who are considered the gold standard for excellence in hospitality and cuisine, Hotel Posada Del Tepozteco provides its guests with an unforgettable experience. Read the rest of this entry »

lisa & steve_lebouleaLisa and Steve Cavanagh opened the doors to Le Bouleau, a bed and breakfast located in Aveyron, France, in 2015. Originally from South Africa, Lisa and Steve packed up and moved to Aveyron for a fresh start, and the idea of a bed and breakfast in the back of their minds. With previous experience in renovation and building they worked tirelessly to make Le Bouleau a reality. Lisa’s passion for cooking and Steve’s love of cycling make any stay at Le Bouleau an adventure; they host scenic cycling tours and culinary tours on top of providing fresh ingredients for their guests from their own gardens! Lisa and Steve go above and beyond to make any stay at Le Bouleau a memorable one. 

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Israel’s Dan Hotels

When it comes to luxury lodging in Israel, look no further than Dan Hotel Chain. Boasting almost 3800 rooms spread out among 13 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 opened its doors in 1931 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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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.

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Felipe Castro is the North American Sales Director of Australis, an expedition cruise company specializing in exploring the “end of the world.” Returning to Chile in 2005, he served as the Sales and Customer Service Director for Turismo Cocha, the largest travel agency in Chile. Felipe regards his best achievement as a Commercial Director as being able to participate in the team that developed the Lan Airline project in Peru, consolidating its operations through its subsidiary LANPERU; within the country of Peru, he immensely expanded his strong ties with airlines, tour operators, and travel agencies. Felipe Castro has over 30 years of varied travel industry experience, and was the acting president of the Association of International Airlines of Peru (AETAI) for two consecutive terms; he is also a Commercial Engineer and boasts a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Diego Portales.

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Discover the World by Train with Vacations By Rail

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 »

With over 13 years of experience, Via Tours welcomed over one hundred thousand travelers and gained crucial destination knowledge to assure best local experience for people with desires to travel to Croatia and beyond including Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, and Albania. Read the rest of this entry »

River cruising may just be the most authentic, inspiring way to see and experience the world today.

On the world’s rivers, travelers bend and wind through historic and dramatic landscapes reminiscent of impressionist paintings depicting vineyards, castles atop hilltops and medieval villages from the days of yore. And while river cruisers enjoy access to thriving cities like Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam and Prague byway of the world’s rivers, they also have the opportunity to step back into history and experience lesser-known towns and hidden landmarks time – and most travelers – have passed by.

Here are 4 off-the-beaten-path destinations and experiences found along Eastern Europe’s rivers.

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The Spring Travel Agent Forum will take center stage in less than two months at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, and will welcome more than 1,000 independent travel agents at every level in their career, seeking continuing education, supplier networking, and destination experiences to support their professional growth. The Forum, which will be held from March 26 – 29, is the industry’s largest event of its kind, and will house hundreds of travel suppliers from across the globe, affording delegates the chance to shop destinations, commissionable vacation packages, and various business resources to support their business needs.

For the first time ever, the Forum will offer a supplemental One-to-One Meeting Showcase, providing pre-determined mutual interest meetings among select suppliers and an audience of hosted travel agents, who have been carefully vetted based on their potential business contribution and overall sales volume. These hosted agents will individually represent a minimum of $800,000 in annual business, with clientele bookings spanning the globe. Supplier participation will cover the full gamut of commissionable vacation offerings, both from a product and geographic standpoint.  Read the rest of this entry »

The debut Family Travel Advisor Forum has officially wrapped, and by all accounts, was a tremendous success. The Forums was produced by Specialty Travel Forums, a division of Travel Show Marketing Group, an independent event organizer. This exclusive event took place at the Royalton Riviera Cancun in Mexico from Tuesday, November 1 through Saturday, November 5, with optional post-event familiarization itineraries.

“The results are in, and clearly, it’s all about family! The first ever Family Travel Advisor Forum has far exceeded our expectations, and based on the very positive feedback we’ve received from suppliers and sellers alike, a success across the board! It is an absolute privilege to produce an event that brings suppliers together with such a passionate and successful audience; really, some of the best in the business, and who contribute to their professional growth and longevity in the marketplace,” said Jennifer Fernandez, Vice President Events & Content, Specialty Travel Forums. Read the rest of this entry »

Planning a family vacation can be difficult. Parents want to have a relaxing time and share wonderful experiences with their kids, but finding a destination that appeals to kids and adults alike is harder than it seems… especially if you don’t want to drive all the way to the coast and spend hours in line at a theme park once you get there.

The best solution might be one you hadn’t considered yet: a Colorado adventure vacation at a dude and guest ranch!

Bringing your kids on a family trip to Colorado for a week – or even longer – can be just what you need to get a bit of relaxation, change your perspective, and pull everyone closer. To understand why, here are five things you’ll never hear your kids say while visiting one of Colorado’s dude ranches: Read the rest of this entry »

Although David Holman is a professional travel consultant, he is currently working on a mobile app that all travel professionals can share with their clients and incorporate into their own business models. We recently sat down with David to learn more about Travel with Purpose.

Travel Research Online: Let’s start with a quick description of Travel with Purpose.

David Holman: It is a mobile app and website that will match travelers seeking volunteer opportunities with nonprofits looking for help on projects or for ongoing needs. There is a growing trend towards people desiring to make a positive, meaningful impact on the people and places they visit. Currently, it requires a lot of footwork prior to travel to accomplish that goal. By making it easier to connect with nonprofits, even last minute, we hope to grow that legion of travelers who desire to “Leave It Better.” Read the rest of this entry »

Take A Drive With Enterprise Holdings

Whether it’s the budget-conscious traveler looking for a car to take the scenic route to their destination or the frenzied business traveler on his or her way to an important seminar, Enterprise Holdings has every vehicle for every need. With three car rental brands under its umbrella, Enterprise Holdings owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car. The brands, through their regional subsidiaries, operate fully staffed locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Founded in 1957 by Jack Taylor, Enterprise Holdings began with only a seven car fleet and one employee, and is still owned by the Taylor family today. Read the rest of this entry »