Travel industry Archive

Plenty of Progress in Panama

Panama is often touted as an undiscovered gem on the tourism side of things, but now the travelers’ interest in the country may finally be catching up to the business and expat interest. Once again, the country experienced a record year for tourism, with a year-over-year increase of 10.7 percent for 2015. This made Panama […]

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SA Expeditions on Making a Difference in Rural Peru

On a semi-regular basis we interview industry leaders operating in Latin America to get an insider’s look at the travel industry and our part in it. Today we talk with Nick Stanziano, founder and chief explorer at SA Expeditions, based in Lima. With feet on the ground for a decade and plenty of local contacts, […]

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Put Belize Into Your Summer Plans

In most of the tropics, there’s a dry season and a wet season and in some spots that “green season” can be long and soaking. Belize in the summer is a different story, however. If you go when it’s the normal summer break in the USA or Canada, that’s actually a time when crowds thin […]

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5 Places to Get Useful Travel Information and Inspiration

There’s no shortage of travel information on the web or TV and we’re not lacking in places to go for inspiration. Here are a few ways to cut through the clutter.

New Luxury Hotels Coming to Latin America

Autumn is travel trade conference season and we recently attended TravelMart Latin America and International Luxury Travel Mart Americas in the Mayakoba complex of the RIviera Maya. I got to check out the new Hyatt Playa del Carmen property, which is a shade shy of being luxury but has an incredible location on the water […]

Panama City Leading the Globalization Parade in the Americas

Depending on who you ask, the spread of global brands into every city we visit is either a blessing or a curse. It’s clear though that while many grumble about the proliferation of recognized logos creating a homogenized city look around the globe, they’ll still stay at the Marriott and duck into the Starbucks more […]