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latinamerica LATIN AMERICA The region upped the ante in 2012, with a booming hotel industry and a bevy of new product. carla hunt checking-in to Many of us who focus on Latin America look forward to TravelMart Latin America (TMLA), an annual ingathering of buyers and sellers of travel products and services, this year held in Cartagena, next year in Quito. The 3-day marathon of business meetings, orchestrated by William H. Coleman, Inc., gives all attendees a chance to find out what’s trendy, what’s hot, and what’s new among Latin American destinations. All destinations that are tailor-made for today’s kinds of vacation experiences: active and adventurous, nature-oriented, family-minded, romantic, cultural and involving, and chock-full of comfort. We made some client-pleasing discoveries. the boutique hotel bonanza In the 21st century, the hotel development in Central and South American destinations has been a boom industry, expanding and upscaling their lodging infrastructures by leaps and bounds. But it is the luxury boutique hotels—found by the sea, in the cities, close to vineyards, near World Heritage Sites, in the rainforest—that have dramatically changed the hospitality offering. 46 december 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend December 2012

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Indie Boutique Hotels & Resorts
Tour Talk: Apple Vacations
16th Annual Recommend Readers' Choice Awards Winners
Cruising 2012
North American Splendor
Tantalizing Tallahassee
New Beginnings
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
For Asia and the South Pacific, 2012 was a Vintage Year
Europe Always Astounds
Six 2012 Trends That are Here to Stay
Africa Rising
Checking-in to Latin America

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