Monica Irauzqui recently sat down with InEye Technologies’ founder, Preethi Natarajan to discuss how Yampu is thriving during the current pandemic including giving back by starting new classes for travel professionals. Watch the full interview below!      A 100% Woman-owned small business, InEye Technologies provides world-class travel products and accessories for a worry-free travel experience.   Many of […]

#postponedontcancel #savetourism It is known that those who work in the travel industry are being hit hard right now. The impact goes beyond the flight attendants and travel agents but affects the naturalist guide in the Masai Mara, the talented weavers in Cusco, down to the man pushing the elotes cart in Mexico City. All of these people rely heavily on tourism […]

During these uncertain times, we would like to express our appreciation for you and our partners over the last twenty-two years. Without the support of you, our clients, we would not be where we are today. Since our founding in 1998, we have witnessed tragedies across the world and have faced difficult times alongside our travelers over the years. Like […]

The Orphaned Starfish Foundation is dedicated to helping orphans, victims of abuse, survivors of trafficking, indigenous children and at-risk youth break their cycles of abuse and poverty through technology-based education, job training and job placement assistance and commit to every program for life. On October 18, 2019 Orphaned Starfish Foundation (OSF) held their 15th gala at the Cipriani Wall Street […]

Traveling like Royalty and Keeping it Green; Prince Harry Launches Sustainable Travel Initiative   Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, recently launched a new Sustainable Travel Initiative to better improve global tourism in favor of the environment and local communities. Collaborating alongside massive travel companies including Skyscanner, Booking.com, and Visa, Harry’s new project, known as Travalyst, aims to promote sustainable […]

Brazilian Government Waives Brazil Visa requirements for US Citizens The Brazilian government recently announced that American, Canadian, Australian and Japanese citizens will have visa-free entry by June of this year. Visitors who have a valid passport will no longer be required to apply and pay for a visa to enter Brazil, whether it be for business or leisurely travel. Visitors […]

The luxury fashion firm LVMH, holder of Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, has continued its way into the luxury travel industry with a purchase of the upscale hotel and leisure company, Belmond. While continuing to offer its iconic luxury products globally, the once primarily fashion-driven company has set its eyes on the industry of Luxury travel as higher-end clientele look […]

LATAM Airline announces new flight connection between Cusco and Santiago. Travelers can now experience the wonders of Cusco, Peru and continue their adventures to Chile with one swift flight, bypassing the usual hour and a half connecting flight to Lima. LATAM Airlines will be launching flights from Peru’s iconic city of Cusco, voted as the best city in Latin America, […]

This City is Rated as “The Best” in all South and Central America Colonial architecture, luxury accommodations, world-class art, historical relevance, and culinary experiences that rival those of Italy and Japan, Cusco has been voted as the best city in all South and Central America by Travel + Leisure readers for 2018, understandably. Perched at over 11.000 feet above sea […]

Cape Town Drought: What You Need to Know for South African Travel As the news of Cape Town’s depleting water supply circles news outlets, many questions are left unanswered for those who have plans to visit the vibrant city or are seeking to make travels to South Africa. On January 30th the South Africa Tourism Board hosted a webinar to […]

Meet Our Travel Experts at the 2018 LA Travel and Adventure Show!   On February 24th and 25th, Yampu will be attending the 2018 Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center where world travelers will be coming together to begin planning their travel filled year! Attendees will be able to explore endless vacation options, attend […]

Yampu Triumphs as 10-Time Winner of World Travel Awards After Revamp Tenth consecutive win as Leading Tour Operator in South America, Mexico, and Central America comes after revamp and company expansion Stowe, Vt., July 5, 2016 – On Friday the World Travel Awards awarded luxury tour operator, Yampu Tours, with its tenth consecutive award over the last seven years as […]

In a celebration of Earth Day, Vogue names Lapa Rios in Costa Rica a top 6 Most Exotic, Eco-friendly Hotel. Lapa Rios is within a private nature reserve on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula and features 17 secluded bungalows overlooking the ocean. The eco-lodge has a salt-based pool, a guide hut that teaches regional geography and biodiversity, and a canopy rooftop […]