Hospitality without Guests – A Peek Behind our Closed Resort Doors

At the Cayuga Collection, we live our passion for service, people’s wellbeing, and sustainability through luxury hospitality. Unfortunately, right now we’re living it without guests. Just like the rest of the tourism industry around the world, we have been hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis. But through it we’ve stayed optimistic. Strong today and extraordinary tomorrow. […]

Is the Covid-19 crisis really a good thing for the environment?

In May of this year, my 11-year-old daughter asked me if the Covid-19 crisis that the world is currently living through was a positive thing for the environment. Good question. I told her I wasn’t sure. But then I remembered some good news I’d recently read in the media. News about dolphins swimming in the […]

Believe with us in a Future for Travel

April, we’re happy to see you. I’m sure I am not the only one who felt like March 2020 was a full year of work, and at that, it happened to be the most difficult and emotionally taxing professional year of our lives.  And experts say that we’re not even halfway through this crisis.  But, […]

Cancellations in Times of Covid-19: Why don’t you just give me my money back?

The month of March 2020 will be remembered as the month that the world stopped traveling.  Borders closed, airlines grounded their planes, cruise ships docked and the tourism industry imploded. Every day brought a new change or rule, enacted for the greater human good but with devastating effects on the global economy, particularly for the fields […]

Let’s Recycle as little as possible!

We try to recycle as little as possible. Especially plastic. Because if you are forced to recycle, you did something wrong in the first place. It is our last resource. Here is why. We REFUSE excessive packaging. We have not used plastic bottles for water for over ten years at our hotels, resorts, and lodges. […]

Can my Luxury Vacation in the Tropics be Sustainable?

Guests tell us that what most impressed them about staying at a Cayuga Collection Hotel, Resort or Lodge in Nicaragua, Costa Rica or Panama was the fact that they felt that they actually made a positive contribution to nature conservation and community development when they stayed with us. Typically, travelers don’t think that sustainability and […]

Handprint vs. Footprint – How to travel in a sustainable way?

This is a Guest Blog written by Carolin Seiferth. A student at the Hochschule Stralsund in Germany. She will finish a 6-month internship at Senda Monteverde, a Cayuga Collection Hotel next month. When I told my friends last year that I would like to put a heavy emphasis on sustainability in tourism during my internship […]

Why don’t you Serve European Wines at the Cayuga Collection Hotels?

Once in a while, we get a complaint from a guest (often European) why we don’t have French or Italian wines on our menu?  We then explain that we try to be as local as possible with our culinary offerings by serving food that is locally grown or harvested in our restaurants.  In the case […]

Top Travel Trend #3: Slo-Mo is the new #FOMO

It is the time of the year when 2020 Tourism and Hospitality Trends are published.  What is the new hot thing next year?  Here is one that caught our eye.  Booking.com predicts these Top Travel Trends.  Read more here.  Trend #3 in this article is about “taking it slow”.  While FOMO – the Fear of […]