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Within the Wild Adventure Company, a transformative, award-winning, family-owned adventure company in Alaska is pleased to announce a series of new adventures, culinary activities and wellness offerings at Tutka Bay Lodge along with a renovation led by notable architect Bill Bensley. The Dixon Family will continue to support their ‘Be the Wild’ Stewardship Project, a non-profit initiative dedicated to preserving and safeguarding the natural world within Southcentral Alaska and beyond.
The Berkshires’ 5-Star Gilded Age mansion turned hotel, the Wheatleigh, ushers in a new era of culinary innovation, welcoming Rogue-24’s James Beard award-winning chef, RJ Cooper as Executive Chef as he debuts Sage & Sparrow, a multi-course culinary journey through the Berkshires and Hawthorne, the hotel’s upscale casual dining venue.
Travel operator, Go2Africa, is pleased to share their top travel trends and the exciting hotel openings in Africa for 2024. With new luxury safari camps opening and destinations catering to every type of traveler from honeymoons to family trips, there has never been a better time to visit Africa. The Go2Africa team of experts has been committed to curating exceptional travel journeys since 1998, with 100% of the revenue remaining in Africa to support local communities and conservation projects.
In January 2024, Cheetah Plains, South Africa’s leading carbon negative luxury lodge in the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve in partnership with Goodman Gallery, will debut their own private gallery space, and a new collection of nearly 100 highly collectible works curated for their three exclusive villas. Redefining the ultimate notion of a sustainable luxury safari, Cheetah Plains once again is reimagining the guest experience with an
Volcanoes Safaris, the pioneer of gorilla and chimpanzee eco-tourism in Uganda and Rwanda since 1997, is opening its fifth lodge in May 2024. Kibale Lodge will be perfectly positioned for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park in Uganda, one of the best parks to view chimpanzees in Africa, with a community of over 1,500. This expansion complements the existing circuit of Volcanoes Safaris’ four great ape lodges. It will offer a seamless safari across Rwanda and Uganda, letting guests experience the unique gorilla, chimpanzee, and wildlife of the Albertine Rift.
Nestled above the rocky shoreline on the magnificent bay of Pointe Milou, The Christopher Hotel has long been a refuge for those in-the-know on St. Barth for its luxury, peacefulness and discretion. 42 stunning guest rooms look out onto the sea and their three luxurious four-bedroom villas with butler service and a private swimming pool are the perfect place for groups looking for the ultimate in privacy and relaxation. One of the last remaining family-owned properties on the island, it continues to exude true St. Barth charm and personality.
As part of continued investment in its Alaska footprint, Pomeroy Lodging has completed the first major room renovation for its Alyeska Resort, debuting the new Black Diamond Club in January 2024. This new luxury offering will provide premium accommodations, services, and amenities exclusive to the resort’s 8th-floor guests. Since purchasing the resort in 2018, Pomeroy Lodging has made key investments and hires to evolve and enhance its mountain and hospitality experience, including the addition of Nordic Spa in September 2022 and Forte Italian Restaurant.
As Gangtey Lodge celebrates its 10th anniversary, it is pleased to announce the introduction of a new 5-day/4-night Wellbeing Retreat for 2024. Set in the idyllic Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, this retreat is specially designed for travelers seeking balance, happiness, and personal enlightenment, which is highly valued in Bhutan. Located in the peaceful Phobjikha Valley, Gangtey Lodge offers a sanctuary where guests can disconnect from the distractions and challenges of daily life to embark on a revitalizing journey towards contentment and personal wellbeing.
Go2Africa is pleased to announce that they are now B Corp Certified. This certification further exemplifies their unwavering dedication to sustainability, transparency, and ethical business practices. It also holds the company accountable to high standards of community upliftment, environmental sustainability, and the protection of wildlife. By planning a trip with Go2Africa, travelers are choosing a company that uses its influence and resources to drive positive impact in the world, and they become part of a movement that actively promotes responsible travel.
Alyeska Resort is pleased to announce they will be joining the Ikon Pass community, bringing the Alaskan basecamp for adventure to Ikon Pass holders for winter 23/24. Ikon Pass offers access to 56 global destinations and spring skiing at select destinations across North America. Alyeska Resort joins Ikon Pass as the first mountain to be offered in Alaska. With access to seven days at Alyeska Resort with no blackout dates, Ikon Pass holders can enjoy the ultimate access, while Ikon Base Pass holders will have access to five days, with select blackout dates.
Camp Denali, nestled at the 89-mile marker in Denali National Park will reopen June 02 to adventure travelers eager to access Denali’s backcountry. While the park’s road remains closed for another summer at mile 43, Camp Denali will welcome guests back offering new fly-in access with flightseeing of Denali. The family-owned and operated lodge since 1952 is pleased to announce its 2023 summer speaker series, wildlife observation, and guided nature excursions in the wilderness heart of Denali.
Within the Wild Adventure Company, a transformative adventure company in Alaska ushers in a new vision for its hospitality offering on the heels of the sale of its Winterlake Lodge to Eleven, which they have owned and operated since 1994. This marks a new evolution for Within the Wild, which is celebrating 40 years in Southcentral Alaska with founders Carl and Kirsten Dixon at the helm. The muti-generation-run company will focus on a series of new adventure and wellness offerings at Tutka Bay Lodge and a renovation led by notable architect Bill Bensley.
Nestled above the rocky shoreline on the magnificent bay of Pointe Milou, The Christopher Hotel has long been a refuge for those in-the-know on St. Barth for its understated elegance and amazing sunset views. One of the last remaining family-owned properties on the island, it continues to exude true St. Barth charm and personality.
Cheetah Plains, the exclusive-use luxury villa and sustainable safari experience in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Nature Reserve, is pleased to debut the ultimate Diamond Experience in the bush, from its new exquisitely curated boutique, SHARI’S. As one of the world’s most remote private showrooms for diamonds, Cheetah Plains has created a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with access to top-quality ethical diamonds, as well as their very own Cheetah Plains Signature Diamond Collection.
Gangtey Lodge is pleased to announce its Five Keys to Wellbeing Program as the mystical Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan continues to welcome back international travelers. Travelers will find at Gangtey Lodge a harmonious and inspiring environment where one can experience the Bhutan effect through all aspects of wellbeing: physical, mental
Cheetah Plains, home to the exclusive-use luxury villa and sustainable safari experience in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Nature Reserve, is raising the bar for gastronomic experiences in the bush. As the pioneer of innovative eco-luxury safari for the modern age, Cheetah Plains is setting new standards in remote and off grid gourmet offerings for its guests. Headed by chef Charlaine-Lee Fouche and inspired by the setting and style of Cheetah Plains, guests will have a taste of varying flavors and cooking techniques driven by 5-star standards and best practices in sustainability.
August 2023 will mark the grand opening of the new Veilbreaker Skybridges at Girdwood’s Alyeska Resort, located 40 miles from Anchorage. Suspended 2,500 feet above the valley floor and spanning 600 feet, Veilbreaker Skybridges is a 2 - 3 hour-long experience for people of all skill levels, with two bridges suspended over Christmas and New Year’s Chutes.
St Barthélemy’s 5-star hotel, the Christopher, located on the magnificent bay of Pointe Milou, is pleased to announce its partnership with AQUAchiara to develop a sustainable drinking water solution for its restaurants and guests, the first of its kind on the island. Since 2019, the Christopher has been working to improve its environmental impact, and to offer tourism that respects nature, which has been recognized and awarded the Green Globe Certification, the only hotel in St. Barth.
Sheldon Chalet, the world’s most remote and luxury glacier outpost has announced its new adventure offerings for 2023 including rock climbing, mixed climbing, and an elevated backcountry ski touring experience. Perched on a nunatak 6,000 ft above the Don Sheldon Amphitheater inside Denali National Park, the Sheldon Chalet is only accessible by helicopter from Anchorage or Talkeetna.
Go2Africa is pleased to introduce its new Positive Impact program for 2023. As demand for safaris soars back to beyond pre-covid levels, sustainability and ecotourism have become the fastest-growing interest of safari-goers. Combining Positive Impact Safaris and Trips with a Purpose, Go2Africa aims to provide exceptional, meaningful experiences for its clients, while creating a sustainable and prosperous future for Africa’s natural ecosystems and the people whose livelihoods are directly linked to them.
El Camino Travel (El Camino), the award-winning, modern travel brand that empowers women to travel boldly, today announced a $1.1 Million pre-seed funding round led by Slauson & Co. with participation from Trip Ventures. Funding will accelerate El Camino’s technology build, brand awareness in the $360B tours and experiences sector of the industry, and its mission to be the first premium marketplace for women travelers that connects them directly to exceptional experiences.
Go2Africa is pleased to share the ultimate safari sojourn and top experiences travelers can look forward to in 2023. With new flights being offered from the United States, new luxury safari camps opening and destinations that are perfect for every occasion from honeymoons to family trips, there has never been a better time to visit Africa.
As we step into a new era of travel, one which prioritizes planetary wellbeing, authenticity and transparency, Volcanoes Safaris, pioneers of gorilla and chimpanzee eco-tourism in Uganda and Rwanda since 1997, reflects on the last 25 years while looking ahead as they announce the launch of their 5th lodge to open in 2023 near Kibale National Park in Uganda for chimpanzee trekking.
A five-star hotel in the heart of county Tipperary, Cashel Palace epitomizes the finest of Irish hospitality. Set within a magnificent Palladian manor, built in 1732, this landmark address has been meticulously restored to create a truly desirable destination hotel. Cashel Palace is an impressive choice for special occasions, whether it's large events in the elegant ballroom or intimate affairs in one of the private dining suites. The wedding planners onsite are ready to organize a truly magical and unforgettable event.
Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is pleased to support a survey for large carnivores in the Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area in Uganda, particularly for African lion, leopard and spotted hyena. The VSPT was established in 2009, as a non-profit organization that connects Volcanoes Safaris' Rwanda and Uganda luxury lodges to the neighboring communities and conservation activities. The VSPT which is funded by Volcanoes Safaris, as well as private donations by guests and other parties, will donate over $12,000 to the carnivore survey.
Cheetah Plains is home to the exclusive-use luxury villa and sustainable safari experience nestled in South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area, the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve. A sophisticated, innovative eco-luxury safari experience for the modern age, Cheetah Plains was designed to offer the best in service to its guests and also its environment. Operating 100% off grid using solar power and electric land vehicles, this is a first for the Nature Reserve.
September 2022 marks the grand opening of Alyeska Nordic Spa at Girdwood’s Alyeska Resort, located 40 miles from Anchorage. Alaska’s first-ever Nordic Spa will be a year-round opportunity to disconnect to reconnect and enjoy a 50,000 sq. ft series of outdoor hot and cold Hydrotherapy pools, massage treatments and wellness offerings. The experience will include cold water plunges and waterfalls, aromatherapy infused steam rooms, a Halotherapy Signature sauna, Finnish sauna and an exfoliation cabin featuring Alaskan sea salt, all connected by a heated pathway.
Gangtey Lodge is pleased to announce its September 2022 reopening as the mystical Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan welcomes back international travelers. After an almost three year closure, the country is poised to open with a focus on a sustainability model of high value, low volume tourism. New efforts are aimed to keep the country carbon negative and a green destination for tourists while protecting its people, culture, values,