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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, 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.
Pelorus, the exclusive travel and yachting innovator, and VRCO, the pioneering luxury eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing developer) manufacturer, have announced a world-first partnership. The partnership marks the next logical evolution for Pelorus and its mission to create uniquely memorable, bespoke travel experiences for its high-net-worth and upper-high-net-worth customers across the globe. The agreement includes an initial supply of at least four of VRCO’s four-person XP4 aircraft.
Alyeska Resort Joins the Ikon Pass Community for Winter 23/24, Becoming Its First Destination in Alaska
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.
Cheetah Plains, Sabi Sands’ 5 Star Sustainable Villas Raises the Bar for Epicurean Experiences in the Bush
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.
Alyeska Resort in Alaska Debuts Veilbreaker Skybridges for Summer 2023
Connect with Adventure and Stand at the Edge of Alaska’s Mighty Wilderness
July 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.
Sheldon Chalet in Alaska Offers Backcountry Skiing and Climbing Experiences from the World’s Most Remote & Luxury Outpost
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.
Hotel Christopher Launches St. Barth’s First Sustainable Drinking Water Solution to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Imported Bottled Water
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.
Go2Africa Launches ‘Positive Impact Safaris’ to Protect Wildlife, Uplift Communities and Care for the Planet
'Trips with a Purpose’ give travelers hands-on community and conservation experiences
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 Closes Pre-Seed Funding to be the Travel Industry’s First Experiential Marketplace for Women
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.
The Christopher Hotel in St. Barth, Preserves the Island’s Timeless Experience with New Culinary & Wellness Offerings, and a Coral Restoration Project
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.
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.
Curated as new experiences for 2023, Cheetah Plains has designed a new private art tour and art buying experience for aesthetes. This unique opportunity allows guests to receive a one-on-one art tour with illustrious South African artist Conor Mccreedy, known for his distinctive monochromatic blue painted artwork with pieces such as Blue Butterfly and Blue Running Cheetah on display at the property.
Camp Denali Reopens in Denali National Park with Fly-In Access, and Announces Summer Speaker Series & Inbound Flightseeing Experience
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.
Pelorus Releases its Top Experiences for 2023
From Citizen Science to Arctic Expeditions, Exploring in 2023 is Reimagined
Travel and yacht expedition specialists, Pelorus, have put a new spin on the phrase, ‘Bucket List Travel.’ The team has designed once-in-a-lifetime experiences for travelers to see the world in a different way incorporating citizen science, exploring deeper into remote and lesser-traveled destinations, and exclusive-use accommodations such as yachts, villas, luxury mobile camps, and private chalets.
REYA Communications Appointed PR Agency of Record for The Christopher Hotel, St. Barth and El Camino Travel
REYA Communications (REYA) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new clients. The public relations agency will now handle the US media relations and communications strategy for El Camino Travel and the Christopher Hotel in St. Barth. These two distinguished brands join REYA’s roster of independently owned travel brands committed to conservation, sustainability, and social impact.
As Pelorus Turns 5, They Release a 5-year Report on Luxury Travel and Yachting
Pelorus, the ultimate experiential travel company turned five in November 2022. To mark this milestone they’ve released their Luxury Travel and Yachting Report that looks at the trends that will define the next five years of travel. Developed in association with Globetrender, a leading travel trend forecasting agency, the UK and US based operator focuses on seven key trends they predict will be shaping the future of luxury travel between 2023 and 2027.
Cashel Palace Debuts 2023 Wedding Packages as Ireland Prepares for the Return of Destination Weddings
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.
Pelorus Becomes Expedition Partner for OceanSky Cruises in 2024 Curating Bespoke Experiences for Travelers
Pelorus, the ultimate experiential travel and yachting company announces a partnership with OceanSky Cruises to become their ‘Expedition Partner’, supporting the development and progression of ultra-sustainable airship travel. Together, Pelorus and OceanSky Cruises will usher in a new age of no-footprint voyages to unlock and gain access to some of the most remote and carefully preserved corners of the world. The first charters are planned to take flight in 2024 where guests will have the opportunity to cruise in complete comfort and luxury from Svalbard to what is often considered ‘ground zero’ for climate change; the North Pole.
Go2Africa Celebrates 25 Years and Shares the Ultimate Safari Sojourn and What’s New for African Travel in 2023
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.
Volcanoes Safaris Celebrates 25 Years at the Forefront of Eco-Tourism & Announces 2023 Plans to Open 5th Lodge in Kibale, Uganda
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.
Nelly O. Gedeon, Founder and CEO of Wayaj, launches IMPPACT, with a Mission to Preserve our Planet and Communities for Future Generations
Nelly O. Gedeon, serial entrepreneur and founder of Wayaj is pleased to introduce her newest venture IMPPACT (Imperative Metamorphosis to Preserve our Planet and Communities for Tomorrow). IMPPACT is a proprietary software comprising a one-of-a-kind Carbon Footprint Calculating Engine (CFC Engine™) and Sustainable Actions module that the public can utilize to enable positive-impact travel worldwide, making it easy to assess the CO2 generated from business or leisure travels and neutralize its impact through offsetting, while supporting Sustainable Actions (SAs) which are aligned with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust supporting African lion and large carnivore survey in
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 Delivers Sustainable Safari Experience in Sabi Sand Nature Reserve
Big Five Game Viewing in Electric Safari Vehicles and Five-Star Solar Powered Exclusive-Use Villas
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.
Alaska’s First Nordic Spa Opens at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood
A Place to Unplug and Reconnect with Nature 40-Minutes from Anchorage
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 Reopens with New Guest Experiences
Bhutan Welcomes Travelers Back in September 2022 with a Renewed Focus on Sustainability
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,
Pelorus’ Yacht Division Announces Gayle Patterson As Head Of Charter, as They Debut Their List of Top Yachts for 2023