In the ever-evolving world of luxury travel, one name has consistently stood out for its commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences on the snowy slopes – Leo Trippi. In a groundbreaking achievement, Leo Trippi has been honored at the prestigious World Ski Awards for the World’s Best Ski Travel Agent in 2023. This recognition not only solidifies Leo Trippi’s position as a leader in the industry but also highlights the company’s dedication to crafting extraordinary ski vacations for its discerning clientele.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the retirement of H. Charles “Chuck” Floyd, who currently serves as the Executive Vice President – Global President of Operations. Floyd will step down from his role on December 31, 2023, and transition to a Senior Advisor role to Hyatt’s President and CEO, Mark Hoplamazian, starting January 1, 2024.
Cathay Pacific celebrated the 35th anniversary of its Cadet Pilot Training Programme, emphasizing its commitment to nurturing young aviation professionals. The event also marked the graduation of the first group of cadet pilots from its integrated programme in collaboration with Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and AeroGuard Flight Training Center.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Kuwait Residences, marking the brand’s debut in the residential sector in Kuwait. Located in the Tamdeen Square residential community, the new property offers luxury-serviced living with meticulously designed living spaces and world-class amenities. It includes 82 three-bedroom units and one duplex with four bedrooms, all featuring stunning sea views.
Royal Caribbean International has unveiled its latest cruise ship, Star of the Seas, which will debut in August 2025 from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida. The ship will offer 7-night vacations to the Caribbean and the cruise line’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas. The ship features eight neighborhoods, including Thrill Island, Chill Island, AquaDome, and Central Park, offering a range of experiences for guests.
Cheval Blanc continues its international development with the opening of Cheval Blanc Seychelles in the heart of the Indian Ocean in autumn 2024. Along the southwestern coast of Mahé Island, Anse Intendance beach offers a sweeping, pristine setting that will soon be home to the sixth Cheval Blanc Maison.
Etihad Airways has been crowned ‘Design Airline of the Year 2023’, the top honour in the annual DesignAir Awards. The UAE’s national airline also received DesignAir’s ‘Most Improved Airline Brand’.
The awards follow in quick succession from the global edition of the World Travel Awards 2023 on Friday 1 December, where Etihad celebrated a hat-trick with Best Customer Experience, Best Economy Class and Best First Class Lounge.
Sited in the heart of Central America, Belize is a country known for its stunning natural beauty and rich biodiversity. Among the many treasures this nation has to offer, the Belize Zoo stands out as a testament to its commitment to wildlife conservation and education. Established in 1983, this unique zoo has evolved into a haven for native species, providing visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to witness the incredible diversity of Belizean wildlife up close.
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