NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwired) — 05/17/13 — Today, Indagare, the members-only travel company known for its online editorial content and high-end, boutique travel agency, has announced a new partnership with ALTOUR, a leading worldwide travel company with more than $1.5 billion in annual sales and a diversified portfolio of high-end leisure, corporate, entertainment, groups and meetings. “Thanks to ALTOUR’s incredible family of companies, including ALTOUR Air, and its program with the American Express US Representative Network, we believe that we can offer our members an incredible value proposition that, combined with our extensive expertise and outstanding customer service, will provide the ultimate travel planning service for sophisticated travelers,” said Indagare founder and CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley.
The room service arrived in a canoe and exotic fish frolicked just beneath the floor when Gary Leff spent his honeymoon in Bora Bora.
Life is good when you’re in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and even better when you’re staying in an overwater bungalow — that iconic, stilted, thatch-roofed symbol of a tropical paradise.
“It’s unique because there’s a million beachfront resorts in the world … but it’s much less common to have your room actually be [over] the water,” Leff said.
“There’s something neat to the story about climbing off your deck into the water, snorkeling right off your deck.”
You’ll probably have to travel far and open your wallet wide to stay at one of these exotic villas.
There are more than 90 overwater bungalow resorts in the world, but about two-thirds of them are in the Maldives, according to OverwaterBungalows.net, a website that tracks the properties.
The Caribbean has a few such resorts, but it doesn’t really lend itself to overwater construction because of hurricanes, said Terry McCabe, national director of leisure for Altour.
By: Holly Leber
The Global Business Travel Association is seeking input from its members regarding their involvement with and benefits received from local chapters. The poll is part of the association’s work on the Chapter of the Future initiative, a program introduced last year and designed to govern GBTA’s relationships with individual chapters.
In light of push back from some chapters regarding cost and timing concerns, GBTA established a task force to propose modifications to the plan. More recently, to become better informed on member needs, the association hired Mariner Management and its research partner Whorton Marketing & Research to conduct the survey, which closes Feb. 7.
The North Islands most popular spots.
The North Island is quite different from the South and mainly made up of volcanoes both active and dormant, this gives the north island its geothermal activity and mysterious aura. It’s not as mountainous and you will be amazed by the how many crops and fields you will see. Yes, the ever present sheep that outnumber people are everywhere. You will also see quite a few cattle farms. Milk is the largest export for this small country followed by lamb, wool and wine.
By Jennifer Willhite firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re barely more than halfway through January, and already many of us are longing for summer. If you’re
looking to escape to warmer temperatures, consider these tips offered by area travel agents for planning the
perfect winter getaway.
Think about the type of vacation experience you want to have and what locations fit the bill. Generally,
Mexico, the Caribbean and Florida top the list of most popular getaways when it’s cold, said Matt Lennon,
manager of The Travel Authority in Columbus.
She is meticulous to a fault, hums as she works, and travels light but also likes her creature comforts.
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Source: Travel Weekly (Secaucus,NJ)
By Tom Stieghorst
January is world cruise season, and this year a dozen ships are sailing on three- to four-month voyages around the world. It’s a time-honored tradition, especially for luxury lines.
So leave it to one of the industry’s iconoclasts to question whether the tradition makes sense.
NEW YORK, NY (Nov. 21, 2012) – ALTOUR (www.ALTOUR.com), in New York, NY has been recognized by American Express Vacations (www.americanexpressvacations.com) with a “Best of the Best Globe Award” – an honor bestowed on a limited number of agencies and consortia partners that are considered American Express Vacations’ top performers.
Although some of the offices were physically “closed,” ALTOUR remained operational throughout Hurricane Sandy’s impact and aftermath. This is a direct result of the dedication of the ALTOUR team and our structure which enables our virtual agents to be connected. We are operationally structured and able to re-direct and manage east coast clients in our mid-west and west coast locations. Our agents worked together and despite personal challenges, maintained service levels throughout this period. We are so proud of our team!
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