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Bradenton Herald Article: Take a 777 Luxury Jet from SRQ Airport

March 28, 2018 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Bradenton Herald Article: Take a 777 Luxury Jet from SRQ Airport
This trip from SRQ will cost $37,950
It's a big deal trip, but locally, we think our Singita Safari + Crystal Skye journey is an even bigger deal for guests interested in the convenience of flying out of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) - on a luxury jet to South Africa!  Please click here to read the full article by James A. Jones in the Bradenton Herald.   

Condé Nast Traveler Explains "Experience Makers"

March 27, 2018 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Condé Nast Traveler Explains "Experience Makers"
"Fly in an 88-Seat Jet with a Sit-Down Restaurant"
As Featured in Condé Nast Traveler: April 2018 Issue Experience Makers: How a New Generation of Travel SpecialistsWill Take Your Trip to the Next Level THESE TRAVEL SPECIALISTS CAN TAKE YOU WAY,WAY OFF THE BEATEN PATH. By Paul BradyMarch 27, 2018 Our own Ryan Hilton enjoyed the pleasure of speaking with Paul Brady recently while he was on assignment for Condé Nast Traveler. Mr. Brady's article begins with: "No matter...

Industry First: Singita Safari + Crystal Skye

March 20, 2018 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Industry First: Singita Safari + Crystal Skye
Private Jet will Depart SRQ in May 2019 for Exclusive Safari Experience 
Building upon the travel agency’s 20-year track record of designing custom and unique luxury travel experiences, Admiral Travel International (ATI) has created a first-of-its-kind departure scheduled for May 2019. ATI Proprietors Malaka and Ryan Hilton, who also own and operate the tour company AuthentEscapes, will host a private flight on the world’s largest and ‘most luxuriously spacious private charter jet,’ the brand-new Boeing...

Admiral Travel on Suncoast View: Australia

March 08, 2018 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Admiral Travel on Suncoast View: Australia
Presented by Travel Advisor Alexis Leeming
Our own Alexis Leeming was invited to the studio at Sarasota's ABC 7 to talk travel with the hosts of Suncoast View this week. ABC 7's Linda Carson is gearing up for a journey to Australia, so Alexis was prepared to share her personal knowledge about the destination. After all, Alexis had the opportunity to live in Australia for a year and has traveled throughout the "Land Down Under." Click here to view the complete segment. 

Business Observer: "The Luxury Skies"

March 01, 2018 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Business Observer: "The Luxury Skies"
Singita Safari + Crystal Skye Journey Covered in the News
Major news from Malaka and Ryan Hilton in the Business Observer this week! "The Hiltons have partnered with one of the newest luxury private charters on the market, the Crystal Skye. The plane is a Boeing 777 that’s been transformed into a five-star resort in the air." Click here to read the full article by Mark Gordon in the Business Observer.

Crystal Cruises & ATI on ABC 7's Suncoast View

February 18, 2018 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Crystal Cruises & ATI on ABC 7's Suncoast View
Crystal's Monique Ross Joins ATI's Ryan Hilton for a Special Announcement
Monique Ross from Crystal Cruises joined our own Ryan Hilton in Sarasota's ABC 7 studio on February 15 to talk travel with the hosts of Suncoast View.  It was a great opportunity to discuss yacht, river and ocean cruising with Crystal, plus share an extraordinary opportunity to board the Crystal Skye in 2019 with the Hiltons!  Click here to view the complete segment. 

Ryan Hilton Named Top Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler for 14th Consecutive Year

November 19, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Ryan Hilton Named Top Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler for 14th Consecutive Year
Hilton Honored for Expertise in Southern Africa
 Ryan Hilton, co-proprietor of Sarasota-based Admiral Travel International and the agency’s sister tour company Authentescapes, has been named a Travel Specialist for the 14th consecutive year as part of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 List of Top Travel Specialists. The annual list recognizing the world’s finest travel companies honors Hilton as a “Travel Specialist for Southern Africa,” a designation awarded to only six agents...

Luxury Travel Showcase at Selby Gardens

November 02, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Luxury Travel Showcase at Selby Gardens
Join Admiral Travel's Top Partners for a Special Reception
Are you ready to learn the latest insider information from the world's greatest cruise lines, safari lodges, luxury boutique hotels and exhilarating expeditions to exotic destinations around the globe? Are you interested in Malaka and Ryan Hilton's grand reveal of their Founder's Journeys for 2018 and beyond?  Please mark your calendar now and plan to join Admiral Travel for a special update showcasing featured destinations and...

Northern California Wildfire Updates

October 17, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

An Update from Virtuoso: October 17, 2017
Our partners at Virtuoso have shared the following update regarding several of our partner hotels in Northern California. The Admiral Travel International team continues to keep all those in the path of the wildfires in our thoughts and prayers, and we look forward to sending guests in true Virtuoso style as the area begins to recover.  Virtuoso Update: October 17, 2017 Please do see the below hotel updates as related to the...

ATI Guests' Travel & Wedding Featured in City Island Life

September 23, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Wedding on the Cliffs of South Africa
Admiral Travel International client Sherry Kittle recently shared her family’s travel experiences in South Africa – including a destination wedding for her daughter Allie and now son-in-law Jordan Schworch – with City Islands Life magazine.  Please click here (for the first page) here (for the second page) to read the complete article by Matt Massey featured in the September 2017 issue, which concludes as follows with a great...

Admiral Travel in 941 CEO Magazine

September 20, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Admiral Travel in 941 CEO Magazine
Staying Relevant in the Era of Online Everything
"Trip Advisor. Kayak. Orbitz. Momondo. Travelocity. Expedia. Hotwire. Airbnb. With so many resources a click away, what advantages does a travel agent still offer? Plenty, contend Ryan and Malaka Hilton, the husband-and-wife team who own Sarasota’s Admiral Travel International." And our guests agree! Read all about how our travel agency is staying relevant and providing value to clients in Cooper Levey-Baker's article in the newest issue...

Thank You for Checking In on Admiral Travel during Hurricane Irma

September 14, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Thank You for Checking In on Admiral Travel during Hurricane Irma
Advisors are Available • Partner Resorts Reporting In
Thank you to our many guests and colleagues across the country and around the world who reached out with care and concern for our local team as well as clients in Sarasota and throughout Florida this past week. The Admiral Travel team is thankfully safe and sound following Hurricane Irma. While our hearts go out to all those dramatically affected by Hurricane Irma, we are relieved to report most of our Caribbean and Florida partners fared...

Malaka Hilton Named to Travel + Leisure 2017 A-List

August 30, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Malaka Hilton Named to Travel + Leisure 2017 A-List
Continued Recognition as an Egypt Specialist for 15th Consecutive Year
 Malaka Hilton, founder and president of Admiral Travel International, has been recognized for the 15th consecutive year as an Egypt Specialist on Travel + Leisure's 16th annual A-List. The annual Travel + Leisure program showcases the best specialists in the travel business, the industry leaders who have firsthand knowledge of destinations on the rise, can provide unique access for their clients and comprehensive insider travel...

An Insider's Look - Michelle & Jolene cruise the North Atlantic Isles

July 10, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

An Insider's Look - Michelle & Jolene cruise the North Atlantic Isles
Reykjavik to London
Jolene DiRocco and Michelle Andersen had the honor of escorting the ISCVP (formerly CVIS) 2017 departure just this past month. The group cruised through the North Atlantic Isles on the Crystal Symphony from Reykjavik to Portsmouth, London. Admiral Travel's Director of Private Experiences, Michelle Andersen recaps their time below:"Our illustrious group included world renowned top cardiologists in their field, spearheaded by Dr. Mahfouz El...

An Insider's Look - We Are Africa & Namibia with Michael

May 29, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

An Insider's Look - We Are Africa & Namibia with Michael
May 2017: Michael Distler’s Insider Account of Cape Town Conference & Wilderness Safaris' Kulala and Little Kulala Camps
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to join some of the most talented minds and dedicated individuals in hospitality at the We Are Africa conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The invitation-only show is a personal favorite of mine, hosted with both the precision and passion that is so characteristic of Africa. With conservation at the core of African tourism, the week-long event kicks off in the winelands with a Conservation Lab where...
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