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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...

Travel with the Connoisseur Club in 2018

May 09, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Travel with the Connoisseur Club in 2018
By Land or Sea
 Michael & Terri Klauber of Michael's On East and Ryan & Malaka Hilton of Admiral Travel International invite you to join the next Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journeys in 2018! SIP & SAVOR EUROPEMAY 22 - 31, 2018 Experience 9 Nights aboard Regent's Seven Seas Explorer, THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILTTM and this luxury line's newest ship, as the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club sets sail from Lisbon to London. Click...

What Mom Really Wants: A Trip with You!

May 03, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

What Mom Really Wants: A Trip with You!
Book Mom a Special Getaway this Mother's Day, Or Surprise Her with a Trip for the Entire Family
Traveling as a Pack: With the Entire Family on SafariIf you're wondering why you should book your next journey - especially any safari adventures - through the experts at Admiral Travel International, please allow a past ATI traveler to explain: "Our safari in South Africa was hands-down the best family travel experience we have ever had in our lives."  We all travel for different reasons, but often times we are looking to make...

An Insider's Look - Taryn sails aboard Uniworld

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

An Insider's Look - Taryn sails aboard Uniworld
Basel to Amsterdam
Recently, I was afforded the wonderful opportunity to sail aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Antoinette along the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. This was my first experience on a river cruise and I was blown away by the attention to detail and level of hospitality displayed by Uniworld. I was initially uncertain about the river cruise experience as I was concerned I might not have the freedom to explore on my own, but I was pleasantly surprised to...

Chef Roy Yamaguchi Joins Hiltons' Inaugural Founders Journey

April 28, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Chef Roy Yamaguchi Joins Hiltons' Inaugural Founders Journey
Six-Day Luxury Trip features Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival this October
Admiral Travel International, a Virtuoso-member travel agency based in downtown Sarasota, is announcing an escorted trip to Hawaii to experience the Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival with Chef Roy Yamaguchi this October. Admiral Travel Owners Malaka and Ryan Hilton will lead the luxury journey in partnership with Yamaguchi, the celebrity chef and restaurateur credited as the innovator of Hawaiian Fusion cuisine. The six-day trip, set for...

An Insider's Look - The Hiltons do Crystal Gala

April 11, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Aboard Crystal Mozart
Recently, Malaka and Ryan Hilton were invited to attend the lavish Crystal Gala aboard Crystal Mozart. The event is reserved for the top Crystal producers and is an opportunity for Advisors to receive updates and insight to happenings within the Crystal Brand, as well as to spend time meeting with the Executive team. The ship sailed along the Danube and, whilst the majority of their days were filled with meetings and networking, the Hilton's...

Admiral Travel International Featured in Sarasota Herald Tribune

March 13, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Admiral Travel International Featured in Sarasota Herald Tribune
" Small Sarasota travel agency thrives with personal attention, VIP treatment "
Original Article - Posted by the Sarasota Herald TribuneUpdated Mar 6, 2017 at 6:14 AM By Maggie Menderski Retail Reporter  It's been two decades since U.S. airlines cut commissions for travel agencies, and just about that long since Admiral Travel International opened its doors. The Sarasota travel company launched almost simultaneously with that major blow to a steadily evolving and struggling industry that since...

An Insiders Look - Los Cabos

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

An Insiders Look - Los Cabos
Malaka & Ryan visit two iconic properties
Following an inspiring and action packed time at Virtuoso Forum, Malaka and Ryan Hilton enjoyed a stay in the tip of Baja California Sur, Los Cabos. There they enjoyed leisure time to revel in the areas' natural beauty as well as an exciting adventure swimming with whale sharks. Being the avid and talented photographer he is, Ryan Hilton captured some of his favorite scenes from the destination in the images adjacent.  Ryan gives his...

An Insiders Look - Michelle Sails Royal Caribbean

January 31, 2017 // Posted in: Latest News

An Insiders Look - Michelle Sails Royal Caribbean
"Harmony of the Seas"
Harmony of the Seas is a GREAT ship and a welcome addition to the Oasis Class line of RCCL big boys! This is an ideal fit for a family – kids will NEVER be bored and as we all know, happy kids make for happy parents! I was in a deluxe outside veranda – fair size, great storage space and a very deep veranda.  The four bedroom Royal Family Suite is a WOW with two master bedrooms complete with great lounge space, huge bathrooms with...
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