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Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Develops New App

November 21, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News

Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Develops New App
Popular Loyalty Program Launches Mobile App on October 1st, 2014
(PRWEB) November 20, 2014 When it was founded in 1998, the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club (GCCC) was the first of its kind loyalty program in Florida and considered even more progressive within the hospitality industry. On Oct. 1, 2014, GCCC will unveil the next generation of its loyalty program with a custom-built app developed by AppSuite, a global mobile application company based in Boca Raton, Fla. The free Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club...

AFAR: Benefits of Working with a Travel Agency

November 09, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

AFAR: Benefits of Working with a Travel Agency
7 REASONS WHY WORKING WITH A TRAVEL ADVISOR WILL MAKE YOUR TRAVEL BETTER
Admiral Travel International CEO Malaka Hilton has the distinct honor of serving on AFAR's Travel Advisory Council. In September, the elite team of travel advisors was pleased to provide input to AFAR Founder Joseph Diaz as he crafted this article. We hope you enjoy AFAR's insights. 7 REASONS WHY WORKING WITH A TRAVEL ADVISOR WILL MAKE YOUR TRAVEL BETTERToday we’re at the newly opened and gorgeous Park Hyatt New York, for two days of...

Remembering Chef Bruce Robertson

November 07, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Remembering Chef Bruce Robertson
African Gastronaut, Passionate Visionary & Dear Friend
Our team mourned the loss of an admired colleague and dear friend earlier this week as the world learned that Chef Bruce Robertson tragically passed away on November 3, 2014, just days after being diagnosed with leukemia. The Cape Town native was a visionary leader and creative chef whose inspirational spirit and maverick ways were truly loved. We will forever remember and celebrate Chef Bruce’s passion for food and life.  “I...

Admiral’s Summer Vacations: The Hiltons' Personal Journeys

November 02, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Malaka and Ryan journey around the globe preparing to deliver your best travel experiences yet!
Our family enjoys the great privilege of working in the luxury travel marketplace. Thanks to our business specializations, Ryan and I have an opportunity to truly expose our children to the entire world, in the summer months. However, throughout the year, our travels specifically serve you - our valued clients.  Our first major trip of 2014 was a journey to Abu Dhabi for the Starwood Advisory Board meeting in March. Ryan and I stayed...

It’s Time to Transfer American Express Points & Travel!

October 29, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

It’s Time to Transfer American Express Points & Travel!
American Express to Limit Point Transfers Beginning January 1, 2015
 As a client of Admiral Travel, we hope you already appreciate the many benefits of working with a Virtuoso member travel agency. We love helping our members take advantage of multiple travel loyalty programs, from maximizing your SkyMiles, to taking advantage of all upgrades with our Virtuoso Travel Partners and even providing you Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club points for your loyalty to Admiral Travel! Of course, these programs do...

Ultra-Lux Cruise Line Honored by Conde Nast Traveler

October 21, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Ultra-Lux Cruise Line Honored by Conde Nast Traveler
Conde Nast Traveler Readers Honor Crystal Cruises #1 Cruise Line
Congratulations to our partners at Crystal Cruises! As Crystal Cruises embarks on its 25th anniversary of ultra-lux cruising it celebrates a record 21 years as Condé Nast Traveler magazine Readers’ Choice No.1 “Midsize Cruise Ship Line.” In fact, Crystal’s winning score was the highest of all Small, Midsize, and Large-ship cruise lines. All Readers’ Choice winners and scores are avaialble online at www.cntraveler.com/rca and...

Highlights of Connoisseur Club Trip to Italy

October 05, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Admiral Travel's Malaka and Ryan Hilton, in partnership with Terri and Michael Klauber of Michael's On East, hosted a tremednous Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journey through Northern Italy in September 2014.  It was an incredible trip, complete with wine tastings in legendary cellars, indescribably decadent dinners and truffle hunting adventures to unexpected discoveries in tiny villages plus the thrills of high fashion in...

Admiral’s Summer Vacations: Taryn’s Return to South Africa

October 03, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Admiral’s Summer Vacations: Taryn’s Return to South Africa
Of all the times I’ve been to Africa, this trip was definitely the most profound.
Born in Durban, South Africa and raised in Northern California, Taryn Daley joined the Admiral Travel International team in 2012. The Ringling School of Art and Design graduate utilizes her degree in Photography and Digital Imaging to inspire others to explore the world. She has supported our clients designing custom itineraries based around her personal experiences for several years and now enjoys developing and delivering escorted...

Admiral’s Summer Vacations: Michael’s Many Faces of Africa

September 17, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

An avid photographer, our Safari Specialist Michael Distler has chosen to share a photo essay with readers of our blog.
Michael Distler’s love of adventure and the outdoors has inspired amazing journeys in every corner of the world. An avid photographer, our Safari Specialist Michael Distler has chosen to share a photo essay with readers of our blog.   Having worked almost exclusively with Admiral Travel clients anxious to learn about the unique destination for nearly a decade, I know our photos offer a special lens into the bush which is...

Admiral’s Summer Vacations: Elegant Perfection on Windstar with Michelle

September 10, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

ATI Private Client Director Michelle Andersen's Personal Account of Windstar Cruises: Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast
As Director of ATI’s Private Client Group, Michelle Andersen is dedicated to working with esteemed guests.  In this capacity, Michelle fulfills a wide range of requests from emergency dental exams to private villas and jets.  “My role is really quite simple,” she says.  “Travel is supposed to be fun.  I enjoy making dreams come true, and I love when my clients say I’ve exceeded their expectations.” In June,...

Travel + Leisure Announces 2014 A-List

August 13, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Travel + Leisure Announces 2014 A-List
Malaka Hilton Recognized Among the Best Travel Advisors in the Business
 Whether you are looking to book a safari in Africa, a private yacht for a sail down the Brazilian coast, or a painting class in Italy, a top travel advisor can help you turn your next vacation into the experience of a lifetime. Travel + Leisure® editors evaluated hundreds of travel advisors and picked their favorites for the thirteenth annual A-List of Top Travel Specialists. The exclusive list of the top 133 advisors is organized...

Join 2015 Amazon & Galapagos Charters

August 07, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Join 2015 Amazon & Galapagos Charters
Advance Booking Rates Available Until October 1st
Our private charters traveling to South America next summer, have space to accommodate guests who wish to take advantage of great charter rates, saving $395 per person off the brochure rate for a small ship Galapagos expedition and $300 per person on the luxurious Aqua Expeditions' Amazon River experience! Galapagos onboard the M/V Eclipse: July 3-11, 2015Travelers are raving about this experience, and we are delighted to invite you to...

Oceania 2016 Around the World Cruise

July 30, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Oceania 2016 Around the World Cruise
NOW OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS
Following the overwhelmingly positive response to Insignia's unique and unprecedented itineraries next year, we are pleased to announce a new Around the World in 180 Days voyage sailing roundtrip from Miami on January 4th, 2016.Insignia's route will take guests from the southern Caribbean and South America to the western shores of Africa and around the Cape of Good Hope. Continuing to Asia, the itinerary features several overnight stays,...

Sail Into the Midnight Sun with Viking Ocean Cruises

July 23, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Sail Into the Midnight Sun with Viking Ocean Cruises
Bergen to London Voyage Kicks Off June 2016
Cruise the deep-cut fjords along the fabled Norwegian coast. Sail across the Arctic Circle to the northernmost reaches of the continent where the midnight sun bathes the spectacular coastline in light 24 hours a day. Then follow the path of Vikings from Nordic splendor to Scottish wonder. This is an unparalleled exploration in the wake of great explorers, from the ancient merchant streets of Bergen to tiny hamlets tucked into magnificent and...

Construction Begins on "Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built"

July 15, 2014 // Posted in: Latest News, Featured Articles

Construction Begins on "Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built"
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Steel Cutting in Genoa, Italy Today
Construction began this morning for Seven Seas Explorer®, The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built™, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. The crisp pop of a cork being freed from a Krug Grande Cuvée magnum initiated a laser, which cut the ceremonial first piece of steel for the new ship. Incorporating a bottle of the world's finest champagne to start the building process is symbolic of the high level of sophistication and design being...
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