Travel presenter Phil Blizzard looks at a private jet world tour from ‘Abercrombie & Kent’ priced at US$1.5 million for their ‘Passport to the World” travel extravaganza. The Indian Ocean destination of Seychelles is featured in the first of two interviews - with tourism and culture minister Alain St Ange talking about their steady growth and also their new tourism plan. This is followed by a trip across to Singapore to talk with Marc Dardenne, chief executive, Patina Hotels & Resorts - a new luxury hotel group with significant plans for Asia.
Abercrombie & Kent is to launch the first Global Lifestyle Club, specifically dedicated to providing its members with the ultimate in travel, lifestyle, medical and security services. Building on its 50 years’ of luxury and experiential travel expertise, A&K’s Lifestyle Club will operate around the clock and around the globe.
Abercrombie & Kent has announced the appointment of Kerry Golds as managing director of Abercrombie & Kent UK. Golds will be responsible for leading A&K’s tour operating division in the UK, with a remit to build on the strong growth over the last two years and leverage A&K’s 50 overseas destination management offices looking after guests on all seven continents.
Abercrombie & Kent has opened its first standalone travel store in London, showcasing experiences around the world using the latest digital technology. The leading tour operator was named Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator and Australasia’s Leading Tour Operator by the World Travel Awards this year.
While all eyes have been on London this week for the 2012 Olympic Games, the real ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ has been taking place in the Masai Mara game reserves in Kenya as hundreds of thousands of wildebeest complete the annual migration. The natural phenomenon marks the high-point of the tourist season in the region, as the wildebeest make the journey from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Kenya.
Strong trade support between travel providers and their highest performing agents has been given another boost this year with renewed interest around the Abercrombie & Kent Connoisseur initiative. Agency sales manager at Abercrombie & Kent, Scott Bearman-Brown, explained: “The A&K Connoisseur group is potentially open to everyone.
Vikram Madhok, chairman, World Travel & Tourism Council, India, offers his thoughts on the development of the tourism industry in this growing destination.
Abercrombie & Kent Villas is delighted to announce the addition of nine new villas in Sardinia to its existing Italian portfolio of villas in Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Umbria and city apartments in Florence. Abercrombie & Kent is considered the World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator by the World Travel Awards.
Etihad Airways - voted the World’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards - and Abercrombie & Kent, named World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator also at the WTA, have forged a new strategic partnership to offer guests luxury travel experiences in 50 destinations around the world.
Abercrombie & Kent has suspended plans to offer holidays to Cuba following concerns over its relationship with the Foundation for Caribbean Studies. The luxury travel tour company had affiliated itself to the Cuba-based Foundation in an attempt to open the ‘people-to-people’ requirement needed to offer trips to the island.
Geoffrey Kent is one of the travel trade’s great characters, and a self-confessed adrenaline junkie. BTN looks at the career of the founder of Abercrombie & Kent, voted “World’s Leading Tour Operator 2010” by World Travel Awards, and chairman of the WTTC.