Some of the best destinations in the world are found in places most people can’t access by car or foot. Whether it’s an ultra-exclusive luxury getaway or a remote destination of unspoiled beauty, few and far between have the opportunity to see such a sight. Time to get your rich and famous lifestyle on and venture to sights only accessible by helicopter.
While the Maldives is hardly unknown, the small island of Medhufaru is an unknown vacation spot in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Excellent for honeymooners or those looking for an escape, the island is reachable by helicopter or seaplane. One resort, Soneva Jani, includes retractable roofs for stargazing — chic, huh?
Cirque de Mafate, a caldera on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, is home to several small hamlets formed from the collapse of the large shield volcano Piton des Neiges. While it’s possible to access via hiking trails, a helicopter is truly the best way. Cirque de Mafate is a popular destination for those wanting to experience a remote, unique and safe natural area that offers modern amenities like grocery stores.
This Canadian wilderness resort, located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, is simply inaccessible by road, only by helicopter. Guests can hop on a helicopter for about an hour ride over endless nature and serenity. This resort is the definition of a secret hideaway, nestled into the old growth forests, poised over serene and sparkling waterways. The landscape is defined by granite mountains overlooking misty fjords, waterfalls and secluded beaches. The lodge offers a high-end wilderness experience in one of the most remote and stunning places on the planet.
The village of Supai, located within the Havasu Canyon, is home to the Havasupai Tribe and renowned for its beautiful waterfalls and camping sites. It’s not accessible by road, only by foot, horseback or helicopter. The village is so remote the U.S. postal service delivers mail by mule, a journey that takes three hours one way. The nearest town providing food, water and gas for hikers is 66 miles away in Peach Springs.
WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics to determine the best destinations for an upcoming Oktoberfest celebration. The brand’s study found the estimated cost for an American to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is $5,000. Munich boasts a $1.43 billion annual economic impact on Munich. During Oktoberfest, nearly 2 million gallons of beer are consumed and more than 510,000 whole roast chickens eaten.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
On Location Experiences makes it easy for travelers to head to London or Mexico City for upcoming NFL games. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosts the Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders Oct. 6, and the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Oct. 13; Wembley Stadium hosts the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams Oct. 27, and the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars Nov. 3; and Estadio Azteca hosts the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers Nov. 18.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Marriott recently launched its Marriott Bonvoy Events platform; the new site is a tool for meeting and event planners that takes the place of the former Meetings Imagined. The platform provides detailed information about properties, tailored to planners’ needs, with insights and information about the meeting planning industry.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Starting in November, guests at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru enjoy new all-pool water villas that offer twice as much outside space as indoor space. The villa expansions bring outdoor space to nearly 2,000 square feet across multiple “zones,” including sun decks, social spots, over-water hammocks, al fresco showers and dining areas. A 40-foot pool extends into the lagoon; nearby, a shaded, ocean-side living and dining pavilion offers unparalleled views.