DELTA AIR LINES HAS COME A LONG WAY since it first began flying operations in 1924. Back then, the now popular airline ran a humble crop-dusting operation based in Macon, Georgia, making headway as the first commercial agricultural flying company in the world. Over the years, the operation expanded to include passenger service and grew into one of the leading airlines in the world.
For years Delta operated as a successful commercial airline, currently connecting its passengers to more than 900 locations worldwide. It wasn’t until 2008, when it acquired MLT Vacations, that it became the leader in custom vacation packages through its new Delta Vacations subsidiary.
Delta Vacations is the official vacation provider of Delta Air Lines. The company, founded back in 1969 as Mainline Travel, began solidifying its stellar reputation for offering customers truly unique vacation packages. In 1985 Northwest Airlines purchased the company, becoming one of the first airline vacation providers, better known at the time as MLT Vacations. During the Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines merger of 2008, MLT Vacations was absorbed into the Delta family and renamed Delta Vacations.
Today Delta Vacations is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines and one of the largest vacation package providers in the United States. Working directly with travel agents, Delta Vacations offers comprehensive packages including overnight stays at more than 4,500 hotels and resorts around the world in more than 300 destinations, as well as flights on both Delta Air Lines and its partners (Air France, KLM, Alitalia, Aeromexico and Virgin Atlantic).
Delta Vacations also includes airport and hotel transfers in its vacation bundles as well as rental cars, allowing guests the mobility and flexibility in their travels to head out on their own. Vacationers also have the chance to join hundreds of exciting tours and excursions available as add-ons or additional bundles to the vacation packages offered through Delta Vacations-approved travel agents. The company operates a U.S.-based Customer Engagement Center, with more than 500 employees spread throughout Atlanta, Ga.; Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and other virtual locations throughout America.
Although U.S.-based, the company operates vacations both inside and outside of the United States, including in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Luxury options are also available, with a number of honeymoon and destination wedding packages. By utilizing cutting-edge technology like WorldAgent Direct, Delta Vacations’ preferred agents are able to book vacation packages online while offering flexible payment options like 24-hour holds, deposits and more.
COMO Hotels and Resorts offers travelers new immersive luxury retreats for 2022. Perfect for couples, small groups or solo travelers, the new COMO Journeys are available to book in Australia, Bhutan, Indonesia and Thailand.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Anantara Chiang Mai, the deluxe resort on the banks of Thailand’s Mae Ping River, relaunched the city’s most famous high tea experience, served on the terrace of the 100-year-old British Consulate that today houses the resort’s Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar.
The Hotel Bel-Air hosts a new end-of-summer BBQ with Master Chef Wolfgang Puck on the lawn of the hotel. The event is back after a three-year hiatus, set to take place Sept. 6. Guests will be able to enjoy an evening featuring backyard-style barbeque and seasonal summer favorites.
From 24-Hour Butler Service to a Sky Pool: Boutique Luxury Awaits at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences in Los Cabos
Set on a seaside bluff overlooking Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is a Baja paradise specializing in serene vistas and impeccable hospitality, offering a Pacific coast lifestyle with authentic Mexican touches. Guests can now earn a fourth night free at the stunning resort, plus a $100 resort credit, when booking through March 20, for travel through June 15.
The Oberoi, Marrakech introduces its new holistic wellness program, SAHA. Meaning health in Arabic, SAHA aims to help guests reach their full wellbeing potential. The program operates on four key cornerstones: soul & spirit, active body, holistic treatments and a better plate.
Sweet tea. Soul food. Y'all. Sound familiar? Though these words and phrases are commonly associated with the South, it's understood in any language. If you're seeking a city abroad that will enchant you, capture your attention from start to finish and welcome everyone as family, we cordially invite you to visit Savannah.
Emerald Cruises christened its newest Star-Ship, Emerald Luna, in a ceremony in Amsterdam as it prepares to sail the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers of Europe. Equipped to host up to 180 guests, Emerald Luna saw many members of Scenic Group, the parent company of Emerald Cruises, attend the ceremony, including U.S. travel industry advocate and educator Vanessa McGovern, who took honors as godmother during the ceremony.