The Red Sea Development Company recently finalized its utilities deal with a consortium led by ACWA Power for The Red Sea Project, setting the development as the largest tourism project in the world set to be powered solely by renewable energy.
The consortium secured financing to design, build and operate TRSP’s utilities infrastructure for 25 years, including providing 100 percent renewable power 24/7; potable water; wastewater treatment; solid waste management; district cooling; telecommunication; and data services.
TRSDC will be the sole recipient of services for the next 25 years, with initial assets to be delivered by December 2022. The balance of services will come online throughout 2023. Upon completion, the destination will have the infrastructure in place to generate 760,000 MWh of renewable energy yearly for a savings of at least half a million tons of CO2 each year, which is equivalent to emissions from 99,000 cars or 78,000 homes.
“Today, our determination to show the world that tourism development can be done in a regenerative way reaches a new stage. By choosing not to connect to the national grid and create our own supply of energy, we are guaranteeing that The Red Sea Project will be a self-sustaining, 100 percent renewable tourism destination,” said John Pagano, CEO, TRSDC. “This also marks an important moment for Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, as we secure further external investment into the project, underlining the national confidence in the destination we’re creating along the Red Sea coast.”
When TRSP is completed in 2030, it will include 50 resorts, luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment and leisure facilities across 22 islands and six inland sites.
While the lure of 10 tasting rooms along the only Urban Bourbon Trail in the United States (and the world) brings almost 19 million visitors to Louisville each year, business and city leaders have plans to grow the city to attract another type of visitor — the sports enthusiast.
History and culture are etched into every corner of Greece. Beginning with its language, the oldest written language still in existence, and moving from the traces of passing civilizations and religions to pre-historic findings and works from many movements, there’s a wealth of culture to discover on your next trip to Greece.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers the chance to get up to $5,000 off per person on a 2022 sailing if booked by Nov. 30 as part of a Black Friday deal. This offer is valid on bookings made through Nov. 30 on cruises in 2022. Additionally, this deal can be combined with any publicly available promotion and standard River Heritage Club membership savings or benefits.
For this year’s holiday season, Cancún’s NIZUC Resort & Spa offers a special deal for stays Jan. 9–April 15, 2022. The booking window is available Nov. 25–30; to book, visit the website, email them at [email protected] or call 855 MY NIZUC.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
Florida’s famous “Pink Palace” in St. Petersburg Beach, the Don CeSar, is offering guests a deal of three nights booked through Nov. 30 for 30 percent off stays through Sept. 30, 2022. The historic 1920s hotel underwent a total property renovation in 2021 and is ready to celebrate the holidays. To receive early access, sign up for The Don’s monthly email offers.
As the travel industry continues its strong, post-pandemic re-emergence, we took the opportunity to celebrate the winners of FXExpress Publications Inc.’s ninth Leisure Lifestyle Awards from Global Traveler, the fourth Wherever Awards from whereverfamily.com and the seventh The Trazees from trazeetravel.com at an event on Aug. 26 at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC.
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It isn’t the stars or even the winds that direct boats toward their destinations as the months ease into autumn in the British Virgin Islands; instead, captains, crew and passengers all sail with noses high in the air, ready to drop anchor when hunger strikes.