Turn your next family vacation into an educational, informative and interactive adventure with a trip to UNESCO World Heritage site the Galapagos Islands. The International Galapagos Tour Operators Association launched a newly appointed program supporting Galapagos Conservation onboard participating cruise operators. The new initiative is only available on exclusive cruise lines supporting the IGTOA’s mission to preserve and protect the Galapagos Islands.
Across 14 cruise vessels, accommodating approximately 10,000 guests, the program allows travelers the opportunity to donate to the program while educating guests on the importance of wildlife conservation and preserving the Galapagos Islands, including the wide variety of species making up the island’s ecosystem.
By offering the educational program onboard select vessels, guests are able to make a meaningful contribution to the conservation project as well as further their understanding of the environment. The ultimate goal of the program is to consistently raise funds and spread awareness to travelers.
By booking a Galapagos cruise with Ecoventura, Haugan Cruises, Andean Travel Company and Latin Trails, guests will be able to participate in the program supported by the World Wildlife Fund – Ecuador. Participating cruise companies remove the overhead from the project, allowing 100 percent of the proceeds donated on the cruise to go directly to conservation efforts. The new initiative will feature expert tours and informational packets for interested tourists.
The importance of preserving wildlife, protecting our environment and educating young travelers is paramount in our changing climate, both environmentally speaking and politically.
The Galapagos Islands, located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, are one of the world’s most pristine and unique archipelagos. The Galapagos are home to hundreds of unique species only found on the island that face the constant threat of poaching, illegal fishing and invasive species — all greatly impacting the island’s development and survival.
On your next adventure vacation, opt for an island adventure on the Galapagos. Educate your family on the island’s history and incredible wildlife that inspired Darwin’s famous natural selection theory. Get the kids engaged in eco-conservation efforts while actively educating them on our precious environment and wildlife.
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Airplane travel evokes a lot of emotions these days: excitement, anticipation, uncertainty and nervousness, just to name a few. But when you do take to the skies again, the giddiness of getting pampered at 35,000 feet can most certainly wash away the surrealness of the past year and a half — at least for the duration of a long- haul flight — as you sip Champagne and slip your feet into plush slippers. While some global airlines have paused or pushed back plans for upgrades and refreshes to their premium cabins, others have introduced exciting changes that await in your pod or lie-flat bed in first and business classes. What’s more, amenities like privacy screens, sliding suite doors and space to spread out all serve a dual purpose as methods to luxuriate in the air while keeping social distance. Here are some nice- ties to expect now and in the near future, from retrofitted seat configurations to updated décor to Michelin-starred meals:
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
United Airlines is making international travel more accessible. United announced the largest trans-Atlantic expansion in its history, including 10 new flights and five new destinations including Amman (AMM), Jordan; Bergen (BGO), Norway; Azores (PDL), Portugal; Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Spain; and Tenerife (TFS) in the Spanish Canary Islands. All new routes, set to begin in spring 2022, are not served by any other North American carrier.
Galataport Istanbul, a new cruise and lifestyle destination on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, welcomed its first ship, SeaDream II, on Oct. 1. Approximately 150 passengers and crew from Bulgaria Varna arrived at 10 a.m. for a two-day homeport operation before continuing to Bulgaria Burgaz.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
The countdown to Halloween weekend is on! Are you are still unsure about plans? Do you go to a house party? Stay in to hand out candy? Try something different this year and join Philadelphia’s The Mütter Museum at its 6th annual Mischief at The Mütter.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Walker Hotel Tribeca is blushing pink with an exclusive offer benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Throughout the month, guests can book an all-pink guestroom, among additional amenities.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Insight Vacations, Tourism Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland are offering the chance to win a free trip to Ireland for two, valued at $6,000. Oct. 18–22, The Road to Ireland contest page will be updated daily with a new clue and question that contestants will need to answer for a chance to win a trip for two on Insight’s Country Roads of Ireland tour in 2022. Contestants have until 11:59 p.m. PST Oct. 29 to submit answers.