With international travel reopening, more destinations prepare to open their borders. Africa is ready to welcome back travelers by sharing new reasons why people should visit in 2022. Go2Africa is pleased to share new openings and private experiences travelers can look forward to. With an entire team of African-born and -raised specialists, visitors are in good hands. Whether visiting for the first time or planning to go off the beaten path, travelers can start planning with confidence.
New Hotel Openings
There are six notable new hotels slated to open throughout Africa in 2022. Here are three to look forward to:
Sanctuary Tambarare is located in the shadow of Mount Kenya. Visitors can see the Big Five animals roam across Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is opening a new IIha Caldeira property in Mozambique. Guests can partake in whale-watching, kayaking, scuba diving and exploring the islands within the archipelago.
The Homestead is set to launch in early 2022 on Nambiti Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Nambiti is regarded as one of South Africa’s most ambitious conservation initiatives and one of the few reserves known for spotting lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinos.
2022 Travel Trends
A focus on the outdoors, exclusive safari homes, personal chefs and private guides make Africa a desirable and safe destination in 2022. Go2Africa organizes exclusive, one-of-a-kind tailored trips that allow travelers to personalize their experiences.
Travel Bubbles at African Bush Camps
African Bush Camps recently launched exclusive-use and private guided safaris for their camps across Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, known as “Travel Bubbles.” These give travelers the opportunity to explore safely and avoid other travelers if needed.
Remote Workcation Experience in the Seychelles
Swap out your home office for an exotic island escape where you can enjoy a blend of vacation and work. The program is for professionals interested in a nomadic lifestyle, allowing them to work from the Seychelles for up to one year.
Escape to The Galapagos of Africa: São Tomé and Príncipe
As the second-smallest economy in Africa, São Tomé and Príncipe cover two islands and several uninhabited islets in the Gulf of Guinea. It is a true escape from the modern world and the perfect destination for eco-tourists looking to explore “Lost Worlds,” with stunning beaches, chances to explore the jungle and snorkeling.
The Hotel AMERON Zurich Bellerive au Lac, forged from the collaborative efforts of interior design firm Monoplan AG and other cutting-edge design firms, bills itself as a celebration of the 1920s and ‘30s aesthetic. The story behind it is compelling as the building dates to 1928 and has connections with the early days of Switzerland's movie industry. However, there are several fun Mid-Century Modern and late 20th-century design touches in the public and private areas. Clearly, it's going for the "modern luxury" vibe Millennial and Gen-X business and leisure travelers look for when seeking a quality smaller property with a great location.
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.
InterContinental New York Barclay is the perfect spot for luxury in the heart of Manhattan. With the 1946 Package, enjoy a two-night stay in the Penthouse Suite, an exclusive InterContinental75 cocktail lesson with a mixologist, 75-minute couples massage with Zeel, a movie screening on the Penthouse Suite terrace with classic films from the year of InterContinental’s birth with a premium 1946 vintage wine to enjoy.
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.
Kennebunkport Resort Collection created its inaugural Hotel Week offering irresistible savings. Nov. 12–21, five hotels will offer promotional room rates, as low as $99; special dining offers; and unique classes, such as oyster shucking and more. Daily resort fees are waived, resulting in up to 50 percent off the standard daily rate.
One of the many fallouts from the turbulent past 1.5 years of pandemic-related travel restrictions and lockdowns has been the rethinking and imminent restructuring of loyalty programs throughout the travel industry, from airline and hotel brands to cruise and rental car companies. Loyalty programs are more than a perk for customers; they can be worth more than the brand itself for the program owners and operators. For example, the world’s largest airline, American Airlines, is valued at roughly $6 billion, whereas its passenger loyalty program, AAdvantage, boasts an estimated worth of $24 billion according to a recent analysis by Financial Times.
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.
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