Travel &Tourism

Perched 2,000 metres above sea level and located in the central section of the Al Hajar Mountains, Alila Jabal Akhdar offers a gateway to the area’s incredible nature, culture and history. Away from the rustle and bustle of modern life, join the resort this December for a celestial journey observing the glistening Geminids meteor shower.

Renowned for offering superior service to the most discerning of guests, the Villa Managers at Samujana provide discreet yet attentive service, 24 hours a day. Responsible for meeting the needs of their guests, the extremely talented, kind and friendly roster of hosts are available with every villa booking, proving the small, yet thoughtful, signature Samujana touches to every stay.

Avani Hotels & Resorts has launched the fifth instalment of the #AvaniMe YouTube series, this time starring South African musician, TV host and actor Kat Sinivasan on an action-packed 24-hour adventure through Livingstone in Zambia. Every #AvaniMe episode aims to inspire travellers to visit Avani destinations, and the latest is no exception, highlighting the unmissable natural and cultural wonders surrounding the world’s largest waterfall (www.avanihotels.com/en/me/24hrswithme).

Cheval Blanc Courchevel is preparing to open its doors for the winter season on December 14. The contemporary ski-in ski-out Maison is set in the prestigious Jardin Alpin of Courchevel 1850, with direct access to the world’s largest ski domain, the Trois Vallées. With just 36 elegant rooms and suites, Cheval Blanc Courchevel is an intimate and inviting haven where impeccable, personalised service creates an easy going and friendly atmosphere. Combining traditional hospitality with a contemporary spirit, Cheval Blanc Courchevel reinterprets a stay at altitude with boldness and modernity.

Expedia Group, the world’s travel platform, today announces the global availability of Guest Insights, a new solutions-driven insights tool for hotels. As part of the Expedia Group’s Partner Central suite of offerings, Guest Insights leverages current property, competitive and market intelligence to inform properties of their guest’s travel motivations and booking behavior, allowing Partners to identify opportunities to reach and convert travelers in a highly strategic way.