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NEW OPTIONS TO TRAVEL IN REAL STYLE

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Have you heard of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's 2020 inaugural season? Or Virgin Voyages which promise "a 24/7 festival at sea where tranquility meets curiosity with no kids, no buffets, and no limits?" ATI Advisors are prepared to ensure every detail is personalized and perfect for your luxury travel reservation.

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GALAPAGOS ABOARD THE ALL-SUITE CELEBRITY FLORA

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Ever since Admiral Travel dubbed 2020 the year of adventure, the Virtuoso travel agency's escorted departures to India, Australia & New Zealand and the Galapagos Islands have been filling up quickly. 
 
In fact, only two cabins are available for the Galapagos Outer Loop on the new, all-suite Celebrity Flora with Malaka & Ryan Hilton.
 
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COVER GIRL: PICK UP A COPY OF VIRTUOSO LIFE

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Admiral Travel Proprietors Malaka and Ryan Hilton really know their stuff when it comes to luxury travel experiences and access to a variety of elite events around the globe. As a top Virtuoso agency with a dedicated team of professional travel advisors, you can rest assure they will carefully curate your next photographic safari and take special care with the details of your river cruise. The past few years the Hilton family has personally enjoyed experiencing and designing trips exploring the Mediterranean Sea. In fact, you could say they have the details "covered" when it comes to European Gems as their daughter Alex is featured on the cover of this month's issue of Virtuoso Life magazine! Stop in the Admiral Travel office if you'd like to speak with an Advisor and pick up a copy of the new issue.

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SUMMER IN TUSCANY WITH BOCELLI

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Do you appreciate the beauty of Italy's countryside and love Andrea Bocelli? This just may be the dinner of your dreams! Admiral Travel has secured access to a private post-concert dinner with Andrea Bocelli at his private Villa in Lajatico, Tuscany, this July.

This exclusive dinner, limited to 200 select guests coming from all over the world, will support the Andrea Bocelli Foundation in Haiti.

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IT'S TIME - PAST TIME - TO PLAN YOUR VACATION

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What do you have in mind as you start thinking about your next journey? 
 
According to Project Time Off, Americans universally say that their vacation days are important to them, yet more than half (54%) of U.S. employees leave time on the table. 
 
While "National Plan Your Vacation Day" was celebrated last Tuesday, please know ATI Advisors are always readily available to help design your next travel adventure and make sure you take full advantage of your well-deserved time off!
 
 
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ADVENTURES IN THE GALAPAGOS, INDIA & DOWN UNDER

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Admiral Travel is dubbing 2020 "The Year for Adventure" with not one, but TWO Admiral Travel Escorted Departures to the Galapagos (Outer Loop on the all-suite Celebrity Flora and Southern Loop on the Celebrity Xpedition) as well as a trip to India and adventure "Down Under" in Australia and New Zealand.
Can we interest you in an adventure of a lifetime?
 
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WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL ADVISOR: MEET ATI'S ALEXIS LEEMING

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Alexis Leeming's passion for travel started at a young age. She moved to Costa Rica by herself right out of high school and attended college at the University of Hawaii where she studied Cultural Anthropology. She had the great fortunate to travel the globe for a few years, traversing Europe, Southeast Asia and making a home in both Australia and Sweden. When it came time to marry her passion for travel and love for helping people experience the world, Admiral Travel was the perfect fit when she joined the ATI team in 2014. 
 
Alexis and her travel-loving husband JB welcomed their daughter Remi over the summer of 2018 and can't wait to bring Remi along on their globe-trekking adventures.
 
ATI travelers are enjoying having Alexis back in the ATI office and often explain the tremendous value a professional travel advisor can bring to any travel experience.
 
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Alexis was very helpful in planning this trip. She is very nice to work with and I would strongly recommend her. Prior to this trip we had some time changes with the flights we booked. Alexis was able to get the cruise company to put us on different flights which worked out great.
 
Hawaii Honeymoon
Alexis made our honeymoon the best trip we've ever taken! She was able to take exactly what we said we wanted and make it a reality. Our hotel in Maui, The Andaz Wailea, wasn't even on our radar until Alexis suggested it and it became one of our favorite parts of the honeymoon. Its easy to get overwhelmed when planning a Hawaii trip -- which islands to visit, what part of the island to stay on, how to get around so it was so nice not having to worry about any of the reservation details. We just kind of showed up and everything was set! Alexis was very knowledgeable and provided so many details in the planning process. In Kauai, she was able to tell us the different climates on each shore which helped make our decision of Poipu. I've already recommended her to family members and will definitely contact her for our future trips. Besides her knowledge, Alexis's excitement for travel and great personality will get you even MORE excited for an upcoming trip! Thanks Alexis!
 
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FRENCH POLYNESIA & PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES: EXPERIENCE THE REAL THING!

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Ironically, Admiral Travel Proprietors Malaka & Ryan Hilton recently returned from French Polynesia, from a cruise on the M/S Paul Gauguin of Paul Gauguin Cruises with their family! Malaka shared her personal insights: 
 
The Paul Gaugin is the perfect way to explore French Polynesia. We set sail from Papeete for one week with daily stops including Bora Bora and Moorea.
 
Many refer to this area as a honeymoon destination and while I don’t disagree with that label, I still think it is perfect for families and friends as well. Our family went scuba diving (with sharks!), snorkeled, jet ski’d, hiked, kayaked and enjoyed every dining experience as a family back on the Paul Gaugin ship. 
 
The beauty of cruising the islands with the entire family is that even if our interests were different and went our separate ways for a few hours, we always sat down together as a family for meals - incredible meals with incredible views! Of all the wonderful places we have been fortunate enough to experience as a family, our kids now put French Polynesia in their top five favorite global destinations. You can bet the Hilton family will be back soon.
 
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ADMIRAL TRAVEL EXPANDS

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Lori Ann Marinaccio TanzaniaAdmiral Travel continues to grow! As we welcome the New Year, the Virtuoso member travel agency is pleased to welcome two additional Travel Advisors to their internal team of intrepid consultants who passionately serve ATI guests with professional guidance, expert planning and concierge-style care.

Please join us in welcoming Amanda Densmore and Lori Ann Marinaccio
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MEET ATI'S NEWEST ADVISORS

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WHAT'S NEW FOR 2019 & BEYOND IN THE WORLD OF TRAVEL

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What's on the horizon? The professional team of Travel Advisors at Admiral Travel often field this question related to new travel products coming online. As we look into 2019 and beyond, ATI is thrilled to share exciting updates from many of their preferred partners about new river cruise itineraries, remarkable opportunities at luxury safari lodges and brand-new ocean liners debuting within the next few years - though the time to connect with an ATI Advisor now.

LEARN ABOUT NEW SHIPS AND MORE

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ON THE HORIZON FOR 2020: GALAPAGOS

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Discover what inspired Charles Darwin to write his revolutionary "Theory of Evolution." Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands emerged from the Pacific six million years ago in a flurry of volcanic activity. Each island forms a unique ecosystem, a series of specialized relationships that have adapted to the volcanic nature of these isolated islands and its unique wildlife.

Are you ready to check this special destination off your Bucket List?

If you’d like to be among the first to learn details about ATI's February 2020 Journey to the Galapagos on the Celebrity Flora, you're invited to a special reception later this month where full details will be announced! Contact the ATI team for event details and to inquire about this special journey.

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KIDS SAIL FREE* OR $500 SHIPBOARD CREDIT WITH REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

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It's time to explore with the entire family! Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering a fabulous offer where kids sail free or for as low as $499.

Or enjoy a $500 Shipboard Credit per suite on select Alaska & Europe 2019 sailings booked by February 14. Did we hear your sweetheart deserves a cruise for Valentine's Day this year?

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LUXURY MAGAZINE FEATURES TRIP WITH SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

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Admiral Travel's escorted journey with Salvatore Ferragamo of Il Borro Wines (starting with a private flight aboard the Crystal Skye Boeing 777 to Singita in South Africa this May) has been featured in the Winter issue of Luxury Magazine. If you're ready for the adventure of a lifetime, a few seats are still available! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn about full details, from wine tastings at 35,000 ft to safari experiences at "The Place of Miracles."

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TARYN THE TRENDSETTER

TarynDaleyMiller"Taryn Daley grew up in Marin County, CA, but spent her summers and Christmas holidays in her birth country, South Africa. Now, working at Admiral Travel International, she’s sending leisure travelers to the country she built such a strong connection with as a child."

Thanks to Luxury Travel Advisor for recently showcasing one of ATI's resident trendsetters: Travel Advisor Taryn Miller.

MEET THIS TRAVEL TRENDSETTER

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Book Virtuoso Hotels Online for One of those Unplugged Getaways!

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Ready for one of those unplugged getaways to a lux hotel? Admiral Travel is always ready to grant you access and amenities at the world's finest hotel properties during your independent trips. Virtuoso's hotel booking tool allows you the opportunity to personally peruse, research and reserve Virtuoso properties, all while having the booking managed by the ATI team - your trusted Travel Advisors!
 
Simply use this link, www.virtuoso.com/member/admiraltravel, to select your destination, dates and browse Virtuoso properties. Once you've made your selection, you can book directly on the website and ATI will receive a notification of the booking so an Advisor can manage your reservation from there. This ensures you receive your Virtuoso Amenities and you still have your dedicated ATI Advisor to make sure everything runs smoothly during your stay. Click here to browse award-winning hotels now
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Safari in 2019: ATI Has Access to Inventory

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ATI Advisors love hearing from travelers interested in booking safari adventures, of course, as it's one of the agency's specialties. It's typically important to book journeys to South Africa a year+ in advance due to the high demand for the area's best luxury safari lodges, where you'll experience prime wildlife viewing opportunities. But if you've been considering going on a safari and just realized 2019 is your year, be sure to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at ATI immediately. (They have exclusive access to share "The Place of Miracles" with you this May!)
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Unplugged Getaways

 
 
 
Once you get through this crazy holiday season, the professional travel advisors at Admiral Travel are ready to send you off in style with a fabulous unplugged getaway. 

January and February represent the perfect time of year to head to the Caribbean, and Malaka and Ryan are also pleased to report it's open for business.

For instance, a digital detox to the British Virgin Islands next month might be just the resolution your mind, body and soul really needs after the holiday season!  (The Hiltons recently returned from a "digital detox" themselves aboard the Crystal Espirit!) Call 941-951-1801 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to start planning now.
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Forget the Gifts No One Really Needs... Give Exactly What Everyone Truly Wants

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...TRAVEL!
Admiral Travel's escorted journeys and customized itineraries are curated, personalized experiences which include many amenities and upgrades simply not available when booking direct. Allow ATI's Travel Advisors to exceed your expectations throughout each moment. 

From last-minute getaways to perfectly-planned journeys in 2019 and beyond, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.about any destinations on your (and your loved ones') wish lists: 

* Galapagos * Antarctica * Switzerland & Rhine * Oktoberfest aboard AmaMagna on Danube * New Zealand & Australia aboard SilverMuse * Egypt * South Africa with Ferragamo * Sri Lanka & India + The Maldives * Luxury Safari Experiences * Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Thailand & Cambodia *
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Epicurean Adventure to Brazil this Month in the Restaurant: Three-Course Dinner: $38.95 ~ Two-Course Dinner: $19.95

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Start off with Pastel De Queijo (Brazilian Fried Pastry with Cheese, Spicy Mayo & Criolla Salsa), enjoy Carne De Porco Duas Maneiras (Pork Two Ways) as the main course and finish it off with Mocha Pavé. It's just one way to experience this month's Brazilian Epicurean Adventure at Michael's On East. 


Michael's Epicurean Adventures provide you the opportunity to try new cuisine from exotic destinations each and every month. Click here to browse the full lunch and dinner menu presented as this month's Brazilian Epicurean Adventure at Michael's On East. (Special menus are not available on holidays.)

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For all Types of Travel: Book Hotels Online through Virtuoso

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Not quite in the market for one of the GCCC or ATI-escorted journeys just yet? Admiral Travel is always ready to grant you access and amenities at the world's finest hotel properties during your independent trips. Virtuoso's hotel booking tool allows you the opportunity to personally peruse, research and reserve Virtuoso properties, all while having the booking managed by the ATI team - your trusted Travel Advisors!
 
Simply use this link, www.virtuoso.com/member/admiraltravel, to select your destination, dates and browse Virtuoso properties. Once you've made your selection, you can book directly on the website and ATI will receive a notification of the booking so an Advisor can manage your reservation from there, this ensures you receive your Virtuoso Amenities and you still have your dedicated ATI Advisor to make sure everything runs smoothly during your stay. Click here to browse award-winning hotels now
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