The heady world of luxury travel will be alerted to a sparkling new African duo of properties at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes from December 3-6. It’s the world’s leading event for luxury travel and showcases more than 1300 of the finest and most desired properties.
Exhibiting in style to catch the attention of the world’s rich and famous will be Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) whose chief executive Ross Kennedy will be showcasing the group’s two five-star gems – The Victoria Falls Safari Club (Zimbabwe) and Ngoma Safari Lodge (Botswana).
This will be AAT’s first foray into ILTM Cannes and the very heartbeat of luxury travel and follows a successful attendance at the inaugural ILTM Americas in Mexico in October 2012.
“One if often judged by the company you keep and that runs so true at these distinguished shows,” says AAT’s Ross Kennedy. “Our two experiences so far at ILTM’s have been outstanding and the carefully qualified VIP quality buyers have great knowledge and exude total professionalism.”
He said that AAT’s two top-luxury properties fulfilled the demand by discerning and wealthy travellers for quality, luxury, service and experiences.
ILTM Cannes will be the European launch of The Victoria Falls Safari Club, an exclusive 20-room butler-service unit on-property and adjacent to the 18-year-old and award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (VFSL).
“VFSL has been peppered with honours over the years,” said Mr Kennedy, “most recently endorsed by the celebrated magazine Conde Nast Traveler as one of the 2012 Top 25 Resorts & Safari Camps in Africa and Best Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe for the 17th successive year by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents (AZTA).
“Imagine, such rich and worthy endorsements for VFSL now offer our guests an even more superior experience with The Club – the rooms are 50% larger, the luxury and exclusivity are immensely enhanced and the 16 rooms and four suites afford the same astonishing vista over unspoiled African wilderness and the wildlife.”
Complementing The Club, which opened in August 2012, will be AAT’s five star Ngoma Safari Lodge, the superior property in all of the Chobe Botswana area. It features eight stand-alone lodges located in the Chobe Forest Reserve at the edge of the game-rich Chobe National Park. Perched on an escarpment Ngoma overlooks the Chobe River and its vast floodplains and, with its idyllic isolation, is in total harmony with nature.
“Ngoma opened in mid 2011,” said Mr Kennedy, “and it has already made a significant mark amongst discerning travellers. It has a high occupancy rate and is attracting a very cosmopolitan international clientele, headed by Americans, Italians, Australians and French. Our guest book reflects their pure delight, but this is reinforced by the great acclaim Ngoma usually gets on Trip Advisor.”
Discover. Experience. Luxury. That’s the ILTM credo…and AAT’s Ross Kennedy is certain the visionary Zimbabwe group has the properties to match that dictum.
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