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    Choosing the perfect venue is crucial for the success of any event in the dynamic and ever-evolving world of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) events. Now more than ever, event organizers seek destinations that offer not only state-of-the-art facilities but also memorable experiences that resonate with attendees long after the event has concluded.In this context, Marriott hotels in Latin America stand out as favorites, given their commitment to excellence, strategic locations, and services tailored to meet even the most demanding event needs.
    Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen stands out for its innovative approach to sustainable meetings. The “Green Meetings” program is evidence of the hotel’s commitment to sustainability, offering event organizers the option to reduce environmental impact without compromising the quality or integrity of the event. This approach benefits not only the planet but also resonates with the growing demands of participants for more responsible practices.
    Marriott Panama Hotel, located next to the Albrook Mall, the largest shopping center in Central America, is strategically positioned to epitomize convenience and flexibility. The hotel features 21 meeting rooms and two ballrooms in nearly 50,000 square feet of event space, easily accommodating everything from small business meetings to large conventions and exhibitions.
    Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida, located in the paradisiacal Colombian Caribbean with international air connectivity, sets the stage for a seaside oasis within the magical city and offers an inspiring backdrop for an extraordinary life, work, or any special event. The natural beauty of the surroundings combined with top-notch facilities ensures that the overall experience is unparalleled, offering a perfect blend of business and pleasure.
    And in the Peruvian capital, Sheraton Lima Historic Center boasts a privileged location in the city’s historic center. The hotel not only offers spacious and multifunctional event spaces but also provides guests with the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the city’s rich culture and history. The fusion of modernity and tradition sets this hotel apart for events seeking something beyond the ordinary.ADVERTISEMENTFurthermore, through the Marriott Bonvoy Events platform, event organizers earn rewards for booking events, allowing them to earn points per qualifying event, with the possibility of elevating their Elite status and enjoying even more benefits. Additionally, points can be redeemed for VIP experiences, free nights, flights, car rentals, shopping, and more.
    Commitment to sustainability, strategic locations near shopping centers, proximity to wonderful natural environments, or rooted in cultural heritage: these are some of the reasons why Marriott hotels are preferred for hosting any type of events and conventions in unique settings. From the pristine beaches of Santa Marta, the cultural heart of Lima, the dynamic urban life of Panama City, to the lush nature in Costa Rica, all of these are incomparable locations for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions.

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    Celebrating Excellence in Travel:  The 2023 World Travel Awards and its Grand Final in Dubai

    The travel industry has always been a realm of dreams, wanderlust, and adventure, and it’s in recognition of this allure that the World Travel Awards were established. As 2023 draws to a close, the culmination of these prestigious awards is set to unfold at the grand final in Dubai on Friday, December 1st, a much-anticipated event to celebrate excellence and innovation in the world of travel and tourism.
    The World Travel Awards: Honoring the Best in the Industry
    The World Travel Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry,” have been acknowledging excellence in the global travel and tourism sector since their inception in 1993. The awards cover a wide range of categories, including airlines, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, destinations, and travel technology, among others.

    Over the course of the year, regional events take place across the globe, where the best contenders in each category are recognized. These regional events build up to the grand final, a glittering ceremony that showcases the best of the best on a global scale. The grand final is a spectacular event, held in a different world-class destination each year.

    Dubai: The Perfect Host for the Grand Final
    In 2023, the World Travel Awards grand final will be held at the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai. Known for its opulence and unparalleled luxury, the Burj Al Arab is a fitting venue for an event that celebrates excellence and innovation in the travel industry.
    Dubai, a city known for pushing the boundaries and setting new standards, has become a global travel hub, attracting visitors from all corners of the world. With its futuristic skyscrapers, man-made islands, and a deep respect for culture and tradition, Dubai epitomizes the juxtaposition of the modern and the historic, making it an ideal host for the grand final.
    The Grand Final: What to Expect

    The grand final of the World Travel Awards is not just an awards ceremony; it’s a spectacle that offers an exclusive gathering of travel industry leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world. The event is a night of celebration, networking, and glamour, offering a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in the travel and tourism sector.
    The awards themselves are the highlight of the evening, with winners in various categories recognized and celebrated. It is a moment of pride and achievement for those who have excelled in providing exceptional travel experiences, setting benchmarks for the industry.
    Looking Forward to December 1st
    As the grand final in Dubai approaches, the anticipation and excitement among those in the travel industry are palpable. The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, with its unparalleled hospitality and luxury, will provide the perfect backdrop for this prestigious event.
    In a year that has tested the resilience of the travel industry, the World Travel Awards serve as a reminder of the strength and determination of the sector. The event not only recognizes excellence but also inspires innovation, ensuring that the future of travel is brighter than ever.

    December 1st, 2023, is a date to mark on your calendar, a day when the finest in the world of travel and tourism will gather at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah to celebrate excellence, share insights, and set the course for the future of the industry. As we await this grand event, the 2023 World Travel Awards grand final in Dubai promises to be an evening of elegance and achievement, a true testament to the enduring spirit of travel.
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    Ishraq Hospitality, the asset management and hospitality division of Mohamed & Obaid AlMulla Group, today announces the signing of a Hospitality Management Agreement (HMA) with Rekan Group, marking a significant milestone in their strategic expansion plans. The agreement entails the management of an exceptional Crowne Plaza Hotel in the vibrant city of Batumi, Georgia, further solidifying Ishraq Hospitality’s commitment to delivering unique experiences worldwide.
    The new property, located by the beach promenade in Batumi and offering great views of the waters, boasts 150 smartly appointed rooms, two restaurants, meeting facilities, a fitness club, and a pool, ensuring guests experience supreme comfort, convenience, and entertainment. In addition, Ishraq Hospitality will also oversee the hotel management of Batumi View Hotel Apartments, a 240-room hotel apartment. These developments are poised to enhance the hospitality landscape in Batumi and contribute to the city’s growing reputation as a tourist destination.
    Rekan Group, a renowned investment company in the region, brings invaluable expertise and a deep understanding of the Batumi market to the partnership. The collaboration between Ishraq Hospitality, IHG Hotels & Resorts – owner of the Crowne Plaza brand, and Rekan Group will lead to drive significant economic growth and provide new employment opportunities. A signing ceremony took place for these new properties at Crowne Plaza Jumeriah in Dubai on 20th July,2023 in the presence of chief guests and high profile deligations.

    Ahmed Ali Azeez Rekani, Co-Owner at Rekan Group said “We are delighted to join forces with Ishraq Hospitality and IHG Hotels & Resorts. This partnership represents a momentous step forward for our organization as we contribute to the development of Batumi’s hospitality sector. With Ishraq’s proven track record and our shared vision for excellence, we are confident that these new properties will become the preferred choice for both business and leisure travelers”.ADVERTISEMENTSherif Beshara, Group CEO at Mohamed & Obaid AlMulla Group said: “This collaboration marks a significant milestone for our organization and reflects our dedication to the growth and development of Batumi’s hospitality sector. With our shared vision for excellence and Ishraq Hospitality’s proven track record, we are confident that the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Batumi View Hotel Apartments will elevate the city’s overall accommodation offerings”.
    Richard Haddad, CEO at Ishraq Hospitality said “Georgia holds a pivotal position as a key market, with its remarkable growth in tourism. In 2022 alone, Georgia welcomed over 5.4 million tourists, showcasing its immense appeal as a captivating destination. The addition of the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Batumi View Hotel Apartments to our portfolio signifies our continued dedication to expanding our presence in strategic markets and offering world-class expertise. Furthermore, we are excited to contribute to Batumi’s growing reputation as a premier tourist destination and a new European capital hosting international events”.
    Willemijn Geels, VP of Development, Europe at IHG Hotels & Resorts said “The signing of Crowne Plaza Batumi Beach adds to IHG’s growing portfolio in Georgia, which includes a Crowne Plaza property in Borjomi and a Holiday Inn hotel in Tbilisi. We are delighted to partner with Ishraq Hospitality and Rekan Group on this new project for the first time. Together, we look forward to the hotel’s anticipated opening in 2025, as business and leisure travel to the area increases with visitors coming from across Europe and Asia to enjoy Batumi’s beaches and bustling city center.”

    Batumi plays host city this year to the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony to be held on 9 September 2023 at the Gonio Fortress
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    Atlantis Sanya welcomed more than 3,000 guests as the ultimate destination for unforgettable vacations kicked off the summer with a splash with the launch of Aquaventure After Dark summer carnival. In line with an industry-leading move to spur the after-hours economy in Sanya, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark premiered a series of nighttime activities and performances in celebration of the much-anticipated summer holiday season.The world-renowned water theme park will also be extending operational hours to 21:00 PM till 30 August 2020 with tickets for entrance into After Dark sessions between 16:00 PM and 21:00 PM beginning from RMB 198 per person.
    Aquaventure After Dark Water Screen Projection Show
    “Atlantis Sanya is reputed as a top travel destination in China with a diversified portfolio of products and services, including a state-of-the-art hotel, an incredulous open-air aquarium, magnificent water theme park, the interactive Dolphin Cay to meet-and-greet dolphins in their habitats and an array of world-class food and dining options. At the same time, we are constantly rolling out innovative cross-product offerings to enrich the tourism scene in Sanya and bolster tourism consumption. For the upcoming summer holidays, we have taken great care in planning a myriad of fascinating activities under the Aquaventure After Dark summer carnival campaign where to market demands for the summer season fusion with characteristics unique to Atlantis Sanya’s offerings. Visitors can expect to enjoy 34 exhilarating rides and slides as dusk sets into night and witness the immensely popular Go Go Duck swim-off, as well as a plethora of water screen projection shows, spectacular fireworks display and other fabulous performances,” said Mr. Heiko Schreiner, Managing Director of Atlantis Sanya.

    Live performance at Aquaventure WaterparkADVERTISEMENTThe Aquaventure After Dark summer carnival will start with an exclusive Go Go Duck! daily “swim-off” at 17:30 PM where thousands of yellow rubber ducks playfully share water slides with visitors in a gushing rush, splashing fun-filled waves around the waterpark. As night falls, the water theme park will transcend into party mode with dazzling light shows and live music to get the adrenaline pumping. Live in the moment as DJs crank up the holiday mood and set the night on fire with sizzling hot mirror dancing, all in the good spirit of summer fun. Visitors will experience the ultimate sensory moment when the breathtaking water screen projection comes on. In addition, visitors can expect to be bedazzled by a spectacular show of fireworks display and marvel as the skies of Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark light up in a burst of colors at 21:00 PM sharp on every Saturday and Sunda

    Nighttime Fireworks at Aquaventure Waterpark
    As the first water amusement park in China to operate all year round, Aquaventure Waterpark endeavors to go the extra mile in ensuring that visitors across different age groups get to experience a variety of fun activities tailored to their demographics any day of the year. Be it taking a ride down one of the 34 fun slides or exhilarating rapids river, getting an up-close personal experience touching sting rays and sharks, or taking an exploratory journey along the underwater tunnel, visitors are bound to find activities that captivate their interests. Atlantis Sanya is constantly looking at ways to enhance its portfolio of products and services while concurrently encouraging lateral business growth and extending vertical business reach. The resort is committed to crafting unique and immersive vacation experiences for both guests and visitors alike, and will continue to roll out a multitude of themed campaigns born out of creative originality by the resort management team. The launch of Aquaventure After Dark summer carnival is a classic example of what the public can expect from this world-class integrated entertainment and leisure resort destination.
    Aquaventure After Dark Rundown
    Aside from the Aquaventure After Dark summer carnival, Atlantis Sanya has lined up a series of night tourism offerings for vacationers to have the coolest summer ever. This includes a Beery Beery Good Summer promotion at the resort’s Tikki Bar and Nereus Beer Brewery between 11 and 26 July where visitors and hotel guests are entitled to free flow of German Weissbier for just an additional top-up of 100 yuan. Simply showing your Aquaventure Waterpark entrance tickets to enjoy this offer! A pint of ice cold German craft beer, authentically brewed by skilled brewers from Germany, is the opulent indulgence to chill your summer night.

    Tikki Bar & Nereus Beer Brewery
    Hainan is a key strategic site in FOSUN’s blueprint for the tourism sector. As of today, Fosun Tourism Group (otherwise known as FOLIDAY) has successfully incorporated and established the ultimate integrated entertainment and leisure destination in Sanya – a concept that first originated in France and subsequently made famous within the globetrotting community by Club Med for its all-inclusive Mediterranean resort vacations.
    As the premiere tourist destination under FOLIDAY and a benchmark initiative of Sanya Tourism 3.0, Atlantis Sanya has been under the spotlight since officially launching in April of 2018. In barely one year after opening, the resort raked in a total of 1.31 billion yuan in sales and attracted 5.2 million visitors for the year of 2019. By now, Atlantis Sanya is synonymous with online popularity, snagging itself a spot as one of the top favorite locations for famous internet celebrities to check-in on social media if one is ever in Hainan. Original Tik Tok content inspired by Atlantis Sanya has far exceeded 1.8 billion videos.
    Mr. Qian Jiannong, Chairman and CEO of Fosun Tourism Group, expressed that FOLIDAY will continue to actively seek out opportunities that complement the distinctive advantages presented by Hainan’s status as a free port. The Group will also endeavor to leverage on the unique competitive edges of its FOLIDAY eco-system and tap on its extensive pool of resources in branding, intellectual property and original contents as a global brand in leisure travel and tourism offerings to further vested interests in Hainan so as to reinforce and expand its presence on this idyllic island and cement its position as market leader in the Hainan tourism sector.

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    Monterey Bay Whale Watching Hotel Packages

    Few things are as thrilling as spotting the Earth’s largest mammal at the ocean’s surface. Families, couples, and friends can go on this exciting adventure and take advantage of Monterey Bay Inn’s famous Whale Watching Package, including deluxe accommodations, continental breakfast, and the boat tour.
    Monterey Bay is one of the nation’s top places for whale-watching and viewing abundant marine mammals and seabirds. Guests will cruise the waters of Monterey Bay to encounter majestic grey, blue, and humpback whales, orcas, playful dolphins, sea otters, and sea lions. The 3-hour tour is fully narrated by a seasoned marine biologist who shares information about the whales, their habitat, mating rituals, and migration paths. This whale-watching trip is educationally oriented, so the biologist will happily answer quests. Guests capture an up-close view while whales migrate and fee just offshore.
    Monterey Bay Whale Watch provides trips and departs from Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf #1. Arrive at departure location 1/2 hour before board time. A 24-hour cancellation is required.
    The 49-room Monterey Bay Inn on historic Cannery Row is adjacent to San Carlos Beach, near the Coast Guard Pier, Cannery Row Shopping, and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Guestrooms have balconies with outdoor furniture to enjoy a sweeping view of Monterey Bay; amenities include a rooftop hot tub, easy access to the beach, and a complimentary continental breakfast. Monterey Bay Inn is perfect for family getaways and romantic escapes—Monterey Bay Inn at 242 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940, reservations, call 1-800-424-6242 or visit [email protected]

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    Banyan Tree Group Expands Sustainable Food Journey

    Banyan Tree Group, a leading player in sustainable tourism and a founding signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in Singapore, has long been committed to its ethos of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People” and actively implementing sustainability practices ever since its founding. In recognition of the fact that a significant portion of environmental impact stems from its food supply chain, Banyan Tree Group is continuing to implement a series of sustainable food policies while enhancing existing best practice. This comprehensive transition encompasses various initiatives, including the introduction of the Meatless Monday program in all associate restaurants, increased plant-based cuisine options, clear food waste targets, and partnering with organizations such as Humane Society International to develop best practices on food sourcing to protect animal welfare. 
    Moreover, the Group is actively expanding sustainable food sourcing methods by prioritising seasonal and local produce, prohibiting the use of endangered fish species, and promoting responsible fishing practices. At the same time, the Group acknowledges the complexities involved and aims to work closely with local communities in order to tap on their expertise and ensure a sustainable long-term future. 
    The following are some key policies that have been implemented to drive sustainability efforts: 
    Sourcing Seasonal and Local Produce: Practiced across multiple locations, including the recently launched Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, which features a zero-mile cuisine initiative.  On-property Farms: Over 10 Banyan Tree locations have on-property farms, including in Chiang Mai, Laguna Phuket, Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, Banyan Tree Veya Phuket, Banyan Tree Anji, Banyan Tree Huangshan, Banyan Tree Lijiang, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Yangshuo, Garrya Tongsai Bay Samui, and Homm Saranam Baturiti.  Endangered Species Policy: Implemented since 2023, prohibiting the use of endangered species.  Sustainable Seafood Commitment: Implemented since 2023, with a clear commitment to achieving sustainable sourcing for 50% of all seafood by 2025.  Cage-Free Eggs Commitment: Supported by research and collaboration with HSI, the Group is committed to transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs by 2025 and will commence reporting of progress by 2024. Several properties such as Banyan Tree Phuket, Dhawa Xi’an Chanba, Cassia Phuket, Angsana Maison Souvannaphoum, and the upcoming Homm Tu Le are already sourcing 100% cage-free eggs, with 7 more close to completing their transition. Banyan Tree Group reports progress in annual Sustainability Reports, demonstrating its commitment to transparency and accountability. Earlier this year, the Group released its 17th annual Sustainability Report, which adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and SGX Sustainability Reporting Standards, while also aligning short- and long-term targets with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
    For more information on Banyan Tree Group’s sustainability efforts and initiatives, and for the latest Sustainability Report, please visit

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    Divine Desserts Around the World That Will Delight Your Taste Buds

    Chocolate Hour at Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island
    Press pause on your summer adventures and harness your inner Willy Wonka at the boutique MÖCA Lobby Lounge at Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island –in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, for a complimentary Chocolate Hour every day! Sweet-toothed foodies can rejoice as Mövenpick dedicates one hour in the afternoon to an exquisite tasting experience, with delicious Swiss chocolate variations and homemade creations such as brownies, truffles, chocolate fountains and much more.
    Need somewhere to relax after the chocolate indulgence? The remarkable resort boasts 418 elegantly designed rooms with unobstructed sea views, suites and chalets set against the picturesque backdrop of the Arabian Peninsula. What better place to enjoy World Chocolate Day than at the happiest hour of them all at MÖCA Lobby Lounge.

    Handmade Artisan Chocolate Truffles at Cullinan BelekADVERTISEMENTFor a fancy chocolate tasting experience, expect to be impressed by gorgeous-looking artisan chocolate truffles, handcrafted with care in Cullinan Belek’s Chocolaterie Shop, made afresh every day! The shop is open to all guests as part of the all-inclusive offerings of the resort, meaning that you can try all flavours at one go or discover a new flavour daily FOR FREE throughout your vacation.
    From gourmet chocolate-dipped kiwi fruit and strawberries to intricately prepared caramel, vanilla, and tropical fruit-flavoured truffles with a gooey or crunch core, there is something to satisfy your sweet tooth! You can even catch a glimpse of talented chocolatiers at work in the workshop behind where all the magic happens. Grab them early in the day before stocks run out and save them up for later to be savoured in the comfort of your room as a late-night treat in the evening.

    Chocolate that’s actually good for you at Nova Maldives
    For those watching their weight but don’t want to give up their chocolate craving, the health-conscious Nova Maldives offers some thoughtful options in a newly-released plant-based menu – featuring wholesome desserts with delectable flavours, think pandan semifreddo with vegan chantilly cream and dark chocolate shortbread, a selection of homemade sorbet and fruit carpaccio. Surely this will bust the false impression of vegan-food as dull and boring.
    Another must try is the signature chocolate lava cake, served warm, melting in the middle and oozing chocolate, it is offered exclusively in FLAMES, the hotel’s grill house.

    Chef’s Kiss! Personal Favourites from the Pastry Chef Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort
    Introducing some dessert eye candy handpicked by Eva Daskalaki, the gifted pastry chef behind Fodele Beach’s stunning creations, incorporating classic flavours that can hardly disappoint, from caramel glazed doughnuts to bite-sized dainty cakes topped with fruit sauce and biscuit crumbs that are best picks for children. To try out the full range of desserts available at the resort, visit each of the all-day-dining and a-la-carte restaurants range of restaurants on-site with seasonal menus – including Basilikos Restaurant that features special theme nights with cultural delicacies from Greece, Spain, Mexico and Asia, and Ambrosia Restaurant, best for a fine dining experience in an elegant atmosphere and with meticulously designed desserts that will leave an impression. Head to Breeze Bar for a drink by the beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the Fodele bay to finish the night on a high note or soft daze, whichever you prefer.

    The Happy Place – Sweet Corner at AJUL Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort
    BRAND NEW AJUL Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort features a sweet corner full of delights for all. Lots of ice cream flavours, soft served ice cream, freshly made waffles, chocolate of all sorts, fluffy pancakes, crepes, toppings, and sweets, a bar full of sprinkles and syrups, milkshakes, birthday cakes on the spot and other sweet temptations will be there to make your holiday a little bit sweeter.

    Authentic chocolate in Jamaica
    Jamaicans love a sweet treat after a meal, don’t you? Time to indulge in some specialty Jamaican chocolate treats – made by you!
    Premium farm to table brand Pure Chocolate Jamaica is home to delicious and sustainable chocolate products. Only the best cocoa beans are selected to create its quality and creamy chocolate bars and the bars are sealed in vibrant and colourful wrappers designed by talented local Jamaican artists. Select from traditional flavours such as its Dark Chocolate, or Milk Chocolate with Cookies and Cream, or try some more of its unique flavours like Dark Chocolate with Lemongrass, or Dark Chocolate with Jerk Seasoning bars. Pure Chocolate Jamaica also host workshops and tastings for those looking to create their own chocolate treats.
    So, you’ve heard of hot chocolate, but have you heard of chocolate tea? No powdered or packaged cocoa can compare to a cup of Jamaican chocolate tea. This soothing drink is traditionally prepared steeping grated chocolate balls with milk and spices. The perfect way to end the day.

    Dessert as paintings that are a sight to behold at Kandima Maldives
    When it comes to desserts, Kandima elevates all into art so that tasting them becomes a multisensory delight. If you are a visual diner yourself who appreciates dessert plates with a concept and a beautiful presentation. Here are a few that you cannot miss with a refreshing look that alludes to nature. From the left, we have the “Mango Opera” layered with mango butter cream and chocolate ganache, followed by the “Mascarpone and Peanut Mousse” with honey drizzled mango salsa and cocoa soil, arranged in the shape of a garland. Continue the artsy journey by taking to canvas painting yourself at the KULA Art Studio, a space for you to rekindle the creativity within and unleash your inner Picasso, Van Gogh, or Andy Warhol, with guidance from the resident artist Zima.

    Bite into tradition paired with innovation at Kivotos Santorini, Mavro
    Located above the glistening Aegean Sea, sits Kivotos Santorini’s signature restaurant, MAVRO. Head Chef Dimitris has created a culinary experience that masterfully blends tradition and innovation with aromas and flavours that will intrigue your palate and soothe your soul. On the menu, you’ll find a variety of decadently delicious desserts including a caramalised white chocolate dessert with rum and raisin ice cream to tantalise your tastebuds, the milk chocolate dessert which features traditional Greek coffee, banana and banana stracciatella ice cream and vegan chocolate macarons, made with 76% dark chocolate, tahini and agave.

    Chocolate heaven at Seaside A Lifestyle Resort
    Troubles will melt away as guests relish in this incredible chocolate dessert with the sounds of the waves crashing against the cliffs in the background. Aptly named, Chocolate Heaven is available to enjoy at Seaside A Lifestyle Resort. The stunning chocolate creation consists of smooth chocolate pat sucre, chocolate crème, marinaded raisins, and caramelised cacao nibs.
    Situated in Agia Pelagia, Crete, this 5* luxurious, adults-only resort sits on the cliffside of Mononaftis Bay, with magnificent surrounding views of the Aegean Sea. Cool off after indulging and take a dip in the newly renovated outdoor saltwater outdoor pool.

    Japanese and Peruvian treats at The Ixian Grand & All Suites
    Deepen your appreciation for this remarkable treat at The Ixian Grand & All Suites – an upscale adults-only resort, offering care-free all-inclusive experiences, excellent hospitality and a plethora of food and beverage options including some delectable desserts. Make your way down to the Muza Htista Restaurant for a dessert at sunset for a truly romantic experience. Seek out their Tejas Truffles, delightful small chocolate desserts with a smooth filling made with chocolate, pecan nuts and dried fruit for some extra crunch. The Fried Ice Cream is an absolute must try for the ultimate indulgent dessert. The golden crust is made of cereal topped with chocolate syrup and inside you will find a creamy vanilla ice cream.

    Desserts with a fine dining twist ACRO Suites
    Your eyes and tastebuds will be in for a treat at ACRO Suites. This boutique, 5* state-of-the-art, wellness-focused resort is home to 49 suites, lofts and villas which all come with their own saltwater private pool, making it the perfect oasis for couples looking to escape to a quiet hideaway destination and enjoy they cocoa treats in secluded luxury.
    The signature menu at CREMNOS, the hotel’s main restaurant, is a nutritional haven, offering traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary twist. Here guests can enjoy the Choco Secret, a chocolate dessert accompanied by a sorbet of forest fruits, cru de cacao and mint gel carefully prepared by Chef Yannis Rokanas.

    Indulgent desserts accompanied by panoramic views at Kouros Hotel & Suites
    Enjoy the delicious Chocolate Ganache at Kouros Hotel & Suites, a 5* luxury boutique haven just minutes away from Mykonos town. You can find this indulgent delicacy at Narcissus Restaurant, consisting of rich chocolate ganache, a red berry coulis, white chocolate montée, and vanilla ice cream. It is difficult to think of a better place to share moments of chocolate sweetness than overlooking the spectacular Aegean Sea, the perfect place to admire the dazzling sunset, as Mykonos’ evening buzz booms.

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    In celebration of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, in theaters May 26, and Disney have teamed up to kick off the summer travel season with a campaign that’s sure to make a splash!, along with spokesperson Melissa McCarthy – who plays the iconic Ursula – is offering The Little Mermaid travel inspiration to help you discover your next adventurous getaway. The global campaign will run in the U.S., U.K, France, Germany and Australia, and highlights the amazing travel experiences and wide range of properties – from hotels to vacation rentals and everything in between – available on for families around the world to enjoy, including once-in-a-lifetime “Under the Sea” themed stays for lucky travelers. These seaworthy stays will become bookable on June 7, and will give three pairs of lucky fans from anywhere in the world the chance to immerse themselves in a travel experience fully inspired by The Little Mermaid.
    The three limited-edition overnight stays will take place at a beach house in Malibu that has been completely transformed for a true “Under the Sea” experience. Guests will enjoy a mermaid-inspired stay – from exploring Insta-worthy rooms with decor centered around iconic characters including Ariel, Ursula, King Triton and Prince Eric, to a private dinner in the home with a personal chef, and of course, a screening of The Little Mermaid at a nearby theater. Three separate overnight stays will become bookable on June 7 at noon ET, and will take place on June 9, 10 and 11. Each experience will include flights and airport transfers available on, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $5.26, in honor of the day the new film will dive into theaters.
    Much like travel itself, The Little Mermaid is all about exploring the world and expanding horizons, with this unique experience developed for travelers looking to book somewhere new and truly magical this summer. The lucky travelers who book this incredible stay inspired by the film certainly won’t be ‘poor unfortunate souls,’ as they sing along in theaters as part of this exclusive experience.’s #1 Travel Fan Melissa McCarthy even said “if someone told me I could stay in a Malibu beach house inspired by The Little Mermaid, I would pack my bags and move in tomorrow.”

    With the summer travel season around the corner, the campaign will also showcase the vast selection of property offerings on inspired by The Little Mermaid – from dreamy beach bungalows and a variety of beachfront vacation rentals to family-friendly seaside resorts and everything in between. Additional properties that can be booked throughout the year on that will give travelers “under the sea” vibes include Atlantis, The Palm (Dubai, UAE), Beach Plum Resort (Montauk, NY, U.S.), Château d’Esparron (Esparron-de-Verdon, France), Fanad Lighthouse (Letterkenny, Ireland), Lighthouse on La Palma Island (Barlovento, Spain), Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel (Kirkcolm, UK), Aleria Luxury Cave Santorini (Santorini, Greece).ADVERTISEMENTThe campaign kicked off with at the film’s red-carpet premiere in Los Angeles on May 8, and on May 15, the global travel leader launched a co-branded spot to run across TV and digital channels in five markets across the globe. Social content inspired by The Little Mermaid will also run across all channels celebrating the bookable consumer stays and the summer travel season.
    “ is committed to making it easier for everyone to experience the world, which is why this collaboration with Disney was a perfect fit,” says Arjan Dijk, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at “Collaborating with Disney to celebrate the iconic film, The Little Mermaid, and making the premise of exploring the world from the film a reality through bookable travel experiences – from beach homes and family-friendly hotels to lighthouses, boats and castles – is something we’re excited to share with Disney fans and travelers alike looking for a little magic and inspiration this summer season.”
    “Disney’s The Little Mermaid kicks off the summer by taking global audiences under the sea for a stunning cinematic event only in theaters, May 26th. We couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with and bring this film to life for fans through unique and fun travel experiences,” says Lylle Breier, SVP Global Marketing Partnerships, Promotions, Synergy & Special Events. research reveals that 73% of Americans plan to travel this summer with beach vacations being one of the top trip types. Main motivations for Americans to travel this summer include taking time to relax and mentally unwind for a true mood booster, while visiting and exploring somewhere new. This unique initiative celebrates the incredible diversity of travel experiences offered on and is an example of just one of the many unforgettable stays customers can enjoy at one of the more than 6.6 million instantly bookable reported listings in vacation homes, apartments and other unique places to stay on the platform. From vacation rentals to hotels, as well as a range of transportation options including rental cars and flights, has travelers covered wherever their “Somewhere, Anywhere” is this summer.

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