Trip News: February 1, 2018

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Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) has opened an office in the capital of Rwanda, Kigali. This is the company’s 10th office in sub-Saharan Africa and its 53rd worldwide.

Rwanda complements an East African safari that includes Uganda, Tanzania or Kenya. Direct flights between Johannesburg and Kigali also make Rwanda a convenient extension to safaris in southern Africa.

Gorilla tracking appeals to travelers with an adventurous spirit and those who have visited other safari destinations.



Eight hotels made it to AAA’s new list of Five Diamond Hotels.

A total of 121 hotels have earned the prestigious status.

“As more mid-scale and even budget properties are adding amenities for comfort and convenience, hotels that aim for a Five Diamond Rating must stay far ahead of the curve to differentiate themselves through advanced design concepts, highest quality furnishings and scrupulous attention to guests’ expectations,” Michael Petrone, director of  AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings, said in a written statement.


Trip Pulse

For travelers journeying towards one of the most picturesque places in the world, why not enhance your photo skills while there?

Silversea Expeditions’ newly relaunched Silver Cloud is now featuring My Photo Academy in Antarctica.

“Our new photography program is a perfect fit for the immersive expeditions we offer in Antarctica,” said Conrad Combrink, SVP Strategic Development Expeditions and Experiences, in a press release. “Voyaging to the bottom of the Earth is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, full of magical moments that we hope to help our guests capture in beautiful images they would be proud to display in their home or office.”


The Drum

Cathay Pacific has partnered with Pure Yoga to create a section in its in-flight content dedicated to yoga and mediation called ‘Trip Well with Yoga’.

The partnership is the latest extension of Cathay Pacific’s ‘Life Well Tripled’ campaign and aims to be an option for customers looking to find more comfort when flying, with directions on exercises to do before, during and after the flight.

The videos will be available on all routes and have been created by instructors from Pure Yoga, with founding teacher Patrick Creelman and senior instructor and co-founder Almen Wong leading the tutorials.

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