London, United Kingdom – The favorite motels, spot, airline and cruise line of the GHA DISCOVERY programme with 22 million world travellers were being discovered at the 14th version of luxurious journey awards ceremony, the ULTRAs, on Monday 31st October 2022.
Celebrating the world’s primary vacation companies and locations, the ULTRAs is a need to-show up at yearly event for the luxury vacation elite, organised by Nick Perry, Chairman of multi-media brand name Ultratravel, with whom World wide Hotel Alliance, the world’s most significant alliance of unbiased resort makes and operator of award-profitable loyalty programme GHA DISCOVERY has a effective joint enterprise – the Ultratravel Selection. Staged at the elegant Pan Pacific London, a new landmark deal with in the metropolis, the ULTRAs acknowledged the achievement of leading vacation entities throughout 15 categories, with winners of each individual voted for by GHA DISCOVERY’s membership.
Seven classes celebrated the achievements of houses operated by GHA’s hotel brand names, with Capella Singapore crowned ‘Ultratravel Selection Lodge of the Year’ and The David Kempinski, Tel Aviv, named ‘Best New Hotel’. The ‘Best Vacation resort Hotel’ accolade was scooped by Sugar Seashore, a Viceroy Resort, St Lucia, although the Corinthia London was recognised as ‘Best Town Hotel’. With sustainability a incredibly hot subject matter at the Ultratravel Discussion board, which took position prior to the awards, the hotly contested ‘Sustainable Resort of the Year’ gong was collected by PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay, Singapore, a home pioneering dependable hospitality and the country’s very first ‘Garden-in-a-Hotel’.
GHA DISCOVERY members also voted for their favorite airways, airport and cruise line, with Dubai provider Emirates successful two awards with the airline’s president, Sir Tim Clark, who spoke at the forum, obtaining the ‘Best Airline in the World’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. Its hub, Dubai Intercontinental, was a hot contender for ‘Best Airport in the World’, but the award was scooped by Changi Singapore.
When it comes to holiday seasons at sea, GHA DISCOVERY users voted for Regent Seven Seas Cruises as ‘The Most effective Luxurious Cruise Line’, though on land, their sought-soon after places involved Italy, the Maldives, the United Arab Emirates and the US, all runners up in the ‘Favourite State for a Holiday’ category. The winner, on the other hand, was Thailand, the residence of quite a few common GHA lodge makes.
The awards, which had been presented by a raft of Uk Tv presenters and personalities like Kirsty Gallacher, Gethin Jones, Dr Ranj Singh and Sky Information anchor Sarah-Jane Mee, also shined the highlight on Hope and Houses for Youngsters, a single of the charitable organisations the ULTRAs supports. The anti-orphanage charity took the possibility to raise marketplace consciousness of its ‘End Orphanage Tourism’ campaign, describing how viewing orphanages on getaway harms small children.
Dependable tourism was a very hot subject of debate at the Ultratravel Discussion board, with panelists moving into an genuine dialogue about the issues of reaching net zero like the CEOs of GHA shareholder Small Hotels, luxury cruise operator and occasion sponsor Explora Journeys, private jet organization Fly Victor and luxury marketplace sustainability option provider, Positive Luxury.
The viewers of 300-furthermore vacation specialists also listened to from The Economist’s Daniel Franklin, who pressured that regardless of ongoing pandemic-connected challenges and growing geopolitical and economic turmoil, there was a “luxury now or never” mentality, which could reward the luxury journey phase. Emirates’ Sir Tim Clark painted a rosier photograph, highlighting a great deal of the airline’s entire community was extremely very well booked up until eventually February. The carrier’s new High quality Economic climate product or service had been an instantaneous achievements given that its August 2022 launch, he unveiled.
Echoing this good sentiment, GHA CEO Chris Hartley informed the ULTRAs audience that travel’s rebound was in comprehensive swing, as evidenced by the not long ago documented stellar 9-month functionality of GHA lodge brand names, with complete profits produced by GHA DISCOVERY members reaching US$900 million, up 68% on 2021 and achieving 84% of pre-pandemic (2019) concentrations on a like for like foundation.
“We are confident this upswing will continue into 2023 as the marketplace returns to, or even exceeds, pre-pandemic functionality, and as our ULTRAs and Ultratravel Discussion board have shown, the hunger for journey proceeds to accelerate with GHA DISCOVERY customers appreciating far more than ever the aspirational luxury vacation activities our finest-in-course winners and runners-up current.” He congratulated the audience for their commitment to excellence and the contribution to travel’s comeback.
For a total record of the ULTRAs 2022 winners and runners up, see this backlink.
About Ultratravel Selection
Ultratravel Selection provides alongside one another accommodations of distinction for the discerning traveller. Its membership is reserved for the quite most effective lodges and resorts in the entire world – truly high-class and legendary attributes that deliver the very best service and personalised visitor activities. Member hotels share an built-in world platform for visitor recognition and loyalty benefits, the GHA DISCOVERY programme from partner World Resort Alliance, as properly as a advantageous relationship with the multi-media model Ultratravel, the other founding lover of Ultratravel Collection. For extra info check out ultratravelcollection.com.
About World Resort Alliance (GHA)
World Resort Alliance (GHA) brings together a distinctive collection of unbiased hospitality models with GHA DISCOVERY, a multi-brand name loyalty programme leveraging a shared technologies platform. As a result of membership in GHA, makes grow their world wide achieve, push incremental income, and decrease dependence on 3rd-bash channels, all whilst protecting management independence and unique positioning. GHA signifies a assortment of 40 brand names with more than 800 motels in 100 nations around the world serving 22 million associates. The award-profitable GHA DISCOVERY programme generates above $2 billion in income and additional than 6 million room nights every year. GHA’s brands now include Anantara, Araiya, Avani, Campbell Gray, Capella, Corinthia, Discovery Destinations, Divani, Doyle, Elewana, Fauchon, GLO, JA Resorts, Kempinski, Leela, Lungarno, Marco Polo, Mysk, NH Resorts, NH Collection, nhow, Niccolo, Nikki Seaside, NUO, Oaks, Outrigger, Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL Collection, PARKROYAL, Patina, The Residence by Cenizaro, The Established Selection, Shaza, Sukhothai, Sun Intercontinental, Tivoli, Ultratravel Selection and Viceroy. For a lot more facts, go to www.globalhotelalliance.com.
About GHA DISCOVERY
Introduced in 2010, GHA DISCOVERY is the world’s largest loyalty programme for unbiased hotel brand names, showcasing additional than 800 lodges, resorts, and palaces across 40 brand names. Customers take pleasure in VIP recognition, thoughtful benefits and generous benefits at home or away. GHA DISCOVERY associates gain and commit DISCOVERY Pounds (D$), an distinctive benefits forex. They also get pleasure from member-only Experiences curated by each and every hotel, in addition they have accessibility to houses shut to property, devoid of a stay, via member-only Regional Features.
Worldwide Resort Alliance (GHA)