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TOP 5 SHOPPING HOTSPOTS IN GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE

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Calling all fashionistas! Shopping is as good as it gets in Greater Fort Lauderdale. And your clients can shop ‘til they drop – right onto a relaxing beach! Here are five shopping hotspots your clients definitely don’t want to miss.

Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise

Let’s begin with an exceptional shopping opportunity: Sawgrass Mills, which is the largest luxury outlet shopping destination in the U.S. With 350+ stores and 70+ exclusive, luxury outlets including Burberry, GUCCI, Prada, Tory Burch and Versace, it’s a gold mine of fashion finds and savings. It’s no wonder that shoppers actually bring empty suitcases here to carry all of their purchases home!

Dania Point in Dania Beach

This upscale, contemporary shopping, dining and entertainment center gives your clients choices like Anthropologie, Kendra Scott, Pandora, Tommy Bahama, Urban Outfitters and more. It’s also home to some of the best restaurants in the region and those traveling with children will appreciate the onsite movie theater and bowling alley/arcade.

Las Olas Boulevard in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

For an enchanting shopping experience, look no further than Las Olas Boulevard. These charming waterfront city streets are filled with high-end retailers and one-of-a-kind boutiques and art galleries. Here your clients can combine their shopping with festive dining and nightlife in lively sidewalk cafes and rooftop bars.

Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach

Your clients will not only find high fashion, housewares and art galleries to peruse here, they’ll also enjoy live Thoroughbred horse racing, casino gaming, fine dining and nightclubs. One of its newest offerings is the Carousel Club, an open-air, trackside venue featuring lawn games elevated mixology, top DJs, live entertainment, culinary pop-ups, Instagram-worthy elements and much more.

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

Give your clients a uniquely Floridian shopping excursion at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale: It’s a stop on the Water Taxi route, so they can enjoy a scenic cruise on their way there and back. This upscale shopping mall is one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, offering numerous fashion retailers including Macy’s and Dillard’s and popular dining establishments such as Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants and Seasons 52.

To learn more about Greater Fort Lauderdale’s exceptional offerings, become a Lauderdale Loyalist. When you join this free program, you’ll have access to ready-made sales presentations, promotional materials, insider tips and promotions, and much more. Register today at LauderdaleLoyalist.com. Find even more helpful information at VisitLauderdale.com/Travel-Trade  and learn about the latest accessibility initiatives https://www.visitlauderdale.com/accessibility/from the world’s most welcoming destination.

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WHERE THERE’S SMOKE THERE’S TOURISTS: Hawaii eruption a special ‘bonus’ for some visitors

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Some hotels in and around Hilo are becoming fully booked in what is normally a slower time of the year for Hawaii’s travel industry, falling between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Helicopter tours of Mauna Loa, which began erupting last week after being quiet for 38 years, are also in high demand by tourists and journalists.

“Right now, it’s boomed,” said Marian Somalinog, who staffs the front desk at the Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. “We’re sold out until after Christmas.”

She attributed the increase to people wanting to watch the rivers of bright orange molten rock gush from Mauna Loa, a shield volcano whose name means “Long Mountain” in Hawaiian. The glow from the eruption can be seen in the distance from parts of the hotel.

But now thousands of cars have created traffic jams on Route 200, known as the Saddle Road, which connects the cities of Hilo on the east side of Hawaii Island and Kailua-Kona on the west side.

Volcanic flows pose a potential future threat to that main artery but are currently still several kilometers away and not a danger to any communities. That means onlookers can take in the spectacle while exposing themselves to little danger. Tourists and locals are in the crowds, many snapping photos and taking selfies.

Somalinog hasn’t bothered to join them, however. “The traffic is crazy,” she said. “It’s not worth it.”

Brett Steen flew from Oahu to the island of Hawaii with his parents, who are visiting from Florida, on a trip booked months ago. The volcano began erupting right before their arrival on the Big Island.

“It’s a bonus part of our trip,” Steen said. “We’re super excited to get out here.”

At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said many visitors know about Mauna Loa but aren’t aware that Kilauea, a smaller volcano, is also erupting – and that they can see both from multiple spots near the latter’s caldera.

“That hasn’t happened since 1984. It’s a really special time to be here,” Ferracane said.

The number of visitors to the park hasn’t increased since Mauna Loa’s eruption began late Sunday, but she expects it to rise late next week in line with normal seasonal patterns.
Saddle Road, which is outside the park, might not remain a prime viewing spot for long. The red-hot lava is creeping toward it.

Ken Hon, scientist in charge at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said the flow has “slowed considerably” and was a few kilometres south of the highway. At the current rate, he said, it could arrive later this week.

“We don’t really know which way the lava flow will ultimately go,” Hon said.

A blockage of the road would pose problems, especially for those who use it to commute from Hilo and other parts of the island’s east side, where housing is generally more affordable, to jobs on the west side, home to many of the larger beach resorts.

Unless some sort of bypass is constructed, commuters would need to take coastal routes to and from Kailua-Kona, adding at least an hour drive time each way.

Steve Solberg, general manager of Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa in Kailua-Kona, said many guests have headed up Saddle Road to see the eruption. Some people cancelled reservations at the resort because of the volcano, but those were snapped up by others wanting to see the eruption.

“So, it’s really kind of a wash at this point, but we expect it to be a very positive thing in the next week or so,” Solberg said.

He said that if Saddle Road is closed, the dozen or so employees who live in Hilo will be provided rooms at the resort during their five-day work week so they don’t have to make the long commute every day.

Gov. David Ige has issued an emergency proclamation to allow responders to arrive quickly or limit access as needed. If lava does cross the highway, the Hawaii National Guard can help plan for alternatives and try to set up bypass routes, the governor said.

Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984. The current eruption is its 34th since written record keeping began in 1843. Its smaller neighbour, Kilauea, has been erupting since September 2021.

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WELCOME TO THE GOOD LIFE

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If your clients are looking for luxury, they’ll find it in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Cosmopolitan dining and nightlife, world-class hotels and resorts, thriving arts and culture – it’s all part of the Greater Fort Lauderdale experience. But unlike other luxury destinations in South Florida, this region still has an unpretentious, laid-back vibe and ease of getting around. In fact, the destination is renowned as the most welcoming destination in the world and is dedicated to inclusivity and accessibility for all visitors, inviting everyone under the sun to enjoy the good life in its 31 diverse communities and golden beaches that span 38 kilometers.

One-of-a-Kind Luxury at Celebrated Hotels and Resorts

Unrivalled accommodations await, from the relaxing ambiance of an award-winning beachfront resort such as Pelican Grand Beach Resort or Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort to the glamorous revelry of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood. Signature spa treatments, private poolside cabanas and breathtaking oceanside views are just a few of the exclusive luxuries.

World-Class Spas

Greater Fort Lauderdale offers numerous ways for your clients to pamper themselves and be revitalized in mind, body, and spirit, from ultra-modern spas in the European tradition to wellness centers offering holistic remedies for stress and pain relief. Many resorts offer full-service spas onsite, like the aptly named Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, which is currently #1 of 79 listings on TripAdvisor for Spas & Wellness in the region. The many exceptional resort spas include The Spa at Auberge Beach, home to a zero-gravity vibrational lounge and other progressive wellness offerings. You’ll also discover plenty of day spas and medical facilities that offer medical services in a therapeutic setting and provide accommodations resources for patients and their traveling companions.

 Traveling in Style, by Land, Sea or Air

The region is ready to accommodate all of your clients’ transportation needs, whether they want to explore by yacht from one of the area’s many charters such as Denison Yacht & Superyacht Charters or take a private helicopter tour with Florida Coast to Coast Helicopters, Inc. They’ll enjoy the convenience of FLL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport) or the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, the preferred South Florida destination for private air travel. There are also options for the meticulous service of a personal concierge, such as Royal Airport Concierge, whose experienced VIP staff ensures a smooth travel experience.

Moments to Savour

Here your clients can indulge in creative sensations from award-winning chefs, from tasting the rarest caviar in the world at Marky’s Caviar Lounge to enjoying sushi while cruising through shimmering canals on a gondola. Awe-inspiring experiences await to satisfy every culinary explorer’s appetite.

A Toast to the Good Life

Your clients will enjoy a nightlife scene unlike any other and join the glamorous revelry of rooftop bars at Rooftop @1WLO, Sparrow and The Easton. They can reserve their private party at the 901 Speakeasy (it only seats six guests at a time), featuring pop-up bartenders and themes, complete with a secret entrance.

Unforgettable Adventures

Your clients can dive into a fascinating underwater world with a private snorkeling or diving tour. Experience the thrill of top tournament play at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Enjoy rock star seating for a world-class concert or Florida Panthers game at FLA Live Arena. Or master the exhilarating art of flyboarding with Aqua Flight.

To learn more about Greater Fort Lauderdale’s exceptional offerings, become a Lauderdale Loyalist. When you join this free program, you’ll have access to ready-made sales presentations, promotional materials, insider tips and promotions, and much more. Register today at LauderdaleLoyalist.com and find even more helpful information at VisitLauderdale.com/Travel-Trade.

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Restaurant Le Royal Reopens at Raffles Hotel Le Royal

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Restaurant Le Royal Reopens at Raffles Hotel Le Royal - TOP25RESTAURANTS.comPhnom Penh, Cambodia, December 5, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Restaurant Le Royal, the acclaimed Khmer fine dining venue at the 90-year-old Raffles Hotel Le Royal in the Cambodian capital, has relaunched following an inspired refurbishment.

The restaurant’s new menu continues to spotlight authentic Royal Khmer cuisine alongside modern Khmer gastronomy whose offerings will be updated monthly. Restaurant Le Royal’s elegant and sophisticated interior features beautiful original artwork amid gleaming white walls and a bank of arched windows overlooking a lush courtyard.

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For its reopening, the Royal Khmer menu at Restaurant Le Royal includes the following dishes, among others: Nhoam Svay (green mango salad with grilled prawns, Nuoc Mam sauce and peanuts); Phlea Trey Tonle (marinated bar fish cured with lime, lemongrass and a homemade spice mixture); Kd’arm Trung Kroeung Stuffed Crab (crab shell, coriander root, dried chili and fresh herbs); Takeo River Lobster Amok (served in young coconut with steamed rice); and for dessert Chek Chhoeng Skar (pan-fried caramelized banana with orange sauce) and Num Khmer Bai Mouk (a trio of Khmer sweets: sticky rice, taro cake and sweet potato).

The modern Khmer menu features Marinated Beef Carpaccio (cured with lime, chili and garlic, mixed fresh herbs, spiced foam); Kandal Province Pumpkin Soup (open foie gras ravioli, coconut cream); US Scallops, Amok Reduction (baby bok choy, river fish and curry cake); Seared Duck Breast (kale, garlic oyster sauce, organic rice); and Flambeed Banana (caramel banana mousse, crumble banana chips, sponge cake).

“Restaurant Le Royal offers an extraordinary dining experience with Royal Khmer recipes that have been handed down to Raffles Hotel Le Royal by decree from the royal palace. It’s an authentic, distinctive and truly memorable place,” said Executive Chef Martin Becquart.

Regarded as one of Cambodia’s finest restaurants, Restaurant Le Royal operates from Monday to Saturday (closed on Sundays) for dinner only from 6pm onward. A piano soloist serenades diners with traditional Cambodian classics from the golden era, and a regular sabrage ceremony is also featured.

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Voted the No. 1 hotel in Cambodia by readers of the US-based travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards in October, Raffles Hotel Le Royal originally opened in 1929. The hotel features 175 rooms and suites that underwent a full refurbishment as part of a meticulous one-year restoration project in 2019.

For reservations or inquiries about dining at Raffles Hotel Le Royal, please contact 023 981 888

ABOUT RAFFLES
Raffles Hotels & Resorts boasts an illustrious history and some of the most prestigious hotel addresses worldwide. In 1887, Raffles Singapore set the standard for luxury hospitality, introducing the world to private butlers, the Singapore Sling and its enduring, legendary service. Today, Raffles continues this tradition in leading cities and lavish resort locales, enchanting travellers with meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive. Connoisseurs of life choose Raffles, not merely for its aura of culture, beauty and gentility, but for the extraordinary way they feel when in residence with Raffles. Each Raffles, be it Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Warsaw, Jakarta or the Seychelles, serves as a venerated oasis where travellers arrive as guests, leave as friends and return as family. Raffles is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.

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The Reverie Saigon Transforms into a Winter Wonderland

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The Reverie Saigon Transforms into a Winter Wonderland - TRAVELINDEXHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 5, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Festive season at The Reverie Saigon this year promises enchantment and beauty, whimsy and spectacle, much as guests have come to expect from the bold and extravagant 286-room hotel that epitomizes the best of Italian design.

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Ice sculptures, crystal trees, polar bear doormen, and the “silver castle of the Snow Queen” all help bring the hotel’s winter wonderland theme to life. Meanwhile, a selection of extraordinary culinary events is on offer, from traditional French favorites at Café Cardinal to Cantonese cuisine at The Royal Pavilion and Michelin-star-caliber Italian fine dining at Da Vittorio Saigon.

With its signature French flair, Café Cardinal will host a number of exclusive dining events this holiday season, including a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner, a classic Christmas Day brunch, a New Year’s Eve countdown celebration, and a New Year’s Day brunch, in addition to a special festive season menu available from Nov. 28-Dec. 30 (excluding Dec. 24-25).

An exquisite six-course special Cantonese dinner will be on offer at The Royal Pavilion for Christmas and New Year’s (served between Dec. 20 and Jan. 2, 2023). The menu includes lobster fruit salad, pan-seared lamb chop, rice with baked stuffed crab shell with crab meat and seafood, and chilled bird’s nest pudding, among other dishes.

The exclusive festive season menu at Da Vittorio Saigon has been crafted for the true gourmand. The eight-course degustation menu spotlights Italian fine dining at its very best, with dishes such as pan-seared Rougie’ foie gras, handmade tortellini, and butter-poached Canadian lobster. This special menu is available only on Dec. 24, 25 and 31.

Ring in the New Year in style at The Long @ Times Square and experience Ho Chi Minh City’s most spectacular fireworks display. Terrace seating can be reserved at The Long @ Times Square from 7pm to midnight, with a minimum order required per person.

Other highlights from this year’s festive season program at The Reverie Saigon include:

  • A Festive Feast at Home. The Reverie Saigon’s takeaway menu features whole roasted turkey, Australian rib eye steak and side dishes such as rocket and goat cheese salad, roast potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce, pumpkin crumble pie and more.
  • Holiday High Tea. Throughout the holiday season, Café Cardinal will serve a special afternoon tea from 2pm to 5pm daily including delicacies from across Europe and an array of teas from around the world, or sparkling wine and Champagne.
  • Hampers: The Gift of Giving. The Reverie Saigon has specially curated three different hampers full of luxurious and indulgent treats that will make an ideal gift for family, friends or colleagues. Each hamper is embossed with The Reverie Saigon’s signature peacock feather, representing prosperity, wealth and good fortune for the year ahead.
  • Boutique Treats. Festive-themed cakes and pastries including gingerbread houses, traditional Yule log cakes, Panettone, fruit cake and more are available from Nov. 28.
  • Spa Festive Promotion. The Spa at The Reverie Saigon has introduced several exclusive treatments and special offers in December. Book a 90-minute body massage from Monday to Thursday between 10:30am and 2pm and receive an additional 15 minutes. Or enjoy a complimentary spa hair treatment or energizing neck and shoulder massage with a 60-minute ILA facial therapy booking. Or enjoy a complimentary mineral moor mud foot wrap with a 60-minute lava relaxing foot massage booking.

To book culinary experiences, please call +84 (0) 28 3823 6688

About The Reverie Saigon
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Reverie Saigon offers a truly astonishing hotel experience – showcasing extravagant, unapologetic European opulence in a storied Asian setting. The dazzling hotel features 286 rooms and suites alongside 89 residential-style suites, all of which are among the largest in the city and feature incomparable views of the Saigon River and the city skyline.

Renowned Italian brands furnished the rooms and suites and set the ambiance with exquisite and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind pieces. The property features five distinctive food and beverage outlets, a 1,200-square-metre spa & fitness centre, an expansive outdoor swimming pool and a range of versatile function spaces. In addition, guests have a fleet of over a dozen luxury automobiles at their disposal as well as exclusive access to the hotel’s very own yacht.

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The Reverie Saigon is located in the 164-metre-tall Times Square Building, a mixed-use development that includes eight stories of premium office space and the showrooms of some of the same high-end Italian furniture brands whose pieces are featured throughout the hotel.

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Festive Celebrations at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

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Festive Celebrations At Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit - TRAVELINDEXCarlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit rolls out a host of festive promotions to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year 2023.

The Final Countdown
Venue: Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar
31 December l 8:00 pm – 1:00 am

Celebrate your final countdown and bid farewell to the year. Head up to Cooling Tower for a night of rooftop fun and music.

Enjoy s Live band and Live DJ performances to provide the beats and rhythm. Plus a lucky draw!

Regular Price: THB 2,023++ for admission per person inclusive of 2 adult beverages
Premium Table Price: THB 10,000++ for a table of 2 persons inclusive of a bottle of Chandon Brut sparkling wine.

The regular CT menu is available from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, however Happy Hour will not be available.
Guests are required to make way for confirmed bookings for our Final Countdown party by 7:00 pm.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact 02 090 7888

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Avana Retreat Opens Mountainside Yoga & Meditation Center

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Hanoi, Vietnam, December 5, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / While the practices of yoga and meditation invite us to journey inwards, Avana Retreat is stimulating the expedition with jaw-dropping panoramas of some of Vietnam’s most spectacular mountain scenery.

Opened in November, the H’mong Cottage is perched 450 meters above sea level and drinks in rolling hills dressed in tiered rice paddies, bamboo groves and verdant forest.

The name pays tribute to the design inspiration, the local H’mong community, and the new center is based on the wooden cottages, with thatched palm-leaf roofs, that are scattered across the steep terraced fields. The H’mong believe that the hills, valleys, and wind all have individual spirits, and their cottages reflect their connection to the natural environment, where they stay as they tend to their crops.

Sliding walls, with floor-to-ceiling glass panels, have been added so the view can still be enjoyed during cooler months. During warmer seasons the panels slide back to allow for natural air conditioning.

“We wanted to provide more opportunities for guests to relax, unwind, and enjoy wellness practices that help mitigate the stresses of everyday life, while also enjoying one of the biggest health tonics we offer here – our unparalleled lush landscape,” said Mr. Vu Huy, founder of Avana Retreat.

Sessions at the new center are complimentary to guests, with advance reservations required, and follow the schedule below:

  • Hatha Yoga: Daily from 7 – 8 am
  • Yin Yoga: Every Saturday and Sunday from 8:15 – 9:15 am
  • Singing Bowl Meditation: Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 10:00 – 10:45 am
  • Sleeping Meditation: Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Guests can also book private sessions, for an additional fee.

Avana Retreat consists of 36 spacious villas with indigenous design spread over 15-hectares of jungled mountainside and terraced rice fields. The heart of the resort is an untouched waterfall, which inspired the whole property when the retreat’s founder came across it while hiking over a decade ago. The property is a 3.5-hour drive from Hanoi.

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Amadeus and Pattern Expand Partnership

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As travel continues on its road to recovery, some uncertainly remains, and therefore it’s important travelers protect their upcoming trips against any unplanned disruptions. To provide more peace of mind to travel agents and their customers in the UK, global travel technology leader Amadeus, and global InsurTech MGA Pattern Insurance, have partnered once again to provide seamless insurance options.

This latest innovation allows travel agents to introduce insurance proposals from Pattern through the Amadeus Selling Platform. When a traveler confirms they are interested in obtaining insurance during the booking process, the agent can then trigger a process that provides relevant opt-in coverage for the trip directly to the traveler. The customer can then decide the products they wish to purchase, all on their preferred device.

The fully integrated process is intuitive, straight forward to use, and allows the travel agent to provide a seamless and enhanced level of customer service to support revenue growth.

Peter Altmann, Vice President of Mobility and Travel Protection, Hospitality, Amadeus, said, “Building on our partnership with Pattern since 2020, I am very pleased to offer this unique solution for travel agents in the UK. Putting choice in the hands of travelers to purchase the Pattern insurance services they want most is an important step in offering better end-to-end service.”

Noam Shapira, President and Co-Founder of Pattern, added, “For a long time selling insurance as a brick and mortar or a phone-based travel agency was very hard. Now, thanks to the Amadeus platform, travel agents can more easily introduce insurance to their customers. This is done in alignment with the very strong regulatory demands in the UK. The products that are provided to customers are hassle free and some of the best in the market.”

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How an Island Nation is a Blueprint for Food Waste Reduction

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How an Island Nation is a Blueprint for Food Waste Reduction - TRAVELINDEXYou may know the small island of Mauritius, located off the eastern coast of Africa, for its vibrant and growing tourist destinations. What you may not know is that Mauritius is also the case study for the Fight against Food Waste in the Indian Ocean.

In 2021, through a program titled “Zero Food Waste Mauritius” engineered by the UN-awarded LightBlue Consulting, it was discovered that by combining capacity building, food waste tracking through FIT (Food Intel Tech technology), data analysis and the implementation of a certification process, a positive impact could be created on food waste, on adopters’ own financial performance, and in encouraging circular systems.

These actions led to:

  • 43% average reduction in food waste/cover
  • 62,566 Kg of food not being wasted, therefore 125,132 meals saved
  • $209,717 saved
  • 156.4 Tons of CO2 Emissions prevented

All in 9 months.

“We’re onto something,” Jeremy de Fombelle stated. As General Manager at the LUX Le Morne, he and his team oversaw 16,000 Kg of Food Saved and 40,000 Kg of CO2e reduced, which paved the path for LUX Le Morne to achieve The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste All-Star-100% certification.

De Fombelle is not alone on this crisis and the hospitality industry is seeing the winds change in the public consciousness. Krishna Sanmuthiya, Resident Manager from the Preskil Island Resort, has advocated for the holistic approach all the participating hotels have adopted. That also includes training personnel, hosting regular Food Lovers Committees, and sharing posters to make food waste awareness an important part of their kitchen day to day operations.

“We are convinced that our highlighted actions will enable us to reduce food waste at Preskil Hotel,” Mr. Sanmuthiya said, with Preskil Island Resort Mauritius saving 6,400 Kg of Food, reduce 16,000 Kg of CO2e, and thus earning The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste Certified-Silver-89%.

The Mauritius Project isn’t alone in this movement against food waste. Most recently, LightBlue undertook the Hyatt Project, involving eight different hotels under the Hyatt Hotels Corporation in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), which led to:

  • 36% average reduction in food waste/cover
  • 49,020 Kg of food not being wasted, therefore 98,041 meals saved
  • $241,170 saved
  • 122.5 Tons of CO2 Emissions prevented

This project took place within a shorter time frame of four months.

From these two ambitious projects alone, we can see that seismic impacts can be made when actionable plans, guidance, technical training, and practical tools are implemented. Whether on a small island nation, across APAC, or beyond, the mounting food waste crisis doesn’t have to be accepted as the status quo.

And it all traces back to Mauritius. Mickaël Apaya, Head of Sustainability & Inclusive Growth at the Business Mauritius held a forward-looking perspective for Mauritius and beyond. “Our goal is to become a case study for other countries and destinations to follow suit.”

In late September 2022, the BDO (Mauritius) announced a partnership with LightBlue Consulting. “We clearly see the need for a structured approach to food waste prevention that helps restaurants and hotels cut significantly on costs,” said Pamela Leste, Senior Manager- Economic, Market Analysis & Sustainability and an accredited consultant for The PLEDGETM on Food Waste, “[It’s] also a fantastic tool to recognize the personnel’s efforts and show customers that adopters really care about the future of our island.”

With such clear results and actions taken, it is undeniable that Food Waste is a Choice.

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Light Up Your New Year’s Eve with the “Neon Tokyo Countdown Party”

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Light Up Your New Year’s Eve with the "Neon Tokyo Countdown Party" - TRAVELINDEX - MARRIOTT MARQUIS BANGKOKBangkok, Thailand, December 5, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / ABar Rooftop, the dramatic top-floor bar at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, is inviting guests to celebrate the end of 2022 in style with a sparkling alfresco New Year’s Eve party on the 38th floor, overlooking the city streets.

The “Neon Tokyo Countdown Party” will immerse guests in a bright and vibrant atmosphere that transports the senses to the streets of Japan’s captivating capital city. Starting at 21.00 hrs. Revelers will be invited to gather at our stylish rooftop bar and enjoy amazing entertainment, and premium beverages pass around throughout the event.

Get funky with a live “DJ Mizuyo”, a Japanese DJ from Yokohama City who will spin upbeat tunes as guests dance the night away, celebrate the end of 2022, and ring in the New Year, full of promise and possibilities.

The “Neon Tokyo Countdown Party” will be hosted on 31st December 2022, starting from 21.00 – 01.00 hrs. The entrance fee is starting from THB 5,000 net per person, including free-flow soft drinks, beer, wine, and spirits.

  • THB 5,000 net per person (standing)
  • THB 14,000 net per table (up to 2 people, standing), including 1 bottle of sparkling wine
  • THB 16,000 net per table (up to 2 people, seated), including 1 bottle of Champagne
  • THB 30,000 net per table (up to 4 people, seated), including 2 bottles of Champagne
  • THB 60,000 net per VIP sofa table (up to 6 people, seated), including 4 bottles of Champagne
  • THB 80,000 net per VVIP sofa table (up to 10 people, seated – front section), including 1 Jeroboam (3-liter bottle) of Champagne

Early bird tickets will be available from 15th November 2022 onwards via the Megatix: Megatix – Neon Tokyo Countdown Party at ABar Rooftop

For more information about our New Year’s Eve countdown party and to book your enchanting evening at ABar Rooftop, please call +66 (0) 2 059 5999

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