Unique Family Travel is a bespoke & multi dimensional travel portal that specializes in luxury holidays for families and solo travelers visiting unique destinations while staying at the most amazing hotels around the globe. In this podcast series we chat to hoteliers and visionaries with a focus on sustainable travel. Plus we will introduce you to travelers who share not only their unique travel experiences but tips on how they travel and manage to work remotely. Find out more about Unique Family Travels on www.uniquefamilytravels.com
Today's show is a little different, my guest is going to take us on an adventure through the Sahara Desert, the mountains of Oman and ending up in the desert of Dubai. I am joined by ultra marathon runner Akbar Naqvi who is also the Founder of fintech company Zasar Holding and the co founder of the ZB Foundation, plus he is also my husband!
On the 28th August 2020 he ran 200k in the Dubai Desert in scorching heat with temperatures hitting 43 degrees completing his own personal challenge in 43 hours to raise awareness for our late daughter Zahra and our charity in her name The ZB Foundation.
Turn up the volume in your car or grab yourself a coffee sit back and enjoy the adventure - we get a little raw and personal but to be honest, thats who we are and this journey that we are on is our own unique family adventure...
Multi-award wining Iconic Santorini is a distinctive cave hotel located on the magical island of Santorini. The spectacular hillside setting is literally carved from the volcanic wall offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea. With a blue and white colour scheme this is your quintessential Santorini postcard. Today I’m so excited to talk more about this marvelous retreat and joining me to do just that is the General Manager Marcela Alfaya.
Four Seasons Resorts needs no introduction, a globally loved brand that oozes luxury, sophistication and privacy. Today I am joined by Khaled Al-Idrissi, the Regional Director of Sales, at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts who is going to introduce a new arm to the Four Seasons portfolio, a concept that I guarantee will you reaching for your passport.
Accor is a French multinational hospitality company that owns, manages and franchises hotels, resorts and vacation properties. It is the single largest hospitality company in Europe, and the sixth largest worldwide. Accor operates in 100 countries, with more than 4,800 hotels including luxury brands such as Raffles Hotel, Banyan Tree, Fairmont, Sofitel, Angsana. Today I chat to Ludivine Zangerlé who is the Regional Director of Luxury Sales Middle East, India & Russia.
Belmond Safaris are all located in Botswana in the waterways of the Okavango Delta River, which is a UNESCO heritage site. With three stunning lodges each offering something unique and special to its guests. In this episode I am joined by Cindy Boshoff who is the Director of Sales & Marketing to explain more about the Belmond Safari experience.
The beautiful colonial St Regis Mauritius is set on the islands most stunning and sheltered stretches of white beaches on the south west tip with the amazing dramatic back drop of Le Morne Brabant. Im joined by Director of Sales, Jean Francois Richard to chat about how the Mauritian government has managed to control the current Covid pandemic and how the hotel is providing its guests with complete peace of mind.
The award-winning Six Senses Zighy Bay beach resort in Oman is not just remote, it's like nowhere you've seen before, cradled by craggy mountains nestled in the opal blue waters of the Musandam's fjords. I chat to General Manager, Aaron McGrath about the luxury all villa resorts sustainability and eco friendly ethos.
I chat to Chrissie Lincoln, Director of Sales, Swire Hotels - The House Collective is a refined and unique group of luxury hotels with 4 properties within the Asia portfolio The Middle House, which is In Shanghai, The Temple House – located in Chendgu, The Upper House with a beautiful location in Hong Kong and The Opposite House in Beijing. Each of these spellbinding properties showcases a perspective on different aspects of China’s vibrant culture.
Travel Industry Expert Jacqueline Campbell is the Managing Director of The Travel Collection, assisting bespoke luxury hotels and travel companies, to grow their brand by increasing their bookings & business from the GCC region. With 19 years experience Jacqueline shares her thoughts on traveling once travel bans are lifted and countries re-open for tourism.
Visit The Travel Collection - https://www.ttc.ae/
On todays show I chat to Middle Eastern Travel You Tuber – Haifa. She has over 800,000 subscribers on her channel with videos receiving over 3 million views and she has 600k followers on her IG – @flywithhaifa
Haifa always provides her audience with an authentic and raw insight into her Middle Eastern lifestyle - she challenges boundaries, whether they are social, geographical or cultural.
Watch Sterotype World video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6oAGLPDSjw
I chat to Asni Muharam, Director of Sales, South East Asia for the luxury hospitality brand Belmond. We chat how South East Asia are dealing with Covid-19 and when the travel restrictions are lifted, La Résidence d'Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia should be a property you consider visiting.