Luxury travel by its nature defines new boundaries, expectations and experiences. As the Authority for Luxury Travel, Island Destinations is dedicated to helping leading travel professionals meet their discerning clients' needs. To that end, we are proud and excited to announce the addition of Dubai and the Maldives to the 2007 Travelers Collection. These enticing destinations offer the ultimate in exotica and define service standards for the rest of the world.
Our carefully selected list of four properties in Dubai and seven fabulous resorts in the Maldives, offering some of the world's most stunning "over water" accommodations, will excite even the most experienced jetsetter. We are confident these resorts will be featured prominently on luxury travel addicts' "must go" lists. Your clients will not be disappointed.
Along with these additions, Island Destinations also expands its list of faraway special places, adding to our well-established programs in French Polynesia and Fiji.
Of course, we continue to also feature the best resorts in all warm weather luxury destinations readily accessible from the USA: Mexico, Hawai'i, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. We aim to provide one-stop shopping with the highest levels of personal service in the country, serving all of your clients' luxury leisure travel needs.
To help you make the best choices for your clients, each year our "Travel Agent Choice Awards" honor select hotels in different categories — spa, culinary excellence and service, to name a few.
You will find the recipients highlighted throughout these pages and will note your choice of Grace Bay Club in the Turks and Caicos as Resort of the Year. From the quality of the accommodations to the exacting levels of service, this resort has quickly secured its reputation for excellence.
The owners and manager are dedicated to perfection, and they even founded a hotel school to ensure their exacting standards would be met. Also, I am pleased to select Eden Rock on St. Barthélemy as recipient for 2007 of Island Destinations President's Award for the Most Exciting New Destination in Luxury Travel.
Eden Rock, a perennial favorite and luxury leader over the years, has been completely remodeled and expanded with eclectically styled accommodation and new beachfront villas, while maintaining its enticing charm, superb cuisine and outstanding levels of service. This is our twenty-third year, and Island
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