Arts & Leisure: The Trip Of A Lifetime, Everytime

Arts & Leisure wrapped up its North America sales mission in Toronto late last week (March 9) welcoming about 90 travel advisors to a presentation and dinner at Casa Loma.

Telling advisors that the evening “means a great deal to us,” Adriana Borghese, founder and owner of Arts & Leisure, observed that the pandemic has proven that “our industry is resilient … that it’s stronger than anything else,” before adding: “Travel will never die.”

In fact, the company was very active during the pandemic, hiring Pat Lista as its vice-president, product & growth and he created a new collection of product and programs in the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States that features luxury villas, yachts and a whole lot more.

Borghese said that Arts & Leisure took advantage of that ‘pandemic time’ to get ready and offer more than Europe to its clients.

Arts & Leisure – which will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 23, 2023 — revamped its website during that time and rebranded the company as Arts & Leisure.

Hotels represented at the event included: the Royal Hotel Sanremo, Sanremo; the Regina Isabella Resort & Spa, Ischia; Palazzo Giovanelli, Venice; the Palazzo Leopoldo, Radda in Chianti; the Palazzo San Lorenzo Hotel & Spa, Colle di Val D’Elsa; the Relais Della Rovere, Colle di Val D’Elsa; The Palms, Turks & Caicos; The Sands at Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos; The Shore Club Resort & Villas, Turks & Caicos; Palazzo San Lorenzo, Venice; Hotel Palazzo Priuli, Venice; Simple Charm Locanda Leon Bianco, Venice; Simple Charm Palazzo Bembo, Venice; Rivoli Boutique Hotel, Florence; Douro Royal Valley Hotel & Spa, Douro; Douro Palace Hotel & Spa, Douro; Porto Royal Bridges, Porto; and Hotel Mediterraneo, Sorrento.

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