Our Favorite Places: The Bloomsbury In London, A Boutique Hotel In The Doyle Collection

When you book a business trip or luxury vacation with CIRE, we want you to discover the hidden gems in your destination, but half the trouble is knowing where to look! That’s where our amazing partners come in. Meet the team at The Bloomsbury in London. They will make sure your experience goes above and beyond your typical tourist itinerary, with insider recommendations and personalized experiences. After all, there’s nothing better than feeling right at home, even when you’re exploring around the world.

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Travel Market Report Highlights Eric Hrubant’s Plan to Take CIRE Travel to the $50 Million Sales Mark by 2025

With 20 years in the travel industry and seven years as CIRE Travel’s owner, Eric Hrubant’s approach to service and his business mindset has led to a 30% organic sales growth over the years. How he’s planning to reach the $50 million mark by 2025 is a whole other level of commitment that’s going to take his and his team’s continued focus on building supplier relationships, smart and savvy promotion, marketing and social media, and perhaps a few more acquisitions like Eric’s original one—CIRE Travel.

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Travel Agent Central Names CIRE Travel’s Esther Klijn a 30Under30 Winner

Esther is the epitome of travel agents who are rising stars in the travel industry. Eric Hrubant saw her passion for travel and immersive experiences when he invited her to join CIRE Travel. Our clients see it when she shares her firsthand travel experiences with them to design their incredible, personalized journeys. And, now the world knows it since Travel Agent Central has named Esther one of the 30Under30 winners who represent the next generation of agents who discover new places to go and new ways to connect with travelers.

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Renowned Travel Expert Addresses the Elephants in the Room About Travel Advisors

We’re often asked if travel agents still exist. Those asking are those who believe that the internet has turned travel planning into a do-it-yourself venture. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. What keeps travelers from using a travel planner? Renowned travel expert, social media influencer and CIRE friend, Jean Newman Glock wrote an eye-opening article that dispels the myths about using a travel agent.

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CIRE Travel Shares the Best Asian Vacation Destinations with The Zoe Report

Next addition to the bucket list: Asia! From buzzing city nights to ancient temples and tropical islands, Asia is becoming a hot spot for every type of traveler. Yes, that means you, too!  The Zoe Report reached out to CIRE Travel’s staff of experts to help travelers see why Asia should be on the top of the bucket list (if it isn’t already).

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Five Things I Wish I Knew About Going to Africa Before I Went

By Esther Klijn

1. How to Dress for Victoria Falls
Whether it’s the wet or the dry season and the Zambezi River is running high or low, you will get drenched at Victoria Falls. I visited in the dry season under the impression that I would not get soaked. I could not have been more wrong. When visiting Victoria Falls, I highly recommend:

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“You Just Have to Go and See [Africa] for Yourself”

By Esther Klijn

I left my heart in Hwange National Park and the private Linkwasha concession. Between the guides, the location and the whole experience, they instilled something in me that I cannot put into words and can only say that you just have to go and see for yourself.

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Time Magazine Features CIRE Travel Experts on Ways to Travel on a Budget

When it comes to planning your oh-so-needed vacation, there is a fine line between over budgeting and not budgeting enough. Whether you like to have a set itinerary or you prefer to see where the road takes you each day, pre-vacation budgeting frustration is real.

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Banyan Tree Seychelles: Relax, Unwind and Dream in Tropical Technicolor

The real-life paradise of Seychelles is everything you imagine it to be. Swaying palms, tropical forests and glorious beaches greet you. Spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and native Takamaka trees are part of the unspoiled beauty of the islands. Perfectly located in Intendance Bay is Banyan Tree Seychelles luxury resort. Certainly, Seychelles is everything we dream paradise to be.

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Celebrity or Not, Robyn Panaccione Ensures Travelers Receive A-List Treatment 

For the past 30 years, Robyn Panaccione has worked as a travel advisor, specializing in corporate travel for media and advertising. Before joining CIRE as our corporate and entertainment travel manager, Robyn worked most recently for Condé Nast for 18 years where she managed celebrity and entertainment travel for Vanity Fair Oscar parties, GQ’s Men of the Year awards, Glamour’s Women of the Year summit, Golf Digest Masters’ events, Bon Appetit’s Vegas Uncork’d, Vogue magazine cover shoots and the Met Gala, to name a few.

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