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April 21, 2010 14:37 ET

Dive Into Fairmont's Global Explorer Series

- New experiential packages encourage travelers to get their hair wet -

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is pleased to present three new travel packages in the Global Explorer Series, offered with the National Geographic Society as part of the brand's commitment to responsible tourism and the environment. The series, in its second year, gives guests unique opportunities to engage with National Geographic experts in a range of activities from guided tours of cultural landmarks to fly-fishing and safari excursions. Guests discover rich experiences that bring the world's most spectacular destinations closer than ever.

The latest additions to the Global Explorer Series will include experts on the waters of the world. Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and fresh water in lakes and rivers cover another one percent. Fairmont believes that if you're not getting underwater, you're missing out on a whole lot of action. Read below to learn how travelers can jump in and join some of world's leading marine biologists and conservationists for private tours, expeditions and once-in-a-lifetime moments.

For more information and reservations, please visit www.fairmont.com/globalexplorer.

  • Slip into the Cenotes – June 4-8, 2010. One of the world's leading environmental anthropologists, underwater cave expert Dr. Kenny Broad will lead a snorkeling expedition through the freshwater jungles of the Mayan Cenotes. Join us at the AAA 5-Diamond Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya with VIP passes to Dr. Broad's conference and bird watching tour. Guests may also explore the expansive grounds of the Fairmont Mayakoba by bike and visit the World Heritage and UNESCO site Sian Ka'an, where they will be treated to a lunch prepared by the Mayan community. Spend four nights in a Fairmont room; enjoy a $200 USD food and beverage credit; receive complimentary airport transfers, transportation to Sian Ka'an, a handcrafted Mayan welcome gift and a farewell souvenir. Snorkeling equipment and transportation to the site also provided. Rates begin at $469 USD per night.

  • Paddle through Pauoa Bay June 25-27, 2010. Dr. Kenny Broad heads to The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii, one of the most stunning settings in the Pacific Ocean. Dr. Broad will lead a two-day Hawaiian Exploration complete with snorkel adventures, underwater photography and presentations from his underwater expeditions. Package includes luxurious nightly accommodation, welcome reception; daily breakfast for two, and Fun & Sun Activity Passes for a variety of beach and cultural activities at the 32-acre oceanfront resort. Rates begin at $399 USD per night.

  • Diving with "Her Deepness" – August 12-16, 2010. Join legendary oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle, named "Her Deepness" by the New Yorker and the New York Times, at the AAA 5-Diamond Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya. A private cocktail reception with Dr. Earle will mark the start of an unforgettable holiday. Enjoy four nights in a Fairmont Room and receive VIP access to Dr. Earle's conference and Q&A session. The action-packed agenda includes a scuba diving expedition* (inclusive of equipment and transportation), a bird-watching boat trip, a bicycle tour and a one day visit to the World Heritage and UNESCO site Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve accompanied by a Mayan guide where guests will walk through the largest coastal Mayan archaeological site, take a boat ride, and go for an easy swim in the river. Package includes a $200 USD food and beverage credit; complimentary airport transfers, a handcrafted Mayan welcome gift and a farewell souvenir. Rates begin at $469 USD per night. * Scuba diving is exclusive for certified divers.

In addition to these summer adventures, Fairmont will introduce more Global Explorer packages later in the year. Upcoming destinations will include Fairmont Singapore and Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg.

Fairmont President's Club members continue to enjoy savings on National Geographic Society publications and merchandise. To learn more, please visit www.fairmont.com/ngs. The brand's exclusive guest recognition program, Fairmont President's Club provides frequent guests with special benefits and privileges designed to reflect individual travel preferences and offer an enhanced level of service including private check-in, complimentary high-speed Internet access, Fairmont Fit, and exclusive vacation offerings. Guests can enroll at time of booking, or online at www.fairmont.com/fpc.

All packages are subject to availability, exclude taxes and resort fees and are based on double occupancy. For reservations, please visit www.fairmont.com, call 1-800-441-1414 or contact your local travel professional.


The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 375 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; school publishing programs; live events; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 9,200 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information on the National Geographic Society and to support its mission of inspiring people to care about the planet, please visit www.nationalgeographic.com/donate.


With over 60 distinctive hotels, including the iconic Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, and more in development, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality brand known for its warm and engaging service and culturally rich experiences. Located in coveted worldwide destinations, its unrivalled collection of classic hotels imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication, and social importance, and are often considered destinations in and of themselves. Fairmont is also committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 95 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

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