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Chartright Air Group announces two new Bombardier aircraft have joined Chartright fleet

TORONTO, Ontario -- Chartright Air Group announced that the Global 5500 and Challenger 650 by Bombardier joined their fleet based at Toronto Pearson International Airport. With over 30 years of Aircraft Management experience and fleet numbering more than 50 aircraft, Chartright Air Group acquired the international recognition, as a leading Canadian business transportation provider.

* Global 5500 and 650 will be managed by a leading Canadian aircraft services provider, Chartright Air Group

* World reach aircraft with the lowest direct operating cost provide optimum travel solutions in business aviation

* Both Canadian flagship brands continue collaboration on delivering the best experience to Canadian Travelers

Transcontinental aircraft have an impressive performance and the lowest direct operating cost to provide optimum travel solutions for business aviation travelers. The Challenger 650 is the best-selling large aircraft that offers ultimate value, a smooth ride and reliability. The Global 5500, on the other hand, famous for its leading-edge wing technology, refined interior design and agility, brings a new "home-like" comfort for non-stop travel from Toronto to many destinations Worldwide.

"New additions to the existing Chartright fleet will help us meet demand in the business jet market," said Adam Keller, President, Chartright Air Group. "The global business travel undergoes a moderate growth in 2021, a positive trend comparing to the previous year. With Covid-19, travel patterns have been changed. The combination of business and leisure travel with a flexible work created the environment for on-demand travel growth. The team at Chartright is delighted to welcome new aircraft built by Bombardier, as part of the managed fleet. For our clients it will be a great opportunity to fly privately to many destinations on the best business jets in their class."

A successful collaboration between two Canadian flagship companies continues. Earlier this year, Bombardier delivered two Global 7500 to Chartright Air Group that received positive feedback from Chartright's clients. It has proven to be a productive partnership that results in providing an ultimate experience to Canadian travelers.

About Chartright Air Group

For over 30 years Chartright has led the way in business aviation in Canada, evolving into one of the most trusted and innovative providers of business and private jet services in North America.

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Facebook-Recognized Entity Girls Who Travel Rebrands, Changes Name To Her Adventures

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Girls Who Travel, a popular women's travel group with over 81,000 members from over 100 countries, has undergone a rebranding. The popular group will now operate under the name Her Adventures. This change comes after Facebook recently selected the platform for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program.

Her Adventures developed a prominent reputation long before being recognized by Facebook. The platform is the first travel community for women dedicated to leveraging online resources to make travel accessible to all women regardless of access, ability, or privilege. During the pandemic, Her Adventures was the only digital travel group to launch a massive campaign that provided their global members with a safe way to travel via online experiences. Fueled by Facebook's funding and support, Her Adventures will expand its online services to provide additional travel-based resources and programming throughout the following year.

Being selected by Facebook for this particular program is a testament to this travel group's innovative and far-reaching effect. Arden Austin, the founder of Her Adventures, was selected as one of 131 Facebook Community Accelerator program recipients globally. This cohort was chosen from over 13,000 applicants based on demonstrated impact in the community and ability to scale to other markets.

"This rebrand marks a milestone in our organization to make travel and our community more inclusive. We believe that the future of travel begins here, with our mission of ensuring that everyone can explore the world and, in doing so, can become more empowered, empathetic, and open-minded," shared Arden Austin.

Her Adventures will provide the platform, tools, ideas, and resources to allow women from across the globe to experience travel as more than just an elite activity for those who can afford "passports and plane tickets." This continues the work of Girls Who Travel, which has mounted campaigns including gifts, postcards, language exchange programs, virtual tours to places like Chernobyl and Tokyo, online and in-person meetups, webinars with travel industry experts, a marketplace of travel products made by community members, and other fun avenues to explore, learn, grow and support others.

About Her Adventures

Her Adventures LLC is an international media company seeking to radically redefine travel to be an inclusive, sustainable, and empowering experience. The company strives to achieve this by providing curated content that gives all women the resources they need to explore the world regardless of access, ability, or privilege.

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Southwest Airlines Adds Daily Austin Flight: Expanded Service at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to Begin in March

AMARILLO, Texas -- Amarillo travelers will soon have extra options that feature the state capital as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new daily non-stop service to Austin.

The new expanded service to Austin begins March 10, 2022 to Austin Bergstrom International Airport. On Sundays through Mondays, the Austin flight will depart Amarillo at 6:10 a.m. and arrive in Austin at 7:30 a.m. The return flight will depart Austin at 7:55 p.m. and arrive in Amarillo at 9:20 p.m. On Saturdays, the flight will depart Amarillo at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in Austin at 12:23 p.m. The return flight will depart Austin at 12:25 p.m. and arrive in Amarillo at 1:50 p.m.

In addition to the new Austin non-stop service, Southwest Airlines is adding a fourth daily non-stop flight from Amarillo to Dallas Love Field beginning March 10, 2022. This additional flight returns Southwest's number of non-stops to Dallas Love Field to pre-pandemic levels.

"This is exciting for Amarillo, and a reason for celebration as the travel, business and entertainment opportunities for the city and the Texas Panhandle continue to grow," said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. "As the Amarillo economy continues to expand, diversify and strengthen, we value working with partners like Southwest Airlines to expand their opportunities and service in Amarillo."

"I can't tell you how excited we are to not only get the daily direct flight back between Amarillo and Austin, but on a non-stop basis," said Amarillo Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jason Harrison. "Austin is such a valuable destination, not only from a business standpoint and with our legislators convening there, but for personal travel into the heart of Texas and all that has to offer those from the Panhandle and the Tri-State area.

"Southwest Airlines continues to be an irreplaceable partner with our Taking Flight - Amarillo Initiative. We appreciate their continuing dedication in maintaining and returning flights to and from Amarillo back to pre-pandemic levels, and now beyond, with the new Austin service."

"We are looking forward to continuing to strengthen our intra-Texas routes, giving more Texans access to key destinations throughout the state and bringing more access to our growing network," said Dave Harvey, Vice President of Southwest Business for Southwest Airlines. "Whether traveling for business or leisure, the expanded service from Amarillo will allow travelers to more quickly reach the people and places important in their lives, while experiencing Southwest's famous hospitality."

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Greek American Author Releases New Memoir ‘Sophia’s Return’

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The new book by author Sophia Kouidou-Giles, "Sophia's Return: Uncovering My Mother's Past" (She Writes Press - September 7, 2021 - ISBN: 978-1647421717 | $16.95. E-ISBN: 978-1647421724 | $9.95) follows a daughter's journey to understand why her mother left their family home when the author was a seven-year-old child, without a good-bye or explanation.

Decades later Sophia travels back to Greece, determined to find her mother's grave and finally learn about the reasons for her parents' divorce. As she digs, she begins to realize how clashing cultures between her Greek-born mother and her father's early years in Turkey wreaked havoc on the marriage. Determined to unlock the true story, she interviews family members, all of whom are sympathetic but reluctant to disclose information. Finally, she hires an attorney to search for documents-and uncovers a story she never knew existed.

"In life's journey," said Kouidou-Giles, "it seems the unknowns of the past rule us more than the uncertain future, and sometimes the deceased influence us more than the living. It appears that time is not linear, the present is a false, precarious moment, where we endlessly strive to remain able to stand for ourselves."

Written with illuminating insights and a mature understanding of what forced her mother's decision to abandon their home, Sophia's compassionate, authentic recounting of her journey will encourage those who search for the truth to persist in seeking answers to life's unanswered questions.

About the Author

Sophia Kouidou-Giles, was born in Greece, and as a Fulbright grant recipient, she was educated in the USA. She holds a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. In her 34 year child welfare career, she served as a practitioner, educator, researcher and administrator publishing articles in Greek and English professional journals with a focus on child welfare services to abused/neglected children, and statewide responsibilities in child care licensing and adolescent services for youth in foster care in the State of Washington.

In recent years, her focus has shifted to writing non-fiction and poetry. Her Greek Language memoir, "Επιστροφή Στη Θεσσαλονίκη," published by Tyrfi Press in Greek, in 2019, is available in all Greek bookstores and in the US direct from the Author. Her poetry chapbook "Transitions and Passages" received recognition in a juried competition by the Contemporary Quilt Art when she worked in partnership with Deborah Gregory, an internationally known Quilt Artist.

In 2014, "Life on Egypt Street" placed 9th in the Fourth International short story competition and is published in an anthology entitled The Time Collection. Her writing has appeared in the following journals: Persimmon Tree, The Hellenic Voice, Assay, The Raven's Perch, The Blue Nib, The Writers and Readers Magazine. A member of AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) and IBRA (Independent Book Publishers Associations), she has collaborated with author groups in Seattle, Washington, where she resides. She travels often, always returning to Thessaloniki.

Sophia Kouidou-Giles is available for speaking engagements, literary events and interviews.

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Zootility Introduces Hover Shield For Travel, Designed To Fit Disposable Masks

PORTLAND, Maine -- Zootility, a design-driven US manufacturing company, announces a breakthrough innovation - the first travel eye shield, known as Hover Shield, that attaches to any disposable mask. Unlike any of its conventional bulky design predecessors, the nearly invisible Hover Shield provides an attractive solution for traveling, seasonal allergies, yard work, large public gatherings, institutional settings, and working in dusty environments.

Zootility's patent-pending loop hooking design allows the Hover Shield to be easily attached to any disposable mask with ear loops without applying any pressure to the face. The low-cost disposable shield was developed in part with support from the Maine Technology Institute (MTI).

The lightweight and transparent construction of the Hover Shield makes it barely noticeable. The Hover Shield seamlessly extends above any mask to cover the rest of the face. Other key features include universal attachment, adjustable angle, no straps and no pressure points design. Hover Shield also solves one of the biggest complaints wearers have with traditional face shields - fogging from their own warm exhalations. Hover Shield is available with an anti-fogging coating option.

"No one wants to wear a bulky eye shield when traveling. Hover Shield was created by travelers for travelers with comfort in mind and is perfect for air travel. Hover Shield deflects droplets from traveling directly into the eyes without obscuring the vision or adding the bulk that comes with conventional face shields. It basically just hovers there!" says Nate Barr, Founder of Zootility.

The product launch comes as more people worldwide are beginning to travel for the first time in a year amidst COVID numbers slowly increasing due to the highly virulent Delta variant. The CDC has long recommended eye protection in addition to a face mask whenever masking is required. Until now, there has not been a cost-effective solution for eye protection. The Hover Shield makes that recommendation easier to follow.

Visit Zootility's Kickstarter page to order your Hover Shield, meet the creators, and learn more about the product that is changing the way we travel:

Zootility designs, launches, and manufactures exciting functional everyday products that solve interesting problems using clever solutions, quality materials, and futuristic technology. For more information on Zootility, please visit


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Bombardier Delivers First Two Global 7500 Aircraft to Proud Canadian Customers

MONTREAL, Quebec -- Bombardier today announced that two of the industry-leading Global 7500 aircraft were handed over to two different Canadian customers, marking the first deliveries of the flagship business jet in Canada. Both aircraft will be managed and offered for charter by leading Canadian aircraft services provider, Chartright Air Group, and will be based at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

* Both aircraft will be managed by leading Canadian aircraft services provider, Chartright Air Group

* With a growing worldwide fleet numbering more than 50 aircraft, the Global 7500 aircraft continues to exceed expectations

* The superior performance, luxurious in-flight experience and signature smooth ride of this aircraft opens a new world of long-range travel possibilities for Canadian customers

With production ramped up and a growing worldwide fleet numbering more than 50 aircraft, the Global 7500 aircraft continues to exceed the market's expectations and reinforces its reputation as an entirely new class of business jet.

"As the Global 7500 business jet is assembled in Toronto and completed and delivered from Montreal, we are delighted that more Canadians will have the opportunity to share the enormous pride we feel at Bombardier when we witness this spectacular aircraft take to the skies," said Eric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier.

"Our Global 7500 aircraft continues to redefine long-distance business travel," said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Sales, New Aircraft, Bombardier. "The superior performance, luxurious in-flight experience and signature smooth ride of this aircraft will open a new world of long-range travel possibilities for Canadian customers, as it has done elsewhere in the world."

The Global 7500 aircraft has the largest, most luxurious cabin, the longest range and the smoothest ride of any business jet ever built. With a maximum range of 7,700 nautical miles, a top speed of Mach 0.925 and an unrivalled short-field performance, the aircraft can fly passengers from Toronto to Johannesburg and Montréal to Bangkok* non-stop while bringing a host of secondary destinations and demanding airfields within easy reach.

"There is a tremendous buzz around the Global 7500 business jet and for very good reason. This aircraft sets a new industry standard on virtually every level, and the team at Chartright is thrilled to be the first charter operator in Canada to welcome these prestigious aircraft as part of its managed fleet," said Adam Keller, President, Chartright Air Group. "With more customers turning to charter for convenience and peace of mind, we see nothing but a bright future ahead."

The aircraft's four spacious living areas, including a stateroom with an optional permanent bed and shower, are designed to deliver the ultimate in comfort and well-being over long-distance flights. Bombardier's patented Nuage seating collection provides revolutionary, deep-recline comfort, an exclusive Soleil lighting system helps to combat jet lag, Bombardier Pur Air, a sophisticated air purification and circulation system with an advanced HEPA filter, captures up to 99.99% of allergens, bacteria and viruses, and the cutting-edge Smooth Flex Wing minimizes the effects of turbulence for an incomparably smooth and restful ride.

About Chartright Air Group

For over 30 years Chartright has led the way in business aviation in Canada, evolving into one of the most trusted and innovative providers of business and private jet services in North America.

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About Bombardier

Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, creating innovative and game-changing planes. Our products and services provide world-class experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier is present in more than 12 countries including its production/engineering sites and its customer support network. The Corporation supports a worldwide fleet of more than 4,900 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments and private individuals.

News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier. Visit the Bombardier Business Aircraft website for more information on our industry-leading products and services.

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Say Goodbye to Receipt Headaches! AmTrav and Emburse Automate Travel Expenses

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- AmTrav, the one connected platform for business travel, and Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation, today announced the next evolution in their partnership with the launch of their automatic receipts integration. This cutting-edge integration automatically populates AmTrav travel expenses in clients' Emburse expense wallets to save travelers, expense preparers and expense administrators time, frustration and mistakes.

Traditional travel and expense integrations all have shortcomings that cause errors and create additional work for users. Booking data feeds often don't match up with actual payment data, credit card data feeds are delayed several days and don't include receipts or important expense details, email forwarding is unreliable, and manually entering expenses and uploading receipts is a time-consuming pain for users.

The automatic receipts integration solves these pains by enabling AmTrav to send 100% accurate expense data and receipt images from the AmTrav point of sale to users' Emburse expense wallets. Users can then add these complete travel expense items to an expense report with one click. This feed includes any travel changes made through AmTrav, automatically populating expense records for additional fare amounts, change penalties or refunds. Emburse users can also designate expense owners to receive expenses for specific travelers.

This new integration builds on AmTrav and Emburse's history of simplifying clients' travel and expense processes since 2013. Busy travelers and expense preparers are freed from tedious tasks like uploading receipts and entering receipt data for travel purchases and travel changes. Expense owners no longer need to remind travelers to forward receipt emails for expense report preparation. And expense administrators get reliable expense data straight from the AmTrav point of sale, saving those administrators time and frustration as travel expenses reliably reconcile with company credit card statements with fewer user or system errors.

"The word 'integration' gets thrown around a lot these days, but the one between AmTrav and Emburse is robust and real-time," said AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee. "Customers who pick AmTrav and Emburse can get a travel management platform that they'll love, paired with a world-class expense management system, tightly integrated so their travel expense data flows accurately from one to the other to save all users time and headache."

To learn more about how AmTrav and Emburse can make travel and expense management easier for your team, reach out to AmTrav or Emburse today.

About AmTrav Corporate Travel

AmTrav is a new kind of technology and services platform that's driving business travel into a bold new era. Our easy-to-use solution empowers travelers and travel bookers to be more productive. Companies of all sizes use AmTrav to book trips, find savings, set travel policies, manage payments and expenses, and keep their travelers safe. Travelers love AmTrav because our one connected platform provides a seamless experience across the travel ecosystem and our travel experts and relationship managers are always ready to help. More than 1000 businesses use AmTrav to go places, meet people, build meaningful connections, and get the most out of every trip. For more information on AmTrav visit, call us at 800-795-8371 or drop us a note.

About Emburse

Emburse humanizes work by empowering business travelers, finance professionals, and CFOs to eliminate manual, time-consuming tasks so they can focus on what matters most.

Emburse offers a growing portfolio of award-winning expense and AP automation solutions, including Emburse Abacus, Emburse Captio, Emburse Certify, Emburse Chrome River, Emburse Cards, Emburse Nexonia, Emburse SpringAhead and Emburse Tallie. Its innovative offerings are tailored to meet the unique needs of specific industries, company sizes, and geographies, and are trusted by more than 9 million users in more than 120 countries. Over 16,000 customers, from start-ups to global enterprises, including Boot Barn, Grant Thornton, Telefónica, Lufthansa Systems, and Toyota rely on Emburse to eliminate manual processes, make faster, smarter decisions, and help make users' lives - and their businesses - better.

Emburse is recognized as a leader in expense management and accounts payable automation by analyst firm IDC, and has received multiple awards for its high levels of customer satisfaction.

For more information on Emburse, visit, call 877-EMBURSE, or follow the organization's social channels at @emburse.

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Introducing The Morgan Resort & Spa, St. Maarten’s Newest Luxury Boutique Hotel – Steps from Maho Beach

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten -- The island of St. Maarten is world renowned for its beautiful beaches, festive nightlife and epicurean experiences galore. With today's grand opening of The Morgan Resort & Spa, travelers now have another great reason to visit the destination, just in time for summer.

The newest five-star luxury boutique hotel in St. Maarten, The Morgan Resort & Spa is minutes away from famous Maho Beach, Sunset Beach Bar and the most photographed airport in the world, the Princess Juliana Airport, where guests can watch large and small aircraft glide into the runway at heights so low they can practically touch them. Guests will also appreciate the close proximity of The Morgan Resort & Spa to Maho Village, with exhilarating watersports, recreational activities, casino gaming, upscale shopping, dining and entertainment.

"We are thrilled to introduce St. Maarten's newest luxury boutique hotel and welcome guests as they enjoy a summer vacation like no other," said Stewart Weiner, COO of The Morgan Resort & Spa. "Watching the property come together over the past few years, I find myself more excited every day for the amazing experiences our guests will enjoy, whether they are visiting for business or pleasure."

The 124 ultra-contemporary guestrooms and suites feature private exterior entrances and balconies or terraces, and are furnished with chic, modern furniture and nautically inspired accents and artwork. Guests will enjoy bright, airy rooms with pillow top bedding, luxury spa-style bathrooms with glass walk-in showers, intuitive technology including 55-inch flat-screen televisions, iHome docking stations and free Wi-Fi, and top-of-the-line amenities.

Other amenities guests will enjoy at The Morgan Resort & Spa include:

* The intimate Salt Restaurant + Bar, helmed by executive chef David Seeman and consultant chef, Afro Caribbean cuisine expert and renowned "Top Chef" competitor Ron Duprat. Guests will be treated to the finest French Caribbean cuisine in the world for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with bold flavors, healthy dishes and seafood fresh from the Caribbean waters. Expertly crafted cocktails and an impressive selection of rum flights complement the dining experience.

* A beach-style infinity-edge pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea, featuring a waterfall, slide, grotto cave, underwater music system and the Bar M Pool Bar, a swim-up bar with a blackjack table. Private poolside cabanas are conveniently located nearby.

* A Rooftop Observation Deck offering 360-degree unobstructed views of the jets landing at Princess Juliana Airport for unparalleled plane-spotting opportunities.

* Four distinctive indoor and outdoor wedding and event venues including an outdoor banquet tent with a gazebo on the Great Lawn, poolside at The Patio, and the Rooftop Observation Deck.

* A 24-hour state-of-the-art HITT (High Intensity Interval Training) fitness center.

* A full-service salon and spa featuring a hair and nail salon, wet and dry sauna and treatment rooms for massages and other services (scheduled to open Fall 2021).

* A variety of on-site activities and special events for guests of all ages, including water aerobics, morning yoga, volleyball, bocce, badminton, croquet, cooking classes, happy hour specials, wine and rum tastings, Sunday brunch, Caribbean BBQ nights, live bands and DJs, and more.

The Morgan Resort & Spa was designed by award-winning interior architectural design firm DiLeonardo. Simple, clean and modern materials and textures blend seamlessly into the island's breathtaking scenery, with natural wood tones and sleek interiors featuring cool blues and whites. The lobby's light, airy space features comfortable and casual flexible seating and large ceiling fans that contribute to a never-ending flow of air and warm ocean breezes.

The beach-style infinity-edge pool was designed by local architectural firm DAM Caribbean.

"It has been a challenging year for the tourism industry with the Covid-19 pandemic impacting all hotels worldwide," said Ray Sidhom, Chairman, The Morgan Resort & Spa. "We are confident that travelers will return to St. Maarten and are thrilled to offer them a premium five-star accommodation and experience."

Covid-19 safety protocols and procedures are enforced throughout The Morgan Resort & Spa, with high operational standards developed according to the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization and local guidelines. To ensure the continued health, safety and security of guests, team members and partners, the resort has implemented the "SAFESEAL - Clean Standard Seal Certification Program" devised by expert medical and occupational safety professionals and endorsed by the St. Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor and the Ministry of Tourism. More health and safety details can be found here:

Nightly rates start at $199 plus taxes and fees. For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call 1-833-9-MORGAN.

About The Morgan Resort & Spa

The Morgan Resort & Spa is located close to St. Maarten Juliana Airport on the Dutch side of the island and steps from famous Maho Beach, Sunset Beach Bar and a short walk from the attractions, activities, shopping, dining and nightlife of Maho Village, Simpson Bay and Philipsburg. For more information and to make reservations, visit or call 1-833-9-MORGAN.

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The First Rafting Trip of the 2021 New River Gorge National Park Rafting Season at ACE Adventure Resort

OAK HILL, W.Va. -- ACE Adventure Resort kicked off the New River Gorge National Park rafting season with their first rafting trip on Friday, March 26, 2021. Last year brought a welcomed increase in outdoor recreational activities such as rafting, climbing, mountain biking, as more Americans turned to outdoor vacations and reduced or eliminated foreign travel in response to the global pandemic.

Also, late in 2020, legislation was passed that designated the New River Gorge as our country's newest national park. Due to these factors, ACE Adventure Resort and other area outfitters expect to see an even greater increase in guest visitation than last year.

Bryant Baker, a River Operations Manager and Raft Guide at ACE Adventure Resort is eager to kick off the season: "Springtime is always exciting! The weather starts changing, the days get a little longer, and we all get psyched to take folks out on some amazing whitewater in the Gorge. As far as the national park status goes, I think it will pique more interest for people who have yet to visit the New River Gorge, but there are plenty who have already experienced how special this place is."

He adds, "The 2021 rafting season is about to kick off and we're excited to facilitate world class whitewater adventures in the country's newest national park, sharing this place with both first timers and those excited to come back for more."

ACE is looking forward to a booming rafting season and is excited about introducing whitewater rafting to a wider audience. In preparation for the summer an aerial park has been constructed as well as completing renovations to the Lost Paddle Bar and Grill, expanding the ACE Adventure Waterpark, building additional hiking trails, and campsites. ACE Adventure Resort looks forward to welcoming new guests and the first rafting trip of the season.

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Gearing up for a Busy Season at ACE Adventure Resort

OAK HILL, W.Va. -- In preparation for the season kicking off, ACE Adventure Resort announced they are looking for seasonal employees to fill a variety of positions. Adjacent to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, ACE, a family owned and community-based resort, operates on 1,500 acres of lush property. ACE is home to a wide variety of adventure activities including whitewater rafting, ziplining, rock climbing, rappelling, and over a dozen more, all of which have positions open to potential employees. ACE is not only hiring for adventure activities, but also retail, food and beverage, landscaping, and more.

ACE Adventure Resort is looking for seasonal employees, making it a great option for college students, teachers, bus drivers, and any individual with flexible summers. River Guide training begins May 10 and runs Monday-Friday until May 28, taking place on the Upper and Lower sections of the New. While previous rafting experience and first responder medical certifications are not required, they are extremely helpful. ACE Adventure Resort is also generously offering to pay for first-aid and CPR training for adventure guides, as well as CDLs for bus drivers.

Cody Derrick, ACE Adventure Resort's human resources director, is looking forward to welcoming new additions to the ACE family this upcoming season. "We want employees who are passionate about their work, whatever it may be. People who care about our guests' experience and do everything in their power to make our guests want to turn their spontaneous vacation into an annual one at ACE Adventure Resort."

ACE Adventure Resort is eager to welcome new staff members and introduce them to a unique and fun-loving environment. Working at ACE allows those who are passionate about the outdoors to share their excitement with guests and tourists. Those new to adventure activities will get the chance to train and become more familiarized with recreational activities in the New River Gorge. Aside from the experience and a vibrant work environment, ACE Adventure Resort will provide all employees with a 25% discount that is accepted both on property and at the Gear Shop in Fayetteville, West Virginia.

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