Jetsetter of the Month: Hotel Shangri-la's Tamie Adaya

Jetsetter of the Month: Hotel Shangri-la’s Tamie Adaya

Jetsetter of the Month: Hotel Shangri-la’s Tamie Adaya
Coco Chanel once said, “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” Tamie Adaya, president and CEO of the Hotel Shangri-la at The Ocean, has turned that quote into her inspiration and created a space where her philosophy could thrive. Introduced to travel and hospitality at a very young age, Tamie has held dinner parties and salons since adolescence; she feels the hotel is an extension of her innate desire to host and entertain. “I believe in liberation of the individual,” Tamie says, “and I always loved the Hotel Shangri-la is a realm where inhibitions melt away.”

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Jetsetter of the Month: Hawaiian Airlines’ Avi Mannis

Jetsetter of the Month: Hawaiian Airlines’ Avi Mannis

Jetsetter of the Month: Hawaiian Airlines’ Avi Mannis

Air travel plays an integral role in the daily life of those who live on the Hawaiian Islands. Avi Mannis especially understands this, as he is the senior vice president of marketing for Hawaiian Airlines. “With no other way to get between the islands, we provide an integral piece of infrastructure,” Avi says. He adds Hawaii’s residents travel often on the airline’s inter-island flights for a variety of reasons, including high school graduations, family potlucks, intramural sports, shopping, and doctor’s appointments.

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Jetsetter of the Month: Tourism Fiji’s Ruth Daly

Jetsetter of the Month: Tourism Fiji’s Ruth Daly

Jetsetter of the Month: Tourism Fiji’s Ruth Daly

Ruth Daly was an exchange student with AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service) spending her senior year of high school in Venezuela when she first became hooked on travel. In 1990, she went to Fiji and discovered a South Pacific paradise (“I’m a beach bunny from way back”) with something for everyone. Ruth now serves as the regional director in North America for Tourism Fiji, spreading the word about how perfect Fiji can be for everyone from honeymooners and surfers to families and friends.

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Jetsetter of the Month: Rosé Wine Expert Bodvar Hafström

Jetsetter of the Month: Rosé Wine Expert Bodvar Hafström

Jetsetter of the Month: Rosé Wine Expert Bodvar Hafström

For Bodvar Hafström, it was hard not to think about keeping up with history when he decided to go into the family business. For 160 years, his family has stuck to tradition, traveling the world in search of luxury alcoholic beverages and other goods. On his father’s side is the founder of Hafströms, one of the largest cigar brands in Sweden, while on his mother’s side are the creators of Grönstedts Cognac, which remains one of the world’s top brands. Bodvar’s lineage also includes the Lindqvist family, who imported exclusive wines in the 1800s.

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Jetsetter of the Month: Air Hollywood’s Talaat Captan

Jetsetter of the Month: Air Hollywood’s Talaat Captan

Jetsetter of the Month: Air Hollywood’s Talaat Captan

With more than 30 years of experience in feature film production and distribution, Talaat Captan is also the founder and owner of Air Hollywood. The state-of-the-art, aviation-themed studio based in Los Angeles provides airplane mockups and airport terminal standing sets and has been used most recently in films including “Bridesmaids” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

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