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Dubrovnik, a port of call in Croatia for Emerald Cruises’ Azzurra, on the Adriatic. Photo: Vladimir Zakharov/Getty Images

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1. Seeking Susan

 

Celebs of a certain vintage have long been the faces for fashion and beauty brands and now they’re selling the glamour of globetrotting as well. Boldface names include Morgan Freeman, 84, for Turkish Airlines; Giorgio Armani, 87, Italy’s ambassador for tourism; and Robert DeNiro, 78, teaming up with tennis legend Roger Federer, 40, for the Swiss Tourist Board.

Susan Sarandon, 75, is now a brand ambassador for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. The Oscar-winning actor also helped develop the brand’s latest campaign. Based on the feeling travel experiences bring, it acknowledges the visionaries who created Canada’s first grand railroad hotels in the 1880s.

“It started in Canada,” said Sarandon, at the launch at The Plaza in New York in late 2021, “when the American railroad baron Sir William Cornelius Van Horne had the dream of bringing tourists to what were some of the most remote and pristine parts of the Canadian landscape.”

Those first hotels, built by Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), acted as a social network between key cities and the wilds. In 1999, CPR acquired Fairmont and merged its properties under the Fairmont banner. It’s since been flipped — now one of Accor’s 50+ brands, along with Raffles, it ups the hospitality giant’s luxury game. For Sarandon, that landscape still represents untouched nature and a connection between historic and modern. The Empress in Victoria and Alberta’s Banff Springs are among her favourites. In a world that’s finally opening up again, she expressed what’s at the heart

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