Author Archive for Carole Booth

I am the Commerical Director at the multi award winning luxury tour operator Destinology.

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

With over 100 million monthly users and 40 million pictures posted daily, it’s fair to say that Instagram is a pretty powerful social media tool. So for those working in the luxury travel industry, it’s important to take note of Instagram’s trends. With that in mind, it’s time for a drumroll… The top 10 most […]

The top 5 pool villas in the Maldives

The top 5 pool villas in the Maldives

With so many outstanding hotels in the Maldives, it’s a real challenge to select just five resorts for special praise, especially when we realistically could name 25! If your budget will allow, there’s no doubt that booking your own pool villa will give you an extra level of privacy and luxury – where the views over […]

A Mini break in New York... literally!

A Mini break in New York… literally!

One hotel in New York has come up with a quirky way to attract high end customers through its doors. If you book a Suite at The Peninsula New York, you’ll have access to a chauffeur driven Mini Cooper S Clubman as a complimentary amenity! It might feel like a scene from The Italian Job as you […]

Our trip to the Emirates Palace... wow!

Our trip to the Emirates Palace… wow!

I’ve recently had the pleasure of being given a guided tour of Abu Dhabi’s pride and joy, the fabulous Emirates Palace. Landing in Abu Dhabi and making our way from the airport, this iconic metropolis is visible from some distance. And as we were told by our guide on arrival, this is a 100% fully […]

The Caribbean’s best kept secrets

The Caribbean’s best kept secrets

The Caribbean is a fantastic winter sun destination with average temperatures on most of the islands sitting above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. These perfect weather conditions make for ideal sunbathing weather and as such, interest in the Caribbean tends to surge around this kind of time. Whilst many of the leading branded resorts like Sandals and Beaches will […]

Where's warm for a holiday in March?

Where’s warm for a holiday in March?

Working in the travel industry, January and February is our busiest time of the year, and generally speaking we avoid taking our holidays in these months. As I’ve missed out on a holiday this year, I’ve been doing some research as to where I can head to in March for the best weather. Long haul is […]

Book your own private island in the Maldives

Book your own private island in the Maldives

The islands of the Maldives are without doubt some of the most beautiful on the planet. There’s nothing quite like the vibrant blue of the Indian Ocean, the majestic white sand beaches and the array of snorkelling sites teeming with coral and diverse marine life. It’s up there on many people’s travel wish list. Boasting some […]

The top 5 pool villas in Thailand

The top 5 pool villas in Thailand

Once you’ve stayed in a pool villa you really don’t want to stay anywhere else! Of course, there are some amazing hotel rooms across the world, but who doesn’t love the concept of a pool villa – with generally more space and of course the option to take a dip in privacy, a concept that is […]

The top 5 hotels in Dubai

The top 5 hotels in Dubai

Such is the wealth of excellent hotels in Dubai it was not particularly easy to select just five for special praise. After all, every traveller has their own personal tastes and requirements from a hotel with different facilities fulfilling different needs accordingly. That said I have tried to remain as objective and balanced as possible […]

5 of the world's most inspirational resorts

5 of the world’s most inspirational resorts

I’ve selected the following five resorts for special praise based on a number of metrics. We all love to discover somewhere unique, somewhere exciting or unusual when looking for the ideal place to stay- so I just wanted to share with you five of my personal recommendations that have inspired me on my own travels. Capella […]

A beauty contest where losers get the hump

A beauty contest where losers get the hump

Now then camels, form an orderly queue… and no sniggering at the back! Being hot for 365 days of the year can take its toll, which is perhaps partly why every so often you’ll find some light hearted entertainment purely for the amusement of the locals. Or at least that’s what you might think. But […]

Euro 2012 in Dubai

Euro 2012 in Dubai

Dubai might not be the first place that springs to mind when thinking of great places to watch the football this summer – it’s possibly more likely that you might want to go there to escape it!  However, football is catching on in the Middle East. Make no mistake about that. Abu Dhabi’s Royal family […]

3 choice picks from the Condé Nast Hot List 2012

3 choice picks from the Condé Nast Hot List 2012

Condé Nast Traveller have announced their Hot List for 2012 with the latest annual batch of fabulous worldwide hotels getting some coveted recognition. The publication is one of the most influential and widely read in the luxury travel industry – and from our perspective it’s nice to see some of our personal favourites taking pride of […]

Rising popularity of multi centre escapes

Rising popularity of multi centre escapes

The concept of a bespoke luxury holiday is something that appeals to almost any kind of traveller, but increasingly we’re seeing more and more tourists looking specifically at multi centre breaks especially when planning a honeymoon. Quite possibly that may be down to our thirst for new horizons as a nation, but what some people […]

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

We all love a good cocktail whilst on holiday, the two go hand in hand like Bonnie and Clyde or roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. I’ve put together this little fun list of the best ones out there, where they hail from and how they are made: Singapore Sling, Singapore This fabulous cocktail was famously […]

Top 10 city break hotels

Top 10 city break hotels

The Dorchester, London A visit to The Dorchester on Park Lane will pay homage to a truly classic British hotel whose reputation has been built over 80 illustrious years. The 3 Michelin starred Alain Ducasse Restaurant is a highlight, as is the magnificent and thoroughly English afternoon tea which can be taken daily in The […]

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