With the growth of Web 2.0 and Travel 2.0 (both terms I despise, incidentally), people have talked about user-generated content as though it were the latest craze to grip the world. † However, the reality is quite different – Tim and Nina Zagat of Zagat Survey LLC, for instance, have been using this simple concept […]
Luxury brands have been experiencing a slowdown of late, with Tiffany the latest to announce a profit warning, having felt the effects of shaky consumer spending. Meanwhile, Macy’s has been closing a number of its stores, and Nordstrom, Saks and Neiman Marcus have all expressed disappointment at Christmas sales. Is the global economic turndown also […]
When flying Icelandair to one of their European destinations such as London, Paris or Copenhagen, stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. † For more information, see http://www.icelandair.com/icestop/ †- go for Saga Class if you want to fly in style and comfort, have more leg room and the usual perks.
What’s more fun than winning a luxury vacation? A luxury vacation you create. † Discover Greater Fort Lauderdale’s mix of upscale hotels, trendy restaurants and indulgent, distinctive leisure pursuits by entering the “Dream It! Design It! Win It!” vacation sweepstakes. The grand-prize winner will receive airfare for two, four-night luxury hotel accommodations and three activities […]
Discovery at Marigot Bay, the new five star hotel in St Lucia, has just launched four special packages for 2008. These include a family pirate package, an adventure holiday, diving special and new romance and honeymoon creation. With the former you get to sail just as the pirates did on the boat “The Brig Unicorn” […]
The 2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners are: Bilbao-Rioja (Architecture, Parks & Gardens) Marques de Riscal Bordeaux (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Plan√®te Bordeaux Cape Town (Arts & Culture) Vergelegen Florence (Accommodation) Castello di Meleto Mendoza (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Familia Zuccardi Melbourne (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Victorian Alps Winery Porto (Art & Culture) The […]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury for less from Ultimate Retreats Delve into the JP Moser Hotel and Chateau Guide Dine †at †Bergamo’s Colleoni & dell’Angelo Discover a world of contrasts from a refreshing Finland
Guests at Heritage Auckland can now escape to the rooftop Pool Bar for stunning summer sun and views across the harbour. Located adjacent to the hotel’s Health Club, you can relax with a tall exotic cocktail, order lunch poolside and lose yourself in the views. The new Pool Bar is open from 4-7pm on Fridays […]
Honoured as Shanghai’s ‘Most Expected Hotel’ by a panel of professional media specialists, members of the industry elite and World Traveller Magazine readers, the Jumeirah Han Tang Xintiandi will boast several unique attractions once completed – including a purpose-built wedding pavilion and signature Chinese restaurant – to complement the super-luxury guest rooms and service for […]
Le Royal Monceau is scheduled for refurbishment in 2008 and with interiors designed under the creative eye of French designer Philippe Starck, it is greatly anticipated to re-open in the summer of 2009 as a 21st Century French masterpiece that combines Le Royal Monceau’s unique style, †celebrating the French tradition of “art de vivre”, and […]
Earlier this month I was invited to the private beta of Kango.com and have only just now got around to taking a look. † I must say that, from first impressions, I’m quietly impressed. † After getting around the initial geographical restrictions (a strong bias towards North and Central America), I entered a search for […]
At precisely 20:08 GMT this evening, the city of Liverpool in the UK will begin celebrating its European Capital of Culture status in the company of some 600 performers and a centrepiece performance by Ringo Starr. † The year-long title could bring the city as much as £50m in tourism revenue alone. † The last […]
Last year Norwegian Coastal Voyage Inc. changed its name to Hurtigruten to reflect their new global identity. What started as the world’s most beautiful voyage along the Norwegian coast has expanded to incredible journeys to the Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica, and even an incredible 67-day Arctic to Antarctic voyage. Visit their site to learn more.
Prague’s first major new public building since the 18th Century is to be a jellyfish-like monstrosity. † The National Library will not only be the largest new building in the city, but in the whole of the Czech Republic. † Unsurprisingly, there is plenty of public opposition to the edifice. What’s more, neither the President […]
Surely it’s not that difficult, is it? † Try this fun, interactive game from easyCruise and get an insight into just how difficult it might really be. † I got as far †an attempt to dock †in the Grenadines but was scuppered by strong winds. † Hats off to easyCruise for a great idea for […]
iExplore, named the Best Adventure Travel Website by Forbes Magazine and Travel + Leisure, has announced a list of top 10 world travel destinations as determined by purchases made by adventure and experiential travellers. † Egypt retains its number one spot, but South Africa jumps to the number 2 spot (from 19th position the year […]