The Nature Conservancy is again teaming up with Abercrombie & Kent, to offer you the chance to get up close with nature â€” brown bears, flying foxes, pink dolphins and giant tortoises. Their 2008 series is very similar to this year’s with a few changes to locations. The 2008 journeys include Brazil’s Pantanal (18th-28th May); [...]
Category: South America
Want to go on a skiing holiday but avoid the hordes of people with similar intentions? Then The Guardian has just the article for you. They identify the following locations as the best places to take to the slopes if you want to avoid the crowds: Alta, Utah, USA Big Sky, Montana, USA Cortina, Italy [...]
Starwood Hotels & Resorts is rapidly expanding its presence in South America, announcing plans to open three new properties in Peru. In a franchise agreement with Inmobiliaria Inversiones Nacionales de Turismo S.A., Starwood will open its first Westin hotel (scheduled to open in early 2010) in South America in Lima, Peru, as well as two [...]
Whale watching in Brazil. Indulging your senses at a Malaysian spa resort. Or just going with the flow at a hip hotel in New York. Whatever your idea of the perfect escape, The Private Travel Company‘s acclaimed concierge services are dedicated to helping you find the most luxurious and rewarding holidays in [...]
Come 2010 Argentina will be home to the first St. Regis in South America. The St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Buenos Aires will have 160 guest rooms and suites, as well as residences. The news follows recent announcements that St. Regis properties will also be opening in Mexico City, Punta Mita and Costa Rica.
This video is a journey from the north of Peru, deep in the Amazon, through some of Peru’s most amazing wonders: the way is the Oasis in Huacachina, the majestic Andean Condor at Condor Cross (Arequipa), and the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu.
Concierge.com, the online home for inspired travel from Conde Nast has posted its picks for the third annual World’s Sexiest Beaches list. Beaches are both on and off the beaten path and are chosen for their beauty, buzz factor and overall steamy appeal. Here’s their top ten: Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy Salvador, Bahia, [...]
Fancy a trip to Arctic Norway or the Galapagos Islands? National Geographic, famed for its own stunning travel photography, is running its 19th World in Focus photography competition. First prize is a trip to your choice of the above two destinations. If instead you just want to gawp at the amazing images from [...]
The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Great Wall of China, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Colosseum in Rome, India’s Taj Mahal, and Jordan’s Petra have been voted the Seven New Wonders of the World at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on 7th [...]
There’s a fascinating article from ABC News entitled ‘Millionaires with a Mission’. It’s all about how one of the most remote parts of the world, in southern Chile, has been bought by an American millionnaire who wants to preserve it. The 800,000-acre Pumalin Park is as remote as it comes, and it would take you [...]
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Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that [...]
Doug Gollan is one of three founders of the Elite Traveler magazine. While his title is President and Editor-in-Chief, his responsiblities include overseeing editorial, sales, marketing and distribution. What is it that you do exactly? I would say my time is divided mainly between the editorial, sales and marketing, with about 10% spent on [...]
Suite name: Presidential Villa Hotel: Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Peru Size of accommodation: 3,000 sq ft Cost per night: US $ 1350.00 for 2 people for 2 nights What makes it special? Unique and exclusive, and located in a secluded setting, overlooking the orchid garden at Machu Picchu. [...]