Category: South America

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Exclusive excellence from Royal Villas Europe Just over 1hr from Geneva Airport: Chalet Chocolat Luxury and iconic wines from Penfolds South America’s first luxury camp: Patagonia Camp

Hundreds rescued at Machu Picchu

Hundreds rescued at Machu Picchu

Tourists at one of the world’s most famous landmarks, Machu Picchu, have had to be airlifted from the site by helicopter. † Arouind 1,400 are said to have been rescued after floods destroyed road and rail links, but 800 are thought to be still stranded. †The area has experienced its highest rainfall in 15 years […]

Re-live 'Touching The Void' with the man who cut the rope

Re-live ‘Touching The Void’ with the man who cut the rope

World Expeditions has announced a second – and final – date for those who want to relive the dramatic scenes from ‘Touching the Void‘ with Simon Yates, ‘the man who cut the rope’, on a specially designed trek in the Peruvian Andes. In 1985 Simon and Joe Simpson became the first people to ascend to […]

Big Five Tours & Expeditions offers a new approach to luxury Galapagos travel

For years, countless luxury cruise ships have carried curious travelers to and through the Galapagos Islands. With the arrival of a few select †luxury properties, demanding travellers now have the opportunity to enjoy a land-based luxury Galapagos travel experience. Big Five Tours and Expeditions now offers Galapagos travel opportunities that include the Galapagos Safari Camp, […]

Interview with Alison Scott of Elegant Resorts

Interview with Alison Scott of Elegant Resorts

Alison Scott is the Commercial Director for Elegant Resorts. †She has been at Elegant for just over a year and prior to that was Head of Product at ITC in Chester. Her background has always been in travel. She started in travel after she left University, as a Rep overseas, and has stayed in the […]

New Leading Hotels of the World

New Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week. †There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe. †They are as follows: Royal Spa Kitzb√ľhel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand […]

Rio - happiest city in the world... and with good reason!

Rio – happiest city in the world… and with good reason!

This year, Rio de Janeiro was named the happiest city in the world, according to a Forbes Magazine which surveyed 10,000 people throughout twenty countries. It also received the title of the most courteous city in the world, according to the Universities of Michigan and California. And one of the city’s major tourist attractions, Christ […]

W Hotels debuts in South America with W Santiago

W Hotels debuts in South America with W Santiago

The W brand‘s 33rd hotel, W Santiago is the cornerstone of a larger, mixed-use complex, Isidora 3000, which includes a convention center, boutique office space, and high-end retail shops in addition to the W Hotel and W-branded residences. Developed by the Territoria Group, W Santiago is located in the heart of the fashionable El Golf […]

Interview with Shira Lazar of NBC et al.

Interview with Shira Lazar of NBC et al.

Shira Lazar currently hosts Mahalo’s This Week In YouTube and is the Editor-At-Large for CondeNast’s Jaunted.com travel blogging from around the globe. Previously, Shira hosted NBC’s 1ST LOOK and OPEN HOUSE, DirecTV’s HAVOC ON THE 101 and was a correspondent on Reelz Channel’s DAILIES. She has developed and hosted online video content for Movies.com, Hollywood.com, […]

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Jeni Matthews created Red Balloon Travel and Consulting with the goal in mind to provide spectacularly unique French holidays. † † After graduating from Northwestern University in Communications and International Studies, she headed straight to France, and has been living in the little known Rhone-Alpes region ever since. † She uses her first-hand knowledge and […]

Expansion of Preferred Hotel Group

The Preferred Hotel Group will welcome 13 new members to its portfolio next month, from the stunning Natal Ocean Club on the picturesque coast of Cabo Sao Roque in Brazil, due to open early 2010, to the majestic Leela Palace on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. † In Barcelona, Casanova by Rafael Hotels […]

The five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire's budget

The five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire’s budget

A †UK pensioner, who recently won a huge sum of money in the Euro Million rollover †lottery draw, has expressed his long-held wish to visit Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. † And the Brazilian Tourist Board Embratur †has seized upon this opportunity to outline the †five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire’s […]

Sail the Galapagos with Darwin's great great grandson

Sail the Galapagos with Darwin’s great great grandson

To †mark a number of special Galapagos themed anniversaries, Reef & Rainforest Tours is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Charles Darwin’s great, great grandson Randal Keynes on a special, exclusive fundraising cruise (in aid of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos Conservation Trust) †around the Galapagos. The trip †sets sail on 24th October […]

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Despite local protests, †the opening of a fast food restaurant at Machu Picchu has been †given the green light †by Peruvian officials this morning. † †Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca settlement 80 kilometres northwest of Cuzco and is Peru’s most popular tourist attraction. In the interests of tackling obesity, the restaurant will be placed […]

Interview with Suzanne Aaronson of Suzanne's Files

Interview with Suzanne Aaronson of Suzanne’s Files

Our latest interview is with Suzanne Aaronson, Editor-in-Chief and Founder †of Suzanne’s Files, a leading quality lifestyle resource. Suzanne’s †Files provides expert picks on under-the-radar getaways, hidden gems, wow services, truly unique gifts, lifetime experiences, and niche experts around the world. What is it that †you do exactly? Everyday is different – that’s for sure! […]

Elements Spa By Banyan Tree at Tivoli S√£o Paulo

The †Asian spa operator Banyan Tree Spa has this month brought †its award-winning Asian spa therapies to Brazil for the very first time, with the opening of Elements Spa By Banyan Tree at Tivoli S√£o Paulo. Banyan Tree Spa now operates over 65 spas around the world under the Banyan Tree Spa, Angsana Spa and […]

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