Category: South America

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Kevin May is editor of Travolution, an industry-focussed magazine for online travel and division of Reed Business Information.   It consists of a blog, e-news service and a physical magazine, and is a leader in its field with an advisory board that comprises some  of the biggest names in the travel industry. What is it [...]

The best of nature, luxury and historic Brazilian culture

The best of nature, luxury and historic Brazilian culture

If you want to experience the buzz and culture of Brazil but also want to relax in your own piece of paradise then ecape to the exclusive and secluded Kiaroa Luxury Eco Resort in the trendy Bahia region combined with a few nights in the vibrant city of Salvador.  Try a few inital nights at [...]

More oxygen, Madam?  No problem…

More oxygen, Madam? No problem…

High in the Andes, more than 3000 metres above sea level, Cuzco’s El Monasterio  has been  converted into  the ultimate luxury hotel from a 16th Century Jesuit monastery. Nightly room rates start from $495 for a basic double up  to $1,590 for the Royal Suite. Nothing has been overlooked here: extra oxygen to fight altitude [...]

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Michael Groux  is  CEO and President of justLUXE Magazine and Founder and CEO of The Privileged Collection brand. justLUXE was launched in the summer of 2004. It resides under the parent company, LUXEmont, a luxury lifestyle publication. justLUXE focuses on the affluent lifestyle of world travelers. The magazine covers, luxury air travel, mega-yachts, fine real [...]

Rio for the weekend?

Rio for the weekend?

When I visited East Africa on honeymoon a few years ago, I recall reading an article in the UK press  about how the London jetset where heading there just for weekend safaris.   It seemed inconceivable to me that people would sneak out of the office a little early on Friday and return a late [...]

Luxury cruises on the Amazon

Luxury cruises on the Amazon

Here’s a first. Aqua Expeditions is to run a luxury ship – the M/V Aqua – on the Amazon. The vessel has 8 suites and 4 master suites, a generous top-level observation deck, an elegant dining room, indoor and outdoor lounges, and a boutique shop.   Rates start from around $5000 for a 7-day itinerary [...]

Where to go green – in luxury

Where to go green – in luxury

MSNBC has run an article on luxury lodges with an ecological oritentation. With the help of Forbes Traveler, they cite the follow places as their picks for 2008: Black Rock Lodge, Belize The Lodge at Sun Ranch, Montana Savute Under Canvas, Botswana Arenas del Mar, Costa Rica Baghvan, India Centro Ecológico Sian Ka’an (CESiaK), Mexico [...]

Luxury vacationing for gays only

Luxury vacationing for gays only

A new company – Steele Luxury Travel – has been established by Dane Steele Green, to cater specifically for the gay luxury travel market.   The company currently offers a number of vacation packages to perhaps predictable destinations such as Buenos Aires and Mykonos.   Here’s a short summary of what’s currently on offer: Buenos [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The Peruvian ecolodge of Rupa Wasi Paris Luxury Hotels from Luxique Go window shopping at Luxury Culture Estraordinary watches from Kronometry

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts adds to its portfolio

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts adds to its portfolio

The prestigious Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts, a collection of some of the world’s most distinctive and exclusive boutique properties, has expanded its portfolio to include properties from the North and South America for the first time.   The five newly-added hotels include Casa del Mar in Cabo, Mexico; Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina; The [...]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in South America, according to Tripadvisor

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina Miraflores Park Hotel – Lima, Peru Sofitel Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina Caesar Park Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina JW Marriott Hotel Quito – Quito, Ecuador Claridge Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina Alvear Palace Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina Emiliano Hotel – Sao Paolo, [...]

Top 10 beachside destinations

Top 10 beachside destinations

Vacations are always more fun when there’s a coastline in view, or at least so say Tripadvisor.   They’ve come up with a list outlining their top 10 favourite beachside destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Honolulu, Hawaii   Cancun, Mexico Surfer’s Paradise, Australia Negril, Jamaica Miami, Florida Viti Levu, Fiji Boracay, Philippines Tenerife, Canary Islands [...]

2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners

2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners

The 2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners are: Bilbao-Rioja (Architecture, Parks & Gardens) Marques de Riscal Bordeaux (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Planète 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 [...]

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

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 [...]

2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards

2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards

The key winners from this year’s Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards are recognised by ‘Crystal Awards’. These are the crème de la crème of the innumerable winners, limited to just one from each continent. The five (there aren’t many to choose from in Antarctica!) to shine through this year are as follows: Favorite Spa of [...]

Trips from The Nature Conservancy and A&K

Trips from The Nature Conservancy and A&K

The Nature Conservancy is again teaming up with Abercrombie & Kent, to offer you the chance to get up close with nature — 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); [...]

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