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Earn up to 20,000 bonus points at any Hyatt worldwide

Earn up to 20,000 bonus points at any Hyatt worldwide

Now your nights at Hyatt are even more rewarding. Earn up to 20,000 bonus points at any Hyatt worldwide between  now and 30th April  2009, and watch your bonus points add up to 20,000! You can redeem your 20,000 points to enjoy free nights with no blackout dates and upgrades at extraordinary Hyatt properties worldwide. […]

Three for free with Hyatt

Start planning your winter vacation now and treat your family or someone special to all the charm Hyatt‘s resorts have to offer. Enjoy a free night (based upon a minimum length of stay), a 1-category room upgrade and full American breakfast for 2 daily when you book the Three for Free package. Stay between 1st […]

Kiwi Collection teams up with Forbes Traveler

From early next year, the entire portfolio of hotels with Kiwi Collection (2,100 in total) will be available for online booking to visitors of Forbes Traveler.   Speaking of the partnership, Kiwi Collection  CEO Erik Haugen has said: This is a great fit. Forbes Traveler and Kiwi Collection are completely focused on providing luxury travelers […]

Special Hotels of the World 2009

The Great Hotels Organisation has officially launched the Special Hotels of the World 2009 Exclusive Travel Collection Directory. The latest edition includes a hand-picked selection of over 50 of the world’s best hotels that offer something special or unique to the discerning traveller. The new coffee-table style directory features breathtaking photography, hotel facts and tips […]

More time and space this winter with design hotels

More time and space this winter with design hotels

design hotels around the world are giving you more time and space this winter. Enjoy a free night or a guaranteed  upgrade to  a larger room. Follow the link for further details and to discover which hotels are participating in the offers. The promotion is running from 29th November 2008 until 29th March 2009.   […]

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2008

Conde Nast Traveler  has announced the results of its 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts worldwide. The awards will appear in the November issue of the magazine which is available from newsstands tomorrow. Below are results for the top three winners in each category: Top Cities- United […]

The world’s strangest restaurants

Below the sea, in the air, or on a bed, restaurants are going to extremes to attract attention.   Read more courtesy of Travel+Leisure.

New site from Peninsula

New site from Peninsula

Peninsula Hotels has launched a new website. The new site has been designed so that it is more user-friendly, so that it is easier to navigate through the various pages, and so that the new text and photography “will almost make you feel like you’re already staying at one of our hotels”. There’s extensive information […]

Come back different with iExplore

An enjoyable commerical from iExplore, leaders in privately guided and customizable adventure and luxury travel solutions.

Ultra Awards 2008

The  second annual Ultratravel 100, a consumer-driven survey in Ultratravel magazine (distributed monthly with The Daily Telegraph in the UK) has announced the following winners: Tour Operator Winner – Kuoni Runners-up   Audley Travel   Bales Worldwide Cox & Kings   ITC Classics Cruise Company Winner –  Cunard Runners-up […]

Where's your shopping capital of the world?

Where’s your shopping capital of the world?

New York and its beautiful department stores… Paris with its boutiques… the elegance that is Milan… or the huge choice offered by London?   If you were going on a lavish  weekend shopping trip, where in the world would you choose and why? To share your shopping secrets, please click on the comments.

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular  interest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my  PhD was in glaciology.   Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t […]

Serene luxury from Rikki Davis Yachts

Serene luxury from Rikki Davis Yachts

Enjoy the serenity of your own private world, courtesy of Rikki Davis Yachts at Churchill Yacht Partners. Their elite luxury yachting experiences are set in the world’s most beautiful locations. They’ll pamper you with a  discreet, personal service with every amenity with their chartered yacht services, working with partners in the Caribbean, New England, Italy, […]

It List 2008

It List 2008

Travel+Leisure have published their third annual It List  - their picks of where in the world we should be visiting next. Making the shortlist, from beach resorts to city hideaways, are the following 30 places: Banyan Tree Maldives Madivaru J.K. Place Capri, Italy Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi, Thailand Qualia, […]

Preferences by Pan Pacific

Guests at Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts get to design their own personalised and unique hotel stay experience through Preferences by Pan Pacific. Preferences by Pan Pacific is a new service initiative designed to deliver personalised and genuine care.   Guests  enjoy guaranteed late check-out and a choice of an additional preference offered by the […]

Luxury travel continues unabated

In an article published in USA Today, it’s being suggested that wealthy travellers are undeterred from changing their luxury travel habits. Households earning $100,000 or more have been taking a larger share of hotel rooms since 2000 and now account for about a third of hotel stays, according to D.K. Shifflet & Associates in McLean, […]

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