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The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

Tripadvisor has come up with its top 10 utterly unforgettable hotel rooms. Here we provide you with their somewhat Euro-centric list, links to each hotel where we can, and links to pictures of the rooms as shown on Tripadvisor’s site. 1. Utter Inn, Vasteras, Sweden – see the room 2. Abali Gran Sultanato, Palermo, Italy […]

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

Lonely Planet earlier this year produced a list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2011. It wasn’t just ‘yet another top 10 list’ – well, it was, but it at least gave some good reasons for why each place was worthy of visiting this year. Here’s their top 10 and, if you want […]

19 of the world's sexiest hotels

19 of the world’s sexiest hotels

Just two weeks after The Luxury Travel Bible issued a press release with its top 10 sexiest hotels in the world for Valentine’s, I’ve been sent an email by Tripadvisor with their own top 10 sexy hotels.  Perhaps not surprisingly, there aren’t many that are common to both lists.   Here are the two lists: […]

Golf and cruise packages featuring the top golf courses in the world

Golf and cruise packages featuring the top golf courses in the world

Azamara Club Cruises and PerryGolf have joined forces to offer an escorted and all-inclusive golf tour and cruise program that features some of the world’s premier golf courses. Designed specifically with the passionate golfer in mind and offering more opportunities for guests to play at more courses on a voyage, Azamara Club Golf Cruises combines […]

Four of the world's most luxurious trains

Four of the world’s most luxurious trains

If you enjoy all things luxurious and are particularly inclined to luxury air travel, you will be glad to know that luxury train travel boasts many advantages over traditional luxury air travel such as gorgeous scenic views, less monotony, ample space, spacious amenities, comfortable sleeping areas and bathrooms. There is no doubt that the plane […]

Top 100 destinations for 2010

Top 100 destinations for 2010

Kiwi Collection has released its first-ever Top 100 Destinations list. It was compiled from their website analytics and showcases the most popular hotel and resort destinations from a combination of consumer reservations and research browsing. Perhaps unsurprisingly trendy destinations such as Paris, Dubai, London, Florence, Milan, Rome, Barcelona, and Venice snapped up top spots with […]

Predictions for the luxury villa industry in 2011

Predictions for the luxury villa industry in 2011

Luxury Retreats has previewed trends in the villa rental industry since it started gathering statistics at the beginning of the last decade, and views 2011 as a bellwether year for an overall upswing in travel. “Not only have we seen the luxury villa market bounce back from the deepest valleys of the recession, but the […]

Top 10 luxury hotels in the world

Top 10 luxury hotels in the world

It’s that time of year again when Tripadvisor come up with their Travellers Choice Awards based on ratings given by users of their site.  There are all sorts of categories for the awards, whether they be sorted by region, by budget or by something else.  Naturally, I headed straight for the luxury category to locate […]

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

Some wonderful ideas for luxury breaks in 2011… be inspired!

January: Need a lift? Hot Air Ballooning in Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland for the International Hot Air Balloon Festival. February: A romantic weekend escape to Paris, or a luxurious winter sports break in Portes du Soleil. March: A perfect month to immerse yourself in magical Morocco. Or indulge in some retail therapy in super stylish Milan. April: Experience […]

The world's top 10 airport approaches

The world’s top 10 airport approaches

Cameras at the ready… private jet booking network PrivateFly.com suggests the world’s Top 10 stunning and inspirational airport approaches. 1. Sion Airport Nestled in the heart of the Alps, the approach to Sion airport takes you down the Rhone valley. With the high mountain terrain to negotiate, your airline or private jet pilot will be […]

The world's top 10 luxury B&Bs

The world’s top 10 luxury B&Bs

The latest in Tripadvisor’s top 10 lists, and this one’s luxury-specific. Take a look at the site’s top 10 luxury B&Bs below – it’s well represented by the US, UK and Australia which collectively make up all but two B&Bs in the list. 1. Saltcote Place, Rye, England 2. The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh, […]

Your next luxury hotel booking could be free

Kiwi Collection’s latest promotion is now live which offers the opportunity to cover the cost of every 100th luxury hotel booking made through its site and call centre — each 100th booking will be covered regardless of its value. The program launched on 21st October 2010 and will run for 100 days. You can learn […]

The world's top 10 over-the-top rentals

The world’s top 10 over-the-top rentals

I’ve lost track of trying to work out how Tripadvisor determine its top 10 lists. Suffice to say, they seem to generate plenty of interest and discussion so here’s the latest in their series. This time it’s the turn of the most over-the-top rentals in the world: 1. MIT PED, $112K/week* 2. BS GRE, $105K/week* […]

Hotel Indigo just keeps growing... see where it's going next

Hotel Indigo just keeps growing… see where it’s going next

Hotel Indigo, IHG’s upscale boutique brand, continues to expand. In the last year, the brand has signed franchise agreements to open 13 new hotels in key global markets around the world, including London, Madrid, Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York. As the first global branded boutique, Hotel Indigo has shown rapid growth since its inception […]

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Did you know that there are now more than 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? According to Tripadvisor, the top 10 – as rated by their users, I assume - are: 1. Taj Mahal, India 2. Petra / Wasi Muda, Jordan 3. Palmyra, Syria 4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA 5. Abu Simbel, Egypt 6. Prambanan Temples, Indonesia […]

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