Category: Worldwide

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 www.kuoni.co.uk Runners-up   Audley Travel  www.audleytravel.com   Bales Worldwide  www.balesworldwide.com Cox & Kings  www.coxandkings.co.uk   ITC Classics  www.itcclassics.co.uk Cruise Company Winner –  Cunard www.cunard.co.uk 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, […]

New spa portal from Hilton

Hilton Hotels recently launched a website dedicate to spa lovers. It’s apparently not reached the press yet, but I got the tip-off via a newsletter I subscribe to.   To view the site, click here.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Some of the finest hotels from The Rocco Forte Collection Head for the West Country and sample Devon’s Finest Hotels, restaurants, bars and spas from fizzyclub Nestled in a caldera cliff  are Andronis Luxury Suites, Santorini

One & Only

One & Only moments are yours to treasure.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Find seclusion at Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Savour exclusive dining with Restaurant Guy  Savoy Begin a heavenly journey: Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Escape to Switzerland’s fabulous Park Hotel Weggis

Balance Package from Hyatt

Balance Package from Hyatt

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