Category: Worldwide

2007 Trips for Cancer campaign

2007 Trips for Cancer campaign

As the only online travel auction of its kind, top luxury hotels such as Montage Laguna Beach Hotel (Laguna, CA), Princeville Resort (Kauai, HI), Park Hyatt Sydney (Australia), Hotel Guanahani & Spa (St Barts), Badrutt’s Palace (St. Moritz, Switzerland) as well as travel icons such as Continental Airlines have all donated packages to this year’s […]

The world’s top 25 trains?

According to The Society of International Railway Travelers, the best 25 trains in the world are as follows: North America 1) Canadian (Canada) 2) GrandLuxe Express (US) 3) Canadian Rockies Steam Express (Canada) 4) Rocky Mountaineer (Canada) 5) Royal Canadian Pacific (Canada) 6) Sierra Madre Express (Mexico) South America 7) Andean Explorer (Peru) 8) Hiram […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Unparalleled service from The Executive Connection Get the low-down from Dolce Vita magazine Discover the Caribbean’s finest with Definitive Caribbean Luxury villa rentals from Villas of Distinction

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy join forces

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy join forces

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization, have joined forces to create conservation adventures in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places. Their journeys in 2007 include Brazil’s Pantanal (14th to 26th May); the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea (17th to 29th June); the mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos […]

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

January seems to a popular for month for ‘best’ lists, and Ebookers is getting in on the PR game. These are apparently the 10 best-selling beach and city destinations of the Ebookers worldwide sale, which runs until 31st January 2007: Bangkok Sydney New York Johannesburg Dubai Cape Town Barcelona Miami Perth Orlando

Celebrity sightings

Celebrity sightings

Ever wondered where the rich and famous spend their Christmas and New Year celebrations? Well, here’s a handful of sightings from over the festive period: Shore Club, Miami (Woody Allen) Batemans Bay, NSW (Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban) El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa, Puerto Rico (Derek Jeter and Jessica Biel) LaGuardia International Airport, […]

Tripadvisor's top 10 beach escapes for winter

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I […]

T+L 500 2007

T+L 500 2007

Now in its fifth year, the Travel + Leisure 500 is the pick of the very best from around the world, as decreed by editors and reporters. The Singita Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park achieved the highest tally of 97.56. The winner of the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007, […]

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

The Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007 is out and top of the pile is the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. It scores a perfect 100 in 5 of the 6 categories (rooms, service, food, location and design), “failing” only on ‘activities’ where it scored 97.3, to give an overall score of 99.6 out […]

The changing face of Ritz-Carlton

For generations, Ritz-Carlton has been known for over-the-top luxury: old-money guests, crystal chandeliers and in-your-face service. But old-world stuffiness doesn’t play well with today’s jet-setters. They’re arriving in jeans and T-shirts, toting iPods and laptops, often checking in with kids. They don’t want to wear a jacket and tie to the hotel dining room, or […]

New Year recommendations from Tripadvisor

New Year recommendations from Tripadvisor

According to Tripadvisor, New York and Sydney aren’t the only ones that know how to put on a party. They suggest the following ‘top 10′ for a different kind of New Year’s celebration: Edinburgh Rio de Janeiro Vienna Berlin Miami Shanghai Prague Madrid Vail, Colorado Brugge Where will you be seeing the New Year […]

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

Westin Renewal from Westin and MSN

Westin Renewal from Westin and MSN

In a collaboration between Starwood’s Westin and Microsoft’s MSN, a new site called Westin Renewal gives you the chance to take a quick break from the demands of your day. Escape wtih their favourite music and relaxation techniques, or explore the hidden treasures of the world’s great cities in stunning 360-degree views.

50 works of art to see before you die

50 works of art to see before you die

In an interesting article for The Guardian, Jonathan Jones takes a look at 50 works of art you really ought to see. I’m ashamed to say I’ve seen only a few of them. Making the list are, in no particular order: Piero della Francesca The Baptism of Christ (1450s), National Gallery, London Antony Gormley […]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]

Top 10 bars of the world

Top 10 bars of the world

A cellar in Paris or a sky bar in Bangkok? Effortless Mediterranean white or midnight samba in downtown Rio? Guardian deputy travel editor Isabel Choat on her favourite bars of all time. Those making the shortlist in this Guardian article are: Chez Georges, 11 rue des Canettes, 75006, Paris Mary McBride’s, 2 Main Street, Cushenden, […]

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