Category: Worldwide

Top 10 friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the world

Top 10 friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the world

Southern Brazil’s Florianópolis has made its way to the top of Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Survey as the friendliest city in the world. Praised for its gorgeous views and nice people, it was also commended for its airport, for being “stunningly beautiful”, for its markets, and for the availability of watersports. Newark, on the […]

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

A Luxury Travel Blog was this year proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain. The event was a great success with an excellent turn-out that included both royalty and tourism ministers, not to mention a little flamenco, Spanish music […]

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu, […]

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

Tokyo, traditionally regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world, no longer tops those rankings. The global cost of living survey conducted by ECA International sees them fall from 1st to 6th, whilst cities in Norway (due to the strong krone) and Africa are now regarded as the most expensive places to […]

Luxury hotel rooms by the hour, but not as you might imagine

Luxury hotel rooms by the hour, but not as you might imagine

A growing trend in the travel industry in recent years has been the offering of hotel rooms by the hour.  Whilst traditionally this might give rise to raised eyebrows, all might not be quite as it seems so don’t be too quick to judge.  Dayuse Hotels has negotiated special rates at luxury hotels around the world, […]

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

Here we’ve compiled a round-up of 10 of the most popular official tourist board videos to be found on YouTube.  We won’t claim to have identified them all, but hopefully we’ve picked out most of them. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments and perhaps we can do a follow-up […]

5 of the world's top sports experiences

5 of the world’s top sports experiences

Are you a sports enthusiast? Here we’ve compiled 5 of the ultimate sports experiences to be enjoyed from across the globe. In the multi-billion dollar sports industry, these sporting events are the world’s greatest. Imagine the envy of your friends when you tell them you’re experiencing these sports events from the stands… The Master’s PGA […]

Live like The Great Gatsby: the world's best Art Deco hotels

Live like The Great Gatsby: the world’s best Art Deco hotels

Thanks to the recent release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, we’re currently suffering from 1920s fever. From its exuberant glamour to eclectic style, the roaring ’20s was one of the most influential decades in terms of fashion and design. Art Deco became the dominating trend, influencing architecture such as the Chrysler Building in New York […]

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

With over 100 million monthly users and 40 million pictures posted daily, it’s fair to say that Instagram is a pretty powerful social media tool. So for those working in the luxury travel industry, it’s important to take note of Instagram’s trends. With that in mind, it’s time for a drumroll… The top 10 most […]

10 of the world's most baby friendly luxury hotels

10 of the world’s most baby friendly luxury hotels

Even the newest members of the family can enjoy the art of fine travel in exotic locations. Baby can enjoy such pleasures as freshly prepared organic baby food, plush crib linens, Maclaren strollers and GUND teddy bears. Mom and Dad will appreciate diaper services, bottle warmers, childproof kits and even a personal butler to help […]

Looking beyond star ratings for excellent, quality accommodation

Looking beyond star ratings for excellent, quality accommodation

“Stars are not a secure way to find the perfect hotel.” After reading this sentence in an American novel, uttered by a famous globetrotter, a smart travel agent would realise that the success of a good trip is the experience you have, and that stars are no longer a secure system to sleep in a […]

The wealthiest cities in the world

The wealthiest cities in the world

According to WealthInsight’s World City Millionaire Rankings Report 2013, Tokyo is home to more millionaires than any other city in the world, followed by New York and London. But interestingly, a different pattern emerges if you look at the cities with the most multi-millionaires or billionaires. Dubai, often associated with extreme wealth and opulence, only […]

The world's best islands

The world’s best islands

Remember National Geographic’s top 10 islands to visit last October? It caused quite a stir as there were some that made the list that you perhaps wouldn’t expect. Now Tripadvisor has produced a similar top 10 islands list, and interestingly not a single island makes both lists! I’m not sure what this tells us – […]

5 of the most lavish hotel suites in the world

5 of the most lavish hotel suites in the world

Luxury hotels the world over are renowned for their service and amenities, whether you are staying in a standard room or a suite.  But there are also those suites where you get something over and above the norm – here we look at five lavish suites offering everything from personal butlers to extensive living space […]

10 of the world's most unusual restaurants

10 of the world’s most unusual restaurants

Travelling has its benefits, among them being able to shock people with tales of where you’ve been, what you’ve done and where you’ve eaten. There’s nothing more satisfying than making your friends and family shriek, ‘you did what?!’ Well, if it’s the shock factor you’re after, we’ve got just the thing for you; a list of 10 of the world’s most unusual restaurants. […]

5 of the world's best luxury destinations for Spring skiing

5 of the world’s best luxury destinations for Spring skiing

With blue skies, soft snow and pleasant temperatures, spring is arguably the best time of year for a ski vacation. These top destinations add lively culture and unique experiences that appeal to storm chasers and social skiers alike, so here are our 5 best luxury destinations for Spring skiing: L’Escape Killy, France A vast area encompassing the resorts of Tignes […]

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