Category: Travel Equipment

A successful first year for ‘qualia’

A successful first year for ‘qualia’

qualia, Australia’s newest world class luxury resort on Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, has much to celebrate since its opening 12 months ago. Most notably it was awarded “Best New Tourism Development” at the 2008 Whitsunday Tourism Awards; in May 2008 qualia was also featured on the cover of the UK version of [...]

Luxury luggage just got easier

Luxury luggage just got easier

The Live Luggage PA Series Suitcase takes the effort out of travel, offering a high-tech taste of old fashioned decadence. It takes the strain out of your journey with power assisted features that help make luggage feel almost weightless, and also provides strong security and free baggage tracking. Its  innovative, extendable “Anti Gravity” handle pivots [...]

Hg2 Eat New York goes mobile

A mobile version of Hg2‘s groundbreaking new restaurant guide, Eat New York, goes live on UBI UBIâ„¢ today. It’s  the only high-end restaurant and travel guide designed exclusively for the smartphone platform. With  a unique take on the restaurant world, Eat New York is designed specifically for savvy residents and sophisticated travellers, with 150 insider [...]

Bushmans Kloof shines with top tourism awards

Bushmans Kloof has been named among the world’s finest hotels in the Forbes Traveller 400 Best Hotels for 2008/2009, one of the world’s premier lists of deluxe hotels, as determined by a team of 79 distinguished luxury travel experts. At the same time, it has been named among the Top 10 Resorts in Africa in [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Beautiful by nature: the Turks & Caicos Islands A new Mexican resort and residences: Nizuc Passionately designed jewellery from Loree Rodkin Designed for New York’s long term visitor: Bristol Plaza

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… On the Baja Peninsula’s southern tip: Villas del Mar Ulysse Nardin: fine timepieces since 1846 Luxury motor yachts from Sunseeker Revolutionary jet ownership  from Vitesse Flight Partners

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 [...]

Right on course

Right on course

Navigate the fairways in style with the Segway x2 Golf, a personal transporter that’s part chauffeur, part caddy. Step on, lean in the direction you want to travel and, thansk to innovative LeanSteer technology, the x2 Golf delivers you to your destination. The unit offers wirless control, a scorecard holder that keeps game stats, golf [...]

The perfect travel companion for Champagne lovers

The perfect travel companion for Champagne lovers

The perfect travel companion for Champagne lovers, the Veuve Clicquot Traveller  makes it easy to enjoy a glass of bubbly wherever your journey takes you. OUtfitted in signature Clicquot Yellow Label, which will stay chilled for up to two hours. Simply detach the isothermal lining and the case transforms into a stylish tote.

And the winner of the best hotel in the US is…

And the winner of the best hotel in the US is…

The Peninsula Chicago has received the highest possible rating given by Conde Nast Traveler readers in the 2008 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The top shelf, luxury property was named number one hotel on the list of the “Top 100 United States Hotels”. The awards, which were announced  last Wednesday  at a gala ceremony [...]

Louis Vuitton City Guides 2009

Louis Vuitton City Guides 2009

Think Louis Vuitton and you instantly think ‘luggage’.   But, unbeknown to many, there is another aspect of the LV brand – Louis Vuitton City Guides – which has been running for 10 years.   The 2009 edition is out now, featuring many new destinations. They will be available from LV boutiques worldwide from tomorrow.

A new face for Louis Vuitton

A new face for Louis Vuitton

In a return to his modelling days of more than 50 years ago, former 007 agent and  screen legend Sean Connery has teamed up with Louis Vuitton for an ad campaign.   Simply dressed and sitting on a wooden jetty near his home in the Bahamas, Connery – who has now turned 78 – relaxes [...]

W Hotels teams up with Gwen Stefani

W Hotels teams up with Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani isn’t just known for her music.   She’s also a fashion designer and was recently named ‘top celebrity designer’ by In Touch Weekly magazine, ahead of the likes of Justin Timberlake, Victoria Beckham and others. And her eye for design has clearly been noted by W Hotels who have commissioned her to design [...]

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flipi

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flipi

The first Blackberry to have a clamshell design is the new RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flipi. Available in red or black, it weighs just 3.5 ounces and comes with a 65,536-colour, 128×160 pixel display, 2-megapixel camera, global roaming, speakerphone, background noise cancellation, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0.   Looks like a great device but we will have [...]

Special feature: Sony PRS-505 Reader

Special feature: Sony PRS-505 Reader

I’ve managed to get my hands on a Sony PRS-505 Reader which has been out in the US for a while now, but has only recently become available in the UK through the High Street retailer Waterstones  (priced at £199).   As soon as I opened the box, I was immediately struck by the look [...]

Win a luxury weekend away by shopping a ‘holiday criminal’

Win a luxury weekend away by shopping a ‘holiday criminal’

Ever worn socks with sandals or committed some other fashion no-no?   Better still, do you know someone else who has?   Enjoy a bit of interactive fun and the chance to win a luxury weekend away courtesy of holidaycrimes.co.uk – the site has been built by the Hotel Reservation Service (HRS) and asks those [...]

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