Category: Travel Miscellany

Luxury travel in 2008

Are there tough times ahead for the luxury travel industry? Luxury consumers’ feeling of confidence tanked in the third quarter as measured by Unity Marketing’s Luxury Consumption Index. The index plummeted to 87.3 points, its lowest level since 2004, following a 4-point drop in the second quarter. The index is based upon a survey of […]

Don’t forget… ILTM 2007

This year’s International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) kicks off in Cannes shortly… the event is being held from 3rd to 6th  December 2007.   Remember, this is a pre-registration event only… without pre-registration, you won’t get in, without exception.

Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda

A very calming video from Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda, Crete.

Flight Centre's Exclusive Collection

Flight Centre’s Exclusive Collection

UK-based Flight Centre has launched a new website devoted to their Exclusive Collection.   It showcases some of the world’s most luxurious holiday destinations, with exclusive offers sorted by category (family, spa and wellness, sport and lesure, etc.) or by destination. As an example, 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Room at the […]

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

In the spirit of post-Thanksgiving shopping, some limited-time luxury travel deals will be available starting next week on My WishList, American Express’ popular, seasonal e-tail web site.    Their storefront offers all card members the opportunity to buy limited quantities of the season’s most wished-for items at discounts of 24-80% (Ultimate Wish Giveaways discounted 100%) […]

60 Spas We Love

60 Spas We Love

Luxury SpaFinder has created an interactive map of 60 Spas We Love as a fun way to scan the globe, pick a destination, and learn more about it.   Using the latest version of Microsoft ® Virtual Earthâ„¢ technology, readers will be able to instantly learn details about the spa that is perfect for them. […]

Expansion of Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Learn more about the $1 billion expansion of Caesars Palace in Vegas, the centrepiece of whcih is going to be the new 665-room Octavius Tower.

Family package at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

Family package at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

It’s a great time for families in sunny Florida! Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld is offering a fabulous Family Time Holiday Vacation Package from now through until New Year’s Eve, with prices starting from $287 per night, which includes two rooms (a king bedded room connected to a room with two queen beds). Breakfast for […]

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

A brief look at the romantic Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa.

Anyone out there have a Trunki?

I’ve wondered about getting a Trunki (or two!) for our two boys, but I’ve never been sure whether toddlers actually stay on them. We could either pack their carry-on luggage with our own, or let them travel with a little rucksack… or go down the Trunki route. But what if the novelty wears off, and […]

Recipe of the week: White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Ingredients: •  6 cups whipping cream • 2 cups of milk • 1 cup of sugar • 20oz white chocolate, broken • 4 whole eggs • 15 yolks • 9 flaky croissants and 9 fruit Danishes For the white chocolate sauce: • 8oz white chocolate, broken • ½ a cup of whipping cream Directions: Preheat […]

Trump SoHo Hotel Condominiums video

Marvel at this very neatly presented virtual tour of the Trump SoHo Hotel Condominiums in New York.

Why Champagne?

Why Champagne?

With the recent opening of St. Pancras station, Michael Henderson of The Telegraph wonders what all the fuss is about, picks up on whether the claim for Europe’s longest Champagne bar is really all  that important, and questions whether the drink is all it’s cracked up to be. It makes for some good reading. …it […]

Grand Samsun Hotel goes into receivership

Imagine staying at a 5-star hotel and having to vacate your room because the bailiffs were in town! Shocking it might sound… but it actually happened at the Grand Samsun Hotel on the Black Sea. Here’s the footage:

Don't forget to join us on Facebook!

Don’t forget to join us on Facebook!

A reminder to all readers that there is a Luxury Travel Group for anyone that wishes to engage with like-minded travellers, share ideas, get advice or discuss goings-on within the industry.   The more the merrier (there’s around 50  members so far), so please join in the fun. You’ll also find my own personal profile […]

Arrrrrgggggggghhh! (That’s for you, Microsoft)

I just nearly completed a very long post about the growth of luxury hotel brands over the past three years – the greatest growth there’s been since the early 1980s – but, just before I hit ‘Publish’ to make it go live, Internet Explorer decided to crash on me.   I hate it when that […]

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