Category: Travel Miscellany

The future of luxury travel in 2008?

The future of luxury travel in 2008?

I’d be interested to hear your opinions on the outlook for the luxury travel industry in 2008.   On the one hand, we have the so-called ‘credit crunch’ with house prices in  the US and UK  expected to be in decline.   But on the other hand, there are predictions that 2008 won’t be such […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wishing all readers a very happy and prosperous New Year.   Please click on the comments link with this post and tell us about your travel plans for 2008.  Perhaps you’ve already booked, or perhaps your plans are in the early stages… but let us know regardless!   Also, have any of you made any […]

Stays Count Double promotion from Hyatt

Stays Count Double promotion from Hyatt

Get a jump start on the New Year and achieve Hyatt Gold Passportâ„¢ elite Platinum membership faster, and enjoy exclusive services and benefits. Your stays at any Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide between 1st January  and 31st March 2008, can count double toward achieving Platinum status. With their Stays Count Double promotion, you can achieve […]

Dining options at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Dining options at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

As well as exciting special event weekends and attractive packages, the New Year brings a variety of tempting culinary offerings to Kiawah Island Golf Resort  in South Carolina. As the holiday decorations come down and the season changes, so do the menus at the resort’s restaurants. At the Ocean Room, Chef de Cuisine Kevin Ives […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone.   Hope you all have a luxurious day, and that Santa has been good to you!

The Draycott offers complimentary tickets to Neil LaBute's latest plays

The Draycott offers complimentary tickets to Neil LaBute’s latest plays

One of London’s favourite boutique hotels, The Draycott is standing by its traditional affiliation with the theatre by offering guests the chance to catch the UK premiere of Neil LaBute‘s exciting new plays, Helter Skelter/Land of the Dead at The Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush. In two stunning companion pieces, award-winning playwright, screen writer and film […]

Winter Sale from Westward Look Resort, Tucson

Winter Sale from Westward Look Resort, Tucson

The snow can’t find you at Westward Look Resort. Go to the desert to take advantage of their Winter Sale.   Winter doesn’t have to be associated with cold weather and slippery roads.  In Tucson, they’re basking in mid 60 degree Celsius temperatures and soaking up the surrounding serenity. After nearly two months of home […]

The opening of The Palazzo Las Vegas

A ‘soft opening’ of The Palazzo Las Vegas is to take place tomorrow and to be followed by a series of spectacular grand opening celebratory events from 17th-19th January 2008.  This new,  lavish resort has been developed  next to the famed Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and will offer “unparalleled luxury” according to President, Rob Goldstein, who said: […]

The worldwide winners of this year’s World Travel Awards

The full list of winners of the World Travel Awards which I mentioned in an earlier post have now been published on their site.   The worldwide winners (as opposed to those winners for specific continents, regions or categories) are as follows: World’s Leading Airline – British Airways   World’s Leading Airline – Alliance Oneworld […]

14th World Travel Awards

14th World Travel Awards

The 14th World Travel Awards, held at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa on the island of Providenciales,  has finally concluded. It’s the second year running that the ceremony has been held at the Turks & Caicos islands. Notable winners this year included Marriott Hotels Resorts & Suites (World’s Leading Hotel Brand),  Burj Al […]

Special introductory rates from The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

Special introductory rates from The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

The new Ritz-Carlton, Beijing – the company’s third property in China, and a timely addition given the forthcoming summer Olympics in the city next year  - is offering special introductory rates for as low as $200 per night until 29th  February  2008. Designed by the renowned design consultants, Hirsch Bedner Associates of Atlanta, the hotel’s […]

Loire Valley Gourmet & Wine, Active Cultural Tour

Loire Valley Gourmet & Wine, Active Cultural Tour

Off the Beaten Path, LLC  is offering the ultimate, French experience in the Loire Valley through its interactive program designed to stir the senses! Their Loire Valley Gourmet & Wine, Active Cultural Tour is comprised of cultural theme walks  and excursions, gourmet discovery, a wine tasting  and appreciation workshop, cellar tours  and wine tasting, a […]

Uniworld Grand River Cruises

Ride along the colourful and historic waterways of Russia, sail on five star ships in China, or take a Uniworld Grand River Cruise in Egypt. View the video to discover why Uniworld has been taking experienced travellers all around the globe for more than 30 years.

Half Moon on Jamaica’s Montego Bay

Sit back, relax and enjoy a short promotional video from the Half Moon resort in Jamaica.

The future of travel?

Jet Pack International are about to start selling their jet packs – capable of travelling up to 16 kilometres without refuelling – from $226,000. See it in action on this video. How long before these are commonplace, I wonder.

Hard drive failure

There was a problem with the hard drive on the server that this blog resides this past couple of days.   Whilst the site has still been ‘up’ for the most part, I’ve been unable to post.   If you’re seeing this, then normal service has now resumed!

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