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A more reliable way forward for travel review sites?

A more reliable way forward for travel review sites?

On travel review sites, anyone can write a review of a hotel, regardless of whether or not they’ve stayed there. According to a study by Market Metrix, as many as 40% of user reviews are fake. There are other problems with user reviews of hotels. Certain types of travellers are much more likely than others to […]

Everything you ever wanted to know about Bali

Everything you ever wanted to know about Bali

inBali.org – launched two weeks ago – is helping to bring the world’s attention to Bali as an ever-growing hub of creativity and progressive living. Helmed by editor Samantha Chalker from Australia, the project is put together by an eccentric team of locals and expats working to show you everything you ever wanted to know, […]

Don't worry, just travel!

Don’t worry, just travel!

Have you heard the music of the sea organ in Croatia and danced the flamenco in Spain? Have you woken up to lakes and rivers, jungles and cities, seen the summer sun set in a spectrum of beautiful and astonishing places around the world? If you are in love with travel and travelling, you’re probably […]

Following your interests with Walltik

Following your interests with Walltik

If you haven’t heard of Walltik before, you might just like to take a look. Describing itself perhaps a little cryptically as an “ecoystems of interests”, the best means of getting to grips with what it does is to try it first hand. In short, Walltik allows you to create, share and discover items of […]

4 simple steps to cheaper hotel rates, with TravelPony

4 simple steps to cheaper hotel rates, with TravelPony

There’s a new social hotel booking site on the scene that’s well worth a look.  TravelPony was launched just a few months ago and offers a new way to search for hotel deals.  Competitive pricing is the order of the day here and rates can be anything between 10%-70% below those of the major travel […]

New gastronomic microsite for Jordan Tourism Board

New gastronomic microsite for Jordan Tourism Board

The Jordan Tourism Board has launched a new dedicated gastronomic microsite designed to showcase the country’s diverse and exciting culinary scene, as well as its warm Bedouin hospitality. The website comes as the destination plans to focus on gastronomy for 2014 and highlight the culinary experiences Jordan has to offer beyond the iconic landscapes of […]

Unearthing Thailand's luxury accommodation

Unearthing Thailand’s luxury accommodation

A new website from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, called Thailand Super Quality, is offering travellers a glimpse into Thailand’s premier vacation services. This is a country with a vibrant choice of luxury accommodation, ranging from contemporary designed resorts close to pristine beaches to heritage inspired hotels amidst breathtaking mountain ranges. Here are three of […]

Top 5 family adventures to enjoy in Jordan

Top 5 family adventures to enjoy in Jordan

Families looking for a change of pace on their next holiday should look no further than Jordan, a destination that offers a unique combination of adventure and education. Jordan’s rich culture and heritage brings about a sense of adventure and discovery reminiscent of the great explorers and adventurers like Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones and […]

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Visiting all 201 countries in the world is a feat in itself that few people ever achieve. British man Graham Hughes, though, has taken that challenge to a new level. He’s visited every country in the world in just 1,426 days, covering 160,000 miles in the process – and incredibly, he’s done it all without […]

The world's most expensive restaurant doesn't even have its own website

The world’s most expensive restaurant doesn’t even have its own website

It’s hard to define what makes a restaurant ‘the most expensive’, but Tokyo’s Aragawa restaurant – ranked #1 in CNN Go’s list of ’10 stupidly expensive restaurants’ must certainly be up there.  Since getting its first Michelin star, it’s moved from a somewhat shady basement office location in Shimbashi to rather more fitting ground floor […]

Luxe Home Swap brings style to home exchange holidays

Luxe Home Swap brings style to home exchange holidays

If you ever watched the film ‘The Holiday’ and thought about swapping your home for someone else’s, then read on. Luxe Home Swap is a site for savvy travellers where you can exchange your home for a short or long period of time with someone else, anywhere in the world. Swap with other stylish properties in major […]

Busting the post-holiday blues with Your Holiday Wash

Busting the post-holiday blues with Your Holiday Wash

While the annual holiday is for most of us the highlight of the year, the return home can be a daunting prospect. Not only are we hit with the reality of returning to work but there’s also a host of mundane tasks that need to be tackled. In addition to adjusting our body-clock, processing the holiday […]

Explore the Bahamas

Explore the Bahamas

There is a new way to explore The Bahamas: Conch Salad TV. Conch Salad TV provides the first online video magazine for visitors and Bahamians. While most websites cover current events, where to stay and what to do, Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive into the culture, natural beauty and […]

Startup lets travellers find and book their ideal luxury hotel room

Startup lets travellers find and book their ideal luxury hotel room

CheckYourRoom.com is a new hotel booking site that lets you find and book a specific hotel room from a carefully handpicked collection of over 250 one-of-a-kind luxury and boutique hotel rooms in the world. Travellers can search for a hotel room by destination, budget, feature, keyword or tag and they can book the specific room […]

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Jack Sarvary is the co-founder and CEO of Itinerie, a flash-sale startup. Itinerie expands on flash-sale sites like Jetsetter and Vacationist by offering full luxury vacation packages, rather than just hotels. All of these luxury one-week packages are fully private and include all accommodations and transportation to 2-4 destinations in a single Latin American country. […]

The 10 most followed travel-related Twitter accounts – updated

The 10 most followed travel-related Twitter accounts – updated

Almost 2 years ago now, I blogged about the most followed travel-related accounts on Twitter (here and here).   Since then, Twitter has seen enormous growth of course so I thought it was about time that I updated the list. Back then, not one of the accounts had even got close to 1 million followers. […]

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