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Honeymoons... Italian style

Honeymoons… Italian style

Whether you are a nature lover, an art aficionado, a wine connoisseur, or a sun-seeking newlywed, honeymooning in Italy is sure to please.   Italy’s rich culture and scenery attracts honeymooners looking for quite different honeymoon experiences.   From enjoying the views and sipping cocktails in Capri, to soaking up the museums of Milan, to […]

Will Trump get his way in Scotland?

Will Trump get his way in Scotland?

Donald Trump was in Aberdeen, Scotland, today for the beginning of the month-long public enquiry into what has been billed as “the world’s greatest golf course”, a proposed project that includes a luxury hotel and much more, and has been discussed on this blog previously.     His plans for a course in the home […]

Silverjet to return to the skies

Silverjet to return to the skies

A rescue package for London-based Silverjet, which recently went into administration,  is on the table. A Swiss trust company called Kingplace has made a formal offer for the airline, and the terms of the deal have been agreed with Silverjet administrator Begbies Traynor today.

Introductory special from the Metropolis Hotel Auckland

When only the best is good enough, the Metropolis Hotel Auckland is the place to meet. Under Millennium Hotels & Resorts management from the 1st June 2008,  they are  delighted to offer you this special introductory offer of $180 (inc GST) per night for a one-bedroom apartment. But be in quick, this offer is for […]

Salon de Ning from Peninsula

Salon de Ning from Peninsula

Continuing its philosophy of creating signature venues in its hotels in Asia and the USA, The Peninsula Hotels introduces Salon de Ning, an innovative new lounge and bar concept. Based on the fictitious tale of Madame Ning, a Shanghainese salonnière, these stunning new venues reflect the glamour and style of 1930s Shanghai – the “Paris […]

Drake gets fresh with the introduction of its urban garden

Drake gets fresh with the introduction of its urban garden

There is a very short distance from garden to table for Drake diners this growing season. Every square foot of sunny soil in the backyard is brimming with bushels of herbs, edible flowers, heirloom tomatoes, chili plants, radishes and greens. Nothing beats the flavour of home-grown herbs, fruit and veggies and the pleasure of handpicking […]

Royal Highland Show anyone?

Royal Highland Show anyone?

The Royal Highland Show is one of the highlights of the year in Scotland. Taking palce on 19th June 2008, the show is now considered one of the premier agricultural shows in the country. Why not complement a visit to this four-day countryside festival  with a stay at Norton House Hotel & Spa, conveniently located […]

BBQ Mastery at The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier‘s popular barbecue classes are taking a new twist with the introduction of BBQ Mastery at The Greenbrier.   This culinary event will give grill lovers everywhere the opportunity to receive a crash course in grilling and barbecuing meat.   Three of the nation’s most well-known barbecue experts – Ray Lampe, Myron Mixon and […]

Take a bite out of the Big Apple this summer

Take a bite out of the Big Apple this summer

Escape to Grand Hyatt New York this summer, and save 15% off the prevailing rate when you take advantage of their 21-day advance purchase promotion available  until 31st  August 2008. Enjoy their prime location on the fashionable East Side, adjacent to Grand Central, and visit the city’s top attractions including Times Square, Broadway theatres, Central […]

Tapping into the knowledge of others

There are a couple of semi-new travel sites that I would like to give a mention.   As you may well know, there has been a growing tendancy towards user-generated content with many sites, particularly in the travel arena.   As I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s nothing quite like  ’hearing it from the horse’s mouth’ […]

City and mountain getaway in Barcelona and the Spanish Pyrenees

City and mountain getaway in Barcelona and the Spanish Pyrenees

Spain’s Rafael Hotels is offering an extravagant city and mountain getaway that includes two nights in a junior suite at the hip and elegant Casanova Hotel in Barcelona and three nights at the 5-star La Pleta Hotel & Spa in Baqueira-Beret in the Spanish Pyrenees, both members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Available […]

Renovation of Hotel des Cataratas

Renovation of Hotel des Cataratas

The spectacular Hotel des Cataratas – the only hotel inside  Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park – is to be completely renovated.   The pool has already closed but the hotel itself – operated by Orient-Express Hotels as of September last year – will remain open.  The hotel occupies a majestic location opposite the Iguaçu Falls.

AA B&B Awards

The winners of the AA B&B Awards 2008-2009 will be revelealed at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park in London this evening. Shortlisted for the award of London  B&B of the Year are The New Linden in Notting Hill, San Domenico House in Chelsea and The St. George in Langham Place. There is also a category […]

PocketComms

PocketComms

“Because you can’t draw to save your life” is how PocketComms are billed.   These pocket-sized global communicators consist of page after page of illustrations that might be useful to those with a limited vocabulary of a foreign language.   They have been devised by James Wyatt, a traveller, illustrator and psychological operations specialist, who […]

Luxury golf package from the Inn and Spa at Loretto

Luxury golf package from the Inn and Spa at Loretto

The Inn and Spa at Loretto, a 134-room boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Fé, is beckoning golfers to come bask in the mild early summer sun and enjoy a golf excursion with their Golf Getaway Package.   The packages includes one night’s lodging, two rounds of golf (with cart) at the Black Mesa […]

She is the Taj, Goa

The third of 3 videos from Taj.

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