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Asia Luxury Travel Market 2009

The Asia Luxury Travel Market 2009 took place in Shanghai this week. The 3-day, invitation-only  event is now in its third year.   If you’ve attended, please let us know your thoughts on the show by posting a comment here.

An insight into Branson’s Virgin Galactic

Are you fascinated by space travel?   If so, sit back and enjoy this short video that is fronted by Sir Richard Branson and introduces us to Virgin Galactic due to be the world’s first commerical spacecraft.  

Luxe for less at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, Mazatlan

Luxe for less at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, Mazatlan

The Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay luxury oceanfront resort, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, recently opened the doors to its new 16,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art spa. The spacious and elegant, the new Spa is delights guests with a wide variety of pampering services. The spacious and elegant new spa delights guests with a wide variety of pampering […]

The world's most unusual hotel minibar item?

The world’s most unusual hotel minibar item?

These days it seems it’s not enough to offer just a few drinks and snacks in a hotel minibar.   Hotels are going a step further, offering all manner of items from bikinis (W Retreat & Spa, Maldives) to gourmet dog biscuits (The Loews Hotel, Denver).   But perhaps one of the most unusual items […]

13th St Kitts Music Festival

13th St Kitts Music Festival

The world-renowned St Kitts Music Festival is one of the most diversified music shows in the Caribbean, attracting legends including Shaggy, Shaka Khan, Busta Rhymes, Kool & The Gang and Wyclef Jean in its 13 year history. At this year’s festival, from 25th-27th June 2009, the fabulous KC and the Sunshine Band will be entertaining […]

Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali

Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali

Perched 70 metres above sea level on the cliffs of Bali’s southernmost peninsula, Banyan Tree Ungasan will be located near the sacred site of Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple. The resort is designed to offer absolute privacy and seclusion but is just 25 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and the thriving beaches of Kuta, Seminyak […]

Nikon D5000

Have you seen the new Nikon D5000?   It comes with a unique 2.7″ LCD vari-angle monitor which makes it easy to take pictures from any angle, 12.3 megapixels and EXPEED image processing system for high definition images.   It also offers Live View with four AF modes and enhanced creativity with HD movie function […]

New luxury hotels search engine

The travel agency Luxum Travel has launched a new luxury hotels search engine. Dluxehotels.com, created by a team with long experience in the tourism and new technologies industry, is born with two clear objectives: to develop the best selection of luxury hotels in the world and to facilitate online bookings without renouncing the guarantee of […]

Whistler is sizzling this Summer!

Whistler is sizzling this Summer!

Whistler is so cool this summer, it’s sizzling!    Take a look at  the amusements and get a preview to the 2010 Winter Olympics with a peek at some of the hottest activities, including everything from Summer skiing and the  greatest mountain biking trails to fishing, canoeing and hiking. And Pan Pacific Whistler’s two hotels […]

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem...

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem…

A new follower of A Luxury Travel Blog on Twitter caught my eye this morning. Mangia  (Twitter account, @Mangia_Inc) is an online service where you can order food from your stadium seat  by cell phone and have it brought straight to you.   Sheeesh… and they wonder why they have an obesity problem in the […]

Attack on luxury hotel in Pakistan

Sad news is emerging of a suicide attack on a luxury hotel in Pakistan. The landmark Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar in the north-west of Pakistan was stormed by gunmen from a truck which gained access through the hotel gates before it exploded.   Early reports say that 11 people have been killed and at […]

The best airport in the world

The best airport in the world

The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place.   The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. Zürich 5. München 6. […]

Bing Travel launched

Microsoft are making another attempt at conquering the search engine arena, this time with Bing.   Although the search results seem generally good (this blog is in the top 10 for a search for ‘luxury travel’ so I could be a little biased!), I am left thinking that they needed to offer something better still […]

Devil’s Pool, Zambia

On the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls there is a natural pool known as Devil’s Pool, right next to the 1,708 metre drop. If you were visiting, would you dare to take a leap of faith into the pool?   Take a look at the video before answering!

Special feature: Le Grand Cirque Fantazie

Special feature: Le Grand Cirque Fantazie

This afternoon we went to the Liverpool Empire Theatre to see the acrobatic production, Le Grand Cirque Fantazie.  It  was billed as  one of the most exciting shows  we will ever see, and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Le Grand Cirque has had sold-out shows all over the world and has played to over 10 million […]

UK Summer Champagne & Gourmet Break

UK Summer Champagne & Gourmet Break

South Cumbrian restaurant L’enclume has teamed up with some of the world’s top Champagne houses, including Bollinger, Pol Roger, Louis Roederer, Laurent Perrier and Deutz, to bring you a fantastic value-for-money luxury Champagne & Gourmet break. On arrival a bottle of Champagne of your choice awaits you, and to follow an 8 course dinner served […]

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