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Bellagio birthday bash

Bellagio birthday bash

Robbie Williams allegedly splashed out £50,000 on a lavish birthday bash  at Las Vegas’s Bellagio  last week.  The British pop star  flew friends to the gambling capital of the world for a lavish celebration. He’ll be looking forward to the summer, too… the football (read soccer, if you’re from the US) mad Williams has organised […]

Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner

Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner

Yesterday, I mentioned Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas website, and today I’ve stumbled upon another great site of their’s. The Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner, put together by IQ Interactive, presents you with a wallet-like interface from which you can “pull out” individual items (eg. a postcard from Alaska) or “unzip” a compartment to access […]

Carnival Freedom prepares for the Mediterranean

Carnival Freedom prepares for the Mediterranean

Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, Carnival Freedom, will debut the line’s first-ever itinerary to the Greek Isles and Turkey as well as spectacular Mediterranean voyages. The luxury 110,000-ton vessel will commence its first season in March 2007 with a series of seven 12-day Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises. Carnival Freedom will also sail a total […]

TravelPost Writer Appreciation Month

TravelPost Writer Appreciation Month

Sam Shank, CEO of TravelPost.com, emailed me this evening to tell me about their writer appreciation month. A key part of his site is the hotel review section, much akin to Tripadvisor’s, and this month, if you write a hotel review, you get a share of $4000, with a greater share going to the better […]

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Venice claims to have the oldest carnival in the world, with laws establishing the holiday dating to the 13th Century. And this year, the Venice Carnival will run from 17th to 26th February 2006. Events will include masked balls, concerts, gondola parades, formal dinners and children’s celebrations. For ideas on where to stay, check out […]

Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas website

Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas website

Royal Caribbean have come up with a truly great website for their 3,600-passenger Freedom of the Seas vessel. It gives you a fascinating insight, with sections devoted to The Centrum, The Rockwall, Presidential Family Suite, The Flowrider, H2O Zone, and much, much more. The ship will be the world’s largest cruise vessel when it makes […]

Hilton Hotels ad campaign

Hilton Hotels ad campaign

Declaring that “Travel Should Take You Places”, Hilton Hotels’ new advertising campaign is catching the eye of a number of design industry critics. After launching in the United States, Canada and Mexico on 15th January 2006, the campaign and accompanying online component, hiltonjourneys.com, are being recognized for both their creativity and design. For me, the […]

Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God

Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God is one of this decade’s major exhibitions. This unique collection of Czech and international art is open to the public for the first time in modern history. The exhibition  has already been held in New York but will be coming to Prague on 16th February  until 21st […]

Fulton SuperSlim umbrellas

Fulton SuperSlim umbrellas

Fulton Umbrellas have up come up with the ‘SuperSlim’ umbrella – a ladies folding umbrella and the slimmest and lightest they’ve ever made, so great for travelling! This exceptionally slim, lightweight model weighs only 125g and is just 3cm wide yet opens to a standard umbrella size.   It is available in both plain and […]

Related posts plug-in

I’ve added a related posts plug-in to A Luxury Travel Blog.   This way you’ll be easily able to located any related stories.   Relationships are a little loose and tenuous in some instances at this early stage, but this will improve with time as more and more posts are added.

What's next for Steve Fossett?

What’s next for Steve Fossett?

Having broken the record for the world’s longest non-stop flight in aviation history last week, what’s next for Steve Fossett? He already has a host of achievements, not only in flying aircraft, but also in hot air ballooning and sailing, so I guess it won’t stop here.   When asked what he wanted to do […]

Spa du Sureau, Oakhurst CA

Spa du Sureau, Oakhurst CA

The new Spa du Sureau in Oakhurst  opened  a  few months ago  at Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst. The spa is equipped with a Hydrostorm shower system (only the third of its kind in the US), as well as all the kinds of facilities you might expect.  Elderberries are very much in favour here – […]

Blue Rose Resort, Orlando

Blue Rose Resort, Orlando

Construction should  later this year  on The Blue Rose Resort, Orlando’s tallest luxury hotel. This 39-story development will feature 1,300  rooms and condos, five restaurants, 75,000 square feet of meeting space and a 1,000-seater performing-arts theatre featuring  Broadway shows. It will be at the intersection of Universal Boulevard and Carrier Drive, and is expected to […]

Best Hotels 2006, according to Luxury Link

Best Hotels 2006, according to Luxury Link

Luxury Link, a luxury travel auction site, has recently published its 50 best hotels for 2006.   Making up a US-dominated list (approximately 1 in 3 are in the United States)  are: Amandari, Bali, Indonesia Amankila, Bali, Indonesia Ana Mandara Resort, Nha Trang, Vietnam Arizona Inn, Tuscon, Arizona Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada Biras Creek, Virgin […]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

Panasonic yesterday launched the world’s smallest 10x optical zoom digital  compact camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 has a high-speed autofocus response time, and has a retractable lens system with folded optics technology, realized by the inclusion of a prism.  The zoom ratio can be extended up to 12.5x in 3 megapixel resolution mode with minimal […]

We are sinking!

We are sinking!

Berlitz demonstrate the importance of learning languages with this fun clip courtesy of a trainee German coastguard. It’s just over 3MB so please be patient with the download… but it’s worth the wait! Berlitz is a leader in effective language instruction, whether for business or personal enrichment, not to mention being responsible for the world’s […]

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