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Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to subscribe, please click here). This will also alert you to any other posts on the blog. Should you wish, you can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the icon again and selecting ‘unsubscribe’. The top trends in luxury cruising for 2019 As the year draws to a close, Luxury Travel Advisor looks ahead to 2019 and beyond for the hottest trends in luxury cruising. Based on feedback from luxury travel advisors, the latest research, supplier developments and our own perceptions of the luxury cruise seascape, here are top trends expected for the new year… [read more] 10 incredible places around the world where visitors are forbidden In spite of globalisation, technology, and advances in transportation, there are still places in the world you simply can’t visit. While some of us are fixated on space exploration and colonising Mars, the truth is that some parts of our planet are still practically untouched or have even been forgotten… [read more] A look at the Titanic II which will set sail in 2022 The Titanic II will make its maiden voyage from Dubai to Southampton in 2022, after which it will re-enact the exact same travel plan as the original ship, sailing from Southampton to New York, hopefully bypassing icebergs and avoiding a movie-inspiring sinking… [read more] Visiting the Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most amazing sights. James Litston looks at how to visit – and help protect – this natural wonder. Among the Grand Canyon, Himalayas and other world icons visible from space, only one – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – has the distinction of being alive… [read more] We really enjoy hearing from our readers and would love to hear your views on any of these stories! Please click on the comments below and share your thoughts. Thank you.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Is it any surprise that Cruising continues to develop and grow? What’s not to like about butler service and huge dollops of luxury?

    The industry is becoming increasingly adept at market segmentation, matching specialist cruises to consumers’ interests, developing and satisfying new niche markets.

    It is significant that Azamara, who specialise in cruises that heavily emphasise original destinations /events, can now expand and purchase their third ship.

    And who would not be tempted by cruises majoring on culinary expertise?

  2. The Titanic ll voyage in 2022 has a big pull for me. It would be fascinating to see the design of the ship and follow the original voyage. But I hope they don’t take historical replication to extremes. Recent research has revealed that there was a fire in one of the engine rooms before the liner even departed. Such was the expectation, and commercial pressure, that the ship had to set sail, contain and isolate the fire, then finally extinguish it on the other side of the Atlantic.

  3. Titanic ll. Don’t think I’ll be buying tickets for that one!

    Isn’t tempting Fate? All seems a bit ghoulish to me.

    1. I quite fancy a trip on the Titanic. I can just see myself playing the Kate Winslet romantic role up there on the prow with a handsome Leonardo Di Caprio look-a-like.

  4. Interesting how this travel world holds so many wonders and some of them are still undiscovered destinations which Great Barrier Reef seems to be.
    Awesome piece!!!

  5. On the Great Barrier Reef Story it is a relief to see the “Trouble in Paradise” sub-story. It’s all very well “Stepping lightly” in the locality but unless we take action globally waters will warm and the reef will continually be bleached.

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