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 regular updates from A Luxury Travel Blog, please make sure you subscribe to our mailing list.

Which luxury island escape is right for you? Six new trips for 2022

Given we’ve been cooped up for months, now’s the time to start thinking about that trip of a lifetime you’ve been dreaming about. And as the world tentatively opens up, so do the chances of a seriously memorable getaway. An island trip, where beaches feel all yours and hideaways provide a true sense of escape, can be truly special. Here, we look at some of the greatest island destinations… [read more]

Mercedes-Benz’s vision for the future is an ultra-efficient, luxury EV with 620-mile range

Mercedes-Benz revealed Monday the Vision EQXX, a concept vehicle that is meant to showcase what the automaker’s electric future will look like. The upshot? An eye-popping design coupled with advanced engineering that squeezes in power, efficiency and range into a compact and sporty package… [read more]

Incredible moment a private jet roars through a narrow pass in California‘s ‘Star Wars Canyon’

Incredible footage has emerged of a private jet roaring through a narrow pass in California’s so-called Star Wars Canyon. Aviation photographer Christopher McGreevy captured the breathtaking flight of a Dassault Falcon 8X private jet thundering through the canyon that crosses Riverside and San Diego County in Death Valley National Park… [read more]

Holiday bookings soar as international travel starts recovery, says holiday boss

Demand for foreign holidays is recovering towards pre-pandemic levels following the relaxation of coronavirus travel rules, according to travel firms. Steve Heapy, chief executive of tour operator Jet2holidays and leisure airline, said bookings soared… [read more]

The 10 most beautiful luxury hotels in the world, according to Instagram data

If there’s one thing Instagram has gifted us throughout the pandemic, it’s the gift of escapism. Through isolations, quarantines, and lockdowns, Instagram has reminded us that there is indeed a big, beautiful world out there waiting for us to explore. Odds are, in the last two years, you found yourself exercising your swiping thumb, scrolling through an endless array of stunning images, dreaming up your next escape… [read more]

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Comments (10)

  1. Lynne Gardner says:

    This feels like a very significant post. The first Travel News for a very long time on A Luxury Travel Blog. Is this a sign of hope? A sign that the travel industry is beginning to get back to normal.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      Yes, I used to do these posts regularly but they became rather too heavily dominated by COVID stories. I think the tide is slowly turning and it feels like a fitting time to bring this part of A Luxury Travel Blog back. 😊

      Keep an eye out for similar posts every Sunday!

  2. Dave says:

    That’s what we need for a Monday morning pick-up. Pictures of tropical islands in blue seas and a row of palms. Though without having to commute and just walking into the study, Monday morning isn’t as depressing as it used to be.

  3. Chris H says:

    Having almost got through one crisis it’s encouraging to see companies seriously thinking about the next challenge, a climate crisis.

    That BMW has serious range. Yesterday, I pulled into a car park where all 6 charging posts were in operation. Good news.

  4. Jessica Chadwick says:

    It doesn’t really come as a surprise that the Burj Al Arab is so admired. Though I can remember the days, before the Burj’s construction, when the wave shape of the Jumeirah Beach hotel was seen as ground-breaking.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      I’ve been fortunate to visit the Burj Al Arab on two occasions – once for a function celebrating their new chefs, and another time for a short stay. It is luxury on another level.

    • Rob says:

      Way back in another century, in fact in another millennium, I came remember driving the road out to where the Burj nows is and seeing camels by the road side. It’s a very different situation now with the traffic congestion.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      Going back just 50 years and Dubai’s population was just over 50,000. Today it’s more like 3.5 million. That’s some transformation.

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