Luxury travel news for the week ending 20th February 2022

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.

How Bezos stacks up against other tech titans in super-yacht size race

After all the fuss over his suggestively shaped space rocket, it seems Jeff Bezos is still obsessed with the idea that size really matters. The world’s third-richest man (behind Elon Musk and LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault) is building a megayacht in Holland on a scale so excessive that it looks… [read more]

New resort in the Maldives for Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new resort on a private island in The Maldives that is scheduled to open in 2025. The resort is currently under development on a pristine Indian Ocean site and will stretch across three private islands on Bolidhuffaru Reef in South Male Atoll… [read more]

The low-down on the pandemic-induced private jet boom

Private jet charters have seen a leap in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, as more frequent fliers try to find an alternative to cancelled scheduled services and fly safely within their travel “bubble”… [read more]

Private jet flying

‘Hello Turkiye’ #helloTürkiye

The Turkish name for Turkey – Türkiye – is how the Turkish government want you to refer to the country from now on. The “ü” is a little unusual for non-Turks and sounds something like a long “u” combined with an “e”, with the whole pronounciation of the word being something akin to “Tewr-kee-yeah”… [read more]

Rolls-Royce eyes first battery planes from 2025 as it inks private e-jet deal

Rolls-Royce is pulling forward its expectations for delivery of the first fully electric planes using its new battery system, with one of the company’s top executives indicating aircraft using its zero-emission P-Volt powertrains could be ready for take off as early as 2025… [read more]

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Comments (5)

  1. Tim says:

    It will probably be a long and bumpy flight to a truly successful and truly battery powered airplane. Encouraging to see that Rolls Royce are beginning that journey.

  2. Diana Presley says:

    Putting these stories with other stories I’ve read I’m beginning to get the impression that there really are encouraging shoots of growth in the travel industry.

  3. Steve says:

    Having seen forecasts for rising sea levels I’m not sure that I would be making investments in the Maldives.

    Mandarin Oriental must have a lot of faith in mankind’s ability to beat climate change.

  4. Lorraine Berry says:

    And another story for Travel News, a worrying one for those of us with a lot of travel to catch up on, especially if our travel plans include a lot of flying.

    Aircraft fuel is now $111 a barrel, that’s up by 25% over the last year. You can find the full story in today’s Times.

  5. Nick says:

    The word on the street is that it will be the luxury market segment which recovers first and best.

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