Category: Africa

Interview with Ala Osmond of Exeter International

Interview with Ala Osmond of Exeter International

Ala Osmond is Managing Director of Exeter International,  a recognized leader in upscale luxury travel to Eastern Europe and Russia and one of the few companies listed on both Condé Nast Traveler’s and Travel + Leisure’s list of top travel specialists for Russia travel as well as Eastern Europe. What is it that  you do […]

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport.   It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that  you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Submerse yourself in Turkish hospitality at Ada Hotel Meet South Africa’s master tracker at Royal Malewane Check out Vancouver’s PuSh Festival schedule Embrace the ambience of Ritz-Carlton

Offers at Radisson SAS at Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh

Offers at Radisson SAS at Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh

Composed of low rise clusters of rooms set in landscaped gardens, the five-star Radisson SAS  at Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh is an  ideal  location for a relaxing  beach holiday slightly away from it all. The resort has a spa –  with sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym, and massage and treatment rooms  – and an […]

Launch of Royal Resort Cap Malabata, Morocco

Launch of Royal Resort Cap Malabata, Morocco

The $600 million Royal Resort Cap Malabata, in Tangiers, Morocco, is being officially launched today. The   resort is a mixed-use tourism, commercial and residential destination on the Mediterranean coast and the Atlantic Ocean.  It is one of the two distinctive but complementary elements of the $1.4 billion ‘Gateway to Morocco’ project. The second is […]

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy join forces

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy join forces

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization,  have joined forces to create conservation adventures in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places.    Their journeys in  2007 include Brazil’s Pantanal (14th to 26th May); the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea (17th to 29th June); the mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos […]

Excess in the City

Excess in the City

I’m currently watching ITV‘s ‘Excess in the City’ which gives an interesting insight into the daily lives of London’s City workers (who are no strangers to very large annual bonuses) and the industries that  cater for  them, from personal shoppers to luxury car sellers.   Of course, luxury travel is getting a look-in, too.   […]

Serena Hotels expands into Rwanda

Serena Hotels expands into Rwanda

Following a long-term lease agreement with the Government of Rwanda, Serena Hotels is to take over two hotels in Rwanda – the 104-room, five-star Kigali InterContinental Hotel and the 72-room, four-star Kivu Sun Hotel – from 1st February 2007. They will be renovated and be known respectively as the Kigali Serena Hotel and Lake Kivu […]

Interview with Michael Winfield of Cambridge Beaches

Interview with Michael Winfield of Cambridge Beaches

Michael Winfield, President and CEO of Cambridge Beaches and the Frascati Hotel Company, the organization that owns Cambridge Beaches and other assets, which makes  him responsible for the overall success of both companies. What is it that  you do exactly? My daily objective is to position Cambridge Beaches as an inimitable resort getaway to upscale […]

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

January seems to a popular for month for ‘best’ lists, and Ebookers is getting in on the PR game.   These are apparently the 10 best-selling beach and city destinations of the Ebookers worldwide sale, which runs until 31st January 2007: Bangkok Sydney New York Johannesburg Dubai Cape Town Barcelona Miami Perth Orlando

Interview with Andrew Loyd of Loyd & Townsend Rose

Interview with Andrew Loyd of Loyd & Townsend Rose

Andrew Loyd co-founded Loyd & Townsend  Rose in 1999 in order to promote Scotland’s finest houses and castles for private and corporate use. He previously spent 10 years in hotel management for top London properties, followed by 8 years managing private estates for some prominent New York families, which took him throughout the US and […]

Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa re-opens in Mozambique

Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa re-opens in Mozambique

Following a major renovation programme, Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa has re-opened. Situated on Bazaruto Island, the largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, the resort has converted its 24 Bay View Rooms into 12 Bay View Suites, each with two bedrooms and their own splash pool. The resort also boasts a dedicated honeymoon chalet, […]

T+L 500 2007

T+L 500 2007

Now in its fifth year, the Travel + Leisure 500  is the pick of the very best from around the world, as decreed by editors and reporters.   The Singita Private Game Reserve in  South Africa’s  Kruger National Park achieved the highest tally of 97.56. The winner of the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007, […]

Frommer's Top Travel Destinations for 2007

Frommer’s Top Travel Destinations for 2007

The editors at Frommer’s Travel Guides and Frommers.com have come up with a list of 12 emerging destinations that they recommend we visit in 2007.   Making the shortlist of places not to be missed are: Krakow, Poland Tokyo, Japan Minneapolis, Minnesota Panama Asheville, North Carolina Ethiopia Portland, Oregon Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands Okanagan […]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]

7-minute virtual Kenyan safari

Promotional video from Nairobi-based Private Wilderness.