Category: Asia

8 ways to get the most out of Spring skiing in Hakuba, Japan

8 ways to get the most out of Spring skiing in Hakuba, Japan

Whether confined to school or work holidays or simply set on getting as many ski trips into the season as possible, a spring ski holiday definitely has it`s quirks. While warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and perhaps less crowds are definite pluses to skiing later in the season, slushier snow and fewer open slopes are some […]

Luxury travel news this week

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 […]

7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago

7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago

The mysterious Mergui Archipelago, off the east coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, is the newest destination in Asia to open up to luxury travel. With 800 largely uninhabited islands scattered across a broad swathe of the Andaman Sea, the large region was once the rest and recreation playground for Burma’s British colonial holidaymakers dating […]

7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world

7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world

One of the best ways to travel and see the world’s sights is by train. Here are some of the most spectacular trains and train journeys around the world, from classic journeys such as going from London to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to travelling from north to south across Australia and making your way […]

Discovering Bagan, Mayanmar

Discovering Bagan, Mayanmar

On our journey to pick up the boat at Pakkoku taking us down the Irrawaddy river to Bagan, I asked our guide Wyn about a rather peculiar practice I had noticed with the locals in Myanmar. Every morning they paint their faces with a yellow substance, looking like very poorly applied make up, some add […]

Over-tourism leads to under-tourism

Over-tourism leads to under-tourism

While ‘over-tourism’ has been a hot topic over the past year, its antidote ‘under-tourism’ has gained momentum in the last few months and we are thrilled! We identify hugely with this new trend as we appreciate that tourist hoards can be off-putting for many, especially the discerning traveller who values exclusive experiences when exploring destinations […]

Luxury travel in Vietnam

Luxury travel in Vietnam

With so much to offer including pristine beaches, vibrant cities and ethereal landscapes, Vietnam is a sparkling jewel in the crown of Southeast Asia. Whether you want to stay in a unique city centre luxury hotel or spend your time at an elegant and luxurious beach resort, Vietnam has got you covered. If you fancy […]

This new luxury villa collection is another reason to visit Sri Lanka right now

This new luxury villa collection is another reason to visit Sri Lanka right now

One of the most up-and-coming luxury holiday destinations just got a whole lot more tempting. Luxury villa rental service Inspiring Villas has added some of the most exclusive beachfront properties in Sri Lanka to their portfolio. Already known for their exclusive luxury villas in Thailand, Inspiring Villas is now offering the same five-star standard in […]

Luxury travel news this week

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 […]

And the world's cleanest airline is...

And the world’s cleanest airline is…

Japan’s All Nippon Airlines (ANA) has been voted the world’s cleanest airline. The annual airline survey conducted by Skytrax shows how passengers rate airlines’ hygiene levels. As part of the World Airline Awards, it asked its database of 24.45 million customers to rate the standards and quality of cleanliness based on their flying experiences, taking […]

Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Ever raised an eyebrow at the price of a meal on holiday? Spare a thought for those that live there. The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey and it makes for very interesting reading. The survey was created to help companies calculate cost-of-living for expatriates and business travellers. Comparing the cost of […]

The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys

The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys

When it comes to exploring the world by train, the choice seems never-ending. For many it’s the destination that makes all the difference, be it the Rockies of Canada or Australia’s far-flung outback. But, it’s also the train itself that truly makes the journey truly unforgettable, whether you’re drawn to the glamour of travel’s Golden […]

All that glitters is gold: some of the world's most spectacular gold landmarks

All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks

Visit some of the world’s most impressive gold-themed attractions, from temples and museums that preside over the skylines of iconic cities to a lavish hotel made of gold which takes luxury to whole new heights, and a famous stretch of golden coastline which is a magnet for the A-list. After you’ve had your gold fix, […]

Laos

10 cookery schools to discover around the world

‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food’… George Bernard Shaw Food is humanity’s greatest connection with each other. One of travel’s enticing rewards is the discovery of new cuisine and exploring the soul of a place through its dishes. We have handpicked 10 of our favourite culinary experiences to delve into; food […]

5 resorts perfect for a halal friendly family Summer trip

5 resorts perfect for a halal friendly family Summer trip

It’s crazy to think we’re already nearing the end of March. With the months flying by and Ramadhan just around the corner, before we know it the summer holidays will be here. Take it from experience, planning the summer holidays equates happy kids. It’s like scheduling your work day, like having a monday.com app for […]

Ethical elephant tourism in Cambodia

Ethical elephant tourism in Cambodia

As tourist numbers grow in Cambodia the number of elephant ‘sanctuaries’ is also on the increase. Understandably, people want to experience these majestic creatures in their natural habitat but as their numbers reduce this is becoming more and more difficult. The death of an elephant that was being used to offer tourists the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity […]