Category: Oceania

This is the travel behavior in COVID Summer 2020

This is the travel behavior in COVID Summer 2020

The world is still in a state of emergency. Nevertheless, many people are traveling in the Summer because after the lockdown, a serious escape is required after the lengthy staying within the four walls scenery. As the world is at different stages of the pandemic, the travel options and travel experiences are also contrasting. In […]

Hole in the rock NZ

‘Kia ora’ yachting in the Bay of Islands

One of the ultimate ways to explore the beautiful New Zealand coastline is by yacht, where stunning islands are scattered over azure seas and charming seaside towns are immersed in history. Here, silvery beaches line contrastingly rocky coasts, while pods of dolphins play offshore amidst a wealth of marine life. This destination delivers a wealth […]

A whole other world in paradise: Exploring Palau with scuba-centric luxury yacht Black Pearl

A whole other world in paradise: Exploring Palau with scuba-centric luxury yacht Black Pearl

Nature has given urban dwellers some great surprises under lockdown, and if this has inspired you to see what else there is in the untouched parts of the world, then luxury yacht Black Pearl is a sensational treat amongst the charter grounds surrounding Palau. This Micronesian island is nestled in the sapphire blue waters of […]

New Zealand: Rejuvenated and ready to return

New Zealand: Rejuvenated and ready to return

As Autumn gives way to the crisp cool days, warm company, and well-earned peace of winter, the challenges of recent months begin to ease and fade. The land and people slow down and recuperate, taking stock as we look forward to the promise and hope of a newfound spring. As we celebrate the obstacles we […]

A bird flying through Doubtful Sound

Why you should book a small overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound

While travel at this time may be the furthest thing from your mind, I think it is a great time to be planning your next adventure.  If living in a pandemic has taught me anything I would have to say the greatest lesson is to really appreciate nature and wildlife. One of the countries that […]

Memories of a luxury getaway to Queenstown, New Zealand

Memories of a luxury getaway to Queenstown, New Zealand

This is certainly an historic time we are living in; none of us have ever experienced anything like a pandemic before and we are all trying to get through this period of uncertainty the best we possibly can. Here in Canada we are completing week six of our state of emergency; it seems everywhere you […]

5 humorous short stories from a private travel guide

5 humorous short stories from a private travel guide

As a professional guide, one of the things I love most is not just to show you around our beautiful backyard, but it is to meet many different people and ethnicities, so we can learn from each other. There is nothing more rewarding to get a big thanks and hug at and end of a […]

Social distancing yacht charters in 2020

Social distancing yacht charters in 2020

Leave the city far behind this Summer and reconnect with loved ones and nature in wild, wondrous destinations only accessible on a luxury yacht charter. With social distancing travel, you will be able to go on a vacation of a lifetime and still visit amazing places. There is a wide selection of vessels available to […]

Earth's top 5 eco-luxury places to stay

Earth’s top 5 eco-luxury places to stay

Further to my last post about travelling sustainably when we can travel again, this post highlights my Top 5 favourite accommodation providers that take sustainability seriously, both in their design and construction, and their daily practices. Kasiiya Tented Camp, Costa Rica The latest eco-luxe camp in the Americas, the forest and wildlife have top priority […]

How to explore Australia with Accor once travel restrictions are lifted

How to explore Australia with Accor once travel restrictions are lifted

It’s hard to escape the turmoil that the world is in right now and the uncertainty that we all face. But rest assured, one thing is sure… the travel industry will bounce back. And when it does, Accor will be waiting to welcome you. If your travels happen to take you to Australia, here are […]

Bringing Auckland to the world during lockdown

Bringing Auckland to the world during lockdown

A stunning video that captures the beauty and stillness of Auckland, New Zealand is being shared across the world. Produced by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) while New Zealand is in lockdown to tackle COVID-19, Papatūānuku is breathing has resonated with New Zealanders and the global community – so much so that the […]

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update

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 […]

Dreaming of Australia's open roads: 10 road trips to inspire your next adventure

Dreaming of Australia’s open roads: 10 road trips to inspire your next adventure

Being at home doesn’t mean you can’t be inspired to plan your next adventure – ignite your travel dreaming from your very own couch. And Tourism Australia recognises that nothing spells freedom quite like the open road. Whether you’re hugging the coast or heading inland, Australia offers road trips like nowhere else. Why not wind […]

6 reasons why the luxury travel market in New Zealand may recover faster than the rest of the world

6 reasons why the luxury travel market in New Zealand may recover faster than the rest of the world

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, few industries have fallen as far and as fast as tourism. The coronavirus is crippling entire industries, but the private jet business is booming in New Zealand. Individuals are paying thousands of dollars to evacuate and avoid areas affected by the coronavirus. Luxury travel operators are allowing customers […]

How to take a virtual trip Down Under

How to take a virtual trip Down Under

While the global coronavirus pandemic has meant travel plans and holidays have had to come to a halt, keen travellers can still explore many different parts of Australia – all without leaving their homes. Whether it’s a live stream of baby koalas, cooking experiences with Australia’s top chefs, music from some of the country’s most […]

10 of the best wellness retreats (for when this is all over)

10 of the best wellness retreats (for when this is all over)

With modern life (and our current lockdown predicament) leaving us more likely to be sat in a chair surrounded by screens, rather than getting active surrounded by nature, it’s no surprise that more and more travellers are choosing to get away on a luxury wellness retreat. Whether it’s a digital or culinary detox, immersing yourself […]