Category: Oceania

Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Tahnya Butterfield is ‘Head Honcho’ for Style Clinic by Astin Brown Inc., having previously worked in the hotel industry, human resources and organisational development consulting. She is a relentless collector of successful talent who immerse themselves in generating dynamite bespoke luxury shopping tours, style guides and precision personalised itineraries. What is it that  you do […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Book Australia’s finest hotels at Luxury Down Under Dine in a greenhouse at De Kas, Amsterdam Use a Champagne sabre to open that next bottle See New York from above with Liberty Helicopters

City Lights Welcome Cruise from Captain Cook Cruises

In three weeks’ time (on 20th February 2007), the Queen Mary 2 will join the Queen Elizabeth  2 for the first time in Sydney Harbour. It promises to be a great spectacle and Captain Cook Cruises will be hosting a City Lights Welcome Cruise to provide passengers with front-row seats to the event.

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 […]

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

David Hiatt is Managing Director of boutique New Zealand luxury travel agency, Lookout Point.  His background is in services marketing and  he has worked extensively throughout New Zealand and the world. Lookout Point was established to provide outstanding tailored holidays through New Zealand that allow visitors to experience the very best of  our scenery, personal […]

Champagne Sunset Wildlife Safari at Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge, Australia

Champagne Sunset Wildlife Safari at Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge, Australia

Opt for a Champagne Sunset Wildlife Safari at Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge  in Australia’s Northern Territory and you will have the opportunity to see opportunity to see Buffalo, Banteng Cattle and Timor Ponies grazing or, if you  look up, you may spot Osprey, Sea Eagle or Brahminy Kite. Finish the day relaxing on their […]

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 […]

New resort at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

New resort at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef, off Western Australia,  has its first international resort hotel. The Novotel Ningaloo Resort,  on the edge of Sunrise Beach in Exmouth Marina Village, opened  last month ahead of its February 2007 opening. It is  close to Ningaloo Reef,  the largest fringing coral reef in Australia and with over 500 fish species. The $16 […]

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 Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Trisha Johnson is President of Aegean Sails  which offers high end yacht (gulet) charter services in the Aegean Sea (Greece and Turkey). Trisha previously worked in tourism in the 1980s, but spent several years in the relocation business working with New York corporations, before getting back into travel in 2000. What is it that  you […]

New Tahitian member of SLH: Vahine Island

New Tahitian member of SLH: Vahine Island

Small Luxury Hotels of the World  welcomes Vahine Island as its first hotel in French Polynesia. Located in the heart of the Society Islands, this little piece of paradise was ranked number one on Condé Nast Traveller’s “Top 25 Escapes in the World”. With nine traditional bungalows, which offer stunning views across the Tahaa Lagoon, […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fish for barramundi at Wrotham Park Lodge, Australia Experience the 18th Century at Ahilya Fort, India Devour Spanish tapas in London,  at Fino Get some retail therapy at The W Hotels Store

Tripadvisor's top 10 beach escapes for winter

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I […]

Australia Day with Captain Cook Cruises

Australia Day with Captain Cook Cruises

Experience all the excitement and celebrations of Australia Day on Captain Cook Cruises special Sydney Harbour two night Cruise from 25th to 27th January 2007 onboard the MV Captain Cook’s Explorer. Your Australia Day cruise begins with a welcome dinner and the lights of the spectacular city as the backdrop. Spend the night anchored in […]

Australia's best hotel?

Australia’s best hotel?

Crown Towers has once again been awarded one of the highest accolades in the tourism industry, winning Australia’s premier luxury travel award as Best Australian Hotel in the Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards 2007.   This beautiful Melbourne hotel can be found on the south bank of the Yarra River and has 482 luxuriously-appointed […]

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 […]