Category: Oceania

Sylvester Stallone's hotel room and private jet searched

Sylvester Stallone’s hotel room and private jet searched

Sylvester Stallone has had his luxury room at the Park Hyatt Sydney hotel and his private jet searched by Australian customs officials.   The event follows a search of luggage belonging to his entourage in which it is alleged that prohibited substances were being carried, possibly steroids.   In Australia, the unlicensed importation of a […]

Take a world tour in luxury

Take a world tour in luxury

Why not plan ahead for late spring and early summer travel? Take advantage of these great offers from Leading Hotels of the World taking you to the unique destinations of São Paulo, the Great Barrier Reef and Budapest. Fasano, Hotel e Restaurante – São Paulo, Brazil For more than 100 years, the Fasano family has […]

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Ryan Bifulco is Executive Producer of journeyPod, a luxury lifestyle brand that fuses music, fashion, and travel with a pinch of style. He has previously worked for the likes of Lufthansa, Marriott and the Tourist Office of Spain through his consulting firm, Travel Spike. What is it that  you do exactly? Since we say at […]

Suite of the week: Horizon Overwater Villa at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Suite of the week: Horizon Overwater Villa at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Suite name: Horizon Overwater Villa Resort: Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, French Polynesia Size of accommodation: 950 sq ft Cost per night: 140,000 CFP Who’s stayed there? Isaiah Washington, Christina Applegate, Alicia Silvestone, Rob Lowe What makes it special? The resort reflects a perfect balance between Polynesian authenticity and refined luxury.       […]

Turtle Island Fiji

A brief overview on the logistics involved in taking a trip to Turtle Island Resort.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Find family-friendly properties with Ciao Bambino See New York from above with Liberty Helicopters Explore Extravagance Magazine for luxury suggestions Book Australia’s finest hotels through Luxury Down Under

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Richard Beck is President of Classic Travel, a luxury travel website supported by a full service travel agency that has been operating in New York City since 1962. As well as enabling you to book hotels online, the website goes a step further and actually allows you to customize your room, letting you  decide what […]

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