Category: Leisure Travel

India’s Kullu Valley to get five star ski resort

The peaks of the Himalayas are about to get their first five star ski resort in the mould of those in Vail or Val d’Isere. Indian officials have given their backing to  a $300 million project in the Kullu Valley in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, backed by Alfred Ford, great grandson of […]

Winter has arrived at Millbrook, Queenstown NZ

Winter has arrived at Millbrook, Queenstown NZ

The snow has arrived and the ski season has kicked off well and truly in Queenstown, New Zealand! Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona are fully operational with all lifts running and skiers and boarders raving about the excellent conditions. And Queenstown’s Millbrook has some fantastic winter deals and special offers and in-house guests can […]

Diamond Seat from Etihad Airways

Diamond Seat from Etihad Airways

The new purpose-built Airbus 340-500 for Etihad Airways  – part of an $8 billion order for the national airline of the UAE – has arrived, along with its ‘Diamond Seat’. The seat can rotate 180 degrees, ideal for business travellers who want to have meetings as they fly, or for leisure travellers who simply wish […]

Tanzania Under Canvas with CC Africa

Tanzania Under Canvas with CC Africa

CC Africa’s Tanzania Under Canvas – the ultimate, exhiliarating, tailormade Tanzanian safari concept – is now open for guests. The luxurious tented migratory camps have been beautifully assembled and guests are enjoying up close and personal encounters with the Serengeti’s vast and exciting game-rich wilderness. Designed with CC Africa’s legendary fully-serviced style, comfort and elegance, […]

Your own portable travel hammock

Your own portable travel hammock

Brookman’s deluxe travel hammock now features sound with its integrated, water-resistant AM/FM radio pillow. This 8′ long hammock is perfect for beach excursions, and the new water-resistant radio pillow lets you listen to music as you rest. Weighing only 22 lbs. in its own backpack, the hammock sets up in seconds and supports up to […]

DoublePool Villas at Banyan Tree Phuket

DoublePool Villas at Banyan Tree Phuket

Following the launch of 12 Deluxe Two-Bedroom Pool Villas in August 2005, Banyan Tree Phuket unveils its new and exquisite DoublePool Villa. To be launched next month, 22 stunning DoublePool Villas featuring ten-metre-long private infinity pools have been built along and into a beautiful lagoon with rates starting from US$2,000+ per night per villa. To […]

Swing Into Summer at the Omni Tucscon National Golf Resort & Spa

Swing Into Summer at the Omni Tucscon National Golf Resort & Spa

The Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa is celebrating summer with three exciting travel packages — from spending an evening admiring the stars, to learning about Southwestern wildlife, to experiencing a luxurious spa treatment — that help guests get the most out of their vacations. The resort’s location at more than 2,300 feet of […]

Immerse yourself in golf!

Immerse yourself in golf!

The luxurious Wild Dunes Resort, an island resort located near Charleston, S.C. – operated by Destination Hotels and Resorts – has created a week-long immersion into the game of golf just for women in honour of National Women’s Golf Week, 5th-11th June 2006. During this fun-filled week, enjoy casual golf lessons and clinics led by […]

Experience the splendour of East Africa

Experience the splendour of East Africa

The Kenyan travel destination management company Maniago has quickly established itself as one of the leading names in African safaris. Now, with the introduction of their prestigious Luxury Adventure Safari Experience, they have redefined the term luxury. The safari will provide its clients with an unforgettable encounter with the people, wildlife and landscape of one […]

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

Luxury holidays aren’t always about reclining beside a beautiful pool and being waited on hand and foot.   They can be more active affairs as exemplified by DuVine Adventures. Enjoying its 10th year of trading, this Somerville, MA based operator’s mission on their superb bike tours is “to engage your senses, nurture your curiosity and […]

Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

This year, the Chelsea Flower Show takes place between 23rd and 27th May. The event, held by the Royal Horticultural Society, is held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. The show  will present an  opportunity to see work from the world’s leading garden designers, including Jinny Blom, Chris Beardshaw, Andy Sturgeon and […]

Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort re-opens after Hurricane Wilma

Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort re-opens after Hurricane Wilma

Further to a $40 million post-Hurricane Wilma renovation, the Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort has re-opened. Already renowned for having one of the longest and widest beaches in Cancun, the Hilton Cancun’s beach was not only completely restored, but has had an additional 50 metres of soft, white sand. The Hilton Cancun Golf & […]

Enraged guest at five-star resort in Chile

Enraged guest at five-star resort in Chile

From Ananova: A couple are suing a five star resort after its swimming pool allegedly turned a woman’s hair green. Carolina Carreno and Francisco Vargas were on their honeymoon at a top resort in Quinta Region, Chile. Carolina’s waist-length blonde hair turned green after the went for a swim on the first night, reports La […]

Four Seasons Golf and Country Club Dubai

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is poised to inaugurate its eighth property in the Middle East and its first of three developments in Dubai with the opening of Four Seasons Golf and Country Club Dubai this  summer. Four Seasons took over the reigns of its first golfing facility in the Middle East, formerly known as […]

Ski chalet suites... in Dubai

Ski chalet suites… in Dubai

The brand new five-star Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai is offering ski chalet suites for $7,000 a night.   Yes, ski chalet suites.   And yes… $7000 a night. They offer views of Dubai’s artificial ski slope – the world’s third largest indoor ski resort. There are 15 such chalets, all designed […]

The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe opening in 2009

The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe opening in 2009

The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe will be the area’s first five star-caliber hotel. The ski-in, ski-out resort is slated to have 173-rooms, and a 20,000 square foot spa at The Highlands in North Lake Tahoe, California, on Northstar Mountain. The hotel will also be an attractive venue for groups with 11,000 square feet of meeting […]