Category: Speciality Travel

Temples and Gardens of Ancient Japan cruise

Temples and Gardens of Ancient Japan cruise

Join Clipper Cruise Line for an extraordinary voyage to the Temples and Gardens of Ancient Japan, departing 1st June 2006 aboard their award-winning small-ship Clipper Odyssey. Experience the unmistakable beauty of Japan’s elegant gardens, ancient castles, and opulent temples and shires as you travel in the company of a distinguished group of onboard historians and […]

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 […]

Powder Byrne's "the first night's on us" promotion

Powder Byrne’s “the first night’s on us” promotion

Book a holiday for 7 nights or more with luxury family travel specialists Powder Byrne and your first night’s accommodation will be free of charge for the whole family in whichever accommodation type booked. This offer is available at three of their most stunning 5-star hotels: Anassa, Cyprus; The Residence, Tunisia; and Arabella, Mallorca. Offer […]

Treatments, treats and tapas

Treatments, treats and tapas

How does a  full day at The Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall  in County Durham for just £99 with lunch and a signature facial sound? Start with our most popular facial, the Elemis Skin Specific Facial, a therapeutic, deep-cleansing treatment using essential oils that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.   Then, take your […]

MENA Travel Awards 2006

MENA Travel Awards 2006

The MENA Travel Awards held earlier this month celebrate the best of the luxury travel industry in the Middle East and North Africa (hence the MENA bit). There were many nominees and awards so below I’ve given a short summation by listing only the platinum winners; the United Arab Emirates dominates the honours: Platinum winners […]

Keel laying ceremony for Cunard's Queen Victoria

Keel laying ceremony for Cunard’s Queen Victoria

A ceremony marking the keel laying for Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria has been held at the Marghera shipyard of Fincantieri near Venice, Italy. The second largest ship ever built for Cunard will take to the water in January next year and enter service on 11th December 2007. It will become the third in Cunard’s fleet […]

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 […]

Spas of America partners with Google

Spas of America partners with Google

Spas of America, a spa travel website showcasing the best resort, hotel and destination spas in North America,  has announced a new content relationship with the almighty Google, to use their interactive maps to illustrate the location of their premium member spas. Whether guests fly from Europe, Asia or within North America, or choose a […]

New luxury terminal at Changi Airport

New luxury terminal at Changi Airport

Changi Airport, recently voted the Best Airport in Asia for the twentieth time in a row, is to open Asia’s first luxury terminal, designed for CIPs (Commercially Important Person). The terminal will allow those who are prepared to pay to board much more quickly and cut on otherwise long immigration and security checks.   The […]

New Mandarin Oriental luxury resort and spa in Grand Cayman

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage an exclusive hideaway resort currently under development in the secluded Barefoot Beach area of Grand Cayman Island in the British West Indies. The project will extend the Group’s successful hideaway concept, designed for sophisticated travelers in search of tranquillity, serenity and luxury, to a premier […]

The Greenbrier Summer Getaway and Complimentary Gift

The Greenbrier Summer Getaway and Complimentary Gift

As the summer sun fills the sky,  The Greenbrier  at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, invites you and  your family to relax among the quiet of the Allegheny Mountains. Here, cool breezes calm the soul, and the rush of life simply fades. They have just announced their  summer getaway which  is only $446 inclusive per […]

Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Caleo Resort & Spa is the latest addition  to the Kimpton Hotels collection. Located minutes from Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona,  the Caleo offers guests style and tranquillity whether poolside or at the resort’s lovely Jurlique Spa.  They are currently running an  exclusive offer which includes complimentary wireless internet access, evening wine reception, and 15% off […]

2005/6 Airline of the Year award in Tanzania

2005/6 Airline of the Year award in Tanzania

Precision Air have been given the 2005/6 Airline of the Year award in Tanzania in Dar es Salaam after being announced as winners by the Tanzania Tourist Board at the Africa Travel Association annual general assembly. The airline has outpaced its key competitor, Air Tanzania, and now offers an extensive domestic network that covers Zanzibar […]

Art & Tech rooms at Le Meridien Dubai

Art & Tech rooms at Le Meridien Dubai

Le Meridien Dubai has unveiled an exclusive new room category: Art & Tech. There are 50 such rooms at the hotel, aimed at business travellers. They have  cutting edge décor and feature a range of specifically tailored facilities such as a 34″ LCD television with laptop connectivity, and a dedicated work area, which includes a […]

Abercrombie & Kent goes kid-friendly

Abercrombie & Kent goes kid-friendly

Luxury operator Abercrombie & Kent hasn’t previously  been renowned for being kid-friendly, but all that looks set to change. The company has launched a new website, AKAdventureCrew.com, A&K’s new kids travel club. Children under the age of 14 who travel with A&K automatically become a member and benefit from things such as a free DVD […]

Lufthansa Private Jet heads east

Lufthansa Private Jet heads east

Lufthansa is continuing to expand its exclusive offer Lufthansa Private Jet which is set up in March last year. In addition to over 1,000 destinations already served in Europe, Lufthansa Private Jet  customers  will now be able to travel  between any of the international airports in the Russian Federation, or fly from there to Europe.