Category: Speciality Travel

Reid's Palace, Madeira re-opens

Reid’s Palace, Madeira re-opens

After a temporary closure for renovations, Reid’s Palace re-opens today. The main improvements centre around a new spa, located in a separate building,  which is due to open in the Summer. If you visit in May, you can also enjoy the Madeira Flower Festival as part of a five-night special offer. Alternatively, there’s the Madeira […]

Experience the British Virgin Islands through Bitter End Yacht Club

Experience the British Virgin Islands through Bitter End Yacht Club

Whether aboard a luxurious 45-foot catamaran with a captain and chef or a fully-provisioned spacious Moorings 332, two new packages offer unique ways to experience Bitter End Yacht Club. Guests can see and do it all with the ultimate Island Cruise and Admiral’s Yacht-Villa packages allowing discerning travelers to explore Bitter End and all of […]

Hasdrubal Thalassa & Spa in Hammamet, Tunisia

Hasdrubal Thalassa & Spa in Hammamet, Tunisia

The perfect seting for a relaxing holiday, the luxurious Hasdrubal Thalassa is located in the resort of Yasmine Hammamet, just moments away from two outstanding golf courses. This exclusive destination faces a pristine Mediterranean beach for the ultimate in fun, relaxation and spectacular views. A state-of-the-art thalassotherapy center allows guets to unwind after enjoying the […]

Honeymoon at Copacabana Palace

Honeymoon at Copacabana Palace

Enjoy 4 nights at one of the most luxurious hotels in Rio at special honeymoon rates starting from $520 a night. The famous Copacabana Palace is a South American landmark, celebrated as a haven for relaxation, fine living and international glamour. The offer includes flowers and Champagne on arrival, a Brazilian buffet breakfast, a romantic […]

Airbus A318 orders

Airbus A318 orders

Airbus has secured 26 orders and commitments for its $45 million A318 Elite, the executive version of the manufacturer’s baseline A318 twinjet, since the aircraft’s launch last November and plans to manufacture up to 10 of the 14- and 18-seat models, called the Elite and Elite+ respectively, each year. Launch customer Comlux took delivery of […]

The Tablet 10: Secluded Romantic Hotels

The Tablet 10: Secluded Romantic Hotels

Keep this lot up your sleeve for when Valentines next comes around.    Tablet Hotels‘ top 10 secluded, romantic hotels  should also serve as a useful list for anyone currently undergoing their honeymoon plans. Chateau de la Chevre d’Or – Eze Village, France Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA Amanjena – Marrakech, Morocco Le Manoir […]

The Tablet 10: City Hotels

The Tablet 10: City Hotels

City breaks are ideal if you are on business or just interested in discovering somewhere new, and can provide a  great tonic for  today’s world of  over-stressed lives.  Tablet Hotels‘ city hotels top 10 gives you a first-hand insight into some of the very best places that the planet has to offer: Cape Grace Hotel […]

Living on a cruise ship

Living on a cruise ship

The idea of living on a cruise ship might have long been a pipe dream for many people, but it’s slowly becoming a reality for a few. Four Seasons Ocean Residences  is a 42,500 ship with $2.5 to $15 million residences (depending on whole or part ownership), expected to be ready by 2008. This news […]

The Tablet 10: Beach Hotels

The Tablet 10: Beach Hotels

Beach holidays aren’t everyone’s  ‘cup of tea’ but they’re certainly popular, so let’s take a look at the very best hotels in beach locations as I enter a second week summising the  the top 10 lists from  Tablet Hotels: La Banane – St Barthelemy, French West Indies, Guadeloupe Le Sirenuse – Positano, Italy One & […]

Solar-powered boat

Solar-powered boat

It might look like a cheap pedalo but that canopy you see in the picture is in fact a solar panel. Safe, clean, quiet, effortless to operate, virtually-maintenance free, and requiring minimal nautical knowledge, this boat is capable of ferrying up to 4 adults. Its ergonomic seats promote pure relaxation while the 700-watt electric motor […]

More luxury hotels coming to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines?

More luxury hotels coming to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines?

Boracay Island in the Philippines could be welcoming  more luxury hotels to its shores before long. Representatives of both Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons are said to have been looking for a site, according to Samie Lim who is Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce. The island is already seeing the construction of a Shangri-La […]

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa 40% sale

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa – a couples-only resort located on the best stretch of Negril’s beautiful 7-mile beach  – is offering a 40% sale for minimum 3-night visits made before 31st August 2006. All-inclusive rates begin at $247 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.

Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception

Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception

Tomorrow’s Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception, Russia’s most exclusive tourism event, will  provide its visitors with an opportunity to meet with elite Russian travelers in the ambience of the   Pushkin Museum, Moscow. Russia is seeing more people play golf year on year, and Russian golfers are increasingly seeking high quality destinations the world […]

The Tablet 10: Best Escape Hotels

The Tablet 10: Best Escape Hotels

If you’re wanting to truly escape from it all, then this latest ‘Tablet 10’ from  Tablet Hotels  is just the ticket.  In summing up the 10 best hotels to escape, they select the following: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – La Jolla, CA, USA Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA La Banane – St Barthelemy, […]

Four Seasons Damascus

Four Seasons Damascus

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is today inaugurating the new luxury Four Seasons Hotel in the capital Damascus. The hotel is majority owned by Saudi Prince al-Walid bin Talal and partners. Local media is reporting that the president’s participation at the opening is an indicator of Syria’s openness to Arab investors and a positive sign to […]

Grand Hotel Miramare – Portofino, Italy

The Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita Ligure has announced the opening of “e’SPAce”, a centre dedicated to physical and mental wellbeing through the senses. Several treatments  are on offer, including  hot stone massage, the multisensory room where sounds and smells accompany treatments, floatation treatment, the dry bath and the vitaminizing antioxidant bath.