Category: Speciality Travel

New rooms at Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Argentina

New rooms at Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Argentina

Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, & Golf Spa, is making progress with the construction of 42 new rooms with stunning views of Moreno Lake and Mount Tronador. The work began a year ago and is expected to finish in March 2007. Construction is taking place outside the main hotel building so service continues as normal.

Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle

Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle

Magellan‘s eXplorist GPS receiver, being  support up to 22 maps on its internal memory,  is a great product in its own right. But now it just gets better with the  Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle. This bundle, which includes MapSend Topo 3D USA software, a cigarette lighter adapter, USB cable and clip case, will give […]

The Tablet 10: Best Spas

The Tablet 10: Best Spas

The spa industry has grown enormous over the past decade.  In my daily summary, today I  look at the Tablet 10 Best Spas as judged by Tablet Hotels. Making the list are: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – La Jolla, CA, USA Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA Amanjena – Marrakech, Morocco The Peninsula – […]

Cruising on the Paul Gauguin

Cruising on the Paul Gauguin

Book a cruise on  Radisson Seven Seas Cruises‘  Paul Gaugin before 31st March 2006 and you can enjoy one of their 7-night Society Island trips for less than $2,000 per person.  This fabulous ship leaves Papeete, Tahiti every Saturday before cruising around the South Seas islands. Two days are spent in Bora Bora and two […]

Northolme Resort & Spa, Mahe, Seychelles

Northolme Resort & Spa, Mahe, Seychelles

Hilton have opened a new resort on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles  – the Northolme Resort & Spa. Formerly the Hilton Seychelles, it is now jointly managed by Hilton and the Crowne Company. It has 40 villas, each with king size beds, rainfall showers and spa baths. There’s also two restaurants on site […]

Exclusive Winelands gourmet special in Paarl, South Africa

Exclusive Winelands gourmet special in Paarl, South Africa

The Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl, South Africa, has designed a gourmet package for a special rate of just R2860 per person. Now you can escape from your daily business and surprise your family by spending wonderful culinary days in the sunny Winelands. The package includes two nights in a luxury suite, a South African […]

Special feature: Orient-Express Gift Certificates

Special feature: Orient-Express Gift Certificates

Orient-Express  offer a wide choice of options  to help you select the perfect gift,  whether it be  a journey aboard the Orient-Express, the ultimate dining experience  or a spa treatment at one of their luxurious hotels.      Gift certificates can also be purchased which is available for any journey aboard their trains and cruises, […]

The Spa at Brown's in London

The Spa at Brown’s in London

The newly-refurbished Brown’s Hotel in  Mayfair, London, has announced the opening of its new spa. This Rocco Forte hotel  provides a tranquil  haven from which to escape the pressures of city life. The Spa at Brown’s provides  technologically advanced health and beauty treatments, designed to relax and pamper while of course also  providing maximum benefit. […]

New jet from Eclipse Aviation

New jet from Eclipse Aviation

If you’re in the market for your own personal jet, you might want to take a look at the new Eclipse 500. It can hold six people and is economical to run thanks to its light weight.  One innovative feature  of this 375-knot jet is friction stir welding. The plane is a  steal at $1,295,000; […]

New first class lounge from Qatar Airways

New first class lounge from Qatar Airways

Last week Qatar Airways revealed its new on-board first class lounge product. Showcased at the ITB Berlin travel convention, the airline’s new A340-600 fleet (delivery of which  will commence  later this year) will be equipped with  a dedicated first class lounge. Features include a stand-up bar with drinks rack and spotlight mood lighting, and cream […]

Rum Cay Resort Marina in the Bahamas

Rum Cay Resort Marina in the Bahamas

Most Bahamian islands give you a beautiful beach… at Rum Cay, they’ll give you that and so much more. The planned 900-acre resort marina on the island will include a luxury hotel, spa, restaurants, shops and real estate, and is scheduled to open early next year. The island is situated 360 miles east of Miami, […]

James Bond, licensed to fly

James Bond, licensed to fly

Ever felt like donning your tux and imagining you were James Bond?   With Elan Experiential Design Inc., you can! (Sadly, their website is  rather slow to load.)   They are offering a 007 adventure as  one of their extreme luxury experience offerings. You’ll get to fly to Nice, France, by private jet or first […]

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

If you’re a US cancer patient, did you know that you can fly to recognised treatment ceters around the country, absolutely free, in the empty seats of corporate jets? New York State-based Corporate Angel Network is a national public charity which works directly with patients and families to co-ordinate their travel needs with the flight […]

Global Express plane from ExcelAire

Global Express plane from ExcelAire

Based in Long Island, NY, ExcelAire  is about to add  a Global Express plane to its private jet fleet.   The aircraft flies from New York City to Tokyo nonstop in 14 hours. There’s nothing that remarkable about the journey time but the level of comfort is second to none. The plane represents the pinnacle […]

ClipBio flash drive

ClipBio flash drive

If you travel with sensitive information on your laptop, you may want to take measures to protect it in the event of loss or theft.   The ClipBio flash drive is a foolproof padlock, preventing access to  information to anyone  but you  thanks to  leading edge biometric fingerprint technology. The device costs $229 for a […]

Business Travel News’ annual US Hotel Chain Survey

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts  has overcome Ritz-Carlton’s 6-year reign at the top of Business Travel News’ annual US Hotel Chain Survey. Mandarin Oriental came third and Starwood’s St. Regis fourth.