Category: Speciality Travel

Hello! magazine's pick of the pistes

Hello! magazine’s pick of the pistes

With the Winter Olmypics now underway, Hello! magazine gives us their pick of the pistes. Chamnoix, Val d’Isère and the French resort of Tignes all get a special mention. Tignes has slopes galore for beginners, as well as more challenging runs for advanced boarders. They recommend you stay at the cosy converted farmhouse Chalet Trafalgar […]

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

In true  Valentines spirit, MSNBC has published their list of the top 10 cross-country ski resorts for lovers. Making the  very US-biased  list are: Callaghan Country at Whistler, British Columbia Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in Alberta Garland Resort in Lewiston, Michigan Lone Mountain Ranch at Big Sky, Montana Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New […]

Valentine's with Stamford Hotels & Resorts, Australia

Valentine’s with Stamford Hotels & Resorts, Australia

At Stamford Hotels & Resorts they’re taking Valentine’s Day  a step further to provide a complete romantic experience with our Romance and Seduction Package. French Champagne on arrival, canapés, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a hand-drawn rose petal bath, and breakfast in bed for two is just the start with this special overnight package. Prices start from $299.

Another celebrity pilot?

Another celebrity pilot?

The trend for celebrity pilots goes far beyond John Travolta. The latest in an ever-growing line-up of celebrity pilots is Justin Hawkins, lead singer  from the band The Darkness.   He is said to be learning to fly a helicopter.   The singer is known for his theatrical performances and it’s thought he might attempt […]

Steve Fossett and Globalflyer

Steve Fossett and Globalflyer

Steve Fossett’s Virgin Atlantic Globalflyer took off yesterday morning despite initial reports that the flight was going to be delayed due to a fuel leak. The takeoff was not without its problems, however, as two birds collided with the plane but  the extent of the damage from this collision is not thought to be serious. […]

Golf Connoisseur goes digital

Golf Connoisseur goes digital

Golf Connoisseur is to begin distributing  its magazine in digital form to some of the most affluent households in the world. The print version of the magazine  can already be found at  top private golf clubs in the United States, as well as at the finest hotels, resorts, and spas; airline’s VIP lounges; private aviation […]

World's biggest cruise ship

World’s biggest cruise ship

I bet you thought the Queen Mary II – at 151,400 tons –  was a big ship. Not satisfied with the 160,000-ton Freedom of the Seas which is due in June, Royal Caribbean, the world’s second largest cruise operator,  has just ordered the world’s largest ship. This $1.24bn monster, dubbed Project Genesis,  will be 220,000 […]

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Schools across the UK will be breaking up for February half term very soon. And if you’re looking for something a little different to occupy them, get yourself along to Warwick Castle between 11th and 26th February 2006. During the two weeks there will be a series of displays and activities, highlighting the ‘terrible tortures […]

British Airways Prestige Collection

British Airways Prestige Collection

British Airways has used its superb global knowledge and long-standing travel expertise to compile the British Airways Prestige Collection. Their exclusive collection features hotels all chosen for their elegance, exclusivity and unmistakable but understated luxury. They range from classic, well-known names to some of the world’s most fabulous boutique hotels for those who desire something […]

Noordam leaves Venice for New York

Noordam leaves Venice for New York

Holland America Line‘s Noordam  has left  its Venice shipyard today, bound for its new home in New York where it will be christened on 22nd February 2006 by actress and godmother Marlee Matlin. The ship will then embark on its maiden voyage in the Caribbean. This is the fourth and last of Holland America’s Vista-class […]

Fujitsu HandyDrive

Fujitsu HandyDrive

Are you a business traveller who needs  portable data storage whilst on your travels?   Then maybe Fujitsu’s latest offering is for you. They are getting ready to ship their newest 120GB  HandyDrive (20GB more than its predecessor). At five inches long and half an inch thick, it’s thin enough to slip in a big […]

Colombia's Hilton Cartagena 25th anniversary

Colombia’s Hilton Cartagena 25th anniversary

Celebrating its  25th anniversary with a $2 million makeover, the Hilton Cartagena in Colombia is offering special discounts  to guests. The silver anniversary offer includes a 25% (25, get it?)  discount on room rates,  as well as 25%  discount on hotel dining, not to mention a commemorative souvenir. It  is valid until 31st May 2006. […]

Castle on the Cliff, Plettenberg Bay

Castle on the Cliff, Plettenberg Bay

The Castle on the Cliff is a villa in a dramatic location a few minutes from Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.   It is rented out to one group at a time for exclusive use. Situated within its own private nature reserve, the property has four master bedrooms overlooking the sea. Access to the immediate coastline […]

Boost for Dubai Cruise Terminal

Boost for Dubai Cruise Terminal

Costa Crociere SpA, the leading cruise operator in Europe, will be offering cruises with departures from Dubai Cruise Terminal  starting from December 2006. The move by the  Italian group which operates the brands AIDA Cruises and Costa Crociere followed a series of official meetings in Dubai. The new cruises will be offered through the 2006/2007 […]

The Four Seasons Damascus, Syria

The Four Seasons Damascus, Syria

The first 5-star hotel in Damascus for over 25 years has just opened. The Four Seasons Damascus overlooks the ancient city and serves as a symbol of Syria’s growing prosperity.  It  is situated  alongside the Barada River and offers  stunning views of the historic Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh and Farouche Shah Mosque; it has a total of […]

Banyan Tree Bintan combined golf and spa package

Banyan Tree Bintan combined golf and spa package

Located just 45 minutes leisurely  ferry ride from Singapore, Banyan Tree Bintan has just unveiled  their Golf and Spa Escape package. Guests on this package will be treated to an all-you-can-play golf session and a set lunch at the Greg Norman designed Laguna Bintan Golf Course as well as a 90-minute massage at award-winning Banyan […]