Category: Websites

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 […]

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 […]

New website for Greywalls in East Lothian, Scotland

New website for Greywalls in East Lothian, Scotland

Greywalls, a country hotel at Muirfield in East Lothian, opened for the 2006 season in March, slightly earlier than normal.   And to co-incide with their opening, they announced the launch of the new Greywalls website.   The site has a simple design, with nothing too fancy, consistent with the ambience of this stylish property. […]

Travel + Leisure add restaurants to website

Travel + Leisure add restaurants to website

Published monthly by the American Express Publishing Corporation (a subsidiary of the American Express Company), Travel + Leisure is a highly respected magazine, with an excellent online presence.   They have recently added restaurants from all over the world to their site.   For now, the bulk of the content focuses on the US (1287 […]

Tourism nominees for The Webby Awards

Tourism nominees for The Webby Awards

The nominees for the  Best Tourism Website 2006  category of The Webby Awards have been announced. Shortlisted are EarthCam, Great Australian Spaces, MadeinMTL.com, Select Italy and NewZealand.com/travel. The Webby Awards are given each year by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin […]

Carnet Travels website achieves recognition

Carnet Travels website achieves recognition

The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading media awards competition, has announced Carnet Travels as a 2006 Gold winner. The luxury travel website is a production of New York-based  Code and Theory, an interactive design firm that is known for its technical ingenuity and creative excellence in online media. The site is an online guide for […]

Luxury travel flying high online

There’s an interesting article on adotas.com about how much the internet is used for booking luxury travel online.   Here it is: A study released Wednesday by Yahoo! Search Marketing found that 87 percent of consumers who go on high end vacations use the Internet to some capacity in making their travel arrangements. Yahoo! surveyed […]

dailyLuxé special pick

dailyLuxé special pick

I received an email late last night from Mike Pearse of LuxéMont, a company that specialises in a suite of websites with the luxury lifestyle in mind. As a result of our email exchange, I’ve added dailyLuxé to my list of links and A Luxury Travel Blog now features as a ‘Special Pick’ on dailyLuxé’s […]

Susan Kime Luxury Lifestyle Journalist

Susan Kime Luxury Lifestyle Journalist

Susan Kime – a luxury lifestyle journalist – dropped me a line this evening, seeking a link exchange which, given our obvious shared interest, of course I am happy to do.   Susan’s website includes her profile, details of articles in a range of publications from The Robb Report to Elite Traveler, links and a […]

Win a stay at Charlton House & Monty’s Spa in SOMERSET

Celebrating the launch of a new website for romantic holidays and the release of “Imagine Me & You” on 31st March 2006, South West England has teamed up with UIP/Universal to give away the perfect romantic gift: 2 nights at the  fabulous award-winning Charlton House & Monty’s Spa in Somerset, with 1st class rail travel […]

Guinness blog launched

Guinness blog launched

World-renowned brewer Guinness launched a weblog last Wednesday that is created and written by the company’s staff to give you an inside track on Guinness in Great Britain. Tip:  just say you’re from the UK when hitting their homepage in order to by-pass some legal mumbo-jumbo that otherwise disallows your visit.  

Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner

Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner

Yesterday, I mentioned Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas website, and today I’ve stumbled upon another great site of their’s. The Royal Caribbean Cruise Planner, put together by IQ Interactive, presents you with a wallet-like interface from which you can “pull out” individual items (eg. a postcard from Alaska) or “unzip” a compartment to access […]

TravelPost Writer Appreciation Month

TravelPost Writer Appreciation Month

Sam Shank, CEO of TravelPost.com, emailed me this evening to tell me about their writer appreciation month. A key part of his site is the hotel review section, much akin to Tripadvisor’s, and this month, if you write a hotel review, you get a share of $4000, with a greater share going to the better […]

Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas website

Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas website

Royal Caribbean have come up with a truly great website for their 3,600-passenger Freedom of the Seas vessel. It gives you a fascinating insight, with sections devoted to The Centrum, The Rockwall, Presidential Family Suite, The Flowrider, H2O Zone, and much, much more. The ship will be the world’s largest cruise vessel when it makes […]

Hilton Hotels ad campaign

Hilton Hotels ad campaign

Declaring that “Travel Should Take You Places”, Hilton Hotels’ new advertising campaign is catching the eye of a number of design industry critics. After launching in the United States, Canada and Mexico on 15th January 2006, the campaign and accompanying online component, hiltonjourneys.com, are being recognized for both their creativity and design. For me, the […]

A Luxury Travel Blog teams up with Travel Rants

A Luxury Travel Blog teams up with Travel Rants

I’ve exchanged links with the Travel Rants blog run by Darren Cronian.   I’ve known Darren  for a number of years now – he used to be a fellow moderator on the Aardvark Travel Forums until he sadly became too busy to frequent the place.   Darren also runs the excellent Worldwide Holiday Homes website, […]