Category: Websites

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Visiting all 201 countries in the world is a feat in itself that few people ever achieve. British man Graham Hughes, though, has taken that challenge to a new level. He’s visited every country in the world in just 1,426 days, covering 160,000 miles in the process – and incredibly, he’s done it all without […]

The world's most expensive restaurant doesn't even have its own website

The world’s most expensive restaurant doesn’t even have its own website

It’s hard to define what makes a restaurant ‘the most expensive’, but Tokyo’s Aragawa restaurant – ranked #1 in CNN Go’s list of ’10 stupidly expensive restaurants’ must certainly be up there.  Since getting its first Michelin star, it’s moved from a somewhat shady basement office location in Shimbashi to rather more fitting ground floor […]

Luxe Home Swap brings style to home exchange holidays

Luxe Home Swap brings style to home exchange holidays

If you ever watched the film ‘The Holiday’ and thought about swapping your home for someone else’s, then read on. Luxe Home Swap is a site for savvy travellers where you can exchange your home for a short or long period of time with someone else, anywhere in the world. Swap with other stylish properties in major […]

Busting the post-holiday blues with Your Holiday Wash

Busting the post-holiday blues with Your Holiday Wash

While the annual holiday is for most of us the highlight of the year, the return home can be a daunting prospect. Not only are we hit with the reality of returning to work but there’s also a host of mundane tasks that need to be tackled. In addition to adjusting our body-clock, processing the holiday […]

Explore the Bahamas

Explore the Bahamas

There is a new way to explore The Bahamas: Conch Salad TV. Conch Salad TV provides the first online video magazine for visitors and Bahamians. While most websites cover current events, where to stay and what to do, Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive into the culture, natural beauty and […]

Startup lets travellers find and book their ideal luxury hotel room

Startup lets travellers find and book their ideal luxury hotel room

CheckYourRoom.com is a new hotel booking site that lets you find and book a specific hotel room from a carefully handpicked collection of over 250 one-of-a-kind luxury and boutique hotel rooms in the world. Travellers can search for a hotel room by destination, budget, feature, keyword or tag and they can book the specific room […]

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Jack Sarvary is the co-founder and CEO of Itinerie, a flash-sale startup. Itinerie expands on flash-sale sites like Jetsetter and Vacationist by offering full luxury vacation packages, rather than just hotels. All of these luxury one-week packages are fully private and include all accommodations and transportation to 2-4 destinations in a single Latin American country. […]

The 10 most followed travel-related Twitter accounts – updated

The 10 most followed travel-related Twitter accounts – updated

Almost 2 years ago now, I blogged about the most followed travel-related accounts on Twitter (here and here).   Since then, Twitter has seen enormous growth of course so I thought it was about time that I updated the list. Back then, not one of the accounts had even got close to 1 million followers. […]

Win with Radisson Blu!

Win with Radisson Blu!

Radisson Blu hotels – a brand we’ve mentioned a few times on A Luxury Travel Blog in the past – is getting into the festive spirit with the Radisson Blue Quiz – a fantastic opportunity to win a weekend away at one of its hotels, choosing from Milan, Madrid, Berlin, Helsinki or Hamburg.  But even if you’re […]

New members-only luxury travel club

Travesse, a new private members-only travel club launching in the UK in November 2010, is seeking to make luxury travel more affordable.  Travesse believes travellers shouldn’t compromise their high standards and claims to offer top of the range luxury hotels, packages and experiences, but at prices that are in tune with today’s climate of cutbacks […]

50 Nights in 50 Months with Oakwood

Oakwood celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with an array of exciting celebration campaigns centered on the theme of trust. One of these golden anniversary campaigns include the “50 Nights in 50 Months” contest, where visitors to the specially designed Oakwood Asia Pacific microsite can stand a chance to win 50 nights to be used […]

In progress: Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai

The Palace Wing of the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai is currently being restored following the events of 2008 and Taj has launched a microsite to keep customers informed of progress. In the next few months Taj will be reopening the Rooms and Grand Suites of the heritage wing in a phased manner.  The […]

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Formerly with Skyscanner, Aaron Ritoper is the Vice President of Business Development at Fly.com, a website which scours major airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times and traveller class. What is it that you do exactly? I’m […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Treat yourself at Le Meurice Seeing is believing at Shompole Delve into Visit Florida Luxury Insider Explore the South Pacific with Turquoise

A cool, new way to browse a travel bookshop online

Daunt Books, the travel specialists, has launched an online resource for discerning travellers.  Mimicking the unique design of the shops where the books are arranged by country, the user can browse the careful selection of guides, non-fiction and fiction which have all been personally recommended and reviewed by the knowledgeable staff.  Whether you’re looking for […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailormade tours of India from Dominion Travel For your luxe travel needs: Elite Destinations Direct Save on theme parks with Orlando Attractions Check out Suite 116 at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles