Category: Websites

Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

A true travel connoisseur, CEO and Founder Drew Patterson brings more than a decade of experience to Jetsetter, the private sales site that helps leisure travellers discover and purchase some of the world’s best vacations. An industry pioneer, Patterson was part of the founding team at Kayak.com where, during his five-year tenure as Vice President […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Exclusive excellence from Royal Villas Europe Just over 1hr from Geneva Airport: Chalet Chocolat Luxury and iconic wines from Penfolds South America’s first luxury camp: Patagonia Camp

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Craving for Travel: Celebrating Life’s Moments Check out the luxury spas portfolio from Johansens Rollable travel shoes (!) from Spare Pear Boutique chic from Villa Elena, Sicily

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Virgin Holidays and Hip Hotels: vhiphotels.co.uk Swedish gourmet traditions from Grythyttan An idyllic farmhouse in North Cornwall Paradise in Goa from The Leela Kempinski Goa

The Luxury Travel Bible

There’s a new website just launched called The Luxury Travel Bible. Created by a team led by respected Australian travel editor Hilary Doling, the website is aimed at a sophisticated audience who is looking to make informed choices. The site includes destination articles, hotel reports, news, views and a wealth of other behind-the-scenes information and […]

New Phuket website from Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Asia has launched a dedicated website for its two resorts in Phuket. OutriggerPhuket.com makes it easy for holidaymakers to exchange information and comments about the two resorts on social media sites as well as get detailed information, browse photo galleries, and book latest offers from the two resorts.  To celebrate […]

Create your own Northern Lights with Visit Norway!

Create your own Northern Lights with Visit Norway!

The magical Northern Lights have bewitched humans since time began. Now you can create your own Aurora Borealis, against a fairytale Norwegian backdrop at Visit Norway.  Paint the sky above a dramatic northern Norwegian coastal landscape with your mouse, or use your astrological constellation, in a palette of colour reflecting your mood, to create your […]

New website: Travel Hedonism

New website: Travel Hedonism

A new luxury travel website has recently been launched by the passionate duo, Mr. & Mrs. Crystal, who have extensively researched the most hip, trendy and charming hotels, restaurants, bars and beach clubs in Europe. The result is a personal travel concierge service with exclusive recommendations and tips for 27 luxury destinations, which you may […]

Updating Twitter from 30,000 feet

Updating Twitter from 30,000 feet

I’ve talked previously about innovative ways the travel industry is embracing Twitter and one of the latest comes courtesy of Lufthansa. With MySkyStatus they are allowing users to update their Twitter (or Facebook) accounts with their whereabouts whilst in flight.  While you’re in the air, MySkyStatus automatically sends altitude, location, departure and arrival updates.  And […]

Flight comparison sites - how helpful are they?

Flight comparison sites – how helpful are they?

As I’m sure you are aware, there are a number of flight comparison sites out there.  You would think they would all essentially do the same job, but they do have notable differences.  Many airline tariffs – particularly those of the budget airlines – are complicated by extra charges. This makes it very difficult for […]

A map showing cruise ships around the world

A map showing cruise ships around the world

Here’s an interesting site I recently stumbled upon: Marine Traffic.  It shows the locations of large vessels at sea around the world, on a Google Map.  Different types of boat are colour coded for ease of recognition.  Look out for the blue icons and you can identify moving and anchored passenger ships (ferries, cruise ships, […]

Travel review sites need a kick up the bum!

Travel review sites need a kick up the bum!

I’ve resisted writing about this for some time but don’t feel I can any longer. It’s not an issue that specific to the luxury travel sector but it’s certainly one that can be important to it. I really believe it’s high time that travel review sites took their responsibilities a little more seriously.  A  savvy […]

Social media in the luxury travel industry

I’m noticing an increasing tendancy for people involved in the  luxury travel to turn to social media tools and more innovative ways of getting their message across online.   One such example is OutriggerHawaii.com which is celebrating its first birthday since its launch. Departing from the traditional hotel Web site, it showcases the allure of […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Compare prices on UK hotels Luxury hotels and resorts from Kiwi Collection Meet Francis Gimblett, The Wine Adventurer Hotel Babylon is back on the BBC

Do you trust Tripadvisor reviews?

Do you trust Tripadvisor reviews?

Recently I was reading the Tripadvisor reviews of a hotel that I’m familiar with and noted that all the reviews, although seemingly plausible, were all consistently giving full marks.   That alone  shouldn’t necessarily be grounds for suspicion but I delved a bit deeper and noticed that most of the reviewers had not reviewed another […]

New luxury hotels search engine

The travel agency Luxum Travel has launched a new luxury hotels search engine. Dluxehotels.com, created by a team with long experience in the tourism and new technologies industry, is born with two clear objectives: to develop the best selection of luxury hotels in the world and to facilitate online bookings without renouncing the guarantee of […]