Category: Websites

Bing Travel launched

Microsoft are making another attempt at conquering the search engine arena, this time with Bing.   Although the search results seem generally good (this blog is in the top 10 for a search for ‘luxury travel’ so I could be a little biased!), I am left thinking that they needed to offer something better still […]

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Catherine Leech has worked in luxury travel for more than 25 years. She started in PR before becoming European Director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, then Managing Director of luxury tour operator, Caribtours. After the tsunami of 2004 she moved to Sri Lanka where she worked for two years, mostly as a volunteer, […]

Paying less for luxury in the UK

I’m pleased to be able to announce that we’ve converted our long-established  UK hotel site into a UK hotel comparison service.   Currently the site is able to search availability with Active Hotels, LateRooms and Superbreak (with more being added as I type) and return the best price.   Sometimes there is little difference but […]

Kiwi Collection teams up with Forbes Traveler

From early next year, the entire portfolio of hotels with Kiwi Collection (2,100 in total) will be available for online booking to visitors of Forbes Traveler.   Speaking of the partnership, Kiwi Collection  CEO Erik Haugen has said: This is a great fit. Forbes Traveler and Kiwi Collection are completely focused on providing luxury travelers […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Beautiful by nature: the Turks & Caicos Islands A new Mexican resort and residences: Nizuc Passionately designed jewellery from Loree Rodkin Designed for New York’s long term visitor: Bristol Plaza

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… On the Baja Peninsula’s southern tip: Villas del Mar Ulysse Nardin: fine timepieces since 1846 Luxury motor yachts from Sunseeker Revolutionary jet ownership  from Vitesse Flight Partners

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort... online!

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort… online!

OK, so it’s far from the real thing… but it’s not a bad attempt at it.  An online golf game called World Golf Tour that’s currently in beta lets you play holes from the  Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, South Carolina. The free version lets you play a ‘get as near […]

Luxury Asset Trader

Luxury Asset Trader is a free, online trading house for upscale items such as yachts, exotic vehicles, motorcoaches, properties, aircrafts, luxury services, jewellery and more. This site allows investors to   bargain their assets in any manner they desire – full, partial, or   cash trade. This website is free of charge and exchanges are […]

Special Hotels of the World 2009

The Great Hotels Organisation has officially launched the Special Hotels of the World 2009 Exclusive Travel Collection Directory. The latest edition includes a hand-picked selection of over 50 of the world’s best hotels that offer something special or unique to the discerning traveller. The new coffee-table style directory features breathtaking photography, hotel facts and tips […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury hits the beach at sunny.org The dazzling Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Luxury motor yachts from Ferretti Yachts Luxury for the select view, from Seaside Properties Group

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Resort and spa management from Six Senses One of Dublin’s best sleeps: The Shelbourne Dazzling silks from Bao Khanh Silk, Vietnam One of Asia’s finest resorts: Laguna Phuket

Tourist attractions in Norway and Spain

At work we’ve recently completed two new European travel  sites, providing tourist information for Norway and Spain (sites for other countries in Europe are being worked upon as I type). A Norway Attraction and A Spain Atraction have information on over 1600 and  2500 tourist attractions respectively and, we think, are the biggest resources of […]

New site from Peninsula

New site from Peninsula

Peninsula Hotels has launched a new website. The new site has been designed so that it is more user-friendly, so that it is easier to navigate through the various pages, and so that the new text and photography “will almost make you feel like you’re already staying at one of our hotels”. There’s extensive information […]

Kiawah Moments

For many families, returning to South Carolina’s Kiawah Island Golf Resort year after year has become a cherished tradition. They come to the island to relax, reconnect and create new memories with family and friends. As a tribute to those special times,  they have launched a new interactive online journal where Kiawah vacationers and residents […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Maxwell Scott bags, made from fine Italian leather Why not joing the  Hideaways Aficionado ® Club? Florida’s newly-renovated Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa   The world-renowned Hotel Bora Bora

Specialist travel communities on the rise?

Hyatt have launched their own travel community – called yatt’it. It’s still in beta but is described as a place “where Hyatt Gold Passport ® members share their insider tips on worldwide travel”. The site has a growing collection of insider tips on worldwide travel.   Could this kind of site be a growing trend? […]