Category: Websites

New spa portal from Hilton

Hilton Hotels recently launched a website dedicate to spa lovers. It’s apparently not reached the press yet, but I got the tip-off via a newsletter I subscribe to.   To view the site, click here.

Tapping into the knowledge of others

There are a couple of semi-new travel sites that I would like to give a mention.   As you may well know, there has been a growing tendancy towards user-generated content with many sites, particularly in the travel arena.   As I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s nothing quite like  ‘hearing it from the horse’s mouth’ […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Learn more about private jet membership with Sentient In Japan’s Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park: Gora Kadan Tucked away in California’s Carmel Valley is Bernadus Lodge Scotland’s finest hotels and restaurants from Luxury Scotland

Silverjet Mobile

You can now book flights, view flight status and schedules, select seats and choose meals from your mobile phone, thanks to the launch of Silverjet Mobile. Their new mobile site can be accessed by entering the usual Silverjet website address – flysilverjet.com – into a mobile phone or PDA browser. You can also text ‘Silverjet’ […]

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Kevin May is editor of Travolution, an industry-focussed magazine for online travel and division of Reed Business Information.   It consists of a blog, e-news service and a physical magazine, and is a leader in its field with an advisory board that comprises some  of the biggest names in the travel industry. What is it […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Find seclusion at Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Savour exclusive dining with Restaurant Guy  Savoy Begin a heavenly journey: Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Escape to Switzerland’s fabulous Park Hotel Weggis

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Island properties from Greek Islands Club A Corsican gem: La Maison Rorqual The European-influenced Four Seasons Hotel México, D.F. Wine recommendations from Decanter  magazine

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The travel collection from Nature & Kind Relax in the elegance of Amsterdam’s College Hotel 180 degrees from ordinary: Windstar Cruises Experience Flexjet fractional ownership

CondéNet acquires two leading travel blogs

CondéNet, publisher of Concierge.com, announced today that it has acquired SFO*Media, publisher of popular travel blogs HotelChatter.com and Jaunted.com.   CondéNet hopes to increase its travel footprint and sell advertiser placement across all of its travel sites. HotelChatter.com and Jaunted.com will continue to operate as standalone brands and will be cross-promoted where relevant on Concierge.com.

Enjoy England for Excellence 2008

Enjoy England for Excellence 2008

In case it passed you by, yesterday was St. George’s Day. And I’m sure it was no co-incidence that the presentation of the Enjoy England for Excellence 2008 awards was celebrated on the same day. For the first time, the event was held outside London, with the organisers preferring to opt for the European Capital […]

A social network for luxury travel?

The Haymarket Group – the people behind the UK trade publication Luxury Travel Magazine – recently contacted me, requesting that I complete a survey for “an online social network for the world’s leading buyers of luxury travel products and services”.   I have seen a lot of niche social networks – some for travel – […]

Argh!  Why can't companies keep their sites up-to-date?

Argh! Why can’t companies keep their sites up-to-date?

You’d think at the luxury end of the industry that operators would keep their sites up-to-date, wouldn’t you?   Whilst most do, I often stumble upon examples where they don’t.   QANTAS are currently offering a ‘Seashells Escape’ on their QANTAS Holidays homepage  – a 10-night itinerary discovering the delights of Western Australia whilst staying […]

Collective wisdom courtesy of Members Know

Collective wisdom courtesy of Members Know

American Express has just launched Members Know, a unique online travel community exclusively for American Express Cardmembers to share travel insights from their personal travel experiences and knowledge about everything from family-friendly resorts in Bali to the best Mediterranean restaurants in Chicago. American Express Cardmembers – who are more than 90% more likely to travel […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Concierge services by Concierge deLuxe Rome Hotels from Luxique Discover the  benefits of  Club 21 Card membership Villas in Europe from My Perfect Villa

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The Peruvian ecolodge of Rupa Wasi Paris Luxury Hotels from Luxique Go window shopping at Luxury Culture Estraordinary watches from Kronometry

Amazing Thailand

Amazing Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new Web site called Amazing Thailand  to tell us there’s more to Thailand than just lots of beautiful beaches.   With categories for ‘Thai-ness’,  ‘Nature’, ‘Treasure’, ‘Festivities’ and more, the site promotes more than 300 special deals for inbound travellers and lists more than  2,000 travel products […]