Category: Websites

One to watch: G-wiz Xtra

The Great Hotels Organisation is unveiling a new hotel booking engine at next week’s ITB in Berlin. G-wiz Xtra will be an extension to the G-wiz  booking engine they launched a year ago, designed to address the fact many hotel chain websites are currently unable to offer multi-property availability searches, according to the company. Keep […]

Videos of hotel rooms online

Videos of hotel rooms online

A growing number of travel sites have been using video imagery to enhance what they offer and, in some cases, travel videos have been the main backbone to some new sites.   One such site is tripr.tv where users can submit short videos (between 30 and 90 seconds long) to be featured.   The incentive […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Venice’s first design hotel: Ca’Pisani Book online with Luxury Holidays Direct Kids are welcome at Driftwood in Blighty’s Famous 5 country One of the UK’s most exclusive travel agencies: Earth

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Where elegance comes naturally: Constance Hotels Discover  the Azure Collection New, 1960s-inspired Manhattan hotel: 6 Columbus A small hotel from an iconic shoe label: Barcelona’s Casa Camper

Is Facebook an effective medium for promoting luxury travel?

Is Facebook an effective medium for promoting luxury travel?

Facebook is seemingly always billed as a social networking site, but there’s clear evidence that – as with MySpace and others that have preceded it – it’s being used for business purposes.   I myself am guilty of having a mix of ‘real world’ friends, old school and university colleagues, and a number of ‘contacts’ […]

Snooth

I stumbled upon an interesting site called Snooth today. It was founded last June and claims to be revolutionising the way in which  people select  wine. By combining the company’s proprietary algorithms with the world’s most comprehensive wine database, Snooth is able to accurately identify the wines best-suited to an individual…  [it] analyzes a user’s […]

A quick look at SQUA.RE

A quick look at SQUA.RE

I was recently invited to a beta trial of  SQUA.RE, a collaboration between the luxury and media industries, targeting the 18-35 year olds (I hate seeing  that age bracket now that I’m no longer a part of it!!).   I didn’t have time to have an in-depth look but it does appear to show some […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury for less from Ultimate Retreats Delve into the JP Moser Hotel and Chateau Guide Dine  at  Bergamo’s Colleoni & dell’Angelo Discover a world of contrasts from a refreshing Finland

Private beta of Kango.com

Private beta of Kango.com

Earlier this month I was invited to the private beta of Kango.com and have only just now got around to taking a look.   I must say that, from first impressions, I’m quietly impressed.   After getting around the initial geographical restrictions (a strong bias towards North and Central America), I entered a search for […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailor-made holidays from Bridge & Wickers Join the posh set at New York’s  Monmouth Park Stay at a converted Victorian schoolhouse in Dublin Ski and short stays in Tokyo/Kyoto from Ski in Japan

The worldwide winners of this year’s World Travel Awards

The full list of winners of the World Travel Awards which I mentioned in an earlier post have now been published on their site.   The worldwide winners (as opposed to those winners for specific continents, regions or categories) are as follows: World’s Leading Airline – British Airways   World’s Leading Airline – Alliance Oneworld […]

Banyan Tree have a new website

Banyan Tree have a new website

Banyan  Tree has a new shopping site  at  Banyan Tree Gallery. It features Banyan Tree products and  promises an engaging experience for online shoppers. Features include the ability to search, detailed descriptions, dedicated sections for ‘best sellers’ and ‘what’s new’, and up-to-date information on promotion and specials. The Banyan Tree Gallery  collection ranges from signature […]

Flight Centre's Exclusive Collection

Flight Centre’s Exclusive Collection

UK-based Flight Centre has launched a new website devoted to their Exclusive Collection.   It showcases some of the world’s most luxurious holiday destinations, with exclusive offers sorted by category (family, spa and wellness, sport and lesure, etc.) or by destination. As an example, 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Room at the […]

60 Spas We Love

60 Spas We Love

Luxury SpaFinder has created an interactive map of 60 Spas We Love as a fun way to scan the globe, pick a destination, and learn more about it.   Using the latest version of Microsoft ® Virtual Earth™ technology, readers will be able to instantly learn details about the spa that is perfect for them. […]

Luxury operators without "their" own domains

Luxury operators without “their” own domains

When blogging yesterday, I nearly fell into the trap of linking to http://www.orientexpress.com rather than http://www.orient-express.com – the former goes to a  company  with a similar name (Orient Express Racing)  selling high performance motor components rather than to the  world-renowned operator  of luxury hotels, trains and cruises.   It surprises me that  a business  of […]

See luxury condos in Vegas, floor by floor

An innovative internet-based service designed specifically for prospective buyers of Las Vegas luxury high rise condos or hotel condos  has been  launched by Luxury Realty Group, Inc. This new service allows prospective buyers to search for condos available for sale by floor in a luxury high rise. It also provides images and videos specifically for […]