Category: Websites

Luxury travel club on Yuwie

Luxury travel club on Yuwie

I became aware of Yuwie this week.   It’s a new social networking site much like Facebook or MySpace, but with a twist.   The difference is that Yuwie pay you.   The more people you introduce to the site and the more people view your profile, or the profiles of those you have introduced […]

El Blog de un Hotel

El Blog de un Hotel

A blog about a five star hotel under construction in Spain was brought to my attention on the Aardvark Travel Forums today. El Blog de un Hotel documents the developments and construction  of a luxury hotel somewhere in Spain (and in Spanish).   Somewhat mysteriously, neither the hotel’s name or location is revealed.   We’re […]

Extravigator now officially launched

A luxury travel site which has caught the attention of a number of bloggers in recent weeks officially launched today. Having been in beta, Extravigator  is now open to the public and is billed as a place “where sophisticated travelers exchange tips, advice and experiences”.   It’s a little lacking in content at the moment […]

ultratravel

ultratravel

A new site from The Telegraph (new to me, at least!) bills itself as “your guide to heaven on earth”. ultratravel claims to be “unashamedly”  catering for those looking for a little luxury in their journey. There is also a  quarterly magazine that accompanies the site, available at a cost of £3 per issue.   […]

Recognition for Pan Pacific website

Recognition for Pan Pacific website

Congratulations go to Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts who recently scooped at the Hotel and Lodging Standard of Excellence at the 2007 WebAwards, for their panpacific.com website. It apparently excelled in design, content, copywriting, technology, innovation, ease of use and interactivity.   The site is clean and easy to use; however, it neglects those using […]

Top 10 up-and-coming travel destinations according to VirtualTourist

Top 10 up-and-coming travel destinations according to VirtualTourist

VirtualTourist has used feedback from its visitors (over 6 million a month, they claim) to determine the world’s most up-and-coming destinations.   Within the US, Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park tops the list. And, when it comes to international destinations, Lake Atitlán in  the beautiful Guatemalan Highlands  comes up trumps: U.S. Destinations Valley of […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… New York’s ultimate Italian restaurant: Del Posto Hang out at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort Learn the trade at Shangri-La Academy Cultured travels from The Cultured Traveler

Purify your body with Evian

Purify your body with Evian

It was with great delight that I visited the small town of Evian-les-Bains, home of Evian mineral water, on Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman, as the French like to call it)  last year. (You can read a little  more about that trip on the special features here and here.)   And it’s with  considerable interest […]

Another video portal, this time from Just Luxé

Another video portal, this time from Just Luxé

No sooner had I mentioned Concierge’s new video portal than I discover that Just Luxé has also started one. Currently with a yachting bias, their collection of videos  currently displays everything from private Alaskan yacht charters to footage of China’s participation in the  America’s Cup.   Only a small collection currently, but worthy of a […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury New York limo service from Limo Liner Western Australia’s finest: Western Tourism Awards Adventures in friendship and fine dining from Single Gourmet The place for luxury and style: Luxury Lane

Video portal from Concierge.com

A number of videos from Concierge.com have been available on YouTube for a while now, including a  neat  series of videos that condense 24 hours in a city into just a few minutes.   And now they’ve created their own dedicated video portal to showcase them under one roof, at their own site.   If […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Low priced private jet travel from Jump Jet Enjoy the culinary sensation that is Oud Sluis Discover the warmth of Barcelona at Hotel Majestic On an island off Mombasa, The Funzi Keys

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Helicopter rides in the Canaries from Blue Canarias Cosy Kenyan homestay courtesy of Ngong House Dine at Peter Goossens’ Hof van Cleve  in Belgium Where one great experience leads to another: Dubai

Web 2.0 and travel - what a load of claptrap!

Web 2.0 and travel – what a load of claptrap!

Am I the only one that gets irritated by the term “Web 2.0“?   I see it used all the time, with reference to travel websites and travel tools especially, but really I find it utterly meaningless.   People even talk of Travel 2.0, too.   Arrrrgggghhh!  Nobody seems capable of defining the term without […]

Re-branding of Rocco Forte Hotels

I must confess that I don’t quite follow why companies re-brand themselves sometimes;  Rocco Forte Hotels has decided to re-brand itself as The Rocco Forte Collection.  Apparently… The aim of the rebrand is to reflect how far the company has come in ten years and that all nine properties are individual in character and style […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Yacht ownership experiences from Barton & Gray Enter to win The Starwood Grand Tour Retreat to the Maldives private island of Komandoo Enjoy a luxury lifestyle at Manhattan’s 60 Thompson