Archive for the ‘Varia’ Category

EasyJet announce the end of seat scrambles

EasyJet announce the end of seat scrambles

You know the routine. You’ve booked an EasyJet flight for a short weekend break, but you forgot to book your seat. You’re eyeing up the other passengers at the gate. Screaming children – check. (more…)

Arabian nights

Arabian nights

Just down the road from Dubai’s World Trade Centre in the finance district isn’t the most likely of locations for a beach club, but as of this month, that’s exactly where you’ll find Purobeach’s latest offering. (more…)

French pin-ups

French pin-ups

Christie’s is holding a sale of vintage travel posters and luggage celebrating the golden age of tourism.

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, while the industrial revolution clanked and steamed its way ahead, tourism was undergoing its own revolution. (more…)

Go behind the scenes of Brazil’s art world

Go behind the scenes of Brazil’s art world

Luxury travel operator, Cazenove+Loyd is offering travellers the chance to explore Brazil’s art world with a new tour of artists’ workshops and museums.

The South American specialists will give those on the trip the chance to immerse themselves in the country’s contemporary art world and includes access to some of the best galleries and private exhibitions in Rio, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais. (more…)

Treatments on tour

Treatments on tour

Beauty favourite Elemis has taken its award-winning treatments and products on a tour of the UK with 15-minute facial and body spa therapies available on board its SpaBus.

The bus has travelled across the UK, stopping at events including the Wireless Festival, Marylebone Summer Fayre, and Clothes Show Live. (more…)

Award-winning travel writing

Award-winning travel writing

Conde Nast Traveller writer Horatio Clare has won a prestigious award for his piece about Ethiopia published in the June 2010 issue.

The article, Rock of Ages, won the Travel/Tourism Award at The Foreign Press Awards 2010, held at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in Mayfair on Tuesday night. (more…)

Interactive shopping arrives in New York

Interactive shopping arrives in New York

The OC Concept store opened in New York yesterday and aims to pioneer a new hi-tech style of luxury shopping.

The boutique, which houses a selection of the best in art, lifestyle, beauty and leather goods provides interactive hologram screens throughout the store to allow shoppers the chance to customise their purchases such as watches, yachts, and chalets and view their creations in real-time. (more…)

Fine and dandy

Fine and dandy

While other districts of Paris modernise and bow to the mustachioed ‘ipster culture, one corner of the city has a foot rooted firmly in the past.

Hotel Eugene en Ville takes its inspiration, and indeed its name, from another, moustache-touting intellectual: Eugene Sue, the 19th century French novelist. (more…)

Tribal prints

Tribal prints

Among works by Lowry, Epstein and Picasso on sale at Art London this week will be a collection of pictures donated by some of the world’s most legendary photographers in aid of endangered tribes. (more…)

Women-only safaris for singles

Women-only safaris for singles

A new style of luxury safari holiday has been organised to appeal to single women who may have never considered going on safari before. The women-only tours through Zambia and Tanzania are intended to attract women who have an interest in birds and wildlife, but who may be used to travelling alone. (more…)

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