Archive for the ‘Varia’ Category

International flights leave Chechnya again

International flights leave Chechnya again

Chechnya was once again opened to the international community on Monday as the first international flight for 15 years took off from the capital Grozny.

Two hundred travellers took the flight to visit Muslim pilgrimage sites in Saudi Arabia. (more…)

New London to Muscat service on Oman Air

New London to Muscat service on Oman Air

Oman Air has introduced a new three-class service on its route from Muscat to London Heathrow.

The sultanate’s national carrier has pulled out the stops to provide comfort to its customers, and claims its improved service will offer an ‘unmatched level of quality for all passengers’. (more…)

Monarch of the glen

Monarch of the glen

Conceived in the Caribbean: Glen Affric is the new place to laird it up in the Highlands

If you love old houses on rocks surrounded by water, you’ll have plenty in common with David Matthews, owner of the incomparable Eden Rock hotel on St Barth’s and, now, the Glen Affric Estate, which opens this month. (more…)

Going off-piste in the Himalayas

Going off-piste in the Himalayas

In recent years, the north Indian region of Kashmir has been quietly attracting more adventurous travellers, who come for its little-visited sights and tranquil landscapes such as Dal Lake. (more…)

Ballet dancing on the Great Barrier Reef

Ballet dancing on the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Ballet turns 50 years old this year. To mark the milestone birthday, the company is putting on several special events in addition to its usual 200 performances a year. (more…)

Pick up the pieces

Pick up the pieces

There’s a rat-a-tat-tat at the hotel room door. Outside is a butler, dressed in country-green tweed and holding a silver platter, which he carefully places on the desk. On it is neither a bottle of wine nor a club sandwich, but a box containing a Lego Star Wars Desert Skiff, complete with Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett figures, and a toothy Tattooine sand monster. (more…)

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…)

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