Archive for March, 2014

Christie’s launches app to Venice Biennale

Christie’s launches app to Venice Biennale

Christie’s, the world’s leading art auction house, has created a complete guide to the Venice Art Biennale for art lovers to enjoy – via their iPhones.

The new app aims to revolutionise the art consumer’s experience at one of the biggest contemporary arts fair in the world. (more…)

Shangri-La Hotel opens up borders

Shangri-La Hotel opens up borders

The opening of the Shangri-La Hotel, Manzhouli marks the Shangri-La Asia Limited’s third hotel in Inner Mongolia and a significant step in the opening of the Chinese border to Russia and Eastern Europe. (more…)

South American adventure wins travel book award

South American adventure wins travel book award

The story of an intrepid journey around the Guianas in South America has been awarded this year’s Dolman Travel Book of the Year.

Wild Coast: Travels on South America’s Untamed Edge (Profile) is John Gimlette’s account of his adventures in the barely-explored land that lies between the Amazon and the Orinoco rivers. (more…)

East Sri Lankas first five-star hotel

East Sri Lankas first five-star hotel

Exciting Sri Lanka news! We’ve been waiting for somewhere really great to stay to open in the east of the country – former Tamil territory, now Tiger-free – for some time, and now things are looking up. (more…)

Time to re-discover the Middle East

Time to re-discover the Middle East

If the Middle East has fallen off your must-go holiday list, it’s time to put it back on – and as near the top of the list as possible. Cox & Kings – arguably the most experienced travel company in the world with its 253 years in business – has just launched its programme for 2012, which includes in-depth itineraries in Egypt and Jordan, plus a new group tour to Kyrgyzstan. (more…)

Its a mans world

Its a mans world

A Conde Nast Traveller photographer is to exhibit a collection of portraits of Indian men as part of a season of male-themed art at the Musee Fragonard in Grasse, France.

Martin Morrell turned to photography rather than architectural training in 1994, and by the age of 26 was already well on his way to establishing a major photographic career. (more…)

Parallel parks

Parallel parks

New York’s High Line not only transformed an old railway line, but has inspired greenery across the globe.

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Snaking up Manhattan’s west side, The High Line not only transformed an old railway line but also the idea of a park, as part of the city rather than an escape from it. (more…)

An insiders guide to Verbier

An insiders guide to Verbier

Ski instructor, man-about-town and co-founder of Alpine-holiday company Camel Snow Rory Hoddell’s insider guide to Verbier:

Almost everyone who comes to Verbier stays in a chalet. (more…)

All fun and games in London’s new park

All fun and games in London’s new park

Two years on from London 2012, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens to the public in East London this weekend. It will be one of London’s largest open spaces, with 200 acres on Hyde Park; and – perhaps surprisingly, given its location in Stratford – it will be open 24 hours a day. (more…)

African magic

African magic

‘I can’t bear to be away from Africa for too long,’ says film-maker Jo Scofield, whose ‘Flight of the Rhino’ documentary for the BBC’s Natural World series aired on our screens earlier this year. (more…)

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