Archive for April, 2014

Game on in South Africa

Game on in South Africa

Running along South Africa’s south-eastern coast, the Garden Route is as green and beautiful as it sounds. But this is no manicured landscape: the scenery is, in contrast to the dry savanna inland, lush and diverse, with lakes and lagoons, rich vegetation and forests, sandy coves and rocky headlands, mountains and vineyards. (more…)

Comic Relief wants you to Save the Postcard

Comic Relief wants you to Save the Postcard

Leading artists, designers and celebrities including Tracey Emin, Gordon Ramsay and Sienna Miller, have created their own charity postcards to be auctioned to raise money for Comic Relief. (more…)

A front-row seat at Europe’s biggest cultural events

A front-row seat at Europe’s biggest cultural events

Large hotel chains haven’t always been the most sensitive to preserving the way of life, culture and traditions of their surrounds, but with eco-tourism growing in strength recently, luxury hotel groups are using the colourful local heritage of the places they inhabit to their advantage. (more…)

airBaltic launches Gatwick-Vilnius flights

airBaltic launches Gatwick-Vilnius flights

Latvia’s national airline, airBaltic, is reintroducing direct flights from London Gatwick to the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on 4 March.

It’s not the first time the airline operates the route; the reopening comes courtesy of the tax policy at Vilnius Airport, which is making the airport more attractive according to airBaltic’s chief commercial officer Tero Taskila. (more…)

This weeks luxury travel deals

This weeks luxury travel deals

Tuscany
Book a last-minute trip to the scenic region of Fiesole in Tuscany and save ?190 per person. Il Salviatino is an aristocratic 15th century villa which mixes contemporary decor with rustic, renaissance touches, and has dramatic views over Florence. (more…)

UK tourists ignorant of travel jabs

UK tourists ignorant of travel jabs

THE majority of British tourists are unaware of the vaccines they require for foreign travel, a poll has revealed.

Fifty six per cent of travellers did not know which countries they needed jabs or other medicines such as malaria tablets for. (more…)

Re-designing Miamis art scene

Re-designing Miamis art scene

Designing a home for some of the world’s most impressive collections of art presents a tricky task: if done right, the architecture of a gallery can re-invigorate the work within it and give the local area a new lease of life. (more…)

Not-so-secret gardens

Not-so-secret gardens

Amsterdam is a city you may be more likely to associate with canals than with pretty gardens. But garden-lovers can catch a glimpse of a very green-fingered waterside city every summer. (more…)

Luxury hotel brings a taste of the Havana to Paris

Luxury hotel brings a taste of the Havana to Paris

The luxurious Hotel Lutetia is giving guests a taste of Cuba in the heart of Paris, as it celebrates the launch of a brand-new Havana-themed cigar lounge this week.

The historic hotel, which was recently redesigned by fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, has transformed its former grill room into a traditional Cuban fumoir called ‘The Kitchen’, where after-dinner guests are free to savor the fine tastes of a top quality Havana cigar in warm and welcoming surroundings. (more…)

A new view of Australia

A new view of Australia

Flinders Ranges, north of Adelaide, is the largest mountain range in all of Australia, and is best explored from the skies. Perhaps not surprising then that Outback Ballooning has just launched new hot air balloon experiences so that guests at Rawnsley Park Station can get the best views. (more…)

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