Monkey Island Estate tour

A beautiful slice of countryside, Monkey Island. Sitting, watching the geese waddle past, pecking at the manicured lawns, it seems this is the storybook England overseas visitors imagine, this is what they come for. The Thames gurgles gently in the background as I take in the chicken coop, smoke house and lovingly restored buildings, all of which to combine to […]

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Be Wightlink guest

With Cowes Week set to put the Isle of Wight in the hospitality spotlight from this weekend, ferry operator Wightlink has been preparing for the influx of guests. The event is a key part of the British sporting calendar, taking place in early August each year. A part of the British ‘season,’ it takes place on similar dates annually – this year […]


Adventure to Lake Titicaca

More than a decade ago, when I was getting my start in the travel writing industry, I read an article by scene stalwart Simon Calder about an adventure to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Perched on top of the Andes, on the border between Peru and Bolivia, it seemed impossibly exotic, the most distant, mystic place […]

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Things to enjoy when visit Atlantis Sanya

Atlantis Sanya has been nominated for a host of titles at the upcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony. Set to take place in Vietnam in October, the one-of-a-kind resort will be in the running for top honours, including Asia’s Leading Family Resort and Asia’s Leading Design Hotel. The nominations continue a run of success for the property, which last year walked away […]

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Holiday in Mauritius

Visiting Mauritius for the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, Breaking Travel News editor, Chris O’Toole, here takes a flying tour of the island to see what is on offer to luxury travellers from around the world For many travellers, Mauritius exists as an idea, the perfect holiday destination always just slightly out of reach. The island […]

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Visit San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice

A visit to Venice at some point in your life verges on the compulsory for European travellers, and even for those from further afield. The City of Bridges is one of the most famous destinations anywhere in the world, its celebrated canals firing the imaginations of generations of writers, cinematographers and holidaymakers. Indeed, its reputation has become something of a […]


Luxury Ramadan tents in the Middle East

With communities across the Middle East preparing for the start of the holy month of Ramadan from next week, the hospitality sector has been doing its part to celebrate. A number of luxury properties in the United Arab Emirates have been unveiling plans for the sumptuous Iftar buffets, allowing guests to break the fast in style. Here we take a […]

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Taste of Bingham Riverhouse, London

Kingston-upon-Thames, in the leafy suburbs of west London, may as well be in a different time zone for most residents of the capital. Its quaint rows of shops, faux-Tudor public houses, cobbled streets and verdant parks are a world away from the grimy reality of much of the city. So, what a joy to have an excuse to visit earlier […]

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Visit Rügen, Germany

For many British travellers, especially younger generations, a visit to Germany simply means heading to Berlin. The clubs, bars and galleries of the rapidly developing capital are enough for fun-seeking holidaymakers looking to spend a weekend away. But, with nearly 40 million international overnight visitors last year, Germany is one of the most popular tourism destinations anywhere in the world, […]

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airBaltic reports strong financial results for 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic has reported a profit of €5.4 million for financial 2018, up 40 per cent on last year. The carrier reported €400 million in revenue, the first time the organisation has crossed the threshold. Martin Gauss, chief executive officer of airBaltic, said: “For the sixth year in a row we are showing a strong track record on profitability. […]