Siem Reap

A visit to Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap

Fresh from my experiences with Raffles in Phnom Penh, it is fair to say my expectations were sky-high by the time I got off the plane in Siem Reap. Over the past couple of decades, the city has emerged as one of the preeminent stops on the south-east Asia tourist trail, with thousands of hotels of all standards catering to the booming […]

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Tour to Radisson Collection Hotel, Tsinandali Estate

When pondering the origins of winemaking, Georgia may not be the first country that springs to mind. However, this tiny nation of the Caucasus, nestled on the edge of the Black Sea, has been making the intoxicating liquid with a great degree of success for over 8,000 years. The Georgian wine making technique, or Qvevri as it is properly known, is one […]


Celebrity Cruises launches new onboard pricing structure

Celebrity Cruises has announced the launch of ‘Sail Your Way’, a brand-new campaign that lets guests select from a choice of on-board benefits to truly personalise their experience. Launching on November 19th, the line said it was its most flexible campaign to date. Sail Your Way has been designed in response to feedback from guests who have asked for more […]


Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa opens in Krabi, Thailand

Centara Hotels & Resorts has welcomed the opening of Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi, a brand-new upscale resort and the first branded beachfront property in Ao Nang, the popular tourism gateway in southern Thailand. Nestled directly on the soft sands at the quieter end of Ao Nang Beach, just 40 minutes from Krabi International Airport and a […]

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Mandarin Oriental signs on for Dallas project

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury hotel in Dallas, Texas. The project, which will also feature branded residences, is scheduled to open in 2022. The new development will comprise a 25-storey mixed-use tower located in the exclusive Turtle Creek neighbourhood. It is within close proximity to the central business district and a number of […]


Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi to welcome new wellness residencies

Set in the North Shaviyani Atoll, surrounded by nothing but azure Indian Ocean, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi lends itself to those seeking a far-flung healing retreat. This festive season, two internationally renowned wellness practitioners, Johnson Chong and Dawn Harlow, take residency at the luxury resort, leading travellers on a journey of self-discovery, wellbeing and relaxation. Launching as part of […]


Oman Air extends support to national football side

Oman Air has extended its support for the Oman Football Association, continuing its role as the official carrier of the national team for 2020. The organisations’ leaders signed the agreement in a ceremony at Muscat International Airport. Oman Air chief executive, Abdulaziz Al Raisi, welcomed the new agreement and said: “We are delighted to renew the agreement with the Oman […]


Airbus prepares BelugaXL for 2020 take-off

The BelugaXL has received its type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency, paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. The aircraft is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system and a key enabler for production ramp-up requirements beyond 2019. The BelugaXL allows for 30 per cent extra transport capacity, being seven metres longer and one metre wider than […]

Val d’Isère
Australia & New Zealand

Val d’Isère prepares to open for new ski season

Snow is already piling up on the pistes above Val d’Isère in spectacular style. It is a timely moment for the resort to announce plans for the official start to the 2019-2020 winter season, with First Tracks. This annual get-together is the most awaited date in the calendar for all dedicated fans of Val d’Isère. The programme includes special deals […]


Hyatt Hotels launches battle against plastic

Hyatt Hotels has unveiled a series of initiatives to reduce waste at its properties globally, including introducing large-format bathroom amenities and reducing single-use water bottles by June 2021. The following initiatives will be introduced as soon as possible in properties around the world, and no later than June 2021: Transitioning to large-format bathroom amenities to replace traditional small bottles of […]