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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 […]


A Visit to Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Cambodia

The history of Cambodia flows through Raffles Hotel Le Royal. Originally opened in 1929 in the heart of capital Phnom Penh, the property played host to a revolving cast of global stars – including Charlie Chaplin and André Malraux – as it grew in prestige over the following decades to rival any hotel in the region. The French colonial elite […]


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 […]


Old Government House Hotel & Spa, Guernsey

Old Government House Hotel & Spa is hospitality as a history lesson. Overlooking St Peter Port, the Red Carnation property was originally built in 1771 by Nicholas Dobree as a home for prosperous local merchant Nicolas le Mesurier. It was purchased by the Guernsey government in 1796 and for generations played host to the lieutenant governor, the representative of the […]


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 […]