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Asia’s rising middle class is cruising

Asia is in the midst of a cruising boom, fuelled by the rise of locals embarking on regional cruises. While the traditional strongholds of the United States, Europe and the Caribbean remain popular the Asia Pacific attracted over two million …

Palm Court, Four Seasons Jakarta

Four Seasons Jakarta ensures business is not quite…

When the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta closed its doors just over two years ago after announcing a major makeover for the brand locally, nobody quite knew what to expect. Fast …

Chateau on the Park

Christchurch welcomes first Hilton property - Chat…

Business travellers keen on padding out their loyalty program balances have new digs in which to utilise their corporate cards in Christchurch. The hotel formerly known as …

Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai

Fronds and anemones at Atlantis The Palm

As I lay flat – arms crossed, breath coming in short gasps – at the top of a 9-storey tall mega-waterslide, I wonder at the will (or maybe the reasoning) it takes to construct such a gargantuan feat of water-filled human ingenuity in …

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

A Jentle touchdown in Singapore - Hotel Jen Tangli…

With a new generation of mobile, technologically savvy corporate travellers crisscrossing the globe, hoteliers are being forced to play catch-up. Slow internet speeds coupled …

Rwandan fashion, Rwanda

Exploring Rwanda’s creative reboot

It’s dark within the covered Kimironko Market despite the warm, sunny day in Rwanda. Seamstresses using pedal-operated sewing machines sit lining the outer perimeter of the …

Jake's Hotel, Caribbean

Jake’s Hotel is a Caribbean treasure

For hedonists in search of a quiet patch in a sometimes troubled paradise, the ocean views and spiced jerk chicken aromas at Jake’s Hotel in Jamaica immediately seduce the visitor. A modest family-owned hotel, Jake’s is only a nine-minute walk …

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Connecticut’s artful all American in New Britain

In the small New England state of Connecticut, it’s capital, Hartford is known for three things: insurance companies, the home of Mark Twain, and the seat of government. But, …

Canadian hot springs, Whistler, Canada

Canada's hot springs - a spa town existence

As winter begins to wind up it’s time to think about jumping into one of Canada’s hot springs, perhaps armed with a beer, or possibly a flute of champagne. There’s …

Montys Inn, New Forest, England

New Forest is a gamboller’s paradise

There’s a place in England unlike any other in the Western world. It’s one where horses roam free, standing like statues in the centre of a village, and slowing traffic as they wander across a road. While the obstacle course they create may be …

Derbyshire, England

Rural Brittania’s Boastful Breakfasts in the Peak…

When the late great New York Times writer R.W. (Johnny) Apple Jnr. met champion breakfast maker Robert Stehling, at his ‘Hominy Grill’ in Charleston NC, they both agreed …

Monopoli, Puglia, Italy

You can’t go past Puglia's Monopoli

After ten minutes walking the shaded, limestone laneways of Monopoli, I get it. This is where Italy comes to spend the summer. We’re on the ‘heel’ of the …

Maramara Park Avenue, New York

Serene New York havens stir memories of a gilded a…

Amy Hughes Just off Fifth Avenue at the corner of 32nd Street, sits a newcomer to Manhattan’s posse of luxury hotels. Smooth white stone, and light wood paneling create a serene atmosphere in the lobby of the Marmara Park Avenue. In this city of …

Luxury private jets

Down-to-Earth cost of flying by private jet

A private jet hire company has dropped everything to answer the burning question: how much does it really cost to fly by private jet and say goodbye to the horrors of regular …