Greece A Pandemic Winner

Greece A Pandemic Winner

The pandemic was a wakeup call that reminded Christophoros Xenos of what he misses most in London — the Greek sun and pleasant Mediterranean way of life. The 36-year old risk manager left Greece in his early 20s for Britain, aiming to complete his studies, gain professional experience abroad and come back. This never happened, […]

Asia Prefers China’s Sinovac in Coronavirus Fight

Asia Prefers China’s Sinovac in Coronavirus Fight

When a plane carrying Thailand’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac landed at an airport here on Wednesday, people waiting on the tarmac cheered and applauded. “Thank you to the People’s Republic of China for delivering the first batch of vaccines this month and the following batches in the subsequent months,” said Thai […]

Diriyah E-Prix Formula E Night Race

The Diriyah ePrix is a race of the single-seater, electrically powered Formula E championship, held in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. It was first held as part of the 2018–19 season and was the first Formula E race to be held in the Middle East. Formula E, the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E World Championship lights up […]

Private Luxury River Cruises are an Incomparable Travel Experience

Private Luxury River Cruises are an Incomparable Travel Experience

#river #crusing #romantic River cruising is 1 of the most romantic ways to see a city. Traveling down the world’s most iconic rivers; the Danube, the Seine, the Nile or sailing on lesser-known rivers that cut through the idyllic European countryside is an incomparable travel experience.  Uniworld just raised the luxury appeal of river cruising in Europe by offering private […]

Thailand’s Best Instagram Accounts: Food, Fitness, Fun

Thailand’s Best Instagram Accounts: Food, Fitness, Fun

Thailand is known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern city is reinventing luxury, there is a lot to love about Thailand, here are some of the things to see and try when you tourism returns, or to enjoy if you are lucky enough to […]

When the World Opens Up Take a Ride on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Europe

When the World Opens Up Take a Ride on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Europe

#train #luxury “The true luxury of a world-class train lies in enjoying the ride at a leisurely pace” — Paul Ebeling The art deco icon from the 1920’s has been immortalized in the pages of Agatha Christie, the films of Hitchcock and, most recently, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s hypnotizing short film commissioned by Chanel, Train de Nuit. Today’s […]

Boom Supersonic Appoints Former Boeing CEO Phil Condit and IDEO’s Executive Chair Tim Brown to Advisory Council

Boom Supersonic Appoints Former Boeing CEO Phil Condit and IDEO’s Executive Chair Tim Brown to Advisory Council

 Boom Supersonic, the aerospace company building the world’s fastest and most sustainable commercial airliner, today announced that it has appointed two renowned leaders to the Boom Advisory Council: Phil Condit, former chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company, and Tim Brown, executive chair of celebrated design firm IDEO. Boom continues to build its council of […]

Saudi Cup News

Saudi Cup News

Saudi Arabian society is undergoing a transitional journey as the Kingdom welcomes more visitors from overseas to encourage a developing tourism industry. The concept of hospitality has deep roots in Saudi society and the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia is proud to host our international visitors at The Saudi Cup 2021. First-time visitors to Saudi […]

Might be Time to Buy Cruise Stocks

Might be Time to Buy Cruise Stocks

David Abel and his wife Sally might have had the cruise from hell last year on the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess, but they can’t wait to get back to sea. A year after the ill-fated ship went into quarantine off Japan, the cruise industry is hoping passengers like the Abels will help steer them to calmer […]

Trips People are Waiting to Take

Trips People are Waiting to Take

#travel #trips #VirusCasedemic As each day of social distancing and travel restrictions passes, liesure and adventure travelers wanderlust grows a little stronger. Those faraway places seem more luxurious, big cities seem more exciting, and favorite restaurant’s food seem more delicious. Lots of people are staying at home planning the 1st trip they are going to […]

Flying By Private Jet

Flying By Private Jet

#luxury #travel #privat #jet Across the board, whether the private aviation companies service international markets or specialize in domestic flights, US private jet travelers most often fly within the 50 states or to nearby international destinations in search of warmer weather. COVID-related travel restrictions are influencing the data these stats are not far off from prior yrs, because […]

Racing at Meydan on Saturday

Racing at Meydan on Saturday

Racing at Meydan on Saturday, sponsored by Pillar Partner Longines, is undoubtedly highlighted by a crackerjack 1800m turf handicap which would be well worth Dubai World Cup Carnival status, such is the quality of the field. In fact, of the 16 likely runners, all bar three actually have the magic qualification official rating of 90, […]

2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) at Meydan on Thursday

2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) at Meydan on Thursday

The fourth meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) at Meydan on Thursday evening, six races sponsored by Pillar Partners Emirates, is highlighted by the Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1, Group 2 Al Rashidiya and, the only Purebred Arabian contest, the Group 2 Mazrat Al Ruwayah. Group 2 $293,000 Al Maktoum Challenge […]

Not Keen on Skiing? There is Après-Skiing

Not Keen on Skiing? There is Après-Skiing

#skiing #après-skiing While the COVID-19 ‘casedemic’ has forced Ski destinations to change operating protocols, that does not mean Ski season is canceled. The powder will still be fresh, and après-ski offers lots of luxury in ski towns and resorts across America Below is a list luxury après-ski offerings. Ranging from tastes of old luxury, to once-in-a-lifetime experiences that […]

Saudi Cup meeting on February 19-20

Saudi Cup meeting on February 19-20

The likely runners for the two-day Saudi Cup meeting on February 19-20 have been announced, with 15 individual Group or Grade 1 winners set to line up. In total, the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh will host 77 overseas contenders representing 13 different countries from around the world who between them have won 24 Group […]

Dubai Becoming a Start Up Hub

Dubai Becoming a Start Up Hub

The grand economic vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has led to the creation of thriving technology hubs like Dubai Internet City that have transformed the industry in the region and made Dubai a major global innovation and start-up […]

Global Covid 19 Vaccine Confusion

Global Covid 19 Vaccine Confusion

As several vaccines are rolled out across the world, questions already resolved in the lab are cropping up once again, as governments face the challenges of delivering the jabs to millions of people. – Time between doses? – All three Covid-19 vaccines authorised for use in Europe and the United States are delivered in the […]

Saturday at the Dubai World Cup Carnival

Saturday at the Dubai World Cup Carnival

Racing at Meydan on Saturday, sponsored by Pillar Partners Gulf News, is highlighted by a trio of handicaps providing horses on the cusp of Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) eligibility the opportunity to qualify for the international extravaganza. The first such opportunity, a 1600m turf handicap, has attracted a capacity field of 16 and, predictably […]

2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival Continues

2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival Continues

The second meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival (DWCC) at Meydan on Thursday evening is a fascinating six race card sponsored by Pillar Partners Longines and highlighted by the Group 2 Cape Verdi, as well as the first Classic of the season, the UAE 1000 Guineas, not to mention the Group 1 Al […]

Travel: Feeling Stuck, Try These Foreign-feeling US Destinations

Travel: Feeling Stuck, Try These Foreign-feeling US Destinations

#travel #US #destinations #getaway With the international travel ban barring Americans from visiting many of their favorite overseas destinations, travelers are feeling stuck. But some US destinations have a foreign feel and you can go now. Below is a list of US getaways that feel a bit like European cities. Charleston, South Carolina  In its beginnings, Charleston had […]

Alma Resort Rings in Year of the Ox With Array of Festivities

Alma Resort Rings in Year of the Ox With Array of Festivities

Family resort Alma will usher in the Lunar New Year with a four-day program packed with Tet merriment ranging from a vibrant night market and live entertainment to traditional games and competitions. The 30-hectare resort’s program kicks off on Lunar New Year’s Eve, Thurs. Feb. 11, with a morning excursion to a pagoda, wet markets […]

Banyan Tree Launches New Spa in Krabi

Banyan Tree Launches New Spa in Krabi

Therapists offer ‘colour-calm’ advice to suit guest’s individual temperament  Banyan Tree Krabi, a 72-key luxury beach resort that celebrated its grand opening in October, has unveiled a new spa boasting a unique hydrotherapy facility and eight treatment rooms, each of which has been fitted with a selection of coloured lighting designed to help enhance the […]

Winter in Park City, Utah

Winter in Park City, Utah

#Winter #ParkCity “Winter Wonderland” describes Park City, Utah. The picturesque mountain town is just a short drive from Salt Lake City. And is perfect for everyone from adventure lovers to serenity seekers. There is more to do in Park City than ski or snowboard. While in town, take the time to visit Utah Olympic Park, which sits on […]

Big Tech Advocates for Vaccination Passports

Big Tech Advocates for Vaccination Passports

#COVID #vaccination #passports #BigTech $MSFT $GOOGL $AAPL Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and some other Big Tech entities are pushing hard for digital COVID-19 vaccination passports that can be used to determine eligibility to board a plane or engage in other “normal life” activities. Dubbed the “Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI),” the group advocating the passports includes the Mayo […]

International Travel: Negative COVID Test Will Be Required to Enter US

International Travel: Negative COVID Test Will Be Required to Enter US

#International #Travel #COVID19 #test A new federal policy that begins on 26 January 2021, will require all persons headed to the US from international airports to show proof that they are negative for COVID-19 within 3 days before boarding. Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected […]

Things are Setting Up for Cold and Snow in the Northern Hemisphere

Things are Setting Up for   Cold and Snow in the Northern Hemisphere

#Polar #Vortex #NorthPole #NothernHemispher #DeepFreeze High in the atmosphere above the North Pole, a spike in temperatures may soon send bone chilling winds down through the Northern Hemisphere. The icy blasts threatening to sweep across North America, Europe and Asia starting in late January are from the same weather pattern that triggered the Y 2014 […]

Best Thailand Travel Instagram Accounts

Best Thailand Travel Instagram Accounts

Thailand Travel, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with Thai Airways International (THAI), Thai hotels Association (THA) and Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), is launching an ‘amazing thailand Plus’ offer for foreign visitors wishing to enter Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HEFFX offer a “Thai Gold Pass” service to individuals and corporations […]

London Covid-19 Out of Control

London Covid-19 Out of Control

As of January 6, there were 7,034 Covid-19 patients at the city’s hospitals, with 908 of them on lung ventilation, the mayor’s office revealed. The accelerating spread of the illness has put additional pressure on other emergency workers as well, with the city’s Ambulance Service now taking up to 8,000 emergency calls a day, compared […]

2021 Lionfish Festival

2021 Lionfish Festival

2021 Lionfish Festival May 15-16 in Destin; vendors and divers wanted The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the 7th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 15 and 16 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish […]

Covid19 Vaccine Rollout Falters

Covid19 Vaccine Rollout Falters

Covid19 Vaccine Rollout Falters Should Covid-19 boosters be delayed? Could the dose levels be reduced by half, and would mixing and matching shots made by different makers work just as well? These are questions now facing governments around the world as vaccine rollout falters and the coronavirus continues to rage, spurred on by new variants […]

Hyatt Opens First Hotel in the Cambodian Capital

Hyatt Opens First Hotel in the Cambodian Capital

247-room Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh debuts as largest international hotel in the city Hyatt is blazing new ground in Southeast Asia with the opening of Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh on January 6, 2021, marking the first Hyatt hotel in the Cambodian capital and the debut of the Hyatt Regency brand in the Kingdom of Wonder. […]

Travel: Private Jets are the Best

Travel: Private Jets are the Best

#travel #PrivateJets #Charter The private jet industry has seen rapid growth lately with a limitless number of ways to fly. Between the private jet charters, operators, and brokers the choices are broad. Then there is the option for fractional ownership or the ability to book a single seat on a shared plane, and the private jet opportunities get even […]

Face Masks Do Not Prevent the Spread of The China Virus in Airline Settings

Face Masks Do Not Prevent the Spread of The China Virus in Airline Settings

#travel #masks #airplane #children #virus #infection $UAL “The notion that a young child would be able to comply with the detailed instructions for wearing a mask is beyond unreasonable, seeing how a vast majority of adults cannot even follow them” — Paul Ebeling A family was recently booted off a United Airlines flight because the […]

The Most Beautiful Places in France

The Most Beautiful Places in France

#France #Travel France is filled with beautiful places for travelers to explore. The Camargue, a marshy delta by the Mediterranean, features red salt flats and free-roaming white horses. Nothing captures the glamor of the country like the French Riviera. Then there are the towns and cities: charming Colmar, colorful Menton, hilltop Rocamadour, and, of course, Paris. If you […]

$12m Dubai World Cup

$12m Dubai World Cup

Dubai Racing Club has announced that the Dubai World Cup Purse has been retained at US$12Million and that the deadline for free nominations to the historic 25th Dubai World Cup has been extended until January 20, 2021. Held on the final Saturday of March each year, the single day of racing boasts an impressive six […]

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Rising above the majestic Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok’s Creative District is an enclave of tiered buildings, connected at ground level by a series of indoor and outdoor spaces, quiet courtyards and lively restaurants. Art-filled spaces, sophisticated lounges and lush tropical greenery are surrounded by the gentle sounds of water features and […]

The Hamptons, the Perfect Getaway This Winter

The Hamptons, the Perfect Getaway This Winter

#Hamptons #Winter #luxury #sojourn The Hamptons sees its biggest surge of visitors in the Summer months, but from Wineries to new al fresco dining options, the Hamptons in the Winter make for a perfect escape from NYC. Traffic from Manhattan slows in the Winter, and there are many cold-weather things to do in the Hamptons, whether you are after […]

Millions of Americans are Flying This Christmas, They are Not Afraid

Millions of Americans are Flying This Christmas, They are Not Afraid

#Christmas #travel #flying #CDC #TSA More than 3.2-M people passed through security checkpoints at US airports over the last 3 days, marking it the busiest weekend since the start of the coronavirus chaos despite advisories to avoid travel during the Christmas Holiday season, according to figures published by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). The Centers for Disease […]

Americans are Traveling and Celebrating this Christmas

Americans are Traveling and Celebrating this Christmas

#Christmas #Americans #Traveling #Celebrating #CDC #COVID The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Christmas-New Year Holiday guidance saying “the safest way to celebrate winter holidays is at home with the people who live with you. Travel and gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase your chances of getting […]

An Exclusive Christmas/New Year Holiday Experience in the Midst of COVID Chaos

An Exclusive Christmas/New Year Holiday Experience in the Midst of COVID Chaos

#holiday #travel #exclusive #luxury #private An stay at these luxurious islands hotels will take your Christmas and New Year holiday to the next level. The Big Q: How much would you pay to go on a Holiday during the COVID chaos? For the very 1st time, 2 luxurious Maldivian islands in the Sun Siyam Resorts portfolio can […]

Soneva Jani, the World’s Most Exclusive Hotel

Soneva Jani, the World’s Most Exclusive Hotel

#SonevaJani #Maldives #hotel #exclusive #luxury #best Inspired by a word that means wisdom in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani is located on Medhufaru island, which is part of an uninhabited 5-island cluster in the Noonu Atoll. The Maldives’ most exclusive hotel, and perhaps the best hotel in the world, is fringed by pristine beaches, blanketed with lush tropical greenery, and […]

This is Quaint, Harvard Announced it is Safer to Eat in Airplanes than in Restaurants

This is Quaint, Harvard Announced it is Safer to Eat in Airplanes than in Restaurants

#Harvard #COVID #Airplanes #Restaurants #eating Across the country COVID-19 lockdowns, shutdowns and restrictive limits are keeping people from gathering in restaurants, but airlines are still feeding people. The Big Q: Why is it safe to eat on an airplane and not in a restaurant? A Harvard University opinion: In a recent study it explains that […]

Riding the Trans-Siberian Express in Luxury

Riding the Trans-Siberian Express in Luxury

#Russia #Siberia #train #luxury #1stClass #GoldenEagle Passing through some of the planet’s remotest territories, the storied route offers a window onto worlds that are both deeply foreign and surprisingly familiar. Travelers seeking an upscale train experience in Russia’s hinterlands can book a Winter Wonderland journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway with Exeter International. The trip goes […]

Alma Unveils Vietnam’s Largest Gingerbread House As Part of First Christmas

Alma Unveils Vietnam’s Largest Gingerbread House As Part of First Christmas

Alma resort in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh is staking a claim to constructing the country’s largest gingerbread house as part of its jam-packed first Christmas program including vibrant outdoor Christmas markets, an artists-in-residence program, Christmas choir performances and more. Measuring 7.13m in length, 3.2m high and 3m wide, the life-size gingerbread house is made of 277kg […]

Banyan Tree Krabi Opens With Tempting Promotions

Banyan Tree Krabi Opens With Tempting Promotions

Newly opened Banyan Tree Krabi is welcoming its first guests with attractive promotions on everything from dining to spa treatments to accommodation. Between now and 30 April 2021, the resort has announced that, as an introductory offer, it will award all guests who book through their website a 25% discount off the best rate at […]

Laguna Lang Co Works Towards The Greater Good

Laguna Lang Co Works Towards The Greater Good

Eco-minded resort urges sustainability projects to apply for new Banyan Tree grants One of Vietnam’s greenest resorts, Laguna Lang Co, is urging sustainability projects around the nation to take advantage of a new eco grant scheme it has helped to develop. With initiatives including a moratorium on single-use plastics and its “edible golf course” planted […]

The Bluest Waters in the World

The Bluest Waters in the World

#blue #water #seas #oceans #lakes #world Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day staring off into a tranquil Blue Sea. To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you’re at it, here is a list of some of the Bluest […]

The New Lindt Home of Chocolate is Open, Take the Tour

The New Lindt Home of Chocolate is Open, Take the Tour

#Lindt #Chocolate #Switzerland $LDSVF On 13 September iconic Swiss chocolate brand Lindt opened the doors of the new Lindt Home of Chocolate, a glimmering space entirely dedicated to the history and production of 1 of Switzerland’s most delicious exports. It is no surprise that Lindt (OTCPink:LDSVF), a brand whose story begins in a confectionary shop in Zurich […]

Metropole Hanoi Embraces ‘Joy of Giving’ This Festive Season

Metropole Hanoi Embraces ‘Joy of Giving’ This Festive Season

This Christmas season the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is celebrating the “Joy of Giving,” while decking the halls with ornamental trees, wreaths, gift boxes, ribbons, and more. The hotel’s “Joy of Giving” theme, which will be brought to life with Metropole Hanoi’s renowned French sophistication and joie de vivre, also serves as a reminder that […]

Christmas Celebrations at Hotels Across Asia

Christmas Celebrations at Hotels Across Asia

Alma Builds Vietnam’s Largest Gingerbread House as Part of First Christmas Alma resort in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh is staking a claim to constructing the country’s largest gingerbread house as part of its jam-packed first Christmas program including vibrant outdoor Christmas markets, an artists-in-residence program, Christmas choir performances and more. Measuring 7.13m in length, 3.2m high […]

These Places are Right Out of Fairy Tales

These Places are Right Out of Fairy Tales

#FairyTales Turreted castles hidden in the clouds. Romantic pathways covered with lush vegetation. Forests carpeted with wildflowers. These ethereal sites may seem straight out of a Grimms’ fairy tale, but they exist in the real world and they are as incredible as any place in a storybook. Hohenzollern Castle, Germany (pictured above) Set atop a 768-ft […]

Azerai Ke Ga Bay Debuts on Vietnam’s Scenic Southeastern Coast

Azerai Ke Ga Bay Debuts on Vietnam’s Scenic Southeastern Coast

Azerai Ke Ga Bay, an elegant and secluded oceanfront retreat in southeastern Vietnam, debuted this month as the third property in Azerai Resorts’ growing portfolio. The 46-key resort, a combination of suites and private-pool suites, succeeds Princess D’Annam Resort & Spa on the same site following an extensive renovation, and is located 180km east of […]

Meliá Koh Samui Celebrates Its First Christmas

Meliá Koh Samui Celebrates Its First Christmas

Meliá Koh Samui is pulling out all the stops to mark its first Christmas and New Year with jolly good cheer, ushering in experiences ranging from tropical barbeques around beach bonfires and all-day tapas to lighting up a large Christmas tree, a visit by Santa Claus and plenty of Christmas activities for the kids. With […]

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Sets Its Sight On Winter 2021 Debut

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Sets Its Sight On Winter 2021 Debut

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh is set to launch in the Cambodian capital in early 2021, marking the brand’s first venture into one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. With 247 guestrooms including 43 suites, the new contemporary-meets-colonial property is scheduled to open in January 2021 in the heart of Phnom Penh’s Doun Penh district with the […]

GHM Appoints Three Pivotal Players

GHM Appoints Three Pivotal Players

New moves inside hotel group anticipate robust days to come Though the pandemic has rewritten the playbooks of hotel management groups worldwide and precipitated waves of downsizing all over, GHM is ramping up for the robust growth expected once the hospitality industry is back on its feet.  The 28-year-old hotel group has moved Ilkin Ilyaszade […]

G20 Leaders Prepare for Coronavirus Vaccines

G20 Leaders Prepare for Coronavirus Vaccines

#Coronavirus #Vaccines G20 leaders said Sunday they will “spare no effort” to ensure fair distribution of coronavirus vaccines, but the united front was punctured by Germany’s Angela Merkel who said progress was too slow. At a virtual summit hosted by Saudi Arabia, the world’s richest nations pledged resources to shore up the pandemic response, and […]

Coronavirus Vaccinations in early December

Coronavirus Vaccinations in early December

#Coronavirus #Vaccination #vaccine The United States hopes to begin coronavirus vaccinations in early December, a top government health official said Sunday, the latest positive news to emerge even as cases surge across the worst-hit nation and elsewhere around the globe. The beginning of vaccinations could be a crucial shift in the battle against a virus […]

Get the Jet, the Ultimate Luxury Travel Experience

Get the Jet, the Ultimate Luxury Travel Experience

#private #jet #luxury #travel When creating a travel itinerary, it can often be time-consuming to piece together flights and hotels. But one leading private jet management company just solved that problem for its clients.  Jet Linx just announced its highly anticipated Jet Linx Elevated Lifestyle Preferred Hotel Program, making it easier than ever to book private air travel and luxury […]

In This Age of Lockdowns Escaping Civilization Seems Ideal

In This Age of Lockdowns Escaping Civilization Seems Ideal

#escape #civilization #virus #lockdowns Here, I talk about of the mega changes tourism has endured since the start of the COVID virus chaos. Seven South by The Ritz-Carlton Having covered everything from the decline of commercial flights, to the crippling global economy, and the each nation’s innovative solutions to combat Y 2020’s unprecedented losses, it […]

Luxurious New Resort Alma Celebrates Its First Christmas

Luxurious New Resort Alma Celebrates Its First Christmas

A large gingerbread house and winter wonderland display, vibrant outdoor Christmas markets, an artists-in-residence program, Christmas choir performances, pool parties and magic shows are among an array of festivities ushering in Alma’s first season to be merry.  From Dec. 20 until Jan. 2 the five-star beachfront resort, that opened December 29 last year, will host […]

£500,000 Bahrain International Trophy

£500,000 Bahrain International Trophy

Five Group One winners feature in a final field of 14 for this month’s £500,000 Bahrain International Trophy after the supplementary stage closed. Aidan O’Brien is set to saddle 2019 Irish Derby hero Sovereign, last year’s Queen Anne Stakes winner Lord Glitters represents David O’Meara, dual Canadian International Stakes winner Desert Encounter runs for David […]

GHM Signs Agreement on a Resort in Koh Chang

GHM Signs Agreement on a Resort in Koh Chang

GHM has signed a management agreement with Aquarius International Development (AQI) to operate a 200-key resort on Koh Chang, the third largest island in Thailand. The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang will feature an all-day-dining restaurant, a cliff-edge restaurant, rooftop bar, spa, infinity pool with pool bar, and conference facilities overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.  Scheduled […]

Festive Getaways

Festive Getaways

#Holidays #Christmas The trend of booking holiday vacations months in advance has dissipated in Y2020. As the holidays draw closer, where Americans will be able to travel is still largely up in the air. That said, the data suggests that jut 40% of Americans are considering traveling this holiday season, and the majority of travelers will […]

The Anam Cam Ranh Appoints Executive Assistant Manager

The Anam Cam Ranh Appoints Executive Assistant Manager

The Anam has named a talented chef with more than a decade’s experience in luxury hospitality as executive assistant manager of the 12-hectare beachfront property. The Anam’s founder and owner Pham Van Hien has appointed Ye Chang Sheng (Peter) to coordinate all of the resort’s departments and control their operations to help ensure strong revenues […]

Alma Resort’s Staff Come Together to Help Devastated Communities in Central Vietnam

Alma Resort’s Staff Come Together to Help Devastated Communities in Central Vietnam

The new Alma resort and its staff are answering the call to help victims of the Central Vietnam floods, donating relief packs and gearing up to help rebuild battered communities. More than 600 staff at the Cam Ranh resort have contributed to 700 relief packs that include sugar, milk, canned food, backpacks, pens and notebooks. […]

Virgin Hyperloop Advances

Virgin Hyperloop Advances

Virgin Hyperloop made history today as the first passengers successfully traveled in a Hyperloop pod. The significant investment made by Dubai-based DP World, the leading global provider of smart logistics solutions, in the research and development of hyperloop technology, has played an instrumental role in today’s milestone. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of Virgin Hyperloop […]

New Resort Encourages Travellers to Foster Passion for Art

New Resort Encourages Travellers to Foster Passion for Art

Alma Resort is ushering talented artists on to its grounds to craft portraits of guests and teach painting classes, as well as introducing an artists-in-residence program, in a bid to make art “more accessible” to travellers. The 30-hectare resort welcomes local artists to Alma Garden every Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30am-10.30am during the restaurant’s buffet […]

Stargazing in the US

Stargazing in the US

#stars #stargazing When living in a densely populated city, we forget about the wonders of stargazing. The distracting sound of the cars, trucks, motorcycles, fire engines, police cars, ambulances, light pollution, smog and clouds the skies keep us from looking up, rendering Orion’s Belt fairly missable and pushing the Little Dipper out of sight entirely. That […]

2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Led by this year’s Triple Crown race winners Tiz the Law,  Authentic and Swiss Skydiver; multiple Grade 1 winners Improbable and Maximum Security; and Irish Champion Stakes (G1) winner Magical (IRE), 201 horses, including 39 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 37th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious two-day global event, consisting of 14 races with […]

Travel: “Get the Jet”

Travel: “Get the Jet”

#travel #private #jet For those who want to travel during this chaos and like national parks, consider the following trip the experience of a lifetime. This month, luxury travel brand TCS World Travel debuted 11 new itineraries, all involving private chartered jets that take intimate groups of 4 to 12 people to incredible locations in North America. Carefully tailored to each […]

Try a Dude Ranch for a Luxuriously Rustic Getaway

Try a Dude Ranch for a Luxuriously Rustic Getaway

#DudeRanch #Luxury #Getaway “Alisal awaits, disconnect and reconnect…“– Paul Ebeling Now is a great time to think about making some lifelong Alisal memories. The horses are rested and raring to go, the private lake is teaming with fish and the golf courses are groomed and waiting to challenge you. Motor to Solvang, California, just 30 […]

The Best Private Island Resorts in the World

The Best Private Island Resorts in the World

#private #islands #resorts #luxury Private islands need to be as self-sufficient as possible, which means harnessing the power of solar and finding innovative ways to use found materials on the island. These islands are constantly trying to reduce what they need to bring from the mainland. And that translates to hyper-local cuisine, as islands start […]

Miami Beach Christmas Holiday

Miami Beach Christmas Holiday

As more Americans hit the road this upcoming holiday season, Miami Beach is ready to welcome visitors, inviting them to experience a vacation – in a paradise getaway – that’s only a drive away, ideal for travelers looking to relax. With beach destinations high on travel lists this year, Miami Beach, a city like no […]

Banyan Tree Unveils New Resort in Krabi

Banyan Tree Unveils New Resort in Krabi

Elevating the destination, Banyan Tree Krabi becomes the first luxury resort to open in Krabi after 11 years Banyan Tree Krabi, a 72-key luxury resort nestled on a verdant hillside with spectacular vistas of limestone cliffs rising from the sea, opened its doors on October 24 at little-known Tubkaek Beach, a 45-minute drive from Krabi […]

2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival

2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Dubai Racing Club has announced the programme for the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival, as racing returns to the iconic Meydan Racecourse. While the Carnival opens in January, the first race meeting of the 2020-21 racing season is scheduled for November 5, 2020. Racing will be conducted under guidelines from the UAE government; further details […]

Wyoming, the New Celebrity ‘Hot Spot’

Wyoming, the New Celebrity ‘Hot Spot’

#Wyoming The Big Q: Why are celebrities choosing the 2nd most sparsely populated state in the country? The Big A: The Wyoming Office of Tourism credits several state highlights for the increased celeb interest:  the dramatic scenes of Grand Teton National Park, the starry skies of Devils Tower National Monument, and the unique ability to connect […]

Introducing Vietnam’s Coast With the Most

Introducing Vietnam’s Coast With the Most

With world class golf, new boutique hotels and stunning beaches complementing easy access from Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is a destination on the rise Of all Vietnam’s spectacular coastal enclaves, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is perhaps the country’s most underrated. While long-established beach hubs such as Danang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc hog […]

New Resort Tees Off with Golf Course to Unveil ‘Stay and Golf’ Experience

New Resort Tees Off with Golf Course to Unveil ‘Stay and Golf’ Experience

Luxurious five-star beachfront resort Alma has joined forces with Greg Norman-designed KN Golf Links to launch packages that combine a stay in an oversized suite or pavilion affording ocean views with time on the green. The two- and three-night “Stay and Golf” packages for two people are on offer at the 30-hectare resort’s contemporary one-bedroom […]

Ferrari World’s Spectacular Roof-walk and Zipline Opens in November

Ferrari World’s Spectacular Roof-walk and Zipline Opens in November

#FerrariWorld #UAE #Abu Dhabi #spectacular $RACE The Big Q: How do you add a new dimension of excitement to an attraction that already boasts record-breaking roller coasters and was created as an homage to some of the world’s most exhilarating Hypersupercars? The Big A: Add a scenic walking tour over the park’s iconic Red roof, […]

Cathay Pacific 0293 Begins Restructure

Cathay Pacific 0293 Begins Restructure

#Cathay Pacific $0293 is to slash up to 5,900 jobs and shutter its Cathay Dragon subsidiary, the Hong Kong carrier said Wednesday, joining a growing list of airlines making swingeing cuts as they reel from the coronavirus pandemic. Across the globe, airlines have been hammered by the pandemic slashing international travel and they face a […]

The Perfect Washington DC Getaways

The Perfect Washington DC Getaways

#WashingtonDC #Getaways These nearby weekend destinations from Washington DC celebrate the scenery, history, and culture of the Eastern seaboard. Washington DC is a big city, and sometimes people need an escape from the city. From Washington DC your can explore much of the Eastern seaboard on a short road trip. Here are 3 convenient weekend trips from […]

Herman Kemp Helms New Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh

Herman Kemp Helms New Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh

Hyatt has appointed renowned hospitality professional Herman Kemp as general manager of Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, the largest internationally branded hotel in the heart of Cambodia’s capital. A Dutch national with extensive experience in Southeast Asia, Kemp will oversee the pre-opening of the 247-room property, which will become the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Cambodia […]

New York Autumn Leaves Motoring Tours

New York Autumn Leaves Motoring Tours

#NewYork #Autumn #Leaves #Motoring #Tours “Stop in Saratoga Springs and celebrate the city’s horse racing history at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame“–Paul Ebeling During peak Fall foliage season, you can experience New York State’s autumn splendor on winding mountain drives through the Adirondacks and Catskills or on tours of the Hudson, Delaware, and Genesee […]

Down the California Coast on a Spectacular Road Trip

Down the California Coast on a Spectacular Road Trip

#California #Coast #RoadTrip #BigSur “This road trip begins from Carmel in the North, so let’s go.”– Paul Ebeling Carmel Valley is just 8 miles inland of Carmel-by-the-Sea, but it feels like another world. Less overrun with tourists, and less susceptible to that coastal fog, the Valley is Carmel sleepier, Sunnier neighbor. Motoring over to Carmel-by-the-Sea […]

British Pubs in Crisis

British Pubs in Crisis

Britain’s pub industry is bearing the brunt of new restrictions introduced to combat rising coronavirus infection rates, sending stock prices tumbling on Friday. Millions of people in London and across Britain will no longer be able to mix with other households from Saturday, although those from the same household will still be able to go […]

Dinners that Dial Up The Romance Factor

Dinners that Dial Up The Romance Factor

Romantic Dinner at The Anam Comes with a Complimentary Night’s stay For an extra special dining experience, The Anam surrounds a candlelit, beachfront table with blazing torches for a four-course dinner with a private waiter. Topped off with two glasses of sparkling wine and a bottle of red or white, the romantic feast celebrates Asian […]

Banyan Tree Samui Offers Complimentary Night to Healthcare Workers

Banyan Tree Samui Offers Complimentary Night to Healthcare Workers

One of Thailand’s most prestigious hotels is offering a complimentary night’s stay to any of the country’s professional healthcare workers in recognition of their sacrifice and dedication to saving lives during this year’s coronavirus crisis. Banyan Tree Samui, an 88-villa property overlooking a secluded bay of sapphire waters in the Gulf of Thailand, announced that […]

British #ChampionsDay At Home Activity Pack

British #ChampionsDay At Home Activity Pack

from QIPCO British Champions Series We sadly can’t welcome you to QIPCO British Champions Day 2020, but that hasn’t stopped us being able to bring the day to your living room! Alongside all the world-class racing action on ITV, Racing TV and Sky Sports Racing, we have also taken some of the traditional bits of […]

Five Vietnamese Resorts Lauded as Asia’s Best by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers

Five Vietnamese Resorts Lauded as Asia’s Best by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers

A handful of Vietnamese resorts have clinched spots in the Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, with The Anam coming in as the highest-ranking Vietnamese resort on the “Top 30 Resorts in Asia” list, closely followed by Banyan Tree Lang Co. The 12-hectare Anam, an Indochine-era inspired resort with 77 villas and 136 rooms […]

Four Vietnamese Hotels Land on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top in Asia” List

Four Vietnamese Hotels Land on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top in Asia” List

Four Vietnamese hotels have won coveted spots in the Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, with Azerai La Residence, Hue and Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi leading the way, placing No. 9 and No. 11, respectively, in the “Top 20 Hotels in Asia” category. Azerai La Residence, Hue landed in the Top 10 for the […]

GHM Wins Three Spots on Condé Nast Traveler Awards List

GHM Wins Three Spots on Condé Nast Traveler Awards List

Chedis Muscat, Al Bait and Andermatt shine in Middle East & Europe Two GHM hotels on the Arabian Peninsula and another in Central Europe were recognized on one of the hospitality industry’s most prestigious travel lists, the Readers’ Choice Awards published by Condé Nast Traveler. The Chedi Muscat in Oman and The Chedi Al Bait, […]

United Airlines Restarts China Service

United Airlines Restarts China Service

$UAL #CHINA #COVID19 United Airlines today announced it will start nonstop service to China four-times weekly between San Francisco and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. Beginning Oct. 21, 2020, United will operate four weekly nonstop flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San Francisco to Shanghai on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Customers traveling from Shanghai will […]

UAE 2020: Towards the next 50

UAE 2020: Towards the next 50

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched ‘Designing the Next 50’ project to involve the public in shaping the future of the UAE. The project will bring together all members of the society to establish the pillars and components of the UAE […]

The Palm Fountain

The Palm Fountain

The Pointe, Dubai’s premier lifestyle and dining destination by Nakheel Malls, is gearing up to launch the world’s largest fountain. ‘The Palm Fountain’, Palm Jumeirah’s latest waterfront attraction, will attempt to break a Guinness World Records, GWR, title on Thursday, 22nd October during its inaugural launch event, and the public is invited to witness the […]

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