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  • 7 December

    If you’re a regular reader of Luxury Travel Diary, you will know that the tiny principality of Monaco is one of my favourite destinations. Monte-Carlo is glamorous, lively and bathed in the sunshine of the French Riviera. We have reviewed all of the best hotels in Monaco and our my soul misses both Hotel Hermitage […]

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  • 7 December

    Seabourn has released new details on its first purpose-built luxury expedition ship, the Seabourn Venture, this time with a look at the ship’s Bow Lounge. The new vessel is scheduled to set sail in June 2021.  Located on Deck 6, at the forward-most part of the vessel, the Bow Lounge will provide the closest access […]

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  • 6 December

    While St. Petersburg garners most of the glory as Russia’s cultural heart, Moscow is proving to have charms of its own. The city, which was once geared toward business travelers, has since reinvented itself with a host of city festivals, developed under the unified Moscow Seasons concept. The Russian capital is now focused on promoting […]

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  • 6 December

    Signature Travel Network hosted its annual sales conference December 2 – 5 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at the biggest headlines from the event, which drew more than 2,300 attendees.  Themed “Elevate,” executives at the event reported strong growth for the organization, with sales up across the board. Preferred partner […]

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  • 6 December

    Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), is Malaysia’s main international airport and is one of the major airports in Southeast Asia and worldwide. It is located in Sepang District of Selangor, approximately 45 kilometres south of Kuala Lumpur city centre. This airport is the gateway to the incredible hotels in Kuala Lumpur and we have already […]

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  • 6 December

    Ever since the Hollywood jetset put the Italian fishing village of Portofino on the celebrity circuit, the Splendido has encapsulated its seaside glamor. The hotel became part of what is now the Belmond brand in 1986, and sister hotel Splendido Mare opened in 1998 in a building on the piazzetta that had been the village’s […]

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  • 5 December

    Built as a private palazzo at the end of the 19th century, Villa Igiea later morphed into one of the most luxurious hotels in Sicily, rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood celebrities, royalty and soccer stars visiting Palermo. Previously managed by Hilton and then Accor, Villa Igiea was purchased by Rocco Forte Hotels on […]

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  • 5 December

    Posted: 12/5/2019 | December 5th, 2019 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! In this […]

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  • 5 December

    When Cocoa Island launched in 2002, it was the first private island in the Maldives for the COMO Group. (The Singapore-based hospitality company expanded in the country in 2014 with the opening of COMO Maalifushi, a family-focused resort in the remote Thaa Atoll.) Now, after a top-to-bottom overhaul, COMO Cocoa Island will show off a new look […]

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  • 5 December

    Seabourn celebrated the keel-laying for Seabourn Venture during a ceremony held December 4 at the T. Mariotti shipyard in San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy. With Seabourn Venture scheduled to debut in June 2021, the ceremony marks a significant milestone in the construction of the line’s first purpose-built expedition ship. A second Seabourn expedition vessel, still to be named, is scheduled to launch in […]

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