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  • 8 December

    The best luxury hotels in India can mainly be found in Jaipur, Mumbai, New Delhi, Udaipur and Goa. It’s hard to know which luxury hotel to pick in these destinations, particularly if they are individually owned rather than being part of a big chain like the Four Seasons, Aman or Ritz Carlton. This is where […]

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  • 8 December

    South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it is entering “business rescue,” a process that the airline describes as very similar to Chapter 11 bankruptcy laws in the United States. The airline says that its Board of Directors and its shareholder, the Department of Public Enterprise within the South African Government, made the decision due […]

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  • 7 December

    Virtuoso has announced its picks for the most exciting properties around the world debuting over the next six months in destinations ranging from France and Mexico to Japan and Botswana. Cheval Blanc Paris, France – Opening Spring 2020 Located in the heart of the City of Light, steps from the Louvre and the Marais, Cheval […]

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  • 7 December

    At Signature Travel Network’s annual sales conference, hosted from December 2 – 5 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the network debuted a new niche sales training initiative. Travel segments to be covered include: Active and adventure, expedition cruising, family travel, honeymoon and romance travel, wellness travel, solo travel, LGBTQ+ travel and river cruising. […]

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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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