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Blog archive - January, 2013

New Elemis Treatments at The W Leicester Square

31 Jan 2013
Categories: Hotels, Luxury Travel     Tags: , , ,

In our latest luxury travel blog we report on the launch of some new Elemis treatments at the AWAY Spa at The W in London’s Leicester Square which are meant to aid the cleansing and detoxifying of the body. The AWAY Spa Nip/Tuck package, as they call it, begins with an Elemis Lime and Ginger Scrub, which is infused with skin-enriching camellia oil, leaving the skin cleansed and glowing following a thorough exfoliation...

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall celebrate 150 years of The Tube

London Underground gets the Royal touch today as The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Farringdon Station and look at the progress being made on the new Crossrail site and visit Kings Cross and St Pancras...

Montreal’s Snow Village has the InterContinental Touch

If you visit Montreal at this time of year you know it’s going to be cold but that’s the charm of winter when the snow brightens up what is normally a pretty dull time of year.  But how about staying in North America's very first Snow Village and Ice Hotel and sleeping in thermal sleeping bags...

American Airlines unveils a new-look for the 21st Century

29 Jan 2013
Categories: Air Travel, From The Editor     Tags: ,

American Airlines unveiled their new logo and livery last week – the early verdicts have been somewhat mixed.

What's your verdict?

The Case for an extra runway at Heathrow

28 Jan 2013
Categories: Air Travel, From The Editor     Tags: , ,

Once again the recent snow showed up the shortcomings of Britain’s transport system and infrastructure. Although Heathrow Airport didn’t actually close as on previous occasions, hundreds of flights were cancelled or delayed and some passengers found themselves stranded on planes.  Of course the problems at Heathrow run much deeper than simply keeping runways clear of snow...

NetJets City Guides: Verona

28 Jan 2013
Categories: Air Travel     Tags: , ,

Verona is one of the world’s most revered European cities; so famous, indeed, for its architecture and literary and artistic heritage that it remains one of Italy’s most popular tourist attractions, and was recently celebrated in Lonely Planet’s 1,000 Ultimate Sights book as one of the best places in the world to fall in love...

How to feel right at home in Central London

24 Jan 2013
Categories: Hotels     Tags: , ,

The world’s very best hotels and resorts have one thing in common: the ability to make luxury seem homely. Everything should feel natural and in just the right place. And the staff and concierge should be able to make you feel that you’re slipping into a way of life that’s almost second nature, despite being in an unknown destination...

Learning to cook with a Wok and Cathay Pacific

23 Jan 2013
Categories: Air Travel, From The Editor     Tags: ,

Quality food, service and in-flight catering are very important to Cathay Pacific no matter which cabin you travel in. With this in mind and to celebrate Cathay’s January sale that is running at the moment, I was invited along with a few other journalists to experience cooking first hand at Jeremy Pang’s School of Wok in London’s Covent Garden on Monday evening...

Would you like to visit Downton Abbey?

22 Jan 2013
Categories: Entertainment     Tags: , ,

Downton Abbey is the most successful British period drama since Brideshead Revisited, not just in the UK, but across the globe.

But the real star of the series isn’t Dame Maggie Smith as the acerbic Dowager Duchess, but the house itself, Highclere Castle near Newbury...

OMOTG January Travel News Update

16 Jan 2013
Categories: Travel News     Tags: ,

Here is a brief update on what has happened and what’s new in the world of travel.

New York had a record 52 million people visit the city in 2012, an increase of 2.1% on 2011. 11 million were overseas visitors and 41 million came from the US. The city’s goal is to reach 55 million visitors by 2015...