Luang Prabang’s newest luxury resort is a design fan’s dream stay

Luang Prabang’s rise to become one of Southeast Asia’s top luxury destinations for those in search of culture and relaxation was inevitable. In the years following the former Laos royal capital’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, this magical town, nestled at the bottom of forested mountains that tower over the Mekong River, attracted a slow trickle of luxury accommodation options, from the Amantaka to the Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for one more… [read more]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s private jet struck by lightning

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle land in Sydney on Monday morning to begin their tour Down Under, new information has been revealed about a flight the couple took last month that was struck by lightning. The scary incident happened when the couple were flying to a party in Amsterdam on a Dassault Falcon 7X jet worth over NZ$80 million… [read more]

No fuel needed for this solar superyacht

At sea, your gaze and your imagination have no limits. You keep on feeling the vastness of the sea and experience a completely new feeling of exploring or rediscovering the true meaning of life. This ship takes you to a new level of emotionality – right where the sea meets the sky. The Solar Impact is a yacht for people who want to travel further, without sacrificing comfort, elegance and state-of-the-art technology, and for whom the destination is the actual experience of the journey itself… [read more]

The world’s fastest growing travel destinations

To anyone who has battled the crowds in Venice, Barcelona or Dubrovnik in recent years, the following fact will come as no surprise: tourists have never been more numerous. A record 1.323bn overseas trips were made by travellers last year, according to statistics released last week by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)… [read more]

Saudi Arabia to build a new luxury destination that will rival Dubai

Saudi Arabia have launched an uber-luxury tourism destination with a focus on wellness, health living and meditation. The project, called ‘Amaala’, found on the northwestern coast, has been dubbed the ‘Riveria of the Middle East’ as it hopes to become a magnet for international tourists. The development is set to host a number of cultural, artistic and sports facilities as well as retail areas. These will span hotels, private villas, galleries, ateliers, an arts academy, a yacht club and luxury boat cruises. The project is the brainchild of Prince Mohammed… [read more]