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With a lot of the world being told to stay at home right now, some have chosen to book into retreat stays so that they can be private and remote, protecting their families and themselves. Most cannot wait for some semblance of normality to return and to get out in the world and visit different destinations or simply go on an incredible vacation. After restrictions are lifted there’s going to be a big surge in bookings and it might be worthwhile making at least some type of reservation beforehand. Meanwhile, here are some stay home travel inspirations to brighten up your time and let your imagination take flight: Dream Often vacations are booked in haste and we don’t allow ourselves to really dream about an alternative style of holiday or to consider a different destination. What this lockdown is teaching everybody is that life’s too short not to follow your …

One standout feature of Gen Ys is how they’ve grown up being so connected in such a fast-paced world of digital change and lifestyle choices. The result is that they’re often confident about who they are and like to create their own vacations by making online bookings. They also have high expectations when it comes to hospitality. On top of this, going on holiday is more about experiential travel, and that all starts with the experience of an incredibly unique stay. With social circles still a focus, it’s little surprise that a private villa vacation escape with a group of friends promises to be not only lots of fun in the sun but the ultimate millennial retreat. Added to this is the fact that a substantial group within this generation are well into their 30s and have the disposable income to afford luxury stays too. The beautiful island of Bali, …

For some, travel is life-defining and can even be life-changing. Gone are the two weeks in a year of a package holiday along with the masses, today’s travelers have become more discerning. They want a getaway to deliver something more than a well-trodden tourist stay in a cookie-cutter place. Instead, many vacationers are on a quest to find hidden depths to destinations, explore their own potential, and go beyond traditional luxury to find real meaning as they connect with different cultures and places. The seven top luxury travel trends of 2020 are as inspirational and imaginative as they are aspirational. There is an overall desire to interact, integrate, and leave a positive impact. These trends have evolved as more people travel and want to experience where they go in a way that feels authentic and ethical.   Experiential Travel As reported in Travel Weekly Asia, millennials want to experience travel …

The festive season is nearly upon us and with it often comes with feeling under the weather in winter climates, an excess of eating and drinking, and the same-old-same-old gatherings year after year. It’s not surprising that more and more people are deciding to create a whole new festive experience. To look forward to 2020 with an entirely new perspective, and a feeling of joy, you may want to consider mixing it up with unforgettable festivities in the sun with a luxury villa vacation stay.  Here are 12 reasons to inspire your end-of-year villa-vacay with a festive island stay: 1. Escape the cold Basking in the sunshine and greeting the end of the year with a swim in the sea while it’s chilly in your home country is wonderfully uplifting and gloriously feel-good; creating a real sense of getting away from it all. The climate in Thailand and Indonesia at …

Experiential travel, where vacationers want to enjoy adventures and activities that are all about uplifting and memorable experiences, is part of a new wave of conscious travel that is sweeping across the world. Today’s vacationers are looking for experiences that enrich their lives and this includes ones that connect with themselves, local communities, and a destination’s environment in a positive way. This feel-good philosophy is not reserved just for the millennials, either. Gen Z, Y, and X are also sharing this deeper understanding of how travel today needs to be responsible, socially aware, and mindful. For luxury travelers in Southeast Asia, whether visiting the spectacular Thai islands or the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia, there are plenty of opportunities to interact and experience destinations in a conscious way. Ethical Wildlife Activities Most people know that in popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, there have been plenty of reports about …

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Travel apps are no more restricted to helping you book a hotel room or convert currencies. Today, we have an app for this and an app for that. In fact, there’s an app for almost everything under the sun so why not take advantage of the handheld smart device to skip long waiting lines at the airport, eat at the most lavish restaurants around the world, and experience events that thrill you to bits. Let’s take a look at 7 of the most ingenious luxury travel apps every high-class traveler should know to make the most of each vacation or business trip. #1. PrivateFly When you want to waste no time traveling to your destination, no one understands this better than PrivateFly. The PrivateFly app gives you instant access to the private jet charter service that operates in 19 countries and connects luxury travelers to over 7000 aircraft in a …

Tourism and climatic changes are two sides of a coin that cannot exist without the other. The tourism industry cannot thrive unless there is a stable climate. Who will admire the beauty of pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and breathtaking lakes if there are risks of flood, forest fires, or hurricane? I am sure you will agree that climate change has a huge impact on the inflow and outflow of travelers in any given country. In this article, we will focus on its influence on tourism in Asia, and how as travelers, we can adapt to the changes to mitigate its effects. 5 Major Impacts of Climate Change to Tourism in Asia Destruction of Coral Reefs and Natural Coastal Areas Think about holidays, and we instantly conjure images of us basking and diving in the coastal regions, but let’s not forget that our favorite destinations are extremely vulnerable to climate changes. …

If you’re over 60 and have a zest for life and luxury travel experiences, guess what, you’re not alone. Many countries have rapidly aging populations, while older people are getting noticeably younger with each generation. Today’s over 60s were part of the trend-setting ‘swinging 60s’ when Elvis rocked the airwaves; the first generation to truly redefine each age group. Rather than sit back in sedate retirement you are part of a growing group of travelers who have the time, funds, and energy to enjoy a sweet vacation lifestyle. Today, the over-60s are tanning themselves in Thailand, blissing-out in Bali, and having the time of their lives skiing down the slopes of Niseko, luxury-style of course! 60 Is The New 40 Compared to generations ago, 60 is the new 40 and 70 is the new 50, and so on. Feeling young for your age gives you the freedom to travel where …

As the cold weather starts to creep in for the last few months of the year in the West, the sunshine continues in the East, as sun-seekers head to beach destinations such as Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand and the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali. Once you reach your dream location and drop your bags at your gorgeous luxury villa then what better way to soak up the rays than a chilled-out beachfront experience; with some of the best beach clubs in Southeast Asia: Baba Beach Club, Phuket Thailand Luxurious, fun and glamorously chic, Baba Beach Club on Phuket’s tranquil Natai Beach, on the island’s north-western shore is fabulously funky and has it all. Part of a resort boasts a wonderfully bold Chino Portuguese design that reflects the rich culture of Phuket in a contemporary style. With an ‘entertainment pool’ right by the white sands, hip beach bar with …

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Taking a break to recharge your batteries, reassess your life, and release a new sense of purpose; the meaning behind luxury vacations in 2018 goes way beyond indulgence and taps into wellness that goes right to your core. While you may want to simply relax and have fun in the sun, a villa vacation rental can become an inspirational retreat that transforms your whole being; now that is a holiday of a lifetime. “Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.” J. Stanford (Author) What Is Wellness? Essentially, wellness is about achieving a healthy body and mind. It is not simply about being in good physical condition, but also about mental fitness and social ease where you can connect with others, and yourself with confidence; holistic well-being that affects every part of your mind, body, and beyond. Wellness is not static and involves active and dynamic …