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Megève has become a beloved skiing destination for jet setters and celebrities, spending their winter holidays in the French Alps. But did you know that this quaint mountainside commune offers a whole lot more? Come summertime, the frosty white village transforms into a palette of verdant hues with endless blue skies on the horizon and the majestic Mont Blanc in pure sight. So what can you honestly expect as you spend your summer break in this Alpine holiday getaway? Let’s find out more as we explore the allure of a typical Megèvan summer. Megève, a summer dream The charming resort town was once a humble farming village dating back to the 12th century. However, the Rothschild family saw its potential as a skiing destination in the early 1900s, elevating it to the luxury status that it now enjoys. With a cozy temperature of just around 14.2 °C during its hottest …

Asia’s abundance in natural beauty makes it a mecca of paradisal destinations and has people from around the world listing them on their bucket lists. Two of the world’s most gorgeous coastal getaways are found in Phuket and Bali, and it comes as no surprise. Their rich landscape, mouth-watering cuisine, and warm hospitality are enough reasons to lure travelers and leave them coming back for more. The goal of this guide is not to pick which is a better destination, but rather to highlight their similarities, differences and their strengths which will hopefully get you closer to your dream holiday destination. An overview of Phuket and Bali Phuket prides itself as a luxury destination, thanks to its top-notch destinations and excellent accommodation, entertainment and dining options. Its marinas make it a popular choice for yachting and boat tours that lets you explore Phuket’s seascape and surrounding islands. People visiting Phuket …

With its picturesque landscape of snow-capped mountains, tranquil lakes, lush forests, and quaint farming villages, it’s no wonder why the French Alps is considered one of the most beloved alpine destinations in the world and has become home to numerous iconic ski resorts. The region takes pride in the reputation it has steadily built through the years. It is the place where Olympic medals are won, Michelin stars are earned, and après-ski is an absolute must. Its charm comes from its breathtaking scenery paired with world-class luxury and hospitality that has left A-list jet-setters coming back for more. Dreaming of someday hitting the slopes of the French Alps? Here are five of France’s top ski resorts you should definitely consider on your next ski trip. 1. Courchevel Dubbed as the “St. Tropez of Winter Sports”, Courchevel features the world’s largest linked ski networks. It joins together seven ski resorts in …

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. …