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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 …

relaxing onsen bath at Villa Akatsuki Samui

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 …

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Thailand’s islands offered paradise locations with beach-huts-in-the-sand style accommodations. Today, the country’s beach destination beauties are far more sophisticated, and islands such as Phuket and Koh Samui court the discerning, upmarket traveler in glamorously upmarket style. Thailand is a top tourist destination for wealthy ASEAN visitors and well-traveled global millennials. Luxury vacationers love Thailand not only for its natural beauty but its promise of a uniquely Thai experience, its identity as a chilled-out wellness oasis, its fabulous dining, and its simply spectacular rich-list of high-end vacation villa stays. Thai Experience Anyone who has ever vacationed in Thailand knows it is a special destination that you cannot help but fall in love with. The islands are tropical paradise retreats with white-sand beaches fringing turquoise blue waters. The people are beautifully gentle, friendly, and effortlessly hospitable. The dining culture is out of this world whilst …

You probably heard this before – spending money on experiences makes you happier than buying stuff. So if you’re still looking for that perfect Christmas and new year gift for your loved ones, take them to a luxury villa escape. The festive season is fast-approaching and whether you love it or loathe it jetting off to a luxury villa vacation escape might just be the best gift you can give yourself, your par amour or your family. An escape is not only about leaving behind the known, it is also about opening yourself up to new experiences and feelings. Tropical locations, stunningly beautiful villas, and incredible lifestyle experiences; Southeast Asian destinations such as the gorgeous islands of Phuket and Samui in Thailand and Bali in Indonesia are perfect places to celebrate the festive holidays. The idea of getting away during the Christmas break or to celebrate New Year appeals for …

The beauty of going to tropical vacation hotspots such as Bali, Koh Samui, and Phuket, is the experience of getting out on the water or under the water, (and in some cases, over the water) and discovering adrenaline-fueled action and great marine activities. Some incredible water sports let you make a splash on holiday and promise fun, exciting, and fresh experiences, some of which you may not have even heard about: Skipping On Water While you may not be able to walk on water, you may be able to do a hop, skip, and a jump instead with a low-impact water workout. The AquaSkipper was invented with fun and fitness in mind and the hydrofoil moves across the water like a bird…quite literally. Looking a little like a scooter, without the wheels, jumping causes the wings of the water sports gadget go up and down, creating lift and propelling riders …

Vacations are a special time and can really benefit you mentally, physically, and emotionally. Evidence suggests that taking a break can be positive for your health, career, and relationships. While you will undoubtedly want to make the most of your time away, even experienced travelers can make the same vacation mistakes time and again; following the same pattern of holiday habits and attitudes that negate from the overall experience. Before you jet off to a Thai-island paradise or dive into the cool waters lapping at the shores of Bali be wary of our these vacation no-nos. Don’t over plan Creating too strict an itinerary can be exhausting and can squeeze out all the footloose and fancy-free fun of a vacation. Just as sometimes it is better to get lost than follow a map, it is often more enjoyable to go with the flow and see how the mood takes you. …

Yachts and Villas on Phuket Marina Aerial Shot

World-class marinas, spectacular destinations, and enjoyable and interesting waters to sail in, Thailand has a rich culture of yachting. The Eastern Seaboard of Pattaya and the island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea are both notable as yachting hubs not just regionally but internationally as well. Yachting events showcase the beauty of boats, the adventure of sailing, and the wonderfully sociable side of the yachting set. Regattas and boat shows attract holidaymakers who want to be part of the energy and atmosphere of superyachts and sailboats whilst charters can take them on a cruise to see the tropical delights of Thailand, whether island hopping or a sunset dinner cruise. Coral reefs with a kaleidoscope of colorful marine life are perfect for snorkeling and dives and Thailand is wonderfully discovered with yachting experiences. The Phi Phi islands are close to Phuket as are the jungle-clad Similan Islands famed ass world-renowned dive …