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    Luxury and Indulgence

    Our newly-formed editorial partnership with First Class Magazine brings with it the opportunity to showcase what’s happening in the world of luxury travel. From exquisite wellness retreats in the Maldives to glamping beneath the stars aboard a yacht in the Galapagos, these are destinations and experiences that are guaranteed to get your inner travel bug twitching. Whether you’re looking for the holiday experience of a lifetime or simply to indulge in some serious armchair travel, we’ll have something new and exciting for you to enjoy, right here every week.

    The latest headline stories

    If you need to breathe romance back into a relationship, there are few more romantic places than Italy’s Cinque Terre, a cluster of five villages on the Ligurian coast.

    New luxury hotel openings in Kyoto | New Hotels and Reef expeditions are opening in Far North Queensland 2020

    The smoke rises from the charring wood. I put my feet on the polished concrete hearth to take the clichéd selfie not of bare feet with finely painted toe nails on a sandy beach but of booted feet toasting in front of the burning log fire.

    Private Jet transfers to Chiang Mai’s most luxurious boutique hotel

    The King George is one of the only two places to stay when you are in Athens, the second is its brother property right next door, the Grand Bretagne.

    Crooked Compass launch $147,000 Australian itinerary with new company Adventure by Air | The Langham Nymphenburg Residence, Munich Makes Its Debut

    Tweed clad hosts who do it all are the first physical contact one has with the Brimstone if arriving by train.

    Celebrate Negroni Week at Ovolo | Australia’s first Fairmont Hotel to open in Port Douglas | Photographer, Kate Branch launches 40 Years around the sun

    You don't need to travel overseas to discover the best of the underwater world, with so many experiences to be had right here in Australia.

    Floriade: Reimagined Set To Celebrate Spring On Screens Across Australia | Introducing Raffles Maldives Meradhoo's Royal Residence

    ‘The Poseidonion', a veritable French chateau, stands out from its commanding position if you arrive by sea.

    Live like Marilyn at the Beverly Hills Hotel | Gwinganna is introducing a new style of wellness for 2020

    First Class has taken a deep dive into our Apple Isle, and why you should consider taking a trip across the Bass Strait.

    Singita’s luxury Serengeti tented camp set to reopen in September | Put Hoshino Resorts Tomamu on your Ski list for 2021

    First Class has put together a guide for a range of distinct tastes. For those of us who have to hold back, New York will be there for us to so we can do our research and savour the wait.

    Gold Coast travel destination guide | TravelManagers

    If you’re heading to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station and you stare up at the magnificent building on the south side of Princes Street and you’re fastidious about punctuality, take a deep breath.

    Museum of Underwater Art Opens | Thredbo’s back-country tours debut this season

    Swim up to cocktails at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas | JW Marriott to open Gold Coast Resort & Spa.

    The island of Inchconnachan situated on Loch Lomond whilst not the home of James Bond is very close to a Sky Fall lifestyle. The 42 hectare property which has been owned by the Colquhoun family for more than seven hundred years is for sale for overs over 500,000 pounds.

    Newly launched bespoke travel company offering journeys out of the ordinary at the top end of the luxury market | rue North has resumed operations to explore the Kimberley Coast with an amended sailing schedule for the second half of 2020.

    Private jet travel has nearly returned to pre pandemic levels. Gogo Business Aviation reports that in mid-April its business dropped to providing broadband services for just 378 flights per day but by the beginning of July that number has increased to 3200 flights per day.

    The latest headline stories

    The Romance of Italy’s Cinque Terre

    If you need to breathe romance back into a relationship, there are few more romantic places than Italy’s Cinque Terre, a cluster of five villages on the Ligurian coast.

    News Bites - 2 October 2020

    New luxury hotel openings in Kyoto | New Hotels and Reef expeditions are opening in Far North Queensland 2020

    The Angel of Islington

    The smoke rises from the charring wood. I put my feet on the polished concrete hearth to take the clichéd selfie not of bare feet with finely painted toe nails on a sandy beach but of booted feet toasting in front of the burning log fire.

    News Bites - 28 September 2020

    Private Jet transfers to Chiang Mai’s most luxurious boutique hotel

    Acropolis WOW!

    The King George is one of the only two places to stay when you are in Athens, the second is its brother property right next door, the Grand Bretagne.

    News Bites - 18 September 2020

    Crooked Compass launch $147,000 Australian itinerary with new company Adventure by Air | The Langham Nymphenburg Residence, Munich Makes Its Debut

    Let them eat cake and scones and clotted cream

    Tweed clad hosts who do it all are the first physical contact one has with the Brimstone if arriving by train.

    News Bites - 11 September 2020

    Celebrate Negroni Week at Ovolo | Australia’s first Fairmont Hotel to open in Port Douglas | Photographer, Kate Branch launches 40 Years around the sun

    Australia’s Best Local Diving Escapes Where You Can Have a Scuba Diving Holiday in Your State

    You don't need to travel overseas to discover the best of the underwater world, with so many experiences to be had right here in Australia.

    News Bites - 7 September 2020

    Floriade: Reimagined Set To Celebrate Spring On Screens Across Australia | Introducing Raffles Maldives Meradhoo's Royal Residence

    Spetses: where the millionaires play

    ‘The Poseidonion', a veritable French chateau, stands out from its commanding position if you arrive by sea.

    News Bites - 27 August 2020

    Live like Marilyn at the Beverly Hills Hotel | Gwinganna is introducing a new style of wellness for 2020

    An Overseas Trip to Tassie

    First Class has taken a deep dive into our Apple Isle, and why you should consider taking a trip across the Bass Strait.

    News bites – 19 August 2020

    Singita’s luxury Serengeti tented camp set to reopen in September | Put Hoshino Resorts Tomamu on your Ski list for 2021

    First Class Guide to New York

    First Class has put together a guide for a range of distinct tastes. For those of us who have to hold back, New York will be there for us to so we can do our research and savour the wait.

    Harry Potter found at Edinburgh’s finest address

    If you’re heading to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station and you stare up at the magnificent building on the south side of Princes Street and you’re fastidious about punctuality, take a deep breath.

    News bites – 5 August 2020

    Museum of Underwater Art Opens | Thredbo’s back-country tours debut this season

    Gold Coast travel destination guide | TravelManagers

    News bites – 29 July 2020

    Swim up to cocktails at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas | JW Marriott to open Gold Coast Resort & Spa.

    Rare chance to live out your James Bond fantasy

    The island of Inchconnachan situated on Loch Lomond whilst not the home of James Bond is very close to a Sky Fall lifestyle. The 42 hectare property which has been owned by the Colquhoun family for more than seven hundred years is for sale for overs over 500,000 pounds.

    News bites – 20 July 2020

    Newly launched bespoke travel company offering journeys out of the ordinary at the top end of the luxury market | rue North has resumed operations to explore the Kimberley Coast with an amended sailing schedule for the second half of 2020.

    The most luxurious jet airports for private planes

    Private jet travel has nearly returned to pre pandemic levels. Gogo Business Aviation reports that in mid-April its business dropped to providing broadband services for just 378 flights per day but by the beginning of July that number has increased to 3200 flights per day.