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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

    Crooked Compass’s luxe brand Classe has launched with three exclusive itineraries for travellers visiting New Zealand in 2021.

    While we may not be heading long haul until 2021, there is one destination that is not off limits for overseas travel and that is Tassie.

    Victoria, along with NSW and the ACT are currently the only states with their borders open. Geelong and the Bellarine has taken advantage of this by promoting some of the passionate tourism businesses in the area.

    Cycling popularity is growing even further with the need to social distance. Australians are ready to get off our couches and start shifting the ISO kilos.

    Halcyon House on NSW’s North Coast is set to become even more exclusive when it reopens on July 2, 2020.

    Travel to Fiji may be on the cards for later this year. And as Gladys Berejicklian has commented those in NSW may be jetting off to Fiji before going over the Queensland border.

    The Banyan Tree Group, known for pioneering wellbeing for guests and associates, is rolling out an Organisational Wellbeing index to assess and respond to associates’ wellbeing, as well as a regional Tele-therapy service to help support emotional and mental health.

    Winter is on our doorstep and so too hopefully is travel to New Zealand. For some truly grand mountains and breathtaking scenery, look at Wanaka and Queenstown for your next ski trip.

    Away from the Ordinary can organise, through your Personal TravelManager, money can’t buy experiences, including private cask tastings in distilleries that are literally away from the ordinary.

    Travel will be back on the cards hopefully within the next month or two. So while we are all making plans to burst out of our homes, Tourism Australia will be transporting the country’s incredible tourism offerings into our living rooms with a curated live program of virtual travel experiences.

    The NT government has started to lift restrictions on outdoor activities, including hiking and camping just prior to the start of the dry season in the Top End. Although in Central Australia, many of the Territory’s most beautiful landmarks remain shut.

    We are all doing a lot of walking these days, much to the chagrin and/or delight of our animals. When life returns to something more normal, we will be in great shape to continue our exercise amongst less familiar surroundings.

    Take a ride through an Alaskan forest in the snow or float down the Chena River – all from your own armchair

    Canadian winters have a lot more going for them than just great skiing opportunities. With hot springs, winter glamping, and ice caving on offer, you certainly won’t struggle to find plenty of winter activities to keep you warm and entertained.

    Slip on your red shoes and be transported into another world. The world of Mosman. A world where balsamic vinegar is swapped for verjuice.

    The latest headline stories

    Crooked Compass launches luxury New Zealand holidays with Classe

    Crooked Compass’s luxe brand Classe has launched with three exclusive itineraries for travellers visiting New Zealand in 2021.

    An overseas holiday in Australia

    While we may not be heading long haul until 2021, there is one destination that is not off limits for overseas travel and that is Tassie.

    News bites – 3 June 2020

    Victoria, along with NSW and the ACT are currently the only states with their borders open. Geelong and the Bellarine has taken advantage of this by promoting some of the passionate tourism businesses in the area.

    Pinot and pedal in Tasmania

    Cycling popularity is growing even further with the need to social distance. Australians are ready to get off our couches and start shifting the ISO kilos.

    News bites - 03 June 2020

    Halcyon House on NSW’s North Coast is set to become even more exclusive when it reopens on July 2, 2020.

    Fiji’s most luxurious resorts

    Travel to Fiji may be on the cards for later this year. And as Gladys Berejicklian has commented those in NSW may be jetting off to Fiji before going over the Queensland border.

    News bites – 27 May 2020

    The Banyan Tree Group, known for pioneering wellbeing for guests and associates, is rolling out an Organisational Wellbeing index to assess and respond to associates’ wellbeing, as well as a regional Tele-therapy service to help support emotional and mental health.

    Top ten tips on getting the most from your ski trip

    Winter is on our doorstep and so too hopefully is travel to New Zealand. For some truly grand mountains and breathtaking scenery, look at Wanaka and Queenstown for your next ski trip.

    News bites – 11 May 2020

    Away from the Ordinary can organise, through your Personal TravelManager, money can’t buy experiences, including private cask tastings in distilleries that are literally away from the ordinary.

    News bites – 9 May 2020

    Travel will be back on the cards hopefully within the next month or two. So while we are all making plans to burst out of our homes, Tourism Australia will be transporting the country’s incredible tourism offerings into our living rooms with a curated live program of virtual travel experiences.

    The NT opens for business

    The NT government has started to lift restrictions on outdoor activities, including hiking and camping just prior to the start of the dry season in the Top End. Although in Central Australia, many of the Territory’s most beautiful landmarks remain shut.

    Great Walks of Australia

    We are all doing a lot of walking these days, much to the chagrin and/or delight of our animals. When life returns to something more normal, we will be in great shape to continue our exercise amongst less familiar surroundings.

    Alaska at your fingertips

    Take a ride through an Alaskan forest in the snow or float down the Chena River – all from your own armchair

    Five Reasons to go to Canada in Winter (other than skiing)

    Canadian winters have a lot more going for them than just great skiing opportunities. With hot springs, winter glamping, and ice caving on offer, you certainly won’t struggle to find plenty of winter activities to keep you warm and entertained.

    Emerald City sparkles at The Albert in Mosman

    Slip on your red shoes and be transported into another world. The world of Mosman. A world where balsamic vinegar is swapped for verjuice.