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    News bites – 23 July 2019

    Enjoy ‘Vineotherapy’ at New Queenstown Lodge this December

    Located in the beautiful Central Otago region of New Zealand, Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa is set to welcome guests in mid-December 2019. Just 20 minutes from Queenstown Airport, the 24 private villas, central lodge and spa overlook the organic vineyards and the mountains of Gibbston.

    Each villa has been designed to maximise modern luxury, with extreme comfort in mind. The villas are fitted with a super king-sized bed, fireplace, an oversized bathtub, complimentary bicycle use and an individually customised selection of Gibbston Valley wines, based on guest preference.

    Guest can explore the natural beauty of the area on foot or by bicycle and learn the secrets of the cellar with the ‘Secrets of the Somm’ wine package. For relaxation, the Gibbston Valley Spa offer a range of luxurious treatments and packages, including a ‘Vinotherapy Renewal’ spa treatment. The specialty treatment lasts three glorious hours and includes a 30-minute body scrub, 60-minute massage, and 60-minute facial.


    Image courtesy of Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa

    Bee+Hive Launches Sustainable Booking Platform

    Bee+Hive have launched a new booking platform that’s changing the face of sustainable tourism. The not-for-profit association brings together luxury hotels and partners, allowing eco-minded travellers the chance to explore sustainable stays and experiences.

    Bee+Hive currently has 12 properties across Australia, Brazil, Philippines, Sweden, USA and Zimbabwe. Each property focuses on Bee+Hive’s three key pillars of sustainability – preservation of the local environment and wildlife, experiences that assist in the contribution to the local economy, and experiences that help safeguard local culture and practices.

    This new platform aims to continue expanding on a global scale by building a luxury network of bespoke sustainable experiences.


    Image courtesy of Peter Bocklandt

    For more personalised information tips and advice, or to book these incredible holidays, contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager here.

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