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What is a Luxury Travel Concierge?

So, what exactly is a travel concierge and why do you need one? A luxury travel concierge is a highly trained professional that helps clients plan every detail of their dream trip, incorporating personal wishes and giving exclusive access to the best experiences in luxury destinations. Taking into account the entire group and each and every individual need. Organizing flights and private jets, hotels, tours and transportation, and providing expert advice on the best accommodations,...

Wall Power: Why We Are All Aboard For Iconic Travel Posters

In this article, Bonhams’ vintage poster expert Richard Barclay explains the value behind ‘once here today, gone tomorrow’ travel posters.Richard Barclay is just about to travel from his home in Brittany to London on Eurostar to set up the latest Bonhams’ vintage posters auction. He is understanding, but frustrated, over recent travel restrictions and has witnessed lockdowns creating ‘a renewed nostalgia’ for holidays and travel – and, in turn, many more people are looking for...

Luxury Travel in an Environmentally Proactive Aviation Industry

The world is becoming more environmentally aware – with aviation embracing carbon-reducing initiatives. From lighter materials in aircraft manufacture, to ground-breaking engine technology and the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), changes are underway that will positively change the impact of aircraft on this planet. By 2050, there is an industry-wide push to halve net CO2 emissions. For private aviation, carbon offsetting is key in reducing carbon footprint. “Carbon offsetting is becoming more visible in...

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland

A landmark of luxury Built into an 800-year-old lava flow in the heart of a UNESCO Global Geopark, the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland was conceived and created to expand the horizons of the Blue Lagoon experience. Encompassing a subterranean spa, a mineral-rich lagoon, a luxury hotel, and a restaurant that honors and reinvents Iceland’s culinary traditions, the Retreat is a place where guests can leave the world behind and enter a timeless realm of...

CuleM Watches Feature Unique World Time Zone Function

Designed for the modern traveller, the Swiss-made watches in the collection start at €1,499.00 (approximately £1.350) including free worldwide shipping. Watch collector Matthew Cule created CuleM Watches by combining his two passions; a love of travel and luxury watches of the highest craftmanship. Each watch is delivered in a miniature elegant luxury ‘travel trunk’ box. CuleM’s World GMT Collection consists of three designs; The Portal, The Frame and The Lights. The dial of each watch...

The New Luxury Cruises for 2020

For those looking to get away from life on land next year, Arts & Collections has put together a list of the most anticipated and luxurious new cruise ships taking to the seas. Seven Seas Splendor Sister ship to the Seven Seas Explorer, the Seven Seas Splendor aims to continue the luxurious traditions of the cruise line. With the maiden voyage departing in February 2020, the ship will sail from Barcelona to Miami, and include...

Bookseller Peter Harrington Exhibits Pacific Voyage Collection from Hawaiian Collector

Rare bookseller Peter Harrington has recently acquired a large collection of books on voyages in the Pacific Ocean from legendary book dealer Louis (Lou) Weinstein, formerly of Heritage Book Shop, Beverly Hills, California. Since his retirement to Maui in 2007, Lou has been an enthusiastic collector of Hawaiiana with his collection boasting over 1,000 unique items. See also: Peter Harrington Contemporary Prints Catalogue Features Dali, Banksy and Picasso  Harrington’s first selection of books from the...

Why Money Spent on Private Aviation Saves You Valuable Time

Founder of Air Advantage, Andrew Douglas and Marketing Manager, Gillian Johnston answer our questions on why private aviation is a logical step for the time-pressed air traveller. What catalysed the creation of Air Advantage’s spin-off, At Pretium Jet Charter? Andrew Douglas, CEO of Air Advantage and At Pretium Jet Charter: “We weren’t happy with the way the aviation industry was working. I have a military background and precision, making an effort and not accepting lower standards are...

Reaching the North Pole

Exclusive and legendary, the geographic North Pole, 90° north latitude, sits atop the Arctic Ocean and is covered with a spider web of pressure ridges and drift ice, as much as 10-feet thick in some spots. The destination is remote and the journey is demanding, but for a few hundred intrepid and fortunate adventurers each summer, the top of the world is attainable. At the start of each summer, when the light starts to linger...

Must-see Museums in New York

Travelling to the Big Apple? Read through Arts & Collections’ essential list of the best museums in New York City. The museums of New York are some of the most iconic in the world and feature some of the finest collections of art, science and history. With such grandeur and the sheer number of them that are spread around NYC, choosing the right museum can be overwhelming. This list compiles the city’s finest, covering facts,...

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