A Festival of Activity on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is the perfect place for a weekend or day trip any time of the year with wineries, walking tracks, beaches and panoramic views all just a short trip from Auckland. During November, with spring in the air, there’s even more reasons to visit:  Organisers of three of the island’s most popular events, Waiheke […]

Mt Kinabalu, Malaysia to reopen

Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia will be reopened to climbers on September 1, 2015. The mountain was closed following a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in the region on June 5, which tragically killed 18 people. On September 1 the trail from Timpohan to Laban Rata will be opened. The number of climbers on the mountain at any […]

Introducing Sheraton Grand

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have introduced Sheraton Grand, a new premier tier that recognises exceptional Sheraton hotels and resorts for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. Starwood revealed the first ten Sheraton Grand properties, which span from Bangalore to Beijing, Dubai to Edinburgh, Miyazaki to Seoul, Taipei to Bangkok, […]

Banyan Tree Phuket now all-pool villa resort

A tranquil oasis in Thailand’s most scenic destination, Banyan Tree Phuket invites you to join in celebrating its highly anticipated re-launch as the island’s most recognised five-star retreat in its 21st year. With a complete redesign of several restaurants and villas, Banyan Tree Phuket offers a distinctive and memorable experience which indulges all your senses. Banyan Tree Phuket’s […]

1Above Takes Off In US

Kiwi flight drink company gains over 60 North American retail stores including Amazon.com in just 6 weeks The first 1Above kiosk opened in Auckland Airport four-and-a-half years ago. Since then, the category-redefining Kiwi flight drink company has expanded rapidly across New Zealand and Australia. Since then, 1Above has broken into the US with retail stores carrying […]

Sebastian Hindrichs’ New French Kitchen

Sebastian Hindrichs, of French Café fame, has taken the helm as Executive Chef at Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour’s elegant Lava Dining. Sebastian will bring his own interpretation of European classics with a New Zealand twist to the hotel’s restaurant. Following seven years heading up the kitchen at French Café, one of the most highly regarded […]

Paint a Picture of Colonial Tahiti

New Art and Literature Tour Paints a Picture of Colonial Tahiti Modern day explorers can see Tahiti through the eyes of some of Europe’s most famous writers, artists and adventurers during a special one-off Colonial-themed tour of the island in March next year. Departing Auckland on March 8, 2016, the Art and Literature in Colonial […]

Drive Safe, Drive Stylish

Drive Safe, Drive Stylish, with the New Volvo XC90 Throw the bags in the boot , twist the starter switch and set the pace for a busy day in the acclaimed Volvo XC90, the luxury SUV that boasts world-leading safety innovations and forward-thinking design. Epitomising the grace and beauty that characterises Swedish design, the new […]


The world’’s leading authority on Halal travel today launched a new glossary providing access to a wealth of terminology used in one of the fastest growing sectors globally. CrescentRating has published a new guide which promotes accurate and consistent use of terms in the Halal travel market. Over 150 terms and concepts have been entered […]

How to Add a Little Luxury to Any Trip

How to add a little luxury to any trip! We all wish we could hire a private island for the week and have the holiday of our dreams. A luxurious vacation seems like something reserved solely for the rich and famous. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can add a little something […]