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580 hotel restaurants take eel off the menu to prevent its extinction

The members of Relais & Châteaux’s World Culinary Council have voted to immediately remove eel from their own menus and are sending a call to action to the rest of the group’s 580 hotels and restaurants to do the same. The move comes after its NGO partner, Ethic Ocean, launched an alert that public authorities must urgently listen to scientists who recommend

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These are the top 10 places to go in 2024

With more people looking to travel to “traditional” destinations in a new way —think giving back, or exploring local cultures and making deeper connections— G Adventures has listed the most popular spots for 2024. G Adventures’ founder, Bruce Poon Tip, says travellers have changed over the past three years and are now looking for deeper, more meaningful experiences. He notes

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Accor is opening more than 85 stunning hotels in 2024

Accor is opening the doors to an impressive collection of exciting new hospitality options across its spectrum of 40+ hospitality brands around the world. Travellers of all ambitions, aesthetics, and demographics are sure to find a fascinating new place to visit in 2024. With its global network and ‘multi-local’ ethos, Accor’s newest destinations are expected to become as popular with

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Textured cocktails and flavoured salts are next top culinary trends

 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury & lifestyle portfolio, is returning with its annual Culinary + Cocktail Trend Forecast, highlighting predictions from its vast team of global culinary and beverage experts that will be featured on plates and bar menus in 2024. From global salts and seacuterie, to textured cocktails and umami flavors, Kimpton is forecasting both new

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Seven European Christmas market cruises to try

With the holidays right around the corner, Viking is celebrating its Christmas market voyages for the 2023 river season. Sailing Viking’s Longship fleet, guests can celebrate an Old World Christmas on special sailings through the season featuring illuminated Christmas markets, regional holiday specialties, and handmade gifts. On board Viking’s Longships, guests can find musical performances, tree trimming, and cooking demonstrations

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Five incredible spots to charter your own yacht in 2024

Yacht charters provide a unique form of escapism, offering a holiday experience like no other. Each day brings a sense of freedom as you wake up aboard your vessel, eager to discover the next destination. With charter companies now offering flexible booking terms, you can plan your 2024 getaway with absolute peace of mind. Discover the top destinations for yacht charters

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Hyatt Hotels is adding 35 luxury hotels for 2025

Hyatt Hotels has plans to open 35 luxury hotels and resorts globally through 2025 across the Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Miraval, Alila, Andaz, Thompson Hotels, and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brands, as well as Inclusive Collection brands Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts and Dreams Resorts & Spas. Hyatt has doubled the number of luxury rooms, tripled the number of

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Experience a winter wonderland at these Fairmont properties

With the seasons changing and temperatures dropping, it’s time for travellers to prepare their winter itineraries. From soaking in hot springs in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, to snowshoeing along awe-inspiring frozen lakes in Mont Tremblant, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offers a variety of winter activities for every vacationer to enjoy.  Fairmont Le Château Montebello (Montebello) Fairmont Le Château Montebello’s

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Eight new spas to visit for a truly relaxing vacation

From the shores of Mexico and Puerto Rico to urban oases in London, New York City and Texas, here are eight new spas to visit in 2024. The Spa & Wellness Centre at The Peninsula London Belgravia, London Opens Dec. 1, 2023 A serene oasis encompassing the spacious, quiet lower floor of the hotel, The Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre will offer an array of therapies – both

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There’s a Margaritaville opening in Honduras

 Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels & Resorts have plans to open Margaritaville Island Reserve Resort Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. The newest all-inclusive resort under the Island Reserve Inclusive Collection will complement Karisma and Margaritaville’s footprint in Mexico, Belize, and the Dominican Republic, joining Margaritaville Island Reserve Resort Cap Cana, Margaritaville Island Reserve Resort Riviera Cancun, Margaritaville Island Reserve Resort Riviera Maya, and Margaritaville Beach Resort

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Two thirds of Canadians are going off the beaten path for 2024

A new survey by British Airways reveals that one in five Canadians are planning to travel more than ever before in 2024.  Notably the pandemic has made more than half of all Canadians want to travel more (58%).  A third (33%) of Canadians plan to explore new destinations and tick places of their ‘must visit’ list in the new year.

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Hiking Italy’s most heavenly route

I’m sitting along a wooden table overlooking the dramatic cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, feasting on freshly-made goat cheese, deep-fried fritters, roasted tomatoes and eggplants, while sipping on homemade red wine with a group of fellow travellers from around the world, when an impromptu concert breaks out. Nino Aversa, one of the guides leading my small hiking trip, has joined

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A tourist’s guide to loving Vietnam

I had some initial apprehension upon learning that I’d be checking into a ‘junk boat’ for the next two nights. But upon seeing my home on the water, I quickly discovered that unlike the sound of the name, it’s actually not a shabby way to spend the night.  In fact, these sleeper ships, which range from basic bare bones boats

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Four Seasons Private Residences to open in Istanbul

Four Seasons Private Residences Istanbul is a new project featuring 82 homes comprised of penthouses, a sky loft, garden suites and apartment residences that will welcome residents in 2024. Located at the meeting point of the Ulus, Etiler and Levent neighbourhoods, Four Seasons Private Residences Istanbul will be located next to the city’s best upscale shopping districts, renowned culinary destinations and dynamic

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Bahamas bound: life on the island beyond swimming with the pigs

It’s my first day in Grand Bahama — the northernmost island of the Bahamas archipelago — and I’m already ignoring the age-old advice not to be lured into a complete stranger’s house. Tempted by the promise of a home-cooked meal, I’m here to meet Colette Williams, a host with the Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism’s People-to-People program, which is all about

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