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Handmade Journeys offers customised luxury holidays

Most people reach a point when they get tired of sitting behind a desk — we have heard stories of men and women quitting their jobs and travelling the world. Former journalists Alisha Wadia and Friyan Driver did things a little differently. After planning and travelling to exotic locations — …

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Concierge Travel news and deals

SILKAIR AND BANYAN TREE PACKAGE DEALS SilkAir and Banyan Tree Hotels Resorts have put together flight and accommodation packages in Danang, Luang Prabang, Maldives and Phuket. The offer includes SilkAir return flights and accommodation at Banyan Tree or Angsana properties with breakfast for two. Prices start at $259 a person …

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No details on Maldives ‘US$40 mn loan’ from OPEC body

The Maldives government has been unable to answer basic questions about a US$40 million loan, including when it was granted and if the money is in place, despite ministers announcing it a month ago. On July 16, hours after the European Union said it was imposing sanctions on the Maldives …

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Pictures: Are Neha Dhupia And Angad Bedi Honeymooning In Maldives?

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi took us all by surprise by suddenly tying the knot. The two best friends had a quiet and intimate wedding ceremony in the Punjabi tradition. The two had then been involved in their work and they are going strong in their work front as well. …

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Travel Awards 2018: Win a luxury holiday in Chicago

Fancy a luxurious five-night break in Chicago, including return Aer Lingus flights from the UK in business class? This trip for two, provided by the tourist board Choose Chicago, is based at the swanky Loews Chicago Hotel and Kinzie Hotel, and offers time to delve into the city’s acclaimed museum …

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More and more Irish people are booking holidays to Tanzania these days – here’s why

When you think popular tourist destinations for Irish people, a couple of places come to mind. Thailand is one. Bali is another. Portugal, Spain, Greece, and all them are instant classics and we’ll probably be hitting those countries up until we die. There’s another place though that’s become the fastest …

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Tanzania and Hong Kong surge as holiday hotspots | Irish Examiner

Tanzania, the Maldives and Hong Kong are among the fastest growing tourist destinations for Irish holidaymakers who are increasingly opting for long-haul holidays. That’s according to Ireland’s largest independent travel specialists, Travel Counsellors, which has experienced a surge in bookings for a number of new markets. Since last November, bookings …

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100 under-the-radar islands everyone should visit in their lifetime

“The magical archipelago of Madeira has been a well-kept secret until recently, a tropical getaway just a 90-minute flight from Lisbon,” Leggat said. “Hard not to fall for Madeira‘s charm while you take a dip in black lava pools, browse colorful markets, or sip wine from a local vineyard. Go …

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Tui hit as summer holidays on the Mediterranean slump with Brits opting to enjoy the sunny weather at home

Tui hit as summer holidays on the Mediterranean slump with Brits opting to enjoy the sunny weather at homeTui’s boss says the British heatwave is likely to have triggered a fall in tripsIt came as the company unveiled a 12.7pc fall in profits to £174m The company also suffered an £11.7m …

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Tanzania and Hong Kong surge as holiday hotspots

Tanzania, the Maldives and Hong Kong are among the fastest growing tourist destinations for Irish holidaymakers who are increasingly opting for long-haul holidays. That’s according to Ireland’s largest independent travel specialists, Travel Counsellors, which has experienced a surge in bookings for a number of new markets. Since last November, bookings …

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