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Say Hello to Sorrento’s Polished Crown Jewel: InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula 
April 19, 2024

For Gatsby-era glamour on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, this recently refreshed coastal retreat pulls no punches. Writer Ruby Staley checks in to InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula to join in on the pinnacle of parties and find out what all the flap is about.   A Mornington Peninsula icon since 1875, InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula brings a luxury […]

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Phuket, Thailand.
Where, What & When: An Insider Guide to Phuket
April 16, 2024

Centuries ago, people flocked to Phuket to secure their wealth in tin. Now, Thailand’s largestisland attracts travellers to its mountainous jungles, stunning seafronts, and vivid Sino-Portuguese buildings in search of thrilling adventure and good times. Considered the jewel of the Andaman Sea, visitors can dive the mineral-infused waters of Phang Nga Bay and Phi Phi […]

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Down Under Delights as AFAR Unveils 2024's Best New Hotels 
April 15, 2024

Australia’s Capella Sydney and Southern Ocean Lodge have impressed AFAR's travel experts, recognised in the 31 Best New Hotels of 2024 list. Two Australian stays have been named in the 'Best New Hotels of 2024' by AFAR. 31 properties were listed in this year’s selection, as chosen by a panel of AFAR travel editors, writers and […]

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From Sydney with Love: 5 Reasons to Love The Langham, Sydney
April 11, 2024

More than just a name, the award-winning The Langham, Sydney features a spangled underground pool, an imaginative bar and much more. Down a quiet laneway under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge lies one of Australia’s most revered hotels (as chosen by the Condé Nast Traveler for four consecutive years), The Langham, Sydney. While epitomising the […]

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6 of the Best Reasons to Visit Canada During Autumn and Winter
April 10, 2024

Some of the best times to visit Canada are when the snow is covering the natural landscape and the maple leaves are turning the deep reds that they appear on the national flag. Jennifer Ennion highlights the best things to do in autumn and winter in Canada. Craggy mountain peaks and a sweeping valley greet […]

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Signature Series Insider: Miguel Maestre on Our New Red Centre Tour
April 10, 2024

The Northern Territory is the perfect place for visitors to learn more about Australia’s unique Indigenous culture. Celebrity chef, Miguel Maestre, finds a feast for the senses in the NT.   Whether it's being awe-struck by the colours of an Uluṟu sunrise, seeing a modern interpretation of Dreamtime stories using high-tech drones, or getting a taste […]

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A view of the White House and the National Mall reflecting on the water's surface, one of the best spots to visit in Washington, DC - Luxury Escapes
There's Only One Washington, DC: The Best Things to See in the US Capital
April 9, 2024

Being the cradle of American democracy is just one feather in the cap of Washington, DC. The city has myriad museums, must-visit neighbourhoods and even the National Cherry Blossom Festival. There are thousands of things to see and do but only one Washington, DC. Washington, DC is the history capital, the culture capital and the […]

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Unmissable Things to See, Eat and Do at Vivid Sydney 2024 
April 8, 2024

Vivid Sydney is set to illuminate 2024, transforming Sydney with boundary-pushing art, music, food and talks. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s event.  Get ready to immerse yourself in a dazzling spectacle of light and colour at the upcoming Vivid Sydney 2024, happening from 24 May to 15 June. As the city transforms […]

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Crystalbrook Collection Sets Its Sights on Canberra
April 4, 2024

A groundbreaking addition to Australia's capital city, the esteemed Crystalbrook Collection is set to open its Canberra hotel in 2027.   Slated for a 2027 opening, this Crystalbrook luxury hotel marks a significant milestone in the brand's expansion, bringing its sustainable ethos to the heart of Australia’s political hub. Located on Bunda Street, opposite to […]

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A geisha walking down the streets of Old Town Kyoto, Japan, a reason to visit Japan on a tour - Luxury Escapes
5 Reasons to See Japan on a Tour
March 20, 2024

Shrines, skyscrapers, Shinkansen and sake – do it all worry-free with the help of a curated itinerary. Beckoning the international traveller with its blend of ancient tradition and modernity, Japan has claimed gold as the 'Best Country in the World' according to the Conde Nast Traveller’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards. From foodie trails through Osaka […]

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7 Unique Things to Do in Koh Samui 
March 20, 2024

For that clean and serene Thai island escape that’s not too far off the beaten path, just look to Koh Samui. As Thailand's third-largest island, Koh Samui is less touristy and a bit more serene than it’s westerly relative, Phuket, and northern Koh Chang – beloved among Bangkok locals. So if you're looking for a quiet […]

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Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan at the iconic Taj Mahal - Luxury Escapes
Signature Series Insider: Matt Preston & Gary Mehigan on Our New India Foodie Tour
March 19, 2024

Discover the extraordinary flavours of India with former MasterChef Australia judges Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston, co-creators of Luxury Escapes' second Signature Series foodie tour. If you’re into food, there’s no place in the world like India. It’s a perennial favourite of Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan, and after a decade on Channel 10’s MasterChef […]

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A boat in the river beside a temple with lanterns released for Loy Krathong festival, something you can only experience in Thailand - Luxury Escapes
The Land of Smiles: 7 Experiences You Can Only Have in Thailand 
March 18, 2024

There’s nothing like a trip you’ll be talking about for weeks, and Thailand's unique experiences speak for themselves.  Signature sandy stretches, bustling cityscapes and cultural richness – within just a 10-hour flight from Sydney, you can arrive in the land that has it all, Thailand. A treasure trove of unique experiences, there isn’t just one […]

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5 Different Ways to Tour Sri Lanka 
March 1, 2024

Calling lovers of luxury, cycle enthusiasts and dedicated foodies! These are the best ways to explore the Jewel of the Indian Ocean.  Sri Lanka is a world away from worlds, an island of sprawling tea plantations, golden beaches, ancient temples and thrilling waterways. Embracing the spirit of this paradise has never been easier with tours […]

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Cherry blossom trees during sakura season on the grounds of Hirosaki Castle, one of Japan's top cherry blossom destinations - Luxury Escapes
Sakura Ahead of Schedule: Japan's Cherry Blossom Season Forecast Revealed for 2024
February 22, 2024

Blossom forecasting has begun in Japan, with the country's famous spring attraction set to make an appearance in the coming weeks. Japan's highly anticipated cherry blossoms are expected to bloom earlier than usual this year, as revealed in the 2024 annual sakura forecast. Set to begin as early as mid-March in Fukuoka, Kochi, Tokyo, Hiroshima […]

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The famous crossing in front of Shibuya Station in Tokyo, awarded first place in Tripadvisor's Trending Destination category for 2024.
Tripadvisor Names Trending Travel Destinations for 2024
February 8, 2024

Tripadvisor's Best of the Best Trending Destinations are in for 2024: Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines are the places to be. The illustrious Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best list for 2024 has been released, with Dubai named the Top Destination in the World for the third year in a row, […]

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Mauritius, one of the destinations featured in this month-by-month guide to holidays for sun-seekers - Luxury Escapes
Your Month-by-Month Guide to the Best Holiday Destinations for Sun-Seekers
February 6, 2024

From January in Thailand to November in Mauritius, soak up the sun no matter the season. For beach-lovers and summer souls, waiting for warm weather can feel eternal. Thankfully, the earth keeps turning, which means there’s always a corner ready to offer travellers a warm welcome. Start your year in tropical climes, mark the midpoint […]

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Cellar Doors to Sunsets: How to Discover Western Australia Your Way
February 5, 2024

If your spirit craves adventure, natural wonders and great food and wine, venture west to dreamlike Western Australia. Whatever type of traveller you are; a gourmand, nature lover, cultural explorer or a wannabe marine biologist, Western Australia’s dreamy landscapes and epic experiences are bound to impress. From wine tasting in the Margaret River region to […]

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6 Unmissable Japan Experiences
January 28, 2024

From Mt Fuji’s sacred heights to traditional onsens and inhaling sushi on the neon-lit streets of Osaka, these are the go-to experiences for every Japan first-timer. Japan’s diversity as a travel destination is unmatched. It’s a land of mighty contrasts – bullet trains thunder past ancient bamboo groves, thousand-year-old shrines stand proud beside neon-kissed karaoke […]

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5 Lunar New Year Traditions Around the World 
January 23, 2024

From the world's largest Lunar New Year parade in San Francisco to ancient traditions in a Korean Hanok village – there are a million ways to say gong hei fat choy, wherever you are.  10 February marks the arrival of 2024’s Lunar New Year celebrations, bringing up to two weeks of traditions that invite prosperity, […]

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