Costa Concordia cruiseship

Huge size of cruise liners a safety risk

Luxury liner Costa Concordia may be big enough to house swimming pools and restaurants, but its very size might have complicated evacuation and rescue efforts,. “What jumps out at me is the size of this liner,” said Jacques Loiseau, chairman of the French Association of Ship Captains. The association had regularly tried to draw attention [...]

Splendour of the Seas photo

Royal Caribbean plans iPads for cruisers

Royal Caribbean‘s Splendour of the Seas is to become the first ship at sea to offer an iPad in every stateroom as part of a wider roll-out plan from the cruise line. The ship, which will emerge from dry dock November 25, is set to offer passengers use of Apple’s hot-selling device in order to [...]

Monocle Passport Holder

Tod’s X Monocle Passport Holder

Italian luxury goods maker Tod’s teams up with lifestyle magazine Monocle to create a limited edition set of accessories.

Louis Vuitton City Guides 2012

Louis Vuitton City Guide 2012

The new collection of Louis Vuitton City Guides have been released on October 15th, touching down in totally unprecedented cities. Hong Kong and Macau are being offered for the first time in an individual volume, while London, Paris and Rome are returning in an entirely revisited form. The indispensable European City box set is adding [...]

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Forbes launches new website for travel experienes

US hotel rating program Forbes has launched a new website which allows visitors to browse the hotels and experiences it rates online. Announcing the launch with its 54th annual listing of five and four star hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes said that the site would provide a new, interactive way for users to access its [...]

Guilin China

Second Club Med Resort in China

Upmarket French leisure group Club Med intends to open a second holiday village in China, in the southern province of Guilin to add to its northern ski resort. Club Med said it had signed a 10-year accord with Chinese group China Pao Shan, owner of the site, with the resort to open next year and [...]

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