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hereZeavola Resort – sustainable barefoot luxury

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand by on October 3, 2020
Zeavola Resort – sustainable barefoot luxury

Despite the rough sea and potential rain, the transfer on Zeavola Resort’s private speed boat from Phuket to Phi Phi Island was a breeze – thanks to our skilled skipper. But regardless of the conditions, I think with my level of excitement to finally be visiting one of Thailand’s best barefoot luxury sustainable resorts, I […]

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hereZeavola Resort green initiatives

Filed in Responsible Tourism, Thailand by on October 3, 2020
Zeavola Resort green initiatives

During our visit to the barefoot luxury Zeavola Resort, the General Manager, Florian Hallerman had promised us a ‘behind the scenes’ tour to show us Zeavola’s green, environmental initiatives in action. Florian’s passion and determination is immediately evident as he talks about their ‘responsible co-existence’.  “It’s all about ensuring a safe and natural environment for our […]

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hereRobinson Club Khao Lak

Filed in Destination World, Thailand by on October 2, 2020
Robinson Club Khao Lak

After a long and somewhat tiring flight via Dubai we arrived at Phuket International to the welcome of sultry night air and the promise of a tropical paradise. We arrived at the Robinson Club Khao Lak just before midnight to a warm welcome, easy check-in, and a late snack supper before tumbling into bed. Awakening […]

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hereBangkok – Getting off the Beaten Track

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand, Uncategorized by on January 10, 2020
Bangkok – Getting off the Beaten Track

Getting off the beaten track in Bangkok is one way to say ‘NO’ to over-tourism. There’s much to be said about over-tourism, and a quick google search will reveal posts about irate locals protesting their overcrowded cities, island beaches being closed to allow the natural environment to recover and city officials moving Instagram-worthy branding in […]

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hereThe most secret locations in Vietnam

Filed in Asia, Conservation, Destination World, History, Vietnam by on December 9, 2019
The most secret locations in Vietnam

You might be visiting Vietnam to see the most popular destinations and busiest tourist attractions. There’s no shortage of them, after all – from the otherworldly beauty of Ha Long Bay, Sapa, and the Tonkinese Alps, to the urban charms of busy cities like Hanoi, there’s enough to keep anyone occupied. Or, you might prefer […]

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hereAl Maha, an oasis in the Arabian Desert

Al Maha, an oasis in the Arabian Desert

Late summer in the desert is hot, very hot. So the luxury of my own private pool was something of a delight – it seemed rather surreal to be up to my shoulders in water yet overlooking the shimmering sands of the Arabian Desert. But this is what Al Maha is all about – a […]

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here5 underrated destinations that deserve your attention

Filed in Destination World, Destinations by on August 22, 2018
5 underrated destinations that deserve your attention

When it comes to planning a holiday, it’s very easy to get caught up looking at the same old destinations. It’s hard to find inspiration on unique destinations to visit – but here are just five of the world’s most underrated options to consider for your next getaway. Texas, USA Despite being the second largest […]

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hereAn introduction to Intramuros, Manila

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Philippines by on February 11, 2016
An introduction to Intramuros, Manila

Manila, capital city of the Philippines, is a dense mix of urban development and historic settlement. Delegates of AFT 2016 were offered the opportunity to experience part of the city on a pre-show tour. The tour took us into Intramuros, one of the best models of a medieval fort outside Europe. We were entertained by […]

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hereDining in the Arabian Desert

Dining in the Arabian Desert

No visit to Dubai would be complete without spending some time in the Arabian Desert. We had the privilege of experiencing the desert with Platinum Heritage, a safari company committed to responsible tourism and operating with an ethos of conservation, environmental awareness and community upliftment.  This desert safari was unlike most others… no convoys of […]

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