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Valentine’s Day the Single’s Way at BYD Lofts

We thought this was a pretty great idea from BYD Lofts in Phuket, Thailand — they’re bringing together singles this Valentine’s day to celebrate the joys of going solo! Read more from BYD Lofts here>>

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14 February 2013 4:45 pm
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Extreme Sports and Environmental Education: Leisure Activists Group

Kite surfing and stand up paddling from Tonga to Australia? If that sounds extreme to you, well… it is! But Captain Adrian Midwood of Leisure Activist Group (LAG) is capable of this and more. With a mission to educate and enjoy, Midwood and his team are introducing action sports into the lives of travelers. As…

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Bastien Gonzalez: The Best in Manicures and Pedicures Worldwide

Congratulations to our friend, Bastien Gonzalez, for his well-earned place in the Bazaar Spa Awards 2013, as shown in the February 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Bastien is listed for both “Best Manicure” and “Best Pedicure” by the magazine, which judges “five-star pampering….of the finest facials and body beautifying experiences”.  

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10 February 2013 2:33 pm
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The Ancient Art of Tea

Dilmah Tea, the world renowned makers of Ceylon tea, is a brand “founded on a passionate commitment to quality and authenticity in tea, it is also a part of a philosophy that goes beyond commerce in seeing business as a matter of human service.” In this fascinating look at both the art and the myriad…

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7 February 2013 3:32 pm
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Traditions of Chinese New Year

February 10, brings us the Chinese New Year, celebrated widely around the world, and the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. This is the year of the Snake, signifying wisdom. Those born in the year of the Snake were admired by the ancient Chinese as great thinkers. Celebrations take place in every corner of…

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5 February 2013 1:54 pm
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Promising Outlook for International Tourism in 2013

The World Tourism Organization UNWTO gives very encouraging news with their latest report on 2013’s forecast of growth in the tourism industry. Asia and the Pacific regions did particularly well in 2012, leading by region, and overall, international tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 to reach 1.035 billion. According to UNWTO: International tourist arrivals…

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3 February 2013 4:36 pm
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An Intimate Dining Experience at Chiang Mai’s Palette Restaurant

Enjoy contemporary cuisine made of seasonal, local and organic ingredients when visiting Palette Restaurant at the lauded 137 Pillars House in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand, created from 365Playground’s Tammasak Chootong’s menu and concept.

A Revolution in Glassware

Beautiful wine belongs in beautiful glassware, wine lovers will agree. And so a new revolution in the world of glassware has appeared — HELICIUM, the creation of Arnaud Baratte. 365Playground partner Wine IEC is the exclusive exporter of this award-winning glassware, made from the new resistant material Kwarx®, which is created without lead oxide and…

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24 January 2013 3:59 pm
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Jordan Surprises as a New Luxury Destination

While Jordan is certainly already on many travelers’ checklist, ever since the discovery of Petra two centuries ago, over the last decade Jordan has been attempting to carve out a niche for itself in the travel world — specifically into luxury tourism. According to Sean Cullen, director of sales and marketing at Mövenpick Resort Petra, a…

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17 January 2013 12:13 am
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Getting on Board with Digital Branding

While the world louder and louder about content marketing, digital branding, social media and the countless ways technology is changing the face of hospitality, the question remains for many how and why their brand can and should invest their efforts to making use of this vast shift from traditional marketing and branding techniques. To many,…

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15 January 2013 1:00 pm
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