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Chile Desert

ECO-TOURISM: CHILE CREATES 1,500-MILE SCENIC HIGHWAY ‘ROUTE OF PARKS’

2nd May 2017

In a landmark moment for conservation and tourism, Chile has declared 11 million acres of wilderness as protected National Parkland. The initiative was sparked by the largest-ever donation of private land by the Tompkins Conservation. Tracing the spine of the country, it will form a 1,500-mile scenic highway called the Route of Parks. Ben Brown, […]

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Nick Wightman, CEO of The Discerning Collection

Q&A with Nick Wrightman, CEO The Discerning Collection

7th April 2017

Latest News & Travel Trends for 2017   The Discerning Collection is a privately owned, specialist tour operator offering an exclusive, hand-picked selection of hotels, villas, riads and gulets across Europe. The company officially launched back in 2011 with founder & CEO Nick Wrightman wanting to build the UK’s most successful boutique tour operation. Nick […]

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Facial Recognition for Passport and Boarding Card

Facial Recognition to Replace Passports

4th April 2017

In partnership with Dutch carrier KLM, Amsterdam Schiphol airport has started testing a “biometric boarding” initiative using facial recognition technology that replaces the need for showing boarding cards and passports. By pausing at a facial recognition e-gate, rather like the ones seen at immigration halls in London Heathrow, passengers could, in theory, get through quicker […]

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Penguins on the snow

7 Travel Trends We Are Seeing Develop in 2017

8th March 2017

From wilderness seeking to cyber prestige, Globetrender, the go to source for travel trends and news have identified seven travel trends that are gaining momentum among consumers in 2017. 1. Wilderness seeking Mainstream holidays no longer fall into key categories such as “city breaks” or “sun and sea”. People have become far more imaginative, worldly and fearless. […]

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Park Hyatt St. Kitts

Ten Luxe Hotels Launching in 2017

10th February 2017

With so many outstanding hotels opening around the world this year, the question travelers face may not be so much “where to go,” but rather, “where to stay.”  Amy Laughinghouse compiled a list of ten of the hottest properties debuting in 2017. Alila Fort Bishangarh Courtesy Alila Fort Bishangarh If you always imagined that you […]

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Jet lag

A Cure for Jet Lag?

9th February 2017

In the future, travellers traversing the world on ultra-long-haul flights might be able to take a pill to cure jet lag. Ben Brown, Chief Trend Reporter for Globetrender reports. It’s 4am and I’m wide awake. Jet lag. It’s an unavoidable evil for the frequent traveller; a constant battle with shape-shifting time-zones. In New York, I […]

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Hotel Swimming Pool

15 DEFINING TRAVEL TRENDS OF 2016

1st December 2016

Did you know that package holidays made a comeback this year, but overall, we are taking much shorter trips abroad? Ben Brown, Senior Trend Reporter for Globetrender reports on the defining travel trends of 2016 2016 will go down in history as a year of shattering political change and profound loss (RIP, Bowie). For the […]

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Dubai

TRAVEL TRENDS: TOURIST SPENDING IN DUBAI TOPS WORLD RANKING

1st November 2016

Ben Brown (Senior Trend Reporter for Globetrender) recently reported that Bangkok had leapfrogged London to become the world’s most visited city in 2016. The figures were released as part of Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index, now in its seventh year, which tracks global visitor numbers and tourist spending. This week Ben dives further into the report to […]

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New Social Platform Zipskee Connects Travellers With Locals

10th October 2016

Living like a local has become a defining travel trend of the last half-decade. Ben Brown, Senior Trend Reporter for Globetrender checks out Zipskee, a social platform that helps you make friends overseas. Launched in July, new travel service Zipskee aims to put personal connections and off-the-beaten-track recommendations at the heart of modern travel. Part social-network, part […]

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MICROSTAYS: Why people are booking hotels for ‘daycations’

22nd September 2016

We have all heard of the staycation, whereby people choose to take a break in their home town or city instead of going abroad, but a new emerging travel trend is for daycations. Globetrender Magazine uncovered some of the facts. In this case, travellers are booking hotels for the daytime only (instead of overnight) to […]

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