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The travel gear market: key figures, history and our wish-list for the holiday season

The travel gear market: key figures, history and our wish-list for the holiday season

Every fall, we hope that the end of the year holiday season arrive as soon as possible. From thanks giving to christmas and the new year’s eve, we all make plans for traveling. Check here our fall selection of the best Travel Gear items you should have in order to travel in great conditions of safety, use and style. Travel means trouble if you do not have the right Travel Gear to carry your personal belongings. And as usual, we…

The past and future of in-flight entertainment

The past and future of in-flight entertainment

These days, in-flight entertainment is an essential aspect of a long haul flight for passengers, because it makes a long flight much more enjoyable. The first in-flight movie to be shown to passengers was a short film that promoted Chicago. Regular in-flight entertainment did not really begin until 1961, where movies were shown using a projector and passengers had to strain their eyes and be in often uncomfortable positions in order to be able to watch them. They also did…

The luxury holiday destinations in Mexico you must visit

The luxury holiday destinations in Mexico you must visit

Mexico has long been considered the ultimate destination for high-end holidays. From the magnificent white sand beaches of the Caribbean to the stunning Pacific coast, the world-class mega cities, ancient ruins, delicious food and incredible hotels, holidays to Mexico offer absolutely everything the luxury jet-setter could possibly want. Boasting the 13th largest economy in the world, Mexico is not just peddling to tourists, the country is home to its own wealthy population who enjoy the first class accommodation, dining and…

Taschen 4 cities, everything you need to travel with style.

Taschen 4 cities, everything you need to travel with style.

Every year it is always the same story: I am traveling to a certain destination and wonder which travel guide book should I choose. From Lonely Planet to the Louis Vuitton city guides, sometimes we have the feeling there is always something missing. This year you can discover the 4 Cities travel collection by Taschen. It is an original, compact yet complete travel guide collection based on 4 important destinations in the world: Paris, London, Berlin and New York. Each…

How to choose a short-term apartment in European cities

How to choose a short-term apartment in European cities

Sometimes finding where to go in Europe, it is hard. Many possibilities and not all are great. Check this interesting infographics that might help you making the best choice for you. To learn more, check this complete guide: guide to picking luxury vacation homes LA   Info sourced by the author for luxuryactivist.com. All content is copyrighted with no reproduction rights available.

“Made In Swiss” Reaches The Air

“Made In Swiss” Reaches The Air

The term ‘Made in Swiss’ carries a lot of meaning in terms of quality and class. Now the same Swiss quality is available in the domain of aviation as well. This month, a new SWISS non-stop flight ‘Airbus A340-300’ has been launched that connects Singapore to Switzerland. The airline with its origin in Switzerland makes sure that it fulfills the legacy worthy of the name. The service from SWISS is expected to be top notch and same applies for its performance….

Paradizo Private Collection – Holidays with exclusive style.

Paradizo Private Collection – Holidays with exclusive style.

Time is money and when it comes to holidays you definitely wish to take the best out of it. Discover Paradizo Private Collection. A new holidays service in which you will find the destination of your dreams. All exclusive for members only. Paradizo Private collection is an exclusive service that offers to its members amazing destinations and experiences at privileged prices. You can find your self in Kenya, Ibiza or Chamonix in France in a clap of fingers, or should…

Scoring a Professional Image: It’s a Tie!

Scoring a Professional Image: It’s a Tie!

You’re a professional guy. Confident. Successful. You’re about to leave for a business trip that includes everything from presenting a report to “casual” cocktail chats. And you have absolutely no idea what to pack. Hey, you’ve got some fashion smarts. You’re fully aware of the authoritative presence conferred by your business suit, not to mention the psychological benefit to you— you just feel more professional, powerful, in-control. You’re channeling Don Draper (of AMC’s Mad Men), in fact. But how do…

How To Look Good While Traveling

How To Look Good While Traveling

Whether you’re boarding a plane to zip off for a day of business meetings or you’re on your way to a summer spent in Italy, you can always look stylish while doing it. There’s no reason why you should feel defeated and look slobbish just because you’re boarding a nine-hour plane ride. Fashionable travel is always possible, and you won’t have to be uncomfortable in order to achieve it. Always remember to keep things simple. Don’t overdress. Put away those…

The Latest Hotels: Sofitel, Kempinski & The Stairs

The Latest Hotels: Sofitel, Kempinski & The Stairs

Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, set to open in 2014 Starwood Capital unveil plans for Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, as The Luxury Collection debuts in Poland and Viceroy looks to expand in the Middle East Louis Vuitton and Gucci may have expressed a desire to slowdown rampant retail expansion, but luxury hotel brands show no sign of slowing. W Hotels has revealed the Starwood brand will more than double its presence in Asia alone by the end of 2018,…

Israel’s Luxury Style

Israel’s Luxury Style

Luxury style The world in general and South Korea specifically may have Gangnam Style, however that doesn’t mean that the world isn’t ready for a different type of style; a style more laid back and Mediterranean. Enter Israel luxury style! Unless you are Jewish or an Arab most people have no idea about the real Israel and what goes in there on a day to day basis which is really a great pity for Israel has so much to offer…

Aerial Photography Over the Big Apple

Aerial Photography Over the Big Apple

If you’re a photographer by passion or profession who hasn’t tried aerial photography, then you’re missing out on something. And if you are into it, then you know how amazing it can be. While there are many aerial views to capture in your camera, in this article we will be particularly talking about aerial pictures of the New York City taken from a plane or a helicopter. #1:Start With the Light Light is an important factor when it comes to aerial…

Why it is Worth It: Upgrade Your Hotel to Luxury

Why it is Worth It: Upgrade Your Hotel to Luxury

A bad hotel or resort can completely ruin a vacation in short order. Unfortunately, many economy packages are cheaper for a reason. Balancing cheap air fare with an expensive hotel or resort can make a world of difference on a vacation. Here’s an overview of what you can expect when your upgrade your hotel: The Benefits of an Upgrade The whole point of going on a vacation to a foreign destination, such as South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Russia or…

Crans-Montana Photo Panorama contest

Crans-Montana Photo Panorama contest

The Swiss Ski station Crans-Montana is organizing an online contest called Photo Panorama. Compete and win a ski weekend for 2 people at Hotel Helvetia Intergolf, Ski passes or a meal for 2 at Le Mayen Restaurant. Check the official video for the competition here: The competition is organized by the official Crans Montana Tourism office and runs from December 1st 2012 to 31st of January 2013. The principle is simple: Take pictures from your best spots at Crans Montana…

Conrad hotel Brussels – very bad trip.

Conrad hotel Brussels – very bad trip.

When you are traveling, you might do it for work, for leisure and sometimes for special occasions. This weekend Luxuryactivist team were at Conrad Hotel in Brussels… and we realized afterwards that it was not a good idea. The Conrad belongs to the Hilton franchise and as many luxury hotels, they became simply factories for business congresses and trips. When we arrive at the hotel, nevertheless, there is a great spirit with the main entry. The building itself is a…

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