Where to Go & What to Do in 2023

Looking for a spot of revenge travel? Ultimate Encounters’ annual hot list is packed with exhilarating experiences and adventures from around the globe.

EYOS First to Sail in Melanesia for An Entire Season

EYOS, the leader in superyacht expedition charters to the most culturally rich places on earth, announces Hanse Explorer will be available for charter in Melanesia from May to September 2024.

Your Montenegro Retreat

Inspired by global experiences and rooted in local heritage, Mamula Island reimagines a previously uninhabited islet and 19th-century fortress off the coast of Montenegro.

The Safari Company Launches New helicopter Safari

Inviting guests and thrill-seekers to discover Kenya’s hidden jewels, The Safari Company has launched a new helicopter safari adventure.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to Return to Crystal with Umi Uma

Continuing his relationship with the cruise line in its previous chapter, Master Chef Nobu is back aboard Crystal Cruises.

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New Telephoto Lens From Leica

The new Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400 f/5-6.3 telephoto zoom lens and the new Leica Extender L 1.4x once again expand the freedom and flexibility of photography.

New Fine-Dining Restaurant Opens in Lofted Islands

Hattvika Lodge in Norway has opened a new fine dining restaurant, Fangst, with a menu based solely on local ingredients and no air miles.

10 Reasons to Visit Athens in 2023

From ancient temples to vibrants wine belts and modern museums, here are the top 10 reasons to visit Athens.

A Spectacular New Mountain Lodge for Bhutan

Luxury travel company &Beyond will open its first lodge in Asia with the September arrival of &Beyond Punakha River Lodge in Bhutan.

Oceania Reveals Details of Newest Ship

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, introduces Allura today, naming the second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship.

A New Tented Camp for Punta Mita

Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita is now welcoming guests to a world where the deep, green jungle is the backdrop for a profoundly personalized retreat.

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Secret Atlas Launches Sustainable Polar Cruises
Secret Atlas has announced its arrival on the expedition cruise market with the launch of several micro cruises for just 12 guests to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
Finniss River Lodge Air boat
Australia’s newest luxury retreat, Finniss River Lodge, has opened in the paperbark forests and coastal mangroves of the spectacular Top End region.
Time to Become a Record Breaker

Ever dreamed of hiking through the towering Himalayas? How about soaring above them on an unforgettable, record-breaking glider flight?

The Garden Under the Sea

The Coral Greenhouse, stage one of the Great Barrier’s stunning new Reef Museum of Underwater Art, has been unveiled in Australia.

10 Must-pack Items for Your Next Cruise

Luxury small-ship cruise holidays are booming in popularity and now experts have decided on the 10 must-pack items to take with you on your next trip of a lifetime.

New Spring Collection From Tumi

Luggage and lifestyle brand Tumi continues to merge world-class design with cutting-edge innovation with its Spring 2023 collection.

World Expeditions Launches New Eco-Comfort Camp on Flinders Island

The team behind Larapinta’s award-winning Eco-Comfort camps has launched a new destination for adventure travellers looking for an eco-conscious walking experience in comfort.

Exploring The Spice Isles

Nick Walton travels to the historic and exotic Banda Islands of Indonesia, once the epicentre of the world’s spice trade, aboard the majestic Mutiara Laut.

Home in the Lion City

Perfect for pre-cruise forays, Citadines Raffles Place Singapore opens in the heart of the Lion City, delivering modern accommodation and the brand’s signature experiences. 

Sony Adds New E-mount Lens

Sony’s newest E-mount lens, the FE 20-70mm F4 G, offers outstanding image quality, supreme autofocus performance and impressive operability.

Oceania Cruises Presents a Host of Free Land Programs for 2023

For a limited time, Oceania Cruises invites guests on select 2023 voyages to delve deeper into the world’s most exotic destinations and treasured wonders with its Free Land Program.

New American Symphony Cruising the Upper Mississippi for First Time

American Cruise Lines’ American Symphony, the newest riverboat on the Mississippi, has begun cruising the Upper River for the first time this week.

Six Must-Do Mountain Biking Experiences in Queensland’s Tropical North

It’s time to turn the adrenaline radar to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef with an expanding number of epic mountain biking experiences.

Stylish Seasonal Suitcases

New British luggage brand HeyChesto offers a touch of bygone travel glamour for the contemporary traveler to stand out from the crowd. 

Call of the Desert

Banyan Tree launches its first property in Saudi Arabia with the arrival of the stunning AlUla desert camp.

Viking Announces New 2024-2025 World Cruises

Viking has released its 2024 -2025 World Cruise itineraries, including the new  Viking World Voyage I, which sails around the world in 180 days.

The Bracken Hide Opens on the Isle of Skye

Opening at the end of March 2023, The Bracken Hide is a luxurious new wilderness hotel located in the heart of Scotland’s Isle of Skye.

The 7 Best Sites for Penguin Spotting

With demand for Antarctic cruises at an all-time high – experts refer to this surge in popularity as ‘the Sir David Attenborough effect’ – these are the top seven penguin spotting cruise locations. 

Ponant Launches Northern Hemisphere Summer 2024 Programme

Ponant has launched sales for its Northern Hemisphere Summer 2024 voyages bound for the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Northern Europe, with 50 new sailings.

Oceania Reveals Exciting Vista Bar Programme

Oceania Cruises is reaching new pinnacles of creativity and diversity with the introduction of an elevated, innovative bar programme aboard the 1,200-guest Vista, debuting 20 May 2023.

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Returning to the Skies

As the world returns to the skies Nick Walton enjoys the return to regular service on Cathay Pacific on a flight between Hong Kong and Jakarta.

Gateway to Africa

Ethiopian Airlines continues to be a powerhouse of African aviation, with a modern fleet, great service and an ever-expanding network, discovers Nick Walton on a recent flight from Hong Kong to Addis Ababa.

Paradise Bound

Fiji remains one of the South Pacific’s favourite destinations and the South Seas experience begins the moment you board Fiji Airways.

Always First in Style

Despite the decline of first class across the industry, American Airlines still strives to offer the ultimate flying experience in its first class cabin on its new flights between Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Vancouver or Bust

The cutting-edge business class product available on Air Canada 787 and selected 777-300ER aircraft makes long-haul travel a breeze.

Canadian All Stars

Nick Walton discovers consistent levels of service complement Air Canada’s market-leading business class product to perfection.