HOT NEWS
Titanic II Cruise Ship not designed to make money ! Project is about love, not money, and "for the benefit of the world" says owner
Luxury Travel Spending Up 9.2% Despite Gloomy Economy throughout 2013 reports American Express Travel!
The global population will reached 7.6 billion by the end of 2013, just 13 years after hitting 6 billion.
Luxury Report 2013 says High Earners Not Rich Yet (HENRYs) earn $100,000-$249,999 still feel the Global Financial Crisis.
Shanghai leads the worlds most populous cities in the world with 18,336,133 (July 2013) people. Karachi in Pakistan at 2nd place with 13 million citizens.

The World’s Most Luxurious Airlines

Not all of us spend travel days jammed like sardines in crowded airports and overbooked planes. While passengers on domestic airlines battle for elbow space on center armrests, pay for the privilege of a tasteless meal and are charged to check-in second piece of luggage, international travelers are living large. Some foreign carriers are pouring vintage champagne, plates of caviar and their own private cabins. Here’s a look at the most luxurious airlines in the world.

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Richard Branson knows how to party. His planes were among the first to combine business and first classes into one pampering level of service, outfitted with comfy lie-flat beds in a disco-esque purple and orange-trimmed environment. Perky flight attendants seem more cheerful than on other airlines and sound especially fun with those cheeky English accents. Upper Class passengers get a choice of a massage or manicure during the flight. On the ground at Virgin’s Heathrow lounge, receive complementary haircuts by stylists from London’s stellar salon Bumble and Bumble, spa services from Cowshed and there’s a hot tub for those daring enough to show skin. Plus, in London, there’s complementary limo pick up and drop off. virgin-atlantic.com

EMIRATES

Truly a jet-setting hotel in the sky, the new private suite on some Emirates planes includes a vanity desk and personal mini bar. Of course the seat lies flat and your personal 23-inch screen is equipped with more than 600 channels of entertainment. Gorge on specials like stir-fried lobster in black bean sauce and traditional Arab mezze. First- and business-class passengers get complimentary limo service from selected airports and, on arrival in London, up to a month’s free use of a mobile phone for local calls. Also at Heathrow’s lounge, get your trousers pressed. emirates.com

BRITISH AIRWAYS

BA’s first-class service is deluxe, with the now-standard lie-flat beds and premium meals and beverages on all overseas flights to and from the United States. But the standout here is the airline’s new first- and biz-class lounges at Heathrow’s just-opened $8.6 billion terminal 5. Furniture is upholstered in posh fabric from one of the queen’s favorite textile houses, Osborne & Little. A wine bar with dozens of selections is a regular hangout for vintner-sponsored wine tastings, and a tranquil spa offers facials and massages in which to rejuvenate during a lengthy layover. ba.com

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Never mind first class, the truly pampered opt for Suites Class. Private cabins, some with real double-size beds, are stocked with Givenchy sleep suits and superpadded slippers, Givenchy amenities including fragrance and facial products and 23-inch screens programmed with more than 1,000 choices of on-demand movies and music. Bathrooms here are double the size of those in steerage and include a padded bench on which to change into your Givenchys. When the champagne tray arrives, select from Dom Perignon and Krug. singaporeair.com

THAI AIRWAYS

Royal First passengers departing from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand need not lug their luggage to a check-in line. Rather, they are met curbside and escorted to the lounge, where they are checked in. After an a la carte meal, a ceremonial foot rub and traditional Thai massage on the neck and shoulders awaits in the Royal Orchid Spa. Onboard, passengers in the Royal First cabin recline on a nearly seven-foot-long lie-flat bed, and have use of an in-seat telephone. The amenity kit includes Bulgari toiletries and an Evian mister. thaiair.com

QANTAS

Let them eat caviar. Qantas’s new in-flight caviar service is part of its alliance with Rockpool, one of Sydney’s most sophisticated restaurants, known to source fish from sustainable sources. Though first-class passengers are aloft, they’re still treated to a typical eight-course Rockfish tasting menu. To perk up, try a cappuccino from the onboard espresso machine. A personal phone and the ability to reply to text messages (for a charge) are in every first-class seat. Amenities are by the French cosmetics firm Payot. qantas.com

SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

Some women make a pilgrimage to Neiman-Marcus to stock up on ultra-pricey La Prairie facial products, but in Swiss’s first-class cabin, it’s free (sort of). Meals are created by the Michelin-starred Swiss chef Renee Rischmeyer, executive chef at the Park Hotel Weggis on Lake Lucerne. Menus and chefs change seasonally, as part of the airline’s 'Swiss Taste of Switzerland' dining program. Also, text, e-mail or fax from your seat. swiss.com

QATAR AIRWAYS

Best first-class perk: in Doha, get chauffeured directly to the aircraft in a 7-series BMW. Onboard, meals take on a gut-worthy display: caviar, foie gras and smoked salmon, or choose from 20 special meals. Watch live European and Arabic satellite television from your seat, which reclines to a flat bed and is covered with a feather duvet. qatarairways.com

Automobiles
The most beautiful Aston Martin
The most beautiful Aston Martin

Aston Martin’s most powerful four-door sedan, the Rapide S, is on its way to customers soon.The Rapide S features a heavily revised front-end look...

Barcelona by Sidecar
Barcelona by Sidecar

In Barcelona, one of the most romantic and stylish cities in Europe, the last thing you want to do is ride an embarrassing tour bus full of camera-t...

 The flying car Terraugia's Transition
The flying car Terraugia's Transition

  It sounds like something from the wildest fringes of fantasy. But an American aeronautical company, with funding from the US Department of Defen...

Fashion & Lifestyle
Most Expensive Cities in the World
Most Expensive Cities in the World

If you don't plan to read the full list, the answer is Singapore, but the land of swanky skyscrapers, expensive luxury malls, and transport that tri...

New Spa at Four Seasons Vancouver
New Spa at Four Seasons Vancouver

Visitors to the well, loved Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver can now enjoy the recently opened RedCedar boutique massage suite. Following the Hotel...

Sha Wellness Clinic Spain
Sha Wellness Clinic Spain

Spain’s Sha Wellness Clinic in Albir Beach is an amazing place to detox and enjoy the comforts of a medically conscious spa. They have more than 4...

Recommends
Flying Hotels - First Class
Flying Hotels - First Class

Improvements to the First Class experience on International Airlines are being seen at a very fast pace. Passengers have always enjoyed extra servi...

Catholic abbey now a Hotel
Catholic abbey now a Hotel

What's the one thing a nearly 900 year old hotel in Spain needs to attract guests in 2014 ? Google Glasses at least according to Abadía Retuerta Le...

La Posta Vecchia Hotel, Italy
La Posta Vecchia Hotel, Italy

When we arrived at La Posta Vecchia, we knew we were in a magical place where a relaxing holiday awaited us. The hotel is situated only 25 minutes f...

Design
LA Home For Sale after 40 Years !
LA Home For Sale after 40 Years !

John Lautner's Genius Silvertop designed home goes to market for first time since 1974. There has never been a home by Organic Modernist John Lautne...

Most Expensive Penthouse Monaco
Most Expensive Penthouse Monaco

There’s word going around that the world’s most expensive penthouse has just been snapped up by an unnamed Arab Sheik for a whooping $305 millio...

Abu Dhabi takes on the art world
Abu Dhabi takes on the art world

Soon, art lovers may decide to skip Paris, Rome and New York in favour of Abu Dhabi. The oil-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates is embarking ...

Travel
Singapore wins 2015 top spot !
Singapore wins 2015 top spot !

Singapore has clinched the number one spot on Lonely Planet’s list of the top countries to visit in 2015. Praised for its multicultural diversity ...

Pacifics Five Best Islands
Pacifics Five Best Islands

The vast pacific has lots to offer and thousands of islands from Tahiti to the Whitsundays. Luxury hotels wait for the discerning travelers. Here is...

F & B
Hotels for Wine Lovers
Hotels for Wine Lovers

Today’s wine lovers want more than a well stocked minibar when they travel and more than a few are catering to this discerning market segment. W...

One Dish to Eat in Venice
One Dish to Eat in Venice

You can't leave Venice without eating … Sardèle in saòr. A small dish of fried sardines marinated in white onions, vinegar, raisins, and pine nu...

Cruises
Beginners guide to Luxury Cruises
Beginners guide to Luxury Cruises

There is something about taking a luxury cruise that is not present on a holiday taken on good old terra firma. Perhaps it’s the lure of an opulen...

Venetian's protest ship visits !
Venetian's protest ship visits !

At one moment the scene is everything you expect of Venice; medieval churches, domes and bell towers, and water sparkling in the canal in front of y...

Banner
Luxury Travel Report Presents
LTR Travel
See All
City Hotels
See All
Resorts
See All
Airlines
See All
Destinations
See All
Cruises
See All