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With over 50 years in luxury travel it's fair to say we've been around the world a fair bit. Our experts travel regularly to refresh their knowledge and to bring you the inside scoop on some of the hottest destinations on the planet. Whether you're after a relaxing break with a 'no shoes, no news' vibe, a sophisticated city break, an exhilarating adventure with the kids or a bucket-list destination that's the trip of a lifetime, you can guarantee we've been there, done that, and got the t-shirt first. Here our travel experts share their knowledge with you, including memories of their favourite trips, new adventures and insider tips you can enjoy yourself on your unforgettable getaway. And if this has whetted your appetite, you can always give us a call to find out more…

 

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Explore the Great Wall

Explore the Great Wall

Great Wall areas closer to Beijing that travelers rarely visit but should.

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'Wild' Canada... Celebrations across the Country by Charlotte Wells

'Wild' Canada... Celebrations across the Country by Charlotte Wells

2017 marks a special milestone for one of the world’s most friendliest nations, Canada. The 150th anniversary of Confederation will see celebrations held across this magnificent country with a party atmosphere already in full swing.

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Luxury Lodgings in the Land of the Long White Cloud

Luxury Lodgings in the Land of the Long White Cloud

Rugged mountain ranges, miles of pristine coastline, tropical islands, rolling farmland, extensive plains, active volcanoes,...

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ROMA. Amor spelt backwards

ROMA. Amor spelt backwards

By Rebecca Cox and Ellie Hughes, Europe Sales Team The title ‘city of love’ is normally attributed to the beautiful French...

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South Africa - The finer things in life

South Africa - The finer things in life

Kay Durden finds the best places to enjoy South Africa's extraordinary food, art and wine.

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12 flights, 5 boats and endless road trips by Vicky Hamlin

12 flights, 5 boats and endless road trips by Vicky Hamlin

What an incredible 8 days...12 flights, 5 boats and endless road trips. Amazing adventures. New experiences. Fun times and...

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48 hours in Cape Town by Chris Hamlin

48 hours in Cape Town by Chris Hamlin

Cape Town uncovered a multi-faceted, multi-sensory experience with a vast array of sights; and discovering this city in...

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California with a touch of class by Rod Pendell

California with a touch of class by Rod Pendell

As I nestled into my Air New Zealand Business Premier seat, one of the fabulous cabin crew sat at the end of my seat and...

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Exploring Peru by Tom Bowring

Exploring Peru by Tom Bowring

Peru has always been high on my list of countries to visit and during my whistle stop tour I was treated to some of the...

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Anantara Golden Triangle Resort by Ailine Fischer

Anantara Golden Triangle Resort by Ailine Fischer

With a warm welcome at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort we felt we were re-visiting old friends, despite it being our first...

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Insider Access: The Secret Lives of Sumo Wrestlers

Insider Access: The Secret Lives of Sumo Wrestlers

The Ryogoku is the centre of Japan's sumo world. Home to the Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, it's also the residence of most of...

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'It is ok to spit and dump'
by Vicky Holdsworth

'It is ok to spit and dump' by Vicky Holdsworth

Not your usual phrase heard when travelling at a luxury level, however much more commonly used than one would think in the...

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Top 3 One&Only Resorts

Top 3 One&Only Resorts

With alluring locations including the Maldives, Cape Town, Australia and the Bahamas, One&Only resorts embrace local culture...

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Visiting Oman by Tom Bowring

Visiting Oman by Tom Bowring

When you think of Middle Eastern cities today, you might instantly think of the metropolis centres in the UAE such as Dubai...

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Top 5 Alternative Twin Centre Breaks

Top 5 Alternative Twin Centre Breaks

Inspiration for destination twinning.

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We don’t need no education… Okay, well maybe just a little

We don’t need no education… Okay, well maybe just a little

Family holidays have moved on from the cookie-cutter, just another brick in the wall experiences of yesteryear. Today, they’re...

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The Paths less travelled – by Ross Pakes

The Paths less travelled – by Ross Pakes

South East Asia has rapidly become one of the world’s most attractive travel destinations: a destination once synonymous...

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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Luxury Small Group Journeys

A&K’s Small Group Journeys combine all the benefits of our tailormade trips with the camaraderie of travelling with others....

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The Perfect Pair

The Perfect Pair

Combining quiet, conservation-focused Lewa Downs and the must-see Masai Mara is the ultimate Kenyan safari experience, says...

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Jordan - at home in history

Jordan - at home in history

Despite continuing unrest on all sides, Jordan remains a safe haven and a remarkably accessible destination. It’s home to...

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Fiji - where happiness finds you

Fiji - where happiness finds you

A&K's Senior Product Manager Ross Pakes discovers there’s a lot to smile about, When exploring the Pacific island paradise...

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Changing Tides by Sara Macefield

Changing Tides by Sara Macefield

Cruising has been one of the major success stories of recent years, emerging from the sleepy backwaters of the travel industry...

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Central California by Chris Leadbeater

Central California by Chris Leadbeater

The most celebrated slice of the American West has long been a gleaming destination, attracting country-crossing residents...

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48 hours in and around Galle

48 hours in and around Galle

A&K’s Senior Product Manager Kay Durden shares her recommendations for exploring Galle, Sri Lanka in 48 hours.

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Buenos Aires versus Miami

Buenos Aires versus Miami

Two fiercely independent cities located in two different hemispheres, both striking a chord with Latin lovers globally....

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Patagonia - Answering the call of the wild

Patagonia - Answering the call of the wild

A&K’s South America Business Development Manager, Javier Echecopar, goes on a journey of discovery in Patagonia, one of...

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Canada - a tale of four seasons
by Charlotte Wells

Canada - a tale of four seasons by Charlotte Wells

The second biggest country in the world, Canada is as diverse as it is vast. From exploring wild Newfoundland islands to...

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Celebrate In style

Celebrate In style

Celebrating important milestones with friends and family has always been an important part of life, but with more and more...

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City Breaks – A&K Style – Florence

City Breaks – A&K Style – Florence

Florence, the so-called Cradle of the Renaissance, was once home to Botticelli, Bernini and da Vinci. A city of overwhelming...

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Top 5 Rainforest Experiences

Top 5 Rainforest Experiences

Top 5 Rainforest Experiences

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Top 5 Glamping experiences

Top 5 Glamping experiences

Spectacular destinations enjoyed from the most ridiculously decadent accommodation – we share the spots with oodles of glam.

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Beyond the beach

Beyond the beach

There’s nothing as idyllic as lazing on a beautiful stretch of sand – but our new Beaches team can help you get even more...

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Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

The Southwest corner of Western Australia affords a magnificent coastline and is home to world-class vineyards and gourmet...

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A&K Philanthropy Pedal power

A&K Philanthropy Pedal power

Thanks to A&K Philanthropy, bicycles are helping to transform lives in rural Zambia. Finding a means for rural communities...

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Canada at its most ‘Canadian’? Hit the Atlantic shore

Canada at its most ‘Canadian’? Hit the Atlantic shore

Ship masts nestled in welcoming harbours. Colourful architecture and stunning lighthouses perched on dramatic shorelines....

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Japan’s Cherry Blossom Season

Japan’s Cherry Blossom Season

From Geisha’s to Snow Monkeys, bullet trains to Sumo’s, the World is captivated by the Japanese way of life and this includes...

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