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October 2015

10 questions with Karin Sheppard of InterContinental Hotel Group Karin Sheppard, IHG’s Chief Operating Officer for Australasia, Japan, Korea and AMEA Franchising, chats with Signature about the future of IHG, how to beat jet lag and Barcelona’s best coffee. Tell us about your role within IHG. Last year I took

Nestled in the South American nation of Ecuador, these top luxury hotels will help you escape the ordinary. 1. Mashpi Lodge, The Andean Cloud Forest Dubbed The world's most luxurious new jungle retreat by Forbes Magazine and Ecuador’s Leading Green Hotel at the 2015 World Travel Awards, Mashpi Lodge exceeds

When you think of a holiday in South Africa, you think of a luxury safari. Imbali Safari Lodge in Kruger National Park offers the best of this time-honoured safari tradition. Imbali Safari Lodge review and photos by Jessica Braithwaite. Close encounters and rare African lullabies. Our writer discovers

Conrad Tokyo: This luxury Japanese hotel is the perfect five-star city escape.   Hotel Review: Conrad Tokyo, Japan by C. James Dale Goodbye Tsukiji, hello 2020. Our writer finds out how this five-star luxury hotel is looking ahead to the next big thing as the Conrad Tokyo prepares to lose its famous fish

If any destination is deserving of the term ‘paradise’, Lord Howe Island is it. Amelia Hungerford ditches her shoes and savours this natural wonderland at leisure, stopping to dine on fine fare and chat to the locals as she goes.   When tourists visited Lord Howe

Antarctic resolutions This must be the ultimate bucket list experience. The New Year has just begun and the jazz band is striking up a celebratory rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’. The entire cabin is on its feet, from aviation enthusiasts in their 20s to adventurous 90-year-olds,

There’s something wonderfully Gallic about Air France’s new La Première cabin. The 4 private suites are available on board the revamped Boeing 777-300 aircraft servicing routes between Paris, Dubai, Jakarta, New York and Singapore, part of an upgrade programme between 2014 and 2016. Air France offers over 330

Signature tried and tested Flyer: Cathy Wagstaff Class: Business Route: Sydney – Shanghai, Shanghai – Sydney Aircraft: A330-200 The seat Arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration, China Eastern’s business cabin offers plenty of space and ample storage for each passenger. The comfortable seat offered a surprising amount of legroom and a fully

Adventure Associates has now released 2016 dates for their ever popular Madagascar Expeditions. At 23 days duration,  Madagascar - The Lost World offers an in-depth exploration of the 'eighth continent' . Adventure Associates Managing Director, Sue Werner, said "Madagascar is a destination we have come to specialise in