Digital Communications, SEO Manager for Wexas Travel, and contributing writer for Virgin (http://www.virgin.com/author/julia-hudson).
We are excited to share the first images of the new Qatar Airways Qsuite business class. While the new class is not yet released, it's likely that the launch will take place in June 2017. The Boeing 777-300ER on the Doha-London routing will be the first to receive a new Qsuite, while older aircraft will be retrofitted.
Qatar Airways has spent three years designing the Qsuite, and it is rumoured to feature sliding pocket doors to allow passengers privacy, as well as family dining options with seating that allows four passengers to eat facing one another.
The newest cabin makes a 7th room hanging high among the branches of the Swedish woods, and we are thrilled to have yet another masterpiece of environmentally aware, modernist architecture to drool over. The design company, Snøhetta, has suspended the new room 10 metres above the forest floor, and included plenty of exciting features to get your wanderlust going.
It’s difficult to get a true sense of scale in Svalbard’s dark season, the period between the end of October and the beginning of March when the sun never rises. A glimpse of a mountain’s bulk is about it, until the blue twilight comes and the sun lingers 6 degrees or fewer below the horizon, a cornflower blue seepage radiating from a distance and hinting at ranges beyond.
"Will I see a polar bear?" It's the first question most people ask when they're thinking about travel to Spitsbergen, the only largest (and only inhabited) island of the Svalbard archipelago. And upon travellers' return, it's the first question they are asked, as well – "did you spot any polar bears?"
It’s no secret that we love travel to the United States. From California to New England, there is an entire continent’s stretch of scenic drives, buzzing cities and national parks to spark the traveller’s imagination.
But what if you’re looking for something a little bit different this year? Our well-travelled clients often ask us, ‘If I loved driving the Pacific Coast, where should I go next?’ Or, ‘Where can I find that same warm welcome of the Deep South?’ So we’ve asked our USA destination specialists to share what they love about travelling in the States, and rounded up some of our suggestions for where to try next.
It's that time of year, when everyone begins to think about their resolutions for the new year and for many, that involves travel. Where will you take off to?
We've rounded up our top travel hot spots to visit in 2017 according to our destination experts. All of these places have two things in common: Exciting events, anniversaries and milestones in the new year, and the love of our travel team.
As it turns late in the year, snow is already falling in some of our favourite northern spots and early Christmas songs can be heard in shops across the world. But while many are starting to snuggle down and feel the hygge, we’re already looking ahead to the new year and all that you can expect from travel in 2017.
With demand for rooms at the ICEHOTEL, the world's first ice hotel in Sweden, soaring year after year, ICEHOTEL founder Yngve Bergqvist has opened a year-round venture, ICEHOTEL 365. The 20 suites that comprise the new venture are decorated in the signature quirky style of the originalhotel, employing the creativity of some of the world's best ice sculptors to create artistic flights of fancy such as the 'Dancers in the Dark' suite and the 'You Are My Type' suite, featuring typography-inspired carvings in an otherworldly display.
As much as you have to love Boston’s colonial neighbourhoods and the beaches of Cape Cod and Nantucket, there is plenty more to discover in New England. Here are the unsung destinations that you must try and work into your next trip to New England.
Sometimes it can feel as though we spend as much time overseeing digital activities as enjoying them - never mind how little time that leaves for 'real' life. But what does it do to your sense of wellbeing when you can never seem to climb on top of the mountain?