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Bev & Anna Visit Hong Kong

Bev and Anna attended Virtuoso Symposium in Hong Kong in April 2015. This was an opportunity to meet and network with hoteliers and destination specialists as well as catch up with other owners and managers of Virtuoso Agencies. While we were in Hong Kong, we stayed at The Peninsula, Island Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental. We also visited The Upper House, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton and The Langham. We went out on Victoria Harbour and visited Lamma Island for lunch. We also did a Culinary Tour of Sham Shui Po to experience food in Hong Kong just like the locals. We also learnt to make our own Dim Sum in the Peninsula Academy.

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Posted in 'Wentworth Travel News' on Friday 15 May 2015

Qantas to enforce dress code at Qantas Club airport lounges

Qantas is clamping down on poorly-dressed passengers at its airport lounges, with the airline announcing it will be more rigorous in enforcing "minimum smart casual dress guidelines" at Qantas Club and Qantas Business Lounges. From April 1, travellers visiting Qantas lounges at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide airports will need to ensure they're suitable togged up, or risk being turned away at the front desk. "Entry may be refused at the discretion of the lounge staff if visitors do not meet the appropriate standard", the airline says. "Lounge staff will use their discretion to determine if a visitor to the lounge meets our smart casual dress guidelines. A Qantas...

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Posted in 'Travel News' on Monday 06 April 2015

2015 Food Trends Cheatsheet

Don't know your kimchi from your kohlrabi? Confused about cold brew coffee? Fear not. We get to grips with the global gastro scene to tell you what you should be eating and drinking this year. OVER Kale EATING Cauliflower UP NEXT Kohlrabi Kale in salads, kale in juices, kale as crisps. But it was only when Nails Inc launched kale-infused nail polish that we knew for sure - this madness had to stop. Now cauliflower is the new it-veg: whole roasted, mashed, toasted or even as gluten-free pizza bases. Munch it with almonds and pomegranate at recently opened Middle Eastern restaurant Jago in Shoreditch, or, for more of a mouthful, order the whole roasted cauliflower with toasted hazelnuts and white...

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Posted in 'Travel News' on Monday 06 April 2015

Using a Travel Agent

At risk of upsetting hotelcomparez.com, chooseflightchooser.com and doyouwannacheapholidayornot.com and the four million other hotel and flight booking websites out there, I enlist a travel agent to book my flights and accommodation. I know! Next I¹ll probably be using a fax or riding a penny-farthing. Of course, for zippy direct flights or domestic accommodation, yes, I do it online like everyone else, but for overseas jaunts with several connecting flights and many accommodations, perhaps even in several countries, (not uncommon in my marriage) I use a magical genie called Sandra. Sandra knows: A) Which flights will be cheapest on which days B) If I have any hope of upgrading with points (³no²) C)...

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Posted in 'Travel News' on Monday 06 April 2015

Virtuoso Best of the Best

Welcome to the Virtuoso Best of the Best 2015 Guide to the World's Best Hotel Experiences. Click here to read more.

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Posted in 'Hotel News' on Tuesday 24 February 2015

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