Anna’s New York Advice for First-timers

Reprint of article from *ATAS's New York blog: This, (New York City) is the kind of place you can visit without an agenda. No-one ever asked why you are going to New York city.. "New York never sleeps"says Anna McMurtrie from ATAS accredited Wentworth Travel in Woollahra, Sydney. Something of a Big Apple aficionado, Anna has some sage advice for first-timers:  "We typically recommend that New York first timers stay 6 or 7 nights", she says. "We encourage them to move hotels during this's a great way to dive into the city's distinct neighbourhoods, get your bearings and get to feel at home in this astonishing metropolis",says Anna. So what's on her first timer's list? "Attending a...

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Posted in 'ATAS,Travel News,Wentworth Travel News' on Monday 17 June 2019

Mombo Camp Okavango Delta

Travel and Leisure magazine includes Mombo Camp as one of the "It" hotels for 2019. Botswana is hometown to a third of the world's elephants and many graze on the doorstep of the camp, joining zebras and Cape buffalos. Mombo is a tastefully rebuilt lodge in the heart of the Delta and is the flagship of the Wilderness Safari portfolio. Nine villas guarantee an intimate escape from the masses. The resort runs on solar and the camp's efforts at sustainability are backed by a team of conservation scientists. There's a whole new baseline to the notion of 'roughing' it here. The elephant image is by Trey Ratcliff thanks ,Trey. It is cleverly 'post -produced' photo-art, but we think the result is really...

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Posted in ',Wentworth Travel News' on Saturday 15 June 2019

Super Exclusive Fiji

There are a couple of really high end resorts in Fiji - ones that you rarely hear about. Rob and Lynda Miller were the operational brains behind Wakaya Island for many years. For some time they have been applying their considerable talents to the development of  Vatuvara, for the owner (an entrepreneur who was the founder of internationally known sunglasses range). Due to hard work they have totally transformed this Lau group island, with Lynda, amongst other duties, developing possibly the best fully certified organic garden in the Fiji islands. The good news for those wanting absolute privacy is that the resort consists of only three villas ranging from 4000 to 7000 square feet. Each designed for...

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Posted in ',Hotel News,Wentworth Travel News' on Wednesday 12 June 2019

New coastal lodge in NZ making waves

With over two miles of pristine coastline and countless hidden coves Helena Bay Lodge is the ultimate romantic escape. The newly opened resort joins a number of  'sister' Relais and Chateaux New Zealand properties. May, Departures magazine lists the "Most Jaw-dropping Views in the World" and says of Helana Bay, "...may provide the most tranquil views of any hotel on the list".  Clever Phillip Jenkins steered the remarkable Blanket Bay, from construction through operational fame. This lucky lodge, which is on the north east coast of the North island, has benefitted from his long experience and skills in construction, presentation, standards and positioning. Helena Bay is a VIRTUOSO partner of Wentworth...

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Canal Barging with Belmond in France

Why not book a barge this European summer? "BELMOND LILAS" will motor you elegantly from Dijon to St Leggier, and takes 8 passengers in 4 cabins. What better way to spend time with family or friends? Alternatively, barge with bubbly from Chalons-en-champagne, a city in the Grand Est region of France, to Epernay, where you can visit the Moet and Chandon cellars, aboard the 'BELMOND HIRONDELLE', - can also accommodate eight of you. Watch out for Rick Stein! (We, at Wentworth, are proud of our recent appointment as a member of the Belmond Bellini Club. This invitation-only membership is regarded as one of the finest travel agent recognition programmes available. As a member, the door opens on exclusive...

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Posted in ',Wentworth Travel News' on Sunday 09 June 2019


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