Category: News

Hangzhou on our Minds

// December 23, 2009

We were so thrilled to learn that Amanresorts will be opening a new property in Hangzhou, China, next month! We have long admired Amanresorts’ enthusiasm for local architectual detail and impeccable service, and the Amanfayun looks like it will not […]

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The World Cup Draw!

// December 8, 2009

As a fairly new resident of South Africa, I was excited to attend the FIFA World Cup draw on Friday, December 4, when the 32 participating national teams get drawn into 8 groups of four. This is an important development […]

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Philanthropic Travel

// October 30, 2009

I recently attended the World Savers Congress as part of my duties as a Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for 2009, and a hot topic was how the travel industry is promoting philanthropy. Edward Norton spoke of his work in […]

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Fashionable Cape Town

// October 30, 2009

Last night I attended the Style in the City event in Cape Town hosted by Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine from the BBC series What Not to Wear [in the U.S., they have a show called Making Over America]. This […]

Read More Japanese Cuisine 101

// October 30, 2009

An introduction to Japanese cuisine from Japan Channel.

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South African Plain


// August 29, 2009

We are pleased to announce that Absolute Travel’s Africa specialist, Daniela Bonanno, is back from maternity leave! The adorable Vesper Rosalia Romer-Lee was born on June 19, 2009. From her base in Cape Town, Daniela has kept her finger on […]

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// May 18, 2009

Enter to win a Once in a Lifetime Dream Trip! Absolute Travel is thrilled to be included in Chris Santella‘s new book, Once in a Lifetime Trips. To celebrate, Absolute Travel is awarding one lucky winner the trip of their […]

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// March 17, 2009

With warmer weather just around the corner, we’re focused firmly on the future! So, rather than recap where we’ve recently been, we’d like to share a few of our staff members’ plans for the coming months, and hopefully whet your […]

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// October 2, 2008

We are pleased to introduce Daniela Bonanno, Absolute Travel’s Safari Star! Having spent more than six years creating unique, culturally fulfilling private journeys throughout Africa, Daniela has earned her title and is expertly qualified to serve in this capacity. She […]

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// August 7, 2008

From Virtuoso website: ” Virgin Galactic has Appointed Virtuoso as their Exclusive Retail Travel Group in North America. Virtuoso travel advisors are the first in the world endorsed to reserve seats on Virgin Galactic spaceflights, due to launch in late […]

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Katie Losey in Erg Chebbi, Morocco

// June 20, 2008

It seems an inhospitable place. With virtually no rainfall, debilitating heat, and seemingly endless sand dunes, I was expecting my time in Morocco’s Erg Chebbi to be a memorable experience, but I wasn’t really expecting comfort – or anything close […]

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Elephants drinking with babies

Photo Contest Winner!

// May 28, 2008

Thank you to everyone who participated in Absolute Travel’s first photo contest! We are so excited to share some of our favorite entries and, of course, the winning photo! The theme was “water” and we had so many wonderful submissions. […]

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Right now, we love: The French Concession, Shanghai

// May 25, 2008

Everyone knows about the feverish changes underway in Beijing but Lisa Sun discovered on her recent trip to China that there are also exciting developments in Shanghai. Specifically, there is a lot happening in the French Concession, which has always […]

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Marataba Safari Lodge birds eye view of setting

Photo Contest

// May 22, 2008

Enter to win a $100 gift card to Longitude Books, which specializes in books for travel! Submit a photograph you have taken in any of our destinations (Asia, South America, Africa or the South Pacific) that in some way addresses […]

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