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Friday 28
August 2015
LATTE Luxury News Volume 165
LUXURY NEWS
Lady of the lake
A muse for artists and a retreat for the aristocracy, Lake Como has enchanted visitors since the Romans holidayed at its shore. Charmed by sunny days, Italian hospitality and the lake’s jewelled tones, Signature Travel & Style indulges in a taste of la dolce vita.
Discover Lake Como's eternal appeal
Scenic invites agents to attend 'Ever Wondered' sessions with clients
Sessions run nationwide from 20 September to 13 October.
What can clients learn?
   
WIN a trip to France at the Atout Tourism Roadshows
One lucky agent will win a dream holiday and all attendees will receive a bottle of champagne or wine.
How can I register?
How to retain an unhappy client
Despite your best efforts to prevent them, complaints are an inevitable part of the travel industry. Hotfrog reveals its tips on re-establishing happy client relations.
What's first?
 

Introducing Inspired Journeys:

Vijay Srinivasan, previously of Luxe India, and Kristen Bashir, from World in Style, have announced their co-founding of destination management company, Inspired Journeys, with Ms Bashir to represent the company in Australia and New Zealand. What luxuries await?

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10 questions with David Goldman
Fresh from being awarded for Top Australia/New Zealand Production at Virtuoso Travel Week , David Goldman, Joint Managing Director of the Goldman Travel Corporation, chats with LATTE about the value of travel advisors, trends and Viennese coffee.
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26 August 2015
IHG introduces ‘Spire Elite’ membership level
26 August 2015
An Elite Experience in Bali
26 August 2015
27 August 2015
Anantara's haven of peace
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced plans to open its first resort in Sri Lanka at the end of 2015. Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort will be situated on an 8.5ha coconut plantation.
What can guests expect?
Shangri-La opens in Phoenix New Town, China
27 August 2015
The latest Six Senses villa in Vietnam
27 August 2015
Waterfront EDITION set for Iceland
24 August 2015
The Iconic Santorini’s super-suites
27 August 2015
A new look for Ngala Safari Lodge
26 August 2015
Conrad Macao launches ‘PINK Inspired’
25 August 2015
Sustainable Starwood
24 August 2015
Thredbo’s fresh power
26 August 2015
Machu Picchu update
27 August 2015
TOURS
27 August 2015
Chile and Argentina with andBeyond
abdBeyond South America has officially opened bookings for Chile and Argentina. Three new itineraries have been created for travellers wanting to experience the exciting new destinations.
Discover the adventure
Early booking discount on Great Rail Journeys
26 August 2015
Kimberley Wilderness Adventures with APT
25 August 2015
The latest from World Journeys
27 August 2015
CRUISE
28 August 2015
Crystal Yacht Cruises opens bookings
As the Crystal Esprit, featuring a 2-person submarine, charts new waters with her maiden voyage this winter, Crystal Cruises is unveiling the complete itineraries and fares for 2016 through the beginning of 2018.
Discover the voyages
Lindblad Expeditions — National Geographic's Arctic programme
24 August 2015
Complimentary Wi-Fi with Crystal Cruises
24 August 2015
Seabourn's 2016 Asia itineraries
25 August 2015
AIRLINES
27 August 2015
Air New Zealand staff celebrate
A bonus of up to $1400 will be awarded to 8000 Air New Zealand staff who are not on other incentive programmes, after the airline announced its impressive annual result.
What was the cause of the success?
BA reveals Terminal 1 lounge at Changi
25 August 2015
WIN flights to Bangkok with Thai Airways
27 August 2015
Icelandair to fly to Montreal in 2016
26 August 2015
Qantas unveils Perth Business Lounge
27 August 2015
Direct to Vancouver in comfort with Air Canada
27 August 2015
Delta's handheld customer service plan
27 August 2015
28 August 2015
British Airways first class: Then and now
With the impending commencement of the British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service in October, the first with a first-class cabin, 'The Telegraph' reflects on the evolution of the airline's most luxurious cabins.
Take a trip through history
GOURMET
27 August 2015
Tapas at the world's best bar
Executive Chef at The Langham, London, Chris King, in consultation with Michel Roux Jr, has launched SNAX, a surreal tapas-style menu at the ‘World’s Best Bar’, Artesian.
What morsels await diners?
Six Senses Yao Noi's coeliac-friendly menu
24 August 2015
Ocean-to-table menu at The Mira
24 August 2015
Sofitel Wine Days
24 August 2015
27 August 2015
Anantara Siam Bangkok: The centre of the gourmet world
The world's best chefs, winemakers and food experts will gather at Anantara Siam Bangkok for a week-long celebration of outstanding cuisine and superb wines for the 16th Annual World Gourmet Festival.
Is your favourite chef attending?
FAMILY
28 August 2015
A miniature dose of wellness
At Six Senses Laamu, Maldives, nutrition and wellness experts will soon offer specially designed classes, interactive sessions and games for children along with family consultations on how to integrate wellness into everyday routines.
What classes are on offer?
Secret gardens
There’s nothing quite like a sunny patch of lawn, a gentle breeze and some fragrant flowers to really help you relax, especially when in the middle of a busy city. Five Star Kids discovers the secret gardens to delight little ones.
What's in bloom?
NEW BROCHURES

25 August 2015

Quick response brochures by Silversea
Silversea has released 2 new brochures detailing the cruise line’s collection of ocean and expedition cruises sailing in 2016, featuring new quick response barcodes.
What voyages await?
INDUSTRY EVENTS
Visit USA Travel Agent Expo and WIN $500
25 August 2015
Magical Kenya Travel Expo
27 August 2015
Sanctuary to launch at ILTM Cannes
28 August 2015
28 August 2015
APT targets MICE market
The APT Group has announced it is targeting the Meetings, Incentives and Corporate Events (MICE) market, with a 3-tiered offering now available across 4 of its brands.
Discover the experiences
INDUSTRY EVENTS
Luxperience
Sydney
6 — 9 September, 2015
www.luxperience.com.au
  PATA Travel Mart
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
6 — 8 September, 2015
www.pata.org
ILTM Americas
Mexico
28 September — 1 October, 2015
www.iltm.net/americas
  IMEX America 2015
Las Vegas
13 — 15 October, 2015
www.imexamerica.com
Click here for further upcoming events
 
BUSINESS INSIDER TIPS
9 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

Burnout is the greatest challenge to the global health system, and the implications can reach far beyond the workplace. If you're feeling depressed, anxious or detached from relationships and your workplace, it's time to talk to TED.

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