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A beautiful collision of colours & culture in India

Executive Edge luxury travel designer Lauren Owide recently experienced an incredible 10-day ‘ colourful Rajasthan’ tour of India. Here she shares five reasons why this is an ideal experience for those interested in the colours and culture of this special destination… Cultural treats at every turn This ‘Colorful Rajasthan’ tour is all about culture, and… Read more »

On the Road to Leading Hotels of the World in Bali

Executive Edge Travel’s Rhonda Smith spent a week at Australia’s favourite nearby holiday destination of Bali to experience how to travel the Leading Hotels of the World way. Q: The Legian Bali is an old favorite. Why do you think this legendary property still retains its appeal to this day with luxury travelers? You just… Read more »

On the Road to Southern India

Dana Michael took a curated tour of Southern India on an experiential itinerary designed by luxury travel experts Peirce & Leslie, a preferred operator of Executive Edge Travel. Q: First stop – Mumbai! Yes, India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre, Mumbai is also the centre of the country’s thriving film industry, popularly known as… Read more »

Tea Country – Sri Lanka

As we drove through Sri Lanka taking ‘the long route’, we stopped whenever the mood struck us. My family’s curiosity for getting off the standard touring route had our trusted guide, Ajit, making detours constantly such as visiting the biggest wholesale fruit and vegetable market in the Cultural Triangle. As the only tourists there we… Read more »

Oberoi India Spiritual Journey

Our Indian family holiday began in the capital city of New Delhi. Nothing like arriving into a new city at night and feeling the hustle and bustle immediately – an explosion of constantly hooting car horns, busses and motorbikes zipping by interspersed with the ringing bells of the bicycles and rickshaws. It’s chaos but it… Read more »

Four Seasons Chiang Mai & Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

As one of a select group of Four Seasons Preferred Partners travel agency owner/managers invited to attend The Four Seasons APAC Leader’s Summit, I embraced every second. Set at two of the Four Seasons Thailand properties, Four Seasons Chiang Mai and Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, the Summit was Four Seasons standard, second to… Read more »

On the Road to Vietnam

Leisure Advisor Cate Cave discovered Vietnam through an overnight boat trip on Halong Bay, exploring the capital Hanoi and tasting the country’s culinary treats. Q: How amazing – an overnight boat trip on Halong Bay, journeying through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta, observing everyday life of Vietnamese villagers as they work the… Read more »

L’Austral Cruise from Malaysia to Borneo to Darwin

Was I crazy as a young mid-forties mother of an eight and six year old to embark upon a luxury French Expedition Cruise Ship? Wouldn’t there be more appropriate travel plans for a young family? Turns out, my seeming illogic was absolutely brilliant! And the cruise was BRILLIANT. Our captain, crew and expedition director attended… Read more »

‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Deb Eustice headed to Asia with two of our preferred partners, Belmond and Mandarin Oriental. Q: You overnighted on the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train from Singapore to Bangkok experiencing a panoramic view of the mystical landscapes of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand along the way. Growing up watching my sister read every Agatha Christie… Read more »

On the Road to Tokyo

Executive Edge Travel Advisor Lauren Owide felt the energy in Tokyo’s fast paced society whilst calling Hyatt properties home in this ever-pulsating urban center. Q:   What would you describe are the greatest draws about Tokyo? Tokyo is a city of stark contrast. It embodies the highest level of fast paced, colourful and quirky blended with… Read more »