Where to Why
Inspiration for More Meaningful Travel – Altered States
June 17, 2020 by Philippe, 10 minute read time
A subject that came up recently during a team lunch on Portobello Road, was ayahuasca ceremonies, and the impact altered states can have on mental health.
In the Footsteps of 19th Century Parisians
June 17, 2020 by Dean, 7 minute read time
19th century Paris was a city undergoing great change. The chaos of a once rowdy city was being tamed as the city was restructured under the watchful eye of the architect Georges-Eugene Haussmann.
Trends for Post Covid-19 Travel
June 17, 2020 by Catherine, 7 minute read time
This time of uncertainty begs the question – what will happen next in the travel industry? Earlier this year in our 2020 Annual Travel Trends Report we made some predictions. Here are some updates about what the rest of 2020 will hold.
June 10, 2020 by Philippe, 5 minute read time
I was asked why I am so optimistic about the future. We all know people who are irritatingly optimistic for no apparent reason. They can be annoying. The more preferable type of optimism is based on knowledge. I’m optimistic because I see signs for hope.
Making Memories Stick
June 10, 2020 by Philippe, 9 minute read time
Once you’ve come home from vacation, how much effort do you put into holding on to your memories? Do you keep a journal, scrapbook or a note on your phone? Should you? Do you often talk about memories, and concentrate on recalling the details, or do the photos just live on your phone or hard drive?
How Places Can Solve Problems
June 02, 2020 by Philippe, 5 minute read time
I may be alone if in thinking this but I believe that travel can (and should) be used to solve problems. When we first speak with clients, one of first goals is to determine their problem, their challenge or their lack. Why is it they need or want to travel? What is it that they are seeking elsewhere that they can’t find at home?
Liberation of Limitation – limiting choices for a happier life
May 30, 2020 by Philippe, 6 minute read time
We may like the idea of choice, variety and endless possibilities but counter-intuitively, having fewer choices may be better for us. More often than not people want the illusion of choice. They want to know what there are options but prefer to be given a firm recommendation that they can accept or reject. It’s just easier for them that way.
An Embarrassment of Choices
May 29, 2020 by Philippe, 7 minute read time
We’re taught that choice is good but is it? Perhaps you don’t need choices as long as what you are offered and what you do is perfectly suited to you. In luxury travel this process starts with someone asking you all the right questions once before they get to work on your behalf.
Inspiration for more meaningful travel - Louis-Theroux
May 23, 2020 by Louis, 8 minute read time
We’re always looking for inspiration in the most unusual places. Perhaps something as simple as a train ride through the countryside, or an intriguingly designed doorway at a hotel could spark a whole host of new ideas for our clients.
Is Anticipating Even Better Than the Real Thing?
May 15, 2020 by Philippe, 7 minute read time
Anticipation is a valuable emotion. It can allow us to gain pleasure from something in the near future, before the event even occurs. We can anticipate an exciting new job, a night at the theatre, a well-earned holiday after a hectic quarter.