Where to Why
Making Memories Stick
May 02, 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?
Inspiration for More Meaningful Travel – Altered States
May 01, 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.
April 30, 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.
Liberation of Limitation – limiting choices for a happier life
April 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
April 30, 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.
Is Anticipating Even Better Than the Real Thing?
April 27, 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.
Trends for Post Covid-19 Travel
April 23, 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.
How Places Can Solve Problems
April 23, 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?
Inspiration for more meaningful travel - Louis-Theroux
April 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.
In the Footsteps of 19th Century Parisians
March 27, 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.