Get inspired for your next holiday with these unmissable travel experiences

From sleek villas in the Algarve to boutique boltholes in far-flung destinations, here are some suggestions to help you plan your 2024 escape
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Deciding your next trip can be a tricky task, especially with the amount of options on the market. However, it could be that little bit easier with this curated list of stunning resorts and elegant hotels – as well as a practical tip or two. 

Discover what makes Pittsburgh so magical

Visit Pittsburgh

If you’re looking for an affordable, family-friendly break in a vibrant US city, Pittsburgh should be high your list.

The birthplace of artist Andy Warhol, Pittsburgh is a haven for art and culture enthusiasts, with more than 30 museums, including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Science Centre and the Moonshot Space Museum. Often referred to as ‘Kidsburgh’ by locals, Pittsburgh has plenty of activities for all the family, from Kennywood, Idlewild and Soak Zone amusement parks to the National Aviary, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Whether you want to explore the city’s unique surroundings, sample eclectic local cuisine or catch a baseball game at the home of the Pirates, Pittsburgh is a city of contrasts and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. And with direct flights from London Heathrow with British Airways, it’s never been easier. Plan your trip now at

Marvel at the beauty of Mykonos

Aria Hotels

The award-winning Grace Mykonos, a five-star boutique hotel that’s part of the Aria Hotels collection, is perfectly situated overlooking the pristine and sheltered Agios Stefanos Beach, promising an unparalleled hospitality experience.

Your stay on this stunning Greek island will be complemented by the brand-new Anama restaurant, offering the choice of enjoying breakfast in bed, lunch and dinner by the pool, or a romantic sunset cocktail. Indulge in a relaxing swim in the recently renovated sun-kissed pool, relax and unwind with a treatment at the spa, or simply soak up the ultimate sunbathing experience. For a truly luxurious stay, opt to stay in one of the suites, complete with a private plunge pool and sea view.

For those who want to soak up the culture, a shuttle is available to take guests to the centre of Mykonos, where they’ll find beautiful white-washed homes and stylish shops, as well as historic cultural landmarks.

Combine the discount code GM5% with the Early Booking Discount and save up to 20 per cent on your next stay. Visit to find out more.

Discover fine dining on an ocean cruise

Crystal Cruises

Crystal has elevated cruise food and drink to the next level, with four exceptional fine-dining restaurants onboard its reimagined cruise ships, including the only Nobu at sea.

Master chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa brings UMI UMA, his exclusive Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant and sushi bar concept, back to Crystal with a menu featuring iconic signatures, including his celebrated miso black cod. At Osteria d’Ovidio, authentic Italian dishes are created in collaboration with another renowned chef, Stefano Di Gennaro. Expect mouthwatering seafood, agnolotti and osso buco, alongside a classic tiramisu.

Elsewhere, Waterside Restaurant has beautiful ocean views and a daily-changing menu designed around the local, seasonal produce on offer at every port of call, while the intimate private-dining Vintage Room offers gourmet food and wine-pairing experiences with the head sommelier and access to the vast collection in the ship’s onboard cellar.

Contact your travel adviser, visit or call +44 808 178 3396.

Immerse yourself in Mediterranean splendour

Columbia Beach Resort

Framed by a sparkling turquoise sea and the white cliffs of Cape Aspro on Pissouri Bay, Columbia Beach Resort is an elegant, luxurious, five-star, all-suite resort on the sun-soaked Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

The resort offers two swimming pools, landscaped gardens, a relaxing spa, restaurants and bars, a kids’ club and five-star service throughout. Its 169 spacious suites range from Junior, Executive and Cape Suites to one- and two-bedroom Family Suites, while the exclusive Eagle’s Nest Suites, with private plunge pools, are the height of luxury.

Make time for physical and spiritual renewal in the Resort’s Hebe Spa, which boasts award-winning facilities, featuring six treatment rooms, relaxation areas, a jacuzzi and an indoor pool, making it a perfect place for a relaxing break. For those who like to keep active on holiday, a fully equipped gym with regular classes and personal sessions is also available.

Columbia Beach Resort is ideally situated halfway between cultural Paphos, and the bustling, cosmopolitan city of Limassol, meaning that the island’s most prized archaeological and historical sites are within easy reach. Book your luxury escape now at

Book a deluxe family holiday to Turkey

Barut Hotels

Are you ready to leave yourself in the experienced hands of a 50-year-old hotel brand? Barut Hotels offers bed and breakfast, half-board, all-inclusive and ultra-all-inclusive concept services at its hotels, located in the most beautiful bays of Turkey, creating a holiday experience beyond expectations to guests of all ages at its hotels, located in Side, Antalya and Didim.

The group, which receives dozens of awards every year, is known for its high guest satisfaction and recommendation rates. Expect diverse open-buffet and a la carte restaurants, fun-filled aqua parks, deep blue pools, entertaining shows and performances that continue day and night, allowing guests to have fun to the fullest.

To experience Barut Hotels’ lush gardens, peaceful elegant areas and unparalleled service quality for yourself, call +90 444 96 00 or visit

Stay connected wherever you travel

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In the digital world we live in, staying connected is a necessity, and worrying about how much data is left has become a concern during our travel adventures.

With Holafly, those worries are left behind with its international unlimited data plans. Unlimited data is a reality and can be accomplished in less than a minute with the Holafly Travel eSIM. You won't need a plastic SIM card or to rely on your local carrier for roaming, eliminating the risk of high and unexpected charges.

The installation will take only seconds, and it's entirely digital. Just scan, install, and enjoy coverage in more than 180 destinations with unlimited data plans. Enter the unlimited data wave with Holafly at

Discover the serene side of the white island

Ibiza Gran Hotel

Located right on the seafront, Ibiza Gran Hotel 5*Grand Luxe is the finest manifestation of serene sun-kissed luxury by virtue of its sophisticated suites with incomparable views, a true balcony to the Mediterranean.

Moments from the Island’s marina, the independently owned Ibiza Gran Hotel is both a gateway to the White Island and a destination in its own right. It’s an oasis of tranquillity in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, offering supreme service with an exclusive, contemporary and timeless touch. Awarded as the Best Gastronomic hotel of 2022, the hotel’s culinary offering is unrivalled: world class restaurants like Cipriani, Novikov, Zuma or the Michelin star winning La Gaia by Oscar Molina restaurants are high on the list of dining options.

As night falls, Ibiza Gran Hotel is home to the Casino of Ibiza, the only casino on the island. A unique night-time leisure complex, located right on the golden mile, it’s a must-visit if you’re feeling lucky. And for those that like to relax, its newly refurbished Open Spa, boasts more than 1,300 square metres with four zones: Rituals, Aqua Spa, Wellness & Fitness and Open Beauty, combined to offer a unique experience of profound wellbeing allowing guests to be pampered by the eloquence of sensitive hands-on trained professionals. Visit for more information.

Explore Halkidiki from this breathtaking hotel

Cora Hotel & Spa

Opening its doors in 2024 after a total refurbishment is the exquisite Cora Hotel & Spa.

Located in the enchanting region of Halkidiki, Cora Hotel & Spa promises a sanctuary of tranquillity for those seeking an escape along the North Greece coastline. Under new management committed to enhancing services and operational excellence, the hotel promises an experience like no other.

It features an exclusive private beach surrounded by pine and fir trees, offering guests a haven of seclusion amid nature's beauty. Accommodation options cater to both adults and families with children over 12 years of age, with 181 luxury guest rooms and suites boasting balconies or terraces. For those seeking added indulgence, there are rooms with sharing or private pools and whirlpool baths. If you’re looking to further unwind, the Elysium spa overlooks the vastness of the sea and offers signature treatments with olive oil therapies.

Embark on a culinary journey at the three restaurants and four bars, where locally sourced ingredients come together to create a symphony of flavours. Activities on offer range from yacht excursions to winery tours, as well as hikes and a teenagers’ club. Book now and unlock privileged discounts of 15 per cent on website rates at

Discover the beauty of this Bahamian hideaway

Nassau & Paradise Island

Looking for a new holiday destination? Nassau & Paradise Island is the gateway to the Bahamas, where you’ll find New Providence, an idyllic Caribbean sanctuary.

Here, travellers can enjoy the islands’ famed white sand beaches, acclaimed restaurants, shopping, nightclubs and other popular attractions. A highlight, though, is its famous sparkling turquoise waters: the Bahamas is the perfect place for a tropical escape. Base your trip around a stay at boutique properties such as Goldwynn Resort or Ocean Club, or opt for convenience and luxury at larger resorts like Baha Mar and Atlantis – the options are endless.

Meanwhile, the island is quickly becoming a culinary powerhouse, hosting two new culinary and art festivals that showcase authentic Bahamian cuisine. And when visitors aren’t relaxing on the pristine beaches, they can take part in a myriad of activities, from snorkelling and golfing to swimming and pickleball.

There are also an abundance of cultural offerings to be explored, such as the famous limestone walkway the Queen’s Staircase. Discover more and plan your trip at

Plan a stay in a unique villa


Prominent in the luxury tourism sector since 2016, the Shantivillas Group is a brand of excellence and trust for modern travellers, allowing them access to incredible scenery and genuine stories through close experiences in one of Europe's most awarded destinations – the Algarve – more specifically, the Algarve hills.

Shantivillas Group boasts an abundance of lodging options throughout the region, from the peaceful Malhao Hills in Loule, to the picturesque town of Olhos d’Agua in Albufeira.

A favourite villa among guests is Casa do Alemao, a historic villa dating back to 1800, combining luxury with traditional charm, and boasting views of the Algarve countryside. Another is Casa da Musica, centred around a musical theme and filled with musical sheets, recovered musical instruments and rooms named after musical notes. This sizeable villa is perfect for big families that are looking to celebrate important and memorable life events. Plan your dream getaway and find the ideal villa for you at

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