Guest blog by Chris Wright, Managing Director at GIC The Villa Collection and Sunvil: Summer 2012 brings with it the long anticipated Olympic Games. But even at the beginning of the bidding process, back at the start of the millennium when the country was more prosperous, the nation was divided as to whether the Games
Monthly ArchivesJanuary 2012
The Besen Retail Blog recently announced the return of the milk bar, picking up on two new openings in New York City. But did milk bars ever go away? And what exactly constitutes one? This much we know: milk bars first originated in Australia in the early 1930s, and then quickly spread to New Zealand,
This is a blog from our Tumblr site, Bustling Markets, which takes a light-hearted look at classic travel-writing phrases: In an email conversation last week, the travel journalist Sarah Barrell told me that the Waterberg Mountains region of South Africa, up by the Botswanan border, was referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’ by its locals.
The latest crazes coming out of Sicily, including fashion, food and agriturismo guesthouses – converted farmhouses that still produce their own wine, olive oil, cheese and bread…
Europe will be cheaper this year than last – particularly in Greece, Portugal and Italy – but still surcharges persist. Not at Sunvil Holidays, though, as this guest blog by its Managing Director, Noel Josephides, explains.
In a recent chat with Steve Keenan, ex-Travel Editor of The Sunday Times Online and now co-founder of digital consultancy firm Travel Perspective, I discussed niche blogs – talking specifically about a press trip wherein the tourist board had invited a vintage-fashion blogger, a street-food blogger, and so on… This is a growing trend inside
Interesting to note that, in times gone by (but not that long ago), staff at Sunvil Holidays and GIC The Villa Collection would have spent much of last weekend (7/8 January) replenishing the tapes in a bank of answering machines. Traditionally the busiest weekend of the year for holiday enquiries, this flurry of activity would
Perhaps you haven’t painted since school or have always wanted to write a novel? Whether rediscovering an old hobby or looking to try something new for 2012, The Watermill at Posara’s ever-growing programme of painting and writing courses will offer something suitable, with a number of new courses lined up for 2012. This year’s painting