Love pretty buildings? Explore the world through Architectural Adventures

We all have our travel quirks or passions. For some, its all about adventure while for others, it’s about experiencing new flavours through food. But now there’s something for the travellers that appreciate old city buildings or majestic churches,  Architectural Adventures offer travel itineraries of your dreams.

Architectural Adventure is a travel programme launched by the American Institute of Architects. The itinerary will not only appeal to travellers in the profession itself, but will tap into the culture and history of each city travelled to.

Travellers will roam the cities led by locals who are actual architects, offering unparalleled insights into the buildings and…
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Love pretty buildings? Explore the world through Architectural Adventures

5 Popular Destinations Limiting Tourist Numbers Allowed

As travel across the globe becomes easier and more accessible, countries you may have long dreamt of visiting may be putting restrictions on the number of inbound foreign travelers they will allow per annum.

Many countries rely on tourism as one of the leading contributors to their GDP. 7 million jobs were created in the global economy within the tourism sector according to the 2016 World Travel & Tourism Council’s Economic Impact Report. The effects of tourism on native citizens, infrastructure and resources, and the impact on the environment make up some of the reasons why the respective countries are considering this drastic move to…
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5 Popular Destinations Limiting Tourist Numbers Allowed

New-age “Poshtels”

Gen Copenhagen - Corridor - Nikolas Koenig

“Poshtels” are the hottest new hospitality trend (see our article on Top 3 Global Travel Trends) and the Generator brand is leading the pack when it comes to “design-led” hostels aimed at the trendy traveller who wants a touch of style as part of their value-for-money travel experience. While the hostels need to be affordable, Generator has completely moved away from “cheap and nasty” with offerings in nine European cities.

Design-direction generally comes from the immediate surroundings with art and local culture playing a starring…
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Top 3 global travel trends

Exterior of Generator Barcelona. Image by Nikolas Koenig, courtesy Generator.

Exterior of Generator Barcelona. Image by Nikolas Koenig, courtesy Generator.

Brace yourself! “Poshtels”, “Braggies” and wearable electronics are all the rage on the travel circuit. Well, that’s according to the WTM Global Trends Report 2015 released earlier this month in association with Euromonitor International. Fiona Davern chose her top three trends from the list:

  1. “Poshtels” popularity

Stylish, design-led hostels – aka “poshtels” – are top of mind for cost-conscious Brits and “value-driven” international holiday-makers. Poshtels bring together two previously…
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The Mercer Hotel, Barcelona

Mercer Barcelona Pool

Every now and again one stumbles across an absolute gem. The Mercer Hotel in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is one that completely exceeds expectations – and stumble across it you will (literally!).

Hidden on a tiny, narrow, cobbled road, it’s built within the Barcino, the ancient Roman city and development of the hotel was only approved subject to the retention of the original Roman fortifications and mediaeval arches, dating back to 1AD. The result of Spanish architect Rafael Moneo’s work is a design that seamlessly brings…
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Dom Pérignon and Ferran Adrià collaborate

Richard Geoffroy & Ferran Adria during This is Not a Dinner.

Richard Geoffroy & Ferran Adria during This is Not a Dinner.

The big reveal of the collaboration between Dom Pérignon and Ferran Adrià, Spanish chef extraordinaire, took place in Barcelona. Although it was a seated meal, the message to press was clear: “This is not a dinner”.

Dom Pérignon’s Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy has known Ferran for 20 years, and he was the natural choice when the bubbles master decided to bring someone in to assist with decoding…
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