Wish Fulfilment: Forbes India Interview with Our Founder Steve Sims

Wish Fulfilment: Forbes India Interview with Our Founder Steve Sims

In an interview with Forbes India, our CEO and founder Steve Sims discusses the difference between great and truly exceptional concierge services - and why you should care. 

While concierge services have been around for a while, making life easy for time-strapped individuals, taking care of everything from walking their dogs to picking up their dry cleaning and making arrangements for travellers all over the world, whether it be last-minute restaurant reservations or access to clubs, parties and special events...

10 Travel Packing Tips: How to Achieve Suitcase Success

10 Travel Packing Tips: How to Achieve Suitcase Success

You know the scene. You’re at the airport, and you have to check a bag or print a boarding pass. Somewhere in the check-in area, there will be – there seemingly always is – a family with about 19 massive bags and all kinds of different rolling devices and ways to transport them from A to B. The father and mother typically look annoyed at the pace of service. The kids are using the bags as some kind of base for a game or fort. You just have that one roller for a domestic trip. You wonder how a family can generate so much luggage.

There has to be a more effective system, right?

12 Vital Travel Experiences to Have in the Next Year

12 Vital Travel Experiences to Have in the Next Year

It’s that time of year again. The new year beckons, and with it opportunities for new travel experiences. Where are you going to go and what are you going to do in the year ahead?

Now’s the time to start planning. Taste of Blue has some ideas for you, based on requests we've received from some of our upscale clients. Here are their 12 must-have travel experiences of 2016:

Why You’ll Love Escaping Technology on a Digital Detox Trip

Why You’ll Love Escaping Technology on a Digital Detox Trip

When was the last time you disconnected from your devices? If you can’t remember how long it’s been since you took a break from your smartphone, tablet and computer, you’re likely in need of a digital detox trip.

We live our lives immersed in a digital world. The Pew Research Center says 73 percent of us are online daily. One in five people admits to being online “almost constantly.” And a U.K. study found people spend almost three hours a day online.

10 Tips and Tricks for Actually Sleeping on a Plane

10 Tips and Tricks for Actually Sleeping on a Plane

Sleeping on a plane may be one of the toughest challenges you ever face. But it’s an important one to conquer. A long flight without rest can mean exhaustion for days once you arrive at your destination. That’s on top of the jet lag you’ll be dealing with as well.

Follow the below tips for a better chance of getting some Z’s while in the air.

7 Big Trends in Wellness Tourism to Experience Now

7 Big Trends in Wellness Tourism to Experience Now

Simply put, wellness tourism is hot.

The rapidly growing travel niche is expected to hit $680 billion by next year, according to the Global Wellness Summit. It’s expanding 50 percent faster than the overall tourism industry.

Travelers take a whopping 586 million wellness trips each year. In fact, the wellness tourism niche encompasses 15 percent of global travel. That’s second only to cultural tourism. It is also lucrative, as wellness travelers spend 130 percent more than the average traveler. The 2016 Virtuoso Luxe Report identified the most sought-after wellness aspects as massages and other treatments, healthy cuisine, fitness classes, environmental beauty, and sports activities.

What’s New in Adventure Travel Today: The Complete Guide

What’s New in Adventure Travel Today: The Complete Guide

Dreaming of photographing lions in South Africa? Or biking around New Zealand? If so, you’re not alone. People’s appetite for adventure travel today is booming. To take the pulse of this exciting travel niche, adventure experts have shared their insights in a comprehensive survey.

Best Of The Best: 2016 Winners

Best Of The Best: 2016 Winners

It's that time of year again where we list the best of the best 2016 winners for a variety of categories including best hotel, best culinary experience, best spa, best innovative experience, best family program and so much more! Below is Virtuoso’s 10th Annual Best of the Best 2016 Award Winners.