Travel agenda: From vintage road trips through Provence to vintage travelling trunks
Where to go and what to know
Saturday 21 June 2014
1. Delta digs
Gomoti safari camp has opened in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Situated in the community-owned Santawani Concession, the five-tent camp rests under acacia trees in a game-rich area. It is available to book as part of Wilderness Safaris' 11-day "Great Wilderness Journey" itinerary.
2. Art house
Hotel Not Hotel is a new concept hotel in Amsterdam. Created by a team of Dutch designers, it features themed rooms that resemble works of art, surrounded by exhibition-like corridors. There's also a cool, industrial-style bar, bicycles to borrow and creative staff on hand to point you to the latest gallery.
3. Beach chic
Fashion designer Jonathan Saunders has teamed up with Thomson to produce a range of sarongs and beach bags. He has also designed a bespoke pool area at Thomson's new Sensatori Resort in Jamaica near Negril. Beach wear is available to buy at the resort or in Thomson travel agencies across the UK.
4. Road trip
Maisons & Hotels Sibuet has launched vintage road trips through Provence in a classic Citroën 2CV convertible, taking in Tourtour, Menerbes and St-Tropez. Until November, there are three- and five-day options, from €829pp with accommodation in the group's hotels.
5. Wine time
Richard Branson is adding to his Virgin Limited Edition collection with Mont Rochelle, a hotel and vineyard in the South African winelands of Franschhoek. The former home of African entrepreneur, Miko Rwayitare, is undergoing refurbishment and will reopen on 1 September.
6. Baby change
Ryanair is aiming to entice young families with a new Family Extra product. Launched this week, it includes a 50-per-cent discount for children on allocated seating, baggage fees, priority boarding and travel insurance. There will also be bottle-warming and baby-changing facilities available on board.
7. Case report
If you hanker for the days of travel gone by, how about a vintage suitcase to transport you there? Steamline does modern takes on the old travelling trunk, with leather-bound exteriors in a rainbow of shades. Options range from the Correspondent (£360) to the Entrepreneur (£225) available at Rolling Luggage stores or online:
8. Sea view
On 1 July, the Hayman Island Resort reopens as a One&Only hotel. The eighth property in the upmarket collection sits on the most northerly of the Whitsunday Islands, off Queensland's coast, in the the Great Barrier Reef. It's crowned with a penthouse by Diane Von Furstenberg.
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