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Situated on Moskito Island in 125 acres of stunning paradise, The

Branson Estate features three beautiful state of the art villas,

Headland House, Mangrove Villa and Beach Villa offering a total

of 11 bedrooms for 22 guests. The three villas, part of Virgin

Limited Edition, are complemented by a nearby Beach House

and Recreation Area where guests can take advantage of a

diverse range of activities and dining options. With a

wraparound infinity pool, hot tub, swim-up bar and tennis

pavilion, the Beach House is the perfect location to take in the

stunning views and socialise with friends and family.

Sir Richard Branson’s spectacular new private retreat in the British Virgin Islands

Celebrity Cruises will expand its presence in the Galapagos

Islands from one to three ships with the acquisition of local

tour operator Ocean Adventures by parent company Royal

Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Following a January 2017 dry dock,

M/V Athala II

, a 16-passenger catamaran, and

M/V Eclipse

, a

48-passenger cruise ship, will join 98-passenger Celebrity


(pictured above)

in providing cruisers in the

highly protected Galapagos region. Under Ocean


M/V Athala II

is popular with full, family

charters; Bernardo Carrillo, Managing Director of Celebrity

Vacations, believes the vessel will continue to tap into a

multigenerational cruise market.

Celebrity chefs take to the rails in 2016

on board Belmond British Pullman

Belmond announces the new line up of celebrity chef ‘pop-up’

dinners on board

Belmond British Pullman

for 2016. Chefs

taking up the challenge of serving their signature menus on

board the historic 1920s carriages

include celebrated

television personalities and Michelin starred restaurateurs

starting with award-winning Italian Chef,

Aldo Zilli

, followed

by three-time winner of the TV series ‘Great British Menu’,

Richard Corrigan

; the only two Michelin starred publican,

Tom Kerridge

and television presenter,

James Martin


Dining on board Belmond British Pullman is one of London’s

most exclusive and luxurious culinary experiences and the

perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion. The art deco

carriages, passing scenery and exceptional personal service by

liveried stewards, evoke a golden age of travel.

1. Personalised Planning

Whether you’re the do-it-yourself type or are looking for

someone to completely take the reins, when you

collaborate with a travel consultant, your trips will be

tailored to your needs, interests, and budget.

2. Global Expertise and Connections

Your Independent Travel Agent will have extensive

personal knowledge of destinations around the world,

have relationships with people in those areas who can

arrange experiences that make a trip truly memorable.

3. Value for Money

An Independent Travel advisor has access to the same

(and often better) pricing than you can find online, and

may be in a better position to secure special perks like

free room upgrades, daily breakfast, and other benefits

you can’t get on your own.

4. Peace of Mind

In addition to saving you time, stress, and money, your

Independent Travel Agent is available 24/7 before, during,


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reasons to entrust your holiday with an Independent Travel Agent

Travel News

Celebrity Cruises® acquires two new

ships for the Galapagos