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DESTINATION INSPIRATION: Culture & Cocktails in Cambodia: Part 2 Bensley Collection (Shinta Mani) – Siem Reap review

Today’s review is by reader Amanda who has written a number of great reviews for us. You can read her Culture and Cocktails Part 1 here.  Cambodia is not currently on the list of FCO exemptions against the advice to avoid all but foreign travel but the country is open…


NEWS: How to get free upgrades, hotel credit and more with Intercontinental & Kimpton hotels + others

Many hotel chains have special benefits for travel agents that are not available except through these particular programs when you book with a specialist agent. For example, Hyatt has a program called Prive and Marriott has one called Accolades. These offer perks such as upgrades, room credit and other special…



STAYCATION: Roving Reporter vs Glenagles part 2 and Train vs Plane to Sccotland – Virgin East Coast First

  You may remember that Roving Reporter visited Gleneagles hotel in Scotland for the first time and had a slightly eventful time. In this report, he compares taking the train direct to Gleneagles on Virgin East Coast Trains in first-class versus flying. We also find out what happened when he…


STAYCATION: The Manor House Hotel in the Cotswolds part 1 – 5 star luxury for foodies and golfers

Booking  Secret Escapes, is a members only website with hand-picked hotels, holidays and exclusive offers. They guarantee to offer the best rates online during a sale. Every week they run up to 140 short ‘flash sales’ lasting around ten days each. It is free to join and if you use this…






How to Keep Your Hotel Points from Expiring When You Can’t Travel & What are the Current Concessions?

If you are like me, you don’t really think too much about when your hotel points might expire. Even though your accumulated balances might be worth thousands of pounds, a regular traveller is always going to need a hotel – so keeping your hotel loyalty accounts active is rarely an…