Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
Our motto is that luxury is in the experience: watching tigers padding through the Kanha jungle in the company of an expert guide; camping out under the Ladakh stars wrapped in cashmere blankets; exploring the art galleries and fine dining restaurants in Cape Town... these are the things we adore.
All over Asia and Southern Africa – from Bhutan to Bali, Cape Town to Victoria Falls – we know the most charming privately-owned hotels, the best secret beaches, the prettiest temples, and the most exclusive safari trails in the untouched wilderness. Our Little Black Book contains the best textile buffs, the keenest foodies, the wittiest maharajas, the most expert guides and the loveliest spots to drink champagne in the moonlight.
But what we love most of all is revealing these treasures to our clients. In our blog we hope to inspire and inform you by providing the latest travel news, hotel openings and luxury holiday ideas across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
70 Best Places Around the World to Celebrate and Learn About Black History & Culture
In recent months the importance of recognising Black history and culture has been the forefront of discussion more than ever, and a growing number of people have been taking active steps to educate
Is it Time to Travel Again?
Is it just us or is there a little more optimism in the air? Our inboxes are, once again, filling up rapidly as ground handlers, hotels, camps and airlines are getting in touch to say they are
YES - I would consider a luxury holiday soon
YES! Wonderful - we would love nothing more than to give you an escape to look forward to!Safety is our key priority, closely followed by comfort and enjoyment. Our team is currently looking into the
MAYBE - I may consider a holiday soon
MAYBE... This is fully understandable, and on some days, I feel the same. Safety, enjoyment and comfort are our key priorities. Our team is currently looking into the best travel insurance providers, the
NO - I would not consider travelling just yet
NO Thank you, this very helpful to know. Once a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 has been found, we look forward to being back in touch and designing your long-awaited getaway! And if you change your
The Best Travel Blogs to Follow
In this day and age of digital nomads, travelistas who have left behind the world of desks and Pret lunches to blaze across the continents documenting their finds for followers, there is an
Wander Women Index 2020 - The Best Destinations for Women Travelling Solo
Our annual Wander Women Index that reveals the best destinations for women travelling solo, is back! In 2019 we first launched our insightful Wander Women Index, which guided women around the world on
Travel Trends for 2020
2019 has been a year of growing awareness of the need to better cherish the world we live in. From Greta Thunberg’s impassioned plea to halt the environmental crisis and inspiring a generation to
2020: Hottest New Hotel Openings
2020 is poised to be a year of new beginnings. Not perhaps since the Millennium, has the turning of a calendar year seemed so notable. The constellation of hotels set to burst onto the wanderlust
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Anonymous, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India