Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, Africa and the British Isles.
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; or explore the wild and ravishing highlands of Scotland... these are the things we adore.
All over Asia, Southern Africa and the British Isles – from Bhutan to Bali, Cape Town to Victoria Falls, Bath to Ballyvaughan – we know the most charming privately-owned hotels, the best secret beaches, the prettiest and castles, 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, Southern Africa and the British Isles.
Sometimes photos speak louder than words. With that in mind, we invite you to sit back and feast your eyes on these irresistible images... To read more about Silolona and her tailor-made journeys to
With people gearing up for that time of year where cocktail invites flood in and you’re wearing your party shoes more nights than not, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite spots for some far-flung
Greeting from Yangon! Ampersand sales consultant, Ellie, and marketing manager, Sacha, are here on a 2 week reccy and have kicked off in style at the Governor's Residence - Ampersand's favourite hotel
As the much admired Indian independence hero Nehru once said, “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek
As part of a massive £170,000 worth of holiday prizes to be won in conjunction with the Telegraph Travel Awards 2013, Ampersand Travel are offering a seven night holiday to India for two people with
The world’s second largest, yet most populous country is still growing fast, there are currently an astounding 38 new airports being built in China. The architecture of the hotels in China is truly
**Four nights for the price of two at the Song Saa Private Island ResortSong Saa Private Island Resort is the perfect island summer getaway for any family - and this summer it is even more accessible.
At Ampersand we love food almost as much as we do travel and any occasion that can combine the two is a winner in our books. In keeping with our foodie theme we thought that we would share some of the
Ampersand is currently more food obsessed than ever... we have all recently returned from research trips throughout Asia and our taste buds are suffering withdrawal symptoms after our mouth-watering
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India