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.
“Xin chào” and hello from Ampersand’s marketing manager, Sacha Smith-Laing, who recently returned from Vietnam where she caught some rays, ate many a phở and strolled the fairytale lanes of Hoi
What to get a man for Christmas? It is the age old question and one especially pertinent when that man is your new boyfriend. I decided that I would go for an 'experience' rather than an 'object'. And
At Ampersand we don’t do cookie cutter tours. Each and every trip is tailor-made to provide our clients with a mixture of the best-of-the-best luxury accommodation (mixed in with a few charming
We have just heard of a very exciting opportunity for those interested in photography, luxury lodges and soul-stirring Himalayan landscapes…Amankora in Bhutan have teamed up with celebrated
Ampersand’s senior sales consultant, Mark Wright, recommends the ultimate luxury: staying in a hotel on your home turf! Belgraves provided him with the perfect sexy staycation…Spending a night in a
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
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Anonymous, India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India