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Private tour of Burma including 'Balloons Over Bagan'

By Mark Wright, Ampersand's senior sales consultant Throughout the latter half of 2013, a lot of my time was consumed by meticulously planning every aspect of a special group trip to Burma in January 2014. I thoroughly enjoy ensuring that no detail, however small, is overlooked in the planning of a holiday so I can take away the stress and difficulties of the travel planning, allowing people to relax and enjoy the country as much as I did when I first fell in love with it. Once the…

Insiders’ Q&A with Khin Omar Win from ‘Balloons over Bagan’

Welcome back to Ampersand’s Insiders’ Q&A series where we pick the brains of our special suppliers and ask them to share their tips and local perspective on some of our favourite destinations. Sharing her insights with us this time is Khin Omar Win who, along with her husband Brett Melzer, has been offering hot air balloon journeys over Burma's Bagan temples for more than 10 years - ‘Balloons over Bagan’. They have also set up a brand new luxury lodge in Bhutan called Gangtey Goenpa…

Ampersand's top 5 breathtaking holidays in Asia

Ampersand's MD, James Jayasundera, dips into his knowledge of Asia to find five breathtaking trips for Square Mile magazine1. Best for adventurous culture-vultures: Jodhpur, India Want a dose of extreme adrenaline with your history lesson? Try zip-lining over Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort in true Batman style (Batman buffs may recognise it as the setting for scenes of the new movie). Built in the 17th century by Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the fort is 400 feet high and zipping across each of the six…
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