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17 Dream Honeymoon Spots in Asia (Romance Guaranteed...!)

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Asia has an abundance of heart-stirring destinations and extraordinary experiences. From swimming in the gin-clear waters of Indonesia to discovering the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan, we have picked out the most dazzlingly romantic travel ideas for you and your loved one…

Ellie’s Top 10 Northern India Holiday Highlights

By Ellie Boulstridge, Ampersand Sales Specialist India has completely captured my heart like no other country – to my surprise I have become a complete and utter Indophile. My first day at Ampersand involved flying to India for the first time for a three week trip; I fell in love and have never looked back. Having been at Ampersand for over three years, I have just come back from my fourth trip to the country. My previous trips have centred around Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle, or…

Telegraph Travel Awards Competition - Vote for Ampersand Travel!

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 Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts, which is worth over £6,000. The prize includes return international flights, three nights at The Leela Palace in Delhi and four nights at The Leela Palace in Udaipur. Entering yourself to win this amazing prize couldn't be easier. All you need to do is vote in…

Diwali Festival of Lights: 3 November 2013

NEW ITINERARY: Diwali - India's Festival of Lights 14 days from £4595 per person Delhi | Agra | Jaipur | Jodhpur | Udaipur | Mumbai At Ampersand, luxury and culture are what we do best and our 2-week 'Festival of Lights' tour is the epitome of both. Be a part of one of India’s most famous festivals, Diwali, whilst staying insome of the country's very best hotels. Make your way through the Golden Triangle and feel like a modern day maharaja or maharani, staying in several former palaces along…

Insider's Q&A – with Mr Graham Grant, GM at the Leela Palace Udaipur

To provide a local perspective on some of our favourite destinations Ampersand is doing a new series of Q&A Blogs with some of our special contacts on the ground who will be sharing their insider tips on their location. Here at Ampersand we absolutely adore India's Leela Palaces. Over the last decade we feel it has emerged as the rising star of the luxury Indian hotel brands, perfect for guests who are looking for an opulent and uplifting experience that is fit for a modern day prince or…

Special Offers on a balmy beach holiday in Kerala, South India and on the Oberoi’s luxurious palace hotels in North India

If you feel like escaping to warmer shores to experience a real 'Indian Summer', we have a few excellent special offers to tempt you.  Firstly, for holidays at selected Oberoi hotels in northern India we have a special deal for the month of September: “Stay two nights and get a third night free!” at the Amarvilas in Agra, Rajvilas in Jaipur and at Udaivilas in Udaipur.We also have a truly superb saving on an exotic holiday to Kerala staying at CGH Earth properties for 18% cheaper than normal…

The Ampersand team reveal their own favourite hotels

Not all luxury hotels are alike. There are so many different types of luxury – there is the classic 'gold taps and white-gloved butler' formula. There are hotels with a more Zen aesthetic and an understated style of service. The different variants on style and design are endless – from colonial to ultra-modern, design hotels, boutique hotels, historic havelis and palace hotels to eco-luxe resorts, glamping (glamorous camping) and even high-end homestays. The diversification of luxury hotels in…
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