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The Most Extravagant Valentine’s Day Gifts Around the World

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Valentine’s Day is a time to really splash out on the one you love, and there are some truly elaborate ways you can celebrate your blossoming romance to show your beloved just how much they mean to you. This infographic is about luxury gifts for travel lovers, so you can say “I love you” in style…

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…

Where will you go on your next Holiday?

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Where will you go on your next holiday? Style, luxury and comfort are paramount at Ampersand, but we are not blinded by 5-star luxuries. Luxury is in the experience, and if that means the odd bumpy road or eccentric hotel in order to see something truly special, that's fine by us…

18 of the Best Surfing Locations in South East Asia

South East Asia. The home of noisy, clattering cities with pungent markets. And the juxtaposition of paradisiac beaches and dreamlike backdrops. A world where old meets new, where cultures clash, and where temples meet skyscrapers. As much as it can be a young backpacker’s heaven, it can be a lifelong traveller’s second home, and amongst the other sub-regions of the vast continent, South East Asia is by far the most desirable of destinations. For many travellers, most of South East Asia offers…

Just back from... Hoi An, Vietnam

“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 An. Here, she picks out the top 3 highlights of her trip… The phenomenal food… There are many things that tempted me to Vietnam this year: winter sun, the crumbly colonial charm, the moped chaos and the weird and wonderful idiosyncrasies that are unique to Vietnam. The number one reason, though, was…

Reporting back from Aman Resort's newest opening, Amanoi, on Vietnam’s beautiful hidden coastline

Devoted Vietnam-lover and Ampersand's senior sales consultant, Mark Wright, recently stayed at Amanoi in Vinh Hy Bay and was one of their first ever guests. Despite being brand new, the resort was already operating like a dream; read on for Mark's full report, in which it appears Amanoi gets a glowing 10 out of 10! Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, Amanoi is the newest resort in the Aman Resort family, which opened at the beginning of September 2013. Their opening coincided beautifully with my…

Have an alternative Christmas with Ampersand Travel

There are only 88 days until Christmas, but there is still time to book a fabulous festive escape for you and your family. Here are 7 of our top picks:1.  Pampering Christmas in the MaldivesIf R&R is of the upmost importance to you over Christmas, nowhere provides this quite like the Maldives. From swimming in unbelievably see-through seas, to enjoying able-fingered massages, gourmet food and excellent service, the Maldives has all the ingredients for an utterly spoiling Christmas holiday.…

A photo tour of our 'Wonders of Indochina' itinerary - 17 days from £5,650 per person

Bangkok  Thailand | Luang Prabang  Laos | Hanoi  Vietnam | Halong  Vietnam | Nha Trang  Vietnam| Siem Reap  Cambodia One of our most popular journeys, this Wonders of Indochina trip provides you with the very best of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, staying in drop-dead gorgeous character hotels throughout. Begin off the beaten track in Loas’ wonderfully laid back town of Luang Prabang and discover gleaming gilded temples, farmers markets and saffron robed monks. Continue to Hanoi in Vietnam and…