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Ampersand "In the Know" - A Travellers Guide to India

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We hold India very close to our hearts at Ampersand, and in the spirit of truly getting under the skin of this vast nation, we have asked 20 personalities from the fields of fashion, media, design, food and travel to share a glimpse into their own love affairs with the subcontinent revealing personal ‘in the know’ tips gathered from their lives and travels...

Indonesia, An Introduction…

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Our seasoned Indonesia specialist, Emily Gillman has just returned from a rigorous 5-week research trip to Indonesia. Travelling across seven of the biggest islands and visiting almost 100 hotels, Emily has the most up to date intelligence and first-hand experience of the finest hotels and experiences on offer...

Five Ludicrously Underrated Destinations

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Over the years we have organised thousands of tailor-made holidays, and in our experience, the most exceptional trips were where our clients travelled to extraordinary destinations, many of which hover under the radar, where they can escape the crowds, be individually looked after and experience rituals and landscapes that have remained unchanged for centuries...

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…

Terrific tiger spotting in Tadoba National Park

Mr Aditya Dhanwantay, owner of Tiger Trails Lodge, who also acts as the in-house naturalist for our clients, sent the following update on an exciting tiger sighting which took place at Tadoba National Park last week! Here is an excerpt of the sighting:A new male tiger that we kept on missing crossing the road very early in the morning was seen yesterday in splendid close up. He was first spotted crossing the road and going into the bush. But since he did not go very deep into the bamboo we…

Shark Savers Petition

Misool Eco Resort is petitioning the Raja Ampat Regency Government, Fisheries Department, and Tourism Department to halt the finning of sharks and hunting of Manta Rays in Raja Ampat. They have the full support of Conservation International's Indonesian Marine Program, WildAid, and Shark Savers.Indonesia presents a paradox. It enjoys the most bio-diverse ocean environments on the planet. Unfortunately, Indonesia is also the world’s largest shark fishery, having all but emptied its waters of a…
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