What’s hot and what’s not in the world of luxury jetsetting?
The Frozen North Deep in the Arctic Circle, Norway’s northern archipelago of Svalbard boasts mountains, glaciers, luxury lodges and, of course, those famous Northern Lights. It also trumps Iceland by being home to around 3,000 polar bears.
Gorillas in the Mist Forget Uganda and Rwanda, and head to the Congo. It may sound like an unlikely holiday destination, but the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo are fantastic for gorilla-watching.
Perusing Peru Get thee to Lima, the heart of pisco and ceviche. The thriving art and design scene of the Peruvian capital has upgraded it from a stop-off on the way to Machu Picchu to a destination in itself. Summer Olympics Fed up of waiting for Rio? The Arctic Winter Games are in Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, at the beginning of March; highlights include skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey and snowshoe racing.
chefs’ tables Why go to a restaurant when you can go to a renowned chef’s house and have them whip up a storm from their very own kitchen?
Backpackers Gap-year youngsters aren’t the only ones exploring the unknown. High-end travellers have found their taste for adventure, and intrepid hotel developers are opening resorts everywhere from Gabon to Oman.