From Elvis and Frank Sinatra to Sia and Leonardo DiCaprio, Palm Springs has been a chic escape for decades and the desert resort area in Southern California is always reinventing itself for a new generation. (As anyone who has attended Coachella knows.) For a sneak peek at what’s ahead for Palm Springs in 2024, veteran Forbes travel writer Jim Dobson reveals the hot hotels, spas and restaurants to check out next year.
Whisky lovers have long made pilgrimages to Scotland, Japan and Kentucky to visit the birthplace of some of their favorite spirits, but Singapore also deserves a spot on that itinerary. That’s because The Grande Whisky Museum in Suntec City contains not only the most valuable bottle of whisky in the world (a 40-year-old Laphroaig from 1960 signed by King Charles and Queen Camilla that’s valued at more than $2.5 million), but also the world’s most valuable whisky collection, worth more than $91 million, according to Guinness World Records.
What makes one golf school better than another? For one thing, the quality of its instructors. For another, the quality of the facility itself. Among the features to look for are indoor and outdoor hitting bays; quality launch monitors like Trackman or GCQuad paired with computerized video swing analysis; dedicated short game practice areas; and club fitting facilities. For those looking to raise their game next year, here are some of America’s top luxury golf resort academies.
The days of fishing for a passport and boarding pass when boarding an airplane could soon be behind us. Recently, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) successfully tested a biometric identity travel experience based as part of the OneID initiative. While there is still a need to combine the technology with policy, it marks the start of a passport- and boarding pass-free future. Here’s what you need to know about OneID technology and biometric screening at the airport.
Most travel insurance plans exclude coverage for activities deemed to be “dangerous"—but where exactly is the line? Adventure travel can include such high-risk activities as skydiving and backcountry skiing, but it can also include scuba diving beyond a certain depth or mountain climbing above a certain altitude. Never assume you know the definition until you read the fine print in the policy. Here’s what you need to know about insuring an adventure travel vacation.
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The gothic revival style hotel is within walking distance from the United Nations headquarters and the grand central train station. The hotel is also within range of notable New York landmarks such as the empire state building and the modern museum of art.
Black Friday isn’t just for doorbuster deals—Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday offer plenty of opportunities for major savings on hotels, airfare, cruises and other getaways. Here are 20-plus travel deals to look out for this holiday season.
With the very recent opening of the Apes Hill resort, Barbados leaps onto the global stage as a golf travel destination. Now, for the first time, you can play all five of the island’s top courses from one very comfortable home base. And while many Caribbean islands have one stellar course, one course does not make a golf destination, and few have the critical mass that requires. Barbados now rises to what is likely second only to the Dominican Republic in terms of the number of standout golf designs open to the public.
World-renowned international hotelier Kempinski Hotels has been named operator of a unique new luxury beachfront residences and resort, located on one of the last remaining pristine stretches of the award-winning Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The project is being developed by JTRE, a leading European real estate developer and will be operated by Kempinski, Europe’s oldest hotelier – with more than 80 premium properties under management in 36 countries. The two companies signed an operating agreement and together will bring a new level of internationally renowned hospitality, contemporary design and elegant service to the Turks & Caicos Islands portfolio of vacation and ownership offerings.
The hotel industry is gearing up for a robust holiday season and enjoying an optimistic outlook amid the final months of 2023. This rosy picture can be largely attributed to a recent boost in business travel, as well as a persistent preference among both corporate and leisure travelers to opt for hotel accommodations.
With miles of white-sand shores and turquoise waters, Turks & Caicos is home to some of the world’s most prized beaches. The editors of Forbes Travel Guide searched the 40 islands and cays that make up the Caribbean nation to find the most luxurious beachside havens. Here are the best hotels and resorts in Turks & Caicos.
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