Falling for Africa

Gary Boyd enjoys an enticing taste of the Dark Continent with specialist tour operator Africa Collection and the excellent Desert & Delta Safaris. There’s nothing quite like starting a holiday on a high note and there are few high points more dramatic or exciting than Victoria Falls. Known by local tribesman as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (the Smoke […]

Oasis Travel’s Portfolio scoops top industry prize

OASIS PORTFOLIO, the high-end element of Northern Ireland’s largest independent travel agency, Oasis Travel, has been named as the UK’s best luxury travel retail business. Oasis Travel Managing Director Sandra Corkin picked up the award for Luxury Travel Retail Business of the Year at the influential TTG Luxury Travel Awards, a glittering gala occasion held […]

Magic Carpet Contrasts, From Istanbul To Mauritius

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Angela Taylor from Oasis Travel’s Belfast Howard Street office jets into paradise as guest of Getabed and Turkish Airlines As long-haul destinations have grown in popularity an increasing number of travellers are opting to break their journeys with a swift stop in a mid-way destination. It adds a different dimension to a vacation and, as […]

Magnificent Montana

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Go West, young man! Our wannabe cowboy Gary Boyd got a taste for The Great Outdoors and western adventure when he travelled to the amazing Resort at Paws Up in Montana as guest of Azure Luxury Collection. Stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains, Montana is famous for its stunning unspoilt scenery and […]

Paradise Awaits In Mauritius

Close your eyes … relax … and think of a paradise island. You’re probably conjuring up an image remarkably like real-life Mauritius. This wonderful Indian Ocean destination, known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs, is the perfect embodiment of fantasy paradise as Mark Davidson from our Howard Street (Belfast) Portfolio Suite recently discovered when he […]

Washington DC’s Capitol Attractions

Kate Gilliland flew into the US capitol recently to get a taste of life in the fast lane and discovered a surprisingly relaxed vibe in a city that’s now her new favourite American destination. Travelling as guest of British Airways, Blue Insurance and Laser Travel she also discovered the benefits of being well organised in […]

To Benidorm with Love


Wish you were here? Of course you do! Sometimes the perfect holiday is all about getting off the beaten track and discovering an idyllic location known only to locals and a well-briefed smattering of travel magazine editors. Sometimes it’s just about having fun. And if fun is on your agenda, then there are few resorts […]

I name this ship…

Alison Hamilton joins a star-studded cast at the naming ceremony for the fabulous new MSC Bellissima. When I try to choose some stunning little detail to illustrate the sense of style that permeates the new MSC Bellissima I have to admit I’m stumped. There are so many wonderful facets to this ship, that I just […]