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By Gabriel Power | 22 Nov 2021

The world's best travel destinations to spend Christmas this year

To some people, the idea of leaving the confines of their house - let alone their home city or country - for Christmas is a completely alien and terrifying prospect. But how many times have you s... Read More

By Tempus | 11 Nov 2021

Renaissance Hotels opens new site in Bordeaux

With Brits finally able to travel to France quarantine-free from November, there’s never been a better time to rediscover Bordeaux in all its cultural, elegant splendour.  Renaiss... Read More

By Tempus | 08 Nov 2021

The most luxurious ski hotels to book this season

There are few things more romantic, cosy or even exhilarating than hiding away among the rugged mountains of a ski region in a luxurious hotel. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and the confines of a go... Read More

By Tempus | 03 Nov 2021

Rimac Automobili and Bugatti Automobiles to operate under new Bugatti Rimac name

Major hypercar manufacturers Rimac Automobili and Bugatti Automobiles this week announced that they have finalised the details of a business merger and will now operate u... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 01 Nov 2021

Queen of the wild: a chat with conservationist Victoria Aspinall

“Not many people can say they have been foster mum to a gorilla, wolf, leopard and lion cub,” says Victoria Aspinall, creative director of British conservation charity the Aspinall Fo... Read More

By Tempus | 02 Oct 2021

The Macallan unveils the Double Cask 30 Years Old

Last week, world-renowned Scotch whisky brand The Macallan unveiled the latest in its coveted Double Cask range: the Double Cask 30 Years Old. The new aged single malt whisky in the distinctive Double... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 30 Sep 2021

Skytrax World Airline Awards 2021: Qatar Airways named world's best airline as Singapore Airlines, ANA also win big

Qatar Airways has been crowned Airline of the Year by the international air transport rating organisation Skytrax, in a ceremony that saw the airline rack up six major awards. The airline, which serve... Read More

By Tempus | 22 Sep 2021

Queen Marie-Antoinette’s diamonds to go up for sale

Most diamonds come with a story. Some were gifted as a wedding present; others were handed down through generations as a family heirloom; and some carry such an opulent mystique that they symboli... Read More

By Tempus | 22 Sep 2021

The World's Best Vineyards 2021 revealed

World’s Best Vineyards has unveiled the very best wine tourism destinations across the globe in a ceremony that took place on 20 September at Schloss Johannisberg, Rheingau, Germany. The countdo... Read More

By Lysanne Currie | 06 Sep 2021

The New Ultras

The number 21, says The Economist’s Tom Standage, is connected with ‘luck, risk, taking chances and rolling the dice’ and, for the world’s ‘New Ultras’, that s... Read More

By Lauren Jade Hill | 24 Aug 2021

Gleaming inspiration: Lalique tells Tempus its story

The 1888-founded symbol of French luxury, Lalique has continued to thrive through inspiration and artisanal know-how. Mesmerising collections embody the vision of Lalique and internationally reno... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 03 Jul 2021

Driving vision: the meticulous world of custom cars

Bespoke is an overused term in the automotive world. Sift through the sales literature of any high-end carmaker and you’ll find the word peppered about like it’s going out of fashion. In r... Read More

By Polly Jean Harrison | 30 Jun 2021

Sporting greats: the activity centred luxury European resorts

With the world cautiously emerging from various lockdowns just in time for the summer, travellers are desperate to explore places old and new, soaking up the sunshine and atmosphere that a luxury reso... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Jun 2021

Why wine tourism is the future of travel (even if you don't drink)

It goes without saying that travel is widely considered by most to be a means of escape from normal life. But living through a global pandemic watching travel opportunities dry up has brought thi... Read More

By Nicky Morris | 10 Jun 2021

A home away from home: Formula E star Mitch Evans shares his love for London’s restaurant culture

Mitch Evans, one of Formula E’s rising stars, lets his racing achievements speak for themselves. Having found his passion for karting aged six, the Jaguar racer went on to be the youngest driver... Read More

By Tempus | 27 May 2021

The most luxurious villas for hire in Europe

If you've spent any time online recently, you might have noticed the growing trend of travel articles carving out niche holiday ideas for a post-pandemic world. Whether it's recommending the b... Read More

By Judy Cogan | 25 May 2021

The secret service

Luxury is built on a foundation of secrecy. The high-end and unattainable will always be alluring, whether bound to the satisfaction of topping the waiting list for a rare and exceptional watch, or th... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 17 May 2021

A spirited history: a chat with rare tipple hunter Rebecca Jago

In 2017, during an extensive restoration of his ruined barn, a French cognac distiller tore down an unassuming, hastily built stone wall – one of many that comprised the rustic old building... Read More