Q Magazine - Winter 2017/18

Tel: 01737 226522 www.qualitytraveluk.com Welcome to the latest issue of our regular travel magazine where we hope to entice you with a varied selection of worldwide holiday ideas and destinations. So, why not treat yourself, partner, family or a group of friends to a well-earned break. We are delighted to showcase the ever popular island of Barbados in a special 7-page feature. Some of the very finest hotels and restaurants in the Caribbean are to be found along its famous platinum coast making it the ideal, luxury beach destination. But the island's appeal is far broader than that offering both the familiar and exotic, with Anglican churches and cricket greens in every village amid a tropical landscape and the alluring prospect of a chilled rum punch cocktail! Turning to the Indian Ocean, an equally appealing winter sun and beach destination, this issue showcases the wonderful Raffles Seychelles, which will be a lot easier to get to with the introduction of a twice-weekly non-stop BA flight from the UK from March 2018. Meanwhile, Shangri-La’s southern Maldives island resort is also reviewed having introduced an excellent all-inclusive package. Destination spa holidays are increasingly popular, but for a truly rejuvenating experience, the clinically developed Spa Nescens programme is now to be found at two of Switzerland’s finest hotels. If the visual spectacle of natural world documentaries have inspired you on the small screen then why not experience the big picture by joining a Tauck World Discovery tour, where the real adventure is enriched by collaboration with leading natural world filmmakers. Whether you are looking for a beach getaway, a city break, an adventure or just news on some of the world’s finest hotels and resorts we are sure this issue will inspire you. So sit back, have a read, then give us a call to discuss your travel plans. Welcome... Sidlow Farmhouse, Ironsbottom, Sidlow, RH2 8PP Contents “A world of difference for the discerning traveller” Published by Travelspeak Limited - 020 8944 6050 - www.travelspeak.co.uk 4 8 3 Travel News 4 Timeless Venice 6 The Art of Staying Young 8 Wild Alaska 10 Raffles Seychelles 14 Relais & Chateaux in the Caribbean 16 Barbados Special Feature 12 All-Inclusive Luxuries 16 23 A Princely Retreat 10