Luxury Travel, Lifestyle and Marketing Trends

A good martini can make or break a place

Reputations of places have been made from their drinks. I always remember the Beaver Club at Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth hotel which was on the map for its “bird bath” martini. It was one and a half size the usual, served in an oversize glass with a shaker representing another half glass. And look what the Bellini did for Harry’s Bar in Italy.

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Voyaging Vegetarians

If you are a vegetarian food manufacturer, distributor, retailer or marketer, or don’t regularly tune into the Vegetarian Channel, you may not know of a growing offshoot of green travel – vegetarian travel.

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Is food a world treasure?

The art of French cooking has a new advocate – a group of culinary experts called the French Mission for Food and Heritage Cultures, who are looking to persuade the UN to declare French gastronomy a world treasure. There’s a familiar saying in France: L’Art de la table, an all encompassing phrase which describes a high-end experience in dining, cuisine and culture. It’s this experience they want to preserve. But so far, there is no category at UNESCO for gastronomy.

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Innovative dining for jaded palates

There are some delicious and innovative options cropping up for savvy diners, who aren’t only looking for a great meal, but also an experience and a connection with a destination.

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Gourmet airport cuisine

To enhance the transit experience, airport environments are striving for that feeling of a market or city center by bringing diners something beyond fast food and pre-packaged snacks – haute cuisine, fine wines and regional flavor.

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