Discovering Koh Samui with Karen Slocombe

A Luxury Traveller’s Guide to Exclusivity and Serenity Koh Samui is a paradise for luxury travellers, offering a peaceful escape from the crowds of other popular destinations like Phuket and Bali. The exclusivity and serenity of the island provide a relaxed ambiance for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the destination without the hustle and bustle. Chatting with us at our Dubai event in January, Karen Slocombe shares her insights on the hidden gems of Koh Samui, what makes Samujana a popular choice for luxury travellers, and her experience as a Platinum Exhibitor at Private Luxury Dubai. What makes Thailand, and Koh Samui in particular, a popular destination for luxury travellers? Koh Samui in general is considered a great location for luxury travellers because of its exclusivity. Unlike Phuket and Bali, there are limited flights going in and out of the island which means fewer people, less traffic, and less of the backpacker crowd that other areas attract. This makes the island more relaxed and less stressful when out and about. Guests can enjoy the natural beauty of this heavenly island without having to elbow their way through a crowd on the beach. The island itself is

The Safari Collection’s Environmental Footprint

Embracing Sustainability and Giving Back in Luxury Travel Luxury travel is synonymous with comfort, indulgence, and unforgettable experiences. But as the world becomes increasingly conscious of environmental issues, travellers are seeking out more sustainable and responsible options. The Safari Collection, which operates a collection of luxury lodges and camps in Kenya’s finest locations, has taken up the challenge and is making significant strides in sustainability, giving back, and reducing its environmental footprint. In this article, we’ll explore The Safari Collection’s initiatives and how they contribute to a more meaningful travel experience. The Footprint Programme: Preserving Nature, Empowering Communities The Safari Collection’s commitment to sustainability is evident through its dedicated foundation, “Our Footprint.” This program aims to protect East Africa’s natural wonders, promote sustainable tourism, and positively impact local communities. By treading delicately on the planet and minimising their environmental impact, The Safari Collection sets an example for other luxury travel companies to follow. Conservation Efforts: Protecting Vulnerable Wildlife and Habitats The Safari Collection recognises the importance of protecting wildlife and their habitats, which are the backbone of Kenya’s incredible natural wonders. Through their dedicated foundation, they support various conservation projects aimed at safeguarding vulnerable animal species. From giraffe conservation to

Voices of Our Community – Luxury Travel Trends

Personalisation, Sustainability, and Immersive Experiences Our events are not only a time and place for the world’s finest exhibitors and most sought-after buyers in luxury travel to come together and connect – they’re also about education and keeping up to date with the latest trends in the industry. At each edition of Private Luxury, we ask our community for their perspectives on the world of luxury travel. During Private Luxury Abu Dhabi last September and Private Luxury Dubai in January, we had the pleasure of speaking to some of our luxury buyers and getting first-hand insight into evolving trends. Let’s hear what the experts had to say. Nagsri Sashidhar – NAGSRI – CREATING SPECIAL MEMORIES We’re seeing that clients are opting more for boutique properties and intimate experiences. They don’t want to be just a number in a hotel – personalistion is very important to them. So boutique properties which have a soul, a real story to share are becoming increasingly popular. It’s all about immersion, and immersive experiences. So, again, it’s not just about ticking off boxes, seeing monuments, and coming back. It’s about getting immersed in the culture, in the cuisine, in the way of life of a

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