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Contents


In the know 9 In Season Summer’s officially here with our top picks


10 Arrivals This season’s hot news, lovely views – and some seriously cool shoes


13 News Salt Hotels’ plans in the US, a concierge’s Barcelona picks and On the Drawing Board


18 LUXPO Agents and suppliers gather in London


Business 23 The Luxury View Apple Watch has landed. What does it mean for luxury brands, and how exactly is the travel industry aligning itself with technology to make the process as seamless and convenient as possible for travellers?


24 Opinion & Comment Future gazing and the growth of experiences with author James Wallman, while No1 Traveller’s founder Phil Cameron on how no-frills carriers and overcrowded airports have been surprising success factors for him


26 On Location Working out partnerships at the gym, a new lounge and bold colours – we catch up with Hazel Bryant to talk about Travel With Kitts


28 How to... email marketing Social media may be the current buzzword, but email marketing still yields the results


30 Special Report: Mandarin Oriental It might have many celebrity “fans” but there’s also a new foodie focus, plus openings this year in Milan and Marrakech


45 Mauritius The Indian Ocean paradise is changing tack from “singular” beach destination to multi-experience. And with the government calling time on new properties over the next two years, it’s a loud and clear message – and one agents can tap into to showcase clients the exciting alternatives 48 Tips on nuptials and honeymoons 52 Six hotels to cater for a range of tastes 54 Three packages that span the price spectrum 56 Island adventures, mixed with stays at Heritage Le Telfair and Lux Belle Mare


Patrick Whyte Patrick joined the TTG Media team back in 2012 and is now the deputy news editor. He spends a lot of time analysing balance sheets, starting at route maps and delving into the fineprint of legal documents – but we sometimes allow him out of the office for a luxury trip or


two – earlier this year he ventured to Australia, page 76. Where will you spend the summer? I'll be heading to Glastonbury, for what will probably be another mudbath, and then on to Canada for my honeymoon. We’re going to the lesser-known Atlantic coast for some whale watching and tidal bore rafting. And where would you go if money and time were no object? The new Parque Patagonia in Chile looks absolutely stunning – and I’d love to head back to South Africa.


Helen Ochyra Helen has been a freelance travel writer for a decade for the Guardian, Observer, Times, Sunday Times, Express, Mail on Sunday,Sun, CityAM, Sunday Times Travel magazine, Wanderlust,Time Out, Rough Guides and Michelin Guides among many others.


Where will you spend the summer? I'll be cruising the Scottish isles with Hebridean Princess and driving an Aston Martin across to Skye. I’ll also head to Montenegro, my hot tip for the next big European summer holiday destination. And where would you go if money and time were no object? I would cruise down to Antarctica, the last great undiscovered wilderness. I would also return to Australia, one of my favourite destinations, to really get away from it all in the Kimberley, which is pleasantly cool during our summer.


Cover Story Mauritius


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