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The news flash - Issue 8

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Your latest travel updates, from champagne skiing to mile-high retreats.

SafiraBlu Exterior
Stories for... Lovers of luxury
Green air travel and music-inspired stays are changing the way we relax.

The spice of life

SafiraBlu is not just a resort, it’s an entire ecosystem. Every thought has gone into the design of this boutique retreat, which opened in September 2022, to ensure that you can live peacefully alongside Zanzibar’s abundant nature.

New to Carrier, these private one and two-bed villas rest peacefully on the edge of the sea amongst verdant greenery, with generous space to treat as your own home. Wander through the rich tapestry of plants, flowers and trees that bloom everywhere to the Drunken Monkey beach bar, home to old world cuisine and flavours that reawaken Zanzibar’s moniker of Spice Island. 

Seating and loungers by the sea at SafiraBlue - Luxury Resort and Villas
Main Pool

High notes in New York

Think you know New York? Think again. Since spring 2022, Hard Rock Hotel New York is turning up the volume on entertainment in this melting-pot city of musical talent. Be welcomed into a suite by a playlist curated to your tastes or indulge in momentary superstardom with a strum on your very own Fender guitar.

If you can bear to be parted from your room, take to the 34th floor for drinks at rooftop bar RT60 in the heart of Times Square. Surrounded by music memorabilia, sink cocktails to the beat of new DJs – a new soundtrack to your memories in the making.


Indoor Pool
Rockstar suite rooftop terrace

Mountain retreat reimagined

Soon to open, Six Senses Crans-Montana is elevating champagne skiing to a grand cru. The authentic wooden feel of a Swiss chalet has been elegantly reimagined into contemporary interiors across 46 terrace rooms and one- and two-bed suites. Bespoke furniture in muted tones and cloud-comfy beds make it feel like you’re stepping straight into a magazine. Depart from the usual Alpine cheese platters for lighter, inspiring hot pots at the Japanese-influenced Byakko restaurant. It’d be hard to remember you’re here to ski, were it not for the Ski Concierge who will serve you warming drinks in the piste-side lounge or wave you off for a private lesson.

Six Senses Crans Montana Balcony
Ski Lounge

Pinnacle of privacy

The gentle breeze overhead rustling the palm trees. The quiet clink of ice in a rum punch. You can customise the barefoot luxury at Moskito Island, one of the most exclusive private islands in the world, to your own beat. The Village, which sleeps 18, is the fourth estate to be opened on the atoll. Set across 125 acres of lush vegetation in the heart of the British Virgin Islands, it’s easy to retune to a new way of life here.

Knock about with friends on the tennis court, relax into warm evenings in the bright and breezy interiors, eat what you wish courtesy of the private chef, or explore the unspoiled reefs beyond the shore.


Moskito Island The Village pools and seating
Moskito Island Resort aerial overview

Fly to cloud nine

Relaxing and unwinding just reached new heights – literally – as Virgin Atlantic reveals the new Airbus A330neo to Boston. Unparalleled comfort and space have been designed into a new Retreat Suite. Spread out on the fully-flat bed for a good night’s rest or dine, chat and play games with friends and family across two private rooms. There are also 30 new Upper Class suites, with a door for extra privacy, mood lighting, a 17.3” touchscreen TV and a mirror so you can get runway ready.

Even better, all of these state-of-the-art upgrades are part of Virgin’s commitment to be the greenest fleet in the sky, which has already seen a 20 per cent reduction in fleet carbon emissions.

Virgin Atlantic plane flying
Virgin flight upper class