Virgin Australia Introduces Support to Nervous Flyers

At Virgin Australia, we’re in the business of experience, putting our customers at the heart of everything we do. We’ve uncovered that more than 10% of our guests experience high levels of nervousness when travelling, so whilst we love flying them from A to B, they might not always feel the same way. We want […]

Tips for travelling with kids!

Bye Melbourne! Destination HQ Travel Consultant Melissa has headed off on a family holiday to Hawaii. Being a frequent flyer, she has some great tips to share when travelling with kids! Melissa’s Tips: I always buys my kids a new backpack and fill it with a few new activities. We like to fill it with […]


This hotel is incredible – and I loved it’s location. Down near London Bridge and canary wharf, where So much is happening. Borough Market, lots of sood trucks and pop-up restaurants, micro breweries etc. So hip and happening! I would definitely stay here again – perfect for younger couples or those who have travelled to […]

Cruising on Queen Elizabeth

Destination HQ had a wonderful few days at sea sailing on Queen Elizabeth with a group of our valued clients. Cruising on the Cunard Line, Queen Elizabeth takes you back to the era of the infamous Titanic. The grand décor, formal black and white balls and traditional white glove service high tea in the ballroom […]

What happens when there is a real disturbance on a plane?

Stuart got to witness a live and frightening incedent when flying to Bangkok on Wednesday. At boarding time he noticed a man being escorted onto the plane and held by three officers. So it was clear that this man was being flown from Australia not of his own free will. Boarding and push back all […]

Stuart – Holland America Line Mexican Riviera Cruise

I just returned from a 7 night Mexican Riviera Cruise on Holland America from San Diego. And wow wow wow is all I can say. The 7 night itinerary has 3 days at sea and 3 days on land. Ports of call are Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos/Cabo San Lucas/Mataclan. All very different and interesting places […]

Melissa – A family holiday to Club Med Kani, Maldives

I recently stayed at Club Med Kani, Maldives for a multi-generation family holiday. All in all – we LOVED it! SINGAPORE AIRLINES We flew Melbourne/Singapore/Male. They are still the most polished airline, in my opinion. We were aboard the A380 on the long haul flights. Nice, wide seat with good recline (even in the last […]

Kate – A Journey through Sri Lanka

I just got back from a wonderful 11 nights in Sri Lanka. This country really exceeded all of my expectations. I loved it and can’t wait to return!! I was a bit nervous on recommending Sri Lanka before,  but now I know it really is a country for everyone! Its so untouched which blew me […]

Stuart – A weekend in Lisbon

I just had the weekend in Lisbon. I would recommend 4 nights here as lots to see and do and it’s incredibly cheap! And the egg tarts are amazing and cheap (6 for 5 Euro).  I flew Thai Airways to London and connected to TAP Air Portugal. Very seamless as both operate in terminal 2 […]

Sophie & Janelle – Anantara Maldives & Niyama Private Island Maldives

Our experience in the Maldives really lived up to our expectations. The water is next level amazing! All we can say is WOW! And if you haven’t been, you need to get there!! ANANTARA MALDIVES A 35 min speedboat from Male Airport will take you to Anantara Dhigu.  It is then also connected to both Anatara […]

Melissa – Sri Lanka Luxury, a Destination HQ small group journey

I escorted a Destination HQ small group journey in Sri Lanka.  We stayed in some of the most luxurious properties in Sri Lanka, and got to experience the beauty of this up and coming travel destination. SRI LANKAN AIRLINES Really impressed with this direct service between Melbourne and Colombo. Check in was relatively fast and efficient. […]

Vanessa – Luxury Cruising with Ponant

I travelled to Bergen, Norway to board Ponant’s brand new vessel MS Le Champlain.  It is the newest vessel for Ponant and is a small luxury ship up to 184 passengers. I absolutely loved the ship! It was not over the top, just the right amount of relaxed luxury, with a Scandinavian feel. The food was […]

Maldives: When to go

Located at the equator, Maldives has two monsoonal seasons, the dry season during northeast monsoon and wet season or southwest monsoon. Generally, the weather in Maldives is dry and temperatures remain the same throughout the year whether it’s wet or dry season. You can expect 23°Cs to 31°Cs all year long which makes it a […]

Kate – France River Cruise with Scenic Gem

I really couldn’t fault Scenic on my luxury France River Cruise. The staff were so friendly and always available for guests needs. The ship is modern, stylish, with lots of blues and blacks throughout the main areas.  The itinerary really gets you to see the heart of France. From the beautiful old cities, to the little towns with […]

Kate & Sophie on Safari in Kenya

We were able to experience a once in a lifetime Safari to Kenya with Wildlife Safari. We were amazed the whole way through at the incredible landscape, African hospitality and of course the chance to see the wildlife up close in their natural habitat. It was a luxury Safari from start to finish! Our flight […]

Kirsty – Sri Lanka in Style

We started our journey on the new direct service with Sri Lankan Airlines.  On arrival into Colombo we were met by staff from The Silk Route Lounge for the VIP service and taken through customs.  We were taken to the lounge and given snacks and cups of tea.  Someone collected our bags for us and […]

Loretta & Vanessa – Seabourn Encore Luxury Cruise

Vanessa and I enjoyed our ship inspection on Seabourn Encore while in Melbourne earlier this year. Both of us were impressed with the lightness and decent size passageways throughout the ship. Seabourn have small ships and Seabourn Encore holds 600 passengers. Encore is one of the newest of the Seabourn family along with Seabourn Ovation. […]

Joel – The Best of Chile with Atacama, Patagonia & Chiloé Island

Chile is a fascinating and picturesque country, stretching 4,290km from Peru to Patagonia.  Highlights of my trip include the extraordinary Atacama Desert, the Lakes District and the glaciers and national parks of Patagonia. My itinerary was designed by South America Tourism Office, and their planning was excellent. I visited many of the fully inclusive luxury lodges […]

Janelle – The Strand Cruise Myanmar

I was very spoilt on this AMAZING trip to Myanmar. The Strand Cruise and the Strand Hotel Yangon are stunning!! ~ Getting there ~ We travelled with Thai Airways in Business Class on the way over and Economy Class on the way back.  The service was really good, and the food was great too.  It […]