New Year Showstoppers


Annual international invite-only travel shows, PURE Marrakech and ILTM Cannes are where exciting travel news happens. The best of the best from around the world come here. Global Artichoke have been invited to PURE and ILTM Cannes since the beginning

The most exciting travel suppliers of lodges, hotels, villas and long-haul experience holidays – here are our top choices from the 2019 show…


Miavana & Madagascar

This superb new beach lodge sits on a private island in Madagascar, centre of operations for a stunning marine and nature conservation area. Contemporary architect-designed villas, excellent service and great cuisine are now under the auspices of Bruce Simpson, the originator of luxury eco-tourism in the Indian Ocean. See Miavana here.

Global Artichoke, in partnership with 100% Malagasy suppliers, can put together a sensational safari through the island’s diverse natural wonders. Travelling by private charter air and luxury 4×4, staying in boutique hotels and lodges, you will see the capital Antananarivo, flying in directly from Johannesburg, Nairobi or Paris.

Drive up to Andasibe to see wild lemurs in their natural rain forest habitat of Anjozorobe. From there, fly down to Morondava and Baobab Alley in the Baobab forests of Ifotaka, drive in air-conditioned private vehicle to the Tsingy of Bemaraha, the waterfalls of Anosiampala and fly down to Isalo National Park and the deserts of the south.

Stay in luxurious boutique hotels and lodges en route and, at the end of your safari, fly up to Nosy Be for a sail around the archipelago or directly to Antsiranana to make straight for Miavana.

See more about a Madagascan Itinerary here.


Costa Rica

The biggest adventure playground for adults! Our excellent partners in Costa Rica make it possible to experience this country and its diverse wonders on a completely new level.

Travel on foot, in kayak, by helicopter, float-plane, private charter or yacht – let us show you around from the perspective of those who live here. Insider knowledge.

From rainforests and volcanoes, to pristine beaches, ocean and sea. Dive with the largest Super-pod of Dolphins in the world, swim with Manatee or dive in a deep-sea submersible. Let us put together an itinerary which balances exploration, sensational experience and superb leisure time in which to luxuriate and reflect on your fantastic Costa Rican Experience.

Call Global Artichoke to let us start putting together the perfect tailor-made itinerary for you.



Ethiopia is best seen from the air. This fascinating land suffers from poor infrastructure but is magnificently varied – The Danakil Desert, Rock churches of Lalibela, the spectacular Rift Valley scenery, the rare Simien Highland Wolves, Addis Ababa a modern capital, ancient Gondar, the Blue Nile waterfalls…

Let Global Artichoke put together an itinerary just for you with the help of our Ethiopian experts both in the air and on the ground.


Ocean Sky

The future of aerial game viewing and scenic flight? We think so.

These state-of-the-art airships glide you along in super-contemporary luxury. Land wherever you like, relax on board, dine in style & sleep soundly in non-pressurised, beautifully appointed cabins. Huge windows (not possible in pressurised vehicles) give you panoramic and underfoot viewing.

The Airliner can cruise for up to 6 days, land on water or land, is silent and smooth. First cruise: Svalbard to the North Pole (where we will actually land!).

All aboard!


Japan – Iseshima, Tokyo and Kyoto

Following huge success over the Rugby World Cup, Japan is on a high! They are loving visitors’ interest in their fascinating country, culture, art and cuisine.

Call Global Artichoke to tailor-make your Japanese Itinerary for you

Whether your interest is in food culture, art, music, martial arts, ancient culture and temples, crazy modern trends or the natural beauty of the country – our team of experts will amaze you.



Fogo Island

Zita Cobb’s fantastic project is going so well that a great new initiative has been born from the Fogo Island culture – The Economic Nutrition label – which we hope will be adopted world-wide.

Global Artichoke was the First Private Travel Company proposing something very similar – for Travel Agents – for more information.

On an island off an island – one of nature’s beautiful places and where an old community has been preserved to share its lovely traditions and hospitality with a lucky few… See Fogo Island here.


Chedi Andermatt

This massive project in the Swiss Alps is nearly complete. The tiny old village of Andermatt has been vastly augmented with exceptional facilities, hotel rooms,  a concert hall, sports and leisure facilities.

The top-end Chedi brand have worked their magic here and created a unique, purpose-built resort whilst keeping everything in context and celebrating the beauty of the original village.

The ski area has been accessed and infrastructure put in place and the result is – fabulous!


One&Only Montenegro

Montenegro is a beautiful place but infrastructure has been lacking since the collapse of Yugoslavia. This coastline is the lovely part of the Adriatic and the soon-to-open One&Only will create many possibilities.

Sitting in perfect position in Portonovi, at the mouth of the Bay of Kotor, the One&Only includes a marina, superb Chenot Spa, incredible indoor pool, kids club, state-of-the-art gym, eleven outdoor pools and Asian, Italian and local Mediterranean restaurants. The Private Villas and Hotel Rooms & Suites will be of the standard we have come to expect from this excellent brand.

Just down the coast is Aman Resorts’ Sveti Stefan. This will be the second notable address in the country.

One&Only due to open in June 2020.


La Reserve Paris

In the short space of 2 years, La Reserve Hotel in Paris has won ‘Best hotel in Paris’, ‘Best hotel in France’ and then ‘Best hotel in the World’ (US Conde Nast Traveler) and its fine dining restaurant, Le Gabriel won 2** Michelin.

All this aside, if you are looking for the classic Parisian Grand Hotel, on the Jardins des Champs Elysees at the Concorde end, La Reserve gives the George V, Bristol and Crillon a run for their money and – we think might just come in ahead..!

Call Global Artichoke and we will find the right Parisian solution for you.

See also the fabulous La Reserve in Ramatuelle and La Reserve in Geneva.


LeFay Dolomites

Opened in summer 2019, Lefay’s second fantastic mountain spa retreat is in the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites, in the beautiful Valle delle Cascate. Relax in the woods, dining on freshest local produce, enjoying innovative spa treatments and popping into the town of Pinzolo for its charming local culture.

Drive in (or be driven) from Verona, Milan or Venice and combine a superb stay in beautiful Verona or magical Venice with the complete relaxation of LeFay in the Dolomites.

See LeFay’s first superb property here.

Call Global Artichoke for help exploring the Veneto and all its beauty.


10th January 2020 Blog
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